Most who have spent four years in college acknowledge the fact that it is some of the best years of your life and flies by way too fast.
That without a doubt is the case for a great senior class for the Arizona State football team.
With the season reaching it’s final stages, players like Will Sutton, Carl Bradford, Alden Darby, Marion Grice and Chris Young are realizing what is coming to an end and are making the most of every moment they have as a Sun Devil while it lasts.
“Everybody is locked in now as we get closer to the end,” senior linebacker Chris Young said after practice on Wednesday. “Everybody is believing more and more that we have a great chance to do something great. Everybody is taking that for that fact that we need to come everyday and work hard and come out here on the field and precious these moments that we have out here as Sun Devils.”
Young in particular has had a monster senior season, leading the Sun Devils with 62 total tackles, six of them for loss and 1.5 sacks on the year playing the “will” linebacking position. However he doesn’t credit himself for his impressive play.
“Thanks Will [Sutton], thanks Carl [Bradford], thanks rest of the d-line,” Young mentioned. “I am playing pretty well thanks to (the players) up-front. They are getting off the ball well and giving me an opportunity to make a lot of plays.”
Something great is what is in line for Young and ASU if they can take care of business. A big Pac-12 South matchup with UCLA at the Rose Bowl next week and then the always anticipated Territorial Cup game against the Arizona Wildcats closes out the regular season. But before that, a big matchup ahead with Oregon State.
“They do a lot of passing plays, I would say, smart,” Young explained. “Their techniques as far as the passing game makes us have to play our assignments and have to go into every play focused and determined to stop their big plays.”
Young acknowledges what is ahead of him going into the game on Saturday against the Beavers.
“It’s just going out there and playing,” Young mentioned. “We have had a goal ahead of and that’s obviously us going the Rose Bowl and Pac-12 Championship. Focusing on that and setting everything else aside.”
Kick-off between the Sun Devils and Beavers is a 7:30pm from Sun Devil Stadium.