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#54 Chris Guarnero
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 270
Year: Senior
Hometown: Westminster, CO
High School: Mullen HS
Experience: 2 Letters


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PRONUNCIATION: (guar-NERR-o)

AFTER CAL: Participated in Cal's Pro Day on March 9, 2011 and the San Francisco 49ers' Local Pro Day on April 20, 2011.

CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Played in 28 games with 27 starts from 2007-10, including a stretch of 17 in a row that spanned all 13 games of his 2009 junior campaign and the first four of his 2010 senior season ... selected honorable mention All-Pac-10 and Pac-10 All-Academic in each of his last two seasons in 2009 and 2010.

2010 (Game-by-Game Stats): An All-Pac-10 honorable mention pick and Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention selection ... earned the team's Ken Cotton Award on offense given to Cal's Most Courageous Player ... one of four game captains for each of the 11 contests he played in and started at center, missing only the UCLA game due to injury ... selected as a third-team midseason All-Pac-10 choice by Phil Steele after earning fourth-team All-Pac-10 honors and recognition as the nation's No. 33 draft-eligible center prior to the season according to Steele.

2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): An All-Pac-10 honorable mention choice and Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention selection, as well as a postseason third-team All-Pac-10 pick of Steele ... started all 13 games at center after replacing first-team All-American Alex Mack as the team's starting center, moving back to the position after spending most of the 2008 campaign at guard ... named the nation's No. 39 draft-eligible center by Steele prior to the campaign.

2008 (Game-By-Game Stats): Started the first three games at left guard (vs. Michigan State, at Washington State, at Maryland) before a toe injury sidelined him for the rest of the season ... registered 2.5 pancake blocks and three knockdowns.

2007 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in one contest off the bench, making his collegiate debut vs. Louisiana Tech ... was listed as Cal's backup center for every contest.

2006: Redshirted ... shared Scout Team Player of the Year honors on offense.

HIGH SCHOOL: The first player from Colorado to sign with the Bears under head coach Jeff Tedford ... considered one of the top players in the state of Colorado (No. 3) as well one of the top guard prospects in the country (No. 19) by Rivals ... also a member of the Rivals250 list for all positions and a four-star recruit by the organization ... a SuperPrep and Prepstar All-American choice ... Scout listed him among America's top-100 linemen ... SuperPrep ranked him the No. 32 offensive lineman in the country, while Rivals had him as high as No. 17 in the final regional rankings ... played on state champion and state runner-up teams in his junior and senior seasons, respectively ... helped lead his team to a combined 24-4 record over his final two campaigns ... earned All-State and All-5A Centennial Conference honors as well as a selection to the All-State game as a senior ... had twice previously earned All-5A Centennial Conference recognition ... academic All-State honorable mention.

PERSONAL: Full name is Chris Noel Tompek-Guarnero ... born December 18, 1987 ... parents are Gary Guarnero and Trudy Tompek-Guarnero ... received his bachelor's degree from Cal in American studies in December of 2010.

LAST UPDATED: August 4, 2011

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