Contact Us

Grizzly Football Preview – Offensive Tackle

Photo Courtesy of Vertigo Keyz of

With fall camp officially starting today for the Montana Grizzlies football team, I will begin previewing this year’s squad on a position-by-position basis.

Up first are the offensive tackles, the lifeblood of any good offense. A tackle must protect the quarterback against speedy pass rushers and gain leverage in the run game.

Here’s how the Griz stack up:

Chuck Burton, Sr.
Jon Opperud, Sr.
Jeremy Lapan, Jr.
Kjeby Oiland, So.
Joe Dahl, Fr.
Jordan Hines, Fr.
Logan Hines, Fr.
Trevor Poole, Fr.
John Schmaing, Fr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      RETURNING STARTERS: 2


SLEEPER: Kjeby Oiland

FUTURE STAR: John Schmaing

Overall, the Grizzlies’ offensive line in 2011 will be a major strength, particulary at tackle, where seniors Jon Opperud and Chuck Burton return after starting a year ago. Opperud will play left tackle, Burton will play right tackle. Behind them, junior Jeremy Lapan, sophomore Kjeby Oiland and freshman Trevor Poole are relatively untested. Freshman twins Logan and Jordan Hines, along with Billings Senior product John Schmaing have great potential down the road.

Best of News Talk KGVO

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KGVO Club VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KGVO Club VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.