2013 College Football Early Preview
OFFENSE: Stepfan Taylor-RB, Drew Terrell-WR, Jamal-Rashad Patterson-WR, Sam Schwartzstein-C, Levine Toilolo-TE (NFL), Zach Ertz-TE (NFL)
DEFENSE: Terrence Stephens-DT, Chase Thomas-OLB, Alex Debniak-OLB, Daniel Zychlinski-P
TE Zach Ertz
- declared for NFL -
Offensive Line / Defensive Line

\Stanford is now becoming a staple in most Top Ten polls primarily due in part to a formula that the SEC kings have been using for years...being strong up front. Recruiting offensive linemen has become a priority and the results/NFL rosters do all the talking. This was also the nation's No. 3 ranked run defense in 2012. Anderson and Gardner provide a pair of returning All-Conference bookends.

Running Back

When running with the football is a priority it's hard to dismiss the worth of departed four year running back stalwart Stepfan Taylor who is also the school's all-time leading rusher. QB Kevin Hogan is the team's returning leading rusher despite only starting in four games.

DB Ed Reynolds
* DEPTH CHARTS were only designed as a simplistic gauge for listing players that departed and players that received the most playing experience (consistent starters). recognizes the importance of missing personnel data not listed such as redshirts, transfers, injuries, incoming recruits, back ups and alternates. Their coverage will begin with our full 2013 Preseason Preview due out this coming spring.
STANFORD 2013 DEPTH CHART (updated Jan. 7)
Returning Starters/
Key Players
QB Kevin Hogan-So Josh Nunes-Sr
FB Ryan Hewitt-Sr Lee Ward-Jr
RB Anthony Wilkerson-Sr Remound Wright-So / Ricky Seale-Jr
WR Kelsey Young-So Kodi Whitfield-So
WR Ty Montgomery-Jr ..
TE .. ..
OT David Yankey-Sr ..
OG Khalil Wilkes-Sr Dillon Bonnell-So
C .. ..
OG Kevin Danser-Sr Joshua Garnett-So
OT Cameron Fleming-Jr Kyle Murphy-So
K Jordan Williamson-Jr ..
STANFORD 2013 DEPTH CHART (updated Jan. 7)
Returning Starters/
Key Players
DE Henry Anderson-Jr Josh Mauro-Sr
DT David Parry-Jr ..
DE Ben Gardner-Sr ..
OLB Trent Murphy-Sr Kevin Anderson-So
ILB A.J. Tarpley-Jr James Vaughters-Jr
ILB Shayne Skov-Sr Jarek Lancaster-Sr
OLB .. ..
CB Terrence Brown-Sr Wayne Lyons-Jr
CB Alex Carter-So Barry Browning-Sr
SS Jordan Richards-Jr Zach Hoffpauir-So
FS Ed Reynolds-Jr Devon Carrington-Sr
NB Usua Amanam-Sr Ronnie Harris-So
P Ben Ryhne-Jr ..


  • There is not a better set of tight ends in the country. Seniors Zach Ertz and Levine Toilolo are heads above everyone else, period. Both are NFL ready.
  • Stanford's identity is the power running game. The options at ball carrier will be big 6'1 senior Anthony Wilkerson - a former Orange County Register's Running Back of the Decade out of high school, top Indiana recruit Remound Wright or Ricky Seale who holds the all-time CIF-San Diego Section career high school rushing record with 6,694 yards.
  • The last two coaching staffs have been masters at recruiting offensive linemen. Last year a multitude of four and five star blockers signed to play for Stanford. These coaches understand the basics of what wins championships. This is the main reason Stanford has a shot at all the marbles in 2013.
  • Young quarterback Kevin Hogan really came up big down the stretch of 2012. His versatility and mobility give the Cardinal dimensions it did not have without him. He can run the option effectively, and he can roll out to either side and throw accurately.
  • Stanford desperately needs a deep threat throwing the ball. Hogan is a short passer and defenses will be geared to stuff the box.
  • The Cardinal will continue to be outstanding against the run holding players like Oregon's Barner and UCLA's Franklin to 66 and 65 yards respectively during their 2012 regular season encounters.
  • Ho Ho Ho. Stanford led the nation in sacks. Five of the top six pass rushers responsible for producing those numbers are all back including the Big Ho's Gardner, Anderson and Murphy.
  • The pass defense continues to be a sore spot. However this secondary with six returning starters in their base nickel package are more talented and faster than in the past. Ed Reynolds is a difference maker returning three of his six interceptions for touchdowns this past season.



Sept. 14 - at Army
TBA San Jose State
TBA Arizona State
TBA California
TBA Oregon
TBA Washington
TBA at Oregon State
TBA at Southern California
TBA at Utah
TBA at Washington State
Nov. 30 - Notre Dame