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Spring Football Update with Chima Uzowihe

March 21, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty continued its spring practice workouts today at Williams Stadium, concluded their first week of workouts with a Saturday morning practice.  

Prior to the workout, Liberty Flames Sports Network reporter Alan York had a chance to catch up with rising senior defensive end Chima Uzowihe to discuss his expectations for the upcoming year.

Uzowihe earned his second All-Big South first-team honors this past season and was named to the VaSID second-team all-state squad.

The Houston, Texas, native led the Big South with a career-best 14.0 tackles for a loss and ranked second in the conference with 8.0 sacks in 2014. He also ranked third in the conference with three forced fumbles.

Uzowihe, who started all 14 games at right end, is also a key member of Liberty's special teams units. He finished the season with two blocked kicks, including a field goal block as time expired to allow Liberty to upset No. 1 Coastal Carolina, 15-14, final game of the regular season.

The Flames have a full week of workouts ahead of them next week. Liberty with have weekday practices from 4 to 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, which are all open to the general public. The Flames will have a closed scrimmage at Williams Stadium on Saturday, starting at 12:30 p.m.

LibertyFlames.com will continue its coverage of 2015 Flames Football Spring Practice next Tuesday with a spring practice update from Head Coach Turner Gill. The website will also feature player interviews with running back Desmond Rice, linebacker Nick Newman and All-America kicker John Lunsford.