Second-year tight end Gavin Escobar has been in North Texas for around four months now, preparing for his sophomore season, and says he's returning as a noticeably stronger player.
“I probably got here around February for good,” Escobar told the team’s official website. “I was in here four days a week, running, lifting and just taking care of my body on the weekends.”
A second round pick out of San Diego State a year ago, Escobar showed flashes in his rookie season, but finished with a modest nine catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns. He’s spent much of the offseason working on blocking, and if he shows improvement in that department, he’ll get more playing time--and that, obviously, will help his production.
“Hopefully,” Escobar said. “I want to be on the field as much as possible. But we’re just learning our offense right now. Everyone’s getting plenty of reps. It’s going good so far.”
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