Nov. 20, 2012
Sophomore linebacker Eric Kendricks (Fresno, CA/Hoover HS) of the UCLA football team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Nov. 12-18.
Kendricks, the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, collected 10 tackles, including a tackle for a loss, registered a pair of takeaways and blocked a punt in a 38-28 win over USC. He forced a fumble in the first quarter that led to a UCLA touchdown and intercepted a pass to stop a Trojan drive in UCLA territory in the fourth quarter to help the Bruins to their first win over USC since 2006. His punt block, which came after USC had narrowed the margin to 24-20 in the third quarter, led to another UCLA touchdown, extending its lead to 31-20. Kendricks has recorded 112 total tackles (66 solo) on the year, a figure that tops the Pac-12 Conference.
This is Kendricks' first UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of his career.
Also nominated: Jordan Adams, M. Basketball; Anton Arboleda, M. Golf; Alyssia Brewer, W. Basketball; Zakiya Bywaters, W. Soccer; Ting Quah, W. Swimming & Diving; Paul Reynolds, M. Water Polo; Becca Strehlow, W. Volleyball; Lane Werley, M. Cross Country.