White-Frisbee happy to be at guard

It's been a tempestuous career for Washington OL Jordan White-Frisbee. As a heralded player from nearby Inglemoor High School, White-Frisbee made his presence felt along the defensive line as a run-stuffing tackle that could make life a living hell for interior offensive lineman. After two surgeries on his right foot and three position changes he said he's finally found a home.

"Thank God I moved to guard," White-Frisbee said about his move from offensive tackle to offensive guard. "It was too much finesse out there at tackle and now it's back to being a rough guy and smacking some heads. I like that."

Because he was so successful at defensive tackle, many dreamed of the days when the Huskies would again be an impenetrable force up front again, but that wasn't meant to be. Now that he's on the other side of the ball, there's been a bit of an adjustment, but the big man from Kenmore said he's finally starting to get things down.

"The holding was the hardest thing I had to learn," White-Frisbee said with a smile on his face. "Keep the hands in the right place and not having my weight back and always in forward motion all the time.

"Actually it's much more of a mental game than just reacting (like on defense) you have to think about where you're supposed to be."

Head coach Tyrone Willingham is sure grateful to have him back and healthy.

"As he gets more comfortable and learns more about the position I think he'll start to grow and become better and better each day," Willingham said. "It's one thing to look at a football game on a sheet of paper and it's another thing when you start processing that thing and that changes everything."

As far as his health, White-Frisbee says it's about the best it's ever been.

"I feel real good," White-Frisbee said about his health so far. "I'm finally the healthiest I've been since before I started playing football."

However there have been setbacks in his recovery from a foot injury that caused him to miss the entire 2005 season. Last season, even though he played sparingly on special teams, White-Frisbee had a third operation on the same foot.

"The same bone (that he broke) chipped off and wedged itself in my joint," White-Frisbee said. "I had pain in it and I was like ‘just tough it out for as long as I can' and at the end of the season they removed it."

Now White-Frisbee hopes his battle with Morgan Rosborough results in more playing time, but, at the very least, he's out and doing what he loves to do – banging heads.

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