TALLAHASSEE, Fla., (Aug. 25) - After twenty-five grueling practices, the only thing that the Florida A&M football team can say is “YAY” as they concluded two-a-day practices with a mock game, on Saturday, afternoon in Bragg Memorial Stadium.
“It is a relief for it to be over. Camp is a time where we can get everyone in top shape as best we can. Also, we used camp as a time to get ready for our first game of season against Southern University in Birmingham (Ala.)” said third year Head Football Coach Rubin Carter.
The Rattlers worked on game day situations and special teams in the scrimmage as fans watched from the stands.
“We all had a good camp. We all got better as camp went along. It is going to be a good year for us, this year,” said First Team All- MEAC linebacker Vernon Wilder (Miami, Fla.)
“I see a lot of our freshmen fighting for playing time as the season goes on,” said Wilder.
“It feels great for it to be over. On the first day of camp, I remember looking in our planning book and saw, we had 20 plus practices to go,” said senior wide receiver and First Team All-MEAC pick Willie Hayward (Miami, Fla.)
“I am tired of beating up on my own teammates everyday. I am looking to forward to facing, someone with a different color jersey,” said Hayward.
The Rattlers will face Southern University in the third annual MEAC-SWAC Challenge in Birmingham, Ala., at Legion Field in a 3 p.m. EST kickoff live on ESPN Classic.