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CAL CAREER (Updated Career Stats): Wore No. 35 during the team's spring practices when he arrived in the spring of 2011 but changed to his current No. 13 prior to the 2011 season.
2012 (Game-by-Game Stats): Expected to move from tailback to wide receiver in 2012 after working out there during spring practices ... also expected to play a major role in the return game and listed as one of the two starting kick returners on the post-spring depth chart ... had one kick return for 30 yards in the spring game.
2011 (Game-by-Game Stats): Played in eight games off the bench, including each of the team's last six, in his first season at Cal after transferring from Golden West College ... contributed 305 yards of all-purpose offense (258 kick return, 38 rushing, 9 receiving) ... posted the team's highest kick return average for any player that had more than one total return, bringing back 12 kicks (tied for second on the team) for 258 yards and a 21.5 average, all over the final four games of the season ... had a season-high-tying five kick returns for a season-high 103 yards at Stanford and then five more for 100 yards in the regular-season finale at Arizona State in back-to-back contests ... had single returns in the Holiday Bowl vs. Texas (32 yards) and against Oregon State (23 yards) ... added 11 rushes for 38 yards and two receptions for nine ... did most of his damage on the ground against Washington State, with career highs of seven rushes and 29 rushing yards, including a career-long 12-yard run ... added four rushes for nine yards against Presbyterian ... had single receptions at Stanford (nine yards) and against Oregon State (0 yards) ... ended up with 100 or more all-purpose yards in back-to-back games to end the regular season at Stanford (112) and at Arizona State (100).
GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE: Tallied over 1,500 all-purpose yards during two seasons, and helped lead his squad to a win in the Orange County Rooster Bowl as a 2010 sophomore ... earned All-Mountain Conference honors as a 2009 freshman, rushing for 375 yards and two touchdowns on 106 carries.
LOS ALAMITOS HS/CARSON HS: Played three games in his final prep season and only campaign at Los Alamitos High School in 2008, recording 317 yards on 11 kick returns and contributing 21 tackles ... played in the Gridiron War All-Star Game in the summer of 2008 following his senior campaign and had a huge game with 11 carries for 64 yards, eight receptions for 111 yards and one kick return for 43 yards ... spent his first three seasons from 2005-07 at Carson High School.
PERSONAL: Full name is Michael De'Von Manuel ... born September 4, 1990 ... parents are Michael and Angel Manuel ... major is American studies.
CAREER GAME HIGHS
Rushes: 7 (vs. Washington State, 2011)
Rushing Yards: 29 (vs. Washington State, 2011)
Long Rush: 12 (vs. Washington State, 2011)
Receptions: 1 (twice, last at Stanford, 2011)
Receiving Yards: 9 (at Stanford, 2011)
Long Reception: 9 (at Stanford, 2011)
Kick Returns: 5 (twice, last at Arizona State, 2011)
Kick Return Yards: 103 (at Stanford, 2011)
Long Kick Return: 32 (Holiday Bowl vs. Texas, 2011)
All-Purpose Yards: 112 (at Stanford, 2011)
LAST UPDATED: July 26, 2012