27 - Victor Gamboa
Victor Gamboa
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.
High School: Washington HS '13
Position: DB
Experience: HS

HS: Graduated from Washington HS in 2013. Gamboa helped lead the West to a 30-6 victory in the 2A/1A/2B/1B East-West All-State Game on June 22, 2013. He was chosen to the Associated Press 2A All-State first team as a defensive back and on the second team as a wide receiver. Named by the Seattle Times as a "White Chip" selection as one of the top 100 prospects in the state of Washington. WashingtonPreps.com selected him as one of 193 players on its “Best of the Northwest” list of recruits. He was a member of the Tacoma News Tribune All-Area squad as a wide receiver, and was also selected to Ron Siegel’s pre-season All-State team (seniors only). Was named the MVP, Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Back of the Year in the 2A South Puget Sound League. He was a first team selection on the All-SPSL 2A squad as both a wide receiver and defensive back. A three-year starter, Gamboa had 53 receptions for 856 yards (16.2 average) and 10 touchdowns as a senior. He also rushed eight times for 106 yards (13.3 average) and one TD. Gamboa had a 14.4 yard average on seven punt returns and a 15.4 average on five kickoff returns. Defensively, he had 25 total tackles (16 solo) and two interceptions for the Patriots. He led his school to a 6-4 record overall and 5-2 league mark, losing to Kingston 40-37 in a playoff game. As a junior in 2011, Gamboa earned honorable mention honors as a wide receiver on the Associated Press 2A All-State team. He was the 2A South Puget Sound League Offensive MVP and was a first team All-SPSL 2A selection as a wide receiver. Gamboa racked up 1,098 receiving yards on 56 receptions (19.6 average) and had 12 touchdowns. He had a season-high 10 catches for 189 yards and two touchdowns in a wild 49-46 loss to Sumner. Gamboa also added 113 yards rushing with a TD, averaged 11 yards on five punt returns and 18.4 yards on five kickoff returns. The Patriots finished 5-5 on the season and had a 3-4 league mark. As a sophomore in 2010, Gamboa was named to the All-SPSL 2A squad as a first team selection as a wide receiver and a second team pick as a defensive back. He had 28 receptions for 478 yards (17.1 average) with six touchdowns, and also had seven rushes for 89 yards and a TD. Defensively, Gamboa had 30 tackles (17 solo) and one interception. He also averaged 21.8 yards per kickoff return with one touchdown, and he returned a punt for a TD as well. Washington finished his sophomore season 4-6 overall and 4-3 in the league. As a track and field competitor, he finished fourth in the State 2A Championships in the 110-meter hurdles as a junior in 2012. He had a personal-record time of 14.68 in the 110-meter hurdles and 38.68 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles as a junior, and as a senior had bests of 11.11 in the 100 meters and 22.62 in the 200.

Personal: Born 8/22/95 in Tacoma, Wash. His parents are Romeo Gamboa and Melanie Morgan. Considering majoring in engineering.

 

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