2008: Cal's leading tackler with 93 stops, ranking eighth in the Pac-10 with 7.2 tackles per game ... given the Ken Cotten Award as the team's most courageous player on defense ... reached double figures in tackles three times, with a high of 13 vs. Stanford ... also had 12 stops vs. Michigan State and 10 at USC (8 unassisted) ... returned an interception 15 yards at Arizona ... registered at least six tackles in 9 of 12 games ... voted honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... assisted on four tackles vs. Miami in the Emerald Bowl.
2007: The Pac-10's 12th-leading tackler with 7.8 takedowns per game (101 total) ... an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection ... registered at least nine tackles in nine of 13 games, including four double-figure games ... had nine takedowns vs. USC ... posted 12 stops in the Oregon State game and added 10 (all solo) against UCLA ... recorded his first career interception in the fourth quarter of the Oregon game to set up Cal's game-winning touchdown (a Pontiac Game-Changing Moment) ... had his second straight double-figure tackle day with 10 against Louisiana Tech ... tallied a career-high 13 tackles with a pair of sacks in the Colorado State win - one sack caused a key fumble which was recovered by the Bears ... added nine takedowns in the season-opening win over Tennessee.
2006: Despite battling injuries, saw action in all 13 games for the very deep and talented California linebacker corps ... had 18 tackles (six solo) and a pass break-up ... had three takedowns against both Oregon State and Oregon, and also added two each against Minnesota, Portland State, Arizona and Stanford.
2005: An impact player as a true freshman ... named a first-team freshman All-American by Rivals.com ... finished the season with 39 tackles to rank eighth on the team in that category ... credited with 25 solo tackles ... started eight games and saw action in all 12 contests ... was the starter at an outside linebacker spot in the regular-season finale at Stanford and in the Las Vegas Bowl ... had a season-best eight stops against Illinois and seven tackles vs. New Mexico State ... recorded his first career quarterback sack against the Aggies ... credited with four solo tackles at Stanford ... notched four tackles and broke up a pass in the bowl win ... named freshman lifter of the year.
High School: A highly-coveted linebacker who earned first team all-state honors in Washington after tagging opponents for 121 tackles ... set school records for most tackles in a game (22), season (146 in 2002) and career (346) ... high school All-American by SuperPrep and PrepStar, which ranked him as the No. 12 linebacker in the nation ... Rivals.com listed him as the No. 6 inside linebacker in the country and the No. 3 player in the state of Washington ... ranked the No. 10 inside linebacker in the United States by ESPN.com's Tom Lemming ... listed No. 20 on Scout.com's West Hot 100 prospect list ... two-time Metro League Defensive Player of the Year who earned first team all-league honors at both linebacker and fullback in 2004, while earning all-league notice on defense as junior (first team) and sophomore (second team) ... as a junior, garnered first team all-metro honors after collecting 146 tackles, nine tackles for loss and five sacks ... also rushed for 446 yards and five touchdowns on only 58 carries (7.7 ypc) as a running back in 2003 ... nabbed 82 tackles as a sophomore in 2002.
Personal: Parents are Andrea and Kirby Felder ... hobbies include snowboarding ... features an arm tattoo with the insignia of the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Division, the unit in which his paternal grandfather (deceased, 1997) served in World War II and the Korean War, receiving three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star ... his maternal grandfather also made a name in the military as a heavyweight boxer for the U.S. Marines, posting a 48-2 record from 1951-54 and winning several Marine Championship Titles ... born March 16, 1987 ... undeclared major.
Last Updated: May 1, 2009