BREAKTHOUGH PLAYERS: Kader Drame

WHO HE IS: Paul Pasqualoni is a big fan of Connectcut.

He hails from Cheshire, Conn. He coached for Southern Connecticut State and Western Connecticut from 1976-86 before joining the Orangemen. He's got six scholarship players from Connecticut – one of them being defensive lineman Kader Drame.

WHY HE WILL HAVE A BREAKTHROUGH YEAR: Drame – one of only five true freshmen to play last year – will be the primary backup at tackle to senior Louis Gachelin.

"He played a little bit last year as a true freshman as a defensive lineman," Pasqualoni said. "I think he's going to be a very good player for us."

THE DRAME FILE

Ht: 6-5
Wt: 288
Hometown/ High School: New Haven, CT / St. Thomas More
Noteable: Drame also played track and field in high school - competing in the discuss and shotput events.
Academic Interest: Child and family studies.

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