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Stony Brook football players to watch

Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet (5) turns

Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet (5) turns the corner for a long gain near the end of the first half. (Oct. 29, 2011) Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Kyle Essington, Sr., QB

Replaced two-year starter Michael Coulter and became one of the top quarterbacks in the FCS, completing 111 of 203 passes for 1,919 yards. His 20 touchdown passes were a team Division I record.

Miguel Maysonet, Sr., RB, Riverhead HS

Big South offensive player of the year after rushing for school- record 1,633 yards and 15 touchdowns. Scored four TDs twice, a Big South record. Considered an NFL prospect.

Marcus Coker, Jr., RB

Big-time transfer who rushed for 2,006 yards in two seasons at I-A Iowa. How will he fit in with incumbent star Maysonet? “His ego doesn’t get in the way,’’ said coach Chuck Priore, who will keep both backs fresh by splitting their carries.

Kevin Norrell, Sr., WR

Essington’s favorite target and deep threat with a team-high 41 catches for 673 yards and five touchdowns.

Jordan Gush, Sr., WR

Caught 41 passes for 541 yards and four touchdowns. Seawolves’ primary punt returner.

Adrian Coxson, Soph., WR

Huge potential. Went to Florida, where he did not play, and transferred to Maryland, where he played sparingly last season. High school star in Baltimore, totaling 1,930 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Jawara Dudley, Jr., LB, Roosevelt HS

First-team All-Big South. Forty unassisted tackles, 41/2 sacks, two forced fumbles.

Dominick Reyes, Sr., DB

Nine tackles at Sam Houston State in FCS playoffs, 40 unassisted tackles for the season.

Michael Bamiro, Jr., OL

Six-eight, 350 pounds. Led offensive line for an offense that ranked first in the FCS in scoring (38.0). Journalism major with NFL ambitions.

Wes Skiffington, Sr., K

Connected on 11 of 15 field-goal attempts and converted 60 of 62 extra points. Two field goals against Sam Houston State. Tied a Big South record with 10 PATs against Gardner-Webb. Has 33 field goals in his career.

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