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Players on the Rise: the Frosh

Tight end James Dray

Following our popular survey on the most improved veterans during Stanford's fall camp, we now offer seven true and redshirt freshmen who made big leaps in August. Not included are Ekom Udofia or Clinton Snyder - they established themselves in the spring. Not included are famous frosh Toby Gerhart and Richard Sherman. Read on for our comments plus those of Cardinal coaches on the surging septet.

Sione Fua Freshman - nose tackle The most certain of all the true freshmen to play in the season opener at Oregon.  Fua has the physical maturity, the size and the athletic ability.  He does not yet have all the moves of a Pac-10 defensive lineman - the savvy and tricks of the trade are accumulated over time.  But he is clearly the Cardinal's best backup to starter Ekom Udofia, and... Recommended Stories

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