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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Former Cal Player Tyson Alualu Contributes to 31-13 North Senior Bowl Win

Jan. 30, 2010

MOBILE, AL - Former Cal football player Tyson Alualu contributed a sack for a loss of four yards, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in a 31-13 North victory over the South in the 2010 Under Armour Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Saturday. Syd'Quan Thompson, a Golden Bear teammate of Alualu for the past four years, was also on the North roster but did not play.

Alualu recorded a sack of 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow on the first play of a South drive early in the fourth quarter. His fumble recovery came in the third quarter when his North teammate Brandon Graham (Michigan) sacked the Sorth's Zac Robinson (Oklahoma State).

Alualu played all 52 games possible with 40 starts over his Cal career (2006-09), including a run of 39 consecutive starts over his final three campaigns. His final career numbers were highlighted by 195 tackles to go along with 26.0 TFL (-134 yards), 16.0 sacks (-111 yards), seven passes defended, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. Alualu earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors for the first time in his career as a senior in 2009 and led all Pac-10 defensive linemen with 65 tackles, while also contributing 7.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss.

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