July 12, 2012
BERKELEY - Cal senior offensive lineman Matt Summers-Gavin and senior defensive lineman Aaron Tipoti were named Thursday to the Outland Trophy watch list as selected by the Football Writers Association of America. The Outland Trophy is awarded to the best interior lineman in college football on either side of the ball. Presented annually since 1946, the prestigious honor is the third oldest award in major college football and named after the late John Outland, an All-American lineman at Penn and Kansas at the turn of the century.
Summers-Gavin has previously earned 2012 preseason first-team All-Pac-12 honors from Phil Steele and Blue Ribbon, while being named second-team all-conference by Athlon and third-team according to Lindy's. He started all 13 games in 2011 and was a third-team All-Pac-12 pick of Steele, while the league's coaches selected him honorable mention. He has played in 32 games over the last three seasons for the Golden Bears and is Cal's active career leader with 25 starts.
Tipoti is also a 2012 preseason first-team All-Pac-12 choice of Steele and a 2011 honorable mention all-conference pick of the league's coaches, while adding a third-team All-Pac-12 selection from College Sports Madness last year. He recorded career highs of 25 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss (-22 yards), 1.5 sacks (-15 yards), one pass breakup and one forced fumble over 11 games and six starts in 2011.
Season tickets for Cal's return to a renovated Memorial Stadium in 2012 are currently on sale by calling (800) GO BEARS (800-462-3277), online at CalBears.com, or in person at the Sales and Service Center located in the Haas Pavilion Club Room Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. PT. More season-ticket information is available at CalBears.com. For updates on the progress of the renovation and retrofit of Memorial Stadium, visit californiamemorialstadium.com.
In addition to the Sept. 1 season-opener vs. Nevada, Cal's seven-game home schedule in 2012 includes contests against Pac-12 foes Arizona State, Oregon, Stanford, Washington and UCLA, as well as a non-conference game against Southern Utah.