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Cal defensive lineman James Looney Named to Bronco Nagurski Award watch list

One of the Most Prestigious Awards in College Football

Per Cal Bears, our very own James Looney is named to the Bronco Nagurski Trophy that is given to the best defensive player of each college football season.

Created in 1993 by the Football Writers Association of America, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy is awarded to the best defensive player in college football and is presented by the Charlotte Touchdown Club. The award was established to complement the Heisman Trophy Award, which at the time had never been presented to a defensive player.

Personally I believe that besides DA, he is James is the key to our team’s success on defense.

Here are the statistics that James racked up over the years, however, as a lot of Cal fans could say, these stats don’t measure up to the actual impact he has on the opposition defenses. Often commanding double teams and forcing runs away from himself.

Defense & Fumbles Table
Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2013 Wake Forest ACC FR DE 4 0 3 3 0.5 0.5 0 0 0 0 1 0
*2015 California Pac-12 SO DT 12 16 20 36 3.0 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2016 California Pac-12 JR DT 11 18 33 51 7.5 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Career Overall 34 56 90 11.0 3.5 0 0 0 2 3 0
Wake Forest 0 3 3 0.5 0.5 0 0 0 0 1 0
California 34 53 87 10.5 3.0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 7/14/2017.