Two of Cal's most beloved figures are considered in this round of the CGB Hall of Fame. The winner goes onto take Desmond Bishop in the second round.
Voting ends at noon on Friday. Make your decision after reading the case for each after the jump. Also, vote for Hardy vs the Play Players.
CruzinBears nominated Ortega, pointing out that he led Cal with the most tackles in Golden Bear history. He was recently inducted into the actual Cal Hall of Fame.
David Ortega, Football
Cal's all-time leading tackler with 525 career stops, Ortega started four consecutive seasons for Cal after moving into the opening lineup in the fourth game of his redshirt-freshman year. He earned second-team All-Pac-10 and first-team sophomore All-America honors from Football News in 1986 after registering a team-leading 142 tackles and posting a team-high six interceptions - the most ever by a Cal linebacker in one season. Ortega was a second-team All-Pac-10 choice as a junior and claimed first-team accolades his senior year when he finished with 159 tackles, an average of 14.5 per game. Twice chosen an honorable mention All-American, he had a personal-best 22 tackles (15 unassisted) vs. Wisconsin and 20 tackles vs. Stanford in 1989. He was named Cal's Most Inspirational Player as a senior and played in the 1990 East-West Shrine Game. Ortega currently works as compliance director for Cal Athletics
I’m not familiar with all of Cal’s ADs, but her list of accomplishments would probably rank her near the top: -Retained Tedford with a contract extension
-Hired Mike Montgomery
-Kept Joanne Boyle in Berkeley
-Shepherded the Athletic Department through the tree sitter fiasco and now the SAHPC and Memorial retrofit is well on it’s way.
-Is presiding over perhaps the most successful collective run in Cal sports, at least based on Director’s Cup standings.