Four-time member of 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
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
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 bidistrict
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
Personal: Son of David and Rachel Valdez... Full name is Michael
Alexander Valdez... Born Sept. 1, 1989, in Houston, Texas... Majoring in
health science studies.