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October 2, 2009 | David Wharton
The boy wasn't allowed to play tackle football. "My mom thought I was too small," he says. "She thought I'd get hurt." No matter how long or hard he complained -- they always fell into the same argument -- she refused to give in. So all the way through elementary school and into junior high, he played two-hand touch in the street, inventing games with his friends. One of his favorites, "Juke 'em," sent a lone player twisting and dodging, trying to steer clear of everyone else.
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November 9, 2009 | Associated Press
California star tailback Jahvid Best has been released from a hospital and will miss at least one game after suffering a concussion on a terrifying fall in the end zone. Best spent the night at Highland General Hospital in Oakland for observation and tests after landing on the back of his head in the end zone and being briefly knocked unconscious in the Golden Bears' 31-14 loss to Oregon State on Saturday night. The school says results from a CT scan and X-rays came back normal.
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October 14, 2009 | Mark Medina
UCLA hopes a pattern isn't forming that entails the opponent's tailback having a showcase performance. First it was Stanford's Toby Gerhart (134 yards). Then it was Oregon's LaMichael James (152 yards). This week, UCLA faces California's Jahvid Best , considered a Heisman Trophy front-runner before the Bears were thumped in consecutive losses to Oregon and USC. "If you don't get your arms around him, he is going to make you pay and pay dearly," Coach Rick Neuheisel said.
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October 19, 2009
UCLA football: In Kurt Streeter's column on the UCLA-California football game in Sunday's Sports section, the first name of Cal running back Jahvid Best was incorrectly spelled as Jhavid.
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November 9, 2009 | Associated Press
California star tailback Jahvid Best has been released from a hospital and will miss at least one game after suffering a concussion on a terrifying fall in the end zone. Best spent the night at Highland General Hospital in Oakland for observation and tests after landing on the back of his head in the end zone and being briefly knocked unconscious in the Golden Bears' 31-14 loss to Oregon State on Saturday night. The school says results from a CT scan and X-rays came back normal.
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October 2, 2009 | Gary Klein
USC defensive tackle Jurrell Casey abides by a simple philosophy when it comes to stopping running backs such as California's Jahvid Best. "If they don't get to the line, they can't do anything, right?" Casey said. That's the plan USC's front seven wants to execute Saturday when the seventh-ranked Trojans play No. 24 California at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. So far, the strategy has worked fairly well. Consider: USC ranks fifth nationally in rushing defense, giving up only 59.5 yards a game.
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October 19, 2009
UCLA football: In Kurt Streeter's column on the UCLA-California football game in Sunday's Sports section, the first name of Cal running back Jahvid Best was incorrectly spelled as Jhavid.
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September 3, 2009 | David Wharton
Just ask the linebackers and the safeties, the guys who have to make the tackles. Across the Pacific 10 Conference, the land of the forward pass, defensive players are talking smash-mouth football, worried about plugging holes at the line of scrimmage. It's as if they woke up and found themselves in a sunnier version of the Big Ten. "You'd better bring your lunch pail and work hat to the job," Arizona State linebacker Mike Nixon says. The reason for their concern? As the Pac-10 embarks on the 2009 season with an early conference matchup between Stanford and Washington State this weekend, all eyes will focus on a host of top-notch running backs.
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September 13, 2009 | Mike Hiserman
Tim Tebow, senior quarterback, Florida: Completed 15 of 24 passes for 237 yards and four touchdowns in 56-6 victory over Troy (Ala.). Also rushed for 71 yards and a touchdown in 13 carries. Season: 425 yards and five touchdowns passing without an interception, 72 yards and one touchdown running. Colt McCoy, senior quarterback, Texas: Completed 30 of 47 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns with one interception in 41-10 victory over Wyoming. Also rushed for 38 yards and a touchdown in nine carries.
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November 23, 2008 | associated press
Jahvid Best rushed for 201 yards and scored three touchdowns in the second half, and California kept archrival Stanford out of the postseason with a 37-16 victory Saturday in the 111th Big Game at Berkeley. Kevin Riley threw three touchdown passes for the Golden Bears (7-4, 5-3), who scored 27 points after halftime to beat the Cardinal for the sixth time in seven meetings under Coach Jeff Tedford.
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October 14, 2009 | Mark Medina
UCLA hopes a pattern isn't forming that entails the opponent's tailback having a showcase performance. First it was Stanford's Toby Gerhart (134 yards). Then it was Oregon's LaMichael James (152 yards). This week, UCLA faces California's Jahvid Best , considered a Heisman Trophy front-runner before the Bears were thumped in consecutive losses to Oregon and USC. "If you don't get your arms around him, he is going to make you pay and pay dearly," Coach Rick Neuheisel said.
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October 2, 2009 | Gary Klein
USC defensive tackle Jurrell Casey abides by a simple philosophy when it comes to stopping running backs such as California's Jahvid Best. "If they don't get to the line, they can't do anything, right?" Casey said. That's the plan USC's front seven wants to execute Saturday when the seventh-ranked Trojans play No. 24 California at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. So far, the strategy has worked fairly well. Consider: USC ranks fifth nationally in rushing defense, giving up only 59.5 yards a game.
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October 2, 2009 | David Wharton
The boy wasn't allowed to play tackle football. "My mom thought I was too small," he says. "She thought I'd get hurt." No matter how long or hard he complained -- they always fell into the same argument -- she refused to give in. So all the way through elementary school and into junior high, he played two-hand touch in the street, inventing games with his friends. One of his favorites, "Juke 'em," sent a lone player twisting and dodging, trying to steer clear of everyone else.
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September 3, 2009 | David Wharton
Just ask the linebackers and the safeties, the guys who have to make the tackles. Across the Pacific 10 Conference, the land of the forward pass, defensive players are talking smash-mouth football, worried about plugging holes at the line of scrimmage. It's as if they woke up and found themselves in a sunnier version of the Big Ten. "You'd better bring your lunch pail and work hat to the job," Arizona State linebacker Mike Nixon says. The reason for their concern? As the Pac-10 embarks on the 2009 season with an early conference matchup between Stanford and Washington State this weekend, all eyes will focus on a host of top-notch running backs.
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September 16, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Lavelle Hawkins returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, and Justin Forsett ran for 152 yards and three scores in No. 8 California's 42-12 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Craig Stevens and Jahvid Best caught touchdown passes from Nate Longshore, who passed for 230 shaky yards as Cal (3-0) comfortably finished its nonconference schedule with its ninth straight win at Memorial Stadium.
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