Features: Associated Press (Sept. 18, 2006)AFTER CAL: Signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys on April 24, 2010 ... on the West roster for the 2010 East-West Shrine Game.
CAL CAREER: Played in 39 games with 28 starts ... granted a sixth year of eligibility for 2009 after missing the 2008 season with a pectoral injury.
2009: A first-team All-Pac-10 selection and Phil Steele 2009 Postseason All-Pac-10 Second-Team choice on offense, starting all 13 games at left tackle in his first year at the critical position ... received the team's Ken Cotton Award as the Most Courageous Player on Offense ... a second-team misseason All-American selection by Phil Steele ... selected first-team preseason All-Pac-10 by Lindy's and Sporting News, as well as second-team by Athlon and Phil Steele.
2008: Missed the entire season with a pectoral injury.
2007: A starter in all 13 games at right tackle ... part of a unit that allowed a league-low 11 sacks (third-lowest total in the nation) ... blocked for a Cal offense that paved the way for a 1,546-yard season from tailback Justin Forsett.
2006: After recovering from a broken leg during the summer of 2005, started the first two games of his career vs. Portland State and Arizona State, and saw action in all 13 contests at left tackle ... tallied 5.5 knockdown blocks.
2005: Missed the season after having his right fibula broken June 25 when he was hit by a car.
2004: Redshirted ... did not play.
HIGH SCHOOL: A consensus all-star selection, earning All-CIF, All-County and All-Empire League honors as a senior in 2003 ... named first-team All-State in the Medium Schools Division by CalHiSports.com ... played in the CaliFlorida Bowl ... listed No. 116 among SuperPrep's top seniors in California and an All-Far West selection ... led school to CIF Southern Section final as a junior and CIF quarterfinals in senior season ... named All-CIF and All-Empire League as a junior ... also played 11 years of youth soccer, which improved his speed (4.9 in the 40-yard dash) and footwork as a football lineman ... excelled in the weight room, placing first in 2003 and third in 2002 at the Garden Grove Unified School District Weight Competition ... broke the district's weight record in 2003, which had stood for 10 years.
PERSONAL: Full name is name is Michael Colin Tepper ... born December 11, 1985 ... parents are Gus and Elaine Tepper ... major is American Studies.
LAST UPDATED: May 22, 2010