Continuing in its coverage of Liberty's annual spring practice, Flames Sports Network reporter Alan York visited today with defensive lineman Cory Freeman and new defensive tackles coach Bryant Lewellyn.
Freeman, a rising senior, earned Big South second-team all-conference honors in 2012, when he started all 11 games at left end. He ranked second on the team among defensive linemen with 31 stops (16 solo, 15 assisted) and paced the Flames with five quarterback hurries. He finished eight out of 11 games with three or more stops.
Lewellyn wrapped up his playing days at Liberty last fall and joined Freeman as an All-Big South second-team honoree. The team captain started all 11 games at nose guard, finishing the season with 20 tackles (10 solo, 10 assisted). He ranked No. 2 in the Big South in sacks (5.0 per game).
Recently, Lewellyn joined the Flames' coaching staff as Liberty's new defensive tackles coach and he will work alongside defensive line coach Vantz Singletary during the 2013 season.
On the practice field today, the Flames returned to the Williams Stadium turf this afternoon following some much-needed rest. Liberty opened spring practice last Tuesday and held practices on consecutive days (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), capped by its first scrimmage of the spring on Saturday morning.
Liberty will return to the practice field on Thursday afternoon, followed by the Flames' second scrimmage of the year on Saturday afternoon (2:50 to 4:45 p.m.).
As a reminder, all of Liberty's weekday afternoon practice sessions (normally 4:20 to 6:30 p.m.) are free and open to the public. The Flames will hold closed practices on Saturday, except when Liberty holds its annual spring football game on April 13 (1 p.m. kickoff).
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