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Detroit Lions: Jahvid Best returns to Cal as student, assistant coach

Jahvid Best loves football.

After his last concussion with the Detroit Lions, the running back worked hard to get back on the field. He was probably in the best physical condition of his life and had built up the muscles in his neck to give more support to his head. It was noticeable just looking at him.

Best tried but could not get cleared to play for the Lions again.

Now it seems, he has found a good avenue for his love of the game.

Best is returning to his studies at Cal and expects to be hired as a student assistant coach working with the running backs, according to Jeff Faraudo of the Bay Area News Group.

Best was a first-round draft pick (30th overall) by the Lions in 2010. He started nine games in his rookie season. Then in August 2011 he suffered a concussion in a preseason game. On Oct. 10, in the Monday Night Football win over the Bears, he rushed for 163 yards, including an 88-yard touchdown run. On Oct. 16 he suffered another concussion. It was his final game.

He was placed on injured reserve for the 2012 season and released by the Lions in July 2013.

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