Cade Uluave

American football player (born 2005)
Cade Uluave
California Golden Bears – No. 27
Personal information
Born: (2005-05-02) May 2, 2005 (age 19)
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career history
CollegeCalifornia (2023–present)
High schoolMountain Ridge (UT)
Career highlights and awards
  • Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year (2023)
  • Stats at

Cade Uluave (born May 2, 2005) is an American football linebacker for the California Golden Bears. He was named the Pac-12 Conference Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2023.

Early life

Uluave was born on May 2, 2005, and grew up in South Jordan, Utah.[1] His father was also a college football linebacker at Southern Utah University .[2] He attended Mountain Ridge High School and played football, baseball and track and field.[2] In football, he was a two-way player as a linebacker and running back, running for 1,638 yards and 26 touchdowns while totaling 154 tackles and five sacks in his high school career.[1][2][3] Ranked a three-star recruit, the 11th-best player in the state and the 72nd-best linebacker nationally by 247Sports, Uluave committed to play college football for the California Golden Bears.[4][5]

College career

Uluave expected to see action on special teams as a true freshman at California in 2023, but after an injury to Jackson Sirmon he began to see extensive playing time on defense.[2] He received Pac-12 Conference player of the week honors several times and finished the season with 13 games played, six as a starter.[1][6][7] He was the leader in the conference among freshmen in tackles and tackles-for-loss (TFLs), totaling 66 tackles, 6.5 TFLs, 2.5 sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries en route to being named the Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year.[8][9] He was selected third-team all-conference by Phil Steele and was named a freshman All-American.[10]


  1. ^ a b c "Cade Uluave". California Golden Bears.
  2. ^ a b c d Faraudo, Jeff (November 1, 2023). "Cal Football: Cade Uluave Impresses at Linebacker . . . Briefly at Running Back". Sports Illustrated.
  3. ^ Walker, Sean (September 1, 2022). "In Mountain Ridge's short history, few have shined like Cal commit Cade Uluave".
  4. ^ Faraudo, Jeff (June 11, 2022). "Cal Football Recruiting: Bears Land 2023 Linebacker Cade Uluave From Utah". Sports Illustrated.
  5. ^ Young, Ryan (June 11, 2022). "Cal lands third commitment as LB Cade Uluave picks the Bears".
  6. ^ Curtis, Jake (November 13, 2023). "Cal LB Cade Uluave Wins Two Pac-12 Player of the Week Awards". Sports Illustrated.
  7. ^ Curtis, Jake (November 27, 2023). "Three Cal Players Earn Weekly Pac-12 Football Honors". Sports Illustrated.
  8. ^ Kroner, Steve (December 14, 2023). "Cal's heady, speedy linebacker Cade Uluave thriving as a freshman". San Francisco Chronicle.
  9. ^ Curtis, Jake (January 17, 2024). "Cal's Cade Uluave Named to Freshman All-America Squad". Sports Illustrated.
  10. ^ "Uluave Named FWAA Freshman All-American". Pac-12 Conference. January 16, 2024.

External links

  • California Golden Bears bio
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Pac-12 Football Player of the Year winners
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