2013 football position by position: defensive line
As we’re a week away from the start of the football season, it’s time to take a detailed position-by-position look at the 2013 EMU football team. This is our time to refresh our memory about returning players, and learn a little about the new faces. Up next, the defensive line.
Lost: Andy Mulumba, Devin Henderson.
For the second year in a row, EMU had a defensive lineman taken with the second overall pick in the CFL draft; last year it was Jabar Westerman taken by the British Columbia Lions, and this year Andy Mulumba was picked Winnipeg Blue Bombers, despite having also already signed as an undrafted free agent with the Green Bay Packers. He’s made the switch to linebacker for the Packers, and seems to be doing well there, with Green Bay media giving him a decent shot to actually make the team.
Presumptive starters: Kalonji Kashama (senior), Cy Maughmer (senior), Travis Linser (junior), Pat O’Conner (sophomore).
Linser, Kashama, and Maughmer are all returning starters, having combined for 32 starts last year. Pat O’Conner was listed as Mulumba’s backup, and regularly subbed in for him last year, as a true freshman.
Depth: Mike Steals (redshirt freshman), Omar McFarlane (sophomore), Gabriel Guilbee-Rodriguez (redshirt freshman), Matt Price (senior), Alex Jones (redshirt freshman), Deshai Powell (freshman), Jacob Rich (junior), Derrick Dunlap (freshman), Mike Brown (sophomore), Kevin Thomas (junior), Arron Pipkins (sophomore).