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Four Pro Bears Earn Spots On NFL’s 2010s All-Decade Team

April 6, 2020
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BERKELEY – Cal had four former players named to the NFL's 2010s All-Decade Team announced by the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Monday with the Golden Bears' four selections tying Pitt for the most of any college football program. Cal was the only school to boast three players on the offensive side of the ball in running back Marshawn Lynch, center Alex Mack and quarterback Aaron Rodgers, while defensive end Cameron Jordan was selected to the defensive squad. All four of Cal's selections played most recently in the NFL in 2019.

The four former Cal players on the NFL's 2010s All-Decade Team are among a total of nine from the Pac-12 with no other school from the conference having more than one and also equal the four produced by the quartet of 2019 College Football Playoff teams.

The 55-member team of 53 players and two coaches is the result of votes cast over the last several weeks by the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 48-member selection committee. Only players who received at least one selection to a Pro Bowl, Associated Press All-Pro team or Pro Football Writers Association all-conference team during the 2010-19 seasons were eligible.

Cal now has a total of six former players on the NFL's All-Decade Teams that were first named in 1969 and stretch back retroactively to the 1920's with linebacker Hardy Nickerson (1990's) and tight end Tony Gonzalez (2000's) the previous selections.

Below are notes on the four former Cal players selected Monday with links to their NFL.com profile pages available by clicking on each of their names.
 
Cameron Jordan, DE
Cal (2007-10), New Orleans Saints (2011-19)
• Five-Time Pro Bowl (2013, 2015, 2017-19)
• First-Team All-Pro (2017)
• Second-Team All-Pro (2018-19)
• First-Team All-Pac-10 (2010)
• Has played in all 144 NFL games possible in career with 143 starts
• Seventh-most sacks in NFL in 2010's (87.0)
• NFL Career Stats – 463 tackles, 87.0 sacks
• Cal Career Stats – 175 tackles, 16.5 sacks
 
Marshawn Lynch, RB
Cal (2004-06), Buffalo Bills (2007-10), Seattle Seahawks (2010-15, 2019), Oakland Raiders (2017-18)
• Super Bowl Champion (XLVIII)
• Five-Time Pro Bowl (2008, 2011-14)
• First-Team All-Pro (2012)
• Second-Team All-Pro (2014)
• Third-most rushing TDs (68) and fourth-most rushing yards (7812) in the NFL in the 2010s
• NFL Career Stats – 10413 rushing yards, 85 rushing TDs
• Pac-10 Offensive Player Of The Year/First-Team All-American (2006)
• Cal Career Stats – 3230 rushing yards (#2 all-time at Cal), 29 rushing TDs (#3 all-time at Cal)
 
Alex Mack, C
Cal (2005-08), Cleveland Browns (2009-15), Atlanta Falcons (2016-19)
• Five-Time Pro Bowl (2008, 2011-14)
• First-Team All-Pro (2012)
• Second-Team All-Pro (2014)
• Has played in every game in 10 of his 11 NFL seasons (165 of 176 total possible games with all his appearances starts)
• Two-Time Outstanding Pac-10 Lineman Of The Year (2007-08)/Two-First-Team All-American (2007-08)
• Draddy Trophy (2008) … awarded to top student-athlete in college football … now named Campbell Trophy
• Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete Of The Year (2008)
 
Aaron Rodgers, QB
Cal (2003-04), Green Bay Packers (2005-19)
• Super Bowl Champion (XLV)
• Super Bowl MVP (XLV)
• Two-Time NFL MVP (2011, 2014)
• Eight-Time Pro Bowl (2009, 2011, 2012, 2014-16, 2018-19)
• Two-Time First-Team All-Pro (2011, 2014)
• Second-Team All-Pro (2012)
• Associated Press Athlete Of The Year (2011)
• Third-most passing TDs (305) and seventh-most passing yards (7812) in the NFL in the 2010s
• NFL Career Stats – 3913-6061, 46946 Yards, 364 Passing TDs
• Cal's all-time passer efficiency leader (150.3)
• Cal Career Stats – 424-665, 5469 Yards, 43 Passing TDs

 
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