TOWSON, Md - Heat and high humidity greeted the Tigers on their first day of pre-season practice on Monday afternoon. Nearly 100 players took part in the first workout of the pre-season which was held on the lower practice field.
Enders is a local product from Old Mill High School who transferred from Lackawanna Junior College while Kinnard is a Loyola Blakefield graduate who came to Towson from the University of Connecticut. A product of Providence Day School in North Carolina, Litton passed for more than 1,000 yards as a senior. Frazier, an All-State quarterback who led Damascus High School to a 12-1 record last season, passed for 2,099 yards and 23 touchdowns last year.
Junior wide receiver Tom Ryan, who caught 29 passes last season, looked to be in mid-season form as he made a number of catches despite who was playing quarterback.
One of the sidelights of the practice was the punting duel between two newcomers, freshmen R.J Peppers and Nick Russo. Peppers, a product of Leesburg (Va.) High School, and Russo, a graduate of Glenelg High School, each demonstrated the ability to punt the ball a long way. Peppers averaged 45.7 yards per punt last season while Russo earned second team All-State honors.
The Tigers will hold their second practice session on Tuesday afternoon.