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UCLA football: Bruins pick foursome as team captains

June 19, 2010 | 11:46 am

UCLA players have voted to make quarterback Kevin Prince, tackle Micah Kia, free safety Rahim Moore and linebacker Akeem Ayers team captains this fall.

Seems like a better voting process than the one that went on in South Carolina recently.

Prince: Starting quarterback who runs the offense anyway, and is not afraid (for better or worse) of going head-first into a tackler.

Kia: Well-liked senior who will be in his fifth year at UCLA, and earned huge respect for his efforts to get back from the severe knee injury suffered in August.

Moore: Possesses a 24-hour-a-day clever tongue and strong vocal cords, always titled toward the positive, and makes the kinds of plays to give his words weight. 

Ayers: Massive play-maker and classic lead-by-example guy, with the examples being pretty good (see interception against Oregon and one against Temple).

Good leadership, it appears. Of course, that doesn't necessarily translate into points.

-- Chris Foster