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OP native and Grinnell linebacker Ryan Slager (bottom right, No. 54) is congratulated after becoming the all-time leading tackler in Division III history. Photo: JUSTIN HAYWORTH/GRINNELL COLLEGE
Grinnell defensive star and Orland Park native Ryan Slager (No. 54) is shown making the NCAA Division III-record 546th tackle against Lake Forest on Oct. 20. PHOTOS BY JUSTIN HAYWORTH/GRINNELL COLLEGE
Ryan Slager’s high school coach, Mike Fahey of Stagg, drove eight hours to see his former player break the NCAA Division III record for tackles.
Tim Yonke, Freelance Reporter
6:23 am CST November 7, 2018
The essence of football is tackling. That is something that Orland Park native Ryan Slager knows very, very well. On Oct. 20, the Grinnell (Iowa) College linebacker shattered the NCAA Division III record for most tackles in a career during the Pioneers’ game against Lake Forest College.