SPOTLIGHT: CB Robert Ortega [MEDIA:20319]

The biggest of the 4 cornerbacks recruited to Idaho this year, Ortega is a physical presence.

Player Profile: Robert Ortega
School: Chaffey College - California
Hometown: Alto Loma, CA
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200 pounds

BIO: 2001 Honorable Mention, All-Foothill Conference (CA), JC, DB

At 6-1, 200 pounds, Robert Ortega has the appearance more of a safety than a cornerback. However, as a 2 year starter at cornerback on a Chaffey team which this year went 10-1, Ortega has more than enough agility to play the position effectively. In 2001, on top of his 3 interceptions, Robert broke up 18 passes and logged 42 tackles…good enough to earn him recognition on the All-Foothills Conference Team.

After our defensive struggles last season against the pass, Cable set-out to fortify the defensive backfield with size and experience. In doing so he brought in 4 proven JC cornerbacks, all of whom stand between 5-11 and 6-1. Ortega may be the biggest and hardest hitting of the bunch.

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