Center and left tackle highlight position battles; competition and development for 15 practices kicks off Feb. 25
AT STANFORD: Looking to provide depth on the offensive line after switching over from defense in the spring.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Made three appearances on the defensive line on the year against San Jose State, Colorado and Washington...credited with two tackles in the opener against San Jose State.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, Calif....played for head coach Mike Dimino...listed as the 26th-best defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com, 46th by Scout.com and 93rd by ESPNU.com...listed as the 46th top prospect in California by Rivals.com...rated as the second best defensive end in the state by Maxpreps.com...earned first team honors on Golden State Prep's All-Northern California team...began his high school career at Bella Vista before transferring to Del Campo for his final three years...earned two varsity letters...credited with 133 tackles, including 55 for loss, and eight sacks as a senior...also blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown...had 141 tackles an four sacks as a junior...set a single-game school record with 23 tackles vs. Ponderosa High as a junior...two-time All-Capital League first team selection...helped Del Campo to the Capital Athletic League title and Division III Sac-Joaquin Section championship...also lettered in track and field...four-time Capital Athletic League Scholar Athlete selection...National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete honoree (Sacramento Valley chapter)...parents are Edward and Lorraine Plantaric...has one older sister, Samantha, who is a swimmer at Nevada-Las Vegas...father played football at Sierra College in Rocklin...born in Sacramento, Calif....full name is Edward Joseph Plantaric...majoring in science, technology & society (public policy, science & technology).
Tackles: 2 vs. San Jose State, 2011
Tackles for Loss: None