p class="TEXT_w_Indent"> He started in nine games at OLB last season and made 63 tackles, including five tackles for loss, and three sacks. He had two interceptions, including that pick against Houston in the final minute to end the red Cougars' upset bid.
The CFPA is in its seventh season. Go here to see the other 39 linebackers on the list, a list that includes Utah State's Zach Vigil and Kyler Fackrell.
I wrote about BYU's Chase Dalton in April and surmised that the senior might be the best BYU athlete you've never heard of. Dalton had a somewhat disappointing NCAA Track & Field finals meet, but bounced back last week with a strong performance at the USATF Championships in Sacramento, Calif.
Dalton placed fifth in the decathlon in Sacramento, but second among collegiate athletes. He scored 7,592 points. Wisconsin's Zach Ziemek was the top collegian.
The Cougars sent five athletes to the meet.
Sophomore Korey Smith was 13th overall in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 51.93 seconds, and freshman Brian Mathews was ninth in the junior decathlon with 6,750 points.
Freshman Nicole Laws was sixth in the junior heptathlon with 4,863 points and fourth among college athletes.