Stanford announces six team captains for the 2022 season
Stanford has named its team captains for the new season.
The Cardinal announced six team captains on Monday, players who were voted on by the rest of the team. Wideout Michael Wilson, a fifth-year wideout from Simi Valley, California, is the eighth two-time captain in coach David Shaw’s 12 seasons. He’s joined by quarterback Tanner McKee, center Drake Nugent, linebackers Levani Damuni and Ricky Miezan, and safety Jonathan McGill.
Congrats to our 2022 Team Captains!
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Wilson had 19 catches for 185 yards in just four games last season, cut short by injury. He has 89 career catches for 1,059 yards and seven touchdowns.
A true junior, McKee returns after starting nine games last season to lead a resurgent Stanford offense. The Corona, California, native threw for 2,237 yards and 15 touchdowns in what was his first extended action at the college level. McKee has drawn rave reviews from NFL Draft analysts this offseason as one of the top quarterback prospects in the upcoming class.
A Rimington Trophy and Outland Trophy preseason watch list selection, Nugent returns to anchor the Stanford offensive line. He started all 12 games for the Cardinal last season.
Damuni turned in a strong performance in his fourth year in the program last season, leading the team with 88 tackles. He had 42 the year prior. He’s a preseason All-Pac-12 honorable mention selection.
Miezan is also entering his fifth season in the program. After just seven appearances in his first three seasons, the Virginia native broke out with eight starts and 11 appearances. He finished with 68 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, two pass breakups, and a fumble recovery.
The 5-foot-9 McGill is a true senior looking for a clean bill of health in 2022. He played just two games last season, but showed tremendous instincts in that brief action. He had an interception in each appearance.
Stanford begins its season against Colgate at home on Sept. 3.