Hudson Update

As BYU holds its spring football practice, it does so without the services of running back Ray Hudson. Total Blue Sports recently checked in with the speedy Texan to see when fans can expect to see him back in Cougar blue.

The depth of BYU's running back situation this year might hinge on sophomore running back Ray Hudson.

Hudson a 5'10 200 lbs, running back from Texas, played sparingly last year for the Cougars, but showed flashes of brilliance when he got carries. However, at the end of the season Hudson left home to address family issues.

"There were family problems I had to take care of," Hudson said, "but I will finish what I started at BYU and return to the team as soon as I can."

Hudson is planning on rejoining the team for workouts in July, and compete for playing time.

"BYU is a dream come true for me," Hudson said. "What happened last year with my family problems is something I just leave in God's hands. I just want to get on the field and play football, and BYU is home to me."

BYU coaches have stayed in contact with Ray over the last few months as well as some of his friends on the team.

"Coach Reynolds my position coach, Coach Mithcell and Mike Reed, have all kept in contact with me," Hudson said. "I've been working out hard while I've been home. I'm stronger then I have ever been, and I have been running hills to increase my speed."

Ray said he used to run a 4.3 forty but is not sure what his forty is right now.

When asked about Mike Reed and his role on the team this year Ray said he expects Mike to be real good this year.

"Yeah, man he's going to be important," Hudson said. "He has real nice hands, and is good football player."

When asked to describe his own strengths Ray said: "I get it done with a lot of heart. I can catch well out of the backfield, and will do what I can to get the ball in the end zone."

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