As part of its coverage of Liberty's August Training Camp, LibertyFlames.com concludes its position previews today talking about the Flames' wide receivers.
Flames redshirt senior B.J. Farrow and junior Antonio Gandy-Golden hauled in 10 receiving touchdowns apiece in 2017. Liberty is the only FBS team which features a pair of returning receivers who each posted double-digit receiving scores a year ago.
Only three FBS teams featured two receivers with 10+ touchdowns last season, including Missouri, SMU and West Virginia. Prior to last season, only three total Flames had ever recorded double-digit receiving TDs in a single year.
Gandy-Golden tallied 1,066 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns last season. The only other four FBS returnees to reach those milestones in 2017 include Buffalo's Anthony Johnson, Ole Miss' A.J. Brown, Toledo's Diontae Johnson and UMass' Andy Isabella.
Farrow, Gandy-Golden and Damian King are all nearing their 100th career receptions. Farrow is six catches away from the century mark for his career, while Gandy-Golden and King are each 10 grabs shy of 100.
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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