Barr Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year

Dec. 13, 2012

UCLA junior linebacker Anthony Barr has been selected as the Pac-12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year by Barr, a second-team Associated Press All-America selection, leads the nation with a total of 13.5 sacks this season. In addition, senior defensive end Datone Jones and sophomore offensive guard Xavier Su'a-Filo joined Barr on the publication's first-team All-Pac-12 squad.

In his first season on defense following two as a running back, Barr has started all 13 games at linebacker and is ranked sixth in the nation in sacks average (1.04 per game) and is tied for ninth nationally in tackles for loss (1.58 per game, total of 20.5). He ranks second on the Bruin team with 74 total tackles and leads the squad with four forced fumbles. His total of 13.5 sacks ranks second on UCLA's all-time single-season school list. Barr's 20.5 tackles for loss this season rank tied for fifth on that list.

In addition to his second-team AP All-America honors, Barr has received second-team All-America recognition from and He was selected first-team All-Pac-12 by the coaches, Phil Steele and The San Pedro resident was also an honorable mention Academic All-Pac-12 pick.

Jones ranked second on the team with 17.5 tackles for loss and is fourth in tackles with 57. Su'a-Filo has opened holes for the Bruin rushing attack all season long and helped protect quarterback Brett Hundley.

The Bruins will be back in action on Dec. 27 against Baylor in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl in San Diego, CA. For further information on UCLA and the Holiday Bowl, please visit our Bowl Central page at

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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