Jahvid Andre Best (born January 30, 1989) is a running back for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was selected by the Lions with the 30th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. In college, he played for the California Golden Bears, setting several records, including most all-purpose yards in a single season and most rushing yards in a single game for Cal. Best also led the Pac-10 in total rushing yards in 2008. Jahvid Best attended Salesian High School in Richmond, California. In his junior year he had 1,495 rushing yards on 138 attempts with 20 touchdowns. Salesian also won the North Coast Section championship in 2005 to conclude a 121 season. In his senior year, Best ran for 3,325 yards and 48 touchdowns, both Bay Area single-season records. Salesian once again made it to the NCS finals, but lost in the final game to St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School of Vallejo. Best ran track as well, participating in the Arcadia Invitational in his junior and senior years.
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