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Defensive Line Ready for Bigger Role

Defensive Line Ready for Bigger Role

Decimated by losing six major contributors to graduation, the 2006 Cougar defensive line has plenty of work to do. Although young and not yet battle-tested, the D-linemen in BYU's spring camp are talented, hard-working and no where near limit of their ability.

"Hala is our only returning player with significant experience," said BYU Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall of Cougar defensive tackle Hala Paongo. "Kyle Luekenga played a role last year as a true freshman seeing 8-10 plays a game last year. All the rest are coming off of redshirt years and missions. So we have a lot of work to do there." "We're coming together," said Paongo who now finds himself...

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