Coach: Vernon Brown, third season (8-10)
2011 record: 4-5 (3-4 Northeast League)
Returning letterwinners: Seven
Returning starters: Three offense, four defense
Base offensive set: Spread
Base defensive set: 3-3-5
Top offensive players: RB/WR Justin Brown (Sr.); OL Dallas Kounovsky (Jr.); TE Marquille Cleveland (Sr.)
Top defensive players: DB Justin Brown (Sr.); DB Marcus Fletcher (Sr.); LB Fareti Tauaivale (Jr.); DB Elijah Williams (Sr.); DL Dominick Patterson (Sr.)
Top newcomers: QB Joshua Brown (So.); DB Marvin Williams (Sr.); OL Jaleel Martin (Sr.)
Key losses: DE Michael Williams; LB Ty Nihipali; DB Darion Ashley
Outlook: Coach Brown hopes the team’s move to the Southeast League will mean a return to the postseason for the first time since 2004.
Justin Brown will have to do a lot for that to happen. The senior rushed for 592 yards and six TDs, and had 22 catches for 173 yards and two scores last season. He also recorded 32 tackles on defense.
Tuaivale, who had 78 tackles, and Fletcher will play key roles on defense for the Sundevils, who allowed 50 or more points three times last season.