Cal announces Hall of Fame selections

Former All-American defensive back/return specialist Deltha O’Neal is one of eight former athletes that will be enshrined into the Cal Hall of Fame this November. Former Pac-10 Freshman of the Year Dave Butler is also among the 2011 class. Here is the complete news release with all of this year’s inductees.

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  • cmrbear

    Deltha was one of the most explosive returners in Cal history maybe compariable to Desean!

  • H8sRed

    Deltha provided the only bright spots in the otherwise dismal ’99 Big Game: Kickoff return for a TD, punt return for a TD and an interception down on the farm. Just think how many more interceptions he would have had if he hadn’t been a running back his first two seasons.

  • covinared

    I still think Oneal was the best Cal player ever.

  • Boaltblue

    My review of Deltha’s background and statistics as a Cal play confirm what I had long-suspected when watching him play that he scored more points (36) as a defensive and special teams player than any other Cal player (including offensive players) during his senior year. Deltha clearly deserves to be in the Cal Hall of Fame. Thanks for the memories and congratulations to Deltha!

  • GOGO Bears

    Deltha graduated with his degree! It was tough for him, but he was determined and he did it!

    Great man!
    Great athlete!
    Great student!
    Great Golden Bear!