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#8 Michael Barton
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 225
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Richmond, CA
High School: De La Salle HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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2013: Had one tackle in the spring game ... listed as the No. 2 player at the ‘SAM’ position on the preseason depth chart.

2012: Redshirted … did not play … one of six players to earn a team-high-tying two team awards, picking up the Scout Team Player of the Year on defense as well as the Freshman Lifter of the Year … Cal’s No. 7 recruit according to Athlon prior to the season, while Phil Steele pegged him as the nation’s No. 24 freshman linebacker.

DE LA SALLE HS: An All-American selection of MaxPreps, Prepstar and SuperPrep as a 2011 senior when he recorded 103 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, two passes defended, one fumble recovery and one punt block with a 34-yard return … played in the U.S. Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl following his senior season … the 2011 MaxPreps California Division I Player of the Year as well as a first-team All-State choice of MaxPreps and ESPN … also the 2011 East Bay Player of the Year according to the San Francisco Chronicle and the East Bay’s Defensive MVP by the Bay Area News Group … a finalist for ESPN High School California’s 2011 California Mr. Football … tabbed a four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports … ranked as high as the No. 10 inside linebacker in the country in his final prep campaign according to MaxPreps, while Rivals listed him at No. 11 … ESPN had him as its No. 19 linebacker, while SuperPrep put him at No. 35 … ranked as the No. 28 player overall in the state of California by ESPN and No. 39 according to Rivals, while SuperPrep had him at No. 31 in California/Hawaii/Nevada … named a Super Soph by GoldenStatePreps in 2009 when he posted 72 tackles for the first of two consecutive seasons, ranking third in the East Bay Athletic League as a 2010 junior … played on successful prep teams that combined to go 40-3 during his three varsity campaigns from 2009-11 … 2010 junior squad was unbeaten at 14-0 and the nation’s No. 1 ranked team, while 13-1 senior squad was No. 1 in California, No. 3 nationally, and winners of the California Open Bowl Division and the East Bay Athletic League … had nine tackles in the California Open Bowl Division win … 13-2 sophomore team in 2009 was ranked No. 5 in California.

OTHER: Full name is Michael Anthony Barton … born August 27, 1994 … parents are Mike Barton and Chakay McDonald … intended major is media studies.

LAST UPDATED: July 11, 2013

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