- Aug 26, 2011
>>The core of UConn’s D-line has held steady for the past two years. There’s Travis Jones, the 300-plus pound tackle from New Haven who emerged last season as one of the Huskies most dynamic players; Caleb Thomas, another burly tackle who has started for most of the past two years; Kevon Jones, an East Hartford native who moved from linebacker to D-end last year and made big plays in big moments; Lwal Uguak, a versatile end/tackle who led the team with four sacks in 2019; plus Jonathan Pace and Pierce DeVaughn, who debuted in 2018 and contributed last season in second-string roles. Ends Dillon Harris and Eric Watts arrived last fall to round out the group.
On a roster that’s had ample turnover in recent months, continuity could make the D-line a team strength.
“To have the guys still here, doing the same things, taking the same coaching, making new mistakes and not the same mistakes, it’s huge,” said Dottin-Carter, who has coached the UConn D-line since 2017. “It has enabled them to be leaders on the team. They’ve taken that leadership role, and they’re running with it.”<<
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