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Utah Offensive Line Starts OBlock Cares

May 31, 2022, 8:22 AM
(Photo courtesy of Utah Athletics)...
(Photo courtesy of Utah Athletics)
(Photo courtesy of Utah Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY- Utah’s offensive linemen have recently teamed up together and created a community service organization called OBlock Cares. The OBlock currently has a Twitter and Instagram account fans can contact them about potential community service projects as well as follow what they are up to.

Utah Foster Care

One of OBlock Cares’ first areas of interest revolve around Utah Foster Care and Show Up Utah, First Lady Abby Cox’s initiative as the governor’s wife. The OBlock’s involvement with the foster care system can be traced back to former lineman Nick Ford’s Sunday Supper last season where he would take time out of the Utes’ busy schedule and cook foster families a nice Sunday meal.

 

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As Sunday Supper grew, Ford included more people such as wide receiver Solomon Enis, Alex Harrison, Keaton Bills, and even BYU Cougars Lorenzo Fauatea and Tyler Allgeier. With Ford moving on to the NFL and the Jacksonville Jaguars, someone had to pick up the torch and it appears his teammates at Utah are doing just that.

Closer Together

A primary goal coming out of spring ball for the Utah OBlock is keeping the continuity they found four games into last season. Both offensive line coach Jim Harding and head coach Kyle Whittingham have expressed their desire to have the line figured out quicker than they did in 2021. Part of that goal could be accomplished with the OBlock’s recent commitment to working together in the community.

The group has always been tightknit under Harding, but appears to be doubling down their efforts on and off the field in 2022 with the emergence of their community service group. Harding and Whitt have both indicated the offensive line runs about 10 or 12 deep and seeing them all eager to work together outside of football has to be an encouraging sign of how they may perform on the field this season.

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