What Ben Mason Likes So Much About the FB Position

What Ben Mason Likes So Much About the FB Position

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What Ben Mason Likes So Much About the FB Position

Changing positions in football is never easy. It doesn’t matter if you are in pee-wee, high school, college, or the NFL, even flipping just from left guard to right guard is a hard thing to adjust for. Some people are skilled enough to do it, others can even go on two completely different sides of the ball, sometimes three like former Michigan Wolverine Jabrill Peppers, who played safety, cornerback, linebacker, kick returner, punt returner, wide receiver, running back and quarterback at Michigan.

Fullback Ben Mason though did change from linebacker to fullback in college. He did play both in high school, but more focus at Michigan has been at the fullback position, which Mason doesn’t mind at all. Coach Jim Harbaugh has even said Mason is an old-school fullback.

“I love playing the fullback position,” Mason said. “Very downhill position, get to go out on the flat a little bit and run some routes. It’s really just, to me it’s the epitome of football, you get to do a little bit of everything.”

Mason thought it was nice to hear his number get called on the goal line play where he would score a touchdown. But, he is a team player and when asked if he’d like to see more of that, Mason simply says he’ll do “whatever’s best for the team.”

Fullback is an interesting position in football as some are just used as blockers and rarely get the ball, some are more of another receiver that the quarterback can throw to, and others are the nitty-gritty runners that stuff it down your throat and Mason seems like he is capable of doing all three.

Mason and the Wolverines will have their work cut out for them this week as they start Big Ten play against Nebraska on Saturday at noon in Ann Arbor.

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