Former Cal legend Marshawn Lynch is taking his running back talents out of retirement. The move from the Seattle Seahawks to the Oakland Raiders is a homecoming for Lynch, who not only went to school locally, but also was born and raised in Oak-Town.
It'll be an interesting season for aging NFL running backs like Lynch and Adrian Peterson, who are looking to revive their past glory days with new teams. Lynch (aka Beast Mode) is especially intriguing since he sat out last season after his retirement in 2016.
To commemorate Lynch's return to the NFL, here are ten of his greatest college and NFL moments, both on the field and off.
10. Marshawn and Gronk need their own TV show
After seeing the pair on Conan before Super Bowl XLIX, how could anyone disagree?
9. Stuffed at the Line, Touchdown in the End
This is classic Beast Mode. Just when you think he's jammed at the line of scrimmage for a loss, he keeps pumping his legs until he's in the promise land.
8. All About That Action, Boss
Beast Mode tells Dion Sanders how he feels about Super Bowl XLVIII, prior to destroying the Denver Broncos, 43-8.
7. Embarrassing a Legend
Remember that time Marshawn made Ray Lewis look like an absolute scrub?
6. Decor vs. Ambiance
Kenny Mayne and Marshawn combine to give us some of the greatest quotes of all time:
"Well there you go, now it's in context."
"They let me pour my own drink! I love the sound it makes. So much power."
5. Showered in Skittles
Seattle fans honored Lynch by showering him with his favorite candy after this Monday Night Football touchdown back in 2011.
4. Lynch Stays Local
Y'all better stop freakin'.
3. Best Mode Goes Tecmo Bowl
Not since Bo Jackson in Tecmo Bowl have we seen anything this unfair to defenses.
2. Golf Cart Madness
First made famous about 10 years ago (see first video) , Lynch was up to more golf cart shenanigans in 2016 (see second).
How has no one turned this man into a Mario Kart character?
1. When the Saints Come Marching in (and Get Run Over)
The running back's 67-yard run against New Orleans in this 2011 Wild Card matchup is still one of the greatest plays in NFL playoff history.