By Phil Jensen, Special to Chabot Athletics
HAYWARD, Calif. -
It’s less than 20 miles from Oakland to Hayward, but it’s been a marathon of a journey for Chabot College 23-year-old football player Lakevion Thomas Jr.
The journey actually started in Tucson, Arizona, where Thomas began playing Pop Warner football as an 8-year-old. He eventually won a national championship with the Tucson All-Stars youth football team in 2008.