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"Don't Quit: The Joe Roth Story" set to premiere on Pac-12 Networks Tuesday, Oct. 27

Oct 13, 2015

Special airings of the critically-acclaimed feature surround Cal Football’s 38th annual Joe Roth Memorial Game on October 31   

SAN FRANCISCO (October 13, 2015) – The inspirational story of legendary Cal quarterback Joe Roth, chronicled in the film Don’t Quit: The Joe Roth Story, will be featured in three special airings on Pac-12 Networks surrounding the 38th annual Joe Roth Memorial Football Game on Saturday, October 31 when California hosts USC.

Fans can catch the limited airings of Don’t Quit: The Joe Roth Story on Pac-12 Networks at the following dates/times:

Date                                        Time                            Network

Tuesday, October 27              7:30 pm PT                 Pac-12 Bay Area, Pac-12 Los Angeles

Saturday, October 31             8:00 am PT                 Pac-12 Bay Area

Sunday, November 1              7:30 pm PT                 Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Bay Area, Pac-12 Los Angeles

An excerpt of Don’t Quit: The Joe Roth Story will be featured in the October 26 edition of Pac-12 Sports Report on Pac-12 Networks.

A native of San Diego, Roth was the starting quarterback for California in 1975 and 1976, leading the Golden Bears to a share of the Pac-8 Conference title his junior season (1975). Roth’s began his senior year in 1976 as a Heisman Trophy favorite, but the melanoma that he had successfully battled two years prior tragically returned at the beginning of his senior season. Despite the diagnosis and the debilitating toll that the disease took on him, Roth held a remarkable commitment to being a student-athlete at California. He finished the football season as the Cal starting QB, earning All-American honors, as well as turning in a paper just ten days before passing away at the age of 21.

Roth’s indelible legacy has been honored by Cal since 1977 when his #12 jersey was retired during the Bears’ game versus USC. Every season since that day, California’s home game versus UCLA or USC stands as the Joe Roth Memorial Game, where his memory is celebrated.

Produced by JR12 Productions, Don’t Quit: The Joe Roth Story features interviews with dozens of notable football names, such as Super Bowl-winning head coaches Tony Dungy and Dick Vermeil, Roth’s former coaches Mike White and Paul Hackett, former teammates Chuck Muncie and Wesley Walker, and Cal rugby coach Jack Clark, just to name a few. It also features interviews with members of the Roth family, who have authorized the film.

For more information on Don’t Quit: The Joe Roth Story, please visit