Saw limited action as a deep snapper in three games, including a SEC contest against Auburn.
Was a late addition to the Aggies’ fall camp roster … ended up handling the snapping duties on punts in 12 games … contributed a tackle on punt coverage.
Redshirted … made the travel squad as the Aggies’ backup deep snapper, but didn’t see any game action.
Coached by David Wetzel at Reagan High School in San Antonio ... was named his team’s special teams MVP as a senior (2009), helping the Rattlers to the district title ... forced a fumble and recovered another in each of his final two seasons ... also played baseball ... was a two-time academic all-district honoree.
Justin Ryan Ortega is the son of Abel and Lorrie Ortega ... born March 2, 1992 ... grandfather, Ferris Darr, attended A&M ... agriculture leadership and development major.