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Mustafa Jalil
Player Profile:
Mustafa Jalil 1250443
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 315
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Diego, CA
High School: Cathedral Catholic HS
Experience: 3 Letters

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Pronunciation
juh-LEAL

Career Stats
Game Logs: 2015 | 2014 | 2012 | 2011

Jalil played in 43 games with 20 starts over his five seasons with the program despite battling through injuries, accumulating career totals of 75 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss (-25 yards), 3.0 sacks (-18 yards), one formed fumble and one fumble recovery. He had a breakout campaign as a 2014 junior when he returned to the field from an injury that caused him to miss the entire 2013 season and use his redshirt campaign, recording career highs in every category he picked up stats in including tackles (35), tackles for loss (5.5), tackle for loss yards (12), sacks (1.5) and sack yards (8).

Cal Career (2011-15)

  • Played in 43 games with 20 starts over his five seasons with the program despite battling through injuries and missing an entire season when he redshirted in 2013 due to injury
  • Accumulated career totals of 75 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss (-25 yards), 3.0 sacks (-18 yards), one formed fumble and one fumble recovery
  • Posted career highs as a 2014 junior in tackles (35), tackles for loss (5.5), tackle for loss yards (12), sacks (1.5), sack yards (8), quarterback hurries (2), safeties (1) and points (2)
  • Had the lone forced fumble of his career as a 2015 senior at Texas and the lone fumble recovery of his career as a 2011 freshman at Arizona State
  • The only Cal player to ever be individually credited with a safety when he became the first Golden Bear to record a safety as a junior after a rule change allowing individuals to be credited with safeties when he tackled USC running back Justin Davis in the end zone for two points
  • Registered a career-high eight tackles as well as a career-high-tying one quarterback hurry in the season finale of his junior season vs. BYU, with his other career quarterback hurry coming the same campaign against UCLA
  • Twice had a career-high-tying 1.0 sack as a junior vs. Arizona and a senior against Washington State, while his seven sack yards and seven tackle for loss yards vs. the Wildcats were also a career best, with his 1.0 tackle for loss one of six times he has achieved the career high
  • Played in a bowl game in both his first season against Texas at the 2011 Holiday Bowl and his final season vs. Air Force in the 2015 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Senior (2015)
► National honors candidate
► A third-team preseason All-Pac-12 selection according to Athlon
► Listed as a starter at one defensive tackle position on the preseason depth chart
► Missed most of spring practices including the spring game due to injury but is expected to be ready for the season

Junior (2014)
► One of only two Cal players on the defensive side of the ball along with Cedric Dozier and seven players overall to start all 12 games
► A leader on a defensive line that helped the Cal defense move up 48 spots from the previous season to No. 38 in rushing defense (144.6 ypg), cutting 44 yards off its per-game average allowed from the 2013 campaign
► Earned Cal’s Brick Muller Award for the team’s most valuable lineman and registered career highs in every category he recorded stats in – tackles (35), tackles for loss (5.5), tackle for loss yards (12), sacks (1.5), sack yards (8), quarterback hurries (2), safeties (1) and points (2), with his safety the only ones ever recorded by a Cal player that produced points for an individual following a rule change prior to the 2014 season to allow individuals to be credited with safeties
► Led all Cal defensive linemen in tackles for loss and tackles, ranking tied for third and 10th on the team overall, while he was third on the club in sacks, tied for fourth in quarterback hurries, tied for seventh and tied for seventh in tackle for loss yards and sack yards
► Had 14 tackles in the last two contests with a career-high and team game-high eight along with a career-high-tying one quarterback hurry vs. BYU and six vs. Stanford
► Registered a career-high-tying 1.0 tackle for loss on five different occasions at Arizona (-7 yards), at Oregon State (-1 yard), at USC (-1 yard), vs. Washington (-1 yard) and at Washington State (-1 yard), while he had 0.5 tackles for loss vs. UCLA (-1 yard) and added the other one of his two career quarterback hurries
► His 1.0 tackle for loss at Arizona came on a seven-yard sack that was the first solo sack of his career, while his 0.5 tackles for loss vs. UCLA came on a half-sack when he was credited with a single sack yard
► In addition to his final two games, had other tackle totals vs. UCLA (4), vs. Colorado (3), vs. Oregon (3), at USC (3), vs. Washington (3), at Northwestern (2), at Arizona (1), at Oregon State (1) and at Washington State (1)
► The only Cal player to ever be individually credited with a safety when he became the first Golden Bear to record a safety after a rule change allowing individuals to be credited with safeties when he tackled USC running back Justin Davis in the end zone for two points
► Earned second-team Midseason All-Pac-12 honors from Phil Steele
► Missed all of spring practices due to injury
 
Junior (2013)
► Earned Cal’s Joe Roth Award for the player who best exemplifies courage, sportsmanship and attitude
► Redshirted
► Did not play due to injury
► Registered three tackles in the spring game

Sophomore (2012)
► Played in seven games off the bench, recording five tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard)
► Had a season-high-tying two tackles in back-to-back games vs. Arizona State and vs. UCLA, adding a season-high 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) against the Sun Devils
► Registered his other tackle at USC
► Named one of “Cal’s Players to Watch” by Lindy’s prior to the season
► Posted two tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in the spring game

Freshman (2011)
► One of only three true freshman to play in all 13 games along with Viliami Moala and Richard Rodgers, and the only one to start a contest when he was in for the first defensive play at Stanford
► Totaled 13 tackles to go along with 1.0 sack (-6 yards), 0.5 tackles for loss (-4 yards) and one fumble recovery
► Had a season-high four tackles vs. Presbyterian, as well as a season-high-tying 0.5 tackles for loss and his lone sack of the campaign when he shared one and was credited with four yards lost for both his half tackle for loss and sack
► Had three tackles at Oregon and single stops at Colorado, vs. USC, vs. Utah, vs. Oregon State (season-high-tying 0.5 tackles for loss, -2 yards), at Stanford and vs. Texas in the Holiday Bowl
► Had a fumble recovery at the Cal 40-yardline in the fourth quarter of a 47-38 win at Arizona State
► Prior to the season was listed as the nation’s No. 25 freshman defensive lineman by Phil Steele, the No. 33 national defensive lineman recruit and No. 32 Pac-12 overall recruit by Athlon, and the No. 5 Cal recruit according to Sporting News

Cathedral Catholic HS (Class of 2011)
► Earned SuperPrep All-America honors as a 2010 senior
► Recorded 26 tackles and 0.5 sacks as a prep senior for a squad that won a share of the Eastern League title
► Had 31 tackles, 3.0 sacks and one fumble recovery during his 2009 junior campaign when his club also shared the Eastern League title
► Contributed 50 tackles, 20.0 tackles for loss, 10.0 sacks and a team-high four forced fumbles on a 14-0 squad that won the Division II California State title and the Eastern League crown outright during his 2008 sophomore season
► Named to the GoldenStatePreps All-State Super Sophomore team and also picked up All-CIF Section, All-North Country and All-Eastern League recognition as a sophomore
► A high school teammate of former Cal offensive lineman Alejandro Crosthwaite

Recruiting Notes (Class of 2011)
► A four-star recruit of Rivals and Scout, while ESPN gave him three stars
► Ranked as the nation's No. 9 defensive tackle by Scout, No. 15 defensive lineman by SuperPrep, No. 18 defensive tackle according to Rivals and Tom Lemming, and No. 42 defensive tackle by ESPN
► Checked in nationally among all players according to Sporting News (No. 52), Prepstar (No. 145), Rivals (No. 210) and Tom Lemming (No. 248)
► Ranked No. 16 for all players in California/Hawaii/Nevada by SuperPrep and No. 25 for all players in the state of California according to Rivals

Other

  • Full name is Seyed Mustafa Jalil
  • Born January 21, 1993
  • Parents are Seyed and Najia Jalil
  • Major is history

Jalil's Career Game Highs
Tackles: 8 (vs. BYU, 2014)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 (five times, last at USC, 2014)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 7 (at Arizona, 2014)
Sacks: 1.0 (twice, last vs. Washington State, 2015)
Sack Yards: 7 (at Arizona, 2014)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (at Texas, 2015)
Fumble Recoveries: 1 (at Arizona State, 2011)
Quarterback Hurries: 1 (twice, last vs. BYU, 2014)
Safeties: 1 (at USC, 2014)
Points: 2 (at USC, 2014)

Last Updated
March 18, 2016

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