‘Boo Boo’ Expected to Power Tyner Ram Train


Chattanooga-(WDEF-TV) “I think we are going to be running over everyone this year.”
A confident statement from Tyner offensive lineman Jonah Chapman, but he knows the Ram Train is in good hands.

Said Chapman:”Well we’ve got Boo Boo. (Jeremiah Sawyer) He’s coming out at running back. He’s strong and he’s fast. He’s probably strongest on the team, and he’s also fast with it.”
Said ‘Boo Boo’ Sawyer:”I got a big position to play. I’m going to have to step up and be a leader. I don’t have Jeremiah or Camden. So I’m going to take their job. I’m going to be the man.”
Said head coach Wayne Turner:”He’s going to be a big integral part on both sides of the ball for us, and then on special teams, he’ll be running kickoffs back and probably punts as well. So he will probably be on the field about 95 percent of the time.”
Too bad Boo Boo doesn’t play quarterback.
It would make Wayne Turner’s job a lot easier.
Said Turner:”The hardest job to fill is going to be Martavious (Ryals) at quarterback, so we’ve got some work to do. Right now we’ve got about three people competing for the job. Right now I’d say it would be real equal between all three of them. We’re trying to get somebody to step ahead.”
Reporter:”What are some of the biggest hurdles you see going into the season?”
Said Turner:(chuckles) “Quarterback. Quarterback is a giant hurdle right now.”
If Tyner gets settled at quarterback, that will certainly help with the ultimate dream.
Said Chapman:”We want to get a ring. I want a ring.”

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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at rnyman@wdef.com.