FAU tight end Nexon Dorvilus had 20 catches for 226 yards last season. (Photo Courtesy of Ralph Notaro/ Owl Pix)
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Florida Atlantic found out in the spring it has more than one tight end and might have some depth if JUCO transfer Terrell Mitchell pans out.
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Florida Atlantic's rash of injuries during the spring wasn't such a bad thing for the Owls tight ends.
Fewer receivers available meant FAU was able to experiment with more two-tight end formations.
That gave more playing time for backup tight end Alex DeLeon, who shared time with Nexon Dorvilus.
Entering fall training camp, FAU tight ends coach Jared Allen says Dorvilus and DeLeon are almost dead even for the starter spot.
“Nexon and Alex came out of the spring neck and neck so we've got a real competitive situation there,” Allen said. “This camp will be very interesting to see who takes the bull by the horns.”
Allen said he was impressed by the reports he was getting on DeLeon's off-season training.
“Both of them needed to get bigger and stronger and Alex has done a lot in that regard and Nexon isn't too far behind.”
While Dorvilus and DeLeon may have the upper hand due to experience, Allen expects ...
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