Rebounded from major knee surgery to make significant contributions at linebacker last season . played in all 14 games on Cal's Insight Bowl team, including starting assignments against Illinois, USC and Oregon State on consecutive weeks in midseason . concluded 2004 spring camp as the primary backup to starter Joe Maningo at outside linebacker . came off major knee injury to return to 2003 spring camp only six months after surgery to repair his ACL ... walked onto the Cal program in the fall of 2000 . played on several special teams the past two years . 2003 . rattled off 28 tackles (including 13 unassisted) and 1.5 sacks .also tied for club lead with two interceptions ... top games of 2003 came against Illinois (5 tackles, 1 QB hurry), Washington (4 tackles, 1 sack), Kansas State (4 tackles) and Southern Miss (3 tackles) . also chalked up three tackles in the Bears' 34-31 upset over USC, a game in which he intercepted a second-quarter Matt Leinart pass that preserved Cal's 21-7 halftime lead . his second interception of the season came in the Big Game against Stanford . 2002 ... only game appearance occurred in East Lansing, Mich., as he came off the bench in Cal's 46-22 win over then No. 15-ranked Michigan State ... 2001 ... had four solo tackles on the year, all coming on special teams.
High School/Personal: Earned all-league honors as a senior after leading Mitty HS to a 10-3 record and the Division III Central Coast Section title ... also ran on his school's track team ... lists playing the guitar and kick boxing among his hobbies ... parents are Richard and Deborah Slater ... born Jan. 31, 1982 in San Jose, CA . American studies major.
Slater's Career Statistics Year UT AT TT Loss Sacks Int BR 2001 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 2003 13 15 28 2.5-17 1.5-10 2-0 0 Totals 17 15 32 2.5-17 1.5-10 2-0 0