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Defensive backs to watch this season

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  September 3, 2012 07:00 AM

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Here's a look at some of the top defensive backs to pay attention to this fall in the city of Boston:

- South Boston senior Adrian Shelton is a three-year starter who has a knack for finding the ball, whether it is an interception or a fumble. Coach Sean Guthrie calls him the team’s best defensive back with the most experience. He does an impressive job at quarterbacking the defense as the “coach” on the field.

- South Boston senior defensive back Kenneil Toney can play well at any position – and coach Sean Guthrie says he “can fit anywhere you need him.”

- West Roxbury junior Raymond Tejeda is 5-8, 165 pounds. He also plays as a wide receiver. He’s a hardworker on the field, and possesses extreme speed.

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