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#5 Michael Lowe
Position: Safety
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hyattsville, MD
High School: DeMatha Catholic HS
Experience: 3 Letters

CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Has played in 21 games with eight starts over the last two seasons of his first three campaigns with the program from 2010-12 ... tied for Cal’s active career lead with three interceptions that he has returned 67 yards to lead all active Cal players … has recorded 85 tackles to rank tied for second on Cal's active career list with Deandre Coleman one behind Nick Forbes … has added 3.0 tackles for loss (-7 yards), 1.0 sack (-1 yard), six passes defended and three pass breakups.


2013: Had two tackles in the spring game … listed as the starter at free safety on the preseason depth chart.

2012 (Game-By-Game Stats): 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 being 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 … had a career-high-tying nine tackles twice at Utah and vs. UCLA while also picking off a pass in both games, returning the interceptions 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 twice 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 career-high-tying 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) vs. the Beavers … had five tackles in his first career start at Ohio State and at Washington State, adding an interception, a career-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 … recorded three tackles vs. Southern Utah … missed all of spring practice due to injury.

2011 (Game-By-Game Stats): 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 a 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.

2010: Redshirted … did not play … named Co-Scout Team Player of the Year on defense.

DEMATHA CATHOLIC HS: Checked in on the country’s list of top safeties according to ESPN (No. 45), Scout (No. 69) and Rivals (No. 70) … ranked as the No. 16 player in the state of Maryland by Rivals … 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.

OTHER: Full name is Michael T. Lowe … born August 27, 1992 … parents are Jermaine and Pamela Lowe … changed his last name from Coley to Lowe following the 2011 season … major is legal studies. 

Tackles: 9 (twice, last vs. Utah, 2012)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 (three times, last at Oregon State, 2012)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 5 (vs. Oregon, 2012)
Sacks: 1.0 (at Washington State, 2012)
Sack Yards: 1 (at Washington State, 2012)
Interceptions: 1 (three times, last at Utah, 2012)
Interception Return Yards: 57 (vs. UCLA, 2012)
Long Interception Return: 57 (vs. UCLA, 2012)
Pass Breakups: 1 (three times, last vs. Nevada, 2012)
All-Purpose Yards: 57 (vs. UCLA, 2012)
LAST UPDATED: July 16, 2013
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