Oct. 27, 2008
BERKELEY - Sophomore linebacker Mike Mohamed has been named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Cal's win over UCLA last Saturday, the conference office announced today.
Mohamed, from Brawley, Calif., keyed the Cal defensive effort in the Bears' 41-20 victory. He had nine solo tackles, including two tackles for loss (-8) and one quarterback sack (-7), and returned an interception 19 yards for a touchdown. The Cal defense limited UCLA to one offensive touchdown, 11 first downs, 16 yards rushing on 22 carries, 253 yards total offense, posted three quarterback sacks (-24) and intercepted four passes, returning two of them for touchdowns.
The other weekly winners were from Oregon - quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and kicker Matt Evensen.
Mohamed is the fifth Bear to receive a Pac-10 honor this season. Jahvid Best claimed the offensive award after rushing for 200 yards at Washington State Sept. 6, Syd'Quan Thompson earned the special teams honor following the Sept. 27 Colorado State game when he returned a punt 73 yards for a touchdown, and both defensive end Cameron Jordan (defense) and punter Bryan Anger (special teams) were recognized following the Bears' victory over Arizona State Oct. 4.
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, ARIZ Oct. 25 Jeremiah Masoli, QB, ORE
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
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