Chris Mayes moving to O-line for UTC

photo UTC's Chris Mayes is making a position change this spring from defensive line to offensive line.

It was a move not every player would be willing to make and that speaks volumes not only for Chris Mayes' versatility but also for his character.

With just one season of eligibility remaining with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team, Mayes agreed to switch from the defensive line, where he had played for 23 games including 11 last season, to offensive line.

And as the Mocs finished their second day of spring practice in shorts and helmets Wednesday evening, the 6-foot-3, 295-pound rising senior is penciled in as the starter at right guard.

"It's very hard to do," Mocs coach Russ Huesman said.