From Trussville Tribune staff reports
Although UAB has seven tight ends on its 105-man roster, losing two of those tight ends for the season to injuries Wednesday must have been a concern to some Blazers fans.
Clinton played for Prescott High School in Prescott, Arizona. Blakes also hails from Arizona. The 22-year-old Blakes attended high school at Mountain Pointe High in Phoenix, Arizona before attending Scottsdale Community College.
UAB practiced in full pads for the first time on Friday.
The Blazers first game of the season will be played at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 2 against Alabama A&M at Legion Field in Birmingham.