Football: A lump in your throat for 11 minutes

Do you remember John Tuggle?

Bill Parcells will never forget him.

Tuggle played on Joe Kapp’s first team at Cal, a senior in the fall of 1982. He was the last player selected in the ’83 NFL draft, taken by Parcells, a rookie head coach with the New York Giants.

If you don’t mind fighting some emotions, check out ESPN’s latest 30 For 30 Short Film: The Irrelevant Giant, by Shaun Silva and Don Lepore. Very nice work.

Jeff Faraudo


  1. Joe Roth and John Tuggle, an eternal sadness within Cal FB and a reminder of real courage. Both faced the game and their demise with the indomitable spirit of a Golden Bear. Cal has Joe Roth Day, need to do something for John Tuggle.

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