The 6-foot-4-inch sophomore Devin Head never thought he would be playing on the offensive line for the Buffs someday.
“It’s awesome. To be honest I didn’t think I would be playing here in a million years,” Head said.
The Buffs were one of the first teams to send Head a letter about coming to play football at CU. Head decided to visit the school, and he loved it.
“As soon as I came out here and saw the place, saw the place as it was and saw the people, I wanted to come out here,” Head said. “I wouldn’t rather been anywhere else.”
At spring practices, the Buffs look a little thin. With only six players participating in the drills right now, Head talked about how the line is handling the situation.
“It’s fun. It makes us rise to the challenge, and people kind of look up to us. It makes us work harder,” Head said.
Last season, Head saw the fewest snaps of anyone on the offensive line, playing only 53 total plays. But looking ahead to this year, Head said that everyone has stepped up their game.
“Last season, for me personally and I think as a team as a whole also, we have to be way more mentally tough than we were. We’ve definitely made huge strides toward that this year,” Head said.
Right now, Head weighs about 285 pounds. He has put on about 20 pounds since arriving at CU.
The Buffs’ offensive line will need to be strong this season if the team wants to get their passing and running games going. Last season, the Buffs had 135 total drives and only 19 of those drives ended in a touchdown.
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