The 15th and final practice of the spring practice session will be on Thursday as Liberty continues to prepare for its first ever full FBS schedule.

Spring Practice Awards

Since taking over at Liberty 6 years ago, Coach Gill has always handed out awards at the spring game. With no spring game this year due to the ongoing construction at Williams Stadium, the Flames’ head coach announced the awards to the media Tuesday afternoon. Running back Frank Boyd was selected as the most improved player on offense, defensive lineman Mitchell Hurtado was named most improved on defense, Remington Green was selected as the most improved on special teams, and graduating punter Trey Turner was awarded the Luke 2:52 award winner.

The redshirt-freshman Boyd raised eyebrows in the team’s first of 3 scrimmages this spring, and Coach Gill continued to sing his praises on Tuesday. “He was outstanding. We always knew he had some talent. We thought he may be a year away, but he has played very, very, very well. I hope he continues to have that same jump that he’s had the last 3 or 4 weeks. If he does that this summer, I think he will be somebody that’s going to be reckoned with, no question about it. He’s definitely going to get some reps this season, and he may bey vying for that starting job as a running back.”

Additions to roster still expected

It’s unusual to have many additions to the roster after signing day in early February, but this isn’t a typical year for the Flames. In addition to the defensive end JUCO prospect Dylan Gilfoy mentioned earlier this week, Coach Gill says they still have one more scholarship spot available and mentioned running back as a possibility for that final slot. He also plans on bringing a punter in this summer as well.

Gilfoy and fellow incoming JUCO transfer Jesse Lemonier are expected to provide depth at defensive end while mid-year JUCO defensive line enrollees Devin Pearson and Vincent Elefante will beef up the defensive tackle position.

Pro Day Wednesday

The Flames will host their annual Pro Day on Wednesday afternoon as a handful of student-athletes will get an opportunity to impress NFL Scouts. Dia’Vante Brown, Solomon McGinty, Michael Henderman, Todd Macon, and Carrington Mosley will be the seniors working out for the scouts.