The West Texas A&M Buffaloes open their preseason football camp on Monday afternoon in preparation for the 2022 campaign.

Student-athletes have reported to campus with medical appointments, a compliance workshop and team meetings leading up to Monday's first practice. Practices during the opening week of camp will begin at 2:30 p.m. followed by a move to the morning leading into the first day of classes on Tuesday, August 23rd.
 
The 2021 campaign saw the Buffs finish 7-4 overall including 5-2 in Lone Star Conference action. WT went 5-2 inside of Buffalo Stadium as well as finishing the season on a three-game win streak with victories over Texas A&M-Kingsville, Midwestern State and Bethel College.
 
Sophomore linebacker JT Cavender was named the Lone Star Conference Preseason Defensive Player of the Year as the Midlothian, Texas native started all 11 games in 2021. He registered 108 total tackles (4.5 for loss) to go along with a sack, one interception and a forced fumble. Cavender was named the LSC Linebacker of the Year as well as the LSC Defensive Freshman of the Year to go along with All-LSC First Team accolades.
 
Angelo State picked up 15 of the possible 27 first place votes to sit atop of the LSC Preseason Poll with 257 points followed by Midwestern State (nine first place, 236), Central Washington (207), West Texas A&M (one first place, 198), UT Permian Basin (two first place, 150), Texas A&M-Kingsville (143), Western Oregon (108), Eastern New Mexico (97), Western New Mexico (57) and Simon Fraser (32).
 
The Buffs open their 2022 campaign on Saturday, September 3rd as they welcome the Western Colorado Mountaineers to Bain-Schaeffer Buffalo Stadium with kickoff set for 7 p.m. in Canyon.

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