Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Alabama State’s Jylan Ware never far away from home

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama State senior offensive lineman Jylan Ware doesn’t have many long road trips left in his Hornet career.

The 6-foot-8, 295-pound redshirt senior is a three-year starter on a line that has produced three consecutive seasons of more than 2,000 rushing yards while twice leading the SWAC in rushing (2013, 2014).

Ware, a native of Valley, Alabama, will once again be an important piece of an experienced line that hopes to once again carve out enough holes for a running game that has become the staple of the Alabama State attack.

“You can’t do anything if you can’t run the ball,” Ware said. “You can’t pass. You can’t set up screens. We’ve made the run a huge part of our offense and we have to be able to do it consistently.”

Valley might be a smaller town compared to Montgomery in terms of population, but Ware says Alabama State football has a very strong presence in the community.


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