2012 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12, SECOND TEAM
FALL 2012 BAYLOR DEAN'S LIST
5-TIME BIG 12 COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL
Two-year letterman at receiver... Former walk-on awarded scholarship prior to senior season... Played in 11 career games, totaled one career reception... Member of senior class that played in three straight bowl games for first time in school history and won back-to-back bowl games for first time since 1985-86... 2012 second-team Academic All-Big 12 honoree... Selected to Fall 2012 Baylor Dean's List... Five-time member of Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Graduated from Baylor in December 2012 with degree in health science studies, concentration in pre-med/pre-dental.
2012 (Senior): Played in two of 13 games as senior... Awarded scholarship prior to senior season... Dressed for all 13 games, saw action in first two of season, but recorded no stats... Named to Academic All-Big 12 second team... Selected to Baylor Dean's List in fall 2012... Named to Fall 2012 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2011 (Junior): Walk-on receiver and special teamer played in seven of 13 games... Earned first collegiate letter... Selected to fall 2011 and spring 2012 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Saw action as backup receiver in four games, played exclusively special teams in three other contests... No receptions on season... Played from scrimmage in wins over Rice (third game), Iowa State (fifth game), Texas Tech (11th game) and Texas (12th game)... Played only special teams vs. Stephen F. Austin (second game), Missouri (eighth game) and Valero Alamo Bowl win over Washington.
2010 (Sophomore): Walk-on receiver, saw action in one game as sophomore... Practice squad member... Selected to Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Rolls... Made one reception on season, four-yard catch in win over Kansas (fifth game) in collegiate debut.
2009 (True Freshman): Walk-on true freshman receiver, joined squad in spring 2009... Saw action in one game, third game vs. Northwestern State, had no stats.
High School: Graduated from Atascocita High School in Humble, Texas... Played senior season in 2007 at St. Pius X High School in Houston under head coach Robin Kirk... Played receiver and defensive back for SPX 2007 TAPPS DI state championship squad that finished 11-2... Played at Atascocita as junior for head coach Dean Colbert... Earned 2006 honorable mention All-District 21-5A honors on AHS 5-4 DII bi-district finalist squad... Totaled 30 receptions for 407 yards and 7 touchdowns as junior in 2006... Named 2006 Academic All-District 21-5A... Also lettered two years in track and field and one year in basketball at Atascocita.
Personal: Son of David and Rachel Valdez... Full name is Michael Alexander Valdez... Born Sept. 1, 1989, in Houston, Texas... Graduated from Baylor in December 2012 with degree in health science studies, concentration in pre-med/pre-dental.