Jan. 3, 2011
BERKELEY - A total of 14 of the 33 former Cal football players that were on NFL rosters at the end of the 2010 regular season are on rosters for teams in the NFL Playoffs. The list is highlighted by three Cal players participating in an intriguing NFC Wild Card Weekend game this Sunday, Jan. 9 (1:30 p.m. ET, FOX) between a wild card Green Bay team led by former Golden Bears quarterback Aaron Rodgers and linebacker Desmond Bishop facing a Philadelphia Eagles squad that features wide receiver/returner DeSean Jackson.
Jackson is also one of three Cal football players selected to NFL Pro Bowl rosters last month, along with Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (also in the playoffs) and Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who is a starter while both Jackson and Gonzalez were selected as reserves.
A complete list of former Cal players on NFL Playoff rosters is listed below. Visit CalBears.com for a full list of the 33 players that were on NFL rosters in 2010.
TULLY BANTA-CAIN (OLB) - NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DESMOND BISHOP (LB) - GREEN BAY PACKERS
THOMAS DeCOUD (FS) - ATLANTA FALCONS
JUSTIN FORSETT (RB) - SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
MIKE GIBSON (G) - SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
Next Game: Saturday, Jan. 8, 1:30 p.m. PT, NBC - host New Orleans Saints
MATT GIORDANO (DB) - NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
TONY GONZALEZ (TE) - ATLANTA FALCONS
DeSEAN JACKSON (WR/RET) - PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
MARSHAWN LYNCH (RB) - SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
BRANDON MEBANE (DT) - SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
CAMERON MORRAH (TE) - SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
RYAN O'CALLAGHAN (T) - KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
AARON RODGERS (QB) - GREEN BAY PACKERS
VERRAN TUCKER (WR) - KANSAS CITY CHIEFS