Tight end Caleb Wilson was announced yesterday as the Bruins’ only representative on the All-Pac-12 First Team, with a total of seven players garnering honors.
Wilson led the team with 60 catches for 965 yards and four touchdowns this year and averaged 16.1 yards per reception. He also led the country in receptions resulting in a first down, and topped Bruin records for his yardage this year.
Originally an Old Dominion commit, Wilson decided to walk on at Southern Cal so he could be on the team where his father was coaching. His father was subsequently fired after his redshirt season and Wilson decided to take his talents across town to Westwood, a decision we will forever be grateful for.
Adarius Pickett was selected to the All-Pac-12 Second Team. He led the UCLA Bruins with 123 tackles and reached double-digit tackles in six games. He also had two interceptions this season.
Five other Bruins were Honorable Mention selections, including:
Redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley, who will forever have a special place in our hearts for his 2018 performance against Southern Cal.
Sophomore cornerback Darnay Holmes, who led the team with three interceptions.
Junior receiver Theo Howard, who caught 51 passes this season and didn’t have one drop all season.
Senior punter Stefan Flintoft, who, in my opinion, deserved first team honors as he led the conference in yards per punt.
And finally, junior kicker JJ Molson, whom I love because he’s such an upstanding human and a darn good kicker.
Congratulations to all of the Bruins receiving conference honors.