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DJ Calhoun
Player Profile:
DJ Calhoun 1801244
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 225
Year: Junior
Hometown: El Cerrito, Calif.
High School: El Cerrito
Experience: 1 Letter




  • Looks to compete for a starting spot at one of the linebacker positions
  • Has tremendous strength and size for the position 
  • Has great range in pass coverage and physicality in run support


  • Recorded 26 tackles on the season, 6.5 of which were sacks.
  • Had one tackle against Arizona (11/21), a sack.
  • Had a career high 1.5 sacks against Colorado (10/10) on six tackles and followed that effort with a new career best 2.0 sacks against Utah (10/17)

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 on the season, making six starts
  • Finished with 35 tackles on the year
  • Had 7.0 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)
  • 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)


  • 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
  • Listed by 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 as the No. 28 overall prospect in the west region and the region’s third-best linebacker recruit; Listed by 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
  • 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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