Wednesday, August 30, 2006

tough loss

Senior linebacker Lee Driftmier is lost for the season and will have shoulder surgery as soon as the end of the week.

He will not enroll in classes this semester, return in the spring and play next fall if, as expected, he is granted a medical redshirt.

Driftmier led Yale in tackles last year, was tied for the lead with five interceptions (ironically with Nick Solakian who is also out for the year with a shoulder injury) and led the team with three fumble recoveries.

Statistics aside, Driftmier is one of those players that makes things happen. He's got a great sense for the game and a lot of confidence. He's one of the biggest leaders on defense and will be tough to replace.


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