As a junior (2005): An All-Big 12 honorable-mention selection by the league's head coaches and the Associated Press ... Started all 11 games on the offensive line at center after moving to the position during spring drills ... A 2005 team captai.
As a sophomore (2004): Started all 11 games on the offensive line at guard ... Recorded 65 knockdown blocks ... A member of the Athletic Director's Honor Rol.
As a redshirt freshman (2003): Appeared in 12 games mainly on special team.
As a freshman (2002): Redshirted ... Won the coaches' award for offensive scout team player of the week following the Nebraska gam.
High School: : A two-time all-district selection during his junior and senior seasons ... Also a two-year letterwinner and starter for head coach Mike Stephens ... Helped his team to the state playoffs both seasons as a starter ... Ranked No. 59 in the country among prep offensive guards by Rivals 100 ... Recorded 55 pancake blocks as a senior and 40 as a junior ... An honorable mention selection on the National Hispanic Scholar list ... An officer in his high school Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter ... Also served on the Superintendent's Advisory Committe.
Personal: : Son of John and Rose Ochoa ... Born in Houston, Texas ... A journalism majo.