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Evan Weaver

School

California

Position
Inside Linebacker
Major
American Studies

Classroom

Evan Weaver is on track to graduate. He has consistently improved in the classroom throughout his time at Cal and received a 3.0 GPA in his most recent spring semester.

Character

Weaver’s character is off the charts. His work ethic and accountability both for himself and others is at an extremely high level. He has the ability to hold others accountable to a similar standard that sets him apart from so many of his peers. He is one of, if not the, most respected player on the team by his teammates and coaches. He puts in the work both on and off the field that it takes to be successful. He is extremely well-liked by all around him and also has a tremendous sense of humor.

Community

Weaver has volunteered with several organizations including Breast Intentions, an organization that helps underprivileged women gain dignity and confidence through professionally fitted bras in a fun and caring environment. His mother, Christine Weaver, is the president of the state of Washington’s chapter. He has also visited schools in Oakland with the Cal football team and in his hometown of Spokane, teaching the children the importance of school and getting a degree.

Competition

Weaver has an incredibly strong and long resume in terms of competition. Weaver was a first-team All-Pac-12 choice as a junior in 2018 when he recorded a career-high 159 tackles to rank tied for second on Cal’s all-time single season list. He has started his 2019 senior season on an accelerated pace with 30 tackles in the first two games including a career-high-tying 18 to lead Cal to a 20-19 Week 2 victory at No. 14/12 Washington that earned him national and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors. Weaver is second in the country with an average of 15.0 tackles per contest through the first two games of 2019 while his 10.0 solo tackles per contest are tied for first. He also had one of the most memorable moments in Cal football history as a junior when he intercepted a Washington pass and ran it back 37 yards for Cal’s only touchdown in a 12-10 win over the eventual Pac-12 champions.

His 2018 list of honors includes the following: second-team All-America (Pro Football Focus), first-team (Associated Press, Pro Football Focus) and second-team (Athlon, Pac-12 Coaches, Phil Steele) All-Pac-12.

(All stats as of nomination time.)