2012 Adrian College Football Media Guide/Yearbook
Information about the 2012 Adrian College football team heading into the season.
FRONT COVER 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 1 INSIDE FRONT COVER Adrian College Collage 2 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com QUICK FACTS GENERAL COACHING STAFF Name of school:..................................................... Adrian College City, State, ZIP:.................................................. Adrian, MI 49221 Founded:................................................................................1859 Enrollment:............................................................................1,700 Nickname:........................................................................Bulldogs School Colors:...........................................................Black & Gold Stadium:..................................................Multi-Sport Performance Capacity:...............................................................................3,000 Surface:...........................................................ProGrass Synthetic Affiliation:............................................................ NCAA Division III Conference:......................Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc. President:....................................................Dr. Jeffrey R. Docking Vice President for Enrollment:....................................Frank Hribar Director of Athletics:......................................................Mike Duffy Alma Mater, Year:......................................... Adrian College, 1982 Athletic Department Phone:.................. (517) 265-5161 ext. 4210 Athletic Department Fax:....................................... (517) 264-3802 Head Coach/Def. Coordinator:........................................Jim Deere Alma Mater, Year:.......................................... Adrian College, 1989 Head Coaching Record at Adrian:......................13-7 (3rd Season) Years at Adrian:...........................................................20th Season Football office phone number:................................ (517) 264-3995 Best time to reach Deere:................................................. Mornings HISTORY First year of football:.............................................................. 1892 All-time record:..................................................390-433-20 (.475) Years in Post-season play:.....................................2 (1983, 1988) Last post-season appearance:................ 1988, L 25-7 Augustana All-time playoff record:.............................................................. 0-2 TEAM INFORMATION 2011 Overall Record:............................................8 wins, 2 losses 2010 MIAA Record/Finish:.............................4 wins, 2 losses/3nd Basic offense:....................................................................Multiple Basic defense:.......................................................................... 4-4 Letterwinners returning:............................................................. 35 Letterwinners lost:..................................................................... 25 Starters returning:......................................................13 (8 O, 5 D) Starters lost:................................................................9 (3 O, 6 D) SPORTS INFORMATION Sports Information Director:................................. Ryan Thompson SID e-mail:.................................................firstname.lastname@example.org SID office phone:....................................................(517) 264-3280 SID cell phone:.......................................................(517) 438-0995 SID fax number:.....................................................(517) 264-3802 Website:...................................................www.adrianbulldogs.com Press box phone:...................................................(517) 438-0995 CREDITS The 2012 Adrian College Football Media Guide was designed, written and produced by Ryan Thompson, Sports Information Director with editorial assistance from the Adrian College Public Relations Office. Photography by Dave Pearcy and ZR Photo. Special Thanks to Mark Jagord for editorial assistance. Cover Designs by Mike Miller. Printing done by Spectrum Printers in Tecumseh, Michigan. Information included in this publication is current through Aug. 17, 2012. Assistant Coaches (Responsibilities): Tyler Haines (Defiance College, ‘06).......... (517) 265-5161 x.5003 Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/QB’s Keith Uecker (Auburn University, ‘81)......... (517) 265-5161 x.5032 Offensive Line Christon Calley (Adrian College, ‘09)......... (517) 265-5161 x.4018 Secondary/Recruiting Coordinator Harry Bailey (Adrian College, ‘09).............. (517) 265-5161 x.5012 Outside Linebackers/Special Teams Kyle Coleman (Bluffton, ‘09)....................... (517) 265-5161 x.4006 Wide Receivers/Video Coordinator Caleb Barnes (Alma, ‘07)........................... (517) 265-5161 x.5004 Running Backs Chuck Ehret (Malone, ‘05).......................... (517) 265-5161 x.5010 Tight Ends/Fullbacks/Co-Head JV Coach Pat Hill (Concordia-Chicago, ‘10) Defensive Line/Co-Head JV Coach Chad O’Brien (Adrian College, ‘04) Inside Linebackers/Special Teams Dan Zemens (Adrian College, ‘05) Assistant Offensive Line Head Athletic Trainer:..................................................Jamie Fetter Alma Mater, Year:.......................................Defiance College, 1996 Work Phone: .................................................... (517) 264-3969 E-mail: ............................................... email@example.com Table of Contents Quick Facts.................................................................... 3 Adrian College at a Glance......................................... 4-5 Performance Stadium..................................................... 6 Season Preview.......................................................... 7-8 Head Coach Jim Deere.................................................. 9 Assistant Coaches................................................... 10-14 Veteran Player Roster.................................................. 15 Newcomer Player Roster........................................ 16-17 Letterwinner Bios..................................................... 18-31 2011 Team Stats........................................................... 32 2011 Individual Stats............................................... 33-34 2011 Defensive Stats.................................................... 35 MIAA Information.......................................................... 36 2011 Game Recaps................................................. 37-41 Trip to Italy.................................................................... 42 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 3 WE ARE ADRIAN U.S. News & World Report recognized Adrian College as a college with the ‘Least Student Debt Load’ upon graduation as well as the #1 Up-and-Coming Baccalaureate College in the Midwest. In 2012, Adrian College was selected as a Top Five Baccalaureate College in the Midwest. COLORS BLACK & GOLD ADRIAN COLLEGE BY THE NUMBERS 1 FACULTY MASTER’S PROGRAMS STUDENTS ENROLLED PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES 1 Bulldog 16 STUDENTS MILES FROM ANN ARBOR MILES FROM TOLEDO WE THINK “DIFFERENTLY.” JEFFREY R. DOCKING PRESIDENT OF ADRIAN COLLEGE “Great things are happening here, and I would love for you to become a part of it. I am a firm believer that small liberal arts colleges like this one offer the best undergraduate education available and we at Adrian are determined to achieve excellence in this endeavor. I invite you to discover more about what can happen for you here. Learn about our small classes, about our devoted faculty who put students first, and about our dedication to helping you prepare for success. This is a place where you will discover your potential, and where you will leave your personal mark. If you become involved in all that Adrian has to offer, I am convinced that you will not only acquire the knowledge and skills for success well beyond college, but you will also find these next four years to be the most enjoyable and gratifying in your life.” MILES FROM DETROIT We are a campus of confidence, heart, and determination. We aren’t your average college experience ... we are distinctive. We are made up of achievers, believers, entrepreneurs, and leaders. We are more than simply a “small college,” we are the roots of change. We inspire, ignite, and grow here. It’s getting your master’s degree in five years; it’s being a scholar, an athlete, and a humanitarian ... but more than just a number. DO YOU HAVE THE “BULLDOG MENTALITY?” 4 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com WE ARE ADRIAN CALL US A It fuels champions. ACRE TEXTBOOK. It’s not about winning championships... but let’s face it, that is what we do here. We throw winning passes, hit home runs, score hat-tricks, and serve up wins in nearly every sport on campus. Maybe it’s because our athletes are strong — both in their sports and in their classes. The average GPA for our student athlete is above a 3.0, and with over 50% of our student body involved in some form of athletic activity, that says something. Actually, it says a lot. We are the best of both worlds. From the richly landscaped campus mall to the historic architecture of our founding structures, you can’t help but wonder if you’ve stumbled into an educational utopia. Our hallways echo with lectures from years gone by; our stages explode with heart pounding performances. State-of-the-art athletic facilities and faculty who know you by name are certain to remind you that your experience at Adrian College is Anything but ordinary. It’s extraordinary ... like you. ACADEMIC PROGRAMS ATHLETIC TRAINING* ACCOUNTING* & BUSINESS EXERCISE SCIENCE / PHYSICAL EDUCATION GEOLOGY HISTORY • Management • Marketing INTERIOR DESIGN • International Business and Studies MATHEMATICS • Sports Management ART & DESIGN • Studio Art • Art Education • Arts History • Arts Management BIOLOGY MODERN LANGUAGES & CULTURES MUSIC • Performance • Music Education • Musical Theatre • Arts Administration CHEMISTRY* PHILOSOPHY / COMMUNICATION ARTS RELIGION & SCIENCES PHYSICS • Media Arts • Journalism COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS POLITICAL SCIENCE PSYCHOLOGY PUBLIC RELATIONS ECONOMICS SOCIOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE* ENGLISH SOCIAL WORK ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/STUDIES TEACHER EDUCATION ETHICS THEATRE WOMEN’S STUDIES Our programs integrate theoretical and practical learning in distinctive and challenging ways. We value a winning tradition on and off the court, the field, the ice or wherever our students spend their training time. *Combined 5 year Bachelors/Master’s Degree available Visit adrianbulldogs.com for more information 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 5 PERFORMANCE STADIUM Adrian College boasts one of the finest stadiums in NCAA Division III. The Bulldogs opened Multi-Sport Performance Stadium in 2006 and draw big crowds, including this one from last year’s homecoming win over Concordia-Chicago. The Adrian College Bulldogs have the “crown jewel” of Division III football stadiums. The MultiSport Performance Stadium is entering its sixth year of existence on the campus of Adrian College and is a premier facility. The $6.5 million dollar masterpiece was completed in time for the beginning of the 2006 season. The football team has enjoyed a .690 winning percentage (20-9) since the stadium opened and will look to continue their success into the 2012 campaign. Not only does the football team enjoy this facility, but Adrian College’s soccer and lacrosse teams also play their home games at Performance Stadium. The stadium seats approximately 3,000 fans with 2,500 chairback seats on the home side and an additional 500 bleacher seats on the visitor side. Features include state-of-the-art FieldTurf, stadium lighting, a fully-wired press box, and an end-zone section for student seating. In addition, there is the James F. Thomas Pavilion which is used for a variety of 6 events including alumni gatherings on football gamedays. In the 1950s, the campus had a football stadium. It was located next to Caine Student Center (then called Ridge Gymnasium). It was later razed to make way for new academic buildings. The College entered a cooperative arrangement in the 1960s to use the new high school stadium, which the College helped build. The Bulldogs played their home games at Maple Stadium for over four decades before the 2006 season. “The Map” was the site for several classic battles on the gridiron over the years. The funds for the project were raised through the Adrian College Development Office. Architectural services were provided by Hastings & Chivetta, an industry leader in higher education facilities. The firm designed the Merillat Sport & Fitness Center on campus. Construction management was provided by the Douglas Company. 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com SEASON PREVIEW After a .500 season in 2010, head coach Jim Deere knew exactly what it would take to get back to the upper echelon. The third-year head man knew the second season would require a greater effort and preparation across the board. “I think the first year was really just figuring each other out,” said Deere. “We were running new things on offense and defense and the adjustment period also meshed with one of the toughest schedule we have ever had. I think last year we dedicated ourselves to being a better team. There were two hiccups along the way in the conference, but improving by three wins was a big step.” The Bulldogs enter the 2012 season off an 8-2 overall record. The two losses coming in MIAA play halted the ultimate goal for Adrian College which is the elusive Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship and a trip to the NCAA Division III playoffs. The current drought stands at 1997 for the last MIAA crown and 1988 for the last playoff appearance. This year will be no picnic for the Bulldogs despite being ranked number one in the MIAA preseason coaches poll. The Bulldogs lost several key components to the eight-win season from 2011. Included in those losses was quarterback Brandon Miller who threw for 1,955 yards and 15 touchdowns. Also departing were two outstanding offensive tackles in Nick Ross and Spencer Whittington, both of whom started for three seasons. In addition, defensive standouts Bryan Garbarino, Keman Jacobs, Jeff Makowski and Chris Cook leave the secondary with big question marks. Finally, placekicker Logan Mitseff and his team-leading 65 points (9 FG, 38 PAT) are also gone. Offense The Bulldogs had one of the better offenses in the MIAA a year ago. Adrian led the MIAA in total offense (393.8 ypg) and scoring offense (32.5 ppg), while ranking second with 172.2 rushing yards per contest. This year’s signal caller seems to be a battle between sophomore Aaron Tenney (Gibraltar, Mich./Carlson) and junior Taylor Copacia (Utica, Mich./Eisenhower). Tenney saw game action seven times last season as a freshman. He showed poise in leading the Bulldogs to a late scoring drive in a 19-17 homecoming win over Concordia-Chicago. Tenney completed 18-of-30 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns. Copacia is a transfer from Grand Valley State University who could not break the lineup at NCAA Division II’s powerhouse program. Copacia and Tenney both have strong arms and the coaching staff is thrilled with the progress made by both players heading into preseason camp. Senior Justin Hemm (Piqua, Ohio) leads an experienced core of wide receivers who return three of the top four producers from a year ago. Hemm is now a two-time First Team All-MIAA selection at wideout. He began his career as a quarterback and his athleticism proved to be too much of a factor that the coaching staff moved him to a skill position. That move paid off handsomely as Hemm caught 50 passes for 854 yards and seven touchdowns. Since his move to wide receiver on a more full-time basis, Hemm has caught 100 passes for 1,588 yards and 16 touchdown over the last two seasons. He currently ranks first all-time at Adrian College in touchdown receptions (16) and is second with 1,815 receiving yards and 117 receptions. Hemm also has a legion of receivers who are coming back for their senior seasons. Mitch Gabriele (Hillsdale, Mich.) has a very steady pair of hands and is the team’s best possession receiver. He hauled in 42 passes for 461 yards as a junior and found the end zone three times. Gabriele has played in 29 career games and is third all-time at Adrian College with 106 receptions. He also is ninth with 1,319 receiving yards and set the single-season school record with 63 catches in 2010. Senior D’ante Thompson (Detroit, Mich./Henry Ford) was slowed by injury a year ago and played in just four games. Thompson is looking to return to form after catching 18 passes for 244 yards and two touchdowns in 2010. The Bulldogs found a deep threat with Thompson going down last year as senior Shuan Hladki (Montague, Mich.) stepped up to lead the team with a 20.1 yard per catch average. Hladki caught 15 passes for 301 yards and two scores as a junior. The backfield has the luxury of returning the top three rushers for last season. Junior Damon Brown (Troy, Mich.) led the team with 140 carries and grinded out 591 rushing yards and a team-leading eight touchdowns. Brown is a good between the tackles runner who can take the abuse and carry the load when needed. Junior Danny Cobb (Rochester, Mich./Stoney Creek) emerged as the team’s leading rusher with 628 yards on 116 carries (5.4 ypr). Cobb rushed for two scores and also showed his elusiveness on kickoff returns. He averaged 21.7 yards per attempt and took a 73-yard kickoff return to the house at Augustana. Cobb finished the season with 1,172 all-purpose yards. Sophomore Dae’Von Robinson (Detroit, Mich./Southfield) is a name that also could shoot up the depth chart at the beginning of the season. Robinson is a big back who carried the ball 37 times for 207 yards as a freshman. The offensive line will have a lot of holes to fill as four of the five starting lineman in the season finale against Alma have moved on. Senior Nick Mighion (Sterling Heights, Mich./Warren Cousino) is back at guard and has been a reliable player having played every game with 18 starts over the last two seasons. Mighion is rock-solid on the inside and could garner all-conference honors at the end of the season. It appears that sophomore John Rock (Portland, Mich.) has the inside track at center having seen action in nine games a year ago. Senior tight end Derek Shell (Manitou Beach, Mich./Onsted) will also be a solid option to run behind on the line. Known more for his blocking than pass receiving, Shell is one of the strongest guys on the team and can create room for ball carriers. Shell was named Second Team All-MIAA a year ago without catching a pass which tells us about the respect he has among MIAA coaches. Senior Brad Smith (Sand Creek, Mich.) also is back after starting in seven games as a junior. He and Jared Babcock went back-and-forth in the starting lineup and Smith received valuable experience on the offensive line at guard. Mighion and Smith are both very versatile guys and could even move to tackle prior to 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 7 SEASON PREVIEW the season opener on Sept. 1 at home against Carthage. Defense The Bulldogs really need to restock the cupboard on defense losing six starters including all three starters in the secondary. C o a c h Deere’s defense is an attacking style which uses speed to get to and wrap up the ball carrier. It all starts though up front and the Bulldogs have two players in the middle that can clog some holes. Junior Aaron Gray (Detroit, Mich./Martin Luther King) has made a solid progression during his first two seasons and has yet to miss a game with 20 straight coming into this season. Gray collected 21 tackles in 2011 with two tackles for a loss of 11 yards. The coaching staff is looking for Gray to improve those tackle for loss numbers significantly in 2012. Senior Kevin Kleine (Davison, Mich.) will be alongside Gray at one of the tackle spots. Kleine earned his first letter as a Bulldog after transferring from Grand Rapids Junior College. He finished the season with nine starts in 10 games while recording 27 tackles and two fumble recoveries. On the ends it looks like a pair of Clark’s could see a large portion of the playing time. Junior Jordan Clark (Clarkston, Mich.) played in nine games in 2011 and finished the year with nine tackles including two sacks for a loss of 13 yards. Junior Dro Clark (Flint, Mich./Hamady) has waited for his time to shine and is looking to continue the defensive line’s strong pursuit of the quarterback. Clark played in all 10 games as a sophomore and finished the season with eight tackles and 1.5 sacks. The linebackers are critical in Adrian’s 4-4 scheme and sometimes even five linebackers are on the field with some rushing while others play back in pass coverage. The Bulldogs have built a reputation for strong linebackers and this year’s core is as good as any over the last couple of years. Junior Hunter Juntunen (Webberville, Mich.) was the biggest surprise on defense having seen little time as a freshman and then going on as a sophomore to lead the team with 82 tackles. Juntunen started all 10 games at inside linebacker and finished the year with 8.5 tackles for a loss of 28 yards. He forced two fumbles and recovered three more which he returned 45 yards. Junior Deontae Bridgeman (Warren, Mich./St. Clair Shores Lake Shore) started in the first five games last season and was looking to reach the 100-tackle plateau before suffering a season-ending injury at 8 Trine. Bridgeman is back on track to regain that starting spot this season and recorded 38 tackles and 6.5 tackles for a loss of 29 yards in those five contests. Junior A.J. Gill (Lake Orion, Mich.) filled in admirably for Bridgeman and will likely bolster the group having finished second on the team last year with 55 tackles. Gill recorded 3.5 tackles for a loss of 11 yards and give Adrian three stellar linebackers in the middle. Senior Joe Makowski (Maple Heights, Ohio/Garfield Hts. Trinity) brings 26 games of experience into the defensive huddle and will be a free-roamer on the outside edge. Makowski proved to be a playmaker behind the line of scrimmage in 2011 with eight tackles for a loss of 49 yards. Makowski ended the season with a career-best 32 tackles including 20 solo stops. He forced a pair of fumbles and also recorded 4.5 sacks for a loss of 35 yards. Sophomore Juwan King (Hollywood, Fla./Archbishop McCarthy) also showed signs of athleticism on the edge as a freshman. King played in every game and made 11 tackles with two pass breakups. He also was very good on special teams coverage. The secondary will be trial by fire during preseason camp to see who will fill both corner spots and a safety position. Junior Jon Gieseler (Lake Odessa, Mich./Hastings) has yet to make a start, but did play in seven games in 2011. Gieseler recorded four tackles on the season with two pass breakups. Sophomore Curtis Rhoden (Plantation, Fla./Archbishop McCarthy) did not see varsity action as a freshman, but did show signs of promise at the junior varsity level. Returning letterwinners who also will be fighting for playing time include sophomore Nate Cunningham (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) who played in six games and made three tackles in 2011, senior Eric Tyahla (South Lyon, Mich.) who played in all 10 games as a junior and sophomore Charles Fleck (Lake Orion, Mich.) who played in nine games and tallied 10 tackles and four pass deflections in 2011. Special Teams The Bulldogs had some glorious moments on special teams last season, but also had other moments that did not put the team in a better situation. Logan Mitseff graduated after a season which saw him go 9-for-18 in field goals and 38-of-41 in extra points. Mitseff booted the game-winning field goal as time expired at Augustana and finished with 16 field goals (5th all-time at Adrian) and 68 extra points (2nd all-time at Adrian) in his career. Sophomore Ben Klaver (Mason, Mich./Okemos) and senior Corey Thomas (Macomb, Mich./Utica Eisenhower) are currently in a battle to replace Mitseff. Klaver is a transfer from Trine University who kicked off eight times for 485 yards with one touchback for the Thunder a year ago. Thomas has yet to crack the stat sheet for the Bulldogs. The punting duties were handled admirably by junior Dustin Salliotte (Brownstown, Mich./Woodhaven) in his first year as a regular. Salliotte had 42 punts for an average of 35.5 yards. He had a long of 53 yards with just two touchbacks, 13 punts inside the 20yard line and three punts over 50 yards. The Bulldogs ranked 47th nationally and third in the MIAA in net punting a year ago (33.71 yards) and were also fourth in the league in punt returns (9.53 yards) and kick returns (19.31 yards). 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com HEAD COACH Jim Deere 3rd Season (20th Ov.) Adrian College (1989) 517-264-3995 firstname.lastname@example.org Jim Deere embarks on his third season as head coach of the Adrian College football program. Deere became the 24th head coach in the history of Adrian College football on November 15, 2009. Deere has made a smooth transition into the head coaching role and this fall will be his 20th season on the Adrian College sidelines. Deere served as defensive coordinator for three years (2007-09) and will continue in that role again this season. Deere’s second season at the helm saw the Bulldogs finish 8-2 overall and 4-2 in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). The team finished third in the league standings and lost both games by a combined 17 points including one of those losses in overtime on the road at Hope College. The Bulldogs started the season with a 7-0 record and were ranked as high as 16th nationally by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) on October 24th. The team’s first win of the season saw Adrian travel to Husson University and set a school-record for points in a 77-7 victory. The team also had two very exciting road wins. Adrian won on a last-second field goal (17-14) at Augustana and then snapped a losing streak against rival Trine with a 26-7 win against the 17th-ranked Thunder in Angola, Indiana. The Bulldogs led the MIAA in scoring offense (32.5 points per game) and scoring defense (14.2 points per game) in 2011. Deere’s defense was once again stellar ranking seventh nationally in pass efficiency defense (89.28). The team allowed 124.9 yards per game on the ground and ranked 15th nationally in total defense (263.10 yards per contest). The aggressive nature of the defense was also highlighted by finishing sixth nationally in tackles for loss per game (8.8). In total, the Bulldog defense led the MIAA in five different statistical categories. Deere’s first season as head coach at Adrian College featured one of the strongest schedules in school history and the team went 5-5 overall and finished in a secondplace tie in the MIAA with a 4-2 league mark. The Bulldogs had four First Team All-MIAA players and five more make the Second Team All-MIAA list. The team ranked second in the MIAA in total defense yielding 308.2 yards per game. The Bulldogs also ranked second in turnover margin (+4) and rushing defense (124.5 ypg). Deere’s first win came on September 11, 2010 with a 40-14 triumph over Defiance College. Deere’s defense also pitched a shutout on October 9 at Olivet (41-0). The defensive numbers were staggering over the threeyear period under coach Deere before taking over as head coach. The Bulldogs quietly became one of the more feared defensive units in Division III and the stats tell the story. In 2009, Adrian finished first in the MIAA in five different statistical categories including scoring defense (16.2 ppg), passing defense (162.3 ypg), total defense (281.6 ypg), pass efficiency defense (94.0) and sacks (26 for minus 158 yards). In addition, AC was 16th nationally in pass efficiency defense, 28th in scoring defense and 17th in tackles for loss. In 2008, Adrian finished fourth in Division III in total defense limiting their opponents to 239 yards per game. In addition, Deere’s crew ranked fourth in scoring defense (12.4), seventh in rushing defense (71.2 ypg) and fourth in tackles for loss (9.1 per game). The Bulldog defense finished 2007 as one of the best in school history. The defense ranked first in the MIAA in nine different statistical categories and finished the year ranked sixth in total defense in Division III. The Bulldogs allowed just 74.6 yards per game on the ground (10th nationally) and 14.4 points per game (12th nationally). Along with his experience at AC, Deere coached at Sterling Heights Stevenson High School in 1993 and 1994 and Morenci High School in 1996. A 1989 graduate of Adrian College, Deere was a four-year letterwinner for the Bulldogs and was a player on the 1988 MIAA Championship team. Deere resides in Adrian and has three children - Angelica, Danielle and Blake. 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 9 ASSISTANT COACHES Tyler Haines 5th Season Off. Coord./Ass’t HC/QB’s Defiance College (2006) 517-265-5161 x. 5003 email@example.com Tyler Haines enters his fifth season as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs and will perform the offensive coordinator duties as well as serve as assistant head coach. This is Haines’ third year as offensive coordinator. The previous two seasons he coached linebackers and special teams for Adrian College. Haines called the plays in 2011 for a unit that averaged 393.8 yards and 32.5 points per contest. Those numbers ranked first in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). The Bulldogs ranked second in the MIAA with 172.2 rushing yards per game and put up 50 or more points in three games including a school-record 77 in a win at Husson University. Haines was instrumental in Adrian beginning the season 7-0 and moving up to 16th in the AFCA Division III national poll on October 24. In total, five offensive players were named to the All-MIAA first or second teams. Haines celebrated a 2010 season which proved to be a record-setting year on offense. The team averaged 386 yards per game and scored 25.9 points per contest. He mentored Second Team All-MIAA tailback Jared Edwards, who rushed for 1,011 yards for the season. Haines also coached Second Team All-MIAA performer Mike McGee. McGee set the single-season school record for completions (183), passing yards (2,302) and touchdowns (19). The offense also featured a strong offensive line anchored by First Team All-MIAA tackle Spencer Whittington and Second Team All-MIAA guard Nick Ross. Haines, a two-time first-team all-Heartland Conference linebacker, lettered for three years at DC, recording 143 tackles, 39 tackles-for-loss, 9.5 sacks, and four interceptions after transferring from Division II Ashland University. A 2006 preseason All-American, Haines also garnered ESPN The Magazine Academic all-district honors and was named All-North Region at season’s end. Also in 2006, Haines was a semi-finalist for the Draddy Trophy, an award known as the “Academic Heisman”. He appeared on the dean’s list three times and ended college with a GPA north of 3.4. The Piqua, Ohio native was part of a Yellow Jacket defense that finished fourth in the nation in total defense and led the HCAC in rushing defense and total defense in 2005 and 2006. Haines was a team captain in both his junior and senior seasons for Defiance. At Piqua High School, Haines was a first-team All-Southwest Ohio linebacker and quarterback. Haines spent the 2007 season coaching football at his alma mater, Piqua High School. He coached the wide receivers and defensive backs as the team compiled an 8-4 record and were regional semifinalists in Ohio’s Division II. Haines graduated from Defiance in December 2006 with a B.S. in integrated social studies. Tyler and his wife, Logan, reside in Adrian with their daughter, Harper. 10 Keith Uecker 2nd Season Offensive Line Auburn Univ. (1981) 517-265-5161 ext. 5032 firstname.lastname@example.org Keith Uecker will be handling the offensive line again in his second season with the Adrian College football staff. In his first season, Uecker saw the rushing attack average 172.2 yards per game finishing second in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). Uecker also mentored First Team All-MIAA pick Nick Ross and Second Team All-MIAA picks in Spencer Whittington and Derek Shell. The offensive line ranked 73rd nationally (239 teams) and second in the MIAA in sacks allowed. Uecker was an All-American at Auburn in 1981 and was a four-year starter for the Tigers, earning all-SEC honors. Serving as 1981 team captain, he was twice the winner of the Ken Rice Award as the team’s outstanding offensive lineman. Uecker played in the NFL for 10 seasons, beginning his pro career with the Denver Broncos (1982-84) and then with Green Bay (1984-91). With the Packers, he was a four-year starter and played all five line positions. He was the 1987 recipient of the prestigious Ed Block Courage Award. Uecker has worked with Ohio State University as offensive quality control coach (2009-10) and most recently as offensive line coach with the UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks (2010). He served as the offensive line coach at Wayne State (2004-05) and Akron (1999-2003) before spending several years in the automotive industry. He also did an internship with the Denver Broncos during their 2008 training camp. He earned his accounting degree from Auburn in 1988. A native of Hollywood, Fla., Uecker has four children: Victoria, Jack, Clayton and Jane. 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com ASSISTANT COACHES Christon Calley Harry Bailey 3rd Season Def. Backs/Recruiting Adrian College (2009) 517-265-5161 x. 4018 email@example.com Christon Calley is back for his third year as a member of the Adrian College football coaching staff. Calley will work on the varsity level with the secondary and will also coordinate the team’s recruiting efforts. He was a standout cornerback for the Bulldogs and also excelled on the track at Adrian College. In 2011, the Bulldogs had one of the top secondary’s in the MIAA and the country. Calley mentored First Team All-MIAA selection Bryan Garbarino and Second Team All-MIAA pick Keman Jacobs. He also coached three-year letterman Chris Cook. Adrian ranked seventh nationally and first in the MIAA in pass efficiency defense (89.28). In addition, Adrian ranked 16th nationally and first in the MIAA in scoring defense (14.2 points per game). The pass defense for Adrian ranked 14th nationally and first in the MIAA allowing 138.2 yards per contest through the air. Calley spent the 2010 season coaching wide receivers at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He helped produce All-American Jared Jenkins as well as two other Pointers who received First Team All-WIAC honors. Calley was a member of the MIAA champion 4x100 meter relay team in 2006-2008 and was named First Team All-MIAA in 2007 and 2008. He broke the school record in the 200 meters and also in the 4x100 meter relay during his time at Adrian. Calley was the MIAA 400 meter champion in 2008 and was also named Male Track Athlete of the Year in the MIAA. On the football field, Calley started all 10 games as a junior and senior. He recorded 20 tackles, three interceptions and five pass breakups as a junior and followed that with 22 tackles, one interception and eight pass breakups as a senior. He was named First Team All-MIAA as a senior. He graduated in 2009 from Adrian College with a bachelor of arts in international business. 3rd Season OLB’s/Special Teams Adrian College (2009) 517-265-5161 ext. 5012 firstname.lastname@example.org Harry Bailey begins his third season with the Adrian College football program and will coach outside linebackers and special teams. Bailey had been in charge of the junior varsity team over the past two seasons and helped groom several underclassmen into varsity players. Bailey coached a talented group of linebackers in 2011. Darren Walter was named First Team All-MIAA as a kingpin to a defense that ranked 25th nationally and second in the MIAA in sacks (2.90 per game). The team also ranked sixth nationally and first in the MIAA in tackles for loss per game (8.8). The defense capped off a strong year by posting a 16-0 shutout of Alma in the season finale. In total, the Adrian defense allowed single-digit points to four teams in 2011. Bailey is a native of nearby Hudson and was a standout at linebacker for the Bulldog football team. Bailey is the son of Greg and Kelly Bailey and has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education with an emphasis in social studies and a minor in history. Bailey guided the junior varsity program at Adrian College to an 8-2 record in 2010. He was a four-year letterwinner at Adrian College and a twoyear starter on one of Division III’s best defenses. He was a captain during his senior season and was named First Team AllMIAA. In 2007, Bailey started all 10 games and recorded 31 tackles and ranked sixth in the MIAA with 10 tackles for loss. In 2008, he again started all 10 games and ranked first in the MIAA with 11.5 tackles for loss. He also made 78 tackles including 46 solo stops. 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 11 ASSISTANT COACHES Kyle Coleman 1st Season Wide Receivers/Strength Bluffton Univ. (2009) 517-265-5161 x. 4006 email@example.com Kyle Coleman will embark on his first season with the Adrian College football program in 2012. Coleman comes to Adrian after a three-year stint at his alma mater Bluffton University (Ohio). Coleman was the safeties coach for the Beavers and also worked with the team’s punters and long snappers. He also game planned on special team units including punt, punt return and kick return. Coleman also organized all video aspects of the Bluffton program during practice and games. He also had strength and conditioning responsibilities during the season and off-season. His objective was to develop and implement a full strength and conditioning program to improve overall team strength, explosiveness and flexibility. Coleman also was responsible for recruiting the area of Central and Southeastern Ohio. Coleman has offered his time during the summer months working with several camps over the past three years. He has assisted at Bluffton, Ohio State, Toledo, Bowling Green State and West Virginia in various roles. Coleman played football collegiately at Bluffton and was a quarterback and safety during his playing days. He was AllHeartland Conference for three years on the gridiron for the Beavers. Coleman has a bachelor’s degree in health, physical education and recreation from Bluffton completed in 2009. He also earned a master’s degree from Bluffton in education completed in 2012. Caleb Barnes 1st Season Running Backs Alma College (2007) 517-265-5161 ext. 5004 firstname.lastname@example.org served in that capacity from July 2008 until April 2010. He worked with cornerbacks and safeties and also assisted with kickoff return coverage. Barnes attended Grand Valley State University as redshirted as a wide receiver as part of the 2002 NCAA Division II National Champions. He then transferred to Alma College where he was a three-year starter for the Scots. Barnes played cornerback, safety and kick return specialist for the 2004 MIAA Champions. Barnes earned his bachelor’s degree from Alma College with an emphasis in mass media communication and a minor in philosophy in May 2007. Chuck Ehret 1st Season Tight Ends/Fullbacks Malone College (2005) 517-265-5161 x. 5010 email@example.com Chuck Ehret joins the Adrian College football coaching staff and will coach the tight ends and fullbacks. Ehret comes to Adrian after a two-year stint at Defiance College. Ehret was the offensive line coach, strength coach and co-offensive coordinator during his time with the Yellow Jackets. Ehret’s impact with the Yellow Jackets was felt immediately in his first season on the sidelines, as his front line ranked first in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) by allowing only six sacks and paving the way to 218.8 rushing yards per game over eight league contests. The result was Defiance averaging 25.2 points per game in conference action, for its highest scoring average since the HCAC championship season of 2001. Ehret spent two seasons handling the offensive line at Manchester College prior to Defiance. During his tenure with the Spartans, Ehret saw the MC ground game finish among the top two rushing attacks in the HCAC during each season, while placing four offensive linemen on the All-HCAC squad. Along with his six years of collegiate coaching, which include stops at Taylor University and Valparaiso University, Ehret spent four years as a member of the offensive line during his playing career at Malone University. Ehret earned a degree in sport management from Malone and completed his master’s degree in sports administration from Valparaiso. Caleb Barnes will begin his first season with the Adrian College football program in 2012. Barnes comes to Adrian from William Penn University (Iowa), a NAIA school, where the team went 19-3 during his time there. Barnes coached offensive tackles and tight ends for the Statesmen beginning in April 2010. He also served as video coordinator and was responsible for recruiting in parts of Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Alabama and Georgia. Barnes received his master’s degree from William Penn in business leadership in February 2012. Barnes had spent almost two years previously as the defensive backs coach at Illinois College, a NCAA Division III school. He 12 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com ASSISTANT COACHES Pat Hill 1st Season Defensive Line Concordia-Chicago (2010) firstname.lastname@example.org Pat Hill begins his first season at Adrian College and will coach the defensive line. Hill will also double as the co-head coach of the junior varsity squad for the Bulldogs. Hill is a native of Southgate, Michigan and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Concordia-Chicago. He completed a bachelor of arts in sociology and a bachelor of science in sports management in 2010. He then completed his master’s in sports leadership in 2011. Hill most recently worked as a youth football coach with the Detroit Lions. He assisted with director of youth football while coaching fundamentals at summer camps. Hill also has experience at his alma mater as the defensive line coach from 2008-2011. While at Concordia-Chicago, Hill coached the 2009 team that broke the school record for wins in a season (8). He also coached the fifth-ranked red zone defense in NCAA Division III in 2011. He also helped coach six all-conference performers during his tenure. In 2011, Hill helped lead the Cougars to their first conference title (Northern Athletic Conference) since 1987. Chad O’Brien 4th Season Overall 1st Season Since 2005 ILB’s/Special Teams Adrian College (2004) Chad O’Brien will be making his second stint as an assistant coach for the Adrian College football team. O’Brien is a 2004 graduate of Adrian College with a bachelor of arts degree with an emphasis in history and a minor in communication arts. He was a letterwinner for the Bulldog football team and served as defensive captain and team defensive MVP in 2002. O’Brien finished his career with 194 tackles including a team-high 94 tackles during the 2001 season. He had two interceptions and six tackles for loss in 2001. O’Brien has vast experience as a football and wrestling coach at the high school level. He most recently was the defensive coordinator at Adrian High School during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Prior to that, he was the head coach and offensive coordinator at Mariner High School in Cape Coral, Florida from 2007 to August 2010. He also served as a teacher at both schools. He was selected to coach in the Lee County All-Star Game at Mariner from 2006 to 2009 and also helped guide the Maples of Adrian High to a Division III district championship in 2011. O’Brien spent time as the special teams coordinator at Adrian College from 2003 to 2005 and also coached the linebackers and was the junior varsity defensive coordinator during that time. O’Brien resides in Adrian with his wife, Amy (Thompson), and their daughter, Ashlynn. Dan Zemens 4th Season Overall 1st Season Since 2007 Assistant Off. Line Adrian College (2005) Dan Zemens is back on the coaching staff at Adrian College having served as an assistant from August 2005 to February 2007. Zemens graduated from Adrian College in April 2005 with a bachelor of arts in history and a minor in criminal justice. During his first stint as assistant coach for the Bulldogs, Zemens managed recruiting areas of Detroit suburbs, Toledo area, southwestern Michigan and northeastern Indiana. He also served as the offensive line coach and head JV coach. Zemens enjoyed a stellar career at Adrian College as a fourtime letterwinner. He served as team captain in 2003 and was also named Offensive Line MVP as well as garnering All-MIAA honors three times in his career. He was also named to the AllNorth Region Second Team by Don Hansen’s Football Gazette in 2003. Zemens currently is an enforcement officer/investigator for Lenawee County Friend of the Court. He resides in Adrian with his wife, Rebecca (Irvine), and son, Jacob. Toby Ernst 1st Season Kickers/Equipment Adrian College (2003) 517-265-5161 x. 4212 email@example.com Toby Ernst will coach kickers for the first time this season and enters his sixth year as the head equipment manager at Adrian College. Ernst has been at Adrian College for 11 years in all as part of the equipment staff. Toby earned his bachelor’s degree from Adrian College in 2003 and worked as a student assistant in the equipment room during that time. Toby is responsible for overseeing a staff of student workers as well as the inventory, purchasing, stocking and maintenance of all athletic equipment needs for 24 NCAA Division III sports. Ernst has also had the opportunity to work with the Detroit Lions equipment staff during mini-camp in 2010. Toby and his wife, Shantay, reside in Adrian, and have two children, Devon and Ciara. 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 13 ASSISTANT COACHES Bryan Garbarino 1st Season Assistant OLB’s Adrian College (2011) firstname.lastname@example.org tackles and two pass breakups against Lake Erie. He also tallied six tackles and a 68-yard interception return at Kalamazoo. Cook played in seven games as a freshman and recorded two tackles, two pass deflections and one interception. He majored in physical education at Adrian College and prepped at Harford High School where he was named First Team All-State in 2007. Travis Rubingh Bryan Garbarino will serve as an assistant outside linebackers coach this season having just concluded his playing career for the Bulldogs. Garbarino was named First Team All-MIAA as a senior after compiling a total of 52 tackles which ranked third on the team. He played and started in all 10 games and also recorded 7.5 tackles for a loss of 18 yards. Garbarino tied for the team lead with four interceptions and returned them 38 yards. He also recovered a fumble and had three pass deflections. Garbarino played in all 10 games and made five starts as a junior in 2010. He finished the year with 35 tackles including 20 unassisted stops. He recorded three tackles for a loss of eight yards and picked off a pair of passes for 14 return yards. He had a season-high seven tackles against Defiance on Sept. 11 and Kalamazoo on Oct. 23. Garbarino played in nine games as a sophomore missing just the Trine contest. He tallied two tackles with one each at Defiance and against Lake Erie. He was a physical education major with a minor in math at Adrian College. He attended Utica High School. Chris Cook 1st Season Assistant Def. Backs Adrian College (2011) email@example.com Chris Cook begins his first season as assistant defensive backs coach at Adrian College. Cook was a fouryear letterman for the Bulldogs at safety. During his senior season, Cook ranked fifth on the team with 46 tackles including 19 solo stops. He started in all 10 games and recorded two interceptions for 35 return yards. Cook broke up three passes and also forced a fumble. He was also named to the MIAA All-Academic List. As a junior, he was named Second Team All-MIAA in the secondary and also received MIAA All-Academic status. He led the team with four interceptions for 48 return yards and tied for third in the MIAA in picks. Cook ranked third on the team with 61 tackles including 29 solo stops. He started in all 10 games and tallied a season-high 11 tackles at DePauw on Oct. 16. He also scored a two-point conversion returning a PAT pass and had six unassisted tackles against Defiance on Sept. 11. Cook started in all 10 games as a sophomore in 2009 and collected 46 tackles including 26 solo stops. He recorded seven 14 1st Season Assistant Def. Line Adrian College (2011) firstname.lastname@example.org Travis Rubingh embarks on his first season on the coaching staff at Adrian College and will handle the duties of assistant defensive line coach. Rubingh just recently concluded his playing career as a Bulldog in 2011. He played in three games as a senior and registered one tackle. He played in eight games as a junior in 2010 to earn his first varsity letter. He was also named to the MIAA All-Academic List. Rubingh was born in Muskegon, Michigan and prepped at Grass Lake High School. He was named All-Conference and AllArea in football in 2007. Rubingh has a bachelor’s degree in social studies with a focus in secondary education from Adrian College. Jeff Drake 2nd Season Assistant ILB’s Adrian College (2011) email@example.com Jeff Drake will be the assistant inside linebackers coach this season at Adrian College. Drake served as the assistant defensive backs coach last season. Drake was a four-year member of the football team at AC playing cornerback and is a native of Adrian having attended Madison High School. Drake studied Spanish at Adrian College and is the son of Randy and Heidi Drake. 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com VETERAN PLAYER ROSTER Name Keith Allen Wallen Augustin Garrett Barnes Brad Baumgartner Jake Beehler Haneef Bonds Deontae Bridgeman Ben Brown Damon Brown Brian Bush Alex Carter Jack Carter Dro Clark Jordan Clark Danny Cobb Taylor Copacia Nate Cunningham Jared Davis Josh Delaney Spencer Dennison Austin Distlerath Ellis Ewing Tommy First Charles Fleck Mitch Gabriele Jon Gieseler A.J. Gill Aaron Gray Adrian Harris Nathan Hartline Justin Hemm Shuan Hladki Ray Hopson Hunter Juntunen Juwan King Ben Klaver Kevin Kleine Eric Knoblock Alex Krajniak Cody Lowe Joe Makowski Antoine Mason Nick Mighion Kyle Miller Cameron Mitchell Demetreus Moorer-Saunders Nolan O’Brien Brett Pettit Rashawn Ponder Curtis Rhoden Dae’Von Robinson John Rock Dustin Salliotte Derek Shell Matt Shelton Nathan Smith Brad Smith Kyle Smock Sebashton Sullivan Matt Sullivan Aaron Tenney Corey Thomas D’ante Thompson Eric Tyahla Jake Vanderlugt Ben Victor David Zinser Ht 5-8 5-10 6-3 6-5 6-0 5-10 5-9 6-0 5-9 6-1 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-3 5-10 6-4 5-7 6-2 5-11 6-5 6-3 5-11 6-3 5-10 6-0 5-10 6-1 5-9 5-6 6-0 5-11 6-2 6-1 5-11 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-0 5-10 5-9 5-10 5-11 6-2 6-5 6-4 6-1 6-2 5-11 5-7 5-10 5-8 6-2 6-0 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-3 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-0 5-11 5-10 5-11 5-9 5-11 5-10 Wt 189 210 214 250 197 169 210 183 205 163 195 218 220 214 170 205 160 187 174 222 293 160 245 175 185 165 213 277 191 176 185 187 245 205 190 172 255 200 205 174 195 181 265 279 255 198 164 188 140 185 224 275 175 255 235 170 265 224 171 177 208 175 168 187 165 188 211 Pos LB LB QB DL LB DB LB DB RB DB LB DE DL DL RB QB DB DB DB TE OL DB DL DB WR DB LB DT RB WR WR WR LB LB LB PK DT LB RB LB LB WR OL OL OL LB WR LB WR DB RB C P TE TE S OG FB WR LB QB PK WR LB LB LB LB Yr SO SO SO SO SR SO JR SO JR SO SO SO JR JR JR JR SO JR SO SO SO SO SO SO SR JR SR JR SO SO SR SR SO JR SO SO SR JR JR SO SR SR SR SO JR SO JR JR SO SO SO SO JR SR SO JR SR JR JR SO SO SR SR SR SO JR JR Hometown/High School/College Pompano Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach Lantana, Fla./Santaluces Owosso, Mich./Owosso Warren, Mich./Cousino Wakarusa, Ind./Mishawaka Penn Detroit, Mich./Renaissance Warren, Mich./St. Clair Shores Lake Shore Herrietta, Mich./Mesick/S.W. Minnesota St. Troy, Mich./Troy Novi, Mich./Novi Romulus, Mich./Romulus Paulding, Ohio/Paulding Flint, Mich./Hamady Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston Rochester, Mich./Stoney Creek Utica, Mich./Eisenhower/Grand Valley State Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach Taylor, Mich./Truman Perry, Mich./Haslett Milan, Mich./Milan Mount Clemens, Mich./Mount Clemens Detroit, Mich./Martin Luther King Cassopolis, Mich./Cassopolis Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion Hillsdale, Mich./Hillsdale Lake Odessa, Mich./Hastings Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion Detroit, Mich./Martin Luther King Shelby Twp., Mich./Utica Cassopolis, Mich./Cassopolis Piqua, Ohio/Piqua Montague, Mich./Montague Southfield, Mich./Southfield Webberville, Mich./Webberville Hollywood, Fla./Archbishop McCarthy Mason, Mich./Okemos/Trine Univ. Davison, Mich./Davison Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion White Pigeon, Mich./White Pigeon West Palm Beach, Fla./Forest Hills Maple Heights, Ohio/Garfield Hts. Trinity Detroit, Mich./Oak Park/Saginaw Valley State Sterling Heights, Mich./Warren Cousino Adrian, Mich./Adrian Redford, Mich./Thurston Columbus, Ohio/East Berrien Springs, Mich./Berrien Springs Portland, Mich./Portland Gahanna, Ohio/Lincoln Plantation, Fla./Archbishop McCarthy Detroit, Mich./Southfield Portland, Mich./Portland Brownstown, Mich./Woodhaven Manitou Beach, Mich./Onsted Warren, Mich./Lincoln Hudson, Mich./Hudson Sand Creek, Mich./Sand Creek St. Ignace, Mich./St. Ignace Attica, Mich./Lapeer East Howell, Mich./Howell Gibraltar, Mich./Carlson Macomb, Mich./Utica Eisenhower Detroit, Mich./Henry Ford South Lyon, Mich./South Lyon Zeeland, Mich./Holland Christian Kettering, Ohio/Fairmont Mount Clemens, Mich./Mount Clemens 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 15 NEWCOMER PLAYER ROSTER Name Seth Adams Devin Alexander Nick Amador Brandon Arduino Robert Asphall Jordan Audritsh Brody Bartell Chris Benjamin Ryan Betz Tyler Bishop Justin Bohorquez Dishon Brathwaite Nathan Bristow Tyler Bruce Chandler Brunson Chris Burnett Remington Burton Scott Byrne John Carlin Matt Carreathers Marc Cherisien Aryl Cinevert Chquentin Coleman Gianpiero Comuzzi Vinny Cooper Sam Courtney Andrew Cunningham Immanuel Davis Jordany Deus Janai Dones Marquis Dorsey Matt Doyle Matt Drake Dylan Dunn Justin Dyer Xachery Evans Mike Felts Jon Gall Jacob Garcia T.J. Gerken Felipe Gonzalez Stewart Graf Marrcell Grayer Anthony Green Marquis Green Javier Guerra Ged Guillaume Evan Harless Errol Harris Kenny Harris Troy Hart Armaud Herndon James Herron Daron Hill Kody Hodshire Jalen Holmes Devonte Hughes Kalon Humphries Javonnte Hursey Hunter Hurt Emmanuel Hussain Austyn Jandrew Benson Jean-Baptiste Aaron Johnson Torauss Johnson Jordan Johnston Tyran Jones Sam Joseph Lamar Kendricks Alex Knisley Paul Kupke Bryce Larkin 16 Ht 6-1 5-7 5-8 5-11 5-10 5-11 6-4 6-1 6-1 6-3 5-6 5-11 6-0 5-6 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-3 5-9 5-7 5-11 6-1 5-11 6-1 6-0 6-1 5-11 5-9 6-3 5-11 5-6 5-8 6-2 5-9 6-2 6-0 5-11 5-10 6-1 6-4 5-7 5-10 5-8 6-0 6-0 6-3 5-10 6-4 6-0 5-10 5-11 6-2 6-2 5-10 6-0 6-0 5-11 6-3 5-7 5-11 5-9 6-0 5-11 6-0 5-11 5-8 5-9 5-8 6-3 5-10 Wt 179 370 159 151 277 170 280 197 177 182 143 249 211 143 171 171 192 217 160 271 171 153 166 259 181 206 181 246 208 168 258 251 197 165 196 275 235 210 221 162 175 278 195 275 142 172 326 201 180 192 182 150 212 164 218 154 168 312 174 276 160 151 192 200 276 218 246 194 176 172 212 173 Pos DB DL DB WR OL DB OL WR WR DL WR DL LB WR DB DB LB TE DB OL DB WR DB OL LB FB LB DL TE DB OL DL DB RB DL OL DL LB DL WR DB OL FB DL DB PK OL DL LB DL LB DB FB QB LB DB WR OL WR OL DB WR LB LB OL TE DL FB DB DB TE LB Yr FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR Hometown/High School Hartford, Mich./Hartford Zephyrhills, Fla./Pasco Adrian, Mich./Adrian Rochester, Mich./Stoney Creek Tampa, Fla./Leto Wolverine Lake, Mich./Walled Lake Western Saginaw, Mich./Swan Valley Perry, Mich./Perry South Lyon, Mich./South Lyon Benzonia, Mich./Benzie Central Hialeah Gardens, Fla./Mater Academy Brandon, Mich./Brandon Rochester Hills, Mich./Adams Deltona, Fla./Pine Ridge Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland Port Charlotte, Fla./Charlotte Belleville, Mich./Belleville Westland, Mich./Detroit Catholic Central Sterling Heights, Mich./Stevenson Wixom, Mich./Walled Lake Western Orlando, Fla./Ocoee Wellington, Fla./Atlantic Community Bartow, Fla./Tenorac Weston, Fla./Cypress Bay Clarkston, Mich./Waterford Kettering Dowagiac, Mich./Dowagiac Union Rockford, Mich./Rockford Detroit, Mich./Plymouth Ed. Ctr. Prep North Miami, Fla./North Miami Port Charlotte, Fla./Port Charlotte Detroit, Mich./Osborne Bay City, Mich./John Glenn Chesterfield, Mich./Anchor Bay Livonia, Mich./Stevenson South Fort Myers, Fla./Fort Myers Boynton Beach, Fla./Atlantic Community Clinton, Mich./Clinton Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion Brooklyn, Mich./Onsted Archbold, Ohio/Archbold Miami, Fla./South Miami Swanton, Ohio/Swanton Adrian, Mich./Adrian Fort Myers, Fla./South Fort Myers Miami, Fla./Southridge Flint, Mich./Powers Catholic Lantana, Fla./Santaluces Holt, Mich./Holt Ocoee, Fla./Ocoee Toledo, Ohio/Waite Monroe, Mich./Jefferson Tampa Bay, Fla./Hillsborough Hudson, Mich./Hudson Detroit, Mich./Cesar Chavez Academy North Adams, Mich./Jerome Palmetto, Fla./Manitee Toledo, Ohio/Waite Novi, Mich./Walled Lake Western Kissimmee, Fla./Poinciana Temperance, Mich./Bedford Chicago, Ill./Roberto Clemente Pittsford, Mich./Saint Cloud (Fla.) Boca Raton, Fla./Boca Raton Farmington Hills, Mich./Harrison Mount Morris, Mich./E.A. Johnson Port Charlotte, Fla./Port Charlotte Sarasota, Fla./Booker Fort Myers, Fla./South Fort Myers Miami, Fla./Southridge Port Charlotte, Fla./Port Charlotte Mount Clemens, Mich./Chippewa Valley Toledo, Ohio/Whitmer 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com NEWCOMER PLAYER ROSTER Name Chris Laurore Marcus Leonard Shawne Lozano Issac Lyle Alex Mac Clay Kevin Mac Clay DeMarcus Martindale Derrick McAvoy Tim McKenna Ben McRae Daniel Michaud Marc Miles Dustin Miller Terry Miller Ben Mitchell Zach Mitchell Tim Monecla Jacob Morrow Michael Muzac Kennan Nash Ronnie Nash Brandon Neal Archie Nolan Gemstlay Occenac Dominic Olson Sean Oâ€™Quinn Vincenzo Pentecost Kenny Phelps Darrian Pitcher James Pitters Johntae Pittman Verrick Ponder Jordan Powell Dexter Proctor David Pyke Daniel Quevedo Colin Remtema Chris Rodriguez Shane Roelofs Andrew Roy Tyler Rufenacht Cody Seeley Ty Sickler Jordan Simon Taylor Smith Jake Spinek Austin Spires Jacobe Stafford Tyler Stennett Khari Strickland Rene Suarez Austin Sunderland Patrick Taylor Xavier Taylor Akkil Terry-Walker Jean Teneus Joe Thomas Parish Thomas Kendall Thompson Nicholas Toth Dontrell Tucker Clinton Wade Damani Wallace Kevin Warner Ronald Watson Travis Wilkerson Darrell Williams Lavonnte Williams Dejon Wimber Jayvon Young Michael Zbikowski Ht 6-3 5-11 5-10 5-9 6-0 6-1 5-6 6-1 6-2 6-2 5-9 5-9 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-2 5-11 5-10 6-1 5-7 6-0 6-0 5-10 5-9 6-0 5-11 6-0 6-2 6-1 5-5 5-9 5-8 6-2 5-11 6-1 5-8 6-1 5-10 6-0 6-1 6-1 5-7 6-0 6-2 5-9 5-10 6-1 5-7 5-11 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-1 6-6 5-10 5-7 5-11 5-7 5-10 6-0 5-11 5-11 5-9 6-4 6-0 6-2 5-7 5-10 5-8 6-2 6-2 Wt 198 159 257 157 164 170 262 235 235 225 258 176 247 315 229 188 274 218 352 223 170 181 181 169 171 184 157 203 177 133 161 173 195 208 219 221 194 185 201 197 177 161 220 297 244 160 239 171 187 264 249 271 181 225 165 150 269 160 162 224 185 189 170 278 347 183 146 190 195 153 173 Pos DL DB OL DB WR WR DL LB OL DL WR DB DL OL DL LB OL FB OL TE WR DB WR DB DB LB DB DL WR WR DB LB TE DL QB FB LB LB LB LB LB PK LB OL DL WR DL DB LB OL DL OL LB DL WR RB OL RB WR DL LB RB DB OL OL QB DB WR LB WR DB Yr FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR Hometown/High School North Lauderdale, Fla./Hollywood Hills Miami, Fla./John A. Ferguson Santaluces, Fla./Felix Hills Naples, Fla./Naples Hialeah, Fla./Mater Academy Hialeah, Fla./Mater Academy Lakeland, Fla./Lake Gibson Laingsburg, Mich./Laingsburg Dearborn, Mich./Edsel Ford Bay City, Mich./Midland Ocoee, Fla./Ocoee Ypsilanti, Mich./Ypsilanti Vandalia, Mich./Cassopolis Detroit, Mich./Plymouth Ed. Ctr. Prep Delray Beach, Fla./Boca Raton Wixom, Mich./Walled Lake Western Boynton Beach, Fla./Santaluces Taylor, Mich./Truman Kissimmee, Fla./Poinciana Southfield, Mich./Southfield Benzonia, Mich./Benzie Central Troy, Mich./Athens Oak Park, Mich./Oak Park North Miami Beach, Fla./Alonzo Mourning Owosso, Mich./Perry Chelsea, Mich./Chelsea Detroit, Mich./Chandler Park Academy New Boston, Mich./Huron Charlotte, Mich./Potterville Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charter Ypsilanti, Mich./Lincoln Riviera Beach, Fla./Palm Beach Gardens Greenville, Mich./Greenville Flint, Mich./Hamady Burton, Mich./Bendle South Miami, Fla./South Miami Rockford, Mich./Rockford/Hillsdale Hialeah, Fla./Mater Academy Benzonia, Mich./Benzie Central Brighton, Mich./Hartland Archbold, Ohio/Archbold Lakeland, Fla./Lake Gibson West Bloomfield, Mich./Walled Lake Western Monroeville, Ohio/Napoleon Laingsburg, Mich./Laingsburg Troy, Mich./Athens Mancelona, Mich./Mancelona Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland Manchester, Mich./Manchester Sterling Heights, Mich./Warren Cousino Miami Gardens, Fla./Mater Academy North Port, Fla./North Port Ida, Mich./Ida Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Seaholm Cutler Bay, Fla./Miami Southridge Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Calvary Christian Boynton Beach, Fla./Santaluces Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron Ypsilanti, Mich./Ypsilanti Laingsburg, Mich./Laingsburg Dowagiac, Mich./Dowagiac Detroit, Mich./Chandler Park Academy Boca Raton, Fla./Olympic Heights Holland, Ohio/Central Catholic Miami, Fla./South Miami Addison, Mich./Addison Walled Lake, Mich./Central Riviera Beach, Fla./Inlet Grove West Palm Beach, Fla./Dwyer Lakeland, Fla./Tenoroc Grandville, Mich./Grandville 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 17 LETTERWINNER BIOS Wallen Augustin Linebacker Sophomore - 5-10, 210 Lantana, Fla. Santaluces H.S. 2011 (Fr.): Saw action in all ten games for the Bulldogs and earned a varsity letter...finished the season with nine total tackles including two each at Trine on October 1, at Hope on November 5 and against Alma on November 12. Personal: Majoring in communications with a minor in public relations…son of Marie Augustin…born in Lantana, Florida on December 21, 1992…prepped at Santaluces High School in Lantana under head coach Daryle Drinkwater…won a district championship in 2009…named All-League and All-District as a senior…member of the school’s honor roll…favorite sports teams are the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat and Miami Marlins…favorite athletes are Ray Lewis, Patrick Willis and Dwyane Wade…favorite TV shows are SportsCenter, First Take and Family Guy… favorite movies are Friday Night Lights, Any Given Sunday and Facing the Giants. Jake Beehler Linebacker Senior - 6-0, 197 Wakarusa, Ind. Mishawaka Penn H.S. 2011 (Jr.): Played in eight games for the Bulldogs...recorded five total tackles with one being solo and four assists...had two tackles and one for a two-yard loss against Kalamazoo on Oct. 22. 2010 (So.): Played in seven games and earned his first varsity letter...recorded 10 total tackles with five unassisted and five assisted tackles...had a season-high four tackles including two solo tackles against Kalamazoo on Oct. 23... recorded a pair of tackles against Hope on Nov. 6...also had a single tackle against Defiance on Sept. 11, Olivet on Oct. 9, DePauw on Oct. 16 and Alma on Nov. 13. Personal: Majoring in criminal justice...son of Dennis and Rae Beehler...born in Mishawaka, Indiana on December 29, 1990...prepped at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana under head coach Cory Yeoman...went 10-4 as a senior winning sectional and regional titles while finishing state semi-finalists…named First Team All-NIC and First Team All-Area in 2008...his brother, Joe, was a four-year 18 letterwinner in football at Adrian College from 2005-09… favorite sports teams are the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and Chicago Bulls...favorite athlete is Brian Urlacher... favorite TV shows are Cops, Breaking Bad and Walking Dead...favorite movies are Anchorman, Step Brothers and The Dark Knight...favorite musical groups are CCR and AC/DC...hobbies include golf. Deontae Bridgeman Linebacker Junior - 5-9, 210 Warren, Mich. SCS Lake Shore H.S. 2011 (So.): Started the first five games of the season before going down with a season-ending injury at Trine on Oct. 1...despite playing in just five contests recorded 38 tackles (seventh on the team), 6.5 tackles for a loss, and a sack...at Defiance on Sept. 10 had a career-high 13 tackles with 10 of them being solo and also two tackles for a loss of seven yards... recorded 11 tackles (10 solo) and two tackles for a loss of six yards at Augustana on Sept. 17…registered six tackles including five solo stops with a sack for a loss of nine yards at Trine. 2010 (Fr.): Played in all 10 games during his first season and earned first varsity letter...returned one punt for four yards at Albion on Oct. 30...finished the season with six total tackles including five solo stops...had one tackle in six different contests...recorded a sack for loss of eight yards at Olivet on Oct. 9...tallied a tackle for loss of four yards against Hope on Nov. 6...also had a tackle against UWWhitewater on Sept. 4, Trine on Oct. 2, Kalamazoo on Oct. 23 and Alma on Nov. 13. Personal: Majoring in criminal justice...son of Terron and Kenyetta Mathes...born in Gibraltar, Michigan on January 15, 1992...earned two varsity letters in football at St. Clair Shores Lake Shore High School...set the school record with 137 tackles during the 2009 season...team advanced to the playoffs with 7-3 record in 2009...named to the Macomb All-County team twice...played in the 2009 Michigan High School All-Star Game...named to the Macomb County All-Academic team in 2009...favorite sports team is the Los Angeles Lakers...favorite athletes are Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Terrell Owens...favorite TV show is The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air...favorite movies are Superbad and Transformers...favorite musicians are Eminem and Kanye West. 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com LETTERWINNER BIOS Damon Brown Jack Carter Running Back Junior - 5-9, 205 Troy, Mich. Troy H.S. 2011 (So.): Played in 10 games while starting five of those for the Bulldogs...finished the season with 140 carries for 591 yards (second on the team) and a team-leading eight rushing touchdowns... had three games with over 100 rushing yards including career-highs with a 29-carry, 178-yard, two touchdown performance on Sept. 10 against Defiance…recorded 21 carries, 138 yards and a touchdown against Olivet on Oct. 8…toted the ball for 28 carries and 121 yards against Kalamazoo on Oct. 22…scored a career-high three rushing touchdowns on 17 carries (38 yards) at Hope on Nov. 5… ranked ninth in the MIAA in rushing yards per outing…tied for seventh in the league in scoring. 2010 (Fr.): Played in six games and started the season opener against UW-Whitewater on Sept. 4...rushed for 53 yards on 28 carries (1.9 ypr) with two touchdowns...carried the ball 12 times for 18 yards against the Warhawks...ran the ball seven times for 17 yards against Hope on Nov. 6... had one carry for a one-yard touchdown at Alma on Nov. 13...also rushed for a score against Kalamazoo on Oct. 23. Personal: Majoring in elementary education with a minor in social studies...son of Anita Wilson and Prentice Barnett... born in Detroit, Michigan on November 8, 1992...prepped at Troy High School and lettered in football as a running back and linebacker...won a regional championship on the gridiron in 2008...named All-Oakland County as a junior and senior for the Colts...favorite sports teams are the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers...favorite athletes are Calvin Johnson, Miguel Cabrera and LeBron James... favorite TV shows are Real World, Game of Thrones and Jersey Shore...favorite movies are 300, The Dark Knight and Braveheart...favorite musicians are Lil’ Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and Eminem. Defensive End Sophomore - 6-1, 218 Paulding, Ohio Paulding H.S. 2011 (Fr.): Played in four games on the defensive line for the Bulldogs... recorded three tackles on the season…had an assisted tackle at Defiance on Sept. 10…tallied one assisted tackle against Olivet on Oct. 8…had a solo tackle at Kalamazoo on Oct. 22. Personal: Majoring in criminal justice with a minor in history…son of George and Debbie Carter…born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on September 2, 1993…prepped at Paulding High School (Ohio) under head coach Chris Etzler…named All-County at defensive end and Second Team All-Conference as a senior…named honorable mention to the Lima News Dream Team…earned two varsity football letters and was named Most Valuable Defensive Lineman…favorite sports teams are the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Lions and West Virginia Mountaineers… favorite athletes are Tim Tebow, Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen…favorite TV shows are Sons of Anarchy and Archer…favorite movies are Star Wars, Braveheart and Dumb & Dumber…favorite musicians are Jason Aldean, Aaron Lewis and Jamey Johnson. Dro Clark Defensive Line Junior - 6-1, 220 Flint, Mich. Hamady H.S. 2011 (Fr.): Played in 10 games for the Bulldogs and started one on Nov. 5 at Hope…tallied eight tackles on the season and two for a loss…on Sept. 10 at Defiance finished the game with three tackles and one and a half for a loss…recorded an assisted tackle which was for a one-yard loss at Hope…had an assisted tackle and one pass breakup at Kalamazoo on Oct. 22. Personal: Majoring in communications…son of Roger and Sabrina Clark…born in Flint, Michigan on June 16, 1992… full name is Rogdrezz Dion Clark…prepped at Flint Hamady High School…earned four varsity football and baseball letters…was the school’s valedictorian as a senior…named a First Team All-Conference catcher…named a two-time All-Conference lineman in football…favorite sports teams 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 19 LETTERWINNER BIOS are the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers…favorite athletes are Brett Favre and Alex Rodriguez…favorite TV show is SportsCenter…favorite movie is The Dark Knight Rises… favorite food is tacos. Jordan Clark Defensive Line Junior - 6-3, 214 Clarkston, Mich. Clarkston H.S. 2011 (So.): Played in nine games for the Bulldogs...finished the season with nine tackles and two for a loss of 13 yards...on Sept. 2 at Husson, tallied two tackles and one for an eight-yard loss...had two solo tackles at Trine on Oct. 1 with a blocked kick and a pass breakup…tacked on two tackles and a sack for a loss of five yards at Defiance on Sept. 10…recorded two assisted tackles at Kalamazoo on Oct. 22. 2010 (Fr.): Played in four games and started in the season finale at Alma on Nov. 13...saw his action in the last four contests of the season...finished his rookie season with 10 tackles including six unassisted wrapups...had a seasonhigh four tackles against Kalamazoo on Oct. 23 in his collegiate debut...had three solo tackles and two tackles for a loss of 14 yards at Albion on Oct. 30...posted a tackle for loss of four yards and a forced fumble at Alma on Nov. 13. Personal: Majoring in exercise science with a minor in business...son of Max and Harriet Clark...born in Royal Oak, Michigan on March 6, 1992...prepped at Clarkston High School and lettered in football and basketball for the Wolves...played two years on the varsity and captured a league, district and regional title as a senior going 12-1... played forward on the basketball team advancing to the state quarterfinals in 2009 going 24-2...named All-Conference and All-Area in football as a senior...favorite sports teams are the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions...favorite athletes are A.J. Hawk and Michael Jordan...favorite TV shows are Pardon the Interruption and Seinfeld...favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber...favorite musicians are Eminem and Kenny Chesney. 20 Danny Cobb Running Back Junior - 5-10, 170 Rochester, Mich. Stoney Creek H.S. 2011 (So.): Played in all 10 games for the Bulldogs while starting in five of them...led the Bulldogs with 628 rushing yards and 62.8 rushing yards per game...scored four touchdowns on the season, with two of them being rushing, one receiving and one on a kickoff return for a touchdown...ran the ball 30 times for a career-high 167 yards on Sept. 24 versus ConcordiaChicago and had three kick returns for 99 yards…earned Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Special Teams Player of the Week honors after that performance against the Cougars…finished the game with 281 all-purpose yards in the win…rushed for 104 yards on just 11 carries against Albion on Oct. 29…ran for 51 yards and a touchdown and also caught two passes including a 48-yard touchdown at Husson on Sept. 2…finished the year with 1,172 all-purpose yards including 19 kick returns for 412 yards (21.7 yards per return)…finished fifth in the MIAA in all-purpose yards per contest…ranked seventh in the league in rushing yards per game. 2010 (Fr.): Played in three games during his first season with the Bulldogs and earned a varsity letter...saw game action against Olivet on Oct. 9, DePauw on Oct. 16 and Alma on Nov. 13...toted the ball once for the season for two yards at Olivet. Personal: Majoring in psychology with a minor in computer information...son of Sean and Margaret Cobb...born in Rochester, Michigan on December 6, 1991...prepped at Stoney Creek High School...named First Team All-County as a running back as a senior...favorite sports teams are the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers...favorite athletes are Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford...favorite TV show is That 70’s Show and Franklin & Bash...favorite movie is Troy...favorite musician is Blink 182...favorite food is pizza. 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com LETTERWINNER BIOS Ellis Ewing Nate Cunningham Defensive Back Sophomore - 5-11, 160 Detroit, Mich. Martin Luther King H.S. Defensive Back Sophomore - 5-7, 160 Deerfield Beach, Fla. Deerfield Beach H.S. 2011 (Fr.): Saw action in six games for the Bulldogs...finished the season with three tackles and one pass breakup...had two solo tackles against Kalamazoo on Oct. 22…recorded one pass breakup against Olivet on Oct. 8…tallied one assisted tackle at Husson on Sept. 2. Personal: Majoring in athletic training with a minor in sports science…son of Thaddeus and Stacey Cunningham… born in Deerfield Beach, Florida on November 24, 1992…prepped at Deerfield Beach High School…named defensive captain as a senior…earned two varsity letters on the gridiron…made the dean’s list…member of the Art Club and National Honor Society…favorite sports teams are the Miami Heat and Miami Dolphins…favorite athletes are Dwyane Wade, Asante Samuel and Ed Reed…favorite TV shows are Anger Management, The Walking Dead and Two & a Half Men…favorite movies are Transformers and Insideous. 2. 2011 (Fr.): Played in seven games for the Bulldogs during his freshman campaign...recorded a tackle against Husson University on Sept. Personal: Majoring in athletic training with a minor in international business…son of Ellis Ewing and Denise Coleman…born in Detroit, Michigan on December 3, 1992…prepped at Martin Luther King High School under coach Dale Harvel…finished the season 7-4 with loss in districts as a senior…named All-City in track and field… member of the Crusader Honor Roll…favorite sports teams are the Detroit Lions and LSU Tigers…favorite athlete is Darrelle Revis…favorite TV show is SportsCenter…favorite movie is Dawn of the Dead. Tommy First Defensive Line Sophomore - 6-3, 245 Cassopolis, Mich. Cassopolis H.S. Josh Delaney Defensive Back Sophomore - 5-11, 174 Perry, Mich. Haslett H.S. 2011 (Fr.): Saw action in five games for the Bulldogs...finished season with two tackles, both of them coming versus Hope on Nov. 5. Personal: Majoring in exercise science with a minor in business…son of Pat and Kim Delaney…born in Lansing, Michigan on September 9, 1992…prepped at Haslett High School…lettered in football, basketball and track for the Vikings…combined record in varsity football during his time was 26-10…combined basketball record on varsity was 66-14…Lansing State Journal two-time All-League and All-Area in football…led team in tackles and interceptions as a junior and senior…named three-time All-League and two-time All-Area in track…set the 4x200 and 4x400 school relay records…regional champ in high jump…favorite sports teams are the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers… favorite athletes are Barry Sanders and Johnny Adams… favorite TV show is SportsCenter…favorite movies are Friday Night Lights, The Hangover and Warrior. 2011 (Fr.): Earned a varsity letter for the Bulldogs in his first season after appearing in ten games. Personal: Majoring in criminal justice and minoring in business… son of Jamie and Liz First … born in Niles, Michigan on December 25, 1992...attended Cassopolis High School...2010 All-Conference as a tight end/defensive end…lettered in football, basketball, and baseball…football team made playoffs all three years on varsity…won a district championship in basketball in 2010…named AllArea as a defensive end in 2010 and 2011…graduated 19th in his class and was a member of National Honor Society…involved in Spanish Club, Varsity Club and SADD…organized a shoe drive for Haiti collecting over 3,000 pairs…favorite sport teams are the Detroit Lions, Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Chicago Cubs…favorite athletes are Jason Babin and Julius Peppers...favorite TV shows are SportsCenter, Sons of Anarchy and Inside the NFL…favorite movies are Remember the Titans and The Blind Side…favorite musicians are Drake and AC/DC. 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 21 LETTERWINNER BIOS Charles Fleck Defensive Back Sophomore - 5-10, 175 Lake Orion, Mich. Lake Orion H.S. 2011 (Fr.): Played in nine games for the Bulldogs during his freshman season...compiled 10 tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss, two fumble recoveries, and four pass breakups at defensive back...at Husson University on Sept. 2, recorded a tackle and broke up two passes...against Alma on Nov. 12, recorded two tackles including one for a nine-yard loss, forced a fumble and recovered two fumbles…recorded three assisted tackles and a pass breakup against Olivet on Oct. 8… tallied three tackles and a pass breakup at Kalamazoo on Oct. 22. Personal: Majoring in exercise science with a minor in psychology…son of Mary and Marvin Kay and Kerry Fleck… born in Royal Oak, Michigan on April 17, 1991…prepped at Lake Orion High School under coach Chris Bell…finished 13-2 in 2008 and were state runner-up…named All-League in 2008…favorite sports team is the Detroit Lions…favorite athletes are Ryan Clark and Darren McCarty…favorite TV show is South Park…favorite movie is Hardball…favorite musicians are Journey and U2. Mitch Gabriele Wide Receiver Senior - 6-0, 185 Hillsdale, Mich. Hillsdale H.S. 2011 (Jr.): Started and played in nine games for the Bulldogs missing the finale against Alma on Nov. 12... finished the year with 42 catches for 461 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 11.0 yards per catch...recorded nine catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns against Husson University on Sept. 2...had eight catches for 73 yards against Albion on Oct. 29…had at least one catch in every game he played…caught four passes for 57 yards and a score at Trine on Oct. 1…ranked second on the team in receptions and receiving yards… finished fifth in the MIAA in receptions per game…ranked eighth in the conference in receiving yards per game. 2010 (So.): Played in all 10 games for the second straight year and started every game at wideout...set the singleseason school record with 63 receptions...ranked second in the MIAA and tied for 41st in Division III with 6.3 catches 22 per game...ranked fifth in single-season school annals with 848 receiving yards...fourth in the MIAA and 59th in Division III with 84.8 receiving yards per game...set a single-game mark at Adrian College with 15 grabs for 161 yards at Albion on Oct. 30...hauled in 12 passes a week before on Oct. 23 against Kalamazoo for 162 yards and two touchdowns...had 115 receiving yards on six catches with a score against Hope on Nov. 6...caught a seasonlong 77 yard pass for a touchdown against Defiance on Sept. 11...caught six passes for 98 yards and two scores against Trine on Oct. 2...32 of his 63 receptions went for a first down. 2009 (Fr.): Played in all 10 games excelling on special teams...registered six tackles including four solo stops... caught one pass for 10 yards at Bluffton...recorded two tackles each at Kalamazoo and Hope. Personal: Majoring in psychology with a minor in business... son of John and Judy Gabriele...born in Hillsdale, Michigan on May 24, 1990...native of Hillsdale and attended Hillsdale High School...played quarterback for the Hornets winning league title as a senior (11-1)...named Second Team AllState in football...named First Team All-State in basketball going 19-3 as a senior...named Second Team All-State in baseball and won state championship in 2007…played in the BCAM All-Star Game in basketball in 2009…awarded the Boyd Scholarship...favorite sports team is the Michigan Wolverines...favorite athletes are J.J. Redick and Wes Welker...favorite movies are August Rush and Rudy… favorite musicians are The Fray, J-Cole and Wale. Jon Gieseler Defensive Back Junior - 5-10, 165 Lake Odessa, Mich. Hastings H.S. 2011 (So.): Played in seven games for the Bulldogs during his sophomore season...recorded four tackles on the season with three of them being solo stops and tallied two pass breakups... against Husson University on Sept. 2 had three tackles and a pass breakup…garnered a tackle and pass breakup at Kalamazoo on Oct. 22. Personal: Majoring in business administration…son of Jerry Gieseler and Lorna Harton…born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on December 4, 1991…prepped at Hastings High School…earned three varsity letters in football…went 7-3 as a junior and senior making the playoffs…named AllCounty and All-Conference as a cornerback…named AllCounty and All-Conference in track…honor roll student with a GPA above 3.5…member of FFA…favorite sports team is the Miami Hurricanes…favorite athletes are Kobe Bryant 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com LETTERWINNER BIOS and Warrick Dunn…favorite TV show is SportsCenter… favorite movies are The Guardian and Four Brothers… favorite musicians are Godsmack and Metallica. Aaron Gray Defensive Tackle Junior - 5-9, 277 Detroit, Mich. Martin Luther King H.S. A.J. Gill Linebacker Senior - 6-1, 213 Lake Orion, Mich. Lake Orion H.S. 2011 (Jr.): Played in all 10 games for the Bulldogs at linebacker... recorded 55 tackles (second on the team) and 3.5 tackles for a loss of 11 yards...against Olivet on Oct. 8 recorded nine tackles with six of them being solo stops...against Albion on Oct. 29 had 11 tackles...had a career-high 16 tackles against Hope the following week on Nov. 5 including a tackle for a six-yard loss. 2010 (So.): Played in seven contests and earned his first varsity letter...named to the MIAA All-Academic list...had a kick return for 10 yards against Hope on Nov. 6...recorded one tackle against Kalamazoo on Oct. 23. Personal: Majoring in criminal justice with a minor in sociology...full name is Aaron Joseph Gill...son of Russ and Mary Gill...born in Rochester, Michigan on July 21, 1990... prepped at Lake Orion High School under coach Chris Bell…attended Northern Michigan University in 2009-10... part of state finalist team in 2008 in football with a 12-2 record...named First Team All-League, All-County and AllNorth Detroit as a senior...favorite sports teams are the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers...favorite athlete is Clay Matthews...favorite TV show is SportsCenter...favorite movie is Remember the Titans...favorite musician is Eric Church. 2011 (So.): Played in 10 games for the Bulldogs at defensive tackle... one of 11 players to start every game of the season…finished the season with 21 tackles, two tackles for a loss of 11 yards, one sack for a loss of eight yards, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery...against Albion on Oct. 29, recorded four tackles with two of them being solo...against Alma on Nov. 12, recorded seven tackles with one for a three-yard loss and also recovered a fumble. 2010 (Fr.): Played in all 10 games and made five starts, including five of the last six games of the season...finished the season with 28 tackles including 10 unassisted tackles on the defensive line...collected two tackles for a loss of five yards including one sack for a loss of four yards against Hope on Nov. 6...had a season-high six tackles and half a tackle for loss against Augustana on Sept. 18...recorded five tackles including three solo stops against Kalamazoo on Oct. 23...also had five tackles including four solo stops at Albion on Oct. 30. Personal: Majoring in athletic training with a minor in business management...son of Douglas Gray and Audrey Gardner...born in Detroit, Michigan on September 6, 1992... prepped at Martin Luther King High School...finished 14-0 in 2007 and won state championship in football...finished 9-2 in 2009 and won city title...named Second Team AllCity as a senior...finished 15th in his class with a 3.45 GPA…favorite sports teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Tigers...favorite athletes are Ray Lewis and LeBron James...favorite movies are Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side...favorite musicians are Young Jeezy and Rick Ross. 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 23 LETTERWINNER BIOS Justin Hemm Wide Receiver Senior - 5-11, 185 Piqua, Ohio Piqua H.S. 2011 (Jr.): Started in all 10 games for the Bulldogs earning his third letter... named First Team All-MIAA for the second consecutive season...led the team in receiving with 854 yards on 50 catches with seven touchdowns...ranked second in the MIAA with 85.4 yards per game and third in receptions per game with 5.0...had four games with over 100 yards receiving including a sevencatch, 108-yard performance with a score at Augustana on Sept. 17...the next week against Concordia-Chicago had seven catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns including a season-long 67-yard reception...at Kalamazoo on Oct. 22, caught seven passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns and was named MIAA Offensive Player of the Week…caught eight balls for 107 yards at Hope on Nov. 5. 2010 (So.): Played and started in all 10 games earning second letter...named First Team All-MIAA as a wide receiver...also spent some time at quarterback starting the first four games at that position...rushed for 236 yards and two touchdowns with a season-long of 60 yards...caught 50 passes for 734 yards and nine touchdowns...completed 12-of-25 passes for 64 yards with one interception...ranked tied for fifth in the MIAA with 5.0 receptions per game... ranked sixth in the league with 73.4 receiving yards per game...ranked fifth in the conference with 6.6 points per game...ranked eighth in the MIAA with 97 all-purpose yards per game...tied for fourth for a single-season at Adrian with nine touchdown catches...finished ninth in a singleseason at Adrian with 734 receiving yards...rushed for 138 yards on eight carries with two touchdowns against Defiance on Sept. 11...finished the season with over 100yard receiving games three out of four times...caught three touchdown passes against Kalamazoo on Oct. 23...hauled in a season-high 10 passes for a season-high 147 yards and two scores at Alma on Nov. 13. 2009 (Fr.): Played in all 10 games and started against Lake Erie...did a little bit of everything for the Bulldogs with 584 all-purpose yards and 72.5 yards of total offense per game...completed 30-of-46 passes for 430 yards and five touchdowns...ran the ball 69 times for 295 yards and two scores...caught 17 passes for 227 yards...had a breakout performance against Olivet tying the school record with five touchdowns passes including four in the second half... finished with 300 passing yards on 16-of-18 and also ran for 48 yards and another score...ran 12 times for 59 yards and a touchdown and also threw for 52 yards at Trine. studies...son of Doug and Shellie Bubeck Hemm...born in Piqua, Ohio on July 25, 1989...resides in Piqua and attended Piqua High School...transferred to Adrian from Ball State... won state title in Division II in 2006...also participated in basketball and track...earned a total of 10 varsity letters at Piqua...named First Team All-Conference as a junior and senior and was named conference offensive player of the year as a senior...favorite sports teams are the Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds…favorite athlete is LeBron James…favorite TV shows are Entourage and Breaking Bad…favorite movie is The Dark Knight…favorite musician is Drake. Shuan Hladki Wide Receiver Senior - 6-2, 187 Montague, Mich. Montague H.S. 2011 (Jr.): Played in all 10 games at wide receiver for the Bulldogs and earned his second varsity letter... finished the season with 15 catches for 301 yards and two touchdowns...led the team with 20.1 yards per catch...scored his first touchdown of his career in the first game of the season at Husson University on Sept. 2 on a 56-yard reception...against Olivet on Oct. 8 caught one pass for 57 yards and a touchdown…recorded eight tackles and returned a fumble for nine yards on special teams…caught three passes for 65 yards at Augustana on Sept. 17…tied a season-high with four catches for 48 yards versus Albion on Oct. 29…had one punt return for four yards at Trine on Oct. 1. 2010 (So.): Played in eight games as a wide receiver to earn first varsity letter...had two catches for seven yards against Augustana on Sept. 18...recorded one tackle at DePauw on Oct. 16. Personal: Majoring in communications...son of Roger and Sandy Stone...born in Muskegon, Michigan on November 1, 1989...prepped at Montague High School...part of successful football program that won four district and three regional championships...also lettered in basketball... named All-Conference and All-Area in football as a junior and senior...also named All-Conference and All-Area in basketball as a junior and senior...state qualifier in track and field in 200 meters and 4x100 relay...spent one year at Muskegon Community College...favorite sports teams are the Michigan Wolverines and Detroit Pistons...favorite athlete is Charles Woodson...favorite TV shows are ESPN News, Family Guy and Swamp People...favorite movies are Hardball and Friday Night Lights...favorite musicians are Bob Marley and Lil’ Wayne. Personal: Majoring in education with a minor in social 24 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com LETTERWINNER BIOS Juwan King Hunter Juntunen Linebacker Sophomore - 6-0, 190 Hollywood, Fla. Archbishop McCarthy H.S. Linebacker Junior - 5-11, 205 Webberville, Mich. Webberville H.S. 2011 (So.): Played in all 10 games for the Bulldogs and earned his second varsity letter...finished the season with a team-leading 82 tackles including 8.5 for a loss of 28 yards…had three fumble recoveries with one being returned for a touchdown, three pass breakups, two forced fumbles, and an interception... was seventh in the MIAA with 8.5 tackles per game...at Trine on Oct. 1 had nine tackles, 2.5 for a loss of eight yards, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and an interception... the next week against Olivet on Oct. 8 had 12 tackles, one for a loss, a forced fumble, and a pass breakup...had a season-high 13 tackles against Albion on Oct. 29 with 1.5 for a loss…recorded 10 tackles at Augustana (eight solo) on Sept. 17…tied for the MIAA lead with his three fumble recoveries. 2011 (Fr.): Played in all 10 games for the Bulldogs at linebacker…finished the season with 11 tackles and two pass breakups…had a season-high five tackles at Kalamazoo on Oct. 22 and also had a pass breakup…earned two tackles against Alma on Nov. 12. Personal: Majoring in accounting with a minor in business… son of Juwan and Phyllis King…born in Hollywood, Florida on September 23, 1992…prepped at Archbishop McCarthy High School…named All-County and All-Conference as a junior and senior…led his team in tackles as a senior… favorite sports team is the Miami Heat…favorite athlete is Peyton Manning…favorite TV show is SportsCenter. Kevin Kleine Defensive Tackle Senior - 6-0, 255 Davison, Mich. Davison H.S. 2010 (Fr.): Played in five contests as a true freshman to earn first varsity letter...played primarily on special teams for the Bulldogs...tallied one tackle during the season coming against Hope on Nov. 6. Personal: Majoring in business...son of Guy and Betty Juntunen...born in Lansing, Michigan on July 8, 1992... prepped at Webberville High School under coach Bruce Mann...won a league championship in 2007 with a 9-1 record...compiled an 8-2 record in 2008 and advanced to the first round of the playoffs...named All-League and All-Area for three years...named Honorable Mention AllState as a senior...also ran track and was all-league in four events...set the school record in the 4x100 relay in 2008... regional champ in two events in 2009...academic honor roll every semester in high school...member of the National Honor Society...favorite sports teams are the Kansas City Chiefs, Michigan State Spartans and USC Trojans... favorite athletes are Eric Berry, Bart Scott and Adrian Peterson...favorite TV show is The Office...favorite movies are Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Friday Night Lights... favorite musicians are Drake, Wale and J-Cole. 2011 (Jr.): Played in all 10 games for the Bulldogs on the defensive line... finished the year with 27 tackles, 1.5 for a loss, and two fumble recoveries...on Sept. 27 at Augustana compiled six tackles with all of them being solo...in the season finale against Alma on Nov. 12, had seven tackles and one for a loss… had two tackles including a sack for a loss of 12 yards at Kalamazoo on Oct. 22…totaled two unassisted tackles and a fumble recovery at Defiance on Sept. 10. Personal: Majoring in criminal justice…son of Kevin and Michelle Kleine…born in Pontiac, Michigan on April 17, 1990…transfer from Grand Rapids Junior College… prepped at Davison High School for coach Jeff Putnam… three-year varsity starter in football…won three conference titles…went to state semi-finals for two years…named AllConference and All-Area as a senior…favorite sports teams are the Denver Broncos and Miami Heat…favorite athletes are LeBron James and Justin Tuck…favorite TV shows are Dexter and Eastbound & Down…favorite movies are Boyz in the Hood and Friday. 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 25 LETTERWINNER BIOS Eric Knoblock Linebacker Junior - 6-0, 200 Lake Orion, Mich. Lake Orion H.S. Alma on Nov. 12. 2011 (So.): Played in nine games for the Bulldogs mostly on special teams...finished the season with five tackles…tallied two tackles against 2010 (Fr.): Played in the final nine games of the season to earn his first letter...finished the season with four tackles including one solo stop...had a season-high two assisted tackles against Hope on Nov. 6...also had a tackle at Olivet on Oct. 9 and against Kalamazoo on Oct. 23. Personal: Majoring in marketing with a minor in business management...son of Ed Knoblock and Barbara Beach... born in Royal Oak, Michigan on March 23, 1991...prepped at Lake Orion High School...won state title in baseball in 2006...named All-League as a pitcher...finished as state runner-up in football...favorite sports teams are the Detroit Tigers and Michigan State Spartans...favorite athletes are Clay Matthews and Justin Verlander...favorite movies are Harry Potter Series...favorite musician is Jason Aldean… hobbies include hunting and fishing. Alex Krajniak Running Back Junior - 5-10, 205 White Pigeon, Mich. White Pigeon H.S. 2011 (So.): Played in four games for the Bulldogs at running back...named to the MIAA All-Academic List… finished the year with 18 carries for 108 yards and a touchdown...had best game of the season in week one against Husson University as he had 14 carries for a career-high 94 yards and a touchdown…toted the ball four times for 14 yards at Kalamazoo on Oct. 22. Personal: Majoring in physical education with a minor in elementary education...son of Mike and Elaine Krajniak... born in White Pigeon, Michigan on August 30, 1991... prepped at White Pigeon High School under coach Jason Vogel...state semi-finalists in 2009…First Team All-State running back from 2007-2010...lettered in football and track…valedictorian of his class... favorite sports teams are the Michigan Wolverines, Detroit Lions and Detroit Red Wings...favorite athletes are Pavel Datsyuk, John Elway 26 and Steve Yzerman...favorite TV shows are The Walking Dead and SportsCenter...favorite movies are Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings and Gladiator...favorite musicians are Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed and All That Remains... favorite foods are pizza, bratwurst and steak. Joe Makowski Linebacker Senior - 5-10, 195 Maple Heights, Ohio Garfield Hts. Trinity H.S. 2011 (Jr.): Played in all 10 games for the Bulldogs and earned his third varsity letter...finished the year with 32 tackles including eight for a loss of 49 yards, 4.5 sacks for a loss of 35 yards and two forced fumbles...also returned an interception 38 yards for a score against Olivet on Oct. 8...at Husson University on Sept. 2 he recorded four tackles, two for a loss of 20 yards (two sacks) and a pass breakup...at Trine on Oct. 1 recorded a season-high eight tackles with four of them being solo, one for a loss, and forced a fumble...registered five tackles and two tackles for a loss of four yards against ConcordiaChicago on Sept. 24…made four tackles including three solo stops against Albion on Oct. 29…ranked tied for seventh in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) in sacks…ranked tied for third in the MIAA in forced fumbles. 2010 (So.): Played in all 10 games and made six starts at linebacker...started six of the last seven games for the Bulldogs...recorded 10 kickoff returns for 202 yards with a long of 29 yards at Albion on Oct. 30...finished the year with 25 tackles including 11 unassisted wrapups...boasted three and a half tackles for loss of 12 yards including one sack... had four pass breakups...had a career-high 14 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss against Trine on Oct. 2...made two tackles and had four pass breakups at DePauw on Oct. 16...recorded five assisted tackles against Kalamazoo on Oct. 23. 2009 (Fr.): Played in six games primarily on special teams... saw action during the first six games before ending his season due to injury...recorded one tackle at Kalamazoo. Personal: Majoring in exercise science with a minor in psychology...son of Jeff and Deb Makowski...born in Garfield Heights, Ohio on June 26, 1990...resides in Maple Heights and attended Garfield Heights Trinity High School... named team defensive MVP as a senior...named All-North Coast League and All-Area as a senior...lettered for four years in football, basketball and baseball…favorite sports teams are the Michigan Wolverines, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers...favorite athletes are Darren Sproles and Barry Sanders...favorite TV shows are Saved by the Bell and Tosh.0. 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com LETTERWINNER BIOS Kyle Miller Nick Mighion Offensive Line Sophomore - 6-5, 279 Adrian, Mich. Adrian H.S. Offensive Line Senior - 6-2, 265 Sterling Heights, Mich. Warren Cousino H.S. 2011 (Jr.): Played in all 10 games for the Bulldogs on the offensive line...earned his third varsity letter... named to the MIAA All-Academic List…was a part of an offensive line that led the best scoring offense in the MIAA with 32.5 points per game and a conference-leading 43 offensive touchdowns. 2011 (Fr.): Played in three games against Husson, Olivet and Kalamazoo…the hometown product helped block for the highest point total in school history at Husson in a 77-7 victory…helped pave the way for the second-best rushing attack in the MIAA at 172.2 yards per game. 2010 (So.): Played in all 10 games and made eight starts at offensive guard for the Bulldogs...earned his second varsity letter...started the last six games of the season... helped Adrian College average 144.30 yards per game on the ground, which ranked third in the MIAA. Personal: Majoring in criminal justice with a minor in psychology…son of Larry Miller and Dawn Probst…born in Hillsdale, Michigan on July 11, 1993…prepped at Adrian High School under Phil Jacobs…played for a 10-2 Maple team in 2009 who were SEC White champs…advanced to regional final in 2009…named team captain and AllLeague Offensive Tackle in 2010…member of the school’s honor roll…favorite sports teams are the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers…favorite athletes are Calvin Johnson, Jared Allen and Miguel Cabrera…favorite movie is Star Wars… favorite musician is Jason Aldean. 2009 (Fr.): Played in seven games as a reserve guard as a freshman...helped Adrian average 246.3 yards passing per game ranking third in the MIAA. Personal: Majoring in architecture design with a minor in business...son of Pete and Tina Mighion...born in Mount Clemens, Michigan on May 31, 1991...native of Sterling Heights and attended Warren Cousino High School...played three years of varsity football...team went 21-3 during his sophomore and junior seasons...had an undefeated regular season in 2007 and reached state semifinals...named to the All-MAC White Academic team...named First Team AllMAC White as a senior...named All-Macomb County as a junior and senior...member of the National Honor Society… favorite sports teams are the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers…favorite TV show is Workaholics…favorite movie is Night at the Roxbury. Cameron Mitchell Offensive Line Junior - 6-4, 255 Redford, Mich. Thurston H.S. 2011 (So.): Played in four games on the offensive line for the Bulldogs against Husson, Olivet, Kalamazoo and Alma…served as a reserve at offensive tackle…part of an offensive line that ranked second in the MIAA allowing 14 sacks in 10 games. Personal: Majoring in social work with a minor in physical education…son of Cam and Sherita Mitchell…born in Detroit, Michigan on January 4, 1991…prepped at Redford Thurston High School under coach Bob Snell…reached the playoffs in 2009 with a 6-3 record…named All-League as a lineman in 2009…volunteered with Boys & Girls Club… favorite sports team is the Detroit Lions…favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant…favorite TV show is SportsCenter…favorite movie is Friday…favorite musician is Lil’ Wayne. 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 27 LETTERWINNER BIOS Brett Pettit Linebacker Junior - 5-11, 188 Portland, Mich. Portland H.S. 2011 (So.): Played in two games against Olivet and Albion in the secondary…had one solo tackle on the season against Albion (Oct. 29). Personal: Majoring in physical education with a minor in health...son of Dave and Tammy Pettit...born in Lansing, Michigan on December 26, 1991...attended Portland High School...named All-League in football in 2008 and 2009…selected All-Area for baseball...recipient of AllCounty for baseball…named Lansing All-Area in football and baseball...favorite sports teams are Michigan State Spartans, Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions...favorite athletes are Kevin Durant and Tiger Woods...favorite TV show is SportsCenter...favorite movies are The Rock and Coach Carter. Dae’Von Robinson Running Back Sophomore - 5-8, 224 Detroit, Mich. Southfield H.S. 2011 (Fr.): Played in five games for the Bulldogs earning his first varsity letter...finished the season with 37 carries for 207 yards for an average of 5.6 yards per carry...at Hope on Nov. 12 had 10 carries for 59 yards...against Alma the following week had 14 carries for 93 yards including a season-long 50-yard run. Personal: Majoring in communications…son of James Cook and Sheryl Robinson…born in Detroit, Michigan on February 28, 1993…prepped at Southfield High School under coach Tim Conley…earned two varsity letters for the Bluejays…named First Team All-Conference at running back as a junior and senior…favorite sports team is the Baltimore Ravens…favorite athlete is Ray Rice…favorite TV show is SportsCenter…favorite movie is Friday Night Lights. 28 John Rock Center Sophomore - 6-2, 275 Portland, Mich. Portland H.S. 2011 (Fr.): Played in nine games on the offensive line for the Bulldogs... was a part of an offensive line that led the offense to the best scoring offense in the MIAA with 32.5 points per game and a conference-leading 43 offensive touchdowns. Personal: Majoring in general studies…son of John and Patty Rock…born in Lansing, Michigan on February 13, 1992…prepped at Portland High School under coach John Novarra…team went 7-4 as a senior…named AllConference on both lines as a junior and senior…named to the All-Area Dream Team in 2010…selected All-State Honorable Mention in 2010…favorite sports team is the Detroit Lions…favorite athlete is Ndamukong Suh…favorite TV shows are Breaking Bad, Arrested Development and Game of Thrones…favorite movies are Jeremiah Johnson, The Big Lebowski and Forrest Gump. Dustin Salliotte Punter Junior - 6-0, 175 Brownstown, Mich. Woodhaven H.S. 2011 (So.): Started every game at punter for the Bulldogs...finished the season with a 35.5-yard average on his punts while 13 were downed inside the 20...longest punt of the season came at Augustana on Sept. 17 as he booted a 53-yarder…booted the ball nine times for a 40.4 average with three punts over 50 yards at Augustana…punted six times with two inside the 20 against Albion on Oct. 29…ranked fourth in the MIAA in punting average. Personal: Majoring in criminal justice with a minor in business…son of Richard and Lori Salliotte...born in Wyandotte, Michigan on July 11, 1990...attended Woodhaven High School...helped his team win three district championships...part of a team that posted a 20-1 overall record in 2006 in soccer...named All-League and All-District in football and soccer...favorite sports teams are the Detroit Red Wings and Manchester United...favorite athletes are Darren Helm and Adrian Peterson...favorite TV show is Family Guy...favorite movie is Transformers... favorite music artists are Shinedown and Boston. 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com LETTERWINNER BIOS Derek Shell Brad Smith Tight End Senior - 6-1, 255 Manitou Beach, Mich. Onsted H.S. 2011 (Jr.): Played in all 10 games for the Bulldogs at tight end...named Second Team All-MIAA…named to the MIAA All-Academic List…one of the best blocking players on the team…also one of the strongest players on the team…made one tackle against Concordia-Chicago on Sept. 24. 2010 (So.): Played in all 10 games and made eight starts as a fullback...named to the MIAA All-Academic list... carried the ball four times for 12 yards with most of that coming at UW-Whitewater on Sept. 4...caught six passes for 48 yards...had one catch for 17 yards at Olivet on Oct. 9...helped pave the way for third-best rushing attack in the MIAA (144.30 ypg). 2009 (Fr.): Played in eight games as a freshman at fullback...named MIAA All-Academic...caught three passes for 22 yards...had two grabs for 14 yards at Kalamazoo... had one kick return for 14 yards against Albion. Personal: Majoring in math education with a minor in economics...son of William Shell and Kathy Albright...born in Adrian, Michigan on July 20, 1990...native of Manitou Beach and attended Onsted High School...won two LCAA league titles with the Wildcats in 2006 and 2008...team went 29-5 during his varsity career...named All-LCAA for three years...named All-Area at defensive end as a junior and senior...named All-County and Defensive Player of the Year as a senior...named All-State as a senior... named Academic All-State as a senior...salutatorian of his high school...involved with Key Club, Student Council and National Honor Society...favorite sports teams are the Detroit Lions and Michigan State Spartans...favorite athletes are Antonio Gates and Brennan Boesch...favorite TV shows are How I Met Your Mother, Family Guy and The League...favorite movies are Dodgeball, 300 and Anchorman…favorite musical group is the Zak Brown Band. Offensive Guard Senior - 6-3, 265 Sand Creek, Mich. Sand Creek H.S. 2011 (Jr.): Played in all 10 games for the Bulldogs at offensive guard...was a part of an offensive line that led the offense to the best scoring offense in the MIAA with 32.5 points per game and a conferenceleading 43 offensive touchdowns…helped Adrian to the top offensive unit in the MIAA averaging 393.8 yards per game…named to the MIAA All-Academic List. 2010 (So.): Played in seven games and made two starts at offensive guard...earned his first varsity letter...started against Augustana on Sept. 18 and Trine on Oct. 2...missed the final three games of the season due to injury. Personal: Majoring in athletic training...son of Claude and Leslie Smith...born in Tecumseh, Michigan on April 23, 1991...prepped at Sand Creek High School under coach Ernie Ayers...earned letters in football and track...named All-Conference in 2007 and 2008 for football...named AllState in track in 2008 for discus and shot put…was state runner-up in shot put in 2009…graduated top 10 in his class and voted top 10 student-athletes in Lenawee County as a senior…favorite sports teams are the Detroit Lions and Detroit Red Wings...favorite athletes are LaMarr Woodley and Calvin Johnson...favorite TV shows are Family Guy, Burn Notice and Suits...favorite movies are The Patriot, 300 and Blow...favorite musical groups are Kid Cudi, Jason Aldean and AC/DC. Nathan Smith Safety Junior - 5-11, 170 Hudson, Mich. Hudson H.S. 2011 (So.): Played in two games for the Bulldogs on special teams and at safety...returned two punts on the season for a total of 21 yards… recorded two tackles at Husson on Sept. 2 with a pass deflection. Personal: Majoring in accounting…son of Matt and Sue Smith…born in Adrian, Michigan on July 3, 1992…prepped at Hudson High School under coach Chris Luma… named First Team All-State by the Detroit Free Press in 2009…named First Team All-District in baseball in 2010… 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 29 LETTERWINNER BIOS graduated fourth in his class…member of state runnerup football team in 2009…favorite sports teams are the Michigan Wolverines and Detroit Tigers…favorite athletes are Ray Lewis and Miguel Cabrera…favorite TV shows are Family Guy, The Office and SportsCenter…favorite movies are The Hangover and Remember the Titans…favorite musicians are Justin Moore and Timeflies Tuesday. Aaron Tenney Quarterback Sophomore - 6-0, 208 Gibraltar, Mich. Carlson H.S. 2011 (Fr.): Served as the backup quarterback for the Bulldogs, playing in seven games...on the season went 18-of-30 passing for 261 yards and two touchdowns...had his biggest game against Albion on Oct. 29 when he went 10-of-14 for 100 yards and ran the ball four times for 24 yards…had a 141.75 passer rating on the season…threw both touchdowns with a season-long 56-yard strike for a score at Husson on Sept. 2…completed 3-of-7 passes for 52 yards at Hope on Nov. 5. Personal: Majoring in criminal justice with a minor in exercise science...son of Robert Tenney and Kim Kelly... born in Trenton, Michigan on January 18, 1993...attended Gibraltar Carlson High School...named 2011 All-League performer in football…earned All-District in baseball... First Team All-Region Monroe County for wrestling...named a 2011 state qualifier in wrestling...set school record for career passing yards…favorite sport teams are the Florida Gators and Detroit Tigers...favorite athletes are Tim Tebow and Matthew Stafford...favorite TV show is Tosh.O...favorite movie is Step Brothers...favorite musicians are Wiz Khalifa and Kenny Chesney...favorite food is chicken alfredo. D’ante Thompson Wide Receiver Senior - 5-10, 168 Detroit, Mich. Henry Ford H.S. 2011 (Jr.): Played in four games for the Bulldogs before missing the season’s final six contests...finished the season with four catches for 77 yards and a touchdown...scored his touchdown in week one at Husson University on an 11-yard score…hauled in two passes for 53 yards at Defiance on Sept. 10. 2010 (So.): Played in eight games and made one start at Olivet on Oct. 9...caught 18 passes for 244 yards and two touchdowns...had a season-high five catches for 34 yards and a score at DePauw on Oct. 16...had two catches for 53 yards and a touchdown against Hope on Nov. 6...had a season-high 58 receiving yards on four grabs at Alma on Nov. 13. 2009 (Fr.): Played in six games as a freshman...caught three passes for 54 yards with one touchdown...caught a 19-yard touchdown at Defiance in first game as a collegiate player...caught a pass for 19 yards at Kalamazoo. Personal: Majoring in education with a minor in health... son of Sandra Thompson...born in Detroit, Michigan on April 2, 1991...native of Detroit and attended Henry Ford High School...earned All-Detroit First Team honors as a senior...team went 7-3 and won district championship in 2008...favorite sports teams are the Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers and Boston Celtics...favorite athlete is Albert Pujols and Paul Pierce...favorite TV shows are Prison Break, Breaking Bad and Martin...favorite movies are Law Abiding Citizen, Limitless and Inside Man. Eric Tyahla Linebacker Senior - 5-11, 187 South Lyon, Mich. South Lyon H.S. 2011 (Jr.): Played in all 10 games for the Bulldogs while earning his second varsity letter...recorded a tackle against Olivet on Oct. 8… named to the MIAA All-Academic List. 2010 (So.): Played in four games while earning first varsity letter. 30 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com LETTERWINNER BIOS Personal: Majoring in education with a minor in English... son of Mark and Marcia Tyahla...born in Southfield, Michigan on January 29, 1991...prepped at South Lyon High School under coach Mark Thomas...earned two varsity letters in football...named to the KVC All-Academic Team…named Honorable Mention All-Conference in 2008...favorite sports team is the Cincinnati Bengals...favorite athletes are Charles Woodson and Leon Hall...favorite TV station is the NFL Network...favorite movies are Friday Night Lights and The Fighter…favorite musician is Johnny Cash. RESULTS Record • 8-2 Overall • 4-2 MIAA (3rd) Date Opp. Score Loc. Sep. 2 at Husson W 77-7 Bangor, Maine Sep. 10 at Defiance W 27-6 Defiance, Ohio Sep. 17 at Augustana W 17-14 Rock Island, Ill. Sept. 24 CONCORDIA (IL) W 19-17 Adrian, Mich. Oct. 1 at Trine W 26-7 Angola, Ind. Oct. 8 OLIVET W 56-18 Adrian, Mich. Oct. 22 at Kalamazoo W 52-21 Kalamazoo, Mich. Oct. 29 ALBION L 14-28 Adrian, Mich. Nov. 5 at Hope L 21-24 (OT) Holland, Mich. Nov. 12 ALMA W 16-0 Adrian, Mich. Att. 800 1,180 953 4,200 5,608 3,205 1,371 2,640 3,050 2,100 Individual Honors MIAA Football Players of the Week Date Sep. 2 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 22 Oct. 22 Opponent Husson Concordia Trine Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Player Brandon Miller Danny Cobb Bryan Garbarino Justin Hemm Logan Mitseff Team Offense Special Teams Defense Offense Special Teams MIAA All-Academic Ben Victor Linebacker Junior - 5-11, 188 Kettering, Ohio Fairmont H.S. 2011 (So.): Played in nine games for the Bulldogs totaling 17 tackles on the season...had a season-high in tackles with five and one for a loss during week one against Husson University on Sept. 2… recorded three stops at Hope on Nov. 5. Personal: Majoring in business administration with a minor in finance…son of Gary and Becky Victor…born in Kettering, Ohio on January 15, 1992…prepped at Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio under coach Brian Blevins… earned four letters on the gridiron…named Second Team All-GWOC conference in 2010…member of the honor roll… involved in Habitat for Humanity…favorite sports teams are the Indianapolis Colts, Michigan Wolverines and Detroit Red Wings…favorite athlete is Barry Sanders…favorite TV show is Workaholics…favorite movie is Old School… favorite musician is Wiz Khalifa. Greg Brannan • Fullback • Gibraltar, Mich. Chris Cook • Defensive Back • Hartford, Mich. Bob Eadie • Offensive Line • Michigan Center, Mich. Chris Janes • Defensive Line • Howell, Mich. Alex Krajniak • Running Back • White Pigeon, Mich. Steve Mauk • Defensive Line • China, Mich. Nick Mighion • Offensive Line • Sterling Heights, Mich. Nick Ross • Offensive Line • Manchester, Mich. Derek Shell • Fullback • Manitou Beach, Mich. Brad Smith • Offensive Line • Sand Creek, Mich. Eric Tyahla • Defensive Back • South Lyon, Mich. CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District 6 Nick Ross • Offensive Line • Manchester, Mich. Steve Mauk • Defensive Line • China, Mich. CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American Team Steve Mauk - First Team (first Bulldog since 1996 - Todd Alcock) MIAA All-Conference First Team WR - Justin Hemm, JR, Piqua, Ohio H.S. OL - Nick Ross, SR, Manchester H.S. DL - Steve Mauk, SR, St. Clair H.S. LB - Darren Walter, SR, Muskegon Orchard View H.S. DB - Bryan Garbarino, SR, Utica H.S. Second Team WR - Isiah Cross, SR, Flowery Branch, Ga. H.S. TE - Derek Shell, JR, Onsted H.S. OL - Spencer Whittington, SR, Lawrence H.S. DB - Keman Jacobs, SR, Hahnville, La. H.S. (Bold Italics is a returning player) 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 31 2011 STATISTICS 32 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 2011 STATISTICS 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 33 2011 STATISTICS 2011 Adrian College Football Adrian College Overall Individual Statistics (FINAL STATS) All games Scoring td fg Logan Mitseff Damon Brown Ce'Juwon McFerrin Justin Hemm Danny Cobb Isiah Cross Mitch Gabriele Shuan Hladki Brandon Miller Alex Krajniak D'ante Thompson Joe Makowski Bryan Garbarino Keman Jacobs Hunter Juntunen Total Opponents - 9-18 8 7 7 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 43 9-18 19 4-9 Field Goals fg Logan Mitseff FG Sequence Husson University Defiance Augustana Concordia Chicago Trine University Olivet College Kalamazoo College Albion College Hope College Alma College kick 38-41 38-41 14-16 PAT rush rcv pass dxp saf pts 1-1 - - - - - 1 - - - 1-2 - - - - - - 1 1-2 - 0-2 - pct. 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 9-18 50.0 0-1 Adrian College 42 35,27 19,(45) (32),22,29,(37) 22,(27),(47) 44 (23) 31 (41),(22),(20) 4-8 2-4 3-5 Opponents 0-0 34 (25) 43 39,34 (32),(20),32,(20) - - 65 - 48 - 42 - 42 - 24 - 20 - 18 - 18 - 12 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 325 - 142 lg blk 47 1 Total Offense g plays rush pass total avg/g Brandon Miller Danny Cobb Damon Brown Aaron Tenney Daevon Robinson Jeremy Southworth Alex Krajniak Ce'Juwon McFerrin Justin Hemm TEAM Total Opponents 10 10 10 7 5 5 4 7 10 9 10 10 Punting no. yds avg lg tb fc i20 50+ blk Kickoffs no. yds avg tb ob retn net ydln Dustin Salliotte Total Opponents Logan Mitseff Jesse Sexton Total Opponents 261 -64 1955 1891 189.1 116 628 0 628 62.8 141 591 0 591 59.1 39 20 261 281 40.1 37 207 0 207 41.4 33 148 0 148 29.6 18 108 0 108 27.0 27 107 0 107 15.3 5 -6 0 -6 -0.6 9 -17 0 -17 -1.9 689 1722 2216 3938 393.8 659 1249 1382 2631 263.1 42 1489 35.5 53 2 14 13 3 0 42 1489 35.5 53 2 14 13 3 0 67 2309 34.5 57 6 19 12 5 1 59 3505 1 56 60 3561 32 1764 59.4 56.0 59.3 55.1 5 0 5 2 1 0 1 18.9 41.3 1 19.3 36.4 28 33 Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made. 34 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 2011 STATISTICS 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 35 MIAA CONFERENCE 2011 MIAA Final Football Standings MIAA Overall W L PCT. PF PA Albion 6 0 1.000 196 90 Hope 5 1 .833 142 94 Adrian 4 2 .667 185 98 Trine 3 3 .500 147 122 Kalamazoo 1 5 .167 124 182 Alma 1 5 .167 88 144 Olivet 1 5 .167 59 211 Thursday, August 30 Manchester, Ind. at Trine, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 1 Carthage, Wis. at Adrian, 1:00 p.m. Heidelberg, Ohio at Alma, 1:00 p.m. Albion at Defiance, Ohio, 1:30 p.m. North Park, Ill. at Hope, 1:30 p.m. Olivet at Robert Morris, Ill., 2:00 p.m. Kalamazoo at Rose-Hulman, Ind., 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 8 Trine at Elmhurst, Ill., 1:00 p.m. Wheaton, Ill. at Albion, 1:00 p.m. Manchester, Ind. at Kalamazoo, 1:00 p.m. Olivet at Wisconsin-Lutheran, 2:00 p.m. Alma at Illinois Wesleyan, 2:00 p.m. Hope at Millikin, Ill., 2:00 p.m. Defiance, Ohio at Adrian, 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 15 MIAA/NAC Challenge Olivet at Rockford, Ill., 2:00 p.m. Hope at Concordia, Ill., 2:00 p.m. Alma at Aurora, Ill., 2:00 p.m. Adrian at Wisconsin-Lutheran, 2:00 p.m. Trine at Concordia, Wis., 2:00 p.m. Kalamazoo at Lakeland, Wis., 2:00 p.m. Albion at Benedictine, Ill., 8:00 p.m. Saturday, September 22 North Park, Ill. at Olivet, 1:00 p.m. Illinois Wesleyan at Hope, 1:00 p.m. Wis.-Oshkosh at Alma, 1:00 p.m. Taylor, Ind. at Trine, 1:00 p.m. Central, Iowa at Albion, 1:00 p.m. Kalamazoo at Centre, Ky., 1:30 p.m. Saturday, September 29 Trine at Kalamazoo, 1:00 p.m. Alma at Olivet, 2:00 p.m. Hope at Adrian, 5:00 p.m. (HC) 36 W L PCT. PF PA 6 5 .545 253 255 7 3 .700 213 184 8 2 .800 325 142 7 3 .700 274 196 4 6 .400 281 263 2 8 .200 204 261 1 9 .100 137 446 Saturday, October 6 Olivet at Hope, 1:00 p.m. Albion at Trine, 1:00 p.m. Adrian at Alma, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 13 Kalamazoo at Albion, 1:00 p.m. Alma at Hope, 2:00 p.m. Trine at Adrian, 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 20 Adrian at Olivet, 1:00 p.m. Albion at Alma, 1:00 p.m. Hope at Kalamazoo, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 27 Albion at Olivet, 1:00 p.m. Trine at Hope, 1:00 p.m. Kalamazoo at Adrian, 6:00 p.m. Saturday, November 3 Olivet at Trine, 1:00 p.m. Adrian at Albion, 1:00 p.m. Kalamazoo at Alma, 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 10 Olivet at Kalamazoo, 1:00 p.m. Alma at Trine, 1:00 p.m. Hope at Albion, 1:00 p.m. Adrian at Huntingdon, Ala., 2:00 p.m. All Times are Eastern Conference Champions since 1970 1970 - Adrian, Alma (4-1) 1971 - Adrian, Alma (4-1) 1972 - Adrian, Alma (4-1) 1973 - Hope (5-0) 1974 - Olivet (5-0) 1975 - Hope (4-0-1) 1976 - Albion (5-0) 1977 - Albion (5-0) 1978 - Hope (5-0) 1979 - Hope (4-0-1) 1980 - Adrian (5-0) 1981 - Hope (5-0) 1982 - Hope (5-0) 1983 - Adrian (5-0) 1984 - Hope (5-0) 1985 - Albion (4-0-1) 1986 - Hope (4-0-1) 1987 - Hope (5-0) 1988 - Adrian, Alma (4-1) 1989 - Adrian, Albion (4-1) 1990 - Albion (4-0-1) 1991 - Albion (5-0) 1992 - Albion (5-0) 1993 - Albion (5-0) 1994 - Albion (5-0) 1995 - Albion (5-0) 1996 - Albion (5-0) 1997 - Adrian, Hope (4-1) 1998 - Albion (6-0) 1999 - Albion, Alma, Hope (5-1) 2000 - Hope (5-0) 2001 - Albion (5-0) 2002 - Alma (6-0) 2003 - Hope (5-1) 2004 - Alma (6-1) 2005 - Albion (6-1) 2006 - Hope (7-0) 2007 - Hope, Olivet (6-1) 2008 - Trine (6-0) 2009 - Trine (6-0) 2010 - Trine (6-0) 2011 - Albion (6-0) 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 2011 GAME RECAPS GAME #1 Adrian at Husson Sep. 2 • Bangor, Maine Winkin Stadium • Att: 800 GAME #2 Adrian at Defiance Sep. 10 • Defiance, Ohio Coressel Stadium • Att: 1,180 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 37 2011 GAME RECAPS GAME #3 38 Adrian at Augustana Sep. 17 • Rock Island, Ill. Ericson Field • Att: 953 GAME #4 Concordia-Chicago at Adrian (HC) Sep. 24 • Adrian, Mich. Performance Stadium • Att: 4,200 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 2011 GAME RECAPS GAME #5 Adrian at Trine Oct. 1 • Angola, Ind. Fred Zollner Stadium • Att: 5,608 GAME #6 Olivet at Adrian Oct. 8 • Adrian, Mich. Performance Stadium • Att: 3,205 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 39 2011 GAME RECAPS GAME #7 40 Adrian at Kalamazoo Oct. 22 • Kalamazoo, Mich. Waldo Stadium • Att: 1,371 GAME #8 Albion at Adrian Oct. 29 • Adrian, Mich. Performance Stadium • Att: 2,640 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 2011 GAME RECAPS GAME #9 Adrian at Hope Nov. 5 • Holland, Mich. Holland Municipal Stadium • Att: 3,050 GAME #10 Alma at Adrian Nov. 12 • Adrian, Mich. Performance Stadium • Att: 2,100 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 41 TRIP TO ITALY The Adrian College football program has the opportunity to travel overseas every four years, so that every recruiting class can experience a different culture. This spring, the Bulldog football team made the journey across the Atlantic Ocean and visited Italy again. The team also made the voyage to Italy in 2008 and this time enjoyed the experience even more. The purpose of the trip was not all about fun as the program also got the chance to put on the pads and play against Brigante Napoli as part of the Global Football organized cultural and sporting visit. The team got down to business at the beginning of the trip as they defeated Brigante Napoli 64-0. The game was played against the Italian Second Division squad at Collana Stadium near Vomero. A few highlights from the game included three first-half touchdowns for the Bulldogs. Alex Krajniak scored on a 24-yard run and Aaron Tenney found Jack Carter for the two-point conversion to give Adrian a 8-0 lead. Kyle Smock added a six-yard run into the end zone and Ben Klaver kicked the extra point. Klaver ended the game going 8-for8 on extra point attempts. Forum. Then it was on to Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica before attending an awards dinner on their last night. Adrian led 22-0 at the end of the first quarter and added on in the second as Sid Coleman had a fantastic 62-yard punt return for a touchdown and Mitch Osadchuk returned an interception 46 yards for a score. Smock ended the half with a 62-yard touchdown scamper as Adrian led 43-0 at the break. In the second half, Krajniak scored his second rushing touchdown from 18 yards out and later notched his third score from six yards. Derek Shell also had a five-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Adrian's defense finished the game with two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and allowed just one first down to Brigante Napoli. Head Coach Jim Deere and his coaching staff were very impressed with the way the team showed focus after a long trip getting to Italy. "We really enjoyed the game against Brigante Napoli and they were very gracious hosts," said Deere. "It was a great experience to play and show others the great game of football. The opponent was just learning the game really and we had the chance to share information which should benefit them in the future." "It was a great experience for our young men as we traveled to Venice, Florence, Naples and Rome," said Deere. The team toured Venice prior to the game on the main island which was highlighted by an incredible glass blowing demonstration and the famed San Marcos square. The team then took a bus to Florence where sightseeing and shopping were the main focal points. The team then made it to Naples for the game and the night before there was a dinner with both teams present. The teams exchanged stories and jerseys as a celebration of unity. From Naples it was on to Rome for the last three days of the journey. The team visited the beach during their stay and had amazing food every night. "I can't thank everyone enough for an amazing trip," said Deere. "The trip was a first-class experience and our guys will remember this for the rest of their lives. Adrian College is a great place to grow and our players really bonded during this adventure." The sightseeing portion of the trip led the Bulldogs to ancient Rome, taking in the Coliseum and Roman 42 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com INSIDE BACK COVER Our Success Stories 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com 43 BACK COVER 44 2012 Adrian College Football - adrianbulldogs.com