Junior wide receiver Keenan Allen, on the cusp of setting Cal's career receptions record, impresses his teammates and coaches in several ways:

  • Consistency: "He's a guy you can count on all the time. He's six catches away from the record and he's only been here 21/2 years. I think that says a lot about his production."

    -- Cal coach Jeff Tedford.

  • Work ethic: "A lot of guys are talented, but they don't put the work in. He does. He puts it all together. That's the best part about him."

    -- Senior offensive tackle Matt Summers-Gavin.

  • Priorities: "His commitment to this football team is more about the outcome as a team as opposed to what it means to him personally."

    -- Cal receivers coach Wes Chandler.

  • In the clutch: "He's that guy we need to make the big play, to turn the tempo around, to just turn the momentum of the game around. That's what he does."

    -- Senior safety Josh Hill.

    -- JEFF FARAUDO

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