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Marshawn Lynch, Justin Forsett inducted into Cal Athletic Hall of Fame

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It’s only a matter of time before Marshawn Lynch hears his name called at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

But first, the hard-hitting, Skittle throwing, legendary Seahawks running back will go down as one of the greatest to ever play college football at Cal.

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Lynch, along with another former Seahawk, Justin Forsett, have been inducted into the school’s illustrious Hall of Fame. Before the two players suited up in Seattle, the duo combined for 2,245 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2005, and 1,982 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2006. 

At Cal, Lynch was a first-team All-American, first-team All-Pac-10 selection and the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year in 2006.

The Oakland native began his pro career with the Buffalo Bills before rejoining Forsett in Seattle when he was traded during the 2010 season.

That same year, Lynch had a 67-yard touchdown run vs. the New Orleans Saints that shook the city of Seattle, quite literally. As fans cheered, the ground quaked below them and registered seismic activity. The epic moment would forever be known as the Beast Quake.  

 

During Forsett’s time at Cal, he earned All-Pac-10 honors in 2007 after rushing more than 1,500 yards and recording 15 touchdowns.

To make the moment just a little more special, Forsett is being joined by his wife, Angie, who was a volleyball star at Cal from 2004 to 2007.

Lynch and Forsett will be inducted officially into the Cal Hall of Fame on October 29 in Berkeley.