New era for Emporia State at wide receiver

EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Emporia State offense is getting a makeover for 2019.

Former quarterback Braxton Marstall, who finished his career fifth in MIAA history in career passing yards, is gone. But so are two of his favorite targets.

The Hornets lose top wide receivers Tyler Harris and Justin Brown. Harris led the conference in touchdown receptions last year while Brown left ESU as its all-time reception leader.

So now, Emporia State turns to unproven guys like Corey Thomas, Cole Schumacker and others to pick things up. The Hornets have a few different words to describe this new group.

"They're workers," wide receivers coach Cayden Cochran said. "A lot of these guys, you have to tell to go inside. We'll be at practice and there'll be two or three guys sneaking out here at three o'clock this afternoon trying to catch balls. Hey guys, yeah, go catch balls, but go catch them in the gym."

"I would say attack," junior wide receiver Corey Thomas said. "Our offense is going to be attack downfield. We had a lot of possession guys last year and we're looking to break tackles and go deep."