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Spring Football Update with Brandon Apon
Continuing in its coverage of Liberty's annual spring practice, Flames Sports Network reporter Alan York visited today with tight end Brandon Apon and offensive coordinator Aaron Stamn.
Entering his senior year, Apon is looking to secure the starting role at tight end, following the graduation of Justin Gunn.
For the first time in his Liberty career, Apon played in all 11 games in 2012, finishing the year with five receptions for 98 yards and two touchdowns. He nearly tripled his previous career high in total receiving yards (finished 2011 with 34 receiving yards) and he matched his career high in touchdown receptions (also finished 2011 with two touchdown catches).
Apon was one of four players on Liberty's roster to finish the 2012 season with more than one touchdown reception from Big South Freshman of the Year quarterback Josh Woodrum.
Stamn is currently in his first full spring practice workouts as Liberty's full-time offensive coordinator. He shared the role with Dennis Wagner last spring, but head coach Turner Gill named Wagner his new assistant head coach, leaving the full duties of offensive play calling to Stamn.
On the practice field today, the Flames held practice No. 6 of the spring workout allotment under some of their best weather conditions of the spring (mostly clear skies and roughly 50 degree temperatures). The Flames will wrap up their second full week of spring practice on Saturday afternoon with a closed scrimmage.
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).