The Stanford Cardinal will likely have one of their biggest weapons Saturday against the UCLA Bruins as tight end Coby Fleener has been cleared to return to practice following a bit hit suffered against the Arizona Wildcats. Fleener was involved in a helmet-to-helmet collision and developed concussion-like symptoms but was cleared late last week during the team's bye.
The Cardinal tight end has been a key part of the offense as a playmaker who has been able to get in the end zone and also stretch the field. He is tied for the team's receiving touchdown lead with fellow tight end Zach Ertz with three. Fleener is also averaging 22.7 yards per catch, which is good for seventh among qualified receivers in FBS (I-A).
The Cardinal enter their game with the Bruins as heavy favorites but having one of their big playmakers back will be a plus for QB Andrew Luck. At the same time, Luck has done a good job getting as many receivers involved as possible. Outside of wide receiver Chris Owusu's 16 receptions, Luck has six receivers with at least four receptions and five different receivers have caught a touchdown pass.
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