2014 LB gets boost from rugby 

September, 13, 2012
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Linebacker Dylan Weigel (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North) led his team in tackles as a sophomore and intends to do the same this season.

But what he attributes much of his success to on the football field is picking up another sport off it -- one that increases intensity but decreases padding: rugby.

"Rugby just made me a lot more physical," Weigel said. "I just love contact sports. It's similar to football, but you're going to get beat up. You're going to get scratches on your face and stuff, but if you hit right you'll be OK."

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