Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Wildcat Seniors Play Final Game at Arizona Stadium
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: November 02, 1999
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Arizona's Nov. 6 football game against Washington (ABC-TV regional, 1:35 p.m.) is a feature of UA's Homecoming, but it also represents the final home game for the Wildcat senior players:

Linebacker Marcus Bell, St. Johns, Ariz. -
The Cats' leading tackler the past three seasons, Bell is a semi-finalist for the Butkus Award

Defensive back Luis Campos, Loomis, Calif. -
An injury halted this walk-on player's career in August... He lettered on special teams last year.

Tailback Trung Canidate, Phoenix, Ariz. -
One more normal' game for Trung should give him the No. 1 spot on the Cats all-time rushing chart.

Cornerback Leland Gayles, Renton, Wash. -
Gayles twice fought back from adversity and earned three letters as a specialist and starter.

Linebacker Stadford Glover, El Paso, Texas -
Versatile three-year letterman who played inside, outside and on special teams throughout his career.

Safety Derek Hall, Crestwood, Ill. -
A three-year letterman who earned his stripes an special teams and as the best Ball Hawk'

Defensive back James Hinrichs, Tucson, Ariz. -
Hinrichs' speed getting down field put him on kicking teams starting units the past two years.

Cornerback Kelvin Hunter, Los Angeles, Calif. -
Two-year starter in one of the toughest positions on UA's team man-to-man pass coverage.

Free Safety Rafell Jones, San Diego, Calif. -
True freshman specialist in 1995, and kept going to earn two years' starting role in secondary.

Defensive tackle J.J. Joppru, Minnetonka, Minn. -
A junior college transfer who's improved to become a key on the Cats' defensive front in 1999.

Defensive tackle James Lews, Bell, Calif. -
Three-year letterman who came back after chronic leg problems seemingly ended his career.

Placekicker Mark McDonald, Santa Monica, Calif. -
Four-year letterman who scored more than 150 points in three years as the top placekicker.

Wide receiver Dennis Northcutt, Los Angeles, Calif. -
Four-year starter who will leave as the Wildcat career leader in receptions, yards and all-purpose yards.

Safety Greg Payne Jr., Los Osos, Calif. -
Juco transfer whose presence shored the 12-1 Cats a year ago and gives UA its best DB in 1999.

Whip linebacker DaShon Polk, Pacoima, Calif. -
One of the big keys to Arizona's defense has been the physical play of this four-year letterman.

Offensive tackle Manuia Savea, Aulo, American Samoa -
Two-year career at UA was one reason for the Wildcats' record-setting offensive improvement.

Quarterback Keith Smith, Newbury Park, Calif. -
From freshman All-America onward his passing and running made him UA's No. 2 all-time total offense leader.

Linebacker Scooter Sprotte, Lakeside, Ariz. -
Four-year letterman as a running back, safety, kick returner and linebacker, where he made nearly 100 tackles.

Defensive lineman Dolphin Tillman, Lynwood, Calif. -
Four-year letterman called on to play a different position each year, whether defense or offense.

Offensive tackle Ega Usu, Lawndale, Calif. -
Versatile two-year letterman and regular on the front line during Arizona's offensive ascension.

Outside linebacker D.J. Vasquez, Scottsdale, Ariz. -
Walk-on player from the juco ranks whose special teams' play earned him two letters as a Wildcat.

Fullback Jim Wendler, Prospect Heights, Ill. -
Stick-to-it guy whose unselfish play and hard work paid off with solid playing time as two-year regular.

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