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Leighton Vander Esch to be leader at LB for BSU

The Bronco defense will look much different this fall losing their four top linebackers from last year.  The torch has now been passed to a local product with Leighton Vander Esch out of Riggins Idaho.

Vander Esch played in just six games last year and finished with 47 tackles the past two seasons as a reserve.

This season he has become the leader of the group something he is proud of.

"It's a privilege you gotta earn it I got some big shoes to fill I know what it was like looking up to Tanner, Ben and Tyler Gray and even Blake when I was a freshman and now I'm in that position."

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