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Zack Sanchez
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Zack Sanchez 1373226
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 179
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
High School: Central HS
Season GP-GS UT AT Total TFL Sacks INT FF FR PBU
2013 13-13 33 13 46 0.5-1 0.0-0 2-117 0 0 13
2014 13-13 31 12 43 1.0-1 0.0-0 6-43 0 0 8
2015 11-11 36 9 45 3.5-7 0.5-4 7-60 0 0 7
Career 37-37 100 34 134 5.0-9 0.5-4 15-220 0 0 28

2015
Semifinalist for the Thorpe Award ... named Second Team All-American by Sporting News, Walter Campb and USA Today ... selected as Third Team All-American by Phil Steele ... dubbed All-American honorable mention by Sports Illustrated ... picked for All-Big 12 First Team by league's coaches, AP and Phil Steele ... placed on All-Big 12 Second Team by ESPN.com ... played in and started 11 games at cornerback (did not play against Iowa State or Kansas due to injury) ... intercepted a pass and made one tackle in the Orange Bowl against Clemson (12/31) ... broke up two passes and had six tackles at Oklahoma State (11/28) ... intercepted two passes, broke up another and had four tackles with one for loss against TCU (11/21) ... recorded an interception and finished with six tackles at Baylor (11/14) ... broke up one pass but was injured on game's opening play and did not return against Texas Tech (10/24) ... intercepted two passes, including a pick-six for 38 yards, and had one tackle at Kansas State (10/17) ... registered five tackles with 1.0 TFL against Texas (10/10) ... tied a career high with eight tackles, assisted on a sack and broke up a pass against West Virginia (10/3) ... tallied five tackles against Tulsa (9/19) ... recorded the game-winning interception in double overtime to go with six tackles, including 1.0 for loss, at Tennessee (9/12) ... broke up one pass while assisting on three tackles against Akron (9/5)

2014
Named All-Big 12 First Team by the league's coaches, AP, 247Sports, Athlon Sports and Phil Steele and All-Big 12 Second Team by ESPN.com ... semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award ... started all 13 games at cornerback ... broke up a pass and had four tackles with a stop for loss against Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl (12/29) ... intercepted a pass, broke up another pass and had four tackles against Oklahoma State (12/6) ... returned one punt for 14 yards against Kansas (11/22) ... broke up a pass and had two tackles at Texas Tech (11/15) ... made three tackles against Baylor (11/8) ... had two tackles at Iowa State (11/1) ... broke up two passes and had three tackles against Kansas State (10/18) ... earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors after returning an interception for a touchdown and tying a career high with eight tackles against Texas (10/11) ... recorded five tackles at TCU (10/4) ... intercepted a pass and had a season-high six tackles at West Virginia (9/20) ... picked off a pass and recorded two tackles against Tennessee (9/13) ... made one tackle and recorded an interception at Tulsa (9/6) ... intercepted a pass, blocked a field goal and made three tackles against Louisiana Tech (8/30)

2013
Named Freshman All-American by FWAA ... started all 13 games at CB ... returned an interception 43 yards, broke up a pass and made three tackles in the Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama (1/2) ... broke up a pass and recorded five tackles at Oklahoma State (12/7) ... returned an interception 74 yards for a touchdown and made four tackles at Kansas State (11/23) ... broke up a pass and made three tackles against Iowa State (11/16) ... career-high eight tackles against Texas Tech (10/26) ... broke up a pass and had two tackles at Kansas (10/19) ... made two tackles vs. Texas (10/12) ... broke up a career-high four passes and had two tackles against TCU (10/5) ... broke up three passes and had two tackles at Notre Dame (9/28) ... matched career high with six tackles and had 0.5 TFL with one pass breakup against Tulsa (9/14) ... registered six tackles against West Virginia (9/7) ... in Sooners debut, started and made three tackles with one pass breakup against ULM (8/31)

2012
Redshirted.

High School
Three star-recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, 247sports.com and Scout.com ... picked off nine passes on defense and had 45 receptions for 994 yards and 13 touchdowns on offense as a senior ... named AP first team All-State.

No. 27 cornerback (247sports)
No. 64 cornerback (ESPN)
No. 55 safety (Scout)
No. 37 athlete (Rivals)
No. 61 player in Texas (247sports)
No. 78 player in Texas (Rivals)
No. 172 player in Texas (ESPN)
No. 226 player in Midlands Region (ESPN)

The Wrap-Up
Son of Rudy and Yvette Sanchez ... majoring in academic affairs.

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