Anthony Soto
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fresno, Calif.

High School:
San Joaquin Memorial HS '08

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
WR

Major:
Community & Regional Development

2011: Started in all 11 games at receiver... Was the most consistent receiver on the squad, posting three or more catches for over 40 yards in all but three games... Was second on the team in catches (11), total yards (551), touchdowns (4), longest catch (46) and yards per game (56.5). Finished the season with 12.5 yards per catch... Had a season-best two touchdowns at South Dakota, along with five catches for 47 yards... Recorded a career high 86 yards in a win over UTSA, including a 46-yard touchdown reception.

2010:
Appeared in 10 games, starting 9 at X-receiver... Ranked 3rd on team, tops among 2011 returners, with 29 receptions for 344 yards and 2 touchdowns... Enjoyed strong finish, hauling in 6 catches for 70 yards vs. North Dakota, 4 catches and season-best 71 yards (including 42-yarder in 4th quarter) at Cal Poly, then scoring 2 TDs vs. Sacramento State.

2009: Saw action in 7 games as a reserve wideout... Caught 7 passes for 62 yards... Also chipped in on kick returns (5-for-109) and punt returns (1-for-minus-1)... First collegiate reception was 3-yarder early in season opener at Fresno State... Longest kick return was a 30-yard scamper from the end zone vs. Southern Utah.

2008: Redshirted... Selected as Scout Offense Player of the Week after North Dakota game.

SAN JOAQUIN MEMORIAL HS '08: Earned All-North Yosemite League honors for three straight years as a wide receiver, adding a NYL Offensive Player of the Year nod in his senior season... Caught 47 passes for 770 yards and seven touchdowns in 2007... Had 43 receptions for 626 yards and three TDs as a junior, 32-for-473 with four TDs as a sophomore... Also starred in basketball, averaging 12.6 points per game as a junior, 10.2 ppg as a senior... National Honor Society member, earning academic awards for algebra II and American history.

PERSONAL: Born in Fresno, Calif.... Majoring in community & regional development... Parents are Lori & David Soto... Best athlete he's faced was Jrue Holiday, then of Campbell Hall HS.