Former Neosho High standout and NAIA Baker (Kansas) junior Landon Decker shifted positions for his junior season from linebacker to defensive end and it’s been a success the first couple weeks of the 2017 season.

Former Neosho High standout and NAIA Baker (Kansas) junior Landon Decker shifted positions for his junior season from linebacker to defensive end and it’s been a success the first couple weeks of the 2017 season.
After two games, Decker has recorded eight tackles (five solo, three assist) with half of those tackles recording 21 yards of losses. He’s notched a pair of quarterback sacks for 11 yards in losses and recovered a fumble.
Decker leads the team in both tackles-for-loss and quarterback sacks.
Nationally, Decker ranks third in tackles-for-loss and sixth in total sacks.
Only William Penn sophomore Resean Coleman and Ave Maria (Florida) sophomore Shar’Quez Hamilton average more TFLs than Decker and a whole horde of players tied with Decker.
Coleman and Avila’s Josh Thomas lead the NAIA with three sacks and three players are tied with 2 1/2 sacks.
Baker — a national runner-up last season — currently stands at No. 2 in the national rankings. The Wildcats are 2-0 after wins over nationally-ranked foes William Penn (31-27) and Grand View (48-41).
Baker takes on Culver-Stockton this Saturday in Canton, Missouri. The Wildcats of Culver-Stockton enter the week 0-2 after a 31-0 opening loss to Central Methodist and a 52-13 defeat last week against MidAmerica Nazarene.