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Undrafted Stanford players sign NFL free-agent contracts

Three former Stanford football student-athletes have signed NFL undrafted free agent contracts with five more earning invitations to minicamp tryouts.


Those signing undrafted free agent contracts include Ryan Hewitt (Cincinnati Bengals), Josh Mauro (Pittsburgh Steelers) and Shayne Skov (San Francisco 49ers), with minicamp tryout opportunities extended to Devon Carrington (Pittsburgh Steelers), Kevin Danser (Tennessee Titans), Jarek Lancaster (Oakland Raiders), Anthony Wilkerson (Indianapolis Colts) and Khalil Wilkes (San Diego Chargers).

Stanford had a record-tying six former players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, tying the mark previously set in 1972, 1975, 1985 and 2005.

Stanford led all Pac-12 teams with its six draft selections. UCLA (5) and Oregon (4) followed with the conference seeing 34 selections in all.

It marked the fifth straight year that Stanford had at least three players drafted. Stanford's 2014 class finished their Cardinal careers with four straight BCS bowl games and a 32-2 record at Stanford Stadium.

Softball

Six Stanford players earned All-Pac-12 honors and three freshmen were selected to the All-Pac-12 Freshman Team, as announced by the conference Wednesday.

Kylie Sorenson and Leah White received All-Pac-12 Second Team honors. Sorenson led Stanford in multiple offensive categories, including batting average (.363), doubles (16), total bases (92), slugging percentage (.586), walks (37), on-base percentage (.495) and fewest strikeouts (9).

White was terrific in the leadoff position in the lineup, leading Stanford in hits (62) and ranking second in batting average (.356), runs (42) and on-base percentage (.441). White excelled against Pac-12 opponents, leading the Cardinal in batting average (.350), runs (20), hits (28) and total bases (42).

Kayla Bonstrom, Jessica Plaza, Madi Schreyer and Hanna Winter were named All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention.

Four of the six Cardinal recognized on the All-Pac-12 team are underclassmen, highlighting the strong foundation Stanford will return next season.

Sorenson and Schreyer also were named to the All-Pac-12 Freshman Team. Schreyer finished the season 22-14 with a 3.70 ERA and 171 strikeouts in 242.1 innings. She recorded the most appearances (47), starts (39) and innings pitched (242.1) of any pitcher in the Pac-12.

Bessie Noll received honorable mention All-Pac-12 Freshman Team accolades. Noll started every game in right field for the Cardinal and finished the year with a .288 batting average, eight doubles, three home runs and 24 RBI.

— Stanford Athletics

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