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Short and Insufficient Profile: John Conner

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.

This picture reminds me of this unforgettable moment

Boring, Obligatory Vitals

Height–5’11”

Weight–228

40–N/A

Year–Junior

Position–Fullback

Hometown–West Chester, OH (Lakota West)

Unfair comparison to NFL-er: Short, squatty blocking back. Lorenzo Neal, I suppose. So, look for him to hand the ball to a tight end in order to throw a lateral across the field, leading to an amazing kick return for a touchdown. Prepare to be nervous, though, because the play will be under review for several minutes.

Most interesting fact from his media guide bio: Turned down scholarship offers to walk-on at Kentucky, straight Anthony Epps-style.

Something we made up about him: Called Beisner a “fat slob” for dipping his fries in ranch dressing at K-Lair. Beisner, in return, rolled his eyes and scoffed.

Items of legitimate interest: Excellent lead blocker, but I have no video proof, necessarily. I can refer you to any full-game highlight video from last year, and he will be lead blocking for a touchdown at some point. Caught a TD pass against LouisvilleĀ and FAU. Scored twice against Kent State…on two carries! We should’ve given him the ball more!

Outlook for 2008, based on light research by our minions: Conner has firmly taken over the fullback position, with Maurice Grinter moving to tight end. He’s also quite solid on special teams.

Article written by Evan Hilbert