35 Chinedu Ahanonu, MLB, Southern Utah
Ahanonu is the Thunderbirds’ leading tackler, and it isn’t close. He has 20 stops, and his 15 unassisted tackles top the team. Ahanonu had a monster sophomore season in 2014 (152 tackles, 8.5 TFLs) before going on two-year LDS mission.
14 Khalil Tate, QB, Arizona
Can Ahanonu keep up with Tate? The answer depends partly on Tate’s health. He wasn’t able to move well for most of the Houston game because of an ankle injury. If Tate is ready, willing and able to run, Ahanonu could have a long night.