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Wide receiver Michael Rector's speed will help Stanford in 2015

Dec 7, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Stanford Cardinal wide receiver Michael Rector (3) runs the ball in the second half against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Stanford defeated Arizona State 38-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 7, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Stanford Cardinal wide receiver Michael Rector (3) runs the ball in the second half against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Stanford defeated Arizona State 38-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Rector, a redshirt junior wide receiver, is Stanford's fastest player. According to him, he ran a 4.38 40 time last spring. That speed could really help the Cardinal this season.

Rector believes that his speed, and bulked up size, will help him develop into a great all-around receiver in 2015.

"This is the heaviest I have been, so I feel great," Rector said, according to John Reid of the San Jose Mercury News. "We're going to incorporate all kinds of routes this year. We have Isaiah Brandt-Sims, another speedy guy. We're going to have him try some of the deep ball stuff because we need that. If I can run a couple of deep routes, a couple of intermediate and short routes well, I will be harder to guard."

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(h/t San Jose Mercury News)