Posted On: 06/17/20 11:00 AM

With so many offenses favoring the passing scheme now, having a defense with a solid pass rush is an absolute must. Here is a list of a few incoming seniors who make the jobs of their DBs much easier by consistently finding ways to cause disruption in the backfield:

Tanner Applebee - Resurrection Chrisitan

Not only was Applebee the leading sack leader in the state last year, but he also led the nation with 32 recorded sacks during his junior season. The 6-foot-1 190lbs middle linebacker is a superior force on defense. His ability to shoot through any gap or blitz from the edge with remarkable speed makes him unstoppable. In addition to his sack total, the sure tackler has also tallied 121 total tackles, with 91 being solo. Applebee finished the season with three blocked kicks, seven fumble recoveries (one touchdown), and two interceptions that were both returned for 40+ yard touchdowns.  As a running back, he ended with a total of 75 carries for 489 yards with five touchdowns.

Clay NankeClayNanke6'6" | DLRegis Jesuit | 2021StateCO - Regis Jesuit

The 6-foot-6 210lbs defensive end tallied 31 quarterback hurries that put him at third in the state, first

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