Former Cal players to participate in January 28 event that showcases college football's top seniors.
Bears set to make third Holiday Bowl appearance
Jeff Tedford spoke with the media on Tuesday
D.J. Holt has quietly been a tremendous leader for the Cal defense
AFTER CAL: AFTER CAL: Selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round (No. 46 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft ... fourth-highest NFL Draft selection ever for a Cal linebacker ... had a strong 2012 NFL Combine, recording a time of 4.47 in the 40-yard dash that equaled the fastest combine time by a linebacker since 2007 ... tied for fifth and eighth overall, respectively, in the vertical jump (39.5") and broad jump (10'7") at the combine, while adding a time of 4.19 in the 20-yard shuttle that was the fifth-fastest for linebackers and 24 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press that was tied for 11th at his position ... improved his combine time in the 20-yard shuttle to 4.09 during Cal's Pro Day and clocked a 6.70 in the 3 cone drill that would have been the best combine time by a linebacker and tied for 10th overall after having not participating in the event at the combine ... originally accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl before later deciding not to participate.
CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Played in all 51 games possible and started 29 contests during his four campaigns at Cal from 2008-11, with all of the starts coming in his final three seasons (2009-11) ... earned several All-American honors as a senior, including second-team selections by Phil Steele and College Sports Madness ... also a third-team All-American choice of Yahoo! Sports and an honorable mention pick of SI.com ... named the Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and was a first-team all-conference selection as a senior, after earning second-team all-league honors during his junior campaign ... finished his career with 259 tackles to rank ninth on Cal's all-time list, while adding 36.5 tackles for loss (-144 yards) to miss finishing among the school's all-time leaders by one-half of a tackle for loss ... also posted 13.5 sacks (-98 yards), seven fumble recoveries, four interceptions that he returned for 130 yards and a touchdown, five pass breakups and a forced fumble ... credited with a punt return and 26 punt returns yards after he blocked a punt before teammate Bryant Nnabuife picked the ball up and ran 30 yards for a score vs. Colorado State in 2008 ... recorded at least 0.5 tackles for loss 24 times in his career, including in 19 of his final 25 games ... played inside linebacker as a 2011 senior after spending most of his collegiate career as an outside linebacker.
2011 (Game-By-Game Stats): Cal's most decorated player in 2011, including second-team All-American honors from Phil Steele and College Sports Madness, as well as adding a third-team selection from Yahoo! Sports and an honorable mention pick by SI.com ... the Pac-12's Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year and also a first-team all-conference selection in the vote of the league's coaches as well as by College Sports Madness, ESPN.com's Pac-12 Blog, Phil Steele and Yahoo! Sports ... the seventh Cal player to earn Pac-10/12 Player of the Year honors, the fourth on the defensive side and the Golden Bears' first conference Player of the Year since 2006 when both Daymeion Hughes (Defensive) and Marshawn Lynch (Offensive) earned the honor ... also picked up a pair of team honors, winning the Bear Backers Co-MVP Award on the defensive side of the ball along with fellow linebacker D.J. Holt and the Berkeley Breakfast Club Award as the Outstanding Player in the Big Game on the defensive side of the ball ... played in all 13 games with 11 starts, leading the team in tackles with a career-high 107, while ranking fifth in the Pac-12 and tied for 70th nationally with his average of 8.15 stops per game ... also led the team with 14.5 tackles for loss (-59 yards) for an average of 1.12 per game that was third in the Pac-12 and tied for 55th in the nation ... co-led the squad with a pair of interceptions that he returned for a team-high 62 yards and a pair of fumbles that he returned for a team-high 33 yards ... added 3.0 sacks (-30 yards) and two pass breakups ... had 9.5 of his 14.5 tackles for loss over his last six games, registering at least 1.0 tackle for loss in each of those contests ... had 2.0 of his 3.0 sacks over his final three contests ... in double digits for tackles five times, including a career-high-tying and team season-high 15 stops at Washington when he also added a fumble recovery and 0.5 tackles for loss (-4 yards) ... posted his second highest tackle total of the season at Stanford with 13 in addition to recording a season-high-tying 2.5 tackles for loss (-18 yards) and his first full sack of the season when he dropped Heisman Trophy runner-up Andrew Luck for a 14-yard loss ... also had double-digit tackle efforts with 12 vs. USC (1.0 TFL, -1 yard), 11 in Holiday Bowl vs. Texas (1.5 TFL, -3 yards) and 10 against Oregon State (1.0 TFL, -1 yard; 1 INT, 30-yard return) ... led or co-led the team in tackles five times, adding a team-high nine in the season-opener against Fresno State (season-high-tying 2.5 TFL, 0.5 SK, 1 PBU) and eight at Arizona State (2.0 TFL; 1.0 sack; one fumble recovery, 33-yard return) to his four double-digit efforts which were also team-highs (co-team leader vs. Oregon State and at Arizona State) ... other pick came vs. Utah when he brought one back 32 yards ... had at least six tackles in a total of 10 contests, adding eight at Colorado (1.0 TFL, -5 yards), six at Oregon (1 PBU) and six vs. Washington State (1.0 TFL, -2 yards) ... had four tackles at UCLA (1.5 TFL, -3 yards), three vs. Presbyterian and two against Utah when he had his other pick and a 32-yard return ... earned Linebacker Honorable Mention Performer of the Week honors from the College Football Performance Awards for his showings in each of the team's three final regular-season games vs. Oregon State, at Stanford and at Arizona State ... fourth-team midseason All-American and first-team midseason All-Pac-12 choice according to Phil Steele ... preseason honorable mention All-America choice of GoDaddy.com ... was on preseason watch lists for the Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Butkus Award, College Football Performance Awards Linebacker Trophy, Lott IMPACT Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award ... also a preseason candidate for the Jack Lambert Award ... named prior to the season as the nation's No. 9 outside linebacker by Lindy's and the No. 30 draft-eligible outside linebacker according to Phil Steele, although he ended up playing the season at inside linebacker ... a first-team preseason All-Pac-12 selection of Athlon, Lindy's and Steele ... listed as one of Cal's "Players to Watch" by Lindy's.
2010 (Game-By-Game Stats): Earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors as one of the top big-play players in the league, leading Cal and ranking among the conference and national leaders with 8.5 sacks (0.71 per game, No. 2 Pac-10, No. 26-T NCAA) for -57 yards and 15.0 tackles for loss (1.25 per game, No. 4 Pac-10, No. 28-T NCAA) for -69 yards ... also tied for first in the Pac-10 with three fumble recoveries (0.25 per game), while his 66 tackles was fourth on the team and his average of 5.5 stops per game ranked No. 31 in the Pac-10 ... captured the team's Dick Artal Award on defense for the player best exemplifying Cal spirit and attitude ... had at least 0.5 tackles for loss in nine of 12 contests, including a string of five in a row vs. Colorado, at Nevada, at Arizona, vs. UCLA and at USC ... posted a season-high 12 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss (-11 yards), 1.5 sacks (-10 yards) and a fumble recovery vs. Colorado ... had his other double-digit stop game vs. Oregon when he posted 10 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss (-6 yards) and 1.0 sacks (-4 yards) ... had a huge game in the season finale vs. Washington, recording eight tackles, a career-high-tying and season-high 3.0 tackles for loss for a season-high-tying -16 yards and a season-high and career-high-tying 2.0 sacks for a career-high-tying 14 yards ... added six tackles both at USC (also 0.5 TFL for zero yards, one fumble recovery) and at Oregon State (also 1.0 TFL, -2 yards) ... had a five-tackle game with a six-yard sack and his lone quarterback hurry of the season at Washington State ... equaled a season best with 16 yards on his 2.5 tackles for loss vs. UCLA, with one of those a 12-yard sack ... garnered a career-high-tying 2.0 sacks for a combined 11 yards lost among his three tackles at Arizona ... came up with his lone interception of the season vs. Arizona State ... selected by Phil Steele as a second-team midseason All-Pac-10 choice after Steele had him as a third-team preseason All-Pac-10 selection as well as the nation's No. 47 draft-eligible outside linebacker prior to the season.
2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Second on team in tackles with 71 stops to rank tied for 33rd in the Pac-10 with an average of 5.5 per game, while sharing the club lead in fumble recoveries with two ... added 6.0 tackles for loss (-6 yards), 1.0 sack (-1 yard), one interception that he returned a career-long 68 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal a victory at UCLA, three pass breakups, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries, including one that he returned 45 yards vs. Eastern Washington before he was tackled five yards shy of pay dirt ... also recorded a career-high-tying and Pac-10 season-high-tying 15 tackles vs. Eastern Washington ... posted 27 tackles in the team's first two games, picking up a game-high 12 and 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) in the season opener against Maryland before his 15 to go with 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) and the 45-yard fumble return against Eastern Washington ... had a pair of eight-tackle contests at Oregon and vs. Arizona, adding 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) and a fumble recovery against the Ducks and a pass breakup against the Wildcats ... had seven tackles vs. USC and in the Poinsettia Bowl against Utah, when he added a career-high-tying and season high 3.0 tackles for loss (-3 yards), and a season-high 1.0 sack (-1 yard) and one pass breakup ... had a forced fumble and his other pass breakup at Minnesota ... a midseason fourth-team All-American and midseason first-team All-Pac-10 choice by Phil Steele.
2008 (Game-By-Game Stats): Had a promising rookie campaign when he played in all 13 games off the bench on special teams and as a reserve linebacker ... recorded 15 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-10 yards), 1.0 sack (-10 yards) and a blocked kick backing up a talented group of linebackers that included three seniors ... finished with a season-high four tackles at Washington State, including a 10-yard sack ... had a pair of stops three times in home games vs. Michigan State, Colorado State and Stanford ... his blocked punt came vs. Colorado State when he was credited for a 26-yard return before teammate Bryant Nnabuife picked the ball up and ran 30 yards for a score to gave Cal its first points in a 42-7 victory.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-star recruit by Rivals that was also listed as the No. 45 outside linebacker in the nation ... Scout also ranked him as a three-star recruit and the nation's No. 28 weakside linebacker ... selected to the All-Far West squad by SuperPrep and a Cal-Hi Sports third-team All-State selection as a senior when he led his club with 175 tackles and 4.0 sacks, while also registering a team-best 742 rushing yards on 103 carries and six touchdowns as well as 1,035 all-purpose yards ... named the MVP for linebackers at the Palo Alto Nike Camp.
PERSONAL: Full name is Marvin Mychal-Christopher Kendricks ... born September 28, 1990 ... parents are Marvin Kendricks and Yvonne Thagon ... father played college football at UCLA and led the Bruins in rushing twice in 1970 and '71 ... brother, Eric, played football at UCLA as a redshirt freshman in 2011 ... major is Social Welfare.
KENDRICKS' CAREER GAME HIGHS
LAST UPDATED: May 16, 2012