Rockets to hold Blue and Gold Spring GameWritten by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Toledo football team will take the first step into the 2012 season when it competes in the annual Blue and Gold Spring Game on April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Glass Bowl.
The senior class drafted the two rosters with the first pick being a surprise one as sophomore Dwight Macon was sent to the blue squad. Macon, the team’s third-string quarterback last season, has played wide receiver this spring. Other notable players on the blue team include quarterback Austin Dantin, running back David Fluellen, offensive lineman Greg Mancz, linebacker Robert Bell and safety Jermaine Robinson.
The Gold squad is led by last season’s Blue and Gold MVP in wide receiver Bernard Reedy, who had eight catches for 143 yards and a touchdown. Joining Reedy on the Gold team includes quarterback Terrance Owens, linebacker Dan Molls, center Zac Kerin and defensive end Christian Smith.
The game will feature six honorary coaches who were former Rockets: Dallas safety Barry Church (2006-09), Cincinnati wide receiver Andrew Hawkins (2005-07), New York Giants tight end Christian Hopkins (2004-07), former New England offensive lineman Nick Kaczur (2001-04), Michael Schaefer (1997-2000) and former Cleveland quarterback Gene Swick (1972-75).
Following the game, UT players and coaches will be signing autographs in the West Concourse and fans can meet the school’s mascots, Rocky and Rocksy. Admission to the game is free.
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