12. Duane Boone
6'2" 200 Defensive End/Tight End
2013 Offensive Stats: 7 catches. 79 yards. 1 touchdown.
2013 Defensive Stats: 15.5 tackles for loss. 7 sacks. 2 fumble recoveries.
The Scoop - It is not a great quarterback or a prolific running back leading Tyrone this season as the favorites of district six, but a powerful defensive end. His name is Duane Boone, and he is very, very good at football. Boone plays the game with an intense motor, and wreaks havoc in opposing backfields play after play. You look at Boone's stats, and then you watch his film, and you can see his does much more than what is on maxpreps page. Boone bats down passes with his long arms, he forces fumbles like it's his job, and can do so many things that it makes him one of the best defensive lineman in the area. Boone is athletic enough to stand up and drop back into coverage in a hybrid outside linebacker role, but he's also strong enough to stick his hand in the ground and bull rush a tackle right over. Boone jumps off the film if you ask me, and this Tyrone defense has a chance to be special. Boone could also come into play on the offensive side of the ball, as they do have a new quarterback to break in this season. Expect to see him catch more than 7 passes this season.