SEC’s heaviest, lightest offensive lines for 2015, sorted by average player weight
Sebastian Tretola for the win.
One of the SEC’s most notable blockers heading into the 2015 campaign impressed all offensive linemen across college football last season when he threw a touchdown pass in Arkansas’ win over UAB, a career highpoint for the 350-pound, fleet-footed guard.
The rising junior is an All-SEC candidate this fall as a leader on what’s expected to be the Western Division’s best unit at the line of scrimmage. Looking at each team’s official spring roster at the center, guard and tackle spots, here’s how the SEC shakes out by weight:
Average offensive line weight (by team)
- Arkansas — 321.1
- Ole Miss — 313.4
- South Carolina — 310.4
- Vanderbilt — 309.5
- Kentucky — 308.3
- LSU — 307.8
- Alabama — 303.6
- Tennessee — 303.3
- Mississippi State — 302.5
- Auburn — 300.6
- Texas A&M — 295.8
- Florida — 295.3
- Georgia — 291.1
- Mizzou — 289.5
Takeaways: Bret Bielema’s big uglies lead the way up front with five players tipping the scales over 335 pounds, an SEC-high. Since taking over at Arkansas, Bielema has taken the same approach he used in the Big Ten during his time at Wisconsin, sacrificing mobility for strength, size and power.
Tackle Dan Skipper is the SEC’s tallest offensive lineman at 6-foot-10.
Good luck getting around Ole Miss redshirt freshman Jordan Sims, the SEC’s heaviest offensive lineman at a staggering 370 pounds.
LSU’s Adrian Magee, a four-star tackle out of Franklinton, La., was listed at 315 pounds coming out of high school but weighed in at 366 pounds this month — the second-heaviest in the SEC. Fifth-year senior John Gruenschlaeger at Kentucky isn’t far behind at a massive 6-foot-11, 363 pounds.
Projected to possess the SEC’s best offensive line this fall in front of the Eastern Division’s top running back, Georgia has literally trimmed its fat with a 291.1 average, the second-lightest line behind Mizzou (289.5).
You’ve got to tip your cap to Florida’s Matthew Fuchs. He’ll battle in the trenches this season at just 239 pounds.