Ultimate Team in USF football history: Left tackle

Posted: April 11, 2016 in Football, Fun
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Well, we have our special teams and defense locked down for this ultimate team project, now we turn our focus to the offense, beginning with the left tackle position. There have been a lot of big men protecting the blind side of our quarterbacks since 1997, some greater than others. In order to figure out the best tackle, I have added a small table that lists the number of sacks allowed that season by the unit as a whole and the number of rushing yards per game they averaged. While it doesn’t zero in on how many pancakes or sacks allowed a tackle had, it does give you an idea of how the unit did each year with the tackle being part of that unit. 

OK, we are starting with the poll for the greatest left tackle for the ultimate USF team (remember, the top two vote getters will make up the depth chart). Following the poll is a list of the tackles with some of their starts added (plus weights, etc.). Following that is the chart with the sacks allowed and rush yards per game. Let’s get it started.

Kofi Amichia

Kofi Amichia – 6’4” 290 lbs. – Powder Springs, GA (McEachern HS)

Amichia started every game at left tackle in 2015 (he did start two games at right tackle back in 2014).

Darrell Williams

Darrell Williams – 6’5” 307 lbs. – Orlando, FL (Evans HS) (2014)

Williams started all 12 games in 2014 and 2013. He started 5 games in 2012 and appeared in 8 games overall. In 2011, he appeared in 10 games and some on special teams.

Damien Edwards

Damien Edwards – 6’5” 325 lbs. – Chandler, AZ (Chandler HS) (2012)

Edwards started 4 games in 2012. He appeared in 5 games in 2011, 3 games in 2010, and 4 games in 2009. He redshirted in 2008.

Mark Popek

Mark Popek – 6’7” 299 lbs. – Plant City, FL (Plant City HS)

In 2012, Popek started 3 games and was named 2nd team all Big East, and in 2011 he started all 12 games,  in 2010 he started 4 games. In 2009, he started 5 games at right tackle and played in all 12. He redshirted in 2008, his first year at USF.

Lawrence Martin – 6’3” 316 lbs. – Dayton Beach, FL (Seabreeze HS) (Merced College)

In 2012, he started 1 game for the Bulls on the line before changing positions.

Jamar Bass

Jamar Bass – 6’3” 283 lbs. – Apopka, FL (Apopka HS) (Hutchinson CC)

In 2010, Bass started 9 games at left tackle (appeared in 11 games overall. In 2009, he started 5 games at tackles (played in 13 games overall).

Jeremiah Warren – 6’4” 329 lbs. – Panama City, FL (Bay HS)

Warren started 8 games at tackle in 2009.

Ryan Schmidt – 6’5” 320 lbs. – Boca Raton, FL (Boca Raton HS) (Kansas State)

Schmidt made 9 starts at tackle in 2008. He also started 1 game in 2006 at tackle.

Zach Hermann – 6’3” 313 lbs. – Oldsmar, FL (East Lake HS)

Hermann started 1 game at tackle in 2008.

Jacob Sims – 6’5” 290 lbs. – Winter Park, FL (Winter Park HS)

Sims started 2 games at tackle in 2008.

Marc Dile

Marc Dile – 6’4” 300 lbs. – Miami, FL (Edison HS)

Dile started 1 game in 2008. He started all 12 games in 2007. He also started 3 games in 2006.

Jared Carnes – 6’7” 306 lbs. – St. Petersburg, FL (St. Petersburg Catholic HS)

Carnes started 2 games in 2007. He also started 2 games in 2006.

Theodoric Watson – 6’5” 295 lbs. – St. Petersburg, FL (Lakewood HS)

Watson started 7 games in 2006. He started 11 games back in 2005 and was named 2nd team All Big East that year.

Matt Huners – 6’3” 290 lbs. – Palm Harbor, FL (Palm Harbor University HS)

He started 1 game in 2006.

Frank Davis – 6’4” 310 lbs. – Republic of Panama

Davis started 1 game in 2005.

Derrick Sarosi

Derrick Sarosi – 6’6” 295 lbs. – Titusville, FL (Astronaut HS)

Sarosi started 11 games in 2004 (only 11 games that year). He started 11 games in 2003 and all 11 games in 2002.

Mike Snellgrove – 6’6” 290 lbs. – Dothan, AL (Dothan HS)

Snellgrove started 11 games in 2001. He started 2 games in 2000.

Kenyatta Jones – 6’4” 308 lbs. – Gainesville, FL (Eastside HS)

Jones started 9 games in 2000, 10 games in 1999, and started 11 games in 1998.  He was the starter way back in 1997 as well.

Ken Dawson – 6’6” 295 lbs. – Seffner, FL (Armwood HS)

Dawson started 1 game back in 1999.

Year

Sacks allowed

Rushing yards per game
2015 21 246.5
2014 23 107.9
2013 33 88.7
2012 21 152
2011 16 183
2010 26 144
2009 38 170
2008 29 165
2007 28 185
2006 27 144
2005 25 203
2004 23 187.8
2003 31 130.3
2002 19 134.6
2001 16 128
2000 24 152.5
1999 39 149
1998 26 191.5
1997 20 142.1

* As always, if someone is missing, let me know, I am human and had to piece this stuff together with several different sources (no one ever answered me from athletics!) So if someone is missing, let me know, a player can be added.

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