2006: Athletic linebacker who earned a starting spot against Arizona State and started the final 10 games ... ranked third on the team with 64 tackles, including 28 solo ... tallied 1.5 sacks against Stanford, solo sacks against Minnesota and Oregon and half-sacks against Portland State and Washington State ... collected 10 tackles for losses of 27 yards ... flipped into the endzone after intercepting the ball and returning it for the 20 yard score against Arizona State ... notched nine tackles against Washington and five against USC, including two for a loss ... tallied seven tackles (five solo) while using his speed to neutralize Texas A&M's option attack in the Holiday Bowl victory ... recorded six tackles, including 1.5 sacks and two pass break-ups against rival Stanford.
2005: Ended the season with 34 tackles, including 8.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage to rank fourth on the team in that category ... wrapped up the regular season by being named the Pac-10 defensive player of the week for his efforts against Stanford ... against the Cardinal, he had five total tackles, 3.5 tackles for 27 yards in losses, 2.5 quarterback sacks and forced a fumble ... followed up that effort with seven tackles and a pass break-up in the bowl game ... had five tackles against Illinois and USC as well ... had two interceptions that he returned for 82 yards against Oregon State ... broke up passes against Sacramento State and Arizona.
Community College: Named a SuperPrep Junior College All-American and the National Junior College Athletic Association Region I Defensive Player of the Year ... accumulated 10.5 sacks and two interceptions for Pima, which finished the season with a 9-3 record and No. 5 ranking in the final NJCAA poll ... also earned the Western States Football League's Defensive Player of the Year award and All-WSFL first team ... SuperPrep ranked him the No. 46 overall junior college player in the nation ... Fox Sports' College Football News.com site ranked him the No. 10 junior college linebacker in the country ... owns 4.6 speed in the 40-yard dash ... played high school ball at Marian Catholic in San Diego.
Personal: Mother is Leyla Martinez ... born March 29, 1985 ... social welfare major.
Pimentel's Career Defensive Stats, 12/2/06