Brycen Huddleston, Class of 2020, committed to both Eastern Michigan and to “Red-Dog[ing]” Bluebird opponents…

According to an article we once read in Sports Illustrated, the origins of a “Red Dog” referring to a player, slotted in either the defensive second or third level, making an all-out assault on the backfield, commonly referenced as a “blitz,” dates to 1959. It is believed the first “Red Dog” strategy was employed by a LB christened Donald Nesbit Ettinger. Ettinger’s nickname was (you guessed it) “Red Dog.”

Ettinger played both collegiately at the University of Kansas and

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