Dewey Hale
Dewey Hale

Player Profile


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Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205




A senior safety who seems primed for his best collegiate season ... showed vastly improved dedication in off-season workouts and the coaches are excited about the possibility of him emerging as an honors candidate ... split time as a starter last year with Bert Watts and enters the fall in a similar position ... has a nose for the football and a knack for making plays ... has improved each season and now hopes to establish himself as a steady, consistent player, in addition to his reputation as a big-play performer ... Cal's second-leading returning tackler ... also a key contributor on special teams ... 2000 ... finished third on the team with 50 tackles on the season ... had four tackles in both of Cal's first two games, but saw limited time the next two weeks at Fresno State and vs. Washington State due to a hamstring injury ... came back at Arizona State with seven tackles and was Cal's second-leading tackler at Washington with eight ... also caught a six-yard pass on a fake punt vs. the Sun Devils ... recorded a 13-yard sack at USC to help stop a Trojan drive in the third quarter ... tied for third on the team with six pass deflections on the year ... 1999 ... showed big-play ability in limited duty during his sophomore season ... forced a fumble at Nebraska while recording a pair of tackles ... recovered a fumble that he returned 15 yards against Arizona State to set up a Cal TD drive ... made his first collegiate start vs. USC and had three unassisted tackles and one pass deflection ... broke a bone in his arm in practice two days after the USC game and missed the Oregon State game ... played in a soft cast the final two games of the season ... ended the year with 19 tackles and three pass deflections ... 1998 ... saw action in all 11 games, entirely on special teams ... finished the year with four unassisted tackles, a single stop coming in four different games ... 1997 ... came to Cal and redshirted during the 1997 season as he rehabilitated a broken leg suffered in the summer of '97.

High School/Personal: Prepped at nearby Fremont HS where he earned SuperPrep All-Far West honors, ranking as the No. 86 overall prospect in the region ... had 117 tackles and five interceptions his senior season ... also returned three kickoffs and one punt for touchdowns during his prep career ... considered Oklahoma State, UCLA and Texas A&M before signing with Cal ... majoring in American studies ... mother is Brenda Blannon of Oakland ... born March 2, 1978.

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