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Monday, July 15, 2013
Who leads the Pac-12 in career starts?

By Ted Miller

Experience matters. One of the reasons to be high on Georgia's offense this year is quarterback Aaron Murray is a talented guy with 41 career starts, which just happens to lead the nation.

So who leads the Pac-12 in career starts?

Well, the Arizona State sports information department crunched some numbers and provided the Pac-12 blog with a list (number is career starts):
35 Brian Blechen, LB/DB, Utah

35 Michael Philipp, OT, Oregon State

34 Evan Finkenberg, OL, Arizona State

32 Osahon Irabor, DB, Arizona State

30 Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State

30 John Fullington, OL, Washington State

To me, this is more evidence of a position of strength this year in the Pac-12: Offensive line. That's also an area where experience often matters most.

Here's the national list -- the Pac-12 will see a lot of these guys in nonconference competitition.


41 Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia

39 Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State

39* Taylor Martinez, QB, Nebraska

39 Demarco Nelson, S, Tulsa

38 Wesley Johnson, OT, Vanderbilt

38 Tyler Larsen, OC, Utah State

38* Eathyn Manumaleuna, DL, BYU

38 Hakeem Smith, S, Louisville

38 Travis Swanson, OC, Arkansas

38 Mason Walters, OG, Texas

37 Ja’Wuan James, OT, Tennessee

37 Perry Simmons, OT, Duke

37* Brandon Wimberly, WR, Nevada

36* Ricardo Allen, CB, Purdue

36* Kolton Browning, QB, Louisiana-Monroe

36 Ross Cockrell, CB, Duke

36* James Hurst, OT, North Carolina

36 Derrell Johnson, LB, East Carolina

36 Weston Richburg, OC, Colorado State

36* Corey Robinson, QB, Troy

36 Sydney Sarmiento, DT, Duke

36* Nathan Scheelhaase, QB, Illinois

36 Marquis Spruill, LB, Syracuse

36 Dovante Wallace, OT, New Mexico State

35 Brian Blechen, LB/DB, Utah

35 Noel Grigsby, WR, San Jose State

35 Michael Philipp, OT, Oregon State

34 Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin

34 Evan Finkenberg, OL, Arizona State

34 Ethan Hemer, DL, Wisconsin

34 Shawn Jackson, LB, Tulsa

34* Nicholas Kaspar, OG, San Jose State

34 Tanner Price, QB, Wake Forest

33 Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

33 Jon Halapio, OG, Florida

33* Cody Hoffman, WR, BYU

33 Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

33* Chase Rettig, QB, Boston College

33* Keith Smith, LB, San Jose State

33 Nikita Whitlock, NT, Wake Forest

32 Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech

32* Bruce Gaston, DT, Purdue

32* John Hardy-Tuliau, DB, Hawai’i

32 Osahon Irabor, DB, Arizona State

32 Shaun Lewis, LB, Oklahoma State

32 Eric Schultz, OT, Utah State

31 Stetson Burnett, OL, Tulsa

31 Avery Cunningham, S, Central Michigan

31* Nosa Eguae, DL, Auburn

31 Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia

31* Isaiah Newsome, S, Louisiana-Monroe

31* Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB, Boston College

31* Nickoe Whitley, S, Mississippi State

30* Josh Allen, OL, Louisiana-Monroe

30 Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State

30 John Fullington, OL, Washington State

30 Terrance Lloyd, DE, Baylor

30* Tavarese Maye, WR, Louisiana-Monroe

30* Chris Pickett, S, Troy

30* Austin Wentworth, OT, Fresno State

* non-consecutive