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Senior workhorse closing out his high school football career at North Brunswick

Devontae Webb has bounced back from a serious injury to lead North Brunswick's defense. (Source: WECT) Devontae Webb has bounced back from a serious injury to lead North Brunswick's defense. (Source: WECT)
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Devontae Webb has found success at every turn on the football field.

The North Brunswick senior made the team as a sophomore and has played a big role ever since. Webb now leads the team as a standout middle linebacker.

"I direct the team," Webb said. "Basically, I'm the quarterback of the defense."

When the defense makes a stop, Webb's work is far from over. He also runs the ball and catches passes out of the backfield as the team's starting fullback.

"He plays about 120 plays a game like it's his last play," North Brunswick coach Darren Willis said. "It's pretty amazing."

Webb has racked up plenty of miles on his legs, a fact made even more impressive considering most of the wear and tear came after an injury that has ended other players' careers.

"I tire my ACL (my sophomore year)," Webb said. "That was it, and I had to wait (the) until next year."

Webb spent the rest of the year in an unfamiliar place -- the sideline.

"It's what you make of it. If you want to make it miserable, then it's going to be miserable," Webb said of his recovery time. "If you try and get back on the field, it's going to get faster and (be) a better process for you."

Webb fought his way back on the field and is once again a cornerstone on the Scorpions' defense.

Friday's game versus Topsail is the last of his high school career. He hopes, above all else, to leave a lasting impression a young Scorpions team desperately needs.

"My work ethic," he said. "I'm going to play every play and I'm not going to stop."

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