March 19, 2007

Leader of the 'D'

Jordon Dizon has an opportunity to achieve elite status next season, at a position which has featured a number of greats in the history CU football.

Dizon's career tackle total of 280 through three seasons already ranks him 17th in school history.

Recently named a captain for the 2007 season, Dizon has also stepped up as the leader of the Buffaloes' defense this off-season. Four practices into spring ball, we caught up with Dizon and asked him a variety of questions:

How is spring ball going for you so far?
Jordon Dizon: "It's going well. The defense is doing well, we're still going through a little bit of a learning curve but it's going well overall."

I remember last spring talking with you, and you said your freshman year you came in and made some big plays but didn't play within the framework of the defense. Then as a sophomore, you played within the framework of the defense but didn't make as many big plays. Was last season, your junior season, when you feel you really broke out as a player?

"Oh yeah, you could tell. I finally had a really, really good season. I put everything together. Our defensive line did a good job and really helped me out. They were young, they were small, but they did a great job. That is their job. They keep the guys off me so I can make a tackle. So I have to give them most of the credit, by allowing me to run free. But it was a season when I put everything together. I put together my mental and my physical abilities."

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