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Avery Sebastian
Player Profile:
Avery Sebastian 1250264
Position: Safety
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: McDonough, GA
High School: Eagle's Landing Christian HS
Experience: 2 Letters

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Career Stats
Game Logs: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

Sebastian played in 31 games with six starts over four seasons with the program and contributed career totals of 96 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss (-7 yards), two interceptions, one pass breakup, one forced fumble and one quarterback hurry. He had his most productive season as a 2012 sophomore when he registered 56 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss (-5 yards), one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry. He returned to play in seven games with one start as a 2014 junior after suffering a season-ending injury in the first game of his 2013 campaign in which he would be granted a redshirt season after he had claimed a starting safety spot prior to the campaign. Sebastian transferred to Notre Dame for his final season of collegiate eligibility in 2015 after graduating from Cal in December of 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.
 
After Cal
► Has transferred to Notre Dame for the 2015 fall semester to use his final season of collegiate eligibility

Cal Career (2011-14)
► Played in 31 games primarily on special teams but also made six starts at safety and played the position in a reserve role over his four seasons with the program that included a redshirt 2013 season in which he was injured in the first half of the season-opener vs. Northwestern
► Recorded 96 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss (-7 yards), two interceptions, one pass breakup, one forced fumble and one quarterback hurry
► Led Cal in tackles three times with a career-high 14 as a 2012 sophomore vs. Arizona State, 10 stops along with his lone career interception in less than one half of action before suffering a season-ending injury in the season-opening game of the 2013 season vs. Northwestern, and 10 at Utah when he also had career bests of 1.0 tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry
► Had his lone career pass breakup vs. Oregon during his 2012 sophomore campaign
► Changed his last name from Walls to Sebastian when he turned 18 years of age prior to the his 2011 freshman season
► Graduated from Cal in December of 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology
 
Junior (2014)
► Played in seven games with one start and contributed totals of 21 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble
► Posted a season-high seven tackles in the second to last game of his Cal career vs. Stanford
► Picked up for four tackles in his lone start of the season vs. Washington
► Had three tackles both at Arizona and vs. Colorado, adding the second and final interception of his career against the Wildcats and his lone career forced fumble vs. Colorado
► Registered two stops at USC, and one each against Sacramento State and BYU
► Limited during spring practices due to injury but had four tackles in the spring game
 
Junior (2013)
► Started the lone game he played at strong safety in the team’s season-opener vs. Northwestern and recorded a game-high-tying and team-high 10 tackles as well as his first career interception that tied for the team’s season lead in addition to 0.5 tackles for loss (-2 yards) before suffering a season-ending injury in the second quarter
► Named a Jonathan and Judy Hoff Scholar-Athlete of the Week for October 14-20, 2013
► Ranked as the No. 33 draft eligible free safety by Phil Steele prior to the season
► Recorded a game-high-tying six tackles in the spring game

Sophomore (2012)
► Saw extensive action on special teams as an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection among non-returners and kickers
► Played in 11 games with four starts at safety with the lone action he missed in the season finale at Oregon State
► Recorded 56 tackles to rank fifth on the team, while adding 1.5 tackles for loss (-5 yards), one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry
► Ranked 45th in the Pac-12 with an average of 5.1 stops per game
► Registered a career-high, team season-high and game-high 14 tackles as well as his lone career quarterback hurry vs. Arizona State to earn his first career start the following contest vs. UCLA
► Had a game-high 10 tackles at Utah while adding a career-high 1.0 tackle for loss (career-high -4 yards)
► Had nine tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) and his lone career pass breakup vs. Oregon
► Posted six tackles in his first career start in a victory over Pac-12 South Division champion UCLA, four stops at Washington State, three tackles vs. Stanford and Washington, two stops in the season opener vs. Nevada, vs. Southern Utah and at USC, and one tackle at Ohio State
► Led Cal in tackles twice vs. Arizona State and at Utah
► Had four tackles and registered the only interception in the spring game

Freshman (2011)
► Played in 12 games off the bench primarily as a key special teams player and also a reserve safety
► Recorded nine tackles
► Had a season-high four stops in the regular-season finale at Arizona State
► Posted two tackles vs. USC and one each in the season opener vs. Fresno State, at UCLA and in the Holiday Bowl vs. Texas
► Named the nation’s No. 17 defensive back recruit and the No. 30 overall Pac-12 recruit by Athlon prior to the season, as well as the No. 25 freshman defensive back according to Phil Steele
► A mid-year enrollee for the spring semester who participated with the team during spring practices
 
Eagle’s Landing Christian HS (Class of 2011)
► Played in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl following his 2010 senior campaign
► Picked up All-American honors from both SuperPrep and Prepstar as a senior when he made 55 tackles and picked off three passes defensively, while rushing for 434 yards and seven scores on 49 carries on the offensive side of the ball for an 11-1 squad that was a perfect 6-0 in conference games to win the A Region 5 South title
► Named to the US Under-19 National Team by USA Football following his senior campaign and played in the International Bowl in February of 2011 against 45 of the world's best players outside the United States
► Posted a strong statistical season defensively as a junior in 2009 at Union Grove High School with 104 tackles, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries including one which he brought back for a touchdown
► Graduated from high school in three and a half years

Recruiting Notes (Class of 2011)
► Received four-plus stars from Tom Lemming, as well as four from ESPN and Rivals, and three by Scout
► Listed among the nation's top safeties by ESPN (No. 6) and Rivals (No. 8), as well as the nation's best defensive backs according to SuperPrep (No. 46)
► Ranked among the nation's top players overall according to ESPN (No. 68), Tom Lemming (No. 141) and Rivals (No. 159)
► No. 8 on Rivals national list of "top 10 headhunters"
► Ranked as Georgia's No. 14 player overall according to Rivals and checked in at No. 16 on the SuperPrep list

Other
► Full name is Avery Joseph Sebastian
► Born September 11, 1993
► Mother is Yvonne Sebastian

Sebastian's Career Game Highs
Tackles: 14 (vs. Arizona State, 2012)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 (at Utah, 2012)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 4 (at Utah, 2012)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (vs. Colorado, 2014)
Interceptions: 1 (at Arizona, 2014)
Interception Return Yards: 0 (at Arizona, 2014)
Long Interception Return: 0 (at Arizona, 2014)
Quarterback Hurries: 1 (vs. Arizona State, 2012)
Pass Breakups: 1 (vs. Oregon, 2012)

Last Updated
June 8, 2015

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