2017 Team Previews: Mount Union Trojans (6)
Written by: Billy Splain on Monday, August 14th, 2017
Assistant Coaches: Jamie Brumbaugh
Team Name: Mount Union Trojans
2016 Record: 5-6
Key Starters Lost: James Woods
Offensive Starters Returning: Sr. RB Daunte Martin 6-0, 200
Sr. RB Tavin McMickens 5-11, 150
Sr. OL Levi Hockenberry 6-0, 215
Sr. OL Tucker Helfrick 6-0, 205
Jr. QB (WR last year) Quinton Posey 6-2, 200
So. OL Chris Dodd 6-0, 240
Defensive Starters Returning: Sr. LB Tavin McMickens 5-11, 150
Sr. LB Daunte Martin 6-0, 200
Sr. DL Levi Hockenberry 6-0, 215
Sr. DL Tucker Helfrick 6-0, 205
Jr. CB Quinton Posey 6-2, 200
So. DL Chris Dodd 6-0, 240
So. DL Jake Ryan 5-11, 220
Special Team Starters Returning: Sr. K Douglas Gearhart, 5-11, 160
Key Newcomers: Posey at QB..?
Sr. WR/DB Dakota Baker 6-0, 150
Sr. WR/DB Zach Vaughn 5-10, 135
Jr. WR/DB Max Baker 5-8, 135
So. WR/DB Ethan Carbaugh
2017 Offensive Outlook: The offense will look to lean on their two returning running backs as the compliment of a new QB and new receivers gets the pass game rolling.
2017 Defensive Outlook: We will look to the strength of our returners on the front end as we retool on the back end. A few new wrinkles, but the Trojans will sport a familiar and stout defense.
2017 Special Teams Outlook: A few new players will shuffle into certain slots but the Trojans are lucky to have their kicking duties handled by one of the area’s best in Douglas Gearhart. Gearhart, a 1st-team All Conference Kicker a year ago, has averaged 40 points per season for the last 3 years after taking over the duties from his older brother in his freshman year.
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