GNAC Football Video Preview: Simon Fraser

Sunday, August 27, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. - Our countdown to the 2017 GNAC football season begins with our video preview of Simon Fraser.

After going winless over its first two seasons under head coach Kelly Bates, Simon Fraser hopes the third year will be the charm. The Clan returns a total of 45 players and the majority of its starters on both offense and defense. Simon Fraser will have to replace its top speciality players, however, with the graduation of defensive standouts Jordan and Justin Herdman and wide receiver Ante Milanovic-Litre.

Simon Fraser will anchor its offense around a pair of Second Team All-GNAC selections in senior wide receiver Justin Buren and junior running back Jalen Jana. Buren caught 47 passes for 630 yards while Jana carried 92 times for 464 yards while making 30 receptions for another 130 yards. Junior quarterback Miles Richardson returns after completing 169 passes for 1,600 yards in 2016. Junior defensive lineman Kyle Wilson, a Second Team All-GNAC selection, and junior Honorable Mention All-GNAC lineman Brad Lyons, will be looked upon to step into defensive leadership roles.

Sun., Aug. 27: Simon Fraser
Mon., Aug. 28: Western Oregon
Tues., Aug. 29: Humboldt State
Wed., Aug. 30: Azusa Pacific
Thurs., Aug. 31: Central Washington
Season Kickoff: Thurs., Aug. 31, Western Oregon at Idaho State