Kyler Fackrell: one of USU’s best freshmen athletes– ever?

Kyler Fackrell: one of USU's best linebackers. Ever.

(RICK BOWMER/The Associated Press) Utah State linebacker Kyler Fackrell (52) tackles UNLV running back Tim Cornett (35) in Logan in September.

LOGAN — On a sunny afternoon in San Jose, Calif., Kyler Fackrell was making 15,168 fans in Spartan Stadium groan.

Over and over again.

First, it was the Utah State freshman’s three-yard sack of San Jose State quarterback David Fales that crippled the Spartans’ second drive. Then it was an eight-yard sack on the Spartans’ first play on what turned out to be their last legitimate chance to change the outcome, down two possessions with 3:39 remaining.

In fact, any future shots were nullified because of Fackrell’s sack. It caused a fumble — he recovered that, too — and set up a Kerwynn Williams touchdown run that erased all doubt moments later.

Read the rest of the story at the Standard-Examiner.


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