CAL CAREER: Has played in 24 games with 18 starts over three-plus campaigns with the program before being dismissed from the team for conduct detrimental to the team on September 29, 2013 ... had career totals of 90 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss (-50 yards), 5.0 sacks (-28 yards), one pass breakup, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble.
2013: Played in three games with two starts before being dismissed from the team due to condcut detrimental to the team on September 29 ... played in three games with two starts, recording 11 tackles, one quarterback hurry and one forced fumble ... ranked as the nation’s No. 47 draft eligible defensive end by Phil Steele prior to the season … missed spring practices due to injury … listed as the No. 3 player at the ‘RUSH’ position on the preseason depth chart.
2012 (Game-By-Game Stats): An honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection who played in 11 games with 10 starts and recorded team-high-tying totals of 8.5 tackles for loss (-38 yards) and 3.5 sacks (-27 yards), with the yardage lost for both the most on the club … added 50 tackles, a team-high four quarterback hurries, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery, all career highs … registered at least 0.5 tackles for loss in seven of the 11 games he played including five in a row at one point vs. UCLA, at Washington State, vs. Stanford, vs. Washington and vs. Oregon … all four of his quarterback hurries came in a three-game stretch vs. Arizona State and UCLA, and at Washington State, picking up a career-high two of the four against the Bruins … registered a career-high nine tackles in the season opener vs. Nevada, adding 2.0 tackles for loss (-2 yards) … posted seven tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss (-5 yards) vs. Stanford … picked up six tackles at Ohio State and vs. Oregon, adding 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) against the Ducks … had a strong game against UCLA with four tackles, a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss (-9 yards), a career-high-tying 1.5 sacks (-7 yards) and two quarterback hurries … had four tackles on three other occasions vs. Arizona State, at Washington State and at Oregon State, adding a quarterback hurry against the Sun Devils and 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard), a quarterback hurry and the lone pass breakup of his career vs. the Cougars … had the biggest sack of his career with a 16-yarder vs. Washington that keyed his 1.5 tackles for loss (career-high -17 yards) and two tackles in a game in which he also recorded his first career fumble recovery … also had a pair of tackles against Southern Utah and at USC, adding 0.5 tackles for loss (-3 yards) against the Thunderbirds … third-team preseason All-Pac-12 pick by Athlon … recorded three tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in the spring game.
2011 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in 10 games with six starts, finding his way into the starting lineup in the fifth contest of the season at Oregon and staying there for five games … missed the final three regular-season games due to injury but returned to start in the Holiday Bowl vs. Texas … recorded 29 tackles to lead all Cal freshmen and rank 10th overall on the team … added 6.0 tackles for loss (-12 yards) to rank fifth on the squad, as well as 1.5 sacks (-1 yard) and one quarterback hurry … recorded a season-high six tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) in his first collegiate start at Oregon coming off a five-tackle effort in which he also had 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) in the previous contest at Washington … posted four tackles, a season-high 1.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) and a career-high-tying 1.5 sacks (-1 yard) against Washington State in a game in which he suffered an injury that caused him to miss the final three regular-season contests … returned to action as a starter in the Holiday Bowl vs. Texas and recorded three tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-3 yards) and his first career quarterback hurry … also had three tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss vs. USC (season-high -4 yards) and at UCLA (-2 yards) … had three tackles in the season opener vs. Fresno State before posting one tackle in each of the next two contests at Colorado and vs. Presbyterian.
2010: Greyshirted … a member of the 2010 signing class.
OAKRIDGE MILITARY ACADEMY/NORTHERN GUILFORD HS: Took a prep year at Oakridge Military Academy, recording 104 tackles, 16.0 sacks, 20.0 tackles for loss and three interceptions as a senior in 2009 … a four-star recruit according to Rivals' and Tom Lemming ... the nation's No. 10 linebacker according to Lemming and No. 13 by Scout, as well as the country's No. 37 defensive end according to ESPN and No. 58 by Scout ... checked in on the Rivals250 list at No. 187 ... a Prepstar All-American and a Superprep All-Region selection as well as the No. 18 player overall in North Carolina ... Rivals had him listed as the No. 4 overall player in North Carolina ... recorded 97 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 16.0 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles in his 2008 senior campaign at Northern Guilford High School ... prep teammate of former Cal wide receiver and the school’s record-holder in career receptions Keenan Allen.
OTHER: Full name is Christian Cornelius McCain … born November 21, 1991 … parents are Tarvio and Valerie McCain … major is African American studies.
McCain’s CAREER GAME HIGHS
Tackles: 9 (vs. Nevada, 2012)
Tackles For Loss: 2.5 (vs. UCLA, 2012)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 17 (vs. Washington, 2012)
Sacks: 1.5 (twice, last vs. UCLA, 2012)
Sack Yards: 16 (vs. Washington, 2012)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (at Oregon, 2013)
Fumble Recoveries: 1 (vs. Washington, 2012)
Quarterback Hurries: 2 (vs. UCLA, 2012)
Pass Breakups: 1 (at Washington State, 2012)
LAST UPDATED: September 29, 2013