Eight former Cal players from 2012 roster have now joined NFL teams.
Seven former Cal players from 2012 roster have now joined NFL teams.
Seven former Cal players from 2012 roster have now joined NFL teams
Visit the 2013 NFL Draft Central page at CalBears.com for extensive coverage of the selection of former Cal players.
Isi Sofele and Steve Williams named Offensive and Defensive MVP, respectively
AFTER CAL: Participated in Cal's 2013 Pro Day and the 2013 San Francisco 49ers Local Pro Day ... started for Texas in the 2013 Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game and contributed three tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss for a losing squad.
CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Played in 48 games with 19 starts as a defensive lineman, recording 64 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss (-44 yards), 6.5 sacks (-35 yards), one pass breakup and one fumble recovery.
2012 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in 11 games with a career-high eight starts and earned the team's Bob Tessier Award honoring its Most Improved Lineman on defense after co-leading the squad with a career-high 3.5 sacks (-18 yards), while also adding career bests of 28 tackles and 4.5 tackles for loss (-20 yards) ... had arguably the most productive game of his career in a victory over UCLA by recording a career-high 2.0 sacks for a career-high 12 yards among his career-high-tying five tackles, with his tackles for loss (2.0) and tackle for loss yards (-12) also tying and setting new career highs, respectively ... also had a career-high-tying five tackles and his other full sack and tackle for loss (-3 yards) against Stanford ... added four tackles at Utah along with 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) ... had three tackles on four different occasions in home games vs. Nevada, Southern Utah, Arizona State and Oregon, adding 0.5 tackles for loss both vs. Arizona State (-3 yards) and Nevada (-1 yard) ... added a pair of tackles at Oregon State ... a preseason candidate for the Outland Trophy given to the nation's top interior lineman.
2011 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in all 13 games for the lone time in his career with four starts ... registered 16 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss (-15 yards) and 2.0 sacks (-12 yards) ... had a season-high four tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss on the third sack of his career vs. Washington State for a season-high-tying six yards ... his other sack came vs. Fresno State in the season opener, also for a season-high-tying six yards, while his other tackle for loss (-3 yards) was at Colorado in a game in which he recorded three tackles ... had two stops at Washington and one each vs. Fresno State, at Oregon, vs. Utah and at UCLA.
2010 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in 10 games and started the first two contests of the season vs. UC Davis and Colorado, before appearing in eight of the final 10 contests off the bench ... tallied seven tackles, including a season-high-tying two against both Colorado and Washington ... picked up single tackles in road games at Nevada, Arizona and Oregon State.
2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in 12 games, including the first two starts of his career in the team's final two contests ... recorded 13 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss (-9 yards) and 1.0 sack (-5 yards), as well as his lone career fumble recovery and pass breakup ... had his biggest game of the season in the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Utah, collecting a season-high three tackles, a career-high-tying 2.0 tackles for loss (season-high -6 yards) and his first career sack for a five-yard loss ... had two tackles on four other occasions vs. Eastern Washington, vs. Washington State (0.5 TFL, -1 yard), at Arizona State (1.0 TFL, -1 yard) and at Stanford (0.5 TFL, -1 yard) ... fumble recovery came at Minnesota when he recovered a ball that had been knocked loose by teammate Mychal Kendricks to stop a third-quarter Minnesota drive at the Cal 19-yardline, preserving a 21-14 lead for the Golden Bears ... recorded his lone career pass breakup in the season opener vs. Maryland.
2008 (Game-By-Game Stats): Granted a medical redshirt ... played in the first two games of the season off the bench vs. Michigan State and at Washington State ... enrolled in January and took part in Cal's spring workouts prior to his true freshman campaign.
KLEIN FOREST HS: After missing much of his junior campaign with a hip pointer, returned in his senior season to post 44 tackles, 13.0 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks and four quarterback hurries to earn Co-Defensive District MVP honors ... registered a game-winning sack against rival Aldine High School ... helped team to a 9-2 record before a loss in the second round of the state playoffs ... graduated from high school in three and a half years.
PERSONAL: Full name is Kendrick Bernard Payne ... born June 14, 1990 ... parents are Kenneth Payne and Angela Williams ... uncle, Harvey Williams, played college football at LSU and for eight seasons in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs, and both the Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders ... from the same high school as former Cal football classmate Josh Hill ... graduated from Cal in December of 2012 with a bachelor's degree in social welfare.
CAREER GAME HIGHS
LAST UPDATED: April 22, 2013