Bullet Head, Snake and Father Ben form talented trio

They're known for their unique nicknames, but South Florida's linebackers bring an impressive array of skills to the field as well.

Updated: March 29, 2006, 1:52 PM ET
By Joe Starkey | Special to ESPN.com
Which feels better -- blasting a seven-point buck or belting a five-star back?

"That's a tough one," says University of South Florida middle linebacker Ben Moffitt, who has experienced both. "I love the feeling of making a good goal-line stand. But, I don't know, shooting a buck kind of lasts a little bit longer."

Credit Mike Carlson/Icon SMISouth Florida's "Snake" is primed for a big season.

Big Mr. Moffitt plans to give lots of ball carriers that deer-in-the-headlights look this season. He anchors coach Jim Leavitt's 4-3 defense and represents a third of what promises to be a dynamic linebacking crew, one that returns intact for a second straight season.