Barring anything unforeseen, or frankly crazy, the California Golden Bears matchup against the Washington State Cougars will be longtime Bears CB Camryn Bynum’s final regular-season game at Cal. Bynum, who has now started 43 straight games at cornerback, is a two-time captain and is a longtime member of the Bears secondary that continually puts talent into the NFL.
Bynum is certainly next in line to make the pro leap. But he’s got one more game with the Bears.
Ahead of the 2020 season, Bynum had even announced his decision to declare for the draft before ultimately reversing that decision when the Pac-12 announced the season was back on. Even with the chance of coming back next season due to the fact that this year isn’t counting towards any student-athlete’s eligibility, it’s highly unlikely that Bynum would return.
That being said, he currently has 188 total tackles including eight tackles for loss and a whopping 123 solo tackles. He added to his career interception totals with a pick this season that now pushed him to six career takeaways. He’s broken up three passes this season and now has 35 career PBUs.
Bynum has even set career-highs with six tackles against UCLA earlier this year.
In coverage, specifically, Bynum has been as stingy as you’d expect. Against Oregon, he was targeted twice and it took a dramatic effort to make even one completion on him. He broke up the other pass.
And now, he’s got one final matchup left on his regular-season Cal career. He’ll be making his 44th straight start and he’ll absolutely be counted on against Washington State’s short-area passing attack. He’ll almost surely get a chance to add to his interception totals as well.
And that’d be one hell of a way to go out.
Congratulations on a great career, Cam! We’re pulling for you in this one against the Cougars.