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Defensive front four setting tone for Johns Hopkins football
Defensive front four setting tone for Johns Hopkins football

The players along Johns Hopkins' defensive line don’t get much attention, but perhaps it's time that they do. Senior ends Michael Longo and Matthew Connery, senior tackle Michael Rocca and senior nose guard Brannock Furey have anchored the defense this season for the No. 6 Blue Jays (11-0), and their chemistry off the field has helped them achieve success on it. “The four of them are very, very close friends,” coach Jim Margraff said Monday. “They’re just terrific guys. I think they’re playing at a very high level right now. They have great energy. They have a lot in common, they play very much as a unit. It’s not just one guy there....

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