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  Kyle Boller
Kyle Boller

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Newhall, CA

High School:
Hart

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225

Position:
QB

Birthdate:
06/17/1981

Experience:
3V

Since arriving at Cal in 1999 as one of nation's top quarterback recruits, Boller has drawn 28 starting assignments in three years and climbed up school's all-time passing charts despite battling some inconsistencies during his career ... will be playing for his third offensive coordinator this year in George Cortez, previously taking his cues from Steve Hagen (1999-2000) and Al Borges (2001) ... should benefit from the coaching of both Cortez (Jeff Garcia) and head coach Jeff Tedford (Trent Dilfer, Akili Smith and Joey Harrington), as both have developed all-star caliber passers during their careers ... has significantly raised his completion percentage each season at Cal ... "I'm pleased with his progress," said head coach Jeff Tedford. "When he has a fall camp under his belt, he's going to be something special." ... offensive coordinator George Cortez concurs: "Kyle has a very live arm. He's also a very intense learner and he's driven to be successful. He did everything we asked him to do this spring." ... 2001 ... despite missing two games with a back injury, joined the school's elite 5,000-yard passing club last year ... threaded 133 of 271 pass attempts (49.1%) for 1,741 yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions ... zooming past such Cal legends as Steve Bartkowski and Craig Morton, he finished season in seventh place on the Bears' career passing list with 5,147 yards ... passed for 200 yards or more in three of his eight starts ... paramount performance came against nationally-ranked Washington, as he completed 21 of 36 passes for 265 yards with four TDs and no interceptions in a heart-breaking 31-28 loss at Memorial Stadium ... also connected on 19 of 33 attempts for 242 yards and one TD vs. BYU in Week 2 ... finished the season with a flourish, producing 278 yards (19-for-46) in a last-minute 35-28 defeat at Stanford in the Big Game Nov. 17 and adding 193 yards (15-for-26) in a 20-10 win at Rutgers Nov. 23 ... named honorable mention 2001 Pac-10 All-Academic ... at 2001 Cal football awards banquet, was bestowed both the Ken Cotton Award (most courageous) and Frank Schlessinger Coaches Award (athletic, academic excellence and community service) ... 2000 ... started all 11 games for Cal ... ranked sixth in the Pac-10 in passing yards with 192.8 ypg ... got the year off to a strong start by completing a 45-yard pass to Phillip Pipersburg on Cal's first play from scrimmage against Utah ... finished the day 18-for-28 for 209 yards and a touchdown, a 12-yard toss to James Smith ... had a career-long 24-yard scramble on Cal's first TD drive at Illinois ... threw for 252 yards and three touchdowns in a triple OT win over UCLA ... also had a pair of 22-yard runs vs. the Bruins, one that eventually led to a touchdown and another to convert a third-and-long situation ... had a solid outing at USC, completing 7-of-12 passes for 131 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions ... was just 17-for-42 vs. Oregon State, but threw for a career-high 349 yards and three TDs ... one of his passes was an 81-yard TD toss to Derek Swafford ... in all, had at least 195 yards passing in 7 different games ... 1999 ... got a huge dose of experience as a true freshman ... moved into the starting lineup in the Pac-10 opener vs. Arizona State and stayed there for eight games before separating a shoulder vs. Oregon Nov. 13 ... first collegiate action came with 8:56 left in the first half in the season-opener vs. Rutgers ... fumbled the ball on his first snap but recovered and then completed five straight passes ... hit Ronnie Davenport for a 26-yard slant pattern on his first pass attempt ... finished his debut 8-of-15 passing, including a 17-yard TD pass ... made his college starting debut vs. ASU, leading the Bears to a 24-23 victory ... completed his first five passes vs. the Sun Devils en route to a 17-of-32 performance for 213 yards and 2 TDs ... had a season-long 55-yard TD pass to LaShaun Ward at BYU ... had a 27-yard TD pass to Joseph Echema (now Adimchinobe Echemaandu) to give Cal's its first score in a win at UCLA ... hit a 31-yard pass to Sean Currin vs. Washington and also had an 11-yard TD pass in that game ... hit an 83-yard pass to Drae Harris, the fourth longest pass play in Cal history, in first quarter at Oregon State ... named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer ... suffered a badly separated shoulder in the first half of the Oregon game and had surgery two days later, but returned in time to participate in spring drills.

High School/Personal: One of the Cal's most decorated recruits in the last two decades ... earned California state Player of the Year honors after an incredible 1998 season ... led Hart HS to the Southern Section Division IV title with a 13-1 record ... passed for an all-time state best of 4,838 yards and threw for 59 touchdowns, the second-best mark in California history ... only had 3 interceptions all year for a remarkable TD-to-interception ratio ... ended the season completing 290-of-454 passes (63.9%) ... threw for 475 yards (29-36) and 7 TDs against Burbank HS and 423 yards (28-39) against Burroughs HS ... considered the best prospect to emerge from the San Fernando Valley since John Elway came out of Granada Hills HS in the late '70s ... rated the No. 1 quarterback prospect in the nation by PrepStar and was that publication's national Offensive Co-Player of the Year ... also rated No. 1 nationally by Max Emfinger's Recruiting Service, No. 2 by SuperPrep and No. 3 by Student Sports ... the SuperPrep Far West Offensive Player of the Year, ranking as the region's No. 1 overall prospect in the West ... earned Parade All-America honors ... threw a last-second TD pass to win the California-Texas all-star game in July of '99 ... a member of the Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West team with 8 votes ... prep followers still marvel about the pass he threw against Canyon HS which went 73 yards in the air for a completion ... comes from same Hart HS program that produced former Cal All-America QB Joe Kapp ... did not start as a junior as he played behind David Neill, who went on to play at Nevada ... started at safety as a junior ... played defense the last few games of the '98 season, registering a crucial interception in the final minute of the section championship game to preserve a 17-14 victory over St. Paul HS ... grew nine inches from age 16 to 19 to his present height of 6-4 ... American studies major ... father, Bob, is a former nationally ranked high jumper who cleared the 7-0 barrier ... mother is Karen ... sister, Candace, was a starter on the Loyola Marymount volleyball team ... lists golf and skiing among his hobbies and John Elway as his favorite pro athlete ... honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic in 2000 ... born June 17, 1981 in Burbank, CA.

Boller's Career Statistics
Year Att Comp Int Pct Yds TD Long Rtg 1999 259 100 15 38.6 1303 9 83 80.75 2000 349 163 13 46.7 2121 15 81 104.49 2001 272 134 10 49.3 1741 12 48 110.24 Totals 880 397 38 45.1 3256 36 83 99.10

Boller's Game-by-Game Passing Stats Date Opponent PA PC Int Yds TD Long 1999 9/4 Rutgers 15 8 0 89 1 26 9/11 at Nebraska 10 2 1 21 0 15 9/25 Arizona State 32 17 1 213 2 31 10/2 at WSU 33 13 1 116 0 43 10/9 at BYU 33 11 1 173 1 55 10/16 at UCLA 20 9 3 113 1 39 10/23 Washington 26 9 1 143 1 31 10/30 USC 26 10 2 150 1 39 11/6 at OSU 39 12 2 151 1 83 11/13 Oregon 25 9 3 134 1 48 11/20 at Stanford INJ (shoulder) Totals 259 100 15 1303 9 83

2000 9/9 Utah 28 18 1 209 1 45 9/16 at Illinois 32 15 0 162 2 32 9/23 at Fresno State 36 16 2 197 0 56 9/30 WSU 31 11 1 89 1 17 10/7 at ASU 27 12 0 127 0 30 10/14 UCLA 34 16 1 252 3 36 10/21 at Washington 32 14 1 213 1 40 10/28 at USC 12 7 0 131 2 44 11/4 Oregon State 44 17 2 349 3 81 11/11 at Oregon 39 15 1 197 1 63 11/18 Stanford 34 22 4 195 1 35 Totals 349 163 13 2121 15 81

2001 9/1 Illinois 28 16 1 187 0 25 9/8 BYU 33 19 1 242 1 25 9/22 at WSU 22 10 1 135 2 45 9/29 Washington 36 21 0 265 4 33 10/13 Oregon 40 18 1 171 1 28 10/20 at UCLA INJ (back) 10/27 at OSU INJ (back) 11/3 Arizona 25 9 1 178 2 44 11/10 USC 15 6 2 92 0 44 11/17 at Stanford 46 19 2 278 1 48 11/23 at Rutgers 26 15 1 193 1 40 Totals 271 133 10 1741 12 48


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