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A TBJ breakout
9. Terry Beckner, Jr; DT, Missouri
2016 grade: 81.0 | 2015 snaps: 324
A late-season injury kept Becker Jr eligible for this list as he was on his way to one of the best true freshman seasons in the nation. He still finished as the top true freshman interior defensive lineman at 81.0 as he brought excellent run defense (83.1) to go with an average pass rushing effort (74.1). Beckner Jr came in with plenty of recruiting hype and he lived up to it when he had an opportunity to play as a freshman. Expect another step forward as he becomes more of a household name around the nation as a sophomore.
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He’s been involved in a number of renovations for the athletic facilities and even a major upgrade was made last year when the basketball program received a $15 million dollar practice facility. That said, some fans felt he never came off as much of a promoter for the program and more resources could have been used on drawing in the local community to support the athletic program more. Most notably, he launched a "Rise to 25" campaign in 2014 which promised a better fan experience at games and increased attendance but nothing really ever came of it. San Diegans are just now starting to see investments being put into action with increased events, creative promotions such as billboards and so on but a lot of that arguably has more to do with the hype surrounding this year’s talent-heavy team.