Tiger Camp 2019: Day 8 - Quarterbacks
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Tiger Camp 2019: Day 8 - Quarterbacks


--- Tennessee State used three different starting quarterbacks, due to injuries, a season ago. All three earned wins for the Tigers when their number was called. Coach Reed will enjoy the experience and leadership as all three signal callers return for the 2019 season.

Demry Croft earned the nod in each of the first four contests and completed 61 of 101 passes for 888 yards with eight touchdowns opposed to two interceptions. Croft earned OVC Newcomer of the Week honors with a 14-of-20 for 217 yards and two touchdowns, along with an eight carry 56 yard performance which led to a comeback win at Eastern Illinois.

Micheal Hughes led the Tigers over the next four games and was named OVC Offensive Player of the Week as he went 22-of-27 for 318 yards and three touchdowns against Tennessee Tech. Cameron Rosendahl answered the call for the final game of the season, leading the Tigers to a thrilling overtime win against UT Martin. Rosendahl tossed three touchdown passes, including the game winner, while completing 15-of-22 for 170 yards without a turnover.

The quarterback battle will become tougher with the addition of Deveon Bryant and USF transfer Octavious Battle, who both enter the season as redshirt freshmen. True freshman Heath Williams provides depth and looks to gain time on special teams.

Don't Take Your Eye Off:
Cameron Rosendahl - Shows leadership skills leading younger players; Remains effiecient

Newcomer Spotlight:
Heath Williams - Smart player who's improving technique daily; Eager to step in and step up

 QUARTERBACKS  HT   WT   YR   Transfer   Gms Played   Comp-Att   Yards   TD   INT 
 Michael Hughes   6-2     220     R-Sr.     16  208-258   2,709   24   13 
 Demry Croft   6-5     210     R-Sr.     4  61-101   888   8   2 
 Cameron Rosendahl    6-2     220    R-Jr.     3  16-25  175   3   0
 Octavious Battle  6-2   215   R-Fr.   USF  --  --   --   --   -- 
 Deveon Bryant  6-3   210   R-Fr.     --   --   --   --   -- 
 Heath Williams   6-0   225   Fr.     --   --   --   --   -- 

Redshirt Sophomore Quarterback Micheal Hughes
- On how practice went
"I feel great. I enjoy watching everyone compete. We definitely got better today."

- On improvements that need to be made
"Focus up on the details. I think we’re doing great and we’re getting better every day but, we still have to pay more attention to the detail and fix the little things."

- On what the team has improved in camp
"Everyone is starting to grasp the concept of the offense and that’s helping us a lot. We still have to pay attention to detail but we’re getting there."

Redshirt Freshman Quarterback Deveon Bryant
- On how practice went
"Practice went well today. Everybody was competing and went hard. Everybody played great today."

- On improvements that need to be made
"We need to work a little harder. We are not all at that level we need to be at so, I feel like we all need to push a little bit more."

Freshman Quarterback Heath Williams
- On how practice went
"Practice was good, I love the energy throughout the guys. We’re pushing one another to get to our best."

- On improvements that need to be made
"We need to be quicker with our feet, our mindsets, pushing each other and staying focused in the film room."

- On improvements for himself
"I need to be quicker with my footwork, my processing time and keep my confidence up."

Redshirt Junior Quarterback Demry Croft
- On improvements that need to be made
"Need to work on the details. We need to tune up and make sure everything is perfect."

- On improvement the team has made
"We have really improved on the minor things from last year and now we are focusing on the big picture."

- On who has been the most improved player of camp
"Nick Harper on the Defense. He’s a young guy and he’s here to play. He going to show us what he’s made of this season."