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Welter gets studious, earns reps at MLB

4/1/2013
Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports

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.