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Cal loses one LB to injury, another to transfer

Nathan Broussard

Even as we’re a mere week and a half away from the start of a new season, personnel attrition by various means continues unabated across the country.

The latest to be hit by roster losses is Cal, which lost a pair of linebackers Sunday, head coach Sonny Dykes confirmed.

Backup linebacker Nathan Broussard (pictured) suffered a torn ACL and will be lost for the season, Dykes said.  The injury occurred during a scrimmage this past Saturday.

After redshirting as a true freshman in 2011, Broussard played in 11 games in 2012, starting four of those contests.  He was credited with 3.5 tackles for loss.  Broussard was a three-star member of Cal’s 2011 recruiting class.

In addition to Broussard, fellow backup LB David Wilkerson asked for and was granted a release from his scholarship.  Dykes said Wilkerson came to him “and said it wasn’t working out. … It’s just kind of time to move on.”

Coming out of high school in Danville, Calif., in 2010, Wilkerson was given a four-star rating by  That recruiting service rated him as the No. 6 inside linebacker in that recruiting class.

Wilkerson’s Cal career, though, was plagued by injury.  He played in three games in 2010 before suffering a season-ending injury and taking a medical redshirt.  After starting three of the 10 games in which he played in 2011, he missed the entire 2012 season after undergoing ankle surgery.

(Photo credit: Cal athletics)

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1 Response to “Cal loses one LB to injury, another to transfer”
  1. sfsugator says: Aug 20, 2013 10:25 AM

    come to southern cal

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