In light of the, ahem, "smugness" displayed by some Cal and national pundits, I thought I'd bring this to the attention of 11W.
From the link above, written last fall:
Only 47 percent of football players who entered UC Berkeley between 2002 and 2005 graduated within six years, according to the rankings released by the NCAA Oct. 25. This rate is five points lower than the year before and represents the lowest graduation rate the team has reported since 2002.
In a private interview, Tedford pointed to the fact that five of the 19 seniors in the class of 2012 left the campus to join the National Football League.
However, according to rankings from the NCAA that did not penalize the team’s rate for players who left for the NFL in good academic standing, the grad rate was still only 48 percent, one percent higher than the overall.