Mychal Kendricks has been named Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year:
Kendricks, a senior from Fresno, Calif., leads the Golden Bears and ranks fourth in the Pac-12 with 8.0 tackles per game (96 total). He is also tied for third in the Conference with 13 tackles for loss. Kendricks has played a key role on a Cal defense that ranks 27th nationally in total defense, holding opponents to 339.42 yards per game, and has amassed 2.67 sacks per game to rank seventh. Kendricks has recorded three sacks for 30 yards this season. He is Cal’s active career leader in several defensive categories including tackles (248), tackles for loss (35) and sacks (13.5). California’s defense held seven opponents to 15 or fewer points this season.
1st Team All-Pac 12: WR Keenan Allen, OL Mitchell Schwartz, LB Mychal Kendricks, and P Bryan Anger
2nd Team All-Pac 12: DL Trevor Guyton
Honorable Mention: DB D.J. Campbell, DB Sean Cattouse, OL Justin Cheadle, LB D.J. Holt, WR Marvin Jones, TE Anthony Miller, RB Isi Sofele, OL Matt Summers-Gavin, PK Giorgio Tavecchio, and DL Aaron Tipoti