UCLA Football BIO
Thomas Duarte
Player Profile:
Thomas Duarte 1572837
Position: Receiver
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 225
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fullerton, Calif.
High School: Mater Dei

2014 - Appeared in 12 games with seven starts ... Honorable mention all-conference ... Caught 28 passes (fourth on team) for 540 yards (second on team) and four touchdowns (second on team) ... Led the team with a 19.29 yards per catch average which ranked 15th in the nation and first in the Pac-12 ... Caught four passes for 110 yards and two scores vs. Memphis ... Also made scoring receptions vs. USC (57 yds) and Stanford (15) ... Had season-high four catches in games v. Memphis, at Arizona State and Stanford.

2013 - Saw action in all 13 games and made four starts ... Honorable mention all-conference ... Made 16 receptions for 214 yards ... Tied the UCLA true freshman school record with three touchdown passes ... Had a best game of three receptions for 76 yards against Cal ... Caught scoring passes against Virginia Tech, Oregon and Cal.

HIGH SCHOOL - A four-star recruit according to scout.com and rivals.com, who played wide receiver and linebacker in high school … Named second-team USA Today All-America as a tight end … Parade All-American ... Ranked as the nation’s No. 8 tight end by scout.com and No. 2 in the West … No. 229 recruit on the rivals.com 250 …No. 44 recruit on the scout.com West 150 … Rated by rivals.com as the No. 29 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 26 overall prospect in the state of California … SuperPrep’s No. 9 tight end prospect nationally and the No. 9-rated recruit in the CA/NV/HI region … Rated as ESPN.com’s No. 9 tight end in the nation and the No. 57 recruit in the state … PrepStar’s No. 147-ranked recruit and a member of the Dream Team … Ranked as the No. 18 wide receiver in the nation by PrepStar … As a senior, he caught 58 passes for 1,025 yards and 17 touchdowns (17.7 yards per catch average) … Team captain ... On defense, he totaled 42 tackles, 10 sacks and three interceptions … Named Area Offensive Player of the Year by Orange County Register and Orange County Prep Player of the Year by the Brea Lions ... Trinity League MVP ... First-team All-CIF Pac-5 Division selection … Coached by Bruce Rollinson.

PERSONAL - Full Name: Thomas James Duarte … Born in Fullerton, CA… Parents: Timothy and Deborah Duarte … Has one younger brother, Samuel, and an older sister, Jessica ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as playing in the CIF Championship Game and the Semper Fi All-America Bowl ... The NFL's Robert Griffin III is the athlete he admires the most … Hobbies include fishing, playing all sports, watching movies, listening to music, playing dominoes ... Mother attended UCLA ... Sister was a three-time CIF Champion and two-time state champion as a member of the basketball team at Mater Dei HS ... Interested in a career in business.

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