OK, so, during the dragging, sweaty, uncomfortable months of summer, we flippantly mentioned that we would be profiling every player on the team. It will only be fun and worthwhile, we decided, if we were both informative AND funny. Well, it would be really fun if we were drunk the entire time, but that’s neither here nor there. Thus, for these ten weeks leading up to the UL game, we will have at least one profile a day. We hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed the idea of doing them, but not the actual task. Oh, and we see the egregious “that’s what she said” in the headline.
We’d also like to use this italicized space to apologize to the families of the players whose last names end in ‘A’ or ‘B’ because these early ones might suck a little.
Boring, Obligatory Vitals
Hometown–Knoxville, TN (Central)
Unfair comparison to NFL-er: Martin Nance, who played for Miami (OH) and the Vikings…in 2006. Keep fightin’, Martin!
Most interesting fact from his media guide bio: Played high school ball with Lones Seiber, future subject of a short and insufficient profile!
Something we made up about him: His parents names are Alvin and Jackie. His real name is Alvin Jackie Nance. That’s not funny at all. But, I made it up!
Items of legitimate interest: Played linebacker his first two seasons at UK, and has recently moved to fullback. Excels on kick coverage due to his speed and size.
Outlook for 2008, based on light research by our minions: His move to fullback has stuck, again showing this coaching staff’s ability to get guys in the right places. Incidentally, Beisner gets guys, but in all the wrong places. Nance and John Conner will be competing for the starting job, with the clear experience advantage to Conner. Nance will likely be all over the field this season, from special teams to the backfield.