On Monday, the Cal Golden Bears arrived in Sydney, Australia as they prepare for their season opener against Hawaii on Friday and were greeted by former running back Marshawn Lynch. It looks like the former Seattle Seahawk great wasn’t there to just cheer his former old team on as he decided to strap up with the team on Tuesday.
The Golden Bears shared a few photos of Lynch putting on pads for the first time since the NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs earlier this year. He played scout team and gave the defense the best look for an opposing running back.
“He came out to practice [Tuesday], watched practice, actually suited out and took a couple reps as the scout team running back,” Cal coach Sonny Dykes told ESPN’s Thomas Neumann by phone.
If the Golden Bears’ defense wasn’t ready for their game on Friday, facing off against one of the best running backs to ever suit up for Cal is certainly a way to do that.
During his career at Cal, Lynch rushed for over 3,200 yards and 29 touchdowns, which helped him become a first-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2007.
The Golden Bears and Rainbow Warriors suit up to meet on Friday at 10 p.m. EST on ESPN.
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