Leading up to the start of the regular season, CUSportsNation.com will be running through the Colorado football roster in reverse order, starting with #99 Chris Mulumba and ending with #1 Shay Fields.
Today, we continue with Nos. 56-51.
(Note: The CU 2017 signees that are enrolling this summer are excluded from this feature as they do not have officially assigned jersey numbers. Click here to learn more about the 2017 signees).
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No. 56 - Tim Lynott
Lynott had a fantastic redshirt freshman season for the Buffaloes in 2016. He started 13 games at right guard and was named to the USA Today First-Team Freshman All-American team. Lynott will be an anchor on CU's offensive lineman for years to come.
No. 56 - Jase Franke
Franke has seen action in 22 games in the past two seasons and started in one game in 2015 against Washington State. Franke seemed to have made big strides during the spring, is a frontrunner to start at nose tackle along with Javier Edwards this fall, and could see more time at defensive end this season as well.
No. 55 - Brett Tonz
Tonz played mainly on the field goal/PAT team last season after redshirting in 2015 as a freshman. We figured that Tonz will see more time as a sub on the defensive line this year but will mainly play special teams.
No. 52 - Leo Jackson III
North Atlanta H.S./Foothill College
Jackson took more of a backseat role in 2016 after starting ten games in 2015, but with the Buffs starting defensive line off to their next endeavors, the Buffs will need a big senior year from Jackson. He was listed as the starting left defensive end in Colorado's spring game.
No. 51 - Bryan Meek
Niwot H.S./Air Force
Meek transferred from Air Force to Colorado during the spring semester of 2015. He joined the football program for the 2016 season and dressed for the UCLA game. Meek did not see any game action. Meek played for the Air Force baseball team in 2014.