Andreas Knappe gets stretched out before a game in 2013. (USATSI)

UConn offensive tackle Andreas Knappe may be one of the most intriguing players in college football this season. The 6-foot-9 redshirt junior finally became a regular in the rotation last season, appearing in 10 games and starting in the final seven at right tackle.

Heading into 2015, Bob Diaco hopes the player who is nicknamed "Thor" will drop the hammer on defensive lineman throughout the American Athletic Conference. Dick Weiss profiled Knappe for the American's official website, highlighting some of what makes the Silkeborg, Denmark native tick.

Knappe is, perhaps most notably, an incredibly skilled archer who spent some time with the Danish national team. Before any international competition, Knappe took up football with the Danish American Football Federation. It was there where he was discovered by then-UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni. 

Knappe redshirted in 2012 and played in just one game in 2013, starting on the defensive line before eventually moving to offense.

"As my first year went on, I started to understand what was going on," Knappe said. "I wasn't running around like a chicken with his head cut off. I knew the game. I understood the game. There are still some things I had to work on The game was not as sophisticated when I played in Denmark."

For more on Knappe, check out his profile over at the American's official website.