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Cal Wins Another Trio Of Pac-12 Player Of The Week Honors

November 27, 2023
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BERKELEY – A trio of players from the California football team – Jaydn Ott (Special Teams), David Reese (Defensive Line) and Cade Uluave (Defensive) – earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors Monday when the conference announced its Week 13 performance awards, presented by Nextiva.

Cal has captured eight of the 18 possible weekly honors bestowed by the conference over the past three weeks with Uluave, a candidate for the league's Defensive Freshman of the Year award, winning three of those. Ott, an All-American candidate and the Pac-12's regular-season rushing champion, was honored for the first time this season and the fourth time in his career, while Reese was selected for the first time.

Cal captured 10 Pac-12 Player of the Week selections during the 2023 regular season with the first seven by Brian Driscoll (Offensive Line – Week 1 vs. North Texas, Week 11 vs. Washington State), Fernando Mendoza (Freshman – Week 12 at Stanford), Barrett Miller (Offensive Line – Week 12 at Stanford), Uluave (Defensive and Newcomer – Week 11 vs. Washington State) and Lachlan Wilson (Special Teams – Week 5 vs. Arizona State).

Cal (6-6, 4-5 Pac-12) won its final three games to become bowl-eligible for the first time since 2019 and will learn which bowl it will be selected for Sunday.

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Below are notes on Ott, Reese and Uluave with extended bios available by clicking on their names.
 
Jaydn Ott, RB, 6-0, 200, So., 2nd Season At Cal (Chino, CA/Norco HS/Bishop Gorman HS)
– Returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown on his first career kickoff return during Cal's 33-7 victory at UCLA after the Bruins had briefly taken a 7-6 lead in the second quarter. He added 80 yards rushing - the third-most allowed to an individual by the nation's top-ranked rushing defense while totaling a game-high 181 all-purpose yards.
– Has rushed 229 times for 1,260 yards with 11 touchdowns on the ground this season, while adding 21 receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns. He's totaled a career-high 1501 all-purpose yards and 14 touchdowns overall.
– Leads the Pac-12 and ranks among the nation's top 10 in rushing yards per game (114.5, No. 5 NCAA), all-purpose yards per game (136.45, No. 8 NCAA) and rushing yards (1260, No. 10 NCAA)
 
David Reese, EDGE, 6-2, 240, R-Sr., 6th Collegiate Season/1st Season At Cal (Fort Pierce, FL/Florida/Vero Beach HS/Fort Pierce Central HS)
– Matched career-highs with 3.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks (-23 yards) among his four tackles at UCLA; also had one forced fumble
– Has contributed a career-high 31 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and6.5 sacks (-58 yards), three forced fumbles, two pass breakups and four quarterback hurries, with the tackles for loss, tackle for loss yards, sacks, sack yards and forced fumbles all either team highs or sharing the team lead
 
Cade Uluave, ILB, 6-1, 230, Fr., 1st Season At Cal (South Jordan, UT/Mountain Ridge HS)
– Registered a game-high 12 tackles, a career-high 2.0 tackles for loss (-5 yards), 1.0 sack (-2 yards) and one of his two career interceptions at UCLA
– Has contributed 58 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss (-42 yards), 2.5 sacks (-26 yards), two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries that he has returned for 51 yards and a touchdown, two interceptions and three pass breakups

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Cal Wins Another Trio Of Pac-12 Player Of The Week Honors

2,755 Views | 4 Replies | Last: 2 mo ago by Cal88
MoragaBear
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Early last month, who had Uluave and Reese winning Pac-12 Player of the Week and Ott for special teams? And Uluave winning 3 (!) and Cal winning 6 of the last 12 POW awards?
01Bear
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Honestly, it's very impressive how the team rallied and the players balled out to end the season. This team is very mentally tough. Justin Wilcox deserves some credit for keeping his players focused and ready to play after the tough losses in the middle of the season.

But really, kudos to our stud Cal players! Way to go Ott, Reese, and Uluave!!!
WalterSobchak
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Uluave winning DPOW in the Traitor Bowl over the guy who bailed is sweet, sweet revenge.
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Cal88
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01Bear said:

Honestly, it's very impressive how the team rallied and the players balled out to end the season. This team is very mentally tough. Justin Wilcox deserves some credit for keeping his players focused and ready to play after the tough losses in the middle of the season.

But really, kudos to our stud Cal players! Way to go Ott, Reese, and Uluave!!!

Good player development, guys got better as the season progressed.
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