Another insane weekend for California Golden Bears linebacker Evan Weaver earns him more accolades. After getting 22 tackles in Oxford, Weaver earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second time in three weeks.
Congrats to @UCLAFootball's Dorian Thompson-Robinson and Demetric Felton and @CalFootball's Evan Weaver on earning #Pac12FB Player of the Week honors!— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) September 23, 2019
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In the postgame, Weaver brought the swagger as well. “They’re a decent team. Just because they’re an SEC team they think they can just beat up on people.”
“We woke up at 3 am our time this morning. We could play at 1 am, 4 am, 11 pm. Bears in 4.”
Evan Weaver says he didn’t care what time Cal had to play Ole Miss https://t.co/DP1ifz4I1X— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) September 21, 2019
#BEARSIN4 better be trending in Cal Twitter at some point this season.
Some fun stats.
- Weaver currently has 63 tackles, 10 more than anyone else in college football, 21 more than anyone else in Power 5 football.
- Weaver is on pace for 189 tackles, two short of the FBS record of 191 set by Luke Kuechly.
- Weaver has 10 tackles or more in his last eleven games in a row. Weaver has 14 tackles or more in seven games at Cal. Weaver has 17 tackles or more in FOUR of his last seven games.
It’s early. But Evan Weaver is putting himself on the shortlist for every major college football defensive end-of-season award, and we’re not just talking about the Pac-12.