Fall Camp: Charting Cougs' weight gains

THE GENERAL RULE of thumb is for players to gain weight over the winter and into spring ball, and then to lean up with the conditioning work that kicks in after spring and throughout the summer. But there are a number of Cougars bucking that trend.

Robert Barber and Toni Pole on the d-line have added 13 and 11 pounds, respectively, since the spring. O-linemen Riley Sorenson, Cole Madison, B.J. Salmonson, Devonte McClain and Sean Krepsz have variously gained between 4-10 pounds.

Linebackers Darryl Monroe and Peyton Pelluer have put on five and eight pounds. Safety Isaac Dotson will look a lot different on the field this fall, having added 12 pounds up to 218. Corner Daquawn Brown put another five pounds on his frame too. Quarterbacks Connor Halliday and Luke Falk each gained a few pounds, while Connor Ennis dropped 11.

But the biggest takeaway on weight changes generally doesn’t generally come between spring ball and fall camp.

It’s from the previous year to the next.

Madison is the biggest gainer there. He was listed at 265 to start last year, and now checks in at a robust 300.

By the way, the projected starting o-line headed into fall camp averages 303.3 pounds, (Joe Dahl, Gunnar Eklund, Riley Sorenson/Sam Flor, Jacob Seydel, Madison.)

Here’s the comparison on WSU player weights, at the start of fall ball, from 2013 to 2014.

Player

2013

2014

+/- Change

Jeremiah Allison

220

224

Plus-4

Tyler Baker

182

181

Minus-1

Robert Barber

297

305

Plus-8

Brett Bartolone

187

185

Minus-2

Daquawn Brown

170

175

Plus-5

David Bucannon

193

192

Minus-1

Teondray Caldwell

198

197

Minus-1

Moritz Christ

312

319

Plus-7

Tracy Clark

187

184

Minus-3

Cyrus Coen

215

208

Minus-7

Wes Concepcion

185

188

Plus-3

Xavier Cooper

303

299

Minus-4

River Cracraft

198

199

Plus-1

Joe Dahl

290

303

Plus-13

Alex Den Bleyker

235

244

Plus-9

Nathan DeRider

198

204

Plus-6

Isaac Dotson

212

218

Plus-6

Gunnar Eklund

300

305

Plus-5

Daniel Ekuale

275

281

Plus-6

Connor Ennis

165

176

Plus-11

Luke Falk

203

208

Plus-5

Lyman Faoliu

267

266

Minus-1

Sam Flor

310

306

Minus-4

Carlos Freeman

303

300

Minus-3

Rickey Galvin

178

173

Minus-5

Beau Glover

170

174

Plus-4

Kahshan Greene

168

169

Plus-1

Kamel Greene

168

178

Plus-10

Connor Halliday

190

201

Plus-11

Parker Henry

208

205

Minus-3

Nathan Hundeby

213

219

Plus-6

Sherman Hutcherson

232

232

-

Darius Lemora

181

182

Plus-1

Robert Lewis

155

162

Plus-7

Daniel Lilienthal

197

199

Plus-2

Drew Loftus

187

193

Plus-6

Cole Madison

265

300

Plus-35

Gabe Marks

176

181

Plus-5

Marcus Mason

188

187

Minus-1

Vince Mayle

230

219

Minus-11

Devonte McClain

295

314

Plus-19

Ivan McLennan

244

236

Minus-8

Eduardo Middleton

318

318

-

Darryl Monroe

235

235

-

Jamal Morrow

190

187

Minus-3

Isiah Myers

185

189

Plus-4

Cody O’Connell

345

335

Minus-10

Kache Palacio

225

227

Plus-2

Darryl Paulo

262

261

Minus-1

Peyton Pelluer

218

224

Plus-6

Mitch Peterson

200

210

Plus-10

Toni Pole

302

301

Minus-1

Erik Powell

173

178

Plus-5

Tana Pritchard

220

225

Plus-5

Willie Roach

187

204

Plus-17

B.J. Salmonson

285

289

Plus-4

Jacob Seydel

290

295

Plus-5

Jerred Sonneborn

262

252

Minus-10

Riley Sorenson

304

321

Plus-17

Chester Sua

228

226

Minus-2

Taylor Taliulu

196

206

Plus-10

Paris Taylor

206

206

-

John Thompson

185

189

Plus-4

Destiny Vaeao

290

295

Plus-5

Jeff Waldner

258

260

Plus-2

Theron West

172

173

Plus-1

Charleston White

175

176

Plus-1

Gerard Wicks

202

211

Plus-9

Dom Williams

192

190

Minus-2

Kristoff Williams

216

210

Minus-6

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