Despite Fort Bend Marshall losing a senior class with multiple notable Division I talent, it may be unwise to overlook what returned for the Buffs’ 2020-21 run. Most notably, 6’5 295 lbs. senior offensive tackle Lamont Vaz and 6’4 280 lbs. junior offensive lineman Christian Williams.
When Marshall head football coach James Williams was asked what bringing back these offensive linemen means to the roster, Williams said, “They are two big, physical guys that play physical football. By now they know the system and play hard while working together.”
The Defender spoke with Lamont and Christian to discuss the offensive line’s culture, keys to success moving forward and their general areas they need to improve.
Williams: “To dominate. Coach Harrison is always telling us to not play down to our opponent’s level, always dominate and make sure you are doing the best that you can.”
Leading the O-Line
Vaz: “Me and Christian both work hard. We have to lift each other and cheer each other up. We have to be the ones to pump the line up so we can play better. We just grind.”
Keys to Success
Williams: “We have to work hard every day in practice and make sure we aren’t taking any reps off. We don’t really have a hard schedule, so when we come out here we do our job and work even harder so we can get better.”
Needed Areas of Improvement
Vaz: “I am comfortable where I am at right now, but I still have things to work on like my footwork, keeping my head in the game, knowing the plays, like my assignments and stuff like that.”
About Lamont Vaz
Current Offers: Tulsa University and Lamar University
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Artists: Youngboy and Kenny Lou
Shout-outs: Mom, dad and coaches that push me to be the best that I can be
About Christian Williams
Current Offers: No offers yet
Favorite Artists: Tyler Creator, Earl Sweatshirt and Kanye West
Shout-outs: Please tell Coach Harrison I am sorry for not going out there on special teams.