53 - Cedric Gonzalez
Cedric Gonzalez
Height: 6-1
Weight: 225
Year: So.
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Sunnyside HS '12
Position: LB
Experience: 1L*

2013: Listed as a backup at strong-side inside linebacker on the preseason depth chart. In three spring scrimmages, he had 11 tackles.

2012: Redshirted. Was selected as the team’s defensive scout team player of the week twice.

HS: Graduated from Sunnyside HS in 2012. Earned Arizona Division 1 All-State second team honors as a senior linebacker. He was the Arizona Division 1 Southern Region Defensive Player of the Year, earning first team All-Arizona Division 1 Southern Region honors as a linebacker and second team as a wide receiver. In addition, he was a two-time first team Arizona Daily Star All-Southern Arizona selection at linebacker. He had 82 tackles and a pair of sacks as a senior, plus two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble, a pass broken up and three blocked kicks. He also led the team in rushing with 487 yards on 62 carries (7.9 per carry) and 11 touchdowns, and was second in receiving yards with 466 on 29 catches (16.1 yards per catch) and three more scores. He had a season-high 147 yards on just 10 carries with two touchdowns and a long of 85 in a 34-20 victory over Rincon (9/2/11). He also had eight catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns versus Tucson (10/21/11). He had 10 or more tackles in four games, including a season-high 15 with a pair of sacks versus Sabino (9/16/11). Sunnyside finished the season 7-4. As a sophomore and junior, he was a first team All-5A Southern Region linebacker, leading the team as a sophomore with 125 tackles. Also an exceptional wrestler, he was Arizona’s Division I Wrestler of the Year as a senior. He finished 29-1 and as the Division I State Championship runner-up at 220 pounds. A tender left knee forced him to forfeit the title match with 41 seconds left. He won a state title as a junior at 171 pounds and placed fourth in the state as a sophomore. He was a part of three team wrestling titles, but Sunnyside’s streak of 14-straight state titles was snapped in 2012.

Personal: Major undecided. Born 12/17/93 in Tucson, Ariz. His parents are Victor Gonzalez and Margie Williams.

 
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