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Cameron Jensen Athlete Profile

#35 Cameron Jensen

Position: Linebacker Height: 6-2 Weight: 247 Roster Years: 2003-2006 Hometown: Bountiful, UT Last School: Ricks Junior College

Career Summary

Cameron Jensen transferred to BYU from Ricks Junior College after leading the school in tackles and earning all-conference honors as a true freshman. He continued to lead his team in tackles for three years at BYU. Jensen was the only BYU defender since 1977 to lead his team in tackles in three consecutive seasons. The three-year letter winner played in 35 of 36 career games as a Cougar and was a three-time All-Mountain West Conference honoree. Jensen earned Academic All-MWC honors as well and served as a team captain for two years. He captained a defensive unit ranked 10th nationally in points allowed per game with just 14.7 points per game in 2006.

Professional

  • Signed free agent deal with the Seattle Seahawks in 2007

Personal

  • Parents are Gordon and Mary
  • Father played both basketball and baseball at the University of Utah
  • Mother, Mary, was a Cougarette at BYU
  • Served a Church mission to Rostov, Russia
  • Recruited by Oklahoma, UCLA, Arizona and Utah

Before BYU

Bountiful High School

  • Helped lead the Braves to the 4A state championship game
  • Earned both 4A Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player-of-the-Year honors as a senior
  • With a 3.85 grade-point average, was honored as a National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete
  • Three-year letter-winner

Other College

Ricks Junior College

  • Led Ricks College in tackles and earned all-conference honors as a true freshman

Stats

Yr   Solo   Ast   Total   TFL/Yds   Sacks/Yds   Int/Yds   PBU   QBH   FR  FF
2004  49    54     103    12.0/30    1.0/10      2/26      2     2     2   1
2005  44    40      84     6.0/17    1.0/6       0/10      4     1     1   0
2006  57    50     107     9.5/44    4.0/32      3/20      3     0     3   0
Total 150   144    294    27.5/91    6.0/48      5/56      9     3     6   1


2003 | Redshirt Year

  • Redshirted after returning from a Church mission in Russia
  • Received Prep Defensive Player of the week honors for Georgia Tech and Notre Dame

2004 | Sophomore Year

  • An Academic All-Mountain West Conference selection
  • Earned MWC honorable mention honors
  • Started all 11 games at middle linebacker
  • Lettered as a sophomore
  • Recorded a team-leading 103 tackles on the season
  • Registered five double-digit tackle performances during the season
  • Credited with a season-high 12 tackles against UNLV
  • Tallied a season-high nine solo tackles at Stanford
  • Had a team-high 12 tackles for a combined loss of 30 yards, including one sack (vs. Boise State)
  • Credited with two interceptions on the season, including a 26-yard return for a touchdown against UNLV
  • Participated in spring drills and posted five tackles in the annual Blue-White scrimmage, including three solo takedowns. He was also credited with two tackles for a loss, including one sack

2005 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Named Academic All-MWC
  • Named team defensive MVP
  • Played in 11 games during the season
  • Registered more tackles than any other Cougar with 84 tackles on the season, including 44 solo takedowns
  • Credited to one sack against Utah for a 6 yard loss
  • Registered four interceptions on the season
  • Credited to one pass break-up and one QB hit
  • Bronko Nagurski Trophy candidate
  • 2005 Preseason Mountain West All-Conference selection
  • Phil Steele's College Football Preview preseason Honorable Mention All-American
  • Named a Preseason First-Team All-Mountain West Conference performer by Lindy's Football Annuals, Phil Steele's College Football Preview, Athlon Sports, Street & Smiths, Blue Ribbon Yearbook/ESPN.com and College Football News
  • Ranked as the second best linebacker in the MWC by College Football News
  • Participated in spring drills and credited with one tackles in the annual Blue-White game

2006 | Senior Year

  • Named First Team All-MWC
  • Earned letterman honors as a senior
  • Led BYU in tackles (107), solo tackles (57) and fumble recoveries
  • Second on the team with 9.5 tackles for a combined loss of 44 yards
  • Second on the team with four sacks for a combined loss of 32 yards
  • Third on team with three interceptions
  • Captained a defense that gave up only 14.7 points per game, which was 10th nationally
  • Captained a defense that ranked fourth nationally in turnover margin with +14 turnover margin (+1.08 pg)
  • Recorded four tackles and one interception against Arizona
  • Also had one interception negated by a pass interference penalty that occurred behind him
  • Registered 11 tackles against Utah State
  • Led the Cougars with 13 tackles and an interception in BYU's victory at No. 15 TCU
  • Led BYU with 13 tackles in the Cougars 33-14 win over Air Force
  • Named the MWC Defensive Player of the Week for his nine-tackle, two-sack performance at Colorado State
  • Had nine tackles against Wyoming
  • Recorded eight tackles and an interception against New Mexico
  • Led the Cougars with 10 tackles in the regular season finale against Utah
  • Recorded eight tackles and a sack in BYU's Las Vegas Bowl victory over Oregon
  • Bronko Nagurski and All-American candidate
  • Named preseason All-MWC by The Sporting News, Athlon Sports, Blue Ribbon and Phil Steele