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CGB Hall of Fame: (7) Sean Dawkins vs (2) Desean Jackson

The last Round of 32 matchup in the Joe Kapp Region pits two great wide receivers against each other: Sean Dawkins and Desean Jackson.

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Results from the previous round

Seventh-seeded Sean Dawkins doubles up tenth-seeded Keenan Allen, while second-seeded Desean Jackson advanced past fiftheenth-seeded Justin Cobbs, 92-51.

(7) Sean Dawkins

Scootie discusses Sean Dawkins:

He played for three years, from 1990-1992. In that time, he had 129 receptions for 2124 yards. Great, you say, good Top-10 stats, but not the best. But the thing with Dawk was, it seemed like every freaking time we needed a spectacular play, there he was. He was the master of the huge play. Dawkins was Money.

He is the Cal career (with 31) and single-season (with 14) leader in receiving touchdowns. Over his career, his touchdowns came on plays which averaged 16.5 yds, 1.5 yds more than the next best guy (Bobby Shaw, who is also a worthy candidate).

Dawkins was The Man in the years that Cal Bear football emerged from the darkness. His 1990 team won the Copper Bowl for the first bowl win since 1938. The following year was the legendary Citrus Bowl season when Cal finished the year ranked #7. He was a consensus All-American in 1992, his junior year, and declared for the draft a year early, where he was drafted in the first round by the Colts.

LeonPowe adds:

best hands on any Cal wide out I’ve ever seen. GMac and Desean are close, but Dawk just had velcro mitts.

(2) Desean Jackson

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Desean Jackson Complete Highlights 3 (via ronenlish1)

Miner Niner presents the case for Desean.

Perhaps no other skill player in Cal history instilled as much fear and respect into opposing defenses and special teams coverages as DeSean Jackson. Opening day starter as a true freshman. His first two career touches went for touchdowns against Sacramento State. Led the Bears in receiving as a sophmore with 59 catches for 1,060 yards and nine touchdowns as set a Cal record with four punt returns for touchdowns. Perhaps his greatest play was a 77 yard punt return against Tennessee in 2007 that went for a touchdown. Some consider him an enigma during his Junior year, in which the Cal football team collapsed in the second half of the season, however, his overall body of work is not to be ignored. He departed holding Pac-10 records for punts returned for a touchdown both in a season (four), and in a career (six). Jackson ranks third all-time at California for receiving yards with 2,423 and receiving touchdowns with 22. He is sixth in receptions (162). Jackson finished with 52 career plays of 20 yards or more, making up 23 percent of his 226 touches.

Desean Jackson Complete Highlights 1 (via ronenlish1)