Tyler Britner – Class of 2014 Slot Receiver to Watch

( January 26, 2013

Tyler Britner - Class of 2014 Slot Receiver to Watch

Tyler Britner – Class of 2014 Slot Receiver to Watch

Great Skills, Great Character and Great Heart: three characteristics essential to success on the football field and in life.

The vast majority of college football players possess some of these qualities.

It’s that rare athlete that possesses all three key characteristics.

Tyler Britner, a Class of 2014 slot receiver from Winterville, NC (South Central High School), is one of those rare athletes—combining success on the football field with a no-days-off training attitude and excellence in the classroom.

The evolution of the passing offense has permanently changed the college football game.

This passing game evolution, marked by multiple receiver sets, requires depth and versatility at the wide receiver position.

Balanced passing offenses require much more than game-breaking receivers who can stretch the defense.

Vital to any successful passing offense that uses multiple receiver sets are dependable slot receivers, players comfortable going across the middle to get that key first down.

One up-and-coming Class of 2014 slot receiver who fits the bill as a chain-moving possession receiver is Tyler Britner.

Not blessed with great height but armed with an uncanny ability to get open and catch the football, Britner has all the characteristics to be a dependable college slot receiver.

An explosive athlete, he has the ability to gain separation and with surprising quickness is also a vertical threat downfield.

Britner has good hips and is a very fluid player who runs very consistent and concise routes.

He has reliable hands with the ability to twist his body and make quick adjustments in the air.

Beyond this work as a slot receiver Britner can help a team in the return game and on other special teams units.

Of course great skill on the football field is only part of the equation.

What’s often lost in the business of college football is the importance of the student athlete.

At the core of any successful college program are character guys who set the example both in the classroom and in the weight room.

With a 4.2 GPA Tyler Britner sets the example in the classroom.

Realizing that to have success in college football he needs to add bulk Britner has embarked on a specialized off season conditioning program.

After playing this past season at a slight 143 pounds he’s working with a personal trainer to prepare for the rigors of college football.

In the past three months, through hard work and a personalized nutrition plan Britner has added thirty pounds of muscle.

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