Indoor: Finished fifth in the shot put at the UH All-Comers Meet with a mark of 14.18m (46-06.25) ... Threw a career-best 14.90m (48-10.75) at the Texas A&M Invitational. Outdoor: Threw a career best in the shot put at the Rice All-Comers Meet with a toss of 15.09m (49-06.25) to finish in fifth place ... Placed eighth in the discus with a PR mark of 46.42m (152-03) at the J. Fred Duckett Rice Twilight.
Indoor: Set a season best in the shot put with a toss of 1.65m (44-09.50) at the C-USA Indoor Championships. Outdoor: Set a season best in the shot put with a mark of 14.56m (47-09.25) during the C-USA Outdoor Championships ... Also set a season best in the discus with a toss of 46.40m (152-03) during the C-USA Outdoor Championships.
Three-time shot put and discus district champion ... State medalist in discus and state qualifier in shot put ... Regional champion in the shot put in 2006 and the discus in 2007... Four time regional qualifier ... Set a personal best of 18.31m (60-01) in the shot put and 55.24m (181-03) in the discs ... Earned All-District, All-Valley, All-Bay Area and All-South Texas honors in football ... Two-time Second Team All-State in football ... Also member of the FFA.
Born in McAllen Texas on July 11, 1988 ... Son of Fred and Carol Sanchez ... Father is a head football coach ... Also recruited by Texas A&M, Rice and OSU in football ... Enjoys hunting, fishing and relaxing ... Father, grandfather and four uncles were all award winners on their college football teams ... Major is in kinesiology.