CSU Football Preview - Wide ReceiversAugust 13, 2008
By CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Last year, Charleston Southern was facing a very youthful group at the wide receiver position, but with three of their top four receivers coming back, the Bucs look to once again be solid.
Even with the inexperience, CSU had the leading pass-catcher in the Big South Conference, a distinction that a Buccaneer wide-out has held every year in Big South football history (five seasons).
Converting from a defensive back in junior college, Dee Brown quickly became CSU’s primary offensive target last season. Brown finished the season with 69 receptions for 898 yards and nine touchdowns, all team highs. He led the Big South in receptions and receiving yards, and was ranked in the top-25 in the NCAA in both categories. After earning postseason and preseason all-conference honors, Brown will again be a solid threat for CSU.
Also returning is ever-dependable target Markus Murry. The senior is fifth all-time at CSU with more than 1,300 receiving yards for his career and averaged a team-best 14.9 yards per catch last season. Junior Tim Jones hauled in 27 receptions, tied for third on the team, and had a pair of touchdowns last year for CSU and provides a tall target down the field.
Sophomores Kwame Krakue and Gerald Stevenson will also see considerable time at wide receiver, battling for starting spots. Krakue had seven receptions for 58 yards last year, while Stevenson had 12 catches for 88 yards, but was more known for his electric kick returns.