Cardinal Looking to Extend Winning Streak to Three Against Arizona State on Saturday
Oct. 16, 2005
Date: October 22, 2005
Kickoff: 2:00 pm
Site: Stanford, CA
Television: No live television
Radio: KNEW, 910 am (Ted Robinson, Bob Murphy)
Campus Radio: KZSU, 90.1 fm
Internet: www.gostanford.com (live audio, live stats)
The Series: Arizona State leads 13-8
Last Meeting: ASU 34, Stanford 31, 11/6/04 at ASU
Series Notes Stanford has won last three games with ASU at Stanford
Cardinal Hosts Arizona State in Homecoming Game
Stanford (3-2, 2-1) will be seeking its third straight win on Saturday when it hosts Arizona State (3-3, 1-2) in its annual Homecoming Game ... The Cardinal, coming off a 20-16 win at Arizona, will be attempting to win its third straight game for the first time since the 2001 season ... Stanford has beaten Washington State and Arizona the past two weeks and a victory over ASU would mark the Cardinal's third consecutive Pac-10 win for the first time since the 1999 campaign ... Along with Homecoming on Saturday, Stanford will celebrate its 2004-05 Director's Cup title ... The award, which honors the top overall athletic program in the nation, has been won by Stanford for the last 11 years.
Former Cardinal Great Paul Wiggin To Be Honored
One of Stanford's all-time greats, Paul Wiggin, will be honored on Saturday for his induction in the 2005 College Football Hall of Fame ... Wiggin is the 17th player from Stanford to be inducted in the Hall of Fame ... Wiggin was a two-time First-Team All-America in 1955 and '56 as a defensive tackle and is one of two former players to return as head coach (the other is Chuck Taylor) ... Wiggin was the Cardinal's head coach from 1980-83 ... As a player, Wiggin was a three-year starter for Stanford on the defensive line ... He went to an 11-year NFL career that included three world championship games and one world championship as a member of the Cleveland Browns ... He coached in the NFL for 12 years and is currently a Senior Consultant-Pro Personnel for the Minnesota Vikings.
Stanford-Arizona State Series Notes
The Sun Devils lead the all-time series with Stanford 13-8, but the Cardinal has won the last three meetings with ASU at Stanford Stadium ... The home team has won the last four games in the series while both teams have combined to average almost 75 points in those four games ... Stanford has won the last three played at Stanford Stadium, including a 29-7 win in 2000, 51-28 in 2001 and 38-27 in 2003 ... Since 1999, Stanford is 4-2 vs. Arizona State
Fourth Quarter Finishes
All three of Stanford's wins this season have come in close games that have been decided in the fourth quarter ... A year ago, Stanford had three, three point games - and lost them all ... In 2005, the Cardinal has been able to make a defensive stand in each of those wins to preserve the victory ... The Cardinal led Navy 41-38 when the Midshipmen took over with 1:47 to play and a chance to win the game ... But, the Cardinal defense forced a sack and two incomplete passes before taking over on downs ... Against WSU, the Cardinal again led by three points when the Cougars took over with 1:01 left in the game ... An interception by Nick Sanchez gave the Cardinal the win ... Last week at Arizona, the Wildcats trailed 20-14 with 3:53 and the ball at midfield, but a Brandon Harrison interception ended UA's threat.
Turnover Tale: Cardinal Forces Five Turnovers at Arizona
Stanford is 3-0 this season when it wins the turnover battle and 0-2 when it loses ... In its three wins over Navy, Washington State and Arizona, Stanford is plus-8 while in its two loses, the Cardinal in minus-2 ... Stanford has committed one turnover in its three wins and seven in its two loses ... In the Cardinal's 20-16 win over Arizona, Stanford forced five Wildcat turnovers while committing none ... The Cardinal scored 13 of its 20 points vs. Arizona off turnovers ... Stanford currently ranks first in the Pac-10 and 11th in the nation in turnover margin (plus 1.2 per game).
Road Warriors: Stanford Perfect on the Road
The Cardinal is a perfect 3-0 on the road in 2005 and 0-2 at home ... Stanford has beaten Navy, Washington State and Arizona on the road in front of loud, hostile crowds ... At home, the Cardinal has lost to UC Davis and Oregon ... Stanford has won three straight road games - and two Pac-10 road games on successive weekends - for the first time since it won four straight in 1995.
Four Top-25 Teams Ahead For Cardinal
Stanford's remaining schedule includes four teams currently ranked among the nation's top-25 who have combined for a 21-4 record to date ... The Cardinal must face top-ranked USC (6-0), No. 9 UCLA (6-0), No. 12 Notre Dame (4-2) and No. 23 Cal (5-2) ... Stanford's other two opponents - Arizona State (3-3) and Oregon State (4-2) - are in the 'receiving votes' category in this week's polls ... Stanford's six remaining opponents have an aggregate record of 28-9, a winning percentage of .757 ... Three of the four games against the top-25 teams will be played at Stanford Stadium: Oct. 29 vs. UCLA, Nov. 19 vs. Cal and Nov. 26 vs. Notre Dame ... Stanford must play at No. 1 USC on Nov. 5.
A Look Back: ASU 34, Stanford 31, November 6, 2004
Stanford scored 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to erase a 26-14 deficit and take a 31-26 lead with 2:02 to play, but the Sun Devils drove 80 yards on 13 plays and scored the game-winning touchdown with nine seconds to play ... The Cardinal took the lead 31-26 when T.C. Ostrander hit Alex Smith on a 67-yard pass play with 2:02 left in the game ... On their ensuing possession, ASU quarterback Andrew Walter led his team on a 13-play, 80-yard drive that culminated in a four yard Walter to Matt Miller touchdown play ... Walter threw for 415 yards and four touchdowns as the Sun Devils accumulated 583 yards of total offense ... The Cardinal used two blocked punts and a fumble recovery to score three touchdowns.
Cardinal-Arizona: Reviewing Last Week's Game
Stanford forced five Wildcat turnovers, which led to all 20 points
The Cardinal won consecutive Pac-10 road games for the first time since 1999.
Stanford won two straight Pac-10 road games on successive weeks for the first time since 1995
Jon Alston led the Cardinal defense with nine tackles, four tackles for loss and three sacks
Stanford led 20-14 after three quarters and held off the Wildcats in the final period for the win.
Head Coach Walt Harris
In eight seasons at Pitt, Walt Harris turned the Panthers into a perennial bowl contender and among the top programs in the country ... He led Pitt to six bowl games in eight seasons, including the last five, and a first-ever BCS bowl (Fiesta) following the 2004 campaign ... He was named Stanford's head coach on December 13, 2004 ... Harris, a Bay Area native, has coached for over 30 years, including 11 as a head coach ... His career record stands at 66-70, which includes a 52-44 record at Pitt, three years at UOP (1989-91), where the Tigers improved each season under Harris, and 3-2 at Stanford ... Harris has coached at Ohio State, Tennessee, Illinois, Michigan State and Cal along with a three-year stint with the New York Jets ... In the last five seasons at Pitt, Harris' teams went 39-23, won at least seven games each year and advanced to a bowl game each season.
Final Season in Original Stanford Stadium
Stanford Stadium, built in 1921, has served as home of the Cardinal football program for the past 83 years ... This season, however, will mark the final year in the original Stadium before a major renovation begins immediately following the Cardinal's season finale vs. Notre Dame on November 26, 2005 ... The Cardinal will play six home games in Stanford Stadium this season and moments after the season finale against the Fighting Irish, the process will begin on an $85-90 million renovation project ... See page 6 of this press release for more details on the Stadium renovation project.
Noting Quarterback Trent Edwards
Fourth-year senior Trent Edwards continues to make his mark as one of the top quarterbacks in the Pacific-10 Conference ... He has been the driving force on the Cardinal offense in 2005, both with his passing and running skills ... He has started 18 games and played in 22 in his Cardinal career ... He has started all five games this season, but was limited to just two series in the second game of the year vs. UC Davis due to injury ... Edwards has completed 73-of-119 for 795 yards and seven touchdowns this year ... Throughout his career, he has thrown for 3,263 yards and 20 touchdowns while completing 298-of-560 passes ... He turned in one of his finest performances as a Cardinal against WSU (Oct. 8) as he threw for 257 yards on 19-of-28 passing and rushed for an additional 92 yards on 12 carries ... He equalled his career-best by throwing three touchdown passes, with no interceptions, in leading Stanford to a 24-14 win at WSU ... He was named the team's starting quarterback on August 28 after an intense competition with junior T.C. Ostrander ... Edwards, who has one more year of eligibility remaining after the 2005 season, completed 21-of-33 against Navy in the season opener for 235 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions ... ... Trent came to Stanford as one of the nation's most highly sought-after prep quarterbacks from nearby Los Gatos High School in 2002 and, after sitting out his true freshman season, he earned a starting role during the 2003 and '04 campaigns ... He was the team's starter a year ago over the first nine games before an injury forced him to miss the final two ... He threw for 1,732 yards and nine touchdowns in 2004 while completing 149-of-274 (.544) ... Missed the final two games of the year vs. Oregon State and California ... He began the year by completing 14-of-22 for 187 yards and two touchdowns in Stanford's 43-3 win over San Jose State ... He came back the next week to throw for a career-high 297 yards and three touchdowns in the Cardinal's win over BYU ... Edwards was impressive in game three vs. top-ranked USC as he engineered two long drives in the first half and finished the game completing 23-of-35 for 183 yards and two TDs ... He had seven touchdown passes and just one interception through the first three games of the year ... In game four, he was equally effective in Stanford's 27-13 win over Washington as he completed 23-of-33 for 254 yards ... He set career high marks by completing 24 passes and attempting 46 at the Rose Bowl vs. UCLA ... Injuries forced him from game seven against Oregon and game nine against Arizona State.
Edwards Rushing Performance Among Best Ever for QB
Trent Edwards was a running threat against Washington State as he was credited with 12 carries for 92 yards while leading the team in rushing against the Cougars ... Edwards, who entered the game with a net of (-10) yards on the ground after three games, gained 103 yards, but lost 11 on two sacks ... He fell just shy of becoming only the second Cardinal quarterback in the modern era (since WWII) to rush for over 100 yards in a game ... The only other Stanford quarterback to rush for over 100 in a game was Don Bunce vs. Washington State in 1969 (13 carries, 129 yards) ... Edwards has been Stanford's leading rusher the past two games as he has carried 21 times for 124 yards ... He has rushed for a net of 114 yards this season ... The school record for season rushing yards by a quarterback is 248 set in 1971 by Bunce.
Offensive Output vs. WSU Best Since 2002
Stanford's rushing and total offense output in last Saturday's game at Washington State were the best on The Farm since the 2002 season ... The Cardinal gained 475 yards in total offense against the Cougars, the most by a Stanford offense since it gained 563 yards against San Jose State on September 24, 2002 ... The Cardinal rushed for 218 yards last Saturday in Pullman, the most by a Stanford offense since it gained 239 at Arizona State on September 28, 2002.
Schimmelmann Finalist for 'Draddy Award'
Senior ILB Kevin Schimmelmann has been named a semifinalist for the 'Draddy Award,' better known as the Academic Heisman ... Schimmelmann is a three-time First-Team Academic All-Pac-10 selection who is currently working a Master's degree in Sociology and a Bachelor's degree in Economics ... The Draddy Award is one of college football's most sought after and competitive awards ... It recognizes an individual as the absolute best in the country for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary communityleadership.
Schimmelmann Among League Leaders in Tackles
Three-year letter-winner and two-year starter Kevin Schimmelmann is among the league leaders in tackles per game at 8.0 ... The fifth-year senior has registered 40 total tackles this season ... He is among the team leaders in tackles for loss with four, pass break ups with three and quarterback sacks with two ... Schimmelmann has also recorded a forced fumble and fumble recovery ... In the season opener at Navy, he had 12 tackles, one sack and 1.5 tackles for loss ... In game two vs. UC Davis, Schimmelmann had 10 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... He scored a touchdown against the Aggies after he sacked QB Jon Grant in the end zone and recovered the fumble for Stanford's first TD of the game ... He was leading the Cardinal in tackles last season when an injury forced him to miss the final two games of the year ... In nine games, he had 58 tackles, three tackles for loss, a quarterback sack and interception ... In 2003, he played in all 11 games and started six, finishing with 49 tackles and eight tackles for loss as an outside linebacker ... Schimmelmann, a three-time First-Team Academic All-Pac-10 selection, has played in 34 games and started 19 for Stanford since 2002 ... Throughout his career on The Farm, Schimmelmann has played four positions, including inside and outside linebacker and free and strong safety
Stanford's Starting Nose Tackle: Babatunde Oluwasegun Temitope Oluwakorede Adisa Oshinowo, Jr.
NT Babatunde Oshinowo, a two-time Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection, is one of the top defensive lineman in the Pac-10 Conference ... A native of Naperville, Ill., Oshinowo is of Nigerian decent and his full name is Babatunde Oluwasegun Temitope Oluwakorede Adisa Oshinowo, Jr. ... He entered the 2005 season as a First-Team preseason all-conference pick and ranked among the top defensive lineman in the nation ... In the season opener against Navy, Oshinowo recorded eight tackles and one tackle for loss ... He had five tackles in Stanford's win at Washington State and four tackles and a pass deflection at Arizona the following week ... A 6-2, 320-pounder, he has started 27 straight games for the Cardinal (2003-05) and played in all 38 in his Stanford career (2002-05) ... He is tops among Cardinal lineman with 110 career tackles, 21.0 tackles for loss and 11.0 sacks ... Oshinowo, a two-time First-Team Academic All-Pac-10 selection the last two years, is a co-term student working on his Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering.
Jenkins Among Top Defensive Lineman in Pac-10
Senior defensive end Julian Jenkins, recognized as one of the best in the Pacific-10 Conference, began his final season on The Farm in the season opener at Navy by recording eight tackles in Stanford's win at Navy ... Jenkins, who has record 99 career tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks, has appeared in 36 games and started 17 since playing as a true freshman in 2002 ... A 6-4, 275-pounder from Atlanta, Ga., Jenkins continues to be one of the team leaders both on and off the field ... He was named First-Team preseason All-Pac-10 and rated among the top defensive lineman in the country heading into the 2005 campaign.
Kimble Now Starting Running Back After Move From WR
A year ago at this time, Anthony Kimble was a true freshman wide receiver who had just come on the Stanford campus from Baton Rouge, LA. ... Now, Kimble is the team's number one running back and one of the team's main offensive weapons ... He has started all five games at RB and has gained 222 yards on 53 carries for a team-leading 4.2 yards per carry average ... He has also caught 11 passes for 118 yards and one touchdown ... Kimble made his collegiate debut on September 10 at Navy and gained 59 yards on 11 carries, including a three-yard touchdown run ... He also added three catches for 28 yards ... In his second game, Kimble rushed for 51 yards on 10 carries ... Against Washington State, Kimble turned in his finest performance to date as he gained 77 yards rushing on 18 carries - both season and career highs - while also catching two passes for 48 yards ... He caught four balls in Stanford's win at Arizona, which included a 10-yard TD pass from Trent Edwards ... After redshirting the 2004 season, Kimble was moved to running back last spring under new head coach Walt Harris ... Kimble was impressive during spring drills and his continued improvement vaulted him into the No. 1 role ... He played some running back in high school, but came to Stanford as a highly-touted wide receiver ... Kimble, 6-1, 195, only played two years of football in high school and redshirted last season on The Farm ... While other running backs were limited due to injury during fall camp, Kimble continued to impress.
Evans Moves Into Prominent Role on Offense
Running back Jason Evans, a junior from Acworth, Ga. now in his third season on the Farm, has become a key figure in the Cardinal offense after receiving little playing time his first two years ... Evans rushed for 3,850 yards and scored 32 touchdowns his final two seasons in high school and came to Stanford has a prep All-America ... He was listed among the nation's Elite 100 recruits and ranked as high as the 10th best running back prospect in the country ... He redshirted his freshman season at Stanford in 2003 and played in just two games and carried the ball twice in 2004 ... Although he has not started in 2005, Evans has teamed with Anthony Kimble to spearhead the Cardinal's running game ... Evans has 43 carries for 168 yards and has been the team-leader in rushing in two of Stanford's five games this season ... He had 10 carries for 63 yards in the season opener vs. Navy and 12 carries for 62 yards in game three vs. Oregon ... He has also added 10 catches for 94 yards.
Alston Named One of Nation's Top Outside Linebackers
Senior outside linebacker Jon Alston entered his fifth season on The Farm as one of the top defensive players in the Pac-10 and in the nation ... At 6-2, 220, Alston is Stanford's best pass rushing threat in the Cardinal's 3-4 defense ... He was the only player in the Pac-10 to be among the top six in the conference in sacks (fourth with 9.5), forced fumbles (tied for fifth with three) and tackles for loss (sixth with 14.0) ... A three-year letter-winner, Alston has recorded 141 total tackles, 19.5 sacks and 27 tackles for loss in his career and has received pre-season All-America recognition in 2005 ... In his last two games, both Stanford wins, Alston has accounted for 17 tackles, five tackles for loss, four quarterback sacks, one pass break up and two forced fumbles ... In Stanford's win at Washington State, he had eight tackles, one quarterback sack, tackle for loss and pass break up ... Last Saturday at Arizona, he had nine tackles, including three sacks, four tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.
Cardinal Shuffle on the Offensive Line
Stanford entered the season with nine returning lettermen on the offensive line and all five starters from 2004 ... Through the first five games of the 2005 campaign, Stanford's offensive line has seen seven starters and a shuffling of players at different positions ... At left tackle, Jeff Edwards started the first four games of the season, but sophomore Allen Smith started game five at Arizona ... Edwards has 23 career starts on The Farm ... Smith, who was impressive in Stanford's win at WSU, has started the past two games (vs. WSU at right tackle, vs. Arizona at left tackle) and has proven himself to be one of the top, young offensive lineman in the conference ... At right tackle, senior Jon Cochran has started four of the first five games of the 2005 season and 18 in his career ... Fifth-year senior Brian Head (15 career starts) started the first two games of the year at center and was expected to be the team's starter in 2005 ... However, a series of injuries forced Head to announce on Oct. 13 that he is retiring from football ... That leaves Tim Mattran as the team's number one center ... Mattran is former walk-on who has done an outstanding job as a starter the past three games ... At right guard, Alex Fletcher has started all five games this season, but Ismail Simpson, who has started 22 games in his career, has been a key reserve ... Josiah Vinson has started all five games this year at left guard and 18 in his career
Swedish Native Gustav Rydstedt Moves Into Starting Role
When fifth-year senior Casey Carroll suffered a season-ending knee injury during fall camp, it vaulted second-year sophomore Gustav Rydstedt into the No. 1 spot opposite Julian Jenkins at defensive end ... Rydstedt, who redshirted last season as a true freshman, is a 6-3, 290-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden who is still learning the game of football ... He was one of the top junior players in Europe and was named the No. 1 player in his age group in Sweden in 2003 ... He played for the Swedish National Team and was a starter for Team Europe, which played in the 2003 NFL Global Junior Championships in San Diego ... He played one year of high school football in the United States as a foreign exchange student at Southhaven High School in Mississippi ... Rydstedt, who is 21 years old, was invited to play in the NFL Europe Youth Elite Camp ... And now, in his second year at Stanford, Rydstedt will be asked to play a key role on the Cardinal defense in 2005.
Okwo Moves From Special Teams to Starter at ILB
A First-Team All-Pac-10 selection last year as a special teams player, junior Michael Okwo is now one of Stanford's key players in the middle of its defense and one of the top young players in the conference ... Okwo earned his reputation as a special teams player last year, but after starter Kevin Schimmelmann went out with an injury the final two games of the 2004 season, Okwo moved in to the starting lineup and made an immediate impact (22 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, fumble recovery over last three games) ... In his first game as a full-time starter, Okwo continued to impress as he accounted for six tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in Stanford's win at Navy ... He added eight tackles, a tackle for loss and a half-sack against UC Davis and recorded his first collegiate interception in game three vs. Oregon ... He has not played the past two games due to injury.
Cardinal Finds New Fullback in Former Defensive Tackle
Now in his third season on The Farm, Nick Frank, has transformed himself from backup defensive tackle to first team fullback ... He made his debut at fullback in Stanford's season opening win at Navy and was an integral part of the Cardinal offense as he played virtually every snap ... He wound up scoring his first collegiate touchdown on a two-yard run ... He has 11 receptions for 77 yards and has carried the ball 16 times for 41 yards ... In 2003 and '04, Frank played in 21 of Stanford's 22 games at both nose and defensive tackle and tallied 17 total tackles, three tackles for loss and two quarterback sacks ... He was moved to fullback last spring and continued to climb up the depth chart until eventually landing at the No. 1 spot ... Frank, who plans to pursue a career in medicine, is Stanford's only player from New Orleans.
Rushing Among All-Time Best Kickoff Return Specialists
Senior T.J. Rushing, a First-Team All-Pac-10 selection as a kickoff return specialist last season, took his first kickoff return of the season and raced 93 yards for a touchdown in the Cardinal's season opening win at Navy, the second touchdown return of his career (99-yard return last year vs. BYU) ... He had two returns against the Mids for 127 yards - a 63.5 yards per return average ... In his career, Rushing has 38 kickoff returns for 1,069 yards and two touchdowns ... His 28.1 career kickoff return average currently places him No. 1 in the Cardinal record book ahead of Ron Inge (27.8, 1973-76) ... He is the seventh player in school history to amass 1,000 yards in kickoff return yards ... Last year, he led the conference and was sixth in the nation with a 28.4 yard average ... In 2005, Rushing has returned seven kicks for 235 yards and his 33.6 average currently ranks him first in the Pac-10 and fifth in the nation ... Rushing returned punts for the first time in his career at WSU, netting 30 yards on four returns.
Sgroi Among All-Time Best Placekickers
Fifth-year senior placekicker Michael Sgroi has placed his name among the school's all-time best placekickers ... He has hit eight field goals in five games this season and his 40 career field goals places him fifth on the school's all-time list ... Sgroi is four-of-six from 40-49 yards out this season and has a season long of 48 yards, that coming in game two vs. UC Davis ... Sgroi is averaging 1.60 field goals per game and is currently ranked 20th in the nation and second in the Pacific-10 Conference ... He is also seventh all-time with 80 PATs ... Walt Harris called Sgroi the 'difference maker' in Stanford's 41-38 win at Navy in the season opener ... That's because Sgroi hit two, fourth quarter field goals, from 40 and 47 yards out to help the Cardinal hold off Navy ... Sgroi, who made 16-of-24 field goals in 2004, has now made 40-of-65 in his career... Last season, Sgroi made 10 consecutive field goals, which tied for the third longest in school history ... Next up for Sgroi in the Cardinal record book is All-America kicker Rod Garcia (1971-73), who had 42 career field goals ... Mark Harmon (1981-84) in third in the record book with 50 career field goals.
Lemon Joins Elite List of 1,000-Yard Rushers
Fifth-year senior J.R. Lemon, who did not play the first three games due to injury, received his first playing time of the 2005 season in Pullman on October 8 ... Although Lemon carried the ball just three times for 10 yards, he did bring his career rushing total to 1,002 yards, allowing him to join an elite list of Cardinal running backs who have reached this plateau ... He added 15 more yards in Stanford's win at Arizona, bringing his current career total of 1,017 yards ... Lemon, who is tied for ninth all-time at Stanford with 13 career rushing touchdowns, has 244 carries in his Cardinal career.
Bradford, Crochet Lead Receiving Corps
Mark Bradford came into the season as the season as the team's top returning receiver and after five games in 2005, he is once again leading the team in receptions ... The 6-2 junior from Los Angeles has 18 receptions this season and 89 in his career for 1,294 yards and seven touchdowns ... He caught two TDs for the first time in his career in Stanford's win at Washington State ... Gerren Crochet, a fifth-year senior and former track star, had a career best five catches for 60 yards at WSU and is tied for second on the team in receptions ... Crochet was a three-year member of Stanford's nationally-ranked track team and was part of the Cardinal's 400m relay teams that ran the second and third fastest times in school history.
Alston, 8 Others Earn Pre-Season Honors
Fifth-year senior OLB Jon Alston was tabbed a consensus First-Team All-Pac-10 selection while several other Cardinal player earned pre-season honors recognition ... Alston, who was named Second-Team All-Pac-10 a year ago, was also named to a few pre-season All-America teams while being ranked among the top outside linebackers in the country ... Other Cardinal players receiving First-Team All-Pac-10 recognition include DT Julian Jenkins, NT Babatunde Oshinowo and KOR T.J. Rushing ... Also earning pre-season honors were ILB Kevin Schimmelmann, WR Evan Moore, PK Michael Sgroi, OT Jeff Edwards and SS Brandon Harrison.