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August 17, 2011

Allen Muse overcomes adversity

Arkansas State wide receiver Allen Muse has had his fair share of adversity in his life. The New Orleans, LA native had to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, then a heart condition which required surgery.

He has fought his way through that adversity, and has had a solid career at Arkansas State. He sat down with RedWolfReport.com to discuss what it means to him to be a part of the team, and what it means to him to have overcome all of the odds stacked against him.

"It means a lot to me," said Muse. "I didn't have that surgery for nothing, so I'm just taking every opportunity I get and I'm making the best out of them."

He also spoke about some of his goals for the 2011 season.

"I just want to be the best," he said. "I want to break every school record, and be the total dominate receiver that I think I can be."

As have all of the other players RedWolfReport.com has interviewed, Muse spoke about new head coach Hugh Freeze.

"Coach Freeze is just an amazing coach," said Muse. "Everyone knows that. One thing that he has done is really stress to us that we need to come together as a team. There are times when I am going to want to catch passes, but I may be able to help a teammate catch more passes because I'm helping him out by allowing more pressure to be put on me. This is a whole team thing. If we play as a team, we will win."

One of Arkansas State's strengths this season is the wide receiver corps. Muse spoke about what it means to play with such a solid group of receivers.

"It really means a lot to be part of this team and this wide receiver corps," said Muse. "We are pretty stacked, and the defenses are not going to be able to stop everyone one of us. It is going to come down to who they decide to cover, but you still can't cover us all. If they put a double team on me, then someone else is still going to be open."

Muse also stated there is one team in particular that he wants to beat more than any other this season.

"I want to beat Memphis badly," said Muse. "That is the game I want, and I want to beat them bad."

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