Impact Players: Part Two

This is part two of a two part series as ITV takes a look at players that should make an impact in 2003.

The 2003 season will be full of newness. A new coaching staff, a new offensive and defensive scheme and new players that emerge as impact players. ITV takes a look at some of the players that will most likely become difference makers on the field.

# 25 | Antoine Harris | Wide Receiver
Harris, who was expected to play a big role in last season's offense, spent most of his sophomore season recovering from an injury. He has great speed and possibly the best hands on the team. His ability to create after the catch resembles former Cardinal All-American Arnold Jackson. Expect to Harris come out of spring practice as one of the starting receivers.

# 58 | Elvis Dumervil | Defensive End
Dumervil saw action in seven games as a true freshman in 2002, backing up All-American Dewayne White. In limited action, he recorded six tackles, two of which were for a loss. With the departure of White and Devon Thomas, Dumervil should secure one of the starting end spots in the spring.

# 22 | Jon Gannon | Safety
Jon Gannon played in nine games as a redshirt freshman, including a start against Cincinnati, a game in which he injured his hip and was sidelined for the remainder of the season. He exhibited a great ability to read offensive routes and has great closing speed. Gannon, with a full recovery from his injury, has the play-making ability to become the next great Cardinal defensive back.

# 78 | Travis Leffew | Offensive Line
All ready a name Cardinal fans are familiar with, Travis Leffew, along with Jason Spitz (see below), should anchor a much improved offensive front in 2003. Named by as honorable mention freshman All-American, Leffew will benefit from working with new offensive line coach Mike Summers in improving technique.

# 59 | Jason Spitz | Offensive Line
Jason Spitz, like most of the U of L offensive linemen last year, saw time at multiple positions along the line. Spitz, who also named honorable mention freshman All-American by, will also benefit greatly from working with Coach Summers. Spitz will most likely find a home as one of the Cardinals starting guards.

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