Irish duo choose to walk-on

Aquinas kicker Connor Tierney and long snapper Will Few will be preferred walk-ons. Tierney is going to Georgia Southern while Few chose Mississippi.   WAYNE STAATS/STAFF
WAYNE STAATS/STAFF
Aquinas kicker Connor Tierney and long snapper Will Few will be preferred walk-ons. Tierney is going to Georgia Southern while Few chose Mississippi.

It’s easy for Will Few to get excited about the fall. All he has to do is look at the schedule.

On Wednesday, the Aquinas football player decided to be a preferred walk-on as a long snapper at Mississippi. Teammate Connor Tierney, a kicker, also made his collegiate decision, as he’ll be a preferred walk-on at Georgia Southern.

Few is now ready to see some of the largest stadiums in the country. This upcoming season, the Rebels play at Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and Louisiana State University, and Few thinks he has a chance to play right away.

“Even the home games, that played a good part, too,” Few said. “Playing in the SEC is a big part of it. It’s also the best opportunity to play.”

Few, who also played on the lines, was a three-year starter for the Irish. Along with holder Tyler Williamson and Tierney, they created a strong kicking unit, with the trio often working together after practices.

As for Tierney, he went with the Eagles in part because he wants to major in exercise science.

With the Irish, Tierney played a major role in the team reaching the Class A state quarterfinals this past season, as he made seven field goals in the playoffs. In the 32-14 win against Wilcox County in the second round, he kicked four field goals.

Tierney said the playoff run made it possible for him to continue his football career at the next level.

“It made all the difference,” he said. “I didn’t think I would play at the next level.”

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