TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2004
Football Improves on 2004 Signing Class
April 13, 2004
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former UCF place kicker Ryan Feely (Odessa, Fla.), running backs Cecil Coltrone (Riverview, Fla.) and Phillip Fields (Orlando, Fla.), and quarterback Christopher Horton (Boca Raton, Fla.) highlight a list of 18 players Jacksonville University football has added to original eight-member 2004 signing class, head coach Steve Gilbert announced Tuesday. While, the initial group of signees featured five players from the Jacksonville area, the Dolphins' newest list of signees hails primarily from the Central and South Florida region.
Feely, whose older brother starred at Michigan and now kicks for the Atlanta Falcons, has been with the Golden Knights since 2001, where he served as a back-up to starting place kicker Matt Prater, while handling UCF's on-sides kicks and occasional deep kickoffs. Coltrone ran for 1,131 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior at Riverview High School, while also racking up 385 yards receiving. Fields racked up 1,539 yards and 21 touchdowns on the ground for Boone High School, while Horton completed 880-of-120 passes for 1,004 yards and nine touchdowns last season at Pope John Paul II High en route to all-district and all-county honors. Horton also ran for 385 yards and seven TD's.
Other JU signees include quarterback Anthony Salgado (Sarasota, Fla.) from Booker High School and linebacker Sean Heverin (Newark, Del.) from The Lawrence Prep School. Salgado threw for 1,824 yards and 25 touchdowns en route to Honorable Mention All-State honors as the Tornadoes went 13-1 and advanced to the class-3A semifinals. Heverin recorded 94 tackles and 9.0 sacks during his post-grad prep season and was named First-Team All-New Jersey for all state prep schools.
The Dolphins, who just completed spring practices, open their seventh season of intercollegiate football on Sept. 2 against Florida International at 8 p.m. in Miami. The game will be broadcast live on the Sunshine Network for the third consecutive year.