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Numbers Don't Tell The Story

Numbers Don't Tell The Story

Despite registering 50 fewer tackles than the year before, defensive tackle Lendell Buckner has been a force in the trenches, which is the main reason for his popularity among colleges in the Midwest. Despite committing early to Illinois, Buckner's plan was to take all his official visits, which was the main reason he was in Madison last weekend.

MADISON – From a pure numbers standpoint, Lendell Buckner had a down season. After 126 tackles and 18 sacks as a junior for Leo Catholic (Ill.) H.S., Buckner, according to his high school coach Michael Holmes, finished with roughly 70 tackles, 20 for loss yardage and eight sacks. But what makes Buckner's numbers better than last season was considering that he still recorded those numbers while...

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