Nov. 3, 2008
BERKELEY - Cal senior linebacker Zack Follett, who recorded 11 tackles in the Bears' 26-16 victory over Oregon last Saturday, has been named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week.
Follett's selection marks the third time in five weeks that a Cal player has earned the defensive honor. Sophomore defensive end Cameron Jordan won the award after the Oct. 4 Arizona State game and sophomore linebacker Mike Mohamed was recognized following the Oct. 25 UCLA contest.
Of Follett's 11 tackles, eight were solo, three were for loss and one was a quarterback sack. He and the Cal defense limited the high-powered Ducks to just 290 yards and 16 points after they entered the game averaging nearly 475 ypg and 41 ppg.
2008 U.S. BANK PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Offense Aug. 30 Mark Sanchez, QB, USC Sep. 6 Jahvid Best, RB, CAL Sep. 13 Mark Sanchez, QB, USC Sep. 20 Marshall Lobbestael, QB, WSU Sep. 27 Jacquizz Rodgers, TB, OSU Oct. 4 Mark Sanchez, QB, USC Oct. 11 Toby Gerhart, RB, STAN Oct. 18 Keola Antolin, RB, STAN Oct. 25 Jeremiah Masoli, QB, ORE Nov. 1 Jacquizz Rodgers, TB, OSU
Defense Aug. 30 Wopamo Osaisai, CB, STAN Sep. 6 Gerald Munns, MLB, ASU Sep. 13 Rey Maualuga, MLB, USC Sep. 20 Corey Hall, DB, ARIZ Sep. 27 Greg Laybourn, S, OSU Oct. 4 Cameron Jordan, DE, CAL Oct. 11 Jairus Byrd, CB, ORE Oct. 18 Greg Laybourn, S, OSU Oct. 25 Mike Mohamed, ILB, CAL Nov. 1 Zack Follett, OLB, CAL
Special Teams Aug. 30 Kai Forbath, PK, UCLA Sep. 6 Keola Antolin, KR, ARIZ Sep. 13 Matt Evensen, PK, ORE Sep. 20 Mike Thomas, PR, ARIZ Sep. 27 Syd'Quan Thompson, PR, CAL Oct. 4 Bryan Anger, P, CAL Oct. 11 Fili Moala, DT, USC Oct. 18 Kai Forbath, PK, UCLA Oct. 25 Matt Evensen, PK, ORE Nov. 1 David Buehler, PK, USC