UTC Football: Walk-on Casey Hybarger Receives Scholarship

Mocs Notebook

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Hard work and dedication have paid off for redshirt junior offensive guard Casey Hybarger as he has received a full scholarship for the 2014-15 school year.

The Walker Valley HS alum has been a walk-on for the Mocs the past three years and has earned two varsity letters.

“Casey is a great young man and it’s fun to reward (with a scholarship) those players who have worked hard in practice the past three years,” said UTC head coach Russ Huesman.

“He has seen limited playing time his first three years, but I know he is going to help us win some games this year and next.”

Hybarger graduated from Walker Valley in the spring of 2011 where he was the offensive MVP as a senior and made the Southern Conference Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in the spring of 2013.

Last Scrimmage

The Mocs have their second scrimmage of the pre-season, Friday at 3 p.m. at Finley Stadium … the team will also practice Saturday afternoon (2:30 pm., Scrappy Moore Field), have a team photo day Sunday early afternoon before fall classes start Monday.

C.J. Fritz to Have Knee Surgery

True freshman defensive back C.J. Fritz tore the ACL in his left knee last week and will have surgery Friday to repair the knee. He will be redshirted for the 2014 season.  The McCallie School grad was state champion in the 100 meters as a junior and a member of a state champion relay team this past spring.

Football’s Helping Hands

Members of the Mocs football team spent part of Thursday morning helping students move into their dorm rooms.

“Helping some of the incoming freshmen move into their dorm rooms is a great way to meet their fellow students and give them a helping hand,” said UTC coach Russ Huesman.

One Way of Doing More

As the majority of players left Scrappy Moore Field at the end of Wednesday’s morning practice, senior All-American Davis Tull and sophomore Nakevion Leslie were seen running six sets of 60 yard sprints at full speed. This was in addition to the team wind sprints which closed out practice.

Asked if the additional sprints were punishment or extra work on their own, Tull said,  ”It’s just another way to Do More in preparation for the season.”

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net



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