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#36 Benjamin Calder
Position: Place Kicker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 215
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Houston, TX
High School: Lamar HS/Westbury Christian HS
Experience: SQ

2013: Left the team during the season ... missed a deciding 44-yard field goal attempt on the final play of the spring game that gave the defense its final three points in a 28-24 win over the offense in a contest that was scored using a modified system that awarded points to the defense for certain plays.

2012: Did not play … made both of his extra point attempts while missing a 50-yard field goal try in the spring game.

2011: Redshirted … did not play.

LAMAR HS/WESTBURY CHRISTIAN HS: A two-time District Special Teams MVP in his final two seasons as a junior and senior in 2009 and 2010 at Lamar High School as a kicker, while also playing wide receiver and cornerback … led his squad in scoring with 67 points during his senior season on six field goals and 49 extra point conversions while adding 39 touchbacks on kickoffs as his team posted a 9-2 overall mark and won the 5A Region III District 20 Conference with a 7-0 record … contributed 43 points on a field goal, a two-point conversion and 38 extra points as a junior when he also had 24 touchbacks on kickoffs … spent his first two seasons at Westbury Christian High School where his head coach was former NBA standout and 1993 Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward … also played two seasons of both baseball and soccer.

OTHER: Full name is Benjamin Grant Calder … born March 22, 1993 … parents are Keith and Cindy Calder … a prep teammate of Cal sophomore running back Darren Ervin at Lamar High School … intended major is political economy.

LAST UPDATED: July 11, 2013

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