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Marshawn Lynch scores touchdown in Cal spring game

By John Breech |

(Video courtesy of the Pac-12 Network)

If you thought you were going to have to wait until the 2013 NFL season kicks off to see Marshawn Lynch score another touchdown, you thought wrong.

The Seattle Seahawks running back and former California Golden Bear turned back the clock Saturday and went Beast Mode at Cal's spring game. Lynch suited up for the game and scored a touchdown.

So how exactly did an NFL player suit for a college spring game?

Due to injuries, the Bears were able to dress two running backs -- Jonah Hodges and Jeffrey Coprich --and that's where Lynch stepped in.

According to Lynch, suiting up was partly his idea. "It was a little mix. My boy KP asked me if I'd do it and I told him, 'I got his back,'" Lynch said, referring to Kevin Parker, Cal's assistant director of player personnel, who's in his 12th season with the team.

Although Seahawks coach Pete Carroll probably won't be thrilled to hear the news, he might be happy to hear that the perpetually banged up Lynch is feeling good, "Oh man, I actually kind of felt pretty good out there, knowing that this is home," Lynch said.

Carroll coached against Lynch three times from 2004-06 while Carroll was at USC. Carroll's Trojans went 3-0 against Lynch's Golden Bears, including a 23-17 2004 win where USC knocked off a Cal team led by Lynch and Aaron Rodgers.

Lynch left Cal after the 2006 season with a year of eligibilty remaining His 3,230 career rushing yards remains the second-highest total in school history.

Keep your eye on everything NFL by following John Breech on Twitter: @JohnBreech.

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