The Kentucky State University football program held their media day Friday with Thorobred’s Head Coach Wayne Dickens spreading the message of “One team, one vision, championship.”
Former Mercer County Titan Robert Click, son of Genny and the late Rodney Click, enters his second season with the Thorobreds and will play a bigger roll in helping to make the teams vision into a reality.
“Robert’s work ethic is the best in the group (of linemen),” said Kentucky State offensive line coach Larry Turner. “He has a lot of heart and want to.”
After red shirting last season, Click is listed as a freshman on the roster and is currently second on the depth chart at both left guard and center. With Click’s ability to play two positions, as well as the loss of three starting offensive linemen from the 2011 team, likely guarantee an increased roll for he and other underclassmen.
“The young players are excited to step in the starting and backup rolls,” said Dickens. “We lost a lot of fire power on offense losing eight starters from last years team, but we believe our younger guys are ready to step in and fill their shoes.”
While Click has more than enough heart and work ethic for ten men according to his coaches, size, strength and experience are the only things preventing him from a starting spot.
“He’s a little under sized for his position,” said Turner. “He makes up for it by working his butt off on the field and takes care of business off the field and in the classroom.”
Click earned a 4.0 GPA during the last semester of his freshman year. Despite being undersized, he is far from under appreciated by his coaching staff.
“I would take a million Robert Clicks,” said Turner. “He will be successful on the field and in life and is truly a model player and citizen.”
Kentucky State open the season at home Saturday, Sept. 8 against Kentucky Wesleyan. For ticket information, full rosters and schedules visit www.ksuthorobreds.com.