At 6-foot, 3-inches and 270 pounds, Osbaldo Gonzalez stood tall in the Alice Coyotes’ offensive line this past fall.

Alice’s giant offensive guard was as solid this season as he is big. He was part of the Coyotes’ foundation up front and an anchor on an offensive line which paved the way for quarterback Trey Jaramillo’s impressive season which included 2,179 yards passing, 831 yards rushing and 25 combined touchdowns.

Gonzalez is now packing up and talking his football talents to West Texas for a spot on the Sul Ross State University football program. Gonzalez, a 2018 graduate of Alice High School, signed with Sul Ross earlier this summer and moved to Alpine Friday to begin taking classes and summer workouts. Gonzalez was a starting guard on Alice’s offensive line in 2017. He started for part of the season as an offensive tackle in 2016.

Following the 2017 season, Gonzalez was contacted by several college football programs. He chose Sul Ross because he said the Lobos’ program offered him an opportunity to compete for a starting role this season. Sul Ross also keeps him in Texas, and somewhat close to home.

The Lobos run primarily a spread offense like the scheme Alice used this season. They often rely on an I-formation as a "red zone" offense. Gonzalez said he is also familiar with that offense since it is similar to what Alice ran under former Alice coach Chris Soza.

His plan is to make an impact with the Lobos and eventually transfer to a Div. II or even a Div. I program.

“I’m excited,” Gonzalez said. “My plan is to get better and hopefully get to a bigger school.”

Sul Ross is a Div. III NCAA program. They play a complete schedule which begins this season with a road game against Arizona Christian University on Sept. 1.  The Lobos begin American Southwest Conference play at Jackson Field against ASC powerhouse University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Sept. 15

The Lobos were 5-5 for the season in 2017.

Gonzalez hasn’t settled on a major but said his major will clue mathematics.