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BG football adds 10 players to roster

08/01/2017, 1:24pm EDT
By By JOHN WAGNER BLADE SPORTS WRITER

Running back Terence Stephens Jr. is tackled by defensive lineman Romeo Masuku during the spring football game at the Doyt Perry Stadium in Bowling Green. Blade

BOWLING GREEN -- The Bowling Green State University football team added 10 players to its roster in anticipation of the start of fall practices Thursday.

Among the additions to the roster are Roland Walder, a linebacker who is transferring from Kentucky. The 6-3, 228-pound Walder was considered the No. 29 inside linebacker nationally in the class of 2016, according to 247Sports.

RELATED: BGSU adds transfer offensive lineman John Kurtz

Walder will sit out the coming season and have three years of eligibility left.

Another addition is Matt Naranjo, a punter who is transferring from the University of New Mexico. Naranjo also will sit out the coming season per NCAA transfer rules and have three years of eligibility.

The Falcons officially announced the addition of offensive lineman John Kurtz, a graduate transfer from Cincinnati who will be eligible this season.

Charles Lamar also returned to the program. The running back from Lake Mary, Fla., redshirted in 2015 and did not play for the Falcons last season.

Several preferred walk-ons also were added to the roster, most notably Lamar Witcher, a wide receiver who played at Springfield High School in 2016.

Two members of the 2017 signing class will not join the team Thursday. Travis Koontz, a tight end from Boardman, is expected to play for a junior college in Arizona this fall, while offensive lineman Matt Guevremont has transferred to Shaw College in Raleigh, N.C.

Contact John Wagner at jwagner@theblade.com419-724-6481 or on Twitter @jwagnerblade.

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