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Stanford vs. Arizona: Andrew Luck Could Look To Coby Fleener Early Against 'Cats

Andrew Luck has the talent and arm strength to hit just about any of his wide receivers or tight ends with a pass down the field. In the early going of the 2011 season, Lucks seems to already have a strong connection with tight end Coby Fleener. The Washington Post has the story from the AP:

At 6-foot-6 and 244 pounds of muscle, Fleener's size and speed are making the Stanford tight end one of Heisman hopeful Andrew Luck's go-to targets. Fleener leads the sixth-ranked Cardinal (2-0) with three touchdowns, and he's looking to do more damage against an undersized Arizona (1-1) secondary Saturday night in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

"I don't think people realize how fast he is," Luck said. "He's a big guy. But he's also fast."

How fast?

"The second-fastest offensive player we have," safety Michael Thomas said,

While any playmaker can use speed to his advantage, it is Fleener's size and strength that makes him such a difficult matchup for opposing linebackers and safeties. With Arizona's linebacking core and secondary depleted by injuries, the tight end could continue his strong season and have a big game on Saturday evening. And if for some reason the unit is able to slow Fleener down, it is probably because other targets are wide open for Luck with a lot of attention placed on the dynamic senior. 

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