After suffering serious knee injury, spent nearly two years striving to come back, but could not overcome the knee issues.
2006: Did not see any action due to injury.
2005: Finished seventh on the squad with 40 tackles, top among Cal's defensive linemen in that category, including 22 solo stops ... led the team with 10 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, resulting in 40 yards in losses ... his 5.5 quarterback sacks were second only to Brandon Mebane's seven ... had 7.5 tackles for loss over the final five games of the season ... credited with 1.5 quarterback sacks at Stanford as Cal recorded nine as a team ... season-high in tackles was six at New Mexico State ... recovered a fumble and returned it nine yards against Sacramento State ... had five tackles against Illinois, Arizona, UCLA and Stanford.
2004: Made appearances in six games for the Bears, collecting three tackles as a limited reserve ... his tackles came in road games at Air Force (two) and Washington.
High School: All-American by SuperPrep and PrepStar after pocketing 70 tackles and seven sacks in 2003 ... Rivals.com named him the No. 4 strong-side defensive end in the country, while PrepStar picked him as the No. 6 defensive linemen in the nation ... named a first-team member of the San Francisco Chronicle all-metro team, the Long Beach Press-Telegram "Best in the West" and Calhisports.com's all-state team ... listed among California's top four players in the 2004 recruiting class by both SuperPrep and Rivals.com ... SuperPrep placed him No. 29 on its Elite 50 national rankings ... PrepStar ranked him even higher at No. 22 on its national "Dream Team" ... TheInsiders.com also pegged him as the No. 3 high school senior in the Pac-10 Region, while Rivals.com tabbed him 10th on its Super West 60 list ... earned area and league defensive player of the year awards as a senior ... amassed 87 tackles, including 17 sacks, during his junior campaign.
Personal: A Hayward teammate of current Cal receiver Robert Jordan ... parents are Chika Mbakogu and Anne Franklin ... born July 15, 1986 ... intended interdisciplinary studies major.
Mbakogu's Career Defensive Stats