Chris McCain has been inspired by his North Carolinian family to become a leader for the Bears
Honorable mention honors go to Allen, Bigelow, Hill, McCain, Sebastian and Williams.
Golden Bears look to end campaign on a winning note against nationally-ranked opponent
Nineteen Golden Bear seniors will make their final appearance at Memorial Stadium on Saturday
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2012 (Game-By-Game Stats): Third-team preseason All-Pac-12 pick by Athlon ... listed as one of the team's starting outside linebackers on the post-spring depth chart ... recorded three tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in the spring game.
2011 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in 10 games with six starts, finding his way into the starting lineup in the fifth contest of the season at Oregon and staying there for five games ... missed the final three regular-season games due to injury but returned to start in the Holiday Bowl vs. Texas ... recorded 29 tackles to lead all Cal freshmen and rank 10th overall on the team ... added 6.0 tackles for loss (-12 yards) to rank fifth on the squad, as well as 1.5 sacks (-1 yard) and one quarterback hurry ... recorded a career-high six tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) in his first collegiate start at Oregon coming off a five-tackle effort in which he also had 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) in the previous contest at Washington ... posted four tackles and a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) and 1.5 sacks (-1 yard) against Washington State in a game in which he suffered an injury that caused him to miss the final three regular-season contests ... returned to action as a starter in the Holiday Bowl vs. Texas and recorded three tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-3 yards) and his first career quarterback hurry ... also had three-tackle and 1.0 tackle for loss contests vs. USC (career-high -4 yards) and at UCLA (-2 yards) ... had three tackles in the season opener vs. Fresno State before posting one tackle in each of the next two contests at Colorado and vs. Presbyterian.
2010: Greyshirted ... a member of the 2010 signing class.
OAKRIDGE MILITARY ACADEMY/NORTHERN GUILFORD HS: Took a prep year at Oakridge Military Academy and graduated in 2010 after recording 104 tackles, 16.0 sacks, 20.0 tackles for loss and three interceptions in 2009 ... a four-star recruit according to Rivals' and Tom Lemming ... the nation's No. 10 linebacker according to Lemming and No. 13 by Scout, as well as the country's No. 37 defensive end according to ESPN and No. 58 by Scout ... checked in on the Rivals250 list at No. 187 ... a Prepstar All-American and a Superprep All-Region selection as well as the No. 18 player overall in North Carolina ... Rivals had him listed as the No. 4 overall player in North Carolina ... recorded 97 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 16.0 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles in his 2008 senior campaign at Northern Guilford High School ... prep teammate of current Cal wide receiver Keenan Allen ... "the fastest rising prospect in the state of North Carolina," said Lemming.
PERSONAL: Full name is Christian Cornelius McCain ... born November 21, 1991 ... parents are Tarvio and Valerie McCain ... major is undeclared.
CAREER GAME HIGHS
Tackles: 6 (at Oregon, 2011)
Tackles For Loss: 1.5 (vs. Washington State, 2011)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 4 (vs. USC, 2011)
Sacks: 1.5 (vs. Washington State, 2011)
Sack Yards: 1 (vs. Washington State, 2011)
Quarterback Hurries: 1 (Holiday Bowl vs. Texas, 2011)
LAST UPDATED: July 26, 2012