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DT Michael Marquardt

He plays on a position in great need for help, and after turning heads on the scout team it's no wonder why great things are expected from defensive tackle Michael Marquardt. He was forced to sit out in 2005 following his transfer from BYU, and by his own admission being away from football did have some positives. Nevertheless, he's aware of the incredible opportunity that he has with the Sun Devils, and knows that the journey to possible greatness starts right now in spring practice.

"Yeah, it's been a long time and I'm happy to be back," said the 6-4 288 Michael Marquardt on the first day of spring practice. "I was worried about sitting out for a year, and I knew there would be a lot of challenges because I wouldn't be able to play. Fortunately, I had a good experience and I learned a lot from our offense, especially the guys on the offensive line. They helped me get better...

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