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Stefan McClure
Player Profile:
Stefan McClure 1250468
Position: Safety
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Vista, CA
High School: Vista HS
Experience: 3 Letters

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Pronunciation
STEPH-un

Career Stats
Game Logs: 20142013 | 2011

McClure has been productive throughout his collegiate career despite injuries that have caused him to miss 25 of 49 possible games over his four seasons including his entire 2012 sophomore campaign and parts of each of his other three seasons. McClure has still managed to play in 24 contests and is fourth among active Cal players on the defensive side of the ball with 15 career starts over his first four campaigns with the program. He shares the lead among active Cal players in career passes defended (9), pass breakups (7) and fumble recoveries (2), while ranking tied for second in interceptions (2), fifth in tackles (104) and tied for seventh in tackles for loss (4.0, -13 yards). McClure had his biggest season as a 2014 junior when he recorded multiple career highs including 50 tackles and was one of only two players on the season to intercept Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota.

Cal Career (2011 – Present)
► Has played in 24 games and is fourth among active Cal players on the defensive side of the ball with 15 career starts over his first four campaigns with the program despite missing 25 contests due to injury
► Missed the team’s last postseason appearance as a true freshman at the 2011 Holiday Bowl vs. Texas and his entire 2012 sophomore season due to an injury suffered in the final regular season game of his freshman campaign at Arizona State, the final seven games of his 2013 sophomore season after a season-ending injury vs. Washington State in the fifth game, and four contests during his 2014 junior campaign before returning to start the final six games
► Shares the lead among active Cal players in career passes defended (9), pass breakups (7) and fumble recoveries (2), while ranking tied for second in interceptions (2), second in fumble return yards (22), tied for second in interception return yards (8), fifth in tackles (104) and tied for seventh in tackles for loss (4.0, -13 yards)
► Also has one reception for 11 yards for a first down on a successful fake punt from Jared Goff that set up a Vincenzo D’Amato field goal as a sophomore vs. Ohio State
► Recorded a career-high 50 tackles as a junior, while his 1.5 tackles for loss both as a junior and sophomore equal a career best as do his five tackle for loss yards as a freshman and sophomore
► Picked up both a single career-high-tying interception and fumble recovery as a freshman and junior
► Registered career highs of nine tackles twice with the first coming as a sophomore vs. USC and the second during his junior campaign against UCLA
► Picked up a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss as a junior vs. Oregon that equaled a career-high established twice before vs. Presbyterian as a true freshman and Portland State as a sophomore, and also equaled a career-high with a single interception when he was one of only two players to pick off Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota in 2014
► Returned the first interception of his career for a career-long eight yards vs. Utah as a true freshman
► Has had a career-high-tying one fumble recovery twice with the first vs. USC  as a true freshman and the second as a junior in the season finale vs. BYU, returning the fumble a career-long 22 yards against the Cougars
► Had a career-high three pass breakups as a sophomore at Oregon
► Has co-led the team in tackles once as a junior vs. Oregon
► A versatile defensive back who was a cornerback during his first three seasons at Cal before being moved to his current safety position prior to the 2014 campaign

Senior (2015)
► Earned fourth-team preseason All-Pac-12 honors from Phil Steele
► Listed as one of three players along with Derron Brown and A.J. Greathouse sharing one of the starting safety positions on the preseason depth chart
► Missed spring practices including the spring game due to injury but is expected to be ready for the season
► Served as a guest sideline reporter for the Pac-12 Networks during the spring game
 
Junior (2014)
► Earned Cal’s inaugural Frank Storment Award for the outstanding student-athlete from Southern California
► One of six season team captains as voted on by his teammates
► Spent his first season as a safety after being a cornerback for the previous three campaigns
► Recorded a career-high 50 tackles along with a career-high-tying 1.5 tackles for loss (-3 yards), one interception and a team-co-leading one fumble recovery that he returned a career-long 22 yards that was Cal’s third-longest return of the season, as well as one pass breakup
► Ranked No. 42 in the Pac-12 in per-game tackles (5.6)
► Finished the season strong with all of his stats other than seven tackles coming in the final six games after returning from an injury that caused him to miss four contests
► Equaled a career-high with nine tackles in his first game back from injury against UCLA
► Shared the team lead with eight tackles vs. Oregon to go with a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss (career-high-tying three yards) and one of the only two interceptions of the season against Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota
► Also had eight stops at USC and vs. Stanford, as well as seven in the season-opener at Northwester, six at Oregon State and four vs. BYU
► Saw limited action in spring practices and did not play in the spring game due to injury
 
Sophomore (2013)
► Selected as a team captain for the season by his teammates prior to the beginning of the campaign
► Started the first five games before suffering a season-ending injury against Washington State
► Contributed 30 tackles, a career-high-tying five pass breakups that tied for second on the club and a career-high-tying 1.5 tackles for loss (career-high-tying -5 yards) as well as his first career reception for 11 yards on a fake punt from Jared Goff for a first down that helped set up a Vincenzo D’Amato field goal vs. Ohio State
► Recorded a season-high eight tackles and a career-high-tying 1.0 tackle for loss (-2 yards) in the season-opener vs. Northwestern, while he had seven stops each vs. Ohio State and at Oregon, as well as six against Portland State when he also had 0.5 tackles for loss (career-high-tying -3 yards) and two vs. Washington State
► Registered a career-high three pass breakups in his last full game of the season at Oregon, while he had two vs. Portland State
► Listed as an “Impact Player” by Sporting News prior to the season
► Returned to practice in the spring after being out of action for over a year with an injury suffered in the final regular-season game of the 2011 campaign at Arizona State
► Had one tackle in the spring game

Sophomore (2012)
► Redshirted
► Did not play during either the regular season or spring due to injury

Freshman (2011)
► Played in 11 games with two starts as he replaced injured starting cornerback Marc Anthony in the opening lineup against USC and Utah
► Recorded 24 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (career-high-tying -5 yards), a career-high-tying one interception that he returned eight yards, three passes defended, two pass breakups and one career-high-tying fumble recovery
► Posted a career-high-tying nine tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss (-2 yards) and the first fumble recovery of his career in his first career start vs. USC while primarily covering Robert Woods and holding the consensus first-team All-American to five catches for 36 yards receiving, his second lowest single-game totals of the season in both categories
► Had one interception, three tackles and one pass breakup in his other start vs. Utah
► Posted four tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss (career-high-tying -3 yards) against Presbyterian
► Had two tackles and one pass breakup at Oregon in a game in which he replaced Anthony after the Bears’ starter was injured
► Also had two tackles in each of the final three regular-season games vs. Oregon State, at Stanford and at Arizona State before suffering an injury against the Sun Devils that kept him out until the spring of 2013
► Named the No. 18 defensive back recruit in the nation and the No. 31 overall Pac-12 recruit by Athlon prior to the season, as well as the No. 38 freshman defensive back according to Phil Steele and Cal’s No. 3 recruit by Sporting News
 
Vista HS (Class of 2011)
► Played in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was on the all-tournament team at the ESPN Rising Stars 7-on-7 event following his 2010 senior campaign
► A Prepstar and SuperPrep All-American as a senior
► A two-time All-State player in California on both offense and defense, earning the honor in both his 2011 junior and 2012 senior campaigns, with additional recognition on the prestigious Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West team in his final prep season
► Led the Avocado League's East Division in both receiving and interceptions as a senior when his club posted a 12-1 overall mark and 3-1 conference record on the way to a San Diego Section title
► The Defensive MVP of his conference and section, as well as the North County Player and Defensive Player of the Year as a senior
► Also an All-County and All-Section selection, and KUSI Silver Pigskin San Diego Player of the Year during his senior season when he recorded 48 tackles, four interceptions that he returned for 59 yards and one touchdown, nine pass breakups and one forced fumble
► Added 58 catches for 1,317 yards receiving and 13 touchdown receptions as a senior
► Had 35 receptions on offense, while recording a pair of interceptions on defense and an amazing six blocked punts during his junior season when his squad won the Palomar League title, posted a 10-3 overall mark and advanced to the Division I section title game
► Finished with career prep totals of 111 tackles and five interceptions on defense, and 100 receptions for 2,358 yards receiving and 19 TDs on offense
► Also participated in track and field, winning one section title in the triple jump as a 2009 junior, as well as league crowns in both the long jump and triple jump during his 2008 sophomore and 2009 junior campaigns
► Set a school record in the triple jump (49’ 3”)
► A member of the North County All-Academic team

Recruiting Notes (Class of 2011)
► A four-star recruit of Rivals and Scout, while ESPN gave him three stars
► Listed among the best cornerbacks in the nation by Scout (No. 4), SuperPrep (No. 6), Rivals (No. 9) and ESPN (No. 24)
► Ranked among the nation's top players overall according to Rivals (No. 118)
► Prepstar had him as the No. 8 player overall in California/Hawaii/Nevada

Other
► Full name is Stefan Arnaz McClure
► Born January 31, 1993
► Parents are Alfred McClure and Zina Harris-McClure, both of whom were student-athletes at UNLV, with his father participating in track and field and his mother playing basketball
► Considering a career in broadcasting
► Has spoken on behalf of or represented Cal football on several occasions including in the aftermath of Ted Agu’s passing, at 2014 Pac-12 Football Media Days, to the athletic department staff at a meeting about the student-athlete experience, as a member of the Chancellor’s Task Force on Academics and Athletics and the Cal football student-athlete academic council, and as a sideline reporter for Pac-12 Networks during the team’s 2015 spring game
► Served an internship in the Cal athletics department
► Has worked as a Little League umpire
► Sociology major

McClure's Career Game Highs
Receptions: 1 (vs. Ohio State, 2013)
Receiving Yards: 11 (vs. Ohio State, 2013)
Long Reception: 11 (vs. Ohio State, 2013)
Tackles: 9 (twice, last vs. UCLA, 2014)
Tackles For Loss: 1.5 (vs. Oregon, 2014)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 3 (three times, last vs. Oregon, 2014)
Fumble Recoveries: 1 (twice, last vs. BYU, 2014)
Fumble Return Yards: 22 (vs. BYU, 2014)
Long Fumble Return: 22 (vs. BYU, 2014)
Interceptions: 1 (twice, last vs. Oregon, 2014)
Interception Return Yards: 8 (vs. Utah, 2011)
Long Interception Return: 8 (vs. Utah, 2011)
Interception Return Yards: 8 (vs. Utah, 2011)
Long Interception Return: 8 (vs. Utah, 2011)
Pass Breakups: 3 (at Oregon, 2013)
All-Purpose Yards: 8 (vs. Utah, 2011)

Last Updated
June 29, 2015

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