|Hometown:||Newport Beach, CA|
|High School:||Newport Harbor HS|
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CAL CAREER (Career Stats)
2012: Reinstated to the Cal football team in late July after being previously dismissed on May 24, 2012, for a violation of team rules ... shared game-high honors with seven tackles and 1.0 sacks for the winning Gold team in the spring game.
2011 (Game-by-Game Stats): Played in 10 games with three starts vs. Presbyterian, vs. Oregon State and at Arizona State ... registered 17 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss (-26 yards), 3.0 sacks (-24 yards), one pass breakup and a team-high-tying two forced fumbles ... tied for ninth in the Pac-12 with a per-game average of .20 fumbles forced and tied for 21st in the league with an average of .30 sacks per contest ... had his biggest contest vs. Washington State with a career-high six tackles, a career-high 2.0 tackles for loss (career-high -11 yards), a career-high-tying 1.0 sacks (career-high -9 yards) and the lone pass breakup of his career ... had three tackles on three occasions vs. Presbyterian, vs. Oregon State and at Arizona State, adding an eight-yard sack against Presbyterian ... posted single tackles in the season-opener vs. Fresno State and at Washington, adding a seven-yard sack against the Bulldogs and forced fumbles in both games.
2010: Greyshirted ... a member of the 2010 signing class.
NEWPORT HARBOR HS: A four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and Tom Lemming, with Rivals giving him a high four stars and Lemming four stars plus ... checked in as the nation's No. 4 linebacker according to both Rivals and Scout (middle linebacker), and was No. 10 at the position according to ESPN as well as No. 19 by SuperPrep ... No. 38 on the Rivals250 list and No. 126 according to Scout ... California's No. 7 player overall by Rivals and No. 18 on Scout's list ... the No. 42 player nationally on the Prepstar Dream Team ... a SuperPrep All-American as a senior, who added a No. 19 overall player ranking for California/Hawaii/Nevada to his resume ... played in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl and tied for the second-leading tackler on the West squad ... a three-time first-team All-Sunset League player and four-year prep starter ... earned Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honors as a senior when he recorded 108 tackles, 9.0 sacks and 11 quarterback hurries ... picked up 98 tackles, 6.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one interception during his junior campaign ... "shows athletic range and raw straight-lined speed for his size attacking on the perimeter," according to ESPN.
PERSONAL: Full name is Cecil Willis Whiteside ... born May 9, 1991 ... major is undeclared.
LAST UPDATED: July 30, 2012