Week 4 players to Watch

Posted On: 09/14/20 10:50 AM

Some top tackling leaders from a season ago will return to the field for the 2020 season. These players were physical and did their best to prevent big plays. Let’s take a look at the state’s top returning tacklers.

Luke Burns, Bernards, Sr. – Burns was second in the state last year in tackles and will be the top returning tackler following a 152-tackle junior season. He had double-digit tackles in every game last season, with his top tackling performance coming against Hillside in the season opener with 20. Burns also had 19 tackles against Middlesex and 18 tackles against Johnson a season ago.

Anthony HenriquezAnthonyHenriquez5'10" | LBHoboken | 2021StateNJ, Hoboken, Sr. – Henriquez was third in the state in tackles last year and will be the second returning tackling leader behind Burns. He finished with 149.5 tackles overall, also reaching double-digit stats in every game. Henriquez had 19 tackles in back-to-back games against Verona and Weequahic. He had 17.5 tackles against Lincoln in the season opener, and 17 tackles apiece in games against Marist, Shabazz, Glen Ridge and New Milford.

Jack Rice, West Windsor-Plainsboro South, So. – Rice had a strong freshman year at West Windsor-Plainsboro South, accumulating 134 tackles on

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