Lindy's Sports, Athlon Sports and PhilSteele.com ... Huge target, who has outstanding hands and is hard to bring down ... Earned All-America accolades each of the last two seasons, as he was a freshman honoree in 2010 and an honorable mention pick in 2011 ... SDSU scholar-athlete.
Escobar led the Aztecs in receptions (41), receiving yards (519) and touchdown catches (6) this season, and has 10 receptions of 20 yards or more. The junior is a three-time all-Mountain West selection, including first-team honors each of the past two seasons. Over his career, Escobar has 121 receptions (17th in program history), 1,622 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns.
On the Mackey Award Watch List as one of the nation's top tight ends ... Honorable mention All-American by SI.com .... First-team all-conference honoree .... 2011 preseason all-MW?honors by Lindy's Sports (first team), Athlon Sports (second team) and Phil Steele (second team) ... Tabbed to Phil Steele's 2011 midseason all-MW first team ... Played in all 13 outings, starting six times, despite breaking his hand midseason ... SDSU's second-leading receiver with 51 grabs for 780 yards and seven scores ... His total catches and receiving yards both are second in school season history among tight ends, trailing only Tim Delany (1970) ... His 60.0 receiving yards per game ranked third nationally among tight ends ... Hauled in his fifth career touchdown in the season-opening win over Cal Poly ... Overall, had four catches for 36 yards as a starter against the Mustangs ... Reserve at Army, but did not make a reception ... Career-best two touchdowns with both coming in the second half of the win over WSU, ending with four grabs for 58 yards ... Made a season-high five catches as a starter at Michigan, compiling 64 receiving yards, including a season-long 30-yard effort.
Was the team's leading receiver vs. TCU, logging three receptions for a career-high 68 yards and a touchdown ... One of his catches vs. the Horned Frogs went for a season-long 39 yards ... Logged playing time at Air Force, but did not record a stat ... Had a career-high 95 receiving yards and a TD catch vs. Wyoming, including a season-long 44-yard catch, despite playing with a broken hand ... Caught three balls for 25 yards vs. New Mexico ... Had game highs of six receptions and 58 yards at Colorado State ... Had a career game against Boise State, setting highs of eight catches, 113 yards and two touchdowns (tied) ... Caught four passes for 68 yards at UNLV ... Had his second 100-yard receiving game of his career against Fresno State, hauling in six catches for 125 yards ... Made four catches for 70 yards in the New Orleans Bowl.
Second-team freshman All-American by Rivals.com, CollegeFootballNews.com and Phil Steele.com ... Named a second-team all-Mountain West Conference pick ... Played in all 13 contests, starting the last 12 ... Had 19 receptions for either first downs or touchdowns in 2010 ... His 29 catches and four TDs on the year were third on the team ... Played in his first career game as an Aztec, logging his first career catch for 27 yards in the opening win over Nicholls ... First career start and first career touchdown at New Mexico State ... Ended the win over the Aggies with two catches for 33 yards, including a 14-yard TD reception in the first quarter ... Starter again at No. 25 Missouri, posting a pair of catches to go with a tackle ... Two grabs for 57 yards as a starter vs. Utah State ... His career-long 45-yard reception in the first quarter set up the team's second touchdown.
Only catch at BYU was a one-yard TD on a critical fourth-down play ... Second consecutive game with a touchdown, making a spectacular one-handed catch for an eight-yard score in the second half vs. No. 23 Air Force ... Reception was rated No. 2 on ESPN's top plays of the day ... Two catches for 11 yards in the win at New Mexico ... Had a career-high and team-high four receptions for 42 yards vs. Colorado State ... Bettered his career high with six catches for 62 yards against Utah, including a 14-yard touchdown ... Caught four balls for 42 yards vs. UNLV ... Made three grabs for 24 yards against Navy.
Did not see any action in his first year on campus.
Standout at Santa Margarita High School in Orange County ... A 2008 Trinity League second-team selection on offense after grabbing 37 receptions for 492 yards and six scores ... Had seven receptions for 130 yards against St. Bonaventure, the eventual state Division III champion ... Named the player of the game for his performance ... As a junior, caught 11 passes for 163 yards (14.8 yards per catch) ... Listed as the No. 79 tight end nationally by Scout.com ... A preseason "Senior to Watch" by ocvarsity.com ... Named No. 20 on the "Top 20 O.C. Recruits for Class of 2009" list by ocvarsity.com ... Also competed in basketball.
Born Feb., 3, 1991, in New York, N.Y. ... Son of Harry and Erin Escobar ... Committed to San Diego State early in the recruiting process ... Is studying public administration.