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Mathieu has been fast out of the gates

Freshman Tyrann Mathieu is quickly becoming a household name with his aggressive play.

Kelvin Sheppard leads the team with 80 tackles through nine games, no surprise given that the senior linebacker led the team in stops in 2009 and finished second on the team in 2008. The other names at the top won’t shock you, either. Linebacker Ryan Baker has 64 tackles. Defensive tackle Drake Nevis has 47. Safeties Brandon Taylor and Karnell Hatcher have 44 and 38, respectively. Care to... Recommended Stories