The defense will be represented by outside linebacker Keaton Kristick
and defensive tackle Stephen Paea while the offense will be represented
by quarterbacks Sean Canfield and Lyle Moevao and offensive guard
Kristick, a Lott Trophy candidate, is the team's top returning tackler with
82 stops, including 14.0 for loss and four pass breakups. Paea returns at
defensive tackle after starting 12 of 13 games last year grabbing 41 tackles
including 11 for loss and a returning high five sacks. Of the five captains, Paea is the only junior.
Canfield turned in a strong spring throwing for 549 yards and eight
touchdowns in two spring games; he will open up fall camp atop the depth chart.
Moevao watched spring drills from the sidelines as he recovered from right
shoulder surgery, but is expected to be completely healed before fall camp
starts in early August.
Peat is the team's most experienced offensive lineman with 15 career starts,
including a team high 14 straight, and will line up at right guard.
Last year's team captains were receiver Sammie Stroughter, defensive
end Victor Butler, offensive tackle Andy Levitre and cornerback