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The Cardinal Countdown: 47 Days Until Kickoff

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#47 Ian Maloney

Class: Freshman

Ht/Wt: 6-2/205

Position: Linebacker

Hometown: Belle Vernon, PA

Twitter: @Ian_Maloney13

Thoughts: Ian joined the cards last October, accepting a PWO spot coming out of Belle Vernon High School. Maloney played a bit of everything (DB/OLB/WR) but the majority of his time came at outside linebacker for Belle Vernon, and he stacked up some impressive numbers with the squad out of western Pennsylvania. Linebacker is likely where the Cards will try and utilize him on the team as he flashed some skills in the clips below.

You can see below that Maloney may be a smidge undersized right now to play at the D-I level but will likely look to add some weight and some strength since joining the program earlier this year. I’d expect a redshirt season for Maloney if they feel he can be utilized as a piece of the linebacking core in future seasons. Check out Maloney in action below…

Sweet Tweet:

Here’s Maloney flexin’ some skills at wideout for the Leopards last season. Wideout, linebacker, corner…he can do it all. I guess that’s why they say “a Leopard always changes it’s spots”….wait a minute…