On a positive note, Zeke Vandenburgh played a great game in his final appearance at Hancock. He had a great season for the Redbirds and will be hard to replace. Best of luck to him!
There's a long and storied line of Redbird linebackers, and Zeke surely ends up as one of the best ever. Listening to Spack talk about him, you know he feels very strongly about him and respects him hugely.On a positive note, Zeke Vandenburgh played a great game in his final appearance at Hancock. He had a great season for the Redbirds and will be hard to replace. Best of luck to him!
Didn't list Office because I couldn't figger out if he was a LB or DE, but he was top notch, thanks for mentioning. Also came across Eddie Smith from the 70's, also great, an ISU Hall of Famer. And also from that era, a guy from my old area on the south side, Larry Lokanc.He might not rate among the top LBs at ISU, but if you have a time machine that can transport you back to my prehistoric days of bad ISU football, the top LB was Anthony Office.
This is very good point in comparing him to other great Redbird LBers.Vandenburgh was probably the best linebacker I’ve seen at ISU. The lack of team success and not having NFL talent around him (sans Ridgeway) made him the guy that defenses schemed against week in and week out. Despite this, he was still able to play at a high level, and was very versatile. He could have been one of the better drop back/ coverage linebackers if needed. Instead, he put on a little more weight and bulk and went after the qb. I knew after one year of seeing him that we had something special.