Havner Named All-American

Dec. 13, 2004

UCLA junior linebacker Spencer Havner has been named a first-team All-American by collegefootballnews.com and by cbs.sportsline.com. On Saturday night, he was named UCLA's Most Valuable Player on defense.

Havner, one of 12 semifinalists for both the Butkus Award and the Rotary Lombardi Award, led the Pac-10 Conference in tackles with his total of 125 stops this season. The Bruin co-captain enters the bowl season second in the nation in solo tackles (7.64 per game) and seventh (tied) in total tackles (11.36 per game). His total of 125 total tackles ranks 10th (tied) on the all-time single-season list.

A three-year starter, Havner has made 303 tackles in his career and ranks 11th on that list. He has eight career interceptions and has returned three for touchdowns, including one this season against San Diego State. He totaled a career-best 17 tackles in the Bruin win at Illinois earlier this year which was the most by a UCLA player since Robert Thomas, now with the Rams, made 18 in 2001 against Washington State.

Havner had arthroscopic surgery to remove torn meniscus from his right knee on Friday (Dec. 10) and will miss the Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl. He is expected to be ready to participate when the off-season conditioning program begins in January.


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Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:30 PM PST
at UNLV
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, Sep 19 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Brigham Young
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - TBA PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Saturday, Oct 03 - TBA PST
vs. Arizona State
Pasadena, CA
Thursday, Oct 15 - 7:30 PM PST
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Stanford, CA
Thursday, Oct 22 - 6:00 PM PST
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Saturday, Oct 31 - TBA PST
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Saturday, Nov 07 - TBA PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Nov 14 - TBA PST
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Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, Nov 28 - TBA PST
at USC
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