PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Sophomore offensive lineman Keith Lumpkin is 12 starts into his left tackle career at Rutgers. Lumpkin took his greatest step forward at bowl practices last season, and discussed his rise up the depth chart with ScarletReport.com.
was perhaps the biggest winner of post-season practice leading into the 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl. Still in the project phase, Lumpkin finally got his two-deep chance in bowl practice and leveraged it into a starting role by the end of spring practice.
Lumpkin now has 12 career starts for Rutgers, and hopes younger linemen follow the example he set last year.
Speaking 1-on-1 with ScarletReport.com during the first New Era Pinstripe Bowl practice, Lumpkin explained the necessity of bowl practices and why they helped him become a starter.