COVID-19: Pandemic Leaves Berkeley-Born Milo Eifler Wondering if he Should Play

Milo Eifler was born in Berkeley, coaxed into playing football at Bishop O’Dowd High School by former Cal star Hardy Nickerson, and recruited to play for the Golden Bears.

His parents are both professors at Cal and they were at Levi’s Stadium in December when Eifler, a linebacker at Illinois, sacked quarterback Chase Garbers on Cal’s first offensive play of the Redbox Bowl.


Now, as he prepares for his senior season at Illinois, Eifler (his first name is pronounced...