Four UCLA football players named to All-American teams

From UCLA:

Four Bruins were named to Football All-America teams in recent days. The Associated Press squad, which was released on Dec. 14, included junior linebacker Akeem Ayers and junior safety Rahim Moore as third-team selections. Ayers was a finalist for the this season’s Butkus Award, while Moore was a semifinalist for the Thorpe Award.

Sophomore punter Jeff Locke and Ayers each received honorable mention All-America recognition from Sports Illustrated (si.com). Locke ranked first in the Pac-10 and fifth in the NCAA with his average of 45.84 yards per kick.

Phil Steele’s Magazine tabbed Ayers as a second-team All-America selection. Senior long-snapper Christian Yount and Moore were named to Steele’s fourth-team All-America squad.

UCLA is slated to open the 2011 football season on Sept. 3 at the University of Houston. The Bruins are then scheduled to head home to the Rose Bowl for games on Sept. 10 against San Jose State and on Sept. 17 verus the University of Texas. The USC game is set for the Coliseum on Nov. 26. The Pacific-12 Conference championship game will be held on Dec. 3.

2011 UCLA SCHEDULE

Sept. 3 at Houston

Sept. 10 San Jose State

Sept. 17 Texas

Sept. 24 at Oregon State

Oct. 1 at Stanford

Oct. 8 Washington State

Oct. 20 at Arizona (Thurs.)

Oct. 29 California

Nov. 5 Arizona State

Nov. 12 at Utah

Nov. 19 Colorado

Nov. 26 at USC

Dec. 3 Pac-12 Championship Game

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  • Anonymous

    I guess I won’t have to worry about watching a game on Dec 3.

  • woot!

    no usc game during finals woo!!!! plus getting to focus on bball for all of december! yes!!

  • Anonymous

    Ugh!!! Hate to see that schedule – looks like we are a 4 – 5 win team next year with the range being somewhere between 3 and 6 wins. When are we going to can RN and hire someone that can coach? I’m depressed again.

  • Coach Thom

    I believe we will win at least 5 games next season: Houston, San Jose Sate, Texas, Wazzu, and Colorado. In 2012, Coach Rick will have us competing for 6-7 wins, if Xavier is back on the O-line. Without substantial moral and financial support from the administration, this is about the best we can hope for in the near future.

  • Anonymous

    Coach Thom, unfortunately, I agree. Texas could go either way although I’m assuming that they will be a better team next year and we’ll stay about the same and hence a loss. Probably a chance to win an additional game on the schedule but also a chance that we lose one of the “wins” that you’ve highlighted. It’s really shocking that we are all resigned to such mediocrity, which shouldn’t be the case playing in the market that we are in with all that UCLA has to offer. It’s also shocking to me that RN is still able to attract high quality recruits given the likelihood that he’ll be fired at some point within next couple of years.

  • cv

    Yes it looks like a five win season, maybe 1 road victory that is sad.