Arizona Wildcats sophomore safety Jared Tevis and senior center Kyle Quinn have been ruled “questionable” of Saturday’s game at Stanford, according to the weekly injury report released Thursday afternoon.
Those two players marked the biggest injury questions following last week’s game against Oregon State.
Also, senior defensive end Dominique Austin has been ruled out because of a foot injury. He has started the first five games.
Tevis severely turned his left ankle in the first half of last week’s game against Oregon State, landing awkwardly as he defended a pass in the end zone. He returned briefly in the first half, then missed the entire second half.
Tevis, with 42 tackles, three forced fumbles and two interceptions, has arguably been the Wildcats’ top defender.
“Jared has been playing as great as any safety we’ve had in a long time,” coach Rich Rodriguez said.
Redshirt freshman Patrick Onwuasor replaced Tevis last week, and “played very physical, played pretty well,” Rodriguez said.
Onwuasor was recruited by the former Arizona coaching staff as a receiver out of Inglewood (Calif.) High School, where he was a two-way star. His preference back then was to play offense, and he picked Arizona over ASU, Miami and Nebraska on 2011 Signing Day.
Rodriguez and his coaches moved Onwuasor (6-1, 212) to safety during fall camp.
Quinn suffered an ankle injury in the second half of last week’s game. His replacement was senior Addison Bachman, who could make his first career start this week.
Starting right guard Trace Biskin (toe) and starting defensive tackle Reggie Gilbert (ankle) are also listed as questionable after missing last week’s game. Sophomore Dan Pettinato started for Gilbert last week. Chris Merrill or Willie Mobley could be next up at end to replace Austin.