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Tue. September 6, 2011 | Laura Keeley | Email

Tampa Bay Tech's Caldwell returns to action

The Tampa Bay Tech Titans rushed for 301 yards last week in their last-minute loss to Newsome.

And that was without their starting running back.

Senior Lamarq Caldwell missed Tampa Bay Tech’s preseason game against Jefferson and last week’s contest against the Wolves with a right ankle injury. He returned to practice Monday and is set to go at full speed today, coach Jayson Roberts said.

``He’s definitely going to make us a lot better,” Roberts said of Caldwell, who is also a team captain. “Adding him to the mix will make us more versatile because he’s a bigger back that brings more of a power-type aspect. He’s also an excellent pass receiver.”

The 6-foot, 205-pound Caldwell does have 25 pounds on Deon Thompson and 30 pounds on Cludner Lacount, the Titans’ two featured backs last week. Lacount, also a senior, ran for 200 yards on 15 carries while Thompson, a sophomore, added 82 yards on 10 carries.

Expect to see all three backs on the field at once this week against King, Roberts said.

“It’s a good problem to have, trying to get all these kids touches.”

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