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Former Stanford TE Coby Fleener
Levine Toilolo, Zach Ertz and Davis Dudchock (yes, three awkward names to pronounce) highlight one of the deepest TE cores Stanford has ever had.
Toilolo and Ertz are relatively unknown to most non-Stanford fans, as they were Stanford’s fifth and sixth leading receivers last season according to ESPN. With Fleener gone and a weak WR core, Toilolo and Ertz are more important than ever.
Meanwhile, the Junior Dudchock is yet to catch a pass in a game, but will have a much bigger role in 2012. Expect him to be targeted early to get him accustomed to the offense and the pressure of being a Division 1 pass catcher.
This depth at TE is one of Stanford’s best assets this season. All three TEs will have increased roles this season and will be imperative in Stanford’s quest to the BCS.
More importantly, Stanford doesn’t just have quantity at TE—it has the talent to back it up.