Aggies anticipate ‘veteran’ performance in Lufkin’s Eric McCoy’s first start

Aggies anticipate ‘veteran’ performance in Lufkin’s Eric McCoy’s first start
It's going to be a big weekend for Lufkin native Eric McCoy. The redshirt freshmen has officially been penciled in to start at center for Texas A&M's season opener against UCLA .

McCoy's given off a good enough impression going into his second year that's it's rubbed off on his coaches and teammates. They’ve taken notice, even saying as a rookie, he's playing more like a veteran.

Eric McCoy went through spring and fall camp and did an excellent job with grasping the offense in spring. He’s continued to get better,” said A&M head football coach Kevin Sumlin.

“We got a lot of young guys that are going to have the opportunity to play. I point out a guy like Eric McCoy who's going to be our center and he plays like a veteran guy,” said starting quarterback Trevor Knight. “He's all the way there. Then the way he plays, but also the way he leads as well, there's no worries when it comes to playing young guys or anything like that. We got a really solid group.”

The Aggies offense will be going against a UCLA defense with nine starters returning. The game will unfold in front of the 12th Man, Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

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