FAMU Holds First Scrimmage and Media/Fan Day

A scrimmage starts off the day for the Rattlers, with all eyes on the quarterback position.

Senior quarterback Damien Fleming is coming off a foot injury that required off season surgery. He took limited snaps, while sophomore Carson Royal took the bulk from behind the center.

"I've never really been injured like this in my life so everything was just new to me, everything from the first surgery, I mean I'm having to limp around on crutches on one foot just getting those mental reps, I just felt like that was important especially not being able to be out there," said Fleming.

"We just have to get the ball rolling, right off the jump we have to come out strong and really just kind of establish the dominance especially at the line of scrimmage," said Royal.

Although the 3-9 record didn't show it, FAMU had the number one ranked pass defense last year. Players want to keep that going for this season.

"We have to be able to trust one another have each other's back when it comes down to gap style football cause you know we're running 3-4 so if he cant read the gap he can go for a long play and we have to stay as one, one unit," said junior linebacker Terry Johnson.

Team pictures, individual pictures, and fan day capped off the end of the second week of camp.

"Anytime the kids are excited, I'm excited and I'm glad the fans are excited," said head coach Earl Holmes.

"We've got something to be excited about, we got a good football team, a young team but a good football team and again we just go to make sure we just take it one day at a time, make sure we pay close attention to details and go from there," said Holmes.

The Rattlers travel to Jackson State for the first game on August 30.


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