#8 Avery Sebastian
SEBASTIAN’s CAREER HIGHS (CALIFORNIA):Interceptions: 1, Northwestern, Aug. 31, 2013; at Arizona, Sept. 20, 2014;Tackles: 14, Arizona State, Sept. 29, 2012 (9-5);Tackles for loss: 1.0, at Utah, Oct. 27, 2012 (1-0);Fumbles forced: 1, Colorado, Sept. 27, 2014;Pass breakups: 1, Oregon, Nov. 10, 2012
GRADUATE SEASON (2015):Played in the season opener vs. Texas (Sept. 5) but suffered a season-ending foot injury against the Longhorns … earned medical hardship waiver for sixth year of eligibility in 2016.
SENIOR SEASON (2014): Played in seven games with a start against Washington (Oct. 11)… recorded 21 tackles, including 10 solo stops … added a forced fumble and one interception… made three tackles, all solo, and intercepted a pass at Arizona (Sept. 20) … forced a fumbleand made three tackles against Colorado (Sept. 27) … recorded four tackles at Washington inlone start of the year … credited with a season-high seven stops against Stanford (Nov. 22).
JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Started in the season-opener against Northwestern (Aug. 31) …made 10 tackles against the Wildcats with an interception and a half of a tackle for loss, allin the first half … suffered a season-ending injury in the second quarter.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Saw extensive action on special teams, earning honorablemention All-Pac-12 recognition among non-returners and kickers … played in 11 games withfour starts at safety, missing only the season-finale at Oregon State (Nov. 17) … ranked fifthon the Golden Bears with 56 tackles … added 1.5 tackles for loss, a pass breakup and a forcedhurry … recorded both his career high and Cal’s season high with a 14-tackle performanceagainst Arizona State (Sept. 29) … nine of his stops against the Sun Devils were unassisted,also a career-high … credited with one pass pressure in the Arizona State game … made firstcareer start against UCLA (Oct. 6) and made six tackles, five of them solo stops … led Cal intackles with his 10 at Utah (Oct. 27) … recorded a four-yard tackle for loss against the Utes… started against Oregon (Nov. 10) and picked up nine tackles, including a half of a TFL, whilealso breaking up a pass.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Played in 12 of Cal’s 13 games primarily on special teams,but also as a reserve safety … recorded nine tackles, six of them unassisted … made firstcareer tackle in the season-opener against Fresno State (Sept. 3) … first career multipletacklegame came when he shared on two stops against USC (Oct. 13) … made a season-highfour tackles at Arizona State (Nov. 25) … recorded a single solo tackle against Texas in theHoliday Bowl (Dec. 28).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in2010 … also named All-America by SuperPrep and Prepstar … listed as the sixth-best safetyby ESPN and the eighth-best by Rivals … considered the No. 46 defensive back nationally bySuperPrep … considered the 68th-best player overall by ESPN, while also securing the No.141 spot overall from Tom Lemming … ranked as the No. 14 recruit in Georgia by Rivals …named to the United States Under-19 National Team following his senior year, playing in the2011 International Bowl … made 55 tackles with three interceptions as a senior, while rushingfor 434 yards and seven touchdowns on offense … recorded 104 tackles as a junior atUnion Grove High School, making four interceptions, forcing two fumbles and recoveringthree fumbles, one of which he returned for a TD … played at Eagle’s Landing ChristianAcademy in McDonough, Georgia, in 2010 , alongside current Irish teammate Isaac Rochell… graduated from the University of California Berkeley in December 2014 with a degree in sociology … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, working towards a master of science degree in management.