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Sept. 5

ALBION

Sept. 12

at Franklin

Sept. 19

HANOVER

1 p.m.

Sept. 26

at Morehead State*

1 p.m.

Oct. 3

SAN DIEGO*

1 p.m.

Oct. 17

VALPARAISO*

1 p.m.

Oct. 24

at Campbell*

noon

Oct. 31

DAVIDSON*

noon

Nov. 7

at Dayton*

Nov. 14

at Jacksonville*

Nov. 21

DRAKE*

1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.

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2009

2009 Butler Football Contents All-Americans, Butler ...................................... 28 Butler Bowl ..................................................... 17 Butler University ............................................. 18 Coaching Records, Butler............................... 32 Coaching Staff ............................................... 4-5 Head Coach Jeff Voris ................................. 4 Neil Kazmierczak ......................................... 5 Frank Smith .................................................. 5 Joe Cheshire ................................................ 5 Lettermen, Butler All-Time ......................... 36-39 Opponents ................................................. 24-27 Pioneer Football League ................................ 27 Player Profiles ............................................. 6-15 Records, Annual Team Won-Lost ................... 32 Records, Butler Individual.......................... 28-30 Records, Butler Team ..................................... 29 Results, 2008 Game-by-Game ....................... 23 Results, All-Time........................................ 33-35 Roster, 2009 .............................................. 20-21 Schedule, 2009.............................1, Back Cover Statistics, 2008 ............................................... 22

Butler Quick Facts Location: Indianapolis, Ind. 46208 Founded: 1855 Enrollment: 4,200 Nickname: Bulldogs Colors: Blue and White Conference: Pioneer Football League National Affiliation: NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FBS) President: Dr. Bobby Fong Athletic Director: Barry Collier Athletic Phone: (317) 940-9375 SID: Jim McGrath Office: (317) 940-9414 Home: (317) 842-5940 Fax: (317) 940-9808 Head Coach: Jeff Voris Alma Mater: DePauw ‘89 Butler Record: 13-20 (3 yrs.) Career Record: 28-54 (8 yrs.) Office Phone: (317) 940-9375 Best Time to Call: 9 a.m.-12 noon Assistant Coaches: Neil Kazmierczak (Michigan State ‘88) Frank Smith (Miami, Ohio ‘04) Joe Cheshire (DePauw ‘99) Athletic Trainer: Chris Tinkey Stadium: Butler Bowl Capacity: 2,500 Surface: Pro Grass (Field Turf) Press Box Phone: (317) 940-9817 2008 Record: 6-5-0 2008 League Record: 4-4 (4th-tie) Lettermen Returning: 36 (14 Off., 21 Def., 1 Spec.) Lettermen Lost: 25 Starters Returning: 14 (7 Off., 7 Def.) All-Time Football Record: 528-416-35/119 years

Wide receiver Dan Bohrer helped Butler defeat Morehead State with a fourth-quarter touchdown catch, one of his school-record 11 scoring receptions in 2008.

2009 BUTLER FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Game Time at Site

Date

Opponent

Game Site

City

Sept. 5

ALBION

Butler Bowl

Indianapolis, Ind.

Sept. 12

At Franklin

“Red” Faught Stadium

Franklin, Ind.

Sept. 19

HANOVER

Butler Bowl

Indianapolis, Ind.

1 p.m.

Sept. 26

At Morehead State*

Jayne Stadium

Morehead, Ky..

1 p.m.

Oct. 3

SAN DIEGO* (HC)

Butler Bowl

Indianapolis, Ind.

1 p.m.

Oct. 17

VALPARAISO*

Butler Bowl

Indianapolis, Ind.

1 p.m.

Oct. 24

At Campbell*

CU Football Stadium

Buies Creek, N.C.

1 p.m.

Oct. 31

DAVIDSON*

Butler Bowl

Indianapolis, Ind.

noon

Nov. 7

At Dayton*

Welcome Stadium

Dayton, Ohio

Nov. 14

At Jacksonville*

D. B. Milne Field

Jacksonville, Fla.

noon

Nov. 21

DRAKE*

Butler Bowl

Indianapolis, Ind.

1 p.m.

1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.

1 p.m.

*--Pioneer Football League game. (HC)--Homecoming.

CREDITS: Butler’s 2009 Football Guide was designed and edited by Jim McGrath, Butler sports information director. Photography by Butler photographer Brent Smith. Cover design by the Butler Publications Office.

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2009 Butler Football Returning Cast Fuels Butler Optimism Butler posted its highest victory total and its first winning record in more than a decade last season. With a majority of starters returning from that breakthrough squad, the Bulldogs are looking for another step forward in 2009. Head coach Jeff Voris has 36 lettermen, including 14 starters (seven on offense, seven on defense) back this season. Included in that group is a record-setting passing tandem, the league’s leader in quarterback sacks and a former league scoring champ. Voris can call on his top two tacklers from a year ago, four of his top five rushers and three of his top four receivers. And the Bulldogs boast seven All-PFL performers. “We’re really experienced on both sides of the ball,” noted Butler’s head coach. “We lost some key players, but we’ve had so many guys play and see action in key situations that we really can put experienced players at almost every position.” The Bulldogs compiled a 6-5 record and tied for fourth place in the Pioneer Football League in 2008. The six wins tied the second-highest total at Butler since 1993, when the Bulldogs moved from the NCAA Division II to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). And the winning mark was Butler’s first since 1997, when the Bulldogs finished with a 6-4 record. Among the returnees from last year’s successful squad are quarterback Matt Kobli and wide receiver Dan Bohrer. Kobli set a school-record with 23 touchdown passes and a record 11 of them wound up in the hands of Bohrer. The two hooked up for nearly a thousand yards in offense. Also back are defensive end Grant Hunter, who topped the PFL in quarterback sacks with 14 a year ago, linebacker Derek Guggenberger, who’s led the Bulldogs in tackles for two straight seasons, and running back Scott Gray, who missed much of last season with injury but led the PFL in scoring two years ago.

“Matt is a special talent, and he can impact a game in a variety of ways,” noted Voris of his junior quarterback. “And Danny is our leader on offense. We won’t shy away from getting him the ball.” Bohrer won’t be the only target for Butler’s quarterbacks this fall. Five other returnees had at least 10 catches last year and four of them had more than 100 receiving yards. Junior Eddie McHale finished as the team’s third-leading receiver with 30 catches for 366 yards and six touchdowns, while sophomore Zach Watkins added 28 catches for 329 yards. Other top returning pass catchers are sophomores Stuart Harvey and Jordan Koopman. A pair of second-year players, sophomore Andrew Huck and redshirt freshman Calvin Blair, are the top returning back-ups at quarterback. Huck saw action in six games last season. The Bulldogs lost last year’s top rusher, Dionte Wiggins, but running back may have been the team’s deepest position. Gray led the team in rushing two years ago, when he scored a leagueleading 15 touchdowns. He’s the top returning tailback this season, but he’ll be pushed by redshirt sophomore Ryan Hitchcock and senior Ricky Trujillo. Hitchcock rushed for 342 yards and five touchdowns last fall, while Trujillo added a pair of rushing TDs. “We have several players who are solid PFL backs, and with the depth has come competition. We may play more than one back at the same time,” said Voris, who pointed out that the Bulldogs have regained an offensive balance since going to the spread offense last year. All of Butler’s skill players will be operating behind a veteran offensive line. Four of the five starters from last year’s offensive line are back this season, led by All-PFL guard Donny Gilmore, a starter in 22 consecutive games. Also back from last year’s front five are senior tackle Brian Crable, Offense junior tackle Mike Staniewicz It’s not a secret, the Bulldogs will and sophomore guard Pete throw the ball. Kobli and Bohrer are Mattingly. Crable has started 21 bidding to become the most prolific straight games, while Staniewicz passing duo in Butler history, and has started 21 of the last 22 there’s depth both at quarterback Defensive end Grant Hunter led the Pioneer Football League in quarterback sacks Butler games. Junior center Ryan and finished second in the league in tackles for loss in 2008. and in the receiving corps. Secrist, who started Butler’s first 2

Kobli turned in a banner campaign in his first full season as a Butler starter. The 6-3, 220-pound signal caller led the PFL in total offense (273.3 ypg) and ranked third in the league in passing efficiency. He passed for 2,518 yards, while completing better than 66% of his passes. He also finished as Butler’s second-leading rusher with 493 yards. Kobli was named Butler’s Offensive MVP, and he earned honorable mention allleague honors. Bohrer, one of two senior captains for the Bulldogs, became just the second player in Butler history to record more than 70 receptions in a season and just the third Bulldog with more than 900 receiving yards. His 71 catches and his 971 receiving yards were the second-most in the PFL in 2009. His performance earned him second team All-PFL recognition.

2009 Butler Football

Wide receiver Dan Bohrer finished second in the PFL in both receptions and receiving yards in 2008.

Quarterback Matt Kobli became just the second quarterback in Butler history to pass for over 2,500 yards.

Linebacker Derek Guggenberger has led the Bulldogs in tackles for two consecutive seasons.

five games last year, also returns. Redshirt freshman Carter Walley and former fullback William Bork are the top tight end prospects.

will likely do the same this season. Both saw action in all 11 games. The same situation exists at the other defensive end spot, where juniors Rob Cosler and Jeff Poss each saw action in all 11 games. The defensive tackle spot will be manned by senior Tyler Skaggs and sophomore Larry Thomas. Junior Derek Bradford played in all 11 games and finished fifth on the team in tackles last season, and he’s part of a solid group of returnees at linebacker. Also back are senior Brian Adika, junior Nick Comotto and redshirt sophomore Nick Caldicott, all of whom saw action last season. And they’re joined by Andrew Cottrell, a skilled transfer

from Grand Valley State who Voris says “plays the game the right way.” The defensive secondary features a pair of returning starters at cornerback, juniors Tadd Dombart and Jacob Fritz. Dombart tied for sixth on the team in tackles (42) and shared the team lead in pass interceptions with two. Fritz was eighth in tackles (40). A pair of redshirt sophomores, Mark Giacomantonio and Logan Sullivan, will contend for the free safety position. Both played in all 11 games a year ago. Voris also can call on sophomores Jack McKenna, Andy Dauch and Thorn Murphy, each of whom saw action in the defensive secondary last season.

Defense Hunter, Guggenberger and senior safety Spencer Summerville anchor a defensive group that has improved steadily over the past three seasons. “We’ve grown as a unit defensively,” said Voris. “We lost some guys up front from last year’s team, but we played so many guys that we still have experience there and we’re still strong across the board.” Hunter emerged as a force in his first season with the Bulldogs. His 14 sacks tied the second-highest total ever by a Butler player, trailing only the school-record 17 by Scott Cook in 1983. And he finished second in the PFL in total tackles for loss with 18. Guggenberger, Butler’s middle linebacker, tied for sixth in the league in tackles with 85, and he enters his final season with 153 career stops. Summerville, one of two team captains this season, finished second on the squad and 15th in the PFL in tackles with 66. All three players earned All-PFL recognition last season. Hunter will be flanked on the defensive line by several experienced returnees. Senior Pete Xander and sophomore Ross Teare shared the nose guard position last year and

Defensive backs Spencer Summerville (5) and Tadd Dombart (28) both earned All-PFL honors last fall.

Special Teams The Bulldogs have a couple of gaping holes to fill on special teams. Gone from last year’s squad are placekicker and secondleading scorer Jordan Quiroz and punter Rob Blevins. Redshirt freshman Michael Wilson came out of spring drills as the team’s top punter, while sophomore David Lang emerged as the top candidate at placekicker. Lang handled team kickoff duties a year ago. Dombart, who led the PFL in punt return average (16.9) last season, heads up the punt return unit, while Koopman and Summerville were the squad’s top kick returners in 2009. Newcomers could play a key role on Butler’s special teams. 3

Head Coach Jeff Voris In just three seasons, Jeff Voris has taken Butler from an 0-11 record to the program’s first winning campaign in more than a decade! Voris, who improved Butler’s win total in each of his first three seasons, delivered the winning mark last fall by leading the Bulldogs to a 6-5 record and a tie for fourth place in the Pioneer Football League. The six wins were Butler’s most since 1997 and the second-most since the Bulldogs moved to Division I in 1993. Butler’s ffour league wins tied the Bulldogs’ highest PFL win total ever! The successful campaign came just one year after Voris guided Butler to a 47 mark in just his second season at the helm. The four victories were the most by a Butler football team since 2002 and marked another step forward for the program. In 2006, his first season as Butler’s head coach, Voris guided the Bulldogs to a 3-8 mark and a tie for fifth place in the PFL. His first victory at Butler snapped an 18-game losing streak by the Bulldogs, and the team’s three total wins matched Butler’s victory total for the previous three seasons combined. A former record-setting quarterback at DePauw University, Voris was named the 24th head football coach at Butler in December of 2005. He previously had served as head coach at Carroll (Wis.) College for five seasons, following assistant coaching stints at Edinboro, DePauw, Texas and Illinois. Voris spent five seasons rebuilding the football program at Carroll. His first team in 2001 had just 51 players. In 2005 with the squad size up to 111 players, he guided the Pioneers to a 6-4 record and a third place finish in the Midwest Conference. It was Carroll’s first winning season since 1996, and the Pioneers’ six league wins tied the school record for most MWC wins. During his five campaigns at Carroll, Voris coached one second team All-American, one honorable mention All-American, 11 first team all-conference players and 30 academic all-conference performers. He coached an all-conference quarterback in four of his five seasons. Carroll teams broke 10 school records for offense and special teams during his tenure, and his 2005 squad ranked fourth in the NCAA Division III in punt return average. Voris took the Carroll head coaching position after spending one season on the staff of head coach Lou Tepper at Edinboro. He previously served under head coach Nick Mourouzis at DePauw. During his four seasons as offensive coordinator at DePauw, the Tigers compiled a 29-11 record, won one conference championship and posted four consecutive wins over Wabash in the Monon Bell Classic. He coached an all-conference quarterback in 1996 and 1997, and DePauw ranked eighth in the NCAA Division III in passing offense in 1996. DePauw also ranked first in Division III in turnover margin in 1996 and eighth in turnover margin in 1998. He was the head junior varsity coach at DePauw in 1994-95, and he served as strength and conditioning coach for the Tigers in all six seasons. Voris began his collegiate coaching career in 1990 as a graduate assistant at Illinois. During his two seasons with the Illini, he assisted with defensive backs and outside linebackers. He later spent two seasons at Texas, where he worked with wide receivers and the offensive line. The Butler coach was a four-year starting quarterback at DePauw, 1986-89. He was a three-time team Most Valuable Player and a team captain in 1989. He earned honorable mention All-America recognition in 1988 and 1989, and he still holds 4

The Jeff Voris File Name: Jeff Voris Age: 42 Birthdate: 8/27/67 Wife: Julie Children: Jenna (13), Josie (11), Jessy (8) High School: West Aurora (Ill.) College: DePauw University (B.A., 1989) Postgraduate: University of Illinois (M.S., 1991) College Football Playing Career (Honors) DePauw University, 1986-89 (Four-year starting quarterback, three-time team MVP, two-time HM All-America, 1989 team captain), DePauw Hall of Fame (2009) Coaching Career (Position responsibility) 1990-92 Univ. of Illinois, Graduate Assistant (Defensive Backs/Linebackers) 1992-94 Univ. of Texas, Graduate Assistant (Wide Receivers/Offensive Line) 1994-2000 DePauw University, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach 1994-95 DePauw University, Junior Varsity Coach 1996-2000 DePauw University, Offensive Coordinator (Quarterbacks) 2000-01 Edinboro University, Offensive Coordinator (Quarterbacks) 2001-05 Carroll College, Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator (Quarterbacks) 2006Butler University, Head Coach Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career

School Carrol Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll Butler Butler Butler

Collegiate Head Coaching Record Won Lost Tied 2 7 0 1 9 0 3 7 0 3 7 0 6 4 0 3 8 0 4 7 0 6 5 0 28 54 0

Pct. .222 .100 .300 .300 .600 .273 .364 .545 .341

DePauw career football records for most passing yards (6,035), most touchdown passes (56), most pass completions (504), most pass attempts (910) and most total offense (5,754). He set single game records with 38 completions against Findlay in 1987 and five touchdown passes against Taylor in 1988, and he’s the only player in DePauw football history to lead the Tigers in passing for four consecutive seasons! He was inducted into the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009. Voris earned a bachelor’s degree in health, physical education and recreation from DePauw in 1989 and a master’s degree in athletic administration from Illinois in 1991. He and his wife, Julie, are parents of three children, Jenna (13), Josie (11) and Jessy (8).

Assistant Coaches Neil Kazmierczak Defensive Coordinator Neil Kazmierczak is in his fourth season as defensive coordinator at Butler, after spending five seasons as the defensive coordinator at DePauw University. He helped DePauw to a pair of conference titles, and the Tigers’ defensive unit ranked first in the conference in fewest points allowed in 2004. Prior to joining the staff at DePauw, Kazmierczak served as linebackers coach at Saint Mary’s College (Calif.) for one season (1999) and as defensive coordinator for Ritsumeikan University in Japan for one season (1998). He also had coaching stints at Stanford University (199598), Oxnard, Calif., High School (1993-95) and John Marshall High School (Calif., 1990-93). Kazmierczak was a three-year varsity football player at Michigan State University. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State in 1998, a master’s degree from Azusa Pacific in 1995 and a master’s degree from Stanford in 1998. He and his wife, Frezewd, are parents of three children, Zach (7), Saron (7) and Caleb (5).

Frank Smith Offensive Coordinator Frank Smith, in his fourth season as Butler’s offensive line coach and his third season as offensive coordinator for the Bulldogs. He joined Butler’s staff after serving as a graduate assistant coach at Miami (Ohio) University, 2004-05. During his two seasons at Miami, the Redhawks won two Mid-American Conference East Division Championships and played in the 2004 Independence Bowl. Smith was a three-year starter as an offensive lineman at Miami. He was named the team’s Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2001, and he helped the Redhawks win the GMAC Bowl in 2003. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Miami in 2004. Smith and his wife, Kelly, will celebrate their first anniversary next June.

Joe Cheshire Linebackers Joe Cheshire is in his fifth season as a full-time assistant coach, following one season with the Bulldogs as a part-time assistant. He currently handles the team’s linebackers, while also serving as Butler’s recruiting coordinator. Cheshire joined the Bulldogs in 2004, after spending two seasons as offensive backs coach at DePauw University. In his final season at DePauw, the Tigers led the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in rushing yards per game. The son of former Butler football player Jim Cheshire (75), Joe was a four-year football letterwinner at DePauw. He was the Tigers’ offensive Most Valuable Player in 1997, and he served as a football team captain in 1998. He earned all-conference recognition as a junior, when he led DePauw in pass receiving. Cheshire received a B. A. degree from DePauw in 1999 and began a brief business career before returning to the football field in 2002. He and his wife, Ashleigh, have two children, Griffin and Charlotte.

Ed Reed Running Backs Ed Reed is in his second season as Butler’s running backs coach. A Wellness teacher in Carmel Clay Schools, Reed boasts more than two decades of coaching expierence at the high school level. He coached running backs at Carmel High School for 20 years, while also serving as offensive coordinator for six years. He spent two seasons coaching at Noblesville High School before coming to Butler. Reed earned his undergraduate degree from Anderson University (‘82) and a master’s degree from Georgetown (Ky.). He and his wife, Lori, have two children, Jessica and Adam.

David Kenney Defensive Line David Kenney is in his fourth season on Butler’s coaching staff, and he has responsibility for the Bulldogs’ defensive line. He joined the Bulldogs after spending one season as head coach and defensive coordinator of the Washington Township Travel Team (IEFA) and two seasons as an assistant football coach at North Central High School. Kenney was a defensive tackle and nose guard for three seasons at Tuskegee University, where he earned a B. S. Degree in 1996. He and his wife, Kristen, are parents of four children, Devante (16), David (14), Khirra (9) and Dakari (8). He’s a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Nick Anderson Wide Receiver Receivers Nick Anderson is in his third season with the Bulldogs, taking over this year as wide receivers’ coach. He previously spent two seasons as an assistant football coach at Indianapolis Manual High School and one year as an assistant coach at LaVille High School. He began his collegiate playing career at Eastern Kentucky University in 1997, before transferring to Quincy University, where he was a starting defensive back. Anderson, a 2003 Quincy graduate, has played semi-pro football for the past five years.

Danny Sears Cornerback Cornerbacks Danny Sears, a former standout wide receiver at Franklin College, is in his third season at Butler, and he’s responsible for the team’s cornerbacks. Sears was a threetime, first team All-Heartland Conference wide receiver (2004-06) and a two-time conference Special Teams MVP (2004 & 2006) as a punt and kick returner. He finished his collegiate career with over 2,000 receiving yards and 20 career touchdown catches. The four-year letterwinner for the Grizzlies compiled over 5,000 all-purpose yards, 2003-06.

Chris Davis Tight Ends Chris Davis, who earned two varsity letters ers as an of offensive lineman with the Bulldogs, is in his second season on the Butler staff. He’s coaching Butler’s tight ends. Davis began his senior season with the Bulldogs as a starting offensive tackle, only to be sidelined by injury for the third time in his career. He was named to the Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll three times, and he graduated with a degree in secondary education in the spring of 2008.

Rob Noel Defensive Line Rob Noel, a four-year letterwinner with the Bulldogs (2005-08), has joined Butler’s staff as a student assistant coach working with the team’s defensive line. Noel, who played both guard and tackle for the Bulldogs, set a Butler career record for games played (44), and he was in the Bulldogs’ starting lineup in his final 22 games. He earned All-League honors as an offensive lineman, and he was a two-time Academic All-League player. Noel earned his degree from Butler last spring.

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BRIAN ADIKA 5-8, 200, Sr.

LINEBACKER Dayton, Ohio (Fairmont)

2008: Played in all 11 games...2007: Saw action in all 11 games...had a season-high three tackles at Jacksonville...2006: Played in all 11 games in his initial season with the Bulldogs... recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown against Robert Morris...Personal: Physics major...born 4/28/88...son of George and Mary Adika...High School: Two-way starter as a defensive end and running back at Fairmont High School...team captain as a senior...three-year letterwinner as a sprinter on high school track team...earned two varsity football letters...High School Coach: Brian Blevins. YEAR 2006 2007 2008 Career

ST 2 7 9 18

AT 1 6 10 17

89

TT 3 13 19 35

FOR LOSS SACKS 0-0 0 0-0 0 1-1 0 1-1 0

DAN BOHRER 6-1, 190, Sr.

2008: Starting wide receiver in all 11 games...finished second in the PFL in receptions (6.4 pg) and receiving yards (86.6 pg)... ranked second in the league in touchdown catches (11)...tied for fourth in the PFL in scoring (6.0 pg)...ranked 10th in the league in all-purpose yards (86.4 pg)...stood second in the league in number of 100-yard receiving performances (4)...named second team All-PFL...set a Butler single season record with 11 touchdown receptions... tied Butler’s single game record for touchdown catches with four against Franklin... caught two touchdown passes against Dayton...had a career-high 10 receptions for a career-best 159 yards against Franklin, earning him PFL Offensive Player of the Week recognition...posted the second-highest single season total for receptions in Butler history...had the third-highest single season total for receiving yards ever at Butler...recorded over 100 receiving yards against Campbell (101), Dayton (139) and Davidson (146)...had at least two receptions in all 11 games and caught five or mores passes in eight games...caught a season-long 59-yard pass against Dayton...had a 48-yard catch for a touchdown against Franklin...2007: Starter in all 11 games...finished second on the team in receptions (36) and receiving yards (389)...caught a season-high five passes at Valparaiso and against Davidson... had a season-best 79 receiving yards at Valparaiso...caught a 19-yard touchdown pass in overtime to give Butler a 28-21 victory over Missouri-Rolla...2006: Played in 10 games...finished second on the team in pass receiving...had a season-high six pass receptions at Davidson...caught three passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns against Dayton...had a career-long 80-yard touchdown catch against Dayton...named a 2006 Josten’s Scholar-Athlete...2005: Did not see varsity action during his first season with the Bulldogs...Personal: Biology major...born 2/10/87... son of Jim and Melody Bohrer...High School: All-conference and all-county wide receiver at East Central High School...team co-captain in 2004...caught 23 passes for 314 yards and four touchdowns as a senior...had 40 receptions for 578 yards and seven touchdowns during prep career...helped East Central to three consecutive conference championships and a Final Four appearance in 2003...earned three varsity football letters...High School Coach: Don Stonefield. YEAR 2006 2007 2008 Career

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REC. 33 36 71 140

YDS. 410 389 971 1770

AVG. 12.4 10.8 13.7 12.6

TD 3 1 11 15

TIGHT END Dyer, Ind. (Lake Central)

2008: Played in 10 games...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...2007: Did not see varsity action during his initial season with the Bulldogs...Personal: Secondary education major...born 7/15/88...son of Bill and Yolanda Bork...High School: Two-year starter on offense at Lake Central High School...had 11 receptions for 184 yards and a touchdown as a senior...named team’s Receiver of the Week and Lineman of the Week once each during the 2006 season...earned two varsity football letters....High School Coach: Bill Melby. YEAR 2008

RUSH 0

FR 0 0 0 0

WIDE RECEIVER Guilford, Ind. (East Central)

WILLIAM BORK 6-1, 225, R-Jr.

YDS. 0

31

AVG. 0.0

TD 0

REC. 2

DEREK BRADFORD 6-2, 200, Jr.

YDS. 11

TD 0

LINEBACKER Camby, Ind. (Mooresville)

2008: Saw action in all 11 games...finished fifth on the team in total tackles...tied for the team lead in pass interceptions... recorded a career-high seven tackles, including a careerbest six solo tackles, against Missouri S & T...named PFL Defensive Player of the Week after returning a pass interception a school-record 89 yards for a touchdown against Valparaiso...2007: Played in 10 games...had a season-high three tackles, including a quarterback sack, against Albion...recorded his first career pass interception against Albion...2006: Did not see varsity action during his first season with the Bulldogs...received Butler’s “Unsung Hero” award for Special Teams performance on the scout team...Personal: Chemistry major...born 8/8/87...son of Dave and Carol Bradford...High School: All-league linebacker at Mooresville High School... team captain as a senior...ranked among the central Indiana leaders with 139 total tackles in 2005...had four quarterback sacks as a senior...member of the high school baseball team for four straight years...earned three varsity football letters...High School Coach: Mark Bless. YEAR 2007 2008 Total

ST 6 27 33

AT 5 21 26

TT 11 48 59

FOR LOSS SACKS 1-3 1 2-8 0 3-11 1

Chart Climbing Wide receiver Dan Bohrer turned in one of the most prolific pass catching seasons in Butler football history in 2008, and his effort boosted him toward the top of Butler’s career receiving lists. Heading into his final campaign, Bohrer stands second on Butler’s alltime list for pass receptions and sixth on the school’s all-time list for receiving yards. He needs just two catches to tie the Butler all-time record of 142, held by Eric Voss (1990-93), and he’s 406 yards shy of the all-time Butler mark of 2,176 receiving yards, also held by Voss. Bohrer needs three touchdown catches to tie the Butler all-time record of 15, held by Mike Chrobot (1975-78).

FR 0 1 1

INT. 1-0 2-94 3-94

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NICK CALDICOTT 6-1, 220, R-So.

2008: Saw action in five games...posted a career-high four tackles against both Franklin and Drake...had a career-best four solo tackles against Franklin...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...2007: Did not see varsity action for the Bulldogs...Personal: Economics major...born 11/30/88...son of Brian and Dawn Caldicott, Sarah Caldicott...High School: Two-year starter as a wide receiver and defensive back at Fenwick High School... had eight touchdowns and 10 pass interceptions during prep career...all-conference and all-area performer as a senior...team MVP...earned Academic All-State and IHSA Scholar-Athlete honors...received three varsity football letters...High School Coach: Joe DiCanio. YEAR 2008

ST 9

AT 5

TT 14

FOR LOSS SACKS 0-0 0

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NICK COMOTTO 6-0, 210, Jr.

LINEBACKER St. Charles, Mo. (St. Charles West)

ST 0 6 6

AT 2 7 9

TT 2 13 15

FOR LOSS SACKS 0-0 0 0.5-0 0 0.5-0 0

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ROB COSLER 6-1, 235, Jr.

FR 0 0 0

LINEBACKER Winter Park, Fla. (Winter Park)

2008: Played in all 11 games...tied for fifth on the team in tackles for loss...had a career-high four tackles, including two tackles for loss, at Campbell...recorded a quarterback sack at Valparaiso...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...2007: Did not see varsity action in initial season at Butler...named to the Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll...Personal: Exploratory Business major...born 4/8/88...son of Steve and Lynne Cosler...High School: Three-year starter as a defensive lineman at Winter Park High School... team captain and Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman as a senior...earned AllMetro honors in 2006...ranked third in central Florida with 12 quarterback sacks as a senior...helped high school team to a 12-2 record and a state runner-up finish as a junior...earned three varsity football letters...High School Coach: Larry Gergley. YEAR 2008

ST 6

AT 5

TT 11

FOR LOSS SACKS 4-20 1

FR 0

BRIAN CRABLE 6-4, 250, Sr.

OFFENSIVE LINE Loveland, Ohio (Moeller)

2008: Starting offensive lineman in all 11 games...helped the Bulldogs rank third in the PFL in both scoring offense and total offense...2007: Played in all 11 games, including the final 10 as a starter...received Butler’s Most Improved Player Award...2006: Did not play in any varsity games...2005: Did not see varsity action for the Bulldogs...Personal: Finance major...born 1/9/87...son of Bob and Lisa Crable...High School: Two-year regular as an offensive lineman at Moeller High School...helped high school team to a 10-3 record and a regional runner-up finish in 2003...honor student...earned two varsity football letters...High School Coach: Bob Crable.

FR 0

2008: Played in nine games...had a career-high three tackles against Missouri S & T...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...2007: Played in eight games...had a season-high two tackles at Dayton...named to the Butler Athletic Director’s Honor Roll...2006: Did not see varsity action in his first season at Butler...received the team’s “Unsung Hero” award for defensive performance on the scout team...named a 2006 Josten’s Scholar-Athlete...Personal: Criminology/Psychology major...born 11/22/87...son of Jeff and Chris Comotto...High School: Three-sport athlete at St. Charles West High School...third team All-State offensive lineman as a senior...earned all-conference honors as both an offensive lineman and as a linebacker in 2005...recorded 119 tackles, five forced fumbles and three pass interceptions as a senior...placed third in the state as a heavyweight wrestler...placed ninth in the state in the discus throw in track and field...National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award recipient... earned two varsity football letters....High School Coach: Gary Strauss. YEAR 2007 2008 Total

76

LINEBACKER Oak Park, Ill. (Fenwick)

9

ANDY DAUCH 5-10, 180, R-So.

DEFENSIVE BACK Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (Lahser)

2008: Played in five games...had two tackles each against Campbell and Jacksonville...2007: Did not see varsity action in his initial season at Butler...Personal: Computer science major...born 11/5/88...son of Rick and Connie Dauch...High School: Three-sport athlete at Lahser High School...named All-League and honorable mention All-State as a defensive back...had seven pass interceptions and scored five touchdowns as a senior...helped high school team to a 12-1 record and a state runner-up finish as a junior...named first team Academic All-State...earned three varsity letters in football...varsity letter winner in soccer and track...High School Coach: Dan Loria. YEAR 2008

ST 3

AT 1

TT 4

FOR LOSS 0-0

28

TADD DOMBART 5-10, 185, Jr.

INT. 0-0

BREAKUPS 0

DEFENSIVE BACK Cincinnati, Ohio (Lakota West)

2008: Starting defensive back in all 11 games...tied for sixth on the team in tackles...tied for the team lead in pass interceptions... led the PFL in punt returns (16.9)...honorable mention All-PFL as both a defensive back and as a return specialist...named Butler’s Special Teams Top Dog (MVP)...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...chosen PFL Special Teams Co-Player of the Week after returning a punt a league-long 75 yards for a touchdown against Morehead State...matched his career-high with eight tackles against Drake...had 77 all-purpose yards against Albion...recorded a 35-yard pass interception return against Missouri S & T...2007: Saw action in all 11 games, including the final three as a starter...received Butler’s Newcomer of the Year Award...led the Bulldogs and tied for ninth in the PFL in pass interceptions (3)...ranked third in the PFL in punt return average (11.7)...finished sixth on the team in total tackles (39)...wound up fourth on the squad in solo tackles (31)...tied for second on the team in pass breakups (3)...had a career-high eight tackles, including a career-best seven solo tackles, at Valparaiso and against Davidson...recorded a 42-yard pass interception return for a touchdown against Albion...had a 54-yard return on his first collegiate punt return against Albion...posted a 42-yard punt return at Hanover...Personal: Exploratory business major...born 8/19/88...son of Scott and Jane Dombart...High School: Three-year varsity starter at Lakota West High School...two-year all-conference defensive back...earned all-county honors as a senior...team captain...helped Lakota West to two playoff appearances...all-conference baseball player...earned three varsity football letters...High School Coach: Larry Cox. YEAR 2007 2008 Career

ST 31 32 63

AT 8 10 18

TT 39 42 81

FOR LOSS 1-1 0.5-2 1.5-3

INT. 3-47 2-35 5-82

BREAKUPS 3 5 8

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JACOB FRITZ 5-10, 185, Jr.

2008: Saw action in 10 games, including nine as a starter... finished eighth on the team in tackles...tied for fifth on the team in solo tackles...had a season-high nine tackles against Franklin...matched his career-high with eight solo tackles against San Diego...returned a pass interception 39 yards for a touchdown against Morehead State...2007: Played in nine games, including two as a starter...finished ninth on the team in tackles (32)...named PFL Co-Defensive Player of the Week after scoring eight points and recording a career-high 11 tackles against Davidson in first career start...tallied first defensive two-point conversion in Butler football history with a 90-yard return of a fumble in Davidson game...returned first career pass interception for 35 yards and a touchdown against Davidson...had 10 tackles, including a career-high eight solo tackles, at Dayton...recorded 27 tackles in Butler’s final three games...2006: Did not see varsity action as a freshman...Personal: Economics major...born 9/2/87... son of Fred and Sheryl Fritz...High School: All-State running back at West Central High School...team captain and two-time all-conference performer...set a school record with 1,648 rushing yards as a senior...compiled 2,315 all-purpose yards and 21 touchdowns...had 61 tackles and five pass interceptions on defense...two-time all-conference baseball player...varsity letterwinner on prep basketball squad... earned four varsity football letters...High School Coach: Brad Urban. YEAR 2007 2008 Total

ST 22 32 54

FOR LOSS 0-0 1-4 1-4

AT 10 8 18

TT 32 40 72

INT. 1-35 1-39 2-74

16

MARK GIACOMANTONIO 5-11, 190, R-So.

BREAKUPS 2 2 4

DEF. BACK Carmel, Ind. (Carmel)

2008: Played in all 11 games...recorded a career-high six tackles at Campbell...returned a pass intereception for 30 yards against San Diego...had a blocked PAT against San Diego...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...2007: Did not see varsity action with the Bulldogs...earned the team’s Unsung Hero Award (scout team player of the year) for special teams...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...Personal: Economics major... born 1/18/89...son of Mauro and Ann Giacomantonio...High School: Honorable mention All-State defensive back at Carmel High School...helped high school team to a 12-3 record and a state runner-up finish in 2006...selected All-Conference, All-Area and All-County...named team’s Most Valuable Defensive Back...83 tackles as a senior...two-time Academic All-Conference...earned two football letters...High School Coach: Mo Moriarity. YEAR 2008

ST 12

AT 9

64

TT 21

FOR LOSS 0.5-2

DONNY GILMORE 6-3, 290, Jr.

INT. 1-30

BREAKUPS 0

OFFENSIVE LINE Westphalia, Ind. (North Knox)

2008: Started all 11 games...helped the Bulldogs rank third in the PFL in both scoring offense and total offense...named honorable mention All-PFL as an offensive lineman...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...2007: Starter in all 11 games... one of two offensive linemen to start every game...named to the Butler Athletic Director’s Honor Roll...2006: Did not play in any varsity games during his first year at Butler...Personal: Exploratory LAS major...born 2/12/88...son of Don and Patricia Gilmore...High School: All-State lineman at North Knox High School...two-way starter for high school squad...all-conference and all-area performer...received Academic All-Area recognition...helped team to a 7-2 record as a senior...earned four varsity football letters...High School Coach: Shawn McDowell. 8

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DEFENSIVE BACK Francesville, Ind. (West Central)

SCOTT GRAY 5-8, 190, Jr.

RUNNING BACK Lowell, Ind. (Lowell/Ball State)

2008: Missed Butler’s first eight games with injury...rushed for a season-high 68 yards on 12 carries against San Diego... scored a pair of touchdowns against Davidson...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...2007: Named Butler’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player...led the Pioneer Football League in scoring...posted the seventh-highest single season scoring total (90 points) in Butler football history...had the second-highest single game scoring total in Butler history (30 vs. Albion)...ranked sixth in the PFL in rushing...played in nine games, including four as a starter...scored five touchdowns in his Butler debut against Albion, becoming just the second player in Butler football history to score five touchdowns in a game...scored four touchdowns at Hanover in his second Butler game, setting a Butler record for most touchdowns (9) in consecutive games... tallied three touchdowns at Valparaiso and two against Missouri-Rolla...rushed for a career-high 130 yards on 29 carries against San Diego...had 103 yards rushing at Valparaiso...had a 75-yard carry against Valparaiso, the Bulldogs’ longest-rush of the season...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...transfer from Ball State (did not play football at Ball State)...Personal: Secondary education major...born 1/14/88...son of Horace and Kim Gray...High School: All-State running back at Lowell High School...helped Lowell to the Indiana 4A state title in 2005...rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns in the 2005 state championship game...finished senior season with 2,336 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns...named the PostTribune and Region Sports Offensive Player of the Year...all-time single season rushing leader in Northwest Indiana...selected to the North Team for the Indiana North-South All-Star Game...named all-conference and all-area...earned three varsity football letters...High School Coach: Kirk Kennedy. YEAR 2007 2008 Total

RUSH 141 25 166

YDS. 547 101 648

37

AVG. 3.9 4.0 3.9

TD 15 2 17

REC. 6 0 6

YDS. 12 0 12

TD 0 0 0

DEREK GUGGENBERGER LINEBACKER 6-1, 225, Sr. Haymarket, Va. (Terre Haute North)

2008: Honorable mention All-PFL linebacker...second team Academic All-PFL...starter in all 11 games...led the team in solo tackles, assisted tackles and total tackles...tied for sixth in the PFL in tackles...fourth on the team in tackles for loss...posted a career-high 12 tackles against both Drake and Dayton...had two quarterback sacks against Franklin... recorded at least five tackles in all 11 games...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...2007: Played in all 11 games...led the Bulldogs and ranked 18th in the PFL in tackles (68)...recorded a season-high 11 tackles at Hanover and at Dayton... had 10 tackles against San Diego...posted five or more tackles in eight of Butler’s 11 games...finished fourth on the team in tackles for loss (6)...recorded a pair of quarterback sacks at Hanover...picked up his first career pass interception and returned it 22 yards at Hanover...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...2006: Played in nine games in initial season with the Bulldogs...had a season-high five tackles in Butler’s Homecoming victory over Valparaiso...named a 2006 Josten’s Scholar-Athlete...Personal: Exploratory LAS major...born 12/1/87...son of Bruce and Geri Guggenberger...High School: Two-time All-Wabash Valley defensive lineman at Terre Haute North High School...honorable mention all-state defensive end in 2005...selected to play in the 2006 Wabash Valley All-Star Classic football game...member of high school’s “1,000-Pound Club”...earned two varsity football letters...High School Coach: Chris Barrett. YEAR 2006 2007 2008 Career

ST 10 40 41 91

AT 9 28 44 81

TT 19 68 85 153

FOR LOSS SACKS 0.5-0 0.5 6-26 3 6-16 2 12.5-42 5.5

FR 0 0 1 1

2009 Bulldogs 86

STUART HARVEY 6-1, 190, R-So.

2008: Saw action in all 11 games...finished fifth on the team in receptions and receiving yards...caught a career-high four passes, including a seven-yard touchdown reception, against Missouri S & T...had a career-best 32 receiving yards against both Missouri S & T and Campbell...2007: Did not see varsity action in first season with the Bulldogs...Personal: Psychology major...born 6/8/89...son of Bart and Jayne Harvey...High School: Starting wide receiver at Westfield High School...team captain as a senior... named squad’s Most Improved Player...had nine receptions for 121 yards and 20 tackles in 2006...received Outstanding Student Weight-Lifting Award...earned two varsity football letters...High School Coach: Bo Belden. YEAR 2008

REC. 20

YDS. 140

8

AVG. 7.0

TD 1

RYAN HITCHCOCK RUNNING BACK 5-7, 190, R-So. Bedford, Ind. (Bedford-North Lawrence)

2008: Saw action in seven games...finished third on the team in rushing...tied for third on the team in scoring...tied for sixth on the team in pass receptions...recorded a career-high 109 rushing yards (on 11 carries) and scored a pair of rushing touchdowns at Campbell...caught a 22-yard touchdown pass at Campbell...2007: Did not see varsity action in his first year at Butler...Personal: Chemistry major...born 6/12/88...son of Randy (former Butler placekicker) and Becky Hitchcock...High School: Three-year starter at Bedford North Lawrence High School...two-year All-Area performer...earned All-Conference and All-Region recognition...earned All-State mention as both a running back and as a wide receiver...rushed for 1,524 yards and 17 touchdowns and had 1,615 receiving yards and 16 TDs during his high school career...compiled over 4,000 all-purpose yards...set school records for single game receiving (229), single season touchdowns (19), career receptions (103), career receiving yards (1,615) and career points (224)...Academic All-State performer...earned three varsity football letters... High School Coach: Bret Szabo. YEAR 2008

RUSH 64

YDS. 352

93

AVG. 5.3

TD 5

REC. 12

YDS. 107

TD 1

GRANT HUNTER DEFENSIVE END 6-3, 235, R-So. Liberty Twp., Ohio (Lakota West/Robert Morris)

2008: First team All-PFL defensive end...Butler Defensive Top Dog (MVP), Lineman of the Year and Newcomer of the Year... starter in all 11 games...tied for sixth on the team in tackles... led the PFL in quarterback sacks and finished second in the league in tackles for loss...recorded the second-highest total for quarterback sacks in Butler football history...had a careerhigh eight tackles, including four quarterback sacks and a career-high six solo tackles, against Dayton...named PFL Defensive Player of the Week following the Dayton game...had two sacks each against Missouri S & T, Campbell, Morehead State and Jacksonville...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...transferred to Butler from Robert Morris...Personal: Education major...born 5/30/88...son of Hank and Kimberly Hunter...High School: First team all-conference and all-county defensive end at Lakota West High School...HM All-Southwest Ohio in 2006....had 37.5 tackles, including six quarterback sacks and 14.5 total tackles for loss, as a senior...helped high school squad to the Ohio Division I playoffs in 2006...earned All-America honors in lacrosse...High School Coach: Larry Cox. YEAR 2008

ST 27

AT 15

TT 42

12

WIDE RECEIVER Carmel, Ind. (Westfield)

FOR LOSS SACKS 18-109 14

FR 1

MATT KOBLI 6-3, 220, Jr.

QUARTERBACK Whiting, Ind. (Whiting)

2008: Honorable mention All-PFL quarterback...Butler’s Offensive Top Dog (MVP)...led the PFL in total offense (273.7)... ranked 13th in the NCAA Division I FCS in total offense and 21st in pass efficiency (142.6)...ranked 17th in the FCS in completions per game (21.55)...ranked third in the PFL in pass efficiency and fourth in passing average (228.9)...ranked eighth in the PFL in rushing (44.8)...lone player in the PFL to boast both a 300-yard passing game and a 100-yard rushing game...posted the second-highest single season passing total in Butler football history...set a Butler single season record for touchdown passes (23)...had the second-highest single season total for pass completions (237) in Butler history...named PFL Offensive Player of the Week after rolling up 323 yards in total offense and throwing for a pair of touchdown passes against Missouri S & T...rushed for a career-high 116 yards and one touchdown in Butler’s win at Missouri S & T...passed for a career-high 308 yards against both Franklin and Davidson...threw four touchdown passes each against Franklin and Valparaiso...completed a career-high 29 passes and had a career-high 48 pass attempts against Franklin...had a career-high 350 total offense yards against Davidson...passed for over 200 yards in eight of 11 games...had at least 21 pass completions in eight different games...rushed for over 100 yards twice...2007: Played in eight games, including two as a starter...had a season-high 72 yards rushing and a season-best 163 yards passing against Davidson...completed a season-best 19 passes for 155 yards at Jacksonville...2006: Did not see varsity action in his initial season with the Bulldogs...Personal: Sociology/Ciminology major...born 12/10/87... son of Mark and Sheila Kobli...High School: Three-sport athlete at Whiting High School...All-State football player as both a quarterback and safety...named to IFCA Top 50 all-star list...selected to play in the North-South All-Star Football Game... passed for 2,079 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior...rushed for 606 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2005...threw for 2,548 yards and 24 touchdowns as a junior... finished high school career with 6,773 passing yards...had 315 tackles and nine career pass interceptions...helped lead high school football squad to a 22-2 record over his final two seasons...all-conference and all-area forward in basketball... ranked in the “Top 20” in Indiana basketball scoring in 2004-05...all-conference and all-area pitcher on baseball team...named to the North-South All-Star Game in baseball...earned four varsity letters each in football, basketball and baseball... High School Coach: Jeff Cain. Year 2007 2008 Total

ATT. 98 358 456

COMP. PCT. 54 .551 237 .662 291 .638

INT. 4 7 11

TD 2 23 25

YDS. 465 2518 2983

Double Threat Quarterback Matt Kobli had a recordsetting season with his arm in 2008. He had the same with his feet! Kobli recorded the second-highest single season passing total (2,518 yards) in Butler football history, and he set a Butler single season record with 23 touchdown passes. He further rushed for 493 yards, the most recorded by a Butler quarterback in more than half a century)! He rushed for 116 yards against Missouri S & T, setting a single game record for Butler quarterbacks. Kobli finished the 2008 campaign with 3,011 total offense yards, the secondhighest single season total in Butler football history!

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2009 Bulldogs 1

JORDAN KOOPMAN 5-8, 185, So.

2008: Saw action in eight games...led the team in kickoff returns (20) and kick return yards (385)...had a career-best six kickoff returns for a career-high 112 yards against Jacksonville...finished eighth on the team in receptions...caught a career-high four passes for a career-high 48 yards against Morehead State...Personal: Physician Assistant major...born 5/6/90...son of David and Francine Koopman...High School: All-Conference running back at Eastlake High School...team captain as a senior... helped lead high school team to back-to-back league titles in 2006 and 2007... all-conference guard in basketball...earned three varsity letters in football and four in basketball...High School Coach: John McFadden. YEAR 2008

REC. 11

35

YDS. 77

AVG. 7.0

DAVID LANG 6-0, 215, So.

TD 1

PLACEKICKER/PUNTER Lowell, Ind. (Lowell)

2008: Played in all 11 games, handling team kickoff chores... averaged 54.7 yards on 57 kickoffs...had one touchback... named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...Personal: Premed major...born 9/22/89...son of Mark and Jane Lang...High School: Two-year all-conference placekicker at Lowell High School...twice squad’s Most Valuable Special Teams Player... named all-area and a Region 1 All-Star...honorable mention all-state...hit 12 of 18 field goal attempts, including a school-record 47-yard kick, as a senior...helped high team to a state title in 2005 and a state runner-up finish in 2007...Academic All-State...earned three varsity letters...High School Coach: Kirk Kennedy.

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PETE MATTINGLY 6-5, 290, So.

OFFENSIVE TACKLE Zionsville, Ind. (Cathedral)

2008: Played in six games, including five as a starting offensive guard...helped the Bulldogs rank third in the PFL in both scoring offense and total offense...Personal: Exploratory major...born 9/24/89...son of Butler golf coach Bill Mattinglyand Maureen Sullivan...High School: Honorable mention all-state offensive lineman at Cathedral High School...team captain and first team all-city...named to the Indianapolis Star Super Team...chosen team’s Offensive Lineman of the Year...helped high school team to a state title in 2006 and the state semifinals in 2007...Academic All-State performer...earned two varsity football letters...High School Coach: Jim O’Hara. Bulldogs Tabbed Fifth In PFL Preseason Poll Pioneer Football League coaches picked San Diego as the preseason favorite in the 2009 PFL football race. The Toreros, runner-up in last year’s final league standings, received five first place votes and 77 total points in the coaches’ preseason poll. Last year’s champ, Jacksonville, and Dayton tied for second in the poll with 71 points each. Dayton had three first place votes, while Jacksonville received the other two. Morehead State was tabbed fourth in the poll with 51 points, while Butler was picked fifth with 42. Drake (40) came in sixth, followed by Davidson (37), new member Marist (32), Valparaiso (20) and Campbell (9). Coaches did not vote for their own team in the poll.

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WIDE RECEIVER Chula Vista, Calif. (Eastlake)

EDDIE McHALE 6-2, 190, Jr.

WIDE RECEIVER Cincinnati, Ohio (St. Xavier/Ohio)

2008: Saw action in 10 games...finished third on the team in receptions and second on the team in receiving yards...tied for third on the team in scoring with six touchdowns...had a career-high seven catches for 63 yards and a touchdown against Albion...caught four passes for a career-high 100 yards and two touchdowns at Valparaiso...had a career-long 54-yard reception for a touchdown at Valparaiso...provided Butler’s final touchdown with a 19-yard catch in the fourth quarter of the Bulldogs’ 31-21 victory over Morhead State...2007: Played in 10 games in initial season with the Bulldogs... had a season-best three catches at Drake...had two receptions for a season-best 14 yards at Morehead State...transfer from Ohio University (didn’t play football at Ohio)...Personal: Biology major...born 9/22/87...son of Kevin and Teri McHale... High School: T Two-sport athlete at St. Xavier High School...earned three varsity football letters as a wide receiver...had 35 receptions as a senior...helped lead St. Xavier to a two-year record of 26-1, two conference titles and a state championship, 2004-05...earned three letters in track...High School Coach: Steve Specht. YEAR 2007 2008 Total

REC. 9 30 39

25

YDS. 53 366 419

AVG. 5.9 12.2 10.7

TD 0 6 6

JACK McKENNA 6-0, 180, R-So.

DEFENSIVE BACK Elmwood Park, Ill. (Rochester)

2008: Saw action in all 11 games...had a career-high three tackles at Campbell...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...2007: Did not see varsity action in his first year at Butler... named to the Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll... Personal: Exploratory LAS major...born 5/25/89...son of John and Kathy McKenna...High School: Two-year all-conference and all-area performer at St. Patrick’s High School...team MVP...two-year Academic All-State...earned varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball...All-Area baseball player...received IHSA Scholastic Achievement Awards in three sports...High School Coach: Dan Galante. YEAR 2008

ST 2

AT 6

TT 8

FOR LOSS 0-0

34

THORN MURPHY 5-11, 200, So.

INT. 0-0

BREAKUPS 0

DEFENSIVE BACK Columbus, Ind. (Columbus North)

2008: Played in all 11 games...tied for fifth on the team in tackles for loss...had a career-high three tackles against Campbell, Morehead State and Dayton...recorded three solo tackles, including two tackles for loss at Campbell... recorded the team’s lone blocked punt of the season against Morehead State...credited with one forced fumble...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...Personal: Biology major... born 12/15/89...son of Tony and Tammy Murphy...High School: Four-year varsity football player at Columbus North High School...named team MVP in 2007...helped high school team to three regional championships...third baseman on high school baseball team...earned four varsity letters in football and three in baseball...High School Coach: Tim Bless. YEAR 2008

ST 8

AT 7

TT 15

FOR LOSS 4-19

INT. 0-0

BREAKUPS 1

2009 Bulldogs 52

JEFF POSS 5-8, 230, Jr.

2008: Played in all 11 games...tied for second on the team in tackles for loss (6.5)...had a career-high seven tackles, including a career-best three tackles for loss, at Campbell...recorded first career quarterback sack against Drake...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...2007: Did not see varsity action in his first season with the Bulldogs...named to the Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll...Personal: Marketing major...born 5/7/89...son of Brad and Connie Poss...High School: Two-way starter at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, Calif California...team captain as a senior...named high school team’s Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2006...earned first team all-conference recognition as a tight end...set a school record with three fumble recoveries in a game...earned Scholar-Athlete and All-Academic Team recognition...received three varsity football letters...High School Coach: Sergio Diaz. YEAR 2008

ST 12

AT 8

TT 20

60

RYAN SECRIST 6-4, 275, Jr.

FOR LOSS SACKS 6.5-17 1-8

FR 0

MIKE STANIEWICZ 6-5, 290, Jr.

OFFENSIVE LINE Hebron, Ind. (Lowell)

2008: Starting offensive tackle in all 11 games...helped the Bulldogs rank third in the PFL in both scoring offense and total offense...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...2007: Starting offensive lineman in Butler’s first 10 games...missed Butler’s final game at Jacksonville with injury...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...Personal: Economics major... born 3/12/89...son of April Staniewicz...High School: Twotime All-State offensive tackle at Lowell High School...named to the Hammond Times and the Gary Post-Tribune All-Area teams on offense...earned second team All-Area recognition on defense...two-year all-conference performer...named to the North team for the 2006 IFCA North-South All-Star game...team captain in 2006... helped lead Lowell to a state title in 2005...Academic All-State and Academic AllConference performer...earned four varsity football letters...High School Coach: Kirk Kennedy.

LOGAN SULLIVAN 6-0, 195, R-So.

DEFENSIVE BACK Winston-Salem, N.C. (Horizon, Ariz.)

2008: Played in all 11 games...had a career-high three tackles at Campbell...recorded first career fumble recovery at Valparaiso...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...2007: Did not see varsity action in his first season with the Bulldogs... named to the Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll...Personal: Biology major...born 7/3/89...son of Pat and Cindy Sullivan...High School: All-State defensive back at Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Arizona...named defensive captain as a senior...Co-MVP and Most Valuable Defensive Back in 2006...earned All-Region honors as a senior...helped high school squad to a 10-2 record in 2005...three-year varsity starter...posted 280 total tackles, including 34 tackles for loss...four career pass interceptions...threetime AIA Scholar Athlete Award winner...earned three varsity football letters...High School Coach: Steve Casey. YEAR 2008

ST 5

AT 3

5

OFFENSIVE LINE Rochester, Ind. (Rochester)

2008: Butler’s starting center in the first five games, before being sideline by injury...helped the Bulldogs rank third in the PFL in both scoring offense and total offense...2007: Played in nine games in initial season with the Bulldogs...starting center in Butler’s final eight games...Personal: Computer science major...born 1/16/89...son of Jeff and Sherri Secrist...High School: Two-way starter at Rochester High School...earned All-State honors as an offensive lineman in 2006...selected to play in the 2007 Indiana North-South All-Star Football Game...named the Outstanding Offensive Lineman on the 2006 All-Region squad...chosen team’s defensive MVP as a senior...All-State defensive end as a junior...high school team’s Outstanding Defensive Lineman in 2005 and Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 2004...two-year first team All-Conference pick...earned three football letters...High School Coach: Mark Miller.

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DEFENSIVE END Salt Lake City, Utah (Scripps Ranch, Calif.)

TT 8

FOR LOSS 0.5-1

INT. 0-0

BREAKUPS 0

SPENCER SUMMERVILLE DEF. BACK 5-8, 205, Sr. Indianapolis, Ind. (Park Tudor)

2008: Honorable mention All-PFL defensive back...first team Academic All-PFL...starting safety in all 11 games...finished second on the team in tackles...ranked 15th in the PFL in tackles...ranked second on the team in kickoff returns (11) and kickoff return yards (269)...tied for fifth on the squad in tackle for loss (4)...had a career-high 11 tackles, including a career-best eight solo stops, against Morehead State...recorded 10 tackles against Franklin...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...2007: Saw action in 10 games... received Butler’s One Play Warrior Award for special teams play...finished eighth on the team in tackles...sixth on the squad in solo tackles...tied for third on the team in pass breakups (3)...ranked fifth in the PFL in kick return average (23.5)... had 13 kickoff returns for 305 yards, with a long return of 69 yards...picked up 125 yards on three kick returns against Hanover...had a season-high seven tackles against St. Joseph’s...named second team Academic All-PFL...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll and the Butler Athletic Director’s Honor Roll...2006: Played in nine games in initial season with the Bulldogs...named Butler’s Newcomer of the Year...finished second on the team in kickoff returns with 15 for 205 yards (13.7 avg.)...ranked ninth in the PFL in kick return average...posted a long return of 25 yards against Jacksonville...had a season-high four tackles against Robert Morris, Jacksonville, Dayton and San Diego...Personal: Secondary Education major...born 12/4/88...son of Steve and Fonda Summerville...High School: All-State player at Park Tudor School...two-way starter at running back and defensive back...recorded 1,200 rushing yards and 100 plus tackles...team captain and MVP...all-conference performer and IFCA Region 7 All-Star...selected to play in the 2006 Indiana NorthSouth All-Star Game...member of lacrosse and track teams at Park Tudor...earned four football letters...High School Coach: Tom Page. YEAR 2006 2007 2008 Career

ST 18 25 40 83

AT 8 9 26 43

TT 26 34 66 126

FOR LOSS 0-0 2-2 4-23 6-25

INT. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

BREAKUPS 2 3 2 7

Team Competition Champs: Butler’s off-season team competition was won this year by Team Summerville, led by senior captain Spencer Summerville. The returning seniors on this year’s squad drafted teams from among the remaining returning players, and those teams then held an off-season competition involving academics, community service, conditioning and weight training and spring practice. Points were awarded in each area to determine an overall winner. Members of winning Team Summerville were wide receiver Zach Watkins, offensive lineman Pete Mattingly, defensive tackle Ross Teare, defensive back Jacob Fritz, tight end Charlie Schmelzer, offensive lineman Nick Atkinson, linebacker Robert Koteff and Summerville.

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ROSS TEARE 6-1, 290, So.

2008: Played in all 11 games...had a career-high four tackles against Morehead State and Jacksonville...Personal: Undecided major...born 10/2/89...son of Greg and Joan Teare...High School: Two-way starter at Eastlake High School...first team all-league offensive guard in 2007...HM all-league defensive tackle in 2006 and 2007...MVP of the 2007 Big Kahuna Linemen Challenge...had 81 tackles, including 17 tackles for loss, as a senior...helped high school squad to a 28-6 record over three seasons...four-year Scholar-Athlete... earned three football letters...High School Coach: Gene Dales. YEAR 2008

ST 7

AT 13

TT 20

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LARRY THOMAS 5-10, 250, So.

FOR LOSS SACKS 1.5-3 0

FR 0

ST 5

AT 8

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TT 13

RICKY TRUJILLO 5-9, 195, Sr.

FR 0

RUNNING BACK Dallas, Texas (Denton Ryan, Texas)

2008: Played in four games, before being sidelined by injury... rushed for two touchdowns against Missouri S & T...had a season-high 45 rushing yards on 11 carries against Albion... named to the PFLAcademic Honor Roll...2007: Made the switch from defensive back to running back...played in all 11 games... finished third on the squad in rushing..gained a career-high 92 yards on 17 carries against Albion...had a career-long 16-yard rush against Hanover...picked up 98 yards on six kickoff returns...named to the Butler Athletic Director’s Honor Roll...2006: Played in nine games as a defensive back... had a career-high four tackles at Albion and against Morehead State...finished the season with nine solo tackles and six assists...Personal: Secondary Education major...born 2/15/88...son of Rick and Beverly Trujillo...High School: Two-year starting defensive back at Denton Ryan High School in Dallas, Texas...earned Texas Class 5A All-District recognition in 2005...received team’s Fighting Heart Award as a senior...had 62 tackles, three pass interceptions and seven touchdowns in final high school season...averaged 20 yards per punt return in 2005...led his high school team in interceptions and punt returns as a senior...four-year member of his high school’s baseball team...earned two varsity football letters...High School Coach: Joey Florence. YEAR 2007 2008 Total

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RUSH 52 25 77

YDS. 206 100 306

AVG. 4.0 4.0 4.0

TD 0 2 2

REC. 28

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DEFENSIVE TACKLE West Chester, Ohio (St. Xavier)

FOR LOSS SACKS 2-18 2

REC. YDS. 5 45 6 10 11 55

AVG. 9.0 1.7 5.0

TD 0 0 0

ZACH WATKINS 6-2, 205, So.

WIDE RECEIVER Chicago, Ill. (St. Ignatius)

2008: Played in eight games...finished fourth on the team in receptions and receiving yards...had the team’s longest reception with a 63-yard catch against Dayton...had a career-high seven receptions against both Jacksonville and Davidson... caught five passes for a career-high 100 yards against Dayton... Personal: Exploratory major...born 4/26/90...son of Steven and Jocelyn Watkins...High School: Two-way starter as a wide receiver and free safety at St. Ignatius High School...earned All-Catholic League recognition...high school team’s MVP...caught 32 passes for 860 yards (23.2 ypr) and seven touchdowns...recorded 118 tackles and four pass interceptions for 178 yards...earned three varsity football letters...High School Coach: Tony Harris. YEAR 2008

2008: Played in all 11 games...had a career-high two tackles in five different games...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...Personal: Marketing major...born 11/24/89...son of Karen and Larry Thomas Sr. ...High School: Earned three varsity letters as a defensive lineman at St. Xavier High School... helped high school team to state championships in 2005 and 2007...played on teams that compiled a three-year record of 40-2, including 15-0 marks in 2005 and 2007, and won three consecutive conference titles...High School Coach: Steve Sprecht. YEAR 2008

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DEFENSIVE TACKLE Sammamish, Wash. (Eastlake)

YDS. 329

AVG. 11.8

PETER XANDER 5-9, 260, Sr.

TD 0

DEFENSIVE TACKLE Westerville Ohio (Westerville North)

2008: Played in all 11 games, including three as a starter... had a season-high three tackles against Drake...2007: Saw action in all 11 games, including six as a starter...tied for third on the team in quarterback sacks (2)...had a career-high five tackles, including two quarterback sacks, in Butler’s victory over St. Joseph’s...2006: Played in five varsity games during freshman season...credited with one assist...Personal: Secondary Education major...born 8/25/87...son of David Xander and Denise Stuckey-Xander...High School: Two-year starter at Westerville North High School...team captain and second team all-conference player as a senior...had 71 tackles, four quarterback sacks and five fumble recoveries...captain of high school baseball team...ScholarAthlete Award Winner...earned two varsity letters each in football and baseball... High School Coach: Chad Williams. YEAR 2006 2007 2008 Career

ST 0 6 5 11

AT 1 4 6 11

TT 1 10 11 22

FOR LOSS SACKS 0-0 0 2-10 2 0-0 0 2-10 2

FR 0 0 0 0

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NICK ATKINSON OFFENSIVE LINE 6-2, 270, R-Fr. Kokomo, Ind. (Western) 2008: Did not see varsity action during his initial season with the Bulldogs...Personal: Undecided major...born 8/25/89...son of Scott Atkinson...High School: Three-year starter as an offensive lineman at Western High School...two-year team captain... two-year HM all-conference performer...helped high school squad to a 9-4 record and a sectional championship in 2007...Academic All-State as a senior...earned three varsity football letters..High School Coach: Alix Engle.

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CALVIN BLAIR QUARTERBACK 6-2, 210, R-Fr. Grand Rapids, Mich. (East Grand Rapids) 2008: Did not see varsity action for the Bulldogs...named to the Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll...Personal: Marketing major...born 4/12/90...son of Brad and Sherry Blair...High School: Two-year starting quarterback at East Grand Rapids High School...helped lead high school team to back-to-back Michigan Division 3 state championships...HM all-state...team captain as a senior...earned all-conference and all-area recognition...passed for 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2007... helped high school basketball team to a state runner-up finish...earned two varsity letters each in football and basketball...High School Coach: Peter Stuursma.

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CHRIS BURNS DEFENSIVE BACK 5-9, 190, R-Fr. Aurora, Ill. (Waubonsee Valley) 2008: Did not see varsity action in his initial season at Butler...Personal: Marketing major...born 1/16/90...son of George and Marci Burns...High School: All-Conference defensive back at Waubonsee Valley High School...honorable mention all-city performer as a senior...earned two varsity football letters...High School Coach: Paul Murphy.

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TAYLOR CLARKSON DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-2, 265, R-Fr. Fortville, Ind. (Mt. Vernon) 2008: Did not see varsity action in his initial season with the Bulldogs...earned Butler’s Special Teams “Unsung Hero” Award...Personal: ? major...born ?...son of Ken and Andrea Clarkson...High School: All-State offensive lineman at Mt. Vernon High School...HM all-state defensive tackle...selected to play in the North-South All-Star Football Game...named a Region 8 All-Star as a senior...three-sport athlete in high school...High School Coach: Doug Peacock.

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ANDREW COTTRELL LINEBACKER 5-11, 215, R-So. West Chester, Ohio (Lakota West/Grand Valley St.) 2008: Sat out the season after transferring from Grand Valley State...co-recipient of Butler’s Defensive “Unsung Hero” Award (scout team Player of the Year)...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...Personal: Business major...born 4/28/89...son of Rick and Libby Cottrell...High School: All-conference linebacker at Lakota West High School...team captain and all-city player as a senior..recorded 70 tackles, including 14 tackles for loss, in final season...set a school record for longest run from scrimmage (90 yards)...two-time Academic All-Conference performer...earned two varsity football letters...High School Coach: Larry Cox.

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STEVEN DEPOSITAR EPOSIT EPOSITAR RUNNING BACK 5-10, 190, R-Fr. Mishawaka, Ind. (Penn) 2008: Didn’t see varsity action in his first season with the Bulldogs...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...Personal: Exploratory major...born 8/5/89...son of Steve and Shelly Depositar...High School: All-State running back at Penn High School...rushed for 1,216 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior for 12-1 team... had four receiving touchdowns...all-conference and all-area player...Academic All-State...all-conference in baseball...earned three letters each in football and baseball...High School Coach: Cory Yeoman.

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JOSH DORFMAN OFFENSIVE LINE 6-1, 260, R-So. Durham, N.C. (C. E. Jordan) 2008: Did not see varsity action...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...2007: Did not see varsity action in his initial season with the Bulldogs...Personal: Business major...born 4/5/89...son of Jay and Heide Dorfman...High School: Two-year starting center at C. E. Jordan High School...team captain...named All-Conference and All-Area as a senior...chosen high school squad’s Most Valuable Offensive Lineman in 2006...set a school record for the highest single season blocking percentage... helped lead high school squad to a 30-5 record and two conference titles in three season...earned three varsity football letters...High School Coach: Mike Briggs.

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MATT FARRELL WIDE RECEIVER 5-10, 180, R-Fr. St. Louis, Mo. (Lindbergh) 2008: Didn’t see varsity action in his first season with the Bulldogs...Personal: Economics major...born 11/12/89...son of Dan and Monica Farrell...High School: Two-way starter as a wide receiver and defensive back at Lindbergh High School... earned all-conference recognition on both offense and defense...team captain...had 380 receiving yards and seven touchdowns as a senior...earned two varsity letters each in football and baseball...High School Coach: Tom Beauchamp.

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MATTHEW FOOR DEFENSIVE BACK 5-11, 205, R-Fr. West Chester, Ohio (Lakota West) 2008: Did not see varsity action in first season with the Bulldogs...Personal: Business major...born 1/25/90...son of Mick and Karen Foor...High School: Three-year starter as a defensive back at Lakota West High School...team captain as a senior...second team all-conference and HM all-city as a junior...had 69.5 tackles in 2006...missed most of senior season due to illness...three-year academic all-conference player... earned three varsity football letters...High School Coach: Larry Cox.

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ARTIS HAILEY III RUNNING BACK 6-0, 205, R-Fr. Hammond, Ind. (Hammond) 2008: Didn’t see varsity action in his first season with the Bulldogs...earned Butler’s Offensive “Unsung Hero” Award (Scout Team Player of the Year)...Personal: Computer engineering major...born 7/20/89...son of Pauline Reese...High School: Three-sport athlete at Hammond High School...all-conference running back...HM all-area...team captain and Most Improved Player...helped Hammond to a conference title in 2007...earned three varsity letters each in football and basketball and two in baseball...High School Coach: Robert Robinson.

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TAYLOR HARRIS DEFENSIVE TACKLE T 6-5, 290, R-So. Logansport, Ind. (Logansport) 2008: Did not see varsity action...2007: Did not see varsity action in his first season at Butler...Personal: Business major...born 3/1/89...son of Devon and Brenda Harris...High School: Two-year starting defensive tackle at Logansport High School...earned all-conference honors as a senior...recorded 63 tackles and five quarterback sacks over two seasons...helped Logansport to a two-year record of 20-3 and a pair of conference titles...Scholar-Athlete award recipient...earned two football letters...High School Coach: Raymond Kramer.

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ROB HOBSON OFFENSIVE LINE 6-4, 280, R-So. Arcadia, Ind. (Sheridan) 2008: Saw action in three games...2007: Did not see varsity action in his initial season at Butler...Personal: Video Production major...born 4/16/89...son of Jerry and Anita Hobson...High School: Two-time All-State offensive lineman at Sheridan High School...helped lead Sheridan to a two-year record of 28-2 and back-to-back state championships, 2005-06...two-time all-conference and all-area performer... chosen to play in the Indiana North-South All-Star Game...played on football teams that had a three-year, 39-4 record...earned three varsity football letters...varsity award winner in basketball and baseball...High School Coach: Larry “Bud” Wright.

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ANDREW HUCK QUARTERBACK 6-2, 190, So. Bloomington, Ind. (Bloomington North) 2008: Played in five games...rushed for 55 yards on five carries...had a 39-yard run for a touchdown against Campbell...attempted one pass...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...Personal: Biology major...born 3/27/90...son of Chad Huck and Patty Henderson...High School: Honorable mention all-state quarterback at Bloomington North High School...team captain and MVP...first team all-conference in 2007...passed for 2,071 yards and 18 touchdowns during prep career...set a school single game passing record with 350 yards against Bloomington South...earned three varsity football letters...High School Coach: Scott Bless.

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ROBERT KOTEFF LINEBACKER 6-0, 220, So. Lexington, Ky. (Paul L. Dunbar) 2008: Saw action in five games...had four tackles, including three solo stops...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...Personal: Accounting major...born 2/13/90...son of Walter and Darby Koteff...High School: Kentucky All-Star at Paul L. Dunbar High School...named team captain, Defensive MVP and Best Linebacker in 2007... selected team’s Outstanding Junior Defensive Player in 2006...first team all-city performer as a senior...recorded 224 tackles, including 21 tackles for loss, in final two seasons...earned three football letters...High School Coach: David Hensley. 13

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WILLIAM LAMAR LINEBACKER 5-10, 195, R-Fr. Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park-River Forest) 2008: Did not see varsity action in his initial season at Butler...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...Personal: Engineering & Economics major...born 7/5/90... son of Gail Perry and Jerry Lamar...High School: Two-year starter as a linebacker and tailback at Oak Park-River Forest High School...earned all-conference honors as a senior...received team’s Defensive Back of the Year Award...Academic AllConference performer...earned two varsity football letters...High School Coach: Jim Nudera.

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JEFF LARSEN WIDE RECEIVER 6-2, 190, R-So. Chicago, Ill. (Notre Dame) 2008: Did play in any games...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...2007: Did not see varsity action...named to the Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll...Personal: Business major...born 8/11/89...son of Jeff and Laurie Larsen... High School: Two-year starter at Notre Dame High School...passed for 1,005 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for 350 yards and four TDs as a senior... two-year team captain...received team’s 2006 Outstanding Offensive Back Award... named the team’s Most Improved Player in 2005...IHSA Scholar-Athlete...earned two varsity football letters...High School Coach: Mike Hennessey.

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JOSH LEMBKE DEFENSIVE END 6-2, 215, R-Fr. Orland Park, Ill. (Providence Catholic) 2008: Did not see varsity action in his first year at Butler...named to the Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll...Personal: Engineering major...born 9/17/89...son of Mike and Judy Lembke...High School: Two-year starter at Providence Catholic High School...helped high school team to the state semifinals in 2006 and the state quarterfinals in 2007...recorded 28 tackles as a senior...had four career quarterback sacks...set team weightlifting records for Bench & Power Clean and vertical jump...earned three varsity football letters...High School Coach: Mark Coglianese.

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T. J. LUKASIK DEFENSIVE BACK 5-8, 180, R-Fr. Lowell, Ind. (Lowell) 2008: Did not see varsity action in his first season with the Bulldogs...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...Personal: Education major...born 5/25/90...son of Tim and Donna Lukasik...High School: All-State defensive back at Lowell High School...two-year all-conference and all-area performer...named a Region 1 All-Star in 2007...selected to play for the North team in the IFCA North-South All-Star Game...had 78 tackles and five pass interceptions as a senior...72 tackles and six interceptions in 2006...had nearly 900 yards as a punt and kick return specialist in two seaons...helped high school squad to a state title in 2005 and a state runner-up finish in 2007...earned three-varsity football letters...High School Coach: Kirk Kennedy.

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RYAN MYERS OFFENSIVE LINE 6-2, 285, R-Fr. Fort Wayne, Ind. (Bishop Dwenger) 2008: Did not see varsity action...Personal: Finance/Accounting major...born 1/3/89...son of Mark and Julia Myers...High School: Four-sport athlete at Bishop Dwenger High School...first team all-conference offensive lineman...helped lead high school team to back-to-back conference championships and a pair of regional titles...earned three varsity football letters...received varsity letters in track, rugby and wrestling...High School Coach: Chris Svarczkopf.

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BOB OLSZEWSKI LINEBACKER 6-1, 210, R-So. LaGrange, Ill. (Lyons Township) 2008: Saw action in one game...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll...2007: Did not see varsity action in his first season at Butler...named to the Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll...Personal: Criminology major...born 10/18/88... son of Bob and Robin Olszewski...High School: All-conference linebacker at Lyons Township High School...team captain and All-Area performer as a senior... had 87 tackles, including eight quarterback sacks, in 2006...member of 9-0 Lyons Township squad in 2004...named Academic All-Conference...earned two varsity football letters...High School Coach: Jack Derning.

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ANDREW PRATT DEFENSIVE BACK 5-10, 180, R-So. Ridge Farm, Ill. (Georgetown-Ridge Farm) 2008: Did not see varsity action...2007: Did not see varsity action...named a 2007 Josten’s Scholar-Athlete...Personal: Business major...born 10/23/88...son of Kimberly Pratt...High School: All-conference quarterback at Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School...team captain as a senior...helped lead high school squad to a 9-3 record in 2006...earned all-conference honors in track...High School Coach: Jason Baccadutre.

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CHARLIE SCHMELZER TIGHT END 6-7, 245, R-Fr. Bloomington, Ill. (Bloomington) 2008: Saw action in one game...named to the Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll...Personal: Recording Industry Studies major...born 10/30/89...son of Rigo and Linda Schmelzer...High School: All-conference tight end at Bloomington High School...team’s leading receiver as a senior...earned squad’s Most Improved Offensive Player Award...IHSA Scholar-Athlete...earned two varsity letters each in football and basketball...High School Coach: Rigo Schmelzer.

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TYLER SKAGGS DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-2, 240, Sr. Winona Lake, Ind. (Warsaw) 2008: Played in one game...2007: Played in Butler’s first two games...2006: Did not see varsity action in his first season at Butler...Personal: Psychology major... born 8/24/87...son of Tom and Shari Skaggs...High School: Two-year starter at Warsaw High School...four-time team Player of the Week...Scholar-Athlete Award recipient...basketball and rugby letterwinner...helped rugby team to semi-state in 2006...earned two varsity football letters...High School Coach: Troy Akers.

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CARTER WALLEY TIGHT END 6-3, 245, R-Fr. Peru, Ind. (Rochester) 2007: Did not see varsity action in his first season with the Bulldogs...Personal: Actuarial Science major...born 10/3/89...son of Jill Stewart-Walley and Chris Walley...High School: All-State tight end at Rochester High School...two-year team captain...first team all-conference as a senior...HM all-conference as a junior... Junior All-State punter...helped high school squad to a pair of conference titles... HM all-conference performer in basketball...earned three varsity football letters... High School Coach: Mark Miller.

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MICHAEL WILSON PLACEKICKER 6-0, 175, R-Fr. Grand Rapids, Mich. (East Grand Rapids) 2008: Joined the Bulldogs during spring practice...transfer from the U. S. Naval Academy...Personal: Economics major...born 1/18/90...son of Craig and Laurie Wilson...High School: Three-year All-Conference and All-Area placekicker at East Grand Rapids High School...helped high school squad to back-to-back state championships in 2005 and 2006...named to the 2007 Dream Team...set a Michigan state high school record for most PATs (179)...averaged 41.0 yards as a punter in 2007...honor student...High School Coach: Peter Stuursma.

2009 Bulldogs Newcomers JIMMY APKE, DE, 6-5, 205, Fr., Mason, Ohio (Mason)...Team captain as a senior at Mason High School...earned two varsity football letters...High School Coach: Dave Sedmak. MATT BENSON, RB, 6-2, 215, Fr., Traverse City, Mich. (St. Francis)...AllConference tight end at Travers City St. Francis High School...has 22 receptions for 501 yards and 10 touchdowns...earned nine varsity letters in three sports... three-year team captain and All-State performer on high school rugby team...High School Coach: Josh Sellers/Greg Vaughan. KEVIN CREDILLE, CB, 6-0, 185, Fr., Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton-Warrenville South)...Missed most of senior season with injury...helped football team to a 13-1 record, a conference championship and a state runner-up finish in 2007...two-year Academic All-Conference in both football and track...two-year state qualifier in track...ran a 10.9 in the 100 and 22.54 in the 200...track Athlete of the Year...High School Coach: Ron Muhitch. JACK CURATOLO, OL, 6-1, 280, Fr., Clarendon Hills, Ill. (Hinsdale Central)... Second team All-State performer in 2008...All-Area lineman...helped Hinsdale Central to a 12-2 record and a state runner-up finish in 2008...received team’s Bill Huskisson Award for Offensive Linemen as a senior...High School Coach: Mike DiMatteo. MATT DALY DALY, DB, 5-10, 185, Fr., Centerville, Ohio (Centerville)...First team All-Conference performer...honorable mention All-Southwest Ohio...scored nine touchdowns as a senior, including a school-record four against Fairmont...had 1,275 all-purpose yards in final season...helped high school team to conference championships in 2006 and 2007 and a pair of state playoff berths...earned three football letters...four-year letterwinner in track...High School Coach: Ron Ullery. JOHN FARNEY FARNEY, WR, 6-2, 175, Fr., Rochester, Mich. (Brother Rice)...Three-year football letterwinner as a wide receiver at Brother Rice High School...averaged 12 yards per catch on 30 receptions as a senior...helped high school squad to a 25-9 record and two Catholic League championships over three seasons...All-League sprinter on high school track squad...earned four varsity letters in track and one in basketball...High School Coach: Al Fracassa. TYLOR FOSTER, LB, 6-1, 215, Fr., Schererville, Ind. (Lake Central)...Earned three varsity football letters at Lake Central High School...team captain as a senior... played linebacker, fullback and tight end...earned first team Academic All-State recognition...High School Coach: Bill Melby. SEAN GRADY GRADY, DB, 5-10, 180, Fr., Geneva, Ill. (Geneva)...Two-year all-conference defensive back at Geneva High School...team captain as a senior...recorded 94 tackles and three pass interceptions...helped high school squad to a 24-2 record, a pair of conference championships and a state runner-up finish over two seasons... earned two varsity letters each in football, basketball and baseball...High School Coach: Rob Wicinski. DAN HABER, DB, 6-0, 175, Fr., Calabasas, Calif. (Chaminade Prep)...Four-year Scholar-Athlete Award winner...recorded 32 tackles and eight pass breakups as a senior...earned varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball and volleyball... baseball team captain...High School Coach: Anthony Harris.

SCOTT HARVEY, Y, WR, 6-3, 190, Fr., Carmel, Ind. (Westfield)...Starting quarterback Y at Westfield High School...set a single season record for passing yards with 1,683 in 2008...had 15 passing touchdowns and five rushing TDs as a senior...Westfield Male Athlete of the Year in 2008-09...IHSAA Student-Athlete Role Model nominee... team captain...earned All-Conference and Academic All-State recognition...helped Westfield to a 10-3 record and a sectional championship in 2007...all-conference performer on high school’s golf team...three-year letterwinner in both football and golf...High School Coach: Bo Belden. BEN JONES, TE, 6-3, 205, Fr., Indianapolis, Ind. (Southport)...Three-year varsity football letterwinner at Southport High School...earned All-County recognition as a tight end/wide receiver...had 13 catches for 190 yards and three touchdowns as a senior...helped high school squad to a 9-2 record and a conference championship in 2008...earned three varsity letters as a member of the high school track squad... High School Coach: Bill Peebles. TOM JUDGE, QB, 6-2, 190, Fr., Elmhurst, Ill. (York Y )...All-Conference quarterback York at York High School...finished second on the school’s single season and career lists for passing yards...team captain and MVP...helped lead York to an 8-3 record and a conference championship in 2007...earned all-confrence honors as a guard on high school’s basketball team...earned two varsity letters each in football, basketball and baseball...High School Coach: Bill Lech. STEPHAN KEMP KEMP, DT, 6-1, 250, Fr., Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (Detroit Country Day)... Two-year All-Area performer at Detroit Country Day School...helped high school team to a 22-6 record and two trips to the state finals in his final two seasons... played on an offensive line that allowed just one quarterback sack...earned Senior Leader and Scholar-Athlete awards...received three varsity letters in football and two in lacrosse...High School Coach: Dan MacLean. JOE KING, DT, 6-3, 240, Fr., Martinsville, Ind. (Roncalli)...Starter as both a defensive lineman and as a tight end at Roncalli High School...recorded 33 tackles, including three quarterback sacks as a senior...High School Coach: Bruce Scifres. BOBBY McDONALD, DB, 6-0, 190, Fr., Orland Park, Ill. (Providence Catholic)... Earned three varsity letters as a defensive back and tailback at Providence Catholic High School...special mention All-Area performer in 2008...finished third on the team in tackles with 79 as a senior...had a team-high five touchdowns as a junior... helped high school team to the state semifinals in 2006 and 2008 and the state quarterfinals in 2007...two-year member of the high school track squad...High School Coach: Mark Coglianese. RYAN MURACH, K/P, 6-1, 200, Fr., Fox River Grove, Ill. (Barrington)...AllConference placekicker/punter at Barrington High School...earned special mention All-Area recognition as a senior...set school records for most field goals (13) and most extra points (42)...averaged better than 40 yards per punt...helped Barrington to the Elite 8 of the state playoffs in 2006 and 2008...earned four varsity football letters...High School Coach: Joe Sanchez. THOMAS O’GRADY O’GRADY, WR, 6-0, 185, Fr., Park Ridge, Ill. (Maine South)...Wide receiver at unbeaten (14-0) state champ Maine South High School in 2008...helped high school squad to a conference championship and a 10-2 record in 2007...earned Academic All-Conference recognition...High School Coach: David Inserra.

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2009 Bulldogs ALEX LEX PERRITT PERRITT, LB, 6-1, 215, Fr., Whiteland, Ind. (Whiteland)...Honorable mention All-State performer at Whitland High School...helped high school team to an 11-1 record and a conference championship as a senior...earned All-Conference and All-Metro South honors...named an All-Conference Scholar...recorded 84 tackles, had five pass interceptions and scored two defensive touchdowns as a senior... conference champ in the 100 meter dash...High School Coach: Darrin Fisher. DOUG PETTY PETTY, OL, 6-4, 220, Fr., Indianapolis, Ind. (Southport)...Third team AllState offensive lineman...earned Academic All-State honors...All-Conference and honorable mention All-County as a senior...team captain and Southport Lineman of the Year in 2008...helped Southport to a 9-2 record, a conference championship and a fourth place finish in state as a senior...earned three varsity letters in football and one in track...High School Coach: Bill Peebles. JORDAN RIDLEY RIDLEY, LB, 5-11, 230, Fr., Indianapolis, Ind. (Lawrence Central)...Alltime leading tackler (360) at Lawrence Central High School...recorded 153 tackles as a senior, including 20 tackles for loss...All-Conference and All-County performer as a senior...named to the IFCA Top 50 All-State Team...Region 7 All-Star...selected to play in the North/South All-Star Game...two-time team captain...four-year ScholarAthlete...four-year football letterwinner...High School Coach: Jayson West. MIKE ROSE, FS, 6-2, 190, Fr., Canton, Mich. (Plymouth)...All-Conference safety at Plymouth High School...helped high school squad to a Division championship as a senior...earned All-Conference honors on high school baseball squad...High School Coach: Mike Sawchuk. LUCAS RUSKE, QB, 6-1, 190, Fr., Wilmette, Ill. (Loyola Academy)...All-Conference and All-Area quarterback at Loyola Academy...named MVP of the Chicago Prep Bowl after leading Loyola to the championship...helped high school squad to an 11-3 record and the state playoffs in 2008...compiled 2,480 yards in total offense (1,436 passing/1,044 rushing) as a senior...first quarterback in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards...had 13 rushing touchdown and 15 passing TDs...Academic All-State and Scholar-Athlete award recipient...High School Coach: John Holecek. NICK SCHIRMANN, OL, 6-2, 250, Fr., Cincinnati, Ohio (Anderson)...All-State offensive lineman...helped lead Anderson to a 13-2 record and a state championship in 2007 and a 12-3 mark and a state runner-up finish in 2008...two-year team captain...two-year All-Conference, All-City and All-District performer...received Anthony Munoz Foundation DII Offensive Lineman of the Year Award as a senior... earned three varsity football letters...High School Coach: Jeff Giesting. ANDY SCHUBERT SCHUBERT, DT, 6-3, 250, Fr., New Albany, Ohio (New Albany)...Three-year letterwinner at New Albany High School...second team All-Conference in 2007... team captain as a senior...played on teams that posted a 22-12 record over three seasons...helped high school squad to a regional championship and the State Final Four in 2006...earned OHSAA Courage Award in 2008...earned three varsity football letters...High School Coach: Mark Mueller. PAUL SCIORTINO, OL, 6-1, 250, Fr., Wilmette, Ill. (Loyola Academy)...Two-year starting offensive lineman...team captain and second team All-Chicago Catholic League Blue in 2008...helped high school team to an 11-3 record, a Chicago Prep Bowl championship and the state playoffs as a senior...played on 9-4 state playoff squad in 2007...started final 27 games of prep career...All-Conference performer on high school baseball squad...earned two varsity letters each in football and baseball...High School Coach: John Holecek.

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BRENDAN SHANNON, WR, 5-11, 185, Fr., Lombard, Ill. (Montini Catholic)... All-Conference wide receiver at Montini Catholic High School...team captain as a senior...helped high schools squad to a conference title and the state quarterfinals in 2008...tied the second-highest single game reception total in school history with 11 catches against Sacred Heart in 2008...High School Coach: Chris Andriano. ANDREW STANLEY STANLEY, DT, 6-0, 250, Fr., Mishawaka, Ind. (Penn)...All-State defensive tackle at Penn High School...earned first team All-Conference and AllArea recognition...led his high school squad in quarterback sacks...helped lead Pen to a 22-5 record over his final two varsity seasons...earned three varsity football letters...High School Coach: Cory Yeoman. MATT STOREY STOREY, OL, 6-3, 275, Fr., St. Louis, Mo. (St. Louis University)...Second team All-State offensive lineman at St. Louis University High School...two-year All-Conference performer...team captain...All-State, team MVP and Forward of the Year on high school Rugby team...member of the high school wrestling squad... High School Coach: Gary Kornfeld. JACE TENNANT TENNANT, DE, 6-1, 215, Fr., Champaign, Ill. (Central)...Two-way starter at defensive end and offensive guard at Champaign Central High School...earned first team All-Conference honors on defense and second team All-Conference recognition on offense...two-year All-Area pick...team captain in 2008...had 56 tackles as a senior...Scholar-Athlete Award winner...helped high school squad to the state playoffs in 2007 and 2008...High School Coach: Dave Jacobs. DAVID THOMAS, RB, 5-9, 180, Fr., Winnetka, Ill. (North Shore Country Day)... Two-year All-Conference running back at North Shore Country Day School...had nearly 1,200 rushing/receiving yards as a senior...scored 10 touchdowns in final high school season...two-year All-Conference performer on high school track team... earned three varsity letters in basketball and two each in football and track...High School Coach: Jim Deuble. BRETT THOMASTON, K/P, 6-4, 185, Fr., Frankfort, Ill. (Lincoln-Way East)...Twoyear All-Conference placekicker at Lincoln-Way East High School...prep squad’s Special Teams Player of the Year in 2008...helped high school squad to an 18-5 record over his final two seasons...kicked a school-record, 51-yard field goal as a senior, breaking his own record of 50 yards...hit on 13 of 20 field goal attempts in final two seasons...set school records for most PATs (9) and most field goals (3) in a game...High School Coach: Rob Zvonar. JEFF URCH, TE, 6-4, 225, Fr., Avon, Ind. (Avon)...All-County tight end at Avon High School...earned All-Area recognition...team captain as a senior...helped lead Avon to a 9-3 record in 2008...earned three varsity letters in football and one in basketball...High School Coach: Dave Shelbourne. BRADLEY VOLTZ, LB, 6-3, 208, Fr., Fortville, Ind. (Mt. Vernon)...Named Hancock County Defensive Player of the Year as a senior at Mt. Vernon High School...Indy East Player of the Year...team’s Offensive and Defensive MVP...team captain and All-Conference performer...named to the All-State Junior Team...compiled 380 career tackles, second-most in school history...received the Larry Bird Character Award...named Academic All-State...earned three varsity letters in football and four in basketball...High School Coach: Doug Peacock. RYAN WEBB, TE, 6-2, 225, Fr., Batavia, Ill. (Batavia)...All-Conference and All-Area performer at Batavia High School...team captain as a senior...helped high school squad to a 12-2 record and a state runner-up finish in 2006...All-Conference hurdler on high school track squad...earned four varsity letters each in football and track... High School Coach: Mike Gaspari.

Football Support Services Sports Medicine Butler student-athletes have access to a comprehensive sports medicine program that focuses on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic-related injuries. Under the supervision of a staff of certified athletic trainers, Butler’s athletes are served by an extensive team of physicians and health care professionals. The Bulldogs’ training room is located on the west end of Hinkle Fieldhouse. Renovation in the summer Ryan Galloy of 1998 allowed the training room to be divided into Head Athletic Trainer dedicated areas for rehabilitation/injury management and athlete preparation. Butler’s athletic training staff provides care for Butler studentathletes at practices and games, while also maintaining daily hours for treatment and rehabilitation. The staff also works to educate Butler’s student-athletes in the areas of injury prevention, nutrition and various wellness issues. Butler’s sports medicine program utilizes the extensive medical community in Indianapolis, which boasts one of the largest and most knowledgeable groups of sports medicine professionals in the nation. Butler student-athletes have access in Indianapolis to world-renowned medical facilities, as well as many of the leading physicians in the world of sports medicine.

Strength & Conditioning Butler athletes benefit from an extensive strength and conditioning program under the direction of a full-time strength and conditioning coordinator. The purpose of Butler’s strength training program is twofold. One is to reduce the risk of injury and the second is to increase performance potential. By increasing the strength of each athlete’s muscles, bones and connective tissues, the chance of incurring an injury while performing lessens. The increase in functional strength is also an important step toward Butler athletes realizing their athletic potential. The strength and conditioning program stresses flexibility, agility, jumping skills, speed and reaction time, as well as strength. The program utilizes free weights, strength machinery, manual resistance and additional innovative techniques to help maximize the chance for Butler athletes to succeed. The center of Butler’s strength and conditioning program is the 4,000-square foot weight training room located in Hinkle Fieldhouse. The weight room, which features an entire outside wall of glass, is stocked with free weights, weight machines, stationary bikes, stairmasters, and related apparatus, and allows Butler athletes to train in an open and comfortable environment.

Academic Support/Student Development Balancing the demands of NCAA Division I athletics with the responsibilities of a rigorous academic schedule is one of the biggest challenges facing collegiate student-athletes. To help ease that challenge Butler provides a dedicated academic support system. The Athletic Academic Support Offices are located in Hinkle Fieldhouse, where the staff is available to assist student-athletes in solving academic and nonacademic problems. Butler offers its student-athletes academic and career counseling, guidance in study skills and time management, and academic tutoring. The academic staff monitors each student-athlete’s progress toward Butler’s degree requirements. Support services for student-athletes are provided on a by-need or by-student/coach request basis. Butler teams and student-athletes have won numerous league and national academic awards. The football team had six players named to the Pioneer Football League Academic All-League team in 2008.

Support Staff

Mike Freeman Associate A.D. for External Operations

Jim Peal Strength/Conditioning Coordinator

Chris Tinkey Football Athletic Trainer

John Harding Equipment Manager

Jim McGrath Associate A.D. for Communication

Lester Burris Student Video Coordinator

Sonya Hopkins Assistant A.D./Student Development

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Butler Bowl

The Butler Bowl, home to Butler football for eight decades, received a major face-lift for the 2005 season. Located on the northeast side of Butler’s campus just east of storied Hinkle Fieldhouse, the Butler Bowl was renovated as part of a project to build new student housing along the east side of the stadium. The project began during the summer of 2005 with the removal of the Hilton U. Brown Theatre, located in the south end zone, and the demolition of the east stands. A new field turf surface replaced the former grass field and a new scoreboard was added to the south end zone. The field itself was raised by nearly eight feet and moved slightly to the south. The future plans for the Butler Bowl include additional permanent seating on the west (home) side of the stadium and portable temporary seating on the east (visitor’s) side. A design has been submitted for a new pressbox building, which would include public restrooms and a concession stand. The plan also has a provision for adding lights to the field. The original Butler Bowl was designed as part of a massive project developed to give Butler University one of the finest athletic plants in the nation. Construction on the Bowl was completed in time for the start of the 1928 football season, and Butler inaugurated the stadium by defeating Franklin, 55-0. The Bowl opened with seating for 36,000 spectators. The first major change to the Bowl came in 1955, when the Hilton U. Brown Theatre was constructed in the south end zone. The huge outdoor theater replaced 16,000 seats and gave Butler one of the premier open-air stage facilities in the Midwest. For years, the Hilton U. Brown Theatre served as the summer home for Starlight Musicals, which brought the best in off-Broadway performances to Indianapolis. The Bulldogs have compiled a 250-139-11 record in 80 seasons in the Butler Bowl.

The Butler Bowl currently has permanent seating for 2,500 fans, plus additional lawn seating. Future plans for the stadium include permanent seating for 6,000 fans.

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Butler Athletics

Nike is the official provider of apparel, footwear and equipment for Butler athletics.

Butler was ranked as one of the “Top 50” men’s basketball programs since 1984-85 by ESPN in the summer of 2008. The Bulldogs have posted an 85-17 record and three NCAA Tournament appearances in the last three years.

Eighteen of Butler’s 19 intercollegiate teams compete in the Horizon League, along with Cleveland State, Detroit, UIC, Loyola, UWGreen Bay, UW-Milwaukee, Valparaiso, Wright State and Youngstown State. The Butler football program is affiliated with the Pioneer Football League, which includes Campbell, Dayton, Drake, San Diego, Valparaiso, Davidson, Morehead State and Jacksonville. All of Butler’s teams compete at the NCAA Division I level. It was clear from the earliest days that athletics was destined to play a major role in shaping Butler University. When the school moved to its current Fairview Campus location in the 1920’s, two of the first structures completed were a 15,000seat fieldhouse and a 36,000-seat football stadium. The fieldhouse, which was the largest of its kind when it was completed in 1928, is now a historical landmark. The Butler Fieldhouse, renamed Hinkle Fieldhouse in 1966, came to symbolize not only Butler athletics, but also “Hoosier Hysteria” in Indiana. The building became the combined home of Butler basketball and the Indiana High School State Tournament. The legends of Indiana basketball, from Oscar Robertson to George McGinnis to Larry Bird, all played in the Fieldhouse at one time or another. The football stadium, named the Butler Bowl, was down-sized from 36,000 seats to a 20,000-seat stadium in the mid-1950’s, and then underwent another

major overhaul, including the addition of a new Pro Grass surface, in the summer of 2005. Currently, the Butler Bowl is home to Butler’s football and soccer teams. While Hinkle Fieldhouse provided a nationally acclaimed setting for Butler athletics, it was Paul D. “Tony” Hinkle who brought national recognition to the school as a coach and athletic administrator. He came to Butler in 1921 and remained with the University until his death in 1992. Hinkle served as a teacher, coach and athletic administrator for nearly half a century, and he compiled more than 1,000 victories as coach of Butler’s football, basketball and baseball teams. He made a particular impact on Butler’s basketball program, winning 560 games from 1926 to 1970. Hinkle is enshrined in the James Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. The Bulldogs have carried on the winning tradition set forth by Hinkle. In the past decade, Butler teams have captured 41 conference championships. The Bulldogs have made appearances in NCAA National Championships in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, lacrosse, men’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and baseball. Butler captured the James J. McCafferty trophy, awarded annually by the Horizon League for all-sports excellence based on conference championship points, in six of the last 14 seasons.

Barry Collier, former men’s basketball coach at Nebraska and Butler, was named director of athletics at Butler in August of 2006. The appointment returned Collier to his alma mater. Collier began his head coaching career at Butler in 1989. In 11 seasons, he guided the Bulldogs to a 196-132 record, including a school-record five 20-win seasons. He led Butler to five league regular season and tournament championships, three NCAA Tournament bids and two trips to the NIT. He was named league Coach of the Year four times. Collier was a two-year basketball letterwinner at Butler, 1974-76. He was a team captain, all-league performer and co-MVP in 1975-76, and he was inducted into Butler’s Athletic Hall of Fame in the summer of 2006. He earned a B.A. degree from Butler in 1976 and a Master’s Degree from Indiana State in 1977.

Butler’s Lauren Showers became just the second player in Horizon League history to be named to the women’s golf All-League team for four consecutive years.

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2009 Butler Roster Numerical Roster/ Pronunciation Guide 1 2 3 4-D 4-O 5 6 7-O 7-D 8 9-O 9-D 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18-D 18-O 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30-D 30-O 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 45

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Jordan Koopman Jacob Fritz Lucas Ruske (Russ-KEE) Matt Foor John Farney Spencer Summerville Logan Sullivan Jeff Larsen Kevin Credille (Crah-DELL) Ryan Hitchcock Tom Judge Andy Dauch (DOWK) Andrew Huck Zach Watkins Matt Kobli (COE-blee) Brian Adika (Ah-DIK-ah) Nick Caldicott (KAL-dah-cott) Andrew Cottrell Mark Giacomantonio (JOK-ah-mon-TOE-nee-oh) Matt Farrell T. J. Lukasik (Loo-CAY-sik) Calvin Blair Chris Burns Michael Wilson Ricky Trujillo (Troo-HE-oh) Scott Gray David Thomas Andrew Pratt Jack McKenna Mike Rose Sean Grady Tadd Dombart Dan Haber Bobby McDonald Ryan Murach (Mure-ATCH) Derek Bradford Artis Hailey William Bork Thorn Murphy David Lang Steven Depositar Derek Guggenberger (GOOG-in-BURG-ur) Bradley Voltz Brett Thomaston Matt Benson Jimmy Apke (App-KEE) Tylor Foster Alex Perritt Nick Comotto

NO. 13 41 63 40 18-O

NAME Brian Adika*** Jimmy Apke Nick Atkinson Matt Benson Calvin Blair

POS. LB DE OL RB QB

HT. 5-8 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-2

WT. 200 205 270 215 210

YR. Sr. Fr. R-Fr. Fr. R-Fr.

HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL Dayton, Ohio/Fairmont Mason, Ohio/Mason Kokomo, Ind./Western Traverse City, Mich./St. Francis Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids

89 33 31 19 14

Dan Bohrer*** William Bork* Derek Bradford** Chris Burns Nick Caldicott*

WR FB LB DB LB

6-1 6-1 6-2 5-9 6-1

190 225 200 180 220

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

Guilford, Ind./East Central Dyer, Ind./Lake Central Camby, Ind./Mooresville Aurora, Ill./Waubonsee Valley Oak Park, Ill./Fenwick

68 45 46 15 76

Taylor Clarkson Nick Comotto** Rob Cosler* Andrew Cottrell Brian Crable**

DT LB DE LB OL

6-2 6-0 6-1 5-11 6-4

265 210 235 215 250

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

Fortville, Ind./Mt. Vernon St. Charles, Mo./St. Charles West Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park West Chester, Ohio/Lakota W./Grand Valley Loveland, Ohio/Moeller

7-D 58 83 9-D 36

Kevin Credille Jack Curatolo Matt Daly Andy Dauch* Steven Depositar

CB OL DB CB RB

6-0 6-1 5-10 5-10 5-10

185 280 185 180 190

Fr. Fr. Fr. R-So. R-Fr.

Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton-Warrenville South Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central Centerville, Ohio/Centerville Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Lahser Mishawaka, Ind./Penn

28 69 4-O 17 4-D

Tadd Dombart** Josh Dorfman John Farney Matt Farrell Matthew Foor

CB OL WR WR DB

5-10 6-1 6-2 5-10 5-11

185 260 175 180 205

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

Cincinnati, Ohio/Lakota West Durham, N.C./C.E. Jordan Rochester, Mich./Brother Rice St. Louis, Mo./Lindbergh West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West

42 2 16 64 27

Tylor Foster Jacob Fritz** Mark Giacomantonio* Donny Gilmore** Sean Grady

LB CB SS OL CB

6-1 5-10 5-11 6-3 5-10

215 185 190 290 180

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

Schererville, Ind./Lake Central Francesville, Ind./West Central Carmel, Ind./Carmel Westphalia, Ind./North Knox Geneva, Ill./Geneva

22 37 29 32 61

Scott Gray** Derek Guggenberger*** Dan Haber Artis Hailey III Taylor Harris

RB LB CB RB DT

5-8 6-1 6-0 6-0 6-5

190 225 175 205 290

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

Lowell, Ind./Lowell/Ball State Haymarket, Va./Terre Haute North Calabasas, Calif./Chaminade Prep Hammond, Ind./Hammond Logansport, Ind./Logansport

85 86 8 53 10

Scott Harvey Stuart Harvey* Ryan Hitchcock* Rob Hobson Andrew Huck

WR WR RB OL QB

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

190 190 190 280 190

Fr. R-So. R-So. R-So. So.

Carmel, Ind./Westfield Carmel, Ind./Westfield Bedford, Ind./Bedford-North Lawrence Arcadia, Ind./Sheridan Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington North

93 80 9-0 48 99

Grant Hunter* Ben Jones Tom Judge Stephen Kemp Joe King

DE TE QB DT DT

6-3 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-3

235 205 190 250 240

R-So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Liberty Twp., Ohio/Lakota West/Robert Morris Indianapolis, Ind./Southport Elmhurst, Ill./York Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Detroit Country Day Martinsville, Ind./Roncalli

12 1-0 51 54 35

Matt Kobli** Jordan Koopman* Robert Koteff William Lamar David Lang*

QB WR LB LB PK/P

6-3 5-8 6-0 5-10 6-0

220 185 220 195 215

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

Whiting, Ind./Whiting Chula Vista, Calif./Eastlake Lexington, Ky./Paul L. Dunbar Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park-River Forest Lowell, Ind./Lowell

7 70 18-D 72 30-D

Jeff Larsen Josh Lembke T. J. Lukasik Pete Mattingly* Bobby McDonald

WR DL DB OL DB

6-2 6-2 5-8 6-5 6-0

190 215 180 290 190

R-So. R-Fr. R-Fr. So. Fr.

Chicago, Ill./Notre Dame Orland Park, Ill./Providence Catholic Lowell, Ind./Lowell Zionsville, Ind./Cathedral Orland Park, Ill./Providence Catholic

2009 Butler Roster NO. 81 25 30-O 34 79

NAME Eddie McHale** Jack McKenna* Ryan Murach Thorn Murphy* Ryan Myers

POS. WR CB K/P DB OL

HT. 6-2 6-0 6-1 5-11 6-2

WT. 190 180 200 200 285

YR. Jr. R-So. Fr. So. R-Fr.

HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier/Ohio Elmwood Park, Ill./St. Patrick Fox River Grove, Ill./Barrington Columbus, Ind./Columbus North Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Dwenger

88 47 43 67 52

Thomas O’Grady Bob Olszewski Alex Perritt Doug Petty Jeff Poss*

WR LB LB OL DE

6-0 6-1 6-1 6-4 6-2

185 210 215 220 230

Fr. R-So. Fr. Fr. R-So.

Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South LaGrange, Ill./Lyons Township Whiteland, Ind./Whiteland Indianapolis, Ind./Southport Salt Lake City, Utah/Scripps Ranch (Calif.)

24 59 26 3 77

Andrew Pratt Jordan Ridley Mike Rose Lucas Ruske Nick Schirmann

FS LB FS QB OL

5-10 5-11 6-2 6-1 6-2

180 230 190 190 250

R-So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Ridge Farm, Ill./Georgetown-Ridge Farm Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central Canton, Mich./Plymouth Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson

87 74 65 60 84

Charlie Schmelzer Andy Schubert Paul Sciortino Ryan Secrist** Brendan Shannon

TE DT OL OL WR

6-7 6-3 6-0 6-4 5-11

245 250 250 275 185

R-Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr.

Bloomington, Ill./Bloomington New Albany, Ohio/New Albany Willmette, Ill./Loyola Academy Rochester, Ind./Rochester Lombard, Ill./Montini Catholic

97 78 49 56 6

Tyler Skaggs Mike Staniewicz** Andrew Stanley Matt Storey Logan Sullivan*

DT OL DT OL SS

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

240 290 250 275 195

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

Winona Lake, Ind./Warsaw Hebron, Ind./Lowell Granger, Ind./Penn St.Louis, Mo./St. Louis University H.S. Winston-Salem, N.C./Horizon (Ariz.)

5 57 55 23 90

Spencer Summerville*** Ross Teare* Jace Tennant David Thomas Larry Thomas*

SS DT DE RB DT

5-8 6-1 6-1 5-9 5-10

205 290 215 180 250

Sr. So. Fr. Fr. So.

Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor Sammamish, Wash./Eastlake Champaign, Ill./Central Chicago, Ill./North Shore Country Day West Chester, Ohio/St. Xavier

39 21 82 38 94

Brett Thomaston Ricky Trujillo*** Jeff Urch Bradley Voltz Carter Walley

K/P RB TE LB TE

6-4 5-9 6-4 6-3 6-3

185 195 225 208 245

Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. R-Fr.

Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East Dallas, Texas/Denton Ryan Avon, Ind./Avon Fortville, Ind./Mt. Vernon Peru, Ind./Rochester

11 96 20 50

Zach Watkins* Ryan Webb Michael Wilson Peter Xander**

WR TE PK DT

6-2 6-2 6-0 5-9

205 225 175 260

So. Fr. R-Fr. Sr.

Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius Batavia, Ill./Batavia Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids Westerville, Ohio/Westerville North

*—Varsity letters earned. O--Number on offense. D--Number on defense. HEAD COACH: Jeff Voris (DePauw ’89) ASSISTANT COACHES: Neil Kazmierczak, Frank Smith, Joe Cheshire, Ed Reed, David Kenney, Nick Anderson, Danny Sears, Chris Davis, Rob Noel

46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 63 64 65 67 68 69 70 72 74 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 93 94 96 97 99

Rob Cosler Bob Olszewski (OLE-chev-skee) Stephen Kemp Andrew Stanley Peter Xander (ZANDER) Robert Koteff (COE-teff) Jeff Poss Rob Hobson William Lamar Jace Tennant Matt Storey Ross Teare (TEER) Jack Curatolo (Curr-AH-tah-low) Jordan Ridley Ryan Secrist Taylor Harris Nick Atkinson Donny Gilmore Paul Sciortino (SCORE-in-teen-oh) Doug Petty Taylor Clarkson Josh Dorfman Josh Lembke Pete Mattingly Andy Schubert Brian Crable Nick Schirmann Mike Staniewicz (STAN-ah-witts) Ryan Myers Ben Jones Eddie McHale Jeff Urch Matt Daly Brendan Shannon Scott Harvey Stuart Harvey Charlie Schmelzer Thomas O’Grady Dan Bohrer (BORE-ur) Larry Thomas Chris Johnson Grant Hunter Carter Walley (WALLY) Ryan Webb Tyler Skaggs Joe King

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