NASHVILLE --- The tight end position has been a staple in the Tiger offense in the recent past with the likes of A.C. Leonard and Joe Bowens. During his two-year career with the Tigers, Leonard caught 85 passes for 1,174 yards and 11 touchdowns. Bowens began his four-year career in 2012, when Leonard was a senior, and went on to pull in 73 passes for 786 yards and scored five times. As a senior, Bowns had 28 receptions for 253 yards and three touchdowns.
In 2018, the tight ends as a unit caught 21 balls for 220 yards and crossed the goal line twice. Miles Cavitt and Josh Trueheart will man the tight end position as Aaron Cauthen will serve a medical redshirt this season. The Tigers bolstered the position by adding two transfers in Phillip Brown (Alabama State) and Benjamin Johnson (Georgia Military College). The four will battle for the top spot and give depth to the receiving corpse.
True freshman Alex Williams will challenge for playing time, but gives TSU stability for the future to go along with Trueheart who is entering his redshirt sophomore campaign.
Don't Take Your Eye Off:
Josh Trueheart - Can play on the line or split out; A tough matchup with his speed, but can put a hand in the dirt and block.
Phillip Brown - A strong athlete, similar to Trueheart; Has the potential to make a difference.
|TIGHT ENDS||HT||WT||YR||Transfer||Gms Played||Catches||Yards||TD|
|Phillip Brown||6-2||240||GR||Alabama State||11||3||17||0|
|Benjamin Johnson||6-2||230||Jr.||Georgia Millitary||--||--||--||--|