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ASU Football: Most Valuable Player Countdown - No. 3 Chase Lucas

Lucas will be the leading the charge in the secondary this year

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No. 3 Chase Lucas - Cornerback

After having a very inexperienced defense in 2017, the Sun Devils have many returning starters and eight out of the 11 starters are upperclassmen.

One of those returning starters who is expected to play a crucial role in 2018 is sophomore cornerback Chase Lucas.

Last year, the Sun Devils had one of the worst defenses in the country, but that was also due to the fact that there wasn’t much experience in the secondary with Lucas being a true freshman, his counterpart Kobe Williams being a sophomore, and Joey Bryant was a new comer who was making the transition from the track to the football field.

However, now that Lucas has a year of experience under his belt he will be expected to be the chief of this secondary unit heading into the 2018 season.

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