Sunday, August 14, 2016

Florida A&M Rattlers feel stronger, faster thanks to new strength coach

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Parker Brooks’ impact on the Florida A&M football program is already being noticed.

Brooks, FAMU’s new strength and conditioning coach, has transformed players on the team throughout the offseason.

With the Rattlers unable to participate in spring practice due to APR-related sanctions, Brooks and the players got to work. And their efforts are already paying dividends in fall practice.

“We’ve got guys that have gained 20-25 pounds of muscle,” athletic director Milton Overton told members of the 220 Quarterback Club Wednesday. “We’ve got guys who have a higher vertical jump. And they’re faster in the 40. … Eventually what happens is that translates into victories.

“There’s a process in building championship programs, and that process happens when nobody is looking.”


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