Stanford has produced name players, from Frankie Albert to James Lofton to John Elway.
But rarely have the names screamed football like those of two Cardinal defensive stars--Tank Williams and Coy Wire.
Williams is a 6-foot-3, 225-pound free safety and Jim Thorpe Award candidate. He has three interceptions, but is best known for his hits.
"Physically, he's everything you look for in a football player," Cardinal secondary coach Denny Schuler said. "He's got cornerback speed and linebacker size."
Wire is a 6-1, 218-pound linebacker and Lombardi Award candidate. He leads Stanford with 41 tackles and has blocked a punt.