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4: 18 WSU Seniors Bid Their “Adieu”

November 3, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Washington State Cougars running back Leon Brooks (23) prior to a game against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Washington State says goodbye and most of all THANK YOU to a class that’s been through the darkness. Finally, these kids have gotten to appreciate their hard work with the bowl week of activities and will have a grand time Saturday. Gotta be especially happy for these guys that put so much into the program and didn’t see the field much, relative to what they hoped for when they committed and signed their LOI’s to turn this baby around. Guys like Brooks, Byers and Oertel played sparingly in their careers at their actual positions, but their efforts are appreciated, along with the 14 other guys that made big contributions this season.

Running Back

  • Leon Brooks – Harbor City, CA

Offensive Line

  • Zach Brevick – Fall City, WA
  • Rico Forbes – Houston, TX
  • Matt Goetz – San Antonio, TX
  • Elliot Bosch – Spokane, WA
  • John Fullington – Bellfair, WA


  • Mike Bowlin – Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Andrew Furney – Burlington, WA

Defensive Backs

  • Damante Horton – Oakland, CA
  • Deone Bucannon – Fairfield, CA
  • Casey Locker – Ferndale, WA
  • Nolan Washington – Seattle, WA
  • Anthony Carpenter – Los Angeles, CA


  • Eric Oertel – Racine, WI
  • Justin Sagote – Santa Clara, CA
  • Jared Byers – Pullman, WA

Defensive Line

Matthew Bock – Mission Viejo, CA

Ioane Gauta – Anaheim, CA