Sunday, April 2, 2017

FAMU relishing first spring practice since 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Elijah Price is experiencing something he’s never seen while with Florida A&M’s football team.

The senior defensive end – who was one of the nation’s leaders in tackles for loss last season – said for the first time in his career with the Rattlers, the team seems to just enjoy being out at

After missing out on spring practice in 2016 due to APR-related sanctions, it’s easy to see why the Rattlers would hit the practice field in March and April with some added enthusiasm.

“We’re flying around,” he said. “We’re competing. We’re doing things we haven’t done since I’ve been here. It looks like a football team. We’re actually enjoying being out here.”

The Rattlers opened spring practice on March 25 and on Saturday participated in their first full-contact practice, which ended with a scrimmage. Head coach Alex Wood said it’s “wonderful” to be able to hold a full spring practice again.

“Kind of levels the playing field with our opponents,” Wood said.


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