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Football: Pro Day — Kevin Riley

Former Cal quarterback Kevin Riley admits it would take “a little luck” to make it in the NFL. But working out for NFL scouts is something in his power, so he took advantage of that chance at Pro Day.

“I’m just trying to give myself a chance,” Riley said. “I know I can throw with the best of any of them. Hopefully I will get a little luck and it works out. I love football, so why not give it a chance when I got a chance.”

Riley is fully recovered  from his season-ending knee and calf injury he suffered at Oregon State on Oct. 30. He’s been running at full speed for about a month now but is still wearing a knee brace.

Riley says he’s keeping all of his options open, which includes playing in the CFL.

“Obviously, it’s a little kid’s dream to play in the NFL so I’ll give it a shot,” Riley said. “If I don’t, I’ll probably try CFL or something like that. Football is fun, so why not play it if you have a chance?”

I asked Riley to handicap the quarterback competiton for this season, but he wouldn’t take the bait.

“If one of them puts it all together, they’ll get it,” Riley said. “They’re all good at something.”

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.

  • BobbyG

    Kevin Riley is a class act and we’ll miss him!! Good luck!

  • Calduke

    Nate Longshore got cut by the Sabercats.

  • Boaltblue

    Per espn.com: 2010 Kevin Riley, number 36 out of 116 quarterbacks in terms of quarterback ratings, 185 attempts, 111 completions, 60.0 completion percentage, 1409 yards, average 7.6 yards per pass, 13 TDs, 6 INTs, Passing Efficiency Rating 140.7.

    Thank you, Kevin. You played your heart out for us. We enjoyed having you as our QB. Bearest of luck in your future endeavors.

    Go Bears!