Courtesy of Graanbling State Athletic Communications
The Grambling State University football program is doing a nine-part series as we look to breakdown each position. Today, we take a look at our running backs.
Position Coach: Kris Peters
The ground game is one of the most important aspects of the offense and Peters said the running backs are working on their fundamentals each day to be a better unit.
“We had a great spring,” Peters said. “We got a lot better. I am glad we are back and we have the full team now, so we are getting a lot of work in. The running backs are working hard, the offensive line is working hard and the defense has been spectacular. We’ve got to get back to it and make sure we are hitting our fundamentals and going over every aspect.”
Peters inherited three running backs off the previous team and welcomed the addition of five new backs.
“We talk about everyone being a star in their own role,” he said. “Not everyone is going to be doing the same thing, but at the same time, they will need to be effective.”
Peters said his experience working with Grambling State head coach Hue Jackson has been phenomenal.
“This is my first coaching job, so I am blessed to be in this position,” Peters, who is a graduate of Alcorn State, said. “Coach Jackson came and found a kid from Baton Rouge and gave him an opportunity. I am learning from him at a high level and I expect to coach my guys at a high level as well.”
Key Returners: Keilon Elder, Jaylen Joseph and CJ Russell
Newcomers: Floyd Chalk IV, Jaden Handy, Dedrick Talbert, Maurice Washington and Chance Williams
Coming up on Friday: Wide Receivers
Season Opener: Saturday, September 3, 2022 | at Arkansas State | 6 p.m. | Centennial Bank Stadium | ESPN+
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