"The Joe Roth Story is the biggest secret in the history of college athletics," said former Cal coach Mike White, who emceed Wednesday's screening.
The project was born because of Cal alums Phil Schaaf and Bob Rider, who set out to tell Roth's story of determination, humanity, and ultimately, tragedy. Roth died at the age of 21 after a bout with melanoma, just a few months after his senior season at Cal. He entered that year as a Heisman Trophy frontrunner and the projected No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft.
"In the end it has nothing to do with the sport," Schaaf said. "Instead, it's about human elegance in the face of unfathomable adversity. In Joe's case, it's against this backdrop of athletic greatness."
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Position group Ranking Quarterback Good shape Running back We'll see Receiver Great shape Tight end We'll see Offensive line We'll see Defensive tackle We'll see Defensive end We'll see Linebacker We'll see Cornerback We'll see Safety We'll see
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