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2013 Tribe Football Spring Practice Update March 22
Updated: Tuesday 03/22/2013 (ET)
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (March 22, 2013) – With the first full week of spring practices coming to a close, sophomore running back Mikal Abdul-Saboor recently took a few minutes to discuss his offseason preparation as well as life off the field with

Below is a quick look at the Tribe’s spring depth chart at the tailback position.  

Running backs coach Chris Barclay:

“We have a deep and versatile tailback group. Four players return with significant playing experience, and I expect to see them take the next step and develop into a more diverse part of the offense. We will have tremendous competition for reps, and I look to see the group push each other all spring and into the fall.”

Running Backs
#7 Mikal Abdul-Saboor, So. (5-11, 215)
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Solid hands and moves well for size … Runs well between the tackles … Good speed … Converted to tailback from quarterback midway through his true freshman season … Appeared in all 11 games last season … CAA Academic All-Conference Team.
#24 Keith McBride II, Jr. (6-0, 215)
2012 Video Highlights
Outstanding speed, size and power … Works hard on his craft and is position’s best technician … Big-play threat … Appeared in 10 games and earned eight starts last season … Ranked eighth in the CAA in rushing yards per game (68.9).
#25 Darnell Laws, Jr. (6-0, 218)
2012 Video Highlights
Biggest back … Uses size to excel in short yardage situations … Also outstanding in pass protection … Saw action in 10 games and earned a start at James Madison last season … Averaged 5.2 yards per carry last season.
#21 Jarrell Cooper, Jr. (5-9, 185)
Quickness provides great change of pace for Tribe … Good change of pace and outstanding vision make him dangerous in open field … Reserve who appeared in eight games last season … Also returned kickoffs for a portion of the season.
#39 Kendell Anderson, RFr. (5-9, 180)
Has potential to be team’s most versatile back … Blends size, speed and quickness … Good hands … Good quickness and vision in the open field … W&M Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year last season.


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