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Demetris Robertson, Melquise Stovall and Jaylinn Hawkins make Athlon's Pac-12 All-Freshmen Team

Cal had three players land on Athlon Sports' Pac-12 All-Freshmen team, led by five-star Demetris Robertson.

Athlon Sports named its Pac-12 All-Freshman Team on Wednesday morning, with California landing three players on the list, and four spots overall.

Inside receiver Melquise Stovall and outside receiver Demetris Robertson both earned first-team offense nods, while redshirt freshman safety Jaylinn Hawkins earned a spot on the second-team defense. Robertson also was named a second-team kick returner, behind Colorado's Tony Julmisse.

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Oregon, which finished 4-8, and last in the Pac-12 North, led the league with nine selections. Oregon State and Stanford had six; UCLA and Arizona had five spots; Washington, the Bears, the Buffaloes and Washington State each had four; and USC and Utah had two.

Stovall played in 10 games, catching 42 balls for 415 yards and three touchdowns, while making several cameos in the backfield, rushing three times for 10 yards.

Robertson played in all 12 games, pulling down 50 catches for 767 yards and seven touchdowns. Robertson has also named both an ESPN and USA TODAY True Freshman All-American, becoming Cal's first freshman All-American since Keenan Allen (fourth-team, 2010) and first first-teamer since DeSean Jackson in 2005. Appropriately enough, Robertson broke Allen's Cal freshman receptions record, and Jackson's Cal freshman record for receiving yards. His 767 receiving yards and 63.9 receiving yards per game are third among freshmen, nationally.

Robertson returned 10 kickoffs for 202 yards.

Hawkins converted from corner to safety early in the season, as the Bears lost eight players on the pre-spring depth chart at the position due to injury. After redshirting last season, the former four-star prospect out of Buena Park (Calif.) played in 11 games, recording 30 tackles.


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