By Jarrod Harris
Times West Virginian
Snap, crackle, pop — that’s the sound offensive players hear when Fairmont State University’s Trevor Malnick lowers the boom.
The fearsome 6-foot, 215-pound sophomore outside linebacker brings fire, determination and leadership to the young Fighting Falcon defense. That was something they lacked a year ago.
Although Malnick made four starts with the football squad as a freshman, his season was cut short due to a forearm injury.
He did, however, leave the season on a positive note with an interception that almost went the distance.
“I love playing linebacker,” Malnick said. “It’s the best position on the field. It’s probably one of the most difficult position because it’s what makes the defense go, but that’s the reason I like it. You have to be a leader to play this position. You have to have determination to do whatever it takes to win and get that key play to build momentum."