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Brian Johnson, 6-1, 200, Sr.

Corbin Louks, 6-0, 195, Soph.

IT'S TIME: After an injury-plagued career since stepping in for Alex Smith, Johnson is due for a big year — if he can stay healthy.


Darrell Mack, 6-0, 220, Sr.

Matt Asiata, 5-11, 230, Jr.

Eddie Wide, 5-10, 200, Soph.

Ray Stowers, 6-0, 222, Sr.

IT'S TIME: For a 1-2 punch. Mack and Asiata have the ability to clock the opposition, much like Marty Johnson and Quinton Ganther did in 2004.


Brad Clifford, 6-4, 250, Soph.

Colt Sampson, 6-4, 250, Sr.

IT'S TIME: Perhaps this position will find its way back into the Utah playbook. Then again, perhaps it won't.


Bradon Godfrey, 6-3, 197, Sr.

Freddie Brown, 6-4, 215, Sr.

David Reed, 6-0, 184, Jr.

Elijah Wesson, 5-11, 175, Jr.

Jereme Brooks, 5-7, 170, Soph.

Brent Casteel, 5-10, 198, Sr.

IT'S TIME: Speedy bunch should keep things interesting. Casteel and Reed have big-time play abilities.


LT: Zane Beadles, 6-4, 305, Jr.

LG: Corey Seiuli, 6-3, 315, Sr.

LG: Caleb Schlauderaff, 6-4, 305, Soph.

C: Zane Taylor, 6-2, 305, Soph.

RG: Robert Conley, 6-1, 310, Sr.

RT: Dustin Hensel, 6-7, 307, Sr.

IT'S TIME: Four starters return, giving the Utes plenty of experience. Only time will tell, however, if Taylor can blend in with the veterans.



Koa Misi, 6-3, 263, Jr.

Paul Kruger, 6-5, 265, Soph.

IT'S TIME: Defensive coordinator Gary Andersen says these two are among the best in the country. How long will it take the nation to notice?


Greg Newman, 6-4, 260, Sr.

Kenape Eliapo, 6-0, 303, Jr.

Lei Talamaivao, 6-2, 285, Soph.

Aaron Tonga, 6-2, 292, Sr.

IT'S TIME: As usual, the Utes have reloaded up front. They plan to use a four-man rotation to keep those in the trenches fresh.


Stevenson Sylvester, 6-2, 224, Jr.

Mike Wright, 6-2, 230, Jr.

Nai Fotu, 6-0, 235, Soph.

Kepa Gaison, 5-10, 230, Jr.

Lisi Leota, 6-1, 235, Jr.

Chaz Walker, 5-11, 220, Fr.

IT'S TIME: Sylvester has come of age as a junior. He's not only a team captain, but the most experienced linebacker as well.


Brice McCain, 5-9, 182, Sr.

Sean Smith, 6-3, 214, Jr.

R.J. Stanford, 5-11, 180, Jr.

Justin Jones, 5-9, 180. Jr.

Brandon Burton, 6-0, 180, Fr.

Damilyn Tanner, 5-10, 175, Jr.

IT'S TIME: McCain and Smith are ready for primetime. They give the Utes good athleticism and speed, two things that are continually improving at Utah.


Robert Johnson, 6-2, 195, Jr.

Joe Dale, 5-11, 197, Jr.

Deshawn Richard, 6-0, 195, Sr.

R.J. Rice, 5-8, 185, Sr.

IT'S TIME: Considered one of the most competitive positions in camp. Johnson and Dale stepped forward to earn the starting spots.

Special teams


Louie Sakoda, 5-9, 178, Sr.

Ben Vroman, 6-0, 198, Jr.

IT'S TIME: Sakoda is on track to repeat as an All-American. He'll handle the primary punting and kicking duties. Vroman will take care of the kickoffs.


Brent Casteel, 5-10, 198, Sr.

Jereme Brooks, 5-7, 170, Soph.

Elijah Wesson, 5-11, 175, Jr.

David Reed, 6-0, 1844, Jr.

IT'S TIME: Get a stop watch. The Utes have an abundance of quickness to return kicks. It's a sign of the team's ever-increasing athleticism.