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Diego Oquendo
Diego Oquendo

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Staten Island, N.Y.

High School:
Tottenville

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 175

Position:
CB

Birthdate:
02/08/1985

Experience:
1L


Ticketed for back-up duty at cornerback in 2007 . . . made the transition from wide receiver to cornerback midway through spring drills . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in three games (vs. Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and Indiana), primarily on special teams . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in all 11 games in 2005, working primarily on special teams . . . returned four kickoffs for 86 yards (21.5 avg.) . . . returned three kickoffs for 67 yards vs. Northwestern, including a 31-yard gain . . . made three tackles (2 solos, 1 assist) on special teams . . . produced two stops (1-1) vs. Michigan . . . racked up 44 production points on special teams . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 10, 2005, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Originally signed with Syracuse in 2004, coming out of Tottenville High School in Staten Island, N.Y. . . two-year starter for Coach James Munson . . . talented all-purpose player helped the Pirates to a perfect 12-0 record in 2003 . . . had 12 catches for 287 yards (23.9 avg.) and five touchdowns as a senior . . . rushed for 188 yards on eight carries and scored twice in 2003 . . . recorded 54 tackles, including three sacks, and two interceptions as a senior . . . returned six kickoffs for 185 yards (30.8 avg.) and four punts for 172 yards (43.0 avg.) and two scores in 2003 . . . accounted for 211 all-purpose yards and two TDs vs. Susan Wagner . . . scored on a 66-yard grab and returned a punt 70 yards for another score against the Falcons . . . also registered a season-high 10 tackles vs. Susan Wagner . . . returned a punt 72 yards for a TD vs. Curtis . . . scored on a 61-yard run vs. Dewitt Clinton . . . gained 93 yards on three carries vs. Bayside, including a 72-yard TD run . . . caught 16 passes for 343 yards (21.4 avg.) and two TDs as a junior . . . produced 61 tackles, including two sacks, and three interceptions in 2002 . . . returned 12 kickoffs for 257 yards (21.4 avg.) and one score plus five punts for 65 yards (13.0 avg.) as a junior . . . had five receptions for a careerbest 116 yards and a score vs. Bayside . . . scored on an 85-yard kickoff return vs. Port Richmond . . . returned a fumble for a TD vs. Curtis . . . reached double figures in tackles three times in 2002, posting 10 stops vs. Susan Wagner, career-best 14 vs. South Shore and 11 vs. Abraham Lincoln . . . also came up with two interceptions vs. Abraham Lincoln . . . competed in track as a sprinter and hurdler . . . runs 4.42 in the 40 . . . son of Charmaine Sojourner . . . born Feb. 8, 1985 . . . has a twin brother, Keith . . . majoring in sociology.

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