Mike MacIntyre has sped up the timeline and announced the captains for the 2013 season. Four seniors, two juniors. A quarterback that had few starting opportunities in a 1-win season, a receiver that didn't play, and a two-time linebacker selection make up half of the captains that will lead this team into a new era of Colorado football.
All in all, I like the selections. There is a ton of youth on this team and these are the guys that will have to lead and shape the inexperienced talent. What does everyone else think?
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Selected after two rounds of voting by their fellow Buffs were four seniors, offensive tackle Jack Harris, defensive end Chidera Uzo-Diribe, and linebackers Paul Vigo and Derrick Webb, along with two juniors, wide receiver Paul Richardson and quarterback Connor Wood.
Off and on during CU's history, non-seniors have served as captains (nine since 1985), with two doing so last year, Webb and offensive tackle David Bakhtiari, who declared for the National Football League Draft last January and was a fourth round selection by the Green Bay Packers.
Webb makes some history, as he becomes just the sixth player to serve as a full-time Buffalo captain in multiple seasons. He joins two players from the 19th Century, quarterback Pat Carney (1891, 1892, 1893) and end Harry Gamble (1894, 1896), along with three others from the last three decades, linebacker Barry Remington (1985, 1986), tailback Bobby Purify (2003, 2004) and quarterback Joel Klatt (2004, 2005).
"We elected captains early this year so they could be leaders throughout the summer," MacIntyre said. "We demand and expect a lot out of our leaders on this team, and I'm very excited about the six players selected by their teammates to serve as the captains."