Andrew Luck drops back, needing a touchdown to win the game. A handful of ticks left on the clock. A raging doosh coaching on the Stanford sideline. Luck lets fly, right into the hands of Mike Mohamed. PEACE BE UPON HIM!
Of course, what he'll really be remembered for is arguably the greatest interception in Big Game history. Joining the likes of Vince Ferragamo, Joe Igber and Steve Levy in the pantheon of unforgettable Big Game heroes is about as high an honor as a Cal player can aspire to.
Not all that fearsome looking, to be honest. Good that he cut it.
As far as memories of Mike Mohamed, I will always (obviously) remember his epic interception to seal victory in the 2009 Big Game. But I'll also remember that as sort of a microcosm of his career. Mohamed always seemed to be johnny on the spot (or is that mikey on the spot?) in pass coverage. Think about it -- he came up with memorable interceptions in not only the 2009 Big Game, but in the 2008 Big Game, the Emerald Bowl, and 2008 Ucla game, and the 2010 Colorado game. All were significant plays. He just seemed to have a knack for being in the right place and making the play in pass coverage.