By LaMar Gafford
Although defensive backs are considered the secondary, they do provide a primary role as the last line of defense to prevent the offense from scoring.
Whether if it is a shutdown cover cornerback, a ball-hawking free safety or a sure-tackling strong safety, all defensive backs play a vital role to a team's defense.
Last season, players such as Many's Tavier Williams, Tioga's Ty'Darian Quinney, Pineville's Mikinzi Nash, Jena's Shaun Todd and Avoyelles' Robert Scott provided great examples of secondary play and have laid out the blueprint for this year's top defensive backs.
In part seven of the top returning football players series, here is a look at some of the best returning defensive backs in the area.
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By Garland Gillens
NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Week two of the regular season, Aaron Anderson burst onto the football scene with this kick return for a touchdown. After that, he never looked back. Playing a big role in the Cougars run for a title.
"I wasn't expecting to play my freshman year until one of teammates went down. They put me in, said they could count on me. So I had to show them what I'm about you heard me. I showed them what I'm about, did me, scored a touchdown. Got us some more yardage, and carried that out through the whole season," said Aaron Anderson.
"We kind of let his athleticism do the talking. It's our job to get out of the way sometimes as coaches, and keep it simple. If we have to give him a bubble, or an out pass right now, we're going to do that. That's something that God gave him the talent to do those kind of things. It's our job to give him the ball, and do what he does best," said Karr head coach Brice Brown.
Going forward, the best is yet to come for Anderson.
"I just know I'm going to do better than my freshman year," said Anderson.
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