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Merrell Brothers embracing Roles in Rutgers D

Jamil Merrell (92) in on a tackle

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The Merrell brothers both went from afterthoughts to starters on the Rutgers defense in the transition to this season's offense. Jamal Merrell has nine starts at outside linebacker this season and his twin, Jamil Merrell, has two starts at defensive end.

Jamal and Jamil Merrell shared a warm embrace at midfield after the Rutgers football team's 20-17 comeback victory against South Florida. The Scarlet Knights' sideline erupted onto the field after San San Te kicked the game-winning 37-yarder in overtime, causing a frenzy in the stands and on the field. But amid the chaos the sophomore twins found each other to finish the game the same way they... Recommended Stories

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