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Football Position Previews: Cornerbacks

August 20, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Football Position Previews: Cornerbacks  

As part of its coverage of Liberty's August Training Camp, continues its position previews today talking about the Flames' cornerbacks.

Liberty's speedy outside defenders work alongside the Flames' safeties and SPUR position players to provide Liberty its last line of defense on the gridiron.

The group will once again be led by senior Jeremy Peters, a two-time team captain. Last season, Peter finished the year with a career-high 36 tackles, including 28 solo stops. He earned second-team all-conference honors and ranked fourth in the league with three interceptions.

Jimmy Faulks and Malik Matthews add experience to the cornerback position, which is the deepest assistant coach Marshall Roberts has seen in his 15 years as a member of the Flames' coaching staff.

Faulks played in all 11 games in 2018 and started six of the last eight contests at boundary cornerback opposite Peters. Faulks finished the season with 15 tackles (nine solo, six assisted) and tied for third on the team with four pass breakups. Matthews played in 10 of 11 games and finished the year with 12 tackles, including three solo stops in Liberty's season-opening upset win over Baylor.

Rise With Us: The Process

On Feb. 16, 2017, the NCAA approved Liberty's waiver request to begin the two-year FBS reclassification process. Liberty completed its final season as a FCS program in 2017, playing as a member of the Big South Conference.

The Flames will host their first FBS home game against Old Dominion on Sept. 1, the first of four FBS teams to visit Williams Stadium in 2018 to meet the FBS reclassification criteria. The 2018 home schedule also features FBS matchups against North Texas (Sept. 22), Troy (Oct. 13) and New Mexico State (Nov. 24).

In the event that Liberty is invited to the AutoNation Cure Bowl, Flames Club members will have priority for tickets and other associated events and privileges.

Fans can support Liberty Football by joining the Flames Club, which exists to underwrite Liberty Athletics' three-fold mission to train Champions for Christ, provide a world-class student-athlete experience and achieve victory with integrity.

Flames Club membership starts at just $60 and members can enjoy preferred parking, seating and pregame hospitality benefits, based upon membership level. For more information about the Flames Club, please call 434-582-CLUB (2582) or email

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