Mocs Devonnsha Maxwell Among Nation’s Sacks Leaders

Chattanooga-(WDEF-TV) Mocs defensive lineman Devonnsha Maxwell was an All-American last year as a sophomore when he led the SoCon in sacks with seven. Now he’s on track to break that record in the SoCon’s shortened spring season. Maxwell already has four sacks in two games to put him among the nation’s leaders.

When Devonnsha Maxwell arrived at UTC, he didn’t look like a sack monster.
Maxwell:”Well first of all I had to lift weights and get bigger. I came in at 260, but that definitely wasn’t big enough for the kind of guys we go against.”
Reporter:”How big are you now?”
Said Maxwell:”285 or 290. Around that area. Way bigger. Sometimes I come in at 295 depending on what I ate that day but.”
Maxwell is eating good now. He looks like an SEC defensive lineman.
Said head coach Rusty Wright:”He’s what you want them to look like and what you want them to be. Plays that way. Gives himself opportunities to be a good player.
Said Maxwell:”My number one priority going into a game is taking care of my job basically.”
If the junior keeps taking care of business, he may do business in the NFL.
Said Maxwell:”Since I was a kid I always wanted to go to the NFL. I’m blessed with the opportunity to be ijn the position I’m in. It’s not far away as long as I keep pushing. Keep doing what I need to do. I feel like I can be there.”
Said Wright:”He’s going to give himself an opportunity to probably play on Sundays if he continues to grow and get better. He has got to be. He has got to crank that motor up just a hair all the time and play that way all the time.”

Coach Wright says Maxwell is an All-American in every way.
Said Wright:”We did a thing for the Food Bank here in town. He gave the most money for it out of everybody. Wasn’t even close. That’s just the kind of person he is.”

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