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OSU 35 CAL 28: Isi Sofele helped lead rushing assault on Ohio State’s defense with 90 yards

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The California Bears led by Brendan Bigelow, Isi Sofele, C.J. Anderson and Eric Stevens rolled up 224 yards on 41 rushes against an Ohio State defense that is still mistake-prone in the early part of the 2012 season.

Sofele rushed 21 times for 86 of those yards as the starting running back.

California RB Isi Sofele ( photo)

The 5’8, 200-pound senior has played in all 41 games possible with 17 starts in his four collegiate seasons from 2009-2012, including each contest of 2011 and the first three games of this season.

Named to Phil Steele’s third team preseason All-PAC-12 team and watch lists for the Maxwell Award, the Doak Walker Award and the College Performance Awards Running Back Trophy.


OSU 35 CAL 28: A look back by Cal CB Marc Anthony on defensive breakdowns

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The University of California Bears came into Ohio Stadium last Saturday and almost went away with a win. But Ohio State won late in the game, 35-28.

Senior cornerback Marc Anthony had three tackles in the game.

California Bears CB Marc Anthony ( photo)

Anthony is Cal’s active career leader in passes defended (23) and pass breakups (19).

He was named to Phil Steele’s third team preseason All-PAC-12 team, and a candidate for the Jim Thorpe Award and Jack Tatum Trophy given annually to the nation’s top defensive back.

Collected his first interception of 2012 in the fourth quarter against Southern Utah and returned it 61 yards for a touchdown.

BGSU running back Samuel injures wrist in spring practice


Anthon Samuel (courtesy of BGSU athletics)

Falcons running back Anthon Samuel, the Mid-American Conference freshman of the year in 2011, will be missing the rest of spring football practices after fracturing his wrist during practice on Saturday.

Samuel also was named to the Phil Steele 3rd team All-Freshman All-America team after gaining 844 yards on 144 carries and 5 touchdowns.

He is the third Bowling Green freshman to be named MAC freshman of the year in the school’s history.




OHIO STATE AT MIAMI (FL) GAMEWEEK: Buckeyes’ Brewster glad to play in home state of Florida


Mike Brewster (courtesy of Ohio State athletics)

Ohio State All-American senior center Mike Brewster was born in Kansas, but moved to Florida early in his life. He is looking forward to the Buckeyes trip to Miami because he has not played in his home state since the high school days in Orlando.

Brewster is regarded as the best center in college football. He is a four-year starter with 38 career starts.

In 2010 he was the only junior to rank among the finalists for the Rimington Trophy, was a first team all-Big Ten selection and a FFWA and Phil Steele first team All-American.

This season Brewster was named to the preseason Playboy All-America team, the Rimington and Outland Trophy watch lists and was voted one of 12 “players to watch” by a Big Ten media panel.

Brewster was asked earlier week about the OSU offense, Miami’s history and their defense.

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48 016 Mike Brewster OSU center On local Miami HS getting several players hasn’t worked out

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Hampton Pirates Ellis named SBN Black College All-American

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Hampton University senior defensive end Kenrick Ellis was named to the 2010 SNB Sports Black College All-America Team, the American Urban Radio Networks announced this week.

Kenrick Ellis (photo by Mark Sutton)

It’s another in a long line of postseason accolades for Ellis of  West Palm Beach, Florida, the CFPA FCS Defensive Tackle of the Year. Ellis was also named to the Phil Steele, Walter Camp, Associated Press and Sports Network FCS All-America Teams, on top of being named to the HBCU Defensive Player of the Year.

Ellis was also a First Team All-MEAC selection in 2010. Hampton University plays in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Ellis was second on the team in tackles with 94 total tackles (34 solo, 60 assisted), was also second on the team with 15.0 tackles for loss totaling 37 yards and was second on the team with 2.0 sacks on the season.

Ellis recorded a career-high 16 tackles (seven solo, nine assisted) at Howard on September 11 on his way to earning MEAC Defensive Player of the Week honors, and he also had 15 tackles (two solo, 13 assisted) at North Carolina Central on October 9.

Both of his sacks came at Howard.

The 2010 SBN Sports Black College All-American Team will be honored at the 37th annual BCAA Awards Luncheon on Saturday, February 12 at the Doubletree Resort Orlando in Orlando, Florida. The co-hosts for the event are Doug Banks and DeDe McGuire of the Doug Banks Radio Show. FOX Network analyst, actor and former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan will be the keynote speaker for the occasion, which also includes an NFL “Skull Session” dinner and BCAA Honorary Committee Dessert Reception.

Special invited guests include Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris, Pittsburgh Steelers co-owner John Stallworth, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Cleveland Browns defensive end Marcus Benard.

Info courtesy of Hampton University athletics