Cal Football BIO
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Cedric Dozier
Player Profile:
Cedric Dozier 1250476
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
Hometown: Roanoke, AL
High School: Lakes HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Twitter: @cedricdozier | @calfootball
Instagram: cedric_dozier | cal_football

Career Stats
Game Logs: 20142013
 
Dozier became a full-time starter at cornerback as a 2014 sophomore and was one of only two players on the defensive side of the ball and seven overall to start all 12 contests. Dozier recorded career highs of 52 tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss (-2 yards), five pass breakups and one fumble recovery in his first season as a full-time starter after starting the final four games of his 2013 redshirt freshman season. Dozier began his collegiate career as a wide receiver but moved to cornerback during his first training camp as a true freshman in 2012.
 
Cal Career (2012 – Present)
► Has played in 24 games with 16 starts to rank third among defensive players and tied for seventh overall
► Shares Cal’s active career lead in pass breakups (7), while ranking tied for third in fumble recoveries (1), fourth in passes defended (7) and sixth in tackles (69)
► Had his top season as a 2014 sophomore when he was one of only two defensive players and seven overall to start all 12 games with each of his starts coming at cornerback and recorded career highs of 52 tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss (-2 yards), five pass breakups and one fumble recovery
► Recorded all of his career highs as a sophomore with eight tackles at Arizona, two pass breakups and 1.0 tackle for loss (-2 yards) at Oregon State, and one fumble recovery vs. UCLA
► Has led or co-led the team in tackles once at Arizona as a sophomore
► Earned honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic as a 2013 redshirt freshman
► Started his career at Cal as a wide receiver before moving to defensive back during his first training camp in 2012

Junior (2015)
► Listed in the No. 2 spot at one cornerback position on the preseason depth chart
► Contributed two tackles in the spring game
 
Sophomore (2014)
► One of only two Cal players on the defensive side of the ball along with Mustafa Jalil and seven players overall to start all 12 games
► Shared the team lead with a single fumble recovery, while ranking third with five pass breakups and sixth with 52 tackles
► Added 1.0 tackle for loss (-2 yards)
► Recorded a career-high with eight tackles at Arizona, while he had seven tackles twice at Washington State and vs. Oregon, as well as six tackles on two occasions vs. Colorado and at USC
► Had five tackles along with career highs of two pass breakups along with his 1.0 tackle for loss (-2 yards) at Oregon State
► Picked up the lone fumble recovery of his career, as well as one pass breakup and a single tackle vs. UCLA
► Posted defensive stats in other contests vs. Stanford (5 tackles), at Northwestern (3 tackles, 1 PBU), vs. Sacramento State (2 tackles, 1 PBU) and vs. BYU (2 tackles)
► Had three tackles in the spring game
 
Freshman (2013)
► Played in all 12 games and started each of the team’s final four contests at cornerback
► Contributed 17 tackles and two pass breakups
► Recorded a season-high five tackles in the first start of his career vs. Arizona, while adding four stops at Colorado, three at Washington and vs. USC, and one vs. Washington State and vs. Oregon State
► Registered a season-high-tying single pass breakup vs. Washington State and Oregon State
► Honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic
► Had one tackle in the spring game

Freshman (2012)
► Redshirted
► Did not play
► Started his career at Cal as a wide receiver before moving to defensive back during training camp
► Cal’s No. 4 recruit according to Athlon, who also had him at No. 39 among the nation’s top wide receiver recruits
► Checked in at No. 57 among the country’s top freshman wide receivers according to Phil Steele

Lakes HS (Class of 2012)
► A three-year starter who played four seasons of varsity football with his team going 11-1 overall and 5-0 in the SPSL to win a league title in each of the four campaigns, with his junior squad reaching the state semifinals and all four of his club’s losses coming in their final game of the season
► Played cornerback on defense all three seasons while on offense played primarily at wide receiver as a 2011 senior after spending his 2009 sophomore and 2010 junior campaigns as a dual-threat quarterback
► Participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl following his senior season when his offensive stats included 28 receptions for 479 yards receiving and five touchdown catches, 34 rushes for 291 yards and three TDs, and 17-of-20 passing for 238 yards, three touchdowns and a 141.0 quarterback rating
► Added 13 tackles and one interception on defense as a senior
► Had a huge campaign on the ground as a junior with 1,223 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns on 183 rushes, and was 91-of-142 for 1,181 yards with 13 TDs through the air to lead the league in passing while ranking second in rushing and scoring

Recruiting Notes (Class of 2012)
► A four-star recruit by Rivals and Scout, while ESPN and MaxPreps gave him three each
► Ranked as the nation’s No. 12 athlete according to Rivals, while Scout had him at No. 19 and ESPN at No. 46
► The nation’s No. 24 cornerback according to Scout
► Also on a MaxPreps list for the nation’s best cornerbacks and safeties but with no specific rankings
► Listed as the nation’s No. 152 player overall by Rivals and No. 292 according to Scout

Other
► Full name is Cedric D. Dozier
► Born February 5, 1993
► Raised along with his cousins Gerard and Quentin Thomas by his aunt Barbara Thomas
► Major is sociology

Dozier's Career Game Highs
Tackles: 8 (at Arizona, 2014)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 (at Oregon State, 2014)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 2 (at Oregon State, 2014)
Fumble Recoveries: 1 (vs. UCLA, 2014)
Pass Breakups: 2 (at Oregon State, 2014)

Last Updated
June 30, 2015

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