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Draft Day Approaches For Cal Football Players
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  04/13/2000

April 13, 2000

Matt Beck 59

Position: ILB
Height: 6-4
Weight: 230
Hometown: Grass Valley
Last School: Nevada Union HS

An intense linebacker who only played one full game his senior season, before going down with a foot injury in the first quarter of the Nebraska game on Sept. 11 ... underwent surgery the following week and has been in the rehabilitation mode since then ... stayed very active as a team leader, attending all Cal practices and home and away games, despite being on crutches ... had a pair of tackles behind the line of scrimmage in the Rutgers opener ...ended his career starting 31 games over a four-year period ... earned Pac-10 honors in his first three seasons, before his senior injury...ended his career with 238 tackles (11th best mark in Cal history), but his mark as an impact player is best illustrated by his 48 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, the fourth-best career total in Cal history ... played much of his career in banged-up fashion with knee and shoulder pains.many of those injuries can be attributed to his relentless style of play and willingness to sacrifice his body to make plays ... had five career interceptions..1998..Despite a hamstring injury that sent him to the sidelines for all but a few plays of the first two games and hampered his play during the first half of the season and an ankle injury that slowed him in the late season, he still managed to finish second in the Pac-10 in tackles for loss with 19 (for minus 75 yards).earned second team Pac-10 honors after being an honorable mention choice the previous two seasons.ended the year as Cal's fourth-leading tackler with 65 stops, including 37 unassisted tackles.also tied for second on the team with two interceptions, including a crucial pick at Oklahoma which stopped a Sooner drive in Cal territory in the second half.also had a career-high 14 tackles in that game, his first significant action of the '98 season.strung together an impressive number of impact games as he was a dominant defensive player in five of the nine games he was in the line-up on a full-time basis...had at least three tackles behind the line of scrimmage in four games: USC, Oregon State, Arizona State and Arizona.made the key fumble recovery in Cal's win at Oregon State when he pounced on a loose ball at the Cal 12-yard-line with 4:52 remaining in the game and the Bears holding a 2-point lead.voted by his teammates as one of four co-captains after the season..1997..earned honorable mention Pac-10 honors and ranked second in the conference with 21 tackles behind the line of scrimmage (minus 62 yards).that total came in just nine games, as he missed the WSU and UCLA games with a shoulder problem.set a Cal school record with six tackles behind the line of scrimmage (minus 17 yards) against Oklahoma.also had four tackles for loss at Arizona..1996..one of the leading freshmen tacklers in the country, finishing with a team-high 103 tackles, including 56 unassisted stops.led or tied for the team lead in tackles in eight of the 10 games he played.missed all of the UCLA game and all but a few plays of the WSU game with an ankle sprain.started his collegiate career with a 13-tackle performance at San Jose State, including two behind the line of scrimmage and an important fumble recovery at the Spartan 9-yard-line to set up a Cal touchdown.had a pair of interceptions against Oregon State, one of which he returned 31 yards for a TD..1995..came to Cal in 1995 and redshirted.

Beck's Career Stats

YearUTATTTLossSacksInt.BR
1996*56471036-121.023
199752106221-624.503
199837286519-755.021
19994482-50.00 0
Totals1498923848-15410.547

* includes stats from bowl game

Jerry DeLoach

Position: DT
Height: 6-4
Weight: 315
Experience: 4V
Hometown: Elk Grove
Last School: Valley HS

A player with a great combination of size and athletic ability who playing time was severely limited his senior season due to a stinger ... had emerged his junior season as one of the top defensive linemen in the Pac-10 ... was ranked by The Sporting News as the No. 5 defensive tackle in college football entering the '99 season ... played in the first two games but a neck/shoulder injury before the Arizona State game plagued him the rest of the season and he played only a handful of plays in the final nine games of the campaign ... invited to play in the All-Star Gridiron Classic in Orlando, Florida in January ... has great leg strength (635-pound squat press which ties for the third-best total in Cal history) and has excellent pass-rushing skills..1998..was a major force on the interior line and clearly earned the respect of coaches around the league who voted him second team All-Pac-10.ended the season with 8 tackles behind the line of scrimmage (including a pair of sacks for minus 26 yards) despite missing all but one play of the final three games of the season.suffered a knee sprain on a low block on the first play of the Arizona State game and was sidelined for the remainder of the season.finished the year with 31 tackles, including 19 unassisted stops.had several dominant games, including 6 tackles (2 for loss) at Washington.had a 14-yard sack of UCLA QB Cade McNown and forced a fumble on the play which Jacob Waasdorp recovered at the Bruin 2-yard-line, setting up a Cal TD and a 7-0 lead.also had a 12-yard sack in the Nebraska game.made a key interception at Oregon State, picking off a deflected pass to stop a Beaver drive in Cal territory in the third quarter with the Bears trailing by two points, returning the ball 11 yards to near midfield..1997..began his sophomore season at end, but made the move to the inside at Washington State...had 22 tackles on the year, including 16 unassisted stops...ranked second among Cal's defensive tackles with five tackles for loss in '97...had a pair of stops behind the line for minus 10 yards against Oklahoma...strained a calf muscle at WSU and had to sit out the next week against UCLA..1996..showed signs of future greatness, moving into the starting lineup in the last half of the 1996 season as a redshirt-freshman...played in all 12 games for the Bears and ended the year with 45 tackles (38 in the regular-season), including four sacks among six tackles behind the line of scrimmage (minus 24 yards)...started five games at tackle (UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon and Navy)...had an important fumble recovery early in the fourth quarter against Nevada, helping stop a Wolf Pack drive and protect an 8-point Cal lead...had an 11-yard sack at Washington State, helping him earn a starting spot the next week vs. UCLA...enjoyed a fruitful starting debut with six tackles (four unassisted) vs. the Bruins, including two stops behind the line of scrimmage (minus seven yards), one being a 4-yard sack of Cade McNown...also had six tackles at Oregon...concluded his freshman season with seven unassisted tackles against Navy in the Aloha Bowl..1995..redshirted his first year at Cal while serving on the scout team.

DeLoach's Career Stats

YearUTATTTLossSacksInt.BR
1996*3015456-244.000
199716 6225-190.500
19981912318-372.010
19994262-92.000
Totals693510421-898.510

* includes stats from bowl game

Pete Destefano 20

Position: SAF
Height: 6-2
Weight: 215
Experience: 3V
Hometown: San Jose
Last School: Archbishop Mitty HS

A fearless safety who wound up his Cal career with 32 starting assignments over a four-year period ... a dedicated athlete who showed steady improvement during his college career...noted for his tough, tenacious style of play ... had a fine senior season as he finished as Cal's leading tackler with 88 stops, including 46 unassisted tackles ... also had six tackles behind the line of scrimmage ... was named by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as a first team All-Pac-10 selection on defense ... earned honorable mention Pac-10 honors as both a junior and senior ... had several big games, including a 16 tackle performance in his final collegiate game at Stanford with 16 tackles, including 4 unassisted stops..also had 14 tackles (12 unassisted) vs. Rutgers..1998..earned honorable mention Pac-10 honors as a junior ... finished as Cal's third leading tackler with 66 stops, including 38 unassisted tackles, despite missing the USC and Washington games with a knee sprain.came on strong at the end of the season, posting 25 tackles over the last three games.had 10 tackles at Arizona State, 9 tackles, including two behind the line of scrimmage, against Arizona and 6 tackles with a forced fumble in the Stanford finale..1997..a 10-game starter during the 1997 campaign...ended the season with 38 tackles (27 unassisted), tying him for fifth-most on the team...posted a career-high eight unassisted tackles vs. Arizona State...also had five-tackle games at Louisiana Tech, vs. Oregon State and at Stanford...opened the season with four tackles at Houston, including a 7-yard sack..1996..started a pair of games in 1996, but was on the field in every contest as a member of Cal's special teams...finished the year with 24 tackles, including 16 unassisted stops...entered the season as the starter at free safety and recorded six tackles (four unassisted) in his college debut at San Jose State...coaches decided, however, that his level of experience would be better served in a reserve role...came back to start the final game of the season against Stanford and had five tackles...recovered a fumble on punt coverage against UCLA ... 1995..redshirted his first season at Cal.

Destefano's Career Stats

YearUTATTTLossSacksInt.BR
1996*168240-00.000
19972711381-71.001
19983828664-90.001
19994642886-190.001
Totals1278921611-351.003

* includes stats from bowl game

Keith Miller 53

Position: ILB
Height: 6-2
Weight: 240
Experience: 2V
Hometown: Rancho Penasquitos
Last School: Palomar JC

A rugged linebacker who earned honorable mention Pac-10 honors as he started the first eight games of the season, before going down with a separated shoulder late in the USC game ... showed his toughness by returning to action in that game, before being ruled out the next week by team physicians ... was the team's leading tackler until the injury ... finished the year with 62 tackles, including 39 stops ... best game may have come against Washington when he recorded a career high 13 tackles, including 9 unassisted stops, two of those tackles were for sacks for minus 4 yards ... also had 3 tackles behind the line of scrimmage among 8 total tackles in the '99 season opener vs. Rutgers ... invited to participate in the Blue-Gray all-star game on Christmas Day ... also started some games in the '97 and '98 ... an aggressive player who is best stuffing the run ... goes about his business in a quiet manner, but there's no mistaking his toughness on the football field...also is one of the hardest workers on the Cal team, spending countless hours in the weight room..1998.. figured to be a strong contender for starting duties at inside linebacker until a spring snowboarding accident left him with a broken left hand...sat out the spring drills and wound up serving in a reserve role when he returned in the fall ... did start a pair of games (Nebraska and Oklahoma) and played much of the Houston opener in relief of Matt Beck, who was battling a hamstring problem...finished the year with nine tackles, including three unassisted stops ... also was a key member of Cal's special teams..1997..earned a starting assignment in his first year in the program, but went down with a serious knee sprain in the second quarter of the Houston opener and was slated to be out four to six weeks...made the decision to use a medical redshirt year, rather than come back late in the season and waste a year...had a pair of assisted tackles in the Houston game before the injury.

Junior College/High School/Personal: Earned honorable mention JC Gridwire All-America honors at Palomar JC in 1996...also was a first team all-state selection (region IV) and a first team Mission League pick...turned down offers from Arizona State, Michigan State and San Diego State to sign with Cal...prepped at Mt. Carmel HS where he was a first team All-CIF and Palomar League selection at linebacker...had 118 tackles (72 unassisted), caused eight fumbles, recovered five fumbles and had three blocked kicks as a senior...lists Jack Lambert, Mike Singletary and Zach Thomas as his favorite football players...has an identical twin brother, Kevin, who played football at San Jose State in 1995 and '96, and then transferred to San Diego State...lists weightlifting and surfing among his hobbies...parents are Greg and Carolyn Miller...born July 9, 1976 in Boston, MA.

Miller's Career Statistics

YearUTATTTLossSacksIntBR
19970220-00.000
19983690-00.000
19993923627-182.500
Totals4231737-182.500

Deltha O'Neal

Position: CB/RET
Height: 5-11
Weight: 190
Experience: 4V
Hometown: Milpitas
Last School: Milpitas HS

Had a spectacular senior season and earned a load of conference and national honors ... earned first team All-America honors at defensive back as named by Associated Press, and the Football Writers and the Football Coaches Associations ... earned the distinction of consensus All-American, based on those first team selections ... was the 1999 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year ... also earned the Pop Warner Award as the Top Senior Player on the West Coast ... was the Mosi Tatupu National Special Teams Player of the Year ... earned first team Sporting News All-America honors as a return specialist and also was a second team pick at cornerback by the same publication ... was a first team CBS Sportsline All-America selection ... also was one of five players to earn unanimous Pac-10 first team honors, as both a defensive back and as a return specialist ... set a new NCAA record by returning four interceptions for touchdowns in a single season ... also tied an NCAA record with five interceptions returned for TDs in a career, an amazing feat considering he only played defense for two seasons after changing from his original tailback position ... tied for the 1999 NCAA lead with 9 interceptions, averaging 0.82 per game, matching Deon Grant of Tennessee and Rodregis Brooks of Alabama-Birmingham ... his 280 interception return yards was more than a 100 yards higher than anybody else in college football in 1999 ... set a new NCAA record for Most total kick returns in a career with 209 (99 kickoff returns, 110 punt returns) ... finished No. 3 nationally in kickoff returns with a 29.2 yards per return average, including a 100-yard return for a TD in his college finale at Stanford ... also had a 100-yard kickoff return in the 1996 Aloha Bowl vs. Navy ... had had three kickoff returns of 50 yards or more in 1999 and had 11 kickoff returns of 40 yards or more in his career ... also had a 58-yard punt return for a TD in his final game at Stanford, the first punt return for a TD in his career ... finished the season ranked No. 39 nationally in punt returns with a 10.2 average ... ended his Cal career with 15 punt returns of more than 20 yards, including seven in 1999 ... named the Pac-10 Player of the Week four different times in '99, twice as the Defensive Player of the Week (Rutgers, USC) and twice for Special Teams (Arizona State, Stanford) ... had a pair of interceptions, one which he returned 75 yards for the go-ahead TD vs Rutgers ... had a 53-yard kickoff return vs. Arizona State and also returned a punt 21 yards to the ASU 27-yard-line in the fourth quarter to set up Cal's winning field goal ... had two interceptions at BYU, one he returned 19 yards for a TD ... returned an interception 67 yards for a TD for Cal's first TD against USC, added a 60-yard punt return to set up a field goal vs. the Trojans. ... was a second team Football News All-America selection in 1999 ... invited to several post-season all-star games, but will play in the East-West Shrine game ... played tailback his first two seasons at Cal (along with his return duties) and averaged 4.9 yards on 138 carries (680 yards) during the '96 and '97 seasons, including a 72-yard TD run as a soph...1998..ranked nationally in punt returns and ko returns, pulled down a pair of interceptions on defense and averaged 10.4 yards on five receptions along with a pair of rushes on offense ... recorded five kickoff returns over 40 yards and seven punt returns over 20 yards in '98...ended the season with 32 tackles (23 unassisted) and three pass deflections ... ranked No. 7 in the nation in kickoff returns with a 28.4 yards per return average...had several big returns, including a 57-yarder at USC and 49-yarders vs. Nebraska and Washington State ... also finished 21st nationally in punt returns with an 11.8 average.that mark ranks as the third-best in school .. returned a punt 57 yards vs. Stanford ... was one of three players in the playing rotation at the cornerback spot, starting the Washington and Oregon State games and playing in all 11 contests.had a pair of interceptions, the first coming against Nebraska and the second coming vs. Washington State...his pick vs. WSU was a critical one, as it not only stopped a potential Cougar scoring drive, but gave Cal a 10-point lead when he returned it 76 yards for a TD.had a 31-yard reception in the opening series vs. UCLA, one of five catches on the year in limited offensive duty ... earned Pac-10 honorable mention honors..1997..finished the year as Cal's fourth-leading rusher with 172 yards on 36 carries (4.8 average, 1 TD)...also ranked fourth on the team in receiving with 18 catches for 223 yards (1 TD)...played cornerback very briefly in the final two games of the year at Arizona and at Stanford...excelled as a kick returner, ranking among the Pac-10 leaders in three special teams categories: fifth in punt return average (10.2 ypr), eighth in kickoff return average (21.5 ypr) and 10th in all-purpose yards (117.9 ypg)...had 289 all-purpose yards in the Louisiana Tech game, including 108 yards rushing (12 carries), 67 yards receiving (four catches), 96 yards on kickoffs (four returns) and 18 yards on punts (1 return)...also had a career-long 66-yard TD run against the Bulldogs on Cal's second offensive play...his 56-yard punt return, the fifth-longest in the Pac-10 in 1998, came in the second quarter at Stanford...averaged 29.5 yards on four kickoff returns, including a 53-yarder, against Oklahoma...his 1,297 all-purpose yards for the year ranks sixth on Cal's single-season list...also had more than 150 all-purpose yards against Oklahoma (185), Washington State (199) and Stanford (191)..1996..coaches expected him to contribute primarily as a return specialist in his first year, but a knee injury to starter Tarik Smith thrust him into the tailback playing rotation sooner than anticipated...started the final two games of the season...proved to be very productive, finishing the regular-season with a 5.2 yard average (80 carries, 418 yards)...led Cal in kickoff returns, ending the season eighth in the Pac-10 with a 21.0 average (22 returns for 461 yards)...average would have gone to 23.1 ypr when including the 100-yard return for a TD against Navy on the opening kickoff of the 1997 Aloha Bowl...also took over Cal's punt return duties in mid-season when Na'il Benjamin was slowed with an ankle injury and finished with five returns for 38 yards, including a 17-yarder...ended the year ranked No. 9 in the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards, averaging 87.4 yards a game...had a 9-yard gain on his first collegiate run in game No. 3 vs. Nevada...played a major role in Cal's win over Oregon State with 11 carries for 54 yards, including a 27-yard run...had a total of 118 all-purpose yards at USC (37 rushing, 11 receiving, 19 punt returns and 51 kickoff returns)...his final kickoff return in the USC game proved to be crucial as he got out of a jam of players at Cal's 15 and broke it outside for a 32-yard return to the Cal 35 with six minutes left in the game and the Bears protecting a touchdown lead...had what was then a career-best 39-yard kickoff return at Washington State...had kickoff returns of 37 and 32 yards to go along with a 13-yard run vs. UCLA...had 95 yards on just 15 carries vs. Arizona, including a 33-yard run...also scored on a 34-yard screen pass against the Wildcats...had a run of more than 10 yards in eight of Cal's last nine games...best game was a career-best 126 yards on just 14 carries at Oregon...had a 31-yard run against Navy in the Aloha Bowl.

Deltha O'Neal's Cal Career Stats

Rushing
YearAtt.Yds.Avg.TDLG
1996*1024964.9133
1997361724.8166
1998284.005
19991-3-3.00-3
Totals1416734.9266
Receiving
YearRec.Yds.Avg.TDLG
1996*6607.3134
19971822312.4131
199855210.4031
Totals2933511.6234
Kickoff Returns
YearRet.Yds.Avg.TDLG
1996*2864723.11100
19973064621.5053
19982262428.4057
19991955529.11100
Totals99247224.972100
Punt Returns
YearRet.Yds.Avg.TDLG
1996*5387.6017
19972525610.2056
19983844711.8057
19994242810.2160
Totals110116910.63168

* includes stats from bowl game

O'Neal's Long Kickoff Returns (40+ yards)Deltha O'Neal's Long Punt Returns (20+ yards)
12/25/96vs. Navy100 yards*11/22/97at Stanford56 yards
9/20/97vs. Oklahoma53 yards9/5/98vs. Houston21 yards
10/4/97at Louisiana Tech45 yards9/26/98vs. Washington St.24 yards
10/25/97at UCLA45 yards9/26/98vs. Washington St.22 yards
9/12/98vs. Nebraska49 yards10/17/98at Washington31 yards
9/26/98vs. Washington St.49 yards10/31/98at Oregon St.27 yards
10/10/98at USC57 yards11/14/98vs. Arizona26 yards
10/24/98vs. UCLA40 yards11/21/98vs. Stanford57 yards
9/4/99vs. Rutgers50 yards9/25/99vs. Arizona St.21 yards
9/25/99vs. Arizona St.53 yards10/2/99at Washington St.35 yards
11/20/99at Stanford100 yards10/9/99at Brigham Young31 yards
*Aloha Bowl record10/16/99at UCLA27 yards
10/30/99vs. USC60 yards
11/13/99vs. Oregon30 yards
11/20/99at Stanford58 yards

Deltha O'Neal's Interception Returns for Touchdowns
(ties NCAA career record, breaks NCAA single-season mark)

DateOpponentLength of PlayQtr.Score after TDFinal Score
9/26/98vs. Washington State76 yards3rd17-7 Cal24-14 Cal
9/4/99vs. Rutgers75 yards2nd 14-7 Cal21-7 Cal
10/9/99at Brigham Young19 yards2nd 21-7 BYU38-28 BYU
10/30/99vs. USC67 yards2nd 7-0 Cal17-7 Cal
11/13/99vs. Oregon100 yards3rd 24-12 Oregon24-19 Oregon

Deltha O'Neal on Cal Career All-Purpose Rushing ListO'Neal on Cal Single-Season Interception List
Player (years)RushRecRet Total1. Deltha O'Neal9 int280 yds31.1 avg 4 Tds
1. Deltha O'Neal (1996 - 99)67333539414949 O'Neal on Cal Career Interception List
2. Russell White (1990-92)336736412124943T5. Deltha O'Neal 1135635.6

Jeremiah Parker 95

Position: DE
Height: 6-5
Weight: 275
Experience: 4V
Hometown: Richmond
Last School: DeAnza HS

A solid, experienced defensive end, Parker could emerge as an NFL prospect with a good effort during his senior year.has played anywhere from 250 pounds as a freshman to as much as 300 pounds early last season, but seems to have found his ideal medium at 275 pounds.has good quickness for a player his size and is at his best in pass-rushing situations.has the inside track for starting duties at the end position opposite Andre Carter, but will miss the first part of the spring with a sprained ankle..1998..saw a good amount of playing time, splitting time with Andre Carter.earned starting assignments vs. Nebraska, USC and Washington.made a big play early in the Oregon State game when he recognized a pass batted into the air and made a sensational diving interception at the Beaver 3-yard-line, setting up Cal's first TD.ended the season with a pair of sacks, including a 6-yarder at USC.had 5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage among his 18 tackles on the season..1997..saw action in 10 of Cal's 11 games in 1997, mostly at the two interior line positions...finished the year with 12 tackles (nine unassisted)...also registered three tackles for loss, including an 11-yard sack versus Oregon State and a nine-yard sack at Washington State...came off the bench to record a pair of tackles in four games (USC, Washington State, Arizona State and Arizona)..1996..came back from an early season ankle sprain to eventually take over as a starter at defensive end for the final four games of the season...saw his first collegiate action vs. Oregon State, before seeing more extensive duties at Washington State where he was in for 14 plays and was credited with three tackles (two unassisted) and a pass deflection...had an impressive game off the bench against UCLA with two tackles for a loss of 10 yards...made his first collegiate start against Arizona and also ended up starting the Arizona State, Oregon and Stanford games...finished the year with 16 tackles, including 11 unassisted stops.

Parker's Career Stats

YearUTATTTLossSacksInt.BR
1996*115163-110.001
199793123-211.000
1998135185-152.011
19991816349-414.500
Totals51298020-887.512

* includes stats from bowl game

John Romero 73

Position: OG
Height: 6-3
Weight: 315
Hometown: Oakland
Last School: St. Mary's HS

Romero is the acknowledged leader of Cal's offensive line from his center position ... has the size, strength and agility to be a dominant force for the Bears.after earning honorable mention Pac-10 honors as a junior last season, should contend for first team accolades this fall.NFL scouts are also eyeing him closely as a potential high round draft choice.played on the defensive line as a redshirt-freshman in 1996, but has been on the offensive side of the ball ever since.can play both guard and center.started all 11 games at center last year.clearly is Cal's strongest player as he benched pressed a team-leading 460 pounds last spring...may rank as Cal's best pass blocker on the line..1998..is the only returning lineman to start all 11 games for Cal last year (along with the departed John Welbourn).was a model of consistency despite much uncertainly in the lineup around him, due to injuries and position changes.was voted by the conference coaches as an honorable mention selection..1997..saw a lot of action throughout the '97 season, including starting assignments against Louisiana Tech, Arizona, Washington and WSU...best game was against Arizona when he graded out at 91 percent in the coaches' film evaluations..1996..started the year on the offensive line, but made the transition to defensive tackle early in the season when the coaching staff thought he could make a quicker contribution on that side of the ball.played sparingly in mop-up duty and the decision was made for him to return to offense after the season..1995..came to Cal and redshirted while working on the scout team as an offensive guard.

Sekou Sanyika 13

Position: OLB
Height: 6-4
Weight: 240
Experience: 4V
Hometown: Hercules
Last School: R.L. Stevenson HS

One of the most prolific defensive players in Cal history ... a big-play performer who uses his intelligence and great size to wreak havoc on opposing offenses ... finished his college career with 63 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, setting a new school record ... earned first team Pac-10 honors for the second consecutive season ... was also a third team All-America selection by Football News ... wound up with 167 career tackles, and 19.5 sacks (tied for the fifth best career total in Cal history...the tackles for loss represent an amazing 38 percent of his total tackles during his career.. controls outside rushing attempts extremely well with his speed and agility...coaches also note his dexterity and his ability to get his hands on a tight end ... was forced to play a couple of positions after teammate Matt Beck went down with an injury as he alternated between his usual OLB position and the ILB slot vacated by Beck ... had several big games as a senior, including the UCLA game when he picked up Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week honors ... finished the UCLA game with four tackles behind the line of scrimmage for minus 20 yards (2 sacks) ... also came up big against Washington with a pair of interceptions, one he returned 34 yards to the Husky 1-yard-line to set up a TD ... ended his senior season with 18 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, which tied for the fifth highest total in the Pac-10..1998..enjoyed a banner junior season, earning second team All-America honors as named by Football News.also was a first team Pac-10 honoree after leading the league in tackles behind the line of scrimmage with 23 for minus 125 yards.put up those numbers despite playing the last third of the season with a sprained ankle.had at least one tackle for loss in the first 10 games, until he played the Stanford finale at far less than full strength.had several impact games throughout the season, including the USC game which earned him Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week honors.had three tackles behind the line of scrimmage against the Trojans, including a safety on a sack of QB Carson Palmer that started Cal's successful comeback from a 31-10 deficit in the third quarter.that was one of three sacks (minus 20 yards) against USC.also recorded a safety against UCLA.had a big impact on the road victory at Oklahoma with three tackles for loss against the Sooners, including a 13-yard sack of quarterback Brandon Daniels while also causing a fumble that was recovered at the Sooner 4-yard-line and set up Cal's lone TD of the game.had four tackles for loss against Nebraska among 11 total tackles and four for loss at Washington, including a pair of sacks (minus 19 yards).opened the season by registering a pair of interceptions against Houston...1997..had a big season as a sophomore, starting all 11 games and registering 38 tackles...ranked second on the team to fellow linebacker Matt Beck with 15 tackles for loss (minus 67 yards)...had an impressive game in Cal's home opener against Oklahoma with four stops, all for loss (minus 23 yards)...also had two stops behind the line (17 yards) the next week against USC...had at least one tackle for loss in every game except the UCLA contest...had a season-high eight tackles (six unassisted) at Arizona, including a 12-yard sack...also had sacks versus USC and Arizona State...received the team's Andy Smith Award at the end of the season for having the most playing time on the squad..1996..made a splash in his collegiate debut when he made five tackles behind the line of scrimmage (minus 29 yards), including three sacks (minus 21 yards), in Cal's 42-37 win over San Diego State...productivity slipped somewhat the remainder of the season, but did finish the year fourth on the Cal team with seven tackles for loss (minus 35 yards)...ended with 17 total tackles (13 unassisted)......his lone start of the season came at inside linebacker against UCLA where he had a pair of assisted tackles...suffered a back and neck sprain late in the UCLA game and sat out the following week's contest against Arizona.....1995..came to Cal in 1995 and redshirted.

Sanyika's Career Stats

YearUTATTTLossSacksInt.BR
1996134177-353.000
199725133815-573.002
199840155523-1257.021
199930275718-806.523
Totals1085916763-29719.546

Mawuko Tugbenyoh 58

Position: DE
Height: 6-1
Weight: 245
Experience: 4V
Hometown: Concord
Last School: De La Salle HS

An aggressive player who had a superior senior season, ending the year with a Pac-10-leading 13 sacks...is a determined player blessed with instinctive rushing skills, great quickness off the ball and the type of intensity that can't be taught ... ended his career with 25.5 sacks, the second best total in Cal history ... his 27 career tackles behind the line of scrimmage is the seventh highest total in the school record books ... his 13 sacks in 1999 tied the Cal single-season record (Ron Rivera had 13 in 1983) ... had several big games, including a four-sack performance against USC and a three-sack performance against Stanford ... was named by Football News and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as a first team Pac-10 selection, while he was an honorable mention choice by the Pac-10 ... clearly has a knack for making big plays as he returned three fumbles for touchdowns in his career ... .originally moved from linebacker to end during the spring of ?97...has only played football six years..1998..missed virtually all of the pre-season while sorting out eligibility isses and did not play in the opener vs. Houston.played sparingly in the Nebraska and Oklahoma games, but playing time increased dramatically once the Pac-10 season began.made a critical play in the win over Washington State as he ripped the ball loose from WSU running back DeJuan Gilmore at the Cougar 10-yard-line and ran in into the endzone for Cal's first touchdown, marking his third fumble recovery for a TD in a nine-game span.had a big hand in Cal's win over USC as he forced a fumble by Frank Strong that Cal recovered at the USC 43-yard-line with 6:42 left in the game, setting up Cal's game-winning TD drive.had a sack of Washington QB Marques Tuiasosopo to cause a fumble, but the ball rolled out of bounds before it could be recovered.picked up a fumble at Oregon State and rambled 12-yards to the Cal 26-yard-line to stop a Beaver drive and give the Bears some breathing room.also had a 12-yard sack in the fourth quarter, forcing a fumble that Cal recovered at the Beaver 18-yard-line.ended the season tied for second in the Pac-10 in fumbles forced (4)..1997..ranked second on the team with five sacks (minus 47 yards) and rated fourth on the squad with nine tackles for loss (minus 58 yards) among 25 total tackles...showed his big-play ability by returning two fumbles for TDs...the first was at Washington State when he sprinted 60 yards for a score...also ran the ball in from 38 yards out early in the third quarter at Arizona to bring the Bears within one point at 14-13...also recorded a safety and had a nine-yard sack in the WSU game...had at least one tackle for loss in nine of 11 games and in each of the final seven contests...best game may have been at UCLA when he had a season-high five tackles, including two sacks for minus 21 yards, recovered a fumble and batted down a pass attempt..1996..saw increasing playing time as the season wore on...had a big game against Stanford with three tackles behind the line of scrimmage (minus 16 yards), including 1.5 sacks (minus 13 yards)...played sparingly in the first five games at inside linebacker, recording just one assisted tackle in that span, but played more extensively at Washington State, registering three unassisted tackles and a fumble recovery in 17 plays from scrimmage...moved to outside linebacker the next week against UCLA and responded with eight tackles, including five unassisted stops...finished the season with 20 tackles, including 15 solos.

Tugbenyoh's Career Stats

YearUTATTTLossSacksInt.BR
1996*155203-161.500
1997196259-585.001
19982193011-646.000
19992082814-10513.000
Totals752810337-24325.501

* includes stats from bowl game

Joshua White 40

Position: FB
Height: 5-11
Weight: 245
Experience: 3V
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Last School: Snow JC

A powerful fullback who ended his career as one of the most devastating blockers in college football ... was a mountain of a back to overcome in the backfield when opponents attempted to blitz ... only carried the ball 17 times, but did end the year with a 5.4 yards per carry average ... highlight of his career was breaking loose on a career-long 62 yard ramble in the fourth quarter against UCLA, taking the ball down to the Bruin 5-yard-line to set up Cal's final points in a 17-0 win ... scored on a 4-yard TD run vs. Arizona State and a 1-yard run vs. Washington ... has a starter for most of the past three seasons ... ... also catches the ball surprisingly well for a player with only one operable eye.1998.. started the season strongly, but went down in the first half of the Oklahoma game with a badly sprained knee ... was on the shelf for a month before returning four games later against UCLA ... finished the year with just 67 yards on 27 carries ... best game came at Oregon State when he registered 20 yards on three carries ... also ended the year with 14 receptions for 93 yards ... had four catches for 37 yards in the season-opener vs. Houston to go along with 16 yards on six carries against the Cougars..1997..was Cal's leading rusher in his first game, carrying the ball nine times for a season-high 48 yards, including a 5-yard TD run, at Houston...carried the ball 10 times for 39 yards at UCLA and 10 times for 41 yards at Arizona...also had two receptions for nine yards versus the Wildcats.

Junior College/ High School/Personal: Was a late addition to Cal's recruiting group in 1997 as he signed with the Bears as a sophomore in late June after earning his A.A. degree in five quarters at Snow JC in Ephraim, UT...had an impressive freshman season while leading Snow JC to a 10-1 record and the Western States Football League title...carried the ball 142 times for 619 yards (4.4 average) and nine TDs in 1996...also caught 33 passes for 352 yards (10.7 average) and an additional TD...was named the Offensive MVP of the 1996 Midwest Bowl in Chicago ... attended a pair of high schools in Honolulu, where he lived for six years, beginning in seventh grade...played at Radford HS, but moved to Ferrington HS for his senior year after the military transferred his stepfather to North Carolina...earned first team all-state honors as a running back...originally was recruited and signed with BYU out of high school, but elected to attend Snow JC and work on his academics....opted for Cal after also considering Arizona State...he and his wife, Ginger, had their first child (daughter Imani) on Sept. 24, 1997...is blind in his left eye from a childhood accident when he was one, but it hasn't affected his athletic career...comes from a military family...spent his first 10 years of his life in Texas and then one year in Washington, before moving to Hawaii...parents now reside in North Carolina...parents are Emmanuel Moten and Sarah D. Moten...born March 8, 1977 in Galveston, TX.

White's Career Statistics

YearAttYdsAvgTDLG
1997511803.5315
199827672.5010
199917925.4262
Totals953393.6562


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