Campbell Camels

10:12 am
Thu August 29, 2013

49ers Football Ready To Launch

Freshman Nick Carroll (#91) runs at fellow defensive ends, junior Devon Johnson (#96) and red-shirt freshman James Middleton (#92) during a drill at Tuesday's practice.
Credit Ben Bradford / WFAE

Amidst the running, the hitting, the yelling, and the whistles of practice, is the occasionally cry of “Game Week!”

The UNC Charlotte 49ers football team is excited. The team plays its first game on Saturday, at home, against the Campbell Camels, more than five years after the school’s Board of Trustees approved the program. The team has been practicing for more than a year. Wide receiver Mikel Hunter says he’s looking forward to just playing against someone who’s not on his own team.

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