Whittaker is winning on the corner - Tucson News Now

Whittaker is winning on the corner

(Cover photo courtesy: AP) (Cover photo courtesy: AP)
TUCSON, AZ -

UA junior cornerback Jace Whittaker had perhaps the finest game of his career in Arizona’s 47-30 win last Saturday over UCLA.

The junior from Oceanside, California had two interceptions, including one he returned 42 yards for a touchdown.

It was his first career multi-interception game and his first "pick-six".

Whittaker also had a pass breakup and now has nine passes defended on the season to lead the Wildcats.

That mark is tied for third in the Pac-12 Conference. Colorado’s Isaiah Oliver leads the league with 11 passes defended.

Passes defended are interceptions, plus pass breakups.

Whittaker and the Wildcats travel to Berkeley this Saturday to take on the California Golden Bears in a game that will kickoff at 5 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network.

Copyright 2017 Arizona Athletics. All rights reserved.

David Kelly contributed to this story.

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