CMU football returns plenty of talent in the backfield in 2017 including its bell cow, David Tann.
Tann's fresh off a 20 touchdown and thousand yard rushing season in 2016, but he's just one of many running backs ready to step in, including senior Jonathan Beverly. Beverly rushed for over 80 yards in last year's season opener against Western State, so when the Mavs are in need of a fresh set of legs, it sure doesn't hurt to have some reliable options.
"If I get hurt or I'm tired and I need a break, I know we don't take a step back with the next guy in," said Tann. "They're just as capable of doing everything I can do, so that's exciting. Just the depth that we have on the offensive side, it shows what we're capable of doing and being explosive no matter who's in there."
"Jonathan Beverley's had situations where he's been called upon to be a starter for us in our program," said Head Coach Russ Martin. "He's answered and responded... I think it's a good thing to have guys who can come in take some of the hits off and yet have the same ability to be explosive."
The Mavericks open their season this Thursday when they host rival Western State at Stocker Stadium. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.