NFL.com took a look at the top 25 players to have a breakout season in 2014 and no. 17 was a Golden Bear great with a penchant for spectacular catches: WR Marvin Jones.
Jones is a joy to watch. (It was hard to narrow down the highlights for this article.) I expected to see a pure vertical receiver when firing up NFL Game Rewind, but Jones was a complete player with few holes. He never gives up on a pass, no matter how wayward the throw from Andy Dalton. He can make sensational diving catches, and grab passes in traffic. He is a natural, fluid runner after the catch or when he's given the ball on a handoff.
The Bengals love to use Jones' athleticism in the red zone and on the sidelines. He has very consistent hands and showed the ability to break tackles in the open field despite his lanky frame. Playing across the field from [A.J.] Green is a gift, and Jones consistently takes advantage of his matchups.
Check out the full story to read more about potential plans for Jones to become the no. 2 receiver in Cincinnati, some projections about his production in 2014, and some sweet highlights from his NFL career.
Track and Field
- Alex Morgan's two goals in the US Women's National Team's tied game against France pushed her into 10th place on the all-time scoring list
Women's Swimming and Diving
- Several Golden Bears are swimming at the Santa Clara Grand Prix, where Missy Franklin and Kelly Naze placed second in the 100m freestyle and butterfly, respectively
Men's Swimming and Diving
- At the Santa Clara Grand Prix, Tom Shields tied superstar Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly, but Nathan "Bok Choy" Adrian was able to beat Phelps to place first in the 100m freestyle
- Two Bears-to-be cleaned up at the Norcal Boys 18 and 16 Junior Sectional Championships, winning the doubles and the singles title in the 18 group
- Cal's season opener against Northwestern will be part of their peanut-free series of games to help and bring attention to people suffering from peanut allergies, which is a legitimate ailment unlike some Northwestern maladies
- TE Richard Rodgers may have the "inside track" for the starting position
- Who dat? Just former Cal DE Cameron Jordan.
- CGB Hall of Fame: (1) Jerome Randle vs. (9) Jolene Henderson
- Cal Olympic Sports Roundup - Bears competed in Track and Field National Championships, Fall sports schedules announced
- Post Spring Football Q&A about Oregon State
- The Bears get a new safety, rumored to be losing one, as well
- Golden Nuggets: What is our worst football loss since the 2010 World Cup?