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Football Position Previews: Running Backs

August 23, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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As part of its coverage of Liberty's August Training Camp, LibertyFlames.com continues its position previews today talking about the Flames' running backs.

The Flames will have new leadership at the running back position in 2018, both on sidelines and on the field. During the offseason, former associate head coach and running backs coach Rob Brown left the program to return to Nebraska, while Liberty graduated leading rusher Carrington Mosley (896 yards and nine touchdowns).

However, those who follow the Flames program will still see some familiar faces when it comes to the running back position. 2011 Liberty graduate and former NFL player Mike Brown returned to his alma mater this summer and will coach Liberty's running backs. The All-America wide receiver and quarterback has spent time coaching at Michigan and Delaware following a three-year playing career in the NFL.

Brown has two top returning options and a young standout that would rise to the top of the depth chart in 2018. Redshirt junior Frankie Hickson (375 yards) and Kentory Matthews (226 yards) both saw significant time behind Mosley in 2018 and scored two touchdowns each, last season. Additionally, redshirt freshman Frank Boyd will make his playing debut in 2018 after earning the team's most improved player during spring workouts, last February and March.

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).

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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 FlamesClub@liberty.edu.

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