NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State football team kicked off the third week of spring drills, Monday, with an afternoon practice session.
All three units showed marked improvements including the squad’s special teams.
The unit welcomes back sophomore kicker Lane Clark who will look to improve upon last year’s true freshman campaign and become a weapon for the team. Clark spent a lot of time in the weight room in the offseason, adding to his 45+ yard kicking range.
Clark will have to overcome the loss of holder Leon Holderhead, leaving the position in flux. Quarterback Ronald Butler has done most of the holding in spring, but he may have more pressing duties come fall.
Holderhead was also the team’s punter in 2014 and fellow Butte College standout Geordie Bunn will not arrive on campus until the summer. Therefore, the Tigers have been trying out different punters this spring including Clark.
TSU had the luxury of two returners last season, but De’Ante Saunders and Darion Hall both exhausted their eligibilities. Big Blue has tried a bevy of players at the spots this spring to find the best suited players for the jobs.
All three units will next take the field on Wednesday at 4 p.m.