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#71 Alejandro Crosthwaite
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 290
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rosarito Beach, Mexico
High School: Cathedral Catholic HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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Crosthwaite started the final 21 games of his career at right guard and played in a total of 27 contests at Cal from 2010-14, including 23 of 24 games over his last two seasons. He started all 12 contests as a senior and earned the Bob Tessier Award as Cal’s Most Improved Lineman for an offensive unit that ranked in the top 20 nationally in five categories and set or equaled nine single-season school or modern-era records. In addition, he was Cal’s nominee for the 2014 Wuerffel Trophy and earned honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic honors each of his last two seasons. Crosthwaite graduated from Cal in December of 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in American studies.

Career Stats
Game Logs: 20142013 | 2012

After Cal
► Has participated in 2015 pro days sponsored by Cal, the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers

Cal Career (2010-14)
► Played in 27 games with 21 starts over the last three seasons of his five campaigns with the program
► Started each of the last 21 games possible, making his first nine career starts at right guard as a 2013 junior over the team’s final nine contests and starting all 12 games at the position as a 2014 senior
► Two-time honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic selection as a 2013 junior and 2014 senior
► Wore No. 71 during his final four seasons after wearing No. 78 during his redshirt freshman campaign in 2010
► Graduated from Cal in December of 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in American studies with a 3.145 cumulative GPA
 
Senior (2014)
► Started all 12 games at right guard
► A key member of the offensive line for an offense that set or equaled nine single-season school or modern-era school records including school records for passing yards (4,152), passing touchdowns (37), total yards per game (495.2 ypg), first downs passing (188), as well as modern-era school records for points (459), scoring average (38.2 ppg) and touchdowns (61), while tying modern-era school records for PAT (56) and PAT attempts (57)
► Offense ranked in the top 20 nationally in five categories including passing offense (6th, 346.0 ypg), scoring offense (10th, 38.3 ppg), fourth-down conversion percentage (14th, 67.9%, 19-28), total offense (13th, 495.2 ypg) and first downs offense (19th, 319)
► Named second-team Pac-12 All-Academic
► Earned the Bob Tessier Award for Cal’s most improved lineman
► Cal’s candidate for the Wuerffel Trophy given annually to the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement
► Named a Jonathan and Judy Hoff Scholar-Athlete of the Week for March 17-23, 2014
 
Junior (2013)
► Played in a total of 11 contests and started the team’s final nine games at right guard after opening-game starter Matt Cochran suffered a season-ending injury in the third contest of the campaign vs. Ohio State
► A key member of the offensive line that set then school records for passing yards (3,977), pass completions (368) and total plays (1,048), with the passing yards mark being broken in 2014, while the passing offense ranked third in the Pac-12 and 10th in the nation with an average of 331.4 yards per game that was also the best in school history at the time but surpassed in 2014
► Honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic for the first of two consecutive seasons
 
Sophomore (2012)
► Played in the first four games of his career off the bench at home vs. Southern Utah, UCLA and Oregon, and at Oregon State

Freshman (2011)
► Did not play

Freshman (2010)
► Redshirted
► Did not play
► Named by Phil Steele prior to the season as the nation’s No. 30 offensive lineman as well as Cal’s No. 7 newcomer

Cathedral Catholic HS (2006-09)
► Invited to play in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl, the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl and the Aloha Prep Bowl following his 2009 senior season
► Listed at No. 99 on the Prepstar Dream Team
► Helped lead his squad to a Division II state title with a 15-0 mark as a 2008 junior
► Prep squad captured San Diego Section and Eastern League titles in each of his last three seasons as a sophomore, junior and senior from 2007-09 while winning 34 of its final 35 games with Crosthwaite on the roster
► A first-team Medium Schools All-American, third-team All-American and Division II All-State choice by MaxPreps as a senior, while adding his school’s Lineman of the Year selection
► Named first-team All-State for his class by MaxPreps as a junior
► Earned All-San Diego Section, All-City, All-Eastern League and All-Area recognition in each of his final two prep campaigns
► Also played basketball and participated in track and field during his freshman season, averaging 16.0 points per game and winning his team’s Best Rebounder Award on the hardwood as his squad reached the playoffs

Recruiting Rankings (Class of 2010)
► A four-star recruit by ESPN, Scout, Tom Lemming and Rivals
► Selected as the No. 6 offensive tackle and No. 85 overall player in the nation according to Max Emfinger
► Checked in as the nation’s No. 11 offensive guard by ESPN, as well as the No. 19 and No. 20 offensive tackle, respectively, according to Tom Lemming and Scout
► On the Rivals250 list of the nation’s top overall players at No. 209, while Scout had him at No. 221 overall nationally
► Ranked No. 26 among the country’s top offensive linemen and the No. 30 overall player in California according to Rivals
► A member of the SuperPrep All-America 290 squad as the No. 38 offensive lineman in the country
► No. 19 on Tom Lemming’s list of the nation’s top offensive tackles, while he checked in at No. 20 on Scout’s ledger
► Ranked as the No. 34 player overall in California/Nevada/Hawaii by SuperPrep
 
Other
► Full name is Alejandro Crosthwaite
► Born October 25, 1991
► Parents are Alejandro and Mildred Crosthwaite
► Spent significant time living in Mexico as a youth where he focused on playing soccer until moving to the United States in the fifth grade and picking up American football

Last Updated
May 2, 2015

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