Oct. 6, 2008
Berkeley - California defensive end Cameron Jordan was selected as the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week, while redshirt freshman punter Bryan Anger was chosen as the league's Special Teams Player of the Week after their performances in the Bears' 24-14 win over Arizona State, the conference announced on Monday.
Jordan was a vital cog in Cal's defensive effort against the Sun Devils, registering a team-high eight total tackles (five solo), including two sacks, three tackles for loss and a forced fumble. The Chandler, Ariz., native helped the Cal defense limit Arizona State to just 236 yards of total offense and quarterback Rudy Carpenter, who entered the game leading the Pac-10 with 295.8 ypg through the air, to 165 yards.
For the season, Jordan has 15 tackles in four games, including four for losses, two sacks and an interception.
Anger, meanwhile, punted seven times for a 47.4 average, including a career-long 72-yarder that pinned ASU on its own 4-yard-line with less than five minutes to play. Overall, three of his kicks landed inside the ASU 10.
The Camarillo native is averaging 45.1 yards per punt this season - seventh-best in the nation. Additionally six of his 24 total punts have traveled 50+ yards and 10 of his punts have placed inside the 20-yard-line.
Cal enjoys a bye week this week, before returning to action at Arizona on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.