Who is Emerson Follett?

Army’s search for speed at the slotback position has given junior Emerson Follett a new football life.

Follett played defensive back and was punt returner for Army’s sprint (lightweight football) team.

Follett hasn’t lined up against the big boys since he was a wide receiver at Lewiston (Idaho) High.

“I’m getting back into things, learning the offense and the routine of playing football,” Follett said. “It’s coming along now.”

Now Follett, who has also ran sprints for Army’s track team, is getting a crash course in Army’s triple-option offense.

“He’s not new to football but he’s brand new to the style of play,” Army coach Rich Ellerson said. “These next few practices will be really big for him.”

Follett looks like he’s getting his assignments down in practice. He’s still getting use to the pitches and tosses of the option. But he’s shown some speed getting to the corners. Follett also could be in the mix for punt returns.

“They are having me do that and that was kind of one of the reasons they brought me here,” said Follett, who had 12 tackles and an interception in five games last fall for the sprint football team.

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