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53 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Blake Slaughter


#53 Blake Slaughter
True Junior
5-10 | 227
Missouri City, Texas


Position: Linebacker

Previous College: None

Projection: Second-String

Status: On Scholarship

Blake Slaughter (b. March 14, 1990) is one of my favorite players simply because he has one of the greatest football names of all time, especially for a linebacker.

If any member of the linebacking corps is likely to break into the starting rotation this fall in place of Arthur Brown, Emmanuel Lamur or Tre Walker, it's probably Slaughter.

Although a little on the short side, he makes up for it with tenaciousness and physicality. And unlike Alex Hrebec, his speed is not a major drawback, although he's certainly not a burner by any stretch.

Slaughter never redshirted, but he did grayshirt due to a knee injury during his senior year of high school. He's certainly experienced, having seen action in both seasons under Bill Snyder, including several starts in 2010.