Devils Digest's 2013 Post-Season Awards

Best quoted player. Best player to exemplify "All In." Best player to exemplify "Left Lane Hammer Down." Members of our Devils Digest staff voted on some unique categories, as well as more traditional ones as we bring you our selections for ASU's 2013 Post-Season Awards.

Joe Healey

Offensive MVP

Tie – QB Taylor Kelly and RB Marion Grice

This one is a tough call because both players shined while both players either struggled (Kelly) or missed action (Grice) through a few games this season.

Though Kelly ended the year on a rough note, his collective effort and high points of the season were remarkable as he had several games where he was completely on target and masterfully operated ASU's offense to final totals of 3,635 passing yards with 28 touchdowns and 608 net rushing yards with nine scores.

Grice, on the other hand, topped national scoring charts the majority of the season before his season-ending injury suffered at UCLA and in total he rushed for 996 yards, caught passes adding up to 436 receiving yards and scored 20 total touchdowns.

Both players had instances where their playmaking skills helped drive ASU to victory and the Devils' 10-win season certainly was heavily influenced by the contributions of both Kelly and Grice. Also, each player's success can be realistically considered a function of the other's; Kelly benefitted hugely from Grice as he provided him a passing target and a potent runner to open holes in the pass game, while Grice was targeted often by Kelly and Kelly's ability to draw attention as a runner and a passer opened holes for Grice to attack.

Defensive MVP

LB Chris Young

Crazy as it may seem to argue with regional and national voters who selected Will Sutton as the Pac-12 Conference Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year, Morris Trophy winner and an All-America honoree, Young was an incredible driving force from his linebacker position all season long and had a knack for making massive plays frequently and when needed most.

After a solid junior season that followed his transfer from Arizona Western College, Young moved from the Spur linebacker position inside to the Will spot in place of departed senior Brandon Magee, ASU's heart-and-soul in 2012.

The Sun Devil defense didn't miss a beat with the replacement and in fact, Young's productivity generally mirrored that of Magee from 2012 as Young totaled 112 tackles to Magee's 113 the previous season and both earned Second-Team All-Pac-12 honors as seniors.

Young was not only highly reliable sideline to sideline but attacking the backfield as well as his 17.5 tackles-for-loss ranked second on the team behind Carl Bradford and placed Young within the nation's top-30 in the category.

Team MVP

RB Marion Grice

At the end of the regular season this award likely would have gone to Taylor Kelly as ASU's dominant win over Arizona showed that the Sun Devils could win – and win big – even without Grice on the field.

However, ASU's two postseason games lacked a certain offensive fluidity that Grice provides, so his absence this year showed nearly as much as his presence.

In Grice, ASU had a player as well-rounded and reliable as any back in the nation and also one that had a nose for the end zone that manifested major dividends for the Sun Devils the past two seasons.

Best Newcomer

WR Jaelen Strong

The most definite "no-brainer" of these awards, Strong's impact during his first year in Tempe rivals that of any rookie campaign in Sun Devil history.

Strong came to Tempe surrounded by lofty expectations and crazy as it may seem retrospectively, he certainly exceeded even the highest praise he received before he first set foot on Frank Kush Field.

From the season's first game, Strong asserted himself as the absolute total package at wide receiver and a purebred playmaker with the uncanny ability to snatch difficult passes in traffic and he quickly became a favorite target of QB Taylor Kelly.

If not for a nagging midseason injury, Strong had the momentum to push for single-season ASU receiving records, but despite not reaching that level he did become only the second Sun Devil in the past eight seasons to surpass 1,000 receiving yards and took home Second-Team All-Pac-12 recognition.

Strong will return for his junior season and with the early departures of the likes of Oregon State's Brandin Cooks, Colorado's Paul Richardson and USC's Marqise Lee, the Philadelphia native is primed to be publicized as the league's premier pass-catcher in 2014.

Breakout Player

Chris Young

ASU only lost three defensive starters entering 2013, but great concern existed due to the question mark surrounding how the void left by Brandon Magee's departure would be filled. In preseason camp, the linebacker spots were a veritable game of musical chairs with multiple players rotating among the four positions.

As the season transpired, not only did Young add stability to the group but he became a dynamic, attacking leader and a player that was counted on to make crucial plays in crunch time.

Young's performance is collectively so impressive because, by his own admission as well as his coaches, Young hit a "wall" during his junior season after a strong start and his productivity dipped over the later stages of the 2012 campaign. The 2013 season saw no such "wall" for Young as he was consistently ASU's leading tackler and one of the team's most active overall players.

Most surprising player

DB Robert Nelson

With starter Deveron Carr departing from the 2012 lineup, the first-string spot at cornerback opposite reliable veteran Osahon Irabor was up for grabs among a handful of candidates, but Nelson was not only able to claim the first-team role but also become an opportunistic playmaker as a senior.

The former Louisiana-Monroe transfer emerged from a sub-package defender as a junior to a First-Team All-Pac-12 member his senior season, tying for the conference lead with six interceptions. Nelson's inclusion on the all-league first-team is no small accomplishment at Arizona State, as he is only the third Sun Devil cornerback since Craig Newsome in 1993 (joining Courtney Jackson in 1999 and Omar Bolden in 2010) to earn First-Team All-Pac-10/12 recognition. Though he had imperfections in coverage over the course of the year, Nelson was a regular in the starting lineup and showed a knack for big plays, specifically in wins over Utah and Oregon State.

In all, Nelson created a mark as a bit of a ball hawk in his two years on the field for the Devils, hauling in nine interceptions in 27 career games at ASU.

Most disappointing player

DL Marcus Hardison

Hardison came to ASU as one of the most heralded members of its 2013 signing class and was expected to be an instant impact defensive contributor from the junior college ranks. Unfortunately, Hardison's transition was much slower than expected and his contributions were limited for roughly the first half of the season. Though it's not wildly uncommon for junior college transfers to struggle in their first year at the FBS level, much more was expected of him than the five tackles and one sack that came from his first year at ASU.

Hardison undoubtedly will be one of the most closely monitored defenders this spring as his improvement is vital to the replenishment of the Sun Devil defensive line and the defense as a whole.

Best player to exemplify "All In"

DL Gannon Conway

Everyone loves a "Rags-to-Riches" story of a walk-on becoming a key contributor and Conway's senior season was just that as he capped off his Sun Devil career in impressive fashion.

A local product from Gilbert's Higley High School, Conway came to ASU in 2010 as a walk-on after previously playing for nearby Mesa Community College. Despite his non-scholarship status, Conway earned playing time in each of his three seasons with the Sun Devils and his role grew substantially each year. Conway first appeared in six games as a redshirt sophomore under Dennis Erickson in 2011 and posted four total tackles before registering nine total stops in 10 appearances in 2012.

In spring drills prior to the 2013 season, Conway surprisingly captured a first-team spot and performed admirably, though the general thought was that he would ultimately be of the James Morrison variety as another name on the list of players who fill a role in the spring but are pushed out of the rotation in the fall.

Thanks to his diligence, determination and overall improvement, Conway never released his grasp on a key role on the Devil defensive line and he ended the season with 38 tackles including 7.0 for loss with 3.5 sacks, ranking third among ASU defensive linemen behind Davon Coleman and Will Sutton in all three categories.

Conway wasn't just a "feel good" story in Tempe as he was acknowledged by the league as an Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 member following his steady senior season.

Best player to exemplify "Left Lane Hammer Down"

"Left Lane Hammer Down": RB D.J. Foster

My reigning "Left Lane Hammer Down" champion from 2012, Foster successfully defended his title this season after his versatility enabled him to be one of ASU's most reliable skill players all year and most especially the final three games of the season after Marion Grice's injury.

After collecting 1,026 all-purpose yards with six scores as a true freshman in 2012, Foster suffered no sort of sophomore slump as he submitted yet another four-digit yardage campaign with 1,170 all-purpose yards with 10 combined touchdowns.

Over the course of the season, the Scottsdale native showed amazing burst and diverse skills as he was one of ASU's most dynamic receivers and seamlessly took over for Grice at running back and showed the explosive talents that made him a legendary back during his days at Saguaro High School.

Best assistant coach

Mike Norvell

There were some bumps in the road early in the season, but once ASU's offense gained traction the Sun Devils were absolutely off to the races. Fifty point games became the norm, Taylor Kelly was flowing, Marion Grice was in the end zone so much he started receiving mail there and Jaelen Strong was on a record-setting tear at wide receiver. Chris Coyle was his reliable self, the "D" in D.J. Foster stood for "dynamic" and players like Kevin Ozier and De'Marieya Nelson contributed as well.

Over the course of the season, ASU boat raced multiple teams with quick TKO's against conference foes like Colorado, Washington, Washington State and Arizona and the Devils ranked highly on a national scale in multiple offensive categories all year.

On a positional level, Norvell's tutoring of QB Taylor Kelly yielded a noticeable improvement from the previous season as Kelly gained increased understanding of his role in the offense and played with greater confidence and effectiveness through the majority of the 2013 season.

Norvell's game-planning worked wonders much more often than not, and though he has suffered some criticism in times that ASU stumbles offensively, his accomplishments in Tempe are obvious and also not without recognition as he recently was awarded a raise and new title to ensure he'll continue to orchestrate the Sun Devil offense.

Play of the Year

Chris Young's Late-Game Sack at UCLA

Located at college football's most legendary stadium in a game that could enable ASU to claim the Pac-12 South title, tension was high as the Sun Devils battled host UCLA in a game that saw the Bruins erase a 35-13 halftime deficit to a one-score fourth quarter competition.

As the fourth quarter wore on and with the Sun Devils potentially losing their grip on what earlier in the game seemed like a sure division championship, UCLA marched from its own 17 yard line down do the Sun Devil seven-yard line trailing by less than a touchdown at 38-33.

After a Bruin time out, on third and six with less than five minutes remaining and UCLA apparently well on its way to break the hearts of Sun Devil fans for the third year in a row Brett Hundley dropped back to pass and was sacked by ASU's Chris Young for a 13-yard loss back to the Arizona State 20.

As crucial as it was for Young to force UCLA to a field goal attempt that would preserve the Sun Devil lead, momentum swung sensationally ASU's way following the sack as UCLA's 37-yard field goal attempt sailed wide right, maintaining the score that would be the final outcome as the Sun Devils claimed the Pac-12 South championship at the Rose Bowl, 38-33.

Best moment of the Year

Conclusion of Arizona Game

Much, much more often than not the battle between Arizona State and Arizona for the Territorial Cup brings uncertainty, tension, unpredictability and implausible outcomes.

This year, none of these occurred as the Sun Devils rode the momentum of their division-sealing victory the previous week at UCLA to destroy the visiting Wildcats, 58-21, to maintain ownership of the Territorial Cup and earn the right to host Stanford for the league championship the following week.

This in-state rivalry rarely provides a blowout in favor of either team, so it was uncharacteristically awesome for Sun Devil fans to see the likes of R.J. Robinson killing the clock on the ground in the late stages of the game and the basic fact that ASU attempted only one pass in the last 16 minutes of game play.

With the Territorial Cup held high, a 10-win regular season in the books and the rights to play at home for a Rose Bowl appearance, all was well in Sun Devil nation when the clocks reached zero that Saturday night.

Worst moment of the Year

Kickoff Return Touchdown in Holiday Bowl

Training 27-13 to start the third quarter of the Holiday Bowl, ASU scored with ease on the opening possession of the second half, driving 79 yards in less than two minutes capped off by a 44-yard touchdown run by Taylor Kelly to bring the Sun Devils within a touchdown of Texas Tech. After ASU's quick-strike score, it seemed as though the horribly lackadaisical first half effort was remedied by halftime adjustments and the Sun Devils had built momentum to outlast the Red Raiders.

However, on the following play Texas Tech's Reginald Davis took Alex Garoutte's kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, sobering the Sun Devil faithful and regaining a two-touchdown lead for the underdog Red Raiders. That return eliminated the mojo the Devils seemed to drum up in the halftime locker room as ASU would muster only a field goal the rest of the game and suffer a severely disappointing 37-23 loss.

Best quoted player

Alden Darby

Always good for a quick line or a story-filling conversation, the energetic senior leader is one who will be dearly missed not only on the field but for the reliable fodder he routinely provided reporters.

Redshirted player you look most forward to seeing in 2013

S Marcus Ball

In fall camp, no true freshman created an impact as quickly and substantively as Ball, as the Ohio native came in and captured a first-team position from a very early point. Unfortunately, however, Ball suffered a shoulder injury in the final scrimmage at Camp Tontozona which ultimately relegated him to the sidelines for the entire season.

Ball brings an outstanding skill set to the field and figured to be the starting field safety, a role ultimately captured by Damarious Randall. With Ball's frame and versatility, many speculate if he will be eventually merged into the SPUR linebacker role which has a vacancy in the starting lineup after the departure of senior Anthony Jones. In any event, when fully healed Ball is a surefire starter and with a massive renovation required of the defensive starting lineup due to graduation he also figures to be one of the team's key impact defenders in 2014.

OL Christian Westerman surely deserves mention in this general topic as he is fully expected to start and vie for all-league honors next year as a junior, but I'll disqualify him from taking full honors in this category as he already redshirted at Auburn and saw action in the Holiday Bowl versus Texas Tech.

Describe ASU's 2013 season in 140 characters or less

10 wins, Pac-12 South champs, Territorial Cup owners. Don't forget the progress, Sun Devil nation; the present & future are bright at ASU!

Byron Kline

Offensive MVP

RB Marion Grice

For as well as Marion Grice played in 2012, he was even better in 2013. But his true effect on the Sun Devil offense probably wasn't fully realized until the final three games of the season when the senior was sidelined with a leg injury. With Grice in the lineup, Arizona State's high-octane offense averaged nearly 42 points per game, going 9-2 to capture the Sun Devils' first Pac-12 South division title. However, without the versatile running back, ASU averaged just 31.6 points per game, dropping two of its final three games to close out the year.

In only two seasons at Arizona State, Grice accounted for 39 touchdowns, including 20 in 2013, becoming just the third player in the program's history to record 20+ touchdowns in a single season and the first since Terry Battle in 1996. The dynamic running back finished the year just four rushing yards shy of 1,000 to go along with 50 receptions for an additional 438 yards. While it remains unclear who will take over at running back next season for the Sun Devils, one thing is for certain, they'll have big shoes to fill replacing Grice.

Defensive MVP

LB Chris Young

There were a lot of worthy nominees, including the two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, but ultimately Young stood out above the rest. The two-year starter recorded 112 tackles (79 solo), 17.5 tackles for a loss, and 7.5 sacks for Arizona State in 2013 while being named to the All-Pac-12 Second Team Defense. Young played at his best when the Sun Devils needed him the most, posting a career-high 14 tackles in the team's gritty win over Utah on the road late in the year and totaled 13 tackles (12 solo) and three sacks in ASU's division clinching win over UCLA at the Rose Bowl.

Young showed off his versatility by adding weight to take over for the departed Brandon Magee at the WILL linebacker position in order to help shore up the Sun Devil rush defense while also occasionally rotating back to his previous SPUR position. The Seattle native started all 14 games for ASU in 2013 and 27 during his two year stint in Tempe.

Team MVP

DT Will Sutton

While his numbers may have dipped from the previous year, Sutton was every bit as impactful for the Sun Devil in 2013. The redshirt senior tallied 48 tackles (29 solo), 13.5 tackles for a loss, four sacks and one very big interception, the first of his career, to help Arizona State hang on for a road win over Utah.

Sutton led an Arizona State defense that finished third in the Pac-12 in total defense (351.0 yards per game), was tied for second in sacks (36), and led the conference in forced turnovers (30). For his efforts, Sutton earned the Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Award for a second consecutive season, becoming just the second player in the conference's history to win the award twice. Sutton was also named to the USA Today All-American First Team for the second year in a row.

Best Newcomer

K Zane Gonzalez

How long have Sun Devils fans yearned for a consistent kicker? In 2013, the freshman from Deer Park, Texas delivered in a big way. Despite starting the season just 2-4 against Sacramento State, Gonzalez was nearly lights out the rest way, converting 25 of his 30 (83.3%) field goal attempts for the season. His 25 field goals were tops in the nation and equaled the NCAA record for field goals by a freshman, previously set by UCLA kicker Kai Forbath in 2007.

Gonzalez scored 138 points for the Sun Devils in 2013 and ranked 10th nationally in scoring amongst all position players with 9.9 points per game. His 138 points also set a school record, breaking the late Wilford "Whizzer" White's 136 mark set in 1950.

Gonzalez earned All-Pac-12 First Team Specialists honors and was named to the College Football News Second Team All-American squad. He was also twice named the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week in 2013.

Gonzalez connected on 63 of his 65 extra point attempts and at one point made 18 consecutive field goals for the Sun Devils during the season.

Breakout Player

RB D.J. Foster

Sure, Foster was a Freshman All-American in 2012, but with starting running back Marion Grice set to graduate in May, he showed that he's more than ready to handle the rock for the Sun Devils as the primary ball carrier next season.

Foster racked up 501 rushing yards and 653 receiving yards in 2013, scoring 10 total touchdowns. Starting in place of Grice against rival Arizona, he rushed for 124 yards and two scores on 23 carries. Foster also posted a career-high 132 rushing yards against Texas Tech in the National University Holiday Bowl on just 20 carries.

The only knock on Foster - and really, to no fault of his own - may be his durability. Foster battled a series of injuries throughout the season, including a sprained ankle, a knee contusion and a sprained knee. At 5'11" and 200 pounds, he may need to bulk up during the offseason if he hopes to remain in the Sun Devil backfield.

Most surprising player

S Damarious Randall

Damarious Randall, one of the prized recruits of the 2013 recruiting class from Mesa Community College, entered the season as a relative unknown. The Pensacola, Florida native suffered a groin injury during an offseason workout and was forced to miss all of fall camp.

The redshirt junior was brought along slowly, missing the season opener against Sacramento State before seeing limited action against Wisconsin in week two. But when Randall finally got back to full strength, he wasted very little time getting up to speed.

Randall recorded 17 tackles in ASU's 37-34 loss to Notre Dame in Arlington, Texas, and finished the season with 71 tackles, three interceptions and a 64 yard interception return for a touchdown against Arizona.

While many expected the Sun Devil secondary to be a position of weakness following the departures of Keelan Johnson and Deveron Carr, Randall proved that the safety position is in good hands for the immediate future for the Sun Devils.

Most disappointing player

DE Marcus Hardison

Hardison, who was ranked by ESPN as the number 5 junior college prospect coming out of Dodge City Community College last season, was expected to be an integral part of the Sun Devil defense in 2013. Instead, he was more of an observer, finishing the season with just five tackles, one tackle for a loss, and one sack.

To his benefit, Hardison showed flashes of his ability and a better work ethic as the season progressed, but he ultimately failed to live up to the hype in season one. Hardison, who will be a senior next year, will be relied upon to help anchor a defensive line that loses all three starters from this year's team. Let's all hope Hardison is up for the challenge.

Best player to exemplify "All In"

S Alden Darby

Honestly, is there even another player who could contend for this title besides Darby? Throughout his four year tenure in Tempe, Darby lined up at cornerback, safety and even outside linebacker as he developed into a defensive specialist for the Sun Devils.

As a second year starter at safety, Darby recorded 73 tackles and four interceptions in 2013. His two interception performance, including a 46 yard return for a touchdown, ultimately propelled ASU past USC, much to the delight of the Southern California native.

But Darby's greatest impact on the Sun Devils may most likely be felt Sunday-Friday where the senior has proven to be the ultimate teammate, constantly coaching up the younger players, motivating his teammates, and serving as a extended member of Todd Graham's coaching staff. One thing is for sure, when the Sun Devils return to the Kajikawa practice field for spring camp in a couple of months, it'll have a much different vibe than in years past without the outspoken Darby roaming around.

Best player to exemplify "Left Lane Hammer Down"

WR Jaelen Strong

Jaelen Strong seemingly spent the entire season cruising in the left lane, pacing a much improved Sun Devil vertical passing attack. The junior college transfer finished the year with 75 receptions for 1,122 yards and seven touchdowns.

For comparison sake, Rashad Ross was the leading wide receiver in receptions for the Sun Devils in 2012 with 38 catches. Yikes. Strong nearly doubled that output in 2013.

Strong recorded seven games with 100+ receiving yards, including career-highs for yards (168) and catches (12) against Stanford in September.

The sophomore, whose three years removed from his senior year in high school, recently announced via Twitter that he'll be returning to Arizona State in 2014, which is good news for Sun Devil fans but not so much for opposing defenses.

Best assistant coach

Assistant Head Coach (Offensive Line) Chris Thomsen

The Sun Devil offensive line took great strides in 2013, helping an Arizona State offense that averaged 39.7 points this season reach new heights. Arizona State averaged 191.4 rushing yards per game behind a front five of Evan Finkenberg, Jamil Douglas, Kody Koebensky, Vi Teofilo, and Tyler Sulka that started all 14 games for the Sun Devils.

Arizona State converted 67 of its 75 red zone opportunities thanks in large part to the strength of its offensive line. The question now, with Finkenberg and Koebensky set to graduate, is who will step up to replace their production?

Best moment of the Year

Defeating UCLA at the Rose Bowl to clinch the Pac-12 South division title.

Arizona State and UCLA have developed quite a rivalry over the last three years. The Bruins prevailed in 2011 when Alex Garoutte's late field goal attempt fell shot and stole a division-deciding victory from the Sun Devils last season when Ka'imi Fairbairn nailed a 33 yard field goal as time expired in Tempe.

The Sun Devils were determined to avoid a similar fate in 2013, jumping out to 35-13 halftime lead behind the strength of junior quarterback Taylor Kelly's impressive first half performance. But the Bruins rallied in the second half, trimming ASU's lead to five and taking possession with 3:21 to play. But the Sun Devil defense came up big, stifling Brett Hundley and the UCLA offense in the biggest moment of the game and delivering ASU its first Pac-12 South division crown.

Worst moment of the Year

Losing at home to Stanford in the Pac-12 Conference Championship Game.

It was the culmination of nearly 11 months of hard work for the Sun Devils. They had home field advantage just as they wanted. It was a chance to avenge their early season, humbling defeat to the Cardinal and get back to the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1997. Instead, it was more of the same. Tyler Gaffney raced 67 yards on the second play of the game for a quick 7-0 lead and you couldn't help but think, ‘Here we go again.‘

Unlike their first meeting, ASU managed to respond with a D.J. Foster rushing touchdown on the team's next offensive possession, but ultimately the Sun Devils just couldn't match Stanford's physicality in the trenches, falling 38-14.

Best quoted player

DE Davon Coleman

While he may not be one of the more outspoken or most often interviewed players on the team, Davon Coleman is always in a jovial mood and ready to provide an interesting sound-bite. Whether it's discussing his affinity for hot yoga, which both he and Robert Nelson regularly attend, or his shimmy-shake spin move that many Sun Devil offensive lineman agree is the most difficult to defend of all their defensive teammates, Coleman will certainly be missed by members of the media.

Redshirted player or freshman who played you look most forward to seeing in 2013

LB Viliami Latu

Latu played sparingly on special teams in 2013 for the Sun Devils but the former four-star linebacker from Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High School should see plenty of playing time in 2014. At 6'2" and 230 pounds, Latu has the size, power and speed to play the SAM or WILL positions and recently worked out at Devil backer leading up to the Holiday Bowl last month.

Latu is a physical, attacking linebacker who, pound for pound, might be the hardest hitter on the team. With starters Chris Young, Anthony Jones and possibly even Carl Bradford departing from this year's defensive line-up, Latu is primed to land a starting spot in 2014.

Describe ASU's 2013 season in 140 characters or less

Further evidence that this program is heading in the right direction but still has more work to do. Definitely need bigger recruits on both lines. CTG is the man!

Kyle Caldwell

Offensive MVP

Running Back Marion Grice There are few players in the Nation that have the chance of eclipsing 2,000 All Purpose yards during a season. Marion Grice fell just short of that during his 11 games he was active totaling 1,941 yards on the season. Clearly had he been healthy for the final three games he would have placed himself even deeper in the ASU record books. Grice was able to help the Sun Devils develop a balance on offense that I personally cannot recall since the Ryan Torain days. His ability to catch the football earned the Devils 438 yards and six scores.

What was a track to lead the country in scoring ended on a short note and it is unfortunate for all of us fans we were not able to support him on his run into the books. Looking forward to watching Grice compete at the next level where he is sure to have his opportunities in front of him.

Defensive MVP

Linebacker Chris Young The epitome of a team player- Chris Young was all of that and posted a very dominate season for the Sun Devils in 2013. His team leading 112 tackles was 40 greater than the next closest in total tackles. He finished with 7.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumbles recovered and 17.5 tackles for loss. Just pure domination and he seemingly did so quietly through the whole season.

Young was seemingly shuffled weekly from one linebacker spot to another and yet he just went to work each game and did what he was coached to do. Gotta love that type of work ethic and his style of play that embodied played every play as hard as he could. Truly great to watch Chris flourish over the last two years and this season was a major payoff for all his effort.

Team MVP

Running Back Marion Grice As mentioned above, Marion Grice earns my vote for team MVP. His season was on track to make some major national noise and if it was not for the injury in the UCLA game we would all potentially be considering Grice for the best individual season an ASU running back has ever had. The final two loses on the season is where I really see Grice as our MVP because without him, those two games were played out drastically different.

Not to take one thing away from D.J. Foster's play, yet if Grice plays in the final two games, I could really see the results playing out somewhat different as Foster was really missed at the receiver positions. Grice will undoubtedly go down as one of my favorite offensive players I have personally watched come through ASU.

Best Newcomer

Wide Receiver Jaelen Strong There was hype and then there was Jaelen Strong. Coming into the 2013 season, we knew the Sun Devils needed help at the wide receiver position and the bank was on Strong to come in early and help bolster this position group. Well, he didn't just do that. He nearly doubled the next closest receivers' yardage on the year collecting 1,122 yards and seven touchdowns. There were several new comers that jump out as candidates, yet Strong's performance this season was top notch.

Breakout Player

Linebacker Salamo Fiso

With the linebacker position a cause for concern early on in the season, there was room for someone in this group to breakout. Sure enough, the big hitting Fiso came in and took advantage of the opportunity ending the season third on the teams total tackles list with 71. I was personally surprised when I saw how well he jumped in and did and without a doubt I see him as the breakout player of the year for the Devils.

Most surprising player

Safety Damarious Randall

Damarious Randall was one of those players that had all the physical tools to succeed at this division one level, yet it remained to be seen in fall camp because of some nagging injuries. Once he took over his safety spot, there was no turning back. Randall had several jaw dropping games including the Notre Dame game where he posted 17 tackles. I was sure surprised when I saw him dominating games like this and think he has a chance to really build on these skills moving into the 2014 season.

Most disappointing player

Defensive Lineman Marcus Hardison

Not to knock on Hardison too much as he really did not play all a whole lot this season. Yet, with all the pre-season talk about how he was going to break Terrell Suggs records and be a force on the defensive line, we were all waiting in anticipation. This was not the case and it was clear there was a major learning curve throughout the year for him. Hearing the behind the scenes stories surrounding his work ethic and lack of being coachable made it a difficult season for the newcomer.

Personally, I see him as someone who can really help the Sun Devils this next season I truly hope he puts all the effort in this off season on developing his weaknesses. Hardison could be a major player for us this next year just as Coleman was this year on the defensive line.

Best player to exemplify "Left Lane Hammer Down"

Everything D.J. Foster

Line him up at wide receiver.. the hammer is down. Put him in the backfield, it's pressed even harder. Foster is another one of those players that you just love to root for. Whether he was asked to play out in the slot or come in and take over the running back position when Grice went down, this young man just wants it. Two back to back 1,000+ yard season to show for all his hard work and a junior season that is set up to be one to remember. Foster is the home town, stay true hero and we all should be lucky that he wears the maroon and gold!

Best player to exemplify "All In"

Quarterback Mike Bercovici Without a doubt, Mike Bercovici has to be one of the best character guys on this team. He has had the chances to go play elsewhere being shuffled around in the QB depth chart for the last two years, yet he has done nothing but keep his head high and his focus all in. Berco is everything you want in your quarterback position. A high football IQ player who wants to stay and compete for the job and just because he didn't earn it right away doesn't mean he is going to give up. You always see him highly involved in the community service projects around town and his energy seems contagious with how his teammates respond to him.

Had Taylor Kelly ever gone down this season, I think Mike would have come in and made us say wow. Looking forward to watching him continue to develop and hopefully earn himself a starting position in his senior season. He has earned it thus far.

Best assistant coach

Mike Norvell

When other schools start looking at your offensive coordinator as a potential head coach and he earns himself one of the highest paid assistant spots in the conference, something is going right. Coach Norvell has posted two phenomenal seasons statistically that go down in the Sun Devils offensive record books as some of the greatest. He has done a wonderful job and yet still shows room for improvement in his coaching skills which is impressive to say the least.

Play of the Year

Will Sutton's Interception versus Utah

Basically the nail in the coffin and a play that helped the Sun Devils win one of the closest and hardest fought games of the year. Sutton's play throughout that stretch of games during the season was very dominating and this play of his was one for the memory books. A defensive game that was won on a spectacular defensive play.

Best moment of the Year

Tie - Beating UCLA and winning the South Division and dominating win over Wildcats

There was probably no better stretch of ASU football for all of us fans than late November. The dramatic south winning victory against the Bruins was one of the more special nights we have all shared as a fan base. Calls, texts and tears were all shared through the Caldwell family and I can imagine the same was said for many others. This was just one of those moments where you always will know where you watched that game and who you were with. The Sun Devils were riding this amazing wave of momentum heading into the matchup and sure enough, the first half of that game was one that allowed the Sun Devils to fight their way to a win and clinch the South Division.

Much could be said about the following week right? The Wildcats were coming into Sun Devil Stadium fresh off an upset over the Ducks. However, that clearly didn't faze the Sun Devils one bit as they were in the Cats backfield all night long and the fireworks were seen from start to finish. The 58-21 victory was one of the largest margins of victory I personally can recall in my years as an ASU follower. Another night of epic joy and the cup stayed where it belongs!

Worst moment of the Year

Losing to Notre Dame in Dallas

As the season played out.. I always found myself looking back and saying.. Damn, how did ASU lose to Notre Dame?!

Well, it was a game that showed our offensive line getting dominated in nasty fashion and the defensive giving up big plays down the stretch. One heck of an exciting game if you were neutral fan that night, yet not the case for all of us diehard Sun Devils. I would truly love to hit the reverse button on that night because I firmly believe if the Devils played that game in Dallas they would win. Not gonna happen and we have to live with the outcome. This was my worst moment of the year watching our offensive lineman get dominated in this performance.

Best quoted player

Safety Alden Darby

Darby is one of those infectious characters that you just want more of. His leadership on and off the field will place him as one of our favorite Sun Devils. He was a warrior on the field and really left it out there every game with his effort. The interviews were always on point, the dancing was classic and his ability to interact with the fans both on and off the field make Alden my "best quoted player of the year".

Redshirted player you look most forward to seeing in 2013

Marcus Ball

We all wanted this to happen in 2013 and with the early shoulder injury it just wasn't mean to be. Well.. this young man has all the hype and skill set we will all be waiting for come spring football. He can play an array of positions and line up both deep and in the box. It will be very interesting how his skills mesh with the defensive game plan going forward.

Describe ASU's 2013 season in 140 characters (or a little more)

I pledged for us all to believe in the 10 win season early on in fall camp and sure enough it happened right before us. This season was by far one of my favorite memories as a Sun Devil fan and really it comes down to hard work, a smart system and believing in the product. This was all the show on display as Coach Graham proved what he has been talking about since day one. Getting all in and speaking victory... It happened friends.

ASU put themselves in a position to go to the Rose Bowl which is all you can ask for every season. Unfortunately they ran into a damn great Stanford team, yet left us all with nothing but things to be proud of moving forward. The bowl game was a complete let down and seemingly dominates the feelings surrounding a 10 win season, yet the Sun Devils should be proud of everything they accomplished. Truly looking forward to how far the curve has come heading spring football and where our program has lifted itself to. Here is to a great offseason!

Ross Dunham

Offensive MVP

RB Marion Grice

Mr. Versatile. Grice was the do it all back for the majority of the season until he suffered a leg injury in the UCLA game at the Rose Bowl this year. Before the injury, Grice was on pace to break Whizzer White's single season touchdown record at Arizona State (22), coming just short by finishing with 20. When he was on the field, Grice provided offensive coordinator Mike Norvell the opportunity for a wide variety of play calls and different ways to attack the defense from multiple angles. Grice didn't leave extra yards on the field when he had the ball in his hands. His unique ability to bounce off defenders and shake his way into more yards made him one of the most threatening offensive players in the nation. His presence in the offense will be missed in 2014, that's for sure.

Defensive MVP

LB Chris Young

There was a great deal of shifting the linebackers around in the beginning of the season for Graham to find the right combination in his defense. Chris Young broke out onto the scene in 2012 at the SPUR position, but made the shift inside in 2013 to fill Brandon Magee's absence at the WILL linebacker spot. Young made the most of the switch and ended the year first on the team in tackles, with 40 (!) more than the next guy. His lateral quickness combined with unmatched hash-to-sideline speed propelled Young to be around the ball on seemingly every play. He was hands down the most impressive defensive player on the team. It's a shame he was going up against the likes of Anthony Barr and Shane Skov for first team Pac-12 honors.

Team MVP

Tie - DT Will Sutton, S Alden Darby

From the middle of the season to the end of the year, Graham praised Sutton for his leadership and the ability to get the team going when they needed it most. Sutton's numbers in 2013 were nowhere near his 2012 campaign, yet he still had the respect of the coaches around the conference to vote for him as the defensive player of the year for the second year in a row. He fought his way through double teams, protection shifting his way, and cut blocks all year in route to another All-American season.

Darby's contribution to the program shouldn't be overlooked. While his performances on the field were far from consistent at times, Darby stayed upbeat and energized at practice, creating a contagious positive atmosphere. His willingness to stay after fall camp/bowl week practices and help the underclassmen better understand the defensive scheme will help the program heading into the future, and that makes him one of my MVPs.

Best Newcomer

WR Jaelen Strong

Right when he stepped on the field, Strong provided an immediate threat to a wide receiver corps that needed help in a bad way. His ability to brush off a defensive back draped over him to catch a back shoulder fade added a much-needed element to Norvell's passing game. Strong eclipsed 1000 yards receiving this year and tallied seven touchdowns in the process. There's no doubt that with him coming back for another year, Strong and Taylor Kelly will be one of the best duos in the nation with another offseason to recognize each other's tendencies and develop more chemistry.

Breakout Player

S Damarious Randall

With the groin injury to start the season, it took longer than expected to see Randall out playing alongside Darby in the secondary. But when he finally made his 17-tackle debut in the Notre Dame game, we saw exactly what he brings to the table. Randall was an explosive playmaker in the back end of Graham's defense, and behind Chris Young, was the soundest tackler on the defense. As the season progressed and Randall grasped the scheme more and more, he started to make more plays, an example being his pick six in the Territorial Cup against UofA. With more time to understand the defense, Randall could land national attention in 2014 for his talent at the safety position.

Most surprising player

DT Davon Coleman

A guy that most probably thought would just be a role player this year in Graham's defense, Coleman exceeded those expectations and stole the job away from Jaxon Hood in the early parts of the season. If you had said at the beginning of the year that Coleman would have more sacks than Will Sutton I'd have called you crazy, but it came to fruition. Coleman finished tied for first on the team in sacks with 8.5 and stepped up along with Gannon Conway as surprising playmakers along the defensive front four.

Most disappointing player

LB Anthony Jones

This wasn't easy for me. In such a successful season, it's tough to pick a player that truly disappointed. However, Anthony Jones seemed to be the weakest link in the defense all year long and struggled in coverage from the SPUR position. Often lined up against the slot receiver or a tight end, Jones got beat far too often and teams started to capitalize on his ability (or lack thereof) to play man coverage. His performances in the Pac-12 Championship and the Holiday Bowl weren't all that great, allowing multiple touchdowns to receivers he was covering.

It wasn't all bad for Jones, but he was a player that didn't have as good of a year as the rest of his teammates did.

Best player to exemplify "All In"

LB Carl Bradford

I couldn't write an awards article without mentioning Carl Bradford. The athletic freak gave it all he had on every down and refused to come out of the game if he was tired. While he may have butted heads with Graham on the sidelines of the Oregon State game, that shouldn't discredit his effort day in and day out. Bradford bought into the system and got significantly stronger over the summer heading into fall camp, earning praise from Strength and Conditioning coach Shawn Griswold.

His high motor and added strength made him a dominant force on the edge in 2013, finishing first on the team in tackles for loss, and tied with Davon Coleman in sacks. His decision to declare for the draft or stay for his senior season will greatly impact the Sun Devil defense in 2014.

Best player to exemplify "Left Lane Hammer Down"

CB Osahon Irabor

While most of the staff might be picking offensive players for this segment, I feel that this category can be applied to the other side of the ball as well. Irabor was the most consistent member of the secondary and seemed to always play at the highest level. With the way Graham has his corners play, on an island for the majority of a game, Irabor rarely lost a battle with a wide out. He's a physical presence on the boundary side and often providing tremendous run support that way. Not to mention his aggressiveness and ability to run the cat blitz from the boundary whenever Graham called his number (which was probably too much, but that's a different story).

Best assistant coach

Jackie Shipp, Defensive line

The rushing defense was in shambles following the 2012 season and that was one of the main keys that Graham and the coaching staff wanted to focus on heading into 2013. Bringing in Jackie Shipp from Oklahoma proved to be a smart move by Graham, as the Sun Devils jumped from the 10th place rush defense in the Pac-12 to the 4th best. While there were a couple of games where the defensive line missed assignments and lost gap control (Wisconsin, Stanford, USC), they were impressive for a majority of the season.

Play of the Year

Chris Young's sack against UCLA in the red zone

There were so many plays to consider for this that barely didn't make the cut: Anthony Jones controversially falling on the "fumble" in the Wisconsin game, Carl Bradford's pick six at the Rose Bowl, Will Sutton's interception at Utah, the list goes on and on. The play that I chose stood out for multiple reasons, but the ultimate one being that it came in a crucial moment away from Tempe when the game was on the line. The magnitude of Young's sack can't be overstated. UCLA had all of the momentum and was driving for the go ahead touchdown, giving ASU fans flashbacks of 2012 when the game in Tempe slipped through the cracks. His play led to a missed FG try and the Devils were able to make another defensive stop later in the game to seal the South crown.

Best moment of the Year

Clinching the South in Pasadena

Without a doubt, being on the field when ASU unseated UCLA as Pac-12 South champions was the best moment of the year. The atmosphere was electric and the post game celebration by the fans felt like the long-overdue celebration that they were so eagerly waiting for. When Chris Young made the final tackle to seal the victory that was the loudest I've ever heard a traveling ASU section in quite some time.

Worst moment of the Year

Both games versus Stanford

The Sun Devils got dominated in both meetings against the Cardinal. While the team did record 10 wins in the season, the games against Stanford were reminders that ASU isn't quite ready to match up against the big boys just yet. Where the Sun Devils have the skill players to match the top competition, they lack the meat on the line of scrimmage to win the battle in the trenches. It was evident in the both the Wisconsin and the Notre Dame games. However, with a couple of solid recruiting classes shaping up, the type of talent along the LOS could shift ASU in the right direction.

Best quoted player

TE Chris Coyle

While he may not have always provided the most entertaining answers, Chris Coyle always stuck around for interviews no matter how many would ask for his time. He was always cordial, and embodied the leadership that you'd expect out of a senior.

Redshirted player you look most forward to seeing in 2013

S Marcus Ball

With the tutelage of Alden Darby, Ball was picking up the defense fast in fall camp and looked like a sure bet to be the starting field safety for the season opener against Sacramento State. But during the team scrimmage up at Camp Tontozona, Ball injured his shoulder and the coaching staff thought it wise to redshirt him for the year.

Looking ahead to next year, Ball will have the shot to start as a redshirt freshman in a defense that will be losing eight (possibly nine) starters. He certainly looks the part of a playmaker, and I can't wait to see if he actually is one.

Describe ASU's 2013 season in 140 characters or less

A 10-win season that ended in disappointment, but the sleeping giant looks as though it might be starting to wake up.

Hod Rabino

Offensive MVP

RB Marion Grice

I will try to be different than my esteemed staff with some of my other picks, but can't get too crazy with this category. When you have an offense that scored a shade under 40 points a game and its mantra is "High Octane" you would think that it is its passing game that has led the way. But as we said all season long, when the Sun Devils attempted 45 passes or more they often lost or just barely won (see Wisconsin). So having a balanced offense is what always has and maybe always will get this offense clicking on all cylinders, and simply put the running game's success for the most part hinged on Marion Grice's production.

The fact that he was so versatile and had 1,941 all-purpose yards to show for it was just the icing on the cake. Easily one of the best running backs to ever set foot in Tempe and I look forward to see what he can do on Sundays.

Defensive MVP

DL Will Sutton

Even though Will Sutton once again dominated the post-season awards handed out to Pac-12 players, naming him as the winner of this category was harder than you would think. I'll admit that I was one of the many who questioned his production during the first half of the season, especially during the four-game proverbial gauntlet. But as his fellow defensive linemen improved later in the year, making the proposition of double teaming Sutton less and less attractive, the senior was back to eatin' and had some healthy helpings of tackles for loss in the process.

When you win an award such as the Morris Trophy, an honor voted by the opposing linemen in the conference, and even with all the talent on this side of the ball it seems impossible not to select Sutton for this award. There is no way that the 2013 ASU defense could have performed at the level it did without Sutton coming back for his senior year. Period. Team MVP

DL Will Sutton

Another tough call to make, but I will give the nod to Sutton ever so slightly over Grice. Ultimately, I felt that the defense did bail out the offense on one than more occasions and as it is this defense is probably the best unit the Sun Devils have fielded since the 1996 and 1997 seasons. So keeping all that in mind, you would have to give the best player on defense also the Team MVP honor.

Best Newcomer

WR Jaelen Strong

As others already said in this article, it's one thing to come into a Division I program with infinity of accolades, creating near unreasonable expectations, and it's another to actually live up to them. The "scary" part about Strong's eye-point statistics this past season is that he only played one year of junior college football before arriving in Tempe, that his ceiling is still very high and that for three, four games in the middle of the season he wasn't even 100 percent healthy. If there is a second-year player at ASU that fans are more anticipating to see in 2014 I would like to know who that is.

Breakout Player

LB Chris Young

It's not that the linebacker was an unknown or even a marginal player in 2012, but as we all know by now he really did fade down the stretch that season which isn't uncommon for a first-year player. A year later and 20 lbs. heavier and Young was a difference-maker in every game and being the leader in team tackles and his clutch performance in the UCLA game more than prove that praise. In a linebacker group that was clearly the weakest link on defense, Young's star shined that much brighter and after his two years in Tempe the JC transfer in my opinion is the steal of ASU's 2012 recruiting class.

Most surprising player

K Zane Gonzalez

Speaking of steals of recruiting classes, how does the placekicker not get the nod for the 2013 group? Signed nearly two months after last year's National Letter of Intent Day you didn't except this true freshman from Texas to be a serious upgrade to the ailing ASU kicking game. Well, Gonzalez kept on proving all of us wrong and his 19 straight made field goals during the season is probably the last feat you expect a true freshman to achieve playing a position that has such a high mental demand on it. You would hope that player that made the most field goals among all FBS teams (25) would get more consideration for last season's Lou Groza award, but that's one honor that could definitely be in Gonzalez's reach if he continues on this path.

Most disappointing player

LB Anthony Jones

A little surprised he didn't get more votes in this article, especially being a senior who has the intangibles of an NFL player. Many were hoping that he was going to be the 2013 version of Keelan Johnson/Deveron Carr. In other words, a local player with loads of potential and one who has disappointed in his first three years at ASU, that would blossom as senior and complete a total turnaround in his play. As it turns out Jones was far from that.

Luckily for him, no player on the roster was able to consistently beat him for starting duties at Spur linebacker. Unfortunately for him, the high number of reps he got exposed him that much more when defending the perimeter run and covering tight ends, two aspects that were the main deficiencies of the Sun Devil defense.

It's only fitting that his one shining moment was falling on a dead ball in the waning seconds of the bizarre ending to the Wisconsin game, a play which was significant in that close and controversial win. Otherwise, you'd be hard pressed to find any meaningful highlights in Jones' 2013 game film.

Best player to exemplify "All In"

RB D.J. Foster

It's easy to claim that Foster was overshadowed by Grice, and that he didn't get many red zone opportunities. Being shuttled back and forth between wide receiver and running back, while be a great compliment to your skills, isn't the ideal scenario to be in and could eventually prove to be a detriment. All in all, an extremely talented player as Foster, who already proven himself in 2012 while being a true freshman, had some reasons to pout.

Well, if Foster was even slightly disgruntled in 2013 he did a great job concealing it. Another year, another season of over 1,000 all-purpose yards (1,154 to be exact) despite not returning any kickoffs or punts. Was outstanding in replacing Grice as the main ball carrier in the last three contests of the season and overall was one of the most multitalented and explosive players on offense.

In the off-season you will hear a lot of talk of how much talent ASU is returning on offense going into the 2014 season and you can bet that Foster will be mentioned early and often in those articles. His overall attitude complements his god-given talents quite nicely.

Best player to exemplify "Left Lane Hammer Down"

Devil backer Carl Bradford

I too feel that defensive players should be looked at when giving this honor, and there is no way Carl Bradford is getting the snub in my post-season awards. Perhaps of the players that best manifested the aggressiveness and explosiveness of this ASU defense. Not only was his a frequent visitor to opponents' backfields, but when it was time to drop into coverage or return an interception for a touchdown, Bradford was more than capable of achieving that. You would think it would be hard standing out next to, figuratively and literally, an accomplished player such as Will Sutton but for a second year in a row Bradford did exactly that.

Best assistant coach

Defensive line coach Jackie Shipp

In some regards when you have two studs such as Sutton and Bradford, an ASU defensive line coach is simply given the keys to the Porsche and asked not to crash it. Yet, the former Oklahoma defensive line coach, who came with his own set of high expectations, did much more than that.

Shipp has considerably elevated the play of Davon Coleman and Gannon Conway to form one the most talented defensive fronts ASU fans have seen in a while. When starter Jaxon Hood sat out a few games due to injury, Coleman did more than just an admirable job of replacing him and in fact never relinquished the starting role ever since been inserted there. Furthermore, the improvement of Coleman and Conway certainly helped Sutton and Bradford more space to wreak havoc in. Furthermore, ASU's rushing defense improved in the second half of the season and Shipp naturally had a part in that turnaround.

In 2014 Shipp at minimum will lose three starters and has a lot of unproven players he will need to mold into ineffective contributors. Yet, with what he accomplished this past season no one should be surprised if he once again will build a formidable defensive front with seemingly less talent to work with.

Play of the Year

Will Sutton's interception versus Utah

This may have been a game ASU had no business wining the way they played on offense for the first three quarters, yet this was probably the defense's best outing of the 2013 culminating with Sutton's first ever interception that came with just over a minute left in the game.

There is no telling how ASU would have recovered from a loss in Salt Lake City, let alone have a chance to win the Pac-12 South, but the two-time Pat Tillman Pac-12 defensive player of the year made sure with his game changing play that we didn't have to entertain that possibility.

Best moment of the Year

Road win at UCLA to clinch Pac-12 South

Another category where there is no need to try too hard and get "cute" with my selection. This was game showed that ASU can get over the hump and beat a Top 25 opponent on the road, clinch what has been an elusive Pac-12 crown, and win while wearing the much hated all-white uniforms…

Worst moment of the Year

2013 Holiday Bowl

Obviously losing to Stanford twice, denying yourself a chance to clinch a Rose Bowl berth was a downer. Missing out on a golden chance to beat Notre Dame in Texas while a national TV crowd was watching was extremely disappointing as well.

Having said all that the Holiday Bowl's 37-23 loss to Texas Tech is one result that in comparison I really wasn't expecting. I think I speak for all of us that we felt ASU was taking this game in all seriousness, wanting very much to achieve the rare accomplishment of an 11-win season. Additionally, Texas Tech provided the best of both worlds in an opponent that on the one hand carried more cachet compared to the Navy team ASU faced in their 2012 bowl, yet an opponent that truly backed into the post-season with five straight losses. The 16-point spread in favor of the Sun Devils said it all.

When game time arrived we saw perhaps the worst performance of the year and a game plan on both sides of the ball that simply had no answers to the Red Raiders' schemes. The loss doesn't diminish everything accomplished by the Sun Devils but did leave a lingering bad taste in your mouth.

Best quoted player

Osahon Irabor

While I agree with all the selections made here, can't exclude the senior cornerback who matched his fine play with being one of my favorite players being interviewed. Very thoughtful with his answers, never sugarcoating his words and just overall a fine ambassador for this program. Will be greatly missed both on the field and in interviews in 2014.

Redshirted player you look most forward to seeing in 2013

Ellis Jefferson

Well, someone had to not say Marcus Ball, right? In all seriousness, I am intrigued with the wide receiver who if you recall had a solid fall camp until he got injured towards the end of it and at that point destined to be redshirted.

It goes without saying that Strong cannot continue to carry this wide receiver group on his own and having competent aerial targets around him will be vital to his success, let along the team's passing game production. The 6-4 Jefferson, who looks like a Gerell Robinson clone (only more athletic) is one player who I believe is poised to take a huge step forward in 2014.

Describe ASU's 2013 season in 140 characters or less

Another building block season towards sustaining success in Tempe. Program certainly trending in the right direction.


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