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.
Also named Chris Cessna: a DUI lawyer in Colorado.
Boring, Obligatory Vitals
Hometown–London, KY (North Laurel)
Unfair comparison to NFL-er: Tall, fast, athletic linebacker. Played both ways in high school, when he saw action as a tight end. He could be our Mike Vrabel.
Most interesting fact from his media guide bio: Was named third team All-State his senior year despite missing most of his team’s games. That probably pissed off the guys who were honorable mention at linebacker… His high school coach also said, and I quote, “he loves to lay the wood on you.” So, take that for what it’s worth.
Something we made up about him: Makes everyone he knows call him “the woodlayer.”
Items of legitimate interest: Has worse knees than Carlton Fisk. Blew out a knee in the eighth grade, his senior year in high school, and last year. Luckily, he was able to use last year as a redshirt year, so he lost no eligibility. Health could be a cause for concern in the future, but he did have successful reconstructive knee surgery last year. Chose the Wildcats over an offer from Purdue, and interest from Louisville and Virginia Tech.
Outlook for 2008, based on light research by our minions: Currently sits fourth on the depth chart at the outside linebacker slot. Probably will have to wait his turn at this deep position.