Seven seniors were selected to represent the Cal Poly football team as captains this fall, according to a news release from the school Thursday.
Head coach Tim Walsh announced center Stephen Sippel, offensive tackle Weston Walker, quarterback Chris Brown and wide receiver Jordan Hines will serve as offensive captains.
Linebacker Burt De Koning, cornerback Karlton Dennis and safety Kaulin Blair will captain the defense.
Sippel has started 24 consecutive games at center for the Mustangs, and Walker has been in the starting lineup for 21 of those contests at one of the tackle positions. The duo helped pave the way for Brown’s standout junior season.
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Brown rushed for 1,265 yards and passed for nearly 1,500 more last year — the first quarterback in Cal Poly history to tally 1,000 yards rushing and passing in the same season — and accounted for 30 touchdowns.
Hines started all 12 games as a junior, catching 16 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns.
Each of the three defensive captains played in all 12 games in 2014.
De Koning backed up first-team all-Big Sky player Cameron Ontko at the weakside linebacker spot, totaling 43 tackles and three quarterback hurries. He will be counted on to help fill the void left by the graduation of Ontko and All-American Nick Dzubnar.
Blair made 16 tackles and broke up one pass as a junior, playing behind then-senior starters Dave Douglas and Jordan Williams.
Dennis tied for the team lead with three interceptions last year and made 44 tackles.
Cal Poly opens its fall camp Monday.