A tall, athletic defensive back that has seen action at safety and corner ... has been invited to the 2008 Senior Bowl ... also a standout special teams player with six career blocked kicks ... has been rated by ESPN's Mel Kiper as the No. 6 pro prospect at safety in the nation.
2007: Anchored the Golden Bear secondary from his free safety position ... an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection ... voted the team's defensive MVP and also earned the Andy Smith Award for seeing the most playing time and the Cort Majors Award as a team captain ... led the team with 116 tackles (fourth in the Pac-10) ... had six double-figure tackle games in 2007 and eight in his career ... tallied 49 tackles in the last four games alone ... paced the Bears with 10 takedowns in the Armed Forces Bowl victory over Air Force ... posted an 11-tackle performance against Stanford ... registered a career-high 16 tackles (13 solo) against Washington ... led the Bears with 12 tackles while forcing a fumble against USC ... also posted 12 tackles in the Oregon State game ... tallied nine tackles (eight solo) against Arizona State ... registered his first career sack and first career interception in the victory over Arizona - his sack caused a fumble that Tyson Alualu recovered for a touchdown ... finished the Arizona game with 10 tackles ... ran down a Tennesseee back at the three-yard line and then was part of the goal-line stand which helped preserve the Cal advantage in the season-opening victory.
2006: Led the Bears with 27 tackles in the first four games, but then suffered a knee injury, missing two full games (Oregon State and Oregon) as well as much of the Washington State contest ... finished the year with 45 tackles (20 solo) and was selected as the team's Most Improved Player ... led the Bears with 13 tackles (10 solo) at Tennessee, his second career double-figure tackle game ... logged one of the top blocks of the season against UCLA, taking out two Bruin defenders to spring DeSean Jackson for a 72-yard punt return TD ... added seven takedowns against Minnesota ... third on the team with six tackles, including his only tackle for loss of the year, in the Holiday Bowl win over Texas A&M ... collected three tackles and a pass break-up against Stanford ... broke up a pass to go with his three tackles against USC ... tallied four tackles against Arizona.
2005: Ended the season with 28 tackles, including 18 solo stops, in 11 games ... had blocked punts vs. Sacramento State and Oregon and a blocked field goal against New Mexico State ... recorded a team-leading 10 tackles against NMSU to go with the blocked field goal ... tallied four solo stops against Washington State ... was credited with at least one tackle in each game that he played ... had a tackle for a six-yard loss in the win at Washington ... credited with two tackles in the Las Vegas Bowl.
2004: Tallied nine tackles, including six unassisted stops, while appearing in 10 of Cal's 12 games off the bench ... blocked an extra-point attempt at Southern Miss that was returned for a defensive PAT by Wendell Hunter ... also blocked kicks at Arizona and at Washington ... recovered a fumble vs. Arizona State.
2003: Redshirted the season.
High School: Earned all-league accolades during a senior season in which he rang up 80 tackles and two interceptions at defensive back ... caught 23 passes for 600 yards at wide receiver ... awarded All-ACCAL honors in both football and basketball.
Personal: Parents are Angellique and Ronaldo DeCoud ... born March 19, 1985 ... interdisciplinary studies major.
DeCoud's Career Defensive Stats