In his first season as a starter, Quinn quietly helped pave the way for an explosive offense, earning All-Pac-12 honorable mention. He and his fellow linemates, three of whom saw significant action for the first time last year, should be stronger in 2012.
S MARQUIS FLOWERS JUNIOR
Flowers took over the free safety spot last season and finished fourth on the team in tackles (68). He has the size (6' 3", 221 pounds) and speed to chase down any ball in the secondary.
RB-KR KA'DEEM CAREY SOPHOMORE
Hometown kid is now the go-to back
Carey shone in his limited role last season, averaging 5.6 yards per carry at home and leading the Wildcats with six rushing TDs as a true freshman. He added 203 yards and two scores as a receiver and should prove productive in 2012 as Rodriguez's primary backfield weapon. Carey will also be important for field position after leading the team with 549 kick return yards last year.