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
Hometown–Tallahassee, FL (Florida)
Unfair comparison to NFL-er: Derrick Brooks. Seriously. Has great size and speed, and he grew up idolizing Brooks, who played at FSU. I made that last part up, but it’s possible.
Most interesting fact from his media guide bio: First Team All-State as voted by Florida sportswriters. I hear they play pretty good ball down there too.
Something we made up about him: Really pushed the “Slammin’ Ronnie Sneed” nickname, until he realized that alliteration was really the allure. He also spells his name differently than Sam Snead, completely crushing his hope.
Items of legitimate interest: Was named most outstanding defensive scout team player during his redshirt season. Had over 120 tackles in each of his final two seasons. Chose UK over South Carolina.
Outlook for 2008, based on light research by our minions: Is fighting for time at the middle linebacker spot, but may have to wait his turn behind juniors Mikhail Mabry and Micah Johnson. Perhaps a contributor on special teams this season, with a smattering of time on defense. It is likely, based on what I’ve read around the interwebs concerning this young man, that he will be a star for the Cats.