2020 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

The 2020 Arizona State Sun Devils football team represented Arizona State University in the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Sun Devils played their home games at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe Arizona, and competed in the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They were led by third-year head coach Herm Edwards.

2020 Arizona State Sun Devils football
Arizona State Athletics wordmark.svg
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
2020 record2–2 (2–2 Pac-12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorZak Hill (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Co-defensive coordinatorMarvin Lewis (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinatorAntonio Pierce (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumSun Devil Stadium
(Capacity: 53,599)
Uniform
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Seasons
← 2019
2021 →
2020 Pac-12 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
Washington x   3 1         3 1  
Stanford   4 2         4 2  
Oregon y$   3 2         4 3  
California   1 3         1 3  
Washington State   1 3         1 3  
Oregon State   2 5         2 5  
South Division
No. 21 USC xy   5 0         5 1  
Colorado   3 1         4 2  
Utah   3 2         3 2  
Arizona State   2 2         2 2  
UCLA   3 4         3 4  
Arizona   0 5         0 5  
Championship: Oregon 31, USC 24
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Note: Due to COVID-19, the Pac-12 suspended the season on August 11, but later decided to begin play on November 6. In addition to the title game on December 18, the conference seeded all remaining teams for a game during that weekend.[1]
Rankings from AP Poll.

On August 11, 2020, the Pac-12 Conference canceled all fall sports competitions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On September 3, the Pac-12 announced a 2020 football season featuring a seven-game conference-only schedule starting on November 7 and ending with the Pac-12 Championship Game on December 18.

Due to several games being canceled, the Sun Devils played only four games during the season, compiling a 2–2 record. The team announced on December 20 that it would not participate in any bowl game.[2]

OffseasonEdit

Position keyEdit

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Daniyel Ngata
RB
Folsom, CA Folsom HS 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Jan 2, 2020 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 85
Johnny Wilson
WR
Calabasas, CA Calabasas HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Dec 18, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 84
Elijah Badger
WR
Sacramento, CA Folsom HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jan 2, 2020 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 82
LV Bunkley–Shelton
WR
Gardena, CA Junípero Serra HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jan 4, 2020 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 80
Jordan Banks
LB
Harbor City, CA Narbonne HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Oct 4, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 80
DeaMonte Trayanum
RB
Akron, OH Archbishop Hoban HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jun 26, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 80
Chad Johnson Jr.
WR
Los Angeles, CA Cathedral HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oct 29, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 80
Omarr Norman–Lott
DT
North Highlands, CA Grant Union HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 296 lb (134 kg) Oct 6, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 80
Joe Moore
DE
Florissant, MO Cardinal Ritter College Prep HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Oct 18, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 80
D.J. Taylor
DB
Brandon, FL Tampa Catholic HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jun 16, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 79
Caleb McCullough
LB
Oxnard, CA Pacifica HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Oct 18, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 75
Macen Williams
DB
Carson, CA Narbonne HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jun 1, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 76
T Lee
DB
Buford, GA Buford HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Nov 22, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 76
Edward Woods
DB
Oakland CA McClymonds HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Dec 9, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 76
Ben Bray
OT
Mesa, AZ Red Mountain HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 270 lb (120 kg) May 21, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 75
Daylin McLemore
QB
San Mateo, CA Junípero Serra HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Feb 5, 2020 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 80
Jacob Nunez
OT
Lompoc, CA Lompoc HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 280 lb (130 kg) Jul 4, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 74
Jake Ray
TE
Fort Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Feb 5, 2020 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 74
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Arizona State Football Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  • "2020 Player Commitments – Arizona State". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  • "2020 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 22, 2020.

2020 NFL DraftEdit

ASU players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Team
Brandon Aiyuk Wide receiver 1 25 San Francisco 49ers
Eno Benjamin Running back 7 222 Arizona Cardinals

Undrafted NFL free agentsEdit

Player Position NFL Team
Cohl Cabral Offensive lineman Los Angeles Rams
Kobe Williams Cornerback Jacksonville Jaguars
Khaylan Kearse-Thomas Linebacker Tennessee Titans
Tommy Hudson Tight end Tennessee Titans

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Consecutive season at
Arizona State in current position
Herm Edwards Head Coach 3rd Year
Shawn Slocum Associate Head coach/Special Teams Coordinator 3rd Year
Antonio Pierce Associate Head Coach/Co-Defensive coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator 3rd Year
Marvin Lewis Co-Defensive coordinator 1st Year
Zak Hill Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks coach 1st Year
Shaun Aguano Running Backs coach 2nd Year
Prentice Gill Assistant Recruiting coordinator/Co-wide receivers coach 1st Year
Derek Hagan Co-wide receivers 1st Year
Tony White Assistant Coach/Passing Game Coordinator/Cornerbacks coach 2nd Year
Dave Christensen Offensive Line coach 3rd Year
Robert Rodriguez Defensive Line coach 1st Year
Chris Hawkins Defensive backs coach 1st Year
Reference:[3][4]

RosterEdit

Arizona State roster as of the first week. (as of November 7, 2020)

2020 Arizona State Sun Devils roster
Quarterbacks
  • 5 Jayden Daniels, Sophomore (6'3, 175)
  • 12 Nathan Manning, Freshman (6'3, 185)
  • 15 Daylin McLemore, Freshman (6'3, 195)
  • 16 Trenton Bourguet,   Freshman (5'11, 171)

Running Backs

  • 1 Chip Trayanum, Freshman (5'11, 230)
  • 3 Rachaad White, Junior (6'0, 186)
  • 4 Daniyel Ngata, Freshman (5'9, 193)
  • 9 Demetrious Flowers,   Freshman (6'0, 201)
  • 22 Deonce Elliott, Freshman (5'10, 190)
  • 24 Noah Vella, Freshman (6'0, 190)
  • 32 Jackson He,   Junior (5'9, 220)
  • 47 Tavian Gould,   Sophomore (5'10, 175)

Wide Receivers

  • 2 LV Bunkley-Shelton, Freshman (5'11, 180)
  • 6 Geordon Porter,   Sophomore (6'2, 190)
  • 8 Jordan Kerley, Sophomore (6'2, 184)
  • 14 Johnny Wilson, Freshman (6'7, 220)
  • 17 Chad Johnson Jr., Freshman (6'2, 180)
  • 19 Ricky Pearsall, Sophomore (6'1, 190)
  • 20 Giovanni Sanders, Junior (5'11, 175)
  • 21 Elijhah Badger, Freshman (6'1, 190)
  • 23 Evan Burkhardt, Freshman (5'10, 180)
  • 26 Keith Davis,   Sophomore (6'1, 187)
  • 34 Cade Cadam, Freshman (6'0, 175)
  • 35 Mekhi Metcalf,   Sophomore (6'4, 185)
  • 36 Justin Faison, Senior (6'3, 205)
  • 39 Nick Johnson,   Freshman (5'9, 160)
  • 82 Andre Johnson,   Freshman (6'3, 190)
  • 83 Tannor Park,   Junior (6'3, 185)
  • 84 Frank Darby,   Senior (6'1, 200)
  • 85 Brandon Pierce,   Senior (5'11, 175)
  • 89 Josh Hart,   Freshman (5'11, 195)
 

Tight Ends

  • 7 Ethan Long, Sophomore (6'2, 221)
  • 18 Jake Ray, Freshman (6'4, 240)
  • 29 Case Hatch, Sophomore (6'1, 266)
  • 80 Kyle Horn, Graduate Transfer (6'5, 245)
  • 81 Ryan Morgan, Freshman (6'3, 245)
  • 86 Curtis Hodges, Senior (6'8, 237)
  • 87 John Stivers, Graduate Transfer (6'3, 255)
  • 88 Nolan Matthews, Sophomore (6'5, 246)

Offensive Lineman

  • 50 Jarrett Bell,   Sophomore (6'5, 299)
  • 54 Eddie Medina,   Sophomore (6'3, 285)
  • 55 Jacob Nunez, Freshman (6'4, 280)
  • 56 Cody Shear,   Junior (6'4, 280)
  • 59 Marco Salas,   Sophomore (6'4, 291)
  • 60 Kyle Breed,   Junior (6'7, 288)
  • 61 Dohnovan West, Sophomore (6'3, 277)
  • 64 Ben Bray, Freshman (6'5, 270)
  • 65 Kolbe Stuckwisch, Freshman (6'4, 310)
  • 66 Ben Scott,   Freshman (6'5, 291)
  • 70 Henry Hattis, Graduate Transfer (6'5, 297)
  • 72 Cade Cote, Graduate (6'3, 290)
  • 74 Kellen Diesch, Graduate Transfer (6'6, 300)
  • 75 Alijah Bates,   Freshman (6'8, 275)
  • 76 Spencer Lovell,   Sophomore (6'6, 309)
  • 77 LaDarius Henderson, Sophomore (6'4, 285)
  • 78 Roman DeWys,   Freshman (6'5, 299)
  • 79 Ralph Frias,   Sophomore (6'6, 320)
 

Defensive Line

  • 9 Stephon Wright,   Freshman (6'4, 297)
  • 14 Stanley Lambert,   Sophomore (6'4, 225)
  • 41 Tyler Johnson,   Junior (6'4, 265)
  • 44 T.J. Pesefea, Junior (6'2, 259)
  • 55 Omarr Norman-Lott, Freshman (6'3, 296)
  • 58 Joe Moore, Freshman (6'3, 240)
  • 62 Alexander Randle,   Freshman (6'2, 259)
  • 90 Jermayne Lole, Junior (6'2, 284)
  • 91 Michael Matus,   Sophomore (6'2, 253)
  • 94 Corey Stephens,   Junior (6'3, 280)
  • 96 Anthonie Cooper,   Freshman (6'2, 280)
  • 97 Shannon Forman, Senior (6'2, 293)
  • 98 D.J. Davidson,   Junior (6'4, 313)
  • 99 Amiri Johnson,   Freshman (6'6, 225)

Linebackers

  • 8 Merlin Robertson, Junior (6'3, 251)
  • 20 Darien Butler, Junior (5'11, 242)
  • 22 Caleb McCullough, Freshman (6'2, 210)
  • 23 Jordan Banks, Freshman (6'2, 230)
  • 28 Will Shaffer, Freshman (6'0, 230)
  • 30 Elijah Juarez, Sophomore (6'4, 240)
  • 34 Kyle Soelle,   Junior (6'3, 225)
  • 51 Dylan DeVito, Freshman (6'1, 220)
  • 52 Jacob Jornadal,   Freshman (5'11, 190)
  • 53 Fritzny Niclasse,   Freshman (5'11, 213)
 

Defensive Backs

  • 0 Jack Jones,   Senior (5'11, 170)
  • 1 Jordan Clark, Freshman (5'10, 170)
  • 2 DeAndre Pierce, Graduate Transfer (5'11, 185)
  • 3 Willie Harts, Sophomore (6'0, 162)
  • 4 Evan Fields, Senior (6'0, 193)
  • 6 Timarcus Davis,   Junior (6'0, 177)
  • 9 D.J. Taylor, Freshman (6'0, 186)
  • 10 K.J Jarrell,   Junior (6'2, 186)
  • 12 Kejuan Markham, Sophomore (6'1, 189)
  • 13 Keon Markham,   Freshman (6'1, 203)
  • 15 Cam Philips,   Sophomore (6'1, 175)
  • 16 Aashari Crosswell, Junior (6'0, 196)
  • 18 Connor Soelle,   Freshman (6'1, 201)
  • 24 Chase Lucas,   Senior (6'0, 176)
  • 25 Macen Williams, Freshman (5'10, 170)
  • 26 T Lee, Freshman (5'10, 170)
  • 30 Kaiser Cambra-Cho, Freshman (6'2, 195)
  • 31 Jean Boyd III, Freshman (6'0, 190)
  • 32 Edward Woods, Freshman (6'0, 175)
  • 35 Thaiger Flowers, Freshman (6'2, 180)
  • 36 Alijah Gammage,   Sophomore (5'11, 179)
  • 38 Damon Matthews,   Freshman (5'9, 176)
  • 48 Vincenzo Granatelli,   Junior (6'4, 184)

Kickers

  • 14 Jack Luckhurst,   Freshman (6'2, 164)
  • 45 Christian Zendejas,   Junior (5'8, 180)
  • 46 Josh Plaster, Sophomore (6'0, 176)

Punters

  • 17 Tyler Logan, Graduate Transfer (6'0, 176)
  • 25 Michael Turk,   Junior (6'1, 228)
  • 43 Michael Williams, Sophomore (6'0, 176)
  • 44 Kevin Macias,   Senior (5'11, 201)

Long Snappers

  • 49 Gage King,   Freshman (6'3, 238)
  • 93 Erik Dickerson,   Senior (6'1, 224)

[1]

Depth chartEdit

Starters and backups for Arizona State

True Freshman
Double Position : *

ScheduleEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Arizona State announced its schedule on January 16, 2020.[5] The Sun Devils had games scheduled against Northern Arizona, UNLV, and BYU, but canceled these games on July 10 due to the Pac-12 Conference's decision to play a conference-only schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[6] On July 31, 2020, the Pac-12 Conference announced revisions to the schedule.[7]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
November 710:00 a.m.at No. 20 USCFOXL 27–280
November 14 7:30 p.m. California ESPN 0
November 21 8:00 p.m. at Colorado ESPN2 0
November 28 Utah
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, Arizona
0
December 58:30 p.m.UCLA
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, Arizona
FS1L 18–250
December 115:30 p.m.at ArizonaESPNW 70–70
December 198:30 p.m.at Oregon StateESPNW 46–330
Schedule Source:[8]

Game summariesEdit

USCEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 3 14 7 3 27
No. 20 Trojans 7 7 0 14 28

UCLAEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 0 17 0 8 25
Sun Devils 0 3 9 6 18

ArizonaEdit

Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Arizona Wildcats – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Sun Devils 21 21 21770
Wildcats 0 7 007

at Arizona StadiumTucson, Arizona

  • Date: December 11, 2020
  • Game time: 5:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 0
  • TV: ESPN
Game information

Oregon StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 7 8 12 6 33
Sun Devils 7 19 14 6 46

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP RV  
Coaches RV NR  
CFP Not released Not released

Players drafted into the NFLEdit

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
6 187 Frank Darby WR Atlanta Falcons

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pac-12 Conference. "Pac-12 announces resumption of football, basketball & winter sports seasons". Pac-12 Conference. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  2. ^ "ASU ends season at Oregon State, says it won't participate in a bowl game". Arizona Sports. 20 December 2020. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  3. ^ 2020 Arizona State Sun Devils Football Media Guide, p. 2
  4. ^ "Coaches". Arizona State University Athletics. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Arizon State (January 20, 2019). "Sun Devil Football and Pac-12 Announce 2020 Football Schedule". thesundevils.com.
  6. ^ Bromberg, Nick. "Pac-12 follows Big Ten's lead and won't play non-conference games in 2020". Yahoo News. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Sun Devil Football and Pac-12 Announce Revised 2020 Football Schedule". thesundevils.com. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  8. ^ "2020 Arizona State Sun Devils Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 20, 2020.