Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Three Falcon Lineman All-Academic

As you can see from this blog, fans expect the team to win. What sets us apart, I think, is that we don't want to win at all costs. We expect us to win AND graduate players at an acceptable rate, and to have our athletes perform well in the classroom.

Five years ago, we brought in five freshmen lineman, called the Blocks of Granite. One left due to a health problem, and three of them went on to be starters and anchors of what was an outstanding offensive line. Yesterday, three of them received another honor--Academic All-Conference.

Whatever you want to say about the stereotypes of O-lineman, these guys have done great, and have earned the everlasting admiration of the Falcon Nation. Great players and great students, with great futures ahead of them.

Kevin Huelsman, Kory Lichtensteiger and Drew Nystrom----we salute you.

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