(BERKELEY) – Former NFL players Akili Smith and Ronnie Bradford have joined the Cal football staff as administrative assistants. Smith will serve in his role for the team’s offensive coaching staff, while Bradford will work with the coaches on the defensive side of the ball.

“We’re pleased to have both Akili and Ronnie join our support staff,” said head coach Jeff Tedford. “Both of these guys have been around football their entire lives and will be tremendous assets to our program.”

Smith, who has spent the past two seasons as the quarterbacks coach at Grossmont College in San Diego, was selected by Cincinnati as the third overall pick in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft and played four seasons with the Bengals (1999-2002). He attended training camp with the Packers (2003) and Buccaneers (2005) before finishing his professional football playing career with the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe

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