(5) Russell White
Cal Football: Russell White - Where Are They Now? (Cal Alumni Association) (via calathletics)
1990 Cal Football Highlights Part A (via PRD74)
(12) Will Ta'ufo'ou
Will Ta'ufo'ou Career Highlights (via ronenlish1)
Ta'ufo'ou has done great, gritty things that not many Cal fans will remember, but they're still worth noting. Here's one of Hydro's greatest memories of Will T, having to participate in running drills with the sturdy Golden back.
When Coach K gave the word, I did my best to "burst" off of the line. In my peripheral vision, I saw that Will didn't move when Coach K the word. He paused for perhaps half a second to give me a head start. How kind of Will.
With my head start, I could feel myself putting space between me and Will as I was approaching my top speed and Will was still getting up to his top speed. After passing the first 20 yards, I could hear Will laboring behind me and catching up. For a moment, I thought there was a good chance I might hold him off for the final stretch. But then slowly, I could see Will to my right peripheral right next to me... and then pass me up. It was then, that I was started laughing at myself and pulled up short. Will finished out the 40 and was also laughing at the comedy of the situation. Here we had me, someone who was easily outweighed by Will by a good 80 pounds or so, get beat handidly on a 40 yard dash with a half second head start or so. I mean, by the time I had run 30 yards, Will had already caught up to me and surpassed me. Embarassing? Some might say yes, but I wasn't embarassed or ashamed at all.
Will was signed by the Chicago Bears coming out of Cal and after time there and in Cleveland, he is now playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars.