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#5 Michael Lowe
Position: Safety
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hyattsville, MD
High School: DeMatha Catholic HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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Career Stats
Game Logs: 2013 | 2012 | 2011

Lowe is Cal’s active career leader tackles (150), interceptions (4), interception return yards (67), fumble recoveries (2), fumble return yards (19) and pass breakups (8) that he has accumulated over the last three seasons of his four campaigns with the program. Lowe’s 33 games played and 18 starts rank first and tied for first among active Cal players on the defensive side of the ball. while he has played in all 24 contests possible over the past two campaigns. He also has 7.0 tackles for loss (-13 yards) to rank second among the team’s active players, 1.0 sack (-1 yard) and 67 all-purpose yards. Lowe led Cal in tackles (67), fumble recoveries (2) and fumble return yards (19) as a 2013 junior, while adding a single interception to tie for the team lead and five pass breakups to tie for second. He registered a career-high 69 tackles to rank fourth on the club as a 2012 sophomore when he also co-led the team with three interceptions that he returned for a team-high 67 yards.

Cal Career (2010 – Present)
► Has played in 33 games with 18 starts over the last three seasons of his first four campaigns with the program, including all 24 contests possible over the last two seasons
► Cal’s active career leader with 150 tackles, four interceptions that he has returned for 67 yards, eight pass breakups and two fumble recoveries that he has returned for 19 yards
► Has added 7.0 tackles for loss (-13 yards), 1.0 sack (-1 yard) and 67 all-purpose yards
► Had a career-high 11 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss as a 2013 junior at Colorado, as well as his lone fumble recovery with a career-long 19-yard return the same season vs. Oregon State, a career-high three pass breakups vs. Arizona, and a career-high-tying single interception for the fourth time in his career at Washington State in the same season
► Single-game career highs established during his 2012 sophomore season included a 57-yard interception return vs. UCLA which was also a career-best 57 all-purpose yards, three of his four single-interception games adding picks in contests at Washington State and at Utah, his lone career sack for a one-yard loss at Washington State and a career-high five tackle for loss yards vs. Oregon
► Has recorded at least one tackle in each of Cal’s last 23 games for the team’s longest current active streak
► Changed his last name to Lowe beginning with the 2012 campaign after using Coley during the 2010 and 2011 seasons
 
Senior (2014)
► Listed as a starter at one safety spot on the preseason depth chart
► Had one tackle in the spring game
 
Junior (2013)
► Played in all 12 games with 10 starts including each of the team’s last five contests and led the squad in tackles (67), fumble recoveries (2) and fumble recovery yards (19), while his single interception tied for the team lead and his five pass breakups tied for second
► Tied for fourth in the Pac-12 and No. 33 nationally at the end of the regular season with 0.17 fumble recoveries per game, while his 5.6 stops per contest were 42nd in the conference
► Added 4.0 tackles for loss (-6 yards)
► Recorded career highs of 11 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss (-2 yards) at Colorado while adding one pass breakup with the stops a team high and equaling a game high both for the only time in his career
► Posted a career-high three pass breakups and a single tackle against Arizona
► Registered fumble recoveries against Oregon State (19-yard return) and Portland State, adding three tackles against the Vikings and one vs. the Beavers
► Posted nine tackles both at Washington and vs. Northwestern, adding 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) in the season opener against the Wildcats
► Had eight tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) against USC, while adding seven tackles against both Washington State and Stanford with his lone interception of the season and fourth of his career vs. the Cougars and 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) against the Cardinal
► Totaled eight games with at least five tackles, picking up five both at Oregon and at UCLA, while adding 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) and one pass breakup vs. the Ducks
► Had one tackle vs. Ohio State
► Had two tackles in the spring game
 
Sophomore (2012)
► Played in all 12 games with eight starts, including each of the team’s last five contests
► Co-led the team with three interceptions that he returned a team-high 67 yards, while ranking fourth on the club with 69 tackles
► Added 3.0 tackles for loss (-7 yards), 1.0 sack (-1 yard) and one pass breakup
► Tied for 11th in the Pac-12 in interceptions with an average of 0.25 per game and tied for 35th in tackles with an average of 5.8 stops per game, while also ranked tied for 80th nationally with his per-game interception mark
► Had at least three tackles in each of the team’s final 11 contests after not recording a stop in the season opener vs. Nevada
► Posted a season-high-tying nine tackles twice vs. Utah and UCLA while also picking off a pass in both games, returning the interceptions a career-long 57 yards against the Bruins for the team’s second-longest interception return of the season and 10 yards against the Utes
► Also had eight tackles vs. Arizona State and Oregon, adding a career-high-tying 1.0 tackle for loss (career-high -5 yards) against the Ducks
► Had seven tackles vs. Stanford and in the season finale at Oregon State, adding a season-high-tying 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) vs. the Beavers
► Had five tackles in his first career start at Ohio State and again at Washington State, adding an interception, a season-high-tying 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) and a career-high 1.0 sack (career-high -1 yard) against the Cougars
► Had four tackles at USC and vs. Washington, and three vs. Southern Utah
► Missed all of spring practice due to injury
 
Freshman (2011)
► Played in nine games off the bench primarily as one of the club’s top special teams players and also a reserve safety, totaling 14 tackles and two pass breakups
► Recorded a season-high five tackles and one pass breakup in the season opener vs. Fresno State
► Added two tackles in each of the next two contests at Colorado and vs. Presbyterian, as well as vs. Washington State when he also had his other pass breakup
► Had single tackles vs. Utah, at UCLA and in a game in which he suffered a season-ending injury against Oregon State
 
Freshman (2010)
► Redshirted
► Did not play
► Named Co-Scout Team Player of the Year on defense
 
DeMatha Catholic HS (2007-09)
► Selected second-team All-State by ESPN and was All-Region according to SuperPrep as a 2009 senior when he led his squad to an 11-1 overall mark, recording 65 tackles and 20 passes defended to go along with a pair of forced fumbles and a fumble recovery
► Recorded 68 tackles as a 2008 junior when his team won a Washington Catholic League title for the fifth straight season
► A three-year prep starter who led his school to a 31-5 overall record from 2007-09

Recruiting Rankings (Class of 2010)
► Checked in on the country’s list of top safeties in the 2010 recruiting class according to ESPN (No. 45), Scout (No. 69) and Rivals (No. 70), while he was ranked as the No. 16 player in the state of Maryland by Rivals

Other
► Full name is Michael T. Lowe
► Born August 27, 1992
► Parents are Jermaine and Pamela Lowe
► Major is legal studies

Career Game Highs
Tackles: 11 (at Colorado, 2013)
Tackles For Loss: 1.5 (at Colorado, 2013)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 5 (vs. Oregon, 2012)
Sacks: 1.0 (at Washington State, 2012)
Sack Yards: 1 (at Washington State, 2012)
Fumble Recoveries: 1 (twice, last vs. Oregon State, 2013)
Fumble Return Yards: 19 (vs. Oregon State, 2013)
Long Fumble Return: 19 (vs. Oregon State, 2013)
Interceptions: 1 (four times, last vs. Washington State, 2013)
Interception Return Yards: 57 (vs. UCLA, 2012)
Long Interception Return: 57 (vs. UCLA, 2012)
Pass Breakups: 3 (vs. Arizona, 2013)
All-Purpose Yards: 57 (vs. UCLA, 2012)

Last Updated
July 7, 2014
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