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Bradford fills a big need at NGU
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CAMDENS DELTON BRADFORD SIGNED with North Greenville University while flanked by his parents, Lee and Sondra Powell. Standing, from left, are Camden High head football coach and athletic director Jimmy Neal, Bradfords aunt, Dorothy Atkins, and CHS principal Dan Matthews.
One of the biggest problems which North Greenville University had on defense last season was slowing down the running game. In 11 contests last fall, opponents averaged nearly 230 yards on the ground against the Crusaders.It should have come as no surprise that finding run-stoppers was a priority when NGU head coach Jeff Farrington and his assistants hit the recruiting trail.After a whirlwind romance, the Crusaders zeroed in on their man and found him in Camden High defensive tackle Delton Bradford. On Wednesday, in a signing ceremony held inside the school’s library, the 6-foot-4, 305-pound Bradford signed a National Letter of Intent with the Division II program.Bradford’s signing gave North Greenville an immediate presence along the interior of the defensive line.“North Greenville said they had trouble defending the run because they weren’t big enough inside,” said Camden head coach Jimmy Neal.