CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Has played in 25 games with seven starts over his first three campaigns with the Cal program from 2010-12, including 24 of 25 possible games over the past two seasons … has two years of eligibility remaining as he was granted a medical redshirt as a true freshman in 2010 … has contributed eight catches for 79 yards receiving and four kick returns for 50 yards for a total of 129 all-purpose yards, with all the stats other than one reception and five yards receiving coming in 2012 … had the longest catch of his career with a 20-yarder in the 2012 season-opener against Nevada … a two-sport student-athlete who is also a member of Cal’s baseball team.
2013: Spent the spring shuttling between baseball’s regular season and spring football practices … listed as the No. 2 player at the ‘BONE’ position on the preseason depth chart.
2012 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in all 12 games with seven starts including each of the team’s last four games, contributing seven catches for 74 yards and four kick returns for 50 yards (team’s third-leading kick returner) for a total of 124 all-purpose yards … had a career-high-tying two receptions both at USC (career-high 26 yards receiving) and at Ohio State (12 yards) in back-to-back games … had the longest catch of his career when he registered a 20-yard reception in the season opener vs. Nevada … also had single catches at Oregon State (nine yards) and at Washington State (seven yards) … had a career-high-tying two kick returns both vs. Nevada (career-high 27 kick return yards) and vs. Oregon (23 yards) … had a career-high 47 all-purpose yards against Nevada (20 receiving, 27 kick return) … caught two passes for 11 yards in the spring game.
2011 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in 12 of 13 possible games off the bench, missing only the team’s contest vs. USC.
2010 (Game-By-Game Stats):
Granted a medical redshirt ... made one catch for five yards playing off the bench in his collegiate debut in the season opener vs. UC Davis before suffering a season-ending injury.
CAL BASEBALL: A member of the Cal baseball team for the past three seasons from 2011-13 in addition to his football endeavors … became a full-time starter for the first time as a junior in 2013 and started the campaign with a seven-game hit streak while also tying a single-game school record with two triples at UC Irvine before finishing with a batting average of .228 (38-167), five doubles, two triples and 18 RBI in 48 games played and 46 starts … played in 12 games with two starts as a sophomore in 2012, contributing a .278 batting average, going 5-for-18 with three RBI and a walk … played in a pair of games off the bench as a 2011 freshman and was 0-for-3.
JESUIT HS: Ranked as the nation’s No. 38 tight end by Scout, No. 40 according to Rivals and No. 41 by ESPN … listed by Rivals as the No. 6 overall player from Oregon, while Scout had him at No. 8 … recorded 32 catches for 421 yards and three touchdowns as a 2009 senior to lead his squad to a 12-2 overall record, an appearance in the state title game and a second straight Metro League title … played primarily on defense for most of his prep career and earned first-team All-State honors as a senior defensive end, but also blossomed as a tight end in his final two seasons and picked up second-team All-State honors at the position in his final prep campaign … added an Oregon School Activities Association Award of Excellence for Exemplary Display of Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity as a senior … earned second-team All-State honors as a 2008 junior on offense as well as honorable mention recognition on defense when his squad was a state semifinalist … picked up first-team All-Metro League honors on both offense and defense as a junior … a three-year varsity starter in both football and baseball … a first-team All-Metro selection as a first baseman in his final prep campaign in 2010 … selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 38th round of the 2010 MLB Draft.
OTHER: Full name is Daniel Jacob Wark … born February 7, 1992 … parents are Craig and Pam Wark … has two sisters, Alisha and Megan … major is American studies.
WARK’S CAREER GAME HIGHS
Receptions: 2 (twice, last at USC, 2012)
Receiving Yards: 26 (at USC, 2012)
Long Reception: 20 (vs. Nevada, 2012)
Kick Returns: 2 (twice, last vs. Oregon, 2012)
Kick Return Yards: 27 (vs. Nevada, 2012)
Long Kick Return: 14 (vs. Nevada, 2012)
All-Purpose Yards: 47 (vs. Nevada, 2012)
LAST UPDATED: July 16, 2013