Week 0: DNP

HISTORY — from college profile

Enters 2023 having played in 45 games with starts in all 28 possible over the last three campaigns of his first five seasons spanning four campaigns at Washington (2018-21) and one at Cal (2022)...Has compiled 252 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss (-28 yards), 3.5 sacks (-12 yards), two interceptions that he has returned 21 yards, three pass breakups, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 37 fumble recovery yards, one fumble recovery touchdown and one safety, while also rushing twice on fake punts for six yards and picking up first downs on each occasion

2023 (sr): Fourth-Team Preseason All-American (Athlon)...All-Pac-12 Preseason First Team (Athlon) and Second Team (Jack Follman's Way-Too-Early)

2022 (sr): Declared on Dec. 14 that he would be returning to Cal for a second season and to collegiate football for a sixth in 2023...A first-team All-Pac-12 selection in a vote of the league's coaches as well as by the Associated Press and Pro Football Focus...Was one of eight Cal players including four on defense to start all 12 games...Led the team with a career-high 104 tackles while adding career highs of 6.0 tackles for loss (-18 yards) and 3.5 sacks (-12 yards), three pass breakups, 37 fumble recovery yards and one fumble recovery touchdown, as well as a career-high-tying one forced fumble...Ranked third in the Pac-12 and among NCAA leaders in both tackles per game (8.7, #40 NCAA) and tackles (#47T NCAA)...Had 11 or more tackles four times and at least eight stops on eight occasions...Added one rush for two yards and picked up a first down on a fake punt...UC Davis (W, 34-13) – 8 tackles, 1 pass breakup...UNLV (W, 20-14) – 9 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard), 1.0 sack (-1 yard), 1 forced fumble ... Cal career-high forced fumbles ... career-high-tying forced fumbles ... Cal's Defensive Player of the Game...at Notre Dame (L, 17-24) – 15 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss (-10 yards), 1.5 sacks (-10 yards) ... career-high tackles, tackles for loss, tackle for loss yards, sacks and sack yards...Arizona (W, 49-31) – 4 tackles...at Washington State (L, 9-28) – 8 tackles ... at Colorado (L, 13-20, OT) – 8 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-3 yards), 1 interception (1-yard return), 1 pass breakup ... career-high-tying interceptions ... Washington (L, 21-28) – 11 tackles...Oregon (L, 24-42) – 13 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard)...at USC (L, 35-41) – 5 tackles...at Oregon State (L, 10-38) – 5 tackles, 2 pass breakups ... career-high pass breakups ... Stanford (W, 27-20) – 5 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard), 1.0 sack (-1 yard), 37 fumble recovery yards, fumble recovery TD ... career-high fumble recovery yards and touchdowns .... provided one of the biggest highlights of 2022 season and Big Game history when he picked up a fumble by teammate Jeremiah Earby and took it 37 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to key a 27-20 comeback victory (credited with fumble recovery yards and fumble recovery touchdown but no fumble recovery)....one of three players to be selected as a Cal Player of the Week (Big Game Hero) along with Jaydn Ott and Daniel Scott ... UCLA (L, 28-35) – 13 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss (-2 yards), 1.0 sack (-1 yard); 1 rush, 2 yards ... rushed for his second career first down on his second career carry on a fake punt ... All-Pac-12 Preseason First Team (Athlon, Pac-12 Media, Phil Steele) ... East-West Shrine Bowl 1000 list ... Transferred to Cal from Washington in January and was dual enrolled as a student at the schools from January-March ... Participated in the Golden Bears' spring practice sessions
—at University of Washington—

Played for the huskies from 2018-21 ... Compiled four-year totals over 33 games played and 16 starts of 147 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss (-10 yards), one interception that he returned 20 yards, one pass breakup, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one safety, while also rushing once for four yards ...


2021: Earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors as a 2021 junior when he started all 12 games and finished tied for fifth in the Pac-12 with 92 tackles, while adding 0.5 tackles for loss (-6 yards), a career-high-tying one forced fumble and a career-high-tying one interception that he returned for a career-high 20 yards, one pass breakup and his lone career safety ...


2020 (soph): Started all four games and contributed 27 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss (-2 yards) and a career-high-tying one fumble recovery, while also rushing a career-high-tying once for a career-high four yards for a team that finished 3-1 overall and won the Pac-12 North title but did not play in the Pac-12 Championship Game due to COVID issues during a season shortened by the pandemic ...


2019: Played in all 13 contests as a redshirt freshman and registered 28 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss (-2 yards) and a career-high-tying one fumble recovery that he returned a career-high and career-long 54 yards on Boise State’s final offensive play in a Las Vegas Bowl win ...


2018: Played in four games as a 2018 freshman but did not use a season of eligibility, contributing one tackle and a career-high-tying one fumble recovery on a team that finished 10-4 overall, won the Pac-12 and Pac-12 North, and played in the Rose Bowl before finishing the season ranked No. 13 in the final AP poll
– Earned COSIDA Academic All-District 8 honors as a 2021 junior
– Named to Pac-12 Fall Academic Honor Roll for three consecutive campaigns as a 2019 redshirt freshman, 2020 sophomore and 2021 junior
High school: Finished prep school at Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, TN)...Played on teams that won state Division II-AA titles during both his 2016 junior and 2017 senior seasons, earning All-State and All-Division II-AA honors for both squads that combined for a 23-2 overall record with his senior team finishing 13-0 and his junior squad posting a 10-2 mark...Also participated on the track and field squad for two seasons as a junior and senior in the springs of 2017 and 2018...In 204-15, attended Loyola High (Los Angeles)...Earned All-Mission League honors during one season of varsity football as a 2015 sophomore when he contributed 59 tackles, 13.0 tackles for loss and 10.0 sacks (-55 yards) for a team that finished 9-3 overall and reached the quarterfinals of the Pac 5 Division of the Southern Section playoffs...Spent one campaign on the lacrosse team as a freshman in the spring of 2015...MaxPreps High School Bio And Stats.

Recruiting Notes And Ratings (Class Of 2018)
Stars: 247Sports (4), 247Sports Composite (3), ESPN (3), Rivals (3)
National Overall Player Rankings: 247Sports (235), 247Sports Composite (415)
National Inside Linebacker Rankings: Rivals (17)
National Outside Linebacker Rankings: 247Sports (19), 247Sports Composite (26), ESPN (34)
Regional Overall Player Rankings: ESPN (304)
Tennessee Overall Player Rankings: 247Sports (7), 247Sports Composite (14), Rivals (16), ESPN (23)
Ratings/Scout Grades: 247Sports (91), 247Sports Composite (0.8863), ESPN (78), Rivals (5.7)




Born April 15, 2000...Son of Peter and Lindsay Sirmon...Father is Cal’s current defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach...Went to eight different schools prior to starting his collegiate career at Washington...Has three sisters with Austyn on the crew team at UCLA and Savanna a cheerleader at TCU...Graduated from Washington with a bachelor's degree in business administration/finance in March of 2022, earned a graduate certificate in business administration at Cal in December of 2022 and is currently enrolled in the Berkeley Haas Global Access program...Was dual enrolled at Cal and Washington from January-March of 2022