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Deone Bucannon heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Cardinals' picks: Round 1/27 - Deone Bucannon, S, 6-1, 211, Washington State...The Cardinals traded down seven spots in the first and drafted the safety they say they targeted all along. Bucannon adds size and youth to a position where it was badly needed. He's a big hitter, although there are questions about his coverage abilities. The Cardinals think he will help defend tight ends, a weakness in 2013. - The Sports Xchange
Reid Forrest heading into rSr season: 2010: Became WSU's all-time leader in punts (264) and punt yardage (11,267) earlier this season ranks second-time in career punting average (42.7). Forrest is also the active career FBS leader in punts and punt yardage. This season Forrest is averaging a career-best 45.7 yards per punt and ranks fourth in the Pacific-10 Conference and 12th nationally. He has connected for 17 punts of 50-plus yards and four punts of 60 yards or more, including a career-best of 84 yards last week against California. It marked the second-longest punt in WSU history and tied for the fourth-longest by a Pac-10 player. Forrest's net punting average of 40.7 yards per punt is more than four yards better than any of his previous three seasons...2009: Named honorable mention All-Pacific-10 Conference...earned a varsity letter after starting each of WSU's 12 games...punted 86 times, the second-highest single-season total in school history...his 3,718 punt yards are a WSU single-season record...averaged 43.2 yards per punt, ranking tied for eighth on the Cougars' all-time single-season list...the average ranked 21st-nationally and third in the Pac-10...2008: Earned a varsity letter after playing in 12 games...missed opener while recover from broken ankle...season totals included 77 punts for 3,174 yards, a 41.2 average...his punt yardage was fifth all-time for a single season while his 77 punts were fourth on WSU's single-season list...2007: Earned a varsity letter after playing in 10 of WSU's 12 games...started the final eight games of the season...punted 46 times for 1,863 yards...average of 40.5 on the season with a net average of 37.9...had four punts of 50-plus yards and 12 punts downed inside the 20 on the season...2006: Redshirted.
Zach Williams heading into rSr season: 2010: Williams started all 12 games for the Cougars in 2010 and earned the Mike Utley Award at the end of the year, given to WSU's top offensive lineman...2009: Earned a varsity letter after appearing in eight games, seven of which in a starting role at left guard...started WSU's first two games, then missed four weeks with a high ankle sprain...returned to action against California and made four-straight starts...came off the bench against Oregon State when Reed Lesuma started Senior Night, but started the season finale against Washington...2008: Redshirted...Junior College: Glendale College 2007: Selected to WSC First Team...named CCCFCA Region All-State First Team and honorable mention JC Gridwire All-America at center...also garnered CCCFCA Region III All-America honors...team offensive MVP and team lineman of the year...Glendale College 2006: Named to the All-Western States Conference Second Team.
Kenny Alfred heading into rSr season: 2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2008: Earned a varsity letter after starting at center all 13 games…garnered All-Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention honors and was also named to the Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team for the third consecutive season…received the Mike Utley Award (Offensive Lineman of the Year) at WSU's annual awards banquet. 2007: Earned a varsity letter after starting at center in 11 of the Cougars' 12 games in 2007…missed UCLA game…received the team's weekly Hammer Award following performance against San Diego State…also received team's weekly Offensive Line Award following performances against Wisconsin and Arizona State…member of an offensive line that helped team finish second in the conference and 28th in the country in total offense (435.25 yards per game)…helped WSU passing attack lead the conference and finish eighth in the nation at 319.58 passing yards per game…WSU finished third in the conference in sacks allowed (1.83 per game)…named All-Pacific-10 Conference Academic honorable mention. 2006: Games 12…Starts 8…All-Pacific-10 Conference academic honorable mention…The Sporting News Pac-10 All-Freshman team…Scout.com freshman All-America second team…received the following single-game team awards: Offensive Line/USC; Most action came at center, but also played at guard early in the season; Made first career start at left guard against Stanford, then moved to center as the starter in replacement of the injured Josh Duin;…for the rest of the season continued to be the starter after Duin returned to action. 2005: Redshirt season. Personal: Father, David, played football at Western Washington University, while brother, Matt, played at Eastern Washington.
Brandon Gibson heading into Sr season: 2007: 11 GP; 11 GS; Rec: 67-1180-17.6-9; KR: 2-32-16-0; 1 Sol-2 TT, 0.5 TFL; First team All-Pac 10...2006: 12 GP; 9 GS; Rec: 49-731-14.9-4; KR: 2-41-20.5-0; V-letter…Games 12…Starts 9…All-Pacific-10 Conference academic honorable mention…received the following single-game team awards: WSU's Pac-10 nomination on offense for play against California…Special Teams: Kickoff Return, Punt Return; Ended the season with 49 receptions for a team-leading 731 yards...second on the team in receptions...also second with four touchdown receptions; Ranked sixth in the Pac-10, averaging 60.9 receiving yards per game; Took over a starting roll after Chris Jordan suffered a severe knee injury and stayed in that role for the final nine games...2005: 10 GP; 5 GS; Rec: 9-172-19.1-2; KR: 10-186-18.6-0; V-Letter…Games - 10…Starts - 5…earned the following weekly team awards: Pac-10 Special Teams POW nominee - Oregon State. Special Teams: KO Returns; Worked his way into the starting lineup against Stanford and started five straight before a right hip sprain sidelined him against Oregon...uncle Vaughn Williams played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts.
Devin Frischknecht heading into Sr season: 2007: 12 GP; 0 GS; Rec: 16-165-10.3-3; 1 Sol-2 TT...JC: Played at Snow College. SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Team finished the year 11-1, capping the season with a 26-21 win over Coffeyville in the Top of The Mountains Bowl...captured Western State Football League title and finished second in the nation in final ranking...named Offensive MVP of Top of the Mountains Bowl after catching nine-yard TD pass on game-winning drive...finished season with 54 receptions for 763 yards and nine touchdowns...he had more catches than any tight end in junior college and was the eighth leading receiver overall...earned honorable mention All-America honors by JC Grid-Wire....transferred to WSU after fall semester...FRESHMAN (2005-06): Coached by Steve Coburn at the Ephraim, Utah, school...wide receiver and special teams...caught two passes for 48 yards and one touchdown...played behind a veteran group of sophomore receivers, so much of his playing time was on special teams....team was 10-2 and ranked eighth nationally.
*Marquess Wilson heading into Jr season: A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 7/236 - Marquess Wilson, WR, 6-3, 194, Washington State...Had a year of eligibility remaining. Has major character concerns. Was suspended from team last season after nine games and then quit. Was not allowed back on campus for Pro Day. Still led the team in receiving with 52 catches for 813 yards (15.6-yard average). In 2011, as a sophomore, set school records with 83 receptions and 1,388 yards, averaging 16.9 yards per catch and scoring 12 touchdowns. Has average speed but good agility. Despite a lack of strength (just seven reps of 225 on the bench), will catch over the middle. - The Sports Xchange
Andy Mattingly heading into Sr season: 2007: 12 GP; 6 GS; 43 Sol-91 TT, 11 TFL, 8 SK, 1 INT, 4 PBU, 3 QBH, 1 FR, 4 FF; Honorable Mention All--Pac 10...2006: 11 GP; 0 GS; 3 Sol-10 TT, 1 FR; V-letter...Games 11...Starts 0...suffered a concussion against USC and missed the Oregon State game...played on several special team units.
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