EL CAJON (11-14-07) -- Grossmont College sophomore defensive lineman MAGNUM MAUGA has been named the winner of the 31st annual Joe Roth Memorial Award.
This award is given to the San Diego County community college football player that best meets the high academic standards and athletic excellence that the late Joe Roth exhibited during his All-America career.
Roth, a gifted quarterback, guided the Griffins to their only undefeated season and first state championship in 1974. He led Cal to its only Pac-10 championship in 1975 and was considered a potential NFL first-round draft pick before he died of cancer in February 1977.
Mauga, who is being recruited by BYU among others, was also the first defensive lineman named to the All-Foothill Conference team.