August 27, 2006

Buffs name captains

BOULDER - As the Buffaloes enter their final week of preparation for the 2006 season, the team captains were announced.

Seniors Brian Daniels, Thaddaeus Washington and Mason Crosby represented Colorado at the Big 12 Media Day in Kansas City and the talented trio will serve as team captains this fall.

"They are obviously very good players and they have the respect of the team," head coach Dan Hawkins said following Sunday morning's practice. "They lead by example in the classroom, on the field and in the weight room."

Hawkins said typically the captains will be elected by a team vote during their first meeting of the spring semester. "We usually do it that way because I lean on those guys (captains) pretty heavy during the off-season," he said. "The coach can set the tone but those guys have to carry it out in the trenches.

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