2017 - 2018 NEW MEXICO
FOOTBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
BRANDON
BAEZA
DEFENSIVE BACK/WIDE RECEIVER
LAS CRUCES HS
LAS CRUCES , NEW MEXICO
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-7
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
41
CATCHES
1009
RECEIVING YARDS
8
RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS
496
RUSHING YARDS

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-7, 165-pound senior wide receiver and defensive back caught 41 passes for 1,009 yards and eight touchdowns this past season, leading the Bulldawgs (10-2) to the Class 6A state semifinals. Baeza also rushed for 496 yards and six TDs, passed for 114 yards and two scores and returned two punts for touchdowns. Defensively, Baeza recorded 22 tackles and two interceptions. He was a First Team All-State selection as a wide receiver and cornerback in 2016.

Academic Achievement


Baeza has maintained a 3.54 GPA in the classroom. He remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.

Exemplary Character


A member of his local chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Baeza has volunteered locally with the Special Olympics and as a youth football coach. “Brandon is such a tough player,” said Aaron Ocampo, head coach of Centennial High. “He isn’t very big but he is easily the toughest kid on the field. It doesn’t matter that he’s short—he still makes plays.”