March 17, 2008

Isom making the most of opportunity

With all five starters returning on the offensive line, including three that started as true freshmen last season, it looked unlikely that any of AU's backup linemen could steal a starting position this spring.

But Byron Isom wasn't satisfied with being a backup. Despite the odds, the sophomore was determined to make a strong push for the first-team.

"I just felt like it was time to get on that field," said Isom. "That's pretty much my motivation. I just like to play. I like to play football and that's what I want to do."

Isom showed considerable improvement through the first few spring practices and then starting right guard Chaz Ramsey went down with a back injury.

Isom stepped into the starting unit and has thrived in his position the last two weeks.

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