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Bull Run Game Ball - Week One

Each week, the editors here at Bull Run will pick one UB player who played above and beyond the call of duty, to earn the Game Ball. Our inaugural recipient is wide receiver Ron Willoughby.

UB WR Ron WIlloughby
UB WR Ron WIlloughby

Entering this season, one of the biggest questions surrounding the UB Bulls was who was going to step up in the receiving corps to make up for the loss of Alex Neutz and Fred Lee. Much of the preseason hype was centered around sophomore Boise Ross, but a man that has flown under the radar showed up in a big way this past Saturday, and that was Ron Willoughby, a junior wide receiver.

Raise your hand if you thought Willoughby would break out for multiple touchdowns and a 100+ yard game

No one? Moving on...

Coming into this season Willoughby only had three career catches for 83 yards, but he exploded for 10 receptions for 132 yards and 2 touchdowns, including the score that sealed the game for the Bulls late in the fourth quarter. Willoughby showed an astounding rapport with fellow junior Joe Licata, which shouldn't be too much of a surprise seeing as the two were roommates.

Willoughby more than earned Bull Run's inaugural Game Ball with the editor vote being unanimous; the 6 foot 4 receiver stepped up as UB's new number one receiver and it's mine (and every UB fan's) hope that he continues on his upward trajectory throughout the rest of the season.

Congrats Ron, and keep up the great work!