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
What a happy-lookin’ fellow!
Unfair comparison to NFL-er: Oh jeez, I didn’t think about how difficult this would be for offensive linemen. Uh, hmmm….tall…athletic…big…offensive tackle….isn’t that everyone in the league?!
Marcus McNeil! Though McNeil is two inches taller and forty pounds heavier (NFL players are HUGE), they both hail from Georgia.
Most interesting fact from his media guide bio: Chose UK over Mississippi State and Duke, in the easiest decision ever. He’s also smart or something. I saw something about engineering but didn’t read much past it. Sorry.
Something we made up about him: Author of medical mystery novels, especially those focusing on high-ranking government officials.
Items of legitimate interest: His high school coach described him as having “good hands and feet,” which is a relief. Was anyone else worried that we had a club-footed guy with no fingers pushing for a starting spot on the O-line? He played in every game his freshman year, and a couple in his sophomore year. Redshirted last year with a back injury.
Outlook for 2008, based on light research by our minions: Alexander will likely begin the season behind Garry Williams on the depth chart. He is an able replacement who has real-game experience, which will certainly help the depth on the offensive line.