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Kendrick Payne
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Kendrick Payne 1260553
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 283
Year: Senior
Hometown: Houston, TX
High School: Klein Forest HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Video: 2010 Spring Interview | Career Photo Gallery

Features: Game Program Feature 2012

CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Has played in 37 games with eight starts, recording 36 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss (-24 yards), 3.0 sacks (-17 yards), one pass breakup and one fumble recovery.

2012 (Game-By-Game Stats): A candidate for the Outland Trophy given to the nation's top interior lineman ... listed as the starting nose guard on the post-spring

2011 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in all 13 games for the first time in his career and started a career-high four contests ... registered a career-high 16 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss (career-high -15 yards) and a career-high 2.0 sacks (-12 yards) ... had a career-high four tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss on the third sack of his career vs. Washington State for a career-high-tying six yards ... his other sack came vs. Fresno State in the season opener, also for a career-high-tying six yards, while his other tackle for loss (-3 yards) was at Colorado in a game in which he recorded three tackles ... had two stops at Washington and one each vs. Fresno State, at Oregon, vs. Utah and at UCLA.

2010 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in 10 games and started the first two contests of the season vs. UC Davis and Colorado, before appearing in eight of the final 10 contests off the bench ... tallied seven tackles, including a season-high-tying two against both Colorado and Washington ... picked up single tackles in road games at Nevada, Arizona and Oregon State.

2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in 12 games, including the first two starts of his career in the team's final two contests ... recorded 13 tackles, a career-high 4.0 tackles for loss (-9 yards) and 1.0 sack (-5 yards), as well as his lone career fumble recovery and pass breakup ... had his biggest game of the season in the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Utah, collecting a season-best three tackles, a career-best 2.0 tackles for loss (career-high-tying -6 yards) and his first career sack for a five-yard loss ... had two tackles on four other occasions vs. Eastern Washington, vs. Washington State (0.5 TFL, -1 yard), at Arizona State (1.0 TFL, -1 yard) and at Stanford (0.5 TFL, -1 yard) ... fumble recovery came at Minnesota when he recovered a ball that had been knocked loose by teammate Mychal Kendricks to stop a third-quarter Minnesota drive at the Cal 19-yardline, preserving a 21-14 lead for the Golden Bears ... recorded his first career pass breakup in the season opener vs. Maryland.

2008 (Game-By-Game Stats): Granted a medical redshirt ... played in the first two games of the season off the bench ... enrolled in January and took part in Cal's spring workouts.

KLEIN FOREST HS: After missing much of his junior campaign with a hip pointer, returned in his senior season to post 44 tackles, 13.0 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks and four quarterback hurries to earn Co-Defensive District MVP honors ... registered a game-winning sack against rival Aldine High School ... helped team to a 9-2 record before a loss in the second round of the state playoffs ... graduated from high school in three and a half years.

PERSONAL: Full name is Kendrick Bernard Payne ... born June 14, 1990 ... parents are Kenneth Payne and Angela Williams ... uncle, Harvey Williams, played college football at LSU and for eight seasons in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs, and both the Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders ... from the same high school as Cal football classmate Josh Hill ... major is social welfare.

Tackles: 4 (vs. Washington State, 2011)
Tackles For Loss: 2.0 (Poinsettia Bowl vs. Utah, 2009)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 6 (three times, last vs. Washington State, 2011)
Sacks: 1.0 (three times, last vs. Washington State, 2011)
Sack Yards: 6 (twice, last vs. Washington State, 2011)
Fumble Recoveries: 1 (at Minnesota, 2009)
Pass Breakups: 1 (vs. Maryland, 2009)

LAST UPDATED: July 26, 2012

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