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Carl Albert football: Chantz Woodberry getting a look at running back

by Scott Wright Modified: August 14, 2013 at 10:05 am •  Published: August 14, 2013
Carl Albert's Chantz Woodberry, right, will add running back to his list of duties in addition to playing a key role on the Titan defense. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Carl Albert's Chantz Woodberry, right, will add running back to his list of duties in addition to playing a key role on the Titan defense. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

The Carl Albert backfield will have a different look this season with an experiment to put tight end Chantz Woodberry at running back.

The 240-pound Woodberry is a powerful runner, and an ideal complement to shifty quarterback Stevie Thompson, both as a ball-carrier and lead blocker.

“He’s trying to get ready for it, but I think he’s gonna shock some people,” said Thompson, The Oklahoman’s All-State quarterback selection last season after rushing for 1,926 yards and 36 touchdowns. “It’s gonna be real interesting.”

Garrett Asher rushed for over 800 yards, averaging 6.8 yards per carry at tailback last year. But Woodberry provides a different look than the 150-pound Asher.

– Scott Wright, swright@opubco.com
Twitter: @ScottWrightOK


by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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