Limon learning the offense

Redshirt freshman Pedro Limon, who had previously been a linebacker for the Wildcats was switched to fullback last Wednesday by the coaching staff. The coaching staff could have never forecasted how important this change would turn out to be.

On Saturday against Wisconsin, starting fullback Joey Willrodt went down with a shoulder contusion and is now questionable to play against North Texas. If Willrodt is held out of the game on Saturday, Pedro Limon could begin to see his first consistent playing time since joining the Cats.

Limon is familiar with the backfield, even though he just began learning the Wildcat offense last week. He played iron-man football in high school and was starting linebacker on defense, as well as starting fullback on offense. Pedro said that although his natural position is linebacker, he is more than willing to switch sides to see playing time. Arizona runs a very complicated offense, but Limon does not seem too concerned about playing in an offense that is fairly new to him.

"It's a pro-style offense that I'm supposed to learn in like a week," Limon said. "But all the coaches have been helping me out and I'm trying as hard as I can."

Complicated or not, any collegiate offense is tough to learn, but it seems that Limon is progressing very well. He looks very attentive in practice and is a very good student on and off of the field. I asked Pedro whether his good study habits have helped him learn Arizona's tricky offense and he replied, "I'm a smart guy, but you can only do so much with studying before you get out there and do it."

This change puts Limon in a position where he can feed his thirst for the field and make a difference. He seems truly excited about the opportunity to represent the cardinal and navy come Saturday.

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