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Four Bears Earn Phil Steele Midseason All-American Status
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  10/14/2011

Oct. 14, 2011

2011 Cal Football: Gameday Guide | Information Guide

(BERKELEY) - Four Cal football players earned a spot on Phil Steele's 2011 Midseason All-American team announced Friday. Keenan Allen led the way as a third-team selection, while Mychal Kendricks (fourth team), Bryan Anger (honorable mention) and Marvin Jones (honorable mention) were also selected.

Allen leads the Bears with 52 receptions, 828 receiving yards and four touchdown catches through six games at the midway point of the regular season. At the beginning of the week, he ranked second in the Pac-12 in both receptions and receiving yards per game as well as sixth and 11th nationally. Allen will almost assuredly move into the Pac-12 lead for receiving yards per game as he moved past former leader Robert Woods of USC following his effort against the Trojans on Thursday night when he hauled in a career-high 13 catches for 160 yards. He also inched closer to Woods' reception total.

Kendricks leads Cal in tackles (51) and tackles for loss (5.0), while adding 1.0 sack, two pass breakups and a fumble recovery (1).

Jones, who has led the team in both receptions and receiving yards each of the past two seasons, is having another big campaign and is on pace to post his best receiving numbers yet. Jones is second on the club behind Allen with 35 receptions, 530 receiving yards and three touchdown catches. All of Jones' numbers have him on pace to easily surpass the career highs of 50 receptions, 756 receiving yards and six touchdown catches he posted as a 2010 junior. Jones started the week fifth in the Pac-12 with his per game numbers in both receiving yards and receptions, ranking 40th and 45th nationally in the two categories, respectively.

Anger, who broke a 23-year-old single-season Cal record with a 45.6 yard punting average in 2010, had moved up 48 spots by the start of the week from where he was after the season opener into the No. 15 position nationally that is also the third highest in the Pac-12. His average of 44.1 yards per punt is inching near the record-setting numbers he posted a year ago despite a rare off week in the season-opener vs. Fresno State when he averaged only 35.5 yards per punt on six attempts. In 19 attempts since, he has averaged 46.8 yards per punt, with eight of those punts going for 50 yards or more including at least one in each of the past five contests and a season-long 61-yarder in his most recent outing vs. USC.

In addition, Allen and Kendricks were both first-team picks on Steele's midseason All-Pac-12 squad, while Anger and Jones were second-team all-conference selections along with Mitchell Schwartz.

Sean Cattouse, D.J. Holt, Ernest Owusu and Giorgio Tavecchio picked up third-team All-Pac-12 nods.

Cal (3-3, 0-3 Pac-12) next hosts Utah (2-3, 0-2 Pac-12) in a contest to be televised on CSN California at AT&T Park on Saturday, October 22. Kickoff time is slated for 4 p.m. PT.

The commercial radio broadcast of all Cal football contests can be heard on the IMG College Sports Radio Network, with KGO 810 AM in San Francisco serving as the flagship station and the broadcast also available live online at CalBears.com. KALX 90.7 FM offers fans the student radio broadcast.

Single-game Cal football tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at CalBears.com, or by calling the Cal Athletic Ticket Office at (800) GO BEARS.

Cal fans can also enjoy Golden Bears' football at AT&T Park in style by purchasing a single-game luxury suite. Remaining suites are located in the end zone along the first base line and include 16 game tickets. Each suite is furnished with interior and exterior HDTV's, a kitchen, wet bar and internet access.

The commercial radio broadcast of all Cal football contests can be heard on the IMG College Sports Radio Network, with KGO 810 AM in San Francisco serving as the flagship station and the broadcast also available live online at CalBears.com. KALX 90.7 FM offers fans the student radio broadcast.

Single-game Cal football tickets are also on sale now and can be purchased online at CalBears.com, or by calling the Cal Athletic Ticket Office at (800) GO BEARS.

In addition to the Utah contest, the remainder of Cal's 2011 home schedule at AT&T Park includes games against Washington State (Sat., Nov. 5) and Oregon State (Sat., Nov. 12). Starting times for both games will be announced at a later date.

After playing the last 88 seasons and every home game at Memorial Stadium since the facility opened for the 1923 Big Game, Cal is hosting its home contests outside of Berkeley in 2011 for the first time since Memorial Stadium opened while the venue undergoes an extensive renovation and retrofit. For updates on the progress of the renovation and retrofit of Memorial Stadium as well as the Memorial Stadium webcam, visit stadium.berkeley.edu.

REMAINING 2011 CAL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Day, Date - Opponent (Time, TV)
*Sat., Oct. 22 - Utah (4 p.m. CSN Bay Area)
*Sat., Oct. 29 - at UCLA (TBA)
*Sat., Nov. 5 - Washington State (TBA)
*Sat., Nov. 12 - Oregon State (TBA)
*Sat., Nov. 19 - at Stanford (TBA)
*Fri., Nov. 25 - at Arizona State (8:15 p.m. MT/7:15 p.m. PT, ESPN)
!Fri., Dec. 2 - Pac-12 Championship Game (5:20 p.m. PT, FSN)
Home Games in Bold at AT&T Park, San Francisco, Calif.; *Pac-12 Game; !Pac-12 Championship Game at Home Site of Regular-Season Champion; #Homecoming


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