EKU FOOTBALL | Lawson Using Previous Career to Help Teach Current Players

07/29/2017 04:36 PM

The EKU football team began fall practice earlier this week for its upcoming 2017 season.

There is plenty of excitement surrounding the Colonels this year thanks to their Class of 2017 recruiting class, which was, according to HERO Sports, ranked 14th nationally at the FCS level.

A big reason for the solid recruiting class was because of the work put in by EKU Director of Recruiting Brandon Lawson.

Lawson got involved with college football earlier this decade, following his time in the United States Marine Corps.

In fact, during his tenure in the Marines, Lawson was the Marine One Crew Chief for a time during the President George W. Bush administration.

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EKU opens up its season at WKU on Saturday, September 2. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

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