Joe Maningo
Joe Maningo

Player Profile

Los Altos Hills, CA

Last College:
Foothill College

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 230




Overcame a significant right knee injury to start the Golden Bears' final seven games at middle linebacker last fall . created havoc with his impressive blitzing and sideline-to-sideline abilities ... enrolled at Cal early in spring 2003 after a brilliant JC career at nearby Foothill College ... an instinctive athlete who can disrupt opposing offenses almost single-handedly . missed some of spring practice this year due to a nagging toe injury . if 100 percent healthy in 2004, he could emerge as one of the Pac-10's premier linebackers . 2003 . provided a high-energy, swarming presence for Cal's young defense, ringing up 31 tackles, 2.5 tackles for losses of 17 yards and 1.5 sacks in 10 games this season . tied for the club lead with two interceptions, including a first-quarter pick of Kris Heavner pass against Arizona that he returned 51 yards to set up the game's first score . bagged three tackles against Virginia Tech in the 2003 Insight Bowl.

Junior College/High School/Personal:
Earned second team JC All-American honors in 2002 by JC Gridwire after shredding opponents for 127 tackles (including 33 for losses), 15 sacks, 24 QB hurries, four fumbles caused, two fumble recoveries and three passes defensed for Foothill ... PrepStar placed him in its Top 125 national JuCo listing ... named to the California Community College Football Coaches Association/JC Athletic Bureau's 2002 All-California football team as a linebacker ... earned NorCal Conference Defensive MVP honors, as well as All-NorCal first team accolades ... stockpiled 31 sacks during his two-year JC tenure ... a two-time All-NorCal first team pick, also receiving notice his first year at Foothill when he notched 101 tackles (28 for losses), 16 sacks, 23 QB hurries, four fumbles caused, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed ... played in the Silicon Valley Youth Classic after his senior year at Overfelt HS ... born Jan. 9, 1982 . undeclared major.


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