USU football announces Leadership Committee

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State head football coach Gary Andersen announced Thursday that 14 players have been selected by a team vote to form the USU Football Leadership Committee, joining the six team captains.The team selected seniors Xavier Bowman (WR, Houston, Texas), Adrian Bybee (S, Pocatello, Idaho), Nnamdi Gwacham (WR), Omar Sawyer (WR, Chino Hills, Calif.), and Chris Ulinski (PK, Grass Valley, Calif.), as well as juniors Sean Enesi (DL, Carson, Calif.), Eric Moats (WR, Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Chris Randle (CB, Merced, Calif.) and Michael Smith (RB, Tucson, Ariz.). Sophomores selected were Philip Gapelu (OL, Lynwood, Calif.), Stanley Morrison (WR, Denison, Texas), and Bobby Wagner (LB, Ontario, Calif.), while the freshman tabbed were Quinton Byrd (CB, Miami, Fla.) and Kerwynn Williams (RB, Las Vegas, Nev.).”They are a very important part of our football team,” Andersen said. “The kids voted on them and I’m excited and supportive of the individuals that were selected. They will join the captains in playing a vital role in the decision making for our team in things such as discipline, uniforms and practice habits, among many other things. This committee is an integral part of our football team.”This group will also be responsible for acting as spokesmen for the team on a wide variety of issues such as academics and team policies.Andersen also announced that sophomore running back, special teamer Josh Flores (Logan, Utah) is now on scholarship after being a walk-on the previous two years.Utah State travels to College Station, Texas to take on Texas A&M on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. (MT) in an all-Aggie match-up.Saturday’s battle of the Aggies will not be televised, but fans can follow along with live stats through the USU web site at via GameTracker, a free service, which updates play-by-play and statistics throughout the game.All Utah State football games are carried live on KVNU 610 AM and KLZX 95.9 FM in Logan and Brigham City; 1230 AM in Salt Lake City; on KLZX 105.3 FM in Montpelier, Idaho, and on the Internet at by clicking on “Listen Live.” Al Lewis handles the play-by-play duties and Craig Hislop provides analysis.The Aggies’ home opener is Saturday, Sept. 26 against in-state foe Southern Utah. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. (MT) at USU’s Romney Stadium.For season and single-game ticket information, contact the USU Ticket Office at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, by phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or (435) 797-0305, or online 24 hours a day at and clicking on the “buy/renew tickets” under the “tickets” drop down menu. -USU-

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