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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DEFIANCE RETURNED NINE STARTERS FROM ITS DEFENSIVE UNIT THAT RANKED THIRD IN THE HCAC BY ALLOWING 330.5 TOTAL YARDS PER GAME IN 2011.

Table of Contents / Credits ........................................................................... 1 DC Football Quick Facts ............................................................................... 2 2012 Opponent Quick Facts .......................................................................... 3 This is Defiance College / Letter From President Mark C. Gordon ........... 4 DC in the Community .................................................................................... 5 Athletics Staff ................................................................................................. 6 Athletics Facilities ....................................................................................... 10 Purple and Gold Club .................................................................................. 11 Defiance College Athletics Philosophy ...................................................... 12 Alumni Varsity ‘D’ .................................................................................... 12-13 What is AVD? ......................................................................................... 12 AVD Hall of Fame ................................................................................... 13 Coaching Staff ......................................................................................... 14-17 Brian Sheehan - Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator ........................... 14 Olmy Olmstead - Offensive Line Coach ................................................. 15 Ryan Willoughby - Running Backs Coach .............................................. 15 Don Perna - Slot Backs Coach ............................................................... 15 Bryan Driskell - Wide Receivers Coach ................................................. 16 Jeff Judge - Defensive Coordinator ........................................................ 16 Danny Cornely - Defensive Line Coach ................................................. 16 Rod Hardy - Defensive Tackles Coach ................................................... 17 Jon McCord - Defensive Backs Coach ................................................... 17 Craig McCord - Special Teams Coach, Linebackers Coach .................. 17 Student Assistant Coaches .................................................................... 17 2012 Roster ................................................................................................... 21 2012 Season Outlook .............................................................................. 26-27 Meet the 2012 Yellow Jackets ................................................................ 28-30 2012 Roster Pronunciation Guide .............................................................. 30 2012 Yellow Jackets By High School and Alphabetical Roster................ 31 2011 Season in Review ........................................................................... 34-35 Results, Team Stats and Individual Offensive Stats ............................... 34 Individual Defensive Stats and Special Teams Stats.............................. 35 DC Football History ................................................................................ 36-38 All-Time History ...................................................................................... 36 Team Records ........................................................................................ 37 Individual Records .................................................................................. 38 Index of Sponsors ........................................................................................ 40 2012 Team Photo .......................................................................... Back Cover

CREDITS

The 2012 Defiance College football media guide was written and produced by DC Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Information, Seth Mikel, using Adobe InDesign CS3 and Photoshop CS3 software. A special thanks to the entire DC football coaching staff, Robby Hamman, Martin Kluk, Keely Mikel and all former members of the DC sports information staff for their assistance with this publication. The 2012 football media guide front cover features seniors Jon Carrabino, Gregg Pickett, Hunter Robertson and Tony Sierra.

The media guide was edited by Seth Mikel and printed by The Hubbard Company. Photos were provided by the DC Photo Team. Information included in this publication is current through August 19, 2012.

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QUICK FACTS

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GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION

School: ........................................................................ Defiance College Address: ................................................................ 701 N. Clinton Street Defiance, OH, 43512 Founded: ..........................................................................................1850 Enrollment: ......................................................................................1,070 Nickname / Mascot: ......................................................... Yellow Jackets School Colors: ............................................................... Purple and Gold Stadium: ..................................................................... Justin F. Coressel Capacity: ........................................................................................ 4,000 Surface: ............................................................................. Natural Grass Affiliation: ..................................................................... NCAA Division III Conference: ............................ Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference President: ...................................................................... Mark C. Gordon Director of Athletics: ........................................................ Jenni Morrison Athletics Department Phone: ............................................ 419-783-2342 Athletics Department Fax: ................................................ 419-783-2369 Athletics Department Website: .................... www.DefianceAthletics.com Athletics Facebook Page: ........................................... Defiance-Athletics Athletics Twitter Page: ........................................................ DC_Athletics Athletics YouTube Page: .......... www.youtube.com/user/DefianceAthletics

ATHLETIC RELATIONS ATHLETICSMEDIA MEDIA RELATIONS

Director / Football Contact: ..................................................... Seth Mikel Office Phone: .................................................................... 419-783-2566 Press Box Phone: ............................................................. 704-477-1797 Office Fax: ........................................................................ 419-783-2369 Email: ................................................................... smikel@defiance.edu Assistant Director: ......................................................... Robby Hamman Office Phone: .................................................................... 419-783-2381 Email: .............................................................. rhamman@defiance.edu Assistant Director: ................................................................. Martin Kluk Office Phone: .................................................................... 419-783-2381 Email: .................................................................... mkluk@defiance.edu

BROADCAST INFORMATION BROADCAST INFORMATION

Play-By-Play Announcer: ................................................ Jim Funderburg Color Analyst: ...................................................................... Jim Bellamy Office Phone: .................................................................... 419-553-0587 Webcast Link: .................................... www.DefianceAthletics.com/video

COACHING STAFF COACHING STAFF

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Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator: ............................... Brian Sheehan Alma Mater (Year): ............................................ Marietta College (2003) Record at Defiance (Years): ...................................................... 0-0 (1st) Overall Career Record (Years): ................................................. 0-0 (1st) Office Phone: .................................................................... 419-783-2378 Stadium Office Phone: ..................................................... 419-783-2583 Office Fax: ........................................................................ 419-783-2369 Email: .............................................................. bsheehan@defiance.edu Offensive Line Coach: .................................................... Olmy Olmstead Quarterbacks Coach: ........................................................ John McEvoy Running Backs Coach: ................................................. Ryan Willoughby Slot Backs Coach: .................................................................. Don Perna Tight Ends Coach: ............................................................. Andrew Clute Wide Receivers Coach: ..................................................... Bryan Driskell Defensive Coordinator: ........................................................... Jeff Judge Defensive Line Coach: .................................................... Danny Cornely Defensive Tackles Coach: ...................................................... Rod Hardy Defensive Backs Coach: ..................................................... Jon McCord Special Teams Coordinator, Linebackers Coach: .............. Craig McCord Student Assistant: ........................................................... Drew Robinson

FOOTBALL HISTORY FOOTBALL HISTORY

First Year: ........................................................................................ 1900 All-Time Record: ......................................................... 366-409-18 (.472) Last Postseason Appearance: ......................................................... 2001

TEAM INFORMATION INFORMATION TEAM

Base Offense: .............................................................................. Spread Base Defense: ............................................................................ Multiple 2011 Overall Record: .......................................................................... 4-6 2011 Heartland Conference Record (Finish) ............................. 4-4 (6th) Letterwinners Returning / Lost: .................................................... 30 / 38 Starters Returning / Lost: ............................................................. 12 / 10 Offense: ....................................................................................3 / 8 Defense: .................................................................................. 9 / 2 Key Offensive Returners # 3 7 68 75

Yr. Pos. Name Jr. WR Brian Mircovich Sr. WR Jon Carrabino So. OL Tanner Engle Jr. OL Mitch Smith

2011 Stats and Honors 19 catches, 23.5 yards/catch, 188 receiving yards 10 catches, 12.0 yards/catch, 84 receiving yards 2 games started at right tackle position 10 game started at left guard position

Key Defensive Returners # 18 24 52 67

Yr. Pos. Name 2011 Stats and Honors So. DB Josh Slayton 41 tackles, 10 passes defended, HCAC Hon. Mention Sr. DB Tony Sierra 52 tackles, 5.0 TFL, two interceptions, HCAC 1st-Team Sr. LB Hunter Robertson 79 tackles, 4.0 TFL, HCAC 2nd-Team Sr. DL Gregg Pickett 52 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 10.0 TFL, HCAC 1st-Team

2012 2012SCHEDULE SCHEDULE

Date Opponent 9/1 Albion 9/8 at Adrian 9/15 Rose-Hulman* 9/22 Anderson* 9/29 at Earlham* 10/6 at Manchester* 10/13 Mount St. Joseph* 10/20 at Hanover* 10/27 Franklin* 11/10 at Bluffton*

Location Defiance Adrian, Mich. Defiance Defiance Richmond, Ind. N. Manchester, Ind. Defiance Hanover, Ind. Defiance Bluffton, Ohio

2011 2011 RESULTS RESULTS

Date Opponent 9/3 Muskingum 9/10 Adrian 9/17 Hanover* 9/24 at Franklin* 10/8 at Mount St. Joseph* 10/15 Earlham* 10/22 at Anderson* 10/29 at Rose-Hulman* 11/5 Manchester* 11/12 Bluffton*

Location Defiance Defiance Defiance Franklin, Ind. Cincinnati, Ohio Defiance Anderson, Ind. Terre Haute, Ind. Defiance Defiance

* Denotes Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Game All Times Eastern and Subject to Change Bold Denotes Home Games

2012 DC Football Media Guide

Time 1:30 pm 6:00 pm 1:30 pm 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 1:30 pm 1:30 pm 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 1:30 pm Result L, 24-7 L, 27-6 L, 37-12 L, 52-14 W, 23-13 W, 26-10 W, 28-21 W, 21-18 L, 32-6 L, 46-27


OPPONENT QUICK FACTS

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ALBION

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ADRIAN

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ROSE-HULMAN

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ANDERSON

Game 1 September 1 1:30 pm Game 2 September 8 6:00 pm Game 3 September 15 1:30 pm Game 4 September 22 1:30 pm

GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Albion, Michigan Enrollment: 1,514 Nickname: Britons Colors: Purple and Gold Conference: MIAA

GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Adrian, Michigan Enrollment: 1,650 Nickname: Bulldogs Colors: Black and Gold Conference: MIAA

GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Terre Haute, Indiana Enrollment: 1,900 Nickname: Fightin’ Engineers Colors: Old Rose and White Conference: HCAC

GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Anderson, Indiana Enrollment: 2,600 Nickname: Ravens Colors: Orange and Black Conference: HCAC

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Craig Rundle Record at School (Years): 86-64 (16th) Overall Record (Years): 143-110 (27th) 2011 Record (Conference): 6-5 (6-0) Starters Returning Off./Def.: 8/7

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Jim Deere Record at School (Years): 13-7 (3rd) Overall Record (Years): 13-7 (3rd) 2011 Record (Conference): 8-2 (4-2) Starters Returning Off./Def.: 8/5

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Jeff Sokol Record at School (Years): 5-5 (2nd) Overall Record (Years): 5-5 (2nd) 2011 Record (Conference): 5-5 (5-3) Starters Returning Off./Def.: 5/7

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Bobby Ladner Record at School (Years): 0-0 (1st) Overall Record (Years): 0-0 (1st) 2011 Record (Conference): 1-9 (1-7) Starters Returning Off./Def.: 6/6

MEDIA INFORMATION Sports Info. Director: Bobby Lee Office Phone: 517-629-0434 Email: blee@albion.edu Website: www.albion.edu

MEDIA INFORMATION Sports Info. Director: Ryan Thompson Office Phone: 517-264-3280 Email: rthompson@adrian.edu Website: www.adrianbulldogs.com

MEDIA INFORMATION Sports Info. Director: Kevin Lanke Office Phone: 812-877-8180 Email: lanke@rose-hulman.edu Website: www.rose-hulman.edu

MEDIA INFORMATION Sports Info. Director: Justin Bates Office Phone: 765-641-4479 Email: jbbates@anderson.edu Website: www.anderson.edu

SERIES INFORMATION Series Record: DC trails 11-0 Last Meeting: AC, 35-21 (10/2/99)

SERIES INFORMATION Series Record: DC trails 29-28-1 Last Meeting: AC, 27-6 (9/10/11)

SERIES INFORMATION Series Record: DC leads 5-1 Last Meeting: DC, 21-18 (10/29/11)

SERIES INFORMATION Series Record: DC leads 32-18-1 Last Meeting: DC, 28-21 (10/22/11)

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MANCHESTER

Game 5 September 29 2:00 pm Game 6 October 6

MT. ST. JOSEPH

HANOVER

1:30 pm Game 7 October 13 1:30 pm Game 8 October 20 1:30 pm

GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Richmond, Indiana Enrollment: 1,200 Nickname: Quakers Colors: Maroon and White Conference: HCAC

GENERAL INFORMATION Location: N. Manchester, Indiana Enrollment: 1,220 Nickname: Spartans Colors: Black and Old Gold Conference: HCAC

GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Enrollment: 2,300 Nickname: Lions Colors: Blue and Gold Conference: HCAC

GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Hanover, Indiana Enrollment: 1,000 Nickname: Panthers Colors: Red and Blue Conference: HCAC

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Neil Kazmierczak Record at School (Years): 0-0 (1st) Overall Record (Years): 0-0 (1st) 2011 Record (Conference): 0-10 (0-8) Starters Returning Off./Def.: 5/5

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Shannon Griffith Record at School (Years): 22-58 (9th) Overall Record (Years): 22-58 (9th) 2011 Record (Conference): 4-6 (3-5) Starters Returning Off./Def.: 6/5

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Rod Huber Record at School (Years): 75-50 (13th) Overall Record (Years): 75-50 (13th) 2011 Record (Conference): 6-4 (5-3) Starters Returning Off./Def.: 6/5

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Steve Baudendistel Record at School (Years): 0-0 (1st) Overall Record (Years): 0-0 (1st) 2011 Record (Conference): 5-5 (5-3) Starters Returning Off./Def.: 8/8

MEDIA INFORMATION Sports Info. Director: Don Tincher Office Phone: 765-983-1795 Email: tinchdo@earlham.edu Website: www.goearlham.com

MEDIA INFORMATION Sports Info. Director: Mark Adkins Office Phone: 260-982-5035 Email: mtadkins@manchester.edu Website: www.manchester.edu

MEDIA INFORMATION Sports Info. Director: Dane Neumeister Office Phone: 513-244-4927 Email: dane_neumeister@mail.msj.edu Website: www.msjsports.com

MEDIA INFORMATION Sports Info. Director: Carter Cloyd Office Phone: 812-866-7010 Email: cloyd@hanover.edu Website: www.hanover.edu

SERIES INFORMATION Series Record: DC leads 13-6 Last Meeting: DC, 26-10 (10/15/11)

SERIES INFORMATION Series Record: DC leads 27-18 Last Meeting: MC, 32-6 (11/5/11)

SERIES INFORMATION Series Record: DC leads 11-9 Last Meeting: DC, 23-13 (10/8/11)

SERIES INFORMATION Series Record: DC trails 19-12 Last Meeting: HC, 37-12 (9/17/11)

HOME

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FRANKLIN

BLUFFTON

Game 9 October 27 2:00 pm Game 10 November 10 1:30 pm

GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Franklin, Indiana Enrollment: 1,000 Nickname: Grizzlies Colors: Navy and Old Gold Conference: HCAC

GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Bluffton, Ohio Enrollment: 1,117 Nickname: Beavers Colors: Royal Purple and White Conference: HCAC

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Mike Leonard Record at School (Years): 67-30 (10th) Overall Record (Years): 67-30 (10th) 2011 Record (Conference): 10-2 (8-0) Starters Returning Off./Def.: 7/6

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Tyson Veidt Record at School (Years): 10-30 (5th) Overall Record (Years): 10-30 (5th) 2011 Record (Conference): 5-5 (5-3) Starters Returning Off./Def.: 6/3

MEDIA INFORMATION Sports Info. Director: Kevin Elixman Office Phone: 317-738-8184 Email: kelixman@franklincollege.edu Website: www.franklincollege.edu

MEDIA INFORMATION Sports Info. Director: Bill Hanefeld Office Phone: 419-358-3241 Email: hanefeldb@bluffton.edu Website: www.bluffton.edu

SERIES INFORMATION Series Record: DC trails 9-4 Last Meeting: FC, 52-14 (9/24/11)

SERIES INFORMATION Series Record: DC leads 44-41-2 Last Meeting: BU, 46-27 (11/12/11)

DC IS 176-151 ALL-TIME, WITH A .538 WINNING PERCENTAGE AGAINST THE 10 OPPONENTS ON THE 2012 SCHEDULE.

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THIS IS DEFIANCE

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THIS IS DEFIANCE COLLEGE

Defiance College is a private liberal arts-based college providing outstanding academic programs and co-curricular activities for a student body of more than 1,000 students. Defiance College offers students the best of both worlds. In a small campus environment, students can have hands-on experiences in their field of study through quality internships, domestic and international travel, diverse cultural encounters, and distinctive service and research opportunities for personal and professional growth. The Princeton Review features Defiance College in Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement. Defiance College has been named for six-consecutive years to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to community service, and for the past three years DC has been named a Military Friendly School for providing significant benefits and services to veterans. Defiance College was also selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification. Defiance College offers students a world of opportunities to enhance their academic experience, from cultural visits in world-class cities across the continent, to international trips through the DC Global program, all of which open minds to new ideas and cultures and provide insights to help in competition for jobs and graduate school placement. The McMaster School for Advancing Humanity was created to provide opportunities for DC undergraduate students and faculty to more closely examine global issues and how they affect the human condition. Faculty and students conducted projects during the 2011-2012 year in Belize, Cambodia and Ghana. The School serves as the umbrella for the Service Leadership Program developing leadership communication, conflict resolution and cultural awareness, with the Carolyn M. Small Honors Program providing opportunities for students to participate in an honors curriculum and Project 701, a student-run nonprofit organization. Defiance College is also home of the Hench Autism Studies Program, an innovative, multi-faceted program designed to specifically address the late adolescent years and the transition of individuals with autism to adulthood. Student life is an important part of a Defiance College education. Activities include student government, musical and theater groups, religious organizations, intercultural organizations, honor societies, special interest groups, intramural athletics, and four Greek chapters including a service fraternity. As a national leader in the field of service learning and engagement, DC teaches students to take the knowledge they have gained and use it to change lives for the better in their communities, in distant villages and in their careers. Approximately 10,000 men and women across the globe claim Defiance College as their alma mater, and they excel in all walks of life.

WELCOME TO DEFIANCE

Dear Fellow Defiance College Fan:

The entire DC family joins me in welcoming you to our campus and to today’s game. There are many exciting things happening at Defiance College, and we certainly hope that you will take advantage of the opportunity to discover them. Over the past several years, we have seen significant increases in applications to the College, and those applications come from many parts of our nation and from other parts of the world as well. More and more students (and their parents) are realizing that there are very good reasons for them to travel to Defiance so that they can take advantage of the distinctive advantages of a DC education. We are proud that Defiance strives to offer students the best of all worlds. At DC, students get the individualized benefits of a student-centered small college but they also get a world of opportunities beyond. Let me explain. DC works to help students grow as people, providing individualized attention in the classroom, the guidance of Personal Success Plans, mentoring, and assistance geared to the challenges and potential of each student. DC provides this in a caring and supportive setting, enabling students to challenge themselves in and grow as individuals, leaders and citizens committed to service. At the same time, through a broad array of curricular and extra-curricular activities, DC opens to students an entire world of opportunities, helping students to develop a distinctive Defiance College Resume that will enable them to stand out in the job market and when applying to graduate schools. From a broad-based liberal arts education, to innovative programs that give students distinctive hands-on experience in their relevant fields, to international and domestic travel opportunities, to exposure to diverse cultural experiences, to the use of technologies to bring the world into the classroom, to the unique service and research opportunities, DC aims to give students the tools they need to become life-long learners and to make contributions to a changing world. While you are enjoying today’s events on campus, I hope you will have an opportunity to get to know some of our students individually. They are a wonderful group, with incredible potential. I very much enjoy being part of the DC family with them, as they bring excitement, energy, fresh perspectives, and commitment to service to name just a few of their many attributes. I also hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to tour some of the new additions to our campus, such as the George M. Smart Athletic Center. This 84,000 square foot facility provides tremendous opportunities for our students, with a 200-meter indoor track, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, batting cages, fitness center, weight room, and much more. The George has already become a vital center of activity for our students and our campus. I want to thank our entire team, including players, coaches, trainers and staff, for the great work they do every day and the numerous ways in which they go above and beyond on a regular basis. I also want to thank our alumni, the parents of our athletes and the various organizations, all of whom donate generously to our athletic programs. Members of the Defiance College Board of Trustees, the Purple and Gold Club, and the Alumni Varsity ‘D’ all contribute immeasurably as well, both as individuals and through their organizations. And the incomparable faculty at DC, together with extremely dedicated administrators and staff, all combine to make DC the special place that it is. We are pleased to have you as our guest at DC today, and I hope that you will return to campus frequently for both sporting events and the numerous cultural and academic events we are so proud to host. Go Jackets!

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Sincerely, Mark C. Gordon, President

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IN THE COMMUNITY

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Defiance College has challenged students to defy the ordinary by exploring academic boundaries, taking on roles of civic responsibility and leadership, and becoming engaged on campus and in the community. All of this makes for an extraordinary college experience. Nowhere else will you find students committed to their communities like Defiance College, and nowhere else will you find student-athletes and coaches as immersed in service and engagement. During the 2011-2012 academic year, Defiance College student-athletes contributed 2,028 hours of service in their community. The football team contributed 625 hours of service in the fall of 2012. It is a tradition for the DC football team to hold its annual community service day before launching August summer camp. This year, team members spread out across the city and county to lend a hand. Their sites included Kids’ Creation playground, multiple Defiance city parks, Camp Lakota, Camp Libbey, Skylark Youth Center and the Defiance County fairgrounds in Hicksville. In addition, football team members sorted and checked warehoused Christmas lights for the city of Defiance. Many student-athletes at DC have taken active roles in leadership and service initiatives campus-wide. Such experiences give Defiance College students a greater awareness of a diverse world and its needs as well as the leadership skills to create positive change. Football team members Ryne Rogers, D.J. Brigham, Tanner Engle, Zachary Lopez and Vinny Polverine are DC Service Leaders from the sophomore, junior and senior classes. Lopez is also a McMaster Scholar to Belize for the current academic year. Defiance College is featured for excellence in blending academics with community work by The Princeton Review in its Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement. Defiance is also included in the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to community service.

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ATHLETICS STAFF

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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

JENNI MORRISON

Athletics Director 419-783-2380 jmorrison@defiance.edu

KYLE BRUMETT

Assistant Athletics Director 419-783-2346 kbrumett@defiance.edu

SETH MIKEL

Assistant AD for Sports Information 419-783-2566 smikel@defiance.edu

CRAIG RUTTER

Coordinator of Engagement 419-783-2374 crutter@defiance.edu

MATT ZAHEL

MICHELLE TRUBEY

Athletics Administrative Administrative Assistant Assistant 419-783-2343 419-783-2342 mzahel@defiance.edu mtrubey@defiance.edu

ATHLETIC TRAINING STAFF

KEVIN TONG

Head Athletic Trainer 419-783-2340 ktong@defiance.edu

KATHLEEN WESTFALL

Assistant Athletic Trainer / SWA 419-783-2345 kwestfall@defiance.edu

DAN FRANKART

Graduate Assistant 419-783-2433 dfrankart@defiance.edu

JACOB HINDALL

Graduate Assistant 419-783-2433 jhindall@defiance.edu

HEAD COACHING STAFF

DEREK WOODLEY

KYLE BRUMETT

JESSICA COX-MORRIS

JOHN HARTPENCE

BRIAN SHEEHAN

RYAN KUHN

JASON ALLEN

ALEX VAN DER SLUIJS

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Men’s Lacrosse 419-783-2475 rkuhn@defiance.edu

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Women’s Golf 419-783-2374 crutter@defiance.edu

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BRIE BRENNER

Soccer Softball Swimming and Diving Tennis Women’s Lacrosse 419-783-2588 419-783-2379 419-783-2459 419-783-2387 419-785-2808 amiller@defiance.edu soberlin@defiance.edu jallen@defiance.edu avandersluijs@defiance.edu jholava@defiance.edu

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ATHLETICS FACILITIES

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HOCKING ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM

Defiance College boasts some of the premier facilities within the region for Division III football. The Yellow Jackets play in front of the loyal DC fans at Justin F. Coressel Stadium. The 4,000-capacity facility was completed in 1994 and includes a full working pressbox with internet connection and webcasting capabilities. A full athletic training room is also located within the complex, along with a team-meeting facility, perfect for reviewing game film with full-color projectors for diagraming offensive and defensive strategy. DC also recently opened an 84,000 square-foot field house in February of 2012. The multipurpose floor provides additional year-round training areas for all 22 varsity athletic programs at Defiance College. The George also boasts a full athletic training room, expanded fitness and free-weight areas and two full-length batting cages. All of these facilities are available for use by Defiance College Yellow Jacket student-athletes.

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PURPLE AND GOLD CLUB

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THE PURPLE AND GOLD CLUB: HELPING TO SUPPORT A QUALITY ATHLETICS PROGRAM

The Purple and Gold Club Inc. was founded in the early 1970's by Defiance community members who wanted to do something extra for all the studentathletes at Defiance College. Since its inception, the club has continually grown and has exceeded 225 members. The club serves to provide both financial assistance and personal support for the entire athletics department. For over 35 years, the supporters of the Purple and Gold Club have made Defiance College a better experience for all of the student-athletes. Please visit www.dcpurpleandgoldclub.com or call (419) 783-2342 to join, or renew your membership for the 2012-2013 school year! PLATINUM MEMBERS - $200 or above -Two all-sports passes ... One P&G logo item ... One parking pass for all home football games ... Recognition in selected DC athletics publications ... Media guides for football and basketball ... First opportunity to buy NCAA post-season tickets. GOLD MEMBERS - $125 or above -One all-sports pass ... One P&G logo item ... One parking pass for all home football games ... Recognition in selected DC athletics publications ... Media guides for football and basketball ... First opportunity to buy NCAA post-season tickets. PURPLE MEMBERS - $75 or above -One all-sports pass ... One parking pass for all home football games ... Recognition in selected DC athletics publications ... Media guide for football and basketball. JACKET MEMBERS - $50 or above -One parking pass for all home football games ... Media guides for football and basketball ... Recognition in selected DC athletics publications. Over the past several years, an average of $20,000 has been provided to the DC Athletics Department by the P&G Club.

PLATINUM

Don and Anna Lee Adams Jerry Bergman and Julie Fritz-Bergman Bryan Weaver’s Family Larry and Donna Bracken Kyle and Steffanie Brumett Dean and Judie Colwell Mark and Keeta Diller Roger and Karen Farlee Dr. Bill Finerty Paul and Ruth Fitzenrider Jan Hubbard Tom and Jean Hubbard Charlie and Janet Koch

Gerald and Marilyn Mallott Rod and Mary Martin Brandon McCann Robert and Jeannine Miller Mark and Karen Moats Wes and Heather Moats Family Jan Diller-Otto Flonnie Posey Kevin and Vivian Rettig Barbara Schirmer Dennis and Carolyn Scott Rick and Deb Sealscott Jim and Kandy Selgo

Greg and Lisa Boleyn Randy and Marilyn Buchman Phil and Pat Fogt Helen Frey Fun Factory Promotional Products

Ben and Cindy Jamiot Ryan Kuhn Craig and Patty McCord Bob and Alice Rote Craig and Gayle Rutter

S.G. and Linda Brugler Tom and Barb Callan Cathy, Brittney and Adilae Comden Jessica Cox-Morris Jack and Carol DeLano Fark Family Farms Lynn Groll Beverly Harrington Marv and Ann Hohenberger Holbrook Plumbing

Gary and Connie Konst Ms. Karen Lamb Jenni Morrison Kent A. Moyer Alton J. Myers William and Jane Parker Roy and Leah Perez Marv Retcher Tim Sauer Tom and Vicki Sauer

Jason Allen Bob and Jane Bochenek Steve and Sue Boomer Brian and Brie Brenner Don and Michelle Brigham Darrell and Sandy Brumett John and Karla Butler John Cates and Sarah Bowling David and Johanna Evans Kevin and Tanya Foulk Jack Hale Charlie and Shari Hartman

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John and Laura Hartpence Dave and Debbi Hill Jodie Holava Joe and Marsha Holava Ashton Judis and Justin King Brad and Darlene Leverenz Martha Mallott Seth, Keely, Austin and Kenna Mikel Athena Miller John and Joanne Moats Fred and Carol Moore Steve Oberlin

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Gene and Sandra Simmons Bill and Kathy Small Phyl Snyder Mike and Kathy Suzo Norman and Carole Thomas Carole and John Weaner Tim and Carol Whetstone Larry and Dixie Woods Bob and Carole Zachrich Lynne Showers-Roberts, Todd and Tyler Roberts, Tom Roberts Memory Rich and Sue Pejeau

Christine Slattery Jim and Lisa Weaner The Westfall Family John and Patricia Yeoman

Shane and Patricia Seidenstricker Brian Sheehan George and Yvonne Thompson Roger T. Westrick Donald N. Westrick Derek Woodley Marvin Yoder Ed Yoder Jeff Zonyk

Jared and Mariah Orzolek Bill and Priscilla Pixler Randy and Kathy Punches Dave and Lynne Saunders Jeff and Bernie Schmidt Bruce and Cindy Schomaeker Pat Sullivan Kevin and Kelly Tong Keith and Michelle Trubey and Family Alex and Paige Van der Sluijs Charles Wahl

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ALUMNI VARSITY ‘D’

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Alumni Varsity ‘D’ is an organization comprised of all former Yellow Jacket letterwinners. The goals of the Alumni Varsity ‘D’ are: - Further promote athletics at Defiance College - Coordinate the spirit of the Alumni Varsity ‘D’ letterwinners with that of the DC athletics program - Help stimulate a better relationship among athletes’ parents, friends of the College and the DC athletics program - Aid the athletics staff in the recruitment of student-athletes - Maintain a close relationship among DC student-athletes - Sponsor the DC Athletics Hall of Fame, Coach-of-the-Year and Honorary Letterman programs

As Alumni Varsity ‘D’ contributors, we join together to do great things. AVD has contributed over $30,000 this past year to support the special needs of our athletic department. Below are just a few of the projects supported by AVD in the past. - $40,000 to go toward our field house pledge of $100,000 - $18,000 for weight room in George M. Smart Athletic Center - $10,000 for chairs, rugs and safety padding in Weaner Center - $10,000 for new lighting in Weaner Center - $10,000 to refinish and paint floors in the Weaner Center - $10,000 to refurbish the Hohenberger Lounge - $10,000 for the new Sal Hench Field press box

- $10,000 to purchase new seating for Winsper-Knobel Field - $8,000 for updates to Sal Hench Field - $7,500 for locker rooms for men’s and women’s soccer - $5,500 for the Craig Rutter Field press box - $4,000 for a new 40-pound washer for The George - $3,000 for new ticket booths at the Justin F. Coressel Stadium

Your contributions go directly toward helping current student-athletes at Defiance College. Be a part of the AVD’s annual giving program and make a difference today! Call Alumni Relations at (419) 783-2572 for more information, or visit the Defiance College Alumni Varsity ‘D’ website at http://alumni.defiance.edu and click the Alumni Varsity ‘D’ tab in the lower portion of the left column.

ERNIE DOHERTY 2012 HALL-OF-FAME INDUCTEE

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DEFIANCE COLLEGE ATHLETICS PHILOSOPHY

The Defiance College intercollegiate athletics program serves as a window of opportunity for all prospective student-athletes to experience an extra-curricular educational and physical activity that fits within the general mission of the college to develop the whole person. The student-athlete will be exposed to a variety of opportunities for personal growth in the areas of intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social and physical dimensions as it relates to each individual and their respective sport. The student-athlete, as a team member, will be involved in a learning community that will strive for excellence both on the field and in the classroom while maintaining a dignity of fair play and continued emphasis on positive sportsmanship. Jointly, the coaches and student-athletes will build an engaged environment that will accentuate the learning process not only within the competitive arena but also within the college campus and the community as a whole. An emphasis will be placed on

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the impact of participation and personal growth, rather than scoreboard success, in a balanced sports program where equitable sports opportunities will be available to both genders. The student-athletes of Defiance College choose to participate in the intercollegiate athletics program for a variety of reasons but none of which includes athletic related financial aid, or the promise of financial security through professional athletic stardom. Through participation in the intercollegiate athletics program, a studentathlete continues to compete for the love of sport, the thrill of competition and the fulfillment of countless intrinsic values. The Defiance College intercollegiate athletics program strives to be an integral and cohesive part of the collegiate learning and living process, appropriately well suited to co-exist with the Defiance College mission statement…to know, to lead, to serve and to understand.

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ALUMNI VARSITY ‘D’

ALUMNI VARSITY ‘D’ HALL OF FAME

1974

Dr. Dennis D. Bell, 1947 Leighton Conkey, 1925 Victor Fowler, 1933 Merle A. McDonald, 1948 Gilbert Smith, 1928 Olan Smith, 1946 Charles Hemlein, 1918

1975

Joseph Bowers, 1932 Dr. Charles Krouse, 1943 Howard Scheurman, 1926

1976

Fred J. Brown, 1922 Richard M. Small, 1949 Fred Thompson, 1911

1982

Martin A. Baumhower, 1963 Blaine P. Dowler, 1943 Obed H. May, 1920 Kirk Mee, III (Coach - 1963-66)

1983

Raymond (Bill) Rex, 1938 Dr. Rowen (Coach - 1951-54) Olen J. Slough, 1932 Dr. Jack P. Yager, 1943

1984

Frederick W. Bennetts C. Bruce Derricotte, 1950 Robert R. Diller, 1949 George M. Smart, 1967

1985

1977

Frederick G. Fox, 1929 Charles A. Koch, 1960 John G. Manchester, 1941

1978

Jose M. Arellano, 1967 Dr. James F. Ladd, 1958 Roger Merb (Coach 1967-70)

Dr. Michael D. Craden, 1960 William A. Pellington, 1951 Dr. Charles F. Wahl, 1949 Lloyd E. Geer, 1931 Lavon “Ed” Rex Vernon C. Snyder, 1950

1979

R. Jack Behringer, 1949 O. Dudley Ebersole, 1932 Thomas J. Grzywinski, 1963 C. Leslie James, 1926

1980

R. Donnell Cathey, 1965 Dr. Ralph H. Geer, 1930 Dallas J. Gisler, 1933 Dick Lord, 1943

1981

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Benjamin F. Davis, 1967 Charles “Skip” Vosler, 1966 Raymond R. Etzler, 1963

1986

1987

Roger D. Eicher, 1956 Lowell L. Snider, 1959 Ray Sumpter, 1951 John T. Szabo, 1960

1988

1989

1991

1998

Cletus E. Dreher, 1950 Lowell E. Gingrich, 1940 Larry R. Papenfuss, 1981 Patricia A. Peter, 1971

1999

Carol A. Anderson (Coach) Emmett Clinton Dix II, 1971 Donald B. Dunham, 1938 Paul E. Ladd, 1961 Lester H. Hale, 1934

Dennis Bostelman, 1988 Don F. Canfield, 1950 Joseph F. Dawson, 1950 Kenneth R. Rollins, 1956

1992

Connie S. Collier, 1981 Gary L. Evans, 1970 James A. Glase, 1970 Martha E. Mallott, 1981 Darcy M. Robinson, 1983

Marv Hohenberger Howard E. Meyer, 1958 David Al Polzin, 1971 Howard W. Spicer, 1950

1993

Ltc. Michael E. Hittle, 1973 Dan J. Kline, 1968 Deryll Rohda, 1977 Howard W. Spicer, 1950

1994

Thomas P. Herman, 1966 Dennis M. Kidwell, 1969 Norman Krueckeberg, 1965 Walter C. Zverina, 1958

1995

Bruce Baer, 1974 Carlin B. Carpenter, 1964 Clare Fahrer, 1935 Robert P. Heischman, 1936 Robert H. Deitrick, 1960 Jerry D. Griffith, 1970 Duane C. Hocking Robert A. Martin, 1976

1990

Virgil M. Feeney, 1940 Larry Holden, 1970 Joyce D. Anderson, 1966 Paul Yoder, 1959

James W. Arnzen, 1980 Thomas F. Bauerle, 1970 Howard D. Johnson, 1970 Paul R. Ondrus, 1971

1996

James D. Amstutz, 1972 Alan R. Moore, 1959 Christine M. Slattery, 1979 Lori B. Ward, 1986

1997

Kendall K. Bush, 1974 John M. Decker, 1971 James J. Mains, Jr., 1940 Vicki L. Martinich, 1979

2000

2001

2005

Deborah (Shreve) Baringer, 1973 Tracy (Hanson) Beck, 1985 Michael S. Burke, 1974 Sheri (Plassman) Kovaleski, 1984 Michael R. Snyder, 1964

2006

Randy Buchman (Coach - 1964-69) Cindy Elliott (Coach - 1983-94) Dan Renftle, 1985 Ed Roeth, 1971 Noel Underwood, 1957

2007

Pam Borton, 1987 Michael England, 1974 Robin Harris, 1980

2008

Russell E. Glenn, 1954 A. Bernard Hatch, 1953 Kathy E. (Elliott) Krygier, 1973 Paul D. Yon, 1970 Linda (Laughrey) Zelms, 1971

Doug Murray, 1983 Marv Retcher, 1972 Patricia Schwiebert, 1984 George Stockman, 1957

2002

Cindy (Youtsey) Conner, 1992 David Scott, 1973 Mark Shine, 1974 Michael Wright, 1972

Elmo Faiella, 1953 Kevin Finfrock, 1986 Marcia (Burton) House, 1982 Holland Huss, 1951 Frank Lantz, Jr., 1968

2003

Denise Bierly, 1990 Jerry Futrell, 1980 Martha Litherland (Coach - 1979-87) Mitchell Naufel, 1981 Ronald Tisdale, 1977

2009

2010

Rodger Geren, 1969 Timothy Lee, 1976 Tami (Moser) Lupton, 1998 Steven Wilkin, 1975

2011

Jeff Boulton, 1984 Stanley Meinen, 1985 Tammy Parker, 1987 Walter Turner, 1982

2004

Lawrence Bowers, 1933 Kirsten Meyer, 1976 Mark Meyer, 1979 Brent Renollet, 1986 Cathy (Robinson) Rohr, 1980

2012

Ernie Doherty, 1971 Tyrone Gilbert, 1980 Tom Held, 1985 Darlene Kaufman, 1988

ALUMNI VARSITY ‘D’ EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Annette Hoeffel, 1999 - President David Polzin, 1971 - Past President Jeff Boulton, 1984 Nate Conley, 2010 Matt Huard, 1998

Jason Lee, 1995 Kirsten Meyer, 1976 Mark Miller, 1981 Bill Ondrus, 1980 Marv Retcher, 1972

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Chris Slattery, 1979 Mike Snyder, 1964 Jim Treece, 1957

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COACHING STAFF

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BRIAN SHEEHAN - HEAD COACH, OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR (419) 783-2378 • BSHEEHAN@DEFIANCE.EDU • FIRST SEASON

SHEEHAN’S SHEET B.A. in Psychology and Business Management from Marietta College, 2003 M.A. in Education from Heidelberg University, 2005 2002 Team Captain Marietta College (Starting Tight End) 2005 - 2006 NCAA Division III Playoffs Hobart College (Wide Receivers Coach) 2008 - 2011 President’s Athletic Conference Championship Thomas More College (Offensive Coordinator) 2008 - 2011 NCAA Division III Playoffs Thomas More College (Offensive Coordinator) 2009 - 2011 Final Ranking Inside Top-25 Thomas More College (Offensive Coordinator) 2011 - Published in X&O Labs Coaching Research 2011 - Published in Manual of Football Drills and Skills 2012 - Named the 31st Football Head Coach in Defiance College History

Brian Sheehan began his post as the 31st head coach in the history of the Defiance College football program on January 2 of 2012. Sheehan joined the Yellow Jackets after spending the past five seasons as the offensive coordinator at Thomas More, where he helped lead the Saints to President’s Athletic Conference Championships and a spot in the NCAA Division III Playoffs in each of his final four seasons with the program. Sheehan’s high-scoring option offenses at Thomas More helped the Saints set four single-season team offensive records during the 2009 and 2010 campaigns, while storming through each regular season with an unblemished record. The Saints scored 33.8 points per game in 2011, behind 199.7 rushing yards per outing and averaged 32.7 points per game from 2009 through 2011. During that time, Sheehan helped Thomas More to a 31-4 overall record that included a 19-1 league mark and a pair of NCAA Division III National Tournament victories. In all, Sheehan helped the Saints to a 43-13 record over five seasons, four of the program’s six NCAA Playoff bids, four PAC crowns and three-straight final regular season rankings inside the top-20 in the nation. Sheehan’s contributions to the TMC program went far beyond running the offense, as he created the Thomas More Leadership Workshop to promote team unity and individual development within the Saints’ football program, led an overhaul of the recruit-

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ing and communication database and coordinated the program’s Relay for Life team for the American Cancer Society. Prior to his five-year stint guiding the offense from the sidelines at Thomas More, Sheehan served on staff at Hobart College as the wide receivers and strength coach. During his two years at Hobart, Sheehan implemented a new year-round strength and conditioning program and helped the Statesmen post a 17-4 record, en route to a pair of trips to the NCAA Playoffs. Sheehan also served on staff at Heidelberg University from 2003 through 2005, where he started his coaching career as the offensive coordinator for the junior varsity program and completed a master’s degree in education. The Cleveland, Ohio, native earned undergraduate degrees in psychology and business management in 2003 from Marietta College, while serving as a three-year starter at the tight end position with the Pioneers. Sheehan started on offense and defense and was a team captain for the squad during his senior season. Along with his experiences on the football field, Sheehan has contributed to X&O Labs Coaching Research and Manual of Football Drills and Skills, which were published in 2011 and has lectured at multiple football coaching clinics in the past several years. Sheehan is married to his wife, Mandy, and the couple resides in Defiance.

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OLMY OLMSTEAD - OFFENSIVE LINE COACH (419) 783-2447 • EOLMSTEAD@DEFIANCE.EDU • FIRST SEASON

Olmy Olmstead is in his first season on the sidelines with Defiance, after joining the program as the offensive line coach prior to the 2012 campaign.

Olmstead got his first taste of the NCAA Division III level as a standout student-athlete at Wabash College, where he was a four-year letterman as a kicker, offensive lineman and fullback for the nationally ranked Little Giants.

Olmstead came to Defiance after spending the previous three seasons on staff at Eastern Michigan University, where he helped build a championship mindset with the Eagles and saw EMU claim the Mid-American Conference’s Michigan Championship in 2011.

The Granville, Ohio, native rounded out his playing career on the gridiron as one of three kickers in Wabash history to successfully kick 100 extra points. Olmstead also holds the school record for converting nine extra points in a single game and his square-toe kicking shoe was placed on display at the NCAA Hall of Champions.

During his time at Eastern Michigan, Olmstead specialized with the offensive line from 2009 through 2011. In his final year with the program, Olmstead saw the Eagles rank 16th among all NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision programs in rushing yards with 218.3 per game.

Olmstead graduated from Wabash in 2004 with a degree in history and went on to earn a master’s degree in special education from Wilmington in 2008. Olmstead also completed doctoral studies in educational leadership, focusing on retention rates and academic services provided for student-athletes during his time at Eastern Michigan.

Prior to his stint with EMU, Olmstead worked three seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Wilmington College, before remaining of staff and being promoted to assistant coach in 2007. During his four-year tenure with the Quakers, Olmstead worked primarily with running backs and tight ends, while serving as the special teams coordinator.

Along with his duties on staff with the Purple and Gold, Olmstead assists the director of retention as an academic support coordinator for Defiance College.

RYAN WILLOUGHBY - RUNNING BACKS COACH (419) 783-2583 • RWILLOUGHBY@DEFIANCE.EDU • FIRST SEASON

Ryan Willoughby joined the Yellow Jackets for the 2012 season and is responsible for working with the DC running backs, while pursuing a master’s degree in education from Defiance College. Willoughby graduated from Shorter University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2010, before joining the football coaching staff with the Hawks for the 2011 and 2012 campaigns. During his tenure as a coach with SU, Willoughby worked

with the slot backs and fullbacks and helped Shorter rank third in the nation with 271.9 rushing yards per contest. Willoughby also excelled on the gridiron for Shorter, serving as a fouryear starter on the offensive line from 2007 through 2010. The Marietta, Ga., native held the captain position in his final two seasons and was selected as an Honorable Mention All-Mid-South Conference performer as a senior. Along with the individual accomplishments, Willoughby helped Shorter lead the nation in rushing in 2008 and 2009, while claiming the MSC West Division Championship in 2008.

DON PERNA - SLOT BACKS COACH (419) 783-2583 • FIFTH SEASON

Don Perna is in his fifth year with the Defiance College football program and is primarily responsible for coaching the slot backs.

He is familiar with the Purple and Gold, as he lettered four times from his defensive back position from 1995 through 1998 for the Jackets, before graduating with a degree in elementary education in the spring of 1999.

Perna earned plenty of coaching experience prior to coming to DC, after working on the Hicksville coaching staff in numerous roles for nine seasons. Perna served as the head coach for the Aces on the gridiron for two years, following seven seasons as an assistant coach.

Perna earned a master’s degree in teaching from Marygrove College in 2005 and currently teaches at Hicksville Elementary. Perna resides in Mark Center, Ohio, with his wife, Liz, and two daughters Victoria and Addison.

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BRYAN DRISKELL - WIDE RECEIVERS COACH (419) 438-8015 • BDRISKELL@DEFIANCE.EDU • FIRST SEASON

The 2012 campaign is the first for Bryan Driskell as the new wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator for Defiance College. Driskell brought five years of coaching experience with him to DC, after holding similar positions at NCAA Division III programs for four of those seasons. In that time, Driskell was on staff with four conference champions and one national championship team. Driskell’s last coaching stop before joining the Purple and Gold was a two-year tenure at Christopher Newport University as the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. While at CNU, Driskell designed and implemented the pass offense scheme for each game and saw the Captains set program records in wins, scoring offense, passing offense, total offense, passing touchdowns and completions, en route to winning the USA South Conference Championship. Prior to his two years at CNU, Driskell held the same position at Duquesne University. In his single season with DU, the Dukes claimed the NCAA

Division I-AA Mid-Major National Championship, while setting school records in passing yards and completions. Driskell’s coaching career also includes stops at Muhlenberg College and Wittenberg University, winning conference crowns at each institution. During his one season with Muhlenberg, Driskell saw the Mules set program records for wins and points in a single season and advance into the NCAA Division III Playoffs for the first time in school history. The Lima, Ohio, native spent time at the quarterback and wide receiver positions during his collegiate playing career, starting at Methodist University, before playing his final three seasons at Salisbury University. Driskell went on to earn a degree in history from Salisbury in 2002 and has continued working towards a master’s degree in Christian studies at Denver Seminary since 2008. Driskell is married to his wife, Angela, and the couple resides in Defiance.

JEFF JUDGE - DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR (419) 783-2432 • JJUDGE@DEFIANCE.EDU • FIRST SEASON

The 2012 campaign is the first for Jeff Judge as part of the Yellow Jacket coaching staff. Judge assumed the position of defensive coordinator for the Purple and Gold. Judge came to Defiance after spending the previous nine seasons as the head coach at fellow Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe, Anderson University, and boasts 30 years of experience on the sidelines at the collegiate level. Prior to his head coaching stint with AU, Judge held coordinator positions for each of the previous 13 seasons during stops at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Simpson College and Morehead State University.

Judge held both the offensive and defensive coordinator tags during his three years at UW-Stevens Point, after leading the defensive unit for six years at Simpson. Judge’s first coordinator opportunity came with Morehead State, where he ran the offense and was the recruiting coordinator over a four-year span. The Gilbert, Iowa, native got his start in coaching during five years as a student assistant at Iowa State University, where he completed a degree in physical education in 1987 with endorsements in coaching and secondary teaching. Judge then worked as a graduate assistant for two seasons at Purdue University, while earning a master’s degree in sports administration in 1989. Judge is married to his wife, Lauri, and has two children, Katie and Thomas.

DANNY CORNELY - DEFENSIVE LINE COACH (419) 783-2583 • DCORNELY@DEFIANCE.EDU • THIRD SEASON

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The 2012 season is the third for Danny Cornely with the Purple and Gold and his first as a full-time member of the Defiance College coaching staff. Cornely’s duties include being primarily responsible for coaching the defensive line.

earned the Coaches’ Appreciation Award and was a two-year captain from his linebacker position.

Cornely is no stranger to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, as he was a three-year starter and three-time All-HCAC selection on the gridiron for Hanover College. During his time with the Panthers, Cornely

Cornely graduated with a degree in communications from Hanover in 2010 and completed a master’s degree in education from Defiance in 2012.

Cornely began his coaching career at Florida International University, where he assisted the defensive coordinator during summer camps. Cornely then served as an assistant strength coach during his final year at HC.

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ROD HARDY - DEFENSIVE TACKLES COACH (419) 783-2583 • RHARDY@DEFIANCE.EDU • FIRST SEASON

The 2012 season is the first for Rod Hardy as a member of the Defiance College football coaching staff. Hardy joined DC, after graduating from Indiana State University in the spring of 2012. While at Indiana State, Hardy was a member of the Sycamore’s football squad from 2008 through 2011 and served as a team captain. The Indianapolis, Ind., native also excelled in the classroom by earning a spot on the Dean’s List from 2008 through 2012,

en route to completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in African-American studies. Hardy also gained valuable leadership experience by working for Young Men of Purpose from 2004 through 2008, as well as by serving as a participant at the Center for Leadership Development from 2005 through 2008. During his time with the Purple and Gold, Hardy will also be working towards a master’s degree in business administration.

JON McCORD - DEFENSIVE BACKS COACH (419) 783-2583 • FOURTH SEASON

The 2012 campaign is the fourth for Jon McCord on the Defiance College football coaching staff, after patrolling the sidelines for the Jackets in 2006 and again in 2010 and 2011. McCord specializes with the defensive backs for Defiance.

McCord was a four-year starter and two-time captain at Iona College in New York and earned a degree in criminal justice, before beginning his coaching career at Ayersville High. During his time with the Pilots, McCord worked with the defensive backs, prior to assuming the defensive coordinator position in his second season. McCord is the son of DC’s special teams coordinator, Craig McCord.

CRAIG McCORD - SPECIAL TEAMS COACH, LINEBACKERS COACH (419) 783-2386 • CMCCORD@DEFIANCE.EDU • NINTH SEASON

Craig McCord is in his ninth season at DC and handles the tags of the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach.

During his 35-year career as a high school coach, McCord tutored 231 allconference players, 39 All-Ohio players and two Ohio Offensive Backs of the Year. He also saw 18 of his prep standouts move on to play in college.

McCord is an Ashland University graduate and received his master’s degree from Bowling Green State University.

The list of accomplishments does not stop there however, as McCord was also honored as a Jennings Foundation Scholar three times and received the 200-Victory Award from the OHSFCA. McCord was named The Crescent-News Coach of the Year three times, coached the Defiance Seven County All-Star Game and co-coached the Northwest Ohio Regional All-Star Game.

McCord came to Ayersville High in 1974 and started the football program from scratch. In 30 years he turned the Pilots into 12-time league champions, notched five undefeated regular seasons, made eight appearances in the state playoffs and earned a runner-up finish in the state in 1986. McCord was inducted into the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in April of 2006 and added another prestigious accolade in the fall of 2011, when Ayersville High dedicated its football field in honor of its inaugural coach.

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STUDENT ASSISTANT • THIRD SEASON

McCord thrived as a head coach on the court as well, leading the women’s basketball program at Ayersville for 15 seasons. During his tenure, he picked up 186 wins and took the Lady Pilots to the final four in 1992, en route to earning Coach-of-the-Year honors by The Crescent-News. Craig and his wife, Patti, have three grown children and are the grandparents of nine.

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STUDENT ASSISTANT • THIRD SEASON

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STUDENT ASSISTANT • SECOND SEASON

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Name Brian Mircovich Matt Forry Aaron Spence Leroy Cheatham Jordan Taylor Nick Lopez Jon Carrabino Garrett Teague Joey Chester Brad Sealey James Buari Andre Doran Rayon Calloway Mason Foulk Andrew Prielipp Kyle Keegan Mo Garces Bryan Weaver Pierre Harris Brandon Perry Anthony Sloan Aaron Choice Josh Slayton Vinny Perez Torrence Smith Jarrod Jefferson Wayne Kelly Aaron Smith Isaac Jeffers Tony Sierra Chris King Jorry Matherson Vinny Polverine Kacey Harvey Todd Roberts Sergio Duboise Shaq Monahan-Estes Dee Nance Blaine McGowan Drew Feldhaus Javon Graves Chris Wade Terrence Plummer Zak Bijarro Kevin Wynn Kaleb Rexrode Denzel Moore Tyler MacDonald Trevon Burrell Tucker Mollenkamp Matt Winings Matt Mailhot Seyi Cadmus Kalen Moorman Aaron Sanders

Pos. WR DB QB/P DB DB RB WR QB RB DB LB WR DL DB QB DB WR WR LB DB DB WR DB QB DB RB DB RB DB DB DB DB DB LB RB LB RB RB LB DB DB RB DB DB RB DB RB RB RB RB RB LB DL DL LB

Yr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So.

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

Wt. Hometown / High School 195 Clearwater, FL / East Lake HS 205 Bowling Green, OH / Otsego HS 195 Three Rivers, MI / Three Rivers HS 170 Richmond, VA / Meadowbrook HS 200 Trenton, OH / Edgewood HS 170 Defiance, OH / Defiance HS 180 Monroe, MI / Monroe HS 195 Webberville, MI / Webberville HS 180 Plainwell, MI / Plainwell HS 190 Prospect, OH / Elgin HS 215 Columbus, OH / Walnut Ridge HS 165 West Palm Beach, FL / Palm Beach Gardens HS 210 St. Augustine, FL / St. Augustine HS 190 Marion, OH / Ridgedale HS 185 Britton, MI / Britton Deerfield HS 200 Waynesville, OH / Waynesville HS 175 Queens, NY / North Fort Myers HS 215 Burton, OH / Berkshire HS 195 Toledo, OH / Toledo Rogers HS 170 Cocoa, FL / Space Coast HS 175 Birmingham, AL / River Rouge HS 165 Fort Wayne, IN / South Side HS 200 Fort Wayne, IN / North Side HS 175 Defiance, OH / Ayersville HS 175 Chicago, IL / Benton Harbor HS 180 Toledo, OH / St. Francis de Sales HS 175 Fort Wayne, IN / Concordia Lutheran HS 225 Lima, OH / Bath HS 190 Morenci, MI / Morenci HS 175 Warren, MI / Cousino HS 165 Fort Wayne, IN / Northrop HS 170 Columbia, MD / Atholton HS 180 Middlefield, OH / Cardinal HS 215 Fort Wayne, IN / Bishop Luers HS 190 Miami, FL / Palmetto Senior HS 200 Akron, OH / Buchtel HS 200 Waldo, FL / Gainesville HS 170 Lima, OH / Shawnee HS 225 South Haven, MI / South Haven HS 175 Lutz, FL / Steinbrenner HS 170 Davie, FL / Martin County HS 185 Palm Bay, FL / Melbourne HS 205 Fairborn, OH / Fairborn HS 150 Monroe, MI / Jefferson HS 135 Dayton, OH / Ponitz Tech HS 170 New Madison, OH / National Trail HS 190 Toledo, OH / Scott HS 170 Toledo, OH / Cardinal Stritch HS 190 Auburn Hills, MI / Avondale HS 175 Waynesville, OH / Waynesville HS 245 Lewis Center, OH / Olentangy HS 225 Jacksonville, FL / Bartram Trail HS 225 Beverly Hills, MI / Groves HS 240 Fort Wayne, IN / Snider HS 200 Ansonia, OH / Ansonia HS

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Name Pos. Eric Strickland RB Kimani Smith DL Brody Barr OL Joe Niehaus OL Hunter Robertson LB Justin Harris OL Zachary Lopez LB Kourdon Maxwell DL Adam Hall OL Ryne Rogers DL Jimmy Passmore OL Julien Wilson LB Jon Day DL D.J. Brigham DL Jordan Adkins OL Patrick Hartman OL Jordan Michel OL Andrew Leverenz DL Jordan Dagostaro DL Seth Kimberlin OL Sean Reineck OL Kyle Wilson DL Gregg Pickett DL Tanner Engle OL Stephen Paladino OL Jack McIntee DL Aaron Hall OL Chase Cohen OL Shawn Peterson OL Korey Boutell OL Jeff Dibacco OL Mitch Smith OL Dustin Fanson OL Garrett Waiters OL Lance Vetter OL Jameel Allen DL Bruce Ridley WR Mitch Lhamon TE Sam Mason TE Calab Wagner LB Jeremy Newby TE Spencer Saunders K Jake Andres WR Josh Brisebois WR Curt Morris WR Alvin Williams DL John Smith DL Raphael Braceful DL Jaqwoine Watkins-Rivers DL Zane Hayes DL Cam Napier DL Rick Engelhardt LB Seth Evans DL Cody Lee DL Travis Hunter LB

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Yr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr.

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

Wt. Hometown / High School 200 West Palm Beach, FL / Seminole Ridge HS 230 Cincinnati, OH / Taft HS 270 Portland, MI / Portland HS 260 Grass Lake, MI / Grass Lake HS 215 Howell, MI / Howell HS 270 Indianapolis, IN / Warren Central HS 220 Holland, MI / Holland HS 225 Detroit, MI / Ferndale HS 290 Ansonia, OH / Ansonia HS 230 Richland, MI / Gull Lake HS 260 River Rouge, MI / River Rouge HS 215 Detroit, MI / Oak Park HS 225 West Manchester, OH / National Trail HS 245 Howell, MI / Howell HS 240 Goshen, IN / Goshen HS 240 Holland, OH / Springfield HS 220 St. Mary’s, OH / Memorial HS 215 Clinton, MI / Clinton HS 215 Scotch Plains, NJ / Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS 230 Plymouth, OH / Plymouth HS 255 Clyde, OH / Bellevue Senior HS 210 Wauseon, OH / Wauseon HS 250 Cincinnati, OH / Glen Este HS 265 Harrod, OH / Allen East HS 225 Start, FL / Martin County HS 245 Three Rivers, MI / Three Rivers HS 285 Ansonia, OH / Ansonia HS 270 North Baltimore, OH / North Baltimore HS 250 Detroit, MI / River Rouge HS 260 Hartland, MI / Hartland HS 250 St. Petersburg, FL / Northeast HS 280 Kalamazoo, MI / Plainwell HS 285 Michigan City, IN / Michigan City HS 265 Bradenton, FL / Manatee HS 265 Wapakoneta, OH / Wapakoneta HS 185 South Bend, IN / Clay HS 175 Palmetto, FL / Palmetto HS 215 Lima, OH / Bath HS 215 Bradenton, FL / Manatee HS 220 LaGrange, OH / Keystone HS 200 Lima, OH / Elida HS 165 Springfield, OH / Southeastern Local HS 185 Cincinnati, OH / Glen Este HS 160 Edgewater, FL / New Smyrna Beach HS 160 Kenton, OH / Kenton Senior HS 240 St. Petersburg, FL / Northeast HS 200 Lyons, OH / Evergreen HS 220 Detroit, MI / Southfield HS 205 Akron, OH / Buchtel HS 235 Wellington, OH / Firelands HS 250 West Palm Beach, FL / Palm Beach Gardens HS 205 Toledo, OH / Springfield HS 210 Monroe, MI / Monroe HS 245 Tampa, FL / Jefferson HS 175 Petersburg, MI / Summerfield HS

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DEFIANCE, Ohio - One word can be used to describe nearly everything about the Defiance College football program in 2012, and that word is new. The Purple and Gold will enter the campaign under new head coach Brian Sheehan and will showcase new schemes on both sides of the ball, along with a host of new faces that will be embracing new opportunities. Sheehan and his staff brought in 59 freshmen and enter the season with a 110-man roster that features 30 returning letterwinners and 12 returning starters from the 2011 team that went 4-4 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The even record marked the sixth time in the last seven seasons that DC has ended at .500 or better against conference foes.

where he played in nine varsity contests. Strickland boasts the speed and toughness needed to excel in a successful rushing attack and will have the opportunity to grab the starting role in camp. Moore used a tremendous spring to leap up the depth chart and will join Burrell in battling for carries. A pair of promising rookies will also have an opportunity to impact the rotation, as Aaron Smith and Shaq Monahan-Estes will each get a long look during the preseason and figure to have an impact before the end of the 2012 season.

The hard work appears to be paying off, as a committed and enthused roster has emerged eager to tackle the challenges of reaching its full potential on and off the field in 2012.

RUNNING BACK The Yellow Jackets will also feature a new look in the backfield, with sophomores Eric Strickland, Denzel Moore and Trevon Burrell all hoping to power the DC ground game in 2012. The young trio will be asked to replace the production of All-HCAC rusher, Drew Kuesel, who was the program’s featured back over the majority of the past four campaigns. Strickland will convert from the linebacker slot as a freshman,

SLOT BACK Coach Sheehan’s new-look offense will also utilize the slot back position to complement the power and size of the running backs mentioned previously. Joey Chester enters his third season with the Jackets as the projected starter. Chester has played in 17 games already for DC and averaged 7.3 yards per touch one year ago. Sophomore Todd Roberts played in all 10 outings as a member of the special teams unit during his rookie collegiate season and will be asked to bring his physical approach to the offensive side of the ball in 2012. Newcomer and Defiance High standout, Nick Lopez, will also see time in the backfield for the Yellow Jackets as another

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QUARTERBACK The first challenge will be under center, where juniors Aaron Spence and Garrett Teague will battle for the starting role at quarterback for Defiance. Spence and Teague have seen action at quarterback for DC over the past two seasons as the backups for All-HCAC perfomer and four-year starter, Rick Powell. Both should be able to make a smooth transition into the offense, as their speed and arm strength will translate well into DC’s spread attack. Spence played in five contests in 2011 and capitalized on his lone start by completing 15 passes for 122 yards and rushing for a pair of touchdowns and 107 yards at Franklin. Despite not seeing any varsity action last season, Teague served as the primary backup in 2010 by taking snaps in eight games as a collegiate rookie.

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piece of the exciting freshmen class for Coach Sheehan’s staff. TIGHT END A young Defiance lineup will be the least experienced at the tight end positions, where freshmen Sam Mason and Mitch Lhamon will be asked to contribute immediately. Mason will bring tremendous athleticism and hands to the position for DC, while Lhamon excelled as a blocker during his prep career and will be a valuable part of the running game for Defiance. WIDE RECEIVER In contrast to the youth at the tight end slots, the Jackets will feature seniors Jon Carrabino and Aaron Choice, junior Brian Mircovich and sophomore Bryan Weaver at the wide receiver position. Carrabino and Mircovich have each proven to be impact performers in the DC offense when healthy and could be primed for big years in 2012. Carrabino has played in 27 games over the past three seasons and can exploit opposing defenses with his speed and versatility. Mircovich broke out with 18 catches for 188 yards over his first four varsity showings in 2011 and provides Defiance with a solid route runner on the edges. OFFENSIVE LINE In order for Defiance’s offense to perform more efficiently in 2012,

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it will need steady production from the offensive line throughout the season. The Jackets will turn to returners Chase Cohen, Tanner Engle, Mitch Smith, Seth Kimberlin and Patrick Hartman to anchor the improved unit. That group will be bolstered by a stout incoming crop of linemen, with Joe Niehaus, Garrett Waiters and Lance Vetter leading the pack of freshmen looking to earn time in the trenches.

LINEBACKER Seniors Hunter Robertson and James Buari will be expected to hold down the starting linebacker positions, with junior Blaine McGowan and sophomore Calab Wagner also seeing significant time. Robertson was tabbed as an All-HCAC standout after pacing the Jackets with 79 tackles last season and has picked up 154 stops over the 2010 and 2011 campaigns. Buari earned four starts and played in all 10 games as a junior, and McGowan averaged 9.8 hits over his final four contests and ended his breakout 2011 season with 70 tackles and 5.5 hits for lost yardage.

DEFENSIVE LINE While DC features many new faces on offense, the defensive unit of the Purple and Gold is flush with experienced returners. That is especially true on the front line, where seniors Gregg Pickett and D.J. Brigham join juniors Seth Evans and Andrew Leverenz. The physical group is anchored by All-HCAC tackle, Pickett, who registered 52 tackles, 10.0 hits for lost yardage and 3.5 sacks during his breakout junior year. Brigham also excelled in 2012 with 32 hits and 2.5 sacks. Leverenz boasts the most strength on the roster and used an outstanding camp to position himself for a starting role on the edge, while Evans is also poised to see time as a pass rusher. Juniors Jon Day and Ryne Rogers will join sophomore Jack McIntee and promising freshman Rayon Calloway on the depth chart.

DEFENSIVE BACK Three-time First-Team All-HCAC selection, Tony Sierra, will highlight an experienced secondary for Defiance in 2012. Sierra ended with 52 tackles one year ago and has played in all 30 varsity contests during his outstanding career on the gridiron with the Purple and Gold. Sierra will be joined by fellow seniors Matt Forry, Brad Sealey, Mason Foulk and Jordan Taylor in DC’s new three-safety lineup, with sophomores Vinny Polverine and Torrence Smith also expected to contribute after making significant improvements during the offseason. Another key cog in the secondary will be sophomore Josh Slayton, who

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BRIGHAM earned All-HCAC honors as a collegiate rookie, after finishing third in the HCAC with 10 passes defended in 10 starts. Slayton also notched 27 solo hits among his 41 total tackles in 2011. Senior Kyle Keegan should hold down the other cornerback position, after adding strength during the offseason. Senior Terrence Plummer and junior Kaleb Rexrode could also battle for time, along with an outstanding freshmen trio of Jorry Matherson, Chris King and Leroy Cheatham. Matherson boasts the best speed on the Yellow Jacket roster and could make an impact on the DC return game as well. SPECIAL TEAMS A pair of familiar names will anchor the kicking game, with junior Aaron Spence handling the punting duties and sophomore Spencer Saunders repeating his rookie season role by handling kickoffs, point-after attempts and field goal tries. Saunders connected on 19of-22 point-after tries in 2011 and split the uprights in three of his five field goal attempts. Spence averaged 32.6 yards per punt over 18 attempts and stuck a trio of punts inside the 20-yard line. Spence and Saunders will also be asked to showcase their athletic skill sets on fake plays, which should make the Jackets a dangerous team to defend in fourthdown situations.

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McGOWAN RETURNING LEADERS (2011 Statistics)

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Rushing Touchdowns Joey Chester 2 Aaron Spence 2 Receiving Yards Brian Mircovich 188 Jon Carrabino 84 Receiving Touchdowns Brian Mircovich 1 Total Tackles Hunter Robertson Blaine McGowan Tony Sierra Gregg Pickett

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Tackles for Lost Yardage Gregg Pickett 10.0 Blaine McGowan 5.5 Sacks Gregg Pickett D.J. Brigham Interceptions Tony Sierra

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3 Brian Mircovich Clearwater, FL • WR • Jr.

7 Jon Carrabino Monroe, MI • WR • Sr.

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Matt Forry Aaron Spence Bowling Green, OH • DB • Sr. Three Rivers, MI • QB/P • Jr.

8 Garrett Teague Webberville, MI • QB • Jr.

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9 Joey Chester Plainwell, MI • RB • Jr.

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Mason Foulk Marion, OH • DB • Sr.

Andrew Prielipp Britton, MI • QB • Fr.

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Pierre Harris Toledo, OH • LB • Fr.

Brandon Perry Cocoa, FL • DB • Fr.

Rayon Calloway St. Augustine, FL • DL • Fr.

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Torrence Smith Chicago, IL • DB • So.

Jarrod Jefferson Toledo, OH • RB • Fr.

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Shaq Monahan-Estes Waldo, FL • RB • Fr.

Jorry Matherson Columbia, MD • DB • Fr.

32 Dee Nance Lima, OH • RB • Fr.

Anthony Sloan Birmingham, AL • DB • Fr.

21 Wayne Kelly Fort Wayne, IN • DB • Fr.

27 Vinny Polverine Middlefield, OH • DB • So.

32 Blaine McGowan S. Haven, MI • LB • Jr.

4 Leroy Cheatham Richmond, VA • DB • Fr.

9 Brad Sealey Prospect, OH • DB • Sr.

13 Kyle Keegan Waynesville, OH • DB • Sr.

18 Aaron Choice Fort Wayne, IN • WR • Sr.

22 Aaron Smith Lima, OH • RB • Fr.

28 Kacey Harvey Fort Wayne, IN • LB • Fr.

33 Drew Feldhaus Lutz, FL • DB • Fr.

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5 Jordan Taylor Trenton, OH • DB • Sr.

10 James Buari Columbus, OH • LB • Sr.

6 Nick Lopez Defiance, OH • RB • Fr.

11 Andre Doran W. Palm Beach, FL • WR • Fr.

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Bryan Weaver Burton, OH • WR • Jr.

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Tony Sierra Warren, MI • DB • Sr.

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Terrence Plummer Fairborn, OH • DB • Sr.

Zak Bijarro Monroe, MI • DB • Fr.

Kevin Wynn Dayton, OH • RB • Fr.

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48 Aaron Sanders Ansonia, OH • LB • So.

53 Justin Harris Indianapolis, IN • OL • Fr.

56 Julien Wilson Detroit, MI • LB • Fr.

62 Andrew Leverenz Clinton, MI • DL • Jr.

68 Tanner Engle Harrod, OH • OL • So.

49 Eric Strickland W. Palm Beach, FL • RB • So.

53 Zachary Lopez Holland, MI • LB • So.

58 Jon Day W. Manchester, OH • DL • Jr.

63 Jordan Dagostaro Scotch Plains, NJ • DL • Fr.

69 Stephen Paladino Start, FL • OL • Fr.

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Matt Winings Lewis Center, OH • RB • Fr.

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Matt Mailhot Jacksonville, FL • LB • Fr.

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Kimani Smith Cincinnati, OH • DL • Fr.

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Brody Barr Portland, MI • OL • Fr.

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Denzel Moore Toledo, OH • RB • So.

Tyler MacDonald Toledo, OH • RB • Fr.

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Seyi Cadmus Beverly Hills, MI • DL • So.

52 Joe Niehaus Grass Lake, MI • OL • Fr.

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Adam Hall Ansonia, OH • OL • Jr.

Ryne Rogers Richland, MI • DL • Jr.

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Jordan Adkins Goshen, IN • OL • Fr.

Patrick Hartman Holland, OH • OL • Sr.

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Sean Reineck Clyde, OH • OL • So.

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Kourdon Maxwell Detroit, MI • DL • Fr.

59 D.J. Brigham Howell, MI • DL • Sr.

Jack McIntee Three Rivers, MI • DL • So.

Aaron Hall Ansonia, OH • OL • Fr.

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Kyle Wilson Wauseon, OH • DL • Fr.

71 Chase Cohen N. Baltimore, OH • OL • So.

Kalen Moorman Fort Wayne, IN • DL • Fr.

52 Hunter Robertson Howell, MI • LB • Sr.

56 Jimmy Passmore River Rouge, MI • OL • Fr.

62 Jordan Michel St. Mary’s, OH • OL • Fr.

67 Gregg Pickett Cincinnati, OH • DL • Sr.

72 Shawn Peterson Detroit, MI • OL • Fr.

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73 Korey Boutell Hartland, MI • OL • Fr.

80 Jameel Allen South Bend, IN • DL • Fr.

86 Spencer Saunders Springfield, OH • K • So.

92 Raphael Braceful Detroit, MI • DL • Fr.

98 Cody Lee Tampa, FL • DL • Fr.

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74 Jeff Dibacco St. Petersburg, FL • OL • Fr.

81 Bruce Ridley Palmetto, FL • WR • So.

87 Jake Andres Cincinnati, OH • WR • Fr.

93 Jaqwoine Watkins-Rivers Akron, OH • DL • Fr.

99 Travis Hunter Petersburg, MI • LB • Fr.

75 Mitch Smith Kalamazoo, MI • OL • Jr.

82 Mitch Lhamon Lima, OH • TE • Fr.

88 Josh Brisebois Edgewater, FL • WR • Fr.

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Sam Mason Bradenton, FL • TE • Fr.

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Calab Wagner LaGrange, OH • LB • So.

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Curt Morris Kenton, OH • WR • So.

95 Cam Napier W. Palm Beach, FL • DL • Fr.

Alvin Williams St. Petersburg, FL • DL • Fr.

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FLORIDA (21) Bartram Trail ................... Matt Mailhot East Lake .................. Brian Mircovich Gainesville ....... Shaq Monahan-Estes Jefferson .............................. Cody Lee Manatee .......................... Sam Mason Manatee ..................... Garrett Waiters Martin County ............... Javon Graves Martin County ......... Stephen Paladino Melbourne ....................... Chris Wade New Smyrna Beach ...... Josh Brisebois Northeast ........................ Jeff Dibacco Northeast ...................... Alvin Williams North Fort Myers ............... Mo Garces Palm Beach Gardens ..... Andre Doran Palm Beach Gardens ...... Cam Napier Palmetto ......................... Bruce Ridley Palmetto Senior ............. Todd Roberts Seminole Ridge ........... Eric Strickland Space Coast ................ Brandon Perry St. Augustine ............ Rayon Calloway Steinbrenner ............... Drew Feldhaus

Britton Deerfield ......... Andrew Prielipp Clinton..................... Andrew Leverenz Cousino ............................ Tony Sierra Ferndale ................. Kourdon Maxwell Grass Lake ..................... Joe Niehaus Groves ........................... Seyi Cadmus Gull Lake ....................... Ryne Rogers Hartland ......................... Korey Boutell Holland ....................... Zachary Lopez Howell ............................ D.J. Brigham Howell ..................... Hunter Robertson Jefferson ............................ Zak Bijarro Monroe ........................ Jon Carrabino Monroe ............................. Seth Evans Morenci ........................... Isaac Jeffers Oak Park ....................... Julien Wilson Plainwell ........................ Joey Chester Plainwell .......................... Mitch Smith Portland ............................. Brody Barr River Rouge ........... Jimmy Passmore River Rouge ............. Shawn Peterson River Rouge ................ Anthony Sloan Southfield ............... Raphael Braceful South Haven ............ Blaine McGowan Summerfield .................. Travis Hunter Three Rivers .................. Jack McIntee Three Rivers ................ Aaron Spence Webberville ................. Garrett Teague

Berkshire ..................... Bryan Weaver Buchtel ...................... Sergio Duboise Buchtel ....... Jaqwoine Watkins-Rivers Cardinal ..................... Vinny Polverine Cardinal-Stritch ........ Tyler MacDonald Defiance ........................... Nick Lopez Edgewood .................... Jordan Taylor Elgin ............................... Brad Sealey Elida ........................... Jeremy Newby Evergreen ......................... John Smith Fairborn ................. Terrence Plummer Firelands .......................... Zane Hayes Glen Este ........................ Jake Andres Glen Este ...................... Gregg Pickett Kenton Senior ................... Curt Morris Keystone ..................... Calab Wagner Memorial ....................... Jordan Michel National Trail ......................... Jon Day National Trail .............. Kaleb Rexrode North Baltimore ............ Chase Cohen Olentangy ...................... Matt Winings Otsego ................................ Matt Forry Plymouth ..................... Seth Kimberlin Ponitz Tech ...................... Kevin Wynn Ridgedale ...................... Mason Foulk Scott ............................. Denzel Moore Shawnee .......................... Dee Nance Southeastern Local ...... Spencer Saunders Springfield ................. Rick Engelhardt Springfield ................ Patrick Hartman St. Francis de Sales ...... Jarrod Jefferson Taft ................................. Kimani Smith Toledo Rogers ................ Pierre Harris Walnut Ridge .................. James Buari Wapakoneta ................... Lance Vetter Wauseon ......................... Kyle Wilson Waynesville .................... Kyle Keegan Waynesville ......... Tucker Mollenkamp

INDIANA (10) Bishop Luers ................ Kacey Harvey Clay ................................ Jameel Allen Concordia Lutheran ........ Wayne Kelly Goshen ........................ Jordan Adkins Michigan City ............... Dustin Fanson NEW JERSEY (1) Northrop ............................ Chris King North Side ..................... Josh Slayton Scotch Plains-Fanwood .... Jordan Dagostaro Snider ........................ Kalen Moorman OHIO (46) South Side .................... Aaron Choice Warren Central ............... Justin Harris Allen East ...................... Tanner Engle Ansonia ............................ Aaron Hall Ansonia ............................. Adam Hall MARYLAND (1) Atholton .................... Jorry Matherson Ansonia ..................... Aaron Sanders Ayersville ......................... Vinny Perez Bath ............................. Mitch Lhamon MICHIGAN (30) VIRGINIA (1) Avondale ....................... Trevon Burrell Bath ................................ Aaron Smith Benton Harbor ............ Torrence Smith Bellevue Senior ............ Sean Reineck Meadowbrook .......... Leroy Cheatham

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# Name 60 Jordan Adkins 80 Jameel Allen 87 Jake Andres 51 Brody Barr 37 Zak Bijarro 73 Korey Boutell 92 Raphael Braceful 59 D.J. Brigham 88 Josh Brisebois 10 James Buari 42 Trevon Burrell 46 Seyi Cadmus 11 Rayon Calloway 7 Jon Carrabino 4 Leroy Cheatham 9 Joey Chester 18 Aaron Choice 71 Chase Cohen 63 Jordan Dagostaro 58 Jon Day 74 Jeff Dibacco 11 Andre Doran 30 Sergio Duboise 96 Rick Engelhardt 68 Tanner Engle 97 Seth Evans 76 Dustin Fanson 33 Drew Feldhaus 3 Matt Forry 12 Mason Foulk 14 Mo Garces 34 Javon Graves 70 Aaron Hall 55 Adam Hall 53 Justin Harris 15 Pierre Harris 61 Patrick Hartman 28 Kacey Harvey 94 Zane Hayes 99 Travis Hunter 22 Isaac Jeffers 20 Jarrod Jefferson 13 Kyle Keegan 21 Wayne Kelly 65 Seth Kimberlin 25 Chris King 98 Cody Lee 62 Andrew Leverenz 82 Mitch Lhamon 6 Nick Lopez 53 Zachary Lopez 41 Tyler MacDonald 45 Matt Mailhot 83 Sam Mason 26 Jorry Matherson

54 Kourdon Maxwell 32 Blaine McGowan 69 Jack McIntee 62 Jordan Michel 3 Brian Mircovich 43 Tucker Mollenkamp 31 Shaq Monahan-Estes 40 Denzel Moore 47 Kalen Moorman 89 Curt Morris 32 Dee Nance 95 Cam Napier 85 Jeremy Newby 52 Joe Niehaus 69 Stephen Paladino 56 Jimmy Passmore 19 Vinny Perez 16 Brandon Perry 72 Shawn Peterson 67 Gregg Pickett 36 Terrence Plummer 27 Vinny Polverine 13 Andrew Prielipp 66 Sean Reineck 39 Kaleb Rexrode 81 Bruce Ridley 30 Todd Roberts 52 Hunter Robertson 55 Ryne Rogers 48 Aaron Sanders 86 Spencer Saunders 9 Brad Sealey 24 Tony Sierra 18 Josh Slayton 17 Anthony Sloan 22 Aaron Smith 91 John Smith 50 Kimani Smith 75 Mitch Smith 19 Torrence Smith 4 Aaron Spence 49 Eric Strickland 5 Jordan Taylor 8 Garrett Teague 79 Lance Vetter 35 Chris Wade 84 Calab Wagner 77 Garrett Waiters 93 Jaqwoine Watkins-Rivers 15 Bryan Weaver 90 Alvin Williams 56 Julien Wilson 66 Kyle Wilson 44 Matt Winings 38 Kevin Wynn

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2011 REVIEW

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SEASON RESULTS

Record Overall All-Games 4-6 Conference 4-4 Non-Conference 0-2 Date Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 8

Opponent Muskingum Adrian Hanover* at Franklin* at Mount St. Joseph*

W/L L L L L W

OVERALL TEAM STATISTICS

DC SCORING 170 Points Per Game 17.0 FIRST DOWNS 158 Rushing 91 Passing 57 Penalty 10 RUSHING YARDAGE 1,651 Yards Gained Rushing 1,981 Yards Lost Rushing 330 Rushing Attempts 414 Average Per Rush 4.0 Average Per Game 165.1 TDs Rushing 17 PASSING YARDAGE 1,380 Comp-Att-Int 130-268-8 Average Per Pass 5.1 Average Per Catch 10.6 Average Per Game 138.0 TDs Passing 3 TOTAL OFFENSE 3,031 Total Plays 682 Average Per Play 4.4 Average Per Game 303.1 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS 53-971 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 18.3 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS 15-179 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 11.9 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS 7-63 INT RETURN AVERAGE 9.0 FUMBLES-LOST 14-10 PENALTIES-YARDS 86-776 Average Per Game 77.6 PUNTS-YARDS 59-2,075 Average Per Punt 35.2 Net Punt Average 30.6 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME 31:47 3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS 47-152 3rd-Down Pct. 30.9 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS 16-34 4th-Down Pct. 47.1 SACKS BY-YARDS 22-150 MISC YARDS 64 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 23 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 3-5 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 PAT-ATTEMPTS 19-23

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OPP 280 28.0 177 85 68 24 1,687 2,046 359 399 4.2 168.7 25 1,699 138-269-7 6.3 12.3 169.9 10 3,386 668 5.1 338.6 28-418 14.9 16-147 9.2 8-101 12.6 13-4 55-487 48.7 49-1,897 38.7 31.4 28:13 53-144 36.8 9-22 40.1 32-193 0 36 11-16 0-0 29-36

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT TOTAL Defiance College 32 52 20 66 0 170 Opponents 72 91 41 76 0 280

Home 1-5 1-3 0-2

Score 24-7 27-6 37-12 52-14 23-13

Date Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12

Away 3-1 3-1 0-0

Opponent Earlham* at Anderson* at Rose-Hulman* Manchester* Bluffton*

W/L W W W L L

Neutral 0-0 0-0 0-0 Score 26-10 28-21 21-18 32-6 46-27

INDIVIDUAL OFFENSIVE STATISTICS

RUSHING GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G Drew Kuesel 10 159 686 31 655 4.1 8 34 65.5 Rick Powell 10 164 832 267 565 3.4 4 44 56.5 Joey Chester 9 19 138 0 138 7.3 2 61 15.3 Aaron Spence 5 22 132 1 131 6.0 2 17 26.2 Jerry Blount 8 31 151 20 131 4.2 1 27 16.4 Adrian Williams 6 10 35 1 34 3.4 0 15 5.7 Nick Wiedenhoft 10 2 3 0 3 1.5 0 3 0.3 Tony Sierra 10 1 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 0 -0.1 Wallace Archie 6 5 4 7 -3 -0.6 0 4 -0.5 Total Opponents

10 414 1,981 330 1,651 4.0 17 61 165.1 10 399 2,046 359 1,687 4.2 25 66 168.7

PASSING Rick Powell Aaron Spence

GP Effic Comp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Long Avg/G 10 90.65 112-233-6 48.1 1,206 3 58 120.6 5 81.76 18-35-2 51.4 174 0 22 34.8

Total Opponents

10 89.49 10 111.42

130-268-8 48.5 1,380 3 138-269-7 51.3 1,699 10

58 138.0 67 169.9

RECEIVING GP No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G Nick Wiedenhoft 10 34 436 12.8 1 47 43.6 Drew Kuesel 10 20 137 6.8 0 21 13.7 Andy Cessna 9 19 228 12.0 0 22 25.3 Brian Mircovich 8 19 188 9.9 1 58 23.5 Wallace Archie 7 10 136 13.6 1 29 19.4 Jon Carrabino 7 10 84 8.4 0 20 12.0 Aaron Choice 9 5 37 7.4 0 13 4.1 Joey Chester 9 3 42 14.0 0 32 4.7 Bryan Weaver 3 3 34 11.3 0 15 11.3 Patrick Hartman 8 3 24 8.0 0 16 3.0 Adrian Williams 6 2 28 14.0 0 24 4.7 Todd Roberts 10 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.3 Tony Sierra 10 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.3 Total Opponent

10 130 1,380 10 138 1,699

10.6 3 12.3 10

58 138.0 67 169.9

Bold Denotes Returning Student-Athlete.

McGOWAN, PICKETT, SIERRA AND BUARI TEAMED FOR 22.5 TFL IN 2011.

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INDIVIDUAL DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

[--------------- Tackles ---------------] [-- Sacks --] [------- Pass Def --------] [---Fumble ---] Blkd Name GP Solo Ast Total TFL - Yds No. - Yds Int. - Yds BrUp QBH Rcv - Yds FF Kick Saf Hunter Robertson 10 28 51 79 4.0 - 19 0.5 - 4 - - 2 - - - Blaine McGowan 9 33 37 70 5.5 - 16 0.5 - 2 - - 3 1 - 0 - - Tony Sierra 10 26 26 52 5.0 - 29 - 2 - 31 6 - - - - Gregg Pickett 10 16 36 52 10.0 - 38 3.5 - 20 1 - 32 1 - - - - Matt Forry 10 15 27 42 4.5 - 17 1.5 - 9 - - - - - 1 Josh Slayton 10 27 14 41 1.0 - 4 - - 10 - - - - Joemese Scott 10 16 22 38 9.5 - 29 4.0 - 14 - - 4 1 - 74 - - Pat McDonald 7 17 21 38 9.0 - 40 2.5 - 21 - 1 - - - - Eric Rubio 7 24 10 34 4.0 - 20 1.0 - 9 - 2 - - - - D.J. Brigham 10 11 21 32 5.0 - 29 2.5 - 23 - - - - - - James Buari 10 9 22 31 2.0 - 17 1.5 - 16 1 - 0 1 2 - - - Kyle Keegan 10 14 10 24 0.5 - 2 - 1 - 0 5 - - - - Mason Foulk 8 13 9 22 - - - 1 1 1 - 0 1 - Andrew Leverenz 10 6 13 19 3.5 - 15 1.5 - 12 - - - 1 - 0 - - Chrys Killebrew 8 13 6 19 - - 1 - 0 - - - - - Josh Edwards 6 11 7 18 - - - 3 1 - - - Brad Sealey 9 7 7 14 2.5 - 12 0.5 - 2 1 - 0 - - - - - Mike Carrabino 8 3 6 9 1.5 - 6 0.5 - 5 - - 1 - - - Josh Bowie-Williams 8 5 4 9 2.0 - 4 1.0 - 2 - - - - - - Thomas McCrea 8 4 4 8 0.5 - 3 - - - - - - - Eric Strickland 9 4 3 7 - - - - - - - - Zach Fishel 7 2 4 6 0.5 - 0 - - - - - - - Brian Michel 6 3 2 5 - - - - - - - - Ian Stubbins 3 3 2 5 - - - - - - - - Todd Roberts 10 3 2 5 - - - - - - - - Johnny Pineda 7 1 3 4 0.5 - 4 0.5 - 4 - - 2 - 1 - Jamario Belton 3 1 2 3 1.5 - 2 - - - - - - - Tyler Holz 1 - 3 3 - - - - - - - - Jon Carrabino 7 1 1 2 - - - - - - - - Adrian Williams 6 2 - 2 - - - - - - - - Lamont Howard 5 1 1 2 - - - - - - - - Team 10 1 1 2 - - - - - - - - 1 Seth Evans 5 - 2 2 - - - - - - - - Isaac Jeffers 4 - 2 2 - - - - - - - - Rick Powell 10 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Matt Dorozsko 2 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Aaron Spence 5 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Joey Chester 9 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Deon Smith 4 - 1 1 - - - - - - - - Anton Jackson 2 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Nick Wiedenhoft 10 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Darshawn Walker 2 - 1 1 - - - - - - - - Andy Cessna 9 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Ryan Black 8 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Marquise Lee 1 - 1 1 0.5 - 7 0.5 - 7 - - - - - - 1 Jerry Blount 8 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Spencer Saunders 10 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Adam Hall 3 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Defiance 10 331 384 715 73 - 313 22 - 150 7 - 63 30 16 4 - 74 2 1 2 Opponents 10 371 391 762 75 - 318 32 - 193 8 - 101 23 13 10 - 4 9 3 -

INDIVIDUAL SPECIAL TEAMS STATISTICS FIELD GOALS FGM - FG Spencer Saunders 3 - 5

Pct 60.0

01-19 20-29 0-0 2-2

PUNTING Matt Oliver Aaron Spence Rick Powell

Yds 1,440 587 48

Avg 37.9 32.6 24.0

No. 38 18 2

30-39 40-49 1-3 0-0

Long TB 60 5 57 0 30 1

FC 7 3 0

50-99 Long Blkd 0-0 33 0 I20 8 3 1

50+ 3 1 0

PUNT RETURNS Tony Sierra Nick Wiedenhoft

No. 13 2

Yds 175 4

Avg 13.5 2.0

TD 1 0

Long 85 7

KICK RETURNS (Top Three) Wallace Archie Tony Sierra Jerry Blount

No. 22 17 3

Yds 484 296 86

Avg 22.0 17.4 28.7

TD 0 0 0

Long 53 32 48

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ALL-TIME HISTORY

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Year W-L-T PCT PF PA 1900-02 ..... NO TEAM FIELDED 1903 .......... 0-1-0 ........... .000 ............ 0 ................ 23 1904 .......... 1-4-0 ........... .200 ............ 32 .............. 68 1905 .......... 1-2-0 ........... .333 ............ 16 .............. 79 1906-13 ..... NO TEAM FIELDED 1914 .......... 1-1-0 ........... .500 ............ 19 .............. 57 1915 .......... 2-3-0 ........... .400 ............ 49 ............ 163 1916 .......... 1-5-0 ........... .167 ............ 41 ............ 182 1917 .......... NO TEAM FIELDED 1918 .......... 0-2-0 ........... .000 ............ 27 .............. 45 1919 .......... 1-1-0 ........... .500 ............ 20 .............. 12 1920 .......... 3-4-0 ........... .429 ............ 82 ............. 111 1921 .......... 3-5-1 ........... .375 ............ 171 .......... 132 1922 .......... 3-6-0 ........... .333 ............ 71 ............ 207 1923 .......... 3-4-1 ........... .429 ............ 82 ............. 111 1924 .......... 7-1-0 ........... .875 ............ 163 ............ 45 1925 .......... 0-6-2 ........... .000 ............ 11 ............ 112 1926 .......... 3-6-0 ........... .333 ............ 45 ............ 132 1927 .......... 5-3-0 ........... .625 ........... 112 ............ 70 1928 .......... 3-3-2 ........... .500 ............ 90 .............. 93 1929 .......... 3-4-0 ........... .429 ............ 73 .............. 84 1930 .......... 3-4-0 ........... .429 ............ 56 .............. 64 1931 .......... 6-0-1 ........... 1.000 .......... 111 ............ 25 1932 .......... 3-5-0 ........... .375 ............ 70 ............ 108 1933 .......... 3-6-0 ........... .333 ............ 81 ............ 137 1934 .......... 3-3-1 ........... .500 ............ 68 .............. 71 1935 .......... 5-2-1 ........... .714 ............ 117 ............ 72 1936 .......... 3-3-1 ........... .500 ............ 59 .............. 92 1937 .......... 4-3-0 ........... .571 ............ 57 .............. 88 1938 .......... 1-3-2 ........... .250 ............ 34 ............ 130 1939 .......... 0-6-0 ........... .000 ............ 17 ............ 233 1940 .......... 1-5-1 ........... .167 ............ 16 ............ 159 1941 .......... 3-3-0 ........... .500 ............ 89 .............. 96 1942 .......... 1-3-0 ........... .250 ............ 26 ............ 113

Rank Name (Years Coached) 1. Robert Taylor (2003-2011) .................... 2. Malen Luke (1988-1993) ...................... 3. Roger Merb (1967-1970) ...................... 4. Greg Pscodna (1996-2002) .................. 5. Mike Snyder (1974-1978) ..................... 6. Gary Shaefer (1979-1984) ................... 7. Richard Small (1954-1963) .................. 8. Kirk Mee (1964-1966) ........................... 9. Lance Tigyer (1971-1973) .................... 10. Emerald Wilson (1927-1930) ................ 11. Victor Rowen (1951-1953) .................... 12. Larry Schultz(1946-1947) ..................... Gilbert B. Smith (1933-1935) ................ 14. Ernest Miller (1923-1924) ..................... 15. Frederic Bennetts (1948-1950) ............

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Team Adrian Akron Albion Alfred State Alma Anderson Ashland Assumption Augastana Baldwin-Wallace Ball State Battle Creek Bethany Bluffton Bowling Green Buffalo Canterbury Capital

W L T 28 29 1 0 2 0 0 11 0 0 4 0 3 9 0 32 18 1 7 17 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 44 41 2 5 10 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1

YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS 1943-45 ..... NO TEAM FIELDED 1946 .......... 6-2-0 ........... .750 ............ 91 .............. 64 1947 .......... 5-2-0 ........... .714 ............ 126 ............ 50 1948 .......... 4-4-0 ........... .500 ............ 118 ............ 63 1949 .......... 2-7-0 ........... .222 ............ 99 ............ 167 1950 .......... 3-6-0 ........... .333 ............ 74 ............ 213 1951 .......... 0-6-0 ........... .000 ............ 20 ............ 135 1952 .......... 4-4-0 ........... .500 ............ 130 ............ 99 1953 .......... 8-0-0 ........... 1.000 .......... 163 ............ 59 1954 .......... 4-4-0 ........... .500 ............ 89 .............. 99 1955 .......... 1-7-1 ........... .125 ............ 75 ............ 193 1956 .......... 0-8-1 ........... .000 ............ 42 ............ 296 1957 .......... 3-5-0 ........... .375 ............ 81 ............ 142 1958 .......... 4-4-0 ........... .500 ............ 96 ............ 125 1959 .......... 1-8-0 ........... .111 ............ 64 ............ 176 1960 .......... 1-7-1 ........... .125 ............ 112 .......... 203 1961 .......... 3-5-0 ........... .375 ............ 157 .......... 169 1962 .......... 5-3-0 ........... .625 ............ 135 .......... 101 1963 .......... 2-6-0 ........... .250 ............ 38 ............ 170 1964 .......... 4-4-0 ........... .500 ............ 136 .......... 132 1965 .......... 5-4-0 ........... .556 ............ 118 .......... 134 1966 .......... 9-0-0 ........... 1.000 .......... 218 ............ 42 1967 .......... 7-2-0 ........... .778 ............ 148 .......... 118 1968 .......... 7-2-0 ........... .778 ............ 250 ............ 95 1969 .......... 9-0-0 ........... 1.000 .......... 283 ............ 55 1970 .......... 7-2-0 ........... .778 ............ 212 ............ 77 1971 .......... 5-4-0 ........... .556 ............ 136 .......... 118 1972 .......... 5-4-0 ........... .556 ............ 137 .......... 129 1973 .......... 7-2-0 ........... .778 ............ 207 ............ 97 1974 .......... 5-5-0 ........... .500 ............ 151 .......... 135 1975 .......... 4-5-0 ........... .444 ............ 75 ............ 100 1976 .......... 6-3-0 ........... .667 ............ 136 .......... 141 1977 .......... 6-2-1 ........... .750 ............ 184 ............ 67 1978 .......... 6-3-0 ........... .667 ............ 150 .......... 127 1979 .......... 3-6-0 ........... .333 ............ 148 .......... 154

1980 .......... 4-5-0 ........... .444 ............ 132 .......... 171 1981 .......... 4-5-0 ........... .444 ............ 136 .......... 155 1982 .......... 5-4-0 ........... .555 ............ 131 .......... 157 1983 .......... 5-4-0 ........... .555 ............ 258 .......... 172 1984 .......... 4-4-1 ........... .500 ............ 204 .......... 236 1985 .......... 2-7-0 ........... .222 ............ 69 ............ 295 1986 .......... 0-9-0 ........... .000 ............ 91 ............ 317 1987 .......... 1-8-0 ........... .111 ............ 109 .......... 304 1988 .......... 0-9-0 ........... .000 ............ 122 .......... 287 1989 .......... 3-6-0 ........... .333 ............ 181 .......... 233 1990 .......... 7-3-0 ........... .700 ............ 244 .......... 159 1991 .......... 8-2-0 ........... .800 ............ 268 .......... 120 1992 .......... 9-1-0 ........... .900 ............ 344 ............ 96 1993 .......... 9-1-0 ........... .900 ............ 439 .......... 159 1994 .......... 6-4-0 ........... .600 ............ 239 .......... 251 1995 .......... 2-7-0 ........... .222 ............ 113 .......... 272 1996 .......... 3-6-0 ........... .333 ............ 136 .......... 250 1997 .......... 1-8-0 ........... .111 ............ 96 ............ 312 1998 .......... 3-6-0 ........... .333 ............ 136 .......... 250 1999 .......... 4-5-0 ........... .444 ............ 201 .......... 267 2000 .......... 7-3-0 ........... .700 ............ 228 .......... 138 2001 .......... 8-3-0 ........... .737 ............ 302 .......... 189 2002 .......... 3-7-0 ........... .333 ............ 216 .......... 265 2003 .......... 4-6-0 ........... .400 ............ 213 .......... 285 2004 .......... 1-9-0 ........... .100 ............ 104 .......... 287 2005 .......... 6-4-0 ........... .600 ............ 230 .......... 220 2006 .......... 7-3-0 ........... .700 ............ 163 .......... 122 2007 .......... 5-5-0 ........... .500 ............ 208 .......... 206 2008 .......... 4-6-0 ........... .400 ............ 166 .......... 243 2009 .......... 4-6-0 ........... .400 ............ 197 .......... 221 2010 .......... 6-4-0 ........... .600 ............ 229 .......... 181 2011 ........... 4-6-0 ........... .400 ............ 170 .......... 280 All-Time ...... 366-409-18 .... .472 ............ 12,611 ..... 14,459

ALL-TIME COACHING RECORDS

Yrs W L 9 ......... 38 ......... 48 ........ 6 ......... 36 ......... 22 ........ 4 ......... 30 ......... 6 .......... 7 ......... 29 ......... 38 ........ 5 ......... 27 ......... 18 ........ 6 ......... 25 ......... 28 ........ 10 ....... 24 ......... 57 ........ 3 ......... 18 ......... 8 .......... 3 ......... 17 ......... 10 ........ 4 ......... 14 ......... 14 ........ 2 ......... 12 ......... 10 ........ 2 ......... 11 ......... 4 .......... 3 ......... 11 ......... 11 ........ 2 ......... 10 ......... 5 .......... 3 ......... 9 ........... 17 ........

Case Western Cedarville Central State Central Michigan Centre Concordia Danville Davidson Dayton Detroit Detroit Tech Earlham Ferris State Findlay Franklin Ft. Wayne Med. Gannon (PA) Georgetown Grace

T Pct. 0 ..........442 0 ........ .621 0 ........ .833 0 ..........433 1 ........ .600 1 ........ .472 3 ........ .296 0 ........ .692 0 ........ .630 2 ........ .500 0 ........ .545 0 ........ .733 2 ........ .500 1 ........ .667 0 ........ .346

16. 18. 20. 21. 27. 28. 31.

Merner Call (1936-1938) ...................... Ed Stults (1994-1995) .......................... Paul Lyne (1931) .................................. Charles Vanderscoff (1921-1922) ......... Virgil Bingman (1941-1942) .................. Nate Jenson (2011) .............................. Abraham J. Sharadin (1920) ................ Carl Voltmer (1932) .............................. George Thompson (1915-1916) ........... Paul Mason (1925-1926) ...................... Bob Kuszmaul (1985-1987) .................. C.A. Darling (1904-1905) ..................... J.D. Kibler (1914) ................................. Orin Snyder (1919) ............................... N.M. Jorgensen (1939-1940) ............... Brian Sheehan (2012-Present) ..........

ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS

1 1 0 6 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6 4 0 0 1 0 6 2 0 13 6 0 2 1 0 21 32 1 4 9 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0

Grand Rapids Grand Valley Grove City Hanover Heidelberg Highland Park Hillsdale Hiram Holbrook Hope Huntington Indianapolis John Carroll John Marshall Kalamazoo Kent State Kenyon Lawrence Tech Lima Central

3 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 12 19 0 2 8 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 5 0 0 1 1 4 1 0 1 3 1 1 0 0

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Lima College 1 0 0 Manchester 27 18 0 Miami (OH) 0 1 0 Muskingum 1 4 0 Mt. St. Joseph 11 9 0 Mount Union 0 5 0 Northwood 1 2 0 Ohio Northern 7 6 1 Ohio Wesleyan 0 2 0 Olivet 17 9 0 Olivet Nazarene 1 0 0 Otterbein 3 5 0 Rio Grande 1 0 0 Rockford 2 0 0 Rose-Hulman 5 1 0 Salem 1 0 0 St. Joseph’s 0 1 0 Slippery Rock 0 1 0 Steubenville 1 0 0

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TEAM RECORDS GAME RECORDS

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SEASON RECORDS

Total Offense

Total Offense

Rushing

Rushing

Passing

Passing

Points ...................................... 118 vs. Findlay, 1921 Yards ........................ 600 vs. Olivet Nazarene, 1993 First Downs ........................ 30 vs. Manchester, 2001 Plays ........................................ 96 vs. Hanover, 2003 Attempts ................................... 75 vs. Bluffton, 1980 Yards ........................... 437 vs. Mt. St. Joseph, 1990 First Downs .............................. 19 vs. Hanover, 1992 Touchdowns ............................... 6 vs. Bluffton, 1993 Attempts ........................ 51 vs. Mt. St. Joseph, 1997 Completions ............................ 33 vs. Hanover, 2002 Yards ..................................... 444 vs. Hanover, 2002 First Downs .............................. 20 vs. Hanover, 2002 Touchdowns ..................... 5 vs. Rose-Hulman, 2007

Defense

Sacks ......................................... 9 vs. Hanover, 1992 Interceptions ......................... 7 vs. Wilmington, 1990 Fumbles Recovered ........ 7 vs. Mt. St. Joseph, 1993 Turnovers ........................ 9 vs. Mt. St. Joseph, 1993

Points ........................................ 439 ................. 1993 Yards ......................................... 4,541 .............. 1993 First Downs ............................... 222 ................. 2001 Plays ......................................... 762 ................. 2001 Attempts .................................... 547 ................. 1990 Yards ......................................... 2,488 .............. 1990 First Downs ............................... 118 ................. 2001 Touchdowns .............................. 30 ................... 1993

Attempts .................................... 352 ................. 1999 Completions .............................. 209 ................. 1999 Yards ......................................... 2,386 .............. 1999 Interceptions Thrown ................ 26 ................... 1986 First Downs ............................... 110 ................. 1999 Touchdowns .............................. 24 ................... 1993

Defense

Interceptions ............................. 25.................... 1990 Fumbles Recovered .................. 18 ................... 1996 Turnovers Forced ...................... 40 ................... 1990

CONFERENCE TITLES

Year

Conference

Coach

1920 .................. Northwest Ohio .................. Sharadin 1924 .................. Northwest Ohio ........................ Miller 1931 .................. Northwest Ohio ......................... Lyne 1953 .................. Mid-Ohio ............................... Rowen 1962 .................. Mid-Ohio .................................. Small 1966 .................. Mid-Ohio .................................... Mee 1968 .................. Mid-Ohio .................................. Merb 1969 .................. Mid-Ohio .................................. Merb 1970 .................. Mid-Ohio .................................. Merb 1976 .................. Hoosier-Buckeye .................. Snyder 1977 .................. Hoosier-Buckeye .................. Snyder 2001 .................. Heartland ............................ Pscodna

STREAKS/SCORING Overall Streaks

Consecutive Wins ................................. 18, 1968-1970 Consecutive Losses ............................. 18, 1985-1987

Conference Streaks

Consecutive Wins ................. 9 (Mid-Ohio), 1968-1970 Consecutive Losses ............. 8 (Mid-Ohio), 1950-1951

Points-Per-Game

Most Scored ................................................ 43.9, 1993 Fewest Scored .............................................. 1.4, 1925 10.4, 2004 Most Allowed ............................................... 38.8, 1939 35.9, 1996 Fewest Allowed ............................................. 3.6, 1931 4.7, 1966

Point Differentials

For ............................................................ +28.8, 1993 Against ...................................................... -36.0, 1939

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1st ........... 50th ........ 100th ...... 150th ...... 200th ...... 250th ...... 300th ...... 350th ......

Opponent

Findlay ....................... Wilmington ................. Cedarville ................... Anderson .................... Bluffton ....................... W. Va. Wesleyan ........ Alma ........................... Hanover .....................

Score

Year

32-0 ................ 1904 3-0 .................. 1932 20-0 ................ 1952 38-0 ................ 1966 15-14 .............. 1974 12-3 ................ 1985 29-24 .............. 1997 31-28 (ot) ....... 2008

Former DC standout Ben Davis (1967) spent nine seasons in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions. He ended his career ranked among the top five in several statistical catagories in Browns’ history, including interceptions in a single season (eight) and punt-return average (12.7).

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INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

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ALL-AMERICANS

1955 1955 1957 1957 1959 1959 1959 1959 1959 1960 1961 1961 1964 1966 1966 1967 1967 1968 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1975 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1977 1977 1981 1981 1982 1983 1983 1983 1984 1984 1993 1995 1999 2000 2001 2001 2003 2003 2007 2010 2011 2011 1979 1980 1980 1983 1983 1984 1984 2000 2001 2002 2002 2004 2004 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2006 2006 2006 2006

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Kenneth Rollins Honorable Mention Wally Zverina Honorable Mention Wally Zverina Honorable Mention Fred Hilbert Honorable Mention Ken Beilharz Honorable Mention Dave Durham Honorable Mention Skip Hallock Honorable Mention Ed Hoefel Honorable Mention Gary May Honorable Mention Tom Gryzwinski Honorable Mention Martin Baumhower First-Team Tom Gryzwinski Second-Team Don Cathey -Joe Arellano First-Team Ben Davis Honorable Mention Rodger Geren Honorable Mention Larry Harness Honorable Mention Rodger Geren -Jerry Griffith -Paul Yon Second-Team John Decker Honorable Mention Mike Hittle Honorable Mention Mike Hittle Honorable Mention Tom Shaffner Second-Team Tim Lee Honorable Mention Tim Lee Honorable Mention Chris Maxwell Honorable Mention Rocky Tisdale Honorable Mention Kevin Wierman Honorable Mention Norm Gladieux Second-Team Rob Harris Honorable Mention Norm Gladieux Second-Team Donald Brown Honorable Mention Walt Turner Honorable Mention Michael Bixel Third-Team Jeff Boulton Honorable Mention Donald Brown Honorable Mention Kevin Finfrock Honorable Mention Kevin Finfrock Honorable Mention Stan Meinen Honorable Mention Sam Williams First-Team Anthony Smith Third-Team Mike Groll Third-Team Edith Forestal Second-Team Dustin Winkler Honorable Mention Nate Schaublin Second-Team Scott Heighland Honorable Mention Ryan Pfefferle Honorable Mention Luke Dillon Honorable Mention Kyle Longsdorf Third-Team Andy Cessna Honorable Mention Joemese Scott Second-Team

GAME RECORDS

Scoring Points ................................ 116 - Tom Shaffer, 1973 Field Goals Made ..................... 8 - Tom Foos, 2010

Passing Attempts ....... 51 - Jeff Eldred (Mt. St. Joseph), 1997 Comp ............. 31 - Corey Minnfield (Hanover), 2002 Yards ............ 414 - Corey Minnfield (Hanover), 2002 Touchdowns ....... 5 - Hans Vetter (Rose-Hulman), 2007

Passing Attempts ...................... 328 - Corey Minnfield, 2003 Completions ........................ 185 - Kevin Kelly, 1999 Yards ............................... 2,098 - John Smith, 1993 Touchdowns ......................... 22 - John Smith, 1993

Rushing Attempts ........ 43 - Tom Shaffner (Ohio Northern), 1973 Yards ................ 296 - Jason Gendron (Franklin), 2003 Touchdowns ....... 5 - Von Cummings (Wooster), 1992

Rushing Attempts ......................... 280 - Rocky Tisdale, 1974 Yards ............................ 1,450 - Tom Shaffner, 1973 Touchdowns ...................... 19 - Tom Shaffner, 1973

Receiving Catches ................ 17 - Luke Dillon (Otterbein), 2007 Yards .................. 258 - Luke Dillon (Otterbein), 2007 Touchdowns ......... 4 - Luke Dillon (Anderson), 2007

Receiving Catches ................................ 93 - Luke Dillon, 2007 Yards ............................... 1,241 - Luke Dillon, 2007 Touchdowns ......................... 14 - Luke Dillon, 2007

Defense Solo Tackles ...... 15 - Leon Harris (Mt. St. Joseph), 1996 Asst. Tackles ....... 15 - Kyle Longsdorf (Bluffton), 2009 Sacks ............. 5 - Shane Brugler (Kalamazoo), 1999 Interceptions .... 3 - Tony Sierra (Anderson), 2009

Defense Solo Tackles ..................... 85 - Chris Hobson, 1987 Assisted Tackles ............. 72 - Nate Schaublin, 2001 Sacks ............................... 18 - Edith Forestal, 2000 Interceptions ............................. 9 - Jim Clark, 1974

Long Plays Punt Return ...... 84 - Tony Sierra (Mt. St. Joseph), 2011 Kick Return ........... 101 - R. Hargraves (Earlham), 1976 Fumble Return ...... 88 - Kadeem Watson (Rose-Hulman), 2010 Int. Return .............. 102 - Mike Delk (Wilmington), 1990 Pass .......... 95 - J. Smith to S. Williams (Kalamazoo), 1992 Rush .................. 90 - George Schaefer (Bluffton), 1977 Field Goal ................. 46 - Matt Wooten (Urbana), 1993 Punt ............................. 70 - Tom Foos (Hanover), 2010

Special Teams Punts ................................. 81 - Donny Perna, 1995 FG Attempts ................... 14 - Nick Zuchegno, 2000

Due to limited page space, in cases where two-or-more individuals share a record, the most recent occurance is listed.

Passing Attempts .................... 810 - John Smith, 1991-1994 Completions .............. 474 - John Smith, 1991-1994 Yards ...................... 6,008 - John Smith, 1991-1994 Touchdowns ................ 53 - John Smith, 1991-1994

ACADEMIC HONORS

Mark Bockelman Jim Bailey Mark Bockelman Terry Iffland Stan Meinen Stan Meinen Dan Rentfle Adam Baumgartner Adam Baumgartner Kevin Baumann Scott Heighland Devon Palk Deric Wurmlinger Philip Cosner Nate Fitton Tyler Haines Thomas Johns Devon Palk Chase Szente Nate Fitton Devon Palk Eric Swartz Chase Szente

All-American All-American All-American All-District All-District All-American All-American All-District All-HCAC All-District All-District All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC

SEASONS RECORDS

Scoring Points ............ 36 - Von Cummings (Anderson), 1990 FG Made ................ 4 - Alex Bonilla (Hanover), 2007

2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2011

Joel Billings Lewis Caralla Jestin Davis Nate Fitton Matt King Eric Swartz Mike Szuma Joel Billings Lewis Caralla Matt King Ricky Sherrer Mike Szuma Joel Billings Bryant Green Austin Karcher Matt King Ricky Sherrer James Buari Josh Fellows Spencer Munger Ian Rollison Ricky Sherrer James Buari

All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC All-HCAC

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CAREER RECORDS

Scoring Points ................. 282 - Von Cummings, 1989-1992 FG Made .................. 29 - Matt Wooden, 1991-1994

Rushing Attempts ............. 810 - Von Cummings, 1989-1992 Yards ............... 4,131 - Von Cummings, 1989-1992 Touchdowns ......... 46 - Von Cummings, 1989-1992 Receiving Catches ....................... 231 - Mike Groll, 1996-1999 Yards .................. 2,917 - Sam Williams, 1991-1994 Touchdowns ................ 28 - Luke Dillon, 2004-2007 Defense Solo Tackles ........ 204 - Donny Mutters, 1988-1991 Asst. Tackles .......... 174 - Keith Snyder, 2005-2008 Total Tackles ........ 372 - Donny Mutters, 1988-1991 Sacks ............. 36 - Edith Forestal, 1997-2000 Interceptions ......... 19 - Mike Hittle, 1969-1972 Special Teams Punts ......... 246 - Blake Stambaugh, 2002-2005 FG Attempts .... 51 - Matt Wooden, 1991-1994

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