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Season Preview: The Deepest Backfield in the Country

I dare you to find a deeper running back room in the country. Newsflash, you won’t.

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I dare you to find a deeper running back room in the country. Newsflash, you won’t.



#22 TaMerik Williams

Senior, Angelton, TX
Position: RB
Height: 6′ 1”
Weight: 229
High School: Angelton HS


#29 Dominic Gonnella

Junior, Riverview, FL
Position: RB
Height: 5′ 11”
Weight: 211
High School: Bloomingdale HS


#28 TK Marshall

Junior, Minneapolis, MN
Position: RB
Height: 5′ 11”
Weight: 204
High School: Southwest HS


#4 Kobe Johnson

Senior, Lawrenceville, GA
Position: RB
Height: 5′ 9”
Weight: 188
High School: Discovery HS


#21 Jalen Bussey

Junior, Brandon, FL
Position: RB
Height: 5’ 5’’
Weight: 160
High School: Tampa Catholic HS

Q&A With TaMerik Williams

What was it like coming into this program as a transfer?

For me, it definitely was an adjustment. Just having to get used to the culture and finding the role that I would fit into was an adjustment.

You spent the early part of last season waiting in the wings before really getting your opportunity. What was that experience like?

Really it came down to getting familiar with the offense. I was familiar with what we were doing, but I didn’t really have a grasp on everything just yet. But as the season went on, my position coach did a great job of helping me adjust to the offense. He helped me pick up the terminology and everything else. Once I was able to get comfortable, you could see the difference on Saturdays. I was running completely different, running more comfortably and ultimately being the best version of myself to help the team win games.

So how have things felt different with all of that under your belt?

It has been really fun just going through the summer grind and leading up to this point. I feel more ready than I ever have.

What do you like about Fargo?

Everything is flat. Everything is close. When I moved up here, I honestly expected to see a lot of hills. When I didn’t, I was really surprised. Another thing I love about Fargo in general is the people. The people here show so much love towards the football team. That’s something that’s really special. That’s what makes this place special.

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