AS A JUNIOR (2006)
Played in 52 games, starting in 51 ... hit .269 for the season with 27 RBI and nine doubles ... was strong defensively for the Blazers with 165 assists and 115 putouts and a fielding percentage of .959 ... his 165 assists ranked him second on the team and eighth in Conference USA ... scored one run against top-ranked Rice in the Conference USA Tournament on May 25 ... had a stellar performance against Tulane on May 20 as he was 4-for-6 at the plate with three RBI and three runs scored, while also legging out two doubles ... had an impressive defensive performance against Tulane on May 18 as he had nine assists and no errors ... in the team's three-game set at Memphis May 5-6, he combined to go 8-for-16 with four RBI and two stolen bases ... was 3-for-5 in the final game of a three-game series at UCF on April 23 ... went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and one RBI against the third-ranked Rice Owls on April 8 ... against Louisiana Tech April 1, he was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored including his second home run of the season ... had a three-hit performance against North Carolina A&T on March 18 as he crossed home plate three times ... cleared the outfield wall with his first career home run at UAB on March 12 against Rider ... had his first three-hit game against Troy on Feb. 26 as he went 3-for-5 with one RBI ... finished with six defensive assists in his first ever game as a Blazer against Ball State on Feb. 17, a game he also had one stolen and base and one run scored.
JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Played two years for coach Steve Cornelison at Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Miss. ... had an outstanding sophomore year in 2005, batting .407 with four home runs, 45 RBI, 26 SB and 68 runs scored ... also led all Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association (TJCCAA) players with 81 hits ... helped the Generals capture the 2005 TJCCAA/NJCAA Region VII title ... received first-team all-TJCCAA honors.
MIAMI SUNSET SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner at Miami Sunset Senior High School ... helped the Knights finish second in their district ... named second-team all-Dade County
Jorge Luis Gutierrez ... born July 23, 1985 in Caracas, Venezuela ... parents are Angel and Zaida Gutierrez ... majoring in sports medicine.