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Ex-Gobbler in line to make first start

Dec. 3, 2013 at 6:03 a.m.


Pittsburgh's offensive line woes continue, but for one ex-Cuero Gobbler, there is a sliver lining.

Cody Wallace, who was an all-state lineman at Cuero and an All-Big 12 center at Texas A&M, could make his first professional start when the Steelers face the Miami Dolphins.

"This year has been kind of unusual in that way," Wallace said in an Associated Press story. "But we're fortunate to have enough guys to step in and make an impact after the starter got hurt. I'm glad to be part of that group, too, but this really has been an interesting year in that regard."

Pittsburgh lost center Fernando Velasco during its 22-20 loss to Baltimore. The Steelers have also lost guard David DeCastro, left tackle Kelvin Beachum and reserve tackle Mike Adams in addition to Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey, who was hurt after playing just eight snaps of the 2013 season.

If Wallace does start, it will be the seventh different starting line combination used by the Steelers this season.

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