Nov. 5, 2009
BERKELEY - The All Sports Association announced Thursday that Cal junior linebacker Mike Mohamed is among the nominees for the 2009 Wuerffel Trophy. The honor is presented annually to the Football Bowl Subdivision player that best combines exemplary community service, with academic and athletic achievement, and is named after former Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel from the University of Florida.
The 2009 Wueffel Trophy finalists will be announced on Nov., 11, 2009 and distributed to the award's National Selection Committee for voting. Formal announcement of the winner will occur on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009. Presentation of the 2009 Wuerffel Trophy will be at the All Sports Assocation's 41st Annual Awards Dinner on Feb. 19, 2010, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Mohamed was also selected to the 2009 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 8 First-Team on Thursday for the first time in his career. All student-athletes selected to the First-Team in one of the nation's eight districts in the University division are placed on the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration. He is majoring in Business Administration and has a 3.43 cumulative GPA. He had previously earned Pac-10 All-Academic First-Team honors in 2008 and was an honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic choice in 2007.
On the field, Mohamed is the 2009 Pac-10 tackles leader with 74 total tackles for an average of 9.2 stops per game. He has led or co-led Cal in tackles in each of the last five contests, including a season-high-tying 12 in each of his two most recent outings vs. Washington State and at Arizona State. Mohamed has four double-digit tackle games this season and at least nine tackles six times, including each of the last five contests.
Cal (6-2, 3-2 Pac-10) will next host Oregon State (5-3, 3-2 Pac-10) at Memorial Stadium in a nationally-televised Fox Sports Net game this Saturday, Nov. 7 (4:00 p.m. PT). The contest will be broadcast locally on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
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