OG Tim Bills Amped for Sophomore Year

Tim Bills lives for delivering blind-side hits. His favorite duty as an offensive lineman is pulling and laying out opposing defensive ends and linebackers. The 6-3, 290-pounder could play a key role on Mt. San Antonio College's offense if he doesn't leave early.

Offensive tackle was Bills' primary position last year at Mt. SAC. But the coaches have moved him to guard and according to Bills, he's content on pulling and using his agility in the open field.

"I'm really into the guard position now," Bills said. "There's a lot more activity involved."

Bills understands being a guard requires more speed and footwork. He runs a 5.0 forty-yard dash and believes his mobility is one of his strengths as a young lineman.

"I've got a strong work ethic. Whatever I do, I try to accomplish great things," Bills said. He was selected as 1st team all-conference for Mt. SAC last year and is eligible for Division 1 play next year. As of now, he's conditioning for the upcoming season and could transfer to a four-year university this summer.

Utah, BYU, Colorado and Colorado State are among the universities who have contacted him. Bills said he'd like to play for BYU because of his religious background but is not disregarding any school.

"I'm looking for a good school that can pay my tuition," Bills said. "I'll play whatever position on the line a Division 1 school can put me."

Although he hasn't been offered any athletic scholarships, he's working on staying in the gym longer and getting stronger. For him, this needs to happen in order to make a statement on the Division 1 level.

"I think in the past coaches were looking for the big 340-pound powerhouses," Bills said. "Now I believe they're targeting players who have great mobility and who are determined."

With this mindset, Bills has been working heavily on his footwork and improving his three-point stance in passing situations.

"My approach in football is to never stop," Bills said. "Right now, my weight might be a little under but I plan on bulking up over the summer."

His future academic plans are to study education, become a teacher and coach football on the side.

Bills will have three years to play if he transfers to a four-year university this summer. He would rather transfer early but understands playing for Mt. SAC will give him time to get bigger and faster for the next level.


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