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#4 DJ Calhoun
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 215
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: El Cerrito, Calif.
High School: El Cerrito
Experience: 1 Letter

 Overview:

  • Looks to compete for a starting spot at one of the linebacker positions.
  • Good strength and size for a player his age.
  • Regarded as one of the most intense high school defenders in the nation and an incredible leader.
  • Has great range in pass coverage and physicality in run support.
  • A hard-hitter and considered one of the toughest high school football players in America.
  • The top high school defensive player in ASU’s 2014 class.
  • Enrolled at ASU in January 2014

Freshman (2014):

  • Became one of eight Sun Devils all-time to start the season opener as a true freshman and recorded five tackles in his debut.

  • Named a Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America.

  • All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention.

  • SCOUT 2014 All-America selection. 
  •  Calhoun appeared in all 13 games for the Sun Devils this season, making six starts.
  • Finished with 35 tackles on the year.

  •  Had seven tackles for a loss, good for fifth on the team

  • Had five tackles and a TFL in his first career start against Weber State (8/28).
  • Had a career high seven tackles against Colorado (9/13) and his first career fumble recovery.
  • Topped his previous career high with nine against USC, including his first career sack and a career high 2.5 tackles for loss
  • Had two tackles for loss against Oregon State (11/15)
  • Had a sack and three tackles against Washington State (11/22)

 

 

High School: 

  • Unanimously regarded as a four-star prospect.
  • Participated in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Game and was chosen to be a team captain for the West.
  • Rated by PrepStar as the No. 99 overall prospect in America.
  • Listed by Rivals.com as the No. 12 linebacker recruit in the country.
  • Ranked by Scout.com as the No. 145 overall prospect in the country and the No. 13 outside linebacker recruit in the nation.
  • Also ranked by Scout.com as the No. 28 overall prospect in the west region and the region’s third-best linebacker recruit.
  • Listed by Rivals.com as the No. 12 outside linebacker prospect in the nation and the No. 183 overall recruit in the country.
  • Rated by ESPN as the No. 16 outside linebacker prospect in the nation.
  • Ranked by 24-7 Sports as the No. 183 overall prospect in the nation, the No. 13 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 22 overall recruit in the state of California.
  • Mentioned on the Tacoma (Wash.) News Tribune’s “Western 100” list after his senior season.
  • As a junior in 2012 he was named League Defensive Player of the Year and unanimous First Team All-League as well as First-Team All-East Bay as a junior.
  • Chose ASU over virtually the entire Pac-12 as well as offers from Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Houston, Miami (Fla.), Nebraska, Nevada, San Diego State, Utah State and UTEP.
  • Coached by Kenny Kahn at El Cerrito High.
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