Cal Football: Backup FB Zach Angelillo Announces He Will Transfer

He switched from linebacker to fullback last spring in Bill Musgrave's offensive system
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Zach Angelillo, who was the only remaining fullback on the Cal roster, announced via Twitter that he will transfer to another school.

Angelillo will be a grad transfer, which means he will eligible to play for his new school immediately.

In his announcement, Angelillo said the following:

I’ve decided to grad transfer to continue my football career and earn a masters degree at another university. I have nothing but love & respect for my coaches and teammates who have been supportive of me in this decision. Thank you @CalFootball for an incredible 3 years! #GoBears

Cal offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave uses a fullback in many of his plays, and  Angelillo was moved from linebacker to fullback last spring so the Bears would have a fullback for spring practices.  He was the only fullback on the team.  Over the summer, Drew Schlegel joined the Cal program as a grad transfer after playing fullback at Kentucky.

Schlegel got all the playing time at fullback in Cal's four games during the 2020 season, and Angelillo did not play.

However, Schlegel announced after the season that he planned to transfer.

Assuming both Schlegel and Angelillo do in fact transfer, it will leave the Bears without a fullback on their roster heading into spring.

Cal could convert a player from another position to play fullback in the spring or the Bears could bring in a fullback as a transfer, as they did last summer. 

Cal used a fullback often in 2020, and Schlegel was in the starting lineup in three of the Bears' four games this past season.


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