Tulsa junior running back D’Angelo Brewer led the team in rushing last season with 837 yards, six touchdowns and a 5.2 yards per carry average. A two-year letterwinner and returning starter, Brewer has played in 23 of 25 games since arriving on campus and is close to 1,000 career yards, with an average of 4.8 yards per carry, through two seasons.
Brewer bulked up and added fifteen more pounds to his 5-9 frame in the off-season which pushes him up near the 200 pound mark. “He had a tremendous year last year but ended up missing a couple of games due to injury,” Tulsa head coach Philip Montgomery said last week.
I wouldn’t expect the added weight to corral any of Brewer’s explosiveness either. The quick burst and straight-line speed are what he uses best to advantage himself over bigger and slower defensive linemen and linebackers. The extra weight just adds a bit more power to his game and will hopefully aid to keep him healthy as well.