Cal Football: National and Pac-12 Honors for Bears LB Evan Weaver

Cal's Evan Weaver (89) records one his 14 solo tackles.Photo by Jennifer Buchanan - USA TODAY Sports

Jake Curtis

Cal senior inside linebacker Evan Weaver got a number of honors for his performance in the Bears' 20-19 victory over Washington.

On Sunday, he was named the National Defensive Player of the Week by both Walter Camp and College Sports Madness.

On Monday, Weavers was named the Pac-12 defensive player of the week.

Later in the week he was also named the national defensive player of the week by the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Chuck Bednarik Award, Lott IMPACT Trophy and Reese's Senior Bowl.

That's six national awards as well as the conference honor.

Listen to a few words from Weaver on the Pac-12 Network twitter

Weaver tied a career high with 18 tackles against the Huskies, including 14 solo stops. He also added two tackles for loss (-5 yards) and one forced fumble. He has had at least 10 tackles in nine straight games.

Weaver is now second in the nation in tackles per game at 14.5 after two games, and he is tied for the national lead in solo tackles with 20.

Weaver is the first Cal player on the defensive side of the ball to win the College Sports Madness honor and the second from Walter Camp following Jordan Kunaszyk in 2017 after the Golden Bears' victory over then No. 8/9 Washington State.

Weaver is the first Cal player to earn a Pac-12 player of the week honor this season.

​Weaver virtually guaranteed a Cal victory over Washington last week, when he said, "We’ll fly up there and we’ll beat ‘em Saturday. That’s what we do. We win games.”