Dec. 21, 2007
BERKELEY - The University of California football team has added junior-college standout Kamaron Yancy to its program for the 2008 season, head coach Jeff Tedford announced on Friday. Yancy will enroll in school in January and take part in spring drills with the Bears.
A 5-11, 185-pound defensive back, Yancy earned all-conference honors at Pierce Junior College in 2006 and did not play this past season. The 2006 season, his first season of organized football in three years, saw him record 45 tackles, 10 pass break ups and five interceptions along with a fumble recovery. Yancy was an all-league corner as a senior at Fairfax High School in 2002, while also starring in basketball, and played in the Cali-Florida Bowl. He took the next three years off to work full-time. Yancy's father, Charles, was an All-American quarterback at Fresno State in 1978 and also played in the CFL and USFL after being signed by the Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions. Yancy will have three years of eligibility with the Bears.
Cal will play in a fifth straight bowl game for the first time in program history as the Golden Bears will battle Air Force in the 2007 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas, on Dec. 31. The game will be televised live by ESPN from Amon G. Carter Stadium with kickoff scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time (11:30 a.m. Central).