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Seven football players to graduate Saturday

Team enjoys success on and off field in 2006

December 14, 2006 · MT Media Relations

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee football program has enjoyed a successful season on the field this year, and Saturday will show how successful it has been off the field.

A total of seven Blue Raiders will pick up their degrees as they participate in graduation ceremonies Saturday at Murphy Center. Walt Bell, Cade Becher, Clinton Corder, Germayle Franklin, Paul Cantrell, Reggie Doucet, and Pierre Ingram will all pick up diplomas.

Bell, from Dickson, Tenn., is earning his master's in sports management and has plans to pursue a PhD. Bell played in nine games for the Blue Raiders this season.

Corder, the team's starting tight end from Brentwood, Tenn., is earning his degree in marketing in just three and a half years. Corder played in all 12 games and enjoyed a career-best seven receptions for the year.

Franklin, a second-team all-conference pick, was a Draddy Trophy finalist this season and started all 11 games he played.

Doucet, a transfer from Prunedale, Calif., earned his degree in just one and a half years. Doucet had a career-best season in 2006 with 40 tackles, three interceptions, and a team-high eight pass breakups.

Cantrell, the Blue Raiders' starting center, Becher, and Ingram all saw playing time for the Sun Belt champions in 2006.

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