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Returning Player Refresher Series

A look at some of the top returning football players for the Bearcats in 2019.

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Bearcats went 11-2 in 2018 with a young roster and return a lot of key pieces. Check out our series of returning player refreshers.

RB Charles McClelland

McClelland was a threat to produce a big play every time he touched the ball last season.

RB Gerrid Doaks

Doaks had to sit on the sidelines as the Bearcats became a rushing powerhouse last season. Now he’ll get a chance to contribute the skills he displayed in 2017.

WR Rashad Medaris

Medaris established himself as a serious vertical threat for the Bearcats in 2018 but now he is in the running to become the top wide receiver on the depth chart.

TE Josiah Deguara

Deguara revitalized the tight end position for the Bearcats in 2018 and as the team’s top returning pass-catcher, he should be a focal point for the offense once again.

LB Bryan Wright

Wright is the top returning pass rusher for the Bearcats and stands out among the linebackers because of that.

LB Jarrell White

White started the final five games of 2018 and was among the best tacklers on the roster. All signs point to even more starts and production in 2019.

LB Perry Young

Young missed a large chunk of last season but was still one of the best defenders in the American Athletic Conference. He’s going to punish plenty of offenses with a full slate of games.

CB Coby Bryant

Bryant earned his starting role and is now one of the key members of the defensive secondary.

S James Wiggins

Wiggins made a ton of plays when it mattered most and became a star for the Bearcats last year. That should carry into 2019.

DB Darrick Forrest

Forrest will be a key member of Cincinnati’s secondary following his first year as a full-time starter.

DB Cam Jefferies

Jefferies can thwart passing attacks with extreme efficiency and bring down ball carriers just about as well as anybody.

DL Ethan Tucky

Tucky’s time as a backup is likely over and that means the Bearcats can keep creating pressure at an accelerated rate.

DL Michael Pitts

Pitts made the JACK position his own and now he can try to improve on a solid 2018 campaign.