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1999 WSU Football Facts
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 06/21/1999
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February 23, 1999

HEAD COACH:     Mike Price, Puget Sound '69 (WSU: 56-57-0, 10 years; Career: 103-101-0, 18 years)

ASSISTANTS: Craig Bray (secondary); Bill Doba, Defensive Coordinator (linebackers); Kasey Dunn, (running backs); John McDonell Offensive Coordinator (offensive line); Eric Price, (quarterbacks); Mike Levenseller (wide receivers); Robb Akey (defensive line); Mike Walker (defensive line); Jim Zeches (outside linebackers).

1998 RECORD: 3-8-0 Overall 1998 PACIFIC-10: 0-8-0 (tenth)

OFFENSE: Multiple DEFENSE: 4-3-4

1999 CAPTAINS: tba

LETTERMEN (46) Offense - 23 Seniors - 11 Juniors - 8 Sophomores - 4 RETURNING: Defense - 21 Seniors - 9 Juniors - 5 Sophomores - 7 Kickers - 2 Seniors - 2 Juniors - 0 Sophomores - 0 Totals - 46 Seniors - 22 Juniors - 13 Sophomores - 11

LETTERMEN LOST: (16) Offense - 10 Defense - 6 Kickers - 0

KICKERS

KICKERS (2) PK Rian Lindell, 6-3, 242, #Sr., 2V, Vancouver, Wash. (Mountain View) 11 RETURNING: P Kareem Anderson, 5-11, 192, Sr., 1V, Phoenix, Ariz. (South Mountain/Phoenix College) 11

KICKERS LOST: (0)

OFFENSE
1998 STARTS

O-STARTERS (8) WR Nian Taylor, 6-2, 197, #Sr., 3V, Riverside, Calif. (Ramona) 10 RETURNING: FL Leaford Hackett, 5-9, 175, Sr., 1V, Sylmar, Calif. (Poly Tech/LA Valley College) 9 WR Jerry Roquemore, 5-11, 180, Sr., 1V, Gahanna, Ohio (Lincoln/San Francisco CC) 6 or Adam Davis, 6-0, 166, #So., 1V, Aurora, Colo. (Hinkley) 5 OG Ryan Tujague, 6-6, 294, #Sr., 1V, Pleasanton, Calif. (Amador Valley/Chabot JC) 10 C Lincoln Walden-Schulz, 6-4, 274, #Sr., 1V, Long Beach, Calif. (Wilson/Long Beach CC) 4 OT Reed Raymond, 6-8, 301, #Jr., 2V, Moses Lake, Wash. (Moses Lake) 11 QB Steve Birnbaum, 6-5, 216, #Sr., 3V, Chino Hills, Calif. (Ayala) 7 RB Kevin Brown, 6-2, 218, #Jr., 1V, West Covina, Calif. (Baldwin Park/San Francisco CC) 9

O-BACKUPS (6) C Mike Schwarz, 6-3, 295, #Sr., 1V, Winlock, Wash. (W.F. West) 0 RETURNING: OT Joe Criscione, 6-3, 293, #Sr., 1Vwhittier, Calif. (LaSerna/Cerritos CC) 2 OG Ryan Raymond, 6-7, 306, #Jr., 1V, Moses Lake, Wash. (Moses Lake) 0 TE Corey Scott, 6-3, 250, #Sr., 1V, 0 WR Jason White, 5-11, 171, #So., 1V, Milpitas, Calif. (Milpitas) 1 QB Paul Mencke, 6-5, 226, #Jr., 1V, Spokane, Wash. (Lewis and Clark) 4

O-STARTERS (3) OT Rob Rainville, 6-6, 315, #Sr., 3V, Lewiston, Idaho (Lewiston) 11 LOST: OG Mike Sage, 6-2, 323, #Sr., 4V, Las Vegas, Nev. (Chaparral) 9 TE Love Jefferson, 6-3, 256, #Sr., 3V, Garden Grove, Calif. (Bolsa Grande/Pacific) 11

DEFENSE
1998 STARTS

D-STARTERS (9) DT Austin Matson, 6-3, 251, #Jr., 1V, Everett, Wash. (Cascade) 7 RETURNING: DT Rob Meier, 6-6, 267, #Sr., 3V, West Vancouver, BC (Sentinel) 11 DE Jesse Ratcliff, 6-2, 258, #Sr., 1V, Lacey, Wash. (North Thurston) 11 LB Steve Gleason, 5-1, 210, #Sr., 3V, Spokane, Wash. (Gonzaga Prep) 9 LB James Price, 5-11, 214, Jr., 2V, Anchorage, Alaska (West) 8 LB Brad Philley, 6-2, 208, #Jr., 2V, Puyallup, Wash. (Rogers) 10 SS Earl Riley, 6-2, 209, #Sr., 1V, Dos Palos, Calif. (Dos Palos/Merced JC) 11 FS Lamont Thompson, 6-2, 214, Jr., 2V, Richmond, Calif. (El Cerrito) 11 CB Chris Martin, 5-11, 186, Sr., 1V, Brooklyn, New York (Lincoln/San Francisco CC) 11 D-BACKUPS (8) DE Mark Hedeen, 6-6, 251, So., 1V, Rancho Cotate, Calif. (Rancho Cotate) 2 RETURNING: LB Grady Emmerson, 6-0, 200, #Sr., 3V, Kennewick, Wash. (Kennewick) 2 LB Raonall Smith, 6-2, 238, #So., 1V, Gig Harbor, Wash. (Peninsula) 3 LB Serign Marong, 6-2, 225, #So., 1V, Pullman, Wash. (Pullman) 2 CB LeJuan Gibbons, 5-10, 171, #Sr., 3V, Long Beach, Calif. (Jordan) 1 SS Billy Newman, 5-11, 200, #So., 1V, Laguna Niguel, Calif. (Santa Margarita) 0 FS Tory Hollimon, 5-10, 198, #Sr., 3V, Everett, Wash. (Cascade) 0 C B Anthony Matthews, 5-9, 180, #So., 1V, Tacoma, Wash. (Wilson) 0

D-STARTERS (2) DE Jonathan Nance, 6-6, 251, Sr., 3V, Miami, Florida (Miami Senior/Chaffey JC) 9 LOST: CB Dee Moronkola, 5-9, 196, Sr., 4V, Richmond, Calif. (DeAnza) 10

REDSHIRTS/NEWCOMERS/TOP FRESHMEN

KEY REDSHIRTS: (10) DL Eric Boose, 6-2, 261, #Fr., Tacoma, Wash. (Foss) WR DeAndre Douglas, 6-0, 190, #Fr., San Diego, Calif. (University City) QB Jason Gesser, 6-1, 185, #Fr., Honolulu, Hawaii (St. Louis) DL Brian Hollenberg, 6-3, 246, #Fr., Kennewick, Wash. (Kamiakan) OL Tyler Hunt, 6-3, 255, #Fr., Tacoma, Wash. (Wilson) OL Phillip Locker, 6-5, 290, #Fr., Eagle River, Alaska (Chugiak) TE Russell Mizin, 6-4, 225, #Fr., Aberdeen, Wash. (Aberdeen) WR Curtis Nettles, 5-7, 150, #Fr., Culver City, Calif. (Culver City) LB Fred Shavies, 6-1, 240, #Fr., Oakland, Calif. (Fremont) DB Virgil Williams, 6-1, 176, #Fr., Tacoma, Wash. (Curtis)

NEWCOMERS: (8) DE Anthony Adedipe, 6-5, 260, Jr., Newark, Calif. (Washington/Chabot JC) DB Mory Banks, 5-11, 185, Jr., Los Angeles, Calif. (Crenshaw/LA Southwest CC) DL Melvin Camarena, 6-3, 265, Jr., East Palo Alto, Calif. (Carlmont/San Francisco CC) OL Garviea Freeney, 6-3, 275, Jr., Lynwood, Calif. (Kilpatrick/Long Beach CC) LB Curtis Holden, 6-3, 240, Jr., San Francisco, Calif. (McAteer/San Francisco CC) DB John Williams, 6-3, 225, Jr., West Aurora, Ill. (West Aurora/Long Beach CC) WR Marcus Williams, 6-5, 220, Jr., Oakland, Calif. (Berkeley/Laney JC) WR Milton Wynn, 6-3, 200, Jr., Lancaster, Calif. (Antelope/Los Angeles Valley CC) KEY FRESHMEN: (7) TE Isaac Brown, 6-3, 230, Upland, Calif. (Claremont) RB Deon Burnett, 6-0, 205, Upland, Calif. (Claremont) QB Matt Kegel, 6-5, 205, Havre, Mont. (Havre) QB Kjell Nesen, 6-2, 193, Westlake Village, Calif. (St. Francis) TE Josh Shavies, 6-6, 240, Fremont, Calif. (Fremont) DL Faafetai Tupai, 6-4, 298, Monterey, Calif. (Monterey) DL Jeremey Williams, 6-5, 255, Spokane, Wash. (Ferris)

ALL-STAR CANDIDATES

ALL-AMERICA: RB Kevin Brown, 6-2, 218, #Jr., 1V, West Covina, Calif. (Baldwin Park/San Francisco CC) WR Nian Taylor, 6-2, 197, #Sr., 3V, Riverside, Calif. (Ramona) FS Lamont Thompson, 6-2, 214, Jr., 2V, Richmond, Calif. (El Cerrito)

ALL-COAST (Offense): RB Kevin Brown, 6-2, 218, #Jr., 1V, West Covina, Calif. (Baldwin Park/San Francisco CC) WR Nian Taylor, 6-2, 197, #Sr., 3V, Riverside, Calif. (Ramona) OG Ryan Tujague, 6-6, 294, #Sr., 1V, Pleasanton, Calif. (Amador Valley/Chabot JC) PK Rian Lindell, 6-3, 242, #Sr., 2V, Vancouver, Wash. (Mountain View)

ALL-COAST (Defense): LB Steve Gleason, 5-1, 210, #Sr., 3V, Spokane, Wash. (Gonzaga Prep) CB Chris Martin, 5-11, 186, Sr., 1V, Brooklyn, New York (Lincoln/San Francisco CC) DT Rob Meier, 6-6, 267, #Sr., 3V, West Vancouver, BC (Sentinel) FS Lamont Thompson, 6-2, 214, Jr., 2V, Richmond, Calif. (El Cerrito) P Kareem Anderson, 5-11, 192, Sr., 1V, Phoenix, Ariz. (South Mountain/Phoenix College)

WASHINGTON STATE LETTERMEN RETURNING (46)

SENIORS (22) * KAREEM ANDERSON, p *** STEVE BIRNBAUM, qb * Joe Criscione, ol * Sean DeCambra, wr ** Grady Emmerson, lb * Joe Gecas, rb *** LeJuan Gibbons, cb *** STEVE GLEASON, lb * LEAFORD HACKETT, wr *** Torry Hollimon, db * RIAN LINDELL, pk * CHRIS MARTIN, cb *** ROB MEIER, dt * JESSE RATCLIFF, de * EARL RILEY, ss * JERRY ROQUEMORE, wr * Mike Schwarz, ol ** Corey Scott, te *** NIAN TAYLOR, wr * RYAN TUJAGUE, og * L. WALDEN-SCHULZ, c * Eboni Wilson, dl

Offense - 11 Defense - 9 Kickers - 2

1998 STARTERS - 13

Offense - 6 Defense - 5 Kickers - 2 JUNIORS (13) * Brandon Brown, lb * KEVIN BROWN, rb ** Adam Hawkins, rb * Erik Larson, c ** Austin Matson, dt * Paul Mencke, qb ** BRAD PHILLEY, lb ** JAMES PRICE, lb ** REED RAYMOND, ot * Ryan Raymond, og ** LAMONT THOMPSON, fs * Alex Tinsley, rb ** Farwan Zubedi, wr Offense - 8 Defense - 5 Kickers - 0

1998 STARTERS - 5

Offense - 2 Defense - 3 Kickers - 0

SOPHOMORES (11) * ADAM DAVIS, wr * Mark Hedeen, de * Joey Hollenbeck, dl * Jason Littleton, te * Serign Marong, lb * Anthony Matthews, db * Billy Newman, db * Raonall Smith, lb * Jeremy Thielbahr, rb * Tupo Tuupo, lb * Jason White, wr

Offense - 4 Defense - 7 Kickers - 0

1998 STARTERS - 1

Offense - 1 Defense - 0 Kickers - 0

1998 Starters Bold Caps

WASHINGTON STATE LETTERMEN LOST (16)

OFFENSE (10) *** Jason Clayton, rb * Vince DeMakas, rb *** DeJuan Gilmore, rb *** LOVE JEFFERSON, te *** Mickey Long, ol **** Miguel Meriwether, rb *** ROB RAINVILLE, ot * Alexe Rodopoulos, wr **** MIKE SAGE, og * Troy Woody, wr

Starters - 3 DEFENSE (6) * DJ Dobbins, db *** Gray Holmes, dt ** Jermaine Hunsaker, db **** DEE MORONKOLA, cb *** JONATHAN NANCE, de ** Tom Wagner, lb

Starters - 2

KICKERS (0)

Starters - 0

1998 Starters Bold Caps

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PRESIDENT: Dr. Samuel Smith FOUNDED: 1890

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Rick Dickson FACULTY REP: Irving Tallman

NICKNAME: Cougars COLORS: Crimson/Gray

CONFERENCE: Pacific-10 ENROLLMENT: 19,500

LOCATION: P. O. Box 641610 STADIUM: Martin Stadium (37,600) Pullman, WA 99164-1610 OmniTurf

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1999 WSU SCHEDULE 1998 WSU RESULTS Sept. 4 UTAH AT PULLMAN Sept. 5 20-13 ILLINOIS AT PULLMAN Sept. 11 Stanford at Stanford Sept. 12 33-21 Boise State at Boise Sept. 18 Idaho at Pullman Sept. 19 24-16 IDAHO AT PULLMAN Sept. 25 ARIZONA AT PULLMAN Sept. 26 14-24 California at Berkeley Oct. 2 CALIFORNIA AT PULLMAN Oct. 3 17-49 Ucla at Los Angeles Oct. 9 Sw LOUISIANA AT PULLMAN Oct. 10 29-51 OREGON AT PULLMAN Oct. 16 Bye Oct. 17 14-42 USC AT PULLMAN Oct. 23 Arizona State at Tempe Oct. 24 Bye Oct. 30 OREGON STATE AT PULLMAN Oct. 31 28-38 ASU AT PULLMAN Nov. 6 Oregon at Eugene Nov. 7 7-41 Arizona at Tucson Nov. 13 USC AT PULLMAN Nov. 14 28-38 Stanford at Palo Alto Nov. 20 Washington at Seattle Nov. 21 9-16 WASHINGTON AT PULLMAN Nov. 27 Hawaii at Honolulu

WSU home games in BF CAPS

1999 Special Days: Future Cougar/Band/Armed Forces Day/Foundation Sept. 25, Arizona Homecoming/Land Grant Days Oct. 2, California Dads' Day Oct. 30, Oregon State Apple Cup Nov. 20, Washington

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