Green Wave set to return 23 lettermen which started games in 2014, including four of five offensive linemen
Green Wave fine tune all three phases of the game with an eye on Saturday's scrimmage
Green Wave to close out week two of off-season practice with a Saturday session from 9-11 a.m.
Green Wave to close out week one of off-season drills on Saturday from 8-10 a.m.
Photos By Parker Waters
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.