The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro football teams DEFENSE

December 03, 1991

Defensive Player of the Year

Brent Guyton

Wilde Lake, LB

Had 162 solo tackles, 85 assists, 4 interceptions (returned 2 for TDs), 3 sacks and 4 fumble recoveries . . . tenacious hitter . . . leaning toward Penn State.

Woodlawn, LB

Small (5-11, 170) but strong and exceptionally quick . . . led Warriors (8-2) with 75 solo tackles, 50 assists and 6 sacks . . . runs 40 -- in 4.6 seconds.

Patterson, P

Ranked among area leaders all season . . . finished with 23 attempts for 39.9 average . . . put 4 punts inside the 5-yard line . . . passed for 1,026 yards and 7 TDs. Wilde Lake, DL

Best defensive lineman for a defense that allowed just 57 points in 13 games . . . had 15 tackles for losses, 7 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries.

Loyola, DB

Had 2 interceptions and 20 solo tackles . . . extremely fast and quick . . . could have also made All-Metro as RB with 1,249 yards and 9 TDs . . . Maryland recruiting heavily.

Wilde Lake, DB

Allowed only 4 completions all season at cornerback . . . had 44 tackles, 20 assists, 2 interceptions and 10 knockdowns . . . will visit N.C. State, Rutgers, Maryland and Hawaii.

City, LB

Had 17 unassisted and 20 assisted tackles, 2 interceptions and 11 sacks . . . made up for lack of size with quickness and intensity . . . key fumble recovery and INT vs. rival Poly.

EVT, DB

One of Baltimore County's top 2-way performers . . . Ray had 4 interceptions, down from 8 last year because opponents threw away from him . . . also ran for more than 1,000 yards.

St. Paul's, DL

Led St. Paul's defense which set school record, allowing just 55 points . . . had 75 tackles, 31 behind the line of scrimmage . . . MSA heavyweight wrestling champ last winter.

Anthony Walker

North County, LB

Had 98 unassisted tackles, 53 assisted, 2 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries . . . also ran for 808 yards and 4 TDs . . . Houston, Syracuse and Clemson recruiting.

City, DB

Played safety for the Knights, who allowed more than 2 TDs in only 2 games . . . led team with 6 interceptions . . . good size, speed and hands.

City, LB

Backup defensive back at Poly last season . . . led City with 82 total tackles . . . also had 1 interception and 1 sack . . . signal-caller for defense that allowed 57 points.

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