Austin Peay State University Football spends time at Fort Campbell’s Challenge Course

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUFort Campbell, KY – The Austin Peay State University football team has worked hard this spring, there can be no doubt. The Govs have hit the weight room hard and shown remarkable improvement under strength coach Nick Honzik, and the up-tempo offense being installed by new offensive coordinator Josh Richards has been met with enthusiasm throughout the Govs first 11 practices.

Austin Peay Governors Football at Fort Campbell's Outdoor Recreation Challenge Course. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Governors Football at Fort Campbell’s Outdoor Recreation Challenge Course. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

While the Govs have worked hard on the field and in the weight room, they’ve also worked on developing the bonds of trust, teamwork and leadership necessary to find success on the field.

With the football team and APSU Athletics department partnered with Fort Campbell for the Spring Game, the Govs took time out from training and practice to hit the Outdoor Recreation Challenge Course, an obstacle course combining individual strength, problem-solving, leadership qualities and teamwork to illustrate how their combined individual skills can contribute to group success.

The challenge course is used by civilians and soldiers for a variety of reasons ranging from team-building to physical training to recreational therapy. The Govs tackled obstacles such as the Carolina T-Wall, the Alpine Tower and the Odyssey Course, with select Austin Peay students joining the football team on the course for an up close look at 2014 squad.

“It was a pure team-building thing, and it was so much fun,” said junior wide receiver Darryl Clack. “I’m scared of heights, but I was the first one up there. I’d recommend it for any team.”

Check back at and @AustinPeayFB on Twitter all week for more updates about events surrounding the Spring Game and #SpringFB14.

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Govs Football at Fort Campbell Challenge Course