Friday, 15 August 2014

Dinos 2014 Perpetual Energy Training Camp Preview: Running Backs

Today we look at the running backs of the Calgary Dinos. The unit coached by Ray Salverda features the return of Hec Crighton Finalist Mercer Timmis. Timmis had an amazing sophomore season taking over as the feature back with the graduation of Steven Lumbala to the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes. Along the way Mercer set numerous school and conference records in 2013.

Cuong Thai Lieu was a valuable change of pace back for the Dinos in 2013 his graduation creates a void at the number two spot and opens the door for either Quentin Chown or Bryce Harper to win the job.  Chown showed his potential last year on special teams and when given the chance to carry the ball was extremely effective. Harper has worked hard the last three years running scout team, has a great attitude and is ready for the challenge of increased playing time. Also in the mix at running back will be St. Francis grad Jansher Hundal, who has had a great off season and is taking his game to another level. Imoreshi Dania from Bishop O’Byrne High School, of Calgary is an outstanding freshman prospect. Rounding out the group will be former Notre Dame Pride and Calgary Colts tailback Jason Loo.

Senior Mac Sarro returns as the leading candidate at H-Back. Sarro was a 7th round draft selection of the Montreal Alouettes, after attending Aloutettes Training Camp he returns for his final season as a Dino. Mac is not only is a key offensive weapon but is one of the top special teams players in the conference. Anthony Anderson and Jordan Gabriel-Cannon are expected to push Sarro for time at H-Back this season and both will be key contributors on special teams.

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