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  Brandon Mebane
Brandon Mebane

Player Profile
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

High School:
Crenshaw

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 295

Position:
Defensive Tackle

Birthdate:
01/15/1985

Experience:
4V

Major:
Social Welfare

Strong defensive tackle that drew the attention of several offensive players on each play season ... the attention he drew up front freed up the Cal linebackers for tackles ... selected to play in the 2007 Senior Bowl.

2006: A first team All-Pac-10 selection and a third team All-American by Rivals.com ... anchored the Cal defensive line, recording a career-best 52 tackles, including 10 for losses, despite being double- and triple-teamed every play ... named the team's Most Valuable Defensive Lineman ... also registered four sacks ... collected a career-high nine tackles, including four for losses in the Big Game against Stanford ... recorded six tackles, including a safety against USC, one of his two tackles for loss in the game ... notched a sack to go with three tackles against Arizona ... earned six tackles against Washington including one tackle for loss... led a crucial goal-line stand against Washington State, being the key stopper on the final fourth-down effort by the Cougars ... forced a key third-down fumble to go with his four tackles against Oregon ... recorded three tackles and a sack against Oregon State ... collected his first sack of the year along with seven tackles against Minnesota ... had four tackles, including a tackle for a loss of three yards and a sack against Portland State ... recovered a fumble and had three unassisted tackles against Tennessee while being double-teamed on nearly every play ... preseason All-American by seven different publications ... on the Watch List for four different national awards.

2005: A first-team All-Pac-10 selection ... honored as Cal's most valuable defensive lineman ... slowed in mid-season by an ankle injury, but still led Cal with seven quarterback sacks despite constant double-teams ... sack total ranked sixth in the Pac-10 ... had 9.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage to rank third on the team in that category ... tallied a season high seven tackles while knocking down a pass at New Mexico State ... had tackles behind the line of scrimmage in eight games ... had 1.5 sacks at Stanford and two tackles for losses against Sacramento State ... started 10 of the team's 12 games as a junior due to ankle injury, but saw action in every game.

2004: Jumped into starting defensive tackle position opposite Lorenzo Alexander after three games, making his first collegiate start at USC after Steve Kelly injured his knee ... an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection as a sophomore ... played in every game and started at tackle in the final nine contests ... accumulated 25 tackles, 20 of them solo, and six tackles for loss totaling 24 yards ... notched 2.5 sacks for 13 yards and broke up a pass ... top game was vs. UCLA, tallying six tackles, five of them solo and 2.5 for losses of nine yards ... in first start at USC, claimed 1.5 sacks for a loss of eight yards ... other sack came at Arizona, a five-yard loss ... also knocked down a pass at Arizona ... opened season strongly with four tackles at Air Force.

2003: Gained valuable game experience as a true freshman, appearing in four contests ... bagged three tackles ... two of his stops came against Oregon State, while his lone sack of the campaign occurred in Tempe against Arizona State.

High School: Rated the No. 24 defensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com, which also ranked him No. 55 on its California Top 100 players list and No. 67 on its West Top 100 chart ... named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-America team ... rattled off 75 tackles, 13 sacks and two fumble recoveries as a senior ... named the 2002 Los Angeles Central City Player of the Year ... also scored five touchdowns as a fullback ... tabbed first team Best of the West by the Long Beach Press-Telegram, as well as All-West Region first team by SI.com ... all-state choice in 2002 ... selected 2001 Los Angeles City Defensive Player of the Year after racking up 78 tackles and 19 sacks as a junior ... three-time all-city, all-central city and all-league selection ... also a shot putter in track.

Personal: Parents are Walter and Joyce Mebane ... born Jan. 15, 1985 ... social welfare major.

Mebane's Final Career Defensive Stats

Year G-GS UT-AT-TT TFL Sacks FF/FR PBU Int
2003 4-0 3-0-3 1-9 1-9 0/0 00-0
2004 12-9 20-5-25 5-22 2.5-13 0/0 10-0
2005 12-10 16-13-29 9.5-49 7-44 0/0 10-0
2006 13-12 21-31-52 10-34 4-21 1/1 00-0
Totals 41-31 60-49-109 25.5-113 14.5-87 1/1 20-0

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