2005 (Sr.)—He started all 13 games, including the Champs Sports Bowl, at the “X” receiver spot, as he finished second on the team in receptions with 40 but first in receiving yards with 567, averaging 14.2 yards per catch. He caught team bests of 10 passes of 20 or more yards and 25 of 10 or longer, along with two for touchdowns and 23 for first downs. He had at least one reception in every game, with three or more eight times with a high of seven (for 82 yards) against Texas A&M. He was CU’s offensive back of the week for the Kansas State game, when he had six catches for 108 yards and a touchdown (a 31-yard reception from Joel Klatt), the first 100-yard game of his career. He finished his career ranked 19th all-time at Colorado in receptions (69) and 22nd in receiving yards (903), while his 13.1 yards per catch ranked 52nd, though he caught balls for 43 first downs in his career. The receptions and yards were easily the most ever by walk-on, topping Jeff Campbell, who had 28 and 802, respectively; they are the only two walk-ons to have accumulated in excess of 20 catches and 200 receiving yards. In the bowl game against Clemson, he caught one pass for 16 yards. He missed the last portion of spring ball with an ankle sprain, but he was healed by May.
2004 (Jr.)—He started 11 games including the Houston Bowl at the “X” receiver position and played in 11 overall, as he missed the Nebraska game due to a viral infection that affected his platelet count. He led the team in receptions with 29, which he gathered in for 336 yards and 3 TDs, as he became a favorite and reliable target for the quarterbacks. Judge made some history with his season, as he became only the second walk-on or former walk-on to lead the team in receiving (Jeff Campbell did so in 1988). Judge had 17 catches of 10 or more yards and six of 20 or longer, the latter tying for the most on the team, and earned 21 first downs (20 receiving, 1 rushing on a lateral pass called a run). He caught at least one pass in 10 games and had two or more in seven contests with a high of six (for 50 yards against Oklahoma State). He had five catches for 82 yards and a TD against North Texas, and at Texas A&M, he caught two passes for 39 yards, both for touchdowns, the only multiple TD game by a CU receiver on the year. In the 33-28 win over UTEP in the bowl game, he caught what proved to be a game-winning 39-yard touchdown pass from Joel Klatt with 8:43 remaining; he had two catches for 50 yards in the contest. Six of his eight third down receptions earned first downs, while seven of his 10 grabs on first down did the same.
2003 (Soph.)—He saw action in all 12 games, mainly on special teams, but in a few games at receiver. He did not make any receptions, and he had one knockdown block on return team duty. He was placed on scholarship during the second week of August camp, as the coaches rewarded him particularly for his dedication on special teams. He had six catches for 148 yards a touchdown in the three main spring scrimmages, his long play a 53-yard scoring grab from Erik Greenberg.
2002 (Fr.-RS)—He played in all 14 games, including the Alamo Bowl, on the punt return unit on special teams. He registered CU’s only blocked punt of the year, when he beat his man off the edge and got a block against USC in the third quarter. He was credited with a four-yard punt return on the play. In the spring, he had three catches (for 23 yards) in CU’s three main scrimmages.
2001 (Fr.)—Redshirted; practiced the entire fall at receiver. He was CU’s Scout Team Offense Award winner for the Colorado State game.
HIGH SCHOOL—As a senior, he earned first-team all-region, all-city and all-East Valley honors, in addition to being selected third-team all-state. He caught 32 passes for 700 yards (21.8 per catch) and 12 touchdowns as a senior, with a long grab of 96 yards (a school record). He set numerous other records his senior year, including most receiving yards and touchdowns for a single game and season and the most punts blocked in a game and season (two and four). As a junior, when he was second-team all-region, he caught nine passes for 200 yards and one touchdown. As a freshman, he had 33 tackles (12 for losses) playing defensive tackle, and averaged 23 yards on three kickoff returns. He lettered three time for coach Ron Estabrook, as Chaparral was 14-0 his junior and senior years, claiming the state, region and city championships. In fact, his class posted a 44-0 record during his years as a prep. He also lettered twice in basketball (forward), averaging 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists as a senior when he earned second-team all-city and second-team all-region honors. He was a McDonald’s High School All-American nominee as a senior.
ACADEMICS—He is majoring in business management at Colorado. He earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 team honors as a sophomore, and second-team honors as a senior, junior and a redshirt frosh; he is also a four-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. He won many academic awards in high school, and was a perennial honor roll member.
PERSONAL—Born October 2, 1982 in Grand Haven, Mich. Hobbies include sports and watching television; he’s also coached a YMCA youth basketball team.
Receiving High Games
G No Yds Avg TD Long Rec Yds 11 29 336 11.6 3 30 5 82 12 40 567 14.2 2 38 7 108 23 69 903 13.1 5 38 7 108
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS—Rushing: 1-3, 3.0 avg. (2004). Blocked Kicks: 1 punt (2002).