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#17 Brennan Scarlett
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 260
Year: Junior
Hometown: Portland, OR
High School: Central Catholic HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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Scarlett is listed as a starter at one of the team’s defensive end spots in 2014 after returning to action during Cal’s spring practices for the first time since missing both the 2013 season and preceding spring workouts due to injury. Scarlett showed flashes of greatness as a 2012 sophomore when he registered 40 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss (-23 yards) and 2.5 sacks (-17 yards). He also shared the team lead with two forced fumbles and is Cal’s active career leader in the category with the same number. In addition, he had three quarterback hurries and two pass breakups during his sophomore campaign.

Career Stats
Game Logs:
2014 | 2012 | 2011

Cal Career (2011 – Present)
► Played in 12 games with nine starts over his first two seasons with the program before missing all of the 2013 campaign due to injury
► Has career totals of 44 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss (-23 yards), 2.5 sacks (-17 yards), two pass breakups and two forced fumbles
► Ranks tied for first among Cal’s active career leaders in forced fumbles, third in sack yards, tied for third in sacks and tackle for loss yards and fifth in tackles for loss
► Had a career-high and team-game high 12 tackles in the season-opening game against Nevada a 2012 sophomore, while his 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack vs. both Arizona State and Washington tied for his career highs also in his sophomore campaign
Junior (2014)
► National honors candidate
► Fourth-team preseason All-Pac-12 according to Phil Steele
► Listed as a starter at one defensive end position on the preseason depth chart
► Returned to action in the spring for the first time since the 2012 season after missing all of the 2013 campaign and spring practices due to injury
► Had one tackle, 1.0 sack (-3 yards) and 1.0 tackle for loss (-3 yards) in the spring game
Junior (2013)
► Redshirted
► Did not play during the regular season and missed all of the team’s spring practices due to injury
► Named as a “Cal Player to Watch” by Lindy’s prior to the season
► A candidate for the Ted Hendricks Award as the nation’s top defensive end
► Listed as the starter at defensive end on the preseason depth chart

Sophomore (2012)
► Started all nine games he played in
► Registered 40 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss (-23 yards) and 2.5 sacks (-17 yards)
► Ranked tied for third on the team in tackle for loss yards, fifth in tackles for loss and sack yards, and tied for fifth in sacks
► Shared the team’s lead with two forced fumbles, while adding three quarterbacks hurries to rank tied for second and two pass breakups to rank sixth
► Led or co-led the team in tackles for loss three times with 2.0 vs. Arizona State and Washington and 1.0 at Ohio State
► Posted a career-high and team co-leading 12 tackles in the season opener vs. Nevada, adding 0.5 tackles for loss (-2 yards) and his first career forced fumble
► Had six tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) at Ohio State
► Had strong five-tackle games both vs. Arizona State and Washington, adding a career-high-tying 2.0 tackles for loss (-10 yards vs. Arizona State; -6 yards vs. Washington) and 1.0 sack (-9 yards vs. Arizona State; -4 yards vs. Washington) in each contest as well as a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry against the Huskies
► Posted four tackles and his first career pass breakup at USC
► Had three tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss (-4 yards) and 0.5 sacks (-4 yards) vs. Southern Utah
► Had two tackles both at Washington State and vs. Oregon, adding a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup against the Ducks
► Had one tackle and his first career quarterback hurry in a win over South Division champion UCLA
► Honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic
► Missed spring practices due to injury

Freshman (2011)
► Played in three games off the bench in the season opener vs. Fresno State, vs. Presbyterian and vs. Utah before suffering a season-ending injury
► Recorded four tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss (-0 yards)
► Had season highs of three tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss (-0 yards) in the last game he played in vs. Utah
► Had one tackle in the season opener vs. Fresno State
► Named the nation’s No. 23 freshman defensive lineman by Phil Steele prior to the season, while checking in as the nation’s No. 26 defensive lineman recruit and the No. 28 overall Pac-12 recruit according to Athlon
► Also Cal’s No. 1 recruit according to Sporting News and Lindy’s No. 2 recruit from the state of Oregon before the beginning of the campaign

Central Catholic HS (Class of 2011)
► Selected for the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl following his 2010 senior season
► A Prepstar and SuperPrep All-American as a senior, posting 31 tackles in the first two games before suffering an injury that forced him to miss all but one other game in the campaign
► Had 59 tackles, 6.0 sacks, one interception, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries on defense as a 2009 junior on defense, adding 17 catches for 343 yards and seven TDs for a squad that finished 8-3 overall and 6-1 in conference games to take a share of the 6A Mt. Hood title
► Contributed 43 tackles, 4.0 sacks, four pass breakups and three forced fumbles during his 2008 sophomore campaign to help lead his squad to a 9-2 mark and a league crown
► Qualified for the Oregon State playoffs in each of the four sports he played as a prep – football, basketball, swimming, and track and field
► A first-team selection during the state basketball playoffs as a 2010-11 senior
► Recipient of the National Federation of High School Awards for Excellence as a senior
► Selected for a Scholar Student Award by the prestigious Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland during his junior campaign

Recruiting Rankings (Class of 2011)
► Picked up four and a half stars from Tom Lemming, as well as four by ESPN, Rivals and Scout
► Listed among the nation's top defensive ends by Rivals (No. 9), Lemming (No. 10), ESPN (No. 15) and Scout (No. 22), while SuperPrep had him as the No. 30 overall defensive lineman in the country
► Selected among the top players overall in the country by Sporting News (No. 73), Lemming (No. 84) and Rivals (No. 138)
► Rivals listed him as the No. 2 player overall in the state of Oregon
► Full name is Brennan William Scarlett
► Born July 31, 1993
► Parents are Paul and Susan Scarlett
► Major is business administration

Scarlett's Career Game Highs
Tackles: 12 (vs. Nevada, 2012)
Tackles For Loss: 2.0 (twice, last vs. Washington, 2012)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 10 (vs. Arizona State, 2012)
Sacks: 1.0 (twice, last vs. Washington, 2012)
Sack Yards: 9 (vs. Arizona State, 2012)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (twice, last vs. Washington, 2012)
Quarterback Hurries: 1 (three times, last vs. Oregon, 2012)
Pass Breakups: 1 (twice, last vs. Oregon, 2012)

Last Updated
August 23, 2014

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