2021 Mass. Pirates Captains

By: Oliver Nissi
Mass. Pirates Insider
May 4, 2021

At the conclusion of the Massachusetts Pirates’ final training camp practice on April 15th, five team captains were announced. Both quarterback Sean Brackett and defensive lineman JD Griggs were named captains for the third consecutive season. Defensive lineman Toby Johnson was named captain for the first time in his second season with the organization and offensive lineman Jordan McCray and linebacker Martrell Spaight were named captains in their first season.

The 2021 Massachusetts Pirates captains spoke with masspiratesfootball.com regarding the recent news and gave their reaction:

Brackett: “It’s an honor to be recognized as a captain by my teammates and coaches. I don’t take it lightly and will do everything in my power to be the best leader and player that this team needs.”

Griggs: “The coaches and ownership see that I’m passionate about the team winning. I’ve been here since Day One so they know I want to win a championship as bad as they do. I love taking on this role and it feels good to do it again.”

Johnson: “I feel like everybody on the team is a captain. It’s been a while since college when I was last named a captain. I feel like I’ve been doing a good job of it so far and I’m the kind of guy to lead by example.”

McCray: “It means a lot. Definitely going to lead by example, not too much talking and win a lot of football games. So to be named captain of this team and go out and do that it’s a really big deal for me.”

Spaight: “It’s a tremendous honor. I appreciate my coaches of thinking highly of me. I come out here and try to play the game to the best of my ability. It proves hard work pays off.”

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