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Jordan Rigsbee
Player Profile:
Jordan Rigsbee 1250317
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 300
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chico, CA
High School: Pleasant Valley HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Twitter: @calfootball
Instagram: jordan_rigsbee | cal_football

Career Stats
Game Logs: 20152014 | 2013 | 2012

Rigsbee made 49 career starts over the final four campaigns of his five seasons with the program and was the only Cal only player to have started every game possible from 2012-15 as one of only two active Cal players to have participated in each of those 49 contests. He made his 49 starts on the offensive line at four different positions, starting 16 games at left guard, 13 at right guard, 12 at right tackle and eight at center.

After Cal

  • Expected to participate at the 2016 Cal Pro Day on March 18

Cal Career (2011-15)

  • Made 49 career starts over the final four campaigns of his five seasons with the program after redshirting as a true freshman and was the only Cal only player to have started every game possible from 2012-15 as one of only two active Cal players to have participated in each of those 49 contests with the other punter Cole Leininger
  • Made his 49 starts on the offensive line at four different positions, starting his first 16 games at left guard (all 12 as a 2012 freshman, first four as a 2013 sophomore), his next eight at center as a sophomore, his next 12 at right tackle as a 2014 junior and his last 13 at right guard as a 2015 senior
  • Added one fumble recovery as a sophomore vs. UCLA and three tackles with a career-high-tying one on three occasions at Texas as a senior after single stop both at Utah and vs. Oregon during his sophomore campaign

Senior (2015)

  • Started a career-high-tying 13 games without missing any contests
  • Considered one of the top offensive linemen for a group that has helped the Bears set numerous records including single-season school marks in passing yardage (4,892), passing yards per game (376.3 ypg), passing touchdowns (44), total offense (6,879), total yards per game (529.2 ypg), total touchdowns (63), scoring offense (37.9 ppg, modern-era record), first downs (341) and first downs passing (201)
  • Helped to lead the way on the offensive line for an offensive unit that ranked third nationally in passing offense, eighth in total offense and 17th in scoring offense, with all of the numbers second in the Pac-12, as well as a team that led the Pac-12 and ranked tied for 10th nationally in first downs and boasted a third-down conversion percentage (46.1%) that was second in the Pac-12 and 14th nationally
  • Recorded his third career tackle and lone stop of the season at Texas
  • Earned Cal's Brick Muller Award as its most valuable offensive lineman
  • Selected as a team captain by his teammates for the first time
  • Selected by Lindy's prior to the season as the No. 5 draft-eligible offensive guard prospect

Junior (2014)

  • Started all 12 games at right tackle and was one of seven Cal players to start every contest along with fellow offensive linemen Chris Adcock, Alejandro Crosthwaite and Stephen Moore, as well as Cedric Dozier, Jared Goff and Mustafa Jalil
  • Played a key role for a Cal offense that set or equaled 12 single-season school or modern-era school records and ranked in the top 15 nationally in five offensive categories
  • Fourth-team preseason All-Pac-12 according to Phil Steele
  • Named a Jonathan and Judy Hoff Scholar-Athlete of the Week for April 28 – May 4, 2014
  • Spent spring practices as the team’s starting center
  • Suffered an ankle injury late in the spring game but was able to return for the season

Sophomore (2013)

  • One of four Cal players to start all 12 games along with Dan Camporeale, Deandre Coleman and Jared Goff, starting the first four contests at left guard and the final eight at center after a season-ending injury to Chris Adcock
  • A third-team Preseason and Midseason All-Pac-12 choice at offensive guard according to Phil Steele
  • Ranked as the No. 36 draft eligible guard by Phil Steele prior to the season, while Lindy’s had him as a “Cal Player to Watch”

Freshman (2012)

  • Started all 12 games at left guard alongside his brother and former Cal teammate Tyler Rigsbee, who started all 12 games at left tackle
  • Picked up his first two career tackles with one each at Utah and vs. Oregon
  • Recovered a fumble on a botched punt attempt vs. UCLA

Freshman (2011)

  • Redshirted
  • Did not play
  • Named the nation’s No. 24 freshman offensive lineman by Phil Steele and the No. 31 offensive lineman recruit according to Athlon prior to the season

Pleasant Valley HS (Class of 2011)

  • Played in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl following his 2010 senior campaign when he was also a SuperPrep All-American
  • Suited up for four seasons of varsity football
  • Named first-team Division II All-State as a senior, earned All-Northern Section recognition twice as both a 2009 junior and a senior, and picked up All-Eastern Conference honors in each of his final three campaigns as a 2008 sophomore, as well as a junior and senior
  • Also had a huge season on the defensive line as a senior with 113 tackles, 4.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and two pass breakups
  • Selected as a NorCal Preps Athlete of the Week during his senior campaign for the week of Nov. 14-20, 2010
  • Picked up a share of the Eastern League title during his junior season
  • Scored a touchdown as a junior
  • Had 40 tackles as a sophomore
  • Registered 23 stops, two pass breakups and one fumble recovery during his 2007 freshman campaign
  • Also played hoops and was the MVP of his squad as a 2008-09 sophomore

Recruiting Notes (Class of 2011)

  • Garnered four stars from Rivals and Scout, as well as three according to ESPN
  • Ranked No. 9 nationally among offensive guards by Rivals, No. 12 according to Scout and No. 16 by ESPN
  • No. 13 among the nation's top offensive guards and centers by Tom Lemming, and No. 40 among all offensive linemen according to SuperPrep
  • Checked in on lists of the nation's top players overall at No. 136 by Prepstar, No. 177 according to Rivals and No. 263 by Lemming
  • Ranked No. 24 overall on SuperPrep’s list of players in California/Hawaii/Nevada
  • Rivals had him listed as the No. 20 overall player in California


  • Full name is Jordan Anthony Rigsbee
  • Born March 5, 1993
  • Parents are Craig and Karla Rigsbee
  • Father and uncle played football at Utah State
  • Father is the director of athletics and former head football coach at Butte College, as well as a former head football coach and offensive line coach at Pleasant Valley High School
  • Brother, Tyler Rigsbee, was a member of the Cal football program from 2008-12, giving Cal at least one Rigsbee on its roster for eight consecutive campaigns from 2008-15 including the overlapping of their collegiate careers in 2011 and 2012
  • Major is anthropology

Rigsbee's Career Game Highs
Tackles: 1 (three times, last at Texas, 2015)
Fumble Recoveries: 1 (vs. UCLA, 2012)
Fumble Return Yards: 0 (vs. UCLA, 2012)
Long Fumble Return: 0 (vs. UCLA, 2012)

Last Updated
March 13, 2016

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