December 20, 2003 |
Running back Maurice Drew didn't participate in practice for the third consecutive day on Friday, but this time he attended the Bruin workout. Drew, the team's leading rusher, has been bedridden for two days with flu that has knocked four players out of practice this week. He showed up Friday bundled in a sweatshirt and sweat pants and wearing a wool ski cap. "I could walk around, so I just decided to come watch practice," Drew said. "I didn't leave my bed for two days."
December 30, 2003 |
Bruin receiver Craig Bragg grew up in the shadow of Spartan Stadium, dreaming that the ovations he could hear from blocks away on Saturdays someday would be for him. Eventually, though, he became so good he didn't even consider San Jose State, instead going to UCLA and becoming the team's top receiver. And, yes, he has heard his share of ovations. Now he's home, and his return should boost Silicon Valley Classic attendance by a couple of hundred friends and relatives. He can't wait to display the form that has resulted in 68 receptions for 994 yards this season, boosting him to fourth on UCLA's career lists with 152 catches and 2,291 yards.
September 24, 2004 |
Maurice Drew, who last Saturday set UCLA records with 322 yards rushing and five touchdowns at Washington, hasn't made many mistakes lately. But Drew made a big one when he thought his life would return to normal after his career day. ESPN one day, FSN the next. Throw in radio interviews, and Drew's life has turned into an open book. In fact, we now know something about him that he had kept secret since arriving in Westwood. Drew is a former ballet dancer. "Yeah, it's true," he said.
October 2, 2005 |
Maurice Drew scorched the Washington defense last season for touchdown runs of 47, 62, 58, 15 and 37 yards on the way to a school-record 322-yard rushing performance. The number that will stick with the UCLA running back after his less-than-stellar showing Saturday night at the Rose Bowl was considerably smaller but no less sweet. After being held to 32 yards in his first 13 carries, Drew spun into the end zone on a one-yard touchdown run with 1 minute 8 seconds left to give the No.
October 30, 2005 |
UCLA running back Maurice Drew had 175 all-purpose yards in Saturday's 30-27 overtime victory over Stanford, moving him into first place in school history with 4,299 yards. Drew broke Gaston Green's mark of 4,283 yards with a 10-yard punt return in the fourth quarter. After the game, rather than talk about the record book, Drew wanted to talk about the Bruins' latest come-from-behind victory and quarterback Drew Olson.
January 7, 2006 |
UCLA running back Maurice Drew is expected to declare himself eligible for the NFL draft today at a news conference in Concord, Calif., a family source said Friday. His announcement would be a big blow to the Bruins, who are already losing quarterback Drew Olson and top receiver Marcedes Lewis, both seniors who have completed their athletic eligibility.