Lake Forest - Second-year linebacker Leon Joe could get the chance to start at strong safety Sunday…
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Untested players, such as LB Leon Joe and S Brandon McGowan both got their first career starts because of injuries to usual starters Hunter Hillenmeyer and Chris Harris. Any concerns were quickly alleviated, however, as both performed well against a strong Atlanta offense with McGowan finishing second on the team with five tackles, while Joe had two stops and a special teams tackle. "Leon Joe, Brandon McGowan both had outstanding games for us," said coach Lovie Smith. Defensive coordinator Ron Rivera added, "Brandon came in and did an excellent job for us. Any time you can have a rookie come in and make that contribution, you're very pleased with the effort. Leon Joe was exceptional. He made some mistakes, but he made up for it because he played hard and he played fast." It's been a long road for both players...
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