April 5, 2006

Individuals step it up at Tuesday practice

With only two practices left before the annual spring Maroon & White game, safety Japhus Brown returned to the fold Tuesday at the practice fields adjacent to Kyle Field.


Brown was lining up with the second team in his first day of full-contact drills as he is coming back from an injury suffered last season.


But the news of the day was individual improvement as several individual players had quite possibly their best day of the spring during 7-on-7 drills and situational scrimmaging.


On the defensive line, defensive end Chris Harrington seemed to have a much quicker first step off the ball as he found himself in the backfield plenty. Tackle Bryce Reed, who has had an impressive spring overall, routinely got into the backfield to make life uncomfortable for the quarterback.


Tackle Kellen Heard also had a good day as he showed that he can move rather quickly. On a pass completion to Howard Morrow near the sideline, Morrow cut back to get more yards. Heard came across from the middle of the field to land a crushing hit that flattened Morrow, knocking him out of bounds.


At tight end freshman Martellus Bennett has been back in drills for only one week since basketball season ended, but it doesn't seem that way by watching him. Bennett is catching everything thrown his way. One touchdown catch was made falling out of bounds. Most would have trouble getting one foot in bounds but Bennett got both inside the line.


The Aggies will practice once more on the practice field Thursday at 3:30 p.m. The Maroon & White game will wrap up the spring season Saturday at 2 p.m.

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