2007: An intense competitor who saw action in 12 games, including starts in the final two games of the year at middle linebacker and significant special teams action ... registered 19 tackles, including 11 in the final two games ... in his first start of the year, against Stanford in the Big Game, recorded a career-best six tackles ... added five takedowns in the Armed Forces Bowl victory over Air Force ... tallied tackles in five straight games (Arizona-Arizona State), including two tackles against the Sun Devils ... set a big block on a punt coverage that enabled DeSean Jackson to dart 77 yards for a touchdown against Tennessee ... a second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection for the second straight year ... also earned the team's Senior Lifter of the Year honor ands collected the Pappy Waldorf Coaches Award ... missed the Louisiana Tech game due to injury ... caught a kickoff on a short kick and returned it seven yards against Oregon.
2006: Second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... the mobile backer saw action in all 13 games ... ended the regular season with 23 tackles, including nine solos ... collected four tackles against UCLA ... against Oregon State registered three tackles and a sack ... recorded four tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of one yard against Portland State ... tallied a season-high five tackles at Tennessee.
2005: Turned in a solid sophomore season, seeing action in 10 games ... was in the starting lineup against Sacramento State, Washington and Oregon ... ended the season with 16 tackles ... returned an interception 16 yards for a touchdown against Washington State ... had three stops against Sacramento State and Stanford ... slowed mid-season by an ankle injury ... had tackles for loss against Arizona and Stanford and in the bowl win.
2004: Tallied six tackles, a broken up pass (at Oregon State) and a blocked punt (at Washington) that led to a touchdown ... returned a punt for nine yards at Washington.
2003: Redshirted while working with the scout teams ... earned freshman lifter of the year.
High School: A two-way varsity starter for three years ... earned all-league honors all three seasons, leading his school in tackles each year ... led the Falcons in tackles with 91.5, including eight sacks, in being named to the San Jose Mercury News 2002 second team ... recovered two fumbles, caused four fumbles and blocked one kick ... named defensive MVP and team captain ... 2002 SuperPrep All-Far West choice ... won team's Most Valuable Underclassman award as its leading tackler as a junior ... also participated in basketball, track and field, and wrestling.
Personal: Lists painting, sculpture and playing the piano and guitar among his hobbies ... parents are Rick and Jill Van Hoesen ... both parents and older sister, Lauren, attended Lehigh University ... born March 14, 1985 ... fine arts major ... a number of his works have been featured during Cal's televised games.
Van Hoesen's Career Defensive Stats, 12/2/06