Former Lions running back Jahvid Best is reportedly giving coaching a shot.
According to GoldenBearReport.com, Best will “likely be used in a student assistant role” on the Cal staff.
Concussions altered the course of Best’s NFL career. He has not played in an NFL game since October 16, 2011, six days after a splendid performance in a win vs. Chicago on “Monday Night Football.” After missing the rest of the 2011 season, Best wasn’t cleared to return in 2012, and the Lions released him in July.
The 24-year-old Best played at Cal from 2007 through 2009 before declaring for the 2010 NFL Draft. He was a first-round pick of the Lions.