Orlando Iglesias
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    Orlando Iglesias

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Miami

    High School:
    Coral Park

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 220

    Position:
    WR

    Missed all of last season after suffering severe sprained ankle in season opener versus Rice...given a medical redshirt and returns for his final season with an eye on several UH receiving marks?is listed as a starter at one of the three wide out positions...teams with KeyKowa Bell and Brian Robinson to give the Cougars one of the best wide receiving corps in the nation?should see numbers explode in pass happy offense?is currently in the midst of a 32 game reception streak?streak is fourth-longest active Division I-A streak heading into 2001 season?had at least one catch in 33 of the 34 games he was suited up for the Cougars?is also ranked in the top 10 in all the major receiving categories?heads into senior season with 159 total receptions and 2,100 yards, which places him fourth in both categories?is one of only four receivers in the history of UH to crack 2,000 yards receiving in a career?is just one touchdown reception away from cracking the top 10?physical receiver with great hands?has exceptional leaping ability and can go after every ball?also a tough blocker downfield?had only one catch in Red-White Game...should be considered for both all-Conference USA and All-America honors?2000: Started season opener versus Rice and had four catches for 49 yards before suffering season-ending injury...1999: Started all 11 games?led the Cougars in receiving with 59 catches for 750 yards and two touchdowns?finished sixth in the conference in receiving?continued pass catching streak with at least one reception in all 11 games?had a career-best 12 catches for 130 yards against nationally-ranked East Carolina?also topped 100 yards receiving with 105 yards on six catches against nationally-ranked Alabama?touchdown catches came against Rice and Alabama?longest catch of the year was 39-yarder against the Crimson Tide?had at least three receptions in every game?hauled in seven versus Rice and five against UL Lafayette, UAB, Louisville and Army?1998: Caught 63 passes for 772 yards and led Houston with eight touchdown receptions...ranked sixth in C-USA and tied for 30th nationally with 5.73 receptions per game...his 63 catches tied him with former Cougar All-American Elmo Wright for 11th place on Houston's single season list...recorded his third 100-yard receiving day with 105 yards on seven catches in the Tulane game...caught a season-long 51-yard pass against the Green Wave...best day of the season came against Southern Miss with 11 catches for 155 yards...caught nine passes for 101 yards and one touchdown against Memphis after pulling in seven balls for 96 yards and two touchdowns versus Army? caught at least three passes in every game and had six or more receptions in six contests? 1997: A second team Freshman All-America choice by The Sporting News? started 10 games for the Cougars ...member of the 1997 Conference USA All-Freshman team...made 33 receptions for 529 yards on the year...led Houston in receiving yards and in average per catch (16.0)...scored a pair of touchdowns on the year...first collegiate TD came versus Pittsburgh on an eight-yard pass from Jason McKinley that gave UH a 24-21 lead... recorded a single game-high eight receptions for a total of 171 yards in the win over Minnesota...established a new freshman school record for receiving yards against the Golden Gophers that was also the highest yardage total by a UH player since 1992, a total of 53 games...all of his catches in the game were for at least 12 yards and four went for 23 yards or more?earned C-USA Offensive Player of the Week accolades for that performance...grabbed a pair of passes for 68 yards and a touchdown in the win over Louisville, including the 38-yard game-winner with less than five minutes left in regulation... season-long 39-yard catch came in Houston's double-overtime win against Cincinnati...High School: Broke Dade County's record for most touchdown receptions in a season with 17...led Coral Park to the playoffs for the first time in school history... caught four touchdown passes in the first round playoff game... 44th ranked player in Florida by Super Prep...listed on the Tallahassee Democrat's Top 50 and Florida Times-Union Top 75 lists...a first team all-Dade County selection two years in a row...first team all-state as a senior and third team in 1995...an honorable mention All-America selection and Coral Park's MVP...caught 62 passes for 1,060 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior in 1996...only played organized (HS) football for two years?chose UH over Ohio State, Florida and Iowa State?honor roll student as a senior?Personal: Born Oct. 26, 1978, in Cuba? mother's name is Raquel Iglesias?majoring in business.

    Iglesias' 1999 Game-by-Game Stats

    ?NoYdsAvgTDLng
    Rice78211.7118
    Alabama610517.5139
    UL Lafayette5499.8023
    UAB57014.0023
    Cincinnati4369.0016
    North Carolina35618.7026
    Louisville57615.2029
    East Carolina1213010.8021
    Tulane3279.0016
    LSU45513.8030
    Army56412.8029
    Totals5975012.7239

    Iglesias' Career Receiving Statistics

    YearGRecYardsAvgTDLgAvg/G
    1997113352916.023948.1
    1998116377212.385170.2
    1999115975012.723968.2
    2000144912.201949.0
    Totals341592,10013.2125161.8

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