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Aug 23, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals rookie linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) prays before the pre-season game against the Green Bay Packers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports

LB – Vontaze Burfict

A classic throwback football player, that is what describes the NFL’s leading tackler. Clearly hobbled by a sprained ankle Vontaze continued to show why he is the ticker that fuels this defense. Despite the ankle he still played on almost every snap making 13 tackles. He is one of the toughest players I have seen in a long time. It is a good thing that Phillip Rivers did not catch that tipped ball because he was going to get broken in half by Vontaze.

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