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#25 Chad Whitener
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 240
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Mansfield, TX
High School: Mansfield HS
Experience: High School
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Whitener played in each of the 12 games off the bench during his lone season at Cal in 2013 before leaving the program after the campaign. He finished his Cal career with six tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) and one fumble recovery. 

Pronunciation
WHITE-ner

Career Stats
Game Logs: 2013

Cal Career (2013)
► Played in 12 games off the bench and contributed six tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) and one fumble recovery all as a 2013 true freshman before transferring following the season
► Recorded a career-high three tackles against USC as a true freshman, while he had career highs of 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) and one fumble recovery vs. Oregon State

Freshman (2013)
► Played in all 12 games off the bench and contributed six tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) and one fumble recovery to tie for second on the team before transferring following the season
► Recorded a career-high three tackles against USC, while he had one each in games against Washington State, Oregon State and Washington
► Added career highs of 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) and one fumble recovery vs. Oregon State
 
Mansfield High School (Class of 2013)
► Totaled 334 tackles, 8.0 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception during his three prep campaigns from 2010-12
► Recorded 145 tackles, 15.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, one interception and a career-high two forced fumbles during an All-American season as a 2012 senior
► Played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl following his 2012 senior campaign, recording seven tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and a forced fumble
► Earned North Texas Defensive Player of the Year (First Down Club), first-team All-Central Region (PrepStar) and All-5A Region I District 7 honors as a senior
► Participated in the U.S. Army All-American Combine in January of 2012
► Named the District 5-5A Defensive Co-MVP as a 2011 junior when he recorded 195 tackles, 4.0 sacks, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble
► Registered 96 tackles during his 2010 sophomore campaign when he was named the 5A Region I District 5-5A Newcomer of the Year and Sophomore Defensive Player of the Year, while also adding his team’s Sophomore Defensive MVP honors and all-academic recognition
► Played for a program that won Co-5A Region I District 5-5A titles in both his sophomore and junior campaigns, while making the Texas Boys State Conference 5A Division I playoffs in each of his three varsity seasons

Recruiting Rankings (Class of 2013)
► A three-star recruit according to 247Sports, 247Sports Composite, ESPN, PrepStar, Rivals and Scout
► Listed at No. 10 nationally among linebackers by Rivals in its rankings in March of 2012
► Ranked as high as the nation’s No. 44 inside linebacker according to Scout, while other listings at the position came from 247Sports Composite (No. 50), ESPN (No. 54) and Rivals (No. 88)
► Scout had him as the nation’s No. 58 middle linebacker
► Listed by ESPN at No. 249 on its list of the best players overall in his region, while he made the 247Sports Composite list of the nation’s best players at No. 904
► Top ranking of all players from Texas was No. 115 according to 247Sports, while he also checked in at No. 129 in the state by 247Sports Composite and No. 195 according to ESPN

Other
► Full name is Chad Nishino Whitener
► Born November 22, 1994
► Parents are Charles and Reikio Whitener
► Intended major is history

Whitener's Career Game Highs
Tackles: 3 (vs. USC, 2013)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 (vs. Oregon State, 2013)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 1 (vs. Oregon State, 2013)
Fumble Recovery: 1 (vs. Oregon State, 2013)
Kick Returns: 1 (vs. Arizona, 2013)

Last Updated
August 25, 2014

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