Friday, October 21, 2016

Freshmen QBs providing glimpse of Savannah State’s future

SAVANNAH, Georgia -- They’ve been knocked down and keep getting up, an admirable quality for any football player but almost a prerequisite for a Savannah State quarterback.

“You won’t see any more 5-foot-5 linebackers,” said Blake Dever.

“We’re learning every day to deal with the speed of the game,” said TJ Bell.

Freshmen quarterbacks Dever and Bell are getting on-the-job training this season. They’re the future of the Tigers. It hasn’t been smooth sailing, but their reaction to adversity — a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference-worst 19 sacks in five games — has.

Dever and Bell keep getting up.

“When you factor we haven’t run the ball great and our pass protection hasn’t been great, what they’ve done becomes a little more impressive,” SSU coach Erik Raeburn said.


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