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Future Panthers' Players (OLB Versus Edition)

I would like to give credit to PanthersRoar for giving me the two OLB to research. So let’s get started.

KYLE VAN NOY - OLB

6'3

235

JR.

BYU

Kyle lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track at McQueen High School in Reno, NV. Playing linebacker and receiver, he helped lead his team to a perfect 14-0 record and 4A state title in 2008. As a junior, he had 69 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, seven sacks, seven fumbles caused and two interceptions while totaling 805 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns on offense Kyle picked BYU over UCLA, Arizona State, California, Colorado, Nevada, UNLV, Washington, Oregon State, Oregon, Nebraska, Arizona, San Diego State and LSU. He was except to play for BYU even after he was cited for DUI two days before signing day. In 2010, his freshman year at BYU, Kyle played every game and started in two, recording 35 tackles (24 solo), 7.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles, two QB hurries, two pass breakups, and one fumble recovery that, against Colorado State, ran it back 44 yards for a touchdown. In 2011, his sophomore year, he played 13 games and started eight of them. Recorded 68 tackles and led the team with 15.0 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks, 10 quarterback hurries and tied for the team lead with three interceptions. Named to Phil Steele All-Independent First Team, Yahoo! Sports All-Independent Team and FBS All-Independent Team, and a three-time FBS Independent Player of the Week award winner. Van Noy also became the only FBS player to record a statistic in every major defensive category: tackle, tackle for loss, sacks, interceptions, pass breakups, quarterback hurries, forced fumbles, fumble recoveries, blocked kick and touchdown. He underwent major reconstructive shoulder surgery during this offseason. Kyle senior year, in 2012, was his best with 44 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, 5 pass breakups, 8 QB hurries, 5 forced fumbles, and one blocked punt. he was named a final to the Lombardi Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. He is ranked 7th out of 244 OLB.

VERSUS

ANTHONY BARR - OLB

6'4

235

JR.

UCLA

Anthony Barr was born to an NFL family. His father, Tony Brooks, played football as a fullback for Notre Dame and was a fourth round draft pick for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1992. Anthony also has 3 uncles who played in the NFL. He played three seasons at Los Angeles Loyola High School. As a junior, he earned first-team All-State Underclass honors after rushing for 1,890 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also lettered four seasons in track. Anthony missed virtually all of his senior season with a broken ankle. He was selected for the U.S. Army All-America Game as a senior, but was unable to participate. During his freshman year of 2010 at UCLA, Barr rushed 6 times for 29 yards, received 9 passes for 66 yards while playing all 12 games, three as a starter. He was the winner of UCLA's John Boncheff, Jr. Memorial Award for Rookie of the Year. In 2011 Barr rushed 9 times for 25 yards and one touchdown and caught 3 passes for 16 yards and one TD. He was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic second-team that year. In 2012, Barr made the change to LB (which he should have been to begin with) and recorded 74 tackles (54 solo), 13.5 sacks, and five passes deflected. He was named to the CBSSports.com College Football All-America team, Pac-12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year by collegefootballnews.com and oh, did I mention that with 13.5 sacks, he lead the nation. This is from a guy who only played one year as an OLB. Rank 4th out of 244 OLB.

So there you have it folks, let me know what you think.

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