Several new players, 14 starters dot the two-deep
Career Notes: Two-year letterman has played in 25 games with 13 starts for his career...helped Tulane running backs rush for 100-plus yards on three occasions and quarterbacks pass for 300-plus yards once as a starter...opens fall practice atop the depth chart at left tackle for the second-consecutive season.
2013: Started all 13 games at left tackle as a sophomore...helped the team average 310.6 yards per game (126.1 rushing, 184.5 passing)...instrumental in the offensive rolling up a season-high 482 yards, including a 277-yard rushing effort, vs UTEP (11/23)...paved the way for a season-best 327 passing performance vs South Alabama (9/7).
2012: Played in all 12 games as a redshirt-freshman...primarily served on the Green Wave's field goal/PAT units and also saw time as a reserve along the offensive line.
2011: Did not play as a true freshman...redshirted the season
High School: One-year letterman at Jesuit High where he played offensive and defensive line for coach James Harrell...two-star recruit by Rivals.com and ESPN.com...received a scouting grade of 73 and rated the No. 161 offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com...helped lead the Tigers to a 11-1 overall record, including a perfect 6-0 mark in District 5-2A action and a trip to the second round of the state playoffs as the offense averaged 132 rushing yards per game...also lettered once in basketball.
Personal: Born Arturo Thomas Uzdavinis on Nov. 2, 1992, in Tampa, Fla...son of Thomas and Maria Uzdavinis...has four brothers: Nico, Lucas, Marcos and Thomas; and one sister, Ana Maria...majoring in legal studies.