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2013 DELAWARE FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE The 2013 University of Delaware Football Media Guide is a publication of the University of Delaware Athletics Media Relations Office. The guide has consistently been one of the highest rated publications throughout the country in NCAA I-AA/FCS football by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The guide has won the following awards: 2009: 4th in the Nation; 2008: Best in the Nation; 2006: 5th in the Nation; 2005: Best Cover in the Nation; 2004: 4th in the Nation; 2002: 3rd in the Nation; 1997: “Best in the Nation”; 1996: 6th in the Nation; 1995: 4th in the Nation; 1994: 7th in the Nation; 1993: 2nd in the Nation; 1992: 2nd in the Nation; 1991: 2nd in the Naton; 1990: “Best in the Nation”; 1989: 3rd in the Nation; “Best in the District”; 1988: “Best in the District”; 1987: 3rd in the Nation; 1986: 3rd in the Nation; 1981: “Best in the Nation”; 1980: “Best in the District”; 1979: “Honorable Mention”; 1978: 2nd in the Nation; 1977: “Best in the Nation”; 1976: 3rd in the Nation

Guide Editors: Kevin Tritt & Scott Selheimer Cover Design: Kevin Tritt Contributors: Elbert Chance, Harold Heitmann Photos: Majority of photos by Mark Campbell. Additional photos by Kathy F. Atkinson of University of Delaware Photo Services, Kevin Tucker, Jon Cox, Eric Crossan, Dan Cook, Scott McAllister, Dave Yoblick, Tom Mairs, Bob Burleigh, Allen Jennings, Ed Davis, Keith W. Heckert, and Bill Wood. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER – The University of Delaware is committed to assuring equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, age, or disability in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Executive Orders 11246 and 11375 and other applicable statutes. Inquiries concerning Title IX, Section 503 and 504 compliance, Executive Order 11246 and information regarding campus accessibility and Title VI should be referred to the Affirmative Action Director, 305 Hullihen Hall, 302-831-2835, 302-831-4552 (TDD).

About the covers Front Cover: Blue Hen senior standouts Zach Kerr, Travis Hawkins, Bobby Kennedy and Andrew Pierce will lead Delaware in 2013 during head coach Dave Brock’s first season.

Back Cover: The Blue Hens will play seven games in Delaware Stadium during the 2013 campaign, including the season opener against Jacksonville (Fla.) on August 29.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS 2013 Blue Hen Football Quick Facts.............................................. 7-9 Schedule................................7 / Back Cover Travel Plans................................................ 8 Rosters................................................ 10-11 Depth Chart.............................................. 12 NCAA Division I FCS Football..................... 77 Meet the Blue Hens Head Coach Dave Brock....................... 13-15 Assistant Coaches................................. 16-22 Football Operations Staff.......................... 22 Personal Development Staff...................... 23 Sports Medicine Staff................................ 23 Athletic Training Staff........................... 23-24 Strength & Conditioning Staff.................... 24 Player Profiles..................................... 25-63 Opponents Jacksonville / Delaware State................... 64 Navy / Wagner........................................ 65 James Madison / Maine............................ 66 Maine / Rhode Island............................... 67 Towson / William & Mary.......................... 68 Richmond / Villanova............................... 69 Series Records vs. 2013 Opponents........... 70 All-Time Series Records............................. 71 2012 in Review CAA Stats/Results................................ 75-76 NCAA FCS Playoff Results.......................... 77 NCAA FCS Final Polls................................. 77 Lambert Cup/ECAC Results........................ 78 Game Summaries................................ 79-84 Spring Game Summary............................. 84 Final Statistics...................................... 85-90 Individual Honors..................................... 91 History CAA Champions........................................ 74 NCAA FCS Champions/Polls....................... 77 Lambert Cup/ECAC Awards........................ 78 Delaware Football.............................. 99-115 Helmet Design........................................ 102 Delaware in the Final Rankings............... 103 Delaware Stadium........................... 118-120 Attendance...................................... 119-120 Homecoming.......................................... 120 All-Americans/Honors...................... 121-125 All-Time Head Coaches............................ 126

Year by Year Leaders....................... 144-147 Year by Year Results........................ 148-157 Success After Football............................. 158 Football Alumni/Pros.............................. 159 Joe Flacco.............................................. 160 Letterwinners.................................. 161-169 Records Delaware Stadium.................................. 119 Attendance Records......................... 119-120 Coaching................................................ 126 Team............................................... 130-131 Individual........................................ 132-143 Colonial Athletic Association History..................................................... 73 Staff Directory.......................................... 73 2013 Composite Schedule......................... 75 CAA History Past Champions........................................ 74 2012 Standings........................................ 74 2012 All-Conference Teams....................... 74 2012 Statistics..................................... 75-76 Media General Information................................... 2 Directors to Delaware Stadium.................... 2 Delaware Football Media Outlets................. 3 Area Hotels/Restaurants............................. 3 Blue Hen Radio Network............................. 4 CAA Staff Directory................................... 73 The University President Dr. Patrick T. Harker.................... 5 Director of Athletics Eric Ziady..................... 5 University History..................................... 93 Blue Hen/YoUDee History......................... 93 Administration.......................................... 96 Athletics Staff Directory............................ 97 Delaware Stadium........................... 118-120 Schedules 2013 Season..........................7 / Back Cover CAA Composite......................................... 75 NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs..................... 75 Opponent Composite Chart...................... 170

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To The Media

This brochure is intended to provide you with information in covering the University of Delaware football team during the 2013 season. Throughout the season, news releases will be posted on the University of Delaware athletics website [www.bluehens.com] to keep you further in touch with the team and its progress. Any additional information (i.e., feature information, photographs, etc.) will be made available upon request. PHOTOGRAPHS Head shots and action photographs of most members of the 2013 Delaware football team are available in jpg or tiff format and can be emailed or made available on CD. Please contact the Athletics Media Relations Office for details. REQUEST FOR CREDENTIALS / MEDIA WILL CALL

The Bob Kelley Memorial Press Box is located atop the West Stands and is intended for credentialed working press. A second booth is situated atop the East Stands and it is intended for Delaware student television, Delaware student radio station WVUD, television cameras, and visiting team coaches. Seats will be provided in the press box if available for professional scouts.

Delaware will again host a weekly football press conference at 12 noon each Monday during the season. Present at each press conference will be head coach Dave Brock and at least one member of the team. For non-conference games, a speaker-phone press conference will also be arranged with the head coach of the coming week’s opponent if available. The first press conference is slated for Monday, August 26 and will continue each Monday (except for September 2, Labor Day - press conference will be held September 3) throughout the season in the VIP lounge located on the concourse level of the Bob Carpenter Center. The press conference is free and open to all media. If you are not a regular attendee of the press conference, please let Assistant Athletic Director, Media Relations Scott Selheimer know a day in advance that you will be attending.

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE OFFICE OF ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS Mailing Address: Athletics Media Relations Office • University of Delaware • Room 262 Bob Carpenter Center • 631 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716 Office Phone: 302-831-2186 Office Fax: 302-831-7206 Selheimer Home Phone: 302-368-8639 Selheimer Cell Phone: 302-562-5129 Selheimer’s Email: selheime@udel.edu Athletics Website: www.bluehens.com

Maggie Hayon

The Colonial Athletic Association will initiate a weekly press conference throughout the season involving the head coaches of each of the 12 member schools. The telephone conference will start at 10 a.m. each Monday throughout the season beginning August 26. Contact the CAA office for access numbers and specific schedule of coaches. RADIO BOOTHS

DELAWARE WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE

Kevin Tritt

Colonial Athletic Association releases will be available no later than Monday morning throughout the season on the CAA website at www.caasports.com. The Colonial Athletic Association is located at 8625 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23229. You can reach the office by phone (804-754-1616), fax (804-754-1830) or email. The Colonial Athletic Association football contact is Zach Burrus [zburrus@caasports.com]. COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE

TUBBY RAYMOND FIELD AT DELAWARE STADIUM PRESS BOX

Assistant AD/SID Assistant SID Assistant SID (Football Contact) ktritt@udel.edu mhayon@udel.edu selheime@udel.edu

Delaware Stadium is easily accessible from all directions. Take I-95 North or South to the University of Delaware/Newark Exit 1B. Proceed on Route 896 North (South College Avenue). Approximately 1 mile on the right is the University of Delaware’s David M. Nelson Athletic Complex. The 22,000seat Delaware Stadium is located between the Delaware Field House and the 5,000-seat Bob Carpenter Center. Media parking will be located in the Chrysler lot (across South College Avenue from the Delaware Field House) during the 2013 season. Shuttle service is available from the Chrysler lot to Delaware Stadium.

COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION INFORMATION

Requests for press/photo/parking passes should be made to Scott Selheimer, Assistant Athletic Director, Media Relations, Bob Carpenter Center, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716. Contact the Athletics Media Relations Office at least one week prior to the game to make arrangements. Should you need to pick up your game credentials the day of the game, the Media Will Call Window is located to the right of the Main Gate (West Side) to Delaware Stadium.

Scott Selheimer

DIRECTIONS TO DELAWARE STADIUM

Jessica Calderone Linda Brock

Sports Information Assistant jesscald@udel.edu

Media Relations Senior Secretary lindamac@udel.edu

Two sections of the West press box and two sections of the East press box have been designed for radio and television broadcasting. One West press box booth will be used by WDSD 94.7 FM, the radio flagship station of Blue Hen football. The other is reserved for, in order, 1) home or visiting television; 2) visiting commercial radio; and 3) visiting student radio. Two standard telephone lines and one ISDN line are available free of charge. All calls must either be collect or by credit card. One booth in the East Press Box is reserved for WVUD-FM 91.3, the University student radio station, and one is reserved for University of Delaware Student Television. For additional phone lines, please contact Scott Selheimer at least one month prior to the game. PHOTOGRAPHY/CAMERAS Photography/Camera passes entitle holders to the use of a booth in the East press box (limited space on first-come, first-served basis) as well as on either sideline. Electrical outlets are available for videotape in the East press box. Photographers/Cameras are limited to access beyond each 25-yard line and behind the end zones. Sideline passes are limited with first preference going to working media. All photographers must display their photo/media pass at all times while on the sidelines. An athletics media relations/press box liaison will be located on the home sideline to assist you. POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE/WORK AREA Working media members will be provided with game notes, programs, flip cards, and notified of other developments of interest during the game. Halftime and final complete statistics are also available as is a play-by-play account of the game. There are two phone lines available for media use in the press box. Delaware head coach Dave Brock holds a press conference in the Bob Carpenter Center Auditorium (located off BCC Lobby) approximately 30 minutes after the game, following the visiting team’s press conference in the same room. Selected players will be brought to the post-game press conference. There is no media access to Delaware’s lockerroom both home and on the road during the regular season. Members of the media may file their stories from Room 103 of the Bob Carpenter Center. Ample phones and phone lines are available. Wireness internet is available in the Delaware Stadium main press box as well as in the Bob Carpenter Center. Contact Scott Selheimer for access codes. MEDIA INTERVIEWS DURING THE WEEK Requests to interview players or coaches during the week should be made at least one day in advance so that academic or athletic schedules are not disrupted. The best interview times during the week are generally between 2-3 p.m. each practice day. In most cases, team members and coaches will also be available after practice for interviews if requested.

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Blue Hen Football NEWSPAPERS WILMINGTON NEWS JOURNAL (Daily) P.O. Box 15505, Wilmington, Del. 19850 Phone: 302-324-2929/2807/2805 Fax: 302-324-2298 Website: www.delawareonline.com/sports Jason Levine - Sports Editor (jlevine@delawareonline.com) Kevin Tresolini - Beat Writer (ktresolini@comcast.net) Martin Frank - Columnist (mfrank@delawareonline.com) DELAWARE STATE NEWS (Daily) Box 737, Dover, Del. 19901 Phone: 302-674-3605/741-8227 Fax: 302-674-4752 Website: www2.newszap.com/delaware/region Andy Walter - Sports Editor/Beat (walter@newszap.com) DELAWARE REVIEW (Student Weekly) University of Delaware, Perkins SC, Newark, Del. 19716 Phone: 302-831-2771 Fax: 302-831-1396 Website: www.udreview.com NEWARK POST (Weekly) 168 East Elkton Road, Suite 206, Newark, Del. 19711 Phone: 302-737-0905 Fax: 302-737-9019 Website: www.newarkpostonline.com/sports Jon Buzby - Beat (jbuzby@udel.edu) CECIL WHIG (Mon.-Fri.) 601 Bridge Street, Elkton, Md. 21921 Phone: 410-398-3311 Fax: 410-398-4044 Website: www.cecilwhig.com John Davis - Sports Editor (jdavis@chespub.com) PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS (Mon.-Sat.) 400 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19101 Phone: 215-854-5700 Fax: 302-854-5524 Website: www.philly.com/dailynews Mike Kern - Reporter (kernm@phillynews.com) PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER (Daily) 400 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19101 Phone: 215-854-4550 Fax: 215-854-4564 Website: www.philly.com/inquirer Joe Juliano - Reporter (jjuliano@phillynews.com)

WIRE SERVICES ASSOCIATED PRESS (Baltimore) 222 St. Paul Place, Suite 400, Baltimore, Md. 21202 Phone: 800-284-3524 Fax: 410-727-1550 Website: www.ap.org Dave Ginsberg - Editor (balepr@ap.org) THE SPORTS NETWORK 2200 Byberry Road, Suite 200, Hatboro, Pa. 19040 Phone: 800-227-7249 Fax: 800-227-0803 Website: www.sportsnetwork.com Craig Haley - FCS Director (chaley@sportsnetwork.com)

Media Outlets SPORTSTICKER Harborside Financial Ctr., 600 Plaza 2, Jersey City, N.J. 07311 Phone: 800-367-8935 Fax: 800-336-0803 Website: www.pa-sportsticker.com

RADIO WDSD-FM (94.7 FM) (Delaware Flagship Station) WILM (1450 AM) 920 West Basin Road, Suite 400, New Castle, Del. 19720 Phone: 302-395-9800 / 395-9853 Fax: 302-395-9809 Website: www.wdsd.com Scott Klatzkin - Play by Play (scottklatzkin@clearchannel.com) Matt Janus - Color (mjanus@bluerocks.com) WVUD (91.3 FM) (UD Student Radio) Student Center, University of Delaware, Newark, Del. 19716 Phone: 302-831-2702 Fax: 302-831-1396 Website: www.wvud.org TBA - Sports Director WDEL (1150 AM), WSTW (93.7 FM) 2727 Shipley Road, Wilmington, Del. 19803 Phone: 302-478-2700 Fax: 302-479-1532 Website: www.wdel.com Don Voltz (dvoltz@dbcmedia.com), Sean Greene KYW Radio (1060 AM) Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 Phone: 215-238-4991 Website: www.kyw1060.com Matt Leon - Sports (mleon7@comcast.net)

SUGGESTED AREA HOTELS/RESTAURANTS HOTELS Courtyard by Marriott at the University of Delaware (North campus); 400 David Hollowell Drive, Newark (302-7370900) Comfort Suites 1750 Elkton Road, Elkton, Md. (443-350-9154) Embassy Suites Newark - Wilmington South 654 South College Avenue, Newark (302-368-8000) Sheraton Wilmington South 365 Airport Road, New Castle (302-328-6200) La Quinta Inn & Suites 304 Belle Hill Road, Elkton, Md. (410-620-9494)

RESTAURANTS Applebee’s - 630 Suburban Drive, Newark (302-738-7230) Buffalo Wild Wings - 1887 Pulaski Highway, Newark (302832-3900); 100 Elkton Road, Newark (302-731-3145) Caffé Gelato - 90 East Main Street, Newark (302-738-5811) Chick-fil-A - 1101 Quintilo Drive, Bear (302-834-4816) Claymont Steak Shop - 57 Elkton Road, Newark (302-4539500)

TELEVISION

Dunkin’ Donuts - 51 East Main Street, Newark (302-738-6732); 1002 South College Avenue, Newark (302-369-6447)

COMCAST SPORTSNET (Philadelphia) 1 CoreStates Complex, Philadelphia, Pa. 19148 Phone: 215-952-5958 Fax: 215-952-5953 Website: www.csnphilly.com

Grotto Pizza - 45 East Main Street, Newark (302-369-0600); 280 College Square, Newark (302-369-2200)

WHYY-TV CHANNEL 12 (PBS) 625 Orange Street, Wilmington, Del. 19801 Phone: 302-888-1200 Fax: 302-575-0346 Website: www.whyy.org John Mussoni UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE STUDENT TELEVISION Student Center, University of Delaware, Newark, Del. 19716 Phone: 302-831-3094 KYW-TV 3 (CBS) 101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 Phone: 215-238-4646 Fax: 215-238-4783 Beasley Reece WPVI-TV 6 (ABC) 4100 City Line Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19131 Phone: 215-878-9708 / 302-429-6666 (Del.) Fax: 581-4530 Jeff Skversky, Keith Russell

Hooters - 136 Astro Shopping Center, Newark (302-455-9464) Klondike Kate’s - 158 East Main Street, Newark (302-7376100) McDonald’s - 815 South College Avenue, Newark (302-7387857); 374 East Main Street, Newark (302-737-0502) WCAU-TV 10 (NBC) 10 Monument Road, Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 19004 Phone: 610-668-5700 Fax: 610-668-5533 John Clark WTXF-TV 29 (Fox) 4th & Market Streets, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 Phone: 215-923-6397 Fax: 925-2420 Joe Staszak WBOC-TV 16 (CBS) P.O. Box 2057, Salisbury, Md. 21802 Phone: 410-749-6096 Fax: 410-742-5190 Scott Abraham (sabraham@wboc.com)

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BLUE HEN FOOTBALL ON THE RADIO

In addition to 94.7 FM WDSD broadcasts, the University of

The 2013 University of Delaware season will mark the 15th straight year of Blue Hen football being

Delaware student station, WVUD

broadcast on 94.7 WDSD. This season, the University of Delaware, IMG College and Clear Channel

FM 91.3, is also scheduled to

Media + Entertainment begin the third year of a five-year contract that extends through the 2015-

broadcast all Delaware football

2016 season.

games once again during the 2013 season.

94.7 FM WDSD, the only station with statewide coverage in Delaware, will once again be the flagship WVUD also broadcasts all Univer-

station for Blue Hen football, with coverage throughout Delaware, and parts of Maryland, Pennsylva-

sity of Delaware football games

nia, and New Jersey. Games can also be heard online at WDSD.com and on your mobile device, using

live via the world wide web at: www.wvud.org. In addition to its football schedule, WVUD also

the iHeart Radio app.

broadcasts most Blue Hen men’s and women’s basketball games as well as selected baseball, soccer, For the second consecutive season, Scott Klatzkin will handle all play-by-play duties for Delaware

and men’s and women’s lacrosse games throughout the year.

Football. This is Klatzkin’s second season as “Voice of the Blue Hens,” also providing play-by-play for Blue Hens Men’s Basketball on WDSD-FM. Matt Janus, in his seventh year with the crew, will serve as

Prior to becoming the play-by-play broadcaster for his alma mater in 2012, Klatzkin spent the pre-

color analyst for the first time this season. Coming off of a four-year career as quarterback of the Blue

vious four seasons broadcasting Delaware State University football and basketball, as well as the

Hens, Tim Donnelly will make his debut this season as sideline reporter. Matt Ryan, returning for his

Delaware High School football and basketball “Game of the Week” on 1290 The Ticket, WWTX-AM.

ninth consecutive season, will be the on-site producer for the sixth straight year, and will join the crew on-air during the pre-game, half-time and post-game shows. Once again joining the pre-game show as

A 2007 graduate of the University of Delaware, Klatzkin previously provided play-by-play for the Blue

a weekly guest for the 10th consecutive year will be Kevin Tresolini from the Wilmington News-Journal.

Hens while serving as Sports Director of the student radio station, WVUD-FM, as an undergraduate. He

James Taylor also joins the crew in his first season as field sound operator.

returned to work with Delaware in 2011 as co-host of “Blue Hens Beat,” the web-based show airing bimonthly on BlueHens.com. Klatzkin continues to work with the University through the Hens All-Access

For the first time in WDSD-FM broadcast history, the entire Blue Hens radio broadcast crew is made up

website and as host to many Blue Hens events and banquets.

of University of Delaware graduates. Klatzkin has been named the 2009 and 2013 Delaware Sportscaster of the Year Award presented WDSD, will once again begin its coverage of Delaware football games one hour prior to kickoff with

by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, and is also a Delaware Press Association

the “Blue Hens Gameday” pre-game show, and during all home games the show will be live outside

award winner for his broadcasting of University of Delaware Football.

of Delaware Stadium. A 2007 graduate of the University of Delaware, Janus enters his seventh season with the broadcast Fans traveling to see the Blue Hens play on the road will once again have the ability to hear the WDSD

team in 2013, and his first season as color analyst. Previously serving as the broadcast team’s sideline

broadcast of the game by tuning in their radios to a certain frequency (determined the day before each

reporter, Janus returns to the football broadcast booth where he formerly partnered with play-by-play

game) at each away game site and hear the WDSD broadcast while at the game.

broadcaster Scott Klatzkin as a University of Delaware undergrad on the student radio station. Janus will begin his second season as play-by-play broadcaster for the Women’s Basketball this winter on

The Blue Hens Football

1290 The Ticket, WWTX-AM.

Coach’s Show, hosted by Klatzkin, will be broadcast

A former University of Delaware Blue Hens standout at the quarterback position, Tim Donnelly joins

live every Wednesday night

the broadcast team for the 2013 season as sideline reporter. The 2013 University of Delaware gradu-

from 7-8 p.m. throughout

ate threw for over 2,000 yards in his career while completing 63 percent of his passes, a percentage

the season and will feature

that ranks him behind only Pat Devlin of the Miami Dolphins (66.1%) and Joe Flacco of the Baltimore

Head Coach Dave Brock and

Ravens (63.4%) in the Blue Hen record books. Donnelly won the inaugural Nate Beasley MVP Award

student-athlete guests. The

after completing 13-of-14 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns in the Route 1 Rivalry Game

show will once again take

against Delaware State in 2011.

place at Klondike Kate’s Restaurant on Main Street in Newark, with the first show to air on August 26th. As a student-athlete, Donnelly gained broadcasting and reporting experience by working as co-host of For more University of Delaware sports, Blue Hens Live will air every Friday from 5-6:30 p.m. through-

“Full Court Press” on the University’s Student Television Network. He also provided BlueHens.com and

out the season on WDSD’s partner station, WWTX-AM 1290 The Ticket. The show will take place at the

Hens All-Access with post-game reports and recaps throughout Men’s and Women’s Basketball season.

Clear Channel Media + Entertainment sports studio during weeks of home games and will be live from

Ryan, a 2005 University of Delaware communications graduate, will begin his ninth straight season

the road when the Blue Hens are traveling. The first show of the season will air on September 6th.

with WDSD this fall, and sixth as on-site producer in the broadcast booth. He will also join the crew on the pre-game, half-time, and post-game shows. While enrolled at Delaware, Ryan worked on both

A Newark, Del. native, Klatzkin will serve in his second season as play-by-play voice of Blue Hen

the student radio and student television stations as a play-by-play and color broadcaster including the

Football and Men’s Basketball in 2013.

2003 National Championship Delaware squad.

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DR. PATRICK T. HARKER UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE PRESIDENT Patrick T. Harker became the 26th president of the University of Delaware in July 2007. Concurrent with his appointment as president, Dr. Harker is a professor of Business Administration in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics and a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in UD’s College of Engineering. In May 2008, Dr. Harker unveiled a sweeping strategic plan, UD’s Path to Prominence, predicated on excellence in undergraduate, graduate and professional education, environmental leadership, global engagement and service to the community. He has established numerous research centers, as well as the Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships, which stimulates invention and entrepreneurship and translates UD research into economy-driving technologies. To establish Delaware as a health sciences hub, UD has partnered with the region’s leading health care providers in the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance. In February 2000, Dr. Harker was appointed dean of the Wharton School and Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise. He was a senior fellow at the Wharton Financial Institutions

ERIC ZIADY UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS & RECREATION SERVICES Eric Ziady begins his second year as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services at the University of Delaware during the 2013-14 season. Ziady arrived at Delaware after spending the previous 14 years at Boston College - most recently as senior associate athletics director for business operations - and nine years before that at Northeastern University. He served as assistant director of athletics at Northeastern during his final four years in Brookline. At Boston College, Ziady was responsible for handling both the long-range fiscal and strategic planning for the department as well as the day-to-day administration of all business and financial operations. In addition, he handled football game scheduling and contract administration, as well as overseeing five of the men’s and women’s athletic programs (football, men’s and women’s golf, and men’s and women’s sailing). Ziady served as chair of both the ACC Women’s Golf Committee as well as the Conference’s Awards Committee. He has previously served on the ACC and Hockey East Finance Committees as well as on competition committees in both the America East (baseball) and Big East (golf) conferences. He has twice served on NCAA certification subcommittees for fiscal integrity, both at Northeastern and BC. A 1988 Providence College graduate, Ziady began his career at Northeastern as an assistant to the athletic director, handling compliance responsibilities, coordinating facility management and operations on game days, and assisting in marketing efforts. In 1991, he was appointed athletic business manager and was responsible for all of the department’s fiscal activities, while also serving as the liaison with outside booster and support groups.

UD Administration Center and held a secondary appointment as a professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at Penn. Previously, Dr. Harker was chair of Wharton’s Operations and Information Management Department. Dr. Harker is a member of the board of directors of Pepco Holdings Inc. and Huntsman Corporation, and a founding member of the board of advisors of Decision Lens Inc. He previously served as a trustee of the Goldman Sachs Trust and Goldman Sachs Variable Insurance Trust. Dr. Harker is a Class B director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and a member of the boards of directors of the NCAA–Division I, Christiana Care Health Systems, First State Innovation, Catholic Relief Services and Easter Seals of Delaware. He is a member of the Regional Leadership Initiative Steering Committee at the Council on Competitiveness, a member of the CEO Council for Growth at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and a trustee of Howard University. Dr. Harker received his B.S.E. and M.S.E. in Civil Engineering in 1981, an M.A. in Economics in 1983 and a Ph.D. in Civil and Urban Engineering in 1983, all from the University of Pennsylvania. When he was named UPS Transportation Professor of the Private Sector in 1991, Dr. Harker became the youngest faculty member in Wharton’s history awarded an endowed professorship. Dr. Harker has published or edited nine books and more than 100 professional articles. From 1996–99, he served as editor-in-chief of the premier journal Operations Research. President George H.W. Bush named Dr. Harker a White House Fellow in 1991, and he served from 1991–92 as a special assistant to FBI Director William S. Sessions. Dr. Harker was named a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) in October 2012, and a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in December 2012. Dr. Harker is married to the former Emily Grace Saaty and is the father of three children.

In 1994, Ziady was promoted to assistant director of athletics at Northeastern. He served on the Huskies’ senior management team that planned long-range departmental goals and policies. Included among this group’s assignments was the development of a five-year strategic plan to address Title IX and gender equity issues. Ziady, who earned both a master’s degree in sports management and a master’s of business administration degree from Northeastern, has twice served as a marketing consultant. He is also a member of the College Athletic Business Management Association. In 1990, he worked on a corporate marketing project with the North Atlantic Conference and in 1992, he assisted the Boston Organizing Committee in marketing and fundraising in an attempt to attract national and international amateur events to the city.

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GENERAL INFORMATION Location................................................................................................Newark, Delaware 19716 Founded............................................................................................................................... 1743 Enrollment.............................................................................................. 16,000 Undergraduates Nickname.......................................................................................................... Fightin’ Blue Hens Mascot..............................................................................................................................YoUDee Colors................................................................................................................ Royal Blue & Gold Stadium ...................................................................... Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium Capacity....................................................................................................................... 22,000 Surface................................................................ FieldTurf - installed prior to 2010 season (Lights) Delaware Stadium Record.......................................287-92-4 (.754, 61 seasons since 1952) Press Box Phone.............................................................................................302-831-6199 NCAA Affiliation ............................................. NCAA Division Football Championship Subdivision Conference......................................................................Colonial Athletic Association (7th season) All-Time Delaware Football Record . .....................................663-425-44, .605 (121 seasons) Conference Titles...............15 (1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1991, ........................................................................................... 1992, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2010 National Titles.............................................................6 (1946, 1963, 1971, 1972, 1979, 2003)

ADMINISTRATION President...................................................................................................... Dr. Patrick T. Harker NCAA Faculty Delegate ............................................................................. Lynn Snyder-Mackler Director of Athletics & Recreation Services ........................................................... Eric Ziady Deputy Director of Athletics & Recreation Services/SWA........................... Samantha Huge Senior Associate AD/Facilities, Operations and Capital Projects.......................Joe Shirley Senior Associate AD/Development............................................................................ Tim Ford Associate AD/Financial Strategies and Athlete Performance.........................Augie Maurelli Associate AD/Facilities & Operations.....................................................Dr. Susan Groff-Costa Associate AD/Business . ...................................................................................... Scott Eatough Associate AD/External Relations......................................................Stacey Bunting-Thompson Associate AD/Recreation Services.......................................................................Jake Olkkola Assistant AD/Compliance........................................................................................Rick Stumpf Assistant AD/Media Relations......................................................................... Scott Selheimer Assistant AD/Operations........................................................................................Alicia Greco Assistant AD/Sports Medicine.................................................................. Dr. Andrew Reisman Assistant AD/Athletic Training................................................................................John Smith Assistant AD/Marketing & Promotions............................................................ Kristy Fletcher Assistant AD/Ticket Operations.......................................................................... Trent Bartling Director, Student Services for Athletes............................................................... Tim Morrisey Compliance Coordinator........................................................................................Lauren Harris Delaware Stadium Operations.............................................................................. Vest Johnson Football Operations ...............................................................................................Jerry Oravitz

ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS Assistant Director of Athletics, Media Relations......................................... Scott Selheimer Office Phone......................................................................................................302-831-8007 Office Fax..........................................................................................................302-831-7206 SID Mailing Address........................................................................262 Bob Carpenter Center, ............................................631 South College Avenue, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 Selheimer’s Home Phone / Cell Phone................................302-368-8639 / 302-562-5129 Email Address............................................................................................ selheime@udel.edu UD Athletics Web Site................................................................................www.bluehens.com Assistant Sports Information Director..................................................................... Kevin Tritt Tritt’s Cell Phone/Email.......................................................302-383-5005 / ktritt@udel.edu Assistant Sports Information Director...............................................................Maggie Hayon Hayon’s Cell Phone/Email..............................................920-912-6635 / mahyon@udel.edu Athletics Media Relations Assistant............................................................. Jessica Calderone Director of Multimedia...........................................................................................Jimmy Smith Smith’s Office Phone / Email....................................... 302-831-6675 / jimsmith@udel.edu Athletics Media Relations Administrative Assistant............................................Linda Brock

2013 DELAWARE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Aug. 29

Jacksonville............................................................................7:30 p.m.

Sept. 7 14 21 28

Delaware State (Route 1 Rivalry)..................3:30 p.m. (NBC Sports Network TV) at Navy....................................................... 3:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network TV) Wagner (Freshmen Friends & Family Day/High School Band Day). ...................6 p.m. *James Madison (2003 National Championship Reunion). ........7 p.m. (CSN-MA TV)

Oct. 5 12 26

at *Maine..................................................................................3:30 p.m. *Albany (Homecoming/1963 National Championship Reunion). ... 12 noon (CSN-MA TV) at *Rhode Island..........................................................................12 noon

Nov. 2 9 16 23 30

at *Towson.....................................................................................7 p.m. *William & Mary (Parents & Family Weekend).....................3 p.m. (CSN-MA TV) *Richmond (Hall of Fame Weekend). .................................................12 noon at *Villanova (Battle of the Blue)................................................................tba NCAA FCS 1st Round............................................................................tba

Dec. 7 13-14 20-21

NCAA FCS Second Round......................................................................tba NCAA FCS Quarterfinals........................................................................tba NCAA FCS Semifinals............................................................................tba

Jan.

NCAA FCS Championship at Frisco, Texas................... tba (ESPN/ESPN2 TV)

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* Colonial Athletic Association Games

SPORTS MEDICINE/TRAINING/STRENGTH & CONDITIONING STAFF Sports Medicine Physician/Assistant AD................................................. Dr. Andrew Reisman Sports Medicine Nurses........................................................................Mary Zagar, Lisa Sinclair Head Athletic Trainer/Assistant AD (Football).................................................................TBA Associate Head Athletic Trainer...............................................................................Joan Couch Associate Head Athletic Trainer (Football)............................................................Dan Watson Assistant Athletic Trainer.......................................................................... Courtney Butterworth Assistant Athletic Trainer (Football).........................................................................Jon Boone Assistant Athletic Trainer......................................................................................Kelly Stafford Head Strength & Conditioning Coach.......................................................................Brian Hess Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach............................................................Melissa Boldt Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach...............................................................Kyle Hobbs Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach.........................................................Trevor Williams

FOOTBALL STAFF Head Football Coach................................................................. Dave Brock (Salisbury State ‘94) Coaching Record at Delaware .............................................................. 0-0, .000 (first season) Overall Coaching Record........................................................................ 0-0, .000 (first season) Office Phone......................................................................................................302-831-2949 Office Fax..........................................................................................................302-831-8653 Email Address.....................................................................................football-office@udel.edu Football Mailing Address.......................................................................Bob Carpenter Center, ............................................631 South College Avenue, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716

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Blue Hen Football Assistant Coaches Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line............................. Sean Devine (Colby ‘94), 1st season Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks.......... John Perry (New Hampshire ‘92), 1st season Wide Receivers................................................................Brian Ginn (Delaware ‘00), 14th season Running Backs................................................................... Tony Lucas (Columbia ‘03), 1st season Tight Ends/Special Teams Coach...........................Devin Fitzsimmons (Bucknell ‘05), 1st season Offensive Quality Control............................................ Fritz Stueber (Delaware ‘12), 3rd season Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers..............................Tim Weaver (Davidson ‘90), 1st season Defensive Line..........................................................Dennis Dottin-Carter (Maine ‘03), 1st season Cornerbacks...................................................................Henry Baker (Maryland ‘03), 3rd season Safeties................................................................................. Tom McEntire (Thiel ‘06), 1st season Defensive Quality Control............................................. Mike Donovan (Bentley ‘11), 1st season Director of Football Operations............................................................................Jerry Oravitz Personal Development Coach................................................................................David Baylor Football Secretary..................................................................................................... Jude Moser Football Equipment Manager....................................................................................Kevin Rose Football Game Films...................................................................... David Barlow, Dave Cartularo

2013 SEASON INFORMATION 2012 Season Record................................................................................................ 5-6 Overall ....................................................................................2-6 (8th Place, Colonial Athletic Association) Postseason...........................................................................................................................None All-Time Delaware Football Record........................................663-425-44, .605 (121 seasons) National Championships.............................................6 (1946, 1963, 1971, 1972, 1979, 2003) National Titles.............................................................6 (1946, 1963, 1971, 1972, 1979, 2003) National Runner-Up..............................................................5 (1974, 1978, 1982, 2007, 2010) Lambert Cup Trophies............................................................................ 20 (most recent - 2010) ECAC Team of the Year Awards........................................................... 12 (most recent - 2010) Basic Offense/Defense........................................................................................ Multiple / 4-3 2013 Captains.......................................................................................................................TBA Letterwinners Returning . .................................................................................................... 49 Offense............................................................................................................................ 26 Defense........................................................................................................................... 19 Kickers/Specialists.......................................................................................................... 4 Letterwinners Lost................................................................................................................. 20

2013 DELAWARE FOOTBALL TRAVEL PLANS September 14 at Navy (Annapolis, Md.) Depart: Friday, September 13 by bus

Quick Facts Offense.............................................................................................................................. 8 Defense........................................................................................................................... 11 Kickers/Specialists.......................................................................................................... 1 Starters Returning................................................................................................................. 19 Offense............................................................................................................................ 10 Defense............................................................................................................................. 8 Kickers/Specialists.......................................................................................................... 1 Starters Lost............................................................................................................................. 5 Offense.............................................................................................................................. 1 Defense............................................................................................................................. 3 Kickers/Specialists.......................................................................................................... 1

LETTERMEN RETURNING (49)

OFFENSE..................................................................................................................................26 Rick Bell (So., WR); Nick Boyle (Jr., TE), Justin Burns (Jr., QB), Malcolm Bush (Sr., TE); Stephen Clark (Jr., WR); Ryan Cobb (Jr., TE); Sam Collura (So., OL); Chris Cordivari (So., WR); Ben Curtis (So., OL); JD Dzurko (Jr., OL); Sam Feleccia (Jr., TE); Justin Glenn (So., OL); Jerel Harrison (Jr., WR); Brandon Heath (Sr., OL); Trent Hurley (Jr., QB); Michael Johnson (Jr., WR); Rob Jones (Sr., WR); Bobby Kennedy (Sr., OL); Erle Ladson (Sr., OL); Julian Laing (Sr., RB); Christian Marchena (So., OL); Mike Milburn (Sr., WR); Andrew Opoku (Jr., WR); Andrew Pierce (Sr., RB); Matt Rodriguez (Jr., TE, Injured); Trevor Sasek (Sr., QB) DEFENSE..................................................................................................................................19 Craig Brodsky (So., DB); Patrick Callaway (Jr., LB); Kyle Gayle (Jr., LB); Karon Gibson (So., DL); Jake Giusti (Sr., DB); Travis Hawkins (Sr., DB); Vince Hollerman (So., DL); Zach Kerr (Sr., DL); Blair Menefee (Jr., DB); Sam Miller (So., DB); Alex Pihakis (Sr., DL); Josh Plummer (So., DL); Derrick Saulsberry (Jr., DL); Logan Shultz (Jr., DL); Kivar Thurman (Sr., DB); David Tinsley (So., DL); Irv Titre (Sr., DL); Laith Wallschleger (Jr., DL); Jeff Williams (So., LB) KICKERS/SPECIALISTS . .........................................................................................................4 Sean Baner (Jr., K/P); Joe Fortunato (So., LS); Garrett Greenway (So., K); Eddie Herr (Sr., LS)

LETTERMEN LOST (20) OFFENSE....................................................................................................................................8 Matt Becker (OL); Nick Cattolico (OL); Walter Davis (RB); Tim Donnelly (QB); Jake Geiser (OL, Injury); Jeff Haas (OL); David Hayes (RB); Nihja White (WR) DEFENSE..................................................................................................................................11 Quincy Barr (DL); Tim Breaker (DB); Marcus Burley (DB); Ethan Clark (DL); Derek Coleman (DB); Mike Hirt (LB); Leon Jackson (LB); Carl Smith (LB); Nick Sulpizio (DL); Ricky Tunstall (DB); Paul Worrilow (LB)

Return: By bus immediately following the game

SPECIALISTS..............................................................................................................................1 Rauley Zaragoza (P)

October 5 at Maine (Orono, Maine)

STARTERS RETURNING (19)

Depart: Friday, October 4 by charter flight Return: By charter flight following the game October 26 at Rhode Island (Kingston, R.I.) Depart: Friday, October 25 by bus Return: By bus immediately following the game November 2 at Towson (Towson, Md.) Depart/Return: Gameday by bus November 23 at Villanova (Villanova, Pa.) Depart/Return: Gameday by bus 8

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OFFENSE..................................................................................................................................10 Nick Boyle (Jr., TE); Stephen Clark (Jr., WR); Ben Curtis (So., OL); JD Dzurko (Jr., OL); Brandon Heath (Sr., OL); Trent Hurley (Jr., QB); Michael Johnson (Jr., WR); Bobby Kennedy (Sr., OL); Erle Ladson (Sr., OL); Andrew Pierce (Sr., RB) DEFENSE....................................................................................................................................8 Patrick Callaway (Jr., LB); Jake Giusti (Sr., DB); Travis Hawkins (Sr., DB); Vince Hollerman (So., DL); Zach Kerr (Sr., DL); Logan Shultz (Jr., DL); Laith Wallschleger (Jr., DL); Jeff Williams (So., DL) SPECIALISTS..............................................................................................................................1 Sean Baner (Sr., K)

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STARTERS LOST (5)

INCOMING PREFERED WALK-ON FRESHMEN (9)

OFFENSE....................................................................................................................................1 Nihja White (WR)

Jordan Andrews (LB); Deandre Davis (WR); Thomas Davis (DB); Trejon Dinkins (DB); Ricky Emerson (WR); Denzell Leitch (DB); Grant Roberts (LB); Tim Sheridan (LS); Tommy Wilmoth (LB)

DEFENSE ...................................................................................................................................3 Tim Breaker (DB); Marcus Burley (DB); Paul Worrilow (LB)

2013 IMPORTANT DATES

SPECIAL TEAMS . .....................................................................................................................1 Rauley Zaragoza (P)

OTHER KEY RETURNING PLAYERS (8) Derek Battle (So., LB); Andrew Consevage (So., OL); Eric Farkas (So., DB); Brandon Favro (So., RB); Joe Furlong (Jr., WR); David Mackall (Sr., LB); Mario Rowson (Jr., DB); Travis Tirrell (So., DL)

TOP NEWCOMERS

Wednesday, July 25................................ Colonial Athletic Association Media Day, Baltimore, Md. Thursday, August 1.................................................................Team Reports for Pre-Season Drills Friday, August 2............................................................................................First Day of Practice Sunday, August 11......................................................................... Delaware Football Media Day Monday, August 26.................................First Weekly UD Media Conference (Noon, BCC Lounge) Monday, August 26.........................................................First Weekly UD Football Coaches Show ..............................................................................................7 p.m.; Klondike Kates, Newark, Del. Tuesday, August 27............................................................ University of Delaware Classes Begin

2013 TOP AWARD CANDIDATES

ELIGIBLE TRANSFERS (3)

Walter Payton NCAA Division I FCS Player of the Year Watch List - Andrew Pierce (RB)

Kennedy Ogbonna (Jr., LB/ASA CC); Will Rossi (So., WR/Pitt); Jordan Thomas (Jr., DB/Rutgers) REDSHIRT FRESHMEN (17) Connor Bozick (OL); Shawn Davis (OL); Mark Doe (DB); Eric Enderson (P); Khaliq Gatson (DB); Keith Green (DL); Simba Gwashavanhu (DB/Injured); Brandon Henderson (LB); Anthony Kush (OL); Christopher Lail (LB); Will Lewis (OL); Kevin McLaughlin (K); Andrew Peterson (WR); Jalen Randolph (RB); Brandon Snyder (LB); Peter Thistle (OL); Brandon Tuozzolo (K) NON FRESHMEN FIRST YEAR PLAYERS (2) Troy Catalano (So., DL); Brandon Teeven (Jr., DL)

Top NCAA FCS All-American Candidates - Andrew Pierce (RB); Sean Baner (K); Zach Kerr (DL); Travis Hawkins (CB); Michael Johnson (KR); Brandon Heath (OL); Bobby Kennedy (OL); Jeff Williams (LB) The Sports Network Pre-Season All-Americans - 2nd Team - Zach Kerr (DL); Sean Baner (K); 3rd Team - Andrew Pierce (RB) CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Candidate - Mike Milburn (WR) Colonial Athletic Association Pre-Season 1st Team All-Stars (Media/coaches) - Zach Kerr (DL); Bobby Kennedy (OL)

INCOMING SCHOLARSHIP FRESHMEN (13)

Colonial Athletic Association Pre-Season Media/Coaches Poll: 1. Villanova (11 first place votes); 2. Towson (3); 3. New Hampshire (3); 4. Richmond; 5. James Madison; 6. DELAWARE; 7. Stony Brook; 8. Maine; 9. William & Mary; 10. Albany; 11. Rhode Island

Diante Cherry (WR); Wes Hills (RB); Brody Kern (DL); Jalen Kindle (LB); Eric Patton (LB); Larry Spears (LB); Roman Tatum (DB); Ryan Torzsa (DB); Jacob Trump (OL); Cedric Udegbe (DL); Justin Watson (DB); Blaine Woodson (DB); Kyle Yocum (QB)

TOP RETURNING DELAWARE STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing - Andrew Pierce, 139 carries for 703 yards, 5.1 avg., 4 TDs Passing - Trent Hurley, 185 for 294, 1,964 yards, 10 TDs Receiving - Michael Johnson, 41 receptions for 441 yards, 10.8 avg., 4 TDs

2012 DELAWARE FOOTBALL RESULTS 5-6, 2-6 CAA

Kicking - Sean Baner, 33-33 PAT, 18-23 FG (Long 48) Punting - None

Aug. 30

West Chester............................................................................... W 41-21

Sept. 8 15 22 29

Delaware State (NBC Sports Network TV)....................................... W 38-14 Bucknell....................................................................................... W 19-3 at *William & Mary (The Comcast Network TV). ............................. W 51-21 at #20 *New Hampshire...............................................................L 14-34

Oct.

6 20 27

*Maine (Comcast SportsNet Regional TV). ..........................................L 3-26 *Rhode Island............................................................................ W 47-24 at #6 *Old Dominion (NBC Sports Network TV)................................L 26-31

Tackles for Loss - Jeff Williams, 14 for 83 yards

Nov. 3 10 17

#19 *Towson (NBC Sports Network TV).....................................L 27-34 (ot) at #20 *Richmond........................................................................L 17-23 #16 *Villanova (The Comcast Network TV).......................................L 10-41

Interceptions - Jake Giusti, 1 for 0 yards; Zack Kerr, 1 for 47 yards, 1 TD

Punt Returns - Rob Jones, 2 for 2.5 avg., Long 4 Kickoff Returns - Michael Johnson, 23 for 25.8 avg., Long 94 Tackles - Patrick Callaway, 68 (48 solo)

Quarterback Sacks - Jeff Williams, 6.5 for 61 yards

* Colonial Athletic Association Games # Rankings are The Sports Network Top 25 ranking

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Blue Hen Football 2013 NUMERICAL ROSTER (Pronunciation Guide)

1

Travis Hawkins...............................DB

2

Trent Hurley...................................QB

3

Craig Brodsky.................................DB

4

Jerel Harrison (juh-rell).................WR

5

Rob Jones.....................................WR

6

Andrew Opoku (uh-po-ku).............. DL

7

Jeff Williams.................................. LB

8

Justin Burns...................................QB

9

Roman Tatum.................................DB

10

Kyle Yocum....................................QB

11

Jake Giusti (justy)..........................DB

12

Mark Doe.......................................DB

13

Trevor Sasek (sass-ick)....................QB

14

Malcolm Bush..................................TE

14d

Simba Gwashavanhu......................DB

(gwash-uh-vahn-who)

15

Blair Menefee (men-uh-fee)...........DB

16

Sam Miller......................................RB

17

Michael Johnson............................WR

18

Mike Milburn.................................WR

19

Garrett Greneway.............................K

20

Sean Baner (bay-nur)...................K/P

21

Stephen Clark................................WR

22

Justin Watson.................................DB

23

Mario Rowson (row-son).................DB

24

Ryan Torzsa...................................DB

25

David Mackall (mackle).................. LB

26

Ryan Cobb......................................TE

27

Julian Laing (lang).........................RB

28

Brandon Favro...............................RB

28d

Thomas Davis.................................DB

29

Jordan Thomas...............................DB

30

Andrew Pierce................................RB

31

Wes Hills........................................RB

32

Kyle Gayle..................................... LB

33

Jalen Randolph (jaylin)...................RB

34

Jalen (jail-in) Kindle.......................RB

35

Khaliq Gatson (kuh-leek)................DB

36

Brandon Tuozzolo...........................DB

(toots-oh-low)

37

Kivar (kee-var) Thurman................DB

37o

Ricky Emerson...............................WR

38

Joe Furlong...................................WR

39

Kevin McLaughlin.............................K

40

Derek Battle................................... LB

41

Kennedy Ogbonna (og-bahna)....... LB

42

Eric Patton...................................... LB

43

Larry Spears................................... LB

44

Patrick Callaway............................. LB

45

Denzell Leitch.................................DB

46

Laith Wallschleger........................... DL

(wall-shlay-gur)

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Trejon Dinkins................................DB

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2013 Roster

No. 54d 20 40 85 86 75 43 8 7 44 97 80 21 26 71 53 87 69 84 63 28d 47 34 67 37o 49 48 84 88 89 38 35 32 93 11 61 52 29 14 31 1 77 55 65 31 59 12 17 5 56

54o 94 34 64 78

Name Pos Jordan Andrews.......................LB Sean Baner ***......................K/P Derek Battle *.........................LB Rick Bell *.............................. WR Nick Boyle **.......................... TE Connor Bozick.........................OL Craig Brodsky *.......................DB Justin Burns **........................QB Malcolm Bush *....................... TE Patrick Callaway **.................LB Troy Catalano..........................DL DIante Cherry........................ WR Stephen Clark **.................... WR Ryan Cobb **.......................... TE Sam Collura *..........................OL Andrew Consevage..................OL Chris Cordivari *..................... WR Ben Curtis *.............................OL DeAndre Davis....................... WR Shawn Davis............................OL Thomas Davis..........................DB Trejon Dinkins.........................DB Mark Doe................................DB JD Dzurko **..........................OL Rickey Emerson...................... WR Eric Enderson..........................K/P Eric Farkas..............................DB Brandon Favro....................... WR Sam Feleccia **....................... TE Joe Fortunato *....................... TE Joe Furlong *......................... WR Khaliq Gatson..........................DB Kyle Gayle **..........................LB Karon Gibson *........................DL Jake Giusti ***........................DB Justin Glenn *.........................OL Keith Green.............................LB Garrett Greenway *..................K Simba Gwashavanhu...............DB Jerel Harrison *...................... WR Travis Hawkins **....................DB Brandon Heath ***..................OL Brandon Henderson.................LB Eddie Herr **.......................... LS Wes Hills.................................RB Vince Hollerman *...................DL Trent Hurley *.........................QB Michael Johnson **................ WR Rob Jones ****...................... WR Bobby Kennedy **..................OL

Cl. Fr. Sr. So. So. Jr. Fr.r So. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. So. Jr. So. So. So. So. Fr. Fr.r Fr. Fr. Fr.r Jr. Fr. Fr.r So. So. Jr. So. Jr. Fr.r Jr. So. Sr. So. Fr.r So. Fr.r So. Sr. Sr. Fr.r Sr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr.

Ht. 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-5 5-11 6-5 6-4 5-10 6-3 5-9 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-1 6-5 5-10 6-4 6-2 5-9 5-9 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-0 5-9 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-2 5-10 5-11 6-3 6-3 5-8 6-1 6-0 5-10 6-6 6-3 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-4 6-2 5-10 6-4

Wt. 255 195 185 175 235 300 195 215 225 205 220 175 160 220 290 275 185 260 160 290 175 170 165 280 170 185 185 172 230 220 210 170 210 300 180 250 220 155 180 205 195 300 220 245 200 235 220 205 185 295

Hometown/High School (College) Broomall, Pa./Malvern Prep Southampton, Pa./William Tennett Charlotte, N.C./Providence Wilmington, Del./Salesianum Wantage, N.J./High Point Regional Severn, Md./DeMatha Catholic Orange Park, Fla./Fleming Island Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta Englewood, N.J./Hackensack (Rutgers) Decatur, Ga./Martin Luther King Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge Lancaster, Pa./McCaskey Hampton, Va./Bethel Saddle River, N.J./Don Bosco Prep (Virginia) Elkridge, Md./DeMatha Catholic (Pitt) Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley (Pitt) Downingtown, Pa./Bishop Shanahan Columbia, Md./Calvert Hall Smyrna, Del./St. Mark;s Wilmington, Del./Concord Townsend, Del./Middletown North Plainfield, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep Collingdale, Pa./Academy Park North Wales, Pa./North Penn Bear, Del./Red Lion Christian Hampton, Va./Phoebus Heathrow, Fla./Seminole Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Township Ambler, Pa./LaSalle Linwood, N.J./Mainland Regional Audubon, N.J./Audubon New Castle, Del./William Penn Montclair, N.J./Montclair Sicklerville, N.J./Woodbury Neptune Beach, Fla./Fletcher Newark, Del./A.I. duPont Newark, Del./Newark Encinitas, Calif./La Costa Canyon Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg Richmond, Va./Varina Rockville, Md./Quince Orchard (Maryland) West Chester, Pa./Henderson King of Prussia, Pa./Upper Merion Elkton, Md./Elkton Willdwood, N.J./WIldwood Woodbine, Ga./Camden County Connellsville, Pa./Greensburg Central Catholic (Bowling Green) Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville Tampa, Fla./Armwood Newark, Del./Caravel

Brody Kern..............................OL Zack Kerr *.............................DL Jalen Kindle............................LB Anthony Kush..........................OL Erle Ladson ***.......................OL

Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr.r Sr.

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

285 330 220 265 330

York, Pa./West York Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard (Maryland) Fleming Island, Fla./Flemming Island Bear, Del./Hodgson Bronx, N.Y./Cardinal Hayes

Blue Hen Football No. 51 27 45 68 25 76 80 15 18 16 41 6 42 81 30 92 58 33 57 82 83 23 13 96 66 98 50 43 9 95 60 29 37 62 72 99 24 70 36 96 46 22 7 53d 73 10

Name Pos Christopher Lail.......................LB Julian Laing *..........................RB Denzel Leitch...........................DB Will Lewis................................OL David Mackall.........................LB Christian Marchena *...............OL Kevin McLaughlin.....................K Blair Menefee **.....................DB Mike Milburn **..................... WR Sam Miller *............................DB Kennedy Ogbonna...................LB Andrew Opoku *..................... WR Eric Patton...............................LB Andrew Peterson.................... WR Andrew Pierce ***...................RB Alex Pihakis ***......................DL Josh Plummer *.......................DL Jalen Randolph.......................RB Grant Roberts..........................LB Matt Rodriguez *..................... TE Will Rossi............................... WR Mario Rowson.........................DB Trevor Sasek ***.....................QB Derrick Saulsberry **..............DL Tim Sheridan........................... LS Logan Shultz **.......................DL Brandon Snyder......................LB Larry Spears............................LB Roman Tatum..........................DB Brendan Teeven.......................OL Peter Thistle............................OL Jordan Thomas........................DB Kivar Thurman *......................DB Travis Tirrell............................DL David Tinsley *........................DL Irvin Titre ****........................DL Ryan Torzsa............................DB Jacob Trump............................OL Brandon Tuozzolo.....................K Cedric Udegbe.........................DL Laith Wallschleger **...............DL Justin Watson..........................DB Jeff Williams *.........................LB Tommy Wilmoth......................LB Blaine Woodson.......................DL Kyle Yocum.............................QB

2013 Roster Cl. Fr.r Sr. Fr. Fr.r Jr. So. Fr.r Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr.r Sr. Sr. So. Fr.r Fr. So. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr.r Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Ht. 6-1 6-0 5-7 6-4 6-3 6-2 5-10 5-11 6-4 5-7 5-11 6-4 5-11 6-3 5-11 6-0 6-2 6-1 6-1 6-4 5-10 6-3 6-6 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-2 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-2 6-1 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-6 5-11 6-3 6-4 5-9 6-2 5-10 6-3 6-2

Wt. 200 200 160 265 225 285 170 180 218 162 200 225 220 185 200 265 200 230 225 230 170 200 214 238 210 280 190 220 175 265 265 190 174 290 270 285 190 275 175 250 270 170 186 180 280 210

Hometown/High School (College) Mickleton, N.J./Kingsway Regional New Castle, Del./Timber Creek (N.J.) (Lackawanna JC) Jersey City, N.J./North Bergen Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny Baltimore, Md./Edmonson-Westside (Maryland) Hazlet, N.J./Raritan Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons Newark, Del./Hodgson Bowie, Md./DeMatha Los Angeles, Calif./Windward School Lanham, Md./Friendship Collegiate (ASA C.C.) North Brunswick, N.J./North Brunswick (Connecticut) Wilmington, Del./St. Elizabeth Newark, Del./Wilmington Charter Bridgeton, N.J./Cumberland Regional Bridgeville, Pa./Canon-McMillan Saint Mary’s, Ga./Camden County Ridley Park, Pa./Ridley Wilmington, Del./Concord Lake Worth, Fla./Park Vista Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams Norfolk, Va./Lake Taylor (Maryland) Limerick, Pa./Spring-Ford Saint Mary’s, Ga./Camden County Voorhees, N.J./Eastern Regional Orrtanna, Pa./Gettysburg Newark, Del./Tatnall Henrico, Va./Varina Winter Garden, Fla./West Orange Newark, Del./St. Mark’s Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny Endicott, N.Y./Union-Endicott (Rutgers) South Nyack, N.Y./Nyack (Dean JC) Milsboro, Del./Delmarva Christian Seffner, Fla./Armwood Riviera Beach, Fla./Dwyer Waxhaw, N.C./Cutberston Mechanicsburg, Pa./Mechanicsburg Newark, Del./Salesianum Minneola, Fla./Monteverde Academy Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Washington, D.C./Friendship Collegiate Freeport, N.Y./Freeport Wilmington, Del./Salesianum East Stroudsburg, Pa./Stroudsburg Reading, Pa./Exeter

* Letters Won Head Coach: Dave Brock Captains: Zach Kerr, Andrew Pierce ROSTER BREAKDOWN Players by State: Delaware - 20, Pennsylvania - 20, New Jersey - 17, Maryland - 10, Florida - 13, Virginia - 7, Georgia - 5, New York - 4, California - 2, North Carolina - 2, Washington, D.C. - 1

Players by Class:  Sophomores - 25, Redshirt Freshmen - 22, Juniors - 21, Seniors - 17, Freshmen - 16 Players by Position: Offensive Linemen - 15, Defensive Linemen - 16, Wide Receivers - 14, Defensive Backs - 18, Linebackers - 15, Tight Ends - 6, Kickers/Punters - 7, Running Backs - 5, Quarterbacks - 4, Long Snappers - 2

48

Eric Farkas (far-kiss)...................DB/K

49

Eric Enderson................................K/P

50

Brandon Snyder............................. LB

51

Christopher Lail (lale)..................... LB

52

Keith Green.................................... LB

53

Andrew Consevage (con-sev-idge).. OL

53d

Tommy Wilmoth............................. LB

54a

Brody Kern.....................................OL

54d

Jordan Andrews.............................. LB

55

Brandon Henderson........................ LB

56

Bobby Kennedy..............................OL

57

Grant Roberts................................. LB

58

Josh Plummer................................ DL

59

Vince Hollerman............................. DL

60

Peter Thistle...................................OL

61

Justin Glenn...................................OL

62

Travis Tirrell (tuh-rell)..................... DL

63

Shawn Davis...................................OL

64

Anthony Kush.................................OL

65

Eddie Herr.......................................LS

66

Tim Sheridan...................................LS

67

JD Dzurko (zurko)..........................OL

68

Will Lewis.......................................OL

69

Ben Curtis......................................OL

70

Jacob Trump...................................OL

71

Sam Collura (kuh-lore-uh)..............OL

72

David Tinsley.................................. DL

73

Blaine Woodson.............................. DL

75

Connor Bozick (bo-zick)..................OL

76

Christian Marchenna.......................OL

(mar-chenna)

77

Brandon Heath...............................OL

78

Erle Ladson (earl)...........................OL

80

Diante Cherry................................WR

81

Andrew Peterson...........................WR

82

Matt Rodriguez................................TE

83

Will Rossi......................................WR

84

DeAndre Davis..............................WR

85

Rick Bell........................................WR

86

Nick Boyle.......................................TE

87

Chris Cordivari...............................WR

(core-duh-vary)

88

Sam Feleccia (fuh-leesha)................TE

89

Joe Fortunato..................................TE

(for-chuh-nah-toe)

90

Derrick Saulsberry..........................DE

92

Alex Pihakis (puh-hay-cuss)............ DL

93

Karon Gibson (kuh-ron).................. DL

94

Zach Kerr....................................... DL

95

Brendan Teevan............................. DL

96

Cedric Udegbe (ooh-deg-buh)........ DL

97

Troy Catalano................................. DL

98

Logan Shultz.................................. DL

99

Irvin Titre (tee-tree)....................... DL

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Depth Chart

OFFENSE WIDE RECEIVER

5

STEPHEN CLARK ** (Jr., 6-2, 175)

80

Diante Cherry (Fr., 5-9, 175)

WIDE RECEIVER

17

MICHAEL JOHNSON ** (Jr., 6-2, 210)

6

Andrew Opoku * (Sr., 6-4, 215)

85

Rickey Bell * (So., 6-0, 185)

WIDE RECEIVER

18

Mike Milburn ** (Sr., 6-4, 225)

4

Jerel Harrison (So., 6-0, 190)

87

Chris Cordivari * (So., 6-1, 195)

TIGHT END

86

NICK BOYLE ** (Jr., 6-4, 265)

14

Malcolm Bush * (Sr., 6-4, 225)

26

Ryan Cobb ** (Jr., 6-1, 235)

LEFT TACKLE

78

ERLE LADSON *** (Sr., 6-6, 335)

75

Connor Bozick (Fr.r, 6-5, 305)

64

Anthony Kush (Fr.r, 6-1, 275)

LEFT GUARD

67

JD DZURKO ** (Jr., 6-3, 290)

53

Andrew Consevage (So., 6-3, 255)

60

Peter Thistle (Fr.r, 6-2, 245)

CENTER

77

BRANDON HEATH *** (Sr., 6-6, 300)

68

Will Lewis (Fr.r, 6-4, 265)

54

Brody Kern (Fr., 6-2, 285)

RIGHT GUARD

56

BOBBY KENNEDY ** (Sr., 6-4, 290)

76

Christian Marchena * (So, 6-2, 285)

60

Peter Thistle (Fr.r, 6-2, 245)

RIGHT TACKLE

69

Ben Curtis * (So., 6-5, 290)

61

Justin Glenn (So., 6-3, 285)

70

Jacob Trump (Fr., 6-6, 270)

QUARTERBACK

2

TRENT HURLEY * (Jr., 6-4, 210)

13

Trevor Sasek *** (Sr., 6-6, 225)

RUNNING BACK

30

ANDREW PIERCE *** (Sr., 5-11, 200)

27

Julian Laing * (Sr., 6-0, 220)

Malcolm Bush * (Sr., 6-4, 255) or

26

Ryan Cobb ** (Jr., 6-1, 235)

Y/H BACK

7

Rob Jones *** (Sr., 5-10, 185)

21

8

Justin Burns ** (Jr., 6-5, 215)

33

Jalen Randolph (Fr.r, 6-1, 220)

DEFENSE LEFT END

46

LAITH WALLSCHLEGER ** (Jr., 6-4, 285) 96

Derrick Saulsberry ** (Jr., 6-3, 240)

92

Alex Pihakis *** (Sr., 6-0, 270)

LEFT TACKLE

99

IRVIN TITRE *** (Sr., 6-0, 295) or

98

Logan Shultz ** (Jr., 6-3, 295) or

93

Karon Gibson * (So., 5-10, 285)

RIGHT TACKLE

94

ZACH KERR * (Sr., 6-2, 320)

58

Josh Plummer * (So., 6-2, 315)

73

Blaine Woodson (Fr., 6-3, 260)

RIGHT END

59

Vince Hollerman * (So., 6-2, 255)

72

David Tinsley * (So., 6-0, 285)

96

Cedric Udgebe (Fr., 6-3, 245)

7

JEFF WILLIAMS * (So., 6-2, 200)

32

Kyle Gayle ** (Jr., 6-2, 220)

41

Kennedy Ogbonna (Jr., 5-11, 210)

MIDDLE LINEBACKER 44

PATRICK CALLAWAY ** (Jr., 5-10, 215)

42

Eric Patton (Fr., 5-11, 220)

43

Larry Spears (Fr., 5-11, 220)

RIGHT LINEBACKER

40

Derek Battle * (Jr., 6-2, 215) or

25

David Mackall (Jr., 6-3, 245)

50

Brandon Snyder (Fr.r., 6-2, 220)

LEFT CORNERBACK

1

TRAVIS HAWKINS ** (Sr., 5-10, 195)

34

Mark Doe (Fr.r, 5-9, 160)

16

Sam Miller * (So., 5-7, 170)

JAKE GIUSTI *** (Sr., 5-11, 190)

37

Kivar Thurman * (Sr., 5-10, 190)

35

Khaliq Gatson (Fr.r, 6-0, 190)

Craig Brodsky * (So., 5-11, 200)

15

Blair Menefee ** (Jr., 5-11, 210)

48

Eric Farkas (So., 6-0, 195)

Jordan Thomas (Jr., 6-1, 195)

23

Mario Rowson (Jr., 6-3, 210)

LEFT LINEBACKER

FREE SAFETY STRONG SAFETY

11 3

RIGHT CORNERBACK 29

9

Roman Tatum (Fr., 5-11, 175)

SPECIALISTS PLACEMENTS

20

SEAN BANER *** (Sr., 6-1, 195)

19

Garrett Greenway * (So., 5-8, 160)

36

Brandon Tuozzolo (Fr.r, 5-11, 175)

KICKOFFS

20

SEAN BANER *** (Sr., 6-1, 195)

19

Garrett Greenway * (So., 5-8, 160)

36

Brandon Tuozzolo (Fr.r, 5-11, 175)

PUNTER

49

Eric Enderson (Fr.r, 6-1, 210)

20

SEAN BANER *** (Sr., 6-1, 195)

HOLDER

19

Garrett Greenway * (So., 5-8, 160)

LONG SNAPPER

89

Joe Fortunato * (So., 6-3, 245)

65

EDDIE HERR ** (Sr., 6-3, 245)

SHORT SNAPPER

65

EDDIE HERR * (Jr., 6-3, 245)

89

Joe Fortunato * (So., 6-3, 245)

KICK RETURNS

17

Michael Johnson ** (Jr., 6-2, 210)

PUNT RETURNS

5

Rob Jones *** (Sr., 5-10, 185)

Returning Starters (6 or more games) in Bold Caps * Letters Won

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TRAVIS HAWKINS ** (Sr., 5-10, 195) STEPHEN CLARK ** (Jr., 6-2, 175)

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Jordan Thomas (Jr., 6-1, 195)

Blue Hen Football

Dave Brock

DAVE BROCK HEAD COACH FIRST SEASON SALISBURY STATE ‘94 A new era of Blue Hen football begins at the University of Delaware in 2013 led by new head coach Dave Brock. Brock, a native of Moorestown, N.J. and a veteran of 22 collegiate seasons as an assistant coach, becomes just the fifth head coach of the Blue Hens since 1940. The University has produced six national championships, five national runner-up finishes, 20 NCAA Tournament appearances, 20 Lambert Cup trophies, three College Football Hall of Fame head coaches, and numerous All-Americans and National Football League players. Brock replaced K.C. Keeler, who led the Blue Hens for the previous 11 seasons. “I’m thrilled to welcome Dave Brock to UD,” said University of Delaware President Patrick T. Harker in making the announce on Jan. 18, 2013. “Dave has substantial coaching experience at some highly competitive schools and has nurtured an impressive roster of players. Just as importantly, Dave has a strong reputation for integrity and caring leadership. I think our student-athletes will thrive with him as their coach and mentor. And I know Dave will benefit from working with such a talented and committed group of young men.” Brock, 45, comes to Delaware after serving one season as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under coach Kyle Flood at Rutgers University. In 2012, Rutgers posted a 9-4 record, won a share of the Big East title, and advance to the Russell Athletic Bowl. Prior to Rutgers, Brock coached at Boston College, Kansas State, North Carolina, Temple, Hofstra, Salisbury State, and Western Connecticut State. “When we started this search process to begin a new chapter in our football history, we received tremendous interest from around the country,” said University of Delaware Director of Athletics and Recreation Services Eric Ziady. “The interest speaks so highly of our University and of our football program’s rich tradition. In the end, it was clear that Dave Brock has the character, the experience, the passion, the recruiting skills, and the leadership qualities that will enable him to lead our program to championships on the field and success off the field.” “The opportunity to coach at a place with such a storied tradition, in the footprint of where I grew up and where I have coached most of my life, is an honor for my family and I am humbled by the opportunity,” said Brock. “The University of Delaware represents excellence in academics and athletics and I want to thank President Harker and Eric [Ziady] for inviting me into the family.” The New Jersey native’s coaching career includes stops at North Carolina, Temple, Hofstra, Kansas State and Boston College. He has been an offensive coordinator for seven of those seasons and has mentored many current NFL standouts, including Hakeem Nicks (New York Giants), Josh Freeman (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Jordy Nelson (Green Bay Packers), Marques Colston (New Orleans Saints), and Luke Kuechly (Carolina Panthers), the 2012 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Brock was also instrumental in recruiting quarterback Dave Shinskie, a one-time Delaware recruit who came to BC after a career in professional baseball. Despite being picked to finish last in the ACC’s Atlantic Division in preseason media voting, the 2009 Eagles finished with an 8-5 record and came within one win of playing in a third consecutive ACC Championship Game.

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Blue Hen Football Brock spent the 2008 season as Kansas State’s offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach after coaching the wideouts in 2007. Kansas State ranked 18th nationally in passing (269.6) and 19th in scoring offense (34.9) under Brock’s leadership. As offensive coordinator at Kansas State, Brock spearheaded a Wildcat offense that produced the 2008 Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year in wide receiver Brandon Banks and Kansas State’s most prolific passer in school history in quarterback Josh Freeman. Banks set a Wildcat junior record with

Dave Brock The Dave Brock File Hometown: Moorestown, N.J. Alma Mater: Salisbury (Md.) State, 1994 Birthdate: June 5, 1967 Wife: Karen Children: Henry, William, Richard, Kate, Maggie

67 receptions and 1,049 yards in 2011, while Freeman became Kansas State’s career leader in passing attempts, completions, yards, touchdowns and total offense in 2008. In 2007, Brock tutored Kansas State’s Jordy Nelson, who was a consensus All-American and Biletnikoff Award finalist, as well as Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year Deon Murphy. Nelson, who became the Wildcats’ first-ever offensive consensus All-American, ranked second in the nation in receptions (10.2) and receiving yards per game (133.8) en route to setting 11 Kansas State receiving records. Kansas State, which set school records for passing yards, completions and attempts in a season, also ranked 20th nationally in passing offense (285.4) and 21st in scoring offense (35.2). The Wildcats finished the season with a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,600-yard receiver and a 1,000-yard rusher for the first time in school history. Prior to Kansas State, Brock spent two years at North Carolina, where he served as the Tar Heels’

Coaching Career 2012 – Rutgers (offensive coordinator (wide receivers) 2009-11 – Boston College (tight ends) 2008 – Kansas State (offensive coordinator/tight ends) 2007 – Kansas State (wide receivers) 2006 – North Carolina (assistant head coach/recruiting coordinator) 2005 – North Carolina (wide receivers) 2002-04 – Temple (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks) 2002 – Hofstra (associate head coach/offensive coordinator) 2000-01 – Hofstra (offensive coordinator/wide receivers) 1997-99 – Hofstra (recruiting coordinator/wide receivers) 1995 – Hofstra (running backs) 1994 – Salisbury State (recruiting coordinator/defensive backs) 1991-93 – Western Connecticut State (recruiting coordinator/defensive backs) 1988-90 – Salisbury State (assistant coach)

assistant head coach/recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach. In 2005, Jarwarski Pollock became the all-time leading receiver at Carolina with 177 catches.

Playing Career Played linebacker at Ferrum College

In 2006, Brock coached wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to honorable mention freshman All-America honors by The Sporting News as Nicks set UNC freshman records with 39 receptions for 660 yards

dinator (2000-01) and associate head coach (2002). In 2000, Hofstra finished the year ranked No.

and four touchdowns.

7 with a 9-4 record.

Before coaching at North Carolina, Brock was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for

He played linebacker at Ferrum (Va.) College before earning a bachelor of science degree in political

three seasons at Temple. In 2004, Temple ranked third in the Big East in rushing, generating 173.0

science from Salisbury (Md.) State University in 1994.

yards on the ground per game. Brock and his wife, Karen, have five children - Henry, William, Richard, Kate, and Maggie. Brock served in various roles during seven seasons at Hofstra from 1995 through 2002, including running backs coach (1995), wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator (1997-99), offensive coor-

The Brock Family: Front (l-f): Maggie, Rich, William. Back (l-r): Kate, Dave, Karen, Henry. 14

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What Others are Saying About Dave Brock Patrick T. Harker - University of Delaware President “I’m thrilled to welcome Dave Brock to UD. Dave has substantial coaching experience at some highly competitive schools and has nurtured an impressive roster of players. Just as importantly, Dave has a strong reputation for integrity and caring leadership. I think our student-athletes will thrive with him as their coach and mentor. And I know Dave will benefit from working with such a talented and committed group of young men.” Eric Ziady - University of Delaware Director of Athletics and Recreation Services “When we began this search process to begin a new chapter in our football history, we received tremendous interest from around the country. This interest speaks so highly of our University and of our Football Program’s rich tradition. In the end, it was clear that Dave Brock has the character, the experience, the passion, the recruiting skills, and the leadership qualities that will lead our program towards future championships in the years ahead.” Kyle Flood - Rutgers University Football Head Coach and former Delaware Assistant Coach “I am very excited for Dave and Karen. Dave Brock is the perfect fit for the University of Delaware and he will run a football program they will always be proud of. I have two lasting memories from my time in Newark, great people and championship football. I know the people are still great and I know Dave will bring championships back to Delaware.” Jim Turner - Miami Dolphins Offensive Line Coach; Former Assistant Coach at Delaware, Boston College, and Temple “Dave Brock is a great football coach. Having coached at UD, I know the culture there. He is a great fit. He is blue collar – tough and demanding. He gets the most out of his players. He is a great recruiter. Not only can he evaluate talent, he can attract it. He is a natural leader. Players want to play for him.” Jordy Nelson - Current NFL Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver and former All-American player at Kansas State “In the time that I worked with Dave Brock, I learned a lot off and on the field. He’s a family man and a coach who truly cares about his players. Making sure that his players are ready for life after football by getting their degree and becoming men of integrity is a high priority to Coach Brock. Creating schemes and utilizing his players’ talents is a strength of his. He is a great offensive mind and played a key role in my development in becoming an NFL prospect. It was a pleasure to play for Coach Brock and I wish him much success as the head coach at the University of Delaware.” Luke Kuechly - Current NFL Carolina Panthers Linebacker and current NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year; former AllAmerican at Boston College “Coach Brock’s attitude toward football is what makes him successful. He is a hard working individual, which is a huge part of his success. He’s a knowledgeable guy, and more importantly, he knows how to communicate well with his players. Football is a passion for him and will be noticeable very early on. I came in as a freshman (at Boston College) and he pushed me. He knows how far to push players, but at the same time he knows when to calm it down and talk to a player. I think this is what allows him to build relationships with players. I’ve built a relationship with him in my time at school and still maintain one with him. I’m excited for Coach Brock and the opportunity he has. He’s going to make the most of it and I look forward to seeing the positive impact he makes.” Scott Brunner - Former Delaware All-American Quarterback and Hall of Fame Member; Former NFL Quarterback “I think the Delaware football program will be in good hands with the hiring of Dave Brock as its next football coach. Being a New Jersey resident, I had the opportunity to meet Coach Brock when he was the offensive coordinator at Rutgers and was impressed with his knowledge and enthusiasm for the game. In my travels I still get to meet and talk to other professional and college coaches. Those who know Dave Brock believe his ability to motivate and inspire the people around him along with his keen attention to details have prepared him to be head coach. The fact that he does not have prior ties to Delaware is not a concern to me. Nick Saban did not have ties to Alabama yet he has still been able to achieve great success and enhance the football tradition there. I think all the fans, alumni, and students should join in to welcome Coach Brock to the Delaware family and support him in his role as the new leader of Delaware Football.” Pat Devlin - Current Miami Dolphins Quarterback and Former Delaware All-American “Welcome to Coach Brock. I’ve heard so many great things about him and I can’t wait to watch the new era of Blue Hen Football.”

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SEAN DEVINE OFFFEENSIVE COORDINATOR/OL FIRST SEASON COLBY COLLEGE ‘94 Sean Devine, a 19-year veteran of the college football coaching ranks, was named Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach at the University of Delaware in February, 2013. Devine began his coaching career at Colby College and followed with long stints at New Hampshire and most recently Boston College. A four-year starter at linebacker at Colby College in Maine where he served as captain, Devine was an All-East (ECAC) selection as a senior, and earned his degree in physics in 1994. He began his coaching career at Colby as a defensive line coach in 1994. He moved on to serve as defensive line coach (1995-2001), offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator (2002-06), and offensive coordinator and offensive line coach (2007-08) at Delaware’s Colonial Athletic Association rival New Hampshire Sean Devine with wife, Nicole, and daughters Amelie under head coach Sean McDonnell. and Maelle While at UNH, he helped the Wildcats advance to the NCAA Division I FCS playoffs in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008, earn a No. 1 national ranking, and capture three conference titles. Among the players he tutored was former league Player of the Year in quarterback Ricky Santos. “I had the opportunity to work with Sean for three years at Boston College,” said Delaware head coach Dave Brock in making the announcement. “He is a tremendous leader, a relentless recruiter, and a great mentor to his players. He fits one of the criteria that I was looking for when building our staff in that he has coordinator experience in the CAA and has BCS level experience.” “The University of Delaware is one of the top programs the FCS has to offer and the national championship belongs in Newark,” said Devine. “When I was at New Hampshire, I always admired, always feared, and always respected this place. Now, to be part of it, is really something spectacular and I can’t wait to get started. To have the chance to work with people you love and trust, it doesn’t get any better than that. I’ve learned a lot from Coach Brock. He is a great leader and a great motivator and I know he going to do a great job.” Following his 14-year tenure at New Hampshire, Devine moved on to Boston College where he served as offensive line coach for three seasons and most recently was tight ends coach in 2012. He helped lead the Eagles to berths in the 2009 Emerald Bowl and 2010 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl and mentored two-time All-ACC performer Anthony Castonzo, a 2011 first round draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts. Devine and his wife, Nicole, have two daughters, Amelie and Maelle.

Coaching Staff The Sean Devine File College: Physics degree, Colby College, 1994 College Coaching Career: 1994: Defensive Line, Colby College 1995-01: Defensive Line, University of New Hampshire 2002-06: Offensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator, University of New Hampshire 2007-08: Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line, University of New Hampshire 2009-11: Offensive Line, Boston College 2012: Tight Ends, Boston College 2013: Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line, University of Delaware Family: Wife, Nicole; Daughters, Amelie and Maelle

TIM WEAVER DEFEENSIVE COORDINATOR/LB FIRST SEASON DAVIDSON ‘90 Tim Weaver, a 23-year college coaching veteran who served the last seven years as head coach at Bethany (W.V.) College, was named defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at the University of Delaware in February, 2013. Weaver most recently served as head football coach at Bethany where he also served as the school’s director of athletics since 2008. His 23-year career in football also includes serving as assistant coach at Columbia, Harvard, West Virginia Wesleyan, Hofstra, and Western Connecticut State. “I’m thrilled to have Tim join our staff as defensive coordinator,” said University of Delaware head coach Brock in making the announcement. “I had the opportunity to work with Tim in the past and I’ve seen first-hand that he is an exceptional teacher and a person of very high Tim Weaver with wife, Kelly, and daughters Delaney and character. He will pro- Casey vide tremendous leadership for our defense and he will play the attacking style that I am looking for. In addition, his experience as a head coach will be useful to me as we go forward.” “It was going to take a special place for me to leave Bethany, and the University of Delaware is that kind of place,” said Weaver, a 1990 sociology and anthropology graduate of Davidson (N.C.) College where he was a four-year starter at defensive end and linebacker. “Delaware is the recognizable brand

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Blue Hen Football name in FCS football, and with the success, tradition, and fan base, it really is unique. I have such respect for Delaware and I’m excited to be a part of it and to work with Coach Brock.” Weaver began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at NCAA III Western Connecticut State in 1990-91 and moved on to coach the defensive line at Hofstra in 1992-95, served as defensive coordinator and linebacker coach at NCAA II West Virginia Wesleyan in 1996-98, served as co-defensive coordinator, defensive line coach, linebackers coach, and special teams coach at Harvard in 19992002, and was defensive coordinator at Columbia in 2003-05. He took over the head coaching position at NCAA III Bethany in January, 2006 and served the last seven seasons in that post. He added director of athletics duties in August, 2008. Weaver and his wife, Kelly, have two daughters, Delaney and Casey.

The Tim Weaver File College: Sociology and Anthropology degree, Davidson College, 1990 College Coaching Career: 1990-91: Graduate Assistant, Western Connecticut State 1992-95: Defensive Line, Hofstra University 1996-98: Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers, West Virginia Wesleyan 1999-02: Co-Defensive Coordinator/DL/LB/Special Teams, Harvard University 2003-05: Defensive Coordinator, Columbia University 2006-12: Head Coach/Athletics Director, Bethany College Family: Wife, Kelly; Daughters, Delaney and Casey

Coaching Staff phenomenal experience to come to Delaware Stadium, see the packed house and the great atmosphere, and see what big-time football was all about.” A 1992 communications and history graduate of UNH, Perry enjoyed a standout career as a football and basketball player for the Wildcats. He was a four-year starter in football, served as team captain as a senior, and was a two-time AllYankee Conference selection while setting several receiving records. He began his coaching career as running backs coach at Northeastern in 1993 and later served as receivers coach at Brown (199496), receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at New Hampshire John Perry with wife, Jen, and children Caitlin, Eliza(1997-98), offensive coordinator beth, and John at Dartmouth (1999-2004), associate head coach and quarterbacks coach at Georgetown (2005), and associate head coach and quarterbacks coach at New Hampshire (2007). He coached numerous AllAmericans and NFL signees along the way, including Santos. Perry and his wife, Jen, have three children, Caitlin, John, and Elizabeth.

JOHN PERRY PASSING GAME COORDINATOR/QB FIRST SEASON NEW HAMPSHIRE ‘92 John Perry, who starred as a player at New Hampshire before joining the coaching ranks at six New England schools, including the last five seasons as head coach at Merrimack College, was named passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Delaware on Feb. 8, 2013.

The John Perry File College: Communications and History degree, University of New Hampshire, 1992 College Coaching Career: 1993: Running Backs, Northeastern University 1994-96: Wide Receivers, Brown University 1997-98: Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator, University of New Hampshire 1999-04: Offensive Coordinator, Dartmouth College 2005: Assocate Head Coach/Quarterbacks, Georgetown University 2007: Quarterbacks, University of New Hampshire 2008-12: Head Coach, Merrimack College Family: Wife, Jen; Daughters, Caitlin and Elizabeth; Son, John

Perry comes to Delaware after serving as head coach at NCAA II Merrimack the past five seasons where he led the squad to record of 29-21 and the 2009 Northeast-10 title. During his tenure, Merrimack produced five All-Americans and two conference players of the year. The team ranked No. 2 in the nation in total offense in 2012 at 525.8 yards per game and also finished in the Top 10 nationally in that category in 2009 (4th), 2010 (9th), and 2011 (7th). “We are excited to have John on board,” said University of Delaware head coach Dave Brock. “He is a familiar name in the conference as a player and a coach and this is an exciting opportunity to bring him to Delaware. John has a reputation for innovative and explosive offenses and we are excited to have him bring his creativity to the University of Delaware. I’ve been fortunate to have the chance to build a relationship with John at every place I’ve coached.” “I am excited for the chance to work at the University of Delaware and be part of one of the premier programs in the nation,” said Perry. “I have great respect for the program and its great history and I’m excited to work with Coach Brock. Going back to my time as a player at UNH, it was always a

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BRIAN GINN

While running backs coach, Ginn was instrumental in the development of running back Germaine Bennett and Antawn Jenkins, the duo that helped lead Delaware to the 2003 NCAA I-AA national title. Bennett set a school single-season record with 1,625 yards and earned first team College Sports Television All-American honors in 2003 while Jenkins surpassed 2,000 yards for his career. Delaware ranked 20th in NCAA I-AA in rushing offense (207.63) and scored 43 touchdowns on the ground in the single-back offense.

WIDE RECEIVERS 14TH SEASON DELAWARE ‘00

In 2005, he coached third team All-American Omar Cuff, who ranked second in the Atlantic 10 and 20th in the NCAA I-AA with 109.5 yards per game. As a team, the Hens ranked third in the Atlantic 10 with 195.0 rushing yards per game.

Four-year Blue Hen standout and 1999 team captain Brian Ginn begins his 14th season with the Delaware staff in 2013 and his fifth as wide receivers coach. Ginn, 35, whose tenure as assistant coach is the longest on the current Blue Hen staff, has served in a variety of roles on the UD staff since his graduation in 2000. He was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach during the 2008 season when he took over after Kirk Ciarrocca, who had served in that role the previous six seasons before moving to Rutgers. Ciarrocca returned to the UD staff for one season in 2012 as running backs coach before taking the offensive coordinator position at Western Michigan following the 2012 season. Ginn returned to coaching the Blue Hen wide receivers in 2009, a position he held in 2006 and 2007. During his 19 seasons affiliated with the Delaware football program as a player and coach, Ginn has been a part of teams that have posted 15 win- Brian Ginn with wife, Rachele, and children Brayden, Addison, ning seasons, captured and Riley five conference titles, been named Lambert Cup champions six times, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in eight seasons. He played a big part in helping Delaware win the NCAA national title in 2003 and make title game appearances in 2007 and 2010 for then head coach K.C. Keeler. In 2010, his work with the receiving corps and All-American quarterback Pat Devlin helped Delaware post a 12-3 record, share the Colonial Athletic Association title, and advance to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision title game. The Hens ranked second in the CAA in scoring offense (27.9) and total offense (401.8), and third in passing offense (217.4). Five Delaware receivers caught at least 30 passes on the season. After serving as running backs coach for four seasons, he took over responsibilities as receivers coach in 2006 and 2007 and was instrumental in Delaware advancing to the NCAA title game in 2007 with a record of 11-4. The Hens also were named the ECAC Team of the Year and Lambert Cup Trophy champions. In 2007, Delaware led the CAA and ranked No. 11 nationally in passing offense at 289.5 yards per game. Aaron Love earned All-American honors in 2007 when he caught 73 passes for 1,009 yards and became Delaware’s all-time leading pass reception leader during the 2008 season.

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In 2006, Delaware’s offense also flourished, ranking in the top five in the conference and among the NCAA I-AA leaders in passing offense (253.0/2nd in Atlantic 10 Conference/9th in NCAA), total offense (356.6/5th/30th), and scoring offense (26.3/4th/30th). During the 2001 season, he coached the Delaware receivers and tight ends, including All-Atlantic 10 spread end and former New England Patriot Jamin Elliott, a sixth round NFL draft pick of the Chicago Bears. A four-year standout quarterback for the Blue Hens, Ginn earned his degree in consumer economics from Delaware in May, 2000. A native of Yorktown, Va., Ginn was a key member of Blue Hen teams that posted a four-year record of 34-14 and advanced to the NCAA I-AA playoffs. The 1997 squad advanced to the I-AA semifinals. After serving as a backup to All-East quarterback Leo Hamlett in 1996, Ginn took over the starting quarterback spot as a sophomore and led the Blue Hens to the 1997 NCAA I-AA semifinals. He threw for 1,681 yards and 14 touchdowns and ranked 10th nationally in passing rating for the season. He split time with All-American Matt Nagy as a junior in 1998 before suffering a season-ending broken leg in the third game of the season. As a senior captain in 1999, Ginn began the season as No. 2 behind Nagy but took over late in the season when Nagy was injured and threw for 997 yards and six touchdowns. He threw for a careerhigh 308 yards and three touchdowns in the season-ending loss to Villanova. For his efforts, he was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Outstanding Senior Offensive Player of the Year. For his career, Ginn threw for 2,839 yards and 22 touchdowns with just seven interceptions. He resides in Newark with his wife, Rachele, and their twin daughters, Addison and Riley. The couple welcomed a son, Brayden, in May, 2012.

The Brian Ginn File How You Say It: Hard G College: Bachelor of Science, Consumer Economics, University of Delaware, 2000 College Coaching Career: 2000: Graduate Assistant, University of Delaware 2001: Wide Receivers, University of Delaware 2002-05: Running Backs, University of Delaware 2006-07: Wide Receivers, University of Delaware 2008: Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks, University of Delaware 2009-12: Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers, University of Delaware 2013: Wide Receivers, University of Delaware Family: Wife, Rachele; Twin Daughters, Addison and Riley; Son, Brayden

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TONY LUCAS

DENNIS DOTTIN-CARTER

RUNNING BACKS FIRST SEASON COLUMBIA ‘03

DEFENSIVE LINE FIRST SEASON MAINE ‘03

Tony Lucas, a former Columbia University standout who spent the last two seasons on the football staff at Georgetown University, was hired as running backs coach at the University of Delaware in February, 2013.

Dennis Dottin-Carter, a standout player and most recently assistant coach at the University of Delaware’s Colonial Athletic Association rival University of Maine, was named the Blue Hens’ defensive line coach in February, 2013.

Lucas, a native of Bloomfield, Conn., was a standout defensive back at Columbia University and earned the team’s Maniatty-Remmer Unsung Hero Award. He earned his degree in economics in 2003 and later earned a master’s degree in economics at Trinity in 2010. He is currently pursuing a second master’s degree in education from Bowling Green.

Dottin-Carter, a native of Cambridge, Mass., earned his degree in kinesiology and physical education from the University of Maine following an outstanding playing career that saw him lead the Black Bears to Atlantic 10 (now Colonial Athletic Association) titles in 2001 and 2002. He was a first team All-Atlantic 10 selection as a linebacker and in 2002 when he also was named All-New England.

“Tony is a great addition to our staff,” said Delaware head coach Dave Brock. “He came highly-recommended from several people that I have worked with. I’m excited for him to inherit one of the most talented positions on this team.” Lucas began his college coaching career at NCAA III Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. as a graduate assistant and outside linebackers and served for two years during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. He then moved on to Bowling Green State where he was the staff’s Tony Lucas with wife, Sarita defensive quality control coach and assistant academic coordinator. He arrived at Georgetown in 2011 and spent the last two seasons there as the Hoyas’ running backs coach with head coach Kevin Kelly. Georgetown went 8-3 and rushed for an average of 147.5 yards per game in 2011 to rank second in the Patriot League. In 2012, the Hoyas ranked No. 3 in the Patriot League in rushing yardage with an average of 146.1 yards per game. “I consider it a privilege to join a program with such a rich tradition as the University of Delaware,” said Lucas, who resides in the Newark area with wife Sarita. “I am excited for the opportunity to add to the legacy of Delaware football.”

“We are excited to add Dennis to our staff,” said Delaware head coach Dave Brock. “Dennis is exactly what we are looking for in a defensive line coach. He brings energy and enthusiasm along with great experience in this league (Colonial Athletic Association) as both a coach and player.” Dottin-Carter began his coaching career with head coach Jack Dennis Dottin-Carter with girlfriend, Tanya Tavares Cosgrove at Maine in 2008 as tights ends coach and also led the fullbacks, running backs, defensive line, and special teams during his five-year tenure. He most recently served as Maine’s defensive line and special teams coach. During his tenure he has coached five all-conference players, including All-American fullback Jared Turcotte in 2008. Maine led the CAA in scoring defense (19.5 points per game) and was fourth in sacks (22) in 2012. “The University of Delaware has great football tradition,” said Dottin-Carter. “I was able to see that first hand as a player and later as an assistant coach at Maine. It is an honor to be able to work on this staff and to work with Coach Brock.”

The Tony Lucas File College: Bachelor of Science, Economics, Columbia University, 2003; Master’s Degree, Economics, Trinity College, 2010 College Coaching Career: 2008-09: Graduate Assistant/Outside Linebackers, Trinity College 2010: Defensive Quality Control Coach, Bowling Green 2011-12: Running Backs, Georgetown University 2013: Running Backs, University of Delaware Family: Wife, Sarita

The Dennis Dottin-Carter File College: Kinesiology and Physical Education degree, University of Maine, 2003 College Coaching Career: 2008: Tight Ends, University of Maine 2009-12: Fulbacks/Running Backs/Defensive Line/Special Teams, University of Maine 2013: Defensive Line, University of Delaware Family: Girlfriend, Tanya Tavares

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DEVIN FITZSIMMONS SPECIAL TEAMS/TIGHT ENDS FIRST SEASON BUCKNELL ‘05 Devin “Fitz” Fitzsimmons, who has coached with new University of Delaware head coach Dave Brock at both Kansas State and Rutgers, was named the Blue Hens’ special teams coordinator and tight ends coach in February, 2013. A native of New Orleans, Fitzsimmons played quarterback and wide receiver at Bucknell University and earned his degree in history with a minor in religion in 2005. As a player, he won the Bucknell Football Moxie Award for special contributions to the program in 2004. “We are excited to have Fitz join our staff here at Delaware,” said Brock. “I have had the opportunity to work with him in two of my previous stops. He is an excellent teacher and communicator. He will bring an attacking style of special teams that we are looking to play.” Fitzsimmons began his coaching career as quarterbacks coach at Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C. Devin Fitzsimmons with fiancée, Katie Kaschub and returned to his alma mater to work with receivers at Bucknell during the 2006 campaign. He moved on to Kansas State where he worked closely with Brock for two seasons, serving as an offensive assistant and as coordinator of football operations. He later worked at Virginia where he was a graduate assistant coach in 2009 and moved cross-state to Richmond for the 2010 campaign as tight ends coach. Fitzsimmons spent the 2011 season in the NFL with Indianapolis as offensive quality control assistant before returning to work with Brock at Rutgers during the recently completed 2012 season. “It is truly an honor to be able to work for the premier FCS program in the country,” said Fitzsimmons. “I have always admired and respected Delaware football and the way that they play the game. I am grateful to be here. I firmly believe in Coach Brock’s motto ‘Together We Will.’ I will do my best to be a part of that.”

Coaching Staff The Devin Fitzsimmons File College: History and Religion degree, Bucknell University, 2005 Coaching Career: 2005: Quarterbacks, Shaw University 2006: Wide Receivers, Bucknell University 2007-08: Offensive Assistant/Coordinator of Football Operations, Kansas State University 2009: Graduate Assistant, University of Virginia 2010: Tight Ends, University of Richmond 2011: Offensive Quality Control Assistant Coach, Indianapolis Colts 2012: Offensive Assistant Coach, Rutgers University 2013: Special Teams/Tight Ends, University of Delaware Family: Fiancée, Katie Kaschub

HENRY BAKER CORNERBACKS THIRD SEASON MARYLAND ‘03 Henry Baker, a standout player at the University of Maryland who most recently served as an assistant coach at East Stroudsburg (Pa.) University, was named cornerbacks coach at the University of Delaware in July, 2011. He arrived at Delaware after serving as defensive backs coach at East Stroudsburg (Pa.) in 2010 under Denny Douds, who had recently completed his 39th season as head coach at ESU in 2012. The Warriors allowed just 194.0 yards passing per game while registering a 130.5 defensive passing rating during the 2010 campaign. Prior to his one-year stint at ESU, Baker served two seasons under head coach Ralph Friedgen at Maryland, which included the 2009 Rowdy Humanitarian Bowl championship team which finished with an 8-5 record. He was the interim inside linebackers coach for the Terrapins’ bowl game and worked with the secondary, linebackers and special teams during his time in College Park. A four-year letterwinner and twoyear starter at defensive back at Maryland from 1994-97, Baker earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology in 2003 and is pursuing Henry Baker with wife, Theresa, and children Khari, a master’s degree in minority and Kaila, and Khloe urban education. Baker previously served as Maryland’s recruiting intern in 2001 and has high school coaching experience at Eastside High School in Paterson, N.J. (2003, 2005-06) and South Miami (Fla.) High School

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The Henry Baker File College: Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, University of Maryland, 2003 College Coaching Career: 2008-09: Inside Linebackers/Defensive Backs/Linebackers/Special Teams, University of Maryland 2011-Present: Cornerbacks/Special Teams, University of Delaware Family: Wife, Theresa; Children, Khari, Kaila, Khloe

Coaching Staff McEntire joined the Rutgers coaching staff in 2009 and worked in player development for the Scarlet Knights for two seasons before assuming the role of defensive assistant coach prior to the 2011 campaign. He worked closely with the head coach in all meetings and practices, assisted in game day preparation, aided in the organization of the scout team, and created weekly playbook and game plan handouts.

The Tom McEntire File College: Business Administration degree, Thiel College, 2006 College Coaching Career: 2006: Wide Receivers, Thiel College 2007: Running Backs, Thiel College 2008: Assistant Defensive Backs/Kick Returners, University of Maine 2009-10: Player Development, Rutgers University 2011-12: Defensive Assistant Coach, Rutgers University 2013: Safeties, University of Delaware Family: Single

TOM MCENTIRE

MIKE DONOVAN

SAFETIES FIRST SEASON THIEL ‘06

DEFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL COACH FIRST SEASON BENTLEY ‘11

Tom McEntire, who worked with University of Delaware football head coach Dave Brock in 2012 on the staff at Rutgers University, was named the Blue Hens defensive safeties coach in April, 2013.

Mike Donovan begins his first season on the University of Delaware football coaching staff in 2013 as defensive quality control assistant.

A 2006 graduate of Thiel College with a degree in business administration, McEntire brings seven years of coaching experience from the NCAA Division I FBS, Division I FCS, and Division III levels, including a one-year stint in the Colonial Athletic Association at the University of Maine.

A native of Stoughton, Mass., Donovan works on the defensive side of the ball while overseeing film breakdown and organizing official recruiting visits. He also works closely with offensive quality control coach Fritz Stueber.

“I’m thrilled for the opportunity for Tommy to join the staff,” said Brock. “Having worked with him at Rutgers gives me great insight into his talents and abilities. He played a tremendous part of one of the nation’s top-ranked defenses last season and he has worked with some great defensive coaches like (current Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach) Greg Schiano and Robb Smith who have taught him well. Tommy knows the value of preparation and I think he will do a great job for us here at Delaware.”

He earned his bachelor’s degree in corporate finance and accounting from Bentley (Mass.) College in 2011 and added a master’s degree in taxation from Bentley later that year.

A native of Greenville, Pa., McEntire played quarterback, running back, and wide receiver at Thiel College in Greenville, Pa. He was a four-year regular for Thiel, posting 92 receptions for 988 yards and five touchdowns and helping the team improve from a 3-7 mark in 2003 to an 11-1 record and berth in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs in 2005 when he caught 54 passes for 668 yards and three touchdowns. “I’m very excited to be reunited with Coach Brock and to be at a school with such a great football history,” said McEntire. “I’m looking forward to working with the high character student-athletes that the University of Delaware attracts and being part of the winning tradition.” He began his coaching career at Thiel, serving as wide receivers coach in 2006 and as running backs coach in 2007 with head coach Jack Leipheimer. McEntire then moved on to the University of Maine where he worked with head coach Jack Cosgrove during the 2008 season, serving as assistant defensive backs coach and coaching the kick returners. His main focus involved working with the safeties and scouting opponents. The Black Bears posted a record of 8-5 that season and advanced to the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Donovan began his coaching career at Stoughton (Mass.) High School where he served as defensive line and wide receivers coach in 2009. He served as a student coach at Bentley College where he worked with the wide receivers during the 2011 season. Most recently, Donovan served as assistant football operations coordinator and offensive intern at Harvard University in 2011-12.

The Mike Donovan File College: Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Finance and Accounting, Bentley College, 2011 Coaching Career: 2009-10: Defensive Line/Wide Receivers, Stoughton (Mass.) High School 2011: Student Coach, Wide Receivers, Bentley College 2012: Assistant Operations Coordinator/Offensive Intern, Howard University 2013: Defensive Quality Control Coach, University of Delaware

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FRITZ STUEBER

JERRY ORAVITZ

OFFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL COACH THIRD SEASON DELAWARE ‘11

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS 11TH SEASON

Frederick “Fritz” Stueber, a former member of the University of Delaware football squad, begins his third season on the University of Delaware football coaching staff and his second as offensive quality control assistant in 2013.

Gerald J. “Jerry” Oravitz has served in the University of Delaware athletics program since 1997, including the past 10 years as Director of Football Operations for the nationally-ranked Blue Hens program.

Stueber, who served as a student offensive intern for the Blue Hens in 2011, works on the offensive side of the ball while overseeing film breakdown and other duties. He also works closely with defensive quality control coach Mike Donovan.

In addition to his duties as Director of Football Operations, Oravitz also serves as an Adjunct Instructor in UD’s Sports Management program (since 2002). During his 16 years at UD, Oravitz has advanced from a graduate intern to Athletics Operations Associate, and to his current position of Director of Football Operations. Oravitz also served as Special Assistant to the Athletics Director from 2007-2009 under former Athletic Director Edgar Johnson.

Among his duties for the team in 2011 were signaling in plays from the sideline and also working with special teams units. He also served as a coach for several University of Delaware football camps held on campus each summer. A native of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Stueber joined the Delaware program as a walk-on running back and wide receiver prior to the 2008 season and was a three-year member of the squad. He battled injuries and left the team following the 2010 season. He was a member of the 2010 team that shared the Colonial Athletic Association title and advanced to the NCAA FCS championship game. Stueber, who is single and resides in Newark, earned his degree in organization and community leadership with a minor in coaching from the University of Delaware in 2012.

The Fritz Stueber File How You Say It: Stoober College: Organization and Community Leadership Degree, University of Delaware, 2012 College Coaching Career: 2011: Student Offensive Intern, University of Delaware 2012-Present: Offenseive Quality Control Coach, University of Delaware Family: Single

He was named Director of Football Operations in January, 2005 by then University of Delaware head coach K.C. Keeler. Oravitz, a 1984 graduate of Salisbury (Md.) University, is responsible for directing the day-to-day administrative functions of the football program which includes budget management, fundraising, staff supervision, strategic facility planning, contract negotiations, and coordinating on-campus recruiting as well as alumni affairs. Oravitz is also responsible for assisting the athletics director with football scheduling, as well as serving as the secondary sport administrator to the athletics director for football. He also collaborates with University departments to implement University program services for student-athletes and coaches. Oravitz earned his master’s degree in human services administration from Springfield (Mass.) College in 1998, and earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education, recreation, and leasure services from Salisbury (Md.) University in 1984. He also completed NACDA’s Sports Management Executive Program sponsored by the University of Notre Dame and the University of Texas in January, 2004. He served a graduate internship with the University of Delaware athletics department during the Spring of 1997. Oravitz was then named by UD as Athletics Operations Associate in 1997 where he served then 23 sport programs and head coaches, handling practice needs, game day needs, team travel, facilities operations, and football operations. While at UD, Oravitz has served as Tournament Director for the America East Baseball, Indoor Track & Field, Men’s Lacrosse, and Women’s Lacrosse championships hosted by the University of Delaware. He also served as the Tournament Director for the 2003 NCAA Division I-AA football committee as well as other post-season championship events. Additionally, Oravitz has served as a Board Member for the American Football Coaches Association Director of Football Operations committee. He also directs UD’s Bone Marow Drive each spring and currently directs UD’s CAA Blood Challenge, which Delaware claimed in both 2011 and 2012 for having the most donations from the community from among all CAA institutions. A former first team All-State baseball and All-Catholic League basketball player at St. Elizabeth’s High School in Wilmington, Del., Oravitz was also a four-year starter in baseball at Virginia Wesleyan College and Salisbury University. He was named co-captain at Virginia Wesleyan in 1983. Prior to joining UD, Oravitz was named the first director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Newark from 1993-97. He also served as director of the William Hicks Anderson Community Center for the City of Wilmington Parks & Recreation Department from 2000-2003. Oravitz remains active in the community, serving as a board of director for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Newark. In 2006, Oravitz assisted Keeler with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware Annual Fund which exceeded the goal of $750,000 by raising over $762,000. Oravitz and his wife Teresa, a graduate of Elizabethtown College (Pa.), reside in Bear, Del.

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DAVID BAYLOR

DR. ANDREW REISMAN

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COACH EIGHTH SEASON

ASSOCIATE AD/SPORTS MEDICINE EIGHTH SEASON

David Baylor, who spent 23 years with the Delaware State Police, will begin his eighth season with the University of Delaware football program as a personal development coach during the 2013 season.

Dr. Andrew Reisman begins his eighth year with the University of Delaware athletics staff as a sports medicine physician for the 2013-14 athletics season.

Baylor, a native of Wilmington, works closely with the Blue Hen football team, especially with freshmen and new student-athletes, in the areas of community service, personal development, leadership, and social responsibility. The position was developed by former Blue Hen football head coach K.C. Keeler.

In August, 2008, Reisman took over added responsibilities and was named Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine. He is one of the few physicians at the college level to hold this title. He oversees all functions of the UD sports medicine department.

A graduate of nearby St. Mark’s High School, Baylor enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a Naval Command investigator and as a Narcotics Detection K-9 handler before joining the Delaware State Police in 1982. While with the state police, Baylor rose from the rank of recruit Trooper to major and served in several capacities throughout his career, including Executive Protection detail with governors Mike Castle and Tom Carper, director of public information, assistant personnel director, troop commander of Troop 9 in Odessa, and as a field operations officer in New Castle County.

“This is an exciting new challenge,” said Reisman. “Concentrating the Sports Medicine Services into a defined section has allowed us to improve communication between our disciplines and improve the services that we provide to our student athletes.” He continues to be responsible for the medical care and treatment of all Blue Hens student-athletes, including traveling with the nationally-ranked UD football team. A native of Monsey, N.Y., Reisman earned his degree in chemistry from Haverford College in 1988 and earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester in 1992.

Baylor was born and raised in Wilmington, Del.. After graduating from St. Mark’s High school, he entered the U.S. Navy. During his military service, he was a Naval Command Investigator and Narcotics Detection K-9 handler.

Reisman served an internship and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medial Center in Lebanon, N.H. and at the University of Rochester. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship through the Christiana Care Health System.

On March 1, 1982, Baylor was appointed to the Delaware State Police. During his career, Baylor rose from the rank of Recruit Trooper to Major.

Reisman, who was named the Top Sports Medicine Physician in Delaware by Delaware Today magazine in 2003, worked six years as a physician at Casscells Orthopedics in Wilmington.

Baylor retired after 23 years of service with the state police and now serves as director of consumer affairs at N-K-S Distributors. In his current role, he works with educational institutions at all levels in the area of alcohol awareness and education and the prevention of underage drinking.

Reisman resides in North Wilmington with his wife, Darcy, their daughter, Ava, and son, Seth. Darcy is currently an assistant professor in the physical therapy department at the University of Delaware.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Wilmington College in 1997 and his master’s degree from the University of Phoenix in 2002. He is also a 1997 graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy in Quantico, Va. In addition to his career in law enforcement, Baylor has also served as an adjunct faculty member on the staffs of Delaware Technical and Community College and Wilmington College. He also has served as a member on the following Boards of Directors: The Catholic Youth Organization, St. Mark’s High School, Bear YMCA, the Delaware Mentor Program, and the Delaware Crime Stoppers Board.

DAN WATSON ASSOCIATE HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER 10TH SEASON Dan Watson begins his 10th season with his athletic training staff and his second as Associate Head Athletic Trainer at the University of Delaware in 2013-14. Watson, who works with all Blue Hen athletes, has primary duties with the nationally-ranked Blue Hen football team, assisting Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletic Training and Head Athletic Trainer John Smith. Watson earned his degree in athletic training with honors from the University of Delaware in 1995 after serving for three years as a athletic training student and working with the UD football, men’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, and baseball programs.

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Watson began his career at Hampden-Sydney (Va.) College as a graduate assistant in 1995-96 before moving on to Yale University in New Haven, Conn. where he served as assistant athletic trainer, working with the football, ice hockey, and track and field programs from 1996-99.

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While at Yale, he was active as medical coordinator with the National Youth Sports Program while providing free physicals to underprivileged children and also assisted at the Yale Physical Therapy Clinic where he designed and administered rehabilitation programs for the faculty, staff, and students.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING HEAD COACH THIRD SEASON

He moved on to the University of Virginia where he earned his master’s degree in education, athletic training, and sports medicine in 1996.

Watson moved on to Rutgers University in 1999 and served with the Scarlet Knights athletics program for five years before returning to Delaware. While at Rutgers, he worked with the men’s soccer, wrestling, baseball, and track and field programs and also had teaching duties within the athletic training field. As an undergraduate at Delaware, he earned the C. Roy Rylander Award as the Outstanding Senior Student Athletic Trainer. He has presented a variety of topics at numerous conferences, including at the NATA Annual Symposium. He previously served as Clinical Coordinator of the UD ATEP and is President Elect of the DATA. Watson and his wife, Minda, reside in Newark. They welcomed their first child, son Jude, to their family in the summer of 2011.

Brian Hess, who previously served as a strength & conditioning coach at Georgetown and Harvard, begins his third full season on the University of Delaware athletics staff and his first as head strength and conditioning coach in 2013-14. Hess, who joined the UD staff in the spring of 2011, with Augie Maurelli, who he worked under while at Georgetown. Maurelli was promoted from head strength & conditioning coach to associate athletic director of financial strategies and athlete performance at UD in March, 2012. At Delaware, Hess is responsible for the strength and conditioning efforts for Delaware’s 21 sports programs and nearly 600 student-athletes, designing and implementing strength and conditioning plans for all of the Blue Hen men’s and women’s athletic teams. His primary role will be working with the UD football squad. A native of Kingston, Mass., Hess earned his degree in applied exercise science from Springfield (Mass.) College in 2008.

JON BOONE ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER THIRD SEASON Jon Boone begins his third year on the University of Delaware athletic training staff and his first working primarily with the Blue Hen football program during the 2013 season. Boone spent the last two seasons as the head athletic trainer for the UD men’s basketball program. He earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training in 2008 from Delaware and his master’s degree in athletic training from the University of Kentucky in 2011 while working with the Wildcats football team. Boone has also worked in the National Football Leauge with the New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks as a seasonal assistant. A Dean’s List student at Delaware, Boone earned the Roy C. Rylander Most Outstanding Senior Athletic Trainer Award in 2008 and the Lee J. Hyncik Junior Athletic Training Award in 2007. A native of Milford, Del., Boone now resides in Newark.

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After beginning his college career at Trinity College, he moved on to Springfield and was a two-year starter at linebacker for the football team, registering 47 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, three sacks, and two forced fumbles as a senior in 2007 when he served as captain. As a junior in 2006, he recorded 42 tackles and two sacks and led the team to a record of 10-2 and a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament where the team advanced to the second round. He began his coaching career at the University of Iowa under head strength & conditioning coach Chris Doyle where he served as an intern in 2008. Hess then moved on to Georgetown where he worked one season in 2008-09 with Maurelli, serving as an intern and working with the football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, crew, and women’s lacrosse programs. He also designed and lead strength and conditioning programs for the field hockey and sailing teams. He earned his first full-time position at Harvard where he served as an assistant director of strength & conditioning the last two seasons in 2009-11 before arriving at Delaware. While at Harvard, he served as the second assistant for football and directed efforts for the track and field, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, women’s swimming, Nordic skiing, men’s and women’s water polo, fencing, and women’s tennis teams. Hess, who resides in Bear, Del., is a certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.

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Sr. • K/P • 6-1 • 195 Southampton, Pa. William Tennent At Delaware: One of the nation’s top all-around kickers • will handle Delaware kickoff and placekicking duties for third straight year and will backup redshirt freshman Eric Enderson on punting chores • named to The Sports Network Pre-Season 2nd team All-American squad • named to College Football Performance Award Watch List as one of the top placekickers in the nation • in 37 career games, has been perfect on extra points in his career, hitting on 62 of 62 attempts • has converted 33 of 43 (.767) career field goals • has accumulated 161 total points and has averaged 61.0 yards on kickoffs with 22 touchbacks • ranks No. 7 among active NCAA FCS kickers with 33 field goals and a .767 percentage • athletic player who is not afraid to make the tackle, making 13 during his two-year career • ranks No. 2 on UD career field goal list with 33 (8 shy of Jon Striefsky’s UD record of 41 in 2005-09) • field goal percentage of .767 ranks No. 3 all-time at Delaware • UD career leader with eight field goals over 40 yards, including a career-long of 48 yards • has kicked at least one field goal in six straight games entering 2013 season • 62 consecutive PAT is a school record • 161 career points ranks No. 7 all-time at UD (record if 263 by Sean Leach in 1994-97). 2012 Season: Enjoyed another outstanding season as a junior • Delaware’s leading scorer with 87 points on the season • converted all 33 extra point attempts and was 18 of 23 on field goals (.783) • was perfect on all 10 field goal attempts from 20 to 29 yards • led the Colonial Athletic Association in field goals made (18), kick scoring (7.9 points per game), field goal pct. (.783), and extra point pct. (1.000) • ranked No. 3 in the NCAA in field goals (18) and was 26th in field goal pct. (.764) • named CAA Special Teams Player of the Week and Beyond Sports Network Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Bucknell when he kicked four field goals • kicked at least one field goal in 10 games, including each of the last six games • tied his own school record with four field goals vs. Bucknell (41, 20, 32, 21) • kicked three field goals vs. William & Mary • tied school record with 15 points in early season win over William & Mary • kicked a career-long 48 yard field goal vs. William & Mary and also added a 47-yarder vs. Towson • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Stepped into starting placekicking role and was outstanding, earning first team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors • also handled kickoff duties for the second straight year • converted all 29 extra point attempts and 15 of 20 field goal attempts to ranks second on team with 74 points • only kicker in the CAA to convert every extra point attempt • led CAA in field goals made • ranked No. 12 in the nation in field goals made with 15 • led all CAA kickers with four tackles • named CAA Special Teams Player of the Week and Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week for season finale vs. Villanova • connected for two or more field goals in a game three times and tied a school record with four field goals each against Old Dominion and Villanova • converted four field goals vs. Villanova, including two in the final nine minutes to clinch season-ending 26-16 win • 14 points vs. Villanova was one shy of UD record • also scored 13 points by kicking vs. Old Dominion • 15 field

goals was fourth highest season total in UD history • had six field goals of 40 or more yards, including a career-long 47-yarder vs. Delaware State • only kicker in UD history with six field goals of 40 or more yards in a season • only Jon Striefsky (seven in 2006-09) has kicked more 40-yard+ fields goals in a career (7) than Baner • averaged 60.8 yards per kickoff and had two touchbacks • had two field goals blocked • also punted once during the season, getting off a 38-yarder from the end zone vs. Massachusetts • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Key member of Delaware special team unit that ranked sixth in the league in kickoff coverage • averaged 61.4 yards on 87 kickoffs • had nine go for touchbacks on the season, including a season-best three vs. Towson on Homecoming • had six total tackles on the year, including a solo stop on his first collegiate play in the season opener vs. West Chester • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Richmond • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS title game under Keeler. High School: Enjoyed an outstanding career at William Tennent High School where he was 20 of 24 on extra points and 2 of 4 on field goals over his final two seasons • had a 47-yard field goal and 15 touchbacks on kickoffs as a senior • averaged 41.3 yards per punt as a senior with a long kick of 67 yards • had 10 punts land inside 20-yard line as a senior • earned honorable mention All-State honors as a kicker and punter as a senior in 2009 • first team All-Suburban One selection at both positions as a senior • second team All-Suburban One and second team Bucks County Golden Team punter in 2008 as a junior • has earned Most Valuable Player honors at several kicking camps over the last two years. Personal: Sean Allen Baner (“bay-nur”) • business major at Delaware • born June 15, 1991 • son of Hal and Colleen Baner • big country music fan • has taken part in three Habitat for Humanity projects in Appalachia.

BANER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S PAT Made-Att. 2010 15/0 0-0 2011 11/0 29-29 2012 11/0 33-33 Totals 37/0 62-62 (1.000)

FGM-Att. 0-0 15-20 18-23 33-43 (.767)

Points 0 74 87 161

Long FG - 47 48 48

KO Avg. (TB) 61.4 (9) 60.8 (2) 60.5 (11) 61.0 (22)

Career-High Points: 15 vs. William & Mary, 2012 Career-High Field Goals: 4 vs. three teams (most recent vs. Bucknell, 2012) Long Field Goal: 48 vs. William & Mary, 2012 Career Tackles: 13

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Jr. • LB • 6-2 • 215 Charlotte, N.C. Providence At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad at linebacker • will be back at full strength after missing entire 2012 season with an injury • will battle for starting outside linebacker (Will) spot with senior David Mackall entering pre-season • did not take part in spring drills due to injury • has played in 11 career games and registered three tackles. 2012 Season: Did not see action after suffering injury in pre-season • retained sophomore eligibility • collected two tackles in spring game • switched number from 44 to 40 during the summer • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: One of just five true freshmen to see action in first collegiate season • played in all 11 games as a special teams coverage performer • collected three tackles, including two solo stops • had tackles in three consecutive games vs. Maine, William & Mary, and Massachusetts at mid-season • team went 7-4 under Keeler. High School: Played defensive back at Providence High School for head coach Randy Long • earned first team All-South Charlotte Area honors as

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a senior • earned All-Southeastern Conference 4A honors and was named the league’s Defensive Back of the Year • named team’s Defensive Back of the Year • collected 67 tackles, six tackles for loss, 10 pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two sacks, one fumble recovery as a senior • team was perennial state playoff contenders • National Honor Society student and a member of Future Business Leaders of America • also competed in basketball and track and field. Personal: Derek Thomas Battle • born May 2, 1993 • energy & environmental policy major at Delaware • son of Derek and Princess Battle • mother played college tennis at Morgan State and father played football at North Carolina A&T • has a younger sister.

citation in 2012 • aspires to work for ESPN • mother is an instructor for the First Tee of Delaware, a program that introduces the game of golf to inner-city youth • sister, Brittany Bell, played basketball at Delaware for two seasons in 2006-08 • uncle, Charles Caldwell, played college football.

NICK BOYLE Jr. • TE • 6-4 • 265 Wantage, N.J. High Point Regional

BATTLE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) 2011 11/0 3 (2) 2012 0/0 0 (0) Totals 11/0 3 (2)

TFL-Yards 0-0 0-0 0-0

Sacks-Yards PB 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0

Int. 0 0 0

FR/FF 0/0 0/0 0/0

Career Tackles: 1 vs. Maine, William & Mary, Massachusetts, 2011

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So. • WR • 6-0 • 185 Wilmington, Del. Salesianum At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a walk-on wide receiver • will add solid backup support to veterans Michael Johnson and Andrew Opoku at wide receiver (X) spot • caught three passes for 68 yards in the Blue-White Spring Game. 2012 Season: Saw first career action when he played backup role in second half in win over Rhode Island • did not record a statistic in only appearance of the season • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler • hauled in two catches for 24 yards in spring game. 2011 Season: Did not see action for the Blue Hens and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 for Keeler. High School: Standout in football and indoor and outdoor track & field at Salesianum School in Wilmington, Del • threeyear varsity standout in football as a wide receiver for head coach Bill DiNardo • led team to 10-2 record and a state title in 2009 and a 9-3 record and a berth in the state tournament as a senior in 2010 • team’s leading receiver his final two seasons • two-time all-conference selection • competed in sprint events in track & field for head coach Michael Losapio • served as captain and led team to state title as a senior in 2011 • President of the Minority Coalition at Salesianum • member of the Blue & Gold Club as part of the DFRC • honor roll student. Personal: Rickey “Rick” Bell • born Feb. 14, 1993 • son of Charma Bell • has two older sisters • communications major at Delaware • earned Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll 26

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At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad and a second-year starter as a junior • has emerged as one of the top tight ends in the Colonial Athletic Association • has good size • effective pass catcher who can be a punishing hitter after the catch • has played in 17 career games with 12 starts and recorded 22 receptions for 206 yards (9.4 avg.) and one touchdown • talented player who runs great routes • also has the ability to deep snap. 2012 Season: Enjoyed a breakout season for the Blue Hens as the team’s starting tight end • appeared in 10 games with seven starts and ranked fifth on the team in receiving with 20 receptions for 181 yards (9.1 avg.) to rank among the top tight end pass-catchers in the CAA • missed Bucknell game in September with an injury • enjoyed top career game late in season vs. Towson when he caught five passes for 63 yards • also had four catches for 45 yards vs. Delaware State and three for 24 yards against Rhode Island • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: One of just five true freshmen to see game action in their first collegiate season at Delaware • was expected to redshirt but was pressed into action in the fifth game of the season due to season-ending injury to Colin Naugle • appeared in seven games overall and started five of them, including contests vs. Maine in collegiate debut, Rhode Island, Towson, Richmond, and Villanova • caught two passes for 25 yards, including an 11-yard reception on his first play of his collegiate career vs. Maine • also hauled in a 15-yard touchdown reception from Tim Donnelly vs. Massachusetts • team went 7-4 under Keeler. High School: Played tight end and defensive line for head coach Jim Delane at High Point Regional High School • threeyear starter on both sides of the ball in football • earned first team all-conference honors on defense as a senior • served as team captain • set a school single season record with 10 sacks • led team to an 8-3 record in 2010 and led squad to a berth in the state semifinals • also a standout in basketball where he was a three-year starter and served as team captain • earned first team all-conference honors in 2011 and second team all-conference honors in 2011. Personal: Nicholas Ryan “Nick” Boyle • still undeclared on major • son of Harry and Susan Boyle • born Feb. 17, 1993 • youngest of four children • sister, Lauren, was a four-year starter in basketball at Muhlenberg (Pa.) College and sister, Kate, played soccer for two seasons at Susquehanna (Pa.) University • both parents are graduates of Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey • father is a dentist and mother is a physical therapist.

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Yards 25 181 206

Player Profiles Avg. 12.5 9.1 9.4

TD 1 0 1

Long 15 27 27

Career-High Receiving Yards: 63 yards vs. Towson, 2012

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Fr.r • OL • 6-5 • 305 Severn, Md. DeMatha At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as an offensive tackle • one of several top young linemen on the squad • big frame with good footwork and an outstanding athlete • among team’s biggest players at 6-5 and 305 lbs. • redshirt freshman who will battle for quality playing time and serve as backup to senior Erle Ladson at left tackle • another in a long line of DeMatha standouts to play at Delaware, including recent four-year UD starter Rob McDowell. 2012 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • served on scout team and gained praise from coaching staff for his outstanding potential • appeared on team’s two-deep lineup for most of the season but did not see game action • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Outstanding offensive tackle and guard at DeMatha Catholic High School for head coach Elijah Brooks • earned second team Big Schools All-State honors in 2011 and was a first team All-Prince George’s County and second team All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference pick as a senior • rated as the No. 45 top high school player in state of Maryland • started in the Crab Bowl and Chesapeake Bowl All-Star games • only lineman picked as a Top 10 performer in the Crab Bowl • team went 7-4 and lost in the semifinals of the conference playoffs in 2011 • served as team captain as a senior • also competed in lacrosse (long pole defense) and wrestling (heavyweight) at DeMatha • honor roll student. Personal: John Connor Bozick (“bo-zick”) • born Aug. 17, 1994 in San Diego, Calif. • son of Ken and Vickie Bozick • has an older sister • history education major at Delaware • grandfather, John Bozick, played football at Penn State; uncle, Bruce Bozick, played college football at Kentucky; and father played college football at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy • attended UD Football Camp.

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over starting strong safety spot with graduation of Tim Breaker • outstanding student • did not see action during spring due to an injury • changed number from 43 to 3 in spring • serves as one of 16 members of the UD football team’s Leadership Council. 2012 Season: One of just five true freshmen to see action for the Blue Hens • played in all 11 games as a backup safety and on special teams • recorded 12 tackles on the season, including three solo stops • had career-high five tackles at #6 Old Dominion in late October and also recorded three stops in career debut vs. West Chester • returned three kickoffs for 55 yards on the season (18.3 avg.), including a season-long 26-yarder vs. Rhode Island • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Outstanding athlete who played defensive back for head coach Jeff Webb at Fleming Island  High School • two-time All-State selection • two-time member of the Florida Times Union All-First Coast team • named to the Florida Times Union Super 24 Team as a senior • rated by Rivals.com as one of the top 160 players in the state of Florida • served as team captain and was voted team Most Valuable Player as a senior • intercepted 12 passes over his final two seasons, returning five for touchdowns • also returned five kickoffs and punts for touchdowns as a senior in 2011 • led team to a record of 21-4 over his final two seasons • .team went 12-1 and advanced to regionals in 2010 and posted a 9-3 record and advanced to the second round of the state tournament in 2011 • rated a 2-Star Prospect by Rivals.com. Personal: Craig Robert Brodsky (“brahd-ski”) • born June 3, 1993 in Jacksonville, Fla. • son of Rob and Dana Brodsky • has one younger sister • exercise science major at Delaware • outstanding student who earned Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll notice in 2012 • aspired to become a coach • father played college football at The Citadel in 1985-88 and two uncles also played at The Citadel • mother is a graduate of Clemson • attended UD Football Camp as a high school student.

BRODSKY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) 2012 11/0 12 (9) Totals 11/0 12 (9)

TFL-Yards 0-0 0-0

Sacks-Yards PB 0-0 1 0-0 1

Int. 0 0

FR/FF 0/0 0/0

Career-High Tackles: 5 vs. Old Dominion, 2012

So. • DB • 5-11 • 200 Orange Park, Fla. Fleming Island At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as defensive back • outstanding athlete who was one of just five true freshman to see action for the Blue Hens in 2012 • versatile performer who can play at both safety and the corner and also return kicks • has outstanding speed enters 2013 season project to take

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Sr. • TE • 6-4 • 255 Englewood, N.J. Hackensack (Rutgers)

At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the squad as a junior • returns to quarterback spot full-time after splitting duties between quarterback and tight end in 2012 • will enter pre-season as team’s No. 3 signalcaller behind returning veteran starters Trent Hurley and Trevor Sasek • among Delaware’s tallest players at 6-5 • enjoyed a solid outing in Blue-White Spring Game as he completed 9 of 20 passes for 128 yards • outstanding passer with great size and agility • has quick release and great touch on throws to go with his strong arm • can also hold on placements. 2012 Season: Did not see game action as a reserve tight end and quarterback • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler • was solid in spring game, completing 5 of 9 passes for 95 yards, including a 64yard touchdown pass to tight end Matt Rodriguez to open the scoring. 2011 Season: Saw action in one game, an early season win over Delaware State • completed all five of his pass attempts for 22 yards with a long completion of eight yards in a backup role • team went 7-4 under Keeler • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Grinder Awards for 2011-12 for showing consistent improvement. 2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year by coaching staff following the season • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game. High School: Played quarterback for head coach Jason Dukes at Alpharetta High School • completed 171 of 295 pass attempts (59 percent) for a school record 2,144 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior in 2008 • led Fulton County in passing • served as team captain • earned a spot on the North Fulton All-Star team • finished his career No. 2 all-time at Alpharetta High School in total offense • was quarterback champion and 7-on-7 champion at the Rivals.com NUC Combine in Atlanta on March 8, 2009 and at Rivals.com Ultimate 100 Combine for the Southeast Region on June 21, 2009 • rated as a top five quarterback at the Rivals.com Ultimate 100 National Top Prospect Camp on July 24, 2009 • involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes • was recruited by several NCAA FBS programs. Personal: Justin Michael Burns • criminal justice major at Delaware • career objective is to work in U.S. Military Special Forces and the FBI • son of Brent and Linda Burns • born June 20, 1992 • mother was All-SEC tennis player at Alabama • both parents are Alabama graduates • has a younger sister • avid fisherman. BURNS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Comp. 2011 1/0 5 Totals 1/0 5

MALCOLM BUSH

Int. 0 0

Long 8 8

At Delaware: Fifth-year senior and a second-year member of the squad • projected as team’s No. 2 tight end behind junior Nick Boyle entering the season • will also team with junior Ryan Cobb at the H-back position • has outstanding size and strength • expected to have an increased role in offense in second season • reunites with new Delaware head coach Dave Brock, who coached at Rutgers last season • switched number from 8 to 14 in off-season. 2012 Season: Joined program midway through pre-season camp in August after transfer from Rutgers • saw action in five games as a backup tight end • made Delaware debut in season-opener vs. West Chester and also saw action against Delaware State, Bucknell, Richmond, and Villanova • caught only pass of the season in early season win over Bucknell, gaining nine yards • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. At Rutgers: Three-year member of the Rutgers squad for head coaches Greg Schiano and former Delaware assisstant Kyle Flood • saw action in three games over two seasons. 2011 Season: Saw action in two games as a sophomore but did not record a statistic • team went 9-4 and defeated Iowa State in the Pinstripe Bowl for Schiano • had moved up to No. 3 tight end for new head coach Kyle Flood following spring drills in 2012. 2010 Season: Saw action in just one game as a redshirt freshman • played in win over Norfolk State on Sept. 2 • team went 4-8 under Schiano. 2009 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 9-4 and defeated Central Florida in the St. Petersburg Bowl under Schiano. High School: Standout at Piscataway High School for head coach Mike Miello • earned first team All-Bergen County honors by the Bergen Record and Newark Star-Ledger • caught 28 passes for 468 yards and five touchdowns as a senior • rated No. 18 prospect in New Jersey and No. 31 tight end nationally by Rivals.com • ranked as the No. 25 top prospect in New Jersey by SuperPrep Magazine • caught 17 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns as a junior • recorded 89 tackles on defense to go with six sacks and three fumble recoveries. Personal: Malcolm Jerrod Bush • born Feb. 28, 1991 • sociology major a Delaware.

BUSH’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Receptions 2012 5/0 1 Totals 5/0 1

Yards 9 9

Avg. 9.0 9.0

TD 0 0

Long 9 9

Career-High Receiving Yards: 9 vs. Bucknell, 2012

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Jr. • LB • 5-10 • 215 Decatur, Ga. Martin Luther King At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad at linebacker • will start at middle linebacker (Mike) for the second straight season in 2013 • undersized at 5-10 and 215 lb. but makes up for it with determination and a head for the game • could become one of the better linebackers in the Colonial Athletic Association as a

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junior • has played in 22 career games with 19 starts and recorded 105 tackles (63 solo stops), nine tackles for loss (27 yards), one sack, and two fumble recoveries • honor student • serves as one of 16 members of the UD football team’s Leadership Council • had four tackles in Blue-White Spring Game. 2012 Season: Enjoyed an outstanding sophomore season for the Blue Hens at linebacker • played in all 11 games and started 10 of them at middle linebacker • ranked second on the team in tackles behind All-American linebacker Paul Worrilow with 68 tackles, including 48 solo stops • also ranked second with 7.5 tackles for loss (27 yards) and also recorded a sack for 11 yards, a pass breakup, fumble recovery, and forced fumble • ranked No. 26 in the Colonial Athletic Association with 6.2 per game • came on strong at the end of the season, recording a career-high 10 tackles each vs. Richmond and Villanova • also had nine stops vs. Rhode Island (along with a forced fumble and fumble recovery), eight vs. New Hampshire, and seven against Towson • had 2.5 tackles for loss vs. Richmond and two against Rhode Island • recorded a sack against Richmond • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler • recorded one tackles in spring game. 2011 Season: Earned first letter as a true freshman • one of only five true freshmen to see action for the Blue Hens and the only one to start more than five games • played in all 11 games and started each of the final nine contests after taking over starting middle linebacker spot at the Delaware State game due to an injury to Jessel Curry • led all UD freshmen in tackles and ranked eighth on the squad with 37 tackles, including 15 solo stops • also had 1.5 tackles for loss and recovered a fumble • posted five or more tackles four times led by a career-high 10-tackle effort vs. Old Dominion • also made seven stops the next week vs. Maine and had five tackles each against Towson and Richmond late in the season • recovered a fumble vs. Villanova in the season finale • earned spot on Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll. High School: Played linebacker for head coach Mike Carson at Martin Luther King High School • earned first team All-State honors by the Associated Press as a senior • was a two-time first team All-Region 2 all-star and earned first team All-Dekalb County laurels both seasons • team captain who earned team’s community service award • led team and the state in tackles as a senior in 2010 with a school record 177 • set a school record with 19 tackles in one game • also had two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery • team went 8-4 in 2010, won the regional title, and advanced to the second round of the state tournament • served as Senior Class President • National Honor Society student • also competed in track and field as a shot putter and sprinter • also recruited by William & Mary, Pennsylvania, and Western Carolina. Personal: Patrick Demarcus Callaway • son of Patrick and Katrina Callaway • born Sept. 9, 1993 • honor student as a sport management major • served internship with the UD Athletics Marketing Office during 2012 Winter Session • one of team’s most active community service volunteers • has two older sisters • father played college basketball at Francis Marion College.

CALLAWAY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) 2011 11/9 37 (15) 2012 11/10 68 (48) Totals 22/19 105 (63)

TFL-Yards 1.5-1 7.5-27 9-28

Career-High Tackles: 10 vs. Richmond, Villanova, 2012

Sacks-Yards PB 0-0 0 1-11 1 1-11 1

Int. 0 0 0

FR/FF 1/0 1/1 2/1

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So. • DL • 6-3 • 235 Glen Ridge, N.J. Glen Ridge At Delaware: First-year member of the squad • will add solid support to Blue Hen defensive line as an end • joined team in spring • former member of the Blue Hen men’s lacrosse program • recorded two tackles in the Blue-White Spring Game. 2012 Season: Did not compete for the Delaware football team • competed for the Delaware men’s lacrosse team in 2012 and appeared in three games as a backup defender for head coach Bob Shillinglaw’s squad • recorded one groundball • team went 6-9 overall. 2011 Season: Did not see game action for the men’s lacrosse team as a true freshman and retained freshman eligibility • team went 11-7 and captured the Colonial Athletic Association and advanced to the NCAA Tournament under Shillinglaw. High School: Competed in lacrosse at Glen Ridge High School under coach Carl Houser • named first team all-conference and first team All-State in both 2009 and 2010 • named All-American in 2010 • played tight end and linebacker on the football team and was a first team all-conference selection in both 2009 and 2010. Personal: Anthony Troy Catalano (“cat-uh-lahn-oh”) • born July 7, 1992 • son of Tony and Corinne Catalano • leadership major at Delaware • works as a lacrosse coach during the summer • has an older sister • mother is a professor at Montclair State University • works for the Avalon (N.J.) Beach Patrol during the summer • both parents are graduates of Holy Cross • father played football at Holy Cross.

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Jr. • WR • 6-2 • 175 Hampton, Va. Bethel At Delaware: Third-year wide receiver and a two-year letterwinner for the Blue Hen football squad • has appeared in 15 career games with six starts at Delaware and has hauled in 25 passes for 248 yards (9.9 avg.) with a long catch of 25 yards • talented receiver who is among Hens’ top route runners • hoping for another injury-free season after missing most of first two seasons with injuries • projected to start season as Delaware’s No. 2 wide receiver at the A spot behind senior Rob Jones • a big-play threat who has the ability to make defenders miss • has tremendous work ethic on and off field • caught one pass for 15 yards and ran three times for 22 yards in Blue-White Spring Game. 2012 Season: Enjoyed his finest - and first injury-free - season at Delaware and was a key part of the Blue Hen passing game • ranked fourth among all Delaware pass catchers with 23 receptions for 232 yards (10.1 average) • also carried twice out of the backfield for eight yards • saw action in 10 games and started seven contests at wide receiver • started first five games of the season • played consistently all season, catching three or more passes five times during the season • had career-high five receptions for 24 yards vs. New Hampshire and also had three catches each vs. West Chester, Rhode Island, Old Dominion, and Towson • caught one pass for seven yards in 2012 Blue-White Spring Game • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Appeared in five games in a reserve role, seeing action vs. West Chester, Delaware State, William & Mary, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island • hauled in two catches for 16 yards • recorded one catch for 10 yards vs. West Chester and one catch for six yards vs. Massachusetts • team went 7-4 under Keeler. 2010 Season: Considered one of team’s top practice players but did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS

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national title game. High School: Played wide receiver and safety for head coach Jeff Nelson at Bethel High School • two-way standout who led squads to a three-year record of 23-12 and three playoff appearances • team went 10-2 his sophomore year and advanced to the second round of the playoffs • team went 7-5 his junior year and advanced to the second round • earned second team all-district honors as a wide receiver as a senior in 2009 • three-year starter who caught 47 passes for 706 yards and nine touchdowns • caught eight passes for 68 yards and a touchdown in 2007, 18 for 117 yards and two touchdowns in 2008, and 21 for 521 yards and six touchdowns this past fall • also a standout tennis player at Bethel High School • advanced to the district match qualifier for both singles and doubles during his career • National Honor Society student. Personal: Stephen Darnell Clark • born July 14, 1992 • wildlife conservation major at Delaware • would like to work at an endangered species reserve after graduation • son of Terry and Cynthia Clark • brother, Terry, played wide receiver at NCAA III Randolph-Macon (Va.) College • also has a younger brother • has worked at National 5 & 10 and at the Christiana Commons front desk during the summers • joins senior Erle Ladson as team representatives to the UD Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).

CLARK’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Receptions 2011 5/0 2 2012 10/6 23 Totals 15/6 25

Yards 16 232 248

Avg. 8.0 10.1 9.9

TD 0 0 0

Long 10 25 25

Career-High Receiving Yards: 43 yards vs. Old Dominion, 2012

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Jr. • TE • 6-1 • 235 Saddle River, N.J. Don Bosco Prep (Virginia) At Delaware: Third-year member of the Blue Hen squad as a junior • transferred from NCAA Division FBS University of Virginia to Delaware • hard-nosed player who adds solid support at tight end • will battle with senior Malcolm Bush for the No. 2 spot behind junior starter Nick Boyle • will also team with Bush to serve as Delaware’s H-back • over two seasons has played in 22 games with eight starts and caught 12 passes for 109 yards (9.1 avg.) • team’s Allstate Good Works Community Service Award nominee • serves as one of 16

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members of the UD football team’s Leadership Council. 2012 Season: Enjoyed a solid season as Delaware’s backup tight end behind Nick Boyle • played in all 11 games with seven starts at tight end • caught seven passes for 58 yards (8.3 avg.) with a long gain of 22 yards • also added one tackle • caught two passes for nine yards in his season debut and hauled in two passes for 13 yards in the home opener • also caught one pass each for 22 yards against William & Mary, seven yards vs. Old Dominion, and seven yards against Richmond • recorded a tackle vs. William & Mary • caught a pass for six yards in 2012 Blue-White Game. 2011 Season: Did not join team due to transfer until after training camp began in mid-August • broke into lineup right away and played in 11 all games and made three starts • was in the starting lineup for West Chester, Delaware State, and Old Dominion games when Hens started out in a two tight end set • backup behind senior starter Colin Naugle and true freshman Nick Boyle • caught five passes for 51 yards • made season-long catch for 20 yards against Villanova to set up late field goals that sealed the victory • caught two passes for 12 yards vs. Rhode Island • first career reception went for seven yards vs. Delaware State • also had 12-yard reception vs. Richmond • team went 7-4 under Keeler. At Virginia: Member of the University of Virginia squad as a true freshman in 2010 • played fullback and was projected as a tight end for 2011 before transfer to Delaware • team went 4-8 for head coach Mike London in 2010. High School: Standout at linebacker, defensive end, and tight end at national power Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J • played for head coach Greg Toal • led team to four straight state titles as squad went 47-1 during his career with three straight undefeated seasons • team won a USA Today mythical national championship in 2009 • earned all-league, all-county, and All-State honors • two-time Ridgewood News All-Suburban selection • four-year letterwinner • rated No. 71 inside linebacker in the nation by espn.com and No. 60 middle linebacker by scout.com • caught 30 passes for 505 yards and eight touchdowns, rushed for 44 yards, and posted 45 tackles and two interceptions as a senior • caught 30 passes for 407 yards and nine touchdowns and registered 47 tackles and nine sacks as a junior • also lettered three season in track & field • lettered in bowling where he earned all-county honors and finished 11th in the state as a senior • bowled a career-high score of 296 • National Honor Society student. Personal: Ryan Anthony Cobb • born Jan. 20, 1991 • son of Ed and Diane Cobb • has two older brothers • economics major with a minor in Spanish at Delaware • one of the team’s most community service-oriented players • nominated for the AllState Good Works team for community service • among his projects are working with the Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry, Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Clubs, and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital • older brother, Christopher, attended the U.S. Naval Academy and was a member of the crew team and led the squad to two national championships • enjoys boating and fishing in his spare time • avid bowler who has registered a 300 game and an 800 series • father was a Navy SEAL.

COBB’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Receptions 2011 11/3 5 2012 11/5 7 Totals 22/8 12

Yards 51 58 109

Career-High Receiving Yards: 22 vs. William & Mary, 2012

Avg. 10.2 8.3 9.1

TD 0 0 0

Long 20 22 22

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SAM COLLURA

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So. • OL • 6-4 • 280 Elkridge, Md. DeMatha (Pitt)

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So. • WR • 6-1 • 195 Downingtown, Pa. Bishop Shanahan

At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad after transfer from the University of Pittsburgh • was projected to play a key role as a backup or battle for a starting spot for the Blue Hens but suffered an injury in spring practice and will miss the entire 2013 season • athletic lineman who can play guard and tackle • will have three years of eligibility when he returns in 2014. 2012 Season: Transfered to Delaware after one season at Pitt • saw action in two games to earn first letter • had an injury-plagued season but played during the second half in victories over William & Mary and Rhode Island • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Hair on Fire Awards for 2011-12 for showing the most intensity in drills • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. At Pittsburgh: Attended University of Pittsburgh for one year • member of the football team in 2011 for head coach Todd Graham but did not see game action • team finished 6-7 and lost to SMU 28-6 in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala. High School: Rated one of the top 20 football prospects in the state of Maryland by Rivals.com • two-way starter at DeMatha for head coach Bill McGregor, the same school that produced recently graduated offensive lineman Rob McDowell • as a senior in 2010, compiled 86 tackles and 12 sacks at defensive end and had 14 receptions for 287 yards (20.5 avg.) and five touchdowns at tight end • compiled 28 catches for 581 yards (20.8 avg.) and eight TDs for his career • two-time All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) • All-Prince Georges County • helped team to a 9-3 mark and second consecutive berth in the WCAC championship game • DeMatha went 31-5 (.861) during his three varsity seasons • rated one of the top 50 prospects in the Mid-Atlantic region by SuperPrep • rated a 3-Star Prospect by Rivals.com. Personal: Samuel John “Sam” Collura (“kuh-lore-uh”) • son of Joseph and Kelly Collura • born May 25, 1993 • business major at Delaware.

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CHRIS CORDIVARI

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So. • OL • 6-3 • 255 Mechanicsburg, Pa. Cumberland Valley (Pitt) At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad after transfer from the University of Pittsburgh • will add solid backup support to an offensive line that returns five starters, including All-Colonial Athletic Association standouts Bobby Kennedy and Brandon Heath • projected to be top backup to returning starter JD Dzurko at left guard. 2012 Season: First-year member of the team • did not join squad until pre-season drills in August • backup lineman who did not see game action • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. At Pittsburgh: Attended University of Pittsburgh for one year • backup center for the football team in 2011 for head coach Todd Graham but did not see game action • team finished 6-7 and lost to SMU 28-6 in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala. High School Honors: Three-year standout at Mechanicsburg High School where he was a starting offensive lineman for head coach Tim Rimpfel • led team to a three-year record of 39-7 • team captured two league championships and avanced to the district playoffs, winning title in both 2009 and 2010 • earned first team All-State honors as a senior • also was selected to the Harrisburg Patriot-News All-Area team and tothe all-conference squad. Personal: Andrew John Consevage (“con-savage”) • born Dec. 31, 1992 • son of John and Terri Consevage • biological sciences major who aspires to be a physician • one of four children • father is an attorney and mother is a teacher.

At Delaware: Third-year player at Delaware as a walk-on • will add depth to wide receiver position while also providing kick coverage on special teams • projected as the team’s No. 3 receiver at the Z position behind Mike Milburn and Jerel Harrison • one of 16 members of the team’s Leadership Council • two-time member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • caught two passes for 19 yards in Blue-White spring game. 2012 Season: Saw first collegiate action as a Blue Hen • appeared in 10 games as a special teams player and as a backup wide receiver but did record a reception or tackle • did not play vs. New Hampshire • named to the CAA Academic Honor Roll • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Did not see action for the Blue Hens and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under Keeler • member of the CAA Academic Honor Roll. High School: Standout in football and lacrosse at Bishop Shanahan High School • four-year starter in football for head coach Paul Meyers • threetime All-Ches-Mont league selection • won school’s Pete Bruni Award as the top two-sport athlete • played in 2011 Valor Bowl • long stick midfielder in lacrosse • team captain • earned All-Ches-Mont league and All-Chester County honors as a senior • National Italian Honor Society • honor roll. Personal: Christopher Ryan “Chris” Cordivari (“core-duh-vary”) • born Nov. 19, 1992 • son of Dave and Sue Cordivari • one of three children • honor student as a management information systems major with a minor in international business with languages at Delaware • two-time CAA Academic Honor Roll recipient • owns the team’s highest grade point index • has worked as a landscaper and at a steakhouse during the summer • last summer worked with Giunta Enterprises property management and as a strength and conditioning coach at the Titus Sports Academy • enjoys snowboarding and the beach • older brother, Greg, played quarterback for NCAA Division III Catholic University • father is a graduate of Drexel.

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BEN CURTIS

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So. • OL • 6-5 • 290 Columbia, Md. Calvert Hall At Delaware: Third-year member of the Blue Hen squad and one of five returning starters on the Delaware offensive front • projected to begin season as the starter at right tackle • has shown continued improvement throughout his three-year career and has added nearly 25 pounds to his frame since last season • enjoyed an outstanding spring and was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club’s Most Improved Offensive Player for spring drills. 2012 Season: Earned first letter as a key member of the Blue Hen offensive front • saw action in eight games with five starts • opened the season as a backup at offensive tackle, but moved into the starting spot at right tackle for the final five games when Brandon Heath moved over to center due to injury to Jake Geiser • team averaged 25.4 points per game with Curtis as a starter • team finished 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Did not see game action as a backup offensive tackles and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under Keeler. High School: Two-way lineman for head coach Donald Davis at Calvert Hall College High School • played at Cardinal Gibbons High School as a junior • earned second team All-State and first team All-Metro honors as a senior in 2010 • two-time first team all-conference selection on the offensive line • named to Baltimore Touchdown Club Super 22 Team as a junior • led Calvert Hall to 11-1 record, the MIAA conference title, and a No. 1 ranking in the state of Maryland last fall • team had four All-State, four All-Metro, and 10 all-conference players • led Cardinal Gibbons to a record of 7-4 in 2009 as a junior • played in the Crab Bowl and the Chesapeake Bowl All-Star Games this past summer • also played basketball for two seasons at Cardinal Gibbons and helped team win MIAA title as a freshman • honor roll student • also had offers from Duke, James Madison, Marshall, Towson, and New Mexico State. Personal: Benjamin Howard “Ben” Curtis • born Jan. 5, 1993 • criminal justice major at Delaware • son of Laurie (Governor) Curtis and the late Benjamin Curtis • has a younger sister • mother is a member of the University of Richmond Athletics Hall of Fame as a former basketball standout • mother is a realtor and a faculty manager • enjoys basketball and listening to music in his spare time.

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MARK DOE

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Fr.r • DB • 5-9 • 160 Collingdale, Pa. Academy Park At Delaware: Second-year team member who is expected to play a key role in a Delaware defensive secondary that lost three starters to graduation • projected to start season as backup left cornerback behind All-CAA senior Travis Hawkins • could also play a key role on special teams • speedster who made the move from wide receiver to defensive back in spring drills • made smooth transition and enjoyed a solid spring • led all players in the Blue-White spring game with nine tackles, including five solo stops • one of the team’s fastest players. 2012 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • played wide receiver on scout team • team finished 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Standout wide receiver and defensive back for head coach Jason Voshyski at Academy Park High School • honorable mention All-State selection by Pennsylvania Football News as a defensive back in both 2010 and 2011 • earned All-Del Val Conference honors all three varsity seasons, earning first team all-purpose honors on offense and defense in 2011, first team honors on defense in 2010, and honorable mention honors at wide receiver and defensive back in 2009 • earned first team All-Delaware County honors on defense in 2011 and honorable mention notice in 2010 • named Academy Park High School team Most Valuable Player as a senior • as a senior, posted 77 tackles and three sacks and returned four of his five interceptions for touchdowns, caught 13 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 632 yards and eight touchdowns • for his career, registered 165 tackles, six sacks, seven interceptions (six for touchdowns), 42 receptions for 790 yards and six touchdowns, and rushed for 964 yards and nine touchdowns • team went 8-4 in 2011 and advanced to regional quarterfinals • also competed in track & field. Personal: Mark W. Doe • born Jan. 27, 1994 in Monrovia • son of James and Comfort Doe • oldest of four children • psychology major at Delaware • would like to become a doctor in the field of clinical psychology • father is a graduate of Delaware’s rival Villanova University.

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Jr. • OL • 6-3 • 290 North Wales, Pa. North Penn At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the squad and a two-year letterwinner • will start for the second straight season at left guard • gives Delaware one of the most experienced offensive line units in the country with five starters returning • one of the team’s most athletic and versatile offensive lineman • can also play center • has quick feet for his size. 2012 Season: Moved into starting spot on Delaware offensive front and enjoyed a solid season at left guard • replaced All-American and current Baltimore Raven Gino Gradkowski • joined Brandon Heath and Erle Ladson in starting all 11 games on the offensive front • helped Delaware’s offense average 26.6 points and 342 yards per game • team scored 26 or more point six times • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Appeared in five games for the Blue Hens as a backup offensive lineman • also saw action on kickoff return team as deep blocker • team went 7-4 under Keeler. 2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Standout offensive lineman at North Penn High

Blue Hen Football

Player Profiles

ERIC FARKAS

School for head coach Dick Beck • Big 33 selection • team captain • consensus second team All-State pick this season • first team AllSoutheast Pennsylvania selection by the Philadelphia Inquirer • named first team All-League Suburban One Continental • selected North Penn’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman • served as team captain in 2009 • North Penn went a combined 27-2 during the last two seasons, advancing to the 2008 state semifinals and the 2009 state quarterfinals • team was nationally ranked by USA Today • two-year member of the wrestling team. Personal: John Dean “JD” Dzurko (“zurko”) • history education major at Delaware • son of John and Laurie Dzurko • born July 14, 1992 • keeps teammates on their feet as an avid fan of obscure movie and television quotes.

ERIC ENDERSON

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So. • DB • 6-0 • 195 Heathrow, Fla. Seminole

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Fr.r • P/K • 6-1 • 210 Hampton, Va. Phoebus At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as a redshirt freshman • will play a key role on special teams for the Blue Hens this fall as the projected starter at punter • outstanding athlete who takes over for two-year starter Rauley Zaragoza, who averaged 38.8 yards per punt in 2012 • can also offer solid backup support to All-American candidate Sean Baner on placements and on kickoffs • averaged 39.0 yards per kick on nine punts in the Blue-White spring game. 2012 Season: Served as a backup kicker and punter but did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • earned a spot on the Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • team finished 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Enjoyed an outstanding career as a placekicker, punter, and quarterback for head coach Stan Sexton at Phoebus High School • three-year starter • one of the top kickers in the state • earned All-State, All-region, and All-district squads all three seasons as a kicker and punter • led team to a 13-2 record and No. 6 ranking in the state in 2011 when the team won its fourth straight state title • threw a 50-yard touchdown pass in the state title game to put Phoebus up for good • team won 45 straight games at one point during his career • also played soccer for three varsity seasons and was a member of the swimming team as a sophomore • three-year starter on defense in soccer • earned honorable mention all-league honors in soccer as a junior • National Honor Society student • served as vice president of National Honor Society, earned Math Honor Society honors, and earned straight A’s as a senior. Personal: Eric Scott Enderson • born Apr. 20, 1994 • son of Mark and Kim Enderson • has one older brother • honor student as a communications major at Delaware • father is a graduate of Delaware rival William & Mary.

At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad who will be looking to see first career action this fall after missing all of last season with injuries • versatile player who adds depth to a defensive secondary unit that lost three starters to graduation • projected to start season as the No. 3 strong safety behind Craig Brodsky and Blair Menefee • also will be expected to lend support on special teams • sat out of spring drills due to injuries • can also fill in as an emergency punter if needed. 2012 Season: Was projected to play a key backup role in Delaware defensive secondary but was plagued by injuries and did not see game action • enjoyed an outstanding spring and had five tackles in the Blue-White spring game • earned spot on Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under Keeler • member of the CAA Academic Honor Roll. High School: Standout who played safety, kicked, and punted for head coach Mike Cullison at Seminole High School • four-year varsity standout • earned first team All-Central Florida as a defensive back and punter in 2010 • second team U.S. Air Force All-American as a punter • named to Orlando Sentinel Central Florida Top 60 (#21) and Florida Top 100 (#76) • selected to play in Central Florida East-West All-Star Game • also two-time winner of conference scholastic award • recorded 206 tackles and 15 interceptions during his career while hitting on 128 of 137 extra points • averaged 47.3 yards per punt as a senior when he had 50 touchbacks on 70 kickoffs • led team to the Florida 6A state championship in 2008 and to the semifinals in 2010 and quarterfinals in 2009 • also a three-year varsity standout in soccer • earned all-county honors • National Honor Society student • volunteer at West Sanford Boys and Girls Club • also had offers from Connecticut and Mississippi. Personal: Eric Charnin Farkas • born Dec. 16, 1992 • son of Allen and Wendy Farkas • honor student as a marketing major at Delaware with a minor in leadership • has a younger sister • both parents are graduates of University of South Florida.

BRANDON FAVRO

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So. • RB • 5-9 • 175 Egg Harbor Twp., N.J. Egg Harbor Twp.

At Delaware: Second-year member of the team as a walk-on • can play both running back and wide receiver and will add solid depth to the Blue Hen backfield led by All-American Andrew Pierce • could also add support on special teams • saw extensive action during spring drills • rushed for 17 yards in Blue-White spring game. 2012 Season: Did not see game action as a walk-on running back and wide receiver • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Played four seasons of football at Egg Harbor Township High School for head coach Anthony Derosa • played wide receiver • Varsity Scholar • member of German National Honor Society. Personal: Brandon A. Favro • born Aug. 7, 1971 • son of Melissa Link • economics major at Delaware • hobbies include drumming and other musical projects • mother serves in the U.S. Army Reserves.

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SAM FELECCIA

Player Profiles

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Jr. • TE • 6-3 • 215 Ambler, Pa. LaSalle At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the squad who hopes to bounce back from injury suffered in 2012 spring game that forced him to miss the entire season due to surgery • athletic sophomore who will add depth to the tight end position behind returning starter Nick Boyle and top backups Ryan Cobb and Malcolm Bush • talented athlete with great hands and good balance. 2012 Season: Did not see game action in third season with the Blue Hens due to an injury • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Saw action in one game for the Blue Hens as a redshirt freshman • made career debut in second half vs. Delaware State but did not catch a pass • team went 7-4 under Keeler. 2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Played tight end and wide receiver for head coach Drew Gordon at La Salle High School • led team to Pennsylvania state AAAA (Big School) title as a senior • led team to Philadelphia Catholic League titles in 2008 and 2009 and the District 12 championship this past fall • enjoyed an outstanding career that saw him post 130 receptions for 2,522 yards and 20 touchdowns • two-time All-State selection, earning first team honors in 2009 when he was ranked as the No. 1 wide receiver in Southeast Pennsylvania • three-time All-Catholic League pick • earned first team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania in 2008 and all-city in 2009 • Big 33 game nominee • named to the Philadelphia Catholic League All-Decade team • also played basketball and led team to 22-1 record in 2007-08 as a small forward • earned All-Catholic League honors in track and field in 2007. Personal: Samuel Aloysius “Sam” Feleccia (“fuh-leesha”) • marketing major at Delaware • son of Ron and Mary Feleccia • born Oct. 10, 1991 • has an older brother and younger sister • cousin, Brad Feleccia, played basketball at Fairfield • uncle, Jim Coffey, played football at Thiel College.

baseball squads • played tight end and quarterback and was a deep snapper in football for head coach Bob Coffey • team captured the state title in 2008 • three-year starter in first base and pitcher in baseball and led team to a 13-5 record his final season • played forward in basketball and led team to a 19-4 record in his only season as a senior • National Honor Society student. Personal: Joseph Anthony “Joe” Fortunato • born Apr. 7, 1974 • son of Joe and Barbara Fortunato • has one younger brother • business major • stocks shelves during the summer • enjoys fishing and playing basketball in his spare time.

JOE FURLONG

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Jr. • WR • 6-2 • 210 Audubon, N.J. Audubon

JOE FORTUNATO

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So. • TE • 6-2 • 230 Linwood, N.J. Mainland Regional At Delaware: Sophomore who returns for second season as Delaware’s deep snapper on punts • will work with first-year punter Eric Enderson • will also serve as backup short snapper for second straight season behind veteran Ed Herr • can also play tight end • caught one pass for seven yards in Blue-White spring game. 2012 Season: Played a key role on Blue Hen special teams as a true freshman • earned the deep snapping duties in pre-season camp and played in all 11 games • also served as backup short snapper behind Ed Herr • teamed with punter Rauley Zaragoza as Delaware averaged 38.8 yards per punt and had just one kick blocked in 49 attempts • recorded tackles on punt coverage vs. Maine and New Hampshire. High School: Three-sport athlete at Mainland Regional High School where he competed for the football, basketball, and

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At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the squad as a walk-on • junior who will add support to the Blue Hen wide receiver corps. 2012 Season: Backup wide receiver • saw first action of career when he played in second half of late season win over Rhode Island • did not record a statistic • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Backup wide receiver as a redshirt freshman • did not see game action • team went 7-4 under Keeler. 2010 Season: Backup wide receiver • did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 12-3 and advanced to the NCAA FCS national championship game under Keeler. High School: Three-sport standout in football, basketball, and baseball at Audubon High School • attended same high school as former Delaware All-American quarterback and current Baltimore Ravens star Joe Flacco • played wide receiver, tight end, defensive end, and linebacker for head coach Ralph Schiavo in football • did not play football as a senior after breaking his arm for a second time • three-year letterwinner in football and team captain as a senior • played forward in basketball and was a two-year letterwinner and senior captain • played outfield, first base, and pitcher in baseball • two-year letterwinner and captain as a senior • earned first team all-conference honors and led team to state final • Spanish and math National Honor Society. Personal: Joseph Ryan “Joe” Furlong, Jr. • born Sept. 18, 1991 • son of Joe and Jen Furlong • exercise science major with a minor in strength & conditioning • oldest of our children • father is a former New Jersey state trooper • enjoys reading and music in his spare time • cousin, Brandon Hill, plays quarterback for former Delaware rival Massachusetts • cousin, Jim Ryan, played professional football for the Denver Broncos.

Blue Hen Football

KHALIQ GATSON

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Fr.r, • DB • 6-0 • 190 New Castle, Del. William Penn At Delaware: Second-year player as a walk-on • will add depth to a defensive secondary that lost three starters from last year’s team • projected to start season the No. 3 free safety behind starter Jake Giusti and senior Kivar Thurman • could also add solid support on special teams • enjoyed an outstanding Blue-White spring game performance as he collected eight tackles (five solo) and intercepted a pass and returned it 10 yards. 2012 Season: Did not see game action in first year at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility • played defensive back on scout teams • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Competed in football and basketball at William Penn High School • two-year starter in football for head coach Bill Cole • played free safety, wide receiver, and quarterback during his career • led team to a 6-4 mark as a senior • earned second team All-Blue Hen Conference honors as a senior in 2011 and third team all-conference honors as a junior in 2010 • two-year starter in basketball as a guard and forward • led team to a two-year record of 26-14 • National Honor Society student. Personal: Khaliq (“kuh-leek”) J. Gatson • born Dec. 27, 1993 • son of Kenneth and Laishan Gatson • oldest of three children • computer engineering major at Delaware.

KYLE GAYLE

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Jr. • LB • 6-2 • 220 Montclair, N.J. Montclair At Delaware: Fourth-year veteran who will battle for increased playing time at outside linebacker while continuing to be one of Delaware’s top special teams players • two-year letterwinner • begins season projected as the No. 2 outside linebacker (Sam) behind sophomore and 2012 CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year Jeff Williams • for his career, has appeared in 15 games with one start and recorded 17 tackles (eight solo) and one tackle for loss • outstanding athlete who can rush the passer and also drop back in coverage • did not participate in spring drills due to injury. 2012 Season: Enjoyed his best season with the Blue Hens as a sophomore linebacker and special teams player • appeared in 10 games and earned his first career start in late season game at Richmond • did not play vs. Bucknell due to an injury • recorded16 tackles on the season, including eight solo stops • posted a career-high four tackles vs. Richmond and added three each in late season games against Towson and Old Dominion • had tackle for loss against Towson • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week vs. William & Mary and Old Dominion • had a solid spring and recorded four tackles in Blue-White spring game • switched number from 52 to 32 prior to the season • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Saw action in the first three games of the season as a special teams contributor but missed the remainder of the season with injuries • made one tackle against Navy • team went 7-4 under Keeler. 2010 Season: Started the season on a promising note by playing in the first two games vs. West Chester and South Dakota State before he was sidelined with an injury for the remainder of the year • saw game action primarily on special teams • did not accumulate any statistics • retained freshman eligibility • member of a Delaware defense led the nation in scoring defense

at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game) • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, linebacker, safety, and quarterback at Montclair High School under head coach Ed Lebida • twice named first team All-State Group 4 • selected first team AllEssex County on defense • named Montclair’s Offensive Player of the Year and Team Most Valuable Player in 2009 • also served as team captain • earned Volken Spirit Award in 2008 • scored 11 touchdowns during senior season • amassed 410 receiving yards, 53 tackles, and two interceptions • ran for 254 yards and four touchdowns during his final Thanksgiving game • also was a three-year starter on the baseball team, and competed for the track team as a senior • peer leader in high school. Personal: Kyle Christopher Gayle (“gail”) • fashion merchandising major at Delaware • son of Lonnie and Lovette Gayle • born Jan. 21, 1992 • has two older sisters • enjoys music, writing songs, and surfing in his spare time • uncle, Earl Vaughn, played football at Syracuse • cousin, Justin Wortham, played football at North Carolina State.

GAYLE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) 2010 2/0 0 (0) 2011 3/0 1 (0) 2012 10/1 16 (8) Totals 15/1 17 (8)

TFL-Yards 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-1

Sacks-Yards PB Int. 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0

FR/FF 0/0 0/0 0 0/0

Career-High Tackles: 4 vs. Richmond, 2012

KARON GIBSON

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So. • DL • 5-10 • 285 Sicklerville, N.J. Woodbury At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as a defensive tackle • has outstanding size and strength and is an effective run blocker • will see quality playing time on the Delaware defensive front and will battle junior Logan Shultz and former starter Irv Titre for starting spot • led the Blue team with four tackles, including two solo, and one tackle for loss in Blue-White spring game. 2012 Season: Enjoyed a solid

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season at defensive tackle for the Blue Hens as a true freshman • one of five true freshmen to see action for the Blue Hens during the season • competed in camp as a preferred walk-on and made an immediate impact • played in all 11 games and earned first start in only his second career game in victory over Delaware State • recorded 17 tackles on the season, including four solo stops • also recorded 2.5 tackles for losses of 14 yards and a half-sack for eight yards • stood out in two games, recording seven tackles in a near-upset over Old Dominion late in the season and registering six tackles in his collegiate debut against West Chester • had a half-sack vs. Richmond • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Began his high school career at Woodbury High School before finishing a post-graduate season at The Peddie (N.J.) School • played for head coach Zach Valentine at Woodbury and for head coach Frank Delaurentis at Peddie • four-year starter at defensive tackle and fullback at Woodbury in 2007-10 • led team to four-year mark of 35-9, including an 11-1 record in 2009 when team won the state championship • four-time all-conference selection • started at defensive tackle and fullback at Peddie in 2011 and lead team to 5-5 mark. Personal: Karon (“kuh-ron”) G. Gibson • born March 11, 1993 • son of Dywanta Hightower and Raymond Gibson • one of six children • has not declared a major • enjoyed cooking, video games, and playing basketball in his spare time.

GIBSON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) 2012 11/1 17 (4) Totals 11/1 17 (4)

TFL-Yards 2.5-14 2.5-14

Sacks-Yards PB Int. 1-8 0 0 1-8 0 0

FR/FF 0 0/0

Career-High Tackles: 7 vs. Old Dominion, 2012

JAKE GIUSTI

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Sr. • DB • 5-11 • 190 Neptune Beach, Fla. Fletcher At Delaware: Veteran defensive back and one of the Blue Hens’ most experienced players on the defensive side of the ball • third-year starter who will again man the free safety position for Delaware • his leadership will be key as the Blue Hens must replace three starters in the secondary • three-year letterwinner who has appeared in 36 career games with 11 starts and registered 101 tackles (73 solo), 2.5 tackles for loss, 10 pass breakups, one interception, three fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble • can also be a key member of Blue Hen special teams unit • one of the most athletic players on the team • outstanding speed and quickness

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• serves as one of 16 members of the UD football team’s Leadership Council. 2012 Season: Enjoyed his finest season for the Blue Hens as he played a key role for an experienced secondary • played in all 11 games and started eight contests at free safety, including each of the final seven games • ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 63, including 44 solo stops • led team with nine pass breakups and also added two tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, and one forced fumble • ranked No. 6 in the Colonial Athletic Association with 10 passes defended • recorded a career-high 10 tackles twice, leading the way for the Hens vs. Bucknell and Old Dominion • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Game vs. Bucknell • also had six stops each vs. West Chester, Delaware State, Rhode Island, Towson, and Richmond • forced and recovered the fumble in season finale vs. Villanova • intercepted first career pass in season opener vs. West Chester • also returned two kickoffs for eight yards • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Made an impressive comeback to see action and make big contribution to defense as a sophomore • underwent knee surgery following the 2010 national title game and was expected to miss most of the season • recovered quickly and was back in the lineup by the second week of the season vs. West Chester • appeared in 10 games during the season and started in the Blue Hen secondary vs. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Towson • recorded 18 total tackles and made 15 solo stops • made season-best eight tackles vs. Towson • had three tackles each against Massachusetts and Rhode Island • recovered a fumble and ran it back 32 yards for a touchdown in early season 45-0 win over Delaware State • named Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week and Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week for performance against Delaware State • team went 7-4 under Keeler. 2010 Season: Enjoyed an outstanding first season at Delaware • one of only four true freshmen to see playing time • played in all 15 games, primarily on special teams • collected 20 tackles, including 14 solo stops • had season-high five tackles vs. Towson and three vs. Rhode Island • returned three kickoffs for 66 yards, including a season-best 30-yarder against Georgia Southern in the national semifinal game • made a number of outstanding plays while covering punts • recovered a muffed punt inside the James Madison five-yard like that set up Delaware’s first score of the game in a 13-10 victory • most memorable play of the season came against Rhode Island when, in an attempt to keep the punt from rolling into the end zone, he made a diving back flip and threw the ball between his legs back into the field of play • suffered torn ligaments in his knee while covering a kickoff in the national championship game vs. Eastern Washington • Delaware defense led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game) • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Played cornerback for head coach Joe Reynolds at Fletcher High School • led team to three-year record of 27-6 • team won conference titles in 2007 and 2008, district titles in 2008 and 2009, and advanced to the state playoffs all three years • named to North Florida Super 24 team as a senior when he was named the North Florida District Defensive Player of the Year and First Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year • three-time first team all-conference and all-district selection • collected 114 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, five blocked kicks, 25 pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, and three interceptions as a senior • scored five defensive touchdowns as a senior • had 12 career blocked kicks • averaged 31 yards per punt return • named Florida “Buddy of the Year” for the Tops Soccer Association for developmentally challenged youths • attended Delaware Football Camp in June. Personal: Jacob Dean “Jake” Giusti (“justy”) • organizational and community leadership major with a minor in public health at Delaware • son of Larry and Mikie Giusti • born May 25, 1992 • related to former Pittsburgh Pirates major league baseball pitcher Dave Giusti.

Blue Hen Football GIUSTI’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) 2010 15/0 20 (14) 2011 10/3 18 (15) 2012 15/0 20 (14) Totals 36/11 101 (73)

TFL-Yards 0.5-1 0-0 0.5-1 2.5-8

Player Profiles Sacks-Yards PB Int. 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0.5-5 10 1

FR/FF 1/0 1/0 1/0 3/1

Career-High Tackles: 10 vs. Bucknell, Old Dominion, 2012

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So. • OL • 6-3 • 285 Newark, Del. A.I. DuPont At Delaware: Walk-on and a third-year member of the squad • will add depth to a an experienced offensive line that returns five starters • enters the season as the projected No. 2 right tackle behind sophomore Ben Curtis • honor student. 2012 Season: Earned first letter for the Blue Hens as a backup offensive lineman • saw first career game action in late season victory over Rhode Island • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll. • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under Keeler • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll. High School: Standout in football and track & field at A.I. duPont High School • four-year letterwinner at center in football for head coach Zeb Blum • earned second team allconference honors as a senior when he won the All-State Sportsmanship Award • played in the annual BlueGold All-Star Football Game at Delaware Stadium this past summer • led team to a record of 18-2 over his final two seasons, including an undefeated regular season mark in 2009 • threw shot put and discus for track and field team • track coach was Brandt Kennedy, a former standout placekicker at Delaware and the father of current Blue Hen offensive lineman Bobby Kennedy • student council member • President of Blue Gold Club. Personal: Justin Anthony Glenn • nickname is “Bear” • born May 25, 1993 • son of Tony and Ronna Glenn • older brother, Ryan, was a member of the UD football operations student staff • honor student as a health & physical education major with a minor in coaching science at Delaware • avid swimmer • father was an All-American center at Delaware during a career that spanned 1975-77 • father is the Executive Director of the DFRC, whose mission is to enrich the lives of Delawareans with intellectual disabilities and sponsor the annual Delaware Blue-Gold All-Star High School Football Game played at Delaware Stadium each June.

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Fr.r • DL • 6-3 • 225 Newark, Del. Newark At Delaware: Walk-on and a second-year team member of the squad as a redshirt freshman • moves from linebacker to defensive end • projected as team’s No. 4 defensive end entering season • will also lend support on special teams • registered three tackles, including one for loss, in the Blue-White spring game. 2012 Season: Did not see action for the Blue Hens as a linebacker and retained his freshman eligibility • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Played football and basketball at nearby Newark High School • three-year letterwinner as a defensive end in football for head coach Butch Simpson • led football team to a four-year record of 15-17, including an 11-1 mark his senior year when team won Blue Hen Conference title • played center in basketball • recovered from injury his junior year when he tore his calf, hamstring, ACL, and MCL • National Honor Society student. Personal: Keith Douglas Green • born Feb. 22, 1994 • son of Keith and Stephanie Green • exercise science major at Delaware • would like to enter physical therapy field • has one older sister • uncle, Conway Hayman, was an All-American football player at Delaware during his career in 1968-70, played 10 seasons in the National Football League, and was inducted into the UD Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999.

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So. • K • 5-8 • 160 Encinitas, Calif. La Costa Canyon At Delaware: Third-year team member as a walk-on • once again adds solid backup support as the No. 2 on placements and on kickoffs behind All-American candidate, senior Sean Baner • will work with Baner and short snapper Ed Herr this season as the team’s holder on placements • has switched number from 29 to 19. 2012 Season: Earned first letter as team’s No. 2 placekicker behind veteran Sean Baner • saw first career action in late-season win over Rhode Island when he kicked off three times and averaged 59 yards per kick • kicked a 32-yard field goal and converted an extra point in Blue-White spring game in April • switched number to 29 from 23 in spring • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Did not see action for the Blue Hens • team went 7-4 under Keeler. High School: Played football and soccer at La Costa Canyon High School • played football for head coach Sean Sovacool • team went 9-4 his final year • scored 66 points and had eight field goals as a senior • played forward in soccer and led team to 18-11 record as a senior. Personal: Garrett Michael Greenway • born July 21, 1993 • sport management major at Delaware • son of Jim and Kim Greenway • enjoys surfing and playing soccer in his spare time • has two brothers and a sister • brother, Brad, was a first team All-Ivy kicker in 2011 as a senior at Cornell and became the school’s career leader in kick scoring, field goals, and extra points, while becoming the first player in school history to lead the team in scoring four straight years • father has been his kicking coach.

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SIMBA GWASHAVANHU Fr.r • DB • 6-1 • 195 Gaithersburg, Md. Gaithersburg

At Delaware: Second-year team member • was expected to play a key role in a Delaware defensive secondary that lost three starters to graduation but suffered an injury in spring practice and will miss the entire 2013 season • speedster who had made the move from wide receiver to defensive back in spring drills • one of the team’s fastest players. 2012 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • played wide receiver on scout team • team finished 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Standout wide receiver and defensive back at Gaithersburg High School for head coach Kreg Kephar • consensus All-State performer as a senior, earning first team Big School honors • earned second team All-Metro honors by the Washington Post as a senior • started at wide receiver in Maryland Crab Bowl Game. Personal: Simbarashe “Simba” Gwashavanhu (“gwash-uh-vahn-who”) • born Jan. 17, 1994 in Zimbabwe • also lived for a period of time in China • son of Wilbert and Ruth Gwashavanhu • one of five children.

Player Profiles and one year in track and field • earned first team all-district and second team all-region honors as a senior in 2009 • earned second team all-district laurels as a junior in 2008 • team went 11-1 and captured district and regional championships his senior year • earned all-academic honors from school for each sport. Personal: Jerel (“juhrell”) A. Harrison • born June 24, 1992 • son of Terri Harrison and the late Jerome Harrison • history major at Delaware.

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So. • WR • 6-0 • 190 Richmond, Va. Varina At Delaware: Sophomore and a third-year member of the squad who returns as a valuable member of the Delaware passing game • one of five returning Blue Hens who caught 10 or more passes a year ago • projected as the team’s No. 2 wide receiver (Z) behind senior Mike Milburn entering pre-season • talented athlete with good size and speed • can also return kick and punts • shed 10 lbs. off his frame from last season • caught two passes for 32 yards in the Blue-White spring game • switched number from 19 to 4 this season. 2012 Season: Made an immediate impact as a redshirt freshman as a key member of the Delaware passing game • played in all 11 games and started contests vs. William & Mary, Old Dominion, and Villanova • ranked sixth on the team in receiving, hauling in 14 passes for 155 yards and three touchdowns • his 11.1 yard average per catch ranked No. 2 on the team among those who caught 10 or more passes • was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week in early season win over Delaware State as he caught three passes for 32 yards and two touchdowns • had season-highs of four receptions and 57 yards vs. Towson, including a 19-yard scoring pass from Trent Hurley in the first half • also caught two passes for 22 yards vs. Bucknell and two for 10 yards vs. Maine • recorded tackles against William & Mary, Old Dominion, and Richmond • caught a pass for nine yards in Blue-White Spring Game in April • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Did not see action and retained freshman eligibility • enrolled at Delaware during Winter Session (2012) and took part in spring drills • originally signed with Hens’ CAA rival Richmond but left due to a coaching change • team went 7-4 for Keeler. High School: Played wide receiver and defensive back for head coach Stu Brown at Varina High School • finished high school career in 2009 and graduated from high school in 2010 • lettered for three seasons in football and basketball

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Yards 155 155

Ave. 11.1 11.1

TD Long 3 24 3 24

Career-High Receiving Yards: 57 yards vs. Towson, 2012

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Sr. • DB • 5-10 • 195 Rockville, Md. Quince Orchard At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a senior following transfer from Maryland • one of the top cornerbacks in the Colonial Athletic Association • teams with senior Jake Giusti as the only two returning starters in Delaware secondary • dual threat as a defender and a kick returner • outstanding athlete with great coverage skills and outstanding speed for returns • has played in 21 career games at Delaware with 19 starts and recorded 102 tackles (77 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, 12 pass breakups, and four interceptions • as a kick returner has brought back 30 kicks for 753 yards and a 25.1 yard average (No. 5 all-time at Delaware) with one touchdown • had two pass breakups in the Blue-White spring game • serves as one of 16 members of the UD football team’s Leadership Council. 2012 Season: Earned second letter for Blue Hens as a second-year starter at cornerback and as a kick returner • ranked seventh on the team in tackles with 50 stops, including 36 solo stops • also had 1.5 tackles for loss and broke up three passes • handled kickoff returns once again, sharing duties with Michael Johnson • returned 12 kicks for 256 yards and 21.3-yard average • matched a career-high with 10 tackles vs. Richmond late in season • also recorded seven stops vs. Delaware State, six each against West Chester and Bucknell, and five against Rhode Island and Villanova • owner of one of the most exciting plays of the season when he picked up a blocked field goal vs. William & Mary and sprinted 90 yards for a touchdown • play broke the previous NCAA FCS record of 89 yards set in 1982 by Western Illinois’ Pat Bayers vs. Youngstown State • returned a season-long kick for 33 yards vs. New Hampshire • registered three tackles and two interceptions in 2012 Blue-White spring game

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• team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Made huge impact on defense and special teams in first season at Delaware after transfer from Maryland • named second team All-Colonial Athletic Association as a cornerback • started all 11 games for the Blue Hens at cornerback and was team’s top kickoff returner • ranked third on the team with 52 total tackles, including 41 solo stops • led team with nine pass breakups • ranked No. 11 in the nation in kickoff return avg., No. 15 in passes defended (13), and No. 23 in interceptions (four) • had season-best 10 tackles vs. Massachusetts • also had eight stops vs. Towson and six vs. Old Dominion • ranked No. 2 on the team with four interceptions for 29 yards • had all four interceptions over final seven games of the season, picking off passes vs. Maine, William & Mary, Rhode Island, and Richmond • returned 18 kickoffs for 497 yards to lead the team with a 27.6 yard average • had four kick returns for 117 yards vs. Old Dominion • returned a kick 86 yards for a touchdown in 35-30 win over CA champion Towson • returned one kickoff for 61 yards in final game of the season vs. Villanova • named CAA Special Teams Player of the Week and Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week for performance against Towson • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Hair on Fire Awards for 2011-12 for showing the most intensity in drills • team went 7-4 under Keeler. At Maryland: Two-year member of the squad under head coach Ralph Friedgen. 2010 Season: Moved into the lineup as a redshirt freshman and played in eight games as a backup and special teams player • recorded two tackles on special teams • team that went 9-4 and defeated East Carolina in the Military Bowl under Friedgen. 2009 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility at Maryland • team went 2-10 under Friedgen. High School: Played cornerback, quarterback, running back, and wide receiver at Quince Orchard High School for head coach Dave Mencarini • three-year starter who earned All-State honors as a senior • ranked No. 9 in SuperPrep’s Mid-Atlantic 54 • rated the 12th-best cornerback in the nation according to Scout • rated the fifth-best player in Maryland and the 22nd-best cornerback nationally by Rivals • No. 196 in the Rivals 250, which ranks the top overall players nationwide for the class of 2009 • recorded 25 tackles and two interceptions as a senior in 2008 • accounted for 11 touchdowns on offense as Quince Orchard (10-2) advanced to the 4A West finals • invited to participate in the Under Armour All-American game • had 42 tackles on defense and more than 1,100 yards of total offense as a junior in 2007 in helping the Cougars claim the 4A state championship • honor roll student • also recruited by West Virginia, Florida and Oregon. Personal: Travis Lamont Hawkins • born Feb. 18, 1991 • son of Cheryl Hawkins and Thomas Addison • criminal justice major at Delaware • would like to become an FBI agent after graduation • youngest of four children • calls Hall of Famer Deion Sanders his biggest influence in football. HAWKINS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) 2011 11/11 52 (41) 2012 10/8 50 (36) Totals 21/19 102 (77)

TFL-Yards 2.0-3 1.5-6 3.5-9

Sacks-Yards PB Int. 0-0 9 4 0-0 3 0 0-0 12 4

Career-High Tackles: 10 vs. Massachusetts, 2011; 10 vs. Richmond, 2012 Year GP/GS Kickoff Returns 2011 11/11 18 2012 10/8 12 Totals 21/19 30

Yards 497 256 753

Avg. 27.6 21.3 25.1

TD Long 1 86 0 33 1 119

FR/FF 0/0 0/0 0/0

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Sr. • OL • 6-6 • 330 West Chester, Pa. Henderson At Delaware: Fifth-year senior • three-year letterwinner and one of team’s most experienced players • All-Colonial Athletic Association candidate • versatile player who will return as a second-year starter at center but has also seen extensive duty at tackle • has played in 36 career games with 25 starts • has started a team-best 22 straight game entering the season • has outstanding size at 6-6 and 300 lbs. • serves as one of 16 members of the UD football team’s Leadership Council. 2012 Season: Enjoyed an outstanding season in which he started all 11 games and earned third team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors • one of three Blue Hen offensive lineman to start every game • joined guard Bobby Kennedy on All-CAA team • began the year by starting the first six games at right tackle before taking over at center when starter Jake Geiser suffered an injury • went on to start the final five games of the year under center • selected as the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week in early season win over Bucknell as he graded out higher than any lineman on squad • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Started all 11 games for the Blue Hens at left tackle • earned second letter • teamed with the likes of Gino Gradkowski, Shea Allard, and Rob McDowell to help Delaware rank No. 5 in the Colonial Athletic Association in rushing (165.5 yards per game), scoring (25.8 points per game), and sacks allowed (1.82 per game) • helped pave way for All-American Andrew Pierce • team went 7-4 under head coach Keeler. 2010 Season: Enjoyed a solid season while earning his first letter • saw action in 14 games, making three starts • earned the start vs. William & Mary and in playoff wins over Lehigh and New Hampshire, filling in for an injured Shea Allard • was a key contributor to an offensive line that helped the Blue Hens rank in the top two in the CAA in rushing yards, passing yards and total offense per game • was also used as a blocking tight end and had to switch his jersey number to 92 during games • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season with UD to retain freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 for Keeler. High School: Offensive tackle for head coach Joe Walsh at Henderson High School • led 2007 team to a 12-2 record, a second place district finish, and the Ches-Mont League title • team amassed over 3,500 yards for the season • three-year letterwinner who started 36 career games • selected No. 1 offensive lineman in southeastern Pennsylvania by the Philadelphia Inquirer in 2008 • two-time All-Southeastern Pennsylvania, two-time All-Area, and two-time All-Ches-Mont League pick • also earned all-county honors • played in Big 33 state all-star game • also played defensive end as a senior • two-time National Latin Exam Gold Medalist. Personal: Brandon Warren Heath • born August 7, 1991 • son of Dave and Deb Heath • has an older brother and sister • history major at Delaware • would like to become a history teacher and football coach after graduation.

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BRANDON HENDERSON Fr.r • LB • 6-3 • 225 King of Prussia, Pa. Upper Merion

At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as an outside linebacker • walk-on • redshirt freshman who enters the year projected as the team’s No. 4 outside linebacker • could also make a contribution on special teams • recorded two tackles (one solo) in Blue-White spring game. 2012 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • played linebacker on Blue Hen scout team • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Two-sport standout in football and lacrosse at Upper Merion High School • played linebacker and tight end in football for head coaches Harold Smith and Joe Powell • three-year starter in football who led team to 6-4 record as a sophomore • earned All-Suburban One League honors as both a junior and senior • two-year starter in lacrosse as a defender • led team to 105 mark as a junior • earned all-league honors as a senior • served as president of the Varsity Club. Personal: Brandon Tyler Henderson • born Oct. 5, 1993 • son of John and Stacey Henderson • has one older brother • psychology major at Delaware • aspires to become a lawyer • father attended Temple University and mother is a graduate of Widener.

EDDIE HERR Sr. • LS • 6-3 • 245 Elkton, Md. Elkton At Delaware: Fifth-year senior and a two-year letterwinner • walkon • returns for his third season as Delaware’s long snapper on placements • has appeared in 22 career games for Delaware • will backup Joe Fortunato as deep snapper on punts for second straight year • will work with a new holder this year as backup kicker Garrett Greenway moves into spot with graduation of Tim Donnelly • has been near flawless working with kicker Sean Baner over last two season with Baner connecting on all 61 extra point attempts and on 33 of 43 field goal tries. 2012 Season: Appeared in all 11 games for the Blue Hens as team’s long snapper on placements • teamed with holder Donnelly and Baner for a near perfect season as

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Baner was perfect on all 33 extra point attempts and made good on 18 of 23 field goal attempt • backup deep snapper on punts but did not see action • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Appeared in all 11 games for the Blue Hens and earned first letter • played a key role for team as the primary short snapper on placements and the No. 3 snapper behind Corey Olsen and Mark Schenauer on punts • teamed with Donnelly and Baner to help unit connect on all 29 extra point attempts and 15 of 20 field goal opportunities and help Baner earn first team All-CAA honors • team went 7-4 under Keeler. 2010 Season: Did not see game action in his second year with the team • gained valuable experience snapping for the scout team on special teams • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season with UD to retain freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 for Keeler. High School: Earned seven varsity letters in football, basketball, and lacrosse at nearby Elkton High School • two-year member of football team for head coach Bill Russell • played defensive end for team that went 10-3 in 2007 • three-year letterwinner on attack in lacrosse • played center for two seasons in basketball and led squad to a mark of 21-5 as a junior. Personal: Edward Aldus “Eddie” Herr, Jr • .born Oct. 15, 1991 • son of Ed and Christina Herr • has an older sister • history major who would like to become a teacher and coach after graduation • father is an event supervisor at UD’s Bob Carpenter Center • mother is a graduate of CAA foe Towson University • enjoys fishing and lacrosse in spare time.

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So. • DL • 6-2 • 255 Woodbine, Ga. Camden County At Delaware: Second-year sophomore and a key part of the Blue Hen defensive front • dynamic pass rusher who can put pressure on the quarterback from the end • enters pre-season as the projected starter at right end • one of 10 returning letterwinners on the defensive front • had three tackles (two solo) and a pass breakup in Blue-White spring game • serves as one of 16 members of the UD football team’s Leadership Council. 2012 Season: One of just four true freshmen to play in all 11 games and one of just two (Josh Plummer) to start a game • started seven contest for Blue Hens at defensive end • helped team rank No. 2 in the Colonial Athletic Association • ranked No. 2 among Delaware down lineman in tackles with 23 tackles, including 15 solo stops • also had two tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, a fumble, and a forced fumble • posted a careerhigh six tackles vs. Towson and added four vs. Delaware State and three against Richmond • collected sacks vs. Delaware State and Old Dominion and forced a fumble vs. Bucknell • picked up a fumble in the second half vs. William & Mary and rambled 45 yards for a touchdown in early season win • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Outstanding defensive end at Camden County High School for head coach Jeff Herron • one

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of two recruits from Camden County High School, joining fellow lineman Josh Plummer • earned All-State honors in Georgia as both a junior in 2010 and as a senior in 2011 • two-time region Defensive Player of the Year in 2010-11. Selected as Camden County Co-Defensive Most Valuable Player each of his final two seasons • recorded 30 tackles with two quarterback sacks in 2010 and posted 40 tackles with 12 sacks and two pass breakups as a senior in 2011 • also recovered one fumble and forced another as a senior • led the 2012 team to a 12-1 record, a perfect 8-0 mark in regional play, a regional title, and a berth in the state Elite Eight.. Personal: Vincent James “Vince” Hollerman • born July 21, 1994 • son of Jennifer Mathis • engineering major at Delaware • enjoys playing drums in his spare time.

HOLLERMAN’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) 2012 11/7 23 (15) Totals 11/7 23 (15)

TFL-Yards 2.0-7 2.0-7

Sacks-Yards PB Int. 1.5-6 0 0 1.5-6 0 0

FR/FF 1/1 1/1

Career-High Tackles: 6 vs. Towson, 2012

TRENT HURLEY Jr. • QB • 6-4 • 210 Connellsville, Pa. Greensburg Central Catholic (Bowling Green)

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At Delaware: Second-year member of squad after transfer from Bowling Green • will battle with senior Trevor Sasek for the starting quarterback spot • looks to be back at full strength after missing all of spring drills with an injury • tough and talented quarterback who has an accurate arm and is not afraid to pull the ball down and run • has good size at 6-4 and 210 lbs. • switched number from 12 to 2 for junior year • serves as one of 16 members of the UD football team’s Leadership Council. 2012 Season: Put in a solid effort at quarterback for Delaware in his first season after transfer from Bowling Green • won starting berth in pre-season and went on to start 10 games • did not play vs. Rhode Island and was limited vs. Old Dominion due to injury • completed 185 of 294 passes for 1,964 yards and 10 touchdowns with 14 interceptions • completed 62.9 percent of his passes (No. 8 all-time at Delaware) and a had a long throw of 63 yards in UD debut vs. West Chester • 185 completions was the 10th best single season effort in UD history • also ran for 160 yards and a team-high four touchdowns • ranked No. 4 in the Colonial Athletic Association in passing yards per game (196.4/No. 10 all-time at UD) and was No. 2 in total offense (212.4 yards per game) • completed 20 or more passes five times

with season-high of 25 vs. Towson and threw for over 200 yards three times, including 310 yards vs. West Chester, 309 yards vs. Towson, and 265 yards vs. Richmond • fired three touchdown passes vs. West Chester and had two each against Delaware State, Old Dominion, and Towson • was named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week vs. Towson • scored touchdowns on runs vs. Delaware State, Bucknell, William & Mary, and New Hampshire • rushed for season-best 47 yards vs. Old Dominion • went 7 for 16 for 53 yards in 2012 Blue-White spring game • transferred during Winter Session (2012) and took part in spring drills • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Grinder Awards for 2011-12 for showing consistent improvement. At Bowling Green: Two-year team member at NCAA Division I FBS affiliate Bowling Green for head coach Dave Clawson • team went 7-17 over his two seasons. 2011 Season: Played in four games as a backup quarterback as a redshirt freshman • completed 9 of 16 passes for 115 yards and one interception for the season • also rushed four times for 31 yards • was 6 of 10 for 69 yards vs. Western Michigan • hit on 3 of 4 passes for 46 yards in win over Morgan State • was 0 for 2 passing vs. Northern Illinois • team went 5-7 under Clawson. 2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 2-10 under Clawson. High School Honors: Standout quarterback at Greensburg Central Catholic for head coach Muzzy Collosimo • team captain and four-year letterwinner • helped lead his team to a conference championship and an appearance in the state AA finals • played in East-West Pennsylvania All-Star game • first team All-State as a senior by the Associated Press • two-time all-section and two-time all-area selection • holds the school record for passing yards in a season and career • rated a 3-Star Prospect by Rivals.com • also a four-year starter in basketball as a guard and forward • National Honor Society member. Personal: Trenton James “Trent” Hurley • born Aug. 6, 1991 • son of James and Lauren Hurley • has one brother and one sister • biology major at Delaware • would like to be an optometrist • father is a chiropractor • enjoys fishing and snowboarding in spare time • brother, Clay, played college football and baseball at Case Western Reserve • grandfather Lawrence “Bobby” Locke pitched for Cleveland, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and California in Major League Baseball • has worked at lacrosse camps during the summer.

HURLEY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Comp. 2012 10/10 185 Totals 10/10 185

Att. 294 294

Yards 1,964 1,964

TD Int. 10 14 10 14

Long 63 63

Career-High Passing Yards: 310 yards vs. West Chester, 2012 Year GP/GS 2012 10/10 Totals 10/10

Rushing Att. 103 103

Yards 160 160

TD 1.6 1.6

Int. Long 4 18 4 18

Career-High Rushing Yards: 47 yards vs. Old Dominion, 2012

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Jr. • WR • 6-2 • 210 Gainesville, Fla. Gainesville At Delaware: Third-year junior who has become one of the top triple threats in the Colonial Athletic Association as both a receiver, runner, and as a kick returner • team’s top returning pass receiver • selected to College Football Performance Awards Kickoff Returns to Watch List in pre-season • coming off a breakout season in which he led the Blue Hens with 1,073 all-purpose yards • has played in 21 career games with 11 starts and caught 44 passes for 460 yards (10.4 avg.) and four touchdowns while averaging 25.2 yards (No. 4 all-time at Delaware) on 39 career kickoff returns • 983 career kickoff return yards ranks No. 10 all-time at Delaware • has scored a combined six career touchdowns on receptions, rushing, and kickoff returns •

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Blue Hen Football will start for second straight year at wide receiver (X) • owns 1,506 career all-purpose yards to rank No. 2 among active players on team behind Andrew Pierce • ranks No. 7 among active kick returns in NCAA FCS with 25.2 yard average • one of only three players in UD history to return kickoffs for 80 or more yards twice in a career • has good combination of height and speed and the ability to outmuscle defenders and then run past them • caught two passes for 48 yards in Blue-White spring game. 2012 Season: One of Delaware’s most dangerous weapons on offense and special teams as a sophomore • led the team with 1,073 all-purpose yards as he was a threat every time he touched the ball • ranked No. 2 on the team in receiving has he caught 41 passes for 441 yards, a 10.8 yard average, and a team-high four touchdowns • also rushed for 39 yards and a touchdown and returned 23 kickoffs for 593 yards, a 25.8 average (No. 2 in CAA/No. 25 in NCAA), and one touchdown • scored a total of six touchdowns three ways as he scored on a 19-yard run vs. West Chester, on a 94-yard kickoff return vs. Villanova, and on scoring receptions of 19 yards vs. West Chester, 14 yard vs. Delaware State, nine yards vs. Old Dominion, and 25 yards vs. Towson • 593 return yards was the No. 6 best mark all-time at UD while the 25.8 average ranked No. 7 • set two UD kickoff returns records, tying the kickoffs returns in a game record with eight vs. Villanova and breaking the mark for kick returns yards in a game with 223 vs. Villanova (old mark 221 by Eddie Conti in 1994) • 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown vs. Villanova was the ninth longest in UD history • marked career-highs with six catches for 88 yards in season opener vs, West Chester • also had five catches for 67 yards vs. Bucknell, five catches for 36 yards vs. Old Dominion, and five vs. Richmond for 41 yards • named CAA Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Villanova and was the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Villanova and Offensive MVP vs. West Chester and Old Dominion • caught two passes for 18 yards in 2012 Blue-White spring game • switched number from 29 to 17 in the spring • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Appeared in 10 games during his freshman season • backup wide receiver and kickoff return specialist • carried the ball four times for 24 yards • made three catches for 19 yards • was second on the team in kickoff returns with 16 for 390 yards and a 24.4-yard average that ranked him No. 32 in the nation • teamed with Hawkins to make Delaware the only team in the nation to have two players rank in the top 35 in return average • caught two passes for five yards vs. Rhode Island and snared a pass for 14 yards against Villanova • carried the ball twice on sweeps for 26 yards vs. William & Mary • saw only spot duty until mid-season when he energized the team as a kick returner • burst on to the scene vs. Rhode Island when he returned seven kickoffs for 141 yards (20.1 avg.), including a 29-yard return, made a tackle, and recovered a fumble • enjoyed another outstanding performance in a win over eventual CAA champion Towson the following week when he returned three kickoffs for 150 yards (50.0 avg.), including a career-high 80-yard return and another 51-yard return on the opening kickoff • became first player in UD history to have two kickoff returns of 50 or more yards in the same game • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance vs. Towson • missed West Chester game with an injury • team went 7-4 under Keeler. High School: Played wide receiver at Gainesville High School for head coach Ryan Smith • enjoyed outstanding two-year high school career before suffering a season-ending knee injury prior to his senior year • was receiving interest from several SEC schools • caught 15 passes for 413 yards and five touchdowns and ran for three others scores as a junior in 2008 • earned all-area honors as a junior • caught 12 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore in 2007 • two-year starter who led squad to record of 19-4 and two state playoff appearances • team went 9-2 in 2008 and 10-2 in 2009 • also competed in track and field. Personal: Michael O’Shay Johnson • born Sept. 10, 1991 • son of Gwendolyn Johnson • health sciences major at Delaware with a minor in leisure service management • enjoys basketball and playing cards during his spare time • has been active in youth camps.

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Player Profiles JOHNSON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rushing Att. 2011 10/0 4 2012 11/11 9 Totals 21/11 13

Yards 24 39 63

Avg. 0 4.3 4.8

TD Long 0 14 1 19 1 19

Year GP/GS 2011 10/0 2012 11/11 Totals 21/11

Yards 19 441 460

Avg. 6.0 10.8 10.4

TD Long 0 14 4 27 4 27

Receptions 3 41 44

Career-High Receiving Yards: 88 yards vs. West Chester, 2012 Year GP/GS Kickoff Returns 2011 10/0 16 2012 11/11 23 Totals 21/11 39

Yards 390 593 983

Avg. 24.4 25.8 25.2

TD Long 0 80 1 94 1 94

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Sr. • WR • 5-10 • 185 Tampa, Fla. Armwood At Delaware: Fifth-year senior and a four-year letterwinner • returns to the lineup after missing all but two games due to an injury in 2012 • always capable of making the big play as a receiver, punt returner, or on a reverse • dynamic player who has a great ability to make defenders miss and finds ways to get open • shifty runner with great hands • one of team’s most experienced players with 36 career games played and 12 starts • has caught 82 career passes for 1,079 yards (13.1 avg.) and eight touchdowns • has returned 43 career punts for 301 yards (7.0 avg.) • needs 18 catches to become only the 15th player in UD history to reach the 100-reception mark and his 1,079 receiving yards ranks No. 23 • ranks No. 10 all-time at Delaware for career punt returns (43) and punt return yardage (301) • his 43 career punt returns ranks No. 5 among active NCAA FCS players • ranks No. 2 among active UD players with 1,419 all-purpose yards • had a big Blue-White spring game as he caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Trevor Sasek and threw a 70-yard touchdown to Mike Milburn. 2012 Season: Had an outstanding start to the season but had the year cut short due to an injury in the second game of the campaign vs. Delaware State and missed the rest of the year • retained senior eligibility • got off to a sizzling start when he caught six passes for a career-high 101 yards and two touchdowns in the season-opening win over West Chester and added two catches for 32 yards vs. Delaware State • also returned two punts for five yards • caught game-high five passes for 48 yards in 2012 Blue-White spring game • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Put in another solid season for the Blue Hens as a reliable wideout and punt return specialist • played in all 11 games and earned only start of the season vs. Massachusetts • ranked third on the squad in receiving with 26 receptions for 338 yards (13.0 avg.) and two touchdowns • had a career-long 36-yard catch vs. Rhode Island, scoring a touchdown on the final play of the game in a UD setback • returned 17 punts for 164 yards (9.4 avg.) with a long return of 31 yards vs. Old Dominion • 9.4 average was the 10th best single season mark in UD history • ranked No. 2 in the Colonial Athletic Association and No. 20 in the NCAA with a 9.6 punt return average • caught passes in 8 of 11 games with a career-high five receptions each vs. Navy and Rhode Island • caught five passes for 73 yards in season-opener vs. Navy and five for 73 yards vs. Rhode Island,

Blue Hen Football including the 36-yard touchdown reception • also had three catches each vs. West Chester, Old Dominion, William & Mary, Massachusetts, and Villanova • also caught a touchdown pass with a 32-yard reception from Tim Donnelly • returned season-high four punt returns for 69 yards vs. ODU and three for 27 yards against Villanova • also rushed four times for 25 yards • had two catches for 13 yards in 2011 spring game • team went 7-4 under Keeler. 2010 Season: Earned second letter, appearing in all 15 games with six starting assignments • ranked No. 6 on the team in receiving, catching 29 passes for 400 yards and two touchdowns • had a season- high 105 yards on six catches vs. Maine • won Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Game honors for his performance • had four catches for 48 yards in the season opener vs. West Chester • recorded first touchdown of the year vs. Massachusetts • also had two catches for 19 yards • had four rushes for 17 yards on the season, including a nine-yard run vs. Duquesne • team’s full-time punt returner who averaged 6.4 yards on 17 returns • returned three punts for 42 yards, including a career-long 21-yarder, vs. West Chester • had two returns for 16 yards against Maine • brought a punt back 10 yards vs. New Hampshire in NCAA quarterfinal victory • No. 4 on the team with 525 all-purpose yards • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national championship game under Keeler. 2009 Season: One of only three true freshman to see action during season • had great fall practices and entered season opener vs. West Chester as a starter at the wide receiver position • played in eight games as a freshman, including starts in each of the first four games • missed three games with injury (UMass, Towson, James Madison) • finished as Delaware’s sixth leading receivers with 19 receptions for 208 yards (10.9 avg.) and two touchdowns • also returned seven punts for 24 yards (3.4 avg.) • first career reception went for six yards vs. West Chester • first career touchdown pass came on the other end of a Devlin pass against Delaware State • enjoyed his biggest day vs. William & Mary when he set a UD single game freshman record with 10 receptions while gaining 113 yards and scoring on a 25-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter • named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts • caught three passes for 29 yards and a touchdown vs. Delaware State and three passes for 28 yards against eventual national champion Villanova • team went 6-5 for Keeler. High School: Played wide receiver, quarterback, and also returned kicks and punts at Armwood High School for head coach Sean Callahan • played for a team that had several NCAA Division I FBS signings and was ranked among the nation’s top teams during the season • team went 12-1 and advanced to the third round of the state playoffs in 2008 • led team in receiving as both a junior and senior • earned first team All-Western Conference honors as a senior as both a receiver and kick returner • team went 51-4 during his four seasons, was state runnerup in 2005, and captured three district and two regional titles • also competed four seasons in track and field as a hurdler and sprinter • advanced to the state regionals in track this past spring.Personal: Robert “Rob” Jones • born May 28, 1991 • mother is in the U.S. Army • one of four children • health sciences major at Delaware • enjoys electronics, cars, and playing video games in his spare time • cousin of former Major League baseball standout pitcher Dwight Gooden • cousin, Ronnie McCullough, played football at South Florida and cousin, Marquise McCullough, played basketball at St. Leo’s.

Player Profiles JONES’ CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Receptions 2009 8/4 19 2010 15/6 29 2011 11/1 26 2012 2/1 8 Totals 36/12 82

Yards 208 400 338 133 1,079

Avg. 10.9 13.8 13.0 16.6 13.1

TD Long 2 28 2 32 2 36 2 63 8 63

Avg. 3.4 6.4 9.4 2.5 7.0

TD Long 0 9 0 21 0 31 0 4 0 31

Career-High Receiving Yards: 101 vs. West Chester, 2012 Year GP/GS Punt Returns 2009 8/4 7 2010 15/6 17 2011 11/1 17 2012 2/1 2 Totals 36/12 43

Yards 24 108 164 5 301

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Sr. • OL • 6-4 • 290 Newark, Del. Caravel At Delaware: Fifth-year senior • two-year letterwinner • one of five returning starters on the offensive line • pre-season All-Colonial Athletic Association selection by the league coaches • has played in 17 career games and enters season having started nine straight contests • changed positions several times during career and battled injuries but finally found a home on Delaware offensive line • started career as a defensive tackle but moved to tight end and now offensive guard • one of the squad’s most athletic big men • has good footwork and long arms • former member of UD outdoor track & field team as a weight thrower before program was reclassified as a club sport. 2012 Season: Earned second team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors as one of the league’s top off ens vie guards • after missing the opener and coming off the bench in the second game due to injuries, came back to play in the final 10 games and started the last nine • joined center Brandon Heath on All-CAA team • was rewarded for outstanding spring by being named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Player on Offense in April • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011

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Season: Suffered leg injury in pre-season drills and did not see game action for the Blue Hens • team went 7-4 under Keeler. 2010 Season: Earned first letter as he appeared in seven games, primarily on special teams and as part of the defensive tackle rotation • collected three tackles during the course of the season • had a season-high two tackles vs. Duquesne • recorded an assist vs. West Chester in the season opener in his collegiate debut • member of a Delaware defense that led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game) • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national championship game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 for Keeler. Personal: Robert Brandt “Bobby” Kennedy, Jr • born May 18, 1991 • son of Brandt and Cathy Kennedy • criminal justice major at Delaware • father was a standout kicker for Delaware in 1977-79 • Brandt led 1979 team to NCAA Division II national title when he was an All-East selection • converted a school-record 12 field goals in 1978 and a UD record 62 extra points in 1979 • No. 7 all-time at Delaware with 21 career field goals and No. 2 with 128 career extra points • grandfather, Robert L. Kennedy, played college football at West Chester • Bobby competed for the UD outdoor track & field team in 2011, joining the squad after spring football drills • posted three top 10 finishes at the Colonial Athletic Association Outdoor Championships, finishing fifth in the shot put (48-11), fifth in the discus (150-1 1/4), and ninth in the hammer (164-2 1/4) • hammer throw was second best in UD history for a freshman • has two sisters • older sister, Brieanna, was an All-State javelin thrower at Caravel and was a national caliber weight thrower at national power Louisiana State University during her career.

KENNEDY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) 2010 7/0 3 (0) 2012 10/9 0 (0) Totals 17/9 3 (0)

TFL-Yards 0-0 0-0 0-0

Sacks-Yards PB Int. 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0

Career-High Tackles: 2 vs. Duquesne, 2010

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Sr. • DL • 6-2 • 310 Gaithersburg, Md. Quince Orchard (Maryland) At Delaware: All-American candidate as a senior • second-year member of the squad and the team’s top defensive lineman • outstanding run-stopper who was named pre-season first team All-American by Phil Steele College Football and pre-season second team All-American by The Sports Network and pre-season first team All-Colonial Athletic Association by the league coaches entering the season • will start again at the right tackle spot • massive, hard-working lineman who is an athletic player for his 310 lb. frame • one of the team’s most charismatic players • second-year transfer from Maryland • had an outstanding spring and recorded four tackles, two tackles for loss, and one sack in the Blue-White spring game • serves as one of 16 members of the UD football team’s Leadership Council. 2012 Season: Enjoyed an outstanding first season on the Blue Hen defense after transfer from Maryland • earned second team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors • earned starting spot early in pre-season drills and started all 11 games at right tackle • only down lineman and one of only three players on UD defense to start every game • led a defensive front that ranked No. 2 in the CAA in rushing defense (134.2 yards per game) • ranked No. 2 among UD down lineman with 27 tackles, including 15 solo stops • also had 4.5 tackles for loss, a sack, and two fumble recoveries • made one of the most memorable defensive plays of the year in early season win over William & Mary when he intercepted a pass at the line of scrimmage and rambled 47 yards for a touchdown • became first UD defensive lineman to return an interception for a touchdown since Rob Hyman in 1996 • ranked No. 2 in the

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CAA with two fumble recoveries (vs. West Chester and Bucknell) • recorded a season-high five tackles each vs. Rhode Island, Old Dominion, and Towson, and had four against Richmond • recorded lone sack vs. Rhode Island and had other tackles for loss against Rhode Island, Towson, Richmond, and Villanova • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. At Maryland: Played for two seasons at Maryland for head coach Ralph Friedgen • team went 11-14 in his two seasons • played in 25 games and had 23 total tackles in a reserve role at defensive tackle • not a member of the team under first-year head coach Randy Edsall in 2011. At Maryland: Played for two seasons at Maryland for head coach Ralph Friedgen • team went 11-14 in his two seasons • played in 25 games and had 23 total tackles in a reserve role at defensive tackle • not a member of the team under first-year head coach Randy Edsall in 2011. 2010 Season: Key backup at defensive tackle for Maryland as a sophomore • led team to 9-4 record and a 51-20 win over East Carolina in the Military Bowl for head coach Ralph Friedgen • team earned a No. 23 final national ranking by the Associated Press • recorded 21 tackles including six solo stops • was also used a goalline fullback on offense • recorded season-high four tackles vs. West Virginia and added three stops each vs. Navy and Florida International • had two tackles, including one for loss, in Military Bowl win over ECU. 2009 Season: Saw action in 12 games as a backup defensive tackle as a freshman • played a handful of snaps in each game but provided depth in lineup • recorded two tackles, including solo stops vs. Rutgers and Wake Forest • team went 2-10 under Friedgen • entered school in January and participated in spring practice • signed national letter of intent in 2008 but attended prep school. At Fork Union Military Academy: Played one season at Fork Union Military Academy prep school in Virginia in 2008 • ranked No. 42 nationally among prep school recruits by Rivals.com. High School Honors: One of the top defensive tackle prospects in the country at Quince Orchard High School for head coach Dave Mencarini • saw constant double teams as a senior • the 11th-ranked player in the state of Maryland according to Rivals.com • ranked No. 31 nationally among defensive tackles by Scouts, Inc. • also rated No. 55 nationally by Rivals.com and No. 81 by Scout.com • earned All-Met, all-county, and All-State honors in both 2006 and 2007 • totaled 55 tackles and 6.5 sacks as a junior • recorded 40 tackles and three sacks in 2007 as he led Quince Orchard to a state championship win over Arundel • had a fourth-down stop on the goal line in that game • also started at offensive tackle • also recruited by Rutgers, Penn State, Illinois, Nebraska, and Minnesota, among others. Personal: Zachariah “Zach” Kerr • born in Virginia Beach, Va • mother is Tinya Kerr • father is the late Winston Kerr • has two sisters, Zittorah and Zionna • could not play football prior to high school because he was too big, so he helped as an assistant with his local little league team • sociology major at Delaware.

KERN’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) 2012 11/11 27 (15) Totals 11/11 27 (15)

TFL-Yards 4.5-8 4.5-8

Sacks-Yards PB Int. 1-2 0 1 1-2 0 1

Career-High Tackles: 5 vs. Rhode Island, Old Dominion, Towson, 2012

FF/FR 0/2 0/2

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Fr.r • OL • 6-1 • 275 Bear, Del. Hodgson At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as a walk-on • redshirt freshman who will add support an experienced offensive line that returns five starters, including All-CAA selections Brandon Heath and Bobby Kennedy • projected as the team’s No. 3 left tackle behind senior Erle Ladson and redshirt freshman Connor Bozick entering pre-season. 2012 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • played offensive guard on scout team • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Three-sport standout in football, lacrosse, and wrestling at Hodgson Vo-Tech High School in Newark, Del. • three-year starter as a two-way lineman in football for head coach and former UD player Frank Moffett • team went 13-0 and captured the state title in 2007 and advanced to the title game in 2009 • earned all-conference honors as a senior in 2009 • was a three-time Academic All-State selection and was a two-time winner of the team Sportsmanship Award • played defense in lacrosse as a two-year team member • wrestled as a heavyweight for two seasons and led Hodgson to a state title. Personal: Anthony Evan Kush • born March 31, 1992 • son of Tony and Carol Kush • sister, Sarah, is a sophomore at Delaware this fall • civil engineering major at Delaware • spent two years in UD Associate in Arts program before moving on to main campus • works construction in the summers.

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Sr. • OL • 6-6 • 335 Bronx, N.Y. Cardinal Hayes At Delaware: Fifth-year senior • three-year letterwinner and one of team’s most experienced players • second-year starter who has appeared in 36 career games and started each of the last 11 contests • one of five returning starters on the Blue Hen offensive line • has outstanding size at 6-6 and 335 lbs. • did not take part in spring drills due to an injury • as also played on kick return special teams during his career • continues to improve every season and has potential to be an All-CAA caliber performer • one of team’s most active members in community service projects. 2012 Season: Moved into starting role at left tackle as a junior, replacing All-CAA selection and Green Bay signee Shea Allard • joined Brandon Heath and JD Dzurko as the only offensive linemen to start all 11 games • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Key member of Blue Hen offensive line as a sophomore • earned second letter • saw action in 10 games in an extensive role as a backup offensive tackle • did not start any games but shared tackle duties with Heath • missed William & Mary game with an injury • helped pave the way for All-American running back Andrew Pierce • helped offense rank No. 5 in the Colonial Athletic Association in rushing (165.5 yards per game) and scoring (25.8 points per game) • team went 7-4 under Keeler. 2010 Season: Appeared in all 15 contests for the Blue Hens, playing primarily on special teams • was key blocker on kickoff returns which allowed the Hens to gain good field position • also provided good protection on field goals • saw backup action on the offensive line vs. West Chester, Duquesne, Towson, and Lehigh • helped the Blue Hens rank in the top two in the CAA in rushing yards, passing yards and total offense per game while paving the way for AllAmericans Pierce in the backfield and Pat Devlin at quarterback • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national championship game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season with UD

and retained freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 under Keeler. High School: Outstanding two-way lineman at Cardinal Hayes High School for head coach C.J. O’Neil • school is the alma mater of former Hofstra standout and current Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Willie Colon • team was “A” Division finalists in 2008 • team won annual Turkey Bowl championship for the first time in 28 years • served as team captain as a senior • earned All-Boro, all-city, and all-league honors as a senior • did not start playing football until his junior year of high school • also served as captain of the basketball team and led squad to 17-10 mark and league championship as a senior • student council member • member of chess club. Personal: Erle (“Earl”) Jeffrey Ladson, Jr • born Nov. 27, 1991 • son of Zunilda Camacho • fourth of five children • history education major at Delaware • represented UD student-athletes at the Colonial Athletic Association Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) Leadership Summit in November, 2012 • mother is a registered nurse • hobbies include reading and playing chess • former Boy Scout • one of team’s most active community service volunteers • joins Stephen Clark as team representatives SAAC.

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At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as a walk-on • redshirt freshman who will add support to the Blue Hen linebacker unit • played in Blue-White spring game and contributed a tackle. 2012 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • played offensive guard on scout team • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Starred in football and wrestling at Kingsway Regional High School • three-year standout defensive end in football for head coach Tony Barchuk • earned first team All-South Jersey honors as a senior • also named to all-conference and all-county teams as a senior • won two district championships in wrestling as a heavyweight • National Honor Society student. Personal: Christopher Ryan “Chris” Lail • born Sept. 7, 1994 • son of Mark and Karen Lail • oldest of three children • civil engineering major at Delaware • directs a theatre group during the summer • father is a graduate of West Chester University and mother graduated from Rutgers.

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JULIAN LAING Sr., • RB • 6-0 • 200 New Castle, Del. Timber Creek (N.J.) (Lackawanna CC)

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At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a senior and a key contributor in the Delaware backfield • letterwinner who will once again serve as the top backup to All-American Andrew Pierce • proved late in season in 2012 that he could pick up yards consistently when given the chance in the UD backfield • strong and shifty runner with good size • can also return kickoffs • began his collegiate career at Lackawanna (Pa.) Junior College • enjoyed another solid spring in 2012 and rushed for a game-high 173 yards on 17 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Blue-White spring game. 2012 Season: Saw his first action as a Blue Hen, serving as the team’s No. 2 running back behind Pierce and spelling Pierce late in the season due to injuries • played in 10 games and started games vs. Maine, Towson, and Richmond • sat out Bucknell game with an injury • finished as team’s No. 2 leading rusher after carrying 100 times for 457 yards (4.6 avg.) and three touchdowns • averaged 45.7 yards rushing per game • also caught seven passes for 67 yards (9.8 avg.) • ran for over 60 yards five times in the final eight games • had career-highs of 75 yards and 18 carries in season finale vs. Villanova • also ran for 74 yards on 18 carries vs. Maine, 67 vs. William & Mary, 64 vs. Old Dominion, and 62 and a touchdown vs. Rhode Island • also ran for 59 yards and a touchdown vs. Towson and for 56 yards and a score again Richmond • caught five passes for 51 yards vs. Maine • enjoyed an outstanding spring • rushed five times for 39 yards and a touchdown and also caught a pass for nine yards in 2012 Blue-White spring game • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Did not see game action in first season at Delaware and retained junior eligibility • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. At Lackawanna (Pa.) Junior College: Played two seasons at running back and kick returner in 2009 and 2010 at Lackawanna Junior College in Scranton, Pa. for head coach Mark Duda • team went 5-5 his freshman year and improved to 9-2 in 2010 when the team captured the Graphic Edge Bowl with a victory over Ellsworth Community College. High School: Standout at Timber Creek High School for head coach Robert Hinson • helped lead team to its first state playoff appearance in school history in 2007 when the squad went 7-4 • threeyear starter at running back and also returned kickoffs • two-time all-conference selection and two-time team Most Valuable Player • ran for 1,700 yards as a senior • played in the Adam Taliaferro All-Star Game. Personal: Justin Laing (“lang”) • born Jan. 5, 1990 in Philadelphia • son of Mike Williams and Jackie Laing • one of seven children • communications major with a minor in history • aspires to be an ESPN analyst • has worked at Polo Ralph Lauren Store in Atlantic City, N.J. during the summer • big fan of Will Ferrell movies • comes from an athletic family • brother, Chris Harper, played college football at NCAA Division I Rutgers • brother, Dominique Harper, played football at NCAA Division III Lincoln (Pa.) University • brother, Damon Harper, played basketball at Lincoln • cousin, Arman Shelds, was a standout at CAA rival Richmond • cousin, Evan Shields, plays at CAA foe Rhode Island. 46

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LAING’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rushing Att. 2012 10/3 100 Totals 10/3 100

Yards 457 457

Avg. 4.6 4.6

TD Long 3 42 3 42

Avg. 9.6 9.6

TD Long 0 16 0 16

Career-High Rushing Yards: 75 yards vs. Villanova, 2012 Year GP/GS 2012 10/3 Totals 10/3

Receptions 7 7

Yards 67 67

Career-High Receiving Yards: 51 yards vs. Maine, 2012

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Fr.r • OL • 6-4 • 265 Jacksonville, Fla. Bishop Kenny At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as a center • one of several top young linemen on the squad • big frame with good footwork and a versatile athlete • redshirt freshman who will battle for quality playing time • projected as No. 2 backup at center to All-Colonial Athletic Association pick Brandon Heath. 2012 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • served on scout team and gained praise from coaching staff for his outstanding potential • appeared on team’s two-deep lineup for most of the season but did not see game action • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Standout two-way lineman at Bishop Kenny High School • earned All-district honorable mention honors as a senior in 2011 despite missing six games with a sprained knee injury • earned Jacksonville All-City honors in both 2010 and 2011 • first team All-district offensive lineman in 2010 • rated by Rivals.com as the No. 3 offensive tackle in Jacksonville area, No. 5 in Northeast Florida, and No. 28 in state of Florida • rated a 2-Star Prospect by Rivals.com • led team to 10-0 record as a senior and 7-3 mark as a junior when both squads won district titles - the school’s first in 30 years • also played basketball for two seasons and led team to combined record of 26-10 • member of school’s Letterman’s Club. Personal: William Gerald “Will” Lewis • born May 5, 1994 in Jacksonville, Fla. • son of Greg and Linda Lewis • father is a graduate of Florida State and mother is a graduate of North Florida • oldest of three children • business major at Delaware • enjoys volleyball, basketball, and wakeboarding in his spare time.

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Jr. • LB • 6-3 • 245 Baltimore, Md. Edmonson-Westside (Maryland) At Delaware: Second-year transfer from the University of Maryland who hopes to finally see action at Delaware • looking to come back at full strength after missing the entire 2012 season and 2013 spring drills with injuries • projected to battle sophomore Derek Battle for a starting spot at outside linebacker (Will) • could also be a key member of special teams unit • teammate of current Blue Hen players Zach Kerr, Travis Hawkins, and Mario Rowson at Maryland • solid run-stopper • tough-minded, aggressive defensive player who has a good motor. 2012 Season: Was projected to play a key role in Delaware linebacker corps but suffered an injury in pre-season that sidelined him for the entire year • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. At Maryland: Played linebacker and defensive end for two seasons at Maryland for head coaches Ralph Friedgen and Randy Edsall • teams went 11-14 in his two seasons • played in 20 career games with seven starts over two seasons and recorded 48 tackles • also had six sacks and nine tackles for loss. 2011 Season: Played in eight games with seven starts at defensive end for first-year head coach Randy Edsall • team went 2-10 • dismissed from team over final four games • ranked among Terrapin leaders with 30 tackles, including 13 solo stops • also had six tackles for loss (23 yards), three sacks (18 yards), and was second on the team with two forced fumbles • recorded a career-high seven tackles vs. Georgia Tech and added six vs. Temple and four each against Towson and Miami • had two sacks and forced a fumble vs. Towson • had two tackles for loss vs. Georgia Tech and added a sack and a forced fumble against West Virginia. 2010 Season: Reserve linebacker for team that went 9-4 under Friedgen • team was ranked No. 23 in final Associated Press poll after defeating East Carolina 51-20 in Military Bowl • played in 12 games after joining the team in the spring • served as the backup to first team All-ACC performer Alex Wujciak • also saw action on special teams • recorded 18 tackles (9 solo) and was third on team with three sacks • tied for third in the Atlantic Coast Conference among freshmen in sacks • one of five true freshmen to see time during the year • posted a career-high seven tackles, including a career-best two solo stops, vs. Morgan State • had three tackles vs. Florida International and Wake Forest • posted career-highs in tackles for loss (two) and sacks (two) vs. Miami • had one sack for eight-yard loss vs. North Carolina State • recorded his first career interception vs. East Carolina in the Military Bowl and returned the pick 34 yards to set up a touchdown. At Fork Union Military Academy: Ranked No. 5 nationally among prep school recruits by Rivals.com in 2009 • signed with Maryland in February but attended the Virginia-based prep school in the fall • coached by John Shuman. High School: Labeled a four-star recruit by Rivals.com as a senior at Edmonson-Westside High School for head coach Dante Jones • ranked No. 24 in SuperPrep’s Mid-Atlantic 54 • rated the ninth-best player in Maryland and the 15th-best strongside defensive end in the nation by Rivals • rated the 83rd-best defensive end nationally by Scout • tallied 91 tackles, including six sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries despite playing through a wrist injury as a senior in 2008 • helped lead Red Storm to an 8-4 record and a berth in the Class AA North regional championship game • selected to the ESPN Small School All-State team • named defensive MVP of the Offense-Defense Bowl after recording two sacks and blocking a punt • contributed 13 sacks as a junior • helped Red Storm claim its first Class 2A state championship in 2006 • also played basketball and lacrosse for the Red Storm • also recruited by Georgia, Clemson, Syracuse, Rutgers and Purdue. Personal: David Mackall (“mackle”) • born March 20, 1991 in Baltimore • son of Ava Mackall • has three older sisters • enjoys drawing in his spare time • sociology major at Delaware with a minor in human services • worked at Klondike Kate’s Restaurant in Newark during the summer.

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So. • OL • 6-2 • 285 Hazlet, N.J. Raritan At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as an offensive lineman • sophomore who is slated to open season as No. 2 right guard behind All-Colonial Athletic Association standout Bobby Kennedy • adds solid backup strength to unit that returns all five starters in 2013 • honor student • serves as one of 16 members of the UD football team’s Leadership Council. 2012 Season: Earned letter as a redshirt freshman • served as a backup at offensive guard but did not see game action • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Grinder Awards for 2011-12 for showing consistent improvement • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Did not see game action for the Blue Hens and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under Keeler • Delaware’s first commitment to recruiting class • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll. High School: Two-way lineman for head coach Anthony Petruzzi at Raritan High School • two-year varsity letterwinner who served as team captain as a senior • earned all-division and All-Shore honors as a senior • earned All-Shore Academic honors and received the 2010 Vince Lombardi Award for conduct in championship game • started every game at offensive line his final two seasons and every game on defense his senior year • recorded 35 tackles as a senior • led team to an 8-3 record and a berth in the Central Jersey Group 2 semifinals in 2009 and to a 6-4 mark in 2010 • lettered in track and field as a junior in 2010 as a shot putter and discus thrower. Personal: Christian Omar Marchena (“mar-chenna”) • son of Jose and Grace Marchena • born May 6, 1993 • has a younger sister • honor student as an electrical engineering major at Delaware • father is a graduate of the University of South Carolina • worked at the front desk of Embassy Suites Hotel in Newark during the summer.

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Fr.r • K • 5-10 • 190 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cardinal Gibbons At Delaware: First-year member of the team • walk-on • will add solid support to the kicking game as backup on placements and kickoffs behind All-American candidate Sean Baner and top backup Garrett Greenway. High School: Three-sport standout in football, soccer, and track & field at Cardinal Gibbons High School • two-year regular in football for head coach Mike Morril as team’s kicker and punter • led teams to marks of 8-2 and 6-4 • earned second team All-State (AAA) honors as a kicker as a senior • converted 12 of 16 field goals in in 2012, setting a school record for field goals in a season and leading the area in field goals • scored 70 points and kicked a 51-yard field goal • three-year starter in soccer where he played stopper and defensive midfield • led teams to three-year mark of 42-25 • competed for track & field team as a pole vaulter and distance runner in 2009 • AP Scholar • served as President of Latin Honor Society and Key Club. Personal: Kevin Patrick McLaughlin • born Dec. 13, 1993 • son of Jim and Ann McLaughlin • has a younger brother • finance and management major at Delaware • aspires to become a CFO at a Fortune 500 company • father is a marine engineer • enjoyed listening to country music and traveling • avid fan of NBA champion Miami Heat • cousin played collegiate lacrosse at Duke.

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BLAIR MENEFEE

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Jr. • DB • 5-11 • 210 Newark, Del. Hodgson At Delaware: Fourth-year player as a junior • walk-on who adds depth to a Delaware secondary that lost three starters to graduation • has appeared in three career games for Delaware • enters season projected as the No. 2 strong safety behind Craig Brodsky • could also play a key role on special teams • recorded one tackle in Blue-White spring game. 2012 Season: Earned second letter for the Blue Hens as a backup defensive back and special teams player • saw action in two games for the Hens, helping team defeat Bucknell and Rhode Island at home • did not record a statistic • posted a tackle in 2012 Blue-White spring game • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Appeared in one game for the Blue Hens to earn first letter • saw action in second half in early season win over Delaware State • did not record any statistics • team went 7-4 under Keeler. 2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for head coach Frank Moffett at Hodgson Vo-Tech School • played defensive back, linebacker, and fullback • helped team to a 37-9 record throughout four years • 13-0 team as a sophomore won the Division II Delaware State Championship • went 10-3 as a senior, helping team reach championship game • missed all but the final two games of the season as a senior, returning from an ankle injury to play two playoff games • named to the 2007 Flight B Conference honorable mention squad • earned a position on the 2008 Flight B Conference second team • was a 2008 All-State third team selection in 2008 • Academic All Flight B Conference 2007-09 • also ran the 4 x 100m relay, 4 x 200m relay, and the 100m sprints for the track team. Personal: Blair Menefee (“men-uh-fee”), Jr • son of Blair and Deneida Menefee • born March 29, 1992 • history and behavior health science major at Delaware • has a younger brother • has worked at Pinnacle Energy Home Improvement and at the Winterthur Museum during the summer.

MIKE MILBURN

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Sr. • WR • 6-4 • 225 Bowie, Md. DeMatha At Delaware: Fifth-year senior who is a key member of the Blue Hen passing attack • three-year letterwinner who is projected as the starter entering the season at the Z wide receiver slot • has played in 18 career games with two starts and caught 26 passes for 370 yards • blessed with excellent size at 6-4 with good speed • serves as one of 16 members of the UD football team’s Leadership Council • two-time CoSIDA Academic AllAmerican nominee • enjoyed a solid spring and caught a 70-yard touchdown pass from fellow receiver Rob Jones in the Blue-White spring game. 2012 Season: Broke into Delaware lineup in a big way as he became a key part of passing game as a junior • played in 10 games overall and started contests vs. Maine and Old Dominion • ranked No. 3 among all Delaware receivers as he caught 26 passes for 370 yards and two touchdowns • his 14.2 yards per catch average was tops among UD players with 10 or more catches • enjoyed best career game vs. Richmond when he caught six passes for 90 yards and was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week • also had six receptions for 60 yards vs. Maine and caught three passes for 69 yards vs. Rhode Island and three for 26 yards vs. Villanova • caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from 48

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Trent Hurley vs. New Hampshire and a 14-yard scoring strike vs. Hurley against Old Dominion • enjoyed an outstanding spring and shared the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Player on Offense Award with offensive guard Bobby Kennedy • caught two passes for six yards in 2012 Blue-White spring game • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Saw action in three games as a backup receiver to earn second letter • did not record any statistics • saw action in games against Delaware State, Towson, and Richmond • team went 7-4 under Keeler • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll. 2010 Season: Appeared in four games for the Blue Hens but did not catch a pass • earned first letter • made great strides during the season • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 under Keeler. High School: Played wide receiver for head coach Bill McGregor at DeMatha Catholic High School • led team to a three-year record of 32-4, including three straight WCAC conference titles • team was ranked No. 10 in the country and No. 1 in the Maryland-DC area by USA Today in 2006 • team was ranked No. 2 in area in 2007 and No. 3 in 2008 by the Washington Post • caught 25 passes for 400 yards and three touchdowns as a senior in 2008 • earned third team AllWCAC honors as a senior • was team’s Unsung Hero Award winner • also competed in track and field and led team to a second place team finish at the 2008 WCAC meet • competed in long jump and sprints • won the 200 meters (22.4), anchored the winning 4 x 100m relay and 4 x 200m relay, and placed second in the long jump at the 2009 WCAC conference meet • National Honor Society student and senior class president. Personal: Michael Eric “Mike” Milburn II • born April 12, 1991 • son of Michael and Kimla Milburn • has a younger brother and younger sister • honor student as a mass communications major at Delaware with a minor in journalism and black American studies • anchored show Fullcourt Press on UD Student Television station • has worked as a student assistant with UD Multimedia Office during Winter Session, filming and editing game action and conducting interviews with student-athletes • member of UD Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) • enjoys basketball and video games in spare time • cousin, Glen Milburn, played several seasons in the National Football League • has worked at a local golf course and with UD Custodial Services during the summer • member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

MILBURN’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Receptions 2010 4/0 0 2011 11/1 26 2012 11/2 26 Totals 18/2 26

Yards 0 338 370 370

Career-High Receiving Yards: 92 yards vs. Richmond, 2012

Avg. 0.0 13.0 14.2 14.2

TD Long 0 0 2 36 2 38 2 38

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SAM MILLER

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Sr. • WR • 6-4 • 215 North Brunswick, N.J. North Brunswick (UConn)

So. • DB • 5-7 • 170 Los Angeles, Calif. Windward School At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a sophomore defensive back • diminutive but speedy runner who adds depth to a defensive secondary that lost three starters • enters the season projected as the No. 3 cornerback behind All-CAA standout Travis Hawkins and redshirt freshman Mark Doe • could also see action on special teams • registered four tackles and a pass breakup in the Blue-White spring game. 2012 Season: Earned first letter as a Blue Hen as a backup defensive back • saw first career action as a backup in late season win over Rhode Island • did not record a statistic • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Did not see game action in first year at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility • served as a scout team running back in practice • team went 7-4 under Keeler. High School: Played eight-man football and soccer at Windward Academy in Los Angeles • competed at running back and wide receiver in football for head coach Darren Willis • four-year varsity standout who earned All-State honors three times and all-league honors twice. • led football team to CIF state title in 2010 and two league titles • four-year varsity performer in soccer as a defender and centerback for head coach Nick Webster • All-State and allleague soccer performer as a senior • soccer team won league title in 2010. Personal: Samuel Seiji Miller • born July 26, 1992 • son of Jimmy Miller and Cheryl Nakao-Miller • has not declared a major • has a younger sister • father is a talent manager and producer in Los Angeles • uncle is well-known comedian Dennis Miller • one of his hobbies is collecting sneakers • mother is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Jr. • LB • 5-11 • 210 Lanham, Md. Friendship Collegiate (ASA C.C.) At Delaware: First-year transfer from ASA Community College in New York • will have junior eligibility to play two seasons at Delaware • adds solid support to Delaware linebacker unit • projected to open season as the No. 3 outside linebacker (Sam) behind sophomore Jeff Williams and junior Kyle Gayle • enrolled at Delaware during Winter Session and took part in spring drills • played in Blue-White spring game and recorded three tackles • passionate player with impressive speed. High School/Junior College: Played at several high schools in Maryland, including Friendship Collegiate Academy before enrolling in ASA Community College in New York City where he played for head coach Chris Boden • had 94 tackles, eight sacks, and 12 quarterback hurries, in 2009 at FCA • named the Washington, D.C. All-City Bowl Defensive MVP in 2009 • played two seasons at ASA in 2011 and 2012 • led ASA Community College to a 9-1 record in 2012 when team captured the conference title and advanced to the Carrier Dome Bowl • recorded 32 tackles, including 2.5 for loss, in 2012. Personal: Kennedy Ogbonna (“og-bahna”) • son of Linda Ogbonna • plans to major in criminal justice at Delaware.

At Delaware: Second-year transfer from the University of Connecticut where he was a two-year team member • will add solid depth to the wide receiver position and on special teams • enters season projected as the No. 2 wide receiver behind returning starter Michael Johnson at the X spot • athletic player with great size. 2012 Season: Earned letter in first season at Delaware • joined squad prior to pre-season camp after transfer from Connecticut • was projected as a linebacker and defensive end but moved over to wide receiver during the season • appeared in nine games as a backup wide receiver and special teams player • caught a three-yard pass vs. William & Mary • also registered four tackles (three solo) on special teams • recorded tackles against Delaware State, William & Mary, Rhode Island, and Old Dominion • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. At Connecticut: Two-year team member at NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision member University of Connecticut for head coaches Paul Pasqualoni and Randy Edsall • team posted two-year record of 13-12 and played in Fiesta Bowl in 2011. 2011 Season: Played in all 12 games for Connecticut as a backup linebacker and special teams player • led team to a record of 5-7 for Pasqualoni • recorded 10 tackles, including five solo stop • had career-high three tackles each vs. Syracuse and Fordham • also recorded single tackles against Iowa State, Western Michigan, Louisville, and Rutgers. 2010 Season: Did not see game action in first year with Connecticut and retained freshman eligibility • named the Offensive Scout Player of the Week before the West Virginia game (Oct. 29) • team went 8-5 under Edsall • team advanced to the Fiesta Bowl before falling to No. 7 ranked Oklahoma 48-20. At Fork Union Military Academy: Played one post-graduate season at Virginia-based Fork Union Military Academy in 2009. High School: Played his high school football at North Brunswick High School • earned first team all-conference honors and was a team captain • had 15 career interceptions • earned honorable mention honors as the U.S. Army All-America Combine • honor roll student. Personal: Andrew Opoku (“oh-po-ku”) • born on November 11, 1990 • sociology major with a minor in economics at Delaware • son of Vida Graham-Accquah and Joe Graham.

OPOKU’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Receptions 2012 9/0 1 Totals 9/0 1

Yards 3 3

Avg. 3.0 3.0

TD Long 0 3 0 3

Career-High Receiving Yards: 3 yards vs. William & Mary, 2012

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ANDREW PETERSON

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Fr.r • WR • 6-3 • 205 Newark, Del. Wilmington Charter At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad • expected to make a contribution to the Blue Hen receiving corps as a redshirt freshman • enters pre-season projected as the No. 4 wide receiver • outstanding athlete with great speed and size • back at full strength after missing his entire freshman season and 2012 spring drills with an injury. 2012 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • suffered injury in pre-season and sat out entire year • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Earned All-State honors as a senior in 2011 at Charter School of Wilmington for head coach and former Delaware defensive back Tyran Rice • earned second team All-Blue Hen Conference honors • played in the annual Blue-Gold High School All-Star Game in June at Delaware Stadium • earned honorable mention All-Blue Hen Conference honors as a junior in 2010 • served as team captain as a senior • caught 40 passes for 430 yards and 10 touchdowns and intercepted three passes as a junior • caught 45 passes for 586 yards and eight touchdowns, rushed for 150 yards and one touchdown, and intercepted one pass as a senior • team went 7-3 in 2010 • attended UD Football Camp •honor roll student. Personal: Andrew Lang Peterson • born June 11, 1994 • son of Alexander and Sandra Peterson • health sciences major at Delaware • would like to enter physical therapy field after graduation • one of four children • father is a state policeman.

ANDREW PIERCE

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Sr • RB • 5-11 • 200 Bridgeton, N.J. Cumberland Regional At Delaware: One of the nation’s most respected and most productive running backs • former walk-on who is a fourth-year starter in the Blue Hen backfield and once again a strong candidate for All-American and National Player of the Year honors • one of 20 players nationwide selected to the Walter Payton National Player of the Year Award Watch presented by The Sports Network • recognized on The Sports Network pre-season All-American third team • looking to become a three-time All-American and four-time All-CAA selection • also looking to become the first UD player since Omar Cuff (2004-07) to lead the team in rushing all four years • has played in 35 career games with 34 starts and carried 747 times for 3,637 yards and 34 touchdowns while catching 79 passes for 426 yards (5.4 avg.) and four touchdowns • among active NCAA FCS career leaders in carries (2nd), yards (4th), touchdowns (5th), yards per game (6th at 103.9), and all-purpose yards (12th at 116.1) • needs just 388 yards to crack the Colonial Athletic Association career Top 10 rushing yardage list (Carl Smith of Maine is No. 9 at 4,025 in 1988-91) • needs 67 carries to crack CAA all-time Top 10 in that category (Bill Burnham of UNH is No. 10 at 814) • needs nine touchdowns rushing to crack CAA all-time Top 10 in that category (Maurice Murray of Northeastern is No. 10 with 43) • active CAA leader in carries and yards rushing and No. 2 in touchdowns and yards rushing per game • listed in the top 10 in many UD career lists, ranking No. 2 in yards per game (103.9 - record is 106.4 by Cuff), No. 3 in attempts (747 - 178 shy of Cuff’s record of 925), No. 3 in yardage (3,637 - 950 shy of record of 4,587 by Daryl Brown in 1991-94 and 727 short of No. 2 by Cuff at 4,364), No. 3 in 100-yard rushing games (18 - 4 shy of record of 22 by Brown), No. 6 in rushing touchdowns (34), and No. 6 in all-purpose yards (4,063) • ranks No. 21 all-time in pass 50

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receptions (79) • dominating runner who stays low to the ground, can find holes, and challenges defenders • reliable receiver out of the backfield • rarely goes down after first hit • once caught passes in 25 straight games • all-time CAA leader with 10 Player or Rookie of the Week honors • serves as one of 16 members of the UD football team’s Leadership Council • rushed for 67 yards on 10 carries and scored a touchdown in Blue-White spring game. 2012 Season: Despite an injury-plagued season, led Blue Hens in rushing for the third straight year and continued to become one of the most feared runners in both the CAA and the NCAA • was listed on the Walter Payton National Player of the Year Watch List and on several other pre-season All-American teams • earned All-CAA honors for the third straight year, garnering third team honors in the coaches voting despite posting the lowest numbers of his career • still achieved at a high level despite missing two games (Towson and Richmond) with an injury and seeing limited action in two others (Maine and Villanova) • carried a team-high 139 times for 703 yards, a 5.1 average per carry, and four touchdowns • moved ahead of all-time great Chuck Hall (3,157 yards in 1968-70) into third place on UD career rushing list • caught five passes for 15 yards and one touchdown out of the backfield • ranked No. 5 in the CAA in rushing (78.1 yards per game) • was named Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week vs. Rhode Island after rushing for a season-high 141 yards and two touchdowns • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week vs. Rhode Island and William & Mary • rushed for over 80 yards six times • rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns vs. William & Mary, 101 yards against Bucknell, 95 yards vs. Delaware State, 86 yards against West Chester, and 82 yards vs. New Hampshire • caught season-high three passes for five yards and a five-yard touchdown receptions vs. Rhode Island and also had a four-yard reception vs. Bucknell and a six-yard catch vs. Old Dominion • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Followed an unbelievable freshman season with a sensational sophomore campaign in the Blue Hen backfield • earned second team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors • earned honorable mention College Sporting News Fabulous Fifty Team honors • finished 14th in voting for the Walter Payton Award • selected as Touchdown Club of South Jersey NCAA FCS College Player of the Year • started all 11 games and led the team in rushing with 1,279 yards on 279 carries (4.6 avg) with 16 touchdowns • led team with 1,491 all-purpose yards • team’s No. 2 receiver with 42 receptions for 212 yards (5.0 avg.) and leading scorer with 98 points on 16 touchdowns and a two-point conversion • 279 carries was No. 4 all-time in a single season at UD while 1,279 yards ranks No. 10, 116.3 yards rushing per game ranks No. 5, 16 touchdowns ranks No. 7, and 42 receptions ranks No. 3 among running backs • ranked No. 2 in the CAA and No. 11 in the NCAA in scoring (8.7 points per game), No. 3 in the CAA and No. 13 in the NCAA in rushing (116.3 yards per game), and No. 3 in the CAA and No. 26 in the NCAA in all-purpose running (135.5 yards per game) • rushed for 100 yards or more eight times led by a career-high 215 yards and two touchdowns vs. Richmond • 215 yards was the No. 8 highest single game total in UD history • also had 158 yards and three touchdowns vs. Towson, 143 yards and a touchdown vs. William & Mary, 123 yards and two touchdowns vs. West Chester, 120 yards and a touchdown vs. Maine, 119 yards and a touchdown vs. Navy, 109 yards and a touchdown vs. Villanova, and 106 yards and three touchdowns vs. Delaware State • was held under 80 yards just once (21 yards on 14 carries in win vs. Old Dominion) • carried a career-high 40 times vs. Villanova (No. 3 all-time at UD) and also rushed 34 times vs. Richmond and 34 times for Towson • averaged 36 carries for 160.6 yards and scored six touchdowns over final three games of the season vs. Towson, Richmond, and Villanova as Hens won final three games • had team’s longest run of the season with a 44-yard scamper for a touchdown vs. West Chester • caught at least one pass in all 11 games, extending his pass-catching total to 25 straight games • tied a UD record for running backs with a career-high eight receptions for 34 yards vs. Maine • also had seven catches for 32 yards vs. West Chester and seven catches for 26

Blue Hen Football yards vs. William & Mary • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week twice during the season for performances against West Chester and Towson • Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week for performances vs. Towson and Richmond • earned UD Strength & Conditioning team Iron Blue Hen Award for 2011-12 as the team’s most committed player to weight training and conditioning • team went 7-4 under Keeler. 2010 Season: Enjoyed the finest season for a freshman running back in the history of Delaware football and one of the best by any player in Blue Hen history • walk-on who earned the starting job late in pre-season practice and was a star from the outset • started all 15 games at running back and led the team in rushing as a true freshman as he gained a UD freshman record 1,655 yards on 329 carries (5.0 avg.) with 14 touchdowns • only second player in UD history to lead the Yankee/Atlantic 10/CAA in rushing (Germaine Bennett led with 101.6 in 2003) • also caught 32 passes for 199 yards (6.2 avg.) and three touchdowns • third team The Sports Network All-American and one of just two freshmen nationally to be named to the team • Phil Steele College Football National Freshman of the Year • College Sporting News All-American • ECAC All-East Freshman of the Year • Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Rookie of the Year and first team All-CAA • led all NCAA FCS freshmen, led the CAA, and ranked No. 15 in the nation in rushing with 110.3 yards per game • posted the second highest single-season rushing yardage total at UD and most since All-American Omar Cuff rushed for 1,945 in 2007 • rushed for 100 yards or more in seven of his 15 games • was outstanding in the post-season, rushing 95 times for 506 yards and two touchdowns in four games, averaging 126.5 yards rushing per game • closed the year with a 186-yard effort in NCAA semifinal win over Georgia Southern and a 142-yard effort with one touchdown in national title game against Eastern Washington • carried 13 times for 119 yards and a touchdown collegiate debut vs. West Chester • rushed 26 times for 165 yards and a touchdown vs. South Dakota State • had season-high 200 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns against Duquesne • became first UD freshman and just the sixth player all-time to rush for over 200 yards in a game • became first UD freshman to rush for over 100 yards in each of his first four games • reached 1,000 yards rushing in a season (nine games) and career faster than any player in UD history • had season-high three touchdowns on 26 carries with 114 yards vs. Richmond • ran 26 times for 131 yards and two touchdowns vs. Rhode Island • rushed 16 times for 79 yards and two scores vs. Towson • had two catches for 26 yards and a score vs. Maine • had one catch for 31 yards and a touchdown against Massachusetts • had four catches for 18 yards and a score vs. Villanova with his one-yard touchdown catch with 18 seconds left sending the game into overtime • caught four passes for 18 yards vs. Eastern Washington • led the team with 1,854 all purpose yards (No. 39 in NCAA and No. 2 among freshmen) • ranked No. 2 in the CAA and No. 40 in the NCAA (No. 5 among freshmen) in scoring with 6.8 points per game • became one of the most decorated players in school history • earned CAA Offensive Player of the Week vs. Duquesne • selected CAA Rookie of the Week six times, including three straight weeks to open the season (West Chester, South Dakota State, Duquesne, Maine, Rhode Island, Towson) • selected as Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week three times (South Dakota State, Duquesne, Georgia Southern) • selected as the New Jersey Sportswriters Association College Running Back of the Year • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Standout running back at Cumberland Regional High School for head coach Tom Lake • one of the top running backs in South Jersey • led team to back-to-back playoff appearances • 2007 berth was the school’s first in school history • set single-season school records with 1,640 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2009 • Cumberland Regional’s all-time leading rusher with 4,537 yards • selected to the All-Group III, All-Conference, All-Press and second team All-South Jersey • named Touchdown Club of South Jersey’s Running Back of the Year • awarded the Maxwell Club Mini Max Award • doubled as a standout track & field athlete • won sectional titles in the javelin • finished fifth at the Penn Relays • holds school record with toss of 191-5 • named to All-South Jersey track & field team. Personal: Andrew Michael Pierce • nickname is A.P. • health behavior science major at Delaware • son of Steven and Wanda Pierce • born March 6, 1991 • has an older brother • enjoys fishing and camping in spare time • has pre-game ritual of watching highlights of great runs by late NFL Hall of Famer Walter Payton • participated in event at the White House with Vice President Joe Biden in June, 2012 that launched a public service announcement about dating violence.

Player Profiles PIERCE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rushing Att. 2010 15/15 329 2011 11/11 279 2012 9/8 139 Totals 35/34 747

Yards 1,655 1,279 703 3,637

Avg. 5.0 4.6 5.1 4.9

TD Long 14 40 16 44 4 40 34 44

Career-High Rushing Yards: 215 yards vs. Richmond, 2011; 200 yards vs. Duquesne, 2010 Year 2010 2011 2012 Totals

GP/GS 15/15 11/11 9/8 35/34

Receptions 32 42 5 79

Yards 199 212 15 426

Avg. 6.2 5.0 3.0 5.4

TD Long 3 31 0 12 1 6 4 31

Career-High Receiving Yards: 36 yards vs. Massachusetts, 2011

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Sr. • DL • 6-0 • 270 Bridgeville, Pa. Canon-McMillan At Delaware: Fifth-year senior for Blue Hens • walk-on • three-year letterwinner who adds depth to Blue Hen defensive front at the tackle position • strong player with quick feet • has played in nine career games at Delaware and registered four tackles. 2012 Season: Earned third letter as a backup defensive tackle for Blue Hens • saw action in four games in a reserve role • recorded two tackles on the season, both in lateseason game at Richmond • posted three tackles in 2012 Blue-White spring game • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Played in two games in backup role to earn second letter • saw action vs. West Chester and Delaware State • did not record a tackle • team went 7-4 under Keeler. 2010 Season: Saw action in five games for the Blue Hens to earn first letter • registered two tackles on the season • had one tackle for loss vs. West Chester • registered a solo stop vs. Towson • member of a Delaware defense that led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game) • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 under Keeler. High School: Three-sport standout in football, ice hockey, and baseball at Canon-McMillan High School • four-year letterwinner in football who played offensive guard and defensive end for head coach Guy Montecalvo • three-time allconference pick • named to all-district team as a senior when he was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fab 22 • played in state East-West All-Star Game • four-year letterwinner as a defenseman in ice hockey • first baseman in baseball who led team to state title his junior year • honor student • student council member. Personal: Alex Michael Pihakis (“puh-hay-cuss”) • born July 5, 1990 • son of Michael and Karen Pihakis • sport management major with a minor in business administration at Delaware • would like to become a sports agent • has an older sister • enjoys riding dirt bikes and skiing in spare time • grandfather, Manuel Pihakis, wrestled at Indiana University.

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TFL-Yards 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Player Profiles Sacks-Yards PB 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0

Int. 0 0 0 0

FF/FR 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

Career-High Tackles: 2 vs. Richmond, 2012

JOSH PLUMMER

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MATT RODRIGUEZ

At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as a sophomore • will once again play a key role for the Delaware defensive front • one of eight players returning who have starting experience on the defensive line • enters pre-season projected as the No. 2 right tackle behind All-American candidate and All-CAA performer Zach Kerr • registered four tackles in Blue-White spring game. 2012 Season: Played a key role on Delaware defense as a true freshman • part of a contingent that included high school teammate Vince Hollerman • unit ranked second in the Colonial Athletic Association in rushing defense, allowing just 134.2 yards per game • earned letter after playing in six games and starting one • missed several games with injuries • recorded three tackles on the season • posted solo tackle against Maine and assisted stops vs. Bucknell and New Hampshire • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Standout defensive lineman at Camden County High School for head coach Jeff Herron • led the 2012 team to a 12-1 record, a perfect 8-0 mark in regional play, a regional title, and a berth in the state Elite Eight • team was nationally ranked in the top 10 at one point in the season • earned All-District (Region 3) honors as both a junior an senior • bounced back from injury suffered his junior year • collected 39 tackles and 18 quarterback sacks over his final two seasons. Personal: Joshua Alexander “Josh” Plummer • born May 19, 1993 • son of Gus and Toinette Plummer • one of five children • has not yet declared a major at Delaware • father works in oil well drilling • among hobbies are acting, singing, and bowling.

JALEN RANDOLPH

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Fr.r • RB • 6-1 • 220 Ridley Park, Pa. Ridley At Delaware: Bruising running back with great size • expected to play key role in Delaware running game as a redshirt freshman • projected as team’s No. 3 running back heading into pre-season behind a pair of seniors in All-American Andrew Pierce and last year’s second leading rusher Julian Laing • was limited in spring drills due to an injury and did not play in Blue-White spring game • honor student • serves as one of 16 members of the UD football team’s Leadership Council. 2012 Season: Was expected to play a key

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role in Delaware backfield as a freshman but was injured in pre-season and did not see action • retained freshman eligibility • named to Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Standout at running back and linebacker at Ridley High School in nearby Delaware County (Pa.) for head coach Dennis Decker • named first team all-region running back by easternpafootball.com • earned All-Central League honors by the Philadelphia Inquirer three times, including first team honors at running back in 2011 • three-year All-Delaware County pick by Delaware County Daily Times, including first team laurels on defense as a senior • played in second annual Chesapeake Bowl in December • named Central League Player of the Week in September when he rushed for a school-record 270 yards and four touchdowns vs. Marple-Newtown • Pennsylvania Big 33 Hot 100 Prospect List • took part in Under Armour 360 Combine in Baltimore, Md. in May, 2011 • rushed for 1,250 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior • led Ridley teams to a three-year mark of 32-7 and two league titles • team went 13-2 and won district title in 2009 • rated a 3-Star Prospect by Rivals.com. Personal: Jalen Patrick Randolph • born Aug. 7, 1994 • son of Pat and Julie Randolph • honor student • has not declared a major at Delaware • father is currently the wide receivers coach at NCAA Division III Ursinus (Pa.) College, was one of the all-time great running backs in Pennsylvania history, and enjoyed an outstanding career at West Virginia University • relative of Mike Randolph, who played football at Delaware in 1975-77.

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So. • TE • 6-4 • 250 Lake Worth, Fla. Park Vista At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a sophomore • was expected to play a key role with Blue Hens’ tight end unit but suffered injury in spring drills and will miss the entire 2013 season • has good strength to fight off defenders. 2012 Season: Earned letter in his first season as the team’s No. 3 tight end behind Nick Boyle and Ryan Cobb • played in all 11 games as a backup tight end, blocker in short yardage situations, and special teams • caught first career pass for four yards vs. Maine • caught a 64-yard scoring toss from Justin Burns to highlight the 2012 BlueWhite spring game in April • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Did not see game action in first season at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under Keeler. High School: Played tight end at Park Vista High School • began his career at Summit Christian High School before playing his final season at Park Vista • led Park Vista with eight catches for 112 yards and three touchdowns in a run-oriented offense • team Most Valuable Player • team went 7-3 in 2010 • participated in the Palm Beach County-Treasure Coast All-Star Game • rated as the No. 57 best recruit and the No. 4 tight end in the Palm Beach area • also played baseball while at Summitt Christian where he was a three-year starting centerfielder • Spanish Honor Society • was a district champion in weightlifting and advanced to state

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• also recruited by Central Florida, Duke, Fordham, Wake Forest, and West Virginia. Personal: Matthew Daniel “Matt” Rodriguez • born June 30, 1993 • son of Donia Rodriguez • one of three children • has not declared a major at Delaware • mother is a construction manager and a graduate of New York University • enjoys going to the beach, fishing, and scuba diving in his spare time • plays the saxophone. RODRIGUEZ’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Receptions 2012 11/0 1 Totals 11/0 1

Yards 4 4

Avg. 4.0 4.0

TD Long 0 4 0 4

TREVOR SASEK

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Career-High Receiving Yards: 4 yards vs. Maine, 2012

MARIO ROWSON

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Jr. • DB • 6-3 • 210 Norfolk, Va. Lake Taylor (Maryland) At Delaware: Second-year transfer from the University of Maryland where he played for two seasons • tall, athletic defender who has good ball skills • looking to see first career action at Delaware • adds depth to a Blue Hen defensive secondary that lost three starters to graduation • projected as No. 2 cornerback behind Jordan Thomas entering season • could also see action on special teams. 2012 Season: Did not see game action in first season at Delaware after transfer from Maryland • was one of three Maryland transfers in 2012, joining DL Zach Kerr and LB David Mackall • backup defensive back • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. At Maryland: Played linebacker and defensive back for two seasons at Maryland for head coaches Ralph Friedgen and Randy Edsall • teams went 11-14 in his two seasons • recorded 27 tackles in 11 games. 2011 Season: Played in 11 games with four starts at linebacker for first-year head coach Randy Edsall • team went 2-10 • posted 27 tackles, including 12 solo stops as a redshirt freshman • also had three tackles for loss (14 yards), one sack for eight yards, and two pass breakups • had career-high seven tackles each vs. Georgia Tech and Boston College • also had five tackles, including a sack, vs. Florida State • had three tackles each vs. Temple and Clemson and recorded a tackle for loss against Towson. 2010 Season: First-year linebacker for team that went 9-4 under Friedgen • team was ranked No. 23 in final Associated Press poll after defeating East Carolina 51-20 in Military Bowl • did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility. High School: Explosive two-way player at Lake Taylor High School for head coach Hank Sawyer • started at cornerback and wide receiver • second team Class AAA All-State selection as a senior • was the 25th-ranked player in Virginia by Rivals.com • also ranked No. 68 nationally among safeties by Rivals.com • member of the SuperPrep Virginia 37 • 2009 first team All-Tidewater choice • also tabbed All-Eastern Region and all-district • had seven interceptions and eight touchdowns in leading the Mighty Titans to a 10-3 mark and the regional championship • also played basketball • also considered Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Penn State. Personal: Mario L. Rowson (“row-son”) • born Feb. 8, 1992 in Norfolk, Va. • son of Cheryleen Rowson • has two siblings • sociology major at Delaware.

At Delaware: Fifth-year senior who will battle with 2012 starter Trent Hurley for top spot under center this fall • has battled injuries for much of his career • three-year letterwinner • athletic quarterback with great size at 6-6 and 225 lbs. • has a strong arm and is a strong runner coming out of the pocket • has played in 13 career games with three starts • for career has hit on 48 of 81 passes for 429 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions • has carried the ball 45 times for 116 yards (2.6 avg.) and four scores • completed 9 of 13 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown in the Blue-White spring game. 2012 Season: Served as backup quarterback behind first-year transfer Trent Hurley and senior Tim Donnelly • played in just two games during the season, missing several contests due to injury • saw action midway through season in games vs. Maine and Rhode Island • completed both pass attempts for 12 yards vs. Rhode Island • rushed five times for 24 yards and one touchdown • picked up 26 yards rushing on three attempts vs. Rhode Island and scored on a two-yard touchdown run • did not play in spring game due to injury • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Earned starting quarterback spot in pre-season drills but had season limited due to injuries • saw action in four games and started seasonopener vs. Navy and against Rhode Island • completed 26 of 47 passes for 218 yards and one interception • carried 14 times for 42 yards (3.0 avg) and one touchdown • started opener vs. Navy but was injured late in the third quarter with a knee injury • was first non-transfer to start season opener for Delaware since Sam Postlethwait in 2001 • had surgery and missed next four games before returning as a backup Oct. 8 vs. William & Mary and Oct. 15 vs. Massachusetts • regained starting spot vs. Rhode Island on Oct. 22 but injured knee once again in first half and missed the remainder of the season • hit on 9 of 19 passes for 82 yards with a season-long 20-yard pass vs. Navy • was 0 for 1 in a backup role vs. William & Mary and hit on 10 of 15 passes for 89 yards • completed 7 of 12 passes for 47 yards before leaving Rhode Island game • carried four times for 38 yards and scored on a career-long 21-yard touchdown run vs. Navy • had off-season surgery on knee and missed spring drills • enjoyed a strong spring despite missing some action with mononucleosis • enjoyed a solid outing in the 2011 spring game when he completed 8 of 11 passes for 111 yards, tossed a 12-yard scoring toss to Nihja White, and ran 10 yards for a score. • team went 7-4 under Keeler. 2010 Season: Saw the first action of his career as a redshirt freshman and showed signs of being a solid signal-caller for the future • appeared in seven games as Pat Devlin’s top backup, including his first career start vs. Duquesne when he spelled Devlin, who injured his wrist the week before vs. South Dakota State, and led Delaware to a 30-6 victory at Delaware Stadium • led the Hens for most of the 13-10 win over James Madison when Devlin suffered a concussion during the game’s first series • engineered the winning drive vs. the Dukes as the Hens won on a short field goal with three seconds left to play after putting together a 69-yard drive that consumed nearly seven minutes • for the season, completed 20 of 32

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passes (.625) for 199 yards with one touchdown and one interception and rushed for 50 yards on 26 plays • completed 13 of 21 passes for 124 yards with one interception vs. James Madison, hit on 7 of 9 passes for 75 yards and threw his first career touchdown pass with a 23-yarder to Phillip Thaxton vs. Duquesne, and went 0 for 1 passing vs. West Chester and Maine • also had season-high 19 yards rushing vs. Duquesne and scored on two short scoring runs vs. Richmond and James Madison • rushed three times for 14 yards in first career game vs. West Chester • did not see action in any of Delaware’s four post-season NCAA playoff games • named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week for his performance vs. James Madison • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility • traveled with team as No. 3 quarterback during the second half of the season after backup Sean Hakes left the team • team went 6-5 under Keeler. High School: Three-year starter at quarterback and punter for head coach Gary Rhodenbaugh at SpringFord High School • team went 13-23 during his career • first team all-conference punter and second team quarterback as a senior • honorable mention all-league quarterback as a junior • threw for 4,721 yards and 39 touchdowns for his career • threw for 1,692 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, 1,692 yards and 18 touchdowns with just four interceptions as a junior, and for 1,333 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore • set school records for career completions (316), attempts (640), yards (4,721), and touchdowns (39), season completions (111) and touchdowns (18), and game completions (20) and touchdowns (4) • also played pitcher and outfield in baseball as a three-year standout • baseball team finished second at the state championships in 2008 with a 17-9 record. Personal: Trevor Allen Sasek (“sass-ick”) • born April 9, 1991 • son of Edward and Victoria Sasek • has a younger sister • criminal justice major at Delaware • would like to become a sports psychologist after graduation • both parents are graduates of Washington & Jefferson College • mother is an Army officer • father played two years of football at Washington & Jefferson and led team to 1984 NCAA Division II semifinals • mother played softball, volleyball, and basketball at W&J • enjoys working on cars in his spare time • has worked at nearby White Clay Creek Country Club during the summers.

SASEK’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Comp. 2010 7/1 20 2011 4/2 26 2012 2/0 2 Totals 13/3 48

Att. 32 47 2 81

Yards 199 218 12 429

TD 1 0 0 1

Int. 1 1 0 2

Long 23 20 8 23

Career-High Passing Yards: 124 yards vs. James Madison, 2010 Year 2010 2011 2012 Totals

GP/GS 7/1 4/2 2/0 13/3

Rushing Att. 26 14 5 45

Yards 50 42 24 116

TD 1.9 3.0 4.8 2.6

Int. Long 2 13 1 21 1 23 4 23

Career-High Rushing Yards: 38 yards vs. Navy, 2010

DERRICK SAULSBERRY

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Jr. • DE • 6-3 • 240 St. Mary’s, Ga. Camden County At Delaware: Fourth-year junior and a two-year letterwinner • veteran who is one of nine Blue Hen defensive linemen who return with starting experience • enjoyed an outstanding spring and was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Defensive Player • enters pre-season projected as team’s No. 54

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2 left end behind junior Laith Wallschleger • has endured an injury-plagued career but looks to be back at full strength • dynamic player who can be a dominant pass rusher • great athleticism and quickness • has appeared in 17 career games and recorded seven tackles • recorded three tackles in Blue-White spring game • has switched number from 96 to 90. 2012 Season: Earned second career letter as a key member of the Blue Hen defensive front • played as a backup end throughout the season and also saw action on special teams • played in 10 games and registered five tackles, including three solo stops • also had one tackle for loss • matched career-high with two tackles vs. Richmond • also had single tackles vs. West Chester, Maine, and Rhode Island • missed game vs. Old Dominion • had tackle for loss against West Chester • team ranked No. 2 in the Colonial Athletic Association in rushing defense (134.2 yards per game) • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Hair on Fire Awards for 2011-12 for showing the most intensity in drills • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Saw first action for Blue Hens as a backup defensive end • appeared in seven games to earn first letter • made two total tackles, including one solo stop against Navy and an unassisted tackle vs. Rhode Island • team went 7-4 under Keeler. 2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • suffered leg injury in pre-season drills and was hampered by injury for most of the season • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Played defensive end and tight end for head coach Jeff Herron at Camden Country High School • led team to perfect 15-0 mark as a junior when team won state title, captured the regional title, and was ranked No. 3 in the nation • as a senior, led team to 13-2 record, state and regional titles, and a No. 5 national ranking • earned first team all-region honors as a senior • honorable All-State selection as a senior • posted 73 tackles, 31 tackles for loss, five fumble recoveries, seven forced fumbles, two touchdowns, and eight quarterback sacks as a senior • attended same high school as Blue Hen sophomore defensive lineman Josh Plummer and Vince Hollerman. Personal: Derrick James Saulsberry Jr. • born May 24, 1992 • son of Shelly Ortiz and Derrick Saulsberry, Sr • history major at Delaware.

SAULSBERRY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) TFL-Yards 2011 7/0 2 (1) 0-0 2012 10/0 5 (3) 1-1 Totals 17/0 7 (4) 1-1

Sacks-Yards PB 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0

Career-High Tackles: 2 vs. Navy, 2011; vs. Richmond, 2012

Int. 0 0 0

FF/FR 0/0 0 0/0

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Jr. • DL • 6-3 • 295 Orrtanna, Pa. Gettysburg At Delaware: Third-year team member as a junior and owner of a great comeback story • one of nine UD defensive lineman who have starting experience • two-year letterwinner • enters pre-season battling with senior Irv Titre and sophomore Karon Gibson for starting left tackle position • has played in 13 career games and recorded 16 tackles and one sack • finally got on the field in 2011 after missing three seasons due to off-field injury suffered during his senior year of high school • enrolled at Delaware in Spring, 2011 and took part in spring drills • originally part of the 2008 recruiting class but was injured that summer when he was run over by a truck while working and suffered extensive arm and shoulder injuries • has worked hard to get back to playing shape after accident • team’s oldest player as he will turn 24 in September • serves as one of 16 members of the UD football team’s Leadership Council. 2012 Season: Saw long recovery from injury finally pay off as he became a key member of the Blue Hen defensive front • was a consistent force as a run-stopper all year long for the Hens from defensive tackle post • played in all 11 games and started eight contests • helped unit rank No. 2 in the Colonial Athletic Association in rushing defense, allowing just 134.2 yards per game • collected a career-high four tackles each vs. Old Dominion and Villanova and also had two stops against Maine • recorded first career sack for 12 yards vs. Old Dominion • also had a tackle for loss against Richmond • missed spring drills with an injury • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Saw first football game action since his senior year of high school in 2007 • played in two games as a backup defensive tackle and earned first letter • saw action in season opener vs. Navy and vs. Delaware State but did not record a tackle • team went 7-4 under Keeler • played in 2011 Blue-White spring game and recorded two tackles. High School: Played at Gettysburg High School under head coach Sam Leedy • played both offensive tackle and defensive tackle • led football team to four-year record of 37-11 • team won league titles three times and advanced to the state playoffs twice, including a 12-2 mark in 2007 • four-year standout who posted career totals of 278 tackles, 33 sacks, 56 tackles for loss, 13 forced fumbles, and seven fumble recoveries • as a senior in 2007, posted 103 tackles, 14.5 sacks, 29 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries • holds school records for sacks and tackles for loss • two-time team Most Valuable Player • all-conference honors both ways each of his final three seasons • broke school weightlifting record by over 200 lbs., lifting 1,400 lbs. in the bench (375 lbs.), clean (425 lbs.), and squat (600 lb.) lifts • was recruited by Pittsburgh and West Virginia. Personal: Logan Adam Shultz • born Sept. 8, 1989 • son of Jim Pennington and April Shultz • criminal justice major.

SHULTZ’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) 2011 2/0 0 (0) 2012 11/8 16 (9) Totals 13/8 16 (9)

TFL-Yards 0-0 1.5-13 1.5-13

Sacks-Yards PB 0-0 0 1-12 0 1-12 0

Int. 0 0 0

FF/FR 0/0 0/0 0/0

Career-High Tackles: 4 vs. Old Dominion, Villanova, 2012

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Fr.r • LB • 6-2 • 220 Newark, Del. Tatnall At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as an outside linebacker • walk-on • redshirt freshman who enters the year projected as the team’s No. 3 outside linebacker (Will) behind Derek Battle and David Mackall • could also make a contribution on special teams • posted nine tackles in Blue-White spring game. 2012 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • played linebacker on Blue Hen scout team • named to Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Three-sport standout at the Tatnall School where he starred in football, basketball, and baseball • served as captain for all three teams • four-year starter at linebacker and offensive tackle at Tatnall for head coach and former Delaware tight end Jody Russell • led teams to 6-4 records in 2008 and 2010 • earned first team All-Independent Conference honors as a junior and senior • set a school record with 151 tackles as a senior • forced 18 fumbles during his career • played in Blue-Gold High School AllStar Game at Delaware Stadium in June • three-year letterwinner in basketball for head coach and former Delaware standout Anthony Wright • played center and power forward and led team to three-year mark of 39-26 • led team to state semifinals in 2010 • four-year letterwinner in baseball as a right-fielder • led team to record 42-12 of over final three season • earned first team All-Independent honors three times • played in Blue-Gold All-Star Game • led team to two conference championships and three state playoff appearances • honor roll student. Personal: Brandon James Snyder • born June 19, 1994 • son of Ken and Cathy Snyder • only child • honor student as an electrical engineering major at Delaware • enjoyed fishing and playing basketball in his spare time • has been a volunteer with Tri-State Bird Rescue • mother is a graduate of nearby Goldey-Beacom University.

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Jr. • DL • 6-1 • 255 Newark, Del. St. Mark’s At Delaware: First-year member of the squad as a walk-on • did not play football his first two seasons at Delaware • will add depth to defensive line unit • projected as No. 4 right tackle entering pre-season • previously served as student intern with UD football operations and equipment room before deciding to

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tryout for the team this past spring. 2011-13 Seasons: Enrolled at Delaware but did not compete for football team. High School: Two-sport standout in football and ice hockey at nearby St. Mark’s High School • played one season of football as a tight end for head coach John Wilson and four years in ice hockey • led St. Mark’s football team to a perfect 12-0 mark and the state title in 2010, its first in 34 seasons • starting goalkeeper in ice hockey • led team to state runner-up finish in 2011 • President of Student Council for four years. Personal: Brendan Day Teeven (“tee-vin”) • born June 23, 1992 • son of Robert and Dina Teeven • both parents are Delaware graduates and avid UD football fans • has attended Delaware football games since he was a youngster and family shared box seats with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie • has one older brother • organizational and community leadership major at Delaware • hobbies include ice hockey, fishing, golf, and country music.

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Fr.r • OL • 6-2 • 245 Wexford, Pa. North Allegheny At Delaware: First-year member of the squad as a walk-on • brings solid depth to the Blue Hen offensive line that returns all five starters • projected as team’s No. 3 left guard behind returning starter JD Dzurko and newcomers Andrew Consevage entering pre-season drills. 2012 Season: Enrolled at Delaware but did not compete for football team. High School: Two-way lineman at North Allegheny High School for head coach Art Walker • played center and noseguard • competed for outstanding teams his final two seasons as squads went 15-1 and won the state title in 2010 and went 14-1, captured the WPIAL championships, and finished third at the state championships in 2011 • earned first team all-conference honors his final two seasons • earned Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fab 22 Co-MVP in 2010 • named teams’s Most Improved Player in 2010 • earned Ferringer Unsung Hero Award in 2011 • National Honor Society student. Personal: Peter William “Pete” Thistle • born April 3, 1994 in Pittsburgh, Pa. • son of Scott and Karen Thistle • one of three children • exercise science major at Delaware • enjoys playing the guitar, cooking, and outdoor activities in spare time • both parents are graduates of Bucknell • father is an environmental lawyer • relative, Bob Dahl, played defensive line at Notre Dame (‘91), was a third-round pick in the NFL Draft, and also played with the Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins.

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Jr. • DB • 6-1 • 195 Endicott, N.Y. Union-Endicott (Rutgers) At Delaware: First-year member of Blue Hen squad after transfer from Rutgers • junior who enrolled at Delaware in February and took part in spring drills • outstanding athlete with great speed and quickness • made move to cornerback from wide receiver and spring drills • projected to take over starting spot at cornerback heading into pre-season camp • will also contribute on special teams as a kick returner and on kick coverage • contributed three tackles, including one for loss, in Blue-White spring game. At Rutgers: Played two seasons at Rutgers University for head coach Greg Schiano • played running back, defensive back, and 56

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kick returner during two-year career • team went 13-12 over two seasons and won a bowl game in 2011. 2011 Season: Moved over from running back to defensive back as a sophomore • played in all 13 games as a backup at defensive back and on special teams • recorded eight tackles (four solo) • had season-high two tackles vs. Pitt • ranked second on the team in kickoff returns, averaging 19.4 yards on 16 kickoff returns • team went 9-4 and defeated Iowa 27-13 in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. 2010 Season: Enjoyed outstanding rookie season for the Scarlet Knights as a running back • played in all 12 games with three starts • was named to the ESPN.com Big East All-Freshman team • led team in rushing, carrying 95 times for 417 yards and a touchdown • came on strong at end of season, running for career-high 120 yards and a touchdown vs. Louisville and for 63 yards vs. West Virginia in the season finale • caught 16 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns • caught three passes for 73 yards vs. Connecticut and scored touchdowns in late-season games vs. Cincinnati and West Virginia • averaged 17.2 yards on nine kickoffs with a long return of 22 yards • team went 4-8 under Schiano. High School: Three-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Union-Endicott High School for head coach Steve Hurd • also a standout sprinter in track & field • played tailback, wide receiver, cornerback, and free safety • named an ESPN 3-Star Recruit • rushed for a schoolrecord 3,038 yards and scored record 318 points • rushed for 1,388 yards as a senior when he was named to the New York Sportswriters Association All-State team • rated New York’s No. 4 top prospect and the nation’s No. 36 safety by Scout.com and rated state’s No. 5 prospect and No. 25 all-purpose runner by Rivals.com. • was state sectional 200 meter champion in track and field with a record time of 21.5. Personal: Jordan Anthony Thomas • born Jan. 12, 1991 • enrolled in College of Arts & Sciences at Delaware.

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Sr. • DB • 5-10 • 190 South Nyack, N.Y. Nyack (Dean JC) At Delaware: Second-year player as a walk-on after transfer from Dean College • adds depth to Blue Hen defensive secondary that graduated three senior starters • projected as No. 2 free safety behind fellow senior Jake Giusti entering pre-season drills • will also once again play a key role on special teams • recorded two tackles and a pass breakup in BlueWhite spring game. 2012 Season: Earned letter in first season at Delaware as a backup defensive back and special teams performer after transfer from Dean College • saw action in all 11 games in a backup role • recorded two tackles on the season - an assisted stop in UD debut vs. West Chester and a solo stop vs. Rhode Island • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. At Dean Junior College: Played two season at junior college located in Franklin, Mass. in 2010 and 2011• played defensive back for head coach Todd Vasey • led team to two-year record of 13-6 and a bowl game victory in 2011. 2011 Season: Sophomore defensive back who led team to a record of 8-1 and a 26-25 victory over Glendale Com

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munity College in the Valley of the Sun Bowl in Phoenix, Ariz. • member of a defense that led the Northeast Conference in passing efficiency defense (90.1) and ranked No. 2 in scoring defense (13.9 points per game). 2010 Season: Freshman defensive back • led team to record of 5-5 • team ranked No. 3 in Northeast Conference in scoring defense (15.3 points per game) and pass efficiency defense (94.2). High School: Two-sport standout in football and basketball at Nyack High School • played defensive back and running back in football for head coach John Castelano • team captured section and regional titles and was a state semifinalist in 2009 • earned all-league and all-county honors as a senior. Personal: Kivar (“kuh-var”) M. Thurman • born March 27, 1992 • son of Bonnie and Henry Thurman • health science major at Delaware • has three older siblings • cousin, Shawn Horns, played college football at Southern Connecticut State • cousin, Terrence Fede, plays football at Marist. THURMAN’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) 2012 11/0 2 (1) Totals 11/0 2 (1)

TFL-Yards 0-0 0-0

Sacks-Yards PB 0-0 0 0-0 0

Int. 0 0

FF/FR 0/0 0/0

Career-High Tackles: 1 vs. West Chester, Rhode Island, 2012

start playing organized football until high school • high school teammate of current Delaware senior wide receiver Rob Jones • earned first team All-Western Conference and first team All-Hillsborough County honors as a senior • first team all-region • named a three-star athlete by yahoo.com • named pre-season FlaVarsity No. 2 defensive end • registered 97 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, and seven sacks as a senior and 85 tackles and six sacks as a junior • blocked three punts in his career • team was nationally-ranked in both in 2007 and 2010 • team won four straight district titles and three regional title during his career and was state runner-up in 2010 • team had four-year record of 52-6, including a 14-1 mark in 2010 • threw the shot put and discus for track and field team • honor roll student • also recruited by Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Western Kentucky, Rutgers, and Ohio University. Personal: David Dennard Tinsley • born March 1, 1993 • son of Brenda Robinson • oldest of three children • business management major at Delaware • would like to work in marketing for a Fortune 500 company after graduation • mother is a nurse and a realtor • enjoys fishing and playing the saxophone in his spare time. TINSLEY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) 2012 7/0 3 (1) Totals 7/0 3 (1)

TFL-Yards 0.5-1 0.5-1

Sacks-Yards PB 0-0 0 0-0 0

Int. 0 0

FF/FR 0/0 0/0

Career-High Tackles: 1 vs. Bucknell, William & Mary, Rhode Island, 2012

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So. • DL • 6-0 • 285 Seffner, Fla. Armwood At Delaware: Sophomore and third year member of the squad • will look to continue key role in Blue Hen defensive front that returns nine players with starting experience • projected to open preseason as No. 2 right end behind Vince Hollerman • has also played at defensive tackle during his career ��� did not take part in spring drills due an injury • switched number to 72 from 91 during spring • physical player who can be an effective pass rusher. 2012 Season: Saw first collegiate game action as a redshirt freshman and earned letter • played in seven games on defensive line in a reserve role • registered three tackles on the season vs. West Chester, William & Mary, and Rhode Island • helped Delaware rank No. 2 in the Colonial Athletic Association in rushing defense, allowing just 134.2 yards per game • did not take part in spring drills due to an injury • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under Keeler • did not take part in spring drills due to injury. High School: Played defensive end and defensive tackle for head coach Sean Callahan at Armwood High School • did not

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So. • DL • 6-0 • 290 Millsboro, Del. Delmarva Christian At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad • walk-on who did not start playing football until he stepped foot on campus • adds depth to a Delaware defensive front that features nine players with starting experience • projected as a No. 4 defensive tackle has entering season • honor student • sat out spring drills due to an injury. 2012 Season: Did not see game action in first season at Delaware • served as defensive tackle for scout team • named to Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Did not play organized sports while attending Delmarva Christian Academy in Georgetown, Del. • National Honor Society member • National Society of High School Scholars. Personal: Travis John Tirrell (“tuh-rell”) • born April 9, 1993 • son of Mike and Cheryl Tirrell • honor student as an environment and energy policy engineering major • father and sister both graduated from Delaware and brother currently attends UD • enjoys working on cars in his spare time.

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IRVIN TITRE

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Sr. • DL • 6-0 • 295 Riviera Beach, Fla. Dwyer At Delaware: Fifth-year senior and one of the team’s most experienced players • four-year letterwinner • looking to bounce back strong after missing almost an entire season due to an injury for the second time in his career • one of nine Blue Hen players with starting experience who return to the defensive front this season • will battle with sophomore Karon Gibson and junior Logan Shultz for the starting spot at left tackle • has played in 23 career games and started 10 contests • has registered 22 tackles (six solo) and one fumble recovery • missed spring drills due to injury • powerful player who plays behind blocks and shows surprising quickness for size • effective run-stopper. 2012 Season: Endured a tough-luck senior campaign as he was injured in the season opener vs. West Chester and missed the remainder of the season • started in that seasonopening win over West Chester but was injured in the first half • did not record a statistics • had one tackle in 2012 Blue-White spring game in Apri .• team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Earned third letter as a key member of Blue Hen defensive line unit • sophomore who appeared in 10 games with eight starts • missed Old Dominion game • started every game except season opener vs. Navy and William & Mary • registered 15 tackles, including four solo stops • had season- high five tackles vs. Maine and added three against UMass and two vs. Rhode Island • recorded single stops against Navy, Delaware State, Towson, Richmond, and Villanova • was in on two tackles for losses against Massachusetts • recovered a fumble in win over West Chester • team went 7-4 under Keeler. 2010 Season: Appeared in just two games for the Blue Hens after leg injury suffered in the spring took longer than expected to heal • missed the first three games while finishing recovery from the injury and returned to action in a reserve role in wins at Richmond and James Madison • did not record any statistics • aggravated the injury and decided to sit out the rest of the season to continue the healing process • retained sophomore eligibility • member of a Delaware defense that led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game) • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: One of seven true freshmen to see playing time on defense and the only one to register a start • played in 10 games and registered seven tackles, including two solo stops • first career start came against Navy in November • had a season-high two tackles in collegiate debut vs. West Chester • registered one tackle five other times • credited with an unassisted tackle in both the Richmond and James Madison games • team went 6-5 under Keeler. High School: Standout defensive tackle and offensive guard at William T. Dwyer High School for head coach Jack Daniels • led team to a 12-2 record in 2008 when the squad was a semifinalist in the state AAAA playoffs • posted 61 solo tackles along with eight sacks and four forced fumbles • earned first team All-State AAAA honors and was a first team all-county selection • earned team’s defensive Most Valuable Player Award • team posted a three-year record of 35-7 during his career • also a standout in track and field 58

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as a shot putter • advanced to the state regionals in the shot put as a senior. Personal: Irvin Bernard “Irv” Titre (“tee-tree”) • born February 14, 1991 • son of Dollie Daniels • youngest of three children • criminal justice major at Delaware • brother, Kenneth Grimes, and sister, Nikita Grimes, were both college athletes at Florida Atlantic University • cousin, Brittany Daniels, played basketball at East Tennessee State and Valdosta State • has worked at a nursing home during the summers. TITRE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) 2009 10/1 7 (2) 2010 2/0 0 (0) 2011 10/8 15 (4) 2012 1/1 0 (0) Totals 23/10 22 (6)

TFL-Yards 0-0 0-0 1.5-5 0-0 1.5-5

Sacks-Yards PB 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0

Int. 0 0 0 0 0

FF/FR 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0

Career-High Tackles: 5 vs. Maine, 2011

BRANDON TUOZZOLO

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Fr.r • K • 5-11 • 180 Newark, Del. Salesianum At Delaware: First-year member of the team • walk-on • will add solid support to the kicking game as backup on placements and kickoffs behind All-American candidate Sean Baner and top backup Garrett Greenway • kicked a 30-yard field goal and converted an extra point in Blue-White spring game. High School: Played kicker one season of football at Salesianum School for head coach Bill Dinardo • led team to an 8-4 record and a berth in the state semifinals in 2012 • converted 47 of 52 extra points and 4 of 6 field goals • kicked a season-long 35-yard field goal • National Honor Society member • also member of National Latin Honor Society and Salesian Spirituality Commission • also involved in student government. Personal: Brandon Michael Tuozzolo (“tootz-oh-low”) • born May 2, 1994 • son of Scott and Colleen Tuozzolo • has a younger brother • sport management major with a minor in coaching science at Delaware • would like to become a college or high school coach • father works for Allstate Insurance and mother is a jeweler • father played college football at Western Connecticut State • uncle, Chris Hyzy, played baseball at Villanova • cousin, Brian Talerico, plays baseball at Lancaster (Pa.) Bible College • hobbies include swimming and rollercoasters.

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Jr. • DE • 6-4 • 275 Alexandria, Va. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes

At Delaware: Fourth-year junior and a key cog in the Blue Hen defensive line unit • has potential to be one of the top defensive ends in the Colonial Athletic Association • two-year letterwinner • versatile performer and one of the team’s strongest and most physical players • also plays special teams • one of nine players on defensive line who have starting experience • adept at blocking field goal and extra point attempts and has four for his career, one shy of the school record of five by Lamont Watson (1997-98) • has played in 21 career games and started 15 contests • has registered 69 career tackles (32 solo) to go with 10 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks • did not take part in spring drills due to an injury • honor student. 2012 Season: Once again one of the team’s top defensive linemen as a sophomore • saw action in all 11 games and started 10 games at left end • ranked No. 8 on the team in tackles with 46, including 21 solo stops • third on the team with 7.5 tackles for loss for 30 yards • had two sacks for 14 yards • blocked three kicks on the season, one shy of the UD single season record • posted a career-high nine tackles vs. Towson and had seven vs. West Chester and Old Dominion, six vs. Villanova, and five against New Hampshire • registered sacks vs. William & Mary, Old Dominion, and Richmond • had two tackles for loss vs. Towson • blocked field goal attempt vs. William & Mary that was returned 90 yards for a touchdown by Travis Hawkins • also blocked field goal attempts vs. Delaware State and Maine • defensive line unit ranked second in the Colonial Athletic Association in rushing defense, allowing just 134.2 yards per game • recorded three tackles in spring game • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • earned team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2011 Season: Saw first action of career at Delaware as a redshirt freshman and played a key role on the defensive front • saw action in 10 games and started five contests at defensive tackle • missed season opener vs. Navy with injury but returned to play in final 10 games • started five of the final six games of the season, including each of the final four games • registered 23 tackles, including 11 solo tackles • had 2.5 tackles for loss • blocked a field goal attempt vs. Richmond • had season-best six tackles in late-season win over CAA champion Towson • also had four tackles vs. Maine, three vs. Rhode Island and Villanova, and two vs. Massachusetts • recorded first career sack against William & Mary and had other tackles for loss against Rhode Island, West Chester, and Maine • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week for performance against Towson • team went 7-4 under Keeler • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • enjoyed an outstanding spring as he was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Defensive Player. 2010 Season: Moved up the depth chart during the season but did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • was considered one of the team’s top scout players in practice • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Standout defensive lineman and tight end at St. Stephens and St. Agnes School under head coach Dave Holm • first team All-State selection as both a defensive end

and tight end • named first team all-conference as a defensive end • honored as team’s Most Valuable Player • posted 21 sacks as a senior to break the school single-season record • recorded 112 tackles, 46 tackles for a loss, four forced fumbles, and five recoveries in nine games as a defensive end • caught 15 passes for 423 yards as a tight end • also blocked a punt and field goal, and led the team in special teams tackles • St. Stephens and St. Agnes went 16-12 during his three seasons and advanced to the 2007 state playoffs • also was a member of the basketball, track and baseball teams. Personal: Laith Andrew Wallschleger (“wall-shlay-gur”) • born March 15, 1992 • honor student as a finance major at Delaware • son of Kurt and Mayla Wallschleger. WALLSCHLEGER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) TFL-Yards 2011 10/5 23 (11) 2.5-11 2012 11/10 46 (21) 7.5-30 Totals 21/15 69 (32) 10-41

Sacks-Yards PB 0.5-3 0 2-14 0 2.5-17 0

Int. 0 0 0

FF/FR 0/0 0/0 0/0

Career-High Tackles: 9 vs. Towson, 2012

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So. • LB • 6-2 • 200 Freeport, N.Y. Freeport At Delaware: Second-year sophomore and one of the nation’s top young linebackers • pre-season third team All-American by Phil Steele College Football Magazine • named to College Football Performance Awards Watch List as one of the top 32 linebackers in the nation at the FCS level • coming off an exceptional season in which he earned a host of awards as one of the top freshman defenders not only in the Colonial Athletic Association, but in the East, and the NCAA • will be a secondyear starter at outside linebacker (Sam) • talented, athletic player whose quickness allows him to be an effective blitzer and to cover running backs and wide receivers on pass plays • has good coverage skills on special teams • did not see action in spring drills due to an injury • switched number from 57 to 7 in pre-season • serves as one of 16 members of the UD football team’s Leadership Council. 2012 Season: Enjoyed an improbable redshirt freshman season in which he was not even expected to start at outside linebacker, but became one of the nation’s top newcomers • broke into starting lineup late in preseason due to injuries and went on to post impressive numbers and receive lofty praise • earned a host of

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post-season honors, including College Sports Madness National FCS Defensive Rookie of the Year, Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Eastern Defensive Rookie of the Year, Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Rookie of the Year, and third team All-CAA • was also a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in the nation at the FCS level and finished 12th in the voting • played and started in 10 games and ranked fifth on the team in tackles with 61 (36 solo) • led the team with 14 tackles for loss for 83 yards and in quarterback sacks with 6.5 for 61 yards • also had three pass breakups, forced a fumble, and recovered a fumble • led the CAA in both sacks and tackles for loss and ranked 18th in the NCAA in tackles for loss and No. 29 in sacks • led all NCAA FCS freshmen in tackles for loss and was No. 2 in sacks • also ranked No. 2 among all linebackers in the nation in sacks • set UD single game freshman records for tackles for loss in a game (four vs. Rhode Island), tackles for loss in a season, and sacks in a season • recorded five or more tackles five times highlighted by a career-high 13 stops vs. Old Dominion • also had 11 tackles vs. Maine, seven vs. Towson, six vs. Rhode Island, and five against New Hampshire • posted two sacks each in consecutive games vs. Rhode Island and Old Dominion • recorded four tackles for losses of 20 yards vs. Rhode Island and had two tackles for loss each against New Hampshire and Old Dominion • forced a fumble against Delaware State and recovered a fumble against William & Mary • did not see action vs. Richmond due to an injury • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler • recorded a tackle in 2012 Blue-White spring game in April • added 25 lbs. to his frame in the off-season. 2011 Season: Did not see action as a backup linebacker for the Blue Hens and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under Keeler. High School: Played linebacker for head coach Russ Cellan at Freeport High School • earned first team all-conference, all-county, All-Long Island and All-State honors as a senior • also was named team Most Valuable Player and was named Defensive Most Valuable Player of the Long Island Championship game • led team to a record of 11-1 in 2010 • team captured both the county title and the Long Island title • led team to a three-year record of 31-5 with at least 10 wins each season • three-year standout who played linebacker, wide receiver, safety, tight end, and running back during his career • high school teammate of Rhode Island’s Chris Edmond • honor roll student • also recruited by Maine, Albany, Stony Brook, Bryant, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Personal: Jeff Anthony Williams • born Dec. 3, 1993 • son of Tonia Williams • oldest of three children • exercise science major at Delaware • would like to become a physical therapist • owns a pet scorpion.

WILLIAMS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) 2012 10/9 61 (36) Totals 10/9 61 (36)

TFL-Yards 14-83 14-83

Career-High Tackles: 13 vs. Old Dominion, 2012

Sacks-Yards PB 6.5-61 3 6.5-61 3

Int. 0 0

FF/FR 1/1 1/1

TOP INCOMING FRESHMEN DIANTE CHERRY

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Fr. • WR • 5-9 • 175 Lancaster, Pa. McCaskey At Delaware: One of the top newcomers in the 2013 freshman class • will be one of the fastest players on the team • wide receiver who is expected to see action in first collegiate season • projected as No. 3 wide receiver (A) behind veterans Rob Jones and Stephen Clark entering the season. High School: Played at McCaskey High School for head coach Robert Monzon and assistant coach Niquan Lee (former UD fullback) • first team All-State selection in 2011 • was named area Athlete of the Year in 2012 • two-time first team All-Lancaster Lebanon League and the league’s Wide Receiver of the Year as a junior • selected to play in Pennsylvania East-West All-Star Game • school’s all-time leader in receptions and receiving yardage at McCaskey High School • versatile player who caught 38 passes for 748 yards and seven touchdowns, rushed for 316 yards and four touchdowns, and threw for 581 yards and six touchdowns as a senior • also an outstanding basketball player at McCaskey. Personal: Diante (“dee-ahn-tay”) Marquis Cherry • son of Kyona and Kendrick Bowman • has not yet declared a major at Delaware.

WES HILLS

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Fr. • RB • 6-1 • 200 Wildwood, N.J. Wildwood At Delaware: One of the top newcomers in the 2013 freshman class • has outstanding potential and will battle for playing time as a true freshman • adds depth to a solid Blue Hen backfield that is led by AllAmerican Andrew Pierce, senior Julian Laing, and redshirt freshman Jalen Randolph. High School: Played at Wildwood High School for head coach Rich Hans • earned first team All-State honors at both running back and outside linebacker in 2012 • two-time all-league selection at running back and linebacker/defensive end • rushed for 2,107 yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior and for 1,294 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior • led team to 6-4 record and its first playoff appearance in 40 years in 2012 • outstanding track & field athlete who holds school records in the triple jump and 400 meters and was all-conference in both events. Personal: Wesley Ed “Wes” Hills • born June 5, 1995 • son of Wesley and Pamela Hills • will major in criminal justice at Delaware • cousin, Lana Harshaw, played basketball at Delaware rival Hofstra University.

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BRODY KERN

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Fr. • LB • 5-11 • 220 Wilmington, Del. St. Elizabeth

Fr. • OL • 6-2 • 285 York, Pa. West York At Delaware: One of the top newcomers in the 2013 freshman class • versatile performer with great potential to be a key part of Blue Hen offensive front for years to come • will add support to a UD offensive line that returns five starters • projected as the team’s No. 3 center coming into pre-season behind returning starter and All-CAA selection Brandon Heath and redshirt freshman Will Lewis • mobile, intense player with good football sense. High School: Played at West York High School for head coach Ron Miller • four-year starter and two-year captain at West York High School • started all 51 games of his career and led team to 42-9 record • team won 13 straight games in 2012 • selected to play in Pennsylvania Big 33 Game vs. Maryland All-Stars in June • earned first team All-State honors in 2012 • 2012 All-Eastern Pennsylvania Big School first team • named offensive line MVP at National Underclassmen Combine held in Reading, Pa. • led team to four division titles and was a four-time fire team All-YIAA selection • team averaged 243 yards rushing per game during his career. Personal: Brody Richard Kern • born July 23, 1994 • son of Jim and Tammy Kern • expected to major in business at Delaware.

JALEN KINDLE

ERIC PATTON

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Fr. • LB • 6-1 • 220 Fleming Island, Fla. Fleming Island At Delaware: Key member of Delaware’s 2013 recruiting class • versatile linebacker with great football knowledge • will add solid support to the Blue Hen linebacker unit. High School: Played at Fleming Island High School for head coach Frank Hall • attended the same high school as current UD sophomore defensive back Craig Brodsky • also played wide receiver in high school • second team All-State (7A) linebacker and first team All-First Coast selection in 2012 • named Clay County Defensive Player of the Year • three-year letterwinner and three-year all-conference selection • had 75 tackles, four tackles for loss, three sacks, and three interceptions as a senior in 2012 • scored four touchdowns on offense as a senior • led team to 7-3 record and a first round state playoff berth in 2012 • also a starter on basketball team at Fleming Island. Personal: Jalen Christopher Kindle • born June 29, 2013 • plans to major in sport management • son of Sherri and Matt Bisbee and Lorenzo and Spring Kindle.

At Delaware: First-year member of the squad • sat out as a greyshirt in 2012 and attended nearby Delaware Technical Community College • has freshman eligibility • will add solid depth at linebacker position and enters season projected as the No. 2 middle linebacker behind returning starter Patrick Callaway • enrolled at Delaware in the spring and took part in spring drills • recorded four tackles and forced a fumble in BlueWhite spring game. High School: Local product who played at St. Elizabeth High School for head coach Joe Hemphill • played running back and linebacker at St. Elizabeth • led team to 6-3 record as a senior in 2011 when he recorded 94 tackles and rushed for 1,348 yards and 16 touchdowns • named state DIAA Defensive Player of the Year in both 2010 and 2011 • earned first team All-State and All-Catholic League honors at both running back and linebacker • earned 2011 Michael DeLucia Sportsmanship Award, presented annually to a senior football player from a Delaware Catholic high school • played in state Blue-Gold All-Star Game in 2012 at Delaware Stadium. Personal: Eric Dwight Anthony Patton • son of Erica Patton and Quazo Watson • has not declared a major • younger brother, Andre, was one of the state’s top football and basketball players at St. Elizabeth High School and is a freshman football player at Rutgers this fall.

LARRY SPEARS

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Fr. • LB • 5-11 • 220 Henrico, Va. Varina At Delaware: Key member of Delaware’s 2013 recruiting class • outstanding athlete who plays fast • will add solid support to the Blue Hen linebacker unit • projected as team’s No. 3 middle linebacker behind junior Patrick Callaway and greyshirt freshman Anthony Patton entering pre-season camp. High School: Played at Varina High School for head coach Stu Brown • high school teammate of current Delaware junior wide receiver Jerel Harrison • second team All-State as a senior in 2012 • district Player of the Year and All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year • first team All-Metro, all-district, and all-region • recorded 136 solo tackles and two interceptions on defense and rushed for two touchdowns on offense • team ranked No. 2 in the area in total defense and had the most forced fumbles. Personal: Larry Darnell Spears, Jr. • born July 7, 1995 • plans to major in sports marketing • son of Larry and Sharon Spears • father and mother both played college sports and cousins Brandon Minor (Michigan), B.J. Minor (James Madison), and Jermaine Spears (Bridgewater) all have played college football.

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ROMAN TATUM

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At Delaware: Key member of Delaware’s 2013 recruiting class • outstanding athlete who has good speed, breaks off the ball well, and has long arms, and a competitive spirit • will add solid support to the Blue Hen defensive secondary unit that lost three starters to graduation • projected as team’s No. 3 cornerback behind Jordan Thomas and Mario Rowson entering pre-season practice. High School: Played at West Orange High School for head coach Bob Head • enjoyed an outstanding final two seasons of his high school career at West Orange • collected 113 tackles, intercepted three passes and returned one for a touchdown, defended 26 total passes, and had three sacks • also recorded 243 all-purpose yards on offense • earned first team all-metro and all-conference honors as a senior • named to Coastal Florida Super 60 team • led team to 8-3 record his junior year • also played basketball, soccer, and track at West Orange High School. Personal: Roman Aundres Tatum, Jr. • born Sept. 6, 1994 • his aunt, Laverne Mitchell, is his guardian • plans to major in business and finance at Delaware.

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Fr. • DB • 6-2 • 190 Waxhaw, N.C. Cuthbertson At Delaware: Key member of Delaware’s 2013 recruiting class • athletic defensive back who will add solid support to a defensive secondary that must replace three starters lost to graduation • versatile performer who can play cornerback or safety. High School: Played at Cuthbertson High School for head coach Mike Roark as a senior after three years at Bartram Trail (Fla.) High School • three-year starter • was named to 2012 pre-season all-conference and all-county teams but missed first five games of season with an injury • recorded 61 tackles, 18 pass breakups, and five interceptions over sophomore and junior seasons at Bartram Trail and had 66 tackles, two pass breakups, two interceptions, and three forced fumbles as a senior in 2012 at Cuthbertson • also caught six passes for 24.3 yard average as a senior • led Cuthbertson to first round state playoff berth in 2012 • led Bartram Trail HS to 13-1 record and state semifinal berth in 2011 • outstanding hurdler in track and field • qualified for state championships in 2013 • team was state champions in 2012 • also played one season of junior varsity baseball • honor student. Personal: Ryan Alexander Torzsa (“tore-zuh”) • born Jan. 26, 1995 • son of Alex and Lori Torzsa • originally from Jacksonville, Fla. area before moving to North Carolina • plans to major in business.

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Fr. • DB • 5-11 • 175 Winter Garden, Fla. West Orange

RYAN TORZSA

JAKE TRUMP

At Delaware: One of the top newcomers in the 2013 freshman class • versatile performer with great potential to be a key part of Blue Hen offensive front • will add support to a UD offensive line that returns five starters • projected as the team’s No. 3 right tackle behind Ben Curtis and Justin Glenn • can play guard or tackle • tied for team’s tallest player at 6-6. High School: Played at Mechanicsburg High School for head coach and former William & Mary standout Chris Hakel • played both offensive and defensive tackle in high school • team captain as a senior • missed entire senior season with injury suffered in pre-season scrimmage • three-year letterwinner • named a Central Pennsylvania Top 125 Player, Top Lineman at Lauren’s First & Goal Camp, and to the Big 33 Hot 50 heading into senior year • team earned berth in district playoffs in 2012 • also played basketball and lacrosse in high school. Personal: Jacob Norman “Jake” Trump • born October 24, 1994 • son of Tom and Cathy Trump • plans to major in engineering.

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Fr. • DL • 6-3 • 250 Minneola, Fla. Monteverde Academy At Delaware: One of two defensive linemen in 2013 recruiting class • athletic player with good speed who has outstanding raw talent • adds solid support to Blue Hen defensive line unit that returns nine players with starting experience • enters pre-season camp projected as the No. 3 right end behind sophomores Vince Hollerman and David Tinsley. High School: Played at first-year program Monteverde Academy in Florida for head coach Walter Banks • lived in Germany and was coached by former Blue Hen All-American wide receiver Aaron Love on club team • in Germany, played for the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes and was a member of the State Under-19 All-Star Team in 2011 • team won the state championship in 2012 • two-time team captain. Personal: Cedric Jkechakwa Udegbe (““ooh-deg-buh”) • born Nov. 6, 1994 in Germany • son of Benjiman and Sandra Udegbe • nationality is half-German and half-Nigerian • plans to major in international business • brother, Robin Udegbe, plays professional soccer in The Netherlands.

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Fr. • QB • 6-2 • 210 Reading, Pa. Exeter

Fr. • DB • 5-9 • 170 Washington, D.C. Friendship Collegiate At Delaware: Key member of Delaware’s 2013 recruiting class • outstanding athlete who has good speed and defensive skills • former running back who can make things happen with the ball in his hands • will add solid support to the Blue Hen defensive secondary unit that lost three starters to graduation • projected as team’s No. 4 cornerback heading into pre-season practice. High School: Played at Friendship Collegiate High School for head coach Aazar Raheem • played cornerback and running back and returned kicks • earned All-Metro honorable mention honors as a defensive back in 2012 as a senior • team went 8-3 and captured the Washington, D.C. city title his senior year • intercepted three passes and had four punt returns for touchdowns in 2012 • scored two touchdowns in the city championship game • also a member of the track & field team as a sprinter. Personal: Justin Bynum Watson • born Jan. 10, 1995 • son of James Watson and Theresa Williams • plans to major in mechanical engineering at Delaware • hobbies include drawing.

BLAINE WOODSON

KYLE YOCUM

At Delaware: Talented signal-caller who will learn the system as a true freshman • tough, savvy player with outstanding arm who played mostly in the shotgun in high school • solid frame • has the ability to make all the throws • will begin season as team’s No. 4 quarterback behind junior Trent Hurley, senior Trevor Sasek, and junior Justin Burns. High School: Played at Exeter Township High School for head coach Matt Bauer • Exeter’s all-time leading passer with 43 starts, 3,815 yards, and 38 touchdowns in his career • also ranks in the top 20 all-time in Berks County in passing • rushed for 1,955 yards and 27 touchdowns for career • ranked as the No. 45 recruit in Pennsylvania and ranked as the No. 1 pro style in the state by one publication • earned all-league honors in 2012 • led team to two district playoff appearances with consecutive 7-4 season • selected to play in NUC All-American game • earned team’s Outstanding Junior Award in 2011 • first freshman to start at quarterback in school history • started 43 career games • four-time all-academic selection • also played baseball and basketball and competed in track & field during high school career • was a starting pitcher in baseball as a sophomore • honor student. Personal: Kyle David Yocum (“yo-come”) • born Jan. 11, 1995 • son of Randy and Laurie Yocum • both parents are physical therapists • one of three children • brother, Chase, is expected to replace him as Exeter’s starting quarterback and brother, Ty, also plays football • father was an All-State linebacker in high school • plans to major in business management with a minor in coaching science at Delaware • self-taught piano player.

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Fr. • DL • 6-3 • 280 East Stroudsburg, Pa. Stroudsburg At Delaware: One of two defensive linemen in 2013 recruiting class • adds solid support to Blue Hen defensive line unit that returns nine players with starting experience • enters pre-season camp projected as the No. 3 right tackle behind senior All-American candidate Zach Kerr and sophomore Vince Hollerman • runs well for an interior lineman and is an outstanding run stopper. High School: Played at Stroudsburg High School for head coach Joe Bernard • three-year starter as a two-way player • had 77 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, 20 quarterback hurries, and three fumble recoveries over his final two seasons • two-time all-area selection by the Pocono Record as a defensive end and offensive tackle • two-time All-Mountain Valley Conference both ways • two-time all-area selection by the Allentown Morning Call • first player in Stroudsburg High School history be named Lineman of the Year two years in a row • led team to Mountain Valley Conference title in 2011 and 2012 • team captain as a senior. Personal: Blaine Chad Woodson • born Oct. 30, 1995 • son of Yolanda Woodson and the late Walter Woodson • plans to major in business or criminal justice at Delaware.

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JACKSONVILLE DOLPHINS

DELAWARE STATE HORNETS

August 29 • 7 p.m. Delaware Stadium

September 7 • 3:30 p.m. (NBC Sports TV) Delaware Stadium • Route 1 Rivalry

Location: Jacksonville, Fla. Founded: 1934 Enrollment: 3,850 Colors: Green & Gold President: Tim Cost Athletic Director: Brad Edwards Conference: Pioneer Football League Stadium: D.B. Milne Field (5,000) Nickname: Dolphins Series Record: First Meeting Football SID: Todd Vatter Office Phone: 904-256-7402 Cell Phone: 330-329-5248 SID Email: tvatter@ju.edu Web Address: www.wjudolphins.com Press Box Phone: 904-256-7588 Team Information Head Coach: Kerwin Bell (Florida ‘87) Coaching Record: 43-25 overall and at Jacksonville (six seasons); 0-0 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Jerry Odom (Defensive Coordinator), Andy McLeod (OL/Recruiting Coordinator), Kerry Webb (RB/Special Teams), Ernie Logan (DL), Danny Verpaele (DB), Cameron

2013 SCHEDULE

Location: Dover, Del. Founded: 1891

A 29 at Delaware S 7 at Jacksonville State S 14 *Morehead State S 21 Warner S 28 *Butler O 5 at *Drake O 19 at *Campbell O 26 *Davidson N 2 at *Marist N 9 at *Mercer N 16 *Stetson * Pioneer League games

Enrollment: 4,178

2012 RESULTS

SID Email: djones@desu.edu

at Georgia Southern....................L 0-58 at Charleston Southern............. W 31-10 Webber International............... W 33-10 at *Dayton.............................. W 21-17 *Marist.................................... W 26-14 at *Morehead State................. W 38-17 at *Davidson........................... W 34-24 *San Diego..................................L 7-24 at *Butler..................................L 16-19 *Campbell............................... W 40-14 *Drake......................................L 29-32 * Pioneer League games

Colors: Columbia Blue & Red President: Dr. Harry L. Williams Athletic Director: Candy Young Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic Stadium: Alumni Stadium (7,000) Nickname: Hornets Series Record: Delaware leads, 4-0 Football SID: Dennis Jones Office Phone: 302-857-6068 Cell Phone: 302-270-6066 Web Address: www.dsuhornets.com Press Box Phone: 302-857-7651 Team Information Head Coach: Kermit Blount (Winston-Salem State ‘80) Coaching Record: 100-100-3 overall (18 seasons); 9-11 at Delaware State (two seasons); 0-2 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Nick Calcutta (Assistant Head Coach/OL/TE), Michael Ketchum (Defensive

2013 SCHEDULE S 7 at Delaware S 14 at Towson S 21 at North Dakota State S 28 at *Savannah State O 5 *Bethune-Cookman O 12 *Norfolk State O 19 at *North Carolina A&T O 26 at *Hampton N 2 *Howard N 16 at *Florida A&M N 23 *Morgan State * MEAC games 2012 RESULTS VMI......................................... W 17-10 at Delaware........................ L 14-38 at Cincinnati................................L 7-23 *Florida A&M............................L 22-24 at *Norfolk State..................... W 20-17 *South Carolina State............... W 31-17 *North Carolina A&T.................. W 24-0 at *Morgan State..................... W 28-23 at *North Carolina Central...L 20-23 (ot) *Hampton............................... W 35-27 at *Howard...............................L 34-41 * MEAC games

Smith (Football Operations)

Coordinator/OLB), Arrington Jones III (Offensive

Football Office Phone: 904-256-7549

Coordinator/QB), Jeff Braxton (DL/Recruit-

2012 Record: 7-4 (5-3 Pioneer, 3rd)

ing Coordinator), Lonnie Teasley (CB), Curtis Thomas (Wide Receivers/Special Teams), Tory

Starters Returning / Lost: 18/6

Woodbury (RB)

Returning Starters: Offense (10): Kevin Battle (OL), Kade Bell (QB), Dylan Bostick (OL),

Football Office Phone: 302-857-7447

Matt Davis (OL), Dorian Guy (WR), D’Andre Randle (WR), Adrian Riley (WR), Andrew Robustelli

2012 Record: 6-5 (5-3 MEAC, T-3rd)

(TE), Carl Saunders (OL), Tramell Williams (OL); Defense (6): Andre Addison (DB), Tre Davis

Starters Returning / Lost: 14/10

(LB), Jordan Dewhirst (DB), Antonio McRae (DB), Luidji Michel (DL), Juan Pimienta (DL); Kick-

Returning Starters: Offense (5): Brandon Cunningham (OL), Jadira Green (OL), Keon

ing: (1): Dylan Lynch (K)

Williams (OL), Malcolm Williams (RB), Nick Williams (RB); Defense (6): Ernest Adjei (LB), Joe Boyd (DB), Jermond Colston (DB), Terrick Colston (DB), Jamal Douglass (DL), Rodney Gunter

Returning Statistical Leaders

(DL), Davon Moore (DB), Chikezie Ukeje (DL); Kicking (1): Mitchell Ward (K)

Rushing: Johnnie Hicks (63 att., 329 yds., 5.2 avg., 2 TD) Passing: Kade Bell (106 of 177 for 1401 yds., 12 TD, 5 INT)

Returning Statistical Leaders

Receiving: Dorian Guy (40 rec., 465 yds., 11.6 avg., 1 TD)

Rushing: Malcolm Williams (90 att., 437 yds., 4.9 avg., 2 TD)

Kicking: Dylan Lynch (31-33 PAT, 14-19 FG, LG 50)

Passing: No Returners

Punting: No Returners

Receiving: Malcolm Williams (18 rec., 70 yds., 3.9 avg., 0 TD)

Defense: Jordan Dewhirst (57 tackles, 32 solo, 25 assisted, 1 INT, 6 Breakups)

Kicking: Mitchell Ward (28-28 PAT, 12-19 FG, LG 32) Punting: No Returners Defense: Davon Moore (97 tackles, 63 solo, 34 assisted, 5.5 TFL, 4 INT)

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NAVY MIDSHIPMEN

WAGNER SEAHAWKS

September 14 • 3:30 p.m. (CBS Sports TV) Naval-Marine Corps Stadium

September 21 • 6 p.m. Delaware Stadium • Friends & Family Day/High School Band Day

Location: Annapolis, Md.

Location: Staten Island, N.Y.

Founded: 1845 Enrollment: 4,400 Colors: Navy Blue & Gold Superintendent: Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller, USN Athletic Director: Chat Gladchuk Conference: Independent Stadium: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (34,000) Nickname: Midshipmen Series Record: Navy leads, 9-7 Football SID: Scott Strasemeier

2013 SCHEDULE S 7 at Indiana S 14 Delaware S 28 at Western Kentucky O 5 Air Force O 12 at Duke O 19 at Toledo O 26 Pitt N 2 at Notre Dame N 9 Hawaii N 16 South Alabama N 22 at San Jose State D 14 vs. #Army # at Philadelphia, Pa.

Office Phone: 410-293-8775 Cell Phone: 443-336-9023 SID Email: sstrasem@usna.edu Web Address: www.navysports.com Press Box Phone: 410-268-1489 Team Information Head Coach: Ken Niumatalolo (Hawaii ‘89) Coaching Record: 40-26 overall and at Navy (five seasons); 2-0 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Chris Culton (OL), Justin Davis (OLB), Tony Grantham (OLB), Buddy Green (Defensive Coordinator), Ashley Ingram (OL), Ivin Jasper (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Steve Johns (ILB/Special Teams), Keith Jones (Secondary), Mike Judge (FB), Shaun Nua (DL), Danny

2013 SCHEDULE

Founded: 1883 Enrollment: 2,000

A 31 Georgetown S 6 Merrimack S 14 at Syracuse S 21 at Delaware S 28 *Bryant O 5 at *Sacred Heart O 12 at *Duquesne O 26 *Robert Morris N 2 *Central Connecticut N 9 *Monmouth N 16 at *St. Francis (Pa.) * Northeast Conference games

Colors: Green & White President: Dr. Richard Guarasci Athletic Director: Walt Hameline Conference: Northeast Stadium: Wagner College Stadium (3,300) Nickname: Seahawks Series Record: First Meeting Football SID: John Beisser Office Phone: 718-390-3227 Cell Phone: 732-921-6744 SID Email: john.beisser@wagner.edu

2012 RESULTS vs. #Notre Dame.......................L 10-50 at Penn State...............................L 7-34 VMI........................................... W 41-3 San Jose State.............................L 0-12 at Air Force.......................W 28-21 (ot) at Central Michigan.................. W 31-13 Indiana................................... W 31-30 at East Carolina....................... W 56-28 Florida Atlantic........................ W 24-17 at Troy......................................L 31-41 Texas State.............................. W 21-10 vs. Army................................. W 17-13 vs. *Arizona State......................L 28-62 # Emerald Isle Classic (Dublin, Ireland) * Kraft Fight Hunter Bowl (San Francisco)

2012 RESULTS

Web Address: www.wagnerathletics.com Press Box Phone: 718-420-4050 Team Information Head Coach: Walt Hameline (Brockport State ‘75) Coaching Record: 213-127-2 overall and at Wagner (32 seasons); 0-0 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Tom Masella (Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator), Malik Hall (Defensive Coordinator/ILB), Tony Brinson (OLB), Custavious Patterson (WR), Ryan Fullen (Secondary/Special Teams), Ben Martin (OL), Justin Hinds (Assistant LB), Steven King (RB), Ryan Doyal (TE)

at Florida Atlantic..........................L 3-7 at Georgetown...........................L 10-13 *Monmouth...............................L 17-38 at *Central Connecticut............ W 31-13 *Bryant................................... W 31-21 at *Sacred Heart........................ W 12-3 at *St. Francis (Pa.)................. W 31-24 *Robert Morris........................ W 23-13 at *Albany................................. W 30-0 Holy Cross............................... W 31-30 *Duquesne.............................. W 23-17 #Colgate................................. W 31-20 at #Eastern Washington.............L 19-29 * Northeast Conference games # NCAA FCS Playoffs

Football Office Phone: 610-436-3528

O’Rourke (Slot Backs), Dale Pehrson (DL), Mick

2012 Record: 9-4 (7-1 Northeast, 1st)

Yokitis (WR)

Starters Returning / Lost: 13/11

Football Office Phone: 410-293-2241

Returning Starters: Offense (7): Dominique Williams (RB), David Frederickson (OL), Brett

2012 Record: 8-5 (Fight Hunger Bowl participant)

Buzzard (OL), Chris Furner (OL), Kevin Messier (OL), Anthony Carrington (WR), Bryant Watts

Starters Returning / Lost: 18/9

(TE); Defense (4): Jarrett Dieudonne (DB), Daevonte Barnett (DL), Fidel Okoye (DL), Yamir

Returning Starters: Offense (6): Tanner Fleming (C), Jake Zuzek (RG), Graham Vickers

Ortiz (DL); Kicking: (2): A.J. Firestone (P), David Lopez (K)

(RT), Shawn Lynch (WR), Keenan Reynolds (QB), Noah Copeland (FB); Defense (7): Barry Dabney (NG), Evan Palelei (RE), Jordan Drake (LB), Cody Peterson (LB), Parrish Gaines (DB),

Returning Statistical Leaders

Wave Ryder (FS), Kwazel Bertrand (DB); Kicking: (2): Nick Sloan (K), Pablo Beltran (P)

Rushing: Dominique Williams (263 att., 1328 yds., 5.0 avg., 13 TD) Passing: Kramer Berg (7 of 14 for 58 yds., 0 TD, 1 INT)

Returning Statistical Leaders

Receiving: Anthony Carrington (27 rec., 491 yds., 18.2 avg., 4 TD)

Rushing: Noah Copeland (162 att., 738 yds., 4.6 avg., 5 TD)

Kicking: David Lopez (32-35 PAT, 16-21 FG, LG 51)

Passing: Keenan Reynolds (61 of 108 for 898 yds., 9 TD, 2 INT)

Punting: A.J. Firestone (49 punts, 1861 yds., 38.0 avg., LG 56)

Receiving: Shawn Lynch (14 rec., 281 yds., 20.1 avg., 1 TD)

Defense: Jarrett Dieudonne (48 tackles, 34 solo, 14 assisted, 3.5 TFL, 3 INT)

Kicking: Nick Sloan (41-41 PAT, 10-15 FG, LG 41) Punting: Pablo Beltran (44 punts, 1919 yds., 43.6 avg., LG 63) Defense: Parrish Gaines (69 tackles, 42 solo, 27 assisted, 2.0 TFL, 2 INT)

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JAMES MADISON DUKES

MAINE BLACK BEARS

September 28 • 7 p.m. (CSN TV) Delaware Stadium • 2003 National Championship Reunion

October 5 • tba Alfond Stadium

Location: Harrisonburg, Va.

Location: Orono, Maine

Founded: 1908 Enrollment: 19,722 Colors: Purple & Gold President: Jonathan Alger Athletic Director: Jeff Bourne Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Stadium: Bridgeforth Stadium (24,877) Nickname: Dukes Series Record: Delaware leads, 12-8 Football SID: John Martin Office Phone: 540-568-6154 Cell Phone: TBA SID Email: martinja@jmu.edu Web Address: www.jmusports.com Press Box Phone: 540-568-6521 Team Information Head Coach: Micky Matthews (West Texas State ‘76) Coaching Record: 103-65 overall and at James Madison (14 seasons); 5-6 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Mike O’Cain (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Kyle Gillenwater (Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/LB), Curt Newsome (Associate Head Coach/OL), Clayton Matthews

2013 SCHEDULE A 31 S 7 S 14 S 28 O 5 O 12 O 26 N 2 N 9 N 16 N 23 * CAA games

Central Connecticut at Akron St. Francis (Pa.) at *Delaware *Albany *Richmond at *William & Mary at *Villanova at *New Hampshire *Stony Brook at *Towson

2012 RESULTS St. Francis (Pa.)......................... W 55-7 Alcorn State............................... W 42-3 vs. #West Virginia......................L 12-42 at *Rhode Island........................ W 32-7 *Towson.................................. W 13-10 *William & Mary...............W 27-26 (ot) at *Richmond............................L 29-35 *Georgia State......................... W 28-21 at *Maine.................................. W 31-7 at *Villanova.............................L 20-35 *Old Dominion..........................L 28-38 # at Landover, Md. * CAA games

Founded: 1865 Enrollment: 12,000 Colors: Navy Blue, Sky Blue & White President: Dr. Paul Ferguson Athletic Director: Steve Abbott Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Stadium: Alfond Stadium (10,000) Nickname: Black Bears Series Record: Delaware leads, 23-9 Football SID: Tyson McHatten Office Phone: 201-581-3596 Cell Phone: TBA

2013 SCHEDULE A 31 S 7 S 14 S 21 S 28 O 5 O 19 O 26 N 2 N 9 N 16 N 23 * CAA games

at Norfolk State at Massachusetts Bryant at Northwestern at *Richmond *Delaware *William & Mary at *Villanova *Stony Brook at *Albany *Rhode Island *New Hampshire

SID Email: tyson.mchatten@umit.maine.edu Web Address: www.goblackbears.com Press Box Phone: 207-581-1049 Team Information Head Coach: Jack Cosgrove (Maine ‘78) Coaching Record: 111-118 overall and at Maine (20 seasons); 7-8 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Kevin Bourgoin (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Paul Ferraro (Defensive Coordinator/LB), Kyle Archer (WR/Offensive Special Teams), Jeff Ambrosie (OL), Joe Harasymiak (DB), Jordan Stevens (Defensive Assistant/DL),

2012 RESULTS at Boston College.........................L 3-34 at Bryant.................................. W 51-7 Albany......................................L 20-30 *Villanova.................................L 14-35 at *Delaware.......................W 26-3 at *Towson................................L 19-24 *New Hampshire.......................L 21-28 at *William & Mary................. W 24-10 *James Madison..........................L 7-31 *Georgia State........................... W 51-7 at *Rhode Island........................ W 55-6 * CAA games

(WR/K), Ulrick Edmonds (Recruiting Coordinator/

Shawn Demaray (RB/Recruting Coordinator)

TE), Tony LeZotte (Secondary), Jeff Hanson (DL),

Football Office Phone: 207-581-1061

Isai Bradshaw (Strong Safeties), Dominique White (Defensive Line Assistant)

2012 Record: 5-6 (4-4 CAA, 7th)

Football Office Phone: 540-568-6517

Starters Returning / Lost: 17/9

2012 Record: 7-4 (5-3 CAA, 6th)

Returning Starters: Offense (7): John Eberling (WR), Jeff Gakos (OL), Joe Hook (OL), Der-

Starters Returning / Lost: 18/10

rick Johnson (WR), Justin Perillo (TE), Rickey Stevens (RB), Marcus Wasilewski (QB); Defense

Returning Starters: Offense (10): Daniel Brown (WR), Eric Cuchholz (OL), Matt Cunning-

(8): Khari Al-Mateen (SS), Trevor Bates (LB), Jamal Clay (FS), Michael Cole (DL), Troy Eastman

ham (OL), Ryan Dixon (WR), Quintin Hunter (WR), Scott Jones (OL), Austin Lane (OL), Dae’Quan

(LB), Kendall James (CB), Michael Kozlakowski (DL), Matt Wilson (DL); Kicking (2): Sean

Scott (RB), Josh Wells (OL), Matt Williams (OL); Defense (7): Corey Davis (CB), Dean Marlowe

Decloux (K), Jeff Ondish (P)

(S), Alex Mosley (DL), Stephon Robertson (LB), Tyler Snow (DL), Jordan Stanton (DL), Titus Till (LB); Kicking (1): Cameron Starke (K)

Returning Statistical Leaders Rushing: Rickey Stevens (137 att., 819 yds., 6.0 avg., 2 TD)

Returning Statistical Leaders

Passing: Marcus Wasilewski (206 of 338 for 2364 yds., 21 TD, 11 INT)

Rushing: Dae’Quan Scott (155 att., 781 yds., 5.0 avg., 8 TD)

Receiving: Derrick Johnson (31 rec., 346 yds., 11.2 avg., 2 TD)

Passing: Michael Birdsong (41 of 77 for 478 yds., 4 TD, 1 INT)

Kicking: Sean Cecloux (24-25 PAT, 7-10 FG, LG 41)

Receiving: Dae’Quan Scott (30 rec., 295 yds., 9.8 avg., 4 TD)

Punting: Jeff Ondish (49 punts, 2009 yds., 41.0 avg., LG 63)

Kicking: Cameron Starke (37-37 PAT, 10-14 FG, LG 49)

Defense: Khari Al-Mateen (67 tackles, 38 solo, 29 assisted, 1.0 TFL, 1.0 INT)

Punting: No Returners Defense: Stephon Robertson (101 tackles, 48 solo, 53 assisted, 8.5 TFL, 1.0 sack)

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ALBANY GREAT DANES

RHODE ISLAND RAMS

October 12 • 12 noon (CSN TV) Delaware Stadium • Homecoming/1963 National Champ. Reunion

October 26 • 12 noon Meade Stadium

Location: Albany, N.Y.

Location: Kingston, R.I.

Founded: 1844 Enrollment: 13,100 Colors: Purple & Gold President: Dr. Robert J. Jones Athletic Director: Dr. Lee McElroy Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Stadium: Bob Ford Field (8,500) Nickname: Great Danes Series Record: Series Tied, 1-1 Football SID: Lizzie Barlow Office Phone: 518-442-3359 Cell Phone: 518-852-8362

2013 SCHEDULE A 31 S 7 S 14 S 21 S 28 O 5 O 12 O 19 N 2 N 9 N 16 N 23 * CAA games

at Duquesne at Colgate *Rhode Island Central Connecticut at *Old Dominion at *James Madison at *Delaware *Towson at *Richmond *Maine *New Hampshire at *Stony Brook

SID Email: ebarlow2@albany.edu Web Address: www.ualbanysports.com Press Box Phone: 518-331-3714 Team Information Head Coach: Bob Ford (Springfield ‘59) Coaching Record: 264-180-1 overall (44 seasons); 255-159 at Albany (40 seasons); 1-1 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Ryan McCarthy (Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator), Drew Christ (Defensive Coordinator/DB), Mike Simpson (LB), Mike Morita (OL), Bill Banagan (DL), Don Mion

2013 SCHEDULE

Founded: 1871 Enrollment: 15,591

A 29 S 7 S 14 S 21 S 28 O 5 O 12 O 19 O 26 N 2 N 9 N 16 * CAA games

Colors: Light Blue, Dark Blue & White President: Dr. David Dooley Athletic Director: Thorr Bjorn Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Stadium: Meade Stadium (6,555) Nickname: Rams Series Record: Delaware leads, 20-8 Football SID: Shane Donaldson Office Phone: 401-874-2409 Cell Phone: 508-509-7299

at Fordham *Stony Brook at *Albany at *William & Mary Central Connecticut at Brown at *New Hampshire *Richmond *Delaware at Old Dominion *Villanova at *Maine

SID Email: sdonaldson@advance.uri.edu 2012 RESULTS Colgate................................... W 40-23 at *Robert Morris..................... W 35-10 at Youngstown State..................L 24-31 at Maine................................. W 30-20 *Monmouth............................. W 55-24 at *Bryant............................... W 31-14 *St. Francis (Pa.)..................... W 36-13 at *Sacred Heart...................... W 23-20 *Wagner.....................................L 0-30 at *Duquesne.......................... W 38-31 *Central Connecticut................ W 63-34 * Northeast Conference games

2012 RESULTS

Web Address: www.gorhody.com Press Box Phone: 401-874-5362 Team Information Head Coach: Joe Trainer (Dickinson ‘90) Coaching Record: 22-55 overall (seven seasons); 9-35 at Rhode Island (four seasons); 1-2 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Roy Istvan (Offensive Coordinator/OL), Brian Vaganek (Defensive Coordinator/DL), Eddie Allen (Special Teams/RB), Tristan Burge (CB), Steve Canter (QB), Raphael

at Monmouth...............................L 6-41 at *Villanova.............................L 10-31 *James Madison..........................L 7-32 at Bowling Green.........................L 8-48 Brown.........................................L 7-17 *Georgia State.............................L 7-41 at *Delaware...................... L 24-47 *New Hampshire.......................L 20-40 at *Richmond..............................L 0-39 at *Towson................................L 10-41 *Maine........................................L 6-55 * CAA games

(LB), Aaron Smith (WR), Jamie Casullo (RB),

Dowdye (LB/Recruiting Coordinator), Omar King

Kevin Ross (TE), Matt Scott (CB)

(WR), Ryan Mattison (DB), Matt Sutjak (Assistant

Football Office Phone: 518-442-3052

Special Teams/FB/TE)

2012 Record: 9-2 (7-1 Northeast, T-1st)

Football Office Phone: 401-874-2406

Starters Returning / Lost: 12/12

2012 Record: 0-11 (0-8 CAA, 11th)

Returning Starters: Offense (6): Kevin Chillis (WR), Will Fiacchi (QB), Cole King (WR), Eric

Starters Returning / Lost: 16/8

LaPorta (OL), Adam Pasnik (OL), Kadeem Williams (OL); Defense (6): Randall Exantus (CB),

Returning Starters: Offense (6): Andrew Belizaire (OL), Bob Bentsen (QB), Jeff Kennedy

Kyle Jordan (LB), Tim Kologrivov (DL), Justinian Mason (SS), Andrew Smith (DL), Tramaine

(OL), Andrew Kestenbaum (OL), Kevin Mustac (OL), Jordan Sebastian (RB); Defense (8): Ja-

Wilson (FS); Kicking (0)

maal Bess (CB), Andrew Bose (LB), Connor Caponegro (LB), Mackenzie Elliott (CB), Josh Moody (DL), Andre’ Scott (DB), James Timmins (DL), Tim Weinclaw (DB); Kicking (2): Dylan Smith

Returning Statistical Leaders

(K), Tim Wienclaw (P)

Rushing: Omar Osbourne (108 att., 503 yds., 4.7 avg., 5 TD) Passing: Will Fiacchi (188 of 309 for 2156 yds., 11 TD, 5 INT)

Returning Statistical Leaders

Receiving: Cole King (35 rec., 573 yds., 16.4 avg., 5 TD)

Rushing: Jordan Sebastian (88 att., 291 yds., 3.3 avg., 0 TD)

Kicking: No Returners

Passing: Bob Bentsen (162 of 278 for 1553 yds., 7 TD, 7 INT)

Punting: No Returners

Receiving: Robbie Jackson (18 rec., 245 yds., 13.6 avg., 1 TD)

Defense: Kyle Jordan (45 tackles, 29 solo, 16 assisted, 4.5 TFL)

Kicking: Dylan Smith (10-11 PAT, 5-7 FG, LG 38) Punting: Tim Weinclaw (66 punts, 2491 yds., 37.7 avg., LG 67) Defense: Andrew Bose (86 tackles, 52 solo, 34 assisted, 6.5 TFL, 1.0 sack)

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TOWSON TIGERS

WILLIAM & MARY TRIBE

November 2 • 7 p.m. Johnny Unitas Stadium

November 9 • 3 p.m. (CSN TV) Delaware Stadium • Parents & Family Weekend

Location: Towson, Md. Founded: 1871 Enrollment: 21,111 Colors: Black, White & Gold President: Dr. Maravene Loeschke Athletic Director: TBA Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Stadium: Johnny Unitas Stadium (11,198) Nickname: Tigers Series Record: Delaware leads, 9-5 Football SID: Dan O’Connell Office Phone: 410-704-3102 Cell Phone: 410-382-4986

2013 SCHEDULE A 29 S 7 S 14 S 21 S 28 O 5 O 12 O 19 O 26 N 2 N 16 N 23 * CAA games

at Connecticut at Holy Cross Delaware State at North Carolina Central at *Stony Brook *New Hampshire *Villanova at *Albany at *Richmond *Delaware at *William & Mary *James Madison

SID Email: doconnell@towson.edu Web Address: www.towsontigers.com Press Box Phone: 410-704-3102 Team Information Head Coach: Rob Ambrose (Towson ‘93) Coaching Record: 22-33 overall (five seasons); 19-26 at Towson (four seasons); 1-3 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Matt Hachmann (Defensive Coordinator/LB), Jared Ambrose (Offensive Coordinator), John Donatelli (OL), Reno Ferri (RB), Dassin Blackwell (WR), Joe Tricario (Safeties/Special Teams), Derrick Johnson (CB), Konstantinos

Location: Williamsburg, Va. Founded: 1693 Enrollment: 7,800 Colors: Green, Gold & Silver President: W. Taylor Reveley, III Athletic Director: Terry Driscoll Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Stadium: Walter J. Zable Stadium (12,259) Nickname: Tribe Series Record: Delaware leads, 22-15 Football SID: Pete Clawson Office Phone: 757-221-3369 Cell Phone: 757-645-4040

2013 SCHEDULE A 31 S 7 S 14 S 21 O 5 O 12 O 19 O 26 N 2 N 9 N 16 N 23 * CAA games

at West Virginia Hampton at Lafayette *Rhode Island at *Villanova Penn at *Maine *James Madison *New Hampshire at *Delaware *Towson at *Richmond

SID Email: pmclaw@wm.edu 2012 RESULTS at Kent State.............................L 21-41 *William & Mary..................... W 20-17 St. Francis (Pa.)....................... W 46-17 at LSU.......................................L 22-38 at *James Madison....................L 10-13 *Maine.................................... W 24-19 *Old Dominion..........................L 20-31 at *Villanova........................... W 49-35 at *Delaware............ W 34-27 (ot) *Rhode Island......................... W 41-10 at *New Hampshire................. W 64-35 * CAA games

Web Address: www.tribeathletics.com Press Box Phone: 757-221-3414 Team Information Head Coach: Jimmye Laycock (William & Mary ‘70) Coaching Record: 215-160-2 overall and at William & Mary (33 seasons); 14-18 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Kevin Rogers (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Scott Boone (Defensive Coordinator/LB), Bob Solderitch (Assistant Head Coach/ OL), Trevor Andrews (Associate Head Coach/DL),

2012 RESULTS at Maryland..................................L 6-7 Lafayette..................................L 14-17 at *Towson................................L 17-20 *Delaware........................... L 21-51 *Georgia State........................... W 35-3 at Penn................................... W 34-28 at *James Madison...........L 26-27 (2ot) *Maine......................................L 10-24 at *New Hampshire...................L 25-28 at *Old Dominion......................L 31-41 *Richmond................................L 14-21 * CAA games

Kosmakos (DL), Tyler Bowen (TE)

David Corley (WR), Tom Clark (DB), Chris Barclay

Football Office Phone: 410-704-3155

(RB), Mike Godsil (TE/FB), Trey Henderson (Video

2012 Record: 7-4 (6-2 CAA, T-2nd)

Coordinator/Defensive Assistant)

Starters Returning / Lost: 17/7

Football Office Phone: 757-221-3369

Returning Starters: Offense (9): Anthony Davis (OL), Randall Harris (OL), Emmanuel

2012 Record: 2-9 (1-7 CAA, 9th)

Holder (FB), Charles Johnson (OL), James Oboh (TE), Eric Pike (OL), Doug Shaw (OL), Terrance

Starters Returning / Lost: 17/7

West (RB), Spencer Wilkins (WR); Defense (7): Bryton Barr (LB), Thomas Bradley (SS), Telvion

Returning Starters: Offense (8): Sean Ballard (WR), Matt Crisafi (OL), Keith McBride II

Clark (LB), Arnold Farmer (DL), Monte Gaddis (LB), Jordan Love (CB), Tye Smith (CB); Kicking

(TB), Tre McBride (WR), James Mohnson III (OL), Raphael Ortiz (QB), Trevor Springman (OL),

(1): D.J. Soven (K)

Andrew Weidinger (FB); Defense (7): George Beerhalter (DL), Jerome Couplin III (FS), Airek Green (LB), DeAndre Houston-Carson (CB), Luke Rhodes (LB), Stephen Sinnott (DL), Bryan

Returning Statistical Leaders

Stinnie (DL); Kicking (2): John Carpenter (K), Drake Kuhn (P)

Rushing: Terrance West (195 att., 1051 yds., 5.4 avg., 14 TD) Passing: No Returners

Returning Statistical Leaders

Receiving: Spencer Wilkins (32 rec., 352 yds., 11.0 avg., 1 TD)

Rushing: Keith McBride II (139 att., 689 yds., 5.0 avg., 3 TD)

Kicking: D.J. Soven (36-41 PAT, 9-16 FG, LG 43)

Passing: Raphael Ortiz (70 of 131 for 942 yds., 5 TD, 2 INT)

Punting: No Returners

Receiving: Tre McBride (55 rec., 897 yds., 16.3 avg., 10 TD)

Defense: Tye Smith (75 tackles, 53 solo, 22 assisted, 4.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks)

Kicking: Drake Kuhn (19-19 PAT, 7-14 FG, LG 41) Punting: Drake Kuhn (52 punts, 2203 yds., 42.4 avg., LG 65) Defense: Jerome Couplin (91 tackles, 53 solo, 38 assisted, 2.0 TFL, 3 INT)

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RICHMOND SPIDERS

VILLANOVA WILDCATS

November 16 • 12 noon Delaware Stadium

November 23 • tba Villanova Stadium or PPL Park (Chester, Pa.)

Location: Richmond, Va. Founded: 1830 Enrollment: 2,950 Colors: Red & Blue President: Dr. Edward L. Ayres Athletic Director: Keith Gill Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Stadium: Robins Stadium (8,700) Nickname: Spiders Series Record: Delaware leads, 20-9 Football SID: Scott Burns Office Phone: 804-287-6313 Cell Phone: 804-398-1726

2013 SCHEDULE A 31 S 7 S 14 S 21 S 28 O 12 O 19 O 26 N 2 N 9 N 16 N 23 * CAA games

VMI at North Carolina State at Gardner-Webb Liberty *Maine at *James Madison at *Rhode Island *Towson *Albany at *Stony Brook at *Delaware *William & Mary

SID Email: sburns2@richmond.edu Web Address: www.richmondspiders.com Press Box Phone: 804-355-6110 Team Information Head Coach: Danny Rocco (Wake Forest ‘84) Coaching Record: 55-23 overall ( seven seasons); 8-3 at Richmond (one season); 1-0 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Wayne Lineburg (Associate Head Coach/RB/Recruiting Coordinator), Brandon Streeter (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Bob Trott (Defensive Coordinator/Safeties), Dave Legg (CB/

Location: Villanova, Pa.

2013 SCHEDULE

Founded: 1842 Enrollment: 6,584

A 31 S 7 S 21 S 28 O 5 O 12 O 19 O 26 N 2 N 9 N 23 * CAA games

Colors: Blue & White President: Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA Athletic Director: Vince Nicastro Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Stadium: Villanova Stadium (12,000) Nickname: Wildcats Series Record: Villanova leads, 24-21-1 Football SID: Dean Kenefick Office Phone: 610-519-6514 Cell Phone: 610-259-2422 SID Email: dean.kenefick@villanova.edu

2012 RESULTS at Virginia.................................L 19-43 Gardner-Webb........................... W 41-8 at VMI....................................... W 47-6 at *Georgia State..................... W 35-14 *Old Dominion..........................L 37-45 at *Villanova........................... W 28-17 at *New Hampshire...................L 40-44 *James Madison...................... W 35-29 *Rhode Island........................... W 39-0 *Delaware......................... W 23-17 at *William & Mary................. W 21-14 * CAA games

at Boston College at Fordham *Stony Brook Penn *William & Mary at *Towson at *New Hampshire *Maine at *James Madison at *Rhode Island *Delaware

2012 RESULTS

Web Address: www.villanova.com Press Box Phone: 610-519-5290 Team Information Head Coach: Andy Talley (So. Connecticut ‘67) Coaching Record: 226-138-2 overall (33 seasons); 198-120-1 at Villanova (28 seasons); 12-12 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Mark Ferrante (Assistant Head Coach/OL), Sam Venuto (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Billy Crocker (Defensive Coordinator/ LB), Brian Flinn (WR/Recruiting Coordinator),

at Temple..................................L 10-41 Fordham................................. W 28-13 *Rhode Island......................... W 31-10 at Penn..................................... W 24-8 at *Maine................................ W 35-14 *Richmond................................L 17-28 at *Old Dominion.................... W 38-14 at *Georgia State..................... W 49-24 *Towson....................................L 35-49 *James Madison...................... W 35-20 at *Delaware.................... W 41-10 at #Stony Brook........................L 10-20 * CAA games # NCAA FCS Playoffs

Special Teams), Levern Belin (DL), Fontel Mines

Rocco Bellantoni (DL/Special Teams), Tony

(WR), Bill Polin (TE), Byron Thweatt (LB), Manny

Trisciani (Secondary), Darrius Smith (RB), David

Rojas (OLB), Blaine McCorkle (OL)

Riede (CB, Recruiting), Matt Jones (Offensive Assistant), Cole Glennon (Defensive Assistant)

Football Office Phone: 804-289-8372

Football Office Phone: Contact SID

2012 Record: 8-3 (6-2 CAA, T-2nd)

2012 Record: 8-4 (6-2 CAA, T-2nd), NCAA FCS First Round

Starters Returning / Lost: 17/7

Starters Returning / Lost: 17/6

Returning Starters: Offense (9): Stephen Barnette (WR), Ben Edwards (WR), Austin Gund

Returning Starters: Offense (9): Josh Bucci (OL), Ross Hall (OL), Vince Kowalski (OL),

(OL), Nick Ritcher (OL), Sam Roller (TE), Jacob Ruby (OL), Mark Speir (OL), Michael Strauss

Kevin Monangai (RB), Earnest Pettway (TE), Joe Price (WR), John Robertson (QB), Bill Vogel

(QB), Sedale Young (OL); Defense (8): Reggie Barnette (DB), Evan Kelly (DL), Wayne Pettus

(OL), Kyle Wallace (OL); Defense (7): Rakim Cox (DL), Pat Haggerty (LB), Craig James (CB),

(DB), Jacob Pierce (DL), Aaron Roane (LB), B.J. Scott (DL), Eric Wright (LB), Kerry Wynn (DL);

Antoine Lewis (DL), Dillon Lucas (LB), Matt McCann (SS), Joe Sarnese (FS); Kicking (1): Mark

Kicking (0)

Hamilto (K/P)

Returning Statistical Leaders

Returning Statistical Leaders

Rushing: Jacobi Green (50 att., 174 yds., 3.5 avg., 1 TD)

Rushing: Kevin Monangai (212 att., 1210 yds., 5.7 avg., 11 TD)

Passing: Michael Strauss (125 of 194 for 1169 yds., 9 TD, 2 INT)

Passing: John Robertson (152 of 253 for 1965 yds., 14 TD, 7 INT)

Receiving: Ben Edwards (80 rec., 852 yds., 10.6 avg., 3 TD)

Receiving: Joe Price (30 rec., 616 yds., 20.5 avg., 3 TD)

Kicking: No Returners

Kicking: Mark Hamilton (46-46 PAT, 9-12 FG, LG 41)

Punting: No Returners

Punting: Mark Hamilton (53 punts, 2198 yds., 41.5 avg., LG 63)

Defense: Eric Wright (78 tackles, 34 solo, 44 assisted, 1.5 TFL)

Defense: Joe Sarnese (81 tackles, 55 solo, 26 assisted, 2.5 TFL, 4 INT)

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Series Records

Jacksonville

Maine

(First Meeting)

(Delaware leads 23-9)

Delaware State (Delaware leads 4-0) 2007 - *$Delaware, 44-7 2009 - *Delaware, 27-17 2011 - *Delaware, 45-0 2012 - *Delaware, 38-14

Navy (Navy leads 9-7) 1931 - Navy, 12-7 1985 - *Delaware, 16-13 1986 - Delaware, 27-14 1987 - *Navy, 31-22 1988 - Navy, 30-3 1989 - *Delaware, 10-9 1990 - Navy, 31-27 1991 - Delaware, 29-25 1992 - Delaware, 37-21 1995 - Navy, 31-7 1996 - Navy, 30-14 2003 - Delaware, 21-17 2004 - Navy, 34-20 2007 - Delaware, 59-52 2009 - Navy, 35-18 2011 - Navy, 40-17

Wagner (First Meeting)

James Madison

1972 - *Delaware, 62-0 1973 - Delaware, 28-12 1974 - *Delaware, 39-13 1975 - *Delaware, 35-9 1976 - *Delaware, 36-0 1978 - *Delaware, 48-0 1979 - *Delaware, 31-14 1980 - *Delaware, 35-6 1981 - Delaware, 42-5 1984 - Delaware, 37-7 1985 - *Maine, 10-7 1986 - Delaware, 34-31 1987 - *Maine, 59-56 (ot) 1988 - Delaware, 31-14 1989 - Delaware, 31-14 1990 - Maine, 17-10 1991 - *Delaware, 34-10 1992 - Delaware, 57-13 1993 - *Delaware, 21-19 1994 - Maine, 19-13 1995 - *Delaware, 61-0 1996 - Delaware, 27-17 1998 - *Maine, 39-27 2002 - Delaware, 37-13 2003 - *Delaware, 24-21 (ot) 2004 - *Delaware, 43-38 2005 - Maine, 25-15 2007 - *Maine, 27-10 2009 - Delaware, 27-17 2010 - *Delaware, 26-7 2011 - Maine, 31-17 2012 - *Maine, 26-3

Albany

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(Series tied 1-1)

2006 - *Albany, 17-10 2008 - *Delaware, 38-7

Rhode Island (Delaware leads 20-8) 1922 - Rhode Island, 7-0 1967 - *Rhode Island, 28-17 1978 - *Delaware, 37-0 1979 - Delaware, 34-14 1981 - *Delaware, 35-15 1983 - Rhode Island, 19-9 1985 - *Delaware, 29-13 1986 - *Delaware, 44-10 1987 - Rhode Island, 26-13 1988 - *Rhode Island, 23-17 1989 - Delaware, 21-12 1990 - *Delaware, 24-19 1991 - Delaware, 42-7

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1998 - William & Mary, 52-45 1999 - *Delaware, 34-27 (2ot) 2000 - Delaware, 28-17 2001 - *William & Mary, 21-17 2002 - William & Mary, 45-42 2003 - *Delaware, 41-27 2004 - *Delaware, 31-28 $William & Mary, 44-38 (2ot) 2005 - Delaware, 22-21 2006 - *Delaware, 28-14 2007 - Delaware, 49-31 2008 - *William & Mary, 27-3 2009 - William & Mary, 30-20 2010 - William & Mary, 17-16 2011 - *Delaware, 21-0 2012 - Delaware, 51-21

Richmond (Delaware leads 20-9)

1982 - *Delaware, 51-7 1983 - *Towson, 13-4 1984 - *Delaware, 56-23 1992 - *Delaware, 55-27 1993 - *Towson, 32-30 2004 - *Delaware, 21-17 2005 - Towson, 35-31 2006 - *Towson, 49-35 2007 - Delaware, 27-7 2008 - *Delaware, 31-21 2009 - Delaware, 49-21 2010 - *Delaware, 48-0 2011 - Delaware, 35-30 2012 - *Towson, 34-27

William & Mary (Delaware leads 22-15)

(Delaware leads 12-8) 1983 - Delaware, 26-23 1984 - *Delaware, 32-3 1991 - $*James Madison, 42-35 (ot) 1993 - James Madison, 42-38 1994 - *James Madison, 30-10 1995 - Delaware, 48-19 1996 - *Delaware, 27-13 1997 - Delaware, 49-27 1998 - *Delaware, 28-14 1999 - James Madison, 21-7 2000 - *Delaware, 33-14 2001 - Delaware, 28-3 2002 - *Delaware, 23-10 2004 - James Madison, 20-13 2005 - *Delaware, 34-28 2006 - James Madison, 44-24 2007 - *Delaware, 37-34 2008 - James Madison, 41-7 2009 - *James Madison, 20-8 2010 - Delaware, 13-10

1992 - *Delaware, 31-14 1993 - Delaware, 32-11 1994 - *Delaware, 26-7 1995 - Delaware, 24-19 1996 - *Delaware, 43-27 1999 - *Delaware, 35-0 2000 - Delaware, 29-7 2001 - *Rhode Island, 10-7 2002 - Rhode Island, 17-14 (ot) 2003 - *Delaware, 55-10 2006 - Delaware, 24-17 2007 - Delaware, 38-9 2010 - *Delaware, 24-17 2011 - Rhode Island, 38-34 2012 - *Delaware, 47-24

1915 - *Delaware, 93-0 1923 - William & Mary, 14-0 1976 - Delaware, 15-13 1979 - *Delaware, 40-0 1980 - Delaware, 7-3 1982 - *Delaware, 62-21 1983 - Delaware, 30-13 1984 - *William & Mary, 23-21 1985 - William & Mary, 17-16 1986 - *William & Mary, 24-18 $Delaware, 51-17 1987 - Delaware, 38-14 1988 - *Delaware, 38-35 1989 - William & Mary, 27-24 1990 - *William & Mary, 22-12 1991 - Delaware, 28-21 1993 - *Delaware, 42-35 1994 - William & Mary, 31-7 1995 - *Delaware, 23-20 1996 - William & Mary, 10-7 1997 - *Delaware, 14-0

1931 - *Delaware, 7-0 1949 - *Delaware, 21-7 1986 - Delaware, 20-19 1987 - *Richmond, 28-21 1988 - Delaware, 27-10 1989 - *Delaware, 33-17 1990 - Delaware, 32-25 1991 - *Delaware, 23-17 1992 - Richmond, 29-21 1993 - *Delaware, 48-10 1994 - Delaware, 28-3 1995 - *Delaware, 15-0 1996 - Delaware, 14-7 1997 - *Delaware, 24-7 1998 - Richmond, 45-6 1999 - *Delaware, 41-33 2000 - Delaware, 24-17 2001 - *Delaware, 10-6 2002 - Richmond, 15-13 2003 - *Delaware, 44-14 2004 - Delaware, 23-14 2005 - Richmond, 20-10 2006 - Delaware, 28-24 2007 - *Richmond, 62-56 (5ot) 2008 - Richmond, 31-14 2009 - *Richmond, 16-15 2010 - Delaware, 34-13 2011 - *Delaware, 24-10 2012 - Richmond, 23-17

Villanova (Villanova leads 24-21-1) 1895 - Delaware, 10-6 1896 - *Villanova, 14-0 1924 - Villanova, 17-3 1962 - *Villanova, 22-10 1964 - Villanova, 34-0

1965 - *Delaware, 24-21 1966 - Villanova, 16-14 1967 - *Villanova, 21-13 1968 - Villanova, 16-0 1969 - *Villanova, 36-33 1970 - *Villanova, 34-31 1971 - *Delaware, 23-15 1972 - *Delaware, 14-7 1973 - Villanova, 24-7 1974 - *Delaware, 49-7 1975 - Delaware, 14-13 1976 - *Tie, 24-24 1977 - Villanova, 33-16 1978 - *Delaware, 23-22 1979 - Delaware, 21-20 1980 - *Delaware, 17-7 1988 - Delaware, 10-7 1989 - *Villanova, 20-11 1990 - Delaware, 19-15 1991 - *Delaware, 38-28 1992 - Delaware, 21-20 1993 - *Delaware, 19-7 1994 - Delaware, 38-31 (ot) 1995 - *Delaware, 28-7 1996 - Villanova, 27-0 1997 - *Villanova, 35-25 1998 - Villanova, 34-31 (ot) 1999 - Villanova, 51-45 (ot) 2000 - *Delaware, 59-42 2001 - Villanova, 19-14 2002 - *Villanova, 38-34 2003 - Delaware, 20-17 2004 - *Delaware, 41-35 2005 - Delaware, 38-13 2006 - *Villanova, 28-27 2007 - Villanova, 16-10 2008 - *Villanova, 21-7 2009 - Villanova, 30-12 2010 - *Villanova, 28-21 (ot) 2011 - Delaware, 26-16 2012 - *Villanova, 41-10 * Delaware home games $ NCAA playoff games Largest point total in series in bold Largest victory margin in series in italics

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All-Time Series Records

Opponent

UD vs. Opponent

Last UD Win

Last Opp. Win

Series Began

Akron.............................................. Albany............................................ Amherst.......................................... Appalachian State............................ Arkansas State................................ Army.............................................. Baldwin-Wallace.............................. Baltimore........................................ Boston University............................ Bowling Green................................. Bradley........................................... Bucknell.......................................... Buffalo............................................ Catholic U........................................ Central Michigan.............................. C.C.N.Y............................................ Citadel, The..................................... Colgate........................................... Connecticut...................................... C.W. Post......................................... Davidson......................................... Delaware State................................ Dickinson........................................ Drexel............................................. Duquesne........................................ Eastern Illinois................................. Eastern Kentucky............................. Eastern Washington......................... Fordham......................................... Franklin & Marshall......................... Furman........................................... Gallaudet........................................ Georgetown..................................... George Washington......................... Georgia Southern............................ Gettysburg...................................... Grambling....................................... Hampden-Sydney............................ Haverford....................................... Hofstra............................................ Holy Cross....................................... Indiana State (IN)............................ Indiana, PA..................................... Jacksonville State............................ James Madison................................ Johns Hopkins................................. Juniata............................................ Kent State....................................... Lafayette........................................ La Salle........................................... Lebanon Valley................................ Lehigh............................................. Louisiana Tech................................. Maine............................................. Marshall.......................................... Maryland........................................ Maryland-Baltimore County............. Massachusetts.................................. McNeese State................................. Merchant Marine Academy............... Middle Tennessee............................. Mississippi College........................... 1979..............................................

3-0 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 15-4 0-2 1-0 23-11 2-6 1-2-1 0-1 1-0 5-3 5-0 20-6 3-0 2-0 4-0 6-13 5-9-1 1-0 0-1 1-3 0-1 1-3 3-4-1 0-2 6-0 0-2 3-1 3-2 15-6 0-1 0-3-1 11-23-3 12-5-1 1-2 1-0 1-0 1-0 12-7 3-5-1 2-0-1 1-0 17-7 1-0 5-5-1 30-16 1-0 23-9 1-3-1 5-4-1 2-0 26-6 1-2 2-0 2-0 1-0

1975 2008 — — — — 1973 1933 1996 — 1949 2012 1963 1914 — 1923 2003 2003 1998 1982 1977 2012 1942 1946 2010 — 1976 — 1902 1947 — 1930 — 1924 2010 1973 — — 1932 2009 2005 1975 1968 1978 2010 1940 1934 1954 1972 1932 1940 2010 1982 2010 1959 1905 1912 2011 1974 1980 1978 1979

— 2006 1960 2007 1986 1933 — — 1986 1959 — 1983 1968 1915 1974 — 2002 — 1988 — — — 1940 1938 — 1978 1982 2011 1906 1909 2008 — 1936 1930 2001 1964 1973 1940 1929 2005 1985 — — — 2008 1927 — — 1960 — 1939 1999 — 2012 1996 2008 –– 2008 1997 — — —

1973 2006 1960 2007 1986 1933 1973 1933 1965 1957 1949 1908 1961 1912 1974 1923 1974 1977 1951 1971 1976 2007 1911 1926 2010 1978 1976 2011 1902 1900 1988 1916 1919 1920 1997 1909 1973 1927 1891 1960 1983 1975 1968 1978 1983 1900 1925 1954 1914 1932 1901 1912 1982 1972 1959 1899 1902 1958 1974 1979 1977

Opponent

UD vs. Opponent

Last UD Win

Last Opp. Win

Monmouth...................................... 1-0 2007 — Montana......................................... 1-0 1993 — Morgan State................................... 3-0-1 1984 — Mount St. Mary’s............................. 5-4-1 1941 1936 Muhlenberg..................................... 6-8-1 1953 1954 Navy............................................... 7-9 2007 2011 Nevada Las Vegas............................ 1-0 1974 — New Hampshire............................... 20-11 2010 2011 New York Aggies.............................. 1-0 1921 — North Carolina A&T.......................... 1-0 1978 — North Carolina Central..................... 1-0 1969 — North Dakota.................................. 1-0 1976 — Northeastern................................... 10-3 2007 2006 Northeast Louisiana......................... 1-0 1992 — Northern Iowa................................. 2-0 2007 — Northern Michigan........................... 0-2 — 1980 Ohio University................................ 1-1 1963 1961 Old Dominion.................................. 1-1 2011 2012 Pennsylvania................................... 2-3 1983 1921 PMC (Widener)................................ 20-19-3 1952 1948 Portland State................................. 1-0 2000 — Princeton ........................................ 2-0 1982 — Randolph-Macon.............................. 2-3 1946 1939 Rhode Island................................... 20-8 2012 2011 Richmond........................................ 20-9 2011 2012 Rollins............................................. 3-0 1949 — Rutgers........................................... 13-15-3 1971 1973 St. John’s........................................ 5-8-3 1938 1936 St. Joseph’s..................................... 7-4-2 1934 1936 Samford.......................................... 1-0 1992 — Seton Hall....................................... 0-1 — 1904 South Dakota State.......................... 1-0 2010 — Southern Illinois.............................. 2-0 2007 — Springfield...................................... 1-1 1926 1932 Stevens College............................... 3-3-1 1924 1920 Susquehanna................................... 1-1 1931 1929 Swarthmore.................................... 4-23-1 1942 1929 Temple............................................ 22-14 1985 1983 Towson . ......................................... 9-5 2011 2012 Upsala............................................ 1-0 1915 — Ursinus............................................ 8-8-2 1941 1940 Villanova......................................... 21-24-1 2011 2012 VMI................................................. 1-1 1975 1976 Virginia Union................................. 1-0 1979 — Wake Forest.................................... 0-1 — 1932 Washington College......................... 17-6-1 1946 1937 Washington & Lee............................ 1-3 1949 1950 West Chester.................................... 47-6-1 2012 1992 Western Illinois................................ 1-0 1978 — Western Kentucky............................ 2-0 1982 — Western Maryland........................... 6-6 1947 1917 William & Mary............................... 22-15 2012 2010 Winston-Salem State........................ 1-0 1978 — Wittenberg...................................... 0-1 — 1975 Wofford.......................................... 1-0 2003 — Youngstown State............................ 6-1 1998 1981 OVERALL 120-SEASON RECORD: 663-425-44 (.605) MOST WINS VS. AN OPPONENT: 47-6-1 vs. West Chester MOST GAMES VS. AN OPPONENT: 54 vs. West Chester; 46 vs. Lehigh; 46 vs. Villanova

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2012 Season in Review

Blue Hen Football Now six years under the CAA banner. CAA Football has raised the profile of what was once the Yankee Conference and later the Atlantic 10 Conference when it took the reins of the league in 2007. Over the past six years, the league has established itself as one of the nation’s premier FCS power conferences with regard to on-the-field success, television exposure, marketability and the success of its studentathletes on the field, in the classroom, in the community and at the next level. Although CAA Football was not represented in the FCS National Championship game a season ago for just the second time since 2005, the league continued to enjoy tremendous success over the course of the 2012 season. This past fall was the first in CAA Football’s five-year agreement with the NBC Sports Group, in which six nationally televised tilts aired on the NBC Sports Network as part of the league’s 42 total televised contests. The CAA and CAA Football is the first collegiate athletic conference to sign a broadcast agreement with the NBC Sports Network, which launched on January 2, 2012. CAA Football once again proved its prowess in matchups with nonconference foes, maintaining what has become a long tradition of success against non-league FCS opponents. The 2012 season saw the conference’s 11 member programs combine for an 18-7 (.720) mark in FCS nonconference play. The league’s strong presence in the national polls remained a other constant in 2012. The conference completed the season with six teams ranked in both The Sports Network and FCS Coaches CAA Commissioner polls. The six ranked programs represented an FCS best after as Tom Yeager many as seven squads were ranked during the season. CAA Football remains the only league in the nation to have ever had six or more teams ranked in either top 25 poll. The league also leads the nation on another impressive front, as New Hampshire boasts FCS Football’s longest active streak at 126 consecutive weeks ranked in The Sports Network poll. CAA Football had another heavy presence when it came to postseason awards as well, most notably after taking two of The Sports Network’s four national awards at the organization’s annual banquet in December. After the league locked up three of the four awards in 2011, Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinicke was named the Walter Payton Player of the Year and Villanova’s John Robertson received the Jerry Rice Freshman of the Year Award. Nova head coach Andy Talley would come up just short of winning his second Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award, finishing as the national runner-up for the honor. The league has also set itself apart at the next level, as evidenced by reigning Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco and his four fellow CAA Football alums turned Baltimore Ravens who can now call themselves 2013 World Champions. This success in the professional ranks was also witnessed when four conference players in William and Mary’s B.W. Webb, James Madison’s Earl Watford, Richmond’s Cooper Taylor and New Hampshire’s Jared Smith were taken in April’s NFL Draft. The four draft selections were the league’s most since 2010. CAA Football’s emphasis on its players’ off-the-field achievements was evident in 2012 as well. This fall, the league proudly introduced its inaugural Chuck Boone Leadership Award – honoring the player who best embodies the highest standards of leadership, integrity, teamwork and sportsmanship in his academic and athletic pursuits – to UNH’s Chris Zarkoskie, who was as active in the classroom and in the community as he was excellent on the field. In addition to his outstanding athletic accomplishments, UR’s Cooper Taylor was selected as CAA Football’s Student-Athlete of the Year after closing out his collegiate career with both Academic All-America and All-District accolades. Following the departures of Georgia State and Old Dominion in the 2012-13 offseason, the league is now proud to welcome a pair of proven programs in UAlbany and Stony Brook to the conference this year. The Great Danes join the league after locking up a share of two straight Northeast Conference titles, while the Seawolves have secured four consecutive Big South Conference titles and two straight trips to the postseason. Both programs also closed out 2012 with a presence in the final national polls, as SBU finished No. 11/12 and UAlbany received votes in both polls. The league has enjoyed a tremendous record in the postseason, earning 83 total postseason berths that includes 38 over the last decade. Playoff appearances aren’t where the success stops, however, which CAA Football’s 53 playoff wins since 2002 certainly prove. The conference has further established its presence at the national level by placing eight teams in the national semifinal round over the last six seasons and advancing a team to the national title game in four of the last six years.

The CAA Montana, becoming the first team since the field expanded to 16 teams in 1986 to reach the championship game after winning three road playoff contests. Delaware rolled past Colgate, 40-0, to capture the National Championship in 2003, becoming the first team to ever post a shutout in the title game. No other conference has had two different teams win national titles in back-to-back years, and CAA Football has done it twice (2003-04 and 200809). Massachusetts earned a National Championship in 1998, defeating perennial power Georgia Southern, 55-43.

Colonial Athletic Association 8625 Patterson Avene / Richmond, Va. 23229 Phone: 804-754-1616 / Fax: 804-754-1830 www.caasports.com Commissioner: Tom Yeager Deputy Commissioner for Basketball: Ron Bertovich Chief Operating Officer: Cindy Williams Executive Assistant: Raven Wilkinson Senior Associate Commissioners: Championships/Marketing: Robert Goodman Compliance & Governance/SWA: Kathleen Batterson Associate Commissioners: Communications: Rob Washburn Broadcast Services: Peter Hock Integrated Digital Strategies: Scott Meyer Championships/MBB: Steve Kanaby Assistant Commissioners: Creative Services/Communications: Niki DeSantis Championships/WBB: Katie Lowe Championships: Ashley Bolton Director of Football Communications and Operations: Zach Burrus Director of Corporate Partnerships: Brian Edmonds Directors of Video Services: Alex Souza, Bobby Broyles Assistant Director of Compliance & Student-Athlete Services: Donna Jones Officiating Administrator: Pamela Stone Communications Intern: Tim McDonnell

After Heinicke and Robertson received their respective national honors in December, CAA Football now boasts a total of 25 individual national award winners. In addition to Heinicke, New Hampshire quarterback Ricky Santos (2006), William and Mary quarterback Lang Campbell (2004), Villanova running back Brian Westbrook (2001), Nova wide receiver Brian Finneran (1997) and UNH running back Jerry Azumah (1998) have all won the prestigious Walter Payton Award under the league banner. Towson running back Dave Meggett was the 1998 winner of the award as well. James Madison linebacker Derrick Lloyd (2001) and defensive lineman Arthur Moats (2009) each received the Buck Buchanan Award prior to UNH linebacker Matt Evans’ honor in 2011. CAA Football has swept the Rice Award in both years of its existence after Robertson won it a year ago and Towson running back Terrance West did so in 2011. New Hampshire’s Sean McDonnell (2005), James Madison’s Mickey Matthews (1999 & 2008), Villanova’s Andy Talley (1997) and Boston University’s Dan Allen (1993) were Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Yea Award winners from the league before Towson head coach Rob Ambrose received the award in 2011. Delaware’s K.C. Keeler (2010), Richmond’s Mike London (2008), Matthews (2004), Massachusetts’ Mark Whipple (1998) and Talley (1997 & 2009) have all garnered the American Football Coaches Association National Coach of the Year honor as well. The league continues to enjoy great success beyond the collegiate playing field, too. CAA Football has had 104 players drafted by NFL franchises dating back to 1948. A total of 28 players have been selected in the draft over the last 10 years, including the second-highest draft pick in league history in Flacco (18th overall to the Baltimore Ravens in 2008). More than 30 players currently join him on active NFL rosters. With the additions of UAlbany and Stony Brook this year, CAA Football’s geographic footprint has only been further deepened up and down the East Coast, with schools located from Maine to Virginia. This season’s members include UAlbany, Delaware, James Madison, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Richmond, Stony Brook, Towson, Villanova and William and Mary. While CAA Football officially began March 1, 2007, its roots date back more than 60 years. On December 3, 1946, the Code of the Yankee Conference went into effect. Established as an all-sports conference for the New England land grant colleges, the six charter members included Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Upon the formation of Division I-AA football in 1978, the league disbanded all sports except for football. Delaware and Richmond were admitted to the conference in 1986, Villanova was added in 1988 and James Madison, Northeastern and William and Mary joined the league in 1993. The Atlantic 10 assumed operation control of the conference from 1997-2006, with Hofstra becoming part of the league in 2001 and Towson joining the group in 2004.

Richmond’s 2008 National Championship and Villanova’s 2009 title mark the most recent national crowns for the league. In 2004, James Madison claimed the National Championship title with a 31-21 triumph over

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2012 CAA Review 2012 COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL STANDINGS Conference W L Old Dominion........................................7 1 Richmond..............................................6 2 New Hampshire.....................................6 2 Villanova...............................................6 2 Towson..................................................6 2 James Madison......................................5 3 Maine...................................................4 4 Delaware........................................... 2 6 William & Mary.....................................1 7 Rhode Island.........................................0 8

Overall W 11 8 8 8 7 7 5 5 2 0

L 2 3 4 4 4 4 6 6 9 11

Pts For 587 365 409 353 351 317 291 293 233 105

Pts Allowed 396 237 363 251 283 231 215 272 267 432

NCAA FCS First Round: Stony Brook 20, Villanova 10 NCAA FCS Second Round: Wofford 23, New Hampshire 7; Old Dominion 63, Coastal Carolina 35 NCAA FCS Quarterfinals: Georgia Southern 49, Old Dominion 35

2012 COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-STARS First Team OFFENSE QB RB RB FB/HB WR WR WR TE OL OL OL OL OL PK KR PR

Taylor Heinicke (Old Dominion) Kevin Monangai (Villanova) Terrance West (Towson) Kendall Gaskins (Richmond) Ben Edwards (Richmond) R.J. Harris (New Hampshire) Nick Mayers (Old Dominion) Justin Perillo (Maine) Randall Harris (Towson) Chris Howley (Maine) Seamus O’Neill (New Hampshire) Eric Pike (Towson) Earl Watford (James Madison) Jarod Brown (Old Dominion) Albert Wilson (Georgia State) Ryan Smith (James Madison)

DEFENSE DL DL DL DL DL LB LB LB LB CB CB S S S P

Frank Beltre (Towson) Chris Burnette (Old Dominion) Rakim Cox (Villanova) Antoine Lewis (Villanova) Jared Smith (New Hamsphire) Donte Dennis (Maine) Matt Evans (New Hampshire) Stephon Robertson (James Madison) Paul Worrilow (Delaware) Eric Loper (Villanova) B.W. Webb (William & Mary) Jordan Dangerfield (Towson) Dean Marlowe (James Madison) Cooper Taylor (Richmond) Jonathan Plisco (Old Dominion)

Second Team OFFENSE QB RB RB FB/HB WR WR WR TE OL OL OL OL OL OL PK KR PR

Grant Enders (Towson) Dae’Quan Scott (James Madison) Nico Steriti (New Hampshire) Brian Barlow (James Madison Tre McBride (William & Mary) Antonio Vaughan (Old Dominion) Nihja White (Delaware) Kevin Finney (Richmond) David Born (Old Dominion) Josh Bucci (Villanova) Bobby Kennedy (Delaware) Mike Salazar (William & Mary) Doug Shaw (Towson) Josh Spearin (Maine) Cameron Starke (James Madison) Justin Grant (Richmond) B.W. Webb (William & Mary)

DEFENSE DL DL DL DL LB LB LB LB LB CB CB CB S S P

Marlon Johnson (Villanova) Evan Kelly (Richmond) Zach Kerr (Delaware) Romale Tucker (Towson) Devon Bridges (Villanova) Monte Gaddis (Towson) Darius McMillan (Richmond) Jabrel Mines (William & Mary) Craig Wilkins (Old Dominion) Darlos James (Maine) Jordan Love (Towson) Dontra Peters (New Hampshire) Manny Asam (New Hampshire Brian Thompson (William & Mary) Matt Hubbard (Georgia State)

Third Team OFFENSE QB RB RB WR WR WR WR WR TE OL OL OL OL OL OL PK KR PR

John Robertson (Villanova) Andrew Pierce (Delaware) Donald Russell (Georgia State) Stephen Barnette (Richmond) Brandon Johnson-Farrell (R. Island) Tom Ryan (Towson) Norman White (Villanova) Albert Wilson (Georgia State) Harold Spears (New Hampshire) Mike Coccia (New Hampshire) Brandon Heath (Delaware) Vince Kowalski (Villanova) Jack Lowney (Old Dominion) Nick Ritcher (Richmond) Chris Zarkoskie (New Hampshire) Mike MacArthur (New Hampshire) Derrick Joseph (Towson) Poppy Livers (Villanova)

DEFENSE DL DL DL DL LB LB LB LB CB CB CB S S S P P

Dominique Guinn-Bailey (ODU) Matt Morgan (Towson) Tyler Snow (James Madison) Nick Zaremba (William & Mary) Andrew Bose (Rhode Island) Luke Rhodes (William & Mary) Jeff Williams (Delaware) Eric Wright (Rihcmond) Jamaal Bess (Rhode Island) Darryl Hamilton (Richmond) Tye Smith (Towson) Jerome Couplin (William & Mary) Jakarie Jackson (James Madison) Joe Sarnese (Villanova Drake Kuhn (William & Mary) David Skahn (James Madison)

Offensive Player of the Year: Taylor Heinicke (Old Dominion) Defensive Player of the Year: Stephen Robertson (James Madison) Offensive Rookie of the Year: John Robertson (Villanova) Defensive Rookie of the Year: Jeff Williams (Delaware) Special Teams Co-Players of the Year: B.W. Webb (W&M)/Albert Wilson (GSU) Coach of the Year: Andy Talley (Villanova)

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2013 COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION COMPOSITE SCHEDULE August 29 Rhode Island at Fordham.....................................................7 p.m. Jacksonville at Delaware....................................... 7:30 p.m. Towson at Connecticut.....................................................7:30 p.m. August 31 Villanova at Boston College............................................... 12 noon Albany at Duquesne......................................................12:10 p.m. William & Mary at West Virginia......................................1:30 p.m. Central Connecticut State at James Madison..........................6 p.m. Maine at Norfolk State.........................................................6 p.m. VMI at Richmond.................................................................6 p.m. September 7 STONY BROOK at RHODE ISLAND.........................................1 p.m. Towson at Holy Cross...........................................................1 p.m. Maine at Massachusetts........................................................2 p.m. New Hampshire at Central Michigan.....................................3 p.m. Delaware State at Delaware................................ 3:30 p.m. Albany at Colgate................................................................6 p.m. James Madison at Akron......................................................6 p.m. Richmond at North Carolina State.........................................6 p.m. Villanova at Fordham...........................................................6 p.m. Hampton at William & Mary.................................................7 p.m. September 14 Colgate at New Hampshire................................................ 12 noon Delaware at Navy.................................................. 3:30 p.m. Stony Brook at Buffalo...................................................3:30 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at James Madison.......................................6 p.m. Richmond at Gardner-Webb.................................................6 p.m. William & Mary at Lafayette................................................6 p.m. RHODE ISLAND at ALBANY...................................................7 p.m. Delaware State at Towson...............................................7:30 p.m. Bryant at Maine......................................................................TBA September 21 Towson at North Carolina Central..........................................2 p.m. STONY BROOK at VILLANOVA...............................................3 p.m. Wagner at Delaware.................................................... 6 p.m. Liberty at Richmond.............................................................6 p.m. Central Connecticut State at Albany......................................7 p.m. RHODE ISLAND at WILLIAM & MARY.....................................7 p.m. Maine at Northwestern.............................................................TBA September 28 New Hampshire at Lehigh.............................................12:30 p.m. Central Connecticut State at Rhode Island.............................1 p.m. MAINE at RICHMOND...........................................................4 p.m. Penn at Villanova................................................................5 p.m. TOWSON at STONY BROOK...................................................6 p.m. JAMES MADISON at DELAWARE................................ 7 p.m. Albany at Old Dominion...........................................................TBA October 5 NEW HAMPSHIRE at TOWSON............................................ 12 noon WILLIAM & MARY at VILLANOVA...........................................1 p.m. ALBANY at JAMES MADISON............................................1:30 p.m. Rhode Island at Brown.........................................................6 p.m. Bryant at Stony Brook.........................................................6 p.m. DELAWARE at MAINE........................................................TBA

October 12 RHODE ISLAND at NEW HAMPSHIRE.................................. 12 noon ALBANY at DELAWARE........................................... 3:30 p.m. RICHMOND at JAMES MADISON.......................................3:30 p.m. Penn at William & Mary..................................................3:30 p.m. Stony Brook at Colgate........................................................6 p.m. VILLANOVA at TOWSON........................................................7 p.m. October 19 VILLANOVA at NEW HAMPSHIRE........................................ 12 noon RICHMOND at RHODE ISLAND..............................................1 p.m. TOWSON at ALBANY........................................................3:30 p.m. WILLIAM & MARY at MAINE......................................................TBA October 26 DELAWARE at RHODE ISLAND................................. 12 noon TOWSON at RICHMOND..................................................... 12 noon MAINE at VILLANOVA...........................................................1 p.m. JAMES MADISON at WILLIAM & MARY.............................3:30 p.m. NEW HAMPSHIRE at STONY BROOK......................................4 p.m. November 2 NEW HAMPSHIRE at WILLIAM & MARY.............................1:30 p.m. VILLANOVA at JAMES MADISON.......................................2:30 p.m. Rhode Island at Old Dominion.........................................3:30 p.m. ALBANY at RICHMOND.........................................................4 p.m. DELAWARE at TOWSON............................................... 7 p.m. STONY BROOK at MAINE..........................................................TBA November 9 JAMES MADISON at NEW HAMPSHIRE............................12:30 p.m. VILLANOVA at RHODE ISLAND.......................................12:30 p.m. RICHMOND at STONY BROOK...............................................1 p.m. MAINE at ALBANY...........................................................3:30 p.m. WILLIAM & MARY at DELAWARE............................... 7 p.m. November 16 RICHMOND at DELAWARE........................................ 12 noon TOWSON at WILLIAM & MARY.........................................1:30 p.m. NEW HAMPSHIRE at ALBANY...........................................3:30 p.m. STONY BROOK at JAMES MADISON..................................3:30 p.m. RHODE ISLAND at MAINE.........................................................TBA November 23 MAINE at NEW HAMPSHIRE............................................... 12 noon ALBANY at STONY BROOK....................................................1 p.m. JAMES MADISON at TOWSON..........................................3:30 p.m. WILLIAM & MARY at RICHMOND...........................................4 p.m. DELAWARE at VILLANOVA...............................................TBA November 30 - FCS Playoffs – First Round (Campus Sites) December 7 - FCS Playoffs – Second Round (Campus Sites) December 13-14 - FCS Playoffs – Quarterfinals (Campus Sites) December 20-21 - FCS Playoffs – Semifinals (Campus Sites) January 4 - FCS National Championship (Frisco, Texas) Colonial Athletic Association games in CAPS Game times subject to change for Television

2012 CAA Conference Team Statistical Leaders TOTAL OFFENSE Rush Old Dominion......... 2007 New Hampshire...... 2649 Towson................... 2519 Villanova................ 3033 Richmond............... 1547 James Madison....... 2299 Maine.................... 1831 William & Mary...... 1688 Delaware............1499 Georgia State......... 1216 Rhode Island............ 882

Pass 5120 2769 2332 2021 2983 2007 2364 2076 2263 2237 1831

Play Yds Avg Yds/G 1055 7127 6.8 548.2 885 5418 6.1 451.5 778 4851 6.2 441.0 824 5054 6.1 421.2 835 4530 5.4 411.8 779 4306 5.5 391.5 712 4195 5.9 381.4 739 3764 5.1 342.2 754 3762 5.0 342.0 719 3453 4.8 313.9 671 2713 4.0 246.6

TOTAL DEFENSE Rush Towson................... 1528 James Madison....... 1348 Villanova................ 1874 Maine.................... 1840 William & Mary...... 1758 Delaware............1476 Richmond............... 1645 Old Dominion......... 2565 New Hampshire...... 2260 Georgia State......... 2590 Rhode Island.......... 2569

Pass 1917 2208 2227 1975 2128 2690 2606 2895 2984 2581 2635

Play Yds Avg Yds/G 676 3445 5.1 313.2 732 3556 4.9 323.3 800 4104 5.1 341.8 773 3815 4.9 346.8 772 3886 5.0 353.3 767 4166 5.4 378.7 793 4251 5.4 386.5 934 5460 5.8 420.0 945 5244 5.5 437.0 805 5171 6.4 470.1 758 5204 6.9 473.1

SCORING OFFENSE G Old Dominion............. 13 New Hampshire.......... 12 Richmond................... 11 Towson....................... 11 Villanova.................... 12 James Madison........... 11 Delaware.................11 Maine........................ 11 William & Mary.......... 11 Georgia State............. 11 Rhode Island.............. 11

TD 79 55 47 47 46 41 34 37 29 24 13

FG 10 11 15 9 9 10 18 11 10 8 5

Pts 587 409 365 351 353 317 293 291 233 191 105

Avg 45.2 34.1 33.2 31.9 29.4 28.8 26.6 26.5 21.2 17.4 9.5

SCORING DEFENSE G Maine........................ 11 Villanova.................... 12 James Madison........... 11 Richmond................... 11 William & Mary.......... 11 Delaware.................11 Towson....................... 11 New Hampshire.......... 12 Old Dominion............. 13 Georgia State............. 11 Rhode Island.............. 11

TD 27 32 30 30 33 34 35 48 53 57 57

FG 9 9 7 9 12 11 13 9 10 9 12

Pts 215 251 231 237 267 272 283 363 396 424 432

Avg 19.5 20.9 21.0 21.5 24.3 24.7 25.7 30.2 30.5 38.5 39.3

RUSHING OFFENSE Att Yds Villanova..................... 557 3033 Towson........................ 460 2519 New Hampshire........... 475 2649 James Madison............ 497 2299 Maine......................... 374 1831 Old Dominion.............. 469 2007 William & Mary........... 421 1688 Richmond.................... 394 1547 Delaware................. 417 1499 Georgia State.............. 360 1216 Rhode Island............... 330 882

Avg 5.4 5.5 5.6 4.6 4.9 4.3 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.4 2.7

TD 27 26 27 25 11 34 12 24 15 9 5

Y/G 252.8 229.0 220.8 209.0 166.5 154.4 153.5 140.6 136.3 110.5 80.2

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Avg 3.6 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.2 4.0 4.1 4.4 4.7 6.0 5.1

PASS OFFENSE Att Old Dominion.............. 586 Richmond.................... 441 New Hampshire........... 410 Maine......................... 338 Towson........................ 318 Delaware................. 337 Georgia State.............. 359 William & Mary........... 318 James Madison............ 282 Villanova..................... 267 Rhode Island............... 341

Cmp 403 274 235 206 208 212 182 162 168 158 195

PASS DEFENSE Att Towson........................ 293 Maine......................... 326 Villanova..................... 350 William & Mary........... 332 James Madison............ 359 Old Dominion.............. 383 Georgia State.............. 300 Richmond.................... 404 Rhode Island............... 332 Delaware................. 382 New Hampshire........... 430

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TD 9 17 18 17 15 15 13 24 28 31 27

Y/G 122.5 134.2 138.9 149.5 156.2 159.8 167.3 188.3 197.3 233.5 235.5

Int 14 4 8 11 8 14 23 10 10 8 12

Yds 5120 2983 2769 2364 2332 2263 2237 2076 2007 2021 1831

Y/G 393.8 271.2 230.8 214.9 212.0 205.7 203.4 188.7 182.5 168.4 166.5

Int 4 12 14 10 8 15 10 24 2 8 16

Yds 1917 1975 2227 2128 2208 2895 2581 2606 2635 2690 2984

Y/G 174.3 179.5 185.6 193.5 200.7 222.7 234.6 236.9 239.5 244.5 248.7

Gained Lost TURNOVER MARGIN Fum Int Tot Fum Int Tot +/Richmond............................... 8 24 32 6 4 10 +22 New Hampshire.................... 12 16 28 13 8 21 +7 Villanova................................ 4 14 18 6 8 14 +4 Maine.................................... 9 12 21 7 11 18 +3 Old Dominion......................... 8 15 23 7 14 21 +2 William & Mary...................... 9 10 19 8 10 18 +1 Delaware.......................... 11 8 19 5 14 19 0 James Madison....................... 4 8 12 5 10 15 -3 Towson................................... 9 4 13 9 8 17 -4 Rhode Island.......................... 8 2 10 9 12 21 -11 Georgia State......................... 5 10 15 12 23 35 -20 Delaware In Other Categories (CAA Leader) Kickoff Returns: 2nd, 22.8 (Richmond, 24.5) Kickoff Coverage: 1st, 40.7 Punt Returns: 10th, 5.1 (Villanova, 16.8) Net Punting: 11th, 32.1 (James Madison, 37.7) Pass Efficiency: 9th, 118.6 (Towson, 151.5) Pass Efficiency Defense: 9th, 133.0 (Maine, 107.6) First Downs: 6th, 20.6 (Old Dominion, 27.1) Opponent First Downs: 5th, 19.8 (James Madison, 17.7) 3rd Down Conversions: 5th, 44.4% (Old Dominion, 51.9%) 3rd Down Conversions Defense: 8th, 41.9% (JMU, 35.3%) Sacks By: 6th, 21 for 178 (Old Dominion, 37 for 268) Sacks Against: 11th, 30 for 218 (Richmond, 5 for 52) Red Zone Offense: 7th, 38-46, 82.6% (New Hampshire, 94.0%) Red Zone Defense: 7th, 35-42, 83.3% (Maine, 64.7%) 76

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2012 CAA INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS RUSHING Team Terrance West.................Towson Kevin Monangai...........Villanova Dae’Quan Scott.................JMU John Robertson............Villanova Andrew Pierce........ Delaware Nico Steriti...................... UNH Rickey Stevens............... Maine Keith McBride..................W&M Justin Thorpe....................JMU Tyree Lee........................ ODU

Att 195 212 155 189 139 140 137 139 151 159

Yds 1046 1210 781 1021 703 921 819 689 681 864

PASS RATING Team Comp-Att-Int Taylor Heinicke................ODU 398-579-14 Tim Donnelly...........Delaware 25-38-0 Andy Vailas.....................UNH 126-217-3 Grant Enders.................Towson 208-317-8 John Robertson........... Villanova 152-253-7 Marcus Wasilewski..........Maine 206-338-11 Justin Thorpe...................JMU 127-205-9 Michael Strauss............Richmond 125-194-2 Sean Goldrich..................UNH 107-180-5 Brent Caprio................... W&M 34-57-2

Avg Yds/G 5.4 104.6 5.7 100.8 5.0 86.8 5.4 85.1 5.1 78.1 6.6 76.8 6.0 74.5 5.0 68.9 4.5 68.1 5.4 66.5 Yds 5076 287 1558 2332 1965 2364 1529 1169 1202 358

TD Eff. 44 162.6 3 155.3 18 143.0 19 142.1 14 138.0 21 133.7 11 133.5 9 128.3 8 124.6 3 122.8

PASS YDS/GAME Team Comp-Att-Int Yds Taylor Heinicke................ODU 398-579-14 5076 Marcus Wasilewski..........Maine 206-338-11 2364 Grant Enders.................Towson 208-317-8 2332 Trent Hurley............Delaware 185-294-14 1964 John Robertson........... Villanova 152-253-7 1965 Ben McLane..................... GSU 139-274-11 1592 Bob Bentsen.................... URI 162-279-7 1553 Justin Thorpe...................JMU 127-205-9 1529 Andy Vailas.....................UNH 126-217-3 1558 Sean Goldrich..................UNH 107-180-5 1202

TD Avg/G 44 390.5 21 214.9 19 212.0 10 196.4 14 163.8 10 159.2 7 155.3 11 152.9 18 141.6 8 133.6

REC. YDS/GAME Team Rec Nick Mayers................... ODU 79 R.J. Harris...................... UNH 84 Albert Wilson.................. GSU 48 Tre McBride....................W&M 55 Ben Edwards............... Richmond 80 Stephen Barnette........ Richmond 56 Larry Pinkard................. ODU 55 Antonio Vaughan............ ODU 60 Nihja White............ Delaware 57 Blair Roberts.................. ODU 56

Yds 1233 1059 947 897 852 848 830 885 592 707

TD 16 9 7 10 3 4 7 7 1 7

Yds/G 94.8 88.2 86.1 81.5 77.5 77.1 69.2 68.1 65.8 54.4

RECEPT./GAME Team Rec Ben Edwards............... Richmond 80 R.J. Harris...................... UNH 84 Nihja White............ Delaware 57 Nick Mayers................... ODU 79 Stephen Barnette........ Richmond 56 Maurice McDonald.........Maine 56 Tre McBride....................W&M 55 B. Johnson-Farrell...........URI 52 Antonio Vaughan............ ODU 60 Larry Pinkard................. ODU 55

Yds 852 1059 592 1233 848 459 897 554 885 830

TD 3 9 1 16 4 3 10 5 7 7

Rec/G 7.3 7.0 6.3 6.1 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.7 4.6 4.6

TOTAL OFFENSE Team Rush Taylor Heinicke............... ODU 470 Grant Enders................ Towson 615 John Robertson...........Villanova 1021 Marcus Wasilewski.........Maine 306 Justin Thorpe.................. JMU 681 Trent Hurley........... Delaware 160 Andy Vailas.................... UNH 449 Bob Bentsen....................URI 226 Sean Goldrich................. UNH 174 Ben McLane.................... GSU -170

Pass 5076 2332 1965 2364 1529 1964 1558 1553 1202 1592

Ply. 705 422 442 434 356 397 317 359 228 324

Total Yds/G 5546 426.6 2947 267.9 2986 248.8 2670 242.7 2210 221.0 2124 212.4 2007 182.5 1779 177.9 1376 152.9 1422 142.2

SCORING (KICK) Team Jarod Brown................... ODU Sean Baner............. Delaware Remington Hinshaw.... Richmond Cameron Starke.............. JMU Mark Hamilton............Villanova

PATs FGs 73-73 10-12 33-33 18-23 36-42 15-22 37-37 10-14 46-46 9-12

SCORING................ Team TD XPT Terrance West..............Towson 15 0 Kendall Gaskins.........Richmond 16 0 Dae’Quan Scott..............JMU 12 0 Jarod Brown..................ODU 0 73 Sean Baner............Delaware 0 33 Nick Mayers..................ODU 16 0 Remington Hinshaw...Richmond 0 36 John Robertson......... Villanova 14 0 Kevin Monangai........ Villanova 13 0 Cameron Starke.............JMU 0 37

FG 0 0 0 10 18 0 15 0 0 10

Pts Pts/G 103 7.9 87 7.9 81 7.4 67 6.1 73 6.1 Pts Pts/G 90 9.0 96 8.7 72 8.0 103 7.9 87 7.9 98 7.5 81 7.4 84 7.0 78 6.5 67 6.1

ALL PURPOSE Team Rush/Rcv PR/KR Yds Avg/G Albert Wilson............... GSU 18/947 94/751 1810 164.5 Dae’Quan Scott............JMU 781/295 81/0 1157 128.6 B. Johnson-Farrell........URI 30/554 0/777 1361 123.7 Terrance West............Towson 1046/102 0/0 1148 114.8 Kevin Monangai...... Villanova 1210/94 0/14 1318 109.8 R.J. Harris...................UNH 153/1059 0/57 1269 105.8 Antonio Vaughan.........ODU -20/885 92/400 1357 104.4 Tre McBride................ W&M 62/897 0/171 1130 102.7 Nick Mayers................ODU 1/1233 76/11 1321 101.6 Nick Steriti..................UNH 921/109 0/188 1218 101.5 KICK RETURN Team Ret Albert Wilson....................GSU 29 Michael Johnson..... Delaware 23 Billy Morgan..................... URI 23 Colby Goodwyn............... ODU 23 B. Johnson-Farrell............ URI 38 PUNTING Team Punt Jonathan Plisco............... ODU 28 Matt Hubbard................. GSU 59 Drake Kuhn....................W&M 52 Mark Hamilton............Villanova 53 Jeffrey Ondish...............Maine 49 INTERCEPTIONS Team Darryl Hamilton......... Richmond Doug Howell............... Richmond Dontra Peters................. UNH Cooper Taylor............. Richmond Eric Looper..................Villanova Joe Sarnese.................Villanova

Int 5 5 4 4 4 4

Yds 751 593 509 486 777

TD 1 1 0 0 0

Avg 25.9 25.8 22.1 21.1 20.4

Yds 1261 2541 2203 2198 2009

Avg 45.0 43.1 42.4 41.5 41.0

Yds 83 41 -5 55 78 39

TD 0 1 0 1 2 0

TACKLES Team Solo Paul Worrilow......Delaware 57 Matt Evans....................UNH 87 Stephon Robertson.........JMU 48 Donte Dennis................Maine 38 Jerome Couplin............ W&M 53 Darius McMillan.........Richmond 33 Andrew Bose..................URI 52 Cooper Taylor............Richmond 44 Dean Marlowe...............JMU 44 Monte Gaddis..............Towson 40

Ast 50 39 53 48 38 53 34 33 38 34

Total Avg/G 107 10.7 126 10.5 101 9.2 86 8.6 91 8.3 86 7.8 86 7.8 77 7.7 82 7.5 74 7.4

SACKS Team Solo Jeff Williams.........Delaware 6 Craig Wilkins.................ODU 5 Monte Gaddis..............Towson 5 Rakim Cox................ Villanova 5 Michael Kozalakowski...Maine 5

Ast 1 3 0 1 0

Total Avg/G 6.5 0.65 6.5 0.50 5.0 0.50 5.5 0.46 5.0 0.45

Blue Hen Football The University of Delaware is one of 127 football-playing institutions classified in NCAA Football Championship Subdivision for the 2013 season. The schools represent membership brought about through a re-organization of college football in 1977. The 2013 season will be the 35th season of FCS football. The I-AA tournament between 1978 and 1980 included four teams, in 1981 it included eight teams, and was expanded to 12 teams in 1982 before reaching 16. The field was expanded to 20 in 2010, while the 2013 season will be the first year featuting a 24-team playoff. Of the 24 teams selected to play in the 2012 NCAA FCS football championship tournament, 11 will be conference champions and 13 will be designated at-large berths. The conferences receiving automatic berths are the Colonial Athletic Association, Southern, Gateway, Mid-Eastern Athletic, Patriot, Southland, Big Sky, Ohio Valley Northeast, Big South and Pioneer conferences. The tournament structure calls for the field to be seeded by the NCAA selection committee and announced on Sunday, Nov. 24.

NCAA FCS Football

Sixteen schools will play first-round games at home sites Saturday, Nov. 30, while second round games will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7. The quarterfinals will be played on Dec. 13-14, while the semifinals will be played on campus sites Dec. 20-21. The title game will be held for the third consecutive year at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas (photo below) on Saturday, Jan. 4. The title game is once again scheduled to be televised live on ESPN or ESPN2.

2012 NCAA FCS TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Past NCAA FCS National Champions

First Round Games (Nov. 24) South Dakota State 58, Eastern Illinois 10 Coastal Carolina 24, Bethune-Cookman 14 Stony Brook 20, Villanova 10 Wagner 31, Colgate 20

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Second Round Games (Dec. 1) (1) North Dakota State 28, South Dakota State 3 Wofford 23, New Hampshire 7 (5) Georgia Southern 24, Central Arkansas 16 (4) Old Dominion 63, Coastal Carolina 35 (3) Montana State 16, Stony Brook 10 Sam Houston State 18, Cal Poly 16 Illinois State 38, Appalachian State 37 (2) Eastern Washington 29, Wagner 19 Quarterfinals (Dec. 7-8) North Dakota State 14, Wofford 7 Georgia Southern 49, Old Dominion 35 Sam Houston State 34, Montana State 16 Eastern Washington 51, Illinois State 35 Semifinals (Dec. 14-15) North Dakota State 23, Georgia Southern 20 Sam Houston State 45, Eastern Washington 42 Final (Jan. 5) at Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, Tex. North Dakota State 39, Sam Houston State 13 2012 SPORTS NETWORK NATIONAL AWARDS Walter Payton Award (Player) Taylor Heinicke, QB (Old Dominion) Buck Buchanan Award (Defense) Caleb Schreibeis, DE (Montana State) Eddie Robinson Award (Coach) Craig Bohl (North Dakota State) Jerry Rice Award (Freshman) John Robertson, QB (Villanova)

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THE SPORTS NETWORK

FCS COACHES

(Final Poll)

(Final Poll)

Team (1st place) Rec. North Dakota St. (142)... 14-1 Sam Houston State.......... 11-4 Georgia Southern............ 10-4 Eastern Washington......... 11-3 Montana State................ 11-2 Old Dominion.................. 11-2 Wofford........................... 9-4 Illinois State..................... 9-4 Appalachian State............ 8-4 Central Arkansas.............. 9-3 Stony Brook.................... 10-3 Cal Poly........................... 9-3 New Hampshire................ 8-4 South Dakota State.......... 9-4 Villanova......................... 8-4 Lehigh............................ 10-1 Towson............................ 7-4 Richmond........................ 8-3

Pts. 3,550 3,386 3,183 3,143 2,949 2,859 2,673 2,289 2,229 2,166 2,158 1,930 1,839 1,537 1,354 1,346 1,147 938

19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

James Madison................ 7-4 Northern Arizona............. 8-3 Wagner............................ 9-4 Bethune-Cookman............ 9-3 Eastern Kentucky............. 8-3 Coastal Carolina............... 8-5 Colgate............................ 8-4

894 736 603 603 515 495 383

Others receiving votes: Eastern Illinois 349, Indiana State 306, Arkansas Pine-Bluff 138, Albany 120, UT Martin 102, Youngstown State 81, Harvard 56, Tennessee State 44, Samford 29, Montana 22, McNeese State 19, The Citadel 16, Penn 14, Drake 8, Sacramento State 5, Howard 5, South Carolina State 5, Southern Illinois 4, Northern Iowa 1, Maine 1.

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Team (1st place) Rec. North Dakota St. (26)..... 14-1 Sam Houston State.......... 11-4 Georgia Southern............ 12-4 Eastern Washington......... 11-3 Montana State................ 11-2 Old Dominion.................. 11-2 Wofford........................... 9-4 Appalachian State............ 8-4 Illinois State..................... 9-4 Central Arkansas.............. 9-3 Cal Poly........................... 9-3 Stony Brook.................... 10-3 New Hampshire................ 8-4 Lehigh............................ 10-1 Towson............................ 7-4 Villanova......................... 8-4 South Dakota State.......... 9-4 Richmond........................ 8-3

Pts. 650 618 579 572 539 527 496 434 408 401 378 366 334 295 235 227 222 188

19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Florida A&M Eastern Kentucky Boise State Idaho State Eastern Kentucky Southern Illinois Montana State Georgia Southern Georgia Southern Northeast Louisiana Furman Georgia Southern Georgia Southern Youngstown State Marshall Youngstown State Youngstown State Montana Marshall Youngstown State Massachusetts Georgia Southern Georgia Southern Montana Western Kentucky Delaware James Madison Appalachian State Appalachian State Appalachian State Richmond Villanova Eastern Washington North Dakota State North Dakota State

Eastern Kentucky............. 8-3 Northern Arizona............. 8-2 James Madison................ 7-4 Wagner............................ 9-4 Bethune-Cookman............ 9-3 Coastal Carolina............... 8-5 Eastern Illinois................. 7-5

163 142 111 103 89 88 75

Others receiving votes: Colgate 66, Harvard 60, Indiana State 32, Tennessee State 11, UT Martin 11, Youngstown State 9, Penn 7, The Citadel 5, Arkansas Pine-Bluff 3, Albany 3, San Diego 1, Chattanooga 1, Samford 1.

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Blue Hen Football NCAA FCS LAMBERT CUP CHAMPIONS 2012 – Old Dominion 2011 – Lehigh 2010 – DELAWARE 2009 – Villanova 2008 – Richmond 2007 – Delaware 2006 – Massachusetts 2005 – New Hampshire 2004 – James Madison 2003 – Delaware 2002 – Villanova 2001 – Lehigh 2000 – Delaware 1999 – Hofstra 1998 – Massachusetts 1997 – DELAWARE 1996 – Wm & Mary 1995 – DELAWARE 1994 – James Madison 1993 – Boston University 1992 – Villanova 1991 – DELAWARE 1990 – Wm. & Mary 1989 – Holy Cross 1988 – Holy Cross 1987 – Holy Cross 1986 – Holy Cross 1985 – Rhode Island 1984 – Rhode Island 1983 – Holy Cross 1982 – DELAWARE 1981 – Shippensburg 1980 – Lehigh 1979 – DELAWARE 1978 – Massachusetts 1977 – Lehigh 1976 – DELAWARE 1975 – Lehigh 1974 – DELAWARE Lehigh 1973 – DELAWARE 1972 – DELAWARE 1971 – DELAWARE 1970 – DELAWARE 1969 – DELAWARE Wesleyan 1968 – DELAWARE 1967 – West Chester 1966 – Gettysburg 1965 – Maine 1964 – Bucknell 1963 – DELAWARE 1962 – DELAWARE 1961 – Lehigh 1960 – Bucknell 1959 – DELAWARE 1958 – Buffalo 1957 – Lehigh

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Lambert Cup / ECAC

NCAA FCS ECAC TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS 2012 – Old Dominion 2011 – Lehigh 2010 – DELAWARE 2009 – Villanova 2008 – Richmond 2007 – DELAWARE 2006 – Massachusetts 2005 – New Hampshire 2004 – James Madison 2003 – Delaware 2002 – Villanova 2001 – Lehigh 2000 – DELAWARE 1999 – Hofstra 1998 – Massachusetts 1997 – Villanova 1996 – William & Mary 1995 – DELAWARE 1994 – New Hampshire 1993 – Boston University 1992 – DELAWARE 1991 – East Carolina 1990 – William & Mary 1989 – Holy Cross 1988 – Pennsylvania 1987 – Holy Cross 1986 – Holy Cross, Penn 1985 – Rhode Island 1984 – Rhode Island 1983 – Holy Cross 1982 – DELAWARE 1981 – DELAWARE 1980 – Lehigh 1979 – Lehigh, Boston U. 1978 - Massachusetts

DIVISION II ECAC TEAM OF THE YEAR WINNERS (1974-79) 1979 – DELAWARE 1978 – DELAWARE 1977 – Lehigh 1976 – DELAWARE 1975 – New Hampshire 1974 – DELAWARE

Lambert Cup

LAMBERT CUP/ MEADOWLANDS TROPHY The Lambert-Meadowlands Awards were established in 1936 by brothers Victor and Henry Lambert, two New York jewelers and college football boosters, in memory of their father, August, to recognize supremacy in Eastern college football. In 1984, the Meadowlands Sports Complex was selected to sponsor the award and continue the Lambert Award tradition. The awards territory includes eastern teams from Maine to Virginia with voting done weekly by a panel of seven regional media members. A dinner, in conjunction with the annual ECAC football awards presentations, is held each February at Giants Stadium. In NCAA Division I-AA/FCS, the University of Delaware has won or shared the Lambert Cup Award a record 20 times, including seven times in 1968-74.

2012 Final FCS Lambert Cup Poll Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Team Record Old Dominion.......................11-1 Stony Brook............................9-2 Towson...................................7-4 Richmond...............................9-3 Villanova................................8-3 New Hampshire......................8-4 Lehigh..................................10-1 Wagner..................................9-3 Colgate...................................8-4 Albany...................................9-2

ECAC TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Team of the Year Award was started in 1974 to recognize the top college football teams in the East in all four divisions. The award began for Division II and Division II teams in 1974, added Division I-A teams in 1975, and added I-AA in 1978. The award is selected from a vote of a panel of ECAC Athletic Administrators and is presented at the Eastern College Football Awards Banquet each February at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Also awarded at the banquet is the ECAC Player, Rookie, and Coach of the Year for all four levels of football. The University of Delaware has won the award 12 times in school history, more than any school currently at the NCAA FCS level. Delaware won the award four times as a Division II school (in 1974, 1976, 1978 and 1979), and eight times as a I-AA/FCS school (1981, 1982, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2003 2007 and 2010).

2012 ECAC FCS All-Stars

(Selected from a vote of ECAC member head coaches and sports information directors)

OFFENSE QB - Gavin McCarney, Colgate RB - Miguel Maysonet, Stony Brook RB - Jordan McCord, Colgate WR - Jared Harris, Bryant WR - R.J. Harris, New Hampshire WR - Kevin Norrell, Stony Brook TE - Justin Perillo, Maine TE - Kyle Juszczyk, Harvard OL - Michael Bamiro, Stony Brook OL - Chris Howley, Maine OL - Seamus O’Neill, New Hampshire OL - Earl Watford, James Madison OL - Mike Vuono, Lehigh

DEFENSE DL - Mike Catapano, Princeton DL - Sajjad Chagani, Lehigh DL - Samuel Oyekoya, Bucknell DL - Nolan Nearhoof, Robert Morris DL - Jared Smith, New Hampshire LB - Billy Boyko, Lehigh LB - Matt Evans, New Hampshire LB - Robert McCabe, Georgetown LB - Stephon Robertson, James Madison LB - Paul Worrilow, Delaware DB - AJ Cruz, Brown DB - Eric Loper, Villanova DB - Jeremy Moore, Georgetown DB - B.W. Webb, William & Mary

SPECIALISTS P - Patrick Murray, Fordham PK - Patrick Murray, Fordham RS - Kalif Raymond, Holy Cross ECAC Offensive Player of the Year RB - Miguel Maysonet, Stony Brook ECAC Defensive Player of the Year LB - Robert McCabe, Georgetown ECAC Offensive Rookie of Year QB - John Robertson, Villanova ECAC Defensive Rookie of Year LB - Jeff Williams, Delaware

Blue Hen Football

Season in Review

#15 DELAWARE West Chester

41 21

#15 DELAWARE Delaware State

38 14

Aug. 30, 2012 • Delaware Stadium (18,823)

Sept. 8, 2012 • Delaware Stadium (16,898)

NEWARK, Del. -- Quarterback Trent Hurley threw for 310 yards in his Blue Hen debut and wide receiver Michael Johnson scored twice as #15 Delaware opened the season with a victory. Facing the NCAA Division II Rams for the final time in this longtime rivalry, the Blue Hens (1-0) put up 487 total yards on offense and took advantage of four turnovers to down West Chester for the 19th straight time. The rivalry, which began in 1941 for these two schools just 25 miles apart, ends with Delaware holding a 47-6-1 advantage in the series. Hurley, a first-year transfer from Bowling Green, hit on 24 of 35 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns, including a 19-yard strike to Johnson and two scoring passes to Rob Jones. Hurley became the first Delaware signal-caller to surpass the 300-yard mark in his Delaware debut. Johnson also ran for a 19-yard touchdown, backup running back David Hayes scored on a three-yard run in the final minutes, and Sean Baner converted two field goals to lead the attack as the Hens won their eighth straight opener and improved to 10-1 in opening games under K.C. Keeler. Jones caught six passes for 101 yards, including a nine-yard bullet from Hurley in the final minute of the first half and a 63-yard bomb down the left side early in the final stanza, and surpassed the 1,000yard mark for his career. Delaware running back Andrew Pierce carried 22 times for 86 yards and became just the fourth player in UD history and the first junior to reach the 3,000-yard mark. Delaware’s defense, despite allowing 410 total yards to West Chester, including a career-high 209-yard rushing effort (most ever by a UD opponent at Delaware Stadium) from running back Rondell White, did come up with some big plays when it needed them, recovering two fumbles and intercepting two passes. Three of those turnovers set up Blue Hen scoring drives. The Rams (0-1) narrowed Delaware’s lead to 24-14 on a 10-yard pass from Sean McCartney to LaRonn Lee early in the third quarter, but that was as close as they would get as the Hens answered with a 22-yard field goal by Baner and Jones’ 63-yard touchdown haul to pull away. The Blue Hens jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead on Johnson’s two touchdowns and then built the lead to 24-7 at the half on Jones’ TD and Baner’s field goal.

NEWARK, Del. -- Redshirt freshman WR Jerel Harrison hauled in his first two career touchdown receptions, Paul Worrilow posted a career-high 18 tackles, and the Hens withstood a nearly one-hour weather delay to down Delaware State in the annual Route One Rivalry football series. The #15 Hens improved to 2-0 and remained unbeaten in four career meetings with their downstate rival Delaware State (1-1). Harrison, playing in just his second career game, hauled in touchdown passes of six yards from backup QB Tim Donnelly and 18 yards from starter Trent Hurley to lead the attack. Hurley hit on 12 of 21 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a one-yard run. Defensively, Worrilow stole the show with his career-high tackle total and earned the Nate Beasley Game Most Valuable Player Award. The award was named for the former Blue Hen All-American running back who played collegiately at both schools. Ironically, Worrilow was the only Delaware native in the starting lineup for either team. Also for the Hens, safety Ricky Tunstall galloped 91 yards for a touchdown off an interception to open the scoring late in the first quarter and send the Hens on their way. The return was the ninth longest in UD history and the longest by a Blue Hen since 2000. Delaware State outgained the Blue Hens 353-282 and had an 11-minute advantage in time of possession but could manage only an 18-yard scoring pass from QB Nick Elko to Justin Wilson late in the second quarter and a one-yard dive by Nagee Jackson in the third stanza. The Blue Hens jumped out to a 21-0 lead and took a 28-7 advantage into halftime to put the game away. Tunstall starting the scoring on his 91-yard interception dash off a tipped ball with 3:39 left in the opening quarter and Hurley started a 21-point second quarter scoring spree by hitting Michael Johnson with a nice 14-yard scoring pass across the middle three minutes into the stanza. Delaware later made it a 21-0 game on Hurley’s one-yard dive before Delaware State got on the board when Wilson capped a 66-yard drive on a catch and run touchdown reception from Elko with 3:02 left in the half. But Delaware came right back to take a 28-7 halftime lead as the Hens drove 69 yards in 11 plays for a score just 17 seconds before the break. Harrison caught his first touchdown pass of the day on a six-yard toss from Donnelly, came in when Hurley had to leave the game when his helmet was knocked off after a big hit the previous play. The half ended with a weather delay as a thunderstorm that moved into the Newark area forced the evacuation of the crowd of 16,898. After a 50-minute delay, the teams returned to play in a downpour at Delaware Stadium with about one thousand fans returning to watch.

West Chester....................0 Delaware.........................14

7 10

7 0

7 17

- -

21 41

Delaware - M. Johnson 19 pass from Hurley (Baner kick), 9:06 left (1st Quarter) Delaware - M. Johnson 19 run (Baner kick), 4:47 (1st Q) West Chester - McCartney 4 run (Leo kick), 13:05 (2nd Q) Delaware - FG Baner 37, 5:42 (2nd Q) Delaware - Jones 9 pass from Hurley (Baner kick) :43 (2nd Q) West Chester - Lee 10 pass from McCartney (Leo kick), 10:43 (3rd Q) Delaware - FG Baner 22, 12:34 (4th Q) Delaware - Jones 63 pass from Hurley (Baner kick), 11:35 (4th Q) West Chester - White 26 pass from Mattei (Leo kick), 5:25 (4th Q)

WCU TEAM STATISTICS UD 21..................................First Downs................................. 25 39-224................................ Rushes-Yards................................ 36-177 21-32-186......................................Passing..................................... 24-35-310 410.................................Total Offense................................ 487 3-37.0...................................Punts-Avg. ................................. 2-38.5 2-2.................................Fumbles-Lost................................ 0-0 8-59...............................Penalties-Yards.............................. 4-40 33:11............................Time of Possession........................... 26:49

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Rushing - WCU, Rondell White, 28-209, Sean McCartney, 5-26, Drew Loughery, 1-5, Brandon Monk, 1-2, Eddie Elliott, 1-0, Mike Mattei, 1-0, Team, 2-(-18); Delaware, Andrew Pierce, 22-86, David Hayes, 9-58, Michael Johnson, 1-19, Trent Hurley, 3-15, Team, 1-(-1); Passing - WCU, McCartney, 14-22-1-89, Mattei, 6-8-1-93, Loughery, 1-2-0-4; Delaware, Hurley, 24-35-3-310; Receiving - WCU, White, 7-60, LaRonn Lee, 5-61, Erick Brundidge, 3-18, Justin Curry 2-15, Jared Bonacquisti, 1-10, Jim Kelly, 1-10, Tim Keyser, 1-8, Elliott, 1-4; Delaware, Nihja White, 7-77, Rob Jones, 6-101, M. Johnson, 6-88, Stephen Clark, 3-35, Ryan Cobb, 2-9.

Delaware State................0 Delaware...........................7

7 21

7 3

0 7

- -

14 38

Delaware - Tunstall 91 interception return (Baner kick), 3:39 left (1st Quarter) Delaware - M. Johnson 14 pass from Hurley (Baner kick), 12:17 (2nd Q) Delaware - Hurley 1 run (Baner kick), 7:51 (2nd Q) DSU - Wilson 18 pass from Elko (Ward kick), 3:02 (2nd Q) Delaware - Harrison 6 pass from Donnelly (Baner kick), :17 (2nd Q) Delaware - FG Baner 20, 11:48 (3rd Q) DSU - Jackson 1 run (Ward kick), 5:04 (3rd Q) Delaware - Harrison 18 pass from Hurley (Baner kick), 3:00 (4th Q)

DSU TEAM STATISTICS UD 22..................................First Downs................................. 18 28-55................................ Rushes-Yards................................ 35-127 35-50-298......................................Passing..................................... 13-23-155 353.................................Total Offense................................ 282 4-40.2...................................Punts-Avg. ................................. 4-48.0 1-0.................................Fumbles-Lost................................ 0-0 9-81...............................Penalties-Yards.............................. 6-55 35:59............................Time of Possession........................... 24:01

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Rushing - DSU, Malcolm Williams, 16-44, Dae-Hon Cheung, 4-14, Nagee Jackson, 4-11, Lamar Shaw, 1-0, Team, 1-(-2), Nick Elko, 2-(-12); Delaware, Andrew Pierce, 22-95, Trent Hurley, 6-13, David Hayes, 4-10, Rauley Zaragoza, 1-9, M. Johnson, 1-(-1); Passing - DSU, Elko, 35-50-2-298; Delaware, Hurley, 12-21-0-149, Tim Donnelly, 1-1-6-0, Team, 0-1-0-0; Receiving - DSU, Justin Wilson, 9-93, Travis Tarpley, 7-63, Williams, 6-21, Brewton, 5-58, Langdon, 4-28, Bailey, 3-22, Cheung, 1-13; Delaware, Nick Boyle, 4-45, Jerel Harrison, 3-32, Rob Jones, 2-32, M. Johnson, 2-25, Stephen Clark, 2-21.

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#13 DELAWARE Bucknell

19 3

#12 DELAWARE William & Mary

51 21

Sept. 15, 2012 • Delaware Stadium (18,118)

Sept. 22, 2012 • Zable Stadium (10,601)

NEWARK, Del. -- Delaware stayed unbeaten thanks to a punishing defensive effort as the No. 13 ranked Blue Hens held Bucknell to a single field goal and got four of them from their own kicker Sean Baner on the way to a 19-3 non-league victory. Delaware (3-0) held Bucknell (1-1) to just 267 total yards and forced two turnovers while Baner tied his own school record and set the Delaware Stadium mark with boots from 20, 21, 32, and 41 yards. Delaware quarterback Trent Hurley put in another solid effort under center as he completed 14 of 21 passes for 161 yards and scored the Hens’ lone touchdown on an 11-yard scramble late in the third quarter that put Delaware up 16-3. He led an offense that was as balanced as could be as the Hens picked up 322 total yards, including 161 on the ground and 161 through the air. Delaware did not turn the ball over until the Hens lost a fumble late in the fourth quarter with the victory already in hand. Bucknell scored its only points on a 21-yard field goal by Sean Cobelli on the first play of the second quarter that knotted the score at 3-3. The Bison could never put another scoring drive together as they moved the ball inside the Delaware 25-yard line just once on 10 possessions. Andrew Pierce rushed for 101 yards for the Hens, posting his 16th career 100-yard effort and moving into third place on the all-time UD career rushing list with 3,216 yards. Michael Johnson led the receiving corps with five catches for 67 yards, taking over as the Hens played without their two top receivers, Nihja White and Rob Jones, who were sidelined with injuries. Baner helped the Hens take a 6-3 lead at halftime and then booted a 32-yarder to close out the Hens’ first drive of the second half and take a 9-3 lead. His 21-yarder early in the final quarter capped the scoring. Baner matched his own school record of four field goals set last season against both Old Dominion and Villanova and he extended his streak to 12 straight kicks. Hurley scored the game’s only touchdown when he capped a 71-yard drive with 4:20 left in the third quarter to up the Delaware lead to 16-3. The Hens scored on their first drive of the game as they drove 56 yards on 12 plays and capped the series on Baner’s 41-yarder. But the Bison came back with their longest drive of the day as they marched 80 yards and capped the effort on Cobelli’s 21-yard field goal. Delaware forced a turnover to set up its second score. Vince Hollerman put a hard hit on Bucknell receiver Jake Flaherty and junior DT Zach Kerr recovered at the Bucknell 10-yard line. The Hens’ drive stalled, but Baner booted a 20-yard field goal to send Delaware into halftime up 6-3. Another Baner field goal gave the Hens a 9-3 lead with a 32-yarder with 11:31 left in the third quarter and the Hens scored on their next possession on Hurley’s scrambling touchdown to up the lead to 16-3. Baner’s fourth field goal, a 21-yarder with 12:36 left, capped the scoring.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Delaware’s Colonial Athletic Association opener vs. William & Mary had a little bit of everything. A nearly 90-minute weather delay, an NCAA record 90-yard touchdown off a blocked kick, and the first touchdowns by a Blue Hen defensive lineman in over 25 years were all part of a wild evening. But most importantly, it included an easy victory for the No. 12 Blue Hens as Delaware scored early and often and overwhelmed the winless Tribe to remain unbeaten at 4-0. The Tribe fell to 0-4 for the first time since 1981, falling to the Hens for the second straight season. The win was the Blue Hens’ most lopsided in this rivalry since Rich Gannon led a 51-17 victory in the second round of the 1986 NCAA Tournament in Williamsburg. The heroes were plentiful on an evening that started out warm and pleasant, was delayed for 80 minutes due to lightning midway through the third quarter, and ended in a driving rainstorm. Travis Hawkins returned a blocked field goal attempt 90 yards for a touchdown to establish a new NCAA record, junior defensive tackle Zach Kerr returned an interception 47 yards for another score, freshman defensive end Vince Hollerman returned a fumble 45 yards for a score, Andrew Pierce rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns, and Sean Baner converted three field goals, extending his school-record tying streak to 15 straight and converting a season-long 48-yarder. Delaware scored on its first possession, jumped out to a 27-7 halftime lead thanks to the long returns by Kerr and Hawkins and a career-long 48-yard Baner field with just 38 seconds left, and put up 21 points in the third quarter after the delay to eventually go up 41-7. Hawkins’ score was set up when Laith Wallschleger blocked a 20-yard field goal attempt by Drake Kuhn. Two of the scores were set up on big hits as Quincy Barr drilled William & Mary QB Raphael Ortiz while he was throwing and the ball landed into Kerr’s hand for the easy score. Later, Hollerman picked up an Ortiz fumble after the Tribe quarterback was sacked hard by Delaware’s Paul Worrilow.

Bucknell.............................0 Delaware...........................3

3 3

0 10

0 3

- -

3 19

Delaware - FG Baner 41, 6:38 left (1st Q) Bucknell - FG Cobelli 21, 14:56 (2nd Q) Delaware - FG Baner 20, 8:11 (2nd Q) Delaware - FG Baner 32, 11:31 (3rd Q) Delaware - Hurley 11 run (Baner kick), 4:20 (3rd Q) Delaware - FG Baner 21, 12:36 (4th Q)

BU TEAM STATISTICS UD 17..................................First Downs................................. 20 24-70................................ Rushes-Yards................................ 49-161 21-37-1......................................Passing..................................... 14-21-0 267.................................Total Offense................................ 322 5-38.0...................................Punts-Avg. ................................. 3-30.7 2-1.................................Fumbles-Lost................................ 1-1 7-45...............................Penalties-Yards.............................. 5-45 28:10............................Time of Possession........................... 31:50

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Rushing: Bucknell, Jeremiah Young, 11-44, Brandon Wesley, 9-14, Charles Thompson, 1-11, Victor Walker, 1-1, Justin Shangold, 2-0; Delaware, Andrew Pierce, 22-101; Trent Hurley, 14-28, David Hayes, 11-20, Michael Johnson, 1-13; Team, 1-(1); Passing: Bucknell, Wesley, 21-37-1-197; Delaware, Hurley, 14-21-0-161; Receiving: Bucknell, Walker, 6-74, Young, 4-42, Nick Gatto, 3-30, Jake Flaherty, 3-25, Josh Lebo, 2-14, Thompson, 2-10, Josh Brake, 1-2; Delaware, Johnson, 5-67, Mike Milburn, 2-26, Jerel Harrison, 2-22, Ryan Cobb, 2-13, Stephen Clark, 1-20, Malcolm Bush, 1-9, Pierce, 1-4.

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17 7

21 7

3 7

- -

51 21

Delaware - FG Baner 20, 6:37 left (1st Q) Delaware - Kerr 47 interception return (Baner kick), 4:00 (1st Q) Delaware - Hurley 1 run (Baner kick) 11:17 (2nd Q) Delaware - Hawkins 90 return off blocked kick (Baner kick), 8:10 (2nd Q) W&M - Ortiz 2 run (Kuhn kick), 3:26 (2nd Q) Delaware - FG Baner 48, :38 (2nd Q) Delaware - Pierce 23 run (Baner kick), 13:12 (3rd Q) Delaware - Pierce 4 run (Baner kick), 3:23 (3rd Q) Delaware - Hollerman 45 fumble return (Baner kick), 2:04 (3rd Q) W&M - Laws 8 run (Kuhn kick), 1:07 (3rd Q) Delaware - FG Baner 20, 10:17 (4th Q) W&M - Webb 91 punt return (Kuhn kick), 6:15 (4th Q)

W&M TEAM STATISTICS UD 17..................................First Downs................................. 22 28-94................................ Rushes-Yards................................ 47-225 17-37-268......................................Passing..................................... 13-23-134 362.................................Total Offense................................ 359 5-44.2...................................Punts-Avg. ................................. 5-40.0 4-3.................................Fumbles-Lost................................ 1-0 3-20...............................Penalties-Yards.............................. 3-25 24:41............................Time of Possession........................... 35:19

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Rushing: Delaware, Andrew Pierce, 21-112, Julian Laing, 13-67, Trent Hurley, 5-34, David Hayes, 4-25, Team, 3-(-3), Tim Donnelly, 1-(10); William & Mary, Keith McBride, 1043, Darnell Laws, 4-31, Raphael Ortiz, 12-18, Tre McBride, 1-8, Michael Graham, 1-(-6); Passing, Hurley, 12-22-0-131, Donnelly, 1-1-0-3; William & Mary, Ortiz, 16-30-1-262, Graham, 1-7-0-6; Receiving, Delaware, Nihja White, 4-37, Michael Johnson, 3-37, Nick Boyle, 2-14, Ryan Cobb, 1-22, Jerel Harrison, 1-16, Stephen Clark, 1-5, Andrew Opoku, 1-3; William & Mary, T. McBride, 7-137, Ryan Moody 3-83, Bo Revell, 2-22, K. McBride, 2-2, Mikal Abdul-Saboor, 1-12, Laws, 16, C.J. Thomas, 1-6.

Blue Hen Football

Season in Review

#20 New Hampshire #8 Delaware

34 14

Maine #16 DELAWARE

26 3

Sept. 29, 2012 • Cowell Stadium (7,058)

Oct. 6, 2012 • Delaware Stadium (21,506)

DURHAM, N.H. -- It was a tale of two halves for the unbeaten Delaware football team. Unfortunately, the second stanza was a forgettable one for the No. 8 Blue Hens on a gray day. After holding the high-powered New Hampshire offense scoreless and to just 63 total yards in the first half, the Hens never contained the Wildcats in the second stanza and dropped their first game of the season. No. 20 New Hampshire (3-2, 1-1 CAA) scored on each of its first six possessions of the second half while holding Delaware to only 107 second half yards. Delaware (4-1, 1-1 CAA), which had a seven-game win streak snapped, jumped out to a 7-0 lead at halftime but couldn’t reach the end zone again until Trent Hurley hit Mike Milburn on a 26-yard scoring pass in the final minute of play. Delaware had accumulated just 30 yards in the second half before completing that final 77-yard scoring drive. Elusive New Hampshire QB Andy Vailas completed 23 of 36 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns, connecting with WR R.J. Harris on scoring throws of 7 and 32 yards. Vailas also scored a touchdown, Jimmy Owens romped 60 yard for another score, and Mike MacArthur booted two field goals. Hurley, who put the Hens on the board with a one-yard burst with 1:05 left in the first quarter, completed 18 of 27 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown but was intercepted twice in the second half - both times by Dontra Peters - with both leading to Wildcat scores. New Hampshire, which entered the game averaging 37.2 points and 486.5 yards per game, scored on its first six possessions of the second half, putting together consecutive drives that covered 72, 77, 67, and 85 yards. The Wildcats piled up 472 total yards on the day. Delaware opened the scoring late in the first half when the Hens drove 66 yards in 6:27, using a key fourth down conversion by Pierce to set up Hurley’s one-yard scoring burst. The Hens had several chances to extend the lead, but a long Hurley pass slipped out of the hands of Nihja White in the end zone and Sean Baner misfired on a 42-yard field goal attempt with nine seconds left before halftime. The miss snapped Baner’s UD record tying streak of 15 straight successful attempts. Delaware received the opening kickoff of the second half but managed to gain just 15 yards on five plays and had to punt the ball away. New Hampshire then set the tone for the rest of game, driving 72 yards on eight plays and tying the game at 7-7 on a seven-yard scoring pass from Vailas to Harris. After the next UD drive netted just 24 yards, the Wildcats came back with a 77-yard march and took the lead for good on a one-yard dive by Vailas with 5:08 left in the third quarter. It marked the first time all season that Delaware had trailed in a game.

NEWARK, Del. -- The Delaware offense was held in check all afternoon as the Blue Hens managed just 224 total yards and were sacked nine times in a CAA setback to Maine. The No. 16 Blue Hens (4-2, 1-2 CAA), who were limited to only a first quarter Sean Baner field goal, lost their second straight game. Maine (2-3, 1-1 CAA) snapped a two-game losing streak. Delaware, which had a four-game home streak snapped, was held without a touchdown for the first time since a 20-8 setback to James Madison at Delaware Stadium back in 2009. A bright spot on the day for the Blue Hens was junior running back Julian Laing, who carried 18 times for a team-high 74 yards and caught five passes for 51 yards in his first career start. Laing, the Hens’ No. 3 back, saw extensive action with Andrew Pierce limited due to a hamstring injury and top back David Hayes out with a foot injury. Pierce was injured in practice two days earlier and carried the ball just twice for 10 yards. Maine sacked Delaware quarterback Trent Hurley nine times, tying the all-time UD mark for sacks allowed in a game set by Villanova in 2009. Maine defensive end Michael Cole collected five of them for 41 yards before leaving the game late with an injury. Linebacker Donte Dennis added a team-high 11 tackles and recovered two fumbles for Maine, both inside the Delaware 10-yard line. Black Bear quarterback Marcus Wasilewski completed 12 of 18 passes for 176 yards and three touchdowns, two of them to Damarr Aultman. Delaware linebacker Jeff Williams recorded a team-high 11 tackles while Paul Worrilow and Tim Breaker each made six stops. Hurley hit on 22 of 35 passes for 177 yards with Mike Milburn hauling in a career-high six passes for 60 yards in his first career start. Baner accounted for the Blue Hens’ only points as he capped a 65-yard drive in the first half with a 27-yard field goal to cut the Maine lead to 7-3 after one stanza. The Black Bears went on to lead 16-3 at the break and added a 16-yard scoring pass from Wasilewski to Maurice McDonald and a 34-yard field goal by Sean Decloux in the second half. Maine, which defeated the Hens for the second straight year but won for just the fifth time in 18 visits to Delaware Stadium, struck early. The Black Bears took the opening kickoff and moved 75 yards on eight plays and went up 7-0 when Wasilewski hit Aultman in the flat and the sophomore receiver broke a tackle to score from 22 yards out. Maine became the first team to score a point against Delaware in the first quarter all season by scoring on its first drive of the game. Delaware came right back to get on the board as the Hens moved 65 yards on 12 plays with Baner capping the drive with a 27-yard field goal. Baner, who entered the game leading the nation in field goals made, converted his 11th field goal in 12 tries this season.

Delaware...........................7 New Hampshire................0

0 0

0 14

7 20

- -

14 34

Delaware - Hurley 1 run (Baner kick), 1:05 (1st Quarter) UNH - Harris 31 pass from Vailas (MacArthur kick), 11:02 (3rd Q) UNH - Vailas 1 run (MacArthur kick), 5:08 (3rd Q) UNH - Harris 7 pass from Vailas (MacArthur kick), 14:50 (4th Q) UNH - FG MacArthur 23, 8:16 (4th Q) UNH - FG MacArthur 28, 4:54 (4th Q) UNH - Owens 60 run (MacArthur kick), 3:52 (4th Q) Delaware - Milburn 26 pass from Hurley (Baner kick), :34 (4th Q)

UNH TEAM STATISTICS UD 19..................................First Downs................................. 17 35-157................................ Rushes-Yards................................ 41-94 23-36-0......................................Passing..................................... 18-27-2 315.................................Total Offense................................ 234 4-36.0...................................Punts-Avg. ................................. 7-35.3 0-0.................................Fumbles-Lost................................ 0-0 8-52...............................Penalties-Yards.............................. 3-17 27:48............................Time of Possession........................... 32:12

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Rushing: Delaware, Andrew Pierce, 18-82, David Hayes, 8-25, Michael Johnson, 1-8, Stephen Clark, 2-8, Trent Hurley, 12-(-29); UNH, Jimmy Owens, 4-72, Andy Vailas, 14-36, R.J. Harris, 2-21, Nivo Steriti, 10-18, Chris Setian, 3-13, Team, 2-(-3); Passing: Delaware, Hurley, 18-27-2-140; UNH, Vailas, 23-36-0-315; Receiving: Delaware, Nihja White, 5-41, S. Clark, 5-24, M. Johnson, 4-39, Mike Milburn, 2-32, Hayes, 1-3, Nick Boyle, 1-1; UNH, Harris, 7-129, Joey Orlando, 6-74, Steriti, 3-37, Setian, 3-18, Justin Mello, 2-31, Harold Spears, 2-26.

Maine.................................7 Delaware...........................3

9 0

7 0

3 0

- -

26 3

Maine - Aultman 22 pass from Wasilewski (Decloux kick), 10:47 left (1st Quarter) Delaware - FG Baner 27, 6:08 (1st Q) Maine - Team Safety, 6:39 (2nd Q) Maine - Aultman 50 pass from Wasilewski (Decloux kick), 5:50 (2nd Q) Maine - McDonald 16 pass from Wasilewski (Decloux kick), 10:14 (3rd Q) Maine - FG Decloux 34, 6:32 (4th Q)

UM TEAM STATISTICS UD 15..................................First Downs................................. 20 35-155................................ Rushes-Yards................................ 47-47 12-18-176......................................Passing..................................... 22-35-177 331.................................Total Offense................................ 224 4-43.5...................................Punts-Avg. ................................. 7-39.1 2-1.................................Fumbles-Lost................................ 4-2 6-65...............................Penalties-Yards.............................. 5-65 25:51............................Time of Possession........................... 34:09

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Rushing: Maine, David Hood, 14-103, Rickey Stevens, 13-67, Maurice McDonald, 1-11, Marcus Wasilewski, 3-(-3), Derrick Johnson, 3-(-13); Delaware, Julian Laing, 18-74, Andrew Pierce, 2-10, Trent Hurley, 22-1; Michael Johnson, 1-(-1), Trevor Sasek, 2-(-2), Team, 2-(-35); Passing: Maine, Wasilewski, 12-18-0-176; Delaware, Hurley, 22-35-0-177; Receiving: Maine, D. Johnson, 6-73, Damarr Aultman, 3-81, Maurice McDonald, 1-16, Justin Perillo, 1-5, Hood, 1-1; Delaware, Mike Milburn, 6-60, Laing, 5-51, Nihja White, 4-28, M. Johnson, 3-18, Jerel Harrison, 2-10, Nick Boyle, 1-6, Matt Rodriguez, 1-4.

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#25 DELAWARE Rhode Island

47 24

#6 Old Dominion #20 DELAWARE

31 26

Oct. 20, 2012 • Delaware Stadium (18,672)

Oct. 27, 2012 • Ballard Stadium (20,068)

NEWARK, Del. -- After two consecutive losses followed by a bye week, the No. 25 ranked University of Delaware needed a win in a big way. And that’s exactly what the Blue Hens got as they treated a Homecoming crowd to a solid offensive performance in a CAA victory. Senior QB Tim Donnelly, making his first start of the season due to an injury to starter Trent Hurley, hit on 19 of 27 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score and running back Andrew Pierce bounced back from a hamstring injury to rush for a season-high 141 yards and score three touchdowns to lead the way. Delaware (5-2, 2-2 CAA) piled up season-highs of 268 yards rushing and 471 total yards and surpassed the 40-point mark for the third time this season. Rhode Island (0-7, 0-4 CAA) lost for the ninth straight time since last season but did post a season-high 24 points after entering the game ranked last in the nation in scoring offense at 7.5 points per game. Delaware’s defense, playing without All-American linebacker Paul Worrilow who was out with a knee injury, allowed a season-low 271 total yards, including just 43 yards on the ground on 23 carries, and stopped the Rams on 9 of 12 third downs. UD linebacker Patrick Callaway led the defense with a team-high nine tackles and recovered a fumble that led to a first half touchdown. After Rhode Island scored on its first drive of the day to take a 7-0 lead just under three minutes into the game, the Hens responded with 33 unanswered points to take and cruise to their 19th win in their last 22 games at Delaware Stadium since 2009. The Rams’ first quarter touchdown was only the second scored against Delaware in the first quarter this season. UD kicker Sean Baner accounted for nine points on the day, converting a 27-yard field goal in the first quarter, and six extra points. He extended his consecutive PAT made streak to 54 to break the Delaware record of 53 set by All-American Jon Striefsky in 2007. Senior wide receiver Nihja White hauled in seven passes for 68 yards and caught a pass for the 38th straight game, tying the Delaware record for consecutive games with a reception by former All-American Eddie Conti in 1996-98.

NORFOLK, Va. -- No. 20 Delaware gave No. 6 Old Dominion all it could handle in the team’s CAA battle at rainy Ballard Stadium, but the Hens could never get the big play they needed in the second half and suffered the five-point setback at the hands of the Monarchs. The Hens (5-3, 2-3 CAA) took the lead late in the second quarter, but Old Dominion (7-1, 4-1 CAA) took it right back at the end of the half and stayed just in front of Delaware the rest of the way. Old Dominion QB Taylor Heinicke, who earlier this year threw for an NCAA FCS record 730 yards in a win over New Hampshire, had another big game with his arm, completing 36 of 45 passes for 375 yards, but did the job with his feet this time as he scored three times, including a one-yard scamper with just 14 seconds left before halftime that put the Monarchs up for good at 21-17. Nick Mayers caught 11 passes for 131 yards while Tyree Lee ran for 128 yards and a touchdown. Delaware cut the lead to 28-26 on a 13-yard scoring toss from Trent Hurley to Nihja White with 12:21 left to play and the Hens had appeared to have tied the game when the two hooked up again for the twopoint conversion. But the conversion was waived off due to a procedure penalty and the Hens could never gain a share of the lead. A 29-yard field goal by ODU’s Jarod Brown with 1:17 left gave ODU some breathing room and the Monarchs clinched the win when Devon Simmons intercepted Hurley with 57 seconds left to play. Hurley, who made a valiant return after missing the win over Rhode Island last week with a lingering foot injury, completed 12 of 20 passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns. Hurley was sporting a swollen eye following the game after being poked in the second half. Delaware also played most of the second half without running back Andrew Pierce (72 yards) who suffered a knee injury early in the third stanza and never returned. His backup, Julian Laing, ran well with 64 yards on 10 attempts. The Monarchs, who entered the game leading the NCAA in scoring offense with 46.6 points per game, piled up 499 yards on the day, the most allowed by the Blue Hen defense all season. Delaware’s defense did force two turnovers as Tim Breaker’s hard hit on Mayers midway through the first quarter set up a nine-yard scoring pass from Blue Hen backup Tim Donnelly to Michael Johnson to give the Hens a 7-0 lead with 7:06 left in the opening stanza. Donnelly, who led the Hens to the 47-24 win over Rhode Island a week earlier, had entered the game for one play after Hurley’s helmet was knocked off. Johnson made a spectacular grab, going up high and pulling down the ball with one hand. Donnelly later spelled Hurley while the UD starter was out with the eye injury.

Rhode Island.....................7 Delaware.........................12

0 14

3 7

14 14

- -

24 47

URI - Jackson 6 pass from Bentsen (Smith kick), 12:25 left (1st Quarter) Delaware - FG Baner 27, 4:43 (1st Q) Delaware - Donnelly 5 run (Baner kick), :49 (1st Q) Delaware - Team Safety, :39 (1st Q) Delaware - Pierce 6 run (Baner kick), 10:51 (2nd Q) Delaware - Pierce 5 pass from Donnelly (Baner kick), :39 (2nd Q) Delaware - Sasek 2 run (Baner kick), 10:33 (3rd Q) URI - FG Smith 38, 5:10 (3rd Q) URI - Johnson-Farrell 7 pass from Bentsen (Smith kick), 14:30 (4th Q) Delaware - Pierce 14 run (Baner kick), 9:54 (4th Q) Delaware - Laing 13 run (Baner kick), 3:57 (4th Q) URI - Johnson-Farrell 11 pass from Fenyak (Smith kick), :37 (4th Q)

URI TEAM STATISTICS UD 18..................................First Downs................................. 24 23-43................................ Rushes-Yards................................ 41-268 26-39-228......................................Passing..................................... 21-29-203 271.................................Total Offense................................ 471 6-36.5...................................Punts-Avg. ................................. 4-40.5 1-1.................................Fumbles-Lost................................ 3-1 5-50...............................Penalties-Yards.............................. 7-82 29:41............................Time of Possession........................... 30:19

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Rushing: Rhode Island, Jordan Sebastian, 7-28, Assani Mudimbi, 4-18, Robbie Delgado, 5-10, Bob Bentsen, 4-(-5), Brandon Johnson-Farrel, 3-(-8); Delaware, Andrew Pierce, 18-141, Julian Laing, 10-62, Nihja White, 1-36, Trevor Sasek, 3-26, Tim Donnelly, 4-6, Michael Johnson, 4-(-1), Team, 1-(-2); Passing - URI, Bentsen, 19-27-0-167, Danny Fenyak, 7-12-0-61; Delaware, Donnelly, 19-27-0-191, Sasek, 2-2-0-12; Receiving - URI, Johnson-Farrell, 8-91, Joe Migliarese, 6-60, Robbie Jackson, 4-31, Billy Morgan, 4-23, Sebastian, 2-7, Mudimbi, 1-13, Theo Russell, 1-3; Delaware, White, 7-68, Mike Milburn, 3-69, Stephen Clark, 3-29, Nick Boyle, 3-24, Pierce, 3-5, Johnson, 2-8.

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Delaware...........................7 Old Dominion....................7

10 14

3 7

6 3

- -

26 31

Delaware - Michael Johnson 9 pass from Tim Donnelly (Sean Baner kick), 7:06 left (1st Quarter) ODU - Taylor Heinicke 22 run (Jarod Brown kick), 3:34 (1st Q) Delaware - Mike Milburn 16 pass from Trent Hurley (Sean Baner kick), 14:15 (2nd Q) ODU - Taylor Heinicke 1 run (Jarod Brown kick), 9:08 (2nd Q) Delaware - FG Baner 27, 3:44 (2nd Q) ODU - Taylor Heinicke 1 run (Jarod Brown kick), :14 (2nd Q) ODU - Tyree Lee 9 run (Jarod Brown kick), 6:50 (3rd Q) Delaware - FG Sean Baner 28, 3:22 (3rd Q) Delaware - Nihja White 13 pass from Trent Hurley (Hurley run failed), 12:21 (4th Q) ODU - FG Jarod Brown 29, 1:17 (4th Q)

ODU TEAM STATISTICS UD 23..................................First Downs................................. 21 38-124................................ Rushes-Yards................................ 38-160 36-45-375......................................Passing..................................... 15-26-210 499.................................Total Offense................................ 370 3-48.7...................................Punts-Avg. ................................. 4-37.2 2-1.................................Fumbles-Lost................................ 1-0 8-80...............................Penalties-Yards.............................. 4-20 30:29............................Time of Possession........................... 29:31

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Rushing: Delaware, Andrew Pierce, 12-72, Julian Laing, 10-64, Trent Hurley, 13-47, Tim Donnelly, 1-(-8), Team, 1-(-15); ODU, Tyree Lee, 21-128, Angus Harper, 4-16, Taylor Heinicke, 11-(-9), Team, 2-(-11); Passing: Delaware, Hurley, 12-20-1-134, Donnelly, 3-6-0-76; ODU, Heinicke, 36-45-1-375; Receiving: Delaware, Michael Johnson, 5-36, Nihja White, 3-80, Stephen Clark, 3-43, Mike Milburn, 2-38, Ryan Cobb, 1-7, Pierce, 1-6; ODU, Nick Mayers, 11-131, Blair Roberts, 6-52, Larry Pinkard, 5-75, Antonio Vaughan, 5-42, Jakwail Bailey, 4-48, Harper, 4-24, Lee, 1-3.

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#19 Towson #23 DELAWARE

34 27 (OT)

#20 Richmond #rv DELAWARE

23 17

Nov. 3, 2012 • Delaware Stadium (16,252)

Nov. 10, 2012 • Robins Stadium (8,700)

NEWARK, Del. -- For the second straight week, the Blue Hens could not come up with the big play when they needed it and dropped their second straight Top 20 Colonial Athletic Association battle in a 3427 overtime setback to rival Towson. No. 23 Delaware (5-4, 2-4 CAA) rallied to send the game into overtime when kicker Sean Baner nailed a 40-yard field goal into the wind with just two seconds left in regulation, completing a drive that saw the Hens go 42 yards in just five plays to set up the tying kick. But No. 19 Towson came out on top in the extra session as Terrance West scored on a three-yard run on the first possession of overtime and the Tigers defense held Delaware on downs, clinching the win when Jordan Love intercepted a Trent Hurley pass on the Towson one-yard line. Delaware (5-4, 2-4 CAA) fell for the fourth time in five games. Towson (5-4, 4-2 CAA), the defending CAA champion, ended a personal five-game losing streak to Delaware. Hurley was impressive all afternoon at the helm for the Blue Hens as he completed 25 of 34 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns with Nihja White grabbing eight passes for 85 yards and surpassing the 2,000-yard receiving mark for his career. The Blue Hens played without running back Andrew Pierce, who suffered a knee injury in the Old Dominion game. Towson got a big day from its quarterback as well as Grant Enders clicked on 21 of 26 passes for 187 yards and two scores, both to Emmanuel Holder. West finished the day with 113 yards rushing. Delaware outgained the Tigers in total offense by a 395-361 margin, but Towson converted all four of its fourth down conversion attempts and held a 15-minute advantage in time of possession fueled by a 16-play, 75-yard drive that consumed nearly nine minutes to open the second half. The team traded scores until the third quarter as Towson went up on a two-yard run by Dominique Booker with 2:31 left in the opening stanza followed by the Hens getting on the board on a 19-yard scoring strike from Hurley to Harrison. Towson answered on a 25-yard scoring pass from Enders to Holder with 57 seconds left in the opening half. But Delaware came right back and took the momentum into halftime as Baner nailed a 47-yard field goal with the wind at his back with just seconds left to pull the Hens to within 14-10.

RICHMOND, Va. -- The theme was all too familiar for the University of Delaware football team in its Colonial Athletic Association loss to Richmond. After battling to the end against a nationally-ranked opponent, the Hens came up short once again as No. 20 Richmond (7-3, 5-2 CAA) held off Delaware for its third straight win. Delaware (5-5, 2-5 CAA) fell behind 20-7 at halftime before battling back to put itself in a position to win, but couldn’t finish it off as Trent Hurley’s floating pass on the final play of the game was intercepted in the end zone by Richmond safety Connor Taylor. The Hens had battled back thanks to a 77-yard interception return for a touchdown by senior Ricky Tunstall with 11:30 left to play and a 42-yard field goal by Sean Baner with 3:05 remaining. Delaware had one last chance to pull out the win as the Hens gained possession at the 50-yard line with 30 seconds left. Hurley completed passes to Michael Johnson and Jerel Harrison to put the ball at the 27yard line, but he came under pressure on fourth down and his floating pass into the end zone was picked off to end the game. Spider quarterback Michael Strauss completed 25 of 41 passes for 267 passes while Kendall Gaskins ran for 83 yards and two touchdowns and kicker Remington Hinshaw booted field goals of 25, 37, and 23 yards. His 23-yarder with 6:09 left gave Richmond a 23-14 lead. Turnovers were the downfall for the Blue Hens as they committed a season-high five of them and also had a punt blocked. Hurley completed 23 of 44 passes for 265 yards but was intercepted four times. Julian Laing rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown and Nihja White caught seven passes for 88 yards. Richmond, which entered the game ranked 12th in the nation in scoring at 35.7 point per game, was held to its lowest point total since a season-opening 43-19 loss to the University of Virginia. Both teams had 20 first downs while Richmond had 342 total yards, just seven more than Delaware. Richmond, which came into the game ranked No. 1 in the nation by allowing just one sack all season, was sacked three times by Delaware. The Spiders jumped out to a quick 17-0 lead as they drove with ease on the first possession of the game, going 75 yards on 14 plays capped by an eight-yard run by Gaskins. A 53-yard return on an interception by Darryl Hamilton set up a 25-yard field by Hinshaw late in the first quarter for a 10-0 lead and Gaskins scored again, this time from six yards out, to give Richmond a 17-0 advantage with 12:06 left in the half. Delaware finally got on the board midway through the first half as the Hens marched 75 yards capped by Laing’s two-yard dive into the end zone with 8:52 left in the second quarter to cut the host’s lead to 17-7.

Towson..............................7 Delaware...........................0

7 10

6 7

7 10

7 0

- -

34 27

Towson - Booker 2 pass from Enders (Soven kick) 2:31 left (1st Quarter) Delaware - Harrison 19 pass from Hurley (Baner kick), 7:15 (2nd Q) Towson - Holder 25 pass from Enders (Soven kick0, :57 (2nd Q) Delaware - FG Baner, 47, :06 (2nd Q) Towson - West 1 run (Soven kick failed), 6:18 (3rd Q) Delaware - M. Johnson 25 pass from Hurley (Baner kick), 3:24 (3rd Q) Delaware - Laing 4 run (Baner kick), 14:21 (4th Q) Towson - Holder 2 pass from Enders (Soven kick), :44 (4th Q) Delaware - FG Baner, 40, :02 (4th Q) Towson - West 3 run (Soven kick) (OT)

TU TEAM STATISTICS UD 22..................................First Downs................................. 21 51-174................................ Rushes-Yards................................ 26-86 21-26-187......................................Passing..................................... 25-36-309 361.................................Total Offense................................ 395 5-39.2...................................Punts-Avg. ................................. 3-42.7 1-0.................................Fumbles-Lost................................ 0-0 6-57...............................Penalties-Yards.............................. 5-67 37:27............................Time of Possession........................... 22:33

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Rushing: Towson, Terrance West, 30-113, Grant Enders, 15-41, Dominique Booker, 4-13, Sterlin Phifer, 1-6, Clayton Minott, 1-1; Delaware, Julian Laing, 14-59, Trent Hurley, 10-25, Leon Jackson, 2-2; Passing - Towson, Enders, 21-26-0-187; Delaware, Hurley, 25-34-1-309; Team, 0-2-0; Receiving - Towson, Tom Ryan, 8-67, Gerrard Sheppard, 5-32, Emmanuel Holder, 3-36, Spencer Wilkins, 2-13, Dominique Booker, 1-23, Cory Kirby 1-13, Alex Blake, 1-3; Delaware, Nihja White, 8-85, Nick Boyle, 5-63, Jerel Harrison, 4-57, Stephen Clark, 3-34, Michael Johnson, 2-34, Mike Milburn, 2-27, Laing, 1-9.

Delaware...........................0 Richmond.........................10

7 7

0 3

10 3

- -

17 23

Richmond - Kendall Gaskins 8 run (Remington Hinshaw kick), 10:02 (1st Quarter) Richmond - FG 25 Remington Hinshaw, 4:15 (1st Q) Richmond - Kendall Gaskins 6 run (Remington Hinshaw kick), 12:06 (2nd Q) Delaware - Julian Laing 2 run (Sean Baner kick), 8:52 (2nd Q) Richmond - FG Remington Hinshaw 37, 2:28 (3rd Q) Delaware - Ricky Tunstall 77 interception return (Sean Baner kick), 11:30 (4th Q) Richmond - FG 23 Remington Hinshaw, 6:09 (4th Q) Delaware - FG Sean Baner 42, 3:05 (4th Q)

UR TEAM STATISTICS UD 20..................................First Downs................................. 20 26-70................................ Rushes-Yards................................ 37-75 23-44-265......................................Passing..................................... 25-41-267 335.................................Total Offense................................ 342 4-30.0...................................Punts-Avg. ................................. 6-45.2 1-1.................................Fumbles-Lost................................ 1-0 4-45...............................Penalties-Yards.............................. 9-78 26:27............................Time of Possession........................... 33:33

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Rushing: Delaware, Julian Laing, 17-56, Trent Hurley, 9-14; Richmond, Kendall Gaskins, 27-83, Ben Edwards, 4-5, Jacobi Green, 1-2, Michael Strauss, 5-(-15); Passing: Delaware, Hurley, 23-44-4-265; Richmond, Strauss, 25-41-1-267; Receiving: Delaware, Nihja White, 7-88, Mike Milburn, 6-92, Michael Johnson, 5-41, Nick Boyle, 2-15, Jerel Harrison, 1-11, Stephen Clark, 1-11, Ryan Cobb, 1-7; Richmond, Edwards, 7-57, Stephen Barnette, 6-58, Rashad Ponder, 5-84, Sam Roller, 2-31, Kevin Finney, 2-23, Gaskins 2-8, Reggie Diggs, 1-6.

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#16 Villanova DELAWARE

41 10

2013 Spring Game Blue 38, White 6

Nov. 17, 2012 • Delaware Stadium (19,523)

May 5, 2013 • Delaware Stadium (2,000)

NEWARK, Del. -- A frustrating 2012 season for the Blue Hens ended on a down not as No. 16 Villanova scored 27 unanswered points in the second half and rolled to a 41-10 victory over Delaware. Delaware trailed just 14-10 at halftime and was down by a single touchdown heading into the fourth quarter before Villanova put the game away on an 11-yard by QB John Robertson and two interception returns for touchdowns over the final four minutes. The Blue Hens managed their only points on a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Michael Johnson just four minutes into the game and on a 30-yard field goal by Sean Baner 4:17 before halftime. The field goal was Baner’s 18th of the season, just three shy of the UD single season mark. The Blue Hens could not contain the Villanova running game, which picked up 305 yards on the day, surpassing that mark for the fourth time in the last five games and for the fifth time overall this season. CAA rushing leader Kevin Monangai picked up 146 yards and scored a touchdown while Robertson, a strong candidate for CAA Rookie of the Year honors, ran for 134 yards and a touchdown and completed 15 of 21 passes for 193 yards and another score. Delaware managed just 283 total yards on the day as the Hens were held to 84 yards rushing and 199 yards through the air. QB Trent Hurley completed 23 of 35 passes for 188 yards but was intercepted three times and sacked three times. Julian Laing led the UD running game with 75 yards while Nihja White completed his outstanding Delaware career with career-high 12 catches for 88 yards. He finished the season with 57 catches and became the first player in UD history to reach the 50-reception mark in three seasons. Senior LB Paul Worrilow closed out his career with a team-high 12 tackles while sophomore LB Patrick Callaway (bottom right) recorded 10 tackles. Villanova piled up 498 total yards, the second highest mark against the Hens this season, but it was the Wildcat defense that assured the win. Wildcats kicker Mark Hamilton booted field goals of 28 yards midway through the third quarter and 37 yards just two minutes into the final stanza to up the lead to 20-10. Delaware was driving early in the fourth quarter but Ronnie Akins intercepted Hurley in the end zone with 7:13 left to play and the Wildcats followed with an 80-yard drive capped by Robertson’s 11-yard scoring run with 5:13 left to push the advantage to 27-10. Akins struck again when he returned an interception 45 yards for a score with 3:47 left to play and two minutes later Eric Loper sealed the win with a 42-yard interception return for a score.

NEWARK, Del. -- WR Rob Jones and RB Julian Laing stole the show as they catapulted the Blue team to a 38-6 victory over the White team during the annual Blue-White Spring Scrimmage at Delaware Stadium. The annual game closed a month of spring practice under new head coach Dave Brock. The Blue team included the first team offense and first team defense while the White team featured the second team on both sides of the ball. The game consisted of two 12-minute quarters and one 25-minute quarter with a running clocks. Jones, who missed most of the 2012 season with a knee injury, closed out an outstanding spring as he threw a 70-yard scoring strike to Mike Milburn to open the scoring for the Blue team and then caught a 40-yard scoring pass from QB Trevor Sasek. Laing rushed 17 times for 153 yards and scored on runs of 12 yards and one yard, while Pierce added 67 yards on nine carries and scored on a one-yard dive. Sasek hit on 9 of 13 passes for 142 yards. For the White team, QB Justin Burns completed 9 of 20 passes for 128 yards with sophomore Rickey Bell hauling in three passes for 68 yards. RB Brandon Favro notched his team’s only points when he scored on a one-yard dive early in the second period. After the White team jumped out to the 6-0 lead, it was all Blue from there starting with Jones’ scoring bomb to Milburn. Jones took the handoff on the end around, stopped, a fired a spiral to a wide-open Milburn who sprinted down the right sideline untouched for the Blue team’s initial points. Blue kicker Brandon Tuozzolo followed with a 30-yard field goal that was set up when LB Eric Patton caused a fumble at the White 30-yard line. Pierce added a one-yard dive to give the Blue team a 17-6 lead after two periods before three more touchdowns in the third period, including two touchdown runs by Laing and a 40-yard scoring pass from Sasek to Jones, put the game away. Patton, Patrick Callaway, Josh Plummer, Karon Gibson, and All-CAA DT Zach Kerr each led the Blue with four tackles apiece with Kerr adding a sack for nine yards. Redshirt freshman LB Brandon Snyder and redshirt freshman DB Mark Doe, a converted wide receiver, led the White with nine tackles each with redshirt freshman Khaliq Gatson adding eight tackles and the game’s only interception.

Villanova...........................7 Delaware...........................7

7 3

3 0

24 0

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41 10

Villanova - White 13 pass from Robertson (Hamilton kick), 11:34 left (1st Quarter) Delaware - Johnson 94 kickoff return (Baner kick), 11:22 (1st Q) Villanova - Monangai 7 run (Hamilton kick), 6:32 (2nd Q) Delaware - FG Baner 30, 4:17 (2nd Q) Villanova - FG Hamilton 28, 6:26 (3rd Q) Villanova - FG Hamilton 37, 13:30 (4th Q) Villanova - Robertson 11 run (Hamilton kick), 5:13 (4th Q) Villanova - Akins 45 interception return (Hamilton kick), 3:47 (4th Q) Villanova - Loper 42 interception return (Hamilton kick), 1:14 (4th Q)

VU TEAM STATISTICS UD 24..................................First Downs................................. 19 47-305................................ Rushes-Yards................................ 31-84 15-21-193......................................Passing..................................... 24-38-199 498.................................Total Offense................................ 283 4-41.8...................................Punts-Avg. ................................. 6-36.0 2-2.................................Fumbles-Lost................................ 0-0 5-47...............................Penalties-Yards.............................. 6-47 30:51............................Time of Possession........................... 29:09

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Rushing: Villanova, Kevin Monangai, 24-146, John Robertson, 17-134, Austin Medley, 5-28, Aaron Wells, 1-(-3); Delaware, Julian Laing, 18-75, Trent Hurley, 9-12, Andrew Pierce, 2-4, Tim Donnelly, 1-0, Team, 1-(-7); Passing - Villanova, Robertson, 15-21-1-193; Delaware, Hurley, 23-35-0-188, Donnelly, 1-3-0-11; Receiving - Villanova, Norman White, 5-44, Joe Price, 3-38, Gary Underwood, 2-31, Dorian Wells, 2-16, Monangai, 2-1, Poppy Livers, 1-63; Delaware, Nihja White, 12-88, Michael Johnson, 4-48, Mike Milburn, 3-26, Nick Boyle, 2-13, Stephen Clark, 1-10, Jerel Harrison, 1-7, Laing, 1-7. 84

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White.................................0 Blue....................................0

6 17

0 21

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6 38

White - Favro 1 run (Favro run failed), 11:53 left (2nd Quarter) Blue - Milburn 70 pass from Jones (Baner kick), 11:37 (2nd Q) Blue - FG Tuozzolo 30, na (2nd Q) Blue - Pierce 1 run (Baner kick), na (2nd Q) Blue - Laing 12 run (Baner kick), 20:06 (3rd Q) Blue - Jones 40 pass from Sasek (Tuozzolo kick), 12:27 (3rd Q) Blue - Laing 1 run (Baner kick), 4:02 (3rd)

BLUE TEAM STATISTICS WHITE 14..................................First Downs................................. 5 32-260................................ Rushes-Yards................................ 20-21 10-14-212......................................Passing..................................... 9-20-128 472.................................Total Offense................................ 149 0-0.................................Fumbles-Lost................................ 1-1 2-20...............................Penalties-Yards.............................. 0-0

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Rushing - Blue, Julian Laing, 17-153, Andrew Pierce, 0-67, Stephen Clark, 3-22, Rob Jones, 1-14, Trevor Sasek, 2-4; White, Brandon Favro, 17-17, Will Ross, 1-3, Ryan Cobb, 1-2, Justin Burns, 1-(-1). Passing - Blue, Sasek, 9-13-142-1, Jones, 1-1-70-0; White, Burns, 9-20-128-0. Receiving - Blue, Mike Milburn, 1-70, Jones, 2-54, Michael Johnson, 2-48, Laing, 2-16, Clark, 1-15, Pierce, 1-9; White, Rickey Bell, 3-68, Jerel Harrison, 2-32, Chris Cordivari, 2-19, Joe Fortunato, 1-7, Favro, 1-2. Punting - Eric Enderson, 9 for 39.0 avg. Defensive Leaders: Blue - Karon Gibson - 4 tackles (2 solo), 1 TFL; Zach Kerr - 4 (4), 2 TFL, 1 QB (9); Eric Patton - 4 (2), 1 FR; Patrick Callaway - 4 (1); Josh Plummer - 4 (1); Derrick Saulsberry - 3 (1); Vince Hollerman - 3 (2), 1 PB; Kennedy Ogbanna - 3 (0); Jordan Thomas - 3 (3), 1 TFL; Kivar Thurman - 2 (0), 1 PB; Blair Menefee - 1 (1), 1 PB Travis Hawkins - 0 (0), 2 PB. White - Mark Doe - 9 tackles (5 solo); Brandon Snyder - 9 (4); Khaliq Gatson - 8 (5), 1 Int. for 10 yards; Christopher Mauro - 5 (3); Jake Campbell - 5 (0), 2 PB; Sam Miller - 4 (2), 1 PB; Keith Green- 3 (0), 1 TFL; Brandon Henderson - 2 (1); Troy Catalano - 2 (1), 1 TFL; Christopher Lail - 1 (0).

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2012 Statistics

2012 Delaware Football Results 5-6, 2-6 CAA (8th Place)

Rushing

Date

Opponent

Result

Attendance

Aug. 30 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

West Chester.................................. W Delaware State.............................. W Bucknell........................................ W at *William & Mary........................ W at *New Hampshire (20).................L *Maine...........................................L *Rhode Island................................ W at *Old Dominion (6)......................L *Towson (19).................................L at *Richmond (20)..........................L *Villanova (16)..............................L

41-21 38-14 19-3 51-21 14-34 3-26 47-24 26-31 27-34 17-23 10-41

18,823 16,898 18,118 10,601 7,058 21,506 18,672 20,068 16,252 8,700 19,523

* Colonial Athletic Association Games ( )= Sports Network National Ranking at time of game Home Attendance: Road Attendance: Neutral Attendance: Overall Attendance:

Player G Andrew Pierce.............. 9 Julian Liang................ 10 Trent Hurley............... 10 David Hayes................. 5 Michael Johnson......... 11 Nihja White.................. 9 Trevor Sasek................. 2 Rauley Zaragoza........ 11 Stephen Clark............. 10 Leon Jackson.............. 10 Tim Donnelly.............. 11 Team.......................... 10 UD TOTALS..............11 OPPONENTS...........11

Att. Gain 139 721 100 470 103 380 36 147 9 46 1 36 5 28 1 9 2 8 2 2 7 9 12 0 417 1856 385 1818

Lost Net 18 703 13 457 220 160 9 138 7 39 0 36 4 24 0 9 0 8 0 2 21 -12 65 -65 357 1499 342 1476

Avg 5.1 4.6 1.6 3.8 4.3 36.0 4.8 9.0 4.0 1.0 -1.7 -5.4 3.6 3.8

TD 4 3 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 15 17

LG P/G 40 78.1 42 45.7 18 16.0 33 27.6 19 3.5 36 4.0 23 12.0 9 0.8 6 0.8 1 0.2 5 -1.1 0 -6.5 42 136.3 60 134.2

Passing

129,792 (18,542 average - 7 games) 46,427 (11,607 average - 4 games) 176,219 (16,020 average - 11 games)

2012 Delaware Final Team Statistics Category Delaware SCORING AVERAGE.............................................26.6 Points Scored............................................................ 293 FIRST DOWNS....................................................... 227 Rushing...................................................................... 97 Passing.................................................................... 108 Penalty...................................................................... 22 RUSHING YARDAGE...........................................1499 Yards gained rushing.............................................. 1856 Yards lost rushing..................................................... 357 Rushing Attempts...................................................... 417 Average Per Rush...................................................... 3.6 Average Per Game................................................. 136.3 TDs Rushing................................................................ 15 PASSING YARDAGE............................................2263 Comp-Att-Int.................................................212-337-14 Average Per Pass....................................................... 6.7 Average Per Catch................................................... 10.7 Average Per Game................................................. 205.7 TDs Passing................................................................ 13 TOTAL OFFENSE...................................................3762 Total Plays................................................................ 754 Average Per Play....................................................... 5.0 Average Per Game................................................. 342.0 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS........................................ 40-192 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS......................................... 16-82 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS............................................ 8-243 FUMBLES-LOST.......................................................... 11-5 PENALTIES-YARDS.................................................. 52-508 PUNTS-AVG........................................................... 49-37.9 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME.................................... 29:18 3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS.................................... 68/153 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS.......................................... 4/8

2012 Delaware Final Individual Statistics

Opponents 24.7 272 218 82 124 12 1476 1818 342 385 3.8 134.2 17 2690 252-382-8 7.0 10.7 244.5 14 4166 767 5.4 378.7 51-968 15-182 14-175 18-11 74-634 49-40.8 30:42 65/155 14/21

Player G Rating Trent Hurley...............10 120.74 Tim Donnelly..............11 155.28 Team..........................10 0.00 Trevor Sasek.................2 150.40 UD TOTALS.............11 123.74 OPPONENTS..........11 133.03

Cmp-Att-Int Pct 185-294-14 62.9 25-38-0 65.8 0-3-0 0.0 2-2-0 100.0 212-337-14 62.9 252-382-8 66.0

Yds 1964 287 0 12 2263 2690

TD 10 3 0 0 13 14

Lng Yd/G 63 196.4 50 26.1 0 0.0 8 6.0 63 205.7 63 244.5

Receiving Player G Nihja White.......................9 Michael Johnson..............11 Mike Milburn...................11 Stephen Clark..................10 Nick Boyle.......................10 Jerel Harrison..................11 Rob Jones.........................2 Julian Liang.....................10 Ryan Cobb.......................11 Andrew Pierce...................9 Malcom Bush.....................5 Matt Rodriguez................11 David Hayes......................5 Andrew Opoku..................9 UD TOTALS..................11 OPPONENTS...............11

No. 57 41 26 23 20 14 8 7 7 5 1 1 1 1 212 252

Yds 592 441 370 232 181 155 133 67 58 15 9 4 3 3 2263 2690

Avg 10.4 10.8 14.2 10.1 9.1 11.1 16.6 9.6 8.3 3.0 9.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 10.7 10.7

TD 1 4 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 13 14

LG 50 27 38 25 27 24 63 16 22 6 9 4 3 3 63 63

Avg/G 65.8 40.1 33.6 23.2 18.1 14.1 66.5 6.7 5.3 1.7 1.8 0.4 0.6 0.3 205.7 244.5

Total 2124 703 457 275 138 39 36 36 9 8 2 -65 3762 4166

Avg/G 212.4 78.1 45.7 25.0 27.6 3.5 18.0 4.0 0.8 0.8 0.2 -6.5 342.0 378.7

Total Offense Player G Trent Hurley.........................10 Andrew Pierce........................9 Julian Laing..........................10 Tim Donnelly........................11 David Hayes...........................5 Michael Johnson...................11 Trevor Sasek...........................2 Nihja White............................9 Rauley Zaragoza..................11 Stephen Clark.......................10 Leon Jackson........................10 Team....................................10 UD TOTALS.......................11 OPPONENTS....................11

Plays 397 139 100 45 36 9 7 1 1 2 2 15 754 767

Rush 160 703 457 -12 138 39 24 36 9 8 2 -65 1499 1476

Pass 1964 0 0 287 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 2263 2690

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All-Purpose Running Player G Michael Johnson..............11 Andrew Pierce...................9 Nihja White.......................9 Julian Laing.....................10 Mike Milburn...................11 Travis Hawkins................10 Ricky Tunstall..................11 Stephen Clark..................10 Nick Boyle.......................10 Trent Hurley....................10 Jerel Harrison..................11 David Hayes......................5 Rob Jones.........................2 Ryan Cobb.......................11 Craig Brodsky..................11 Zach Kerr........................11 Tim Breaker....................11 Trevor Sasek......................2 Rauley Zaragoza.............11 Malcom Bush.....................5 Jake Giusti......................11 Matt Rodriguez................11 Andrew Okopu..................9 Leon Jackson...................10 Tim Donnelly...................11 Team...............................10 UD TOTALS..................11 OPPONENTS...............11

Field Goals Rush Rec 39 441 703 15 36 592 457 67 0 370 0 0 0 0 8 232 0 181 160 0 0 155 138 3 0 133 0 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 9 0 0 9 0 0 0 4 0 3 2 0 -12 0 -65 0 1499 2263 1476 2690

PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 77 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 82 182

KOR 593 0 0 0 0 256 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 912 968

IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 168 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 243 175

Tot. Avg/G 1073 97.5 718 79.8 628 69.8 524 52.4 370 33.6 256 25.6 245 22.3 240 24.0 181 18.1 160 16.0 155 14.1 141 28.2 138 69.0 58 5.3 55 5.0 47 4.3 28 2.5 24 12.0 9 0.8 9 1.8 8 0.7 4 0.4 3 0.3 2 0.2 -12 -1.1 -65 -6.5 4999 454.5 5491 499.2

Punt Returns Player No. Ricky Tunstall...............14 Rob Jones......................2 UD TOTALS...............16 OPPONENTS............15

Yds 77 5 82 182

Avg 5.5 2.5 5.1 12.1

TD 0 0 0 1

Long 22 4 22 91

Kickoff Returns Player No. Michael Johnson.................23 Travis Hawkins...................12 Craig Brodsky.......................3 Jake Giusti...........................2 UD TOTALS.....................40 OPPONENTS..................51

Yds 593 256 55 8 912 968

Avg 25.8 21.3 18.3 4.0 22.8 19.0

TD 1 0 0 0 1 0

Long 94 33 26 6 94 63

Interception Returns Player No. Tim Breaker......................... 3 Ricky Tunstall....................... 3 Zach Kerr............................. 1 Jake Giusti........................... 1 UD TOTALS........................8 OPPONENTS...................14

Yds 28 168 47 0 243 175

Avg 9.3 56.0 47.0 0.0 30.4 12.5

TD 0 2 1 0 3 2

Long 30 91 47 0 91 63

Punting Player No. Rauley Zaragoza.......... 48 Team.............................. 0 UD TOTALS............... 49 OPPONENTS............ 49

86

Yds 1863 -6 1857 2000

Avg 38.8 -6.0 37.9 40.8

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TB 5 0 5 8

FC 12 0 12 14

I20 17 0 17 11

50+ 5 0 5 10

Blkd 1 0 1 0

Player FG-FGA Pct 11-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-60 Sean Baner................ 18-23 78.3 0-0 10-10 3-4 5-8 0-1 UD TOTALS............. 18-23 78.3 0-0 10-10 3-4 5-8 0-1 OPPONENTS.......... 11-16 68.8 0-0 7-9 4-6 0-1 0-0

Scoring

Player TD Sean Baner...................... - Michael Johnson.............. 6 Andrew Pierce................. 5 Trent Hurley.................... 4 Julian Laing..................... 3 Jerel Harrison.................. 3 Rob Jones....................... 2 Ricky Tunstall.................. 2 Mike Milburn................... 2 David Hayes.................... 1 Nihja White..................... 1 Trevor Sasek.................... 1 Zach Kerr........................ 1 Travis Hawkins................ 1 Tim Donnelly................... 1 Vince Hollerman.............. 1 UD TOTALS.................34 OPPONENTS..............34

|------ PATs ------| FGs Kick Rush Rcv 18-23 33-33 - - - - - - - - - - - - 0-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18-23 33-33 0-1 - 11-16 33-34 - -

Lg 48 48 38

Blk 1 1 0

Pass DXP Saf Points - - - 87 - - - 36 - - - 30 - - - 24 - - - 18 - - - 18 - - - 12 - - - 12 - - - 12 - - - 6 - - - 6 - - - 6 - - - 6 - - - 6 - - - 6 - - - 6 - - 1 293 - - 1 272

Tackles

--Tackles -Player GP S A Tot. Paul Worrilow................10 57 50 107 Patrick Callaway............11 48 20 68 Tim Breaker..................11 38 26 64 Jake Giusti....................11 44 19 63 Jeff Williams.................10 36 25 61 Ricky Tunstall................11 40 20 60 Travis Hawkins..............10 36 14 50 Laith Wallschleger..........11 21 25 46 Leon Jackson.................10 22 16 38 Zach Kerr......................11 15 12 27 Marcus Burley...............11 19 8 27 Vince Hollerman............11 15 8 23 Karon Gibson................11 4 13 17 Logan Shultz.................11 9 7 16 Kyle Gayle....................10 8 8 16 Quincy Barr...................10 9 5 14 Craig Brodsky................11 9 3 12 Ethan Clark.....................5 5 5 10 Mike Hirt.......................11 4 3 7 Walter Davis..................11 5 1 6 Derrick Saulsberry.........10 3 2 5 Michael Johnson............11 5 . 5 Andrew Opoku................9 3 1 4 Mike Milburn.................11 3 . 3 Jake Campbell...............10 2 1 3 Sean Baner...................11 1 2 3 Josh Plummer.................6 1 2 3 David Tinsley...................7 1 2 3 Jerel Harrison................11 2 1 3 Alex Pihakis....................4 . 2 2 Nick Boyle.....................10 2 . 2 Nihja White.....................9 2 . 2 Kivar Thurman..............11 1 1 2 Joe Fortunato................11 2 . 2 Nick Sulpizio...................2 1 . 1 David Hayes....................5 1 . 1 Derek Coleman..............11 1 . 1 Ryan Cobb.....................11 1 . 1 Team.............................10 1 . 1 UD TOTALS................11 477 302 779 OPPONENTS.............11 456 336 792

TFL Sacks PB 9.0-44 3.0-30 2 7.5-27 1.0-11 1 1.5-3 . 1 2.0-7 0.5-5 9 14.0-83 6.5-61 3 3.5-18 1.0-12 6 1.5-6 . 3 7.5-30 2.0-14 . 1.0-4 1.0-4 1 4.5-8 1.0-2 . . . 5 2.0-7 1.5-6 . 2.5-14 0.5-8 . 1.5-13 1.0-12 . 1.0-1 . . 2.5-9 1.0-7 1 . . 1 1.5-7 . . 1.0-6 1.0-6 . . . . 1.0-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5-0 . . 0.5-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . 66-288 21-178 34 53-288 31-233 27

FR . 1 . 1 1 1 . . . 2 1 1 . . . . . 1 . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 5

FF BLK 1 . 1 . 2 . 1 . 1 . 1 . . . . 3 1 . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 3 5 2

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Passing TRENT HURLEY Opponent Comp West Chester.................24 Delaware State.............12 Bucknell.......................14 William & Mary............12 New Hampshire............18 Maine..........................22 Old Dominion...............12 Towson.........................25 Richmond.....................23 Villanova......................23

Att 35 21 21 22 27 35 20 34 44 35

Int 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 4 3

Pct 68.6 57.1 66.7 54.5 66.7 62.9 60.0 73.5 52.3 65.7

Yds 310 149 161 131 140 177 134 309 265 188

TD 3 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0

Lg 63 27 20 22 26 16 25 25 25 27

Sk-Yds. 0-0 1-7 2-18 0-0 6-51 9-60 2-18 2-8 3-20 3-18

TIM DONNELLY Opponent Comp Delaware State..............1 William & Mary.............1 Rhode Island................19 Old Dominion................3 Villanova.......................1

Att 1 1 27 6 3

Int 0 0 0 0 0

Pct 100.0 100.0 70.4 50.0 33.3

Yds 6 3 191 76 11

TD 1 0 1 1 0

Lg 6 3 38 50 11

Sk-Yds. 0-0 1-10 0-0 1-8 0-0

TREVOR SASEK Opponent Comp Rhode Island.................2

Att 2

Int 0

Pct 100.0

Yds 12

TD 0

Lg 8

Sk-Yds. 0-0

Rushing

(Carries-Yards-Touchdowns) West Chester Delaware State Andrew Pierce, RB.............22-86-0 22-95-0 Julian Laing, RB..................... - - Trent Hurley, QB.................3-15-0 6-13-1 David Hayes, RB.................9-58-1 4-10-0 Michael Johnson, WR..........1-19-1 1-1-0 Nihja White, WR..................... - DNP Trevor Sasek, QB..................DNP DNP Rauley Zaragoza, P................ - 1-9-0 Stephen Clark, WR.................. - - Leon Jackson, RB..................DNP - Tim Donnelly, QB.................... - -

Bucknell William & Mary New Hampshire 22-101-0 21-112-2 18-82-0 DNP 13-67-0 - 14-28-1 5-34-1 12-(-29)-1 11-20-0 4-25-0 8-25-0 1-13-0 - 1-8-0 DNP - - DNP DNP DNP - - - - - 2-8-0 - - - - 1-(-10)-0 -

Maine 2-10-0 18-74-0 22-1-0 DNP 1-(-1)-0 - 2-(-2)-0 - DNP - -

Rhode Island Old Dominion 18-141-2 12-72-0 10-62-1 10-64-0 DNP 13-47-0 DNP DNP 4-(-1)-0 - 1-36-0 - 3-26-1 DNP - - - - - - 4-6-1 1-(-8)-0

Towson DNP 14-59-1 10-25-0 DNP - - DNP - - 2-2-0 -

Richmond DNP 17-56-1 9-14-0 DNP - - DNP - - - -

Villanova 2-4-0 18-75-0 9-12-0 DNP DNP 1-0-0

Bucknell William & Mary New Hampshire DNP 4-37-0 5-41-0 5-67-0 3-37-0 4-39-0 2-26-0 - 2-32-1 1-20-0 1-5-0 5-24-0 DNP 2-14-0 1-1-0 2-22-0 1-16-0 - DNP DNP DNP DNP - - 2-13-0 1-22-0 - 1-4-0 - - 1-9-0 DNP DNP - - - - - 1-3-0 - 1-3-0 -

Maine 4-28-0 3-18-0 6-60-0 DNP 1-6-0 2-10-0 DNP 5-51-0 - - DNP 1-4-0 DNP -

Rhode Island Old Dominion 7-68-0 3-80-1 2-8-0 5-36-1 3-69-0 2-38-1 3-29-0 3-43-0 3-24-0 - - - DNP DNP - - - 1-7-0 3-5-1 1-6-0 DNP DNP - - DNP DNP - -

Towson 8-85-0 2-34-1 2-27-0 3-34-0 5-63-0 4-57-1 DNP 1-9-0 - DNP DNP - DNP -

Richmond 7-88-0 5-41-0 6-92-0 1-11-0 2-15-0 1-11-0 DNP - 1-7-0 DNP - - DNP DNP

Villanova 12-88-0 4-48-0 3-26-0 1-10-0 2-13-0 1-7-0 DNP 1-7-0 DNP DNP

West Chester Delaware State Bucknell William & Mary New Hampshire Ricky Tunstall......................... - 1-8 2-18 2-8 1-(-2) Michael Johnson................... 1-4 1-1 DNP DNP DNP

Maine 1-3 DNP

Rhode Island Old Dominion 3-13 - DNP DNP

Towson 1-0 DNP

Richmond 2-29 DNP

Villanova 1-0 DNP

Maine 2-41 1-24 - -

Rhode Island Old Dominion 1-20 4-94 3-54 DNP 1-26 1-13 1-6 -

Towson 3-76 - 1-16 -

Richmond 3-83 - - -

Villanova 8-223 -

Receiving (Receptions-Yards-Touchdowns) West Chester Delaware State Nihja White, WR.................7-77-0 DNP Michael Johnson, WR..........6-88-1 2-25-1 Mike Milburn, WR................... - - Stephen Clark, WR..............3-35-0 2-21-0 Nick Boyle, TE........................ - 4-45-0 Jerel Harrison, WR.................. - 3-32-2 Rob Jones, WR...................6-101-2 2-32-0 Julian Laing, RB..................... - - Ryan Cobb, TE.....................2-9-0 - Andrew Pierce, RB.................. - - Malcolm Bush, TE.................... - - Matt Rodriguez, TE................. - - David Hayes, RB..................... - - Andrew Opoku, DL.................. - -

Punt Returns (Returns-Yards)

Kickoff Returns (Returns-Yards) West Chester Delaware State Bucknell William & Mary New Hampshire Michael Johnson - 1-52 1-4 - - Travis Hawkins.................... 2-51 1-18 1-24 - 4-85 Craig Brodsky......................... - - - - - Jake Giusti............................. - - - 1-2 -

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Interceptions (Returns-Yards) West Chester Delaware State Bucknell William & Mary New Hampshire Tim Breaker...................... 1-(-11) 1-9 1-30 - - Ricky Tunstall......................... - 1-91 - - - Zach Kerr............................... - - - 1-47 - Jake Giusti........................... 1-0 - - - -

Maine - - - -

Rhode Island Old Dominion - - - 1-0 - - - -

Towson - - - -

Richmond - 1-77 - -

Villanova - -

Maine 3-3 2-3 5-1 2-0 7-4 3-1 1-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 - 0-1 1-1 - - - DNP - 1-0 1-0 0-1 - - - - - DNP 1-0 DNP 1-0 - - - DNP - - DNP

Rhode Island Old Dominion DNP 4-9 8-1 1-3 1-2 5-6 5-1 6-4 5-1 [2] 4-9 [2] 1-1 4-3 3-2 DNP 1-0 0-7 [0.5] 3-3 1-4 2-3 [1] 3-2 2-0 2-1 - 1-1 [0.5] - 1-6 1-0 3-1 [1] 2-0 0-3 0-1 1-1 2-0 2-3 DNP DNP - - 3-0 - - - 1-0 DNP 1-0 0-1 - - - - - 1-0 - - 0-1 - - DNP - DNP - - - - - - 1-0 - - DNP - - - - DNP DNP

Towson 8-4 [1] 6-1 2-0 5-1 5-2 7-2 2-1 8-1 3-0 3-2 2-2 3-3 - 0-3 2-1 0-2 - DNP - 0-1 2-0 - - - DNP - - - - DNP - - - - DNP - - DNP

Richmond 4-7 6-4 [1] 3-6 4-2 DNP 3-1 7-3 1-2 [0.5] 4-3 [1] 1-3 2-2 1-2 0-1 [0.5] 0-1 1-3 1-0 - DNP - - 2-0 1-1 DNP 0-1 0-1 0-1 - DNP DNP 0-2 - 1-0 - - DNP - - DNP

Villanova 11-1 9-1 5-1 4-1 1-2 6-3 4-1 1-5 1-0 3-0 2-0 1-0 3-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

Tackles (Solo Tackles - Assisted Tackles [Sacks]) West Chester Delaware State Bucknell William & Mary New Hampshire Paul Worrilow....................... 5-7 8-10 3-6 7-2 [1] 4-1 [1] Patrick Callaway................... 3-3 1-1 3-1 2-1 7-1 Tim Breaker......................... 5-3 1-4 2-1 2-1 7-1 Jake Giusti........................... 3-3 3-3 [0.5] 6-4 4-0 2-0 Jeff Williams........................ 2-2 3-1 [0.5] 3-1 [1] 4-0 2-3 [1] Ricky Tunstall....................... 4-2 3-3 4-3 2-1 [1] 3-0 Travis Hawkins..................... 5-1 5-2 3-3 4-0 2-1 Laith Wallschleger................. 3-4 1-2 0-2 1-0 [1] 4-1 Leon Jackson........................DNP 3-5 2-1 2-0 2-0 Zach Kerr............................. 0-1 - 2-0 - 2-0 Marcus Burley........................ - 2-1 2-0 2-1 1-0 Vince Hollerman................... 1-1 3-1 [1] 2-0 - 2-0 Karon Gibson....................... 2-4 - 0-1 - - Logan Shultz.......................... - - - 1-0 - Kyle Gayle........................... 1-0 0-1 DNP 2-0 - Quincy Barr..........................DNP 3-1 2-0 [1] - 2-0 Craig Brodsky....................... 3-0 - 1-0 1-0 - Ethan Clark.......................... 2-1 0-2 0-1 3-0 0-1 Mike Hirt.............................. 1-3 - - 3-0 [1] - Walter Davis........................... - - - - 1-0 Michael Johnson..................... - - - - - Derrick Saulsberry................ 1-0 - - - - Andrew Okopu....................... - 1-0 - 1-0 - Sean Baner............................ - 1-1 - - - Jake Campbell........................ - - 1-0 - 1-0 Jerel Harrison......................... - - - 1-0 - Mike Milburn........................ 1-0 - - 2-0 - David Tinsley........................DNP - 0-1 1-0 DNP Josh Plummer......................DNP DNP 0-1 - 0-1 Alex Pihakis........................... - DNP DNP DNP DNP Joe Fortunato......................... - - - - 1-0 Nihja White............................ - DNP DNP - 1-0 Nick Boyle............................ 2-0 - DNP - - Kivar Thurman..................... 0-1 - - - - Nick Sulpizio........................ 1-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP Ryan Cobb.............................. - - - 1-0 - Derek Coleman....................... - - - 1-0 - David Hayes........................... - - - - 1-0

Field Goals (Number in parenthesis indicates made field goals) Baner West Chester..................................... (37), (22) Delaware State......................................(20) Bucknell...................................(41), (20), (32), (21) William & Mary............................(20), (48), (20) New Hampshire......................................42 Maine...................................................(27) Rhode Island.........................................(27) Old Dominion................................... (27), (28) Towson....................................... 40, (47), 37, (40) Richmond...........................................51, (42) Villanova............................................(30), 42

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2012 Statistics

2012 Game by Game Team Statistics Game 1st DOWNS

Rush-Yds.

Pass Yds.

Passes

Total Yds.

Punt-Avg.

FumB-lst

Pen.-Yds

Poss.

3rd d conv.

#15 Delaware (41) W West Chester (21)

25 21

36-177 39-224

310 186

24-35-3 21-32-2

310 410

2-38.5 3-37.0

0-0 2-2

4-40 8-59

26:49 33:11

8-13 6-15

#15 Delaware (38) W Delaware State (14)

18 22

35-127 28-55

155 298

13-23-0 35-50-2

282 353

4-48.0 4-40.2

0-0 1-0

6-55 9-81

24:01 35:59

7-13 7-17

#13 Delaware (20) W Bucknell (17)

20 17

49-161 24-70

161 197

14-21-0 21-37-1

322 267

3-30.7 5-38.0

1-1 2-1

5-45 7-45

31:50 28:10

7-14 5-12

#13 Delaware (51) W William & Mary (21)

22 17

47-225 28-94

134 362

13-23-0 17-37-1

359 362

5-40.0 5-44.2

1-0 4-3

3-25 3-20

35:19 24:41

4-13 6-14

#8 Delaware (14) L #20 New Hampshire (34)

17 19

41-94 35-157

140 315

18-27-2 23-36-0

234 472

7-35.3 4-36.0

0-0 0-0

3-17 8-52

32:12 27:48

5-15 9-16

#16 Delaware (3) L Maine (26)

20 15

47-47 35-155

177 176

22-35-0 12-18-0

224 331

7-39.1 4-43.5

4-2 2-1

5-65 6-65

34:09 25:51

12-23 2-10

#25 Delaware (47) W Rhode Island (24)

24 18

41-268 23-43

203 228

21-29-0 26-39-0

471 271

4-40.5 6-36.5

3-1 1-1

7-82 5-50

30:19 29:41

7-13 3-12

#20 Delaware (26) L #6 Old Dominion (31)

21 23

38-160 38-124

210 375

15-26-1 36-45-1

370 499

4-37.2 3-48.7

1-0 2-1

4-20 8-80

29:31 30:29

7-13 11-18

#23 Delaware (27) L #19 Towson (34) #rv Delaware (17) L #20 Richmond (23)

21 22

26-86 51-174

309 187

25-36-1 21-26-0

395 361

3-42.7 5-39.2

0-0 1-0

5-67 6-57

22:33 37:27

2-9 6-15

20 20

26-70 37-75

265 267

23-44-4 25-41-1

335 342

4-30.0 6-45.2

1-1 1-0

4-45 9-78

26:27 33:33

5-14 4-14

Delaware (10) L #16 Villanova (41)

19 24

31-84 47-305

199 193

24-38-3 15-21-0

283 498

6-36.0 4-41.8

0-0 2-2

6-47 5-47

29:09 30:51

4-13 6-12

2012 Game by Game Team Statistics OFFENSE West Chester Delaware State Bucknell William & Mary New Hampshire Maine Rhode Island Old Dominion Towson Richmond Villanova

QB Hurley Hurley Hurley Hurley Hurley Hurley Donnelly Hurley Hurley Hurley Hurley

RB Pierce Pierce Pierce Pierce Pierce Laing Pierce Pierce Laing Laing Pierce

WR S. Clark S. Clark S. Clark S. Clark S. Clark Milburn S. Clark Harrison Cobb (TE) Cobb (TE) Harrison

WR M. Johnson M. Johnson M. Johnson M. Johnson M. Johnson M. Johnson M. Johnson M. Johnson M. Johnson M. Johnson M. Johnson

WR White Cobb (TE) Hayes (RB) White White White White Milburn White White White

TE Boyle Boyle Cobb Harrison (WR) Boyle Boyle Boyle Cobb Boyle Boyle S. Clark (WR)

LT Ladson Ladson Ladson Ladson Ladson Ladson Ladson Ladson Ladson Ladson Ladson

LG Dzurko Dzurko Dzurko Dzurko Dzurko Dzurko Dzurko Dzurko Dzurko Dzurko Dzurko

C Geiser Geiser Geiser Geiser Geiser Geiser Heath Heath Heath Heath Heath

RG Cattolico Cattolico Kennedy Kennedy Kennedy Kennedy Kennedy Kennedy Kennedy Kennedy Kennedy

RT Heath Heath Heath Heath Heath Heath Curtis Curtis Curtis Curtis Curtis

DEFENSE West Chester Delaware State Bucknell William & Mary New Hampshire Maine Rhode Island Old Dominion Towson Richmond Villanova

LE Wallschleger Wallschleger Hollerman Wallschleger Wallschleger Wallschleger Wallschleger Wallschleger Wallschleger Wallschleger Wallschleger

LT Titre Gibson Shultz Plummer Shultz Shultz Shultz Shultz Shultz Shultz Schultz

RT Kerr Kerr Kerr Kerr Kerr Kerr Kerr Kerr Kerr Kerr Kerr

RE E. Clark E. Clark E. Clark Barr E. Clark Hollerman Hollerman Hollerman Hollerman Hollerman Hollerman

LLB Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Gayle Williams

MLB Hirt Callaway Callaway Callaway Callaway Callaway Jackson Callaway Callaway Callaway Callaway

RLB Worrilow Worrilow Worrilow Worrilow Worrilow Worrilow Worrilow Worrilow Worrilow Worrilow Worrilow

LCB Tunstall Burley Burley Burley Burley Tunstall Burley Burley Burley Burley Burley

FS Giusti Tunstall Tunstall Jackson (LB) Giusti Giusti Giusti Giusti Giusti Giusti Giusti

SS Breaker Breaker Breaker Breaker Breaker Breaker Breaker Breaker Breaker Breaker Breaker

RCB Hawkins Hawkins Hawkins Hawkins Hawkins Hawkins Hawkins Tunstall Tunstall Hawkins Tunstall

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2012 Statistics 2012 Individual & Team Season Highs

Individual Season Highs

Team Season Game Highs

Rushing Carries

22

Yards

141

Touchdowns Long Run

2

25

vs. West Chester

First Downs Allowed

24

vs. Villanova

Andrew Pierce at William & Mary, vs. Rhode Island

Points Scored

51

at William & Mary

Julian Laing at Old Dominion

Andrew Pierce vs. Rhode Island Points Allowed

41

vs. Villanova

Points Scored, Quarter

21

vs. Delaware State (2nd), at William & Mary (3rd)

Passing

Point Allowed, Quarter

24

vs. Villanova (4th)

Completions Attempts

42

First Downs four times

25

Trent Hurley vs. Towson

Points Scored, Half

27

at William & Mary (1st)

44

34

at New Hampshire (2nd)

49

vs. Bucknell

Trent Hurley at Richmond

Points Allowed, Half

310

Trent Hurley vs. West Chester

Touchdowns

3

Trent Hurley vs. West Chester

Rushing Attempts

Interceptions

4

Trent Hurley at Richmond

Rushing Yards

Yards

Long Pass

63

Trent Hurley vs. West Chester

Rushing Touchdowns Rushing Yards Allowed

268

vs. Rhode Island

5

vs. Rhode Island

305

vs. Villanova

Receiving Receptions Yards Touchdowns

12

Nihja White vs. Villanova

Pass Completions

25

vs. Towson

101

Rob Jones vs. West Chester

Completions Allowed

36

at Old Dominion

2

Rob Jones vs. West Chester

2

Jerel Harrison vs. Delaware State

Pass Attempts

44

at Richmond

Pass Attempts Allowed

50

vs. Delaware State

Kicking Extra Points

6

Sean Baner at William & Mary

Passing Yards

310

vs. West Chester

Field Goals

4

Sean Baner vs. Bucknell

Passing Yards Allowed

375

at Old Dominion

Sean Baner at William & Mary

Longest Field Goal

48

Punting Punts

7

Total Offense

487

vs. West Chester

Total Offense Allowed

499

at Old Dominion

Rauley Zaragoza at New Hampshire, vs. Maine

Punt Average

48.0

Rauley Zaragoza vs. Delaware State

Punts

Longest Punt

56

Rauley Zaragoza at New Hampshire

Punting Average

Returns Most Punt Returns

3

7 48.0

at New Hampshire, vs. Maine vs. Delaware State

Interceptions

2

vs. West Chester, vs. Delaware State

Ricky Tunstall vs. Rhode Island

Interceptions By

4

at Richmond

Most Punt Return Yards

29

Ricky Tunstall at Richmond

Quarterback Sacks

Longest Punt Return

22

Ricky Tunstall at Richmond

Sacks By

4.0 9

at William & Mary, at Old Dominion vs. Maine

Most Kickoff Returns Most Kickoff Return Yards Longest Kickoff Return Most Interceptions

8 223 94 1

Michael Johnson vs. Villanova

Time of Possession

35:19

Michael Johnson vs. Villanova

Penalty Yards

82

vs. Rhode Island

Michael Johnson vs. Villanova (TD)

Third Down Conversions

12

vs. Maine

eight players

Fumbles Lost

2

vs. Maine

3

at William & Mary

Most Int. Return Yards

91

Ricky Tunstall vs. Delaware State

Fumbles Recovered

Longest Int. Return

91

Ricky Tunstall vs. Delaware State (TD)

Paul Worrilow vs. Delaware State

Defense Most Tackles

18

Most Solo Tackles

11

Paul Worrilow vs. Villanova

Most Assisted Tackles

10

Paul Worrilow vs. Delaware State

Most Sacks

2.0

Jeff Williams vs. Rhode Island, at Old Dominion

Most Tackles for Loss

4.0

Paul Worrilow vs. Rhode Island

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Blue Hen Football PAUL WORRILOW - LB • 3rd team The Sports Network All-American • 1st team All-Colonial Athletic Association • 1st team All-ECAC (All-East) • UD Alumni Association Team Most Valuable Player • Edgar Johnson Award • Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 9, Sept. 23) • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive MVP (Delaware State, William & Mary, Old Dominion, Villanova) • Beyond Sports Netword Defensive All-Star (Delaware State) • Colonial Athletic Association Chuck Boone Leadership Award Nominee • National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week (Sept. 10) • Nate Beasley Game MVP Award (Delaware State) • College Sports Madness CAA Defensive Player of the Week (Delaware State) • Texas vs. Nation All-Star Game Participant • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Outstanding Senior on Defense Award • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Captain’s Award • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Baker Taylor Award • National Football League Free Agent Signee (Atlanta Falcons) • UD Team Sportsmanship Award NIHJA WHITE - WR •  2nd team All-Colonial Athletic Association • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive MVP (Villanova) • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Outstanding Senior on Offense Award • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Winnie Mayer Outstanding Senior at End Award BOBBY KENNEDY - OL •  2nd team All-Colonial Athletic Association ZACH KERR - DL •  2nd team All-Colonial Athletic Association ANDREW PIERCE - RB • Walter Payton Award Watch List • 3rd team All-Colonial Athletic Association • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive MVP (William & Mary, Rhode Island) • Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week (Rhode Island) • National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week (Oct. 22) JEFF WILLIAMS - LB •  College Sports Madness National Defensive Rookie of the Year • ECAC (All-East) Defensive Rookie of the Year • Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year • 3rd team All-Colonial Athletic Association • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams MVP (Rhode Island, Old Dominion) • Jerry Rice National Rookie of the Year Watch List BRANDON HEATH - OL •  3rd team All-Colonial Athletic Association •  Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive MVP (Bucknell) ETHAN CLARK - DL •  1st team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District 2 Team • FCS Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team • National Football Foundation Campbell Award Semifinalist • Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference Team • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Outstanding Senior Lineman Award RAULEY ZARAGOZA - P •  Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week (Towson) • Colonial Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Week (Delaware State)

2012 Honors TRENT HURLEY - QB •  Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive MVP (Towson) LAITH WALLSCHLEGER - DL •  Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive MVP (Towson) • Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference Team SEAN BANER - K •  Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams MVP (West Chester) • Colonial Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Week (Bucknell) • Beyond Sports Network Weekly Special Teams All-Star (Bucknell) MICHAEL JOHNSON - WR •  Colonial Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Week (Villanova) • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive MVP (West Chester, Old Dominion) • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams MVP (Villanova) TIM BREAKER - SS •  Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive MVP (West Chester) • Beyond Sports Network Defensive All-Star (West Chester) RICKY TUNSTALL - DB •  Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive MVP (Richmond) • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams MVP (Richmond) • National Football League Free Agent Signee (Cleveland Browns) MIKE MILBURN - WR •  Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee • Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference Team QUINCY BARR - DL •  USA Freedom Bowl Participant • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Outstanding Senior Lineman Award CRAIG BRODSKY - DB •  Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference Team PATRICK CALLAWAY - LB •  Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference Team DEREK COLEMAN - DB • Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference Team • Newark Elks Club Outstanding Senior Scholar-Athlete Award CHRIS CORDAVERI - WR •  Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference Team ERIC ENDERSON - K/P •  Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference Team ERIC FARKAS - DB •  Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference Team JUSTIN GLENN - OL •  Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference Team JOE LAZNIK - TE •  Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference Team CHRISTIAN MARCHENA - OL •  Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference Team

JEREL HARRISON - WR •  Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive MVP (Towson)

JALEN RANDOLPH - RB •  Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference Team

LEON JACKSON - LB •  Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams MVP (Bucknell, Towson) • Blu Hen Touchdown Club Outstanding Senior on Special Teams Award

BRANDON SNYDER - LB •  Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference Team

JAKE GIUSTI - DB •  Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive MVP (Bucknell) KYLE GAYLE - LB •  Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams MVP (William & Mary, Old Dominion)

ERLE LADSON - OL •  Colonial Athletic Association SAAC Leadership Summit Participant MARCUS BURLEY - DB • National Football League Free Agent Signee (Jacksonville Jaguars)

TIM DONNELLY - QB •  Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive MVP (Rhode Island) • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Senior Unsung Player Award

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A petition by the Presbytery of Lewes, Delaware, expressing the need for educated clergy led distinguished Colonial scholar, Rev. Dr. Francis Alison, to open a small school in New London, PA, in 1743. By 1765, the school had been moved to Newark, where in 1769 it received a charter as the Academy of Newark from Thomas and Richard Penn. New Ark College opened as a degree-granting institution in 1834 and the Academy was merged with it. The institution was renamed Delaware College in 1843 and then closed in 1859 because of financial problems. Funds provided by the Morrill Land-Grant College Act of 1862 led to its reopening in 1870. The Women’s College was opened in 1914. In 1921, the two colleges – Delaware College and the Women’s College – merged and became the University of Delaware. In the fall of 2012, there were 21,856 students enrolled, including 17,484 undergraduates; 3,654 graduate students; and 718 enrolled in the Division of Continuing Education. The University offers three associate’s programs, 146 bachelor’s programs, 119 master’s programs (with 15 joint degrees offered within), and 58 doctoral programs. In 2012-13, the University awarded 303 associate’s degrees, 3,535 bachelor’s degrees, 785 master’s degrees, and 262 doctoral degrees. Honors degrees also are available in many departments. The distinguished faculty includes internationally known scientists, authors and teachers, over 80 percent holding the terminal degree. Wide-ranging research projects, both basic and applied, are conducted in the University’s seven Colleges. Results of University research efforts have helped to enhance the quality of life in Delaware and the region. About two-thirds of the funding for sponsored research and public service programs comes from federal government grants and contracts and federal appropriations; the balance from state and industrial contracts, foundation grants and other sources. The University provides an excellent athletic program, with 21 varsity sports, 8 for men and 13 for women. The University competes on the NCAA Division I level (Football Championship Subdivision for football) through the Colonial Athletic Association, the ECAC, IC4A, and the NCAA.

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The University begins its 13th season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association this fall, competing in football, field hockey, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s cross country, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, baseball, softball, women’s rowing, and women’s track and field. While members of America East in 1991-2001, Delaware captured the Stuart Haskell Commissioner’s Cup, signifying overall excellence based on final league standing in all sports, all 10 years that it competed as a full-time member. In addition, an extensive intramural, club sport, and recreational program is available to all University students.

the delaware fightin’ blue hens University of Delaware’s athletic teams is proud to have one of the most unique nicknames in all of college athletics – “The Fightin’ Blue Hens.” It is a name they carry with pride that stretches back over 200 years of history of the state of Delaware. The Blue Hen nickname has been continuously used by all University of Delaware intercollegiate teams since 1911. On December 9, 1775, the Continental Congress resolved that a military battalion was to be raised from the lower three counties along the Delaware River. Thus was born the Delaware Regiment, a group of eight companies representing New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties. The second company was composed of men from Kent County and was under the command of Captain John Caldwell, an avid fan and owner of gamecocks. The militia often amused themselves by staging cock fights with these birds which were of a breed known as the Kent County Blue Hen, having some blue plumage. The renown of these chickens spread rapidly during that time when cock fighting was a popular form of amusement, and the “Blue Hens’ Chickens” quickly developed a reputation for ferocity and fighting success. Captain Caldwell’s company likewise acquired a considerable reputation for its own fighting prowess in engagements with the British at Long Island, White Plains, Trenton, and Princeton, and was soon known as “the Blue Hen Chicken” company. One version of the story states that Caldwell’s company rushed into battle screaming “We’re sons of the Blue Hen and we’re game to the end!”

Captain Caldwell’s company was part of Col. John Haslet’s first Delaware regiment that formed near the outset of the Revolution in January, 1776, and in August, 1781, remnants of the regiment were still battling at Eutaw Springs, SC. Although often referred to as “The Fighting Delawares,” Haslet’s regiment also won the sobriquet, “The Blue Hen Chickens,” which has become the nickname for all Delawareans. The name was formally adopted by the Delaware General Assembly in April, 1939 when the “Blue Hen Chicken” was named the official state bird. The University of Delaware’s College of Agricultural Sciences maintains a breeding group of the Blue Hen Chicken on its campus farm in Newark. The UD mascot, YoUDee, made his debut in September 1993. YoUDee stands 6-foot, 8-inches tall with a 6-1 wing-span and size 28FF sneakers. Another mascot, the pint-sized Baby YoUDee, was introduced during the 1999-2000 athletic season. YoUDee is a familiar figure at most University of Delaware athletics events and makes numerous appearances on campus and throughout the community each year.

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A leader in international education, UD offered the first study-abroad program in the world in 1923, and celebrates its 90th anniversary of study abroad in 2013. UD ranks third nationally among public doctoral institutions in study-abroad participation. More than one of every three UD undergraduate students (34.7%) studies overseas; programs are offered in nearly 50 countries. In 2010, the Education Advisory Board’s University Leadership Council cited UD’s study-abroad program as a model.

UD’s freshman retention rate, 92 percent, ranks in the 97th percentile among universities nationwide. At 77 percent, UD’s six-year graduation rate is more than 21 percentage points higher than the national average. UD’s four-year graduation rate, 61.8 percent, is nearly double the national average. UD’s Latino and African American students also graduate in numbers far higher than the U.S. average—nearly 23 percentage points higher and 18 points higher, respectively.

UD’s exceptional faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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UD has graduated 12 Rhodes scholars since the celebrated program began in 1904. Our most recent Rhodes scholar—2011 graduate Matthew Watters—is now studying global health science at Oxford. UD also produces numerous Marshall and Truman scholars, and has been named a Truman Scholarship Honor Institution for its outstanding record of Truman scholars selected.

Many of UD’s doctoral programs were ranked among the best in the U.S. in a recent National Research Council survey that examined criteria such as student financial support, average time to degree completion, student career plans and diversity of the academic environment. UD graduate programs in physical therapy, engineering, education, business, city management, mathematics and public affairs have been recognized in recent Best Graduate Schools guides published by U.S. News Media Group.

A citation in the Princeton Review once referred to the UD campus as “absolutely the most gorgeous anywhere,” and a 2007 Washington Post story noted, “with its elegant, elongated Green, [UD] is a stunning landscape of Georgian Colonial red-brick, white-columned architecture to rival anything conceived by Thomas Jefferson.”

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DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS & RECREATION SERVICES Samantha K. Huge A member of the University of Delaware athletics staff since 2009, Samantha K. Huge is currently in her fourth year as Deputy Director of Athletics & Recreation Services. When former UD Director of Athletics Bernard Muir was hired as AD at Stanford University in July, 2012, Huge served as Delaware’s Interim Director of Athletics for just over two months before current AD Eric Ziady was hired on Oct. 10, 2012. She began her career at Delaware in 2009 as Senior Associate Director of Athletics and was promoted to Deputy Director of Athletics & Recreation Services in September, 2011. As Deputy Director of Athletics & Recreation Services, Huge serves as a member of the senior management team and oversees the day-to-day business and administrative operations of the Division, including fiscal management, external operations, student-athlete support services and NCAA compliance. She is responsible for the coordination of strategic and operational planning and is the Division’s liaison to various campus offices including the Office of the General Counsel, Labor Relations, and Human Resources. Huge also serves as the primary sport administrator for women’s lacrosse and volleyball and the secondary administrator for men’s basketball. Huge graduated in 1992 from Gordon College, where she played varsity basketball for four years. She went on to earn her law degree from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in North Carolina in 1997. Prior to her appointment at the University of Delaware, Huge was the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance at Georgetown University for three years where she directed all activities of the Athletics Compliance Office. Huge was also the primary sport administrator for several sports, oversaw the Office of Equipment & Transportation and served as the athletic department’s liaison to the academic side of campus and sat on several institutional committees. Huge is also a former member of the NCAA Committee on Academic Performance and of the NCAA Amateurism Clearinghouse Advisory Group. Before arriving at Georgetown, Huge was the Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance for four years at Wake Forest University. While at Wake Forest, Huge directed and coordinated the institution’s athletics compliance efforts in addition to serving on various campus committees, including as chair of the Gender Equity Committee. Prior to her time at Wake Forest, Huge worked in the athletics compliance offices of the Southern Conference, the University of Illinois, and Michigan State University.

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NCAA FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE Lynn Snyder-Mackler Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler, a board certified sports physical therapist and certified athletic trainer who is an international leader in the field of sports and orthopedic rehabilitation research, was selected as the University of Delaware’s new Faculty Athletics Representative by President Patrick T. Harker in August, 2011. She replaced Dr. John Burmeister, who retired from the position after serving in the role since 1981. Burmeister, one of the University’s most distinguished faculty members, is associate chairperson and professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UD. In her role as FAR, Snyder-Mackler serves as an official voting delegate for the University of Delaware on NCAA matters. Snyder-Mackler’s appointment came in conjunction with the formation of the Faculty Board on Athletics, which is comprised of faculty from across the University. The task of the group, which replaces the previous Athletics Governing Board, is to serve as a review and advisory board that reports to the President of the University and focuses on athletics at UD. A former member of the UD  Athletics Governing Board, Snyder-Mackler has served at the University of Delaware since 1989, including the last six as Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, and received the 2009 Francis Alison Faculty Award, the University’s highest faculty honor. Snyder-Mackler is a Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist who maintains an active Sports Physical Therapy practice at the University of Delaware and serves as a rehabilitation consultant to collegiate, amateur and professional teams. She served as Head Athletic Trainer for the beach volleyball venue at the 1996 (Centennial) Olympic Games in Atlanta. She concentrates her clinical practice and research in the areas of knee and shoulder rehabilitation, and electrical stimulation of muscle and has authored many research publications in the areas of knee rehabilitation and regularly speaks to national and international audiences on these topics. She was named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association in 2003, the Association’s highest honor, and was recently named an inaugural of the Scientific Board(SB) of the World village of Women Sport,which will be based in Sweden. She currently is an investigator on more than $6 million in research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and several foundations. She earned her undergraduate degree in quantitative studies from Johns Hopkins in 1978 where she played on the first women’s lacrosse teams in school history, received both a post graduate certificate in physical therapy (1980) and a master’s degree in organizational behavior (1984) from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned a doctorate in applied anatomy and physiology from Boston University in 1990.

Tim Ford Senior Associate AD/Director of Development for Athletics

Joe Shirley Senior Associate AD/Facilities, Operations & Capital Projects

Dr. Susan Groff Costa, Ed.d Associate AD/Operations

Augie Maurelli Associate AD/Financial Strategies & Athlete Performance

Jake Olkkola Associate AD/Recreation Services

Rick Stumpf Associate AD/Compliance

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GENERAL INFORMATION (All Numbers 302 Area Code)

ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS

University Switchboard................................................................................................302-831-2000 Athletics Department (email)................................................................831-4006 (nwick@udel.edu) Athletics Media Relations Office (email)........................................... 831-2186 (36246@udel.edu) Delaware Football Office....................................................................................................831-2253 Delaware Football Secretary (email).....................................................................judem@udel.edu Athletics/Media Relations Fax..........................................................................................831-7206 Blue Hen Ticket Office........................................................................................................ UD1-HENS Athletics Web Site..................................................................................................www.bluehens.com Athletics Mailing Address............................................. Bob Carpenter Center, University of Delaware, .................................................................................................................................Newark, DE, 19716 Overnight Mailing Address...................................... 631 South College Avenue, Bob Carpenter Center, ............................................................................................. University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716

Scott Selheimer, Assistant AD, Media Relations.......................................................................831-8007 Selheimer at Home / Cell...................................................................................368-8639 / 562-5129 Selheimer email................................................................................................... selheime@udel.edu Kevin Tritt, Assistant Sports Information Director.........................................831-8715 (ktritt@udel.edu) Maggie Hayon, Assistant Sports Information Director............................. 831-6389 (mhayon@udel.edu) Jessica Calderone, Sports Information Assistant..................................... 831-6439 (jesscald@udel.edu) Linda Brock, Administrative Assistant....................................................831-2724 (lindamac@udel.edu)

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Eric Ziady, Director of Athletics & Recreation Services........................831-4006 (athletics-dir@udel.edu) Samantha K. Huge, Deputy Director of Athletics/SWA.............................831-3103 (skhuge@udel.edu) Nancy Wick, Aministrative Assistant...........................................................831-4006 (nwick@udel.edu) Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler, NCAA Faculty Representative..........................831-3613 (smack@udel.edu) Joe Shirley, Senior Associate AD/Facilities, Operations & Capital Projects...831-8586 (jshirley@udel.edu) Dr. Susan Groff Costa, Ed.D, Associate AD...............................................831-3666 (groff@udel.edu) Augie Maurelli, Assoc. AD/Financial Strategies & Athlete Performance... 831-7244 (maurelli@udel.edu) Scott Eatough, Associate AD/Business Affairs........................................ 831-4505 (eatough@udel.edu) Tim Anger, Athletics Business Manager......................................................831-2251 (tanger@udel.edu) Sandy McFoy, Insurance Coodinator........................................................831-2256 (smcfoy@udel.edu) Lisa Bishop, Administrative Assistant, Business Office................................831-7200 (bishop@udel.edu) Stacey Bunting-Thompson, Associate AD/External Relations........................ 831-4988 (sbt@udel.edu) Jake Olkkola, Associate AD/Recreation Services..................................... 831-1542 (olkkola@udel.edu) Rick Stumpf, Associate AD/Compliance.................................................... 831-0883 (stumpf@udel.edu) Lauren Harris, Compliance Coordinator....................................................831-2840 (lharris@udel.edu) Sean Quinn, Compliance Intern...............................................................831-2840 (spquinn@udel.edu) Tim Morrissey, Director, Student Services for Athletes...............................831-4571(tmorris@udel.edu) Rachel Fineberg, Assistant Director, Student Services for Athletes...........831-4294 (fineberg@udel.edu) James Coleman, Assistant Director, Student Services for Athletes........... 831-0757 (jcoleman@udel.edu) Christine Motta, Assistant Director, Career Services................................. 831-1450 (cmotta@udel.edu) Jessica Spangler, Academic Coordinator................................................831-0672 (spangler@udel.edu) Nigel Brown, Academic Counselor.......................................................... 831-2550 (nbrown@udel.edu) Kiara Crutchfield, Academic Counselor....................................................831-2551 (kiarasc@udel.edu) Marie Severns, Office Coordinator, Student Services for Athletes............. 831-2748 (severns@udel.edu) TBA, Athletics Admissions Officer.....................................................................................831-6464 (TBA) Tim Ford, Senior Associate AD/Director of Development for Athletics........ 831-1075 (timford@udel.edu) TBA, Director of Annual Giving for Major Gifts.................................................................831-2537 (TBA) Phil Tribble, Associate Director for Major Gifts.........................................831-3177 (ptribble@udel.edu) Ellen Reed, Donor Relations & Special Events Manager............................. 831-0684 (eereed@udel.edu) Diana Woodring, Administrative Assistant, Athletics Development............831-6276 (diwood@udel.edu) Vest Johnson, Associate Director, Bob Carpenter Center...............................831-4014 (vestj@udel.edu) George Watson, Maintenance/Technical Coordinator, BCC.......................831-4125 (watson@udel.edu) Karen Lofthouse, Events Coordinator, Bob Carpenter Center....................... 831-4507 (kloft@udel.edu) Alicia Greco Walker, Assistant AD/Operations........................................ 831-8660 (agreco@udel.edu) Danny Neeson, Operations Assistant..................................................... 831-2258 (dneeson@udel.edu) Mike Loftus, Assistant Director, UD Grounds Services............................... 831-2797 (mloftus@udel.edu) Kristy Fletcher, Assistant AD/Marketing & Promotions............................ 831-1519 (kfletch@udel.edu­­­) Lauren Baker, Assistant Director of Marketing & Promotions.....................831-6313 (lbaker@udel.edu) Jessie McBurney, Athletics Marketing Intern.............................................. 831-8961 (jmcb@udel.edu) Ben Schreiber, Athletics Spirit Coordinator............................................. 831-1581 (bschreib@udel.edu) Jimmy Smith, Director of Multimedia.....................................................831-6675 (jimsmith@udel.edu) Trent Bartling, Assistant AD/Ticket Operations............................................ 831-0606 (tbart@udel.edu) Barbara Fleming, Season Ticket Manager............................................. 831-4109 (bfleming@udel.edu) Denita Patrick, BCC Box Office Coordinator...............................................831-4497 (dypat@udel.edu) Charley Thrash, Ticket Office Assistant....................................................831-4497 (cthrash@udel.edu) Kevin Rose, BCC Equipment Room (Football) ......................................... 831-4047 (kmrose@udel.edu) TBA, DFH Equipment Room.............................................................................................831-8654 (TBA) Jen Burdette, BCC Equipment Assistant...........................................................831-7344 (jjb@udel.edu) Lucas Kraut, General Manager, Blue Hen IMG Sports Network....831-2847 (lucas.kraut@imgworld.com) TBA, Account Executive, Blue Hen IMG Sports Network.....................................................831-2867 (TBA)

ATHLETIC TRAINING John Smith, Assistant AD/Head Athletic Trainer (Football).......................... 831-2196 (jsmith@udel.edu) Joan Couch, Associate Head Athletic Trainer............................................ 831-2255 (jmcouch@udel.edu) Dan Watson, Associate Head Athletic Trainer (Football).......................... 831-7228 (dwatson@udel.edu) Courtney Butterworth, Assistant Athletic Trainer.................................... 831-0565 (cbutter@udel.edu) Jon Boone, Assistant Athletic Trainer......................................................... 831-0565 (jboone@udel.edu) Kelly Stafford, Assistant Athletic Trainer....................................................831-0565 (kelsta@udel.edu) SPORTS MEDICINE Dr. Andrew Reisman, Assistant AD, Sports Medicine............................831-2482 (areisman@udel.edu) Dr. Geoffrey Gustavsen, Sports Medicine Physician............................831-2482 (geofguse@udel.edu) Mary Zagar, Sports Medicine Nurse........................................................831-2482 (mzagar@udel.edu) Lisa Sinclair, Sports Medicine Nurse.............................................................831-2482 (lsinc@udel.edu) STRENGTH & CONDITIONING Brian Hess, Strength & Conditioning Head Coach........................................ 831-4046 (bhess@udel.edu) Melissa Boldt, Strength & Conditioning Assistant Coach............................831-4046 (mboldt@udel.edu) Trevor Williams, Strength & Conditioning Assistant Coach...........................831-4046 (tcwill@udel.edu) Packer Larson, Strength & Conditioning Graduate Assistant......................831-4046 (gelarson@udel.ed) HEAD COACHING STAFF Kevin Gruber - Women’s Rowing........................................................... 831-0882 (kgruber@udel.edu) Scott Grzenda - Women’s Soccer ................................................................. 831-8915 (sag@udel.edu) John Hayman - Men’s/Women’s Swimming . ......................................... 831-8604 (hayman@udel.edu) Ian Hennessy - Men’s Soccer ............................................................... 831-8603 (hennesia@udel.edu) Dave Brock - Football................................................................... 831-2253 (football-office@udel.edu) Bonnie Kenny - Volleyball..................................................................... 831-8606 (bjkenny@udel.edu) Mike Keogh - Men’s Golf....................................................................... 367-5210 (mkeogh@udel.edu) Kateri Linville - Women’s Lacrosse............................................................831-4057 (linville@udel.edu) Tina Martin - Women’s Basketball ......................................................... 831-8663 (tmartin@udel.edu) Wendy McFarlane - Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field....................831-8738 (wendym@udel.edu) Patty Post - Women’s Golf........................................................................831-6678 (plpost@udel.edu) Monté Ross - Men’s Basketball..................................................................831-2724 (rossm@udel.edu) Jim Sherman - Baseball........................................................................ 831-8596 (sherman­@udel.edu) Bob Shillinglaw - Men’s Lacrosse ...........................................................831-8661 (bobshil@udel.edu) Laura Travis - Men’s/Women’s Tennis.........................................................831-8651 (leroy@udel.edu) Rolf van de Kerkhof - Field Hockey......................................................831-6721 (kerkhof@udel.edu) Jaime Wohlbach - Softball.................................................................. 831-8608 (wohlbach@udel.edu) FOOTBALL STAFF Dave Brock - Head Coach............................................................. 831-2253 (football-office@udel.edu) Sean Devine - Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line............................. 831-2949 (devinese@udel.edu) Tim Weaver - Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers...................................831-2949 (tweaver@udel.edu) John Perry - Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks.............................. 831-2949 (perryj@udel.edu) Brian Ginn - Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers..............................................831-2949 (bginn@udel.edu) Tony Lucas - Assistant Coach/Running Backs..............................................831-2949 (lucast@udel.edu) Dennis Dottin-Carter - Assistant Coach/Defensive Line.........................831-2949 (dennisdc@udel.edu) Devin Fitzsimmons - Assistant Coach/Tight Ends & Special Teams..............831-2949 (dpfitz@udel.edu) Henry Baker - Assistant Coach/Cornerbacks.............................................831-2949 (hbaker@udel.edu) Tom McEntire - Assistant Coach/Safeties............................................... 831-2949 (mcentire@udel.edu) Mike Donovan - Defensive Quality Control Coach.................................... 831-8132 (12951@udel.edu) Fritz Stueber - Offensive Quality Control Coach...................................... 831-8132 (fstueber@udel.edu) Jerry Oravitz - Director of Football Operations....................................... 831-4431 (joravitz@udel.edu) David Baylor - Personal Development Coach...........................................831-2949 (dbaylor@udel.edu) Jude Moser - Football Administrative Assistant.......................................... 831-2949 (judem@udel.edu)

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Delaware Football History

Blue Hen Football Pick up a copy of The Morning News for two cents on Saturday, October 26,1889 and one would notice, right near ads for Leu’s Corn Meal and Hamburger’s Shoe House, a small headline reading: “Foot Ball Today.” At the Front and Union Street grounds that afternoon the Delaware Field Club of Wilmington would take on the boys from Delaware College. Two days later, tucked into the same acres of tiny print was the result. That first flock of Blue Hens had gotten off to a hellacious start, dropping a 74-0 decision. Yet, the newspaper report was complimentary of Delaware’s gridiron premier. “All things considered,” it read, “they made a good showing and their team is composed of some very good material.” Now, 124 years and 121 seasons later, Delaware football teams have a tradition of making a “good showing.” Most of those successes have occurred during the past 70 years under College Football Hall of Fame coaches Bill Murray, Dave Nelson, and Tubby Raymond, and most recently K.C. Keeler. New head coach Dave Brock will look to continue the the program’s run of success during his first season in 2013. It took the energetic Keeler just two seasons to accomplish what was one of the major highlights in the careers of each of his three predecessors - winning a national championship. The 2003 Blue Hens brought success on the football field to a new level, losing just one game throughout the regular season and turning it up a notch in the playoffs, dominating post-season opponents Southern Ilinois, Northern Iowa, Wofford, and Colgate on the way to capturing the sixth national title in school history and the first at the NCAA I-AA level. A 663-425-44 all-time record, six national championships, 20 Lambert Cups, 32 post-season appearances, eight Yankee Conference and Atlantic 10 Football Conference championships, and a host of All-Americans, professional football players, and scholarathletes, have been the foundations of a program that prides itself on a winning tradition, one unparalleled in middle-sized college football. The 663 victories rank sixth all-time among all NCAA FCS programs for wins. But as Delaware’s initial and subsequent seasons demonstrated, that winning tradition was a long time building. Delaware’s second game was also its first win, a 30-0 whitewash of the Warren Club of Wilmington. A 0-0 draw with the Conference Club of Dover closed out that first campaign, one of only nine non-losing seasons in Delaware’s first 25 years. A new home greeted the 1913 squad. Presented by Eben B. and Stanley Frazer in memory of Delaware alumnus Joseph Heckert Frazer, Frazer Field was the varsity facility until 1946. Situated behind Carpenter Sports Building, the area is now used for intramurals. From 1947-1951, Wilmington Ball Park was home until Delaware Stadium opened in 1952. Delaware’s second quarter-century was a bit more successful, the Hens compiling a 87-109-14 slate. And then, in 1940, began the metamorphosis. From Children’s Home, an orphanage in Winston-Salem, NC, came William D. Murray, a Duke graduate who had coached the home team for nine years, losing only eight and logging 36 straight wins. Murray’s 1940 Delaware team lost its first three games by a combined 38-0.

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Few schools in any sport at any level can claim having just four head coaches since World War II. Delaware football has thrived under the leadership of College Hall of Fame members Bill Murray (left), Dave Nelson (center), Tubby Raymond (right). Raymond, who was inducted into the hall last summer, completed his brilliant 36-year career as head coach of the Blue Hens in 2001, completing his tenure with a record of 300-119-3 and three national titles. He became just the ninth coach in college football history to reach 300 wins when the Blue Hens posted a 10-6 victory over Richmond Nov. 10, 2001 at Delaware Stadium. Raymond was also honored twice during the 2002 season, having the playing surface at Delaware Stadium renamed Tubby Raymond Field in the season opener and being inducted into the University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame.

But after dropping the third contest of that season to Ursinus 25-0, a Murray team did not lose again until Maryland turned the trick 43-19 in the second game of the 1947 season. A 7-0-1 mark in 1941, 8-0 in 1942, and 10-0 small college national championship team in 1946 (there were no formal teams during World War II) led to an unbeaten streak that reached a still standing record 26 games. Murray returned to coach Duke in 1950 after a 49-16-2 Delaware log. He retired as Executive Director of The American Football Coaches Association 1982 and in 1974 was inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. A young man then arrived from the University of Maine attempting to fill Murray’s big shoes. And by inventing his own nowfamous Wing-T offense, Dave Nelson did just that. In 15 years as head coach, Nelson had only two losing years compiling an 84-42 overall record. In 1953 and 1954 under the direction of All-American quarterback Don Miller, Delaware was 15-3 and won the 1954 Refrigerator Bowl over Kent State 19-7. The Hens won their first Lambert Cup and Middle Atlantic Conference title in 1959 and repeated that double in 1962 and 1963. The 8-0 1963 team was named the nation’s best small college team by United Press International. Like Murray, Nelson, who passed away in 1992 after serving as commissioner of the Yankee Conference, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, in 1987. Nelson turned the coaching reins over to Harold “Tubby” Raymond, his assistant for 12 years, in 1966 so he could devote more time to his duties as Athletic Director. Raymond continued the winning tradition established by his predecessors and built Hall of Fame numbers himself. Raymond compiled a 300-119-3 record in 36 years, a mark that placed him 10th on the all-time college coaching win list along with such famous names as Eddie Robinson, Bear Bryant, and Joe Paterno. Raymond picked up his 300th career victory, becoming just the ninth coach in college football history to reach the mark and only

the fourth to earn all the wins at one school, when his Blue Hens defeated Richmond 10-6 in his final game at Delaware Stadium Nov. 10, 2001. Raymond gave Delaware’s program a national reputation for excellence. Only four of his teams had losing seasons, and only 13 won less than eight games. His teams were wire service national champions in 1971 and 1972, the latter an undefeated 10-0 unit, four Boardwalk Bowl wins in four tries, 14 Lambert Cups, three Middle Atlantic Conference titles, six Yankee Conference/Atlantic 10 titles, and 16 NCAA playoff appearances. His 1979 group finished the season as national champions by downing Youngstown State 38-21. A 13-1 record made them the nation’s winningest team – on any level. All those accomplishments also earned Raymond his special place in the College Football of Fame. Many of Raymond’s players attracted the interest of NFL scouts, including 2001 senior spread end Jamin Elliott who was drafted in the sixth round by the Chicago Bears in the April 2002 draft. Keeler continued that tradition, leading the Hens to an 86-52 record during his 11 seasons at the helm. He too had the chance to coach some outstanding players, including four All-Americans in 2003 in quarterback Andy Hall, defensive end Shawn Johnson, offensive guard Jason Nerys, and running back Germaine Bennett. In 2004 Keeler coached All-Americans Sidney Haugabrook, Chris Mooney, and Tom Parks. Hall (Philadelphia) and Johnson (Oakland) were both selected in the sixth round of the 2004 NFL Draft while Nerys (New York Jets) and safety Mike Adams (San Francisco) earned free agent tryouts. Adams, now in his eighth season in the NFL, currently is a member of the Denver Broncos. Delaware players having the most success in the pro ranks have been Conway Hayman (former Houston Oilers offensive lineman), Dennis Johnson (former linebacker with the Washington Redskins), Ivory Sully (former Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneer safety), and quarterbacks Jeff Komlo (former seven-year NFL veteran), Scott Brunner (former four-year part-time starter for the

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Blue Hen Football New York Giants), and All-Pro Rich Gannon, a fourth round draft pick who played 16 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, and Oakland Raiders. Gannon was one of the nation’s most recognized athletes, having been named the National Football League’s Most Valuable Player following the 2002 season in which he led the Raiders to the AFC title and a berth in the Super Bowl. Gannon also led Oakland to the 2000 AFC title game was named MVP of the Pro Bowl in Hawaii twice. Delaware’s most decordated NFL performer is Joe Flacco, a first round draft pick by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2008 NFL Draft, who has led the Ravens to the playoffs during each of his first five seasons. Flacco was named Super Bowl XLVII Most Valuable Player in February, 2013 during the Ravens’ 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Flacco was one of two former Blue Hens earning a Super Bowl ring, along with offensive lineman Gino Gradkowski who was a fourth round draft pick of the squad in 2012. Along with the successes on the field, success in the classroom has been a hallmark of University of Delaware football. Close to 90 percent of Delaware’s football letterwinners have gotten their degrees. A special tradition – of degrees and victories, of academics and athletics – that is the story of Blue Hen football. The following pages provide a time-line view of Delaware football’s first 121 seasons. The events and quotes used are excerpts from two books by Elbert Chance, “100 Years of Delaware Football”, published in 1989, and “100 Plus: The Story of Delaware Football’, which was published in the fall of 2002.

Delaware Football History with Drexel, of the Class “B” Eastern Championship, the 1930’s equivalent of today’s Lambert Cup. 1940 — The Board of Trustees disclosed on June 1 that William D. Murray, former All-Southern halfback at Duke, had been appointed Director of Athletics and head football coach. It was reported that Murray was changing the team’s style of play by installing a modified Warner system with a double wing formation operating behind an unbalanced line. The team lost its first three games without scoring a point, but the appearances were deceiving. 1941 — At the end of the 1941 season Delaware received its first invitation to play a post-season game. The Winston-Salem, NC Junior Chamber of Commerce invited the Blue Hens to meet Catawba College in the town’s Bowman Gray Memorial Stadium on November 29, 1941 for a guarantee of $1,500. Proceeds were to go to the Red Shields Club of underprivileged children as sponsored by the Salvation Army. Coach Murray declined, stating in his reply: “I’m afraid that there will be so much opposition here to a postseason game that they will not allow us to make this trip.” 1943 — Shortly after the season it was announced by Undersecretary of War Robert Patterson that Army trainees would not be allowed to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Delaware College had only 100 male civilians left, none with varsity experience. The Hens would not field a varsity football team until 1946.

1883 — “Our students have already received challenges to play football and baseball. Let some of our energetic fellows stir the students up to action, organize a football team and a baseball nine. We have the material here, if we can only get it into proper shape. The Review will be happy to record any and every victory our students may gain.” — 1883 Review article.

1946 — Football returned to the Delaware campus in a big way. It was not long before the eyes of the nation were on the Hens and their long unbeaten streak. Time referred to Delaware as the “Little Champ” and Newsweek marveled at the exploits of the “Big Blue Hens.” Fifty-seven squad members played in 1946 and 21 scored at least one touchdown. The team amassed 358 points in 10 games while holding opponents to 45, and was ranked 16th in the nation in the final Associated Press major college poll.

1889 — Delaware College fielded its first team and at Front and Union Street the Delaware Field Club took on the “boys of Delaware College” on October 26th. Reported The Morning News two days later: “All things considered, they (the Delaware college boys) made a good showing, and their team is composed of some good material.” The score: Delaware Field Club 74, Delaware College 0.

1946 — The Delaware-Muhlenberg game was billed as the “Battle of the Little Giants”, as the game to decide the nation’s small college national championship. Paul Hart scored two first half touchdowns and the Hens led 13-0. Muhlenberg’s Jack Crider scored in the third and Harold Bell passed to halfback Ed Sikorski for a fourth quarter score, but Delaware guard Gene Carrell blocked both conversion tries. Delaware’s Mariano “Nine” Stalloni

Collegiate Coaching 300-win club Coach (Last School) Overall Record (Yrs.) 1. #John Gagliardi (St. John’s, Minn.)....... 484-133-11 (63) 2. Eddie Robinson (Grambling)................. 408-165-15 (55) 3. Bobby Bowden (Florida State)................ 377-129-4 (44) 4. Amos Alonzo Stagg (Pacific)................. 329-190-35 (57) 5. Bear Bryant (Alabama).......................... 323-85-17 (38) 6. #Larry Kehres (Mount Union)................... 317-24-3 (26) 7. Pop Warner (Temple)........................... 308-106-32 (44) 8. Roy Kidd (Eastern Kentucky).................. 314-124-8 (39) 9. Frosty Westering (Pacific Luthern)............. 302-96-7 (39) 10. Tubby Raymond (Delaware)................... 300-119-3 (36) # Active coaches

TUBBY’S Milestone Victories 1st Win: 35-13 over Hofstra, 9/24/66 50th: 31-14 over West Chester, 10/21/72 85th (UD Record): 18-16 over Temple, 10/2/76 100th: 26-0 over North Carolina A&T, 10/14/78 150th: 30-13 over Wm. & Mary, 9/17/83 200th: 19-15 over Villanova, 10/13/90 250th: 38-17 over Hofstra, 11/25/95 300th: 10-6 over Richmond, 11/10/02

bullied in for the clincher for a 20-12 win. Delaware was national champions for the first time. 1951 — When Dave Nelson arrived at Delaware in 1951 he did not find ideal circumstances. Incoming coaches seldom do. What he found were the remnants of a 2-5-1 team, no campus stadium, and untested freshmen and sophomores. To compound his problem, his opening game was against Lehigh, a team Delaware had never beaten. Typically, Nelson’s team pulled a 7-0 upset. 1952 — The Blue Hens played their first season on campus at Delaware Stadium, opening with a 13-12 victory over Lafayette. Kenny Reith scored twice for the Blue Hens. 1953 — Signs of Delaware’s progress became readily apparent in 1953 when the Hens won their first ever game against UConn and tamed New Hampshire 48-0, which prompted a UNH lineman to mutter about the Delaware Wing-T’s misdirection, “You guys don’t play football like we do.”

1914 — The 1914 Delaware College team posted the best record in the first 52 years, 7-1-1, losing only to Lafayette. 1929 — The 1929 team capped a decade of futility with an 0-7-1 record that included only 24 points scored during the entire season. Included on the team was a letterman named J. Caleb Boggs, a future Congressman, Governor and U.S. Senator. 1931 — The 1931 team was undoubtedly the best Delaware had fielded to that time. It defeated Susquehanna, Richmond, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Military College and Haverford, tied St. Joseph’s and Rutgers, and lost only to Navy 12-7. It surrendered only 25 points during the season and was named co-champion,

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With a roster filled with war heroes and future doctors, lawyers, and business leaders, the 1946 University of Delaware football team won the school’s first “national championship” as the top small college team in the nation under coach Bill Murray. The team was ranked No. 16 in the Associated Press major college poll at the end of the season.

Blue Hen Football Delaware Football: A Winning Tradition NATIONAL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS 1946, 1963, 1971, 1972, 1979, 2003 NATIONAL FOOTBALL RUNNERS-UP 1974, 1978, 1982, 2007, 2010 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010 LAMBERT CUP (Eastern Champions) 1959, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 ECAC “TEAM OF THE YEAR” 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS 1932 (Eastern Class B),1959, 1962,1963, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2010 THE BOARDWALK BOWL 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 THE REFRIGERATOR BOWL - 1954 THE CIGAR BOWL - 1946 1959 — Under Nelson’s guidance, the Hens (8-1) won their first Middle Atlantic title and first Lambert Cup, awarded annually to the East’s best small college team. The Hens lost only to powerful Bowling Green of the Mid-American Conference.

Delaware Football History 1968 — In the final regular season game of the year, the Hens clinched their sixth Middle Atlantic Conference title with a 38-12 win against Bucknell. Chuck Hall broke the game open with a 66yard scoring run and Tom DiMuzio scored on a 20-yard run. The regular season was but a prelude to one of the great come-frombehind victories in Blue Hen football, the first Boardwalk Bowl, a game which Wilmington News Journal Sports Editor Al Cartwright gave aid and comfort to the enemy by describing the game as “the Cakewalk Bowl” since Delaware’s opponent was little known Indiana (PA). Indiana’s Bob Tate kicked a 32-yard field goal to put the Indians in front 24-23 with 1:00 left. In a hurry up offense, DiMuzio moved his squad to the nine-yard line, then found surehanded Ron Withelder for the game-winning tally, and a 31-24 win. 1969-70 — The Blue Hens moved on to two more Boardwalk Bowl victories, completing a 9-2 season with a 31-13 win over North Carolina Central. The win capped a season that saw the Hens, once gain paced by the passing of Tom DiMuzio and running of Chuck Hall, win the Middle Atlantic Conference title and yet another Lambert Cup title. The Hens repeated the act in 1970, going 9-2 and winning the Lambert Cup trophy with Jim Colbert calling the signals and Hall continuing his dominance on the ground. The Hens closed the season with a 38-23 win over Morgan State in the Boardwalk Bowl. 1971 — Delaware (10-1) won its third national championship, losing only to Temple, 32-27. The Hens ranked first in College Division statistics in total offense (515.6 yards per game), first in rushing (371.2); second in scoring (42.2 ppg); and seventh in rushing defense (57.9 yards allowed pg), Delaware made its final Boardwalk Bowl appearance, crushing highly touted C.W. Post and their star QB Gary Wichard, 72-22.

1972 — It was the culmination of the previous four seasons. The team was undefeated (10-0), and repeated as College Division National Champion in the eyes of both the AP and UPI. At the close of the season, team captain Dennis Johnson issued a statement to the press indicating that, by unanimous vote, the team had decided not to play again in the Boardwalk Bowl. The team felt there was no Eastern opponent worth playing, and NCAA rules prohibited meeting the top teams from other regions. There is little doubt that the Hens’ widely publicized decision led to the revised NCAA playoff format in 1973. 1973 — Delaware made its first NCAA Division II playoff appearance, bowing to Grambling 17-8. The Tigers were no match for the Hens, and four members of their team went on to start in the NFL. 1974 — The 12-2 Hens were national college division runnerups. In regular season play the Hens lost only to Temple, a 2117 thriller at Veteran’s Stadium. Notable wins included a rousing comeback win over the braggarts of the bayou, McNeese State, 29-24; a 49-7 pounding of Villanova, and a post-season 49-11 Wing-T clinic win over UNLV in the NCAA semifinals. Injuries took their toll, however, and the Hens bowed to Central Michigan 54-14 in the title game, a bitter disappointment for one of Delaware’s great teams. 1977 — ABC-TV offered Delaware $250,000 to move the season-ending game with undefeated Division I Colgate to Veterans Stadium for a 4 p.m. nationally televised game. Delaware Athletic Director Dave Nelson said no, a response that infuriated Colgate and shocked ABC. It left 23,019 Delaware fans delirious as the Hens upended the Red Raiders 21-3, ending their hopes of bowl bids and putting a satisfying end on what was a disappointing 6-3-1 season.

1963 — What Delaware opponents feared most was the sight of All-American halfback Mike Brown in the open field. Once he saw daylight, the fleet-footed Brown was never caught from behind. With running backs Joe Slobojan, John Wallace, Clint Ware, and Chuck Spangler, and crafty quarterback Chuck Zolak, they formed an unbeatable combination. The 1963 squad (8-0) was Nelson’s only undefeated team, winning the UPI small college national title. 1965 — The year 1965 is remembered as the end of Dave Nelson’s career as football coach and the elevation of assistant Harold R. “Tubby” Raymond. The change had nothing to do with unsatisfactory performance. It had instead to do with attempts to lure Raymond, a coach whose genius as a tactician had already been recognized by his coaching colleagues. An offer from the Connecticut triggered the change in command. Said Delaware president John A. Perkins, “Harold Raymond has had several opportunities to become head coach at other universities. We have every confidence that he will continue the high standards of performance and good sportsmanship for which Delaware teams are justly known.”

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Delaware Football History 1983 — On May 19, 1983, then UD President Dr. E.A. Trabant announced that Delaware was joining the Yankee Conference effective in 1986, citing the Blue Hens’ long association with many of the member institutions and the compatibility of their athletic philosophies. 1984 — The University of Delaware Board of Trustees announced a change in the policy governing financial aid to athletes from a need-based to an athletic scholarship program in the sports of football, men’s and women’s basketball, and field hockey. In 1986 the football program’s tuition scholarships were increased from 64 to the full NCAA allowance of 70. 1986 — The “Rich Gannon” era of Delaware football (198486), came to an end as Delaware won a share of the Yankee Conference in its first season of eligibility. The Hens defeated William & Mary 51-18 in the NCAA playoffs before falling to high powered Arkansas State in the quarterfinals, 55-14. Gannon finished his career with over 20 Blue Hen records including total offense marks for a season (3,332) and a career (7,436). 1988 — On May 19, 1988, Delaware ended a 34-year ban on the participation of freshmen in football, citing the fact that membership in the Yankee Conference decreed that “we should conduct our program in full compliance with the conference’s rules of operation. As the other members of the league do allow freshman participation at a varsity level, we feel it appropriate to do so at Delaware.” DT Rob Daddio became the first true freshman to play varsity football since 1954.

1990 — Despite a 6-5 record, 1990 marked a year of milestones for head coach Tubby Raymond. In addition to coaching his 25th season at Delaware, Raymond picked up career win No. 200 in a 19-15 victory at Villanova. Raymond became just the 21st college coach to reach that mark.

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The University of Delaware helmet design is familiar to fans nationally, and the Blue Hens’ pride in wearing it reflects their strong connection to the history of the game of college football. Commonly known as the “Michigan helmet”, the Blue and Gold headgear dates not to Ann Arbor but to Princeton in the early 1930’s. During football games at that time, both schools generally wore the same colored uniforms along with leather helmets. Princeton was coached by Fritz Crisler who used a helmet with a wing pattern on it that was manufactured by the MacGregorGoldsmith Co. To enable his quarterback to distinguish downfield receivers, Crisler had the leather dyed in Princeton’s black and orange colors. When Crisler moved to Michigan in 1938, he used the same helmet but changed the color scheme to Michigan’s Maize and Blue. Crisler had on his team a young man named Dave Nelson who used the same helmet when he became coach at Hillsdale College in Michigan, changing the color pattern to Blue and White. Nelson then brought the helmet with him to Harvard (in black and crimson) and later to Maine (in blue and white) in 1949. Nelson arrived in Newark in 1951 and once again with him came the helmet to which he adapted the Blue Hens’ blue and gold colors. By 1964, leather helmets were replaced by fiberglass and plastic helmets. Fellow Michigan graduate Tubby Raymond succeeded Nelson as head coach at Delaware in 1966 and continues today to use the same helmet design.

1988 — Delaware (7-5) won its second Yankee title, including a 38-20 upset at No. 4 New Hampshire, a come-from-behind last second 38-35 win over William & Mary, and the 13th consecutive win over UMass, coming on a late Don O’Brien field goal and a Mike Renna fumble recovery at the Delaware one with 1:05 left to play. The Hens fell to eventual national champion Furman 21-7 in the I-AA playoff’s first round. 1989 — Delaware celebrated its 100th football anniversary in style in a season full of special celebrations. The Hens posted a 7-4 record, including a 35-28 win over No. 4 ranked Maine on Homecoming/Centennial Day, and a thrilling 10-9 last minute win over Navy in the season finale.

All-American quarterback Scott Brunner led the Blue Hens to their first national championship on the field when Delaware captured the 1979 NCAA Division II title game over rival Youngstown State. He was inducted into the NCAA Division II Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

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1991 — Delaware Stadium welcomed night football as the Hens opened the season Aug. 31 with a 28-0 win over West Chester in the Texaco Star Classic, the first night “home” game for the Hens since Oct. 25, 1952 at the old Wilmington Blue Rock Stadium. The Hens went 10-2 before falling 42-35 in a double overtime loss to James Madison in the first round of the I-AA playoffs. The No. 6 Hens shared the Yankee title with Villanova and New Hampshire and won their first Lambert Cup title since 1982.

1992 — The Hens made another exciting run towards the national title but came up just short, falling to eventual champion Marshall 28-7 in the NCAA I-AA semifinals. The Hens (11-3) won their first outright Yankee title (7-1) and were named the ECAC Team of the Year. The Hens moved through the NCAA playoffs, rolling over Samford 56-21 and trouncing No. 1 ranked Northeast Louisiana 41-18 in Monroe, LA. Led by four-year starting quarterback Bill Vergantino, who set 24 school records, the Blue Hens advanced to the I-AA semifinal but were sidetracked when Vergantino was forced to miss the second half due to a virus after a 7-7 halftime deadlock. 1993 — If there were ever a roller coaster season, it was 1993. A high-powered Blue Hen offense combined with a suspect Delaware defense made for some exciting, if not heart-stopping, contests. Last minute wins and losses were the norm. The Hens pulled out a miracle 28-23 win over Northeastern in the regular season finale when the Huskies fumbled the ball away on the UD one-yard line in the closing seconds. Still, the Hens were invited to

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the I-AA playoffs for the third straight year. The Hens opened with a wild 49-48 win over No. 2 seed Montana, downing the Grizzlies in freezing conditions in Missoula when freshman quarterback Leo Hamlett came off the bench hit Keita Malloy on a 32-yard scoring pass with 55 seconds left. The game featured nine lead changes. The season would end though the following week as the Hens ended their season for the second straight year in Huntington, WV. Delaware lost to host Marshall 34-31 when the Thundering Herd kicked a field goal with three seconds left. The Marshall win overshadowed a valiant effort by UD quarterback Dale Fry who came back from a mid-season injury to rally the Hens from a 3117 deficit.

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1994 ­– After a 2-3 start the left the Blue Hens out of the national polls for the first time since the 1991 pre-season poll, the Blue Hens made a late run and finished 7-3-1. All-American fullback Daryl Brown became the Yankee Conference’s all-time leading rusher and Delaware’s first 4,000-yard gainer. 1995 ­– The Blue Hens’ absence from the I-AA playoffs was a brief one as Delaware returned in force and posted an 11-2 record, capped an undefeated 8-0 Yankee Conference mark, won the Lambert Cup and ECAC Team of the Year Awards, and advanced to the I-AA quarterfinals before losing to top-ranked McNeese State in unfriendly territory in Lake Charles, LA. Led by ECAC and Yankee Conference Player of the Year in QB Leo Hamlett and a revived defense, the Hens rolled to a 9-0 mark before falling to I-A Navy. Among the wins was an easy victory over defending national champion Youngstown State. The Hens “avenged” a 41-41 tie with Hofstra in 1994 by downing the Dutchmen 38-17 in the opening round of the I-AA playoffs at Delaware Stadium. It was then back to Bayou Country where the Hens never got it going, giving up six turnovers and allowing two kickoff returns for touchdowns to fall to McNeese 52-18. 1996 ­– The Hens qualified for the NCAA I-AA playoffs for the fifth time in six years but ran into a buzzsaw in their tournament opener, falling to No. 1 ranked and eventual undefeated national champion Marshall by a 59-14 score. The Hens barely squeezed into the playoffs, earning an at-large bid and a No. 15 seed. Delaware’s offense seemed to never get untracked as the Blue Hens averaged just 146.1 yards rushing per game, the lowest in Raymond’s tenure as head coach. It was the Delaware defense that provided much of the excitement. Led by All-Americans Kenny Bailey at safety and Brian Smith at linebacker, the Hens allowed just 360.4 yards per game and intercepted 24 passes, returning them for a I-AA record 506 yards and three touchdowns. 1997 ­– This was almost the year that the Hens went “all the way.” If not for a last second field goal by McNeese State’s Shonz LaFrenz in the NCAA I-AA semifinals at Delaware Stadium, Delaware might have been looking at its first ever I-AA title. But it wasn’t to be. The Hens, who overcame the early season loss of standout kick returner/spread end Eddie Conti and safety Dale Koscielski to knee injuries, enjoyed a brilliant season, winning 11 straight games following an early season loss to a Villanova team that spent much of the season ranked No. 1 in the nation. Delaware finished the regular season with a 10-1 mark and posted

Eddie Conti enjoyed one of the finest seasons in school history in 1998. A consensus first team All-American, Conti set 43 school, Atlantic 10, and NCAA I-AA records. His 1,712 receiving yards led all I-AA receivers and broke NFL star Jerry Rice’s record set in 1984 at Mississippi Valley State (Photo by Archie Malecki)

two hard-fought playoff wins at Delaware Stadium over Hofstra (24-14) and Georgia Southern (16-7) to set up a rematch with McNeese State. The Hens came within inches of advancing to the title game for the first time since 1982 as the Cowboys converted a key fourth down at midfield in the final minute to set up LaFrenz’s winning 31-yard field goal for a 23-21 victory. The Hens’ attack was paced by record-setting SE Courtney Batts and All-Americans Brian Smith (LB) and Dorrell Green (SS). 1998 ­– Although the Blue Hens (7-4) missed out on the post-season for just the third time in the 1990’s, the 1998 season certainly did not lack for excitement. That excitement came from spread end extraordinaire Eddie Conti. The 5-9 speedster rewrote the record books, breaking 43 school, Atlantic 10, and NCAA I-AA receiving and kick return records and led the nation in receiving with 91 catches for 1,712 yards (breaking I-AA record held by current NFL star Jerry Rice) and 10 touchdowns. Conti earned consensus first team All-American honors and joined teammate, center Brian Cook, in the Blue-Gray All-Star Game on Christmas Day. QB Matt Nagy took over the full-time job early in the season when Brian Ginn broke his leg vs. West Chester and enjoyed some great numbers, throwing for a school-record 2,916 yards and earning a passing rating of 157.4, the second best mark in the nation. Among the Hen highlights was a 59-17 win over then No. 5 ranked Connecticut in Storrs, CT. Nagy threw for 556 yards and Conti caught 15 passes for 345 yards. 1999 ­– In a season filled with a myriad of injures and nearmisses, the Blue Hens posted a 7-4 record and just missed out on an NCAA I-AA playoff berth for the second straight year. Various injuries forced 41 different players into starting roles and only one player (DT Mike Pinckney) started every game on defense. Among the near misses were a 42-35 loss at home to No. 9 ranked Lehigh, a 26-19 loss to defending national champion Massachusetts, and a

1946 – 16th, Associated Press 1959 – 4th, United Press International 1962 – 9th, UPI 1963 – 1st, UPI; 2nd, AP 1969 – 10th, UPI; 10th, AP 1970 – 8th, UPI, 11th, AP 1971 – 1st UPI; 1st AP 1972 – 1st UPI; 1st AP 1973 – 3rd AP; 10th, UPI 1974 – 3rd, UPI; 4th, AP 1976 – 4th AP; 4th NCAA 1978 – 3rd, NCAA 1979 – 1st, NCAA 1980 – 6th, NCAA 1981 – 7th, NCAA 1982 – 3rd, NCAA 1984 – 19th, NCAA 1986 – 13th, NCAA 1988 – 15th, NCAA 1991 – 6th, NCAA 1992 – 8th, NCAA 1993  –  18th, The Sports Network 1995 –  6th, TSN 1996 –  10th, TSN 1997 –  3rd, TSN; 3rd, USA Today/ESPN 1998 –  23rd, TSN; 24th, USA Today/ESPN 2000 –  3rd, TSN; 3rd, USA Today/ESPN 2003 – 1st, TSN; 1st, USA Today/ESPN 2004 – 7th, TSN; 8th, USA Today/ESPN 2007 – 2nd, TSN; 2nd, AFCA; 2nd, CSN/AGS 2010 – 2nd, TSN; 2nd, AFCA/FCS 2011 – 17th, TSN; 20th, AFCA/FCS

Note: The Sports Network took over the I-AA poll in 1993. USA Today/ESPN Sportsticker began a poll in 1997. NCAA Committee Poll was the only poll from 1976-1992. UPI poll was conducted by coaches, AP by the media. bitter season-ending 51-45 overtime loss to arch-rival Villanova in a game the Hens had led 45-24 with nine minutes left in regulation. Highlights were thrilling overtime wins over William & Mary (34-27 in the season opener under the lights at Delaware Stadium) and 37-34 at Northeastern. Senior OT Jim Stull, a former walk-on, earned All-American honors. In addition, the Hens set a Delaware Stadium record with an average attendance of 20,371 per game. 2000 ­– The Blue Hens (12-2) started off a new century in style, thrilling fans with a big-time passing game and a stingy defense on the way to the Atlantic 10 title, the Lambert Cup and ECAC Team of the Year awards, and above all, the national semifinals. The team was certainly one of the finest in Delaware history, filled with a group of talented veterans whose goal was to return to the NCAA tournament after consecutive 7-4 seasons that kept them out of the post-season party. The Hens, whose only regular season loss was a 45-44 overtime heartbreaker to New Hampshire in November, were determined to become the first UD team to advance to the national title game since 1982. And the prospects looked good for Delaware after decisive home victories of 49-14 over Portland State and 47-22 over local rival Lehigh in the first two rounds.

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Those wins gave Delaware the chance to host defending national champion Georgia Southern, a young but talented team that featured Walter Payton Award winning HB Adrian Peterson. Despite Peterson’s 198 yards, the UD defense held the potent Eagle running attack in check for most of the day, but it was missed opportunities that spelled doom for the Hens in a 27-18 setback. The Hens could never take advantage of four Eagle fumbles and consistently good field position as Georgia Southern left Newark with a win and downed Montana the following week for their second straight national title. The Hens were a team loaded with stars with the likes of All-Americans Matt Nagy at quarterback, Jeff Fiss at center, Mike Cecere at defensive end, and co-captain Brian McKenna at linebacker. Nagy set 12 school season and career records during the campaign, firing away for 3,436 yards and 28 touchdowns. Fiss anchored an offensive line that helped the Hens rank second nationally in scoring at 41.4 points per game (2nd best all-time in UD history) while McKenna, the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year, and Cecere, the first four-time all-conference selection in school history, paced a rugged defense that posted three shutouts and held four other opponents to 14 points or less. Among the other highlights were a No. 2 national ranking in The Sports Network Top 20 poll; setting a regular season home attendance record (21,154) for the second straight year; establishing a modern day UD record for points in a game with an early season 84-0 drubbing of West Chester; and an emphatic 44-14 win over eventual national quarterfinalist and No. 4 ranked Hofstra as versatile cocaptain and team MVP Craig Cummings became the first player in UD history to pass for a touchdown, rush for a touchdown, and catch a touchdown pass in the same game. 2001 ­– Although the Blue Hens suffered their first losing season since 1987 with a 4-6 mark, the year was a memorable one as head coach Tubby Raymond earned his 300th career coaching victory with a late-season 10-6 triumph over Richmond at Delaware Stadium. The win placed Raymond among just nine coaches in the history of the sport to reach the monumental victory plateau. The game proved to be the last home game for Raymond as he announced his retirement in February, ending a Hall of Fame career that saw him lead the Blue Hens to national prominence on the small college level, and handing the reigns over to his former player, K.C. Keeler. Other highlights saw the emergence of quarterback Mike Connor, who become the first true freshman to play quarterback in a varsity game for the Blue Hens since Don Miller in 1951 when he led UD against William & Mary Oct. 20. In addi-

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tion, senior spread end  Jamin Elliott moved up among the all-time leading receivers in Atlantic 10 history and was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the sixth round of the NFL draft, becoming Delaware’s first drafted player since 1987. Among the disappointments was a 20-7 loss to Northeastern Sept. 29 in a game that saw the Blue Hens gain just 56 total yards, the lowest total in Raymond’s tenure at Delaware. The season was also marred by the tragedies of Sept. 11 that rocked the United States and forced the cancellation of most every sporting event in the country, including the Blue Hen football team’s Sept. 15 game vs. West Chester. It was the first time that a UD football game was cancelled since the Blue Hens moved into Delaware Stadium in 1952. 2002 ­– The start of the K.C. Keeler Era of University of Delaware football certainly got off to an exciting start. With Tubby Raymond literally passing the ball to Keeler in a pre-game ceremony in which the Delaware Stadium field was named in the Hall of Fame coach’s honor, the 2002 season started with a bang with the Hens knocking off No. 5 ranked and eventual national semifinalist Georgia Southern 22-19 before crowd of 19,056. However, the young Blue Hen team could not sustain the momentum and finished with a 6-6 mark. But it was a season of tough losses and close calls for a team led by All-American linebacker Dan Mulhern. In addition to the win over Georgia Southern, the Hens also posted one-sided wins over Atlantic 10 co-champions Northeastern (2710) and Maine (37-13). But the Hens also dropped an overtime decision to last place Rhode Island and lost their six games by a combined total of just 26 points, including five of them by four points or less. Never were the close losses tougher than the season finale when rival Villanova, led by Atlantic 10 Player of the Year QB Brett Gordon, marched 74 yards on 11 plays to score the game-winning touchdown on a seven-yard pass with just 15 seconds remaining for a 38-34 Wildcat victory. The 2002 season also marked the retirement of a Delaware football icon for the second straight year. Elbert Chance, who missed just a handful of games in his 49-year tenure as the unmistakable voice as public address announcer at Delaware Stadium, announced his retirement. 2003 ­– Delaware’s first I-AA National Championship came in a near perfect season as the Blue Hens went 15-1 on their way to their first national title in 24 years. Although the regular season was not without its thrillers – the Blue Hens beating bowl-bound Navy in Annapolis, sparked by a first down run by Sean Bleiler on a fake punt deep in Delaware territory; a furious fourth quarter rally sparked by Sidney Haugabrook’s punt return for a touchdown in the closing seconds of the third quarter to beat Maine in overtime; a triple-overtime win over Massachusetts on Senior Day to prevent the Minutemen from clinching the Atlantic 10 title outright; a courageous effort by Andy Hall, leading Delaware to a win over rival Villanova on the final day of the regular season after seperating his shoulder midway through the first quarter. The playoffs, however, Delaware made look easy – disposing of Southern Illinois with a 27-point first quarter, blistering Northern Iowa after eight inches of snow fell on Delaware Stadium the morning of the game, shutting down a potent Wofford option attack in the semifinals to cap a perfect 10-0 mark at home, and holding Colgate’s Walter Payton Award winner Jamaal Branch to 55 yards rushing in a 40-0 thumping of the Big Red in the national title game in

front of a national ESPN audience. It was the eighth time all season that Delaware had scored 40 or more points in a game. Hall, who finished third in the Walter Payton Award voting, set records for completions in a game and season, while also thrilling Blue Hen fans with his ability to run, becoming just the fourth quarterback at UD to rush for 1,000 career yards and throw for 2,000 career yards – amassing those totals in just two seasons. Hall was joined by Shawn Johnson, Jason Nerys and Germaine Bennett on AllAmerican squads. 2004 ­– Although the 2004 University of Delaware football season fell agonizingly short of a second straight NCAA I-AA national championship, another chapter of success was added to the rich legacy of Blue Hen football. Yet another Blue Hen campaign consisted of record-breaking individual performances, sellout crowds at Delaware Stadium, special plays, and a conference championship. Playing the second toughest schedule among all I-AA schools, K.C. Keeler’s charges put together an impressive record of 9-4, advanced to the NCAA I-AA quarterfinals, and captured a second straight Atlantic 10 Conference title with a record of 7-1. Of the Hens’ four losses, three were to 2004 I-AA playoff teams, including national champion James Madison, and one came at the hands of I-A bowl participant Navy. A stunning 44-38 overtime loss to Atlantic 10 foe William & Mary in the I-AA quarterfinals, a game in which the Hens led 31-10 at halftime, did nothing to diminish what was one of the finest seasons in school history. The Blue Hens proved all season that they could come back from adversity. After falling to New Hampshire in the season opener, Delaware bounced back with six straight wins to get back into the playoff hunt. After the Hens followed that streak with back to back losses to Navy and James Madison, Delaware once again showed its mettle, defeating Richmond on the road and rival Villanova at home to clinch a I-AA playoff berth. Facing pesky Patriot League champion Lafayette in the opening round, the Hens held on for a 28-14 victory over the Leopards, setting up the showdown with the Tribe in Williamsburg, VA. The 2004 season was loaded with individual accomplishments for the Blue Hens. Cornerback and kick returner Sidney Haugabrook earned a spot on several All-American teams and played in the prestigious East-West Shrine Game in San Francisco. A threat every time he touched the ball, Haugabrook ranked among the national leaders in both punt returns and kickoff returns and returned three kicks for touchdowns on the season. Chris Mooney and Tom Parks became one of the nation’s top defensive line tandems as both earned All-American honors. Once again the vocal leader of the defensive unit was middle linebacker Mondoe Davis - a first team All-Atlantic 10 selection who led the squad with 123 total tackles. Led by quarterback Sonny Riccio, the Blue Hen offense scored 20 or more points in all but one game. Riccio had several record-setting performances and finished the year throwing for 2,698 yards and 16 touchdowns. All-East tackle Trip DelCampo led a veteran offensive line, while third team All-Atlantic 10 selection David Boler caught 65 passes to lead a talented group of receivers. 2005 ­– While the emergence of Omar Cuff as one of the nation’s top all-purpose runners excited Blue Hen coaches and fans alike, the 2005 campaign was a disappointing one in the fact that injuries ravaged the squad and kept Delaware (6-5) from mak-

Blue Hen Football ing a third straight trip to the NCAA I-AA playoffs despite opening the year 3-0 and winning the final two games of the season over William & Mary and Villanova on the road. Cuff, who came to the forefront midway through the 2004 season, proved that the previous season was no fluke as he earned All-American honors and became the first player to lead the team in both rushing and receiving since 1985. He ran for 1,205 yards and caught 41 passes for 414 yards to rank among the national leaders and enjoyed one of the finest games ever for UD back when he ran for 236 yards and four touchdowns in a mid-season 34-28 win over defending NCAA I-AA national champion James Madison. But the injuries took their toll. The Blue Hens lost 13 players to season-ending injuries at some point during the season, including the loss of All-Atlantic 10 wide receiver David Boler to a knee injury before pre-season drills even started, the loss of co-captain Roger Brown to a sports hernia after the third game of the season, and that of wide receiver Joe Bleymaier to a spleen injury at mid-season. However, those injuries did give head coach K.C. Keeler the opportunity to see what some other players could do. And many responded well as a total of eight true freshmen saw game action - a school record - and 19 different players started one or more games. Among the emerging standouts who were thrust into first-year competition due to injuries and other circumstances were defensive end Matt Marcorelle, center Jon Herrman, safety Aaron Hicks, kicker Zach Hobby and punter Stuart Kenworthy. The season was a history-making one only for the fact that for the first time in Delaware Stadium history, a home game had to be moved due to unplayable field conditions. Opening the season with six home games in the first seven weeks and a rainy fall didn’t help the cause and a heavy rainstorm Oct. 8 made the Tubby Raymond Field surface virtually unplayable in a 10-6 loss to Hofstra. The conditions of the field forced the following week’s scheduled home game vs. Richmond to be moved south to Richmond, VA and natural turf was set down in order to play the Massachusetts game three weeks later. But like the injuries, good came of this too. A new $900,000 surface was installed and irrigation systems improved during the spring.

Delaware Football History 2006 – After suffering a myriad of injuries for the second straight season, Delaware finished with a 5-6 mark, finishing under .500 for just the second time since 1988. After opening the season with a 30-7 win over West Chester and a surprising 17-10 setback to Albany, the Blue Hens scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to defeat Rhode Island, 24-17, in their Atlantic 10 opener. After a pair of narrow defeats, including a 52-49 shootout loss to top-ranked New Hampshire, Delaware posted a 10-6 Homecoming win over Hofstra and then stunned No. 10 Richmond by a 28-24 score. Senior tight end Ben Patrick, playing his only season with the Blue Hens after transferring from Duke, was a consensus first team All-American and was picked in the seventh round of the NFL draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He led the team with 64 receptions and six touchdown catches and was joined on the All-Atlantic 10 team by running back Omar Cuff, offensive lineman Mike Byrne, wide receiver Aaron Love, and kick returner Rashaad Woodard. 2007 – Delaware football returned to national prominence in a big way, advancing all the way to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision national title game before falling to three-time defending champion Appalachian State by a 49-21 score in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Blue Hens finished with an 11-4 mark and also earned the Lambert Cup Trophy and were named the ECAC Team of the Year for the first time since the 2003 national title season. The Colonial Athletic Association, of which the Blue Hens were members in almost every sport, took over governance of the football league that was previously run by the Atlantic 10. The CAA could not have been happier that they made the move as the league placed an NCAA record five teams in the playoffs with Delaware being joined by league co-champions Massachusetts and Richmond as well as New Hampshire and James Madison. The season was highlighted by the brilliant play of the Blue Hen offensive unit, which led the CAA in scoring, passing, and total offense behind the efforts of five All-Americans, including RB Omar Cuff, QB Joe Flacco, and OT Mike Byrne. Cuff capped a career that saw him set 28 school records by running for 1,945 yards and set-

Running back Omar Cuff (28) clearly established himself as one of the great ball-carriers in the history of Delaware football, earning AllAmerican honors in both 2005 and 2007, leading the nation in scoring in 2007, and ending his career as the No. 2 leading ground gainer. (Photo by Mark Campbell).

ting NCAA records with 35 rushing touchdowns and 39 total scores. QB Joe Flacco, who would go on to become Delaware’s first-ever first round NFL Draft pick, was spectacular, throwing for 4,263 yards and 23 touchdowns to earn CAA and ECAC Player of the Year honors. The Blue Hens jumped out to a 5-0 record, including an impressive 49-31 win at William & Mary in the season opener as Cuff matched an NCAA record by scoring seven touchdowns while also rushing for 244 yards in the first-ever CAA contest. Wins over West Chester, Rhode Island, Towson, and Monmouth followed before a comeback fell short in a 35-30 loss at New Hampshire. Three straight wins followed, including a memorable, highlight-reel 5952 win over NCAA FBS Bowl-bound Navy and a key 37-34 win over No. 12 James Madison. The Hens closed out the regular season with two straight losses, including a grueling five-overtime 62-56 epic setback at home to Richmond, but the team’s body of work for the season earned Delaware the NCAA playoff berth. As usual, the “second season” took on a life of its own. The Blue Hens faced off against in-state rival Delaware State in the historic first-ever meeting between the state’s only NCAA Division I programs in the opening round. A media frenzy descended upon the matchup, but when it was all done, the Hens had picked up an easy 44-7 win before a national ESPN audience and a Delaware Stadium playoff record crowd of 19,765. Cuff led the way, setting a school single game record with 288 yards rushing. The Hens then hit the road and came away with two impressive comeback victories to earn a spot in the national championship game for the second time in five years. Delaware started off with a 39-27 win over top-ranked and previously undefeated Northern Iowa, overcoming a quick 10-0 deficit and the deafening roar of the indoor UNI Dome to post one of the most impressive wins in school history. The next week it was off to Illinois where the Hens once again fell behind 10-0 early on but recovered to knock off No. 3 seed Southern Illinois in the semifinals. That set up a meeting with Appalachian State in the title game as Delaware faced a Mountaineer team that not only was the two-time defending national champions, but had earlier made all the headlines when it knocked off Michigan in one of the biggest upsets in college football history. But the dream season ended there as Appalachian State, led by star QB Armanti Edwards, jumped out to a 28-7 lead at halftime and never looked back on the way to the win. 2008 – During a season in which the Blue Hens were decimated by injuries, Delaware went 4-8 and set a school record for losses in a season. After opening the year with a respectable 14-7 loss at ACC foe Maryland, the Blue Hens defeated West Chester, 48-20, in their home opener. Following a narrow two-point defeat at Furman, UD again evened its record with a 38-7 blowout of Albany. Following three consecutive losses the Blue Hens reponded with a 17-0 shutout at Hofstra. Delaware’s final victory of the season came during a 31-21 victory over Towson, as Junior Jabbie ran for two touchdowns. Despite the challenging season, wide receiver Aaron Love set a school record with 193 career receptions. Safety Charles Graves was named to the All-CAA First Team and was a second team Associated Press All-American. Center Kheon Hendricks was named honorable mention All-American, while defensive end Matt Marcorelle joined Hendricks on the All-CAA Second Team. Tight End Robbie Agnone was named to the all-conference third team for the Blue Hens.

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Delaware Football History defense limited the Wildcats to just 237 yards and two third down conversions on the night, as a field goal late in the first quarter would be the only points UNH would muster. A Perry field goal sent the teams into the half tied at 3-3, before Devlin hit White on a 24-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to put Delaware in front for good. Mark Schenauer hauled in a another TD strike from Devlin early in the fourth, while Walters picked off a pass at the Blue Hens’ 9-yard line with 5:47 to play to ice the victory. The UD defense was the deciding factor the following week as well, forcing four Georgia Southern turnovers in Delaware’s 27-10 win that sent the Blue Hens to their second FCS National Championship Game appearance in four years. Devlin found Schenauer on a six-yard strike to open the scoring, and after the Eagles pulled within 10-3, Phillip Thaxton hauled in a 24-yard touchdown pass from Devlin to put the Blue Hens up by 14 points. Midway through the fourth quarter Georgia Southern scored its lone touchdown to again get within seven, but the Hens answerd just a minute and a half later on a seven-yard touchdown run by Hayes to put the game away. Facing top seeded Eastern Washington in the final in Frisco, Tex., the Blue Hens dominated for most of the opening three quarters while opening up a 19-0 lead. Pierce opened the scoring with a two-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, while two Perry field goals in the second gave Delaware a 13-0 advantage at the break. Hayes scored from one yard out halfway through the third stanza as it appeared the Hens were well on their way to the title, but the Eagles began their comeback with a touchdown near the end of the third quarter. Bo Levi Mitchel then connected with Nicholas Edwards with 8:16 remaining, and then found Brandon Kaufman for an 11-yard strike with 2:47 left to put EWU in front. Delaware had one last chance, but Devlin’s fourth down pass to Schenauer came up short of a first down at the EWU 39-yard line with 47 seconds remaining. 2011 – The Blue Hens closed the season with a flourish by winning their final three games of the year, but narrowly missed out on the FCS playoffs and finished 7-4 during the campaign. After opening the year with a loss at Navy, Delaware reeled off three consecutive victories over West Chester, Delaware Sate and Old Dominion, including a 27-17 triumph over the Monarchs in its CAA opener. Following a loss at Maine, the Blue Hens returned home to post a 21-0 blanking of ninth-ranked William & Mary, UD’s second shutout of the year. Defeats to Massachusetts and Rhode Island pushed Delaware back to the .500 mark, before the Blue Hens ripped off three wins to close the year. UD posted an impressive 35-30 triumph at eventual league champion Towson, before recording a 24-10 Homecoming win over Richmond. Delaware then defeated Villanova, 26-16, at PPL Park to take home the Battle of the Blue trophy for the first time. OL Gino Gradkowski was named a first team All-American, and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens the following spring. OL Shea Allard and K Sean Baner joined Gradkowski on the All-CAA First Team while RB Andrew Pierce, OL Rob McDowell, DL Michael Atunrase, WR Nihja White and CB Travis Hawkins were second team selections. 2012 – The season began promising enough for Delaware, as the Blue Hens opened the year with four consecutive victories, including a 51-21 thrashing at William & Mary in the conference opener. However the Blue Hens would win just one game the rest

of the way, a 47-24 Homecoming triumph over Rhode Island. Delaware dropped its final four games of the season for the first time since 1935. Linebacker Paul Worrilow was a third team Sports Network All-American, and was selected first team All-CAA. Nihja White, Bobby Kennedy and Zach Kerr were second team all-league picks while Andrew Pierce, Jeff Williams and Brandon Heath were third team picks. Williams was named the CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year.

DELAWARE FOOTBALL POSTSEASON HISTORY Entering the 2013 season, Delaware will be taking aim on the quest for its 25th year of post-season competition since 1968, a record that speaks for itself. In those previous years, Blue Hen teams have appeared in four Boardwalk Bowls (winning all four) and participated in five NCAA Division II tournaments, posting an overall record of 7-4 with an NCAA title in 1979 and runner-up spots in 1974 and 1978. Since the move to I-AA football in 1981 (now FCS), Delaware has qualified for the playoffs 15 times, posting an overall mark of 22-14, winning its first I-AA National Championship in 2003 and advancing to the championship game in 1982, 2007 and 2010. Overall, the Blue Hens own an impressive all-time NCAA playoff mark of 33-18. The following is a recap of Delaware’s all-time post season appearances. 1946 • Cigar Bowl NATIONAL CHAMPIONS It’s necessary to go back to 1946 to find the first post-season appearance for a UD football team. After completing the season with a 10-0 slate, Coach Bill Murray’s first post-war team accepted a bid to play Rollins (Fla.) in the first Cigar Bowl. On New Year’s Day in Tampa, Fla., Delaware dominated the Tars 21-7. The extended their unbeaten string to 31. Although it came in the post-season polls, the win gave Delaware its first ever small college national championship. Delaware’s game-breaker was fullback Paul Hart, who passed for the Hens’ first and third TDs and scored the second himself on a three-yard run. “Big Paul” chalked up 118 of Delaware’s 231-yard rushing total. He was used so much that he wore out jerseys three times, donning numbers 42, 50 and 34 in 80-degree heat. Morning News Editor, Marty Levin, wrote, “...they (Delaware) played a bang-up game and simply overpowered the scrappy Rollins eleven with their enormous reserve strength.” The Hens went on to be ranked No. 16 in the entire country. 1954 •  Refrigerator Bowl Almost eight years later it was Dave Nelson’s 1954 team that went “bowling”, this time to the Refrigerator Bowl in Evansville, Ind. Delaware (8-2), whose losses were two 14-13 losses to Gettysburg and Muhlenberg, was plagued by mistakes but came on to defeat Kent State 19-7. “It was 35 and there was a freezing rain,” reminisced Nelson of his only bowl game. “We flipped a coin to see who would sit on the warmer side of the field where there were stands, since one side

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Halfback Jimmy Zaiser was the hero of the 1956 Refrigerator Bowl, scoring two fourth quarter touchdowns to lift the Blue Hens over Kent State.

was completely open. The loser got to dress in the locker room instead of a school up the road. As it turned out, we lost both because they carried their bench over to our warm side of the field. There were bails of hay stacked along the sidelines to keep us warm.” Kent State scored first, taking a seven point lead after capitalizing on All-American quarterback Don Miller’s mishandling of a Kent State punt. Delaware scored with 25 seconds left in the first half on Robert Moneymaker’s three-yard carry. But Jimmy Flynn missed the extra point. It didn’t look like Delaware’s day when another drive was stopped by an interception at the Golden Flashes’ two. But the fourth quarter became a blessing as two Jimmy Zaiser touchdown runs iced the cold contest. 1968 • Boardwalk Bowl It was 1968, Tubby Raymond’s third year as head coach, when the Hens played in the first of four consecutive Boardwalk Bowls. And that particular affair on the Atlantic City Convention Hall sod was the only close one. Unbeaten Indiana (Pa.) took a 9-0 mark against 7-3 Delaware. A 32-yard field goal gave the underdogs a 24-23 lead over Delaware with a minute to play. On the kickoff, Jim Lazarski returned the ball to the Hen 43 and All-America Quarterback Tom DiMuzio went to work. Three passes set up a first down on the Indiana 11. DiMuzio found Ron Withelder all alone for the score with :20 left and a 31-24 Delaware win. 1969-70-71 Boardwalk Bowls The next three years, North Carolina Central (31-13), Morgan State (38-23) and C.W. Post (72-22) fell in the Jersey shore classic. Even the first time black jack gambler at Resorts International must have had better luck than C.W. Post did that day. The 72 points were the second most ever scored by a Raymond team and clinched his first of two straight National Championships.

Delaware Football History No To Boardwalk Bowl Bid Ironically enough, Delaware gained as much notoriety by NOT playing in the Boardwalk Bowl. In 1972, Tubby’s troops finished 10-0 and were voted National Champions in the polls. The Boardwalk Bowl wanted a Delaware-UConn match-up, even though the Huskies had lost an earlier meeting 32-7. The Hen players, not wanting to risk their unbeaten season on a team they’d soundly beaten, voted the bid down. “I’ve always given the team a say,” said Raymond. “This is supposed to be an institution of enlightenment, where you have the opportunity to place decisions in the hands of students. It wasn’t right to play for the Eastern Championship when we’d already won the National Championship. I got heat for it, but it was a very courageous bit of accepting responsibility.” A year later the NCAA introduced the eight-team Division II playoffs.

stunning illegal fake substitution into the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter. With only 10 players lined up on the field, Northern Michigan hid a receiver along the sidelines, shielded by teammates. On the snap he took off down the sidelines, the Hen defense unknowing, and caught a 35-yard touchdown pass. “That was the first year of the escalated schedule,” said Raymond, “and the kids responded well. We won games that, in reality, we had no business winning, beating William & Mary and Temple and tying Villanova. The kids really came on in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year.” Though Delaware’s 1977 record of 6-3-1 wasn’t quite enough for a playoff spot, the season-ending 21-3 upset of unbeaten Colgate provided an impetus to success. The Hens rode a wave of emotion and All-American QB Jeff Komlo’s arm through pre-season and an 8-3 record in 1978.

1973 NCAA Division II Tournament In the first NCAA College Division playoff game, Grambling proved to be too strong an opponent, holding the Hens to 85 total offensive yards in a 17-8 win. Of that game, Tubby Raymond is quick to point out that four members of that Grambling team were first round NFL draft picks the following winter, including Sammy White, the former Minnesota Vikings’ All-Pro receiver.

1978 NCAA Division II Tournament In a Thanksgiving weekend quarterfinal game in Delaware Stadium, linebacker K.C. Keeler intercepted three Jacksonville (Ala.) State second half passes to turn a 27-27 tie into a 42-27 victory. One week later, Delaware put on an encore performance of their 1974 Las Vegas win by stunning No. 1 ranked Winston-Salem 410. An ABC-TV audience saw Delaware’s defense hold the unbeaten victors, who counted All-Pro Timmy Newsome, a future Dallas Cowboy, among their players, to just seven yards rushing, a small chunk of their 300-yard average. But on a cold, wet afternoon in Longview, Tex., championship dreams were shattered. The roots of Eastern Illinois’ 10-9 win could be found in five Hen turnovers, a missed extra point, and a stingy Eastern defense inside the 20-yard line. As the final seconds ticked off, Brandt Kennedy’s 40-yard field goal sailed inches to the right.

1974 NCAA Division II Tournament One year later, the Hens went 10-1 and won their seventh straight Lambert Cup. Youngstown State was victimized in the quarterfinals 35-14 and UNLV fell a week later 49-11. It was the win over UNLV, seen on nationwide television, that brought praising reviews of the Delaware Wing-T and has been called a classic. “The occasion for all this wooing was a clinic on how to run the Wing-T,” described Bill Lyon of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “The instruction was provided by the University of Delaware. The unwitting and frustrated defense was provided by UNLV, a team that had been 12-0. “Oh, this wasn’t supposed to be a clinic. It was supposed to be the Grantland Rice Bowl. Well, Delaware taught Nevada a 49-11 object lesson, and there it was again, the quarterback handing off to the right halfback, who was handing off to fullback, who was...” A week later the tables were dramatically turned by Central Michigan, leaving the Hens as NCAA runners-up to a 54-14 tune. “It is conceivable that it was one of our best games,” admitted Raymond of the 49-11 UNLV win, “but it was very costly. Six regulars didn’t play in the final game and three replacements didn’t even make the team the next year. They couldn’t stay high for the long period (14 games) of time.” 1976 NCAA Division II Tournament The 1976 playoff appearance completed one of Raymond’s most rewarding seasons as coach. Nonetheless, the season ended on a bitter note. A 17-7 Delaware lead in the NCAA quarterfinals against Northern Michigan turned into a 28-17 loss when the visitors turned a

1979 NCAA Division II Tournament NATIONAL CHAMPIONS The bitter cold memories of Texas were diminished in part in 1979 under the sunny skies of Albuquerque, NM, where Delaware (13-1), in its third try, won its elusive Division II national title by roaring back from a 21-7 deficit to defeat Youngstown 38-21. Delaware finished its 1979 regular season schedule with an impressive 10-1 slate, the only blemish being a 31-14 loss to the nation’s 17th ranked Division I team and eventual Garden State Bowl champion, Temple. The impressive performance earned Delaware the tourney’s top seed and an opening round host assignment. The guest was Virginia Union in a game billed as “the irresistible versus the immovable.” Virginia Union’s team defense against opponent scoring and opponent rushing was the best in Division II while Delaware was the nation’s top ranked team in both scoring and total offense. The Hen offense proved the Virginia Union defense was indeed movable. Delaware rolled to a comfortable 58-28 quarterfinal win with 352 yards rushing as a team. As Delaware had done in 1974 and 1978, the Hens saved their best game for semifinal competition, giving a “near perfect” performance in defeating Mississippi College 60-10 at home.

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Head coach Tubby Raymond is carried off the field on the shoulders of his team following the Blue Hens’ 38-21 win over Youngstown State in the 1979 NCAA Division II national championship game at the Zia Bowl in Albuquerque, NM. The Blue Hens have won six national titles.

Of the 10 times Delaware touched the ball, nine times it crossed the goal line. The 12th Delaware win tied the school win record set in 1974 and sent Delaware to the title game for the third time in six years. The 60 points set an NCAA Tournament record. Four weeks after rallying from a 31-7 halftime deficit to win the famed “Shoot-Out at Youngstown” by a 51-45 margin, Delaware and Youngstown squared off again in New Mexico Stadium, with the stakes being the NCAA title. As was the case in the first meeting, Delaware quickly fell behind 21-7 before Scott Brunner hit Phil Nelson with a five-yard pass and Vince Hyland picked off a Keith Snoddy pass and returned it 61 yards for a 21-21 tie as the first half ended. In the second half, an Al Minite-led defense shut down Snoddy’s option and passing games. Though Penguin running back Robby Robson gained 127 yards, he could not survive the best day of Scott Brunner’s Blue Hen career. Brunner tossed for 296 yards including a game winning 75-yard aerial to Jay Hooks in the third quarter. A 47-yard Kennedy field goal and a 34-yard Gino Olivieri run completed the scoring as Delaware finished the year at 13-1, the nation’s winningest team at any level. The national title was the third of the decade for UD and the first on the field. “I would have to say the total aspect of this team might well make it the best we have ever had,” said Raymond in the Wilmington News Journal. “It’s the approach where a group of players get together to say, ‘Let’s do it.’ To me, that makes it far better and far stronger and far more talented than the sum of its parts. “When you consider there are 138 Division II teams, no one else comes close to this achievement. I feel the championship game was more difficult than Ohio State going to the Rose Bowl. All Ohio State had to do was win the Big 10 championship. We had to win three playoff games.”

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1981 NCAA I-AA Tournament In 1981 the Blue Hens continued that tradition of saying “Let’s do it,” but winning the final five games of the season to earn a berth in the Division I-AA tournament as an independent and the tourney’s seventh seed. They drew the unenviable task of facing Eastern Kentucky, the tourney’s top seed and eventual national runner-up. The game proved to be one marked primarily by offense as both teams were practically unstoppable when in control of the ball. In the end, however, the Colonels halted the Hens, who shanked a punt and with just one minute remaining, EKU’s Chris Issac hit flanker Ranard McPhaul with a 32-yard scoring pass to settle the score at 35-28 in Eastern Kentucky’s favor. 1982 NCAA I-AA Tournament In 1982 Eastern Kentucky and Delaware would meet again, this time for the I-AA championship. Delaware raced through the 1982 season, losing only to Temple 22-0. The Hen offense, paced by quarterback Rick Scully, averaged 34 points a game, while the defense, led by All-American George Schmitt, picked off 39 opponent passes, 13 by Schmitt. Voted third by the NCAA I-AA Football Committee and second by the national sportswriters’ poll, Delaware received an opening round tournament bye. Colgate, winners over Boston University 21-7 in opening round play, arrived in Newark hoping to halt the Hens’ nine-game win streak and for a while it seemed as if they might. The Red Raiders jumped to a 7-0 second quarter lead as QB Steve Calabria hit Joe Kozak on a 39-yard aerial over the middle. The Hens moved back in front 12-7 at the half on scores by Scully and Dan Reeder. Neither team scored until Colgate’s John Hoff scored on a 57yard punt return and the Raiders led 13-12 with 13:15 remaining. Cliff Clement provided the winning points for the third-seeded Hens when he converted a fourth and goal on the Colgate one with 8:22 left. Clement added the conversion and the Hens, behind a Schmitt

interception with 1:47 left and a last second pass deflection at the two, advanced 20-13. In a game reminiscent of the Hens’ win over Nevada-Las Vegas eight years earlier, Delaware shocked second seed Louisiana Tech on its home field 17-0 in a game played in hurricane-like rain that turned the stadium floor to a quagmire. Against a team that had been ranked 29th among all colleges by some leading football magazines and upset a ranked I-A team, Delaware’s defense stymied the efforts of vaunted QB Matt Dunigan who completed only 22 of 47 passes and was intercepted three times. Tech was so dominated by Delaware they reached Hen turf only once in the opening half and had a blocked punt lead to a 7-0 Delaware lead on a one-yard Rick Scully run. The second half was no different. Kevin Phelan swept in from the two for a 14-0 lead early in the final period and a Ken Pawloski interception set up a 22-yard K.C. Knobloch field goal to make it 17-0. Rick Scully, and Dan Reeder, who had 114 yards rushing, ran out the clock, prompting Hen coach Tubby Raymond to remark “How ‘Bout Them Hens!” in reference to Tech’s Bulldog slogan. A week later Delaware took aim on its second national title in four years when it squared off against Eastern Kentucky in the Pioneer Bowl in Wichita Falls, Tex. The Colonels capitalized on a blocked Delaware field goal and staved off a Delaware rally to claim a 17-14 win. Eastern Kentucky entered the game with a perfect 12-0 mark and the top seed. Delaware looked as if they would gain the game’s first score early in the second period when they covered a Colonel’s fumble. A dropped pass in the end zone led to a field goal try, but Richard Bell broke through, blocked the kick and ran 77 yards for the score. Delaware fumbled the second half kickoff and five plays later Eastern Kentucky went in to make it 17-0. It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that the Hens were able to punch in a score as Mark Steimer scored off a 20-yard option pass from halfback Phelan.

One of the most underrated quarterbacks in Delaware history, Rick Scully led the 1982 Blue Hens all the way to the national title game before falling to Eastern Kentucky 17-14.

Blue Hen Football Comeback hopes improved when Bill Maley covered an EKU fumble with 6:00 left and four plays later Delaware pulled to within three, 17-14, when Scully hit Tim Sager for a five-yard score. Eastern Kentucky, however, hung on to the ball until only 1:08 remained and Delaware started from its own two. Scully valiantly marched his troops to the Eastern Kentucky 49, but his last-gasp attempt went incomplete. 1986 NCAA I-AA Tournament In 1986, the Hens returned to the I-AA playoff field as winners of their first Yankee Conference championship. The quest started with promise Thanksgiving weekend in sunny Williamsburg, Va. where Delaware avenged a mid-season 24-18 loss to William & Mary by pounding the Tribe 51-17 in a first-round game played at Cary Stadium. Delaware jumped to a 20-9 halftime lead on scoring runs by Gannon and Bob Norris and two Neil Roberts field goals. The Tribe points had all come off Steve Christie three field goals as the Hen defense frustrated the Tribe offense. Delaware scored on eight of nine second half possessions and finished the day with 519 yards of offense. Gannon had an outstanding day, completing 15 of 23 passes for 234 yards and rushing for three touchdowns. The season came to an abrupt end the following week in Delaware Stadium when an explosive Arkansas State, the No. 2 seed, ran up a record 646 yards in total offense on its way to a 55-14 win. Using their powerful Wishbone offense, they rushed for 518 yards and scored on their first four possessions for a 31-14 at the half. In all, four ASU runners ran for 80 or more yards. Delaware (9-4) picked up 421 yards of offense itself, but seemed snake-bit with three fumbles and an interception. “They may have been the best team to ever visit Delaware Stadium,”said Tubby Raymond. “The discouraging part is that we turned the ball over. I felt in many ways they never stopped us until it was too late. I’m not saying that we should have beaten them, but we could have made it a very respectable football game. It simply turned out to be a bad day at Black Rock.” 1988 NCAA I-AA Tournament The Blue Hens made a surprising return visit to the NCAA I-AA playoffs. Surprising was the fact that the Hens started the year off 0-2 and were more geared to gaining back respectability than looking towards a playoff berth. What transpired over the next nine weeks was a total turnaround for the “never say die” Blue Hens. Six straight wins and a Yankee title-clinching win over Boston University set the stage. What followed was a disappointing 21-7 loss on Furman’s home turf in Greenville, SC in a game in which the outcome was separated only by a trio of big plays, none of which went the Hens’ way. And what made the loss even more painful was the No. 5 seed Paladin’s subsequent march to the national title. Furman’s first touchdown was set up by Delaware QB Dave Sierer’s fumble at his own 32 on the Hens’ first series. A three-yard scamper by QB Frankie DeBusk was followed by two Glenn Con-

Delaware Football History nally field goals that gave the Paladins a 13-7 halftime lead. Tight end John Yergey’s 19-yard TD reception from Sierer with 6:18 left in the half had put the No. 15 Hens on the board. In the fourth quarter, with the Hens still trailing by just six points, a major scoring opportunity was squandered when Sierer was intercepted two plays after UD safety Bryan Bossard had recovered a Furman fumble at the Paladin 25. Then came the biggest blow. Furman TB John Bagwell followed with a 63-yard run and a oneyard touchdown dive with 12:07 left. “I thought we played a truly great game,” said Tubby Raymond. “For the want of a couple of bounces we could have won the game...we would have won the game.” 1991 NCAA I-AA Tournament No one could have predicted an end to a season that was more exciting, or more disappointing. The Hens (10-2) had entered the playoffs as the No. 4 seed, but bowed out in the opening round as No. 16 James Madison (9-3) scored on the first play of the second overtime period and then stopped the Hens inside the five-yard line to claim the 42-35 double overtime win at Delaware Stadium. Delaware spotted JMU a 21-7 lead before rallying with two fourth quarter scores to send the game into overtime. After neither team scored in the first overtime, JMU scored the game-winner on the first play of the second extra session as Kenny Sims scampered 25 yards for his third touchdown. On Delaware’s possession, the Hens moved 19 yards to the two-yard line but on a fourth and one, Lanue Johnson fumbled a pitch and Tyrone Washington recovered to end the game. James Madison opened up a 21-7 halftime lead, but the Hens, who gained a season-high 536 yards on offense, battled back with 28 second half points to tie the score at 28-28, scoring the last 14 on a 37-yard end around by SE Keita Malloy with 9:45 left and sending the game into overtime on Johnson’s 48-yard run with 5:14 to play.

The classic Wing-T quarterback, Bill Vergantino set numerous school records during his career and led the Blue Hens to NCAA I-AA playoff appearances in 1991 and 1992.

Defense and leadership were the key components of Delaware’s march to the 1992 NCAA I-AA semifinals with captain and safety Dorrell Green leading the way.

“I wanted to win this game so bad,” said Vergantino, who hit on 19 of 24 passes for 239 yards and rushed for 121 more. “We had such a great team, such great talent with so much commitment that it hurts like hell to lose. We’ll never know how good we could have been.” 1992 NCAA I-AA Tournament The Blue Hens second straight trip to the NCAA I-AA playoffs was a thrilling one, but one that fell just one game short of the national championship game. After winning their first ever outright Yankee Conference title, the No. 8 Blue Hens and their high-powered offense ran over the likes of Samford (Ala.) 56-21 and No. 1 ranked Northeast Louisiana 41-18 before eventual champion Marshall stopped the UD charge on their home turf in Huntington, WV, 21-7. The Hens opened at home vs. Samford and were dominating, scoring 21 points in the second and third quarters and rolling up a season-high 586 yards of offense. Daryl Brown ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns and Marcus Lewis scored on a 53 yard run and on a 53-yard pass to lead the effort. It was on to Monroe, LA for the Hens, who needed to get past No. 1 ranked Northeast Louisiana, a powerful team that featured four NFL draft picks, including 1,000-yard rushers Roosevelt Potts and Greg Robinson. But this chilly day belonged to the Blue Hens. Northeast Louisiana scored three minutes into the game but the Hens refused to be intimidated, scored four straight touchdowns, including a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown by Brian Quigg early in the second quarter, to control the game. When the dust cleared, the Hens were 41-18 winners and on to the NCAA semifinals. Next up was Marshall, site of the 1992 NCAA title game, where the Thundering Herd and their hostile fans were waiting. And if not for a stubborn virus that crept up the back of Bill Vergantino, the Hens might have made a return trip to Huntington the next week. Vergantino, who spent the day before the game sick in

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bed, gave a gutsy effort, leading the Hens to a 7-7 halftime tie. But he lasted just one series in the second half as the virus became to much to handle. Vergantino handed the reins over to Dale Fry, but the Hens could muster only 117 second half yards. Marshall broke the 7-7 deadlock on a 31-yard screen pass from Michael Payton to Glenn Pedro with 5:53 left in the third quarter and the Herd added two late touchdowns to end the Hens’ bid for their first NCAA title game appearance since 1982. 1993 NCAA I-AA Tournament Capping off a season that could only be described as mountainous the way it had ups and downs, the Blue Hens headed for the hills of Missoula for the first round of the playoffs against the Grizzlies of Montana on an 8-degree Saturday. The game followed the theme of the season as the teams combined for four touchdowns in the final 2:44. However, Montana’s Andy Larson missed an extra-point kick to provide the difference in the Hens’ 49-48 win. The fourth quarter began tied at 28-28 and lasted for all of one play as Scott Gurnsey caught his second touchdown pass of the day from Dave Dickenson. UD drove back and scored on a 3-yard run by Lanue Johnson. Montana opened the late scoring splurge with 2:44 left on another Dickinson touchdown pass. Following the kickoff, Johnson broke the first play for a 70-yard scoring scamper to tie it at 42-42. Damon Boddie, not to be outdone, took the ensuing kickoff 80 yards for another touchdown. However, Larson hooked the PAT and left the door open for Leo Hamlett, a freshman inserted in the third quarter for starter Keith Langan, to find Keita Malloy from 32-yards out with 55 seconds left for the win. The following week Delaware travelled to the unfriendly confines of Huntington, WV to face the Marshall Thundering Herd. In one week, Delaware had gone from eight degrees and long-johns to 52 degrees and raincoats. 110

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Delaware Football History Making only his second appearance since fracturing his clavicle at mid-season, senior quarterback Dale Fry came in to throw two fourth quarter touchdowns to rally Delaware to a 31-31 tie with 1:44 remaining. However, David Merrick’s 38-yard field goal with three seconds remaining gave Marshall a 34-31 win, and ousted the Hens from the playoffs for the second straight year. 1995 NCAA I-AA Tournament The Blue Hens made sure that their playoff absence in 1994 would be a brief one. Delaware returned to the playoffs for the fourth time in five years as the Hens rolled through the regular season, posting a perfect 8-0 Yankee Conference mark and suffering their only setback to I-A Navy. The Hens opened the playoffs against a talented No. 11 ranked Hofstra squad that was making its first ever I-AA playoff appearance. The game was a rematch from just a year earlier when the teams played to a 41-41 tie at Delaware Stadium. The players and the fans clamored for a rematch. They got one. But the rematch belonged to the No. 8 seed Blue Hens. Delaware jumped out to a 24-7 halftime lead on two Kai Hebron scoring runs and never looked back in defeating a Hofstra team that turned the ball over four times after suffering only nine miscues the entire season. The Hens clinched the win on Paul Williams’ 100-yard interception return, a I-AA playoff record, with 1:47 left to play. It was then back to the Bayou for the Blue Hens with a quarterfinal tussle with top-ranked McNeese State (13-0) in Lake Charles, LA. But as 17,000 cowbell-ringing fans filled the warm night air, the Blue Hens’ 1995 season came to a quick halt. Quarterback Kerry Joseph tossed five touchdown passes, the Cowboy defense forced six turnovers, and McNeese returned two kickoffs for touchdowns to make quick work of the Blue Hens.

Freshman QB Leo Hamlett came off the bench to lead the Blue Hens to a thrilling 49-48 win over host Montana in an NCAA I-AA first round playoff game in 1993 (Photo by Bill Wood)

The Hens held slight edges in first downs (20-19), total offense (428-425), and possession time, but three fumbles proved too costly. Leo Hamlett, hobbled by an ankle injury that forced him to leave the game twice, hit on 6 of 21 passes for 110 yards and threw three interceptions. 1996 NCAA I-AA Tournament The Blue Hens’ visit to the NCAA I-AA playoffs was a brief one. But then again, so was the visit for most teams when they met up against Marshall during the 1996 season. Delaware struggled late in the season, losing two of their final three regular season games after being ranked as high as sixth in the nation. The Hens barely squeezed into the post-season, earning an atlarge bid and a No. 15 seed ranking. The reward was another visit to Huntington, WV and a Marshall team just one year shy of moving to the I-A level. The Hens ran into a buzzsaw on a cold day in West Virginia as a pair of I-A transfers, QB Eric Kresser (Florida) and SE Randy Moss (Florida State) worked their magic to the tune of a 59-14 victory over the Hens. Kresser threw for 449 yards and four touchdowns with the 6-5 speedster Moss hauling in eight passes for an NCAA I-AA playoff record 288 yards and three touchdowns. No. 1 ranked Marshall, which went on to dominate the field in the playoffs and win the title with a perfect 15-0 record, racked up 689 total yards, the most ever allowed by the Hens. Marshall jumped out to a 21-0 lead but the Hens rallied to cut the lead to 21-14 at halftime. Denis Hulme returned an interception 75 yards to set up a 33-yard scoring pass from Leo Hamlett to Eddie Conti and Brian Smith returned a fumble 65 yards to set up a seven-yard Hamlett to Conti score. But the second half belonged to Marshall as the Herd scored 24 third quarter points and never looked back. “This Marshall team was not a I-AA football team today,” said Delaware’s Tubby Raymond. 1997 NCAA I-AA Tournament The 1997 University of Delaware football team was one that got every ounce of effort from every member of the team. Lacking any “superstars” and having to overcome the loss of standouts Eddie Conti and Dale Koscielski to season-ending knee injuries in the third game of the year, the well-balanced Blue Hens almost pulled out their first national title since 1979. If not for a last second game-winning 31-yard field goal by McNeese State’s Shonz LaFrenz in the semifinals at Delaware Stadium, the Hens were poised for a trip to the I-AA title game in Chattanooga, TN. The No. 4 seeded Blue Hens began their playoff journey with a rematch against a Hofstra team they had defeated 38-17 in the opening round of the playoffs back in 1995. The Blue Hens managed just 276 total yards, but the special teams unit was there to bail them out. Delaware jumped out to a 24-0 lead, setting up scores when the Hens tackled Hofstra punter David Ettinger at his own 13-yard line and when Brian Smith blocked a punt that Jamie Belle took into the end zone for a score.

Blue Hen Football The Dutchmen, who entered the game averaging 34.8 points and 453.9 yards per game, were held out of the end zone until the second half when All-American QB Giovanni Carmazzi (33 of 61 for 276 yards) hit Bryan Kish for two touchdown passes. Next up for the Hens was a young Georgia Southern team that came north to Delaware with one of the nation’s most dangerous running attacks. But again, the Delaware defense put the clamps down, holding the Eagles to just 296 totals yards and a late touchdown. Sean Leach kicked three field goals to give the Hens a 9-0 lead and freshman QB Matt Nagy, subbing for injured starter Brian Ginn, led the Blue Hens to the win. Defensively, LB Ralph D’Angelo had 19 tackles and keyed a unit that made two big goal line stands in the second half. The Georgia Southern advanced Delaware to the national semifinals for the first time since 1982. It was a classic battle in the early afternoon chill at Delaware Stadium that ended with No. 6 seed McNeese State winning 23-21 on a field goal with five seconds left to play. The Cowboys, who lost to Youngstown State in the I-AA final the following week, converted a fourth and one at their own 48-yard line on a pass from Blake Prejean to Chris Fontenot with 1:44 left to play to keep the winning drive alive. McNeese had built a 17-7 lead but the Hens rallied as Nagy, hit Craig Cummings on a 33-yard scoring pass and then put the Hens up 21-17 with a 30-yard touchdown pass to Greg McGraw five minutes into the final quarter. LaFrenz cut the lead to 21-20 with his second field goal, a 31-yarder, with 6:14 left to play. But the Hens’ next drive netted just 14 yards, giving McNeese one more chance. One of many chances they took advantage of during the day. “I’m going to have nightmares for a while,” said All-American linebacker Brian Smith. “That was just too close.....” 2000 NCAA I-AA Tournament The rallying cry for the 2000 Delaware team was redemption. After two “disappointing” 7-4 seasons that resulted in consecutive post-season snubs in 1998 and 1999, a veteran Blue Hen unit was aching not only to get back into the NCAA I-AA tournament, but to win the whole thing. Led by a veteran cast that featured four All-Americans and two outstanding captains in linebacker Brian McKenna and halfback Craig Cummings, the Blue Hens almost pulled it off. After two lopsided home playoff victories over Portland State and local nemesis Lehigh, the Hens earned the chance to take on defending national champion Georgia Southern in the semifinals. But while the defense did its job, holding the powerful Eagle running attack in check most of the day and recovering four Georgia Southern fumbles, the usually reliable UD offense could not take advantage. Four times the Hens were stopped inside the GSU 20yard line, twice on blocked field goal attempts. The result was a 27-18 Georgia Southern win, vaulting the Eagles into the finals where they downed Montana for their second straight national title. The Blue Hens, behind the nation’s No. 2 scoring offense and a veteran defense that posted three shutouts, cruised through the regular season with a 10-1 mark and took the No. 2 seed heading

Delaware Football History into the post-season. In the opening round, the Hens hosted high-scoring Big Sky runner-up Portland State, a former NCAA Division II power that was making its I-AA playoff debut. Delaware, which piled up an incredible 620 yards of total offense, broke out to a 21-0 lead and cruised to the 49-14 win. Quarterback Matt Nagy threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns and the Hens rambled for 357 yards rushing as four different players picked up 60 or more yards on the afternoon. The Vikings, who entered the game averaging 35.6 points and 433.3 yards per game, were held way below their averages. Walter Payton Award candidate Chip Dunn, who had rushed for 1,792 yards during the regular season, was held to just 53 yards on the ground. The quarterfinal game brought an intriguing matchup with Lehigh, a long-time bitter rival of the Hens and a team that had ruined Delaware’s playoff chances with a 42-35 victory at Delaware Stadium a year earlier. The Patriot League champion Mountain Hawks were 31-7 first round winners over Western Illinois, fueled by resentment of the NCAA Tournament committee over having to travel for a first round playoff game despite a perfect 11-0 record. A quarterfinal win over Atlantic 10 champion Delaware would further Lehigh’s claim for well-earned national respect. But the Blue Hens would have none of it. In another explosive offensive assault, Delaware overcame an early 10-7 deficit by scoring 40 unanswered points for a 47-22 victory. Nagy threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns, including a 70yard bomb to Jamin Elliott, as the Hens piled up 472 total yards. The Delaware defense held Lehigh to 323 total yards, forced four turnovers, and tackled quarterback Brant Hall in the end zone for a third-quarter safety to solidify the effort. The Hens led 47-10 before Lehigh scored two fourth quarter touchdowns. The win moved the Hens into a home semifinal game for the second time in four years.

Senior captain Brian McKenna was the heart and soul of the Delaware defense in 2000, leading the Hens to the national semifinals (UD Photo Services)

And while the result, a 27-18 setback, was not nearly as shocking as the 1997 loss to McNeese State, it still hurt just as much. Georgia Southern All-American and 2000 Walter Payton Award runner-up Adrian Peterson ran for 198 yards and Andre Weathers carried four times for 122 yards to lead the Eagles to the win and to yet another national title. After Georgia Southern took a 21-10 lead into halftime, the Delaware defense clamped down on the Eagle offense in the second half, forcing four fumbles and giving the UD offense plenty of good field position. Unfortunately, four trips inside the GSU 20-yard line resulted in zero points. The Eagles blocked two Scott Collins field goals and record-setting kicker was wide on a third attempt. Delaware’s Butter Pressey cut the lead to 21-18 with a one-yard scoring run with 2:34 left in the third quarter, but that was all the Hens could muster. Georgia Southern sewed up the win with two short fourth quarter field goals by Scott Shelton to end the Hens’ hopes. 2003 NCAA I-AA Tournament NATIONAL CHAMPIONS Delaware won its first National Championship in 24 years and its first as a member of NCAA Division I-AA in 2003. It might as well, however, been in the I-A system with the way the Blue Hens “bowled” over the competition, outscoring the opposition, 14923. In the opener, Delaware disposed of Southern Illinois quickly, blasting the Salukis for 27 points in first quarter. Southern Illinois, which came into the game feeling slighted by being sent to face the No. 2 seeded Blue Hens after anticipating a first round home game, committed six turnovers and had a punt blocked. Less than 12 minutes into the game, SIU found itself down 20-0. However, it got worse two minutes later when Sean Bleiler jumped on a blocked punt in the end zone to cap the first quarter scoring. On the day, SIU’s two-headed rushing attack of M. Abdulqaadir and Tom Koutsos were both held in check, combining for 116 yards rushing. However, Delaware’s duo of Germaine Bennett (116) and Antawn Jenkins (99) combined for more than 200 yards on the ground. In the quarterfinals, Delaware fans earned their tickets to see a football game. A major winter storm blanketed Newark with more than eight inches of snow Friday and into Saturday morning. Delaware’s defense took advantage of the dome-home Northern Iowa squad, holding it to just 164 total yards. Meanwhile Bennett and Jenkins combined for 217 yards and four tochdowns on the ground for Delaware as the Blue Hens blasted Northern Iowa, 377, disposing of a Gateway Conference foe for the second straight week. In the semifinal round, it was Bennett’s biggest day as a Blue Hen. The 5-8 senior rushed for a career-high 186 yards, notching his fourth-straight 100-yard rushing game and breaking Daryl Brown’s single-season rushing record in the process. A Wofford option-attack that came in as the fifth-best rushing team in the nation, averaging 268 yards a game, managed just over half of that against Delaware (136). Wofford’s lone touchdown of the day came as time expired. In making its first title game appearance since 1982, Delaware

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The University of Delaware won its sixth national title in 2003, its first championship since 1979. The Blue Hens defeated Colgate, 40-0, recording the first-ever shutout in the NCAA I-AA National Championship Game. The championship was Delaware’s first as a NCAA I-AA member. From left to right during the postgame celebration are Bryan Tingle, Rick Lavelle and Mondoe Davis.

made it look easy in claiming its first crown since 1979. In an all too familiar scenerio, Delaware jumped out to a 20-0 lead after a Hall to David Boler TD pass on the first play of the second quarter and never looked back. Delaware pitched the first-ever shutout in a NCAA I-AA Championship Game, blanking Colgate, 40-0, and snapping the Big Red’s 21-game winning streak. Delaware, playing in front of a national ESPN-TV audience, held Colgate to just 46 yards on the ground for the game. The Big Red featured Walter Payton Award winning RB Jamaal Branch. However, Branch, who set the NCAA I-AA singleseason rushing record in 2003, got very little on the Delaware defense. He rushed for just 55 yards on 20 carries. His longest run of the night went for only eight yards. The thumping capped one of the most dominating playoff performances in NCAA Football history as Delaware never trailed in four playoff games. 2004 NCAA I-AA Tournament Delaware could not succssfully defend its 2003 national championship, but it came pretty darn close before falling in excruciating fashion. The Blue Hens won their final two regular season games to qualify for the tournament, and opened the playoffs with a 28-14 win over Patriot League opponent Lafayette at Delaware Stadium. Delaware took the early lead by driving 66 yards on its opening drive of the game, and Omar Cuff scored on a one-yard run with 8:22 left in the first quarter to put the Blue Hens up 7-0. The Leopards, who were making their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, tied the game in the second quarter on a threeyard touchdown pass, but Sonny Riccio scored on a two-yard run to cap a 77-yard drive as the Blue Hens took a 13-7 lead into halftime.

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After a scoreless third quarter, Lafayette took its first lead of the game four minutes into the final period when Joe McCourt scored from one yard out to put the Leopards up 14-13. However Delaware rallied to regain the lead as Riccio capped a 76-yard drive with a six-yard touchdown run and then threw a two-point conversion pass to tight end Steve Selk to make it a 21-14 game with 6:26 left. Lafayette then mounted what appeared to be the game-tying drive as Brad Maurer hit Chad Walker for 24 yards on a fourth and 21 play to move to the Delaware 12 yard line. However two plays later, Maurer swept to the right and was hit by Delaware’s Sidney Haugabrook and Mondoe Davis. The ball popped out and Garron Bible picked it up and ran 87 yards untouched down the Delaware sideline for a touchdown to preserve the victory. The Blue Hens seemed to carry the momentum of that win into the following week’s quarterfinal game at William & Mary, as Delaware took a 31-10 lead into the final quarter. Cuff opened the scoring with a 37-yard touchdown run just three and a half minutes into the game, and following a Tribe touchdown, Cuff found the end zone again from five yards out as Delaware took a 14-7 advantage into the second quarter. Riccio hit David Boler for a 58-yard score only 30 second into the period to put Delaware up 14, and after a field goal by William & Mary’s Greg Kuehn, Brad Shushman nailed a 31-yard field goal and Riccio again hit Boler on a 15-yard touchdown pass to give the Blue Hens a 21-point cushion heading into the half. Delaware appeared to have the game in hand following a scoreless third quarter, but the Tribe scored three touchdowns in the fourth, the final one on a 15-yard pass from Lang Campbell to Joe Nicholas with 1:56 left, to force overtime. Delaware opened the scoring in the first overtime period when Justin Long caught a kneeling seven-yard scoring strike from Riccio on a pass that was tipped, but the Tribe answered to knot the score

at 38-38 on Campbell’s two-yard toss to Nicholas. William & Mary took the ball first in the second overtime and scored on a nine-yard run by Jon Smith, but Kuehn then missed his first extra point of the season to open the door for the Blue Hens. However Delaware could not take advantage despite a 19-yard pass to the nine yard line from Riccio to Boler that gave the Blue Hens a first down. A run for no yards and three incomplete passes followed, including one to a diving Boler in the end zone to end the game. 2007 NCAA I FCS Tournament NATIONAL RUNNERS-UP From a historic first-ever meeting between Delaware and Delaware State and the media frenzy that surrounded it, to the successful road trips and comeback victories at Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois, the 2007 post-season had it all. Not even a 49-21 loss to three-time defending national champion Appalachian State in the nationl title game could put a damper on one of the most thrilling seasons in Delaware history. Despite losing their final two regular season games, the Blue Hens still earned an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament, becoming one of an NCAA record five teams from the Colonial Athletic Association to advance. And it was Delaware that managed to last the longest. Most experts thought that if both Delaware and Delaware State qualified for the post-season, the teams would meet in the first round. And that is exactly what transpired. The game drew national media attention as the two teams, just 45 minutes away from each other, met for the first time on the gridiron. With a national live ESPN audience on hand and an enthusiastic Delaware Stadium post-season record crowd of 19,765 in the house, the game was over quickly. Delaware scored three quick touchdowns in the first quarter on the way to a 30-0 lead at the break and never looked back in posting a 44-7 victory, snapping the Hornets’ eight-game win streak. Omar Cuff rushed for a school-record 288 yards and scored four touchdowns and Delaware’s defense held Delaware State to just 144 total yards and forced three turnovers for the victory. The win earned the Hens a trip to the Midwest and a quarterfinal date with an undefeated Northern Iowa team that earned the No. 1 seed in the tournament. While a snowstorm raged outside, the Blue Hens were having their own problems inside the UNI Dome. Delaware could barely hear, or think, due to the crowd roar inside the cavernous facility, and quickly fell behind 10-0 in the first quarter. But they soon recovered in the second stanza as Joe Flacco threw touchdown passes to Mark Duncan and Robbie Agnone and Erik Johnson scooped up a fumble and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown for proved to be the big play in the game. Delaware took a 19-13 lead into halftime, and after falling behind 20-19 in the third quarter, rallied again in the second half behind a short Cuff touchdown in the third quarter and two long field goals by AllAmerican Jon Striefsky for a 37-29 victory. After the snowstorm stranded the team in Iowa for an extra two days, it was home to Delaware for a few days and right back on the road to Illinois for the Blue Hens. A semifinal matchup with No. 3 seed Southern Illinois greeted the Hens, who had met the Salukis

Blue Hen Football Senior free safety Garron Bible returned a fumble 87 yards for a touchdown to clinch the 28-14 win over Lafayette in the first round of the 2004 NCAA I-AA playoffs (Photo by Bob Burleigh)

before in the post-season when they overpowered SIU on the way to the national title. Although it looked like revenge would be in the cards for the Salukis on a misty night in Carbondale, the Hens had other ideas. Southern Illinois jumped out to a 10-0 lead, but Delaware’s comeback kids struck once again. Flacco threw short touchdown passes to Agnone in the second quarter and to Kervin Michaud in the third to give the Blue Hens a 14-10 lead. Southern Illinois later tied the game at 17-17 on an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Craig Turner, but Striefsky converted a 24-yard field goal with 6:58 left to play for what proved to be the winning points. Freshman CB Anthony Walters picked off a pass in the final minutes to preserve the 20-17 victory and send the Hens back to the national championship game. A trip to the national championship game was a great reward for the Hens, but this time, a comeback would not be in the cards. Two-time national champion Appalachian State, owner of an stunning early-season triumph at Michigan, was just too much to handle. The Mountaineers jumped out to a 28-7 halftime lead and never looked back in piling up 556 total yards and posting the 49- 21 victory. Flacco threw for 334 yards, but could manage only a second-quarter touchdown pass to Mark Duncan. 2010 NCAA I FCS Tournament NATIONAL RUNNERS-UP Delaware dominated for the majority of its post-season run, before a late comeback by Eastern Washington in the FCS National Championship Game dashed the Blue Hens’ hopes for a seventh national title. After receving a bye during the first round, Delaware was matchup by with Lehigh during the second round. Although the Mountain Hawks stayed with the Blue Hens for the first quarter and a half, UD eventually pulled away on the strength of four unanswered touchdowns. Lehigh trailed by just a point at 14-13 following a field goal with 7:47 remaining in the second quarter, but Pat Devlin connected

Delaware Football History with Chris Campbell from the 1-yard line to put Delaware up eight at the half. The Blue Hens then put the game away in the third quarter when Devlin hit Crosby for a 38-yard score, David Hayes scored from 16 yards out, and Nihja White hauled in a 20-yard scoring strike. Devlin, who also fired a touchdown pass to Mark Schenauer, connected on four TD passes and threw for 256 yards on the day. Delaware remained home the following Friday night, when the Blue Hens faced CAA rival New Hampshire on a chilly night at Delaware Stadium before a national television audience. The Wildcats entered the contest with an outstanding offense that had scored at least 28 points in six of their last seven games, but the Blue Hen defense shut down UNH all night as UD grinded out a 16-3 victory. The Wildcats opened the scoring with a field goal late in the first quarter, before a Mike Perry field goal with three mintues left in the second evened the game at 3-3 heading into halftime. The Blue Hens took the lead when Devlin hit White with a 24-yard touchdown pass, while Schenauer haule din a 9-yard scoring strike early in the fourth quarter to give UD a two-score cushion. That would be plenty of support for the UD defense, while held the Wildcats to just 237 yards and a pair of third-down conversions. The Hens also recorded three sacks and forced the game’s only turnover when Anthony Walters picked off a pass at the Delaware 9-yard line with 5:47 to play. The Delaware defense was again the story during the FCS Semifinal against Georgia Southern, forcing four Eagles turnovers as the Blue Hens posted a 27-10 victory to advance to the championship game. Georgia Southern appeared poised to take the lead on its opening possession, but the Eagles fumbled on the 1-yard line as the game remained scoreless. Delaware struck first early in the second quarter on a six-yard touchdown pass from Devlin to Schenauer, while a field goal by Perry gave the Blue Hens a 10-0 advantage at the half.

Linebacker Erik Johnson, who dominated on defense for the Blue Hens throughout the 2007 NCAA playoffs, celebrates after returning a recovered fumble 55 yards for a touchdown during the first half of Delaware’s quarterfinal win over Northern Iowa. (Photo by Mark Campbell)

Running back David Hayes scored on a seven-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to seal the Blue Hens’ 27-10 victory over Georgia Southern in the 2010 NCAA FCS Tournament Semifinals. (Photo by Mark Campbell)

The Eagles got on the board with a field goal three minutes into the third quarter, but Devlin found Philip Thaxton for a 24-yard scoring strike to make it a 17-3 game. Georgia Southern pulled within seven with a six-yard run by Robert Brown, but just a minute and a half later Delaware answered back on a seven-yard scamper by Hayes. Anthony Bratton paced the UD defense with 14 tackles, Paul Worrilow added 12 tackles and two forced fumbles, and Chris Morales recovered two fumbled including the one on the goal line early in the contest. Delaware then had a three-week break until the championshp game in Frisco, Tex., but the layoff did not seem to bother the Blue Hens. Pierce scored on a two-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to put UD in front, and although the extra point was blocked, two second quarter field goals by Perry gave Delaware a 12-0 lead at the break. The Blue Hens continued to dominate in the third quarter, as Hayes scored from one yard out to put UD up 19 with 7:12 left in the stanza. However Eastern Washington’s high-powered offense would respond, as Bo Levi Mitchell found Brandon Kaufman for a 22-yard touchdown late in the third to put the Eagles on the board. EWC continued to rally in the fouth quarter, as Mitchell connected with Nicholas Edward for a 9-yard strike to make it a 19-14 game. Following a controversial spot on a fourth down play on the Eagles’ next possession, Mitchell hit Kaufman again for an 11-yard score, putting EWU in front 20-19 with 2:47 remaining. Delaware had a final chance and moved the ball to the Eagles’ 39-yard line, but on fourth and 10 Devlin’s completion to Schenauer fell one yard short of the marker, giving the Eagles the victory and the championship. By Kevin Tresolini, 1979 University of Delaware Sports Information Updated by UD Media Relations Office each season

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Blue Hen Football Delaware Stadium, one of the finest football facilities in the country at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision level and the home to six National Championship Blue Hen football teams, begins its 62nd season of action in 2013. Erected in 1952 and enlarged prior to the 1964, 1970, 1972 and the 1975 seasons, the 22,000-seat stadium is the second largest in the Colonial Athletic Association and one of the largest in the nation in FCS football. Delaware Stadium has undergone extensive renovations throughout the years, most recently the installation of new bleachers, eight poles of permanent broadcast-quality lights (2000), a new synthetic FieldTurf surface (2009), and handrails throughout the stadium (2011). Both the Blue Hen men’s and women’s lacrosse teams now also play their home games in Delaware Stadium. Delaware celebrated the 50th anniversary of the facility in 2002, producing a poster and recognizing players from the first Blue Hen teams (1952-55) to play in Delaware Stadium as part of an Oct. 5 ceremony. Another highlight of the 2002 campaign came in the season-opening win over Georgia Southern Aug. 29 when the Delaware Stadium playing surface was dedicated as Tubby Raymond Field, recognizing Delaware’s College Football Hall of Fame head coach who retired following the 2001 season after compiling 300 victories in 36 seasons. Raymond was on hand to pass the football off to then new head coach K.C. Keeler prior to the game. Most of the team captains from Raymond’s 36 teams were also in attendance to celebrate the evening. On gameday, the Blue Hen football team enters Delaware Stadium from a brick runway underneath the South stands directly behind the goalpost. The team’s smoke-filled exit from the tunnel, inside the giant UD helmet onto Raymond Field and through a gauntlet of Blue Hen Marching Band and UD Spirit Team members lining the field, is one of the highlights of football Saturdays at Delaware Stadium. A plaque, which lists the accomplishments of past Blue Hen football teams, along with a bronze football hangs from the runway. A new tradition was started in 2000 as Delaware players jump up to touch the football before entering the field. And new in 2013, the team will depart the tunnel with selected players waving the U.S. and State of Delaware flags. A member of the team who hails from Delaware will lead the charge waving the state flag. Another unique feature of Delaware Stadium is Monument Row, where busts of former Blue Hen football head coaches Bill Murray, Dave Nelson, and Tubby Raymond are proudly displayed in the southwest corner of the facility. Each coach led the Blue Hens to a national championship during his legendary tenure and each is now enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. Delaware Stadium opened November 15, 1952, with the Blue Hens edging past Lafayette, 13-12, on two touchdowns by halfback Kenny Reith on a cold and rainy afternoon. Entering the 2013 season, the Blue Hens have played 383 games in Delaware Stadium – posting a record of 287-92-4, a winning percentage of .755 over 61 seasons. Since the stadium opened, Delaware has drawn 22,000 or more fans 57 times, including a season-high 22,075 fans Sept. 9, 2000 vs. The Citadel in the Delaware Stadium, 1964 first night game under the new lights. The largest Delaware Stadium crowd was the 23,619 spectators that watched the Blue Hens host Temple, Oct. 27, 1973. Delaware Stadium attendance records have consistently been broken over the last several years as the Blue Hens drew an average of 22,280 fans during the 2004 regular season, breaking the previous mark of 21,163 set in 2003. Delaware’s home attendance average of 18,542 during the 2012 season ranked fifth among all NCAA FCS institutions. Delaware was the only school at the NCAA FCS level to average over 20,000 fans for regular season games from 1999 through 2010. Delaware Stadium had drawn at least 20,000 fans in 44 straight regular season games prior to the 2009 home finale against Hofstra. The Blue Hens are 20-5 in 25 NCAA playoff games played at Delaware Stadium, including a 2-1 mark during the 1997 and 2000 seasons and a perfect 3-0 mark in 2003 when the Hens easily downed Southern Illinois, Northern Iowa, and Wofford on the way to the national championship game. In 2004 Delaware defeated Lafayette, 28-14, in the first round of the NCAA I-AA playoffs, while in 2007 the Blue Hens defeated Delaware State, 44-7, in the first ever matchup between the state’s two FCS teams. In 2010 Delaware rolled past Lehigh, New Hampshire and Georgia Southern by a combined score of 85-33 to again reach the NCAA FCS championship game. Delaware Stadium’s outstanding facilities earned its selection as the host site for the 1984 and 1986 Division I NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship games and for two NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament first round games in May, 2002. The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament will be back at Delaware Stadium in May, 2014 when UD hosts two quarterfinal games. Other events held in the stadium include the annual Blue-Gold Delaware High School Football All-Star game and University of Delaware graduation ceremonies. Delaware Stadium has been the site of the Blue-Gold All-Star game every year since the game was instituted in the 1950’s. Delaware Stadium hosted its first collegiate night game (using portable lights) Aug. 31, 1991 when the Hens defeated rival West Chester 28-0 in the Texaco Star Classic. The Blue Hens played their first ever night playoff game on Dec. 10, 2010 when Delaware defeated New Hampshire, 16-3, in front of a national television audience. Delaware Stadium is at the center of the David M. Nelson Athletic Complex that includes the Bob Carpenter Center, a 5,000-seat multi-purpose facility south of the stadium that opened in August, 1992, Fred P. Rullo Jr. Stadium, a 2,000-seat lighted ActionTurf field which opened in September, 1998, and the Delaware Field 118

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Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium (middle), which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2012, sits in the heart of the David M. Nelson Athletic Complex. At top right is the Bob Hannah Stadium for baseball, at middle right is Delaware Mini Stadium (soccer and track), and bottom right is the UD Softball Stadium. Fred P. Rullo Stadium (field hockey) is at bottom next to the Bob Carpenter Center. Delaware Stadium has been the home of the Delaware football program since 1952. The Hens average over 18,000 fans for each regular season home football game and were the only school in NCAA FCS to average over 20,000 fans from 1999 through 2010.

House, which opened in 1966. The Nelson athletic complex is named in honor of David M. Nelson, Delaware’s longtime football coach, athletic director, and dean who passed away in 1992. The Carpenter facility, named in honor of UD’s longtime trustee and supporter, houses the Blue Hen football and basketball programs as well as offices, the Chuck Hall Memorial Weight Room, athletic training facilities for the football program, and a VIP center with a view to Delaware Stadium. The BCC served as the host site of the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament first and second round games in March, 2013 where sellout crowds saw the nationally-ranked Blue Hens defeat West Virginia and North Carolina to move on to the NCAA Sweet 16. The BCC also served as home to the NBA Philadelphia 76ers basketball club pre-season training camp in the fall of 1995 and 1996 and will once again welcome professional basketball in 2013-14 when the Delaware 87ers, the NBA Development League affiliate of the 76ers, will call the facility its home. An addition to the Bob Carpenter Center, which includes full-sized practice gyms for the basketball and volleyball squads, team rooms, coaching and administrative offices, and meeting space, was completed in the fall of 2011. The Blue Hen field hockey team plays its home games at Rullo Stadium, which played host to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association North-South Senior Men’s Lacrosse All-Star Game in June, 2000 as well as the U.S. Men’s Lacrosse Team tryouts in 2001. In addition, local high schools play field hockey and lacrosse games at Rullo Stadium as do several area colleges. Beginning this fall, the Delaware Field House will be transformed into a first-class indoor practice complex and complete the renovations that in recent years have included a new lighting system, heating and air conditioning improvements, the addition of solar panels, and structural improvements. Artificial turf will be installed over the current tartan surface throughout the arena, making it the largest indoor turf facility in the state of Delaware. A total of 16 UD varsity athletics programs will benefit from the improvements, giving those teams an enhanced training facility and the ability to hold full practice sessions during inclement weather. A building that is now vacant nearly 85 percent of the time during normal business hours will now also be

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used by intramurals and club teams and for recreational purposes well into the evening hours, transforming it into a center of activity on campus. The improved surface will also attract additional outside groups and organizations. The University of Delaware athletic complex also includes 360-by-180-foot Delaware Field House, eight athletic fields - including 2,000-seat Bob Hannah Baseball Stadium, the Delaware Softball Field, the Ice Skating Science Development Center featuring two full-sized ice rinks, and an outdoor swimming pool. Bob Hannah Baseball Stadium will see its first major improvements since 2000 this fall and the new enhancements will be significant, transforming the facility into one of the top venues in the Colonial Athletic Association. Artificial turf will cover the entire field except for the pitching mound, making for a higherquality playing surfaces and giving UD the ability to host practices and games later into the fall and earlier in the spring. In addition, new dugouts, outfield wall, bullpens, batting cages, and a scoreboard will be installed as will a new grass seating area. The Delaware Mini-Stadium, located just east of Delaware Stadium, includes a grass field for soccer and a quarter-mile all-weather track. Permanent lights were installed in 2000 and a new track is being installed this fall. Two lighted turf football practice fields, the Delaware Field House Tennis Courts, and two grass practice fields used for soccer and summer camps, are also part of the complex.

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Temple.................................................Oct. 27, 1973........................................23,619 Navy................................................... Sept. 9, 1985........................................23,110 Navy...................................................Nov. 14, 1987........................................23,100 William & Mary....................................Oct. 18, 1986........................................23,045 Colgate................................................Nov. 19, 1977........................................23,019 Connecticut...........................................Nov. 7, 1992.........................................22,911 Villanova.............................................Nov. 20, 2010........................................22,891 Maine..................................................Oct. 28, 1989........................................22,805 Lehigh..................................................Oct. 3, 1981.........................................22,784 Towson................................................ Sept. 11, 2004.......................................22,782 New Hampshire.................................... Sept. 2, 2004........................................22,727 Villanova..............................................Nov. 1, 1980.........................................22,680 Bucknell...............................................Nov. 18, 1972........................................22,648 Maine...................................................Nov. 2, 1991.........................................22,601 Temple.................................................Oct. 30, 1971........................................22,582 Rhode Island........................................Oct. 16, 2010........................................22,576 Northern Michigan...............................Oct. 18, 1980........................................22,555 Lehigh................................................ Sept. 10, 2005.......................................22,537 West Chester........................................ Sept. 8, 2007........................................22,495 Temple................................................ Sept. 19, 1981.......................................22,379 West Chester....................................... Sept. 17, 2005.......................................22,331 West Chester........................................ Sept. 9, 2006........................................22,329 New Hampshire.....................................Oct. 5, 1991.........................................22,304 Massachusetts......................................Oct. 22, 1988........................................22,301 Maine..................................................Oct. 28, 1995........................................22,293

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Punting

Longest Rushing Play...........................................................................................................97 yards Pat Williams (Delaware) vs. West Chester, 9-9-95 Most Attempts.............................................................................................................................. 44 Marcel Shipp (Massachusetts), 10-23-99 Most Net Yards........................................................................................................................... 272 Daryl Brown (Delaware) vs. Northeastern, 10-29-94

Longest.................................................................................................................................. 82 yards Bill Laughlin (Delaware) vs. Bucknell,11-19-66; Tim Healy (Delaware) vs. Boston University, 11-21-87 Most Punts.................................................................................................................................... 16 John Borresen (Delaware) vs. Bucknell, 11-22-52

Passing Longest Pass Play................................................................................................................ 95 yards Darryl Coulter-Mike Holston (Morgan State), 9-27-80 Most Completed Passes............................................................................................................... 39 Brett Gordon (Villanova), 11-23-02 Most Passes Attempted............................................................................................................... 65 Ryan Day (New Hampshire), 11-4-00 Most Yards Gained Passing....................................................................................................... 482 John Marzo (Colgate), 11-18-79 Most Passes Intercepted............................................................................................................... 5 Greg Farland (Rhode Island), 9-7-85 Receiving Most Receptions........................................................................................................................... 14 Wayne Chrebet (Hofstra), 11-12-94 Most Yards Gained Receiving.................................................................................................... 295 Wayne Chrebet (Hofstra), 11-12-94 Field Goals Longest.................................................................................................................................. 53 yards Steve Leo (UD) vs. Richmond, 11-16-91 Most Field Goals............................................................................................................................. 4 Sean Baner (Delaware) vs. Bucknell, 9-15-12

Returns Longest Punt Return............................................................................................................ 85 yards Eddie Conti vs. Northeastern, 10-3-98 Longest Kickoff Return...................................................................................................... 100 yards Maurice Burton (Morgan State), 9-24-77 Longest Interception Return............................................................................................. 100 yards Paul Williams (Delaware) vs. Hofstra, 11-25-95; Ricardo Walker (Delaware) vs. Villanova, 11-18-00 Most Interceptions.......................................................................................................................... 3 8 times - last, Allante Harrison (Towson) vs. Delaware, 9-11-04 Touchdowns Most Touchdowns .......................................................................................................................... 5 Wayne Chrebet (Hofstra), 11-12-94 Team Records Most Points................................................................ 84, Delaware over West Chester, 84-0, 9-23-00 Most Points by an Opponent.............................................. 59, Maine over Delaware, 59-56 (2 OT), Most First Downs.............................................................42, Delaware vs. Baldwin-Wallace, 10-6-73 Most Yards Rushing..................................................................... 520, Delaware vs. Lehigh, 11-6-91 Most Yards Passing................................................................... 482, Colgate vs. Delaware, 11-18-79 Most Total Yards.......................................................................... 714, Delaware vs. Maine, 10-28-95 Fumbles Lost........................................................................... 8, West Chester vs. Delaware, 11-15-75 Delaware in Overtime Games.....................................................................................................5-7 .........................................................(last overtime game, Towson def. Delaware, 34-27 in OT, 11-3-12)

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Delaware Season Attendance Totals (1964-2012) Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964

Total Home Att.

Regular Season Avg.

NCAA FCS Rank*

All Home Avg. (incl. playoff)

Total Away Att.

129,792 114,111 177,526 124,497 129,653 150,573 152,773 133,060 147,385 188,947 121,145 102,518 171,291 122,229 114,942 126,329 98,502 121,310 95,804 114,526 118,454 113,904 104,702 115,879 105,235 116,690 125,455 134,511 127,842 138,803 136,456 138,034 137,394 165,654 155,265 133,228 134,339 151,697 149,363 114,222 113,283 113,828 98,625 82,983 54,052 49,372 43,395 41,866 43,490

18,542 19,018 20,684 20,750 21,609 21,801 21,825 21,176 22,280 21,163 20,257 20,504 21,154 20,372 19,157 17,317 16,417 18,003 15,967 16,361 16,922 19,800 17,450 19,313 17,539 19,448 18,906 19,215 15,980 17,350 17,857 19,719 19,628 19,664 19,009 19,032 17,392 18,939 19,112 19,037 18,881 18,971 16,438 13,830 10,810 9,874 10,848 10,466 8,698

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18,542 19,018 17,753 20,750 21,609 18,429 21,825 21,176 21,055 18,895 20,257 20,504 19,032 20,372 19,157 15,791 16,417 17,330 15,967 16,361 14,807 18,984 17,450 19,313 17,539 19,448 17,922 19,215 15,980 17,350 17,057 19,719 19,628 18,406 17,251 19,032 16,792 18,939 18,670 19,037 18,881 18,971 16,438 13,830 10,810 9,874 10,848 10,466 8,698

46,427 68,568 47,221 68,895 104,823 102,946 28,046 36,273 79,350 59,476 54,287 46,907 39,918 43,084 57,711 35,027 83,440 77,595 45,208 55,421 100,542 70,730 54,890 38,191 73,578 43,565 73,041 44,372 25,829 27,947 72,331 46,411 59,513 44,083 62,900 32,300 62,877 27,912 96,813 73,053 44,106 43,372 58,479 38,031 64,910

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Delaware Homecoming Total Attendance 176,219 (11 games) 182,679 (11 games) 237,774 (15 games) 193,392 (11 games) 234,476 (12 games) 276,529 (15 games) 180,819 (11 games) 169,333 (11 games) 226,735 (13 games) 248,423 (16 games) 175,832 (12 games) 149,425 (10 games) 211,209 (14 games) 134,779 (11 games) 172,653 (11 games) 161,356 (14 games) 101,084 (12 games) 198,905 (13 games) 141,112 (11 games) 169,947 (13 games) 218,996 (14 games) 184,634 (12 games) 159,592 (11 games) 154,070 (11 games) 178,813 (12 games) 160,255 (11 games) 198,496 (13 games) 178,883 (11 games) 153,671 (11 games) 166,750 (11 games) 208,787 (14 games) 184,445 (12 games) 196,907 (11 games) 209,737 (14 games) 218,165 (14 games) 165,528 (10 games) 197,216 (12 games) 179,608 (11 games) 246,176 (14 games) 187,275 (12 games) 134,492 (10 games) 157,200 (11 games) 157,104 (11 games) 121,014 (11 games) 118,962 (11 games)

*Beginning in 2003, NCAA attendance rank included home playoff games.

Year By Year Record at Delaware Stadium Year

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Home Record

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Home Record

1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967

1-0 4-1 5-0 4-1 3-2-1 2-2 3-2 4-0 1-4 3-1 4-1 4-0 3-2 3-1 4-0 1-4

1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983

5-0 5-1 5-1 5-1 6-0 5-1 8-0 5-3 5-2-1 5-1-1 9-0 8-1 6-1 5-2 8-0 2-6

1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

7-1 5-2 4-3 3-3 3-3 4-2 4-2 4-2 6-2 6-1 4-1-1 7-0 6-0 6-2 5-1 4-2

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Home Record 7-2 2-3 5-1 10-0 6-1 4-2 3-4 6-1 3-3 4-2 9-1 5-1 4-3 287-92-4

Delaware will celebrate Homecoming 2013 on October 12 against Albany. Delaware is 43-15 on Homecoming since the opening of Delaware Stadium, including a 32-4 mark vs. Yankee Conference/Atlantic 10/CAA schools. Below are recent Homecoming results: 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955

Rhode Island.................................. W 47-24 Richmond...................................... W 24-10 Towson............................................ W 48-0 James Madison..................................L 8-20 William & Mary..................................L 3-27 Northeastern.................................. W 30-20 Hofstra............................................ W 10-6 Hofstra..............................................L 6-10 Maine............................................ W 43-38 Rhode Island.................................. W 55-10 James Madison............................. W 23-10 Hofstra...........................................L 14-39 James Madison............................. W 33-14 Lehigh.............................................L 35-42 Northeastern.................................. W 27-20 William & Mary................................ W 14-0 Northeastern.................................. W 24-14 Richmond....................................... W 15-0 Massachusetts................................ W 52-14 Maine............................................ W 21-19 Boston University........................... W 49-14 New Hampshire...............................L 28-45 William & Mary................................L 12-22 Maine............................................ W 35-28 William & Mary.............................. W 38-35 Massachusetts................................ W 37-34 William & Mary................................L 18-24 Boston University............................. W 21-0 Maine.............................................. W 37-7 Massachusetts................................ W 16-13 Towson State.................................... W 51-7 Rhode Island.................................. W 35-15 Northern Michigan.............................L 7-22 C.W. Post........................................ W 47-19 Maine.............................................. W 48-0 Connecticut...................................... W 28-0 VMI...................................................L 6-10 Lehigh.............................................L 23-35 New Hampshire............................. W 34-10 Connecticut...................................... W 35-7 Lafayette......................................... W 27-0 Temple.............................................L 27-32 Lafayette...................................... W 36-20 Temple............................................ W 33-0 Massachusetts............................... W 28-23 Temple.............................................L 17-26 Lehigh............................................. W 41-0 Gettysburg....................................... W 15-0 Lafayette......................................... W 28-0 Gettysburg..................................... W 64-18 Connecticut...................................... W 34-0 Ohio University................................L 16-17 Lafayette.............................................L 0-3 New Hampshire............................. W 50-12 Connecticut...................................... W 28-0 New Hampshire............................... W 59-6 Bucknell........................................ W 26-17 New Hampshire............................. W 20-18

Blue Hen Football 1ST TEAM ASSOCIATED PRESS Hugh Bogovich...................G.......................1942 Anthony Stalloni.................T........................1946 Don Miller........................ QB......................1954 Mike Brown...................... HB......................1963 Herb Slattery......................T........................1966 Conway Hayman................G.......................1970 Gardy Kahoe.................... HB......................1971 Joe Carbone......................DE......................1972 Ray Sweeney......................G.......................1974 Jeff Komlo....................... QB......................1978 Herb Beck..........................G.......................1979 George Schmitt..................CB.......................1982 Jeff Rosen..........................G.......................1985 Darrell Booker...................LB.......................1986 James Anderson................SE.......................1987 Mike Renna.......................DE......................1989 Warren McIntire................FS.......................1991 Eddie Conti........................SE.......................1998 Brian McKenna..................LB.......................2000 Jeff Fiss..............................C........................2000 Jason Nerys......................OL......................2003 Andy Hall......................... QB......................2003 Shawn Johnson..................DE......................2003 Ben Patrick........................TE.......................2006 Omar Cuff.........................RB......................2007 Jon Striefsky......................K.......................2007 1ST TEAM UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Gardy Kahoe.................... HB......................1971 1ST TEAM UNIVERSAL SPORTS Paul Chesmore...................T........................1963 Bill Armstrong.................. HB......................1971 Gardy Kahoe.................... HB......................1971 1ST TEAM CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN Yancy Phillips.....................T........................1970 Bob Depew........................DE.................1971-72 Ben Cross..........................DL......................2004

Herb Slattery

All-Americans Omar Cuff.........................RB......................2007 Charles Graves..................FS.......................2009 Gino Gradkowski.............. OG......................2011 1ST TEAM SPORTS NETWORK Mike Renna.......................DE......................1989 Warren McIntire................FS.......................1991 Kenny Bailey.....................SS.......................1996 Eddie Conti........................SE.......................1998 Jeff Fiss..............................C........................2000 Jason Nerys..................... OG......................2003 Shawn Johnson..................DE......................2003 Ben Patrick........................TE.......................2006 Omar Cuff.........................RB......................2007 Jon Striefsky......................K.......................2007 Gino Gradkowski.............. OG......................2011

Dennis Johnson 1ST TEAM AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION John Favero......................LB.......................1969 Conway Hayman................G.......................1970 Gardy Kahoe.................... HB......................1971 Dennis Johnson.................DT......................1972 Jeff Cannon.......................DT......................1973 Ed Clark............................LB.......................1974 Sam Miller.........................DE......................1975 Robert Pietuszka.............. DB......................1976 Jeff Komlo....................... QB......................1978 Scott Brunner................... QB......................1979 Garry Kuhlman..................OT.................1980-81 George Schmitt..................CB.......................1982 Darrell Booker...................LB.......................1986 Mike Renna.......................DE.................1988-89 Warren McIntire................FS.......................1991 Matt Morrill.......................DE.................1992-93 Daryl Brown......................FB.......................1994 Kenny Bailey.....................SS.......................1995 Eddie Conti........................SE.......................1998 Brian McKenna..................LB.......................2000 Shawn Johnson..................DE......................2003 Sidney Haugabrook.......... DB......................2004 Ben Patrick........................TE.......................2006

Conway Hayman

1ST TEAM USA TODAY/ ESPN SPORTSTICKER Eddie Conti........................SE.......................1998 1ST TEAM WALTER CAMP FOUNDATION Eddie Conti........................SE.......................1998 Brian Cook........................OL......................1998 Jeff Fiss..............................C........................2000 Sidney Haugabrook.......... DB......................2004 Ben Patrick........................TE.......................2006 Omar Cuff.........................RB......................2007 Mike Byrne.......................OL......................2007 Charles Graves..................FS.......................2009 1ST TEAM FOOTBALL GAZETTE Tom Bockius......................OT......................1990 Warren McIntire................FS.......................1991 Kenny Bailey.....................SS..................1995-96

Hugh Bogovich 1ST TEAM I-AA.ORG Andy Hall......................... QB......................2003 Shawn Johnson..................DE......................2003 Jason Nerys..................... OG......................2003 1ST TEAM COLLEGE SPORTING NEWS Omar Cuff.........................RB......................2007 Mike Byrne.......................OL......................2007 Charles Graves................. DB......................2008 Kheon Hendricks...............OL......................2008 Pat Devlin........................ QB......................2010 Anthony Bratton................SS.......................2010 Anthony Walters................CB.......................2010 Andrew Pierce...................RB......................2010 1ST TEAM PHIL STEELE Pat Devlin........................ QB......................2010 PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY MAGAZINE Joe Flacco........................ QB......................2007

1ST TEAM COLLEGE SPORTS TV Andy Hall......................... QB......................2003 Shawn Johnson..................DE......................2003 Germaine Bennett.............RB......................2003 Jason Nerys..................... OG......................2003

2ND TEAM ASSOCIATED PRESS Jack Gallagher...................E........................1949 Jim Zaiser........................ HB......................1955 Anthony Toto.................... HB......................1957 Jack Turner...................... DB......................1959 Tom DiMuzio.................... QB......................1969 Dennis Johnson.................DT......................1972 Gary Bello.........................LB.......................1976 Tony Glenn.........................C........................1977 Herb Beck.........................OT......................1978 John Morrison.................. OG......................1978 Scott Brunner................... QB......................1979 Tom Toner........................ OG......................1980 Garry Kuhlman..................OT......................1981 Darrell Booker...................LB.......................1985 Matt Morrill.......................DE......................1993 Sidney Haugabrook.......... DB......................2004 Charles Graves................. DB.................2008-09 Gino Gradkowski.............. OG......................2011

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Gardy Kahoe 2ND TEAM CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN Sam Miller.........................DE......................1973 Tom James....................... HB......................1976 Paul Schweizer..................LB.......................1976 Matt Smith....................... OG......................1994 Brett Veach........................SE.......................2000 Ben Cross..........................DE......................2003 Chris Mooney....................DL......................2004 2ND TEAM SPORTS NETWORK Darrell Booker...................LB.......................1986 Matt Morrill.......................DE......................1993 Matt Wildes.......................OT......................1993 Shannon Trostle................ OG.................1994-95 Steve Archibald..................OT......................1995 Brian McKenna..................LB.......................2000 Dan Mulhern.....................LB.......................2002 Andy Hall......................... QB......................2003 Sidney Haugabrook...........RS.......................2004 Mike Byrne.......................OL......................2007 Charles Graves..................FS.......................2009 2ND TEAM PHIL STEELE Gino Gradkowski...............OL.................2010-11

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3RD TEAM ASSOCIATED PRESS Gerald Doherty................. HB......................1946 Don Miller........................ QB......................1953 Chuck Hall.........................FB.......................1970 Nate Beasley.....................FB.......................1974 Matt Morrill.......................DE......................1992 Warren McIntire................FS.......................1992 Daryl Brown......................FB.......................1994 Kenny Bailey.....................SS.......................1996 Brian Smith.......................LB.......................1997 Mike Cecere......................DE......................2000 Matt Nagy........................ QB......................2000 Dan Mulhern.....................LB.......................2002 Tom Parks.........................DL......................2004 Mike Bryne.......................OL......................2007 Pat Devlin........................ QB......................2010 Anthony Bratton................SS.......................2010 Anthony Walters............... DB......................2010 3RD TEAM SPORTS NETWORK Kenny Bailey.....................SS.......................1995 Brian Smith.......................LB.......................1996 Dorrell Green....................SS.......................1997 Jim Stull............................OT......................1999 Mike Cecere......................DE......................2000 Matt Nagy........................ QB......................2000 Chris Mooney....................DL......................2004 Tom Parks.........................DL......................2004 Omar Cuff........................ HB......................2005 Joe Flacco........................ QB......................2007 Anthony Bratton................SS.......................2010 Andrew Pierce...................RB......................2010 Paul Worrilow....................LB.......................2012 3RD TEAM TEAMLINK.COM Jim Stull............................OT......................1999 3RD TEAM PHIL STEELE Anthony Bratton................SS.......................2010 Shea Allard.......................OT......................2011 4TH TEAM PHIL STEELE Anthony Walters................CB.......................2010

James Anderson

Mike Brown HONORABLE MENTION ASSOCIATED PRESS Wm. “Red” Hogan.............FB..................1940-41 Hugh Bogovich...................G.......................1941 Paul Hart..........................FB.......................1946 Walter Marusa....................G.......................1946 Jack Messick.......................C........................1946 Buck Thompson..................E........................1946 Bill Cole............................ HB......................1948 Tony Suravitch...................FB..................1958-59 Jack Turner...................... HB......................1958 Mark Hurm........................C........................1959 Mickey Heinecken..............E........................1959 Joe Purzycki..................... DB......................1969 Dennis Johnson.................OT......................1971 Tom Morin........................C/G.....................1971 Bob Depew........................DE......................1972 Jeff Cannon.......................OT......................1973 Blair Caviness................... HB......................1973 Bill Cubit...........................SE.......................1974 Gene Fischi........................OT......................1974 Dave Fritz..........................T........................1976 Herb Beck.........................OT......................1977 Bo Dennis..........................FB.......................1979

Matt Morrill

Mike Donnalley..................C........................1979 Vince Hyland.....................CB.......................1979 Guy Ramsey.......................S........................1979 Mike Wisniewski................LB.......................1979 Jaime Young......................TE.......................1979 Garry Kuhlman..................OT......................1980 Bill Maley......................... DB......................1980 Ed Braceland.....................OT......................1981 Paul Brown........................DE......................1982 Peter Mill...........................C........................1982 Rick Scully........................ QB......................1982 Rick Titus............................P.......................1982 Chuck Brice.......................DT......................1985 Vaughn Dickinson..............DE......................1985 Jamie Dyevich...................OT......................1986 Rich Gannon..................... QB......................1986 Ken Lucas..........................CB.......................1986 Joe McGrail.......................DT......................1986 Jeff Modesitt.....................TE.......................1986 Bob Norris........................ HB......................1986 Chris Coyne........................C........................1987 Mike Renna.......................DE......................1988 John Levelis......................DE......................1988 HONORABLE MENTION UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Jack Gallagher...................E........................1949 Anthony Toto.................... HB......................1957 Tony Suravitch...................FB.......................1958 HONORABLE MENTION AFCA Chuck Hall.........................FB.......................1970 HONORABLE MENTION SPORTS NETWORK Steve Archibald..................OT......................1994 Aaron Love....................... WR......................2007 Matt Marcorelle.................DL......................2007 Robbie Agnone..................TE.......................2007 Kheon Hendricks...............OL......................2007 Kheon Hendricks...............OL......................2008 NCAA POST-GRADUATE SCHOLAR Brian Farrell.......................T........................1985

Andy Hall

Blue Hen Football CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT Barney Osevala................ DB......................1980 Jim Pawloski.................... DB......................1983 Brian Farrell.......................T........................1984 Frank Dowd.......................LB.......................1985 Neil Roberts.......................K.......................1986 Jason Slusser.....................DE.................1993-94 Matt Smith.........................G.............1992-93-94 Marvell Scott.....................FB.......................1995 Geof Gardner....................LB.......................1996 Chris Nocco........................OL......................1998 Steve Ricco........................FB..................1998-99 John Ahern........................OL........1999-2000-01 Brett Veach........................SE.........1999-2000-01 Dan Speciale.....................CB.......................2000 Jason Nerys..................... OG.................2001-03 Chris Mooney....................DT.................2002-04 Ben Cross..........................LB.............2002-03-04 Joe Bleymaier.................. WR......................2003 Mark Moore......................LB.......................2004 Tom Parks.........................DL......................2005 Mike Byrne.......................OL.................2006-07 Mark Mackey................... WR......................2009 Trevor Mooney..................TE.......................2009 Pat Devlin........................ QB......................2010 Mark Mackey................... WR......................2010 Zack Reed.........................TE.......................2010 Rob McDowell.....................C........................2011 Ethan Clark.......................DE.................2011-12

All-Americans

Rich Gannon..................... QB......................1984 Bill Vergantino.................. QB......................1989 Sidney Haugabrook.......... DB......................2001 Andrew Pierce...................RB......................2010 Jeff Williams.....................LB.......................2012

ALL-EAST ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Chuck Hall.........................FB.......................1968 Vern Roberts..................... HB......................1972 Jeff Komlo....................... QB......................1976

1ST TEAM ALL-EAST Mike Brown...................... HB......................1963 Tom Harrison......................E........................1963 Bill Hopkins...................... HB......................1964 Manny Insua......................G.......................1964 Herb Slattery......................T........................1966 John Favero......................LB..................1968-69 Tom DiMuzio.................... QB......................1969 Chuck Hall.........................FB..................1969-70 Conway Hayman................G.......................1970 John Bush........................ DB......................1971 Gardy Kahoe.................... HB......................1971 Rich Bell.............................T........................1972 Joe Carbone......................OT......................1972 Dennis Johnson.................OT......................1972 Jeff Cannon.......................OT......................1973 Jerry Castafero................. DB......................1973 Cliff Gallira.........................G.......................1973 Blair Caviness................... HB......................1973 Sam Miller.........................DT............1973-74-75 Nate Beasley.................... HB.................1974-75 Gene Fischi........................OT......................1974 Ray Sweeney......................G.......................1974 Greg Galeone....................LB.......................1975 Gary Bello.........................LB.......................1976 Dave Fritz..........................T........................1976 Herb Beck..........................T..............1977-78-79 Tony Glenn.........................C........................1977 Sam Dolente..................... DB......................1978 Vince Hyland.................... DB.................1978-79 Jeff Komlo....................... QB......................1978 John Morrison....................G.......................1978 Scott Brunner................... QB......................1979 Bo Dennis..........................FB.......................1979 Mike Donnalley..................C........................1979 Brandt Kennedy.................K.......................1979 Guy Ramsey..................... DB......................1979

Jason Nerys

Kenny Bailey

ALL-EAST (ECAC) PLAYER OF THE YEAR Herb Slattery......................T........................1966 Joe Carbone......................OT......................1972 Scott Brunner................... QB......................1979 Leo Hamlett..................... QB......................1995 Joe Flacco........................ QB......................2007 Pat Devlin........................ QB......................2010

Mike Wisniewski................LB.......................1979 Jaime Young......................TE.......................1979 Gary Kuhlman....................T...................1980-81 Bill Maley......................... DB ................1980-81 Tom Toner..........................T........................1980 Ed Braceland.....................OT......................1981 Paul Brown........................OT......................1982 Pete Mill.............................C........................1982 George Schmitt..................CB.......................1982 Darrell Booker...................LB..................1985-86 Chuck Brice.......................OT......................1985 Vaughn Dickinson..............DE......................1985 Jeff Rosen..........................T........................1985 Rich Gannon..................... QB......................1986 Joe McGrail.......................OT......................1986 Chris Coyne........................C........................1987 John Levelis......................DE......................1988 Mike Renna.......................DE.................1988-89 Gene Vadas........................P..................1990-91 Curt Chastain......................C........................1991 Warren McIntire................FS..................1991-92 Mark Hrubar.....................OT......................1992 Matt Morrill.......................DL......................1993 Matt Wildes........................T........................1993 Daryl Brown......................FB.......................1994 Leo Hamlett..................... QB......................1995 Steve Archibald...................T........................1995 Shannon Trostle..................G.......................1995 Kenny Bailey.....................SS.......................1996 Brian Smith.......................LB.......................1997 Dorrell Green....................SS.......................1997 Ralph D’Angelo.................LB.......................1997 Brian Cook.........................C........................1997 Eddie Conti........................SE.......................1998 Lamont Watson..................LB.......................1998 Jim Stull............................OT......................1999 Brian McKenna..................LB.......................2000 Jeff Fiss..............................C........................2000 Matt Nagy........................ QB......................2000 Chris Phipps...................... OG......................2000 Dan Mulhern.....................LB..................2001-02 Jason Nerys......................OL......................2003 Andy Hall......................... QB......................2003 Shawn Johnson..................DE......................2003 Chris Mooney....................DL......................2004 Tom Parks.........................DL......................2004 Mondoe Davis...................LB.......................2004 Trip DelCampo...................OL......................2004 Tom Parks.........................DL......................2005 Omar Cuff........................ HB......................2005 Ben Patrick........................TE.......................2006 Omar Cuff.........................RB......................2007 Mike Byrne.......................OL......................2007 Pat Devlin........................ QB......................2010 Anthony Bratton................SS.......................2010 Andrew Pierce...................RB......................2010 Gino Gradkowski...............OL......................2010 Paul Worrilow....................LB.......................2012

2ND TEAM ALL-EAST Ken Lucas..........................CB.......................1986 Jeff Modesitt.....................TE.......................1986 Nick Bitsko.........................G.......................1987 Dave Buchanan..................C........................1989 Steve Leo...........................K.......................1992 Daryl Brown......................FB.......................1993 Ralph D’Angelo.................LB.......................1995 Brian Smith.......................LB.......................1996 Chris Kumpon.....................T........................1996 Brian Cook.........................C........................1998 Dale Koscielski................. DB......................1998 Mike Cecere......................DE.............1999-2000 HONORABLE MENTION ALL-EAST Don Miller........................ QB......................1954 Tom Redfield......................E........................1954 Mark Hurm........................C........................1959 Chuck Zolak..................... QB......................1963 Mike Bachman..................OT......................1980 Jay Hooks.........................SE.......................1980 Gregg Larson.....................OT......................1980 Rick Scully........................ QB......................1982 Rick Titus.......................... HB......................1982 YANKEE CONFERENCE ALL-TIME TEAM (1996) Gene Vadas........................P..................1989-91 CONFERENCE MVP Paul Chesmore...................T..............1963 (MAC) Herb Slattery......................T..............1966 (MAC) Rich Gannon..................... QB...............1986 (YC) Leo Hamlett..................... QB...............1995 (YC) Brian McKenna..................LB............. 2000 (A10) Andy Hall......................... QB ........... 2003 (A10) Shawn Johnson..................DE........... 2003 (A10) Sidney Haugabrook...........KR............ 2004 (A10) Joe Flacco (Co-POY).......... QB............ 2007 (CAA) Pat Devlin........................ QB............ 2010 (CAA) CONFERENCE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Bill Vergantino.................. QB...............1989 (YC) Daryl Brown......................FB................1991 (YC) Sidney Haugabrook...........CB............. 2001 (A10) Andrew Pierce...................RB............ 2010 (CAA) Jeff Williams.....................LB............. 2012 (CAA)

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Blue Hen Football 1ST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE Middle Atlantic Conference Frank Serpico.....................E........................1953 John Borresen....................T........................1953 Don Miller........................ QB.................1953-54 Tom Redfield......................E........................1954 Steve Butcher.....................T........................1954 Jim Flynn......................... HB......................1954 Mickey Heinecken..............E........................1960 Earl Ritchie....................... OG......................1961 John Scholato.....................C...................1961-62 Karl Lorenz...................... HB......................1961 Paul Chesmore...................T...................1962-63 Jim Quirk...........................G.......................1962 Ron McCoy....................... HB......................1962 Tom Harrison......................E........................1963 Don James.........................G.......................1963 Norm Wilkinson..................C........................1963 Mike Brown...................... HB......................1963 Joe Slobojan..................... HB......................1963 Bill Hopkins...................... HB......................1964 Manny Insua......................G.......................1964 Ed Anderson.......................G.......................1965 Bruce Carlyle......................S........................1965 Bill Neiger..........................T........................1965 Herb Slattery..................LB/OL...............1965-66 Russ Bonadonna.................C........................1966 Mike Purzycki....................E........................1966 Stu Green......................... HB......................1966 Ed Sand..............................G.......................1966 Jack Hoopes.......................S........................1966 Harry Starrett....................OT......................1966 Jim Laser...........................C........................1967 John Spangler...................FB.......................1967 Henry Vollendorf................G..................1967-68 Chuck Hall.........................FB..................1968-69 Conway Hayman................G..................1968-69 Dick Kelley . .................... HB......................1968 Yancy Phillips.....................T........................1968 Pete Cornelius...................OT......................1968 John Favero......................LB..................1968-69 Jim Scelba...................... Def. E....................1968 Tom DiMuzio.................... QB......................1969

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Mick. Kwiatkowski..............G.......................1969 Chip Vaccarino....................C........................1969 Ron Withelder....................E........................1969 Bruce Hanley.....................DE......................1969 Joe Purzycki..................... DB......................1969 Yankee Conference Phil Atwell..........................S........................1986 Chuck Bitsko......................DE......................1986 Darrell Booker...................LB.......................1986 Chris Coyne........................C........................1986 Rich Gannon..................... QB......................1986 Bob Norris........................ HB......................1986 Joe McGrail.......................DT......................1986 James Anderson................SE.......................1987 John Levelis......................DE......................1988 Mike Renna.......................DE.................1988-89 David Price.........................G.......................1989 John Sullivan......................T........................1989 Tom Bockius.......................T........................1990 Gene Vadas........................P..................1990-91 Warren McIntire................FS..................1991-92 Curt Chastain......................C........................1991 Mark Drozic.......................K.......................1991 Bill Vergantino.................. QB......................1991 Mark Hrubar.....................DT......................1992 Matt Morrill.......................DE.................1992-93 Daryl Brown......................FB..................1993-94 Leo Hamlett..................... QB......................1995 Shannon Trostle..................G.......................1995 Steve Archibald...................T........................1995 Ralph D’Angelo.................LB.......................1995 Dorrell Green....................FS.............1995-96-97 Kenny Bailey.....................SS.......................1996 Atlantic 10 Conference Brian Smith.......................LB..................1996-97 Chris Kumpon.....................T........................1996 Mark Hondru.....................OT......................1996 Courtney Batts...................SE.......................1997 Eddie Conti........................SE.......................1998 Brian Cook.........................G.......................1998 Brian McKenna..................LB..............1999-2000

Mondoe Davis

Jim Stull............................OT......................1999 Mike Cecere......................DE.............1999-2000 Jeff Fiss..............................C........................2000 Matt Nagy........................ QB......................2000 Chris Phipps...................... OG......................2000 Jamin Elliott......................SE.......................2000 Dan Mulhern.....................LB..................2001-02 Ricardo Walker................. DB......................2002 Joe Minucci.......................DT......................2002 Jason Nerys......................OL......................2003 Andy Hall......................... QB......................2003 Shawn Johnson..................DE......................2003 Sid. Haugabrook......... KR/PR/DB................2004 Chris Mooney....................DL......................2004 Tom Parks.........................DL......................2004 Mondoe Davis...................LB.......................2004 Trip DelCampo...................OL......................2004 Tom Parks.........................DL......................2005 Omar Cuff........................ HB......................2005 Ben Patrick........................TE.......................2006 Rashaad Woodard.............KR......................2006 Colonial Athletic Association Omar Cuff.........................RB......................2007 Mike Byrne.......................OL......................2007 Joe Flacco........................ QB......................2007 Aaron Love....................... WR......................2007 Jon Striefsky......................K.......................2007 Kheon Hendricks...............OL......................2007 Charles Graves................. DB.................2008-09 Anthony Walters............... DB......................2009 Brandon Gilbeaux..............DL......................2009 Mark Duncan.................... WR......................2009 Pat Devlin........................ QB......................2010 Anthony Bratton................SS.......................2010 Andrew Pierce...................RB......................2010 Gino Gradkowski...............OL.................2010-11 Shea Allard.......................OT......................2011 Sean Baner........................K.......................2011 Paul Worrilow....................LB.......................2012

Darrell Edmonds

2ND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE Yankee Conference Dan Brodeur......................T........................1986 Jamie Dyevich....................T........................1986 Jeff Modesitt.....................TE.......................1986 Chris Coyne........................C........................1987 Ken Lucas..........................CB.......................1987 James Anderson................SE.......................1988 Rob Ambrosino...................C........................1988 Bryan Bossard....................S........................1988 Daryl Brantley...................FB..................1989-90 Dave Buchanan..................C........................1989 Robin Callender.................CB.......................1990 Tim Irvine.........................LB.......................1991 Bob Wolford......................LB.......................1991 Keita Malloy......................SE.......................1991 Mike Schoenleber...............G.......................1991 Mark Toback.......................T........................1991 Rick Anderson....................G.......................1991 Scott Griemsmann.............OT......................1991 Tim Jacobs........................CB..................1991-92 Bill Vergantino.................. QB......................1992 Daryl Brown......................FB.......................1992 Geoff Hannan.....................G.......................1992 Matt Wildes........................T...................1992-93 Mike Bandish....................LB.......................1992 Pat Mulhern......................LB.......................1992 Steve Leo...........................K.......................1992 Scott Acker........................CB.......................1993 Greg Peden........................C........................1993 Matt Smith.........................G.......................1994 Rob Higbee.......................TE.......................1994 Kenny Bailey.....................SS.......................1995 Courtney Batts...................SE.......................1995 Larry McSeed....................LB.......................1995 Mark Hondru.....................OT......................1995 Eddie Conti.....................KR/SE...............1995-96 Atlantic 10 Conference Courtney Batts...................KR......................1997 Rob Hyman.......................DE......................1997 Ralph D’Angelo.................LB.......................1997 Mike Flanagan...................G.......................1997

Matt Nagy

Blue Hen Football Eddie Conti........................KR......................1998 Brian McKenna..................LB.......................1998 Lamont Watson..................LB.......................1998 Butter Pressey.................. HB......................1999 Jeff Fiss..............................C........................1999 Dan Mulhern.....................LB.......................2000 Scott Collins........................K.......................2000 Craig Cummings............... HB......................2000 Chris Steiner.......................P.......................2000 Femi Ayi............................DE......................2000 Mike Furline......................FS.......................2000 Jamin Elliott......................SE.......................2001 Femi Ayi............................DE......................2001 Chris Steiner.......................P.......................2001 John Ahern....................... OG......................2001 Darrell Edmonds................LB.......................2001 Sidney Haugabrook...........CB.......................2002 Jason Nerys..................... OG......................2002 Sidney HaugabrookCB/KR.2003 Chris Mooney....................DL......................2003 Mondoe Davis...................LB.......................2003 Germaine Bennett.............RB......................2003 Brian Sims.........................OL......................2005 John Mulhern....................LB.......................2005 Colonial Athletic Association Kheon Hendricks...............OL......................2008 Matt Marcorelle.................DL......................2008 Anthony Bratton............... DB......................2009 Corey Nicholson.................OL......................2009 Anthony Walters............... DB......................2010 Tyrone Grant.................... DB......................2010 Siddiq Haynes...................DL......................2010 Mike Perry.........................K.......................2010 Rob McDowell....................OL.................2010-11 Matt Marcorelle.................LB.......................2010 Andrew Pierce...................RB......................2011 Michael Atunrase...............DE......................2011 Paul Worrilow....................LB.......................2011 Nihja White...................... WR......................2011 Travis Hawkins................. DB......................2011

Ben Patrick

All-Americans

Nihja White...................... WR......................2012 Bobby Kennedy.................OL......................2012 Zach Kerr..........................DL......................2012 3RD TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE Yankee Conference Kenny Bailey.....................FS.......................1993 Mike Bandish....................LB.......................1993 Geoff Hannan....................OT......................1993 Pat Mulhern......................LB..................1993-94 Shannon Trostle..................G.......................1994 Eddie Conti........................KR......................1996 Atlantic 10 Conference Mike Cecere......................DE.................1997-98 Denis Hulme......................LB.......................1997 Matt Nagy........................ QB......................1998 Dale Koscielski................. DB......................1998 Keith Cregan......................G.......................1998 Bryan Soltes......................DL......................1998 Tyrone Bowden..................CB.......................1999 Chris Phipps........................G.......................1999 Darrell Edmonds................LB.......................2000 Brett Veach........................SE.......................2000 John Ahern....................... OG......................2000 Greg Penecale...................TE.......................2000 Jeff Dodge........................OT......................2000 Ricardo Walker..................CB.......................2001 Sidney Haugabrook...........CB.......................2001 Ricardo Walker..................KR......................2002 Ryan Bleiler.......................P.......................2002 Rick Lavelle.......................TE..................2002-03 Mike Adams..................... DB......................2003 Trip DelCampo...................OL......................2003 Brad Shushman..................K.......................2003 David Boler...................... WR......................2004 Rashaad Woodard.............KR......................2005 Aaron Love........................PR.................2005-06 Omar Cuff.........................RB......................2006 Mike Byrne.......................OL......................2006

Rashaad Woodard

Colonial Athletic Association Matt Marcorelle.................DL......................2007 Rich Beverley....................OL......................2007 Kervin Michaud................ WR......................2007 Robbie Agnone..................TE.......................2008 Ed Wagner.........................P.......................2009 Colin Naugle......................TE.......................2010 Ed Wagner.........................P.......................2010 Michael Atunrase...............DL......................2010 Paul Worrilow....................LB.......................2010 Shea Allard.......................OL......................2010 Darryl Jones.......................S........................2010 Marcus Burley.................. DB......................2011 Andrew Pierce...................RB......................2012 Jeff Williams.....................LB.......................2012 Brandon Heath..................OL......................2012 BLUE-GRAY ALL-STAR CLASSIC Chris Coyne........................C........................1987 Brian Cook.........................C........................1998 Eddie Conti........................SE.......................1998 Jim Stull............................OT......................1999 COACH’S ALL-AMERICAN GAME John Bush........................ DB......................1972 EAST-WEST SHRINE ALL-STAR GAME Dennis Johnson.................DT......................1972 Sidney Haugabrook....... KR/DB...................2004 Ben Patrick........................TE.......................2006 Pat Devlin........................ QB......................2010 SENIOR BOWL Dennis Johnson.................DT......................1972 Ben Patrick........................TE.......................2006 Joe Flacco........................ QB......................2007 FCS SCOUT BOWL Michael Atunrase...............DE......................2011 Andrew Harrison................LB.......................2011 Matt Hardison...................DT......................2011

Buck Thompson

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME MEMBERS Bill Murray........................................ Head Coach Dave Nelson...................................... Head Coach Tubby Raymond................................. Head Coach UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME Bill Murray......................................Coach (1997) Dave Nelson....................................Coach (1997) Chuck Hall......................................Player (1997) Ace Taylor......................................Player (1997) Mike Brown....................................Player (1998) Doc Doherty...................................Player (1998) Scotty Duncan.................................Coach (1998) Roy Rylander................................Trainer (1998) “Buck” Thompson...........................Player (1999) Conway Hayman............................Player (1999) Hugh Bogovich...............................Player (2000) Dennis Johnson..............................Player (2000) Irvin Wisniewski..............................Coach (2000) Darrell Booker................................Player (2001) Elbert Chance........................ Publicist/PA (2001) Ed Thompson..................................Player (2001) Tubby Raymond...............................Coach (2002) Daryl Brown...................................Player (2003) Scott Brunner.................................Player (2004) Billy Cole........................................Player (2004) Rich Gannon...................................Player (2005) Jimmy Flynn..................................Player (2006) Don Miller......................................Player (2006) Gardy Kahoe..................................Player (2008) Mike Renna....................................Player (2008) Ivory Sully.....................................Player (2009) Tony Toto........................................Player (2010) Bill Vergantino................................Player (2010) Nate Beasley..................................Player (2011) Paul Billy........................................Coach (2011) Eddie Conti.....................................Player (2012) Bob Hooper....................................Player (2012)

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No Head Coach (14-13-4, .516, 7 yrs.) 1889 1-1-1 .500 Joseph B. Handy 1890 3-2 .600 Edward R. Martin 1891 5-3-1 .612 Joseph B. Handy 1892 1-2-2 .612 Brooks L. Ross 1893 2-1 .667 William H. Harrington 1894 1-1 .500 William U. Reybold 1895 1-3 .250 Robert B. Wolf Ira L. Pierce (0-6-0, .000, 1 yr.) 1896 0-6 .000 Ernest W. Sipple Herbert L. Rice (17-18-3, .487, 5 yrs.) 1897 2-4 .333 John T. Mullins 1898 2-5-2 .188 Harrison W. Vickers 1899 6-2 .750 Alfred H. Hartman 1900 2-3-1 .417 Theodore R. Wolf 1901 5-4 .556 John W. Huxley Clarence A. Short (See after 1906) 1902 3-5-1 .389 Wm. R.M. Wharton Nathan H. Mannakee (8-13-2, .392, 3 yrs.) 1903 4-4 .500 Bassett Ferguson 1904 1-5-1 .215 Paul F. Pie 1905 3-4-1 438 Paul F. Pie Clarence A. Short (8-6-1, .567, 2 yrs.) 1906 5-1 .834 Charles P. Messick E. Pratt King (0-5-1, .084, 1 yr.) 1907 0-5-1 .084 J. Frank Baldwin William J. McAvoy (see after 1925) 1908 3-4-1 .438 Gustav A. Papperman 1909 1-6-1 .188 John R. Rothrock 1910 1-2-2 .400 Carl A. Taylor 1911 2-5-2 .334 Carl A. Taylor 1912 1-6-1 .188 Arthur C. Huston 1913 2-4-2 .375 William F. Cann 1914 7-1-1 .834 Victor H. Handy 1915 6-3 .667 Victor H. Handy 1916 4-3-1 .563 Michael J. Fidance Stan Baumgartner (2-5, .286, 1 yr.) 1917 2-5 .286 Ernest S. Wilson Lt. Milton Aronowitz (1-2-2, .400, 1 yr.) 1918 1-2-2 .400 Harry W. Loose Howard B. Shipley (5-10-2, .353, 2 yrs.) 1919 2-5-1 .313 Robert Stewart 1920 3-5-1 .389 Hugh McCaughan Sylvester R. Derby (5-4, .556, 1 yr.) 1921 5-4 .556 Walter D. Holton William J. McAvoy (42-43-13, .494, 12 yrs.) 1922 6-3 .667 John D. Williams 1923 5-3-1 .612 James H. Donalson 1924 4-3-1 .563 William D. McKelvie R.M. Frank Forstburg (7-9-0, .437, 2 yrs.) 1925 4-4 .500 Lewis Kramer 1926 3-5 .375 William G. Lohmann Joseph J. Rothrock (4-11-1, .281, 2 yrs.) 1927 2-5-1 .313 William Reybold, Jr. 1928 2-6 .250 Max Glasser

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All-Time Coaches A.B. “Gus” Ziegler (6-10-2, .389, 2 yrs.) 1929 0-7-1 .063 Irwin S. Taylor 1930 6-3-1 .650 Samuel M. Sloan Charles Rogers (12-9-4, .560, 3 yrs.) 1931 5-1-2 .750 Francis Haggerty, C 1932 5-4 .556 Francis Haggerty, C 1933 2-4-2 .375 John C. Branner, FB J. Neil Stahley (4-3-1, .563, 1 yr.) 1934 4-3-1 .563 Edwin Thompson, FB Lyal W. Clark (5-18-1, .230, 3 yrs.) 1935 2-5-1 .313 John S. Glover, B 1936 2-6 .250 John A. Hodgson, G 1937 1-7 .125 Richard R. Roberts, B Stephen J. Grenda (4-12, .250, 2 yrs.) 1938 3-5 .375 Ernest George, B Thomas J. Ryan, B 1939 1-7 .125 Howard N. Viden, B William D. “Bill” Murray (49-16-2, .747, 8 yrs.) 1940 5-3 .625 Wilmer V. Apsley, G Wm. D. Wendle, E 1941 7-0-1 .938 Melvin Brooks, B James F. Mullen, T 1942 8-0 1.000 Hugh M. Bogovich, G Albert A. Newcomb, B Walter P. Paul, B 1943-45 No Teams Due to World War II 1946 10-0 1.000 Anthony E. Stalloni, T 1947 4-4 .500 Walter A. Marusa, G John W. Messick, C 1948 5-3 .625 Robert Campbell, T Eugene Carrell, G 1949 8-1 .889 John Miller, G, Mariano Stalloni, B 1950 2-5-1 .313 Fred Schenck, C James Thomas, E David M. Nelson (84-42-2, .664, 15 yrs.) 1951 5-3 .625 John DeGasperis, B 1952 4-4 .500 Paul Mueller, E 1953 7-1 .857 Johnny Borresen, T 1954 8-2 .800 Dan Ford, B 1955 8-1 .889 Vincent Grande, E 1956 5-3-1 .612 Tom Thomas, G 1957 4-3 .572 Joe Harvanik, T 1958 5-3 .625 Robert Jones, G 1959 8-1 .889 Mark Hurm, C 1960 2-6-1 .278 Micky Heinecken, E 1961 4-4 .500 William Grossman, T John Scholato (acting) 1962 7-2 .778 John J. Scholato, C 1963 8-0 1.000 Paul Chesmore, T 1964 4-5 .445 Ron Bianco, E 1965 5-4 .556 James Mueller, E Harold R. “Tubby” Raymond (300-119-3, .714, 36 yrs.) 1966 6-3 .667 Ed Sand, G 1967 2-7 .223 Art Smith, HB 1968 8-3 .728 Bob Novotny, LB 1969 9-2 .819 Joe Purzycki, CB 1970 9-2 .819 Ray Holcomb, LB 1971 10-1 .909 Ralph Borgess, DT 1972 10-0 1.000 Dennis Johnson, DT 1973 8-4 .667 Jeff Cannon, DT 1974 12-2 .858 Ed Clark, LB 1975 8-3 .727 Curt Morgan, LB 1976 8-3-1 .709 Gary Bello, LB 1977 6-3-1 .650 Dave Bachkosky, FB 1978 10-4 .715 John Morrison, OG

1979 1980 1981 1982 DT 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001

13-1 9-2 9-3 12-2

.929 .819 .750 .858

Jim Brandimarte, S Bob Lundquist, S Ed Braceland, DT Paul Brown,

4-7 8-3 7-4 9-4 5-6 7-5 7-4 6-5 10-2 11-3 9-4 7-3-1 11-2 8-4 12-2 7-4 7-4 12-2 4-6

.364 .728 .636 .692 .455 .583 .636 .545 .833 .786 .692 .682 .846 .667 .857 .636 .636 .857 .400

Greg Robertson, LB Dan Reeder, FB Vaughn Dickinson, DE Joe McGrail, DT Chris Coyne, C Jim Borkowski, LB Tim Healy, FB/P Mike McCall, SS Marc Sydnor, CB Tom Bockius, OT Marc Sydnor, CB Bob Wolford, LB Bill Vergantino, QB Warren McIntire, FS Scott Acker, CB Matt Morrill, DE Daryl Brown, FB Pat Mulhern, DE Larry McSeed, LB Shannon Trostle, OG Leo Hamlett, QB Chris Kumpon, OT Geof Gardner, LB Kenny Bailey, DB Dorrell Green, SS Bryan Soltes, DT Brian Ginn, QB Craig Cummings, HB Brian McKenna, LB Darrell Edmonds, LB

kurt charles “K.C” Keeler (86-52, .623, 11 yrs.) 2002 6-6 .667 Dan Mulhern, LB 2003 15-1 .938 Mike Adams, DB Jason Nerys, OL 2004 9-4 .692 Sean Bleiler, HB Sidney Haugabrook, CB 2005 6-5 .545 Roger Brown, CB Sonny Riccio, QB 2006 5-6 455 Ryan Carty, QB Kyle Campbell, DB KeiAndre Hepburn, LB 2007 11-4 .733 Mike Byrne, OL Omar Cuff, RB Matt Marcorelle, DL 2008 4-8 .333 Kheon Hendricks, OL Erik Johnson, LB Matt Marcorelle, DL Kervin Michaud, WR 2009 6-5 .545 Charles Graves, FS Corey Nicholson, OG Matt Marcorelle, LB 2010 12-3 .800 Pat Devlin, QB Tyrone Grant, S Matt Marcorelle, LB 2011 7-4 .636 Gino Gradkowski, OL Andrew Harrison, LB Leon Jackson, LB Mark Schenauer, WR Paul Worrilow, LB 2012 5-6 .455 Andrew Pierce, RB Paul Worrilow, LB Totals Number of Coaches: 22 Number of Seasons: 121 All-Time Record: 663-425-44 (.605)

Blue Hen Football The Blue Hen Touchdown Club Awards are presented each year at a banquet honoring the senior members of the University of Delaware football team. The Blue Hen Touchdown Club was formed in September 1996 when the Wilmington and Newark Touchdown Clubs merged. Over the years, both clubs supported UD football and provided contributions to the game of football in the New Castle County area. In 1990, when the NCAA defined stricter regulations with booster clubs, the two clubs combined their annual banquets into one. Negotiations brought about the decision to unite the two groups. The Wilmington Touchdown Club was formed in 1946, making it the oldest sports club in the state of Delaware. The Newark club was formed in 1956. The Wilmington club originally presented the outstanding offensive and defensive player of the year awards as well as the Baker-Taylor Award. The Taylor Memorial Trophy is given to the senior who has made the greatest contribution to team morale throughout his career. The trophy was presented to the University of Delaware in memory of J. Baker Taylor, ‘08 and Harry V. Taylor, ‘16. The award was established by Mrs. J. Baker Taylor and Mrs. Harry V. Taylor, and their children, J. Baker Taylor, Jr., Dorothy Taylor Jones, and F. Martin Taylor. Selection of the recipient is made by a vote of members of the football squad and the coaching and training staff. The Newark Touchdown Club awarded an Outstanding Senior Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year Award until 1990.

Baker-Taylor Award

Touchdown Club Awards Paul Worrilow

1981

Gary Kuhlman, OT; Ed Braceland, DT

Paul Mueller, E

1982

Kevin Phelan, HB; George Schmitt, DB

Ed Sand, G-E

1983

Joe Quigg, LB; Doug Martin, OG

1967

Art Smith, HB

1984

Dan Reeder, FB; Mike Harris, DB

1968

Bob Novotny, LB

1985

Jeff Rosen, OG; Chuck Brice, DT

1969

Joe Purzycki, DB

1986

Rich Gannon, QB; Joe McGrail, DT

1970

Ray Holcomb, LB

1987

Gregg Panasuk, FB; Jeff Borkoski, LB

1971

Ralph Borgess, DT

1988

Tim Healy, FB; Bryan Bossard, SS

1972

Dennis Johnson, DT

1989

Dave Buchanan, C; Mike Renna, DT

1973

Jeff Cannon, DT

1990

Daryl Brantley, FB; Todd Eller, LB

1974

Ed Clark, LB

1991

Jim Lazarski, HB; Tim Irvine, LB

1975

Curt Morgan, LB

1992

Bill Vergantino, QB; Brian Quigg, SS

1976

Gary Bello, LB

1993

Lanue Johnson, HB; Mike Bandish, LB

1977

Dave Bachkosky, FB

1994

Daryl Brown, FB; Pat Mulhern, DE

1978

John Morrison, OG

1995

Pat Williams, HB; Kai Hebron, FB;

1979

Jim Brandimarte, DB

Paul Williams, CB

1980

Bob Lundquist, DB

1996

Leo Hamlett, QB; Norman

1981

Ed Braceland, DT

Coleman, HB; Kenny Bailey, SS;

1982

Paul Brown, DE

Mark Hondru, DT

1983

Greg Robertson, LB

John Borresen, T

1997

Courtney Batts, SE; Ralph D’Angelo, LB

1984

Dan Reeder, FB

1954

Don Miller, QB

1998

Eddie Conti, SE; Lamont Watson, LB

1985

Vaughn Dickinson, DE

1955

Jimmy Zaiser, HB