This afternoon, Stony Brook University released its running backs preview for the 2018 season. Senior Don Liotine ’13 will be key to the Seawolves’ success:
Stony Brook Football is synonymous with elite production at the running back position. Head coach Chuck Priore has always believed in having a stable of backs who collectively wear down opponents and maintain great production over a full season.
The 2018 edition will keep that tradition alive led by sixth-year senior Donald Liotine (Medford, N.Y./Stony Brook School). Liotine headlines a backfield that returns 1,086 total rushing yards and 17 touchdowns from the 2017 season. Liotine burst onto the scene in 2015 when he eclipsed 200 rushing yards in two of the last three regular season games. Over his career, the workhorse back has accumulated 1,678 rushing yards, 18 total touchdowns, and nearly 1,000 additional all-purpose yards as a kick returner and receiver. His 1,486 total yards in 2017 was the fifth most in a single season in Stony Brook history.
“As a team and position group we pride ourselves on playing tough and physical football,” Liotine explained. “The running backs look to set that tone each week by playing downhill and finishing every run and every block. I believe our team as a whole will reflect that in 2018.”
Liotine and the Seawolves open the season on September 1 at Air Force.