The cornerstone pieces of Fresno State’s defense – one of the best in the nation in 2018 – are back and eyeing a stronger season in 2019.
Fresno State’s rushing attack has been a consistent and reliable weapon. Despite some injuries, running back Ronnie Rivers is looking ahead to a big year.
The final scrimmage at Bulldog Stadium before the 2019 season focused on establishing a gameday routine, down to halftime breaks.
Though he’s never started a game for Fresno State before, QB Jorge Reyna spent two years sitting behind Marcus McMaryion, and started prepping in spring.
Although there’s much turnover on the offensive line, the position group has been one of the most consistent under head coach Jeff Tedford.
Walker is as versatile as they come in college football. His on-field play and off-field leadership places him at the center of the Bulldog defense in 2019.
With a lot of preseason hype surrounding him, Fresno State tight end Jared Rice is tuning it out and focusing on being a team leader for 2019.
One of the biggest losses from 2018’s championship Bulldog squad is the wide receiver position. Only one receiver returns to Fresno State with experience.
“These guys are flying around. I’ve got to tip my hat off to them. It’s hot outside, but these guys are excited,” linebacker Mykal Walker said Wednesday.
Fresno State’s President will represent the Mountain West Conference on the body that operates the College Football Playoffs.