Benton

Whitley

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#17

Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 241
Year: Junior
Hometown: Springfield, Mass.
High School: Minnechaug Regional

Bio

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2018:
• Saw action in 10 games along the defensive line.
• Totaled 17 tackles on the year, with 16 solo stops, three sacks and six tackles for loss.
• Ranked 12th in the Patriot League in sacks.
• Tallied a season-high six tackles, two quarterback sacks and three tackles for loss during the victory over Lehigh.
• Recorded three tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss at Harvard.
• Posted two tackles with one tackle for loss in the win at Lafayette.
• Made three solo tackles at Colgate.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2017:
• Appeared in two games as a backup linebacker.
• Saw action against Connecticut and New Hampshire.

HIGH SCHOOL:
• Played for head coach Steve Allosso at Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, Mass.
• Served as team captain during his senior season.
• Earned All-State honors as a senior.
• A two-time first team All-Western Massachusetts selection.
• Broke the school record with 14 career quarterback sacks.
• Also lettered in wrestling, posting a 49-1 record in 2016, while winning the state and Western Massachusetts titles.

PERSONAL:
• Son of Eddie and Tracy Whitley.
• Father was a member of the football and wrestling teams at Western New England College.
• Has one sister (Rae).
• Majoring in Biology.

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