Brunson ready for year three

Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 05:45 PM.

Last year's starting quarterback, Adam Crowson, is a senior. The battle to replace him is between Crowson's younger brother, Ben, and Jon Beck.

Beck, who was the junior varsity’s starter last year, picked up some valuable playing time with the varsity when the Crowson brothers were out with injuries.

The rest of the Gator backfield is in good shape with the quartet of Brandon Engler, B.J. Thomas, Austin Martin and Richard Stroheker ready to lead the way.

Thomas, a rising senior, rushed for more than 1,000 yards and scored 17 touchdowns last season. Thomas should have another big year running the football.

Winning the line of scrimmage

The Gators have never been more solid in the backfield in the last three years, Brunson said.

Perhaps the biggest concern facing Baker is replacing several offensive and defensive linemen. Cody Chunn, Logan Nixon and Taylor Brown were seniors last fall, and finding their replacements will be the key to success.

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