Stanford wide receiver Kodi Whitfield just wants to help his team win in 2014. That is why he will be moving from a crowded wide receiver position to a position in need of depth. Whitfield is going to compete for a starting job at free safety starting this spring for the defending Pac 12 champions.

“I gave Kodi the option: the chance to compete for a starting spot at free safety or stay in the competition at receiver and still play,” Stanford head coach David Shaw said Thursday. “It was not a decision made by me. It was a decision made by Kodi. I presented both options to him.”

Shaw noted that even if Whitfield chose to stay on the offensive side of the football, he would still get some playing time.