When Cal football practice ends, all of the Golden Bears come off the field, with a look of exhaustion from a hard day's work on the gridiron. There is, however, one Bear who always trots off the field smiling from ear to ear regardless of how tired he is - senior placekicker Giorgio Tavecchio
Bowl Info for Bear Backers, Ticket HoldersGiorgio Tavecchio was named the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday for his performance Friday in Cal's 47-38 win at Arizona State in the Golden Bears' regular-season finale.
Senior placekicker Giorgio Tavecchio joined the California football team as a walk-on three days before the 2008 season. His abbreviated work with the Golden Bears was enough to impress the coaching staff that the newcomer was called on to handle the placekicking duties in the season opener against Michigan State on his fourth day with the program.