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Golden Nuggets: Robertson Seeks Greatness, QB Competition Heats Up

Athletes from across Cal Athletics will compete in the World University Games.

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Demetris Robertson surged onto the college football scene last season, posting numbers that topped Cal’s freshman marks for catches and receiving yards and that drew nearly unanimous glowing reviews.

The lone dissenter?


“It wasn’t really big to me,” the 6-foot, 190-pound speed burner said. “I don’t think it was a great season. I don’t consider myself a great receiver yet.”

The key word in Robertson’s evaluation is probably “yet.” Cal’s most talented player is regularly the last one off the practice field, working for hours after his teammates have retired to the locker room or ice baths, to perfect his craft.

  • As the quarterback competition heats up, Chase Forrest’s reps are dwindling. McIlwain still seems to be the best quarterback, despite probably not being able to play this year. Bowers is looking sharp as well.
  • Trace Travers’ recap of Practice 18.
  • How did Gerran Brown come to Cal? With a little help from his friend Malik McMorris.
  • Gerald Alexander brings the “#Energy” to defensive practices.
  • After missing most of 2016, Kanawai Noa is making the most of his Fall Camp, looking like one of the star receivers of the team.
  • From Bear Territory: Video of press conferences/interviews with Justin Wilcox, Ray Davison, and Ross Bowers.


  • The 2017 World University Games in Taipei takes place between now and August 30, will feature multiple Cal water polo and swimmers, as well as volleyball player Jenelle Jordan who will play on Team USA. Click here for the full list of our aquatic Bears that will be competing for various countries.

Go Bears!