Golden Bears have won last six meetings between the teams in Berkeley
Golden Bears look to start conference competition with a victory
Season opener at Memorial Stadium scheduled for Sept. 1 vs. Nevada.
CAL CAREER: Did not play during his three seasons with the program from 2009-10 and 2012 ... changed his number from No. 24 in 2009 and 2010 to No. 32 in 2012.
2013: Left the team prior to spring practice.
2012: Returned to the Cal football program in the fall ... did not practice with the team in the spring.
2011: Not a member of the Cal football program.
2010: Suffered a season-ending injury during the team's 2010 training camp.
2009: Redshirted ... did not play.
LYNWOOD HS: Earned three-star ratings from Rivals and Scout ... tabbed an All-Region selection by both Prepstar and SuperPrep as a 2007 junior ... Rivals pegged him fourth nationally in its rankings of "most physical" cornerbacks and as the No. 37 player in the country overall at the position, as well as the No. 42 overall player in California ... named the No. 52 player overall in California/Hawaii/Nevada by SuperPrep ... selected preseason All-Southern Section as a 2008 senior but suffered a season-ending leg injury in the fourth game of the year for a team that finished 8-3-1 overall and reached the second round of the playoffs ... was an All-San Gabriel Valley League choice as a junior after collecting 60 tackles, 2.0 sacks and two forced fumbles ... also saw action as a running back, scoring three touchdowns as a senior before his season-ending injury ... carried the ball 18 times for 171 yards and a touchdown as a junior after rushing 21 times for 112 yards and a TD in his 2006 sophomore campaign.
PERSONAL: Full name is Vachel Samuels Jr. ... born July 4, 1990 ... father is Vachel Samuels Sr. ... major is American studies.
LAST UPDATED: April 22, 2013