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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 03/06/2000
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HEAD COACH Mike Price, Puget Sound '69 (WSU: 59-66-0, 10 years, Career: 105-110-0, 19 years)

ASSISTANTS
Robb Akey, Defensive Line
Kasey Dunn, Running Backs
tba, Secondary
John McDonell, OC/Offensive Line
Bill Doba, DC/Linebackers
Eric Price, Quarterbacks
Mike Walker, Defensive Line
Mike Levenseller, Wide Receivers
Jim Zeches, Tight Ends

1999 RECORD: 3-9-0 Overall
1999 PACIFIC-10: 1-7 (tenth)

OFFENSE: Multiple
DEFENSE: 4-3-4

SPRING PRACTICE: Tuesday, March 21, through Saturday, April 15 (practices Tue-Wed-Fri-Sat). Scrimmages each Sat.

2000 CAPTAINS: TBA

LETTERMEN (43)Offense - 23Seniors - 9Juniors - 5Sophomores - 9
RETURNING:Defense - 20Seniors - 6Juniors - 6Sophomores - 8
Kickers - 0Seniors - 0Juniors - 0Sophomores - 0
Totals - 43Seniors - 15Juniors - 11Sophomores - 17
LETTERMEN LOST:(22)Offense - 11, Defense - 9, Kickers - 2

OFFENSE

                                                                                           1999 STARTS
O-STARTERS (6)   WR Farwan Zubedi, 5-9, 171, #Sr., 3V, North Vancouver, BC (Chaffey)                12
RETURNING:       OG Ryan Raymond, 6-7, 306, #Sr., 2V, Moses Lake, Wash. (Moses Lake)                 6
                 OT Reed Raymond, 6-8, 316, #Sr., 3V, Moses Lake, Wash. (Moses Lake)                 9
                 TE Russell Mizin, 6-4, 229, #So., 1V, Aberdeen, Wash. (Aberdeen)                    8
                 SB Collin Henderson, 6-1, 180, So., 1V, Puyallup, Wash. (Puyallup)                  4
                 RB Deon Burnett, 5-10, 210, So., 1V, Upland, Calif. (Claremont)                    10

O-BACKUPS (8) WR Marcus Williams, 6-5, 215, Sr., 1V, Oakland, Calif. (Berkeley/Laney CC) 1 RETURNING: OT Phil Locker, 6-5, 282, #So., 1V, Eagle River, Alaska (Chugiak) 3 OG Derrick Roche, 6-5, 266, #So., 1V, Kent, Wash. (Kentridge) 2 C Tyler Hunt, 6-3, 268, #So., Tacoma, Wash. (Wilson) 0 OG Brian Hollenberg, 6-4, 269, #So., 1V, Kennewick, Wash. (Kamiakan) 0 QB Jason Gesser, 6-1, 197, #So., 1V, Honolulu, Hawaii (St. Louis) 1 RB Adam Hawkins, 5-11, 215, #Sr., 3V, Pendleton, Ore. (Pendleton) 2 FL Curtis Nettles, 5-7, 160, #So., 1V, Culver City, Calif. (Culver City) 0

O-STARTERS (5) OT Ryan Tujague, 6-7, 293, 2V, Pleasanton, Calif. (Amador Valley/Chabot JC) 12 LOST: C Lincoln Walden-Schulz, 6-4, 261, 2V, Long Beach, Calif. (Wilson/Long Beach CC) 12 OG Mike Schwarz, 6-3, 292, 2V, Winlock, Wash. (W. F. West) 9 QB Steve Birnbaum, 6-4, 220, 4V, Chino Hills, Calif. (Ayala) 11 FL Nian Taylor, 6-1, 188, 4V, Riverside, Calif. (Ramona) 11

DEFENSE

                                                                                           1999 STARTS
D-STARTERS (7)   DE Austin Matson, 6-3, 246, #Sr., 3V, Everett, Wash. (Cascade)                     12
RETURNING:       DT Tomasi Kongaika, 6-0, 282, #So., 1V, Anchorage, Alaska (West)                    7
                 FS Lamont Thompson, 6-2, 208, Sr., 3V, Richmond, Calif. (El Cerrito)            *11/6
                 CB Marcus Trufant, 5-11, 178, So., 1V, Tacoma, Wash. (Wilson)                       7
                 FS Billy Newman, 5-10, 198, #Jr., 2V, Laguna Niguel, Calif. (Santa Margarita)      11
                 CB Chris Martin, 6-0, 190, Sr., 1V, Brooklyn, New York (Lincoln/S.F. CC)        *11/0
                 LB James Price, 5-11, 210, #Jr., 2V, Anchorage, Alaska (West)                   *10/0

* = 1998 starts/1999 starts (Martin and Price redshirted 1999)

D-BACKUPS (8) DE Melvin Camarena, 6-2, 272, Sr., 1V, E. Palo Alto, Calif. (Carlmont/S.F. CC) 0 RETURNING: DT Eric Boose, 6-3, 282, #So., 1V, Tacoma, Wash. (Foss) 1 DT Ing Aleaga, 6-2, 291, #So., 1V, Aiea, Hawaii (Aiea) 4 DE Anthony Adedipe, 6-4, 254, Sr., 1V, E. Palo Alto, Calif. (Washington/Chabot JC) 0 LB Raonall Smith, 6-3, 238, #Jr., 2V, Gig Harbor, Wash. (Peninsula) 5 LB Serign Marong, 6-2, 236, #Jr., 2V, Pullman, Wash. (Pullman) 0 LB Fred Shavies, 6-1, 232, #So., 1V, Oakland, Calif. (Fremont) 1 CB Mory Banks, 5-10, 187, Sr., 1V, Los Angeles, Calif. (Crenshaw/Southwest CC) 0

D-STARTERS (6) DT Rob Meier, 6-6, 282, 4V, West Vancouver, BC 12 LOST: DE Jesse Ratcliff, 6-3, 262, 2V, Lacey, Wash. (North Thurston) 8 LB Steve Gleason, 5-11, 215, 4V, Spokane, Wash. (Gonzaga Prep) 9 LB Grady Emmerson, 6-0, 205, 4V, Kennewick, Wash. (Kennewick) 9 SS Earl Riley, 6-2, 218, 2V, Dos Palos, Calif. (Dos Palos/Merced JC) 7 CB LeJuan Gibbons, 5-9, 175, 4V, Long Beach, Calif. (Jordan) 11

KICKERS

KICKERS (0)
RETURNING:

KICKERS LOST: (2) PK Rian Lindell, 6-3, 242, #Sr., 3V, Vancouver, Wash. (Mountain View) 12 P Kareem Anderson, 5-11, 192, Sr., 2V, Phoenix, Ariz. (S. Mountain/Phoenix Coll.) 12

TOP NEW PLAYERS

KEY REDSHIRTS: (10)
LB Isaac Brown, 6-3, 212, #Fr., Upland, Calif. (Claremont)
LB Al Genatone, 6-0, 215, #Fr., Kennewick, Wash. (Kamiakin)
QB Matt Kegel, 6-5, 207, #Fr., Havre, Mont. (Havre)
OL Billy Knotts, 6-6, 264, #Fr., Vancouver, Wash. (Columbia River)
DE Rein Long, 6-7, 248, #Fr., Anacortes, Wash. (Anacortes)
CB Chris Martin, 6-0, 190, #Sr., 1V, Brooklyn, New York (Lincoln/San Francisco CC)
OL Josh Parrish, 6-6, 280, #Fr., Chewelah, Wash. (Jenkins)
LB James Price, 5-11, 210, #Jr., 2V, Anchorage, Alaska (West)
DT Jeremy Williams, 6-5, 253, #Fr., Spokane, Wash. (Ferris)
WR Milton Wynn, 6-4, 200, #Jr., Lancaster, Calif. (Antelope Valley/LA Valley College)

KEY TRANSFERS: (11) TE Mark Baldwin, 6-5, 240, Jr., Brandon, Miss. (Brandon/Hinds JC) WR Billy Chase, 6-4, 210, Jr., Compton, Calif. (Compton/Compton JC) P Alan Cox, 6-2, 194, Jr., Manti, Utah (Manti/Snow College) WR Derrick Dillon, 6-3, 193, So., Puyallup, Wash. (Rogers/Snow College/Oakland JC) RB Eddie Linscomb, 5-9, 185, Jr., Covina, Calif. (Charter Oak/Mt. San Antonio JC) WR Nakoa McElrath, 6-3, 195, Jr., La Jolla, Calif. (Scripps Ranch/Palomar JC) RB Dave Minnich, 6-0, 210, Jr., Stonington, Conn. (Stonington/Mt. San Jacinto JC) LB Alex Nguae, 6-0, 250, Jr., Culver City, Calif. (Culver City/West Los Angeles JC) RB John Tippins, 6-1, 200, Jr., Santa Monica, Calif. (SM, Santa Monica College) CB Tyrone Ward, 6-1, 165, Jr., Salinas, Calif. (Alisal/Hartnell College) LB DeShon Weaver, 5-11, 233, Jr., Hometown (Dominguez/Compton College)

KEY FRESHMEN: (6) LB DD Acholonu, 6-3, 224, Fr., Seattle, Wash. (Inglemoor) DB Erik Coleman, 5-11, 175, Fr., Spokane, Wash. (Lewis and Clark) OL Sam Lightbody, 6-9, 300, Fr., Huntington Beach, Calif. (Huntington Beach) LB Lacy McDonald, 6-1 205, Fr., Denver, Colo. (Thomas Jefferson) DB Karl Paymah, 6-0, 190, Fr., Culver City, Calif. (Culver City) DL Tai Tupai, 6-4, 300, Fr., Monterey, Calif. (Monterey)

ALL-STAR CANDIDATES

ALL-AMERICA
FS Lamont Thompson, 6-2, 208, Sr., 3V, Richmond, Calif. (El Cerrito)
CB Marcus Trufant, 5-11, 178, So., 1V, Tacoma, Wash. (Wilson)

ALL-COAST (Offense) OL Reed Raymond, 6-8, 316, #Sr., 3V, Moses Lake, Wash. (Moses Lake) OL Ryan Raymond, 6-7, 306, #Sr., 2V, Moses Lake, Wash. (Moses Lake) RB Deon Burnett, 5-10, 210, So., 1V, Upland, Calif. (Claremont) WR Marcus Williams, 6-5, 215, Sr., 1V, Oakland, Calif. (Berkeley/Laney CC)

ALL-COAST (Defense) CB Chris Martin, 6-0, 190, #Sr., 1V, Brooklyn, New York (Lincoln/San Francisco CC) FS Lamont Thompson, 6-2, 208, Sr., 3V, Richmond, Calif. (El Cerrito) LB Raonall Smith, 6-3, 238, #Jr., 2V, Gig Harbor, Wash. (Peninsula) CB Marcus Trufant, 5-11, 178, So., 1V, Tacoma, Wash. (Wilson) FS Billy Newman, 5-11, 198, #Jr., 2V, Laguna Niguel, Calif. (Margarita)

WASHINGTON STATE LETTERMEN RETURNING (43)

SENIORS (15)
 * Anthony Adedipe, de
 * Mory Banks, db
 * Melvin Camarena, de
 *** Adam Hawkins, rb
  ** Erik Larson, c
 * Chris Martin, cb
 *** AUSTIN MATSON, de
 ** Paul Mencke, wr/qb
 *** Brad Philley, rb/lb
 *** REED RAYMOND, ot
 ** RYAN RAYMOND, og
 *** Lamont Thompson, fs
 * Alex Tinsley, rb
 * Marcus Williams, wr
 *** FARWAN ZUBEDI, wr

Offense - 9 Defense - 6 Kickers - 0

1999 STARTERS - 5 Offense - 3 Defense - 1 Kickers - 0

JUNIORS (11) * Adam Davis, wr ** Joey Hollenbeck, ol ** Serign Marong, lb * Anthony Matthews, db * Josh Moen, wr ** BILLY NEWMAN, db ** James Price, lb ** Raonall Smith, lb ** Jeremy Thielbahr, rb ** Tupo Tuupo, lb * Jason White, wr

Offense - 5 Defense - 6 Kickers - 0

1999 STARTERS - 1 Offense - 0 Defense - 1 Kickers - 0

SOPHOMORES (17) * Ing Aleaga, dt * Eric Boose, dt * DEON BURNETT, rb * DeAndre Douglas, wr * Jason Gesser, qb * COLLIN HENDERSON, wr * TOMASI KONKAIKA, dt * Phillip Locker III, ol * RUSSELL MIZIN, te * Curtis Nettles, wr * Derrick Roche, ol * Fred Shavies, lb * Josh Shavies, te * Melvin Simmons, lb * Wendell Smith, db * MARCUS TRUFANT, cb * Virgil Williams, db

Offense - 9 Defense - 8 Kickers - 0

1999 STARTERS - 5 Offense - 3 Defense - 2 Kickers - 0

1999 Starters in Caps

WASHINGTON STATE LETTERMEN LOST (22)

OFFENSE (11)
 ** Alvin Arzu, rb
 *** STEVE BIRNBAUM, qb
 ** Joe Criscione, ol
 ** Sean DeCambra, wr
 ** Leaford Hackett, wr
 * Jason Hughes, ol
 ** MIKE SCHWARZ, ol
 *** Corey Scott, te
 **** NIAN TAYLOR, wr
 ** RYAN TUJAGUE, ol
 ** L. WALDEN-SCHULZ, ol

Starters - 5

DEFENSE (9) **** GRADY EMMERSON, lb ** Joe Gecas, lb **** LeJUAN GIBBONS, cb **** STEVE GLEASON, lb ** Mark Hedeen, de **** Torry Hollimon, db **** ROB MEIER, dt ** JESSE RATCLIFF, de ** EARL RILEY, ss

Starters - 6

KICKERS (2) ** KAREEM ANDERSON, p **** RIAN LINDELL, pk

Starters - 2

1999 Starters in Caps

PRESIDENT: V. Lane Rawlins FOUNDED: 1890
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Jim Sterk FACULTY REP: Ken Casavant
NICKNAME: Cougars
COLORS: Crimson/Gray
CONFERENCE: Pacific-10
ENROLLMENT: 20,500
LOCATION: P.O. Box 641610, Pullman, WA 99164-1610
STADIUM: Martin Stadium (37,600), FieldTurf

SID: Rod Commons
ASSISTANTS: Linda Chalich, Craig Lawson, Rebecka McKinney
SID OFFICE: Bohler Add. 195, Pullman, WA 99164-1602

PHONES:
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2000 WSU SCHEDULE 1999 WSU RESULTS Sept. 2 Stanford at Pullman Sept. 4 7-27 Utah at Pullman Sept. 9 Open Sept. 11 17-54 Stanford at Palo Alto Sept. 16 Utah at Salt Lake City Sept. 18 7-28 Idaho at Pullman Sept. 23 Idaho at Pullman Sept. 25 24-30 Arizona at Pullman Sept. 30 California at Berkeley Oct. 2 31-7 California at Pullman Oct. 7 Boise State at Pullman Oct. 9 44-0 Louisiana-Lafayette at Pullman Oct. 14 Arizona at Tucson Oct. 16 Open Oct. 21 Arizona State at Pullman Oct. 23 21-33 Arizona State at Tempe Oct. 28 Oregon State at Corvallis Oct. 30 13-27 Oregon State at Pullman Nov. 4 Oregon at Pullman Nov. 6 10-52 Oregon at Eugene Nov. 11 USC at Los Angeles Nov. 13 28-31 USC at Pullman Nov. 18 Washington at Pullman Nov. 20 14-24 Washington at Seattle Nov. 27 22-14 Hawaii at Honolulu

2000 Special Days:

Future Cougar/Band/Armed Forces Day       Oct. 7     Boise State
Homecoming/Land Grant Days/ Foundation    Sept. 23   Idaho
Dads' Day                                 Oct. 21    Arizona State
Apple Cup                                 Nov. 18    Washington

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