Yuma native returns!

Yuma native returns!

YUMA, Ariz. – Former Cibola Raiders placekicking standout Edgar Gastelum will be making his return to the Desert Southwest.

After an outstanding freshman campaign at Arizona Western College, Gastelum signed on with Arizona State in the Spring. But, because the program didn’t have any addition scholarships available for kickers; he decided to return to the JUCO level for another season and went with AWC.

Gastelum credits the recent success of the Matadors program and his familiarity with the coaches in his decision.

“Mostly, it was because I really like the program. They’ve had more 10 win seasons in the past few years. I have good players (to work with) and I know the coaches. It’s a place I really liked when I was here.”

Gastelum was a 2nd Team All-American his freshman season, and hopes to make the 1st team in his sophomore campaign.

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