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Preferred walk-on refines his game for WSU

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN Austin Kanouse (6-4, 270) racked up a school record 35 pancake blocks at South Kitsap High his senior year. Gaudy production like that has earned Kanouse a preferred walk-on spot at Washington State for 2013, but he still needed to refine his game if he planned on making an impact for WSU. He's spent the past year-plus doing exactly that.

The preferred walk-on spot didn't come easily for Austin Kanouse. The South Kitsap product said coaches at WSU told him he'd have to fight for playing time during his tenure in Pullman, but that didn't deter the gritty offensive lineman who plans on coming in and making a difference in any way he can. "I hope this doesn't come out the wrong way, but the WSU coaches bring in freaks," Kanouse...

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