Junior slot back from Sicklerville, N.J.
Junior cornerback from San Diego, Calif.
By Gary Lambrecht
Sophomore wide receiver
Sophomore nose guard from Windsor, Colo.
Army vs. Navy FB 12-13-14
Navy vs. Georgia Southern FB 11-15
Navy vs. Notre Dame FB 11-1-14
Navy vs. Western Kentucky FB 9-27-14
Navy vs. Rutgers FB 9-20-14
• At Navy: Enters the fall listed as a starter at linebacker after a terrific sophomore campaign ... started all 13 games in the fall ... has excellent speed ... was named Preseason All-AAC fourth team by Phil Steele ... has earned one varsity letter.
• 2014: In his first season seeing action, he was second on the team in tackles with 86 (47-39) and was one of three players on the roster with three interceptions ... he returned the three interceptions for a combined 134 yards ... his 44.6 yards per interception return was a school record ... started all 13 games ... part of a defensive unit that was ranked 38th nationally in interceptions (13), 31st in passing yards allowed (205.2) and 38th in red zone defense (.788) ... pitched in six tackles, including a half a tackle for loss in Navy's Poinsettia Bowl win over San Diego State ... also intercepted a pass and returned it 29 yards ... despite the Mids' four fumbles in the game, including three in Navy territory, Navy's defense surrendered just a pair of field goals to the Aztecs ... part of a defensive unit that held Army without an offensive touchdown and under 50 yards passing, the first Navy opponent since Army in 2012 ... the Mids' defense held Army under 300 yards total offense (235) and 200 yards rushing (198) ... produced seven tackles in leading the Mids to their 13th straight win over Army ... recorded eight tackles at South Alabama ... posted five tackles, including a half a tackle for a loss against Georgia Southern ... intercepted a pass and returned in 68 yards against the Eagles ... turned in three tackles against Notre Dame ... contributed four tackles in the win over San Jose State ... part of a defensive unit that surrendered one touchdown to VMI which was scored with 14 seconds left in the game ... paced the Mids with eight tackles against the Keydets and had a quarterback hurry ... along with fellow linebacker Jordan Drake, produced a team-leading 13 tackles against Air Force which matched his career best from the week prior ... recorded a career-high 13 tackles against Western Kentucky ... it's the most tackles by a Navy player this season ... also produced his first career interception, returning it 37 yards ... tallied seven tackles against Rutgers, including five solo stops ... recorded six tackles, including five solo stops at Texas State ... turned in three solo tackles against Temple before exiting the game in the second quarter due to both a concussion and a personal foul (targeting) ... made his collegiate debut in the Mids' opener against No. 5 Ohio State, earning the start at inside linebacker ... contributed three tackles.
• 2013: Did not see any varsity action.
• High School / Personal: A 2012 graduate of Cienega High School, Gonzales attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2012-13 academic year ... a two-sport athlete who earned letters in baseball and football ... a four-time First-Team All-State (Ariz.) baseball selection who was also a three-time First-Team All-State football standout ... also went on a recruiting visit to Army ... member of the Student Council ... best friend, Edgar Poe, is a junior wide receiver at Army ... son of Michael and Jill Gonzales ... majoring in political science.