California Golden Bears football


California Golden Bears football

Cal's All-Century Football Team

chosen by Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, CA, November 18, 1999
Offense

* QB: Steve Bartkowski "(1972-74)" Edges another NFL first-round pick in Craig Morton (Cowboys). Consensus All-American in 1974 was first player taken in NFL draft, by Atlanta.
* RB: Chuck Muncie "(1973-75)" Gained 1,460 yards rushing in 1975, leading Cal to 8-3 record and share of Pac-8 title with UCLA. Rushed for 100 yards or more 15 times in career.
* RB: Russell White "(1990-92)" Bears' career rushing leader with 3,367 yards only Cal player to rush for at least 1,000 yards in three straight seasons.
* TE: Tony Gonzalez "(1994-96)" First-round pick of Kansas City Chiefs in 1997 also played three years of basketball at Cal.
* WR: Sean Dawkins "(1990-92)" Cal's all-time leader with 14 receiving touchdowns in 1992 was first-round pick by Indianapolis Colts.
* WR: Wesley Walker "(1973-76)" Had eight catches for 289 yards against San Jose State in 1976.
* OL: Todd Steussie "(1990-93)" Two-time All-Pac-10 tackle was first-round choice of Minnesota Vikings in 1994.
* OL: Dan McMillan "(1920-21)" Bears were 18-0-1 during McMillan's two years as an offensive tackle, including a 127-0 demolishing of St. Mary's on Oct. 9, 1920.
* OL: Rod Franz "(1946-49)" Guard was only three-time All-American in Cal history and helped Bears post unbeaten regular seasons (10-0) in 1948 and '49.
* OL: Les Richter "(1949-51)" Consensus All-America guard in 1950 and '51 was just as good at linebacker.
* OL: Bob Herwig "(1935-37)" Offensive center was narrow choice over fellow Cal Hall of Famer member Babe Horrell. Also played basketball for the Bears.
* PK: Doug Brien "(1991-93)" Bears' all-time leading scorer (288 points) secured job by beating Arizona, UCLA with fourth-quarter field goals on back-to-back weeks in 1991.
Defense

* DL: Brick Muller "(1920-22)" Two-time All-American led ferocious defense and threw 50-yard touchdown pass in 28-0 win over Ohio State on Jan. 1, 1921, Cal's first Rose Bowl win.
* DL: Stan Barnes "(1918-21)" Another Wonder Team member gets narrow nod over Pittsburg High School's Regan Upshaw.
* DL: Ed White "(1966-68)" One of best NFL offensive linemen ever was four-time Pro Bowler and played in four Super Bowls with Vikings. Being inducted into College Football Hall of Fame next month.
* DL: Sherman White "(1969-71)" Didn't play in high school football, but was all-conference pick in 1970 and '71, and was first-round pick of Cincinnati Bengals in 1972.
* LB: Ron Rivera "(1980-83)" Consensus All-American in 1983 holds Cal single-season records for tackles for loss (26.5) and sacks (13).
* LB: Sekou Sanyika "(1996- [1999] )" Hercules resident is Cal's all-time leader in tackles for loss and is expected to be first-round NFL draft pick next spring.
* LB: Matt Hazeltine "(1951-54)" Two-time All-American played with 49ers from 1955-68.
* DB: Carl Van Heuit "(1949-50)" Gifted athlete averaged 11.1 yards per punt return while helping Cal go to back-to-back Rose Bowls in 1950 and '51. Was All-American in 1950.
* DB: Ken Wiedemann "(1967-69)" School's all-time interception leader with 16.
* DB: Deltha O'Neal "(1996- [1999] )" Four interceptions returned for touchdowns this season set NCAA record.
* DB: Jackie Jensen "(1946-48)" First Cal player in history to rush for more than 100 yards in a game. Had five carries for 109 yards in 47-14 rout of Washington State on Nov. 2, 1946.
* P: Nick Harris "(1997- [2000] )" Averaging 42.6 yards per punt despite many pooches. Sure NFL player.
* UTL: Walter Gordon "(1916-18)" Could play any position on the field better than anyone else.Coach

* Andy Smith (1916-25) Never had losing season while going 74-16-7 in 10 seasons at Cal. Record included 7-0-1 mark against USC and 6-1-1 ledger in Big Game. Beat USC 12-0 on Oct. 28, 1922, in first game played at the Rose Bowl.----

Current NFL Players

*Lorenzo Alexander - Defensive Tackle, Washington Redskins
*J.J. Arrington - Running Back, Arizona Cardinals
*Nnamdi Asomugha - Cornerback, Oakland Raiders
*Tully Banta-Cain - Linebacker, San Francisco 49ers
*David Binn - Center, San Diego Chargers
*Desmond Bishop - Linebacker, Green Bay Packers
*Kyle Boller - Quarterback, Baltimore Ravens
*Andre Carter - Defensive End, Washington Redskins
*Adimchinobe Echemandu - Running Back, Oakland Raiders
*Justin Forsett - Running Back, Indianapolis Colts
*Scott Fujita - Linebacker, New Orleans Saints
*Matt Giordano - Safety, Indianapolis Colts
*Tony Gonzalez - Tight End, Kansas City Chiefs
*Nick Harris - Punter, Detroit Lions
*Lavelle Hawkins - Wide Receiver, Tennessee Titans
*Daymeion Hughes - Cornerback, Indianapolis Colts
*Desean Jackson - Wide Receiver, Philadelphia Eagles
*L.P. Ladouceur - Defensive End, Dallas Cowboys
*Ryan Longwell - Kicker, Minnesota Vikings
*David Lonie - Punter, Green Bay Packers
*Marshawn Lynch - Running Back, Buffalo Bills
*Brandon Mebane - Defensive Tackle, Seattle Seahawks
*Aaron Merz - Offensive Guard, Buffalo Bills
*Jeremy Newberry - Center, San Diego Chargers
*Ryan O'Callaghan - Offensive Tackle, New England Patriots
*Deltha O'Neal - Cornerback, New England Patriots
*Marvin Philip - Center, Pittsburgh Steelers
*Aaron Rodgers - Quarterback, Green Bay Packers
*Todd Steussie - Offensive Tackle, St. Louis Rams
*Craig Stevens - Tight End, Tennessee Titans
*Byron Storer - Fullback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
*Langston Walker - Offensive Tackle, Buffalo Bills
*John Welbourn - Offensive Tackle, Kansas City Chiefs

References

External links

* [http://calbears.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/ Official Website]
* [http://www.pac-10.org/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/080806aae.html Pac-10 Media Guide Reference] for team statistics
* [http://calbears.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/2006-media-guide.html Team Media Guide Reference] for team statistics
* [http://www.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/cal/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/pdf-07FB151to190-072007 Cal History on CalBears.com]
* [http://www.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/cal/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/pdf-07FB121to150-072007 Cal Records on CalBears.com]
* [http://calbears.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/archive/cal-m-footbl-archive.html Archived Golden Bears football websites back to 1997]
* [http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=108416577180588181112.0004463a8c080df56a5e7&ll=42.682435,-117.597656&spn=46.236192,116.542969&z=3 Recruiting Maps during Tedford era on Google Maps]
* [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/01/01/SP3RU7LEN.DTL&type=SP Cal's bowl history]


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