| Vandal offensive line creates pocket against Washington, September 20, 2003.|
Even so, this class was a part of some thrilling ball-games, including beating Washington State in 2000 and San Diego State in Moscow in 2002, plus the unbelieveable 70-58 loss to Middle Tennessee State in 2001 that set several national and UI records, and Idaho's 28 point come-from-behind victory at New Mexico State this season. This group was also part of many Idaho struggles the past 4 years, including enduring frustrating losses to arch-rival Boise State.
Of these 24 seniors, 15 came to Idaho as freshmen (Downes, Howard, Lampos and McCoy were part of Coach Cable's first recruiting class in 2000, ending their careers as true seniors). In all, 14 seniors were starters for most of the 2003 season (7 on offense, 5 on defense, 2 on special teams). Players who can expect to see their names in the Vandal record books include senior QB Brian Lindgren (several career and single game marks, including 637 passing yards in a single game against MTSU) and punter Ryan Downes (most punting yards in a career).
Six members of this class were named to the Sun Belt All-Conference team, while offensive tackle Jake Scott prepares to play in the Las Vegas All-American Classic.
Below is the complete list of Vandal seniors. We wish them the best of luck wherever life leads them in the future (possibly the NFL for a few), and once again thank them for their commitment to the Idaho program.
Rod Bryant, CB, 6-1, 180, Fort Washington, MD (Firendly HS)
Jason Cobb, OG, 6-4, 298, Kennewick, WA (Kennewick HS)
Ryan Downes, P, 6-6, 225, Casper, WY (Kelly Walsh HS)
Zach Gerstner, RB, 5-11, 207, Canby, OR (Canby HS)
Jedidiah Getzlaff, S, 5-9, 186, Driggs, ID (Teton HS)
Brian Howard, DT, 6-3, 287, Kent, WA (Kent-Meridian HS)
Jason Jones, OG, 6-4, 314, Van Nuys, CA (Van Nuys HS)
Chad Kodama, LB, 6-3, 234, Seattle, WA (Roosevelt HS)
Kody Kraus, DE, 6-3, 236, Rexburg, ID (Madison HS)
Jordan Lampos, FB, 5-10, 238, Westlake Village, CA (Westlake HS)
Patrick Libey, LB, 6-1, 240, Veradale, WA (Central Valley HS)
Brian Lindgren, QB, 6-4, 208, Walla Walla, WA (Desales HS)
Matt Martinez, C, 6-2, 304, Wenatchee, WA (Wenatchee HS)
Mike McCoy, TE, 6-3, 252, King City, CA (King City HS)
Darryl Murphy, S, 5-11, 185, Palmdale, CA (Palmdale HS)
Kelly Nead, TE, 6-4, 252, Driggs, ID (Teton HS)
Robert Ortega, S, 6-1, 200, Alta Loma, CA (Alta Loma HS)
Brian Pope, K, 6-2, 203, Colton, CA (Colton HS)
Jake Scott, OT, 6-5, 283, Lewiston, ID (Lewiston HS)
Malfred Shaw, RB, 5-10, 210, West Sacramento, CA (River City HS)
Kyle Stewart, OG, 6-3, 296, Kent, WA (Kentridge HS)
Cedric Thompson, KOR/WR, 5-8, 175, Denver, CO (Thomas Jefferson HS)
Chad Troxel, S, 5-6, 175, Coeur D' Alene, ID (Lake City HS)
Orlando Winston, WR, 6-0, 187, Seattle, WA (Garfield HS)