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Youthful Su'a steps into role of wily ol' vet

CHESTER SU'A

PULLMAN—Washington State linebacker Chester Su'a leans strongly to the shy side when it comes to interviews. He dutifully answers every question, but the words are shared judiciously. That could be changing this season, however, because the sophomore-to-be figures to be getting lots of air time with reporters as the unexpected elder statesman of the Cougar linebacking corps.

"Chester's the one guy in that group who's played significant downs at linebacker," WSU linebackers coach Jeff Choate told CF.C. "I think he's a playmaker who has a natural feel for the game. There's still plenty of details that we have to correct but I've been pleased with his overall performance thus far." And while soft-spoken off the field, Su'a has shown no reticence in the early going of...

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