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10FB-Mohamed-NFF-Awards-Dinner-003-GB_blog.jpgCheck out what former Cal linebacker Mike Mohamed had to say about his trip to New York City for the National Football Foundation's Annual Awards Banquet held at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Mohamed was one of 16 NFF National Scholar Athlete's that was recognized and a finalist for the prestigious William V. Campbell Trophy that was won by Sam Acho of Texas.

  • Upon Arrival Monday afternoon regarding Media Responsibilities ... Alright, I will try to get it all in, kinda rushing to get around right now.
  • Tuesday morning ... Just heard all the Hall of Famers talk ... Bill Cosby is hilarious!
  • Tuesday afternoon ... Bout to get a shot from atop the Empire State!
  • Tuesday at the Awards Dinner ... The banquet is awesome so far! Great food and a lot of big name football players here!
  • Tuesday after the Awards Dinner ... I'm thankful to have been able to come to New York and be part of the NFF's ceremony!
  • Last thought late Tuesday night ... It was coolest to meet probably Tom Brokaw or Archie Manning because of their reputations and their work in broadcasting and football.
Listen Live

Cal senior linebacker Mike Mohamed will be a guest on "The Razor and Mr. T." radio show on Wednesday, Nov. 17 (6 p.m. PT). Among the topics Mohamed is expected to discuss is his final Big Game when the Golden Bears host Stanford at Memorial Stadium this Saturday, Nov. 20 (12:30 p.m. PT).

Cal's leading tackler in both 2009 and through the first 10 games of 2010 was recently named a finalist and quarterfinalist for a pair of college football's most prestigious awards in the Campbell Trophy and the Lott IMPACT Trophy.

Cal senior linebacker Mike Mohamed will call-in to the Damon Bruce Show on KNBR 1050 AM at 2 p.m. today to talk about the team's 2-0 start and upcoming trip to Nevada for a nationally televised ESPN game this Friday, Sept. 17 (7:05 p.m. PT). Visit KNBR 1050 AM to listen live.

The 2010 preseason All-America selection equaled a career-high 14 tackles in a 52-7 win over Colorado last Saturday and was subsequently named the to be named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week, as well as the Muscle Milke California Student Athlete of the Week.

Marvin Jones, Cameron Jordan, Mike Mohamed and Shane Vereen were all named to watch lists for national awards on Tuesday.

Check out the links below for more information.

2010 West Coast Pac-10 Media Day: Pac-10.org Live Video Stream (9:30 a.m. PT)
2010 Cal Football: Schedule | Tickets | Information Guide

Cal head coach Jeff Tedford and preseason honorable mention All-American Mike Mohamed will participate in the West Coast Pac-10 Media Day at the historic Rose Bowl this Thursday, July 29. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. PT and will be streamed live on Pac-10.org, with Tedford and Mohamed appearing on stage at 10:45 a.m. PT.

Fans can ask questions for the players and coaches via the Pac-10 Twitter account (twitter.com/pac10)

For more information on media day activities, visit CalBears.com.

vlcsnap-3961.jpgThe Bear Blog caught up with Mike Mohamed in Pasadena on the eve of West Coast Pac-10 Media Day after Cal's preseason All-American linebacker had made the journey down to Southern California on Wednesday

Mohamed caught a late afternoon flight, checked in at his hotel, grabbed some dinner at a local restaurant and then was still nice enough to give Bear Blog a few minutes of his time before we let him get some rest for his big day of interviews on Thursday.

Here's some of what we asked ...

Bear Blog: Tell us a little bit about your day today.
Mike Mohamed: Well I had class that went until 3:30 p.m. Once I got done with class, I just kind of got packed up and ready to go. My flight left around 7, I got here a little after 8, got a little dinner and about to hit the hay to get ready for a long day tomorrow.

BB: What are you expecting Thursday at media day?
MM: 30-40 interviews, it's going to be a grind (laughter), but I think I can get through it.

BB: What question do you fear the most at media day and how are you going to handle it?
MM: A lot of people ask about predictions or how bad you're going to beat a team, but that's something you want to stay away from. You don't want to build any of that controversy, because that just gives the media something to talk about leading up to that game.

BB: What's the craziest question you've ever been asked?
MM: Actually, I think the funniest question I've ever been asked was actually in class. Somebody asked me if we studied "The Play." If you knew anything about football, you'd know that "The Play" was just a bunch of random pitchbacks ... laterals ... it just happened by chance. For somebody to ask if we studied the play was kind of funny. 

BB: What are you looking forward to in 2010?
MM: Just some great game play from the Cal Bears. Especially at home, because we really appreciate all the fans coming out. Two years ago we went undefeated at home and that's what we want to try to replicate.

2010 Cal Football: Schedule | Tickets
Pac-10 Media Day Coverage: Pac-10 Website | Bear Blog

Cal head coach Jeff Tedford and preseason All-American linebacker Mike Mohamed will participate in a series of activities for a bi-coastal Pac-10 Media Day running this Tuesday-Thursday, July 27-29.

For more information, visit CalBears.com.

2010 Cal Football: Tickets | Schedule | CFI Preseason All-American Team

 

Junior punter Bryan Anger, junior tight end Anthony Miller and senior linebacker Mike Mohamed added to their 2010 preseason honors on Wednesday when they earned honorable mention recognition on the inaugural College Football Insiders Preseason All-American team.

For more visit CalBears.com.

A feature story on Cal senior linebacker Mike Mohamed is currently posted on the website for The Lott Trophy

Mohamed has been racking up the awards and recognition prior to the 2010 season. He has already earned a spot on the prestigious Playboy Preseason All-America Football Team, while also earning preseason All-American nods from The Kickoff (second team), NationalChamps.net (third team) and Phil Steele (third team). 

He is also on the watch lists for the 2010 Rotary Lombardi Award and The Lott Trophy. In addition, he has been recognized as a preseason All-Pac-10 selection by several media outlets

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