Cal Football BIO
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Khalfani Muhammad
Player Profile:
Khalfani Muhammad 1550063
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 170
Year: Junior
Hometown: Inglewood, CA
High School: Notre Dame HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Twitter: @khalfanim | @calfootball
Instagram: khalfani_muhammad | cal_football

Pronunciation
CAL-fawn-ee

Career Stats
Game Logs: 2014 | 2013

Muhammad is a multiple-threat player who is looking to continue making significant contributions both as a kick returner and in the backfield. Muhammad leads all active Cal players in all-purpose yards (2,205), all-purpose yards per game (100.2), kickoff returns (60) and kickoff return yards (1,295) as one of the most prolific kick returners in school history, ranking second on Cal’s all-time list in kickoff returns and kickoff return yards. Muhammad earned 2013 third-team Freshman All-American honors by Athlon and was a third-team All-Pac-12 pick of College Sports Madness as a kick returner when he set school records of 46 kick returns and 1,006 kick return yards. He is also second among active Cal players in rushing yards (660), rushing touchdowns (8), rushing attempts (120), rushing yards per game (30.0) and rushing yards per carry (5.5). In addition, Muhammad has also been known as a big-play threat with a total of five plays of 50 or more yards including four from the line of scrimmage.
 
Cal Career (2013 – Present)
► Has played in 22 games with two starts over his first two seasons with the program
► Leads all active Cal players in all-purpose yards (2,205), all-purpose yards per game (100.2), kickoff returns (60) and kickoff return yards (1,295), ranking second on Cal’s all-time list in kickoff returns and kickoff return yards
► Also ranks second among all active Cal players in rushing yards (660), rushing touchdowns (8), rushing attempts (120), rushing yards per game (30.0), rushing yards per carry (5.5) and kickoff return average (21.6); third in total touchdowns (9), points (54) and total offense (660); eighth in receptions (21) and receiving yards (250); and ninth in touchdown catches (1)
► Has 21 receptions for 250 yards receiving and one touchdown catch with an 11.4 yards per reception average
► An Athlon Sports third-team Freshman All-American and third-team All-Pac-12 pick of College Sports Madness as a kick returner during his 2013 true freshman campaign when he set single-season school records with career highs for kickoff returns (46) and kickoff return yards (1,006) in his first collegiate campaign
► Registered his top rushing season as a 2013 freshman when he led the team with career highs of 445 rushing yards and 72 carries, as well as a career-high-tying four rushing touchdowns that he equaled as a 2014 sophomore
► Posted a career-high 1,638 all-purpose yards as a 2013 freshman when he also had career highs of 14 receptions for 187 yards receiving and one touchdown
► Has Cal’s longest run in each of the last two seasons, going a career-long 73 yards for a touchdown at Washington as a 2013 freshman and 50 yards for a score at Arizona as a 2014 sophomore that equaled the team’s longest run of the year
► Has five plays of 50 or more yards with the others include a career-long 62-yard reception against Portland State, a 55-yard TD run at Colorado and a career-long 52-yard kick return vs. Oregon State all as a 2013 freshman with his four 50-plus yards plays that season second on team to Chris Harper
► Had single-game career highs of 95 yards rushing and two scores on the ground as a 2014 sophomore at Arizona
► Other single-game career highs all came during his 2013 freshman season with four receptions and 85 yards receiving vs. Portland State; and 158 kick return yards and 224 all-purpose yards at UCLA
► Had his lone receiving score vs. Arizona as a 2013 freshman
► Has been the team’s leading kick returner 12 times with nine coming as a 2013 freshman
► Has posted 100 or more all-purpose yards 12 times with 10 coming as a 2013 freshman
► Has led the team in rushing four times all as a 2013 freshman

Junior (2015)
► Listed as one of two starting kick returners on the preseason depth chart as well as in the No. 4 spot at running back
► Saw limited action during spring practices while he was participating with the Cal men’s track and field team and did not play in the spring game

Sophomore (2014)
► Played in 11 games with one start in the team’s season-opening win at Northwestern with the only contest he missed coming vs. Washington State
► Second on the team in rushing yards (215) and rushing touchdowns (4), while ranking third in carries (46)
► Had all four of his rushing touchdowns in the first four contests of the campaign
► Registered 14 kick returns for 289 yards to rank second and third on the team, respectively, while his 20.6 yards per return average was also third on the club and 10th in the conference
► Also ranked fourth on the team in total offense (215) and seventh all-purpose yards (567), total touchdowns (4) and points (24)
► Added seven receptions and 63 yards receiving
► Among conference and national leaders in kick return average (20.6, No. 10 Pac-12, No. 87 NCAA) and combined kick return yards (289, No. 16 Pac-12, No. 144 NCAA)
► Registered a season-high 202 all-purpose yards vs. Colorado, bringing back a season-high-tying and team season-high-tying five kick returns for a season-high 132 yards including a season-long kick return of 37 yards, while adding eight rushes for 31 yards and one touchdown as well a season-high-tying two receptions for a season-high 39 yards including a season-long 41-yard reception
► Posted his top rushing game at Arizona with career highs of 95 yards rushing and two rushing scores both in the fourth quarter for his first multiple-touchdown game on a season-high 11 carries with the first on a season-long 50-yard run, while adding one reception for nine yards receiving for a total of 104 all-purpose yards
► Scored his other rushing touchdown at Northwestern (8-23, TD)
► Other rushing totals came vs. Oregon State (2-26), vs. Sacramento State (2-20), at USC (2-10), vs. UCLA (2-4), at Washington State (2-1), vs. Stanford (1-4) and vs. Oregon (1-1)
► Also posted a season-high-tying two receptions vs. Sacramento State (2-11), while he also had single catches vs. Arizona (9 yards), Oregon (3 yards) and UCLA (1 yard)
► Added a season-high-tying and team season-high-tying five kick returns at Washington State (71 yards), while he also had kick returns at Northwestern (2-38), vs. Sacramento State (1-27) and at Oregon State (1-21)
► On the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award and College Football Performance Awards Kickoff Returner Trophy
► Fourth-team preseason All-Pac-12 as a kick returner according to Athlon
► Saw limited action during spring practices while he was participating with the Cal men’s track and field team and did not play in the spring game
 
Freshman (2013)
► An Athlon Sports third-team Freshman All-American as well as a third-team All-Pac-12 pick of College Sports Madness and midseason third-team All-Pac-12 selection of Phil Steele, all as a kick returner
► Earned a spot on the CFPA National Freshman Performer of the Year Watch List
► Played in 11 games with one start at Colorado with his only game missed vs. Washington State
► Among conference and national leaders in all-purpose yards per game (148.91, No. 6 Pac-12, No. 17 NCAA) and kick return average (21.9 ypr, No. 6 Pac-12, No. 73 NCAA)
► Led the team with 445 rushing yards (No. 23 Pac-12, No. T221 NCAA) and four rushing touchdowns, while his 6.0 yards per rush was the best among regulars and his 74 carries second on the club
► Led the squad with 1,638 all-purpose yards, adding school records and team highs of 46 kick returns and 1,006 kick return yards as well as 14 receptions for 187 yards receiving and one touchdown to his rushing totals
► Had a team-high four plays of 50 plus yards with a 73-yard TD run at Washington, a 62-yard reception vs. Portland State, a 55-yard TD run at Colorado and a 52-yard kick return vs. Oregon State, with the three plays from the line of scrimmage tying Chris Harper for a team best
► Tied for second on the team and tied for first among non-kickers in both total touchdowns (5) and points (30)
► Led Cal in rushing four times with all of those coming over the final seven games of the season including a career-high 90 yards and one touchdown on four carries at Washington that included a career-long 73-yard scoring jaunt that was Cal’s longest of the campaign
► Also led the Bears in rushing vs. USC (10-61-TD), at UCLA (14-63) and at Stanford (5-45) with his 14 rushes at UCLA a career best
► Had his second-most productive rushing yardage game of the season with 78 yards and one touchdown including a 55-yard scoring run that was the team’s second-longest of the year in his first career start at Colorado, while adding 68 yards rushing and one touchdown on 13 carries vs. Portland State and 21 yards rushing on five carries against Oregon State
► Recorded other rushing stats against Northwestern (3-8), vs. Oregon State (6-6), vs. Arizona (3-3) and at Oregon (1-2)
► Had his biggest receiving game vs. Portland State when he recorded career highs of four receptions for 85 yards receiving including a career-long 62-yard reception, while he had the lone receiving touchdown of his career among three catches for 33 yards vs. Arizona and recorded additional receiving stats at Colorado (2-18), vs. USC (2-16), vs. Northwestern (1-18), vs. Ohio State (1-14) and at UCLA (1-3)
► Registered a career-high 158 kick return yards on seven kick returns at UCLA, while his nine kick returns at Stanford that he returned for 141 yards were a career high
► Led the team in kick return yards on nine occasions and had at least 100 yards in kick returns six times, adding kick return numbers vs. Oregon State (5-148) when he registered a 52-yarder that was both the longest of his career and the longest by a Cal player in 2013, vs. Northwestern (6-126), vs. Arizona (4-111), vs. Ohio State (4-107), vs. USC (4-65), at Washington (3-58), at Colorado (2-46), at Oregon (1-25) and vs. Portland State (1-21)
► Recorded a career-high 224 all-purpose yards at UCLA (63 rushing, 3 receiving, 158 kick return), while he had 140 or more all-purpose yards in 11 of 12 contests
► Cal’s No. 3 recruit according to 247Sports/Sporting News prior to the season, while Athlon had him as Cal’s No. 4 recruit and Phil Steele ranked him as its No. 35 national freshman running back
► College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Performer of the Week vs. Portland State

Cal Track and Field
► A member of the Cal track & field team during his 2014 freshman and 2015 sophomore track and field seasons
► Highlights from his sophomore campaign included a double at the Cal-Michigan-Virginia Tri-Meet, winning both the 100-meters with a new personal best of 10.44 and the 200-meters in 21.28, as well as a wind-aided victory in 10.35 at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge and a personal best of 21.21 in the 200-meters, and helping the 4x100-meter relay team win at the Big Meet at Stanford in 41.45
► Highlights from his freshman campaign included placing second in both the 100-meters at the Big Meet in Berkeley and recording a season-best time of 21.27 in the 200-meters, while also helping the Bears win the 4x100-meter relay, and anchoring a 4x100-meter relay team in qualifying at the 2014 Pac-12 Championship that recorded Cal’s fastest time since 1987 (39.91) and the finals teams that saw Cal finish third (40.13) as well as a team that qualified 12th for the NCAA Championships, equaling the 39.91 mark

Notre Dame HS (Class of 2013)
► Finished his prep football career with 3,397 rushing yards and 44 touchdowns on the ground over 559 carries, while adding 48 receptions for 704 yards receiving and four TD catches to score a total of 288 points
► Had 14 career 100-yard rushing games
► Played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl following a 2012 senior season in which he earned numerous other honors including All-American (PrepStar), first-team Division I All-State (MaxPreps), second-team All-State (Cal-Hi Sports), first-team All-Area (Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Times), second-team All-Southern Section (Rivals) and Serra League Co-MVP selections
► Led the Serra League in rushing yards (1,420), rushing touchdowns (18) and scoring (120 points) as a senior when his squad finished ranked No. 15 in the state by MaxPreps with an 8-4 overall record and reached the quarterfinals of the Southern Section Pac 5 Division playoffs following a Serra League co-title
► Picked up his rushing totals during his senior season on 215 carries, while he added 18 receptions for 307 yards receiving and two touchdowns
► Posted a career-high 247 rushing yards with a career-high-tying four touchdowns on the ground against Bishop Amat as a senior
► Totaled six 100-yard rushing games during his senior campaign, including four in a row at one point, and scored at least one rushing touchdown in each of his last nine contests
► Also had a strong 2011 junior season in which he carried the ball 183 times for 1,126 yards and 13 TDs, ranking second in the Serra League in rushing yards, while adding nine receptions for 118 yards receiving and one touchdown
► Registered a season-high 218 yards rushing and a career-high-tying four touchdown runs vs. Birmingham among his five 100-yard rushing contests as a junior
► Fourth in the Serra League in rushing as a 2010 sophomore, carrying the ball 161 times for 851 yards and 13 touchdowns, while adding 21 receptions for 279 yards receiving and one score
► Had a season-high 206 yards rushing against Taft among his three 100-yard games as a sophomore
► Registered a season-high-tying three touchdowns against both Valencia and Birmingham during his sophomore campaign
► In addition to his All-American football exploits made a name for himself with his speed that included becoming only the third person ever to win back-to-back individual California boys state titles in the 100 and 200 meters during his 2012 junior and 2013 senior campaigns
► Has a personal best of a wind-aided 10.22 in the 100 meters which is the second-fastest time in California prep history, while his top legal time was a 10.33 to capture the 2012 state title and rank No. 4 nationally as a senior
► His prep personal best in the 200 meters is 20.73, which ranked No. 3 nationally as a senior
► Swept all 13 of his 100-meter races as a senior, while winning 12 of 13 times in the 200 meters and finishing second on the other occasion
► Earned California’s Gatorade State Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year as a senior and was only the third junior to ever win Cal Hi State Boys Athlete of the Year the previous season when he also won the 4x400 meter relay and was the anchor for the winning 4x100 meter relay while his team captured the state title
► Second at the state meet in both the 100 and 200 meters as a 2011 sophomore

Recruiting Rankings (Class of 2013)
► A four-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals and PrepStar, while 247Sports Composite, 247Sports and Scout gave him three stars each
► Ranked as high as the No. 7 wingback nationally by MaxPreps, while 247Sports Composite (No. 12) and 247Sports (No. 15) had him listed as an all-purpose back
► Among the nation’s top running backs according to PrepStar (No. 25), Rivals (No. 25), ESPN (No. 32) and Scout (No. 53)
► On the list of the nation’s top players overall by PrepStar (No. 177) and 247Sports Composite (No. 402)
► ESPN ranked him as the No. 54 overall player in his region
► Ranked as high as the No. 36 player in the state of California by Rivals and also on lists by ESPN (No. 43), 247Sports Composite (No. 49) and 247Sports (No. 53)

Other
► Full name is Khalfani Amir Muhammad
► Born September 26, 1994
► Parents are Malik Morales and Amira Gay
► Recognized by the Inner City Youth Foundation at the organization’s Evening of Champions event with an inaugural Unsung Heroes Award given for the recipient’s combination of success in the classroom, in the community and on the football field
► Intended major is media studies

Muhammad's Career Game Highs
Rushes: 14 (at UCLA, 2013)
Rushing Yards: 95 (vs. Sacramento State, 2014)
Rushing TDs: 2 (at Arizona, 2014)
Long Rush: 73TD (at Washington, 2013)
Receptions: 4 (vs. Portland State, 2013)
Receiving Yards: 85 (vs. Portland State, 2013)
Receiving TDs: 1 (vs. Arizona, 2013)
Long Reception: 62 (vs. Portland State, 2013)
Kick Returns: 9 (at Stanford, 2013)
Kick Return Yards: 158 (at UCLA, 2013)
Long Kick Return: 52 (vs. Oregon State, 2013)
All-Purpose Yards: 224 (at UCLA, 2013)
Points: 12 (at Arizona, 2014)

Last Updated
July 2, 2015

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