Oh, Pac-12 refs, you’ve gone and done it again.
With Stanford facing 3rd-and-1 from its own 38-yard-line, Cardinal fullback Ryan Hewitt was stuffed by the USC defense for what appeared to be no gain. Heck, when they brought the chains out, the ball actually appeared short of the marker. But somehow, Stanford was given a first down. Check it out:
Somewhere, Wisconsin coach Gary...
2009's recruiting class saw Stanford sign four tight ends, an unusually high number that has paid dividends throughout the careers of Zach Ertz, Levine Toilolo, and Ryan Hewitt. Now, with the cupboard almost bare, David Shaw looks to reload with Greg Taboada, Eric Cotton, Austin Hooper, and Durham Smythe.
Big names populate Part II of The Bootleg's Rose Bowl Locker Room report. Ryan Hewitt, Zach Ertz, Joshua Garnett, and Kevin Hogan all check in with David Lombardi in the victorious Stanford locker room.
Oregon State, Oregon, and UCLA close out Stanford's 2012 regular season. Roses are still within smelling distance. Veterans Chase Thomas and Ryan Hewitt joined The Bootleg Radio to talk ball this week.
As fresh faces abound the starting offensive corps, tight end/fullback Ryan Hewitt will bring some steadiness to the unit. Hewitt is one of Stanford’s more versatile players. Though he’s not a two-way player in the mold of Owen Marecic, Hewitt transitioned with ease between fullback and tight end last season, and figures to do the same this year, especially with the departure of Coby Fleener.
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck (C) celebrates a touchdown with teammates Stephan Taylor (33) and Ryan Hewitt (R) against Oregon State during the second half of their NCAA football game in Corvallis, Oregon, November 5, 2011. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
By this time in most college football seasons, we know who is winning the Heisman Trophy...
Though most of the Cardinal backfield will look similar to last year’s squad, one notable
change will be at fullback, where redshirt sophomore Ryan Hewitt will take over from fourth-round draft pick Owen Marecic. Though Hewitt has played at both tight end and fullback during
his Stanford career, he will play exclusively in the backfield this season.