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