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Short and Insufficient Profile: Matt Lentz

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

Height–6’3”

Weight–205

40–4.55

Year–Freshman

Position–Safety

Hometown–Simpsonville, SC (Greenville)

Unfair comparison to NFL-er: Eric Crouch…if he was still in the pros. A running quarterback who has been transformed into a safety. Or, Matt Lentz, I suppose.

Most interesting fact from his media guide bio: His cousin played soccer at IU when the Hoosiers won the national championship.

Something we made up about him: Suddenly, Lentz has started thinking about returning to the QB rotation…

Items of legitimate interest: Very strong and athletic in high school, Lentz also competed in baseball in track. He batted .420 his junior year. Ha. 420. Weed.

Outlook for 2008, based on light research by our minions: Moved to strong safety from QB during spring practice. Lentz has adapted well to the move, and enjoys “hitting.” Rivals lists him second on the depth chart at strong safety behind Ashton Cobb.

Article written by Evan Hilbert