Jared Goff (who shares the honors for Pac-12 first team quarterback with Luke Falk) was Pac-12 honorable mention in his first two seasons at Cal. This year he broke his single-season records for passing yards (4,252), touchdown passes (37) and total offense (4,260) as a 2015 junior while becoming the ninth quarterback in Pac-12 history to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a campaign. Goff completed 316-of-492 (64.2%) passes for a 156.36 passer efficiency rating that currently ranks second on Cal’s all-time single-season list.
Goff leads the Pac-12 and ranks third in the nation in touchdown passes, while he is second in the conference and fourth nationally in passing yards and passing yards per game (354.3). Goff is also second in the league and in the top seven in the country in total offense (355.0, #5 NCAA), completions per game (26.33, #5 NCAA), points responsible for (230, #7 NCAA) and points responsible for per game (19.2, #7 NCAA).
Goff has started all 36 games possible over his first three campaigns at Cal and has set 26 records including career marks for passing yards (11,733), touchdown passes (90), completions (952) and total offense (11,635). He has completed 952-of-1532 passes (62.1%) and has a 141.94 passer efficiency rating that is currently third all-time at Cal
Kenny Lawler paces Cal with 47 receptions for 583 yards with his team-high 10 touchdown catches also a career-best and tied for third on the school's all-time single-season list. Lawler has had six or more receptions five times and a pair of 100-yard receiving games as a 2015 junior with a season-high-tying seven catches for a season-high 112 yards and one touchdown at Washington followed by six catches for 105 yards and two scores against Washington State. He also tied a school record for the third time in his career with three touchdown receptions in the season-opener against Grambling State.
Lawler's 24 career touchdown catches rank third all-time at Cal, while he has other career totals of 138 receptions and 1631 yards receiving in his first three campaigns on the field over 34 games played and 19 starts.
Goff is the first Cal quarterback to make all Pac-12 first team since Aaron Rodgers in 2004, and Lawler the first wide receiver since Keenan Allen in 2011.
Several other Cal players earned Pac-12 honorable mention: Wide receiver Bryce Treggs, tight end Stephen Anderson, offensive lineman Chris Borrayo, defensive end Kyle Kragen, safety Stefan McClure, and linebacker Hardy Nickerson.
"I’m very honored to have been named first-team All-Pac-12 along with Luke [Falk]," Goff said. "There are a lot of good quarterbacks in this conference and there were several that could have been selected. My teammates played the biggest role in me obtaining this award. They are the reason I have been able to be successful this season. I can’t thank everyone enough – the receivers, offensive line, running backs and the defense for forcing turnovers. It’s an entire group effort when an individual award is named."
"It’s an amazing accomplishment and truly a blessing to be named first-team All-Pac-12," Lawler said. "I wouldn’t have been able to achieve this if wasn’t for my teammates and the tremendous competition we have at practice every day. I wanted to give a special thanks to one of the best quarterbacks in the country in Jared Goff; all of my fellow receivers for helping me get open against opposing defenses, and Darius White and all of our defensive backs that we go one-on-one with every day in practice. That’s what really makes me better. It’s a team accomplishment."
Stephen Anderson, TE, 6-3, 230, Sr., 3L, San Jose, CA (Piedmont Hills HS)
Anderson played in all 12 regular-season games with 11 starts that were most by the group's receivers as a 2015 senior and has contributed 40 catches for 460 yards with two touchdowns. He has career totals of 100 catches for 1,246 yards receiving and seven touchdown grabs.
Chris Borrayo, OL, 6-3, 310, Jr., 2L, Paramount, CA (Paramount HS)
Borrayo has started all 12 games at left guard in 2015 to run his career total to 28. He was considered the top offensive lineman for a group that have helped the Bears break school records in 2015 for total offense (6,293), passing yardage (4,425) and passing touchdowns (38) that were previously set in 2014, with an opportunity to add single-season marks during its bowl game in total yards per game, passing yards per game, completions and first downs passing. Cal also ranks fifth nationally in passing offense (368.8 ypg), ninth in total offense (524.4 ypg) and 23rd in scoring offense (36.5 ppg). The offensive line did not allow a sack against Pac-12 leader Arizona State in its regular-season finale.
Kyle Kragen, DE, 6-2, 245, Sr., 1L, Danville, CA (Diablo Valley College/San Ramon Valley HS)
Kragen was one of four Cal players to start all 12 regular-season games on defense and leads the squad in tackles for loss (7.0, -39 yards), sacks (6.0, -32 yards) and quarterback hurries (5) while ranking second on the club with 65 tackles. He also added his first career forced fumble and one pass breakup with all the numbers career highs. Kragen has career totals of 93 tackles, 12.0 tackles for loss (-51 yards) and 9.0 sacks (-47 yards) over 24 games played and 17 starts. He began his Cal career in 2013 as a junior college transfer and missed the entire 2014 campaign due to illness before returning to action in 2015.
Stefan McClure, S, 5-11, 205, Sr., 3L, Vista, CA (Vista HS)
McClure recovered from a series of injuries that caused him to miss 25 of 49 possible games including the entire 2012 campaign over his first four seasons to start all 12 regular-season contests as a fifth-year senior in 2015. He has career highs of 52 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss (-11 yards), his first career sack (-9 yards), third career fumble recovery that he returned 45 yards for his first career touchdown against Washington State and two pass breakups. McClure was also on the Wuerffel Trophy watch list and Cal's nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®.
McClure has career totals of 156 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss (-24 yards), 1.0 sack (-9 yards), two interceptions that he has returned for eight yards, nine pass breakups and three fumble recoveries that is tied for the most among active Cal players that he has returned for 45 yards and one touchdown. He also caught one pass for 11 yards as a sophomore in 2013, while his interception as a 2014 junior was one of only four thrown that season by Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota of Oregon.
Hardy Nickerson, LB, 6-0, 225, Jr., 2L, Oakland, CA (Bishop O'Dowd HS)
Nickerson started all 12 regular-season games as a 2015 junior and has a team-high 101 tackles to become the first Cal player to record 100 stops or more in a season since Mychal Kendricks registered 107 in 2011. Nickerson has also added 2.0 tackles for loss (-4 yards), 1.0 sack (-2 yards) and a fumble recovery at Washington that led to a Cal touchdown. Nickerson had a career-high 16 tackles in Cal's regular-season finale against Arizona State and has double-digit stops in five of the team's last seven contests.
Nickerson is Cal's active career leader with 235 stops over 34 games and 26 starts, while he is tied with McClure as the team's leader among current players with three fumble recoveries in addition to 9.0 tackles for loss (-27 yards), 2.0 sacks (-9 yards), one interception, one pass breakup and two forced fumbles. Nickerson's 235 career tackles puts him 23 stops from entering Cal's all-time top 10 list that includes his father Hardy Nickerson Sr. in second with 501 tackles during his four seasons at Cal from 1983-86.
Bryce Treggs, WR, 6-0, 185, Sr., 3L, Inglewood, CA (St. John Bosco HS)
Treggs has a team-high and career-best 813 yards receiving on 41 catches with six touchdown receptions to rank tied for second on the team over 12 games and five starts as a 2015 senior. He also has the team's highest yards per reception average at 19.8, longest catch with an 80-yarder at Oregon and highest single-game receiving yards total with a career-high 147 in the regular-season finale against Arizona State. In addition, Treggs has three of his seven career 100-yard receiving games over the final four regular-season contests of 2015.
Treggs ranks fourth all-time at Cal with 191 receptions, fifth with 2,363 yards receiving and 10th with 14 touchdown catches. Treggs moved past his father Brian in receptions and yards receiving during his 2015 senior season and is one scoring grab away from the 15 his father recorded from 1988-91. Treggs has a current streak of at least one reception in each of his last 38 games to rank tied for sixth in the country as well as 44 of his 45 career contests that have included 32 starts.