Local college football season preview

4/5/2014
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University of Toledo kicker Jeremiah Detmer (85) kicks in the air after missing his second field goal attempt against Eastern Washington University, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.
University of Toledo kicker Jeremiah Detmer (85) kicks in the air after missing his second field goal attempt against Eastern Washington University, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.

Rockets’ Detmer commands respect

University of Toledo’s Jeremiah Detmer is not your typical collegiate placekicker. In winter conditioning drills, the 5-foot-8, 170-pound Detmer regularly beats receivers and defensive backs to the finish line. Once a week, he leads a Christian-based ministry group for high school students of Northview. READ MORE.

 

BG senior wants a repeat

The first spring football game for the Bowling Green State University under new coach Dino Babers will be the last for Heath Jackson.

“It hasn’t hit me yet [that this is my senior year], but I’m sure it will once the season starts,” the senior wide receiver said. “It’s been an interesting journey. I’ve learned a lot about myself and about my teammates.” READ MORE.

 

Wolverines hit with rash of ACL injuries

The Wolverines conclude their spring practices at 2 p.m. today with the annual spring game at Michigan Stadium, which for the second year will be a practice and an intrasquad scrimmage. The offseason, however, didn’t come without a casualty. Freshman tight end Jake Butt is out indefinitely after tearing his ACL during winter conditioning drills. He’s the eighth Wolverine who has sustained an ACL tear in a span of 20 months. READ MORE.