August 30, 2010

In-depth look at the linebackers

What was a position with great depth and three potential all-conference starters earlier this year quickly turned into a position with question marks. The linebacking unit took a hit with the departure of middle 'backer David Pa'aluhi III and the subsequent injury to Keith Pankey. Pankey is now healthy and ready to start, but questions remain at middle linebacker. Here's how the depth looks headed into the season.

Strong Side Linebacker (SAM)

Keith Pankey (6-0, 231) Sr. - Pankey put a scare into Beaver Nation after tearing his Achilles tendon which required surgery in the spring. Pankey is back and running at full speed and expected to be the starter at his SAM backer position.

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