Ferris State Football Continues Spring Season

BIG RAPIDS – Thanks to a lengthy postseason run, the Ferris State football has only been away from Top Taggart Field for a short time.

Coming off a NCAA Division II national semifinal appearance a year, the Bulldogs, who went 12-3 in 2016 before falling to eventual champion Northwest Missouri State, officially opened spring practice last week.

While returning starting quarterback Reggie Bell sat out practice Tuesday to nurse an ailing shoulder back to full health, the younger players worked with coach Tony Annese to build up depth and skills.

"For those true freshmen that come in now in the spring, this really gives them an opportunity,” Annese said. “There’s a lot of young people we really can evaluate this spring.  And any of the redshirt freshmen that, you know, are in stacked situations, where we have a lot of depth in those positions… And so for those guys, you know it’s really a chance to prove themselves in spring ball."

Ferris State will hold 15 practices between the end of March and late April.