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#6 Eric Kendricks
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 230
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Fresno, Calif.
High School: Hoover

UCLA -2014 Butkus Award and Lott Trophy winner ... UCLA's all-time leading tackler ... Led the Bruins in tackles in each of his last three seasons ... First in the nation in solo tackles in 2014, sixth in tackles average ... Topped the Pac-12 in tackles average (10.64) in 2012 ... His total of 150 tackles in 2012 were the most by a UCLA player since 1978 and rank third on the all-time school list.

2014 - Became UCLA's first winner of the Butkus Award ... UCLA's second straight winner of the Lott IMPACT Trophy ... Finished his career as the school's all-time leading tackler (481) going past Jerry Robinson, 1975-78, in the fourth quarter of the Stanford game ... First-team All-America selection by USA Today, si.com, Athlon, Phil Steele ... Second-team All-America pick by AP, Walter Camp, FWAA and Sporting News ... Second-team All-Pac-12 selection by the coaches ... Became just the fourth defender in school history to record at least 400 tackles during the Oregon game ... Versus Arizona, he became the third Bruin to reach the century mark for tackles in three straight seasons ... Established a school record with 11 double-digit tackle games ... Second on the all-time list with 25 career double-digit tackle games ... Made 42 career starts ... Registered his third career defensive score with an interception return at UVa ... Named National Defensive Player of the Week by Nagurski, Walter Camp, Athlon and Pac-12 Player of the Week after Virginia game in which he recorded 16 tackles, an interception return for a touchdown, a forced fumble which was returned for a touchdown by Randall Goforth ... Team co-captain ... Presented the N.N. Sugarman Award for Best Leadership, Jerry Long "Heart" Award, Henry R. Red Sanders Award for Most Valuable Player, Bobby Field UCLA Captains Award and Bruin Force Award at the team's annual banquet.

2013 - Starter in all 11 games he played in ... Team co-captain ... Honorable mention all-conference ... Led the team in tackles for the second straight season ... Ranked third in the Pac-12 in tackles average with a 8.8 per game mark. ... Blocked a punt in the Washington game ... Had four double-digit tackle games topped by 13-stop efforts at Utah and at Arizona ... Honorable mention all-conference academic team ... Presented the N.N. Sugarman Award for Best Leadership on defense, the UCLA Captains Award and the Bruin Force Award at the team banquet .

2012 - Starter in all 14 games ... Led the Pac-12 in tackles with an average of 10.64, a mark which ranked 11th in the nation ... He is the first Bruin to lead the conference in tackles since Spencer Havner in 2004 ... Kendricks also returned two fumbles for touchdowns (Houston, at Washington State), blocked a punt (USC) and made his first career interception (USC) ... His total of 150 tackles was the most by a Bruin player since Jerry Robinson registered a school-record 161 stops in 1978 ... He recorded nine games with double-digit tackles, including in each of the last seven games of the season ... He had a best of 17 tackles at Arizona State ... Made 15 stops in games at Washington State and versus Stanford ... Forced a fumble vs. USC and in the Holiday Bowl vs. Baylor ... He was named Pac-12 Player of the Week after the USC and Arizona wins ... Named honorable mention All-Pac-12 by the coaches ... Received the Donn Moomaw Award for Outstanding Defensive Player Against USC at the annual team awards banquet ... Honorable mention academic all-conference.

2011 - Saw action in all 14 games and started the final three contests ... Ranked second on team in tackles (76), tied for second with 2.0 sacks and tied for fourth with 4.5 tackles for loss ... Named an honorable mention Freshman All-American by collegefootballnews.com ... Named to honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic team ... Earned John Boncheff Jr. Memorial team award for Rookie of the Year at the annual team banquet ... Led team with seven stops vs. San Jose St., one sack ... Four tackles v. Texas ... Made seven tackles in first start at USC ... Five tackles at Oregon ... Tied for team lead with 10 tackles vs. Illinois, 0.5 for loss.

2010 - Did not see game action in his first year in the program ... Defensive winner of UCLA's Charles Pike Memorial Award for Outstanding Scout Team Player.

HIGH SCHOOL - Earned three letters at Fresno, CA Herbert Hoover HS for coach Pat Plummer ... Saw action at linebacker, quarterback, running back, kicker and punter ... Rated No. 42 middle linebacker nationally by scout.com ... Rated No. 46 outside linebacker by ESPN.com ... Ranked No. 60 among outside linebackers by rivals.com ... Rated No. 88 player in California by scout.com and No. 92 by rivals.com ... Earned three stars from scout.com and rivals.com ... PrepStar All-Region selection ... GoldenStatePreps.com All-State third team and All-NorCal first team ... Served as team captain his junior and senior seasons ... As a senior, he registered 117 tackles and two interceptions ... Scored 14 touchdowns on offense ... Named first-team all-league defense by the Fresno Bee ... As a junior, he was credited with 85 tackles and two sacks ... Named first-team all-league defense ... He scored 10 touchdowns on offense ... Also earned multiple letters in basketball (team captain and first-team all-league in '09) for coach Nick French and baseball (first-team all-league in '09 and '10) for coach Sam Flores ... Named 2010 male Tri-Athlete of the Year at his school.

PERSONAL - Full Name: Eric-Nathan M. Kendricks … Born: February 29, 1992 in Clovis, CA … He is a "leap year" baby ... Parents: Horace (Marv) Kendricks and Yvonne Thagon … Dad is a former Bruin football player (led UCLA in rushing in 1970 and 1971) who went on to play in the Canadian Football League ... Has a brother, Mychal (a former linebacker at Cal, now in the NFL, who intercepted a pass against the Bruins in 2009 and returned it for a touchdown), and a sister, Danielle ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as going to the Division 3 Championship game with his HS basketball team as a senior ... Lists former NFL standout Deion Sanders as the athlete he admires the most … Hobbies include all sports, being with friends, golf and going to the movies ... Interested in a career in the business world ... ... Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2011, Fall and Winter 2012, Winter and Spring 2013 and Winter 2014 ... Political Science major.

Career Highs
Tackles - 17 at Arizona State, 2012
Tackles for loss - 3.0 vs. Kansas State, 2014
Sacks - 2.0 vs. Kansas State, 2014; vs. Arizona, 2012
Interceptions: 1 vs. USC, 2014; at Colorado, 2014; at Virginia, 2014; atat Utah, 2013; vs. USC, 2012