UB Bull Guard Jasen Carlson Impresses on and off the Field
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"(Jasen) is just a tremendous young man, great competitor, and it is great becuase we did play him as a true freshman and it's paid off," said UB Head Coach Jeff Quinn.
The payoff has come to both the Bulls and Carlson, who started the last four games of 2011, but Jasen isn't done working to improve.
"I'm getting better. The whole offensive line is working just to make each other better. I have made a lot of progress these last two years so I am getting there," said Carlson.
Part of 'getting there' comes in the weightroom. That is where the two time Trench Trophy winner has truly impressed.
"(Jasen) has a strong base, he is a strong young man. The other day Coach Duval had him in the weightroom and I mean he had seven plates on each side and it was amazing how much weight he had on each side and bend and put that weight back on the rack. It was impressive," said Quinn.
Impressive with the weights, the two-time high school state champion knows if he wants to build off of the five career starts he's already earned he can't stop now.
"Our motto on the offensive line is E.A.T.: effort, assignment, technique. Doing all three helps you earn a starting spot if I do all three and the coaches see it hopefully I'll get a starting spot," said Carlson.
Your first chance to see Jasen - who will see most of this playing time at left guard - and the rest of the UB starters comes in a tough road test at Georgia September 1st.