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January 26, 2013

WKU Gridiron News and Notes







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Ahoy, WKU fans!! Here is the latest and greatest news in the world of WKU football from the past week.

Doyle Competes In The Senior Bowl Today
"Mr. Reliable" Jack Doyle will participate in the Senior Bowl today at 3 pm (CST) on the NFL Network. He will be a part of the North squad and his jersey number will be #18. Multiple NFL teams have stopped by WKU practice throughout the year to check out Doyle's sure hands, crisp route running, and excellent blocking abilities.

Doyle finished his career as a Hilltopper with 162 grabs which ranks second in WKU history. He's led the team in receptions the last two seasons, capping off his senior season with 53 catches for 566 yards and five touchdowns. He will wear a WKU helmet one last time today before we see him play on Sundays this fall.

Scott Wilks Named Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach
Wilks was brought in from Marshall, which means he will reunite with head strength and conditioning coach Joe Miday. Wilks was at Marshall last season and spent the previous two seasons at Hofstra.

Wilks played college football for the Thundering Herd and lettered all four years he was there. He has all the certifications and leadership abilities to make players' get their maximum pumps in bench pressing, squats, and dead-lifts.

Eight Early Enrollees for the 2012 Spring Semester
Eight football commitments are already enrolled for the spring semester at WKU. It never hurts to get an early start working towards your degree, studying the football playbook, and anticipating the spring outfits (or lack thereof) of young college co-eds. Ah, the college life!

Here is a list of the early junior college enrollees:

Maurice Bennett - Defensive Tackle
6-foot-3, 290 pounds
East Mississippi Community College

Raphael Cox - Defensive Tackle
6-foot-3, 270 pounds
Trinity Valley Community College (TX)

John Delaney - Offensive Tackle
6-foot-6, 310 pounds
Ventura College (CA)

Connor Popeck - Offensive Center
6-foot-4, 280 pounds
Itawamba Community College (MI)

Dalton Patterson - Cornerback
6-foot-3, 190 pounds
Arkansas Baptist College

Lonnie Turner - Wide Receiver
5-foot-10, 170 pounds
Los Angeles Harbor College

Here is a list of early high school enrollees:

Kyle Jones - Offensive Guard
6-foot-4, 290 pounds
Mulberry High School (FL)

Devante Duclos - Linebacker
6-foot, 216 pounds
Miami Central High School (FL)



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