Football

 
72 - Brian Laggis
Brian Laggis
Height: 6-3
Weight: 269
Year: Senior
Hometown: Stockbridge, Ga.
High School: Heritage H.S.
Position: OT
Furman: All-Southern Conference candidate...Furman's most versatile, experienced offensive lineman who owns two full seasons of starting experience at both tackle and guard spanning 24 career starts...returns for his second year of starting duty at left guard, where he will team with center Corey Stewart and right guard Patrick Covington in forming a contingent of three returning starters along Furman's offensive front...sports good speed and strength. 2004 -- Made the move in the preseason from right tackle to left guard, where he earned starts in all 13 games, totaled 835 plays and a season blocking grade of 1.94 (89.0 percent)...tallied a pair of exceptional 2.00 performances against Samford (45-10 win) and Pittsburgh (41-38 overtime loss)...garnered a career high 91 plays versus Appalachian State (30-29 loss)...played a key role in the Paladins' 10-3, SoCon championship season that included an NCAA I-AA quarterfinal playoff appearance and No. 5 final national ranking...helped power the most balanced offense (226.2 ypg rush, 228.8 ypg pass) in Furman history...named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. 2003 -- Took over the starting job at right tackle vacated by graduated All-Southern Conference performer Steven Cain...earned starts in all 11 games, totaling 655 snaps...recorded 62 knockdowns...posted eight winning performances and two exceptional grades...had top marks (2.00) in back-to-back outings versus East Tennessee State (30-10 win) and Georgia Southern...tallied season high nine knockdowns in 45-0 triumph over Gardner-Webb...helped pave the way for all-conference tailback Hindley Brigham, who rushed for 1,042 yards -- the 12th 1,000-yard season in Furman history...named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. 2002 -- Logged the first action of his career, totaling 121 plays as a backup tackle...played in all 12 games...tallied a season high 43 snaps and earned his first winning grade with a mark of 1.95 and three knockdowns against Elon (57-7 win). 2001 -- Member of scout team...awarded redshirt and extra year of eligibility. High School: 2001 graduate of Heritage High School...football coach was Chuck Landy...played offensive guard, defensive end, and nose guard...earned all-county, all-area, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution Area "Super 11" recognition following the 2000 season...tabbed Rockdale Neighbor Male Athlete-of-the-Year...also starred in wrestling and track at Heritage. Personal: Full name is James Brian Laggis...son of Jim and Kathy Laggis...born October 14, 1982, in Stockbridge, Georgia...health and exercise science major.