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Aug 6, 2013 1:21 PM by Andrew Masuda

Cal Poly football ranked #11 in Coaches Poll, names captains

Sullivan Grosz, Johnny Millard, Cole Stanford and Lefi Letuligasenoa have been selected as team captains for the 2013 Cal Poly football team. The Mustangs opened fall camp on Monday and learned they will open the season ranked #11 in the Football Championship Subdivision Coaches Poll.

Grosz, a senior defensive tackle, is a captain for the second time. He has started 23 straight games and enters this season with 118 career tackles, 13.5 sacks, 26.5 tackles for lost yardage and 3 forced fumbles. The 6-5, 295 pound Grosz was selected for the 2013 College Football Performance Awards preseason watch list for the second year in a row for defensive tackles. He was also named to the Sports Network's Preseason All-American Third Team and the All-Big Sky Conference Preseason First Team.

The 6-3, 240 pound Millard is a senior linebacker. He has 10 or more tackles in eight games as a Mustang. He finished third last season on the Mustangs with 72 tackles and was named to the All-Big Sky Conference Second Team. Millard has 192 total tackles, including 17.5 for lost yardage and 5.5 sacks.

Stanford is coming off a breakthrough junior season. The 6-2, 225 pounder rushed for 241 yards on 38 carries and caught 17 passes for 468 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Letuligasenoa will start at right guard on the offensive line for the third straight year. The 6-1, 300 pounder has started 22 games in his first three seasons as a Mustang.??Last fall, Letuligasenoa was part of an offensive line which helped Cal Poly's offense finish first in the Football Championship Subdivision in passing efficiency, third in rushing offense, seventh in scoring offense, eighth in fewest sacks allowed (10 in 12 games) and No. 13 in total offense.

The Mustangs are coming off a 9-3 season and a share of the Big Sky Conference title. While the Mustangs are 11th in the FCS Coaches Poll, North Dakota State opens at number one with 23 of the 25 first place votes. Montana State and Eastern Washington are ranked 2nd and 3rd. Sam Houston State and Wofford round out the top 5.

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