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Pivotal Players
Tim Layden
August 31, 1998
Fourth-year junior quarterback Tom Brady has thrown just 20 passes in his college career and has never taken a snap with a game in doubt. Waiting in the wings is freshman football-baseball phenom Drew Henson....
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August 31, 1998

Pivotal Players

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Fourth-year junior quarterback Tom Brady has thrown just 20 passes in his college career and has never taken a snap with a game in doubt. Waiting in the wings is freshman football-baseball phenom Drew Henson....

The Wolverines are always deep at running back, but the outside-inside combination of bruising 229-pound sophomore Anthony Thomas (529 yards last year) and senior Clarence Williams, who rushed for 778 yards as a sophomore but slipped to 264 last season while missing parts of four games with a hamstring injury, must help ease Brady's load and not force the Wolverines to play undersized (185-pound) freshman Justin Fargas too much too soon....

The leader in the secondary will be fifth-year senior Marcus Ray, an all-conference selection by the coaches and media last season....

Sophomore corners William Peterson and James Whitley will have to develop quickly into solid cover men; both played in every game last year, but neither intercepted a pass.

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