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Three of the nation’s top four tacklers in Saturday’s game

Three of the top four tackles in college football will be on the same field when Kentucky hosts New Mexico State on Saturday.

You’ve probably heard that UK’s Jordan Jones is ranked third nationally, but the Aggies’ have two of their own at the top of the list, including No. 1, Rodney Butler.

Butler has an astounding 39 tackles in two games so far this season.

Rank Player Tackles
1 Rodney Butler, New Mexico State 39
2 Nate Holley, Kent State 30
3 Jordan Jones, Kentucky 28
4 Terrill Hanks, New Mexico State 26
5 Trenton Greene, Bowling Green 25

Maybe stay away from those two linebackers as they seem to do all of the tackling for their team.

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

10 Comments for Three of the nation’s top four tacklers in Saturday’s game



  1. Sentient Third Eye
    11:05 am September 15, 2016 Permalink

    We may have something in common with this team. Know what it means when one or two players get all the tackles like that? It means their teammates aren’t pulling their load. It could be a high-scoring affair.



  2. BluKudzu
    11:15 am September 15, 2016 Permalink

    JJ is the man.



    • J-Dub421
      12:19 pm September 15, 2016 Permalink

      Hopefully he’ll teach the rest of the defense how to tackle.



    • BluKudzu
      1:06 pm September 15, 2016 Permalink

      Absolutely. He is like Sned and Trev, big heart big motor, and a lot of pride.



  3. Billy Hill
    11:32 am September 15, 2016 Permalink

    Oh, this ought to be good….not.



  4. W1ldCats4Life
    12:19 pm September 15, 2016 Permalink

    If things stay as they’ve been the opening 2 weeks….those two for NMS will double their totals and look like all americans leading their team to victory.

    Stoops has gotta fix this.



  5. az1006
    12:25 pm September 15, 2016 Permalink

    Yeah…Having a player nearly lead the nation in tackles is not a good thing. It means other guys aren’t pulling their weight, and the opposing team is running a ton of plays, allowing for a ton of tackles to be available. THat being said, Jones is really the only defensive player that has played even remotely well.



  6. smcfay1
    12:29 pm September 15, 2016 Permalink

    so their defense cant get off the field either



  7. Bozferatu
    1:11 pm September 15, 2016 Permalink

    This is a good thing for us. It’s a sign that the rest of New Mexico State’s D aren’t doing much. Maybe we actually get a touchdown or two this week.



  8. Souf beach Lou
    1:24 pm September 15, 2016 Permalink

    Jones has been a bright spot in an otherwise dismal season. The last guy I can remember making this many tackles in Trevathan, a very underappreciated wildcat. But yeah. It means the defense sucks when one guy has this many tackles, NOT FOR A LOSS OR A SACK but open field tackles