Video: Rick Neuheisel watches son Jerry lead UCLA to victory
As the final moments of Saturday's thrilling 20-17 UCLA victory over Texas ticked off the clock, Fox Sports play-by-play man Gus Johnson speculated that, in a studio somewhere in America, Rick Neuheisel must be proud of his son Jerry.
In fact Rick was here at Pac-12 Networks' San Francisco headquarters, and he was ecstatic.
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Jerry, a redshirt sophomore, was pressed into service when UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley left Saturday's game with an injured left elbow in the first quarter. Rick played quarterback at UCLA in the early '80s, and recruited his son to Westwood as the Bruins' head coach from 2008 to 2011. He's now Pac-12 Networks' football studio analyst.
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Our cameras captured the highs and lows -- and ultimate triumph -- as Rick watched Jerry lead UCLA to a come-from-behind victory over the Longhorns at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, including the celebration immediately after Jerry hit Jordan Payton for a 33-yard touchdown that proved to be the game-winner.
At that moment fellow Pac-12 Networks analyst Nick Aliotti joined Neuheisel in a celebratory double high five.
That's two fathers, and former coaches, sharing a moment few could imagine.
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