Jaydn Ott Named Pac-12 Freshman Of The Week
BERKELEY – Jaydn Ott earned Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors for his performance in his Cal debut in a 34-13 season-opening home victory over UC Davis last Saturday at FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium. Ott is the first Cal player to be honored with a Pac-12 weekly honor in 2022 and follows the Golden Bears' two most recent selections when Ben Coleman (Offensive Lineman) and Lu-Magia Hearns III (Freshman) were conference Players of the Week in a 41-11 win over Stanford in the 2021 Big Game.
Below are notes on Ott's performance against UC Davis as well as additional notes with his extended bio available by clicking on his name.
Jaydn Ott, RB, 6-0, 205, Fr., 1st Season At Cal (Chino, CA/Norco HS/Bishop Gorman HS)
— Ott rushed for 104 yards on 17 carries and added 26 yards receiving on two receptions including one touchdown in Saturday's win over UC Davis
— Ott became the first player to rush for 100 yards or more in his Cal debut since then redshirt freshman Shane Vereen rushed for 101 yards on nine carries in a 38-31 home win over Michigan State in the team's season-opening game against Michigan State on August 30, 2008
— Ott's 130 yards from scrimmage (rushing and receiving) against UC Davis were the most by a player in his Cal debut since Keenan Allen had 158 yards from scrimmage (38 rushing, 120 receiving) in his Cal debut against UC Davis on Sept. 4, 2010
— A preseason All-Pac-12 fourth-team selection by Phil Steele and a member of the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Watch List both announced prior to his 2022 freshman campaign
— Played 23 prep games over two seasons at Norco High School as a 2018 freshman and 2021 senior
— Rushed for 2236 yards and 30 touchdowns as a prep on 265 carries for averages of 97.2 yards per game rushing with 12 100-yard rushing games and 8.4 yards per carry, while adding 17 receptions for 228 yards and one touchdown, as well as one kick return for 16 yards for a total of 2480 all-purpose yards
— Earned MaxPreps Big XIII League Back of the Year honors as a 2021 senior when he rushed for 1140 yards and 17 touchdowns on 114 carries for a 10.0 yards per rush average, while adding 11 receptions for 154 yards as well as his lone career prep kick return for 16 yards (all career highs) and both of his career two-point rushing conversions
— Rushed for 1096 yards and 13 touchdowns on a career-high 151 carries for a 7.3 yards per rush average, while adding six receptions for 74 yards and his lone career touchdown reception as a 2018 freshman to earn MaxPreps Freshman All-American honors