Defense Steals Show At A&T Spring Game

For the first time since 2011, North Carolina A&T fans got a chance to see their team play in pads during the spring.The Aggies were forced to sit out spring sessions in each of the last two years, yet still managed to come up with 7-4 seasons in both years.

While several positions are up for grabs, many eyes were focused on the men under center: quarterbacks Kwashun Quick and Frank Foster, Jr. Both quarterbacks showed flashes of playmaking ability, particularly Quick via his legs.

 Both of them also threw their fair share of balls into the dirt and out of bounds.

First Quick:

 Then Foster:

The defense, however, looked very solid. That’s just the way A&T coach Rod Broadway likes it.

“If you’re good offensively, it doesn’t mean you’re going to be good every week. Offense is hot and cold,” Broadway said. “You can score 40 this week, and 10 next week. But you can be good every week defensively.”

“Hopefully, our defense will always be ahead of our offense,” he said.

That was certainly the case on Saturday. But for the players and coaches, the act of getting in a spring practice was a big deal.

“We were 7-4 with no spring ball, and we were a step behind everyone else,” senior linebacker D’Vonte Grant said after the game. “Now that we have spring ball, we are on a level playing field with everybody else.”

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