The chore of filling three starting positions left by graduation has gone pretty smooth
Cooler temperature greets Hurricane team this morning
The Hurricane will take off a week for spring break
TulsaHurricane.com goes position by position on offense
Tulsa -- Was one of several true freshmen to sit out last year due to red-shirt status . . . had a good spring . . . an intelligent player . . . well-rounded lineman . . . will see playing time this year . . . has a bright future.
High School -- Was a four-year letterwinner and starter at Sallisaw High School . . . started four years on the offensive line and in last three years at defensive tackle as well . . . earned first-team all-state honors by the Tulsa World and The Oklahoman as a senior . . . was named to the OCA all-state Class 6A team as a senior . . . was named the 4A-4 District Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . ranked as the 11th best prospect in Oklahoma by Rivals.com . . . the nation's 74th-ranked offensive lineman by Rivals.com . . . graded 87 percent or above in every game during his career . . . registered 54 pancake blocks his senior season . . . made 47 consecutive starts for the Black Diamonds . . . was the state of Oklahoma's top offensive line prospect heading into the season according to the Tulsa World . . . high school coach was Craig Benson.
Personal -- Enjoys fishing and hunting . . . favorite movie is Forrest Gump . . . his favorite sports movie is Remember the Titans . . . the Dallas Cowboys is his favorite NFL team and Flozell Adams is his favorite NFL player . . . George Strait is his favorite musician . . . favorite class at TU is American Republic . . . the most famous person he has ever met is former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice . . . if he could play a role in any movie it would be John Wayne's role in the 1971 Western film, Big Jake . . . the best summer job he's had is driving a delivery truck . . . mother is Lou Ann Gladd . . . an arts & sciences major . . . born November 28, 1991
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