By: Daniel Krywaruczenko @Fball_Analytics, September 9, 2018
Headlining the InstantScouting 2018 Elite Class: D3 – Linebackers is Senior Charles Riga of George Fox University.
Riga, who became the Bruins’ first NWC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, is looking to close out his career as one of the most decorated players to come through the program. Last season, he was named on the D3football.com All-America Team as an honorable mention and the D3football.com All-West Region Team as a first-team selection. He led the NWC in tackles with 121 and was third in the NWC in sacks (7) and tackles for a loss (13). In his three seasons as a Bruin, he currently is the record holder for most career tackles with 293.
Position, Name, Class, School, Hometown, Ht & Wt
LB Matt Barrett, Senior, St. Norbert, Battle Creek, MI, 6’1″ 230
Led St. Norbert with 61 tackles and 5 tfl earning 1st team All-WIAC as a junior linebacker.
LB Matt Mitchell, Senior, St. Thomas, Chicago, IL, 6’2″ 228
1st team All-MIAC selection notched 3 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss on the Tommies
LB Adam Brant, Senior, St. Thomas, Maple Grove, MN, 6’3″ 223
Teammate of Matt Mitchell was also selected 1st team All-MIAC selection as he had 56 tackles and 12.5 tackles for loss.
LB Tyler Hudson, Senior, Hamilton, Whitesboro, NY, 6’0″ 242
Had a total of 92 tackles including 5.5 tackles for loss on Hamilton where he earned 1st team all-conference honors.
LB Derek Breunig, Senior, Maine Maritime Academy, Westbrook, ME, 6’4″ 225
Linebacker was second on team with a total 70 tackles including 5.5 tackles for loss earning 1st team all-conference honors.
LB Mitchell Allan, Senior, CMS, Danville, CA, 6’1″ 257
1st team All-SCIAC selection had 8 tfl in LB/DL hybrid position at Claremont Mudd-Scripps.
LB Dejon Brooks, Senior, Averett, Clinton, MD, 6’0″ 240
LB earned 1st All-USA South as junior registering a team leading 113 tackles including 8 tackles for loss.
LB Bryce Leszczynski, Senior, UW-Whitewater, Milwaukee, WI, 6’2″ 230
1st team All-WIAC selection at UW-Whitewater was team captain and recipient of team’s Top Defensive Player Award making 90 tackles including 3 tackles for loss.
LB Eric Stevenson, Senior, Wheaton College, Lewisville, TX, 5’10 217
Academic All-American and highly productive on the gridiron notching 85 tackles including 9 tackles for loss as an All-CCIW selection for Wheaton College.
LB Jack Reilly, Senior, Union College, Dumont, NJ, 6’1″ 212
Earned Liberty League All-Star 1st team selection at Union College while registering 16.5 tackles for loss.
LB Charles Riga, Senior, George Fox, Portland, OR, 6’1″ 210
Had 121 total tackles (69 solo) and 13 tackles for loss earning 1st team All-NWC honors at George Fox University.
LB Derek Jennings Jr., Senior, UW-Oshkosh, DeForest, WI, 5’11” 210
1st team All-WIAC selection at UW-Oshkosh notched 9.5 tackles for loss with the Titans.
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