Jordan Kunaszyk spent part of his winter break in Puerto Penasco, Mexico.
Just blocks past beachfront resorts, he dug holes for fence posts, hung drywall in a church nursery, and used smiles and broken Spanish to bring joy to children in a poverty-stricken neighborhood.
As Kunaszyk underwent what he calls a “spiritual transformation,” the leader of the Bears’ defense was born.
“He’s impressive,” Cal head coach Justin Wilcox said. “Guys like that make all of us think: ‘Maybe I should be a little better.’”
Cal is trying to drastically change the lens through which its defense is viewed, and Kunaszyk is right in the middle of the paradigm shift.