At Greenville College special teams is as important as the offense or defense. It receives its own day of practice and meetings. Special teams are also where; young players can use their athleticism and effort to make their mark on a football game.
This should be an exciting year for the Panther’s special teams. There will be an intriguing camp battle for the starting kicker and punter positions. The early front runner would be SO Josh Frewin (Payson, AZ). Last season Frewin was the kicker for the JV team and was perfect in his FG and PAT attempts.
Freshman Josh Morgan (Greenville, IL) and Jordan Ward (Owensboro, KY) will compete with Frewin for the starting role. Ward is also a punter who will have competition at that position. In the past JR Anthony Osuna (Desert Hot Springs, CA), SR John Smith (Aurora, IL) and JR Jeremy Burrows (Salem, OR) have taken reps punting.
The Panthers bring back Immanuel Gamble (St. Louis, MO) who was 1st team All UMAC as a kick returner last season. There will be an open competition to find other returners that can assist Gamble.
Just like every position with the Panthers no special team role is promised. Everything is earned.