Fox with First Team

The University of Miami may have a freshman see significant playing time at right tackle when they play Florida State on Labor Day.

Jason Fox of Crowley, Texas has impressed the coaching staff enough that he has taken reps with the first team during practice. The coaches have compared Fox to former tackle Eric Winston because both played tight end in high school.

"I have been working hard and I guess it is starting to pay off," Fox said "I didn't know coming in here if I would play. I just came in here and just tried to do what I can do; work as hard as I can and whatever happens, happens."

At 6-foot-6, Fox says he currently weighs in the 290's. The largest crowd he has ever played in front of is 20,000 during the state championship game in Texas his sophomore year.

"I have talked to a lot of the upperclassmen and alumni that have been here about the game and they have told me what the game is going to be like," Fox said.

Fox found out he would be taking reps with the first team Sunday when the new depth chart came out. He admits to feeling a lot of emotions with his recent promotion, but says he is excited about the opportunity to play.

"I am excited that I am in the situation that I am in right now," Fox said. "Maybe I am a little bit nervous about the FSU game, but if you are not nervous it doesn't mean anything to you."

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