June 20, 2006

Conner Brings Attitude into his Last Campaign

Coming out of Noxubee County, Omarr Conner was a versatile athlete playing quarterback. During his freshmen season, he saw action at wide receiver and as a returner. After a coaching change, he vacated those positions and became the Bulldogs' starting quarterback for the next two years. As Conner's senior year approaches, he looks forward to making an impact as a big-play receiver.

Conner's junior season went much like his sophomore campaign. State's offense was limited due to the lack of big-play receivers and an inconsistent offensive line. At the tail end of last year, Coach Croom decided to make a bold move and switch Conner back to receiver to give the bulldogs more playmakers on the field.

Redshirt freshman Michael Henig took over the reigns for the dogs at quarterback toward the end of last season. The move to receiver is now official. Conner used this spring to get adjusted to his new position.

"I've been progressing pretty well since the move," he said. "Coming from quarterback, I know the offense collectively better than anyone else. When I was playing quarterback, I had to know where everybody was going to be. So I've brought that with me to receiver, so it will help Mike Henig get me the ball."

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