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Spring Football Update with Josh Woodrum
The Flames held their second of 15 spring practice workout sessions today at Williams Stadium under clear, chilly conditions.
Today's two-plus hour practice marks the midway point of Liberty's opening week of spring practice. Liberty began spring practice on Tuesday afternoon and will hold Friday afternoon (4:20-6:30 p.m.) and Saturday morning (10:05 a.m. to Noon) workouts before wrapping up their first week of practice.
Following today's practice, Flames Sports Network reporter Nick Pierce had a chance to talk with head coach Turner Gill and returning starting quarterback Josh Woodrum.
Woodrum had a banner freshman season for the Flames in 2012. After being named the starter during the third week of the year, the Roanoke, Va., native put together one of the best first-year seasons in program history.
He was named the Big South Freshman of the Year and the VaSID Offensive Rookie of the Year after throwing for 1,966 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also finished 13th in the final voting for the Jerry Rice Award, given annually to the top FCS player in the country.
Woodrum set a freshman program record during his first year on the field for the Flames in 2012 with 1,963 total offensive yards. He also recorded the second most passing yards in a season by a Liberty freshman, while completing 183-of-267 attempts.
As a reminder, all of Liberty's weekday afternoon practice sessions (normally 4:20 to 6:30 p.m.) are free and open to the public. The Flames will hold closed practices on Saturday, except when Liberty holds its annual spring football game on April 13 (1 p.m. kickoff).