HERO Sports is counting down the days until the kickoff of the 2018 college football season on Saturday, Aug. 25, by featuring the best player in the FBS at each jersey number, from 99-1. Each day, from May 18 through Aug. 24, we'll publish one article showcasing the best player whose jersey number matches the number of days remaining.
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No. 68 Shane Lemieux
Oregon – G
Oregon has 12 offensive linemen on their roster. None of them are seniors and none of them are Tyrell Crosby, the Ducks' All-Pac-12 First-Team tackle and 2018 draft pick of the Detroit Lions.
Nonetheless, their line could be one of the best and most balanced groups in program history, partly thanks to Shane Lemieux, one of three returning junior starters and the best No. 68 in college football.
"Shane Lemieux continues to be the physical force up front and [with] another year in the weight room, you can tell his body's continuing to change," head coach (and former offensive line and offensive coordinator) Mario Cristobal said. "His threshold for work is mind-boggling. He's a really impressive offensive lineman."
After a redshirt year in 2015, Lemieux has started all 25 games of his career, all at left guard, where he and Crosby formed a dominating duo. Lemieux, center Jake Hanson and right guard Calvin Throckmorton form the best interior group in the conference and will each contend for First-Team honors.