Welter gets studious, earns reps at MLB 

April, 2, 2013
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D.J. WelterDerick E. Hingle/USA TODAY SportsSidelined by grades most of last season, D.J. Welter has become a better student on and off the field.

BATON ROUGE, La. -- D.J. Welter struggled as a student so much that he missed all of the 2012 season because he was academically ineligible.

That has not stopped him from progressing so much as a student of the game of football that he might end up being LSU's starting middle linebacker.

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