Fullback has worked to become better pass protecter, receiver
For most offensive football players, big catches, long runs and touchdowns are the types of plays that give Saturdays their shine, those moments when all the eyes of a jam-packed stadium are fixed on the highlight makers.
Omar Ontiveros gets his kicks from a different kind of play.
“I’m always real excited to see someone get pancaked,” he said after a recent Texas Tech practice.
Such is the life a fullback, whose dirty work paves the way for those highlight runs. Ontiveros, the 6-foot-1, 236-pound junior from Austin Westlake, relishes every minute of it.