Newcomer Report

Through out the 2003 season, DevilsDigest has tracked the contributions of the Team's first year players. The following are the newcomer's contributions in Arizona State's season ending 28-7 win over Arizona.

Offensively, redshirt freshman running back Loren Wade started the game, notching 120 yards off 18 carries, including a 40-yard touchdown run and a lost fumble. Fellow redshirt freshman running back Randy Hill had a season high in carries (13) and yards gained (67), and played well in relief of Wade. Redshirt freshman wide receiver Terry Richardson carried the ball one time on an end around for an 18-yard gain. Redshirt freshman tight end Jamaal Lewis tied a season high in catches with three, and scored his second touchdown of the year. Redshirt freshman Andrew Carnahan started at left tackle, while redshirt freshman Jason Burke handled the long snapping duties. True freshman kicker Jesse Ainsworth nailed all four of his extra point attempts, but missed a 43-yard attempt in the third quarter. Other Devil newcomers that saw time on offense were JC transfer tight end Aaron Austin and redshirt freshmen offensive linemen Stephen Berg and Zach Krula.

On defense, JC transfer linebacker Justin Burks led all newcomers in tackles with nine, while JC transfer linebacker Ishmael Thrower had one of his better games as a Devil, accumulating three stops, a fumble recovery, and a sack. JC transfer cornerback Chris McKenzie had five tackles, while redshirt freshman linebacker Jordan Hill had two, and recorded his second sack on the year. True freshman defensive end Kyle Caldwell ended his first year with a three tackle performance, while JC transfer defensive tackle Gabe Reininger had a tackle for a loss. Redshirt freshman safety J.W. Lucas had one tackle. Other first year devil defenders seeing time were true freshmen safety Daniel Varvel and linebacker Mark Washington.

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