Sometimes, before everything gets sorted out in fall camp, we have players who have been assigned a number as a reshirt, but somebody else also has that number. This is one of those times, as today’s player is actually #51 on the roster, but lost our internal coinflip to Daniel Cantrell, who is also #51 on the roster. Sorry, Dalton.
#61, Dalton Lins, RS Freshman, OL
High School: Lahainaluna High School (Lahaina, HI)
How’d he get to The BlueTM?
While a bit small for today’s prototypical lineman, Lins was targeted by Coach Kauhaahaha in 2017. Coach K leveraged his contacts & knowledge of football on the islands to find the highly-praised but slightly undersized Lins. Dalton committed in June of 2018 and showed up in time for fall camp, and the rest is history.
While not a dead-ringer, his looks definitely echo Ed Speleers of Downton Abbey fame.
As he redshirted the 2018 season, Dalton doesn’t really have a highlight reel in college just yet. He was the recipient of the 2017 Arthur Osamu “Oscar” Chihara Scholarship Award, which recognizes the senior Luna player that most exemplifies the spirit of Lahainaluna football.
The Bronco O-line heads into the 2019 season with high expectations and many returning starters, but depth is valuable with the big men. In a 2018 interview with his hometown paper, Dalton himself felt that “Most tackles are 6’6”, so I might move over to guard or center, and also try out for long-snapper,” so clearly he is looking to be flexible and try for some reps on the field.
Is he on Twitter?
He is indeed, however he hasn’t tweeted since 2017. Don’t expect too much, he’s focused.
Completely made up fact
Dalton has never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones OR Breaking Bad.