Kendricks Named Pac-12 Defensive Football Player of the Week

Nov. 19, 2012

Linebacker Eric Kendricks was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. The redshirt sophomore collected 10 tackles, including a tackle for a loss, an interception, a forced fumble and a blocked punt against the Trojans.

Kendricks forced a fumble in the first quarter that led to a UCLA touchdown and intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter to help the Bruins to their win over USC. His punt block, which came after USC had closed to 24-20 in the third quarter, led to another UCLA touchdown, extending the lead to 31-20. Kendricks has recorded 112 total tackles this season, a total which tops the Conference, and his tackles average of 10.18 is tied for sixteenth in the nation.

The Fresno, CA product previously won the award on Nov. 5 after he made 13 tackles, including a career-best two sacks, against Arizona in a 66-10 Bruin win. He also forced a fumble in that contest.

The Bruins, Pac-12 South Division champs for the second straight season, host No. 11 Stanford on Saturday, Nov. 24 in the Rose Bowl. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. and the game will be televised on FOX. For ticket information call 310-UCLA-WIN or visit

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Virginia
Pasadena, CA
W, 34 - 16
Saturday, Sep 12
Las Vegas, NV
W, 37 - 3
Saturday, Sep 19
vs. Brigham Young
Pasadena, CA
W, 24 - 23
Saturday, Sep 26
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 56 - 30
Saturday, Oct 03
vs. Arizona State
Pasadena, CA
L, 23 - 38
Thursday, Oct 15
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 35 - 56
Thursday, Oct 22
vs. California
Pasadena, CA
W, 40 - 24
Saturday, Oct 31
vs. Colorado
Pasadena, CA
W, 35 - 31
Saturday, Nov 07
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 41 - 0
Saturday, Nov 14
vs. Washington State
Pasadena, CA
L, 27 - 31
Saturday, Nov 21
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 17 - 9
Saturday, Nov 28 - 12:30 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA