The Wolfpack football squad has elected its 2017 Leadership Council, head coach Dave Doeren announced today. This group of players represents each position on the field and is chosen by the team to provide guidance and direction.
Election to the Leadership Council is not a recognition of athletic prowess, but leadership ability. The council will give Doeren and the coaching staff input on some decisions, while a player can go to the council with issues they would like brought up to the coaches.
"Someone once said 'A leader is someone who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way,'" said Doeren. "That's what these men will do and have done already for our team. Being on the leadership council gives the ownership in the process."
Two members of the 2017 Council (Tony Adams and Jalan McClendon) were elected for the fourth time in their careers, while there were seven players elected for the third time.
Here's a look at the 2017 Wolfpack Leadership Council by position (the number in parentheses indicates the numbers of years elected to the council):
Cornerbacks: Nicholas Lacy (2) & Nick McCloud (2)
Safeties: Shawn Boone (2), Isaiah Stallings (2) & Dexter Wright (3)
Linebackers: Jerod Fernandez (2), Airius Moore (3) & Germaine Pratt
Defensive Line: Bradley Chubb (2) & B.J. Hill (3)
Running Backs: Brady Bodine & Reggie Gallaspy II (3)
Tight Ends/Fullbacks: Cole Cook (3) & Jaylen Samuels (2)
Wide Receivers: Kelvin Harmon (2), Stephen Louis (3) & JuMichael Ramos (2)
Quarterbacks: Ryan Finley & Jalan McClendon (4)
Offensive Line: Tony Adams (4) & Garrett Bradbury
Specialist: A.J. Cole III (3)