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Beau Bandura (6-7, 255 lb. Offensive Lineman) A walk-on from Corona del Sol HS (Tempe), Bandura lettered in football and wrestling at Corona. Captain of his wrestling team, second-team All-Conference on offensive line and second-team All State selection in wrestling as a heavyweight; went 42-1 his senior year as a heavyweight. Only ASU appearance in 2004 was season opener; slotted as a right guard for the Devils.

Robert James (5-11, 215 lb. Linebacker) James was a second-team All-City selection as defensive back at Maryvale HS, and earned first-team honors at running back. Was team captain of both football and track teams during his senior year at Maryvale. On the football field, he collected 102 tackles as a junior and 1,300 yards rushing as a senior. Played in 10 ASU games in 2004, recording a season-high four tackles (three solo) in the season finale against Arizona.

Chris MacDonald (6-4, 215 lb. punter) A first-team All-State selection and team MVP at Red Mountain HS (Phoenix), MacDonald played wide receiver, defensive back, punter and kicker—and played all special teams. He kicked a 53-yard field goal in the playoffs, to set a school record, and also led the team at his wide receiver position, with 22.3 yards per catch. MacDonald was a freshman All-American last year, playing in all 12 games for ASU. He’s a walk-on who earned his scholarship during the 2004 camp.

Brent Miller (6-5, 237 lb. tight end/halfback) Rated as the No. 5 player in the state by both SuperPrep and Rivals his senior year at Desert Vista HS (Phoenix). Miller was also a first-team All-Arizona selection of the Arizona Republic. Miller was very versatile, playing linebacker, quarterback, fullback, tight end, wide receiver, and even returned punts; rushed for 220 yards his senior year. A 3.9 grade-point average helped him earn Scholar Athlete of the Year; he was also Athlete of the Year from his sophomore through senior years. Played in all 12 games for ASU in 2004.

Zach Miller Not pictured (6-4, 253 lb. tight end, halfback) A unanimous selection as the No. 1 tight end prospect in the nation coming out of Desert Vista HS (Phoenix), Miller (brother to Brent) earned too many accolades to include, but some of the most notable were his selection as USA Today’s first-team All American and PrepStar’s distinction as the No. 1 tight end, 50 overall prospect in the nation, No. 7 prospect in the West, and member of the top 100 “Dream Team.” Rivals.com and SuperPrep both named him the state’s No. 1 player. His senior year, he had 47 catches for 790 yards and six touchdowns. On defense, he ran up 134 tackles and 11 quarterback sacks. A 4.0 GPA student, he also excelled at track, setting a school record in the discus and was the 2004 regional champion in the shotput. Last year at ASU, he was a second-team All- American, just one of four freshmen in the nation to earn first- or second-team honors. Listed as the eighth-best tight end in the country in 2004, he shattered ASU’s frehman receiving records and was named the PAC 10 Freshman of the Year.

Kellen Mills (6-3, 243 lb. defensive end) At Mountain View HS (Mesa), Mills was a first-team All-State and first-team All-Region selection and team captain. A former walk-on who earned a scholarship last spring, Mills played in all 12 games last year, mostly on special teams. He has moved from his tight end/halfback role to this defensive line this year. Brett Nenaber (6-1, 209 lb. linebacker) Nenaber played defensive back and quarterback at Corona del Sol HS (Tempe); earned honorable mention All-Region at both positions. He was the team captain as a senior, while also contributing to the baseball team, where he earned honorable mention All-Region as a pitcher. A walk-on at ASU, he has moved from safety to linebacker for 2005, and is also expected to get time on the special teams.

Brett Palmer (6-2, 287 lb. defensive tackle) Rated as the No. 4 player in the state and No. 48 in the nation by SuperPrep coming out of Marcos de Niza HS (Tempe). Palmer led his high school team in sacks and tackles during both his junior and senior seasons, and is second in all-time sacks at the school. He bench presses 365 lbs. and squats 525 lbs., while maintaining 4.9 speed in the 40-yard dash. He played in three games for the Devils last year.

Andrew Pettes (6-4, 234 lb. tight end/halfback) Pettes was the No. 7 ranked player in Arizona and No. 12 tight end in the nation (Rivals.com) coming out of Moon Valley HS (Phoenix). He caught 44 passes for 635 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior. An ironman of durability, he had 33 consecutive starts over three years, playing both defense and offense. The all-time leader in career receiving yards (1,475) and was the winner of the 2003 National Power Lifting competition in the 238-lb. weight class. In 2004, he played in only three games for ASU and received a medical red shirt, thus listed as a freshman this year.

Mike Pollak (6-4, 285 lb. offensive lineman) An Arizona Republic first-team All-American at Corona del Sol HS (Tempe), where he played both guard and defensive tackle. His senior stats included 92 percent pass blocking and 86 percent run blocking. He was rated the No. 6 offensive lineman in the West by PacWestFootball.com and the No. 8 prospect in the state by SuperPrep. Captained both the football and baseball teams his senior year. Pollak played in eight games for ASU last year, starting the first four of the season in place of injured Drew Hodgdon.

Tyrice Thompson (6-5, 220 lb. defensive lineman) A versatile athlete who lettered in football, baseball and track in high school, Thompson played quarterback as a freshman and sophomore at South Mountain HS (Phoenix) and wide receiver as a junior and senior. A first-team All-League player, he was his team’s MVP as a senior, with 47 receptions for 700 yards and seven touchdowns. A walkon at ASU, Thompson was moved to the defensive line from halfback this spring. He played in all 12 games in 2004, mostly on special teams.