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Table of Contents Media Information

Table of Contents....................................................1 EMU Sports Information.......................................2 Directions to Rynearson Stadium......................2 Media Guidelines.....................................................3

2009 Season

2009 Outlook........................................................4-7 Quick Facts.................................................................8 2009 Alphabetical Roster............................10-11 2009 Numerical Roster.................................12-13 2009 Depth Chart................................................. 14 2009 Player Profiles........................................15-61 Future Schedules.................................................. 64

2009 EMU Coaching Staff

Head Coach Ron English..............................66-67 Asst. Coach Ken Karcher.................................... 68 Asst. Coach Eric Lewis......................................... 69 Asst. Coach Kurt Anderson............................... 70 Asst. Coach Tom Burpee..................................... 71 Asst. Coach Antonio Carter............................... 72 Asst. Coach Tim Carter........................................ 73 Asst. Coach Casey Creehan............................... 74 Asst. Coach Steve Szabo.................................... 75 Asst. Coach Tyrone Wheatley........................... 76 Support Staff.......................................................... 77 Academic Honor Roll.......................................... 78

2008 Season In Review

EMU’s 12-Game 2008 Statistics.................80-81 Game 1 - vs. Indiana State................................. 82 Game 2 - at Michigan State............................... 83 Game 3 - vs. Toledo.............................................. 84 Game 4 - at Maryland.......................................... 85 Game 5 - vs. Northern Illinois........................... 86 Game 6 - at Bowling Green............................... 87 Game 7 - at Army.................................................. 88 Game 8 - vs. Akron............................................... 89 Game 9 - at Ball State.......................................... 90 Game 10 - at Western Michigan...................... 91 Game 11 - at Temple........................................... 92 Game 12 - vs. Central Michigan....................... 93 2008 Game-by-Game Statistics....................... 94 2008 Game-by-Game Comparison................ 95 A Record Setting Day.......................................... 96

2009 Opponents

Sept. 5 - vs. Army.................................................. 98 Sept. 12 - at Northwestern................................ 99 Sept. 19 - at Michigan.......................................100 Oct. 3 - vs. Temple...............................................101 Oct. 10 - at Central Michigan..........................102 Oct. 17 - vs. Kent State......................................103

Oct. 24 - vs. Ball State........................................104 Oct. 31 - at Arkansas..........................................105 Nov. 5 - at Northern Illinois.............................106 Nov. 14 - vs. Western Michigan......................107 Nov. 20 - at Toledo..............................................108 Nov. 27 - at Akron...............................................109 MAC Composite Schedule..............................110

The Mid-American Conference

The MAC.......................................................112-113 MAC All-Time Bowl Results.............................113 2008 MAC Statistical Leaders ...............114-115 EMU and the MAC..............................................116

The University

This is EMU...................................................118-121 President Dr. Susan Martin..............................122 EMU Board of Regents......................................123 Athletics Director Dr. Derrick Gragg............125 Athletics Department Staff....................126-133 EMU Sport Medicine.........................................134 EMU Strength and Conditioning..................135 Student-Athlete Support Services...............136 NCAA Compliance Information.....................137 Rynearson Stadium...........................................138 Convocation Center...........................................139 EMU Athletic Club..............................................140 E-Gridiron Group................................................141 EMU Athletic Hall of Fame...............................142

All-Time Records

EMU All-Americans...................................144-147 Player Honors..............................................148-151 Team Award Winners...............................152-154 All-Time Letterwinners............................155-162 Through the Years.....................................164-174 EMU Bowl Teams.................................................175 Season and Coaching Records.............176-177 Total Offense Records..............................178-181 Scoring Records.........................................182-183 Passing Records.........................................184-187 Receiving Records.....................................188-189 Rushing Records........................................190-191 Defensive Records.....................................192-194 Kicking Records...................................................195 Punting Records..................................................196 Punt Return Records.........................................197 Kickoff Return Records.....................................198 Returned Touchdowns.....................................199 Team Records..............................................200-203 Rynearson Stadium Records.................204-205 All-Time Opponent Records...........................206 The Last Time.......................................................207 EMU in the NFL....................................................208

EMU Athletics Mission Statement

Our mission above all else, is to guide, support and inspire our student-athletes in their pursuit of excellence- academically, athletically and socially while maintaining a successful Division I-A athletics program.

Vision of EMU Athletics

Our vision is to become the premier program in the Mid-American Conference, both academically and athletically.

Core Values of EMU Athletics

Four values guide and govern our action at all times and in all our affairs. The values define “what we stand for” and “what we will not stand for.” These values include: ♦ Respect - We treat ourselves and those we serve

with dignity, kindness and respect.

Integrity - We operate in a spirit of integrity at all times and know that doing the right thing is of utmost importance.

♦ Passion - We have strong work ethic and are passionate about what we do. This is more than just a job to us. ♦ Excellence - Excellence is the cornerstone of all we do within our department, on campus, within the community, as well as on the regional and national levels

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www.EMUEagles.com/football Credits

Editor: Layout and Design: Assistant Editors:

Jim Streeter Greg Steiner Dan Wyar Sarah VanMetre Andrew Streeter Jeff Fulton Chris Puzzuoli

Photography: Walt Middleton, Randy Mascharka, the NFL Dick Schwarze, Scott Olmstead Priniting: Multi-Ad Sports – Peoria, Ill.

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The 2009 EMU Football Media Guide is provided as a service to accredited media and opponents. There is a charge of $20 for the general public. Information is current as of July 13, 2009.

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Media Relations

Directions to Rynearson Stadium

EMU Athletic Media Relations

Jim Streeter

Greg Steiner

Jeremy Allen

Luke Pattarozzi

Dan Wyar

Associate Athletic Director/Media Relations...................................Jim Streeter

Office Phone............................................................................................................................734.487.0317 Cellular Phone.........................................................................................................................734.260.1004 E-mail....................................................................................................................jim.streeter@emich.edu Primary Sports Covered..................................................................... Football and Men’s Basketball

Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations...............................Greg Steiner

Office Phone............................................................................................................................734.487.0318 Cellular Phone.........................................................................................................................734.845.1132 E-mail...................................................................................................................greg.steiner@emich.edu Primary Sports Covered.............................. Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, Golf and Web site

Athletic Media Relations Graduate Assistant................................. Jeremy Allen Office Phone..........................................................................................................734.487.0318 Cellular Phone.......................................................................................................724.980.9262 E-mail.......................................................................................................................................... TBA Primary Sports Covered....................................................................Rowing, Tennis, and Track & Field

Athletic Media Relations Graduate Assistant.............................Luke Pattarozzi Office Phone............................................................................................................................734.487.0318

Cellular Phone.........................................................................................................................608.225.9802 E-mail...........................................................................................................................lpattaro@emich.edu Primary Sports Covered..................................................... Soccer, Swimming & Diving and Softball

Athletic Media Relations Graduate Assistant.......................................Dan Wyar Office Phone............................................................................................................................734.487.0318

Cellular Phone.........................................................................................................................440.666.2129 E-mail.............................................................................................................................. dwyar@emich.edu Primary Sports Covered.........................................................Baseball, Cross Country, Gymnastics

Office Fax.................................................................................................................734.485.3840 Address:..........................799 N. Hewitt Rd., Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 2009 EMU Football Opponent SID Information

School Akron Arkansas Army

Contact Mike Cawood Kevin Trainor Bob Beretta

Phone 330.972.6292 479.575.2753 845.938.3303

Fax 330.374.8844 479.575.7481 845.446.2556

E-mail cawood@uakron.edu ktrainor@uark.edu robert.beretta@usma.edu

Ball State Bowling Green Buffalo

Joe Hernandez Dave Meyer Paul Vecchio

765.285.8242 419.372.0474 716.645.6311

765.285.8929 419.372.6015 716.645.6840

jhernand@bsu.edu meyerd@bgsu.edu pvecchio@buffalo.edu

Central Michigan Kent State Miami

Scott Rex Alan Ashby Mike Pearson

989.774.7323 330.672.8419 513.529.4329

989.774.7324 330.672.2112 513.529.6729

scott.rex@cmich.edu aashby2@kent.edu pearsomg@muohio.edu

Michigan Northern Illinois Northwestern

Dave Ablauf Donna Turner Mike Wolf

734.763.4423 815.753.9513 847.467.2028

734.647.1188 N/A 847.491.8818

dablauf@umich.edu donnaturner@niu.edu mwolf@northwestern.edu

Ohio Toledo Western Michigan Mid-American Conf.

Jason Corriher Paul Helgren Mat Kanan Jeremy Guy

740.593.1298 419.530.4918 269.387.3168 216.566.4622

740.597.1838 419.530.4930 269.387.4139 216.858.9622

corriher@ohio.edu paul.helgran@utoledo.edu mat.kanan@wmich.edu jguy@mac-sports.com

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By air: Arriving at Detroit Metro Airport, take I-94 west to Michigan Avenue exit (exit 181B). Get in the far left lane and turn left on Hewitt. Head north on Hewitt for 2.5 miles, past Washtenaw Avenue. The stadium is on the east side of the road. From North: U.S. 23 south to Washtenaw Avenue east (exit 37A); take Washtenaw to Hewitt Road; turn left on Hewitt and proceed to Rynearson Stadium. From South: U.S. 23 north to Washtenaw Avenue east (exit 37A); take Washtenaw to Hewitt Road; turn left on Hewitt and proceed to Rynearson Stadium. From East: (A) Take I-94 west to Michigan Avenue exit (exit 181B). Get in the far left lane and turn left on Hewitt Road. Head north on Hewitt for 2.5 miles, past Washtenaw Avenue. The stadium is on the east side of the street. (B) Take I-96 west to M-14 west. Follow M-14 to U.S. 23 south. Go south to Washtenaw Avenue east (exit 37A); take Washtenaw to Hewitt Road; turn left on Hewitt and proceed to Rynearson Stadium. From West: Take I-94 east to Michigan Avenue exit (exit 181). Turn left and get in the far left lane. Turn left on Hewitt and head north on Hewitt approximately 2.5 miles, past Washtenaw. The stadium is on the east side of the road.

Call on Us

All University Numbers start with 734.487. (The last four are listed below) Athletics Administrators A.D. Derrick Gragg........................................ 1050 Assoc. A.D. Doug Dowdy........................... 5279 Assoc. A.D. Mike Malach............................. 7859 Assoc. A.D. Stephannnie Vandenberg... 5642 Assoc. A.D. Craig Fink ................................. 8236 Assoc. A.D. Melody Reifel Werner........... 2327 Assoc. A.D. Jim Streeter.............................. 0317 Secretary Karen Hansen............................. 1050 Athletics Equipment Staff Equip. Mgr. Jay Sofen...................... 1173/1029 Asst. Equip. Mgr. Wayne Smith.... 1173/1029 Facilities Staff Fac. Supervisor Erich Keil........................... 5152 Ticket Office Ticket Manager Ron Reid........................... 2282

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Media Guidelines The 2009 Eastern Michigan University football media guide is designed to assist the media with its coverage of EMU football. Additional information, statistics and photographs may be acquired by contacting Jim Streeter or Greg Steiner in the EMU Athletic Media Relations Office, Suite 307, Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197. Press Credentials Requests for working press space should be made in writing at least one week before the date of the home contest to the EMU Athletic Media Relations Office. The request should be made by the sports director of the newspaper, magazine, radio or television outlet wishing to send a reporter(s) to the game. Outlets that have made proper credential requests are entitled to receive copies of the final game statistics, play-by-play and a scoring summary, as well as any press information provided by the competing institutions. Confirmation of the request will be made by EMU Athletic Media Relations personnel. Press credentials WILL NOT be issued to spouses, friends or children. Press row is a working area. Press credentials can be picked up in the EMU Athletic Media Relations Office during the week of a home contest. If credentials are requested and approved, they will only be mailed if the request is granted at least two weeks prior to the game. Any credentials not picked up will be left at the will call window. Please make your credential requests to: Greg Steiner 307 Convocation Center Eastern Michigan University 799 N. Hewitt Road Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Office: 734.487.0317 Fax: 734.485.3840 E-mail: greg.steiner@emich.edu

Radio Mid-American Conference EMU football can be heard live on WEMU, News Media Association 89.1 FM and on the Internet at emueagles. A media organization supporting the Midcom and wemu.org. American Conference since the 1950s, the MAC News Media Association is a key component to the publicity efforts of local Visiting Radio The visiting team’s flagship radio station schools and the league office. The MNMA receives one reciprocal ISDN and a regular meets three times yearly - at Football Media phone line for their game broadcasts. The Day, Basketball Media Day and the MAC visiting radio booth is on the south end of Basketball Tournament. the press box. The press box space is very Members of the MNMA also vote on limited, so only the official flagship station postseason awards in football and men’s will be given credentials for broadcasting. and women’s basketball and participate in preseason polls. To join the MNMA please Interview Policy (Mid-Week) contact Secretary-Treasurer Paul Vecchio Head coach Ron English is available to at 716.645.6761 or pvecchio@buffalo.edu speak to the media via phone Monday- Information can also be obtained at the ofFriday mornings. Weekly media luncheons ficial website at: www.mnma.net for Coach English will be held Mondays at noon in Media Room A at the Convocation Important Contacts Center. Coach English will also be available EMU Media Relations............... 734.487.0317 on the Mid-American Conference weekly Media Relations Fax . ............... 734.485.3840 conference call on Monday mornings. Press Box............................734.481.0014/0072 Available each Monday of the season, beginning Aug. 24 and running through Nov. 23, the number to join the teleconference is available by calling the MAC Office at 216.696.2622. A replay of the call is also available Monday beginning at 5 p.m. Individual players are available for interviews Monday-Thursday. Please contact the EMU Athletic Media Relations Office to set up interviews. One note to the media: home phone numbers for players and coaches will not be given out by the EMU Athletic Media Relations Office. Interview Policy (Game Day) Postgame interviews will be conducted in the Football Team Building at the north end of Rynearson Stadium. Both head coaches will be available to the media after a 10-minute cooling-off period. Individual players may be available for interviews at the conclusion of the game. Please see a member of the media relations staff from either EMU or the visiting institution about player interviews.

Parking Credentials Eastern Michigan University does not issue Wireless Internet parking passes as EMU does not charge for For those with laptop computers that can parking for football. automatically select an IP address, there is a wireless Internet connection available Photographers Photographers are issued similar creden- in the Rynearson Stadium. See an athletic tials to press box media. Photographers are media relations representative for the login allowed to shoot from outside the 25-yard password. line on each side of the field and outside the dotted line surrounding the field.

Football Office............................ 734.487.2160 Ticket Office................................. 734.487.2282 MAC Office .................................. 216.566.4622 Website ................................... emueagles.com MAC site...................................mac-sports.com EMU Assoc. A.D/Media Relations Jim Streeter Office Phone: 734.487.0317 Cell Phone: 734.260.1004 E-mail: jim.streeter@emich.edu EMU Asst. Director of Media Relations Greg Steiner Office Phone: 734.487.0318 Cell Phone: 734.845.1132 E-mail: greg.steiner@emich.edu

On the Internet Information will be updated regularly at EMU’s official athletics website. For media information, go to the football web page to find updated PDF files containing, notes, statistics, rosters and schedules.

EMUEagles.com To be added to the football e-mail distribution list, contact Jim Streeter or Greg Steiner by phone, fax or e-mail. You will receive game notes, release and media advisories via e-mail.

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2009 Outlook YPSILANTI, Mich. — For first-year Head Football Coach Ron English, it is all about the process. English, who was named EMU’s head football coach Dec. 23, 2008, has been on a fast track since taking over the reins. From selecting a staff, to recruiting his first class of football players, to developing his blueprint for success at EMU, English has been plenty busy during his first six months on the job. And through all of the hustle and bustle of his day-to-day activities, English knows that without a plan, all of the hard work will not pay off. “For me, the entire situation is all about the process,” English explained. “You can have great ideas and hopes for success, but you have to have a process in place to reach your goals. Everything must be done with one goal in mind, to make sure that everyone understands their role in how we do things here at Eastern Michigan University.” The coaching staff, with the exception of one holdover from last season, is entirely new and English has worked tirelessly with every coach to ensure that they all share the same goals and ideals of how to make the program a success. Those goals were presented to the returning players during the 2009

spring drills. “One of our major goals is to build a team that understands what physical toughness is, and more importantly, what mental toughness is,” English explained. “Obviously, we will install both our offense and defense so that our players have an understanding of the concepts involved in both. “We want to teach our players how to win in terms of situations, and also the importance of field position and turnovers,” English added. “We want to be able to run the ball and also be accomplished in defending the run.” English and his staff also understand the importance of the evaluation process when new coaches work with a team for the first time on the field. “We wanted to evaluate every returning player in spring practice,” English said. “That was the right thing and the fair thing to do. We evaluated each player and then made the decisions on who will be the first guys to run out on the field and so forth. “What we ultimately want to do is build a program where we feel good about playing a lot of football players,” English explained. “ For example, we don’t want to have starters and not worry about the rest of the guys. We would like to create a program with a lot of depth.

“We’re really not going into the season with any preconceived notions, but we are going in with the thought that we want to develop a team through tough, hard practices, build fundamentals, and install our philosophies on offense and defense.” That initial learning process began in spring ball and continues into the fall with a core group of 47 returning lettermen, 23 on offense and 24 on defense. The 2008 Eagles rolled up recordbreaking efforts in three games last year and the top two quarterbacks from that offensive machine return in senior Andy Schmitt (6-4, 238, Sr.-Sr.) and junior Kyle McMahon (6-3, 208, Jr.-Jr.). Both signal callers turned in strong performances in 2008 and will provide solid depth at that position. Schmitt started 10 of 11 games in which he played last year and completed 261-of-417 passes for 2,644 yards and 15 touchdowns. Schmitt also finished third on the team in rushing with 171 yards on 57 carries with five touchdowns on the ground. In addition, Schmitt was named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week for the Central Michigan (Nov. 28) game after setting a national record for pass completions with 58.

Head coach Ron English talks to the team on the field at Rynearson Stadium following the Spring Game.

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2009 Outlook intact from 2008, 197, Sr.-Jr.), junior Sonny Paluch (6with only senior 4, 246, Sr.-Jr.) and sophomore Trey Tyler Jones, who Hunter (5-11, 207, Jr.-So.) are all had 75 catches for returning. 760 yards and six The offensive line lost its anchor touchdowns, lost from 2008 in tackle T.J. Lang, who was through gradua- drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 tion. NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packes. Jones tied a Despite Lang’s absence, several renational record turning lettermen make the offensive for single-game trenches a strength. pass receptions in Center Eric Davis (6-2, 280, Sr.-Jr.) the CMU contest returns in the middle after starting for when he hauled in the past two seasons. Also returning 23 aerials for170 to the offensive front are guards Andy yards. Fretz (6-2, 290, Sr.-Sr.), and Stephen The top re- Johnson (6-4, 280, Sr.-Sr.), along with ceiver from last tackles Bridger Buche (6-3, 294, Jr.year, senior Jaco- Jr.), Dan DeMaster (6-5, 290, Sr.-Jr.), ry Stone (6-0 1/2, and converted defensive lineman Drew 201, Sr.-Sr.), is Serruto (6-4, 275, So.-So.). back after record- The defensive side of the ball has 22 Senior quarterback Andy Schmitt (7) ing an outstanding lettermen back, but the big task will be junior season with 88 catches for 943 finding replacements for the top two He also established a national record tacklers last season, middle linebacker against Temple (Nov. 22) when he at- yards and three scores. Tight end Josh LeDuc (6-3, 230, Daniel Holtzclaw, and safety Jacob tempted 76 passes without an intercepSr.-Jr.) returns aftion. In the CMU game, Schmitt completed ter recording 32 58-of-80 passes for 516 yards and five catches for 446 touchdowns and in the Temple battle yards and four he completed 50-of76 passes for 484 t o u c h d o w n s while sophomore yards and three touchdowns. McMahon played in five games, start- Marvon Sanders ing twice, before suffering a season- (5-9, 160, So.ending shoulder injury. He completed So.), 28 catches 45-of-73 passes for 574 yards and two 253 yards, senior touchdowns in his limited time at the Dontayo Gage (5-10, 184, Sr.throttle. The top four rushers from 2008 return Sr.), 22 receptions in 2009, led by senior Terrence Blevins for 211 yards, se(6-1, 225, Sr.-Sr.), junior Dwayne nior DeAnthony Priest (5-9, 186, Jr.-Jr.), Schmitt, and White (5-8, 170, sophomore Corey Welch (5-9, 182, Sr.-Sr.), 15 catches for 156 yards, Jr.-So.). Blevins carried 133 times for 575 yards senior John Bonand a team-leading 12 touchdowns ner (6-2, 240, Sr.while Priest rushed 99 times for 474 Sr.), junior Ben yards and five scores with Welch rush- Thayer (6-4, 230, Sr.-Jr.), junior Tying 25 times for 154 yards. Senior running back Terrence Blevins (3) The receiving corps returns almost rone Burke (6-0, 2009 Eastern Michigan University FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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2009 Outlook So.-So.), Tim Fort Guy Award nominee as the nation’s best (6-0, 214, Sr.-Jr.), punter his first two seasons, suffered Steve Brown (6- through leg injuries most of 2008 and 0, 220, So.-So.), is hoping to return to his earlier form Lorenzo Seab- in 2009. Backing him up will be junior erry (5-8, 216, Patrick Treppa (5-10, 157, Sr.-Jr.). Sr.-Sr.), and Neal Long snapper Tyler Cochran (6-3, Howey (6-1, 215, 240, So.-So.) returns after handling those duties in 2008. Jr.-Jr.). Directing the Returning lettermen that handled all secondary will be of the kick-return duties last year, Welch, a group of eight Sanders, White and Gage, are all back v e t e r a n s , l e d to keep the Eagles solid in that area. by junior safety Gage returned 30 kickoffs for 538 Ryan Downard yards while Welch was right behind (6-1, 201, Sr.-Jr.) with 26 returns for 562 yards last year. and senior safety The Eagles returned just 10 punts Chris May (5-10, in 2008 with White notching six and Sanders four. 200, Sr.-Sr.). Other safeties English and his staff are counting in the mix are on a host of newcomers to provide Kevin Long (6- much-needed depth to the program in Senior defensive lineman Brandon Downs (17) 1, 196, Jr.-Jr.), and 2009, including the presence of three top junior-college prospects, all on the Brandon Pratt (6-2, 197, Sr.-Jr.). Wyatt. Holtzclaw was a four-year starter Lettermen battling for playing time defensive side of the ball. who graduated as the second-leading at the corner back spots will be ju- The junior college players expected tackler in school history with 437 career niors Arrington Hicks (5-10, 170, stops. Wyatt was also a four-year letterman Jr.-Jr.), Derrick who had 88 tackles in 2008 and 254 Hunter (5-11, 182, Sr.-Jr.), and career stops. Returning on the defensive front line Mark Mitchell are Brad Ohrman (6-4, 244, Jr.-So.), (5-11, 179, Sr.Brandon Downs (6-1, 246, Sr.-Sr.), Jr.) along with Brandon Slater (6-3, 273, Jr.-So.), sophomore Nate Tyler Palsrok (6-4, 265, Jr.-Jr.), Ryan Wilson (5-11, Kuhlman (6-4, 265, So.-So.), and 180, Jr.-So.). The special teams Javon Reese (6-2, 230, So.-So.). Orhman gained national acclaim in unit returns virtu2008 after recording 11 tackles-for-loss ally intact, led by of 60 yards and six sacks for 19 yards. His junior place-kicksack total ranked 62nd in the country er Joe Carithers while his TFL’s total was good for a tie (6-0, 200, Jr.-Jr.) who made 10-offor 100th. Returning letterwinners in the line- 14 field goal atbacking corps include Jermaine Jen- tempts last year. kins (6-2, 207, Sr.-Sr.), Andre Hatchett Punter Zach (5-11, 221, Sr.-Sr.), Marcus English (6- Johnson (6-0, 1, 216, Jr.-So.), Herb Waits (5-10, 184, 195, Sr.-Sr.), a Ray Junior safety Ryan Downard (10)

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2009 Outlook 180, Fr.), Garrett Gronowski (6-3, 202, Fr.), Kelip Goodwin (6-2, 190, Fr.) and Willie Hickman (59, 160, Fr.). The Eagles will need to be ready for a tough schedule in 2009, highlighted by matchups with Big Ten foes Michigan, Sept. 19 in the Big House, and Northwestern, Sept. 12 in Evanston, Ill. along with an Oct. 31 trip to face Southeastern ConferSenior punter Zach Johnson (33) ence power Arkansas. The remaining non-conference 2009 EMU Football Schedule game will see the Green and White Date Opponent host Army, Sept. 5, Sept. 5 ARMY in their first appear- (Armed Forces Day) ance in Rynearson Sept. 12 at Northwestern Stadium. Sept. 19 at Michigan Eastern will have Oct. 3 TEMPLE* eight Mid-American Oct. 10 at Central Michigan* Conference games Oct. 17 KENT STATE* split evenly be- (Homecoming) tween home and Oct. 24 BALL STATE* away venues. (Band Day) The Eagles will host Oct. 31 at Arkansas league foes Temple, Nov. 5 at Northern Illinois* Oct. 3, Kent State, Nov. 14 WESTERN MICHIGAN* Oct. 17, Ball State, (Senior Day) Oct. 24, and Western Nov. 20 at Toledo* Michigan, Nov. 14. Nov. 27 at Akron* MAC road games Dec. 4 MAC Championship will see the Eagles (Ford Field - Detroit) play at Central Michigan, Oct. 10, North- Home Games in BOLD CAPS ern Illinois, Nov. 5, * - Mid-American Conference game Toledo, Nov. 20, and Akron, Nov. 27. Senior linebacker AndrĂŠ Hatchett

to offer immediate help are defensive lineman Ryan Leonard (6-0, 290, Jr.) along with linebacker Nate Paopao (6-1, 220, Jr.) and safety Jonte Lewis (6-0, 210, Jr.). A total of seven freshman recruits will bolster the offense while 10 are defensive players. On offense, the freshmen making the transtion to college include tight ends Garrett Hoskins (6-3, 235, Fr.) and Aaron Tanguma (6-4, 265, Fr.), quarterbacks Alex Gillett (6-1, 185, Fr.) and Devontae Payne (6-6, 235, Fr.), wide receivers Nick Olds (6-3, 190, Fr.) and Kinsman Thomas (6-3, 202, Fr.) and offensive lineman Andrew Sorgatz (6-5, 252, Fr.). The defensive freshmen include linemen Devon Davis (6-2, 235, Fr.), Bronley Kashama (6-4, 245, Fr.) and Orlando McCord (6-4, 260, Fr.) along with linebackers Matt Boyd (6-1, 225, Fr.), Darius Moffett (6-3, 220, Fr.) and Andy Mulumba (6-3, 235, Fr.) and defensive backs Jaron Gillespie (6-0,

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Quick Facts EMU Quick Facts

Location...........................................................................................................Ypsilanti, Mich. Founded.............................................................................................................................. 1849 Enrollment.......................................................................................................................22,638 Nickname......................................................................................................................... Eagles Colors.............................................................................................................Green and White Conference......................................................................................... Mid-American (MAC) Administration President....................................................................................................... Dr. Susan Martin Athletics Director......................................................................................Dr. Derrick Gragg Associate AD-SWA................................................... Stephannnie Harvey-Vandenberg Associate AD......................................................................................................Doug Dowdy Associate AD.......................................................................................................Mike Malach Associate AD..................................................................................... Melody Reifel Werner Associate AD............................................................................................................ Craig Fink Associate AD........................................................................................................ Jim Streeter Convocation Center Director .................................................................Mark Monahan Ticket Operations Manager.................................................................................. Ron Reid Head Coach...........................................................................................................Ron English Alma Mater, Year.............................................................................................. California, ‘90 Record at EMU (Years)....................................................................................... First Season MAC Record (Years)........................................................................................... First Season Career Record (Years)........................................................................................ First Season Office Phone Number.................................................................................... 734.487.2160

For the most complete information on Eastern Michigan University sports, log on to www.emueagles.com

Assistant Coaches......... Kurt Anderson, Tom Burpee, Antonio Carter, Tim Carter, ................Casey Creehan, Ken Karcher, Eric Lewis, Steve Szabo, Tyrone Wheatley Director of Football Operations........................................................... Jacob Kirkendall Video Coordinator.........................................................................................Matt Patterson Graduate Assistant......................................................................................Olmy Olmstead Graduate Assistant......................................................................................Steve Otterbein Football Secretary......................................................................................... Maria Farrugia Home Field....................................................................... Rynearson Stadium (FieldTurf ) Capacity............................................................................................................................30,200 2008 Overall Record............................................................................................................3-9 2008 Overall MAC Record/Finish..............................................................2-6/t-5th West Letterwinners Returning/Lost....................................................................................45/13 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost..................................................................................8/3 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost.................................................................................8/3 Specialists Returning/Lost................................................................................................4/0 Athletic Media Relations Associate AD-Media Relations....................................................................... Jim Streeter Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations....................................... Greg Steiner Athletic Media Relations Graduate Assistant......................................... Jeremy Allen Athletic Media Relations Graduate Assistant.....................................Luke Pattarozzi Athletic Media Relations Graduate Assistant................................................Dan Wyar Football Contact................................................................................................. Jim Streeter E-mail...............................................................................................jim.streeter@emich.edu Office Phone...................................................................................................... 734.487.0317 Office Fax............................................................................................................ 734.485.3840 Streeter’s Cellular Phone............................................................................... 734.260.1004 Mailing Address...................................................................................799 N. Hewitt Road, ............................................................................................ Convocation Center, Room 307 ................................................................................................................... Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Web Site......................................................................................................... emueagles.com

The EMU football team takes the field at Rynearson Stadium.

EMU ROTC members from Eagle Battalion fire the ‘E-Boom’ cannon after each Eagle score in Rynearson Stadium.

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Alphabetical Roster No. 43 47 3 83 58 45 52 76 9 40 6 38 59 94 78 65 44 10 17 42 48 35 57 60 2 34 13 61 21 20 5 19 85 54 8 84 25 55 33 98 92 89 56 16 4 46 23 95 75 11 37 71 49 68 67

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Name Alex Bellfy Chris Bittner Terrence Blevins*** John Bonner*** Matt Bowman Matt Boyd Steve Brown* Bridger Buche** Tyrone Burke** L’Shane Bynum Marty Cardwell Joe Carithers* Tyler Cochran* Devon Davis Eric Davis** Dan DeMaster** Kyle DeMaster Ryan Downard** Brandon Downs*** Marcus English* James Ervin Joe Fleming Tim Fort** Andy Fretz*** Dontayo Gage*** Jaron Gillespie Alex Gillett Derek Gotham* Garrett Gronowski Andre Hatchett*** Willie Hickman Arrington Hicks** Garrett Hoskins Neal Howey* Derrick Hunter** Trey Hunter* Jermaine Jenkins*** Stephen Johnson** Zach Johnson*** Bronly Kashama Ryan Kuhlman* Josh LeDuc** Ryan Leonard Jonte Lewis Kevin Long** Corey Manns Chris May*** Orlando McCord Scott McLeod Kyle McMahon** Mark Mitchell** Brian Moore Andy Mulumba Korey Neal Marty Newman

Pos DB LB RB TE LS LB LB OL WR LB DB PK LS DE OL OL LB DB DL LB LB RB LB OL WR DB QB OL DB LB DB DB TE LB DB WR LB OL P/PK DE DL TE DL DB DB WR DB DE OL QB DB OL LB OL LB

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

Wt 196 215 225 240 189 225 220 294 197 210 198 200 240 235 280 310 200 201 246 216 195 219 214 290 192 180 185 290 202 221 160 170 235 215 188 207 207 280 195 245 265 230 290 210 196 195 200 260 297 208 179 290 235 282 223

Class So.-Fr. Jr.-So. Sr.-Sr. Sr.-Sr. So.-Fr. Fr.-Fr. So.-So. Jr.-Jr. Sr.-Jr. So.-Fr. Jr.-So. Jr.-Jr. So.-So. Fr.-Fr. Sr.-Jr. Sr.-Jr. Fr.-Fr. Sr.-Jr. Sr.-Sr. Jr.-So. So.-Fr. Fr.-Fr. Sr.-Jr. Sr.-Sr. Sr.-Sr. Fr.-Fr. Fr.-Fr. Jr.-So. Fr.-Fr. Sr.-Sr. Fr.-Fr. Jr.-Jr. Fr.-Fr. Jr.-Jr. Sr.-Jr. Jr.-So. Sr.-Sr. Sr.-Sr. Sr.-Sr. Fr.-Fr. So.-So. Sr.-Jr. Jr.-Jr. Jr.-Jr. Jr.-Jr. So.-Fr. Sr.-Sr. Fr.-Fr. Fr.-Fr. Jr.-Jr. Sr.-Jr. Sr.-Jr. Fr.-Fr. So.-Fr. So.-Fr.

Hometown-High School-Previous School Jackson, Mich.-Lumen Christi Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-Lahser Detroit, Mich.-Denby Dayton, Ohio-Chaminade Julienne West Bloomfield, Mich.-West Bloomfield Southfield, Mich.-Lathrup Charlottesville, Va.-St. Anne’s Belfield-Fork Union Academy Portland, Mich.-Portland Syracuse, N.Y.-Corcoran-Milford Academy Taylor, Mich.-Truman Flint, Mich.-Carman-Ainsworth Dacula, Ga.-Dacula-Palomar (Calif.) J.C. Columbus, Ohio-Westerville Central Columbus, Ind.-East Southgate, Mich.-Anderson Macomb, Mich.-L’Anse Creuse Central Macomb, Mich.-Macomb Dakota Lima, Ohio-Shawnee Springfield,Ohio-Kenton Ridge Dayton, Ohio-Trotwood-Madison Nacogdoches, Texas-Nacogdoches Southfield, Mich.-Lathrup Southfield, Mich.-Southfield Kalamazoo, Mich.-Central Pontiac, Mich.-Northern Washington, D.C.-Friendship Collegiate Academy Clyde, Ohio-Clyde South Lyon, Mich.-South Lyon Avon, Ohio-Avon Indianapolis, Ind.-Warren Central Pahokee, Fla.-Pahokee Orlando, Fla.-Edgewater Grand Rapids, Mich.-Creston Monroe, Mich.-St. Mary’s-Upper Iowa University Southfield, Mich.-Southfield Pemberville, Ohio-Eastwood Saginaw, Mich.-Saginaw Holt, Mich.-Holt Springboro, Ohio-Springboro Brampton, Ontario, Canada-Brampton Findlay, Ohio-Findlay Canton, Mich.-Plymouth Carrollton, Texas-Hebron-SMU-Coll. of the Sequoias J.C. Tulare, Calif.-Tulare Union-Coll. of the Sequoias J.C. West Bloomfield, Mich.-W.L. Central Kenton, Ohio-Kenton Jupiter, Fla.-Dwyer Detroit, Mich.-Martin Luther King Sterling Heights, Mich.-DeLaSalle Rochester Hills, Mich.-Pontiac Notre Dame Prep Blissfield, Mich.-Tecumseh Detroit, Mich.-Cass Tech-Elizabeth City College Montreal, Quebec, Canada-Vieux Montreal Bowie, Md.-St. John’s North Olmsted, Ohio-St. Edward

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Alphabetical Roster No. 93 80 99 88 11 14 14 22 36 90 31 27 7 29 97 87 32 96 72 15 86 81 1 41 24 39 63 51 70 26 18 12 28 53

Name Brad Ohrman* Nick Olds Tyler Palsrok** Sonny Paluch* Nate Paopao Devontae Payne Brandon Pratt* Dwayne Priest** Jon Pryor Javon Reese* Marcell Rose Marvon Sanders* Andy Schmitt*** Lorenzo Seaberry*** Kalvin Seilis Drew Serruto* Dominique Sherrer Brandon Slater* Andrew Sorgatz Jacory Stone*** Artie Tanguma Ben Thayer* Kinsman Thomas Latarrius Thomas Tyler Thomas Patrick Treppa* Mark VanDenburgh Herb Waits* Cory Watman Corey Welch* DeAnthony White*** Jason Williams Nate Wilson* Mike Zupancic

Pos Ht DL 6-4 WR 6-3 DL 6-4 TE 6-4 LB 6-1 QB 6-6 DB 6-2 RB 5-9 DB 5-9 DL 6-2 DB 5-9 WR 5-9 QB 6-4 LB 5-8 DL 6-5 TE 6-4 RB 5-11 DL 6-3 OL 6-5 WR 6-0 ½ TE 6-4 TE 6-4 WR 6-3 DB 6-2 DB 5-9 PNT 5-10 OL 6-4 LB 5-10 OL 6-2 RB 5-9 WR 5-8 QB 6-3 DB 5-11 LS 6-4

Wt 244 190 265 246 220 238 197 186 175 230 180 160 238 216 236 275 190 273 252 190 265 230 202 206 190 157 290 184 280 182 170 191 180 250

Class Jr.-So. Fr.-Fr. Jr.-Jr. Sr.-Jr. Jr.-Jr. Fr.-Fr. Sr.-Jr. Jr.-Jr. So.-Fr. So.-So. So.-So. So.-So. Sr.-Sr. Sr.-Sr. So.-Fr. So.-So. So.-So. Jr.-So. Fr.-Fr. Sr.-Sr. Fr.-Fr. Sr.-Jr. Fr.-Fr. Sr.-Jr. So.-Fr. Sr.-Jr. So.-Fr. So.-So. So.-Fr. Jr.-So. Sr.-Sr. Jr.-So. Jr.-So. So.-Fr.

Hometown-High School-Previous School Adrian, Mich.-Adrian Columbus, Ind.-East Vicksburg, Mich.-Vicksburg Harper Woods, Mich.-Harper Woods Oceanside, Calif.-El Camino-Palomar J.C. Cleveland, Ohio-South Wayne, Mich.-Westland John Glenn Roanoke, Va.-Fleming-Fork Union Monroeville, Pa.-Gateway Ft. Wayne, Ind.-Southside Orlando, Fla.-Cypress Creek Ypsilanti, Mich.-Ypsilanti St. Johns, Mich.-St. Johns Cleveland, Ohio-Bedford Holland Landing, Ontario, Canada-Huron Heights Dayton, Ohio-Centerville Cincinnati, Ohio-Colerain Southfield, Mich.-Lathrup Wheaton, Ill.-Wheaton North Cleveland, Ohio-Glenville Elsa, Texas-Edcouch-Elsa Kalamazoo, Mich.-Hackett Catholic Central Bennettsville, S.C.-Marlboro County New Smyrna Beach, Fla.-Smyrna Beach-Univ. of Louisville Jackson, Mich.-Jackson Livonia, Mich.-Stevenson Chesterton, Ind.-Chesterton Saginaw, Mich.-Swan Valley Queensland, Ontario, Canada-Huron Heights Akron, Ohio-Green Kennesaw, Ga.-Kell Dayton, Ohio-Miamisburg Mentor, Ohio-Mentor Trabuco Canyon, Calif.-Trabuco Hills

*Letters won

Pronunciation Guide Coaches Casey Creehan..................................................... CREE-han Ken Karcher..........................................................KARCH-er Players Buche, Bridger..........................................................BO-key Carithers, Joe.................................................cuh-RITH-ers Downard, Ryan................................................. DOWN-erd Gillespie, Jaron........................................................ JAY-ron Gourdine, Terrance........................................... gor-DEAN Gotham, Derek................................................... GOTH-um Gronowski, Garrett.................................. grow-NOW-ski Kashama, Bronley.................................... CASH-uh-muh Kuhlman, Ryan...................................................COOL-min LeDuc, Josh............................................................. la-DUKE

Lewis, Jonte............................................................. JON-tay Mulumba, Andy........................................muh-LUM-buh Ohrman, Brad........................................................ORR-min Palsrok, Tyler....................................................... PALS-rock Paluch, Sonny......................................................puh-LUKE Paopao, Nate......................................................POW-POW Payne, Devontae......................................... duh-VON-tay Reese, Javon........................................................... juh-VON Sanders, Marvon..................................................MAR-von Seilis, Kalven............................................................ SELL-us Serruto, Drew.................................................. suh-ROOT-o Sorgatz, Andrew............................................... SORE-gatz Stone, Jacory..................................................juh-CORE-ee Tanguma, Artie..........................................tan-GOO-muh Zupancic, Mike............................................. zoo-PAN-zick

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Numerical Roster No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 11 12 13 14 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 51 52

Name Kinsman Thomas Dontayo Gage*** Terrence Blevins*** Kevin Long** Willie Hickman Marty Cardwell Andy Schmitt*** Derrick Hunter** Tyrone Burke** Ryan Downard** Kyle McMahon** Nate Paopao Jason Williams Alex Gillett Brandon Pratt* Devontae Payne Jacory Stone*** Jonte Lewis Brandon Downs*** DeAnthony White*** Arrington Hicks** Andre Hatchett*** Garrett Gronowski Dwayne Priest** Chris May*** Tyler Thomas Jermaine Jenkins*** Corey Welch* Marvon Sanders* Nate Wilson* Lorenzo Seaberry*** Marcell Rose Dominique Sherrer Zach Johnson*** Jaron Gillespie Joe Fleming Jon Pryor Mark Mitchell** Joe Carithers* Patrick Treppa* L’Shane Bynum Latarrius Thomas Marcus English* Alex Bellfy Kyle DeMaster Matt Boyd Corey Manns Chris Bittner James Ervin Andy Mulumba Herb Waits* Steve Brown*

Pos WR WR RB DB DB DB QB DB WR DB QB LB QB QB DB QB WR S DL WR DB LB DB RB DB DB LB RB WR DB LB DB RB P/PK S RB DB DB PK PNT LB DB LB DB LB LB WR LB LB LB LB LB

Ht 6-3 5-11 6-1 6-1 5-9 5-10 6-4 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-6 6-0 ½ 6-0 6-1 5-8 5-10 5-11 6-3 5-9 5-10 5-9 6-2 5-9 5-9 5-11 5-8 5-9 5-11 6-0 6-0 5-11 5-9 5-11 6-0 5-10 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-1 6-2 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-3 5-10 6-0

Wt 202 192 225 196 160 198 238 188 197 201 208 220 191 185 197 238 190 210 246 170 170 221 202 186 200 190 207 182 160 180 216 180 190 195 180 219 175 179 200 157 210 206 216 196 200 225 195 215 195 235 184 220

Class Fr.-Fr. Sr.-Sr. Sr.-Sr. Jr.-Jr. Fr.-Fr. Jr.-So. Sr.-Sr. Sr.-Jr. Sr.-Jr. Sr.-Jr. Jr.-Jr. Jr.-Jr. Jr.-So. Fr.-Fr. Sr.-Jr. Fr.-Fr. Sr.-Sr. Jr.-Jr. Sr.-Sr. Sr.-Sr. Jr.-Jr. Sr.-Sr. Fr.-Fr. Jr.-Jr. Sr.-Sr. So.-Fr. Sr.-Sr. Jr.-So. So.-So. Jr.-So. Sr.-Sr. So.-So. So.-So. Sr.-Sr. Fr.-Fr. Fr.-Fr. So.-Fr. Sr.-Jr. Jr.-Jr. Sr.-Jr. So.-Fr. Sr.-Jr. Jr.-So. So.-Fr. Fr.-Fr. Fr.-Fr. So.-Fr. Jr.-So. So.-Fr. Fr.-Fr. So.-So. So.-So.

Hometown-High School-Previous School Bennettsville, S.C.-Marlboro County Pontiac, Mich.-Northern Detroit, Mich.-Denby West Bloomfield, Mich.-W.L. Central Pahokee, Fla.-Pahokee Flint, Mich.-Carman-Ainsworth St. Johns, Mich.-St. Johns Southfield, Mich.-Southfield Syracuse, N.Y.-Corcoran-Milford Academy Lima, Ohio-Shawnee Rochester Hills, Mich.-Pontiac Notre Dame Prep Oceanside, Calif.-El Camino-Palomar J.C. Dayton, Ohio-Miamisburg Clyde, Ohio-Clyde Wayne, Mich.-Westland John Glenn Cleveland, Ohio-South Cleveland, Ohio-Glenville Tulare, Calif.-Tulare Union-Coll. of the Sequoias J.C. Springfield,Ohio-Kenton Ridge Kennesaw, Ga.-Kell Orlando, Fla.-Edgewater Indianapolis, Ind.-Warren Central Avon, Ohio-Avon Roanoke, Va.-Fleming-Fork Union Jupiter, Fla.-Dwyer Jackson, Mich.-Jackson Saginaw, Mich.-Saginaw Akron, Ohio-Green Ypsilanti, Mich.-Ypsilanti Mentor, Ohio-Mentor Cleveland, Ohio-Bedford Orlando, Fla.-Cypress Creek Cincinnati, Ohio-Colerain Springboro, Ohio-Springboro Washington, D.C.-Friendship Collegiate Academy Southfield, Mich.-Lathrup Monroeville, Pa.-Gateway Blissfield, Mich.-Tecumseh Dacula, Ga.-Dacula-Palomar (Calif.) J.C. Livonia, Mich.-Stevenson Taylor, Mich.-Truman New Smyrna Beach, Fla.-Smyrna Beach-Univ. of Louisville Dayton, Ohio-Trotwood-Madison Jackson, Mich.-Lumen Christi Macomb, Mich.-Macomb Dakota Southfield, Mich.-Lathrup Kenton, Ohio-Kenton Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-Lahser Nacogdoches, Texas-Nacogdoches Montreal, Quebec-Canada-Vieux Montreal Saginaw, Mich.-Swan Valley Charlottesville, Va.-St. Anne’s Belfield-Fork Union Academy

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Numerical Roster No. 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 63 65 67 68 70 71 72 75 76 78 80 81 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

Name Mike Zupancic Neal Howey* Stephen Johnson** Ryan Leonard Tim Fort** Matt Bowman Tyler Cochran* Andy Fretz*** Derek Gotham* Mark VanDenburgh Dan DeMaster** Marty Newman Korey Neal Cory Watman Brian Moore Andrew Sorgatz Scott McLeod Bridger Buche** Eric Davis** Nick Olds Ben Thayer* John Bonner*** Trey Hunter* Garrett Hoskins Artie Tanguma Drew Serruto* Sonny Paluch* Josh LeDuc** Javon Reese* Ryan Kuhlman* Brad Ohrman* Devon Davis Orlando McCord Brandon Slater* Kalvin Seilis Bronly Kashama Tyler Palsrok**

Pos LS LB OL DL LB LS LS OL OL OL OL LB OL OL OL OL OL OL OL WR TE TE WR TE TE TE TE TE DL DL DL DE DE DL DL DE DL

Ht 6-4 6-1 6-4 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-5 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-6 6-5 6-8 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-4 6-4

Wt 250 215 280 290 214 189 240 290 290 290 310 230 282 280 290 252 297 294 280 190 230 240 207 235 265 275 246 230 230 265 244 235 260 273 236 245 265

Class So.-Fr. Jr.-Jr. Sr.-Sr. Jr.-Jr. Sr.-Jr. So.-Fr. So.-So. Sr.-Sr. Jr.-So. So.-Fr. Sr.-Jr. So.-Fr. So.-Fr. So.-Fr. Sr.-Jr. Fr.-Fr. Fr.-Fr. Jr.-Jr. Sr.-Jr. Fr.-Fr. Sr.-Jr. Sr.-Sr. Jr.-So. Fr.-Fr. Fr.-Fr. So.-So. Sr.-Jr. Sr.-Jr. So.-So. So.-So. Jr.-So. Fr.-Fr. Fr.-Fr. Jr.-So. So.-Fr. Fr.-Fr. Jr.-Jr.

Hometown-High School-Previous School Trabuco Canyon, Calif.-Trabuco Hills Monroe, Mich.-St. Mary’s-Upper Iowa University Holt, Mich.-Holt Carrollton, Texas-Hebron-SMU-Coll. of the Sequoias J.C. Southfield, Mich.-Southfield West Bloomfield, Mich.-West Bloomfield Columbus, Ohio-Westerville Central Kalamazoo, Mich.-Central South Lyon, Mich.-South Lyon Chesterton, Ind.-Chesterton Macomb, Mich.-L’Anse Creuse Central North Olmsted, Ohio-St. Edward Bowie, Md.-St. John’s Queensland, Ontario, Canada-Huron Heights Detroit, Mich.-Cass Tech-Elizabeth City College Wheaton, Ill.-Wheaton North Sterling Heights, Mich.-DeLaSalle Portland, Mich.-Portland Southgate, Mich.-Anderson Columbus, Ind.-East Kalamazoo, Mich.-Hackett Catholic Central Dayton, Ohio-Chaminade Julienne Pemberville, Ohio-Eastwood Grand Rapids, Mich.-Creston Elsa, Texas-Edcouch-Elsa Dayton, Ohio-Centerville Harper Woods, Mich.-Harper Woods Canton, Mich.-Plymouth Ft. Wayne, Ind.-Southside Findlay, Ohio-Findlay Adrian, Mich.-Adrian Columbus, Ind.-East Detroit, Mich.-Martin Luther King Southfield, Mich.-Lathrup Holland Landing, Ontario, Canada-Huron Heights Brampton, Ontario, Canada-Brampton Vicksburg, Mich.-Vicksburg

*Letters won

Breaking Down the Roster Geographically (Number of Players From) Michigan............................................................................. 39 Ohio...................................................................................... 20 Indiana....................................................................................5 Florida.....................................................................................5 Canada....................................................................................4 California................................................................................3 Texas........................................................................................3 Georgia...................................................................................2 Virginia....................................................................................2 Illinois......................................................................................1 Maryland................................................................................1

Geographically (Continued) New York................................................................................1 Pennsylvania.........................................................................1 South Carolina......................................................................1 Washington D.C...................................................................1 Players By Class Senior................................................................................... 14 Junior.................................................................................... 25 Sophomore........................................................................ 17 Redshirt Freshman.......................................................... 15 Freshman............................................................................ 18

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Preseason Depth Chart Defense

Offense

X

15 Jacory Stone*** 2 Dontayo Gage***

6-0 ½ 5-11

201 184

Sr.-Sr. Sr.-Sr.

DE

17 Brandon Downs*** 6-1 67 Marty Newman 6-0

246 223

Sr.-Sr. So.-Fr.

Z

9 Tyrone Burke** 84 Trey Hunter*

6-0 6-0

197 207

Sr.-Jr. Jr.-So.

DT

93 Brad Ohrman* 56 Ryan Leonard

6-4 6-0

244 290

Jr.-So. Jr.-Jr.

H

27 Marvon Sanders* 5-9 18 DeAnthony White*** 5-8

160 So.-So. 170 Sr.-Sr.

DT

99 Tyler Palsrok** 92 Ryan Kuhlman*

6-4 6-4

265 Jr.-Jr. 265 So.-So.

TE

13 Ben Thayer* 89 Josh LeDuc**

6-4 6-3

230 230

Sr.-Jr. Sr.-Jr.

DE

90 Javon Reese* 94 Devon Davis

6-2 6-2

230 So.-So. 235 Fr.-Fr.

LT

76 Bridger Buche** 71 Brian Moore

6-3 6-6

294 290

Jr.-Jr. Sr.-Jr.

WLB

20 Andre Hatchett*** 5-11 52 Steve Brown* 6-0

221 Sr.-Sr. 220 So.-So.

LG

60 Andy Fretz*** 6-2 63 Mark VanDenburgh 6-4

290 290

Sr.-Sr. So.-Fr.

MLB

42 Marcus English* 11 Nate Paopao

6-1 6-1

216 220

Jr.-So. Jr.-Jr.

78 Eric Davis** 61 Derek Gotham

6-2 6-4

280 290

Sr.-Jr. Jr.-So.

SLB

57 Tim Fort** 6-0 25 Jermaine Jenkins*** 6-2

214 207

Sr.-Jr. Sr.-Sr.

RG

55 Stephen Johnson** 6-4 61 Derek Gotham 6-4

280 290

Sr.-Sr. Jr.-So.

DB

19 Arrington Hicks** 5-10 8 Derrick Hunter** 5-11

170 188

Jr.-Jr. Sr.-Jr.

RT

65 Dan DeMaster** 71 Brian Moore

6-5 6-6

290 290

Sr.-Jr. Sr.-Jr.

DB

37 Mark Mitchell** 34 Marcell Rose

5-11 5-9

179 Sr.-Jr. 180 So.-So.

QB

7 Andy Schmitt** 11 Kyle McMahon**

6-4 6-3

238 208

Sr.-Sr. Jr.-Jr.

FS

6 Marty Cardwell 23 Chris May***

5-10 5-10

198 200

Jr.-So. Sr.-Sr.

RB

26 Corey Welch* 22 Dwayne Priest**

5-9 5-9

182 186

Jr.-So. Jr.-Jr.

SS

10 Ryan Downard** 4 Kevin Long**

6-1 6-1

201 196

Sr.-Jr. Jr.-Jr.

Jr.-So. Sr.-Sr.

C

Special Teams

K

38 Joe Carithers* 39 Patrick Treppa*

6-0 5-10

200 157

Jr.-Jr. Sr.-Jr.

KR

26 Corey Welch* 2 Dontayo Gage***

5-9 5-11

182 184

P

33 Zach Johnson*** 39 Patrick Treppa*

6-0 5-10

195 157

Sr.-Sr. Sr.-Jr.

PR

27 Marvon Sanders*

5-9

160 So.-So.

59 Tyler Cochran* 58 Matt Bowman

6-3 6-0

240 So.-So. 189 So.-Fr.

H

33 Zach Johnson***

6-0

195

LS

Sr.-Sr.

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The 2009 Eagles Alex Bellfy

#43

Defensive Back ~ So.-Fr. ~ 6-1 ~ 196 lbs Jackson, Mich.-Lumen Christi H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Alex Michael Bellfy...Son of David and Michelle Bellfy...Born: 3-31-90.... Has a brother, Adam, and a sister, Sarah...Adam played football at Adrian College...Exercise science major...EMU: 2008: Practiced with the team, but did not see any game action and will have freshman eligibility in 2009...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Lumen Christi H.S. in Jackson, Mich. where he played football for Head Coach Herb Brogan...Earned a total of nine varsity letters (four football, four basketball, one baseball)...Senior Year: Selected first-team All-Conference and was named to the Jackson Area Dream Team...Also earned honorable mention All-Conference accolades in basketball.

Chris bittner

#47

Linebacker ~ Jr.-So. ~ 6-1 ~ 215 lbs Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-Lahser H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: William Christian Bittner, IV...Son of Bill Bittner and Peggy Brown...Born 8-25-88...Marketing major...Father, Bill, is a graduate of Princeton University where he played football, and Mother, Peggy, is an Oakland University graduate...Has two brothers, Taylor and Jake...Jake played football at Yale University from 1994-97...EMU: 2008: Played in four games, against Indiana State (Aug. 28), Toledo (Sept. 13), Maryland (Sept. 20) and Northern Illinois (Sept. 27)...2007: One of the recruits...Redshirted as a freshman...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Bloomfield Hills Lahser H.S. where he played football for Head Coach Dan Loria...Member of the Academic All-State team and was on the Principal’s Academic Honor Roll...Senior Year: Recorded 105 tackles with seven sacks, had 12 tackles-for-loss and also returned a fumble for a touchdown...Honorable mention All-Metro North by The Detroit News...Named to the All-League team...Captain of the football team... Junior Year: All-Area second-team selection and a first-team All-League pick...Recorded 130 tackles with 11 sacks...Helped the team make it to the semifinal game of the state tournament...Sophomore Year: Lettered in football, wrestling and track...Named All-County and All-District as a wrestler after posting a 41-9 record...Named first-team All-State, All-County and All-League as a member of the 4x200 meter and 4x400 meter relay teams...Freshman Year: Lettered in wrestling and track... Named All-County, All-Region and All-League as a trackman.

Matt Bowman

#58

Long Snapper ~ So.-Fr. ~ 6-0 ~ 189 lbs West Bloomfield, Mich.-West Bloomfield H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Matthew Blake Bowman...Son of Bob and Kathleen Bowman...Born 5-27-90...Communications technology major... Has one brother, Chris, and one sister, Kelsey...EMU: 2008: Practiced with the team, but did not see any game action and will have freshman eligibility in 2009...Named one of the Practice Players of the Week for outstanding effort on the scout team for the week of the Bowling Green (Oct. 4) game...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from West Bloomfield H.S. in West Bloomfield, Mich. where he played football for Head Coaches Dan Shrewsberry and Jim Thomas...Varsity long snapper as a junior and senior and also played tight end and wide receiver as a prep.

EMU Did You Know? The first chartered airline flight taken by the Eastern Michigan University football team came on Nov. 10, 1950. The thenHurons hit the skies for a trip to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.

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The 2009 Eagles Terrence Blevins

#3

Running Back ~ Sr.-Sr. ~ 6-1 ~ 225 lbs Detroit, Mich.-Denby H.S. Letters Earned: 3 (2006, 2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Terrence Anthony Blevins Jr....Son of Terrence Blevins Sr. and Ronell Blevins and the late Sherrell Beauchamp...Born 7-10-86...Has a daughter, Terriona...Media and film major...Has five sisters, Tayeisha, Tiara, Tajanao, Toy and Shalontene...EMU: Has earned three letters as a running back...Has played in 33 games and started 10 times during his career...Has carried 174 times for 765 yards and12 rushing touchdowns..Caught 14 passes for 84 yards during his career... Chosen as a preseason fourth-team All-Mid-American Conference pick in Phil Steele’s 2009 College Football Preview magazine...2008: Led the Eagles in rushing with 575 yards on 133 carries...Also paced the team in touchdowns scored with 12, all on the ground...Caught 13 passes for 76 yards...Opened the season with a career-best 176 yards gained on 21 rushes with two touchdowns to help lead the Eagles to a 52-0 shutout win over a visiting Indiana State team (Aug. 28)...Just missed gaining 100 yards when he ran for 91 yards on 21 carries against Akron (Oct. 18)... Named the Offensive Eagle of the Week for the Michigan State game (Sept. 6)...Finished second in the Mid-American Conference in scoring touchdowns with 12...2007: Earned his second letter after playing in all 12 games, starting once, at Michigan (Oct. 6)...Rushed 19 times for 84 yards...Named one of the Championship Special Teams players for the Northern Illinois (Sept. 15) and Howard (Sept. 22) games...Top rushing effort came against Howard when he gained 23 yards on seven carries...2006: Earned his first varsity letter after playing in nine games, starting once, against Northern Illinois (Nov. 24)...Rushed 26 times for 106 yards and caught one pass for eight yards in limited action...Had his best production with 35 yards gained on nine carries against Ohio (Nov. 4)...Gained 26 yards on seven carries against Northern Illinois and also rushed four times for 21 yards against Navy (Nov. 11) and Kent State (Nov. 17)...Gained three yards on two rushes against Toledo (Oct. 21)...2005: Did not play in any games...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Denby H.S. in Detroit, Mich. where he played football for Head Coach Drake Wilkins...Senior Year: Named first-team Division I All-State and was a first-team All-Detroit selection by the Detroit Free Press...Also named first-team All-State by The Detroit News...Selected No. 19 on

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The Detroit News’ Blue Chip list of top players in the state...Chosen No. 22 on Detroit Free Press writer Mick McCabe’s Fab 50 list of the top players in the state...Selected to play in the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game where he was named Most Valuable Player for the East squad...During the season he rushed 150 times for 1,200 yards and scored 18 touchdowns...Also had 45 tackles and two sacks on the defensive side of the ball...Helped lead Denby to the Detroit Public School League championship and a No. 4 ranking in the state...Junior Year: Named second-team All-State and first-team All-City while leading his team to an 8-3 record...Rushed 106 times for 1,006 yards and scored nine touchdowns...Also recorded 87 tackles with four sacks and two fumble recoveries on defense...Lettered in track where he was on the 4 x100-meter relay team that earned All-State honors...Sophomore Year: Gained 400 yards on 45 carries and scored six touchdowns...Had 44 tackles on defense...Named the Sophomore of the Year in football...Freshman Year: Started the year on the junior varsity and moved up to the varsity where he recorded 36 tackles.

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The 2009 Eagles John Bonner

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Tight End ~ Sr.-Sr. ~ 6-2 ~ 240 lbs Dayton, Ohio-Chaminade Julienne H.S. Letters Earned: 3 (2005, 2006, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: John William Bonner...Son of Don and Gloria Bonner...Born 3-19-87...Computer information systems major...Father, Don, graduated from Morehead State University...Has one brother, Taylor...EMU: Has earned three letters while playing in 34 career games, nine as a starter...Has 17 career receptions for 281 yards...2008: Earned his third letter after playing in all 12 games, starting five times...Hauled in seven passes for 109 yards...His best outing came at Maryland (Sept. 20) when he grabbed four passes for 53 yards...Also rushed one time for -3 yards in that Maryland contest...Named the Offensive Big Playmaker for the Indiana State (Aug. 28) and Maryland (Sept. 20) games...2007: Missed the entire season with injuries...2006: Moved to tight end in spring 2006 drills and played all 12 games during the season at that position...Earned three starts, against Bowling Green (Oct. 14), Navy (Nov. 11) and Kent State (Nov. 17)...Caught seven passes for 95 yards during the year...Had two games with two catches, hauling in two for 31 yards against Navy and grabbing two for 30 yards at Kent State...2005: Played in 10 games, starting once, against Toledo (Oct. 8)...Caught three passes for 77 yards...Hauled in a 77-yard pass from quarterback Matt Bohnet against Ball State (Nov. 12), the seventh-longest reception in EMU history...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Chaminade-Julienne High School in Dayton, Ohio where he played football for Head Coach Jim Place...Senior Year: Caught 48 passes for 978 yards and seven touchdowns...Averaged 19.5 yards per catch...First-team Division III All-State selection and also named first-team All-District, All-Area and All-League...Played on the basketball team that won both league and district championships...Junior Year: Named a second-team Greater Catholic League selection in football...Played on the basketball team that won league and district titles...Sophomore Year: Played on the state champion football team.

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Linebacker ~ Fr.-Fr. ~ 6-1 ~ 225 lbs Southfield, Mich.-Lathrup H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Matthew Taylor Boyd...Son of Portia Titus...Born 2-28-92...Secondary Education major...Has one brother, Cameron... Mother, Portia, graduated from Grand Valley State University...EMU: 2009: One of the 2009 recruits...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Lathrup High School in Southfield, Mich. where he played football for Head Coach Stephon Thompson...Graduated Cum Laude and was a member of the Academic Honor Roll in his final three years...Volunteered with the Big Brother/Big Sister Program and also the Business Professionals of America and selected for the International Youth Leadership Forum... Senior Year: Named his team’s Defensive Most Valuable Player and also the school’s Athlete of the Year...Named All-League in football...Recorded 89 tackles, 17.5 tackles-for-loss and forced three fumbles...Served as one of the football captains...Was the league champion in the shot put in track...Junior Year: Lettered in football, wrestling and track.

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Bridger Buche

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Linebacker ~ So.-So. ~ 6-0 ~ 220 lbs Charlottesville, Va.-St. Anne’s Belfield H.S.

Offensive Line ~ Jr.-Jr. ~ 6-3 ~ 294 lbs Portland, Mich.-Portland H.S.

Letters Earned: 1 (2008)

Letters Earned: 2 (2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Stephen Hamilton Brown...Son of Victor and Anne Brown...Born 4-23-89...Business major...Father, Victor, is a graduate of National College...Has one sister, Victoria...EMU: 2008: Transferred to EMU in January 2008 after spending a year at Fork Union (Va.) prep school...Participated in 2008 spring drills and went on to play in five games, seeing action against Indiana State (Aug. 28), Michigan State (Sept. 6), Toledo (Sept. 13), Maryland (Sept. 20) and Temple (Nov. 22)... Turned in three tackles on the season...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from St. Anne’s Belfield in Charlottesville, Va. where he played football for Head Coach John Blake...Senior Year: First-team All-State selection and helped lead his team to the state championship...Named second-team All-Central Virginia...Recorded 92 tackles...First-team All-Conference... Junior Year: Named first-team All-State and All-Conference and secondteam All-Central Virginia...Turned in 89 tackles...Sophomore Year: Twoway starter at both strong safety and running back...Freshman Year: Started on the varsity at free safety for Fluvanna County H.S. Steve Brown’s Game-by-Game Defensive Statistics 2008 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Int Ff Fr Pd Tack IND. ST. (8-28) 1-0 1 0 1 at Michigan St. (9-6) 1-0 0 1 1 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-0 1 0 1 at Maryland (9-20) DNP NOR. ILL. (9-27) DNP at BGSU (10-4) DNP at Army (10-11) DNP AKRON (10-18) DNP at Ball State (10-25) DNP at WMU (11-1) DNP at Temple (11-22) 1-0 CMU (11-28) DNP TOTALS 5-0 2 1 3

Marty Cardwell

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Defensive back ~ Jr.-So. ~ 5-10 ~ 198 lbs Flint, Mich.-Carman Ainsworth H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Martavius Cardwell...Son of Michael and Althea Cardwell...Born 5-26-89...Psychology major...Has one brother, Michael Cardwell Jr....Both parents are Michigan State University graduates...EMU: 2008: Practiced with the team, but did not see any game action...2007: One of the recruits who sat out the season as a redshirt...Practiced with the team and was singled out by the coaching staff as one of the two Practice Players of the Week, for the Ball State (Sept. 8) and Northwestern (Oct. 19) games...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Carman-Ainsworth H.S. in Flint where he played football for Head Coach Jerry Parker...Member of the National Honor Society...Senior Year: All-Conference selection after intercepting seven passes and recording 62 tackles...Also rushed for 1,200 yards with 14 touchdowns as a quarterback...The Detroit News: Honorable mention All-State...Selected No. 48 on Tom Markowski’s Blue Chip list of the top seniors in the state of Michigan...Junior Year: Second-team AllLeague in football and track.

PERSONAL: Full name: Bridger Buche (pronounced BO-key)...Son of Matthew Buche and the late Suzzane Buche...Born 1-12-89...Communications major...Has one sister, Danielle...EMU: Has earned two letters in his first two seasons while playing in 19 games...Started his career as a tight end in 2007 and moved to offensive tackle in 2008... Chosen as a preseason honorable mention All-Mid-American Conference pick in Phil Steele’s 2009 College Football Preview magazine...2008: Started all 12 games at right offensive tackle...Joined the entire offensive line as Offensive Eagles of the Week for the Akron (Oct. 18) game...2007: One of the recruits who saw immediate action...Played in six games, starting once, against Toledo (Nov. 3)...Played as a tight end...Earned his first letter...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Portland H.S. where he played football for Head Coach John Novara...Senior Year: Recorded 69 tackles, four tackles-for-loss and five sacks...Also played on the basketball team...Detroit Free Press: Named to the All-State football team...Named No. 30 on Mick McCabe’s Fab 50 list of the top state of Michigan recruits....The Detroit News: Selected first-team Class B All-State...Chosen No. 47 on Tom Markowski’s Blue Chip list of the top seniors in the state of Michigan...Offensive Player of the Year in the Lansing area as a senior. Bridger Buche’s Career Offensive Statistics RECEIVING 2007 Season Gp-Gs Rec Yds Td at Pittsburgh (9-1) DNP BALL STATE (9-8) DNP at Northern Illinois (9-15) DNP HOWARD (9-22) DNP at Vanberbilt (9-29) DNP at Michigan (10-6) DNP at Ohio (10-13) 1-0 NORTHWESTERN (10-19) 1-0 WESTERN MICHIGAN (10-27) 1-0 at Toledo (11-3) 1-1 BOWLING GREEN (11-9) 1-0 at Central Michigan (11-16) 1-0 TOTALS 6-1 0 0 0 2008 Season INDIANA STATE (8-28) at Michigan State (9-6) TOLEDO (9-13) at Maryland (9-20) NORTHERN ILLINOIS (9-27) at Bowling Green (10-4) at Army (10-11) AKRON (10-18) at Ball State (10-25) at Western Michigan (11-1) at Temple (11-22) CENTRAL MICHIGAN (11-28) TOTALS Year 2007 2008 TOTALS

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The 2009 Eagles Tyrone Burke’s Game-by-Game Offensive Statistics 2006 Season Redshirted as a freshman and did not play in any games

Tyrone Burke

RECEIVING 2007 Season Gp-Gs Rec Yds Td at Pittsburgh (9-1) DNP BALL STATE (9-8) 1-0 at Northern Illinois (9-15) 1-0 HOWARD (9-22) 1-0 1 35 1 at Vanderbilt (9-29) 1-0 1 7 0 at Michigan (10-6) 1-0 1 18 1 at Ohio (10-13) 1-1 1 41 0 NORTHWESTERN (10-19) 1-0 WESTERN MICHIGAN (10-27) 1-0 at Toledo (11-3) 1-0 1 5 0 BOWLING GREEN (11-9) 1-0 1 39 0 at Central Michigan (11-16) 1-0 4 39 0 TOTALS 11-1 10 184 2

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Wide Receiver ~ Sr.-Jr. ~ 6-0 ~ 197 lbs Syracuse, N.Y.-Corcoran H.S.-Milford Acad, Letters Earned: 2 (2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Tyrone E. Burke Jr....Son of Tyrone Burke Sr. and Kim Burke...Born 8-13-87...Business management major...Has one brother, Travon...EMU: Transferred from Milford (Conn.) Prep Academy in 2006...Sat out his first year, the 2006 season, as a redshirt freshman and has earned letters the past two seasons...Has played in 21 games, starting once and has hauled in 14 passes for 215 yards with two touchdowns during his career...2008: Played in 10 games, missing two with an injury...Caught four passes for 14 yards...Named a Special Teams Eagle of the Week for the Bowling Green (Oct. 4) game...2007: Played in 11 games, starting once, at Ohio (Oct. 13)...Caught 10 passes for 184 yards and had two touchdown grabs...Caught a 35-yard touchdown strike from quarterback Andy Schmitt against Howard (Sept. 22) and added a 41-yard touchdown reception from Kyle McMahon at Michigan (Oct. 6)...Turned in a four-catch outing in the season finale at Central Michigan (Nov. 16) and had seven games with at least one reception... Earned single-game awards as a Championship Special Teams performer twice, against Toledo (Nov. 3) and Central Michigan (Oct. 16) and was also one of the two Practice Players of the Week for the Ball State (Sept. 8) game...2006: Participated in 2006 spring drills after transferring from Milford (Conn.) Academy...Redshirted as a freshman...Milford Academy: Recorded two interceptions with 35 tackles as a free safety at Milford Academy in 2005...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Corcoran H.S. in Syracuse, N.Y. where he played football for Head Coach Tim Schmidt... Was named to the All-Central New York team picked by the Syracuse Post-Standard in 2004 and helped Corcoran make the Class AA semifinals in 2003...Also ran track his final three years and was a member of the National Honor Society for three consecutive years.

RECEIVING 2008 Season Gp-Gs Rec Yds Td INDIANA STATE (8-28) 1-0 at Michigan State (9-6) DNP TOLEDO (9-13) DNP at Maryland (9-20) 1-0 NORTHERN ILLINOIS (9-27) 1-0 1 3 0 at Bowling Green (10-4) 1-0 1 10 0 at Army (10-11) 1-0 AKRON (10-18) 1-0 1 9 0 at Ball State (10-25) 1-0 at Western Michigan (11-1) 1-0 at Temple (11-22) 1-0 1 9 0 CENTRAL MICHIGAN# (11-28) 1-0 TOTALS 10-0 4 31 0 Tyrone Burke’s Career Statistics Season Gp-Gs Rec Yds 2006 DNP 2007 11-1 10 184 2008 10-0 4 31 TOTALS 21-1 14 215 #Rushed one time for five yards Date 9-22-07 10-6-07

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Linebacker ~ So.-Fr. ~ 6-2 ~ 210 lbs Taylor, Mich.-Truman H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: L’Shane DeShawn Bynum...Son of Norman Grinstead and LaShonda Bynum...Born 1-30-90...Occupational Therapy major...Mother, LaShonda, is a graduate of the Toledo School of Nursing...Has one brother, Norman Grinstead Jr....EMU: 2008: One of the recruits who practiced with the team, but did not play in any games and will have freshman eligibility in 2009...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Truman H.S. in Taylor, Mich. where he played for Head Coach Ron Adams, a former EMU football player...Member of the Academic Honor Roll...Senior Year: Second-team All-Conference selection in football... Served as captain of the football and basketball teams...Helped lead the basketball team to the regional finals...Junior Year: Junior Olym-

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pic qualifier in track and Michigan Indoor record holder on the 4 x 200-meter relay team...Sophomore Year: Played on the Mega White Conference champion football team...All-State in track and field in the 100 meters...Most Valuable Athlete in track...Captured the News Herald 200-meter championship in track and was a runner-up finisher in the 100 meters and a third-place finisher in the 400 meters...Freshman Year: Played on the football team that won the Mega White championship... All-State on the 4x100-meter relay team in track...Won the Rookie of the Year honors in track...Was on the News Herald 4x100-meter relay team that won the championship.

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The 2009 Eagles Joe Carithers #38

Tyler cochran

Letters Earned: 1 (2008)

Letters Earned: 1 (2008)

Place-kicker ~ Jr.-Jr. ~ 6-0 ~ 200 lbs Dacula, Ga.-Dacula H.S.-Palomar J.C.

PERSONAL: Full name: Joseph Brian Carithers...Son of Doug and Joni Carithers...Born 12-6-87...Business major...Has two sisters, Jessica and Jaci...Father, Doug, is an Iowa State University graduate and Mother, Joni, is a graduate of Des Moines C.C....EMU: 2008: Signed with EMU in the summer of 2008 and took over the starting place-kicking duties in spring practice and held that position in the 2008 season... Made 10-of-14 field-goal attempts and was a perfect 38-for-38 in PAT kicks...Tied an EMU single-game record for PAT kicks after hitting 8-of8 against Central Michigan (Nov. 28)...Also made 7-of-7 PATs against Temple (Nov. 22)...Had at least one field goal in nine games during the year...Made 2-of-3 field goals at Army (Oct. 11)...Made a career-long 43 yarder in the Army game...JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played at Palomar J.C. in San Marcos, Calif...Earned second-team All-Mission Conference honors as a place-kicker...Placed in the top four of the National i-kicking.com combine series for kickoffs...Had a 3.2 GPA...Attended the University of Cincinnati for one season, but did not play in any games...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Dacula H.S. in Dacula, Ga. where he played football for Head Coach Kevin Maloof...Member of the A-B Academic Honor Roll with a 3.33 GPA...Senior Year: Started at strong safety and also handled all of the punting and place-kicking duties...Helped the team to a 12-2 record and a ranking as the third best team in the state... Had 89 tackles with three caused fumbles and five pass breakups...Set a school record with 55 PATs...Named the County Touchdown Club Player of the Month for the first month of the season...Junior Year: Played varsity football and soccer. Joe Carithers’ Kicking Statistics

2008 Season Gp-Gs Fgm Fga PAT INDIANA STATE (8-28) 1-1 33 33 6-6 at Michigan State (9-6) 1-1 24 41,24 1-1 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-1 30 30 2-2 at Maryland (9-20) # 1-1 23 23 3-3 NORTHERN ILLINOIS (9-27) 1-1 47 at Bowling Green (10-4) 1-1 28 28 3-3 at Army (10-11) 1-1 43,38 43,38,22 1-1 AKRON (10-18) 1-1 27 5-5 at Ball State (10-25) 1-1 37 37 1-1 at Western Michigan (11-1) 1-1 28 28 1-1 at Temple (11-22) 1-1 25 25 7-7 CENTRAL MICHIGAN (11-28) 1-1 8-8 TOTALS 12-12 10 14 38-38 FG’s Made: 23, 24, 25, 28, 28, 30, 33, 37, 38, 43 FG’s Missed: 22, 27, 41, 47

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Long Snapper ~ So.-So. ~ 6-3 ~ 240 lbs Columbus, Ohio-Westerville Central H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Tyler James Cochran...Son of Troy and Linda Cochran...Born 1-4-90...Undeclared major...Has two brothers, Thomas and Thaddeus, and one sister, Victoria...Both parents graduated from Ohio State University...EMU: 2008: One of the 2008 recruits who stepped right in and started all 12 games as the long snapper on offense...Combined with place-kicker Joe Carithers to tie for first in the Mid-American Conference with a perfect 38-of-38 PAT kicks...Named a Special Teams Eagle of the Week for the Michigan State (Sept. 6) game... HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Westerville Central H.S. in Columbus, Ohio where he played football for Head Coach Bob Fresch...Named to the National Honors Society, won the Ernie Godfrey Award for Academics and was a McDonald’s Scholar-Athlete...Senior Year: Named first-team All-Ohio Capital Conference selection in football and was an honorable mention All-District pick in football...Also named to the Conference Scholar-Athlete team...Junior Year: Earned a letter on the football team that won the league title...Sophomore Year: Earned a football letter. Tyler Cochran’s 2008 Game-by-Game Statistics 2008 Season INDIANA STATE (8-28) at Michigan State (9-6) TOLEDO (9-13) at Maryland (9-20) NORTHERN ILLINOIS (9-27) at Bowling Green (10-4) at Army (10-11) AKRON (10-18) at Ball State (10-25) at Western Michigan (11-1) at Temple (11-22) CENTRAL MICHIGAN (11-28) TOTALS

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Devon Davis

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Defensive End ~ Fr.-Fr. ~ 6-2 ~ 235 lbs Columbus, Ind.-East H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Devon Davis...Son of Joel and Maria Doyle...Born: 4-11-91...Business major...Joins teammate Nick Olds in this year’s recruiting class...Has three sisters, Kassi Doyle, Dallas Rich and Charley Doyle and three brothers, Demetrius Davis, Dalton Smith and David Johnson...EMU: One of the 2009 recruits...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from East H.S. in Columbus, Ind. where he played football for Head Coach Bob Gattis...Earned an Academic Honors diploma...Senior Year: Named All-Conference, All-Area and honorable mention All-State...Recorded 110 tackles with 14 sacks... Played on the football team that won sectional and regional titles...Named the Defensive Lineman of the Year...Also selected a team captain...Ran on a 4x100-meter relay team that set a track record...Junior Year: Honorable mention All-State...Also named All-Area and All-Conference in football and was the team’s Defensive Lineman of the Year...Was a 4x100-meter relay team All-Conference selection in track.

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The 2009 Eagles Eric Davis

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Offensive Line ~ Sr.-Jr. ~ 6-2 ~ 280 lbs Southgate, Mich.-Anderson H.S. Letters Earned: 2 (2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Eric Nathan Davis...Son of Mark and Diana Davis... Born 9-22-88...Finance major...Father, Mark, is a Michigan State University graduate, and Mother, Diana, is a Wayne State University graduate...Has two brothers, Mark and Brian...Brother, Mark, played baseball at Henry Ford C.C. and Wayne State University, and his other brother, Brian, played baseball at Henry Ford C.C. and Hillsdale College...EMU: Took over the starting center position in the seventh game of the 2007 season, at Ohio (Oct. 13), and started the last six consecutive games that season and all 12 in 2008...One of the key factors in EMU’s improved rushing game the last two seasons... Has played in 22 games, 18 as a starter.... Chosen as a preseason fourthteam All-Mid-American Conference pick in Phil Steele’s 2009 College Football Preview magazine..2008: Started all 12 games as the offensive center...Singled out as Offensive Eagle of the Week twice, for the Army (Oct. 11) and Akron (Oct. 18) games...Named honorable mention on the All-MidAmerican Conference Academic Team...2007: Played in 10 games during the season...Credited with helping the offense turn in four 200-yard plus rushing efforts in the final four games of the season...Singled out by the coaching staff for a Championship Performance against Central Michigan (Nov. 16) and three Winning Performances, against Northwestern (Oct. 19), Western Michigan (Oct. 27) and Bowling Green (Nov. 9)...Named one of the Practice Players for the Pittsburgh (Sept. 1) game...2006: Redshirted as a freshman...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Southgate Anderson H.S. where he played football for Head Coach John Rama...Member of the Academic Honor Roll...Senior Year: The Detroit News: Named honorable mention Class A All-State and honorable mention All-Metro...Detroit Free Press: First-team All-Metro selection...Chosen to play in the state of Michigan AllStar football game in the summer of 2006...All-Conference and All-State in wrestling...Junior Year: Detroit Free Press: First-team All-Metro West...The Detroit News: Honorable mention All-Metro...Also named All-Conference... Academic All-State baseball pick. Eric Davis’ Game-by-Game Offensive Statistics 2006 Season Redshirted-Did not play in any games 2007 Season at Pittsburgh (9-1) BALL STATE (9-8) at Northern Ill. (9-15) HOWARD (9-22) at Vanderbilt (9-29) at Michigan (10-6) at Ohio (10-13) NORTHWEST. (10-19) WEST. MICH. (10-27) at Toledo (11-3) BOWLING GR. (11-9) at Central Mich. (11-16) TOTALS

Gp-Gs 1-0 1-0 DNP DNP 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 10-6

2008 Season INDIANA STATE (8-28) at Michigan State (9-6) TOLEDO (9-13) at Maryland (9-20) NORTHERN ILLINOIS (9-27) at Bowling Green (10-4) at Army (10-11) AKRON (10-18) at Ball State (10-25) at Western Michigan (11-1) at Temple (11-22) CENTRAL MICHIGAN (11-28) TOTALS

Gp-Gs 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 12-12

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Dan DeMaster #65 Offensive Line ~ Sr.-Jr. ~ 6-5 ~ 310 lbs Macomb, Mich.-L’Anse Creuse Central H.S. Letters Earned: 2 (2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Daniel Paul DeMaster...Son of Paul and Teresa DeMaster...Born 2-2-88...Father, Paul, is a Central Michigan University graduate...Has one sister, Christina, and one brother, Kyle, a 2009 EMU football recruit...Computer information systems major...EMU: Redshirted as a freshman in 2006 and has played in 18 games the last two years, starting 11 times while earning two letters...2008: Played in six games at right guard, earning three starts, against Maryland (Sept. 20), Northern Illinois (Sept. 27) and Bowling Green (Oct. 4)...2007: Earned his first letter after redshirting in 2006...Played in 12 games and started eight times at right offensive tackle...Singled out by the coaching staff for a Championship Performance against Central Michigan (Nov. 16)...2006: Sat out the season as a redshirt freshman and did not play in any games...Practiced with the team all year...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from L’Anse Creuse Central H.S. in Harrison Township, Mich. where he played football for Head Coach Don Roda...Was a member of the Academic Honor Roll....Senior Year: Team captain of the football, basketball and lacrosse teams...Named the Lineman of the Year in football, the Most Improved and Defensive Player of the Year in basketball and was a second-team All-League defenseman in lacrosse...The Detroit News: Named second-team All-Metro East and honorable mention All-Metro... Junior Year: Earned letters in football, basketball and lacrosse...Named the Most Improved Player in basketball and second-team All-League in lacrosse...Sophomore Year: Captain of the junior varsity football and basketball teams and earned a varsity lacrosse letter. Dan Demaster’s Game-by-Game Offensive Statistics 2006 Season Redshirted-Did not play in any games 2007 Season at Pittsburgh (9-1) BALL STATE (9-8) at Northern Ill. (9-15) HOWARD (9-22) at Vanderbilt (9-29) at Michigan (10-6) at Ohio (10-13) NORTHWEST. (10-19) WEST. MICH. (10-27) at Toledo (11-3) BOWLING GR. (11-9) at Central Mich. (11-16) TOTALS

Gp-Gs 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 12-8

2008 Season INDIANA STATE (8-28) at Michigan State (9-6) TOLEDO (9-13) at Maryland (9-20) NORTHERN ILLINOIS (9-27) at Bowling Green (10-4) at Army (10-11) AKRON (10-18) at Ball State (10-25) at Western Michigan (11-1) at Temple (11-22) CENTRAL MICHIGAN (11-28) TOTALS

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Dan DeMaster’s Career Offensive Statistics Year Gp-Gs 2006 Redshirt-DNP 2007 12-8 2008 6-3 TOTALS 18-11

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Ryan Downard #10 Defensive Back ~ Sr.-Jr. ~ 6-1 ~ 201 lbs Lima, Ohio-Shawnee H.S. Letters Earned: 2 (2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Ryan Mitchell Downard...Son of Mitchell and Heidi Downard and Lori and Randy Rollins...Born 6-22-88...Has three brothers, Cody Rollins, Austin and Trey Downard...EMU: Burst on the national scene as a redshirt freshman in 2007 and finished tied for 12th nationally in interceptions with six...Ranked as the second-leading freshman interceptor in the country that season...Chosen as an honorable mention All-Mid-American Conference pick in Phil Steele’s 2008 College Football Magazine’s preseason poll...Has played in 20 games for the Eagles, 17 as a starter, and has recorded eight career interceptions...2008: Started the first seven games of the season as the free safety before suffering a broken arm on the game’s opening kickoff against Akron (Oct. 18) and missing the rest of the season...Turned in two interceptions, in back-to-back games against Toledo (Sept. 13) and Maryland (Sept. 20)...Recorded 28 tackles on the year...Was singled out by the coaching staff for two Defensive Big Playmaker Awards, for the Toledo and Maryland games...2007: Honorable mention freshman All-American by Scout.com....Played in all 12 games and started the last 10 games...Finished the year as the second-leading freshman pass interceptor in the nation with six, which ranked 12th nationally and third in the MAC...Recorded one interception each against Howard (Sept. 22) and at Michigan (Oct. 6), and two each, at home against Western Michigan (Oct. 27) and on the road two at Vanderbilt (Sept. 29)...Returned a missed extra point and raced 97 yards for a two-point defensive score at Michigan, the third-ever that defensive points were scored in school history...Singled out by the coaching staff for nine single-game awards...Was selected as the Defensive Eagle of the Week and chosen for a Championship Performance for the WMU game... Named as the MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week following the Michigan game...Earned Championship Special Teams and Championship Performance honors for the Howard contest...Earned Defensive Big Playmaker honors four times, for the Howard, Vanderbilt (Sept. 29), Michigan and Northwestern (Oct. 19) games...Selected for Winning Performance honors for the Northern Illinois (Sept. 15) and Vanderbilt games...2006: Sat out the season as a redshirt freshman... One of the 2006 recruits...Practiced with the team all season and was singled out by the coaching staff as one of the Practice Players of the Week for preparation leading up to the Ohio (Nov. 4) game...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Shawnee H.S. in Lima, Ohio where he played football for Head Coach Dick West...Member of the Honor Roll, Student Government and was a Math Olympian...Earned three varsity football letters...Senior Year: First-team All-Ohio, All-District and All-League as a defensive back when he accumulated 74 tackles with five interceptions...Also played quarterback on offense and threw for 749 yards, rushed for 221 yards and passed for nine touchdowns...Was one of the team captains...Participated in the Van Wert All-Star Football Game... Junior Year: First-team All-Ohio, All-District and All-League player as a wide receiver and defensive back...Had 77 receptions for 1,025 yards and nine touchdowns on offense and recorded five interceptions and recovered six fumbles on defense...Helped lead team to the Western Buckeye League title and the school’s first-ever postseason playoff game...Sophomore Year: Earned a varsity football letter.

2007 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Int Ff Fr Pd Tack at Pittsburgh (9-1) 1-0 1 1 2 BALL STATE (9-8) 1-0 1 1 2 at Northern Ill. (9-15) 1-1 1 8 9 HOWARD (9-22) 1-1 2 3 1-0 5 at Vanderbilt (9-29) 1-1 1 1 2-15 2 at Michigan (10-6) 1-1 0 1 1-0 1 at Ohio (10-13) 1-1 0 4 4 NORTHWEST. (10-19) 1-1 3 0 3 WEST. MICH. (10-27) 1-1 1 4 2-0 5 at Toledo (11-3) 1-1 3 0 3 BOWLING GR. (11-9) 1-1 3 4 7 at Central Mich. (11-16) 1-1 0 0 0 TOTALS 12-10 16 27 6-15 43 2008 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Int Ff Fr Pd Tack IND. ST. (8-28) 1-1 4 0 4 at Michigan St. #(9-6) 1-1 1 6 7 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-1 4 0 1-26 4 at Maryland (9-20) 1-1 4 1 1-9 1 5 NOR. ILL. (9-27) 1 1 1-1 0 1 at BGSU (10-4) 1-1 0 4 4 at Army (10-11) 1-1 1 1 1-0 2 AKRON (10-18) 1-0 1 0 1 at Ball State (10-25) DNP at WMU (11-1) DNP at Temple (11-22) DNP CMU (11-28) DNP TOTALS 8-7 15 13 2-35 1-0 2 28 #Rushed one time for three yards Ryan Downard’s Career Defensive Statistics Season Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Int Ff Fr Pd Tack 2006 Redshirted-DNP 2007 12-10 16 27 6-15 43 2008 8-7 15 13 2-35 1-0 2 28 TOTALS 20-17 31 40 8-50 1-0 2 71

Kyle DeMaster #44 Linebacker ~ Fr.-Fr. ~ 6-2 ~ 200 lbs Macomb, Mich.-Dakota H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Kyle DeMaster...Son of Paul and Teresa DeMaster...Born: 5-28-90...Father, Paul, is a Central Michigan University graduate...Has one sister, Christina, and one brother, Dan, a two-year letterman on the EMU football team...Undeclared major...EMU: Enrolled at EMU in January 2009 and participated in spring football drills...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Macomb Dakota H.S. in Macomb, Mich. where he played football for Head Coach Mike Giannone...Senior Year: Named to the all classes All-State team by the Detroit Free Press... Selected as a Division I All-State player by The Detroit News...Helped lead Macomb Dakota to two consecutive Division I state football titles... Tied a pair of championship-game records with four touchdowns, three by receiving and one by interception in the 2007 state championship game...Played both wide receiver and defensive back as a senior and had 34 receptions for 810 yards and 12 touchdowns on offense and recorded 62 tackles with five interceptions and one fumble recovery for a touchdown on defense...Also selected to the All-Metro East squad by The Detroit News....Holds three track records, in the long jump, 4x200 relay and the 4x100 relay.

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Brandon Downs #17 Defensive Line ~ Sr.-Sr. ~ 6-1 ~ 246 lbs Springfield, Ohio-Kenton Ridge H.S. Letters Earned: 3 (2006, 2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Brandon Dee Downs...Son of Randy and Theresa Downs...Born 8-2-86...Has two sisters, Sharese and Desiree and one brother, Randy Downs Jr....Communications major...EMU: Has earned three letters the last three seasons while playing in 36 games, starting 12 times...Began his career as a tight end and moved to the defensive side of the ball in 2007 and has been on the defensive line for the last 24 games...Has accumulated 35 career tackles...2008: Played in all 12 games, earning 11 starts, missing only the Army (Oct. 11) game as a starter...Turned in 15 solos and 15 assisted tackles for 30 total on the year...His best outing came against Akron (Oct. 18) when he recorded six stops and came right back in the next game, at Ball State (Oct. 25), with five tackles...Had one tackle-for-loss of six yards in the season opener at home against Indiana State (Aug. 28)...Named the recipient of the Silent Warrior Award for outstanding special teams play...2007: Played in all 12 games as a reserve defensive lineman and special teams player...Recorded five tackles on the year...2006: Played in all 12 games, starting once, at tight end, against Northern Illinois (Nov. 24) in the season finale...Singled out by the coaching staff for a Championship Special Teams performance against Central Michigan (Sept. 23) and was named one of the Practice Players of the Week for the Bowling Green (Oct. 14) game...2005: Redshirted as a freshman...Practiced with the team and saw considerable action in the 2006 spring drills at fullback... HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Kenton Ridge H.S. in Springfield, Ohio where he played football for Head Coach Joel Marriotta and also played on the basketball squad...Senior Year: Named first team, All-Conference, All-County and All-Area...Named the Defensive Player of the Year in Clark County and was the All-Area Defensive Player of the Year...Selected second-team All-State and first-team All-District...Recorded 134 tackles with eight sacks, two caused fumbles and two fumble recoveries on defense...Also played on offense and rushed 52 times for 372 yards with seven rushing touchdowns and caught six passes for 81 yards and five touchdowns...Led the football team to its first-ever playoff appearance on the way to a 10-2 record...Named first-team All-Conference and AllDistrict in basketball...Played in the District 9 All-Star basketball game... Averaged 14.7 points and seven rebounds as a hoopster...Junior Year: Chosen first-team All-Conference, second-team All-County, secondteam All-Area and second-team All-District while totaling 133 tackles... Helped the basketball team win the conference title...Sophomore Year: Named second-team All-Conference...Freshman Year: First-team AllConference and third-team All-District.

Brandon Downs’ Game-by-Game Defensive Statistics

RECEIVING 2006 Season Gp-Gs Rec Yds at Ball State (8-31) 1-0 at Michigan State (9-9) 1-0 at Northwestern (9-16) 1-0 CENTRAL MICHIGAN (9-23) 1-0 at Louisiana-Lafayette (9-30) 1-0 at Bowling Green (10-14) 1-0 TOLEDO (10-21) 1-0 at Western Michigan (10-28) 1-0 OHIO (11-4) 1-0 NAVY (11-11) 1-0 at Kent State (11-17) 1-0 NORTHERN ILLINOIS (11-24) 1-1 TOTALS 12-1 0

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2007 Season Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Int Ff Fr­ Pd at Pittsburgh (9-1) 1-0 BALL STATE (9-8) 1-0 at Northern Ill. (9-15) 1-1 HOWARD (9-22) 1-1 2 at Vanderbilt (9-29) 1-1 at Michigan (10-6) 1-1 at Ohio (10-13) 1-1 1 NORTHWEST. (10-19) 1-1 WEST. MICH. (10-27) 1-1 at Toledo (11-3) 1-1 BOWLING GR. (11-9) 1-1 at Central Mich. (11-16) 1-1 2 TOTALS 12-0 3 2

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2008 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Int Ff Fr Pd Tack IND. ST. (8-28) 1-1 3 2 2.5-6 5 at Michigan St. (9-6) 1-1 1 2 3 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-1 1 0 1 at Maryland (9-20) 1-1 0 1 1 2 NOR. ILL. (9-27) 1-1 1 1 1 at BGSU (10-4) 1-1 1 1 2 at Army (10-11) 1-0 1 3 4 AKRON (10-18) 1-1 5 1 6 at Ball State (10-25) 1-1 1 4 5 at WMU (11-1) 1-1 0 0 0 at Temple (11-22) 1-1 0 0 0 CMU (11-28) 1-1 1 0 1 1 TOTALS 12-11 15 15 2.5-6 1 1 30 Brandon Downs’ Career Defensive Statistics Season 2005 2006 2007 2008 TOTALS

Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Int Ff Fr Pd Tack Redshirt-DNP 12-1 0 0 0 12-0 3 2 5 12-11 15 15 2.5-6 1 1 30 36-12 18 17 2.5-6 1 1 35

EMU Did You Know? Former offensive lineman Jim Pietrzak, a member of the Class of 2002 in EMU’s Athletic Hall of Fame, was named to three All-America teams after his senior year in 1973. Pietrzak was selected to the Kodak College Division and The Football News College Division first teams and was a third-team Associated Press Small College pick. He went on to play professional football in the NFL with the New York Giants (1974-79), the New Orleans Saints (1979-84) and the Kansas City Chiefs (1987).

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The 2009 Eagles Marcus English

#42

Linebacker ~ Jr.-So. ~ 6-1 ~ 216 lbs Dayton, Ohio-Trotwood Madison H.S. Letters Earned: 1 (2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Marcus Lamont English...Son of Shane and Kimberly English...Born 11-25-88...Business major...Has two brothers, Shane and Sharief...Father, Shane, is a University of Findlay graduate and Mother, Kimberly, is a Sinclair C.C. graduate...EMU: 2008: Played in all 12 games as a special teams performer...Recorded three tackles on the year and had one-half tackle-for-loss of one yard in the season opener at home against Indiana State (Aug. 28)...2007: Redshirted and did not play in any games, but practiced with the team...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Trotwood-Madison H.S. in Trotwood, Ohio where he played football for Head Coach Maurice Douglass...Member of the Academic Honor Roll...Senior Year: Lettered in football and track...Named first-team All-League and All-Area as a football player after recording 56 tackles with two interceptions, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and four sacks...Junior Year: Lettered in football and track... Sophomore Year: Lettered in football, track and basketball.

Marcus English’s Defensive Statistics 2008 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Int Ff Fr Pd Tack IND. ST. (8-28) 1-0 1 1 0.5-1 2 at Michigan St. (9-6) 1-0 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-0 0 1 1 at Maryland (9-20) 1-0 NOR. ILL. (9-27) 1-0 at BGSU (10-4) 1-0 at Army (10-11) 1-0 AKRON (10-18) 1-0 at Ball State (10-25) 1-0 at WMU (11-1) 1-0 at Temple (11-22) 1-0 CMU (11-28) 1-0 TOTALS 12-0 1 2 0.5-1 3 Marcus English’s Career Defensive Statistics Season 2007 2008 TOTALS

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Running Back ~ Fr.-Fr. ~ 5-11 ~ 219 lbs Southfield, Mich.-Lathrup H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Joseph Carlton Fleming...Son of Joseph and Charlesse Fleming...Born 3-27-90...Undecided major...EMU: Enrolled in January 2009 and participated in spring drills...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Lathrup H.S. in Southfield, Mich. where he played football for Head Coach Stephon Thompson...Earned six varsity letters (three football, three track)...Member of the National Honor Society...Senior Linebacker ~ So.-Fr. ~ 6-0 ~ 195 lbs Year: Rushed for 1,500 yards and 14 touchdowns...Also caught balls out Nacogdoches, Texas-Nacogdoches H.S. of the backfield for 200 yards and a touchdown...Selected the team’s PERSONAL: Full name: James Ervin...Born: 6-25-90...Biology major... MVP...Earned second-team All-Conference accolades...Junior Year: Ran EMU: 2008: Signed with EMU late in the summer and practiced with the for 700 yards...Sophomore Year: Rushed for more than 300 yards. team, but did not play in any games and will have freshman eligibility in 2009...Selected as one of the Practice Team Eagles of the Week twice, EMU for the Indiana State (Aug. 28) and Bowling Green (Oct. 4) games...HIGH Did You Know? SCHOOL: Graduated from Nacogdoches H.S. in Nacogdoches, Texas where he played high school football for Head Coach Bill Harper...One of the assistant coaches on the Nacogdoches team is Matt Gregory, a Former EMU tailback Rodney former EMU football player (1994-96)...Senior Year: Named to the Class Slater was a member of United 4-A All-State team by The Associated Press...Also selected second-team States President William J. Clinton’s All-East Texas by Texas PrepInsider.com...Chosen to play in the Texas High cabinet, serving as the Secretary of School Coaches Association All-Star game in the summer of 2008 and Transportation. Slater and Clinton were the honresponded with a first-half interception and a recovery of an onside-kick ored speakers at EMU’s April 2000 to set up the game-winning field goal for his North team in a 16-15 win graduation ceremony. over the South...Junior Year: Selected second-team All-State by The Slater was a standout tailback for Associated Press and first-team All-District 12 4-A after recording 137 EMU from 1974-76 and was captain tackles, two sacks and 18 tackles-for-loss...Sophomore Year: Named in 1976. He was also a member of third-team All-State 4-A by the Texas Sportswriter’s Association.

James Ervin

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EMU’s national champion forensics team as a student-athlete. In 2001-02, Slater was elected to the EMU Athletic Hall of Fame, and was also named one of six former collegians honored with the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award.

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The 2009 Eagles Tim Fort

Andy Fretz

#57

Linebacker ~ Sr.-Jr. ~ 6-0 ~ 214 lbs Southfield, Mich.-Southfield H.S. Letters Earned: 2 (2007, 2008)

Letters Earned: 3 (2006, 2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Timothy Earl Fort, Jr....Son of Timothy E. Fort, Sr. and April Fort...Born 6-8-88...Computer-aided design major...EMU: 2008: Played in 11 games, earning three starts, against Western Michigan (Nov. 1), Temple (Nov. 22) and Central Michigan (Nov. 28)... Recorded 22 tackles on the year...Best outing of the year came against Western Michigan when he had three solos and four assists for seven total tackles to go along with a half tackle-for-loss of one yard...2007: Played in nine games as a backup linebacker and special teams player... Recorded four tackles on the year...Had two tackles and 0.5 tacklesfor-loss of one yard at Vanderbilt (Sept. 29)...2006: Redshirted as a freshman...Practiced with the team all year and was singled out by the coaching staff as one of the Practice Players of the Week for the Louisiana Lafayette (Sept. 30) game...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Southfield High School where he played football for Head Coach Tim Conley...Member of the Academic Honor Roll. Tim Fort’s Game-by-Game Defensive Statistics 2006 Season Redshirted as a freshman and did not play in any games 2007 Season Game Gp-Gs at Pittsburgh (9-1) 1-0 BALL STATE (9-8) 1-0 at Northern Ill. (9-15) 1-0 HOWARD (9-22) 1-0 at Vanderbilt (9-29) 1-0 at Michigan (10-6) DNP at Ohio (10-13) 1-0 NORTHWEST. (10-19) 1-0 WEST. MICH. (10-27) DNP at Toledo (11-3) 1-0 BOWLING GR. (11-9) 1-0 at Central Mich. (11-16) DNP TOTALS 9-0 2008 Season Game IND. ST. (8-28) at Michigan St. (9-6) TOLEDO (9-13) at Maryland (9-20) NOR. ILL. (9-27) at BGSU (10-4) at Army (10-11) AKRON (10-18) at Ball State (10-25) at WMU (11-1) at Temple (11-22) CMU (11-28) TOTALS

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PERSONAL: Full name: Andrew Joseph Fretz...Son of Bill and Kathy Fretz...Born 7-31-87...Psychology major...EMU: Has started all 36 games at offensive left guard the past three seasons...2008: Started all 12 games at offensive left guard...Singled out by the coaching staff for Offensive Eagle of the Week awards twice, for the Army (Oct. 11) and Akron (Oct. 18) games...2007: Started all 12 games at offensive left guard...Singled out by the coaching staff for seven single-game awards during the season...Named the Offensive Player of the Week for the Vanderbilt (Sept. 29) game...Earned a Championship Performance award for the Central Michigan (Nov. 16) contest...Selected for a Winning Performance five times, for the Northern Illinois (Sept. 15), Michigan (Oct. 6), Northwestern (Oct. 19), Western Michigan (Oct. 27) and Bowling Green (Nov. 9) games...2006: Earned a letter in his first season of competition...Started at offensive left guard in all 12 games... Singled out by the coaching staff for a Winning Performance in the Toledo (Oct. 21) game...2005: Redshirted as a true freshman...Earned one of the Practice Player awards for the Ball State (Nov. 12) game... Switched from defensive line to offensive line for 2006 spring drills... HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Kalamazoo Central H.S. where he played football for Head Coach Dob Drake...First-team All-Conference... Had 32 solos and 27 assists to go along with four sacks...Selected No. 49 on Detroit Free Press writer Mick McCabe’s Fab 50 list of the top players in the state of Michigan. Andrew Fretz’ Participation Chart 2005 Season Gp-Gs Redshirted and did not play in any games

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Offensive Line ~ Sr.-Sr. ~ 6-2 ~ 290 lbs Kalamazoo, Mich.-Central H.S.

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2006 Season at Ball State (8-31) at Michigan State (9-9) at Northwestern (9-16) CENTRAL MICHIGAN (9-23) at Louisiana Lafayette (9-30) at Bowling Green (10-14) TOLEDO (10-21) at Western Michigan (10-28) OHIO (11-4) NAVY (11-11) at Kent State (11-17) NORTHERN ILLINOIS (11-24) TOTALS

Gp-Gs 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 12-12

2007 Season at Pittsburgh (9-1) BALL STATE (9-8) at Northern Illinois (9-15) HOWARD (9-22) at Vanderbilt (9-29) at Michigan (10-6) at Ohio (10-13) NORTHWESTERN (10-19) WESTERN MICHIGAN (10-27) at Toledo (11-3) BOWLING GREEN (11-9) at Central Michigan (11-16) TOTALS

Gp-Gs 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 12-12

2008 Season INDIANA STATE (8-28) at Michigan State (9-6) TOLEDO (9-13) at Maryland (9-20) NORTHERN ILLINOIS (9-27) at Bowling Green (10-4) at Army (10-11) AKRON (10-18) at Ball State (10-25) at Western Michigan (11-1) at Temple (11-22) CENTRAL MICHIGAN (11-28) TOTALS

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Andy Fretz’ Career Offensive Statistics Season Gp-GS 2005 Redshirt-DNP 2006 12-12 2007 12-12 2008 12-12 TOTALS 36-36

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#2

Wide Receiver ~ Sr.-Sr ~ 5-11 ~ 192 lbs Pontiac, Mich.-Pontiac Northern H.S. Letters Earned: 3 (2006, 2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Dontayo C. Gage...Son of Cedric and Felicia Gage...Born 5-25-87...Broadcast major...EMU: One of the most versatile players on the squad... Has played wide receiver, quarterback, running back and has also returned kicks in his three-year career...Became the first-ever player in EMU history to turn in more than 1,000 yards in kickoff returns in a season when he recorded 1,016 yards on 44 returns in 2007...His 76 career kickoff returns ranks second in school history to Trumaine Riley’s (2003-06) 130 and his 1,587 return yards is third all-time, behind Riley’s 2,541 and Steve Clay (1992-95) with 2,007...Has caught 61 passes for 484 yards during his career...Has also completed 24-of-55 passes for 110 yards and one touchdown...2008: Played in all 12 games, starting three times, against Northern Illinois (Sept. 27), Temple (Nov. 22) and Central Michigan (Nov. 28)...Led the team in kickoff returns with 30 for 538 yards and a 17.9 return average...Also caught 22 passes for 211 yards and one touchdown, a 20-yard strike from quarterback Andy Schmitt against Central Michigan...2007: Earned his second letter after playing in all 12 games and handling most of the kickoff returns during the season...Set an EMU single-season record with 1,016 yards on 44 returns which ranked eighth in the Mid-American Conference and 75th overall...Set the EMU Rynearson Stadium record with a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Ball State (Sept. 8)...Also had an 86-yard kickoff return against Michigan (Oct. 6) and a 68 yarder versus Northwestern (Oct. 19)... Singled out by the coaching staff for four game awards during the season...Earned Championship Special Team honors for the Pittsburgh (Sept. 1) and Ball State games...Was named a Championship Performer against Western Michigan (Oct. 27) and earned an Offensive Big Playmaker award for that same game...Caught

11 passes for 104 yards and rushed seven times for 95 yards... 2006: Earned his first letter while playing in all 12 games, starting twice, at Ball State (Aug. 31) and at Michigan State (Sept. 9)...Played quarterback, wide receiver and kickoff returner during the year...Rushed 20 times for a net of four yards, caught 28 passes for 169 yards, completed 12-of-23 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown of 39 yards to Travis Lewis and returned two kickoffs for 33 yards...Saw action at quarterback against Michigan State, Central Michigan (Sept. 23), Bowling Green (Oct. 14), Western Michigan (Oct. 28), and Northern Illinois (Nov. 24)...Caught seven passes for 38 yards at Michigan State...Singled out by the coaching staff for two single-game awards, for a Championship Performance Award at Ball State and a Championship Special Teams Award at Western Michigan...2005: One of the 2005 recruits...Redshirted as a true freshman...Practiced with the team and earned two Practice Player awards, for the Louisiana Lafayette (Sept. 10) and Central Michigan (Sept. 24) games...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Northern H.S. in Pontiac, Mich....The Detroit News: Dream Team Specialist... Completed 86-of-177 passes for 1,316 yards and 17 TD’s...Rushed for 933 yards and 11 touchdowns...Named No. 42 on The Detroit News’ Blue Chip list of top players in the state...Selected No. 37 on Detroit Free Press writer Mick McCabe’s Fab 50 list of the top players in the state of Michigan...Chosen to the All-North Team by the Detroit Free Press. Date 9-9-06

Dontayo Gage • Touchdown Watch Passing Touchdowns Opponent Receiver Yards at Michigan State Travis Lewis 39

Date 9-8-07

Kickoff Return Touchdowns Opponent Yards Time BALL STATE 90 4th-04:01

Time 2nd-02:46

Rushing Touchdowns Date Opponent Yards Time 10-27-08 WESTERN MICH. 55 3rd-07:16 Receiving Touchdowns Date Opponent QB Yards 11-28-08 CENTRAL MICH. Andy Schmitt 20

Time 2nd-11:48

Dontayo Gage’s Game-by-Game Offensive Statistics Rushing Passing Receiving KO Returns 2006 Season Gp-Gs Tc Gain Loss Net Avg Td Lg Att Comp Int Yds Td Lg Pct Sks No. Yds. Td Lg No. Yds Td at Ball State (8-31) 1-1 1 6 0 6 at Michigan State (9-9) 1-1 1 0 2 -2 0.0 0 0 1 1 0 39 1 39 1.000 0 7 38 0 9 1 13 0 at Northwestern (9-16) 1-0 1 8 0 8 8.0 0 8 CENTRAL MICH. (9-23) 1-0 6 20 15 5 0.8 0 7 5 2 0 28 0 17 .400 0 3 15 0 7 at Louisiana Lafayette (9-30) 1-0 7 37 0 15 at Bowling Green (10-14) 1-0 1 1 0 -12 0 0 1.000 0 3 24 0 12 TOLEDO (10-21) 1-0 2 21 0 16 at Western Michigan (10-28) 1-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .000 0 4 25 0 11 OHIO (11-4) 1-0 NAVY (11-11) 1-0 1 3 0 3 at Kent State (11-17) 1-0 1 20 0 NORTHERN ILLINOIS (11-24) 1-0 12 24 31 -7 0.0 0 5 15 8 0 55 0 23 .533 TOTALS 12-2 20 52 48 4 0.2 0 8 23 12 1 110 1 39 .522 0 28 169 0 16 2 33 0

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Rushing Passing Receiving KO Returns 2007 Season Gp-Gs Tc Gain Loss Net Avg Td Lg Att Comp Int Yds Td Lg Pct Sks No. Yds. Td Lg No. Yds Td at Pittsburgh (9-1) 1-0 2 10 0 6 2 54 0 BALL STATE (9-8) 1-0 3 126 1 at Northern Illinois (9-15) 1-1 3 60 0 HOWARD (9-22) 1-0 3 77 0 at Vanderbilt (9-29) 1-0 1 18 0 18 5 106 0 at Michigan (10-6) 1-1 2 18 0 10 4 124 0 at Ohio (10-13) 1-0 7 132 0 NORTHWESTERN (10-19) 1-1 5 43 0 14 3 105 0 WESTERN MICHIGAN (10-27) 1-0 2 66 0 66 33.0 1 55 1 19 0 at Toledo (11-3) 1-0 2 15 0 15 7.5 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 15 0 15 4 77 0 BOWLING GREEN (11-9) 1-0 3 14 0 14 4.7 0 9 3 44 0 at Central Michigan (11-16) 1-0 6 92 0 TOTALS 12-3 7 95 0 95 13.6 1 55 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 11 104 0 18 44 1016 1

Lg 42 90 26 31 36 86 28 68 19 22 26 28 90

Rushing Passing Receiving KO Returns 2008 Season Gp-Gs Tc Gain Loss Net Avg Td Lg Att Comp Int Yds Td Lg Pct Sks No. Yds. Td Lg No. Yds Td INDIANA STATE (8-28) 1-0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 7 0 7 1 25 0 at Michigan State (9-6) 1-0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0 0 1 26 0 26 4 87 0 TOLEDO (Sept. 13) 1-0 3 26 0 17 3 64 0 at Maryland (Sept. 20) 1-0 4 44 0 13 2 37 0 NORTHERN ILLINOIS (Sept. 27) 1-1 2 11 0 6 1 24 0 at Bowling Green (Oct. 4) 1-0 1 0 1 -1 0.0 0 0 3 50 0 at Army (Oct. 11) 1-0 2 50 0 AKRON (Oct. 18) 1-0 1 3 0 3 at Ball State (Oct. 25) 1-0 3 26 0 12 1 18 0 at Western Michigan (Nov. 1) 1-0 3 62 0 at Temple (Nov. 22) 1-1 3 25 0 18 7 84 0 CENTRAL MICHIGAN (Nov. 28) 1-1 4 43 1 20 3 37 0 TOTALS 12-3 4 1 1 0 0.2 0 0 22 211 1 26 30 538 0

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Dontayo Gage’s Career Statistics Rushing Passing Receiving KO Returns Tc Gain Loss Net Avg Td Lg Att Comp Int Yds Td Lg Pct Sks No. Yds. Td Lg No. Yds Td Year Gp-Gs 2005 Redshirted-DNP 2006 12-2 20 52 48 4 0.2 0 8 23 12 1 110 1 39 .522 0 28 169 0 16 2 33 0 2007 12-3 7 95 0 95 13.6 1 55 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 11 104 0 18 44 1016 1 2008 12-3 4 1 1 0 0.2 0 0 22 211 1 26 30 538 0 TOTALS 36-8 31 148 49 99 3.2 1 55 24 12 1 110 1 39 .436 0 61 484 1 26 44 1587 1

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The 2009 Eagles Jaron Gillespie #34 Defensive Back ~ Fr.-Fr. ~ 6-0 ~ 180 lbs Washington, D.C.-Friendship Coll. Academy

Alex Gillett

#13

Quarterback ~ Fr.-Fr. ~ 6-1 ~ 185 lbs Clyde, Ohio-Clyde H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Alex Robert Gillett...Son of Todd Gillett and Sara Humphrey and stepfather Michael Humphrey...Born 5-17-91...Has one sister, Adrienne Gillett...EMU: One of the 2009 recruits...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Clyde H.S. in Clyde, Ohio where he played football for Head Coach Marc Gibson...Recorded a 3.969 GPA and was an All-State Academic Team selection in football and an All-League Academic selection four times in football, three times each in basketball and baseball and once in track...First-team All-State football selection in both junior and senior seasons and was the first-ever athlete named the Conference Player of the Year twice in football...Also excelled in basketball where he averaged 16.9 points with 8.3 rebounds as a senior to earn first-team All-District and All-Conference honors...Was also a first-team All-District and Conference Player of the Year in basketball as a junior... Was also a standout baseball player and was a second-team All-District pick as a junior...Senior Year: Was the Sandusky Register Player of the Year after passing for 1,470 yards with 13 touchdowns and rushing for 1,689 yards with 29 touchdowns...Holds all of the school’s career passing records, completing 345 passes for 5,539 yards and 65 touchdowns and rushing for 2,104 yards and 38 touchdowns...Junior Year: Named the Associated Press Division III Player of the Year after passing for 2,773 Safety ~ Fr.-Fr. ~ 6-3 ~ 202 lbs yards with 38 touchdowns and rushing for 203 yards and two scores... Avon, Ohio-Avon H.S. Also named the District Offensive Player of the Year...Sophomore Year: Named second-team All-District and honorable mention All-Conference PERSONAL: Full name: Garrett Donald Gronowski...Son of Gary and after passing for 1,296 yards with 14 touchdowns and rushing for 212 Donna Gronowski...Born 9-2-90...Has two sisters, Cari and Laura...Earned yards and seven touchdowns. the President’s Award for Educational Excellence along with being selected the school’s Male Athlete of the Year...EMU: One of the 2009 recruits... HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Avon H.S. in Avon, Ohio where he played football for Head Coach Mike Elder...Four sport athlete earning a total of nine letters in football, basketball, track and baseball...Senior Year: Named the MVP in the state of Ohio North-South All-Star Game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio where he turned in two interceptions to help lead the North Team to a 49-7 win in the 64th Annual All-Star Game..Associated Press Division III first-team All-State as well as first-team All-District and All-County...Team went 12-1...Named the Defensive Player of the Year in his Conference...Also voted his team’s MVP...Recorded 88 tackles, caused two fumbles and had two interceptions on defense, and on the offensive side of the ball he caught 43 passes for 702 yards with nine touchdowns...Also punted, averaging 44 yards per kick..Averaged 13 points and 11 rebounds per game on the hardwood...Enjoyed a strong senior season in track, winning four events in the West Shore Conference track meet...Won both the 200 meters and long jump while also running on the victorious 400 and 800-meter relay teams...Regional finalist in the long jump and the 200-meter dash...Part of the relay team that broke the school-record in the 4x100 and 4x200...Junior Year: Selected first-team All-Lorain County with a .417 batting average...Tallied a .557 on base percentage with 18 stolen bases...Sophomore Year: Recorded 66 tackles and a punting averaged of 45.3 yards per kick.

PERSONAL: Full name: Jaron Resean Gillespie...Son of Jessie Gillespie and Buffie West...Born 10-2-89...Criminal justice major...Has two brothers, Steve and Miquan...EMU: One of the 2009 recruits...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington, D.C. where he played football for Head Coach Aazar Rahim, a former player for EMU Head Coach Ron English...Senior Year: Caught 40 passes for 1,030 yards and 12 touchdowns...Also had eight interceptions and three forced fumbles on defense...Returned two punts for touchdowns... Named his team’s Defensive Player of the Year...Played in the Washington D.C. All-Star game.

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The 2009 Eagles Derek Gotham

#61

Offensive Line ~ Jr.-So. ~ 6-4 ~ 290 lbs South Lyon, Mich.-South Lyon H.S.

Willie Hickman

#5

Defensive Back ~ Fr.-Fr. ~ 5-9 ~ 160 lbs Pahokee, Fla.-Pahokee

Letters Earned: 1 (2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Derek Gotham...Son of Donald and Denise Gotham...Born 12-22-88...Business/Accounting major...Has one sister, Danielle...Father, Donald, is a graduate of Wayne State University where he played football and mother, Denise, is a Central Michigan University graduate and was a member of the volleyball team for two seasons and also played two volleyball seasons at Wayne State...EMU: 2008: Earned a letter in his first year of competition after redshirting as a freshman... Played in all 12 games...2007: Redshirted...Practiced with the team all season...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from South Lyon H.S. where he played football for head coach Mark Thomas...Selected to the Academic Honor Roll for all four years of high school and was an Academic All-League choice in football, basketball and track...Senior Year: Two-way starter on the football team and was captain of the football squad...The Detroit News: Named to the Dream Team...Also selected first-team All-Metro North...Detroit Free Press: First-team Division I All-State pick...Named No. 49 on Mick McCabe’s Fab 50 list of the top state of Michigan seniors... Also selected to the All-North first-team...Associated Press: First-team Class A All-State selection...The Ann Arbor News: First-team All-Area... The Detroit News: Selected No. 36 on Tom Markowski’s Blue Chip list of the top seniors in the state of Michigan...Selected to play in the state of Michigan High School All-Star Game in the summer of 2007...Also named to the All-Area and All-Kensington Valley first teams...Won the team’s Outstanding Lineman award...Helped his football team make the state playoffs...Also lettered in track...Junior Year: First-team All-League, and All-Area and second-team All-Oakland County...Had 44 pancake blocks and helped the team make the state playoffs..Ann Arbor News: Second-team All-Area...Lettered in track...Sophomore Year: Started 13 varsity football games and helped the team make it to the Final Four in the state Division I playoffs...Honorable mention All-League in football... Also lettered in varsity basketball and varsity track.

PERSONAL: Full name: Willie Lee Hickman III...Son of Dr. Willie and Brenda Hickman...Born 10-31-90...Has three sisters, Kenneshia, Artione, Rakiara...EMU: One of the 2009 recruits...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Pahokee H.S. in Pahokee, Fla. where he played football for Head Coach Blaze Thompson...Was a member of the National Honor Society and the Play It Smart Program...Was a three-year starter and also played on three state championship teams...Senior Year: First-team All-Palm Beach County after recording 42 tackles with three interceptions, two for touchdowns...Also selected to the All-Area All-Star Team...Chosen as the No. 6 recruit in South Florida by The Miami Herald...Started on the baseball team...Junior Year: Starter on the football team and was an honorable mention All-American...Helped lead the football team to a state title on the way to a 14-0 record...Named honorable mention All-Area by The Sun Sentinel newspaper...Also started on the varsity baseball team...Sophomore Year: Starter on the football team that went 14-0 and won the state championship...Started on the varsity baseball team and was named the MVP after batting .357.

Derek Gotham’s Participation Chart 2007 Season Gp-Gs Redshirted and did not play in any games 2008 Season

Gp-Gs

INDIANA STATE (8-28) at Michigan State (9-6) TOLEDO (9-13) at Maryland (9-20) NORTHERN ILLINOIS (9-27) at Bowling Green (10-4) at Army (10-11) AKRON (10-18) at Ball State (10-25) at Western Michigan (11-1) at Temple (11-22) CENTRAL MICHIGAN (11-28) TOTALS

1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 12-0

Derek Gotham’s Career Offensive Statistics Season Gp-GS 2007 Redshirt-DNP 2008 12-0 TOTALS 12-0

EMU Did You Know? There have been several different point systems used in intercollegiate football over the years. For instance, a touchdown was worth just four points, not six, from 1884-1897. During those years a field goal was worth five points while an extra-point kick was good for two points. The breakdown for point totals is listed below.

Years 1884-1897 1898-1903 1904-1908 1909-1911 1912-Current

TD 4 5 5 5 6

FG 5 5 4 3 3

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The 2009 Eagles André Hatchett #20 Linebacker ~ Sr.-Sr. ~ 5-11 ~ 221 lbs Indianapolis, Ind.-Warren Central H.S. Letters Earned: 3 (2006, 2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Andre’ Paul Hatchett...Son of Andre’ and Elizabeth Hatchett...Born 4-29-88...Criminal justice major...Has two brothers, Aaron and Antwon...EMU: Has earned three letters in his first three years...Played in 35 games during his career, earning 24 starts... Has accumulated 181 tackles...Selected as a preseason fourth-team All-Mid-American Conference pick in Phil Steele’s 2009 College Football Preview magazine...2008: Played in 11 games, starting eight times... Finished the year with 51 tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss of three yards and had one fumble recovery for a 15-yard return...Chosen as a fourthteam All-Mid-American Conference pick in Phil Steele’s 2008 College Football Magazine’s preseason poll...2007: Earned his second letter after starting all 12 games at weak-side linebacker...Finished third on the team in tackles with 98 and added 7.5 tackles-for-loss of 27 yards, had two sacks for 13 yards and added one forced fumble and one pass deflected...Singled out by the coaching staff for outstanding play in four games, earning Winning Performance awards for two games, at Vanderbilt (Sept. 29) and home against Western Michigan (Oct. 27), a Championship Performance mention for the Howard (Sept. 22) game and was named the Defensive Big Playmaker at Pittsburgh (Sept. 1)... Turned in three double-figure tackle games, with 13 at Northern Illinois (Sept. 15), 10 at Northwestern (Sept. 15) and 11 in the season finale at Central Michigan (Nov. 16)... 2006: One of the 2006 recruits and one of five true freshmen to see game action...Played in all 12 games and started four times, against Michigan State (Sept. 9), at Louisiana Lafayette (Sept. 30), against Navy (Nov. 11), and Kent State (Nov. 17)...Finished 10th on the team in tackles with 32...Turned in his best outing of the year at Ford Field against Navy when he recorded 15 total tackles... Singled out by the coaching staff for seven individual-game awards... Selected for Championship Special Teams honors five times, for the Ball State (Aug. 31), Northwestern (Sept. 16), Central Michigan (Sept. 23), Louisiana Lafayette (Sept. 30) and Kent State (Nov. 17) games... Earned a Winning Performance Award against Navy and a Practice Player of the Week Award for the Western Michigan (Oct. 28) game... HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Warren Central H.S. in Indianapolis, Ind....Helped lead his team to three straight 5-A state championships... Two-time All-State selection...Senior Year: Indiana’s second ranked linebacker by rivals.com....Recorded 104 solos tackles with 42 assists, two sacks and one interception...Helped the team win the conference and state titles...All-State, All-County and All-League selection...Junior Year: All-League and All-Country pick after turning in 123 solo tackles, 32 assists, four sacks with one interception...Helped his team win the state championship...Sophomore Year: Recorded 32 solo tackles and 10 assists on a team that won the state title.

The EMU football team has played before some huge crowds over the years. The largest to ever watch the EMU football team in action was the 110,438 in attendance when the Eagles dropped a 59-20 decision to the University of Michigan in Michigan Stadium, Oct. 19, 1998. Following are the top seven crowds to watch an EMU football game.

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Andre’ Hatchett’s Game-by-Game Defensive Statistics 2006 Season Total Game GP-GS S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack at Ball State (8-31) 1-0 at Michigan St. (9-9) 1-1 1 3 4 at NW (9-16) 1-0 2 2 CMU (9-23) 1-0 2 2 at La. Lafay. (9-30) 1-1 1 1 at BGSU (10-14) 1-0 1 1 TOLEDO (10-21) 1-0 1 2 3 at WMU (10-28) 1-0 OHIO (11-4) 1-0 2 2 NAVY (11-11) 1-1 7 8 15 at Kent St. (11-17) 1-1 1 1 NOR. ILL. (11-24) 1-0 1 1 TOTALS 12-4 17 15 32 2007 Season Total Game GP-GS S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack at Pittsburgh (9-1) 1-1 5 3 1-7 1-7 8 BALL STATE (9-8) 1-1 4 5 9 at Northern Ill. (9-15) 1-1 3 10 13 HOWARD (9-22) 1-1 5 4 2-7 1-6 9 at Vanderbilt (9-29) 1-1 5 1 6 at Michigan (10-6) 1-1 1 5 6 at Ohio (10-13) 1-1 3 4 1-3 7 NORTHWEST. (10-19) 1-1 5 5 1-3 10 WEST. MICH. (10-27) 1-1 2 4 6 at Toledo (11-3) 1-1 4 0.5-1 4 BOWLING GR. (11-9) 1-1 3 6 1.5-5 1 9 at Cent. Mich. (11-16) 1-1 4 7 0.5-1 11 TOTALS 12-12 40 58 7.5-27 2-13 1 98 2008 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Int Ff Fr Pd Tack IND. ST. (8-28) 1-1 0 0 0 at Michigan St. (9-6) 1-1 3 6 1-1 9 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-1 2 2 4 at Maryland (9-20) 1-1 2 1 3 NOR. ILL. (9-27) 1-1 4 2 6 at BGSU (10-4) 1-1 4 4 0.5-0 8 at Army (10-11) 1-0 2 5 7 AKRON (10-18) 1-1 2 1 1-15 3 at Ball State (10-25) 1-1 2 0 1-2 2 at WMU (11-1) DNP at Temple (11-22) 1-0 0 2 2 1-0 4 3 7 CMU (11-28) TOTALS 11-8 25 26 2.5-3 1-15 51 Andre’ Hatchett’s Career Statistics Total Year GP-GS S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack 2006 12-4 17 15 32 2007 12-12 40 58 7.5-27 2-13 1 98 2008 11-8 25 26 2.5-3 1-15 51 TOTALS 35-24 82 99 10-30 2-13 1-15 1 181

Att. 110,438 109,511 108,415 94,578 90,009 77,745 74,279

EMU Did You Know? Date Oct. 19, 1998 Sept. 17, 2005 Oct. 6, 2007 Sept. 19, 1992 Sept. 11, 2004 Sept. 10, 1994 Sept. 7, 1996

Opponent at Michigan at Michigan at Michigan at Penn State at Florida at Wisconsin at Wisconsin

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Score L, 20-59 L, 0-55 L, 22-33 L, 7-52 L, 10-49 L, 0-56 L, 3-24


The 2009 Eagles Arrington Hicks’ Game-by-Game Defensive Statistics

arrington #19 Hicks defensive Back ~ Jr.-Jr. ~ 5-10 ~ 170 lbs Orlando, Fla.-Edgewater H.S. Letters Earned: 2 (2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Arrington Bernard Hicks...Son of Bernard and Sharon Hicks...Born 10-3-88...Communications major...Has one brother, Xavier Hicks, and one sister, Brandi Day...EMU: 2008: Earned his second letter after playing in nine games, starting eight times...Had a teamleading eight passes defended, which ranked sixth in the Mid-American Conference at 0.89 per game...Turned in one interception, and added a fumble recovery, against Western Michigan (Nov. 1)...Finished the year with 17 tackles...2007: One of nine true freshmen to see action... Played in all 12 games and started twice, against Bowling Green (Nov. 9) and Central Michigan (Nov. 16)...Singled out by the coaching staff for game awards three times during the season...Selected as a Championship Special teams player for the Northern Illinois (Sept. 15) game and earned the Defensive Big Playmaker award for the Toledo (Nov. 3) and Bowling Green (Nov. 9) contests...Turned in an interception against Bowling Green and recorded three tackles at Central Michigan (Nov. 16)...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Edgewater H.S. in Orlando, Fla. where he played football for Head Coach Bill Gurke...Two-year starter at defensive cornerback in football and three-time All-State track performer...Senior Year: Named to the All-Central Florida team by The Orlando Sentinel...Also selected to the All-State track team...Recorded six interceptions...Junior Year: Turned in the fifth-fastest times in the state of Florida in both the 100-meter high hurdles (14.12) and the 300-meter hurdles (37.77) as a junior.

Garrett Hoskins

#85

Tight End ~ Fr.-Fr. ~ 6-3 ~ 235 lbs Grand Rapids, Mich.-Creston H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Garrett Alexander Hoskins...Son of Brenda and Osbe Hoskins...Born: 8-5-90...Both parents graduated from Western Michigan University...Father, Osbe, was a baseball player at WMU and went on to play for the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball... Mother, Brenda, ran track...Has two brothers, Justin and Sean...Brother, Justin, played football at the University of Notre Dame and Central Michigan University...EMU: One of the 2009 recruits...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Creston H.S. in Grand Rapids, Mich. where he played football for Head Coach Huemartin Robinson...Played multiple positions on offense, including quarterback, running back, tight end and wide receiver...Also started as a defensive end...Three-year starter on both offense and defense and was a three-year All-Conference player...Also played basketball and ran track...Senior Year: Recorded 70 tackles with 5.5 sacks and 16 tackles-for-loss on defense and had 600 yards in receptions with five touchdowns on offense...Named to the All-Conference and All-Area teams and to the Dream Team second unit...Also selected honorable mention All-State in football...Second-team All-League basketball player after averaging 12 rebounds a game...Also earned All-Conference honors in track...Junior Year: Had 55 tackles with seven TFLs on defensive and scored three touchdowns with 187 yards in receptions on offense... Sophomore Year: Had 73 tackles, 15 sacks and 20 TFLs.

2007 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack at Pittsburgh (9-1) 1-0 BALL STATE (9-8) 1-0 at Northern Ill. (9-15) 1-0 1 1 HOWARD (9-22) 1-0 1 1 at Vanderbilt (9-29) 1-0 at Michigan (10-6) 1-0 at Ohio (10-13) 1-0 2 2 NORTHWEST. (10-19) 1-0 WEST. MICH. (10-27) 1-0 at Toledo (11-3) 1-0 1 1 1 BOWLING GR. (11-9) 1-1 1 1-0 1 at Cent. Mich. (11-16) 1-1 2 1 1-3 3 TOTALS 12-2 4 5 1-3 1-0 1 9 2008 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Int Ff Fr Pd Tack IND. ST. (8-28) 1-1 1 0 1 1 at Michigan St. (9-6) 1-1 3 0 1 3 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-1 3 1 1 4 at Maryland (9-20) 1-1 2 0 2 NOR. ILL. (9-27) 1-1 1 0 1 at BGSU (10-4) DNP at Army (10-11) DNP AKRON (10-18) DNP at Ball State (10-25) 1-0 0 0 2 0 at WMU (11-1) 1-1 0 1 1-0 1 at Temple (11-22) 1-1 1 1 1 2 CMU (11-28) 1-1 2 1 1-0 1 3 TOTALS 9-8 13 4 1-0 1-0 7 17 Arrington Hicks’ Career Statistics Total Year GP-GS S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack 2007 12-2 4 5 1-3 1-0 1 9 2008 9-8 13 4 1-0 1-0 7 17 TOTALS 21-10 17 9 1-3 1-0 2-0 8 26

Neal Howey

#54

Linebacker ~ Jr.-Jr. ~ 6-1 ~ 215 lbs Monroe, Mich.-St. Mary’s H.S.

Letters Earned: 1 (2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Paul Neal Howey...Son of Paul and Karla Howey...Born 11-4-87...Business management major...Has three brothers, Patrick, Michael and David...Father and Mother are both graduates of Western Michigan University...EMU: 2008: Transferred to EMU from Upper Iowa University...Played in five games as a special teams player, the last five of the season...UPPER IOWA U.: Played during the 2006 season before transferring to EMU...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic Central in Monroe, Mich. where he played football for Head Coach Jack Giarmo...Won a Michigan Merit Award...Senior Year: First-team All-League and all-region linebacker...Selected honorable mention All-State...Was also a second-team All-League running back... Earned a basketball letter and was a first-team All-League and All-Region performer in that sport...Also made the state finals in track...Junior Year: Second-team All-League cornerback in football, a first-team AllLeague, All-State and All-Region trackman and an honorable mention All-League basketball player...Sophomore Year: Earned varsity letters in football, basketball and track.

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The 2009 Eagles Derrick Hunter

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defensive Back ~ Sr.-Jr. ~ 6-0 ~ 188 lbs Southfield, Mich.-Southfield H.S. Letters Earned: 2 (2006, 2007)

PERSONAL: Full name: Derrick Hunter Jr....Son of Derrick and Cynthia Hunter...Born 1-31-88...EMU: 2008: Missed the entire season with an injury...Returned to play in 2009 spring drills...2007: Played in all 12 games at cornerback and started the first 10 contests of the season... Finished the season with 49 tackles and three passes defended...Returned a fumble 80 yards for a touchdown at Ohio (Oct. 13)...Earned four individual game coaches’ awards during the season...Named the Defensive Player of the Week for the Michigan (Oct. 6) game...Awarded Winning Performance mentions for the Northwestern (Oct. 19) and Michigan games...Named the Defensive Big Playmaker for the Ohio game...Recorded an interception at Michigan...2006: One of five true freshmen to see game action and earned a varsity letter...Played in nine games as a special teams player and a reserve defensive back... Recorded one tackle on the year...Chosen by the coaching staff as one of the Practice Players of the Week for the Navy (Nov. 11) game...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Southfield H.S. in Southfield, Mich. where he played football for Head Coach Tim Conley...Senior Year: Chosen No. 47 on Detroit Free Press writer Mick McCabe’s Fab 50 list of the top seniors in the state of Michigan...Rushed 178 times for 1,112 yards, and had 10 receptions for 300 yards...Scored 12 touchdowns...Named his team’s Offensive Player of the Year...Turned in 66 tackles with two interceptions on defense...Junior Year: Caught 37 passes for 550 yards and rushed 20 times for 220 yards...Accounted for 22 tackles with one interception on defense...Selected to the All-League football squad... Named All-State, All-County and All-League in track as a 400-meter dash runner...Sophomore Year: Turned in 12 receptions for 200 yards on offense and had 20 tackles with one interception on defense...AllState and All-County as a trackman...Freshman Year: All-State trackman after running on the 4 x 200-meter relay team that finished runner-up at the state championships.

Derrick Hunter’s Game-by-Game Defensive Statistics 2006 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack at Ball State (8-31) 1-0 at Michigan St. (9-9) 1-0 at NW (9-16) DNP CMU (9-23) 1-0 at La. Lafay. (9-30) 1-0 at BGSU (10-14) 1-0 TOLEDO (10-21) 1-0 1 1 at WMU (10-28) 1-0 OHIO (11-4) 1-0 NAVY (11-11) 1-0 at Kent St. (11-17) DNP NOR. ILL. (11-24) DNP TOTALS 9-0 2007 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack at Pitt (9-1) 1-1 2 2 BALL STATE (9-8) 1-1 4 1 5 at Nor. Ill. (9-15) 1-1 0 4 4 HOWARD (9-22) 1-1 3 2 5 at Vanderbilt (9-29) 1-1 4 2 6 at Michigan (10-6) 1-1 6 3 1-0 1 9 at Ohio (10-13) 1-1 2 4 1-80 1 6 NORTHWEST. (10-19) 1-1 5 1 1 6 WEST. MICH. (10-27) 1-1 1 1 at Toledo (11-3) 1-1 3 2 0.5-0 5 BOWLING GR. (11-9) 1-0 0 at Cent. Mich. (11-16) 1-0 0 TOTALS 12-10 29 20 0.5-0 1-80 1-0 3 49 Derrick Hunter’s Career Statistics Total Year Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack 2006 9-0 1 1 2007 12-10 29 20 0.5-0 1-80 1-0 3 49 2008 DNP-Inj. TOTALS 21-10 30 20 0.5-0 1-80 1-0 3 50

Derrick Hunter • Touchdown Watch Fumble Return Date Opponent Yards Time 10-13-07 at Ohio 80 2nd-05:39

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Eastern Michigan University has been well represented in NFL Super Bowl action. The latest former EMU football player to appear in the NFL’s premier game was Charlie Batch (1994-97) who was the backup quaterback on Pittsburgh Steelers squads that won Super Bowls XL and XLIII. Batch joins former EMU players and fellow Pittsburgh Steelers alumni John Banaszak and Ron Johnson with Super Bowl championship rings. Eagle great Lional Dalton also collected a ring in 2001 with the Baltimore Ravens. Banaszak played with the Steelers from 1975-81 and won three Super Bowl rings, while Johnson was a member of the Steelers from 1978-84 and won two rings.

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The 2009 Eagles Jermaine Jenkins #25 Linebacker ~ Sr.-Sr. ~ 6-2 ~ 207 lbs Saginaw, Mich.-Saginaw H.S. Letters Earned: 3 (2006, 2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Jermaine Latray Jenkins...Son of Asa and Patricia Burns...Born 2-10-86...Has two brothers, Asa and Anthony Jenkins, and two sisters, Terrienana Burns and Pashlon Jenkins...Electonic media/film major... EMU: Has earned three letters after redshirting as a freshman in 2005...Has played in 34 games during his career, earning 12 starts...Chosen as a preseason honorable mention All-Mid-American Conference pick in Phil Steele’s 2009 College Football Preview magazine...2008: Started all 12 games at the will linebacker spot...Recorded 64 tackles on the season, with 41 solos and 23 assists...Had seven tackles-for-loss of 29 yards, two sacks for 16 yards, three fumble returns and two interceptions...Named the Defensive Eagle of the Week twice, for the Indiana State (Aug. 28) and Ball State (Oct. 25) games...Also named the Defensive Big Playmaker for the Michigan State (Sept. 6) game... Turned in two interceptions for nine yards in return in the season opener against Indiana State...Had two tackles-for-loss of nine yards at Temple (Nov. 22) to go along with a sack for eight yards in that contest...Finished tied for second in the Mid-American Conference in fumbles recovered with 0.25 per game which also ranked tied for 11th nationally...2007: Earned his second letter after playing in all 12 games...One of the top special teams players on the squad...Was named the recipient of the Silent Warrior Special Teams Award, as the team’s most outstanding special teams player...Recorded nine tackles on the season...Had one fumble recovery...Singled out by the coaching staff for Championship Special Teams honors three times, for the Howard (Sept. 22), Michigan (Oct. 6) and Toledo (Nov. 3) games...2006: Played in his first season for the Eagles after sitting out the 2005 campaign...Played in 10 games as a special teams player and a reserve defensive back...Recorded nine tackles on the season...Chosen by the coaching staff as a Championship Special Teams performer in four games, at Ball State (Aug. 31), home against Central Michigan (Sept. 23), at Louisiana Lafayette (Sept. 30) and at Kent State (Nov. 17)...2005: One of the 2005 recruits who sat out the season and did not participate in drills...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Saginaw H.S. where he played football for Head Coach Lee Arthur...Played quarterback and led the Saginaw Valley Conference in passing for two years with 2,500 yards and 25 touchdowns...Selected All-Conference as both a junior and senior... Also made 42 tackles in limited time as a safety on defense...Named No. 57 on The Detroit News’ Blue Chip list of top players in the state...Also ran track and was second in the state in the 400 meters as a junior.

Trey Hunter

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Wide Receiver ~ Jr.-So. ~ 6-0 ~ 207 lbs Pemberville, Ohio.-eastwood H.S. Letters Earned: 1 (2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Trey DaiShawn Hunter...Son of Denise Hunter and Albert McCluster...Born 5-1-1989...Undecided major...Has two sisters, Jenna and Jasmine, and one brother, Courtney...EMU: 2008: Played special teams in 11 games and saw limited action at wide receiver...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Eastwood H.S. in Pemberville, Ohio where he played football for Head Coach Jerry Rutherford...Earned 10 letters during his career (four track, three basketball and three football)...Senior Year: Captain

Jermaine Jenkins Game-by-Game Defensive Statistics 2006 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack at Ball State (8-31) 1-0 at Michigan St. (9-9) 1-0 3 1 4 at NW (9-16) 1-0 CMU (9-23) 1-0 at La. Lafay. (9-30) 1-0 1 1 2 at BGSU (10-14) 1-0 1 1 2 TOLEDO (10-21) DNP at WMU (10-28) DNP OHIO (11-4) 1-0 NAVY (11-11) 1-0 at Kent St. (11-17) 1-0 1 1 NOR. ILL. (11-24) 1-0 TOTALS 10-0 5 4 9 2007 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack at Pitt (9-1) 1-0 BALL STATE (9-8) 1-0 1 1 2 at Nor. Ill. (Sept. 15) 1-0 HOWARD (9-22) 1-0 1 1 2 at Vanderbilt (9-29) 1-0 at Michigan (10-6) 1-0 1 1 at Ohio (10-13) 1-0 1-0 NORTHWEST. (10-19) 1-0 WEST. MICH. (10-27) 1-0 2 2 at Toledo (11-3) 1-0 2 2 BOWLING GR. (11-9) 1-0 at Cent. Mich. (11-16) 1-0 TOTALS 12-0 6 3 1-0 9 2008 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack 1-1 2 1 0.5-2 2-9 3 INDIANA ST. (8-28) at Mich. St. (9-6) 1-1 3 2 1-2 1-0 5 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-1 1 1 2 at Maryland (9-20) 1-1 2 2 1-8 1-8 4 NOR. ILL. (9-27) 1-1 3 0 3 at BGSU (10-4) 1-1 4 4 1.5-6 2 8 at Army (10-11) 1-1 3 4 1-0 7 AKRON (10-18) 1-1 3 2 5 at Ball State (10-25) 1-1 4 2 1-2 1 6 at WMU (11-1) 1-1 7 4 11 at Temple (11-22) 1-1 6 0 2-9 1-8 6 CMU (11-28) 1-1 3 1 1-0 1 4 TOTALS 12-12 41 23 7-29 2-16 3-0 2-9 4 64 Jermaine Jenkins’ Career Statistics Total Year Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack 2005 DNP 2006 10-0 5 4 9 2007 12-0 6 3 1-0 9 4 64 2008 12-12 41 23 7-29 2-16 3-0 2-9 TOTALS 34-12 52 30 7-29 2-16 4-0 2-9 4 82

of the football team earning second-team All-Surburban Lakes League honors...First team All-SLL in track...Caught 28 passes for 411 yards and a touchdown on offense and intercepted four passes and recorded 47 tackles on defense as a senior...Also returned seven kickoffs for a 19.4 average and six punts for a 23.7 average...Rushed 20 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns...Junior Year: Earned first team All-SLL honors in football after making 28 catches for 419 yards and seven touchdowns... Named first team All-SLL in track en route to being a regional qualifier... Sophomore Year: Started both ways in football as a cornerback and a wide receiver...Was the SLL 100-meter dash champion...Four-time first-team SLL member in track.

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The 2009 Eagles zach Johnson

a first-team All-League and All-Dayton pick and a second-team All-State choice...Broke the school’s single-season soccer goals record with 29... During the basketball season he was a second-team All-League pick and played in the Dayton vs. Columbus All-Star game...Junior Year: Earned varsity letters in basketball and soccer.

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Punter ~ Sr.-Sr. ~ 6-0 ~ 195 lbs Springboro, Ohio-Springboro H.S. Letters Earned: 3 (2006, 2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Zachary Glen Johnson...Son of Glen and Karen Johnson...Born 9-22-86...Business communications major...EMU: Has earned three letters as the starting punter...Hampered by injuries in 2008 and punted in just six games...Was on the Ray Guy Award Watch list, which goes to the top punter in the nation, in both 2006 and 2007 and was one of the semifinalists for the award in 2006...In his three seasons he has punted 121 times for 4,958 yards and a 40.9 career average...His 5,826 punting yards ranks sixth on the EMU career list and his 40.2 career average is good for third on the all-time EMU list... Also took over the field-goal and PAT duties after the first three games of the 2007 season and ended the year with five field goals made in seven attempts, including a 50 yarder against Western Michigan (Oct. 27), tied for third longest in school history...Named a third-team preseason All-American and first-team All-Mid-American Conference punter in Phil Steele’s 2009 College Football Preview magazine...2008: Slowed by injuries all season...Played in nine games, starting six...Also served as a holder for kick placements...Punted 24 times for 868 yards with eight inside the 20...Missed the Michigan State (Sept. 6), Toledo (Sept. 13) and Maryland (Sept. 20) games because of an injury...Selected as one of the Special Teams Players of the Week for the Bowling Green (Oct. 4) game...2007: Handled the starting punting duties in all 12 games and was the regular place-kicker and field-goal kicker during the last nine games of the season...Punted 56 times for 2,355 yards and a 42.1 yard average, the third-best single-season performance in EMU history...Dropped 24 punts inside the 20-yard line...Named to the Ray Guy Watch list at the start of the season...Finished sixth in the MAC and 32nd in the nation in punting average...Made 5-of-7 field-goal attempts on the year, including a 50-yard three pointer against WMU...Also had field goals of 22 yards against Howard (Sept. 22), 25 and 41 at Michigan (Oct. 6), and 25 and 50 versus WMU...Was named the recipient of the Special Forces Most Valuable Player Award by the coaching staff after the season...Earned one Championship Performance mention from the coaches for the Ohio (Oct. 13) game and was named a Championship Special Teams performer four times, for the Northern Illinois (Sept. 15), Howard, Michigan and Northwestern (Oct. 19) games...2006: Played in all 12 games and started the final 11 as the regular punter...Selected as one of the 10 semifinalists for the Ray Guy Award which is given annually to the top punter in the NCAA Division I-A ranks...Served as the holder on all kick placements...Punted 65 times for 2,603 yards and a 40.1 average...Had 20 punts inside the 20-yard line and allowed just 12 returns for 37 yards...Ranked 59th in the nation in punting and was fifth in the Mid-American Conference...Chosen by the coaching staff for seven single-game awards on the season...Named Special Teams Player of the Game three times, for the Northwestern (Sept. 16), Louisiana Lafayette (Sept. 30) and Northern Illinois (Nov. 24) games...Selected for Championship Special Teams awards four times, for the Northwestern, Central Michigan (Sept. 23), Bowling Green (Oct. 14) and Navy (Nov. 11) contests...2005: Joined the team as a walk-on candidate who earned a scholarship after his first year...Practiced with the team but did not play in any games....HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Springboro H.S. in Springboro, Ohio where he played football for Head Coach Rodney Roberts...Member of the Academic Honor Roll...Senior Year: Played football, basketball and soccer...In football he was a second-team AllState selection as well as a first-team All-Southwest Ohio and first-team All-League pick as well as serving as the team captain...In soccer he was

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Zach Johnson’s Game-by-Game Kicking Statistics 2005 Season DNP-Redshirted PUNTING PLACE-KICKING 2006 Season Gp-Gs No. Yds Avg Lp Bl 1-20 FGm FGa at Ball St. (8-31-06) Did not punt at MSU (9-9-06) 1-1 6 227 37.8 56 0 2 at NW (9-16-06) 1-1 10 427 42.7 63 0 3 CMU (9-23-06) 1-1 5 240 48.0 57 0 3 at La.-Laf. (9-30-06) 1-1 6 280 46.7 54 0 1 at BGSU (10-14-06) 1-1 5 195 39.0 46 0 0 TOLEDO (10-21-06) 1-1 3 114 38.0 44 0 2 at WMU (10-28-06) 1-1 6 223 37.2 43 0 3 OHIO (11-4-06) 1-1 7 254 36.3 48 0 1 NAVY (11-11-07) 1-1 4 165 41.2 46 0 3 at Kent St. (11-17-07) 1-1 5 191 38.2 40 0 2 NOR. ILL. (11-24-07) 1-1 8 287 35.9 42 0 0 TOTALS 11-11 65 2603 40.1 63 0 20 PUNTING PLACE-KICKING 2007 Season Gp-Gs No. Yds Avg Lp Bl 1-20 FGm FGa at Pitt (9-1) 1-1 BALL ST. (9-8) 1-1 at Nor. Ill. (9-15) 1-1 HOWARD (9-22) 1-1 at Vanderbilt (9-29) 1-1 at Michigan (10-6) 1-1 at Ohio (10-13) 1-1 NORTHWEST. (10-19) 1-1 WEST. MICH. (10-27) 1-1 at Toledo (11-3) 1-1 BGSU (11-9) 1-1 at Cent. Mich. (11-16) 1-1 TOTALS 12-12

7 323 7 281 5 226 6 251 5 197 6 253 5 216 3 133 5 198 3 126 2 56 2 95 56 2355

46.1 57 40.1 56 45.2 54 41.8 50 39.4 55 42.2 49 43.2 62 44.3 57 39.6 49 42.0 54 28.0 33 47.5 49 42.1 62

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

3 1 3 4 22 1 1 25,41 1 3 4 25,50 2 0 1 24 5

22 25,41 47 35,25,50

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PUNTING PLACE-KICKING 2008 Season Gp-Gs No. Yds Avg Lp Bl 1-20 FGm FGa IND. ST. (8-28) at Mich. St. (9-6) TOLEDO (9-13) at Maryland (9-20) NOR. ILL. (9-27) at BGSU (10-4) at Army (10-11) AKRON (10-18) at Ball State (10-25) at West. Mich. (11-1) at Temple (11-22) CENT. MICH. (11-28) TOTALS

1-1 DNP DNP DNP 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 9-6

2

2 5 5 5 5

24

94 47.0

55

1

35 47 58 43 37

1 2 3 1

868 36.2 58

8

59 168 217 177 153

29.5 33.6 43.4 35.4 30.6

Zach Johnson’s Career Kicking Statistics PUNTING PLACE-KICKING Year Gp-Gs No. Yds Avg Lp Bl 1-20 FGm FGa 2005 DNP-Redshirt 2006 11-11 65 2603 40.1 63 0 20 24 5 7 2007 12-12 56 2355 42.1 62 1 2008 9-6 24 868 36.2 58 8 TOTALS 32-29 145 5,826 40.2 63 1 52 5 7

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The 2009 Eagles Zach Johnson’s Punting Career Eastern Michigan University • 2006-2008 Seasons at Ball St. (8-31-06) Qtr. No. Yds Lp Bl Did not punt at MSU (9-9-06) Qtr. No. Yds 6 227 1st 1 41 1st 1 13 2nd 1 33 33 2nd 1 56 56 3rd 1 41 41 4th 1 43 43 at NW (9-16-06) Qtr. No. Yds 10 427 1st 1 61 1st 1 37 2nd 1 30 30 2nd 1 44 44 2nd 1 51 51 3rd 1 41 41 3rd 1 32 32 3rd 1 37 37 4th 1 63 63 4th 1 31 31

I-20

YL

Result

Lp Bl I-20 56 0 2 41 0 0 13 0 0 0 1 MSU 30 0 1 MSU 17 0 0 MSU 43 0 0 MSU 45

YL

Result

Lp Bl I-20 63 0 3 61 0 0 37 0 1 0 1 NW 8 0 0 NW 26 0 0 NW 00 0 0 NW 28 0 0 NW 29 0 0 NW 29 0 0 NW 00 0 1 NW 8

YL

Result

NW 00 NW 19 Downed Downed Tb Downed Downed Fair catch Tb Downed

Tb Downed

YL

Result

CMU (9-23-06) Qtr. No. Yds Lp Bl I-20 5 240 57 0 3 1st 1 45 45 0 1 1st 1 54 54 0 0 3rd 1 28 28 0 0 CMU 28 4th 1 57 57 0 1 CMU 18 4th 1 56 56 0 1 CMU 6 at La.-Laf. (9-30-06) Qtr. No. Yds Lp Bl I-20 1 6 280 54 0 1st 1 51 51 0 0 1st 1 53 53 0 0 2nd 1 54 54 0 1 ULL 3 3rd 1 37 37 0 0 ULL 45 3rd 1 43 43 0 0 ULL 35 3rd 1 42 42 0 0 ULL 35 at BGSU (10-14-06) Qtr. No. Yds 5 195 1st 1 28 1st 1 38 1st 1 39 4th 1 44 44 4th 1 46 46

CMU 4 Return 9 CMU 22 Return 3 Out-bounds Return 11 Downed YL

Result

ULL 26 ULL 22 Downed Downed Fair catch Downed

Return (-3) Return 9

YL

Result

BG 29 BG 46 BG 41 Downed Fair catch

Fair catch Fair catch Downed

YL

Result

UT 20 Return 0 Fair catch

Downed

YL

Result

WMU 22 Return 6 Downed Downed Downed Downed

Fair catch

Lp Bl I-20 48 0 1 31 0 0 26 0 0 0 0 EMU 41 0 0 OU 17 0 1 OU 18 0 0 Ohio 00 0 0 OU 24

YL

Result

Lp Bl I-20 46 0 3 37 0 1 41 0 0 0 1 Navy 8 0 1 Navy 13

YL

Result

Navy 15 Navy 48 Downed Downed

Downed Fair catch

Lp Bl I-20 46 0 0 28 0 0 38 0 0 39 0 0 0 0 BG 26 0 0 BG 26

TOL. (10-21-06) Qtr. No. Yds Lp Bl I-20 3 114 45 0 2 1st 1 44 44 0 1 3rd 1 37 37 0 1 UT 15 4th 1 33 33 0 0 UT 47 at WMU (10-28-06) Qtr. No. Yds Lp Bl I-20 6 223 43 0 3 1st 1 43 43 0 0 2nd 1 35 35 0 1 WMU 10 2nd 1 23 23 0 0 EMU 49 2nd 1 42 42 0 1 WMU 3 3rd 1 41 41 0 1 WMU 18 4th 1 39 39 0 0 WMU 50 OHIO (11-4-06) Qtr. No. Yds 7 254 1st 1 31 1 26 1st 2nd 1 23 23 2nd 1 46 46 3rd 1 44 44 4th 1 48 48 4th 1 36 36 NAVY (11-11-06) Qtr. No. Yds 4 165 1st 1 37 1st 1 41 4th 1 41 41 4th 1 46 46

MSU 31 Downed EMU 34 Downed Return (-12) Out-bounds Downed Fair catch

OU 32 Downed OU 26 Out-bounds Out-bounds Return 8 Downed Touchback Fair catch

at Kent State (11-17-06) Qtr. No. Yds Lp 5 191 40 1st 1 40 40 1st 1 39 39 1st 1 36 36 2nd 1 37 37 0 2nd 1 39 39 0 NOR. ILL. (11-24-06) Qtr. No. Yds Lp 8 287 42 1st 1 35 35 1st 1 42 42 1st 1 37 37 2nd 1 39 39 0 2nd 1 26 26 0 3rd 1 40 40 0 3rd 1 31 31 0 4th 1 37 37 0 2007 at PITT. (9-01-07) Qtr. No. Yds Lp 7 323 57 1st 1 49 49 1st 1 57 47 2nd 1 35 35 0 3rd 1 44 44 0 3rd 1 39 39 0 4th 1 50 50 0 4th 1 49 49 0 BALL ST. (9-08-07) Qtr. No. Yds Lp 7 281 56 1st 1 38 38 2nd 1 38 38 0 2nd 1 39 39 0 3rd 1 26 26 0 3rd 1 41 41 0 3rd 1 43 43 0 4th 1 56 56 0 at NOR. ILL. (9-14-07) Qtr. No. Yds Lp 5 226 54 1st 1 51 51 0 2nd 1 36 36 0 2nd 1 54 54 0 4th 1 45 45 0 4th 1 40 40 0

Bl I-20 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 KSU 49 1 KSU 14

YL

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KSU 30 KSU 24 KSU 14 Return 1 Downed

Fair catch Return 4 Fair catch

Bl I-20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NIU 25 0 NIU 22 0 NIU 34 0 EMU 49 0 NIU 43

YL

Result

Bl I-20 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 PITT 34 0 PITT 0 0 PITT 31 0 PITT 21 1 PITT 12

YL

Result

PITT 19 PITT 11 Downed Tb Return 8 Return 22 Downed

Fair catch Downed

NIU 34 Return 1 NIU 34 Fair catch NIU 30 Fair catch Fair catch Downed Out-bounds Out-bounds Fair catch

Bl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

I-20 YL 1 1 BSU 19 BSU 34 Fair catch BSU 31 Return 3 BSU 22 Downed BSU 25 Return 5 BSU 37 Return 4 BSU 24 Downed

Result

Bl 0 1 0 1 1 0

I-20 3 NIU 10 NIU 34 NIU 2 NIU 6 NIU 39

Result

YL

Return 0

Return (-2) Downed Downed Downed Fair catch

HOWARD (9-22-07) Qtr. No. Yds 6 251 50 1st 1 50 1st 1 41 2nd 1 45 45 3rd 1 41 41 3rd 1 41 41 4th 1 33 33

Lp Bl I-20 YL 0 4 50 0 1 HOW 11 41 0 0 HOW 49 0 1 HOW 16 Return 2 0 1 HOW 9 Downed 0 0 HOW 38 Return 0 0 1 HOW 18 Downed

Result

at VANDY (9-29-07) Qtr. No. Yds 5 197 1st 1 34 1st 1 37 2nd 1 39 39 2nd 1 32 32 4th 1 55 55

Lp Bl I-20 55 0 1 34 0 0 37 0 0 0 0 EMU 43 0 0 VU 28 0 1 VU 6

YL

Result

VU 39 VU 38 Return 18 Fair catch Return 1

Fair catch Fair catch

at MICH. (10-6-07) Qtr. No. Yds Lp Bl I-20 YL 6 253 49 0 1 1st 1 47 47 0 1 MICH 1 2nd 1 36 36 0 0 MICH 26 Return 0 3rd 1 49 49 0 0 MICH 18 Return 10 4th 1 41 41 0 0 MICH 48 Return 0 4th 1 43 43 0 0 MICH 37 Return 12 4th 1 37 37 0 0 MICH 29 Fair catch at OHIO (10-13-07) Qtr. No. Yds Lp Bl I-20 5 216 62 0 1 1st 1 44 44 0 0 2nd 1 46 46 0 0 OHIO 25 3rd 1 62 62 0 1 OHIO 6 3rd 1 32 32 0 0 OHIO 40 4th 1 32 32 0 0 OHIO 20

YL

Downed Downed

Result Downed

Result

at NW (10-19-07) Qtr. No. Yds Lp Bl I-20 3 133 57 0 3 1st 1 34 34 0 1 2nd 1 42 42 0 1 NU 15 4th 1 57 57 0 1 NU 18 WMU (10-27-07) Qtr. No. Yds Lp Bl I-20 5 198 49 0 4 1st 1 31 31 0 0 2nd 1 49 49 0 1 WMU 1 2nd 1 33 33 0 1 WMU 12 3rd 1 38 38 0 1 WMU 15 3rd 1 47 47 0 1 WMU 6 at TOLEDO ( 11-03-07) Qtr. No. Yds Lp Bl I-20 3 126 54 0 2 2nd 1 54 54 0 1 TOL 10 3rd 1 42 42 0 1 TOL 3 3rd 1 30 30 0 0 TOL 43 BGSU (11-09-07) Qtr. No. Yds Lp Bl I-20 2 56 33 1 0 3rd 1 23 23 0 0 BGSU 25 3rd 1 33 33 0 0 EMU 49 at CMU (11-16-07) Qtr. No. Yds Lp Bl I-20 2 95 49 0 1 1st 1 49 49 0 1 2nd 1 46 46 0 0 CMU 25 2008 IND. ST. (8-28-08) Qtr. No. Yds Lp Bl I-20 2 94 55 1 1st 1 39 39 0 3rd 1 55 55 0 ISU 5 NOR. ILL. (9-27-08) Qtr. No. Yds 2 59 1st 1 24 3rd 1 35 35

Lp Bl I-20 35 1 24 0 0 NIU 36

at Bowling Green (10-4-08) Qtr. No. Yds Lp Bl I-20 5 168 47 0 2 1st 1 31 31 0 1 2nd 1 25 25 0 1 BG 15 4th 1 47 47 0 BG 28 1 29 29 0 1 36 36 0

YL

Result

NU 5 Return 1 Downed

Downed

YL

Result

WMU 39 Downed Return (-2) Downed Downed

Fair catch

YL

Result

Downed Downed Downed YL

Result

Return 7 Downed YL

Result

CMU 15 Downed

Downed

YL

Result

ISU 47 Downed

Return 4

YL

Result

NIU 17 Fair catch

Downed

YL

Result

BG 12 Fair catch Fair catch BG 21 BG 41

Downed

Result

Return 8 Downed

at Army (10-11-08) Qtr. No. Yds 5 217 1st 1 58 1 48 3rd 1 36 36 4th 1 37 37 1 38

Lp Bl I-20 58 0 3 58 0 1 48 0 1 0 Army 34 0 Army 23 38 0 1

YL

AKRON (10-18-08) Qtr. No. Yds 5 177 1st 1 43 1 21 2nd 1 38 38 1 32 4th 1 43

Lp Bl I-20 43 0 1 43 0 1 21 0 0 Akron 32 32 0 43 0

YL

Result

Akron 9 Akron 47 Return 7 Akron 31 Akron 20

Downed Out-bounds

YL

Result

BSU 19 Downed BSU 47 BSU 34 BSU 40

Return 16

at Ball State (10-25-08) Qtr. No. Yds Lp Bl I-20 5 153 37 0 1st 1 36 36 0 1 2nd 1 34 34 0 BSU 22 1 33 33 0 1 37 37 0 3rd 1 13 13 0

Army 17 Downed Army 12 Return 0 Return-0 L.Fum. Fair catch Army 17 Downed

Fair catch Fair catch

Fair catch Return 11 Downed

OHIO 36 Return 29 Out-bounds Downed Return 4 Return 0

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The 2009 Eagles Stephen Johnson

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Offensive Line ~ Sr.-Sr. ~ 6-4 ~ 280 lbs Holt, Mich.-Holt H.S. Letters Earned: 2 (2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Stephen James Johnson...Son of James and Susan Johnson...Father, James, is a former University of Tennessee Chattanooga football player and graduate and mother, Susan, is a Michigan State graduate...Born 1-11-88...Has one sister, Lauren...EMU: Started his career as a true freshman on the defensive line in 2006...Moved to the offensive line in 2007 and has played in 21 games since that move, starting 13 times...Has played in 24 games overall and earned 13 starts...2008: Played in all 12 games, starting nine times...Named an Offensive Eagle of the Week for the Akron (Oct. 18) game...2007: Moved from the defensive line to the offensive line and played in nine games, starting four times, against Western Michigan (Oct. 27), Toledo (11-3), Bowling Green (11-9) and Central Michigan (11-16)...2006: One of five true freshmen to earn playing time... Saw action in three games, at Louisiana Lafayette (Sept. 30), at Bowling Green (Oct. 14) and against Navy (Nov. 11)...Recorded three tackles on the year...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Holt H.S. in Holt, Mich. where he played football for Head Coach Mike Smith...A three-year starter on offense and a defensive starter as a senior...Senior Year: On defense he had 16 solos and 34 assists with four tackles for loss...Lansing State Journal: All-Area Dream Team pick...Voted team Most Valuable Lineman and received the Coaches’ Award...Selected to play in the Michigan High School All-Star football game...The Detroit News: Named to the Dream Team and was also a Class A All-State selection and chosen No. 34 on Tom Markowski’s Blue Chip list of the top players in the state of Michigan... Detroit Free Press: Chosen No. 35 on Detroit Free Press writer Mick McCabe’s Fab 50 list of the top seniors in the state of Michigan...Selected to the Dream Team...Junior Year: Lansing State Journal: First-team All-Area selection...Also named All-Conference...Voted the team’s Most Valuable lineman and received the Coaches’ Award...Sophomore Year: Started on the offensive line...Named All-Area honorable mention. Stephen Johnson’s Game-by-Game Defensive/Offensive Statistics 2006 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack at La. Lafay. (9-30) 1-0 1 1 at BGSU (10-14) 1-0 NAVY (11-11) 1-0 1 1 2 TOTALS 3-0 2 1 3

Ryan Kuhlman Letters Earned: 1 (2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Ryan William Kuhlman...Born: 5-15-88...Son of Mike and Linda Kuhlman...Has a brother, Abe, and two sisters, Jodi and Sara...Construction management major...EMU: 2008: Joined the program in January 2008 and participated in 2008 spring drills...Played in all 12 games on the defensive line and earned two starts, against Army (Oct. 11) and Akron (Oct. 18)...Recorded 10 tackles on the year...Turned in five tackles, two solos and three assists at Army...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Findlay H.S. in Findlay, Ohio where he played football for Head Coach Cliff Hite...Senior Year: Selected first-team Greater Buckeye League and All-Northwest Ohio...Garnered honorable mention All-State accolades...Racked up 80 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and five sacks as a defensive end...Caught 20 passes for 205 yards and five touchdowns as a tight end...Junior Year: Picked up first-team All-Northwest Ohio honors along with second team All-Conference honors...Finished the season with 110 tackles, 10 TFLs and three sacks. Ryan Kuhlman’s Game-by-Game Defensive Statistics 2008 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack INDIANA ST. (8-28) 1-0 0 0 0 at Mich. St. (9-6) 1-0 0 0 0 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-0 1 0 1 at Maryland (9-20) 1-0 1 1 2 NOR. ILL. (9-27) 1-0 1 0 1 at BGSU (10-4) 1-0 0 0 0 at Army (10-11) 1-1 2 3 5 AKRON (10-18) 1-1 0 0 0 at Ball State (10-25) 1-0 0 0 0 at WMU (11-1) 1-0 0 0 0 at Temple (11-22) 1-0 0 0 0 CMU (11-28) 1-0 0 1 1 TOTALS 12-2 5 5 10

2007 Game Gp-Gs at Pitt (9-1) 1-0 BALL STATE (9-8) 1-0 at Vanderbilt (9-29) 1-0 at Michigan (10-6) 1-0 NORWEST. (10-19) 1-0 WEST. MICH. (10-27) 1-1 at Toledo (11-3) 1-1 BOWLING GR. (11-9) 1-1 at Cent. Mich. (11-16) 1-1 TOTALS 9-4 2008 Gp-Gs IND. ST. (8-28) 1-1 at MSU (9-6) 1-1 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-1 at Maryland (9-20) 1-0 NOR. ILL. (9-27) 1-0 at Bowling Gr. (10-4) 1-0 at Army (10-11) 1-1 AKRON (10-18) 1-1 at Ball State (10-25) 1-1 at WMU (11-1) 1-1 at Temple (11-22) 1-1 CENT. MICH. (11-28) 1-1 TOTALS 12-9 Stephen Johnson’s Career Statistics Total Year Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack 2006 3-0 2 1 3 2007 9-4 2008 12-9 TOTALS 24-13 2 1 3

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Defensive Line ~ So.-So. ~ 6-4 ~ 265 lbs Findlay, Ohio-Findlay H.S.

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Josh LeDuc

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Tight End ~ Sr.-Jr. ~ 6-3 ~ 230 lbs Canton, Mich.-Plymouth H.S. Letters Earned: 2 (2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Joshua LeDuc...Son of Jeff and Carol Hennells...Born 8-3188...Business major...Has one sister, Samantha...EMU: Has earned two letters for the Eagles after redshirting as a freshman in 2006...One of the big-play receivers on the team with a 13.9 career yards-per-catch average...Has 32 career receptions for 446 yards and four touchdowns... Selected as a preseason third-team All-Mid-American Conference pick in Phil Steele’s 2009 College Football Preview magazine...2008: Finished third on the team in receptions and yards with 32 catches for 446 yards and four touchdowns...Caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kyle McMahon at Maryland (Sept. 20), and three from QB Andy Schmitt, a six-yard scoring pass against Akron (Oct. 18), and two against Central Michigan (Nov. 28), one for five yards and one for 17 yards...Had a long reception of 63 yards at Michigan State (Sept. 6)...Named the Offensive Big Playmaker against Maryland...2007: Earned his first letter after redshirting as a freshman in 2006...Played in all 12 games as a backup tight end and caught five passes for 49 yards...Had three receptions for 18 yards in his first game for EMU, at Pittsburgh (Sept. 1)...Singled out as one of two Practice Players for the Northwestern (Oct. 19) game...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Plymouth H.S. where he played football for Head Coaches Jay Blaylock and Mike Sawchuck...Senior Year: Was a standout on a Plymouth team that was geared to the run but still managed to catch 23 passes for 400 yards and three touchdowns...Named to the Western Lakes All-League team...The Detroit Free Press: Honorable mention All-West...Chosen No. 37 on Mick McCabe’s Fab 50 list of the top seniors in the state of Michigan...The Detroit News: Named No. 40 on Tom Markowski’s Blue Chip list...Ann Arbor News: Firstteam All-Area...Observer-Eccentric Newspapers: Second-team All-Observerland... Named the Athlete of the Year in Plymouth...Junior Year: Basketball rebounder of the Year and first-team All-League in hoops...Named to the All-Area football team by the Observer and Eccentric Newspapers and was an All-Metro honorable mention basketball selection by The Detroit News.

Kevin Long

#4

Defensive Back~ Jr.-Jr. ~ 6-1 ~ 196 lbs West Bloomfield, Mich.-W.L. Central H.S. Letters Earned: 2 (2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Kevin Alexander Long...Son of Craig and Ann Long...Born 6-10-89... Has three brothers, Justin, Chris and Scott...EMU: Has earned two letters after playing as a true freshman in 2007...Has played in 23 games, 15 as a starter and accumulated 46 tackles...2008: Played in 11 games, missing only the Bowling Green (Oct. 4) game with an injury...Earned 10 starts on the season...Had one interception, against Ball State (Oct. 25)...Turned in his best overall performance with four solos and three assisted tackles with one pass defended against Western Michigan (Nov. 1)...2007: One of nine true freshmen to earn a letter...Played in all 12 games and started the final five consecutive games at a defensive cornerback spot...Recorded 21 tackles on the year and had four passes defended...Earned four coaches’ awards for outstanding play during the year... Was named a Championship Special Teams performer twice, for the Pittsburgh (Sept. 1) and Northern Illinois (Sept. 15) games and was selected for a Championship Performance against Western Michigan (Oct. 27) and a Winning Performance versus Northern Illinois...Came up with a big effort in the season finale at Central Michigan (Nov. 16) with seven tackles and had a huge pass break-up late in the game to help lead the Eagles to victory...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Walled Lake Central H.S. in Walled Lake, Mich. where he played football for Head Coach Robert Meyer...Member of the Academic Honor Roll...Senior Year: Was the second-leading scorer on the team after rushing for 438 yards and eight touchdowns and adding eight receptions for 209 yards and a 26.13 average per reception...Detroit Free Press: First-team All-State on the Division II team... Named captain of that squad...The Detroit News: Chosen No. 38 on Tom Markowski’s Blue Chip list of the top seniors in the state of Michigan...Oakland Press: First-team All-Area...Observer&Eccentric Newspapers: Named All-Area...West Bloomfield Beacon: Selected to the All-Area team...Junior Year: All-State honorable mention selection and a first-team All-League pick in football...Also lettered in track...Sophomore Year: Earned letters in football and track.

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Josh LeDuc • Touchdown Watch Receiving Touchdowns Date Opponent QB Yards 9-20-08 at Maryland Kyle McMahon 13 10-18-08 AKRON Andy Schmitt 6 11-28-08 CENTRAL MICH. Andy Schmitt 5 Andy Schmitt 17

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Kevin Long’s Game-by-Game Defensive Statistics 2007 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack at Pitt (9-1) 1-0 BALL STATE (9-8) 1-0 at Nor. Ill. (Sept. 15) 1-0 HOWARD (9-22) 1-0 2 2 at Vanderbilt (9-29) 1-0 at Michigan (10-6) 1-0 1 1 at Ohio (10-13) 1-0 NORTHWEST. (10-19) 1-1 1 2 3 WEST. MICH. (10-27) 1-1 2 1 3 at Toledo (11-3) 1-1 3 3 3 BOWLING GR. (11-9) 1-1 2 2 at Cent. Mich. (11-16) 1-1 5 2 1 7 TOTALS 12-5 11 10 4 21 2008 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack INDIANA ST. (8-28) 1-1 1 0 1-2 1 1 at Mich. St. (9-6) 1-1 1 0 1 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-1 1 1 1 2 at Maryland (9-20) 1-1 1 1 2 NOR. ILL. (9-27) 1-1 3 2 5 at BGSU (10-4) DNP at Army (10-11) 1-1 0 0 0 AKRON (10-18) 1-1 1 1 2 at Ball State (10-25) 1-1 1 1 1-0 2 at WMU (11-1) 1-1 4 3 1 7 at Temple (11-22) 1-1 1 0 1 CMU (11-28) 1-0 2 0 2 TOTALS 11-10 16 9 1-2 1-0 3 25 Kevin Long’s Career Statistics Total Year Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack 2007 12-5 11 10 4 21 2008 11-10 16 9 1-2 1-0 3 25 TOTALS 23-15 27 19 1-2 1-0 7 46

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Defensive Line ~ Jr.-Jr. ~ 6-0 ~ 290 lbs Carrollton, Texas-Hebron H.S.-SMUCollege of the Sequoias Junior College

PERSONAL: Full name: Ryan Koster Leonard...Son of John and Ann McGann... Born: 7-27-88...Has one stepbrother, Paul McGann, and one stepsister, Sarah McGann...EMU: One of the 2009 recruits...Joins College of Sequoias teammates Delano Johnson and Jonte Lewis in the recruiting class...JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played at College of the Sequoias for Head Coach Curtis Allen...Was a first-team All-American, All-State and All-Conference selection in 2008 after recording 41 solos and 24 assisted tackles...Named team’s Defensive Player of the Year...Also had nine tackles-for-loss, eight sacks and one fumble caused...Blocked two kicks during the season...Invited to play in 2008 Junior College All-American Game...SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY: Attended SMU from January 2007 to December 2007 before transferring to the College of the Sequoias... Played eight games as a freshman at SMU...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Hebron H.S. in Carrollton, Texas where he played football for Head Coach Brian Brazil...Participated in community outreach programs, visiting area elementary schools...Was a three-year starter on the varsity football squad, playing on both sides of the football...Senior Year: Played on teams that went 17-0 on the year... Team capatain of the 2005 Texas 4A Division II State Championship squad.... Was a first-team All-State and All-Area selection by The Dallas Morning News... Picked to play in the 2006 Oil Bowl Classic that features Texas All-Stars versus Oklahoma All-Stars...Junior Year: Garnered second-team All-District honors... Placed third in the district in wrestling...Sophomore Year: Earned honorable mention All-District accolades.

Bronly Kashama #98 Defensive End ~ Fr.-Fr. ~ 6-4 ~ 245 lbs Brampton, Ontario, Canada-Brampton H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Kalonji Sylvain Kashama...Prefers to be called Bronly... Son of Ferdinand Kashama and Mary Kaleta...Born: 7-5-91...Is the last of four brothers to play at an FBS school...His brother, Alain, played at the University of Michigan from 1999-2003, his brother, Hakeem, was a player at UConn from 1999-03 and his other brother, Ferdinand, played at Western Michigan University from 2004-08...Also has three sisters, Helene, Theresa, and Cynthia...EMU: One of the 2009 recruits...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Notre Dame H.S. in Brampton, Ontario, Canada where he played football for Head Coach Hakeem Kashama, his brother...Senior Year: Played at Avondale East H.S. in Georgia where he was selected as an All-DeKalb County defensive end...Recorded 10 sacks with 59 tackles...Also caught eight balls for 104 yards... Junior Year: Finished his 11th grade in Canada where he played at Notre Dame School in Brampton, Ontario...Picked for the Greater Toronto Area All-Star team as a junior and was named one of the Top 20 Players in the Greater Toronto Area... Had 14 sacks with 71 tackles on defense and also played offensive receiver.

Corey Manns

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Wide Receiver ~ So.-Fr. ~ 6-1 ~ 195 lbs Kenton, Ohio-Kenton H.S.

Jonte Lewis

#16

Defensive Back ~ Jr.-Jr. ~ 6-0 ~ 210 lbs Tulare, Calif.-Tulare Union H.S.-College of the Sequoias Junior College

PERSONAL: Full name: Jonte Jerrod Lewis...Son of Renee Lewis...Born: 11-21-87... Business major...Has two sisters, Najla and Nashedah...EMU: One of the 2009 recruits...Joins College of Sequoias teammate Ryan Leonard in the recruiting class...JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played at College of the Sequoias for Head Coach Curtis Allen...Was a first-team All-League selection...Recorded 69 solos and 35 assisted tackles last year...Also had five interceptions for 102 yards, three sacks and nine pass breakups...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Tulare Union H.S. in Tulare, Calif. where he played football for Head Coach Derrol Bennit...Senior Year: First-team All-Conference...Recorded six interceptions and ran one back for a 99-yard touchdown...Named the team’s Most Athletic Player.

PERSONAL: Full name: Corey Jay Manns...Son of Rodney Manns and Brenda Mitchell...Born 6-23-90...Undeclared major...Has three brothers, Brian, Jeremy and Chris and five sisters, Shawna, Tisha, Ambre, Sierra and Kelsey...Brother, Brian, played football at Bowling Green State University from 1993-98 and brother, Jeremy, played football at Michigan State University in 1995...EMU: One of the 2008 recruits...Did not play in any games, but practiced with the team and will have freshman eligibility in 2009...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Kenton H.S. in Kenton, Ohio where he played football for Head Coach Mike Mauk...Four-year letterman in both football and track...Senior Year: First-team wide receiver on the Division III All-State football squad, the All-District Northwest Ohio team and the All-League team...Second-team All-League as a defensive back...On offense he recorded 1,079 receiving yards to go along with 13 touchdowns catches and on defense he had 65 tackles and added four interceptions and one fumble recovery...Also returned punts for a 21.5 yard average.

Andy Mulumba #49 Linebacker ~ Fr.-Fr. ~ 6-3 ~ 235 lbs Montreal, Quebec-Vieux Montreal H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Andy Leon Mulumba Kabaluapa..Son of Martin Kabaluapa and Madeleine Bipendu...Born: 1-31-90...Has three brothers, Martin, Gregoire and Joseph, and two sisters, Rachel and Noella...EMU: One of the 2009 recruits...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Vieux Montreal H.S. in Montreal, Quebec, Canada where he played football for Head Coach Claude Juneau...Helped his high school team win the Canadian National Championship and was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player in the title game...Chosen as his team’s Defensive Most Valuable Player and was a Quebec Provincial All-State choice.

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chris May

#23

Defensive Back ~ Sr.-Sr. ~ 5-10 ~ 200 lbs Jupiter, Fla.-Dwyer H.S. Letters Earned: 3 (2006, 2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Christopher David May...Son of David and Sharon May, and Susan and David Rosenthal...Born 1-23-87...Mother, Susan Rosenthal, is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University...Has one brother, Bobby...EMU: Has earned three letters the last three years after playing as a true freshman in 2006...Has played in 32 games, starting 16 times, and has 149 career tackles, 7.5 tackles-for-loss of 24 yards and has two interceptions...2008: Played in all 12 games and started once, against Western Michigan (Nov. 1)...Had three TFLs for 14 yards and added one sack for six yards in the season finale against Central Michigan (Nov. 28)...Had a forced fumble and fumble return against WMU...Finished the season with 25 tackles...2007: Started the first two games at free safety before being sidelined for four straight games with an injury...Finished the season by playing in eight games...Recorded 35 tackles with 0.5 sacks for one yard...2006: Started all 12 games at free safety and finished tied for fourth on the team in total tackles with 89...Tied for the team lead in interceptions with two, one at Northwestern (Sept. 16) and one in the season finale against Northern Illinois (Nov. 24)...Turned in four doublefigure tackle games with 10 at Michigan State (Sept. 9), 10 at home against Central Michigan (Sept. 23), 11 at home against Toledo (Oct. 21) and 12 versus Northern Illinois...Selected by the coaching staff for four singlegame awards...Chosen for Winning Performances three times, against Northwestern, Toledo and Kent State (Nov. 17)...Selected as a Defensive Big Playmaker for the Northwestern contest...Named the Eastern Gridiron Group’s Defensive Newcomer of the Year...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Dwyer H.S. in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. where he played football for Head Coach Jack Daniels...Member of the Academic Honor Roll...Also a member of the Academy of Finance, the National Honor Society and the Florida Business Leaders of America...Senior Year: Recorded 65 tackles, 10 for loss, with four sacks and three interceptions...On offense he rushed 82 times for 600 yards and 10 touchdowns and also had 12 catches for 200 yards and two touchdowns...Selected his team’s Most Valuable Player... Named first-team All-Conference and second-team All-Area...Selected to play in the Outback All-Star Game...Served as captain of his football team... Junior Year: Named the football team’s Most Valuable Player and was a first-team All-Conference and first-team All-Area selection...Also earned firstteam All-League and second-team All-Area honors in baseball...Recorded 88 tackles with 11 tackles-for-loss, five sacks and three interceptions on defense, and added 24 receptions for 540 yards and five touchdowns as a receiver...Sophomore Year: Earned varsity football, basketball and baseball honors...Named first-team All-Conference and second-team All-Area in football and first-team All-Conference and All-Area honorable mention in baseball...Freshman Year: Earned a varsity letter in baseball.

Chris May’s Game-by-Game Defensive Statistics

2006 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Int Ff Fr   Pd Tack at Ball St. (8-31) 1-1 1 6 7 at MSU (9-9) 1-1 7 3 1-4 10 at NW (9-16) 1-1 4 1-5 1-0 4 CMU (9-23) 1-1 5 5 10 at La.-Laf. (9-30) 1-1 2 2 at BGSU (10-14) 1-1 3 3 1-2 6 TOLEDO (10-21) 1-1 4 7 2 11 at WMU (10-28) 1-1 2 2 4 OHIO (11-4) 1-1 3 6 9 NAVY (11-11) 1-1 6 3 9 at Kent St. (11-17) 1-1 3 2 1.5-2 5 NOR. ILL. (11-24) 1-1 4 8 0.5-1 1-1 12 TOTALS 12-12 42 47 4-9 2-6 1-0 2 89 2007 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Int Ff Fr Pd Tack at Pitt (9-1) 1-1 6 3 9 BALL STATE (9-8) 1-1 3 1 0.5-1 4 at Nor. Ill. (Sept. 15) DNP HOWARD (9-22) DNP at Vanderbilt (9-29) DNP at Michigan (10-6) DNP at Ohio (10-13) 1-0 1 6 7 NORTHWEST. (10-19) 1-0 3 2 5 WEST. MICH. (10-27) 1-0 2 1 3 at Toledo (11-3) 1-0 2 2 BOWLING GR. (11-9) 1-0 1 1 at Cent. Mich. (11-16) 1-1 3 1 4 TOTALS 8-3 20 15 0.5-1 35 2008 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack INDIANA ST. (8-28) 1-0 2 0 1-3 2 at Mich. St. (9-6) 1-0 1 3 4 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-0 0 0 0 at Maryland (9-20) 1-0 0 1 1 NOR. ILL. (9-27) 1-0 2 1 3 at BGSU (10-4) 1-0 2 1 1-5 3 at Army (10-11) 1-0 0 4 4 AKRON (10-18) 1-0 0 0 0 at Ball State (10-25) 1-0 2 1 3 at WMU (11-1) 1-1 1 1 1 1-0 2 at Temple (11-22) 1-0 0 0 0 CMU (11-28) 1-0 1 2 1-6 1-6 3 TOTALS 12-1 11 14 3-14 1-6 1 1-0 25 Chris May’s Career Statistics Total Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Int Ff Fr Pd Tack Year 2005 DNP-Redshirted 2006 12-12 42 47 4-9 2-6 1-0 2 89 2007 8-3 20 15 0.5-1 35 2008 12-1 11 14 3-14 1-6 1 1-0 25 TOTALS 32-16 73 77 7.5-24 1-6 2-6 1 2-0 2 149

EMU Did You Know? Former EMU All-America Ron Johnson was chosen in the first round of the 1978 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Johnson enjoyed an outstanding EMU football career from 1974-77. He capped his college career by playing in two postseason All-Star games. He was named the Defensive MVP of the Senior Bowl and also played in the East-West Shrine All-Star contest. He started at cornerback for the Steelers in Super Bowls XIII and XIV.

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The 2009 Eagles Kyle McMahon #11 quarterback ~ Jr.-Jr. ~ 6-3 ~ 208 lbs Rochester Hills, Mich.-Pontiac Notre Dame Prep ~ Letters Earned: 2 (2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Kyle Patrick McMahon...Son of Kevin and Sandra McMahon...Born 12-22-88...Business major...Has two brothers, Ryan and Brendan, and two sisters, Amy and Melissa...Father, Kevin, is a graduate of GMI and Michigan State University and mother, Sandra, is a Northwood University graduate...EMU: Has played in 12 games during his career, five as a starter...Earned two varsity letters...Has completed 95-of-172 passes for 1,118 yards and five touchdowns during his career... Rushed 64 times for 273 yards in his first two seasons...2008: Filled in as the starter twice and played in five games before being sidelined for the final seven games for the season with a shoulder injury...Completed 45-of-73 passes for 574 yards and two touchdowns...Also rushed 32 times for 138 yards...Turned in an outstanding effort as a starter at Maryland (Sept. 20), completing 25-of-37 passes for 278 yards and rushing 10 times for 29 net yards...Accounted for 307 total offensive yards in that Maryland contest...Threw touchdown strikes of 13 yards to Josh LeDuc and two yards to Jacory Stone at Maryland...2007: One of nine true freshmen to earn a varsity letter...Backed up starting quarterback Andy Schmitt and played in seven games, earning two starts, against Northwestern (Oct. 19) and Toledo (Nov. 3)...Completed 50-of-99 passes for 544 yards and three touchdowns and rushed 32 times for 135 yards and two scores...Turned in his best game against Northwestern at Ford Field in Detroit when he completed 28-of-48 passes for 282 yards and ran 13 times for 44 yards and two touchdowns...Named the Offensive Big Playmaker for the Northwestern contest...Put his name in the EMU

single-game record book with his effort against Northwestern...His 28 completions against the Wildcats tied for 17th, his 48 attempts tied for 20th, his 326 total offensive yards tied for 31st and his 61 total offensive plays is ninth in EMU history...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Pontiac Notre Dame Prep H.S. in Pontiac, Mich. where he played football for Head Coach John Callahan...Recorded highest academic honors during his four years of high school...Senior Year: Had a 55 percent completion rate while passing for 1,260 yards and four touchdowns...Also rushed for 959 yards and 18 touchdowns...Named to the All-Catholic League team while also earning All-County honorable mention honors...Chosen as the team’s Most Valuable Player...Helped his team win the Catholic League title...Served as captain of the football team and also named Most Valuable Player...The Detroit News: Named honorable mention Class B All-State and honorable mention All-Metro North...Selected No. 46 on Tom Markowski’s Blue Chip list...Detroit Free Press: Named No. 39 on Mick McCabe’s Fab 50 list of the top state of Michigan recruits...Junior Year: Captain of the football team and threw for nine touchdowns with 1,112 yards through the air and rushed for 650 yards and 14 scores... Named All-Catholic, All-League and All-County honorable mention... Also earned a varsity letter in basketball...Sophomore Year: Earned a varsity football letter...Freshman Year: Earned a varsity track letter. Kyle McMahon’s • Touchdown Watch Rushing Touchdowns Date Opponent Yards Time 10-19-07 NORTHWESTERN 5 1st-06:41 19 4th-04:54 Passing Touchdowns Date Opponent Receiver Yards Time 10-6-07 at Michigan Tyrone Burke 18 4th-00:47 10-13-07 at Ohio Tyler Jones 5 4th-01:07 10-27-07 WESTERN MICHIGAN Jacory Stone 19 4th-09:26 9-20-08 at Maryland Josh LeDuc 13 2nd-00:44 Jacory Stone 2 4th-08:03

Kyle McMahon’s Game-by-Game Offensive Statistics Rushing Passing 2007 Season Gp-Gs TC Gain Loss Net Avg Td Lg Comp Att Int Yds Td Lg Pct at Pittsburgh (9-1) DNP BALL STATE (9-8) DNP at Northern Illinois (9-15) DNP HOWARD (9-22) DNP at Vanderbilt (9-29) 1-1 3 3 2 1 0.3 0 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 .000 at Michigan (10-6) 1-0 2 42 11 31 15.5 0 42 3 8 1 61 1 30 .375 at Ohio (10-13) 1-0 2 35 0 35 17.5 0 21 3 7 0 38 1 24 .429 NORTHWESTERN (10-19) 1-1 13 61 17 44 3.4 2 20 28 48 3 282 0 36 .583 WESTERN MICHIGAN (10-27) 1-0 7 12 18 -6 0.0 0 0 8 17 1 74 1 19 .475 at Toledo (11-3) 1-1 5 34 4 30 6.0 0 16 8 16 2 89 0 17 .500 BOWLING GREEN (11-9) 1-0 at Central Michigan (11-16) DNP TOTALS 7-2 32 187 52 135 4.2 2 42 50 99 9 544 3 36 .505 Rushing 2008 Season Gp-Gs TC Gain Loss Net Avg Td Lg Comp at Indiana St. (8-28) 1-0 4 14 0 14 3.5 0 9 6 at Michigan St. (10-21) 1-0 2 2 0 2 1.0 0 2 3 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-0 14 71 10 61 4.4 0 14 11 at Maryland (9-20) 1-1 10 48 19 29 2.9 0 18 25 NORTHERN ILL. (9-27) 1-1 2 32 0 32 16.0 0 22 0 at Bowling Green (10-4) DNP at Army (10-11) DNP AKRON (10-18) DNP at Ball State (10-25) DNP at Western Mich. (11-1) DNP at Temple (11-22) DNP CENTRAL MICH. (11-28) DNP TOTALS 5-2 32 167 29 138 4.3 0 22 45

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The 2009 Eagles Orlando McCord

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Defensive end ~ Fr.-Fr. ~ 6-4 ~ 260 lbs Detroit, Mich.-Martin Luther King H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Orlando McCord..Son of Adrena Ford...EMU: One of the 2009 recruits...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Martin Luther King H.S. in Detroit, Mich. where he played for legendary Head Coach James Reynolds...Senior Year: Named All-City and selected as No. 43 on Mick McCabe’s Fab 50 list of the top seniors in the state of Michigan...Turned in 50 tackles with nine sacks...His M.L. King team played Muskegon in one of the 2008 Big Prep Showdown games in EMU’s Rynearson Stadium...Junior Year: Recorded 80 tackles with 14 sacks and helped lead his team to a 14-0 record and the state championship.

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Scott McLeod

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Offensive Line ~ Fr.-Fr. ~ 6-8 ~ 297 lbs Sterling Heights, Mich.-DeLaSalle H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Scott Thomas McLeod...Son of Ken and Debbie MacLeod...Born: 3-18-90....Undeclared major...Has a sister, Nicole, who plays basketball at the University of Michigan-Dearborn...EMU: Joined the squad in January 2009 and will have freshman eligibility this fall... Practiced with the team during 2009 spring drills...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Warren DeLaSalle H.S. where he played football for Head Coach Paul Verska...Started at center on the team that went to the Division II State Championship as a junior.

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Offensive Line ~ Sr.-Jr. ~ 6-6 ~ 290 lbs Detroit, Mich.-Cass Tech H.S.Elizabeth City College

PERSONAL: Full name: Brian Joseph Moore...Son of Leon and Carol Moore...Born: 2-28-88....Construction management major...Has two brothers, Leon Jr. and Jeremy, and a sister, Tiffany...EMU: 2008: Sat out the season as a transfer from Elizabeth City College...Practiced with the team in the fall and also participated in 2009 spring drills...ELIZABETH CITY: Named to the CIAA All-Rookie Team...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Cass Tech H.S. in Detroit, Mich. where he played football for Head Coach Thomas Wilcher.

EMU Did You Know?

Eastern Michigan University has used five football sites in its 118-year history. The five sites are listed below. Site 1: (1891-1910) Site 3: (1923-1927) The first football field was located where This home site was located on the old Owens McKenny Union now stands. Fields area that lies between Washtenaw Avenue and Cross Street. The field ran north and Site 2: (1910-about 1923) south, straight out from the Roosevelt BouleThe field ran north and south and was located vard entry on to Washtenaw Avenue. on what is today’s mall, between the Briggs Building and the Strong Building. The stands Site 4: (1927-1968) were located in the area that is now the Mark Situated west of Briggs Building, this field Jefferson Building. was on the southern side of today’s Oakwood

parking lot. The stadium was called “Normal Field.” In 1937 the name was changed to Briggs Stadium. Site 5: (1969-Present) Rynearson Stadium has been EMU’s home field since its dedication in 1969. The stadium is located at the corner of Hewitt Road and Huron River Drive.

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Mark Mitchell

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Defensive Back ~ Sr.-Jr. ~ 5-11 ~ 179 lbs Blissfield, Mich.-Tecumseh H.S. Letters Earned: 2 (2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Mark Isaac Mitchell...Son of Daniel and Christine Mitchell...Born 7-14-87...Father, Daniel, is a graduate of the University of Toledo where he played basketball...Mother, Christine, is a graduate of Adrian College...Both parents have master’s degrees in education from EMU...Has one brother, Brian, and two sisters, Laura and Charis... EMU: Has been one of the steadiest special teams players for the past two seasons...Has earned letters in both 2007 and 2008...2008: Played in all 12 games...Recorded two tackles on the year, at Maryland (Sept. 20)...2007: One of eight redshirt freshmen to see action...Played in nine games as a backup running back and special teams player...Named one of two Practice Players for the Northern Illinois (Sept. 15) game...Recorded six tackles on the year...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Tecumseh H.S. where he played football for Head Coach Randy Hutchison...Left Tecumseh with a host of school offensive records, including rushing yards in a game (367)...Gained more than 2,200 yards rushing and added 1,350 passing yards, and 31 total touchdowns...Senior Year: Hampered by a severe high ankle sprain and played briefly in eight games...Gained 650 yards on the ground with eight touchdowns while also turning in 120 yards in receptions and two touchdowns...Selected his team’s Offensive Most Valuable Player, as well as serving as a team captain...First-team All-League and honorable mention All-Area by The Ann Arbor News... Second-team All-County selection...Chosen No. 23 on Mick McCabe’s Fab 50 list of the top seniors in the state of Michigan in the Detroit Free Press...Also ranked No. 97 best cornerback prospect in the Midwest by ESPN.com...Junior Year: Named the team’s Most Valuable Player as well as first-team All-League, All-County and All-Area by The Ann Arbor News...Gained 1,375 yards with 12 touchdowns , passed for 450 yards with four touchdowns, had 125 receiving yards, and had one interception on defense...Also played basketball and ran track...Sophomore Year: Earned second-team All-County and second-team All-League honors after gaining 350 yards rushing and scoring four touchdowns on the ground while passing for 1,075 yards with two touchdowns...Recorded two interceptions with 55 tackles on defense...Played basketball and track...Freshman Year: Moved up to the varsity football team for the final two games and played in the state playoffs...Ran track as part of an All-State 4x100-meter relay team.

Marty Newman

#67

Linebacker ~ So.-Fr. ~ 6-0 ~ 223 lbs North Olmstead, Ohio-St. Edward H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Martin Seamus Newman....Son of Dennis and Bridget Newman...Born: 6-7-89....Has a brother, Patrick, and a sister, Katie...Sport management major...EMU: 2008: Practiced with the team, but did not play in any games and earned a redshirt year... HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from St. Edward H.S. in Cleveland, Ohio where he played football for Head Coach Scott Niedziniki...Three-year letterwinner in football and four-year in track...Selected to East-West All-Star Game.

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2007 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Int Ff Fr Pd Tack at Pitt (9-1) DNP BALL STATE (9-8) DNP at Nor. Ill. (Sept. 15) 1-0 1 1 HOWARD (9-22) DNP at Vanderbilt (9-29) 1-0 at Michigan (10-6) 1-0 at Ohio (10-13) 1-0 NORTHWEST. (10-19) 1-0 WEST. MICH. (10-27) 1-0 1 1 at Toledo (11-3) 1-0 BOWLING GR. (11-9) 1-0 2 1 3 at Cent. Mich. (11-16) 1-0 1 1 TOTALS 9-0 4 2 6 2008 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack INDIANA ST. (8-28) 1-0 at Mich. St. (9-6) 1-0 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-0 at Maryland (9-20) 1-0 2 0 2 NOR. ILL. (9-27) 1-0 at BGSU (10-4) 1-0 at Army (10-11) 1-0 AKRON (10-18) 1-0 at Ball State (10-25) 1-0 at WMU (11-1) 1-0 at Temple (11-22) 1-0 CMU (11-28) 1-0 TOTALS 12-0 2 0 2 Mark Mitchell’s Career Statistics Total Year Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Int Ff Fr Pd Tack 2006 DNP-Redshirted 2007 9-0 4 2 6 2 2008 12-0 2 0 TOTALS 21-0 6 2 8

Korey Neal

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Offensive Line ~ So.-Fr. ~ 6-3 ~ 282 lbs Bowie, Md.-St. John’s H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Korey Nelson Neal...Son of Stephen and Monique Neal...Born 6-25-90...Business major...Has one sister, Kandyce...Father, Stephen, is a George Mason University graduate and Mother, Monique, is a graduate of Hampton University...EMU: One of the 2008 recruits... Redshirted and will have freshman eligibility in 2009...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from St. John’s College H.S. in Washington, D.C. where he played football for Head Coach Patterson...Member of the Academic Honor Roll for both his junior and senior years...Earned two varsity football letters and four varsity basketball letters...Senior Year: Helped lead the football team to a 9-3 record and was named his team’s Most Improved Player...Earned All-Conference and All-D.C. Sports Fan football team mention...Selected to the All-Conference basketball team and All-Tournament squad...Junior Year: Second-team All-Conference selection in his first year of football competition...Lettered for the basketball team that was ranked 50th in the country and recorded a 28-8 overall record, losing in the championship game of the state tournament...Sophomore Year: Started for the basketball team that recorded a 22-8 record and lost in the finals of the league tournament...Named honorable mention in basketball...Freshman Year: Named honorable mention All-League after helping the basketball team to a berth in the semifinals.

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Wide Receiver ~ Fr.Fr. ~ 6-3 ~ 190 lbs Columbus, Ind.-East H.S.

Nate Paopao

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Linebacker ~ Jr.-Jr. ~ 6-1 ~ 220 lbs Oceanside, Calif.-El Camino H.S.-

Palomar (Calif.) J.C.

PERSONAL: Full name: Nick Cutler Olds..Son of Rob and Janelle Olds... Born: 9-27-90...Communications major...Father, Robert, is an Indiana University graduate and his mother, Janelle, is a graduate of Purdue University...Has one brother, Eric...EMU: One of the 2009 recruits... Joins high school teammate Devon Davis in his year’s recruiting class... HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from East H.S. in Columbus, Ind. where he played football for Head Coach Bob Gattis...Was a member of the Honor Roll, a Peer Mentor and graduated with Academic Honors...Senior Year: Named honorable mention All-State...Missed four games with a broken foot, but returned to catch 40 passes for 491 yards and six touchdowns...Helped the team go 13-1 in 2008, winning sectional and regional championships...All-State honorable mention...Also qualified for the state track meet as a member of the 4x100-meter relay team... Junior Year: Named All-Area after catching 49 passes for 690 yards and nine touchdowns...Started every game in basketball and named All-Conference honorable mention in that sport...Sophomore Year: Played varsity basketball.

PERSONAL: Full name: Nathaniel Aaron Loia Paopao...Son of Eric and Yvonne Paopao...Born10-27-88...Has three brothers, Puka, Chanse and Chad and three sisters, Leka, Lala, Chastity...EMU: One of the 2009 recruits...JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Palomar Junior College in San Marcos, Calif....First-team All-Southern Conference selection last year after recording 56 tackles, six tackles-for-loss and two sacks...Turned in 25 tackles as a freshman at Palomar...Also selected as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from El Camino H.S. where he played football for Head Coach Trace Deneke...Senior Year: Only saw action in five games after suffering a shoulder injury...Played quarterback on offense and linebacker on defense and had 72 tackles, 11 tackles-for-loss and two interceptions... Voted as one of the team captains...Junior Year: Was a first-team AllAvocado League selection as a quarterback...Also played defense and was second on the team in tackles...Started on the baseball team as a third-baseman and pitcher...Sophomore Year: Earned varsity letters in football and baseball.

Devontae Payne #14 Quarterback ~ Fr.-Fr. ~ 6-6 ~ 238 lbs Cleveland, Ohio-South H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Devontae Maurice Payne...Son of Deshawna Payne and Burk Jordan...Born: 11-16-90...Sport management major...Has one brother, Raymond Miller, and two sisters, Teara Payne and Teasia Payne...EMU: One of the 2009 recruits...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from South H.S. in Cleveland, Ohio where he played football for Head Coach Jarvis Gibson...Senior Year: Passed for 1,363 yards with 15 touchdowns and just four interceptions...Also rushed 23 times for 166 yards and six touchdowns...Named the team’s Most Valuable Player and also the Senate League’s Most Valuable Player...Junior Year: Helped lead the team to the school’s first-ever Division II State Playoffs...Selected firstteam All-League and his team’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player... Passed 143 times, completing 75 for 1,423 yards and 14 touchdowns... Sophomore Year: All-Conference and All-District football selection... Passed for 1,540 yards and 15 touchdowns...Earned the team’s offensive MVP award for an underclassmen.

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The 2009 Eagles Brad Ohrman

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Defensive Line ~ Jr.-So. ~6-4 ~ 244 lbs Adrian, Mich.-Adrian H.S. Letters Earned: 1 (2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Bradlee Kevin Ohrman...Son of Kevin and Cindy Ohrman...Born 4-4-88...Has one brother, Brent, who plays on the EMU baseball team, and one sister, Jaelei...Father, Kevin, is a Central Michigan University graduate and Mother, Cindy, graduated from Hillsdale College where she was a varsity basketball and softball player...EMU: Selected as a preseason fourth-team All-Mid-American Conference pick in Phil Steele’s 2009 College Football Preview magazine ...2008: Earned his first letter after redshirting as a freshman in 2007... Burst on the national scene by recording six sacks for 39 yards to rank 67th in the FBS final statistics and his 11 tackles-for-loss of 60 yards ranked in a tie for 100th in the FBS...Finished sixth in the Mid-American Conference in TFLs and ninth in sacks...Selected as the recipient of the John E. Borowiec Award as the team’s Most Valuable Defensive Player... Named Defensive Eagle of the Week for the Army (Oct. 11) game and also singled out as the Defensive Big Playmaker for the Bowling Green (Oct. 4) and Akron (Oct. 18) contests...Turned in a career-best 10 tackles at Army...Had three TFLs and two sacks in the Akron contest...Played in all 12 games and started 10 times...Finished sixth on the team in tackles with 42...Also had one fumble recovery, two forced fumbles and one pass defended...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman and did not play in any games...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Adrian H.S. in Adrian, Mich. where he played football for Head Coach Phil Jacobs... Member of the National Honor Society and the Academic Honor Roll... Had a 3.87 GPA...Senior Year: Posted 126 tackles with five sacks as a defensive lineman...Also played tight end and recorded 35 receptions

for 550 yards and 10 touchdowns...As a kicker he made all 33 PAT’s attempted...Named first-team All-Southeastern Conference...Associated Press: First-team Class A All-State...The Detroit News: Chosen No. 52 on Tom Markowski’s Blue Chip list of the top seniors in the state of Michigan...Selected as the Lenawee County Defensive Player of the Year...Averaged 11.8 points per game as an All-League basketball player...Named first-team All-Lenawee County and his team’s Most Valuable Player in hoops...Also lettered in baseball...Named the MVP of the West Team at the 2008 Michigan High School Athletic Association East-West Baseball All-Star game, June 18, at the home of the Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park...Junior Year: Recorded 86 tackles with eight sacks, two fumble recoveries and 14 tackles-for-loss as a defensive lineman...Caught 14 passes for 218 yards and three touchdowns as a tight end and had a 36.8 yard punting average...First-team All-League defensive player and a Lenawee County first-team defensive player... In basketball was named team’s Most Valuable Player on the way to first-team All-County and All-League honors...On the baseball front he was an All-League, All-County and All-District player while being named his team’s Most Valuable Player...Sophomore Year: Earned a varsity baseball letter. Brad Ohrman’s Game-by-Game Defensive Statistics 2007 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Int Ff Fr   Pd Tack DNP-Redshirt 2008 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack INDIANA ST. (8-28) 1-1 0 0 0 at Mich. St. (9-6) 1-1 0 0 0 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-0 2 1 1-0 3 at Maryland (9-20) 1-1 0 0 0 NOR. ILL. (9-27) 1-0 1 1 1-5 1-5 2 at BGSU (10-4) 1-1 3 2 1-6 1-6 5 at Army (10-11) 1-1 7 3 2-12 1 10 AKRON (10-18) 1-1 8 1 3-15 2-14 1 9 at Ball State (10-25) 1-1 3 2 2-10 1-4 5 at WMU (11-1) 1-1 1 2 1-10 1-10 3 at Temple (11-22) 1-1 3 0 1-2 1 3 CMU (11-28) 1-1 0 2 2 TOTALS 12-10 28 14 11-60 6-39 2 1-0 1 42

Jon Pryor

#36

Defensive Back ~ So.-Fr. ~ 5-9 ~ 175 lbs Monroeville, Pa.-Gateway H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Jonathan Pryor...EMU: 2008: Redshirted and will have freshman eligibility in 2009...Practiced with the team and was singled out as one of the Practice Players of the Week for the Michigan State (Sept. 6) game...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Gateway H.S. in Monroeville, Pa....Senior Year: Recorded 31 tackles and had two interceptions before missing six games with a broken collarbone...Also played wide receiver with eight catches for 135 yards and a touchdown...Named All-Conference and was a member of the West squad for the state of Pennsylvania’s East-West All-Star game...Singled out by ESPN for the play of the month in November 2007 when he helped Gateway score a touchdown on a hook-and-lateral play that helped force overtime in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship game at Heinz Field.

EMU Did You Know? EMU officially dedicated the football “Ring of Honor” at the Homecoming tilt with Western Michigan, Oct. 4, 2003. Names have been added at the top of the east-side Rynearson Stadium seats. All former EMU football players that have earned All-American honors or played in an official National Football League game have their names on the “Ring of Honor.”

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The 2009 Eagles Tyler Palsrok

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Defensive Line ~ Jr.-Jr. ~6-4 ~ 265 lbs Vicksburg, Mich.-vicksburg H.S. Letters Earned: 2 (2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Tyler Gerrit Palsrok...Son of Rocky and Kelli Palsrok...Born 2-13-89...Has one sister, Jordan...Father, Rocky, played three years of football at Hope College before finishing his bachelor’s degree at Western Michigan University while mother, Kelli, has a bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College and a master’s from Western Michigan...EMU: Has earned two letters in his first two seasons on the team after playing as a true freshman in 2007...Has played in 17 games for the Eagles, earning two starts on the defensive line...One of the top scholar-athletes on the team with a 3.83 GPA...2008: Battled injuries through most of the season, but still managed to play in seven games, starting twice, against Indiana State (Aug. 28) and Michigan State (Sept. 6)...Recorded four tackles on the year and had one sack for four yards, against Indiana State...2007: One of nine true freshmen to earn a letter...Played in 10 games as a defensive lineman and also as a tight end...Had three tackles on the year, one sack for seven yards, and one forced fumble, against Northwestern (Oct. 19)...Named a Championship Special Teams honoree for the Western Michigan (Oct. 27) game... HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Vicksburg H.S. in Vicksburg, Mich. where he played football for Head Coach Jim Rasmussen...Member of the National Honor Society and was also a National Merit Scholarship winner and was a Michigan High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete nominee...Earned a 3.75 GPA...Senior Year: Recorded 72 tackles, six sacks and 14 tackles-for-loss...Served as captain of the football team...First-team All-Wolverine Conference...Detroit Free Press: First-team Division 4 All-State selection...Named No. 35 on Mick McCabe’s Fab 50 list of the top state of Michigan recruits...Named to the Kalamazoo Gazette’s All-Area Top 10 team in the preseason...Junior Year: First-team All-League selection...Also lettered in basketball and track...Detroit Free Press: First-team Division 3 All-State.

Sonny Paluch

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Tight End ~ Sr.-Jr. ~ 6-4 ~ 246 lbs Harper Woods, Mich.-Harper Woods H.S. Letters Won: 1 (2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Robert James Paluch...Son of Janice Paluch and Tom Ruemenapp...Born 7-1-88...Has one brother, Dominic, and two sisters, Racheal and Blake...EMU: 2008: Played in all 12 games as a reserve tight end...Used primarily as a blocking tight end during the season...2007: Played in one game, at Pittsburgh (Sept. 1), as a tight end...2006: Walk-on who practiced with the team but did not see any game action...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Harper Woods H.S. in Harper Woods, Mich. where he played football for Head Coach Heath Filber...Played varsity football, basketball, and baseball all four years in high school...Senior Year: Named honorable mention All-State and All-Conference in football.

Tyler Palsrok’s Game-by-Game Defensive Statistics 2007 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Int Ff Fr Pd Tack at Pitt (9-1) DNP BALL STATE (9-8) 1-0 1 1 at Nor. Ill. (Sept. 15) DNP HOWARD (9-22) 1-0 1 1 at Vanderbilt (9-29) 1-0 at Michigan (10-6) 1-0 at Ohio (10-13) 1-0 NORTHWEST. (10-19) 1-0 1 1-7 1-7 1 1 WEST. MICH. (10-27) 1-0 at Toledo (11-3) 1-0 BOWLING GR. (11-9) 1-0 at Cent. Mich. (11-16) 1-0 TOTALS 10-0 3 1-7 1-7 1 3 2008 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack INDIANA ST. (8-28) 1-1 2 1 1-4 1-4 3 at Mich. St. (9-6) 1-1 0 1 1 TOLEDO (9-13) DNP at Maryland (9-20) DNP NOR. ILL. (9-27) DNP at BGSU (10-4) DNP at Army (10-11) DNP AKRON (10-18) 1-0 at Ball State (10-25) 1-0 at WMU (11-1) 1-0 at Temple (11-22) 1-0 CMU (11-28) 1-0 TOTALS 7-2 2 2 1-4 1-4 4 Season 2007 2008 TOTALS

Tyler Palsrok’s Career Defensive Statistics Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd 1 10-0 3 0 1-7 1-7 7-2 2 2 1-4 1-4 17-2 5 2 2-11 2-11 1

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Sonny Paluch’s Game-by-Game Offensive Statistics 2006 Season Gp-Gs Rec Yds Td Lg DNP-Redshirt 2007 Season at Pittsburgh (9-1) BALL STATE (9-8) at Northern Illinois (9-15) HOWARD (9-22) at Vanderbilt (9-29) at Michigan (10-6) at Ohio (10-13) NORTHWESTERN (10-19) WESTERN MICHIGAN (10-27) at Toledo (11-3) BOWLING GREEN (11-9) at Central Michigan (11-16) TOTALS

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2008 Season INDIANA STATE (8-28) at Michigan State (9-6) TOLEDO (9-13) at Maryland (9-20) NORTHERN ILLINOIS (9-27) at Bowling Green (10-4) at Army (10-11) AKRON (10-18) at Ball State (10-25) at Western Michigan (11-1) at Temple (11-22) CENTRAL MICHIGAN (11-28) TOTALS

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The 2009 Eagles Dwayne Priest

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Running Back ~ Jr.-Jr. ~5-9 ~ 186 lbs

Roanoke, Va.-William Fleming H.S.-Fork Union Acad. Letters Earned: 2 (2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Dwayne Tavon Priest...Son of Raymond Robison and Lisa Priest...Born 2-17-87...Criminology major...EMU: Entered EMU in January 2007 and participated in spring drills...Has earned two letters in his first two seasons...Has rushed 155 times for 654 yards with five touchdowns and has caught 19 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns during his career...2008: Finished second on the team in rushing with 474 yards on 99 carries...Scored five rushing touchdowns...Also had 14 receptions for 125 yards and one score...Turned in one 100-yard rushing game with 118 yards gained on 17 rushes at Army (Oct. 11)...Named the Offensive Big Playmaker twice, for the Toledo (Sept. 13) and Army games...2007: One of nine true freshmen to see action and earn a var-

sity letter...Played in 11 games as a running back...Gained 180 yards on 56 carries and caught nine passes for 108 yards and one touchdown... Hauled in a 24-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Andy Schmitt at home against Howard (Sept. 22)...Also returned 11 kickoffs for 231 yards...Singled out by the coaching staff for a Winning Performance against Michigan (Oct. 6) when he rushed nine times for 38 yards...FORK UNION ACADEMY: Played one year of football...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from William Fleming H.S. in Roanoke, Va. where he played football for Head Coach Keith Smith...In his final season (2005) at William Fleming H.S., he ran for 1,548 yards and 20 touchdowns while also being named the state’s top defensive player as a standout safety.

Dwayne Priest • Touchdown Watch Rushing Touchdowns Date Opponent Yards Time 8-28-08 INDIANA STATE 2 2nd-07:07 1 3rd-01:30 10-4-08 at Bowling Green 12 3rd-00:09 11-22-08 at Temple 2 4th-09:31 2 4th-03:45 Receiving Touchdowns Date Opponent QB Yards 11-28-08 CENTRAL MICH. Andy Schmitt 12

­­ Dwayne Priest’s Game-by-Game Offensive Statistics Rushing Receiving KO Returns 2007 Season Gp-Gs Tc Gain Loss Net Avg Td Lg No. Yds. Td Lg No. Yds Td Lg at Pittsburgh (9-1) 1-0 7 8 3 5 0.7 0 4 1 10 0 10 3 46 0 20 BALL STATE (9-8) 1-0 7 17 1 16 2.3 0 7 1 13 0 13 3 62 0 25 at Northern Illinois (9-15) 1-1 1 6 0 6 6.0 0 6 1 11 0 11 1 16 0 1 6 HOWARD (9-22) 1-0 9 31 0 31 3.4 0 8 1 24 1 24 at Vanderbilt (9-29) 1-0 3 7 0 7 2.3 0 5 1 8 0 8 at Michigan (10-6) 1-1 9 0 38 4.2 0 15 1 12 0 12 1 25 0 25 38 at Ohio (10-13) 1-0 9 18 5 13 1.4 0 5 NORTHWESTERN (10-19) 1-1 4 19 0 19 4.8 0 13 1 50 0 4 5 WESTERN MICH. (10-27) DNP at Toledo (11-3) 1-0 1 8 0 8 8.0 0 8 BOWLING GREEN (11-9) 1-0 5 36 0 36 7.2 0 21 1 17 0 17 1 17 0 17 at Central Mich. (11-16) 1-0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0 1 2 13 0 14 1 15 0 15 TOTALS 11-0 56 189 9 180 3.2 0 21 9 108 1 24 11 231 0 45 Rushing Receiving KO Returns 2008 Season Gp-Gs Tc Gain Loss Net Avg Td Lg No. Yds. Td Lg No. Yds Td Lg INDIANA STATE (8-28) 1-0 8 39 0 39 4.9 2 10 0 0 at Michigan State (9-6) 1-0 6 22 1 21 3.5 0 8 0 0 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-0 13 82 2 80 6.2 0 18 0 0 at Maryland (9-20) 1-0 9 59 5 54 6.0 0 28 1 34 0 34 0 NORTHERN ILL. (9-27) 1-1 6 20 0 20 3.3 0 7 0 0 at Bowling Green (10-4) 1-1 11 45 0 45 4.1 1 12 2 11 0 6 0 at Army (10-11) 1-1 17 119 1 118 6.9 0 20 0 0 AKRON (10-18) 1-0 8 37 1 36 4.5 0 9 2 6 0 3 0 at Ball State (10-25) 1-0 1 0 1 -1 0.0 0 0 0 0 at Western Mich. (11-1) 1-1 13 56 4 52 4.0 0 13 4 27 0 12 0 at Temple (11-22) 1-0 5 11 0 11 2.2 2 4 3 24 0 10 0 CENTRAL MICH. (11-28) 1-0 2 0 1 -1 0.0 0 0 2 23 1 12 0 TOTALS 12-4 99 490 16 474 4.8 5 28 14 125 1 34 0 Dwayne Priest’s Career Offensive Statistics Rushing Receiving Season Gp-Gs Tc Gain Loss Net Avg Td Lg No. Yds. Td 2007 11-0 56 189 9 180 3.2 0 21 9 108 1 2008 12-4 99 490 16 474 4.8 5 28 14 125 1 TOTALS 23-4 155 679 25 654 4.2 5 28 19 206 2

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KO Returns Lg No. Yds Td Lg 0 45 24 11 231 34 0 34 11 231 0 45

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Brandon Pratt

2007 Season

#14

Defensive Back ~ Sr.-Jr. ~ 6-2 ~ 197 lbs Wayne, Mich.-Westland John Glenn H.S. Letters Earned: 1 (2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Brandon T. Pratt...Son of Brian Washington and Terri Lynn Ford...Born 3-28-88...EMU: 2008: Moved to defensive back in the spring of 2008 after starting his career as a wide receiver...Played in the first nine games during the year while missing the final four with injuries...Had five tackles on the year...2007: Sat out the season...Practiced with the team and was awarded one of two Practice Player honors for the Vanderbilt (Sept. 29) game...2006: One of the 2006 recruits...Redshirted as a freshman but practiced with the team...Chosen by the coaching staff as a recipient of one of the Practice Player awards for the Northwestern (Sept. 16) game...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Westland John Glenn H.S. in Westland, Mich....Detroit Free Press: Chosen No. 29 on Detroit Free Press writer Mick McCabe’s Fab 50 list of the top seniors in the state of Michigan...Named honorable mention All-West... Played on both sides of the ball and had two interceptions...Returned kickoffs and had a kickoff return for a 91 yard touchdown...Named No. 47 on Tom Markowski’s Blue Chip list in The Detroit News.

Javon Reese

#90

Defensive Line ~ So.-So. ~6-2 ~ 230 lbs Ft. Wayne, Ind.-Southside H.S. Letters Earned: 1 (2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Javon Michael Reese...Son of Charlie Reese, Sr. and Janet Reese...Born 1-19-89...Undeclared major...Has eight brothers, Charlie, Jr., Terry, Elgin, Quinton, Walter, Julian, Donlaray and Richard, and four sisters, Vnemina, Nedrena, Jana and Maqube...Brother, Terry, runs track at Wisconsin, brother, Elgin, played football at Butler, brother, Walter, played football at Tennessee State, sister Vremina, played basketball at Michigan State, brother, Julian, played football at Iowa State, brother, Donlaray, played football at St. Francis, and sister, Jana, played basketball at Vincennes...EMU: 2008: One of the 2007 recruits who did not enroll at EMU until January 2008...Practiced with the team during spring ball in both 2008 and 2009...Played all 12 games in the 2008 season...Totaled 14 tackles on the year and had 1.5 tackles-for-loss of 12 yards and a sack for nine yards in the season opener at home against Indiana State (Aug. 28)...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Southside H.S. in Ft. Wayne, Ind. where he played football for Head Coaches Matt Land and Mike Chevron... Member of the Academic Honor Roll and was one of the Top 50 graduating seniors...Earned an Academic Honors diploma...Senior Year: Tallied 37 tackles and registered eight sacks in eight games before sustaining a season-ending injury...Also had a blocked punt, a blocked extra-point attempt and recovered a fumble for a touchdown.

DNP

2008 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack INDIANA ST. (8-28) 1-0 at Mich. St. (9-6) 1-0 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-0 at Maryland (9-20) 1-0 1 0 1 NOR. ILL. (9-27) 1-0 1 1 2 at BGSU (10-4) 1-0 at Army (10-11) 1-0 AKRON (10-18) 1-0 1 0 1 at Ball State (10-25) 1-0 0 1 1 at WMU (11-1) DNP at Temple (11-22) DNP CMU (11-28) DNP TOTALS 9-0 3 2 5

Season 2006 2007 2008 TOTALS

Brandon Pratt’s Career Defensive Statistics Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Redshirt-DNP DNP 9-0 3 2 9-0 3 2

Marcell Rose

Tack 5 5

#31

Defensive Back ~ So.-So. ~ 5-9 ~ 180 lbs Orlando, Fla.-Cypress Creek H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Marcell Ames Rose...Son of Michelle Rose...Born 4-1390...Business Administration major...Has one brother, Chapell Rose II, who plays football at Mars Hill College...Cousin, Maurice Crum, Jr., plays football at Notre Dame and another cousin, Cedrick Maxwell, is a football player at Kent State University...Nephew of Maurice Crum, Sr., a former University of Miami football standout, and also a nephew of Carlton Rose, a player at the University of Michigan from 1980-83...EMU: Sat out the 2008 season...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Cypress Creek H.S. in Orlando, Fla. where he played football for head coach Bruce James...Member of the Jr. Naval ROTC and the Safe Club...Four-year varsity football player...Senior Year: Totaled 1,260 rushing and receiving yards to go along with six touchdowns...Also recorded 54 tackles on the defensive side of the football...Lettered in basketball and helped lead the hoops team into the playoffs...Named All-County honorable mention in football by The Orlando Sentinel...Junior Year: Named one of the top 100 juniors in the state of Florida... Had 1,159 passing-receiving yards and scored nine touchdowns...Recorded 30 tackles with two interceptions on defense...Sophomore Year: Played at Freedom H.S. in Orlando and was an All-Area football player...Named to the All-County squad in football and also basketball...Freshman Year: Played wide receiver and defensive back on the football team.

Javon Reese’s Game-by-Game Defensive Statistics 2008 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack INDIANA ST. (8-28) 1-0 2 1 1.5-12 1-9 3 at Mich. St. (9-6) 1-0 1 3 4 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-0 1 1 2 at Maryland (9-20) 1-0 0 0 0 NOR. ILL. (9-27) 1-0 2 0 2 at BGSU (10-4) 1-0 1 0 1 at Army (10-11) 1-0 0 1 1 AKRON (10-18) 1-0 0 0 0 at Ball State (10-25) 1-0 0 1 1 at WMU (11-1) 1-0 0 0 0 at Temple (11-22) 1-0 0 0 0 CMU (11-28) 1-0 0 0 0 TOTALS 12-0 7 7 1.5-12 1-9 14

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The 2009 Eagles Andy Schmitt

#7

Quarterback ~ Sr.-Sr. ~ 6-4 ~ 238 lbs St. Johns, Mich.-St. Johns H.S. Letters Earned: 3 (2006, 2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Andrew William Schmitt...Son of Dave and Amy Schmitt...Born 2-16-87...Education major...Has one brother, Scott...EMU: Enters his senior season as one of the most prolific quarterbacks in school history...Is ranked third in career passes attempted (885), passes completed (556), passing yardage (6,350), third in career total offensive plays (1,116), and total offensive yards (5,439) and fifth in career touchdown passes (31)...Has accounted for 46 career touchdowns, 31 by passing and 15 on the ground...Has been the starting quarterback in 27 of 31 games in which he has played...Redshirted as a freshman in 2005 and has earned three consecutive letters since...Selected as a preseason third-team All-Mid-American Conference pick in Phil Steele’s 2009 College Football Preview magazine...2008: Turned in a record-setting year while playing in 11 games, starting 10 times, missing one game with an injury...Set a host of records during the season including national records for pass completions, with 58 vs. CMU (11-28-08) and for pass attempts without an interception with 76 against Temple (11-22-08)...Set Mid-American Conference and EMU single-game records in the CMU game for pass attempts (80), pass completions (58), for total offensive plays (89), and for total offensive yards (554)...Also established an EMU single-game record for passing yards with 516 against CMU...Also turned in an outstanding performance in the Temple (Nov. 22) game when he completed 50-of-76 passes for 484 yards and three passing touchdowns while also rushing for 20 yards on seven carries with two scores on the ground...Finished the year by completing 261-of-417 passes for 2,644 yards with 15 touchdown passes and just eight interceptions...Also rushed 57 times for 171 yards and five touchdowns...Finished the year ranked 11th in the national FBS ranks in completions per game (23.73), 26th in passing yards per game (240.36), 43rd in total passing yards (2,644) and 29th in total offensive yards per game (255.9)...Was selected as the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week for the CMU game...Was a two-time MAC Schlolar-Athlete Award winner, on Oct. 9 and Nov. 29, and was the MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week for Nov. 29...Chosen as the James M. “Bingo” Brown Award winner as the team’s Most Valuable Offensive Player...Was named Offensive Eagle of the Week three times, for the Indiana State (Aug. 28), Temple and CMU games and was also named Offensive Big Playmaker twice, for the Bowling Green (Oct. 4) and CMU games...Also named to the MAC All-Academic team after posting a 3.37 GPA...2007: Played in 11 games and started 10 times... Missed the Northwestern (Oct. 19) game with an injury...Completed 164-of-255 passes for 1,613 yards and 14 passing touchdowns and rushed 67 times for 279 yards and six scores...Turned in two four-touchdown pass performances, against Howard (Sept. 22) and Ohio (Oct. 13)...Recorded his best single-game performance in the season finale at Central Michigan (Nov. 16) when he completed 25-of-34 passes for 212 yards and one touchdown and rushed 11 times for 61 yards and three scores to help the Eagles knock off the MAC-champion Chippewas...Was selected as the team’s James M. “Bingo” Brown award winner which goes to the Most Valuable Offensive Player...Named the Mid-American Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week for Sept. 27...Earned single-game coaches’ awards eight times...Was named the Offensive Player of the Week for the Ohio (Oct. 13) game...Selected as the Offensive Big Playmaker four times, for the Northern Illinois (Sept. 15), Michigan (Oct. 6), Bowling Green (Nov. 9) and Central Michigan games...Singled out for Winning Performances three times, for the Northern Illinois, Howard and Michigan games...2006: Earned his first letter as a redshirt freshman quarterback...Named the recipient of the Eastern Gridiron Group’s Offensive Newcomer of the Year Award...Played in nine games and earned seven starts...Completed 131-of-213 passes for 1,182 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 107 times for 461 yards with four scores on the ground...Ranked seventh in the Mid-American Conference and 62nd in the nation in total offense (182.6 ypg)...Turned in one 300-yard total offense game with 309 yards on 53 plays against Navy (Nov. 11)...Completed 23-of-35 passes for 171 yards and rushed 15 times for 62 yards at Louisiana Lafayette (Sept. 30)...Ran for 95 yards on 23 rushes and scored on a one-yard run and completed 20-of-27 passes for 129 yards and a four-yard touchdown pass to Jacory Stone in the Central Michigan (Sept. 23) game...Chosen by the

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coaching staff for seven single-game awards...Named the Offensive Player of the Game for the Central Michigan and Navy games...Named Offensive Big Playmaker twice, for the Michigan State (Sept. 9) and Navy games...Selected for a Championship Performance against Louisiana Lafayette...Earned Winning Performance Awards for the Toledo (Oct. 21) and Navy games...2005: Sat out the season as a redshirt freshman...Practiced with the team and was singled out by the coaching staff as one of two Practice Players for the Kent State (Oct. 1) game...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from St. Johns H.S. where he played football for Head Coach Dave Mariage...Member of the National Honor Society, the Academic Honor Roll and Academic All-State Special Mention... Senior Year: Passed for 1,933 yards with 25 touchdowns (140-of-292)...Also rushed for 10 touchdowns while gaining 865 yards...Named to the Dream Team by The Lansing State Journal...Led team to an 11-3 record, the best in school history, and the team made it to the championship game of Div. III, losing to perennial power Lowell...Named No. 56 on The Detroit News’ Blue Chip list of top seniors in the state...Selected No. 27 on Detroit Free Press writer Mick McCabe’s Fab 50 list of the top seniors in the state of Michigan...Also earned track and basketball letters...Junior Year: Passed for 1,365 yards and threw for 16 touchdowns...Rushed for 167 yards and 12 scores...Named All-Area Honorable Mention while helping lead the team to a district championship...Lettered on district champion basketball team and also lettered in track. Rushing Touchdowns Date Opponent Yards 9-23-06 CENTRAL MICHIGAN 1 9-30-06 at Louisiana Lafayette 3 8 9-11-06 NAVY 2 10-6-07 at Michigan 10 11-9-07 BOWLING GREEN 3 8 11-16-07 at Central Michigan 1 1 3 8-28-08 INDIANA STATE 16 9-6-08 at Michigan State 3 11-22-08 at Temple 1 2 11-28-08 CENTRAL MICHIGAN 8 Passing Touchdowns Date Opponent Receiver 9-9-06 at Michigan State Eric Deslauriers 9-23-06 CENTRAL MICHIGAN Jacory Stone 9-9-07 BALL STATE DeAnthony White 9-22-07 HOWARD Dewayne Priest Ken Bohnet Tyrone Burke Travis Lewis 9-29-07 at Vanderbilt Travis Lewis 10-13-07 at Ohio Jacory Stone DeAnthony White Jacory Stone Tyler Jones 11-3-07 at Toledo Ken Bohnet 11-9-07 BOWLING GREEN Tyler Jones Ken Bohnet 11-16-07 at Central Michigan DeAnthony White 8-28-08 INDIANA STATE Tyler Jones 10-4-08 at Bowling Green Tyler Jones 10-18-08 AKRON Tyler Jones Marvon Sanders Josh LeDuc 10-25-08 at Ball State Jacory Stone Tyler Jones 11-22-08 at Temple Tyler Jones Jacory Stone Tyler Jones 11-28-08 CENTRAL MICHIGAN Josh LeDuc Dontayo Gage DeAnthony White Dwayne Priest Josh LeDuc

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Yards 9 4 67 24 4 34 10 14 17 38 8 7 4 29 5 28 14 16 5 19 6 7 5 15 8 11 5 20 10 12 17

Time 2nd-02:19 4th-00:13 2nd-04:45 2nd-04:32 3rd-12:35 3rd-03:59 4th-00:35 3rd-05:49 2nd-09:02 3rd-11:21 3rd-03:10 4th-09:38 3rd-06:26 2nd-03:11 4th-04:10 2nd-06:01 2nd-11:17 4th-00:36 2nd-04:17 4th-05:41 4th-03:49 3rd-00:00 4th-09:08 1st-13:11 1st-04:55 2nd-02:41 1st-04:46 2nd-11:48 2nd-10:03 2nd-05:30 2nd-00:59


The 2009 Eagles Andy Schmitt’s Game-by-Game Offensive Statistics Rushing 2005 Season Gp-Gs TC Gain Loss Net Avg Td Lg Comp Redshirted and did not play in any games Rushing 2006 Season Gp-Gs TC Gain Loss Net Avg Td Lg Comp at Ball State (8-31) 1-0 6 37 3 34 5.7 0 23 7 at Michigan State (9-9) 1-0 2 2 1 1 0.5 0 2 12 at Northwestern (9-16) 1-1 9 55 20 35 3.9 0 20 3 CENTRAL MICH. (9-23) 1-1 23 111 16 95 4.1 1 15 20 at Louisiana Laf. (9-30) 1-1 15 76 14 62 4.1 2 17 23 at Bowling Green (10-14) DNP TOLEDO (10-21) 1-1 18 67 5 62 3.4 0 13 17 at Western Mich. (10-28) 1-1 10 50 7 43 4.3 0 20 15 OHIO (11-4) DNP NAVY (11-11) 1-1 16 98 9 89 5.6 1 17 24 at Kent State (11-17) 1-1 8 44 4 40 5.0 0 15 10 NORTHERN ILL. (11-23) DNP TOTALS 9-7 107 540 79 461 4.3 4 23 131 Rushing 2007 Season Gp-Gs TC Gain Loss Net Avg Td Lg Comp at Pittsburgh (9-1) 1-1 3 7 7 0 0.0 0 7 16 BALL STATE (9-8) 1-1 4 25 0 25 6.2 0 11 16 at Northern Illinois (9-15) 1-1 8 21 0 21 2.6 0 0 16 HOWARD (9-22) 1-1 0 14 at Vanderbilt (9-29) 1-1 6 14 9 5 0.8 0 6 13 at Michigan (10-6) 1-1 9 51 10 41 4.6 1 14 15 at Ohio (10-13) 1-1 15 73 18 55 3.7 0 14 20 NORTHWESTERN (10-19) DNP WESTERN MICH. (10-27) 1-1 6 60 8 52 8.7 0 30 7 at Toledo (11-3) 1-0 1 0 5 -5 0.0 0 0 10 BOWLING GREEN (11-9) 1-1 4 24 0 24 6.0 2 9 12 at Central Michigan (11-16) 1-1 11 61 0 61 5.5 3 12 25 TOTALS 11-10 67 336 57 279 4.2 6 30 164 2008 Season Gp-Gs TC INDIANA STATE (8-28) 1-1 5 at Michigan State (9-6) 1-1 9 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-1 2 at Maryland (9-20) DNP NORTHERN ILL. (9-27) 1-0 9 at Bowling Green (10-4) 1-1 4 at Army (10-11) 1-1 2 AKRON (10-18) 1-1 2 at Ball State (10-25) 1-1 3 at Western Michigan (11-1) 1-1 5 at Temple (11-22) 1-1 7 CENTRAL MICH. (11-28) 1-1 9 TOTALS 11-10 57

Rushing Gain Loss Net Avg Td Lg Comp 38 5 33 6.6 1 16 15 54 8 46 5.1 1 30 11 10 0 10 5.0 0 6 2 31 22 0 3 2 21 25 45 251

4 0 12 5 13 21 5 7 80

27 22 -12 -2 -11 0 20 38 171

3.0 5.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.9 4.2 3.0

0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 5

8 11 0 3 2 12 14 17 30

21 21 12 22 28 21 50 58 261

Passing Total Offense Att Int Yds Td Lg Pct Sks Plays Yards Passing Total Offense Att Int Yds Td Lg Pct Sks Plays Yards 12 1 63 18 .583 18 97 19 130 1 38 .632 21 131 9 10 4 .333 2 18 45 27 129 1 15 .741 1 50 224 35 171 25 .657 2 50 233 27 1 26

196 159

40 46

.629 .576

1 1

45 36

258 202

37 21

2 2

220 104

32 28

.649 .476

1 1

53 29

309 144

213

6

46

.615

9

320

1,643

1,182

2

Passing Att Int Yds Td Lg Pct 27 1 106 0 15 .593 24 0 155 1 67 .667 24 0 189 0 39 .667 21 0 214 4 37 .667 23 3 111 1 20 .562 28 1 108 0 12 .538 28 0 210 4 41 .714 11 17 18 34 255

0 0 0 1 6

63 111 134 212 1,613

0 1 2 1 14

20 20 39 28 67

.637 .588 .667 .735 .631

Passing Att Int Yds Td Lg Pct 20 0 160 1 27 .750 23 0 111 0 38 .478 5 1 3 0 4 .400 37 29 29 34 49 35 76 80 417

1 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 8

140 253 138 258 309 272 484 516 2,644

0 1 0 3 2 0 3 5 15

17 33 23 26 37 53 45 42 53

.568 .724 .414 .647 .571 .600 .658 .725 .625

Total Offense Sks Plays Yards 2 30 106 0 28 180 0 32 210 0 21 214 2 29 116 2 37 149 3 43 265 1 1 0 0 11

17 18 22 45 322

115 106 158 273 1,892

Total Offense Sks Plays Yards 1 25 193 2 32 157 0 7 13 1 0 2 1 2 2 1 2 14

46 33 31 36 52 40 83 89 474

167 275 126 256 298 272 504 554 2815

Andy Schmitt’s Career Offensive Statistics

Rushing Year Gp-Gs TC Gain Loss Net Avg Td Lg Comp 2005 Redshirt-DNP 2006 9-7 107 540 79 461 4.3 4 23 131 2007 11-10 67 336 57 279 4.2 6 30 164 2008 11-10 57 251 80 171 3.0 5 30 261 TOTALS 31-27 231 1,127 216 911 3.9 15 30 556

Passing Total Offense Att Int Yds Td Lg Pct Sks Plays Yards 213 255 417 885

6 6 8 20

1,182 1,613 2,644 5,439

2 14 15 31

46 67 53 67

.615 .631 .625 .628

9 11 14 34

320 322 474 1,116

1,643 1,892 2,815 6,350

Andy Schmitt and the EMU Record Book Total Offense - Plays Place 1st 2nd

Single Game Total-Game 89-CMU (11-28-08) 83-at Temple (11-22-08)

Place 4th 16th

Season Total 474 322

Place 3rd

Career Total 1,116

Year 2008 2007 Years 06-Pres.

Total Offense - Yards Place 1st 2nd

Single Game Total-Game 554-CMU (11-28-08) 504-at Temple (11-22-08)

Place 4th 14th

Season Total Year 2,815 2008 1,892 2007

Place 3rd

Career Total Years 6,350 2006-Pres.

Passes Attempted

Passes Completed

Yards Passing

Place 1st 2nd

Single Game Total-Game 80-CMU (11-28-08) 76-at Temple (11-22-08)

Place 1st 2nd

Single Game Total-Game 58-CMU (11-28-08) 50-at Temp. (11-22-08)

Place 1st 2nd

Single Game Total-Game 516-CMU (11-28-08) 484-at Temp. (11-22-08)

Place 4th

Season Total Year 417 2008

Place 1st

Season Total Year 261 2008

Place 6th

Season Total Year 2,644 2008

Place 3rd

Career Total Years 885 2006-Pres.

Place 3rd

Career Total Years 556 2006-Pres.

Place 3rd

Career Total Years 5,439 2006-Pres.

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The 2009 Eagles Marvon Sanders

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Wide Receiver ~ So.-So. ~ 5-9 ~ 160 lbs Ypsilanti, Mich.-Ypsilanti H.S. Letters Earned: 1 (2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Marvon Brooks Sanders...Son of Marvin and Terri Sanders...Born 2-6-90...Business major...Father, Marvin, is a graduate of Lansing C.C. and Mother, Terri, is a graduate of Western Michigan... Has one sister, Toni...EMU: 2008: Earned a letter as a true freshman while playing in all 12 games, with six starts...Served as the starting punt returner all season and had four returns for 37 yards...Also returned three kickoffs for 55 yards including a long of 24 against Akron (Oct. 18)... Rushed 10 times for 80 yards and caught 28 passes for 253 yards and one touchdown...Caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Andy Schmitt against Akron...Selected as an Offensive Big Playmaker for the Akron contest...Hauled in seven passes for 87 yards at Temple (Nov. 22) and also had four catches twice, for 24 yards at Bowling Green (Oct. 4) and for 21 yards in the season finale against Central Michigan (Nov. 28)... HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Ypsilanti H.S. where he played football

for Head Coach Dave Poole...Member of the Academic Honor Roll for 11 of 12 semesters in high school...Earned the school’s Scholar-Athlete Award...Was a four-year letterwinner in football, basketball, and track for 12 total letters...Senior Year: Named to All-Area football, basketball and track teams by The Ann Arbor News...All-Conference first-team in football, basketball and track...Selected second-team football All-State by the Associated Press... Honorable mention All-State football player by the Detroit Free Press...Also played on the basketball team as a starting guard, where he averaged 14.4 points in basketball with 3.5 steals... Caught 45 passes as a senior and was also a top kick returner...Named No. 26 on Mick McCabe’s Fab 50 Detroit Free Press list of the top seniors in the state of Michigan...Had 45 catches for 653 yards on offense and had four interceptions and 35 tackles on the defensive side of the ball in football...Junior Year: First-team All-Area by The Ann Arbor News in football, basketball and track...All-Conference selection and was a firstteam All-State selection in football and track...Caught 41 passes for 840 yards and had four interceptions...Averaged 12.5 points in basketball and was the runner-up in the long jump at the state championship track meet...Sophomore Year: Hauled in 31 passes for 531 yards with seven touchdowns...Averaged 7.8 points in basketball...All-Conference second-team selection in football and honorable mention in basketball... Freshman Year: All-Conference second-team in football and was an All-Area honorable mention choice by The Ann Arbor News...Basketball team won the district championship.

Marvon Sanders’ Game-by-Game Offensive Statistics Rushing Receptions Kickoff Returns Punt Returns 2008 Season Gp-Gs Tc Gain Loss Net Avg Td Lg No. Yds. Td Lg No. Yds Td Lg No. Yds Td INDIANA STATE (8-28) 1-0 2 53 0 53 26.5 0 51 at Michigan State (9-6) 1-0 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-0 at Maryland (9-20) 1-0 1 0 1 -1 0.0 0 0 1 4 0 4 NORTHERN ILL. (9-27) 1-0 2 0 8 -8 0.0 0 0 1 7 0 7 at Bowling Green (10-4) 1-1 1 0 1 -1 0.0 0 0 4 24 0 16 at Army (10-11) 1-1 1 0 8 -8 0.0 0 0 2 31 0 16 AKRON (10-18) 1-1 1 37 0 37 37.0 0 37 3 35 1 19 3 55 0 24 1 8 0 at Ball State (10-25) 1-0 2 8 0 8 4.0 0 5 3 7 0 5 1 12 0 at Western Mich. (11-1) 1-1 3 37 0 15 2 17 0 at Temple (11-22) 1-1 7 87 0 45 CENTRAL MICH. (11-28) 1-1 4 21 0 14 TOTALS 12-6 10 98 18 80 8.0 0 51 28 253 1 45 3 55 0 24 4 37 0

Kalven Seilis

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Defensive Line ~ So.-Fr. ~ 6-5 ~ 236 lbs Holland Landing, Ontario-Huron Heights H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Kalven Tyler Seilis...Son of Ralf and Amy Selis... Born: 6-28-90...Construction management major...Has a brother, AJ, and a sister, RebeJea...EMU: 2008: One of the recruits who redshirted and will have freshman eligibility in 2009...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Huron Heights H.S. in Holland Landing, Ontario, Canada...Senior Year: Recorded 78 tackles with nine sacks, two fumble returns and one interception...Named All-Metro, All-District and All-Region as a senior.

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Drew Serruto

Letters Earned: 3 (2006, 2007, 2008)

Letters Earned: 1 (2008)

Linebacker ~ Sr.-Sr. ~ 5-8 ~ 216 lbs Cleveland, Ohio-Bedford H.S.

PERSONAL: Full Name: Lorenzo Seaberry III...Son of Lorenzo Seaberry II and Elizabeth Dickson...Born 12-29-86...Communications major...EMU: Has earned three letters...Has played in 31 games during his EMU career...2008: Played in seven games during the season...Selected as one of the Practice Players of the Week for the Akron (Oct. 18) game...2007: Key member of the defense on third and long plays...Singled out as the Defensive Big Playmaker for the Ball State game (Sept. 8) when he recorded 0.5 sacks for a four-yard loss...Had six total stops on the season...2006: Earned his first varsity letter after playing in all 12 games as a reserve linebacker...Earned three single-game awards from the coaching staff...Chosen for Championship Special Teams honors for the Kent State (Nov. 17) game and named one of two Practice Players of the Week for the Ball State (Sept. 31) and Northwestern (Sept. 16) games...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Bedford H.S. in Cleveland, Ohio....Three-year letterwinner in football and four-year letterwinner in track...Named All-Conference as a senior...Selected Player of the Week with a 10 rushes for 120 yards along with 12 tackles. Lorenzo Seaberry’s Game-by-Game Defensive Statistics 2005 Season Gp-Gs S A Loss Sack Ff Fr Int Pd DNP-Redshirt 2006 Season Gp-Gs S A Loss Sack Ff Fr Int Pd at Ball St. (8-31) 1-0 at MSU (9-9) 1-0 at Northwestern (9-16) 1-0 CENT. MICH. (9-23) 1-0 at La. Laf. (9-30) 1-0 at BGSU (10-14) 1-1 TOLEDO (10-21) 1-1 at West. Mich. (10-28) 1-1 OHIO (11-4) 1-1 NAVY (11-11) 1-0 1 at Kent State (11-17) 1-0 NOR. ILL. (11-24) 1-0 TOTALS 12-0 1

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PERSONAL: Full name: Drew Ward Serruto...Son of Roy and Diane Serruto...Born 10-17-89...Undeclared major...Both parents are University of Maryland graduates...Has two brothers, Roy, Jr. and Brad...EMU: 2008: Earned a letter as a true freshman after playing in seven games as a defensive lineman...Recorded three tackles on the year...Moved to the offensive side of the ball for 2009 spring drills...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Centerville H.S. in Centerville, Ohio where he played football for Head Coach Ron Ullery...Senior Year: Earned varsity letters in football and track...Starter on the football team where he recorded 56 tackles, 10 tackles-for-loss, had three sacks and three pass deflections...Junior Year: Earned varsity letters in football and basketball Drew Serruto’s Game-by-Game Defensive Statistics

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Lorenzo Seaberry’s Career Defensive Statistics Year Gp-Gs S A Loss Sack Ff Fr Int Pd 2005 DNP 2006 12-0 1 2007 12-0 3 3 0.5-4 0.5-4 2008 7-0 TOTALS 31-0 4 3 0.5-4 0.5-4

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Offensive Line ~ Fr.-Fr. ~ 6-5 ~ 252 lbs Wheaton, Ill.-Wheaton North H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Andrew Sorgatz...Son of Glen and the late Paula Sorgatz...Born 2-13-91...Has one brother, Peter...Father, Glen, is a DePaul University graduate...EMU: One of the 2009 recruits...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from North H.S. in Wheaton, Ill. where he played football for Head Coach Joe Wardynski...Was the recipient of the Bud Howland Memorial Award which goes to a graduating senior...Senior Year: Selected All-State by The News-Gazette...Voted his team’s Most Valuable Offensive Player...Also named to the All-Conference and AllArea teams...Named the Offensive Most Valuable Player and the Lineman of the Year for his school...Helped the team reach a state playoff berth...Junior Year: Started 10 games at center and defensive tackle and helped the team reach the state playoffs.

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Dominique Sherrer #32

Defensive Line ~ Jr.-So. ~ 6-3 ~ 273 lbs Southfield, Mich.-Lathrup H.S.

Running Back ~ So.-So. ~ 5-11 ~ 190 lbs Cincinnati, Ohio-Colerain H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Dominique Sherrer...Son of Terrence Sherrer, Sr. and Yolanda Sherrer...Born 8-20-90...Finance major...Father, Terrence, is a graduate of Southwestern College and Mother, Yolanda, is a graduate of Pierce College...Has two brothers, Terrence Sherrer Jr. and Dominique Smallwood...EMU: 2008: Played in the first two games of the season before missing the remainder of the year with an injury...Rushed three times for six yards...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Colerain H.S. where he played football for Head Coach Kerry Coombs...Earned the Presidential Award for Excellence, the Award of Merit, Honor Award for Excellence, and was a three-year academic honor student...Senior Year: Named first-team All-State, All-Southwest Ohio and All-League... Broke the school record for touchdowns in a season with 24 and also set the record for total points with 144...Rushed for 1,113 yards, the second-highest in school history...Named LaRosa’s Athlete of the Year... Was also a regional qualifier on the 400-meter relay in track...Junior Year: Named All-League and All-District in track as a member of the 400 and 800-meter relay teams. Dominique Sherrer’s Game-by-Game Offensive Statistics 2008 Season Rushing Game Gp-Gs Tc Gain Loss Net Avg Td Lg INDIANA STATE (8-28) 1-0 3 7 1 6 2.0 0 4 at Michigan State (9-6) 1-0 TOLEDO (9-13) DNP at Maryland (9-20) DNP NORTHERN ILLINOIS (9-27) DNP at Bowling Green (10-4) DNP at Army (10-11) DNP AKRON (10-18) DNP at Ball State (10-25) DNP at Western Michigan (11-1) DNP at Temple (11-22) DNP CENTRAL MICH. (11-28) DNP TOTALS 2-0 3 7 1 6 2.0 0 4

Letters Earned: 1 (2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Brandon Devon Christopher Slater...Son of Danny Simpkins and Esther Slater...Born 4-20-89...Engineering major...Mother, Esther, is an EMU graduate...Has one brother, Brian...EMU: 2008: Earned his first letter after playing in all 12 games, starting nine times...Finished the year with 11 tackles and two tackles-for-loss of five yards...Named the Defensive Big Playmaker for the Indiana State (Aug. 28) game after recording two tackles and one blocked kick...2007: Redshirted in his first season and practiced with the team during the season...Was awarded one of two Practice Player honors for the Vanderbilt (Sept. 29) game...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Lathrup H.S. in Southfield, Mich. where he played football for Head Coach Stephon Thompson...Member of the Academic Honor Roll...Senior Year: Recorded 106 tackles with 54 solos, had seven sacks, four pass deflections and three forced fumbles as a senior defensive lineman... Also played tight end on offense and had 20 receptions and scored eight touchdowns in his final season...Named first-team All-League... Junior Year: Started on both offense and defense and recorded 61 tackles with four sacks and three pass deflections at defensive end... Caught 10 passes and scored five touchdowns as a tight end on offense...Sophomore Year: Earned varsity letters in football and track... Freshman Year: Won varsity letters in cross country and track. Brandon Slater’s Game-by-Game Defensive Statistics 2007 Season Redshirt-DNP 2008 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack INDIANA ST. (8-28) 1-1 2 0 2 at Mich. St. (9-6) 1-0 2 0 2 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-1 0 0 0 at Maryland (9-20) 1-1 1 0 1 NOR. ILL. (9-27) 1-1 0 0 0 at BGSU (10-4) 1-1 0 0 0 at Army (10-11) 1-0 0 0 0 AKRON (10-18) 1-0 1 0 1 at Ball State (10-25) 1-1 0 2 0.5-1 2 at WMU (11-1) 1-1 1 0 1 at Temple (11-22) 1-1 1 0 1 CMU (11-28) 1-1 0 1 1 TOTALS 12-9 8 3 0.5-1 11

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Two Eastern Michigan University defensive backs made their marks nationally with multiple interceptions. Free safety Bob Navarro tied for the NCAA Division I interceptions title in 1989 when he picked off 12 enemy aerials. Cornerback Richard Palmer also turned in an outstanding season in the defensive backfield in 1991 when he tied for sixth in interceptions in the Division I ranks with seven. Palmer also made his mark on the single-game side, as the last EMU player to record four interceptions in a game when he recorded that feat against Western Michigan, Oct. 19, 1991. 52

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The 2009 Eagles SCHOOL: Graduated from Glenville H.S. in Cleveland, Ohio where he played football for Head Coach Ted Ginn Sr....Named to the Academic Merit Roll...Senior Year: Recorded 31 catches for 454 yards with seven touchdowns...In football he was chosen All-League...Also played on defense as a free safety...Selected as a Northeast Ohio All-Star and an honorable mention selection for the Northeast East-West All-Star Game...Chosen to the All-Senate and All-Area teams as a baseball player...Junior Year: Earned a varsity football letter...Selected the Wide Receiver ~ Sr.-Sr. ~ 6-0 ½ ~ 190 lbs Gatorade Athlete of the Year on his baseball squad as well as being Cleveland, Ohio-Glenville H.S. Letters Earned: 3 (2006, 2007, 2008) named an All-Star on the All-Senate baseball team...Sophomore Year: Named Most Improved Player in baseball...Also lettered in footPERSONAL: Full name: Jacory Cordell Stone...Son of Marie Stone and ball and basketball...Freshman Year: Earned a varsity baseball letter James Grubbs...Born 8-11-87...Business management major...Has one and was named Rookie of the Year. sister, Valencia, and three brothers, James, Antoine and Cleve...EMU: Jacory Stone’s Game-by-Game Offensive Statistics Has earned three letters while playing in 36 games, 29 as a starter... 2006 Season Gp-Gs Rec Yds Td Lg Has caught 148 career passes for 1,504 yards and seven touchdowns... at Ball State (8-31) 1-0 1 11 0 11 Enters this season as the third-ranked receiver in EMU history in re- at Michigan State (9-9) 1-0 ceptions (148) and seventh in receiving yards (1,504)...Selected as at Northwestern (9-16) 1-0 1 8 0 8 a preseason first-team All-Mid-American Conference pick in Phil CENTRAL MICHIGAN (9-23) 1-0 1 4 1 4 Steele’s 2009 College Football Preview magazine...2008: Chosen as at Louisiana-Lafayette (9-30) 1-0 1-0 1 5 0 5 a second-team All-Mid-American Conference performer...Turned in at Bowling Green (10-14) 1-0 two outstanding efforts in the final two games of the season, haul- TOLEDO (10-21) 1-1 ing in 18 passes for 152 yards and one touchdown at Temple (Nov. at Western Michigan (10-28) 1-1 22) and then adding 10 receptions for 96 yards in the season finale OHIO (11-4) NAVY (11-11) 1-1 4 26 0 10 against Central Michigan (Nov. 28)...Led the team in receptions (88) at Kent State (11-17) 1-1 2 14 0 8 and receiving yards (943)...Recorded three touchdown receptions... NORTHERN ILLINOIS (11-24) 1-1 3 31 0 23 Had a two-yard TD catch from quarterback Kyle McMahon at Mary- TOTALS 12-5 13 99 1 23 land (Sept. 20), and two touchdown passes from QB Andy Schmitt, Gp-Gs Rec Yds Td Lg a seven yarder at Ball State (Oct. 25) and an eight yarder at Temple... 2007 Season 1-1 2 13 0 9 Named the Offensive Eagle of the Week for the Maryland game and at Pittsburgh (9-1) 1-1 4 22 0 9 was selected as the Offensive Big Playmaker for the Northern Illinois BALL STATE (9-8) 1-1 1 13 0 13 (Sept. 27) contest...Was awarded an Eagles Talon Award by the coach- at Northern Illinois (9-15) HOWARD (9-22) 1-1 4 66 0 37 ing staff for his tenacious effort throughout the season...Finished the at Vanderbilt (9-29) 1-1 1 9 0 9 year ranked third in the MAC and tied for ninth in the nation in recep- at Michigan (10-6) 1-1 3 15 0 9 tions per game (7.33), and was third in the MAC and 38th in the na- at Ohio (10-13) 1-1 9 62 2 17 tion in receiving yards per game (78.58)...Caught seven passes for 109 NORTHWESTERN (10-19) 1-1 8 85 0 24 1-1 5 70 1 20 yards at home against Akron (Oct. 18)...2007: Turned in a breakout WESTERN MICHIGAN (10-27) 1-1 3 49 0 20 year, starting all 12 games and leading the team in receptions (47) at Toledo (11-3) 1-1 and receiving yards (462) while tying for the wide receiver leadership BOWLING GREEN (11-9) 1-1 7 58 0 20 with three touchdown receptions...Earned four single-game coaches’ at Central Michigan (11-16) TOTALS 12-12 47 462 3 37 awards for the year...Named the Offensive Big Playmaker and a Championship Performer in the Howard (Sept. 22) game...Also selected for 2008 Season Gp-Gs Rec Yds Td Lg a Championship Performance against Central Michigan (Nov. 16) and INDIANA STATE (8-28) 1-1 5 46 0 17 a Winning Performance versus Northwestern (Oct. 19)...Turned in two at Michigan State (9-6) 1-1 3 45 0 38 1-1 5 72 0 25 touchdown receptions at Ohio (Oct. 13), with a 17-yard strike and an TOLEDO (9-13) 1-1 9 76 1 30 eight-yard pass from quarterback Andy Schmitt...Grabbed a 19-yard at Maryland (9-20) NORTHERN ILLINOIS (9-27) 1-1 9 98 0 17 touchdown pass from Kyle McMahon against Western Michigan (Oct. 1-1 6 81 0 31 27)...Recorded nine catches for 62 yards and the two scores at Ohio, at Bowling Green (10-14) at Army (10-11) 1-1 4 17 0 8 had eight receptions for 85 yards against Northwestern and hauled in AKRON (10-18) 1-1 7 109 0 24 seven passes for 58 yards in the season finale at CMU...2006: Awarded at Ball State (10-25) 1-1 6 66 1 17 his first letter while playing in all 12 games, earning five starts, in the at Western Michigan (11-1) 1-1 6 85 0 25 last five games of the season...Caught 13 passes for 99 yards, includ- at Temple (11-22) 1-1 18 152 1 19 1-1 10 96 0 42 ing one touchdown reception of four yards from quarterback Andy CENTRAL MICHIGAN (11-28) 12-12 88 943 3 42 Schmitt against Central Michigan (Sept. 23)...Had four catches for 26 TOTALS yards against Navy (Nov. 11)...Chosen by the coaching staff for two Jacory Stone’s Career Statistics Winning Performances, for the Navy (Nov. 11) and Kent State (Nov. 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Jacory Stone

Jacory Stone • Touchdown Watch Receiving Touchdowns Date Opponent QB Yards 9-23-06 CENTRAL MICH. Andy Schmitt 4 10-13-07 at Ohio Andy Schmitt 17 Andy Schmitt 8 10-27-07 WESTERN MICH. Kyle McMahon 19 9-20-08 at Maryland Kyle McMahon 2 10-25-08 at Ball State Andy Schmitt 7 11-22-08 at Temple Andy Schmitt 8

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Tight End ~ Fr.-Fr. ~ 6-4 ~ 265 lbs Elsa, Texas-Edcouch-Elsa H.S.

#81

tight End ~ Sr.-Jr. ~6-4 ~ 230 lbs Kalamazoo, Mich.-Hacket Catholic Central H.S. Letters Earned: 1 (2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Benjamin Michael Thayer...Son of David and Rachel Thayer...Born 5-24-88...Education major...Father, David, earned his bachelor’s degree at Aquinas College and his master’s at EMU...Mother, Rachel, graduated from Aquinas College where she was a track standout... Has four brothers, Jake, Zach, Nick and Dan...EMU: 2008: Earned his first letter after playing in all 12 games, with four starts...Was the starting tight end in the Indiana State (Aug. 28), Akron (Oct. 18), Ball State (Oct. 25) and Temple (Nov. 22) games...Had six catches for 113 yards during the year... Had two receptions for 51 yards with a career-long 27-yard catch in the season opener against Indiana State...2007: Did not play in any games and moved to tight end for 2008 spring drills...EMU: 2006: Was a preferred walk-on to the squad...Redshirted and did not play in any games but practiced with the team all season...Threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Michael Graham in the 2007 Spring Game...Chosen by the coaching staff as one of the two Practice Players of the Week twice, for the Louisiana Lafayette (Sept. 30) and the Bowling Green (Oct. 14) games...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Hackett Central Catholic H.S. in Kalamazoo, Mich. where he played football for Head Coach Jim Coady... Named to the Academic Honor Roll four years in a row and was a member of the National Honor Society, serving as president in his senior year... Named the Detroit Free Press Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a senior...B’Nai Brith Male Scholar-Athlete...The recipient of the Stanley E. Rubleski Award as the Outstanding Male Scholar-Athlete...Student Council treasurer as a senior...Senior Year: All-State honorable mention quarterback by The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press...First-team All-Conference and team MVP...Passed for 1,420 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed for 825 yards and 14 touchdowns...Captain of the basketball team and was Wide Receiver ~ Fr.-Fr. ~ 6-3 ~ 202 lbs an all-state honorable mention pick...First-team All-Conference and team Bennettsville, S.C.-Marlboro County H.S. MVP in basketball...Captain of the track team and was a state qualifier on the 4x200-meter and 4x400-meter relay teams...Also played outfield in PERSONAL: Full name: Kinsman Thomas...Son of Russell and Andrea baseball...Junior Year: Recipient of the Best Underclassman Award...FirstThomas...EMU: One of the 2009 recruits...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated team All-Conference and team MVP in basketball...Also earned a baseball letter...Sophomore Year: Starting tight end on the football team and also from Marlboro County H.S. in Bennettsville, S.C. where he played football earned a starting berth in basketball as well as a varsity track letter.

PERSONAL: Full name: Aaron Arturo Tanguma..Son of Aaron and Celinda Tanguma...Born: 4-9-91...Both parents are graduates of the University of Texas-Pan American...Dad, Aaron, played baseball at Pan American and mother, Celinda, ran track at Pan American...Has two sisters, Aylssa and Arianna...EMU: One of the 2009 recruits...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Edcouch-Elsa H.S. in Elsa, Texas where he played football for Head Coach Joe Solis...Finished his high school football career with 75 receptions for 909 yards and 17 touchdowns... Senior Year: Named a top 75 prospect in the state of Texas by texasprepinsider.com...Selected as the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year after finishing second on the team in tackles...Recorded 27 catches for 295 yards and eight touchdowns as a receiver...First-team All-State, AllDistrict and All-Conference...Named the Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year...Also played varsity basketball...Junior Year: All-State, All-District and All-League tight end...Lettered in varsity basketball...Sophomore Year: Named All-District as a tight end in football...Freshman Year: Played varsity baseball.

Kinsman Thomas

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for Head Coach Dean Boyd...Two-time All-State wide receiver...Earned the Zone Man Award as the best player in his region...Was a preseason Top 25 pick in the state of South Carolina heading into his senior season... Selected as a starter in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas...Caught 44 passes for 1,017 yards with 13 touchdowns as a senior...Also a top basketball player, finishing second on the team in scoring at 11.6 ppg.

Ben Thayer’s Game-by-Game Offensive Statistics 2006 Season DNP-Redshirt 2007 Season DNP 2008 Season INDIANA STATE (8-28) at Michigan State (9-6) TOLEDO (9-13) at Maryland (9-20) NORTHERN ILLINOIS (9-27) at Bowling Green (10-14) at Army (10-11) AKRON (10-18) at Ball State (10-25) at Western Michigan (11-1) at Temple (11-22) CENTRAL MICHIGAN (11-28) TOTALS

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Defensive Back ~ So.-Fr. ~ 5-9 ~ 190 lbs Jackson, Mich.-Jackson H.S.

Latarrius Thomas #41 Defensive Back ~ Sr.-Jr. ~ 6-2 ~ 206 lbs New Smyrna Beach, Fla.-Smyrna Beach H.S. University of Louisville

PERSONAL: Full name: Tyler Christopher Thomas...Son of Terry and Pandora Thomas...Born 9-28-90...Business major...Father, Terry, is an EMU graduate while Mother, Pandora, is a graduate of Michigan State University...Has one sister, Tiffany...EMU: 2008: Practiced with the team, but did not play in any games and will have freshman eligibility in 2009... Named one of two Practice Players of the Week twice, for the Northern Illinois (Sept. 27) and Ball State (Oct. 25)...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Jackson H.S. where he played football for Head Coach Jack Fairly... Named to the Academic Honor Roll and also singled out for an NASSP American Citizen Award...Senior Year: Rushed for 1,137 yards and 12 touchdowns...Completed his career with a 7.3 yards-per-carry average... All-Capital Area Activities Conference and Jackson Citizen Patriot AllArea first-team selection in football...Also named honorable mention All-State by the Detroit Free Press...All-Area track performer...Junior Year: Named first-team All-Capital Area Activities Conference as well as a first-team All-Area pick by The Jackson Citizen Patriot...Rushed for 1,002 yards on 149 carries...Also named to the All-Capital Area Activities Conference track team...Sophomore Year: Earned a track letter... Freshman Year: Lettered in track.

FIELDTURF — THE FUTURE OF SPORTS SURFACING While most synthetic surfaces are simply a carpet with an underpadding, FieldTurf surfaces have a thickness and density like natural grass. The resiliency of the FieldTurf surface is generated not from an underpadding, but from the shock absorbing infill surrounding each blade of smooth synthetic grass. The turf is virtually non abrasive and allows athletes to slide, pivot and twist their cleats in the surface unlike any other synthetic grass field. The special infill gives FieldTurf the same torque release as natural grass. Ample spacing between each blade of tufted FieldTurf fiber allows cleated shoes to easily penetrate, rotate and release, minimizing the chance of motion related injury. The oil base in the hybrid synthetic fibers naturally coat each blade of FieldTurf grass, making it smooth and soft on the skin. Athletes can comfortably slide on the turf, without risk of painful “turf-burn” injuries. This system maintains its resilient qualities over time and will not stiffen, so athletes can enjoy a consistent and natural “bounce” to the surface throughout the life of the field. Legendary Nebraska football coach, Dr. Tom Osborne said of the turf: “I believe FieldTurf has a great future. The design concept is different from any other, combining the durable features of artificial turf with the safety and playability benefits of natural grass.”

PERSONAL: Full name: Latarrius Thomas...Son of Harold Cox...Born 3-22-87...EMU: Joined the team in January 2009 and participated in 2009 spring drills...Has to sit out the 2009 season as a transfer from the University of Louisville, but can practice with the team...Will be eligible to play in 2010...LOUISVILLE: Started as a true freshman in 2006 and played through the 2008 season for the Cardinals...Played in 23 total games, starting 11 times...Had 43 career tackles...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Smyrna Beach H.S. in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. where he played football for Head Coach Howie DeChristofaro...Ranked one of Florida’s top 100 prospects as a senior...Selected to play in the CaliFlorida All-Star game...Was a two-year football starter and recorded 35 receptions for 500 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior...Was an All-Conference and All-County selection.

EMU Did You Know? Since its creation by the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, the Michigan MAC Trophy has found its way to all three Michigan schools. The traveling trophy goes to the school with the best record between the other schools. Western Michigan won the trophy in 2005, with Central Michigan capturing it in 2006. Eastern Michigan won the 2007 title and kept control of the trophy in 2008.

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Patrick Treppa

Punter ~ Sr.-Jr. ~ 5-10 ~ 157 lbs Livonia, Mich.-Stevenson H.S.

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Letters Earned: 1 (2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Patrick John Pruett Treppa...Son of Allan Treppa and Pamela Pruett...Born 5-20-88...Secondary education major...Father, Allan, is an Arizona State University graduate and Mother, Pamela, is a Wayne State University graduate...Has two brothers, Martin and Michael, and one sister, Elizabeth...EMU: 2008: Earned his first varsity letter after stepping in to handle the punting duties for Zach Johnson who was slowed by injuries...Punted 23 times for 774 yards and a 33.7 yard average...Had a long punt of 49 in the season finale against Central Michigan (Nov. 28)...Garnered MAC West Division Special Teams Player of the Week honors after the Eagles upset defending MAC champion Central Michigan...Dropped eight of his 23 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line and also had three fair caught...Also handled one kickoff in the Northern Illinois (Sept. 27) game...Named one of the Special Teams Players of the Week three times, for the Toledo (Sept. 13), Western Michigan (Nov. 1) and CMU contests...2007: Did not play in any games...2006: Did not play in any games...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Livonia Stevenson H.S. where he played football for Head Coach Tim Gabel...Member of the Academic Honor Roll and the Dean’s List...Broke the school-record for most PATs in a game (10), season and consecutive (48).

PUNTING PLACE-KICKING 2007 Season Gp-Gs No. Yds Avg Lp Bl 1-20 FGm FGa DNP PUNTING PLACE-KICKING 2008 Season Gp-Gs No. Yds Avg Lp Bl 1-20 FGm IND. ST. (8-28) 1-0 1 28 28.0 28 1 at Mich. St. (9-6) DNP TOLEDO (9-13) 1-1 7 215 30.7 45 2 at Maryland (9-20) 1-1 2 70 35.0 37 1 1 NOR. ILL. (9-27) 1-0 at BGSU (10-4) DNP at Army (10-11) DNP AKRON (10-18) DNP at Ball State (10-25) DNP at West. Mich. (11-1) 1-1 4 155 38.8 42 2 at Temple (11-22) 1-1 5 146 29.2 38 1 CENT. MICH. (11-28) 1-1 4 160 40.0 49 1 TOTALS 7-5 23 774 33.7 49 8 Patrick Treppa’s Game-by-Game Punting Statistics 2008 IND. ST. (8-28-08) Qtr. No. Yds Lp Bl I-20 YL Result 1 28 28 1 4th 1 28 28 1 ISU 14 Downed 3rd 1 55 55 0 ISU 5 Downed TOLEDO (9-13-08) Qtr. No. Yds Lp Bl I-20 YL Result 7 215 30.7 45 2 1st 1 45 45 45 UT 27 Downed 1 19 19 19 UT 38 Downed 1 14 14 14 UT 26 Downed 2nd 1 18 18 18 UT 20 Out of bounds 1 38 38 38 1 UT 16 Fair catch 3rd 1 39 39 39 UT 39 Out of bounds 1 42 42 42 1 UT 18 Fair catch at Maryland (9-20-08) Qtr. No. Yds Lp Bl 2 70 35 1 1st 1 37 1 4th 1 33 33

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CENTRAL MICHIGAN (11-28-08) Qtr. No. Yds Lp Bl I-20 YL Result 4 160 49 1 1st 1 43 43 CMU 47 Return 36 3rd 1 49 49 1 CMU 19 Downed 38 38 CMU 23 Return 37 4th 1 1 30 30 CMU 29 Out of bounds

Offensive Line ~ So.-Fr. ~ 6-4 ~ 290 lbs Chesterton, Ind.-Chesterton H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Mark Thomas VanDenburgh...Son of Thomas and Candace VanDenburgh...Born 9-26-89...Finance major...Has a brother, John, and a sister, Lisa...EMU: 2008: Redshirted as a freshman and did not play in any games and will have freshman eligibility in 2009... Practiced with the team all year...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Chesterton H.S. in Chesterton, Ind. where he played for Head Coach John Snyder...Senior Year: Battled injuries most of senior year, but he recorded 43 pancake blocks...First-team All-State and All-Conference... Junior Year: All-Conference, All-Area and All-State selection.

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Linebacker ~ So.-So.~ 5-10 ~ 184 lbs Saginaw, Mich.-Swan Valley H.S.

Cory Watman

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Offensive Lineman ~ So.-Fr. ~ 6-2 ~ 280 lbs Queensland, Ontario-Huron Heights H.S.

Letters Won: 1 (2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Herbert Lee Waits...Son of William and Tracy Waters...Born 4-19-90...Education major...Father, William, was a four-year letterwinner in wrestling at the University of Michigan...EMU: 2008: Played in all 12 games as a true freshman and earned his first varsity letter...One of the key players on special teams...Selected as Special Teams Players of the Week twice, for the Indiana State (Aug. 28) and Central Michigan (Nov. 28) games...Recorded 18 tackles on the year with a single-game best of four twice, against both Indiana State and CMU...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Swan Valley H.S. in Saginaw, Mich. where he played football for Head Coach Rich Bell...Earned eight varsity letters four in track, three in football and one in wrestling...Senior Year: Named first-team All-Conference and honorable mention All-Area as a runnning back while rushing for more than 1,200 yards... Also a first-team All-League selection in the 100 and 200-meter dashs in track...Wrestled at 189 pounds and helped the team reach the Division III state semi-finals...Junior Year: Started at linebacker and fullback on a football team that went 12-1 and advanced to the state semi-finals... Helped lead the track team to a third-place finish at the Division III state championship and earned All-State honors in three events...Was named All-Conference and All-Area for the 100-meter dash and relays... Sophomore Year: Started at linebacker and fullback on the football team that went 11-2 and advanced to the state quarterfinals...Was an All-Conference selection in track in both the 100 and 200-meter dashs... Freshman Year: Was a state qualifer in the 100-meter dash...First-team All-Conference in the 100 meters. Herb Waits’ Game-by-Game Defensive Statistics 2008 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack INDIANA ST. (8-28) 1-0 4 0 4 at Mich. St. (9-6) 1-0 0 0 0 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-0 1 0 1 at Maryland (9-20) 1-0 1 0 1 NOR. ILL. (9-27) 1-0 0 0 0 at BGSU (10-4) 1-0 2 1 3 at Army (10-11) 1-0 1 0 1 AKRON (10-18) 1-0 2 0 2 at Ball State (10-25) 1-0 0 0 0 at WMU (11-1) 1-0 1 0 1 at Temple (11-22) 1-0 0 1 1 CMU (11-28) 1-0 3 1 4 TOTALS 12-0 15 3 18

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PERSONAL: Full name: Corey Alexander Watman...Son of Brian and Eva Watman...Born: 6-17-89...Has two brothers, Brant and Josh...International Buisness major...HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Head Coach Heith Weir at Huron Heights High School in Newmarket, Ontario.

Nate Wilson

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Defensive Back ~ Jr.-So. ~ 5-11 ~ 180 lbs Mentor, Ohio-Mentor H.S. Letters Earned: 1 (2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Nate Wilson...Son of Roosevelt and Kim Wilson... Criminal justice major...EMU: 2008: Earned his first varsity letter after playing in all 12 games, starting four times...Started against Bowling Green (Oct. 4), Army (Oct. 11), Akron (Oct. 18) and Central Michigan (Nov. 28)...Recorded 26 tackles on the year while also forcing one fumble and turning in one pass deflection...Had a career-best six tackles at Western Michigan (Nov. 1)...2007: Redshirted and did not play in any games, but practiced with the team...Earned one of two Practice Player awards for the Ohio (Oct. 13) game...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Mentor H.S. in Mentor, Ohio...Three-year letterwinner...Senior Year: Defensive captain of the football team...Also played quarterback on the offensive side of the ball. Nate Wilson’s Game-by-Game Defensive Statistics 2008 Season Total Game Gp-Gs S A Loss Sacks Ff Fr Int Pd Tack INDIANA ST. (8-28) 1-1 1 0 1 at Mich. St. (9-6) 1-0 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-0 at Maryland (9-20) 1-0 NOR. ILL. (9-27) 1-0 2 0 2 at BGSU (10-4) 1-1 1 4 5 at Army (10-11) 1-1 AKRON (10-18) 1-1 2 0 2 at Ball State (10-25) 1-0 1 0 1 at WMU (11-1) 1-0 6 0 6 at Temple (11-22) 1-0 3 1 1 4 CMU (11-28) 1-1 5 0 1 5 TOTALS 12-4 21 5 1 1 26

The 2009 season is the 34th year of Mid-American Conference action for the Eastern Michigan University football team. Eastern was admitted into the MAC in 1971, but a complete MAC football schedule could not be cleared until 1976.

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Running Back ~ Jr.-So. ~ 5-9 ~ 182 lbs Akron, Ohio-Green H.S. Letters Earned: 1 (2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: Corey Michael Welch...Son of Jeff and Lisa Welch...Born 5-2-88...Biology major...Has one brother, Jesse, and one sister, Brynne...Both parents are graduates of The Ohio State University... Grandfather, Harry Welch, played football at the University of Southern California and was on the 1953 Rose Bowl championship team...Father, Jeff, played football at Clarion University and brother, Jesse, played lacrosse at The Ohio State University...EMU: 2008: Earned his first letter after playing in all 12 games...Rushed 25 times for 154 yards...Also returned 26 kickoffs for 562 yards to lead the team in return yards...

Selected as the Special Teams Most Valuable Player...Named one of the Special Teams Players of the Week for the Maryland (Sept. 20) game... Top rushing effort was 65 yards on five carries in the season opener against Indiana State (Aug. 28)...Had two games with 100+ yards in kickoff returns with 119 on four returns against Akron (Oct. 18) and 100 yards on five returns at Ball State (Oct. 25)...2007: Redshirted... Practiced with the team and was awarded one of two Practice Player honors for the Northern Illinois (Sept. 15) game...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Green H.S. in Green, Ohio where he played football for Head Coach Elden McVicker...Member of the Academic Honor Roll for four years and graduated with academic honors...Lettered three years in football and four each in wrestling and track...Senior Year: First-team All-League and second-team All-State in football and first-team All-State in wrestling...Named to the All-Northeast Region track team...Junior Year: First-team All-League in football and wrestling, first-team AllDistrict and honorable mention All-State in football, and second-team All-District in wrestling...Sophomore Year: Second-team All-League in football and All-District in wrestling...Freshman Year: Second-team All-District in wrestling and All-League in track...Finished seventh in the nationals in freshman wrestling.

Corey Welch’s Game-by-Game Offensive Statistics Rushing Receptions Kickoff Returns Punt Returns 2007 Season Gp-Gs Tc Gain Loss Net Avg Td Lg No. Yds. Td Lg No. Yds Td Lg No. Yds Td Lg DNP-Redshirt Rushing Receptions Kickoff Returns Punt Returns 2008 Season Gp-Gs Tc Gain Loss Net Avg Td Lg No. Yds. Td Lg No. Yds Td Lg No. Yds Td Lg INDIANA STATE (8-28) 1-0 5 65 0 65 13.0 0 21 1 5 0 5 at Michigan State (9-6) 1-0 TOLEDO (9-13) 1-0 2 31 0 16 at Maryland (9-20) 1-0 6 32 0 32 5.3 0 12 3 82 0 31 NORTHERN ILL. (9-27) 1-0 4 23 0 23 5.8 0 11 3 68 0 27 at Bowling Green (10-4) 1-0 1 21 0 21 at Army (10-11) 1-0 AKRON (10-18) 1-0 6 19 5 14 2.3 0 8 4 119 0 32 at Ball State (10-25) 1-0 4 20 0 20 5.0 0 9 1 -2 0 0 5 100 0 28 at Western Mich. (11-1) 1-0 3 41 0 22 at Temple (11-22) 1-0 2 24 0 23 CENTRAL MICH. (11-28) 1-0 3 76 0 35 TOTALS 12-0 25 159 5 154 6.2 0 21 2 3 0 5 26 562 0 35

EMU Did You Know?

Former quarterback Walter Church (19) gets protection from guard Rich Chorak (64) as he looks for wide receiver Jermaine Sheffield (84) during EMU’s game at the University of Michigan, Sept. 19, 1998. The Eagles played in front of their largest crowd in history, 110,438, in that 1998 battle. The Eagles are scheduled to square off against the Wolverines again in the “Big House” during the 2009 and 2011 seasons.

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The 2009 Eagles Jason Williams

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Quarterback ~ Jr.-So. ~ 6-3 ~ 191 lbs Dayton, Ohio-Miamisburg H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Jason Orlin Williams...Son of Dave and Donna Williams...Born 10-1-88...Has one brother, Justin...EMU: 2008: Played in three games early in the year before missing the final eight contests with a shoulder injury...Played in the season opener against Indiana State (Aug. 28) and attempted one incomplete pass...Rushed two times for 28 yards in that ISU contest, including scoring on a 19yard run in the fourth quarter...Went 1-for-2 for four yards with one interception at Maryland (Sept. 20)...2007: Redshirted as a freshman...Practiced with the team and earned one of two Practice Player 2008 Season Gp-Gs INDIANA STATE (8-28) 1-0 at Michigan State (9-6) DNP TOLEDO (9-13) DNP at Maryland (9-20) 1-0 NORTHERN ILL. (9-27) 1-0 at Bowling Green (10-4) DNP at Army (10-11) DNP AKRON (10-18) DNP at Ball State (10-25) DNP at Western Michigan (11-1) DNP at Temple (11-22) DNP CENTRAL MICH. (11-28) DNP TOTALS 3-0

awards for the Ohio (Oct. 13) game...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Miamisburg H.S. in Miamisburg, Ohio where he played football for Head Coach Tim Lewis...Was a member of the Academic Honor Roll... Broke three school records: Yards in a game (340), career touchdown passes (22) and single-season passing yards (1,632)...Also rushed for 782 yards with 14 rushing touchdowns...Senior Year: Made the list of top 22 football players in the Miami Valley...Earned All-League honors in football and selected as one of Ohio’s top 100 players, ranked No. 71...Threw for 1,340 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed 72 times for 482 yards and eight touchdowns...Set a school record for passing yards in a game (340)...Chosen as the football team’s Most Valuable Player...Junior Year: Earned All-League honors in both football and baseball...Broke the school record for passing yards in a season (1,632)...Threw for 14 touchdowns and ran for eight...Selected as the football team’s Most Valuable Player...Started on the baseball team and hit .390 while helping Miamisburg make it to the State Final Four...Sophomore Year: Was the backup quarterback to his brother, Justin Williams...Made the All-League team in baseball after hitting .400 and helping the team make it to the regional finals in the state tournament.

Jason Williams’ Game-by-Game Offensive Statistics ushing R Passing Total Offense TC Gain Loss Net Avg Td Lg Comp Att Int Yds Td Lg Pct Sks Plays Yards 2 28 0 28 14.0 1 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 3 28 1 1

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Mike Zupancic #53 Long Snapper ~ So.-Fr. ~ 6-4 ~ 250 lbs Trabuco Canyon, Calif.-Trabuco Hills H.S.

PERSONAL: Full name: Michael Martin Zupancic...Son of Marty and Loretta Zupancic...Born 12-14-89...Mechanical engineering major...Has one sister, Julie...EMU: 2008: Redshirted and will have freshman eligibility this year...Practiced with the team all season...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Trabuco Hills H.S. in Mission Viejo, Calif. where he played football for Head Coach Jason Negro...Senior Year: Finished his career ranked as the fifthbest long snapper in the nation...Played on the football team that won the Southwest Division title and was a CIF Division finalist...Competed on the track team that won the California Div. I Southern Section crown... Named football Player of the Week three times...Selected All-League firstteam in football...Placed sixth in the shot put and discus at the CIF meet... Junior Year: Helped the football team make the CIF Division semifinals... All-League second-team...CIF finalist in track and was the team captain of the throwers...Sophomore Year: Backup and special teams player on the varsity football team and also lettered in track.

Did You Know? One of the cornerstones of the Eastern Michigan University athletic program, Dr. Lloyd W. Olds, is the man responsible for the invention of the striped referee shirt used today. Olds was a member of EMU’s faculty for 42 years and was a coach, athletic director and head of intramurals. While an undergraduate student in 1914, Olds began refereeing high school basketball games. “The referee often looked very much like a player,” Olds said, “so the lads often threw the ball to me or bounced it off my head. I had a knitting concern make up a special shirt for me. The shirt had broad black and white stripes. I took plenty of ribbing when I first appeared in it but the idea caught on among both basketball and football officials.” That striped shirt is now a universal symbol of the authority of game officials throughout the world. Olds retired from EMU after serving the institution he loved for 42 years. He died in 1982. The Olds-Robb Student Recreation/Intramural Complex on the EMU campus is a fitting memorial to the man of stripes.

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The 2009 Eagles DeAnthony White #18 Wide Receiver ~ Sr.-Sr. ~ 5-8 ~ 170 lbs Kennesaw, Ga.-Kell H.S. Letters Earned: 3 (2006, 2007, 2008)

PERSONAL: Full name: DeAnthony White...Son of Kimberly White... Born: 8-20-87...Communications major... Has two sisters, Ashley and Antoinette, and a brother, Rayshawn...EMU: Has earned three letters while playing three straight years, the first as a true freshman...One of the more versatile players on the team, contributing in the rushing game, the receiving game, and on both kickoff and punt returns...Has played in 30 games for the Eagles, 14 as a starter...Has 31 rushes during his career for 192 yards and one score and has grabbed 63 passes for 688 yards and four scores...Has also returned eight kickoffs for 180 yards and six punt returns for 28 yards...2008: Earned his third varsity letter after playing in eight games, starting twice...Caught 15 passes for 156 yards during the year...Had two rushes for 47 yards, including a 44-yard run in the season finale against Central Michigan (Nov. 28)... Caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Andy Schmitt in that CMU contest...2007: Played in all 12 games, starting nine times... Spent time as a receiver, running back and kick returner...Rushed 27

times for 139 yards, caught 33 passes for 357 yards, and returned five kickoffs for 93 yards...Had one rushing touchdown, a 68-yard run at Northern Illinois (Sept. 14)...Turned in three receiving scores, a 67 yarder from quarterback Andy Schmitt against Ball State (Sept. 8), a 38-yard strike from Schmitt against Ohio (Oct. 13) and a 28-yard aerial from Schmitt against Central Michigan (Nov. 16)...Earned three singlegame coaches’ awards, as the Offensive Eagle of the Week and for a Winning Performance against NIU, and an Offensive Big Playmaker award for the Ball State contest...2006: One of five true freshmen to see game action...Played in 10 games earning three starts, against Central Michigan (Sept. 23), Ohio (Nov. 4) and Navy (Nov. 11)...Played tailback and wide receiver while also returning kickoffs...Rushed 12 times for 21 yards, caught 15 passes for 38 yards and returned two kickoffs for 35 yards...Chosen by the coaching staff for a Winning Performance against Ohio...Caught seven passes for 76 yards against Navy...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Kell H.S. in Kennesaw, Ga.... Rushed for 582 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 424 yards on 37-of-57 passes as a senior. DeAnthony White’s Touchdown Watch Receiving Touchdowns Date Opponent Quarterback Yards Time 9-8-07 BALL STATE Andy Schmitt 67 2nd-04:45 10-13-07 at Ohio Andy Schmitt 38 3rd-11:21 11-16-07 at Central Michigan Andy Schmitt 28 2nd-06:01 11-28-08 CENTRAL MICHIGAN Andy Schmitt 10 2nd-10:03 Date 9-15-07

Rushing Touchdowns Opponent Yards at Northern Illlinois 68

Time 3rd-07:23

EMU Did You Know? Former EMU All-America Ron Johnson was chosen in the first round of the 1978 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Johnson enjoyed an outstanding EMU football career from 1974-77. He capped his college career by playing in two postseason All-Star games. He was named the Defensive MVP of the Senior Bowl and also played in the East-West Shrine All-Star contest. He started at cornerback for the Steelers in Super Bowls XIII and XIV.

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DeAnthony White’s Game-by-Game Offensive Statistics Rushing Receiving Kickoff Returns Punt Returns 2006 Season Gp-Gs Tc Gain Loss Net Td Lg Avg No. Yds Td Lg No. Yds. Lg Td No. Yds. Td Lg at Ball State (8-31) 1-0 at Michigan State (9-9) 1-0 3 0 6 -6 0 0 0.0 1 38 0 38 at Northwestern (9-16) 1-0 CENTRAL MICHIGAN (9-23) 1-1 1 5 0 5 0 0 5.0 2 4 0 4 at Louisiana-Laf. (9-30) 1-0 1 0 7 -7 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 2 35 17.5 30 at Bowling Green (10-14) 1-0 2 26 0 26 TOLEDO (10-21) DNP at Western Michigan (10-28) 1-0 1 31 0 31 OHIO (11-4) 1-1 5 26 0 26 0 9 5.2 NAVY (11-11) 1-1 2 4 1 3 0 4 1.5 7 76 0 32 at Kent State (11-17) 1-0 1 0 0 0 NORTHERN ILL. (11-24) DNP TOTALS 10-3 12 35 14 21 0 9 1.8 15 175 0 38 2 35 17.5 30 Rushing 2007 Season Gp-Gs Tc Gain Loss Net Td Lg Avg at Pittsburgh (9-1) 1-1 BALL STATE (9-8) 1-1 at Northern Illinois (9-15) 1-1 3 78 0 78 1 68 26.0 HOWARD (9-22) 1-1 2 12 3 9 0 12 4.5 at Vanderbilt (9-29) 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 at Michigan (10-6) 1-0 at Ohio (10-13) 1-1 3 25 7 18 0 16 6.0 NORTHWESTERN (10-19) 1-1 WESTERN MICHIGAN (10-27) 1-1 2 0 3 -3 0 0 0.0 at Toledo (11-3) 1-0 1 7 0 7 0 7 7.0 BOWLING GREEN (11-9) 1-0 1 6 0 6 0 6 6.0 at Central Michigan (11-16) 1-1 2 5 2 3 0 5 1.5 TOTALS 12-9 15 133 15 118 1 68 7.9

Receiving Kickoff Returns Punt Returns No. Yds Td Lg No. Yds. Lg Td No. Yds. Td 2 -1 0 4 7 94 1 67 5 89 0 39 1 0 0 0 1 6 0 6 3 15 0 6 6 74 1 38 2 16 0 9 2 40 23 0 1 5 0 5 1 14 0 14 3 53 22 0 1 0 0 0 3 45 1 28 33 357 3 67 5 93 23 0

Rushing Receiving Kickoff Returns Punt Returns 2008 Season Gp-Gs Tc Gain Loss Net Td Lg Avg No. Yds Td Lg No. Yds. Lg Td No. Yds. Td INDIANA STATE (8-28) 1-0 3 37 0 16 3 23 0 at Michigan State (Sept. 6) 1-1 1 6 0 6 TOLEDO (Sept. 13) 1-1 4 34 0 15 1 0 0 at Maryland (Sept. 20) 1-0 NORTHERN ILLINOIS (9-27) 1-0 at Bowling Green (10-4) 1-0 1 2 0 2 0 2 2.0 2 5 0 at Army (10-11) DNP AKRON (10-18) DNP at Ball State (10-25) DNP at Western Michigan (11-1) DNP at Temple (11-22) 1-0 1 4 0 4 0 4 4.0 1 2 0 2 0 35 0 26 CENTRAL MICHIGAN (11-28) 1-0 2 47 0 47 0 44 23.5 6 77 1 42 1 17 0 17 TOTALS 8-2 4 53 0 53 0 44 13.3 15 156 1 42 1 52 0 26 6 28 0 DeAnthony White’s Career Statistics Rushing Receiving Year Gp-Gs Tc Gain Loss Net Td Lg Avg No. Yds Td 2006 10-3 12 35 14 21 0 9 1.8 15 175 0 2007 12-9 15 133 15 118 1 68 7.9 33 357 3 2008 8-2 4 53 0 53 0 44 13.3 15 156 1 TOTALS 30-14 31 221 29 192 1 68 6.2 63 688 4 Had one pass attempt, vs. Ball State (Sept. 8, 2007)

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Future Football Schedules (NON-CONFERENCE ONLY) 2010 Sept.

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Sept. 25 at Ohio State Oct.

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2011 Sept. 17 at Michigan Sept. 24 at Penn State 2012 Sept. Oct.

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2013 Sept.

7 at Penn State

Sept. 14 at Rutgers Oct.

12 at Army

2014 Sept.

6 at Florida

2015 Oct.

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Coaching Staff Head Coach

Ron English First Year at EMU • California, 1990

Ron English has prepared a lifetime to call a football program his own and he has not wasted any time in putting his stamp on Eastern Michigan University football. After serving as an assistant football coach at four of the nation’s top football schools, English was named the head football coach at Eastern Michigan University, Dec. 22, 2008. “When we began this search for a new head football coach at Eastern Michigan University we wanted someone that we felt could take our program in a new direction,” EMU Director of Athletics Dr. Derrick Gragg said at the press conference announcing English as Eastern’s new head football coach. “After going through an exhaustive search process we selected Ron English to lead our football program. He has proven himself as a tremendous defensive coordinator over a long career and we feel that he is prepared to take over our football team as a head coach.” That patience in learning the game at several stops has paid big dividends for the highly energetic English as he begins the task of rebuilding the EMU football program in all phases of the operation. Just minutes after finishing the press conference, the 40-year-old English was a on a mission to hire a staff, hit 66

the road to begin the task of signing his first recruiting class as a head coach and developing the blueprint for success. That dedication to detail in his early days reflects one of English’s strongest traits and is reflected in his theme for his first EMU season: Embrace the Process. English accepted the challenge of developing a winning atmosphere at EMU after spending the previous 15 years learning the college football trade at the University of Louisville, the University of Michigan, Arizona State University and San Diego State University. English spent the 2008 season as an assistant football coach at Louisville and just prior to that was a member of the University of Michigan football staff from 2003-07 where he coached the defensive backs for his first three seasons and served as the football program’s defensive coordinator in his final two seasons under legendary Head Coach Lloyd Carr. In 2007 English oversaw an aggressive Michigan defense that was the nation’s eighth-ranked pass defense and 17th in pass efficiency defense. The Wolverines were also 23rd in scoring defense and 24th in total defense. English was named Rivals.com National Defensive Coordinator of the Year during his initial season as the defensive signal caller at Michigan in 2006. That Wolverine defense rated among the nation’s best, finishing first against the run, fourth in sacks, seventh in third-down defense, 10th in total defense and 15th in scoring defense. The U-of-M defensive secondary collected 36 interceptions during his three seasons overseeing the entire corps and turned four of those

picks into touchdowns. In addition, the Wolverines yielded just 37 touchdown passes by the opposition during that time, including an NCAA-leading nine in 2003. English became the first coach in NCAA history to have two defensive backs earn consensus All-America honors in the same season, since the organization began incorporating both an offensive and defensive team in 1965, as cornerback Marlin Jackson and safety Ernest Shazor earned the recognition following the 2004 season. During his tenure on the Michigan staff he coached an All-Big Ten defensive back in every season and had two AllConference selections in four of his five seasons. English made an immediate impact on the Wolverine secondary during his first season as an assistant coach when U-M tied for the national lead in fewest

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Coaching Staff touchdown passes yielded with nine, and finished ninth in pass efficiency defense. The secondary collected 13 interceptions and returned two for scores. English began his collegiate coaching career as the defensive backs coach at Mt. San Antonio College (1993) in Walnut, Calif. after coaching for one season at Ganesha High School (1992), his alma mater, in Pomona, Calif. English also tutored the secondary for two seasons at San Diego State (199697) and served as the outside linebackers coach at Northern Arizona for the 1996 spring practice. He then went on to spent five seasons (1998-2002) as an assistant foot-

ball coach at Arizona State University. He coached the secondary all five years with the Sun Devils, the final two years with the cornerbacks and the previous three seasons mentoring the safeties. He helped ASU to three bowl appearances: the 1999 and 2000 Aloha and 2002 Holiday bowls. His first stint at ASU was as a graduate assistant coach handling the defensive line during the 1994-95 seasons. English was a four-year letterman (1987-90) and senior starter at safety for the University of California Golden Bears football squad. He also started on special teams all four seasons at California. English finished his career with 134 tackles and seven sacks and

participated in the 1990 Copper Bowl against Wyoming. His identical twin brother, Don, also played for the Golden Bears. A 1990 graduate of the University of California-Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, English earned his master’s degree in education administration from Arizona State in 1995. English will be one of seven African-American head coaches in the 120-school NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision ranks. English and his wife, Sophia (Woodard) have three children; Simon (10), Sydney (5) and Seth (4).

The Ron English File

Name: Ron English Born: May 21, 1968 High School: Ganesha (Pomona, Calif.) College: University of California-Berkley - Bachelor’s degree in social sciences - 1990 Arizona State University - Master’s degree in education administration - 1995 Family: Wife: Sophia; Three children: Simon (10), Sydney (5), Seth (4)

Coaching Experience Year 2009

School Eastern Michigan University

Position Head Coach

Record-Highlights Named Head Coach Dec. 22, 2008

2008 University of Louisville Asst. Coach-Defensive Coordinator

5-7; Total defense and rushing defense ranked in the top 10 nationally for 10 of 12 games

2007 University of Michigan Asst. Coach-Defensive Coordinator

9-4; T-2nd Big Ten; Capital One Bowl Champions; Ranked eighth in the nation in pass defense

2006 University of Michigan Asst. Coach-Defensive Coordinator

11-2; T-2nd Big Ten; Rose Bowl; Rivals.com National Defensive Coord. of the Year Led the nation in run defense

2005

University of Michigan

Asst. Coach-Secondary

7-5; T-3rd Big Ten; Alamo Bowl

2004

University of Michigan

Asst. Coach-Secondary

9-3; T-1st Big Ten; Rose Bowl

2003 University of Michigan Asst. Coach-Secondary

10-3; 1st Big Ten; Rose Bowl; Nation’s leader in passing TDs allowed; 9th in def. pass efficiency

2002

Arizona State University

Asst. Coach-Secondary

8-6; Holiday Bowl

2001

Arizona State University

Asst. Coach-Secondary

4-7

2000

Arizona State University

Asst. Coach-Secondary

6-6; Aloha Bowl; 2nd nationally in turnovers forced

1999

Arizona State University

Asst. Coach-Secondary

6-6; Aloha Bowl

1998

Arizona State University

Asst. Coach-Secondary

5-6

1997

San Diego State University

Asst. Coach-Def. backs

5-7

1996

San Diego State University

Asst. Coach-Def. backs

8-3

1995

Northern Arizona University Arizona State University

Asst. Coach-Def. Backs Grad. Asst. Coach

Spring season only

1994

Arizona State University

Grad. Asst. Coach

1993

Mt. San Antonio College

Asst. Coach-Def. backs

1992

Ganesha High School

Asst. Coach

California Bowl Champions

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Coaching Staff Assistant Coach

Ken Karcher Offensive Coordinator • Quarterbacks First Year at EMU • Tulane, 1986

Entering his first year at EMU is Ken Karcher, who came to Ypsilanti after spending the 2008 campaign as the quarterbacks coach at the University of Toledo. Karcher will serve as the offensive coordinator and will also coach the quarterbacks. The 45-year-old Karcher has a distinguished coaching and playing career in college, professional football and high school. He was the head football coach at Liberty University from 2000-05. In addition to his coaching experience, Karcher played collegiately at Notre Dame and Tulane and also in the NFL for the Denver Broncos. A native of Glenshaw, Pa., Karcher was a Parade All-America quarterback at Shaler H.S. He started his collegiate playing career at the University of Notre Dame before transferring to Tulane University and completing his college playing career. After earning his bachelor’s degree at Tulane in 1986, Karcher went on to play in the NFL from 1987-89 as a backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Once his playing career ended, Karcher began his coaching career at North Texas State University in 1991 as the quarterbacks and receivers coach. From North Texas, Karcher moved on to become the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Orlando Thunder of the World League in 1992. 68

From there it was back to the college ranks as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Pittsburgh (1993-96) followed by three seasons back in professional football as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for the Rhein Fire in NFL Europe. In 2000, Karcher became the head football coach at Liberty University and served in that capacity through the 2005 season. His 2003 and ‘04 Liberty teams finished second in the Big South Conference with identical 3-1 records. Karcher moved into the high school coaching ranks in 2006-07 as the offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach, assistant athletics director and athletics director at Fellowship Christian High School in Roswell, Ga.. He returned back to college last season as the quarterbacks coach at the University of Toledo. Karcher and his wife, the former Pauline Termini, have four children: Austin (20), Kelly (18), Katie (16) and Clay (13). The Ken Karcher File Name: Born: High School: College: Family:

Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991

Ken Karcher July 1, 1963 - Glenshaw, Pa. Shaler Area Tulane University - Bachelor’s degree in general studies - 1986 Wife-Pauline (Termini); Four children: Austin (20), Kelly (18), Katie (16), Clay (13)

School University of Toledo Fellowship Christian H.S. Fellowship Christian H.S. Liberty University Liberty University Liberty University Liberty University Liberty University Liberty University Rhein Fire (NFL Europe) Rhein Fire (NFL Europe) Rhein Fire (NFL Europe) University of Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Orlando Thunder (WFL) University of North Texas

Coaching Experience

Position Record-Highlights Asst. Coach-Quarterbacks Upset Michigan in Ann Arbor Asst. Coach/Off. Coor./QBs /Athletics Dir. GHSA Quarterfinals Asst. Coach/Off. Coor./QBs /Asst. Athletics Dir. Head Football Coach Head Football Coach Second place in Big South Head Football Coach Second place in Big South Head Football Coach Head Football Coach Head Football Coach Off. Coor./QBs Off. Coor./QBs World Bowl Champions Off. Coor./QBs World Bowl Runner-up Asst. Coach/Off. Coor./QBs Asst. Coach/Off. Coor./QBs Asst. Coach/Off. Coor./QBs Asst. Coach/Passing Game Coor./QBs Asst. Coach/Off. Coor./QBs Asst. Coach/QBs/WR

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Eric Lewis

Defensive Coordinator • Defensive Backs First Year at EMU • San Diego State, 1998 Eric Lewis is entering his first season as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at EMU. Lewis came to Ypsilanti after spending the 2008 campaign as the defensive cornerbacks coach at the University of Louisville. Prior to his year on the Louisville staff, Lewis was an assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers of the NFL where he served as an assistant to defensive coaches Lionel Washington and Kurt Schottenheimer. Lewis also spent three years as an assistant coach in the Mid-American Conference, serving as the secondary coach at Ball State University from 2003-05. He was also an assistant coach at Bucknell (2002) and a graduate assistant coach at Michigan State (2001). The 33-year-old Lewis is a 1998 graduate of San Diego State University where he was a four-year starter for the Aztecs. He earned All-Western Athletic Conference second-team honors as a senior.

An honorable mention All-WAC pick in 1995, Lewis completed his college career as the Aztec’s all-time leader in pass breakups. A native of Lansing, Mich., Lewis is the son of Michigan State University all-time great Sherman Lewis, a 22-year NFL coaching veteran. Eric went on to grow up in Sunnyvale, Calif. where he graduated from St. Francis High School in 1994 before attending San Diego State. He began his coaching career at St. Augustine H.S. in San Diego as a receivers coach during the spring football season in 2000. He then spent two years as a financial consultant at Morgan Stanley in San Diego and then with Smith Barney in Boston, Mass. before returning to the collegiate coaching ranks at Michigan State. Lewis and his wife, the former Sara Harper have a daughter, Taylor (2) and a son Harper (6 months)

The Eric Lewis File Name: Born: High School: College: Family:

Eric Lewis Jan. 2, 1976 - Lansing, Mich. St. Francis H.S. (Mountain View, Calif.) San Diego State University - Bachelor’s degree in finance - 1998 Wife: Sara (Harper); Daughter: Taylor (2); Son: Harper (6 months)

Coaching Experience

Year School 2008 University of Louisville

Position Asst. Coach-Defensive corners

2007 Green Bay Packers-NFL

Asst. Coach-Defensive Quality Control

2006 Green Bay Packers-NFL

Asst. Coach-Defensive Quality Control

2005 Ball State University

Asst. Coach-Defensive backs

2004 Ball State University

Asst. Coach-Defensive backs

2003 Ball State University

Asst. Coach-Defensive backs

2002 Bucknell University

Asst. Coach-Defensive backs

2001 Michigan State University

Graduate Asst. Coach-Defense

2000 St. Augustine (Calif.) H.S.

Asst. Coach-Wide receivers

Record-Highlights NFC North Champions

Silicon Valley Bowl

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Coaching Staff Assistant Coach

Kurt Anderson Offensive Line Second Year at EMU • Michigan, 2001

Kurt Anderson is entering his second year at EMU and his first as the offensive line coach. The 30-year-old Anderson joined the EMU staff in April 2008 and coached during spring practices. Prior to being hired last April, Anderson was a graduate assistant at the University of Michigan for two seasons. While on the Michigan football staff, Anderson spent the 2007 season as a graduate assistant coach for the offensive line, working with line coach Andy Moeller, now with the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. Anderson helped develop All-American offensive tackle and overall No. 1 NFL draft selection Jake Long along with All-Big Ten offensive lineman Adam Kraus. In 2006, Anderson was a defensive quality control graduate assistant coach and worked with defensive line coach Steve Stripling. While on that side of the football, Anderson helped develop current NFL players Lamar Woodley and Alan Branch. Prior to his stint at Michigan, Anderson was an assistant coach at Indiana State where he worked with the offensive tackles and tight ends. As a collegian, Anderson was an outstanding player before graduating from the University of Michigan in 2001 with a degree in sport management and communications from the Division of 70

Kinesiology. He was a two-year letterman on the offensive line (2000-01) for the Wolverines and was the starting offensive center. He received the Hugh R. Rader Jr. Memorial Award as the team’s top offensive lineman and was selected All-Big Ten honorable mention by the conference coaches following the 2001 season. He is the brother of former Wolverine All-American and Butkus Award winning linebacker Erick Anderson. Anderson has been involved in seven post-season Bowl games, including five as a player and two as a coach. He was a member of the 1998 Michigan squad that won the Rose Bowl on the way to a national championship. He was also a player in the 1999 Citrus Bowl, the 2000 Orange bowl, the 2001 and 2002 Citrus Bowls and was on the coaching staff for the 2007 Rose Bowl and the 2008 Capital One Bowl. After graduating in 2001, Anderson was a rookie free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 2002. Anderson and his wife, Jennifer (Costales) reside in Ypsilanti with their son, Hawken (1). The Kurt Anderson File Name: Born: High School: College: Family:

Kurt Anderson August 8, 1978 - Evanston, Ill. Glenview, Ill.-Glenbrook South - Graduated in 1997 University of Michigan - Bachelor’s degree in sport management - 2001 Wife- Jennifer (Costales); Son: Hawken (1)

Coaching Experience

Year School Position 2008 Eastern Michigan University Asst. Coach-Tight ends

Record-Highlights Retained Mich. MAC title

2007 University of Michigan

Grad. Asst. Coach

Capital One Bowl-Jan. 2008

2006 University of Michigan

Grad. Asst. Coach

Rose Bowl-Jan. 2007

2005 Indiana State University

Asst. Coach-OTs/TEs

2004 Glenbrook South H.S.

Asst. Coach- LBs, Special teams

2003 Glenbrook South H.S.

Asst. Coach-LBs, Special teams

2002 Glenbrook South H.S.

Asst. Coach-Co-Def. coor., LBs

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Tom Burpee Tight Ends • Special Teams First Year at EMU • Michigan, 2005 Tom Burpee is entering his first season as the tight ends and special teams coach at EMU. Burpee came to Ypsilanti after spending the 2008 campaign as a graduate assistant football coach at the University of Louisville. The 26-year-old Burpee graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Michigan in 2005. While at Michigan, Burpee served the football team as a student manager in 2002, then as an undergraduate assistant coach from 2003-04, a volunteer assistant in 2005-06, and finally as a defensive quality control

coach in 2007. Burpee has been involved with six post-season Bowl games as a member of the University of Michigan staff. He was a football team manager for the Wolverines at the 2003 Outback Bowl, was a student assistant coach at the 2004 and 2005 Rose Bowls, a volunteer assistant coach at the 2006 Alamo Bowl and the 2007 Rose Bowl and served as the defensive quality control coach for the 2008 Capital One Bowl. A native of Grand Rapids, Mich., Burpee and his wife Ashley (Heard) have a daughter Natalie.

The Tom Burpee File Name: Born: High School: College: Family:

Tom Burpee Aug. 22, 1982 - Grand Rapids, Mich. East Grand Rapids H.S. University of Michigan - Bachelor’s of Science degree in engineering - 2005 Wife-Ashley (Heard); Daughter: Natalie (April 8, 2009)

Coaching Experience

Year School 2008 University of Louisville

Position Graduate Asst. Coach-Defense

Record-Highlights

2007 University of Michigan

Asst. Coach-Defensive Quality Control Capital One Bowl-Jan. 2008

2006 University of Michigan

Volunteer-Asst. Coach-Offense

Rose Bowl-Jan. 2007

2005 University of Michigan

Volunteer-Asst. Coach-Offense

Alamo Bowl-Jan. 2006

2004 University of Michigan

Student Asst. Coach-QBs

Rose Bowl-Big Ten Champs

2003 University of Michigan

Student Asst. Coach-QBs

Rose Bowl-Big Ten Champs

2002 University of Michigan

Football team student manager

Outback Bowl

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Coaching Staff Assistant Coach

Antonio Carter Wide Receivers First Year at EMU • Alabama, 2004

Entering his first year at EMU is Antonio Carter, who came to Ypsilanti after spending the 2008 campaign as the wide receivers coach at Appalachian State University. Carter will serve in the same capacity for the Eagles and coach along side his brother, Tim, who is the defensive backs coach. The 28-year-old Carter is a 2004 graduate of the University of Alabama where he was an outstanding wide receiver for the Crimson Tide, rolling up 106 career receptions for 2,396 yards and five touchdowns in three years (1999-2001) as a letterman. He redshirted in 2002 and 2003 after suffering a leg injury and received a sixth year of eligibility because of the injury. The 1999 Alabama squad was the Southeastern Conference champion and earned a spot in the Orange Bowl game.

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Carter began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at UTEP for the 2005 and 2006 seasons under veteran Head Coach Mike Price. He then returned to his alma mater, Alabama, as a graduate assistant under Head Coach Nick Saban before becoming a full-time assistant football coach at Appalachian State last season. During his playing and coaching career, Carter helped lead teams to five post-season Bowl games, the 2000 Orange Bowl, the 2001 Independence Bowl and the 2004 Music City Bowl as a player as well as a coach in the 2005 GMAC Bowl and the 2007 Independence Bowl. A native of Tallahassee, Fla., Carter has three children: Danae (10), Loryn (6) and Denim (5).

The Antonio Carter File Name: Born: High School: College: Family:

Antonio DeWayne Carter Oct. 15, 1980 - Tallahassee, Fla. Rickards High School - Graduated in 1999 University of Alabama - Bachelor’s degree in human environmental sciences - 2004 Single

Coaching Experience

Year School Position 2008 Appalachian St. University Asst. Coach-Split ends

Record-Highlights Conference champs

2007 University of Alabama

Graduate Asst. Coach

Independence Bowl

2006 University of Texas-El Paso Graduate Asst. Coach 2005 University of Texas-El Paso Graduate Asst. Coach

GMAC Bowl

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Tim Carter

Defensive Backs • Recruiting Coordinator First Year at EMU • Tulane, 2001 Tim Carter is entering his first season as the defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator at EMU. Carter came to Ypsilanti after spending the past three seasons as a graduate assistant football coach at East Carolina University. Tim joins his brother, Antonio, as a new member of the EMU staff. The 30-year-old Carter earned his bachelor’s degree in social science at Tulane University in 2001 and completed his master’s degree in exercise science at East Carolina University in 2007. A native of Tallahassee, Fla., Carter was a four-year letterman at Tulane where he played on the football and track teams. He was a two-year football captain during his collegiate career and earned All-Conference honors in track and field twice. Upon the completion of a four-year collegiate career at Tulane, Carter signed a free agent contract with the New Orleans Saints and spent most of the 2001 season on the practice roster before being activated for the final two games where he recorded a stop against the San Francisco 49ers. He followed his stint in New Orleans by recording 58 total tackles, three pass breakups and a pair of interceptions in

two seasons with the Berlin Thunder in NFL Europe as a member of the secondary and special teams squad. In 2002, he helped rally the Thunder to a 7-4 record and World Bowl Championship after a 26-20 win over the Rhein Fire. A mid-season signee for the Blue Bombers in 2003, he helped lead Winnipeg to the CFL Western Division Semifinals and equaled a club rookie record with seven pass breakups while tallying 15 tackles and one interception. He was selected as CJOB Radio’s Player-of-the-Game for his efforts during his CFL debut against Ottawa Aug. 12. Carter earned four letters as a defensive back at Conference USA member Tulane and played a key role in the Green Wave’s perfect 12-0 season in 1998 before finishing his career with 114 tackles, 18 pass breakups, four forced fumbles and three interceptions. As a sophomore in 1998, he stood second among all defenders in forced fumbles and interceptions while playing for Rick Smith, who was in his second year as Tulane’s defensive coordinator and secondary coach. He also attended, played football and ran track at Smith’s alma mater, Rickards High School in Tallahassee, Fla., where he was ranked as one of the Top 100

prospects in the state by The Orlando Sentinel. Carter is married to the former Yvonne Ballard.

The Tim Carter File Name: Born: High School: College: Family:

Timothy Carter July 15, 1978 - Tallahassee, Fla. Rickards High School - Graduated in 1996 Tulane University - Bachelor’s degree in social science - 2001 East Carolina University - Master’s degree in exercise science - 2007 Wife: Yvonne (Ballard)

Coaching Experience

Year School 2008 East Carolina University Arizona Cardinals (NFL)

Position Graduate Assistant Football Coach-CBs coach Coaching Fellowship

2007 East Carolina University

Graduate Assistant Football Coach-CBs coach

2006 East Carolina University

Graduate Assistant Football Coach

1999-2005 Southside All-Stars Camp Co-founder/Organizer

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Coaching Staff Assistant Coach

Casey Creehan Defensive Line First Year at EMU • Grove City, 1999

Casey Creehan is entering his first season as the defensive line coach at EMU. Creehan came to Ypsilanti after spending the 2008 campaign as an assistant coach with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. As a member of the Alouettes staff, Creehan helped the team make it to the Grey Cup championship game as the squad’s front seven coordinator. Prior to his stint with Montreal, Creehan was an assistant coach for four seasons with the Calgary Stampeders, from 2004-07, and was part of three CFL playoff appearances. Creehan began his college career at Lehigh University as a defensive assistant on the 1999 team that won the Patriot League championship. He moved to Southern Illinois University in 2000, to Clarion University in 2001-02, and from there was on the James Madison University staff for the 2003 and 2004 season where he was the defensive ends and special teams coach A native of Pittsburgh, the 32-year-old Creehan played foot74

ball at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa. where he was a standout defensive player. He was captain of the 1998 Grove City team that won the Presidents Athletic Conference championship. He was also named an All-Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference linebacker in 1998 and was a two-time All-Presidents Athletic Conference linebacker in 1997 and 1998. He set the Grove City single-season tackles record with 126 stops in 1998. Creehan earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Grove City in 1999 and completed his master’s degree in health and physical education at Emporia State University in May 2006. Creehan is single. Name: Born: High School: College: Family:

The Casey Creehan File

Casey Creehan Feb. 15, 1977 - Pittsburgh, Pa. Vermillion, South Dakota Grove City College - Bachelor’s degree in political science - 1999 Emporia State University - Master’s degree in health and physical education - 2006 Single

Coaching Experience

Year School 2008 Montreal Alouettes-CFL 2007 Calgary Stampeders

Position Asst. Coach-LB/Front Seven Coordinator Asst. Coach-DL

Record-Highlights Grey Cup finals/Eastern Division Champs

2006 Calgary Stampeders

Asst. Coach-DL

CFL Playoff team

2005 Calgary Stampeders

Asst. Coach-DL

CFL Playoff team

2004 Calgary Stampeders

Asst. Coach-DL

2004 James Madison University

Asst. Coach-DE, Special teams

2003 James Madison University

Asst. Coach-DE, Special teams

2002 Clarion University

Asst. Coach-LB/Special teams/Strength and Cond.

2001 Clarion University

Asst. Coach-LB/Special teams/Strength and Cond.

CFL Playoff team

Spring ball

2000 Southern Illinois University Asst. Coach-TEs 1999 Lehigh University

Asst. Coach-Defense

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Coaching Staff Assistant Coach

Steve Szabo Associate Head Coach • Linebackers First Year at EMU • Navy, 1965 Steve Szabo, a 40-year veteran college and professional football coach, has joined the Eastern Michigan University football coaching staff as the associate head coach and linebackers coach. During his long and distinguished career, Szabo has coached the defensive line, linebackers, and defensive backs at the college and NFL levels. He coached in the Super Bowl in 2003 as a member of the New England Patriots coaching staff and has been an assistant coach in nine post-season college bowl games and one post-season bowl contest as a player. He was also a member of the Ohio State University football staff that played for the 1980 national championship in the Rose Bowl against the University of Southern California. In the 2008 season, Szabo was the defensive coordinator at Colgate University and helped that team win the Patriot League title while advancing to the NCAA FCS Division I playoffs. During the 2006 and 2007 seasons, Szabo was an assistant coach at the University of Michigan. While at U-M, he coached David Harris, the team’s co-MVP and a Butkus Award semifinalist in 2006. Harris led the team with career highs in tackles (103), tackles for loss (16) and sacks (four) en route to All-Big Ten first team honors and second-team All-America accolades. Shawn Crable earned All-Big Ten second team honors as a first-year starter and Prescott Burgess was an all-conference honorable mentoin selection. Prior to joining the Michigan staff, Szabo was an assistant football coach in the NFL for 12 seasons. He was the defensive backs coach with the Buffalo Bills during 2004 and 2005 seasons. Under his guidance, the Bills’ defense increased its interception output by 14, posting 24 interceptions in 2004. Prior to his stint in Buffalo, Szabo worked with the New England Patriots (2003) and the Jacksonville Jaguars (1994-2002). In his nine years as Jacksonville’s linebackers coach, the team became the most successful expansion team in NFL history. Before joining the professional ranks, Szabo was the defensive coordinator at Boston College for three seasons (1991-93), helping the Eagles improve from a 4-7 record in 1990 to 9-3 in 1993 combined with a No. 12 final national ranking. Szabo was the head coach at Edinboro University for three seasons (1985-87) and was named Coach of the Year in the small college division of Western Pennsylvania by The

Pittsburgh Press in 1986. After his head coaching stint at Edinboro, Szabo spent the 1988 season as an assistant coach at Northern Iowa. He served as defensive coordinator at Colorado State for two seasons (1989-90), helping improve the squad from 1-10 in 1988 to 9-4 in 1990. Szabo spent 25 years in the college ranks before coaching in the NFL. He had coaching stints at Johns Hopkins, Toledo, Syracuse, Iowa State, Western Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa, Northern Iowa, Colorado State and Boston College. A halfback and defensive back at the U.S. Naval Academy (1961-64), Szabo played alongside Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach. He played in the 1964 Cotton Bowl, losing 28-6 to eventual national champion Texas. Szabo also played midfield on three National Championship lacrosse teams at the Naval Academy (1963-65) before being stationed in Quantico (1965-69) and serving a year in Vietnam. Szabo and his wife, Patti, have one son, Zack. He also has two adult children, Christine and Mike. Christine is a former U-M cross country and track runner who earned All-America honors twice (1993-94). Mike is an NFL scout with the Carolina Panthers.

The Steve Szabo File Name: Steve Szabo Born: Sept. 11, 1943 - Chicago, Illinois High School: Mendel Catholic (Graduated in 1961) College: U.S. Naval Academy (Graduated in 1965) Family: Wife: Patti; Children: Christine, Mike, Zack

Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969

Coaching Experience

School Colgate University University of Michigan University of Michigan Buffalo Bills-NFL Buffalo Bills-NFL New England Patriots-NFL Jacksonville Jaguars-NFL Jacksonville Jaguars-NFL Jacksonville Jaguars-NFL Jacksonville Jaguars-NFL Jacksonville Jaguars-NFL Jacksonville Jaguars-NFL Jacksonville Jaguars-NFL Jacksonville Jaguars-NFL Jacksonville Jaguars-NFL Boston College Boston College Boston College Colorado State University Colorado State University Northern Iowa University Edinboro University Edinboro University Edinboro University Western Mich. University Western Mich. University Western Mich. University Ohio State University Ohio State University Ohio State University Iowa State University Iowa State University Syracuse University Syracuse University Syracuse University University of Iowa University of Iowa University of Iowa University of Toledo Johns Hopkins University

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Coaching Staff Assistant Coach

Tyrone Wheatley Running Backs First Year at EMU • Michigan, 2008

Entering his first year at EMU is Tyrone Wheatley, who came to Ypsilanti after spending the 2008 campaign as intern coach at Ohio Northern University. Wheatley will serve as the running backs coach. The 37-year-old Wheatley not only starred on the gridiron for the University of Michigan, but also went on to enjoy a 10-year career as a professional football player with both the NFL’s Oakland Raiders and New York Giants. As a Wolverine, Wheatley was named the Most Valuable Player in the 1994 Rose Bowl and also earned All-Big Ten honors three times, 1992, 1993 and 1994. In addition he was an All-Big Ten pick in track and field from 1993-95. He completed his bachelor’s degree at U-M in 2008. Wheatley was the 17th overall pick in the 1995 NFL draft by the New York Giants and stayed with that team from 1995-98 before joining Oakland in 1999. He completed his pro career with the Raiders in 2004. Since that time, Wheatley has 76

been involved with a number of coaching opportunities, including serving a football coaching internship at Ohio Northern University in 2008. He was also the head football and boys track coach at Dearborn Heights Robichaud H.S. in 2006 and 2007. Wheatley has also worked with the Pittsburgh Steelers on a minority coaching fellowship, served as an evaluator at the Rising Stars Football Camp at Southern California, assisted with the formation of Team Michigan in the All-American Football League and owned and operated B.L.A.S.T., a company that was designed to work with athletes on balance, speed and training techniques. A native of Inkster, Mich., Wheatley is married to the former Kimberly McClinton. The Tyrone Wheatley File Name: Born: High School: College: Family:

Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995

Tyrone Wheatley Jan. 19, 1972 - Inkster, Mich. Dearborn Heights Robichaud University of Michigan - Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology - 2008 Wife: Kimberly (McClinton); Children: 5

School Ohio Northern University Rising Stars Football Camp Dearborn Heights Robichaud Dearborn Heights Robichaud Tampa Bay Buccaneers-NFL University of Michigan University of Michigan Oakland Raiders-NFL Oakland Raiders-NFL Oakland Raiders-NFL Oakland Raiders-NFL Oakland Raiders-NFL Oakland Raiders-NFL New York Giants-NFL New York Giants-NFL New York Giants-NFL New York Giants-NFL

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Position Record-Highlights Football intern coach Asst. instructor Head football coach and head track coach 9–2 record/Playoffs Head football coach and head track coach Minority coaching fellow Volunteer track coach Volunteer track coach Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player

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Support Staff Dir. of Operations

Video Coordinator

Jacob Kirkendall

Matt Patterson

Second Year at EMU Ohio, 2007

Third Year at EMU Adrian, 2005

Jacob Kirkendall is in his second year as the director of football operations for the Eastern Michigan University football team. The 25-year-old Kirkendall (7-11-84) spent the 2007 campaign as the director of football operations/video coordinator at Dartmouth College. A native of Lucas, Ohio, Kirkendall graduated from Ohio University in 2007 with a degree in sport management. As a senior at Ohio, he interned as the assistant director of operations and video coordinator for the football team that won the 2006 Mid-American Conference East Division championship. His duties included preparation and management of the Coach’s Clinic, alumni golf outing and other football camps. In 2005, Kirkendall was the videographer for Ohio University football and assisted the Director of Football Operations. Throughout his undergraduate career he was also the office assistant in the Recreation and Sports Sciences Department.

Matt Patterson is in his third season as the video coordinator at Eastern Michigan University. The 25-year-old Patterson (11-3-83) spent the 2005-06 season as a student assistant football coach at Adrian College. A 2005 graduate of Adrian, Patterson was a first-team All-MIAA selecttion and team captain during his senior season. A native of Wayne, Mich., Patterson was a football and basketball player at Wayne Memorial High School before graduating in 2001.

Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant

Olmy Olmstead

Steve Otterbein

First Year at EMU Wabash, 2004

Third Year at EMU Hillsdale, 2007

Olmy Olmstead is in his first season as the graduate assistant coach for the Eastern Michigan University football team. A 2004 graduate of Wabash (Ind.) College, Olmstead was a four-year letter winner as a kicker for the nationally ranked Little Giants. He also spent his first two years playing the offensive line before moving to fullback his final two seasons. Olmstead ended his career as one of just three kickers in Wabash history to successfully kick 100 extra points. He also holds the school record for most extra points converted in a game, with nine. A straight-on kicker, Olmstead’s square-toe kicking shoe is on display at the NCAA Hall of Champions. Following college, Olmstead joined the staff at Wilmington (Ohio) College. He spent the 2004-06 campaigns as a graduate assistant working with the linebackers and running backs. He was promoted to an assistant coach in 2008 to work with the Quakers’ special teams and tight ends.

Steve Otterbein is in his third season as a graduate assistant coach for the Eastern Michigan University football team. The 25-year-old Otterbein (7-27-84) is a 2007 graduate of Hillsdale College where he was a four-year starter at defensive back for the Chargers’ football squad. He was a three-year Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) All-Academic team selection. Otterbein’s father, Keith Otterbein, is the current head football coach at Hillsdale College and previously was an assistant coach at Ball State University.

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Scholar Athletes The football team has been well represented on the EMU academic achievement list. The following players have maintained a 3.0 or above cumulative grade point average during their careers. Name Zachary Allen William Bittner IV Tyler Cochran Eric Davis Dan DeMaster Kyle DeMaster Ryan Downard Brandon Downs Marcus English Joe Fleming Derek Gotham Zach Johnson Scott MacLeod Chris May

GPA 3.14 3.42 3.72 3.47 3.07 3.00 3.21 3.15 3.17 3.26 3.31 3.14 3.07 3.14

Major Undecided Marketing Undecided Computer Info. Systems Computer Info. Systems Undecided Communication Communication Communication Undecided Accounting Health Administration Undecided Exercise Science

Name Mark Mitchell Korey Neal Tyler Palsrok Jon Pryor Javon Reese Marcell Rose Andy Schmitt Drew Serruto Dominique Sherrer Ben Thayer Patrick Treppa Corey Welch Jason Williams Michael Zupancic

GPA Major 3.49 Exercise Science 3.37 Undecided 3.73 Graphic Design 3.09 Exercise Science 3.58 Biology 3.24 Undecided 3.39 Secondary Ed.-Mathematics 3.09 Undecided 3.64 Undecided 3.70 Secondary Ed.-Mathematics 3.23 History 3.03 Entrepreneurship 3.34 Communication 3.05 Engineering Technology

The 16th Annual Scholar Athlete Awards Ceremony was held April 13, 2009. (front row, from left) George Lesko (wrestling), Jessica Novakowski (track and field), Ben Thayer (football), Alexandra Studdart (rowing), Ransom Brown (cross country), Lindsey Kolar (swimming), Michelle Heletko (softball), Lauren Quintance (cross country) and Walter Gerbus (baseball). (back row, from left) Matt Hammersmith (cross country), Joanna Woo (tennis), Donald Ellison (swimming), Marjorie Thuot (golf), Athletic Director Derrick Gragg, Kaitlin Ehman (soccer), Wendale Farow (basketball) and Jill Wolosiansky (volleyball).

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T.J. Lang - 4th Round Selection in NFL Draft

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2008 EMU Statistics 2008 Eastern Michigan University Football Statistics Record: 3-9; 2-6 MAC GAIN LOSS NET Avg Td Lg SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT TOT 606 31 575 4.3 12 61 Eastern Michigan 35 125 61 88 -- 309 490 16 474 4.8 5 28 Opponents 92 112 102 121 -- 427 251 80 171 3.0 5 30 159 5 154 6.2 0 21 SCORING TD FG Pat-K Rush Rec. Pass Pts 146 1 145 4.3 0 30 BLEVINS, Terrence 12 -- -- -- -- -- 72 167 29 138 4.3 0 22 CARITHERS, Joe -- 10-14 38-38 -- -- -- 68 98 18 80 8.0 0 51 PRIEST, Dwayne 6 -- -- -- -- -- 36 53 0 53 13.2 0 44 JONES, Tyler 6 -- -- -- -- -- 36 29 6 23 5.8 1 19 SCHMITT, Andy 5 -- -- -- -- 0-1 30 7 1 6 2.0 0 4 LEDUC, Josh 4 -- -- -- -- -- 24 5 0 5 5.0 0 5 STONE, Jacory 3 -- -- -- -- -- 18 3 0 3 3.0 0 3 WHITE, DeAnthony 1 -- -- -- -- -- 6 1 1 0 0.0 0 1 SANDERS, Marvon 1 -- -- -- -- -- 6 0 3 -3 -3.0 0 0 GAGE, Dontayo 1 -- -- -- -- -- 6 0 46 -46 -4.6 0 0 WILLIAMS, Jason 1 -- -- -- -- -- 6 2015 237 1778 4.3 23 61 JOHNSON, Zach -- -- 1-1 -- -- -- 1 2617 261 2356 5.2 28 73 DITCH, Kevin -- 0-1 -- -- -- -- 0 Total.......... 40 10-15 39-39 0-0 0-0 0-1 309 PASSING GP Eff. Comp Att Int Pct Yds Td Opponents...... 56 11-19 54-55 1-1 0-0 0-0 427 SCHMITT, Andy 11 123.88 261 417 8 62.6 2644 15 MCMAHON, Kyle 5 125.78 45 73 4 61.6 574 2 FIELD GOALS FM-FA 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ LG JONES, Tyler 12 0.00 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 CARITHERS, Joe 10-14 5-7 4-4 1-3 0-0 43 WILLIAMS, Jason 3 -22.13 1 3 1 33.3 4 0 DITCH, Kevin 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 JOHNSON, Zach 9 184.00 1 1 0 100.0 10 0 GAGE, Dontayo 12 0.00 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 PUNTING NO. YDS AVG LG FC I-20 Total.......... 12 122.16 308 499 13 61.7 3232 17 JOHNSON, Zach 24 868 36.2 58 7 8 Opponents...... 12 156.06 178 298 8 59.7 2547 27 TREPPA, Patrick 23 774 33.7 49 3 8 CARITHERS, Joe 7 260 37.1 45 0 0 RECEIVING GP REC YDS AVG TD LG TEAM 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 STONE, Jacory 12 88 943 10.7 3 42 Total.......... 55 1902 34.6 58 10 16 JONES, Tyler 12 75 760 10.1 6 53 Opponents...... 43 1731 40.3 62 3 17 LEDUC, Josh 12 32 446 13.9 4 63 SANDERS, Marvon 12 28 253 9.0 1 45 NO. YDS AVG TD LG GAGE, Dontayo 12 22 211 9.6 1 26 INTERCEPTIONS JENKINS, Jermaine 2 -9 -4.5 0 0 WHITE, DeAnthony 8 15 156 10.4 1 42 2 35 17.5 0 26 PRIEST, Dwayne 12 14 125 8.9 1 34 DOWNARD, Ryan 1 1 1.0 0 1 BLEVINS, Terrence 12 13 76 5.8 0 33 HOLTZCLAW, Daniel LONG, Kevin 1 0 0.0 0 0 BONNER, John 12 7 109 15.6 0 23 1 0 0.0 0 0 THAYER, Ben 12 6 113 18.8 0 27 HICKS, Arrington 1 0 0.0 0 0 BURKE, Tyrone 9 4 31 7.8 0 10 HARRISON, Dwayne Total.......... 8 27 3.4 0 26 WELCH, Corey 12 2 3 1.5 0 5 13 155 11.9 1 45 BROWN, Reggie 2 1 6 6.0 0 6 Opponents...... SMITH, Spenser 10 1 4 4.0 0 4 NO YDS AVG TD LG LANG, T.J. 12 0 -4 0.0 0 0 KICKOFF RETURNS GAGE, Dontayo 30 538 17.9 0 29 Total.......... 12 308 3232 10.5 17 63 26 562 21.6 0 35 Opponents...... 12 178 2547 14.3 27 93 WELCH, Corey SANDERS, Marvon 3 55 18.3 0 24 1 12 12.0 0 12 TOTAL OFF. GP PLAYS RUSH PASS TOT AVG/G FORT, Tim WILLIAMS, Josh 1 10 10.0 0 10 SCHMITT, Andy 11 474 171 2644 2815 255.9 1 52 52.0 0 26 MCMAHON, Kyle 5 105 138 574 712 142.4 WHITE, DeAnthony 1 5 5.0 0 5 BLEVINS, Terrence 12 133 575 0 575 47.9 OHRMAN, Brad JENKINS, Jermaine 1 -15 -15.0 0 0 PRIEST, Dwayne 12 99 474 0 474 39.5 64 1219 19.0 0 35 WELCH, Corey 12 25 154 0 154 12.8 Total.......... 50 1120 22.4 0 61 JONES, Tyler 12 38 145 0 145 12.1 Opponents...... SANDERS, Marvon 12 10 80 0 80 6.7 NO YDS AVG TD LG WHITE, DeAnthony 8 4 53 0 53 6.6 PUNT RETURNS 6 28 4.7 0 13 WILLIAMS, Jason 3 7 23 4 27 9.0 WHITE, DeAnthony 4 37 9.2 0 12 TEAM 8 10 -46 0 -46 -5.8 SANDERS, Marvon 10 65 6.5 0 13 Total.......... 12 917 1778 3232 5010 417.5 Total.......... 22 305 13.9 0 78 Opponents...... 12 748 2356 2547 4903 408.6 Opponents......

RUSHING GP BLEVINS, Terrence 12 PRIEST, Dwayne 12 SCHMITT, Andy 11 WELCH, Corey 12 JONES, Tyler 12 MCMAHON, Kyle 5 SANDERS, Marvon 12 WHITE, DeAnthony 8 WILLIAMS, Jason 3 SHERRER, Dominique 2 BURKE, Tyrone 9 DOWNARD, Ryan 8 GAGE, Dontayo 12 BONNER, John 12 TEAM 8 Total.......... 12 Opponents...... 12

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2008 EMU Statistics 2008 Eastern Michigan University Football Statistics Record: 3-9; 2-6 MAC DEFENSE HOLTZCLAW, Daniel WYATT, Jacob JENKINS, Jermaine HARRISON, Dwayne HATCHETT, Andre OHRMAN, Brad HUNT, Josh SMITH, Spenser DOWNS, Brandon DOWNARD, Ryan WILSON, Nate LONG, Kevin MAY, Chris FORT, Tim WAITS, Herb HICKS, Arrington GARRISON, Lyle REESE, Javon SLATER, Brandon KUHLMAN, Ryan PRIEST, Dwayne BLEVINS, Terrence PRATT, Brandon PALSROK, Tyler WELCH, Corey ENGLISH, Marcus SERRUTO, Drew BROWN, Steve COCHRAN, Tyler RILEY, Corey FOX, David DIXON, Keith MITCHELL, Mark TEAM STONE, Jacory JONES, Tyler LANG, T.J. DITCH, Kevin DEMASTER, Dan PALUCH, Sonny TREPPA, Patrick BUCHE, Bridger LEDUC, Josh WILLIAMS, Josh BURKE, Tyrone SCHMITT, Andy Total.......... Opponents......

Gp-Gs 12-12 12-12 12-11 12-7 11-10 12-9 12-11 10-4 12-11 8-6 12-4 11-10 12-0 11-2 12-0 9-8 11-2 12-0 12-9 10-2 12-4 12-8 9-0 7-2 12-0 12-0 5-0 4-0 11-0 8-0 7-0 6-0 10-0 8-0 12-12 12-9 12-12 9-0 6-3 12-0 7-0 12-12 12-5 3-0 9-0 11-10 12-0 12-0

So Asst Tot Tfl/Y 49 58 107 4.5-16 59 29 88 2.0-5 41 23 64 7.0-29 38 19 57 1.0-5 25 26 51 2.5-3 28 14 42 11.0-60 17 16 33 5.0-13 18 13 31 8.0-28 15 15 30 2.5-6 15 13 28 . 21 5 26 . 16 9 25 1.0-2 11 14 25 3.0-14 9 13 22 0.5-1 15 3 18 . 13 4 17 . 8 8 16 1.0-2 7 7 14 1.5-12 8 3 11 2.0-5 5 5 10 . 5 2 7 . 1 5 6 . 3 2 5 . 2 2 4 1.0-4 3 1 4 . 1 2 3 0.5-1 1 2 3 . 2 1 3 . 1 1 2 . 2 . 2 2.0-8 . 2 2 . 1 1 2 . 2 . 2 . 2 . 2 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . . 1 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 455 319 774 56-214 521 369 890 70.0-222 Rec PR KOR

Sk/Y Int/Y Pbr Qbh Fr Ff Team Statistics EMU 1.0-9 1-1 1 1 . 1 SCORING 309 . . 1 . 1-0 1 Points Per Game 25.8 2.0-16 2--9 4 . 3-0 . FIRST DOWNS 276 . 1-0 1 . . . Rushing 91 . . . . 1-15 . Passing 162 6.0-39 . 1 5 1-0 2 Penalty 23 1778 1.0-7 . . . 1-0 . RUSHING YARDAGE 2015 2.0-15 . 3 2 . 1 Yards Gained Rushing 237 . . 1 1 . 1 Yards Lost Rushing 418 . 2-35 2 . 1-0 . Rushing Attempts 4.3 . . 1 . . 1 Average Per Rush 148.2 . 1-0 3 . . . Average Per Game 23 1.0-6 . . . 1-0 1 TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE 3232 1.0-0 . 1 . . . Att-Comp-Int 499-308-13 . . . . . . Average Per Pass 6.5 . 1-0 7 . 1-0 . Average Per Catch 10.5 . . 1 . 1-0 . Average Per Game 269.3 1.0-9 . . . . . TDs Passing 17 . . . . . . TOTAL OFFENSE 5010 . . . 1 . . Total Plays 917 . . . . . . Average Per Play 5.5 417.5 . . . . . . Average Per Game . . . . . . KICK RETURNS: No.-Yds. 64-1219 1.0-4 . . . . . PUNT RETURNS: No.-Yds. 10-65 8-27 . . . . . . INT. RETURNS: No.-Yds. 19.0 . . . . . . KICK RETURN AVERAGE 6.5 . . . . . . PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 3.4 . . . . . . INT. RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST 9-5 . . . . . . PENALTIES-YARDS 65-600 . . . . . . Average Per Game 50.0 . . . . . . PUNTS-YARDS 55-1902 . . . . . . Average Per Punt 34.6 . . . . . . Net Punt Average 29.0 . . . . . . TIME OF POSSESSION/Gm. 34:48 . . . . . . 3rd-DOWN CONVERSIONS 74/183 . . . . . . 3rd-Down Pct. 40% . . . . . . 4th-DOWN CONVERSIONS 18/33 55% . . . . . . 4th-Down Pct. 16-105 . . . . . . SACKS BY-YARDS -20 . . . . . . MISCELLANEOUS YARDS 40 . . . . . . TOUCHDOWNS SCORED . . . . . . FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 10-15 0-6 . . . . . . ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES 94-106 . . . . . . RED-ZONE TDs 78-106 . . . . . . PAT-ATTEMPTS 39-39 . . . . . . ATTENDANCE 189,512 16-105 8-27 27 10 11-15 8 19-104 13-155 45 22 5-54 6

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Gp Rush

STONE, Jacory JONES, Tyler GAGE, Dontayo WELCH, Corey BLEVINS, Terrence PRIEST, Dwayne LEDUC, Josh SANDERS, Marvon WHITE, DeAnthony SCHMITT, Andy MCMAHON, Kyle THAYER, Ben BONNER, John TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

12 0 943 0 0 0 943 78.6 12 145 760 0 0 0 905 75.4 12 0 211 0 538 0 749 62.4 12 154 3 0 562 0 719 59.9 12 575 76 0 0 0 651 54.2 12 474 125 0 0 0 599 49.9 12 0 446 0 0 0 446 37.2 12 80 253 37 55 0 425 35.4 8 53 156 28 52 0 289 36.1 11 171 0 0 0 0 171 15.5 5 138 0 0 0 0 138 27.6 12 0 113 0 0 0 113 9.4 12 -3 109 0 0 0 106 8.8 8 -46 0 0 0 0 -46 -5.8 12 1778 3232 65 1219 27 6321 526.8 12 2356 2547 305 1120 155 6483 540.2

Opp 427 35.6 237 113 105 18 2356 2617 261 450 5.2 196.3 28 2547 298-178-8 8.5 14.3 212.2 27 4903 748 6.6 408.6 50-1120 22-305 13-155 22.4 13.9 11.9 19-11 63-512 42.7 43-1731 40.3 35.5 27:11 62/139 45% 6/12 50% 19-104 4 56 11-19 0-0 104-122 82-122 54-55 434,046

IR Tot Avg/G Eastern Michigan University 2008 Football Results (3-9; 2-6 MAC West-5th) Opponent Attendance Result INDIANA STATE 17,494 W, 52-0 at Michigan State 71,789 L, 10-42 TOLEDO* 16,860 L, 17-41 at Maryland 48,023 L, 24-51 NORTHERN ILLINOIS* 17,159 L, 0-37 at Bowling Green* 16,217 W, 24-21 at Army 27,096 L, 13-17 AKRON* 17,055 L, 35-42 at #25 Ball State* 20,948 L, 16-38 at Western Michigan* 19,917 L, 10-31 at Temple* 13,033 L, 52-55 CENTRAL MICHIGAN* 26,188 W, 56-52

Date Aug. 28 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 22 Nov. 28 *Mid-American Conference game

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Game 1 - Indiana State Game 1 Indiana State at EMU Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008 Rynearson Stadium Ypsilanti, Mich. 7 p.m. - Attendance: 17,494 (Paid) 2008 Season and Home Opener

EMU OPENS SEASON WITH 52-0 SHUTOUT OF INDIANA STATE Eagles rack up school-record 637 yards in total offense YPSILANTI, Mich. - The Eastern Michigan University football team used a highpowered offense and a stifling defense to hand a visiting Indiana State University squad a 52-0 shutout here Thursday night (Aug. 28) in Rynearson Stadium in the season opener for both teams. It was the first shutout for EMU since the Eagles defeated Akron, 45-0, Oct. 18, 1997. With the win, the Eagles start the season 1-0 for the first time since 2004, while Indiana State drops to 0-1 to start the 2008 season. EMU piled up a team-record 637 yards of total offense, including 413 on the ground. Senior tailback Terrence Blevins (Detroit, Mich.-Denby) racked up 176 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Eagles’ ground attack. Sophomore Dwayne Priest (Roanoke, Va.-Fleming-Fork Union) rushed for 39 yards and two scores on just eight rushing attempts. Junior quarterback Andy Schmitt (St. John’s Mich.-St. John’s) completed 15-of-20 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown through the air, while rushing for 33 yards and a score on the ground. Defensively, senior Jermaine Jenkins (Saginaw, Mich.-Saginaw) turned in two interceptions for the Green and White, while safety Dwayne Harrison (North Miami Beach, Fla.-North Miami Beach) picked off one as well. The Eagles yielded only 132 yards of total offense to the Sycamores, allowing ISU just seven first downs on the evening. The Eagles took little time getting on the board, taking the ball on their first possession and driving 80 yards in just nine plays to go up 7-0 on a Blevins four-yard carry and a Joe Carithers (Dacula, Ga.-Dacula-Palomar (Calif.) J.C.) PAT. ISU punted on its ensuing possession, giving the Eagles back the ball just over a minute later. On the first play of the drive, Blevins broke through the line, taking it 61 yards to the end zone. Another Carithers’ PAT staked the Eagles to a 14-0 lead, just eight minutes into the game. EMU continued to increase its lead in the second quarter, tacking another 14 points on the board before halftime. Senior wide receiver Tyler Jones (Belleville, Mich.-Belleville) reeled in a 14-yard pass from Schmitt to give the Eagles a threetouchdown lead. Jenkins’ first interception with 9:20 to go in the second quarter set up another scoring drive for the home team, with Priest finding the end zone just over two minutes later. EMU entered halftime with a 28-0 lead, allowing the Sycamores just 95 yards of total offense, while the Eagles totaled 365 yards of their own in the first 30 minutes of the contest. Following halftime, EMU continued to roll. Schmitt rushed for his first touchdown of the season, escaping a tackle behind the line and turning it into six points. Carithers once again added the PAT to put the Eagles on top, 35-0. After forcing another threeand-out by the Sycamores, EMU put together a seven-play scoring drive, highlighted by true freshman Marvon Sanders’ (Ypsilanti, Mich.-Ypsilanti) 51-yard run, going on top, 42-0. The Eagles put another three points on the board when Carithers hit his first EMU field goal, putting the home team on top 45-0. Redshirt freshman Jason Williams (Dayton, Ohio-Miamisburg) completed the scoring for the home team when he rushed for his first career score and Zach Johnson (Springboro, Ohio-Springboro) added the PAT, pushing the score to 52-0.

RUSHING: EMU: BLEVINS, Terrence 21-176-2; WELCH, Corey 5-65; SANDERS, Marvon 2-53; PRIEST, Dwayne 8-39-2; SCHMITT, Andy 5-33-1; WILLIAMS, Jason 2-28-1; McMAHON, Kyle 4-14; SHERRER, Dominique 3-6; GAGE, Dontayo 2-0; ISU: GATES, Darrius 10-61; BROWN, Antonie 8-15; CRAIG, Reese 2-8; SCHMIDTKE, Calvin 7-3; SELIGER, Matt 3-(-3); Team 1-(-9) PASSING: EMU: SCHMITT, Andy 15-20-0-160-1; McMAHON, Kyle 6-8-0-64-0; WILLIAMS, Jason 0-1-0-0; ISU: SCHMIDTKE, Calvin 4-15-3-49-0; SELIGER, Matt 3-8-0-8-0 RECEIVING: EMU: STONE, Jacory 5-46; WHITE, DeAnthony 3-37; BLEVINS, Terrence 3-12; THAYER, Ben 2-51; BONNER, John 2-37; JONES, Tyler 2-18-1; GAGE, Dontayo 1-7; BROWN, Reggie 1-6; WELCH, Corey 1-5; LEDUC, Josh 1-5; ISU: PATRICK, Ryan 2-21; KRAEMER, Koby 2-1; GATES, Darrius 1-15; LOUGH, Brock 1-13; JONES, Josh 1-7 TACKLES-FOR-LOSS: EMU: 11-37; DOWNS, Brandon 2.5-6; SMITH, Spenser 2-7; REESE, Javon 1.5-12; PALSROK, Tyler 1-4; MAY, Chris 1-3; LONG, Kevin 1-2; JENKINS, Jermaine 0.5-2; ENGLISH, Marcus 0.5-1; HOLTZCLAW, Daniel 0.5-0; HUNT, Josh 0.5-0

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FIRST QUARTER Terrence Blevins 4-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT Terrence Blevins 61-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT SECOND QUARTER Tyler Jones 14-yard pass from Andy Schmitt; Joe Carithers PAT Dwayne Priest 2-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT THIRD QUARTER Andy Schmitt 16-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT Dwayne Priest 1-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT FOURTH QUARTER Joe Carithers 33-yard field goal Jason Williams 19-yard run; Zach Johnson PAT

SCORE BY QUARTERS Indiana State Eastern Michigan

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TEAM TOTALS FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Att.-Int. Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total Offense Plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair Catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks PUNT RETURNS: No.-Yds.-TD Average Per Return KICKOFF RET.: No.-Yds.-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: No.-Yds.-TD Fumble Returns: No.-Yds.-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances

4 0 10

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ISU 7 4 3 0 75 31 2.4 0 118 43 57 7-23-3 2.5 8.1 0 132 54 2.4 3-0 5-40 9-393 43.7 38.9 2 3 1 1 1-61 61.0 36.0 0 1-4-0 4.0 8-156-0 19.5 0-0-0 0-0-0 0 24:56 7:48 4:39 6:51 5:38 3-of-16 1-of-1 0-1

EMU 30 19 10 1 413 53 7.8 6 424 11 224 21-29-0 7.7 10.7 1 637 82 7.8 3-1 7-54 3-122 40.7 39.3 2 1 0 0 9-542 60.2 42.9 0 3-23-0 7.7 1-25-0 25.0 3-9-0 0-0-0 -20 35:04 7:12 10:21 8:09 9:22 5-of-12 2-of-2 7-7

TACKLES: EMU: DOWNS, Brandon 3-2; HOLTZCLAW, Daniel 2-3; WAITS, Herb 4-0; WYATT, Jacob 4-0; DOWNARD, Ryan 4-0; SMITH, Spenser 3-0; JENKINS, Jermaine 2-1; PALSROK, Tyler 2-1; REESE, Javon 2-1; MAY, Chris 2-0; FORT, Tim 2-0; HARRISON, Dwayne 2-0; SLATER, Brandon 2-0; ENGLISH, Marcus 1-1; HUNT, Josh 0-2; LONG, Kevin 1-0; JONES, Tyler 1-0; HICKS, Arrington 1-0; BROWN, Steve 1-0; WILSON, Nate 1-0; DIXON, Keith 0-1 SACKS: EMU: 4-19; REESE, Javon 1-9SMITH, Spenser 1-6; PALSROK, Tyler 1-4; FORT, Tim 1-0

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Game 2 - Michigan State Game 2 EMU at Michigan State Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 Spartan Stadium East Lansing, Mich. Noon - Attendance: 71,789 Big Ten Network Television

EMU DROPS ROAD DECISION AT MICHIGAN STATE Eagles see record evened at 1-1 with 42-10 setback EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Eastern Michigan University football team fell to Michigan State University, 42-10, in front of 71,789 at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Mich. The Spartans tallied 418 yards of total offense, including 238 on the ground, compared to 342 for the Eagles. With the loss the Eagles fall to 1-1 on the young season, while the Spartans even their record at 1-1. Junior quarterback Andy Schmitt (St. Johns, Mich.-St. Johns) led the Eagles offensively, going 11-for-23 for 111 yards via the air, while rushing for 46 yards. Sophomore quarterback Kyle McMahon (Rochester Hills, Mich.-Pontiac Notre Dame Prep) was also3-of-8 for 108 yards. Senior tailback Terrence Blevins (Detroit, Mich.-Denby) led the Eagles’ rushing attack with nine carries for 54 yards. Defensively, senior safety Jacob Wyatt (Lansing, Mich.-Sexton) led Eastern with a game-high 13 tackles, while senior linebacker Daniel Holtzclaw (Enid, Okla.-Enid) added12 tackles. The Spartans opened up the game on a 14-play, 69-yard drive, however the drive turned disastrous as Javon Ringer fumbled in the end zone, and it was recovered by EMU’s Jermaine Jenkins (Saginaw, Mich.-Saginaw) for the touchback. EMU was unable to capitalize though, as MSU was able to force a quick three-and-out situation. Neither side was able to get their offense in gear until the 1:46 mark of the first quarter, when Ringer bounced off a few would-be tacklers for the four-yard touchdown scamper. Brett Swenson added the PAT to make it 7-0. The MSU points were the first the Eagles had surrendered this season, after shutting out Indiana State University, 52-0, in the season opener last week (Aug. 28) in Ypsilanti. Eastern quickly responded with a touchdown of its own on the strength on backto-back big play performances. Blevins rolled off a 40-yard run to the MSU 40-yard line before Schmitt found a streaking Jacory Stone (Cleveland, Ohio-Glenville) for a 38-yard pick-up down to the two yard line. Three plays later, Schmitt capped the six play drive with a three-yard touchdown run with 14:52 to go in the second quarter. Joe Carithers (Dacula, Ga.-Palomar J.C.) tacked on a successful PAT to knot it at 7-7. Michigan State was able to crack the scoreboard with 5:37 left in the half, as Ringer rushed up the middle for a six-yard touchdown run to complete the five play, 28 yard scoring drive. The Spartan PAT was good to make it 14-7. MSU would tack on Ringer’s third rushing touchdown of the half with 1:05 left in the period to put the host Spartans up 21-7 as the teams headed into the lockerroom for the intermission. Following the break, the momentum started to swing back in the favor of Eastern Michigan, as the Eagles started their second possession on the half on their own three-yard line. Schmitt was able to orchestrate a 13-play, 93 yard drive down to the MSU four-yard line. Carithers lined up for the field goal try, but instead it was a fake by holder Ryan Downard (Lima, Ohio-Shawnee), however, he was stopped at the one-yard line for a turnover-on-downs. Earlier in the drive, Blevins rushed for a four-yard touchdown score but the play was for naught as the Green and White was flagged for holding. The Spartans would quickly capitalize on the missed EMU scoring opportunity. In workman fashion, MSU would go 99 yards on a scoring drive that wrapped up when Ringer found pay dirt for the fourth time with 2:08 left in the third quarter. The MSU extra point was true to make it 28-7. EMU would get no closer, however, as MSU took the 32-point victory, 42-10.

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01:46

FIRST QUARTER Javon Ringer 4-yard run; Brett Swenson PAT

EMU MSU MSU

14:52 05:37 01:05

SECOND QUARTER Andy Schmitt 3-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT Javon Ringer 6-yard run; Brett Swenson PAT Javon Ringer 2-yard run; Brett Swenson PAT

MSU

02:08

THIRD QUARTER Javon Ringer 1-yard run; Brett Swenson PAT

MSU MSU EMU

13:20 04:43 01:24

FOURTH QUARTER Javon Ringer 2-yard run; Brett Swenson PAT Ashton Leggett 4-yard run; Brett Swenson PAT Joe Carithers 24-yard field goal

SCORE BY QUARTERS Eastern Michigan Michigan State

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2 7 14

TEAM TOTALS FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Att.-Int. Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total Offense Plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair Catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks PUNT RETURNS: No.-Yds.-TD Average Per Return KICKOFF RET.: No.-Yds.-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: No.-Yds.-TD Fumble Returns: No.-Yds.-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances

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4 3 14 EMU 11 3 7 1 127 28 4.5 1 142 15 215 14-31-0 6.9 15.4 0 342 59 5.8 0-0 6-45 7-260 37.1 21.0 0 0 0 0 3-197 65.7 36.0 0 0-0-0 0.0 4-87-0 21.8 0-0-0 0-0-0 0 27:50 5:19 5:27 9:31 7:33 6-of-16 0-of-1 2-3

Tot 10 42 MSU 21 11 9 1 238 52 4.6 6 253 15 180 11-16-0 11.2 16.4 0 418 68 6.1 1-1 3-25 3-118 39.3 32.7 2 1 1 0 7-475 67.9 46.9 3 5-113-0 22.6 3-89-0 29.7 0-0-0 0-0-0 0 32:10 9:41 9:33 5:29 7:27 7-of-12 1-of-1 6-7

RUSHING: EMU: BLEVINS, Terrence 9-54; SCHMITT, Andy 9-46-1; PRIEST, Dwayne 6-21; DOWNARD, Ryan 1-3; McMAHON, Kyle 2-2; GAGE, Dontayo 1-1; MSU: RINGER, Javon 34-135-5; ANDERSON, Andre 8-75; MARTIN, Keshawn TACKLES: EMU: WYATT, Jacob 5-8; HOLTZCLAW, Daniel 3-9; HATCHETT, Andre 3-6; DOWNARD, Ryan 1-6; FORT, Tim 2-4; JENKINS, Jermaine 3-2; SMITH, 1-11; JIMMERSON, A.J. 3-10; LEGGETT, Ashton 2-8-1; HOYER, Brian 3-2 Spenser 2-2; REESE, Javon 1-3; MAY, Chris 1-3; HICKS, Arrington 3-0; DOWNS, PASSING: EMU: SCHMITT, Andy11-23-0-111-0; McMAHON, Kyle3-8-0-104-0; Brandon 1-2; HARRISON, Dwayne 0-3; TEAM: 2-0; SLATER, Brandon 2-0; WELCH, Corey 1-1; BLEVINS, Terrence 0-2; LONG, Kevin 1-0; FOX, David 0-1; MSU: HOYER, Brian 8-12-0-148-0; COUSINS, Kirk 3-4-0-32-0 BROWN, Steve 0-1; PRIEST, Dwayne 0-1; HUNT, Josh 0-1; GARRISON, Lyle 0-1; RECEIVING: EMU: JONES, Tyler 5-45; STONE, Jacory 3-45; BLEVINS, Terrence COCHRAN, Tyler 0-1; PALSROK, Tyler 0-1; 2-11; LEDUC, Josh 1-63; GAGE, Dontayo 1-26; BONNER, John 1-19; WHITE, SACKS: EMU: 1-9; HOLTZCLAW, Daniel 1-9; DeAnthony 1-6;MSU: CUNNINGHAM,b.j. 3-76; DELL, Mark 3-71; HAWKEN, An- TACKLES-FOR-LOSS: 3-12; HOLTZCLAW, Daniel 1-9; SMITH, Spenser 1-2; DOWNARD, Ryan 1-1 drew 2-6; GANTT, Charlie 1-13; RINGER, Javon 1-8; CELEK, Garett 1-6

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Game 3 - Toledo Game 3 Toledo at Eastern Michigan Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 Rynearson Stadium Ypsilanti, Mich. Noon - Attendance: 16,860 (paid)

TURNOVERS DOOM EAGLES IN MAC OPENER Eagles lose three fumbles and have two interceptions in 41-17 setback YPSILANTI, Mich. — The Eastern Michigan University football team fell, 41-17, to the visiting University of Toledo in a Mid-American Conference West Division football game played in a steady downpour here Saturday, Sept. 13, in Rynearson Stadium. Toledo, now 1-1 overall and 1-0 in MAC action, broke open a close 14-7 firsthalf lead by scoring 27 unanswered point in the third quarter and went on to record the 41-17 victory. With the loss the Eagles fell to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in league play. Sophomore quarterback Kyle McMahon (Rochester Hills, Mich.-Pontiac Notre Dame Prep) came in to relieve redshirt-junior signal-caller Andy Schmitt (St. Johns, Mich.-St. Johns) to lead the Eagles offensively, going 11-of -18 for 128 yards via the air, while rushing for 59 yards. Sophomore running back Dwayne Priest (Roanoke, Va.-Fleming-Fork Union) led the Eagles’ rushing effort, going 80 yards on 13 attempts, while senior tailback Terrence Blevins (Detroit, Mich.-Denby) ran for both of EMU’s touchdowns. Defensively, safety Ryan Downard (Lima, Ohio-Shawnee) had four tackles and an interception. For the Rockets, Aaron Opelt went 8-of -18 for 114 yards, while DeJuane Collins rushed for 168 yards on 19 attempts. The Rockets opened the scoring on their first possession, taking advantage of a three-play, 72-yard drive less than four minutes into the game, taking an early 7-0 lead. Neither team could find its rhythm in the pouring rain, as they combined for three turnovers in three successive plays. After forcing a fumble, Schmitt threw an interception, giving the Rockets the ball right back. His counterpart, Opelt, returned the favor, as Downard picked off his first pass of the year, just seconds after the Rockets took over. The two teams continued to exchange punts, as neither side could get their offense in gear until 5:47 when the Eagles got their first down of the game, following three consecutive rushes by Blevins. The Rockets capitalized on a bad snap by the Eagles, carrying the ball 54-yards to the EMU one-yard line. Collins rushed in for the score, putting Toledo up 14-0 after a Steigerwald PAT. Eastern cut the lead to seven after a nine-play, 47-yard drive that ended on a one-yard Blevins run into the end zone and a Joe Carithers (Dacula, Ga.Dacula-Palomar (Calif.) J.C.) PAT with 6:00 remaining in the second half. UT went to the locker room with a 14-7 lead. Toledo found its offensive groove in the third quarter, putting together three scoring drives within the first seven minutes to turn a seven-point game into a 34-7 lead. After finally forcing a Rocket punt, the Eagles fumbled the ball, giving UT the ball at the EMU 17. The Rockets found the end zone in two plays, extending the lead to 41-7. After being shut out in the third quarter, the Eagles were able to put three points on the board when Carithers nailed a 30-yard field goal with 12:18 remaining in the game. With 3:44 remaining in the contest, Blevins rushed two yards for his second score of the game, cutting the deficit, 41-17. Eastern Michigan would get no closer though, as the Rockets captured the victory, 41-17.

FIRST QUARTER 11:35 DaJuane Collins 19-yard run; Alex Steigerwald PAT 02:20 DaJuane Collins 4-yard run; Alex Steigerwald PAT SECOND QUARTER EMU 06:00 Terrence Blevins 1-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT THIRD QUARTER TOLEDO 12:50 Robin Bailey 14-yard pass from Aaron Opelt; Alex Steigerwald PAT TOLEDO 10:49 Stephen Williams 11-yard pass from Aaron Opelt; Alex Steigerwald PAT TOLEDO 08:18 Stephen Williams 11-yard pass from Aaron Opelt; Alex Steigerwald PAT failed TOLEDO 02:27 Morgan Williams 9-yard run; Alex Steigerwald PAT FOURTH QUARTER EMU 12:18 Joe Carithers 30-yard field goal EMU 03:44 Terrence Blevins 2-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 Tot Toledo 14 0 27 0 41 Eastern Michigan 0 7 0 10 17

TOLEDO TOLEDO

TEAM TOTALS FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Att.-Int. Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total Offense Plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair Catch KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks PUNT RETURNS: No.-Yds.-TD Average Per Return KICKOFF RET.: No.-Yds.-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: No.-Yds.-TD Fumble Returns: No.-Yds.-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances

TOLEDO 19 13 4 2 233 36 6.5 3 253 20 114 8-18-1 6.3 14.2 3 347 54 6.4 3-2 7-50 5-145 29.0 25.0 1 0 1 0 7-410 58.6 43.3 0 0-0-0 0.0 4-98-0 24.5 2-28-0 1-54-0 0 24:56 3:37 5:41 7:16 8:22 3-of-8 0-of-0 5-5

EMU 18 9 5 4 134 47 2.9 2 195 61 131 13-23-2 5.7 10.1 0 265 70 3.8 3-3 8-77 7-215 30.7 30.7 2 0 0 2 4-223 55.8 31.2 0 1-0-0 0.0 6-107-0 17.8 1-26-0 0-0-0 0 35:04 11:23 9:19 7:44 6:38 6-of-15 0-of-0 3-3

RUSHING: EMU: PRIEST, Dwayne 13-80; McMAHON, Kyle 14-61; BLEVINS, Terrence TACKLES: EMU: HARRISON, Dwayne 5-0; HOLTZCLAW, Daniel 3-2; 15-21-2; SCHMITT, Andy 2-10; TEAM 3-(-38); UT: COLLINS, DaJuane 19-168-2; WILLIAMS, DOWNARD, Ryan 4-0; HICKS, Arrington 3-1; WYATT, Jacob 3-0; HATCHETT, Morgan 9-35-1; WALKER, Jake 5-27; OPELT, Aaron 2-4; TEAM 1-(-1) Andre 2-1; LONG, Kevin 2-1; ORHMAN, Brad 2-1; REESE, Javon 2-0; SMITH,

Spenser 2-0; JENKINS, Jermaine 1-1; DOWNS, Brandon 1-0; WAITS, Herb 1-0;

PASSING: EMU: McMAHON, Kyle 11-18-1-128-0; SCHMITT, Andy 2-5-1-3-0; UT: OPELT, BROWN, Steve 1-0; BLEVINS, Terrence 1-0; HUNT, Josh 1-0; DITCH, Kevin 1-0; Aaron 8-18-1-114-3

LEDUC, Josh 1-0; KUHLMAN, Ryan 1-0; ENGLISH, Marcus 0-1

RECEIVING: EMU: STONE, Jacory 5-72; WHITE, DeAnthony 4-34; GAGE, Dontayo 3-26; JONES, Tyler 1-(-1); UT: WILLIAMS, Stephen 3-48-2; MOORE, Nick 2-42; BAILEY, Robin TACKLES-FOR-LOSS: 3-12; HOLTZCLAW, Daniel 1-4; SMITH, Spenser 1-3 1-14-1; ALLEN, John 1-8; GAYMON, Sam 1-2

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Game 4 - Maryland Game 4 Eastern Michigan at Maryland Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 Chevy Chase Field at Byrd Stadium - College Park, Maryland 1 p.m. - Attendance: 48,023

EAGLES DROP OFFENSIVE SHOOTOUT AT MARYLAND Both teams roll up more than 450 yards

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A pair of interceptions and a blocked punt proved costly for the Eastern Michigan University football team, as the Eagles dropped a 51-24 decision to the University of Maryland Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at Chevy Chase Bank Field at Byrd Stadium. The Eagles racked up 453 yards of total offense, but it all came for naught as Maryland was able to capitalize on the EMU miscues. With the win Maryland upped its record to 3-1 on the year, while Eastern Michigan dropped to 1-3. Making his first start of the season due to an injury to junior Andy Schmitt (St. John’s, Mich.-St. John’s), sophomore quarterback Kyle McMahon (Rochester Hills, Mich.-Pontiac Notre Dame Prep) threw for a season-best 278 yards and two touchdowns. On the ground, McMahon also scampered for 29 yards on 10 attempts. Junior wide-out Jacory Stone (Cleveland, Ohio-Glenville) hauled in nine catches for 76 yards and a touchdown, while sophomore tight end Josh LeDuc (Canton, Mich.-Canton) caught four balls for 59 yards and a score. On the ground, senior Terrence Blevins (Detroit, Mich.-Denby) racked up 61 yards and a touchdown on 10 attempts. The Eagles found themselves in an early hole as the Terrapins blocked sophomore Patrick Treppa’s (Livonia, Mich.-Stevenson) punt and returned it to the EMU 10-yard line. However, the Eastern defense stood up to the challenge of the sudden change of field position, holding Maryland to just a field goal with 11:04 left in the first quarter. On the ensuing EMU possession, McMahon was able to march the offense 75 yards in six plays down the field to the UM five-yard line. But on 1st-and-goal, McMahon’s toss was intercepted in the end zone, halting the Eagles’ scoring opportunity. Maryland would capitalize on that miscue, going 80-yards in just 10 plays for the score that was capped off by a one-yard touchdown plunge by Morgan Green. A Obi Egekeze PAT followed to make it 10-0 with 2:45 to play in the first quarter. After another McMahon interception, UM’s Green would sprint 20 yards for the touchdown to complete the five-play, 47-yard Maryland scoring drive. Another Egekeze PAT was true to push the deficit to 17, 17-0, with 11:41 remaining in the second quarter. Despite playing from behind, EMU continued to move the football. After starting on its own 20-yard line, McMahon marched the Green and White 73 yards to the UM sevenyard line Blevins was able to get EMU on the scoreboard, with his fifth touchdown of the year, a seven-yard touchdown rush with 5:08 left in the half. A sophomore Joe Carithers (Dacula, Ga.-Dacula (Palomar J.C.)) PAT sailed through the uprights to make it 17-7. But Maryland promptly answered with a 63 yard kickoff return to give the Terps great field position. On the very next play, quarterback Chris Turner found a streaking Darrius Heyward-Bay for the 32-yard touchdown strike with 4:49 showing on the clock. A 13-yard touchdown reception by LeDuc from McMahon just before half pulled EMU even closer. The 80 yard, 11-play drive was capped with another Carithers PAT try, made it 24-10 with :44 seconds left before the intermission. Following the break the potent Terrapin offense tacked on another touchdown just 1:33 into the third quarter, as Turner hooked up with tight end Dan Gronkowski for the four-yard touchdown reception to make it 31-10. But the Eagles would again respond with a score of their own, as Carithers would knock through a 23-yard field goal to make it 31-17 with 7:15 showing on the third quarter clock. Maryland returned the favor with a 21-yard Egekeze field goal on the ensuing possession to run the score to 34-17 with 4:19 still left in the third period. The defenses for both sides would then stiffen up, as neither was able to score until Maryland’s Egekeze banged through a 33-yard field goal attempt with 11:46 to play in the fourth quarter. On the following possession EMU continued to rack up the yardage, as McMahon drove the Eagles back into the red zone. The sophomore signal caller then found Stone in the corner on the end zone for the two-yard touchdown strike with 8:03 left. The PAT was good to make it 37-24. Maryland would add two late touchdowns to make it 51-24.

RUSHING: EMU: BLEVINS, Terrence 10-61-1; PRIEST, Dwayne 9-54; WELCH, Corey 6-32; McMAHON, Kyle 10-29; WILLIAMS, Jason 1-1; SANDERS, Marvon 1-(-1); TEAM 1-(-2); BONNER, John 1-(-3); UM: PORTIS, Josh 9-98-1; HEYWARDBEY, Darrius 2-81; GREEN, Morgan 12-40-2; MEGGETT, Davin 8-23; TEAM 1-(-3); TURNER, Chris 2-(-8) PASSING: EMU: McMAHON, Kyle 25-37-2-278-2; WILLIAMS, Jason 1-2-1-4; JONES, Tyler 0-1-0-0; UM: TURNER, Chris 15-23-2-212-2; OQUENDO, Dannby 1-1-0-43-1; PORTIS, Josh 0-1-0-0 RECEIVING: EMU: STONE, Jacory 9-76-1; LEDUC, Josh 4-59-1; BONNER, John 4-53; GAGE, Dontayo 4-44; BLEVINS, Terrence 2-8; PRIEST, Dwayne 1-34; SMITH, Spenser 1-4; SANDERS, Marvon 1-4; UM: OQUENDO, Danny 3-38; HEYWARDBEY, Darrius 3-31-1; WILLIAMS, Isaiah 2-64-1; SMITH, Torrey 2-58; JACKSON, Cory 2-35; GRONKOWSKI, Dan 2-8-1; TYLER, Ronnie 1-19; MEGGETT, Davin 1-2

FIRST QUARTER 11:04 Obi Egekeze 23-yard field goal 02:45 Morgan Green 1-yard run; Obi Egekeze PAT SECOND QUARTER MARYL: 11:14 Morgan Green 20-yard run; Obi Egekeze PAT EMU: 05:08 Terrence Blevins 7-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT MARYL: 04:49 Darrius Heyward-Bey 32-yard pass from Chris Turner; Obi Egekeze PAT EMU: 00:44 Josh LeDuc 13-yard pass from Kyle McMahon; Joe Carithers PAT THIRD QUARTER MARYL: 13:27 Dan Gronkowski 4-yard pass from Chris Turner; Obi Egekeze PAT EMU: 07:15 Joe Carithers 23-yard field goal MARYL: 04:19 Obi Egekeze 21-yard field goal FOURTH QUARTER MARYL: 11:46 Obi Egekeze 33-yard field goal EMU: 08:03 Jacory Stone 2-yard pass from Kyle McMahon; Joe Carithers PAT MARYL: 06:18 Isaiah Williams 43-yard pass from Danny Oquendo; Obi Egekeze PAT MARYL: 01:20 Josh Portis 8-yard run; Obi Egekeze PAT SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 Tot Eastern Michigan 0 14 3 7 24 Maryland 10 14 10 17 51 MARYL.: MARYL:

TEAM TOTALS EMU MARYLAND FIRST DOWNS 25 20 Rushing 11 8 Passing 13 10 Penalty 1 2 NET YARDS RUSHING 171 231 Rushing Attempts 39 34 Average Per Rush 4.4 6.8 Rushing Touchdowns 1 3 Yards Gained Rushing 201 242 Yards Lost Rushing 30 11 NET YARDS PASSING 282 255 Completions-Att.-Int. 26-40-3 16-25-2 Average Per Attempt 7.1 10.2 Average Per Completion 10.8 15.9 Passing Touchdowns 2 3 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 453 486 Total Offense Plays 79 59 Average Gain Per Play 5.7 8.2 Fumbles: Number-Lost 0-0 0.0 Penalties: Number-Yards 5-45 3-43 PUNTS-YARDS 3-70 1-44 Average Yards Per Punt 23.3 44.0 Net Yards Per Punt 11.3 44.0 Inside 20 1 1 50+ Yards 0 0 Touchbacks 0 0 Fair Catch 1 1 PUNT RETURNS: No.-Yds.-TD 0-0-0 1-36-0 KICKOFF RET.: No.-Yds.-TD 6-129-0 5-141-0 Interceptions: No.-Yds.-TD 2-10-0 3-10-0 Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 Possession Time 35:45 24:15 1st Quarter 8:29 6:31 2nd Quarter 11:22 3:38 3rd Quarter 8:29 6:31 4th Quarter 7:25 7:35 Third-Down Conversions 2-of-12 8-of-13 Fourth-Down Conversions 3-of-5 1-of-1 Red Zone Scores-Chances 4-5 7-7 TACKLES: EMU: HOLTZCLAW, Daniel 7-2; WYATT, Jacob 7-1; HARRISON, Dwayne 5-0; DOWNARD, Ryan 4-1; JENKINS, Jermaine 2-2; HATCHETT, Andre 2-1; SMITH, Spenser 2-0; MITCHELL, Mark 2-0; HICKS, Arrington 2-0; HUNT, Josh 2-0; KUHLMAN, Ryan 1-1; LONG, Kevin 1-1; LANG, T.J. 1-0; PRATT, Brandon 1-0; WAITS, Herb 1-0; SLATER, Brandon 1-0; PALUCH, Sonny 1-0; PRIEST, Dwayne 0-1; SERRUTO, Drew 0-1; DOWNS, Brandon 0-1; MAY, Chris 0-1; WILLIAMS, Josh

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Game 5 - Northern Illinois Game 5 Northern Illinois at EMU Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 Rynearson Stadium Ypsilanti, Mich. Noon - Attendance: 17,159 (Paid) ESPN+ • Homecoming

NORTHERN ILLINOIS SPOILS EMU HOMECOMING Huskies blank eagles, 37-0

FIRST QUARTER 02:42 Me’Co Brown 26-yard run; Mike Salerno PAT 00:49 DeMarcus Grady 9-yard run; Mike Salerno PAT SECOND QUARTER NIU: 07:23 Marcus Perez 2-yard run; Mike Salerno PAT THIRD QUARTER NIU: 09:21 Kyle Skarb 4-yard pass from Dan Nicholson; Mike Salerno PAT FOURTH QUARTER NIU: 09:27 Justin Anderson 8-yard run; Mike Salerno PAT NIU: 01:29 D.J. Pirkle safety NIU: NIU:

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 YPSILANTI, Mich. — A visiting Northern Illinois University football Northern Illinois 14 7 team spoiled Homecoming for the Eastern Michigan University foot- Eastern Michigan 0 0 ball team here Saturday afternoon, Sept. 27, in Rynearson Stadium in a Mid-American Conference West Division battle, defeating the TEAM TOTALS Eagles by a score of 37-0. FIRST DOWNS Northern Illinois rolled up 339 yards in total offense and raced to Rushing a 21-0 halftime lead and came back with a strong defensive effort in Passing the second half to post the 37-0 victory. The shutout was the first for Penalty an EMU squad since this same NIU team handed the Eagles a 27-0 NET YARDS RUSHING shutout in the final game of the 2006 season, Nov. 24. Rushing Attempts The loss drops EMU to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in MAC action while Average Per Rush Northern Illinois improves 2-2 overall and 1-1 in MAC action. Rushing Touchdowns On offense, junior quarterback Andy Schmitt (St. John’s Mich.- Yards Gained Rushing St. John’s) went 21-of-37 for 140 yards in the air while rushing for Yards Lost Rushing 27 yards on the ground. Junior wide receiver Jacory Stone (Cleve- NET YARDS PASSING land, Ohio-Glenville) hauled in nine passes for 98 yards, his second Completions-Att.-Int. consecutive game with nine receptions while his 98 yards was a ca- Average Per Attempt reer best. Senior tailback Terrence Blevins (Detroit, MIch.-Denby) Average Per Completion gained 32 yards on nine carries for EMU. Passing Touchdowns Defensively, the Eagles were led by senior linebacker Daniel Holtz- TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS claw (Enid, Okla.-Enid) with 15 stops on the afternoon, moving him Total Offense Plays to third on the EMU career list for tackles with 376. Safety Jacob Wy- Average Gain Per Play att (Lansing, Mich.-Sexton) recorded seven tackles. Fumbles: Number-Lost The Huskies racked up 235 yards rushing and four touchdowns on Penalties: Number-Yards the ground, led by Me’co Brown’s 111 yards and one touchdown. Jus- PUNTS-YARDS tin Anderson rushed for 37 yards and a score, while DeMarcus Grady Average Yards Per Punt and Marcus Perez accounted for the other two NIU rushing touch- Net Yards Per Punt downs. Quarterback Dan Nicholson completed 11-of-15 passes for 92 Inside 20 yards and one aerial score. 50+ Yards NIU raced out to an early 14-0 lead after the first quarter of play and Touchbacks never looked back. The Eagle offense was slowed after sophomore Fair Catch signal caller Kyle McMahon (Rochester Hills, Mich.-Notre Dame PUNT RETURNS: No.-Yds.-TD Prep) went down with an injury during the first series. The Huskies KICKOFF RET.: No.-Yds.-TD scored in every quarter, including a late safety, putting the final mar- Interceptions: No.-Yds.-TD gin at 37-0. Miscellaneous Yards

RUSHING: EMU: McMAHON, Kyle 2-32; BLEVINS, terrence 9-31; SCHMITT, Andy 9-27; WELCH, Corey 4-23; PRIEST, Dwayne 6-20; WILLIAMS, Jason 1-(-6); SANDERS, Marvon 2-(-8); NIU: BROWN, Me’Co 17-111-1; ANDERSON, Justin 7-37-1; SPANN, Chad 6-35; CLANTON, Montell 3-33; CRIDER, Ricky 3-10; GRADY, DeMarcus 2-10-1; PEREZ, Marcus 1-2-1; NICHOLSON, Dan 1-(-2)

Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances

3 7 0

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NIU 21 13 5 3 235 43 5.5 4 242 7 104 13-17-0 6.1 8.0 1 339 60 5.7 0-0 5-50 4-189 47.2 47.2 4 1 0 0 0-0-0 1-17-0 2-39-0 0 31:59 8:23 4:41 8:55 10:00 9-of-14 0-0-0 4-5

Tot 37 0 EMU 19 6 11 2 119 33 3.6 0 138 19 140 21-39-0 3.6 6.7 0 259 72 3.6 0-0 3-28 2-59 29.5 29.5 1 0 0 0 0-0-0 4-92-0 0-0-0 0 28:01 6:37 10:19 6:05 5:00 5-of-15 2-of-6 0-0

PASSING: EMU: SCHMITT, Andy 21-37-1-140-0; McMAHON, Kyle 0-2-1-0-0; NIU: NICHOLSON, Dan 11-15-0-92-1; GRADY, DeMarcus 2-2-0-12-0 TACKLES: EMU: HOLTZCLAW, Daniel 7-8; WYATT, Jacob 4-3; HATCHETT, Andre 4-2; HARRISON, Dwayne 4-2; LONG, Kevin 3-2; JENKINS, Jermaine 3-0; RECEIVING: EMU: STONE, Jacory 9-98; JONES, Tyler 3-14; BLEVINS, Terrence MAY, Chris 2-1; HUNT, Josh 1-2; WILSON, Nate 2-0; REESE, Javon 2-0; PRATT, 3-0; GAGE, Dontayo 2-11; LeDUC, Josh 2-7; SANDERS, Marvon 1-7; BURKE, Ty- Brandon 1-1; DOWNS, Brandon 1-1; OHRMAN, Brad 1-1; HICKS, Arrington rone 1-3; NIU: TURNER, Greg 5-24; CUNNINGHAM, R. 2-46; PEREZ, Marcus 2-10; 1-0; DeMASTER, Dan 1-0; BUCHE, Bridger 1-0; SMITH, Spenser 1-0; KUHLMAN, DAVIS, Britt 1-8; LEWIS, Marcus 1-7; ADONIS, Evans 1-5; SKARB, Kyle 1-4-1 Ryan 1-0; DIXON, Keith 1-0; DOWNARD, Ryan 0-1 TACKLES-FOR-LOSS: EMU: 1-5; OHRMAN, Brad 1-5

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Game 6 - Bowling Green Game 6 EMU at Bowling Green Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 Doyt Perry Stadium Bowling Green, Ohio 4 p.m. - Attendance: 16,217 BCSN-TV • Homecoming

EMU SPOILS BGSU’s HOMECOMING WITH 24-21 VICTORY EMU scores with 36 seconds left to record the win BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — The Eastern Michigan University football team came up with some last-second heroics to record a 24-21 win over Bowling Green State University here Saturday afternoon, Oct. 4, in Mid-American Conference cross-divisional action before a Homecoming crowd of 16,217 in Doyt Perry Stadium. Trailing by a 21-17 margin, the Eagles moved 77 yards in six plays and scored the winning points on a 16-yard scoring pass from junior quarterback Andy Schmitt (St. Johns, Mich.-St. Johns) to senior wide receiver Tyler Jones (Belleville, Mich.Belleville) with just 36 seconds left in the game. Sophomore place-kicker Joe Carithers (Dacula, Ga.-Dacula-Palomar (Calif.) J.C.) added the PAT kick for the 24-21 EMU advantage. The winning touchdown was set up by a big EMU defensive stand as the Eagles forced a Bowling Green punt, getting the offense the ball back with 1:21 left on the clock. The home team still had a chance to tie the game after that late EMU score, but a 52-yard field goal attempt by Sinisa Vrvilo was short and to the left as time expired. The win was extra special for EMU head coach Jeff Genyk, a 1982 Bowling Green State University graduate and a former quarterback for the Falcons. With the win the Eagles improve to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in MAC action while Bowling Green falls to 2-3 overall and 0-1 in league play. The victory also snapped the Eagles’ nine-game losing skid to the Falcons, and marked the first EMU victory in Bowling Green, Ohio since Nov. 12, 1988. Schmitt directed the EMU offense to 410 total yards on 68 plays. He completed 21-of-29 passes for 251 yards and one touchdown while Jones led all rushers with 13 carries for 60 yards while taking the direct snap from center during the game. Jones spent the rest of the game as a wide receiver. Sophomore tailback Dwayne Priest (Roanoke, Va.-William Fleming-Fork Union Military) added 45 yards on 11 rushes. The EMU defense was outstanding all day and was paced by senior Daniel Holtzclaw (Enid, Okla.-Enid) with 10 tackles while Spenser Smith (Detroit, Mich.-Mackenzie) record five tackles and three tackles-for-loss of 14 yards. The Falcons opened the scoring on a six-yard pass from quarterback Tyler Sheehan to tight end Jimmy Scheidler with 1:18 left in the first quarter. Vrvilo added the PAT for a 7-0 lead. The Eagles fought back to knot the game at seven-all, capping a six-play, 65-yard drive on a one-yard touchdown run by senior tailback Terrence Blevins (Detroit, Mich.-Denby) followed by the PAT kick by Carithers with 2:34 left in the second quarter. Eastern took its first lead of the game, 10-7, on a 28-yard field goal by Carithers on the first drive of the second half at the 9:40 mark. The Eagles drove the ball 60 yards in 10 plays with Carithers providing the go-ahead points. BGSU came right back on its first possession of the second half to regain the lead, 14-10, on a 46-yard scoring toss from Sheehan to wide receiver Adrian Hodges. Vrvilo added the PAT kick. The Eastern offense continued to use the clock to its advantage, answering with a 13-play, 78-yard touchdown drive that took 7:27 with Priest capping the drive with a 12-yard scoring run. Carithers added the PAT to once again give the Eagles the lead, 17-14, with 9.2 seconds left in the third quarter. Bowling Green would add a Sheehan eight-yard run with 5:11 left before Eastern would pull off the late-game magic on the Schmitt to Jones pass to win the game.

FIRST QUARTER BGSU: 01:18 Jimmy Scheidler 6-yard pass from Tyler Sheehan; Sinisa Vrvilo PAT SECOND QUARTER EMU: 02:34 Terrence Blevins 1-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT THIRD QUARTER EMU: 09:40 Joe Carithers 28-yard field goal BGSU: 07:41 Adrian Hodges 46-yard pass from Tyler Sheehan; Vrvilo PAT EMU: 00:09 Dwayne Priest 12-yard touchdown run; Carithers PAT FOURTH QUARTER BGSU: 05:11 Tyler Sheehan 8-yard run; Sinisa Vrvilo PAT EMU: 00:36 Tyler Jones 16-yard pass from Andy Schmitt; Joe Carithers PAT SCORE BY QUARTERS Eastern Michigan Bowling Green

1 0 7

2 7 0

TEAM TOTALS FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Att.-Int. Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total Offense Plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair Catch PUNT RETURNS: No.-Yds.-TD KICKOFF RET.: No.-Yds.-TD Interceptions: No.-Yds.-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter RUSHING: EMU: JONES, Tyler 13-60; PRIEST, Dwayne 11-45-1; SCHMITT, Andy Third-Down Conversions 4-22; BLEVINS, Terrence 7-20-1; WHITE, DeAnthony 1-2; SANDERS, Marvon 1-(-1); GAGE, Dontayo 1-(-1); BGSU: TURNER, Anthony 8-55; BULLOCK, Chris Fourth-Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances 15-43; PRONTY, Tyrone 1-0; SHEEHAN, Tyler 5-(-4)

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4 7 7 EMU 23 8 13 2 147 38 3.9 2 149 2 263 22-30-0 8.8 12.0 1 410 68 6.0 0-0 6-61 5-168 33.6 32.0 2 0 0 2 2-5-0 4-71-0 0-0-0 0 32:52 5:44 7:50 12:52 6:26 5-of-14 2-of-2 4-4

Tot 24 21 BGSU 18 5 12 1 94 29 3.2 1 123 29 297 27-34-0 8.7 11.0 2 391 63 6.2 1-0 10-80 5-181 36.2 31.2 0 0 1 0 1-8-0 3-66-0 0-0-0 0 27:08 9:16 7:10 2:08 8:34 6-of-13 1-of-1 2-2

PASSING: EMU: SCHMITT, Andy 21-29-0-253-1; JOHNSON, Zach 1-1-0-10-0; TACKLES: EMU: HOLTZCLAW, Daniel 5-5; HATCHETT, Andre 4-4; JENKINS, BGSU: SHEEHAN, Tyler 27-34-0-3297-2 Jermaine 4-4; GARRISON, Lyle 4-2; WYATT, Jacob 3-3; SMITH, Spenser 4-1; OHRMAN, Brad 3-2; WILSON, Nate 1-4; HUNT, Josh 2-2; DOWNARD, Ryan 0-4; RECEIVING: EMU: STONE, Jacory 6-81; JONES, Tyler 4-61-1; LeDUC, Josh 4-43; MAY, Chris 2-1; WAITS, Herb 2-1; DOWNS, Brandon 1-1; SERRUTO, Drew 1-0; SANDERS, Marvon 4-24; PRIEST, Dwayne 2-11; BLEVINS, Terrence 1-33; BURKE, REESE, Javon 1-0; HARRISON, Dwayne 0-1 Tyrone 1-10; BGSU: PARTRIDTGE, Curt 6-60; PRONTY, Tyrone 5-16; BULLOCK, Chris 4-53; BARNES, Freddie 4-44; SCHEIDLER, Jimmy 2-12-1; TURNER, Anthony TACKLES-FOR-LOSS: EMU: 8-33; SMITH, Spenser 3-14; JENKINS, Jermaine 2-6; KELLEY, Jermiah 1-48; HODGES, Adrian 1-46-1; WRIGHT, Chris 1-6; HUT- 1.5-6; OHRMAN, Brad 1-6; MAY, Chris 1-5; GARRISON, Lyle 1-2; HATCHETT, SON, Ray 1-6 Andre 0.5-0

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Game 7 - Army Game 7 EMU at Army Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 Michie Stadium West Point, N.Y. 1 p.m. - Attendance: 27,096 Homecoming LATE RALLY LEADS ARMY PAST EMU Eagles can’t hold first-half advantage in 17-13 loss

WEST POINT, N.Y. — The Eastern Michigan University football team dropped a 17-13 decision to the United States Military Academy Saturday afternoon, Oct. 11, in non-conference action here at Blaik Field in Michie Stadium. The Black Knights used their triple-option attack to rack up 341 yards on the ground to overcome a 13-7 halftime deficit. The Eagles had a pair of late fourth quarter drives in an attempt to rally for the win, but the Army defense stood up to the challenge to claim the victory. With the win Army ups its record to 2-4 on the year, while Eastern Michigan drops to 2-5. Junior quarterback Andy Schmitt (St. Johns, Mich.-St. Johns) was 12-of-30 passing for a total of 138 yards. Junior wideout Jacory Stone (Cleveland, Ohio-Glenville) added four catches for 17 yards to give him 101 career catches and 996 career receiving yards. Sophomore tight end Josh LeDuc (Canton, Mich.-Plymouth) also caught two passes for 40. On the ground, sophomore Dwayne Priest (Roanoke, Va./William Fleming-Fork Union Academy) totalled 118 yards on 17 carries on the afternoon. Senior Terrence Blevins (Detroit, Mich.-Denby) also tallied 17 yards and a touchdown on six attempts. For Army, fullback Collin Mooney carried the ball 29 times for 299 yards while running back Wesley McMahand added three carries for 46 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Chip Bowden ran the ball 12 times for 32 yards and a score while going 0-for-3 via the air. Army had zero passing yards in the entire game. Army jumped on the board first, as the Black Knights opened the game marching 61 yards in just two plays. The drive was capped with a 13-yard touchdown scamper by McMahand with 13:07 showing on the first quarter clock. Matthew Campbell’s PAT was good to make it 7-0. The triple-option attack of Army continued to rack up the yards on the ground, as Mooney sprinted 67 yards to set up a great scoring opportunity midway through the opening period. However, it would all be for naught as senior linebacker Daniel Holtzclaw (Enid, Okla.-Enid ), who had a game-high 12 tackles, stopped Bowden on fourth-and-inches to force a turnover on downs at the EMU 12-yard line with 4:08 left in the first quarter. After a few stalled drives to start the contest, Eastern Michigan was able to get the offense in gear on its third possession. Schmitt would direct an 11-play, 63-yard drive from deep in its own territory, but the drive would stall at the Army 25-yard line. Sophomore placekicker Joe Carithers (Dacula, Ga.Dacula (Palomar J.C.) would knock through a career-long 43 yard field goal to cut the deficit to four, 7-3, with 13:26 left in the second period. Following a quick three-and-out for the Black Knights, Priest would roll off a 20-yard dart into Army territory. Six plays later, Blevins would bounce off a few defenders before finding paydirt with 7:49 left before half. Carithers would tack on the point-after kick to make it 10-7. Army would turn the ball over with 5:37 showing on the clock near midfield, when quarterback Bowden’s option toss was off target and recovered by senior Dwayne Harrison (North Miami Beach, Fla.-North Miami Beach). EMU was unable to advance the ball into the red zone, as Carithers would have to chip through a 38-yard field goal to make it 13-7 with 3:04 left. Following intermission, the Black Knights would once again crack into the scoring column. Mooney would break loose, scooting for a 54-yard gain down to the EMU four-yard line. But the EMU defense would stand up, stopping Mooney just short of the goal line to force a fieldgoal try. The 18-yard attempt for Campbell was true to make it 13-10 with 10:25 to play in the third period. Eastern Michigan would answer with a long drive of its own, marching 68 yards in nine plays before the drive would falter at the Army five-yard line. The Eagles had back-to-back opportunities to scores, but two of Schmitt’s passes were knocked away from their intended targets in the end zone. Carithers would come on for the chip shot 22-yard field goal attempt with 5:33 remaining but the try was blocked by Victor Ugenyi. Army’s rushing attack continued to move the chains on its next possession, calling for the run on 13-of-14 plays, capping the 80-yard drive with a nine-yard touchdown run by Bowden. Campbell added the PAT to give Army its final four-point margin, 17-13. Army would ratchet up the defensive intensity on EMU’s next possession to force the quick three-and-out. But the Black Knights would have trouble holding on to the football, turning the ball over with less than nine minutes of clock still showing. However, head coach Jeff Genyk’s crew count not cash in on the break, as Schmitt was sacked on third-and-six at midfield. Junior Zach Johnson (Springboro, Ohio-Springboro) punted the ball away with 6:58 as the Knights took over at their own 17-yard line. Once again the defense would stand strong, forcing Army to give the ball back to the Eagles via a punt with 3:34 left. Needing to go 83 yards to score, Schmitt found Blevins for a 14-yard pass reception up to the EMU 30-yard line. Two plays later Schmitt nearly found a streaking Stone down at the Army 30-yard line but the pass was just inches too long. Then on third-and-five, the toss to LeDuc was broken up to force the Eagles’ hand with 2:10 to go. Schmitt’s pass was knocked down at the line of scrimmage to return the ball to Army with 2:04 showing. Army continued to attack via the rush but came up just short on a critical fourth down at the EMU 26-yard line turning the ball back over to the Green and White with 1:40 on the clock.

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ARMY: EMU: EMU: EMU: ARMY: ARMY:

FIRST QUARTER 13:47 Wesley McMahand 13-yard run; Matthew Campbell PAT SECOND QUARTER 13:26 Joe Carithers 43-yard field goal 07:49 Terrence Blevins 5-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT 03:04 Joe Carithers 38-yard field goal THIRD QUARTER 10:25 Matthew Campbell 18-yard field goal FOURTH QUARTER 13:42 Chip Bowden nine-yard run; Matthew Campbell PAT

SCORE BY QUARTERS Eastern Michigan Army

1 0 7

2 13 0

3 0 3

TEAM TOTALS FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Att.-Int. Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total Offense Plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair Catch PUNT RETURNS: No.-Yds.-TD KICKOFF RET.: No.-Yds.-TD Interceptions: No.-Yds.-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances

4 0 7 EMU 16 5 8 3 117 29 4.0 1 139 22 138 12-30-0 4.6 11.5 0 255 59 4.3 1-0 7-55 5-217 43.4 42.6 3 1 0 1 0-0-0 2-50-0 0-0-0 0 27:23 7:48 9:14 6:05 4:16 1-of-12 0-of-2 1-2

Tot 13 17 ARMY 17 16 0 1 341 59 5.8 2 364 23 0 0-3-0 0.0 0.0 0 341 62 5.5 3-2 3-28 4-154 38.5 38.5 2 0 0 1 2-4-0 3-70-0 0-0-0 0 32:37 7:12 5:46 8:55 10:44 5-of-13 1-of-3 3-4

RUSHING: EMU: PRIEST, Dwayne 17-118; BLEVINS, Terrence 6-17-1; JONES, Tyler 2-3; TEAM 1-(-1); SANDERS, Marvon 1-(-8); SCHMITT, Andy 2-(-12); ARMY: MOONEY, Collin 29-229; McMAHAND, Wesley 3-46-1; BOWDEN, Chip 12-32-1; CARL, Bryson 7-21; DACE, Tony 5-12; SMITH, Ian 1-5 PASSING: EMU: SCHMITT, Andy 12-29-0-138-0; JONES, Tyler 0-1-0-0; ARMY: BOWDEN, Chip 0-3-0-0-0 RECEIVING: EMU: STONE, Jacory 4-17; LeDUC, Josh 2-40; SANDERS, Marvon 2-31; JONES, Tyler 2-13; THAYER, Ben 1-23; BLEVINS, Terrence 1-14; ARMY: None

TACKLES: EMU: HOLTZCLAW, Daniel 5-7; OHRMAN, Brad 7-3; WYATT, Jacob 7-2; JENKINS, Jermaine 3-4; HATCHETT, Andre 2-5; KUHLMAN, Ryan 2-3; HARRISON, Dwayne 2-3; SMITH, Spenser 1-4; DOWNS, Brandon; MAY, Chris 0-4; HUNT, Josh 1-2; PRIEST, Dwayne 2-0; DOWNARD, Ryan 1-1; GARRISON, Lyle 1-0; WAITS, Herb 1-0; REESE, Javon 0-1 TACKLES-FOR-LOSS: EMU: 2-12; ORHMAN, Brad 2-12

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Game 8 - Akron Game 8 Akron at EMU Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 Rynearson Stadium Ypsilanti, Mich. 1 p.m. - Attendance: 17,055 (Paid) Band Day

EAGLES LOSE HEARTBREAKER ON BIZARRE PLAY EMU blocks last-minute field goal only to lose game

YPSILANTI, Mich. — One of the most bizarre plays in Eastern Michigan University football history cost the Eagles a chance at victory here Saturday afternoon, Oct. 18, in Rynearson Stadium in a Mid-American Conference game against a visiting University of Akron squad. The Eagles came from behind to take a 35-34 lead with 03:49 left when junior quarterback Andy Schmitt (St. Johns, Mich.-St. Johns) found sophomore tight end Josh LeDuc (Canton, Mich.-Plymouth) for a six-yard touchdown pass. Joe Carithers (Dacula, Ga.-Dacula-Palomar (Calif,) J.C.) added the tie-breaking PAT kick to give Eastern a shot at the win. Akron then drove to the EMU nine-yard line and faced fourth and two yards to go with just 00:30 left on the clock. The Zips elected to kick a field goal, but a 26-yard field goal by Igor Iveljic was blocked by LeDuc. The blocked kick bounced back to Akron holder Andy Hildreth and he ran for a four-yard gain, recording the first down, giving Akron possession at the five-yard line. The Zips did not waste that sudden turnaround and scored the game-winning touchdown with just 14 ticks left. Dennis Kennedy rushed for the four-yard touchdown and also scored on a two-point conversion run to make the final, 42-35. EMU received the ensuing kickoff and ran off one play before losing the ball on a fumble as the final gun sounded. With the win, the Zips even their overall record at 4-4 and 2-2 in MAC action. The Eagles fall to 2-6 and 1-3, respectively. Schmitt led the Eagles with 22 completions in 34 pass attempts for 258 yard including three touchdowns. Junior wide receiver Jacory Stone (Cleveland, Ohio-Glenville) caught a career-high 109 receiving yards on seven catches. The three touchdown passes were evenly spread out as Tyler Jones (Belleville, Mich.-Belleville), Marvon Sanders (Ypsilanti, Mich.-Ypsilanti) and LeDuc each had a receiving score. Senior running back Terrence Blevins (Detroit, Mich.-Denby) led the ground attack, going 91 yards on 21 rushes while scoring twice. For Akron, Kennedy carried the ball 25 times for a career-high 277 yards. Signal caller Chris Jacquemain went 11-of-19, passing for 208 yards. Akron jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the game before the Eagles cut it to three, 10-7, on a three-yard run by Blevins followed by the PAT kick from Carithers. EMU then tried an on-side kick that was recovered Akron and the Zips scored on the next play for a 17-7 advantage. A five-yard pass from Schmitt to Jones and a PAT by Carithers added seven for the Eagles to make it 17-14 with 4:17 showing on the second-quarter clock. Akron closed out the half with a touchdown and PAT to make it 24-14. Following intermission, head coach Jeff Genyk’s crew cracked the scoring column with Blevins scoring from one-yard out to cut it to 24-21 at the 09:06 mark of the third quarter. The visitors then went up by 13, 34-21, with a touchdown and field goal before the Eagles stormed back for 10 straight points, on two Schmitt touchdown passes, the first a 19-yard pass to Sanders and the second a six-yard toss to LeDuc. Carithers added both PAT kicks. The LeDuc score put the Eagles up by one, 35-34, setting up the late-game scramble.

FIRST QUARTER 12:08 Igor Iveljic 26-yard field goal SECOND QUARTER AKRON: 12:16 Andre Jones 16-yard pass from Chris Jacquemain; Igor Iveljic PAT EMU: 09:29 Terrence Blevins 3-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT AKRON: 09:21 Andre Jones 45-yard pass from Chris Jacquemain; Igor Iveljic PAT EMU: 04:17 Tyler Jones 5-yard pass from Andy Schmitt; Joe Carithers PAT AKRON: 02:51 Dennis Kennedy 33-yard run; Igor Iveljic PAT THIRD QUARTER EMU: 09:06 Terrence Blevins 1-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT AKRON: 07:42 Dennis Kennedy 10-yard run; Igor Iveljic PAT FOURTH QUARTER AKRON: 14:10 Igor Iveljic 27-yard field goal EMU: 05:41 Marvon Sanders 19-yard pass from Andy Schmitt; Joe Carithers PAT EMU: 03:49 Josh LeDuc 6-yard pass from Andy Schmitt; Joe Carithers PAT AKRON: 00:14 Dennis Kennedy 4-yard run; Dennis Kennedy rush AKRON:

SCORE BY QUARTERS Akron Eastern Michigan

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2 21 14

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TEAM TOTALS FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Att.-Int. Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total Offense Plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair Catch PUNT RETURNS: No.-Yds.-TD KICKOFF RET.: No.-Yds.-TD Interceptions: No.-Yds.-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter RUSHING: EMU: BLEVINS, Terrence 21-91-2; SANDERS, Marvon 1-37; PRIEST, Third-Down Conversions Dwayne 8-36; WELCH, Corey 6-14; JONES, Tyler 3-6; SCHMITT, Andy 2-(-2); AKFourth-Down Conversions

4 11 14 AKRON 22 11 10 0 339 42 8.1 3 369 30 208 11-19-0 10.9 18.9 2 547 61 9.0 1-1 3-15 4-158 39.5 32.5 2 0 1 0 1-7-0 5-103-0 1-1-0 4 23:53 6:21 4:20 5:48 7:24 3-of-11 0-of-0

Tot 42 35 EMU 21 7 14 0 182 41 4.4 2 198 16 258 22-34-1 7.6 11.7 3 440 75 5.9 1-1 1-15 5-177 35.4 34.0 1 0 0 2 1-8-0 8-159-0 0-0-0 0 36:07 8:39 10:40 9:12 7:36 11-of-19 2-of-2

RON: KENNEDY, Dennis 25-277-3; JONES, Andre 3-50; JOHNSON, Andrew 5-8; Red Zone Scores-Chances 1-2 3-4 BRUCE, Jeremy 1-7; JACQUEMAIN, Chris 7-4 TACKLES: EMU: OHRMAN, Brad 8-1; HOLTZCLAW, Daniel 5-3; HARRISON, Dwayne 7-0; DOWNS, Brandon 5-1; JENKINS, Jermaine 3-2; WYATT, Jacob PASSING: EMU: SCHMITT, Andy 22-34-1-258-3; AKRON: JACQUEMAIN, Chris 3-1; GARRISON, Lyle 3-0; HATCHETT, Andre 2-1; HUNT, Josh 2-0; WAITS, Herb 11-19-0-208-2 2-0; WILSON, Nate 2-0; LONG, Kevin 1-1; RILEY, Corey 1-0; BURKE, Tyrone 1-0; SLATER, Brandon 1-0; DOWNARD, Ryan 1-0; COCHRAN, Tyler 1-0; PRATT, RECEIVING: EMU: STONE, Jacory 7-109; JONES, Tyler 4-58-1; SANDERS, MarBrandon 1-0; LeDUC, Josh 1 block von 3-35-1; LeDUC, Josh 2-27-1; PRIEST, Dwayne 2-6; THAYER, Ben 1-17; BURKE, Tyrone 1-9; GAGE, Dontayo 1-3; BLEVINS, Terrence 1-(-2); LANG, T.J. 0 (-4); AKTACKLES-FOR-LOSS: EMU: 6-26; OHRMAN, Brad 3-15; RILEY, Corey 1-7; RON: JONES, Andre 5-114-2; BRUCE, Jeremy 2-26; BOWSER, Deryn 2-19; OWEN, SLATER, Brandon 1-3; HUNT, Josh 1-1 Alphonso 1-34; KENNEDY, Dennis 1-15 SACKS: 2-14: OHRMAN, Brad 2-14

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Game 9 - Ball State Game 9 EMU at Ball State Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 Scheumann Stadium Muncie, Ind. Noon - Attendance: 20,948

EAGLES FALL TO NATIONALLY RANKED CARDINALS 20th/22nd Ranked BSU records a 38-16 MAC West Divison win

MUNCIE, Ind. — The Eastern Michigan University football team fell to nationally ranked Ball State University, 38-16, here at Scheumann Stadium Saturday afternoon, Oct. 25, in a Mid-American Conference West Division game. The Cardinals, ranked 20th in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll and 22nd in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll, racked up 245 yards in the air against the Eagles’ defense which entered the game ranked best in the MAC versus the pass. EMU entered the game giving up just 151.9 yards per contest, but saw the Cardinals jump out to an early 10-0 lead before expanding that margin to 24 points, 24-0, midway through the third quarter. EMU was able to tack on a pair of touchdowns and a 37-yard field goal in the third and fourth quarters, but the deficit was just too much to overcome. With the loss the Eagles fall to 2-7 overall and 1-4 in MAC action while the Cardinals remain perfect at 8-0 (4-0 MAC). Today’s contest was the Eagles’ first versus a ranked team since a 55-0 setback to No. 14th ranked University of Michigan, Sept. 17, 2005. Junior quarterback Andy Schmitt (St. Johns, Mich.-St. Johns) led the Eagles offensively, going 28-for-49 for a career-high 309 yards via the air, including two touchdown passes. Entering the contest, Schmitt’s previous best passing yardage total was 258 just last week, Oct. 18, versus the University of Akron. Senior wide receiver Tyler Jones (Belleville, Mich.-Belleville) picked up his second career 100-yard receiving game, catching 11 balls for 120 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore tight end Josh LeDuc (Canton, Mich.-Canton) added four catches for 92 yards and a score. Junior quarterback Nate Davis turned in a complete game of Ball State, passing for 241 yard on 31 attempts and a pair touchdowns. He also rushed for 34 yards while adding a four yard touchdown reception. Ball State opened the scoring with a 27-yard Ian McGarvey field goal at the 2:31 mark of the first quarter. The Cardinals’ offense would add a second-quarter touchdown for a 10-0 lead. Ball State had one more shot to tack some points on the board just before the intermission as Davis drove the Cardinals inside the EMU 25-yard line. But on second down, Daniel Holtzclaw (Enid, Okla.-Enid) tipped a Davis pass allowing sophomore safety Kevin Long (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-Walled Lake Central) to collect his first career interception with 22 seconds left in the quarter. Schmitt took a knee as the team headed into the locker room with Ball State clinging to a 10-0 lead. In the third quarter the Cardinals increased its edge to 17-0 and made it 24-0 in the third quarter. EMU was then able to string together its best drive of the contest late in the third quarter, as Schmitt found Jacory Stone (Cleveland, Ohio-Glenville) for a sevenyard touchdown strike as time expired in the period. Sophomore kicker Joe Carithers’ (Dacula, Ga.-Dacula (Palomar J.C.) PAT was true to cut the deficit to 17, 24-7. Ball State then responded with another touchdown on a 52-yard scamper by MiQuale Lewis with the PAT making it 31-7 with 14:29 left in the game. Schmitt marched the Eagles back down the field in 14 plays covering 71 yards capped with a five yard touchdown toss to Jones for a touchdown. The two-point conversion pass was incomplete, making the score 31-13 with 9:08 remaining. BSU tacked on another seven-points before Carithers closed out the day’s scoring with a 37-yard field goal to trim the deficit to 22 points, 38-16, with 3:10 left.

BSU:

FIRST QUARTER 02:31 Ian McGarvey 27-yard field goal

SECOND QUARTER BSU: 02:36 Nate Davis 4-yard pass from Briggs Orsbon; Ian McGarvey PAT BSU: 10:43 BSU: 04:38 EMU: 00:00 BSU: 14:29 EMU: 09:08 BSU: 07:16 EMU: 03:10

THIRD QUARTER Darius Hill 5-yard pass from Nate Davis; Ian McGarvey PAT Briggs Orsbon 6-yard pass from Nate Davis; McGarvey PAT Jacory Stone 7-yard pass from Andy Schmitt; Joe Carithers PAT FOURTH QUARTER McQuale Lewis 52-yard run; Ian McGarvey PAT Tyler Jones 5-yard pass from Andy Schmitt; Andy Schmitt two-point pass no good Trey Buice 45-yard interception return; Ian McGarvey PAT Joe Carithers 37-yard field goal

SCORE BY QUARTERS Eastern Michigan Ball State

1 0 3

2 0 7

3 7 14

TEAM TOTALS FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Att.-Int. Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total Offense Plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair Catch PUNT RETURNS: No.-Yds.-TD KICKOFF RET.: No.-Yds.-TD Interceptions: No.-Yds.-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions

4 9 14 EMU 22 6 16 0 67 29 2.3 0 83 16 309 28-50-2 6.2 11.0 2 376 79 4.8 0-0 5-38 5-153 30.6 25.2 0 0 0 1 1-12-0 6-118-0 1-0-0 0 35:22 10:13 7:47 7:44 9:38 7-of-16 2-of-3

Tot 16 38 BSU 21 8 11 2 163 24 6.8 1 176 13 245 18-32-1 7.7 13.8 3 408 56 7.3 0-0 0-0 3-162 54.0 42.3 1 2 1 0 2-27-0 3-91-0 2-45-1 0 24:30 4:47 7:13 7:16 5:14 2-of-7 0-of-0

RUSHING: EMU: BLEVINS, Terrence 13-33; WELCH, Corey 4-20; JONES, Tyler 5-19; SANDERS, Marvon 2-8; PRIEST, Dwayne 1-(-1); TEAM 1-(-1); SCHMITT, Red Zone Scores-Chances 3-of-3 4-of-5 Andy 3-(-11); BSU: LEWIS, McQuale 10-75-1; SYKES, Corey 9-38; DAVIS, Nate TACKLES: EMU: HARRISON, Dwayne 4-4; WYATT, Jacob 5-2; JENKINS, 3-34; ORSBON, Briggs 1-12; WINKLER, Ray 1-4 Jermaine 4-2; OHRMAN, Brad 3-2; DOWNS, Brandon 1-4; HOLTZCLAW, Daniel PASSING: EMU: SCHMITT, Andy 28-49-2-309-1; BSU: DAVIS, Nate 2-2; FORT, Tim 0-4; MAY, Chris 2-1; HATCHETT, Andre 2-0; LONG, Kevin 1-1; SLATER, Brandon 0-2; HUNT, Josh 1-0; S TONE, Jacory 1-0; WILSON, Nate 1-0; 17-31-1-241-2; ORSBON, Briggs 1-1-0-4-1 WELCH, Corey 1-0; PRATT, Brandon 0-1; FOX, David 0-1; REESE, Javon 0-1; RECEIVING: EMU: JONES, Tyler 11-120-1; STONE, Jacory 6-66-1; LeDUC, Josh GARRISON, Lyle 0-1

4-92; GAGE, Dontayo 3-26; SANDERS, Marvon 3-7; WELCH, Corey 1-(-2); BSU: GRANT, Madaris 5-92; ORSBON, Briggs 5-47-1; JOHNSON, Louis 3-54; IFFT, Dan- TACKLES-FOR-LOSS: EMU: 5-15; OHRMAN, Brad 2-10; HATCHETT, Andre iel 1-34; GIBSON, Toriel 1-11; HILL, Darius 1-5-1; DAVIS, Nate 1-4-1; LEWIS, Mc- 1-2; JENKINS, Jermaine 1-2; SLATER, Brandon 0.5-1; HOLTZCLAW, Daniel 0.5-0 SACKS: 1-4: OHRMAN, Brad1-4 Quale 1-(-2)

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Game 10 - Western Michigan Game 10 EMU at Western Michigan Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 Bronco Stadium Kalamazoo, Mich. 2 p.m. - Attendance: 19,917

EAGLES DROP 31-10 DECISION AT WESTERN MICHIGAN Eagles fail to convert red-zone chances in loss KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Eastern Michigan University football team could not take advantage of trips to the red zone and dropped a 31-10 decision to Western Michigan University here Saturday, Nov. 1, in a Mid-American Conference West Division game played in Waldo Stadium. The Eagles made it to the red zone four times, but scored just 10 points on those chances to fall to 2-8 overall and 1-5 in MAC action while Western improves to 7-2 overall and 5-1 in league action. On offense, junior quarterback Andy Schmitt (St. John’s Mich.-St. John’s) went 21-of-35 for 272 yards in the air. Sophomore Dwayne Priest (Roanoke, Va.-William Fleming-Fork Union) and senior tailback Terrence Blevins (Detroit, MIch.-Denby) led the Eagles in rushing with 52 yards each while Blevins scored the Eagles’ lone touchdown on a 19-yard run. Defensively, the Eagles were led by senior linebacker Jermaine Jenkins (Saginaw, Mich.-Saginaw) with 11 stops on the afternoon, while safety Jacob Wyatt (Lansing, Mich.-Sexton) added nine tackles. Western opened the scoring on its first offensive possession of the game when Hiller found a streaking Juan Nunez for a 45-yard touchdown pass at the 10:35 mark of the first quarter. John Potter added the PAT kick for the 7-0 lead. The Broncos made it 10-0 with 1:10 left in the first quarter when place-kicker John Potter booted a 32-yard field goal. Eastern cut the Wester deficit to three, 10-7, when Blevins burst through the left side of the line for a 19-yard scoring run. Joe Carithers (Dacula, Ga.-DaculaPalmomar J.C.) added the PAT kick for the Eagles. Western answered with 10:00 on the clock on a seven-yard touchdown pass from Hiller to Schneider Julien as Potter added the PAT for a 17-7 WMU advantage. With Western threatening to score from the one-yard line late in the first half the EMU defense came up with the first of two huge efforts. Senior middle linebacker Daniel Holtzclaw (Enid, Okla.-Enid) forced a fumble that was recovered by senior defensive tackle Josh Hunt (Jackson, Mich.-Lumen Christi) with just 00:55 left on the clock. A 15-yard WMU penalty gave Eastern the ball at the16yard line. EMU moved it down near midfield before getting stopped on downs. Western looked like it might get in position to score at that point, but safety Chris May (Jupiter, Fla.-Dwyer) forced a fumble and recovered it at the EMU 20-yard line. The Eagles took a knee on the next play to end the half with the Broncos on top, 17-7. Carithers opened the second half scoring on a 28-yard field goal at the 1:21 mark after Spenser Smith (Detroit, Mich.-Mackenzie) forced a Bronco fumble which was recovered by Arrington Hicks (Orlando, Fla.-Edgewater). The score pulled the Eagles within seven, 17-10. Western would bounce right back, however, going up 24-10, on a one-yard run by Brandon West with 13:16 left in the game. The Broncos would add one more score in the game, on a 34-yard pass from Hiller to Branden Ledbetter. Eastern, meanwhile, moved it down to the Bronco two-yard line twice late in the game, but failed to convert on its chances. RUSHING: EMU: BLEVINS, Terrence 15-52-1; PRIEST, Dwayne 13-52; JONES, Tyler 3-30; SCHMITT, Andy 5-0; TEAM 1-(-1); WMU: WEST, Brandon 29-166-1; WINCHESTER, A. 3-10; TEAM 1-(-3); HILLER, Tim 2-(-10) PASSING: EMU: SCHMITT, Andy 21-35-2-272-0; JONES, Tyler 0-1-0-0-0; GAGE, Dontayo 0-1-0-0-0; WMU: HILLER, Tim 24-36-0-339-3 RECEIVING: EMU: STONE, Jacory 6-85; LeDUC, Josh 4-29; PRIEST, Dwayne 4-27; JONES, Tyler 3-77; SANDERS, Marvon 3-37; THAYER, Ben 1-17; WMU: JULIEN, Schneider 10-90-1; SIMMONS, Jamarko 7-128; NUNEZ, Juan 4-65-1; LEDBETTER, Branden 1-34-1; WEST, Brandon 1-12; ARNHEIM, Robert 1-10

WMU: WMU:

FIRST QUARTER 10:35 Juan Nunez 45-yard pass from Tim Hiller; John Potter PAT 01:10 John Potter 32-yard field goal

EMU: WMU:

SECOND QUARTER 13:03 Terrence Blevins 19-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT 10:00 Schneider Julien 7-yard pass from Tim Hiller; Potter PAT

EMU:

THIRD QUARTER 01:12 Joe Carithers 28-yard field goal

FOURTH QUARTER WMU: 13:16 Brandon West 1-yard run; John Potter PAT WMU: 02:06 Branden Ledbetter 34-yard pass from Tim Hiller; John Potter PAT SCORE BY QUARTERS Eastern Michigan Western Michigan

1 0 10

2 7 7

TEAM TOTALS FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Att.-Int. Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total Offense Plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair Catch PUNT RETURNS: No.-Yds.-TD KICKOFF RET.: No.-Yds.-TD Interceptions: No.-Yds.-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions

Red Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: No.-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

3 3 0

4 0 14

Tot 10 31

EMU 21 7 13 1 133 37 3.6 1 163 30 272 21-37-2 7.4 13.0 0 405 74 5.5 0-0 4-35 4-155 38.8 34.5 2 0 0 0 2-17-0 6-103-0 0-0-0 0 33:16 8:30 7:36 8:56 8:14 6-of-17 1-of-5

WMU 25 11 13 1 163 35 4.7 1 180 17 339 24-36-0 9.4 14.1 3 502 71 7.1 3-3 11-74 2-101 50.5 42.0 0 1 0 0 4-17-0 2-67-0 2-26-0 0 26:44 6:30 7:24 6:04 6:46 3-of-8 1-of-2

2-of-4 1-10 1-1 1-1

3-of-4 2-12 4-4 1-1

TACKLES: EMU: JENKINS, Jermaine 7-4; WYATT, Jacob 5-4; LONG, Kevin 4-3; FORT, Tim 3-4; WILSON, Nate 6-0; HOLTZCLAW, Daniel 3-3; HARRISON, Dwayne 2-4; HUNT, Josh 3-2; SMITH, Spenser 2-2; GARRISON, Lyle 0-4; OHRMAN, Brad 1-2; BLEVINS, Terrence 0-3; MAY, Chris 1-1; SCHMITT, Andy 1-0; WAITS, Herb 1-0; PRIEST, Dwayne 1-0; SLATER, Brandon 1-0; SERRUTO, Drew 0-1; HICKS, Arrington 0-1 TACKLES-FOR-LOSS: EMU: 1-10; OHRMAN, Brad 1-10; SMITH, Spenser 1.53; FORT, Tim 0.5-1

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Game 11 - Temple Game 11 EMU at Temple Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, Pa. 1 p.m. - Attendance: 13,033

EAGLES FALL IN SHOOTOUT AT TEMPLE

Loss spoils junior quarterback Andy Schmitt’s record-wrecking effort PHILADELPHIA, Pa. ­— The Eastern Michigan University football team turned in a record-breaking passing attack, but it wasn’t enough for the Eagles as they fell to Temple University, 55-52 here Saturday, Nov. 22, in a Mid-American Conference game played in Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles football squad. Trailing by a 55-45 count, the Eagles marched downfield to score on a twoyard touchdown run by junior quarterback Andy Schmitt (St. John’s Mich.St. John’s) to cut the margin to three points with just 37 seconds left in the game. An EMU onside kick failed on the ensuing kickoff, allowing the host team to escape with the victory. The loss drops EMU to 2-9 overall and 1-6 in MAC action. Temple improves to 4-7 overall and 3-4 in league play. The loss spoiled a record-setting day for the EMU offense as Schmitt set an NCAA FBS record for passes attempted without an interception with 76 completed during the game. He also established school records for pass completions (50), pass attempts (76), and passing yards (448) to go along with three touchdown passes and two rushing scores. Junior wide receiver Jacory Stone (Cleveland, Ohio-Glenville) caught a personal-best 18 passes for 152 yards and one touchdown while senior wide receiver Tyler Jones (Belleville, Mich.-Belleville) also turned in a recordsmashing effort, hauling in 17 passes for 185 yards, both personal bests, to go along with two touchdowns. Quarterback Adam DiMichele led the Owls, completing 21-of-37 passes for 370 yards and six touchdowns. His favorite target, Bruce Francis, caught nine passes for 125 yards and four touchdowns. Eastern struck first in the game, scoring on its initial offensive possession of the game when the Eagles marched 57 yards on six plays with Schmitt hitting Jones for a 15-yard touchdown pass at the 13:11 mark of the first quarter. Place-kicker Joe Carithers (Dacula, Ga.-Dacula-Palmomar J.C.) added the PAT kick to make it 7-0. The Owls roared back to take a 24-21 lead into halftime intermission when DiMichele connected with Joe Jones for an eight-yard touchdown pass with Brownell adding the PAT with just 47 seconds left on the clock. Schmitt completed 27-of-41 passes for 252 yards and three touchdowns in the first half, connecting with Tyler Jones nine times for 90 yards and two scores. Schmitt’s counterpart, DiMichele, went 13-of-23 for 221 and three touchdeowns in the first 30 minutes. Both teams combined for 35 points over the final 12 minutes to set up the dramatic finish. RUSHING: EMU: SCHMITT, Andy 7-20-2; JONES, Tyler 3-19; BLEVINS, Terrence 3-14; PRIEST, Dwayne 5-11-2; WHITE, DeAnthony 1-4; TEMPLE: JONES, Joe 13-31; DiMICHELE, Adam 5-20-1; GRIFFIN, Kee-ay 6-16; NIXON, James 4-5; STEWART, Chester 1-3; GRIGSBY, Marcel 1-3; TEAM 4-(-11) PASSING: EMU: SCHMITT, Andy 50-76-0-484-3; TEMPLE: DiMICHELE, Adam 21-37-0-370-6 RECEIVING: EMU: STONE, Jacory18-152-1; JONES, Tyler 17-185-2; SANDERS, Marvon 7-87; GAGE, Dontayo 3-25; PRIEST, Dwayne 3-24; BURKE, Tyrone 1-9; WHITE, DeAnthony 1-2; TEMPLE: FRANCIS, Bruce 9-125-4; HARPER, Jason 4-90-1; CRUDUP, Dy’Onne 3-47; JONES, Joe 2-41-1; GRIFFIN, Kee-ay 1-38; SHELTON, Travis 1-14; GRIGSBY, Marcel 1-14

FIRST QUARTER EMU: 13:11 Tyler Jones 15-yard pass from Andy Schimtt; Joe Carithers PAT TEMPLE: 04:55 Jake Brownell 34-yard field goal SECOND QUARTER EMU: 12:49 Jacory Stone 8-yard pass from Andy Schmitt; Joe Carithers PAT TEMPLE: 09:16 Bruce Francis 3-yard pass from Adam DiMichele; Jake Brownell PAT TEMPLE: 06:47 Bruce Francis 31-yard pass from Adam DiMichele; Jake Brownell PAT EMU: 02:41 Tyler Jones 7-yard pass from Andy Schmitt; Carithers PAT TEMPLE: 00:47 Joe Jones 8-yard pass from Adam DiMichele; Brownall PAT THIRD QUARTER TEMPLE: 10:56 Jake Brownell 35-yard field goal EMU: 06:33 Joe Carithers 25-yard field goal FOURTH QUARTER EMU: 14:57 Andy Schmitt 1-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT TEMPLE: 12:39 Bruce Francis 10-yard pass from Adam DiMichele; Brownell PAT EMU: 09:31 Dwayne Priest 2-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT TEMPLE: 06:53 Adam DiMichele 3-yard run; Jake Brownell PAT EMU: 03:45 Dwayne Priest 2-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT TEMPLE: 02:50 Jason Harper 45-yard pass from Adam DiMichele; Jake Brownell PAT EMU: 00:37 Andy Schmitt 2-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT SCORE BY QUARTERS Eastern Michigan Temple

1 7 3

2 14 21

3 3 10

Financial Field, home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles football squad. Trailing by a 55-45 count, the Eagles marched downfield to score on a twoyard touchdown run by junior quarterback Andy Schmitt (St. John’s Mich.St. J TEAM TOTALS FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Att.-Int. Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total Offense Plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair Catch PUNT RETURNS: No.-Yds.-TD KICKOFF RET.: No.-Yds.-TD Interceptions: No.-Yds.-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances

TACKLES: EMU: WYATT, Jacob 8-2; HOLTZCLAW, Daniel 4-5; JENKINS, Jermaine 6-0; HARRISON, Dwayne 5-1; WILSON, Nate 3-1; HUNT, Josh 3-0; OHRMAN, Brad 3-0; FORT, Tim 2-1; PRIEST, Dwayne 2-0; HICKS, Arrington 1-1; SMITH, Spenser 0-2; HATCHETT, Andre 0-2; SLATER, Brandon 1-0; LONG, Kevin 1-0; WAITS, Herb 0-1; GARRISON, Lyle 0-0 (1 fumble return 0) SACKS: EMU: 1-8; JENKINS, Jermaine 1-8

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EMU 32 4 25 3 68 19 3.6 4 73 5 484 50-76-0 6.4 9.7 3 552 95 5.8 1-0 5-50 5-146 29.2 26.0 1 0 0 0 0-0-0 10-148-0 0-0-0 0 30:49 5:18 8:02 8:57 8:32 8:56 8:14 6-of-17 1-of-5 2-of-4

TEMPLE 21 4 15 2 67 34 2.0 1 99 32 370 21-37-0 10.0 17.6 6 437 71 6.2 2-1 6-37 2-61 30.5 20.5 1 0 1 0 3-16-0 6-129-0 0-0-0 0 29:11 9:42 6:58 6:03 6:28 6:04 6:46 3-of-8 1-of-2 3-of-4


Game 12 - Central Michigan Game 12 CMU at EMU Friday, Nov. 28, 2008 Rynearson Stadium Ypsilanti, Michigan Noon - Attendance: 26,188 (paid)

EAGLES TURN IN RECORD-BREAKING EFFORT IN SEASON FINALE WIN OVER CMU QB Andy Schmitt and WR Tyler Jones set or tie NCAA marks in “Senior Day” victory YPSILANTI, Mich. — The Eastern Michigan University football team turned on the offense here Friday, Nov. 28, to record a thrilling 56-52 record-breaking effort in a Mid-American Conference victory over visiting Central Michigan University here Friday, Nov. 28, afternoon on Senior Day in Rynearson Stadium. The win allowed Eastern to keep possession of the Michigan Mid-American Conference Trophy sponsored by the state of Michigan Athletic Hall of Fame. The trophy is awarded annually to the Michigan MAC team with the best record in games played between Eastern, Western and Central Michigan. Eastern, which won the trophy last year, defeated CMU this year while CMU defeated WMU. The team that currently holds the trophy retains it in case of a tie. The win closed out Eastern Michigan’s season at 3-9 overall and 2-6 in MAC play. The loss drops CMU to 8-4 overall and 6-2 in MAC action. The victory also closed out head coach Jeff Genyk’s five-year EMU career on a positive note. EMU redshirt junior quarterback Andy Schmitt (St. Johns, Mich.-St. Johns) set one NCAA record and established five EMU marks on the way to completing 58-of-80 passes for 516 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Eagles to victory. Schmitt’s 58 completions broke the NCAA mark of 56 set by Jarrod DeGeorgia of Wayne State (Neb.) vs. Drake, Nov. 9, 1996. All five of his EMU records broke his own marks, including 58 completions, 80 attempts, 516 passing yards, 89 total offensive plays and 554 yards in total offense. Senior wide receiver Tyler Jones (Belleville, Mich.-Belleville) caught an EMU single-game record 23 passes for 170 yards. That 23 reception mark tied UNLV’s Randy Gatewood for the FBS NCAA record. Gatewood caught his 23 passes against Idaho, Sept. 17, 1994. EMU place-kicker Joe Carithers (Dcaula, Ga.-Dacula-Palomar J.C.) tied an EMU single-game record with eight PAT kicks. For the game the Eagles rolled up a school record for offensive plays with 105 for a second-best 610 total offensive yards. Junior quarterback Dan LeFevour paced the Chippewas with 22 completions on 38 attempts for 378 yards and four scores. CMU wide receiver Antonio Brown caught seven balls for 172 yards and one touchdown. For the second game in a row the Eagles opened the scoring with a touchdown on its first offensive possession. This time around the Eagles marched 70 yards on 14 plays capped off by an eight yard run by Schmitt at the 10:18 mark of the first quarter. From that point on the first half concluded with plenty of offensive fireworks on the field and some off-field activity as well. The two teams combined for 744 yards in total offense and 77 total points with the Eagles holding the 42-35 lead going into the locker room. In the first half, Schmitt completed a whopping 38 passes in 52 attempts for 354 yards and a second-best EMU single game mark of five touchdown passes. Jones turned in 14 receptions for 118 yards in the first half. CMU QB LeFevour completed 13-of-19 passes for 276 yards and four touchdown throws. Eastern’s team was hit with two 15-yard penalty flags after confronting the Chippewas at midfield after the first half gun sounded and the Eagles had to boot the second-half kickoff from its own eight-yard line and Central’s first drive started on the EMU 47-yard line. Central could not take full advantage of that field possession, however, settling for a Aguila 30-yard field goal at the 12:51 mark of the third quarter, cutting EMU’s advantage to four, 42-38. The Chips grabbed their first lead of the game three minutes later when Justin Hoskins sprinted 17 yards through the EMU defense for a 45-42 CMU lead with 9:30 left in the third quarter. Eastern came right back, however, to take a 48-45 lead with 6:48 remaining in the third quarter on a one-yard run by Terrence Blevins (Detroit, Mich.-Denby). The Eagles increased their lead to 11, 56-45, with just 50 seconds left in the third quarter when Blevins added another one-yard run. The Chippewas would tack on another score with 13:56 left in the game when Ontario Sneed rushed 38 yards for a score, making it 56-52. The Eastern defense came up with a big stop late in the game when senior defensive end Spenser Smith (Detroit, Mich.-Mackenzie) stopped LeFevour two yards short on a fourth-and-three from the EMU 16-yard line with 5:05 left in the game. CMU turned in one last effort to win the game when they regained possession on their own 29-yard line with 1:45 left in the contest. The Eagles’ defense forced four straight LeFevour incompletions to get the ball back with 1:25 left. RUSHING: EMU: WHITE, DeAnthony 2-47; SCHMITT, Andy 9-38-1; JONES, Tyler 5-8; BLEVINS, Terrence 4-5-2; BURKE, Tyrone 1-5; PRIEST, Dwayne 2-(-1); TEAM 2-(-2); CMU: SNEED, Ontario 11-97-1; HOSKINS, Justin 6-45-1; BROWN, Antonio 2-24; LeFEVOUR, Dan 12-11-1 PASSING: EMU: SCHMITT, Andy 58-80-1-516-5; CMU: LeFevour 22-38-1-378-4 RECEIVING: EMU: JONES, Tyler 23-170; STONE, Jacory 10-96; LeDUC, Josh 8-81-2; WHITE, DeAnthony 6-77-1; GAGE, Dontayo 4-43-1; SANDERS, Marvon 4-21; PRIEST, Dwayne 2-23-1; THAYER, Ben 1-5; CMU: BROWN, Antonio 7-172-1; ANDERSON, Bryan 6-72-1; POBLAH, Kito 5-74-1; BOCKHEIM, Joe 3-31-1; HOSKINS, Justin 1-29

EMU: EMU: CMU: CMU: PAT

10:18 04:46 02:39 00:18

EMU: EMU: CMU: EMU: CMU: EMU: CMU:

11:48 10:03 07:49 05:30 03:28 00:59 00:01

CMU: CMU: EMU: EMU:

12:51 09:30 06:48 00:50

CMU:

13:56

FIRST QUARTER Andy Schmitt 8-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT Josh LeDuc 5-yard pass from Andy Schmitt; Joe Carithers PAT Dan LeFevour 3-yard run; Andrew Aguila PAT Joe Bockheim 15-yard pass from Dan LeFevour; Andrew Aguila SECOND QUARTER Dontayo Gage 20-yard pass from Andy Schmitt; Carithers PAT DeAnthony White 10-yard pass from Schmitt; Carithers PAT Kito Poblah 8-yard pass from LeFevour; Andrew Aguila PAT Dwayne Priest 12-yard pass from Andy Schmitt; Carithers PAT Antonio Brown 49-yard pass from Dan LeFevour; Aguila PAT Josh LeDuc 17-yard pass from Andy Schmitt; Joe Carithers PAT Bryan Anderson 4-yard pass from Dan LeFevour; Aguila PAT THIRD QUARTER Andrew Aguila 30-yard field goal Justin Hoskins 17-yard run; Andrew Aguila PAT Terrence Blevins 1-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT Terrence Blevins 1-yard run; Joe Carithers PAT FOURTH QUARTER Ontario Sneed 38-yard run; Andrew Aguila PAT

SCORE BY QUARTERS Central Michigan Eastern Michigan

1 14 14

2 21 28

3 10 14

TEAM TOTALS FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Att.-Int. Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total Offense Plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards Touchbacks Fair Catch PUNT RETURNS: No.-Yds.-TD KICKOFF RET.: No.-Yds.-TD Interceptions: No.-Yds.-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances

4 7 0 CMU 25 9 13 3 177 31 5.7 3 198 21 378 22-38-1 9.9 17.2 4 555 69 8.0 2-1 8-70 1-25 25.0 25.0 1 0 0 0 2-73-0 7-93-0 1-6-0 0 23:55 5:28 6:11 6:43 5:33 4-of-10 0-of-3 6-of-8

Tot 52 56 EMU 38 6 27 5 100 25 4.0 3 110 10 516 58-80-1 6.4 8.9 5 616 105 5.9 0-0 9-97 4-160 40.0 21.8 1 0 0 0 0-0-0 7-130-0 1-0-0 0 36:05 9:32 8:49 8:17 9:27 13-of-18 0-of-1 8-of-8

TACKLES: EMU: HOLTZCLAW, Daniel 3-9; WYATT, Jacob 5-3; HATCHETT, Andre 4-3; HUNT, Josh 1-5; WILSON, Nate 5-0; WAITS, Herb 3-1; JENKINS, Jermaine 3-1; HICKS, Arrington 2-1; HARRISON, Dwayne 2-1; SMITH, Spenser 1-2; MAY, Chris 1-2; LONG, Kevin 2-0; OHRMAN, Brad 0-2; TREPPA, Patrick 1-0; WELCH, Corey 1-0; RILEY, Corey 1-0; DOWNS, Brandon 1-0; KUHLMAN, Ryan 0-1; SLATER, Brandon 0-1

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2008 Starters/Rankings 2008 Offensive Starters Game

TE/WR

LT

LG

C

RG

RT

WR/Z/TE/TB

WR/X

QB

TB/WR

WR/H/FB

INDIANA ST.

Bonner

Lang

Fretz

Davis

S. Johnson

Buche

Thayer

Stone

Schmitt

Blevins

T. Jones

at MSU

Bonner

Lang

Fretz

Davis

S. Johnson

Buche

White

Stone

Schmitt

Blevins

T. Jones

TOLEDO*

Bonner

Lang

Fretz

Davis

S. Johnson

Buche

White

Stone

Schmitt

Blevins

T. Jones

at Maryland

Bonner

Lang

Fretz

Davis

DeMaster

Buche

LeDuc

Stone

McMahon

Blevins

Gage

Gage

Lang

Fretz

Davis

DeMaster

Buche

Priest

Stone

McMahon

Blevins

T. Jones

at BGSU*

Sanders

Lang

Fretz

Davis

DeMaster

Buche

Priest

Stone

Schmitt

Blevins

T. Jones

at Army

LeDuc

Lang

Fretz

Davis

S.Johnson

Buche

Priest

Stone

Schmitt

Priest

Sanders

AKRON*

Bonner

Lang

Fretz

Davis

S. Johnson

Buche

Thayer

Stone

Schmitt

Blevins

Sanders

at Ball State*

LeDuc

Lang

Fretz

Davis

S. Johnson

Buche

Thayer

Stone

Schmitt

Blevins

Galloway

at WMU*

LeDuc

Lang

Fretz

Davis

S.Johnson

Buche

Sanders

Stone

Schmitt

Priest

T. Jones

at Temple*

Thayer

Lang

Fretz

Davis

S.Johnson

Buche

Sanders

Stone

Schmitt

Gage

T. Jones

CMU*

LeDuc

Lang

Fretz

Davis

S. Johnson

Buche

Sanders

Stone

Schmitt

Gage

T. Jones

NO. ILLINOIS*

2008 Defensive Starters DE

DT

DT

DE

WILL

MIKE

SAM/S

FC

BC

SS

FS

INDIANA ST.

Downs

Slater

Palsrok

Ohrman

Jenkins

Holtzclaw

Hatchett

Hicks

Long

Wyatt

Downard

at MSU

Downs

Hunt

Palsrok

Ohrman

Jenkins

Holtzclaw

Hachett

Hicks

Long

Wyatt

Downard

TOLEDO*

Downs

Hunt

Slater

Smith

Jenkins

Holtzclaw

Hatchett

Hicks

Long

Wyatt

Downard

at Maryland

Downs

Hunt

Slater

Ohrman

Jenkins

Holtzclaw

Hatchett

Hicks

Long

Wyatt

Downard

NO. ILLINOIS*

Downs

Hunt

Slater

Smith

Jenkins

Holtzclaw

Hatchett

Hicks

Long

Wyatt

Downard

at BGSU*

Downs

Hunt

Slater

Ohrman

Jenkins

Holtzclaw

Hatchett

Garrison

Wilson

Wyatt

Downard

at Army

Smith

Hunt

Kuhlman

Ohrman

Jenkins

Holtzclaw

Harrison

Wilson

Long

Wyatt

Downard

AKRON*

Downs

Hunt

Kuhlman

Ohrman

Jenkins

Holtzclaw

Harrison

Wilson

Long

Wyatt

Harrison

at Ball State*

Downs

Hunt

Slater

Ohrman

Jenkins

Holtzclaw

Hatchett

Garrison

Long

Wyatt

Harrison

at WMU*

Downs

Hunt

Slater

Ohrman

Jenkins

Holtzclaw

Fort

Hicks

Long

May

Harrison

at Temple*

Downs

Hunt

Slater

Ohrman

Jenkins

Holtzclaw

Fort

Hicks

Long

Wyatt

Harrison

CMU*

Downs

Hunt

Slater

Ohrman

Jenkins

Holtzclaw

Fort

Hicks

Wilson

Wyatt

Harrison

Game

NCAA Football Ranking Team Summary Report (final) Eastern Michigan (3-9; 2-6 MAC) Category Rank Rushing Offense 57 Passing Offense 20 Pass Efficiency 69 Total Offense 25 Scoring Offense 56 Rushing Defense 103 Total Defense 95 Scoring Defense 109 Net Punting 119 Punt Returns 94 Kickoff Returns 110 Turnover Marg. 55 Pass Defense 65 Sacks Allowed T-40

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Actual 148.17 269.33 122.14 417.50 25.75 196.33 408.58 35.58 29.04 6.50 19.05 .08 212.25 1.58

Natl. Leader Actual Navy 292.38 Texas Tech 413.15 Oklahoma 176.24 Tulsa 569.86 Oklahoma 51.14 TCU 47.08 TCU 217.77 Southern Cal. 9.00 Cincinnati 41.48 Central Michigan 20.50 Temple 26.60 Oklahoma 1.64 Southern Cal. 134.38 Air Force .38

NCAA Football Ranking Individual Summary Report (Final) Eastern Michigan (3-9; 2-6 MAC) Category EMU Player Rank Actual Natl. Leader Actual Rushing Terrence Blevins NR 47.92 Brown II, UConn 160.23 Pass Eff. Andy Schmitt 63 123.88 Bradford, Oklahoma 180.84 Total Off. Andy Schmitt 29 255.91 Keenum, Houston 403.15 Rec. Per G. Jacory Stone T-9 7.33 Fitzgerald, North Texas 9.42 Tyler Jones 28 6.25 Rec. Yds.-G Jacory Stone 38 78.58 Collie, BYU 118.31 Intercep. Jermaine Jenkins NR .17 Berry, Tennessee .58 KOR: Corey Welch 96 21.62 Shelton, Temple 31.30 Field Goals Joe Carithers T-76 .83 Gano, Florida State 2.18 Tackles Daniel Holtzclaw T-33 8.92 Richardson, New Mexico State 12.45 Tackles-Loss Brad Ohrman T-100 .92 Gilbert, San Jose State 1.83 Sacks Brad Ohrman T-67 .50 Hughes, TCU 1.15

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2008 Statistics 2008 Game-By-Game Comparison Game Score Indiana State 0 at EMU 52

Total Off Att Yds 54 132 82 637

at Michigan State 42 EMU 10

68 418 59 342

52 28

238 127

11 14

16 31

0 0

180 215

3 7

39.3 37.1

3 6

25 45

1 0

1 0

21 11

Toledo* at EMU

41 17

54 347 70 265

36 47

233 134

8 13

18 23

1 2

114 131

5 7

29.0 30.7

7 8

50 77

3 3

2 3

19 18

at Maryland EMU

51 24

59 486 79 453

34 39

231 171

16 26

25 40

2 3

255 282

1 3

44.0 23.3

3 4

43 45

0 0

0 0

20 25

NIU* at EMU

37 0

60 339 72 259

43 33

235 119

13 21

17 39

0 2

104 140

4 2

47.2 29.5

5 3

50 28

0 0

0 0

21 19

at BGSU EMU

21 24

63 391 68 410

29 38

94 147

27 22

34 30

0 0

297 263

5 5

36.2 33.6

10 6

80 61

1 0

0 0

18 23

at Army EMU

17 13

62 341 59 255

59 29

341 117

0 12

3 30

0 0

0 138

4 5

38.5 43.4

3 7

28 55

3 1

2 0

17 16

AKRON* at EMU

42 35

61 547 75 440

42 41

339 182

11 22

19 34

0 1

208 258

4 5

39.5 35.4

3 1

15 15

1 1

1 1

22 21

at Ball State* EMU

38 16

56 408 79 376

24 29

163 67

18 28

32 50

1 2

245 309

3 5

54.0 30.6

0 5

0 38

0 0

0 0

21 22

at WMU EMU

31 10

71 502 74 405

35 37

163 133

24 21

36 37

0 2

339 272

2 4

50.5 38.8

11 4

74 35

3 0

3 0

25 21

at Temple* EMU

55 52

71 437 95 552

34 19

67 68

21 50

37 76

0 0

370 484

2 5

30.5 29.2

5 5

37 50

2 1

1 0

21 32

CMU at EMU

52 56

69 555 105 616

31 25

177 100

22 58

38 80

1 1

378 516

1 4

25.0 40.0

8 9

70 97

2 0

1 0

25 38

at Tem*

CMU*

Andy Schmitt

Schmitt, T. Jones

AWARDS IND. ST.

Rushing Att Yds 31 75 53 413

Passing Att Int 23 3 29 0

Yds 57 224

Punting Penalties No Avg No Yds 9 43.7 5 40 3 40.7 7 54

2008 Individual Game Coaches’ Award Winners

at MSU

TOL*

at Md.

NIU*

None chosen

Offensive Player of the Week

Andy Schmitt

Terrence Blevins

T.J. Lang

Jacory Stone

Defensive Player of the Week Spec. Team Player of Week

Jermaine Jenkins

Jacob Wyatt

Daniel Holtzclaw

None chosen

HerbWaits

Tyler Cochran

Corey Welch

PAT/ FG

None chosen

Kevin Ditch, Treppa None chosen

None chosen

Off. Big Playmaker

John Bonner

Tyler Jones

Dwayne Priest

Def. Big Playmaker

Brandon Slater

Jermaine Jenkins

Special Team

Comp 7 21

at BGSU* at Army

Fumbles First No Lost Downs 3 0 7 3 1 30

AKRON*

at BSU

at WMU*

Tyler Jones

Tyler Jones

Tyler Jones

Lang, Fretz, Davis

Lang,Fretz, Davis,Buche, S. Johnson

None chosen

Spenser Smith

Brad Ohrman

None chosen

Jermaine Jenkins

None chosen

Z.Johnson T. Burke

None chosen

None chosen

None chosen

None chosen

None chosen

Bonner, LeDuc

Jacory Stone

Andy Schmitt

Ryan Downard

Ryan Downard

None chosen

Jacoy Wyatt

Daniel None chosen Holtzclaw

None chosen

Trepp, Garrison

None chosen

Treppa, Waits

None chosen

None chosen

None chosen

Punt Team

Punt Team

Dwayne Priest

Marvon Sanders

Tyler Jones

Tyler Jones

Brad Ohrman

Jacob Wyatt

Brad Ohrman

Daniel Holtzclaw

Spenser Smith

None chosen

Lorenzo Seaberry

Tyler Thomas

None chosen

None chosen

David Fox

Marty Newman

None chosen

None chosen

Practice -Def.

James Ervin

Jon Pryor

None chosen

Aaron Novikoff

Tyler Thomas

James Erving

David Dick

Practice Player-Off

Corey Brown

Dominique Sherrer

None chosen

Mark VanDenburgh

David Dick

Joseph Boateng

Mark VanDenB.

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A Record Setting Day In a 56-52 win over Central Michigan University, Nov. 28, 2008, the Eagles went on a record-breaking spree, including establishing two NCAA marks. EMU redshirt junior quarterback Andy Schmitt (St. Johns, Mich.-St. Johns) set one NCAA record and established five EMU marks on the way to completing 58-of-80 passes for 516 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Eagles to victory. Schmitt’s 58 completions broke the NCAA mark of 56 set by Jarrod DeGeorgia of Wayne State (Neb.) vs. Duke, Nov. 9, 1996. All five of his EMU records broke his own marks, including 58 completions, 80 attempts, 516 passing yards, 89 total offensive plays and 554 yards in total offense. Senior wide receiver Tyler Jones (Belleville, Mich.-Belleville) caught an EMU single-game record 23 passes for 170 yards. That 23-reception mark tied UNLV’s Randy Gatewood for the NCAA record. Gatewood caught his 23 passes against Idaho, Sept. 17, 1994. For his efforts, Schmitt was selected as the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week, as well as the MAC West Player of the Week and MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Week.

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Records Set 23 receptions 58 completions 80 attempts 516 yards passing 554 total yards 89 total plays

NCAA/EMU mark NCAA/EMU mark EMU mark EMU mark EMU mark EMU mark

The win also allowed Eastern to keep possession of the Michigan Mid-American Conference Trophy sponsored by the state of Michigan Athletic Hall of Fame. The trophy is awarded annually to the Michigan MAC team with the best record in games played between Eastern, Western and Central Michigan. Eastern, which won the trophy last year, defeated CMU this year while CMU defeated WMU. The team that currently holds the trophy retains it in case of a tie.

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2009 OPPONENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Senior Linebacker - Andrè Hatchett

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Game 1 - Army

Saturday, September 5, 2009 Game 1 - Rynearson Stadium Ypsilanti, Mich. – 7 p.m.

Army Black Knights Location: West Point, N.Y. Founded: 1802 Enrollment: 4,400 Superintendent: Lt. Gen. Franklin L. Hagenbeck Athletic Director: Kevin Anderson Conference: Independent Nickname: Black Knights, Cadets Colors: Black, Gold and Gray

VS.

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Rich Ellerson (Hawai’i, 1977) Record at Army: First Season Career College Record: 60-41 (nine years)

Head Coach Rich Ellerson

Senior WR Ali Villanueva

Senior DE Victor Ugenyi

Team / Player Information 2009 Schedule 2008 Overall Record: 3-9 2008 Final Ranking: None 2008 Bowl Appearance: None Offensive System: Spread/Triple Option Defensive System: Double-Eagle Flex Lettermen Returning: 31 (12 offense, 17 defense, 2 specialty) Lettermen Lost: 46 (24 offense, 19 defense, 3 specialty) Starters Returning: 14 (4 offense, 8 defense, 2 specialty) Starters Lost: 13 (4  offense, 8 defense, 1 specialty) Returning Offensive Starters: QB Chip Bowden OT Jason Johnson, WR Ali Villanueva Returning Defensive Starters: CB/LB Antuan Aaron, LB Stephen Anderson, DT Fritz Bentler, CB Mario Hill, DE Josh McNary, DB Donovan Travis, DT Victor Ugenyi

Returning Stat Leaders Rushing Ian Smith

Att. 19

Yds. 107

Avg. 5.6

TD 2

Receiving Rec. Damion Hunter 11

Yds. 134

Avg. 12.2

TD 1

Passing Chip Bowden Tackles

Att. Comp. Pct. Yds. TD 31 72 .431 282 2 TT

Stephen Anderson 82

UT 52

AT Int. Sacks 30 0 2.0-14

Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater) Ian Shields (Oregon State, 1997)-OC/QB Payam Saadat (Washington St., 1995)-Co-DC/LB Chris Smeland (Cal Poly, 1974)-Co-DC/S John Brock (Curry College, 2002)-Rovers/B-Squad Tony Coaxum (West Point, 2000)-CB Andy Guyader (Cal Poly, 1997)-WR Capt. Clarence Holmes (West Point, 2003)-DT Robert Lyles (TCU, 1994)-Whip LB Gene McKeehan (Utah State, 1968)-OG/C John Mumford (Pittsburg State, 1979)-DE Joe Ross (West Point, 1995)-FB/ST Asst. Bill Tripp (University of Bridgeport, 1970)-OT Tucker Waugh (DePauw, 1993)-RB/Rec. Coord.

Date Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 23 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 Dec. 12

Opponent at Eastern Michigan DUKE BALL STATE at Iowa State TULANE VANDERBILT at Temple RUTGERS at Air Force VMI at North Texas vs. Navy

2008 Results Date Aug. 29 Sept. 6 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 22 Dec. 6

Opponent TEMPLE NEW HAMPSHIRE AKRON at Texas A&M at Tulane EASTERN MICHIGAN at Buffalo LOUISIANA TECH AIR FORCE at Rice at Rutgers vs. Navy

Site Ypsilanti, Mich. West Point, N.Y. West Point, N.Y. Ames, Iowa West Point, N.Y. West Point, N.Y.

Football Office Phone: 845.938.6266

Media Relations Office

Philadelphia, Pa.

West Point, N.Y. USAFA, Colo. West Point, N.Y. Denton, Texas

Football Contact: Bob Beretta Office Phone: 845.938.3303 Home Phone: 845.783.6685 SID Fax: 845.446.2556 E-mail: robert.beretta@usma.edu

Philadelphia, Pa.

Mailing Address: Office of Athletic Communications U.S. Military Academy 639 Howard Road West Point, NY 10996

Score L, 7-35 L, 10-28 L, 3-22 L, 17-21 W, 44-13 W, 17-13 L, 24-27 W, 14-7 L, 7-16 L, 31-38 L, 3-30 L, 0-34

goarmysports.com Mitche Stadium – West Point, N.Y.

- The Series (Army Leads 2-0) At Ypsilanti: Never At West Point: Army leads 2-0 Current streak: Army-2 10-11-2008 10-31-1992

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L, L,

Most EMU points: 17 in 1992 Most Army points: 57 in 1992 Combined points: 74 in 1992

Biggest EMU win: Never Biggest Army win: 57-17 in 1992 Total points: Army 74, EMU 30

13-17 17-57

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Game 2 - Northwestern

Saturday, September 12, 2009 Game 2 - Ryan Field Evanston, Ill. – 11 a.m.

Northwestern Wildcats Location: Evanston, Ill. Founded: 1851 Enrollment: 8,000 President: Morton O. Schapiro Athletic Director: Jim Phillips Conference: Big Ten Nickname: Wildcats Colors: Purple and White

VS.

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern, 1996) Record at Northwestern: 19-18 (three years) Career College Record: Same

Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald

Senior QB Mike Kafka

Senior DE Corey Wootton

Team / Player Information 2009 Schedule 2008 Overall Record: 9-4, 5-3 Big Ten (T-4th) 2008 Final Ranking: None 2008 Bowl Appearance: Valero Alamo Bowl Offensive System: Spread Defensive System: Multiple 4-3 Lettermen Returning: 48 (24 offense, 23 defense, 1 specialty) Lettermen Lost: 23 (12 offense, 8 defense, 3 specialty) Starters Returning: 14 (5 offense, 8 defense, 1 specialty) Starters Lost: 12 (6  offense, 3 defense, 3 specialty) Returning Offensive Starters: OT Al Netter, C Ben Burkett, OT Desmond Taylor, OG Doug Bartels, SB Josh Rooks Returning Defensive Starters: DT Corbin Bryant, DE Corey Wootton, MLB Nate Williams, OLB Quentin Davie, CB Sherrick McManis, S Brad Phillips , S Brendan Smith, CB Jordan Mabin

Returning Stat Leaders Rushing Mike Kafka

Att. 68

Yds. 321

Avg. 4.7

TD 1

Receiving Rec. Andrew Brewer 18

Yds. 145

Avg. 8.1

TD 0

Passing Mike Kafka

Att. Comp. Pct. Yds. TD 46 32 .696 330 2

Tackles Brad Phillips

TT 109

UT 56

AT Int. Sacks 53 3 1.5-11

Date Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

Opponent TOWSON EASTERN MICHIGAN at Syracuse MINNESOTA* at Purdue* MIAMI (Ohio) at Michigan State* INDIANA* PENN STATE* at Iowa* at Illinois* WISCONSIN*

2008 Results Date Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Dec. 29

Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater) Randy Bates (Ohio State, 1983)-Linebackers Jerry Brown (Northwestern, 1972)-Def. Backs Adam Cushing (Chicago, 2002)-Offensive Line Mike Hankwitz (Michigan, 1970)-DC/Safeties Bob Heffner (Temple, 1979)-Superbacks Kevin Johns (Dayton, 1998)-Wide Receivers Marty Long (The Citadel, 1986)-Defensive Line Matt MacPherson (DePauw, 1998)-Running Backs Mick McCall (Southern Colorado, 1979)-OC/QBs

Opponent SYRACUSE at Duke SOUTHERN ILLINOIS OHIO at Iowa* #19 MICHIGAN STATE* PURDUE* at Indiana* at Minnesota* #11 OHIO STATE* at Michigan* ILLINOIS* vs. #21 Missouri

Site Evanston, Ill. Evanston, Ill. Syracuse, N.Y. Evanston, Ill.

Football Office Phone: 847.491.7274

West Lafayette, Ind.

Evanston, Ill. East Lansing, Mich.

Evanston, Ill. Evanston, Ill. Iowa City, Iowa Champaign, Ill. Evanston, Ill.

Score W, 30-10 W, 24-20 W, 33-7 W, 16-8 W, 22-17 L, 20-37 W, 48-26 L, 19-21 W, 24-17 L, 10-45 W, 21-14 W, 27-10 L, 23-30

Media Relations Office Football Contact: Mike Wolf Office Phone: 847.467.2028 Cell Phone: 847.833.3095 SID Fax: 847.491.8818 E-mail: mwolf@northwestern.edu Mailing Address: NU Athletic Communications 1501 Central Street Evanston, IL 60208

nusports.com Ryan Field – Evanston, Ill.

- The Series (Northwestern Leads 2-0) At Ypsilanti: Never At Evanston: NU leads 1-0 Current streak: NU-2 09-16-2006 at Northwestern L, 10-19-2007 # vs. Northwestern L,

Most EMU points: 14 in 2007 Most NU points: 26 in 2007 Combined points: 40 in 2007

Biggest EMU win: Never Biggest NU win: 26-14 in 2007 Total points: NU 40, EMU 20

6-14 14-26

# Collegiate Clash at Ford Field (Detroit)

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Game 3 - Michigan

Saturday, September 19, 2009 Game 3 - Michigan Stadium Ann Arbor, Mich. – Noon

Michigan Wolverines Location: Ann Arbor, Mich. Founded: 1817 Enrollment: 38,820 President: Mary Sue Coleman Athletic Director: Bill Martin Conference: Big Ten Nickname: Wolverines Colors: Maize and Blue

VS.

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Rich Rodriguez (West Virginia, 1986) Record at Michigan: 3-9 (one season) Career College Record: 108-71-2 (16 seasons)

Head Coach Rich Rodriguez

Senior RB Brandon Minor

Senior DE Brandon Graham

Team / Player Information 2009 Schedule 2008 Overall Record: 3-9, 2-6 Big Ten (10th) 2008 Final Ranking: None 2008 Bowl Appearance: None Offensive System: Spread Option Defensive System: 4-3 Lettermen Returning: 51 (30 offense, 19 defense, 2 specialty) Lettermen Lost: 20 (4 offense, 13 defense, 3 specialty) Starters Returning: 17.5 (10.5 offense, 5 defense, 1 specialty) Starters Lost: 9.5 (0.5  offense, 6 defense, 3 specialty) Returning Offensive Starters: LT Perry Dorresteins, LG John Ferrara, TE Kevin Koger, WR Greg Mathews, LG Tim McAvoy, RB Brandon Minor, C David Molk, RG David Moosman, FB Mark Moundros, WR Martavious Odoms, LT Mark Ortmann, RT Stephen Schilling, QB Nick Sheridan, WR Darryl Stonum Returning Defensive Starters: S Stevie Brown, LB Obi Ezeh, DE Brandon Graham, LB Jonas Mouton, CB Donovan Warren

Returning Stat Leaders Rushing Att. Brandon Minor 103

Yds. 533

Avg. 5.2

TD 9

Receiving

Rec.

Yds. 433

Avg. 9.0.

TD 0

Passing Nick Sheridan

Att. Comp. Pct. Yds. TD 63 137 48.9 613 2

Martavious Odoms 49

Tackles Obi Ezeh

TT 98

UT 59

AT Int. Sacks 39 1 1.0-7

At Ypsilanti: Never At Ann Arbor: U-M leads 8-0 Current streak: U-M- 8 10-06-2007 09-17-2005 09-19-1998 10-03-1931 09-27-1930 1898 1897 1896

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at Michigan at Michigan at Michigan at Michigan at Michigan at Michigan at Michigan at Michigan

L, L, L, L, L, L, L, L,

Date Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

Opponent Western Michigan Notre Dame Eastern Michigan Indiana* at Michigan State* at Iowa* Delaware State Penn State* at Illinois* Purdue* at Wisconsin* Ohio State*

2008 Results Date Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater) Tony Dews (Liberty, 1996)- Wide Receivers Greg Frey (Florida State, 1996)- Offensive Line Tony Gibson (Glenville State, 1994)-Secondary Jay Hopson (Mississippi, 1992)- Linebackers Fred Jackson (Jackson State, 1972)-Running Backs Calvin Magee (Southern, 1984)-OC Greg Robinson (Univ. of the Pacific, 1975)- DC Rod Smith (Glenville State, 1997)-Quarterbacks Bruce Tall (Ohio Wesleyan, 1982)-Defensive Line

Opponent UTAH MIAMI (Ohio) at Notre Dame #9 WISCONSIN* ILLINOIS* TOLEDO at #3 Penn State* MICHIGAN STATE* at Purdue* at Minnesota* NORTHWESTERN* at #10 Ohio State*

Site Ann Arbor, Mich. Ann Arbor, Mich. Ann Arbor, Mich. Ann Arbor, Mich.

Football Office Phone: 734.764.1817

East Lansing, Mich.

Iowa City, Iowa Ann Arbor, Mich. Ann Arbor, Mich.

Champaign, Ill. Ann Arbor, Mich.

Madison, Wis. Ann Arbor, Mich.

Score L, 23-25 W, 16-6 L, 17-35 W, 27-25 L, 20-45 L, 10-13 L, 17-46 L, 21-35 L, 42-48 W, 29-6 L, 14-21 L, 7-42

Media Relations Office Football Contact: David Ablauf Office Phone: 734.763.4423 SID Fax: 734.647.1188 E-mail: dablauf@umich.edu Mailing Address: University of Michigan Athletic Media Relations 1100 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2201

mgoblue.com Michigan Stadium – Ann Arbor, Mich.

- The Series (Michigan Leads 8-0) Most EMU points: 22 in 2007 Most U-M points: 59 in 1998 Combined points: 79 in 1998

Biggest EMU win: Never Biggest U-M win: 55-0 in 2005 Total points: U-M 251, EMU 42

22-33 0-55 20-59 0-34 0-7 0-21 0-24 0-18

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Game 4 - Temple

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Temple Owls

Game 4 - Rynearson Stadium Ypsilanti, Mich. – 1 p.m.

Location: Philadelphia, Pa. Founded: 1884 Enrollment: 34,000 President: Dr. Ann Weaver Hart Athletic Director: Bill Bradshaw Conference: Mid-American (East Division) Nickname: Owls Colors: Cherry and White

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Coaching Staff Head Coach: Al Golden (Penn State, 1991) Record at Temple: 10-26 (three years) Career College Record: Same

Head Coach Al Golden

Senior WR Jason Harper

Senior DT Andre Neblett

Team / Player Information 2009 Schedule 2008 Overall Record: 5-7, 4-4 MAC (3rd East) 2008 Final Ranking: None 2008 Bowl Appearance: None Offensive System: East Coast Defensive System: 4-3 Lettermen Returning: 51 (24 offense, 25 defense, 2 specialty) Lettermen Lost: 16 (9 offense, 7 defense, 0 specialty) Starters Returning: 19 (8 offense, 9 defense, 2 specialty) Starters Lost: 5 (3  offense, 2 defense, 0 specialty) Returning Offensive Starters: QB Vaughn Charlton/

Chester Stewart, RB Kee-ayre Griffin/Joe Jones/Marquise Liverpool, OT Pat BoyleDevin Tyler/Steve Caputo, OG Wayne Tribue/Derek Dennis, OG John Palumbo, TE Steve Maneri/ Matt Balasavage, WR Dy’Onne Crudup, WR Jason Harper/ James Nixon

Date Sept. 3 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 2 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 5 Nov. 13 Nov. 21 Nov. 27

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Passing Att. Comp. Pct. Yds. TD Chester Stewart 53 106 50.0 524 4 Tackles TT Jaiquawn Jarrett 88

UT 35

AT Int. Sacks 53 3 0

At Ypsilanti: Temple leads 2-0 At Philadelphia: TU leads 2-0 Current streak: Temple-4 11-22-2008 09-23-2000 08-31-1996 09-09-1993

at Temple* at Temple TEMPLE TEMPLE

L, L, L, L,

Opponent VILLANOVA at Penn State BUFFALO* at Eastern Michigan* BALL STATE* ARMY at Toledo* at Navy MIAMI* at Akron* KENT STATE* at Ohio*

2008 Results

Date Aug. 29 Sept. 6 Returning Defensive Starters: DL Brian Sanford, NT Sept. 13 Andre Neblett, DL Adrian Robinson, LB Amara Kamara, LB Alex Sept. 20 Joseph, LB Elijah Joseph, CB Anthony Ferla/Jamal Schulters, S Sept. 27 Dominique Harris, S Jaiquawn Jarrett Oct. 4 Oct. 11 eturning tat eaders Oct. 21 Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD Nov. 1 Kee-ayre Griffin 96 394 4.1 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 22 Receiving Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Nov. 28 Jason Harper 33 571 17.3 3

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Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater) Mark D’Onofrio (Penn State, 1992)-Asst. HC/Def. Matt Rhule (Penn State, 1997)-Off. Coord./QBs Jared Backus (Springfield, 1993)-Linebackers Andrew Dees (Syracuse, 1992)-Offensive Line Ed Foley (Bucknell, 1989)-TE/OL/Recruiting Coord. Tyree Foreman (Virginia, 2001)-Running Backs Kevin Gilbride (Hawaii, 2003)-Wide Receivers Randy Melvin (Eastern Illinois, 1982)-Def. Line Paul Williams (Delaware, 1996)-Defensive Backs

Opponent at Army CONNECTICUT at Buffalo* at Penn State WESTERN MICHIGAN* at Miami* at Central Michigan* OHIO* at Navy at Kent State* EASTERN MICHIGAN* AKRON*

Site Philadelphia, Pa.

Football Office Phone: 215.204.0855

University Park, Pa.

Philadelphia, Pa.

Ypsilanti, Mich. Philadelphia, Pa. Philadelphia, Pa.

Media Relations Office

Toledo, Ohio Annapolis, Md.

Football Contact: Cathy Bongiovi Office Phone: 215.204.1608 Cell Phone: 215.778.6814 SID Fax: 215.204.7449 E-mail: cathyb@temple.edu

Philadelphia, Pa.

Akron, Ohio Philadelphia, Pa.

Athens, Ohio

Mailing Address: 1700 North Broad Street, Suite 400 Philadelphia, PA 19122

Score W, 35-7 L, 9-12 L, 28-30 L, 3-45 L, 3-7 W, 28-10 L, 14-24 W, 14-10 L, 27-33 L, 38-41 W, 55-52 W, 27-6

owlsports.com Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, Pa.

- The Series (Temple Leads 4-0) Most EMU points: 52 in 2008 Most Temple points: 55 in 2008 Combined points: 107 in 2008

Biggest EMU win: Never Biggest Temple win: 49-40 in 2000 Total points: Temple 163, EMU 141

52-55 40-49 28-31 24-28

* - Mid-American Conference game

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Game 5 - Central Michigan Saturday, October 10, 2009 Game 5 - Kelly/Shorts Stadium Mount Pleasant, Mich. – Noon VS.

Central Michigan Chippewas Location: Mount Pleasant, Mich. Founded: 1892 Enrollment: 26,787 President: Michael Rao Athletic Director: Dave Heeke Conference: Mid-American (West Division) Nickname: Chippewas Colors: Maroon and Gold

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Butch Jones (Ferris State, 1990) Record at CMU: 16-11 (three seasons) Career College Record: Same Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater) Zach Azzani (Central Michigan, 1999)-Asst. HC/WR Mike Bajakian (Williams, 1996)-QBs Head Coach Senior QB Junior LB Tim Banks (Central Michigan, 1995)-Secondary Butch Jones Dan LeFevour Nick Bellore Jeff Beckles (Florida State, 1994)-RBs Mark Elder (Case Western Reserve, 2000)-LBs eam layer nformation chedule Max Glowacki (Central Michigan, 1999)-TEs 2008 Overall Record: 8-5, 6-2 MAC (2nd-West) Date Opponent Site Don Mahoney (West Virgnia State, 1993)-OL 2008 Final Ranking: None Sept. 5 at Arizona Tucson, Ariz. Steve Stripling (Colorado, 1976)-Assoc. HC/DE 2008 Bowl Appearance: Motor City Bowl Sept. 12 at Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. Paul Volero (Nova Southeastern, 2004)-DTs Offensive System: Multiple Sept. 19 ALCORN STATE Mount Pleasant, Mich. Defensive System: Multiple Sept. 26 AKRON* Mount Pleasant, Mich. Lettermen Returning: 44 Oct. 3 at Buffalo* Buffalo, N.Y. Football Office Phone: 989.774.3896 (17 offense, 22 defense, 5 specialty) Oct. 10 EASTERN MICHIGAN* Mount Pleasant, Mich. Lettermen Lost: 10 Oct. 17 at Western Michigan* Kalamazoo, Mich. (7 offense, 3 defense, 0 specialty) Oct. 24 at Bowling Green* Bowling Green, Ohio Starters Returning: 18 Oct. 31 at Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass. edia elations ffice (6 offense, 10 defense, 2 specialty) Nov. 11 TOLEDO* Mount Pleasant, Mich. Starters Lost: 6 Football Contact: Scott Rex Nov. 18 at Ball State* Muncie, Ind. (5  offense, 1 defense, 0 specialty) Nov. 27 NORTHERN ILLINOIS* Mount Pleasant, Mich. Office Phone: 989.774.7323 Returning Offensive Starters: WR Bryan Anderson, Cell Phone: 989.621.9450 WR Antonio Brown, QB Dan LeFevour, LG Colin Miller, SID Fax: 989.774.5391 esults RG Allen Ollenburger, TE Rocky Weaver E-mail: scott.rex@cmich.edu Date Opponent Score Returning Defensive Starters: LB Nick Bellore, LB Aug. 28 EASTERN ILLINOIS W, 31-12 Matt Berning, CB Taylor Bradley, LB Tim Brazzel, S Sept. 6 at #2 Georgia Mailing Address: L, 17-56 John Carr, CB Kirkston Edwards, DT Sean Murnane, S Sept. 13 at Ohio* CMU Sports Information W, 31-28 Bobby Seay, DE Sam Williams, DE Frank Zombo Rose Center 115 Sept. 20 at Purdue L, 25-32 Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 eturning tat eaders Sept. 27 BUFFALO* W, 27-25

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Att. 168

Yds. 592

Avg. 3.5

TD 6

Receiving Rec. Antonio Brown 93

Yds. 998

Avg. 10.7

TD 7

Rushing Dan LeFevour

Passing Dan LeFevour

Att. Comp. Pct. Yds. TD 376 251 66.8 2784 21

Tackles Nick Bellore Bobby Seay

TT 148 90

UT 73 53

Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Dec.

11 TEMPLE* 18 WESTERN MICHIGAN* 25 at Toledo* 1 at Indiana 12 at Northern Illinois* 19 #14 BALL STATE* 28 at Eastern Michigan* 26 vs. Florida Atlantic

Central Mich.* at Central Mich.* Central Mich.* at Central Mich.* Central Mich.* & at Central Mich.* Central Mich.* at Central Mich.* Central Mich. at Central Mich.* Central Mich.*# at Central Mich.* at Central Mich.* Central Mich.* Central Mich.* at Central Mich.* at Central Mich.* Central Mich.*

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W, W, L, W, W, L, L, L, W, L, L, W, L, W, L, W, L, T,

56-52 48-45 17-24 OT 23-20 OT 61-58 4OT 38-10 21-47 30-35 31-15 26-29 23-36 OT 31-24 36-41 34-24 29-30 28-21 13-30 14-14

24-14 38-28 24-23 37-34 33-30 24-31 52-56 21-24

cmuchippewas.com

AT Int. Sacks 75 0 0.5-2 37 1 0

Kelly/Shorts Stadium – Mount Pleasant, Mich.

- The Series (Central Michigan Leads 53-27-6) -

At Ypsilanti: CMU leads 21-16-4 At Mount Pleasant: CMU leads 32-10-2 Current streak: EMU-2 11-28-2008 11-16-2007 09-23-2006 09-24-2005 11-06-2004 11-01-2003 11-02-2002 11-10-2001 11-04-2000 11-13-1999 10-10-1998 09-27-1997 10-19-1996 10-07-1995 09-17-1994 10-16-1993 11-07-1992 11-02-1991

W, W, W, W, W, L, L, L,

10-27-1990 10-28-1989 10-08-1988 10-10-1987 10-25-1986 10-26-1985 10-06-1984 10-08-1983 10-02-1982 10-03-1981 11-01-1980 11-10-1979 11-11-1978 09-10-1977 11-06-1976 10-11-1975 11-02-1974 11-3-1973

Central Mich.*# at Central Mich.* Central Mich.* at Central Mich.* Central Mich.* at Central Mich.* Central Mich.* at Central Mich.* Central Mich.* at Central Mich.* Central Mich.* at Central Mich.* Central Mich.* at Central Mich.* Central Mich.* at Central Mich. Central Mich. at Central Mich.

L, L, L, L, W, L, T, L, L, L, L, L, L, L, W, L, L, L,

Most EMU points: 63 in 1917 Most CMU points: 63 in 1981 Combined points: 119 in 2004 12-16 9-24 6-20 6-16 34-16 10-17 16-16 3-24 8-13 14-63 15-51 14-37 9-41 3-9 30-27 7-20 13-28 21-31

11-18-1972 11-02-1963 10-20-1962 10-21-1961 10-15-1960 10-17-1959 10-11-1958 10-12-1957 11-03-1956 11-05-1955 11-13-1954 11-14-1953 10-25-1952 10-20-1951 10-28-1950 11-04-1949 11-06-1948 10-31-1947

at Central Mich. Central Mich.# at Central Mich. Central Mich.# at Central Mich. Central Mich.# at Central Mich. Central Mich. at Central Mich. Central Mich. at Central Mich. Central Mich. at Central Mich. Central Mich.# Central Mich.# at Central Mich. Central Mich.# at Central Mich.

W, L, L, L, L, L, L, W, L, L, L, T, L, L, L, L, W, L,

Biggest EMU win: 63-0 in 1917 Biggest CMU win: 49 in 1981 Total points: CMU 1,687, EMU 1.343 28-3 20-55 0-24 11-13 0-28 8-21 6-7 39-6 0-19 20-27 7-28 33-33 7-26 13-19 7-26 7-18 6-0 0-33

10-18-1946 10-15-1942 10-24-1941 10-25-1940 10-21-1939 10-21-1938 10-23-1937 10-24-1936 10-19-1935 10-20-1934 10-21-1933 10-22-1932 10-24-1931 10-25-1930 10-26-1929 10-27-1928 10-29-1927 10-23-1926

Central Mich. at Central Mich. Central Mich. at Central Mich. Central Mich.# at Central Mich. Central Mich.# at Central Mich. Central Mich. at Central Mich. Central Mich. at Central Mich. Central Mich.# at Central Mich. Central Mich.# at Central Mich. Central Mich. Central Mich.

L, L, L, L, L, L, L, W, W, L, W, W, L, W, W, W, W, W,

13-26 0-14 6-12 0-24 0-14 6-7 10-27 13-7 7-0 12-13 13-7 28-0 12-20 13-0 24-0 36-0 6-0 41-0

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Central Mich. at Central Mich. Central Mich. at Central Mich. Central Mich. at Central Mich. Central Mich. at Central Mich. at Central Mich. Central Mich. at Central Mich. Central Mich. at Central Mich. at Central Mich.

L, L, T, W, W, T, W, T, L, W, L, W, L, L,

*-Mid-American Conference game #-Homecoming & - Collegiate Clash at Ford Field (Detroit, Mich.)

0-13 3-27 0-0 7-6 7-6 7-7 63-0 0-0 0-13 17-0 0-11 39-0 0-13 0-10


Game 6 - Kent State

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Kent State Golden Flashes

Game 6 - Rynearson Stadium Ypsilanti, Mich. – 4 p.m.

Location: Kent, Ohio Founded: 1910 Enrollment: 34,000 President: Dr. Lester A. Lefton Athletic Director: Laing Kennedy Conference: Mid-American (East Division) Nickname: Golden Flashes Colors: Navy Blue and Gold

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Coaching Staff Head Coach: Doug Martin (Kentucky, 1985) Record at Kent State: 19-35 (five seasons) Career College Record: Same

Head Coach Doug Martin

Senior RB Eugene Jarvis

Junior FS Brian Lainhart

Team / Player Information 2009 Schedule 2008 Overall Record: 4-8, 3-5 MAC (T-4th East) 2008 Final Ranking: None 2008 Bowl Appearance: None Offensive System: Spread Defensive System: 3-4 Lettermen Returning: 59 (26 offense, 27 defense, 6 specialty) Lettermen Lost: 13 (6 offense, 7 defense, 0 specialty) Starters Returning: 19 (8 offense, 7 defense, 4 specialty) Starters Lost: 7 (3  offense, 4 defense, 0 specialty) Returning Offensive Starters: OL Chris Anzevino, OL Michael Fay, WR Phil Garner, RB Eugene Jarvis, OL Pat Reedy, OL Mike Roder, TE Jonathan Simpson, WR Alan Vanderink Returning Defensive Starters: DL Sam Frist, SS Dan Hartman, DL Kevin Hogan, DL Aaron Hull, FS Brian Lainhart, LB Cobrani Mixon, CB Danny Sadler

Returning Stat Leaders Rushing Eugene Jarvis

Att. 165

Yds. 801

Avg. 4.9

TD 9

Receiving Eugene Jarvis

Rec. 25

Yds. 273

Avg. 10.9

TD 1

Passing Att. Comp. Pct. Yds. TD Anthony Magazu 11 23 47.8 205 1 Tackles TT Brian Lainhart 106 Cobrani Mixon 73

UT 48 37

AT Int. Sacks 58 6 0 36 0 2.0-21

At Ypsilanti: EMU leads 8-5 At Kent: KSU leads 9-5 Current streak: KSU-1 11-17-2006 10-01-2005 11-13-2004 10-03-1998 09-20-1997 10-26-1996 11-18-1995 10-8-1994

at Kent State* KENT STATE* # at Kent State* at Kent State* KENT STATE* KENT STATE* # at Kent State* at Kent State*

L, W, L, W, L, W, W, W,

6-14 27-20 17-69 26-17 38-41 51-10 41-7 24-10

10-09-1993 09-26-1992 10-05-1991 11-17-1990 09-02-1989 09-17-1988 09-26-1987 09-27-1986

Date Sept. 3 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 21 Nov. 27

Opponent COASTAL CAROLINA at Boston College IOWA STATE MIAMI* at Baylor BOWLING GREEN* at Eastern Michigan* at Ohio* WESTERN MICHIGAN* at Akron* at Temple* BUFFALO*

2008 Results

Date Opponent Aug. 30 BOSTON COLLEGE Sept. 6 at Iowa State Sept. 13 DELAWARE STATE Sept. 20 at Louisiana-Lafayette Sept. 27 at Ball State* Oct. 4 AKRON* Oct. 11 OHIO* Oct. 25 at Miami* Nov. 1 at Bowling Green* Nov. 12 TEMPLE* Nov. 18 NORTHERN ILLINOIS* Nov. 28 at Buffalo*

Site Kent, Ohio Chesnut Hill, Mass.

Kent, Ohio Kent, Ohio Waco, Texas Kent, Ohio Ypsilanti, Mich. Athens, Ohio Kent, Ohio Akron, Ohio Philadelphia, Pa.

Kent, Ohio

Score L, 0-21 L, 28-48 W, 24-3 L, 27-44 L, 20-41 L, 27-30 L, 19-26 W, 54-21 L, 30-45 W, 41-38 L, 14-42 W, 24-21

Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater) Craig Aukerman (Findlay, 1999)-Linebackers Matt Edwards (Miami, 2002)-Def. Ends Larry McDaniel (Indiana, 1993)-Def. Linemen Richard McNutt (Ohio State, 2004)-Cornerbacks Jerry McManus (Wake Forest, 1977)-Asst. HC/RBs A.J. Pratt (Capital, 1998)-Offensive Coord./WRs Pete Rekstis (Youngstown St., 1991)-DC/Safeties Terry Tilghman (East Carolina, 1995)-Off. Line Zane Vance (East Tennessee, 1986)-TEs/Rec. Coord. Football Office Phone: 330.672.3350

Media Relations Office Football Contact: Alan Ashby Office Phone: 330.672.2110 Cell Phone: 330.212.0994 SID Fax: 330.672.2112 E-mail: aashby2@kent.edu Mailing Address: Kent State Athletic Communications P.O. Box 5190 Kent, OH 44242

kentstatesports.com Dix Stadium – Kent, Ohio

- The Series (Kent State Leads 14-13) Most EMU points: 51 in 1996 Most KSU points: 69 in 2004 Combined points: 86 in 2004 KENT STATE* # KENT STATE*# at Kent State* at Kent State* KENT STATE* KENT STATE* at Kent State* KENT STATE* #

W, L, W, L, W, W, W, L,

20-15 14-17 21-20 24-25 30-7 21-14 23-21 16-20

09-28-1985 11-03-1984 11-05-1983 11-06-1982 11-07-1981 10-25-1980 10-20-1979 10-22-1977

Biggest EMU win: 51-10 in 1996 Biggest KSU win: 69-17 in 2004 Total points: KSU 589, EMU 523 at Kent State* L, 3-28 KENT STATE* W, 20-18 at Kent State* L, 13-37 KENT STATE* W, 9-7 at Kent State* L, 7-13 at Kent State* L, 12-35 KENT STATE* # W, 14-10 KENT STATE* L, 13-29

10-30-1976 at Kent State* 09-28-1974 KENT STATE # 10-20-1973 at Kent State

L, 13-38 L, 0-13 L, 20-34

*- Mid-American Conference Game #- Homecoming

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Game 7 - Ball State Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ball State Cardinals

Game 7 - Rynearson Stadium Ypsilanti, Mich. – 1 p.m.

Location: Muncie, Ind. Founded: 1918 Enrollment: 17,285 President: Dr. Jo Ann Gora Athletic Director: Tom Collins Conference: Mid-American (West Division) Nickname: Cardinals Colors: Cardinal and White

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Coaching Staff Head Coach: Stan Parrish (Heidelberg, 1969) Record at Ball State: First Season Career College Record: 57-42 (12 seasons)

Head Coach Stan Parrish

Senior RB MiQuale Lewis

Senior DE Brandon Crawford

Team / Player Information 2009 Schedule 2008 Overall Record: 12-2, 8-0 MAC (1st West) 2008 Final Ranking: None 2008 Bowl Appearance: GMAC Bowl Offensive System: Multiple Defensive System: 4-3 Lettermen Returning: 36 (13 offense, 21 defense, 2 specialty) Lettermen Lost: 20 (11 offense, 8 defense, 1 specialty) Starters Returning: 11 (4 offense, 7 defense, 0 specialty) Starters Lost: 11 (7  offense, 4 defense, 0 specialty) Returning Offensive Starters: LG Michael Switzer, RB MiQuale Lewis, TE Madaris Grant, WR Briggs Orsbon Returning Defensive Starters: DE Brandon Crawford, DT Drew Duffin, DT Rene Perry, RE Robert Eddins, LB Davyd Jones, SS Sean Baker, FS Alex Knipp

Returning Stat Leaders Rushing MiQuale Lewis

Att. 322

Yds. 1736

Avg. 5.4

TD 22

Receiving Briggs Orsbon

Rec. 68

Yds. 813

Avg. 12.0

TD 5

Passing Att. Comp. Tanner Justice 2 2 Tackles TT UT Alex Knipp 96 58 Sean Baker 94 46

Pct. Yds. TD 100 17 0 AT Int. Sacks 38 2 1.0-4 48 6 0

Date Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov.

Opponent 3 NORTH TEXAS 12 NEW HAMPSHIRE 19 at Army 26 at Auburn 3 TOLEDO* 10 at Temple* 17 BOWLING GREEN* 24 at Eastern Michigan* 31 OHIO* 12 at Northern Illinois* 18 CENTRAL MICHIGAN* 24 at Western Michigan*

2008 Results Date Aug. 28 Sept. 5 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 25 Nov. 5 Nov. 11 Nov. 19 Nov. 25 Dec. 5 Jan. 6

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at #20 BSU* BSU* at BSU* BSU* at BSU* BSU* at BSU* BSU*# at BSU* BSU* at BSU*

L, L, L, L, W, W, L, L, L, W, W,

16-38 16-38 20-38 25-26 31-24 38-14 17-42 14-35 14-33 31-21 13-7

10-11-1997 11-02-1996 10-21-1995 10-29-1994 10-30-1993 10-10-1992 10-12-1991 11-10-1990 11-11-1989 10-15-1988 10-17-1987

BSU* BSU* at BSU* at BSU* BSU* at BSU* BSU* BSU* at BSU* at BSU* BSU*

Opponent NORTHEASTERN NAVY at Akron* at Indiana KENT STATE* at Toledo* at Western Kentucky EASTERN MICHIGAN* NORTHERN ILLINOIS* at Miami* at Central Michigan* WESTERN MICHIGAN* vs. Buffalo vs. Tulsa

Site Muncie, Ind. Muncie, Ind. West Point, N.Y. Auburn, Ala. Muncie, Ind. Philadelphia, Pa.

Muncie, Ind. Ypsilanti, Mich. Muncie, Ind. DeKalb, Ill. Muncie, Ind. Kalamazoo, Mich.

Score W, 48-14 W, 35-23 W, 41-24 W, 42-20 W, 41-20 W, 31-0 W, 24-7 W, 38-16 W, 45-14 W, 31-16 W, 31-24 W, 45-22 L, 24-42 L, 13-45

Football Office Phone: 765.285.8251

Media Relations Office Football Contact: Joe Hernandez Office Phone: 765.285.8242 Cell Phone: 765.730.4614 SID Fax: 765.285.8929 E-mail: jhernand@bsu.edu Mailing Address: Ball State Athletic Media Relations HP 120 Muncie, IN 47306

ballstatesports.com

Scheumann Stadium - Muncie, Ind.

- The Series (Ball State Leads 28-20-2) -

At Ypsilanti: BSU leads 13-12 At Muncie: BSU leads 14-9-2 Current streak: BSU-5 10-25-2008 09-08-2007 08-31-2006 11-12-2004 10-09-2004 11-15-2003 10-19-2002 10-13-2001 10-14-2000 11-06-1999 09-12-1998

Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater) Phil Burnett (Northern Illinois, 1988)-Def. Line Daryl Dixon (Florida, 2003)-Secondary Jason Eck (Wisconsin, 1999)-Off. Line Eddie Faulkner (Wisconsin, 2000)-OC/RBs Doug Graber (Wayne State, 1966)-Def. Coordinator Jay Hood (Ohio Wesleyan, 1986)-Def. Ends Joey Lynch (Ball State, 2007)-WRs Deion Melvin (Western Illinois, 1994)-Linebackers John Powes (Villanova, 1990)-Rec. Coord./TEs

Most EMU points: 60 in 1970 Most BSU points: 52 in 1976 Combined points: 75 in 1995 W, L. W, W, L, L, L, L, L, W, W,

38-32 25-39 40-35 41-20 13-18 7-31 8-10 13-20 17-23 16-12 35-28

11-01-1986 11-02-1985 10-27-1984 10-29-1983 10-30-1982 10-31-1981 10-18-1980 11-03-1979 10-28-1978 11-19-1977 11-20-1976

BSU* at BSU* BSU* at BSU* BSU* at BSU* BSU* at BSU* BSU* at BSU* BSU*

W, W, L, L, L, L, L, L, L, L, L,

Biggest EMU win: 60-0 in 1970 Biggest BSU win: 52-3 in 1976 Total points: BSU 1,055, EMU 870 14-7 27-24 10-17 20-33 7-16 13-35 0-26 10-28 0-21 21-45 3-52

09-06-1975 10-26-1974 09-08-1973 11-14-1970 11-15-1969 10-12-1968 09-21-1963 09-21-1962 09-23-1961 09-27-1952 10-21-1950

at BSU BSU BSU BSU at BSU at BSU at BSU BSU at BSU BSU at BSU

L, W, W, W, L, W, L, L, T, W, W,

14-24 17-9 17-14 60-0 22-31 43-7 6-22 0-14 0-0 26-14 13-0

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10-15-1949 10-16-1948 11-07-1947 11-09-1946 09-25-1937 09-26-1936

BSU at BSU BSU at BSU at BSU BSU

*-Mid-American Conference game #-Homecoming

L, L, W, T, W, W,

2-33 14-23 14-7 7-7 13-6 6-0


Game 8 - Arkansas

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Game 8 - Reynolds Razorback Stadium Fayetteville, Ark. – TBA VS.

Arkansas Razorbacks Location: Fayetteville, Ark. Founded: 1871 Enrollment: 19,191 Chancellor: Dr. Dave Gearhart Athletic Director: Jeff Long Conference: Southeastern Nickname: Razorbacks Colors: Cardinal and White

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Bobby Petrino (Carroll College, 1982) Record at Arkansas: 5-7 (one season) Career College Record: 46-16 (four seasons)

Head Coach Bobby Petrino

Junior TE D.J. Williams

Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater) Bobby Allen (Virginia Tech, 1983)-Def. Tackles Kirk Botkin (Arkansas, 1993)-Defensive Ends Tim Horton (Arkansas, 1990)-RBs/TEs/Rec. Coord. Reggie Johnson (Louisville, 1996)-Linebackers Garrick McGee (Oklahoma, 1996)-Quarterbacks Paul Petrino (Carroll College, 1988)-OC/WRs Willy Robinson (Fresno St., 1978)-DC/Secondary John L. Smith (Weber State, 1971)-Spec. Teams/LBs Mike Summers (Georgetown Ky., 1978)-Asst. HC

Senior DT Malcolm Sheppard

Team / Player Information 2009 Schedule 2008 Overall Record: 5-7, 2-6 SEC (4th West) 2008 Final Ranking: None 2008 Bowl Appearance: None Offensive System: Multiple Defensive System: 4-3 Lettermen Returning: 50 (24 offense, 24 defense, 2 specialty) Lettermen Lost: 17 (7 offense, 9 defense, 1 specialty) Starters Returning: 18 (8 offense, 9 defense, 1 specialty) Starters Lost: 6 (3  offense, 2 defense, 1 specialty) Returning Offensive Starters: LT Ray Dominguez, LG Wade Grayson, RG DeMarcus Love, TB Michael Smith, WR Lucas Miller, WR London Crawford, WR Joe Adams, TE D.J. Williams Returning Defensive Starters: DE Jake Bequette, NG Zach Stadther, DT Malcolm Sheppard, DE Adrian Davis, LB Wendel Davis, LB Freddy Burton, LB Jerry Franklin, FS Elton Ford, CB Isaac Madison

Returning Stat Leaders Rushing Att. Michael Smith 207

Yds. 1072

Avg. 5.2

TD 8

Receiving D.J. Williams

Rec. 61

Yds. 723

Avg. 11.9

TD 3

Passing Tyler Wilson

Att. Comp. Pct. Yds. TD 11 22 50.0 69 1

Tackles Jerry Franklin

TT 87

UT 54

AT Int. Sacks 33 2 1.5-14

At Ypsilanti: Never At Fayetteville: Never Current streak: First Meeting

Date Sept. 5 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 Nov. 28

Opponent Site Missouri State Little Rock, Ark. Georgia* Fayetteville, Ark. at Alabama* Tuscaloosa, Ala. Arlington, Texas at Texas A&M Auburn* Fayetteville, Ark. at Florida* Gainesville, Fla. at Ole Miss* Oxford, Miss. Eastern Michigan Fayetteville, Ark. South Carolina* Fayetteville, Ark. Troy Fayetteville, Ark. Mississippi State* Little Rock, Ark. at Louisiana State* Baton Rouge, La.

2008 Results Date Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 22 Nov. 28

Opponent WESTERN ILLINOIS vs. Louisiana Monroe #9 ALABAMA* at #7 Texas #12 Florida* at #20 Auburn* at Kentucky* OLE MISS* #19 TULSA at South Carolina* at Mississippi State* LSU*

Score W, 28-24 W, 28-27 L, 14-49 L, 7-38 L, 7-38 W, 25-22 L, 20-21 L, 21-23 W, 30-23 L, 21-34 L, 28-31 W, 31-30

Football Office Phone: 479.575.4849

Media Relations Office Football Contact: Kevin Trainor Office Phone: 479.575.2751 SID Fax: 479.575.7481 E-mail: ktrainor@uark.edu Mailing Address: University of Arkansas P.O. Box 7777 Fayetteville, AR, 72702

hogwired.com Reynolds Razorbacks Stadium - Fayetteville, Ark.

- The Series (First Meeting) Most EMU points: First Meeting Most UA points: First Meeting Combined points: First Meeting

Biggest EMU win: First Meeting Biggest UA win: First Meeting Total points: First Meeting

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Game 9 - Northern Illinois Thursday, November 5, 2009

Northern Illinois Huskies

Game 9 - Brigham Field DeKalb, Ill. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: DeKalb, Ill. Founded: 1895 Enrollment: 24,397 President: Dr. John G. Peters Athletic Director: Jeff Compher Conference: Mid-American (West Division) Nickname: Huskies Colors: Cardinal and Black

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Coaching Staff Head Coach: Jerry Kill (Southwestern, 1983) Record at Northern Illinois: 6-7 (one season) Career College Record: 110-64 (15 seasons)

Head Coach Jerry Kill

Sophomore QB Chandler Harnish

Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater) Tracy Claeys (Kansas State, 1994)- Defensive Coord. Matt Limegrover (Chicago, 1991)- Off. Coord./OL Brian Anderson (Western Illinois, 2004)- Tight Ends P.J. Fleck (N. Illinois, 2004)- WRs/Recruiting Tom Matukewicz (Fort Hays State, 1997)-LBs Jeff Phelps (Ball State, 1997)- Defensive Line Pat Poore (Fort Hays State, 1984)- Quarterbacks Rob Reeves (Saginaw Valley St., 1998)-RBs Jay Sawvel (Mt. Union, 1993)- DBs/Spec. Teams

Senior DB David Bryant

Team / Player Information 2009 Schedule 2008 Overall Record: 6-7, 5-3 MAC (4th-West) 2008 Final Ranking: None 2008 Bowl Appearance: Independence Bowl Offensive System: Multiple Defensive System: 4-3 Lettermen Returning: 45 (23 offense, 20 defense, 2 specialty) Lettermen Lost: 24 (11 offense, 12 defense, 1 specialty) Starters Returning: 13 (7 offense, 4 defense, 2 specialty) Starters Lost: 11 (3  offense, 7 defense, 1 specialty) Returning Offensive Starters: C Eddie Adamski, TB Me’co Brown, WR Landon Cox, TE Reed Cunningham, QB Chandler Harnish, OT Trevor Olson, OL Jason Onyebuagu Returning Defensive Starters: S David Bryant, LB Cory Hanson, DT Mike Krause, S Mike Sobol

Returning Stat Leaders Rushing

Att.

Yds. 539

Avg. 4.6

TD 4

Receiving

Rec.

Yds. 252

Avg. 11.5

TD 3

Passing

Att. Comp. Pct. Yds. TD 211 55.9 1528 8

Chandler Harnish 118

Reed Cunningham 22

Chandler Harnish 118

Tackles David Bryant Mike Sobol

TT 83 67

UT 46 43

Date Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 21 Nov. 27

Opponent at Wisconsin WESTERN ILLINOIS at Purdue IDAHO WESTERN MICHIGAN* at Toledo* at Miami* AKRON* EASTERN MICHIGAN* BALL STATE* at Ohio* at Central Michigan*

2008 Results Date Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Dec.

Opponent 30 at Minnesota 6 at Western Michigan* 20 INDIANA STATE 27 at Eastern Michigan* 4 at Tennessee 11 MIAMI* 18 TOLEDO* 25 BOWLING GREEN* 5 at #16 Ball State* 12 CENTRAL MICHIGAN* 18 at Kent State* 25 NAVY 28 vs. Louisiana Tech

Site Madison, Wisc. DeKalb, Ill.

Football Office Phone: 815.753.1825

West Lafayette, Ind.

DeKalb, Ill. DeKalb, Ill. Toledo, Ohio Oxford, Ohio DeKalb, Ill. DeKalb, Ill. DeKalb, Ill. Athens, Ohio

Media Relations Office Football Contact: Donna Turner Office Phone: 815.753.9513 Home Phone: 815.793.5474 SID Fax: N/A E-mail: donnaturner@niu.edu

Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

Mailing Address: 209 Convocation Center 1525 W. Lincoln Highway DeKalb, IL 60115

Score L, 27-31 L, 26-29 W, 48-3 W, 37-0 L, 9-13 W, 17-13 W, 38-7 W, 16-13 L, 14-45 L, 30-33 W, 42-14 L, 0-16 L, 10-17

niuhuskies.com

AT Int. Sacks 37 0 0 24 0 0

Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium – DeKalB, Ill.

- The Series (Northern Illinois Leads 23-14-2) At Ypsilanti: NIU leads 12-6-1 At DeKalb: NIU leads 11-8-1 Current streak: NIU-1 09-27-2008 09-15-2007 11-24-2006 10-15-2005 11-20-2004 11-22-2003 11-16-2002 11-03-2001 11-11-2000

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NIU* # at NIU* NIU* at NIU NIU* at NIU* NIU* at NIU* NIU*

L W, L, L, L, L, L, L, W,

0-37 21-19 0-27 8-24 16-34 24-38 21-49 17-40 39-32

11-20-1999 10-24-1998 11-08-1997 10-03-1987 11-08-1986 11-09-1985 10-13-1984 10-15-1983 10-23-1982

at NIU* NIU* at NIU* NIU at NIU NIU * at NIU * NIU * # at NIU *

Most EMU points: 54 in 1957 Most NIU points: 49 in 2002 Combined points: 74 in 1957 L, L, W, W, L, L, T, L, L,

23-30 14-26 38-10 32-31 14-21 0-3 10-10 15-34 0-10

10-24-1981 11-15-1980 10-06-1979 09-03-1977 11-11-1961 11-5-1960 11-7-1959 11-1-1958 11-2-1957

NIU * at NIU * NIU * at NIU * at NIU NIU # at NIU NIU at NIU

L, L, T, W, L, L, L, W, W,

Biggest EMU win: 43-0 in 1928 Biggest NIU win: 37-0 in 2008 Total points: NIU 840, EMU 649 7-30 6-38 0-0 25-2 10-35 0-19 0-34 15-7 54-20

11-10-1956 11-12-1955 10-16-1954 10-17-1953 10-18-1952 10-13-1951 10-07-1950 10-08-1949 10-29-1948

NIU at NIU NIU at NIU NIU # at NIU NIU at NIU NIU

W, W, W, W, W, L, L, L, L,

25-7 13-6 34-0 20-14 19-7 21-35 13-35 14-39 7-10

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at NIU NIU at NIU

L, W, W,

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Game 10 - Western Michigan

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Western Michigan Broncos

Game 10 - Rynearson Stadium Ypsilanti, Mich. – 1 p.m.

Location: Kalamazoo, Mich. Founded: 1903 Enrollment: 24,818 President: Dr. John M. Dunn Athletic Director: Kathy Beauregard Conference: Mid-American (West Division) Nickname: Broncos Colors: Brown and Gold

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Coaching Staff Head Coach: Bill Cubit (Delaware, 1975) Record at WMU: 29-20 (four seasons) Career College Record: 63-38-1 (eight seasons)

Head Coach Bill Cubit

Senior QB Tim Hiller

Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater) Steve Morrison (Michigan, 1994)-Def. Coord./LBs Ryan Cubit (Western Michigan, 2006)-QBs Tim Daoust (Wittenberg, 2001)-Secondary Mike Grant (Nebraska, 1993)-WRs Rick Kravitz (Troy, 1977)-Safeties Peter McCarty (Massachussetts, 1978)-Def. Line Jake Moreland (Western Michigan, 2000)-TEs Mike Sabock (Baldwin-Wallace, 1977)-RBs/S. Teams Bob Stanley (Texas, 1968)-Offensive Line

Senior LB Austin Pritchard

Team / Player Information 2009 Schedule 2008 Overall Record: 9-4, 6-2 MAC (T-2nd West) 2008 Final Ranking: None 2008 Bowl Appearance: Texas Bowl Offensive System: Multiple Defensive System: 4-3 Lettermen Returning: 32 (19 offense, 10 defense, 3 specialty) Lettermen Lost: 18 (5 offense, 13 defense, 0 specialty) Starters Returning: 14 (7 offense, 4 defense, 3 specialty) Starters Lost: 12 (4  offense, 8 defense, 0 specialty) Returning Offensive Starters: QB Tim Hiller, OG Nick Clemens, WR Juan Nunez, OT Anthony Parker, OG Phillip Swanson, C Paul Wasikowski, RB Brandon West Returning Defensive Starters: DE Justin Braska, DT Cody Cielenski, LB Austin Pritchard, LB Mitch Zajac

Returning Stat Leaders Rushing Brandon West

Att. 204

Yds. 1026

Avg. 5.0

TD 8

Receiving Juan Nunez

Rec. 57

Yds. 701

Avg. 12.3

TD 7

Passing Tim Hiller

Att. Comp. Pct. Yds. TD 339 522 64.9 3725 36

Tackles TT Austin Pritchard 86

UT 47

Date Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 24

Opponent Site at Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. at Indiana Bloomington, Ind. MIAMI* Kalamazoo, Mich. HOFSTRA Kalamazoo, Mich. at Northern Illinois* DeKalb, Ill. at Toledo* Toledo, Ohio CENTRAL MICHIGAN* Kalamazoo, Mich. BUFFALO* Kalamazoo, Mich. at Kent State* Kent, Ohio at Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. at Eastern Michigan* Ypsilanti, Mich. BALL STATE* Kalamazoo, Mich.

2008 Results Date Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 25 Dec. 30

Opponent at Nebraska NORTHERN ILLINOIS* at Idaho TENNESSEE TECH at Temple* OHIO* at Buffalo* at Central Michigan* EASTERN MICHIGAN* ILLINOIS TOLEDO* at #15 Ball State* vs. Rice

Football Office Phone: 269.387.8620

Media Relations Office Football Contact: Mat Kanan Office Phone: 269.387.4125 Cell Phone: 269.998.2259 SID Fax: 269.387.4139 E-mail: mat.kanan@wmich.edu Mailing Address: 1903 West Michigan Ave. Read Fieldhouse Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Score L, 24-47 W, 29-26 W, 51-28 W, 41-7 W, 7-3 W, 41-20 W, 34-28 L, 28-38 W, 31-10 W, 23-17 W, 27-17 L, 22-45 L, 14-38

wmubroncos.com

AT Int. Sacks 39 0 2.0-8

Waldo Stadium – Kalamazoo, Mich,

- The Series (Western Michigan Leads 27-15-2) At Ypsilanti: Tied 9-9-1 At Kalamazoo: WMU leads 17-6-1 At Detroit: WMU leads 1-0-0 11-01-2008 10-27-2007 10-28-2006 11-05-2005 10-16-2004 10-04-2003 11-09-2002 09-29-2001 11-18-2000

at WMU* WMU* at WMU* WMU* at WMU* WMU*# at WMU* WMU* at WMU

L, W, L, L, W, L, L, L, L,

10-31 19-2 15-18 36-44 35-31 3-31 31-33 10-31 0-28

10-09-1999 10-17-1998 11-01-1997 09-14-1996 11-11-1995 10-22-1994 10-23-1993 10-17-1992 10-19-1991

WMU*# at WMU* WMU* at WMU* WMU* at WMU* WMU* at WMU* WMU*#

Most EMU points: 38 in 1997 Most WMU points: 45 in 1998 Combined points: 80 in 1998 LOT, L, L, W, L, L, L, L, W,

37-40 35-45 38-41 19-12 13-23 14-33 20-21 19-20 42-24

09-08-1990 09-30-1989 10-22-1988 10-24-1987 09-06-1986 11-23-1985 11-17-1984 11-19-1983 11-20-1982

WMU* at WMU* WMU*# at WMU* WMU* at WMU* WMU* at WMU* WMU*

W, W, L, W, W, L, W, L, T,

Biggest EMU win: 19-0 in 1930 Biggest WMU win: 37-0 in 1980 Total points: WMU 958, EMU 708 27-24 21-20 24-31 23-17 21-14 21-38 24-14 10-14 3-3

11-21-1981 09-06-1980 11-17-1979 10-21-1978 09-11-1976 11-15-1975 09-14-1974 10-18-1930 11-02-1929

at WMU* at WMU* WMU* at WMU* at WMU* at WMU WMU WMU # at WMU

L, 7-38 L, 0-37 L, 7-17 L, 0-32 L, 13-31 L, 14-24 W, 20-19 W, 19-0 T, 7-7

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WMU # at WMU at WMU WMU at WMU WMU at WMU at WMU

W, W, L, L, L, W, L, W,

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Game 11 - Toledo Friday, November 20, 2009

Toledo Rockets

Game 11 - Glass Bowl Toledo, Ohio – 7 p.m.

Location: Toledo, Ohio Founded: 1872 Enrollment: 22,336 President: Dr. Lloyd Jacobs Athletic Director: Michael O’Brien Conference: Mid-American (West Division) Nickname: Rockets Colors: Midnight Blue and Gold

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Coaching Staff Head Coach: Tim Beckman (Findlay, 1988) Record at Toledo: First Season Career College Record: Same

Head Coach Tim Beckman

Senior WR Stephen Williams

Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater) Matt Campbell (Mount Union 2002)-Off. Coord./OL Jason Candle (Mount Union 2003)-Slot WRs/TEs Steve Clinkscale (Ashland 2000)-Cornerbacks Alex Golesh (Ohio State 2006)-RBs/Recruiting Jason Nichols (East Carolina 1997)-Outside WRs Paul Nichols (Davidson 2003)-Def. Pass Coord./Saf. Eli Rasheed (Indiana 1996)-Defensive Line Scott Satterfield (Appalachian State 1996)-QBs Mike Ward (Georgetown 1984)-Asst. HC/LBs

Senior FS Barry Church

Team / Player Information 2009 Schedule 2008 Overall Record: 3-9, 2-6 MAC (T5th-West) 2008 Final Ranking: None 2008 Bowl Appearance: None Offensive System: Spread Defensive System: Multiple Lettermen Returning: 57 (21 offense, 32 defense, 4 specialty) Lettermen Lost: 7 (2 offense, 5 defense, 0 specialty) Starters Returning: 20 (9 offense, 9 defense, 2 specialty) Starters Lost: 4 (2  offense, 2 defense, 0 specialty) Returning Offensive Starters: RB DaJuane Collins, OL

Jared DeWalt, C Buster Garrett, OL Kevin Kowalski, OL John Morookian, QB Aaron Opelt, WR Kenny Stafford, OL Mike VanDerMeulen, WR Stephen Williams Returning Defensive Starters: S Barry Church, DE Skylaar Constant, LB Archie Donald, DL Maurice Hill, LB Daris Quinn, S Lester Richmond, DB Mark Singer, DL Derrick Summers, DB Kenny Veal

Returning Stat Leaders Rushing Att. Morgan Williams 169

Yds. 1010

Avg. 6.0

TD 6

Receiving Rec. Stephen Williams 71

Yds. 781

Avg. 11.0

TD 8

Passing Aaron Opelt

Att. Comp. Pct. Yds. TD 225 376 59.6 2176 12

Tackles Archie Donald Barry Church

TT 119 93

UT 59 57

AT Int. Sacks 60 2 0 36 1 0

Date Sept. 5 Sept. 11 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 11 Nov. 20 Nov. 27

2008 Results

Date Opponent Sept. 6 at Arizona Sept. 13 at Eastern Michigan* Sept. 20 FRESNO STATE Sept. 27 FL. INTERNATIONAL Oct. 4 BALL STATE* Oct. 11 at Michigan Oct. 18 at Northern Illinois* Oct. 25 CENTRAL MICHIGAN* Nov. 5 at Akron* Nov. 15 at Western Michigan* Nov. 21 MIAMI* Nov. 28 BOWLING GREEN*

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L, L, W, L, L, L, L, L, L,

17-41 28-52 17-13 3-30 32-42 14-49 13-65 7-28 14-42

10-23-1999 11-21-1998 09-13-1997 09-21-1996 10-28-1995 11-19-1994 11-19-1993 11-14-1992 11-16-1991

at Toledo* TOLEDO* at Toledo* TOLEDO* at Toledo* TOLEDO* at Toledo* at Toledo* TOLEDO*

Football Office Phone: 419.530.3612

Media Relations Office Football Contact: Paul Helgren Office Phone: 419.530.4918 Cell Phone: 419.262.3861 SID Fax: 419.530.4930 E-mail: paul.helgren@utoledo.edu Mailing Address: UT Athletic Media Relations Savage Hall 2801 W. Bancroft St. Toledo, OH 43606-3390

Score L, 16-41 W, 41-17 L, 54-55 L, 16-35 L, 0-31 W, 13-10 L, 7-38 L, 23-24 L, 30-47 L, 17-27 W, 42-14 L, 10-38

utrockets.com Glass Bowl – Toledo, Ohio

- The Series (Toledo Leads 25-11) -

At Ypsilanti: UT leads 9-7 At Toledo: Toledo leads 15-4 Current streak: Toledo-2 09-13-2008 11-03-2007 10-21-2006 10-08-2005 09-18-2004 10-11-2003 09-07-2002 11-17-2001 10-07-2000

Opponent Site West Lafayette, Ind. at Purdue COLORADO Toledo, Ohio OHIO STATE Cleveland, Ohio at Fla. International Miami, Fla. at Ball State* Muncie, Ind. WESTERN MICHIGAN* Toledo, Ohio NORTHERN ILLINOIS* Toledo, Ohio TEMPLE* Toledo, Ohio at Miami* Oxford, Ohio at Central Michigan* Mt. Pleasant, Mich. EASTERN MICHIGAN* Toledo, Ohio at Bowling Green* Bowling Green, Ohio

Most EMU points: 40 in 1985 Most UT points: 65 in 2002 Combined points: 78 in 2002 W, W, L, L, L, W, L, L, L,

20-13 10-7 35-38 7-24 28-34 40-37 0-14 0-41 14-21

10-06-1990 10-07-1989 11-05-1988 11-05-1987 10-04-1986 10-05-1985 10-20-1984 10-22-1983 10-09-1982

at Toledo* TOLEDO*# TOLEDO* at Toledo* at Toledo* TOLEDO* at Toledo* TOLEDO* at Toledo*

L, W, W, W, L, W, L, L, L,

Biggest EMU win: 38-9 in 1987 Biggest UT win: 65-13 in 2002 Total points: UT 865, EMU 509 23-37 31-14 20-19 38-9 18-23 21-10 7-17 19-37 19-20

10-10-1981 09-27-1980 09-29-1979 09-30-1978 10-01-1977 11-23-1974 09-16-1972 10-04-1924 10-06-1923

TOLEDO*# at Toledo* TOLEDO* at Toledo* TOLEDO* at Toledo TOLEDO TOLEDO at Toledo

L, 7-42 L, 7-49 L, 7-37 W, 17-12 W, 17-7 W, 28-12 L, 0-16 L, 0-7 L, 0-13

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Game 12 - Akron Akron Zips

Game 12 - InfoCision Stadium Akron, Ohio – TBA

Location: Akron, Ohio Founded: 1870 Enrollment: 25,103 President: Dr. Luis M. Proenza Athletic Director: Mack Rhoades Conference: Mid-American (East Division) Nickname: Zips Colors: Blue and Gold

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Coaching Staff Head Coach: J.D. Brookhart (Colorado State, 1988) Record at Akron: 27-33 (five seasons) Career College Record: Same

Head Coach J.D. Brookhart

Senior QB Chris Jacquemain

Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater) Walt Harris (Pacific, 1968)-Asst. HC/Pass Game/QBs Jim Fleming (University of the South, 1982)-DC/Saf. Shane Montgomery (N.C. State, 1990)-OC/TEs Brian Callahan (Eastern Illinois, 1992)-Offensive Line Dana Chambers (Central Missouri State, 1983)-DL Reno Ferri (U.S. Military Academy, 2000)-Rec./RBs Emmanuel McDaniel (East McDaniel, 1995)-CBs Mauro Monz (Duquesne, 1996)-Wide Receivers Vince Okruch (Culver-Stockton, 1977)-Linebackers

Junior DT Almondo Sewell

Team / Player Information 2009 Schedule 2008 Overall Record: 5-7, 3-5 MAC (4th-East) 2008 Final Ranking: None 2008 Bowl Appearance: None Offensive System: Spread/Multiple Defensive System: Multiple/3-3 Lettermen Returning: 45 (21 offense, 21 defense, 3 specialty) Lettermen Lost: 22 (10 offense, 10 defense, 2 specialty) Starters Returning: 18 (9 offense, 6 defense, 3 specialty) Starters Lost: 9 (2  offense, 5 defense, 2 specialty) Returning Offensive Starters: RG Zack Anderson, C Elliott Bates, WR Deryn Bowser, WR Jeremy Bruce, QB Chris Jacquemain, WR Andre Jones, WR Dashan Miller, LG Mike Ward, RT Corey Woods Returning Defensive Starters: FS Jalil Carter, ROV Wayne Cobham, CB Miguel Graham, DL Shawn Lemon, DE Almondo Sewell, LB Mike Thomas

Returning Stat Leaders Rushing Alex Allen

Att. 32

Yds. 152

Avg. 4.8

TD 3

Receiving Deryn Bowser

Rec. 64

Yds. 785

Avg. 12.3

TD 4

Passing

Att. Comp. Pct. Yds. TD 399 57.9 2748 20

Date Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 13 Nov. 20 Nov. 27

2008 Results Date Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Nov. 5 Nov. 13 Nov. 22 Nov. 29

Chris Jacquemain 231

Tackles TT Mike Thomas 81 Miguel Graham 70

UT 48 50

AKRON* L, 35-42 AKRON* W, 42-34 at Akron* LOT3, 62-65 AKRON* W, 38-17 at Akron* L, 21-24 AKRON W, 45-0 AKRON* W, 20-17 at Akron* W, 49-29 AKRON* W, 42-18

11-06-1993 09-05-1992 09-19-1987 09-20-1986 09-21-1985 09-10-1983 09-11-1982 09-12-1981 10-11-1980

Opponent at #12 Wisconsin at Syracuse BALL STATE* at Army CINCINNATI at Kent State* BOWLING GREEN* at Eastern Michigan* TOLEDO* BUFFALO* at Ohio* at Temple*

Score L, 17-38 W, 42-28 L, 24-41 W, 22-3 L, 15-17 W, 30-27 L, 33-37 W, 42-35 W, 47-30 L, 40-43 L, 42-49 L, 6-27

Media Relations Office Football Contact: Mike Cawood Office Phone: 330.972.6292 Cell Phone: 330.571.4145 SID Fax: 330.374.8844 E-mail: cawood@uakron.edu Mailing Address: University of Akron Athletics Rhodes Arena, Suite 83 Akron, OH 44325-5201

InfoCision Stadium – Akron, Ohio

- The Series (Akron Leads 16-11) Most EMU points: 62 in 2001 Most UA points: 65 in 2001 Combined points: 127 in 2001

at Akron* AKRON * at Akron AKRON at Akron AKRON at Akron AKRON at Akron

Football Office Phone: 330.972.7466

gozips.com

AT Int. Sacks 33 0 2.5-11 20 3 0

At Ypsilanti: UA leads 8-6 At Akron: UA leads 10-3 Current streak: UA-2 10-18-2008 10-05-2002 11-24-2001 09-25-1999 11-14-1998 10-18-1997 11-09-1996 09-02-1995 11-05-1994

Opponent Site at Penn State University Park, Pa. MORGAN STATE Akron, Ohio INDIANA Akron, Ohio at Central Michigan* Mt. Pleasant, Mich. OHIO* Akron, Ohio at Buffalo* Buffalo, N.Y. at Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. at Northern Illinois* DeKalb, Ill. KENT STATE* Akron, Ohio TEMPLE* Akron, Ohio at Bowling Green* Bowling Green, Ohio EASTERN MICHIGAN* Akron, Ohio

L, L, L, W, L, L, L, L, L,

7-19 9-27 16-17 24-21 12-16 0-13 7-14 7-14 10-21

10-13-1979 10-14-1978 10-29-1977 10-23-1976 09-27-1969 10-05-1968 09-29-1950 10-01-1949

AKRON AKRON # at Akron at Akron AKRON at Akron at Akron AKRON

L, 12-24 W, 25-14 W, 42-28 L, 0-36 W, 10-3 W, 16-7 L, 7-40 L, 6-20

Biggest EMU win: 49-29 in 1995 Biggest UA win: 36-0 in 1976 Total points: UA 604, EMU 581 *-Mid-American Conference game #- Homecoming

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2009 Composite Schedule Thursday, Sept. 3 North Texas at Ball State Coastal Carolina at Kent State Villanova at Temple Troy at Bowling Green

Saturday, Oct. 3 *Temple at Eastern Michigan *Ohio at Bowling Green *Toledo at Ball State *Western Michigan at Northern Illinois *Central Michigan at Buffalo Kent State at Baylor Cincinnati at Miami

Saturday, Sept. 5 Army at Eastern Michigan Northern Illinois at Wisconsin Buffalo at UTEP Central Michigan at Arizona Kentucky at Miami Western Michigan at Michigan Akron at Penn State Connecticut at Ohio Toledo at Purdue

Saturday, Oct. 10 *Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan *Western Michigan at Toledo *Ohio at Akron Gardner-Webb at Buffalo *Bowling Green at Kent State *Ball State at Temple Miami at Northwestern

Friday, Sept. 11 Colorado at Toledo Saturday, Sept. 12 Eastern Michigan at Northwestern Pittsburgh at Buffalo Western Illinois at Northern Illinois New Hampshire at Ball State Morgan State at Akron Western Michigan at Indiana Bowling Green at Missouri Miami at Boise State Kent State at Boston College Ohio at North Texas Central Michigan at Michigan State Saturday, Sept. 19 Eastern Michigan at Michigan Indiana at Akron Iowa State at Kent State Buffalo at Central Florida Ohio State at Toledo Northern Illinois at Purdue Cal Poly at Ohio Ball State at Army Temple at Penn State Bowling Green at Marshall *Miami at Western Michigan Saturday, Sept. 26 *Buffalo at Temple Ohio at Tennessee *Akron at Central Michigan Idaho at Northern Illinois Boise State at Bowling Green Toledo at Florida International Ball State at Auburn *Miami at Kent State Hofstra at Western Michigan

Saturday, Oct. 17 *Kent State at Eastern Michigan *Northern Illinois at Toledo Army at Temple *Bowling Green at Ball State *Miami at Ohio *Akron at Buffalo *Central Michigan at Western Michigan Saturday, Oct. 24 *Ball State at Eastern Michigan Akron at Syracuse *Temple at Toledo *Kent State at Ohio *Buffalo at Western Michigan *Northern Illinois at Miami *Central Michigan at Bowling Green

Saturday, Nov. 7 *Kent State at Akron Western Michigan at Michigan State Tuesday, Nov. 10 *Ohio at Buffalo Wednesday, Nov. 11 *Toledo at Central Michigan Thursday, Nov. 12 *Ball State at Northern Illinois *Bowling Green at Miami Friday, Nov. 13 *Temple at Akron Saturday, Nov. 14 *Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan Wednesday, Nov. 18 *Buffalo at Miami *Central Michigan at Ball State Friday, Nov. 20 *Eastern Michigan at Toledo *Bowling Green at Akron Saturday, Nov. 21 *Northern Illinois at Ohio *Kent State at Temple Friday, Nov. 21 *Miami at Toledo *Buffalo at Bowling Green

Tuesday, Oct. 27 *Buffalo at Kent State

Tuesday, Nov. 24 *Ball State at Western Michigan

Saturday, Oct. 31 Eastern Michigan at Arkansas *Toledo at Miami Temple at Navy Central Michigan at Boston College *Ohio at Ball State *Akron at Northern Illinois *Western Michigan at Kent State

Friday, Nov. 27 *Eastern Michigan at Akron *Buffalo at Kent State *Temple at Ohio *Northern Illinois at Central Michigan *Toledo at Bowling Green * - Mid-American Conference Game

Tuesday, Nov. 3 *Bowling Green at Buffalo Thursday, Nov. 5 *Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois *Miami at Temple

Dec. 4 - 8 p.m. [ESPN2] MAC Championship Game East Division winner vs. West Division winner Motor City Bowl Dec. 26 - 1 p.m. [ESPN]

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Mid-American Conference Since its inception in 1946, the MidAmerican Conference has progressively grown and developed into one of the most aggressive Division I conferences in the country. One of only 11 football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conferences, the MAC named Dr. Jon Steinbrecher as its eighth commissioner in the 63-year history of the league this past March. Steinbrecher came to the MAC after serving for six years as the commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference. The league has grown its commitment to championships by expanding to six its number of neutral site post season events – football (Detroit’s Ford Field), volleyball (Toledo’s SeaGate Centre), men’s and women’s basketball (Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena), softball (Akron’s Firestone Stadium) and most recently baseball (Chillicothe’s VA Memorial Stadium). The MAC tied a league record in 2008 with five schools participating in bowl games – Buffalo (International); Ball State (GMAC); Central Michigan (Motor City); Western Michigan (Texas); and Northern Illinois (Independence Bowl). The 2008 season also saw the first MAC football team ranked in the Top 25 since 2003. Ball State was ranked as high as 12th in the BCS Standings, 12th in the AP and 13th in the USA Today Poll. The Cardinals were ranked in all three polls for 10 straight weeks. MAC football teams won a league record four games versus opponents from the Big Ten. Toledo became the first MAC team to ever beat Michigan in Ann Arbor; Ball State won its first-ever game against a Big Ten foe when the Cardinals beat Indiana; Central Michigan also defeated Indiana; and Western Michigan beat Illinois in a game played at Ford Field. In its partnership with ESPN, the MAC signed an eight-year rights agreement through the 2016-2017 academic year for football, as well as men’s and women’s basketball. The 112

deal will be the most extensive in the 63-year history of the conference. The new deal calls for a minimum of 25 events annually to be produced and aired on an ESPN platform including the men’s and women’s basketball championships, a regular-season MAC presence on ESPN, the Marathon MAC Football Championship and a minimum of 11 regular-season football games. Women’s athletics shined for the MAC this past year. For the first time in the history of the conference the MAC sent three teams to the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament (Miami, Ohio and Western Michigan). Western Michigan became only the third team to make it to the Sweet Sixteen (Ohio 2005 and Western Michigan 1983). In women’s basketball MAC Tournament Champion Ball State upset perennial national power Tennessee in the first round of the NCAA tournament handing the Lady Vols their first ever loss in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. The victory was named “Pontiac Game Changing Performance” of the 2009 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, while first year head coach Kelly Packard was named Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year by the WBCA. Akron continued its dominance of MAC men’s soccer with its 11 regularseason championship to go along with its sixth MAC Tournament title – both league records. The Zips were ranked as high as No. 2 during the season and reached the Sweet Sixteen of

the NCAA Tournament before falling to Northwestern, 1-0. Steve Zakuani, who helped guide the University of Akron men’s soccer program to a record-setting campaign in 2008, was the first overall pick of the 2009 Major League Soccer Super Draft. Zakuani earned 2008 MAC Men’s Soccer Player of the Year honors and was a finalist for the Hermann Trophy, which goes to the best men’s soccer player in the country. The conference now has national leadership positions on the following NCAA committees: Warde Manual, Buffalo (Academic Cabinet); Susan Lipnickey, Miami (Leadership Council and Infractions Appeals); Derrick Gragg, Eastern Michigan (Legislative Council); Dr. John Peters, Northern Illinois (Board of Directors); Tom Collins, Ball State (Amateurism Cabinet); Kelly Andrews, Toledo (Awards, benefits, Expenses & Financial Aid Cabinet); Stephannnie Harvey-Vandenburg, Eastern Michigan (Recruiting & Athletic Personal Issues Cabinet); Brad Bates, Miami (Academic Performance); Eileen Jennings, Central Michigan (Infractions); Ted McKown, Kent State (International Students Records); Jim Klein, Toledo (Legislative Review & Interpretations); Karin Lee, Ball State (Minority Opportunities and Interest); Melody Reifel Werner, Eastern Michigan (Research); Catharine Marsszeky, Kent State (Student-Athlete Advisory); Lee Merserve, Bowling Green (Walter Byers Scholarship). The MAC also has representation

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Mid-American Conference on Division I Sport Committees and related governing groups: Cathy O’Donnell, Kent State (Field Hockey); Dave Heeke, Central Michigan (Football Issues); Marling “Newt” Engle, Akron (Rifle); Karin Lee, Ball State (Tennis); Rich Ceronie (Track & Field); Laing Kennedy, Kent State (Men’s Basketball); Charlie Coles, Miami (Men’s Basketball Issues); Jim Schaus, Ohio and Reggie Witherspoon, Buffalo (Men’s Basketball Rules); Steven Cady, Miami (Men’s Ice Hockey); Mary Lu Gribschaw, Akron (Men’s Soccer); Greg Christopher, Bowling Green (Women’s Basketball); Anucha BrownSanders, Buffalo and Donyale Canada, MAC (Women’s Basketball Issues); Curt Miller, Bowling Green (Women’s Basketball Rules); Jerry Reighard, Central Michigan (Gymnastics); Matt Wolfert, Ball State (Women’s Soccer); Dee Abrahamson, Northern Illinois (Women’s Softball Rules); Derek van der Merwe, Central Michigan (Wrestling). From two-time Super Bowl quarterback winning Ben Roethlisberger (Miami University), NFL Defensive MVP James Harrison (Kent State University), British Open winner Ben Curtis (Kent State University), World Series winning manager Bob Brenly (Ohio University) and Olympic bobsled team member Brock Kreitzburgh (University of Toledo), the Mid-American Conference continues to excel in producing leaders in the world of athletics.

History of the MAC Based in Cleveland since July 1999 following a 15-year stay in Toledo, Ohio, the MAC has established historic measurements in both football and men’s and women’s basketball since moving to Northeast Ohio. The Mid-American Conference was founded as a five-school league on February 24, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio with Ohio, Butler, Cincinnati, Wayne State and Western Reserve admitted as charter members. The Mid-American Conference has 12 full-time schools and a 13th, Temple, for football only. Comprising the East Division is the University of Akron (joined in 1992), Bowling Green State University (1952), University at Buffalo (1998), Kent State University (1951), Miami University (1947), Ohio University (1946) and Temple University (2007). The West Division members are Ball State University (1973), Central Michigan University (1971), Eastern Michigan University (1971), Northern Illinois University (1975-86, 1997), University of Toledo (1950) and Western Michigan University (1947). In 1946 men’s basketball was the first competitive sport in the MAC, which now sponsors a total 23 sports. Women’s sports were brought into the conference’s structure in 1980. For men, championships (11) are sponsored in football, basketball, baseball, cross country, soccer, swimming and diving, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, wrestling, golf and tennis. For women, championships (12) are sponsored in basketball, softball, volleyball, cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, gymnastics, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and tennis.

Previous MAC Bowl Games California Bowl 1981: Toledo -- San José State -- 1982: Fresno State -- Bowling Green -- 1983: Northern Illinois -- Cal State Fullerton -- 1984: Nevada-Las Vegas -- Toledo -- 1985: Fresno State -- Bowling Green -- 1986: San Jose State -- Miami -- 1987: Eastern Michigan -- San José State -- 1988: Fresno State -- Western Michigan -- 1989: Fresno State -- Ball State -- 1990: San José State -- Central Michigan -- 1991: Bowling Green -- Fresno State -- 1992: Bowling Green -- Nevada-Reno -- 1993: Utah State -- Ball State -- 1994: Nevada-Las Vegas -- Central Michigan -- 1995: Toledo -- Nevada -- 1996: Nevada -- Ball State -- M otor City Bowl 1997: Mississippi -- Marshall -- 1998: Louisville -- Marshall -- 1999: Marshall -- Brigham Young -- 2000: Marshall -- Cincinnati -- 2001: Toledo -- Cincinnati -- 2002: Boston College -- Toledo -- 2003: Bowling Green -- Northwestern -- 2004: Connecticut -- Toledo -- 2005: Memphis -- Akron -- 2006 Central Michigan -- Middle Tennessee St. -- 2007 Purdue -- Central Michigan -- 2008 Florida Atlantic -- Central Michigan -- GMAC Bowl 2001: Marshall -- East Carolina -- 2002: Marshall -- Louisville -- 2003: Miami -- Louisville -- 2004: Bowling Green -- Memphis -- 2005: Toledo -- UTEP -- 2006: Southern Mississippi -- Ohio -- 2007: Tulsa -- Bowling Green -- 2008: Tulsa -- Ball State -- International Bowl 2006: Cincinnati -- Western Michigan -- 2007: Rutgers -- Ball State -- 2008: Connecticut -- Buffalo -- Poinsettia Bowl 2006: TCU -- Northern Illinois -- Silicon Valley Football Classic 2004: Northern Illinois -- Troy -- Fort Worth Bowl 2004: Cincinnati -- Marshall -- Independence Bowl 2004: Iowa State -- Miami -- 2008: Louisiana Tech -- Northern Illinois -- Texas Bowl 2008: Rice -- Western Michigan --

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West Division Ball State Western Michigan Central Michigan Northern Illinois Eastern Michigan Toledo East Division Buffalo Bowling Green Temple Akron Kent State Ohio Miami

Conference Overall W L 8 0 6 2 6 2 5 3 2 6 2 6

Pct 1.000 .750 .750 .625 .250 .250

Pts Opp 303 136 219 187 253 235 220 154 210 317 170 236

W L 12 2 9 4 8 5 6 7 3 9 3 9

Pct .857 .692 .615 .462 .250 .250

Pts Opp 489 287 372 324 384 393 314 234 309 427 269 377

W L 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 5 3 5 1 7

Pct .625 .500 .500 .375 .375 .375 .125

Pts Opp 256 223 236 183 207 180 264 289 229 264 196 233 144 270

W L 8 6 6 6 5 7 5 7 4 8 4 8 2 10

Pct .571 .500 .417 .417 .333 .333 .167

Pts Opp 424 395 332 278 281 277 360 375 308 380 289 327 221 392

Total Offense Ball State Central Michigan Eastern Michigan Western Michigan Kent State Akron Buffalo. Ohio Bowling Green Northern Illinois Toledo Miami Temple Rushing Offense Kent State Ball State Northern Illinois Akron Eastern Michigan Toledo Bowling Green Central Michigan Buffalo Ohio Western Michigan Miami Temple

G Rush 14 2583 13 1738 12 1778 13 1519 12 2767 12 1982 14 1858 12 1542 12 1608 13 2226 12 1755 12 1297 12 1142

Pass Offense Western Michigan Central Michigan Eastern Michigan Ball State Buffalo Ohio Akron Bowling Green Miami Temple Toledo Kent State Northern Illinois

G 13 13 12 14 14 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13

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G 12 14 13 12 12 12 12 13 14 12 13 12 12 Att 535 480 499 405 472 386 404 411 461 339 381 300 312

Pass 3612 3767 3232 3831 2036 2778 3326 2795 2709 2130 2254 2615 2435

Plays 925 964 917 893 827 839 958 778 818 813 756 837 752

Att 527 520 501 435 418 375 407 484 486 392 358 376 413

Cmp 346 317 308 261 306 228 232 274 265 187 229 165 176

Yards 6195 5505 5010 5350 4803 4760 5184 4337 4317 4356 4009 3912 3577

Yds 2767 2583 2226 1982 1778 1755 1608 1738 1858 1542 1519 1297 1142

Int 10 8 13 8 6 14 14 9 12 13 8 11 12

Pct 64.7 66.0 61.7 64.4 64.8 59.1 57.4 66.7 57.5 55.2 60.1 55.0 56.4

Avg. 6.7 5.7 5.5 6.0 5.8 5.7 5.4 5.6 5.3 5.4 5.3 4.7 4.8

Avg 5.3 5.0 4.4 4.6 4.3 4.7 4.0 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.2 3.4 2.8 Yds 3831 3767 3232 3612 3326 2795 2778 2709 2615 2435 2254 2036 2130

TD 59 47 40 47 41 43 52 30 43 35 31 20 34

Td 27 32 22 23 23 18 19 19 27 9 10 10 12 Avg 7.2 7.8 6.5 8.9 7.0 7.2 6.9 6.6 5.7 7.2 5.9 6.8 6.8

Yds/G 442.5 423.5 417.5 411.5 400.2 396.7 370.3 361.4 359.8 335.1 334.1 326.0 298.1 Yds/G 230.6 184.5 171.2 165.2 148.2 146.2 134.0 133.7 132.7 128.5 116.8 108.1 95.2

Td 37 28 17 27 25 21 20 24 10 22 13 14 13

Yds/G 294.7 289.8 269.3 258.0 237.6 232.9 231.5 225.8 217.9 202.9 187.8 169.7 163.8

Total Defense Northern Illinois Bowling Green Ohio Ball State Toledo Temple Kent State Western Michigan Miami Akron Buffalo Eastern Michigan Central Michigan Rushing Defense Central Michigan Northern Illinois Western Michigan Ohio Bowling Green Ball State Temple Buffalo Toledo Kent State Akron Eastern Michigan Miami

G Rush 13 1786 12 1951 12 1891 14 2282 12 2140 12 1991 12 2144 13 1826 12 2500 12 2246 14 2422 12 2356 13 1775

Pass Defense Northern Illinois Bowling Green Miami Ohio Toledo Ball State Akron Eastern Michigan Kent State Temple Buffalo Western Michigan Central Michigan

G 13 12 12 12 12 14 12 12 12 12 14 13 13

G 13 13 13 12 12 14 12 14 12 12 12 12 12 Att 338 354 297 356 347 454 356 298 334 410 465 449 475

Pass Plays 2094 775 2170 816 2292 819 2873 951 2437 829 2665 899 2598 807 3313 926 2246 756 2525 860 3293 961 2547 748 3734 903

Yards Avg. TD Yds/G 3880 5.0 26 298.5 4121 5.1 35 343.4 4183 5.1 38 348.6 5155 5.4 33 368.2 4577 5.5 46 381.4 4656 5.2 34 388.0 4742 5.9 46 395.2 5139 5.5 40 395.3 4746 6.3 50 395.5 4771 5.5 46 397.6 5715 5.9 49 408.2 4903 6.6 55 408.6 5509 6.1 49 423.8

Att Yds Avg 428 1775 4.1 437 1786 4.1 477 1826 3.8 463 1891 4.1 462 1951 4.2 497 2282 4.6 489 1991 4.1 496 2422 4.9 482 2140 4.4 473 2144 4.5 504 2246 4.5 450 2356 5.2 459 2500 5.4

Cmp 208 206 185 212 227 260 226 178 211 247 306 257 299

Int 6 15 6 12 10 16 9 8 10 11 8 13 8

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Pct 61.5 58.2 62.3 59.6 65.4 57.3 63.5 59.7 63.2 60.2 65.8 57.2 62.9

Td 24 13 19 22 22 16 20 31 22 31 20 28 29

Yds Avg 2094 6.2 2170 6.1 2246 7.6 2292 6.4 2437 7.0 2873 6.3 2525 7.1 2547 8.5 2598 7.8 2665 6.5 3293 7.1 3313 7.4 3734 7.9

Yds/G 136.5 137.4 140.5 157.6 162.6 163.0 165.9 173.0 178.3 178.7 187.2 196.3 208.3 Td 13 13 21 16 24 17 26 27 15 14 18 21 25

Yds/G 161.1 180.8 187.2 191.0 203.1 205.2 210.4 212.2 216.5 222.1 235.2 254.8 287.2


2008 Statistical Leaders Rushing LEWIS, MiQuale EDELMAN, Julian STARKS, James KENNEDY, Dennis JARVIS, Eugene WEST, Brandon WILLIAMS,Morgan COLLINS,DaJuane MERRIWEATHER, T. HARNISH, Chand. Pass. Avg./Game HILLER, Tim DAVIS, Nate LeFEVOUR, Dan SCHMITT, Andy WILLY, Drew JACQUEMAIN, C. SHEEHAN, Tyler DiMICHELE, Adam JACKSON, Boo OPELT, Aaron Total Offense LeFEVOUR, Dan HILLER, Tim DAVIS, Nate EDELMAN, Julian SCHMITT, Andy SHEEHAN, Tyler JACQUEMAIN, C. WILLY, Drew JACKSON, Boo DiMICHELE, Adam Receptions/Gm. SIMMONS, J. ROOSEVELT, Naam STONE, Jacory BROWN, Antonio MOORE, Nick JONES, Tyler WILLIAMS, S. BOWSER, Deryn ANDERSON, Bryan JULIEN, S. Rec. Yds./Gm ROOSEVELT, Naam SIMMONS, J. STONE, Jacory BROWN, Antonio ANDERSON, Bryan BOWSER, Deryn WILLIAMS, S. MOORE, Nick JONES, Tyler JONES, Andre Punting RICHARDSON, J. MILLER, Chris ARMER, Ben IOVINELLI, Nick WATHNE, Jeff HARTMANN, Brett RINEHART, Matt DITTBENNER, A. FARDON, Peter CLAUS, Bill

Team BSU KSU UB UA KSU WMU UT UT MIA NIU

G 14 12 12 12 9 12 12 10 10 10

Team G WMU 13 BSU 14 CMU 11 EMU 11 UB 14 UA 12 BG 12 TU 9 OU 12 UT 12 Team CMU WMU BSU KSU EMU BG UA UB OU TU

Att 322 215 272 239 165 204 169 127 140 118

Att 522 401 376 417 468 399 400 231 306 376

Yds 1736 1370 1333 1321 801 1026 1010 700 547 539

Avg 5.4 6.4 4.9 5.5 4.9 5.0 6.0 5.5 3.9 4.6

Cmp Int Pct 339 10 64.9 258 8 64.3 251 6 66.8 261 8 62.6 304 6 65.0 231 14 57.9 267 9 66.8 134 6 58.0 185 12 60.5 225 7 59.8

TD Yds/G 22 124.0 13 114.2 16 111.1 17 110.1 9 89.0 8 85.5 6 84.2 5 70.0 4 54.7 4 53.9

Yds 3725 3591 2784 2644 3304 2748 2610 1911 2355 2176

Td Avg/G 36 286.5 26 256.5 21 253.1 15 240.4 25 236.0 20 229.0 20 217.5 18 212.3 19 196.2 12 181.3

G Rush Pass Plays Total 11 592 2784 544 3376 13 2 3725 560 3727 14 312 3591 467 3903 12 1370 1820 490 3190 11 171 2644 474 2815 12 237 2610 505 2847 12 46 2748 454 2794 14 -115 3304 533 3189 12 333 2355 406 2688 9 91 1911 292 2002

Yds/G 306.9 286.7 278.8 265.8 255.9 237.2 232.8 227.8 224.0 222.4

Team WMU UB EMU CMU UT EMU UT UA CMU WMU

G 13 14 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12

Rec 104 104 88 93 78 75 71 64 63 59

Yds 1276 1402 943 998 779 760 781 785 865 712

TD Avg/C Rec/G 7 12.3 8.00 13 13.5 7.43 3 10.7 7.33 7 10.7 7.15 1 10.0 6.50 6 10.1 6.25 8 11.0 5.92 4 12.3 5.33 6 13.7 5.25 6 12.1 4.92

Team UB WMU EMU CMU CMU UA UT UT EMU UA

G Rec 14 104 13 104 12 88 13 93 12 63 12 64 12 71 12 78 12 75 11 47

Yds 1402 1276 943 998 865 785 781 779 760 678

Td Avg/C Yds/G 13 13.5 100.1 7 12.3 98.2 3 10.7 78.6 7 10.7 76.8 6 13.7 72.1 4 12.3 65.4 8 11.0 65.1 1 10.0 64.9 6 10.1 63.3 7 14.4 61.6

Team MIA BSU WMU BG TU CMU KSU NIU UB UT

G 12 14 13 12 12 13 12 13 14 12

Punts 52 45 50 47 65 51 45 41 65 49

Yds 2360 1956 2032 1900 2623 2040 1799 1605 2540 1902

Avg 45.4 43.5 40.6 40.4 40.4 40.0 40.0 39.1 39.1 38.8

Punt Return BROWN, Antonio HILL, B.J. GREEN, Delano HARRIS, Eugene PARTRIDGE, C. JULIEN, S. Kickoff Return Avg. SHELTON, Travis WILLIAMS, Bryan FLINTALL, L.J. GARRETT, Chris WOODS, Dustin LEWIS, Kenny WINCHESTER, A. WEST, Brandon WELCH, Corey BAYES, Shawn

Team CMU BSU TU MIA BG WMU

G Ret 13 20 14 18 12 20 12 20 12 19 12 21

Yds 410 229 219 183 172 130

Td 1 0 0 2 0 0

Avg 20.5 12.7 10.9 9.1 9.1 6.2

Team TU UA OU OU MIA BG WMU WMU EMU KSU

G Ret 11 23 12 21 9 13 11 23 11 17 12 23 13 19 12 28 12 26 12 31

Yds Td 720 1 609 0 368 1 618 1 436 0 561 0 446 0 637 0 562 0 668 0

Avg 31.3 29.0 28.3 26.9 25.6 24.4 23.5 22.8 21.6 21.5

Tackles BELLORE, Nick BURRELL, Derek DONALD, Archie HUDSON, Joey WINTERS, Justin HOLTZCLAW, D. LAINHART, Brian MULLINS, C. KELLER, Noah SHANNON, Davont DELMAS, Louis NEWTON, Mike MAHONE, P.J. JOSEPH, Alex CHURCH, Barry RENFRO, Lee HANELINE, John WYATT, Jacob JARRETT, Jaiqua MIXON, Cobrani GRANT, Kevin SEAY, Bobby BROWN, Jahmal KNIPP, Alex THOMAS, Mike BAKER, Sean HAINES, Bryant PRITCHARD, A.

Team CMU KSU UT MIA UB EMU KSU MIA OU UB WMU UB BG TU UT OU BG EMU TU KSU UA CMU BG BSU UA BSU BSU WMU

G Pos So Asst 13 LB 73 75 12 50 69 12 59 60 12 LB 63 46 14 LB 59 67 12 LB 49 58 12 48 58 12 LB 59 46 12 49 55 14 DB 70 51 13 62 48 14 DB 69 43 12 53 42 11 46 41 12 57 36 11 38 45 12 42 46 12 DB 59 29 12 53 35 10 37 36 12 50 35 13 DB 53 37 12 47 36 14 SS 58 38 12 48 33 14 SS 46 48 13 42 44 13 47 39

Tackles for Loss ZOMBO, Frank ENGLISH, Larry BRIGGS, Diyral PRITCHARD, A. JONES, Davyd OHRMAN, Brad BRASKA, Justin FRIST, Sam CIELENSKI, Cody BICE, Brandon Fumbles Recovered COOK, Domonic JENKINS, Jermaine KNIGHTON, Terra JARRETT, Jaiqua GRAHAM, Miguel VEASLEY-PETTIS COFFMAN, Jake LEWIS, Kenny MIRANDO, A. GRANT, Kevin

Team CMU NIU BG WMU BSU EMU WMU KSU WMU NIU

G Pos So Asst Yds Tot Avg/G 13 DE 10 11 56 15.5 1.19 13 13 3 73 14.5 1.12 12 12 3 71 13.5 1.12 13 11 3 38 12.5 0.96 14 MLB 8 8 33 12.0 0.86 12 DL 11 0 60 11.0 0.92 13 7 7 55 10.5 0.81 12 9 3 4 10.5 0.88 10 6 8 40 10.0 1.00 13 8 4 43 10.0 0.77 Team UB EMU TU TU UA UT NIU BG KSU UA

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G Num 14 4 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3 11 2 11 2 12 2 12 2 12 2

Avg/G 0.29 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.18 0.18 0.17 0.17 0.17

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Buffalo Central Michigan Central Michigan Akron Toledo Miami Marshall Toledo Marshall Marshall Marshall Marshall Ball State Toledo Central Michigan Ball State

Total Offense Passing Offense Punt Returns Turnover Margin Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Total Defense Rushing Defense Passing Defense Passing Defense Total Offense Rushing Offense Scoring Offense Passing Offense

1992 - 1991 - 1990 - 1989 - 1988 - 1987 - 1986 - 1985 - 1984 - 1983 - 1982 - 1981 - 1980 - 1979 - 1978 - 1977 -

Bowling Green Bowling Green CMU and Toledo Ball State Western Michigan Eastern Michigan Miami Bowling Green Toledo Northern Illinois Bowling Green Toledo Central Michigan Central Michigan Ball State Miami

EMU Team Statistical Leaders 1995 449.1 Yards Per Game 1995 302.1 Yards Per Game 1995 20.8 Yards Per Return 1993 0.82 TO Per Game 1993 23.5 Yards Per Return 1991 9.6 Yards Per Return 1991 21.3 Yards Per Return 1989 274.0 Yards Per Game 1989 118.2 Yards Per Game 1989 155.8 Yards Per Game 1988 139.5 Yards Per Game 1987 359.2 Yards Per Game 1987 226.3 Yards Per Game 1987 28.5 Points Per Game 1979 162.2 Yards Per Game

Place No. of Teams T-5th-West 13 4th-West 13 6th-West 12 6th -West 12 4th-West 14 6th-West 14 7th-West 14 6th-West 13 T-3rd-West 13 4th-West 13 4th-West 12 4th-West 12 T 6th 10 5th 10 7th 10 T 7th 10

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Year 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976

School CMU Ohio Marshall Bowling Green Toledo Kent MU; NIU Northern Illinois WMU Ball State Bowling Green

Place T 9th 7th T 7th T 2nd 2nd 1st T 5th T 6th 10th 10th 9th 10th 10th 9th 10th T 4th 9th

Ball State Miami Miami Miami Kent Toledo Toledo Toledo Ohio Toledo Ohio Miami Western Michigan Bowling Green Miami Bowling Green

No. of Teams 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

Tackles for Loss Tackles Field Goals/Game Field Goal Percentage Tackles Field Goal Percentage Tackles Punting Reception per game Receiving Yards Tackles for Loss Receptions per Game Tackles Fumbles Forced Sacks Tackles for Loss Passing Average Total Offense Pass Breakups/Int.+PD Field Goals/Game Tackles for Loss Punt Returns Total Offense Passing Efficiency Pass Receiving Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Tackles for Loss Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Punt Returns Interceptions Kickoff Returns Passing Punt Returns All-Purpose Yards Punting Total Offense Punt Returns Tackles for Loss

Coaches with 41+ Wins at a MAC School

Years 1978-1993 1958-77 1997-2004 1955-64 1991-2000 1951-63 1969-73; 80-83 1997-2007 1987-96 1985-94 1991-2000

1963 - 1962 - 1961 - 1960 - 1959 - 1958 - 1957 - 1956 - 1955 - 1954 - 1953 - 1952 - 1951 - 1950 - 1949 - 1948 - 1947 -

Ohio Bowling Green Bowling Green Ohio Bowling Green Miami Miami Bowling Green Miami Miami Ohio Cincinnati Cincinnati Miami Cincinnati Miami Cincinnati

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EMU in MAC Competition Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993

1976 - 1975 - 1974 - 1973 - 1972 - 1971 - 1970 - 1969 - 1968 - 1967 - 1966 - 1965 - 1964 -

Wins 110 108 79 77 73 66 64 63 62 60 60

Coach Randy Walker Bill Doolittle Denny Stolz Don Nehlen Dan Simrell Frank Lauterbur Terry Hoeppner Gary Darnell John Pont Carroll Widdoes Jim Harkema

Jason Jones Daniel Holtzclaw Andrew Wellock Andrew Wellock Kevin Harrison Andrew Wellock David Lusky David Rysko Kevin Walter Kevin Walter Kenny Philpot Kenny Christian Donald McCall James Willingham Troy Campbell Troy Campbell Charlie Batch Charlie Batch Terry Reed Justin Ventura Avery Brown Keijuan Douglas Charlie Batch Charlie Batch Steve Clay Steve Clay Steve Clay Steve Clay Craig Thompson Mickey McBride Ronald Rice Craig Thompson Craig Thompson Bob Navarro Paul Powell Ron Adams Marcus Mathews Gary Patton Rick Hanschu Scott Davis Buster Johnson Tom Williams

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Years 1990-98 1964-74 1977-85 1968-76 1982-89 1963-70 1999-2004 1997-2004 1956-62 1949-57 1983-92

1.62 AVG 9.5 AVG 1.91 AVG 91.3 % 146 82.4 % 153 41.6 AVG 7.75 RPG 114.0 YPG 3.18 TPG 7.80 RPG 14.0 TPG 4 8 16 209.2 YPG 308.2 YPG 17 1.10 AVG 26-for-91 YDS 15.3 AVG 293.5 YPG 129.73 Eff. 5.7 CPG 28.2 YPR 19.9 YPR 30.7 YPR 12.9 AVG 1.91 TPG 29.0 AVG 11.4 AVG 24.4 AVG 1.09 IPG 24.6 AVG 129.7 YPG 12.1 AVG 164.8 YPG 43.6 AVG 186.4 YPG 12.0 AVG 2.00 TPG

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Eastern Michigan University is located in historic Ypsilanti, seven miles east of Ann Arbor, 40 miles west of Detroit and just 20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. It is an area rich in academic, research, technological and recreational resources. The University also has sites in Livonia, Jackson, Traverse City, Flint, Detroit and Monroe. EMU’s 800 plus-acre main campus of scenic flora and wooded areas includes 18 miles of walkways and jogging trails and has 122 buildings throughout the academic and athletic campuses. Eagle Crest – Eastern Michigan’s conference center, golf course and resort – is located on the banks of nearby Ford Lake. Recently named “A Cool City,” by Michigan’s Governor Jennifer Granholm, Ypsilanti plays a leading role in industry and education. The city and the University have forged close ties that have lasted 160 years.

What Makes Us Unique

In 1849, with the passage of Act No. 138, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan formally paved the way for the establishment of Michigan State Normal School, with the exclusive purposes of instructing persons in the art of teaching; providing a good common school education; and giving instruction in the mechanic arts, husbandry, agricultural chemistry and the laws of the United States. Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves nearly 22,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan’s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education.

Enrollment Profile

With nearly 22,000 students, EMU provides a rich learning environment for the university community. The University currently has approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students. Our students represent 45 states and 93 foreign countries. Of undergraduate students, 69 percent are full time and 60 percent are women. The most popular majors are education, business, social sciences and history, science and engineering, English, and the health professions. EMU’s population is approximately 70 percent white; 16 percent black; 3 percent international; 6 percent undeclared; 2.5 percent Asian-American; 2 percent Hispanic and 0.5 percent Native-American. Eastern Michigan offers a number of special academic programs to help students succeed. These include the Honors College; the Holman Learning Center; distance learning; accelerated format programs; online, weekend and evening programs and courses; American Humanics certification; the World College Study Abroad Tours; a specialized master’s degree program for corporations offered on site; a double master’s degree; online technologies for education and training through the Centers for Corporate Training; and EMU Worldwide. With more than 200 academic and social organizations, an extensive intramural sports program, 21 NCAA Division I-A sports and numerous cultural activities from which to choose, EMU students have diverse opportunities to become involved in campus life. Students’ on-campus housing choices range from traditional dormitory-style rooms to apartments and include living/learning center options.

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Faculty/Staff

Eastern Michigan University employs 689 full-time faculty and 1,100 staff members. Ninety-four percent of EMU professors have doctoral degrees or terminal degrees in their field. The student to faculty ratio is 19:1. Faculty work closely with students, and many involve students in their research. In 2009, the University celebrated its 29th annual Undergraduate Symposium; a benchmark program for undergraduate research.

Community Outreach

EMU’s Economic Impact

Since its founding in 1849, Eastern Michigan has provided quality services to the residents of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, the State of Michigan and other states and nations. EMU’s total impact on the Michigan economy of an estimated $3 billion annually reflects a return of more than $30 for each dollar received from the state. The University’s total impact on the Michigan economy results in a contribution of $115 million in state tax revenue. Thus, EMU’s impact on state government tax revenue is $1.25 in taxes for each dollar received from the state.

Eastern Michigan is making an impact nationally by channeling its academic research as a means of solving real-world problems. EMU currently has 14 research institutes and centers that focus on community building and civic engagement, quality, community and regional development, small business development, geospatial education, textiles, export assistance and product development. EMU is well known for merging theory and practice for the benefit of the community. Applied research leads to new knowledge, new jobs and new business. Annually, the university receives about $15 million in revenues for sponsored research and community service activities.

The Alumni Association

Representing more than 142,000 alumni and friends, the Alumni Association sponsors social and service-related programs for more than 20 geographically-based and special-interest alumni chapters.

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Eastern Michigan University is committed to excellence in teaching through traditional and innovative approaches, the extension of knowledge through basic and applied research, and creative and artistic expression. Building on a proud tradition of national leadership in the preparation of teachers, we maximize educational opportunities and personal and professional growth for students from diverse backgrounds through an array of baccalaureate, master’s and doc-

Timeline March 28, 1849: State Legislature passed Act No. 138 entitled “An Act to Establish a State Normal School.” Oct. 5, 1852: Official dedication of Michigan State Normal School. March 29, 1853: Michigan State Normal School opens, offering two programs of study, a “classical course” and an “English course.” 1854: Michigan State Normal School holds first commencement, with three graduates. Sept. 1881: The student newspaper, The Normal News, is founded as a monthly. 1890: MSNS is the first Michigan institution to establish a department of geography.

toral programs. We strive to provide a student-focused learning environment that enhances the lives of students and positively impacts the community. We extend our commitment beyond the campus boundaries to the wider community through service initiatives, and public and private partnerships of mutual interest addressing local, regional, national and international opportunities and challenges.

Sept. 15, 1897: The student newspaper is renamed The Normal College News, published twice a month.

Our History

1897: MSNS is the first U.S. teacher’s college to become a four-year institution.

When the state of Michigan was just 12 years old, Michigan State Normal School was designated by the state legislature as the first institution to educate teachers to serve the public schools. The University thus began, somewhat humbly, as the sixth teacher education institution in the nation. A campus that today comprises more than 800 acres was once a four-acre plot with one building and two programs of study – a classical course and an English Course. The school’s name has changed several times ­– to Michigan State Normal College in 1899; to Eastern Michigan College in 1956; and finally to Eastern Michigan University in 1959. During its first 100 years, the institution certified thousands of teachers and developed the broad-based curricula that ultimately prepared it for university status. Within that new university, three colleges emerged: Education, Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School. The University has since expanded three more times; adding the College of Business in 1964, the College of Health and Human Services in 1975 and the College of Technology in 1980. More recently Eastern Michigan has developed Extended Programs that include Continuing Education, the Centers for Corporate Training, the World College and numerous community-focused institutes. The University has enhanced its learning environment through structural initiatives during the past several years. Recent construction includes the Terrestrial and Aquatic Research Facility (1998), the Convocation Center (1998), the Bruce T. Halle Library (1998), the John W. Porter College of Education Building (1999), the Everett L. Marshall College of Health and Human Services Building (2000), the Village residence hall (2001), University House (2003) and the Student Center (2006).

The City of Ypsilanti

Fast Facts

Founded: 1849 - Michigan State Normal School Enrollment: Fifth-largest state institution in Michigan Undergraduates: 17,808 Graduates: 4,830 Gender: Undergraduates: 59% female; 41% male Graduates: 65% female; 35% male Michigan residents: 88 percent President: Susan Martin Board of Regents: Eight-member board, appointed by governor Faculty: 689 full time Faculty holding Ph.D.: 93 percent Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1 New Freshmen Average GPA: 3.1 New Freshmen Average ACT: 21 New Freshmen Average SAT: 1014 Academic programs: 423 majors, minors and concentrations, plus 167 graduate degrees and certificate programs Doctoral programs: 2 - Educational Leadership; Clinical Psychology Campus Buildings: 122 Campus Size: 880 acres Athletic Affiliation: NCAA Division FBS (1-A) NCAA Conference: Mid-American Conference Mascot: Eagles Colors: Green and White 2009-10 Tuition and Fees* In-state and Ohio, 30 credit hours: Out-of-State, 30 credit hours: Room and Board, 18 meals weekly: *subject to change

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Ypsilanti is a city in Washtenaw County with a population of 22,362. Originally a trading post established in 1809 by Gabriel Godfroy, a FrenchCanadian fur trader from Montreal, a permanent settlement was established on the east side of the Huron River in 1823 by Major Thomas Woodruff. It was incorporated into the Territory of Michigan as the village Woodruff’s Grove. A separate community a short distance away on the west side of the river was established in 1825 under the name “Ypsilanti”, after Demetrius Ypsilanti, a hero in the Greek War of Independence. Woodruff’s Grove changed its name to Ypsilanti in 1829, and the two communities eventually merged. Henry Ford and the automotive industry came to Ypsilanti in the 1930s and beautiful Ford Lake was created to generate hydroelectric power for the manufacturing plants. During World War II, Ypsilanti became home to the Willow Run Bomber Plant, a factory that would employ 100,000 workers.

Oct. 22, 1896: Theodore Roosevelt visits Michigan State Normal School.

April 28, 1899: Michigan State Normal School is renamed Michigan State Normal College. 1900: Student athletes unofficially adopt the nickname Normalites. Athletes could wear either a “Y” for Ypsilanti or an “N” for Normal. 1915: MSNC is the first U.S. teacher’s college to establish training for teachers of the disabled. Oct. 24, 1929: Athletic teams are named the Hurons. July 1, 1956: Michigan State Normal College becomes Eastern Michigan College. July 6, 1956: The student newspaper is renamed The Eastern Echo, a weekly publication. June 1, 1959: Eastern Michigan College is renamed Eastern Michigan University. 1959: The College of Education is established. 1959: The College of Arts and Sciences is established. Oct. 13, 1960: Senator John F. Kennedy visits Eastern Michigan University 1964: The College of Business is established. 1975: The College of Health and Human Services is established. 1980: The College of Technology is established. 1990: Eastern Michigan University begins the first phase of a $213-million investment in campus renovations. Jan. 30, 1991: The Board of Regents approve changing the Huron name and logo. May 22, 1991: Board of Regents approve new EMU logo and nickname - the Eagles. Sept. 9, 1994: The mascot “Swoop” is officially adopted. Nov. 28, 1995: Groundbreaking for the Bruce T. Halle Library is held. Oct. 30, 1996: President Bill Clinton visits EMU to present a speech on women in the business community. Sept. 20, 1997: A “beaming ceremony” is hosted to celebrate construction of the new Convocation Center. June 1, 1998: The official opening of the $41-million Bruce T. Halle Library is held. Oct. 9, 1998: Official dedication of the Bruce T. Halle Library takes place. Jan. 1, 1999: Eastern Michigan University begins a year-long celebration of its sesquicentennial. May 2000: President Bill Clinton delivers the commencement address at Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center. Sept. 21, 2004: A ground breaking Ceremony is held for the New $37.5-million EMU Student Center. May 14, 2008: Dr. Susan Martin is appointed the 22nd president of EMU by a unanimous vote of the EMU Board of Regents. July 7, 2008: Dr. Susan Martin begins her role as EMU President.

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Eastern Michigan University Facilities

Our 803-acre campus of scenic flora and wooded areas includes 18 miles of walkways and jogging trails, and has 128 buildings, the Lake House and Rynearson Stadium located on the south side of Huron River. Eagle Crest – our conference center, golf course and resort – is located on the banks of nearby Ford Lake. Most recent additions include the Terrestrial and Aquatic Research Facility (1998); the Convocation Center (1998); the Bruce T. Halle Library (1998); the John W. Porter Building, housing the College of Education (1999); the environmentally sustainable Everett L. Marshall Building, housing the College of Health and Human Services (2000); the renovation of Boone Hall (2000), housing our Extended Programs offices; and The Village (2001), a spacious, apartment-style residence facility. There are currently 13 residence halls and three apartment complexes with 583 units housing more than 4,000 students. The EMU Student Center also opened in November of 2006.

Pray-Harrold College of Arts and Science

Everett L. Marshall College of Health and Human Services The Bruce T. Halle Library

The $41-million Bruce T. Halle Library represents the latest technological trends in libraries, integrating traditional print with emerging electronic sources. The 218,000-square-foot facility has 520 computer workstations; 300,000 volumes of open-shelf books; 800,000 volumes in an automated retrieval collection; 3,000 network connection ports; a 100-seat auditorium with seats wired for laptop computers; a 70-seat teleconferencing room; a 130-station computing commons with six learning labs (electronic classrooms); a distance learning lab; a television studio; the Paradox Cafe; individual and group study areas and selfdirection stations.

John W. Porter College of Education

The EMU Student Center

Sill Hall College of Technology

Since Nov. 6, 2006, EMU Student Center has become the new vibrant hub of activity on EMU’s main campus in Ypsilanti, MI. In fact, in April 2007, it was voted the “Best Place to Hang Between Classes” by Eastern Echo readers. From the wide range of eatery choices to the fireplace lounges, there’s so much more in between: EMU Bookstore, TCF Bank, wireless Internet access*, a 24/7 computer lab, two art galleries, meeting/conference/banquet rooms, a dining room stage, and an auditorium for movies, live performances and guest lectures. Additionally, students will find many EMU student services, programs and organization offices all under one roof. When you view it altogether, EMU Student Center lives up to its slogan: Centered on You!

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President Susan W. Martin

Dr. Susan W. Martin EMU President Entering her second year as the president of Eastern Michigan University, Dr. Susan W. Martin has made a significant impact on the campus in her short time in Ypsilanti. Named the 22nd president of EMU May 14, 2008, she is the first female president in EMU’s 160-year history. Martin officially took office July 7, 2008. “I am thrilled to be chosen for the honor of leading this great University, which has a strong history of excellent education and a bright future,” said Martin. During her inaugural address Martin set fourth an ambitious vision for the university. The goals included building on the pillars of academic excellence, refreshing alumni relationships, comprehensive fundraising and earning the public’s trust. Under Martin’s guidance in 2008, EMU was again recognized as a “Best Midwestern College” by The Princeton Review for the sixth straight year. Ad122

ditionally, for the fifth consecutive year, The Princeton Review recognized Eastern’s College of Business as one of the “Best 296 Business Schools” in the nation. Eastern Michigan also was awarded a 2009 Michigan Historic Preservation Network’s (MHPN) Government/Institutional Award for its preservation of the University’s core historic campus. Prior to coming to EMU, Martin was the provost and vice-chancellor of academic affairs at the University of MichiganDearborn. The majority of Martin’s higher education career was at Grand Valley State University, where she taught and published as a professor of accounting and taxation. Martin served as director of the master of taxation program, director of international business programs, and chair of the accounting and taxation department. In June 2001, Martin joined the GVSU provost’s office and served in roles as assistant, associate, and ex-

ecutive associate vice president of academic affairs. One of her major duties in that office was to help manage the $154 million budget for the Academic Affairs Division. Before GVSU, Martin was deputy state treasurer for the Bureau of Local Government Services for Michigan from June 1981-June 1984. She also was the commissioner of revenue for the state of Michigan from 19851988. Martin is chair of the State of Michigan Hospital Finance Authority, originally appointed by former Gov. Blanchard and then reappointed by Governors Engler and Jennifer Granholm. She also was appointed by Gov. Granholm to serve as her exofficio representative on The Detroit Medical Center Financial Emergency Task Force in 2003-2004. Martin received her doctoral degree in accounting from Michigan State University in 1988 and her master’s degree in accounting from MSU in 1976. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University in 1971. In 2009, Martin received the MSU Department of Accounting and Information Systems Alumna of the Year Award. Martin is married and has three children.

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Board of Regents The Board of Regents is the governing body of Eastern Michigan University. Its current format was created when the State of Michigan ratified a new constitution, Jan. 6, 1964. The Board comprises eight regents who are appointed to eight-year terms by the governor. The current EMU Regents are Roy Wilbanks, chair; Francine Parker, vice chair; Floyd Clack; Gary D. Hawks; Philip A. Incarnati; Mohamed Okdie; Thomas W. Sidlik; and James F. Stapleton. “Other institutions of higher education established by law having authority to grant baccalaureate degrees shall each be governed by a board of control which shall be a body corporate. The board shall have general supervision of the institution and the control and direction of all expenditures from the institution’s funds. It shall, as often as necessary, elect a president of the institution under its supervision. He shall be the principal executive officer of the institution and be ex-officio a member of the board without the right to vote. The board may elect one of its members or may designate the president to preside at board meetings. Each board of control shall consist of eight members who shall hold office for terms of eight years, not more than two of which shall expire in the same year, and who shall be appointed by the governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Vacancies shall be filled in like manner.”

Floyd Clack

Roy E. Wilbanks Chair

Roy E. Wilbanks was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Granholm in December 2004 to fill the seat vacated by Dr. Rosalind E. Griffin for a term ending in December 2012. Wilbanks was employed by Eastern Michigan University in various roles such as: Assistant to Roy E. Wilbanks Chair the President for Government and Community Relations, Vice President for University Relations and Secretary to the Board of Regents, Executive Vice President, Interim Chief Executive Officer and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Michigan Foundation. In 2004, he was inducted into the Ypsilanti High School Athletic Hall of Fame and, in 2003, he was awarded the John W. Porter Distinguished Service Award. Wilbanks earned a master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. Mr. Wilbanks serves as chair of the Athletic Affairs Committee and is a resident of Ypsilanti.

Francine Parker Vice Chair

Francine Parker was appointed by Governor Granholm in January 2007 to replace Joseph Antonini, whose term expired in December 2006. In 2008, Parker retired as president and CEO of Health Alliance Plan She is appointed for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2014.

Floyd Clack was appointed by Governor Granholm in June 2005 to fill the seat vacated by Steven G. Gordon, and then reappointed to a full term in January 2007. Clack was Francine Parker a member of the Genesee County Board of CommissionVice Chair ers (District 2) from 1996-2004 and is a former state representative, serving seven terms from 1982 – 1996. He also Floyd Clack served as a member of the Flint City Council from 1979 Mohamed Okdie was appointed to the Board by Governor – 1982 and was a guidance counselor and teacher in the Jennifer Granholm in November 2007 to replace Ismael Flint Community Schools. He is a former president of the Flint NAACP. Mr. Clack Ahmed, who resigned to lead the Michigan Department of received a master’s degree in counseling from EMU in 1972. He lives in Flint. Human Services. Okdie was reappointed by Governor Granholm in January 2009 to a term that expires Dec. 31, 2016. Okdie is a school social worker for the Detroit Public Mohamed Okdie School System. He received a bachelor’s degree in anthroGary D. Hawks was appointed by Governor Granholm in pology and a master’s degree in social work from Wayne January 2007 to replace Sharon Rothwell, who resigned. State University. Prior to working for the Detroit Public He is appointed for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2010. He was School System, Okdie was a psychiatric social worker at Detroit Receiving Hosvice president for Community Development at Davenport pital and was a community liaison for Congressman John Conyers. University from 1993-1998. From 1987-92, Hawks served in the Michigan Department of Education where he held the position of Deputy Superintendent of Public InstrucGary D. Hawks tion and served as Interim State Superintendent of PubThomas W. Sidlik was appointed to the Board of Regents lic Instruction from 1987-88 and again from 1991-92. From 1964-81, he held of Eastern Michigan University by Governor Granholm in various positions at EMU, including Director of Personnel (1964-70), Executive Dec. 2004 to a term expiring in December 2012. He was Director, University Relations (1970-72) and Vice President of University Relaelected by the Board as EMU’s Vice-Chair from June 2005 tions and Secretary to the Board of Regents (1972-81). He has been involved to Jan. 2007. In January 2007, he was elected to be the in numerous community organizations such as the Ypsilanti Chamber of ComChair of the EMU Board of Regents, for a term ending in merce, the Ypsilanti Area Kiwanis, and the Boy Scouts of America. Hawks holds Feb. 2009. He has served as the Chair of the EMU Educaa bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University Thomas Sidlik tional Policies Committee since January 2007. In March and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education from EMU and an Honorary Doc2009 he was appointed to be the Vice Chair of the Faculty torate of Humanities from Madonna University. Affairs Committee. He is a member of the Finance Policy Committee. In other capacities, he is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Detroit Institute of Arts. Sidlik retired as a member of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG in Aug. 2007. Sidlik has been Vice-Chairman of the National MiPhilip A. Incarnati was appointed to the board by Gover- nority Supplier Development Council and Chairman of the Council’s Executive nor John Engler in February 1992, to fill the seat left va- Committee. Mr. Sidlik is a resident of Ann Arbor. cant by John Burton. He was reappointed in 1994 for a term ending December 2002. In December 2002, Governor Engler reappointed him for a term ending December 2010. Incarnati is president and chief executive officer for James Stapleton was appointed by Governor Granholm in Philip A. the McLaren Health Care Corporation in Flint, Michigan. January 2007 to replace Karen Valvo, who resigned. StaIncarnati He is a member of the following boards: Michigan Health pleton is president and CEO of B&R Consultants. Stapleand Hospital Association, Genesee Area Focus Council, ton was reappointed by Governor Granholm in January Healthcare Council of MidMichigan, Genesee County Medical Control Au2009 to a term that expires Dec. 31, 2016. thority, Flint Cultural Center, Greater Flint Health Coalition, Flint Area Medical Education Corporation, The One Hundred Club of Flint, Inc., HBO & Company James F. and the Detroit Area CEO Exchange. Incarnati is an Eastern Michigan UniverStapleton sity alumnus with a bachelor of business administration degree in 1976 and a master’s of business administration in 1982. He served as chair of the Board from 1995 to 2005. He is a resident of Clarkston.

Mohamed Okdie

Gary D. Hawks

Thomas W. Sidlik

Philip A. Incarnati

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Dr. Derrick Gragg

Dr. Derrick Gragg Athletics Director The mark of an exceptional athletics program is the progress that is made each year. And under the leadership of athletics director Dr. Derrick Gragg, the Eastern Michigan University department of athletics has turned in a trio of successful campaigns in his first three years at the helm. During Gragg’s first year at EMU in 200607, the department set a school and MidAmerican Conference record by capturing a remarkable eight team conference titles, adding a league post-season crown and recording two runner-up finishes. The MAC-record eight team championships eclipsed the mark of six held jointly by Central Michigan University (2003-04) and Western Michigan University (1984-85). In 2007-08, Gragg’s second as athletics director, EMU followed up the record-breaking eight championships in 2006-07 with four league regular-season titles and one MAC Tournament crown and the Eagles secured the Reese Trophy which is awarded annually to the top overall men’s athletics program in the league. Eastern had won the prestigious Reese Trophy three previous times (1987-88, 1990-91 and 1995-96). Gragg was nationally recognized for the leadership in 2008-09, earning the Black Coaches & Administrators (BCA) Administrator of the Year Award. He received the award at the BCA National Convention and Expo Awards Banquet, May 29, 2009, in Indianapolis, Ind. The Eagles won a pair of MAC titles last season in men’s cross country and swimming, while finishing as the runner-up in men’s golf, men’s indoor track, men’s outdoor track, women’s golf and women’s soccer en route to a second place finish in the Reese Trophy standings.

Gragg was named EMU’s 11th athletic director, Feb. 21, 2006, after spending the previous six years at the University of Arkansas. He first joined the U of A in 2000 as an associate athletic director and was promoted to senior associate athletic director in 2003 and then to deputy athletic director. In his tenure at Arkansas, Gragg was involved in various areas including: athletic administration, sport program oversight, marketing, sports information, recruitment, budget, student-athlete support, compliance, facilities and game management, fund-raising and research. During his career, Gragg has published several articles and editorials on intercollegiate athletics as well as a nationwide study on sports-related gambling. He is a former member of the NCAA’s Minority Opportunities & Interests Committee, having served as co-chair of the committee in 2004-05. Gragg also served as a member of the Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas Board of Directors and as a member of the American Heart Association, Northwest Arkansas Board of Directors. He currently serves as a member of the NCAA’s Legislative Council and is a member of the NACDA Division I-A Athletic Directors Scholarship Ad Hoc Steering Committee. A former collegiate wide receiver, Gragg lettered four years at Vanderbilt while earning his degree. He graduated with a bachelor’s in human development in 1992 and was a member of the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll during his senior year. Gragg served from 1993 to 1995 as an academic counselor at his alma mater before adding the title of director of student life in his final year at Vanderbilt. Name: Born: High School: College: Family:

During his time as a Commodore athletic administrator, he coordinated student life and support programs as well as supervising the academic counseling programs for studentathletes. In 1995, Gragg was named director of compliance & operations at the University of Missouri. During his two years in Columbia, he was the game event manager for 10 Olympic sports programs and served on the Big 12 Compliance Coordinators Group during his last year as compliance coordinator at the university. Named assistant athletic director for compliance at Michigan in 1997, Gragg spent three years with oversight of the UM compliance department. While serving in Ann Arbor, Gragg also earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Wayne State University. He then served on the faculty at WSU, teaching intercollegiate sport administration and sports marketing classes. During the past three years, he has also served as an adjunct faculty instructor at both WSU and EMU. Gragg earned his doctorate in higher education administration from the U of A in May of 2004 and also taught two undergraduate courses during his tenure there as an athletic administrator. Gragg is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He is also a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the Black Coaches and Administrators (BCA). Gragg and his wife, Sanya, have a daughter, DeSha, 15, and two sons, Avery, 12, and Phillip-Raymond, 8.

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Derrick Lamont Gragg 11-19-69 in Huntsville, Ala. Lee H.S. (Graduated in 1988) Vanderbilt University (Graduated in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in human development) Wayne State University (Graduated in 1999 with a master’s degree in sports administration) University of Arkansas (Earned his doctorate in higher education administration in 2004) Wife: Sanya (Whittaker); Daughter: DeSha (15); Sons: Avery (12) and Phillip-Raymond (8)

Intercollegiate Athletics Experience Year School Position 2006-Pre. Eastern Michigan University Director of Athletics 2000-2006 University of Arkansas 2003-06 Senior Associate Athletics Director 2000-03 Associate Athletics Director/Compliance 1997-2000 University of Michigan Director of Compliance 1995-97 University of Missouri Director of Compliance and operations 1993-95 Vanderbilt University Academic Counselor for two years; Director of Student Life for his final year

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EMU Support Staff Dr. Elizabeth Broughton Faculty Athletics Representative

Dr. Elizabeth Ann (Liz) Broughton, a professor in leadership and counseling at Eastern Michigan University, was named faculty athletics representative at EMU in January 2007. As the faculty athletics representative, Broughton is responsible for reviewing policies and procedures concerning student-athlete welfare, academic integrity and rules compliance. She also serves on the Mid-American Conference’s FAR Infractions Committee. Broughton has been an EMU professor in leadership and

counseling in the College of Education since August 1997. Her duties include instruction of graduate level courses at EMU and serving on the EMU Faculty Council. The 55-year-old Broughton is a native of Morristown, N.J. She went on to complete her bachelor’s degree in 1976 at Rollins (Fla.) College where she was a varsity tennis and basketball player. She earned her master’s degree in counseling at the University of Florida in 1985 and completed her Doctor of Education degree at the University of Florida in 1996. Broughton played professional tennis from 1976-77 before taking over as head women’s tennis coach at the University of Florida from 1978-81.

Erin Burdis

Director of Student-Athlete Support Services

Erin Burdis is in her eighth year as a full-time member of the Eastern Michigan University athletics department. Burdis joined the EMU staff as a part-time academic counselor in 2001-02 and was elevated to full-time academic counselor and assistant to the director of compliance in October 2002. In the spring of 2004 she took over leadership of the program. As the director of the Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS), Burdis has developed a comprehensive learning assistance program which has led to a very successful departmental GPA and increased graduation rates. Currently the department has a cumulative GPA of 3.060. The main component of the comprehensive program consists of mentor, learning specialist and tutoring meetings that are all individualized. The 33-year-old Burdis joined the EMU athletics staff at the start of the 2001 academic year after serving as a graduate assistant in the

University of Kentucky Athletics Department during 2000-01. She was a support desk coordinator at Booth Newspapers in Ann Arbor from 1997-2000 and prior to that was an intern in the athletics department and assistant girls varsity basketball coach at Taylor Light and Life Christian High School in Taylor, Mich. in 1998. A native of Frankenmuth, Mich., Burdis was an all-state softball player and played on state championships in softball and basketball at Frankenmuth High School before graduating in 1994. Burdis then went on to Concordia University in Ann Arbor and was an honorable mention All-American shortstop as a senior and the co-captain of the softball team her final two years. She helped lead Concordia to the National Christian College Athletic Association National Championship in both 1998 and 1999. In addition, the softball team won the Wolverine-Hoosier Conference title in 1997 and 1999 and Burdis was named All-League shortstop and was an All-League All-Academic pick three times (1997, 1998, 1999).

Matthew Cohen

General Manager, Nelligan Sports Marketing

Matthew Cohen is in his first year as EMU’s General Manager for Nelligan Sports Marketing. Nelligan Sports Marketing manages the University’s athletic sponsorships and marketing rights. Cohen joined NSM after spending the past 15 years in the sports and entertainment industry. Previously, Cohen was a the corporate sales executive for the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings and Joe Louis Arena.

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Cohen also worked for Anaheim Sports, Inc. in southern California, where he was responsible for selling premium seating and luxury executive suites for the Anaheim Angels and Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. A graduate of Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in child and family studies, Matt also received his master’s degree from the University of Phoenix. Cohen and his wife, Rachel, reside in West Bloomfield, Mich, with their son, Jacob.

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EMU Support Staff Doug Dowdy

Associate Athletic Director/Chief of Staff

Doug Dowdy is in his third year as an associate athletic director/chief of staff for the Eastern Michigan University athletics department. He joined the EMU athletics staff after spending two years as an associate athletics director at Delaware State University. At Delaware State, Dowdy was the lead athletics administrator for six varsity athletics programs, was the project manager on all athletic construction projects, and directed event operations. The 53-year-old Dowdy is a native of Flint, Mich. and graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in 1978 and completed his master’s degree at MSU in 1984. Prior to joining the Delaware State staff, Dowdy was a member of the athletics administration at Illinois State University from 1999-2005, serving in several areas. From 1999-2002 he was the assistant director

of athletics for facilities and operations at ISU and from 2002-04 he was the assistant director of athletics for internal operations. Dowdy was appointed as a special assistant to the ISU president from 2004-05. Dowdy began his athletics administration career at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. where he was a visiting instructor and assistant wrestling coach from 1985-86. He then moved on to Morrisville College in Morrisville, N.Y. from 1986-87 where he was the acting director of development and recreation before accepting the position of assistant director of athletics and intramurals at Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y. from 1987-89. From there it was on to Bard College in Annadale-on-Hudson, N.Y. from 1989-90 where he was the assistant director of athletics from 1989-90. Dowdy returned to Michigan in 1990 and served as the director of athletics and physical education as well as the head women’s basketball coach at Kellogg Community College. He left Kellogg C. C. in 1996 to become the director of athletics at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio. His stint at Illinois State followed.

Craig Fink

Associate Athletic Director/Development

Craig Fink is in his fourth year as the associate athletic director for development and executive director of the EMU Athletic Club for the Eastern Michigan University athletics department. The 37-year-old Fink joined the EMU athletics department staff from the Brown University Sports Foundation where he managed the annual fund raising programs from 2001-2006. Under his guidance, the annual programs raised nearly half of the Foundation’s average yearly fund-raising total of $6 million from 5,600 donors. As senior associate director, Fink was part of the senior management team that helped develop the strategy and early fund-raising efforts for achieving a goal of $80+ million for athletics as part of Boldly Brown, the $1.4 billion Campaign for Academic Enrichment, which launched publicly in the fall of 2005. From July-November 2005 Fink also served as interim executive director.

Fink earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1994 and later completed his MBA at the Eugene M. Isenberg School of Management at UMass in 2000. After completing his undergraduate degree, Fink served as the assistant sports information director and assistant baseball coach and then the sports information director at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy from 1994-1996. He then worked at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., from 1996-2000 where he held a variety of roles, including directing the annual induction ceremonies as the manager of events and group programs. From there, he became the Northeast area sales manager for zUniversity. com from 2000-2001 before joining Brown University. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Fink graduated from Midwood High School. He and his wife, Kimberly, reside in Ypsilanti Township with their two sons, Jack (9) and Alex (7).

Erik Keil

Coordinator of Athletic Equipment and Facilities

Erich Keil is entering his third season year as a part of the Eastern Michigan University facilities department. Keil joined the EMU athletics department in December 2007 after serving as a facilities supervisor in the University of Michigan department of athletics.

Keil was responsible for the maintenance of the U-M baseball field that was voted the best college baseball field in the nation by Turface in 1997. In addition to his work as the EMU director of athletic facilities, Keil has three daughters: Melissa (21), Stephanie (19) and Kristina (15). Melissa attends the University of Michigan, Stephanie is enrolled Michigan State University and Kristina attends Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor.

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EMU Support Staff Mike Malach

Associate Athletic Director/Internal

Mike Malach is in his 12th year as a member of the Eastern Michigan University athletics department and his fourth as the director of internal affairs. The 41-year-old Malach joined the EMU staff in September 1998 after a two-year stint as athletics business manager at Southeast Missouri State University. He was responsible for the development and control of the entire athletics budget at Southeast Missouri and he assumed the same responsibilities at Eastern. A 1990 graduate of Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisc., Malach went on to earn a master’s degree from Eastern Kentucky Univer-

sity in 1992. After completing his M.A., he joined the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as an assistant athletics director from 1992-95. Malach then became a systems engineer with Office Technology Company in March 1995 before moving to Cape Girardeau, Mo., as a member of the Southeast Missouri staff in January 1996. A native of Denmark, Wisc., Malach attended Denmark High School and was a member of the 1985 boys basketball team that won the Class B state championship. He also participated in baseball and football as a prep. Malach lives in Milan, Mich. with his wife, Joan, and their son, Brevin (11) and daughter, Elaina (3).

Jessica Nietrzeba Athletic Development Assistant

Jessica Nietrzeba is in her second year as a full-time member of the Eastern Michigan University athletics department. Nietrzeba spent the summer of 2006 as an intern for EMU athletics and joined the athletics development staff as a graduate assistant in August 2006-2007. She later was elevated to full-time in July 2008. The 24-year-old Nietrzeba earned her bachelor’s degree in sport management from Siena Heights University in 2006. She completed her master’s degree in sport management from EMU in 2008. Nietrzeba is responsible for the day to day operations of the athletic

development operation, while planning hospitality events for donors and alumni, including the E-Club Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony and the letter winner jacket ceremony. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Nietrzeba was a fouryear letter winner for the Saints softball team from 2002-2006. She was named team MVP in 2004 and 2005, team captain in 2006, and also became the first SHU softball player to be named all conference all four years. A native of Erie, Mich., Nietrzeba graduated from Erie Mason Senior High School in 2002 where she participated in swimming, volleyball, and softball. As senior she was awarded the Army Reserve Outstanding Athlete for academics and athletics for the district.

Steve Nordwall Director of Sports Medicine

Steve Nordwall is in his eighth year as the director of sports medicine/head athletic trainer for the Eastern Michigan University athletic department. Nordwall joined the EMU staff after spending the previous five years as an assistant trainer for the Kent State University athletic program. At Kent State, Nordwall worked with the entire intercollegiate sports program and held direct responsibilities with the football and men’s basketball teams. He also served as a certified clinical instructor in the athletic training education program. A native of Minnetonka, Minn., Nordwall graduated from Minnehaha Academy in 1986. He went on to complete his undergraduate degree

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at North Park College in Chicago, Ill. in 1990, and followed that with his master’s degree at Western Michigan University in 1996. From 1991-94 Nordwall was the head athletic trainer at Triton College in River Grove, Ill. He then moved on to Western Michigan University as a graduate assistant athletic trainer from 1994-96, followed by a position at the University of Notre Dame as an assistant athletic trainer during the 1996-97 season. He joined the Kent State University staff in 1997 as an assistant athletic trainer and remained there until accepting the EMU position. Nordwall is a certified athletic trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association and the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society.

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EMU Support Staff Dr. Michael Paciorek Faculty Compliance Associate

Dr. Michael Paciorek, a professor of physical education in the EMU College of Health and Human Services joined the Office of Compliance in January 2006 as Faculty Compliance Associate. Paciorek is a 1975 graduate of St. Bonaventure University where he received a B.S. in physical education. He received a Master’s degree in adapted physical education from The George Washington University in 1977 and a Ph.D. from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 1981. He taught adapted physical education in the Norfolk (Va.) City Schools from 1976-1979, and holds national certification in adapted physical education. Paciorek is known for his work in the field of disability sport having been on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Michigan for 12 years. He was a member of the United States Disabled Sports Team that competed in the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona, Spain and worked in classification at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. He was on the evaluation team for the 1995 Special Olympic World Games and was Co-Coordinator for disabled athlete

participation at the 1990 and 1991 U.S. Olympic Festivals in Minneapolis and Los Angeles respectively. Additionally, he spent 14 years in the United States Army Reserves rising to the rank of Major. Paciorek has written extensively in professional journals and his book “Disability Sports & Recreation is in its Third Edition. Since arriving at Eastern Michigan in 1981 Paciorek was the Physical Education Program Coordinator while teaching classes in adapted physical education, motor learning and development and disability sport. In 1999, he served as the President of the Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPER&D). While at EMU he has received the Eastern Michigan University Distinguished Faculty Award for Service in 2000 and the EMU Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award in 1994. Professionally, he has received the MAHPER&D Distinguished Honor Award in 2005; the National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities Outstanding Service Award in 1999; and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance; Adapted Physical Activity Council Professional Recognition Award in 1999. Paciorek and his wife Karen, a professor of early childhood education at EMU have two sons: Clark (24) and Clay (21).

Ann Pierson Academic Counselor

Ann Pierson is in her seventh year as an academic counselor for the athletics department at Eastern Michigan University. Pierson joined the SASS staff after spending six years as an assistant coach for the EMU softball team. Pierson earned a bachelor’s degree in recreation and parks managements with an emphasis in therapeutic recreation from Central Michigan University in 1987. While an undergrad at CMU, Pierson helped CMU win two Mid-American Conference softball championship (1983 and

1986) and one league basketball title (1982-83). She played on CMU softball teams that qualified for three NCAA regional appearances. A native of Ann Arbor, the 45-year-old Pierson lettered in basketball and softball at Gabriel Richard High School. She helped the softball team win the state of Michigan Class D championship as a freshman and senior and was named All-State as a senior. A two-time Class D All-State selection in basketball, Pierson led the team to the Class D state championship game in her final season. Pierson and her son, Brian (15) reside in Ypsilanti.

Dr. Melody Reifel Werner

Associate Athletic Director/Compliance and Special Projects

Dr. Melody Reifel Werner is in her 14th year as a member of the Eastern Michigan University staff. She previously served as the associate athletics director/senior woman administrator after spending two years as the assistant athletics director for compliance and four years as the coordinator of athletics rules compliance. The 52-year-old Reifel Werner has earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees with honors from Eastern Michigan University. She completed her bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications in 1979 and her master’s in organizational communications in 1998. She was awarded her doctoral degree in educational leadership at EMU in 2006. Reifel Werner is the author of the monograph Protecting

University Integrity: Managing Risks in Intercollegiate Athletics. Reifel Werner joined Eastern in 1994 to develop and implement a training program for faculty and staff on the online student information computer system. Reifel Werner previously worked as a training consultant for The Pace Group. Prior to Reifel Werner’s work as a training consultant, she worked as an accounts manager and sales trainer for GTE in both Muskegon, Mich., and Ft. Wayne, Ind. She is a member of the executive committee of the National Association of Athletics Compliance (NAAC) and the chair of the education committee of the National Association of Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA). Reifel Werner also serves as a member of the NCAA Research Committee. Reifel Werner is married to Thomas Werner and has two grown sons: Thomas Joseph and Anthony John.

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EMU Support Staff Scott Schultz Director of Athletic Marketing

Scott Schultz is in his fourth year at Eastern Michigan University and his second as the director of marketing. He previously served as EMU’s marketing and promotions coordinator from 2005-07 as well as spending the 2004 year as a marketing intern. The 27-year-old Schultz earned his bachelor’s degree in management from Michigan State University in 2004. He completed his master’s degree in sports

management from the University of Michigan in 2006. During his undergraduate years at MSU, Schultz was a customer service and sales representative for the athletic department. He was responsible for ticket sales and helped coordinate the Spartan football priority seating program. A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., Schultz graduated from Saline (Mich.) High School in 2000 where he participated in soccer, basketball and baseball. He was captain of the baseball team his senior year.

Wayne Smith

Assistant Equipment Manager

Wayne Smith is in his first year as a full-time member of the Eastern Michigan University athletics department. Smith joined the EMU staff as a under graduate in 2004-05 and was elevated to full-time in 2008.

The 25-year-old Smith is responsible for the day-to-day equipment needs of the EMU’s men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and EMU’s Olympic sports teams. Smith is a certified member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA).

Megan Snow Assistant Athletic Trainer

Megan Snow is in her third year as an assistant athletic trainer at Eastern Michigan University. She will serve as the primary athletic trainer for the women’s basketball, tennis and volleyball teams, while assisting in game-day help with nearly all sports.

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The 30-year-old Snow joined the EMU staff after spending the 2006-07 year as an athletic training intern at Michigan State University. She also served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Central Michigan University from 2004-06. A native of Holland, Mich., Snow graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in movement science. She went on to complete her master’s degree in sport administration at Central Michigan University in 2007.

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EMU Support Staff Jay Sofen Equipment Manager

Jay Sofen is in his third year at Eastern equipment needs of the football program. He also oversees

Michigan University and his first as the head equipment manager. He previously served as EMU’s assistant equipment manager from 2007-08 as well as spending the 200809 season as the acting equipment manager. A 2006 graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Sofen worked for two years in the athletic media relations office before joining the equipment staff for the 2005-06 campaign. The 26-year-old Sofen is responsible for the day-to-day

with the operations with EMU’s men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and EMU’s Olympic sports teams. A native of Plymouth, Mich., Sofen completed his bachelor’s degree in Public Relations at EMU in 2006. As an undergraduate he served as an operations volunteer at the 2004 and 2005 Mid-American Conference Football Championship games. He also served as an operations volunteer at the 2005 U.S. Open Golf Championship in Pinehurst, N.C. Sofen is a certified member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA).

Greg Steiner

Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations

Greg Steiner is in his ninth year with the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Media Relations Office and his sixth as the assistant director. He will serve as the primary contact for the women’s basketball, volleyball and golf teams, while aiding in game-day help with nearly all 21sports. During his tenure in Ypsilanti, Steiner has promoted two Academic All-Americans, worked with six Mid-American Conference championship teams and instituted an aggressive approach to web development to provide better online coverage of Eagle athletic events. In addition, he has worked as an announcer for Internet radio broadcasts of several EMU sporting events, and he was part of the media relations staff at the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Regional and the

2009 Final Four in Detroit, Mich. The 28-year-old Steiner worked as a student athletic media relations director at Eastern Michigan for three years. A 2003 graduate of EMU, he graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. During his tenure as a student assistant, Steiner was responsible for the development of the athletics department Web site, as well as most of the office’s publications. Steiner worked four years (2001-2005) for WOHL television in Lima, Ohio, as videographer and co-host of “The Friday Night Frenzy” and “The Ottawa Oil Pre-Game Show”, a local high school sports show. He completed an internship at Bluffton University during the summer of 2002, where he assisted with the day-to-day operations of the sports information office. A native of Bluffton, Ohio, Steiner graduated from Bluffton High School in 1999. He is a member of the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the MAC News Media Association (MNMA).

Jim Streeter

Associate Athletic Director/Media Relations

Jim Streeter is in his 36th year with the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Media Realtions Office, 35 of them as the director. A 2004 inductee into the EMU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004, the 61-year-old Streeter earned a bachelor’s degree from EMU in Dec. 1973, with a major in physical education and minors in journalism and history. He was sports editor of the student newspaper, The Eastern Echo, for two years. After serving a two-year stint as a sportswriter for The Ypsilanti Press, Streeter joined EMU as an assistant sports information director in 1974. He was named SID in August 1975. Streeter is a member of the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and was a member of the publications committee

for four years. He was the secretary of the Detroit Sports Broadcasters and Writers Association (DSBWA) from 1990-94 after serving as vice president for one year. Additionally, in 2007 he received the honor of “Best of the Best” from the DSBWA. Streeter was selected as one of nine Media Marshals for the 2004 Ryder Cup Golf competition at Oakland Hills Country Club. In addition, he was part of the media relations staff at the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Regional and the 2009 Final Four in Detroit, Mich. A native of Albion, Mich., Streeter graduated from Albion High School in 1966. He earned two varsity letters in baseball and two in basketball at Albion High. He served as president of the Varsity Club his senior year and vice-president of the junior and senior classes. Streeter and his wife, Mary, live in Ypsilanti and have three sons: Andrew (32), twins Michael and David (30), two granddaughters, Isabel (10) and Annaliese (6) and one grandson, Avery (3).

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EMU Support Staff Mike Szerszen

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Mike Szerszen is in his third year as head strength and conditioning coach at Eastern Michigan University. He was named to the position in April 2007. Prior to his appointment to head coach, Szerszen was the assistant strength and conditioning coach at EMU for four years. Before joining the EMU staff, Szerszen was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the U.S. Military Academy (Army) the previous year. The 30-year-old Szerszen earned his undergraduate degree in

sports medicine in 2001 from the University of Charleston (W.Va.). He was a volunteer strength and conditioning coach at West Virginia University from May 2000 to May 2001 before earning his master’s degree in athletic coaching education in August 2002. While working on his master’s, Szerszen was a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at WVU from May 2001 to July 2002. Szerszen then moved on to Army in July 2002, as an assistant strength and conditioning coach where he supervised and oversaw the operation of a 6,000-square foot weight room. A native of Wheeling, W.Va., Szerszen lettered in baseball at Wheeling Central High School.

Bill Tuscany

Associate Head Athletic Trainer

Bill Tuscany is in his 24th year as a member of the Eastern Michigan University sports medicine staff, having been promoted to associate head athletic trainer in September 2001. In addition, Tuscany serves as a lecturer and clinical instructor in EMU’s accredited athletic training curriculum. A 1973 Eastern Michigan University graduate, Tuscany earned his master’s degree from EMU in 1976.

Before joining the EMU athletics department, Tuscany was the head athletics trainer at Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill., from 1976-86. In addition to his training duties at Lewis, Tuscany was the director of the Emergency Medical Service, an associate professor in physical education and from 1981-86 he was the chairman of the physical education department. Tuscany is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’Association (NATA). The 58-year-old Tuscany and his wife, Carol, have a daughter, Sarah (27).

Stephannnie Harvey-Vandenberg Associate Athletic Director/Senior Women’s Administrator

Stephannnie Harvey-Vandenberg is in her fourth year as the associate athletic director for external relations and the senior women’s administrator for the Eastern Michigan University athletics department. Harvey-Vandenberg oversees athletics marketing, promotions and the corporate sales property with Nelligan Sports Marketing. Harvey-Vandenberg has a wealth of experience in the athletic marketing and promotions field, spending the past 11 years working in the professional and intercollegiate ranks. Under Harvey-Vandenberg’s leadership, she has successfully restructured and enhanced the athletic marketing department, negotiated the NSM media rights partnership, as well as brokered a deal for a commercial station to broadcast EMU Football games. Harvey-Vandenberg is currently a member of NACDA, NACMA and a member of the NCAA Division I Recruiting and Athletic Personnel Cabinet. She is also a board member of the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan, a

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volunteer for Habitat fot Humanity and a NACMA mentor. Harvey-Vandenberg joined the EMU athletics department after spending the previous two years as the manager of the telemarketing division of Hilton Grand Vacations Company in Orlando, Fla. Prior to that, she was the director of marketing and community affairs for the North Charleston Lowgators of the NBA Development League from 2001-03; served as director of community relations/promotions at Western Michigan University from 1998-2000; was the assistant commissioner for marketing at the Southwestern Athletic Conference in 1998 and was the assistant executive director of the Black Coaches Association from 1996-98. Additionally, she was an athletics promotions assistant at the University of Notre Dame from 1995-96 and served internships with the PGA Tour and the NBA. A native of Benton Harbor, Mich., Harvey-Vandenberg graduated from Benton Harbor H.S. and went on to earn her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Grambling State University, completing her bachelor’s degree in communication in 1992 and her M.A. in sports administration in 1995. Harvey-Vandenberg and her husband, Kyle, reside in Ypsilanti Township.

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EMU Head Coaches Administrative Assistants Eastern Michigan University

Lori Barron Athletics Secretary

Bobbie Bowling Senior Account Specialist

Karen Hansen Administrative Secretary

Maria Farrugia Football Secretary

Head Coaches Eastern Michigan University

Jay Alexander Baseball

Brad Fairchild Men’s Track

Sue Parks Women’s XC/Track

Karen Baird Softball

Kim Berrington Volleyball

AnnMarie Gilbert John Goodridge Women’s Basketball Men’s Cross Country

Charles E. Ramsey Men’s Basketball

Ryan Ray Tennis

Bruce Cunningham Men’s Golf

Derek DelPorto Wrestling

Ron English Football

Scott Hall Soccer

Brad Holdren Rowing

Peter Linn Swimming

Buck Smith Diving

Sandy Wagner Women’s Golf

Steve Wilce Gymnastics

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Sports Medicine

The Eastern Michigan University Sports Medicine Department has a long history and reputation for excellence in the health care of student-athletes and the education of athletic training students. Founding practitioners Gary Strickland, Ron Venis and Dr. Wally Roeser envisioned a goal of first-class prevention, management and rehabilitation of athletic injuries for all student-athletes. Although the department continues to grow, its primary mission remains the same. More than 500 student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics receive comprehensive health care from an expansive sports medicine team. The Eastern Michigan University Sports Medicine staff is led by Dr. Wally Roeser and head athletic trainer Steve Nordwall. Additionally, the staff consists of two primary care sports medicine fellows, three full-time staff athletic trainers, two full-time athletic training clinical educators, five graduate assistant athletic trainers. Our sports medicine staff works in conjunction with various medical professionals within the community who provide nutritional, dental, vision and other specialized services for our student-athletes. At Eastern Michigan University, the philosophy of the Sports Medicine staff is two-fold: to provide a high standard of medical care through effective preventive and management

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programs, and to facilitate an effective post-injury rehabilitation process for a safe return to competition. In all cases, the ultimate well-being of each studentathlete is considered our number one priority, not only while they compete at Eastern Michigan University, but during their lifetime as well. The Sports Medicine staff oper- Head Athletic Trainer Steve Nordwall, ates out of three campus athletic MS, ATC training facilities in the Convocation Center, Bowen Field House and the Rynearson Stadium team building. Each of the athletic training facilities contain taping and practice preparation areas, treatment and rehabilitative equipment, and physician exam areas that allow for daily, on-campus physician care for athletic injuries and illnesses. Our facilities provide an appropriate environment for Head Orthopedic Team Physician the care of our student-athletes and serves as a proper clinical Wally Roeser, M.D. education venue for our athletic training students In the fall of 1997, the Athletic Education Training Program became accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Students who are accepted into the education program must demonstrate not only excellence in the athletic training room, but in the classroom as well. The academic workload of the education Orthopedic program is based heavily in the sciences and Team Physician includes courses in human anatomy, physiolBruce Miller, M.D. ogy, physics, chemistry, biomechanics, kinesiology and exercise physiology. Academic and clinical instructors monitor the athletic training students as they progress through the required course work which includes five clinical experience courses. In their final semester each athletic training student completes a 15-week internship at an affiliated internship site. Upon completion of the program, all athletic training students must pass the national certification examination prior to advancing into their Neurologist careers or continuing on in their education as Jeffrey Kutcher, M.D. an athletic trainer. It is our ongoing mission to constantly reevaluate the roles and responsibilities of our program in order to best exceed the expectations and needs of our student population. The interaction between the sports medicine staff, the student-athletes and the athletic training education program creates a productive atmosphere which enhances both the student-athlete experience and athletic training students’ clinical education.

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Jason Cohen Graduate Asst. Athletic Trainer

Orthopedic Team Physician Neal C. Chen, M.D.

Team Physician Tara Master-Hunter, M.D.

Team Dentist Don Wurtzel, D.D.S.


Strength and Conditioning An eagle by definition is a large bird of prey noted for its strength, size, keenness of vision and powers of flight. These are skills that can only develop in the right setting and environment. At Eastern Michigan University, it is the job of head strength and conditioning coach Mike Szerszen to guide student-athletes down the path that will help them develop those and other skills that will allow them to excel in competition. The main focus of the EMU strength and conditioning program is to develop the complete student-athlete. This is achieved through a program that is not based solely on weight training, but rather on the development of all aspects of athletic performance. Everything that is incorporated into the training program is geared towards enhancing success on the playing field. Areas of focus include speed, agility, strength, quickness, flexibility, explosive power, sports nutrition and mental toughness. One major area of focus is the development of running speed and quickness. Great focus is placed on strength development, flexibility and proper running mechanics. The goal is to produce strong physical athletes who improve their foot speed and quickness. While every athletic program lifts during the year, EMU student-athletes will also participate in year-round conditioning. The strength and conditioning staff push the student-athletes to excel throughout a continually physical and mentally demanding program. “We believe highly competitive athletes should never get out-of-shape,” Szerszen said. “Our workouts are intense and designed to challenge our student-athletes to surpass levels they have not yet achieved. Because of this aggressive training we help develop not only a physically tougher athlete, but also a mentally tougher one who excels in competition. Our goal is simple ... to be the best conditioned and physically toughest team in the country.” Physically developing student-athletes is a year-round endeavor. During the season, football players at EMU will spend as much time with the strength and conditioning coaches as they do on the field with their position coaches. “A highly motivated athlete is a program’s greatest asset,” Szerszen said. “We strive for excellence both mentally and physically. We have individual goal meetings prior to each segment of our training. Short and long-term goals are set and we work diligently to achieve them. “Our athletes at EMU are second to none in terms of their hard work and effort,” Szerszen added. “We work hard, but have fun in the process. The camaraderie and work ethic they develop in the weight room carries over directly to their success in competition.” Strength and conditioning at EMU is a full-time commitment. There is no such thing as being a part-time champion. At EMU, the eventual goal of all athletes is to be successful on the MidAmerican Conference and national level. Through our hard work and commitment to excellence, we believe we can achieve that goal.”

Conditioning

Strength Training

This is the foundation of all of our training. Improvements in all areas begin here. We use systematic periodic planning when developing our strength program. We use many compound movements and isolate muscle groups with machines and specific dumbbell exercises. We focus on working many different joint angles. We use as many different training variables and a mix of training philosophies to attain our goals. By training in this manner we can avoid being one-dimensional which will help us eliminate plateaus and staleness in training. Core lifts include: bench press, squat and hang clean. Many injury prevention exercises are implemented as well.

Speed and Agility

We believe speed and agility drills should be utilized every time we work out. We incorporate some form of speed or agility drills into every workout. The reason for this philosophy is to provide constant reinforcement so that we can achieve maximum speed and quickness. Speed and agility is separated into long and short distances. Several examples of speed drills include resistant runs with harnesses and chutes, stance and start drills, running mechanics, form running and competitive sprints. Some of our agility drills include: cone drills, speed ladders, dot and t-drills, 20-yard shuttles, ladder runs, reactive drills, jump rope and quick feet drills.

We believe that great student-athletes should never get out-of-shape and because of that we condition year-round. Of course, the intensity of the conditioning will be dictated by what we are doing during that period of training or at that point in the season. During the season, conditioning will be short and brief as it will be during the winter conditioning period. During the summer preseason training period, conditioning will be very intense as we prepare for the season and as we acclimate for the heat of two-a-day practices during August. Forms of conditioning include: 1.5 mile run, 110-yard sprints, step down sprints ranging in distances from 100 yards to 10 yards, position specific conditioning, gassers and half gassers, and 300-yard shuttle and ladder runs. All conditioning runs have goal times that the student-athletes must meet.

Goal Setting and Evaluation

Student-athletes will set individual goals for the end of winter conditioning, summer conditioning and the post-season. Each athlete has his own personal goal booklet to monitor gains. The goals are used as a method of monitoring the studentathlete and providing them with a target to attain in training to help improve their performance on the field. Student-athletes will be tested three times a year. These tests help our staff evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. Testing will include the following at various points in the year: bench press, squat, hang clean, vertical jump, 1.5-mile run, 16 x 110 yard sprints, 15 second bag jumps, 20-yard shuttle, 10-yard sprint, 225-lb bench press reps max, body fat percentage, sit and reach flexibility, height and weight.

EMU Strength Training Philosophy “The philosophy here at EMU is to train the student-athlete in an organized and systematic manner to develop all elements of athletic performance. Training is performed in a highly intense manner which develops a high level of mental toughness and pride to be the best.” – Mike Szerszen

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Student-Athlete Support While success on the field is important, success in the classroom is the number one priority. Student Athlete Support Services (SASS) is dedicated to the academic success of the Eagles. Led by Erin Burdis and her staff of counselors, SASS strives to make sure every student-athlete finds academic success at Eastern. Our philosophy is to offer an academic support program, integrated with the University, that will assist all student-athletes with their transition into college. This all-encompassing support continues throughout each student-athlete’s collegiate career, until the day he or she receives a diploma, lands a job or enters graduate school. Being proactive rather than reactive, our staff does not wait for an academic crisis to occur. We gather important background information and build an academic profile on each studentathlete, assessing his or her needs in advance. Services provided through SASS include the following: programs that focus on student-athletes’ special needs, monitoring academic performance, providing learning assistance, assisting with registration procedures, assisting in monitoring athletic eligibility, providing priority registration and making sure that athletes are advised about current NCAA, MAC and University rules and regulations. Freshmen and transfer student-athletes encounter a major transition when making the switch from high school or community college to a university. These students, while adjusting to their new routines, receive extra attention and support. College is not easy, but with hard work and dedication from both the student-athlete and the support staff, the student-athlete can have a successful college experience. The success of Eastern’s student-athletes hinges on their willingness to seek assistance from SASS as well as other University student services. SASS staff members continually refer student-athletes to the admissions office, Academic Advising Center, Career Services Center, health services, the records office, financial aid and The Holman Learning Center. Faculty members also provide assistance to student-athletes through advising in course selection and providing additional help with courses when requested.

EMU director of athletics Derrick Gragg explained. “We are very proud of our student-athletes’ work in the classroom and will continue to support them as they move forward to reach the ultimate goal of graduating.” “Obviously, our staff and student-athletes work closely to make sure that a major emphasis is put on the academic success for our teams and this 2009 winter report is the proof that all of that hard work is paying off,” said Student-athletes from the men’s and women’s basketball Erin Burdis, EMU’s Director teams joined forces for the fourth annual EMU Pride Day in of Student-Athlete Support the summer of 2008. Services (SASS). “We are very happy with the results from this past semester and we expect that success to that benefit the surrounding community of Ypsilanti. “Reading Eagles” takes place at elementary continue into the future.” Other highlights for the winter semester include: schools in the area, sending student-athletes to • 49 student-athletes with a 4.0 semester GPA schools to talk and read to the children. The annual canned food drive run by SAAC takes place • 275 student-athletes (58%) have a 3.0 in the fall, providing competition between teams, or higher semester GPA all with the goal of helping the community. • 13 teams have a 3.0 or higher GPA The trademark of SAAC is the annual lip-synching and dance competition that is held every Student-Athlete Advisory Council March. Tying together all of the varsity sports at EMU “Jock Jamz” pits varsity teams against each is the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC). other, in a competition to see who can perform Each varsity team is required to have at least one a better routine. Always a hit with the athletic representative, while the larger teams normally and campus community, Jock Jamz has been a volunteer several. This group of student-athletes successful fund raiser, donating its proceeds to meets monthly to discuss ways to better the Operation Homefront. student-athlete experience at EMU. While SAAC does what it can to help support It is the goal of SAAC to be the student-athlete the community, it puts the student-athletes at voice to the athletic administration; provide a EMU first. SAAC constantly looks for ways to bridge between the student-athlete and the EMU increase student attendance at games, as well as community; undertake Student-Athlete Advi- provide better communication between professory Board projects, which will benefit student- sors and student-athletes who have to miss class athletes and the community; and to represent for competition. Directed by student-athletes Eastern Michigan University student-athletes and who understand the issues that they face and what they represent. want to make a difference, SAAC has become a SAAC normally undertakes a few projects a year very successful organization.

Academic Success

Entering the 2009-10 academic year, Eastern Michigan University student-athletes continue to excel on the playing field and in the classroom. The athletics department cumulative GPA is currently at 3.060 after the 2009 winter semester. The swimming & diving team leads the men’s teams with a 3.228, while the gymnastics team leads the women’s side with a 3.543. “We feel that academic achievement is the cornerstone of the student-athlete experience,”

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The 16th Annual Scholar Athlete Awards Ceremony was held April 13, 2009. (front row, from left) George Lesko (wrestling), Jessica Novakowski (track and field), Ben Thayer (football), Alexandra Studdart (rowing), Ransom Brown (cross country), Lindsey Kolar (swimming), Michelle Heletko (softball), Lauren Quintance (cross country) and Walter Gerbus (baseball). (back row, from left) Matt Hammersmith (cross country), Joanna Woo (tennis), Donald Ellison (swimming), Marjorie Thuot (golf), Athletic Director Derrick Gragg, Kaitlin Ehman (soccer), Wendale Farow (basketball) and Jill Wolosianky (volleyball).

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NCAA Compliance

Recruiting Do's And Don'ts Only EMU coaches may be involved in the recruiting process. Boosters may not make any recruiting contacts with prospective student-athletes, Boosters are prohibited from the following: • Do not telephone, write or make in-person contact with a prospect for recruiting purposes • Do not contact a prospect's coach, principal or counselor in an attempt to evaluate the prospect • Do not become involved in making arrangements for a prospect, the prospect's relatives or friends to receive money or financial aid of any kind • Do not visit a prospect's school to acquire films or transcripts in an attempt to evaluate the prospect's academic or athletics eligibility • Do not have contact with a prospect, their relatives or friends during any of their visits to EMU's campus • Do not contact student-athletes enrolled in other four-year institutions regarding the possibility of transferring to EMU Even though there are many rules prohibiting your involvement with prospects and the recruiting process, as a booster you are permitted to do the following: • Notify EMU coaching staff about noteworthy prospects in your area, • Attend a prospect's athletics event on your own initiative, provided no contact with the prospect, the prospect's parents or coach occurs, • Continue existing friendships, provided solicitation of a prospect's enrollment does not occur.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact Dr. Melody Reifel Werner, EMU’s Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Special Projects.

Dr. Melody Reifel Werner mreifel@emich.edu 734.487.2327

The Eastern Michigan University Office of Athletics Compliance is committed to a comprehensive compliance program that educates student-athletes, prospective studentathletes, institutional employees, community members and boosters about the importance of adhering to NCAA, Mid-American Conference and institutional rules. The commitment to compliance ensures institutional control over the department of athletics. The existence of a successful compliance program depends on the willingness of coaches, administrators, staff, student-athletes and boosters to be cognizant of NCAA, MAC and institutional rules.

ONCE A BOOSTER ALWAYS A BOOSTER. Once an individual is identified as a booster, the person retains that identity forever! This is true even if the individual no longer contributes to, or is involved with, EMU's athletics program.

WHAT IS COMPLIANCE? At Eastern Michigan University, the Office of Compliance works within the department of athletics and the University to ensure EMU's compliance with all applicable NCAA, MAC and institutional rules. In doing so, the compliance office is charged with the following tasks: • Educating administrators, coaches, staff, prospective student-athletes, current student-athletes and boosters about NCAA, MAC and institutional rules; • Developing monitoring systems to ensure compliance with NCAA, MAC and institutional rules (e.g., recruiting, academic eligibility, financial aid, awards and benefits, amateurism and agents); • Investigating and reporting violations of NCAA, MAC and institutional rules.

WHAT IS AN EXTRA BENEFIT? An extra benefit is any special arrangement by a EMU employee or booster to provide a prospect, student-athlete or their relatives or friends a benefit not expressly authorized by the NCAA. Examples of impermissible benefits include, but are not limited to, the following: • Gifts of cash, clothing, equipment or any other tangible item; • A special discount, payment arrangement or credit on any purchase or service; • Loan of money or co-signing of loans; • A vehicle, use of a vehicle, or any transportation expenses; • Free or reduced-cost services, purchases or rentals; • Entertainment on- or off-campus; or • Free or reduced-cost rent or housing.

ARE YOU A BOOSTER? You are a booster if you are or ever have: • Been a member of a booster organization that supports EMU athletics (e.g., EMU Athletic Club, E-Gridiron Group); • Made any financial contributions to the athletics department; • Been involved in promoting EMU's athletics program; • Been a season ticket holder; or • Provided benefits to enrolled studentathletes or their relatives or friends. You can become a booster if you provide benefits to prospects, student-athletes, their relatives or friends and any of the following statements are true: • The relationship between the athlete (or parents of the athlete) and the individual providing the benefits developed as a result of the athlete's participation in athletics or their reputation as an athlete; • The relationship began only after the athlete become a prospect; • The relationship began only after the athlete had achieved notoriety due to his or her athletic ability or reputation; • The pattern of benefits increased after the athlete attained notoriety as a talented athlete.

WHO IS A PROSPECTIVE STUDENT-ATHLETE? A prospective student-athlete (prospect) is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade, students enrolled in preparatory schools and two-year colleges are also considered prospects. An individual remains a prospect even after he/she signs a National Letter of Intent.

WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES? EMU is responsible for the actions of its boosters. If a booster provides an impermissible benefit to a prospect, student-athlete, their relatives or friends, EMU may be subject to penalties from the NCAA and Mid-American Conference. When a violation occurs, regardless of intention, it can: • Jeopardize the eligibility of prospective and current student-athletes; • Result in the EMU athletics program being penalized by the NCAA and/or the Mid-American Conference; and • Cause you to lose benefits or privileges associated with the athletics department (i.e., booster club membership, ticket privileges). QUESTIONS? The above information is a brief overview of compliance and rules pertaining to boosters and their interactions with prospective student-athletes. If you have any questions about any NCAA, MAC or institutional rules, please contact the Dr. Melody Reifel Werner at 734.487.2327 or mreifel@emich.edu. For more information on compliance and boosters, please visit the Office of Athletic Compliance's website at: EMUEagles.com/compliance

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Rynearson Stadium Name Rynearson Stadium was named for the late Elton J. Rynearson, Sr., who coached football at Eastern Michigan for 26 seasons. His teams compiled a record of 114-58-15. In one six-year period, from 1925-30, Rynearson’s teams won 40 games, tied two and lost just four. Capacity Capacity of Rynearson Stadium is 30,200. The stadium originally held 15,500, but additional seating and lighting were added in 1974 when the now-defunct Detroit Wheels used the facility for their World Football League games. The additional seating in 1974 brought the capacity to 22,227. During the summer of 1992, seating was added on the east side to bring capacity to the current total of 30,200. Standing room is available in the south end zone, allowing for crowds larger than the listed capacity. First Game The first game played in Rynearson Stadium was Sept. 27, 1969, when EMU upset the University of Akron, 10-3. Dedicated The stadium was dedicated Oct. 25, 1969, when EMU lost, 17-7, to the University of Tampa. Cost Approximate cost of Rynearson Stadium was $1.4 million when it was built in 1969. A major renovation project, which included installation of a StadiaTurf field, a new team building, an additional 10,000-plus seats, new bathroom facilities and concession stands, an expanded press box and state-of-the-art scoreboard were added in 1991 and 1992 at a cost of approximately $13 million. Playing Surface The playing field was originally natural grass. A sand-filled artificial surface, StadiaTurf, was installed in 1991. The StadiaTurf surface was replaced in May 1998, by an AstroTurf artificial surface. A FieldTurf surface was installed in the summer of 2005. Press Box The press box is located on the top of the west-side stands. A second level was added as part of the renovations in 1991. The working media utilize the lower level while the top level is the University hospitality area for the stadium.

Top 25 Rynearson Stadium Crowds

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 24.

Att. 26,188 25,009 24,622 23,083 23,003 22,898 22,309 22,136 21,245 21,027 20,211 20,205 20,076 19,963 19,628 19,415 19,411 18,920 18,764 18,094 17,750 17,732 17,600 17,494 17,459

Date Nov. 28, 2008 Sept. 16, 1995 Oct. 27, 1990 Sept. 23, 1995 Oct. 22, 1988 Oct. 7, 1995 Oct. 23, 1993 Oct. 8, 1988 Oct. 6, 1984 Oct. 7, 1989 Sept. 5, 1992 Nov. 14, 1987 Sept. 22, 1984 Oct. 4, 2003 Sept. 27, 2003 Nov. 11, 1995 Oct. 27, 1984 Oct. 2, 2004 Sept. 27, 1986 Oct. 3, 1992 Oct. 2, 2004 Sept. 8, 1990 Oct. 25, 1969 Aug. 28, 2008 Nov. 3, 1984

Locker Rooms The EMU locker room is located in the team building at the north end of the stadium. The visitor’s locker room is located below the *Mid-American Conference Game stands on the west side of the stadium.

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Result W, 56-52 W, 51-6 L, 2-16 W, 31-20 L, 24-31 W, 34-24 L, 20-21 L, 6-20 T, 16-16 W, 31-14 L, 9-27 W, 38-18 L, 13-16 L, 3-31 L, 13-37 L, 13-23 L, 10-17 W, 37-34 L, 16-20 L, 7-24 L, 41-45 W, 27-24 L, 7-17 W, 52-0 W, 20-18

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Opponent Central Michigan* UNLV Central Michigan* Ohio* Western Michigan* Central Michigan* Western Michigan* Central Michigan* Central Michigan* Toledo* Akron* Bowling Green* Ohio* Western Michigan* Maryland Western Michigan* Ball State* Buffalo* Kent State* Miami* Idaho Western Michigan* Tampa (Stadium Dedication) Indiana State Kent State*


Convocation Center

The Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center, in its 11th season as the crown jewel of EMU athletics, opened up a new era of excitement on the west campus of EMU in the fall of 1998. The state-of-the-art, $29-million facility is the result of a decade-long effort to improve and upgrade University facilities and followed closely the opening of the $41-million Bruce T. Halle Library on the main campus. Construction of the Convocation Center began in the spring of 1997 and culminated with its dedication game, Dec. 9, 1998, with a men’s basketball game against the University of Michigan in front of a crowd of 7,647. Since its opening, the Convocation Center has served as home court for the Eagles’ men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams. The EMU wrestling team and women’s gymnastics team have held several meets on the arena floor. The Convocation Center has also served as the site for four Mid-American Conference Championships. EMU hosted the 2000 and 2007 MAC Gymnastics Championship and the 2002 and 2009 MAC Wrestling Championship. The arena has been the host site for four first-round MAC Women’s Basketball Tournament games, four first-round MAC Volleyball Tournament games and one first-round game for the men’s basketball squad. The Convocation Center also played host to the 2008 WNBA’s Eastern Conference Finals and the WNBA Championship, as the Detroit Shock utilized the facility for the playoffs. Along with their commitment to EMU Athletics, the Convocation Center staff has brought some of the finest entertainers in the world to Ypsilanti. The Convo has hosted concerts by the Black Crowes, Indigo Girls, Godsmack, Smashmouth, Ludacris, Bob Dillion, Toby Keith, Matchbox Twenty, Goo Goo Dolls, Dave Chapelle and John Mayer.

The Convocation Center is also the site for EMU’s spring and winter commencement ceremonies. Among other events that have taken place include numerous youth sporting competitions, high school commencements, trade shows, job fairs, conventions, charity and community awareness events as well as a circus. The 204,316-square-foot facility features three user-friendly levels — arena, concourse and office — and three seating configurations to maximize crowd capacity and space usage. The largest seating capacity is for center-stage entertainment activities, with 9,500 seats available. The capacity for basketball games is approximately 8,800. EMU’s athletic administration is located on the office level, along with offices for the EMU football, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball coaching staffs. The EMU Athletic Media Relations Office, as well as offices for the Convocation Center staff, are located on the office level. The main athletic training room and office space for EMU’s sports medicine staff is located on the arena level as are strength and conditioning facilities and equipment rooms. There is no doubt that the Convocation Center has become a special place for athletic events, but there is a warm spot in the hearts of Eastern Michigan fans for Bowen Field House, the home for men’s and women’s basketball games for 43 years. Bowen was built in 1955 at a cost of $1.25 million. The facility has 79,529 square feet of floor space and includes an eight-laps-tothe-mile indoor track. An additional 9,394 square feet, along with new permanent seating, a new court and upgrading of the facility was completed in 1982 at a cost of $506,938. Bowen still serves as home to EMU’s track teams and also serves as a practice facility for many of Eastern’s varsity squads.

Tale of the Tape The Convocation Center Cost - $29.6 million Square Feet - 204,316 Seating Capacity (Basketball) - 8,824 Seating Capacity (Other Events) - 9,512 Building Time Frame Construction Started: 1996 Dedication: December 12, 1998 Design/Build Team Barton-Malow Company Architects Rossetti Associates of Birmingham/ The Argos Group

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EMU Athletic Club

Supporting EMU StudentAthletes Since 1994 The EMU Athletic Club provides vital financial support to more than 550 student-athletes at Eastern Michigan University as they strive for excellence on the court and in the classroom. Nearly 1,000 donors generously supported our outstanding scholar-athletes each year. Established in 1994, the EMU Athletic Club raises funds in three key areas for EMU’s 21 varsity athletic teams: annual-use operating funds, endowment, and facility related projects. Today, annual-use giving is the most critical area of support needed by the Athletic Department. These contributions directly support the operating budgets of our teams and help provide the most basic needs to our coaches and studentathletes, including comprehensive national recruiting efforts, out of region travel to maintain nationally competitive schedules, equipment such as uniforms, balls, nets, bats, and much more. Gifts to any of our teams, or to the Eagles for Excellence Fund (which will be used for the most urgent needs of the athletic department), are an investment in the future leaders of the state of Michigan. Join the EMU Athletic Club today and make a difference for EMU Athletics.

How to Make a Gift

Online: By Phone: By Mail:

www.emuathleticclub.com 734.487.8236 799 N. Hewitt Road Room 309C Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Join the EMU Athletic Club

For more information or to join the EMU Athletic Club, please contact: Craig Fink - Associate Athletic Director/Executive Director of the EMU Athletic Club Office Phone - 734.487.8236 E-mail: craig.fink@emich.edu

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Membership Levels and Benefits: Hall of Fame -- $5,000 and up • All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ... • Receive first-level priority on the purchase of football/basketball season tickets, see (B) below • Purchase rights to six luxury football box seats • Opportunity to travel to a road game with a team of your choice • Specially designed EMU Athletic Club gift Olympian -- $2,500 - $4,999 • All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ... • Purchase rights to four luxury football box seats • Invitation to dinner with Athletic Director with other Olympian and higher members All-American -- $1,000 - $2,499 • All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ... • Football/basketball reserved parking (season ticket holders only) • Purchase rights to four chair back seats for football • EMU Athletic Club Leader recognition pin All-Conference -- $500 - $999 • All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ... • Media guides upon request • Postseason ticket priority • Purchase rights to two chair back seats for football • Invitation to annual social event with EMU head coaches and administrators Captain -- $250 - $499 • All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ... • Access to the E-Club Room (must show membership card) • Exclusive access to the “Eagles Nest.” Located in the Convocation Stadium Club, a hospitality area will be available for select home men’s & women’s basketball conference games and will feature a variety of refreshments and pregame “chalk talks” from members of the coaching staffs. (C) Varsity -- $100 - $249 • Tax deduction, see (A) below • Invitation to special events • Discounts at Eagle Crest Golf Club, Eagle Crest Conference Center and the Ypsilanti Marriott (must show membership card) • Membership card • Membership decal (A) Material value of benefit provided will reduce tax deduction by value of benefit. (B) Current football/basketball season ticket holders retain their current seats. (C) Must also purchase season tickets or single game tickets to access this area.

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E-Gridiron Group

The E-Gridiron Group coordinated reunion activities in 2007 for the 20th Anniversary of the California Bowl Championship team that recorded a 30-27 upset victory over San Jose State University.

The objective of the E-Gridiron Group is to collaborate with the EMU President’s Office, athletic director, head football coach Ron English and his staff, the EMU Student Body, and our fellow Alumni worldwide. “The E-Gridiron Group has been an invaluable resource for the football program and our student-athletes,” said Director of Athletics Dr. Derrick Gragg. “Our mission is to guide support and inspire our student-athletes in their pursuit of excellence, academically, athletically and socially. The generosity and efforts of the EGG allows us to fulfill that mission and has a direct and significant impact on the quality of experience we are able to provide to our football players.” During the past two years the EGG has helped to raise more than $600,000. This is the largest amount of actual gifts received to date for a non-facility related project by a single group in EMU Athletics history. This has helped to provide the football program with numerous upgrades and is helping to level the playing field with the rest of the MAC. Since that official beginning in 2006, the EGG has expanded its goals and objectives to include not only fund-raising, but developing a broader membership program targeted at former football players, which will eventually be expanded to all family and fans of EMU football in future years. More than 250 former football players have joined in just six months of this membership drive. “One of the purposes of forming the E-Gridiron Group was to fill a void and create a rallying point for former football players and EMU supporters,” said Brett Petersmark, E-Gridiron Group President. “The EGG provides an opportunity for people to have an immediate impact on the football program by giving back, helping to build positive momentum, and really allows them to share in the growth and success of the football program and the University. We have heard time and time again from the current team and coaching staff how much they appreciate our support and how important the EGG’s contributions have been in their pursuit of a MAC Championship.”

Khalid Walton (center) accepts the EGG Leadership Award from Brett Petersmark (left) and Keith Stone (right)

The EGG helped create the Players Lounge located inside the Football Team Building

To learn more about the E-Gridiron Group, contact: Brett Petersmark, ‘86 President, E-Gridiron Group 224.558.2339

Craig Fink Associate AD/Development 734.487.8236

For the most up-to-date information regarding E-Gridiron Group events, visit EMUEaglesFootball.com

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E-Club Hall of Fame The Eastern Michigan University alumni varsity letterwinners club, E-Club, sponsors the EMU Athletic Hall of Fame. This year’s class will mark the 34th anniversary of the E-Club Athletic Hall of Fame. The Class of 2009 will then be honored at a basketball game in 2010. Tickets for the Hall of Fame ceremony can be purchased by calling the EMU Athletics

Department at 734.487.8236.

EMU Athletic Hall of Fame Members (1976-2008) A Ron Adams, 1999 Delmar Allman, 1981 Sherry Anderson, 2003 Jim Applegate, 1996 Roger Arnett, 1983 Rha Arnold, 1981 Tommy Asinga, 2005 B Norb Badar, 1988 John Banaszak, 1985 William Barrett, 1984 Gary Bastien, 1989 Charlie Batch, 2009 Louis Batterson, 1979 Charles Eugene Beatty, 1976 James Bell, 1984 James Bibbs, 1979 Dan Boisture, 2005 Ruth Boughner, 1980 Wilbur P. Bowen, 2000 Leighton Boyd, 1980 Santee Brockman, 1983 Jim Brodie, 1991 Joe Brodie, 1993 James M. “Bingo” Brown, 1976 Dr. Walter Gerald Brown, 1997 Ken Bruchanski, 1990 Jack Brusewitz, 2000 Laurie Byrd, 1993 C Sharon (Brown) Calhoun, 2003 Garion Campbell, 1982 Bill Cave, 1989 Clarence Chapman, 1988 Jean Cione, 1986 John Clay, 1995 William “Audie” Cole, 2002 Sherm Collins, 1988 Terry Collins, 1994 Roger Coryell, 2004 Doug Cossey, 1985 Rena Cox, 2002 Clifford Crane, 1982 Hasely Crawford, 1985 William Crouch, 1978 Bob Crosby, 1995 Marsha (Barker) Crosby, 2003 C. Dale Curtiss, 1977 D Mark Dailey, 2004 Dottie Davis, 1990 Glenn Davis, 1987 Jeff Dils, 1990 Marc Dingman, 1998 Earl Dixon, 2004 Donna Donakowski, 1994 Melissa Drouillard, 2004 Jim Dutcher, 2003 E Clare Ebersole, 1988 Dave Ellis, 1986 Ed Engle, 1997 F Tom Fagan, 1991 F.L. “Frosty” Ferzacca, 1994 Angie Fielder, 2001 Charles Forsythe, 1981 John C. Fountain, 1996 William Foy, 1976 G Jon Gates, 2001 Oswald Gaynier, 1993 George Gervin, 1993

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Ralph Gilden, 1983 Cleon Gilliam, 1992 Wardell Gilliam, 1984 Garry Grady, 2003 Jim Grant, 1991 Glenn Gulliver, 1997 Ron Gulyas, 1989 H Charles Hanneman, 1977 Jim Harkema, 1999 Gussie Harris, 1983 Ken Hawk, 1983 Kelly Hebler, 1999 Merrill Hershey, 1979 Earle Higgins, 1997 Charles “Whitey” Hlad, 1977 Chris Hoiles, 2000 Greg Howe, 2006 Bruce Howell, 1986 Carole Huston, 2006 Jeff Huxley, 1991

N Jim Nelson, 2000 Ferris Newman, 1980 O Harry Ockerman, 1977 Ron Oestrike, 1979 Lloyd W. Olds, 1976 Andrea (Bowman) Osika, 1996 Bernard Otto, 1984 Bob Owchinko, 1989 P Chuck Paige, 1985 Lucy Parker, 1995 Bob Parks, 1980 Sue Parks, 1992 Jeff Peck, 1996 Al Pingel, 1982 Leroy Potter, 1999 Dave Pureifory, 1981 Nanette Push, 1998

I Joy Inness, 2008

Q Thomas Quinn, 1978

J Al Jagutis, 2007 Bob Jennings, 2001 Marv Johnson, 1987 Ron Johnson, 1986 Earl Jones, 2002 Hayes Jones, 1977 Jay Jones, 1992 Mike Jones, 1985 Maury Jormakka, 2001 Dazel Jules, 2006

R Larry Radcliff, 1995 Jerry Raymond, 1986 Lindell Reason, 2008 Jeff Reaume, 2008 Frank Reaume, 1990 Ron Rice, 2002 Earl Riskey, 1982 Dean Rockwell, 1977 John “Rocky” Roe, 2001 Waldomar Roeser, 2005 Jenny Romatowski, 2000 Col. Duane Root, 1997 Abe Rosenkrantz, 1981 James Ross, 1991 Bob Rowland, 1987 Elton J. Rynearson, Sr., 1976

K Denise Kaercher, 2000 Kerry Keating, 1995 Jerry Keller, 2009 Marci Kelley, 2007 David Kieft, 1999 Daniel Webster Kirksey, 1978 L Charles Lappeus, 1983 Mark Leonard, 2007 Peter Linn, 2006 Bob Lints, 2006 Ann (Meachum) Lohner, 1989 Grant Long, 1998 M Nick Manych, 1993 Harvey Marlatt, 1979 George Marshall, 1976 Jim Martin, 1981 Kenneth “Beef” Matheson, 1980 Dr. James Matthews, 1995 Stan McConnor, 1988 Tamyka McCord, 2007 Kennedy McIntosh, 1996 Paul McMullen, 2003 Sharon McNie, 2009 George Mead, 2001 Robert Middlekauff, 1978 Kevin Miller, 1994 Lanny Mills, 2002 Randy Mills, 1996 Gordon Minty, 1984 Marv Mittlestat, 1982 Loita “Blink” Molineaux, 1998 J.E. Morcombe, 2002 Hamilton Morningside, 2005 Dick Moseley, 1985 George Muellich, 1979 Roxanne Munch, 2004

S Clarence Sabbath, 1981 Olin Sanders, 1977 Mireille Sankatsing, 2004 Ron Saunders, 1998 Dan Schmitz, 2005 Sara Seegers, 2005 Wayne Seiler, 2000

Edwin Shadford, 1976 Pat Sheridan, 1998 Paul Shoemaker, 1977 Chuck Shonta, 1982 Kenneth “Red” Simmons, 1978 Harold Simons, 2005 Dr. Bob Sims, 1994 Jean Siterlet, 1985 Rodney Slater, 2001 Mark Smith, 1999 Mary Smith, 2002 Tom Smith, 1998 Claude Snarey, 1991 Shirley Spork, 1981 Clemens “C.P.” Steimle, 1994 Col. Bill Stephens, 1987 Raymond L. Stites, 1976 Jim Streeter, 2004 Mike Strickland, 1992 Nikki Stubbs, 2006 T Eugene Thomas, 1997 Bill Tipton, 1986 Fred Trosko, 1982 Leo Turner, 1992 Gary Tyson, 2006 V Andrew Vanyo, 1978 Stan Vinson, 2007 W Arthur Walker, 1979 Neville “Tex” Walker, 1983 James Walsh, 1978 Jeff Washington, 1999 Claudia Wasik, 1997 Frank “Buck” Weeber, 1979 Jack Weiss, 1987 Bob Welch, 1988 George Wendt, 1983 Harry Werbin, 1989 Doug Willer, 2007 Sarah Willis, 2008 Chuck Wilson, 2008 Virgil Windom, 1990 Z Duane Zemper, 1990 William Zepp, 1978

The Hall of Fame Class of 2008 received their awards at a special ceremony, Feb. 21, 2009, and the group was honored between the EMU men’s and women’s basketball games at the Convocation Center. E-Club representatives Angie Fielder, Melissa Bater and Ed Mizinski along with EMU Director of Athletics Dr. Derrick Gragg joined the Class of 2008 at the entrance to the Hall of Fame area in the Convocation Center. Pictured from left to right are: Angie Fielder, Melissa Bater, 2008 Hall of Fame inductees-Sarah Willis, Chuck Wilson, Jeff Reaume, Joy Inniss, and Lindell Reason, Dr. Derrick Gragg, and Ed Mizinski.

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PLAYER HONORS AND LETTERWINNERS

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EMU All-Americans 1930

ANDY VANYO

Walter Camp All-American Second Team Andy Vanyo lettered at Eastern Michigan for four seasons and was named to Walter Camp’s All-American Team as a second team selection. In addition, Vanyo was selected by Knute Rockne as a member of his Midwest All-Star team. He played for Illinois coach Bob Zuppke in the 1930 Midwest-Southwest All-Star game on New Year’s Day in Dallas, Texas. Vanyo was elected to EMU’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978.

1954

BOB MIDDLEKAUFF Small College All-American

Bob Middlekauff was named small college All-American quarterback for Eastern Michigan in 1954. In three years as the starting signal-caller for the Hurons, he set all of the passing and total offense marks and was sixth in the nation in passing in 1954. Middlekauff was also named MVP in the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) that year. His 14 touchdown passes in 1954 was an EMU single-season record and his 33 career touchdown passes was also an EMU record when he graduated. Middlekauff was elected to EMU’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978.

1968

JOHN SCHMIDT

American Football Coaches Association-College Division All-American Team John Schmidt was named to the American Football Coaches All-American team as first team offensive center. In addition, Schmidt won the Elton J. Rynearson Award in 1968 for his combined excellence in athletics and academics.

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1935

CHARLES HANNEMAN

New York Sun All-American Second Team Charles Hanneman earned three letters each in football and basketball and captained the 1935-36 basketball team. Hanneman was named to the second team All-American squad picked by the New York Sun. He went on to become a two-way end for the Detroit Lions and was named to the second team All-Pro squad in 1940. He also was the Lions’ captain that year. Hanneman was elected to EMU’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1977.

1968

GARRY GRADY

Associated Press-College Division All-American Second Team; NAIA All-American Team Garry Grady was named to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ (NAIA) All-American Team and received second team honors on the Associated Press-College Division All-American Team. Grady was named the recipient of the James M. “Bingo” Brown Award in 1968 for his selection as the team’s MVP. He played one season of pro ball with the Miami Dolphins and then joined the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

1969

ROBERT LINTS

American Football Coaches Association-College Division All-American Team; NAIA All-American Team Bob Lints received first-team honors on both the American Football Coaches Association College Division All-American Team and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-American Team. He was also named winner of the James M. “Bingo” Brown Award in 1969 as the team’s most valuable player. Lints was a third round draft choice of the Green Bay Packers but chose not to play pro football.

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EMU All-Americans 1970-71

DAVID PUREIFORY

American Football Coaches Association-College Division All-America Team, 1970-71; NAIA All-American Team, 1970; Associated Press-College Division All-American Second Team, 1970-71 David Pureifory was the first EMU football player to receive mention on three AllAmerica teams in one year and first to win All-America honors for two seasons. He was a first-team selection of the American Football Coaches Association-College Division Team in 1970 and 1971, and first team top pick of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in 1970. He was also a second team All-American on the Associated Press-College Division teams of 1970 and 1971. Pureifory, drafted by Green Bay in the sixth round of the 1972 NFL draft, was a Packer standout until 1978 when he was traded to the Detroit Lions. He was named the Lions’“Most Valuable Defensive Player” of 1980 and was a regular at defensive end until his retirement in 1983. Pureifory was elected to EMU’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1981.

1977

RON JOHNSON

Associated Press-Division I All-American Third Team Ron Johnson was a two-time All-MidAmerican Conference performer who gained third-team All-American honors on the 1977 Associated Press team. Johnson was a fouryear starter in the defensive backfield and accounted for 339 total tackles in his career. After finishing his senior season, Johnson played in both the East-West Shrine All-Star Game and also in the Senior Bowl post-season all-star game. He was voted the North squad’s defensive MVP in the Senior Bowl. He was the first Huron ever drafted in the first round of the National Football League draft when he was the 22nd player in the country picked in the 1978 spring draft. Johnson was elected to EMU’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1986, and also was a member in the inaugural class of the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame in 1988.

1979

TOM PARM

Associated Press-Division I All-American Honorable Mention Tom Parm received honorable mention All-American honors by the Associated Press for his outstanding play during 1979. Parm caught 41 passes for 701 yards, a 17.1-yard reception average, and was 11th in the nation in kickoff returns with 19 for 472 yards – an average of 24.8 per return. Parm was a four-year letterman and when he graduated he held EMU career records for passes caught (101), receiving yardage (1,711), as well as the single-season yardage record (701). Parm was also awarded first-team All-Mid-American Conference honors in 1979.

1973

JAMES PIETRZAK

American Football Coaches Association College Division I All-American Team; Football News College Division All-American Team; Associated Press Little All-American Team Jim Pietrzak was named to three AllAmerican teams in 1973 as an offensive tackle. He was named to the Kodak College Division I first team by a vote of members of the American Football Coaches Association. The former University of Detroit High School star and Hamtramck, Mich. native was also named to the Football News-College Division First Team and the Associated Press Small College Third Team. He was drafted and signed by the New York Giants of the National Football League. Pietrzak was elected to EMU’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.

1986 and 1987

GARY PATTON

Associated Press-Division I All-American Honorable Mention Gary Patton earned honorable mention Division I All-American honors by the Associated Press in both the 1986 and 1987 seasons. He rushed for 1,058 yards and caught 37 passes for 371 yards in 1986 and was a unanimous first-team All-Mid-American Conference pick. He came back in 1987 to help lead the Hurons to a school-record 10-2 record, the first-ever MAC football title, and a 30-27 win over San Jose State in the ‘87 California Bowl. Patton was named EMU’s Most Valuable Player in the California Bowl in a vote by ESPN after leading all rushers with 130 yards on 21 carries and one touchdown run. He gained 1,242 yards and scored 13 touchdowns in ‘87. Patton was drafted in the seventh round of the 1988 NFL draft by the New York Jets.

1986

BRETT PETERSMARK

Associated Press-Division I - All-American Honorable Mention Brett Petersmark was named honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press for his outstanding play during the 1986 season. He joined teammate Gary Patton on that squad. Petersmark was EMU’s starting offensive center for three straight seasons, 1984, 1985, 1986 and was a first-team All-Mid-American Conference center in 1986 after being selected as the honorable mention AllMAC center in 1985. After graduation he went on to play for the Houston Oilers of the NFL in 1987.

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EMU All-Americans 1987

1987

RON ADAMS

BRIAN CLOUSE

Associated Press-Division I - All-American Honorable Mention

Associated Press-Division I - All-American Honorable Mention

Ron Adams earned honorable mention Division I All-American honors by the Associated Press for helping lead the 1987 EMU football team to the Mid-American Conference championship and a victory in the California Bowl. A senior quarterback from Taylor, Mich., Adams finished the ‘87 season with 107 completions in 202 attempts for 1,527 yards and six touchdown passes to help direct the Hurons to a 10-2 record, the best in school history. He was a unanimous first-team All-Mid-American Conference quarterback selection and was also EMU’s James M. “Bingo” Brown Award winner as the team’s Most Valuable Offensive Player. He completed a 32-yard pass to wide receiver Craig Ostrander with just 3:59 left in the game to lead Eastern to a 30-27 victory over San Jose State in the California Bowl, Dec. 12, 1987.

Brian Clouse earned honorable mention Division I All-American honors by the Associated Press for helping lead the 1987 EMU football team to the Mid-American Conference championship and a victory in the California Bowl. A senior offensive guard, Clouse was one of the key members of a line that enabled the Hurons to roll up 4,275 yards in total offense in 1987 as well as scoring 343 points, the second-best output in EMU history. Clouse was chosen as the 1987 Mid-American Conference Lineman of the Year in an award jointly sponsored by the Miller Lite Brewing Company and The MAC Bulletin. Clouse was also a first-team All-MAC performer in ‘87.

1987

1998

CHARLES GORDON

L.J. SHELTON

Associated Press-Division I - All-American Honorable Mention

The Football News -Third-Team All-American

Charles Gordon earned honorable mention Division I All-American honors by the Associated Press for helping lead the 1987 EMU football team to the Mid-American Conference championship and a victory in the California Bowl. A sophomore defensive back, Gordon was named to the All-American Sophomore Team by The Football News and was also a first-team All-MAC performer in ‘87. He helped lead the Hurons to a school-record 10-2 record, the first-ever MAC football championship, and a 30-27 win over San Jose State in the California Bowl. Gordon led the team in interceptions with five.

L.J. Shelton was named third-team All-America by The Football News after the 1998 season. The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Shelton, was a twotime, first-team All-Mid-American Conference selection at offensive left tackle. He became the first player in EMU football history to earn invitations to four post-season senior All-Star games. Shelton chose to participate in just one post-season game, the Senior Bowl, and he played the entire game at offensive left tackle. Shelton then became the highest draft choice in school history when he was the 21st pick in the 1999 National Football League Draft as a first-round selection of the Arizona Cardinals. Ron Johnson was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 22nd pick in the first round of the 1977 draft.

2004

ANDREW WELLOCK

Associated Press-Division I - Third-Team All-American The 2004 season was a memorable one for Eastern Michigan University place-kicker Andrew Wellock as the sophomore earned multiple honors for an outstanding year. Wellock was named third-team All-American by the Associated Press, finished runnerup for the Lou Groza Award which is given annually to the top place-kicker in the NCAA Division I ranks, and was a first-team All-MidAmerican Conference pick. Wellock turned in an outstanding sophomore season in 2004, booting 21-of-23 field goal attempts and 32-of-33 PAT’s. He tied the EMU record with a 52-yard field goal against Idaho (Oct. 2). Wellock booted four

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field goals, including a 50 yarder, as well as the game-winning 24-yard field goal in EMU’s 61-58 four-overtime win over Central Michigan (Nov. 6) at Ford Field in Detroit. Wellock finished the season tied with Michigan State’s David Rayner as the leading place-kicker in the nation with a 1.91 field goals per-game average and 22nd in scoring at 8.64 points pergame. He became EMU’s single-season points scored leader with 95. Wellock was one of seven kickers in the Division I-A ranks that handled all of the placekicking, kickoff, and punting duties. He averaged 37.2 yards per punt.

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EMU All-Americans 2005

DANIEL HOLTZCLAW

Football Writers of America - First-Team Freshman All-American; The Sporting News Third-Team Freshman All-American; CollegeFootballNews.com Third-Team All-American

2006

ZACH JOHNSON

The Sporting News Honorable Mention Freshman All-American

Daniel Holtzclaw was named first-team Freshman All-America by the Football Writers of America after an outstanding freshman season. The 6-foot-1, 222-pound Holtzclaw tied for the Mid-American Conference lead in interceptions with five, a number which ranked him ninth in the nation. He finished third on the team in tackles with 91 and had 5.5 tackles-for-loss of 12 yards. He started all 11 games at middle linebacker for the Eagles. For his great play in 2005, Holtzclaw was named to three freshman All-American teams. He was named first-team freshman All-America by the Football Writers Association of America; and selected third-team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News and CollegeFootballNews.com.

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Zach Johnson was named honorable mention All-American on the 2006 freshman football team picked by The Sporting News. After sitting out the 2005 season as a redshirt, Johnson took over the starting punting role after the first game of 2006 and became one of the top punters in the nation, making the semifinalist list of the Ray Guy Award which is given annually to the top punter in the NCAA Division 1 ranks. Johnson finished the season with a 40.0 yard average with 65 punts for 2,603 yards, including dropping 20 inside the 20-yard line.

EMU’s All-America Selections

Andy Vanyo.................................................................................................................................... Walter Camp 2nd Team Charles Hanneman.................................................................................................................... New York Sun 2nd Team Bob Middlekauff.............................................................................................................................................. Small College Garry Grady......................................................................................................................................................NAIA 1st Team . ................................................................................................................. Associated Press College Division 2nd Team John Schmidt....................................................................................................... American Football Coaches-College Robert Lints......................................................................................................................................................NAIA 1st Team . ................................................................................................................American Football Coaches-College Division Dave Pureifory.................................................................................................................................................NAIA 1st Team . ...............................................................................................................American Football Coaches-College Division, . ................................................................................................................. Associated Press College Division-2nd Team Dave Pureifory............................................................................................... Associated Press College Div.-2nd Team . ................................................................................................................ American Football Coaches College Division James Pietrzak...................................................................................................... Associated Press Little All-American . ...............................................................................................................................American Football Coaches-1st Team . .................................................................................................................................. The Football News College Division Ron Johnson........................................................................................................ Associated Press Division I-3rd Team Tom Parm......................................................................................... Associated Press Division I-Honorable Mention Gary Patton..................................................................................... Associated Press Division I-Honorable Mention Brett Petersmark............................................................................ Associated Press Division I-Honorable Mention Ron Adams...................................................................................... Associated Press Division I-Honorable Mention Brian Clouse.................................................................................... Associated Press Division I-Honorable Mention Charles Gordon.............................................................................. Associated Press Division I-Honorable Mention Gary Patton..................................................................................... Associated Press Division I-Honorable Mention L.J. Shelton........................................................................................................................... The Football News 3rd Team Andrew Wellock................................................................................................. Associated Press Division 1-3rd Team Daniel Holtzclaw.....................................................................Football Writers of America - First Team Freshman; . ..................................................................................................................... The Sporting News Third-Team Freshman; . ........................................................................................................ CollegeFootballNews.com Third-Team Freshman Zach Johnson........................................................................... The Sporting News Honorable Mention Freshman

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Player Honors Year Player 1955 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1988 1998 1999 2003 2004 2008 2009

National Football League Draft Choices

Draft No. Team Round

Nick Manych Bob Lints Al Clark Dave Pureifory Will Foster Sam Elmore Bill Dulac Ron Fernandes Jim Pietrzak Dave Boone Frank Kolch Mike Strickland Clarence Chapman Mark Carter Jim Stansik Ron Johnson Gary Patton Charlie Batch L.J. Shelton Kevin Walter Chris R. Roberson Jason Jones T.J. Lang

N/A 353 72 142 170 325 167 260 132 285 333 363 204 264 319 22 172 60 21 255 237 54 109

Baltimore Colts Green Bay Packers Detroit Lions Green Bay Packers Philadelphia Eagles New England Patriots Los Angeles Rams Miami Dolphins New York Giants Minnesota Vikings Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings Oakland Raiders Miami Dolphins San Diego Chargers Pittsburgh Steelers New York Jets Detroit Lions Arizona Cardinals New York Giants Jacksonville Jaguars Tennessee Titans Green Bay Packers

21st Round 3rd Round 3rd Round 6th Round 7th Round 13th Round 7th Round 10th Round 6th Round 11th Round 13th Round 14th Round 7th Round 10th Round 12th Round 1st Round 7th Round 2nd Round 1st Round 7th Round 7th Round 2nd Round 4th Round Bob Middlekauff (1951-54) was a two-time Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference first-team selection in 1953 and 1954 and earned Small College All-American honors in 1954.

EMU Did You Know? This is the 41st year that Eastern Michigan University has called Rynearson Stadium home. Just over two million fans have seen EMU play in Rynearson. In 21 of the 39 years, Eastern has averaged more than 11,000 fans per home date. The 1995 season proved to be the record-breaking year for Rynearson Stadium attendance. A single-game record crowd of 25,009 was on hand, Sept. 16, 1996, to watch the Eagles dismantle UNLV, 51-6. That four-game ‘95 season also proved to be a best for season average attendance of 22,602. The stadium is named after legendary Eastern Michigan coach Elton J. Rynearson, Sr. He was the head football coach for 28 seasons and complied a win-loss record of 114-58-15, including one stretch from 1925-33 when his teams lost just six games. Rynearson served the school for 46 years as a football and basketball coach as well as athletics director. * The 2004-2007 seasons included one neutral-site game, the Collegiate Clash played at Ford Field in Detroit. All four of those games counted in the total home attendance but not in the Rynearson Stadium overall record or attendance figures. In 2004 at Ford Field the Eagles won a dramatic 61-58 four-overtime decision over Central Michigan before 24,423 fans. The 2005 game at Ford Field, between EMU and Western Michigan, was an equally exciting game with WMU taking a 44-36 win before 11,191 fans. In 2006, Navy used a strong ground game to record a 49-21 win, while in 2007 Northwestern pulled out a 26-14 victory in front of a national television audience on ESPNU. #Official paid attendance

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Year 2008 2007* 2006* 2005* 2004* 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 Total

Games 5 5 5 4 5 7 6 5 6 4 5 5 6 4 5 6 4 5 4 6 5 5 6 5 5 6 5 5 4 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 4 6 5 4 197

Record 2-3 2-3 1-3 2-3 1-4 3-4 3-3 2-3 3-3 3-1 1-4 2-3 2-4 3-1 2-3 2-4 1-3 1-3-1 2-2 5-1 3-2 5-0 5-1 2-3 2-2-1 1-5 1-3-1 0-5 0-4 1-3-1 2-3 5-1 2-3 3-2 2-3 5-0 2-2 5-0-1 5-0 3-1 96-96-5

Attendance 94,756# 37,241 77,550# 20,874 71,937 78,818 64,599 66,382 60,163 47,290 60,012 70,380 70,061 90,405 61,074 74,600 60,005 49,283 64,676 85,324 87,017 79,727 89,798 66,464 94,621 50,168 49,475 38,159 32,328 28,343 35,912 59,059 47,060 36,197 48,700 41,000 45,674 67,460 29,500 45,132 2,209,759

Avg. 18,951 7,448 15,510 5,219 14,388 11,260 10,767 13,276 10,027 11,822 12,002 14,076 11,677 22,602 12,215 12,433 15,002 9,857 16,169 14,220 17,403 15,945 14,966 13,293 18,924 8,361 9,895 7,632 8,082 5,669 7,182 9,843 9,412 7,239 9,740 8,200 11,419 11,243 5,900 11,283 11,217

Gary Patton (34) goes up the middle in the 1987 California Bowl between EMU and San JosĂŠ State. Patton earned Associated PressDivision I All-American Honorable Mention honors during his career at EMU.

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Player Honors

Two in a row: EMU QB Charlie Batch (left) was a second-round draft choice of the Detroit Lions in 1998 and L.J. Shelton (right) was a first-round selection of the Arizona Cardinals in 1999.

Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First Team Selections 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955

Harry Mail Vaskin Badalow Nick Manych Mike Orend Chris Armelagos Bob Boyd Tom Fagan Bob McCullough Dick Moseley George Melzow Nick Manych George Melzow Bob Middlekauff Barry Basel Bob Middlekauff Dick Moseley Barry Basel Gerald Brown Virgil Windom

1956 Gerald Brown 1957 Carl Elliott Kerry Keating - MVP Charles Shonta 1958 Carl Elliott Alex Klukach Charles Shonta 1959 Albert Day 1960 Gary Dode Nicholas Genova Norman Jacobs William Yanis 1961 Leroy Fahle Nick Genova* Norm Jacobs * Was chosen as a tackle on the state of Michigan National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-Star team, EMU’s first-ever pick to that team.

Bob Navarro (1987-90) was named first team AllMid-American Conference and to The SportingNews Honorable Mention AllAmerican team in 1989 after leading EMU with 12 interceptions. The mark still stands as a school record for a single season.

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Miscellaneous Honors

Jeff Bixler....................NCAA Divison II-Hon. Men. All-America Ron Adams............................................................................................. ...........................ESPN Player of the Game (11-5-87) vs. Toledo Jim Colosimo.......................................................................................... ......................ESPN Lineman of the Game (11-5-87) vs. Toledo Brian Clouse..........................................MAC Lineman of the Year Charles Gordon..................................Football News Third-team ................................................................... Sophomore All-America Steve Palmateer.................................................................................... ..........................................Josh Bryant Award-California Bowl VII Gary Patton............................................................................................. ........................................Most Valuble Player-California Bowl VII Bob Navarro............................................................................................ ................................ The Sporting News Hon. Men. All-America Richard Palmer...................................................................................... ................................. Football News Def. Player of Week (10/19) ........................... Sports Illustrated Def. Player of Week (10/19) Craig Thompson.......................... AT&T National Long Distance ........................................................“Kickoff Return” Award (10-31) Steve Clay................................................................................................ .......................... AT&T National Long Distance “Kickoff Return” ...........................................................................................Award (11-6) Steve Clay................................................................................................ ...............................AT&T National Long Distance “Punt Return” ..........................................................................................Award, (10-8) Steve Clay................................................................................................ ................AT&T National Long Distance “Punt Return” Leader Steve Clay................................................................................................ .......................... AT&T National Long Distance “Kickoff Return” .............................................................................................Award (9-9) EMU Team................................................................................................ .........................NCAA Division I-A Punt Return Leader-Season Charlie Batch/Ta-if Kumasi................................................................ .........................................................................Shared AT&T National ........................Long Distance “Passing Play” Award (10-18-97) Justin Ventura.............................. AT&T National Long Distance ......................................................... “Field-Goal” Award (10-25-97) L.J. Shelton.............................................................................................. ................Selected for four postseason senior All-Star games C.R. Roberson.......................................................Huntington Bank ................................... Player of the Game vs. Buffalo (10-27-01) Andy Schmitt.......................Named the Walter Camp Football .................Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week ...................................................................................................... (11-29)

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