Sophomore center Austin Schlottman is a BIG man. At 6'6" and 300 pounds, the heir apparent to senior Joey Hunter has all the tools to be the next great offensive lineman for TCU. Seeing limited action as a true freshman, Schlottman did appear in all 13 games, and will look to crack the rotation more in his second season of eligibility.
A 3* recruit out of high school in Brenham, Austin was the #5 ranked offensive lineman in the state of Texas, and chose the Frogs over Texas Tech, Iowa State, Arizona State, and others. More impressive than his offers might be his bench press - he put up 455 pounds as a high school senior.
Though he played tackle in high school, Coach Patterson envisioned him as a center out of the gate, having him work on snaps when he attended TCU camp in 2013. Schlottman's football smarts, quick feet, and sheer size make him a perfect candidate to man the middle for the next several years, and that will be a need for TCU with senior Joey Hunt set to graduate in the spring.
Watch him, and other members of the o-line, push a sled around last year at fall camp, just because you can.
The Frogs have two #51s on the roster: Schlottman and Demetrion Amie. Amie, a defensive end out of Hill School in Fort Worth, redshirted his first year on campus, but will vie for playing time on the D Line this fall.
Just 51 days until we watch #51 push around some Golden Gopher defenders! Go Frogs!