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#71 Alejandro Crosthwaite
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 290
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rosarito Beach, Mexico
High School: Cathedral Catholic HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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Crosthwaite is listed as the starter at right guard on the preseason depth chart prior to his final campaign at Cal in 2014 after starting each of the team’s final nine games at the position and playing in 11 contests as a 2013 junior when he also earned honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic recognition. Crosthwaite is one of eight returning offensive linemen in 2014 with starting collegiate experience.

Career Stats
Game Logs: 2013 | 2012

Cal Career (2010 – Present)
► Has played in 15 games with nine starts over the last two seasons of his first four campaigns with the program, making his first nine career starts at right guard as a 2013 junior among his 11 contests played after playing in the first three games of his career off the bench as a 2012 sophomore
► Honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic as a 2013 junior
► Changed to his current uniform No. 71 beginning with his redshirt freshman season in 2011 after wearing No. 78 in his first campaign with the Cal program in 2010
 
Senior (2014)
► Listed as the starting right guard on the preseason depth chart
 
Junior (2013)
► Played in a total of 11 contests and started the team’s final nine games of the season at right guard after opening-game starter Matt Cochran suffered a season-ending injury in the third game of the campaign vs. Ohio State
► Honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic
 
Sophomore (2012)
► Played in the first four games of his career off the bench at home vs. Southern Utah, UCLA and Oregon, and at Oregon State

Freshman (2011)
► Did not play

Freshman (2010)
► Redshirted
► Did not play
► Named by Phil Steele prior to the season as the nation’s No. 30 offensive lineman as well as Cal’s No. 7 newcomer

Cathedral Catholic HS (Class of 2010)
► Invited to play in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl, the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl and the Aloha Prep Bowl following his 2009 senior season … at No. 99 on the Prepstar Dream Team
► Helped lead his team to a Division II state title with a 15-0 mark as a 2008 junior
► Prep squad captured San Diego Section and Eastern League titles in each of his last three seasons as a sophomore, junior and senior from 2007-09 while winning 34 of its final 35 games with Crosthwaite on the roster
► A first-team Medium Schools All-American, third-team All-American and Division II All-State choice by MaxPreps as a senior, while adding his school’s Lineman of the Year selection
► Also named first-team All-State for his class by MaxPreps as a junior
► Earned All-San Diego Section, All-City, All-Eastern League and All-Area recognition in each of his final two prep campaigns
► Also played basketball and participated in track and field during his freshman season, averaging 16.0 points per game and winning his team’s Best Rebounder Award on the hardwood as his squad reached the playoffs

Recruiting Rankings (Class of 2010)
► A four-star recruit by ESPN, Scout, Tom Lemming and Rivals
► Selected as the No. 6 offensive tackle and No. 85 overall player in the nation according to Max Emfinger
► Checked in as the nation’s No. 11 offensive guard by ESPN, as well as the No. 19 and No. 20 offensive tackle according to Tom Lemming and Scout, respectively
► On the Rivals250 list of the nation’s top overall players at No. 209, while Scout had him at No. 221 overall nationally
► Ranked No. 26 among the country’s top offensive linemen and the No. 30 overall player in California according to Rivals
► A member of the SuperPrep All-America 290 squad as the No. 38 offensive lineman in the country
► No. 19 on Tom Lemming’s list of the nation’s top offensive tackles, while he checked in at No. 20 on Scout’s ledger
► ranked as the No. 34 player overall in California/Nevada/Hawaii by SuperPrep
 
Other
► Full name is Alejandro Crosthwaite
► Born October 25, 1991
► Parents are Alejandro and Mildred Crosthwaite
► Only Cal player to have spent significant time living outside the United States, having lived in Mexico as a youth where he focused on playing soccer until moving to the United States in the fifth grade and picking up American football
► Major is American studies and minor is Native American studies

Last Updated
August 8, 2014

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