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Will Osolinsky
54  Will Osolinsky

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
North Canyon

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 280

Position:
OL

Experience:
3L

Osolinsky Bio Action 2009 (JUNIOR): Started the first four games of the season at right tackle ... played in five games overall before his '09 campaign was cut short due to a shoulder injury ... was in for 186 plays total and registered 10 knockdowns ... graded out at 88 percent or higher on three occasions, including a season-best 93 percent versus Buffalo.

2008 (SOPHOMORE): Started eight of the last nine games in the Miner offensive line - four at right tackle and four at left tackle ... appeared in 11 of 12 contests overall ... UTEP ranked 14th nationally in passing offense (284.2 ypg), 24th in passing efficiency (142.56), 25th in scoring offense (32.9 ppg) and 31st in total offense (406.5 ypg) ... the Miners scored 30+ points in eight of 12 games and 40+ points three times ... UTEP topped 30 points in eight of the last 10 games after getting off to a slow start with 30 points combined in season-opening losses to Buffalo and Texas ... the Miners averaged 36.5 points over the final 10 contests ... UTEP averaged 36.9 ppg and 427.5 ypg in C-USA play with 319.4 yards passing per game ... UTEP's 395 points marked the fourth-best seasonal total in school history and its 4,878 total offfensive yards also ranked fourth in the record book ... the Miners set a school record with 34 touchdown passes, including 33 by Trevor Vittatoe ... UTEP had over 400 yards of offense in seven games, including a season-high 544 versus SMU.

2007 (FRESHMAN): Backed up Mike Aguayo at left tackle ... blocked kicks in consecutive games to end the season against Southern Miss and UCF.

2006: Redshirted ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Listed as one of the top offensive linemen in the West by PrepStar ... first team All-State and first team All-Northwest Region defensive end as a senior at North Canyon High School ... honorable mention All-Desert Valley Region defensive end as a junior ... tallied 42 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries as a senior ... as a junior, led the region in sacks (5.5) while adding 30 tackles and an interception ... two-year varsity letterwinner for coach Brian Cole ... played defensive end as a junior, then opened his senior year by seeing action at both offensive tackle and defensive end before breaking his hand midway through the season ... after breaking his hand, played solely defensive end the rest of the year ... led North Canyon High to a 14-0 mark and state championship in 2005 ... made the "play of the game" in the state championship, recovering a fumble by the opposing quarterback ... three-year letterwinner in track and field, throwing the shot put and discus ... ran the hurdles his freshman year.

PERSONAL: Parents are Bill and Rosemarie Osolinsky ... has one sister ... cousin, Jimmy Fontenot, played football at LSU ... full name is William Vincent Osolinsky ... nickname is "Oz" ... born 11/27/87 (San Bernardino, Calif.) ... Business Marketing major.

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