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Former Lions RB Jahvid Best To Join Cal Coaching Staff

Jahvid Best

Former Lions running back Jahvid Best will try to stay in football despite his premature retirement from the game due to repeated concussions, Kyle Meinke of Mlive reports.

According to, Best will return to California, where he starred from 2007-09, to finish off his degree and join the coaching staff. The site says Best will “likely” fill a student assistant role with the Golden Bears.

Detroit traded into the first round to select Best with the 30th overall pick in the 2010 draft, but the tailback missed all of 2012 due to symptoms from a concussion he suffered in October of 2011. He suffered another concussion with the Lions, as well as two in college, and was released last summer.

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One Response to “Former Lions RB Jahvid Best To Join Cal Coaching Staff”

  1. Dave Pickering says:

    I wish you the best in your new adventure at Cal. I certainly miss you in the backfield, but health is most important. Have a Great future ! Dave

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