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VIDEO: FAMU Weekly Press Conference Highlights

Royal A. Shepherd (RoyalShepherdFS on Twitter), Director

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net) – 


Highlights of FAMU head football coach Willie Simmons, Quarterback Ryan Stanley and Middle Linebacker Jabreel Hazly talking about their week 1 matchup against Fort Valley State. Full press conference can be found on our YouTube page.

Kevin Elliott and Brian Tyms Sign Free Agent Offers

Reporter: FAMU Sports Information

FAMU head football coach Joe Taylor knew during Spring drills that he would have to replace key elements of his receiver corps, but he could not possibly have predicted that both of his graduating wide receivers would be offered free agent contracts by the NFL. Brian Tyms has been offered to play for the San Francisco 49ers and Kevin Elliott has been offered to play with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The offeres came after Elliott and Tyms wowed scouts at the annual FAMU pro timing day event. Elliot and Tyms stole the show at the on-campus combine, drawing all of the attention of the scouts by the end of the workout

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Eight Rattlers Earn 2011 All-MEAC Honors

Junior John Oye Ojo, from Tallahassee, who attended Florida State High School, made the first team as defensive back. He had four interceptions and returned them for 56 yards to help contribute to the Rattlers’ 22 interception on the season. Ojo also had 30 solo tackles and 12 assists as the safety for the Rattlers. 

On the offensive side of the ball, lineman Steve Robinson from Tallahassee, Fla., who attended Lincoln High School has also made the first team. 

Also on the offensive line, senior center Shelly Anthony from Atlanta, Ga., who transfered from Western Kentucky University has made the first team. 

FAMU punter Brandon Holdren, from Jacksonville, Fla., who attended First Coast High School, made the first team, with a 40.7 yards-per-punt average. He amassed 2,481 yards on 61 attempts. His longest punt of the year was a booming 78 yard blast against North Carolina central University. He also had five punts for fair catches, 15 punts inside the 20-yard line and seven punts over 50 yards. 

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FAMU Football: Weekly Press-Conference

The FAMU Football Team has much to be proud of coming off a sensational 47-7 win against Savannah State. At the Tuesday Press Conference held every week, Head Coach Joe Taylor emphasized how proud he was of the coaches and players for their resolve after a stunning loss last week against Howard for Homecoming. The Rattler offense exploded in the running game, with Purdue transfer and Oviedo, FL native Al-Terek McBurse running for 218 yards on 14 carries. As a result, McBurse was named the MEAC Offensive Player of the Week. Check out our quick recap with Coach Taylor as he preps the team for their upcoming game with South Carolina State below:



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