Griswould anchors talented group of pass catchers

Jefferson, Henry are back after injuries

April 2, 2013 · @MTAthletics

81 Christian Collis, r-So. X
Houston Brown, r-So., X
9 Kyle Griswould, r-Sr., H
13 Demetrius Frazier, r-Fr., H
*Cey-ron Willingham, r-So., H
3 Tavarres Jefferson, r-Sr., Y
84 Terry Pettis, r-Fr., Y
*Jermaine Dave, r-Fr., Y
19 Marcus Henry, Jr., Z
*Zach Schiltz, r-Fr., Z
83 Jacob Corbaley, Sr., TE
57 Judd Hunt, r-Jr., TE
*Darrell Baptist, r-Jr., TE

*Travis McMillan, r-So., X
80, Chris Perkins, Jr., X
Jevontay Smith, Fr., X
86 Devin Clarke, Jr., Z
Ed Batties, Jr., Z
Shannon Smith, Fr., Z
*Douglas Lipscomb, r-Fr., TE
Lucas Hamilton, Fr., TE

Coach Stockstill on position: "This is a very tough and talented group that takes pride in their work. Christian Collis is a good player with a year under his belt and Tavarres Jefferson is in the best shape of his career, while Kyle Griswould adds experience and toughness. We have a lot of new guys to mix in that we are very excited about and look forward to having Marcus Henry's speed back in the lineup after missing most of last season."

Collis: Enjoyed a solid rookie season with 18 catches (10 were for touchdowns or first downs) ... A bigger target that plays strong and physical ... Can make the tough catch and possesses a great work ethic.

Griswould: A versatile player who Logan Kilgore relies on in the passing game ... Showed improvement each game ... Not the fastest player but has some shake and great ball skills ... Owns the team's top mark in the squat.

Jefferson: Missed all of last year with an injury and appears to be back better than ever as he looks quicker and faster ... A smart player who understands leverage ... Experienced and versatile.

Henry: Missed almost all of the last seven games with an ankle injury ... Has deceptive speed, good hands and plays intelligent ... Coaches believe he will continue to improve and be a major factor in 2013.

Corbaley: A physical, tough, hard-nosed player who is effective in the passing and running game ... Loves contact and solidifies the tight end position.

Pettis, Perkins, Clarke: First-year players who still have to learn the offense but are talented ... Coaches expect them to make immediate impacts.

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