Newcomer Report

Through out the 2004 season, DevilsDigest will track the contributions of the team's first year players. The following are the newcomer's contributions in Arizona State's 41-9 win over UTEP.

On offense, redshirt freshman tight end/H-back Brent Miller and redshirt freshman wide receiver Rudy Burgess both started their ASU careers off with touchdowns. Miller's two-yard catch was his only of the game, while Burgess was on the receiving end of a 68-yard bomb. Burgess also returned four punt for 33 yards and two kicks for 27 yards. Redshirt freshman running back Preston Jones ran the ball eight times for 20 yards. Redshirt freshman Chris MacDonald punted the ball seven times, accumulating a 42.1-yard average, with three of those kicks landing inside the 20-yard line. On the offensive line, redshirt freshmen Brandon Rodd and Mike Pollak started at left guard and center, respectively, while true freshman Zach Miller was the starting H-back.

Defensively, junior linebacker Dale Robinson led the team with a total of nine tackles, two and a half those going for a loss, while also recording a sack. Redshirt freshman Chad Green had a total of four stops, while redshirt freshman linebacker Robert James, junior defensive lineman, and redshirt freshman linebacker DeAndre Johnson all recorded two tackles. Redshirt freshman linebacker Mike Meritet saw time recording one tackle, while junior safety Maurice London did the same. Redshirt freshman cornerback Littrele Jones had one tackle for a two-yard loss. Other Devils seeing playing time in their first game in the Maroon Gold were sophomore safety Ray Sanchez, redshirt freshman safety Brett Nenaber, freshman cornerback Rodney Cox, freshman linebacker, Antone Saulsberry, and redshirt freshman defensive tackle Brett Palmer,

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