The Cal Bears home game against the University of Washington on Saturday is expected to draw a number of West County residents who want to catch a glimpse of Huskies linebacker Travis Feeney, who was raised in Richmond and attended Pinole Valley High.
The junior is expecting a small cheering section Saturday, according to The Daily, a University of Washington student newspaper.
“Definitely, family is coming out to the game,” Feeney told the publication. “Friends, friends from school, maybe even some of my coaches and stuff from high school will be coming out. It should be good. It’s going to be great playing in front of those guys.”
This year, Feeney has played impressively. He was named UW’s Special Teams Player of the Game in the Huskies’ 17-16 win over the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors on Aug. 30, according to the team. During that game, he also made four tackles off the bench. Feeney also started versus Eastern Washington, recording one stop and also a crucial fumble recovery that he returned for 19 yards.
He started against Illinois and had three tackles, recorded four more while starting against Georgia State, and had eight tackles in a start versus Stanford.
Washington is 4-1 overall this season, 0-1 in the Pac-12. Cal is also 4-1 overall, and 2-1 in the Pac-12.
The key to defeating Cal is defense, according to UW, as the Bears offense has averaged 50 points per game.