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Brent Briggeman

AFA Reporter

  • Newcomers help Air Force offensive line form a tight bond

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Matt Rochell left his offensive linemen classmates almost immediately at Air Force, working into the starting lineup as a freshman. Not that he was complaining, but no position group for the Falcons tends to be older than the line, and for a freshman it can be an isolating place....

  • Healy brothers Patrick and Connor enjoying time together as Air Force linebackers

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Patrick Healy still wears a scar on the side of his head, the result of a collision with a glass lamp in his basement while diving to catch a football. A lot of lamps in the Healy's Castle Rock household didn't survive the childhood years of three linebackers, two of whom are playing...

  • First look at an unofficial Air Force football depth chart

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    The physical fall camp for Air Force will make one last gasp this weekend, with live sessions planned for Friday or Saturday. And what a physical three weeks it has been. “When you look at inside drill and 11-on-11 football, we had over 2,000 snaps,” Falcons coach Troy Calhoun...

  • Conant could pull double duty as Air Force placekicker, punter

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Standout placekicker Will Conant may add punting responsibilities this year as well, as the competition at punter is between he and Brett Dunn. Kickoffs will be handled by junior Drew Oehrle. Coach Troy Calhoun said Conant will not be used in all three roles, but there is a chance...

  • Air Force freshman Ross learning quickly at linebacker

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Freshman linebacker Grant Ross, who turned down a full scholarship offer from TCU before coming to Air Force by way of the prep school, has worked with the varsity for about the past 10 practices and even worked in at times with the second team on Wednesday. Ross, from Kashmere High...

  • Air Force QB Kale Pearson improved his arm strength with time on the ground

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Even when he was sitting around last year, Kale Pearson found a way to improve. The Air Force senior quarterback, who tore his ACL in the 2013 season opener, wasn't able to put weight on his injured leg for months. So he threw from the ground. "I definitely got better throwing from...

  • Q&A: Air Force quarterbacks coach on depth, experience and 21 pull-ups

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The Gazette's Brent Briggeman: Have you seen the progression with Kale Pearson as a passer? Air Force QB coach Blane Morgan: Just maturity-wise he’s gone through a lot and he’s had to grow up. He’s the ultimate competitor. He’s a kid that wants to be on the field. This last year was...

  • Air Force tailback Devin Rushing back from injury-related exile

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Devin Rushing returned from exile this week fully aware that he had at least temporarily lost his starting spot. His new number though? Come on. "They took my jersey," said Rushing, the junior Air Force tailback who had switched from No. 31 to 3 early in August. "I talked to the...

  • WATCH: Air Force coach Troy Calhoun accepts ice bucket challenge in honor of former teammate

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Air Force coach Troy Calhoun put on a retro jersey and was doused with freezing water Monday evening after football practice. It was a fun moment for the team but performed in honor of a grave cause. The jersey Calhoun wore for his ice bucket challenge belonged to his former...

  • Air Force defensive end Hansen out with shoulder injury

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Junior defensive end Alex Hansen, a two-year starter with four career sacks and 11 tackles for loss, missed Monday’s practice with a shoulder strain. Coach Troy Calhoun expects Hansen to return within a few days, but said his status for the Aug. 30 opener against Nicholls State is...

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