July 25, 2006
Workout Insider: Leon staying put at free safety
With heavy rains drenching Tallahassee on Tuesday, the decision was made to conduct the workouts indoors. The players started out in the turf room and then worked their way inside Doak Campbell stadium where they ran up and down the stadium ramps for a little under an hour. After the indoor workouts were complete, the sun came out and several players took part in 7-on-7 passing drills for well over an hour.
Quarterbacks Drew Weatherford and Xavier Lee led the way with both completing several long passes. Freshmen wideouts Damon McDaniel and Preston Parker both had big days and were on the receiving end of several of the long hook-ups. Rising sophomores Rod Owens and Greg Carr, as well as senior Chris Davis, also made some big catches.
Defensively, the play of the day was an diving interception by freshman safety Anthony Leon. On the play, the pass from Lee was tipped by Michael Ray Garvin and Leon came from his safety position to make the acrobatic pick. Linebacker Jae Thaxton later picked off another pass from Weatherford and returned it the other way. Defensive back Korey Mangum and linebacker Buster Davis chipped in pass break-ups.
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