Congratulations to Daymeion Hughes, who has been honored as this year’s Lott Trophy winner, named for former 49er (and Trojan) Ronnie Lott. The award honors on-field performance and personal character among defensive players. It’s always great to see someone from Cal garner a national honor, and it’s even better that it takes personal character into consideration.
In other awards news, DeSean Jackson (he of the the ridiculous punt return antics) has been named one of three finalists for the Randy Moss Return Man Award. Not sure, but here’s guessing that any award named after Randy Moss doesn’t take personal character into account.
Finally, although cornerback Tim Mixon won’t find out until February if he’s eligible to play for Cal next season, rest assured that at least one Mixon will suit up. Tim’s younger brother, Terry, has just agreed to play for the Bears next season. The JC transfer is a two-time All-American at the free safety spot, and has been rated by recruiting services as a five-star recruit. He had previously committed to Arizona State, but I’m guessing the coaching mess there (bye-bye, Dirk; welcome once again to the Pac-10, Dennis Erickson) convinced him to look elsewhere.