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Big Ten Linebackers Are Back In Business

By Bill Lund




Illinois linebacker Jonathan Brown has 29 tackles for loss in his last 21 games. Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images.
Illinois linebacker Jonathan Brown has 29 tackles for loss in his last 21 games. Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images.


Jonathan Brown is a tackling machine with sideline to sideline speed.

A shoulder Injury slowed the 2012 Butkus Award semifinalist last season. He finished 2012 with All-Big Ten honorable mention after a second team selection in 2011.

If Brown (6-1, 235) can stay healthy he may be one of the first LBs selected next spring.