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Is the Gator Defense IMMOVABLE?
AUSTIN MURPHY
December 29, 2008
40 BRANDON HICKS Linebacker Has shone since replacing injured starter A.J. Jones in mid-November.
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December 29, 2008

Is The Gator Defense Immovable?

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40 BRANDON HICKS
Linebacker
Has shone since replacing injured starter A.J. Jones in mid-November.

90 LAWRENCE MARSH
Nosetackle
"Our most improved player up front," Strong says of the surprising sophomore.

16 A.J. JONES
Linebacker
All-SEC Freshman selection a year ago, he backs up—and pushes—Hicks.

92 TERRON SANDERS
Defensive Tackle
Consistent play by Sanders and Marsh settled and fortified an injury-wracked front.

94 JUSTIN TRATTOU
Defensive End
Smart, relentless player slides to the nose on obvious passing downs.

51 BRANDON SPIKES
Linebacker
Unquestioned leader of whom Strong says, "As Spikes goes, so goes our defense."

8 CARLOS DUNLAP
Defensive End
Long-armed speed rusher came off the bench to lead SEC in sacks, with nine.

32 DUSTIN DOE
Linebacker
Smart, hard-hitting reserve who, Strong says, "made Stamper a better player."

41 RYAN STAMPER
Linebacker
Respected for his work ethic, he became a full-time starter in early October.

10 WILL HILL
Safety
A punishing hitter, the freshman reserve has a knack for getting home on blitzes.

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