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James Looney, Matt Anderson, and Kanawai Noa are Cal’s team captains for the season opener at North Carolina

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Three nines for one win.

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Team captains have been announced for the California Golden Bears’ season opener when we take the Chapel Hill field against the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Congrats Game 1 captains. #BeatNorthCarolina

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They will be:

  • WR Kanawai Noa (RS-SO, #9),
  • DE James Looney (RS-SR, #9), and
  • K Matt Anderson (RS-SR, #9).

That’s right—they all have something in common. They’ve all used their redshirts. Oh, they also all wear #9. Expect this to be some kind of trickeration like when Dykes did ye olde Cole LeiningerJared Goff switch for a punt.

Congrats to the three for the honor and best of luck this Saturday!