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Football: Troy Niklas is the big man on campus

It's week 15, and the player of the year in Southern California still needs to be decided, and one of the candidates emerging is two-way lineman Troy Niklas of Anaheim Servite.

The 6-foot-6, 245-pound senior has been playing like a future big-time college player, blocking well from the offensive guard position and making plays at defensive tackle.

His improvement over the course of the season is one reason Servite (14-0) is playing Concord De La Salle in Saturday's CIF state championship Open Division bowl game at the Home Depot Center.

He missed seven games last season with a concussion and is back at full strength and making an impact.

-- Erici Sondheimer

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He should be the player plain and simple. He is the most dominating player on both sides of the ball. If there was anyone that could block him one on one I never seen it. He's also a damn good blocker.


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