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Linebackers to watch this fall

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  September 4, 2012 07:00 AM

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Here's a look at some of the top linebackers returning to the field this fall in the city of Boston:

- Latin Academy senior Ralph Cesar is 5-10, 160 pounds and was a running back last year, but will be an outside linebacker this season. Coach Rocco Zizza says that he has gotten much bigger this summer and expects great things.

- West Roxbury linebacker Sedeeq Rheddick is a junior who was chosen for the first All-City football team. He also led the team in tackles last year.

- Latin Academy sophomore Brian McCarthy was injured as a freshman, but according to coach Rocco Zizza he will be back on top this season. He is a strong player who is known for his skills on both sides of the ball.

- Sophomore Steven Thomas made a splash running the ball for Boston English as just a freshman. He played well at the Thanksgiving game against Boston Latin and will be playing for New Mission this season at linebacker. He’s very talented and is sure to be a promising college prospect.

- West Roxbury junior Michael Obianigwe is 6-0, 250. Coach Derek Wright describes him as a “workhorse.” He’s strong and has good speed.

Mary Pavlu can be reached at mary.pavlu@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @MaryPavlu.

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