UCLA junior running back Chris Markey is one game away from joining the short list of players who have led the Bruins in rushing and receiving in the same season. Markey leads UCLA with 963 yards rushing and has a team-high 33 receptions.
UCLA players with families in the Bay Area will get a chance to go home for Christmas. Coach Karl Dorrell is allowing those players to spend time with their families, but they must be back at the team hotel at a pre-determined time. Meanwhile, for the players without families in the Bay Area, UCLA is putting on a big Christmas dinner.
Bruins All-America defensive end Justin Hickman said he would likely accept an invitation to the Jan. 20 East-West Shrine game in Houston, although he was hoping for a last-minute invitation to the Senior Bowl (Jan. 27) in Mobile, Ala.
Bruins receiver Junior Taylor said he was invited to the Las Vegas All-American Classic (Jan. 15), but would decline the offer so he can rest his body and get ready for possible NFL workouts. UCLA all-American kicker Justin Medlock said he has not been invited to any senior all-star games.