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Boston Globe: UMass has confidence in a healthy Igwenagu

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Marvin Pave of the Boston Globe has a story on Emil Igwenagu, a native of Boylston, and his return this season after missing parts of last year with injury. For the second year in a row, he will serve as team co-captain alongside Tyler Holmes.

"He did his best to help us out, practicing every day and taking as many reps as he could. It was disappointing for us and heartbreaking for him. But he's looked great in preseason camp,'' added head coach Kevin Morris.  

He considers Igwenagu a valuable weapon. "Emil is one of the better players in our league and he can do a lot of things for us and create a lot of mismatches for the opposing defense,'' Morris said. "We'll also use him in short-yardage situations because he was such a great tailback in high school.''  

Igwenagu said he's feeling positive about the upcoming season.  

"The seniors were asked if they wanted new captains and they said they liked things the way they were,'' with Igwenagu and linebacker Tyler Holmes leading the team. "That was reassuring and a great honor,'' he said.

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