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Anthony Barr Garners National Awards After Nebraska
By: UCLA Athletics


LOS ANGELES – UCLA senior linebacker Anthony Barr was recognized by multiple media outlets for his performance in helping lead the Bruins to a 41-21 win on the road against No. 23 Nebraska. The Bruins were also tabbed the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week.

Barr was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, the Walter Camp Football Foundation Defensive Player of the Week, CBSSports.com Defensive Player of the Week and the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week.

The 6-4 outside linebacker from San Pedro, Calif., recorded a career-high 11 tackles, including two for a loss. Barr added three forced fumbles and helped keep Nebraska scoreless for the final 37 minutes of the contest. The UCLA defense held a Nebraska rushing attack that was ranked ninth in the country to 128 yards on 42 carries.

In recognition of Barr’s performance, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, will make a $1,000 donation to the general scholarship fund at UCLA.

The Bruins overcame an 18-point deficit and scored 38 unanswered points, including 35 points in just a 16-minute span to down the Huskers, 41-21, en route to being named the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week.

Sophomore quarterback Brett Hundley threw for 294 yards and three touchdowns while junior running back Jordon James rushed for 105 yards and a score to lead a UCLA offense that outscored Nebraska, 31-0, in the second half.

UCLA will welcome New Mexico State on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m., at the Rose Bowl. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.  

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