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Tony Ortiz
#37 | Linebacker | Outlaws Roster

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Through 2001 Regular Season
Tackles Fumbles Interceptions
Regular 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
Position: LB
College - Nebraska
Height - 6'1
Weight - 223 lbs.
Born: July 3, 1977
Last Club: Dallas Cowboys (NFL)
Hometown: Waterbury, CT
XFL P.A.S.S.: Territorial Protection – Las Vegas Outlaws – 2000
NFL Draft: FA – 2000 – Dallas Cowboys

Professional Highlights
Signed by the Dallas Cowboys as a rookie free agent in July, 2000 … Waived on the eve of the regular season

College Highlights
A four year Nebraska letterman at “Sam” linebacker…Finished his career with 132 tackles, 8.5 sacks 23 tackles for loss…He also had four fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and 1 interception … 1999: In his senior season he played in every game, starting nine contests at strongside outside linebacker… Recorded 44 tackles (21 solos) with three sacks for minus 26 yards and seven stops for losses of 32 yards…Recovered two fumbles and caused three others...Intercepted a pass and credited with five quarterback pressures … 1998: Shared strongside outside linebacker duties with Brian Shaw, starting eight games…Recorded a career-high 46 tackles (20 solos) with a 3-yard sack and nine stops for losses of 28 yards...Caused a fumble and blocked a kick...Had two pass deflections and four quarterback pressures … 1997: Competed in every game, earning three starting assignments…Finished with 32 tackles (11 solos), 3.5 sacks for minus 24 yards and six stops for losses of 26 yards...Recovered two fumbles and had five quarterback pressures...Also deflected a pass … 1996: Appeared in nine games as a reserve, coming up with 10 tackles (3 solos) and a 6-yard sack.

Enjoyed a well-chronicled prep career at Crosby High School…Played on both sides of the ball and led his team to a 9-1 record and a city championship…Named second team All-America linebacker by the USA Today and listed the number 1 prospect in the nation by Superprep…During his two year career he recorded 52 touchdowns, 3005 rushing yards, 216 tackles, four interceptions, 6 fumble recoveries and 20 sacks…Set state track records in the 100 meters (10.53) and 110 meter high hurdles (14.24)…The son of Efrain and Petra Ortiz.

Criner’s Critique
“Tony comes from a very aggressive defense at Nebraska. His aggressiveness is apparent as he fly’s around the field with no fear of delivering a hit.”

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