Sam Hoekstra
Sam Hoekstra


Carlsbad, CA

High School:
Santa Fe Christian

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 185




Video: Behind the Cape - Rapid Fire with Sam Hoekstra

Preseason All-American Wide Receiver Sam Hoekstra Answers Rapid Fire Questions


Toreros host Western New Mexico Mustangs Saturday at 6:00 pm

USD puts 12-game home winning streak on the line


Toreros Compete in Spring Scrimmage

Kyle Miller leads Blue team to 24-14 victory behind two touchdown passes


League-best 12 Toreros honored on All-PFL Teams

Six Toreros named to All-PFL First Teams


Toreros claim share of PFL Championship with win over Marist

San Diego wins 6th straight with 34-10 win over Marist College


Photos from USD's 42-0 Win Over Davidson

Photos from USD's 42-0 Win Over Davidson.


USD Football Opener vs Western New Mexico

Action shots vs. Western New Mexico


USD Football vs. Valparaiso

Photos from USD's 30-10 win over Valparaiso on October 23, 2010 at Torero Stadium.

  • •2013 The Sports Network FCS Preseason All-America Third Team

  • •2013 Preseason All-PFL First Team

  • •2012 All-PFL Second Team

  • Notable: His 246 receiving yards vs. Dayton in 2012 is a school record... USD career leader for punt return yards (620)... With 61 career punt returns, just needs 4 to become new USD career leader (Gavin Ng, 64).

    USD:Fourth-year Torero... Last season led Torero receivers with 54 receptions for 788 yards (14.6 average) and 4 TDs... Hauled in 11 catches for 246 yards and 1 TD in win over Dayton... Led the receiving group in 2011 with 53 receptions and six touchdowns... Appeared in all 11 games and was also featured as the team's punt return specialist (28 returns, 315 yards, 1 TD)... His 554 receiving yards (10.5 yards per catch) ranked third on the team... Season-high 11 receptions in season opener against Azusa Pacific... Nine-catch, 114-yard and two touchdown performance in 48-44 victory at Morehead State... Appeared in all 11 games for the Toreros in 2010 earning All-PFL honorable mention recognition as a return specialist... Carried the ball 13 times for 77 yards (5.9 yards per carry)... Ranked third on the team in receptions with 23 for 149 yards and 1 score (Marist)... Tallied 11 punt returns for 103 yards (11.0 average) with long of 35 yards.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Santa Fe Christian High School... Coached by Nick Ruscetta... Named Offensive Player of the Year junior and senior seasons... Earned first-team All-Coastal League honors junior and senior years... Four-year letterman... Rushed for over 3,000 yards and tallied over 900 yards receiving over his career... Participated in the Alex Spanos All-Star Classic as a senior... Was a member of CIF Championship team as a freshman... Lettered in track and field and basketball... Named MVP of his track and field team in spring 2010.

    PERSONAL: Born Nov. 5, 1991 in Kankakee, Ill... Parents are Alan and Sue Hoekstra... Was also recruited by Cal Poly, UCLA, Northwestern, Air Force, and Montana... Chose to play at USD because of the coaches, campus, and location... Notes that he has never lost a FIFA World Cup match on XBOX 360.

    MAJOR: Business Administration.

    MINOR: Communications.