After our themed triplet captains for Game One (against the North Carolina Tar Heels), the California Golden Bears will face the USC Trojans with another set of themed captains. Almost.
Our captains will be:
- Redshirt-sophomore Jaylinn Hawkins, safety
- Junior Patrick Mekari, offensive line
- Redshirt-senior Tony Mekari, nose guard
We almost have a theme! The Mekari brothers are... brothers. And Jaylinn’s uncle Jeremiah Hawkins is a freshman receiver for the Bears. It would have been nice if we could have had all four Bears as captains, but we can’t question the coaches for having their own algorithm for choosing captains.