The life of an offensive lineman is not a glamorous one. It is an area of play that when executed properly, praise is lavished on others. Quarterbacks are given time to throw and running backs have holes to burst through. Lineman usually only hear their number called if they have done something wrong. Oddly enough, this “life in the shadows” is now bringing recognition to Tennessee Volunteer O-lineman Jack Jones.
Jones, a former Oakland Patriots star, along with his line mates at UT recently were shown on ESPN as a result of their twitter feed @OLPShadows. The account shows various Tennessee offensive lineman taking selfies while the school’s star QB, Josh Dobbs, is being appreciated by fans in the background. The photos, all done in light-hearted jest, show Dobbs signing autographs, taking photos and speaking to media while the lineman appear to ignored.