All-Pac-12 teams were announced on Tuesday, with six Cal Bears on the list. Chad Hansen was second-team, while five teammates were honorable mentions.
The Cal Bears football season is over (unless they can somehow sneak into a bowl game), but six Cal players were honored on All-Pac-12 teams. Wide receiver Chad Hansen was named to the Second Team, while quarterback Davis Webb, kicker Matt Anderson, defensive tackle James Looney, offensive lineman Steven Moore, and running back Khalfani Muhammad were honorable mentions.
Chad Hansen – With most of the school’s top receiving options leaving for the NFL after last season, Hansen became the go-to guy and turned in one of the best receiving seasons in school history. He played only 10 games because of an ankle injury suffered in the middle of the season, but finished the year second in the country with 124.9 receiving yards per game and third in the country with 9.2 receptions per game. He led the Pac-12 with 92 receptions and 1,249 yards while ranking fourth with 11 touchdowns.
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Hansen began the season with consecutive 14-catch games, putting him third on the single-game school leaderboard. He posted six games of 10-plus catches, seven games of 100-plus receiving yards, and four games of two touchdowns.
The junior has a decision to make, with a future in the NFL as a possibility. Having him back at Cal for his senior season would be huge for the young man that plays quarterback next year, however.
Davis Webb – The graduate transfer turned out to be one of the most prolific passers in the nation. He led all passers with 620 pass attempts, was second with 4,295 yards, third with 382 completions, and fourth with 37 touchdowns. He set school records in completions and attempts while his yardage total was the second-best season in school history behind Jared Goff‘s 4,714 yards in 2015.
Next up for Webb is the NFL, as he figures to be one of the first few quarterbacks taken in next year’s draft.
Matt Anderson – Cal’s junior kicker put together a tremendous season. He set a school record with 117 total points, and matched school records with 22 field goals made and five field goals made against UCLA in the season finale. He made every one of his 51 extra-point attempts, and finished tied for fifth in the nation in field goals made. He entered the season having made 12 straight field goals to end 2015, and extended that streak to 17 before missing a kick.
Anderson is a Lou Groza Placekicker award semi-finalist, and a candidate for Academic All-American.
James Looney – Cal’s defense struggled badly in 2016, but 12-game starter Looney put together a nice campaign. The junior recorded three sacks, eight tackles for loss, a fumble forced, and a fumble recovered. He did a nice job against the run, totaling 54 tackles.
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Steven Moore – The senior tackle was the anchor on what was a much improved offensive line for the Golden Bears. The group blocked for the third-ranked pass offense in the nation, and allowed just 16 sacks, second-fewest in the Pac-12.
Khalfani Muhammad – In his final season at Cal, the senior did a little bit of everything for the Golden Bears. He ran the ball for 827 yards and averaged 5.4 yards per carry. He caught 17 passes for 132 yards. He averaged 24.3 yards on 24 kick returns. All told, he picked up 1,543 all-purpose yards in 2016 to bring his career total to 4,575 yards, ranking him third in the school’s history. He’s also second in Cal history with 1,931 kick return yards.
Muhammad surpassed 100 yards on the ground three times in 2016, including a career-high 165 yards against Oregon State.