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CAL CAREER (Updated Career Stats): Changed to his current No. 11 in the spring of 2012 after spending his first two seasons with the program as No. 33.
2012 (Game-by-Game Stats): Listed as one the team's starting inside linebackers on the post-spring depth chart ... led the Blue team with seven tackles, while adding 0.5 tackles for loss and one pass breakup in the spring game.
2011 (Game-by-Game Stats): Did not play after suffering an injury during 2011 spring practice.
2010 (Game-by-Game Stats): Played in one game off the bench in the season opener vs. UC Davis and had one tackle against the Aggies ... named Cal's Freshman Lifter of the Year ... listed by Phil Steele as Cal's No. 4 newcomer prior to the campaign, while Sporting News had him as the Bears' No. 5 newcomer ... ranked as the nation's No. 13 freshman linebacker by Phil Steele, as well as the No. 14 linebacker recruit and No. 40 Pac-10 recruit according to Athlon before the season began.
GOVERNOR THOMAS JOHNSON HS: A four-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals, as well as a Prepstar and SuperPrep All-American during his 2009 senior season ... played in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl and the Maryland Crab Bowl following his senior campaign ... pegged by Rivals as the nation's No. 2 inside linebacker while SuperPrep checked him in at No. 5, and Scout had him at No. 11 among middle linebackers ... the No. 73 overall player in the country according to Sporting News, while checking in at No. 104 on the Rivals250 list ... top-ranked player overall in Maryland and the DC/Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia area by Rivals and SuperPrep, respectively ... earned All-State honors as a senior when he recorded 114 tackles, 15.0 tackles for loss, three interceptions and three forced fumbles, while adding 1,519 yards and 16 TDs rushing on the offensive side of the ball ... posted 96 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks and two interceptions on defense as a 2008 junior when he was named second-team All-State, Frederick News-Post Area Defensive Player of the Year, the Gazette League Co-Defensive Player of the Year, first-team All-Monocacy Valley Athletic League, Washington Post All-Metro honorable mention, and his team's Defensive Player of the Year, while picking up 1,176 rushing yards and 15 TDs on the ground to add first-team all-league honors on offense ... was selected to the preseason top 50 of the Washington Post prior to his junior campaign ... had 1,052 yards rushing and 10 TDs on 115 carries, as well as 121 tackles, 15.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a 2007 sophomore when he earned his team's Defensive Player of the Year, All-County and second-team all-conference honors as a linebacker, and added honorable mention all-league recognition for his performance as a running back ... led his squad to the 4A Regional semifinals and was also a team captain in each of his final three prep seasons ... also participated in basketball and track and field, leading his club to the Maryland 4A state title in 2009 in the latter ...a Maryland 4A discus champ during both his sophomore and senior seasons, while adding an AAU national discus title and a shot put runner-up performance ... had best marks of 167' in the discus and 53' in the shot put ... "sideline to sideline one of the most athletic looking linebackers in the country," according to Scout.
PERSONAL: Full name is Nickolas Forbes ... born January 15, 1992 ... mother is Carol Forbes ... served as one of the hosts for the second annual Oskis, an event planned by the Student-Athlete Advisory Council ... an executive member of Bear SAAC ... major is political economy.
FORBES' CAREER GAME HIGHS
Tackles: 1 (vs. UC Davis, 2010)
LAST UPDATED: July 25, 2012