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UCLA football: Punter Jeff Locke is target of a signature prank

August 18, 2010 | 10:26 am

UCLA punter Jeff Locke appears to be quite the autograph hound. His white Bruins baseball cap, which he wears every day to practice, is now covered with signatures.

Ucla-logo_250 Turns out, it was some Locke-room shenanigans.

Locke went to dress out recently and found his beloved cap was covered with signatures of teammates. All fingers pointed to long snapper Christian Yount, who only admitted supplying the pen.

Quarterback Kevin Prince, Locke’s roommate, was finally cornered as the culprit.

“Jeff wears that cap all the time,” Yount said. “I mean, first of all, why do kickers need a cap? But I think it’s time for a new one.”

In the end, though, this might have been bad leadership by the starting quarterback. The joke may be on the signers, as Locke has a retribution list in mind, or, rather, on his head.

“I think they should all worry about their shoes,” Locke said.

--Chris Foster