Year: RS Junior
Hometown: Richmond, VA
After redshirting in 2013, Jack English was thrown into the offensive line rotation a lot earlier than UVa fans may have expected. After playing tight end and defensive line in high school, he was moved to the offensive side of the ball during camp but figured to serve more as depth at the position than an early big time contributor. However, injuries along the line led to significant time for English, including 60 plays at left tackle in the game against Florida State. In 2015, English started seven games for the Hoos and appeared in all 12.
The junior adds plenty of experience to a strong group of tackles on this year’s line. By joining upperclassmen Eric Smith, Sadiq Olanrewaju, and Michael Mooney at the position, Jack is part of a two-deep corps of tackles that should serve as a strength in this year’s offense. Wahoo fans should expect to see a lot of him this fall, whether it be starting at tackle or continuing his strong work on special teams.
With Taquan Mizzell returning in the backfield and a new offensive coordinator installing a higher-paced offense (and perhaps a new starting quarterback), the Wahoos will rely on the experienced offensive line to lead the way when they have the ball.