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2009 Cal Football Preseason Rankings, Honors And More
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  06/04/2009

 

June 4, 2009

BERKELEY - National rankings and the first team preseason All-American selections of Bryan Anger, Heisman Trophy candidate Jahvid Best and Syd'Quan Thompson highlight the recognition Cal has received from a number of media outlets previewing the 2009 college football season. Following is a compilation of the recognition Cal has received to date.

NATIONAL TEAM RANKINGS
No. 11 (Athlon), No. 12 (Lindy's), No. 13 (ESPN.com), No. 21 (Sporting News)

PAC-10 FINISH PREDICTIONS
2nd (Athlon, Lindy's), 3rd (Sporting News)

HEISMAN WATCH
TB Jahvid Best - Favorites (Athlon), No. 4 Candidate (Lindy's), Second-Tier Favorites (Sports Network)

OTHER WATCH LISTS
P Bryan Anger - Punter of the Year (College Football Performance Awards)
TB Jahvid Best - Overall Performer of the Year (College Football Performance Awards), Running Back of the Year (College Football Performance Awards)
DB Syd'Quan Thompson - The Lott Trophy

ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
P Bryan Anger - First Team Specialists (Athlon), Second Team Specialists (Phil Steele)
TB Jahvid Best - First Team Offense (Athlon, Lindy's), Second Team Offense (Phil Steele, Sporting News)
DB Syd'Quan Thompson - First Team Defense (Athlon, Lindy's), Second Team Defense (Sporting News), Third Team Defense (Phil Steele)

ALL-PAC-10 HONORS
DL Tyson Alualu - First Team Defense (Athlon, Sporting News), Second Team Defense (Lindy's, Phil Steele)
P Bryan Anger - First Team Specialists (Athlon, Lindy's, Phil Steele, Sporting News)
TB Jahvid Best - Most Valuable Player (Lindy's), First Team Offense (Athlon, Lindy's, Phil Steele, Sporting News), Second Team Kick Returner (Athlon), Third Team Kick Returner (Phil Steele)
WR Nyan Boateng - Third Team Offense (Phil Steele)
OL Mark Boskovich - Third Team Offense (Athlon)
DB Marcus Ezeff - Second Team Defense (Phil Steele)
DB Darian Hagan - Third Team Defense (Athlon, Phil Steele)
DL Cameron Jordan - Third Team Defense (Athlon), Fourth Team Defense (Phil Steele)
LB Mike Mohamed - First Team Defense (Phil Steele, Sporting News), Second Team Defense (Athlon)
QB Kevin Riley - Third Team Offense (Athlon), Fourth Team Offense (Phil Steele)
OL Mitchell Schwartz - Second Team Offense (Lindy's), Third Team Offense (Athlon, Phil Steele)
OL Mike Tepper - First Team Offense (Lindy's, Sporting News), Second Team Offense (Athlon, Phil Steele)
DB Syd'Quan Thompson - First Team Defense (Athlon, Lindy's, Phil Steele, Sporting News), First Team Punt Returner (Athlon)
WR Verran Tucker - Fourth Team Offense (Phil Steele)
TB Shane Vereen - Fourth Team Offense (Phil Steele)

PLAYER/COACH RATINGS
P Bryan Anger - No. 3 National Punter (Lindy's)
TB Jahvid Best - No. 1 National Running Back (Lindy's), No. 1 National Running Back (Rivals), No. 2 Pac-10 NFL Talent (Lindy's), No. 7 National Overall (Sporting News)
Offensive Coordinator Andy Ludwig - No. 4 National Offensive Coach (Rivals)
Head Coach Jeff Tedford - No. 19 National Head Coach (Rivals)
DB Syd'Quan Thompson - No. 2 National Cornerback (Lindy's), No. 5 National Defensive Back (Rivals)

POSITION GROUP RATINGS
Defensive Backs - No. 6 National (Lindy's)
Offensive Line - No. 8 National (Lindy's)
Running Backs - No. 3 National (Athlon), No. 1 Pac-10 (Athlon)

MISCELLANEOUS
2009 USC at California - No. 10 National Conference Game (Lindy's)
RS DeSean Jackson - First Team All-Decade Team Specialist (Athlon)
TB Marshawn Lynch - First Team All-Decade Team Offense (Athlon)
OL Alex Mack - First Team All-Decade Team Offense (Athlon), Second Team All-Decade Offense (Lindy's)

 


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