Colby Sorsdal, Big Cheese of ‘Big Lovelies,’ surged with recharged Tribe vibe

All William & Mary players appreciate the program’s gradual elevation in recent years, none more than those who have been in Williamsburg the longest.

Among them: offensive tackle Colby Sorsdal, Big Cheese of the “Big Lovelies.”

Mike London at various stops during his coaching career referred to his offensive linemen as the “Big Lovelies,” and on Monday slapped the tag on this Tribe group that’s plowed the way for the FCS’ third-best rushing attack (274 ypg).

“I’ve been playing offensive line my entire football career and I’ve been called (one of the) ‘Big Uglies, The Goons, The Dogs,’ or whatever,” said Sorsdal, a 6-foot-6, 305-pound redshirt senior captain who was named first team All-CAA. “‘Big Lovelies,’ that’s the first I’ve heard of that one, but I love it.”

The CAA champion Tribe (10-1) are seeded No. 5 in the FCS playoffs and open at home Saturday at 2 p.m. against Gardner-Webb (7-5). W&M hasn’t participated in postseason since 2015, and last hosted a playoff game that year (52-49 over Duquesne).

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