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Know Your Bulls: #56 Jasen Carlson

Carlson sealing off a hole for Branden Oliver via <a href="">UB Athletics</a>
Carlson sealing off a hole for Branden Oliver via UB Athletics

Know your Bulls is a countdown to the kick off. If will look at every single UB football player on the roster. When the players number matches the number of days remaining then it's his turn in the spotlight.

Position: Offensive Line (Left Tackle)

From: Jamestown, New York

Played in seven games, starting the last four of the season, beginning against Temple.

Jasen Carlson helped his team to back-to-back state titles while pulling off the rare occurrence of twice earning New York State Class C Player of the Year honors as a lineman. Given that New York is only lightly mined by many teams the Bulls caught something of a steal.

Carlson made an immediate impact as a true freshman when the Bulls called on him in seven games, including a start. Last season Carlson spent the first half of the season nursing a nagging injury. The only early game he played in was against Stony Brook.

By the time the Temple game came around Carlson was healthy enough to contribute and a couple of games later he earned the starting job at left tackle.

Coming out of spring ball the Junior is the starter ahead of both Robert Blodgett and Jesse Back.