This week the Pine Creek Eagles of Colorado Springs have the opportunity to expand their win streak, one of the longest in the nation, with a victory over Liberty. Known of late for top flight athletes such as Nebraska’s Avery Anderson and 2016 Nebraska commit JoJo Domann, Pine Creek’s domination of 4A was built by rugged offensive line play. For the past two seasons an anchor on the Eagle offensive line has been center Tanner Toussaint.
The 6-2 275 pound Toussaint is playing a physical brand of football highlighted by knowledge of the game and the Eagle offense. Not a player that overwhelms with athleticism, Toussaint is successful on the field using leverage, strength and smarts. In the run game Toussaint is physical and enjoys taking opponents to the ground. Toussaint has good feet and is very solid in pass protection.
Looking at his game Toussaint says he has, “worked hard on my physicality compared to my sophomore year last year so it's been evident in the first half of the season. Also Toussaint is focusing on being a leader by “studying more film to know my opponent better.”
Beyond the field Toussaint is a very strong student boasting a 4.4 GPA taking a rigorous curriculum that includes AP Language, AP Calculus and AP Chemistry. The combination of Toussaint’s game and grades has garnered some early Ivy interest as the rugged center reports he is hearing from Columbia and Yale. Beyond the Ivy League schools, Toussaint is also hearing from Cal, Montana, Northern Arizona and Colorado School of Mines.
Only a junior, Toussaint is already one of Colorado’s top centers. Also, playing for one of Colorado’s top programs garners Toussaint attention that will eventually gain the smart and tough lineman an offer.