With so many people discussing other aspects of the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line issues, I want to take a look at a man that stepped in and did a helluva job last year when asked to step up on the grandest stage. Here is the man, Doug Legursky.
Doug Legursky was born in Frankfurt, Germany in June 1986. He signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Marshall. He set two Marshall weight room records for the squat (705 lbs) and the hang clean (430 lbs).
He played at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, W Va. and won the 2003 Hunt Award Winner as the best lineman in the state of West Virginia. On September 4, 2009, Legursky was inducted to the Woodrow Wilson Football Hall of Fame.
While he may not come with the fanfare of Maurkice Pouncey, Legursky is a young, strong versatile lineman. He has the ability to play either guard or center and could prove extremely valuable not only in the Super Bowl but also in the years to come. In my opinion, Legursky played extremely well in the Super Bowl, being able to block down on B.J. Raji and pulling up field against linebackers and defensive backs.
While Ramon Foster is expected to win the right guard position this year, I think Legursky is either hot on his tail or could beat out Chris Kemoeatu on the other side. Look for Legursky to make an impact this year as a total workhorse on the line.