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Active Cal Players in the NFL

With the NFL in its final three weeks of the regular season, have a look at the 33 former Cal players currently on an NFL roster here.

10FB-Mohamed-NFF-Awards-Dinner-003-GB_blog.jpgCheck out what former Cal linebacker Mike Mohamed had to say about his trip to New York City for the National Football Foundation's Annual Awards Banquet held at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Mohamed was one of 16 NFF National Scholar Athlete's that was recognized and a finalist for the prestigious William V. Campbell Trophy that was won by Sam Acho of Texas.

  • Upon Arrival Monday afternoon regarding Media Responsibilities ... Alright, I will try to get it all in, kinda rushing to get around right now.
  • Tuesday morning ... Just heard all the Hall of Famers talk ... Bill Cosby is hilarious!
  • Tuesday afternoon ... Bout to get a shot from atop the Empire State!
  • Tuesday at the Awards Dinner ... The banquet is awesome so far! Great food and a lot of big name football players here!
  • Tuesday after the Awards Dinner ... I'm thankful to have been able to come to New York and be part of the NFF's ceremony!
  • Last thought late Tuesday night ... It was coolest to meet probably Tom Brokaw or Archie Manning because of their reputations and their work in broadcasting and football.
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Cal senior linebacker Mike Mohamed will be a guest on "The Razor and Mr. T." radio show on Wednesday, Nov. 17 (6 p.m. PT). Among the topics Mohamed is expected to discuss is his final Big Game when the Golden Bears host Stanford at Memorial Stadium this Saturday, Nov. 20 (12:30 p.m. PT).

Cal's leading tackler in both 2009 and through the first 10 games of 2010 was recently named a finalist and quarterfinalist for a pair of college football's most prestigious awards in the Campbell Trophy and the Lott IMPACT Trophy.

Oregon State now up 28-0

Oregon State has scored on all four of its possessions and now leads Cal, 28-0, with 6:17 remaining in the second quarter. The most recent Beavers score came on a 17-yard pass from Ryan Katz to Joe Halahuni to cap a five-play, 76-yard drive in 2:31. 

Oregon State now up 14-0

Oregon State has made it 14-0 in Corvallis on a two-yard run by Jacquizz Rodgers and an extra point from Justin Kahut with 1:36 to go in the first quarter. The scoring play culminated an eight-play, 76-yard drive.

OSU Scores First

Oregon State has put the first score on the board on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Jacquizz Rodgers to Colby Prince to put the Beavers ahead 7-0. Extra point was good by Justin Kahut. The touchdown drive was five plays, 57-yards.

Underway in Corvallis

Cal and Oregon State are underway. The Golden Bears are in white tops and gold bottoms.

Execute The Game Plan

Cal junior tailback Shane Vereen and senior defensive back Darian Hagan were both interviewed briefly by following a walk-thru at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Friday in preparation for Cal's game against USC on Saturday, Oct. 16 (12:30 p.m. PT). Check out what they both had to say, including the same four words "execute the game plan" when asked what they needed to do against the Trojans.

Vereen, Jones Pac-10 Leaders


Cal junior tailback Shane Vereen is now leading the Pac-10 in rushing and scoring, while junior wide receiver Marvin Jones paces the conference in receptions after both players posted the most productive games of their collegiate careers at Nevada last Friday.

Vereen ran for a career-high 198 rushing yards and a career-high-tying three touchdowns on 19 carries at Nevada. He now has rushed for 324 yards and six touchdowns on 49 carries in his first three games for a Pac-10-leading average of 108.0 yards per game that is also No. 20 nationally. Cal has had the Pac-10's rushing leader in three of the past six years, with J.J. Arrington (2004, 168.2 ypg), Marshawn Lynch (2006, 104.3 ypg) and Jahvid Best (2008, 131.7 ypg) taking the conference's rushing crowns. Vereen has also scored 48 points on eight touchdowns (six rushing, two receiving) for an average of 16.0 points per game that paces the league and is tied for second nationally. He is also fourth in the Pac-10 in all-purpose yardage (126.33 ypg).

Jones put up career bests with 12 receptions for 161 yards at Nevada and now leads the Pac-10 with 21 catches (7.0 per game), while ranking second with 328 receiving yards (109.33 per game). The last time a Cal player led the Pac-10 in receiving was in 2003 when Geoff MacArthur caught 85 passes for 1,504 yards in 13 contests for an average of 115.4 receiving yards per game. He is also fifth in the conference in all-purpose yardage (117.00 ypg). He is 12th in the nation in receiving yards per game and 15th in receptions per contest.

Cal senior linebacker Mike Mohamed will call-in to the Damon Bruce Show on KNBR 1050 AM at 2 p.m. today to talk about the team's 2-0 start and upcoming trip to Nevada for a nationally televised ESPN game this Friday, Sept. 17 (7:05 p.m. PT). Visit KNBR 1050 AM to listen live.

The 2010 preseason All-America selection equaled a career-high 14 tackles in a 52-7 win over Colorado last Saturday and was subsequently named the to be named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week, as well as the Muscle Milke California Student Athlete of the Week.

The final double day practice of the 2010 Cal football training camp has just begun and appropriately enough one of the tunes blaring out of the speakers during the team's pre-stretching exercises was the Michael Jackson classic "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough." The guys seemed to like the song, released in 1979 well before any of them were bored, if a few hoots and hollers during stretching were any indication. It could also be the theme of the training camp, which is now in its 15th day. If you're counting, today's double-day workouts are No. 18 and No. 19.
Cal head coach Jeff Tedford and starting tailback Shane Vereen were interviewed after practice by for the Chronicle Live television show on Friday night. The program will air on CSN Bay Area live at 5 p.m. PT, and replay at 11 p.m. Check your <A HREF="" TARGET="_blank"></A> or your local listings for specific channels.

Vereen Returns to Full-Go


Cal starting tailback Shane Vereen participated in full team activities on Friday for the first time during the Golden Bears' 2010 training camp that began on August 7. Vereen had been limited during the club's first 13 days of camp with a tight hamstring but was part of the light contact team sessions Cal conducted Friday.

"It felt good to go out there and finally run around with the rest of the guys," said Vereen. "I'm a little sore but happy to get my feet on the ground. The last couple of weeks have gone by very slow, and I was very anxious the whole time to try to get out there as quickly as possible, but at the same time be smart."

An inspiring story on senior cornerback Darian Hagan and his toddler daughter's battle with cancer last year can be found on the front page of Friday's sports section of the Contra Costa Times. The story was written by Cal football beat writer Jonathan Okanes of the Bay Area News Group.
The family football tree of senior linebacker Keith Browner Jr. was featured in an article written by Cal football beat writer John Crumpacker that was published in the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday. Visit to read the article.

The 2010 Cal Football Preview show will debut on Comcast SportsNet California this Friday, Aug. 20, at 10:30 p.m. PT. Hosted by Damon Andrews, the show includes a sit-down interview with head coach Jeff Tedford and a candidate look at quarterback Kevin Riley. Tailback Shane Vereen will take viewers behind the scenes with his Flip Video camcorder to get the scoop on the team's offensive line. The show will also examine Cal's new-look defense headed by former NFL defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast in his first season with the Bears, and anchored by preseason All-American linebacker Mike Mohamed and defensive lineman Cameron Jordan.

After the show's Aug. 20 debut, it will replay on CSN California on Sat., Aug. 21 (12:30 p.m. PT) and Tue., Aug. 24 (7:30 p.m. PT).

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Senior quarterback Kevin Riley was featured by Cal football beat writer Jonathan Okanes of the Bay Area News Group on Sunday, August 15, about his "contented confidence." Check out the full article or go to the Around The Web section of for more recent features on Cal football.

Fans can visit Memorial Stadium to meet the 2010 Cal football players and coaches during the team's annual Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, Aug. 28. Gates open at 11:15 a.m. and all fans must enter the stadium through the North Tunnel. The two-hour event will include an autograph session, the opportunity to take photos and interact with players and coaches, free burritos compliments of Rubio's for the first 1,000 fans to arrive, additional food and drinks samples from Rubio's and Odwalla, and the 2010 team poster.

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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for 10FB-Band-Practice.jpgWhile the Bears begin to wake from a little bit of a nap wherever they can kind find a spot to lay their heads between practices on their first double day of training camp, Memorial Stadium is filled with the joyful sounds of the Cal Marching Band practicing (and yelling and laughing) as they do their own preparations for the 2010 campaign. Football season is almost here. What are you doing to get ready?

Check for a report on both of the football team's workouts today on Saturday evening.

The Bears got an early start on Saturday for their first double day of the 2010 training camp. The wake-up call was well before sunrise and the team in the midst of a practice in full pads that will include extended team sessions. After grabbing lunch (and maybe a moment or two of shuteye), they will be back in meetings and getting tape and treatment for a late afternoon workout. Position meetings follow dinner and then the Bears will finally get a little rest.

Summer school is over and the fall semester has yet to start, but the Dog Days of camp have certainly arrived.