2007: A stalwart on the offensive line who earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors ... started all 13 games at left guard ... earned the team's Bob Tessier Award as its Most Improved Offensive Lineman ... part of a unit that allowed a league-low 11 sacks ... Cal's offense garnered over 2,000 yards on the ground, including 1,500-yard rusher Justin Forsett.
2006: Played in 10 games, including starts at right guard against Washington State, Washington and UCLA ... recorded 14.5 knockdown blocks and 8.5 pancakes ... had season-bests of 4.5 knockdowns and 2.5 pancakes in the Washington State outing.
2005: Saw spot duty during the course of the season ... earned his biggest chunk of playing time against Stanford ... credited with 1.5 pancake blocks and a knockdown block against the Cardinal ... also saw action against Illinois and Washington State.
2004: Did not see varsity action.
2003: Redshirted after suffering an injury and missing spring drills.
High School: Earned first team all-league, All-CIF and all-county honors as a senior ... helped his team to the CIF semifinals ... played in the 2002 Shrine All-Star Game ... also played basketball and volleyball and was on the track and field team ... a member of the Superintendent's Honor Roll.
Personal: Lists surfing among his off-field activities ... parents are Bob and Carrie De La Puente ... both parents played volleyball in college, father at Cal State Northridge and mother at UCLA ... born May 13, 1985, in Los Angeles ... legal studies major.