Had a breakout season during his 2004 junior campaign ... Completed the journey from walkon to role player to one of SDSU's most important offensive weapons ... Will be one of leading returning receivers in the Mountain West Conference ... Enters the season having caught a pass in 16 straight games ... Could end the season on SDSU's career receptions chart.
2004: Finished the season with 52 catches for 728 yards, both were the second-best totals on the team ... Led SDSU with an average of 14 yards per catch and tied for the team lead with six touchdown receptions ... His 61-yard catch at Michigan set up an Aztec touchdown and was SDSU's longest pass play of the season ... Finished ninth in the Mountain West with an average of 4.73 catches per game and ranked 10th in the league with 66.2 receiving yards per game ... Caught at least three passes in every game and had seven receptions against Michigan and New Mexico ... Against No. 17 Michigan, he had seven catches for 125 yards and a touchdown ... Had 95 receiving yards at Air Force and 91 vs. New Mexico ... Became a big-play threat with his 61-yard catch and run at Michigan, a 30-yard reception vs. Colorado State, a 31-yard catch at Brigham Young and a 32-yard catch vs. UNLV ... Had a TD reception in three of the final five games of the season ... In conference games only, he was sixth in catches (4.86 per game) and 10th with 64.7 receiving yards per game.
2003: Finished third on the team with 33 catches ... His 329 receiving yards were also third best on the squad ... Lone touchdown of the season came on an acrobatic catch at UNLV in SDSU's 7-0 victory over the Rebels ... Caught a pass in every game but the opener against Eastern Washington and at UCLA ... Twenty-seven of his receptions came in the final five games of the season, including 10 catches against both New Mexico and Colorado State ... Best yardage day was 89 against the Lobos, followed by 88 against Colorado State ... Caught four passes against Air Force ... Lone catch against Wyoming went for a season-high 25 yards ... Was credited with a pair of rushing attempts against Colorado State.
2002: Caught 13 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown as a redshirt freshman ... Had the first three receptions of his career at No. 17 Colorado ... Had a 25-yard touchdown reception at Idaho for his first career score ... Longest catch of the season was a 33-yarder vs. Mountain West champ Colorado State ... Had three receptions at Brigham Young.
2001: Redshirted his first season at SDSU.
High School: A local product who prepped at Horizon High School under head coach Chris Johnson ... Played both wide receiver and defensive back for the Panthers ... Earned first-team all-Coastal League and second-team all-CIF honors as a senior ... Also lettered in basketball, baseball and track at Horizon ... Was an all-academic selection.
Personal: Born May 30, 1983, in San Diego ... Parents are Robert and Judy Ortiz ... Major is communications.