"Besana was a backup quarterback to Joe Roth at California for two years. Despite working in the background, he's considered a top pro prospect, needing experience. He completed 54 percent of his passes in two years, completing 92 of 168 attempts. Fred transferred to California from Sierra Junior College.
His college major was physical education. His hobbies include fishing, golf and basketball."
-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-Radio-TV Guide