PULLMAN, Wash. -- Former River View Panther Mike Ledgerwood has went through most of the growing pains at Washington State and is now starting to step into his own.
The sophomore has got the cuts and scratches to prove it.
When KNDU asked #44 about the bumps and bruises, he said he probably got them making a tackle or taking a cleat.
In the Cougs spring practices, Ledgerwood is playing with the first team defense, the squad that pitched a shut out Saturday in the annual Crimson and Gray scrimmage.
Coach Wulff likes what he sees from Ledgerwood.
"He's gotten bigger and stronger," said Wulff. "His confidence has grown. I'm very happy. Mike has been a pleasant surprise for all of us. He is not done improving but he has clearly put himself in a postion to be a very solid football player in the Pac-10."
"I'm so thankful to represent River View," said Ledgerwood. "One A school, little school. I'll always represent them for my whole life."