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First group of HPU students arrive on campus for fall semester

Callaway and FloydJohnson at Taylor Hall for web
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Team Meetin g with Coach Harris for web

BROWNWOOD – August 8, 2017 – Approximately 130 new and returning Howard Payne University football players moved into residence halls Monday morning in advance of the fall 2017 athletic season. More students will arrive on campus next week, with classes beginning August 21.

The athletes will attend a variety of meetings and events as they get to know one another and the coaching staff. Football practice began Tuesday morning.

“We are excited about everyone being on campus now and starting the process of building the future of HPU football,” said Braxton Harris, head coach. “This is a great group of young men establishing the foundation of the program.”

More information about HPU’s athletic program, including the fall 2017 schedule of games, is located at


Cameron Callaway, Jr., (left) of Gladewater and Terry Floyd-Johnson of Longview, both incoming freshmen, are among the 130 football players to check into HPU’s Thomas Taylor Hall and Jennings Hall.

New and returning HPU football players run drills during practice Tuesday morning.

Braxton Harris, head football coach, addresses the student-athletes during a team meeting.