Senior Center Nick Paris is one of four offensive line starters returning from last season.
Aug. 10, 2008
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University's football team practiced for the fifth time this fall and the second consecutive day at the FAU Track and Field Complex. Today marked the first day that players wore full pads.
The offensive line returns four of five starters from last season and all the lineman have remained competitive and established good depth. Seniors Nick Paris, John Rizzo and sophomore Lavoris Williams had a good first week. Senior free safety Carldayle Brantley is solidifying himself as a top candidate to fill one of the four openings on defense created by graduation.
The Owls will conduct their first three a day practice of the fall tomorrow. The first practice will be at 8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m., the second 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and the final practice from 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Fanfest will take place on Saturday, August 16 beginning at noon at the FAU Track and Field Complex, Boca Raton campus. The event is free and open to the public and will feature FAU's fall sports team, autographs and an interactive game area for children. FAU's football team also is scheduled to play their first scrimmage of the 2008 pre-season.
FAU will open the 2008 season in 21 days at the University of Texas on Saturday, August 30, and the home season on September 6 at 4 p.m. Season and individual tickets are now available. For more information, contact 1-866-FAU-Owls, visit the FAU Athletic Ticket Office or CLICK HERE.