Profiles of the Manatee Hurricanes defensive line

November 23, 2012 

Derrick Calloway

Class: Senior

Position: Tackle

Height: 6-2

Weight: 310

Regular-season stats: 47 tackles, 2 sacks, 8 hurries.

Of note: A California transplant, Calloway is ranked 18th-best tackle in the nation by Rivals for the Class of 2013 and has nearly 20 Division I offers.

Demarcus Christmas

Class: Junior

Position: Tackle

Height: 6-4

Weight: 284

Regular-season stats: 43 tackles, 3 sacks, 7 hurries, 1 blocked field goal.

Of note: Christmas is in his first full season as a starter and has already committed to Florida State.

Marquis Dawsey

Class: Senior

Position: End

Height: 5-11

Weight: 229

Regular-season stats: 49 tackles, 5½ sacks, 15 hurries, 3 forced fumbles.

Of note: A four-year starter and veteran of two state championship games who originally played linebacker, Dawsey has five carries as a fullback this year and has scored four touchdowns.

Blake Keller

Class: Senior

Position: End

Height: 6-2

Weight: 215

Regular-season stats: 46 tackles, 7½ sacks, 3 blocked punts.

Of note: Keller blocked two punts and scored a TD during Manatee's season-opening win over Miramar, a game broadcast live on ESPN2. Keller has committed to UCF.

-- John Lembo, Herald sports writer

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