The Arizona State Sun Devils will enter the 2011 Las Vegas Bowl without a starter on the defensive side of the football. As first reported by Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic, a Sun Devils defensive player has been suspended for the game due to a verbal altercation with ASU head coach Dennis Erickson.
ASU coach Dennis Erickson has suspended defensive end Junior Onyeali for the Vegas Bowl. He is not with the team.— Doug Haller (@DougHaller) December 19, 2011
You were surprised it wasn't linebacker Vontaze Burfict, weren't you?
Onyeali was just a part time player for the Sun Devils, but they'll need all the pass rushing help they can get against the Boise State Broncos and quarterback Kellen Moore. On the season Onyeali had just a single sack in the five games he played in 2011.
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