To no surprise, senior Kevin Hogan will start at quarterback for Stanford for the third straight season, and classmate Evan Crower will back him up for the second consecutive year. You can follow him on Twitter at @RJ_Abeytia and follow The Bootleg @TheBootleg for up to the moment Cardinal news and analysis. R.J. Abeytia has been contributing to The Bootleg since 2014. eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'stanforddaily_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_3',175,'0','0']));Fifth-year senior fullback Lee Ward will be the Cardinal’s lead blocker, with senior Patrick Skov backing him up, as expected. One of Stanford’s strongest units from 2010-12 was its weakest last season. To contact him, please email jbeyda "at" stanford.edu. And don't forget to sign up for our Bootleg Newsletter! Stay tuned to TheBootleg.com for Stanford Football and Basketball Team and Recruiting Updates all year long! CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. R.J. Abeytia has been contributing to The Bootleg since 2014. He’ll team with guard Joshua Garnett to form a 640-pound wall on the left side. The Stanford Cardinal are officially back — and we’re ready for a six-game, soon to be seven-game season in 2020.. With the turning of a new season, we have new faces on the roster as well as some new numbers, heights and weights for members of the 2020 Cardinal team.. Here’s the incoming class of freshman numbers and measurables: DEFENSIVE BACKS: Three starters return to what should be one of the top defensive backfields in the country. Caspers was the only member of that group who was fighting for a starting job in camp, but head coach David Shaw announced on Friday that he had won the spot over senior Brendon Austin, who is now expected to play in an Ogre role. 2020 Football Roster. Hard-hitting safety Jordan Richards is the leader, while cornerbacks Wayne Lyons and Alex Carter play sound man-to-man coverage. Stay tuned to TheBootleg.com for Stanford Football and Basketball Team and Recruiting Updates all year long! He was named Beat Writer of the Year in 2013 by the Football Writers Association of America for his coverage of the Pac-12, won first place for feature writing in 2016 in the Associated Press Sports Editors writing contest and is a five-time APSE honoree. Stanford players attend the first practice of fall camp at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. OFFENSIVE LINE: No position group suffered more attrition than this one: Four starters departed, two with eligibility remaining. The NFL cut its rosters down to 53 players over the weekend so we have a list of the 27 Cardinal still on NFL rosters at the moment. © 2020 The Stanford Daily Publishing Corporation, Support The Stanford Daily when you shop on. Why is that important? Jordan Williamson will kick for Stanford for a fourth consecutive year, with fellow fifth-year senior Ben Rhyne starting at punter. The top candidates for the other safety spot are Kyle Olugbode and converted receiver Kodi Whitfield. QUARTERBACK: Stanford’s season depends, in part, on whether junior Kevin Hogan makes the jump to the top tier of quarterbacks in the Pac-12. No other passers were listed; sophomore Ryan Burns is believed to be the third quarterback and highly touted freshman Keller Chryst, who will almost certainly redshirt, does not appear on the depth chart. But as the depth chart did not list any nickelbacks, it’s hard to tell what the coaching staff has in mind as far as the secondary’s rotation goes.