|High School:||Merced HS|
CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Played in 20 games all off the bench primarily as a backup tight end and on special teams during his three seasons with the program from 2008-10 ... posted career totals of five catches for 63 yards and one kick return for 21 yards.
2010 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in all seven games off the bench, seeing action in the season opener vs. UC Davis and then after missing the next four contests in six straight games before suffering a season-ending injury in the second to last game of the campaign vs. Stanford ... recorded two catches for 18 yards (both against Stanford before suffering the injury) and the first kick return of his collegiate career that he brought back 21 yards against Arizona State.
2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in all 13 games off the bench primarily as a backup tight end and on special teams, contributing three catches for 45 yards ... made his first collegiate catch for 17 yards vs. Eastern Washington ... also had one reception for seven yards at Oregon, before picking up a career-long 21-yard grab vs. Oregon State.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-star prospect according to Rivals and its No. 41 wide receiver recruit in the country, as well as its No. 37 overall prospect in California ... earned a three-star rating from Scout and was listed as its No. 68 overall prospect in California ... selected to the All-Far West team by SuperPrep ... Cal-Hi Sports first-team All-State selection ... posted 42 receptions for 934 yards and 14 touchdowns his senior season, and also compiled 121 yards and a score on the ground, leading his team with 96 points and racking up 1,231 all-purpose yards as his squad posted an 11-1 mark ... finished his 2006 junior season with 862 receiving yards and eight touchdowns to earn All-District and All-Area honors.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jarrett Michael Sparks ... born May 13, 1990 ... parents are John Sparks and Rosalind Denson ... major was undeclared during his time at Cal who was considering African American studies.
SPARKS' CAREER GAME HIGHS
Receptions: 2 (vs. Stanford, 2010)
Receiving Yards: 21 (vs. Oregon State, 2009)
Long Reception: 21 (vs. Oregon State, 2009)
Kick Returns: 1 (vs. Arizona State, 2010)
Kick Return Yards: 1 (vs. Arizona State, 2010)
Long Kick Return: 21 (vs. Arizona State, 2010)
All Purpose Yards: 21 (twice, last vs. Arizona State, 2010)
LAST UPDATED: August 4, 2011