Oklahoma State’s ‘old guys’–Lane Taylor, Jonathan Rush and Tyler Johnson
Lane Taylor catches a lot of flak for being the “old guy” on the offensive line because he leads the Cowboys with 36 starts.
But let’s not forget Taylor’s pal on the interior, Jonathan Rush, is actually older. He was granted a sixth year of eligibility after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament against Texas A&M last season.
Rush doesn’t want to hear about those technicalities, though.
“(Taylor’s) body is older than mine,” Rush said last week. “I keep my body nice and toned and in shape. I think Lane is old. He has an old soul. If you ever see Lane, he’s kind of a “mosey around” kind of guy. It’s really funny.
“But everything that he’s done for this team has been awesome. It’s really a big thing for a guy to start four years, especially at offensive line.”
The reality is, though, that neither Rush nor Taylor is the oldest guy on the team. That honor goes to linebacker-turned-defensive end Tyler Johnson, who will turn 27 in November.
Much like the former resident old guy, Brandon Weeden, Johnson spent six years playing minor league baseball for the Angels organization after high school before walking on at OSU. He was recently granted a scholarship and is slated to back up Ryan Robinson when the Cowboys open the season Saturday against Savannah State.
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