Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 8/24/08: #15 OG, #241/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 7 2007: Big 12 All-Conference Selection ... One of the most dominant linemen in school history ... helped lead the program to its fifth NCAA Passing Title ... did not allow a sack all season ... offensive line only allowed 18 sacks in 763 pass attempts ... started all 13 games ... one of the top linemen in the league, named to several preseason all-conference teams ... provided great protection for the nation's leading passer, Graham Harrell ... offense averaged 40.9 points per game, the second-highest total in school history ... the unit also averaged 529.6 yards of total offense per game, the second-highest in school history...2006: All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention … started in all 11 games played … integral component on offensive line that allowed only 18 sacks … number was 18 better than the 36 allowed in 2005 … line yielded a sack once in every 35.4 pass attempts, which was the nation's best … first-year starting QB Graham Harrell flourished in his sophomore campaign being the line's protection … offense was among the top 10 in passing, scoring and total offense … turned in dominating performances night-in and night-out … out-muscled defensive linemen and linebackers as sophomore RB Shannon Woods ran to All-Big 12 First Team honors. Missed two games with a left knee injury...2005: Played in five games as a true freshman.
Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Keep an eye on Louis Vasquez, a third-round offensive lineman choice out of Texas Tech. His reputation is one of being ornery, and the spot at right guard is wide open. The Chargers are hoping Kynan Forney can start there, but they will give Vasquez a long look. Among the questions is his ability to run-block after playing in the spread in college. A closer look at the Chargers' picks: Round 3/78 - Louis Vasquez, G, 6-5, 333, Texas Tech...With Mike Goff leaving in free agency, the Chargers need to spice up the competition at his old right guard spot. - by The Sports Xchange
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09/24/14 - RG Louis Vasquez was held out of the two practices this week, but is expected back next week. Vasquez walked off the field after the Broncos' first touchdown in Seattle with trainers at his side, but returned on the following series.
09/03/14 - RG Louis Vasquez was limited in practice Wednesday due to a back problem. "I don't think it's anything serious," Broncos coach John Fox said. Vasquez has played in 40 consecutive games, including postseason, dating back to 2011.
01/25/14 - G Louis Vasquez has not allowed a sack all season and will put that perfect ledger on the line in Super Bowl XLVIII. Vasquez earned All-Pro honors and a Pro Bowl selection for his stellar play in his first season as a Bronco.
01/09/14 - G Louis Vasquez was not the highest-paid free agent at his position last season, but he has been the most effective one, finishing the season with no sacks allowed. That allowed him to become the first Broncos guard ever named a first-team All-Pro.
01/07/14 - G Louis Vasquez became the first guard in Broncos history to be named a first-team All-Pro. Vasquez has not allowed a sack all season and was the only free agent who changed teams last year to make the first-team All-Pro squad.
12/26/13 - -- G Louis Vasquez could earn his first Pro Bowl selection when the results are announced Friday night. Vasquez has not allowed a sack all season since arriving as a free agent from the Chargers.
10/31/13 - -- RG Louis Vasquez has helped shore up the Broncos' offensive line through a series of injuries to its offensive tackles. Vasquez has allowed just one sack last year and is playing at a "Pro Bowl level," maintains Broncos coach John Fox.
10/28/13 - G Louis Vasquez returned to right guard after starting the previous game at right tackle because of Orlando Franklin's ankle injury.
10/22/13 - G Louis Vasquez made his first NFL start at right tackle Sunday in place of the injured Orlando Franklin and didn't allow any sacks or hits of quarterback Peyton Manning.
10/17/13 - --G Louis Vasquez was forced to move to right tackle after Orlando Franklin sprained his knee and ankle Sunday. Vasquez had to move because the Broncos had no backup tackles on the active 46-man roster Sunday. He could remain there for this Sunday's game with the Colts.