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Darius Allensworth
Player Profile:
Darius Allensworth 1551237
Position: Cornerback
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Menifee, CA
High School: Heritage HS
Experience: 1 Letter

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Career Stats
Game Logs: 2014
 
Allensworth has become one of the team’s top cornerbacks and is listed as a starter on the team’s 2015 preseason depth chart after playing in all 12 games off the bench in his first action at Cal as a redshirt freshman in 2014. Allensworth had a productive rookie campaign for the Golden Bears with a team-high-tying six pass breakups to go along with 32 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-8 yards) and 1.0 sack (-8 yards).

Cal Career (2013 – Present)
► Has played in 12 games off the bench and contributed 32 tackles along with 1.0 tackle for loss (-8 yards), 1.0 sack (-8 yards) and six pass breakups all in his second year with the program as a redshirt freshman in 2014 after redshirting as a true freshman in 2013
► Had a career-high and team game-high nine tackles at Washington State, a career-high three pass breakups in the season finale against BYU, and his lone 1.0 sack and tackle for loss (-8 yards) vs. Washington all as a redshirt freshman

Sophomore (2015)
► Listed as the starter at one cornerback position on the preseason depth chart
► Contributed two tackles in the spring game
 
Freshman (2014)
► Played in all 12 games off the bench and tied for the team lead with six pass breakups, while also contributing 32 tackles, 1.0 sack (-8 yards) and 1.0 tackle for loss (-8 yards)
► Registered 26 of his 32 tackles in the first six contests of the campaign
► Recorded a career-high nine tackles to lead Cal at Washington State, while he had seven at Arizona
► Posted a career-high three pass breakups that were the most in a game by a Cal player in 2014 and added two tackles in the season finale vs. BYU
► Had an eight-yard sack and tackle for loss among his three tackles vs. Washington
► Picked up other defensive stats in contests vs. Sacramento State (3 tackles, 2 PBU), vs. Colorado (2 tackles, 1 PBU), at Northwestern (2 tackles), at USC (2 tackles), at Oregon State (1 tackle) and vs. Stanford (1 tackle)
► Had one pass breakup in the spring game

Freshman (2013)
► Redshirted
► Did not play
► Named a Jonathan and Judy Hoff Scholar-Athlete of the Week for December 2-8, 2013
► Cal’s No. 3 recruit prior to the season according to Athlon
 
Heritage HS (Class of 2013)
► Earned All-American honors as a 2012 senior and was invited to the Under Armour All-American Bowl but unable to play after suffering a torn ACL late in the season that limited him to 12 tackles and three interceptions that he returned 57 yards on defense
► Combined for 99 tackles, 10 interceptions that he returned 163 yards and 0.5 sacks on defense during his sophomore, junior and senior campaigns from 2010-12
► Added career totals of 44 receptions for 654 yards receiving and seven touchdown catches, as well as four rushes for 35 yards on offense, while he had eight kick returns for 214 yards and one score and two punt returns for four yards as a specialist
► Had 14 receptions for 259 yards receiving and two touchdown catches, as well as two rushes for 28 yards and four kick returns for 156 yards and one touchdown on a 95-yard kick return in a season-opening win over San Jacinto High School as a senior
► Registered 64 tackles, four interceptions that he returned 96 yards on defense as a 2011 junior, while adding 30 receptions for 395 yards receiving and five scores in addition to one rush for six yards on offense, as well as four kick returns for eight yards and one punt return for four yards on special teams
► Had career highs of eight receptions and 100 yards receiving during a game his junior year against Elsinore, while he had a career-high 10 tackles and two interceptions that he returned 35 yards against Paloma Valley the same season
► Contributed 23 tackles, three interceptions that he returned 10 yards and 0.5 sacks as a 2010 sophomore while playing primarily on defense
► Team made appearances in the Southern Section playoffs during each of his three varsity campaigns, finishing as the runner-up during his junior season as well being a semifinalist as a senior and second-round participant as a sophomore
► Played for three varsity teams that posted a combined 34-5 overall record with a perfect 15-0 Sunbelt League mark to win three conference crowns

Recruiting Notes (Class of 2012)
► Four-star recruit according to PrepStar and Rivals, while 247Sports Composite, 247Sports, ESPN and Scout gave him three stars each
► Ranked as the No. 24 cornerback nationally by PrepStar and Rivals, while 247Sports Composite (No. 40), Scout (No. 70) and 247Sports (No. 79) also had him on their lists of the nation’s top players at the position
► Ranked No. 81 nationally as an athlete by ESPN
► Made national lists for the top player overall by PrepStar (No. 189) and 247Sports Composite (No. 567)
► ESPN had him on its list of the top players in his region at No. 102
► Also listed among the top players overall in California by Rivals (No. 30), 247Sports Composite (No. 63), ESPN (No. 70) and 247Sports (No. 109)
► Had a strong Beach Nike Combine in the spring of 2012

Other
► Full name is James Darius Allensworth
► Born January 11, 1995
► Parents are James Allensworth and Sonja Duke
► Wears No. 2 in honor of high school friend and prep football teammate Donovan Adams, who was tragically killed in a car accident on June 6, 2012
► Intended major is media studies

Allensworth's Career Game Highs
Tackles: 9 (at Washington State, 2014)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 (vs. Washington, 2014)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 8 (vs. Washington, 2014)
Sacks: 1.0 (vs. Washington, 2014)
Sack Yards: 8 (vs. Washington, 2014)
Pass Breakups: 3 (vs. BYU, 2014)

Last Updated
June 30, 2015

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