Liberty's 2013 football team captains (l to r): Malcolm Boyd, Brandon Apon, Kevin Fogg, Josh Woodrum and Cory Freeman.
Following Liberty's final spring practice of the year, Flames Head Football Coach Turner Gill named five members of the team captains for the 2013 season.
Gill will look for player leadership from Brandon Apon (Sr., TE), Malcolm Boyd (R-Sr., OL), Kevin Fogg (R-Sr., DB), Cory Freeman (Sr., DL) and Josh Woodrum (So., QB).
Fogg was a team captain in 2012, following an All-America season in 2011 where he led the country in kickoff return yards and touchdowns. However, Fogg and fellow All-American Boyd both had their 2012 seasons cut short due to mid-year injuries. The pair were granted an additional year of eligibility from the NCAA because of their medical hardships.
Apon was one of four players on Liberty's 2012 roster to finish the year with multiple touchdown receptions. The rising senior finished the campaign with five receptions for 98 yards, with two of his five receptions resulting in touchdowns.
Freeman had a breakout year in 2012, starting all 11 games and finishing the season with 31 stops (16 solo, 15 assisted). The defensive lineman helped Liberty's defense rank No. 15 nationally in total defense (314.73 yards allowed per game) and No. 24 in rushing defense (126.09).
Woodrum had one of the best freshmen quarterbacking seasons in program history and was named the Big South Freshman of the Year and VaSID Offensive Rookie of the Year. He also finished 13th in the voting for the Jerry Rice Award (top FCS freshman in the country) after setting a program record with 1,963 total offensive yards.
With the conclusion of spring practice, Liberty now enters its offseason workout schedule. The Flames will return to campus as an entire team in early August to prepare for Liberty's 2013 opener on Aug. 29 at Kent State and the team's home opener the following weekend against future Big South foe Monmouth on Sept. 7.
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