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Traverso's Time

Tight end Matt Traverso

A big part of spring football is finding the "next guy" to fill the big shoes left behind by graduated seniors. No shoes are bigger than those vacated by NFL-bound Alex Smith, but there is a hungry cast of tight ends ready to take on that mammoth task. Leading the way is <b>Matt Traverso</b>, who has his body and mind ready to step up in Walt Harris' offense.

There is tremendous excitement surrounding the offensive prospects for Stanford Football in 2005, and rightfully so.  The Cardinal were an offense primarily led by underclassmen in 2004, including a host of sophomores on the offensive line, at wide receiver and at quarterback.  Of the 121 starts by the offense last fall, 104 were made by non-graduating players.  Stanford brings back its top... Recommended Stories

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