Leighton Vander Esch to be leader at LB for BSU

Posted at 5:49 PM, Aug 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-17 00:14:21-04

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."