2017 Linebackers

Leonardfan

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Some good news coming out of week 1 on Josey Jewell - the best LB in the nation :
http://www.hawkcentral.com/story/sp...amp-national-defensive-player-week/629796001/

Iowa redshirt senior LB Josey Jewell was named the Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Saturday's win over Wyoming.

Jewell (6'2/230) recorded 14 tackles and a pair of sacks as Iowa manhandled the Wyoming offense, limiting it to just three points on the afternoon. After the game, Hawkeyes HC Kirk Ferentz raved about Jewell's performance, saying that "he’s just got something about him, the way he plays, the tempo he plays at." Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline views him as a potential second-round selection for next spring's draft.


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celticdb15

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Josey! Another stellar Iowa LB!
 

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Another LB to look out for!

Kansas redshirt junior LB Joe Dineen Jr. was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week.

Dineen logged 2.5 TFL and a game-high 15 tackles in Saturday’s victory over Southeast Missouri State. Dineen becomes the first Kansas defensive player to win the honor since November 2016, when DE Dorance Armstrong Jr. won for his performance in Kansas’ 24-21 overtime upset victory over Texas.


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The Patriots should pay attention. They need linebackers.
 
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Week 2
Boise St Leighton Vander Esch- 16 tackles, 2 tfl's, 2 sacks
Wash St Peyton Pelluer- 14 tackles, 1 Int returned 36 yds TD
NW Paddy Fisher- 18 tackles, 1 tfl
KU Joe Dineen Jr- 12 tackles, 2.5 tfl, 1 QB hurry
Wash Ben Burr-Kirven- 10 tackles, 1 sack, 1 tfl
Wis Garret Dooley- 6 tackles, 1 sack, 2 tfl's
ND Drue Tranquill- 5 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1 QB hurry
Iowa St Joel Lanning- 11 tackles, 1 tfl
USC Cameron Smith- 8 tackles, .5 sack
Iowa Josey Jewell-7 tackles, 1 tfl
 

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Some stats:

Vander Esch, BSU: 13 tackles (7 solo), a FF and INT against New Mexico.

Cale Garrett, MIZZ: 12 tackles (6 solo) and a sack

Trent Tanking, KSU: 10 tackles (6 solo)

Keith Holcombe, ALA: 9 tackles (4 solo)

Andrew Van Ginkel, WIS: 4 tackles (2 solo) and a sack

Colton Jumper, TEN: a sack
 
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Josey Jewell, IOWA: 16 tackles (11 solo), an INT for 33 yards and 2 PDs!

Joe Dineen Jr., KU: 14 tackles (11 solo) and a sack!

Colton Jumper, TEN: 3 solo tackles and 2.5 sacks

Vander Esch, BSU: 10 tackles (6 solo)

Eric Beisel, MIZZ: 8 tackles (5 solo)

Auggie Sanchez, USF: 6 tackles (3 solo) and a sack

Drue Tranquill, ND: 6 tackles (3 solo) and a sack
 

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Garret Dooley, WIS: 9 tackles (3 solo) and 3.5 sacks!

Josey Jewell, IOWA: 16 tackles (6 solo), a FF and half sack!

Auggie Sanchez, USF: 10 tackles (6 solo) and INT returned for 43-yard TD!

Chris Weber, NEB: 9 tackles (6 solo), an INT and sack -- looked instinctive and fluid.

Joe Bachie, MSU: 9 tackles (5 solo) and a sack

Quentin Poling, OHIO: 19 tackles (9 solo)


Ryan Connelly, WIS: 10 tackles (5 solo)

Alex Briones, CMU: 10 tackles (4 solo)

Joey Alfieri, STAN: 8 tackles (3 solo)

Colton Jumper, TEN: 5 combined tackles and a sack

Evan Colorito, CSU: 2 solo tackles and a sack
 

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Stats from the Week of 10/14:

Jordan Kunaszyk, CAL: 11 tackles (5 solo), FF, INT and 2.5 sacks!!

Quentin Poling, OHIO: 10 tackles (6 solo), a FF and sack!

Trent Tanking, KSU: 13 tackles (10 solo) and a FF!

Cale Garrett, MIZZ: 12 tackles (4 solo) and an INT for 21 yards!

Auggie Sanchez, USF: 5 solo tackles and INT returned for 65-yard TD!

Brett Walsh, NW: 7 tackles (5 solo) and a sack


Joe Dineen Jr., KU: 16 tackles (10 solo)

Vander Esch, BSU: 11 tackles (9 solo)

Evan Croutch, OHIO: 11 tackles (8 solo)

Ty Schwab, BC: 11 tackles (6 solo)

Chris Weber, NEB: 15 tackles (4 solo)

Ben Stille, NEB: a sack
 

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Josey Jewell not named a finalist for the Butkus Award which is the best LB in the country. He is a finalist for the Nagurski Trophy which is for the best overall defensive player. I am sure he won't win and will get snubbed on that award.

After going through some stats - Frank Ginda from SJSU is the leading tackler in the FBS - 163 combined tackles, 89 solo/74 ast, 2 sacks, 3 PDs and 3 FF - not a finalist either. Another snub was Boise St LB Leighton Vander Esch - 105 total tackles, 3 sacks, 3 PDs, 2 ints, 3 FFs. Also not a finalist for the Butkus.
 

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I like to think I’m pretty well in-tune with college football, but I’ve only ever heard of one of the finalists and that’s because he’s a badger (T.J. Edwards). I’m glad that when I google Butkus award the top two news stories are people saying Jewell should be in.
 

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Paddy Fisher (Northwestern) and Colin Schooler (Arizona) named as FWAA freshman All-Americans. Redshirt freshman Fisher totalled 111 tackles (65 solo), 9 tackles for a loss, an interception, and four forced fumbles, while true freshman Schooler had 95 tackles, 13.5 for loss, four sacks, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles. Both, unsurprisingly, were "only" three-star recruits. Definitely two to look out for in the future playing for good schools!
 
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