#5 eli blair-may - senior db
Blair-May is a three-year starter at strong safety. Last year, he broke up four passes and intercepted one, which he ran back 30 yards. He tied for seventh on the team in tackles with 21.
#37 Will Kearney - senior lb * captain
Kearney is the top returning tackler from last year as he finished third on the team with 45. He also recorded two sacks, five tackles for a loss, two interceptions, one fumble recovery, and three pass break-ups.
#68 ryan schutta - senior ol * captain
Schutta is a two-year starter on the offensive line and brings veteran leadership to the Cardinals. He’ll play a significant role in Wesleyan’s success this season.
#15 ben thaw - senior db * captain
Thaw is a three-year starter in the secondary. In 2017, he led the conference in interceptions with four, while also breaking up six passes, and in 2018 he earned All-NESCAC Second Team Defense with 39 tackles, two interceptions, six pass break-ups, and 1.5 tackles for a loss.
#48 Chase Pratt - senior lb
Pratt is a two-year athlete (baseball and football) who will look to build off an impressive junior campaign in which he recorded 21 tackles.
#4 taj gooden - junior dl
Gooden returns to the Cardinals as the team’s most decorated athlete. He was named a 2019 D3football.com Preseason All-American Second Team Defense selection after earning All-NESCAC First Team Defense a year ago. He was also named a Cliff Harris Award Nominee and a D3football.com All-Region First Team Defense selection as a junior.
#60 bryce jenkins - junior ol
Jenkins is another two-year starter on the offensive line and has plenty of experience entering his junior season.
#2 danny banks - sophomore db
Banks made an immediate impact as a freshman. He played in eight games and finished with 19 tackles and one interception.
#8 David estevez
Estevez saw action in all nine games last season, making a contribution both offensively and on special teams. He rushed 12 times, caught 16 passes, and returned 15 kickoffs and 13 punt returns. He finished second on the team in all-purpose yards with 611, averaging 67.9 per game.
#83 Matt simco - sophomore WR
Simco should expect to have a bigger role in the offense this season after an impressive freshman campaign.