Four Named To COSIDA Academic All-District 8 Team
BERKELEY – Cal's four selections to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 Football Team – Christopher Brooks, Matthew Cindric, Jeremiah Hunter and JH Tevis – are more than any other District 8 school. The honor recognizes top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. Brooks is being recognized with the honor for the second consecutive season, while each of the other three are being honored for the first time.
All four will be on the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot with first and second-team Academic All-America honorees announced Dec. 15.
Among the criteria to be nominated for CoSIDA Academic All-District® and All-America® honors are a cumulative 3.30 GPA, being a starter or significant substitute who has played in at least half of the team's games and for undergraduates being at your school for at least one calendar year.
Below are notes on each of Cal's four selections with an extended bio of each available by clicking on their name.
Christopher Brooks, RB, 6-1, 235, Sr., 4th Season At Cal, Oceanside, CA (El Caminos HS)
Major (Cumulative GPA) – Psychology (3.46)
— Has played in all nine games of his 2021 senior season with two starts and contributed 77 rushes for 366 yards and one touchdown, as well as 13 receptions that are tied for the most by a Cal running back, 114 yards receiving and two touchdowns that are the most by a Cal running back to total 480 all-purpose yards
— Has played in 38 of 39 possible career games including 16 starts since his arrival at Cal in 2018 and is the team's active career leader in rushes (343), yards rushing (1493), rushing touchdowns (11), total touchdowns (17), points (104) and all-purpose yards (1821)
Matthew Cindric, OL, 6-4, 295, R-Jr., 4th Season At Cal, Sammamish, WA (Skyline HS)
Major (Cumulative GPA) – Business Administration (3.83)
— Has started 24 of the team's 26 games over the past two-plus seasons with 14 starts at right guard and 10 at center including each of the first eight games of his 2021 junior campaign
— Has twice helped Cal roll up over 500 yards of total offense in 2021 and more than 200 yards rushing on three occasions
Jeremiah Hunter, WR, 6-2, 200, So., 2nd Season At Cal, Fresno, CA (Central HS)
Major (Cumulative GPA) – Undeclared (3.39)
— Has played in all eight of his career games as a 2021 sophomore including his lone career collegiate start against Sacramento State
— Has a team-high average of 18.5 yards per reception that is second in the Pac-12 (#25 NCAA), while he is second on the team in yards receiving (388) on his 21 catches
JH Tevis, DE, 6-4, 285, R-Jr., 4th Season At Cal, Piedmont, CA (Menlo School)
Major (Cumulative GPA) – American Studies (3.51)
— Has started all nine games at defensive end as a 2021 junior and is second among Cal's defensive linemen with 33 tackles while adding 5.5 tackles for loss (-14 yards), 1.0 sack (-2 yards), three pass breakups and two quarterback hurries
— Has played in 17 career games with 12 starts during the last two seasons after redshirting as a true freshman in 2019 and posted career totals of 56 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss (-25 yards), 3.0 sacks (-12 yards), three pass breakups and three quarterback hurries