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Vincent Milanese of Ocean Springs is named 2014 WLOX Defensive Player of the Year


Vincent Milanese, a 6-3, 230 pound junior linebacker was a major factor in helping Ocean Springs post 11 wins, 2 losses and the Region 4-6A Championship.

The 2014 WLOX Defensive Player of the Year piled up 166 tackles, 99 of those were solo stops, made two interceptions, caused four fumbles and he had 7 fumble recoveries. Milanese averaged 12.8 tacklers per game.

Milanese said, "It was a great year for not only me but for the team.  Teammates they helped me out a lot to make those tackles. Everybody being in the right place, taking on blocks. Doing you job is what we preach here a lot."

"Two qualities that I think about Vincent, one...he likes to work, "stated Greyhounds head coach Ryan Ross. "He doesn't mind coming to work every day. Two, he loves playing the game and he's an instinctive player that really loves playing the game.  In my opinion that's the two things that you must have to be pretty good at this and Vincent has those."

In a 26-21 win over Pascagoula Vincent made 21 tackles. He totaled 18 tackles in the Greyhounds 17-14 victory against Harrison Central.
Milanese says to become a Division One prospect, he must improve his speed.  He presently runs a 4.9 forty.

Milanese said,  "I definitely have to get faster.  That's my number one concern and get stronger but I'd love to play anywhere, Division One.  SEC, that would be a dream of mind, get to continue doing what I'm doing to play football."

Vincent Milanese, the 2014 WLOX Defensive Player of the Year.

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