Vujnovich and Usey key Wildcat playersSep 22nd, 2010 | By Terri Sercovich | Category: sports
When you’re blocking for an offense that scores nearly 40 points per game, sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the shadows of skill players.
Yet, as the Wildcats were preparing for their 2010 kickoff with a visit to Belhaven in Jackson, Miss., it was the offensive line that was on fifth-year coach Dennis Dunn’s mind.
“Our offensive line can be all that they want to be,” Dunn said. “They have the size, the speed, the skill and the physicality up front that you need if you’re going to be a successful line.”
The starting line is indeed massive, with no player standing shorter than 6-foot-1 and no one lighter than 275 pounds.
The largest of the large, however, is sophomore left tackle Jeremy Vujnovich, a graduate of Belle Chasse High School, who, at 6-5 and 280 pounds, is still packing on quality pounds as he heads toward his first collegiate start.
The leader up front will be three-year starting center and junior Ben Feibel of Shreveport, who figures to be one of the select few linemen in LC’s history to start all four years of his college career.
“He’s like a coach on the field,” Dunn said. “He’ll make all of our calls and line adjustments up front.”
The strength of the offense, though, will likely be the receivers, where the quarterback will have a bevy of targets to choose from, such as starters like junior Davonne Lumar of Edgard, sophomore Cortland Bell of Oakdale and junior Justin Usey, a graduate of Belle Chasse High School.