VIDEO PREVIEW: Previewing Stanford's Defensive Line
Aug. 26, 2009
STANFORD, Calif.-- Stanford’s defensive front four has arguably been the team’s strongest unit each of the last two seasons, averaging 2.96 sacks (71 total) in 24 games dating back to the 2007 season. With the return of seven players who have combined to make 67 career starts, Stanford’s defensive front is deep and talented and has the potential to be one of the Pac-10’s best.
Stanford’s projected front four includes incumbent senior starters Erik Lorig (6-4, 265) at right end and Ekom Udofia (6-2, 322) at nose tackle, along with sophomores Thomas Keiser (6-5, 253) and Matt Masifilo (6-3, 264) at left end and tackle, respectively.
Junior Sione Fua (6-2, 307) along with seniors Brian Bulcke (6-4, 273) and Tom McAndrew (6-5, 262) will also figure prominently in the rotation.