Aug. 12, 2009
BERKELEY - California junior running back Jahvid Best was listed fourth among Heisman hopefuls in an ESPN.com Experts Poll published Wednesday. The panel determining the poll consists of analysts, former players, former coaches and ESPN.com's college football staff.
Quarterbacks Tim Tebow (Florida), Colt McCoy (Texas) and Sam Bradford (Oklahoma) took the top three spots in the poll.
Best was followed in the poll by nine other players that received votes to finish among the first five in the Heisman race - safety Eric Berry (Tennessee), wide receiver Dez Bryant (Oklahoma State), quarterback Jevan Snead (Mississippi), quarterback (Daryll Clark (Penn State), running back Jonathan Dwyer (Georgia Tech), safety Taylor Mays (USC), quarterback Terrelle Pryor (quarterback), defensive end Jerry Hughes (TCU) and Rolando McClain (Alabama).
ESPN.com poll voter Bruce Feldman also selected Best fourth and called him "the most exciting player in college football" in an explanation of his picks.
Best is currently listed fifth on ESPN.com's Rank `Em: Heisman Watch 2009 that allows website visitors to select their 2009 Heisman picks vote for Jahvid here.
Cal's 2009 training camp continues through August 29 with the day's final practice followed by Fan Appreciation Day at Memorial Stadium from 12:00 - 2:00 pm, PT. All practices are closed to the public.
The Bears begin their 2009 campaign with a nationally televised ESPN2 contest against Maryland at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 5 (7:00 p.m., PT). Cal fans are encouraged to participate in a Blue Out in the season-opener. The best way to show your support is to pick up the Cal 2009 Football Official Game Day Tee. For more information, visit CalBears.com/Blueout.
For 2009 Cal football tickets, visit CalBears.com or call (800) GO BEARS.