Blazers perform strong in 3rd practice

UAB practice with pads on, third practice.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The UAB Blazers went back to work Thursday. The team was in shoulder pads for the first time. UAB returns eight starters on both sides of the ball and will look to get help from some young talent this Fall.

After day three, head coach Garrick McGee was pleased.

The players were showing a sense of energy out there Thursday. The offense is looking forward to play from tight end Kenard Backman. The junior has potential to play on Sundays, according to Mcgee. Backman believes their off-season work is showing already.

“It really started during the summer time,” said Backman. “We came out here we grinded as a team, early mornings we came out and did 7 on 7 and as a team. I believe we got better and it’s starting to show. The first two days we didn’t have pads on. But now we are getting tough and we came out here and I believe we got better today.”

The Blazers will have two-a-day practiced next week and will have their first team scrimmage next Saturday.

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