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2015 Spring Football - Offensive Line

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As we edge closer to the spring game on April 25th, let's take a look at what players remain, who has come on board, and who will coach the 2015 Jayhawk Offensive Line.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The new look Jayhawks began spring practice on March 24th and the spring game is scheduled for April 25th. Today we will check out the new offensive line coach and see whose going battle in the trenches this season.

More youth in the coaching ranks here. HCDB looked to one of the most improved offensive lines, that of the Cal Golden Bears, and hired the coach responsible for leading the big men up front. Zach Yenser, a former 4-year starter at Troy, has found success at each of his stops including working on top-15 offenses in both years at Cal. He comes to KU as Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach.

The O-line is another unit with decent depth and experience. Three linemen played in all 12 games last year and 5 players started at least 3 games. Joe Gibson (So.) will likely retain the starting center position he took over last season and Larry Mazyck (Sr.) and Jordan Shelly-Smith should get a good look at the tackle spots. Junior Visinia and Bryan Peters have experience on the interior and will compete with several reserves from last season and yet another Trinity Valley CC transfer.

Here is the current* OL roster:

#


FULL NAME


HT.


WT.


YR.


Notes


78

Larry Mazyck

6/8

343

Sr.

12 GP, 9 GS (RT)

77

Joe Gibson

6/3

293

RS So.

7 GS at C,  8 games total, OL and ST

79

Jordan Shelley-Smith

6/5

296

Jr.

Switched to OL in fall camp, played all 12 games in 2014 - Played  games at TE in 2013

75

Junior Visinia

6/4

375

So.

Played in all 12 games, 3 GS

70

Keyon Haughton

6/2

290

Sr.

Started 5 games at C, lost starting job

76

Bryan Peters

6/3

298

Sr.

11 GP, 1 GS (RG)

62

D'Andre Banks

6/3

309

Jr.

Transfer from Trinity Valley CC (12-0 team)

72

Will Smith

6/3

327

Jr.

Transfer Butler CC, 3-star

55

Jacob Bragg

6/4

284

R-Fr.

Per ESPN, 2013 No. 3 center in Texas, 4 star

71

Devon Williams

6/4

304

R-Jr.

RS last season, 15th best OT prospect per Jcgridiron.com

65

Jayson Rhodes

6/4

300

RS So.

Transfer, Blinn College, converted DE

67

Joe Bloomfield

6/6

268

So.

64

Kyle Pullia

6/4

273

Jr.

*With transfers, early enrollees, and nearly 30 walk-ons this is an attempt to present a comprehensive list for spring practice. With all of the new faces in the program, and those to come over the summer, the roster will remain dynamic throughout the offseason.