UCLA has inside linebackers and outside linebackers, but only one "fatbacker."
That's not a deep-pocketed booster, mind you. It's undersized linebacker Jayon Brown, who became a bit of a roly-poly when he beefed up to play his favorite position.
"I needed to gain weight after my freshman year," said Brown, a junior. "I ate a lot of protein and came back with a little linebacker gut."
"It was mostly just a belly, a little round one," linebacker Aaron Wallace recalled.
The nickname "fatbacker" stuck and Brown, who smiles at just about everything, reveled in it.
"I wanted to do everything I...