Moncur Waits for His Turn

Eric Moncur is entering his third season as a Miami Hurricane after a standout career at Carol City High School under Walt Frazier.

Eric Moncur had shoulder surgery in January following his redshirt freshman season in which he played through a lot of pain in a majority of the games.

"There was a lot of pain, but you just have to work through it," said Moncur.

Despite playing in pain, Moncur was named to the Sporting News ACC All-Freshman Team as he finished with 22 tackles, 3 for a loss, and one sack.

Spring practices have gone well for Moncur following his surgery.

"I have been having a good spring. I feel pretty good. I don't have as many injuries as last spring," said Moncur.

Although he hasn't had any major injuries this spring Moncur did suffer a split chin during Friday's practice which could cause him to miss Saturday's practice. He's unsure of how it happened.

Friday's practice was a productive day for the Canes who practiced in shells.

"It was a pretty good day for us," Moncur said. "It wasn't supposed to be a real physical day for us because we have a scrimmage Saturday. We got a lot of good reps in."

Saturday's scrimmage will be the third of the spring, which always excites the players.

"Every scrimmage we have we all try to push the guys in front of us on the depth chart. I try to push Baraka," Moncur said. "Every time I step on the field I am trying to make all the plays that I can. We are just competing every day."

At 6-foot-1 and 255 pounds, Moncur has always been known for his strength in the weight room. Since he is still recovering from his shoulder surgery he is "real limited" in the weight room.

Currently he is the second-team left defensive end although he has been playing right end as well. With two senior ends in front of him, LE Baraka Atkins and RE Bryan Pata, playing time could be limited for Moncur.

"Whenever they call my number I am just going to make plays. That is about all I can do right now."

Christopher Stock is a Senior Editor with CanesTime and can be contacted by emailing him at stock@canestime.com


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