SI names Scales 2nd team All-American

A productive junior season has afforded Tegray Scales with a major honor.

The Indiana linebacker was named a second team All-American by Sports Illustrated after leading the country with 87 solo tackles.

Scales is also first in the Big Ten with 116 tackles and 20.5 tackles for loss. He posted eight double-figure tackle games and made five sacks.

He’s also the first IU linebacker to earn All-American honors since Van Waiters picked up a third team selection from the Associated Press in 1987.

3 comments

  1. Good to see he got recognized for the season he had even if the B1G couldn’t see how good his season was. I hope he comes back next year, despite having a chance to leave this year, to finish building this defense and team.

    Way to go Tegray, I will cheer you on next year, I just hope it is as a Hoosier.

  2. Scales played great this year. His speed and athleticism put in an elite category. I hope he weighs his options and does whats best for his future. I also wonder if Dan Feeney did the right thing? I’ve seen him as high as a first round draft choice in mock drafts. But his injury year and now missing considerable time for a concussion might have teams labeling him as injury prone? That’s a question for the NFL scouts and not one for the blogs but I just hope it works out well for both of them. They deserve the honors they have earned.

  3. Assuming the pro scouts see him as a guard, I doubt Feeney was ever going to be a first round draft pick. Guards are rarely selected in the first round of the NFL draft. My guess is that the concussion and four games missed this season will cost him a round or two. My guess is that he’ll go in the third or fourth round. As so many NFL teams have demonstrated this season, a team can never have too many capable O-linemen.

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