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Diamond Talk: Michael Hoecht, DT, Brown University | Super productive defensive lineman

Brown DT Michael Hoecht is a 6040, 310 pound stud that is making a difference for his Bears defense.

Every year there seems to be an Ivy League player that really blows up unexpectedly but this year, I think anyone who watched the Ivy League knew Michael Hoecht was going to be the guy. Hoecht is a freak of a man for being 6040, and 310 pounds.

The Oakwood, Ohio native is one of my favorite Ivy League players because of his production. Add in his smarts, and his leadership and you have a super star in the making. Hoecht, may not be on a lot of people’s radar right now, but give it time he will be there.

Hoecht dominated his junior year in 2018 but he has had a major role since coming on board as a Freshman. He was a captain in football and get this he was a captain in basketball too. OH YEAH? A 6040, 310 pound basketball player, what does that tell you? He has athleticism, wow you are good.

He finished his Freshman’s year with four sacks tied for second on the team, and was a force as a young buck on the Brown Defense.

As a Sophomore the kid finished with 45 tackles at tackle. Are you kidding me? Most defensive tackles have 20 tackles. He not only had 45 tackles, he racked up 10 tackles for loss and five QB sacks. This is when I took notice of #93.

As a Junior he was named the team Captain. He led his team with 4 sacks but registered 69 tackles. That is third on the entire team, and 10th in the entire Ivy League. Do you realize that is more than some outside backers? This kid is a freak, and I love it.

The senior is having a solid year again. He will probably not catch his 69 from the year back, but he is still unblock able. They are doubling the kid and sending all sorts of extra help his way.

Right now as it stands he has 34 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks. Remember this kid, he is great! You will fall in love just like me!

Damond Talbot

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