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#19 Maximo Espitia
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220
Year: Junior
Hometown: Salem, OR
High School: South Salem HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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CAL CAREER (Updated Career Stats): Came into Cal as a fullback before moving to tight end early in his true freshman season in 2012 and is currently listed as a wide receiver after working out there during 2013 spring practices.

2013: Had three receptions for 34 yards in the spring game, including a 19-yard touchdown catch from Zach Kline … listed as the starter at the ‘H’ wide receiver position on the preseason depth chart. 

2012 (Game-by-Game Stats): Played eight games primarily as a reserve tight end and on special teams with one start at Arizona State after beginning his Cal career as a fullback.

SOUTH SALEM HS: An All-Region player as a senior in 2011 according to both Prepstar and SuperPrep, playing both fullback and quarterback … rushed 128 times for 859 yards and 14 TDs in his senior campaign, while also completing 84-of-178 passes for 1,182 yards and 12 TDs, and making 11 receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown … also had 1.0 sack and two fumble recoveries on defense, blocked one kick, and posted a 33.8 yard average as the team’s punter … rushed 132 times for 1,132 yards and 13 TDs as a 2010 junior, while completing 62-of-121 passes for 816 yards with eight TDs and making four receptions for 97 yards … had 39 receptions for 850 yards and 13 TDs on offense while posting 13.0 sacks on defense as a 2009 sophomore when his squad was 8-3 overall and 5-0 in the 6A Central Valley Football League to win a conference crown … a three-star recruit according to Rivals and Scouts, while ESPN and 247Sports gave him two each … the nation’s No. 7 fullback according to Scout, while 247Sports listed him at No. 8 … SuperPrep had him as the No. 5 overall recruit in Oregon, while Rivals listed him at No. 7 and 247Sports at No. 8.

OTHER: Full name is Maximo Espitia Cesar Jr. … born December 17, 1993 … parents are Jason and Carrie Harper … intended major is sociology.

LAST UPDATED: July 11, 2013

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