When it comes to Michigan’s defense, a ton of attention is pointed in the direction of players like linebacker Jabrill Peppers and cornerback Jourdan Lewis. And deservedly so.
But plenty of the Wolverines’ success has been reliant on other players. Linebacker Ben Gedeon is one of them. The 6-foot-3, 247-pound senior leads all Big Ten linebackers in tackling efficiency, according to Pro Football Focus. Gedeon has compiled 26 solo tackles, 19 assists and has missed just two tackles.
Michigan's Ben Gedeon leads all Big Ten inside linebackers in tackling efficiency. 26 solo tackles. 19 assists. Only 2 missed tackles. pic.twitter.com/LiEbfrsbVR
— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) October 25, 2016
Gedeon recorded a career-high 14 tackles in Michigan’s win over Colorado and is enjoying a breakout season for the undefeated Wolverines. His teammates are certainly taking notice of his production, too.
— jake butt (@JBooty_88) October 25, 2016