Cal safety Damariay Drew's college career is over following an ACL tear suffered during spring ball, coach Sonny Dykes told media Wednesday.
Drew doesn't qualify for another year of eligibility.
"Hopefully he'll get into [an NFL] camp somewhere," Dykes told the San Francisco Chronicle. "He's one of those kids that, once he gets into camp, I think he'll perform well."
Drew was one of the Bears' most experienced defensive players coming into the 2016 season. Last season he recorded 71 tackles, four tackles for a loss and two interceptions.
In May 2014, Drew was charged with assault for attacking a former student during a fundraising event at a fraternity near Cal's campus. Following the incident he transferred to Butte College before being readmitted to Cal in July 2015. He walked onto the team last summer before becoming a starter for the Bears in 2015.
According to the depth chart that Cal released last month, Drew's backup is senior Khari Vanderbilt.
Cal safety Damariay Drew (ACL) done playing in college, coach says
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