Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Former Cal Quarterback Joe Ayoob Sets New Guinness Record for Paper Airplane Flight

By Rachel Swan
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Here's some good news for the Bears: Former quarterback Joe Ayoob, who grew up in San Rafael and played for City College of San Francisco before transferring to Cal in 2005, just set a new Guinness Record for the world's longest paper airplane flight — a whopping 226 feet, 10 inches. The plane, designed by John Collins, was made of "100gsm, A4 paper and a very small piece of sticky tape," The Telegraph reports. Apparently, Ayoob has a lot of training in the field, since he grew up flying paper airplanes. It's certainly conceivable that the hobby taught him precision and aim, skills which he ultimately parlayed to football. Here's footage of his new career milestone:

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