Jayon Brown named Pac-12 Special Teams Player of Week

Jayon Brown’s big fumble recovery this past weekend has landed him Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

In the second quarter of 45-23 win against Colorado on Saturday, UCLA’s true freshman jumped on top of a loose ball dislodged by fellow first-year Cameron Judge. The recovery gave the Bruins the ball on the Buffs’ 14-yard line. Three plays later, quarterback Brett Hundley found Devin Fuller in the end zone, bumping UCLA’s lead 21-10. Continue reading

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Anthony Barr named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week

After a career-high 11 tackles in a 41-21 win at Nebraska, Anthony Barr was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week. In addition to logging two of those tackles for loss, the All-American was credited with three forced fumbles.

Oddly, Barr still has not recorded a sack after finishing the 2012 season second in the country with 13.5. Continue reading

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Anderson named Pac-12 Player of the Week

After helping UCLA to a weekend sweep over ASU and Arizona, Kyle Anderson was rewarded with his first Pac-12 Player of the Week honor.

The freshman point forward scored a career-high 21 against the Sun Devils, grabbing 15 boards for his eighth double-double of the season. He’s in the midst of his most productive offensive stretch yet, averaging 16.5 points and 11 rebounds over his last four games. Anderson has also totaled 14 assists, six blocks and six steals in those outings.

Freshman swingman Shabazz Muhammad was also named Pac-12 Player of the Week on Dec. 31, the only other Bruin to do so this season.

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