Updated: September 3, 2014 at 10:21 am
Air Force right tackle Sevrin Remmo says there’s no typo next to his name on the roster. He does, in fact, weigh just 240 pounds.
“That’s right,” said the 6-foot-3 Remmo. “It’s probably a little under that most times.”
Air Force’s line in general has grown larger. Center Michael Husar has said he’s over 285 pounds. Left tackle Matt Rochell is at 270, left guar Patrick Noyes is 270 and right guard Andrew Ruechel is 260. These sizes pale in comparison to most college offensive lines, but it’s a departure from even two years ago when Air Force didn’t have a player listed over 265 pounds on its roster at the Armed Forces Bowl.
With larger bodies coming in with the past two recruiting classes, Remmo may well be the last of the extremely lean linemen to start at tackle for the Falcons.
The Boulder native said he uses his speed and quickness to his advantage, particularly when getting to the edge on perimeter run plays.
Sure, he’d struggled with a lot of straight pass protecting, but even that can be handled, he said.
“I tend to fare less well when I have people running at a full sprint and running into my chest,” Remmo said. “But if I can get my hands on them and use my quickness that way I can be pretty effective in that front as well.”
Of course, pass protection is only a fraction of what takes place in the Air Force offense. Last week the Falcons ran on 73 of their 79 offensive plays, racking up 539 rushing yards in the process.
“I think it’s a lot of fun running all over the field as a lineman and trying to get to the second level a lot,” Remmo said. “I think it’s going to be effective for us.”