April 25, 2007

Spring Standouts on Offense

The University of Tulsa football program is fresh off of its first spring camp under Head Coach Todd Graham. While the coaches hit the road to do some recruiting, it is time to take a look back at the Golden Hurricane players that made the biggest impression during spring practices on offense, starting with the three biggest surprises.


Jamad Williams - The new TU coaching staff decided to move Williams from defensive back to running back for depth purposes, and it could not have worked out better.

"He had an absolutely incredible spring," said Graham. "He has great hands out of the backfield and was far and away the biggest surprise."

Williams should see plenty of reps during fall camp at running back and inside receiver.

Dion Toliver - The 5-foot-10 and 175-pound receiver was a playmaker the entire spring. The junior made an early impression and was commonly referred to as the leader of the wide receiver pack by coaches. Toliver is expected to be a major impact player.

Rodrick Thomas - As with many offensive linemen, Thomas took a while to season, but he appears to be coming into his own. The 6-foot-4 and 347-pound goliath ran with the first-team line most of the spring and has been a pleasant surprise.

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