EIU hoping players can step up at running back and wide receiver

Tight end James Sheehan catches a pass in EIU's practice.

CHARLESTON, Ill. (WAND) -- The Eastern Illinois football team is looking for players to step up into some bigger roles this season.

The Panthers top two running backs from last season, Isaiah Johnson and Jamal Scott, aren't on the roster this season plus the team's top two receivers from last year, Alexander Hollins and Aaron Gooch, are also not on the roster.

This will open up several opportunities for new players to become impact players in 2019.