Penn State Linebacker U Tradition Continues with Michael Mauti

The University of Illinois, is sometimes called “Linebacker U.” And although they have a strong tradition at that position –producing Dick Butkus, the whose name is on the award given to the nation’s best player at LB- Penn State University has a much richer history of linebackers. You can make a case for the University of Miami being Linebacker U as well, but I’m going to go with State College on this one.

Thirteen men who played the position at PSU have been named All-American; a superlative no other University can touch. There are currently six former Nittany Lions playing LB in the NFL. The next one to likely join them is junior Michael Mauti, who could be a 3rd-5th round draft pick in 2012.

[Read more…]