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Forrest Merrill
Player Profile:
Forrest Merrill 3140745
Position: DL
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 338
Year: Junior
Hometown: Willard, Mo.
High School: Willard
Other College: Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
Experience: Transfer

2018:  Second Team All-Sun Belt . . . Phil Steele’s Second Team All-Sun Belt . . . Played in all 13 games, including the last 12 in a row as a starter . . . Finished the season with 58 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, one pass break-up and a forced fumble . . . Ranked tied for 11th in the Sun Belt in sacks, tied for 21st in tackles for loss and tied for 43rd in total tackles . . . Among interior defensive linemen only, he ranked tied for first in sacks and among the top four in tackles . . . Recorded multiple tackles in every game and five or more stops in eight outings, including a season-high six against both App State and South Alabama . . . Posted at least a half-tackle for loss in six outings and 1.0 or more in four . . . Recorded a season-high 3.0 tackles for loss in a victory over Tulsa . . . Responsible for at least a half-sack in four games, including a season-high 2.5 against Tulsa . . . Also tallied 1.0 sack against USA . . . A-State Athletics Director’s Honor Roll member.

NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M:  Played sophomore season in 2017, recording 30 tackles, including 19 solo stops and 5.5 tackles for loss, and 1 forced fumble . . . Helped lead the Norsemen to a 9-3 record and the Southwest Junior College Football Conf. championship

HIGH SCHOOL:  Signed with Missouri State out of high school . . . Varsity football letterman at Willard HS.

PERSONAL:  Born Aug. 15, 1996.

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