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Bear Insider Video: Cameron Goode

March 26, 2018
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Heading into his redshirt sophomore season, Cameron Goode is already a force to be reckoned with. After redshirting his freshman year, Goode saw the field much more than might've been expected for a frosh, starting the first six games as Cal’s outside linebacker. The 6-3/220 Goode seized his opportunities on the field successfully, and made some crucial plays for his team.  

“I have a lot of confidence in my ability,” said Goode. “I just came out every day and tried to work hard. There wasn’t too much depth in my position so I knew I could step up.”

To say that Goode “stepped it up” would be an understatement for those who witnessed the Bears' game against Ole Miss in late September. With just three minutes remaining in the 4th, Cal held the lead at 20-16. To seal the deal and hand the Rebels' their first loss of the season, Goode intercepted a pass from Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson, and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown.

“It was crazy, biggest play I have ever made,” said Goode. “The reaction from the crowd was crazy. I caught it and I just knew I had to get into the end zone.’" This play was arguably one of the biggest in the 2017 season for the Bears.

After the game, Goode got to spend some special time with his family who travelled out from Texas to watch the game. They had been sitting a few rows up from the end zone at the time of his big play. Goode described how amazing it felt having his parents there to witness such a breakthrough in his career at Cal.

“It’s always nice making my parents proud,” said Goode. “It was just great having them at the game for that.”

Though Goode had some great success early in the season, he was required to miss some time later due to an injury. He has been working hard in rehab to gain his strength back for the upcoming season.

“I’m going to the training room. I try to go at least three to four times a week,” said Goode. “I’ll be (all the way) back soon.”

The Bears were only a few plays away from playing in a bowl game last season but were held back because of a few close losses that could've easily gone either way. Goode has high hopes that this year, his team will get there.

“We all know that we have to work harder. It’s the little things that are going to get us there,” concluded Goode.

 
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