August 6, 2011

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Linebacker | Shaydon Akuna

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Total Defense since 2003
Avg. yards per game

2003 - 288.7

2004 - 313.3

2005 - 406.7

2006 - 333.9

2007 - 306.1

2008 - 312.2

2009 - 349.4

2010 -

2011 Prediction - 370

Pro - Faster LB's

Con - Schedule

Wildcard - Unga + Robinson

As the fall season gets underway Beaverblitz will be taking an in depth look at each position group. Familiar faces who etched their names forever in Beaver football history are replaced by experienced back-ups and talented youngsters ready to re-write the record books. Here's a look at the 2011 linebacking crew:

COACH: Mark Banker

Projected Starters

    Cam Collins, Sr.

    Feti Unga, Jr.

    Michael Doctor, So.

Players to Watch

   Rueben Robinson, Jr.

   Shiloah Te'o, Jr.

   Shaydon Akuna, RFr.

   Joshua Parish, Sr.

   Tony Wilson, Jr.


   Donell Welch, Fr.

   Jaswha James, Fr.

   Jabral Johnson, Fr.

   Josh Williams, Fr.

Defensive coordinator Mark Banker has taken over as linebacker coach for the departed Greg Newhouse. Outside linebackers Keith Pankey and Dwight Roberson have moved on and their replacements will add much needed speed on the edge. Inside, Feti Unga  has been tabbed as the starter, but will get a push from an experienced Tony Wilson.

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