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Former Utah State Linebacker Bobby Wagner Ranked Among Top 15 NFL Players For 2020 Season

Jul 29, 2020, 9:42 AM | Updated: 9:42 am
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Bobby Wagner #54 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates a sack in the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field on December 2, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – NFL.com ranked former Utah State and current Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner among the top 15 players in the NFL for the 2020 season.

The former Aggie came in ranked No. 13 on the list of league’s of the top 100 players for the upcoming season.

“Tallying more tackles than anyone else in the NFL, Wagner’s mark of 159 concluded his fourth straight season of 130 or more tackles. A tackling machine running on high, Wagner was an All-Pro for a fifth time this past season and a Pro Bowler for a sixth consecutive campaign,” wrote NFL.com’s Grant Gordon. “While the Seahawks defense is hardly what it was seasons ago, Wagner remains one of the finest defenders in the game and a middle linebacker akin to those of autumns past, playing all downs, tackling anything that moves and going sideline to sideline. Consistently great each season, Wagner’s among the top 15 players for a second year in a row.”

The Seahawks linebacker came in one spot ahead of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and future hall of famer Tom Brady on the top 100 list.

Wagner will enter his ninth professional season (all with Seattle) in 2020.

Bobby Wagner’s Football Career

Wagner left Utah State after his junior season to pursue professional football.

He finished his Aggie career having played in 35 games including 33 starts. During his time in Logan, Wagner recorded 299 total tackles, 18.0 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 9 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries.

Wagner was selected by Seattle during the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

In his second season with the Seahawks, he helped them win Super Bowl XLVIII.

In 2019, Wagner became the Seahawk’s all-time leading tackler.

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