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2017 Team Previews: Gateway Gators (7)

Written by: on Thursday, August 17th, 2017

 

Head Coach: Don Holl

Assistant Coaches: Mortty Ivy – DC
Dan Baughman – OL
Maurice Washington – LBs
Mike Marie – STC/DFO
Joe Martin – DL
Donny Holl – QBs
Jeff Parrish – RBs
David Williams – WRs
AJ Comunale – TEs
Corey Bradley – DBs
Shayne Hale – Def. Analyst
Bobby Joyce – Off. Analyst

Team Name: Gateway

2016 Record: 7-5

2017 Schedule

Key Starters Lost: Jaquan Brisker – WR/SS
Ahmad Wilson – WR/LB
Damion Reed – LB
Jordan Washington – K/P
Anthony Hampton – OT
Rashaun Tarrant – RB/DB
Dylan Urban – RB/DB
Harvey Hicks – WR/LB

Offensive Starters Returning: Sr. QB Brady Walker 6-0 180
Jr. WR/ATH/DB Courtney Jackson 5-11 170
Jr. C Bryce Washington 5-11 240
Sr. G Canaan Cleveland 6-1 210
Jr. G Tomi Woodson 6-3 245
Sr. T Nathaniel Slaughter 6-0 255
Sr. TE/H Back Matt Alfaro 5-9 225

Defensive Starters Returning: Jr. DE Tomi Woodson
Sr. DT Matt Alfaro
Sr. DE Canaan Cleveland
Jr. CB Courtney Jackson
Jr. SS Jeremiah Josephs 5-11 175

Special Team Starters Returning: LS Bryce Washington
KR Courtney Jackson

Key Newcomers: Sr RB/FS Isaiah Cameron 5-8 175
Sr WR Brandan Cain 5-11 170
Sr WR/CB Travis Thompson 5-11 165
So LB Jay Johnson 5-11 200
So LB Jordan Stancovich 5-9 180
Fr WR/DB Derrick Davis 6-1 180
Jr WR/DB Brendan Majocha 5-10 175
Jr WR/LB Jerell Thomas 6-0 195
So WR/LB Tui Brown 6-2 185

Key Stats: QB Brady Walker set school records for passing yards in a game (465) and season (2,820) as well as passing touchdowns in a season (28) in 2016 – is on track to set school record for career passing yards

2017 Offensive Outlook: Play of 3rd year starting QB Brady Walker, explosive playmaking by a bevy of skill players and consistent offensive line play

2017 Defensive Outlook: Talented young players must replace graduated starters, Defensive line must control LOS

2017 Special Teams Outlook: Replacing all-section Kicker and Punter. Must find/develop repalcement(s)

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