March 27, 2007

A&M practice heads indoors

The rust is off and the Texas A&M football team is starting to really get at it in spring drills, and Monday the Aggies kicked off their second week with full pads. A&M also got to use its new indoor practice field Monday for the first time in spring drills as the lightning and rain came down in Aggieland.

Indoors you could really see that A&M is working at full speed as the hits are coming hard and the players are getting their game faces back. Monday, however, it was the defensive backfield that took the day with some great plays up and down the roster.

Junior strong safety Alton Dixon made a fantastic interception during scrimmaging drills. Quarterback Stephen McGee rifled a pass 25 yards up the middle to a seemingly open Earvin Taylor, but Dixon stepped in front of the pass an picked it.

What made the play so special was that Dixon was a step behind Taylor, but running the same way as Taylor. He quickly changed his angle and made a play on the ball.

Redshirt freshman Kenny Brown also had an interception during scrimmaging drills when he picked off redshirt freshman Jerrod Johnson. On a deep pass, Brown went up high in the air to pick off a pass that seemed to be well out of his reach. He returned it down the sideline for what would have been about a 20-yard return.

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