Cal fullback Storer breaks arm in practice

Updated: December 18, 2006, 10:17 PM ET
Associated Press

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Fullback Byron Storer is expected to miss No. 20 California's appearance in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl after breaking his arm during practice last weekend, coach Jeff Tedford said Monday.

Storer was the lead blocker for Pac-10 rushing leader Marshawn Lynch and a special-teams standout during the longtime backup's senior season for the Golden Bears (9-3), who finished second in the conference standings.

"One of the guys that makes this team tick is him," Tedford said. "His passion for the game and his passion for Cal football is one of the best that we have. He's really dedicated."

Cal faces No. 21 Texas A&M in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 28.

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