December 1, 2012; Morgantown, WV, USA; Kansas Jayhawks offensive linesman Aslam Sterling (77) is greeted as he leaves the field by head coach Charlie Weis (right) during the second quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Milan Puskar Stadium. The West Virginia Mountaineers won 59-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Football: Previewing the Offensive Lineman

Here is a look at the Kansas Jayhawks offensive lineman, one of the teams stronger positions last season though has some questions entering this season.

Dylan Admire: This sophomore appeared in all games as a redshirt freshman playing as a backup on the offensive line and special teams.

Brian Beckman: Redshirt freshman has a number of accolades from his high school stay in Kansas. He was rated the top offensive lineman prospect out of the state as a senior.

Joey Bloomfield: Incoming freshman rated as a three-star prospect. He was rated the 57th overall offensive lineman and 7th prospect coming out of Kentucky.

Sean Connolly: Another redshirt freshman last season, Connolly performed at an elite level during high school. He helped lead his high school team to a 15-0 record.

Randall Dent: Switched over from the defensive line. Dent started the team’s final 10 games last season.

Zach Fondal: One of the juco recruits, Fondal last season played for Navarro College. He played on an offense that scored 521 points in 12 games.

Ngalu Fusimalohi: Another juco recruit, Fusimalohi was rated the 90th best juco recruit by ESPN.com. He also played for a team that scored loads of points, averaging just over 42 points per game.

Joe Gibson: Gibson enters the team as a freshman. He earned three letters last season as a high school senior.

Gavin Howard: Howard, played in 11 games last season just missing the West Virginia game. He started in six for the Jayhawks at right tackle.

Pat Lewandowski: Played in all 12 games last season after changing sides from defensive line to offensive line. He appeared on both offense and special teams.

Damon Martin: Martin played in two games last season as a redshirt freshman vs Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

Bryan Peters: Didn’t see any game action last season as a redshirt freshman.

Mike Smithburg: JUCO recruit from Iowa Western Community College. Smithburg helped lead the team to a 12-0 record. He was named the 41st prospect by Rivals.com from juco levels.

Riley Spencer: Missed final 11 games last season after getting hurt in season opener vs South Dakota State.

Aslam Sterling: Played in all 12 games last season, starting eight at guard and tackle. Sterling was a vaunted cog on the line in helping the running game achieve great numbers.

 

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