Rutgers returns just one full season starter from last year in senior right guard Nick Krimin. He was on the field for 756 snaps, good for second on the Knights.
Krimin was joined on the right side by former right tackle Kamaal Seymour for all 12 games. Seymour graduated last year after being awarded the David Bender Trophy, given to Rutgers’ best offensive lineman.
On the other side, sophomore left tackle Raiqwon O’Neal started the first four games and saw action in five more for the Knights. O’Neal boasts several more years of eligibility.
Senior left tackle Mike Lonsdorf started the final eight games. Lonsdorf saw time in six games in the 2018 season as well as four in 2017. Another graduate, former left guard Zach Venesky, started every game and received the Paul Robeson Award for performance, leadership and dedication on and off the field.
A notable subtraction from the line is Michael Maietti, who transferred to Missouri.
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