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Defensive end Cadet 1st Class Ryan Kemp participates in drills as the Falcons practice in preseason camp July 31 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Defensive end Cadet 1st Class Ryan Kemp participates in drills as the Falcons practice in preseason camp July 31 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Quarterback Cadet 1st Class Shea Smith looks downfield for a receiver as the Falcons practice in preseason camp July 31 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Quarterback Cadet 1st Class Shea Smith looks downfield for a receiver as the Falcons practice in preseason camp July 31 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Fullback Cadet 1st Class Todd Newell participates in drills as the Falcons practice in preseason camp July 31 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. The Falcons had their best Mountain West Conference record in school history in 2007 with a 9-4 record. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Fullback Cadet 1st Class Todd Newell participates in drills as the Falcons practice in preseason camp July 31 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. The Falcons had their best Mountain West Conference record in school history in 2007 with a 9-4 record. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Quarterback Cadet 2nd Class Eric Herbort practices handoffs with fullback Cadet 3rd Class Ryan Southworth as the Falcons practice in preseason camp July 31 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Quarterback Cadet 2nd Class Eric Herbort practices handoffs with fullback Cadet 3rd Class Ryan Southworth as the Falcons practice in preseason camp July 31 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Offensive tackle Cadet 3rd Class Matt Markling participates in drills as the Falcons practice in preseason camp July 31 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. The Falcons had their best Mountain West Conference record in school history in 2007 with a 9-4 record. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Offensive tackle Cadet 3rd Class Matt Markling participates in drills as the Falcons practice in preseason camp July 31 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. The Falcons had their best Mountain West Conference record in school history in 2007 with a 9-4 record. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Cornerback Cadet 2nd Class Brenton Byrd-Fulbright participates in drills as the Falcons practice in preseason camp July 31 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Cornerback Cadet 2nd Class Brenton Byrd-Fulbright participates in drills as the Falcons practice in preseason camp July 31 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Fullback Cadet 1st Class Todd Newll (25) participates in drills as the Falcons practice in preseason camp July 31 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. The Falcons had their best Mountain West Conference record in school history in 2007 with a 9-4 record. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Fullback Cadet 1st Class Todd Newll (25) participates in drills as the Falcons practice in preseason camp July 31 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. The Falcons had their best Mountain West Conference record in school history in 2007 with a 9-4 record. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Cadet 2nd Class Eric Herbort (7) and Cadet 1st Class Shea Smith participate in pass drills as the Falcons practice in preseason camp July 31 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. The Falcons had their best Mountain West Conference record in school history in 2007 with a 9-4 record. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Cadet 2nd Class Eric Herbort (7) and Cadet 1st Class Shea Smith participate in pass drills as the Falcons practice in preseason camp July 31 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. The Falcons had their best Mountain West Conference record in school history in 2007 with a 9-4 record. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Head football coach Troy Calhoun reacts to a reporter's question July 30 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. Coach Calhoun enters his second year as head coach, guiding the Falcons to their best Mountain West Conference record in school history in 2007 with a 9-4 record. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Head football coach Troy Calhoun reacts to a reporter's question July 30 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. Coach Calhoun enters his second year as head coach, guiding the Falcons to their best Mountain West Conference record in school history in 2007 with a 9-4 record. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Outside linebacker Cadet 1st Class Hunter Altman (32) and quarterback Cadet 2nd Class Eric Herbort (7) talk to the media July 30 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)
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Outside linebacker Cadet 1st Class Hunter Altman (32) and quarterback Cadet 2nd Class Eric Herbort (7) talk to the media July 30 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

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