Coach calls this year’s football team “second to none”

By Alec White

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Former and potential members of the CCSF Rams football team practice drils during the early summer season in June and July 2019 at George Rush Stadium at Ocean Campus. Photos by Franchon Smith/The Guardsman.

When you think of City College of San Francisco, it’s hard not to think of the rich and winning history of the football program. The 10-Time National Champions will be looking to get back on track this year. Winning conference championships used to be the norm, but the Rams haven’t won one since the 2015 season. 

Last year the Rams went 7-4, a decent year, but will be looking to improve on that. “Expectations are high this year,” said Coach Jimmy Collins. “We’re very excited for two reasons: the talent we have, but also the character of this year’s players.” 

One thing Coach Collins emphasized about this year’s team is how great the leadership is. “We have two sophomore quarterbacks that have great experience, that have really embraced the idea that they’re not competing to be starting quarterback, they’re competing to help us win games and that both of them will play big parts in us achieving our goals this year.” 

Coach Collins said that freshmen players “have stepped in with a work ethic that has been second to none to any group I have ever been around.” 

Make sure to come and show your support for the City College Rams as they look to take home their 11th National Title.

Former and potential members of the CCSF Rams football team practice drils during the early summer season in June and July 2019 at George Rush Stadium at Ocean Campus. Photos by Franchon Smith/The Guardsman.

Player Spotlight:

Christian Willis WR- Willis will be entering his sophomore season at City College and is coming off a very good freshmen campaign last season where he pulled in 45 catches for 769 yards and reached the endzone 4 times. The returning sophomore, who turned down a full ride offer to UTEP a division one school in Texas, will be a big part of the Rams passing game this season.

Jack Newman QB- Newman will be entering his sophomore season at City College and is coming back to school this fall off a very impressive freshman season where Jack threw for 3,468 yards, 31 touchdowns, and completed 61% of his passes. It won’t be hard for Newman to find the endzone this year with the weapons he has returning in his receiving core and the all-state tight end he has.

*Freshmen Spotlight*

Eddie Byrdsong RB- The 5-foot 11-inch, 210 pound running back is entering his freshmen season at CCSF and looking to do some big things for the Rams this year. Byrdsong is a native of American Canyon, California where he went to American Canyon High School and played running back his junior and senior season. Over his two-year varsity career at American Canyon he accumulated 1722 yards,14 rushing touchdowns and averaged about 7 yards per carry. Byrdsong, who turned down an offer to play at Southern Oregon, will look to build off of a 1043-yard season in his last year at American Canyon this year with the Rams.

Schedule

September

Sat. 7 at Sierra 1:00 PM

Sat. 14 Sacramento City 1:00 PM

Sat. 21 at Modesto 6:00 PM

Sat. 28 Butte1:00 PM

October

Sat. 5 Siskiyous 1:00 PM

Fri. 18 at Laney * 7:00 PM

Sat. 26 Diablo Valley * 1:00 PM

November

Sat. 2 at Chabot * 6:00 PM

Sat. 9 at Santa Rosa * 5:00 PM

Sat. 16 San Mateo * 1:00 PM

*Conference 

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