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UAB freshman RB Spencer Brown picked up 128 yards rushing on 27 carries in a 24-19 victory over UTSA on Saturday.

UAB has been one of the best stories of 2017, and Brown is one of the chief reasons for said good story. He had two short scores stolen from him by quarterback AJ Erdeley, but Brown probably isn't complaining, especially after scoring three times last week. Brown has now gone over 1,200 yards on the year, and he should be able to add to that total next week against Florida.
Nov 11 - 10:28 PM

UAB redshirt junior QB A.J. Erdely completed 20 of his 21 pass attempts for 197 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's home win against Rice.

The dual-threat was limited to just 12 rushing yards, and Saturday's game marked just the third time he hasn't found the end zone with his feet through nine games. He was too busy concentrating on his passing, as he was nearly flawless.
Nov 4 - 6:53 PM

UAB freshman RB Spencer Brown carried 17 times for 140 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 52-21 shellacking of Rice.

The freshman has run for 140 or more yards in four of his past five outings, and he has totaled 10 rushing touchdowns across nine games with three games left to be played, plus a bowl game now that the Blazers are eligible. The Blazers rolled up 242 rushing yards while gobbling up 6.7 yards per tote, and Brown was a huge part of their success.
Nov 4 - 6:45 PM

UAB freshman RB Spencer Brown rushed for 209 yards and a touchdown on 33 carries in Saturday's 30-12 win over Southern Miss.

Brown (6'0/235) averaged 6.33 YPC in the victory while posting a long run of 50 yards. He has absolutely exploded of late, with Saturday's performance his best yet. In four October contests, the true freshman ball-carrier surpassed 165 yards rushing three times. He finishes out the month having racked up a total of 615 yards on the ground and has now gone off for 909 yards for the campaign as a whole.
Oct 28 - 10:37 PM

UAB senior QB A.J. Erdely completed 21-of-29 passes for 182 yards and ran for 41 yards and two scores in a 25-24 overtime loss to Charlotte on Saturday.

Erdeley had easily his most accurate game as a passer, and looked like he was going to have the game-winning score on a one-yard plunge in overtime. Charlotte was able to score in the ensuing overtime on fourth-and-goal from the six, and two-point conversion gave the 49ers their first ever FBS win. UAB will look to rebound from the "upset" loss with a trip to Southern Miss.
Oct 21 - 9:54 PM

UAB freshman RB Spencer Brown ran for 167 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries in a 25-23 victory over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday.

Brown (6'0/235) has gone over 160 yards in two straight games for the Blazers, and is both the future and present for the UAB offense. His touchdown from eight yards out gave the Blazers a 16-10 lead, and he had another 52 yarder to set up another score. The surprising 4-2 Blazers get a date with Charlotte next.
Oct 14 - 10:25 PM

UAB freshman RB Spencer brown ran for 165 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries in a 23-22 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

Brown (6'0/235) was the UAB offense on Saturday, and was the chief reason why the Blazers were able to pull off the upset against the Bulldogs. His touchdown was an 11-yard scamper to give UAB a 13-0 lead late in the first quarter. Brown will look to go over 100 again next week against Middle Tennessee State.
Oct 7 - 7:20 PM

UAB freshman RB Spencer Brown ran for 51 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 16 carries in Saturday's 30-23 win over Coastal Carolina.

Meet the face of the new-look Blazers, who have returned to the field following a two-year hiatus to start 2-1. Brown (6'0/235) is a pure bruiser who loves contact. He's rushed for 244 yards and three scores through three games. Don't look now, but UAB is within four wins of going bowling with only one Power 5 opponent (at Florida) remaining on the schedule.
Sep 16 - 6:08 PM

UAB HC Bill Clark called freshman RB Spencer Brown "a tough guy to take down."

"He's still got to work on the blocking and protection and they've all got to work on ball security," Clark said. "It's exciting. That's a physical running back. We have seen him run over our own guys in practice." Brown (6'0/235) had his coming out party against Ball State on Saturday, when he blew up for 151 yards while averaging 8.9 YPC. He'll have a chance to build on that performance when the Blazers host Coastal Carolina this weekend.
Source: AL.com
Sep 13 - 7:34 PM

UAB freshman Carlos Stephens ran for 76 yards on 15 carries in Saturday's 38-7 win over Alabama A&M.

Welcome back, Blazers. UAB ran a run-first offense in its return to the field. That worked against A&M -- to the tune of 259 yards and a pair of touchdowns -- but will be a bit tougher against next week's opponent Ball State. James Noble III had 13 carries for 74 yards in this one. We'd expect him to have more carries than Stephens in the coming weeks.
Sep 2 - 7:07 PM

UAB senior quarterback A.J. Erdely will start UAB's first game on Saturday against Alabama A&M.

Erdely was reportedly pushed by redshirt freshman Tyler Johnston, but the fifth-year senior's leadership since he came to UAB made it an easy decision for Blazers' coach Bill Clark. A 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior, Erdley last played for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, where he threw for 1881 yards and 14 touchdowns. It's going to be a long year for the Blazers, but it's nice to have a little stability at the position, at least for 2017.
Source: AL.com
Aug 30 - 5:54 PM

Former Tennessee redshirt freshman DE Mykelle McDaniel has joined UAB.

McDaniel will be sidelined in 2017 due to transfer rules, meaning he will have missed two seasons of football since high school after redshirting his only season at Tennessee.
Jul 24 - 11:05 AM

UAB redshirt junior WR Collin Lisa had five receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown in UAB's spring game last month.

Lisa appears to be headed into summer camp as the Blazers' No. 1 receiver. A slot receiver by trade, Lisa began his career at UAB but transferred to Buffalo for a year when the Blazers' football program dissolved after the 2014 season. The 5-foot-10, 173-pounder caught 31 passes for 325 yards for Buffalo in 2015 and then transferred back to UAB upon the re-booting of the program last May. "He's gotten so much better since (2014), but he's a great route-runner," HC Bill Clark said. "He catches everything. ... We're a little limited at receiver right now. We had a couple of guys who were out and some guys are coming this summer, but I was pleased and especially pleased with him."
Source: AL.com
May 8 - 3:35 PM

UAB signee RB D.J. Law is no longer with the program.

A star on last summer's hit Netflix documentary 'Last Chance U,' Law signed with UAB over Louisville, Ole Miss and West Virginia upon leaving JUCO powerhouse East Mississippi Community College. Law's academic eligibility remains an issue, as does a knee injury he's currently nursing. UAB head coach Bill Clark said Law will likely keep playing football, either at the NAIA level or professionally in Canada.
Source: AL.com
May 5 - 1:26 PM

UAB received a verbal commitment from three-star 2017 LB Thomas Johnston.

Scout.com's Chad Simmons called this perhaps the biggest 2017 recruiting surprise in the South to date. Johnston opted for the Blazers over fellow finalists Arkansas, Iowa and Ole Miss. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder already has a family connection with UAB, as his brother, Tyler Johnston, is a quarterback at the school. Simmons refers to the linebacker as a "tackling machine."
Source: Scout.com
Jan 24 - 3:23 PM


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