Valuable experience for Humphries

Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 6:17 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 6:17 p.m.

True freshman offensive tackle D.J. Humphries saw action in the first half against Kentucky and played the entire second half. Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease said it was crucial playing time for a player who has a big upside.

“Really, for a young kid like that, it's about experience,” Pease said. “You're going to make some mistakes here and there. There are a lot of moving parts in front of you in the game. He's getting better and better.

“He needed that game to get the experience of real live situations instead of just practice. He did a really nice job. He got a lot better.”

Humphries is still listed at 275 pounds, light for an offensive tackle, but Pease said his weight is not an issue or concern at this stage of his development.

“I think he's pretty much what he came in as (275 pounds),” Pease said. “I think his body has changed because of what they're doing in the weight room. He'll continue to grow. He's going to hit a growth spurt sometime here, I'm sure.”

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