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Pac-12 returning starters

1/9/2013

With Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Will Sutton announcing he will return to Arizona State for his senior year, which surprised me, it seemed like a good time to go ahead and list returning starter numbers for 2013.

There is some fudge factor here because many teams list more than 11 guys on either or both sides of the ball. And this doesn't take into account guys who missed all or much of the year with injuries, such as USC DE Devon Kennard, Washington DE Hau’oli Jamora or Colorado WR Paul Richardson.

And a couple of guys might still announce they will enter the NFL draft.

So here we go.

Arizona: 6 offense, 11 defense, no specialists

Arizona State: 7 offense, 8 defense, kicker

California: 5 offense, 6 defense, 2 secialists

Colorado: 9 offense, 7 defense, 2 specialists

Oregon: 8 offense, 7 defense, kicker

Oregon State: 8 offense, 7 defense, 2 specialists

Stanford: 7 offense, 8 defense, kicker

UCLA: 6 offense, 6 defense, kicker

USC: 8 offense, 8 defense, kicker

Utah: 6 offense, 6 defense, no specialists

Washington: 10 offense, 8 defense, 2 specialists

Washington State: 9 offense, 9 defense, 2 specialists