A veteran tight end who is Cal's biggest pass-catching threat at that position...has been in the starting line-up for most of the past three seasons and has 30 catches in his career...has improved significantly in his blocking duties as he's matured and gained strength...contributes as a long-snapper in punting situations...
1999...finished the year with 9 catches for 87 yards...best game was vs. Arizona State with a pair of catches for 25 yards, including a 16-yarder...also had a 16-yarder at Washington State...
1998...finished the season with 9 catches for 112 yards...moved into the starting lineup at Oregon State and responded with a pair of catches for 18 yards...best game came at Arizona State when he had three catches for 39 yards, including a season-long 25-yarder...
1997...was Cal's second-leading returning receiver with 12 catches for 168 yards and a TD... had two catches vs. USC, including a career-long 33-yarder...hauled in a 2-yard TD pass late in the first half against Oregon State to give the Bears a 33-0 lead...caught a pair of 2-point conversions at Washington State and Stanford...also participated on special teams, recording 14 tackles and recovering a fumble at WSU...
1996...came to Cal and redshirted while working on scout teams.
High School/Personal: A sleeper who came on strong at the end of his senior season at Diamond Bar HS...had a phenomenal game in his final prep contest, catching three touchdowns (including an 80-yarder) in a CIF championship victory over Newberry Park HS...finished his senior year with 30 receptions for 400 yards and five TDs...also starred on defense with 79 tackles, including 13 sacks, while leading prep team to a 14-0 record as a senior...earned first team Sierra League honors both as a junior and senior...also started on prep basketball team as a junior and senior...considering a future career with the FBI...considered Air Force, Washington, Stanford and UCLA before choosing Cal...parents are Gene and Stephanie Surgener...born April 6, 1978 in Anaheim, CA.
SURGENER'S CAREER STATISTICS