Steven Manning has a simple philosophy as to what it will take for him to improve on his junior season.
“Just not get tired,” the Conifer senior middle linebacker said.
If statistics are a measuring stick, he certainly didn’t appear to be too fatigued in 2010. The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder recorded 80 tackles — 48 solo — and five sacks. He also had 16 tackles for loss.
Those numbers were quite impressive, but they did little to help a young Conifer team avoid the growing pains that came with a 3-7 season.