Overview
Juaquin Iglesias is a wide receiver for the Chicago Bears. After completing his senior year at the University of Oklahoma, Iglesias entered the 2009 NFL Draft, where the Bears selected him 99th overall. Iglesias is 6-feet tall and weighs 204 pounds. His name is pronounced WAH-keen ee-GLAY-see-us.
Prep Career
Iglesias attended Killeen High School (TX) where he played football, basketball and track. Despite recording 42 receptions for 866 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, Iglesias was lightly recruited coming out of high school. He was the lowest-rated wide receiver prospect of the four receivers in the Sooners 2005 recruiting class, behind Malcolm Kelly, Manny Johnson, and Eric Huggins.
Freshman Year
During his true freshman season of 2005, Iglesias caught just 19 passes for 290 yards. His breakout game came in the 2005 Holiday Bowl against Oregon in which he caught a season-high five passes for 85 yards.
Sophomore Year
Iglesias saw an increased workload in 2006, catching 42 passes for 514 yards. He once again saved his best for last, recording his first career 100-yard game in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl against Boise State. During his sophomore season, Oklahoma also began using Iglesias as a return specialist. He returned 14 kicks for 363 yards, including one for a touchdown against Baylor.
Junior Year
Entering his junior season, Iglesias was expected to take a back seat to standout receiver Malcolm Kelly, but it was Iglesias who became Sam Bradford's favorite target. Iglesias led the team in receptions (68) and receiving yards (907).
NFL Career
Iglesias was selected in the third round (99th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. Before the 2009 season, Iglesias signed a four-year contract with the Bears.
Senior Year
Iglesias entered his senior year as Oklahoma's number one receiver, following the departure of Malcolm Kelly to the NFL. He helped lead Oklahoma to the Big 12 Championship by posting career highs in receptions (74), receiving yards (1,150) and touchdowns (10). In the BCS Championship Game against Florida, Iglesias caught five passes for 58 yards. Iglesias finished his collegiate career with 2,861 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns.
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