It's the winter break at UCLA, but today is the end of the football team's season. Here is a special recap of the days leading up into the Holiday Bowl tonight.
First: The last Spaulding Practice.
Seniors Last day of Practice on Spaulding FieldIt was an honor to play with these SeniorsUCLA FB 2012!!!1 Game Left!— Brett A. Hundley Jr (@Brettjr_17) December 20, 2012
Man, this is about to be my last practice on Spaulding..— Richard Brehaut (@Brehaut12) December 20, 2012
Today was my last practice on our practice field. Senior tradition to get carried off by the young guys. Tha instagr.am/p/TedjD2rQZq/— Richard Brehaut (@Brehaut12) December 20, 2012
Was just carried off Spaulding field after my last practice. Still remember carrying off @kaiforbath @theyount and @dannyrees39 !— Jeff Locke (@jefflocke18) December 20, 2012
Oh and how they feasted after.
Prime Rib, Shrimp Cocktail and Lobster Tail for lunch. Only at #UCLA #gobruins instagr.am/p/TeSCYoQyO5/— UCLA Football (@UCLAFootball) December 20, 2012
The team then headed down to San Diego to begin the final practices for the Holiday Bowl along with activities.
At the USS Boxer:
Coach Mora with Crew Members of the USS Boxer twitter.com/Angus_McClure/…— Angus McClure (@Angus_McClure) December 23, 2012
Had such a great time on the USS Boxer. #america@ USS BOXER (LHD 4) instagr.am/p/TmTN2zq89I/— Kevin McReynolds (@LifeofKM) December 24, 2012
And at the Rady's Children Hospital:
Jeff Locke and Johnathan Franklin sign footballs for patients at the Rady Children's Hospitaltwitpic.com/boni9t— UCLA Football (@UCLAFootball) December 24, 2012
At the San Diego Zoo. I highly recommend clicking on the link for the pictures.
Just havin a conversation with my orangutan freend @ San Diego Zoo instagr.am/p/To2554rQZ8/— Richard Brehaut (@Brehaut12) December 24, 2012
Me and the young Fella @ekla6 #sandiego #zoo #uclabruins instagr.am/p/To60G9iFM1/— Chris Horton (@ThePredator48) December 25, 2012
I loved this one. It's almost straight out of Awkward Family Photos.
Thinking this should be our Christmas card photo twitter.com/TJMillweard/st…— TJ Millweard (@TJMillweard) December 25, 2012
Looking off into the distance with my gorilla friend. Love spending Christmas Eve @ the Zoo! instagr.am/p/To7vXmsqLp/— Joseph Fauria (@BigJoeFauria) December 25, 2012
Another Day Down Here in Diego w/ UCLA Football @ The Zoo! instagr.am/p/To9eH-iTwR/— Brett A. Hundley Jr (@Brettjr_17) December 25, 2012
Just some Bruins hangin out with a fellow Bruin instagr.am/p/TpKUH8rQcx/— Richard Brehaut (@Brehaut12) December 25, 2012
A Christmas Day excursion to Sea World:
@uclaathleticsfootball players meet a beluga whale at SeaWorld San Diego. twitter.com/HolidayBowlGam…— Holiday Bowl (@HolidayBowlGame) December 26, 2012
I nearly started singing the Baby Beluga song...
Missed my family but wasn't bad spending Christmas with these guys twitter.com/TJMillweard/st…— TJ Millweard (@TJMillweard) December 26, 2012
A lot of the team expressed sentiments that they missed being with their families on Christmas, but at the team dinner...
UCLA gave out bowl gifts at Christmas dinner. Mora brought Santa in and players had to sit on Santa's lap to get gifts.— Peter Yoon (@PeterYoonESPN) December 26, 2012
I think they were given customized UCLA Beats, but no one has posted a picture on Twitter.
Oh Merry Christmas beat writers!
Jim Mora said #UCLA will go back to San Bernardino again next summer. Media lets out silent groan.— Edward Lewis (@EdwardLewisBSR) December 26, 2012
Gonna be a special night tonight. Can't wait to suit up with my best friends one more time as a Bruin— Richard Brehaut (@Brehaut12) December 27, 2012
Thanks to all the fans and students that made the trip to San Diego. Tonight is going to be special for our Seniors. X wins! 8clap! Boom!!— Dietrich Riley(@DietrichRiley) December 27, 2012
Dreams do come true. Have been a fan since I was 6. Blessed to make my 47th start tomorrow for the Bruins. Wish my pops coulda been here.— J B 6 Ohhhh!! (@JBaca60) December 27, 2012
I'm sure he is Jeff.