A rugged inside linebacker who brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the Cal defensive system ... has two full years of experience under his belt and started most of the 1999 season ... reacts well to the ball and is adept at reading keys ... one of several capable linebackers bidding for playing time this fall ... the coaches like his intelligence and have confidence that he'll perform if called upon ... 2000 ... had eight tackles on the year ... best game came against Washington State when he had five tackles, including three unassisted stops ... played in 10 of 11 games, missing only the Fresno State contest ... 1999 ... began the season as a reserve, but moved into the starting line-up vs. Washington ... had a pair of tackles (1 unassisted) vs. the Huskies ... didn't play much vs. USC, but moved back into the starting line-up at Oregon State and responded with his best game of the season ... had a game-high 10 tackles (8 unassisted) vs. the Beavers, including two for loss ... also started the final two games of the year, with seven tackles (5 unassisted), including one behind the line, vs. Oregon and six tackles (2 unassisted) at Stanford ... finished the year with 25 tackles, including 16 unassisted stops and four behind the line of scrimmage.
Junior College/High School/Personal: Teamed with fellow Cal recruit Chris Ball to lead Mt. San Antonio JC to the No. 1 rush defense ranking in the state of California in 1998 ... earned second team Mission Conference honors after pacing Mt. SAC with nine sacks ... finished with 80 tackles (52 unassisted) with 14 quarterback hurries, 1 interception, 8 deflections, 6 caused fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries ... also blocked one punt and recovered it for a touchdown vs. Santa Ana ... went to UCLA in 1997-98 based on his academic record, but did not play football ... originally attended L.A. Wilson HS where he led team to city championship his senior year ... earned first team Northern Conference honors as junior and senior linebacker ... majoring in sociology at Cal ... full name is John Paul Segura ... brother, George, graduated from UC Santa Barbara ... parents are Jose and Martha Segura ... born Sept. 24, 1979 in Los Angeles, CA.
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