Former Cal defensive lineman Scarlett transfers to rival Stanford

April 15, 2015


Former California defensive lineman Brennan Scarlett has transferred to rival Stanford.

Stanford said Tuesday that Scarlett has been admitted to the university's graduate program for management science and engineering. Because he's graduating from Cal with a year of eligibility remaining, Scarlett can play immediately for the Cardinal, who are replacing three defensive linemen from last season.

Cal interim athletic director Michael Williams said last month that the Golden Bears wouldn't block Scarlett's transfer request. That came a day after Cal coach Sonny Dykes tersely confirmed Scarlett would transfer to Stanford.

Scarlett is the first graduate transfer ever for Stanford football. He had 54 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks in 18 games at Cal. Scarlett's brother, Cameron, will be a freshman running back at Stanford in the fall.