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Spring Football Practice Report - Practice No. 6
After two days away from the practice field, Liberty returned to Williams Stadium on Tuesday where FSN reporter Alan York had a chance to talk with tight ends coach Aaron Stamn and junior Brandon Apon to get an update on how the tight ends are progressing through spring.
The tight end position has been a highly effective one of late at Liberty with a Flames tight end garnering all-conference honors six out of the last seven seasons. During the seven-year span, two tight ends earned first-team all-conference honors (Chris Luck in 2007 and Tommy Shaver in 2011).
Liberty's tight ends have played a large part in the accomplishment of Liberty's run game, with the Flames surpassing the 2,000 yard team rushing mark six times during the past 10 seasons. During the 10-year time span, Liberty has rushed for an average of 2,071 yards and 23 touchdowns per season.
Apon is one of several players who will be vying for playing time at tight end next fall. The Woodstock, Ga., native finished 2011 with 10 games played, recording a career best five receptions for 34 yards, including two touchdown receptions.