Made an immediate impact as a transfer student last year, but watched his season come to a crashing halt when he fractured his left leg during practice Nov. 11 . expected to be back a full strength this fall and battle for starting duties . prior to the injury, had become an increasing receiving option for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, his former teammate at Butte College . 2003 . exhibiting deep-threat potential on occasion, caught a combined five passes for 88 yards and one touchdown in his final two games of the season vs. Arizona State (2 for 29) and Oregon (3 for 59, including an 18-yard TD) . his seven grabs for 41 yards vs. USC equaled the most receptions by a Cal tight end in eight years . also made a two-yard touchdown catch in that 34-31, triple-overtime win over the Trojans . snared a 30-yard scoring pass against Southern Mississippi, his longest reception of the year.
Junior College/High School/Personal:
Snagged 39 catches for 590 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2002 for Butte JC ... earned JC Gridwire first team All-America honors, with his 10 scoring grabs tops among JC tight ends in California ... also earned JC All-America and first team all-state recognition by the JC Athletic Bureau and the California Community College Coaches Association ... caught five passes for 33 yards in Butte's 37-20 win over San Joaquin Delta in the 2002 Holiday Bowl ... named all-conference in both 2001 and '02 ... also listed on the JC Football Network's All-USA Iron Man second team ... rated the 71st best JC player in the country by SuperPrep ... PrepStar placed him among the top 125 JC players in the U.S. ... a two-time all-league performer at Chico HS, earning team MVP honors in both football and basketball ... also named to the all-section teams in basketball and track & field (long jump) ... in high school, invited to play in the California-Florida All-Star Game, the Lions All-Star Game and the All The Best All-Star Basketball Classic ... cousin, Rick Laven, played football and rugby at Cal in the mid-1960s . parents are Richard and Valerie Cross . born Nov. 30, 1982 . undeclared major.
CROSS'S CAREER STATISTICS