WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams began their quest to return to glory, Monday afternoon when the team held its first practice of the 2018 football season. The two-hour session was cut short due to some bad weather, but there was enough time for the team to put on some impressive performances.
"The guys are excited. That's one thing about it," WSSU head football coach Kienus Boulware said after the practice. "I'm excited to see the results of the coaches' offseason recruiting. With the enthusiasm we have right now, you can't ask for a better situation."
Competition was theme of the early practices with several talented newcomers looking to impress the Rams coaching staff along with some experienced veterans looking to bounce back after a few disappointments in 2017.
"Competition makes us all better. So we've got some guys who are returning from last year picking up where we left off, we had the #2 ranked passing defense in the country last season," Boulware added. "And then we've got some other guys who are going to push those guys and the competition is going to make us all better."
Among the returners is redshirt-senior quarterback Rod Tinsley, Jr. and senior running back Kerrion Moore, who makes his return to the action after an injury ended the 2017 season for him. "Last year was a very very long offseason for us after losing our last football game," Boulware added. "So right now we're undefeated and hopefully, we can keep it that way."
The Rams will get back to work tomorrow morning with conditioning, meetings, and another afternoon practice at 2:00 p.m. For more information on Rams football, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.