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Practice Report 9.20.16

UTSA hit the practice field Tuesday morning for their first practice since Friday’s 32-28 loss to Arizona State. InsideRunnerSports’ Jerry Briggs provides you a practice report. Presented by Pat Clynes and The Fritz Kennel.

Presented by Pat Clynes and The Fritz Kennel. 

UTSA Football Practice Report for Tuesday, September 20, 2016

By Jerry Briggs
For InsideRunnerSports.com

UTSA fullback Halen Steward has been lost for the season with a leg injury, coach Frank Wilson confirmed Tuesday.

"Hopefully we'll get him back in the spring as he (starts) his rehabilitation," Wilson said. "He had a procedure the day before yesterday, so he'll be out for the remainder of the year."

Wilson made the announcement after Tuesday's workout as UTSA (1-2) prepared to play Saturday on the road at Old Dominion (1-2) in the Conference USA opener for both teams.

Steward, a sophomore from St. Augustine, Florida, is a 5-11, 255-pound back who specializes in blocking.

He started in the season-opening victory over Alabama State but has been out the past two weeks, as the Roadrunners lost at Colorado State and at home against Arizona State.

In other developments, Wilson said defensive line starter Kevin Strong, who hurt his hip against Arizona State, practiced and should be "good to go" for Old Dominion.

Wilson was also pleased to see running backs Jarveon Williams and Corbin White working hard in full pads. White hasn't played since the opener.

Williams is a key for UTSA's hopes to start winning. A 1,000-yard rusher last season, he has produced only 38 yards rushing in three games since spraining an ankle against Alabama State.

"Jarveon had a very good day today, as well as Corbin White," Wilson said. "I think we're healthy at a lot of positions. We need to continue to do that, to get our best players out there and able to contribute."

Williams said he feels good physically.

"I'm just ready to get back in the flow of things, ready to get back in my rhythm," he said. "I come out here at practice and I get the reps that I normally get. Like I said, I'm feeling good and just ready to get back in my rhythm."

Williams led UTSA in receiving yards against Arizona State with 81 on five catches. He gained 24 yards on a screen pass in the first quarter and picked up another 48 on a sideline route in the third, helping to set up Dalton Sturm's 34-yard touchdown run.

Video Coach Frank Wilson Post-Practice

Video RB Jarveon Williams Post-Practice

 


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