Stembridge hopes for big '10 season for Snow

Snow is always loaded with talent and one player that has the Badger coaches brimming with expectations is LB Brayden Stembridge (6-3, 240), a player who missed all but four games with an injury, but who has the athleticism and mentality to be one of the better JUCO linebackers in the country this fall...

Stembridge was a prep standout at South Summit High School in Kamas, Utah and enrolled at Snow in order to get some looks from D-1 programs.

"I redshirted in 2008 and then after four games I tore the tendon in my finger and had to get surgery on it so I didn't get to play again last year," Stembridge told "It was a pretty minor thing, but I had to get it fixed and when I did I was pretty much done for the season."

Even though he only played in four games, Stembridge still managed to post 15 tackles, five tackles-for-loss and one forced fumble playing over the tight end at the strongside linebacker position.

"The coaches said they like me as a run-stopper and because I can play head-up on the tight end," Stembridge said. "I ran a 4.7 last fall, but when we test this spring I think I'm going to do a lot better than that because I've really been working on my speed with different lifts that help me become more explosive."

Recruiting hasn't really even begun for Stembridge because of his status from last fall, but he said he hopes the schools coming out to watch Snow's spring practices will see he has what it takes to play for them.

Stembridge is on pace to finish up his AA work in December and he'll have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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