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stanford CARDINAL
STEWART MANDEL
August 22, 2012
All good things must come to an end, but with its star QB gone to the NFL, the program is taking the ball and running with it
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August 22, 2012

Stanford Cardinal

All good things must come to an end, but with its star QB gone to the NFL, the program is taking the ball and running with it

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TELLING NUMBER

30 CAREER TDS FROM SCRIMMAGE BY STEPFAN TAYLOR, TYING FOR FIRST AMONG PAC-12 RETURNEES AND FIFTH IN THE FBS.

KEY RETURNEES

DE BEN GARDNER JUNIOR

The Mequon, Wis., native made second-team All-Pac-12 last year with 4½ sacks and 10 tackles for loss. His pressure off the edge helped Stanford total 39 sacks, second in the conference, and rank in the top 10 nationally in third-down conversion defense.

LB SHAYNE SKOV SENIOR

The Cardinal missed its fiery defensive leader—with his Mohawk and heavy eye black—after he tore his ACL and MCL in 2011's third game. Skov, an all-conference honorable mention in 2010 when he notched 84 tackles, excels as an inside linebacker in a 3--4 defense.

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