(3) Shane Vereen
Shane Vereen 2009 Highlights (via HANDSOMElifeOFswing)
Royrules22: "This guy carried the ball 40+ times against a top-10 Stanfurd team on the Farm and helped us pull of a monumental upset. That alone makes him deserve this."
Shane Vereen 2010 Highlights (via HANDSOMElifeOFswing)
Shane's gone on to the NFL and has had a nice couple of years with the New England Patriots, even delivering a highlight reel run against the Houston Texans and developing from a role player to a vital part of the rushing attack. Vereen looks to continue being a vital cog in NFL offensive schemes as a member of the New York Giants.
(14) Stephen G. Miller
fiatlux introduces Professor Miller, one of the most beloved professors at Cal:
Professor Miller is hands down my all time favorite professor at Cal. And it's not close. He is exactly what you think of when you think of your idealized college professor. He taught in classics, including the popular (particularly for this forum - see what I did there...) Classics 180, Ancient Athletics, which also happened to be attended by many athletes. It was by no means a mic class, but it also wasn't really hard and it was in fact really interesting and enjoyable.
Professor Miller would inject contemporary points into his lecture and would often have the athletes in the class delver punch lines or key points. Mike Pawlawski for instance was called on to deliver a lecture on what a hero is, using Joe Roth as the subject.
Now this is back in antiquity before the Internet, but Professor Miller would often have students up to his house in North Berkeley to watch away football games. He'd go all out BBQing and providing all the booze... and it was a great mix of people he would have up.
All that alone would be great, but professor Miller is also a world renown expert in the Olympics. There are four ancient Olympic sites in Greece and the University of California controls one, Nemea, thanks to Professor Miller who excavated what had been roads and grape fields to unearth the ancient Nemea Olympic grounds. Through his vision of bringing the classics to everyone, he has made Nemea easily accessible to the general public and in fact hosts his own "games" open to anyone.
It's just a magnificent experience that I would encourage all of you to do.
Here's some interesting coverage:
Would love to see Professor Miller in to this august pantheon.