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Marist Football Spring Update: Offense

Courtesy: Marist Athletics
         
Release: April 17, 2013
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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The Marist football team is now past the midway point of Spring Practice as it prepares for the annual Spring Game, which will be held Saturday, April 27 at 6 p.m. at Tenney Stadium. This week's spring update takes a look at the offensive side of the ball.

In 2012, the Marist offense enjoyed a record-setting season. The Red Foxes amassed 4,359 yards of total offense, breaking the old mark of 3,891 yards set in the 2005 season. The passing yardage total of 2,694 was the second highest in program history, trailing only the 2,950 yards posted by the 2010 team. Marist ran for 1,665 yards this past season, its highest rushing total since the 2008 season.

The Red Foxes have lost a couple of key weapons in the passing game. Wide receiver Michael Rios (Miami, Fla.) set the program’s single-game and single-season records for receiving yards, and the career record for receiving touchdowns last season. Tight end Anthony Calcagni (Thornwood, N.Y.) earned All-Pioneer Football League (PFL) honors each of the last two years as a starter.

However, Marist has a multitude of returners who are expected to contribute to a balanced offensive attack in 2013. Quarterback Chuckie Looney (Ocala, Fla.) is in his second year as a captain, and set the program’s single-season record for touchdown passes last year with 18. The running game will welcome back rising juniors Max Jacques (Salem, N.H.) and Emmanuel Onakoya (Waldorf, Md.), as well as rising senior Atiq Lucas (Coram, N.Y.), who missed all of last season due to injury.

In the passing game, wide receivers Matt Tralli (Croton, N.Y.) and Joe Tralli (Croton, N.Y.), as well as tight end David Diomede (Park Ridge, N.J.), all played in 11 games this year. Fifth-year senior Bartley Leneghan (North Royalton, Ohio) is returning after sitting out last season due to injury.

The offensive line will bring back all five starters from a year ago, including three fifth-year seniors in tackle Phede Celestin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – a two-time First Team All-PFL selection – as well as guard Rocco Manfre (Neptune, N.J.) and tackle Peter Evans (Laconia, N.H.).

Next week’s update will feature the defensive side of the ball.

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