Mychal Kendricks Named Pac-12 Defensive Player Of The Year

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 01: California Golden Bears football linebacker Mychal Kendricks speaks to reporters during the Bay Area college football media day at the Hotel Nikko on August 1, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Players and coaches from Stanford, Cal and San Jose State football programs met with reporters ahead of the new season during Bay Area college football media day. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Check out this tweet from Gorcey:

LB Mychal Kendricks named Defensive Player of the Year.

 Here are some numbers.

Mychal Kendricks is 3rd overall in the Pac-12 for tackles:

Name Team Yr Pos G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
1 Cort Dennison Washington SR LB 12 60 53 113 9.42
2 Chaz Walker Utah SR LB 12 44 56 100 8.33
3 Mychal Kendricks California SR LB 12 60 35 95 7.92

 

And he is 4th overall in tackles for loss:

Name Team Yr Pos G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
1 Chase Thomas Stanford SR LB 12 17.5 96 1.46
2 Scott Crichton Oregon St FR DL 12 14.5 63 1.21
3 Nick Perry USC JR DL 12 13.0 64 1.08
4 Mychal Kendricks California SR LB 12 12.5 52 1.04

 

Congrats to Kendricks, who definitely deserves this!  He had to replace Mike Mohamed and move back from the outside to the inside, which was no easy task.  And with some injuries to our outside linebackers the past few months, his role is more important than ever. Leading one of the top defenses in the conference with so little help is hard to do, but Kendricks stepped up and handled it all and excelled while doing it!

GO BEARS!

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