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#15 Bryant Nnabuife
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 191
Year: Senior
Hometown: Houston, TX
High School: Elkins HS
Experience: 2 Letters


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PRONUNCIATION: (nuh-BOO-fee)

AFTER CAL: Participated in Cal's Pro Day on March 9, 2011 and the San Francisco 49ers' Local Pro Day on April 20, 2011 ... had impressive performances at Cal's Pro Day, with the best mark in both the vertical jump (40 inches) and 20-yard shuttle (4.06).

CAL CAREER: Played in 29 games with five starts as a member of Cal's program from 2008-10, contributing career totals of 59 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss (-17 yards), one interception that he returned 13 yards and three pass breakups ... also scored a pair of touchdowns off punts blocked by teammates that he returned a combined 35 yards for scores.

2010 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in nine games with one start ... contributed 24 tackles, a career-high 3.0 tackles for loss (-12 yards), the first interception of his career that he returned 13 yards and one pass breakup ... had a season-high six tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) in his only start of the campaign vs. Stanford, before missing the season finale against Washington due to injury ... had four tackles on a pair of occasions at Arizona and vs. UCLA, also picking up a career-high 2.0 tackles for loss (-11 yards) against the Wildcats and a pass breakup against the Bruins ... added two tackles on four other occasions - vs. Colorado, at Nevada, at USC and at Washington State ... picked up his first career interception and returned it 13 yards vs. Colorado ... had 0.5 tackles for loss at Nevada.

2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in 10 games, starting the team's last four contests at a cornerback position opposite four-year starter Syd'Quan Thompson ... recorded a career-high 30 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss (-5 yards) and one pass breakup ... all of his stats other than two tackles came over the team's final five contests ... equaled a career-best seven tackles both in his first career start vs. Arizona and in the regular-season finale at Washington when he also had a season-high 1.5 tackles for loss (-3 yards) ... recorded five tackles both vs. Oregon State and in the Poinsettia Bowl against Utah when he also picked up 0.5 tackles for loss (-2 yards) ... added four tackles and his pass breakup at Stanford and two tackles at UCLA.

2008 (Game-By-Game Stats): Saw most of his action as a member of Cal's special teams and a backup defensive back, playing in 10 games all off the bench and recording five tackles and a pass breakup ... the only player in the Pac-10 to return two blocked punts for touchdowns, both coming after teammates blocked punts ... picked up a punt that Brett Johnson blocked and ran it back five yards for a score against Michigan State for the Bears' first points of the campaign in the first quarter of the season opener ... second touchdown came in the fourth game of the campaign when he picked up a punt blocked by Mychal Kendricks and brought it back 30 yards into the end zone to give the Bears an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter vs. Colorado State ... had a season-high three tackles in the regular season finale vs. Washington ... recorded two tackles and a pass breakup at Washington State.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played one season at Blinn College, recording 38 tackles, 1.0 sack and two interceptions as a freshman in 2007.

HIGH SCHOOL: Tallied 45 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles as a junior before playing wide receiver as a senior.

PERSONAL: Full name is Bryant Nnabuife ... born December 29, 1988 ... father is Emmanuel Nnabuife ... the younger brother of Alvin Nnabuife, who played collegiately at SMU and had brief NFL stints with the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers in 2006, and the Cologne Centurions of NFL Europe in 2007 ... an American studies major during his time at Cal.

NNABUIFE'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
Tackles: 7 (twice, last at Washington, 2009)
Tackles For Loss: 2.0 (at Arizona, 2010)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 11 (at Arizona, 2010)
Interceptions: 1 (vs. Colorado, 2010)
Interception Return Yards: 13 (vs. Colorado, 2010)
Long Interception Return: 13 (vs. Colorado, 2010)
Pass Breakups: 1 (three times, last vs. UCLA, 2010)
Punt Return Yards: 30 (vs. Colorado State, 2008)
Long Punt Return: 25TD (vs. Colorado State, 2008)
Punt Return TDs: 1 (twice, last vs. Colorado State, 2008)
All Purpose Yards: 13 (vs. Colorado, 2010)
Points: 6 (twice, last vs. Colorado State, 2008)

LAST UPDATED: August 4, 2011

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