The Charlotte 49ers were very young last season and two locals were up front trying to help hold it all together and they were Larry Ogunjobi(Ragsdale HS) and Brandon Banks(Southwest Guilford HS)….Both of those young men are back for the 2014 season for the 49ers and former Western Guilford Hornet Mark Petit should still be there too as a linebacker, but I did not see his name in the preseason press..
Info below on Ogunjobi and Banks and how coach Brad Lambert is looking for this young defensive line from last season to be ready to grow up and step up this season….
Last season, nowhere was Charlotte’s youth more apparent than on the thin defensive line, where the 49ers started three freshmen – nose tackle Larry Ogunjobi and ends Brandon Banks and James Middleton.
Ogunjobi played much of the season with an injured finger. Devon Johnson, the line’s top backup, missed the last five games with an Achilles injury, from which he has yet to fully recover.
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