Utah coach says USC's Cravens might be best defensive player in Pac-12

November 3, 2015

Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham had high praise for USC linebacker Su'a Cravens: He said he might be the best defensive player in the Pac-12.

Per Kyle Kensing, Stanford head coach echoes these sentiments. "So many things he does are uncanny," said Shaw, via Kensing. Cravens was named as a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, given to the top defender in the nation. Ray Maualuga is the only Trojans defender to win the honor. 

He was also named a semifinalist for the Butkus Award, given to the top CFB linebacker. 

Cravens had 13 total tackles vs. Shaw's Stanford offense but just four vs. Utah -- though he did record a sack in each game.


(h/t Tucson Star)