With camp winding down and the new season approaching, the Spain train is in full force. All 332 pounds of it.
The Mountaineer’s redshirt senior left guard has his sights set on playing at the next level, but knows this season is a crucial one.
Quinton Spain has made quite a splash on the national lists this summer, earning spots on both the Rotary Lombardi & Outland Trophy Watch lists. These awards are given out each year to the top lineman in the country.
In his own humble fashion, Spain is quick to turn attention away from those personal awards and put focus back on the team.
“The watch lists are nothing but expectations being set. Now I have to perform on the field and live up to the hype to help the team succeed,” notes Spain.
Spain started all 12 games last season, making the switch from left tackle to left guard after four games. With opposing defenses formulating whole plans around him, he was an integral part of the offense averaging 148.7 yards.
Coming to WVU in 2010 weighing 362 pounds, Spain is now down to 332. He spent the past summer on a strict workout and nutrition regimen and is quicker than ever, on pace to become a WVU Pro come spring.
With WVU toward the bottom of the Big 12 Football Media Preseason Poll list, the Mountaineers need everyone to step up to their full potential. “We have the talent, and need everyone to play their part for the success of the team,” says Spain.
The only thing bigger than Quinton’s smile is his humbleness.