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S A T U R D A Y , O C T O B E R3 , 2 0 1 5 NORFOLKSTATE( SPARTANS) VS.HOWARD( BI SON) WI L L I A MH. G R E E NES T A D I UM, WA S HI NG T O N, D C•1 P M


TODAY’S GAME Norfolk State University (Spartans) 1-3, 1-0 MEAC vs Howard University (Bison) 0-4, 0-2 MEAC The game: This is a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game featuring the Spartans of Norfolk State University and the Bison of Howard University. The Spartans (1-3, 1-0 in the MEAC) are coming off a 24-14 win over Hampton at home this past Saturday. The Bison (0-4, 0-2 in the MEAC) are still looking for their first win after dropping a 21-13 decision to Morgan State in last Saturday’s game at Soldier Field in Chicago. THE COACHES: Norfolk State is coached by Latrell Scott (Hampton, ’99), who is in his first year there. Scott, who comes over from Virginia State, has a 26-12 record to date in four-plus seasons. Howard is coached by Gary “Flea” Harrell (Howard, ’94), who is in his fourth season and has a 17-21 career record to date. SERIES RECORD: The two teams last met in 2012 and the Bison prevailed 37-36 in an overtime thriller at Dick Price Stadium. Howard holds a 16-8 advantage in the series. ON THE AIR: The game will be broadcast live on the HU Sports Network at WHBC963hd3.com. Trevin Jones will handle play by play and Michael Lindo will do the commentary. The game will also be broadcast on heritage Sports Radio Network at www.hsrn.com. Mark Gray will do play by play and Lex Taylor the commentary. NORFOLK STATE Key Players: The Spartan offense is led by junior running back GERARD JOHNSON (52 carries, 183 carries, 1 TD; 11 receptions, 107 yards, 1 TD), junior quarterback GREG HANKERSON (31 carries, 101 yards; 54 of 115, 633 yards, 4 TDs) and red-shirt senior wide receiver DEANDRE SANGSTER (10 receptions, 145 yards, 1 TD). On defense, senior linebacker DEON KING (64 tackles, 1.5 tackles for losses, an interception) and junior cornerback SANDY CHAPMAN (23 tackles, 1.0 tackles, 1 pass interception, a fumble recovery) lead the defense. HOWARD UNIVERSITY Key Players:The Bison are led on offense by red-shirt senior running back AQUANIUS FREEMAN (34 carries, 157 yards, 1 TD), freshman running back DONNELL PLEASANT (21 carries, 105 yards; 9 receptions), red-shirt freshman quarterback KALEN JOHNSON (26 of 54, 219 yards) and senior wide receiver MATT COLVIN (10 receptions, 90 yards). Defensively, red-shirt junior JALEN DAY (34 tackles), red-shirt senior safety JACOB BENNETT (37 tackles), TRAVON HUNT (13 tackles, 2 interceptions), red-shirt junior cornerback KENNETH RUSS (17 tackles, a fumble recovery) and junior strong safety CRAIG JOHNSON (23 tackles, 1.5 tackles for losses, 2 fumble recoveries) lead the way.


2015 BISON SCHEDULE AND RESULTS DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME/RESULT

9/5 Appalachian State Boone, NC L, 0-49 9/12 Boston College Boston, MA L, 0-76 9/18 Hampton University Washington,D.C. L, 19-37 9/26 Morgan State Chicago, IL L, 13-21 10/3 Norfolk State Washington,D.C. 1 PM 10/10 BYE 10/17 SC State Orangeburg,SC 2 PM 10/24 North Carolina A&T Greensboro,NC 1 PM 10/31 Savannah State Washington,D.C. 1 PM 11/7 Stony Brook Stony Brook,NY 1 PM 11/14 NCCU Washington,D.C. 1 PM 11/21 Delaware State Dover,DE 2 PM

LAST WEEK IN THE MEAC:

Saturday, September 26 SAVANNAH STATE: 12, BETHUNE-COOKMAN: 42 HAMPTON: 14, NORFOLK STATE: 24 TENNESSEE STATE: 30, FLORIDA A&M: 14 *MORGAN STATE: 21, HOWARD: 13

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:

Saturday, October 3 NORFOLK STATE (@HOWARD) 1:05 PM MORGAN STATE (@DELAWARE STATE) 2 PM NORTH CAROLINA A&T (@HAMPTON) 2 PM BETHUNE-COOKMAN (@NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL) 4 PM FURMAN VS. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 7 PM FLORIDA A&M (@SAVANNAH STATE) 7 PM

Assigned Game Officials:

REFEREE Antroy Singleton UMPIRE Dwayne Marcus HEAD LINESMAN Eric Blunston LINE JUDGE Jason Soistman SIDE JUDGE Solomon Ricks FIELD JUDGE Deron Tross BACK JUDGE Sean Woodson GAME CLOCK Tori Morgan PLAY CLOCK Bernard Garner GRADER Thomas Symonette

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2015 Bison Coaching Staff Gary Harrell Head Coach Howard, 94’ Fourth Season

Gary “Flea” Harrell enters his fourth season as head football coach at Howard University and is committed to building the Bison program into a contender. It did not take Harrell long to put his stamp on the Howard University football program. Using the slogan, “The Road to Redemption” in his first season in 2011, Harrell was able to turn the Bison’s fortunes around by leading them to a 5-6 mark. It was significant because the win total exceeded the total number of victories the three previous season combined. Harrell was among the finalists for the Eddie Robinson Award, presented to the top coach in FCS and the MEAC Coach of the Year. With his philosophy in place, Harrell would lead Howard to a 7-4 record and a 6-2 mark in the MEAC. It was the first winning season for the Bison in a decade and the second place finish in the conference was the best in over a decade. Following a year leave of absence, Harrell returned the sidelines in 2014 and led the Bison to a 5-7 mark, but it is important to note that Howard finished the season on a four-game winning streak. The Miami, Fla. native is no stranger to coaching at Greene Stadium, making his career debut as the Bison wide receivers coach in 2002. After two seasons with Howard, Harrell had coaching stints at Texas Southern (2004-2006) and Florida A&M (2006-2008) as the wide receivers coach. He continued his matriculation towards a head coaching job by serving as the quarterbacks coach at Morgan State University (2008-2009) and the wide receivers coach for Team Michigan, a member of the All-American Football League (2008). Prior to being named the head coach at his alma mater, Harrell completed two seasons as the offensive coordinator for Bowie State University’s football team. Affectionately known as “The Flea,” Harrell was a fan favorite for his calculating and precise on-the-field exploits despite his stature. He is the all-time leading receiver in school history and ranks among the tops in MEAC history. He also holds the season record for punt returns (29) and return yards in a season (417). Harrell was a four-year letter winner at Howard University. “Howard has a strong legacy of achievement,” Harrell said. “Every member of Howard University football accepts the responsibility of representing the program with dignity and pride on and off the field. We started out as the Road To Redemption in an attempt to bring the program back to respectability. We are now entering the next phase, ‘The Road to Glory.’ It is our goal to have a program that is competitive year in and year out.” As a starter for Howard’s undefeated 1993 team, Harrell and his teammates won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship and were crowned the Black National College champions. He set the benchmark for wide receivers at Howard and holds the school record for most receptions in a game (13) and in a career (184). Harrell made his professional debut in the National Football League with the New York Giants (1994-96), followed by a season for the World League’s Frankfurt Galaxy (1996) and two seasons in the Canadian Football league with the Montreal Alouettes (1996-97). Harrell is a 1994 graduate of Howard University with a degree in marketing. He was inducted into the Howard University Hall of Fame in November 2005 and received a proclamation from the City of Miami declaring it Gary “Flea” Harrell Day. Harrell attended the Miami Northwestern High School. 11


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Rayford Petty

Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/OLBs Coach Rayford “Ray” Petty is the senior member of the Howard coaching staff as he enters his 17th season with the program in one capacity or another, including two tenures as head coach. This will be his second season as associate head coach, who is highly respected among his peers as one of the best in the profession. This is his fifth season with the program and his third stint. Prior to Howard, Petty served as defensive coordinator at both Delaware State and Norfolk State. He spent four seasons with the Hornets, and among his team’s defensive highlights, DSU earned a No. 3 MEAC ranking in turnover margin (+0.5 pg) with a total of 22 forced turnovers and four touchdowns scored. In 2008, the DSU defense was ranked second in the MEAC in pass efficiency defense (79.5) and opponents’ first downs (15.3 pg), and third in total defense (288.4 ypg) and pass defense (1441. ypg). The Hornets were named MEAC champions in 2007 and Petty’s unit garnered national rankings in pass efficiency defense (No. 9/105.33), scoring defense (No. 13/18.4 ppg) and overall pass defense (No. 14/169.7). That year, Delaware State finished No. 1 in the MEAC in scoring defense. Prior to coaching at DSU, Petty posted a 25- 30 record as the head coach of Howard (2002-06). Under Petty’s defensive genius, Howard set a NCAA FCS mark in 2003 for most returned fumbles for touchdowns with eight, a record that still stands. In 2011, the defense ranked among the nation’s best in tackles for losses, sacks and pass defense. His resume is impressive as he has helped developed former or current National Football League draftees/ signees Antoine “Deuce” Bethea (currently with the San Francisco 49ers), Marques Douglas (formerly with the San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens), Rudy Hardie (formerly with Detroit Lions) Ronald Bartell, Jr. (formerly with the St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions), Tracy White (formerly with the New England Patriots) and Geoff Pope (formerly with the New York Giants and Cincinnati Bengals). During his first stint with the Bison, he served as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator from 199299. Petty was the defensive coordinator for the Bison during both the 1993 and 1996 seasons when the team captured Black College National championships. Howard went 11-0 during their 1993 season, earning them an automatic berth in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs as well as the MEAC championship. In 1996, the Bison defeated Southern University in the Heritage Bowl. He received his undergraduate degree from Elon College. He and his wife Hazel have a daughter, Chantell, a Howard graduate, and a son, Shawn.

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Ted White

Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/ QBs Coach Ted White is in his fifth season as the team’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and his second as assistant head coach. White was instrumental in the development of former Howard QB Greg McGhee, who broke the MEAC record for total offense (previously held by White) while under his tutelage for four seasons. White came to Howard from Southern University where he served as quarterbacks coach. During his illustrious career at Howard, White cemented his name in history, accumulating numerous accolades by setting several career records. White remains the MEAC and Howard all-time leading passer with 9,908 yards and still leads the conference and school in passing completions (638) and touchdowns (92). He set the MEAC record for a single-game best mark in passing yards with 561 and eight touchdowns on October 17, 1998 against MEAC rival Florida A&M. In 1996, White was named the MEAC Player of the Year, MEAC Offensive Player of the Year and Black College Football Player of the Year. He also earned First Team Division I-AA All-America honors in 1996 and 1998 and was named the Pigskin Player of the Year. By the close of his collegiate career he notched 1,169 passing attempts and 9,845 total offensive yards–– numbers that still leave him second in the MEAC as all-time leader in total offense. Following his ground breaking performances on the collegiate level, White played professionally for five years with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. White also had stints with the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe and the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. White gained valuable coaching experience early in his career as a quarterbacks coach for Texas Southern University in 2006-07 under his former head coach Steve Wilson. He gained additional experience interning with the Atlanta Falcons were he worked under the direction of quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave, head coach Mike Smith and quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey. White assisted some of the league’s top-rated quarterbacks in Atlanta in Michael Vick and Matt Ryan. He and his wife, Ladricca, have one daughter.

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Manny Martinez

Offensive Line Coach Manny Martinez begins his third season as offensive line coach at Howard University. Martinez has done an outstanding job in developing a young and inexperienced group into one of the best in the MEAC the past two years. Martinez’s work with tackles Toree Boyd and John Smith has resulted in them receiving all-conference honors.

season.

Before coming to Howard, Martinez served a second coach tour at Texas Southern in 2010 as the offensive line coach. He played an integral part in the Tigers winning the SWAC championship that

Before TSU, Martinez spent two seasons as offensive line coach at Alvin High School. He was also the offensive line coach for the Texas Southern from 2004-2007 during his first stint there. Prior to that tour, he spent two years as the offensive line coach at Blinn College. He also served as the offensive line coach at Dodge City Community College for one season. Martinez spent two years with Texas A&M as a graduate assistant offensive line coach. He became interested in coaching at the University of Houston as a student assistant for the offensive line. In an effort to learn more about his craft, Martinez participated in NFL Minority internships with the Detroit Lions (2001), the Houston Texans (2006), the Seattle Seahawks (2007) and the Minnesota Vikings (2010). Coach Martinez played football for McMurry University and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston in 1997. Martinez is married to Michelle and they have one son, Matthew and one daughter, Emma Rose.

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Bobby Jones

Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Tackles Bobby Jones is entering into his fifth season with Howard and second as special teams’ coordinator. Before joining the Bison staff, Jones served as the defensive line coach for four seasons at Delaware State. During the 2009 season, defensive linemen Fabian Dunn and Andre Carroll were the only DSU players to earn All-MEAC honors. Under Jones’ leadership, the Hornets finished second in the MEAC in pass efficiency defense (79.5) and opponents’ first downs (288.4 ypg) and pass defense (144.1 ypg). In 2007, Jones helped lead DSU to a MEAC championship and his defensive unit earned high national rankings in pass efficiency defense (No.9), scoring defense (No. 31) and pass defense (No. 14). Jones also served in the same capacity for the Bison under Rayford Petty from 2002-06. Bison defensive end Rudy Hardie earned All-American honors after leading the conference in sacks during the 2006 season. Hardie went on to play in the NFL with the Detroit Lions following his standout career at Howard. In 2011, Jones helped develop the defensive line that ranked among the nation’s best in tackles for losses and sacks. Jones played for Howard and was a member of the 1996 team that captured the Black College National Championship and a victory over Southern in the Heritage Bowl. As a defensive tackle, he was a stalwart on the defense, which ranked among the nation’s best. An outstanding student and member of the MEAC Commissioner’s All-Academic team, Jones received his bachelor’s degree in 1998 and a medical doctorate in 2003. He is married to Deidre Washington.

Theron Smith

Running Backs Coach/Director of High School Relations Entering into his fifth season with the Bison, Theron Smith will look to build upon his success as the running back coach. Smith played a key role in the success of the Bison rushing attack which has ranked among the tops in the MEAC in rushing the past three years. It marked the second straight season that the team has made its mark in that category. In 2012, former Bison running back Terrence Leffall rushed for a career-high 1,200 yards to lead the MEAC. Last season, the Howard rushing attack finished third in the MEAC with almost 200 yards per game. Before joining Howard, Smith worked at Bowie State. While there, Smith served as tight ends and receivers coach, beginning in 2004 and later worked under Gary Harrell who was the offensive coordinator at that time. In 2005, Smith helped lead Bowie State to the CIAA Championship game as well as the Pioneer Bowl as the team finished 8-5 during that season. BSU running back Nathaniel Queen, who served under Smith’s tutelage, was named the Pigskin Club Player of the Year in 2006 after leading the CIAA in rushing yards (1,212) and scoring (eight TDs). During Smith’s tenure at Bowie State, Isaac Redman was signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent in 2009. Smith received his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina A&T in 1993. 16


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Ron Bolton

Defensive Backs Coach/ Recruiting Coordinator Ron Bolton begins his fifth season and second stint as defensive back coach. It did not take the highly confident Bolton long to show why he is regarded as one of the top secondary coaches in the FCS. During his first stint at Howard, Bolton served as defensive back coach under then head coach, Rayford Petty from 2002-06 and played a key role in the development of current NFL standout, Antoine “Deuce” Bethea of the San Francisco 49ers. He also played a role in the development of former NFL players Ronald Bartell, Jr. (St. Louis Rams/Detroit Lions) and Geoff Pope (Cincinnati Bengals/NY Giants). Howard was No. 1 in the MEAC in total defense under Bolton in 2005 and No. 2 in 2006. Prior to coming to Howard, Bolton served as secondary coach for Delaware State. In his first season with the Hornets, his defensive backs accounted for 12 of the team’s 13 interceptions in 2009. Safety Jerome Strums finished third in the MEAC with four interceptions. Additionally, Bolton’s secondary amassed three of the team’s four defensive touchdowns. Bolton also made a coaching stop at Liberty University from 1996-97 and at Norfolk State, his alma mater, from 1997-2001. Additionally, he was a teacher and head football coach at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Va. during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Bolton played collegiately at Norfolk State and had an outstanding career and was named to the Pittsburgh Courier Gazette Black College American team. After an outstanding college career, Bolton was drafted in the fifth round by the New England Patriots and spent four seasons there as a cornerback and two years as the team’s Player Representative. Bolton was also a member of the Cleveland Browns and helped lead the team to the AFC Central Division championship and playoff berth in 1980. Bolton received a bachelor’s in health and physical education from Norfolk State in 1972.

Mike Andrews

Kicking Coach/ Special Teams Mike Andrews is back for the fifth year with the Bison squad as the kicking and special teams coach. Andrews brought a wealth of knowledge to the kicking game and helped improve the Howard special teams play. Under his leadership, punter/placekicker John Fleck has emerged as one of the best in the MEAC. On the collegiate level, Andrews was a standout kicker at Morgan State University. He earned recognition throughout the MEAC conference and was named to the all-conference team as a senior with the Bears. Following his graduation from Morgan State, Andrews had a short stint with the National Football League. While in the NFL, Andrews served as both a punter and placekicker for the Chicago Bears. 17


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William “B.T.” Sherman Nicholas Latham

Wide Receivers Coach/Director FB Ops Director of Operations of GameofOps/ Strength and Conditioning Coach William “BT” Sherman his second season as wide coachand for strength Howard Nicholas Latham beginsbegins his second year as the Associate AD receivers for Operations University. Sherman was instrumental the development of Matt had his and conditioning coach. The St. Louis, Mo.innative will be responsible forColvin, footballwho operations best season and walk-on Robert Mercer, who had an outstanding campaign in his and first and track & field operations. He will also handle the athletic training, equipment season ofand college football. strength conditioning. Sherman came to Howard from Morgan State team wherehas heimproved coached the wide receivers for Under his intense strength and conditioning program, the football in that area markedly. four years. Before Morgan State, he spent three successful seasons as head coach at Cincinnati’s Woodward High School. Before Howard, Latham served a six-year stint at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Latham’s previous post

was as the strength and conditioning coach at UAPB, working with all sports, but primarily with football and In 2008, Sherman was named the 2008 Coach of theofYear he guided team to a 10-0 record and the first track & field. He oversaw and coordinated all usage the as weight room his facility there. playoff appearance in school history. From 2005-11, Latham served as UAPB’s assistant track coach, working with the throwers. Under his direction, Prior to his stintfield withevent the Bulldogs, two seasons as the offensive coordinator titles and quarterbacks eight different athletesSherman capturedserved individual Southwestern Athletic Conference to go along coach at Cincinnati’s Taft High School (2004-05). In addition, he served as wide receivers coach for Cincinnati’s with seven NCAA outdoor qualifiers. Withrow High School in 2003. Latham was a three-year football letterwinner at UAPB, and a two-time SWAC Weight Throw and Hammer A CincinnatiLatham native, received Shermanhis wasB.A. a three sport athlete at Whitrow High School was a two-time conference Champion. degree in Parks and Recreation from UAPBand in 2003. player of the year in football and a two time all-conference selection in baseball. He was also a standout allcity guard on the basketball team.

Herbert Parham

Director of Player Personnel Sherman continuedDefensive his football Ends/ career at the College of Sequoias (Visalia, CA) where he earned two-time allconference honors as a wide receiver before transferring to Morgan State. He was a college standout for the Herbert enters his second as defensive line coach and for the Howard University Bears on special teams andParham as a wide receiver on theseason Morgan State team. football program. Parham brings a wealth of experience.

Sherman is a member of the American Football Coaches Association and the Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Before coming to Howard, Parham served 12 years as a member of the Morgan State football staff, association. where he was the assistant head coach and worked with the defensive line. Sherman has a son,Prior Jayden and hethe lives in Baltimore, MD. build Hampton’s football program, where he spent 10 to joining Bears, Parham helped

years as the defensive line coach for the Pirates.

Parham is a native of Dinwiddie, VA. He was an All-Conference CIAA defensive lineman. He obtained his BA in sociology and criminal justice from Virginia Union University. Following his graduation in 1991, Parham proceeded to coach the defensive line at his alma mater. A year later, Parham relocated to Hampton where he earned his master’s degree in Agency Counseling while also serving as defensive line coach there. Professionally, Parham is a 21-year member of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), annually attending the AFCA (Professional Series and he is currently serving on the Minority Issues Committee. Parham has also spoken at countless football clinics as well as organizing and directing the annual Joe Taylor and Donald Hill-Eley camps. Parham and his wife MiVida have a son, Herbert II and they live in Abingdon, MD. 20 18


From 2005-11, Latham served as UAPB’s assistant track coach, working with the throwers. Under his direction, eight different field event athletes captured individual Southwestern Athletic Conference titles to go along with seven NCAA outdoor qualifiers.

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Herbert NicholasParham Latham

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Champion. Latham received his B.A. degree in Parks and Recreation from UAPB in 2003.

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Parham and his wife MiVida have a son, Herbert II and they live in Abingdon, MD.

Herbert Parham Defensive Ends/ Director of 18 Player Personnel Nicholas Latham

Director of Operations of Game Strength and and Conditioning Coach Herbert Parham enters his second seasonOps/ as defensive line coach for the Howard University football program. Parham brings a wealth of experience.

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Martinez is married to Michelle and they have one son, Matthew and one daughter, Emma Rose. Herbert Parham enters his second season as defensive line coach and for the Howard University football program. Parham brings a wealth of experience.

Chad Graham

Before coming to Howard, Parham served 12 years as a member of the Morgan State football staff, Video Assistant where he was the assistant head coach and worked with the defensive line. Prior to joining the Bears, Parham helped build Hampton’s football program, where he spent 10 15 14 years as the defensive line coach for the Pirates. Parham is a native of Dinwiddie, VA. He was an All-Conference CIAA defensive lineman. He obtained his BA in sociology and criminal justice from Virginia Union University. Following his graduation in 1991, Parham proceeded to coach the defensive line at his alma mater. A year later, Parham relocated to Hampton where he earned his master’s degree in Agency Counseling while also serving as defensive line coach there. Professionally, Parham is a 21-year member of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), annually attending the AFCA (Professional Series and he is currently serving on the Minority Issues Committee. Parham has also spoken at countless football clinics as well as organizing and directing the annual Joe Taylor and Donald Hill-Eley camps. Parham and his wife MiVida have a son, Herbert II and they live in Abingdon, MD. 18 15


2015 Howard University Bison Football Fact Sheet Location: Founded: Enrollment: President : Colors: Nickname: Director of Athletics: Office Phone: Associate Director of Athletics: Office Phone: Football Media Contact: Office Phone: Fax Number: Email Address: Ticket Information: Pressbox Numbers: Athletics Website: University Website: Head Football Coach: Overall Record: Office Phone: Best Time To Reach: 2014 Record: Stadium: Capacity: Surface: Basic Offense: Basic defense: Lettermen Returning/lost: Starters Returning:

Washington, DC 1867 10,500 Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick Navy Blue and White Bison Louis “Skip” Perkins 202 806-7141 Shelley Davis (Interim) 202 806-6697 Edward Hill, Jr. 202 806-7184 202 806-9595 ehill1950@aol.com 202 806-7194/98 202 806-5488/89/91 hubison.com www.howard.edu Gary “Flea” Harrell (Howard, 94) 17-17 in three seasons 202-806-6193 Between 10 am and 2 pm, Monday-Thursday 5-7, 3-5 in the MEAC (7th Place) William H. Greene Memorial Stadium 7,086 Artificial Grass Multiple 4-3 40/15 Offense: 9; Defense: 9

Assistant Coaches and Support Staff: Rayford Petty: Ted White: Ronald Bolton: Bobby Jones: Herbert Parham: Manny Martinez: Mike Andrews: B.T Sherman: Theron Smith: Darrell Dreher: Nicholas Latham: Lou Jones: Jesse Hayes: Tabrian Resby: Chad Graham: Samuel Pough: Daniel Bellamy Zaneta Ivy:

Defensive Coordinator/Associate Head Coach/OLBs Offensive Coordinator/QBs Coach/Asst. Head Coach Defensive Backs coach/Recruiting Coordinator Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Tackles Defensive Ends/Director of Player Personnel Offensive Line Coach Kicking Coach/Special Teams Wide Receivers Coach/Director of FB Ops Running Backs Coach/Director of High School Relations TEs/Quality Control Strength and Conditioning Coach/Director of Game Ops Head Equipment Manager Assistant Equipment Manager Volunteer Coach Video Assistant Volunteer Video Coordinator Head Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Director for Student Services 1


2015 Howard University Bison Football Fact Sheet (continued) Athletics Communications: Football Media Contact: Edward Hill, Jr. Office Phone: 202 806-7184 Fax Number: 202 806-9595 Email Address: ehill1950@aol.com Lamar Carter (Secondary contact) 202 806-7182 Lamar.carter@howard.edu Michael Lindo (Graduate Assistant) 301 922-8409 Michael.lindo24@yahoo.com Nychol Stephens (Student Assistant) 617 435-5062 Nychol_4@msn.com Edward A. McKinley (Student Assistant) 773-289-2153 aaronmckinley14@yahoo.com

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HowardUNIVERSITY University HOWARD PRESIDENT President Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, FACS Scholar, surgeon, researcher and respected administrator, Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick is the President of Howard University. He previously served as Interim President, Provost and Chief Academic Officer with oversight of Howard’s 13 schools and colleges as well as its health sciences enterprise. Prior to Howard, he served as the Associate Director of the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Director of Surgical Oncology and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at University of Connecticut Health Center. Since returning to Howard in 2006, Dr. Frederick has held several leadership positions including Associate Dean in the College of Medicine, Division Chief in the Department of Surgery, Director of the Cancer Center and Deputy Provost for Health Sciences. Dr. Frederick is a master teacher who has received teaching awards each year since the beginning of his tenure. In addition to his work as an administrator, faculty member and surgeon, Dr. Frederick is a noted researcher who is committed to bridging health disparities, with a particular emphasis on cancer outcomes among African Americans and other underrepresented groups. He has served as the principal investigator for major collaborations with the National Cancer Institute, Johns Hopkins University and local and national minority-serving oncology programs. He has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, abstracts and editorials. Dr. Frederick is the immediate past Chair of the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association. He has also served as Director of the Drew-Walker Residents Forum of the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association and Vice Chairman of the District of Columbia Board of Medicine. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Frederick came to Howard University at age 16 with a dream of becoming a physician. His passion to serve and to heal was driven by the personal impact of sickle cell anemia, a hereditary disease Dr. Frederick has lived with since birth. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the College of Arts and Sciences and his medical degree from the College of Medicine at age 22. Dr. Frederick later earned a Master of Business Administration from the School of Business. He completed a post-doctoral research fellowship and a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has received numerous awards, including being named a “Super Doctor” by The Washington Post and listed on Ebony magazine’s Power 100 in 2010. He was named one of America’s Best Physicians by Black Enterprise magazine. In 2000, the government of Trinidad and Tobago recognized him for outstanding achievement in medicine. The Institute of Caribbean Studies honored Dr. Frederick with the prestigious Vanguard Award in 2010; he recently received the NIHERST Award for Excellence in Science and Technology.

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HOWARD DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS Kery D. Davis Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

On September 9, Howard University President, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick appointed Kery D. Davis as appointed director, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics during a press conference at Campus Hall South. ”After an extensive national search, Kery emerged as the ideal candidate to spearhead the future of Howard’s Division I athletics program,” Frederick said. “As an experienced student-athlete, sports executive, and administrator, Kery comes to Howard with the requisite skills and passion to lead our athletics program. Under Kery’s leadership, I have no doubt that Howard’s student-athletes will continue to flourish at the highest levels on the field and in the classroom. We are excited to have him as our new director of athletics, building on the foundation of excellence established by Shelley Davis who served as an exceptional interim athletics director.” ”I am incredibly thankful to Dr. Frederick and the entire Howard University community for this tremendous opportunity,” Davis said. “Dr. Frederick’s vision and commitment to achieve at the highest academic and athletic levels is quite impressive. It is clearly evident that the university is fully engaged in helping make that vision a reality. Our coaches, staff, and student-athletes will strive to enhance the university’s mission and national brand through an ongoing commitment to excellence.” Davis joins Howard University with an impressive track record of accomplishments during his most recent tenure with HBO Sports. Davis is credited with negotiating lucrative multi-year agreements for HBO with major league sports as well as an impressive roster of professional athletes. Davis provided leadership, oversight and both strategic and creative direction to various functions at HBO; and successfully negotiated numerous multi-year professional boxing contracts with Oscar De La Hoya, Roy Jones, Jr., Lennox Lewis, Shane Mosley, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Davis holds a law degree from Cornell University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Dartmouth College. Davis and his wife Samantha have been been married for 23 years and they have four children: a son, Jordan, and three daughters, Lindsay, Tyler, and Ryane.


2015 BISON NUMERICAL ROSTER

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 64 66

WR WR RB QB LB WR SS WR WR QB DB QB DE WR QB DB LB RB DB RB DB DB DB SS DB DB FB LB DB RB FB LB RB P/K LB SS DB LB K FB DT DB DB LB TE LB DE DE OL OL DT DT LB OL OL OL OL

R-SR SR SR R-SO SR FR FR SR FR FR SR R-JR GrS R-JR SO SO SO R-SR SO FR R-JR FR R-FR FR R-JR SO SO SO R-SR FR SO FR FR SR SO JR FR R-JR SO JR SR FR R-SR JR R-JR JR JR R-SO R-JR SO R-SR R-SR FR JR R-JR JR R-SO

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

175 175 210 215 240 195 210 170 170 185 185 215 255 180 205 180 225 200 185 200 180 180 190 205 180 180 160 225 180 205 245 220 170 215 215 200 185 220 180 235 265 200 200 185 250 225 250 260 300 310 285 280 235 315 290 300 300

Evans, GA/ Grovetown HS Greensboro, NC/ Southern Guilford HS Stone Mountain, GA/ Stone Mountain Detroit, MI/ Martin Luther King, Jr. HS Miami, FL/Miami Central HS Miami, FL/Pace HS Zachery, LA/Zachery HS Suitland, MD/Crossland HS Oakland, CA/Laney College FT. Lauderdale/ Dillard HS Waldorf, MD/ Westlake HS Greensboro, NC/ Southern Guilford HS Miami, FL/Wake Forest Beltsville, MD/Eleanor Roosevelt HS Pearland, TX / Pearland HS Lawndale, NC/Burns HS Detroit, MI/Renaissance HS New Orleans, LA/ Edna Karr HS Waldorf, MD/McDonough HS Durham, NC/Hillside HS New Orleans, La/Warren Easton HS Rockford, IL/Jefferson HS Baltimore, MD/Dunbar HS Cincinnati, OH/ Mt. Healthy HS Farmington Hills, MI/ Harrison HS Baton Rouge, La/McKinley HS Miami, FL / Trinity Catholic HS Miramar, FL/ Miramar, HS Washington, DC/ Friendship Collegiate San Diego, CA/ Lincoln HS Tallahassee, FL/Lincoln HS Fremont, CA/St. Francis HS Dallas, TX/Barack Obama HS Indianapolis, IN/ Cathedral HS New Rochelle, NY/ New Rochelle HS Brooklyn, NY/School for Legal Studies Burtonsville, MD/ St. Vincent Pallotti HS Winston Salem, NC/ East Forsyth HS Overland Park, KS/Blue Valley SW HS Atlanta, Ga/Woodward Academy Greenbelt, MD/Eleanor Roosevelt HS Washington, DC/ Eastern Senior HS Richmond, VA/J.R. Tucker HS Lanham, MD/DuVal HS Charleston, SC/West Ashley HS Charlotte, NC/Victory Christian HS Miami, FL/ Northwestern HS Cleveland, OH/John Hay HS Atlanta, GA/ North Cobb HS Miami, FL/Northwestern HS Tampa, FL/Middleton HS Washington, DC/ Woodrow Wilson HS North Charleston, SC/Fort Chester HS Miami, FL/Miami Central HS New Orleans, LA/Warren Easton HS Oakland, CA/Bishop O’Dowd HS Lawrence, MA/Lawrence HS/Vermont A.

Rodney Tyson Matthew Colvin William Parker Da’Vaun Johnson Devin Rollins Guy Lemonier Khari Lowe Robert Mercer Jalen Avery Jason Collins Julian Blair Jamie Cunningham Godspower Offor Tamlin Antoine Kalen Johnson Travon Hunt Elijah Anglin Aquanius Freeman Alonte Dunn Ricquaz Brannon David Thiel Johnny Cooper LeLand Lassiter Dominique Smith Kenneth Russ Yoseff Banks Alizah Robinson David Lee DeAndre Price Donnell Pleasant Casey Branton Devin Hurtado Robert Moreland John Fleck David Hudson Craig Johnson Demitri McCray-Buggs Jalen Day Dakota Lebofsky Caleb Kindle-Parrish Tommie Boozer Ramani Smith Jacob Bennett Zachary Mills Marvin Harris Travis Brown Marquese Blanchard Richard Johnson John Smith Gerald Wright Matthew Parker Ibrahima Kebe Leon Fields Toree Boyd Nathan Lewis Shaka Kendricks Janer Reyes


2015 BISON NUMERICAL ROSTER

No. Name

Pos.

Yr.

Ht.

Wt.

Hometown/Previous School

67 70 71 74 75 77 78 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 86 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

OL OL OL OL OL OL OL WR WR WR DB WR TE WR WR WR WR WR DL DL DE DL DE DL DE DT DT DT

R-SO SO FR R-FR SO R-JR R-SR FR FR SO SO R-FR SO FR R-SR R-FR FR SO FR FR R-SO FR FR SO JR R-SO FR JR

6-1 6-5 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-5 6-2 6-1 5-10 5-10 5-10 6-5 6-1 6-4 5-9 6-3 5-9 6-1 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-2

300 310 250 265 320 260 305 187 185 170 175 180 230 185 215 185 188 175 255 218 270 300 230 235 250 270 325 285

Stone Mountain, GA/Stephenson HS Teaneck, NJ/Teaneck HS Detroit. MI/ University of Detroit Jesuit Virginia Beach VA/ Landstown HS Augusta, GA/Laney HS Hopewell, VA/ Hopewell HS Midlothian, VA//Fork Union Princeton, NJ/ Princeton HS New Orleans, LA/Eastern HS Cary, NC/Panther Creek HS Cleveland, OH / Beachwood HS New Orleans, LA/ St. Augustine HS Hammond, La/Hammond HS Austin, TX/ St. Stephens Episcopal Perris, CA /Perris HS Philadelphia, PA/Central HS West Palm Beach, FL/ American Htg. Cleveland, OH/John Hay HS Manassas, VA/ Osbourn Park HS Atlanta, GA/ Chamblee Charter HS Duncanville, TX/Duncanville HS Arlington, TX, Lamar HS North Chesterfield, VA/ Monacan HS New Brunswick, NJ/First Colonial HS Covington, GA/Newton HS Miami, FL/ Miami Central HS North Chesterfield, VA/Manchester HS Pine Bluff, AR/North Gwinnett HS

Jordan Dunham Tyler Shadrach Tyrone Ramsey Aaron Hutchins James Holmon Howard Warren Deontà Allen-Wright Joe Hawes Darren Holmes Andre Payne Julio Stevens D’Anthony Clipps Justin Chaney Grant Owens Myles Williams Kyle Jordan-Brantley Amos Jackson III Cody Williams Llyod Marshall Isaiah Johnson Ghafona Iduwe Mukuka Kusaba Isaiah Fludd Chris Aikins Damon Gresham-Chisolm Trae Haugabook Dexter Brown Joseph Dillard

WHEN THE BISON HAVE THE BALL

HOWARD’S OFFENSE SPARTANS’S DEFENSE WR 2 Matt Colvin

DE 49 Lamonte Clark

LT 53 John Smith

NG 90 Walter Brantley, IV

LG 74 Aaron Hutchins

DE 95 Chris Lee

C

OLB 24 Jay Anderson

59 Nate Lewis

RG 78 Deonta Allen Wright RT 58 Toree Boyd TE 87 Myles Williams WR 8 Robert Mercer QB 12 JAMIE CUNNINGHAM RB 33 Donnell Pleasant FB 48 Marvin Harris PK 37 John Fleck HLD 9 Jalen Avery KR 8 Robert Mercer

1 Rodney Tyson

ILB 31 Kyle Archie ILB 53 Deon King OLB 51 Kyle Archie CB 19 Sandy Chapman SS 20 Brandon Walker FS

26 Leroy Parker

CB 6

D’Metrius Williams

P

39 Bo Lomax

LS

11 Mike Person

PR 89 William Penn


SPARTANS HEAD COACH Latrell Scott Head Coach Hampton, 99’ First season Latrell Scott was named the 17th head football coach in Norfolk State history on Dec. 16, 2014. Scott comes to NSU following an outstanding two-year run as head coach at Virginia State University. Scott directed the Trojans to a 19-4 record and two Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Northern Division regular-season titles in his two seasons in Petersburg. The Trojans never lost to a CIAA team under Scott’s direction, going a combined 15-0. Highlighting Scott’s two-year stint at VSU was an historic 2014 campaign. The Trojans went 10-3 overall and won their first outright CIAA championship since 1996 by defeating Winston-Salem State in the conference championship game. VSU recorded its first-ever NCAA football playoff appearance and victory by defeating Long Island University Post in the first round of the Division II Championship in Petersburg. The Trojans, seeded third in the six-team NCAA Division II Super Region One, fell to No. 2 seed Bloomsburg in the second round, snapping a 10-game winning streak. For his efforts, Scott was named the 2014 CIAA Coach of the Year.  In 2013, Scott was voted the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) College Division State Co-Coach of the Year and the Touchdown Club of Richmond’s state Division II/III Coach of the Year after guiding VSU to a 9-1 overall record and unblemished 7-0 mark in CIAA competition. The VSU football program also attained a top-25 ranking in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) weekly poll in 2013, another program first. NSU is the third head coaching position in Scott’s career. In addition to leading VSU the last two years, Scott was head coach at the University of Richmond in 2010. At 34 years of age, Scott was the youngest head coach at the Division I level at the time of his appointment. He led the Spiders to a 6-5 mark that season. His overall record as a head coach is 25-9. Scott has 15 years of coaching experience. In addition to his previous stints as a head coach, Scott has also served as an assistant coach at James Madison University (2012), the University of Virginia (2009), the University of Tennessee (2008), Richmond (200507), VMI (2002-04), Western Carolina (2001) and Fork Union Military Academy (1999-2000).  At Virginia in 2009, Scott coached the wide receivers. One of his pupils, Kris Burd, signed as a free agent with the New York Jets. The year before, Scott was receivers coach at Tennessee, where he mentored another future NFL player in Denarius Moore, who was a fifth-round draft choice of the Oakland Raiders. His stints at FBS programs U.Va. and Tennessee came on the heels of a stellar three-year run as an assistant at Richmond from 2005-07. Scott held the title of receivers coach and recruiting coordinator all three years and was also assistant head coach for the 2007 campaign. Richmond went 26-12, made two NCAA Division I FCS playoff appearances and beat an FBS team (Duke) in Scott’s three years as an assistant. The Spiders broke several school records in 2007, which ended with what was then a school record of 11 wins and a berth in the FCS national semifinals.  Of the 10 UR records eclipsed in 2007, Scott’s wide receivers helped the Spiders set new standards for scoring average (34.9), touchdowns (63) and total offense (5,675). Scott helped develop two more pro receivers at UR in Kevin Grayson and Arman Shields. Grayson was a three-time All-CAA performer who played professionally in Europe, while Shields earned an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine and was picked by Oakland in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Scott arrived in Richmond after spending three seasons as wide receivers coach at VMI. During his tenure in Lexington, the Keydets led the Big South Conference in passing in 2003. His star pupil, Zohn Burden, went on to become the leading receiver in the history of the Big South. Scott’s first coaching assignment was at Fork Union Military Academy, where he spent two seasons before being named receivers coach at Western Carolina in 2001. A three-year starter at tight end during his playing days at Hampton University, Scott played on one CIAA championship team and two MEAC championship and NCAA FCS playoff teams for the Pirates. He also competed in the Gridiron All-Star Classic in Orlando, Fla., following his senior season.  A native of Richmond, Scott graduated from Hampton with a bachelor’s degree in sports management in 1999. He attended LeeDavis High School in Mechanicsville and Fork Union during his prep years. Scott, 40, is married to the former Brandi Bradby of New Kent, Va. The couple has one son, Chase Latrell (1).


2015 SPARTANS NUMERICAL ROSTER No. Name

Pos.

2 Quinta Funderburk 3 Gerard Johnson 4 Eric Pittman 5 Malik Stokes 6 D’Metrius Williams 7 Greg Hankerson Jr. 8 DeAndre Sangster 9 Omari-Ali Timmons 10 Sandy Chapman 11 Mike Pierson 12 Marcus Taylor 13 Cameron Marouf 15 Markice Street 16 Donte’ Haynesworth 17 Rodney Smith Jr. 18 Harry Freeman V 19 Kimdrick Feaster 20 Brandon Walker 21 George Wahee 22 Quintreil Chung 23 Shakeem Copeland 24 Jay Anderson 25 D.J. Cook 26 Leroy Parker 27 Aaron Chandler Jr. 28 Edwin Lee 29 Brad Bradley 30 Ahmek Henry 31 Kyle Archie 32 Larry Bishop III 34 Kinan Humphrey 35 Onaje Bullen 36 Ebenezer Agyemang-Kusi 38 Thomas Stinger 39 Bo Lomax 40 Nigel Chavis 41 Ernest Holden 43 Ryan Wade 44 Conley Smith 45 Jeff Lee 46 Raynard Revels 48 Allen Simon 49 Lamonte Clark 50 Jonathan Okafor 51 Anthony Smith 52 Louis Humphrey 53 Deon King 54 T.C. Livingston 55 Antwan White 56 Justin Gant 57 Cornelius Tyler 58 Daniel Oladimeji 59 Mike Phillips 60 Wes Jones 61 Anthony Zamora 62 Thomas Coleman 65 Craig Rodwell

WR 6-3 200 Gr. Chesapeake, Va./Syracuse RB 5-9 200 Jr. Richmond, Va./Old Dominion RB 5-6 165 So. Opa-locka, Fla./Miramar HS QB 6-0 195 R-Sr. Philadelphia, Pa./Bowling Green DB 6-0 200 Sr. Virginia Beach, Va./UMass QB 6-0 190 Jr. Lauderdale Lakes, Fla./Florida Atlantic WR 6-2 180 R-Sr. Woodbridge, Va./C.D. Hylton HS QB 6-1 190 R-Sr. Baltimore, Md./Albright College DB 5-10 180 Jr. Raleigh, N.C./Old Dominion QB 6-4 240 Sr. Forestville, Calif./Santa Rosa JC WR 5-8 165 Fr. Highland Springs, Va./Highland Springs HS K/P 5-9 160 Jr. Woodbridge, Va./Forest Park HS WR 5-10 175 So. Petersburg, Va./Petersburg HS DB 5-11 180 Jr. Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover HS LB 6-3 235 R-Jr. Pembroke Pines, Fla./Louisiana Lafayette DB 6-1 165 R-So. Norfolk, Va./Lake Taylor HS DB 5-9 160 R-Jr. Virginia Beach, Va./Salem HS DB 6-2 200 Jr. Chester, Va./L.C. Bird HS WR 6-0 180 Fr. Norfolk, Va./Bishop Sullivan Catholic HS RB 6-1 205 Fr. Midlothian, Va./James River HS RB 5-9 205 R-So. Woodbridge, Va./Gar-Field HS LB 6-1 210 Jr. Richmond, Va./L.C. Bird HS DB 6-1 190 Fr. Richmond, Va./John Marshall HS DB 6-0 195 Jr. Miami, Fla./North Miami Beach HS DB 5-9 170 R-Fr. Norfolk, Va./Lake Taylor HS DB 6-1 180 Fr. Brooklyn, N.Y./Grand Street Campus HS DB 5-11 200 R-Sr. Richmond, Va./Old Dominion DB 6-0 175 Fr. Charlotte, N.C./East Mecklenburg HS LB 6-0 230 So. Virginia Beach, Va./Norcom HS RB 5-11 215 R-So. Roanoke, Va./West Liberty State WR 5-9 185 Fr. Miami, Fla./Langston Hughes HS DB 6-1 200 Jr. Baltimore, Md./Overlea HS DB 5-11 180 R-Fr. Triangle, Va./Forest Park HS DB 6-1 165 R-So. Leesburg, Va./Loudoun County HS K/P 5-11 195 Fr. Hampton, Va./Hampton HS LB 6-2 210 Fr. Richmond, Va./Armstrong HS LB 6-0 230 R-Sr. Hampton, Va./Dean College (Mass.) FB 6-0 270 Jr. Rocky Mount, Va./Franklin County HS FB 5-11 250 R-Jr. Chesapeake, Va./Hickory HS TE 6-3 230 Fr. North Chesterfield, Va./Meadowbrook HS LB 6-1 230 Jr. Richmond, Va./Lackawanna (Pa.) College DB 5-9 190 R-Sr. Newport News, Va./Virginia Union DL 6-3 320 R-Jr. Washington, D.C./Ballou HS LB 6-2 215 R-So. Woodbridge, Va./Forest Park HS LB 6-0 240 R-So. Norfolk, Va./Maury HS OL 6-0 290 R-Jr. Chester, Va./Thomas Dale HS LB 6-1 235 Sr. Reston, Va./Fork Union Military Academy LB 6-3 205 R-So. Suffolk, Va./King’s Fork HS LB 6-0 210 So. Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge HS LB 6-2 230 Sr. McDonough, Ga./Atlanta Sports Academy DL 6-3 270 Fr. Richmond, Va./Fork Union Military Academy OL 6-2 305 R-Jr. Upper Marlboro, Md./Riverdale Baptist HS OL 6-1 290 Sr. Virginia Beach, Va./Bayside HS OL 6-1 280 Fr. Wilmington, Del./Fork Union Military Academy DL 6-0 270 R-Sr. Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams HS OL 6-3 280 R-Fr. Chesapeake, Va./Western Branch HS OL 6-4 270 Fr. Richmond, Va./Fork Union Military Academy

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

Hometown/Previous School


2015 SPARTANS NUMERICAL ROSTER

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Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

Hometown/Previous School

67 68 69 70 71 77 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 98 99

OL DL OL OL OL OL OL WR TE TE WR WR WR WR WR WR DL LB LB DL DL DL DL DL DL

6-4 6-3 6-6 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-1 6-3 5-10 6-1 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-1 5-9 6-4

295 250 295 325 280 275 285 180 245 230 205 185 170 200 185 150 340 220 225 225 305 270 305 305 315

R-Jr. R-Fr. R-So. Jr. Fr. Sr. R-Jr. R-So. R-So. R-Sr. Jr. Fr. R-Jr. Sr. Sr. R-Sr. Fr. R-Fr. Fr. R-Sr. Jr. So. R-Jr. Sr. Sr.

Petersburg, Va./Petersburg HS Norfolk, Va./Maury HS Hampton, Va./Grafton HS Virginia Beach, Va./Cox HS Chesapeake, Va./Hickory HS Glen Allen, Va./New Mexico Military Institute Chesapeake, Va./Deep Creek HS Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast HS Roanoke, Va./Northside HS Silver Spring, Md./Paint Branch HS Virginia Beach, Va./Salem HS Chesapeake, Va./Fork Union Military Academy Norfolk, Va./Atlantic Shores Christian Washington, D.C./McKinley Technology HS Portsmouth, Va./Norcom HS Virginia Beach, Va./Tallwood HS Hampton, Va./Fork Union Military Academy Petersburg, Va./Petersburg HS Portsmouth, Va./Wilson HS Fredericksburg, Va./West Virginia State Jamaica, N.Y./Nassau CC Woodbridge, Va./C.D. Hylton HS Richmond, Va./Hermitage HS Hampton, Va./Fork Union Military Academy Bradenton, Fla./Southeast HS

Darcell Whitaker Hadji Gaylord Jake Mazgajewski Gabe Hollins Jake O’Sullivan Thornton Collier Trey Mills Antonio Perryman Demetreus Ferebee Torian Henderson James Church Jr. Chuma Awanna B.J. Reid Ryan Howard Isaac White William Penn Walter Brantley IV James Byers James Chapman Thurman Austin Daryl Webster Chris Lee Michael Witcher Shawn Fauntleroy Jr. Kevin Williams

WHEN THE SPARTANS HAVE THE BALL

norfolk ’S OFFENSE

HOWARD’S DEFENSE

WR

4

DE

LT

77 Thornton Collier

CHISOLM

LG

70

NG

44 Tommie Boozer

C

52 Louis Humphrey

DT

56 Ibrahima Kebe

RG

59

Mike Phillips

DE

51

RT

58

Daniel Olad

TE

81

Demetrius Ferebee

WR

88 Isaac White

QB

7

Greg Hankerson, Jr.

RB

3

Gerard Johnson

FB

44

Conley Smith

PK

13

Cameron Marouf

HLD

3

Gerard Johnson

KR

12

Marcus Taylor

KR

16

Donte Haynesworth

Deandre Sangster

Gabe Hollins

96

WLB 41

DAMON GRESHAM

Marquese Blanchard Jalen Day

MLB 50 Travis Brown SLB

19

Elijah Anglin

LCB

18 Travon Hunt

FS

46

Jacob Bennett

SS

39

Craig Johnson

RCB

28

Kenneth Russ

P

37

John Fleck

LS

66

Janer Reyes

PR

9

Jalen Avery


WOMEN’S SOCCER SCHEDULE MEAC WEEKLY SCHEDULE (FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND) TEAMS LOCATION GRAMBLING STATE VS. GRAMBLING, LA. ALABAMA STATE ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF VS. PINE BLUFF, ARK. ALABAMA A&M TEXAS SOUTHERN VS. HOUSTON, TX. ALCORN STATE HOWARD VS. SOUTHERN WASHINGTON, D.C. PRAIRIE VIEW VS. PRAIRIE VIEW, TX. MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE

TEAMS TEXAS SOUTHERN VS. MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE HOWARD VS. JACKSON STATE GRAMBLING STATE VS. ALABAMA A&M PRAIRIE VIEW VS. ALCORN STATE ALABAMA STATE VS. ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF

TH (SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 ) LOCATION HOUSTON, TX.

TIME 3:00 PM 3:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

TIME 1:00 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C.

1:00 PM

GRAMBLING, LA.

1:00 PM

PRAIRIE VIEW, TX. PINE BLUFF, ARK.

1:00 PM 1:00 PM  


WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE MEAC WEEKLY SCHEDULE TH (TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 ) NORTH FLORIDA AT BETHUNE7:00 PM COOKMAN ND (FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 ) NORFOLK STATE AT MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE SAVANNAH STATE AT NORTH CAROLINA SOUTH CAROLINA STATE AT NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL HOWARD AT MORGAN STATE FLORIDA A&M AT BETHUNECOOKMAN RD (SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 ) HAMPTON AT MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE TH (SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 ) SOUTH CAROLINA STATE AT NORTH CAROLINA A&T SAVANNAH STATE AT NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL HOWARD AT COPPIN STATE NORFOLK STATE AT DELAWARE STATE

(TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6TH) NORTH FLORIDA AT SAVANNAH STATE

6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

6:00 PM

2:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 3:00 PM

6:00 PM


MEN’S SOCCER SCHEDULE MEAC WEEKLY SCHEDULE TH (TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 ) NORTH FLORIDA AT BETHUNE7:00 PM COOKMAN ND (FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 ) NORFOLK STATE AT MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE SAVANNAH STATE AT NORTH CAROLINA SOUTH CAROLINA STATE AT NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL HOWARD AT MORGAN STATE FLORIDA A&M AT BETHUNECOOKMAN RD (SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 ) HAMPTON AT MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE TH (SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 ) SOUTH CAROLINA STATE AT NORTH CAROLINA A&T SAVANNAH STATE AT NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL HOWARD AT COPPIN STATE NORFOLK STATE AT DELAWARE STATE

(TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6TH) NORTH FLORIDA AT SAVANNAH STATE

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2:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 3:00 PM

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MEET THE BISON

1 Rodney Tyson

2 Matthew Colvin

3 William Parker

4 Da’Vaun Johnson

5 Devin Rollins

6 Guy Lemonier

7 Khari Lowe

8 Robert Mercer

9 Jalen Avery

10 Jason Collins

11 Julian Blair

12 Jamie Cunningham

13 Godspower Offor

14 Tamlin Antoine

15 Kalen Johnson

18 Travon Hunt

19 Elijah Anglin

20 Aquanius Freeman

21 Alonte Dunn

22 Ricquaz Brannon


MEET THE BISON

23 David Thiel

24 Johnny Cooper

25 LeLand Lassiter

26 Dominique Smith

28 Kenneth Russ

29 Yoseff Banks

30 Alizah Robinson

31 David Lee

32 DeAndre Price

33 Donnell Pleasant

34 Casey Branton

35 Devin Hurtado

36 Robert Moreland

37 John Fleck

38 David Hudson

39 Craig Johnson

40 Demitri McCrayBuggs

41 Jalen Day

42 Dakota Lebofsky

43 Caleb KindleParrish


MEET THE BISON

44 Tommie Boozer

45 Ramani Smith

46 Jacob Bennett

47 Zachary Mills

48 Marvin Harris

50 Travis Brown

51 Marquese Blanchard

52 Richard Johnson

53 John Smith

54 Gerald Wright

55 Matthew Parker

56 Ibrahima Kebe

57 Leon Fields

58 Toree Boyd

59 Nathan Lewis

64 Shaka Kendricks

66 Janer Reyes

67 Jordan Dunham

70 Tyler Shadrach

71 Tyrone Ramsey


MEET THE BISON

74 Aaron Hutchins

75 James Holmon

77 Howard Warren

78 Deontà AllenWright

80 Joe Hawes

81 Darren Holmes

82 Andre Payne

83 Julio Stevens

84 D’Anthony Clipps

85 Justin Chaney

86 Grant Owens

87 Myles Williams

86 Kyle JordanBrantley

88 Amos Jackson III

89 Cody Williams

90 Llyod Marshall

91 Isaiah Johnson

92 Ghafona Iduwe

93 Mukuka Kusaba

94 Isaiah Fludd


MEET THE BISON

95 Chris Aikins

99 Joseph Dillard

96 Damon GreshamChisolm

97 Trae Haugabook

98 Dexter Brown


WEEKLY POLLS (As of 9/30/15)

2015 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Coaches Top 10 Poll Week 4

Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

School Alcorn State* (18) North Carolina A&T (1) South Carolina State Bethune-Cookman Tennessee State Southern Grambling State North Carolina Central Hampton Prairie View A&M

W-L 3-1 2-1 2-1 3-1 3-1 2-2 2-2 1-2 2-2 2-2

Pts. 189 167 153 120 106 101 86 43 30 22

Heritage Sports Radio Network Poll Week 4

Rank School (First Place Votes) Record

Pts

Last Week

1

Alcorn State (12)

3-1

145

1

2

North Carolina A&T

2-1

130

2

3

South Carolina State (2)

2-1

119

3

4

Bethune-Cookman

3-1

92

5

5

Tennessee State (1)

3-1

85

7

6

Southern

2-2

81

4

7

Grambling State

2-2

53

NR

8

Hampton

2-2

23

6

9

Prairie View A&M

2-2

22

8

Last Week 1 2 3 5 7 4 8 10 6 9


WEEKLY POLLS (As of 9/30/15)

Black College Sports Page Top 10 Week 4

Rank School Record 1. Alcorn State 3-1 2. Bethune-Cookman

3-1

3. Southern 2-2 4.

Grambling State

2-2

5.

Tennessee State

3-1

6.

North Carolina A&T

2-1

7.

South Carolina State

2-1

8. Tuskegee 3-0 9.

North Carolina Central

1-2

10. Hampton 2-2

Sheridan Broadcasting Network SPORTS   1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

SCHOOL *Alcorn State North Carolina A&T Southern Bethune Cookman Grambling State Tennessee State Tuskegee North Carolina-Central South Carolina State

MASCOTS Braves Aggies Jaguars Wildcats Tigers Tigers Golden Tigers Eagles Bulldogs

10.

Norfolk State

Spartans

POINTS 236 221 192 158 156 124 98 63 54

(#1 VOTES) (13) (10) (6)           (1)

2015 RECORD 3-1 2-1 2-2 3-1 2-2 3-1 4-0 1-2 2-1

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