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Here's your player to watch: Linebacker Chad Nkang, one of the best in the country.
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Will begin the season as the starting middle linebacker in Elon’s new 4-3 defensive scheme...Was rated as the top linebacker in I-AA football by The Sports Network entering the year...Selected to both the Street & Smith’s College Football 2006 Yearbook and The Sports Network NCAA-IAA All-America Teams.

2005 – Was rated as I-AA’s 11th-best linebacker by The Sports Network entering the 2005 season...Led all of I-AA football with 13.82 tackles per contest on 152 total tackles en route to claming Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Southern Conference honors...Notched 73 solo stops and 18.5 tackles for a loss...Led the team with five sacks...Finished fifth in the voting for the Buck Buchanon Award, given annually to the top defensive player in I-AA...Made 10 or more tackles in all but one game...Tallied a career-best 25 tackles, including 14 solo takedowns against Chattanooga to earn Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week and The Sports Network and Football Gazette National Player of the Week accolades...Forced one fumble, recorded a safety and blocked a kick at Wofford...Was named Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Month in September, October and November...Was dubbed first team all-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, The Sports Network, and Football Gazette...Tabbed second team all-American by The Associated Press...Claimed the title of Football Gazette I-AA Linebacker of the Year and Southeast Region Linebacker of the Year...Selected to the First Team All-Southeast Region by Football Gazette...Named Team MVP and was awarded the Sid Varney Scholarship as the team’s top linebacker for the second consecutive season.

2004 – Recorded a team-best and SoCon-high 135 tackles in his first season on the defensive side of the ball...Tied for fourth in I-AA football with 12.27 total tackles per game...Finished second in the SoCon with 1.32 tackles for loss per game...Led the team with three fumble recoveries and was tied for the team lead with two forced fumbles...Had one sack and one interception...Awarded the Sid Varney Scholarship as the team’s best linebacker as a sophomore...Was named the SoCon’s Defensive Player of the Month in November...Earned First Team All-Southern Conference distinction...Collected Second Team All-South Region honors.

2003 – Saw time at fullback as a true freshman, rushing for 307 yards and one score on 68 carries...Averaged 25.6 yards per carry, second on the team, as a freshman...Became Elon’s first Southern Conference Freshman of the Week in any sport.

Prep – Spearheaded Prince George County’s top-ranked defense for coach Ed Shields’ 7-2 conference co-championship team...Team MVP...Racked up 15 tackles and three sacks in the Washington, D.C. All-Star Game en route to Defensive Player of the Game honors.

Personal – Son of Glenna Nkang...Born July 1, 1985...Majoring in art.
Years at Elon: Sr.
Position: LB
#: 30
Hometown: Hyattsville, Md./Northwestern
Height: 6-1
Weight: 218
Elon Phoenix Football
             Elon Overall Defensive Statistics (as of Oct 07, 2006)
                                   All games
                            |--------Tackles--------| |-Sacks-| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd
DEFENSIVE LEADERS        GP Solo  Ast Total   TFL/Yds   No-Yds  Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds  FF Kick Saf
30 Chad Nkang             5   17   38    55   7.5-22   2.0-8       .       1   .    .      1    .   .