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Jonathon Linton
FB, N. Carolina

Name
Jsy
College
HT
WT
Jonathon Linton
27
N. Carolina
6005
248

40
BP
SS
LS
VJ
BJ
Grade
Rd.
4.88
N/A
4.27
11.87
29.5
0902
5.05
7


Background

1997- Super Sleeper Team...All-American honorable mention...first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection by NFL Draft Report...second-team All-ACC honors from the media...ranked second in the conference in rushing and all-purpose yds...became first player in UNC history to gain over 100 yds. both receving and rushing inthe same game...1996- Appeared in every game as a reserve tailback...1995- Began the year as a reserve tailbac, moving to fullback at midseason...second on the team in yardage and TD's...fractured a bone in his left arm prior to the Carquest Bowl...1994- Saw limited action, carrying the ball 6 times for 19 yds...1993- Redshirted as a freshman...

High School

Three time All-League choice during his four year career as a tailback at Catasauqua High School (Pa.)...Gained over 1000 yards three years straight as the team won the district title in each season...Finished his career with 4003 yds and 16 TD's....lettered three times in track and twice in wrestling...

Academics

Majoring in Sociology at North Carolina...

Stats

1997- 248 no...1004 yds...10 TD...1996- 55 no...200 yds...1995- 90 no...350 yds...4 TD...1994- 6 no...19 yds...1993-redshirted...Totals: 399 no...1573 yds...14 TD...Receiving-1997- 29 no...286 yd...1 TD...1996- 5 no...56 yds...1 TD...1995- 8no...67 yds...Totals: 32 no...286 yds...2 TD...KOR-1996- 23 yds...1995- 17 yds...Totals: 40 yds.

Summary

Had his best year in 97 and really emerged as a tough, physical type FB. He has excellent size and overall strength and he has shown good inside run skills. He plays with good leverage and has excellent leg drive and falls forward and makes yards after contact. He does not have great speed or elusiveness, although he doesplay a little faster than his 40 times indicate. While he is a solid and willing blocker, he is not quite as explosive and powerful as one might imagine for his size. He is a weaver type runner that does not have alot of niftiness in the open field, but he is a load between the tackles. He did not have a great combine workout and can appear somewhat sluggish at times... would be good in a one back offense or SY and GL situations. One of the few true FBs in this draft, although he is not a finished product.

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