David Ashkinaz

<b>David Ashkinaz:</b> UCF's junior guard was born in Champaign, Ill., where in his household one thing was understood: You rooted for the Bears. Ashkinaz's family moved to San Jose, Calif., when he was 5, but the truck full of Bears paraphernalia followed. From Oak Grove (Calif.) High to De Anza (Calif.) Community College to UCF, Ashkinaz has brought his own style to blocking. That is, he blocks defenders as if he were a defender going after a ballcarrier. No wonder UCF's defensive linemen are already complaining he plays too physically. <b></b>

( SENTINEL PHOTO ILLUSTRATION / August 23, 2002 )

David Ashkinaz: UCF's junior guard was born in Champaign, Ill., where in his household one thing was understood: You rooted for the Bears. Ashkinaz's family moved to San Jose, Calif., when he was 5, but the truck full of Bears paraphernalia followed. From Oak Grove (Calif.) High to De Anza (Calif.) Community College to UCF, Ashkinaz has brought his own style to blocking. That is, he blocks defenders as if he were a defender going after a ballcarrier. No wonder UCF's defensive linemen are already complaining he plays too physically.

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