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Former UCLA kick returner Matthew Slater was drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. Slater has won three Super Bowls with the Patriots, tying him with Troy Aikman for most by a Bruin. (Courtesy of Don Liebig/ASUCLA Photography)

Former Bruin, Patriots wide receiver helps carry team to Super Bowl victory

Matthew Slater’s specialty at UCLA was returning kicks. “I was sitting, watching (Slater) when he returned his first kickoff for a touchdown, and I saw him just running away from people,” said his father, Jackie Slater. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA kick returner Matthew Slater was drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. Slater has won three Super Bowls with the Patriots, tying him with Troy Aikman for most by a Bruin. (Courtesy of Don Liebig/ASUCLA Photography)

Former UCLA kick returner Matthew Slater was drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. Slater has won three Super Bowls with the Patriots, tying him with Troy Aikman for most by a Bruin. (Courtesy of Don Liebig/ASUCLA Photography)

UCLA football has signed 15 players for its 2019 recruiting class with 13 days to go until National Signing Day. Four-star recruit and recent USC decommit Jordan Wilmore, who has the Bruins in his top three, is one of the highest ranked remaining prospects on Chip Kelly's board. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA gets ball rolling to sign last of promising 2019 football prospects

Two weeks remain for coach Chip Kelly to round out his 2019 recruiting class. UCLA football has just 17 commits for this year’s class – tied for second-fewest in the Pac-12 – but Kelly and the Bruins have been making their final push over the past few weeks, visiting multiple high schools every day and hosting several visiting prospects every weekend. Read more...

Photo: UCLA football has signed 15 players for its 2019 recruiting class with 13 days to go until National Signing Day. Four-star recruit and recent USC decommit Jordan Wilmore, who has the Bruins in his top three, is one of the highest ranked remaining prospects on Chip Kelly's board. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA football has signed 15 players for its 2019 recruiting class with 13 days to go until National Signing Day. Four-star recruit and recent USC decommit Jordan Wilmore, who has the Bruins in his top three, is one of the highest ranked remaining prospects on Chip Kelly's board. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA football finished 3-9 in 2018 after a historic 0-5 start to the season. The Bruins defeated their crosstown rival 34-27 on Nov. 17 to hand the Trojans their sixth loss, one week prior to USC's matchup with then-No. 3 Notre Dame. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Un-Connon Opinions: UCLA football will grow under Chip Kelly, while USC will head into a slump

UCLA and USC football are at a crossroad yet again. The Trojans’ recently hired offensive coordinator, Kliff Kingsbury, jumped ship to take the Arizona Cardinals’ head coaching job Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: UCLA football finished 3-9 in 2018 after a historic 0-5 start to the season. The Bruins defeated their crosstown rival 34-27 on Nov. 17 to hand the Trojans their sixth loss, one week prior to USC's matchup with then-No. 3 Notre Dame. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA football finished 3-9 in 2018 after a historic 0-5 start to the season. The Bruins defeated their crosstown rival 34-27 on Nov. 17 to hand the Trojans their sixth loss, one week prior to USC's matchup with then-No. 3 Notre Dame. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Former UCLA football defensive end Jaelan Phillips announced in December that he was medically retiring from the sport after battling concussions. But the No. 1 recruit from 2017 could be transferring to Pac-12 rivals USC or Stanford, according to 247Sports. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Jaelan Phillips might join list of UCLA athletes who made crosstown transfers

This post was updated Jan. 26 at 7:22 p.m. Jaelan Phillips’ next move could come much to the chagrin of Bruins fans. The former UCLA football defensive end announced his medical retirement from the sport last month after battling numerous injuries over the past few seasons. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA football defensive end Jaelan Phillips announced in December that he was medically retiring from the sport after battling concussions. But the No. 1 recruit from 2017 could be transferring to Pac-12 rivals USC or Stanford, according to 247Sports. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Former UCLA football defensive end Jaelan Phillips announced in December that he was medically retiring from the sport after battling concussions. But the No. 1 recruit from 2017 could be transferring to Pac-12 rivals USC or Stanford, according to 247Sports. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

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The Rundown: Jan. 8

Football Sam Connon, assistant Sports editor Josh Rosen’s first NFL season ended like it began – in not-so-spectacular fashion. The former UCLA football quarterback started 13 games for the Arizona Cardinals after being selected with the 10th overall pick in last year’s NFL Draft. Read more...

Photo: (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

(Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

(Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

The Rundown: Dec. 6

Football Sam Connon, assistant Sports editor UCLA football had two players named to All-Pac-12 teams this week and another five given honorable mentions. The Bruins also had 13 players recognized for their academic success, with only redshirt freshman defensive lineman Odua Isibor and sophomore defensive back Quentin Lake named to the Pac-12 All-Academic second team. Read more...

Photo: (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

(Amy Dixon/Photo editor)



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