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  Adimchinobe Echemandu
Adimchinobe Echemandu

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hawthorne, CA

High School:
Hawthorne

Weight:
225

Position:
TB

Birthdate:
11/21/1980

Experience:
2V

Returned from a severe knee injury to claim the No. 1 tailback spot after spring drills ... underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL and lateral meniscus in the spring of '01 ... was a bitter pill for him to swallow, considering he had missed the entire 2001 season due academic ineligibility, and more significantly, had apparently worked his way into a possible starting tailback job with an impressive spring showing ... has gained more than 25 pounds since arriving at Cal without any loss in speed ... a slasher with strong legs who can break tackles ... also an adept kick returner who ranked third in the Pac-10 as sophomore in 2000 with an average of 23.5 ypr ... sprinted on the Cal track team as a freshman in 2000, with bests of 10.93 in the 100 meters and 21.97 in the 200 ... went by name of Joe Echema his first three years at Cal ... 2002 ... did not play ... 2001 ... redshirted due to academic ineligibility ... 2000 ... finished the season third on the team in rushing with 215 yards on 58 carries ... led the Bears at Fresno State with 72 yards on 14 rushes ... had a career-long 18-yard carry at Fresno State ... also had 72 yards (career-high 18 carries) the next week vs. Washington State ... began returning kicks for the Bears against Washington State, finishing that game with 3 returns for 90 yards, including a 53-yarder ... also had a 39-yard KO return at Washington and a 47-yarder vs. Stanford ... 1999 ... saw a significant amount of action as a true freshman ... played tailback early in the season and then moved to wide receiver to fill a hole caused by injuries ... moved to WR prior to the Washington State game ... caught a 27-yard TD pass at UCLA for Cal's first score and ended that game as the team's leading receiver with 4 catches for 44 yards ... had a 13-yard run vs. Washington, finishing the day with 3 carries for 17 yards.

High School/Personal: Ran for 1,525 yards on 165 carries for a 9.2 yards average and 27 TDs at Hawthorne HS ... also returned a pair of kickoffs for TDs ... his conference's Back of the Year in 1998 ... also a standout defensive player who had 42 tackles and an interception as a senior ... a member of the SuperPrep All-Far West team as the No. 60 overall prospect ... a member of the PrepStar All-America team as the No. 10 running back prospect in the West ... in track, had a best of 21.57 in the 200 meters and 48.65 in the 400 as a junior ... ran for 608 yards and 6 TDs as a junior ... cousin of former Cal teammate Nnamdi Asomugha ... received his bachelor's degree in sociology last May and is pursuing his master's degree in Cal's School of Education ... parents are Joe (teacher) and Charity Echema ... born Nov. 21, 1980 in Lagos, Nigeria.

ECHEMANDU'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year	Att	Yds	Avg	TD	Long
1999	10	24	2.4	0	13
2000	58	215	3.7	3	18
Totals	68	239	3.5	3	18

Year Rec Yds Avg TD Long 1999 4 44 11.0 1 27 2000 7 35 5.0 1 16 Totals 11 79 7.2 2 27

Year KR Yds Avg TD Long 1999 0 0 0.0 0 0 2000 22 516 23.5 0 53 Totals 22 516 23.5 0 53


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