May 2, 2007

Spring surprises

Heading into spring practice, Kent State head coach Doug Martin hoped to establish a backup quarterback, a No. 1 wide receiver and he hoped to see improvement in the kicking game.

While those three spring practice keys received plenty of attention, several other players emerged as potential contributors.

"Pat Reedy at offensive tackle was a really good surprise for us and Quinton Rainey at defensive tackle made some plays for us," said Martin.

Reedy, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound redshirt freshman is slotted to start at right tackle. Rainey, a 5-foot-11, 245-pound reserve defensive lineman saw plenty of action this spring with several starters sidelined due to injuries.

At linebacker, several players stepped up with solid performances over the course of the 15 practice sessions.

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