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Freshman back stepping for ASU offense

October 17, 2006

Albany - The jump from high school football to college is difficult no matter if that leap is divison one or division two.

 But Albany State running back Gary Neavins has made the adjustment.

 The Rams started the season without an experienced back.

When Brian Porter was lost for the year with an injury early in the season, Gary Neavins has stepped up to carry the load for the Rams. T

he freshman from Jacksonville is averaging almost five yards a carry.

And last week against Clark, Neavins ran for 131 yards and two touchdowns in Albany State's homecoming win over Clark Atlanta. G

ary Neavins said "I just like to work hard every play, every practice. Just work hard as you can so that you can stay at your position."

Gary Neavins was the SIAC's newcomer of the week for his play against Clark.

Rams need another big performance from their freshman back and the entire offense this Saturday at Tuskegee.