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.
On left, #97…he’s really bulked up.
Boring, Obligatory Vitals
Hometown–Louisville, KY (that school on Shelbyville Road)
Unfair comparison to NFL-er: Brian Brohm. Hopefully, if Luke goes pro, it isn’t to the NY Giants a month after Michael Strahan retires, only for Strahan to force his way out of retirement because he still doesn’t know what the hell he wants to do. Because, you know, that kinda happened to Brian.
Most interesting fact from his media guide bio: Has added 30 pounds because of his “extreme dedication” in the weight room.
Something we made up about him: His favorite show is “Tori and Dean: Inn Love” because his cousin, Dean McDermott, is the static, level-headed foil to Tori Spelling’s dynamic, spontaneous antics…but I’ve never seen it before.
Items of legitimate interest: Made six tackles for the victorious White team in the Blue/White game (2nd most on the squad). Described by coaches as a “hard-nosed, high energy player with a knack for getting to the ball.”
Outlook for 2008, based on light research by our minions: Fought his way up to #2 behind Corey Peters on the defensive line. Another guy to leave the cupboard full for years to come.