Football Opens Camp With Two-Hour Practice

Football Opens Camp With Two-Hour Practice

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MEQUON, Wis. - A day after welcoming over 120 student-athletes to the program, the Concordia University Wisconsin football team took the field for their first official practice, as they geared up for the start of the 2011 campaign. The Falcons practiced in helmets, jerseys, and shorts under sunny skies and temperatures in the upper-70s at Century Stadium.

Head Coach Greg Etter, entering his fourth season, sent his team through a two-hour session. CUW began practice with stretching drills before splitting into groups and working on 1-on-1 drills. The Falcons participated in 20 minutes of pass skeleton drills prior to ending the session with 10 minutes of 100-yard conditioning runs.

CUW opens its season against Augsburg College on Sept. 3 at 1 p.m. at Century Stadium. Prior to its season opener the program will hold a special dedication ceremony for all military veterans, past and present, who have fought for our country.

Those interested in attending should contact defensive line coach Keith Collins, who is also the post commander of the Peter Wollner Post No. 288 of the American Legion. Collins can be reached at (262) 334-1555 or at (262) 618-4824.

News and Notes…

Welcome Back Winsey: Former CUW star Dan Winsey, an All-American and four-time first team all-conference performer between 2007-10, will be on hand as a special teams consultant. He will help the kickers and punters with their mechanics and technique during training camp. The big-leg, right footer holds the school record for field goals in a season (13) and career (42).

Allen Knows The Drill: Dan Winsey isn't the only All-American on the coaching staff. Wilbur Allen, a 2007 American Football Coaches Association All-American returns for his third season as a defensive line coach. During his playing career he wreaked havoc an opponent quarterbacks and running backs as a nose tackle, earning three-consecutive first team all-conference honors. Allen helped the 2007 squad finish fourth in DIII in total defense (223.2) and sixth in scoring defense (12.8). That season the defense also shutout five opponents.

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