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Breaking: Northern Iowa linebacker Brett McMakin has declared for the 2016 NFL Draft

We are learning that University of Northern Iowa linebacker Brett McMakin has declared for the NFL Draft.  Brett finished the 2015 NFL season with 122 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and 2 interceptions. He is 6’4 and weighs 215 pounds. 

Brett McMakin’s middle name is Strech — the name fits him perfectly.

To hear the Northern Iowa linebacker tell it, “Strech” is a family name that’s used by one of his uncles. Most of McMakin’s UNI teammates call him Strech, which is pronounced exactly the same as the common word stretch.

“It’s kind of my nickname,” McMakin said.

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