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The Cardinal Countdown: 53 Days Until Kickoff

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#53 Amonte Caban

Class: RS Senior

Ht/Wt: 6-1/256

Position: Defensive Line

Hometown: Smiths Station, AL

Twitter: @amonte_caban

Thoughts: Caban is a great example of watching a player come in with potential and then grow each and every season into the player you had hoped he would become. Caban played in all twelve games last year, getting a few starts at end and playing well during the year on a defense that really lacked direction and a system that often didn’t put them in a great spot to achieve success. That was kind of just a nice way of saying BVG didn’t have a clue as to what he was doing last year.

Caban finished 2018 in the Top 5 in tackles (50), grabbed a couple sacks, and had seven tackles for loss on the year. Our friends at the ACC Digital Network even put together a nice little highlight clip on Mr. Caban you can watch below…

Shifting to a 3-4 will bring some uncertainly in my mind as to how Brown and Dennison want to use Caban but if we’re keeping it simple I think he ends of getting the nod as a starting defensive end when the season ramps up. Coach Ivey talked about Caban being a leader on the line this year and Coach Sirignano already singled about Caban as grinding in the weight room since he took over the Strength Coach duties earlier this year. I think Amonte, who has already graduated, is ready to end his career as a Cardinal in a special way. Look for him to be a defensive leader from the first snap to the last in 2019.

Sweet Tweet:

A retweet from Caban that hit me in my feels....

The “offseason” is only as boring as you make it.

[Whispers] This was 90% of my summers growing up