Stockstill announces permanent team captains

Highest honor in Raider football

December 11, 2012 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Stockstill announced today permanent captains for the Blue Raiders in 2012. WR Anthony Amos, RB Benny Cunningham, C Micah James, DE Omar McLendon, and QB Jeff Murphy were honored as the seventh group of permanent captains in the FBS era at Middle Tennessee.

The team voted on the four captains and Coach Stockstill made the announcement during a recent team meeting. Due to a tie, this year's group includes a total of five captains.

"Like I always have said this is the ultimate honor when your teammates make you a permanent captain for the season," said Stockstill. "These five guys have meant a lot to this program and all are very deserving. It's not just your play on the field but the way you conduct yourself off the field and how you lead and push your teammates. When your peers give you a vote for the way you practice every day and compete on the field and in the classroom there is not a better honor out there."

Permanent Captains:
2006: Eugene Gross, Jonathan Harris, Clint Marks, Justin Rainey
2007: Tavares Jones, DeMarco McNair, Bradley Robinson, Erik Walden
2008: Joe Craddock, Wes Hofacker, Ivon Hickmon, Trevor Jenkins
2009: Danny Carmichael, Desmond Gee, Patrick Honeycutt, Brandon Perry, Alex Suber
2010: Mark Fisher, Jeremy Kellem, Dwight Smith, Phillip Tanner
2011: Marquise Branton, Colin Boss, Derrick Crumpton, Arness Ikner
2012: Anthony Amos, Benny Cunningham, Micah James, Omar McLendon, Jeff Murphy

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