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Justin Cheadle
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Justin Cheadle 1260590
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 295
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
High School: Bakersfield HS
Experience: 3 Letters

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AFTER CAL: Agreed to terms on an undrafted free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on April 30, 2012 ... participated at Cal's 2012 Pro Day.

CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Played in 47 games with 35 starts from 2008-11 ... started 21 consecutive games at right guard spanning all 13 contests of 2009 and the first eight of 2010, before returning to start all 13 games in his senior season at the position ... a two-time winner of the team's Bob Tessier Award for its Most Improved Lineman.

2011 (Game-By-Game Stats): Started all 13 games at right guard ... an honorable mention All-Pac-12 pick of the coaches ... second-team all-conference according to Yahoo! Sportsthat and third-team all-conference by College Sports Madness ... also selected to the Pac-12 Blog's All-Underrated squad ... named to the Pac-10's All-Academic honorable mention squad for the second consecutive season ... earned the team's Bob Tessier Award for its Most Improved Lineman for the second time in his career and its' Senior Lifter of the Year honor.

2010 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in all 12 games and started the first eight contests at right guard ... named to the Pac-10's All-Academic honorable mention squad ... a second-team All-Pac-10 midseason choice of Phil Steele.

2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Started all 13 games at right guard ... recipient of team's Bob Tessier Award as the Most Improved Offensive Lineman.

2008 (Game-By-Game Stats): Appeared in nine games, including his first career start when he filled in for an injured Noris Malele at right guard vs. Oregon ... also saw extensive action at USC.

2007: Redshirted ... did not play.

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated as the top offensive guard in Central California and No. 13 overall at the position in the nation by Scout ... selected to the All-Far West team by SuperPrep ... the No. 42 overall recruit in the state of California according to Rivals ... listed on the Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best in the West team ... Prepstar All-West Region choice ... third-team All-State, two-time first-team All-Area and three-time All-Southeast Yosemite League honoree ... helped his squad to the CIF Central section title his junior year ... also nationally rated as a defensive tackle by Rivals ... earned All-Area and All-SYL distinctions in basketball during his sophomore and junior seasons ... earned numerous academic honors, including the Project BEST Academic Merit Scholar award and the Most Outstanding AVID Student award ... a member of the National Honor Society and ranked in the top five percent of his class.

PERSONAL: Full name is Justin DeWayne Cheadle ... born March 11, 1989 ... parents are DeWayne and Patricia Cheadle ... had one uncle, John Tarver, who played four seasons in the NFL with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles after a collegiate career at Colorado ... two other uncles, Bernard and Roger Tarver, played college football for USC and Washington, respectively ... graduated from Cal in December of 2011 with a bachelor's degree in American studies.

LAST UPDATED: May 16, 2012

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