Utah State Linebackers

Utah State had a bunch of injuries last year and lose Zach Vigil to graduation.

INSIDE LINEBACKER

53 Zach Vigil - Was named the 2014 Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Was also named a First Team All-Mountain West Conference performer. Recorded 156 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, 9 sacks, 1 INT returned for a TD, 4 pass breakups, and 1 forced fumble. Started in all 14 games in 2014.

5 L.T. Filiaga - Recorded 61 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 3 pass breakups, and 2 fumble recoveries. Saw action in 10 games including 9 starts in 2014. Missed the remainder of the season with a torn achilles tendon.

45 Jarom Baldomero - Recorded 13 tackles, and 1.5 tackles for loss. Saw action in all 14 games in 2014.

42 La'Bradford Harold - Recorded 1 tackle. Participated in 7 games in 2014.

57 Leki Uasike - Walk-on who redshirted in 2014 and will be a Redshirt Junior in 2015.

48 Chase Christiansen - Redshirted in 2014 and will be a Redshirt Freshman in 2015.

43 Dillon Filiaga - Walk-on who redshirted in 2014 and will be a Redshirt Freshman in 2015.

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

41 Nick Vigil - Was named a First Team All-Mountain West Conference performer. Recorded 123 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 1 INT, 2 pass breakups, and 5 forced fumbles. Started all 13 games in 2014.

9 Kyler Fackrell - Recorded 2 tackles. Started in the 1 game he played in 2014. Missed the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.

39 Torrey Green - Recorded 35 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 1 INT, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery. Saw action in 12 games including 7 starts in 2014.

23 Michael Okonkwo - Recorded 14 tackles, and 0.5 tackles for loss. Saw action in all 14 games including 1 start in 2014.

16 Anthony Williams - Recorded 10 tackles, and 0.5 tackles for loss. Saw action in 13 games including 1 start in 2014.

19 Ian Togiai - Recorded 1 tackle. Participated in 13 games in 2014.

12 Alex Huerta - Missed the entire 2014 season with a shoulder injury.

49 Derek Larsen - Walk-on who redshirted in 2014 and will be a Redshirt Freshman in 2015.

50 Austin McGiven - Walk-on who redshirted in 2014 and will be a Redshirt Freshman in 2015.

Projected 2015 Pre-Spring Depth Chart

Will Miss Spring Ball with Injury

9 Kyler Fackrell (6-5, 245, Sr., 2L)

5 LT Filiaga (6-0, 250, Sr., 1L)

INSIDE LINEBACKER

41 Nick Vigil (6-2, 230, Jr., 2L)

45 Jarom Baldomero (6-0, 230, Sr., 2L)

22 Chasen Andersen (6-0, 221, Fr., TR)

57 Leki Uasike (5-11, 210, Jr., RS)

AND

48 Chase Christiansen (6-2, 210, Fr., RS)

51 Samson Faifili (6-0, 240, Jr., TR)

42 La’Bradford Harold (5-11, 225, Sr., 3L)

43 Dillon Filiaga (5-11, 215, Fr., RS)

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

12 Alex Huerta (6-2, 223, So., SQ)

16 Anthony Williams (6-3, 220, Sr., 1L)

23 Michael Okonkwo (6-1, 222, Sr., 3L)

28 Austin Tate (6-1, 205, Fr., HS)

AND

39 Torrey Green (6-2, 220, Sr., 2L)

19 Ian Togiai (6-2, 230, So., 1L)

49 Derek Larsen (6-3, 215, Fr., RS)

50 Austin McGiven (6-0, 190, Fr., RS)

I don't think Samson Faifili will be at Spring practice and I am not even sure he will enroll at Utah State. I will find out 100% this week. This is a position that will be most interesting to watch this Spring. As always stay tuned to find out what the deal is.


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