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City Native 1 of 6 CCSU Football Team Captains

Baker, a linebacker, was the only preseason All-NEC selection for the Blue Devils this season.

Middletown High School alumnus Lorenzo Baker has been named one of the six captains of the Central Connecticut State football team, according to Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.

He graduated from in 2008.

Seniors D.J. Radich, Nate Pagan and Juan Duque and juniors Denzell Jones and Jake White will also captain the team, the Press reports.

"We are going to have great leadership on this team," head coach Jeff McInerney said. "This group of captains represents our program well year round.  They are leaders in every aspect of this program, on the field, in meetings, the weight room and the classroom."

Baker, a linebacker, was the only preseason All-NEC selection for the Blue Devils this season.  In 2011, he led the squad with 80 tackles and was second on the team with 42 unassisted stops.  He also contributed 1.5 sacks and forced two fumbles to go along with his two fumble recoveries.

The Blue Devils will play five home games this season, beginning on September 8 at 12 p.m. vs. Lehigh.  Be sure to visit CCSUTickets.com to order and print tickets to all CCSU home football games.

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