Texas A&M Football: Aggies’ 2021 stat leader in every major category so far

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Texas A&M Football defensive stat leaders through Week 2, Part 2

Pass Deflections: Jayden Peevy

It’s another beautiful sight — big man Jayden Peevy atop the list of pass deflections. In the first four years of his career, Peevy only managed four pass deflections, one in each season. This year, he already has three through just two games. Peevy has been extremely active on the defensive front, getting his hands up to deflect passes.

He doesn’t lead the category, but Peevy is also in the second-place spot for interceptions after a Week 2 pick against Colorado. As expected, the fourth-year player is having the best season of his career.

Interceptions: Leon O’Neal

I could talk about Leon O’Neal’s impact thus far for hours. In the first game of the season, O’Neal recorded two interceptions, the second of which he returned for a touchdown. This went a long way to help Texas A&M cover against Kent State.

O’Neal also has eight total tackles, one for loss, and a pass deflection. Outside of Peevy, there isn’t another player on this team who has stuffed the stat sheet as well as O’Neal.

Forced Fumbles: N/A

Surprisingly, nobody on Texas A&M has forced a fumble yet this season. Thankfully, the Aggies have been producing turnovers, causing three interceptions in two games. Still, this is a category where they’d like to get going.

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Expect players like DeMarvin Leal, Micheal Clemons, or Jayden Peevy to be leading the charge in this category by the end of the season.