2009 Cal Football Preseason Rankings, Honors And More

June 4, 2009

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National rankings and the first team preseason All-American selections of Bryan Anger, Heisman Trophy candidate Jahvid Best and Syd’Quan Thompson highlight the recognition Cal has received from a number of media outlets previewing the 2009 college football season. Following is a compilation of the recognition Cal has received to date.

 

NATIONAL TEAM RANKINGS

·         No. 11 (Athlon), No. 12 (Lindy’s), No. 21 (Sporting News)

 

PAC-10 FINISH PREDICTIONS

·         2nd (Athlon, Lindy’s), 3rd (Sporting News)

 

HEISMAN WATCH

·         TB Jahvid Best Favorites (Athlon), No. 4 Candidate (Lindy’s), Second-Tier Favorites (Sports Network)

 

OTHER WATCH LISTS

·         P Bryan AngerPunter of the Year (College Football Performance Awards)

·         TB Jahvid BestOverall Performer of the Year (College Football Performance Awards), Running Back of the Year (College Football Performance Awards)

·         DB Syd’Quan Thompson – The Lott Trophy

 

ALL-AMERICAN HONORS

·         P Bryan Anger First Team Specialists (Athlon), Second Team Specialists (Phil Steele)

·         TB Jahvid Best First Team Offense (Athlon, Lindy’s), Second Team Offense (Phil Steele, Sporting News)

·         DB Syd’Quan Thompson – First Team Defense (Athlon, Lindy’s), Second Team Defense (Sporting News), Third Team Defense (Phil Steele)

 

ALL-PAC-10 HONORS

·         DL Tyson Alualu First Team Defense (Athlon, Sporting News), Second Team Defense (Lindy’s, Phil Steele)

·         P Bryan AngerFirst Team Specialists (Athlon, Lindy’s, Phil Steele, Sporting News)

·         TB Jahvid Best Most Valuable Player (Lindy’s), First Team Offense (Athlon, Lindy’s, Phil Steele, Sporting News), Second Team Kick Returner (Athlon), Third Team Kick Returner (Phil Steele)

·         WR Nyan Boateng Third Team Offense (Phil Steele)

·         OL Mark Boskovich Third Team Offense (Athlon)

·         DB Marcus Ezeff Second Team Defense (Phil Steele)

·         DB Darian Hagan Third Team Defense (Athlon, Phil Steele)

·         DL Cameron Jordan Third Team Defense (Athlon), Fourth Team Defense (Phil Steele)

·         LB Mike MohamedFirst Team Defense (Phil Steele, Sporting News), Second Team Defense (Athlon)

·         QB Kevin RileyThird Team Offense (Athlon), Fourth Team Offense (Phil Steele)

·         OL Mitchell Schwartz Second Team Offense (Lindy’s), Third Team Offense (Athlon, Phil Steele)

·         OL Mike Tepper First Team Offense (Lindy’s, Sporting News), Second Team Offense (Athlon, Phil Steele)

·         DB Syd’Quan Thompson – First Team Defense (Athlon, Lindy’s, Phil Steele, Sporting News), First Team Punt Returner (Athlon)

·         WR Verran TuckerFourth Team Offense (Phil Steele)

·         TB Shane Vereen Fourth Team Offense (Phil Steele)

 

PLAYER/COACH RATINGS

·         P Bryan Anger No. 3 National Punter (Lindy’s)

·         TB Jahvid Best No. 1 National Running Back (Lindy’s), No. 1 National Running Back (Rivals), No. 2 Pac-10 NFL Talent (Lindy’s), No. 7 National Overall (Sporting News)

·         Offensive Coordinator Andy Ludwig No. 4 National Offensive Coach (Rivals)

·         Head Coach Jeff Tedford No. 19 National Head Coach (Rivals)

·         DB Syd’Quan Thompson – No. 2 National Cornerback (Lindy’s), No. 5 National Defensive Back (Rivals)

 

POSITION GROUP RATINGS

·         Defensive Backs – No. 6 National (Lindy’s)

·         Offensive Line – No. 8 National (Lindy’s)

·         Running Backs – No. 3 National (Athlon), No. 1 Pac-10 (Athlon)

 

MISCELLANEOUS


·         2009 USC at California – No. 10 National Conference Game (Lindy’s)

·         RS DeSean Jackson First Team All-Decade Team Specialist (Athlon)

·         TB Marshawn Lynch First Team All-Decade Team Offense (Athlon)

·         OL Alex Mack First Team All-Decade Team Offense (Athlon), Second Team All-Decade Offense (Lindy’s)


 

 

 

 

 

 

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