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football | 09 2009 Roster No. Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.

Hometown/Previous HS/College

No. Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.

1

Lyndon Crawford

DB 5-10 173 So.

Flossmoor, Ill./Homewood-Flossmoor

83

Frank Pucher**

TE

6-5 237 5Sr.

4

Brandon Wubs***

K

6-0 199 5Sr.

Hawthorn Woods, Ill./Lake Zurich

87

Ben Sabal

TE

6-2 229 So.

Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows

DB 6-0 183 So.

Oak Forest, Ill./Oak Forest

DT 6-3 250 So.

Jefferson, Iowa/Jefferson-Scranton

DE 6-5 208 So

Lockport, Ill./Lockport

2 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

13 14

Hans Broman

Mitch Rasmussen Matt Buckley

Stephen Platek** Pawel Zurkowski Nick Chenier*

6-0 178 Sr.

Arlington Heights, Ill./John Hersey

DB 6-2 204 So.

Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central

Mason Bucklin**

J-Bck 5-11 222 5Sr.

LB

6-2 229 Jr.

32 33 34 35 40 41 42 44

55 58 60

RB 5-8 171 So.

Elk Run Heights, Iowa/East Waterloo

73

Zach Bosch

OL 6-3 268 Fr.

Lucas Mosier**

DB 6-0 200 Sr.

Lewis, Iowa/Griswold

Jonathan Gerken

WR 5-10 180 Sr.

Patrick Oliver Jr.*

Matt Hancock*

Akeem Campbell Michael Lahart*

RB 6-2 191 So. Lee’s Summit, Mo./Lee’s Summit West Kansas City, Kan./Raytown South

DB 5-10 177 Jr.

Chariton, Iowa/Chariton

DB 6-2 188 So. Hazel Crest, Ill./Homewood-Flossmoor

Stoy Hall*

LB

Drew Blackmon*

WR 5-9 168 So.

Tom Kostek*

Gus Olofsson*

Michael Santee

Eamonn Cogan

Paddy O’Connell

Tyler Moorehead Will Yocius**

Robby Unger

Andrew Asbell*** Jeff Grovak* Eric Mora***

Ben Morrison** Sean Kitts**

David Witkiewicz* Evan Lawrence*

Adel, Iowa/Adel-DeSoto-Minburn

DB 6-3 193 Jr.

Patrick Cashmore* RB 5-11 242 Jr. Josh Walkup**

Florissant, Mo./McCluer North

5-10 220 Jr.

DE 6-1 234 Sr. RB 5-9 174 Jr.

DB 5-11 206 Sr. LB

6-2 220 So.

DL

6-2 220 So.

LB

Kansas City, Mo./St. Pius X Omaha, Neb./Westside

Littleton, Colo./Heritage

Florissant, Mo./St. Louis Univ. High

West Des Moines, Iowa/DM Christian

Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East Lawrence, Kan./Free State

5-8 200 Sr.

Hinsdale, Ill./College of DuPage

DB 6-1 213 So.

Mason City, Iowa/Newman Catholic

TE

6-3 229 5Sr.

6-0 248 5Sr.

Orland Park, Ill./Providence Littleton, Colo./Chatfield

Fox River Grove, Ill./Cary Grove

St. Louis, Mo./John Burroughs

DE 6-0 231 Jr. Highlands Ranch, Colo./Highlands Ranch DE 6-5 250 Sr.

Machesney Park, Ill./Harlem

LB

6-3 228 Jr.

Mt. Prospect, Ill./Rolling Meadows

LB

6-3 237 Sr.

Long Grove, Ill./Stevenson

DT 6-6 286 So.

Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall

OL 6-2 311 5Sr. DT 6-3 245 Sr.

OL 6-4 295 So.

Roselle, Ill./Lake Park

Leawood, Kan./Rockhurst Moline, Ill./Moline

OL 6-4 259 So.

Clarion, Iowa/Clarion-Goldfield

71

Chris Wilson

OL 6-0 288 So.

Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township

75 76 77 79 80

Farmington, Ill./Farmington Central

88

Andrew Keller

74

6-0 268 So.

NEWCOMERS

Solon, Iowa/Solon

65 70

6-0 217 So. Overland Park, Kan./St. Thomas Aquinas

Waukee, Iowa/Waukee

DE 6-0 228 Sr.

54

DL

Inverness, Ill./Loyola Academy

RB 5-10 192 Sr.

John Meehan**

53

DL

QB 6-2 229 So.

Peter Badovinac

48

52

Zach Lozier

DE 6-3 242 Sr. Highlands Ranch, Colo./Mountain Vista

Hometown/High School

LB

50

EJ Walter

Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein

Littleton, Colo./Cherry Creek

Cale Hunt**

49

99

Dain Taylor**

DE 6-3 214 So

OL 5-11 220 Fr.

46 47

97

Nolan Scott

Tyler Bammert

Nathan Paddock

31

95

Anthony Gianaras

Pella, Iowa/Pella

67

24

30

94

WR 6-3 200 5Sr.

Skokie, Ill./Notre Dame

Albert Lea, Minn./Albert Lea

Fort Dodge, Iowa/Fort Dodge

WR 6-2 193 5Sr.

Skye Buckner-Petty*** DB 6-0 188 5Sr.

28

92

John Sawhill

6-6 239 5Sr.

Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.

22

27

90

Travis Bogaard

TE

No. Name

Aaron Wies

26

Wheaton, Ill./Warrenville South

89

Travis Klatt*

Des Peres, Mo./DeSmet Jesuit

20

25

Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton

6-2 192 Jr. Round Lake Beach, Ill./Carmel Catholic

85

WR 6-0 180 So.

Spencer Cady*

23

Long Grove, Ill./Stevenson

QB 6-3 229 So. Round Lake Hts., Ill./Grant Community

K

Jim Nelson*

Fort Collins, Colo./Fort Collins

J-Bck 6-0 222 Sr.

Billy Janssen

15

21

K

Michael Piatkowski QB 6-2 170 So.

14d Chris Nisbet 18

WR 6-0 190 So.

Hometown/Previous HS/College

Avery Fuhs

Quinn McVey*** Nick Downey

Stephen Flynn* John Pugh**

Dan Clinton*

Jared Vinoverski

OL 6-4 279 So. OL 6-5 286 5Sr. OL 6-2 250 So. OL 6-4 342 Jr.

Chariton, Iowa/Chariton

Bettendorf, Iowa/Bettendorf

12 84 91 29 4d 59 51

72 37

Matt Bowie

Tyler Castro

Alex Cecena

Brandon Coleman Dustin Davis Cam Good

Nasser Hannoon Seth Hedman

Vince Israel

Brett Kuempel

42d Zach Ladner 39

Matt Lakis

27d Tylur Lengfeld

16d Kevin Marshall 38 36

Cody Midgett Trey Morse

25d Tyler Mosier 3

Joey Orlando

56

Matt Purdom

16

Michael Pelikan

21d Michael Ratelle 86

Denzel Ray

17

Nick Rosa

19

Rashad Stewart

30d Andrew Reed

WR 6-0 196 Fr. TE

6-5 235 Fr.

QB 6-2 212 Fr.

Lincolnshire, Ill./Adlai Stevenson Tuscola, Ill./Tuscola Community

Oskaloosa, Iowa/Oskaloosa

Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley

WR 6-0 189 Fr.

Kansas City, Mo./Bishop Miege

DB 5-10 184 Fr.

Council Bluffs, Iowa/Abraham Lincoln

DE 6-3 211 Fr. LB

5-10 210 Fr.

LB

6-5 204 Fr.

LB

5-11 220 Fr.

OL 6-5 290 Fr.

Cary, Ill./Cary-Grove

Fox River Grove, Ill./Barrington West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley

Tulsa, Okla./Holland Hall School Springfield, Ill./Glenwood

DB 5-10 193 Fr. Manchester, Mo./Chaminade College Prep LB

5-11 214 Fr.

Norman, Okla./Norman

DB 6-3 191 Fr.

Willow Springs, Ill./Lyons Township

QB 6-0 215 Fr.

Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South

RB 5-10 204 Fr. DB 5-10 162 Fr.

Sun Prairie, Wis./DeForest Area Lowell, Ind./Lowell

RB 5-10 191 Fr.

Elmo, Texas/Parish Episcopal School

WR 5-9 190 Fr.

Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South

DB 5-10 185 Fr. K

Lewis, Iowa/Griswold

5-11 165 Fr.

Rosemount, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall

DB 6-1 198 Fr.

Edina, Minn./St. Thomas Academy

OL 6-4 258 Fr.

WR 6-0 158 Fr.

Elmhurst, Ill./Immaculate Conception

Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan

DB 5-10 162 Fr.

Oskaloosa, Iowa/Oskaloosa

QB 5-10 171 Fr.

Barrington, Ill./Barrington

DB 5-11 178 Fr.

Waterloo, Iowa/Waterloo West

31d Marc Verrilli

DB 5-9 186 Fr.

Chesterfield, Mo./Parkway West

96

DL

1d 3d

Cody Seeger Collin Styron

10d Jake Underwood 78

Brennan Walls Josh Wolliston

WR 5-11 165 Fr. DB 5-11 173 Fr. DB 6-1 189 Fr. OL 6-2 273 Fr

6-1 205 Fr.

* Indicates number of varsity letters earned

Owasso, Okla./Owasso Smyrma, Ga./Wheeler Cary, Ill./Cary-Grove

St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East Harmony, Fla./Gateway

Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein

Davenport, Iowa/Bettendorf

OL 6-3 289 Sr.

Des Moines, Iowa/Roosevelt

WR 6-2 200 So.

Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence

OL 6-7 316 Jr.

82

Mike Bilton

Gurnee, Ill./Carmel Catholic

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we are drake Bulldogs Three-year starter who is top returning veteran of defensive line…was named to The Sports Network Mid-Major All-American second-team in 2007…2008 — Earned honorable mention All-PFL recognition…had 23 tackles, including 15 solo hits…returned fumble 12 yards for touchdown in opener vs. Upper Iowa… had five tackles vs. William Penn, while recovering fumble…recorded six-yard quarterback sack against Morehead State…2007 — Achieved second-team All-PFL honors…collected 32 tackles, including 24 solo stops...led team with six quarterback sacks for 46 yards in losses...second on team in tackles for losses with eight for 52 yards...had season-high eight solo tackles at Wisconsin-Platteville...had six tackles, including six-yard quarterback sack and two tackles for 11 yards in losses, at Morehead State...recorded four tackles at Illinois State, including three-yard quarterback sack...also had four tackles, while forcing fumble, at Davidson...had three tackles, including one quarterback sack, vs. Valparaiso and Butler...2006 — Was lone freshman starter on team...had 14 tackles, including two for 14 yards in losses...recorded sixyard quarterback sack at Dayton...recorded four tackles and interception vs. Wisconsin-Platteville...Prep — Two-year starter at Harlem High with team advancing to second round of Illinois Class 7A playoffs... captain of team as senior, while recording 62 tackles, including two quarterback sacks...also blocked field goal and recovered fumble... Personal — Education major...born March 19, 1988.

Three-year letterwinner at free safety...2008 – Earned honorable mention All-Pioneer Football League plaudits… collected 53 tackles, including 31 solo hits…had career-high 10 tackles at Dayton…recorded eight tackles at Lehigh, while forcing fumble…had seven tackles at Valparaiso and six at Jacksonville… had nine-yard quarterback sack against Morehead State…2007 – Opened season as nickel back but saw more extensive action in secondary as season progressed...had 30 tackles, including 19 solo...recorded team-high nine tackles against Northern Iowa...made starting debut at free safety vs. Valparaiso, collecting seven tackles...had four tackles against San Diego... 2006 — Appeared in all 11 games...had three tackles, including two solo hits...2005 — Redshirted...Prep — Two-year starter who helped lead McCluer North High to championship of 2004 Missouri Class 5A state championship...also two-time all-league choice...Personal — Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology major...named to 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll…named to Drake Freshman Honor Society...born May 28, 1987.

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Returning letterwinner at split end…2008 — Played in nine games, catching 26 passes for 447 yards (17.2 avg.)…caught five passes for 129 yards at Butler for highest yards per catch game average (25.8) in PFL…also caught five passes for 100 yards vs. Campbell…stripped ball from Upper Iowa punter which led to 12-yard fumble recovery for touchdown by teammate Andrew Asbell…had four receptions vs. Upper Iowa…2006 — Played in two games as reserve...2005 — Redshirted...Prep — Three-time allleague performer in football and also allconference choice in basketball at Fort Dodge High...caught league best 31 receptions for 412 yards, including seven touchdowns as senior at Fort Dodge High in 2004...tied Iowa Class 4A all-time single-game best with four touchdown receptions vs. Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson...caught school-record 11 passes vs. Newton...standout sprinter on track team which qualified for 2004 and 2005 state track meets...co-recipient of outstanding male student-athlete at high school as senior...Personal — Marketing/business major... recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...named to 2007 and 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll…father, Mark (a Drake graduate), is Iowa Supreme Court Justice. ...

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football | 09 Fifth-year senior who has been named co-captain for second straight year...2008 — Started initial four games of season before re-injuring elbow….had 35 tackles, including 22 solo hits…led team with 13 tackles, including eight solo hits, vs. Upper Iowa…had 12 tackles with eight solo stops at Lehigh…2007 – Started first three games at weakside linebacker before suffering season ending injury...injured elbow on second defensive play of game at Wisconsin-Platteville... collected 10 tackles in first college start at Illinois State, while returning an interception 24 yards for touchdown...had six tackles, including five solo hits vs. Waldorf...2006 — Co-Pioneer Football League leader with three forced fumbles (vs. Upper Iowa, Wisconsin-Platteville, Waldorf)...also recovered fumble vs. Waldorf...named co-special teams player of year...had 32 tackles, including 17 solo hits on season...had career-high seven tackles, including six solo, vs. Wis.-Platteville...had six tackles vs. Waldorf and four stops vs. Jacksonville...doubled as team’s long snapper in punting situations...2005 — Redshirted...Prep — All-league standout in baseball and football at Chatfield High...Personal — Business law, management and marketing major...earned second-team Academic All-Pioneer Football League honors in 2008...named to 2007 and 2008 PFL Academic Honor Roll...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...member of Drake Student Athlete Advisory Committee…born Oct. 8, 1986.

Two-year letterwinner who returns for second year as starting tackle…2008 — Recorded 33 tackles, including 4.5 tackles totaling 18 yards in losses…ranked seventh in PFL in fumbles recovered with two (Dayton, Jacksonville)…had four tackles, including seven-yard tackle for loss, in opener vs. Upper Iowa… also had four stops vs. Jacksonville and Dayton…had six-yard quarterback sack at Jacksonville…2007 — Appeared in all 11 games, collecting 39 tackles, including 30 solos...led team with 8.5 tackles for 22 yards in losses...also had three quarterback sacks for 11 yards in losses...recorded six tackles vs. Butler, including eight-yard quarterback sack...also had six tackles in finale vs. Dayton...registered four tackles vs. Waldorf and Valparaiso...had three tackles against San Diego, Davidson and Jacksonville... 2006 — Redshirted...Prep — Captain of Rockhurst High team as senior...Personal — Finance and management major...earned second team Academic All-Pioneer Football League honors in 2007 and 2008...named to 2007 and 2008 PFL Fall Academic Honor Roll...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Aug. 2, 1987.

Fifth-year senior and returning letterwinner who will provide depth at tight end…2008 — Appeared in one game at Butler…2007 – Was team’s long snapper...2006 — Appeared in two games...2005 — Redshirted...Prep — Two-time all-area choice at Albert Lea High School...Personal — Biology, cell and molecular biology major...named to 2007 and 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born June 16, 1987.

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we are drake Bulldogs Three-year returning letterwinner who will be counted on to be leader of young offensive line at right guard...2008 – Named to All-Pioneer Football League second team…2007 — Also earned second-team All-PFL honors...2006 — Played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman...Prep — Earned third team all-state honors as senior at Bettendorf High, while leading team to Iowa Class 4A state title...also two-time first-team all-league and all-Metro choice... Personal — Biology major...named to 2007 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll...born May 23, 1986.

Co-captain…Three-year returning letterwinner on offensive line who is one of two returning starters on young unit...2008 — Earned honorable mention All-Pioneer Football League playing honors...2007 — Started all 11 games after moving from defensive line to familiar spot on offensive line in spring...2006 — Had three tackles as reserve nose guard...had sixyard quarterback sack vs. Upper Iowa... moved from offensive line to nose guard during spring drills...Prep — Two-year starter in football who earned all-league, all-Metro Honors at Lake Park High... Personal — Management and marketing major...born Sept. 12, 1987.

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Two-year letterwinner who is returning starter at linebacker…team’s top returning tackler from last season…2008 -- Collected 55 tackles, including 31 solo tackles…had five tackles for 17 yards in losses and two quarterback sacks for 10 yards in losses…had season-high 11 tackles vs. Morehead State, including seven-yard quarterback sack and seven-yard tackle for loss…collected nine tackles against Davidson…had six tackles vs. San Diego, including five solo hits…had six tackles against Campbell while forcing fumble…had fumble recovery at Lehigh…2007 — Led Pioneer Football League with 87 tackles, including 62 solo hits... also led league with three fumble recoveries...had five tackles for 15 yards in losses, while recording two quarterback sacks for 13 yards in losses... started last eight games at middle linebacker...collected career-high 14 tackles at Wisconsin-Platteville, along with quarterback sack and fumble recovery...had team-high nine tackles at San Diego, including quarterback sack...led team with 13 tackles, including eight solo, at Davidson, while forcing two fumbles...had team-high eight tackles vs. Jacksonville...had 11 tackles, including eight solo, along with fumble recovery vs. Dayton...had interceptions vs. Waldorf and Valparaiso...2006 — Was named co-defensive scout team player of year...Prep — Named to Arlington Daily Herald All-Area team in football and basketball as senior at Stevenson High after catching 25 passes for 601 yards, while registering 58 tackles with four interceptions as senior to guide team to Illinois Class 8A playoffs... led basketball team which posted 21-8 record in 2005-06 with 14.6 scoring average and 6.7 rebounding average... two-time all-league choice in basketball...Personal — Education major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Nov. 3, 1987.

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football | 09 Co-captain…2008 – Made smooth transition from linebacker to j-back during spring, capping season by earning first-team All-Pioneer Football League honors…tied for ninth in PFL with 41 receptions for 468 yards (11.4 avg.) including four touchdowns…also rushed for 79 yards in 29 carries with three touchdowns…named recipient of Machesthe Award during team banquet as squad’s top competitor…caught season-high nine passes for 77 yards, including four-yard touchdown, at Dayton…snared six passes for 72 yards in finale at Valparaiso...had five receptions for 43 yards at Jacksonville…caught four passes against William Penn and San Diego…had 42-yard touchdown reception vs. William Penn…had 12-yard touchdown run at Jacksonville…scored two-yard touchdown at Valparaiso…2007 — Started last 10 games of season at linebacker...collected 74 tackles, including 41 solo...also had six tackles for 26 yards in losses along with three quarterback sacks totaling 20 yards...had team-high 11 tackles at Morehead State...recorded 10 tackles vs. Davidson and Dayton...had teamhigh nine tackles vs. Butler, including seven solo hits...also had nine tackles at Wisconsin-Platteville, including two quarterback sacks for 16 yards in losses...recorded six tackles vs. Jacksonville, while forcing fumble and returning interception 19 yards... made first collegiate start at strongside linebacker vs. Waldorf, responding with eight tackles, while forcing fumble...2006 — Was named co-offensive scout team player of year...Prep — Two-time captain of football squad at Hersey High...also named squad’s most valuable player, while earning all-area and all-league honors as senior in 2005...had 1,200 yards total offense, while rushing for nine touchdowns and passing for two touchdowns...named Arlington Daily Herald Offensive Player of Week in first start after collecting 263 yards total offense with three rushing touchdowns, along with 55-yard scoring pass...Personal — Marketing/Management major......named to 2007 and 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Jan. 18, 1988.

Two-year letterman who is returning starter at tight end…2008 – Snared 15 passes for 165 yards (11.0 avg.)…had three receptions for 45 yards vs. Davidson…caught two passes for 33 yards vs. San Diego, including 14-yard touchdown...also caught two passes at Jacksonville and Valparaiso…2007—Caught four passes for 37 yards as reserve tight end...made starting debut against Valparaiso...caught two passes for 26 yards against Waldorf...2006 — Played in seven games...2005 — Redshirted... Prep — Earned all-conference honors at Notre Dame High...Personal — Marketing and advertising major...named to 2007 and 2008 PFL Fall Academic Honor roll...born April 1, 1987.

Two-year letterwinner who has handled center snaps on field goals and PAT…fighting for starting berth at right offensive tackle…2008 — Appeared in 10 games ...2007 — Played in 11 games...2006 — Redshirted...Prep — Three-time all-league choice at Roosevelt High...qualified for Iowa Class 4A state meet in shot put...Personal — Marketing and advertising major...born Sept. 20, 1987...father, Wyatt, is a Drake graduate.

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we are drake Bulldogs 2008 – Achieved second team All-Pioneer Football League honors at defensive end…collected 34 tackles, including 22 solo hits…had 7.5 tackles for losses totaling 28 yards…had eight tackles against William Penn, while returning blocked punt seven yards for touchdown…had four tackles vs. Butler, San Diego, Morehead State…had 13-yard quarterback sack at Jacksonville, while forcing fumble and recovering fumble... 2007– Recorded 28 tackles, including 3.5 tackles totaling 17 yards in losses... registered three-yard quarterback sacks vs. Jacksonville and Dayton...totaled career-high nine tackles, including six solo vs. Waldorf...collected four tackles against Valparaiso and Dayton...2006 — Named team’s co-defensive scout team player of year...Prep — Earned second-team all-state honors as senior at Mountain Vista High...three-time all-conference selection...Personal — Finance major…recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarshsip...born June 28, 1988.

Two-year letterwinner — 2008 — Played in all 11 games, collecting 35 tackles, including 25 solo hits…had seven tackles for losses totaling 28 yards…had 2.5 quarterback sacks for 16 yards in losses...had five tackles vs. Campbell and Jacksonville…had four tackles against Upper Iowa, while forcing fumble…also had four tackles against Morehead State including nine-yard quarterback sack… recovered fumble at Lehigh…moved from linebacker to defensive end during spring...2007 — Collected 23 tackles, including 16 solo stops...led team with nine tackles, including eight solo and two tackles for losses, vs. Northern Iowa...recorded four tackles vs. Waldorf, while forcing fumble...made first start at middle linebacker vs. Valparaiso collecting three tackles...had two stops vs. Wisconsin-Platteville and Jacksonville...2006 — Redshirted... Prep — Captain of Heritage High football team as senior, while earning first-team all-league honors... blocked 10 kicks in career, including seven as junior in 2004...Personal — Business and finance major... named to 2007 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Oct. 6, 1987.

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In fourth year as team’s regular punter... coming off best season in career...2008 – Earned second team All-Pioneer Football League honors…ranked second in PFL in punting, averaging a career best 40.4 yards in 59 punts with 17 punts inside the 20 yardline and 10 kicks covering 50 yards or more…had three punts for 48.7 yard average against Campbell, including season long 68 yards…averaged 45.7 yards for five punts vs. Upper Iowa…had 43.3 yard average in three punts vs. San Diego and 43.0 average in four punts at Butler…2007 — Played in 10 games, owning 33.8 yard punting average with long of 48 vs. Valparaiso... had 11 punts inside opponents’ 20 yardline...2006 — Ranked third in PFL in punting with 37.4 avg...had 17 punts inside opponent’s 20 yardline...averaged season-best 40.7 yards on six punts at Dayton, including long of 51 yards while landing three kicks inside 20...also averaged 40.0 yards for three punts vs. WisconsinPlatteville...had season long 67-yard punt vs. San Diego...Prep — Earned all-area honors as senior at Lake Zurich High...Personal — Management, marketng and business major...earned second-team All-Academic Pioneer Football League honors in 2008...named to 2008 PFL Fall Academic Honor Roll… member of Drake Studen Athletes Advisory Committee…born Aug. 4, 1986.

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football | 09 Player Bios

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Peter Badovinac 6-2 | 229 | Soph. | QB Inverness, Ill. In competition for starting quarterback…redshirted in 2008...Prep — Named Chicago Catholic League Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 after passing for 2,056 yards, including 21 touchdowns, at Loyola Academy...three-year starter, who passed for 5,169 yards in prep career, including 41 touchdowns...completed 28 of 40 passes for 329 yards in upset win vs. St. Rita in 2007... Personal — Business major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Oct. 6, 1989.

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6 Matt Buckley

Patrick Cashmore

6-0 | 183 | Soph. | DB

5-11 | 242 | Jr | RB

Oak Forest, Ill. Redshirt who will provide depth at free safety… Prep — Led Oak Forest High to South Suburban Conference football titles in 2006 and 2007... earned all-league and all-area honors as senior, while leading team with 29 receptions for 630 yards, including eight touchdowns...earned firstteam academic all-state and academic all-conference honors...Personal — Health Sciences major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born May 14, 1990.

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Drew Blackmon

Mason Bucklin

5-9 | 168 | So.| WR

5-11 | 222 | 5Sr. | J-Back

Florissant, Mo.

Solon, Iowa

Letterwinner who won starting flanker spot in spring…2008 — caught six passes for 82 yards… had 38-yard touchdown reception vs. Morehead State…caught two passes for 15 yards at Butler…Prep — Earned first team Metro Catholic All-Conference as junior and senior for St. Louis University High...named football captain for 2007 season...four year varsity letterwinner in track with team winning the 2006 Missouri Class 4 state title...also captain of track squad in 2007 and 2008...Personal — Business marketing major...father, Stacey, played football at Southeast Missouri State...brother, Garren, runs track at Mississippi State...born Feb. 11, 1990.

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Two-year letterwinner who has provided depth at running back, while also making mark on special teams...2008 — Played in eight games…caught one pass for four yards vs. Davidson…2007 — Blocked punt vs. Valparaiso which set up field goal...2006 — had three rushes for 13 yards vs. Upper Iowa, including nine-yard touchdown run... Prep — Earned first-team Class 2A All-District honors as senior at Solon High...also helped lead team to runner-up finish in Iowa Class 2A state playoffs as junior...Personal — Pharmacy major...member of Drake choir...named to 2007 and 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Oct. 17, 1986.

Travis Bogaard

Kansas City, Mo. 2008 — Played in last eight games of season, rushing for 324 yards in 71 carries (4.6 avg.)... gained 103 yards on the ground in 21 carries vs. Davidsion…had 65 yards rushing in 13 carries at Jacksonville…scored on touchdown runs of seven and two yards vs. Campbell…2007 — Redshirted...Prep — Four-year starter at St. Pius X who earned Class 3A all-state honors as junior and senior, while leading team to quarterfinal round of 2006 Missouri state playoffs...recipient of Fontana Award which is presented annually to best offensive athlete at small school in Kansas City Metropolitan area...ranked second in Missouri prep history with 108 career touchdowns and fourth in career rushing with more than 6,000 yards...Personal — Marketing and management major...named to 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll…father, Bill, was an NCAA national competitor in swimming at Southern Illinois...mother, Laura, also attended Southern Illinois on gymnastics scholarship...brother, Willie, was two-year starting running back at Drake in 2006 and 2007…born July 18, 1988.

9 Nick Chenier 6-2 | 204 | Soph. | DB Hinsdale, Ill. Returning letterwinner who is top candidate at vacated free safety…2008 — Played in all 11 games, collecting eight tackles…had two tackles vs. Morehead State…Prep — Was two-time All-West Suburban Conference Silver Division choice at Hinsdale Central High...had 63 tackles and one interception at safety as senior...Personal — Business/marketing major...born May 11, 1990.

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6-3 | 200 | 5Sr. | WR Pella, Iowa Fifth-year senior who is challenging for starting split end…2008 – Caught four passes for 41 yards…had two receptions vs. Upper Iowa…also snared two passes for 32 yards at Lehigh….2007 — Played in five games...caught two passes for 15 yards at San Diego...2006 — Appeared in two games...Prep — Earned second team Iowa Class 2A all-state honors as senior at Pella High...twotime all-district choice....also earned all-league honors in basketball...Personal — Actuarial science/accounting major...named to 2007 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born April 8, 1987.

Dan Clinton 6-7 | 316 | Jr. | OL Gurnee, Ill.

Running back Patrick Cashmore

Returning letterwinner who started four games in 2008 at offensive tackle...2007 — Redshirted... Prep — Two-time all-area choice at Carmel Catholic High...was fourth at 285 pounds in 2007 Illinois Class AA state wrestling meet...also posted 76-6 record in last two years as wrestler... Personal — Marketing and management major...named to 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll…born March 20, 1989.

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Lyndon Crawford

Jeff Grovak

Billy Janssen

5-10 | 173 | Soph. | DB

6-3 | 228 | Jr. | LB

6-2 | 192 | Jr. | K

Flossmoor, Ill.

Mt. Prospect, Ill.

Listed as top reserve at cornerback…redshirted in 2008…Prep — Standout football and track performer at Homewood-Flossmoor High...named a National Merit Scholar as a senior...Personal — Finance major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...father, Lyndon, was four-year football standout at UCLA...born May 29, 1990.

75 Nick Downey 6-2 | 250 | Soph. | OL Gurnee, Ill.

Listed as top reserve at left offensive guard…redshirted in 2008… Prep — Two-year letterwinner at Mundelein High...two-year all-academic award winner and recipient of College Football Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete award...Personal — Marketing/management major...named one of 14 top Drake freshmen for 2008-09...born Feb. 1, 1990.

76 Stephen Flynn 6-4 | 342 | Jr. | OL Davenport, Iowa Returning letterwinner who started four games at offensive tackle in 2008... 2007 — Redshirted... Prep — Earned Iowa Class 4A first-team all-state as well as all-metro and all-league honors as senior at Bettendorf High...Personal — Business major...named to 2007 and 2008 PFL Fall Academic Honor Roll...father, Patrick, played football at Purdue for two years...born Oct. 22, 1988.

70 Avery Fuhs 6-4 | 279 | Soph. | OL Chariton, Iowa

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Redshirt who will add depth at offensive tackle… Prep — Versatile athlete, who was two-time firstteam All-District choice at Chariton High as junior and senior...earned Iowa Class 2A second-team all-state honors...played in 2008 Iowa Shrine Bowl...three-time all-league choice in wrestling and captured 285-pound title at 2008 Iowa Class 2A state meet...two-time football academic alldistrict choice...Personal — Biology/Chemistry major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born April 25, 1990

2008 — Earned first varsity letter as top reserve at linebacker…collected 25 tackles..made lone start at Dayton, collecting season-high seven tackles, including three-yard tackle for loss…had six tackles vs. Campbell, while forcing fumble… recorded four tackles vs. Jacksonville…2007 — Redshirted...Prep — Captain of Rolling Meadows High football team as a senior...earned all-league honors in football...also lettered in baseball and swimming...two-time Illinois state qualifier in 50 freestyle...Personal — Business major…recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born June 29, 1989.

31 Stoy Hall 5-10 | 220 | Jr. | LB Omaha, Neb. Returning letterwinner at linebacker who also was fixture as team’s long snapper…2008 — Moved from J-back to linebacker during 2008 preseason camp...2007 — Redshirted...Prep — Two-time second-team Nebraska Class A all-state choice as senior at Westside High...had 58 tackles, four fumble recoveries, three quarterback sacks as senior...Personal – Finance/entrepenurial management major...born Feb. 6, 1989.

26 Matt Hancock 6-3 | 193 | Jr. | DB Kansas City, Mo.

Enters fall camp challenging for starting spot at strong cornerback...2008 — Played in all 11 games, collected 17 tackles….had season-high six tackles vs. Davidson, while returning interception 40 yards…collected three tackles in opener vs. Upper Iowa…2007 — Redshirted...Prep — Two-time all Suburban Mid-6 Conference choice at Raytown South High...also captain as senior... had seven career interceptions...received football academic award...Personal — Marketing major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born March 26, 1989.

Round Lake Beach, Ill.

Prep — Earned Illinois Class 7A all-state honorable mention honors at Carmel Catholic High — Personal — Physics/math/computer science major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Sept. 30, 1988.

65 Andrew Keller 6-4 | 259 | Soph. | OL Clarion, Iowa Redshirt who will provide depth at offensive tackle...Prep — Earned Iowa Class 2A all-state honors by Iowa Newspaper Association as senior at Clarion High...played for North team in Iowa Shrine All-Star football game...also captain of football and basketball teams...valedictorian of graduating class...named first team Academic All-State and also State of Iowa Scholar...Personal — Finance and Politics major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born June 15, 1989.

34 Tom Kostek 5-9 | 174 | Jr. | RB West Des Moines, Iowa 2008 — Appeared in nine games, rushing 26 times for 141 yards (5.4 avg.), including two touchdowns…had 10-yard touchdown at Valparaiso…rushed for season-high 55 yards vs. Campbell in seven attempts, including 13-yard touchdown run…2007 — Redshirted...Prep — Earned second-team Iowa Class 1A all-state honors as senior at Des Moines Christian... also two-time all-district selection...netted 1,480 yards rushing as senior...also competed in 2007 Iowa state track and field meet in four events... Personal — Management major...father, Mark, is assistant athletic director at Drake and former Drake Relays director...born Dec. 7, 1988.

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Michael Lahart

Lucas Mosier

Patrick Oliver

5-10 | 177 | Jr. | DB

6-0 | 200 | Sr. | DB

5-8 | 171 | Soph. | RB

Chariton, Iowa

Moved from running back to cornerback in spring drills…2008 — Collected 226 yards on the ground in 64 carries (3.5 avg.) with three touchdowns…also caught seven passes for 35 yards…gained season-high 65 yards in 16 carries vs. Upper Iowa…had nine-yard touchdown run vs. William Penn…threw five-yard touchdown pass to Steven Platek vs. San Diego….caught three passes vs. Morehead State, while scoring on seven-yard run…2007 — Redshirted...Prep — Earned second team Iowa Class 3A all-state honors after rushing for 1,324 yards, including 20 touchdowns, as senior at Chariton in 2006...had 15 career interceptions...Personal – Pharmacy major...earned second team All-Academic PFL honors in 2008...named to 2007 and 2008 PFL Fall Academic Honor Roll...born April 8, 1989.

60 Evan Lawrence 6-4 | 295| Soph. | OL Moline, Ill. Returning letterwinner who is involved in threeway battle for starting right offensive tackle… Prep — Earned all-metro and all-league honors in both baseball and football at Moline High... played in Illinois Shriners All-Star game...also led team to league titles in baseball and football in 2007...Personal — Accounting and finance major…named to 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll…born Dec. 13, 1989.

48 John Meehan 6-0 | 228 | Sr. | DE St. Louis, Mo. Two-year letterwinner…2008 — Moved from linebacker to defensive end during spring drills... had two tackles vs. William Penn…2007 — Had four tackles for season...collected three tackles vs. Valparaiso...2006 — Redshirted...Prep — Two-time all-league choice at Burroughs High... also earned all-state honors in discus...Personal — Radio-TV production major......named to 2007 and 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Sept. 22, 1987.

Lewis, Iowa

Two-year letterwinner at cornerback...2008 - Had 49 tackles, including 31 solo hits…had two tackles for 13 yards in losses…had seasonhigh 11 tackles vs. Dayton and nine tackles vs. Morehead State…2007 — Collected 21 tackles, including 14 solo hits...had career-high five tackles vs. Jacksonville...collected three tackles vs. Waldorf and Davidson...had two tackles, along with fumble recovery, at San Diego...2006 — Redshirted...Prep — Rushed for 1,601 yards as senior at Griswold High with 27 touchdowns... also led team to 2006 state title in 4x200 relay, while finishing second in long jump...Personal — Marketing/insurance major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born June 7, 1987.

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Elk Run Heights, Iowa

2008— Led team in rushing with 332 yards in 11 games (4.5 avg.) including three touchdowns… ranked fifth in PFL in kickoff return average (22.2 yards)…gained 92 yards rushing in 17 attempts vs. William Penn…rushed for 72 yards at Valparaiso including scoring runs of 15 and seven yards…galloped for 69 yards on the ground in 10 carries vs. Campbell, including 15-yard scoring burst…had 122 yards in kickoff returns at Jacksonville including season-long 69 yards…Prep — Earned all-league honors at Waterloo East High...team captain as a junior and senior...Personal — Biology major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Nov. 27, 1989.

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Jim Nelson

Gus Olofsson

6-2 | 219 | Jr. | LB

5-11 | 206 | Sr. | DB

Wheaton, Ill.

Returning letterwinner at linebacker…2008 – Collected six tackles for season…recorded four tackles vs. Campbell…forced fumble and recovered fumble against William Penn…2007 — Redshirted...Prep — Earned second team all-state honors while leading Wheaton Warrenville South High School to 2008 Illinois Class 8A state football title in 2006...also standout weight thrower on track and field team, leading squad to league title...Personal — Finance and marketing major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Sept. 19, 1988.

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Frankfort, Ill.

Returning letterman who moved from j-back to secondary during 2009 spring drills...2008 — Played in eight games…caught two passes for 25 yards against Upper Iowa…had two tackles vs. Dayton, Campbell and Valparaiso...2006 — Redshirted as a freshman...Prep — Earned allleague, all-area honors at Lincoln-Way East... helped key team to 2005 Illinois Class 8A state championship...Personal — Finance major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born July 1, 1987.

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Paddy O’Connell

Nathan Paddock

6-2 | 220 | Soph. | DL

6-2 | 191 | Soph. | RB

Orland Park, Ill. Redshirt who is listed as top reserve at nose guard...Prep — Led Providence Catholic High with seven quarterback sacks as senior in 2007... earned all-area honors...Personal — Graphic Design/Advertising major...born Jan. 1, 1990.

Lee’s Summit, Mo. Redshirt who will provide depth at j-back...Prep — Set Lee’s Summit West High school record for single-season touchdown receptions (seven) and single-season reception yardage (552) as senior...played in Missouri-Kansas All-Star game...helped lead team to 2007 Missouri Class 4A state title...Personal — Finance major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Aug. 18, 1989.

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Michael Piatkowski

Robbie Unger

Will Yocius

6-2 | 170 | Soph. | QB

6-0 | 231 | Jr. | DE

6-0 | 248 | 5Sr. | TE

Wheaton, Ill.

Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Redshirt who is in competition for starting quarterback…Prep – Attended Wheaton Warrenville South High… Personal — Marketing major... born Feb. 26, 1990.

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Mitch Rasmussen

Will provide depth at defensive end…2008 – Appeared in three games… 2007 — Redshirted... Prep — Two-time first team All Continental League choice at Highlands Ranch High...had 120 tackles as senior, including 90 solo hits, while forcing four fumbles and recovering two fumbles...placed fifth in 2007 Colorado Class 5A state wrestling championships...Personal — Business major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born June 27, 1988.

6-0 | 178 | Sr. | K Long Grove, Ill. Expected to challenge for kicking duties … 2007 — Redshirted...Before Drake — Transfer from University of Montana...Prep — Led Stevenson HIgh to the North Suburban Lake Conference football championship...all-conference and allarea his senior year...45/47 on PAT’s and 8/10 on field goals with longest a 45-yarder as a senior...47-49 on PAT’s and 3/3 on field goals as a junior...three-year football letterwinner...also all-conference and all-area in baseball his senior year...named to IHSA all-academic team… Personal — Marketing/Management major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Sept. 9, 1987.

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71 6-0 | 288 | Soph. | OL Homer Glen, Ill. Listed as top backup to starting center Quinn McVey…redshirted in 2008...Prep — Earned first-team All-Southeast Suburban Conference honors as a senior at Lockport Township High... Personal — Business major...born Oct. 27, 1990.

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David Witkiewicz

6-1 | 220 | Soph. | LB

6-6 | 286 | Soph. | DT

Redshirt who will provide depth at outside linebacker...Prep — Two-time All-Sunflower conference choice at Free State High...Personal — Marketing major...born April 16, 1989

90 John Sawhill 6-3 | 250 | Soph. | DT Jefferson, Iowa Expected to see action as reserve defensive tackle...Prep — Versatile athlete who was named to Iowa Class 2A second-team all-state in football... placed seventh in 2008 Iowa Class 2A state wrestling meet as heavyweight at Jefferson-Scranton High...also placed third in shot put at 2008 Iowa Class 2A state track meet...Personal — Business major...born June 7, 1990.

Fox River Grove, Ill. Two-year letterwinner who is challenging for starting tight end spot…2008 - Moved from running back to tight end in 2008 preseason camp…. caught five-yard pass at Jacksonville 2007 — Played in nine games...2006 — Appeared in seven games...rushed twice for 60 yards vs. Upper Iowa, including 59-yard jaunt...Prep – Threeyear starter who earned all-league and all-area honors as senior at Cary Grove High ...led team to runner-up in 2004 Illinois Class 7A playoffs... rushed for 1,211 yards as senior. including 255 yards in quarterfinal round victory at Crystal Lake South...Personal — Actuarial Science and finance major...named to 2007 and 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Oct. 6, 1986.

Chris Wilson

Mike Santee Lawrence, Kan.

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Hales Corners, Wis. Returning letterwinner on defensive line who also will challenge for duties as long snapper on punts…2008 – Played in eight games at nose guard, seeing first extensive action against San Diego…collected four solo hits at Butler which warranted move to starting lineup at Dayton… had career-high seven tackles against Morehead State…collected two tackles vs. Davidson, including 11-yard quarterback sack…also preserved 20-17 victory against Davidson by blocking field goal on last play of game…had three tackles at Jacksonville…Prep — Earned second team allstate honors as senior at Whitnall High...two time first-team all-conference choice, while collecting 15 quarterback sacks as junior and senior...also owns school record for career wins in wrestling with 158...two-time captain in football and wrestling...finalist for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Boys Athlete of Year...Personal — Pharmacy major... recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Feb. 24, 1990.

8 Pawel Zurkowski 6-3 | 229 | Soph. | QB Round Lake Heights, Ill. Challenging for starting quarterback…redshirted in 2008…Prep — Led Grant Community High to the division championship title in 2007...rushed for 1,250 yards with 13 touchdowns and passed for 1,250 yards for 11 touchdowns as a senior... team MVP in football and track his senior year... named to the Academic All-State team...Personal — Finance/Entrepreneurial Management major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship... born Dec. 26, 1989.

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