Gbaja-Biamila impressive in scrimmage

Kabeer Gbaja Biamila didn't waste any time proving that intends to keep climbing the ladder in 2002.<p>

Gbaja-Biamila put on an impressive display in Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage at Clarke Hinkle field. He contributed four sacks and his five tackles were one shy of leader Hardy Nickerson.

The performance sent a message that KGB, fourth in the NFL in sacks last season with 13.5, has no intention of slowing down.

"He had a strong camp," said defensive coordinator Ed Donatell. "He had a very good offseason, came in here in top shape and he looks like he's going to graduate to that next level as a pass rusher.

"He's developed some counter moves and he's still that explosive athele that you know he is," Donatell said. "We're looking for him to have a great season."

In his third season out of San Diego State, the defensive end has already built an impressive resume. Gbaja-Biamila's 9 quarterback takedowns over the first four games in 2001 tied a league record and he became first Packer to post a double-digit sack total since Reggie White notched 16 in 1998.

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