Christian Gonzalez

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Age: 21
CB / 6-1 / 197
2023 NFL Draft
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Round
1
Pick
17
OverAll
17
On3 College Rating
92.00
NATL.223
S14
Exp2022 - 2022
2023
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New England
2022
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Oregon
2021
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Colorado
2019
The Colony
As a Recruit
Industry
90.00
Ranking
Natl.311S27TX43
Class2020
CommittedCommitted Team11/18/19
High SchoolThe Colony
HometownThe Colony, TX
On3 DB / Christian Gonzalez

Personal Life

Christian Gonzalez was an On3 four-star recruit from The Colony (Texas) High School coming out of the 2020 recruiting class. Simpson was also ranked as the No. 311 recruit in the country, according to the On3 Industry Ranking. Gonzalez originally signed with Colorado, and he made an instant impact for the Buffs. Gonzalez started in all six games of the 2020 COVID-shortened season at cornerback. In 2021, Gonzalez started all 12 games for the Buffs, finished fifth on the team in tackles and earned honorable mention All-Pac 12 honors from conference coaches. Gonzalez transferred to Oregon for the 2022 season. He started Oregon’s first 12 games, before opting out of the Holiday Bowl and declaring for the NFL draft. Gonzalez led the Ducks with four interceptions, third-most in the Pac-12, and finished with 50 total tackles (35 solo) and one tackle for loss. He also totaled 118 return yards on four interceptions, the most by a Duck in a season since 2001. Gonzalez’s father, Hector, played college basketball at UTEP and went on to play semiprofessional basketball in Columbia. His older sisters, Melissa (Texas) and Samantha (Miami), ran track and field in college and were both all-Americans in the 400 hurdles and the 4x400 relay.

Recruiting Industry Comparison

Industry Ranking
90.00
National
311
Position - S
27
State - TX
43
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S-
TX-
90
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S32
TX44
80
NATL.-
S21
TX47
5.8
NATL.-
S25
TX37