In Littlejohn's first season working with the Cal defensive backs, the Bears ranked third in the nation in interceptions with five different backs tallying interceptions.
Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year Daymeion Hughes ranked third in the nation with eight interceptions.
During two years at Syracuse, coached a pair of All-Big East defensive backs in Diamond Ferri and Anthony Smith - all four of Syracuse's starting defensive backs went on to the NFL.
Littlejohn's defensive backfield helped UCLA lead the Pac-10 in total defense and pass efficiency defense, as well as rank second in the league in scoring defense, during the 2001 campaign.
All four starting defensive backs on UCLA's 2001 team advanced to play in the NFL - Ricky Manning, Matt Ware, Marques Anderson and Ben Emanuel.
While he was overseeing defensive backs at San Jose State in 2000, the Spartans led the Western Athletic Conference with 15 interceptions.
Daymeion Hughes (California) - Consensus First_team All-American in 2006; drafted in third round by the Indianapolis Colts
Ricky Manning, Jr. (UCLA) - Third-round pick by Carolina in 2003; played in the 2004 Super Bowl; three-time first-team All-Pac-10 honoree
Matt Ware (UCLA) - DB was third-round pick by Philadelphia in 2004; played on Eagles' 2005 Super Bowl team
Diamond Ferri (Syracuse) - Two-way player who had 226 tackles, six interceptions and 429 rushing yards at Syracuse; now with NFL's Atlanta Falcons
Anthony Smith (Syracuse) - Third at Syracuse among DBs with 293 tackles ... selected in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers
Steven Gregory (Syracuse) - Four year starter at Syracuse ... ranked third in school history with 40 passes defensed ... signed with Chargers as a free agent in 2006
Accomplishments as players
Littlejohn was a two-time first-team all-conference choice and a 1987 honorable mention All-American defensive back at West Texas State.
Transferred to Fresno State where he played baseball and was a member of the Bulldogs' 1988 College World Series team.
The Littlejohn File
Bowl Games as a Coach