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A&T Schedules First Football Practice

Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
          Release: 07/28/2014
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Preseason All-MEAC first-team linebacker D'Vonte Grant and the Aggies begin practice Saturday, Aug. 2. Photo by Kevin L. Dorsey
Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
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GREENSBORO – The North Carolina A&T football team will return to the field for its first official practice 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2 on the Aggies’ practice field behind the Bryan Fitness and Wellness Center on campus.

A&T will hold a 2 ½ hour practice on Saturday in preparation for a 12-game 2014 schedule. Twenty-nine days later the Aggies will open the season in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney at 11:45 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 31 at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando, Fla. A&T’s home opener is Saturday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m., against FCS playoff quarterfinalist Coastal Carolina at Aggie Stadium.

The Aggies were 7-4 overall and 4-4 in the MEAC last season. The Aggies return five starters on offense and four players on defense. The Aggies have four preseason first-team All-MEAC players in reigning MEAC Rookie of the Year running back Tarik Cohen, fifth-year offensive lineman William Ray Robinson III, senior wide receiver Desmond Lawrence and fifth-year linebacker D’Vonte Grant.

MEAC head coaches and sports information directors recently projected a third-place finish for the Aggies. 

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