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Breakfast: Playing all five on the o-line

Posted Dec 13, 2016

Texans starting center Greg Mancz played every position on the offensive line during a game in college.

Texans starting center Greg Mancz played every position on the offensive line during his college career at the University of Toledo.

His favorite memory?

“The most fun I ever had was when I played them all in one game,” Mancz said in an interview with Texans TV.

It was Oct. 5, 2013 and Toledo ended up winning 47-20.

I started at tackle and moved to guard because we were moving and then our left tackle had an incident, so I went over there," Mancz said. "Then by the end of the game, we were up by enough so I moved back to guard and center because that was the fun stuff.”

Mancz started the first three games for the Rockets at right tackle before moving to his normal right guard spot. He was part of an offensive line that allowed just six sacks in 12 games, the fewest in the country. During his senior year, Mancz made the move that would earn him a starting role in the NFL.

“I’m very appreciative that my last year, I did move to center because if I would have just been a guard, I wouldn’t have understood all the nuances that you don’t really realize until you play,” Mancz said. “I’m definitely appreciative of it, but like I said, the NFL and college are two different ball games.”

Mancz has started at center for all 13 games this season. He made his first career NFL start in Week 1 against Chicago and helped pave the way for Lamar Miller’s 106-yard rushing performance.


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