Perhaps nobody will appreciate running out of the tunnel Saturday night more than Bison running back John Crockett, who has spent the last two years gaining his academic eligibility. That included school every summer and watching from afar his future teammates reaching the FCS playoffs two straight years.
“It’s something I’ve been waiting for a long time,” he said. “I’m going to be very, very, very, very, very energized and ready to go.”
He didn’t show much rust in fall camp, although he said his body told him on a couple of occasions that he felt old. Crockett said he may take one glance around the stadium, but that’s it.
“Then it’s time to perform,” he said. “It’s time to go to work. The next chapter in my life is starting. I just want to be on the field again, play with my guys and feel the success that they’ve had.”