The only Bruin to return an interception for a TD last year also led the team in tackles (81). The UCLA captain missed part of spring practice with a concussion but remains in place to lead a defense that should be one of the Bruins' bright spots.
LT XAVIER SU'A-FILO SOPHOMORE
Back from a two-year Mormon mission, the 295-pounder had to hustle to get in shape for Jim Mora's snappy no-huddle offense. The former Parade All-America started all 13 games in 2009 and will now resume his protection of the blind side.
RG JEFF BACA SENIOR
With 33 career starts at guard and tackle, plus springtime reps at center (a position at which UCLA has struggled), Baca possesses versatility that is vital in an overhaul year when new schemes require flexibility.
FS TEVIN MCDONALD SOPHOMORE