Cary Whittingham Athlete Profile

#54 Cary Whittingham

Position: Linebacker Height: 6-2 Weight: 224 Roster Years: 1981-1985 Hometown: Provo, UT Last School: Provo High School

Personal

Born in San Luis Obispo, Calif., to Fred and nancy Whittingham ... father is former BYU assistant coach (`73 to `8`) who now coaches for the Los Angeles Rams ... older brother, Kyle, was an All-WAC linebacker at BYU ... was heavily recruited by UCLA, Nebraska, Alabama and Utah State.

Before BYU

Was all-state and All-American in football at Provo High ... set the state record in the shot put at 60 1/2 feet ... coached by Frank Henderson (Weber State).

Stats

YEAR  SOLO   AST   TOTAL  TFL/YDS    SACKS/YDS   INT/YDS   PBU   QBH   FR  FF
1983 26 66 92 1 1 0 3 9 0 0
1984 51 96 147 0 0 1 5 6 0 1
1985 34 55 89 2 2 0 5 3 0 0



1981 | Freshman Year

Saw the most varsity defensive action of any freshman ... played some with the jayvees.

1983 | Sophomore Year

Started at linebacker and was linebacker of the week vs. Bowling Green and San Diego State ... injured his hand vs. Utah State.

1984 | Junior Year

Honorable mention All-Western Athletic Conference ... linebacker of the game vs. Colorado State and San Diego State ... intercepted a pass vs. Utah State, the first of his college career, snuffing out a USU scoring drive on the BYU 30 ... younger brother Freddie saw action as a fullback in 10 games.

1985 | Senior Year

Played in the Senior Bowl ... broke his thumb in the UCLA game and missed several games thereafter because of that injury ... returned to start the San Diego State game ... broke his wrist during spring drills.