Former Cal football and rugby player transfers to Utah

Before the California Golden Bears opened spring training camp this year, former defensive end Sione Sina decided that he would leave the team to play rugby for the university. He had only played one game during his two year career with the Golden Bears.

According to College Football Talk, Sina, who started for the Cal rugby team in the national championship game in May, is returning to football just three months after he left the sport. He will be playing his final year of eligibility with a PAC-12 rival as he will be spending the 2015 season in Salt Lake City, Utah with the Utes.

Because Sina has already graduated from Cal, he will be eligible to play immediately for Utah in 2015. Despite that he is eligible to play this season, there are still questions surrounding whether or not Sina will be healthy enough to play for the Utes.

Sina came to Cal as a three-star JUCO recruit in 2013, but unspecified injuries kept him out of that season as well as 2014 spring camp. He played one game last season, the second against Sacramento State, but that was it as injuries once again plagued him.

The Utah Utes open the season on September 3 when they host Michigan and they also host the Golden Bears on October 10.

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