A special Memorial Day edition of the Hall of Fame features perhaps the highlight matchup of the second round. One Golden Bear was electric, the other was sublime. But both helped their teams win critical games in their own way.
You have until Friday at noon to cast your votes! Click here to view the full bracket. The winner goes onto face the Deltha O'Neal-Jahvid Best winner.
Last week's winners: Andre Carter (over Syd'Quan Thompson, 154-67) & Russell White (over Alexis Grey-Lawson 167-59)
Perhaps no other skill player in Cal history instilled as much fear and respect into opposing defenses and special teams coverages as DeSean Jackson. Opening day starter as a true freshman. His first two career touches went for touchdowns against Sacramento State. Led the Bears in receiving as a sophmore with 59 catches for 1,060 yards and nine touchdowns as set a Cal record with four punt returns for touchdowns. Perhaps his greatest play was a 77 yard punt return against Tennessee in 2007 that went for a touchdown. Some consider him an enigma during his Junior year, in which the Cal football team collapsed in the second half of the season, however, his overall body of work is not to be ignored. He departed holding Pac-10 records for punts returned for a touchdown both in a season (four), and in a career (six). Jackson ranks third all-time at California for receiving yards with 2,423 and receiving touchdowns with 22. He is sixth in receptions (162). Jackson finished with 52 career plays of 20 yards or more, making up 23 percent of his 226 touches.
If Patrick is all potential, Theo is consistent. Gotta love the guy. All four years, he’s been our guy to make the clutch three. I still remember the first time he sealed a game against UCLA with a dagger from the corner. Ever since then, I can’t stop loving every single shot he decides to take. Hopefully we can find someone as consistent as Theo has been, but it might be too much to ask. The dude is ice cold clutch. ~CaliforniaBoneMr. Consistency. My absolute favorite guy because he used hard work to make the most of modest athletic gifts. I always wanted to see a game where he said "F this. I’m the best player on this team, I’m bombin’." I really appreciated his team-first approach on both ends. If he doesn’t hold his own on the defensive glass this year, we’re in the NIT. ~Kodiak
What people will miss the most about Theo:
just solid solid solid solid play. Smart, heady, low mistake, high upside play. ~LeonPowe
his composure under pressure. Nothing gets to this guy and he always knocks down big big shots when he counts. Very dependable to his teammates and so unselfish. ~nickle
Never flashy, but he just goes out there and works hard both ends on the floor. Seems like he is always providing a big bucket, rebound, or assist somewhere. ~Ed Yevelev
clutch shots, calm delivery, seems very intelligent ~Thoroughbred
steady, fundamental and the marksmanship ~geebear