Meet the 2021 Fordham linebackers
Senior Ryan Greenhagen
Bronx, N.Y. – We proceed our position-by-position breakdown of the 2021 Fordham soccer Rams as we speak as we take a look at the linebackers.
The Fordham linebacking group will probably be led by one of many prime gamers, not simply within the Patriot League, however within the NCAA FCS in senior Ryan Greenhagen. The 2021 Patriot League Preseason Defensive Participant of the Yr, Greenhagen is a 2021 Preseason All-American and is on the Buck Buchanan Watch Listing, an award introduced to the NCAA FCS Defensive Participant of the Yr. He enters the 2021 season tops amongst lively FCS gamers with 1.37 tackles for loss per sport by way of 26 profession video games. Greenhagen’s 35.5 profession TFLs, is seventh-best in class historical past.
Different returners at linebacker embrace seniors Jaden Vazquez and Zac Spencer, juniors Jackson Barletta, Parker Spillers, and Nick Villis, and sophomore Mike Courtney, and Tyler Cook.
Vazquez appeared in all three video games final spring, each at linebacker and on particular groups, the place he recorded 4 tackles, two solo, and broke up a move whereas Spencer was lively in two video games throughout the spring, making a pair of tackles.
Barletta, who has appeared in each sport in his Fordham profession, made 5 whole tackles final spring and intercepted a move, whereas Spillers, who began ten video games as a freshman in 2019, completed with 5 tackles, together with one for a loss, within the spring. Villis, a First Group All-League choice as a junior and senior in highschool, didn’t see motion within the spring.
Courtney had a profitable shortened freshman season, taking part in in all three video games, recording eight whole tackles, together with 3.5 for loss, and he picked off a move, whereas Cook dinner noticed motion in two video games in his rookie marketing campaign, recording security towards Colgate.
Newcomers at linebacker embrace freshman James Conway, Nick Holle, and Matt Jaworski. Conway is a graduate of Millard West Excessive College in Omaha, Nebraska, the place he was a Tremendous-State First Group choice as a senior, whereas Holle earned First Group All-North Jersey honors at Northern Highlands Excessive College in Allendale, N.J.. Jaworski, a local of Buffalo, performed his senior 12 months at St. John Paul II in Huntsville, Alabama, the place he was named Defensive Participant of the Yr (4A) as a senior.
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