Cal Football BIO
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Kyle Kragen
Player Profile:
Kyle Kragen 1250469
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 245
Year: Senior
Hometown: Danville, CA
High School: Diablo Valley College/San Ramon Valley HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Twitter: kkragen | @calfootball
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Career Stats
Game Logs: 2013
 
Kragen is expected to return to the defensive made an impact in his first season at Cal as a junior college transfer from nearby Diablo Valley College with 28 tackles, a co-leading 3.0 sacks (-15 yards), 5.0 tackles for loss (-19 yards) and one quarterback hurry while playing in all 12 games and five starts as a 2013 junior. Kragen is listed as the starter at one defensive end position on the 2014 preseason depth chart.
 
Cal Career (2013 – Present)
► Has played in 12 games with five starts in his single season of action at Cal as a 2013 junior before missing his entire 2014 campaign and redshirting with an illness to give him one remaining season of eligibility in 2015
► Recorded 28 tackles with at least one in each of his first 11 contests as a junior while co-leading the team with 3.0 sacks, ranking second in sack yards (-15), tied for third in tackle for loss yards (-19), and tied for fifth in tackles for loss (5.0) while adding one quarterback hurry
► Recorded a career-high-tying five tackles both vs. Washington State and at Colorado as a 2013 junior, adding a career-high-tying 1.5 tackles for loss (-4 yards) against the Cougars
► His other game with 1.5 tackles for loss (career-high -8 tackle for loss yards) came against Washington when he also had a career-high-tying 1.0 sack (career-high -8 sack yards) among his two stops
► Also had a career-high-tying 1.0 sack and 1.0 tackle for loss among his four tackles at Oregon (-4 yards) and as his lone stop at UCLA (-3 yards) serving as the game captain in the latter contest

Senior (2015)
► Listed as the starter at one defensive end position (left end) on the preseason depth chart
► Returned from an illness that caused him to miss the entire 2014 season and had a strong spring including a seven-yard sack in the spring game
 
Senior (2014)
► Redshirted
► Did not play due to illness
► Had one tackle and one fumble recovery in the spring game

Junior (2013)
► Played in all 12 games with five starts all coming over the first seven contests and totaled 28 tackles with at least one in each of his first 11 contests
► Co-led the team with 3.0 sacks, while ranking second in sack yards (-15), tied for third in tackles for loss yards (-19), and tied for fifth in tackles for loss (5.0) while adding one quarterback hurry
► Recorded a career-high-tying five tackles both vs. Washington State and at Colorado, adding a career-high-tying 1.5 tackles for loss (-4 yards) against the Cougars
► His other game with 1.5 tackles for loss (career-high -8 tackle for loss yards) came against Washington when he also had a career-high-tying 1.0 sack (career-high -8 sack yards) among his two stops
► Also had a career-high-tying 1.0 sack and 1.0 tackle for loss among his four tackles at Oregon (-4 yards) and as his lone stop at UCLA (-3 yards)
► Recorded tackles in other games vs. Arizona (4), vs. Northwestern (2), vs. Ohio State (2), vs. Portland State (1), vs. Oregon State (1) and vs. USC (1), adding his lone career quarterback hurry against the Beavers
► One of three junior college transfers along with Sione Sina and Drake Whitehurst who was a mid-year enrollee for the spring semester and participated with the team during its spring practices
► Recorded one tackle in the spring game

Diablo Valley College (2011-12)
► Finished his two-season junior college career from 2011-12 with a combined 131 tackles, 28.5 tackles for loss, 19.5 sacks and eight fumble recoveries as both of his squads advanced to postseason bowls, winning the East Bay Bowl during his 2012 sophomore campaign and participating in the Bulldog Bowl during his 2011 freshman season
► Broke the single-season school record with 14.5 sacks to lead the Mid-Empire League during his sophomore season when he earned first-team All-MEL honors and was the team’s Defensive MVP, adding other totals of 65 tackles, 17.0 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries
► Had 4.5 tackles for loss in a single game against Reedley as a sophomore
► Recorded 76 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks and a league-leading six fumble recoveries as a freshman after greyshirting in 2010
 
San Ramon Valley HS (Class of 2010)
► Had his top season as a 2009 senior, registering 83 tackles, 3.0 sacks, two passes defended and four quarterback hurries, while adding one catch for 10 yards on offense
► Played in four games as a 2008 junior, picking up 20 tackles and 1.0 sack

Recruiting Notes (Junior College Class of 2013)
► A three-star recruit according to 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals, while 247Sports Composite and Scout both garnered two stars upon him
► Ranked as the No. 72 junior college player overall in the nation by 247Sports, while 247Sports Composite had him at No. 95

Other
► Full name is Kyle William Kragen
► Born February 1, 1993
► Parents are Greg and Cindy Kragen
► Father appeared in three Super Bowls and five conference championship games over 13 seasons as an NFL defensive lineman with Denver (1985-93), Kansas City (1994) and Carolina (1995-97), earning All-Pro honors three times (1989, 1991, 1992) and being selected to the Pro Bowl once (1989) while registering 28.5 sacks and one interception in 200 career games after spending his collegiate career at Utah State
► Played at the same high school as current Cal football teammates Matt Anderson and Patrick Worstell, as well as former Cal teammates Zach Kline and John Sheperdson
► Major is American studies

Kragen's Career Game Highs
Tackles: 5 (twice, last at Colorado, 2013)
Tackles For Loss: 1.5 (twice, last at Washington, 2013)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 8 (at Washington, 2013)
Sacks: 1.0 (three times, last at Washington, 2013)
Sack Yards: 8 (last at Washington, 2013)
Quarterback Hurries: 1 (vs. Oregon State, 2013)

Last Updated
June 28, 2015
 

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