One of the rising players on Cal's defensive line ... enters August training camp as the incumbent starter at defensive tackle, having drawn four starting assignments last season vs. Kansas State, Oregon State, Arizona State and Stanford . rebounded from injury-shortened freshman year to become one of the mainstays on the Bears' defensive line as a sophomore in 2002 ... has a good work ethic and plays with a positive attitude ... 2003 . played in all 14 games last year, ranking eighth on the club in tackles with 36 stops . also ranked fifth on the Bears in tackles-for-loss with 6.5 for 16 yards . paramount efforts came against Utah (season-high 9 tackles), Kansas State (5 tackles), Oregon State (4 tackles) and UCLA (one sack) ... 2002 ... played in 10 games, with his only start coming in the season opener against Baylor . mounted eight tackles on the season, including 2.5 stops for losses of eight yards ... also broke up one pass and was credited for a half sack vs. UCLA ... 2001 ... was having a solid spring in '01 until being sidelined with a pinched nerve with a week to go ... did not see any action during the year ... 2000 ... redshirted his first season at Cal while working on scout teams.
High School/Personal: Played primarily on offense during his prep career and had scholarship offers to play offensive line in college ... a two-time All-CIF Southern Section Division IV selection on the offensive line at San Luis Obispo HS ... led prep team to a pair of Northern League titles and twice made the Division IV finals ... earned the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete award as a senior ... named to the Pac-10 All-Academic second team in 2003 ... American studies major ... father, Don, signed a free agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers in 1972 and his uncle, Paul, was an eighth round draft choice of the Minnesota Vikings in 1984 ... his father, uncle and brother all played college football at Cal Poly ... born Jan. 30, 1982.
Sverchek's Career Statistics Year UT AT TT Loss Sacks Int BR 2002 4 4 8 2.5-8 0.5-5 0 1 2003 20 16 36 6.5-16 1.0-5 0 0 Totals 24 20 44 9-24 1.5-10 0 1