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Doncel Bolt

Class: Senior
Position: LB
Height: 6-3
Weight: 230

Previous School: Polytechnic HS (Cerritos)

Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.

2010 Defensive Team Captain
Big South Preseason All-Conference

An Inside Look from the Coaching Staff: Slated to start the season at middle linebacker … the quarterback of the defense … helps align the defense … has showed great progress over the last several years … good sized player … aggressive and physical … has been learning the defense for a couple years and is ready to take over … demonstrated improvements in pass drops this spring … possesses instincts in reading schemes.

2009 (Jr.): Big South second-team all-conference … started eight games, playing in all 11 contests … second on the team in total tackles … led the team and ranked fifth in the Big South in assisted tackles … had two double-figure tackle games … second on the team in tackles for a loss … nine tackles, including a shared sack for three yards and a quarterback hurry against North Carolina Central … led the Flames with 13 tackles against No. 6 James Madison, including a career-best nine assisted tackles and a tackle for a loss … five stops and 1.5 tackles for a loss against Coastal Carolina … 10 tackles including nine assisted tackles against Charleston Southern … tied a season high with four solo tackles against Presbyterian … helped Liberty finish the year ranked No. 24 in scoring defense (19.09), No. 24 in fumbles recovered (12), No. 1 in turnover margin (1.91) and No. 9 in turnovers gained (29).

2008 (So.): Saw playing time in all 12 games and started two contests … finished the year with 20 total tackles, including 10 assisted and 10 solo stops … was one of 14 players on the season to finish the year with a sack … opened the year with a season-high four tackles against North Greenville, two solo and two assisted … three stops, including two assisted tackles, against Glenville State … recorded three solo stops against Stony Brook, including a seven-yard sack in Liberty's 33-0 shutout victory over the Big South newcomer … finished the year by recording three stops against No. 12 Elon, including two solo tackles in the 26-3 season-ending victory.

Previous School: Transferring to Liberty from Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif. … as a freshman, tallied 50 tackles and two sacks … ranked fourth on the team in total tackles … participated with the Flames during 2008 spring practice … Prep: Two-year letterwinner at Polytechnic High School … recipient of the Coaches Award as a junior with 44 tackles … named team captain as a senior, finishing the year with 70 tackles.

Personal: Son of Donald and Cecile Bolt … birthday is April 2 … is a business management major at Liberty.