UCLA hosts Stanford on Nov. 24 at 3:30 in the Rose Bowl
Academic Team Features Eight Bruins
Joe Sofia leads the list with a 3.96 cumulative grade point average.
Swimmer Kelsey Hall holds highest cumulative GPA.
Images from the UCLA/Texas game on Sept. 17, 2011
UCLA - Special teams performer who also added depth at the inside linebacker positions after seeing his first career action in 2011.
2012 - Special teams performer during the season ... Named to the honorable mention all-conference academic team.
2011 - Saw action in 12 games, primarily on the special teams units ... Credited with two tackles on the season ... Saw his first action at linebacker against Illinois.
2010 - Did not see game action in his second season due to back issues.
2009 - Did not see action in his first season in the program.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered four seasons at Arcadia, CA HS for coach Jon Dimalante ... Played linebacker and H-back ... PrepStar All-America selection ... Rated No. 9 middle linebacker in the nation by scout.com ... Ranked No. 10 among linebackers by rivals.com ... Rated No. 2 middle linebacker in the West by scout.com ... SuperPrep All-American (No. 31 LB) and No. 25 prospect in Far West ... Rated No. 16 inside linebacker by Tom Lemming ... Rated No. 22 inside linebacker by ESPNU ... Member of scout.com California 101 (No. 22) ... Scout.com West Hot 150 (No. 31) ... Rated No. 25 prospect in California by rivals.com ... Earned four stars from rivals.com and scout.com ... Ranked No. 140 national prospect by scout.com ... Ranked No. 238 national prospect by rivals.com ... Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100 ... CIF-SS Southeast Division first team ... Named to GoldenStatePreps.com All-Southern California third team ... CalHiSports.com All-State third team ... As a senior, he recorded 88 tackles with 10 tackles for loss and three interceptions ... Rushed 53 times for 360 yards and four touchdowns ... Made 13 catches for 212 yards and two scores ... Recorded 122 tackles in his junior season with 11 sacks and two interceptions, both returned for touchdowns ... Totaled 528 receiving yards and scored six touchdowns ... As a sophomore, he was credited with 66 tackles, 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles ... Made 11 catches for 119 yards ... Also played three seasons of basketball for coach Jay Ryan.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Todd Nicholas Golper ... Born: May 31, 1990 in Pasadena, CA ... Parents: John and Leslie Golper ... Has two brothers, Matt and Brian ... Dad, and brother, Brian, each graduated from UCLA law school ... Lists former NFL standout Pat Tillman as the person he admires the most ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as the time he scored the winning touchdown for his high school team in the final seconds of a close game which he had dedicated to his late grandfather ... Hobbies include skimboarding, playing guitar, playing basketball, hanging out with friends, enjoying good movies and enjoying time with family ... One of three football representatives on the Bruin Athletic Council since the spring of his freshman year ... Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll in Spring 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Winter 2012 and Spring 2012 ... History major.
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