Stanford loses leading tackler to transfer portal as exodus continues
Stanford is going through a full transition, and the coach who replaces David Shaw will have their work cut out for them in rebuilding the roster.
The transfer exodus since Shaw’s resignation has featured a number of key players for this past season’s Cardinal team. On Friday, that list added the team’s leading tackler. Levani Damuni plans to enter his name into the transfer portal when the window opens on Monday, Dec. 5.
Thank you, Stanford🌲❤️ pic.twitter.com/0xvmiOw87m
— Levani Damuni (@LevaniDamuni) December 2, 2022
Damuni posted 76 tackles this season, adding 3.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, a sack, and an interception. It was his second straight season leading the defense in tackles, as he posted 88 during the 2021 campaign to go with five TFLs and two sacks.
The fourth-year linebacker was a team captain this past season for Stanford. He appeared in 31 total games, redshirting in 2019. He’ll have up to two years to play at his next school.
Other Stanford players who have announced their intention to enter the portal include safety Jonathan McGill, tight end Bradley Archer, offensive lineman Jake Hornibrook, punter Ryan Sanborn, wideout Colby Bowman, edge rusher Stephen Herron, offensive lineman Drake Metcalf, corner Salim Turner-Muhammad, defensive lineman Jacob Katona, and offensive lineman Drake Nugent. Corner Kyu Blu Kelly has also already declared for the NFL Draft.