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Starters: P.J. Lonergan, Josh Dworaczyk, Alex Hurst, Chris Faulk and Josh Williford
Tiger fans received great news this week when it was announced that Josh Dworaczyk would receive his sixth year of eligibility.
He missed the 2011 season with a knee injury, and heading into the season, Dworaczyk was thought to be LSU's top offensive lineman. The return of Dworaczyk, who has 26 career starts on the offensive line, plus the return of P.J. Lonergan, Alex Hurst, Chris Faulk and Josh Williford will provide the Tigers with one of the best offensive lines in the nation.
Between the five linemen, they total 105 career starts, with Lonergan starting 26 games, Hurst starting 24, Faulk starting 15 and Williford starting 14. Experience is key on the offensive line, and the Tigers certainly have that.
Backups: La'el Collins, Vadal Alexander, Ben Dominique and Chris Davenport
As for the backups at offensive tackle, La'el Collins and Vadal Alexander have the potential to be two of the best offensive linemen in the SEC, but they're young. As they continue to develop, look for these two hog-mollies to fight for a starting position and step up when players are injured.
Ben Dominique and Chris Davenport are expected to be the other backups.