Tae Provens - Week 6 First Down Friday Night MVP

GURLEY, Ala. - "It was the roughest the thing I've ever had to do. I've never had a serious injury like this that set me back for a while. So get back, get back in the rotation of things. It's probably the best feeling I could ever feel."

Madison County running back Tae Provens sat out for four weeks with an ankle injury, but on Friday night at home against D.A.R.,  he was finally able to get back out on to the field. And he held nothing back running for 249 yards and 4 touchdowns .

"Tae just brings something that very few athletes have and that's the ability to change the game like he did the other night so we're certainly glad that he's back."

The LSU commit was itching to get back in the game, during his time off he did everything he could to speed up the process.

I actually spent all my time in the training room, 24/7 every chance I could. Some days I would even miss practice just standing there icing it, just trying to come back as quick as I could. So to come back and help my guys out, it was a good feeling."

For head coach Scott Sharp, Provens stands out among the rest and he brings more to the team than just touchdowns on Friday nights.

"He's blessed with speed, and that's something that you just can't coach. Certainly he has the other qualities you want in a running back as well. He has very good hands and he works hard and he runs hard. Off the field he's a good person as well and I think that's what separates him."

In his senior year, provens isn't only trying to improve himself.

"Being the best player I can be. Becoming a better me. Also mentoring these young guys out here so that whenever their time comes, which will be next year, they'll know how to handle themselves."
 
TAE PROVENS, YOUR FIRST DOWN FRIDAY NIGHT MVP, HANNAH OLIVETO WZDX SPORTS

 


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