April 15, 2011
BOCA RATON, FL- Florida Atlantic University's football team hit the field Friday for a shoulder pad and helmet session and final practice prior to the team's second spring season scrimmage on Saturday.
Head Coach Howard Schnellenberger and redshirt senior safety Austin Jensen announced to the team at the day's conclusion that Jensen would not play football in 2011, due to injuries suffered in a 2010 car accident.
"Austin finally made the decision and he worked hard to get back but the doctor was skeptical," said Schnellenberger.
Friday's practice featured three 10 minute session of indo, install and inside drills. The team primarily concentrated on situational 7-on-7 and team work.
During both 7-on-7 and team work the tight ends stood out on offense with all four of the quarterbacks connecting with at least one. Red-shirt freshman Forrest Campbell and Alex Deleon, red-shirt sophomore Nexon Dorvilus and Darian Williams all made catches. Williams in particular caught a ball thrown from quarterback David Kooi, grabbing it in the air surrounded by multiple defenders.
However, it was Deleon who had the catch of the day during team work off of a pass from Graham Wilbert. Deleon made his way down field with defenders on him when Wilbert threw him the ball that he was able to bring down despite a big hit that was laid on him by the defense.
On defense, the line helped stop the first few runs the offense ran during team work. Linebacker Randell Johnson and defensive lineman Kevin Cyrille highlighted the defense stopping plays and creating a loss of yards. Demetrius Williamson also did well on defense almost coming away with an interception.
FAU will play its second full scrimmage on Saturday with the time set for 2 p.m. All practices and scrimmages are free and open to the public.
The 2011 spring game is schedule for 2 p.m., April 23. Free schedule magnets will be given to the first 3,000 fans. The FAU dance and cheer teams will be on hand as well as Owlsley. Ticket information, merchandise, and concessions will be available. No outside food, beverages or pets will be permitted.