Mohamed Named CFPA's LB Honorable Mention Performer of the Week
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  11/22/2009

Nov. 22, 2009

ATLANTA - Cal linebacker Mike Mohamed was honored Sunday by the College Football Performance Awards as one of the CFPA's Linebacker Honorable Mention Performers of the Week. Mohamed preserved a 34-28 Cal victory in the Big Game at Stanford on Saturday when he intercepted Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck at the Cal 3-yard line with 1:36 remaining in the contest. Mohamed also had a team-high 10 tackles as he was honored with a weekly national honor for the first time in his career.

Mohamed leads the Pac-10 with a career-high 100 tackles in 2009 and ranks No. 35 nationally with an average of 9.09 stops per contest. He has five double-digit tackle games this season, while recording at least seven tackles in 10 of 11 games and at least nine stops in eight of those contests. His three interceptions lead the Bears and his 0.27 picks per game rank tied for sixth in the Pac-10.

Mohamed is the seventh Cal player to be honored by the CFPA in 2009. Others include P Bryan Anger, TB Jahvid Best, QB Kevin Riley, WR/RET Jeremy Ross, DB Syd'Quan Thompson and TB Shane Vereen.

Cal will enjoy a bye week before traveling to Washington (3-7, 2-5 Pac-10) for the final regular season game of the 2009 season for both teams on Saturday, Dec. 5 (3:30 p.m. PT). The contest will be televised live on Comcast SportsNet California.

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