2017 Team Previews: Slippery Rock Rockets (10)
Written by: Billy Splain on Friday, July 28th, 2017
Team Name: Slippery Rock Rockets
2016 Record: 4-7
Key Starters Lost: QB Bailey Mertens
LB Stephen Heller
DL/LB Ryan Dutton
WR/LB Calvin Rossi
Offensive Starters Returning:
Sr. RB Seth Slater, 5-10, 175
Sr. OT Luke Brandon, 6-4, 230
Sr. RB/WR Hunter Prementine, 5-6, 140
Sr. C Cole Bell, 5-11, 275
Sr. OG Wayne Bird, 5-11, 256
Jr. RB Kaleb Kamerer, 5-9, 175
Jr. WR Patrick Shea, 6-0, 165
Jr. OT Sean Northcott, 6-2, 210
Defensive Starters Returning:
Sr. LB/DB Seth Slater, 5-10, 175
Sr. DL Luke Brandon, 6-4, 230
Sr. DB Hunter Prementine, 5-6, 140
Jr. DB Kaleb Kamerer, 5-9, 175
Jr. DB Patrick Shea, 6-0, 165
Special Team Starters Returning: NA
Sr. DL Rod Williams, 6-2, 196
Sr. RB/LB Eithan Beckwith, 5-10, 175
Jr. OL/LB Ryan Broad, 5-10, 200
Jr. QB/LB Jake Shaffer, 6-1, 175
So. QB/DB Vito Pilosi III, 5-11, 160
So. RB/WR/DB Nathan Hyatt, 5-10, 150
So. RB/LB David Duffalo, 5-7, 165
Key Stats: Rushing Yards – 1,495
Passing Yards – 867
Created 15 turnovers on defense.
Had 10 sacks compared to our opponents 7.
2017 Offensive Outlook: Rely on a number of key returning starters to bring about a successful run game that will help set up our passing game. We plan to end every possession with a kick.
2017 Defensive Outlook: We would like to put together a defense that has a blue collar work ethic, is hard-nosed, and able to play with a high level of intensity for four quarters.
2017 Special Teams Outlook: To create an advantage for our football team through the special teams game from week to week.
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