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Kevin Riley, Cal Quarterback, Done for Career With Knee Injury

Nov 2, 2010 – 12:20 AM
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Michelle Smith

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Kevin Riley out for season, career with knee injuryKevin Riley's final season of college football came to an end Saturday in Corvallis.

The fifth-year senior quarterback for Cal sustained a "significant" injury to his left knee, according to the results of an MRI tests conducted on Monday.

The information released by Cal about Riley's injury was not specific in terms of a diagnosis.

"It's upsetting to see Kevin end his collegiate career like that," said Cal coach Jeff Tedford. "He has been a very strong competitor during his time at Cal and has dedicated himself to our program. He's a great team player and has a lot of passion for Cal football. He's provided a lot of great moments."

Riley was injured in the first quarter of Cal's 35-7 loss at Oregon State on Saturday. He finishes with a 19-12 record in 31 career starts at Cal. He's won more games than any active Pac-10 quarterback. He was having an up-and-down senior season for the Bears, starting eight games. He completed 111-of-185 passes (60.0 percent) for 1,409 yards with 13 touchdown passes and six interceptions.

Riley completed 468-of-844 passes (55.5 percent) in his career, with the 50 TD passes and 21 interceptions. He has scored another five touchdowns on the ground.

Riley ranks among Cal's all-time leaders in touchdown passes (No. 5 with 50), total offense (No. 6 with 6,136 yards) and passing yardage (No. 8, 6,182 yards).

The Pac-10 has seen a spate of quarterback injuries in recent weeks. Arizona quarterback Nick Foles, UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince and Washington Jake Locker join Riley on the list of quarterbacks who have missed time already this season with injury.

Junior Brock Mansion, who got the first significant playing time of his career after Riley left the game on Saturday, takes over as the Bears starting quarterback with four regular-season games remaining, including matchups against Oregon and Stanford.
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