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Dec. 11, 1997

1997 Postseason Sun Devil Player Bios

PAT TILLMAN
5-11 * 202 * SR./SR.
LB

1997: Named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year...ASU's Defensive MVP in 1997...one of the top defensive players in the nation...a Sporting News first-team All-American ... AP second-team All-American ... GTE first-team Academic All-American ... a two-time All-Academic Pac-10 selection ... was a GTE second-team Academic All-American last year ... two-time GTE District VIII All-Academic team pick ... earned the Burger King College Football Scholarship for ASU this year, as ASU will receive a $10,000 donation in his name to the school's general scholarshp fund...one of the most exciting players in the nation...plays the game with reckless abandon...cut his trademark long, shoulder-length hair last January after Rose Bowl ...brings a great package of strength, speed and all-around ability to the linebacking core...can come up and stop the run or be an effective defender vs. the pass ... led the team with 93 tackles, fourth most in the Pac-10... ranked second on the team with three interceptions...also has 15 tackles for losses...has 47 solo tackles, tops on team...led the team in tacklesin seven of 11 games...had 13 tackles, two for loss, against Arizona...blocked a punt against the Wildcats...registered 12 total tackles (5 solo) and one tackle for loss against Oregon...had 10 solos and one sack for -7 yards at Cal...had a fumble recovery and four tackles vs. WSU...had 10 solos, three tackles for losses and one INT at Stanford...had 13 tackles (four solos and nine assists) and two tackles for losses vs. USC...a one-man wrecking crew at OSU with five solos, one assist, two INTs and two sacks...posted 12 tackles vs. BYU, including a sack...also tallied two tackles for loss and one pass deflection...registered six tackles at Miami...had four tackles, including one for a loss, vs. New Mexico State.

         G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/YDS.    Sks./Yds.   INT  PD  FR  TD
1994    11/0      6/4    10    0/0          1/11       0   0   0   0
1995    11/1     32/15   47    2/7          1/5        0   0   0   0
1996    11/11    58/33   91   11/57         2/21       4  11   3   1
1997    11/11    47/46   93   15/60         4/29       3   1   1   0
Career  44/23   143/98  241   28/124        8/66       7  12   4   1

CAREER HIGHS:
Unassisted Tackles: 10, twice, at California (11/8/97).
Assisted Tackles: 11, vs. Arizona (11/28/97).
Total Tackles: 14, at UCLA (10/12/96).
Tackles For Loss: 3, twice, at Stanford (10/18/97).
Sacks: 2, at Oregon State (9/27/97).
Fumble Recoveries: 1, last time vs. WSU (11/1/97).
Interceptions: 2, at Oregon State (9/27/97).

J.R. REDMOND
6-0 * 200 * SO./SO.
TB-KR-PR

1997: First-team Pac-10 all-purpose player this year...ASU's offensive MVP in 1997...has great package of size and speed (4.41-40) combined with outstanding agility...one of the best athletes in the league...one of the most exciting players in the nation...can break a play at any time ... ranks 12th in the nation and third in the Pac-10 with 159.0 all-purpose yards per game...also ranks 44th in rushing yards (86.5 ypg) and 45th in punt returns (9.8 ypr)...rushed for over 100 yards in each of his first two games...amassed 517 all-purpose yards also...is averaging 6.1 yards per carry, 9.8 yards per punt return and 21.6 yards per kickoff return...gained a career-high 176 yards on 10 carries including a 93-yard TD in opener against New Mexico State...the 93-yard TD was the fifth longest run from scrimmage in ASU history...it earned him the AT&T Long Distance Run of the Week award...had 264 all-purpose yards in the opener...rushed for 105 yards on 12 carries at Miami...teamed with Michael Martin to each rush for over 100 yards...had a 50-yard run and a 37-yard punt return in the game...set a career-high with five receptions for 46 yards...totaled 253 all-purpose yards in the Orange Bowl...averaged over five yards a carry against BYU...amassed a career-high 90 yards on kickoff returns in the game...had 77 yards on 18 carries (4.3 ypc) at Oregon State...also had one catch for 18 yards and 22 yards on returns...had 76 yards on 21 carries at No. 10 Washington...also had 52 yards on five punt returns at UW...had 12 carries for 48 yards and one TD in 35-7 win vs. USC on 10/11...also had three catches vs. the Trojans before coming out of the game with a hip strain early in the second half...did not make the Stanford trip on 10/18 with a hip strain...had three catches for 36 yards and eight carries for 35 yards against Washington State...had 114 yards on 27 carries, two catches for 56 yards (including a 28-yard TD), six punt returns for 47 yards and a kickoff return for 47 yards in win at California...had 264 all-purpose yards in the Cal win...scampered for 127 yards on 11 carries (11.5 yard average), including a 54-yard touchdown run, in ASU's win over Oregon ... once again teamed with Michael Martin to each rush for over 100 yards.

Rushing
Year    G/GS    Att.  Yds.    Avg.    TD   Lg.
1996    10/0     63   301     4.8      2   41
1997    10/1    142   865     6.1      7   93
Career  20/1    205  1166     5.6      9   93
Receiving
Year    G/GS    Rec.  Yds.    Avg.    TD   Lg.
1996    10/0      9   197    21.9      2   55
1997    10/1     15   186    12.4      1   28
Career  20/1     24   383    16.0      3   55
All Purpose                 Per     Per
Year    Rush      Rec.      Punts   KO      Total      Touch  Game
1996     63-301    9-197    31-260   2-83   105-841     8.0   84.1
1997    142-865   15-186    24-236  14-303  195-1590    8.2  159.0
Career  205-1166  24-383    55-496  16-386  300-2431    8.1  121.6

CAREER HIGHS:
Rushing Attempts: 27, at California (11/8/97)
Rushing Yards: 176, vs New Mexico State (8/30/97)
Longest Run: 93 yards, vs New Mexico State (8/30/97)
Touchdowns Rushing: 1, seven times, last time vs. Oregon (11/15/97)
Pass Receptions: 5, at Miami (9/13/97)
Receiving Yards: 56, at California (11/8/97)
Longest Reception: 55, vs Oregon (9/28/96)
Punt Returns: 8, vs North Texas (9/14/96)
Punt Return Yards: 68, vs Washington (9/7/96)
Longest Punt Return: 61, vs Washington (9/7/96)
Kickoff Returns: 4, vs BYU (9/20/97)
Kickoff Return Yards: 90, vs BYU (9/20/97)
Longest Kickoff Return: 47, at California (11/8/97)

KYLE MURPHY
6-4 * 303 * SR./SR.
LG

1997: First-Team All-Pac-10 in 1997 ...earned second-team All-Pac-10 last year...one of the premier offensive guards in the nation...second-team All-American selection by AP and The Sporting News ... a Football News third-team All-American ... anchors the ASU offensive line...a very smart, sound player who plays with great intensity and gives an all-out performance on every down...has an excellent work ethic...a broadcasting major, planning on a career in sports journalism. 1997: Graded out at 90 percent or better in six games this year and never below 80 percent ... recorded his best grades against USC, Stanford and Oregon when he reached 93 percent ... ASU averaged a Pac-10 best 193.8 yards rushing per game, and 4.5 yards per run.

39-DAMIEN RICHARDSON
6-2 * 207 * SR./SR. * SS
FRESNO, CALIF. (CLOVIS WEST H.S.)

1997: Second-team All-Pac-10 in 1997...a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection, including this year, with a bioengineering major, he was named to the 1997 GTE District VIII All-Academic team ...has started 31 straight games including 1997 Rose Bowl...was named the starting strong safety in the second game of 1995...has excellent size and speed...excellent student of the game and is a very smart, heady football player...nicknamed "The Professor" by his teammates and coaches for his off- and on-the field accomplishments ... was honored as ASU's flag carrier this season as the Sun Devils take the field...is second on the team with 71 total tackles...had five tackles, all assisted, and one for loss against Arizona ...recoverd a fumble against the Wildcats...notched his first interception of the season against Oregon...also had three solos, two assists and broke up a pass against the Ducks...had five solos, one assist and one pass break-up in win at Cal...had six solos and four assists in win over WSU...had seven solos and one assist at Stanford on 10/18...had two solos and five assists and one tackle for minus two yards vs. USC...had five solos and three assists at Washington...had six solos and one pass break-up at Oregon State...on ASU two-yard line, he made a bone-crushing hit on BYU back to force a fumble and recorded 10 tackles...posted five tackles at Miami.

RICHARDSON'S CAREER STATISTICS
         G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/YDS. INT  PD  FF  FR  TD
1994    11/0      7/2     9    0/0      0   0   0   0   1
1995    11/10    45/29   74    0/0      0   3   1   2   0
1996    11/11    35/20   55    3/8      1   3   0   1   0
1997    11/11    42/29   71    3/4      1   3   1   1   0
Career  44/32   129/80  209    6/12     2   9   2   4   1

CAREER HIGHS:
Unassisted Tackles: 11 at Oregon (10/28/95)
Assisted Tackles: 8 at Nebraska (9/16/95)
Total Tackles: 12 at Oregon (10/28/95)
Tackles for Loss: 2, vs.Oregon (10/28/95)
Deflected Passes: 2 at USC (9/30/95)
Forced Fumbles: 1, two times, last time vs. BYU (9/20/97)
Fumble Recoveries: 1, four times, last time vs. Arizona (11/28/97)
Interceptions: 1, vs.Oregon St. (11/2/96)

51 GREY RUEGAMER
6-5 * 295 * SR./JR. * C-LT
LAS VEGAS, NEV. (BISHOP GORMAN H.S.)

1997: Named 1997 first-team All-Pac-10...has a chance to be one of the top lineman in the nation in 1998...moved from left tackle to center at Washington on Oct. 4 and played center the past four games...took over for All-American and Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award finalist Juan Roque at left tackle but has switched to center...versatile, can play center, right or left tackle...aggressive, dedicated player...listed by Mel Kiper as one of the top underclassmen in the nation this year...major is elementary education ... has played both left tackle and center...best grade of his season came against New Mexico State when he registered a 92 percent ... graded out at 85 percent or better in all but three games...ASU averaged a Pac-10 best 193.8 yards rushing per game, and 4.5 yards per run..

41 ROBERT NYCZ
5-11 * 190 * SR./SR. * PK
BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. (BAKERSFIELD C.C.)

1997: Named second-team All-Pac-10 in 1997...one of the finest placekickers in the country...a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award in 1996 and 1997, an award presented annually to the nation's top placekicker...has nailed 69.1 percent (38-of-55) of his field goals in his career and 99.2 percent (124-of-125) of his extra points...has hit 98 straight extra points...has been named Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week three times in three-year career (9/7/96, 9/21/96 and 9/13/97)...major is exercise science 1997: Has made 16-of-23 (.696) field goals and is perfect in PATs (33-of-33)...booted a 46-yard field goal, but missed a 51-yard attempt against Arizona ...knocked in seven extra points and a 24-yard field goal against Oregon...made field goals of 42 and 23 yards at Cal...missed a 51-yarder at Cal also...hit a 31-yard field goal vs. Washington State and nailed all five extra points...hit a season-high 46-yarder at Stanford and had a 39-yarder blocked...nailed two 34-yarders in 35-7 win over USC...was the victim of three bad snaps and inclement weather at Washington on 10/4 when he missed field goals of 35, 46 and 46 yards...also missed a 56-yarder at OSU on 9/27...had field goals of 34 and 32 yards at OSU...nailed a 44-yard FG against BYU...tied a career high with three field goals at Miami from 34, 33 and 27 yards and was named the Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week...hit field goals of 42 and 26 yards while nailing five extra points in ASU's opening 41-10 win over New Mexico State.

 NYCZ'S CAREER STATISTICS
Yr.     FGA  FGM   Pct. Long  XPA  XPM    Pct.  Pts.
1995     16   11  .688    48   32   31   .969    64  
1996     16   11  .688    46   60   60  1.000    93
1997     23   16  .696    46   33   33  1.000    81
Career   55   38  .691    48  125  124   .992   238
*Nycz was also 2/2 on PATs and 1/1 on FGs (37 yds.) in the 1997 Rose Bowl
Yr.      G  20-29   30-39   40-49   50+  Long
1995    11   4/4     3/4     4/6    0/2    48
1996    11   5/5     3/5     3/6    0/0    46
1997    11   4/4     7/9     5/7    0/3    46
Career  33  13/13   13/18   12/19   0/5    48

CAREER HIGHS:
Field Goals Made: 3, at Miami (7/14/97) & at Oregon State (11/2/96)
Field Goals Attempted: 4, at Oregon State (11/2/96)
Longest Field Goal: 48 yards, vs North Texas (9/14/96)

Vince Amey
6-3 * 289 * Sr./Sr.
RE

1997: Wrapped up Stanford's Chad Hutchinson for his first sack of the season for a loss of nine yards...also posted two tackles against the Cardinal...had a sack for a loss of 13 yards against Arizona...also had two tackles, including one for a loss of a yard...collected two solo tackles, including one for a loss of a yard and an assist at Oregon State...had two tackles and broke up a pass in a 35-7 rout of USC...had three assists against Brigham Young...had a solo tackle at Washington...had an assist for a loss of a yard against New Mexico State...had four tackles, including two for a loss of seven yards against Washington State...also combined with Jeremy Staat to sack Cougar quarterback Ryan Leaf for a loss of two yards...posted four solo tackles, including one for a loss of one yard at Cal...had four assists, including one for a loss of a yard against Oregon...one of nine true freshman to play in 1994.

        
          G/GS   UT/AT   TT   TFL/YDS  Sacks/Yds.  INT  PD  FR  TD
1997     11/11   14/12   26     9/34     2.5/24      0   1   0   0
Career   36/24   35/29   64    14/46     3.5/27      1   4   1   1

Adam Archuletta
5-11 * 190 * So./Fr.
OLB

1997: Had a tackle for a loss of nine yards and two assists against New Mexico State...collected two special teams tackles against Brigham Young...had two solo tackles at Stanford...had a solo tackle at Cal...had a solo tackle and two assists against Oregon...

        
         G/GS    UT/AT   TT
1997    11/0      9/6    15

Mike Barnes
6-2 * 276 * Sr./Jr.
RG

1997: Switched to right guard after first game of the season...graded 88 percent without any assignment errors in 20 plays versus New Mexico State...graded 85 percent in 44 plays against Miami...also had 28 finishes...graded 83 percent in 59 plays with one assignment error against Stanford...graded 88 percent in eight plays against Washington State...graded 72 percent in 18 plays against California...graded 90 percent in 17 plays against Oregon.

Kendrick Bates
6-5 * 230 * Jr./So.
TE

1997: Had four catches for 51 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown catch against USC...caught five passes for 50 yards against Brigham Young...caught two passes for a career high 62 yards in ASU's 13-10 shaving of Oregon State...one of those catches was a career long 38-yard reception...had three catches for 22 yards at Stanford...caught a 28-yard reception against Miami...the catch took ASU to the Hurricanes' 18 yard-line and helped set up a go-ahead touchdown grab by Ricky Boyer...had three receptions for 43 yards against Oregon...had two grabs for 32 yards at Washington...caught two passes for 15 yards against New Mexico State...caught a 17-yard pass against Washington State...

        
             G/GS  Rec.  Yds.   Avg.  TD   Lg  
1997        10/8    23   320   13.9    1   38
Career      20/9    30   402   13.4    2   38

Albrey Battle
6-3 * 286 * Sr./Jr.
DRT

1997: Individually wrecked the Oregon State offense with a career high eight tackles, including four for a loss of 15 yards...also had a sack for a loss of seven yards...tied his career high with eight tackles, including one for a loss of three yards at Washington...also recovered a fumble that set up a J.R. Redmond touchdown run...had two solo tackles and three assists against Brigham Young...assisted on a four-yard sack...recovered a fumble and had a solo tackle at Stanford...had one solo tackle and four assists against New Mexico State...helped the Sun Devils limit the Trojans to one touchdown with two of his four tackles, amounting to a loss of nine yards...also assisted on a sack for a loss of eight yards...had two solo tackles and two assists against Miami...two of those tackles were for a loss of six...recorded a sack at Cal for a loss of four yards and had a solo tackle...had three assists against Oregon...had three assists, including one for a loss of three yards against Arizona.

         G/GS   UT/AT   TT  TFL/YDS  Sacks/Yds.  INT  PD  FR
1997    11/11   20/24   44   12/44       3/23      0   1   2
Career  30/16   33/34   67   18/89       9/45      2   3   0

Jeff Boyer
6-3 * 220 * Jr./So.
LB

1997: Posted his first tackle of the season against Washington State ... played in nine games.

    
        G/GS    UT/AT   TT
1997    9/0      4/5     9

Ricky Boyer
5-8 * 155 * Jr./Jr.
WR

1997: Nicknamed "The Rocket"...performs as a wide receiver and a kick returner...caught his first touchdown pass of the season in ASU's 23-12 win at Miami...had two catches for 25 yards in that game...caught another touchdown in the Sun Devils' 35-7 dumping of Southern Cal...had two more catches for 36 yards and jetted 29 yards on a reverse...had three receptions for 40 yards, including a touchdown against Oregon...caught three passes for 61 yards at Washington...had a 33-yard punt return at Stanford...caught three passes for 32 yards at Cal...caught two passes for 45 yards, including a touchdown against Arizona.

         G/GS  Rec.  Yds   Avg.  TD   Lg  Att.  Yds.   Avg   TD   Lg.
1997    11/4    21   285  13.6    4   33    7    90   12.1    0   29
Career  33/8    56   670  11.9    7   53   15   157   10.4    1   33

Che' Britton
6-2 * 267 * So./So.
DL

1997: Had one tackle for a loss of one yard at Miami...had one tackle for a loss of two yards against Stanford...registered four tackles against New Mexico State...one of those tackles was for a loss of two yards...had an assist against Brigham Young...posted a solo tackle against Cal.

    
        G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/Yds  Sacks/Yds.  INT  PD  FR
1997    9/0      5/5    10    2/4        0/0       0   1   1

Chad Brown
6-2 * 185 * Jr./So.
QB

1997: Played on special teams each of the past two years ... will be the backup quarterback in the Sun Bowl.

        G/GS    Att.    Comp    Yds    Pct
1997    6/0       1        0      0   .000

Phillip Brown
6-0 * 190 * Jr./So.
CB

1997: Collected two tackles against New Mexico State...had one tackle against Washington...had two tackles against USC...had an assist against Arizona.

        
          G/GS    UT/AT   TT  PD
1997      9/0      3/3     6   1
Career   15/0      3/4     7   1

Steve Campbell
6-8 * 232 * Sr./Jr.
QB

1997: Will replace Ryan Kealy at starting quarterback in the Sun Bowl...completed three passes for 43 yards and a touchdown in ASU's 41-10 win against New Mexico State...completed an 11-yard pass against USC...had an 11-yard pass against Oregon State...completed one of two passes for 15 yards at Cal...entered the Arizona game after Kealy tore his anterior cruciate ligament...was 7-23 for 122 yards and a touchdown pass.

        
             G/GS    Att.    Comp.   Yds.    Pct.    TD  INT  Pass Eff.
1997         6/0      37       13    202    35.1      2    3     82.62
Career      12/0      61       24    315    39.3      2    3

Matt Cercone
6-5 * 250 * Jr./Jr.
TE

1997: All of his receptions this season have given the Sun Devils either a touchdown or a first down...scored ASU's lone touchdown in a 13--10 edging of Oregon State...had another catch for 11 yards...had a 14-yard touchdown reception at Washington...had a 12-yard reception against Oregon...had an 11-yard reception against USC...caught a 16-yard pass at Miami...had a four-yard reception at Cal...caught a 17-yard pass against Arizona.

        G/GS    Rec.    Yds.    Avg.    TD   Lg
1997    9/1       8      99    12.4      2   17

Joe Cesta
6-1 * 230 * Jr./Jr.
LB

1997: Playing time has increased during the course of the season...made a very athletic interception against Oregon...he jumped to deflect the pass and chased it down for the pick...broke up another pass in that game...also had a career high eight total tackles against the Ducks... had two tackles against New Mexico State...also had an assist for a loss of one yard...racked up three tackles against USC...one was for a loss of three yards...collected two tackles against Washington...had three solo tackles at Cal...made four tackles, including one for a loss of three yards against Arizona.

        
         G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/Yds Sacks/Yds.  INT  PD  FR
1997    11/0     11/13   24    3/7     0.5/3       1   1   0

J'Juan Cherry
6-0 * 205 * So./So.
CB

1997: His first interception of the year preserved ASU's 13-10 win at Oregon State...it came with only 19 seconds left in the game...also had four solo tackles and one assist against the Beavers...had three solo stops, four assists, and a pass deflection against Brigham Young...collected three tackles, including one for a loss of a yard against New Mexico State...had three solo tackles against Oregon...had two solo tackles and a pass breakup against Washington State...collected two solo tackles against Arizona.

        
          G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/YDS.    INT  PD
1997     10/1     18/7    25    1/1         1   5

Kareem Clark
5-8 * 176 * Jr./So.
CB

1997: Assisted on a tackle for a five yard loss against New Mexico State...had an assist against Oregon State...had a solo tackle against Oregon...had an assist against Stanford...had an assist against Washington State...had an assist against Arizona.

        
        G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/YDS.    PD  FF  FR
1997    8/0      8/3    11    0/0        1   1   1
Career  9/1      9/5    14    0/0        1   1   1

Malchi Crawford
6-4 * 258 * Sr./Sr.
DRE

1997: Had a tackle for a four-yard loss against New Mexico State ... recorded his only sack of the year against Stanford ... saw action in five games.

        
         G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/Yds  Sacks/Yds.  PD
1997     5/0      2/1     3    2/9        1/5      0
Career  22/5     20/14   34    8/23       4/14     1

Troy Davis
6-5 * 277 * Sr./Jr.
LT

1997: Started the first three games of the season at right tackle...switched to left tackle and backed up Marvel Smith...graded 69 percent in 65 plays against New Mexico State...graded 86 percent in 34 plays against Miami...graded 66 percent in 30 plays against BYU...graded 79 percent in 18 plays against Washington...graded 96 percent in six plays against USC...graded 77 percent in nine plays against Stanford...graded 89 percent in 38 plays against Washington State...also had 26 finishes against the Cougars...graded 80 percent in 10 plays against Cal.

Marlon Farlow
5-10 * 199 * Sr./Jr.
TB

1997: Only ASU running back to have three carries of over 50 yards this season...led the Sun Devils' 259-yard rushing attack versus Stanford with 129 yards on 13 carries...his 60-yard touchdown scamper in the fourth quarter was the longest run of the day for the Sun Devils...eased the Sun Devils' loss of J.R. Redmond, whom did not travel to Stanford because of a hip injury...the week prior to his career day against the Cardinal, Farlow led the Sun Devils' 236-yard rushing performance against USC with 98 yards on just nine carries...his day was highlighted by a 63-yard run, the longest for ASU in that game...averaged over 14 yards per carry in a 85-yard performance against Oregon...fifty-four of those yards came on a fourth quarter scamper, setting up his one yard touchdown...took 14 carries for 66 yards at Oregon State...returned a kickoff for 47 yards against at Cal

        
         G/GS    Att.    Yds.    Avg.    TD   Lg. KR  Yds.    Avg.    TD   Lg.
1997    11/0      57     458     7.9      2   63  12  279    23.3      0   47
Career  31/0     190    1007     5.3      6   63  24  503    20.9      0   47

Derrick Ford
6-1 * 240 * Sr./Jr.
RE

1997: Sacked Ryan Leaf for a nine-yard loss with 2:32 remaining in the fourth quarter against Washington State...the sack caused Leaf to fumble, which Ford recovered in the end-zone to give ASU a 44-25 lead..racked up his first sack of the season against Brigham Young for a loss of nine yards...also had a tackle for a loss of two yards...had a solo tackle against Washington...had two solo stops, including one for a loss of seven yards against Stanford...had an assist against Oregon State...collected two assists against New Mexico State...played behind Hamilton Mee.

        
         G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/YDS.    Sacks/Yds.  FF  FR  TD
1997     9/1      6/3     9    5/33          3/24     0   1   1
Career  21/1     11/6    17    8/49          6/40     1   2   2

Brian Forth
6-0 * 181 * So./Fr.
WR

1997: Caught his only pass of the season, a 15-yard reception, against USC.

        G/GS    Rec.    Yds.    Avg.    TD  Lg
1997    9/0       1      15    15.0      0  15

Mitchell Freedman
6-0 * 192 * Sr./Jr.
FS

1997: Made All-Pac-10 first team defense this season...did everything he could to stop Washington State's quest to go undefeated in the Sun Devils 44-31 victory at sold-out Sun Devil Stadium..."Fright Night" forced one fumble and caught an interception...while he didn't force the fumble, he created one on a blitz where Freedman sacked Ryan Leaf...Hamilton Mee recovered the fumble for a dramatic 69-yard touchdown...collected a career high 15 total tackles at Washington...set the tone for ASU's 35-7 crushing of USC by picking a John Fox pass on the game's first drive...the interception set up a 34-yard field goal by Robert Nycz...also sacked Fox for a seven-yard loss...had seven total tackles against the Trojans...his second interception of the year ended the first half against Stanford...also had two assists...had four total tackles against Miami...collected eight total tackles against Brigham Young...had six solo tackles and a pass breakup at Cal...one of his six tackles was a hit of richter-scale nature on Golden Bear receiver Bobby Shaw...had an interception, a pass breakup and five total tackles against Arizona.

        
         G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/Yds.    Sacks/Yds.  INT   PD  FF
1997    10/10    25/33   58    3/18          2/16      4    4  *2
Career  30/28   110/81  191    5/23          2/16      5   13   9

Glen Gable
6-5 * 290 * Sr./Sr.
RG/RT

1997: Played in all 11 games for ASU ... was a vital element in ASU's running game that lead the Pac-10 in rushing with 193.8 yards a game ... had a 90 percent grade against Oregon, posting 37 finishes ... recorded an 86 percent grade against Washington, Stanford and California ... had only one assignment error in the three games combined.

Courtney Jackson
6-0 * 186 * Jr./So.
CB

1997: Honorable mention All-Pac-10. . . had one pass deflection as the starting right cornerback in ASU's 41-10 rout of New Mexico State. . . had six tackles and one interception in ASU's upset win in Miami. . . assisted on two tackles in loss to BYU. . . broke up one pass in 13-10 win over Oregon State. . . assisted on one tackle and broke up one pass in ASU's 26-14 loss to Washington. . . had one tackle and assisted on another in ASU's trouncing of USC in Tempe. . . had two tackles and broke up one pass in 31-14 win at Stanford. . . broke up two passes and added four tackles in win over Washington State. . . contributed one tackle and broke up one pass in ASU's 28-21 win over California in Berkeley. . . had three tackles and one assist, including one tackle for a three-yard loss in win over Oregon. . . had one assist, three tackles and broke up two passes in ASU's 28-16 loss to Arizona.

         G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/YDS.  INT   PD  FR  TD
1997    11/11    21/6    27    1/3       1   11   0   0
Career  22/13    36/11   47    1/3       2   13   1   1

Lenzie Jackson
6-0 * 191 * Jr./Jr.
WR

1997: Honorable mention All-Pac-10. . . starting at wide receiver all season, his 53 catches tied the sixth-highest single-season mark in ASU history, making him the ninth receiver to catch 50 or more passes in a season. . . caught six passes for 68 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter, in ASU's season-opening win over New Mexico State. . . caught four passes for a team-leading 70 yards in ASU's win over Miami. . . hauled in a 40-yard bomb midway through the fourth quarter in ASU's 23-12 win in Miami. . . led team with 64 yards receiving on four catches in loss to BYU. . . led team with six catches for 74 yards in win over Oregon State. . . caught three passes for 44 yards in loss to Washington. . . led team with seven receptions for a career-high 132 yards -- also an individual game high this season -- in ASU's 35-7 win over USC. . . hauled in a 26-yard touchdown bomb in the early stages of the fourth quarter to cap the win. . . proving to be a leader, he again led the team with four catches for 82 yards in win over Stanford. . . recorded a career-best nine catches -- another individual game high this season -- for 89 yards and two touchdowns -- yet another individual game high this season -- in ASU's 44-31 win over Washington State. . . the first score came just under seven minutes into the first quarter when he hooked up with Ryan Kealy for 13 yards and a touchdown. . . the second touchdown came in the middle of the second quarter when he caught up with a 24-yard toss in the endzone. . . hauled in two passes for 15 yards in ASU's 28-21 win over Cal in Berkeley. . . led team with five catches for 79 yards and one touchdown in ASU's 52-31 win over Oregon. . . scored on a 20-yard reception at the beginning of the fourth quarter, giving ASU a 38-17 lead. . . caught five passes for 65 yards in ASU's 28-16 loss to Arizona. . . also gained four yards on one rush and tallied one tackle following an interception in the fourth quarter.

             G/GS    Rec.    YDS.    AVG.    TD   Lg  
1997        11/11     53     733    13.8      5   46
Career      32/22     95    1275    13.4      9   52

Brian Jennings
6-4 * 235 * Jr./So.
TE/LSNAP

1997: Was the team's long snapper ... played in 10 of 11 games ... graded out 100 percent in ASU's 52-31 win over Oregon ... posted a 91 percent grade in ASU's opening win against New Mexico State ... also added depth to ASU's tight end corp.

Jeff Johannesen
6-4 * 294 * Jr./So.
OL

1997: Saw limited action (three plays) in ASU's season-opening win over New Mexico State... served as ASU's snapper all season.

Larry Johnson
6-1 * 230 * Sr./Jr.
OLB

1997: Had two tackles and assisted on another in win over Miami. . . assisted on five tackles, including one for a one-yard loss in defeat to BYU. . . had one tackle and broke up one pass in ASU's 13-10 win over Oregon State. . . compiled a total of six tackles, including one sack for a 10-yard loss and one assist in ASU's 26-14 loss in Washington. . . also intercepted a Brock Huard pass in the second quarter. . . assisted on two tackles, including a sack for an 11-yard loss in the 35-7 blow-out of USC. . . had one tackle and a fumble recovery in win at Stanford. . . assisted on three tackles in 44-31 win over Washington State. . . intercepted one pass and tallied three tackles in win over Cal in Berkeley. . . had two tackles and three assists, including half a sack for a 6-yard loss in ASU's 52-31 win over Oregon. . . had two tackles and eight assists, including a half a sack for a three-yard loss and one tackle for a one-yard loss in defeat to Arizona. . . also broke up a Ortege Jenkins' pass in the first quarter of play.

         G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/YDS.    Sacks/Yds.  INT  PD  FR
1997    10/6     16/23   39    8/33          3/30      2   2   1       
Career  32/6     44/38   82   13/54          5/49      2   3   1   

Ryan Kealy
6-2 * 196 * So./Fr.
QB

1997: First-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News. . . earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors for game against USC on Oct. 11. . . named ASU's Freshman of the Year and the offense's mos improved player ... named Pac-10 Player of the Week for the second time this season for win over Washington State on Nov. 1. . . broke ASU freshman records for completions, attempts, yards and touchdowns ... his season was among the most prolific in Pac-10 history for a freshman QB, registering the third-highest yardage total, fourth-most TD passes and third-most completions of any Pac-10 freshman signal caller ... after being named the starting quarterback out of Camp Tontozona, the freshman completed 11 of 19 passes for 107 yards and one touchdown in his first collegiate start against New Mexico State. . . hit Kenny Mitchell for 23 yards on the first play of ASU's opening drive. . . connected with Lenzie Jackson for an 11-yard gain later in the first quarter. . . hit high school teammate Tariq McDonald with a four-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter before being replaced by Steve Campbell in lieu of the 41-10 rout of New Mexico State. . . completed 18 of 26 passes for 239 yards and one touchdown in ASU's win over Miami. . . hooked up with Ricky Boyer for a 17-yard touchdown toss in the third quarter of ASU's 23-12 win in Miami. . . threw for 153 yards on 12 of 29 passing in loss to BYU. . . completed 14 of 24 passes for 194 yards and one touchdown in ASU's 13-10 win over Oregon State. . . intercepted once and sacked four times, he could muster only one touchdown strike early in the first quarter when he connected with Matt Cercone on a 14-yard pass. . . continuing troubles against Washington -- he was sacked nine times and had two passes broken up -- but still managed to complete 6 of 14 pass attempts for 74 yards and one touchdown in ASU's 26-14 loss on the road. . . his lone touchdown toss came early in the third quarter when Matt Cercone caught a 14-yard pass. . . broke out of his slump with 21 of 34 passing for 281 yards and three touchdowns in win over USC earning him Pac-10 Player of the Week honors. . . the 281 yards were an individual game high this season. . . connected with Ricky Boyer for and eight-yard touchdown toss near the end of the first quarter. . . hooked up with Kendrick Bates and Lenzie Jackson for 27- and 26-yard touchdown tosses, respectively, in the second half. . . threw for 195 yards on 14 of 36 passing in ASU's 31-14 win at Stanford. . . the 36 pass attempts were another individual game high this season. . . despite being intercepted once and sacked twice, he managed to connect with Lenzie Jackson on a 46-yard bomb in the third quarter. . . spreading the ball around to nine different receivers, he calmly guided the Sun Devils over undefeated Washington State. . . completed 23 of 36 passes for 245 yards and four touchdowns versus Washington State, once again earning Pac-10 Player of the Week honors to become the first freshman QB since Todd Marinovich in 1989 to be given the honor twice in one season . . . the 23 pass completions set an individual game high this season. . . the 36 pass attempts tied an individual game high set against Stanford earlier this season. . . trailing 25-24 with 13:18 remaining in the fourth quarter, he drove the Devils 80 yards on seven plays and scored with a five-yard touchdown pass to Tariq McDonald to re-capture the lead for good. . . his four touchdowns were another individual game high this season. . . connected on 14 of 23 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns in win over the California Golden Bears. . . the first touchdown came on a 67-yard bomb to Creig Spann with 5:55 remaining in the second quarter. . . the 67-yard touchdown was the longest passing play of the season. . . a 28-yard toss to J.R. Redmond on the right side resulted in the second touchdown with 4:40 left in the third quarter. . . completed 17 of 30 passes for 218 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in ASU's 52-31 win over Oregon. . . added five yards rushing on two carries. . . hooked up with Ricky Boyer on a 14-yard pass with 9:43 remaining in the second quarter for the first touchdown. . . the second score came in the beginning of the fourth quarter, hitting Lenzie Jackson on a 20-yard scoring play. . . threw for 48 yards before suffering a torn ACL in his right knee during the second quarter of ASU's 28-16 loss to Arizona. . . completed 5 of 10 pass attempts and rushed twice for one yard in the losing effort.

         G/GS   Att.   Comp.    Yds.   Pct.   TDs  INTs    Pass Eff.
1997    11/11   297     162    2137   54.5     15     7      126.94

Randy Leaphart
6-3 * 289 * Sr./Jr.
C

1997: Played all but three snaps against New Mexico State. . . played entire game in win over Miami. . . also recovered a fumble for a two-yard gain against Miami. . . received a 79 percent grade in ASU's 13-10 win over Oregon State. . . played in 10 snaps and received an 83 percent grade in win over Stanford.

Victor Leyva
6-4 * 287 * So./Fr.
OG

1997: First-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News. . . started at right guard in win over New Mexico State. . . received a 79 percent grade while in on 50 plays from scrimmage. . . received an 87 percent grade in shared duty with Mike Barnes against Miami. . . played in 39 snaps in ASU's 13-10 loss to BYU. . . started and played all 80 snaps against Oregon State. . . earned an 81 percent grade while committing only one assignment error. . . continued his strong play of late, received an 87 percent grade in ASU's 26-14 loss to Washington. . . played 62 snaps against USC while earning an 82 percent grade. . . added another 82 percent grade while in on 25 snaps in win over Stanford. . . played 72 snaps in ASU's 44-31 win over Washington State while earning a 78 percent grade for the contest. . . tallied an 89 percent grade while in on 56 plays against California. . . received a 77 percent grade playing 62 snaps in ASU's 52-31 win over Oregon.

Michael Martin
6-2 * 215 * Sr./Sr.
TB

1997: Honorable mention All-Pac-10. . . voted co-captain of team. . . coming back from a season-ending neck injury suffered against UCLA last year, he gained 64 yards on 15 carries in the 41-10 trouncing of New Mexico State. . . averaged 4.3 yards per carry. . . scored on a one-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. . . carried the ball 26 times for 103 yards in ASU's win in Miami. . . averaged four yards per carry. . . added one reception for a 16-yard gain in the second quarter. . . gained 43 yards on 16 carries in loss to BYU. . . scored on a one-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. . . rushed 14 times for 66 yards and a 4.7 yards-per-carry average in ASU's 13-10 win at Oregon State. . . averaged 5.3 yards per carry in loss to Washington. . . carried the ball four times for 21 yards. . . gained 56 yards on 12 carries in ASU's 35-7 rout of USC. . . had his best game of the season scoring one touchdown in win over Stanford. . . rushed 23 times for 124 yards and a 5.4 yards-per-carry average. . . scored on an 11-yard run in the first quarter, capping an 82-yard drive. . . also hauled in 18-yard pass from Ryan Kealy in the second quarter. . . gained 111 yards on 20 carries for a 5.6 yards-per-carry average in the upset win over Washington State. . . rumbled 14 yards on three carries in win over Cal at Berkeley. . . tallied a team-high 158 yards and two touchdowns -- an individual game high this season -- on 16 carries in ASU's 52-31 win over Oregon. . . scored on a one-yard rumble with :39 left in the first half. . . the second score came on an 83-yard explosion midway through the third quarter. . . led team with 102 yards on 12 carries for an 8.5 yards-per-carry average in ASU's 28-16 loss to Arizona. . . raced 35 yards in the second quarter for the longest rush of the game.

         G/GS    Att.    Yds.    Avg.    TD   Lg  Rec.    Yds.    Avg.    TD   Lg
1997    11/10    161     862     5.4      5   83    6      50     8.3      0   18
Career  31/19    395    1905     4.8     11   83   26     225     8.7      1   35

Tariq McDonald
6-1 * 182 * So./Fr.
WR

1997: Compiled three catches for 23 yards in ASU's win over New Mexico State. . . caught a four-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Kealy in the third quarter. . . added an 11-yard reception in the second quarter to begin a 13-play scoring drive for a touchdown. . . caught one pass for five yards and a touchdown in win over Washington State. . . the fourth quarter score gave the Devils the lead, which they never surrendered. . . caught one pass for five yards in ASU's 28-16 loss to Arizona at Sun Devil Stadium.

         G/GS    Rec.    Yds.    Avg.    TD   Lg  
1997    11/0       5      33     6.6      2   11

Hamilton Mee
6-3 * 238 * Sr./Sr.
DL

1997: Honorable mention All-Pac-10. . . Named the most improved defensive player for the Sun Devils a defensive starter, he recorded one sack for seven yards in win against New Mexico State. . . tallied three tackles and assisted on another in loss to Washington. . . had two tackles and two assists in win over USC. . . had one tackle for a three-yard loss and one assist in ASU's 31-14 win at Stanford. . . recorded four tackles, including three sacks -- an individual game high this season -- for a total loss of 25 yards in win over Washington State. . . added a 69-yard fumble recovery and return for a touchdown--the first score of his career. . . had four tackles and one assist, including a sack for an eight-yard-loss and another tackle for a one-yard-loss in ASU's 28-21 win over California. . . contributed two assists, including half a sack for a six-yard loss and broke up one Akili Smith pass in ASU's 52-31 win over Oregon. . . had one tackle and three assists, including one sack for a five-yard loss in defeat to Arizona.

         G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/YDS.    Sacks/Yds.  INT  PD  FR
1997    10/10    16/10   26    9/55        6.5/51      1   1   1
Career  21/10    20/13   33   10/61        7.5/57      1   1   1

Kenny Mitchell
6-3 * 205 * Jr./Jr.
WR

1997: Caught one pass for 23 yards in win against New Mexico State. . . led team with four catches for 70 yards in ASU's 23-12 win in Miami. . . caught three passes for 39 yards in ASU's 13-10 loss to BYU. . . returned one kickoff for five yards in loss to Washington. . . also added two receptions for 20 yards in the 26-14 defeat to the Huskies. . . caught one pass for a 10-yard gain in win over USC. . . caught four passes for 62 yards in ASU's 31-14 win at Stanford. . . hauled in five passes for 85 yards and a touchdown in ASU's 44-31 win over Washington State. . . the touchdown came in the beginning of the second quarter on an eight-yard pass from Ryan Kealy that capped a 67-yard, eight-play drive. . . caught four passes for 80 yards in ASU's 28-21 win over Cal in Berkeley. . . caught one pass for five yards in ASU's 52-31 trouncing of Oregon. . . tallied three catches for 38 yards in ASU's 28-16 loss to Arizona in Tempe. . . caught a 21-yard pass from Ryan Kealy during ASU's opening drive.

         G/GS  Rec.  Yds.   Avg.  TD   Lg  
1997    11/9    29   429   14.8    1   40
Career  30/13   52   788   15.2    4   40

Jeff Paulk
6-1 * 238 * Sr./Jr.
FB

1997: Seeing some action for the first time this season, gained 10 yards on five carries in the 23-12 win over Miami. . . rushed once for no gain in loss to BYU. . . carried the ball five times for five yards in ASU's 13-10 win over Oregon State. . . rushed three times for five yards in loss to Washington. . . gained seven yards on two carries in the 35-7 trouncing of USC. . . carried five times for 11 yards and two touchdowns -- an individual game high this season -- in win over Stanford. . . rumbled two yards for his first score in the second quarter. . . added another two-yard scoring surge at the start of the fourth quarter. . . carried the ball three times for four yards in ASU's 44-31 win over Washington State. . . gained eight yards on three carries for 2.7 yards-per-carry average in ASU's 28-21 win over Cal in Berkeley. . . ran for a season-high 23 yards on six carries and added a touchdown in ASU's Homecoming win against Oregon. . . the lone touchdown came in the fourth quarter on a two-yard jolt into the endzone. . . gained seven yards on two carries for a 3.5 yards-per-carry average in ASU's 28-16 loss to Arizona.

         G/GS    Att.    Yds.    Avg.    TD   Lg   Rec.    Yds.    Avg.    TD  Lg
1997    10/8      35      80     2.3      3    8     1       2       2      0   2
Career  32/12     81     346     4.3      4   52     1       2       2      0   2

Kaleb Ramsey
6-3 * 288 * So./Fr.
RG

1997: Played in first game with ASU in the Sun Devils' season-opening victory over New Mexico State.

Korey Ramsey
6-3 * 271 * So./Fr.
LG

1997: Saw first action as a Sun Devil in ASU's upset of 23rd-ranked Stanford ... graded out at 92 percent with no assignment errors ... played seven snaps.

Christon Rance
6-2 * 200 * So./Fr.
DB

1997: Saw action in 10 games ... played in first ASU game in the Sun Devils' rout of New Mexico State ... had one tackle and one assist ... the assist was a combined effort to stop an NMSU one-yard run ... posted one tackle against BYU in ASU's second home game ... forced USC's punt returner to fumble on the way to ASU's 35-7 victory ... had one tackle at Oregon State in ASU's first Pac-10 win of the season.

         G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/YDS.  INT  PD  FF
1997    10/0      3/4     7    0/0       0   0   1

Darrin Ransom
6-0 * 218 * So./Fr.
FB

1997: Saw first action as a Sun Devil in ASU's first game of the season ... started at fullback in place of Jeff Paulk ... was also his first start ... had two carries for 14 yards ... also scored his first career touchdown on an 11-yard run.

         G/GS  Att.  Yds.   Avg.  TD   Lg
1997     2/1     2    14    7.0    1   11
Career   2/1     2    14    7.0    1   11

Jamel Ready
5-10 * 185 * Jr./So.
DRT

1997: Played in first game with ASU in the Sun Devils' season-opening victory over New Mexico State ... played in six games.

Ryan Reilly
6-2 * 270 * Jr./So.
DRT

1997: Posted two tackles and five assists in ASU's 41-10 win over New Mexico State ... one of the assists was a combined effort to stop Denvis Manns at the line of scrimmage early in the fourth quarter ... stopped another NMSU player at the line of scrimmage late in the fourth quarter ... had two assists in the Sun Devils' rout of USC ... posted one assist in ASU's victory over 10th-ranked and undefeated Washington State ... had one assist in the Sun Devils' 52-31 rout of Oregon ... had one assist against Arizona ... also forced Trung Canidate to fumble the ball late in the second quarter ... the fumble was recovered by Damien Richardson at the Arizona 31 ... saw action in nine games.

         G/GS  UT/AT    TT  TFL/YDS.  Sacks/Yds.  INT  PD  FF
1997    10/0    2/10    12    0/0         0/0       0   0   1
Career  13/0    2/11    13    0/0         0/0       0   0   1

Paul Reynolds
6-1 * 235 * Sr./Sr.
OLB

1997: Had two tackles and four assists in the Sun Devils' season-opening victory over New Mexico State ... also combined with Stephen Trejo to tackle Denvis Manns for a one-yard loss ... two of his tackles stopped NMSU players after one-yard runs ... posted three assists in ASU's upset of 13th-ranked Miami ... had two tackles and a game-high nine assists against BYU ... also had two tackles for a loss of 16 yards ... the nine assists was a career high and the 11 total tackles surpassed his previous career high of three ... also had two sacks a 16-yard loss and deflected a Kevin Feterik pass attempt ... the two sacks were his first in an ASU game ... had a game-high nine solo tackles in the Sun Devils' 13-10 defeat of Oregon State ... the nine solo tackles surpassed his previous career high of three ... had two tackles and three assists at Washington ... two of those halted Washington's offense after one-yard runs ... posted four tackles and seven assists to tie his career-high total tackles in a game (11) in ASU's rout of USC ... had two tackles, three assists and one tackle for a three-yard loss in ASU's upset of 23rd-ranked Stanford ... posted three solo tackles in the Sun Devils' 28-21 victory over California ... had three solo tackles, three assists and one tackle for a one-yard loss in ASU's 52-31 rout of Oregon ... stopped one of Oregon's runs at the line of scrimmage ... started every game.

         G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/YDS.    Sacks/Yds.  INT  PD  FF
1997    11/11    26/33   59    7/24          2/16      0   1   0
Career  21/11    37/37   74   10/27          2/16      0   2   0

Zack Romero
6-4 * 236 * Sr./Sr.
TE

1997: All Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... honorable mention All Pac-10 selection ... saw action in eight games ... surpassed his previous career-high 15-yard reception in ASU's rout of USC ... caught a 17-yard pass on second and four at the USC 12 to set up the Sun Devils' first score of the game ... started in place of Kendrick Bates in ASU's upset of 23rd-ranked Stanford ... caught the first completed pass of the game for two yards in the Sun Devils' victory over 10th-ranked and undefeated Washington State.

         G/GS  Rec.  Yds.   Avg.  TD   Lg  
1997     5/1     2    19    9.5    0   17
Career  34/5     6    55    9.2    1   17

Thomas Schmidt
6-6 * 266 * Jr./So.
ORT

1997: Saw action in the Sun Devils' upset of 23rd-ranked Stanford ... also played in ASU's 44-31 defeat of Washington State ... contributed on ASU special teams' plays ... saw action in three games.

Jason Simmons
5-10 * 190 * Sr./Sr.
CB

1997: Earned all Pac-10 recognition for the second straight season ... second-team All Pac-10 selection ... chosen as one of five co-captains for 1997 ... had two tackles and one assist in ASU's rout of New Mexico State ... also had one interception and three pass deflections ... posted three tackles and one assist in the Sun Devils' upset of 13th-ranked Miami ... also had one tackle for a three-yard loss ... had one tackle in ASU's 35-7 victory over USC ... held wide receiver R. Jay Soward to just two catches for 19 yards ... had one tackle and one assist at Washington ... allowed split end Jerome Pathon to catch only three passes ... had six tackles in the Sun Devils' upset of 23rd-ranked Stanford ... posted eight solo tackles in ASU's defeat of 10th-ranked and undefeated Washington State ... also broke up two Ryan Leaf pass attempts ... had five solo tackles in the Sun Devils' 28-21 defeat of California ... also had an interception to stop California's second drive of the second quarter ... broke up one Justin Vedder pass attempt ... posted four solo tackles, two assists and one tackle for a two-yard loss in the Sun Devils' 52-31 rout of Oregon ... the tackle for loss tied his career high of one in a game ... also deflected one of Akili Smith's pass attempts ... had three solo tackles against Arizona ... also intercepted one of Ortege Jenkins' passes early in the third quarter ... started all but one game ... a should injury kept him sidelined at Oregon State.

         G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/YDS. INT   PD  FR
1997    10/10    36/5    41   2/5       3   10   0
Career  42/32   134/32  166   3/6       6   31   2

Thomas Simmons
5-11 * 193 * Sr./Sr.
FS

1997: Posted two assists in ASU's 41-10 defeat of New Mexico State ... had one tackle in the Sun Devils' upset of 13th-ranked Miami ... posted one tackle in ASU's rout of USC ... had two tackles in the Sun Devils' 35-7 victory over Stanford ... had one tackle in ASU's defeat of 10th-ranked and undefeated Washington State ... deflected one of Akili Smith's pass attempts in the first quarter of the Sun Devils' 52-31 rout of Oregon ... contributed on ASU special teams' plays ... played in nine games.

          G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/YDS. INT  PD  FR
1997      9/0      5/2     7    0/0      0   1   0
Career   41/5     46/29   75    1/1      1   6   1

Andre Smith
5-10 * 180 * Jr./So.
WR-DB

1997: Saw first action as a Sun Devil against BYU ... had one tackle and one assist ... primarily used in special teams' plays ... has practiced at both wide receiver and defensive back ... played in eight games.

        G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/YDS.    INT  PD  FR
1997    8/0      1/1     2    0/0         0   0   1

Marvel Smith
6-6 * 315 * So./Fr.
OL

1997: Played in first game with ASU in the Sun Devils' season-opening victory over New Mexico State ... had his first start at Washington ... graded out at 87 percent in ASU's rout of USC ... played all 74 snaps and had 57 finishes ... graded out at 87 percent with no assignment errors in the Sun Devils' upset-victory at Stanford ... played all 76 snaps and had 53 finishes ... graded out at 93 percent with only one assignment error in ASU's 44-31 defeat of Washington State ... played 41 snaps and had 34 finishes ... graded out at 93 percent in the Sun Devils' 52-31 rout of Oregon ... played all 74 snaps and had 58 finishes ... posted one solo tackle against Arizona ... played in 10 games and started in seven.

Terrelle Smith
6-3 * 238 * So./So.
RE

1997: Played in his first game as a Sun Devil in ASU's season-opening victory over New Mexico State ... saw action in three games this season.

Creig Spann
6-0 * 184 * Sr./Sr.
WR

1997: Caught one pass for eight yards in the Sun Devils' rout of New Mexico State ... had two catches for 17 yards in ASU's upset of 13th-ranked Miami ... caught a career-high 11-yard pass in ASU's 13-10 win at Oregon State ... had three catches for 105 yards ... scored a 67-yard touchdown in the first quarter for his first career touchdown ... the 67-yard reception was an individual game high, which also surpassed his career high set earlier in the game ... was his first game with 100 yards ... had three catches for 32 yards in the Sun Devils' 52-31 rout of Oregon ... has the highest average yards per catch on the team with 15.3 ... saw action in all 11 games.

         G/GS    Rec.    Yds.    Avg.    TD   Lg  
1997    11/0      11     168    15.3      1   67
Career  13/0      14     181    12.9      1   67

Jeremy Staat
6-6 * 288 * Sr./Sr.
DRT

1997: Named to the Football Writers Association of America 1997 All-America first team ... a second-team AP and Sporting News All-American ... was the only junior-college transfer named to the team ... won the Morris Trophy in '97 which is presented to the top defensive lineman in the Pacific-10 Conference as voted by the league's offensive linemen ... became ASU's first defensive linemen to win the honor and only third player ever (previous winners were offensive linemen Randall McDaniel and Danny Villa) ... second-team All Pac-10 selection ... leads the team with 20 tackles for loss (87 yards) ... also leads the team with nine and a half sacks for a total loss of 63 yards ... he was only one and a half sacks behind the top five Arizona State regular-season leaders ... posted two solo tackles, four assists and one tackle for a one-yard loss in the Sun Devils' 41-10 win over New Mexico State ... one of the assists was a combined effort to halt the NMSU offense at the line of scrimmage ... had three tackles and three assists in ASU's upset of 13th-ranked Miami ... also had two tackles for a loss of 21 yards ... also had three sacks for a 21-yard loss ... the three sacks were his first career sacks and his highest in a single game ... surpassed two of his career highs with eight assists and 11 total tackles against BYU ... also had one pass deflection ... combined with Albrey Battle to wrap up BYU's quarterback and force a loss of four yards ... had four tackles and one assist in the Sun Devils' 13-10 defeat of Oregon State ... also had two tackles for a seven-yard loss ... the four tackles was a career high ... also blocked a Cortez field-goal attempt in the fourth quarter ... posted three tackles and one assist at Washington ... had three total tackles in ASU's rout of USC ... posted four tackles for a loss of 28 yards in ASU's upset of 23rd-ranked Stanford ... the four tackles for loss topped his previous career high of one tackle for loss in a single game ... also had two sacks for 22 yards ... had two solo tackles, four assists and one tackle for a two-yard loss in the Sun Devils' defeat of 10th-ranked and undefeated Washington State ... one of the assists was a combined effort to stop Ryan Leaf at the line of scrimmage ... also stopped two of Michael Blacks' rushes at the line of scrimmage ... combined with Vince Amey to sack Leaf for a two-yard loss ... also had one pass deflection ... posted eight solo tackles in the Sun Devils' 28-21 victory over California ... also had three tackles for a 10-yard loss ... sacked Justin Vedder three times for a total loss of 10 yards ... the three sacks tied his individual game high set at Miami ... posted two assists in the Sun Devils' 52-31 rout of Oregon ... posted two solo tackles, seven assisted tackles and five tackles for a 13-yard loss against Arizona ... also combined with Larry Johnson to sack Ortege Jenkins for a three-yard loss ... started every game.

         G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/YDS.    Sacks/Yds.  INT  PD  FR
1997    11/11    31/31   62   20/87        9.5/63      0   2   0
Career  22/11    39/45   84   22/90        9.5/63      0   2   0

Craig Sweasy
6-5 * 276 * So./Fr.
OL

1997: Saw first action as a Sun Devil in ASU's season-opening victory over New Mexico State.

Kevin Tommasini
6-0 * 216 * Sr./Jr.
FB

1997: Had one tackle against BYU ... contributed to ASU special teams' plays ... posted one solo tackle in the Sun Devils' 52-31 rout of Oregon ... the tackle stopped a Pat Johnson kickoff return inside the Oregon 20 ... saw action in nine games.

         G/GS    Att.    Yds.    Avg.    TD  Lg  UT/AT   TT
1997     9/0       0       0       0      0   0   2/0     2
Career  20/0       5      21     4.2      0   7   2/0     2

Stephen Trejo
6-3 * 235 * So./Fr.
ILB

1997: Saw first action as a Sun Devil in ASU's rout of New Mexico State ... was also his first ASU start ... had one solo tackle, four assists and one tackle for a one-yard loss ... also had one pass deflection ... returned an interception for five yards ... stopped two NMSU runs at the line of scrimmage ... posted three tackles and one assist in ASU's upset of 13th-ranked Miami ... forced BYU's quarterback to the sideline at the line of scrimmage ... also had one fumble recovery ... posted two tackles in the Sun Devils' 13-10 defeat of Oregon State ... had two assists at Washington ... posted two total tackles in the Sun Devils' 35-7 victory over USC ... recovered a fumble in ASU's upset-victory of 23rd-ranked Stanford ... the ball had been dropped after a snap late in the fourth quarter and Trejo recovered it at the Stanford 41 ... had one tackle and one assist in the Sun Devils' defeat of 10th-ranked and undefeated Washington State ... had one solo tackle in ASU's 52-31 rout of Oregon ... played in 10 games ... started in five.

         G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/YDS. INT  FR  
1997    10/5     12/10   22   1/1       1   2   
Career  10/5     12/10   22   1/1       1   2   

Ken Westerhaus
6-5 * 294 * Jr./So.
LG

1997: Saw first action as a Sun Devil in ASU's defeat of 10th-ranked and undefeated Washington State.

Marcus Williams
6-1 * 220 * Sr./SR.
P-K

1997: First-team All Pac-10 selection ... his 43.6 yard average was the best by a Sun Devil since 1984 ... ranked 21st in the nation and third in the Pac-10 in punting average ... ASU's 40.6 net punting average was 8th in the nation and best in the Pac-10 ... also ASU's kickoff man, he booted 30 touchdbacks on 64 kickoffs as opponents started at an average of the 21.6 yard line ... had seven punts for an average of 41.9 yards in the Sun Devils' season-opening victory over New Mexico State ... one was downed inside the New Mexico State 20 ... punted three times for a total of 113 yards in ASU's upset of 13th-ranked Miami ... had nine punts for an average of 43.2 yards against BYU ... two were downed inside the BYU 20 ... hit a 54-yarder in the second quarter ... the nine punts was an individual game high ... had seven punts for 299 yards in ASU's 13-10 defeat of Oregon State ... hit a career-high 62-yard punt at the end of the first quarter ... posted a 41.2 average on six punts at Washington ... topped his career high with a 63-yard punt in the beginning of the first quarter ... three were downed inside the Washington 20, which surpassed his career high of two ... one of those was downed at the Washington one-yard line ... booted six punts for a 45.5-yard average in the Sun Devils' 35-7 rout of USC ... also had a booming 74-yard kickoff in the second quarter ... had another 74-yard kickoff in the fourth ... also had one tackle late in the fourth to stop USC's kickoff returner at his own 37 yard line ... punted seven times for an average of 43 yards in ASU's upset of 23rd-ranked Stanford ... had four kickoffs reach the endzone ... had seven punts for a 53.6-yard average in the Sun Devils' 44-31 victory over Washington State ... broke Jim McCann's 1969 record of seven punts for a 50.4 average ... the 53.6 punting average was also an individual game high ... surpassed his career high with a 66-yard punt... five of his kickoffs went out of the endzone ... also had one tackle in the first quarter to stop Washington State's kickoff returner at his own 19 yardline ... punted seven times for a total of 303 yards (43.3 average) in ASU's 28-21 win over California ... one was downed inside the California 20 ... punted twice for a 45.5 average in the Sun Devils' 52-31 rout of Oregon ... did not have any kickoffs less than 65 yards ... had six punts for a 43.2-yard average against Arizona ... took every kickoff and punt.

         G/GS    P   Yds.    Avg.    Lg  TB  Inside 20   UT  AT  TT
1997    11/11   68  2965    43.6     66   4      19       2   0   2
Career  34/30   78  3366    43.2     66   4      24       3   0   3

Quincy Yancy
6-8 * 240 * So./Fr.
RE

1997: Saw first action as a Sun Devil in ASU's rout of New Mexico State ... posted one tackle at Washington ... also had one tackle in the Sun Devils' 35-7 defeat of USC ... posted one assist in ASU's upset of 23rd-ranked Stanford ... had one tackle and one assist in the Sun Devils' 44-31 win over Washington State ... had one assist in ASU's 28-21 defeat of California ... had one tackle and one assist in the Sun Devils' 52-31 rout of Oregon ... one of the assists was a combined effort to stop an Oregon run at the line of scrimmage ... saw action in all 11 games.

         G/GS    UT/AT   TT      
1997    11/0      4/5     9       

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