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Spring ball Day 6: Another 'backer emerging

BILL DOBA

PULLMAN — Washington State has found football talent in some out-of-the-way stops over the years, making places like North Battleford and Okanogan regular parts of the crimson lexicon. Based on the results of the first week of spring practices, the faithful better break out the Atlas again. Everson, population 2,067, has produced a Cougar linebacker who's skyrocketing up the depth chart.

Walk-on Brady Emmons, a 5-10, 211-pound redshirt sophomore from Whatcom County farm country was dubbed Thursday by head coach/defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Bill Doba as one of his "favorite guys." Emmons' play has progressed so well that he looks to be a lock for the No. 2 spot at middle linebacker behind junior Greg Trent. And if he continues at his current pace, said Doba, the...

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