High School Offensive Line's Size Compares to College and NFL Teams
High school offensive lines aren't usually huge, but Grant High School of Sacramento, Calif., has a line that compares to that of a college or NFL team.
The Pacers O-line has an average weight of 312 pounds. UCLA (311) and USC (298) have smaller lines, and the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders both come in slightly ahead of the Pacers at an average weight of 317 pounds.
Check out the weights of each player on the line, courtesy of Joe Davidson of The Sacramento Bee:
|Shawn Matautia||Left Guard||Sr.||6'4"||400 lbs|
|Darrin Paulo||Left Tackle||Jr.||6'6"||320 lbs|
|Errick Dennis||Center||Sr.||6'3"||300 lbs|
|Soape Tupou||Right Tackle||Soph.||6'4"||300 lbs|
|Charles Bell||Right Guard||Jr.||5'11"||240 lbs|
As you can see, they have some big guys on their line. If you take out Charles Bell, the remaining linemen average 330 pounds.
None of the Pacers' starting linemen played on the varsity team last year, so size will have to overcome the lack of experience. But with a line that size, the running backs should have no problem finding holes.
Grant has made 22 consecutive playoff appearances. At 4-2, they are on pace to return to the postseason.
Hat tip to Ben Rohrbach of Yahoo! Sports for the find.
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