Joe Bandel
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Murrieta, Calif.

High School:
Monrieth Valley HS '98

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 235

Position:
TE

Major:
Wildfish & Conservation Biology

2001: Co-winner of team?s MOST IMPROVED AWARD, having emerged from fourth position on preseason depth chart to regular-season starting job... Started 10 of 13 games, including all three postseason Saturdays... Finished 5th on team (tops among tight ends) with 20 catches for 241 yards and 2 TDs... Scored first career TD on a 42-yard strike from J.T. O?Sullivan in first quarter vs. Humboldt State... Had career-high 54 yards in that game... Drew first blood on Central Washington with 7-yard TD reception in game?s opening drive.

CAREER POSTSEASON: 6 catches for 62 yards, all in 2001.

2000: Appeared in the first two games, but did not catch a pass.

1999: Redshirted.

MONRIETH VALLEY HS ?98 : Named to All-Mountain View Athletic League first team... Honorable mention All-County... Team went 9-2-1 and captured league title his senior year... Also helped basketball team to league championship as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 25, 1980 in Newport Beach, Calif.... Age 22 throughout season... Majoring in wildlife, fish & conservation biology... Sports hero is Junior Seau... Lists non-sports hero as Mother Teresa... Career plans are to teach and coach.