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2011 Huskie Preview: Receiver

Position: Linebacker

Returning Veterans: Rory Kohlert (5th year), Shayne Dueck (4th year), Braeden George (4th Year), Mitch Stevens (3rd year), Jeff Moore (3rd year), Garrett Bolen (3rd year), Garrett Burgess (2nd year), Matt Walker (2nd year), Josh Huschi (1st year), James Jackins (1st year)

New Recruits: Jerit Lambert, Kit Hillis, Christian Gottenbos, Ryan Boyko, Davis Mitchell, Sean Stenger, Thomas Chan, Emmett Tims

The Huskies return a strong receiving unit for the 2011 season, one which has many experienced veterans and talented newcomers vying for starting positions.
Rory Kohlert, who spent the first part of summer as a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, returns for his fifth year. He will be joined at wide receiver by Garrett Burgess, who had an excellent spring camp and is carrying that play over to training camp.

At slotback, Braeden George is looking faster than ever and is poised for a big season. Mitch Stevens is looking for a repeat performance of his 2010 season, where he had 260 yards and four touchdowns. Garrett Bolen is back and will be counted on for first downs and tough catches through the middle. Jeff Moore, who has sat out camp with a minor injury, will add a deep-threat presence once he is back in action, replacing the big-play abilities of Jade Etienne.

Adding to an already impressive group is two-time PFC All-Star Jerit Lambert, who joins the Huskies from the Edmonton Wildcats. Speedy receiver Kit Hillis will replace Travis Gorski as both a wide receiver and kick returner, while impressive rookie Christian Gottenbos has been making a strong case for playing time with excellent play trough camp.

Having one of the best receiving corps in the CIS at their disposal will help the young quarterbacks of the Huskies develop and maintain the high level of play Huskie fans have become accustomed to. Any team thinking it will be easier playing the Huskies this year because of the loss of veteran receivers will be in for a rude awakening.

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