Rutgers LB Olakunle Fatukasi hits incredible season milestone in ninth game of 2020
Olakunle Fatukasi has been unreal this season, and the senior linebacker eclipsed an incredible milestone Friday night.
Rutgers’ star linebacker finished as a semifinalist for the Butkus Award this season, annually given to the nation’s top linebacker. And for good reason. Fatukasi entered Friday’s game against Nebraska with four games of double-digit tackles on the season.
Early on against the Huskers, Fatukasi added to his impressive season. He recorded what goes down as his 100th tackle of 2020. What makes that mark even more impressive is that total comes in just the ninth game of the season.
For a bit of perspective, Fatukasi had less than 90 total tackles in 12 games during 2019:
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Entering Friday’s game, the star linebacker had 88 tackles, 9.5 TFL, and 3.0 sacks through eight games of 2020. Fatukasi has 195 career tackles with 14.5 TFL and 3.0 sacks.
With the NCAA granting an extra year of eligibility to every player in 2020, Fatukasi has the potential to return for an extra year at Rutgers in 2021. However, it would seem like an ideal time for Fatukasi to make the jump and enter the 2021 NFL Draft.