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Cal Hosts Oregon State Saturday

Bears look for first win over Beavers in Berkeley since 1997
By Cal Athletics on Tue, October 15, 2013

Kickoff – Cal vs. Oregon State (Sat., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. PT)
Saturday’s contest against Oregon State will feature two of the top quarterbacks and passing offenses in the country in Cal’s Jared Goff and Oregon State’s Sean Mannion when the Golden Bears and Beavers will square off at Memorial Stadium at 7:30 p.m. PT. The game will be telecast on ESPN2 while fans can also listen on the Cal IMG Sports Network including flagship station KGO 810 AM or via TuneIn on Oregon State (433.2 ypg) and Mannion (418.5 ypg) both rank first in the country in passing yards, while Goff (339.3 ypg) and Cal (371.3 ypg) are fourth and fifth, respectively. Both have also set new school single-game records against Washington State in the last two contests with Goff throwing for 504 yards and Mannion 493. Cal leads the all-time series, 34-31, but Oregon State has won five of the last six with the exception a 23-6 victory for the Bears at AT&T Park in 2011. Oregon State has won also won 11 of the last 14 and five straight in Berkeley since the Bears were 33-14 winners in 1997.

Quick Hitters
• In addition to setting the school’s single-game passing record against Washington State, Jared Goff has also became the second quarterback in Pac-12 history to throw for 450 yards or more in three games. Goff owns three of the top four single-game passing performances in the history of the program in his first five games at Cal, adding 450 yards against Northwestern and 485 vs. Portland State. With 2,036 passing yards through six games, Goff is also ready within 645 yards of the school’s single-season top 10. The list if topped by Pat Barnes with 3,499 yards in 1996.

• Khalfani Muhammad took the reigns as the Bears’ starting running back last Saturday at UCLA with his first career start. Muhammad carried the ball a career-high 14 times for 63 yards. In addition to the rushing totals, Muhammad posted career highs of seven kick returns for 158 yards as he also set a personal best and team season high with 224 all-purpose yards, which was also the most by a Cal player since Brendan Bigelow had 234 against Ohio State in 2012. Muhammad ranks tied for fourth in the Pac-12 in kick returns (23.0) and sixth in all-purpose yards (143.8).

• The record of the five teams that have defeated Cal is a combined 24-5 with Ohio State (6-0), Oregon (6-0) and UCLA (5-0) still unbeaten. Cal’s schedule heading into the 2013 season was rated the third-toughest nationally according to Phil Steele. Cal has played opponents in the top 25 in four of its first six games and has two opponents remaining that are currently in the top 25 in No. 20/25 Washington and No. 13/13 Stanford.

• Eight starters from their preseason depth chart or opening day are currently out with injuries or have played sparingly this season. Five of those (Nick Forbes, Mustafa Jalil, Stefan McClure, Brennan Scarlett and Avery Sebastian) have come on defense as well as opening day starter Chris McCain, who was dismissed from the team. Chris Adcock and Matt Cochran are out on offense.

Offensive Success
Cal ranks fifth in the nation in passing offense (371.3 ypg) and 25th in total offense (483.0 ypg) while ranking second in the conference in passing offense. Cal produced more than 500 yards of total offense in its first three games and again against Washington State to make it four of the first five. Cal also ran at least 90 plays from scrimmage in each of its first five contests before finishing with 80 at UCLA. In the season opener against Northwestern, Cal posted 549 yards of total offense on a season-high 99 plays from scrimmage. In the Bears’ win against Portland State, Cal had a season-high 616 offensive yards topped by Jared Goff’s 485 passing yards. Cal and Portland State combined for 1,169 total offensive yards to rank second all-time at Cal. The Bears came up with 503 yards of total offense against Ohio State. Cal was limited to 325 yards of total offense at Oregon but still ran 95 plays from scrimmage against the Ducks. Against Washington State, Cal produced 585 yards of total offense, including a school-record 504 yards passing from Goff. One of Goff’s passes went for an 89-yard touchdown to Chris Harper, the second longest pass play in the history of the program. In its most recent game at UCLA, Cal was limited to a season-low 320 yards of offense.

Bears Face Third Toughest Schedule
With a docket that features eight teams that played in bowl games a year ago, Cal’s 2013 schedule ranked as the nation’s third-most difficult by Phil Steele and was No. 4 in the country according to Sporting News heading into the season. The 2012 bowl schools on the Bears’ slate are Arizona, Northwestern, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC and Washington. In addition, Ohio State was a perfect 12-0 last season but ineligible to go to the postseason. Six of Cal’s games in 2013 come against squads currently in the top 25 but at the halfway mark of the season the Bears have already played four of them in Northwestern (No. 22 AP/No. 22 USA Today), UCLA (No. 11/13), Ohio State (No. 4/3) and Oregon (No. 2/2). Over its final six games only Stanford (No. 13/13) and Washington (No. 20/25) are currently ranked. The current combined record of all of Cal’s ranked opponents is 27-8 with the four ranked teams they have played to this point 21-2. The Bears were also the only team in the nation who had seven teams on its schedule ranked in the preseason top 25.

Youthful Squad
Cal’s 2013 squad facing the nation’s third-toughest schedule is one of the nation’s youngest with a preseason experience rating that was No. 12 in the Pac-12 and No. 125 out of No. 126 teams nationally according to Phil Steele’s combined experience chart. Ironically, head coach Sonny Dykes’ former school, Louisiana Tech, was the only team in the nation at the start of the season according to Steele with less experience than the Bears. Currently on the Cal depth chart, only three seniors are offensive or defensive starters (Mark Brazinski, Dan Camporeale, Deandre Coleman), while a combined 12 freshmen (Damariay Drew, Jared Goff, Kenny Lawler, Steven Moore, Khalfani Muhammad, Hardy Nickerson, Cameron Walker) and sophomores (Chris Harper, Jalen Jefferson, Jordan Rigsbee, Freddie Tagaloa, Bryce Treggs) are listed as starters.

Goff One of the Top QBs in the Nation
Jared Goff ranks fourth in the nation in passing yards per game (339.3 ypg), fourth in total passing yards (2,036), sixth in completions per game (27.5 cpg) and 13th in total offense (328.0 ypg). Goff has completed 165-of-277 passes (59.6%) with nine touchdowns and six interceptions for a 127.7 passer efficiency rating over his first six collegiate contests.
Against Washington State, Goff passed for a school single-game record of 504 yards passing, surpassing Pat Barnes’ 503 yards in a quadruple-overtime win against Arizona in 1996. Goff owned three of the top four single-game passing performances in school history after just his first five contests. Goff also became the second Pac-12 quarterback to throw for 450 yards in three games in his career (Andrew Walter, Arizona State, 2002). One of Goff’s two touchdown passes against the Cougars went for 89 yards to Chris Harper. It was the second-longest pass play in school history.
Against Ohio State, Goff threw for 371 yards and notched a career-high three passing touchdowns. Goff has seven completions of 50 or more yards to five different receivers, finding Richard Rodgers (75-yard TD, Portland State), Khalfani Muhammad (62 yards, Portland State), James Grisom (61-yard TD, Ohio State; 53-yard TD, Washington State), Chris Harper (89-yard TD, Washington State; 52-yard TD, Northwestern) and Bryce Treggs (50 yards, Portland State). He also scored a rushing touchdown against Portland State.
In his four home games this season, Goff has completed 136-of-227 attempts (59.9%) for 1,810 yards (452.5 ypg) along with all nine of his touchdown passes and his lone rushing touchdown.

2013 Goff Game-By-Game Statistics

Opponent Passing (C-A-I-Yds-TD-Lg.)

Northwestern 39-64-3-450-2-52

Portland State 33-51-0-485-2-75

Ohio State 31-53-1-371-3-61

Oregon 3-7-0-0-6

Wash. State 33-59-1-504-2-89

UCLA 26-43-1-0-23

Cal’s Top Single-Game Passing Performances
Player (Opponent-Year) Passing (C-A-Yds)
Jared Goff (Washington State, 2013) 33-59-504
Pat Barnes (Arizona, 1996) 35-46-503 (4ot)
Jared Goff (Portland State, 2013) 33-51-485
Jared Goff (Northwestern, 2013) 39-64-450
Pat Barnes (UCLA, 1996) 26-57-435
Kevin Riley (Maryland, 2008) 33-58-423
Rich Campbell (Florida, 1980) 43-53-421

Harper and Treggs Create One-Two Punch
Sophomore wide receivers Chris Harper and Bryce Treggs have combined for 86 catches, 1,065 receiving yards and five touchdown receptions in the first six games. Harper leads the team with career highs of 45 receptions, 605 yards receiving and four scores. Treggs also has career highs of 41 receptions and 460 yards receiving, while matching his single touchdown from last season.

Harper ranks second in the Pac-12 and 12th in the nation in receptions (7.6 rpg), as well third in the Pac-12 and 21st in the nation in receiving yards (114.0 ypg), as well as. Treggs ranks fifth in the Pac-12 and tied for 20th in the nation in receptions (6.8 rpg), as well as 11th in the Pac-12 and 55th in the nation in receiving yards (76.7 ypg).

Against Washington State, Harper posted career highs of 14 catches and 231 receiving yards while adding a touchdown. The receptions and receiving yards rank third in each category on Cal’s single-game lists. He became the fifth Cal receiver to post 200 yards receiving, and the first since Geoff McArthur accomplished the feat against Stanford in 2003 with McArthur’s 16 catches in the same contest setting the school record. One of Harper’s catches went for an 89-yard touchdown, the second-longest pass play in school history. Treggs added six catches for 70 yards to give the duo 20 catches for 301 yards, with the yardage total the second most by two Cal receivers in a single game. The record is 327 set by Wesley Walker (8-289) and Jesse Thompson (4-38) on Oct. 2, 1976, against San Jose State.

In the season opener against Northwestern, Treggs notched career highs of 13 catches and 145 yards receiving against the Wildcats. The 13 receptions ranks tied for fourth all-time in Cal single-game history. Combined with Harper’s 11 catches for 148 yards, their performances marked the 11th time in school history that Cal had two receivers go over 100 yards receiving in the same game. The 293 yards receiving by Harper and Treggs against Northwestern ranks tied for third on the school’s all-time list for yards receiving by two receivers in a game.
Treggs and Harper stormed onto the scene at Cal when both had a touchdown catch in their first collegiate games in the 2012 season-opener against Nevada.

2013 Harper Game-By-Game Statistics

Opponent Receiving (No.-Yds.-TD-Lg.) 

Northwestern 11-148-2-52

Portland State 4-61-0-37

Ohio State 6-115-1-42

Oregon 3-15-0-6

Washington State 14-231-1-89

UCLA 7-35-0-20

2013 Treggs Game-By-Game Statistics

Opponent Receiving (No.-Yds.-TD-Lg.)  

Northwestern 13-145-0-36

Portland State 8-121-0-50

Ohio State 7-51-1-14

Oregon 2-31-0-17

Washington State 6-70-0-24

UCLA 5-42-0-23

Treggs And Harper On Biletnikoff Award Watch List
Bryce Treggs was one of nine receivers added Sept. 24 to the watch list for the 2013 Biletnikoff Award by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., the creator and sponsor of the award presented annually to college football’s outstanding receiver. Treggs joined fellow Golden Bear wide receiver Chris Harper, who was announced on the preseason watch list in July. Fans can vote for Treggs and Harper online at Every fan can vote once daily on the Biletnikoff Award Fan Vote page. The aggregate tally will be counted as one official vote when semifinalists, finalists and the winner are selected.

All-Purpose Threat Muhammad Now Atop Running Back Depth Chart
Current starting running back and true freshman Khalfani Muhammad leads Cal, ranks sixth in the Pac-12 and 18th nationally with an average of 143.8 all-purpose yards per game.

Muhammad had 719 all-purpose yards (162 rush, 120 receiving, 437 kick return) in the five games, returning last Saturday at UCLA after having missed the previous game against Washington State wiht an injury and compiling a personal-best and team season-high 224 all-purpose yards. In addition to his career highs of 158 return yards on seven kick returns against the Bruins, Muhammad garnered his first collegiate start at running back and finished the game with a personal-best 14 carries for 63 yards. He also had one reception for three yards.
Muhammad has totaled team highs of 19 kick returns and 437 kick return yards, with his average of 23.0 yards per kick return ranking tied for fourth in the Pac-12 and tied for 50th nationally.

Muhammad had 13 rushes for a career-high 68 rushing yards as well as his first collegiate touchdown on a four-yard scoring run that capped Cal’s first drive of the game against Portland State, while half of his rushing yards came on a career-long 33-yarder. Muhammad also caught four passes for 85 yards, including a career-long 62-yarder, and added one kick return for 21 yards against the Vikings.

2013 Muhammad Game-By-Game Statistics

Opponent All-Purpose Yardage (Rush-Rec-KR) 

Northwestern 152 (8-18-126)

Portland State 174 (68-85-21)

Ohio State 142 (21-14-107)

Oregon 27 (2-0-25)

Wash. State DNP

UCLA 224 (63-3-158)

Opponent Rushing (No.-Yds.-TD-Lg.) 

Northwestern 3-8-0-8

Portland State 13-68-1-33

Ohio State 5-21-0-7

Oregon 1-2-0-2

Wash. State DNP

UCLA 14-63-0-12

Opponent Receiving (No.-Yds.-TD-Lg.)  

Northwestern 1-18-0-18

Portland State 4-85-0-62

Ohio State 1-14-0-14

Oregon 0-0-0-0

Wash. State DNP

UCLA 1-3-0-3

Opponent Kick Returns (No.-Yds.-TD-Lg.)  

Northwestern 6-126-0-34

Portland State 1-21-0-21

Ohio State 4-107-0-42

Oregon 1-25-0-25

Wash. State DNP

UCLA 7-158-0-35

D’Amato Leads Pac-12 In Field Goals Made
Vincenzo D’Amato is tied for third nationally and first in the Pac-12 in field goals made with an average of 2.0 per contest. D’Amato has made 12 of his 13 attempts to rank third in the conference in field goal percentage (92.3). He tied his career high with three makes in each of the first two games and added two more against Ohio State and Washington State. He also booted a season-high 51-yard field goal at UCLA, one yard shy of his career best 52-yarder at Washington State in 2012. D’Amato is also tied for 40th nationally and eighth in the Pac-12 (fifth among kickers) in scoring with an average of 8.5 points per game.

In addition, D’Amato threw his first career touchdown pass against Northwestern. On the opening drive of the season, Cal lined up for a field goal only to run a fake when holder Jackson Bouza flipped the ball back to D’Amato, who then passed it back to Bouza who ran in for the score to open the Sonny Dykes era. Those efforts helped Cal garner its first conference player of the week honors as D’Amato was named the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week for the opening week of the season against Northwestern.

2013 D’Amato Game-By-Game Statistics

Opponent FGM-FGA-LG ... PAT/ATT ... KO 

Northwestern 3-3-38 ... 3-3 ... 7-429-61.3

Portland State 3-4-39 ... 4-4 ... 8-517-64.6

Ohio State 2-2-43 ... 4-4 ... 5-318-63.6

Oregon 1-1-46 ... 1-2 ... 3-165-55.0

Oregon 2-2-43 ... 2-2 ... 5-303-60.6

UCLA 1-1-51 ... 1-1 ... 3-195-65.0

Leininger Emerging As A Ray Guy Award Candidate
Cole Leininger is emerging as a candidate for the Ray Guy Award, ranking second in the Pac-12 and No. 34 nationally with a 42.6 yard punt average. Leininger booted a career-high eight punts for an average of 38.8, while he had seven punts for an average of 43.4 at UCLA. His first punt of the season went for a career-long 70 yards against Northwestern, while he has punted for 50 or more yards seven times. Leininger had a career-best average of 49.0 against Ohio State. Leininger was a third-team preseason All-Pac-12 choice of Phil Steele after a solid freshman season when he played in all 12 games and averaged 39.9 yards per punt.

The History of Memorial Stadium
Originally completed in November 1923, Memorial Stadium is dedicated to University of California, Berkeley students, alumni and other Californians who lost their lives in World War I. Cal boasts an all-time record of 320-221-16 (.589) at Memorial Stadium. The Bears have enjoyed 12 undefeated home campaigns, including three in the past decade (2004, 2006, 2008). Cal has twice won eight home games in a season (1924, 1938). Memorial Stadium is also home to one of the most memorable moments in college football history – “The Play” – Cal’s five-lateral kickoff return on the final play of the 1982 Big Game to beat Stanford.

Home Field Advantage
Following the loss to Washington State, Cal is 44-18 in its last 62 home games and 40-17 at Memorial Stadium during the stretch. The Bears were 4-1 in home games at AT&T Park in 2011 while Memorial Stadium was being renovated.

Bears As the Best, Against The Best
In 2009, the Bears recorded back-to-back wins in consecutive weeks over nationally ranked teams for the first time since 1950, defeating No. 18 Arizona at Memorial Stadium before winning at No. 14 Stanford. Cal also had a 43-17 victory over then-No. 25 UCLA at Memorial Stadium in 2012 but after falling to then-No. 22 Northwestern in the 2013 season opener and later this season to No. 4/3 Ohio State, No. 2/2 Oregon and No. 11/13 UCLA, the Bears have lost 12 of their last 13 games to ranked teams. Cal was last ranked in 2010 after having been among the nation’s top 25 teams at one point in seven consecutive campaigns from 2004-10 and eight times in nine seasons from 2002-10. Since 2002, Cal is 15-8 when playing as a top-10 ranked team.

2013 Hall of Fame Class
Eight distinguished Golden Bears have been selected for enshrinement into the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame, a list that includes Olympic medalists, NCAA champions, All-Americans, school-record holders and a conference player of the year. The Class of 2013, which will be honored with an on-field ceremony at halftime of the Oregon State game, consists of: Rick Brown (men’s track & field) - four-time Pac-8 champion still holds school record in 800 meters after 41 years; Candace Harper (softball) – All-American third baseman was key contributor to 2002 NCAA championship; Sean Lampley (men’s basketball) – a 2001 Pac-10 Player of the Year who was also voted MVP of the 1999 NIT when he led the Bears to the title; Heather Petri (women’s water polo) – the only athlete in school history to win a medal in four different Olympics; Trisha Stafford-Odom (women’s basketball) – a two-time first-team All-Pac-10 selection who led the Bears to their first two NCAA Tournament berths; Todd Steussie (football) – 1993 first-team All-American offensive tackle enjoyed 14-year NFL career; Staciana Stitts (women’s swimming) – 14-time All-American won a gold medal in the 400 medley relay at the 2000 Olympics; T. Gary Rogers (Hall of Fame Service Award) – former Cal rower has been long-time contributor to the Golden Bear crew program.

Formal induction ceremonies will take place on Friday, Oct. 18, at the annual Hall of Fame banquet at the Greek Orthodox Church Conference Center in Oakland.
With the addition of the new members, the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame now features 264 individuals and six rowing teams. The school’s Hall of Fame, which is located on the west side of Memorial Stadium and is open to all ticket holders after each home game, was inaugurated in 1986.

Cal-Oregon State Connections
• Seven Cal players – Maximo Espitia (Salem, OR/South Salem HS), Isaac Lapite (Eugene, OR/Sheldon HS/South Eugene HS), Joey Mahalic (Portland OR/Wilson HS), Johnny Ragin III (Wilson, OR/Wilsonville HS), Brennan Scarlett (Portland, OR/Central Catholic HS), Jacob Wark (Tualatin, OR/Jesuit HS) and Drake Whitehurst (Portland, OR/Lincoln HS) – list cities in Oregon as their hometown and played prep football in the state as did Gabe King, who was briefly at South Eugene High School as a prep senior but lists Burlington, North Carolina, as his hometown.

• Additionally, there are nine sets of high school teammates on the two teams: Michael Barton and Jackson Bouza were prep teammates of D.J. Alexander, Andrew Maughan, Terron Ward and Dylan Wynn at De La Salle HS; Chris Harper was a teammate of Brandon Arnold and Kevin Cummings at Crespi HS; Darius Powe and Todd Barr were prep teammates of Malik Gilmore and Dustin Stanton at Lakewood HS; Tony Mekari was a teammate of Chris Hayes at Westlake HS; James Langford and Raymond Hudson were teammates of Sean Mannion at Foothill HS.

• Oregon State head coach Mike Riley began his coaching career as a defensive graduate assistant at Cal for head coach Mike White in 1975.

• Defensive tackles coach Barry Sacks spent seven seasons coaching in Oregon at Portland State from 1986-92.

• Assistant Player Personnel Director/Community Outreach Coordinator Kevin Parker played tailback and wide receiver at Oregon, and was twice named the Ducks’ Most Inspirational Player before graduating from the school in 1999.

• Video coordinator Matt Fox was a student assistant in the video office at Oregon from 1999-2000 and graduated from the school in 2001.

• Broadcaster Todd McKim was a long-time media member as a television anchor and sports director in Eugene, and was the 2000 Oregon Broadcaster of the Year.

‘The Grab’ Nominated for GEICO Play of the Year
Maurice Harris’ one-handed touchdown catch against Portland State dubbed ‘The Grab’ is a nominee for GEICO Play of the Year. Harris made ‘The Grab’ on a pass by Jared Goff in the second quarter of Cal’s 37-30 victory over Portland State
Each week, fans vote for the GEICO Play of the Year and the winner will be announced on GEICO Best of College Football 2013 on CBS Nov. 29 at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Jackson Bouza, Deandre Coleman, Stefan McClure and Freddie Tagaloa were selected as the Golden Bears’ season captains in a vote by the team’s players.

Catch the Bears on The Drive
Cal fans have the opportunity to get an all-access inside look at Cal football during the first season of the Sonny Dykes era through the show that will air on Pac-12 Networks this fall with each new 30-minute episode making its debut each Wednesday at 7 p.m. PT. Check the Pac-12 Networks TV Schedule for additional repeats of the show, or visit for information on how to get the Pac-12 Networks.

Listen To Cal Football On Inside The Locker Room
Cal fans can listen to head football coach Sonny Dykes, as well as assistant coaches and Cal football players throughout the season on Inside the Locker Room from the Memorial Stadium Field Club. In addition to Dykes, this Wednesday’s show will feature defensive backs coach Randy Stewart and wide receiver James Grisom. Inside the Locker Room will air during the football season on Wednesday nights from 7-8 p.m. on KGO Radio 810 AM, and is hosted by Todd McKim. Coaches and student-athletes from the other 28 Golden Bear sport programs, as well as athletic department staff will also appear on the show that continues into March. The winter portion of the show will feature head coaches Mike Montgomery and Lindsay Gottlieb from the Cal men’s and women’s basketball programs. Fans can also listen to show on TuneIn by visiting

Beyond The Gridiron
Every Wednesday during the season, Cal fans can check out a new installment of Beyond the Gridiron on Beyond the Gridiron takes an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at Cal players and coaches. The week’s installment will feature running backs coach Pierre Ingram.

Brazinski Named Semifinalist for Campbell Trophy
Mark Brazinski is one of 170 candidates across all divisions of college football for the 2013 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, and he is also a semifinalist for the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation. The award is often referred to as the “Academic Heisman” Among the senior offensive lineman’s academic accomplishments at Cal include being the youngest person to ever be admitted to an information technology master’s program in Silicon Valley at the age of 20 (most of his classmates are in their mid-late 30’s). Brazinski received two bachelor’s degrees (Business Administration, Media Studies) in his first three years at Cal and is currently a graduate student in information technology. Brazinski is also a member of Mensa International, which is the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world. It is a non-profit organization open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardized, supervised IQ or other approved intelligence test.

What The Bears Will Be Wearing
The Bears, who are sporting brand new jerseys and helmets this year, will be wearing navy blue jerseys and gold pants for this Saturday’s game vs. Oregon State. Cal will primarily wear navy blue jerseys and gold pants for home games and sported that combination for each of the first four home games, but will wear gold jerseys and navy blue pants for one home game this season. Cal will always wear navy helmets. Cal wore grey jerseys and grey pants for its first road game of the season at Oregon and white jerseys with blue pants last Saturday at UCLA.

Forbes Named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
Nick Forbes is on a 22-player roster across all levels of collegiate football selected by Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) for the 2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Recognizing the “good works” of a select group of college football players from across the country, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team is one of the most prestigious off-the-field honors in college sports. The award pays tribute to the positive impact these young student-athletes have had on their communities and the lives of others. Forbes has worked with a long list of community service organizations including Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland, City of Berkeley, Playworks, Read Across America, SAGE Mentorship Project and Swim with Mike. Forbes has also been the vice president of the Golden Bear Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (GBAC) since 2011 and has represented Cal at both the Pac-12 Student-Athlete Advisory Conference and the NCAA APPLE Conference. In addition, Forbes has been a speaker at a local elementary school and to youth football teams speaking on the importance of education, respect, treating others right and staying out of trouble. He hosted Cal’s Oski Student Awards show in the spring of 2013 and also organized both a fashion show fundraiser and a student-athlete formal earlier this year.

Starkey In 39th Season
Long-time Cal radio play-by-play announcer Joe Starkey is enjoying his 39th season of calling Cal football. Starkey is currently the sixth-longest tenured radio announcer in the country and the longest tenured among Pac-12 announcers.

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