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LB Ben Councell

Observer Sports Staff | Thursday, February 3, 2011

BEN COUNCELL

LB, ��ɉ�ɉ�ɉ��, 220 pounds, 6’5″

A.C. Reynolds High School

Asheville, N.C.

An outside linebacker from Asheville, N.C., Councell recorded 141 tackles, 22 for loss, in his senior season, just his third season playing football. He also recovered two fumbles, blocked two kicks and scored two touchdowns. In his junior season, Councell showed a flair for the dramatic as he blocked a field goal to seal a state championship for his team.

Also a track star at A.C. Reynolds High School, he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.41, the quickest of Notre Dame’s linebacker recruits.

The four-star recruit played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and was named the Division 4-A State defensive player of the year and first team All-Western North Carolina.