Damian Fortner broke through the defense to highlight the practice
April 4, 2011
BOCA RATON, FL- Florida Atlantic University's football team suited up for their fourth practice of the spring season on Monday afternoon.
The Owls began the day with individual work and then moved into install review followed by the inside drill. The squad then worked the 7-on-7 drill. Offensively, David Kooi and Graham Wilbert took most of the reps at the quarterback position but Nick Bracewell and Stephan Curtis were also able to work out their arms.
The biggest play of the day came from running back Damian Fortner who found a big hole in the defense. Fortner ran through the space the offensive line opened for him almost untouched to find his celebrating teammates in the end zone.
Even with the offense feeling comfortable with each other and connecting, it was the defense that highlighted the practice.
"The effort was not bad, the effort was good on defense," said Head Coach Howard Schnellenberger who praised the defense for their stand out performance during practice.
On the opening play of the 7-on-7 drill, defensive back Treon Howard set the pace with his pressure on quarterback David Kooi and blocked the pass. Winfred Strickland also recorded a pass defensed while teammates Howard and Tony Rodriquez each had a fumble recovery on defense. Defensive back Brentley Harstad also stood out in practice by clogging up the middle and stopping the run.