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GSC Pioneers A Closer Look: Pioneers Returning Players on Offense

Rahmann Lee is working hard during Fall Camp
GSC’s leading rusher from last season and the D II National Freshman Player of the Year Rahmann Lee is working hard during Fall Camp

Glenville, W.Va. - The Glenville State College Pioneer football team opened up the 2013 Fall Camp Monday, August 12th as they get ready for their season opener on September 7th at VMI.

Each week we will be taking a closer look at the Pioneers and today we are going to look at some returning players on offense.

Even though the Pioneers brought in several new key players they have quite a bit returning this season.

On the Offensive Line they return senior center Jon Rasnick. Rasnick, a native of Orange, Virginia, is 6’2” 280 pound pre-season All-American started all 11 games last season. Richard Sloan, a sophomore guard, is a native of Washington D.C., he has received an abundance of experience as he also started all 11 games in 2012.  This season both players came into camp looking good and ready to get started, both will look to have a big impact for the Pioneers.

Tight End Jake Harper also returns this season, the 6’1” 230 pound sophomore is a native of Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Last season he caught five passes for 58 yards and a touchdown.

At the running back position, the Pioneers return First Team All-Conference Rookie of the Year and the NCAA Division II National Freshman Player of the Year, Rahmann Lee. Lee, is a native of Capitol Heights, Maryland, and rushed for over 1,300 yards and found the endzone 13 times last season. They also return junior Quin Thornton. Thornton was the team’s third leading rusher in 2012 as he rushed 161 yards and scored two touchdowns. Also this year Thornton will also see some time at slot receiver. The Pioneers also return senior Derek McRae who will also look to add depth to the running back position.

Billy Perkins, a native of Follansbee, West Virginia, returns to the Pioneers after starting as the Fullback in 2012.

The Pioneers also return some depth at the wide receiver position. Orlandus Harris, a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was the team’s leading receiver a season ago as he hauled in 50 catches for 527 yards and five touchdowns. Tyler Gardiner, a native of Franklin, West Virginia will look to have a breakout year in 2013.

The Pioneers have great depth at the quarterback position as they return senior Justin Feagin. Feagin, a native of Deerfield Beach, Florida, returns as the team’s leading passer from a year ago as he threw for 643 yards, six touchdowns, and only had three interceptions. Also returning for the Pioneers is senior Steffen Colon, who missed all of last season with a knee injury, will look to compete for playing time. In 2011, Colon threw for 785 yards and had eight touchdowns.

The Pioneers have some good talent returning from last season, and they will all look to improve even more during Fall Camp. GSC will have its first scrimmage on Monday, August 19th at 7:00 p.m. at Morris Stadium. All GSC fans are invited to attend.

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