Jan. 20, 2010
BERKELEY - Former Cal football players DeSean Jackson (2005-07) and Alex Mack (2005-08) have been honored by Pro Football Weekly and the Professional Football Writers Association of America for their performances during the 2009 NFL season. Jackson was selected to the All-NFL team chosen by the organizations, while Mack earned a spot on the All-Rookie squad.
Jackson led the NFL with an average of 15.2 yards per punt return and was one of only two NFL players to bring back a pair of punts for a touchdown. He finished with 29 punt returns for 441 yards. Jackson was also among NFL leaders in receiving with 62 regular-season catches for 1,156 yards (No. 12-T NFL) and an 18.6 yards per catch average that was second in the league. He also caught nine touchdown passes to rank tied for 10th in the league.
Mack started all 16 games as a rookie center for the Cleveland Browns.