NASHVILLE --- The receiving unit did not falter a season ago with Steven Newbold limited due to injuries. Newbold, a 2018 Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference selection, finished with 28 receptions for 300 yards and two touchdowns.
In the absence of Newbold, fellow classmate Chris Rowland thrived by hauling in 57 passes for 727 yards and five touchdowns. The breakout season eclipsed his first two campaigns where he totaled 33 receptions for 414 yards and one score. For his efforts in 2019, Rowland was named to the All-OVC Second Team and will embrace the return of Newbold.
Despite the abbreviated season, Newbold moved into 10th on the all-time receiving yards list at TSU with 1,711 for his career. Newbold, along with Rowland, will look for help to replace the losses of Treon Harris and DeVon Johnson. Harris moved to wide out in his final season, after serving as the Tiger’s quarterback in 2017, catching 35 passes for 476 yards and five touchdowns in just seven games. Johnson capped off his career with a three touchdown performance, as he closed out the season with 30 catches for 543 yards and a team leading six touchdowns.
The Tigers will look to Malik Abdul-Haqq, Al-Malik Moore, Lawrence Segree Jr., Robert Lilley-Sneed, Isaiah Owens, freshmen Dayron Johnson and Dashon Davis in the efforts of replacing Harris and Johnson. Louisville transfer Jatavious Harris will also bring a spark to the offense. Harris sat out his first season at Louisville and comes to the Tigers as a redshirt-freshman.
Don't Take Your Eye Off:
Al-Malik Moore - Has a high football IQ, finding windows; Thriving after moving to the slot in the spring, which fits his game.
Jatavious Harris - Brings a toughness to the unit with physical play; An explosive receiver after the catch.
|WIDE RECEIVERS||HT||WT||YR||Transfer||Gms Played||Catches||Yards||TD|
|Lawrence Segree II||6-0||180||R-So.||1||--||--||--|