2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Made his only appearance of the 2010 season in Week 4 vs. Northern Colorado and recorded one solo tackle.
2009 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Purdue.
2008 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Earned all-conference honors after recording 11 sacks as a red-shirt freshman at Monterey (Calif.) Peninsula College where he played for former Spartan quarterback Mike Rasmussen . . . helped anchor a Lobo defensive unit that allowed only 13.9 points, 74.1 rushing yards and 283.9 total yards per game in 2008.
2007 SEASON: Redshirted as a first-year walk-on at the University of Utah.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned All-Monterey County and All-Tri-County Athletic League honors as a senior at Palma High School in Salinas, Calif. . . . named Chieftain Defensive MVP after leading the team with 106 tackles (63 solos, 43 assists) in 2006 . . . also credited with seven tackles for losses, 10 quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a senior . . . recorded a career-best 22 tackles vs. Palo Alto Senior . . . produced 19 stops vs. San Jose Archbishop Mitty, including three for losses . . . made 11 tackles vs. San Francisco St. Ignatius, with two resulting in losses including a sack . . . posted 27 tackles (17 solos, 10 assists) as a junior, including a sack . . . also lettered in track and field . . . son of Carl and Jill Pacheco . . . born Sept. 9, 1988 . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in political science.