Here is how the various Bruins in the NFL did this week:
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 113 yards and also made four receptions for Jacksonville.
Tight end Marcedes Lewis made three catches for 36 yards for the Jags.
Cornerback Alterraun Verner made eight tackles for Tennessee.
Defensive end Kenyon Coleman made four solo tackles for Cleveland.
Punter Chris Kluwe averaged 43.7 yards on seven kicks for Minnesota.
Wide receiver Terrence Austin made his NFL debut with Washington today. Logan Paulsen also played for the Redskins today. Other Bruins who saw action this weekend include receiver Matt Slater (New England), special teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo (Baltimore) and linebacker Brandon Chillar (Green Bay)
Jarrad Page (New England) did not play this week and linebacker Bruce Davis (Oakland) and running back Kahlil Bell (Chicago) were not active.
Safety Matt Ware's Cardinals play San Francisco on Monday.
Several other Bruins are on injured reserve, including defensive tackle Brian Price (Tampa Bay), safety Chris Horton (Washington), wide receiver Matt Willis (Denver), defensive back Bret Lockett (New England) and linebacker Kyle Bosworth (Jacksonville).
UMOM New Day Centers wants to thank the UCLA Football Athletics Department, Football Team, Parents, and Alumni for their support this Thanksgiving Holiday. UCLA is providing food boxes for families in UMOM's Next Step Housing Program. These families have recently lived at UMOM New Day Centers and now have moved to low-income housing in the Phoenix area. UMOM, with UCLA's partnership, will be able to provide over 40 families with a much needed Thanksgiving meal. Thank you, UCLA Football, for supporting our community!
If you would like to donate to UMOM New Day Centers, Arizona's Largest Shelter for Homeless Families, please call 602-275-7852 or visit their website at www.umom.org
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UMOM New Day Centers, Inc. (UMOM) is a 501 (c)(3) nonsectarian, nonprofit organization serving homeless and low-income families. UMOM is the largest homeless shelter for families in the State of Arizona and has served the Greater Phoenix area for more than 40 years. UMOM serves more than 550 individuals each day through a continuum of services that include: shelter, food, case management, transportation assistance, child development, teen programs, education, housing, job search, relocation assistance and medical care.
On Thursday evening, the UCLA players, coaches and staff, as well as families on the road, will participate in a Thanksgiving Dinner at the team hotel prior to Friday's game at Arizona State.
The centerpieces (approximately 40) for that dinner will be gift baskets that contain canned and non-perishible goods, as well as Safeway gift cards to be used for turkeys and other groceries.
Follwing the team function, the baskets will be collected and donated to UMOM New Day Centers, which provides temporary housing for homeless families in the Phoenix area. UMOM will distribute the baskets to families in their program so those families may also enjoy a holiday dinner.
UCLA also did this two years ago when it played at Arizona State on the day after Thanksgiving.
Did you miss Monday's debut of episode #11 of the Rick Neuheisel UCLA Football Weekly show on Prime Ticket?
It will air several more times this week, but if you prefer, we are providing a link to FoxSportsWest.com, where you can view each segment of this week's show, including a tour of Coach's office, a Pauley Pavilion update and a new "Where Are They Now."
Young Tyler Cordova, a young man fighting cancer, was a special guest at the practice. At the end of practice, Tyler was invited into the team huddle where Coach Rick Neuheisel asked him his assessment of the practice. He also had Tyler run announcements and then told him he was an Honorary Bruin and presented him with a jersey.
Following the huddle, Neuheisel brought Tyler who his post-practice meeting with the media and had Tyler tell the media what he tought of practice.
To watch Neuheisel's conference with the media, including the beginning with Tyler, click here.
UCLA's final regular-season football game versus USC at the Rose Bowl on Dec. 4 will be televised nationally by Fox Sports Net. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 pm.
Each of UCLA's final three games will be nationally televised.
The Nov. 18 game at Washington will be televised by ESPN, beginning at 5:00 pm. The Nov. 26 game at Arizona State will be televised by Fox Sports Net at 12:30 pm PT and the Dec. 4 USC game will also be televised by FSN (7:30 pm).
All 12 Bruin games this year will be televised live.
UCLA freshman center Joshua Smith (sprained right thumb) completed a full practice today and will be reevaluated tomorrow and is listed as a game-time decision for the Bruins exhibition game against Cal State Los Angeles in Pauley Pavilion on Nov. 9, 2010 (tip-off slated for 7:30 p.m.).
Bruin sophomore forward Reeves Nelson (strained right hip flexor) missed his second straight practice today and will not play in tomorrow's exhibition game.
Neither will freshman guard Matt Carlino (concussion), who took a hard fall in practice today. He will be reevaluated tomorrow, but will not play in the final tune-up before the Bruins open the season at home with Cal State Northridge on Nov. 12.
Bruin alum and Olympic silver medalist Meb Keflezighi will be defending his 2009 crown when he comepetes in the ING NYC Marathon on Saturday, November 7th. After winning last year's race, Keflezighi began working on a book about his life journey. The book, "Run To Overcome," was released on November 1st (the anniversary of his marathon win last year) and is now available on Amazon.com. Fans can also visit RunToOvercome.com to buy it online or to find a local store that sells it.
Keflezighi has also launched the MEB Foundation, which stands for Maintaining Excellent Balance. The foundation will work closely with organizations and communities throughout the country and hopefully around the world to promote an active and balanced lifestyle through health, education and fitness. To learn more about the foundation click, MEBFoundation.org.
Several UCLA alums currently playing in the National Football League will be on the Bruin sideline for Saturday's game against Oregon State.
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew and tight end Marcedes Lewis of the Jacksonville Jaguars, rookie cornerback Alterraun Verner of the Tennessee Titans and safety Chris Horton of the Washington Redskins are all scheduled to be at the game.
Lewis is serving as Honorary Captain for the game. Jones-Drew and Horton served in that role for last December's EagleBank Bowl in Washington DC.
In addition, linebacker Kyle Bosworth, currently on injured reserve with Jacksonville, and defensive end Korey Bosworth, who was injured during Fall camp of the Detroit Lions, will also be at the game.
Video of tonight's men's basketball exhibition game versus Westmont will be streamed by BruinTV. The feed will be what the fans in Pauley Pavilion are watching on the video board. Audio will accompany the video feed.
The cost for the video stream is $6.95 per game. Other games scheduled for Bruin TV are the exhibition versus Cal State Los Angeles on Nov. 9, the regular-season opener against Cal State Northridge on Nov. 12, the Dec. 5 Montana game (free, Prime Ticket will televise at 9 pm), and the Dec. 22 contest with Montana State.
The HDSA Sports Memorabilia Auction ends on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010. You can bid now on eBay for the chance to win autographed memorabilia from LeBron James, Ron Artest, Lamar Odom, Luke Walton, Josh Powell, Eric Gordon as well as past UCLA players. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Huntington's Disease patient care and research at UCLA. These items are from the LA Hoop-A-Thon that took place in Pauley Pavilion on Aug. 28, 2010. You can find these items by clicking here.
Earlier this week, it was announced that 25 Nationwide Tour players had earned their PGA Tour cards for 2011. Kevin Chappell, former UCLA All-American, NCAA individual champion and Player of the Year, was among those on that list. Chappell finished ninth on the Nationwide money list with $326,507 in earnings and a victory.