P.J. Fleck announces former Minnesota RB Laurence Maroney will be honorary captain Week 3
Each week, home teams typically have honorary captains that go out onto the field at the start of the game for the coin toss.
It’s cool to see an old player or popular fan out there with the current players.
Minnesota, in Week 3, is hosting Miami (OH). And there will be a familiar face to Golden Gophers fans out there standing as an honorary captain.
P.J. Fleck announced who it would be on Friday through Twitter:
ELITE having @LaurenceMaroney at practice today!! Excited for him to be an honorary captain this week!! #RTB #HYPRR #SkiUMah pic.twitter.com/mDWVepsTdn
— P.J. Fleck (@Coach_Fleck) September 14, 2018
Laurence Maroney had a very successful career at Minnesota from 2003-05. He then was drafted by the New England Patriots No. 21 overall in the 2006 draft and played four years there before being traded to the Denver Broncos.
Maroney was released by the Broncos in 2011.
During his time with the Golden Gophers, the former bruising, yet shifty back gained a total of 3,933 yards and was a two-time All-Big Ten member in his sophomore and junior seasons.
Kickoff for Minnesota-Miami (OH) is set for 3:30 p.m. and will be televised on BTN.