Red Raider Gridiron | Weight Gain by Position Group | The Offense

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26: Kenny Williams #34 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders celebrates his touchdown against the Baylor Bears at Cowboys Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

I try to do this each year, which is detail who gained and lost weight through the course of a season and part of an offseason. I like to compare how players have gained or lost weight and I thought that this would be even better if we could sort this by position group because seeing a random receiver gain weight doesn't mean that much to me, but I do like to see how the offensive line or defensive line as a whole is progressing or regressing. The 2011 weights were taken from the game notes from the Texas St. game.

The position grouping was done by the official site so I just followed suit. Obviously, guys like Marquez, Foster, McRoy, etc. can play multiple positions and there aren't just three inside receivers. Plus, Tyson Williams will apparently play inside as well.

I will also apologize in advance for the height columns as I don't think anyone grew or shrunk. They ended up being a waste for the most part, but by the time I put the table together, I wasn't going to go back and delete my work.

Athletes

Player Position 2012 Height 2012 Weight 2011 Height 2011 Weight Difference/Weight Position Group Total
Bradley Marquez ATH 5.10 195.00 5.10 183.00 12.00
Ben McRoy ATH 5.08 163.00 5.08 163.00 -
Sadale Foster ATH 5.80 193.00 - - -
Summitt Hogue ATH 6.00 188.00 6.00 190.00 (2.00) 10.00


Not at all shocked to see Marquez put on some weight with the thought that he might be a running back, but he carries weight well, so I've got no problem with 12 pounds. I think Summitt is slimming up for the summer (I really don't know who Summitt is).

More after the jump, including deep snapper!

Deep Snapper

Player Position 2012 Height 2012 Weight 2011 Height 2011 Weight Difference/Weight Position Group Total
Alex Chester DS 5.10 225.00 5.10 207.00 18.00
David Brenner DS 6.00 215.00 6.00 218.00 (3.00)
Trent Williams DS 5.11 190.00 - - - 15.00


I don't know what to say here, but the fact that I didn't think about the deep snapper means they did a good job during the spring game.

Fullbacks

Player Position 2012 Height 2012 Weight 2011 Height 2011 Weight Difference/Weight Position Group Total
Omar Ontiveros FB 6.01 239.00 6.01 228.00 11.00 11.00


I do hope that Omar gets more time next year. He really is a devastating blocker and at 240, that's a real weapon that I think is under-utilized. He looked good during the spring game, had some nice blocks and I think he just likes hitting other people (on the football field).

Inside Receivers

Player Position 2012 Height 2012 Weight 2011 Height 2011 Weight Difference/Weight Position Group Total
Austin Zouzalik IR 5.11 190.00 5.11 181.00 9.00
Jakeem Grant IR 5.06 163.00 5.06 151.00 12.00
Javares McRoy IR 5.07 166.00 5.07 159.00 7.00 28.00


Good to see that all three inside receivers put on some additional weight. Grant and McRoy obviously needed it, but if Zouzalik is going to continue to return (i.e. catch) punts, then the additional weight should help.

Kickers

Player Position 2012 Height 2012 Weight 2011 Height 2011 Weight Difference/Weight Position Group Total
Kramer Fyfe K 5.07 166.00 5.07 161.00 5.00
Ryan Bustin K 5.11 176.00 5.11 161.00 15.00 20.00


Kickers! No joke, Bustin looks the part and despite what you heard about the kicking game during the spring game, it wasn't Bustin's fault as I think the only kick he missed was a 52 yard attempt. He was solid. Fyfe needs some work, but he's young.

Offensive Line

Player Position 2012 Height 2012 Weight 2011 Height 2011 Weight Difference/Weight Position Group Total
Alfredo Morales OL 6.03 309.00 6.03 276.00 33.00
James Polk OL 6.06 330.00 6.06 324.00 6.00
LaAdrian Waddle OL 6.06 318.00 6.06 332.00 (14.00)
Deveric Gallington OL 6.03 321.00 6.03 328.00 (7.00)
Matt Wilson OL 6.06 277.00 6.06 254.00 23.00
Terry McDaniel OL 6.06 329.00 6.06 328.00 1.00
Tony Morales OL 6.02 309.00 6.02 303.00 6.00
Kyle Clark OL 6.05 288.00 6.05 300.00 (12.00)
Beau Carpenter OL 6.06 291.00 6.06 296.00 (5.00)
Rashad Fortenberry OL 6.04 279.00 - - -
Jared Kaster OL 6.04 255.00 - - -
LeRaven Clark OL 6.03 309.00 6.03 289.00 20.00 51.00


I am a bit surprised that Clark and Carpenter lost weight. Carpenter may be one of those guys that has a hard time keeping on weight, but Carpenter can play and he played well during the spring game, but I'm still a bit surprised to see him lost 12 pounds. Gallington could stand to lose a few more pounds in my opinion. Big props to Clark, A. Morales, and Wilson for putting on some much needed weight. For depth reasons alone, they needed to get bigger and they did at at the very least, Texas Tech won't have to run out 270 pound offensive linemen. Also want to add that T. Morales was already more developed than his brother, A. Morales, plus with the shoulder injury, it may have been tough for T. Morales to lift like his teammates.

Punter

Player Position 2012 Height 2012 Weight 2011 Height 2011 Weight Difference/Weight Position Group Total
Ryan Erxleben P 6.01 193.00 6.01 189.00 4.00 4.00


Punters!

Quarterbacks

Player Position 2012 Height 2012 Weight 2011 Height 2011 Weight Difference/Weight Position Group Total
Brant Costilla QB 6.04 229.00 - - -
Seth Doege QB 6.01 205.00 6.01 200.00 5.00
Michael Brewer QB 6.00 185.00 6.00 182.00 3.00 8.00


I was a little bit surprised that Brewer only gained three pounds. He doesn't look like he needs to add weight, but he probably needs to be closer to 195 than 185. And much has been made about how Brewer has gained 20 pounds since his arrival or since high school, but in the spring game last year, Brewer checked in at 175 (PDF). Brewer graduated from high school in December and was an early enrollee at Texas Tech, so maybe it's the weight he added since the end of his high school career.

Running Backs

Player Position 2012 Height 2012 Weight 2011 Height 2011 Weight Difference/Weight Position Group Total
DeAndre Washington RB 5.07 182.00 5.07 182.00 -
Eric Stephens RB 5.08 195.00 5.08 195.00 -
Kenny Williams RB 5.09 215.00 5.09 214.00 1.00
Josh Talbott RB 6.00 204.00 6.00 202.00 2.00 3.00


No real movement here, which is fine.

Tight Ends

Player Position 2012 Height 2012 Weight 2011 Height 2011 Weight Weight Difference Position Group Total
Jace Amaro TE 6.05 255.00 6.05 246.00 9.00 9.00


Amaro is more lanky and I'd also guess that the weight is harder for him to add, but at 255, that's plenty big enough to play on the edge and create match-up issues. He needs to maintain his speed, which is probably more important than anything else.

Wide Receivers

Player Position 2012 Height 2012 Weight 2011 Height 2011 Weight Weight Difference Position Group Total
Darrin Moore WR 6.04 220.00 6.04 214.00 6.00
Eric Ward WR 6.00 203.00 6.00 201.00 2.00
Derek Edwards WR 6.01 177.00 6.01 171.00 6.00
Brad Pearson WR 6.03 215.00 6.03 210.00 5.00
Javon Bell WR 6.00 179.00 - - -
Tyson Williams WR 5.11 210.00 5.11 218.00 (8.00)
Jordan Davis WR 5.09 165.00 5.09 163.00 2.00
Alex Torres WR 6.01 200.00 6.01 194.00 6.00
Aaron Fisher WR 6.02 194.00 6.02 190.00 4.00
Marcus Kennard WR 6.03 205.00 6.03 192.00 13.00 36.00

Nothing too shocking here. Edwards and Kennard needed to add weight. Not at all surprised that T. Williams lost a few pounds as he's likely lining up at inside receiver. Even at 210 at inside receiver, he's going to be a load. Moore seems to be morphing into the size of a hybrid receiver / tight end as 220 is a lot of weight for an outside receiver. Not only that, Moore has always struggled with his speed and took advantage of defenders by being bigger, but I wonder how big is too big for Moore to dominate.

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