Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hampton U football preview: Breaking down players, storylines and games to watch



Seventh year (54-20, 9-14 in two seasons at HU).

After being hired from Winston-Salem State, Maynor went 3-9 in his first season. That should put last year's 6-5 record, the program's first winning season since 2011, in better perspective. After losing 24 seniors, Maynor had to bring in more than a dozen transfers, including nine from FBS programs. Many of them could turn out to be starters.


T.J. Mixson

Sr. | 5-10 | 166 | WR

He goes into his final season with 140 catches for 2,171 yards and 19 TDs. That's fourth, fifth and sixth on the school's all-time list. All he needs to break all three marks are 50 receptions, 920 yards, and four TDs. A great season, to be sure, but each category would be a drop-off from his junior year (59 catches, 1,027 yards, 9 TDs).

Chaka Diarrassouba

Jr. | 6-0 | 188 | DB

With seven of the top eight tacklers from last season gone, he's the top returner with 42 stops and a blocked a field-goal attempt. He had eight tackles twice and seven in two other games. His most productive day came against Morgan State (seven tackles and an interception).


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