Cal wide receiver Chad Hansen wants to improve for next season after seventh 100-yard receiving game

BERKELEY -- Cal junior wide receiver Chad Hansen wants to work out some kinks this offseason after recording his seventh 100-yard game this year against UCLA.

BERKELEY -- Next year, said California redshirt junior wide receiver Chad Hansen, after the Bears' 36-10 win over UCLA, teams will know he's coming. After recording his seventh 100-yard receiving game game of the season -- 156 yards on 10 catches and 17 targets -- and sixth double-digit catch game, Hansen sits at third on the all-time Cal single-season receiving yards list with 1,249. His 92 catches are also third on the program's all-time single-season rolls.


On offense kicking it into gear: “As an offense, we saw the defense playing out of their minds, so w knew we had to step it up and play for them. We knew hat w had o give the seniors a good exit. They work really hard, set an example for all of us younger guys. Giving them this is a dream come true.” Khalfani Muhammad: “He ran inspired. He’s always a hard-headed runner. He loves contact. Today, he had a great game. He really helped us out, and helped us to victory, really. I think he was the key to all that.”
“Davis is a great player, but that happens from the preparation he has off the field. Seeing that in the summer, you could tell he was going to be a great quarterback.”

Plans to work on his game: “Definitely. There’s always things that anybody can work on, and I think if you’re not working on stuff, you’re staying the same while everybody’s getting better. This is going to be a huge offseason for me. I’m not an unknown anymore. People can game plan for me next year, and I have to come out even better than I did this year.”

On the defense changing the offense’s mentality: “We see that and we know that we have to step it up, and I think vice versa. Them playing like that, it was awesome. Seeing that as an offense, seeing them make those plays and stop them on third downs, which we haven’t played all that great this year, everyone was playing for the seniors. That was the motto Coach Dykes said this week: Play for the seniors, because they put blood, sweat tears into this program.” Top Stories