Sept. 9, 1997
Bobby Shaw Earns Pac-10 Player of the Week Honors
BERKELEY, Calif.--Bobby Shaw was named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week following his impressive opening game performance against the University of Houston. Shaw couldn't have asked for a better springboard for his bid for All-America honors this fall in the nationally televised opener at Houston. He was the dominant player on the field as he hauled in 11 passes for 204 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He was named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts. The 204 yards ranks as the third-best single-game receiving total in Cal history while the 11 catches ties for the 8th-best receiving effort in the school record books. Shaw keyed all 3 of Cal's first half scores as he caught a 41-yard pass to take the ball to the Houston 3-yard-line to set up Cal's first touchdown and then caught TD passes of 30 and 50 yards to help the Bears build a 21-3 lead at the intermission. He now has caught 19 TD passes in his career, an amazing stat in view of the fact he's started only 17 games in his career. A big play receiver, Shaw now has 17 catches of 30 yards or longer since the start of the 1995 season. He now ranks No. 8 on Cal's career receiving list, needing just 5 catches to take sole possession of 7th place. Below is a list of Cal's career receiving list.
Cal Career Receiving List
Name (years) No.-Yds-Ave-TD 1. Brian Treggs (1988-91) 167-2335-14.0-15 2. Na'il Benjamin (1993-96) 165-2196-13.3-13 3. Mike Caldwell (1989-93) 139-1999-14.4-13 4. Steve Rivera (1973-75) 138-2085-15.1-9 5. Steve Sweeney (1970-72) 132-2043-15.5-21 6. Sean Dawkins (1990-92) 129-2124-16.5-31 7. Dwight Garner (1982-85) 120-1027-8.6-1 8. Bobby Shaw (1994-97) 116-1842-15.9-19