Reflecting on Ted Agu's career at Cal, Coach Tedford praised him as a true student athlete.
"You can’t respect or admire anyone more than him," Tedford said of Agu. "He was such a driven, passionate guy. He came to Cal with a vision and a goal for academics and football."
Tedford called Agu a great "team guy" who was admired by everyone on the team.
"He had a very rigorous academic schedule but he also wanted to compete a high level," Tedford said. "He was going to prove his worth. It was mission accomplished 100 percent.
"Not only did he earn a scholarship, but along the way he gained the respect and admiration of his teammates, which is far more important than football. My heart goes out to the Agu family and the Cal players."
As a model student athlete, Ted Agu earned praise from the Dean of Public Health due to his accomplishments in the classroom. Dean of the School of Public Health Stefan Bertozzi issed a statement about Ted's untimely passing.
"Ted’s untimely death is a great shock; not only was he a star athlete on the Cal football team, but he was also a strong student with plans for medical school. Those who knew him have commented that despite having the impressive physicality of a football player, he had a charming warmth of character.
"Ted demonstrated strong leadership skills, serving as an informal peer adviser for incoming freshman football players. He was passionate about using the influence of football players and coaches to improve healthy behaviors among youth in our community and was planning to work with the School on a project related to this.
"He will long be remembered."
If you would like to donate to the Ted Agu Memorial Fund, please visit this link.
- Cal defeated 3-seed Georgia to advance to the quarterfinal of the ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championships.
- The seventh-ranked Cal men's gymnastics team won every event to defeat ASU.
- Ice pellets and other miserable weather forced a cancellation of the women's gymnastics meet at Oregon State. There's not much worse than ice pellets.
Swimming and Diving
- Ranked second in the nation, the Cal men's team won its 14th consecutive event (dating back to last season). The Bears defeated no. 3 USC 174-125.
- Rain forced the cancellation of today's third annual FanFest and the Blue-Gold intrasquad scrimmage.
- No. 24 Cal opened the 2014 season with an 8-2 victory over New Mexico.
- The Bears split day two of the Kajikawa Classic with a 10-3 in over Bradley and a 4-6 loss to Creighton.
- Ted Agu passed away after a conditioning workout on Friday morning. Faraudo has more details on the Cal community's tragic loss.
- Dean of the Berkeley School of Public Health Stefan Bertozzi laments the loss of Agu. Pre-med Ted was a strong student in the public health program who served as an academic adviser for first-year football players.
- DeAndre Coleman, Khairi Fortt, and Richard Rodgers received NFL Combine invitations.
- Uncle Ted has an interesting piece on the coaching carousel in the Pac-12 over the past few years.