September 27, 2007

Stepping up to the challenge

BOULDER, Colo. - With top tight end Riar Geer recovering from a knee sprain and Tyson DeVree sidelined for much of the Miami (Ohio) game after suffering a concussion, the Buffaloes went to their back-up tight ends last Saturday.

They stepped up to the challenge and succeeded.

Redshirt freshman Nate Solder and sophomore Patrick Devenny both caught their first college passes. Devenny's first reception went for a score, a three-yard strike from Cody Hawkins.

"Talk about a guy that has done everything for the team," tight ends coach Kent Riddle said when asked about Devenny's big grab. "Moving from quarterback, move back to quarterback, playing on the Scout team, playing on special teams. For him to get out there and know what do in that situation and make a play when he got his opportunity, it was awesome."

Solder ended the game with three receptions for 50 yards.

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