Offensive line duo getting plenty of work with first team unit during spring practices.
Golden Bears have won last six meetings between the teams in Berkeley
Golden Bears look to start conference competition with a victory
Season opener at Memorial Stadium scheduled for Sept. 1 vs. Nevada.
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CAL CAREER (Updated Career Stats): Changed to his current No. 71 beginning with the 2011 season after wearing No. 78 in his first campaign with the Cal program in 2010.
2012 (Game-by-Game Stats): Listed as the team's No. 2 left guard on the post-spring depth chart.
2011: Did not play.
2010: Redshirted ... did not play ... named by Phil Steele prior to the season as the nation's No. 30 offensive lineman as well as Cal's No. 7 newcomer.
CENTRAL CATHOLIC HS: A four-star recruit by ESPN, Scout, Tom Lemming and Rivals ... selected as the No. 6 offensive tackle and No. 85 overall player in the nation according to Max Emfinger ... invited to play in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl, the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl and the Aloha Prep Bowl following his 2009 senior season ... checked in as the nation's No. 11 offensive guard by ESPN, as well as the No. 19 and No. 20 offensive tackle according to Tom Lemming and Scout, respectively ... listed at No. 99 on the Prepstar Dream Team ... on the Rivals250 list of the nation's top overall players at No. 209, while Scout had him at No. 221 overall nationally ... ranked No. 26 among the country's top offensive linemen and the No. 30 overall player in California according to Rivals ... a member of the SuperPrep All-America 290 squad as the No. 38 offensive lineman in the country ... No. 19 on Tom Lemming's list of the nation's top offensive tackles, while he checked in at No. 20 on Scout's ledger ... ranked as the No. 34 player overall in California/Nevada/Hawaii by SuperPrep ... helped lead his team to Division II state title with a 15-0 mark as a 2008 junior ... prep squad captured San Diego Section and Eastern League titles in each of his last three seasons while winning 34 of its final 35 games with Crosthwaite on the roster ... a first-team Medium Schools All-American, third-team All-American and Division II All-State choice by MaxPreps as a senior, while adding his school's Lineman of the Year selection ... also named first-team All-State for his class by MaxPreps as a junior ... earned All-San Diego Section, All-City, All-Eastern League and All-Area recognition in each of his final two prep campaigns ... "a very good offensive lineman that has a lot of tools and a nasty attitude in finishing blocks," according to ESPN ... also played basketball and participated in track and field during his freshman season, averaging 16.0 points per game and winning his team's Best Rebounder Award on the hardwood as his squad reached the playoffs.
PERSONAL: Full name is Alejandro Crosthwaite ... born October 25, 1991 ... parents are Alejandro and Mildred Crosthwaite ... has worked during the summer helping his father's business build high-rise buildings ... one of two Cal players along with fellow offensive lineman Matt Williams to have grown up primarily outside the United States, having lived in Mexico as a youth where he focused on played soccer until moving to the United States in the sixth grade and picking up American football ... major is American studies.
LAST UPDATED: July 23, 2012