Tyrone Saterfield came to the University of Louisville rated as one of the nation's top defensive lineman after recording 80 tackles, 19 TFL and 5 sacks as a senior at Milton (FL) High School in 2000.
After sitting out his first two seasons on campus, Saterfield made an impact on the defensive line last season, recording 19 tackles, 16 of which came during the last eight games of the season, 1/2 TFL, 1/2 sack and 1 pass broken up.
This offseason, Saterfield committed himself to become a better conditioned athlete and over the course of the summer dropped nearly twenty pounds and currently checks in at a very imposing and impressive 303. Saterfield is quick and more explosive than in the past and he appears ready for a break through season at his tackle position.
Currently running first string at defensive tackle, Saterfield spoke with ITV following Friday's second fall practice session.
Q: Talk some about your conditioning regimen over the summer.
Saterfield: I just tried to come out every day during the summer and just get better and get ready for this upcoming season. You know we've got a long season ahead of us and I'm just trying to get better everyday.
Q: As one of the veterans of the defensive line, what kind of leadership role have you taken?
Saterfield: Basically I'm just out there to make plays and lead by example. I just try to go hard every play and let these freshman know they've got a long road ahead of them but you've just got to push through it.
Q: What are some of the strengths of the defensive line?
Saterfield: I would say the whole defensive line...we play and run to the ball and we like to hit. I'm really excited for this coming season.
Q: What are some things that need improvement?
Saterfield: Right now we've just got to run to the ball better....we're giving one hundred percent but we've just got to run to the ball better and hustle every play.
Q: Everyone is talking about the pace of practice. Is it demanding?
Saterfield: The pace is fast but that will get us ready for the fourth quarter and every play and every day we just try to get better and work hard for the guys down the road.