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#21 Stefan McClure
Position: Safety
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Vista, CA
High School: Vista HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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McClure is expected to return to action in 2014 after missing most of the last two seasons due to injury following a standout season as a true freshman in 2011. After missing the entire 2012 campaign following an injury suffered in the final regular-season contest of 2011, McClure started the five games of the 2013 campaign before suffering another season-ending injury. He saw limited action during 2014 spring practices but is expected to be ready for the upcoming campaign and is listed as a starter at one cornerback position. McClure is second among active Cal players with seven pass breakups and tied for second with one interception over his 16 career games and seven starts, while adding 54 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss (-10 yards).


Career Stats
Game Logs: 20142013 | 2011

Cal Career (2011 – Present)
► Has played in 16 games with seven starts over his first three campaigns with the program despite missing the 2012 season and the final seven games of the 2013 campaign due to injury
► Cal’s active career leader with seven pass breakups and tied for second with one interception that he returned eight yards and one fumble recovery, while adding 54 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss (-10 yards) and one reception for 11 yards on a fake punt from Jared Goff as a 2013 sophomore vs. Ohio State
► Registered career highs of nine tackles and one fumble vs. USC and one interception that he returned for eight all-purpose yards vs. Utah as a 2011 true freshman, while his career highs in tackles for loss (1.0) and pass breakups (3) came in his 2013 sophomore season vs. Northwestern and at Oregon
► Has had a career-high-tying three tackle for loss yards twice in 2011 vs. Presbyterian and 2013 vs. Portland State
► A versatile defensive back who could play at either cornerback where he has played and is slated to begin the 2014 season or safety
Junior (2014)
► Listed as a starter at one cornerback spot on the preseason depth chart
► Dabbled at the safety position during spring practices before being moved back to cornerback
► Saw limited action in spring practices and did not play in the spring game due to injury
Sophomore (2013)
► Selected as a team captain for the season by his teammates prior to the beginning of the campaign
► Contributed career highs of 30 tackles, five pass breakups that tied for second on the club and 1.5 tackles for loss (-5 yards) as well as his first career reception for 11 yards on a fake punt from Jared Goff vs. Ohio State while starting the first five games before suffering a season-ending injury against Washington State
► Recorded a season-high eight tackles and a career-high 1.0 tackle for loss (-2 yards) in the season-opener vs. Northwestern, while he had seven stops each vs. Ohio State and at Oregon, as well as six against Portland State when he also had 0.5 tackles for loss (career-high-tying -3 yards) and two vs. Washington State
► Registered a career-high three pass breakups in his last full game of the season at Oregon, while he had two vs. Portland State
► Listed as an “Impact Player” by Sporting News prior to the season
► Returned to practice in the spring after being out of action for over a year with an injury suffered in the final regular-season game of the 2011 campaign at Arizona State
► Had one tackle in the spring game

Sophomore (2012)
► Redshirted
► Did not play during either the regular season or spring due to injury

Freshman (2011)
► Played in 11 games with two starts as he replaced injured starting cornerback Marc Anthony in the opening lineup against USC and Utah
► Recorded 24 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-5 yards), one interception that he returned eight yards, three passes defended, two pass breakups and one fumble recovery
► Posted a career-high-tying nine tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss (-2 yards) and the lone fumble recovery of his career in his first career start vs. USC while primarily covering Robert Woods and holding the consensus first-team All-American to five catches for 36 receiving yards, his second lowest single-game totals of the season in both categories
► Had one interception, three tackles and a pass breakup in his other start vs. Utah
► Posted four tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss (career-high-tying -3 yards) against Presbyterian
► Had two tackles and one pass breakup at Oregon in a game in which he replaced Anthony after the Bears’ starter was injured
► Also had two tackles in each of the final three regular-season games vs. Oregon State, at Stanford and at Arizona State before suffering an injury against the Sun Devils that kept him out until the spring of 2013
► Named the No. 18 defensive back recruit in the nation and the No. 31 overall Pac-12 recruit by Athlon prior to the season, as well as the No. 38 freshman defensive back according to Phil Steele and Cal’s No. 3 recruit by Sporting News
Vista HS (Class of 2011)
► Played in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was on the all-tournament team at the ESPN Rising Stars 7-on-7 event following his 2010 senior campaign
► A Prepstar and SuperPrep All-American as a senior ... a two-time All-State player in California on both offense and defense, earning the honor in both his 2011 junior and 2012 senior campaigns, with additional recognition on the prestigious Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West team in his final prep season
► Led the Avocado League's East Division in both receiving and interceptions as a senior when his club posted a 12-1 overall mark and 3-1 conference record on the way to a San Diego Section title
► The Defensive MVP of his conference and section, as well as the North County Player and Defensive Player of the Year as a senior
► Also an All-County and All-Section selection, and KUSI Silver Pigskin San Diego Player of the Year during his senior season when he recorded 48 tackles, four interceptions that he returned 59 yards and for a touchdown, nine pass breakups and a forced fumble
► Added 58 catches for 1,317 yards receiving and 13 touchdown catches as a senior on offense
► Had 35 receptions on offense, while recording a pair of interceptions on defense and an amazing six blocked punts during his junior season when his squad won the Palomar League title, posted a 10-3 overall mark and advanced to the Division I section title game
► Finished with career prep totals of 111 tackles and five interceptions on defense, and 100 receptions for 2,358 yards and 19 TDs on offense
► Also participated in track and field, winning one section title in the triple jump as a 2009 junior, as well as league crowns in both the long jump and triple jump during his 2008 sophomore and 2009 junior campaigns
► Set a school record in the triple jump (49’ 3”)
► A member of the North County All-Academic team

Recruiting Rankings (Class of 2011)
► Listed among the best cornerbacks in the nation by Scout (No. 4), SuperPrep (No. 6), Rivals (No. 9) and ESPN (No. 24)
► Ranked among the nation's top players overall according to Rivals (No. 118)
► A four-star recruit of Rivals and Scout, while ESPN gave him three stars
► Prepstar had him as the No. 8 player overall in California/Hawaii/Nevada

► Full name is Stefan Arnaz McClure
► Born January 31, 1993
► Parents are Alfred McClure and Zina Harris-McClure, both of whom were student-athletes at UNLV, with his father participating in track and field and his mother playing basketball
► Has worked as a Little League umpire
► Considering a possible career in broadcasting
► Major is sociology
McClure's Career Game Highs
Receptions: 1 (vs. Ohio State, 2013)
Receiving Yards: 11 (vs. Ohio State, 2013)
Long Reception: 11 (vs. Ohio State, 2013)
Tackles: 9 (vs. USC, 2011)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 (vs. Northwestern, 2013)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 3 (twice, last vs. Portland State, 2013)
Fumble Recoveries: 1 (vs. USC, 2011)
Interceptions: 1 (vs. Utah, 2011)
Interception Return Yards: 8 (vs. Utah, 2011)
Long Interception Return: 8 (vs. Utah, 2011)
Pass Breakups: 3 (at Oregon, 2013)
All-Purpose Yards: 8 (vs. Utah, 2011)
Interception Return Yards: 8 (vs. Utah, 2011)
Long Interception Return: 8 (vs. Utah, 2011)
Pass Breakups: 3 (at Oregon, 2013)
All-Purpose Yards: 8 (vs. Utah, 2011)

Last Updated
August 21, 2014

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