Moss hopes backward drills propel Army West Point forward
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Moss hopes backward drills propel Army West Point forward

AFAN: Air Force, Army, Navy newsletter on Black Knights' Xavier Moss

Anyone strolling across the West Point campus last spring or summer – cadets, professors, staff members or civilians – that spotted Xavier Moss running backwards must have assumed it was some kind of academy punishment.

Actually, Moss was working on backpedaling fundamentals for his switch from starting wide receiver the last two years to safety as a junior for the 2015 football season that opens against Fordham Sept. 4 at Michie Stadium. ... 

Click here for the rest of my Today's U story on Army West Point's Xavier Moss.

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

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