The Golden Bears hosted the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, Oct. 9 at California Memorial Stadium
AFTER CAL: Selected by the Chicago Bears in the third round (No. 93 overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft ... originally accepted an invitation to play in the 86th Annual East-West Shrine Game but ended up not participating in the contest ... among the top defensive back performers at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine in the broad jump (No. 4-T, 10-7) and bench press (No. 13-T, 18 reps of 225 pounds) ... participated in Cal's Pro Day on March 9, 2011.
CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Played in 50 of 51 possible games and made 17 starts during his four seasons at Cal from 2007-10 ... compiled career totals of 157 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss (-13 yards), two interceptions (no return yards), 11 pass breakups, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, three kick returns for 55 yards (18.3 ypr) and one blocked punt return that he brought back six yards for his only career touchdown on a play in which he was credited for 17 return yards since the blocked punt was credited to the team before he picked it up and ran for the score.
2010 (Game-by-Game Stats): Had the biggest season of his collegiate career as a senior, earning first-team All-Pac-10 honors while making 12 of his 17 career starts ... earned Cal's Most Improved Player honors and was named the squad's Most Valuable Back on defense ... ranked third on the team with 72 tackles and tied for No. 23 in the Pac-10 with an average of 6.0 stops per game ... also added 2.0 tackles for loss (-5 yards), an interception, three pass breakups, a forced fumble, two kick returns for 41 yards and the team's only blocked kick return of the season on an Arizona State punt attempt, which he was credited for a six-yard punt return for his first career touchdown and 17 return yards because the team was credited with a blocked punt that he returned for a score ... recorded career highs of 16 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss (-4 yards) at USC ... posted seven or more tackles on seven occasions, adding eight tackles at Arizona and Oregon State, as well as seven at Nevada and vs. Oregon, Stanford and Washington ... had his only interception of the season (second of his career) and the lone forced fumble of his career in back-to-back contests at Arizona and vs. UCLA ... had one pass breakup each vs. Arizona State, at Oregon State and vs. Oregon, adding 0.5 tackles for loss against the Ducks.
2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in all 13 games with one start when he was in for the opening defensive snap in the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Utah ... finished the season with 25 tackles and one pass breakup... had his most productive statistical game of the campaign vs. Washington State when he recorded a season-high five tackles ... also had four tackles and his lone pass breakup of the year in the previous contest at UCLA, while picking up three stops at Arizona State and in the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Utah when he also had his first career kick return for 14 yards ... named the nation's No. 45 cornerback in the preseason by Phil Steele.
2008 (Game-By-Game Stats): A reserve cornerback who played in 12 games with one start coming at USC ... played primarily in passing situations, finishing the season with 28 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-5 yards), one interception and seven pass breakups to rank No. 18 in the Pac-10 with an average of 0.58 per game ... best performance came vs. Colorado State, when he finished with a season-high eight tackles and had a career-high-tying two pass breakups ... also had five stops both vs. Stanford and in the Emerald Bowl against Miami, Fla., when he also equaled a career-best with a pair of pass breakups ... recorded a five-yard tackle for loss among his three tackles at Oregon State ... picked off a Rudy Carpenter pass vs. Arizona State ... had a single pass breakup in three consecutive contests vs. UCLA, vs. Oregon and at USC ... broke a thumb vs. Stanford and missed the regular-season finale vs. Washington.
2007 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in all 13 games with three starts, recording 32 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-3 yards) and a fumble recovery ... earned honorable mention Freshman All-American honors from Sporting News and Scout ... recorded a season-high 10 tackles in the first start of his collegiate career vs. Washington State ... picked up five tackles and a fumble recovery the following contest vs. USC ... added four tackles against Louisiana Tech and three at Colorado State ... recorded the most tackles in a season by a true freshman at Cal since Donnie McCleskey had 45 in 2002.
HIGH SCHOOL: Listed at No. 21 among the best safeties in the nation by Rivals and No. 64 according to Scout ... Rivals also placed him as the No. 35 overall player in California ... selected to the All-Far West team by SuperPrep ... recorded 58 tackles with four interceptions as a senior, while catching 43 passes for 614 yards and five touchdowns on offense ... had 38 tackles and a pair of interceptions from his safety spot for a CIF Division I championship team during his 2005 junior campaign.
PERSONAL: Full name is Christopher Michael Conte ... born February 23, 1989 ... parents are Mark and Anne Conte ... an undeclared major during his time at Cal who was considering American studies.
CONTE'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
LAST UPDATED: August 4, 2011