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Chargers select LB Dobbins in the 5th round

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. robdog

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    <img width="190" height="196" title="Iowa St. LB Tim Dobbins" alt="Iowa St. LB Tim Dobbins" src="http://www.iowastatedaily.com/media/paper818/stills/n65tb49z.jpg" />

    With the 151st pick in the 5th round, the Chargers added more depth to their already strong LB corp by drafting Tim Tobbins inside linebacker from Iowa ST.

    <em>Draft Exchange Analysis:</em>
    Dobbins at ISU: Awards and Honors ... Big 12 Conference Defensive Newcomer of the Year (2004) ... honorable mention all-Big 12 ... 2004 ... A junior college player who made an immediate impact with tremendous strength and speed at the linebacker position ... the second ISU player in as many years to earn Big 12 Conference Defensive Newcomer of the Year honors, Dobbins had 61 tackles, fifth best on the team ... also added two interceptions, including one that iced the win over Nebraska, helping him earn honorable mention all-Big 12 honors ... had five tackles against Missouri ... recovered a fumble at Kansas State to set up ISU's go-ahead touchdown ... recorded six tackles and had the game-winning interception with 2:45 to play against Nebraska ... led ISU with 11 tackles at Iowa, a career-high, including two for loss ... had nine tackles at Baylor ... picked off the first pass of his career at the start of the fourth quarter at Colorado ... also deflected a CU pass ... made three stops against Northern Iowa, including two for loss and a half sack.

    At Copiah-Lincoln: Honorable mention all-state selection in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) ... one of four Co-Lin players in the MACJC All-Star Game ... registered 112 tackles in 2003, including seven sacks ... had a 48-yard interception return for a touchdown and a 44-yard fumble return for a touchdown ... also forced a fumble ... finished career with 210 tackles, including 13 sacks and four interceptions ... coached by David Poinsett.

    High School Experience: First-team all-state at linebacker as a senior ... played in the 2002 Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game in Knoxville ... as a sophomore fullback, ran for 115 yards and a touchdown on five carries in the Class 5A championship game, including two carries of 50+ yards rushed for a combined 1,438 yards in his sophomore and junior seasons ... coached by Jim Wilson.

    Personal: Born Dec. 10, 1982, in Nashville, Tenn. ... son of Brenda Coleman ... plans on majoring in physical education.

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