Toledo to hold spring football game April 9

April 5, 2016 | Athletics, Events
By Brian DeBenedictis

Toledo will hold its annual Blue and Gold Spring Scrimmage Saturday, April 9, in the Glass Bowl. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m., and admission is free.  

Rocket players and coaches will sign autographs after the game in the West Concourse at approximately 2:30 p.m.

web Spring football gamePrior to the contest, UT will hold a football clinic for youth in eighth grade and younger from 11 a.m. to noon. Check-in for the free clinic will begin at 10:40 a.m. Pre-registration is required. Registration forms for the youth clinic can be found online at Call J.J. Ruppert at 419.530.5433 for more information.

There also will be activities like face-painting, corn hole and football toss for kids in the West Concourse of the Glass Bowl from noon to 1 p.m. on game day, while the Rockets are warming up on the field.

First-year Head Coach Jason Candle’s squad returns 15 starters and 48 letterwinners from last year’s 10-2 team. Eight starters are back on offense, four on defense and three specialists. Among the returnees are six players who have earned All-Mid-American Conference honors at some point in their respective careers: senior running back Kareem Hunt, senior offensive lineman Storm Norton, senior safety DeJuan Rogers, senior wide receiver Corey Jones, senior defensive lineman Treyvon Hester and junior running back Terry Swanson.

Toledo will start its season Saturday, Sept. 3, at Arkansas State. UT’s home opener is one week later, Saturday, Sept. 10, vs. Maine.

For season ticket orders, call 419.530.GOLD (4653) for more information.

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