Tom Canada
Tom Canada

Player Profile
Visalia, CA

Last College:
Hancock JC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 260




A high-energy defensive end who brings intensity and physical play to the position ... made big strides during the spring ... singled out by head coach Jeff Tedford for his leadership ... enters fall camp with a hold on one of the starting spots ... a solid run-stuffer who also excels at rushing the passer ... signed with Cal out of Hancock JC in time to join the Bears for the spring 2001 semester ... 2001 ... gained three starts on the season, vs. UCLA, Oregon State and Arizona ... finished the year with 22 tackles, including five for loss (minus 27 yards) and 2.5 sacks (minus 25 yards) ... had five tackles plus a forced fumble and a fumble recovery vs. Oregon ... also recovered lost balls vs. Arizona and Stanford ... added a 13-yard sack against the Wildcats and an 8-yard sack at Stanford.

Junior College/High School/Personal: Played on the top defense in the California state JC ranks in 2000 ... recorded 16 sacks en route to earning first team all-league and honorable mention All-America honors ... originally graduated from Mt. Whitney HS, where he was the West Yosemite League Defensive Player of the Year as a middle linebacker in 1997 ... attended Sacramento State in 1998, but did not play football ... played at Hancock JC in '99 and 2000 ... American studies major ... father, Richard, is an orthodontist who played strong safety at UC Riverside in the 1970s; mother is Patti ... born Jan. 8, 1980 in Iowa City, IA.

Canada's Career Statistics
Year UT AT TT Loss Sacks Int FR 2001 14 8 22 5-27 2.5-25 0 3