On Wednesday it was announced that linebackers C.J. Dozier and Dakota Conwell were forced to give up football thanks to concussions. They join a long list of linebackers who are not in the program any longer, causing the depth issues the team now faces. Here is a look at those lost linebackers.
All of these players could be playing this season if they were still in the program or healthy.
C.J. Dozier – Retired, Concussions
Dakota Conwell – Retired, Concussions
Brandon Golson – De-committed prior to signing day
Cody Ippolito – Torn ACL, out for year
Rob Hankins – Retired, Concussion
Domonique Petties – Failed to qualify
Dame Ndiaye – Transferred (also played TE and DE)
Kyle Benson – Left school, personal reasons
Trevor Erno – Quit football
Cordarius Golston – Transferred to Baylor
Although they would not be in the program at this point, these players left the program and forced the Wildcats to recruit JC players, leaving a current void.
Zander Fabri – Quit football
R.J. Young – Transferred
Apai Tuihalamaka – Retired, concussions