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#18 Mike Mohamed
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 245
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brawley, CA
High School: Brawley HS
Experience: 3 Letters


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AFTER CAL: Selected by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round (No. 189 overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft ... played in the 86th Annual East-West Shrine Game at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. ... tied for top time among linebackers in both the 3 cone drill (7.07) and 20-yard shuttle (4.00) at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine ... also tied for second among linebackers in the 60-yard shuttle (11.25) and 12th at the position in both the 40-yard dash (4.70) and the broad jump (9-7) at the combine ... participated only in position drills at Cal's Pro Day on March 9, 2011 and also took part in the San Francisco 49ers' Local Pro Day on April 20, 2011.

CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Played in 50 of 51 possible games and made 26 starts from 2007-10 after redshirting the 2006 campaign ... earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors in his first season as a full-time starter in 2009 after garnering an honorable mention all-conference selection in 2008 and before picking up second-team all-league recognition as a 2010 senior ... finished his collegiate career fourth on Cal's all-time list for tackles with 340, while adding 20.0 tackles for loss (-81 yards), 7.0 sacks (-51 yards), seven interceptions (77 return yards) including two that he brought back for touchdowns, nine pass breakups, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and nine quarterback hurries ... also brought back two kicks for 10 yards ... recorded double digits in tackles 11 times during his career ... made 47 career tackles vs. Oregon for an average of 11.75 stops per game in his four contests vs. the Ducks ... honored on the Pac-10 All-Academic team for four consecutive seasons (2007-10), earning first-team recognition in each of his last three campaigns ... named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week four times, twice as a junior in 2009 and once during both his 2008 sophomore and 2010 senior seasons ... responsible for making one of the most memorable plays in the history of Cal football when he secured a 34-28 victory by intercepting Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck on Cal's three-yard line late in the fourth quarter and the Cardinal driving for the go-ahead score in the 2009 Big Game on The Farm ... a member of the National Football Foundation's New Hampshire Honor Society earned by maintaining a GPA of 3.2 or better throughout his entire course of undergraduate study while making a significant contribution to his team.

2010 (Game-By-Game Stats): Cal's most honored player in his senior campaign, including the recipient of a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award and an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship ... one of 16 national finalists for the prestigious William V. Campbell Trophy (also known as the "Academic Heisman") and a quarterfinalist for The Lott IMPACT Trophy ... a second-team All-Pac-10 player (also first-team by Phil Steele and second-team according to Scout) ... picked up first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors for the third consecutive campaign ... racked up team honors bringing home four including sharing the Bear Backer Award for the Most Valuable Player on defense; winning the Cort Majors Team Captain Award on defense; taking the Joe Roth Award for the player best exemplifying courage, attitude and sportsmanship; and picking up the Frank Schlessinger Coaches Award for the player who demonstrates outstanding athletic ability, academic success and community service ... led Cal with 95 tackles and ranked second in the Pac-10 with an average of 8.6 stops per contest (same number he averaged when he led the Pac-10 in tackles per game in 2009) despite missing the only game of his career and being limited in two others due to injuries ... started 10 times ... had an interception that he returned 41 yards for the second touchdown of his career vs. Colorado ... added 5.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, a career-high two forced fumbles and a team-high-tying two quarterback hurries ... came on strong at the end of the campaign with 42 tackles over the final three games, including a career-high 16 to go with 1.0 sack for a five-yard loss vs. top-ranked Oregon that earned him Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week honors for the fourth time in his career and honorable mention Linebacker Performer of the Week recognition from the College Football Performance Awards for the second time in 2010 ... reached double digits in tackles five times, including both other contests during the three-game stretch to end the season ... picked up 14 stops and a forced fumble on a nine-yard sack of quarterback Jake Locker that teammate Cameron Jordan returned 21 yards for a touchdown in his collegiate finale vs. Washington ... had 12 tackles along with 1.0 tackle for loss (-2 yards) in his final Big Game against Stanford ... had 14 stops vs. Colorado to earn his first honorable mention CFPA Linebacker Performer of the Week honors and his lone Muscle Milk Cal Student-Athlete of the Week selection of the season ... came up with 10 tackles and his other forced fumble at USC ... had five or more tackles on four other occasions, collecting seven along with a pass breakup in the season opener vs. UC Davis, six in back-to-back contests vs. Arizona State and at Oregon State, and five along with a season-high 1.5 tackles for loss (-6 yards) vs. UCLA ... named a third-team midseason All-American and first-team All-Pac-10 selection by Phil Steele ... earned several preseason honors, including a spot on the prestigious Playboy All-American squad ... also a second-team preseason All-American selection by The Kickoff, a third-team choice of NationalChamps.net, Phil Steele and Rivals, and an honorable mention pick according to College Football Insiders and Consensus Draft Services ... added first-team All-Pac-10 preseason selections from Athlon, Lindy's and Phil Steele ... was on watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, Rotary Lombardi Award and The Lott IMPACT Trophy ... also a preseason favorite for the CFPA's Linebacker Trophy, a nominee for the Wuerffel Trophy and a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... named the nation's No. 4 draft-eligible inside linebacker by Phil Steele as well as the country's No. 5 inside linebacker by Lindy's prior to the season ... selected as a "Key Golden Bear" by Athlon and one of Cal's "Players to Watch" according to Lindy's ... featured in a preseason story by the Pacific Club Impact Foundation, sponsors of The Lott IMPACT Trophy, on the organization's website, as well as the cover of the 2010 fall edition of Cal Sports Quarterly ... served as a season team captain.

2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): A first-team All-Pac-10 selection according to the league's coaches and Phil Steele ... winner of the team's Andy Smith Award as the Cal player with the most Big "C" time ... was named the Bear Backers MVP on the defensive side of the ball as voted by his teammates ... captured the Berkeley Breakfast Club Award as the Bears' outstanding defensive player in the Big Game ... also had a big year in the classroom, earning District 8 All-Academic first-team honors from CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine for the first time and Pac-10 All-Academic first-team honors for the second year in a row ... started all 13 games, recording a Pac-10 and team-high 112 tackles that were 41 more than teammate Mychal Kendricks' second-place total of 71 and 16 more than the 96 posted by USC's Taylor Mays that ranked second in the Pac-10 ... also ranked 43rd nationally with an average of 8.62 stops per game ... added 8.0 tackles for loss (-35 yards), 2.0 sacks (-21 yards), a team-high three interceptions that he returned for six yards and ranked tied for 12th per game in the Pac-10 with an average of 0.23 picks per game, one forced fumble, three pass breakups and a career-high-tying three quarterback hurries (second on club) ... had 10 or more tackles five times, nine or more stops on eight occasions and five or more 12 times ... named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week twice, picking up the honor after recording a season-high-tying 12 tackles at Arizona State and following a performance at Stanford in which he recorded 10 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) and the game-clinching interception that he returned six yards from the Cal three-yard line as the Cardinal was driving for the lead late in fourth quarter ... also earned honorable mention recognition for CFPA Linebacker Performer of the Week honors after his performance against Stanford ... picked up a season-high-tying 12 tackles vs. USC and against Washington State, also recording 1.0 tackle for loss (-4 yards) and a career-high two quarterback hurries against the Cougars ... had a huge game in the season opener vs. Maryland with 10 tackles, a career-high-tying 2.0 tackles for loss (-8 yards) and 1.0 sack (-7 yards) ... had a devastating 14-yard sack to force a fumble that Kendricks returned 45 yards to the Eastern Washington five-yard line in the second game of the season, while adding a pass breakup against the Eagles ... his trio of nine-tackle games came at Oregon, at UCLA and vs. Arizona, with one pass breakup against both the Ducks and Wildcats ... had seven tackles, a career-high two of his three interceptions (zero return yards) on the season and 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) at Minnesota, with both of his interceptions coming in the fourth quarter and the Bears protecting the lead in an eventual 35-21 victory ... recorded seven tackles in a pair of other games vs. Oregon State and in the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Utah, adding 1.5 tackles for loss (-5 yards) and one quarterback hurry vs. the Beavers and 1.0 tackle for loss (-2 yards) against the Utes ... led or co-led the Bears in tackles in seven of the team's last 10 contests ... a second-team midseason All-Pac-10 choice according to Phil Steele ... selected first-team preseason All-Pac-10 by Steele and Sporting News, as well as second-team by Athlon ... named as the nation's No. 44 inside linebacker in the preseason by Steele.

2008 (Game-By-Game Stats): An honorable mention All-Pac-10 choice that tied for second on the team with 87 tackles and tied for 12th in the Pac-10 in tackles per game with an average of 6.69, despite starting just two contests but playing in all 13 ... added 6.0 tackles for loss (-22 yards), 3.0 sacks (-16 yards), three interceptions that he returned for 30 yards and one touchdown with an average of 0.23 picks per contest (No. 14-T Pac-10), two pass breakups, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries that he returned for three yards and a career-high-tying three quarterback hurries ... named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week after Cal's win over UCLA, finishing with nine solo stops, a career-high-tying 2.0 tackles for loss (-8 yards), 1.0 sack (-7 yards) and an interception he returned 19 yards for his first of two career touchdowns ... followed up the performance vs. UCLA by recording a season-best 14 tackles in the next game vs. Oregon ... had his second pick of the year vs. Stanford (10-yard return) and his third in the Emerald Bowl victory over Miami, Fla. (1-yard return) when he also recorded seven tackles and a quarterback hurry against the Hurricanes ... had a huge game in the regular-season finale against Washington, recording both of his two career fumble recoveries that he returned for three yards, one forced fumble, 1.0 sack (-6 yards), 1.0 tackle for loss (-6 yards) and one quarterback hurry, to go along with four tackles ... recorded nine tackles vs. Colorado State and also had a quarterback hurry ... had seven tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss (-4 yards) both at Washington State and at USC, adding a sack for a three-yard loss against the Trojans ... had eight tackles at Arizona ... batted down a career-high two passes at Oregon State ... given the J. Scott Duncan Award for Cal's Most Valuable Special Teams Player ... earned first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors on the first of three occasions.

2007 (Game-By-Game Stats): Made an impact as a redshirt freshman for Cal's talented linebacker corps, playing in all 13 games (12 off the bench) and on special teams ... recorded 46 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard), three pass breakups and one quarterback hurry primarily as a weakside linebacker ... tallied 24 tackles in the last five games ... earned his first career start at Oregon, recording a season-high-tying eight tackles in the Bears' victory ... had eight more takedowns and 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) in the Big Game at Stanford ... collected five tackles against Washington State and in the Armed Forces Bowl victory over Air Force, adding a pass breakup against the Cougars ... recorded a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup vs. Arizona, as well as a pass breakup against Louisiana Tech ... an honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic selection.

2006: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named the Imperial Valley Defensive Player of the Year as a senior after accumulating 62 tackles, 14.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks and six blocked punts ... named Team MVP and was also a first-team All-Imperial Valley League selection and a second-team medium schools All-State choice by Cal-Hi Sports ... member of the San Diego Hall of Champions defensive team ... selected to the San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic team ... led his squad to the section championship game during each of his final two prep seasons.

PERSONAL: Full name is Michael Patrick Mohamed ... born March 11, 1988 ... parents are Mike and Molly Mohamed ... cousins Dylan, Marty and Kyle Mohamed played at Cal Poly ... Marty finished his collegiate career as a linebacker with the Mustangs in 2010, while his brothers Kyle and Dylan will be a junior linebacker and redshirt freshman defensive back at Cal Poly in 2011 ... received his bachelor's degree from Cal in Business Administration in December of 2010, finishing with a 3.44 cumulative GPA.

MOHAMED'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
Tackles: 16 (vs. Oregon, 2010)
Tackles For Loss: 2.0 (twice, last vs. Maryland, 2009)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 14 (vs. Eastern Washington, 2009)
Sacks: 1.0 (seven times, last vs. Washington, 2010)
Sack Yards: 14 (vs. Eastern Washington, 2009)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (four times, last vs. Washington, 2010)
Fumble Recoveries: 2 (vs. Washington, 2008)
Fumble Return Yards: 3 (vs. Washington, 2008)
Long Fumble Return: 3 (vs. Washington, 2008)
Interceptions: 2 (at Minnesota, 2009)
Interception Return Yards: 41 (vs. Colorado, 2010)
Interception Return TDs: 1 (vs. Colorado, 2010)
Long Interception Return: 41TD (vs. Colorado, 2010)
Pass Breakups: 2 (at Oregon State, 2008)
Quarterback Hurries: 2 (vs. Washington State, 2009)
Kick Returns: 1 (twice, last at Oregon State, 2008)
Kick Return Yards: 6 (at Oregon State, 2008)
Long Kick Return: 6 (at Oregon State, 2008)
All Purpose Yards: 41 (vs. Colorado, 2010)
Points: 6 (twice, last vs. Colorado, 2010)

LAST UPDATED: August 4, 2011

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