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Cincinnati Football: Bearcats announce team captains ahead of the inaugural Big 12 campaign

Cincinnati Bearcats junior defensive lineman Jowon Briggs against the Houston Cougars at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats junior defensive lineman Jowon Briggs against the Houston Cougars at Nippert Stadium. /
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As the regular season opener approaches, the Cincinnati Bearcats announced four team captains ahead of the inaugural Big 12 campaign!

Bearcats defensive duo Jowon Briggs and Dontay Corleone are captains alongside quarterback Emory Jones and center Gavin Gerhardt.

Corleone is hoping to build on a historic redshirt freshman season and Briggs is looking to cap off his career at Cincinnati on a high note.

Jones was named the Bearcats starting quarterback in April, while Gerhardt is the only returning starter from the offensive line last year.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats announce team captains ahead of the inaugural Big 12 campaign

Gerhardt was thrust into the starting center role in training camp last fall after Jake Renfro suffered a season-ending knee injury.

Jones displayed dual threat ability at Florida and Arizona State in recent years, and will look to lead the Bearcats new-look offense.

Scott Satterfield’s spread-style scheme should give Jones a chance to find success in the passing attack and through the ground game.

With less than a week until the regular season officially kicks off, the Bearcats are continuing to gear up to take on Eastern Kentucky.

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Moving to the Big 12 will come with plenty of obstacles but Briggs and Corleone add much-needed stability to the defensive unit.

Satterfield’s coaching staff will certainly lean on Briggs and Corleone to bring consistency as the program adjusts to Big 12 competition.

The Cincinnati products received All-AAC First Team recognition last year and are expected to compete for All-Big 12 honors this season.

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