Sunday, January 11, 2009

My 2008-09 All-Bowl Team: Defense

DE: Victor Butler – Oregon St.: Made 11 tackles, 4 sacks, five tackles for loss, and force and recovered a fumble in the win over Pitt

DT: Ndamukong Suh – Nebraska: Had 8 tackles, 2 sacks, 4 tackles for loss, and blocked a kick in the win over Clemson

DT: Myron Pryor – Kentucky: Made 7 tackles, a sack and forced the fumble that led to the victory over E. Carolina

DE: Carlos Dunlap – Florida: Defensive player of the BCS title game, showed speed and quickness while collapsing the pocket

LB: Brian Cushing – USC: 7 total tackles, 6 solo, 1 sack and was the emotional leader of the imposing USC defense in the win over Penn State

LB: Sean Weatherspoon – Missouri: Made 17 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, a half sack, broke up a pass, and made two QB hurries as he was all over the field in the overtime win over Northwestern

LB: Zack Follett – Cal: Made 9 tackles, 2 sacks, 4 tackles for loss, and a forced fumble that led to the winning score in the win over Miami

S: Stephen Hodge – TCU: Had 11 tackles, 1 sack, an interception, and 3 tackles for loss in the win over Boise St.

S: Greg Joseph – Florida Atlantic: Had 12 tackles, a tackle for loss, and broke up 2 passes in the win over Central Michigan

CB: Weldon Brown - Louisiana Tech: Made 14 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, and an interception: enough said

CB: Keenan Lewis - Oregon State: Made 4 tackles, 3 solo, and a game sealing interception against Pitt in the Sun Bowl

P: Graham Gano – Florida St.: Normally the team’s kicker, he averaged 48.2 yards per punt on five punts with 4 of them being put inside the twenty yard line, including 2 that landed on the one yard line

PR: Jeremy Maclin – Missouri: Showed off his amazing athleticism and speed as he blew by defenders for a 75 yard punt return for a touchdown

I received help from Matt Kurz in putting this team together

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