57 Days Until the College Football Season Kicks Off
Pass rusher time.
Yesterday for day 58 we looked at a dominant linebacker and now for day 57, we get to look at a very dominant run stuffer and pass rusher that made his bones down in Tuscaloosa for Coach Saban.
Marcell Dareus has been a Pro Bowler and All Pro defensive tackle for Buffalo and Jacksonville but before he made it to the NFL, he was a big time player for the Alabama Crimson Tide.
In his freshman season in Tuscaloosa, Dareus played in eight games only racking up four tackles and three quarterback hits. It was pretty uneventful but his sophomore season was dominant.
He played in fourteen games, starting four and racked up thirty three tackles with six and a half sacks. He was a key contributor on the Tides National Championship team and was named MVP of the 2010 BCS National Title game where he had an interception against Texas.
His junior season, which was his final one earned him a spot on the All American team. He totaled thirty four tackles and four and half sacks after being suspended the first two games of the season for going to a party in Miami that was thrown by a sports agent.
Dareus was selected third overall in 2011 by the Bills and has since had a pretty solid NFL career playing with both Buffalo and Jacksonville.
For tomorrow, we get to highlight two offensive linemen. One that played at Notre Dame and one that I had the privilege of playing with at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.