The Liberty Flames enter next season with high expectations and one of the reasons for optimism is an experienced offensive line.  Liberty’s offensive line helped the team secure the second overall offense in the Big South last season and with the returning experience should see continued success this season.

Left Tackle

Max Sommer (6-6, 300, Sr.)
Aharown Campbell (6-5, 325, Jr.)
Gregg Storey (6-5, 315, rFr.)

Max Sommer, a 6’6, 300 lbs. tackle from Hamburg, Germany, returns after starting all 14 games last season for the Flames.  Sommer, a former defensive lineman, came in to his own last year and will continue to bookend one of the largest offensive lines in all of FCS. He’s backed up by two 6’5 tackles, Aharown Campbell and Gregg Storey. Campbell saw action in 10 games, including two starts against Gardner Webb and Presbyterian, giving the Flames some experience behind Sommer.

Left Guard 

Michael Henderman (6-3, 290, So.)
Jeff Fox (6-4, 280, rFr.)

Left guard promises to be a question mark heading in to the fall – as neither candidate has much game experience. Sophomore Michael Henderman will head in to the fall as the starter at left guard after seeing action in only six games last season.  Jeff Fox joins the depth chart after sitting out last season as a redshirt.


Lucas Holder (6-4, 280, So.)
Richard Queen (6-3, 280, rSo.)

6’4 sophomore Lucas Holder steps in for former Second Team Big South center Greg Ray for the Flames. Holder saw the field in ten games last season for the Flames and brings some flexibility to Liberty’s offensive line – able to fill-in at guard if necessary.  He’ll try to fend off redshirt sophomore Richard Queen in the Fall.

Right Guard

Jonathan Burgess (6-2, 305, Sr.)
James Passmore (6-6, 275, rFr.)

Right guard will be manned once-again by 2014 Big South First Team All-Conference selection Jonathan Burgess, who has 23 career starts for the Flames, including all 14 games last season.  He’s backed up James Passmore, one of the larger tackles on the roster at 6’6, who’s coming off a redshirt season.

Right Tackle

Tanner Hartman (6-4, 290, So.)
Ernst Anderson (6-7, 310, Fr.)

Tanner Hartman comes out of Spring as the starter at right tackle after starting 12 games for Liberty last season. After supplanting former All-Conference tackle Mitch Hanson last season as the starter at tackle, Hartman continues to blossom as one of the best tackles in the Big South. Ernst Anderson, a Norwegian import, was a Spring enrollee and has a chance to play immediately as a freshman. The 6’7 tackle is still raw after only playing four years of football before signing with Liberty but has tremendous upside and could see time behind Hartman this season.