Depth strong on offensive front
Practices begin March 5 and end with spring game on April 6
Hurricane also has seven honorable mention and four all-freshman team selections
Hurricane loses first game in C-USA play this year
The chore of filling three starting positions left by graduation has gone pretty smooth
Tulsa -- A three-year letterwinner . . . has played in 31 career games and has started 13 games . . . 2011 - Moved over to right guard from right tackle in the preseason . . . played in 12 games and started two contests . . . was in the starting lineup against Houston and BYU . . . missed the SMU contest . . . came off the bench vs. Oklahoma and played 22 snaps at right guard, and also played eight snaps at Tulane . . . missed the 2011 spring after undergoing shoulder surgery following the 2010 season . . . 2010 - Played in 13 games and started nine contests . . . his starting assignments came in the final nine games of the season at right tackle . . . played 789 snaps . . . received his third career start and his first of the season at Memphis at right tackle . . . had a high grade of 88-percent at Memphis . . . came of the bench in the first four games . . . played most of the game against Oklahoma State at right guard . . . 2009 - Was one of eight true freshmen to earn a letter in the 2009 season . . . played in seven games - Oklahoma, Sam Houston State, Rice, Boise State, SMU, Southern Miss and Memphis - and started two contests . . . was in the starting lineup at left guard against Sam Houston Sate and Memphis . . . played the entire second half against Rice . . . filled in for an injured Clint Anderson in the Southern Miss game, and started for Anderson in the season finale against Memphis . . . Overall - Made the move back to tackle in spring drills . . . versatile enough to play guard and tackle . . . has starting experience . . . showed in the spring that he can play the tackle spot as well as guard . . . likes to finish his blocks . . . coaches expect him to have a big year as a senior.
High School -- Was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Tulsa Union High School . . . was on the Class 6A State Championship team his senior season, and were runners-up in his junior campaign . . . earned first-team Tulsa World all-state honors as a senior . . . was a two-time Tulsa World all-metro selection . . . also earned first-team all-state merits from The Oklahoman . . . received a three-star rating by Rivals.com . . . the 12th-ranked player in the state of Oklahoma by Rivals.com . . . ranked as the 22nd top offensive guard in the nation by Rivals.com and 28th by Scout.com . . . helped the Redskins average 50.5 points in four playoff games and a 44.7 scoring average overall on the season . . . had 35 pancake blocks his senior season and did not allow a quarterback sack . . . was invited to play in the Oklahoma-Texas Oil Bowl Game . . . high school coach was Kirk Fridrich.
Personal -- Favorite sports movie is Remember the Titans . . . his favorite NFL team is the New England Patriots . . . favorite pro sports team is the New York Yankees . . . his favorite pro athlete is Albert Pujols . . . his favorite sport to watch and play besides football is baseball . . . has career aspirations to become an athletic director . . . if he played in the NFL, the head coach he'd most like to play for is Jon Gruden . . . his favorite TV show is "How I Met Your Mother" . . . George Strait is his favorite musician . . . the best job he's ever had was as a grounds crew member at a baseball complex . . . the three words he uses to best describe himself are "hardworking, loyal, dependable" . . . his favorite book is Moneyball . . . parents are David and Kathy DeShane . . . has two older sisters . . . majoring in business management . . . born October 20, 1990 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
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