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Arizona State senior QB Taylor Kelly has been ruled out against UCLA with a foot injury.

Senior Mike Bercovici will start in his place. Kelly was injured against Colorado, and reports immediately surfaced stating he would likely miss this game. UCLA faced quarterback injuries of their own in their last contest, but Brett Hundley is expected to play in this game.
Source: ESPN
Sep 17 - 9:58 AM

Arizona State junior RB D.J. Foster collected 147 rushing yards and a touchdown on 20 carries and 59 receiving yards on four catches and a touchdown in a 38-24 win on Saturday versus Colorado.

Through three games, Foster has 510 rushing yards and five touchdowns, and 139 receiving yards and a touchdown on 11 catches. Arizona State coach Todd Graham said over the summer that Foster would "become a household name this fall." He became one by mid-September. If Foster receives more targets in the passing game, he'll have a shot at the 1,000/1,000 club.
Sep 15 - 12:40 AM

Arizona State senior QB Taylor Kelly is not expected to play against UCLA on September 25 following a foot injury suffered against Colorado, according to ESPN's Joe Schad.

"In a best case scenario maybe ASU’s Taylor Kelly makes it back for USC on" October 4, Schad added. Expect Mike Bercovici to start in Kelly's absence. The Sun Devils have a Saturday off before facing the Bruins on a Thursday. Kelly is an effective college quarterback, but his pro prospects are not good.
Sep 14 - 11:19 PM

Arizona State HC Todd Graham is "very concerned" about the right foot injury Arizona State senior QB Taylor Kelly sustained on Saturday night against Colorado.

Kelly was removed from the game in the third quarter and returned to the sidelines toting crutches. "All is I know is he's out tonight and we'll evaluate it tomorrow," Graham said after the game. "I'm very concerned. It was tough for us tonight, that's part of it. You have to be able to respond." Azcentral.com got a slightly more optimistic quote from the Sun Devils coach, who told the newspaper in his post-game radio interview that Kelly would be "fine" and that ASU would "have a week and half to get [Kelly] ready" before a Thursday matchup versus UCLA on Sept. 25. Kelly completed 13-of-21 passes for 195 yards and rushed for 70 yards and a career-long 50-yard touchdown prior to his injury. Junior Mike Bercovici would start against the Bruins if Kelly can't go.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 14 - 3:58 PM

Arizona State junior RB D.J. Foster collected 216 rushing yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in a 58-23 win on Saturday versus New Mexico.

He added 54 yards on three receptions. Arizona State coach Todd Graham said over the summer that Foster would "become a household name this fall." He was onto something. In Graham's dynamic spread-option offense, the 5-foot-11, 203-pound Foster will continue to put up huge numbers. ESPN's Mel Kiper ranked Foster as the No. 5 draft-eligible RB prospect prior to the season, ahead of Miami's Duke Johnson, FSU's Karlos Williams, Boise State's Jai Ajayi and Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah.
Sep 8 - 12:36 AM

Arizona State senior QB Taylor Kelly completed 18 of 27 attempts for 238 yards and one touchdown in the school's 45-14 win over Weber State.

We do not feel that Kelly has an NFL future (despite many saying otherwise), but he definitely produces at the college level. Arizona State's offense is one to watch, thanks to redshirt junior receiver Jaelen Strong and running back D.J. Foster.
Aug 29 - 11:48 AM

Arizona State redshirt junior WR Jaelen Strong caught 10 passes for 146 yards in the school's 45-14 win over Weber State.

Multiple evaluators list Strong among their top five receivers, and this was a solid start to the season. One 26 yard pass along sideline saw Strong box out his opponent and win at the catch point after climbing the ladder. In fact Strong displayed high pointing ability on multiple grabs. One beat writer noted that Strong was in better shape this season, and it showed in his performance.
Aug 29 - 11:07 AM

Arizona State junior RB D.J. Foster logged 147 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries in the school's 45-14 win over Weber State.

He added 26 yards on four receptions, at least one of which was while split out as a receiver and not just out of the backfield. Foster's most inspiring run occurred in the third quarter, with the running back starting out of the off-set I, spinning out of tackles at the second level and outrunning the defense for a 57 yard score. Foster is just another name to remember in the loaded 2015 running back class.
Aug 29 - 10:33 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Arizona State junior D.J. Foster as the No. 5 draft-eligible RB prospect.

Foster is ranked ahead of Miami's Duke Johnson, FSU's Karlos Williams, Boise State's Jai Ajayi and Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah. Foster's head coach recently said the running back will become a household name and could total 1,000 rushing and receiving yards.
Source: ESPN
Aug 28 - 3:14 PM

Arizona State awarded redshirt senior OL Edward Sarafin and four others scholarships.

Redshirt junior defensive back Jordan Simone, redshirt sophomore receiver Fred Gammage, Brandon Matthews, and redshirt junior linebacker Jason Franklin were the other four players. Sarafin recently announced he is gay, making him the first active FBS player to do so.
Aug 21 - 10:12 AM

Arizona State junior RB D.J. Foster "absolutely could" total 1,000 receiving and rushing yards this season, according to an opposing head coach.

Foster posted 1,154 total yards last season behind Marion Grice, who is now in the NFL. We are not fans of Taylor Kelly's skills in terms of NFL success, but Foster and receiver Jaelen Strong could form a nice offensive duo for the Sun Devils.
Source: Fox Sports
Aug 19 - 3:02 PM

Arizona State redshirt senior OL Edward "Chip" Sarafin said he is surprised by the attention he has received since announcing he was gay.

"I was a little nervous when it came to my attention what a big influence this was having," Sarafin said Thursday. "I did not intend for it to get to the magnitude that it did." In coming out during an interview with the magazine Compete, Sarafin became the first active openly gay Division I football player. "I'm hoping that stuff like this won't be such a big news story, that people will hear stories like this and it won't be such a big thing," Sarafin said. "Eventually, players will be who they are and it's just that, but right now there still needs to be role models for those types of players." Sarafin's teammates didn't take his announcement as a big deal. "I'm really proud of our guys. It's not something that's a surprise to us," Arizona State coach Todd Graham said.
Aug 17 - 1:08 AM

Arizona State redshirt senior OL Edward Sarafin announced he is gay during an interview with Compete.

Compete is a Tempe, Arizona-based LGBT publication. "It was really personal to me and it benefited my peace of mind greatly," Sarafin said regarding his decision to come out to his teammates last spring before announcing it to the public. Sarafin is the first active FBS player to publicly reveal he is gay. The redshirt senior has already graduated with a degree in biomedical engineering.
Source: Compete
Aug 14 - 9:21 AM

Arizona State coach Todd Graham says junior RB D.J. Foster will "become a household name this fall."

If you're looking for a breakout fantasy star, look no further than Foster, who will be tasked with replacing Marion Grice's 1,434 total yards and 20 touchdowns. "He'll become a household name this fall," Graham said. "He's a home run hitter. When he breaks it, he's gone. We'll find a way to get him 25 touches a game. He can be a 1,500-plus-yard back. He's physically a hard runner. He can handle the reps. The sky's the limit." Foster was ranked as ESPN's No. 5 breakout candidate, and is also one of CBS Sports' Rob Rang favorite breakout prospects. In Graham's dynamic spread-option offense, the 5-foot-11, 195-pound Foster (he's reportedly bulked up to 208 pounds) could put up huge numbers. In addition to his work out of the backfield, Foster is an outstanding receiver. He collected 653 receiving yards in 2013 from both the slot and out of the backfield. "We haven't had the physical traits that he has," Graham said.
Aug 13 - 12:58 PM

Arizona State senior DL Marcus Hardison is a sleeper prospect who could break out in 2014, writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"The junior college transfer comes with outstanding size/speed numbers and large degree of athleticism," Pauline wrote. "He has the physical ability to line up as a three technique tackle or a two-gap end. Hardison showed brief flashes last season but must put it all together in 2015 to move up the radar." The 6-foot-5, 298-pounder (4.7 forty) was one of the most heavily recruited JUCOs in the country when he committed to the Sun Devils.
Jul 22 - 4:56 PM


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