Final outcome comes down to game's last play.
Season opener at Memorial Stadium scheduled for Sept. 1 vs. Nevada.
Gold tops Blue, 21-20, in front of 8,812 enthusiastic fans at Edwards Stadium.
CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Has played in 13 games with three starts over his first two seasons with the program from 2010-11 but still has three seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2012 due to being granted a medical redshirt for the 2010 campaign ... Cal's active career leader with 4.0 sacks (-23 yards) ... has added 19 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss (-35 yards).
2012: Listed as one of the team's backup inside linebackers on the post-spring depth chart ... recorded six tackles in the spring game.
2011 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in 10 games with three starts ... recorded 17 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss (-35 yards), 4.0 sacks (-23 yards) to rank third on the team and one quarterback hurry ... had an 0.40 per-game sack average to rank 11th in the Pac-12 ... named honorable mention Linebacker Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards when he posted career highs and team season highs of 3.5 tackles for loss (-22 yards) and 2.5 sacks (-12 yards), as well as a career-high five tackles and his lone quarterback hurry of the campaign against Utah ... his 3.5 tackles for the loss against the Utes tied for the second most by a Pac-12 player in 2011 ... had three tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss (-2 yards) and 0.5 sacks (-2 yards) in the season opener vs. Fresno State ... also had three tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss (-2 yards) vs. USC ... recorded two tackles at UCLA and single stops vs. Presbyterian, at Washington, at Oregon and vs. Washington State ... added 0.5 tackles for loss vs. Washington State (-5 yards) and Presbyterian (-4 yards).
2010 (Game-By-Game Stats): Granted a medical redshirt ... played in three games off the bench and recorded two tackles before suffering a season-ending injury ... had single tackles against both UC Davis and Colorado in the first two games of the campaign.
MONTE VISTA HS: A four-star recruit by Scout and Rivals ... a Prepstar All-American as a 2009 senior ... ranked as the nation's No. 6 inside linebacker by Rivals, the No. 7 middle linebacker according to Scout and the No. 17 inside linebacker by Tom Lemming ... on the national Scout list of top players at No. 216 and the Rivals250 list at No. 230 ... listed by Rivals as the No. 32 player overall in California and checked in with SuperPrep at No. 44 overall in California/Hawaii/Nevada ... recorded 145 tackles, 6.0 sacks, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a senior, and was among players receiving votes for the Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best in the West team ... the No. 4 player overall in the combined San Mateo and East Bay areas as a senior according to the Bay Area Newspaper Group in its annual "Cream of the Crop" listing ... played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl following his senior campaign ... had 95 tackles as a 2008 junior when he earned All-State underclassman honors and led his squad to the section semifinals before falling to national power De La Salle ... according to Lemming he "combines athleticism, instincts and competitiveness to make plays all over the field."
PERSONAL: Full name is David R. Wilkerson ... born March 8, 1991 ... parents are Dave and Karyn Wilkerson ... intended major is American studies.
CAREER GAME HIGHS
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