by Mike Potter
N.C. Central’s senior linebacker Donald Laster has been named preseason FCS Independent defensive player of the year by Lindy’s Sports.
“He lays it on the line every single play,” NCCU coach Mose Rison said of Laster. “He has been a great student and a tremendous leader. The players look up to him. …I expect him to play lights out.”
As a sophomore in 2008, Laster led the Eagles with six sacks and six quarterback hurries, while adding 40 total tackles with 9 1/2 for losses. In 2007, he had 48 tackles as an offensive lineman.