Bigelow Named Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  09/19/2011

Sept. 19, 2011

2011 Cal Football: Information Guide

(BERKELEY) - Brendan Bigelow was named the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday for his performance Saturday in Cal's 63-12 win over Presbyterian that included an 88-yard kick return for a touchdown that was the 10th longest kick return in school history. Bigelow had previously been named a Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards on Sunday.

Playing in his first game as a true freshman, Bigelow became the first Golden Bear since Lavelle Hawkins (90 yards, vs. Louisiana Tech, 9/15/07) to return a kickoff for a touchdown when he went untouched on his second-quarter return.

Bigelow finished with two kick returns for 111 yards. He added two rushes for 15 yards and one reception for 11 to total 137 all-purpose yards.

Bigelow is the first Golden Bear to win a Pac-12 Player of the Week honor in 2011.

Cal (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) completed the non-conference portion of its 2011 regular-season schedule unbeaten with Saturday's victory over Presbyterian. The Bears open a nine-game Pac-12 slate at Washington (2-1, 0-0 Pac-12) this Saturday, Sept. 24 (12:30 p.m. PT). The contest will be telecast on a national basis by Fox Sports Net and will be shown locally on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

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

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

The remainder of Cal's 2011 home schedule at AT&T Park includes four contests against Pac-12 opponents USC (Thu., Oct. 13), Utah (Sat., Oct. 22), Washington State (Sat., Nov. 5) and Oregon State (Sat., Nov. 12).

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


Day, Date - Opponent (Time, TV)
*Sat., Sept. 24 - at Washington (12:30 p.m. PT, FSN/CSN Bay Area)
*Thu., Oct. 6 - at Oregon (6 p.m. PT, ESPN)
*#Thu., Oct. 13 - USC (6 p.m. PT, ESPN)
*Sat., Oct. 22 - Utah (TBA)
*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 (TBA, 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