His promising career has hit several detours at Cal due to health problems the past two seasons . blessed with excellent speed, giving the Bears a pass-rushing specialist at a linebacker spot ... given clean bill of health this spring and played well in off-season workouts . signed with Cal early in summer of 2002 after playing one season at Modesto JC ... redshirted in his first year (2002) at Berkeley ... impressed Bears' coaching staff in preseason workouts with his explosive play in '02 before a foot injury sidelined him for the entire season ... injuries continued to plague him, as he left school last fall to rehabilitate a back problem . re-enrolled at Cal for the 2004 spring semester.
Junior College/High School/Personal:
Earned first team all-conference his one season at Modesto JC ... recorded 58 tackles, including 13 sacks ... originally graduated from Thomas Downey HS, where he was a three-year starter for the Knights ... earned first team all-conference in his junior year ... also ran track, earning a trip to sections his sophomore and junior years in three events ... earned academic all-conference three times ... full name is William Ryan Estes ... spends a lot of time at the church where his father, Wade Estes, is the pastor; mother is Sharon ... born Jan. 10, 1983 in Modesto, CA . social welfare major.