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Avery Sebastian
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Avery Sebastian 1250264
Position: Safety
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: McDonough, GA
High School: Eagle's Landing Christian HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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Features: 2011 Game Program Feature | San Francisco Chronicle (10/17/12) | Daily Californian (9/28/12)


CAL CAREER (Updated Career Stats): Has played in 23 of 25 possible games primarily on special teams but also with four starts at safety and in a reserve role at the position over his first two seasons with the program from 2011-12 … has recorded 65 tackles to rank fifth on Cal’s active career list, while adding 1.5 tackle for loss (-5 yards), one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry.

2013: Ranked as the No. 33 draft eligible free safety by Phil Steele prior to the season … shared game-high honors with six tackles in the spring game … listed as the starter at strong safety on the preseason depth chart. 

2012 Game-By-Game Stats): Played in 11 games with four starts at safety, while also seeing extensive action on special teams as an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection among non-returners and kickers … recorded 56 tackles to rank fifth on the team, while adding 1.5 tackles for loss (-5 yards), one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry … ranked 45th in the Pac-12 with an average of 5.1 stops per game … led Cal in tackles twice vs. Arizona State and at Utah … registered a team season-high and game-high 14 tackles as well as a quarterback hurry vs. Arizona State to earn his first career start the following contest vs. UCLA … had a game-high 10 tackles at Utah while adding a career-high 1.0 tackle for loss (career-high -4 yards) … had nine tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) and his first career pass breakup in the season finale at Oregon State … posted six tackles in his first career start in a victory over Pac-12 South Division champion UCLA … registered four tackles at Washington State … had three tackles vs. Stanford and Washington … posted two tackles in the season opener vs. Nevada, vs. Southern Utah and at USC … had one tackle at Ohio State … had four tackles and registered the only interception in the spring game.

2011 Game-By-Game Stats): 

Played in 12 games off the bench primarily as a key special teams player and also a reserve safety … recorded nine tackles … had a season-high four stops in the regular-season finale at Arizona State … posted two tackles vs. USC and one each in the season opener vs. Fresno State, at UCLA and in the Holiday Bowl vs. Texas … named the nation’s No. 17 defensive back recruit and the No. 30 overall Pac-12 recruit by Athlon prior to the season, as well as the No. 25 freshman defensive back according to Phil Steele … a mid-year enrollee for the spring semester who participated with the team during its spring practices.

EAGLE’S LANDING CHRISTIAN HS/UNION GROVE HS: Played in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl following his 2010 senior campaign at Eagle’s Landing Christian ... listed among the nation's top safeties by ESPN (No. 6) and Rivals (No. 8), as well as the nation's best defensive backs according to SuperPrep (No. 46) ... ranked among the nation's top players overall according to ESPN (No. 68), Tom Lemming (No. 141) and Rivals (No. 159) ... No. 8 on Rivals national list of "top 10 headhunters" ... ranked as Georgia's No. 14 player overall according to Rivals and checked in at No. 16 on the SuperPrep list ... received four-plus stars from Tom Lemming, as well as four from ESPN and Rivals, and three by Scout ... picked up All-American honors from both SuperPrep and Prepstar as a senior when he made 55 tackles and picked off three passes defensively, while rushing for 434 yards and seven scores on 49 carries on the offensive side of the ball for an 11-1 squad that was a perfect 6-0 in conference games to win the A Region 5 South title ... named to the US Under-19 National Team by USA Football following his senior campaign and played in the International Bowl in February of 2011 against 45 of the world's best players outside the United States ... posted a strong statistical season defensively as a junior in 2009 at Union Grove with 104 tackles, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries including one which he brought back for a touchdown... also previously attended Sandy Creek High School ... graduated from high school in three and a half years.

OTHER: Full name is Avery Joseph Sebastian … born September 11, 1993 … mother is Yvonne Sebastian … changed his last name from Walls to Sebastian when he turned 18 years of age and prior to the 2011 season … major is American studies.

Tackles: 14 (vs. Arizona State, 2012)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 (at Utah, 2012)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 4 (at Utah, 2012)
Quarterback Hurries: 1 (vs. Arizona State, 2012)
Pass Breakups: 1 (vs. Oregon, 2012)

LAST UPDATED: July 16, 2013

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