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December 25, 2012 8:57 PM

Star-Telegram Super Team: Arlington LB Sammy Douglas, Defensive Player of the Year

Sammy Douglas wanted a senior season worthy of remembrance at Arlington High.

Anyone who saw the 2012

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Defensive Player of the Year take the football field will recall that a perfect confluence of talent, preparation and hard work came together to give the Colts a star in the middle of their defense.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound linebacker rededicated himself in the off-season shortly after a second straight one-and-done trip in the playoffs.

"I knew I needed to step up and that I could be a better player," Douglas said. "I said if I start right now I could be better than I was last year and try to push everybody else to make them better too. I got a couple people who wanted to try and make something of their lives and I pushed them hard in the weight room and when we ran outside."

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