DICKSON: Warner has strong first game experience

2014-09-02T12:55:00Z 2014-09-02T13:03:27Z DICKSON: Warner has strong first game experienceDarnell Dickson Daily Herald Daily Herald
September 02, 2014 12:55 pm  • 

BYU freshman linebacker Fred Warner was one of three true freshmen (along with receiver Trey Dye and linebacker Sione Takitaki) who earned playing time in Game 1 against UConn.

Warner -- a 6-foot-3, 220-pounder from Mission Hills, Calif. -- played on kickoff and punt return as well as one play on the defensive side. He was credited with one tackle.

For now, that's enough.

"I'm just trying to find my way onto any special teams I can," Warner said. "As for defense, I’m just going to be ready for whenever my name is called. If Coach (Kelly) Poppinga needs me, I’ll be ready."

Warner's first play was on kickoff coverage after BYU's opening touchdown.

"I went into the game on the two-deep behind Mike Alisa, but coach called my name. I was ready to go down there and hit somebody," Warner said. "I loved it."

More coming later on today, including our first chats with the two Harvey transfers -- Jackson from Nebraska and Langi from Utah.

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