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2009 Drake Schedule

Date Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 Dec,

Opponent GRAND VIEW *at Marist at South Dakota *VALPARAISO MISSOURI S & T *at San Diego *at Davidson *JACKSONVILLE *CAMPBELL *DAYTON *at Butler Gridiron Classic

*Pioneer Football League game All times listed are Central

Time 6 p.m. 12 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 12 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 12 p.m. TBA

Bulldogs On The Internet

Visit the Drake athletics web site, www.

godrakebulldogs.com for up-to-date information, statistics and releases on Drake football. Live game statistics are available for Drake’s home games. All home games are videostreamed with the subscription based service available for a nominal cost via the D-Pack link on the web site.

Credits

The 2009 Drake football yearbook was written and edited by Mike Mahon with assistance from Lauri Pyatt, Tara Scieszinski, Don Cook, Brian Gabel, Carolyn Hill, Paul Morrison, Sean Palchick, Joe Quinn and Amy Tagliareni. Cover design by Drake Marketing and Communications.

KRNT Radio

All Drake football games can be heard on KRNT Radio, 1350 AM, in Des Moines. Scott Pierce returns as play-by-play announcer with former Drake football player Chris Parrish providing analysis for home games. All games can be heard via the internet at www.godrakebulldogs. com.

About Drake............................................................................................................................................2 Athletic Administrators.............................................................................................................................3 Tradition...................................................................................................................................................4 Players in the Pros..................................................................................................................................5 Academics...............................................................................................................................................6 Drake Stadium.........................................................................................................................................7 The Legend of Johnny Bright..................................................................................................................8 Great Moments in Drake Football..................................................................................................... 9-10 Paul Morrison Hall of Honor..................................................................................................................11 Strength & Conditioning .......................................................................................................................12 Traveling Bulldogs.................................................................................................................................13 Community Pride...................................................................................................................................14 Pioneer Football League.......................................................................................................................15 Head Coach Chris Creighton.......................................................................................................... 16-18 Assistant Coaches........................................................................................................................... 19-20 Roster....................................................................................................................................................21 Football Outlook.............................................................................................................................. 22-23 Player Profiles................................................................................................................................. 24-32 Support Staff..........................................................................................................................................33 2008 Statistics.......................................................................................................................................34 School Records............................................................................................................................... 35-37 Coaching Records.................................................................................................................................38 Series Records......................................................................................................................................39 Year-By-Year Results...................................................................................................................... 40-43 All-Americans........................................................................................................................................44 All-Conference Performers....................................................................................................................45 Opponents.............................................................................................................................................46 Pioneer Football League Schedule.......................................................................................................47 Drake Football A to Z.............................................................................................................................48

Drake Quick Facts

Location: ......................................................................................................................Des Moines, Iowa Founded: ..........................................................................................................................................1881 Enrollment: ......................................................................................................................................5,668 Nickname: ..................................................................................................................................Bulldogs Colors: ............................................................................................................................. Blue and White Conference: ...................................................................................................... Pioneer Football League Affiliation: ......................................................................................... Football Championship Subdivision President: ......................................................................................................................... David Maxwell Faculty Representative: . .................................................................................................Renae Chesnut Athletic Director: .....................................................................................................Sandy Hatfield Clubb Athletic Director Phone: . .................................................................................................. 515-271-2889 Ticket Office: . .................................................................................................................... 515-271-3647 Sports Information Director: .................................................................................................Mike Mahon Office Phone: . ................................................................................................................... 515-271-3014 Cell Phone:......................................................................................................................... 515-208-8281 E-mail Address:................................................................................................. mike.mahon@drake.edu Assistant SID: ....................................................................................................................Sean Palchick Assistant SID:....................................................................................................................Amy Tagliareni Press Box Phones: ................................................................................................... 515-271-3729/3794 Fax Number: . .................................................................................................................... 515-271-3015 Web Site Address: .........................................................................................www.godrakebulldogs.com Head Coach: .........................................................................................Chris Creighton (Kenyon, 1991) Football Office: ................................................................................................................. 515-271-2104 2008 Record: ..................................................................................................................................... 6-5 2008 Pioneer Football League Record: .................................................................. 4-4 (Tie-fourth place) Starters Returning: .................................................................14 (6 offense, 6 defense, 2 special teams) Lettermen Returning: . ...................................................... 35 (16 offense, 17 defense, 2 special teams) Primary Offense: ......................................................................................................................... Multiple Primary Defense: . ........................................................................................................................... 4-2-5

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