Late U.S. Ambassador honored at Cal football game

In this photo taken Monday, April 11, 2011, then U.S. envoy Chris Stevens takes a coffee before attending meetings at the Tibesty Hotel where an African Union delegation was meeting with opposition leaders in Benghazi, Libya. Libyan officials say the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans have been killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

September 29, 2012 7:08:43 PM PDT
Christopher Stevens, the late ambassador to Libya and a Berkeley graduate, was honored before Saturday afternoon's Cal football game.

The 52-year-old was killed earlier this month in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Initial reports blamed the attack on an American-made anti-Muslim film. But further investigation revealed terrorists were behind Stevens' murder.

On Saturday Stevens was honored with a moment of silence before the Cal Bears played Arizona State.

At the game, university officials also announced that a memorial fund has been established in Stevens' name. Donations can be made through UC Berkeley's "Give to Cal" website at or mailed to the J. Christopher Stevens Memorial Fund c/o University Relations, 2080 Addiston St., University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-4200.