Chase Ortiz
Chase Ortiz


League City, Texas

High School:
Clear Creek

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 255




2007 Preseason All-American
2007 Lombardi Award Watch List
2007 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List
2007 Ted Hendricks Award Watch List
2007 Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List
First-Team All-Texas College Defense by Dave Campbell's Texas Football

2006: First-team All-Mountain West Conference for the second straight season... started every game for the second consecutive year... his 11.0 tackles for a loss ranked second in the MWC, behind only teammate Tommy Blake (16.5)... closed the regular season with four stops behind the line of scrimmage, including a sack, against Air Force... it was part of five solo tackles on the day... began the year with his first collegiate interception, a pick in the season-opening 17-7 win at Baylor... played extremely well in the 12-3 victory over Texas Tech... forced a fumble, combined on a sack, had a quarterback hurry and a pass break-up versus the Red Raiders... took part in two tackles for losses totaling 10 yards, including a sack, in the 26-3 win over Wyoming.

2005: First-team All-Mountain West Conference after beginning preseason drills in a third-team position on the TCU depth chart... topped the MWC with nine sacks while his 14 tackles for a loss tied for the league lead and resulted in a loss of 75 yards... had a TFL in nine of 12 games while his nine sacks came in the final nine contests... closed the season with a stellar performance in the Houston Bowl win over Iowa State (Dec. 31)... had 2.5 sacks for a loss of 22 yards... it was part of 3.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage for a minus-27 yards... tied a season-high with five total tackles against the Cyclones... 25 of his 37 season stops were solo... had two sacks in road wins at BYU (Sept. 24) and Wyoming (Oct. 8)... also forced a fumble in the 28-14 win over the Cowboys... combined on a sack for a safety against Colorado State (Nov. 5) in the MWC championship-clinching 33-6 victory... had 1.5 sacks on the night... forced a fumble while also posting a season-best five tackles in a nationally-televised win over Utah (Sept. 15)... recovered a fumble and had a tackle for a loss among five stops against New Mexico (Oct. 1)... posted a TFL and pass breakup in the season-opening win at Oklahoma (Sept. 3) which also represented his first collegiate contest... closed the regular season with a sack versus UNLV (Nov. 12).

2004: Did not see game action.

2003: Redshirted as a true freshman... moved from linebacker to the defensive line.

High School: Three-year letterman for Clear Creek... played for coach Aubrey Schultz... earned first-team All-District and all-county and second team all-Greater Houston accolades as a senior... first-team all-district and all-county honors as a junior... also played tight end, earning honorable mention all-district honors as a junior... a team captain... recorded 65 tackles, including six sacks, as a senior after leading the team with 70 tackles as a junior... selected TCU over Missouri.

Personal: Is a communications major... cousin, Woody Williams, is a pitcher for the Houston Astros... enjoys hunting, fishing, ranching and cars.

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