Player (No.)/position: Alex Hurst (72)/right tackle
Year (experience): Junior (two letters)
Height/weight: 6-6, 340
Where he came from: Arlington High School in Bartlett, Tenn.
Impact so far: Started nine games at RT last season
2011 impact: Looms as LSU's most dominant blocker and should again give the offense the option of running to both sides of the field.
Did you know: Hurst recorded 48 knockdowns in nine games last season in 621 snaps.
What he learned last season: "The guys behind you are going to push you and if you come out and show you're weak or out of shape, the guy behind you is going to bump you so you have to keep working hard every day."
Quotable: (On being tabbed pre-season second-team All-SEC) "I've never been one to pay a lot of attention to stuff like that, but being honored like that definitely motivates me to be my best this year."
5 minutes with Alex Hurst
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