ETSU holds student football tryouts

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - ETSU held student football tryouts on campus Wednesday evening.

The new coaching staff led by head coach Carl Torbush opened up tryouts to students who met several requirements.

The group of potential players went through several NFL combine-like drills inside the mini-dome. They participated in the forty-yard dash, vertical jump and several agility drills.

Torbush told News 5 WCYB he hopes to find 8-10 players that can contribute to the new program.

"Everywhere I have been, I've had at least three to four," Torbush said.

"I think we have more than that here. I think probably eight to ten that can help on special teams. We'll have some that will get out there as athletes either on offense or defense and contribute before they leave ETSU."

The coaching staff will make a decision within the next week on which players they will invite to fall practice.

ETSU begins playing full-time in 2016.

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