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ILLINOIS STATE VS. AUSTIN PEAY | SEPT. 19, 2009

SPACK ON ADAMS

‘BIRD BLITZ ANTONIO ADAMS // SR BORN: Oct. 16, 1986, in Urbana, Ill. STATUS: Single HIGH SCHOOL: Urbana HS WHAT’S ON TV: CSI, MTV, BET WHAT’S IN MY IPOD: Jay-Z WHAT I DRIVE: I don’t have a car. So, whatever I can get would be good.

FAVORITE FLICKS: The Matrixx and occasionally Harry Potter BOOKMARKS: YouTube and Facebook I WOULD LOVE TO TRADE PLACES FOR A DAY WITH: Barack Obama, I want to see what the White House is like

FIRST JOB: I worked at a Putt-Putt golf place...sometimes, I would let people in for free

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TALENT I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE: I want to dunk like LeBron James

WHAT’S FOR DINNER: cornbread FAVORITE CITY TO VISIT: Las Vegas FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM AS A KID: Indianapolis Colts DREAM DATE: Jennifer Lopez MY GREATEST LOVE: My grandmother and my mother MY MOTTO: “It’s not over ‘til it’s over”

51 // ‘BIRD BLITZ - ANTONIO ADAMS Get to know Illinois State defensive back Antonio Adams with the Bird Blit , a uick-hitting senior pro le.

Austin Peay

// Vince Tassi, Media Relations Student Assistant

AUSTIN PEAY APSU GAME RECORDS // POINTS SCORED

Individual: 36, M. Abdulqaadir vs. W. Virginia Tech, 2002

TOTAL OFFENSE

Individual: 429, Brian Baker vs. Virginia-Wise, 1999 Team: 701 vs. Kentucky Wesleyan ,1994 *OVC record

RUSHING YARDS

Individual: 244, Floyd Jones vs. Morehead State, 1981 Team: 674 vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, 1994 *OVC record

PASSING YARDS

Individual: 438, Brian Baker vs. Virginia-Wise, 1999

TOUCHDOWN PASSES

Individual: 5, Brian Baker vs. Campbellsville, 1999 and vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, 2001

LONGEST PASS COMPLETION

91, Paul Derrick vs. Campbellsville, 2003

PASSES COMPLETED

Team: 40, Brian Baker vs. Virginia-Wise, 1999

RECEPTIONS

Individual: 20, Harold Roberts vs. Murray State, 1969

RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS

Individual: 4, Harold Roberts vs. Murray State, 1967, 1969 and Ron Blair vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, 2001

RECEIVING YARDS

Individual: 252, Harold Roberts vs. Murray State, 1969

INTERCEPTIONS

Individual: 4, Jim Hardie vs. Morehead State, 1970 and Taylon Jenkins vs. Georgetown, 1998

NAME POS Darryl Miller WR Kit Hartsfield LB Terrence Holt RB/KR Ashlon Adams WR Kevis Buckley DB Amius Smith S Trent Caffee QB LaDarius Davis DB Scott Thomas WR Spencer Gulmire S Adrian Mines WR Wesley Kitts RB Daniel Swenson LB T.C. Jennings QB Jake Ryan QB Emill Burnett LB Stephen Stansell K Gary Orr QB Delton Teeter S Jeremy Ross S Tremayne Townsend DB Jeff Lyle RB Tay Robinson DB Marvis Malone DB Ricky Thomas LB Darrick Dillard S Dylan Williams RB JayR Harper S Ryan White RB Otis Spivey RB Jontamion Forrest RB Daniel Becker LB Chris Taylor DB Jay Courtney DB/LB Antwaun Majors CB

HT 6-2 6-0 5-7 6-4 5-9 6-2 6-3 5-8 6-2 5-10 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-2 5-9 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-0 5-9 5-11 5-9 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-0 5-10 5-7 5-9 5-11 6-3 6-0 5-11 5-10

WT 202 215 180 225 186 226 217 164 195 193 201 213 227 192 180 201 185 209 193 177 177 234 166 177 226 196 204 189 199 212 242 237 175 193 169

YR Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. RFr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. So. Sr. RFr. Sr. RFr.

HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL) Oak Ridge, Tenn. (Oak Ridge HS) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Riverdale HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Maplewood HS) Kingsport, Tenn. (Dobyns-Bennett HS) Lexington, Tenn. (Lexington HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Kenwood HS) Brentwood, Tenn. (Brentwood Academy) Ft. Campbell, Ky. (Ft. Campbell HS) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Riverdale HS) Oak Ridge, Tenn. (Oak Ridge HS) Ashburn, Va. (Broad Run HS) Knoxville, Tenn. (Halls HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Northeast HS) Brentwood, Tenn. (Ark. State) (Ravenwood HS) Knoxville, Tenn. (West HS) Antioch, Tenn. (Irvington HS) Athens, Tenn. (McMinn County HS) Hixon, Tenn. (Soddy-Daisy HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Rossview HS) College Park, Ga. (North Clayton HS) Antioch, Tenn. (Brentwood Academy) Clarksville, Tenn. (Montgomery Central HS) Marietta, Ga. (Wheeler HS) Gallatin, Tenn. (Gallatin HS) Acworth, Ga. (North Cobb HS) Hopkinsville, Ky. (Hopkinsville HS) Nolensville, Tenn. (Ravenwood HS) Gallatin, Tenn. (Gallatin HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Brentwood Academy) Rome, Ga. (Rome HS) Jackson, Tenn. (Jackson South Side HS) Brentwood, Tenn. (Ravenwood HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Memphis University School) Powell, Tenn. (Powell HS) Mt. Juliet, Tenn. (Mt. Juliet HS)

// UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

// FOOTBALL INFORMATION

Location .....................................................................................................Clarksville, Tenn. Founded .......................................................................................................................1927 Enrollment ...................................................................................................................9,401 Nickname............................................................................................................. Governors School Colors ............................................................................................... Red and White Affiliation ............................................................................................. NCAA Division I FCS Conference ..................................................................................... Ohio Valley Conference President .................................................................................................................Tim Hall Director of Athletics..............................................................................................Dave Loos Athletics Web site .............................................................................www.LetsGoPeay.com

Stadium Name .......................................................................................Governors Stadium Field .................................................................................................. Polytan Mega Grass Official Capacity.........................................................................................................10,000 First Year in Stadium ....................................................................................................1938 First Year of Football.....................................................................................................1913 All-Time Playoff Record (FCS) ........................................................................................7-5 Years in Postseason ...........................................................................................................6 Last Postseason Appearance ..............................................2007 (L, Delaware, Semifinals) All-Time Record ................................................................................................. 265-451-16

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//VOLLEYBALL

//SOCCER

One of the most impressive streaks in Illinois State Athletics history is the Redbird volleyball team’s 27-consecutive conference tournament appearances. A mixture of veterans and newcomers will be relied on to extend the streak of Missouri Valley Conference Tournaments for head coach Melissa Myers in her second season. Senior Kasey Mollerus brings veteran leadership and experience to the roster in her final season. Mollerus has played in every match in her career at ISU and is on the verge of history. Mollerus enters the season second in career digs in Illinois State history. If she maintains the dig average she established over her first three seasons, she will finish her career as the school’s all-time digs leader. Much of the Redbird offense will come from junior Mallory Leggett and sophomore Tabitha Visk. Leggett improved on her freshman season in 2008, posting 390 kills and 3.42 kills per set, the second-best marks on the team. She also had 31 service aces, 348 digs and 34 blocks. Visk had a solid freshman year, posting 63 kills and 50 blocks, including 51 kills and 36 blocks in Valley play. Visk’s role in the offense will improve in 2009. Senior Katie Seyller returns to the court after missing the entire 2008 season with injury. She amassed 291 kills and 146 blocks in her first two seasons. Junior Katie Culbertson is the Redbirds’ leading returner in the middle with 211 kills and a teamhigh 84 blocks in 2008. Junior Hailey Kelley recorded career-highs in kills (110) and blocks (45) last season, more than doubling her output from her freshman campaign. Sophomore Laura Wakefield was used primarily as a serve specialist in her freshman season, but will add depth as an outside hitter and defensive specialist in 2009. Senior Jessica Pratapas and sophomore Kristin Stauter will both step in at setter for the Redbirds. Both players were used primarily as serve specialists last season with all-conference setter Erin Lindsey playing nearly every set, but each player can handle the responsibility of running the Redbird offense. Illinois State welcomes six new faces to the roster. Junior Tracey Lonergan played two years on the ISU club team and won a national championship in 2008. Junior Jaclyn Meado played two years at Parkland Community College, amassing 629 kills in two allconference seasons. Freshmen Emileah Manahan, Jenny Menendez, Angela Rego and Meg Zasada also join ISU for their first collegiate experience. The Redbird depth chart took a hit when senior Peggy Riessen was lost for the year with a back injury. Riessen struggled with a back injury since last spring and was granted a medical exemption by the NCAA, ending her playing career. She was the Redbirds’ leader in kills last season and was named to the Preseason All-Valley Team in 2009. Illinois State was picked to finished seventh in the Missouri Valley Conference in the annual preseason coaches poll. The Redbirds will play in three tournaments in the nonconference schedule, including the Redbird Classic and the State Farm Illini Classic.

After winning back-to-back regular-season Missouri Valley Conference championships, the Illinois State women’s soccer team was picked to finish in first place in the 2009 MVC preseason poll, as voted on by league coaches. This season, the Redbirds welcome back 20 letterwinners and 10 starters, including seven seniors. Redbird seniors Shannon Eccleston, Danielle Mutters and Raquel Rattray were named to the 2009 Preseason All-Conference Team, the most selections for one team. Along with a returning veteran team, the Redbirds add six newcomers to the mix. Mutters, the 2008 MVC Defensive Player of the Year, leads an experienced Redbird back line including senior Amy Heredia, junior Ruthie Zemke and 2008 All-Valley second-team selection, Eccleston. “Last season we had a lot of new players,” said head coach Drew Roff. “So, it took a little while to find the best combination in the back. By the time the conference season rolled around, we settled in with a back four of Eccleston, Heredia, Mutters and Zemke. That group worked well together and was a big factor in us getting five shutouts in six regular-season conference games. Fortunately, we return all of them. So, it will be an experienced group.” Up top at forward, the Redbirds lose their top scorer Mel Routledge. However, the Redbirds will be looking for a new face to step up to the challenge. One person to keep an eye on is sophomore Jessica Carlson. Carlson returns as the Redbirds top goal scorer and was named to the 2008 All-Valley Freshman Team. Carlson recorded 10 points in 2008, including four goals and two assists. Also named to the 2008 All-Valley Freshman Team was Natalie McCabe. Along with McCabe, the midfielders are led by senior captain and All-Valley First-Team selection Rattray and All-Valley Honorable Mention selection Ammanda Wisniewski. Wisniewski led the team in 2008 with assists and ranks seventh in the Illinois State’s all-time career goals scored record with 14. Joining McCabe and Carlson on the 2008 All-Valley Freshman Team is returning goalkeeper Sasha Reiber. Reiber played in 12 games last season, recording 29 saves, eight wins and six shutouts. Katie Grill-Donovan and Courtney Blake will provide more depth at the position. Grill-Donovan played in nine games last season, recording 33 saves, two wins and 1 shutout. “What excites me the most about our team this year is the overall depth all across the board,” said Roff. “We have seven seniors who we expect to lead and show the way to our younger players. Our roster is as experienced and talented as it has ever been.” ISU’s 2009 schedule consists of 19 games that feature 13 non-conference matches, six conference matches and seven home games. The tough schedule has the Redbirds facing five 2008 NCAA Tournament participants including UW-Milwaukee, Michigan State, Illinois, Morehead State and Evansville. // Alison Haake, Media Relations Graduate Assistant

// Jimmy Knodel, Assistant Media Relations Director

56 // MEET THE OPPONENT - AUSTIN PEAY Get to know Illinois State’s opponent, the Austin Peay Governors. Includes roster, uick facts and Austin Peay game records.

108 // FALL SPORTS SPOTLIGHT The Illinois State fall sports schedule is in full swing. Find out more about the volleyball and soccer teams as they prepare for Missouri Valley Conference play.

// ABOUT THIS GAME PROGRAM

This is Redbird Football is an of cial publication of the Illinois State Athletics Department. All copy has been compiled, designed and edited by ISU Athletics Media Relations Graduate Assistants Alison Haake, Lauren Hutchcraft and evin McCarty. ther assistance provided by Todd ober, assistant athletics director media relations, and Assistant Media Relations Directors Jimmy nodel and Michael Williams. Advertising sales have been conducted under the supervision of Brad Ledford, assistant athletics director marketing & promotions. Cover Design produced by Shawn Billo. Printing provided by Multi-Ad Services of Peoria, Ill. Photos taken by Dennis Banks and Steve Bates Photography. Desktop publishing orchestrated with Dell computers, an Epson Scanner, Adobe InDesign CS3, Adobe Illustrator CS3 and Adobe Photoshop CS3.

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THIS IS REDBIRD FOOTBALL // ON THE INSIDE Gameday Guide ....................................................2-3 Just Ask ....................................................................4 Redbird Renaissance ..............................................8 Advertising Index ......................................................9 Redbird Traditions .................................................10 Redbird Spirit ......................................................... 11 University Leaders .................................................13 Illinois State Board of Trustees ..............................15 Athletics Administration .....................................16-17 The Redbird Club .............................................18-19 Ruebush Endowment ............................................21 Hancock Stadium .............................................22-23 Support Staff...........................................................24 Strength & Conditioning .........................................25 Athletic Training .....................................................27 Head Coach Brock Spack ................................28-29 Assistant Coaches ...............................31, 33, 35, 37 Redbird Roster .......................................................39 Redbirds at a Glance ..............................................41 Meet the Redbirds .....................................43, 45, 47 Around The Valley Football Conference .................52 Game Info ...............................................................53 Depth Charts .....................................................54-55 Austin Peay Information ...................................56-57 Redbird Coaching History ......................................60 Redbirds of Distinction ...........................................62 National Attention ..................................................64 Redbird Honors & Awards .....................................66 Redbird All-Americans ...........................................67 Football Records ...........................69, 71, 75, 77, 79, Redbird Playoff History .....................................82-83 Redbirds in the Pros ...............................................86 Scholar-Baller .........................................................88 Wheels of Support .............................................92-93 ISU Fall Sports Schedules......................................95 Redbird Head Coaches .........................................98 Illinois State University ..................................102-103 Wheel Club Dealer ...............................................106 Fall Sports Spotlight .............................................108

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Gameday Guide

GAMEDAY GUIDE

SATURDAY, SEPT. 19, 2009 // 6:35 P.M. AROUND THE VALLEY // 52

DEPTH CHARTS // 58-59 ON THE AIR REDBIRD RADIO NETWORK

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ILLINOIS STATE REDBIRDS

AUSTIN PEAY GOVERNORS

(0-2, 0-0 MVFC)

(1-1, 0-0 OVC)

WJBC-1230 AM and on the internet at GoRedbirds.com. Dick Luedke, play-by-play Ted Schmitz, analyst Bruce Evans, sideline Zach Parcell, studio host

TELEVISION Today’s game is being broadcast regionally on Comcast Spotlight.

THE GAME

THE SERIES

After starting the 2009 season with two road games, Illinois State will return home to face Ohio Valley Conference opponent Austin Peay in the home-opener at Hancock Stadium tonight. Head coach Brock Spack and the Redbirds have dropped the first two games of the season to in-state foes Eastern Illinois and Illinois, but they hope to turn things around on their home turf and pick up their first victory of the season.

The Redbirds and the Governors have only met once on the gridiron. ISU defeated APSU 13-9 on Oct. 27, 1990, at Hancock Stadium in front of 11,756 fans. In the victory for the Redbirds, running backs Toby Davis and Ritchie Thompson each ran for touchdowns as ISU racked up 284 yards on the ground. Tony Jones led all ISU defenders with 14 tackles and a sack.

THE COACHES

THE REDBIRD PROGRAM

ILLINOIS STATE: Brock Spack (Purdue, 1983) is in his first season as the head coach of the Illinois State Redbirds (0-2). Prior to taking over the program at ISU, Spack spent 12 seasons as the defensive coordinator at Purdue, where he guided the Boilermakers to the topranked defense in the Big Ten Conference in 2002 and the 13th-best defense in the nation in 2003. He coached in 11 bowl games while at Purdue, including a Rose Bowl appearance in 2001.

Illinois State was home to the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year each season from 2002-06. The Redbirds had at least one player selected in the NFL Draft each year from 2005-07.  In each of the past four years, ISU student-athletes have contributed more than 2,000 hours of community service to the Bloomington-Normal area.  Redbird student-athletes posted a schoolrecord 3.13 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) during the spring 2009 semester.

AUSTIN PEAY: Rick Christophel (Austin Peay, 1975) is in his third season at Austin Peay and owns a 10-14 (.416) record. Christophel’s 7-4 mark in 2007 represented the second-most wins by a first-year head coach in Austin Peay history. Christophel is the first APSU alum to serve as head coach since Jack Bushofsky (1973-76).

ABOUT THE GOVERNORS Austin Peay is located in Clarksville, Tenn., and has an enrollment of 9,401. The Governors are members of the Ohio Valley Football Conference.

Former Illinois State safety Tom Nelson was signed as a non-drafted free agent in the offseason by the Cincinnati Bengals and earned national attention when he and his new teammates were featured on HBO’s annual training camp documentary Hard Knocks. In the third installment of the series, Nelson was featured and interviewed after a couple of strong performances in game action for the Bengals. In the team’s second preseason game, Nelson recorded a sack, broke up a pass in the secondary and forced a fumble late in the game that sealed the team’s win over the New England Patriots. Nelson made the 53-man roster and will see action for Cincinnati during the NFL’s regular season, although he didn’t log any minutes in the Bengals’ heart-breaking loss to Denver Sunday.

// SATURDAY’S GAME FACTS Sept. 19, 2009 | 6:35 p.m. Hancock Stadium (14,000) Normal, Ill.

Record Points/Game Opp. Points/Game Rushing/Gm Passing/Gm Total Offense/Gm Opp. Rushing/Gm Opp. Passing/Gm Opp. Total Off./Gm Pen.-Yds./Gm Fumbles Lost/Gained Interceptions Gained Time of Possession

ISU 0-2 11.5 38.0 32.0 260.0 292.0 300.5 165.5 466.0 62.5 2/2 2 30:10

OPPONENT INFO // 56-57

SENIOR PROFILES // 51, 58, 105

ILLINOIS STATE AND THE OVC

A COMPLETE EFFORT

The Redbirds have had great success against members of the Ohio Valley Conference. Illinois State has won 11 of its last 13 games against members of the OVC, including five-straight wins against Murray State and six out the last eight versus Eastern Illinois. The ‘Birds have a chance to add to their success against the OVC Saturday in their homeopener against Austin Peay.

NOT BAD FOR A FIRST TIMER

Despite being the first Redbird signal caller since 1999 to start as a freshman, Matt Brown completed 27-of-47 pass attempts and threw for 312 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Illinois State’s 45-17 loss to Illinois. Brown’s passing mark was the first over 300 for an Illinois State quarterback since Luke Drone threw for 305 yards against Missouri State, Nov. 4, 2006, and the most passing yards since Drone torched Indiana State for 440 yards Nov. 12, 2005.

SALEM’S LOT

With seven catches for 103 yards and two scores, Illinois State senior wide out Eyad Salem did some climbing up the Redbird leader boards. Salem moved into eighth place all-time with 106 career receptions and the two touchdown grabs moved him into fifth all-time with 14 career touchdown catches. It was the sixth time that Salem has gone over 100 yards receiving in his career.

THE SAFETY NET

Kelvyn Hemphill, a 2008 All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Honorable Mention selection, didn’t make a tackle in Illinois State’s season-opening loss to Eastern Illinois, but the junior safety recorded a team-best 14 tackles against Illinois. Hemphill proved to be a pest to Illinois’ Eddie McGee, bringing down the quarterback twice in the backfield for both his tackles-for-loss. Hemphill sacked McGee for an eight-yard loss on third down to force a field goal in the second quarter and dropped McGee behind the line on a run play during the next drive.

APSU 1-1 27.5 30.5 217.5 124.5 342.0 159.5 283.5 443.0 60.0 2/2 0 28:18

Gameday Guide

// SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS

Illinois State quarterback Drew Kiel completed his first 15 pass attempts en route to a 20-for-22 effort in the season-opening loss at Eastern Illinois (Sept. 3). Kiel’s .909 percent completion percentage was the best ever by a Redbird quarterback in a single game with more than 20 attempts. The mark surpassed Dusty Burk’s 31-of-37 effort against Hofstra (Dec. 4) in the quarterfinals of the 1999 FCS Playoffs. The 15-consecutive pass completions tied Youngstown State’s Tom Zetts (vs. WKU in 2004) for the fifth-longest streak all-time by a Valley quarterback.

KIEL OUT AT LEAST SIX WEEKS AFTER SURGERY

Sophomore quarterback Drew Kiel had surgery to repair a torn ligament on his right thumb Wednesday, Sept. 9. Recovery time will be at least six weeks for the Redbird signal-caller. An MRI done after the Eastern Illinois game revealed a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in the thumb on Kiel’s throwing hand. The Columbus, Ind., native suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of ISU’s season-opening loss at EIU (Sept. 3).

OPPORTUNITY ARISES

The injury to Drew Kiel presents an obvious challenge for the Redbirds, but it also presents a tremendous opportunity for redshirt freshman Matt Brown. Prior to last Saturday’s game at Illinois, the Redbirds hadn’t started a freshman quarterback since the 1999 season when Dusty Burk took over for injured starter Kevin Glenn. Burk earned Valley Freshman of the Year honors after leading Illinois State to the conference title, then the Redbirds’ first playoff and road playoff wins. Burk’s Cinderella story ended in the semifinal round of the playoffs when the Redbirds fell to eventual national champion Georgia Southern. Will the slipper fit for Brown?

HOT TICKET

The announced attendance at Memorial Stadium for the Illinois StateIllinois match-up (Sept. 12) was 62,347, making it the largest crowd the Redbirds have ever played for.

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Just Ask

EMAIL YOUR QUESTIONS

The award-winning Illinois State football game program, “This is Redbird Football,” wants to know what you want to know. In each edition, sold exclusively at Illinois State football home games this fall, five questions from five different fans will be answered by Redbird players and coaches in a new feature called “Just Ask.” Want to know what Eyad Salem eats on game days? Just ask. Want to know if Doni Phelps’ first name is short for something, like Donald or Donatello? Just ask. Want to know if Brandon Wilson ever had an imaginary friend named Duke? Just ask. Submit your questions to the Illinois State athletics media relations staff today at justask@ilstu.edu and see if your question gets answered this fall in the “Just Ask” section of the football game program. Please remember to include your name, age, and hometown with your submission.

How many loads of laundry are done at the end of each football game?

How much can Reggie Redbird bench press? -John Weber, Chillicothe, Ill.

-Heidi Coan, Bloomington, Ill.

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Who runs the fastest ‘40’ on the team and how fast does he run it? -Ken Breiner, Orland Hills, Ill.

What’s that funky pixelated square I saw on the flip card at the Passages Scrimmage? -Fred Smith, Normal, Ill.

What kind of music does Illinois State head coach Brock Spack listen to? -Lenny Harris, Heyworth, Ill.

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Heidi, On average we do at least eight loads of laundry after every game. How much laundry we have can change from week to week based on weather conditions and the number of players we dress. Our detergent is put in by an automatic system. It pumps in about 3.5 oz. of concentrated Tide. We also add a scoop of industrial powdered detergent to the jerseys and pants.

John, Don’t let the feathers and hollow bird bones fool you, Reggie Redbird bench presses 395 pounds. Just like our student-athletes, he works hard to be the best he can be. His performance is impressive, but trails Illinois State senior defensive end Doni Phelps, who benches 445 pounds.

Ken, Senior running back Geno Blow runs the fastest 40-yard-dash for the Redbirds. He records a time of 4.47 seconds. That’s part of the reason he’s averaged nearly five yards per carry throughout his career. We push our student-athletes to be their best and maximize their potential, and Geno has worked hard to get where he is today.

Fred, Great question. It’s called a quick response code, or QR code for short. It’s a 2D barcode that can be scanned by an internetand camera-enabled smart phone. It does all kinds of neat things like sending email (like the code on this page), linking to updated statistics on the web and even linking to online video (like you see on the player pages). For more info and instructions check out the ad on page 49.

Lenny, I love classic rock. I always try to listen to “The X” WXRX 104.9 FM, out of Rockford, Ill., my hometown. I can listen live from my office computer. I also have 93.7 FM WTRX and 95.5 FM, “The Eagle” on the speed dial when I’m driving around town or working out.

// Hosts more than 100 tournaments and outings per year. // The course underwent a $1.7 million renovation for the new millennium, which was designed by ISU alumnus, and PGA Tour Professional D.A. Weibring. // The 6,730-yard, par-71 golf course accommodates nearly 30,0000 rounds per year. // Option to play either nine or 18 holes, while offering both cart and club rentals. // Discounts for ISU students, faculty/staff, retirees, alumni and seniors. // Located at 800 W. Gregory, just west of Duffy Bass Field on D.A. Weibring Drive in Normal.

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ALAMO II ...............................................................................................................36 AMERICAN CONCIERGE MAGAZINE .................................................85 ARBY’S....................................................................................................................63 AVANTI’S ITALIAN RESTAURANTS ...................................................48 B104...........................................................................................................................76 B&B AWARDS AND RECOGNITION ......................................................76 BANK OF ILLINOIS...........................................................................................81 BIAGGI’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO ..........................................................5 BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF ILLINOIS ............................40 BRATCHER HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING ........................46 BROCK SPACK SHOW ................................................................................. IBC BUSEY BANK .....................................................................................................32 CANDLEWOOD SUITES.................................................................................40 CBS COLLEGE SPORTS/GOREDBIRDS.COM .....................................38 CEFCU .......................................................................................................................12 CHESSER FINANCIAL ......................................................................................6 COMCAST .................................................................................................................6 COSI ...........................................................................................................................50 COUNTRY FINANCIAL ................................................................................IFC COUNTRY INN AND SUITES ....................................................................80 COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT ....................................................................65 DENNISON CORPORATION .........................................................................14 EASTLAND MALL ............................................................................................72 FIRST STATE BANK OF BLOOMINGTON ..........................................78 FUN ON THE RUN ...........................................................................................65 GILL STREET .......................................................................................................20 GROVE STREET BAKERY ...........................................................................48 HANSON’S CLEANERS .................................................................................63 HEALTH ALLIANCE ........................................................................................ 74 HEARTLAND BANK ........................................................................................61 HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE ........................................34, 76 HEARTLAND PRINTING ..............................................................................87 HOLMES DENTAL ASSOCIATES .............................................................68 IDEARC MEDIA/SUPER YELLOW PAGES ........................................84 ISU ATHLETICS ONLINE .............................................................................70 ISU OFFICE OF PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION ..................96 ISU STUDENT’S ATTORNEY .....................................................................34 JEAN’S FLOWER BASKET ...........................................................................61 JIMMY JOHN’S ................................................................................................ IBC

KURT’S AUTO BODY REPAIR...................................................................32 MARRIOTT HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER .......................59 MARTIN BROTHERS OUTDOOR POWER...........................................65 MCDONALD’S ......................................................................................................78 MEIJER ...................................................................................................................68 MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL........................................................................87 MODAHL AND SCOTT ....................................................................................76 MULTIFAN ............................................................................................................70 NORTH AMERICAN VAN LINE ...............................................................30 NCAA DIVISION I FCS ..................................................................................44 OSF HEALTH CARE.......................................................................................100 PARKWAY AUTO LAUNDRY.....................................................................34 PODS .........................................................................................................................42 PRAIRIE LAND GOLF AND UTILITY CARS .....................................87 PRENZLER OUTDOOR....................................................................................97 PUB II......................................................................................................................101 REDBIRD WHEEL CLUB .......................................................................92-93 RK DIXON..............................................................................................................85 SCHNACK CHIROPRACTIC CENTER.....................................................81 SCHOONER’S .......................................................................................................48 SIGN-A-RAMA .....................................................................................................30 SMOKER’S CHOICE..........................................................................................76 SPREAD THE RED BUSINESS PARTNERS .....................................99 SPREAD THE RED MERCHANDISE .............................................48, 70 STARCREST CLEANERS .............................................................................26 STARPLEX CINEMAS ....................................................................................26 STATE FARM ......................................................................................................72 TACO BELL ...........................................................................................................80 TARVIN’S CULLIGAN WATER CONDITIONING.............................50 THE REDBIRD CLUB (TRC) ......................................................................104 TIMES PAST INN .............................................................................................85 UNIVERSITY SPORTS PUBLICATION ........................................ 89, 94 UPPER LIMITS ...................................................................................................20 WBNQ........................................................................................................................81 WJBC........................................................................................................................BC WEIBRING GOLF CLUB ....................................................................................7 WESTMINSTER VILLAGE ..........................................................................42 YOUNG AMERICA REALTY, INC. ............................................................61 YOUNG TRC.........................................................................................................101

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Traditions

MASCOT

FIGHT SONG

NICKNAME/COLORS

“Go you Redbirds onto battle! Fight for ISU. Raise the banner, Red and White; to this emblem we’ll be true. So let us cheer the Redbirds on to victory! Every voice proclaim: “We’ve got the fight! We’ve got the might! Let’s win this game.” The fight song was written by Kenyon S. Fletcher, formerly a teacher in industrial technology, and apparently the band director. It is believed he composed the song in 1932.

Illinois State’s mascot is Reggie Redbird, a student in costume. Reggie was named in 1980 after a contest among Junior Redbird Club Members. The suit was donated by Rick Percy, general manager of Clemens and Associates Insurance and a longtime member of the Redbird Club.

In 1923, athletics director Clifford E. “Pop” Horton and Pantagraph sports editor Fred Young collaborated to change the nickname from “Teachers.” Horton wanted “Cardinals” because the colors were cardinal and white (set in 1895-96). Young changed the nickname to avoid confusion with the St. Louis Cardinals. Current logos are black, Pantone 186 (red), Pantone 108 (yellow) and white. Coincidentally, the cardinal is Illinois’ state bird.

ALMA MATER

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“Glory hast thou, might and power; proud the halls of ISU. Deeds that live in song and story, loyal sons and daughters true. So shalt thou in years increasing send thy grads of honest worth, forth to bear with zeal unceasing wisdom’s torch’s throughout the earth.” The lyrics were written in 1926 by faculty members Wanda Neiswanger and Jennie Whitten as a homecoming song. It is a derivation of “Normal Loyalty” which was written by Gussie Schneider, class of 1914. The original sheet music was rediscovered in an antique shop in San Francisco in 1981. It was returned by Marcia Reid, an ISU alumna. Reid’s sister, Dr. Jane Chapmen-Gallon of Denver, Colo., found the music while on vacation.

THE BATTLE BIRD

Before each athletic competition, Illinois State student-athletes touch “The Battle Bird,” a likeness of the Redbird logo. The ceremony signifies a dedication to Illinois State and a common bond to the school’s other studentathletes, past and present. The sculpture was created by ISU alum and Bloomington resident Rick Harney and was unvelied Oct. 21, 2000, before the Redbirds hosted Prairie View A&M in football.

THE WALK OF CHAMPIONS

In August, new Redbird student-athletes take a torch-guided tour through some of the historic landmarks to learn the proud heritage of Illinois State, athletically and beyond. The culmination of the evening is when the new Redbirds receive half of a medallion. They receive the other half on the night of their senior banquet. The inscription on the medallion, which also features the Redbird logo, is a phrase from the fight song, “To this emblem we’ll be true.”

Spirit BIG RED MARCHING MACHINE

The Big Red Marching Machine, Illinois State University spirit squad and the Redline Express dancers entertain crowds throughout most Illinois State athletic events. The Illinois State University marching band, “The Big Red Marching Machine,” is one of the premier marching bands in the country. The “BRMM” performs at all home football games and has performed in events across the United States and Europe, including an appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. “Big Red” is also a featured performer at the Music for All Marching Band Regional and Grand National Championships. The band annually produces a professional compact disc and DVD that is available on the Big Red Marching Machine Web site at www.isubands.org. The Illinois State University Pep Bands provide spirit and enthusiasm at all men’s and women’s home basketball games and volleyball matches, as well as various other events on campus and in the community.

REDLINE EXPRESS DANCERS

The Redline Express, the dance team under the direction of the Big Red Marching Machine, also performs at all home football games, men’s and women’s basketball games and volleyball matches.

SPIRIT SQUAD

The spirit squad, which receives no scholarship money, is traditionally one of the best in the nation. After a third-place performance at the national competition in 2001, the Redbird cheerleading squad placed second in the country in 2002. The group performs at all of the Redbird home games for football, basketball and volleyball.

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University President

Al Bowman became Illinois State University’s 17th president on March 1, 2004, after serving one year as interim president. Bowman received a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology from Augustana College and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Eastern Illinois University. He chose the University of Illinois-Urbana for his graduate work, completing a Ph.D. in speech and hearing science. Bowman was a staff speech pathologist at Veterans Administration Hospital in Danville prior to joining Illinois State in 1978 as a faculty member in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. He was appointed chairperson of the department in 1994 and held the position for eight years, while also serving as director of the Down Syndrome Speech-Language Clinic and continuing to teach a course each semester. Under Bowman’s leadership the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, now the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, was awarded accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American SpeechLanguage Hearing Association, faculty and staff scholarly productivity doubled, and the master’s program rose in prestige to its current ranking as No. 1 in Illinois. A doctoral program in audiology was added to the program during Bowman’s presidency, one of

You don’t win at this level or any level without great

only five in the State of Illinois. In 2007, Bowman was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In the 2002-2003 academic year, Bowman left the chair’s position to serve as Illinois State’s interim provost. He served as interim president of Illinois State from June of 2003 until he was named president in March of 2004. After being named president, Bowman instituted a salary enhancement plan in September 2005 to close the gap with peer institution salaries in order to recruit and retain high quality faculty and staff at Illinois State University. More than $2 million has gone into that initiative even though Illinois State has seen a major downward shift in state appropriations for higher education. Bowman also pursued funding for the renovation of the now 50-year old Schroeder Hall, a $17.5 million project which was completed in January 2005. He was instrumental in completing Illinois State University’s first comprehensive campaign, Redefining “normal,” which raised more than $96 million to enhance Illinois State’s position in higher education. In 2007, Bowman was instrumental in gaining approval for a new $49.1 million Student Fitness and Kinesiology and Recreation Center that will open in 2010. An avid outdoorsman, Bowman enjoys mountain climbing, hiking, skiing, and runs five miles daily. His wife, Linda (Althoff), completed undergraduate and master’s degrees at Illinois State. She is the graduate program advisor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Their daughter Natalie is a student in the University Laboratory Schools, and daughter Laura is a student at Illinois State University.

support. I’ve been impressed with both Dr. Bowman and Dr. Zenger.

They’re rock stars in my opinion with the way they run this university - its tremendous. The support has been awesome. We have the resources to go out and hire a great staff. It’s in the plans to renovate the stadium and I am confident and trusting that will get done in the next few years. We have to do our part, that is to win been very impressed.

DR. SHEAHON ZENGER Director of Athletics

The Dr. Sheahon Zenger (pronounced SHAY-un) era will be remembered as a renaissance era for Illinois State Athletics. Positive change continues to sweep across the department, as Zenger enters his fifth year as the Illinois State Director of Athletics. Fundraising is on the rise, with a 65-percent growth in Redbird Club memberships since his arrival. Capital projects are also booming, as progress has been made on each of the projects mentioned in the Redbird Renaissance, a vision for Redbird Athletics that was materialized by Zenger prior to his second year at ISU. One of the key components of the Redbird Renaissance piece was the Illinois State Baseball Stadium at Duffy Bass Field, which was officially dedicated in May 2009 to culminate the completion of the $3.5 million project. With experiences as a teacher, coach, fundraiser and administrator, Zenger brought a plan to Illinois State, and with the help of the head coaches and administrative staff, personalized that strategic plan for Redbird Athletics. As a result, the athletics department has seen record-high grade-point averages (GPA) in each of the last three years, including a school-best, department-wide 3.13 GPA in spring 2009. ISU student-athletes have also contributed more than 2,000 hours of community service in each of the last four years. The final rebirth of ISU Athletics occurred in May 2008, when the Redbirds were deemed the Missouri Valley Conference All-Sports Champions, an honor that Illinois State hasn’t held since 2000-01. The Redbirds followed that effort with a solid second-place showing during the 2008-09 season. Since Zenger’s arrival at ISU, the department secured a five-year contract with Nike, the world’s leading supplier in athletic apparel and equipment, and has been bombarding the Central Illinois region with a campaign centered on the award-winning marketing campaign “Spread the Red.” Zenger has also witnessed record-setting attendance figures in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball, while having 11 Redbird teams advance to postseason play. From 2002-05, prior to joining Illinois State, Zenger was the associate athletics director for development at Kansas State. Zenger helped KSU initiate important development strategies as assistant athletics director for major gifts in 2001-02. He accepted that post after a year in the KSU College

games. Everything here is very nice, and I’ve

University Leaders

DR. AL BOWMAN

- ISU head coach Brock Spack

of Business, raising more than $2 million and restructuring its development program with research and planning. All that administrative and fund-raising experience came as an outgrowth of his passion for coaching – his career goal starting at age 9. Zenger’s football coaching career began in 1987 at Manhattan (Kan.) High School, a few months before he received his bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education from Kansas State. Zenger’s first college football coaching job came the following year at Drake, before he returned to his alma mater in 1989. At age 23, Zenger was one of the nation’s youngest full-time football staff members when he started at Kansas State, serving on head coach Bill Snyder’s staff in key roles as assistant recruiting coordinator and director of football operations. Zenger completed his master’s degree in journalism and mass communication (1992) while helping Snyder transform a Wildcat football program that had struggled for decades, into one of college football’s elite. That football success served as a foundation for Kansas State’s rise to Big 12 Conference prominence across the board. From 1993-95, Zenger served the coaching profession as editor of American Football Quarterly, a magazine for coaches. As he completed his studies for a Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership at Kansas (1996), he contributed communications and special projects support to the office of the executive vice-chancellor, while strengthening his understanding of university leadership at the highest levels. After earning his doctorate, Zenger’s next challenge was as recruiting coordinator for the brand new NCAA Division I football program at the University of South Florida in 1996. A year later, he moved to the University of Wyoming football staff as recruiting coordinator and rose to assistant head coach by 1998, which was one of his personal crowning moments of his career. A published author and researcher, Zenger served for three years with the NCAA Division I Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement and he is beginning his first year on three separate NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Division committees. He serves as the Missouri Valley Football Conference Representative to the NCAA FCS Football Committee and to the Central Regional Advisory Committee to the NCAA FCS Committee, while also being a member of the Executive Committee of NACDA’s Division I FCS Athletic Directors Association. Zenger is also a member of many professional and university organizations, including the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the National Association of Athletic Development Directors, that American Football Coaches Association and the Association for the Study of Higher Education. The Hays, Kan., native is married to the former Pam McAnarney. The couple has three children: Luke (12), Abby (10) and Jake (8).

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Trustees

JAY BERGMAN

JOANNE MAITLAND

Jay Bergman, a Joliet, Ill., resident, is president and CEO of Petco Petroleum Corporation in Hinsdale, Ill. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Illinois State University in 1970. Bergman is also chairman of the Board of American Heartland Bank and Trust Company, a Chicago-area bank.

Joanne E. Maitland is the Retired Assistant Finance Manager for the City of Bloomington Township. She is presently serving as president of the McLean County Board of Health and is a member of the McLean County Extension Foundation Board. She was the former president of the United Way of McLean County and was a Board Member of United Way of Illinois, along with serving in various other community functions.

ANNE DAVIS Anne Davis received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Illinois State University in 1964 and served as a teacher in Harvey, Ill., from 1964-1999. Davis earned her master’s degree in counseling from Governors State University in 1976, and was inducted into Who’s Who in Teaching in 1988. She became president of the Illinois Education in 1999, where she served until 2005. In 2004, Davis was elected to the University’s College of Education Alumni Hall of Fame.

BOB DOBSKI Bloomington, Ill., business owner Bob Dobski was appointed to the Illinois State University Board of Trustees in July 2008. Dobski and his spouse, Julie, own eight BloomingtonNormal McDonald’s Restaurant franchises and the Little Jewel Learning Center. A 1969 graduate of DePaul, Dobski was also president of the Peoria-Bloomington McDonald’s Co-op, a member of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Executive Board and vice chair of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Board in Springfield, Ill.

BETTY KINSER Betty Kinser retired from Illinois State in August 2005, as assistant to the director of the School of Art. During her University career she also served as an instructor and advisor. Before coming to Illinois State, she taught at the elementary, secondary and community college levels. Kinser earned her bachelor’s degree in art education in 1973 and her master’s degree in art education in 1975, both from Illinois State. In 1999, Kinser received the Herb Sanders Award for Outstanding Advising.

MICHAEL MCCUSKEY Board Chair

Michael McCuskey received a B.S. in education from Illinois State University in 1970. White a student at ISU, he was a member of the 1969 NCAA College Division baseball championship team. ISU honored Judge McCuskey on Feb. 20, 2003, by awarding him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1975. Judge McCuskey currently sits in the United States District Courth House in Urbana, Ill. He became Chief Judge of the Central District of Illinois on Dec. 14, 2004.

GENO BAGNUOLO Student Trustee

Geno Bagnuolo is a senior business management major from Bolingbrook, Ill. During his time at Illinois State, Bagnuolo have been active with the Preview program, which helps first-year ISU students orientate themselves with both their new surroundings and new classmates.

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LARRY LYONS

Administration

Executive Associate Athletics Director Larry Lyons, C.P.A., is in his 23rd year at Illinois State. He oversees business operations, facility operations and the Weibring Golf Club, supervises athletic training, athletic equipment and strength and conditioning, and provides administrative leadership for men’s and women’s golf and baseball. In addition, Lyons also assists ISU Director of Athletics Dr. Sheahon Zenger in the administration of both Redbird men’s basketball and football. Last year, Lyons managed the conceptual, design and construction stages of the Illinois State Baseball Stadium at Duffy Bass Field. The Illinois State alumnus, who also has a degree from Illinois, serves as the athletics department’s liaison to the university for human resources, administrative and fee-related projects. In addition, he is a campus representative on the Illinois State Foundation Board of Directors. Lyons and his wife, Maureen, have two children: Matt and Kristin.

LEANNA BORDNER Sr. Associate Athletics Director/SWA

Leanna Bordner is in her 17th year on the Illinois State staff. She became the event manager in 1993, and then became marketing director two years later. She was promoted to assistant athletics director in 1997 and Senior Women’s Administrator in 2002. Under Bordner’s direction, ISU’s marketing division experienced significant growth, as did the department’s sales revenues. In her current position, Bordner directly supervises twelve sports and handles day-to-day operations for two others. In addition, she serves as the department liaison to the Missouri Valley Conference office; is a member of the MVC Officiating, Marketing and Conference Relations Committee and chairs the MVC Women’s Basketball Marketing Committee. Bordner serves on the Preview Committee, Athletic Council Gender Equity Committee and Homecoming Steering Committee, while chairing the Internal Homecoming Committee. In the community, Bordner serves on the Red Cross Board; the McLean County Chamber Board and the Chamber Government Affairs Committee; the BNACVB Sports Commission Board; is the chair of the Red Cross Evening of Stars Program Committee; and belongs to the Bloomington Kiwanis and is the Food Chair of the Camp Limberlost Committee. Previously, Bordner spent eight seasons as an assistant basketball coach at Michigan State, part of a 16-year coaching career. Bordner received a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State in 1977 and a master’s degree from Indiana in 1979. While at MSU, she lettered in field hockey, basketball and softball.

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Sr. Associate Athletics Director/External Affairs Aaron Leetch arrived at Illinois State in 2005 as a successful athletics fundraiser, and during his time, TRC has had a 65-percent growth in membership and raised nearly $675,000 in new annual revenue. In addition to spearheading Illinois State’s development efforts, Leetch oversees marketing, corporate sponsorships and ticketing. Total revenue from these combined units has increased by 143 percent during Leetch’s tenure. The Texas native began his career in the respected Baylor Athletics Development program, registering huge increases in memberships and revenues for annual giving. At Arkansas State from 2003-05, he helped recruit and train more than 75 volunteers from around the state, which led to an 83-percent growth in

membership and a 40-percent growth of total fund-raising revenues. The 1999 graduate of Tennessee Temple earned his master’s degree in sport management from Baylor in 2001. He and his wife, Lindsay, have a daughter, Avery, and reside in Normal, Ill.

JANE FULTON

Associate Athletics Director/Academics & Life Skills Since 1992, Jane Fulton has helped academic support services produce a graduation rate for student-athletes of more than 80 percent. During her tenure, 19 Redbird student-athletes have earned Bone Scholarships, the highest academic honor on campus, and 26 different student-athletes have received academic All-America honors. She also supervises the Life Skills program and is the department’s liaison to the Student-Athlete Advisory Council. The former assistant softball coach at Illinois State has a bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois and a master’s degree from Eastern Illinois. She and her husband, Steve, live in Carlock, Ill.

CINDY HARRIS

Associate Athletics Director/Compliance Former Redbird volleyball star Cindy Harris is in her 11th year at her alma mater as associate athletics director for compliance. Harris oversees all aspects of the athletics department’s compliance efforts, including review of all eligibility and financial aid matters for 19 sports and approximately 400 student-athletes. In addition, she is responsible for the data collection and submission of Illinois State’s NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Graduation Success Rate (GSR) reports. She formerly served as a liaison to the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee, and served a four-year stint on the NCAA Division I Satisfactory-Progress Waivers Committee. Before returning to ISU, Harris was an associate commissioner for the Mid-Continent Conference, where, in addition to compliance, she coordinated the league’s championship program. A successful college volleyball coach, Harris served as an assistant at both Utah and Penn State before moving on to the head coaching position at Valparaiso, where she was named the Mid-Continent Conference Coach of the Year in 1991. Harris is a 1984 graduate of Illinois State and received her master’s degree from Utah. A native of Buffalo, Ill., Harris has a son, Neil.

DOUG BANKS

Associate Athletics Director/Development Doug Banks enters his fifth year at Illinois State. Banks oversees annual giving, through The Redbird Club, as well as other daily functions in the development office. The Redbird Club has seen a 65-percent growth in membership and a 60-percent increase in revenue generated since 2005. Before arriving at Illinois State, Banks served as the assistant director of development at Kansas State Athletics from 1999-2004. At K-State, membership numbers and total fund-raising revenues to the Ahearn Scholarship Fund increased by over 60 percent. The native of Imperial, Neb., Banks graduated from Nebraska-Kearney in 1990, and was a member of the Loper football team. Banks returned to his alma mater and earned his master’s degree from UNK in the fall 1999, and served as a graduate assistant on the UNK football staff.

Associate Athletics Director/Media Relations Todd Kober returned to Illinois State in 2001 to lead the department where he served as a student assistant, graduate assistant and assistant director from 1995-2000. In 2000-01, he was assistant sports information director at Rice. Since his return to Illinois State, Kober continues to institute leadership and training programs for staff, enhance Illinois State’s Web site, GoRedbirds.com, increase ISU Athletics’ social media presence, elevate office technology and handle the department’s television and radio networks. An award-winning publications editor, Kober leads Illinois State’s publicity, publications and information support efforts for all 19 sports. He and his wife, Susan, an Illinois State alumna, reside in Normal, Ill., and have a daughter, Anna (4), and a son, Halas (2).

BETHANY BUCHOLTZ

Assistant Athletics Director/Ticket Operations Bucholtz, a native of Camp Point, Ill., enters her second year overseeing Illinois State’s ticketing operation, after serving as the Redbirds’ assistant ticket manager from 2001-02. After working as the assistant at ISU, Bucholtz worked in a similar role at Iowa, before spending the last five years as the assistant ticket manager at Illinois. With the Illini, Bucholtz worked consistently with the Paciolan Ticketing System, which Illinois State Athletics also uses. She also assisted in the supervision of the staff, while overseeing the game-day ticketing operations for volleyball, soccer, men’s and women’s gymnastics, baseball and men’s tennis. She was also heavily involved in the ticketing for Illinois football and men’s basketball games, including the 2005 Final Four and the 2008 Rose Bowl game. Bucholtz earned her bachelor’s degree in 1999, from Illinois-Springfield, and acquired her master’s degree in 2002, from Illinois State. She and her husband, Scott, reside in Normal, Ill.

ROHRK CUTCHLOW

Assistant Athletics Director/Sport Performance Upon his arrival on Illinois State’s campus in November 2003, Rohrk Cutchlow assisted in the design of the Owen Strength and Conditioning Center in Redbird Arena. Since then, the state-of-the-art facility, coupled with Cutchlow’s commitment, skill and experience, has Redbird student-athletes performing at the highest possible level. In 2006, Cutchlow was one of five finalists for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) College Strength Coach of the Year Award. Prior to Illinois State, Cutchlow was the head strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports at Iowa State, where he was in charge of 16 Olympic sports, including men’s basketball. While at Iowa State, Cutchlow earned a master’s degree in education in 2001. He also worked with professional baseball players for the Iowa Cubs for two seasons. A native of Littleport, Iowa, Cutchlow has National Strength and Conditioning Association certification. He also has club coach certification through USA weightlifting and is a member of the Black Coaches Association. A 1999 graduate of the University of Memphis, he was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter for the Tiger baseball team. Cutchlow resides with Cecilia Olivares and their daughter, Memphis (7), and son, Grayson (3), in Normal, Ill.

PEYTON DETERDING

Assistant Athletics Director/Facilities & Operations Peyton Deterding begins his third season at Illinois State, where he oversees the facilities and game operations for all athletic venues and contests. Deterding joined the ISU staff after a three-year stint at Northern Illinois, where he served as the Huskies’ event manager and football travel coordinator. Prior to working at NIU, the Denver, Iowa, native worked a season at Virginia as the facility and event coordinator. With the Cavaliers, Deterding supervised game operations and served as tournament director for NCAA Men’s Soccer and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Field Hockey Championships. His athletics career began in August 1994, when he started his first of three seasons as a basketball manager at Northern Iowa. A 1998 graduate of Northern Iowa, Deterding completed his master’s degree in exercise and sport science from Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2002. He and his wife, Nikki, reside in Bloomington, Ill.

Administration

TODD KOBER

BRAD LEDFORD

Assistant Athletics Director/Marketing & Promotions Brad Ledford enters his sixth season at Illinois State. With the Redbirds, Ledford spearheads the ISU marketing effort by developing and implementing the marketing plan, overseeing the sales and sponsorship opportunities and managing components of game-day atmosphere at Redbird Athletics events. Efforts of the athletics marketing department over recent years have assisted in increasing student attendance and involvement; increasing average attendances and setting individual game attendance highs for several sports; improving game atmosphere, presentation and video-board production; and expanding sales inventory. Prior to joining the ISU staff, Ledford worked two years as the marketing and promotions coordinator at Eastern Kentucky. Before becoming the coordinator, he also worked as an intern in the Colonels marketing office, as well as with the Nashville Sounds professional baseball team. Ledford earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in sports management from Eastern Kentucky. He resides in Normal, Ill.

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The Redbird Club

CASEY GORRELL // OLATHE, KAN.

DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING EDUCATION ‘09 D

// ABOUT THE REDBIRD CLUB The Redbird Club (TRC) Board of Directors’ primary focus is to help raise funds for the athletics department, more specifically, student-athlete scholarships. Continually growing, the TRC membership is vital to the student-athlete success at Illinois State. The TRC Board also serves as a liaison between TRC donors and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The board’s leadership and counsel are instrumental in the continued growth and enhancement of the athletics program. Join the Redbird Club today! Call (309) 438-3803 for more information.

JACK CURRIN

JEFF FRITZEN

Executive Board

Executive Board

SHARON HEATON Executive Board

MIKE O’GRADY Executive Board

ANDREW BUTLER

MIKE CUSHING

MARTA EYNATTEN

JERRY KERBER

ED NEAVES

DR. EDWARD PEGG

RICK J. PERCY

DARIN SHRADER.

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CRAIG OLMSTEAD Executive Board

// METHODS OF GIVING

// MEMBERSHIP LEVELS & BENEFITS

CASH GIFTS: Direct contribution in the form of cash or check. Checks should be made payable to The Redbird Club.

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($10,000+)

Discover and American Express.

ENDOWMENTS: Ensure perpetual scholarship aid by establishing an endowment in your name, or to honor someone special to you. GIFTS IN KIND: Provided in the form of goods and services in lieu of cash gifts, these must represent items that would be a savings to the athletics budget. Approval must be granted by the Director of Athletics. GIFTS OF STOCK: Many donors choose to make gifts in the form of common stock, or other securities that have appreciated in value. In such cases, donors may realize substantial tax advantages.

PLANNED GIFTS: Includes bequests, gift annuities, charitable trusts, life insurance and gifts of property that will provide benefit to the donor, as well as support for the Athletics Department.

MATCHING GIFTS: If you or your spouse are employed by one of the more than one thousand companies that have a matching gift program, you have the opportunity to boost your support for Illinois State athletics. Due to changes in IRS tax regulations, most companies will match only the tax deductible portion of the contribution. As of Jan. 1, 1999, donors may not use the matched portion to meet the minimum gift level requirements to seating purposes. TAX INFORMATION: According to the Internal Revenue Code, Section 170(m), a contribution associated with the privilege of purchasing season tickets for men’s basketball and football is deductible as a charitable contribution of 80 percent of the adjusted gift. It is prudent to always consult with your tax advisor when determining the deductibility of gifts to The Redbird Club. For more information on The Redbird Club membership, call (309) 4383803 or e-mail Annie Campbell at amcampb@ilstu.edu.

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Ruebush Endowment // GORDON AWARDED REUBUSH ENDOWMENT Possessing all the characteristics desired by head coach Brock Spack in an Illinois State football player, Redbird sophomore running back Cliffton Gordon was named as recipient of the W.E. Ruebush Endowed Scholarship for the 2009-10 academic year. The W.E. Ruebush (REW-bush) Endowed Scholarship is named for the former Illinois State football team captain in 1932. Ruebush, who died in 1991, lettered four years as a center on the Redbird football team, before graduating in 1932. He also lettered two seasons in baseball and basketball and was active in the Gamma Phi Circus, the “N” Club, band and orchestra, Commerce Club, Varsity Club and the Philadelphian Debate Society. DONATE ONLINE “Cliffton means a lot to our team and plays an important role,” said Spack. “He had a great spring, both in the classroom and out on the field during practice, and also worked extremely hard in the weight room. Cliffton is one of the players we never have to worry about off the field, because we know he works hard, gets good grades and is a great person all-around.” Gordon hails from Chicago Heights, Ill., and is a product of Marian Catholic High School. He played in all 11 games for ISU in 2008 as a redshirt freshman and totaled 102 yards on 20 carries for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. His best performance of the year came at Indiana State, when he rushed for 61 yards on nine attempts, which included a career-long 16-yard rush. Gordon carries a 3.24 grade-point average (GPA), while majoring in business administration. For his efforts in the classroom, he has been named to the AFNI Honor Roll in three of his four semesters on campus. “It’s a great honor to be the recipient of this year’s Ruebush Scholarship,” said Gordon. “My mom always told me that being a student comes first and being an athlete comes second. So, I try to live up to those words and work hard in the classroom. I know that all the hard work in class will pay off on the field, and I work hard every day to fulfill that goal.” The Ruebush endowed scholarship is presented annually to a Redbird football player who carries at least a 3.2 GPA. The scholarship was established on October 22, 2005, by the W.E. Ruebush Foundation, which was funded to provide journalism and athletic scholarships. In addition to the scholarship at Illinois State, the foundation has also funded higher education awards at Iowa and Florida. The W.E. Ruebush Endowed Scholarship is one of 23 endowed scholarships available to Illinois State student-athletes funded by private donors. It is also one of eight fully endowed scholarships in athletics and the only one dedicated to football. For more information about supporting this, or any other Illinois State University endowment scholarships, call The Redbird Club office at (309) 438-3803.

// ISU POINTS OF PRIDE • ISU Athletics set a record with a departmentwide 3.13 grade-point-average during the spring 2009 semester. • For the second-straight year, Illinois State finished in the top-5 in 16 of the 17 sports in which it sponsors-the highest percentage of topfive finishers in league history. • The Redbird women’s golf team won its Valley best 10th league title in 2009, while Stacey Miller won individual medalist honors and Darby Sligh earned Valley Coach of the Year for the second-straight season. • The Redbirds have finished in the top-five of the Valley’s All-Sports race for 27-straight years, including a second-place effort in 2009. • ISU has finished first, second or third in the Valley All-Sports Trophy standing in 17 of the past 19 seasons. • A total of 230 Redbird student-athletes earned AFNI Athletics Honor Roll designation by earning at least a 3.00 GPA during the spring 2009 semester. Forty-four student-athletes recorded a record 4.0 GPA. • In each of the past four years, ISU studentathletes have contributed more than 2,000 hours of community service to the BloomingtonNormal area, including a school record 2,518.5 hours in 2008-09. • Since joining the Missouri Valley Conference in 1982, Illinois State has won 133 team league titles - more than any other league school during that period. • Doug Collins was the Redbirds’ first NCAA Division I men’s basketball All-American in 1971. • Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams were selected for postseason play in each of the past two seasons. • The women’s golf team was selected for postseason play in each of the last two seasons.

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// HANCOCK STADIUM

// REDBIRD PRACTICE FIELD

CAPACITY: 15,000 OPENED: 1963 OFFICIALLY DEDICATED: Sept. 28, 1963 SURFACE TYPE: FieldTurf RECENT UPGRADES: Complete turf and apron replacement (2007),

SIZE: 11,310 square-yards SURFACE TYPE: Natural Grass LOCATION: Directly north of Hancock Stadium and Horton Field House

state-of-the-art LED video board (2007).

Hancock Stadium

// KAUFMAN BUILDING

// THE LOCKER ROOM

SIZE: 16,000 square-feet OPENED: August 2000 DEDICATED: Nov. 11, 2000 FIRST FLOOR: locker room, equipment room, training room, coaches’

Some 105 oak lockers adorn the spacious Kaufman Football Building locker room. The U-shaped nature of the room means there is plenty of floor space. ISU players move about comfortably, without losing the camaraderie that comes with being part of a team.

locker room and one of two main entrances from the west side.

SECOND FLOOR: reception area, coaches offices, meeting rooms and walk-out balcony with a panoramic view of Hancock Stadium.

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Support Staff

STEVE ADAMS

Public Address Announcer

DAVE COLEE

PA Spotter/Band PA

JAN JOHNSON

Press Box Phone

LAURE BETH NAGLE

STEVE AVGERINOS

DAN BELONGIA

TED CRANE

PAUL CRAWFORD

Cheerleading Coach

Asst. Director/Athletic Study Center

MATT LYONS

Athletics Development Graduate Assistant

MARK NEWTON

Director of Bands

Facilities Crew

CHRIS MALLEN

Marketing Graduate Assistant .

BRIAN NYSTROM

Marketing Graduate Assistant

Director of Marketing

Marketing Graduate Assistant

ADAM SOUTHWICK

MELANIE SPELLMEYER

TERRY THOMPSON

SHAWN BILLO Stats Crew

CHRIS DUNFEE

BAILEY BRENNER

Marketing Graduate Assistant

STEVEN FUNKE

Equipment Graduate Assistant

Athletics Video Coordinator

PAM MERNA

JAMES MCDERMOTT

JULIE PASKA

BRICE RICHARDS

SHERRY WEST

DAVE WILLERT

Football Administrative Assistnat

Academic Advisement

Facilities Crew .

Facilities Crew

TRACIE BROWN

Director of Special Events

SARA HOGAN

Assistant Ticket Manager

ERIC NAAS

Facilities Crew

ART SIEVERS

Press Services Manager

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Facilities Crew

Ushers

Stats Crew

Director of Events/Operations

Facilities Crew

MIKE WILLIAMS

Athletic Media Relations Football Contact

Strength & Conditioning Assistant Strength Coach

CHRIS CARTER

Graduate Assistant

JIM COURETAS

JOSH EARLEYWINE

COLE ENDRES

CHASE MADISON

MATT MARIANI

Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant

Intern

// ABOUT STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING The goal of Redbird strength and conditioning is easy to describe: getting student-athletes from all sports physically prepared for peak performance. The journey for each student-athlete is more specialized, as head strength and conditioning coach Rohrk Cutchlow and his staff design specific programs to help address specific needs. With proven methods and exciting new resources available, Redbird strength and conditioning is committed to: • creating individualized programs to enhance physical preparation of student-athletes in all 19 sports with sport-specific, position-specific plans focused on individual needs. • developing an energetic atmosphere in which all student-athletes can strive to meet goals to enhance individual performance and contribute to team championships. • utilizing the spacious, high-tech, 9,200-squarefoot Richard and Fran Owen Strength and Conditioning Center. • maintaining high standards of accountability, responsibility and intensity during training so student-athletes and staff can realize their maximum potential.

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// FOOTBALL ATHLETIC TRAINING Redbird athletes benefit from an experienced athletic training staff, topnotch doctors and Illinois State’s excellent undergraduate athletics training program, which has full accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The quality of those athletic-training students is outstanding under the direction of Dr. Kevin Laudner and Dr. A.J. Hansen. The department has a wide range of local medical care providers at its disposal, including physicians at Illinois State’s Health Services, whose building is one block from Illinois State’s athletic venues.

JOE WHITSON

RYAN DAVIS

Head Football Athletic Trainer

JACOB POPE

Athletic Training Graduate Assistant

Athletic Training Graduate Assistant

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Chiropractic

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ISU Student Health Services

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Head Coach

BROCK SPACK HEAD COACH // FIRST SEASON AT ISU

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When Brock Spack was named the 20th head coach in Illinois State football history Dec. 17, 2008, it did not just mark the beginning of a new era in Redbird football, it signaled the beginning of an entirely new belief system for the type of football program that Illinois State could field, year-in and year-out. Spack, who was the former defensive coordinator at NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and Big Ten Conference member Purdue, brought with him a belief that Illinois State football was a “sleeping giant” – a program that had all of the tools and resources to be a powerhouse in NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) football, but was lacking the bravado and the foresight to see itself that way. After just a short while on the job, it appears that Spack is doing everything he can to change that image. In comes Spack, who was the former defensive coordinator at Purdue – a man who spent 12 seasons molding Purdue’s defenses into some of the best in the nation, and in the process, helped lead the Boilermakers to unprecedented success, something he plans to do at Illinois State. “I’ve been part of championships in the past,” said Spack. “I plan on being part of championships in the future. Winning championships and graduating student-athletes will be our primary focus (at Illinois State).” Spack didn’t mince words during the media conference to announce his hiring. He laid out his plans for the Redbird football team, plain and simple: “We are here to win championships. Period." In doing so, Spack helped turn a page for Illinois State football during a period of unprecedented growth and success for Redbird Athletics. With many ISU sports already competing as the best in the Missouri Valley Conference, Spack sees no reason why Redbird football can’t be the No. 1 team in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. “I always thought of Illinois State as a sleeping giant,” said Spack. “I think it’s time to wake this giant up.” Looking for someone to bring Redbird football into an era of growth and success that is on par with the rest of ISU’s athletic programs, Illinois State Director of Athletics Dr. Sheahon Zenger searched the nation for a head coach that had the skills and coaching knowledge to lead a team to greatness, but also had the foresight to see past just one year of success, and look toward the overall future health of the program. “Brock Spack brings an intensity to Redbird football that matches the commitment that Illinois State University has made to achieving excellence, both on-and-off the field of play,” said Zenger. “When we

began the process of searching for a new head football coach, we established a list of seven criteria that we were looking for in a head coach, and Coach Spack exceeded each of those expectations. I expect his blue-collar, no-nonsense approach to football to set the tone for our program for years to come. “Coach Spack is well known throughout the nation for being a relentless recruiter and a tough-minded coach who establishes great relationships with his players. He was one of the most respected football coaches in the Big Ten Conference, not only for his defensive expertise and recruiting ability, but also for his loyalty to the institutions for which he has worked. Coach Spack is unique, in that he’s a defensive coach that wants to run a wide-open offense, which is exactly what we were looking to bring to Illinois State.” Spack comes to Illinois State following 12 seasons as the defensive coordinator at Purdue, where he guided the Boilermakers to the top-ranked defense in the Big Ten Conference in 2002 and the 13thbest defense in the nation in 2003. He coached in 11 bowl games while at Purdue, including a Rose Bowl appearance in 2001. From 2000 to 2004, the Purdue defense became one of the stingiest units in the Big Ten. The Boilermakers were tops in total defense in 2002 (317.2 yards per game) – the first time they had been No. 1 since 1967 – after ranking third in 2000 and 2001. They were third in 2003, as well, and ranked 13th nationally. As defensive coordinator at Wyoming in 1995 and 1996, Spack recharged the defense, which improved from fifth to second in total defense in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). The Cowboys topped the WAC in sacks during his two years, including a schoolrecord 46 in 1996. Spack was Purdue’s inside linebackers coach from 1991 to 1994 and was a graduate assistant coach for the Boilermakers in 1984 and 1985. From 1987 to 1990, Spack was an assistant coach at Eastern Illinois (linebackers/defensive line/recruiting coordinator) and in 1986, was at Wabash College (defensive line/strength coach). Spack graduated from Purdue in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in social studies. He earned a master’s degree in physical education from Eastern Illinois in 1990. Spack played linebacker for the Boilermakers from 1980-83, earning first-team All-Big Ten and honorable mention All-America honors as a sophomore. He was a three-year starter and currently ranks fifth on the Boilermakers’ career tackles list with 384. A native of Rockford, Ill., Spack (born Jan. 5, 1962) and his wife, Aimee, have two children, Alicia and Brent.

BROCK SPACK Head Coach

PERSONAL Year at Illinois State: First year Date of Birth: Jan. 5, 1962 Hometown: Rockford, Ill. Spouse: Aimee Children: Alicia and Brent

EDUCATION

Head Coach

// THE SPACK FILE

Purdue University (1984), B.S. social studies; Eastern Illinois (1990), M.S. physical education

PLAYING EXPERIENCE Purdue University, Linebacker (1980-83)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2009-present ........................... Illinois State, Head Coach 1997-2008 ....................... Purdue, Defensive Coordinator 1995-96 ..................................Wyoming, Assistant Coach 1991-94 ..................................... Purdue, Assistant Coach 1987-90 ......................... Eastern Illinois, Assistant Coach 1986............................ Wabash College, Assistant Coach 1984-85 ..................... Purdue, Graduate Assistant Coach

// WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT SPACK Joe Tiller, former head football coach at Purdue University “Brock is certainly ready to be a head coach. He’s a no-nonsense, high-intensity guy who has a great passion for the sport of football. He also has great compassion for people. The defenses that he has coached were really the stability point for Purdue throughout his time as one of my assistants, even though we were known more as an offensive team. Illinois State is getting a very good coach in Brock Spack.” Kirk Ferentz, head football coach at the University of Iowa “I’ve admired Brock’s work for many years now. He was a very good football player for Purdue. More recently, I’ve had great admiration for what he has done with the Purdue defensive unit. I think Brock Spack is an outstanding coach, and he’ll do an outstanding job at Illinois State.” Lloyd Carr, former head football coach at the University of Michigan “Brock has a great background in college football. He is a bright guy and works very hard. You talk to the guys that he’s coached and they would tell you that they respect him, like him and enjoyed playing for him. His background as an outstanding linebacker and coach in the Big Ten has prepared him to be Illinois State’s head football coach.” Barry Alvarez, former head football coach at the University of Wisconsin “Brock Spack is a great hire for Illinois State and its football program. Brock was a highly respected coach in the Big Ten Conference, a terrific defensive coordinator and relates well to both student-athletes and fellow coaches.” Rosevelt Colvin, New England Patriots linebacker and former Purdue University linebacker “I played a couple of years under Coach Spack, and what I saw from him was a passion for football, a passion for winning and definitely an ability to motivate his players to be their best, both on-and-off the field. I’m sure he will bring a fiery spirit to the Illinois State football program. Coach Spack holds himself in the highest regard, and I’m sure he will be a great asset to Illinois State football.”

BOWL GAMES COACHED IN (11)

2007......................................................... Motor City Bowl 2006.................................................Champs Sports Bowl 2004................................................................... Sun Bowl 2004.......................................................Capital One Bowl 2002................................................................... Sun Bowl 2001................................................................... Sun Bowl 2001................................................................. Rose Bowl 2000............................................................ Outback Bowl 1998............................................................... Alamo Bowl 1997............................................................... Alamo Bowl 1984............................................................... Peach Bowl

BOWL GAMES PLAYED IN (1)

1980...............................................................Liberty Bowl

HIGHLIGHTS AT PURDUE • Named one of the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision’s (FBS) top linebacker coaches by Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com in June 2008 • Led Purdue to the No. 1 defense in the Big Ten Conference in 2002 (317.2 yards per game) • Purdue’s defense ranked No. 3 in the Big Ten Conference in 2000, 2001 and 2003 • Led Purdue to the 13th-best defense in the nation at the FBS level in 2003 • Twenty-seven of Spack’s former players at Purdue went on to play in the NFL

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Assistant Coaches

JAY PETERSON

STEVE FARMER

PHIL ELMASSIAN

Assistant Head Coach Linebackers

Offensive Coordinator

Defensive Coordinator

// THE PETERSON FILE

// THE FARMER FILE

// THE ELMASSIAN FILE

PERSONAL

PERSONAL

PERSONAL

Year at Illinois State: First year Date of Birth: Feb. 6, 1962 Hometown: Hopedale, Ohio Spouse: Freda Children: Jada

Year at Illinois State: First year (third overall) Date of Birth: October 3, 1976 Hometown: Coweta, Okla. Spouse: Amy Children: Rebekah and Luke

Year at Illinois State: First year Date of Birth: April 28, 1951 Hometown: Cambridge, Mass. Spouse: Mary Children: Claire, Dylan and Olivia

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

Miami (Ohio) (1985), Elementary Education

Illinois State (1999), Physical Education

William & Mary (1974), Physical Education

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

Miami (Ohio), Running Back (1980-83)

Illinois State, Center (1997-98) Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, Center (1995-96)

William & Mary, Defensive Back (1971-73) Ferrum (Va.), Quarterback (1969-70)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

COACHING EXPERIENCE

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2009........... Illinois State, Asst. Head Coach/Linebackers 2007-08 ................ Eastern Michigan, Asst. Head Coach/ Linebackers 2004-06 ....................Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 2002-03 .............................Northwestern, Defensive Line 1999-2001 . Northwestern, Linebackers & Special Teams Summer 2001 ..............NFL-Chicago Bears, NFL Minority Coaching Internship 1991-98 ...... Miami (Ohio) Linebackers & Special Teams Summer 1997 ................ NFL-Detroit Lions, NFL Minority Coaching Internship Summer 1995 ......... NFLIndianapolis Colts, NFL Minority Coaching Internship 1990 ........... Withrow High School (Ohio), Linebackers & Special Teams 1988-89 ....Anderson High School (Ohio), Linebackers & Special Teams 1985-87 ........... Cadiz High School (Ohio), Linebackers & Special Teams

2009..........................Illinois State, Offensive Coordinator 2008............... Louisiana-Monroe, Offensive Coordinator/ Offensive Line 2007..........Louisiana-Monroe, Co-Offensive Coordinator/ Offensive Line 2004-06 ...................... Louisiana-Monroe, Offensive Line 2001-03 ............................Eastern Illinois, Offensive Line 2000............................................Illinois State, Tight Ends 1999................................Illinois State, Defensive Tackles

2009.........................Illinois State, Defensive Coordinator 2008..........Louisiana-Monroe, Co-Defensive Coordinator 2004-07 ...................................... Nebraska, Cornerbacks 2003 .......................................Purdue, Secondary Coach 2002................................... Marshall, Outside Linebacker 2001....................... West Virginia, Defensive Coordinator 2000................... Louisiana State, Defensive Coordinator 1997-99 .............................Wisconsin, Secondary Coach 1995-96 ..............Boston College, Defensive Coordinator 1993-94 ..................Virginia Tech, Defensive Coordinator 1991-92 .............................. Syracuse, Secondary Coach 1987-90 ................................. Virginia, Secondary Coach 1985-86 .........................Virginia Tech, Secondary Coach 1984...................................Minnesota, Secondary Coach 1983..............................East Carolina, Secondary Coach 1979-82 ............. Ferrum College, Defensive Coordinator 1976-78 ...........Richmond, Quarterbacks/Running Backs 1974-75 ..Williams & Mary, Quarterbacks/Running Backs

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Assistant Coaches

LAMAR CONARD

LUKE HUARD

SPENCE NOWINSKY

Defensive Backs

Quarterbacks

Defensive Line

// THE CONARD FILE

// THE HUARD FILE

// THE NOWINSKY FILE

PERSONAL

PERSONAL

PERSONAL

Year at Illinois State: First year Date of Birth: April 22, 1977 Hometown: Elkhart, Ind. Children: Lamar Jr.

Year at Illinois State: First year Date of Birth: Oct. 1, 1979 Hometown: Puyallup, Wash.

Year at Illinois State: First year Date of Birth: Sept. 9, 1971 Hometown: Hatley, Wis. Spouse: Jen Children: Thomas

EDUCATION Purdue (2000), Childhood Development and Family Studies

PLAYING EXPERIENCE Purdue, Defensive Back (1996-99)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2009.............. Illinois State, Assistant Coach/Linebackers 2008.......... Purdue, Graduate Assistant/Defensive Backs 2007............. Purdue, Graduate Assistant/Quality Control

EDUCATION North Carolina (2002), Political Science

PLAYING EXPERIENCE North Carolina, Quarterback (1998-2000)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2009............ Illinois State, Assistant Coach/Quarterbacks 2007-08 .............Washington, Graduate Assistant Coach/ Quarterbacks 2004-07 ...... Interlake High School (Wash.), Head Coach 2002-03 .......Washington High School (Wash.), Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

EDUCATION Minnesota State (1995), Human Performance

PLAYING EXPERIENCE Minnesota State, Defensive Lineman (1991-94)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2009..........Illinois State, Assistant Coach/Defensive Line 2007-08 .............. Emporia State, Associate Head Coach/ Defensive Line 2004, ‘06 .................... Minnesota State, Assistant Coach/ Defensive Line 2005.... Minnesota State, Assistant Coach/Offensive Line 2003.................... Idaho, Assistant Coach/Defensive Line 1999-2002 ........... Wisconsin, Graduate Assistant Coach/ Defensive Line 1997-99 ...... Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School (Wis.), Assistant Coach 1995-97 .. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial High School (Minn.), Assistant Coach

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Assistant Coaches

TAYLOR STUBBLEFIELD

HOLMON WIGGINS

JIM WILLIAMS

Wide Receivers

Running Backs

Tight Ends, H-Backs, Special Teams

// THE STUBBLEFIELD FILE

// THE WIGGINS FILE

// THE WILLIAMS FILE

PERSONAL

PERSONAL

PERSONAL

Year at Illinois State: First year Date of Birth: January 21, 1982 Hometown: Yakima, Wash.

Year at Illinois State: Fourth year Date of Birth: June 2, 1980 Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. Spouse: Dominique Children: Justyce, Karyn, Brooklyn

Year at Illinois State: Sixth year Date of Birth: July 12, 1968 Hometown: Altoona, Kan. Spouse: Kristi Children: Madison, Samantha, Megan

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

EDUCATION Purdue (2005), Organizational Leadership

PLAYING EXPERIENCE St. Louis Rams, (2006) Carolina Panthers, (2005) Hamilton Tiger-Cats Canadian Football League, (2005) Purdue, Wide Receiver (2000-04)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2009.........Illinois State, Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers 2008..........Eastern Michigan, Graduate Assistant Coach/ Wide Receivers 2007-08 (Spring).... Central Washington, Wide Receivers

New Mexico (2003), Psychology

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

New Mexico State (1990), Business Administration Colorado State-Pueblo (1994), Secondary Education

New Mexico, Running Back (1998-2001)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

COACHING EXPERIENCE

New Mexico State, Tight End (1988-89) Independence (Kan.) CC Linebacker (1986-87)

2006-09 ....Illinois State, Assistant Coach/Running Backs 2005-06 ........................New Mexico, Graduate Assistant 2003-05 ...........................New Mexico, Student Assistant

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2009........ Illinois State, Asst. Coach/Tight End, H-Backs, Special Teams; Recruiting Coordinator/Director of Football Operations 2004-08 ................... Illinois State, Assistant Head Coach 2001-04 ....................Nebraska-Omaha, Assistant Coach 2000-01 ......................... Western State, Assistant Coach 1998-2000 ............... Independence CC, Assistant Coach

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NICHOLAS WATSON

Video Coordinator

Director of Equipment Operations

// THE GEITZ FILE PERSONAL Year at Illinois State: Fourth year Date of Birth: July 4, 1968 Hometown: Williams, Iowa Spouse: Stefanie

EDUCATION Wartburg (1991), Business Administration

WORK EXPERIENCE

DAN SHULA

2006-09 ...........Illinois State, Head Video Coordinator 2003-06 ...............KPTH-TV, Master Control Operator 2000-02 ....... Boise State, Football Video Coordinator 1998-2000 ............ Drake, Football Video Coordinator 1995-97 ..................Drake, Special Team Coordinator 1991-95 .................Simpson College Assistant Coach

// THE WATSON FILE PERSONAL Year at Illinois State: First year Date of Birth: Dec. 7, 1977 Hometown: Danville, Va. FiancĂŠe: Jamie Ricketts

EDUCATION Virginia Tech (2000), History

WORK EXPERIENCE

Assistant Coaches

RICK GEITZ

2009............Illinois State, Director of Equipment Ops. 2005-09 ..............Colo. State, Asst. Equipment Mang. 2004-08 .....Ga. Southern, Graduate Asst. Equip. Mang. 1996-2000 ..... Va. Tech, Student Equipment Manager

Offensive Assistant/ Special Teams

// THE SHULA FILE PERSONAL Year at Illinois State: First year Date of Birth: Oct. 9, 1983 Hometown: Cooper City, Fla. Spouse: Kristina Children: Logan

EDUCATION Dartmouth (2006), Psychology

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

// FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS STAFF (From left to right) Chris Dunfee, Zach Mitchell, Phillip Andres, Steve Pankow, Lauren Miller, Shay Hughes, Josh Kelly, Patrick Stoneberg and Nicholas Watson.

Dartmouth, Quarterback (2002-05)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2009.............................. Illinois State, Offensive Assistant 2007-08 .............Miami (Fla.), Graduate Assistant Coach/ Offensive Line 2006........................Alabama, Graduate Assistant Coach

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// FOOTBALL ATHLETIC TRAINING STAFF (From left to right) Jacob Pope, Kyle Utne, Erin Woodruff, Mike Austin, Kristen Defenbaugh, Chris Hurkes, Megan Patterson, Jay Clark, Ravin Wildenhain, Rob Lynall, Molly Nordmeyer, Joe Whitson and Ryan Davis.

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E.J. Jones

HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)

NO. NAME

POS.

HT.

WT.

YR.-EX.

CB

5-11

190

Jr.-1L

Edwardsville, Ill. (Minnesota)

58

Doni Phelps

POS.

HT.

WT.

YR.-EX.

DL

6-1

255

Sr.-1L

San Pablo, Calif. (CC of San Francisco)

HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)

3

Casey Kociuba

S

6-1

205

So.-1L

Liberty Hill, Texas (Liberty Hill HS)

59

Ray Sankey

DL

6-2

230

So.-1L

Maywood, Ill. (Proviso East HS)

4

Drew Kiel

QB

6-3

225

So.-1L

Columbus, Ind. (East HS)

61

Keenan Wimbley

DL

6-2

255

So.-1L

Ocoee, Fla. (Edgewater HS)

5

Cody White

TE

6-5

250

So.-1L

Bloomington, Ill. (Normal West HS)

62

Mike Piton

DL

6-2

275

Jr.-2L

Palos Hills, Ill. (Stagg HS)

6

Zach Kutch

K/P

5-9

175

Sr.-1L

Milton, Fla. (Auburn)

63

Charles Dennis

OL

6-3

305

So.-1L

San Antonio, Texas (East Central HS)

7

Tony Trujillo

LB

6-2

230

Jr.-2L

Salt Lake City, Utah (Cottonwood HS)

65

Pete Cary

OL

6-4

270

Fr.-RS

Cincinnati, Ohio (Turpin HS)

9

Michael Zimmer

LB

6-3

210

Fr.-HS

Wheeling, Ill. (Wheeling HS)

66

Mike Seefeld

OL

6-2

275

Fr.-RS

Cudahy, Wis. (Cudahy HS)

10

Matt Lancaster

QB

6-2

190

Fr.-HS

West Lafayette, Ind. (West Lafayette HS)

67

Andrew Russell

OL

6-3

325

Fr.-HS

Richardson, Texas (Richardson HS)

11

Mike Slack

FB

6-1

220

Jr.-Sq.

Wadsworth, Ill. (Warren Township HS)

68

Henry Vande Hey

OT

6-3

285

Fr.-HS

DePere, Wis. (Wrightstown HS)

12

Brandon Venson

WR

6-3

225

Jr.-TR

Glendale Heights, Ill. (College of DuPage)

69

Jon Ingerman

OL

6-8

315

Fr.-RS

Springfield, Ohio (Northeastern HS)

13

Matt Brown

QB

6-4

210

Fr.-RS

Marion, Ill. (Marion HS)

70

Michael Cross

OL

6-5

290

Jr.-2L

Bloomington, Ill. (Normal Community HS)

14

Antonio Adams

S

6-1

195

Sr.-1L

Urbana, Ill. (Urbana HS)

71

Zach Liming

DL

6-4

270

Fr.-HS

Normal, Ill. (Normal Community HS)

16

Tyler Van Sligtenhorst

WR

5-7

174

Fr.-HS

Puyallup, Wash. (Rogers HS)

73

Billy Dickson

OL

6-5

290

Fr.-RS

Bloomington, Ill. (Normal Community HS)

17

Paul Wright

LB

6-0

220

Jr.-1L

Martinez, Calif. (Diablo Valley CC)

74

Nick Bledsoe

OL

6-1

290

So.-Sq.

Wheeling, Ill. (Wheeling HS)

18

Abdul Ayanwale

SS

6-3

190

Fr.-HS

Deland, Fla./Deland HS

75

Dane Zumbahlen

OL

6-5

285

Jr.-2L

Morris, Ill. (Morris HS)

19

Tommie Westbrook

LB

6-0

225

Jr.-2L

Chicago, Ill. (Gordon Tech HS)

76

Chris Riley

OL

6-5

290

Jr.-2L

Wadsworth, Ill. (Warren Township HS)

20

Ryan Givens

RB

5-9

176

Fr.-HS

Milwaukee, Wis. (Riverside University HS)

77

Cory Christianson

OL

6-3

280

Fr.-RS

Apple Valley, Minn. (Holy Angels HS)

21

Otis Merrill

DB

5-11

176

So.-TR

Cleveland, Ohio (Wisconsin)

78

Mike Thompson

OL

6-5

290

Fr.-HS

Machesney Park, Ill. (Harlem HS)

22

Geno Blow

RB

5-11

205

Sr.-3L

Seabrook, Texas (Clear Lake HS)

79

Tyler Doering

OL

6-5

285

So.-Sq.

Barrington, Ill. (Barrington HS)

23

Austin Davis

LB

6-1

215

Fr.-RS

Normal, Ill. (Normal Community HS)

80

Tyrone Walker

WR

5-11

175

Fr.-HS

Indianapolis (Cardinal Ritter HS)

24

Kelvyn Hemphill

S

6-2

185

Jr.-2L

San Antonio, Texas (O’Connor HS)

81

Marcus King

WR

6-4

215

So.-1L

Bloomington, Ill. (Normal Community HS)

25

Chris Garrett

CB

6-0

175

Sr.-2L

Concord, Calif. (Diablo Valley CC)

82

Steven Fetzer

K

5-11

185

Jr.-2L

Mahomet, Ill. (Mahomet-Seymour HS)

26

Corey Shandrick

WR

5-11

175

Fr.-HS

West Lafayette, Ind. (Harrison HS)

83

Jake Knecht

WR

6-0

183

Fr.-HS

Issaquah, Wash. (Skyline HS)

27

Jermaine Malcolm

CB

6-4

210

Jr.-1L

San Antonio, Texas (Holmes HS)

84

Eyad Salem

WR

6-2

188

Sr.-2L

Elgin, Ill. (Minnesota State-Moorhead)

28

Kendall Webb

DB

5-10

160

Fr.-HS

St. Louis, Mo. (Watkins HS)

85

Ben Graves

WR

6-3

208

So.-TR

Columbus, Ohio (Middle Tennessee State)

28

Brent Holtz

S

6-0

200

Jr.-1L

Bloomington, Ill. (Bloomington HS)

86

Matt Mose

WR

6-3

200

So.-Sq.

Waukegan, Ill. (Warren Township HS)

29

Brandon Westphal

FS

6-1

200

Fr.-HS

Bolingbrook, Ill. (Bolingbrook HS)

87

Darryl Valdez

WR

5-11

200

Jr.-TR

Portland, Ore. (Santa Rosa JC)

30

Seth Hood

RB

6-1

225

Fr.-HS

Moline, Ill. (Moline HS)

88

Ben Ericksen

WR

6-1

170

Fr.-HS

Greendale, Wis. (Greendale HS)

31

Cliffton Gordon

RB

5-10

210

So.-1L

Chicago Heights, Ill. (Marian Catholic HS)

89

Dean Eastman

WR

6-4

200

Fr.-RS

Eureka, Ill. (Army Prep)

32

Bert Whigham

DL

6-4

255

Sr.-2L

Sanford, Fla. (Seminole HS)

90

Pat Wertz

DL

6-4

240

Fr.-RS

Orland Hills, Ill. (Andrew HS)

33

Brett Werner-Powell

RB

6-2

205

Fr.-RS

Mequon, Wis. (Homestead HS)

91

Dave Rivas

DL

6-3

260

Jr.-2L

Chicago, Ill. (Gordon Tech HS)

34

Josh Howe

LB

6-0

225

So.-1L

Chicago Heights, Ill. (Marian Catholic HS)

92

Mike Wood

K/P

6-4

210

Fr.-HS

Greenwood, Ind. (Center Grove HS)

35

Garin Harcar

FB

5-11

255

Sr.-3L

Grand Ridge, Ill. (Ottawa HS)

93

Alton Hairston

DB

5-10

165

Fr.-HS

Chicago, Ill. (Hyde Park HS)

36

Kevin Mazur

P/K

5-11

190

Sr.-2L

Mt. Prospect, Ill. (John Hersey HS)

94

Nick Broome

DL

6-4

245

Fr.-RS

Columbus, Ind. (East HS)

37

Mike Hiestand

LB

6-0

220

Fr.-RS

Mundelein, Ill. (Carmel HS)

95

Tom Speer

DL

6-4

240

Sr.-3L

Macomb, Ill. (Macomb HS)

38

John Fermon

LB

6-1

240

Fr.-TR

Chrisman, Ill. (Olivet Nazarene)

96

K.J. Picard

DB

6-1

195

Fr.-HS

Palos Park, Ill. (Mt. Carmel HS)

39

Troy Randle

DB

5-11

180

Fr.-HS

Katy, Texas (Southeast Prep HS)

97

Nathan Rebholz

LS

6-1

220

So.-Sq.

Bloomington, Ill. (Central Catholic HS)

40

Kane Keirnan

FB

6-3

225

Fr.-RS

Glenn Ellyn, Ill. (Glenbard West HS)

98

Joe Doyle

LS

6-2

235

Sr.-2L

Worcester, Mass. (Antelope Valley CC)

41

Jayme Comer

LB

6-2

220

Fr.-RS

Brownsburg, Ind. (Brownsburg HS)

42

James Hoyt

FB

6-0

245

So.-1L

Moline, Ill. (Moline HS)

43

Casey Cline

FB/TE 6-3

240

So.-1L

Gibson City, Ill. (GCMS HS)

44

Jordan Church

TE

6-3

230

Fr.-RS

Batavia, Ill. (Batavia HS)

45

Kyle Siskowic

LB

6-1

225

Sr.-3L

San Diego, Calif. (Clairemont HS)

46

Johntel Franklin

DB

6-2

192

Fr.-HS

Milwaukee, Wis. (James Madison HS)

Brock Spack ........................................................................................................................... Head Coach

47

Jake Detmers

230

So.-TR

Normal, Ill. (Quincy)

Jay Peterson ..........................................................................Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Coach

48

Jordan Neukirch

TE

6-2

220

Fr.-HS

Algonquin, Ill. (Huntley HS)

Phil Elmassian ............................................................................Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs

49

John Brewer

DL

6-3

230

Fr.-HS

Lake Zurich, Ill. (Lake Zurich HS)

Steve Farmer .................................................................................. Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line

50

Rodney Johnson

LB/DE 6-0

210

Fr.-HS

Chicago, Ill. (Morgan Park HS)

Lamar Conard ..................................................................................... Assistant Coach/Defensive Backs

51

Cal McCarthy

OL

6-2

275

So.-Sq.

Shorewood, Ill. (Minooka HS)

Luke Huard .................................................................................................Assistant Coach/Quarterbacks

52

Mark Martin

DL

6-0

245

So.-Sq.

Milwaukee, Wis. (Riverside University HS)

Spence Nowinsky ..................................................................................... Assistant Coach/Defensive Line

54

Mario Bailey

DL

6-2

250

Fr.-RS

Kankakee, Ill. (Kankakee HS)

Taylor Stubblefield ................................................................................... Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers

55

Eric Brunner

DL

6-2

270

So.-1L

Greendale, Wis. (Greendale HS)

Holmon Wiggins ....................................................................................... Assistant Coach/Running Backs

56

Jason Link

DL

6-3

235

Fr.-HS Galesburg, Ill. (Cactus Shadows (Ariz.) HS)

Jim Williams ........................................................... Assistant Coach/Tight Ends, H-Backs, Special Teams

57

Brandon Wilson

DL

6-2

240

Sr.-3L

Dan Shula.................................................................. Offensive Assistant/Special Teams, Wide Receivers

LB/DL 6-4

San Antonio, Texas (John Jay HS)

// COACHING STAFF

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// OFFENSE (13) 22 43 70 63 31 35 42 4 81 76 84 5 75

Geno Blow Casey Cline Mike Cross Charles Dennis Clifton Gordon Garin Harcar James Hoyt Drew Kiel Marcus King Chris Riley Eyad Salem Cody White Dane Zumbahlen

// DEFENSE (21) 14 55 25 24 28 34 2 3 27 58 62 91 59 45 95 7 19 32 57 61 17

Antonio Adams Eric Brunner Chris Garrett Kelvyn Hemphill Brent Holtz Josh Howe E.J. Jones Casey Kociuba Jermaine Malcolm Doni Phelps Mike Piton Dave Rivas Ray Sankey Kyle Siskowic Tom Speer Tony Trujillo Tommie Westbrook Bert Whigham Brandon Wilson Keenan Wimbley Paul Wright

TB FB/TE OL OL TB FB FB QB WR OL WR TE OL

5-11 6-3 6-5 6-3 5-10 5-11 6-0 6-3 6-4 6-5 6-2 6-5 6-5

195 235 290 305 210 255 240 220 210 280 180 250 260

Sr.-3L So.-1L Jr.-2L So.-1L So.-1L Sr.-3L So.-1L So.-1L So.-1L Jr.-2L Sr.-2L So.-1L Jr.-2L

DB DL CB S S LB CB S S DL DL DL DL LB DL LB LB DL LB DL LB

6-1 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-0 5-9 6-1 6-4 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-0

195 255 175 180 200 225 185 190 210 255 275 245 220 225 230 230 230 240 240 245 210

Jr.-1L So.-1L Sr.-2L Jr.-2L Jr.-1L So.-1L Jr.-1L So.-1L Jr.-1L Sr.-1L Jr.-2L Jr.-2L So.-1L Sr.-3L Sr.-3L Jr.-2L Jr.-2L Sr.-2L Sr.-3L So.-1L Jr.-1L

// SPECIAL TEAMS (4) 98 82 6 36

Joe Doyle Steven Fetzer Zach Kutch Kevin Mazur

LS K K/P P/K

6-2 5-11 5-9 5-11

235 185 172 190

Sr.-2L Jr.-2L Sr.-1L Sr.-2L

22 35 76 84 75

Geno Blow Garin Harcar Chris Riley Eyad Salem Dane Zumbahlen

// DEFENSE (7) 55 25 24 58 7 50 17

Eric Brunner Chris Garrett Kelvyn Hemphill Doni Phelps Tony Trujillo Tommie Westbrook Paul Wright

74 79 26 51 86 11

TB FB OL WR OL

5-11 5-11 6-5 6-2 6-5

195 255 280 180 260

Sr.-3L Sr.-3L Jr.-2L Sr.-2L Jr.-2L

DL CB S DL LB LB LB

6-2 6-0 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-0

255 175 180 255 230 230 210

So.-1L Sr.-2L Jr.-2L Sr.-1L Jr.-2L Jr.-2L Jr.-1L

Nick Bledsoe Tyler Doering Osric Hayes Cal McCarthy Matt Mose Mike Slack

// DEFENSE (1) 52

Mark Martin

OL OL FB OL WR FB

6-1 6-5 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-1

295 285 235 270 195 210

LB

6-0

245 So.-Sq.

6-1

220 So.-Sq.

// SPECIAL TEAMS (1) 97

Nathan Rebholz

LS

So.-Sq. So.-Sq. Sr.-Sq. So.-Sq. So.-Sq. Jr.-Sq

REDSHIRT FRESHMEN (15) // OFFENSE (12) 13 65 77 44 73 89 69 40 66 33

Matt Brown Pete Cary Cory Christianson Jordan Church Billy Dickson Dean Eastman Jon Ingerman Kane Keirnan Mike Seefeld Brett Werner-Powell

// DEFENSE (5) 54 94 41 23 90

Mario Bailey Nick Broome Jayme Comer Austin Davis Pat Wertz

// OFFENSE (3) 85 87 12

Ben Graves Darryl Valdez Brandon Venson

// DEFENSE (3)

Jake Detmers John Fermon Otis Merrill

6-4 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-5 6-4 6-8 6-3 6-2 6-2

210 270 280 230 280 190 280 225 265 205

Fr.-RS Fr.-RS Fr.-RS Fr.-RS Fr.-RS Fr.-RS Fr.-RS Fr.-RS Fr.-RS Fr.-RS

DL DL LB S DL

6-2 6-4 6-2 6-1 6-4

220 240 220 195 240

Fr.-RS Fr.-RS Fr.-RS Fr.-RS Fr.-RS

// OFFENSE (13)

Ryan Givens Ben Ericksen Ryan Givens Seth Hood Jake Knecht Matt Lancaster Jordan Neukirch Andrew Russell Corey Shandrick

5-7 6-5 6-5 5-11

175 290 285 175

Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS

WR WR WR

6-3 208 5-11 200 6-3 225

So.-TR Jr.-TR Jr.-TR

LB LB DB

6-4 220 6-1 240 5-11 180

So.-TR Fr.-TR So.-TR

RB WR RB RB WR QB HB OL WR

5-9 6-1 5-9 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-2 6-3 5-11

WR OL OL WR

Abdul Ayanwale DB 6-3 John Brewer DL 6-3 Johntel Franklin DB 6-2 Alton Hairston DB 5-10 Rodney Johnson LB/DL 6-0 Zach Liming DL 6-4 Jason Link DL 6-3 K.J. Picard DB 6-1 Troy Randle DB 5-11 Kendall Webb DB 5-10 Brandon Westphal DB 6-1 Mike Zimmer LB 6-3

190 230 195 165 210 270 235 195 180 160 200 210

Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS

210

Fr.-HS

// DEFENSE (12) 18 49 46 93 50 71 56 96 39 28 29 9 92

Mike Wood

180 170 180 225 185 190 200 325 175

Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS

K/P

6-4

LETTERWINNERS LOST (18) // OFFENSE (12) 12 80 67 87 68 3 39 47 88 69 10 61

Kevin Brockway Kelvin Chandler Landon Humbles Drew Kempe Erik Madsen Warren McCarty Walter Mendenhall Kedric Meredith Kevett Mickle Joe Niklasch Jake Rourke Jonathan St-Pierre

// DEFENSE (5)

INCOMING FRESHMEN (26) 20 88 20 30 83 10 48 67 26

Tyler Van Sligthenhorst Mike Thompson Henry Vande Hey Tyrone Walker

// SPECIAL TEAMS (1)

QB OL OL TE OL WR OL FB OL FB

TRANSFERS (6)

47 38 21

STARTERS RETURNING (12) // OFFENSE (5)

// OFFENSE (6)

16 78 68 80

At a Glance

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING (38) SQUAD MEMBERS (8)

93 48 1 9 21

Adam Blankenship Pat Cucci Khenon Hall Tom Nelson Jason Tate

QB WR OL WR OL WR TB TE WR OL WR OL

6-4 6-2 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-0 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-3

225 185 265 205 280 205 225 270 200 290 195 305

DL LB S S CB

6-2 6-1 5-9 6-0 5-11

235 240 195 200 175

6-1

220

// SPECIAL TEAMS (1) 19

Bobby Kelsey

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PRONUNCIATIONS

Nick Broome BROOM Eric Brunner brew-NER Tyler Doering DOOR-ing Khenon Hall KEY-nan Garin Harcar GARE-in HAR-car Drew Kiel KEEL Casey Kociuba coe-SEE-bah Mike Piton last name rhymes with "kitten" Nathan Rebholz REB-holes Eyad Salem EE-odd SAY-lem Kyle Siskowic SIS-co-wick Tony Trujillo TRUE-hee-yoh Dane Zumbahlen zum-BAH-len

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18 // ABDUL AYANWALE

54 // MARIO BAILEY

94// NICK BROOME

13 // MATT BROWN

55 // ERIC BRUNNER So. |DL | 6-2 | 270 Greendale, Wis.

Fr.-RS | OL | 6-4 | 270 Cincinnati, Ohio

41 // JAYME COMER

70 // MICHAEL CROSS

98 // JOE DOYLE

Sr. | S | 6-1 | 195 Urbana, Ill.

Fr-RS | DL | 6-4 |245 Columbus, Ind.

Fr.-RS | LB | 6-2 | 220 Brownsburg, Ind.

79 // TYLER DOERING So.| OL | 6-5 | 285 Barrington, Ill.

Fr. | SS | 6-3 | 190 Deland, Fla.

Fr.-RS | QB | 6-4 | 210 Marion, Ill.

Jr. | OL | 6-5 | 290 Bloomington, Ill.

Sr. | LS | 6-2 | 235 Worcester, Mass.

74 // NICK BLEDSOE

22 // GENO BLOW

65 // PETE CARY

44 // JORDAN CHURCH Fr.-RS | TE | 6-3 | 230 Batavia, Ill.

So. | FB/TE | 6-3 | 240 Gibson City, Ill.

23 // AUSTIN DAVIS

63 // CHARLES DENNIS

47 // JAKE DETMERS

73 // BILLY DICKSON

89 // DEAN EASTMAN

88 // BEN ERICKSEN

38 // JUSTIN FERMON

82 // STEVEN FETZER

Fr-RS | DL | 6-2 | 250 Kankakee, Ill.

Fr.-RS | LB | 6-1 | 215 Normal, Ill.

Fr.-RS| WR | 6-4 | 200 Eureka, Ill.

So. | OL | 6-2 | 290 Wheeling, Ill.

So. | OL | 6-3 | 305 San Antonio, Texas

Fr. | WR | 6-1 | 170 Greendale, Wis.

Sr. | RB | 5-11 | 205 Seabrook, Texas

So.-TR | LB | 6-4 | 230 Normal, Ill.

Fr.-TR | LB | 6-1 | 240 Chrisman, Ill.

49 // JOHN BREWER Fr. | DL | 6-3 | 230 Lake Zurich, Ill.

Meet the Birds

14 // ANTONIO ADAMS

43 // CASEY CLINE

Fr.-RS | OL | 6-5 | 290 Bloomington, Ill.

Jr. |K | 5-11 | 185 Mahomet, Ill.

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46 // JOHNTEL FRANKLIN Fr.| DB | 6-2 | 192 Milwaukee, Wis.

25 // CHRIS GARRETT Sr. | CB | 6-0 | 175 Concord, Calif.

20 // RYAN GIVENS Fr. | RB | 5-9 | 180 Milwaukee, Wis.

31 // CLIFFTON GORDON So. | RB | 5-10 | 210 Chicago Heights, Ill.

85 // BEN GRAVES

So.-TR |WR | 6-3 | 208 Columbus, Ohio

9 // DAVID GRAY Jr.-TR |P | 6-1 | 195 Tremont, Ill.

24 // KELVYN HEMPHILL

69 // JON INGERMAN

50 // RODNEY JOHNSON Fr. | LB/DL | 6-0 | 210 Chicago, Ill.

Jr. | DB | 5-11 | 190 Edwardsville, Ill.

83 // JAKE KNECHT

27 // JERMAINE MALCOLM

Sr. | TE/HB | 5-11 | 255 Grand Ridge, Ill.

Fr.-RS | OL | 6-8 | 315 Springfield, Ohio

Fr. | WR | 6-0 | 183 Issaquah, Wash.

Jr.| DB | 6-4 | 210 San Antonio, Texas

37 // MIKE HIESTAND

30 // SETH HOOD

2 // E.J. JONES

40 // KANE KEIRNAN Fr.-RS | TE | 6-3 | 225 Glenn Ellyn, Ill.

So. | QB | 6-3 | 225 Columbus, Ind.

3 // CASEY KOCIUBA

6 // ZACH KUTCH

10 // MATT LANCASTER

52 // MARK MARTIN

36 // KEVIN MAZUR

51 // CAL MCCARTHY

Jr. | DB | 6-2 | 185 San Antonio, Texas

So. | DB | 6-1 | 205 Liberty Hill, Texas

So. | DL | 6-0 | 245 Milwaukee, Wis.

Fr.-RS | LB | 6-1 | 220 Mundelein, Ill.

Sr. | K/P | 5-9 | 175 Milton, Fla.

Sr. | P/K | 5-11 | 190 Mt. Prospect, Ill.

Fr. | RB | 6-1 | 225 Moline, Ill.

Fr. | QB | 6-2 | 190 West Lafayette, Ind.

So. | OL | 6-2 | 275 Shorewood, Ill.

34 // JOSH HOWE

42 // JAMES HOYT

4 // DREW KIEL

81 // MARCUS KING

71 // ZACH LIMING

56 // JASON LINK

So. | LB | 6-0 | 225 Chicago Heights, Ill.

Fr. | OL | 6-4 | 270 Normal, Ill.

21 // OTIS MERRILL

So.--TR | DB | 5-11 | 176 Cleveland, Ohio

So. | HB | 6-0 | 245 Moline, Ill.

Meet the Birds

35 // GARIN HARCAR

So.| WR | 6-4 | 215 Bloomington, Ill.

Fr. | DL | 6-3 | 235 Galesburg, Ill.

86 // MATT MOSE

So. | WR | 6-3 | 200 Gurnee, Ill.

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48 // JORDAN NEUKIRCH Fr. | HB | 6-2 | 220 Algonquin, Ill.

58 // DONI PHELPS Sr. | DL | 6-1 | 255 San Pablo, Calif.

96 // K.J. PICARD Fr. | DB | 6-1 | 195 Palos Park, Ill.

62 // MIKE PITON Jr. | DL | 6-2 | 275 Palos Hills, Ill.

39 // TROY RANDLE Fr. | DB | 5-11 | 180 Katy, Texas

97 // NATHAN REBHOLZ So. | LS | 6-1 | 220 Bloomington, Ill.

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91 // DAVE RIVAS

67 // ANDREW RUSSELL

84 // EYAD SALEM

59 // RAY SANKEY

66 // MIKE SEEFELD

26 // COREY SHANDRICK

45 // KYLE SISKOWIC

11 // MIKE SLACK

95 // TOM SPEER

78 // MICHAEL THOMPSON

7 // TONY TRUJILLO

87 // DARRYL VALDEZ

16 // TYLER VAN SLIGTENHORST

68 // HENRY VANDE HEY

12 // BRANDON VENSON

80 // TYRONE WALKER

28 // KENDALL WEBB

90 // PAT WERTZ

19 // TOMMIE WESTBROOK

29 // BRANDON WESTPHAL

32 // BERT WHIGHAM

5 // CODY WHITE

Jr. | OL | 6-5 | 290 Wadsworth, Ill.

Fr. | WR | 5-11 | 175 West Lafayette, Ind.

Jr.-TR | WR | 5-11 | 200 Portland, Ore.

33 // BRETT WERNER-POWELL Fr.-RS | RB | 6-2 | 205 Mequon, Wis.

Jr. | DL | 6-3 | 260 Chicago, Ill.

Sr. | LB | 6-1 | 225 San Diego, Calif.

Fr. | WR | 5-7 | 174 Puyallup, Wash.

Fr.-RS | DL | 6-4 | 240 Orland Hills, Ill.

Fr. | OL | 6-3 | 325 Richardson, Texas

Jr. | TE | 6-1 | 220 Wadsworth, Ill.

Fr. | OL | 6-5 | 285 DePere, Wis.

Jr. | LB | 6-0 | 225 Chicago, Ill.

Sr. | WR | 6-1 | 188 Elgin, Ill.

Sr. | DL | 6-4 | 240 Macomb, Ill.

Jr.-TR | WR | 6-3 | 225 Glendale Heights, Ill.

Fr. | DB | 6-1 | 200 Bolingbrook, Ill.

So. | DL | 6-2 | 230 Maywood, Ill.

Fr. | OL | 6-5 | 290 Machesney Park, Ill.

Fr.| WR | 5-11 | 175 Indianapolis, Ind.

Sr. | DL | 6-4 | 255 Sanford, Fla.

Fr.-RS | OL | 6-2 | 275 Cudahy, Wis.

Meet the Birds

76 // CHRIS RILEY

Jr. | LB | 6-2 | 230 Salt Lake City, Utah

Fr. | DB | 5-10 | 160 St. Louis, Mo.

So. | TE | 6-5 | 250 Bloomington, Ill.

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57 // BRANDON WILSON Sr. | DL | 6-2 | 240 San Antonio, Texas

61 // KEENAN WIMBLEY So. | DL | 6-2 | 255 Orlando, Fla.

92 // MIKE WOOD Fr. | K/P | 6-4 | 210 Greenwood, Ind.

17 // PAUL WRIGHT Jr. | LB | 6-2 | 220 Martinez, Calif.

9 // MIKE ZIMMER Fr. | LB | 6-3 | 210 Wheeling, Ill.

75 // DANE ZUMBAHLEN Jr. | OL | 6-5 | 285 Morris, Ill.

Bird Blitz

SPACK ON ADAMS

‘BIRD BLITZ ANTONIO ADAMS // SR BORN: Oct. 16, 1986, in Urbana, Ill. STATUS: Single HIGH SCHOOL: Urbana HS WHAT’S ON TV: CSI, MTV, BET WHAT’S IN MY IPOD: Jay-Z WHAT I DRIVE: I don’t have a car, so whatever I can get would be good.

FAVORITE FLICKS: The Matrixx and occasionally Harry Potter BOOKMARKS: YouTube and Facebook I WOULD LOVE TO TRADE PLACES FOR A DAY WITH: Barack Obama. I want to see what the White House is like.

FIRST JOB: I worked at a Putt-Putt golf place...sometimes, I would let people in for free. TALENT I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE: I want to dunk like LeBron James.

WHAT’S FOR DINNER: Cornbread FAVORITE CITY TO VISIT: Las Vegas FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM AS A KID: Indianapolis Colts DREAM DATE: Jennifer Lopez MY GREATEST LOVE: My grandmother and my mother MY MOTTO: “It’s not over ‘til it’s over.” // Vince Tassi, Media Relations Student Assistant

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Valley Football

MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE MVFC STANDINGS Conference Record Pct.

Team

// INDIANA STATE (0-3, 0-0)

Overall W-L

Pct.

S. Dakota St.

0-0

.000

1-0

1.000

Missouri State

0-0

.000

1-1

.500

Northern Iowa

0-0

.000

1-1

.500

Western Illinois

0-0

.000

1-1

.500

Youngstown St.

0-0

.000

1-1

.500

Southern Illinois

0-0

.000

0-1

.000

Illinois State

0-0

.000

0-2

.000

N. Dakota St.

0-0

.000

0-2

.000

Indiana State

0-0

.000

0-3

.000

MVFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK // OFFENSIVE Pat Grace, QB (UNI) - Sioux City, Iowa Grace accounted for seven TDs, passed for 455 yards and led UNI to a 66-7 victory over South Dakota. Grace passed for four scores and ran for three others. Grace’s total offense figure of 477 yards was fifth-best all-time in league history, while his passing yardage figure of 455 yards ranks No. 7 all-time. // DEFENSIVE Derek Domino, LB (SDSU) - Sioux City, Iowa Domino recorded a game-high 11 tackles, including a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss, in South Dakota State’s first ever win over Georgia Southern, 44-6. Domino also recovered a fumble as SDSU forced four turnovers, notched nine sacks and held the Eagles to their lowest point total since 1995.

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A27 S5 S12 S19 S26 O3 O17 O24 O31 N7 N14

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QUINCY Louisville EASTERN ILLINOIS South Dakota State* YOUNGSTOWN STATE* Northern Iowa* Illinois State* WESTERN ILLINOIS* SOUTHERN ILLINOIS* Missouri State* NORTH DAKOTA STATE*

// SOUTH DAKOTA STATE (1-0, 0-0) L, 26-20 (OT) L, 30-10 L, 31-0 6 p.m. 11 a.m. 4:05 p.m. 2 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 11:05 a.m. 1 p.m. 11:05 a.m.\

// MISSOURI STATE (1-1, 0-0) S5 S12 S19 S26 O3 O10 O17 O24 O31 N7 N14

VALLEY STATISTICS

vs. Arkansas UT-Martin MURRAY STATE NORTHERN IOWA* at Youngstown State* SOUTH DAKOTA STATE* at Western Illinois* at North Dakota State* ILLINOIS STATE* INDIANA STATE* at Southern Illinois*

S12 S19 S26 O3 O10 O17 O24 O31 N7 N14 N21

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN INDIANA STATE* Illinois State* Cal-Poly Missouri State* NORTH DAKOTA STATE* NORTHERN IOWA* Youngstown State* SOUTHERN ILLINOIS* Minnesota Western Illinois*

W, 44-6 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 8:05 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m. TBA 1:05 p.m.

// SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (0-1, 0-0) L, 48-10 W, 24-14 6 p.m. 1 p.m. 5 p.m. 2 p.m. 3:05 p.m. 6 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m.

S5 S19 S26 O3 O10 O17 O24 O31 N7 N14 N21

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Marshall SOUTHWEST BAPTIST NORTH DAKOTA STATE* Western Illinois* ILLINOIS STATE* Northern Iowa* YOUNGSTOWN STATE* Indiana State* South Dakota State* MISSOURI STATE* Southeast Missouri State*

L, 31-28 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:05 p.m. 2 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 3 p.m. 11:05 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m.

// NORTH DAKOTA STATE (0-2, 0-0)

// WESTERN ILLINOIS (1-1, 0-0)

// SPECIAL TEAMS Kyle Harris, K (SDSU) - Florissant, Mo. Filling in for all-conference kicker Peter Reifenrath, Harris connected on 3-of-4 field goal attempts and all five extrapoint tries for 14 points in the Jackrabbits’ 44-6 victory over Georgia Southern. His field goal attempts were the first of his career. He also recorded two touchbacks on kickoffs.

S3 S12 S19 S26 O3 O10 O17 O24 O31 N14 N21

S3 S12 S19 O3 O10 O17 O24 O31 N7 N14 N21

// ILLINOIS STATE (0-2, 0-0)

// NORTHERN IOWA (1-1, 0-0)

S3 S12 S19 S26 O3 O10 O17 O31 N07 N14 N21

at Eastern Illinois at Illinois AUSTIN PEAY SOUTH DAKOTA STATE* at North Dakota State* at Southern Illinois* INDIANA STATE* at Missouri State * WESTERN ILLINOIS* at Youngstown State* NORTHERN IOWA*

L, 31-6 L, 45-17 6:35 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 12 p.m. 12 p.m.

S5 S12 S19 S26 O3 O10 O17 O24 N7 N14 N21

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Iowa State Sam Houston State WAGNER Southern Illinois* ILLINOIS STATE* NORTHERN IOWA* South Dakota State MISSOURI STATE* Western Illinois* Indiana State* YOUNGSTOWN STATE*

Iowa SOUTH DAKOTA St. Francis (PA) Missouri State* INDIANA STATE* North Dakota State* SOUTHERN ILLINOIS* South Dakota State* YOUNGSTOWN STATE* WESTERN ILLINOIS* Illinois State*

L, 34-17 L, 48-45 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 11:05 p.m. 1 p.m.

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Sam Houston State Northern Illinois Stephen F. Austin SOUTHERN ILLINOIS* Youngstown State* MISSOURI STATE* Indiana State* NORTH DAKOTA STATE* Illinois State* Northern Iowa* SOUTH DAKOTA STATE*

W, 35-28 L, 41-7 6:05 p.m. 6:05 p.m. 5 p.m. 3:05 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 1 p.m. 6:35 p.m. 1:05 p.m.

// YOUNGSTOWN STATE (1-1, 0-0) L, 16-15 W, 66-7 4:05 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 3 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 2 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 6:35 p.m. Noon

S5 S12 S19 S26 O3 O10 O24 O31 N7 N14 N21

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Pittsburgh AUSTIN PEAY Northeastern Indiana State* Missouri State* WESTERN ILLINOIS* Southern Illinois* SOUTH DAKOTA STATE* Northern Iowa* ILLINOIS STATE* North Dakota State*

L, 38-3 W, 38-21 Noon 11 a.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 4:05 p.m. Noon 1 p.m.

DIFFERENCE MAKERS // AUSTIN PEAY

#84 EYAD SALEM | WR

#29 RYAN WHITE | HB

Salem went over 100 yards receiving for the sixth time in his career as the senior wide receiver from Elgin, Ill., hauled in seven passes in ISU’s loss at Illinois (Sept. 12). Salem moved into eighth place all-time at Illinois State with 106 career receptions and his two touchdown catches moved him into fifth all-time with 14 career trips to the end zone. Salem was a 2008 AllMissouri Valley Football Conference First Team honoree.

White, a sophomore from Nashville, Tenn., is the primary runner in Austin Peay’s two-tailback rushing attack that sits at No. 12 in the country after two games. White ran for 600 yards as a freshman last season and has piled up 257 yards on the ground already this year - though 210 of those came in the season-opening win against D-II Newberry.

#24 KELVYN HEMPHILL | S

#5 KEVIS BUCKLEY | DB

Hemphill, a junior from San Antonio, Texas, failed to record a single stop in the Redbirds’ season-opening loss at Eastern Illinois (Sept. 3), but made up for lost time with 14 tackles at Illinois (Sept. 12). Hemphill got to Illinois quarterback Eddie McGee twice, for an eight-yard sack and to stuff a scramble behind the line. Hemphill was a 2008 Missouri Valley Football Conference Honorable Mention selection.

Buckley, a senior from Lexington, Tenn., hasn’t lit up the stat sheet through two games, but the defensive back is one of the best on the field for the Governors. Buckley has three tackles and a pass break-up, but was tabbed as a preseason first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection. Buckley intercepted six passes in 2008 to tie an APSU single-season record.

// REDBIRDS (0-2, 0-0 MVFC)

// GOVERNORS (1-1, 0-0 OVC)

// NCAA RANKINGS

TEAM STATISTICS

ISU

OPP

TEAM STATISTICS

APSU

OPP

CATEGORY

ISU

APSU

Points/Game First Downs Rushing/Game Passing/Game Total Offense/Game Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards/Game Time of Possession

11.5 35 32.0 260.0 292.0 3-2 62.5 30:10

38 48 300.5 165.5 466.0 4-2 77.5 29:50

Points/Game First Downs Rushing/Game Passing/Game Total Offense/Game Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards/Game Time of Possession

27.5 36 217.5 124.5 342.0 4-2 60.0 28:18

30.5 48 159.5 283.5 443.0 6-2 88.0 31:42

Rushing Offense Passing Offense Total Offense Scoring Offense Rushing Defense Pass Eff. Defense Total Defense Scoring Defense Net Punting Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Turnover Margin Pass Defense Passing Efficiency

105 18 70 89 104 94 95 93 65 T-93 54 T-42 40 40

T-12 88 46 40 70 96 91 75 101 14 32 86 100 67

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING

Blow Gordon

NET

AVG

TD

YPG

RUSHING

22 8

83 11

3.8 1.4

0 0

41.5 5.5

White Holt

C-A-I

PCT.

TD

YPG

PASSING

32-53-1 4-7-1

60.4 57.1

2 0

169.0 42.0

PASSING

Brown Lancaster RECEIVING

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

ATT

ATT

NET

AVG

TD

YPG

38 22

257 160

6.8 7.3

0 2

128.5 80.0

C-A-I

PCT.

TD

YPG

19-35-2 1-2-1

54.3 50.0

2 0

121.0 3.5

YDS

AVG

TD

YPG

65 65 56 25 17

16.2 21.7 18.7 12.5 8.5

2 0 0 0 0

32.5 32.5 28.0 12.5 8.5

DEFENSE

U-A-TT

TFL

INT.

FF-FR

Smith Becker Hartsfield Townsend Gulmire

10-5-15 7-8-15 10-5-15 8-3-11 5-4-9

1.0 2.5 0.5 2.0 0.0

0 0 0 0 0

0-0 0-1 1-1 0-0 0-0

Caffee Ryan

REC

YDS

AVG

TD

YPG

RECEIVING

12 11 7 7 7

120 88 80 76 55

10.0 8.0 11.4 10.9 7.9

2 1 0 0 0

60.0 44.0 40.0 38.0 27.5

Miller Thomas Mines Holt Lyle

DEFENSE

U-A-TT

TFL

INT.

FF-FR

Malcolm Hemphill Jones Phelps Trujillo

7-9-16 9-5-14 9-4-13 6-7-13 5-7-12

0.0 2.0 0.0 1.5 1.0

0 0 1 0 0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1

Salem Graves Cline Blow King

REC

4 3 3 2 2

Game Info

// ILLINOIS STATE

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ILLINOIS STATE STATISTICS

ILLINOIS STATE REDBIRDS REDBIRD OFFENSE LT LG C RG RT TE WR WR WR QB RB

76 68 74 66 51 65 63 70 75 69 43 5 81 80 85 87 84 83 13 10 22 31

Chris Riley (6-5, 290, Jr.) Henry Vande Hey (6-5, 285, Fr.) Nick Bledsoe (6-2, 290, So.) Mike Seefeld (6-2, 275, R-Fr.) Cal McCarthy (6-2, 277, So.) Pete Cary (6-4, 270, R-Fr.) Charles Dennis (6-3, 305, So.) Michael Cross (6-5, 290, Jr.) Dane Zumbahlen (6-5, 285, Jr.) Jon Ingerman (6-8, 315, R-Fr.) Casey Cline (6-3, 240, So.) Cody White (6-5, 250, So.) Marcus King (6-4, 215, So.) Tyrone Walker (5-11, 175, Fr.) Ben Graves (6-3, 208, So.) Darryl Valdez (5-11, 200, Jr.) Eyad Salem (6-2, 188, Sr.) Jake Knecht (6-0, 185, Fr.) Matt Brown (6-4, 210, R-Fr.) Matt Lancaster (6-2, 190, Fr.) Geno Blow (5-11, 205, Sr.) Cliffton Gordon (5-10, 210, So.)

13 // MATT BROWN POSITION // Quarterback

2009 GAME-BY-GAME

HOMETOWN // Marion, Ill. YEAR // Redshirt Freshman HEIGHT // 6-4 WEIGHT // 210 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

REDBIRD DEFENSE DE DT DT DE SLB MLB WLB CB SS FS CB *NB

58 95 55 54 91 62 32 94 45 9 7 17 23 34 25 46 27 24 3 14 2 21 14 2

Doni Phelps (6-1, 255, Sr.) Tom Speer (6-4, 240, Sr.) Eric Brunner (6-2, 255, So.) Mario Bailey (6-2, 250, R-Fr.) Dave Rivas (6-3, 245, Jr.) Mike Piton (6-2, 275, Jr.) Bert Whigham (6-4, 255, Sr.) Nick Broome (6-4, 245, R-Fr.) Kyle Siskowic (6-1, 225, Sr.) Mike Zimmer (6-3, 210, Fr.) Tony Trujillo (6-2, 230, Jr.) Paul Wright (6-0, 220, Jr.) Austin Davis (6-1, 215, R-Fr.) Josh Howe (6-0, 225, So.) Chris Garrett (6-0, 175, Sr.) Johntel Franklin (6-2, 192, Fr.) Jermaine Malcolm (6-4, 210, Jr.) Kelvyn Hemphill (6-2, 185, Jr.) Casey Kociuba (6-1, 205, So.) Antonio Adams (6-1, 195, Sr.) E.J. Jones (5-11, 190, Jr.) Otis Merrill (5-11, 176, Jr.) Antonio Adams (6-1, 195, Sr.) E.J. Jones (5-11, 190, Jr.)

Made first career start at Illinois (Sept. 12). Became first ISU QB to surpass 300 yards since 2006.

Date S2 S12 S19 S26 O3 O10 O17 O31 N7 N14 N21

Opponent C-A-I Yards TD Long at EIU 5-8-0 26 0 8 at Illinois 27-45-1 312 2 41 APSU SDSU at NDSU at SIU INSU at MSU WIU at YSU UNI

REDBIRD SPECIALISTS Kickoff Placements Holder Long Snapper Punter Punt Returns Kickoff Returns

6 6 13 98 36 2 25 22

Zach Kutch Zach Kutch Matt Brown Joe Doyle Kevin Mazur E.J. Jones Chris Garrett Geno Blow

AUSTIN PEAY GOVERNORS GOVERNOR OFFENSE LT LG C RG RT TE WR

3 // TERRENCE HOLT POSITION // Running Back

2009 GAME-BY-GAME

HOMETOWN // Nashville, Tenn. YEAR // Junior HEIGHT // 5-7 WEIGHT // 180 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Preseason All-America candidate at kick returner, splits time with Ryan White at tailback.

Date S5 S12 S19 S26 O3 O10 O24 O31 N7 N14 N21

Opponent Att-Yards Avg. TD Newberry 15-156 10.1 2 at YSU 7-8 1.1 0 at ISU EIU at Tenn. Tech at SEMO EKU Jacksonville St. at Murray State Tenn. St. at Tenn. Martin

WR QB TB FB

Kickoff Placements Holder Long Snapper Punter Punt Returns Kickoff Returns

16 16 35 40 49 3 3 5

Stephen Stansell Stephen Stansell Jay Courtney Nick Newsome Ryan Key Terrence Holt Terrence Holt Kevis Buckley

James Barker (6-3, 273, R-So.) Preston Frye (6-7, 306, Fr.) Kelvin Little (6-1, 295, R-Jr.) Jacob Langston (6-5, 304, Fr.) Tim Schmid (6-3, 311, So.) Martin White (6-2, 296, R-Jr.) Stanley Brooks (5-11, 272, Sr.) Justin Cunningham (6-2, 268, R-Sr.) Tyler Trent (6-1, 278, Sr.) J.P. Washington (6-4, 370, So.) Jack Hoeh (6-5, 235, Sr.) Brad Williams (6-3, 244, Jr.) Adrian Mines (6-4, 201, Jr.) Darrick Dillard (6-1, 196, Fr.) Darryl Miller (6-2, 198, Jr.) Ashlon Adams (6-4, 225, Fr.) Trent Caffee (6-3, 226, Jr.) Jake Ryan (6-2, 180, R-Fr.) Ryan White (5-9, 199, R-So.) - or Terrence Holt (5-8, 180, Jr.) Jontaimion Forrest (5-11, 242, So.) Jeff Lyle (5-10, 234, Sr.)

GOVERNOR DEFENSE DE

GOVERNOR SPECIALISTS

77 75 69 73 50 51 53 76 61 74 95 83 11 26 1 4 7 15 29 3 32 22

DT DT DE SLB MLB CB FS SS WS CB

88 56 96 54 99 57 48 45 2 25 33 44 5 23 28 34 21 10 6 13 8 36

Chris Newell (6-4, 257, R-Sr.) Tyler Stevenson (6-2, 210, R-Fr.) Steven Johnson (6-2, 277, Jr.) Antonio Faulkner (6-2, 300, Jr.) Rocky Dee Peeler (6-2, 297, Sr.) Skyler Springfield (6-3, 260, R-Fr.) Nick Clark (6-1, 273, Sr.) Ben Collins (6-1, 274, Jr.) Kit Hartsfield (6-0, 215, Sr.) Ricky Thomas (6-0, 226, Jr.) Daniel Becker (6-3, 237, Sr.) Chris Haynes (5-11, 244, Sr.) Kevis Buckley (5-9, 186, Sr.) Tay Robinson (5-9, 165, Sr.) JayR Harper (5-10, 189, Jr.) Chris Taylor (6-0, 175, R-Fr.) Tremayne Townsend (5-10, 180, Sr.) Spencer Gulmire (5-10, 193, Sr.) Amius Smith (6-2, 210, So.) Daniel Swenson (6-3, 227, Sr.) LaDarius Davis (5-8, 164, Sr.) Antwaun Majors (5-10, 169, R-Fr.)

Austin Peay

AUSTIN PEAY APSU GAME RECORDS // POINTS SCORED

Individual: 36, M. Abdulqaadir vs. W. Virginia Tech, 2002

TOTAL OFFENSE

Individual: 429, Brian Baker vs. Virginia-Wise, 1999 Team: 701 vs. Kentucky Wesleyan ,1994 *OVC record

RUSHING YARDS

Individual: 244, Floyd Jones vs. Morehead State, 1981 Team: 674 vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, 1994 *OVC record

PASSING YARDS

Individual: 438, Brian Baker vs. Virginia-Wise, 1999

TOUCHDOWN PASSES

Individual: 5, Brian Baker vs. Campbellsville, 1999 and vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, 2001

LONGEST PASS COMPLETION

91, Paul Derrick vs. Campbellsville, 2003

PASSES COMPLETED

Team: 40, Brian Baker vs. Virginia-Wise, 1999

RECEPTIONS

Individual: 20, Harold Roberts vs. Murray State, 1969

RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS

Individual: 4, Harold Roberts vs. Murray State, 1967, 1969 and Ron Blair vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, 2001

RECEIVING YARDS

Individual: 252, Harold Roberts vs. Murray State, 1969

INTERCEPTIONS

Individual: 4, Jim Hardie vs. Morehead State, 1970 and Taylon Jenkins vs. Georgetown, 1998

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// NUMERICAL ROSTER NO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 31 32 33 34 35 36

NAME POS Darryl Miller WR Kit Hartsfield LB Terrence Holt RB/KR Ashlon Adams WR Kevis Buckley DB Amius Smith S Trent Caffee QB LaDarius Davis DB Scott Thomas WR Spencer Gulmire S Adrian Mines WR Wesley Kitts RB Daniel Swenson LB T.C. Jennings QB Jake Ryan QB Emill Burnett LB Stephen Stansell K Gary Orr QB Delton Teeter S Jeremy Ross S Tremayne Townsend DB Jeff Lyle RB Tay Robinson DB Marvis Malone DB Ricky Thomas LB Darrick Dillard S Dylan Williams RB JayR Harper S Ryan White RB Otis Spivey RB Jontamion Forrest RB Daniel Becker LB Chris Taylor DB Jay Courtney DB/LB Antwaun Majors CB

HT 6-2 6-0 5-7 6-4 5-9 6-2 6-3 5-8 6-2 5-10 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-2 5-9 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-0 5-9 5-11 5-9 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-0 5-10 5-7 5-9 5-11 6-3 6-0 5-11 5-10

WT 202 215 180 225 186 226 217 164 195 193 201 213 227 192 180 201 185 209 193 177 177 234 166 177 226 196 204 189 199 212 242 237 175 193 169

YR Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. RFr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. So. Sr. RFr. Sr. RFr.

HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL) Oak Ridge, Tenn. (Oak Ridge HS) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Riverdale HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Maplewood HS) Kingsport, Tenn. (Dobyns-Bennett HS) Lexington, Tenn. (Lexington HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Kenwood HS) Brentwood, Tenn. (Brentwood Academy) Ft. Campbell, Ky. (Ft. Campbell HS) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Riverdale HS) Oak Ridge, Tenn. (Oak Ridge HS) Ashburn, Va. (Broad Run HS) Knoxville, Tenn. (Halls HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Northeast HS) Brentwood, Tenn. (Ark. State) (Ravenwood HS) Knoxville, Tenn. (West HS) Antioch, Tenn. (Irvington HS) Athens, Tenn. (McMinn County HS) Hixon, Tenn. (Soddy-Daisy HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Rossview HS) College Park, Ga. (North Clayton HS) Antioch, Tenn. (Brentwood Academy) Clarksville, Tenn. (Montgomery Central HS) Marietta, Ga. (Wheeler HS) Gallatin, Tenn. (Gallatin HS) Acworth, Ga. (North Cobb HS) Hopkinsville, Ky. (Hopkinsville HS) Nolensville, Tenn. (Ravenwood HS) Gallatin, Tenn. (Gallatin HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Brentwood Academy) Rome, Ga. (Rome HS) Jackson, Tenn. (Jackson South Side HS) Brentwood, Tenn. (Ravenwood HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Memphis University School) Powell, Tenn. (Powell HS) Mt. Juliet, Tenn. (Mt. Juliet HS)

// UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

// FOOTBALL INFORMATION

Location .....................................................................................................Clarksville, Tenn. Founded .......................................................................................................................1927 Enrollment ...................................................................................................................9,401 Nickname............................................................................................................. Governors School Colors ............................................................................................... Red and White Affiliation ............................................................................................. NCAA Division I FCS Conference ..................................................................................... Ohio Valley Conference President .................................................................................................................Tim Hall Director of Athletics..............................................................................................Dave Loos Athletics Web site .............................................................................www.LetsGoPeay.com

Stadium Name .......................................................................................Governors Stadium Field .................................................................................................. Polytan Mega Grass Official Capacity.........................................................................................................10,000 First Year in Stadium ....................................................................................................1938 First Year of Football.....................................................................................................1913 All-Time Playoff Record (FCS) ........................................................................................7-5 Years in Postseason ...........................................................................................................6 Last Postseason Appearance ..............................................2007 (L, Delaware, Semifinals) All-Time Record ................................................................................................. 266-452-16

NO 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 61 62 68 68 69 70 73 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 81 82 83 88 89 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

NAME POS Noy Garrett DB Preston Keck DE Forest Tucker RB Nick Newsome HB/LS Rick Woods LB Preston Rouse HB/OLB Zac Burkhart LB Chris Haynes LB Ben Collins DE Zach Lane S Josh Day S Nick Clark DE Ryan Key P Tim Schmid OL Martin White OL Robbie McNatt OL Stanley Brooks DL Antonio Faulkner DL Phillip Sparn DL Tyler Stevenson DE Skyler Springfield DL Anthony Marion DL Tyler Trent OL Blair Offutt HB/LS Justin Clinard OL Chris Hays OL Kelvin Little OL Malaki Beeler OL Jacob Langston OL B.J. Oliver OL J.P. Washington OL Preston Frye OL Justin Cunningham OL James Barker OL Vince Johnson OL Eric Steinbrenner DE Chris Litteral TE Angelo Gennaro WR Ricky Tinnin S Daniel Lambert WR Brad Williams TE/LS Chris Newell DE Chris Carter WR Dylan Fleming S Nathan Peppers TE Isaac Ziolkowski PK Jack Hoeh TE Steven Johnson DL Kenneddie Dixon TE Lee Pardue WR Dee Peeler DT

HT 5-10 6-3 5-8 5-11 5-11 6-3 6-3 5-10 6-1 6-1 5-9 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-2 5-11 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-2 5-10 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-2 6-5 5-10 6-3 6-7 6-2 6-5 6-6 6-0 6-2 6-2 5-10 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-0 6-3 6-6 6-5 6-5 6-2 6-0 6-1 6-2

WT 185 235 182 213 225 235 222 244 274 210 208 273 230 311 296 284 272 301 261 210 267 244 278 203 285 290 295 325 304 250 370 306 268 273 302 223 247 164 153 194 244 257 207 199 255 208 235 277 258 193 297

YR Sr. So. Fr. So. Sr. RFr. RFr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. RJr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr. RFr. RFr. RFr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. RFr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. RFr. Sr.

HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL) Memphis, Tenn. (Germantown HS) Dalton, Ga. (Dalton HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Rossview HS) Dyersburg, Tenn. (Middle Tennessee) Paducah, Ky. (Trigg County HS) Knoxville, Tenn. (Bearden HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Clarksville Academy) Clarksville, Tenn. (Clarksville HS) Hopkinsville, Tenn. (Christian County HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Clarksville HS) Smyrna, Tenn. (Smyrna HS) Lebanon, Tenn. (Wilson Central HS) Powell, Tenn. (Powell HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Father Ryan HS) Alcoa, Tenn. (Alcoa HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Bolton HS) Burns, Tenn. (Dickson County HS) Paducah, Ky. (Harmony Community HS) Hamilton, Tenn. (Hixson HS) Westerville, Ohio (Westerville) Madisonville, Ky. (North Hopkins HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Mitchell HS) Oak Ridge, Tenn. (Oak Ridge HS) Springfield , Tenn. (Springfield HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Clarksville HS) Dickson, Tenn. (Dickson County HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Clarksville HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Northwest HS) Hopkinsville, Ky. (Christian County HS) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Hillsboro HS) Piney Flats, Tenn. (Sullivan East HS) Winchester, Tenn. (Franklin County HS) Dickson, Tenn. (Dickson County HS) Knoxville, Tenn. (Fulton HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Clarksville HS) Ft. Campbell, Ky. (Ft. Campbell HS) Tampa, FL (North Florida Christian HS) Hopkinsville, Ky. (Christian County HS) Franklin, Tenn. (Centennial HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Clarksville HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Northwest HS) Brentwood, Tenn. (Ravenwood HS) Adams, Tenn. (Jo Byrns HS) Dover, Tenn. (Stewart County HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Clarksville HS) Ashland City, Tenn. (Cheatham County HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Middle College) Memphis, Tenn. (White Station HS) White House, Tenn. (White House Heritage HS) Kingsport, Tenn. (Fork Union Academy)

APSU FOOTBALL HOMEPAGE

Austin Peay

// NUMERICAL ROSTER

GOVERNORS STADIUM

RICK CHRISTOPHEL HEAD COACH

// COACHES & STAFF

// 2009 TEAM INFO

Head Coach............................................................... Rick Christophel (Austin Peay, 1975) Offensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator.........................................................Steve Haywood Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers ....................................................... Granville Eastman Defensive Line/Strength and Conditioning ........................................................Ryan Taylor Secondary .................................................................................................... Dainon Sidney Wide Receivers/Special Teams ........................................................... Marcus Gildersleeve Running Backs ................................................................................................Josh Roberts

Primary Offense.................................................................................................. Pro-spread Primary Defense .......................................................................................................... 4-2-5 2008 Record ....................................................................................................................2-9 2008 Conference Record/Finish ...................................... 2-6/8th (Ohio Valley Conference) Final National Ranking ................................................................................................... N/A Series History .............................................................................. Illinois State Leads, 1-0-0 Lettermen Lost/Returning ............................................................................................13/54 Starters Lost/Returning..................................................................................................7/18 Team Captains................................................................Daniel Becker, Rocky Dee Peeler, ..........................................................................................Kevis Buckley, Tyler Trent

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Bird Blitz

SPACK ON BLOW

‘BIRD BLITZ GENO BLOW // SR BORN: Jan. 2, 1988, in Seabrook, Texas STATUS: In a relationship HIGH SCHOOL: Clear Lake HS WHAT’S ON TV: Martin WHAT’S IN MY IPOD: Drake WHAT I DRIVE: 2005 Honda Civic FAVORITE FLICKS: Friday BOOKMARKS: YouTube I WOULD LOVE TO TRADE PLACES FOR A DAY WITH: Adrian Peterson. He’s the greatest player in the NFL.

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FIRST JOB: I was a cook at Whataburger. TALENT I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE: Dance WHAT’S FOR DINNER: Hamburgers FAVORITE CITY TO VISIT: Orlando, Fla. FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM AS A KID: Dallas Cowboys DREAM DATE: Halle Berry MY GREATEST LOVE: My mom MY BUCKET LIST: I want to travel internationally. MY MOTTO: “Live everyday like it’s your last.” // Garret Spiek, Media Relations Student Assistant

Coaching History

GEORGE B. DYGART 1895

L.H. GALBREATH 1896

B.C. EDWARDS 1897

JOHN P. STEWART 1903-06

JOHN A. KEITH 1907

GEORGE BINNEWIES 1908-09

HARRISON RUSSELL 1912-22

CLIFFORD “POP” HORTON 1923-24

5-3-0 (.625)

8-0-2 (.900)

DON KARNES 1925-26 6-9-0 (.400)

2-0-0 (1.000)

7-6-2 (.533)

JOSEPH COGDAL 1927-30 7-23-5 (.250)

1-5-0 (.167)

14-10-1 (.580)

15-43-10 (.294)

4-8-4 (.375)

HOWARD HANCOCK 1931-44

EDWIN STRUCK 1945-64

57-46-19 (.545)

86-78-14 (.522)

// REDBIRD COACHING NOTES

LARRY BITCON 1965-71 32-35-2 (.478)

GERRY HART 1972-76 26-27-1 (.491)

CHARLIE COWDREY 1977-80 12-31-1 (.284)

BOB OTOLSKI 1981-87 30-41-3 (.426)

• The first head coach was George Dygart, who took the job in 1895 as a volunteer. Previously, he was a team captain at Michigan. • The first paid coach was Lewis Galbreath (1896). He was compensated at the rate of $45 dollars per week. Galbreath also played left guard. • The first full-time head coach was George Binnewies (1908-09). He was hired in 1908 as the result of a student petition.

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• In 1913, Harrison Russell, a former ISU quarterback, became head coach. He is the only alumnus to ever coach the team. JIM HEACOCK 1988-95 37-49-2

TODD BERRY 1996-99 24-24-0 (.500)

DENVER JOHNSON 2000-08 48-54-0 (.471)

BROCK SPACK 2009-PRESENT

• Clifford “Pop” Horton became head coach in 1923 and named the team the “Cardinals,” a name later changed to “Redbirds” to avoid confusion with the St. Louis professional baseball team.

dbirds!

Estus Hood

ILLINOIS STATE ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME (FOOTBALL MEMBERS ONLY)

Redbirds of Distinction

NAME

ESTUS HOOD // 8

DEFENSIVE BACK (1973-74 & 1976-77) A defensive back from Kanakee, Ill. [Eastride HS], Estus Hood went on to a seven-year NFL career after being drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of the 1978 NFL Draft. Hood played his entire career in Green Bay, racking up playing time in 31-straight games at one point en route to a 104-game NFL career. Hood’s best season in the pro ranks came in 1981 when he recorded three interceptions to go along with his only career touchdown. Hood ended his professional career in 1984 after accumulating 11 career interceptions. At ISU, Hood finished with six interceptions for 111 yards, an average of 18.5 yards per return; 46 punt returns for 582 yards, an average of 12.6 yards per return; and nine kickoff returns for 105 yards, an average of 11.7 yards per return. Hood also scored 4 TDs as a Redbird student-athlete. As a sophomore in 1974, Hood averaged 19 yards per punt return, which ranked him third nationally. Hood ranks No. 1 in Redbird history for average yards per punt return in a season with 19.33 (12-232), a record he set in 1974. He also holds the ISU career record for punt return TDs with four. On Nov. 1, 1975, Hood set both the Redbird single-game and Hancock Stadium records for average yards per punt return, when he averaged 42.5 yards per return against Northern Illinois. Hood co-captained the 1977 team during his senior season. Following his senior campaign, he represented ISU at the 1977 Blue-Gray All-Star Classic in Montgomery, Ala. He broke up four passes in the game, including two in the end zone, along with returning the opening kickoff 24 yards. Hood, who missed the 1975 season due to injury, lettered in 1973-74 and 1976-77. He was inducted into the Illinois State athletics Hall of Fame in 1983.

DENNIS NELSON // 72 OFFENSIVE LINEMAN (1965-68)

A four-year letterwinner for the Redbirds from 1965-68, Dennis Nelson excelled as a pass rusher during his Illinois State football days, allowing him to be drafted in the third round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts. Nelson did not play during the 1969 season, however, as he spent the year in military service. The Kewanee, Ill. (Wethersfield HS), native began his professional career in 1970 with the Colts, playing six games during his rookie season in what would eventually become a seven-year NFL career. Nelson spent five of those years (1970-74) with Baltimore, and the remaining two years of his career (1976-77) with the Philadelphia Eagles. Nelson played 77 games in his NFL career, serving as the starting tackle for Baltimore during four of his five seasons there. He was a member of the 1971 Baltimore Colts’ Super Bowl V championship team, which defeated the vaunted Dallas Cowboys, 16-13, at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla. After being traded by Baltimore to Philadelphia following the 1974 season, Nelson took a year off from professional football to work on his farm in Kewanee. He returned to the pro ranks in 1976 with the Eagles, starting 14 games that season, before finishing his NFL career with two starts for Philadelphia in 1977. While at Illinois State, Nelson was a three-year starter whose best year came as a senior in 1968, when serving as co-captain of the Redbirds, he earned Associated Press Little All-America First-Team selection as an offensive tackle, while also being named All-Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference on both offense and defense. Nelson was a member of two Redbird Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) championship teams, as both the 1967 (8-2) and 1968 (6-4) squads took the top spot in the conference.

MIKE PRIOR // 15 DEFENSIVE BACK (1981-84)

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One of the greatest athletes to ever compete for Illinois State, Prior was a two-sport star as a Redbird, lettering in football from 1981-84, while also being a member of the ISU baseball team from 1982-85. The defensive back from Chicago Heights, Ill., was drafted in the seventh round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Prior’s NFL career spanned 14 seasons and 198 games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers. He was with Green Bay for two Super Bowls and had an interception in the Packers’ 35-21 victory over New England in Super Bowl XXXI. During his vaunted ISU career, Prior was tabbed as a three-time Division I-AA All-American at defensive back (1982, 1983 and 1984). He finished his days as a Redbird with 344 total tackles, an ISU career record at the time. He was first on the team in total tackles in both 1982 (133) and 1983 (95). Prior led the Redbirds in interceptions his final three seasons, with his eight interceptions during his sophomore and senior seasons still ranking as No. 2 all-time. He still holds the Illinois State and Missouri Valley Conference career records for interceptions with 23. Prior also ranks within the top-five of several other significant statistical categories in the Redbird football annals. He’s No. 1 in career punt return yards (906), career punt returns (108) and punt returns in a season (8); No. 2 in punt return yards in a season (436) and punt returns in a season (43); and No. 3 in career interception return yards (211). Prior finished his Illinois State football career in 1984 after being selected to play in the prestigious Blue-Gray All-Star Football Classic in Montgomery, Ala. The two-time Redbird football team defensive MVP (1982 and 1984) was a three-time All-Missouri Valley Conference defensive back, a feat that helped him earn the distinction of being named to The Valley AllCentennial Football Team in 2006.

Year Inducted

Wes Bair _____________________________ 1974 Roosevelt Banks _______________________ 1973 Ronad Beales _________________________ 1977 Ron Bell ______________________________ 1978 Paul K. Benjamin _______________________ 1973 Ed Boehm ____________________________ 1982 Bill Bolinder ___________________________ 2002 James Bowers _________________________ 1983 Dean Burridge _________________________ 1974 Paul Carther __________________________ 1979 Stanley Changnon ______________________ 1972 Sam Chicas ___________________________ 1976 Frand Chiodo __________________________ 1978 Lavern Chrisensen _____________________ 1974 Joseph Cogdal_________________________ 1972 Clarence Collins _______________________ 1999 Richard Conrad ________________________ 1975 John Coppens _________________________ 1996 Floyd Covill ___________________________ 1981 Paul Custer ___________________________ 1972 John Dal Santo ________________________ 1973 Dorrence “Red” Darling __________________ 1972 Harris Dean ___________________________ 1972 Chester Dillon _________________________ 1973 George Egofske________________________ 1979 Carl Eichstaedt ________________________ 1983 Robert Eudeikis ________________________ 1985 Roger Francour ________________________ 1976 Joe Garnero___________________________ 1973 James “Pim” Goff_______________________ 1972 Howard Hancock _______________________ 1972 Jean Harrison _________________________ 1972 Eugene L. Hill _________________________ 1972 Gene Hoffman _________________________ 1976 Estus Hood ___________________________ 1983 Cecil Hospelhorn _______________________ 1973 Milton Kadlec __________________________ 1972 Richard Kavanagh ______________________ 1974 Jerry Krieg ____________________________ 1995 William Kuhfuss ________________________ 1972 Walt Laitas ____________________________ 1974 Ed Lesnick ____________________________ 1972 Wayne Meece _________________________ 1974 Jim Meyer ____________________________ 2003 Les Moore ____________________________ 1975 William Moore _________________________ 1977 Ray Morelli____________________________ 1991 Les Murray____________________________ 1984 Dennis Nelson _________________________ 1975 Frank Olivieri __________________________ 1976 John Ortwerth _________________________ 1975 Stan Petty ____________________________ 1976 Mike Prior ____________________________ 1991 Marty Rademacher _____________________ 1989 Bob Riggenbach _______________________ 1973 H. Harrison Russell _____________________ 1977 Harold “Sam” Samorian __________________ 2000 Bill Sarver ____________________________ 1974 Richard Schertz ________________________ 1979 Ron Schieber __________________________ 1976 Galen Scott ___________________________ 2007 Bob Skinner ___________________________ 1992 Eddie Smith ___________________________ 1996 Darrell Spang__________________________ 1973 Warren Sperry _________________________ 1973 Edwin Struck __________________________ 1975 Harold “Sis” Swartzbaugh ________________ 1983 Jim Tague ____________________________ 1989 Richard Tate __________________________ 1972 Dick Tharp ____________________________ 1984 Dwight Wilke __________________________ 1978

Boomer Grigsby

National Attention

// DEFENSIVE FIVE-PEAT

ISU is the only school to claim five-straight Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year Awards in the history of the league.

2006

Cameron Siskowic

2005

// BUCK BUCHANAN FINALISTS

Presented annually to the nation’s top FCS defensive player. 2007 – Kye Stewart (fourth place) 2006 – Cameron Siskowic (fifth place) 2005 – Brent Hawkins (runner-up) Cameron Siskowic (13th place) 2004 – Boomer Grigsby (third place) 2003 – Boomer Grigsby (runner-up) 2002 – Boomer Grigsby (third place)

// THE SISKO KID

Cameron Siskowic was named the MVFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 and later earned defensive MVP honors in the 2006 Texas vs. The Nation Game.

Brent Hawkins

2004

Boomer Grigsby

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2003

Boomer Grigsby

2002

Boomer Grigsby

// THE HAWKINS HULA

Brent Hawkins (pictured above) earned 2006 Hula Bowl Defensive MVP honors.

// HERE COMES THE BOOM

Boomer Grigsby is the only player in the history of the Buck Buchanan Award to finish among the top-three in three-consecutive seasons.

// ‘BIRDS AT PAYTON’S PLACE

In 2005, Laurént Robinson became the first Redbird to ever be a finalist for the Walter Payton Award, which is presented annually to the country’s top FCS offensive player. Pierre Rembert was also named a finalist in 2006.

// HE’S OUR GUY

Not only was ISU’s Ryan Hoffman the only FCS punter on the 2005 Ray Guy Award Watch List, but he was only the second FCS punter in the history of the award to be considered. Hoffman was named the 2006 Hula Bowl Special Teams MVP.

// VALLEY’S FINEST

Laurent Robinson (pictured below) was named the 2005 Valley Football Offensive Player of the Year.

Cameron Siskowic

Honors & Awards

COLLEGESPORTSREPORT.COM NCAA FCS NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2005 – Brent Hawkins, DL FOOTBALL GAZETTE NCAA FCS NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR 1999 – Sam Young, DB BUCK BUCHANAN AWARD FINALIST 2002 – Boomer Grigsby, LB (3rd) 2003 – Boomer Grigsby, LB (2nd) 2004 – Boomer Grigsby, LB (3rd) 2005 – Brent Hawkins, DL (2nd) Cameron Siskowic, LB (13th) 2006 – Cameron Siskowic, LB (5th) 2007 – Kye Stewart, LB (4th) WALTER PAYTON AWARD FINALIST 2005 – Laurént Robinson, WR (10th) 2006 – Pierre Rembert, RB (11th) AFCA REGION 4 COACH OF THE YEAR 1999 – Todd Berry AFCA NATIONAL FCS ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR 2005 – Galen Scott EDDIE ROBINSON AWARD FINALIST 2006 – Denver Johnson (15th) FOOTBALL GAZETTE NCAA FCS NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR 1999 – Todd Berry

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ILLINOIS STATE RETIRED NUMBERS 8 – Estus Hood 15 – Mike Prior 72 – Dennis Nelson CARTER HARRIS MOST VALUABLE PLAYER AWARD 1933 – Paul Custer, HB 1934 – Fred Boll, HB 1935 – Ed Lesnick, C 1937 – Lavern Christensen, E 1938 – Joe Garnero, T 1939 – Warren Sperry, G 1940 – Harold Gaffney, C 1941 – Sam Chicas, G 1942 – Cecil Hospelhorn, G

1943 – 1944 – 1945 – 1946 – 1947 – 1948 – 1949 – 1950 – 1951 – 1952 – 1953 – 1954 – 1955 – 1956 – 1957 – 1958 – 1959 – 1960 – 1961 – 1962 – 1963 – 1964 – 1965 – 1966 – 1967 – 1968 – 1969 – 1970 – 1971 – 1972 – 1973 – 1974 – 1975 – 1976 – 1977 – 1978 – 1979 – 1980 – 1981 – 1982 – 1983 – 1984 – 1985 – 1986 – 1987 – 1988 – 1989 – 1990 – 1991 –

Bob Elliott, G Bill Roth, T Melvin Kuethe, G Aldo Sebben Walt Laitas, T John DalSanto, FB Dick Baldrini, HB Dean Burridge, HB Tony Liocci, HB Wes Bair, QB Milt Kadlec, FB Bob Riggenbach, HB Bill Booker, G Darrell Spang, HB Carl Eichstaedt, HB Howie Scheidt, G Dean Puyear, HB Whitey Ruzycki, E Ron Schieber, HB Laurie Gassen, G Ed Thomas, HB John Court, QB Ken Franzen, E Jerry Maley, E Mike Phillips, QB Guy Homoly, DB Bruce Cullen, FB Jim Anderson, OG Larry Kokanc, LB Ron Bell, HB Dick Schertz, DE Doug Simper, DB Clyde Wisk, NG Bob Lopez, QB Bill Bunting, OT Roger Cook, MB Bill Fenn, RB Vic Friedrich, DE Anthony Office, LB Mike Prior, FS Virgil Winters, RB Clarence Collins, WR Clarence Collins, WR Mike Prior, FS Greg Lunak, DE Stephon Wilson, RB Charles Calhoun, OG Brian Gant, LB John Kropke, DL Ron Westmoreland, RB Vander Harris, DT Vic Northern, RB Dave Schumer, OT Scott Underwood, DL Larry Dickinson, WR Tony Jones, DL Wilbert Brown, LB Toby Davis, RB Clarence Miller, WR

1992 – Clint Cullen, DE Toby Davis, RB 1993 – Cameron Smith, RB Chris Stevens, LB 1994 – Duane Butler, DB Kyle Robinson, WR 1995 – Keith Goodnight, RB Chris Stevens, LB 1996 – Duane Butler, DB Andy Ziebarth, OT 1997 – Kevin Glenn, QB Percy Scott, LB 1998 – Kevin Glenn, QB Galen Scott, LB 1999 – Damian Gregory, DL Mike Rodbro, OG 2000 – Ryan Szokola, DB Willie Watts, RB 2001 – Boomer Grigsby, LB Willie Watts, RB 2002 – Boomer Grigsby, LB Mike Souza, QB 2003 – Sha-Ron Edwards, RB Boomer Grigsby, LB 2004 – Boomer Grigsby, LB Brian Thompson, RB 2005 – Brent Hawkins, DL Laurént Robinson, WR 2006 – Pierre Rembert, RB Cameron Siskowic, LB 2007 – Isaiah Wiggins, OL Kye Stewart, LB 2008 – Walter Mendenhall, RB Tom Nelson, DB

BLUE-GRAY GAME 1977 – Estus Hood, DB 1984 – Mike Prior, DB 1985 – Jim Meyer, OT

FRED CLELAND AWARD 1971 – Joe Stieglitz, WR 1972 – Paul Carther, DT 1973 – Dick Schertz, DE 1974 – Tom Eddy, FB 1975 – Clyde Wisk, DL 1976 – Tony Barnes, C 1977 – Dick Kurtenbach, DD 1978 – Roger Cook, DL 1979 – John Bavester, OG 1980 – Bill Fenn, TB 1981 – Joe Spivak, OG 1982 – Joe Spivak, OG 1983 – Joe Spivak, OG 1984 – Tim McCarthy, DE Jeff McIntosh, LB Mike Prior, DB 1985 – Creig Federico, WR Jeff Skibinski, DE 1986 – Jeff Skibinski, DE 1987 – Charles Calhoun, OG 2003 – Mike Larson, TE

TEXAS vs. THE NATION MVP 2007 – Cameron Siskowic, LB

COACHES ALL-AMERICA GAME 1973 – Calvin Harper, OT 1976 – Ron Bell, RB COLLEGE ALL-STAR GAME 1935 – Ed Lesnick, C EAST-WEST SHRINE BOWL 1998 – Chad Pegues, DL 2004 – Boomer Grigsby, LB HULA BOWL 2006 – Brent Hawkins, DL Ryan Hoffman, P 2007 – Laurént Robinson, WR Jake Weber, LS HULA BOWL DEFENSIVE MVP 2006 – Brent Hawkins, DL HULA BOWL SPECIAL TEAMS MVP 2006 – Ryan Hoffman, P TEXAS vs. THE NATION 2007 – Cameron Siskowic, LB 2008 – Isaiah Wiggins, OL

MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM 1994 – Tim Achterberg, TE (1st) Jon McAvoy, G (1st) Todd Liska, LB (2nd) Steve Wilson, WR (2nd) Keith Goodnight, RB (HM) 1995 – Tim Achterberg, TE (1st) Keith Goodnight, RB (2nd) Steve Wilson, WR (2nd) 1996 – Dan O’Dowd, DL (1st) Bill Hagman, QB (2nd) 1998 – Mark Schaeve, TE (1st) Scott Cook, LB (HM) Scott Preusker, TE (HM) 1999 – Adam Waugh, LB (1st) Andy King, OL (2nd) Scott Preusker, TE (2nd) Ted Wulf, OL (2nd) Scott Cook, DE (HM)

2000 – Dusty Burk, QB (1st) Andy King, OL (1st) Aaron Peterson, OL (1st) Adam Waugh, LB (1st) Ted Wulf, OL (1st) Scott Cook, DE (2nd) Mark Schaeve, TE (HM) 2001 – Dusty Burk, QB (1st) Andy King, OL (1st) Adam Waugh, LB (1st) Ted Wulf, OL (1st) Aaron Peterson, OL (2nd) Mark Schaeve, TE (2nd) 2002 – Aaron Peterson, OL (1st) Stephen Carroll, K (2nd) Jon Laurenti, WR (2nd) 2003 – Stephen Carroll, K (1st) Pete Holak, DB (HM) 2004 – Stephen Carroll, K (1st) Stafford Davis, OL (HM) 2005 – Jonathan Denley, TE (1st) Stafford Davis, OL (2nd) 2006 – Jake Weber, LS (HM) 2007 – Luke Drone, QB (1st) Warren McCarty, WR (2nd) Dan Simnick, DL (HM) Jonathan St-Pierre, OL (HM) Dan Weiner, WR (HM) 2008 – Warren McCarty, WR (1st) Jonathan St-Pierre, OL (HM) PRESIDENT’S ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD 1985 – Dan Hackman 1992 – Cameron Bair 1994 – Tim Achterberg Eric Johnson Todd Liska 1995 – Tim Achterberg 1999 – Tom Bardwell 2000 – Adam Waugh 2002 – Aaron Peterson 2003 – Jim Ferguson 2007 – Dan Simnick Dan Weiner NACDA NCAA FCS ACADEMIC ALL-STAR 2001 – Adam Waugh, LB 2004 – Stephen Carroll, K COACH WOODEN CITIZEN CUP SEMIFINALIST 2007 – Luke Drone, QB AFCA GOOD WORKS TEAM 2007 – Luke Drone, QB

OL // JIM MEYER

LB // BRIAN GANT

P // MIKE MCCABE

RB // TOBY DAVIS

K/P // TODD KURZ

DL // CHAD PEGUES

United Press

Associated Press | Football News

Associated Press | Football Gazette Kodak/AFCA | Sports Network Walter Camp

Sports Network

Kodak/AFCA

Associated Press | Football News

LB // GALEN SCOTT

DL // DAMIAN GREGORY

OL // MIKE RODBRO

DB // SAM YOUNG

DL // JONATHAN FRIEND

LB // BOOMER GRIGSBY

Football Gazette

AFCA | Associated Press Football Gazette

Football Gazette

Football Gazette

Football Gazette

AFCA (‘03-04) | Associated Press (‘03-04) CollegeSportsReport.com (‘03-04) CSTV (‘03) | Sports Network (‘02-04) Walter Camp (‘04)

OL // STAFFORD DAVIS

DL // BRENT HAWKINS

P // RYAN HOFFMAN

WR // LAURÉNT ROBINSON

LB // CAMERON SISKOWIC

LB // KYE STEWART

AFCA | Associated Press Sports Network

Associated Press | Sports Network CollegeSportsReport.com | Sports XChange | Walter Camp

Sports Xchange

AFCA | Associated Press CollegeSportsReport.com | Football Gazette | Sports Network | Walter Camp

Sports Xchange (‘05) | Associated Press (‘06) | Sports Network (‘06) Walter Camp (‘06)

Sports Network | Walter Camp

All-America | 1985

All-America | 1998

All-America | 2005

All-America | 1986

All-America | 1999

All-America | 2005

// SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

Clarence Collins, WR ........................Kodak/AFCA (1983) Stafford Davis, OL ........ CollegeSportsReport.com (2005) ........................................... Football Gazette (2005) Toby Davis, RB ...........................Associated Press (1992) Jonathan Friend, DE...................... Sports Network (2002) Damian Gregory, DL ...................... Sports Network (1999) Boomer Grigsby, LB ...................Associated Press (2002) Dan Hama, OL............................... Sports Network (2000) Ryan Hoffman, P .......... CollegeSportsReport.com (2004) Todd Kurz, K ...............................Associated Press (1993) ........................ USA Today/Football Gazette (1993) ........................................... Football Gazette (1994) Mike Prior, DB....................................Kodak/AFCA (1982) .................................................Kodak/AFCA (1983) .................................................Kodak/AFCA (1984) Pierre Rembert, RB ....................Associated Press (2006) Laurént Robinson, WR .................Sports Xchange (2005) Ray Robinson, DL ......................... Sports Network (2003) Galen Scott, LB ............................. Sports Network (1998) Cameron Siskowic, LB .................. Sports Network (2005) ........................................... Football Gazette (2005) Jeff Smith, DB.............................Associated Press (1987) Ryan Szokola, DB ......................... Sports Network (2000)

// THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

Aveion Cason, RS ....................... Football Gazette (1999) Stafford Davis, OL ........ CollegeSportsReport.com (2004) Toby Davis, RB ............................ Football Gazette (1992)

All-America | 1988

All-America | 1999

All-America | 2005

All-America | 1992

All-America | 1999

All-America | 2005

Jonathan Friend, DL ...................Associated Press (2002) Rickey Garrett, WR.....................Associated Press (1998) Damian Gregory, DL ....................... TeamLink.com (1999) Boomer Grigsby, LB .................... Football Gazette (2004) Todd Kurz, K/P........................Football Gazette - K (1995) ....................................... Sports Network - P (1995) Chad Pegues, DL .......................Associated Press (1998) Paul Politi, K ...................................... Kokak/AFCA (1983) Mike Rodbro, OL ...........................Sports Network (1999) ..........................................Associated Press (1999) .............................................. TeamLink.com (1999) Galen Scott, LB ........................... Football Gazette (1999) ........................................... Football Gazette (2000) Cameron Siskowic, LB ...............Associated Press (2005) Sam Young, DB .............................Sports Network (1999) Andy Ziebarth, OL ....................... Football Gazette (1996) .............................................Sports Network (1996)

// HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICANS

Mike Beneturski, OL ..........................United Press (1985) Willie Boyd, WR ..........................Assoicated Press (1981) Duane Butler, DB ......................... Football Gazette (1994) John Coppens, QB ............................Kodak/AFCA (1984) Clint Cullen, DL..............................Sports Network (1993) Armandos Fisher, DE ....................Sports Network (1994) ........................................... Football Gazette (1994) Rickey Garrett, WR...................... Football Gazette (1998) .............................................Sports Network (1998) Kevin Glenn, QB .......................... Football Gazette (1998)

All-America | 1993

All-America | 2002

All-America | 2005-06

All-America | 1998

All-Americans

// FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

All-America | 2002-04

All-America | 2007

Brent Hawkins, DL ....................... Football Gazette (2005) Eric Johnson, DL ......................... Football Gazette (1996) Bob Kampf, DL ..................................United Press (1985) Andy King, OL ............................. Football Gazette (2000) John Kropke, DL ..............................Football News (1986) ..........................................Associated Press (1986) ...............................................Football News (1987) ..........................................Associated Press (1987) Todd Kurz, K ..................................Sports Network (1993) .............................................Sports Network (1994) Mark Marcinek, TE ............................Kodak/AFCA (1983) .................................................Kodak/AFCA (1984) Jim Meyer, OL ...................................Kodak/AFCA (1984) Chad Pegues, DL ........................ Football Gazette (1998) Paul Politi, K ......................................United Press (1985) ...............................................Football News (1986) ..........................................Associated Press (1986) Doug Simper, DB ........................Associated Press (1974) ........................................... Football Gazette (1974) Jeff Smith, DB....................................United Press (1985) Joe Spivak, OL ..................................Kodak/AFCA (1983) Jake Strader, P/K......................... Football Gazette (2000) Willie Watts, RB ........................... Football Gazette (2000) Dave Wilson, WR ..............................United Press (1985) Teddy Wulf, OL ............................ Football Gazette (2001) Sam Young, DB ........................... Football Gazette (2000) Andy Ziebarth, OL ....................... Football Gazette (1994)

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RUSHING ATTEMPTS // GAME

OVERALL 1. 272 – Pierre Rembert at Missouri St., 11-5-05 2. 255 – Toby Davis vs. SE Missouri St., 9-21-91 3. 248 – Toby Davis vs. SIU, 10-24-92

OVERALL 1. 47 – Toby Davis vs. SIU, 10-24-92 2. 44 – Bill Fenn vs. Western Illinois, 11-3-79 3. 42 – Ronald Razz vs. WIU, 11-3-79

VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 272 – Pierre Rembert at Missouri St., 11-5-05

VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 47 – Toby Davis vs. Southern Illinois, 9-26-92

HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 255 – Toby Davis vs. SE Missouri State, 9-21-91

HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 47 – Toby Davis vs. SIU, 10-24-92

PLAYOFF GAME 1. 156 – Aveion Cason vs. Colgate, 11-27-99

PLAYOFF GAME 1. 27 – Pierre Rembert at E. Illinois, 11-25-06

BY CLASS Fr. – 194, Vic Northern vs. UNI, 11-21-87 So. – 239, Ron Bell vs. UW-Milwaukee, 11-21-70 Jr. – 272, Pierre Rembert at Missouri St, 11-5-05 Sr. – 248, Toby Davis vs. SIU, 10-24-92

TEAM – OVERALL 1. 77 vs. Eastern Illinois, 9-3-77

OVERALL 1. 20 – Toby Davis – 1992 2. 16 – Pierre Rembert – 2006 3. 14 – Sha-Ron Edwards – 2003

TEAM – VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 71 vs. Indiana State, 10-13-07

TEAM 1. 31 – 2005

100-YARD GAMES // SEASON

BY A QUARTERBACK 1. 85 – Adrian Wilson vs. St. Francis, 8-31-91

TEAM – HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 79 – by Central Michigan, 9-17-77 ISU Best: 77 vs. Eastern Illinois, 9-3-77

RUSHING TD // CAREER

OVERALL 1. 12 – Pierre Rembert (2006) 2. 9 – Toby Davis (1992) 3. 7 – Ron Westmoreland (1987) 7 – Stephon Wilson (1987)

TEAM – OVERALL 1. 468 – vs. Eastern Illinois, 10-18-69 TEAM – VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 444 vs. Indiana State, 10-13-07 TEAM – HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 474 – by Western Kentucky, 11-3-01 ISU Best: 468 – vs. Eastern Illinois, 10-18-69 TEAM – PLAYOFF GAME 1. 283 – at Northwestern State, 11-28-98

RUSHING // SEASON INDIVIDUAL 1. 1,743 – Pierre Rembert (355-1,743) – 2006 2. 1,561 – Toby Davis (341-1,561) – 1992 3. 1,409 – Sha-Ron Edwards (247-1,409) – 2003 BY CLASS Fr. – 1,106, Cameron Smith (1993) So. – 965, Ron Bell (1970) Jr. – 1,169, Toby Davis (1991) Sr. – 1,743 Pierre Rembert (2006)

TEAM – PLAYOFF GAME 1. 51 vs. Colgate, 11-27-99

RUSHING ATTEMPTS // SEASON

RUSHING TD // GAME

TEAM 1. 2,908 (569-2,908) – 2003

VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 6 – Pierre Rembert at Missouri State, 11-5-05

BY A QUARTERBACK 1. 725 – Adrian Wilson (1988-92) 2. 635 – Mike Souza (2002-03) 3. 630 – Dusty Burk (1999-2001)

TEAM 1. 254.4 (10 games) – 1968

RUSHING TD // SEASON

1. 37 – Toby Davis – 1988-92 2. 28 – Pierre Rembert – 2005-06 28 – Willie Watts – 1998-2001

AVERAGE PER RUSH // GAME Minimum 10 attempts

VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 11.7 – Willie Watts (19-222) vs. SIU, 10-23-99

BY A QUARTERBACK 1. 446 – Dusty Burk (1999)

1. 3,702 – Toby Davis (825-3,702) – 1988-92 2. 3,210 – Willie Watts (656-3,210) – 1998-2001 3. 2,830 – Ron Bell (543-2,830) – 1970-72

TEAM – PLAYOFF GAME 1. 3 vs. Colgate, 11-27-99 3 at Northwestern State, 11-28-98

TEAM 1. 589 (589-2,776) – 1999

1. 825 – Toby Davis (825-3,702) – 1988-92 2. 656 – Willie Watts (656-3,210) – 1998-2001 3. 632 – Bill Fenn (632-2,372) – 1978-80

HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 4 – Aveion Cason vs. SIU, 9-26-98 4 – Toby Davis vs. Eastern Illinois, 9-26-92 PLAYOFF GAME 1. 3 – Aveion Cason vs. Colgate, 11-27-99 3 – Sam Zanders at NW State, 11-28-98 TEAM – OVERALL 1. 7 – vs. Indiana State, 10-13-07 7 – at Missouri State, 11-5-05

Minimum 7 games OVERALL 1. 141.9 – Toby Davis (11 games) – 1992 2. 134.1 – Pierre Rembert (13 games) – 2006 3. 117.4 – Sha-Ron Edwards (12 games) – 2003

OVERALL 1. 12.5 – Keith Goodnight (13-163) vs. CSF, 8-31-95 2. 11.7 – Willie Watts (19-222) vs. SIU, 10-23-99 3. 10.8 – Vic Northern (18-194) at UNI, 11-21-87

RUSHING ATTEMPTS // CAREER

AVERAGE PER GAME // SEASON

TEAM – HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 7 – vs. Indiana State, 10-13-07 7 – vs. Southwest State, 9-5-92

OVERALL 1. 355 – Pierre Rembert (355-1,743) – 2006 2. 341 – Toby Davis (341-1,561) – 1992 3. 280 – Bill Fenn (280-1,106) – 1979

OVERALL 1. 6 – Pierre Rembert at Missouri State, 11-5-05 6 – Ron Bell vs. UW-Milwaukee, 11-21-70 3. 4 – Brian Thompson at SIU, 10-15-05 4 – Sha-Ron Edwards at Missouri St, 11-8-03 4 – Aveion Cason vs. SIU, 9-26-98 4 – Toby Davis vs. Eastern Illinois, 9-26-92

RUSHING // CAREER

TEAM – VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 7 – vs. Indiana State, 10-13-07 7 – at Missouri State, 11-5-05

HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 11.7 – Willie Watts (19-222) vs. SIU, 10-23-99 PLAYOFF GAME 1. 7.5 – Dusty Burk (10-75) vs. Colgate, 11-27-99

AVERAGE PER RUSH // SEASON Minimum 90 attempts OVERALL 1. 6.32 – Walter Mendenhall (126-796) – 2008 2. 6.26 – Demetrus Johnson (104-651) – 2004 3. 5.96 – Ron Bell (198-1,180) – 1972

AVERAGE PER GAME // CAREER Minimum 20 games OVERALL 1. 134.8 – Ron Bell (21 games) – 1970-72 2. 110.6 – Pierre Rembert (23 games) – 2005-06 3. 92.6 – Toby Davis (40 games) – 1988-92

100-YARD GAMES // CAREER OVERALL 1. 17 – Toby Davis (1989-92) 2. 15 – Willie Watts (1998-2001) 15 – Pierre Rembert (2005-06)

100-YARD GAMES // CONSECUTIVE OVERALL 1. 7 – Pierre Rembert, 9-2-06 – 10-21-06 2. 5 – Pierre Rembert, 11-4-06 – 12-2-06 5 – Geno Blow, 9-22-07 – 10-27-07

LONGEST RUSHES // GAME TD indicates if a touchdown was scored OVERALL 1. 92 – Ron Bell at WIU, 10-23-71 (TD) 2. 90 – Bob Riggenbach vs. IWU, 10-20-54 3. 88 – Bob Riggenbach vs. Lewis, 1955 (TD) VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 84 – Cameron Smith vs. Ind. St., 10-16-93 (TD)

TEAM 1. 5.11 (569-2,908) – 2003

HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 90 –Donte Pimpleton (W. Kentucky), 11-3-01 (TD) ISU Best: 84 – Cameron Smith vs. Ind. St., 10-16-93 (TD)

AVERAGE PER RUSH // CAREER

PLAYOFF GAME 1. 44- Dusty Burk at Hofstra, 12-4-99

Minimum 200 attempts

OVERALL 1. 5.58 – Demetrus Johnson (226-1,260) – 2003-04 2. 5.55 – Sha-Ron Edwards (288-1,599) – 2002-03 3. 5.41 – Aveion Cason (259-1,401) – 1998-99

Rushing Records

Pierre Rembert

RUSHING // GAME

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OVERALL 1. 66 – Kevin Glenn vs. WIU, 11-8-97 2. 61 – Kevin Glenn vs. UNI, 10-10-98 3. 60 – John Coppens vs. C. Florida, 10-20-84 VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 66 – Kevin Glenn vs. WIU, 11-8-97 HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 66 – Kevin Glenn vs. WIU, 11-8-97 PLAYOFF GAME 1. 45 – Kevin Glenn at NW St., 11-28-98

TEAM – HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 41 – vs. Western Illinois, 11-8-97 TEAM – PLAYOFF GAME 1. 34 – at Hofstra, 12-4-99

PASSING COMPLETIONS // SEASON OVERALL 1. 249 – Kevin Glenn (249-407-11) – 1998 2. 214 – Luke Drone (214-332-12) – 2005 214 – Lester Anderson (214-384-10) – 1996 TEAM 1. 295 (295-472-14) – 1999

TEAM – OVERALL 1. 67 – vs. Western Illinois, 11-8-97

PASSING COMPLETIONS // CAREER

TEAM – VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 67 – vs. Western Illinois, 11-8-97

1. 663 – Kevin Glenn (663-1164-39) – 1997-2000 2. 610 – Luke Drone (610-1001-42) – 2004-07 3. 554 – John Coppens (554-1059-63) – 1981-84

TEAM – HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 67 – vs. Western Illinois, 11-8-97

PASSING YARDS // GAME

TEAM – PLAYOFF GAME 1. 45 – at Northwestern State, 11-28-98

OVERALL 1. 457 – Kevin Glenn at UNI, 10-10-98 2. 446 – Kevin Glenn vs. WIU, 11-8-97 3. 440 – Luke Drone vs. Indiana State, 11-12-05

PASSING ATTEMPTS // SEASON OVERALL 1. 407 – Kevin Glenn (249-407-11) – 1998 2. 401 – Yance Vaughan (204-401-21) – 2004 3. 384 – Lester Anderson (214-384-10) – 1996 TEAM 1. 472 (295-472-14) – 1999

PASSING ATTEMPTS // CAREER 1. 1,164 – Kevin Glenn (663-1164-39) – 1997-2000 2. 1,059 – John Coppens (554-1059-63) – 1981-84 3. 1,001 – Luke Drone (610-1001-42) – 2004-07

PASSING COMPLETIONS //GAME OVERALL 1. 41 – Kevin Glenn vs. WIUs, 11-8-97 2. 36 – Danny Barnett vs. WIU, 10-2-93 3. 35 – Kevin Glenn vs. UNI, 10-10-98

VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME

VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 457 – Kevin Glenn vs. UNI, 10-10-98 HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 446 – Kevin Glenn vs. WIU, 11-8-97 PLAYOFF GAME 1. 350 – Dusty Burk at Hofstra, 12-4-99 BY CLASS Fr. – 446, Kevin Glenn vs. WIU, 11-8-97 So. – 457, Kevin Glenn vs. UNI, 10-10-98 Jr. – 344, Kevin Glenn vs. Truman State, 9-2-99 Sr. – 384, Steve Stull vs. Indiana State, 11-16-85 TEAM – OVERALL 1. 457 – at Northern Iowa, 10-10-98 TEAM – VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 457 – at Northern Iowa, 10-10-98

TEAM – HANCOCK STADIUM

1. 41 – Kevin Glenn vs. WIU, 11-8-97

1. 450 – vs. Northern Iowa, 10-4-97

HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 41 – Kevin Glenn vs. WIU, 11-8-97

TEAM – PLAYOFF GAME 1. 374 – at Hofstra, 12-4-99

PLAYOFF GAME 1. 31 – Dusty Burk at Hofstra, 12-4-99 TEAM – OVERALL 1. 41 – vs. Western Illinois, 11-8-97 TEAM – VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 41 – vs. Western Illinois, 11-8-97

PASSING YARDS // SEASON INDIVIDUAL 1. 3,037 – Kevin Glenn (249-407-11) – 1998 2. 2,961 – Luke Drone (203-349-13) – 2006 3. 2,930 – Luke Drone (214-332-12) – 2005

BY CLASS Fr. – 2,265, Kevin Glenn (1997) So. – 3,037, Kevin Glenn (1998) Jr. – 2,961, Luke Drone (2006) Sr. – 2,485, Yance Vaughan (2004) TEAM 1. 3,228 (295-472-14) – 1999

PASSING YARDS // CAREER 1. 8,251 – Kevin Glenn (663-1164-39) – 1997-2000 2. 8,123 – Luke Drone (610-1001-42) – 2004-07 3. 6,238 – John Coppens (554-1059-63) – 1981-84

PASSING TD // GAME OVERALL 1. 6 – Kevin Glenn vs. S. Utah, 10-31-98 2. 5 – Luke Drone vs. Indiana State, 11-12-05 5 – Luke Drone vs. Drake, 9-10-05 5 – Dusty Burk vs. SIU, 10-23-99 5 – Kevin Glenn vs. St. Francis, 9-12-98

PASSES INTERCEPTED // SEASON OVERALL 1. 21 – Yance Vaughan (204-401-21) – 2004 2. 19 – John Coppens (168-305-19) – 1983 19 – Eric Scott (116-231-19) – 1973 TEAM 1. 25 (186-389-25) – 1982

PASSES INTERCEPTED // CAREER 1. 63 – John Coppens (554-1,059-63) – 1981-84 2. 42 – Luke Drone (610-1,001-42) – 2004-07 3. 39 – Kevin Glenn (663-1,164-39) – 1997-2000

PASS COMPLETION PCT //SEASON Minimum 175 attempts

OVERALL 1. 64.5 – Luke Drone (214-332-12) - 2005 2. 63.3 – Dusty Burk (174-275-10) - 1999 3. 61.2 – Kevin Glenn (249-407-11) - 1998

VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 5 – Luke Drone vs. Indiana State, 11-12-05 5 – Dusty Burk vs.SIU, 10-23-99

TEAM 1. 64.2 (217-338-12) – 2005

HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 6 – Kevin Glenn vs. S. Utah, 10-31-98

Minimum 300 attempts

PLAYOFF GAME 1. 3 – Dusty Burk vs. Colgate, 11-27-99 TEAM – OVERALL 1. 6 – vs. Southern Utah, 10-31-98 6 – vs. St. Francis, 9-12-98 TEAM – VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 5 – vs. Indiana State, 11-12-05 5 – at Southern Illinois, 10-23-99 TEAM – HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 6 – vs. Southern Utah, 10-31-98 6 – vs. St. Francis, 9-12-98 TEAM – PLAYOFF GAME 1. 3 vs. Colgate, 11-27-99 3 at Hofstra, 12-4-99

PASSING TD // SEASON OVERALL 1. 26 – Kevin Glenn – 1998 2. 22 – Luke Drone – 2005 3. 21 – Luke Drone – 2006 TEAM 1. 30 – 1999

PASSING TD // CAREER 1. 62 – Kevin Glenn – 1997-2000 2. 61 – Luke Drone – 2004-07 3. 49 – John Coppens – 1981-84

Passing Records

Luke Drone

PASSING ATTEMPTS // GAME

PASS COMPLETION PCT // CAREER 1. 60.9 – Luke Drone (610-1,001-42) – 2004-07 2. 59.0 – Danny Barnett (328-556-18) – 1992-94 3. 57.3 – Dusty Burk (357-623-27) – 1999-2001

CONSECUTIVE COMPLETIONS, NO INT 1. 153 – Adrian Wilson, game 9, 1988 - game 3, 1991 2. 101 – Kevin Glenn, game 10, 1997 - game 8, 1998

CONSECUTIVE GAMES, NO INT 1. 6 – Luke Drone (2006) 2. 5 – Eric Scott (1972) 5 – Steve Hagenbruch (1971)

LONGEST COMPLETIONS // GAME TD indicates if a touchdown was scored

OVERALL 1. 98 – K. Glenn to R. Garrett at Ind. St., 10-3-98 (TD) 2. 97 – L. Anderson to K. Glenn at Ball St., 9-11-93 (TD) 3. 92 – S. Stull to T. Turner vs. Ind. St., 11-16-85 (TD) VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 98 – K. Glenn to R. Garrett at Ind. St., 10-3-98 (TD) HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 98 – S. LaFalce to M. Thomas (WIU), 10-29-05 (TD) PLAYOFF GAME 1. 51 – K. Glenn to J. Niete at NW St., 11-28-98

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OVERALL 1. 292 – Laurént Robinson vs. Indiana St., 11-12-05 2. 259 – Rickey Garrett vs. S. Utah, 10-31-98 3. 243 – Laurént Robinson vs. UNI, 10-22-05 243 – Dwayne Smith at Illinois, 9-6-03 VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 292 – Laurént Robinson vs. Ind. St., 11-12-05 HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 292 – Laurént Robinson vs. Ind. St., 11-12-05 PLAYOFF GAME 1. 107 – Jacob Niete at NW St., 11-28-98 BY CLASS Fr. – 135, Jon Laurenti vs. Truman St., 9-2-99 So. – 115, Justin Frierson vs. W. Va. Tech, 8-31-00 Jr. – 292, Laurént Robinson vs. Indiana St., 11-12-05 Sr. – 243, Dwayne Smith at Illinois, 9-6-03 TEAM – OVERALL 1. 457 – at Northern Iowa, 10-10-98 2. 450 – vs. Northern Iowa, 10-4-97 3. 446 – vs. Western Illinois, 11-8-97 TEAM – VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 457 – at Northern Iowa, 10-10-98 TEAM – HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 450 – vs. Northern Iowa, 10-4-97 TEAM – PLAYOFF GAME 1. 374 – at Hofstra, 12-4-99

RECEIVING YARDS // SEASON OVERALL 1. 1,465 – Laurént Robinson (86-1465) – 2005 2. 1,175 – Rickey Garrett (74-1175) – 1998 3. 1,007 – Clarence Collins (64-1007) – 1983 BY CLASS Fr. – 529, Kevett Mickle (2004) So. – 585, Rickey Garrett (1997) Jr. – 1,465, Laurént Robinson (2005) Sr. – 1,007, Clarence Collins (1983) TEAM 1. 3,228 (295-3,228) – 1999

VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 14 – Laurént Robinson vs. Indiana St., 11-12-05 HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 15 – Willie White, Eastern Illinois, 10-9-71 ISU Best: 14 – Laurént Robinson vs. Ind. St., 11-12-05 PLAYOFF GAME 1. 7 – Rickey Garrett at Hofstra, 12-4-99 7 – Aveion Cason at Hofstra, 12-4-99 7 – Laurént Robinson at YSU, 12-2-06 BY CLASS Fr. – 10, Jon Laurenti vs. Truman St., 9-2-99 So. – 13, Darnell Jones vs. W. Ill., 11-8-97 Jr. – 14, Laurént Robinson vs. Ind. St., 11-12-05 Sr. – 14, Dwayne Smith at Illinois, 9-6-03 BY A RUNNING BACK 1. 13 – Darnell Jones vs. W. Illinois, 11-8-97 TEAM – OVERALL 1. 41 – vs. Western Illinois, 11-8-97 TEAM – VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 41 – vs. Western Illinois, 11-8-97 TEAM – HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 41 – vs. Western Illinois, 11-8-97 TEAM – PLAYOFF GAME 1. 34 – at Hofstra, 12-4-99

RECEPTIONS // SEASON OVERALL 1. 86 – Laurént Robinson (86-1,465) – 2005 2. 74 – Rickey Garrett (74-1,175) – 1998 3. 64 – Clarence Collins (64-1,007) – 1983 BY CLASS Fr. – 34, Kevett Mickle (2004) So. – 51, Ray Fouchea (1996) Jr. – 86, Laurént Robinson (2005) Sr. – 64, Clarence Collins (1983)

VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 3 – Laurént Robinson vs. UNI, 10-22-05 3 – Laurént Robinson vs. Ind. St., 11-12-05 3 – Kevin Glenn vs. Missouri State, 10-9-93 HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 4 – Rickey Garrett vs. Kentucky St., 11-21-98 4 – Rickey Garrett vs. S.Utah, 10-31-98 PLAYOFF GAME 1. 2 – Steve Kostro at Hofstra, 12-4-99 2 – Laurént Robinson at YSU, 12-2-06 TEAM – OVERALL 1. 6 – vs. Southern Utah, 10-31-98 6 – vs. St. Francis, 9-12-98 TEAM – VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 5 – vs. Indiana State, 11-12-05 5 – at Southern Illinois, 10-23-99 TEAM – HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 6 – vs. Southern Utah, 10-31-98 6 – vs. St. Francis, 9-12-98 TEAM – PLAYOFF GAME 1. 3 – vs. Colgate, 11-27-99 3 – at Hofstra, 12-4-99

TD RECEPTIONS // SEASON

BY A RUNNING BACK 1. 50 – Aveion Cason (1999) TEAM 1. 295 (295-3,228) – 1999

TEAM 1. 30 – 1999

RECEPTIONS // CAREER

1. 3,007 – Laurént Robinson (192-3,007) – 2003-06 2. 2,719 – Rickey Garrett (177-2,719) – 1996-99 3. 2,498 – Clarence Collins (147-2,498) – 1980-83

OVERALL 1. 192 – Laurént Robinson (192-3,007) – 2003-06 2. 177 – Rickey Garrett (177-2,719) – 1996-99 3. 147 – Clarence Collins (147-2,498) – 1980-83

OVERALL 1. 14 – Laurént Robinson vs. Ind. St, 11-12-05 14 – Dwayne Smith at Illinois, 9-6-03 3. 13 – Darnell Jones vs. WIU, 11-8-97

OVERALL 1. 4 – Rickey Garrett vs. Kentucky St., 11-21-98 4 – Rickey Garrett vs. S.Utah, 10-31-98 3. 3 – Laurént Robinson vs. Ind. State, 11-12-05 3 – Laurént Robinson vs. UNI, 10-22-05 3 – Laurént Robinson vs. Drake, 9-10-05 3 – Cory Grow vs. St. Francis, 9-12-98 3 – Kevin Glenn vs. Missouri State, 10-9-93 3 – Clarence Collins vs. Nicholls St.., 10-22-83 3 – Dave Wilson vs. Eastern Illinois, 10-6-84

OVERALL 1. 13 – Rickey Garrett – 1998 2. 12 – Laurént Robinson – 2005 3. 11 – Clarence Collins – 1983

RECEIVING YARDS // CAREER

RECEPTIONS // GAME

TD RECEPTIONS // GAME

BY A RUNNING BACK 1. 84 – Vic Northern (1987-90)

TD RECEPTIONS // CAREER 1. 29 – Laurént Robinson – 2003-06 2. 22 – Rickey Garrett – 1996-99 3. 20 – Clarence Collins – 1980-83

AVG YARDS/CATCH // GAME Minimum 3 receptions VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 38.7 – Tim Turner (3-116) vs. Ind. St, 11-16-85

PLAYOFF GAME 1. 23.5 – Steve Kostro (3-32) at Hofstra, 12-4-99

AVG YARDS/CATCH // SEASON

Receiving Records

Laurént Robinson

RECEIVING YARDS // GAME

Minimum 20 receptions

OVERALL 1. 23.70 – Vito Golson (20-474) – 2000 2. 18.52 – Clarence Collins (31-574) – 1981 3. 17.97 – Kevin Glenn (37-665) – 1993 TEAM 1. 17.56 (32-562) – 1957

AVG YARDS/CATCH // CAREER Minimum 50 receptions

1. 17.82 – Vito Golson (113-2,014) – 1999-2002 2. 16.99 – Clarence Collins (147-2,498) – 1980-83 3. 15.93 – Pierre Jackson (76-1,211) – 2004-06

RECEPTIONS/GAME // SEASON Minimum 7 games

OVERALL 1. 7.82 – Laurént Robinson (11 games) – 2005 2. 6.17 – Rickey Garrett (12 games) – 1998 3. 5.82 – Clarence Collins (11 games) – 1983 TEAM 1. 22.18 (11 games) – 1996

RECEPTIONS/GAME // CAREER Minimum 20 games

1. 4.59 – Clarence Collins (32 games) – 1980-83 2. 4.47 – Laurént Robinson (43 games) – 2003-06 3. 4.43 – Dwayne Smith (23 games) – 2002-03

100-YARD GAMES // SEASON 1. 6 – Laurént Robinson (2005) 2. 5 – Rickey Garrett (1998) 5 – Clarence Collins (1993) 5 – Kevin Glenn (1993)

100-YARD GAMES // CAREER 1. 9 – Rickey Garrett (1996-99) 9 – Laurént Robinson (2003-06) 3. 8 – Clarence Collins (1980-83)

100-YARD GAMES // CONSECUTIVE 1. 3 – Laurént Robinson, 10-8-05 – 10-22-05 2. 2 – Jason Horton, 10-13-07 – 10-20-07 2 – Pierre Jackson, 9-9-06 – 9-16-06 2 – Laurént Robinson, 9-3-05 – 9-10-05 2 – Rickey Garrett, 10-24-98 – 10-31-98 2 – Rickey Garrett, 10-4-97 – 10-11-97 2 – Kyle Robinson, 10-15-94 – 10-22-94 2 – Kevin Glenn, 10-2-93 – 10-9-93 2 – Clarence Collins, 11-5-83 – 11-12-83

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Defensive Records

Boomer Grigsby

TOTAL TACKLES // GAME

ASSISTED TACKLES // SEASON

TACKLES-FOR-LOSS // CAREER

QUARTERBACK SACKS // CAREER

OVERALL 1. 27 – Galen Scott vs. S. Utah, 10-31-98 2. 26 – Boomer Grigsby vs. YSU, 11-9-02 3. 25 – Joe Woods at MSU, 11-9-91

OVERALL 1. 108 – Wilbert Brown (48-108) – 1991 2. 81 – Chris Stevens (59-81) – 1995 3. 79 – Wilbert Brown (46-79) – 1989 79 – Cameron Siskowic (75-79) – 2006

1. 54.0 – John Kropke (54-0/0) – 1984-87 2. 45.0 – Galen Scott (45-0/114) – 1997-2000 3. 41.0 – Boomer Grigsby (40-2/132) – 2001-04

1. 25.5 – Ray Robinson (25-1/155) – 2000-03 2. 25.0 – John Kropke (25-0/0) – 1984-87 3. 23.5 – Tony Jones (23-1/75) – 1988-91

YARDS FROM TFL // SEASON

YARDS FROM SACKS // SEASON

TEAM 1. 669 (434-669) – 1991 669 (434-669) – 1992

OVERALL 1. 120 – Brent Hawkins (22-9/120) – 2005 2. 119 – Jonathan Friend (25-0/119) – 2002 3. 107 – Ray Robinson (19-1/107) – 2003

OVERALL 1. 91 – Ray Robinson (14-0/91) – 2003 2. 87 – Brent Hawkins (16-2/87) – 2005 3. 72 – Jonathan Friend (7-1/72) – 2002

YARDS FROM TFL // CAREER

TEAM 1. 311 (42-0/311) – 1999

1. 169 – Jonathan Friend (38-0/169) – 2001-02 2. 159 – Brent Hawkins (30-17/159) – 2004-05 3. 150 – Ray Robinson (33-1/150) – 2000-03

YARDS FROM SACKS // CAREER

VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 26 – Boomer Grigsby vs. YSU, 11-9-02 HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 27 – Galen Scott vs. S. Utah, 10-31-98 27 – Valinn Carey, Lincoln, 9-1-84 PLAYOFF GAME 1. 16 – Derek Smith at Hofstra, 12-4-99 BY CLASS Fr. – 23, Galen Scott at YSU, 11-1-97 So. – 27, Galen Scott vs. S. Utah, 10-31-98 Jr. – 21, Boomer Grigsby at Illinois, 9-6-03 Sr. – 25, Joe Woods at MSU, 11-9-91

TOTAL TACKLES // SEASON OVERALL 1. 186 – Galen Scott (109-77) – 1998 2. 179 – Boomer Grigsby (109-70) – 2003 179 – Boomer Grigsby (108-71) – 2002 BY CLASS Fr. – 93, Boomer Grigsby (2001) So. – 186, Galen Scott (1998) Jr. – 179, Boomer Grigsby (2003) Sr. – 154, Cameron Siskowic (2006) TEAM 1. 1,403 (816-587) – 1999

TOTAL TACKLES // CAREER 1. 580 – Boomer Grigsby (325-255) – 2001-04 2. 579 – Galen Scott (328-251) – 1997-2000 3. 470 – Wilbert Brown (189-281) – 1988-91

SOLO TACKLES // SEASON OVERALL 1. 109 – Boomer Grigsby (109-70) – 2003 109 – Galen Scott (109-77) – 1998 3. 108 – Boomer Grigsby (108-71) – 2002 TEAM 1. 816 (816-587) – 1999

SOLO TACKLES // CAREER 1. 328 – Galen Scott (328-251) – 1997-2000 2. 325 – Boomer Grigsby (325-255) – 2001-04 3. 256 – Ryan Szokola (256-141) – 1997-2000

ASSISTED TACKLES // CAREER 1. 281 – Wilbert Brown (189-281) – 1988-91 2. 255 – Boomer Grigsby (325-255) – 2001-04 3. 251 – Galen Scott (328-251) – 1997-2000

AVG TACKLES/GAME // SEASON OVERALL 1. 16.3 – Boomer Grigsby (2002) 2. 15.5 – Galen Scott (1998) 3. 14.9 – Boomer Grigsby (2003)

AVG TACKLES/GAME // CAREER 1. 13.2 – Boomer Grigsby (2001-04) 2. 12.1 – Galen Scott (1997-2000) 3. 10.7 – Wilbert Brown (1988-91)

TACKLES-FOR-LOSS // GAME OVERALL 1. 7 – Richard Elliott vs. Louisiana Tech, 9-7-74 2. 6.5 – Brent Hawkins vs. UNI, 10-22-05 3. 6 – Barry Moton vs. Wayne State, 9-20-86 6 – John Kropke vs. Wayne State, 9-20-86 6 – Mark Wallner at SIU, 11-6-76 VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 6.5 – Brent Hawkins vs. UNI, 10-22-05 HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 7 – Richard Elliott vs. Louisiana Tech, 9-7-74 PLAYOFF GAME 1. 3 – Damian Gregory vs. Colgate, 11-27-99 3 – Tim Angsten at Ga. Southern, 12-11-99

TACKLES-FOR-LOSS // SEASON OVERALL 1. 26.5 – Brent Hawkins (22-9/120) – 2005 2. 25.0 – Jonathan Friend (25-0/119) – 2002 TEAM 1. 116.0 (116-0/0) – 1986

QUARTERBACK SACKS // GAME

1. 155 – Ray Robinson (25-1/155) – 2000-03 2. 109 – Galen Scott (19-0/109) – 1997-2000 3. 108 – Brent Hawkins (19-2/108) – 2004-05

OVERALL 1. 5 – Brent Hawkins vs. UNI, 10-22-05 5 – Devon Finn vs. YSU, 11-14-98 5 – Rich Zukowski at WSU, 11-8-86

PASSES BROKEN UP // GAME

VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 5 – Brent Hawkins vs. UNI, 10-22-05 5 – Devon Finn vs. YSU, 11-14-98

VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 6 – Sam Young vs. YSU, 10-7-00

HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 5 – Brent Hawkins vs. UNI, 10-22-05 5 – Devon Finn vs. YSU, 11-14-98 PLAYOFF GAME 1. 3 – Damian Gregory vs. Colgate, 11-27-99 TEAM – OVERALL 1. 12 – at Western Illinois, 11-4-00 TEAM – VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 12 – at Western Illinois, 11-4-00 TEAM – HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 9 – vs. UNI, 10-22-05 TEAM – PLAYOFF GAME 1. 4 – at Hofstra, 12-4-99 4 – vs. Colgate, 11-27-99

QUARTERBACK SACKS // SEASON OVERALL 1. 17.0 – Brent Hawkins (16-2/87) – 2005 2. 14.0 – Ray Robinson (14-0/91) – 2003 TEAM 1. 47.0 (47-0/0) – 1986

OVERALL 1. 6 – Sam Young vs. YSU, 10-7-00

HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 6 – Sam Young vs. YSU, 10-7-00 PLAYOFF GAME 1. 2 – Devon Finn at Ga. Southern, 12-11-99 2 – Derek Smith at Hofstra, 12-4-99 2 – James Temple at EIU, 11-25-06 2 – Leon Kittrell at YSU, 12-2-06

PASSES BROKEN UP // SEASON OVERALL 1. 21 – Sam Young (1999) 2. 20 – Sam Young (2000) 3. 16 – Armando Andrade (1999) 16 – Warren Calhoun (1987) 16 – Anthony Office (1980) TEAM 1. 70 – 1999

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Ryan Hoffman

PUNTING RECORDS PUNT YARDS // GAME OVERALL 1. 527 – Jake Strader at Minnesota, 9-18-99 2. 487 – Link Woodward at W. Illinois, 10-27-84 3. 454 – Troy Maskel at W. Kentucky, 11-2-02 VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 454 – Troy Maskel at W. Kentucky, 11-2-02 2. 451 – Mike McCabe at Western Illinois, 10-4-08 HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 515 – Mark Poleyn, Wayne State, 9-20-86 ISU Best: 451 – James Olivieri vs. E. Mich., 11-13-76 PLAYOFF GAME 1. 270 – Jake Strader at Georgia S., 12-11-99 TEAM - OVERALL 1. 527 – at Minnesota, 9-18-99

HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 14 – Wayne Crowley (SIU), 11-24-73 ISU Best: 12 – Mike McCabe vs. W. Illinois, 10-4-86; 12 – Jim Olivieri vs. Eastern Michigan,11-13-76; 12 – John Bunch vs. Southern Illinois,11-24-73 PLAYOFF GAME 1. 7 – Jake Strader at Georgia Southern, 12-11-99 TEAM - OVERALL 1. 12 – at Minnesota, 9-18-99 12 – vs. Western Illinois, 10-4-86 12 – at Western Illinois, 10-27-84 12 – vs. Eastern Michigan, 11-13-76 12 – vs. Southern Illinois, 11-24-73 TEAM – VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 12 – vs. Western Illinois, 10-4-86 TEAM – HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 14 – by Southern Illinois, 11-24-73

TEAM – VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 454 – at W. Kentucky, 11-2-02

ISU Best: 12 – vs. Western Illinois, 10-4-86 12 – vs. Eastern Michigan, 11-13-76 12 – vs. Southern Illinois, 11-24-73

TEAM – HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 515 – by Wayne State, 9-20-86 ISU Best: 451 – vs. Eastern Michigan, 11-13-76

TEAM – PLAYOFF GAME 1. 7 – at Georgia Southern, 12-11-99

TEAM – PLAYOFF GAME 1. 270 – at Georgia Southern, 12-11-99

PUNT YARDS // SEASON OVERALL 1. 3,294 – Jim McDougle (83-3,294) – 1982 2. 3,042 – Mike McCabe (69-3,042) – 1988 3. 2,947 – Phil Meyer (78-2,947) – 1977 TEAM 1. 3,343 (86-3,343) – 1982

PUNT YARDS // CAREER 1. 10,444 – Mike McCabe (262-10,444) – 1985-88 2. 10,005 – Todd Kurz (252-10,005) – 1993-96 3. 9,683 – Jake Strader (237-9,683) – 1997-2000

PUNT ATTEMPTS // GAME OVERALL 1. 12 – Jake Strader at Minnesota, 9-18-99 12 – Mike McCabe vs. W. Illinois, 10-4-86 12 – Link Woodward at W. Illinois, 10-27-84 12 – Jim Olivieri vs. Eastern Michigan, 11-13-76 12 – John Bunch vs. Southern Illinois, 11-24-73 VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 12 – Mike McCabe vs. Western Illinois, 10-4-86

PUNT ATTEMPTS // SEASON

AVERAGE YARDS/PUNT // SEASON

BY A KICKER 1. 16 – Paul Politi vs. Central Florida, 9-28-85

OVERALL 1. 44.09 – Mike McCabe (69-3,042) – 1988 2. 43.87 – Ryan Hoffman (55-2,413) – 2004 3. 43.61 – Ryan Hoffman (36-1,570) – 2003

TEAM - OVERALL 1. 80 – vs. Eureka, 11-13-37

Minimum 20 attempts

TEAM 1. 42.85 (71-3,042) – 1988

AVERAGE YARDS/PUNT // CAREER Minimum 80 attempts

1. 42.17 – Ryan Hoffman (186-7,843) – 2001, 03-05 2. 40.86 – Jake Strader (237-9,683) – 1997-2000 3. 39.86 – Mike McCabe (262-10,444) – 1985-88

LONGEST PUNT // GAME OVERALL 1. 86 – Bill Manley vs. Northern Illinois, 10-20-79 2. 81 – John Bunch vs. Northern Illinois, 10-27-73 3. 79 – Link Woodward at W. Illinois, 10-27-84 VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 75 – Jake Strader at Youngstown State, 11-1-97 HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 86 – Bill Manley vs. Northern Illinois, 10-20-79

OVERALL 1. 83 – Jim McDougle (83-3,294) – 1982 2. 79 – Ron Koesler (79-2,838) – 1971 3. 78 – Phil Meyer (78-2,947) – 1977

PLAYOFF GAME 1. 63 – Jake Strader at Georgia S., 12-11-99

TEAM 1. 86 (86-3343) – 1982

TOTAL POINTS SCORED // GAME

PUNT ATTEMPTS // CAREER 1. 262 – Mike McCabe (262-10,444) – 1985-88 2. 252 – Todd Kurz (252-10,005) – 1993-96 3. 237 – Jake Strader (237-9,683) – 1997-2000

AVERAGE YARDS/PUNT // GAME Minimum 5 attempts

OVERALL 1. 53.4 – Ryan Hoffman (5-267) at INS, 10-2-04 2. 49.8 – Mike McCabe (5-249) vs. Mo.-Rolla, 10-1-88 3. 48.6 – Jake Strader (5-243) vs. Ky. St., 11-21-98 VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 53.4 – Ryan Hoffman (5-267) at INS, 10-2-04 HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 49.8 – Mike McCabe (5-249) vs. Mo.-Rolla, 10-1-88 PLAYOFF GAME 1. 38.8 – Jake Strader (6-233) at N.W. St., 11-28-98

SCORING RECORDS OVERALL 1. 42 – Ron Bell at UW-Milwaukee, 11-21-70 2. 36 – Pierre Rembert at Missouri State, 11-5-05 3. 24 – Brian Thompson at S. Illinois, 10-15-05 24 – Sha-Ron Edwards at Missouri St., 11-8-03 24 – Rickey Garrett vs. Kentucky St., 11-21-98 24 – Rickey Garrett vs. S. Utah, 10-31-98 24 – Aveion Cason vs. SIU, 9-26-98 24 – Toby Davis vs. Eastern Illinois, 9-26-92 VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 36 – Pierre Rembert at Missouri State, 11-5-05 HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 24 – Rickey Garrett vs. Kentucky St., 11-21-98 24 – Rickey Garrett vs. S. Utah, 10-31-98 24 – Aveion Cason vs. SIU, 9-26-98 24 – Toby Davis vs. Eastern Illinois, 9-26-92 PLAYOFF GAME 1. 18 – Aveion Cason vs. Colgate, 11-27-99 18 – Sam Zanders at N.W. St., 11-28-98

TEAM – VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 70 – vs. Indiana State, 11-18-05 TEAM – HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 75 – vs. West Virginia Tech, 8-31-00 TEAM – PLAYOFF GAME 1. 56 – vs. Colgate, 11-27-99

TOTAL POINTS SCORED // SEASON OVERALL 1. 120 – Toby Davis (20 TD) – 1992 2. 102 – Pierre Rembert (17 TD) – 2006 3. 86 – Bruce Cullen (14 TD, 1 PAT) – 1969 86 – Jake Strader (53 PAT, 11 FG) – 1999 BY A KICKER 1. 86 – Jake Strader (1999) 2. 84 – Paul Politi (1983) 3. 80 – Stephen Carroll (2003) TEAM 1. 487 (66 TD, 55 PAT, 11 FG) – 1999

TOTAL POINTS SCORED // CAREER OVERALL 1. 271 – Stephen Carroll (127 PAT, 48 FG) – 2001-04 2. 266 – Todd Kurz (89 PAT, 59 FG) – 1993-96 3. 251 – Paul Politi (101 PAT, 50 FG) – 1983-86 BY A KICKER 1. 271 – Stephen Carroll – 2001-04 2. 266 – Todd Kurz – 1993-96 3. 251 – Paul Politi – 1983-86

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Stephen Carroll

TDS SCORED // GAME OVERALL 1. 6 – Ron Bell at UW-Milwaukee, 11-21-70 6 – Pierre Rembert at Missouri State, 11-5-05 VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 6 – Pierre Rembert at Missouri State, 11-5-05 HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 4 – Rickey Garrett vs. Kentucky St., 11-21-98 4 – Rickey Garrett vs. Southern Utah, 10-31-98 4 – Aveion Cason vs. Southern Illinois, 9-26-98 4 – Toby Davis vs. Eastern Illinois, 9-26-92 PLAYOFF GAME 1. 3 – Sam Zanders at N.W. St., 11-28-98 3 – Aveion Cason vs. Colgate, 11-27-99 TEAM - OVERALL 1. 12 – vs. Eureka, 11-13-37 TEAM – VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 10 – vs. Indiana State, 10-13-07 10 – vs. Indiana State, 11-18-05 TEAM – HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 10 – vs. Indiana State, 10-13-07 10 – vs. Indiana State, 11-12-05 10 – vs. West Virginia Tech, 8-31-00 TEAM – PLAYOFF GAME 1. 8 – vs. Colgate, 11-27-99

TDS SCORED // SEASON OVERALL 1. 20 – Toby Davis (20 rush) – 1992 2. 17 – Pierre Rembert (16 rush, 1 rcv) – 2006 TEAM 1. 66 (29 rush, 30 rcv, 7 ret) – 1999

TDS SCORED // CAREER 1. 39 – Toby Davis (37 rush, 2 rcv) – 1988-92 2. 29 – Pierre Rembert (28 rush, 1 rcv) – 2005-06 29 – Laurént Robinson (29 rcv) – 2003-06

AVG. POINTS SCORED // SEASON 1. 39.2 – 2005 2. 35.4 – 1998 3. 34.8 --1999

KICKING RECORDS PAT KICKS MADE // GAME OVERALL 1. 10 – Kevin Mazur vs. Indiana State, 11-12-05 2. 8 – Jake Strader vs. Prairie View A&M, 10-21-00 8 – Jake Strader vs. West Virginia Tech, 8-31-00 8 – Jake Strader vs. Colgate, 11-27-99 VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 10 – Kevin Mazur vs. Indiana State, 11-12-05

PLAYOFF GAME 1. 8 – Jake Strader vs. Colgate, 11-27-99

PAT KICK PCT // CAREER

TEAM - OVERALL 1. 10 – vs. Indiana State, 10-13-07 10 – vs. Indiana State, 11-12-05 10 – vs. W. Virginia Tech, 9-31-00

1. 98.1 – Paul Politi (101-103) – 1983-86 2. 97.7 – Stephen Carroll (127-130) – 2001-04 3. 97.6 – Bruce Hoefnagel (80-82) – 1972-75

TEAM – VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 10 – vs. Indiana State, 10-13-07 10 – vs. Indiana State, 11-12-05

HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 10 – Kevin Mazur vs. Indiana State, 11-12-05

TEAM – HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 10 – vs. Indiana State, 10-13-07 10 – vs. Indiana State, 11-12-05 10 – vs. W. Virginia Tech, 9-31-00

PLAYOFF GAME 1. 8 – Jake Strader vs. Colgate, 11-27-99

TEAM – PLAYOFF GAME 1. 8 – vs. Colgate, 11-27-99

TEAM - OVERALL 1. 10 – vs. Indiana State, 11-12-05

PAT KICK ATTEMPTS // SEASON

TEAM – VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 10 – vs. Indiana State, 11-18-05

OVERALL 1. 61 – Jake Strader (53-61) – 1999 2. 53 – Kevin Mazur (49-53) – 2005 3. 46 – Kevin Mazur (44-46) – 2006

TEAM – HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 10 – vs. Indiana State, 11-18-05 TEAM – PLAYOFF GAME 1. 8 – vs. Colgate, 11-27-99

PAT KICKS MADE // SEASON OVERALL 1. 53 – Jake Strader (53-61) – 1999 2. 49 – Kevin Mazur (49-53) – 2005 3. 44 – Kevin Mazur (44-46) – 2006 TEAM 1. 54 (54-63) – 1999

PAT KICKS MADE // CAREER 1. 141 – Jake Strader (141-157) – 1997-2000

PAT KICK ATTEMPTS // GAME OVERALL 1. 10 – Kevin Mazur vs. Indiana State, 11-12-05 2. 9 – Jake Strader vs. W. Virginia Tech, 8-31-00 3. 8 – Jake Strader vs. Colgate, 11-27-99 8 – Kevin Mazur at Southern Illinois, 10-15-05 VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 10 – Kevin Mazur vs. Indiana State, 11-12-05 HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 10 – Kevin Mazur vs. Indiana State, 11-12-05

TEAM 1. 63 (54-63) – 1999

PAT KICK ATTEMPTS // CAREER 1. 157 – Jake Strader (141-157) – 1997-2000 2. 130 – Stephen Carroll (127-130) – 2001-04 3. 103 – Paul Politi (101-103) – 1983-86 103 – Kevin Mazur (96-103) – 2005-08

PAT KICK PCT // SEASON Minimum 20 attempts

OVERALL 1. 100.0 – Stephen Carroll (35-35) – 2003 100.0 – Paul Politi (31-31) – 1984 100.0 – Bruce Hoefnagel (20-20) – 1974 100.0 – Bruce Hoefnagel (30-30) – 1972 100.0 – Stephen Carroll (30-30) – 2002 100.0 – Steven Fetzer (30-30) – 2008 100.0 – Isaac Camargo (26-26) – 1979 100.0 – Todd Kurz (28-28) – 1994 TEAM 1. 100.0 (20-20) – 1974 100.0 (14-14) – 1990 100.0 (35-35) – 2003 100.0 (17-17) – 1975 100.0 (17-17) – 1981 100.0 (26-26) – 1979 100.0 (31-31) – 1984 100.0 (30-30) – 1972 100.0 (30-30) – 2002

Minimum 50 attempts

CONSECUTIVE PATS MADE 1. 86 – Stephen Carroll (2001-04) 2. 85 – Paul Politi (1983-86) 3. 43 – Bruce Hoefnagel (1973-75)

FIELD GOALS MADE // GAME OVERALL 1. 4 – Paul Politi vs. Wichita State, 11-9-85 4 – Paul Politi vs. Central Florida, 9-28-85 4 – Paul Politi vs. Western Illinois, 9-7-85 4 – Joel Pohlod at Villanova, 9-25-76 VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 4 – Paul Politi vs. Western Illinois, 9-7-85 HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 4 – Paul Politi (ISU) vs. Wichita State, 11-9-85 4 – Paul Politi (ISU) vs. C. Florida, 9-28-85 4 – Paul Politi (ISU) vs. W. Illinois, 9-7-85 4 – John Pahoski, Central Michigan, 10-26-68 4 – Gerald Carlson, Buffalo, 9-16-95 4 – Jose Larios, McNeese State, 9-18-93 PLAYOFF GAME 1. 1 – Jake Strader at Georgia Southern, 12-11-99 1 – Jake Strader at Hofstra, 12-4-99 1 – Kevin Mazur at Eastern Illinois, 11-25-06 TEAM - OVERALL 1. 4 – vs. Wichita State, 11-9-85 4 – vs. Central Florida, 9-28-85 4 – vs. Western Illinois, 9-7-85 4 – vs. Villanova, 9-25-76 TEAM – VALLEY FOOTBALL GAME 1. 4 – vs. Western Illinois, 9-7-85 TEAM – HANCOCK STADIUM 1. 4 – vs. Wichita State, 11-9-85 4 – vs. C. Florida, 9-28-85 4 – vs. W. Illinois, 9-7-85 4 – by Buffalo, 9-16-95 4 – by McNeese State, 9-18-93 4 – by Central Michigan, 10-26-68 TEAM – PLAYOFF GAME 1. 1 – at Georgia Southern, 12-11-99 1 – at Hofstra, 12-4-99 1 – at Eastern Illinois, 11-25-06

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Playoff History

1998

1999

1999

NOVEMBER 28 NATCHITOCHES, LA. FIRST ROUND Attendance // 8,118

NOVEMBER 27 NORMAL, ILL. FIRST ROUND Attendance // 7,133

DECEMBER 4 HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. QUARTERFINALS Attendance // 5,586

NORTHWESTERN STATE 48, ILLINOIS STATE 28 GAME SUMMARY

No. 15 seed Illinois State was a team making its first playoff appearance and opened the game as such. No. 2 seed Northwestern State raced to a 21-0 lead before the Redbirds responded. ISU still managed a 502-yard day, but never matched the Demons’ speed in surrendering 650 total yards, including 344 on just 12 pass completions. Just one of Northwestern State’s seven scoring plays covered less than 29 yards.

SCORING SUMMARY SCOREBOARD 1 Illinois State (8-4) Northwestern St. (10-2)

0 21

2 7 0

3

14 21

4 7 6

F

28 48

FIRST QUARTER

NSU–Taylor 29-yard urn (LaToof kick), 13:19 NSU–Pritchett 35-yard pass from Spangler (LaToof kick), 1:20 NSU–Pritchett 60-yard pass from Spangler (LaToof kick), :00

SECOND QUARTER ILS–Preusker 1-yard pass from Glenn (Strader kick), 3:45

THIRD QUARTER

NSU–Jacquet 1-yard run (LaToof kick), 13:26 ILS–Zanders 4-yard run (Strader kick), 12:59 NSU–Jacquet 45-yard run (LaToof kick), 9:54 NSU–Sutherland 59-yard pass from Spangler (LaToof kick), 5:45 ILS–Zanders 2-yard run (Strader kick), 1:12

FOURTH QUARTER

NSU–Pritchett 53-yard pass from Spangler (kick failed), 9:29 ILS–Zanders 14-yard run (Strader kick), 3:12

TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Attempts-Yards Passing Passing Yards Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

ILS

25 42-283 18-45-2 219 502 3-1 7-85 30:07

NSU

22 45-306 12-19-1 344 650 2-1 8-63 29:53

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING

82

(ILS) – Zanders 21-135, Glenn 12-71, Cason 5-65, Spielman 1-9, Niete 1-5, Watts 2-(-2). (NSU) – Jacquet 11-97, Taylor 13-90, Powell 11-73, Traylor 4-21, Drago 2-8, Sutherland 1-8, Bivens 1-6, Spangler 1-2, Black 1-1.

PASSING

(ILS) – Glenn 18-45-2-219. (NSU) – Spangler 12-17-1-344, Patterson 0-2-0-0.

RECEIVING

(ILS) – Niete 5-107, Preusker 3-20, Grow 3-15, Garrett 2-21, Watts 1-29, Kostro 1-23, Beverly 1-6, Schaeve 1-(-1), Zanders 1-(-1). (NSU) – Pritchett 6-192, Black 3-21, Sutherland 2-103, Granger 1-28.

TACKLE LEADERS

(ILS) – Scott 2-9-11, Waugh 2-5-7, Young 5-0-5, Szokola 3-2-5. (NSU) – Green 7-5-12, Williams 5-49, Delaney 3-5-8, Slate 3-3-6.

ILLINOIS STATE 56, COLGATE 13

ILLINOIS STATE 37, HOFSTRA 20

GAME SUMMARY

In its first home playoff game, sixth-seeded Illinois State routed Patriot League champion and 11th-seeded Colgate behind speedster Aveion Cason, who racked up 196 all-purpose yards, including 156 rushing, and three touchdowns. ISU scored on five of its first seven possessions and tacked on a couple of special teams TDs, while the visiting Red Raiders had little success penetrating a Redbird defense that racked up four sacks. Illinois State head coach Todd Berry substituted freely throughout the second half.

SCORING SUMMARY SCOREBOARD 1

2

3

4

F

Illinois State (10-2) Colgate (10-2)

21 0

21 7

7 6

56 13

7 0

FIRST QUARTER ILS–Laurenti 29-yard pass from Burk (Strader kick), 2:49

GAME SUMMARY

Hofstra quarterback Giovanni Carmazzi would later be drafted by the San Francisco 49ers, but on this day he took a back seat to ISU’s Dusty Burk. The Redbird freshman was amazing, completing 31-of-37 passes for 350 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also rushed eight times for 54 yards. A 21-0 second-quarter blitz was too much for the homestanding and the third-seeded Flying Dutchmen, who spent most of the game playing catch-up.

SCORING SUMMARY SCOREBOARD 1 Illinois State (11-2) Hofstra (11-2)

THIRD QUARTER

THIRD QUARTER

FOURTH QUARTER

TEAM STATISTICS

CU–Joseph 77-yard run (Kutschke kick), 6:14 ILS–Cason 21-yard run (Strader kick), :34

TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Attempts-Yards Passing Passing Yards Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

ILS

25 51-307 12-17-0 165 447 1-0 4-36 31:31

CU

14 39-248 10-19-2 118 338 2-1 5-45 28:29

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING

(ILS) – Cason 21-156, Burk 10-75, Watts 18-54, Spielman 2-(-3). (CU) – Joseph 17-176, Lavoie 5-29, Vena 9-17, King 3-7, Weiss 1-5, McCune 4-(-14).

PASSING

(ILS) – Burk 12-17-0-165, Spielman 0-0-0-0. (CU) – McCune 8-151-107, Vena 2-4-1-11.

RECEIVING

(ILS) – Garrett 3-26, Cason 3-15, Laurenti 2-33, Hunter 2-29, Kostro 1-43, Preusker 1-19. (CU) – Ojeda 4-50, Morin 3-35, Mattes 2-16, Rossi 1-17.

TACKLE LEADERS

(ILS) – Angsten 3-9-12, Scott 1-10-11, Szokola 3-5-8, Gregory 3-2-5. (CU) – Riley 1-12-13, Russell 5-7-12, Bowman 4-5-9, Hampton 2-5-7.

3

13 13

4

F

0 0

37 20

HU–Jones 4-yard run (Johnson kick), 5:57 ILS–Strader 32-yard field goal, 3:15

SECOND QUARTER

ILS–Hunter 26-yard pass from Burk (Strader kick), 12:40 ILS–Szokola 48-yard punt return (Strader kick), 11:04 ILS–Kostro 43-yard pass from Burk (Strader kick), 6:53 CU–Ojeda 20-yard pass from McCune (Kutschke kick), 2:22

2

21 0

FIRST QUARTER

SECOND QUARTER

ILS–Killingsworth 20-yard blocked punt return (Strader kick), 9:20 ILS–Cason 16-yard run (Strader kick), 5:44 ILS–Cason 3-yard run (Strader kick), 2:34

3 7

ILS–Watts 4-yard run (Strader kick), 8:38 ILS–Kostro 6-yard pass from Burk (Strader kick), 2:47 ILS–Watts 5-yard run (Strader kick), 1:41 HU–Jones 35-yard pass from Carmazzi (kick failed), 13:40 ILS–Bardwell 6-yard pass from Buck (kick failed), 7:23 HU–Morales 13-yard pass from Carmazzi (Johnson kick), 3:42 ILS–Kostro 34-yard pass from Burk (Strader kick), :12

First Downs Rushing Attempts-Yards Passing Passing Yards Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

ILS

26 37-166 34-40-1 374 540 2-0 6-43 34:40

HU

28 29-102 31-46-1 323 425 2-2 4-27 25:20

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING

(ILS) – Cason 10-59, Burk 8-54, Watts 12-41, James 7-12. (HU) – Jones 14-51, Carmazzi 9-26, Butler 5-20, Jackson 1-5.

PASSING

(ILS) – Burk 31-37-1-350, Spielman 3-3-0-24. (HU) – Carmazzi 28-35-0-291, Butler 3-11-1-32.

RECEIVING

(ILS) – Garrett 7-90, Cason 7-88, Preusker 6-25, Kostro 4-94, Watts 3-4, Hunter 2-36, Niete 2-23, Laurenti 1-10, Bardwell 1-6, James 1-(-2). (HU) – Jones 9-116, Morales 7-73, Jackson 7-47, Adams 4-56, Roy 3-28, Maxwell 1-3.

TACKLE LEADERS

(ILS) – Smith 5-11-16, Andrade 3-6-9, Scott 3-4-7, Corbin 4-2-6. (HU) – Emanuel 4-9-13, Thomas 9-3-12, Shanahan 6-6-12, Longdon 4-5-9.

2006

2006

DECEMBER 11 STATESBORO, GA. SEMIFINALS Attendance // 12,299

NOVEMBER 25 CHARLESTON, ILL. FIRST ROUND Attendance // 4,400

DECEMBER 2 YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO QUARTERFINALS Attendance // 10,813

GA. SOUTHERN 28, ILLINOIS STATE 17

ILLINOIS STATE 24, EASTERN ILLINOIS 13

GAME SUMMARY

Illinois State’s first possession resulted in a 12-play, 68-yard touchdown drive, but that would be the last time the Redbirds would lead the top-seeded and eventual national champion Georgia Southern Eagles. It was the 900th game in the history of ISU’s program. GSU ripped off 21 unanswered points before Jake Strader booted a 50-yard field goal for ISU on the last play of the first half. Each team added a second-half touchdown, but Illinois State had little success penetrating Georgia Southern’s defense and Walter Payton Award-winner Adrian Peterson helped GSU control the ball by rushing 31 times for 183 yards and three touchdowns.

SCORING SUMMARY SCOREBOARD 1 Illinois State (11-3) Georgia Southern (12-2)

7 7

2

3 14

3 0 0

4 7 7

F

17 28

ILS–Laurenti 18-yard pass from Burk (Strader kick), 9:42 GSU–Hill 10-yard run (Chambers kick), 3:43

SECOND QUARTER

3 0

2

3

7 6

0 0

4

14 7

F

24 13

FIRST QUARTER

ILS

13 28-69 21-32-2 191 260 1-1 8-80 26:26

GSU

22 67-363 3-7-1 76 439 1-1 4-30 33:34

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING

(ILS) – Cason 11-48, Burk 9-12, James 5-7, Watts 3-2. (GSU) – Peterson 31-183, Hill 25-80, Cunningham 7-65, Freeman 2-23, Myers 1-14, Weathers 1-(-2).

PASSING (ILS) – Burk 21-32-2-191. (GSU) – Hill 3-7-1-76.

RECEIVING

(ILS) – Cason 6-58, Kostro 3-32, Garrett 3-24, Preusker 3-10, Niete 2-37, James 2-4, Laurenti 1-18, Watts 1-8. (GSU) – Johnson 3-76. (ILS) – Scott 6-4-10, Young 9-0-9, Bull 6-3-9, Finn 7-1-8. (GSU) – Thomas 4-3-7, Pesqueira 4-2-6, Allen 4-0-4, Neese 4-0-4.

EIU–Sanders 87-yard interception return (Yates kick), 10:48 ILS–Rembert 18-yard run (Mazur kick), 2:07 ILS–Caesar 45-yard interception return (Mazur kick), 1:00

First Downs Rushing Attempts-Yards Passing Passing Yards Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Illinois State took the opening kickoff and drove 58 yards in nine plays capped by a 4-yard pass from Luke Drone to Laurent Robinson, but that was the only offense until a fourth quarter rally which fell short as the Redbirds lost at Youngstown State 28-21 in a clash between Gateway Football Conference teams. YSU took a commanding 28-7 lead, but the Redbirds added a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter to close the deficit to 28-21. ISU had one final chance with 2:18 left of the clock, but the Redbirds were unable to get a first down to sustain the potential game-winning drive.

SCORING SUMMARY SCOREBOARD 1 Illinois State (9-4) Youngstown State (11-2)

7 7

2

3

0 7

0 14

4

14 0

F

21 28

FIRST QUARTER

ILS–Robinson 4-yard pass from Drone (Mazur kick), 9:35 YSU–Peterson 17-yard pass from Zetts (Palmer kick), 5:08 YSU– Zetts 2-yard run (Palmer kick), 4:14

FOURTH QUARTER

TEAM STATISTICS

GAME SUMMARY

SECOND QUARTER

EIU –Yates 47-yard field goal, 9:54 ILS–J. Tate 41-yard interception return (Mazur kick), 5:35 EIU–Yates 39-yard field goal, :40

GSU–Peterson 10-yard run (Chambers kick), 10:47 ILS–Preusker 2-yard pass from Burk (Strader kick), 8:04

TACKLE LEADERS

SCORING SUMMARY SCOREBOARD 1

SECOND QUARTER

FOURTH QUARTER

First Downs Rushing Attempts-Yards Passing Passing Yards Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Jason Tate and Jesse Caesar each returned an interception for a touchdown to lead Illinois State to a 24-13 NCAA Division I Football Championship first round game victory over Eastern Illinois. With 10:48 left in the game, the EIU defense put points on the scoreboard to take the lead. Defensive back Terrance Sanders answered Tate’s earlier interception return for a touchdown with one of his own for 87 yards to put the Panthers up 13-10. However, Pierre Rembert would regain the lead for the Redbirds on an 18-yard touchdown run with 2:07 left in the game to make the score 17-13 in favor of ISU. To seal the win, Caesar picked off a Stinson pass and ran it back 45 yards for a touchdown to put the game away at 24-13.

ILS–Mazur 30-yard field goal. 7:35

GSU–Peterson 1-yard run (Chambers kick), 2:55 GSU–Peterson 2-yard run (Chambers kick), :43 ILS –Strader 50-yard field goal, :00

TEAM STATISTICS

GAME SUMMARY

Illinois State (9-3) Eastern Illinois (8-5)

FIRST QUARTER

YOUNGSTOWN STATE 28, ILLINOIS STATE 21

ILS

18 38-162 16-33-4 177 339 1-0 3-30 33:38

EIU

7 22-59 15-30-3 79 138 0-0 6-35 26:22

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING

(ILS) – Rembert 27-122, Drone 7-21, R. Rice 4-19. (EIU) – Webb 14-54, Adeniji 2-9, Smith 3-5, Rucker 1-0, Duhai 1-(-2), Stinson 1-(-7).

THIRD QUARTER

YSU–Berry 28-yard pass from Zetts (Palmer kick), 12:11 YSU–Mason 2-yard run (Palmer kick), 5:13

FOURTH QUARTER

ILS–Robinson 2-yard pass from Drone (Mazur kick), 9:45 ILS–Drone 7-yard run (Mazur kick), 3:09

TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Attempts-Yards Passing Passing Yards Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

ILS

19 37-186 16-27-4 189 375 0-0 7-50 29:37

NSU

21 43-199 11-21-0 146 345 1-1 6-27 30:23

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING

(ILS) – Rembert 24-114, Drone 8-43, R. Rice 5-29. (YSU) – Mason 26-138, Cayson 1-22, Ison 5-21, Gibson 5-21, Zetts 4-7, Team 1-(-2).

PASSING

PASSING

(ILS) – Drone 16-27-4-189. (YSU) – Zetts 11-21-0-146.

RECEIVING

(ILS) – Robinson 7-89, D. Passarelli 4-51, Jackson 2-44, Horton 1-10, Rembert 1-0, R. Rice 1-(-5). (YSU) – Peterson 4-73, Berry 3-39, Gibson 2-17, Irizarry 2-17.

(ILS) – Drone 16-33-4-177. (EIU) – Stinson 15-30-3-79. (ILS) – Robinson 5-55, Horton 3-42, D. Passarelli 2-17, Mordis 2-15, R. Rice 1-24, Rourke 1-9, Rembert 1-8, Jackson 1-7. (EIU) – Campanella 7-32, Webb 4-13, Mobley 2-20, Adeniji 1-11, Duhai 1-3.

TACKLE LEADERS

Playoff History

1999

(ILS) – Campbell 3-8-11, C. Siskowic 5-5-10, Stewart 4-4-8, Caesar 2-4-6, Temple 0-3-3. (EIU) – Burge 6-11-17, Brown 5-1-6, Torres 0-6-6, Seymour 1-5-6, Thomas 1-4-5.

RECEIVING

TACKLE LEADERS

(ILS) – C. Siskowic 10-4-14, Caesar 5-2-7, Campbell 6-0-6, Temple 4-1-5, Blankenship 3-2-5. (YSU) – Hutchinson 6-1-7, Koval 6-0-6, Terry 5-1-6, Perry 4-1-5, Jackson 4-1-5.

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DUANE BUTLER, DB // Minnesota

Vikings, 1998; Cleveland Browns, 1999; Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL), 2002; Montreal Alouettes (CFL), 2003-06

AVEION CASON, RB // St. Louis Rams, 2001; Detroit Lions, 2001-02; Dallas Cowboys, 2003; St. Louis Rams, 2004-05; Detroit Lions, 2006-present

ESTUS HOOD, DB // Green Bay

Packers, 1978-84

WALTER JAMES, RB // Berlin

Thunder (NFLE), 2002; Indianapolis Colts, 2002

ERIC JOHNSON, DT // Edmonton

Eskimos (CFL), 1998-2000

BRUCE CULLEN, RB // Detroit

JASON JOHNSON, WR // Denver Broncos, 1988; Pittsburgh Steelers, 1989; Cleveland Browns, 1990

Jersey Generals (USFL), 1984-85

LUKE DRONE, QB // Buffalo Bills, 2008 SHA-RON EDWARDS, RB // Berlin

Thunder (NFLE), 2007; Frankfurt Galaxy (NFLE), 2007; Atlanta Falcons, 2007

CREIG FEDERICO, WR // Detroit

Lions, 1987; Pittsburgh Gladiators (Indoor) 1987-88

BILL FENN, RB // Portland Breakers (USFL), 1984

DEVON FINN, DT // Miami Dolphins,

2001; Denver Broncos, 2002; Frankfurt Galaxy, (NFLE), 2003; Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL), 2004

TONY JONES, DE // Cleveland Thunderbolts (Indoor), 1992-93; Tampa Bay Storm (Indoor), 1995-98; Buffalo Destroyers (Indoor), 1999-2000 BRANDON JOYCE, OL // Minnesota

Vikings, 2008; Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 2008; Las Vegas (UFL), 2009-present

BOBBY KELSEY, P // Philadelphia

Eagles 2009

ANDY KING, OL // St. Louis Rams, 2002-04; Amsterdam Admirals (NFLE), 2005; Seattle Seahawks, 2005

1989; Barcelona Dragons (NFLE), 1990

WALTER MENDENHALL, RB //

CURTIS GARRETT, DE // New York

JIM MEYER, OT // Cleveland

Philadelphia Eagles, 2009; Indianapolis Colts 2009-present

Browns, 1986; Green Bay Packers, 1987; Philadelphia Eagles, 1988

JEFF GEORGE, DB // Tampa Bay Bandits (USFL), 1983-85; Orlando Renegades (USFL), 1985

BILL MILLER, WR // Detroit Lions,

KEVIN GLENN, QB // Saskatchewan

BARRY MOTON, DE // Ottawa

1990; Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL), 1991

Roughriders, 1989-90

DENNIS NELSON, OT // Baltimore Colts, 1970-74; Philadelphia Eagles, 1976-77 TOM NELSON, S // Cincinnati Bengals, 2009-present

BOOMER GRIGSBY, LB // Kansas

ANTHONY OFFICE, LB // Tampa Bay Bandits (USFL), 1985; Detroit Lions, 1987

CALVIN HARPER, OT // Tampa Bay

Bengals, 1999

City Chiefs, 2005-08; Miami Dolphins, 2008; Houston Texans, 2009

Buccaneers, 1977

BRENT HAWKINS, DL //

Jacksonville Jaguars, 2006-2008

TOM RICKS, DB // Hamilton TigerCats (CFL), 1983-84

JONATHAN ST-PIERRE, OL //

Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL), 2009present

PETER SHORTS, DL // New England Patriots, 1990

CAMERON SISKOWIC, LB //

Cincinnati Bengals, 2007; Minnesota Vikings, 2007; Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL), 2008-09

MIKE SOUZA, QB // Calgary Stampeders (CFL), 2004

KYE STEWART, LB // Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL), 2009-present

JOE WASHINGTON, RB // Atlanta

Baltimore Ravens, 1998; Rhein Fire (NFLE), 2000; Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL), 2002

DAMIAN GREGORY, DT // Miami Dolphins, 2000-01; Cleveland Browns, 2002; Oakland Raiders, 2003; Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-05; Detroit Lions, 2006

MARK RODENHAUSER, C //

Chicago Bears, 1987-88; Minnesota Vikings, 1989; San Diego Chargers, 199091; Chicago Bears, 1992; Detroit Lions, 1993-94; Carolina Panthers, 1995-99; Seattle Seahawks, 2000

MIKE MCCABE, P // Chicago Bears,

LARRY FITZPATRICK, DL //

Roughriders (CFL), 2001-03; Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL), 2004-2008; Hamilton Tiger Cats 2008-present

Atlanta Falcons, 2007-08; St. Louis Rams 2009-present

RYAN SZOKOLA, DB // New York

Roughriders (CFL), 1989-92

Giants, 1987

LAURÉNT ROBINSON, WR //

JOHN KROPKE, DL // Ottawa

JIM FITZPATRICK, WR // Tampa Bay Bandits (USFL), 1983-85

Boomer Grigsby

Browns, 1971

CLARENCE COLLINS, WR // New Wheels (WFL), 1974

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GUY HOMOLY, DB // Cleveland

CHAD PEGUES, DL // Cincinnati

MIKE PRIOR, DB // Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1985-86; Indianapolis Colts, 1987-92; Green Bay Packers, 1993-98

Jets, 2001

Falcons, 1973

FRANKY WEST, DB // Hamilton

Tiger-Cats (CFL), 1997-2000

ISAIAH WIGGINS, OL // Baltimore Ravens, 2008-present

STEVE WILBURN, DT // Calgary Stampeders (CFL), 1983-85; BC Lions (CFL), 1989-90

DAVE WILSON, WR // St. Louis Cardinals, 1986

ANTOINE WORTHMAN, DB //

Tampa Bay Storm (Indoor), 1996-98, 2000; Buffalo Destroyers (Indoor), 1999; Detroit Fury (Indoor), 2001

EDROY YANCEY, DB // Hamilton

Tiger-Cats (CFL), 1984

SAM YOUNG, CB // Chicago Bears, 2001; Denver Broncos, 2002; Calgary Stampeders (CFL), 2003; BC Lions (CFL), 2004-05; Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL), 2006; Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL), 2007 SAM ZANDERS, RB // Ottawa Renegades (CFL), 2001-02

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// VOLLEYBALL 8/28 8/29 9/1

REDBIRD CLASSIC Gardner-Webb Normal, Ill. Texas-Arlington Normal, Ill. Oral Roberts Normal, Ill. at Loyola Chicago Chicago, Ill.

7:05 p.m. 12:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7 p.m.

9/4 9/5

WESTERN MICHIGAN TOURNAMENT vs. Dayton Kalamazoo, Mich. at Western Michigan Kalamazoo, Mich. vs. Wake Forest Kalamazoo, Mich.

9/11 9/12

ILLINOIS TOURNAMENT vs. Saint Louis Champaign, Ill. at Illinois Champaign, Ill. vs. Cincinnati Champaign, Ill.

4:30 p.m. 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

SIU Edwardsville at Missouri State* at Wichita State * Drake* Creighton* at Southern Illinois* at Evansville* Bradley* Northern Iowa* at Indiana State* at Creighton* at Drake* Evansville* Southern Illinois* at Northern Iowa* at Bradley* Indiana State* Wichita State* Missouri State*

Normal, Ill. Springfield, Mo. Wichita, Kan. Normal, Ill. Normal, Ill. Carbondale, Ill. Evansville, Ind. Normal, Ill. Normal, Ill. Terre Haute, Ind. Omaha, Neb. Omaha, Neb. Normal, Ill. Normal, Ill. Cedar Falls, Iowa Peoria, Ill. Normal, Ill. Normal, Ill. Normal, Ill.

7:05 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 8:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:35 p.m.

STATE FARM MVC TOURNAMENT 11/26 Quarterfinals Omaha, Neb. 11/27 Semifinals Omaha, Neb. 11/28 Final Omaha, Neb.

TBA TBA TBA

9/15 9/18 9/19 9/25 9/26 10/2 10/3 10/9 10/10 10/16 10/23 10/24 10/30 10/31 11/6 11/7 11/12 11/20 11/21

// CROSS COUNTRY 9/4

Illini Challenge Champaign, Ill. 9/18 Illinois Intercollegiate Championships Normal, Ill. 10/2 Notre Dame Invitational South Bend, Ind. 10/16 Bradley Classic Peoria, Ill. 10/17 NCAA Pre-Nationals Terre Haute, Ind. 10/23 Illini Open Champaign, Ill.

4 p.m. 9 a.m. 4 p.m.

10/31 State Farm MVC Championships Peoria, Ill. 11/14 NCAA Regionals Springfield, Mo. 11/23 NCAA Championships Terre Haute, Ind.

11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

// MEN’S GOLF

8/30-9/1 Golfweek Conference Challenge Riverside, Iowa (Blue Top Ridge GC) 9/14-15 Fairway Club Invitational Nebraska City, Neb. (Arbor Links GC) 9/21-22 Jim Colbert Intercollegiate Manhattan, Kan. (Colbert Hills GC) 9/28-29 Kansas Invitational Lawrence, Kan. (Alvamar Golf Club) 10/11-12 D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate Normal, Ill. (Weibring GC) 10/26 Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate Las Cruces, N.M. (NMSU GC)

// WOMEN’S GOLF 9/14-15

Chip-N-Club Invitational Lincoln, Neb. (Chip-N-Club Golf Course) 9/21-22 Napa River Grill Cardinal Cup Louisville, Ky. (Cardinal Club) 9/28-29 Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational Manhattan, Kan. (Colbert Hills Golf Club) 10/5-6 Johnie Imes Invitational Columbia, Mo. (The Club at Old Hawthorne) 10/16-17 Hawkeye Invitational Iowa City, Iowa (Finkbine Golf Course)

// MEN’S TENNIS

4:00 p.m.

Louisville Fall Invitational Louisville, Ky. 9/25-27 Ball State Invitational Muncie, Ind. 10/2-11 ITA All-American Championships Tulsa, Okla. 10/2-4 Northwestern Invitational Evanston, Ill. 10/15-19 ITA Midwest Regional Championships Ann Arbor, Mich. 10/30-11/1 Western Michigan Invitational Kalamazoo, Mich.

4:15 p.m.

// WOMEN’S TENNIS

5:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

9/11-13

9/11-13

9/25-27

Illinois State Redbird Round-Up Normal, Ill. (Gregory Street Courts) Kansas Invitational Lawrence, Kan.

10/2-4 Air Force Invitational Colorado Springs, Colo. 10/9-11 State Farm MVC Individual Championships Evansville. Ind. 10/22-27 Midwest Regional Championships Chicago, Ill. 11/7-8 Purdue Invitational West Lafayette, Ind.

// WOMEN’S SOCCER

8/11 8/16 8/21

at UW-Milwaukee (Ex.) Milwaukee, Wis. IUPUI (Ex.) Normal, Ill. at Illinois Champaign, Ill.

7 p.m. 12 p.m. 7 p.m.

8/28 8/30

UNLV TOURNAMENT at UNLV Las Vegas, Nev. 9 p.m. vs. New Mexico Las Vegas, Nev. 12:30 p.m.

9/6 9/11 9/13 9/18 9/20 9/25 9/27 10/3 10/7 10/11 10/14 10/18 10/25 10/29

Northern Illinois at Michigan State at Central Michigan Eastern Illinois at DePaul at Butler at Morehead State at Indiana State* SIU Edwardsville Creighton* at Northern Iowa* Evansville* Drake* at Missouri State *

11/1 11/6 11/8

STATE FARM MVC CHAMPIONSHIP Play-In Game* Omaha, Neb. Semifinials* Omaha, Neb. MVC Finals* Omaha, Neb.

Normal, Ill. 2 p.m. East Lansing, Mich. 3 p.m. Mount Pleasant, Mich. 12 p.m. Normal, Ill. 4 p.m. Chicago, Ill. 1 p.m. Indianapolis, Ind. 1:30 p.m. Morehead, Ky. 12 p.m. Terre Haute, Ind. 6 p.m. Normal, Ill. 4 p.m. Normal, Ill. 1 p.m. Cedar Falls, Iowa 7 p.m. Normal, Ill. 1 p.m. Normal, Ill. 1 p.m. Springfield, Mo. 7 p.m. TBA TBA TBA

// SWIMMING AND DIVING 9/26 10/2 10/3 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/31 11/6 12/4-6

Red/White Meet at SIU 1650 Free at SIU 3k Open Water Notre Dame Relays at Northern Iowa Evansville/Iowa State Western Illinois Illinois Zippy Invitational

Normal, Ill. 2 p.m. Carbondale, Ill. 5 p.m. Carbondale, Ill. 10 a.m. South Bend, Ind. 5 p.m. Cedar Falls, Iowa 4:30 p.m. Normal, Ill. 5 p.m. Normal, Ill. 2 p.m. Normal, Ill. 5 p.m. Akron, Ohio All Day *Conference Competition All Times Central

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OSF has provided comprehensive healthcare services to the people of McLean County for more than 125 years. We’re proud to continue that tradition of quality care by adding a new facility to our roster: OSF Medical Group – College Avenue. Formerly Carle Clinic, OSF Medical Group – College Avenue rounds out a team that will include the area’s only Magnet hospital – OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, four urgent-care locations and more than 60 physicians all dedicated to providing outstanding care to the people of McLean and Livingston Counties.

AREA LOCATIONS BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL: OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, 2200 E. Washington Street • OSF Medical Group – College Avenue, 1701 East College Avenue (Includes “Convenient Care” & Pharmacy) • OSF Medical Group – Bloomington Family Medicine, 1405 Eastland Drive • OSF Medical Group – Fort Jesse Family Medicine, 2200 Fort Jesse Road • OSF Medical Group – Internal Medicine, 302 St. Joseph Drive • OSF Medical Group – St. Joseph Drive, 308 St. Joseph Drive • OSF Center for Health – Fort Jesse*, 2200 Fort Jesse Road, Suite 100 • OSF Center for Health – Nord Farm*, 1001 Mitsubishi Motorway • Eastland Medical Plaza II*, 1505 Eastland Drive, Suite 1100 • OSF Pharmacy, Eastland Medical Plaza I, 1505 Eastland Drive • OSF Home Care Services – Bloomington, 2200 E. Washington Street PONTIAC AREA: OSF Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center, 2500 W. Reynolds Street • OSF Medical Group, 2500 W. Reynolds Street • OSF Medical Group, 222 E. Water Street • OSF Medical Group in Chatsworth, Chenoa, Cullom, Dwight, Fairbury, Flanagan & Minonk • OSF Home Care Services, 608 N. Ladd Street

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ILLINOIS STATE ILLINOIS’ FIRST PUBLIC UNIVERSITY // ILLINOIS STATE ACADEMICS

Teaching is at the root of Illinois State’s heritage and that tradition grows through the efforts of the outstanding faculty in all six of Illinois State’s colleges. More than 92 percent of Illinois State’s classes are taught by full-time faculty, most of whom have the highest degree in their academic area.

of Business, provides assistance with business strategies, finances, marketing and training to Central Illinois businesses. • AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business has accredited both undergraduate and graduate programs in business and accounting at Illinois State.

// THE COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

// THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

• The Illinois State forensics team won the 2005 American Forensics Association National Championship. • The department of economics was recently ranked fifth in the nation for teacher quality and productivity. • Faculty and students in the department of philosophy are engaged in research on artificial intelligence that seeks to answer questions about how close robots can come to approximating the human mind.

// THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

• In a 21st Century version of the Oxford College model, the College of Business opened its new facility in 2004, which blends the small college campus environment with a corporate presence and state-of-the-art technologies. • The new McLean County Small Business Development Center, located in the College

• More Illinois State graduates teach in our nation’s schools than graduates of any other institution. • With Metcalf Lab School and University High School, aspiring teachers get practical experience on campus prior to student teaching. • Illinois State is one of the nation’s most respected special education teaching programs.

// THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS

• Award-winning actors John Malkovich and Sean Hayes both attended Illinois State. • The $20 million Center for the Performing Arts includes an 830-seat concert hall and a 450-seat proscenium theater to showcase student and faculty talent. • School of Art photography faculty member Jin Lee was awarded the first Guggenheim Fellowship in fine arts at Illinois State.

// MENNONITE COLLEGE OF NURSING

• The college maintains a 100 percent placement rate for graduates within three months of graduation. • Graduates consistently pass the RN licensure exam at rates above both state and national averages. • Students in the Family Nurse Practitioner graduate sequence have a 99-percent pass rate on the American Nurses Credentialing Center national certification exam -- 19 percent higher than the national average.

// THE COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY • Students in the apparel merchandising and design, and interior design programs, went behind the scenes at some of the world���s leading design establishments during a 2004 trip to London and Paris. • Astronaut Sally Ride, former surgeon general Jocelyn Elders and Bill Nye, the science guy, have all appeared at the college’s annual Science and Technology Week activities. • Alumnus Jeff Friday is the head strength and conditioning coach for the Super Bowl XXXV Champion Baltimore Ravens.

Illinois State University // BUILDING BETTER

Excuse our dust, but, these days, only Illinois State’s reputation for a quality education seems to be growing as fast as its campus. The new Performing Arts Center, the Kaufman Football Building, the Owen Strength and Conditioning Center, the new baseball stadium at Duffy Bass Field, the College of Business Building, new alumni center and the remodeling of Schroeder Hall have modernized the campus, while merging the rich tradition and architecture of older structures with today’s need for high-tech education. New projects that will begin, or continue, in 2009 include, the remodeling of university residence halls and the construction of a new student recreation facility.

// SAFE ON CAMPUS

The Student Guide to Personal Safety rated Bloomington-Normal one of the safest college towns in the Midwest. Students can get around conveniently and safely with “Nite Ride” on campus, plus the Bloomington-Normal transit system is available to reach any location in the Twin Cities.

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‘BIRD BLITZ JOE DOYLE // SR BORN: Aug. 8, 1987, in Worcester, Mass. STATUS: In a relationship with Jess, she’s a gymnast at Illinois State.

HIGH SCHOOL: I went to three high schools: St. Johns HS in Shutesbury, Mass., Burncoat HS in Worcester, Mass. and Wellington HS in Wellington, Fla.

WHAT’S ON TV: Comedy Central, Colbert Report, Daily Show w and Food Network. I love all TV.

WHAT’S IN MY IPOD: Punk and hardcore music that no one would recognize.

WHAT I DRIVE: 2002 Ford F150, I’ve driven it across the country, and it has over 150,000 miles

FAVORITE FLICKS: Empire Records and SLC Punk BOOKMARKS: My computer is currently broken, I’m more of a TV guy I WOULD LOVE TO TRADE PLACES FOR A DAY WITH: Tom Brady. I am a huge Patriots fan, and he’s a phenomenal athlete.

FIRST JOB: I made pizzas at Jimmy’s Pizza in Worcester, Mass. TALENT I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE: Play guitar or drums WHAT’S FOR DINNER: Steak and potatoes FAVORITE CITY TO VISIT: Boston, Mass. FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM AS A KID: Boston Red Sox. I’m a die hard Red Sox fan.

DREAM DATE: I would take my girlfriend, Jess, to Paris. MY GREATEST LOVE: My iPhone MY BUCKET LIST: Skydiving, go swimming with sharks and go surfing in Point Breakk style hurricane winds.

MY MOTTO:

“O’Doyle Rules” – Billy Madison

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Illinois State University— Illinois’ first public university Renewed scholarship supports students in library program Vicki Hall ’90 was elated when she learned that she would be the first person in more than 20 years to receive the Eunice H. Speer Scholarship. Established in 1974 in recognition of Speer’s 30 years of service as a library science instructor, the scholarship was renewed in 2008 through a successful fundraiser. The scholarship is intended for current or potential students interested in coursework required for the Library Information Specialist (LIS) endorsement. Hall, who is currently a librarian for five elementary schools in Springfield, applied the scholarship toward an online media and technology class. “My school district doesn’t offer reimbursement for education, so everything I do comes out of my own pocket,” Hall said. “Receiving the scholarship relieved the burden of financing my classes.” Hall was teaching a first grade class when she discovered that her true passion was sharing children’s books with her students. She followed her heart the following year by becoming a librarian for Little Flower Catholic School in Springfield. “I love what I do,” she said. “I get to find out what they’re reading, or get them excited about reading.” Hall returned to Illinois State soon after the College of Education began to offer the LIS coursework. She chose the program because of her undergraduate experience at Illinois State, the program’s affordability, and the University’s use of cutting-edge teaching methods. “I loved getting an education at ISU,” she said. “When I graduated in 1990, I was very well prepared to set foot into my first classroom.” Seated alongside other educators and librarians in LIS classes, Hall has broadened her knowledge base of More than one life can be changed when you journals, reviews, and literacy skills; tightened her bond to provide financial support that enables a student professional organizations; and has yet again found herself to complete an education and pursue prepared to tackle any challenges that may come her way. “It’s an awesome program,” she said. “I learn just professional dreams. Make a difference today by as much from the people in my classes as I do from my contributing to a scholarship. Contact Executive instructors.” Part of Hall’s training also includes the use Director of Development Joy Hutchcraft at (309) of different instant messenger services, online databases, 438-8041 or by e-mailat jdhutch@ilstu.edu to online journals, and other resources that may exist outside find out what you can do. Donations can be the walls of her classroom. made online at www.alumni.ilstu.edu/giving. “I wouldn’t have known about these resources without my instructors steering me in the right direction,” Hall said. “They teach you everything you need to know.”

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//VOLLEYBALL

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One of the most impressive streaks in Illinois State Athletics history is the Redbird volleyball team’s 27-consecutive conference tournament appearances. A mixture of veterans and newcomers will be relied on to extend the streak of Missouri Valley Conference Tournaments for head coach Melissa Myers in her second season. Senior Kasey Mollerus brings veteran leadership and experience to the roster in her final season. Mollerus has played in every match in her career at ISU and is on the verge of history. Mollerus enters the season second in career digs in Illinois State history. If she maintains the dig average she established over her first three seasons, she will finish her career as the school’s all-time digs leader. Much of the Redbird offense will come from junior Mallory Leggett and sophomore Tabitha Visk. Leggett improved on her freshman season in 2008, posting 390 kills and 3.42 kills per set, the second-best marks on the team. She also had 31 service aces, 348 digs and 34 blocks. Visk had a solid freshman year, posting 63 kills and 50 blocks, including 51 kills and 36 blocks in Valley play. Visk’s role in the offense will improve in 2009. Senior Katie Seyller returns to the court after missing the entire 2008 season with injury. She amassed 291 kills and 146 blocks in her first two seasons. Junior Katie Culbertson is the Redbirds’ leading returner in the middle with 211 kills and a teamhigh 84 blocks in 2008. Junior Hailey Kelley recorded career-highs in kills (110) and blocks (45) last season, more than doubling her output from her freshman campaign. Sophomore Laura Wakefield was used primarily as a serve specialist in her freshman season, but will add depth as an outside hitter and defensive specialist in 2009. Senior Jessica Pratapas and sophomore Kristin Stauter will both step in at setter for the Redbirds. Both players were used primarily as serve specialists last season with all-conference setter Erin Lindsey playing nearly every set, but each player can handle the responsibility of running the Redbird offense. Illinois State welcomes six new faces to the roster. Junior Tracey Lonergan played two years on the ISU club team and won a national championship in 2008. Junior Jaclyn Meado played two years at Parkland Community College, amassing 629 kills in two allconference seasons. Freshmen Emileah Manahan, Jenny Menendez, Angela Rego and Meg Zasada also join ISU for their first collegiate experience. The Redbird depth chart took a hit when senior Peggy Riessen was lost for the year with a back injury. Riessen struggled with a back injury since last spring and was granted a medical exemption by the NCAA, ending her playing career. She was the Redbirds’ leader in kills last season and was named to the Preseason All-Valley Team in 2009. Illinois State was picked to finished seventh in the Missouri Valley Conference in the annual preseason coaches poll. The Redbirds will play in three tournaments in the nonconference schedule, including the Redbird Classic and the State Farm Illini Classic.

After winning back-to-back regular-season Missouri Valley Conference championships, the Illinois State women’s soccer team was picked to finish in first place in the 2009 MVC Preseason Poll, as voted on by league coaches. This season, the Redbirds welcome back 20 letterwinners and 10 starters, including seven seniors. Redbird seniors Shannon Eccleston, Danielle Mutters and Raquel Rattray were named to the 2009 Preseason All-Conference Team, the most selections for one team. Along with a returning veteran team, the Redbirds add six newcomers to the mix. Mutters, the 2008 MVC Defensive Player of the Year, leads an experienced Redbird back line the includes senior Amy Heredia, junior Ruthie Zemke and 2008 All-Valley second-team selection, Eccleston. “Last season we had a lot of new players,” said head coach Drew Roff. “So, it took a little while to find the best combination in the back. By the time the conference season rolled around, we settled in with a back four of Eccleston, Heredia, Mutters and Zemke. That group worked well together and was a big factor in us getting five shutouts in six regular-season conference games. Fortunately, we return all of them. So, it will be an experienced group.” Up top at forward, the Redbirds lost their top scorer Mel Routledge, leaving the team looking for a new face to step up to the challenge. One person to keep an eye on is sophomore Jessica Carlson. Carlson is the Redbirds top returning goal scorer and was named to the 2008 All-Valley Freshman Team. Carlson recorded 10 points in 2008, including four goals and two assists. Also named to the 2008 All-Valley Freshman Team was Natalie McCabe. Along with McCabe, the midfielders are led by senior captain and All-Valley First-Team selection Rattray and All-Valley Honorable Mention selection Ammanda Wisniewski. Wisniewski led the team in 2008 with assists and ranks seventh in the Illinois State’s all-time career goals scored list with 14. Joining McCabe and Carlson on the 2008 All-Valley Freshman Team is goalkeeper Sasha Reiber. Reiber played in 12 games last season, recording 29 saves, eight wins and six shutouts. Katie Grill-Donovan and Courtney Blake will provide more depth at the position. Grill-Donovan played in nine games last season, recording 33 saves, two wins and 1 shutout. “What excites me the most about our team this year is the overall depth all across the board,” said Roff. “We have seven seniors who we expect to lead and show the way to our younger players. Our roster is as experienced and talented as it has ever been.” ISU’s 2009 schedule consists of 19 games that feature 13 non-conference matches, six conference matches and seven home games. The tough schedule has the Redbirds facing five 2008 NCAA Tournament participants including UW-Milwaukee, Michigan State, Illinois, Morehead State and Evansville. // Alison Haake, Media Relations Graduate Assistant

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