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armantiedwards appalachian state quarterback • 2006-09

• The only two-time winner of the Walter Payton Award as the ncaa Division i Fcs player of the Year (2008 and ’09) • First four-time all-American in school history • Two-time Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Year (2008 and ’09) • 2009-10 socon Male athlete of the Year • Only player in ncaa Division i (Fcs and Fbs) history with 9,000 passing yards and 4,000 rushing yards in a career • second in ncaa Division i Fcs history with 14,753 yards of total offense • second-most rushing yards by a quarterback in ncaa Division i Fcs history (4,361) • socon’s all-time leading passer (10,392 yards) • two ncaa Division i Football national championships (2006 and ’07) • First quarterback in socon history to lead team to four conference championships • 42-7 in 49 career starts • 64 school records and 14 southern conference records • third-round selection (89th overall) of the carolina panthers in the 2010 nFl Draft eDWarDs’ career statistics Year

GP/GS

Comp.

Att.

2006 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

15/13 11/11 13/13 12/12 51/49

167 148 196 257 768

274 222 306 378 1,180

Passing Int. Yds.

TD

Long

No.

10 7 9 7 33

15 17 30 12 74

79 68 72 74 79

188 237 193 137 755

2,251 1,948 2,902 3,291 10,392

Rushing Yds. TD

1,153 1,588 941 679 4,361

15 21 11 18 65

Long

Total Offense

Points Responsible For

44 80 76 40 80

3,404 3,536 3,843 3,970 14,753

180 228 248 180 836


this is appalachianfootball • • • • • •

CHAMPIONSHIP TRADITION FIRST-CLASS FACILITIES NATION’S BEST GAMEDAY EXPERIENCE PLAYING IN THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT EXCELLENCE IN THE CLASSROOM WORLD-CLASS UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY


thrEE-timE nCaa diVision i FootBaLL nationaL Champions 2005 • 2006 • 2007

Championship tradition

appalachian is the only program to ever win three-consecutive nCaa division i FCs/i-aa national championships and the only division i program (FCs or FBs) in the past 64 years to claim three national titles in a row. nCaa proGrams With thrEE-straiGht nationaL Championships team (division) Years minnesota (i*) ..................................1934-36 army (i*) ..........................................1944-46 augustana (iii .................................1983-86 north alabama (ii) ...........................1993-95 mount Union (iii) .............................1996-98; 2000-02 appaLaChian (i-aa/FCs*) ..............2005-07

* nCaa division i split into two football subdivisions in 1979 — i-a and i-aa, now known as FBs (Football Bowl subdivision — formerly division i-a) and FCs (Football Championship subdivision — formerly division i-aa).

most ConsECUtiVE SoCon Championships* 6 Georgia southern 1997-2002 5 appaLaChian 2005-09 4 West Virginia 1953-56 4 Furman 1980-83 most SoCon Championships* no. team 12 Furman 10 appalachian 10 duke 8 Georgia southern 8 West Virginia 7 Vmi

First 1978 1986 1933 1993 1953 1951

Last 2004 2009 1952 2004 1967 1977

* since the soCon began officially crowning a football champion in 1933

SoCon rECords sinCE 2000 (soCon games only) school record pct. appalachian is the only program to ever win three-consecutive appalachian state 62-14 .816 nCaa division i FCs/i-aa national championships and the only Furman 53-23 .697 division i program (FCs or FBs) in the past 64 years to claim three Georgia southern 51-25 .671 national titles in a row. Wofford 48-28 .632 samford (2008-pres.) 7-9 .438 appalachian is the only school from the state of north Carolina Elon (2003-pres.) 22-30 .423 to ever win an nCaa football national championship and the only East tennessee st. (2000-03) 12-20 .375 public institution in the state to win a national title on any level of the Citadel 24-52 .316 college football. Chattanooga 22-54 .289 Western Carolina 22-54 .289 Vmi (2000-02) 5-19 .208


10-timE soUthErn ConFErEnCE Champions 1986 • 1987 • 1991 • 1995 • 1999 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009

aLL-timE LonGEst WinninG strEaKs in soCon GamEs 30 West Virginia .........................1952-59 20 appalachian s 2007-current 20 alabama ................................1924-26 20 tulane ....................................1929-32 17 duke .....................................1934-37 16 East Carolina .........................1971-74 15 Georgia southern ..................1997-99 13 duke ......................................1942-45 13 Furman ..................................1988-89 12 appalachian s .................2005-06 12 Clemson .................................1938-41 most Wins BY diVision i tEams (2005-pres.) team Wins 1) appalachian state 61 2) montana 59 3) Boise s 58 t 58 5) Florida 56 UsC ...................................................56

SoCon rECords sinCE 2000 (soCon games only) school record pct. appalachian state 62-14 .816 Furman 53-23 .697 Georgia southern 51-25 .671 Wofford 48-28 .632 samford (2008-pres.) 7-9 .438 Elon (2003-pres.) 22-30 .423 East tennessee st. (2000-03) 12-20 .375 the Citadel 24-52 .316 Chattanooga 22-54 .289 Western Carolina 22-54 .289 Vmi (2000-02) 5-19 .208 nCaa diVision i proGrams (FCs or FBs) With FiVE-straiGht 10-Win sEasons (2005-09) • appalachian state • ohio state • texas • Virginia tech

appaLaChian statE 34, miChiGan 32

on sept. 1, 2007, appalachian state stunned the sports world by defeating college football’s all-time winningest program, the University of michigan, 34-32, in front of 109,218 at U-m’s famed “Big house.” By beating the Wolverines, the nation’s fifth-ranked team in the associated press top 25 college football poll, appalachian became the first nCaa division i Football Championship subdivision team to ever defeat a nationally ranked Football Bowl subdivision team. the victory also prompted the ap to change its 71-year-old policy to allow all division i teams, regardless of subdivision, to receive votes in its top 25 poll. For more on ASU’s historic win over Michigan, see p. 171


First-CLass FaCiLitiEs

appaLaChian athLEtiCs CEntEr

the crown jewel of asU’s $50 million athletics facilities enhancements is the appalachian athletics Center, located on the west side of Kidd Brewer stadium. the appalachian athletics Center is the home of mountaineer football, with all of the amenities needed for success on and off the field located under one roof.


• 9,000-square-foot ASU football locker room • 9,000-square-foot athletic training room, including state-of-the-art hydrotherapy center • 9,000-square-foot strength and conditioning center • Spacious meeting rooms and players’ lounge • Student-athlete computer lab • Football coaches’ office suite, including a day office for visiting NFL scouts • 600 club seats and club lounge • 19 luxury suites • High-tech press box for gameday operations and media


First-CLass FaCiLitiEs

Kidd BrEWEr stadiUm

Kidd Brewer Stadium is one of the most picturesque and intimidating settings in all of college football. Nestled in the heart of asU’s campus, “the rock” has been the home of the mountaineers since 1962. the stadium underwent a massive renovation project that was completed prior to the 2009 season. renovations included: • the addition of a 4,400-seat upper deck on the stadium’s east side and premium seating in the new appalachian athletics Center on the west side that raised the stadium’s official seating capacity by 5,000 to 21,650 seats. With grass seating in the south end zone and standing-room areas, the rock can accommodate crowds of 30,000-plus. • a new state-of-the-art wide-screen videoboard. • Welcome to the rock ticket plaza on the stadium’s northeast side, including two-ton Welcome to the rock display and new ticket-sales and will-call building. • installation of wrought-iron fencing and brick columns around the perimeter of the stadium and playing field for enhanced aesthetics and functionality. • Construction of new restroom and concessions facilities on east concourse and south end zone, as well as complete makeover of existing restrooms and concession areas on the west concourse. a total of 200 new restrooms were added to the stadium to better accommodate asU’s large crowds. • a complete overhaul of the stadium’s entrances to allow fans to enter and leave the facility more easily.


soFiELd FamiLY indoor praCtiCE FaCiLitY adjacent to Kidd Brewer stadium and the appalachian athletics Center, the sofield Family indoor practice Facility features an 80x60-yard Fieldturf surface which allows all 20 mountaineer varsity teams to practice and train while protected from the high Country elements. the sofield Facility offiicially opened in october 2007.


WELComE to thE roCK Kidd BrEWEr stadiUm rEGULar-sEason attEndanCE aVEraGEs

2009 • 25,969

no. 1 in division i FCs 120 percent of 21,650-seat capacity

2008 • 28,727

no. 1 in division i FCs 143 percent of 20,150-seat capacity

2007 • 27,140

no. 1 in division i FCs 163 percent of 16,650-seat capacity

2006 • 22,589

no. 2 in division i FCs 136 percent of 16,650-seat capacity

2005 • 23,169

no. 2 in division i-aa 139 percent of 16,650-seat capacity


• appalachian has won 48 of its last 51 games at Kidd Brewer stadium. • asU won 30-consecutive home games from sept. 20, 2003-oct. 20, 2007. the home winning streak was the longest in all of division i (FCs or FBs). • the mountaineers have played in front of over-capacity crowds for 28-straight regular-season games at Kidd Brewer stadium.


stUdEnt-athLEtE sUpport

aCadEmiC sErViCEs

appalachian values academic excellence as well as athletic achievements and insists individuals are students first and athletes second. academic services for student-athletes helps students prioritize academics by providing a comprehensive support system throughout the college career. through the efforts of the University’s Learning assitance program, the office of academic services for athletes is coordinated by Kim sherrill, who works directly with asU’s football student-athletes. she is assisted by pierre Banks, Erin Justice, Jonathan reeder and John sevier. the entire staff is comprised of former collegiate student-athletes, including Banks and reeder who were scholar-athletes for asU’s football and baseball programs, respectively. support services offered to all asU intercollegiate student-athletes include: • orientation • academic advising • career and personal counseling • free tutoring • NCAA eligibility information • priority registration • athletic study halls • progress reports in addition, academic services attends to the needs of the student-athlete while traveling to road games with laptops that can be checked out by student-athletes to work on assignments while on the road. academic study space is an integral component of the appalachian athletics Center, as the building features a computer lab for exclusive use by asU student-athletes and ample space for study hall and tutoring.

sports mEdiCinE

Few programs play a role as essential to the continued success of the mountaineers as sports medicine. asU sports medicine provides preventative care that helps studentathletes avoid injury and post-injury treatment that allows student-athletes to return to competition as soon as possible. Under the direction of head athletic trainer Jason robey and head football trainer Justin smith, appalachian sports medicine has four spacious facilities at its disposal in the appalachian athletics Center, owens Field house, Varsity Gym and the holmes Center. Each training room is equipped with state-of-the art equipment to ensure the health and welfare of the student-athlete. the sports medicine staff is bolstered by one of the finest athletic training education programs in the nation. the program has been in existence for more than 25 years and was one of the first nata approved programs. it is accredited by CaatE.

asU and niKE

nike is the official apparel and footwear provider for appalachian athletics. since 2007, nike has produced uniforms, off-field apparel and coaches’ sideline wear for mountaineer football. For the third-straight year, nike will provide asU with an “alternate” third uniform to be worn in place of the apps’ traditional black and white jerseys for selected games this fall. this year’s alternate jersey is from nike’s pro Combat line, which has also been featured by Florida, miami (Fla.), tCU and other prominent programs over the past year. appalachian’s version of the pro Combat jerseys are gold with black tackle-twill numerals, black sleeves with white tackle-twill numerals and black ornamental stitching on the shoulder pads. the mountaineers are expected to debut the alternate jerseys on sept. 18 when they host north Carolina Central at Kidd Brewer stadium.


strEnGth and ConditioninG pLaYEr dEVELopmEnt

the mission of appalachian speed, strength and conditioning is to assist student-athletes to reach their full athletic potential. this mission is attained by reducing the athlete’s potential for injury during competition and increasing his/her overall athleticism and power. the asU speed, strength and conditioning staff incorporates a variety of training methods to ensure that a studentathlete reaches his/her full athletic potential. those methods include: • resistance training • speed development • sport-specific conditioning • dynamic flexibility • scientific analysis to better understand how to train each athlete

ASU’s primary weight room is a 9,000-square-foot facility located on the second level of the appalachian athletic Center. the year-old facility includes brand-new, top-of-the-line strength-training and conditioning equipment.

Nike Pro Combat Alternate Uniforms

For those wishing to continue their football career at the professional level, appalachian provides support and counsel to help make that dream come true. strength and conditioning coach mike Kent serves as asU’s professional football liaison. in that capacity, Coach Kent acts as the bridge between professional scouts and the student-athlete. he also offers his expertise in weight training and conditioning for those who are pursuing a professional career. Each spring, appalachian hosts a pro day, which allows former mountaineers to showcase their skills to a gathering of professional football scouts. over the past three years, nearly all of the national Football League 32 teams sent coaches and scouts to the asU campus to evaluate appalachian’s professional hopefuls first-hand. appalachian has become known in the professional ranks as a breeding ground for gridiron talent. Currently, five former mountaineers are among the nFL ranks, including 2010 third-round nFL draft selection armanti Edwards (Carolina panthers). Former mountaineers that have already made a mark on the nFL scene include current pros, Jason Hunter (Detroit Lions) and Marques Murrell (New England patriots), Corey Lynch (tampa Bay Buccaneers) and dexter Jackson (Carolina panthers), as well as standouts dexter Coakley, dino hackett and John settle, who all made pro Bowl appearances during their nFL careers. in addition to the nFL, former mountaineers dot the rosters of teams in the Canadian Football League, arena Football League and various minor leagues throughout north america. For a complete list of appalachian’s professional football players, see the inside back cover. For a list of Mountaineer alums that have gone on to enjoy careers in the NFL, see page 200.


nationaL spotLiGht

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53 of appalachian’s last 94 games have been televised 22 of those were on national networks 2.547 million viewers tuned in to last year’s national semifinal between appalachian and montana, good for a 1.9 rating (4 share), making it the highest-rated FCs postseason game ever. 93 million households had the opportunity to tune in on Espn2 when no. 2 asU demolished no. 3 Wofford, 70-24, in front of a Kidd Brewer stadium-record 30,931 fans on Friday, oct. 31, 2008 The following media outlets have featured the Mountaineers in recent years:

nationaL tELEVision/radio

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Espn sportsCenter Espn First take Espn College Football Live Fox sports net Best damn sports show, period Espn College Gameday Cnn headline news Espn radio mike and mike in the morning Espn radio College Gameday Fox sports radio sporting news radio Espn radio Game night

print (original stories)

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sports illustrated (Cover story) sports illustrated for Kids Usa today Usa today sports Weekly (Cover story) new York times (page 1a) Washington post Chicago tribune • Fort Worth star-telegram atlanta Journal-Constitution • hartford Courant Baltimore sun • newark star-Ledger Columbus dispatch • orlando sentinel dallas morning news • the sporting news


armanti EdWards Four-time all-american 2008 & 2009 Walter payton award dEXtEr CoaKLEY three-time all-american 1995 & 1996 Buck Buchanan award

CorEY LYnCh three-time all-american 2007 Buchanan award Finalist

JErrY moorE 2009 Liberty mutual Coach of the Year 2006 Eddie robinson award 2005, 2006 & 2007 aFCa national Coach of the Year

d.J. CampBELL 1992 cademic all-american

daVon FoWLKEs 2004 all-american, payton award finalist, nCaa receiving and total offense champion

nationaL rECoGnition • the only two-time winner of the Walter payton award (the “FCs heisman trophy”) — armanti Edwards, 2008 & 2009 • the only two-time winner of the Buck Buchanan award (FCs defensive player of the Year) — dexter Coakley, 1995 & 1996 • one of only two schools to boast winners of the payton, Buchanan and Eddie robinson (top FCs coach — Jerry moore, 2006) awards. • 9 Buck Buchanan award finalists • 4 Walter payton award finalists • 77 all-americans (6 in 2009) • 6 academic all-americans • 6 nCaa statistical champions • 43 national players of the week


appaLaChian statE UniVErsitY and thE hiGh CoUntrY Located in the Blue ridge mountains of northwestern north Carolina, appalachian state University has built a national reputation for providing outstanding academics. With a student/faculty ratio of 17:1 and an average class size of 25, faculty members are able to take a personal interest in student progress, often becoming mentors, advisers, and friends - even tennis partners. that can only happen in a close-knit community. nestled at the base of howard Knob, the University is located in downtown Boone, n.C. (yearround pop. 15,000), a small town which thrives as one of the southeast’s premier tourism and outdoor recreation destinations. the nearby Blue ridge parkway and pisgah national Forest provide a beautiful natural setting with unlimited possibilities for outdoor adventure. • For more on ASU and the High Country, see pp. 201-208.


HISTORY & TRADITIONS THE UNIVERSITY

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

Derek DeSha, Detroit Lions, Mark Dula, East Carolina University athletics, Marie Freeman (ASU creative services), Meghan Gay, Georgia Tech athletics, Willis Glasgow (WG Photos), Grogan & Fralick, Rick Hartgrove, Melanie Hatton, Lauren Hutchinson (Lauren Hutchinson Photography), Leila Jackson (ASU creative services), Kansas City Chiefs, Suzi Lawson, Dave Mayo, Ben McKeown, Brian McLawhorn (Rivals.com), Robert Moore, New England Patriots, Tommy Penick, Mike Rominger (ASU public affairs), Saskatchewan Roughriders, Michael Sassano, David Scearce, Bill Sheffield, Southern Conference, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Troy Tuttle (ASU creative services), University of Texas athletics, Virginia Military Institute athletics, Washington Redskins, Watauga Democrat, Winston-Salem Journal PRINTING: Multi-Ad Sports (Joe Dalfonso, Marcia Schwartz), Peoria, Ill.

RECORD BOOK

CREDITS

DESIGN AND EDITOR: Mike Flynn EDITORIAL ASSISTANCE: Charles Cochrum, Courtney Burchett, Eric Bohannon, Parick Moree, Reuben Singleton, Drew Ayers, Tyler Miller, Jonathan Watts, Erik Rhyne, Josh Thompson, Justin Smith, Jay Sutton, David Jackson, Mike Kent, Kim Sherrill, Appalachian football coaching staff, Linda Coutant, Beth Alexander, Patrick Setzer, Kimberly Stark COVER DESIGN: Charles Cochrum PHOTOGRAPHY: ASU Alumni Association, ASU athletics archives, ASU sports information staff, Patrick Adams, The Appalachian, Asheville Citizen-Times, Baltimore Ravens, Dale Barbee, Boise Burn, Mark Campbell (College Sporting News), Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Observer, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Adam Cline, Keith Cline, Tony Coats, Dallas Cowboys, Tim Davin (ASU creative services),

2009 IN REVIEW

APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY Educating North Carolina’s Citizens and Leaders....................................................................... 200 Points of Pride..........................................................................................................................................201 Appalachian Through The Years/Today/Traditions.................................................................... 202 Chancellor Dr. Kenneth E. Peacock.................................................................................................. 203 Faculty Athletic Representative Dr. Alan Hauser/University Leadership............................ 204 Appalachian Alumni Association...................................................................................................... 205 Boone, North Carolina.......................................................................................................................... 206

2010 OPPONENTS

2010 OPPONENTS Matchups at a Glance..............................................................................................................................74 Opponents Capsules and Notes................................................................................................... 74-79 All-Time Series vs. 2010 Opponents............................................................................................ 80-83 Series Records vs. All Opponents................................................................................................. 84-85 Series Records vs. Division I Conferences.........................................................................................86

HISTORY AND TRADITIONS Yosef............................................................................................................................................................150 The Old Mountain Jug.......................................................................................................................... 151 Retired Numbers........................................................................................................................... 152-153 Appalachian Heroes..............................................................................................................................154 ASU Athletics Hall of Fame/75th Anniversary Team.................................................................. 155 All-Americans.................................................................................................................................. 156-157 Honors and Awards...................................................................................................................... 158-159 All-Southern Conference............................................................................................................ 160-161 All-North State/Carolinas Conference, Southern Conference Players of the Week........ 162 Southern Conference Statistical Champions............................................................................... 163 Memorable Games....................................................................................................................... 164-169 All-Time Roster............................................................................................................................... 170-179 All-Time Coaching Records/All-Time Assistant Coaches.......................................................... 180 Mentors From The Mountain............................................................................................................. 181 Year-By-Year Records.................................................................................................................... 182-183 Year-By-Year Conference Records..................................................................................................... 184 All-Time Results.............................................................................................................................. 185-191 Kidd Brewer Stadium................................................................................................................... 192-194 Year-By-Year Attendance..................................................................................................................... 194 Season Openers/Home Openers/Homecoming......................................................................... 195 Television Appearances....................................................................................................................... 196 National Rankings..................................................................................................................................197 Mountaineers in the NFL..................................................................................................................... 198

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

2010 MOUNTAINEERS Aiken-C. Baker............................................................................................................................................44 Z. Baker-Bozzo............................................................................................................................................45 Brewer-Cadet..............................................................................................................................................46 Canepa-Cline..............................................................................................................................................47 Cline-Crabill.................................................................................................................................................48 Dorton-Elder...............................................................................................................................................49 Fitchett-Fletcher........................................................................................................................................50 B.J. Frazier-Frye...........................................................................................................................................51 Gainey-Gary.................................................................................................................................................52 Grier-Hillary.................................................................................................................................................53 Hillary-Holt...................................................................................................................................................54 Irvin-S. Johnson..........................................................................................................................................55 Jones-Jurius.................................................................................................................................................56 Kilgore-LeGree............................................................................................................................................57 LeGree-Lloyd...............................................................................................................................................58 Lott-E. Martin..............................................................................................................................................59 S. Martin-McLean.......................................................................................................................................60 Mills-Moore..................................................................................................................................................61 Moore-Norris...............................................................................................................................................62 Olsen-Presley..............................................................................................................................................63 Presley-Quick..............................................................................................................................................64 Radford-Ruff................................................................................................................................................65 Sanders-Smith............................................................................................................................................66 Smith-Strickland........................................................................................................................................67 Stringfield-Tanyi.........................................................................................................................................68 Thomas-Vitaris............................................................................................................................................69 Walker-Witte................................................................................................................................................70 Wray-Yokeley...............................................................................................................................................71 Newcomers........................................................................................................................................... 71-72

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON All-Time Postseason Results/Notes.................................................................................................. 134 I-AA/FCS Playoffs Individual Records..................................................................................... 135-136 I-AA/FCS Playoffs Team, Opponent Records................................................................................. 137 I-AA/FCS Playoffs Box Scores: 1986 First Round-2002 First Round.............................. 138-141 2005 First Round-Semifinals............................................................................................................... 142 2005 National Championship Game............................................................................................... 143 2006 First Round-Semifinals............................................................................................................... 144 2006 National Championship Game............................................................................................... 145 2007 First Round-Semifinals............................................................................................................... 146 2007 National Championship Game............................................................................................... 147 I-AA/FCS Playoffs Box Scores: 2008 First Round-2009 Semifinals......................................... 148

COACHES & STAFF

COACHES AND STAFF Head Coach Jerry Moore................................................................................................................. 32-35 Assistant Coaches............................................................................................................................... 36-39 Football Support Staff.............................................................................................................................40 Director of Athletics Charlie Cobb......................................................................................................41 Athletics Department Staff....................................................................................................................42

RECORD BOOK Rushing Records............................................................................................................................ 112-113 Receiving Records......................................................................................................................... 114-115 Passing Records............................................................................................................................. 116-117 Total Offense/All-Purpose Yardage Records........................................................................ 118-119 Scoring Records............................................................................................................................. 120-121 Kickoff Return Records......................................................................................................................... 122 Punt Return Records.............................................................................................................................123 Punting Records......................................................................................................................................124 Defensive Records......................................................................................................................... 125-127 Offensive Team Records....................................................................................................................... 128 Defensive Team Records...................................................................................................................... 129 Miscellaneous Team Records............................................................................................................. 130 The Last Time...........................................................................................................................................131 Year-by-Year Team Statistics............................................................................................................... 132

SEASON OUTLOOK

SEASON OUTLOOK Numerical Roster.......................................................................................................................................24 Alphabetical Roster..................................................................................................................................25 Preseason Depth Chart/Pronunciation Guide/Career Games/Starts.....................................26 Season Preview................................................................................................................................... 27-30

2009 IN REVIEW 2009 Statistics...................................................................................................................................... 88-93 2009 Game Recaps and Box Scores...........................................................................................94-107 Armanti Edwards....................................................................................................................................108 2009 Honors and Awards.................................................................................................................... 109 2009 All-Southern Conference Teams and Awards.................................................................... 110

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRO & MEDIA INFO This is Appalachian Football....................................................................................................................1 Championship Tradition.......................................................................................................................2-3 First-Class Facilities: Appalachian Athletics Center.....................................................................4-5 First-Class Facilities: Kidd Brewer Stadium/Sofield Family Indoor Practice Facility......... 6-7 Welcome to The Rock.............................................................................................................................8-9 Student-Athlete Support................................................................................................................. 10-11 National Spotlight.....................................................................................................................................12 National Recognition...............................................................................................................................13 Appalachian State University and the High Country...................................................................14 Table of Contents, Credits......................................................................................................................15 Quick Facts...................................................................................................................................................16 Getting to ASU...........................................................................................................................................17 Appalachian ISP Sports Network.................................................................................................. 18-19 GoASU.com, GoASU TV.............................................................................................................................19 Southern Conference........................................................................................................................ 20-22

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QUiCK FaCts GENERAL INFORMATION

TEAM INFORMATION

Name of School:....................................................................Appalachian State University Location: .....................................................................................................................Boone, N.C. Founded: .................................................................................................................................1899 Enrollment: ........................................................................................................................ 16,600 Conference: ...................................................................................................................Southern Affiliation: ..............................NCAA Division I (Football Championship Subdivision) Nickname: .............................................................................................................Mountaineers Colors:....................................................................................................................Black and Gold Stadium: ................................................................................................................... Kidd Brewer Capacity: ........................................................................................................................ 21,650 Surface: ......................................................................................................................FieldTurf Chancellor: ......................................................................................... Dr. Kenneth E. Peacock Alma Mater: .................................................................................................Mars Hill (1970) Athletics Director: ...............................................................................................Charlie Cobb Alma Mater: ......................................................................... North Carolina State (1990) Associate Athletics Director/Football:............................................................Jay Sutton Alma Mater:..........................................................................................Appalachian (1997) Athletics Department Phone: ...................................................................(828) 262-4010 Ticket Office Phone: .......................................................................................(828) 262-2079

2009 Record: ...........................................................................................................................11-3 2009 Southern Conference Record/Finish: .........................................................8-0/1st Postseason: ................................. NCAA Division I Football Championship semifinals Final 2009 National Ranking: ............................................................ No. 3 (Unanimous) Basic Offense: ..................................................................................................Multiple Spread Basic Defense: .......................................................................................................................... 4-3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: ...................................................................................46/12 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................................................................................20/6 Offensive Starters Returning (9): LG Pat Mills, C Brett Irvin, RG Matt Ruff, RT Orry Frye, TE Ben Jorden, WR Matt Cline, WR Blake Elder, WR Brian Quick, RB Devon Moore Lost (2): LT Mario Acitelli, QB Armanti Edwards Defensive Starters Returning (7): LE Lanston Tanyi, RE Jabari Fletcher, LB D.J. Smith, LB Justin Lloyd, S Dominique McDuffie, S Mark LeGree, RCB Ed Gainey Lost (4): LT Malcolm Bennett, RT Anthony Williams, MLB Jacque Roman, LCB Cortez Gilbert Specialists Returning (4): PK Jason Vitaris, P, Sam Martin, LS Wilson Fitchett, HOL Dominick Magazu Lost (0)

FOOTBALL HISTORY First Year:..................................................................................................................................1928 All-Time Record: ............................................................................ 538-302-28 (80 seasons) Southern Conference Record: ..................................................... 181-78-5 (38 seasons) Southern Conference Championships: .........................................................................10 Years: .......................................................... 1986, ‘87, ‘91, ‘95, ‘99, 2005, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09 NCAA Division I Playoff Appearances: ...........................................................................17 Years: ............1986, ‘87, ‘89, ‘91, ‘92, ‘94, ‘95, ‘98, ‘99, 2000, ‘01, ‘02, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09 Record: .............................................................................................................................. 23-14 NCAA Division I National Championships:............................................................ Three Years: .....................................................................................................................2005, ‘06, ‘07 Bowl Games: .......................................................................................................................... Nine Years: .........................................................................1937, ‘38, ‘48, ‘49, ‘50 (2), ‘54 (2), ‘55 Record: ................................................................................................................................... 3-6 All-Americans: ...........................................................................................................................77 Academic All-Americans: ....................................................................................................Six

COACHING STAFF Head Coach (Alma Mater): ....................................................Jerry Moore (Baylor, 1961) Record at Appalachian/Seasons: ....................................................189-76 (.713)/21 Career Record/Seasons: ............................................................... 216-123-2 (.636)/28 Defensive Tackles: .....................................................Jason Blalock (Appalachian, 2003) Quarterbacks: ..........................................................................Brad Glenn (Clemson, 1995) Defensive Assistant: ................................... John Mark Hamilton (Appalachian, 2009) Tight Ends:............................................................................ John Holt (Appalachian, 2008) Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers: ....................... Dale Jones (Tennessee, 1988) Offensive Line: ............................................................. Bob McClain (Waynesburg, 1996) Running Backs: ............................................................. Chris Moore (Appalachian, 1999) Defensive Backs: ..................................................................... Scot Sloan (Clemson, 1992) Defensive Ends/Recruiting Coordinator: ....................Mark Speir (Clemson, 1990) Wide Receivers:.......................................................................................................................TBA

APPALACHIAN SPORTS INFORMATION Assistant Athletics Director/SID (Football Contact):...............................Mike Flynn Phones (Office/Mobile/FAX): ............(828) 262-2845/(828) 964-6406/(828) 262-6106 Email/ASU Athletics’ Website:................... flynnmh@appstate.edu/www.GoASU.com

Associate Director: ..................................................................................... Charles Cochrum Assistant Director:....................................................................................Courtney Burchett Interns:.....................................................................................................Christina Hilliard, TBA

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DATE Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 20

OPPONENT at Chattanooga* (SS) Jacksonville N.C. Central at Samford* Open Elon* (SS) The Citadel* at W. Carolina* (SS) Furman* at Georgia Southern* Wofford*^ at Florida

TIME 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3 p.m. ET

SERIES RECORD (ASU-OPP.)/NOTES 23-10/Mountaineers open season with a conference game for the first time since 1991 (9-3 win at Marshall) 1-0/ASU opens home slate versus Dolphins for second time in three years (ASU def. JU, 56-7, in 2008) 1-0/Mountaineers entertain in-state foe for second-straight year (ASU def. NCCU, 55-21, in 2009) 3-1/Appalachian looks to move to 3-0 versus Samford since the Bulldogs joined the SoCon in 2008

3 p.m. 6 p.m. 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 2 p.m. TBA TBA

28-9-1/ASU has won 14-straight over Elon, including seven since Phoenix joined SoCon in ‘03 27-11/Mountainers haven’t lost to The Citadel in Boone since 1992 (eight-consecutive ASU victories) 55-18-1/Earliest Battle for the Old Mountain Jug in 20 years; ASU has won 23 of last 25 meetings 16-21-3/ASU has won five-straight over Furman, its longest winning streak ever against the Paladins 13-11-1/Mountaineers in search of third-consecutive win at Georgia Southern’s Paulson Stadium 16-10/In the teams’ last meeting in Boone (10/31/08), No. 2 ASU beat No. 3 Wofford, 70-24, on ESPN2 0-0/ASU and UF have combined to win five of the last 10 NCAA Division I FBS and FCS national titles

* denotes Southern Conference game SS denotes game will be televised live on SportSouth ^ denotes game time and TV coverage is subject to SoCon’s late-season flexible television schedule All kickoff times subject to change, pending additional TV arrangements

appaLaChian statE FootBaLL mEdia GUidE JUdGEd BEst in thE nation Appalachian State University’s 2009 football media guide was judged the best in the nation among NCAA Division I FCS entries in the College Sports Information Directors of America’s (CoSIDA) annual publications contest. The No. 1 ranking comes on the heels of the 2007 and ‘08 media guides placing second nationally. A limited number of 2010 media guides are available to purchase through the ASU Sports Information office. To order, send a check or money order (made out to ASU Athletics) for $28 ($25 for the 208-page book, $3 for shipping) to: ASU Sports Information PO Box 32116 Boone, NC 28608 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS From the South via I-77: Proceed north on I-77 through Charlotte and Statesville. Continue on I-77 North until you reach US 421. Exit onto US 421 North and travel approximately 60 miles to Boone. In Boone, turn left at light onto Hardin St. and then right onto Rivers St. at the second light. The Rivers St. Parking Deck is on your left after you cross under the pedestrian bridge.

From the East via I-40 and I-85: Proceed to Winston-Salem on I-40. Exit onto US 421 North in Winston-Salem and travel approximately 86 miles to Boone. In Boone, turn left at light onto Hardin St. and then right onto Rivers St. at the next light. The Rivers St. Parking Deck is on your left after you cross under the pedestrian bridge.

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Johnson City, Tenn..............................................................................................................57

Cullowhee, N.C. (Western Carolina)........................................................................... 133

Winston-Salem, N.C............................................................................................................86

Chattanooga, Tenn. (Chattanooga)........................................................................... 270

Charlotte, N.C..................................................................................................................... 102

Statesboro, Ga. (Georgia Southern)........................................................................... 337

Greensboro, N.C................................................................................................................ 104

Birmingham, Ala. (Samford)......................................................................................... 414

Knoxville, Tenn.................................................................................................................. 152

Gainesville, Fla. (Florida)................................................................................................ 544

Columbia, S.C..................................................................................................................... 181 Raleigh, N.C........................................................................................................................ 187 Atlanta, Ga.......................................................................................................................... 274

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Lexington, Ky...................................................................................................................... 285

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From the West via I-40 (Asheville and/or Hickory): In Asheville, take I-40 East to US 221 in Marion. Exit onto US 221 North and follow to Linville. In Linville, take US 105 North to Boone. In Boone, turn left onto US 321 North. Follow to campus and turn left on Rivers Street. The Rivers St. Parking Deck is on your left after you cross under the pedestrian bridge. —OR— When traveling on I-40 in the Hickory area, exit onto US 321 North and travel approximately 50 miles to Boone. Follow Highway 321 North to campus and turn left on Rivers Street. The Rivers St. Parking Deck is on your left after you cross under the pedestrian bridge

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From the Northeast via I-81 and I-77: Take I-81 south to I-77, west of Radford, Va. Proceed south on I-77 into North Carolina until you reach US 421. Exit onto US 421 North and travel approximately 60 miles to Boone. In Boone, turn left at light onto Hardin St. and then right onto Rivers St. at the second light. The Rivers St. Parking Deck is on your left after you cross under the pedestrian bridge.

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Charleston, S.C................................................................................................................... 292 Richmond, Va..................................................................................................................... 300 Wilmington, N.C................................................................................................................ 321 Nashville, Tenn................................................................................................................... 338 Hilton Head, S.C................................................................................................................ 346

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Washington, D.C............................................................................................................... 414 Jacksonville, Fla................................................................................................................. 476

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For those looking for a scenic route into Boone, the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway is located just minutes from ASU’s campus.

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lready with a radio presence in every major media market in North

Carolina and in as many as seven states across the Southeast,

serving as sideline reporter for a season before returning to the booth a

Appalachian athletics joined forces with Winston-Salem-based ISP Sports

year later. No stranger to the airwaves, Brown also served as color analyst

in the summer of 2007 to create the Appalachian ISP Sports Network. The

for ASU football from 1992-97.

venture enhances what was already one of the strongest mid-major radio

networks in the nation by tapping into ISP’s vast resources, knowledge and

Conference honoree. Prior to the record-setting careers of Richie Williams

experience in creating, marketing and managing revenue-enhancement

and Armanti Edwards, Brown held the vast majority of ASU’s passing and

programs around collegiate sports properties.

total-offense records.

For the 12th year in a row, the flagship station of ASU athletics is

Brown began his second stint with ASU football broadcasts in 2004,

A 1982 Appalachian graduate, Brown was a two-time all-Southern

Employed as a Territory Sales Representative for ASC Volvo

100,000-watt superstation WKBC, 97.3-FM. WKBC’s coverage area includes

Construction Equipment in Arden, N.C., Brown resides in Weaverville, N.C.

45 counties spread over five states: North Carolina, South Carolina,

and has two children: Christopher, 21, and Hannah, 16.

Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Combined with the network’s other

13 stations, Appalachian football broadcasts will again have the ability to

broadcasting veteran Randy Jackson, who returns for his fifth season

reach nearly 10 million listeners during the 2010 campaign.

with the broadcast crew. A television personality in North Carolina’s Triad

market for more than 20 years, Jackson made his return to collegiate

David Jackson enters his 11th season as the play-by-play “Voice

Patrolling the sidelines for the Appalachian ISP Sports Network is

of the Mountaineers.” A 2000 Appalachian alumnus, Jackson has been

athletics in 2006. He possesses a strong knowledge of the NCAA Division

involved with the Appalachian athletics since 1997.

I FCS and SoCon scenes, having served as the radio voice of Southern

Illinois University athletics in the 1970s and in various capacities for

As a senior intern with the Appalachian Sports Network, Jackson filled

the roles of football sideline reporter and men’s basketball color analyst and

Appalachian broadcasts over the course of the past decade. Currently the

chief statistician during his time as an ASU student. Jackson took over the

staff meteorologist at FM Talk 101.1 WTZK in Greensboro, Jackson is also the

play-by-play reins in February 2000 and followed the men’s basketball team

co-founder of the Hazardous Weather Preparedness Institute.

to an NCAA Tournament appearance.

Sports Network serving as on-site engineer and pregame show co-host.

Born in Carbondale, Ill. and raised in Greensboro, N.C., Jackson also

Tim Sparks is back for his 13th season with the Appalachian ISP

worked as a student assistant in the Appalachian sports information

Sparks is a 1994 Appalachian alumnus and a 1997 graduate of the Carolina

office from 1996-2000 and spent the summer of 1999 as a broadcast

School of Broadcasting in Charlotte. In addition to his work with the

communications intern with the Winston-Salem Warthogs, Class A affiliate

Mountaineers, Sparks’ broadcast experience includes a stint as morning

of the Chicago White Sox.

drive D.J. and sports anchor at WIFM in Elkin in 1998. He is currently a

teacher and coach at R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, N.C.

In addition to his football, men’s basketball and baseball play-by-play

duties for the Appalachian ISP Sports Network, Jackson, 32, is the host of

Sparks resides with his wife, Jodi, and their two sons in Winston-

Appalachian Football Weekly and Mountaineer Basketball with Jason Capel

Salem. Rounding out the Appalachian ISP Sports Network crew is Phil

(ASU’s weekly football and basketball television coaches’ shows). He also

serves as the play-by-play voice of the SoCon men’s basketball and baseball

Brame, who is in his second season as the Carolina Ford Dealers Scoreboard

championships for the Southern Conference Sports Network.

host working out of the ISP Network studios in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Jackson’s peers in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters

Association voted him the 2007 North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year. He was honored alongside broadcasting stars such as Jim Nantz and the late Harry Kalas at the NSSA’s annual awards banquet in Salisbury, N.C. in May 2008.

In 2010, Jackson was appointed to the NSSA’s National Board of

Directors, joining prominent media personalities such as Chris Berman, Marty Brennaman, Keith Jackson, Nantz, Rick Reilly, Bob Ryan and George Vecsey on the prestigious panel.

Jackson, who was named ASU’s associate athletics director for public

affairs in December 2004, resides in Sugar Grove with his wife, Leila, and daughter, Maren (3).

Legendary Mountaineer quarterback Steve Brown returns to the

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The Appalachian ISP Sports Network broadcast crew Back Row (L to R): Chandler Harkey, Tim Sparks, Randy Jackson, David Jackson, Steve Brown Front Row (L to R): Josh Campbell, Jessie Bumgarner

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• Pigskin Prelude: Each Mountaineer football radio broadcast begins two hours prior to kickoff with Pigskin Prelude. This hour-long show is packed with fan interviews, unique features, exciting promotions and more. Randy Jackson and Tim Sparks anchor the coverage, helping fans get in the mood for college football, Appalachian style.

• Countdown To Kickoff: Countdown to Kickoff takes fans through the final half hour of pregame coverage. Each week, listeners go inside the locker room with the opposing head coach, as well as the 22nd-year Head Mountaineer Jerry Moore. “Keys to the Game” with ASU’s offensive and defensive staffs, an exclusive injury update from the training room and a weekly look at the gameday weather also get listeners ready for the excitement of Mountaineer football during Countdown to Kickoff Kickoff.

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• Saturday Evening Quarterback: Fans can also participate in the Saturday Evening Quarterback during the Fifth Quarter Show. ASN analysts Steve Brown and David Jackson provide answers to callers’ comments and questions. To be a part of the program, fans can call toll-free to (877) ASU-TALK.

WATA-AM 1450 ^+ Boone, Blowing Rock

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WKBC 97.3 FM *^ North Wilkesboro, Charlotte, Hickory, High Country

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• Fifth Quarter Show: After the game, the entire crew takes you inside the Appalachian locker room for the Fifth Quarter Show Show, complete with interviews, scores, analysis and statistics.

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• Mountaineer Gameday: Mountaineer Gameday hits the airwaves 60 minutes prior to kickoff. Packed with in-depth features, a Gameday Conversation with a member of the Mountaineers and the most comprehensive scoreboard updates from around the nation, fans will ease into game mode as kickoff approaches.

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WZGV-AM 730 ^+ Charlotte, Rock Hill, S.C., Salisbury

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WZGM-AM 1350 ^+ Black Mountain, Asheville WPWT-AM 870 + Bristol, Va./Tenn., Johnson City GoASU.com is the official website of Appalachian State University athletics.

WCOG-AM 1320 #^+ Greensboro, Winston-Salem

The internet home of the Mountaineers is full of the most up-to-date information on Appalachian football and ASU’s 19 other varsity sports, including news, coaches’ and student-athletes’ biographies, rosters, statistics, schedules and results.

WDNC-AM 620 #^ Durham, Raleigh

Additionally, the Appalachian ISP Sports Network’s radio call of every Mountaineer football game can be heard worldwide at GoASU.com.

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WHKP-AM 1450 # Hendersonville WLNC-AM 1300 # Laurinburg

GoASU.com is also the home of GoASU TV TV. In its fourth full year, GoASU TV brings live Appalachian athletics events to homes and offices around the world through real-time video streaming.

WSML-AM 1200 #^+ Burlington, Greensboro WZTK-FM 101.1 # Greensboro, Raleigh * Flagship station # Part-time affiliate (check local listings or GoASU.com for availability) ^ Will broadcast “Mountaineer Talk” coaches’ shows + Will broadcast “Around the Mountain” daily updates

ASU director of video operations Chandler Harkey is in his third year as the producer and director of GoASU TV TV. For a complete list of live events and special programming available on GoASU TV and to subscribe, visit www.GoASU.com.

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Every non-televised home game and selected road tilts will be broadcast live and on-demand on GoASU TV in 2010. Additionally, special programming, including Appalachian Football Weekly Weekly, the Appalachian ISP Sports Network’s weekly recap show, is also available exclusively for GoASU TV subscribers.

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SOUTHERN CONFERENCE

he Southern Conference, which is in its 90th season of intercollegiate competition in 2010-11, is a national leader in emphasizing the development of the student-athlete and in helping to build lifelong leaders and role models. The Southern Conference has been on the forefront of innovation and originality in developing creative solutions to address issues facing intercollegiate athletics. From establishing the first conference basketball tournament (1921), tackling the issue of freshmen eligibility (1922), developing women’s championships (1984), to becoming the first conference to install the three-point goal in basketball (1980), the Southern Conference has been a pioneer. The Southern Conference is the nation’s fifth-oldest NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association. Only the Big Ten (1896), the Missouri Valley (1907), the Pacific 10 (1915) and the Southwestern Athletic (1920) conferences are older in terms of origination. Academic excellence has been a major part of the Southern Conference’s tradition. Hundreds of Southern Conference student-athletes have been recognized on ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America and all-district teams. A total of 19 Rhodes Scholarship winners have been selected from conference institutions. The conference currently consists of 12 members in five states throughout the Southeast and sponsors 19 varsity sports and championships that produce participants for NCAA Division I Championships. The Southern Conference offices are located in the historic Beaumont Mill in Spartanburg, S.C. A textile mill that was in operation from 1880 until 1999, Beaumont Mill was renovated in 2004 and today offers the league first class meeting areas and offices as well as a spacious library for storage of the conference’s historical documents. Membership History n Feb. 25, 1921, representatives from 14 of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s (SIAA) 30 members met at Atlanta’s Piedmont Hotel to establish the Southern Intercollegiate Conference. On hand at the inaugural meeting were officials from Alabama, Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn), Clemson, Georgia, Georgia School of Technology (Georgia Tech), Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi A&M (Mississippi State), North Carolina, North Carolina State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) and Washington & Lee. Dr. S.V. Sanford of Georgia was chosen as acting chairman and N.W. Dougherty of Tennessee was named secretary. The decision to form a new athletic conference was motivated by the desire to have a workable number of conference games for each league member. With 30 schools in the SIAA by the early 1920s, it was impossible to play every school at least once during the regular season and many schools went several years between playing some conference members. In addition, in 1920, the SIAA voted down proposed rules that an athlete must be in a college a year before playing on its teams and refused to abolish a rule permitting athletes to play summer baseball for money. Play began in the fall of 1921 and a year later, six more schools joined the fledgling league including Tulane (which had attended the inaugural meeting but had elected not to join), Florida, Louisiana (LSU), Mississippi, South Carolina and Vanderbilt. VMI joined in 1925 and Duke was added in 1929. By the 1930s, membership in the Southern Conference had reached 23 schools. C.P. “Sally” Miles of Virginia Tech, president of the Southern Conference, called the annual league meeting to order on Dec. 9, 1932 at the Farragut Hotel in Knoxville, Tenn. Georgia’s Dr. Sanford announced that 13 institutions west and south of the Appalachian Mountains were reorganizing as the Southeastern Conference. Members of the new league included Alabama, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Florida, Georgia, Georgia School of Technology, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Mississippi A&M, University of the South, Tennessee, Tulane and Vanderbilt. According to the minutes of the meeting, Dr. Sanford stated that the division was made along geographical lines. Florida’s Dr. J.J. Tigert, acting as spokesman for the withdrawing group, regretted the move but believed it was necessary as the Southern Conference had grown too large. The resignations were accepted and the withdrawing schools formed the new league which began play in 1932.

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The Southern Conference continued with membership of 10 institutions including Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Virginia, VMI, Virginia Tech and Washington & Lee. The second major shift occurred some 20 years later. By 1952, the Southern Conference included 17 colleges and universities. Another split occurred when seven schools including Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Wake Forest departed to form the Atlantic Coast Conference which began play in 1953. The revamped Southern Conference included members The Citadel, Davidson, Furman, George Washington, Richmond, VMI, Virginia Tech, Washington & Lee, West Virginia and William & Mary. Today, the league continues to thrive with a membership that includes 12 institutions and a footprint that spans five states: Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia. Current league members are Appalachian State, College of Charleston, The Citadel, Davidson, Elon, Furman, Georgia Southern, UNC Greensboro, Samford, Chattanooga, Western Carolina and Wofford. Leadership ohn Iamarino was officially named commissioner of the conference on January 2, 2006. Iamarino has promoted the Southern Conference through an ambitious agenda which has improved competition, upgraded compliance-related matters, launched the conference’s Hall of Fame and increased the marketing and brand awareness of the conference and its member institutions. The Southern Conference named its first commissioner in December 1950. Duke head football coach Wallace Wade made the transition from Blue Devil football coach to athletics administration as the first person at the helm of the conference. Lloyd Jordan replaced Wade as the commissioner in 1960 and served a 14-year term until Ken Germann became the league head in 1974. Germann was the commissioner for 13 years and orchestrated the league’s expansion to include women’s athletics. In 1987, he was succeeded by Dave Hart who spearheaded the transfer of the league office from Charlotte, N.C., to Asheville, N.C. Wright Waters succeeded Hart upon his retirement in 1991. Under Waters’ leadership, the Southern Conference expanded to 12 members, added three women’s sports and posted record revenue from the basketball tournament. Waters, who is currently the commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference, was followed by Alfred B. White in 1998. White, a veteran member of the NCAA office, introduced the current conference logo and elevated the conference’s commitment to marketing and development of corporate partners. Danny Morrison headed the conference from 2001-2005 and orchestrated the league’s move from Asheville, N.C., to Spartanburg, S.C. Under Morrison’s leadership, the conference increased its marketing and promotional efforts.

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Championship History he first Southern Conference Championship was the league basketball tournament held in Atlanta in 1922. The North Carolina Tar Heels won the tournament to become the first recognized league champion in any sport. The Southern Conference Tournament remains the oldest of its kind in college basketball. Commissioner Germann spearheaded the Southern Conference’s expansion to include women’s athletics during the 1983-84 season. That year, league championships were held in volleyball, basketball and tennis. Cross country joined the mix in 1985 and the league began holding indoor and outdoor track championships in 1988. Most recently, the conference instituted golf and softball championships in the spring of 1994 and added soccer in the fall of 1994. The Germann Cup, named in honor of the former commissioner, annually recognizes the top women’s athletics programs in the conference. From its humble beginnings, women’s athletics have become an integral part of the Southern Conference and its success. The Southern Conference declares champions in 10 men’s sports football, soccer, cross country, basketball, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, wrestling, baseball, tennis and golf - and nine women’s sports - soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, indoor track and field, outdoor track & field, tennis, golf and softball.

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Alabama (1921-1932) Appalachian State (1971-present) Auburn (1921-1932) College of Charleston (1998-present) Chattanooga (1976-present) The Citadel (1936-present) Clemson (1921-1953) Davidson (1936-1988, 1991-present) Duke (1928-1953) East Carolina (1964-1976) East Tennessee State (1978-2005) Elon (2003-present) Florida (1922-1932) Furman (1936-present) George Washington (1936-1970) Georgia (1921-1932) Georgia Southern (1991-present) Georgia Tech (1921-1932) Kentucky (1921-1932) Louisiana State (1922-1932) Marshall (1976-1997) Maryland (1921-1953) Mississippi (1922-1932) Mississippi State (1921-1932) North Carolina (1921-1953) North Carolina at Greensboro (1997-present) North Carolina State (1921-1953) Richmond (1936-1976) Samford (2008-present) South Carolina (1922-1953) Tennessee (1921-1932) Tulane (1922-1932) University of the South (1922-1932) Vanderbilt (1922-1932) Virginia (1921-1937) VMI (1924-2003) Virginia Tech (1921-1965) Wake Forest (1936-1953) Washington & Lee (1921-1958) West Virginia (1950-1968) Western Carolina (1976-present) William & Mary (1936-1977) Wofford (1997-present)

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Football he Southern Conference has also excelled as the premier Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) conference. Southern Conference member Appalachian State won three consecutive FCS titles from 2005-07, becoming the first team to do so. The league boasts more than 250 players who have garnered All-America recognition and numerous national player or coach of the year awards. The conference has had at least one team in the Top 10 of the final FCS poll for 25-consecutive years with at least two teams finishing in the Top 20 in every season since 1982. The conference has placed multiple representatives in the FCS Playoffs in 23-of-27 seasons, with 16 Championship Game appearances and eight national titles. The Southern Conference has had at least one team reach the semifinals in 10 of the last 12 years and in 16 of the last 19 seasons. In 2007, Appalachian State became the first FCS team to defeat a nationally-ranked Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) team when the Mountaineers defeated No. 5-ranked Michigan, 34-32, on Sept. 1 before a sellout crowd at Michigan Stadium. Prior to the conference’s reclassification in 1981, Southern Conference football teams appeared in a total of 36 bowl games, posting a record of 16-18-2. From 1925-30, league schools won five football national championships in a six year span. There are nearly 40 former Southern Conference players in the College Football Hall of Fame. One of the most recognizable of these names is former North Carolina running back Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice who helped guide North Carolina to three bowl appearances. He was a first team All-America selection and Heisman Trophy runner-up in 1948 and 1949. In 1949, Justice earned first team all-conference honors for the fourth consecutive season, becoming the first player in league history to achieve that feat. He was a member of the league’s inaugural Hall of Fame Class in 2009. Another of the league’s football products enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame is Sam Huff of West Virginia. Huff was a three-year starter on both the offensive and defensive lines for the Mountaineers. In 1955, Huff earned first team All-America honors on the field and was a first team Academic All-America for his work in the classroom. He played 12 seasons in the National Football League for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. A member of the conference’s first Hall of Fame class, he was a five-time All-Pro defensive lineman and is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In recent years, the Southern Conference has continued to produce outstanding student-athletes. In 2009, Appalachian State’s Armanti Edwards became the first two-time winner in the 23-year history of the the Walter Payton Award, which presented annually to the Football Championship Subdivision’s most outstanding offensive player. Other SoCon Payton Award winners include Georgia Southern’s Adrian Peterson (1999), Furman’s Louis Ivory (2000) and GSU’s Jayson Foster (2007). Appalachian State also boasts the only two-time winner of the Buck Buchanan Award, given to Football Championship Subdivision’s top defensive player each year, in Dexter Coakley, who won the first two Buchanan Awards in 1995 and ‘96 before enjoying a Pro Bowl career with the Dallas Cowboys. Terrell Owens went from catching passes at Chattanooga to a stellar NFL career. Western Carolina’s David Patten and Appalachian State’s Matt Stevens were both members of the New England Patriots Super Bowl Champion team in 2002 and Patten also earned Super Bowl rings with the Patriots in 2004 and ’05.

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All 12 Southern Conference institutions are located among the nation’s top 100 media markets according to figures from Nielsen Media Research. The 12

University

Enrollment

Location-Television Market

Metro Population (Rank)

Market Size

630,478 (20)

25

Elon

5,230

Elon, N.C. (Raleigh-Durham, N.C.)

356,321 (51)

28

Furman

2,630

Greenville, S.C.

95,675 (278)

36

Wofford

1,250

Spartanburg, S.C.

95,675 (278)

36

Samford

4,500

Birmingham, Ala.

229,424 (81)

40

UNC Greensboro

12,054

Greensboro, N.C.

236,865 (78)

46

Appalachian State

16,600

Boone, N.C. (Winston-Salem, N.C.)

196,990 (106)

46

Western Carolina

9,000

Cullowhee, N.C. (Winston-Salem, N.C.)

196,990 (106)

46

Chattanooga

8,925

Chattanooga, Tenn.

168,293 (145)

86

Georgia Southern

16,425

Statesboro, Ga. (Savannah, Ga.)

127,889 (186)

97

College of Charleston

11,617

Charleston, S.C.

107,845 (229)

100

The Citadel

1,900

Charleston, S.C.

107,845 (229)

100

Total

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Charlotte, N.C.

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media markets represent a total population of 2,149,780 and 5,290,000 TV homes.

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SOUTHERN CONFERENCE APPALACHIAN WINS 30th COMMISSIONER’S CUP n the strength of four conference championships (football, cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field) and a division title (basketball), in the Southern Conference’s 10 men’s sports in 2009-10, Appalachian State University cruised to its 30th Commissioner’s Cup, which annually recognizes the league’s best overall men’s athletics program, in 2009-10. ASU brought the Commissioner’s Cup back to Boone for the fifth-consecutive year, 17th time in the last 18 years and 30th time in 33 years since winning the award for the first time in 1977-78. The Mountaineers’ 30 Commissioner’s Cups are by far the most in SoCon history — William & Mary boasts the second-most with five, followed by East Carolina (four) and Chattanooga, East Tennessee State and Furman (one each).

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2009-10 COMMISSIONER’S CUP FINAL STANDINGS 1. Appalachian State........................................................... 94 2. UNC Greensboro................................................................................75.5 3. Furman..................................................................................................65.5 4. Davidson...............................................................................................60 5. Elon.........................................................................................................58.5 6. The Citadel...........................................................................................58 7. Wofford..................................................................................................57.5 8. Chattanooga.......................................................................................57 9. Western Carolina................................................................................56 10. College of Charleston.......................................................................55 11. Samford.................................................................................................47 12. Georgia Southern..............................................................................39 2010 COMPOSITE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE September 4 (Saturday) *Appalachian State at Chattanooga Chowan at The Citadel Elon at Duke Samford at Florida State Savannah State at Georgia Southern Western Carolina at NC State Wofford at Ohio September 11 (Saturday) Jacksonville at Appalachian State Chattanooga at Jacksonville State The Citadel at Arizona Colgate at Furman Georgia Southern at Navy Samford at Northwestern State Shaw at Elon Tusculum at Western Carolina Wofford at Charleston Southern September 16 (Thursday) Newberry at Samford September 18 (Saturday) North Carolina Central at Appalachian State Eastern Kentucky at Chattanooga Elon at Richmond Furman at South Carolina Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina Presbyterian at The Citadel Union (Ky.) at Wofford Western Carolina at Gardner-Webb September 25 (Saturday) *Appalachian State at Samford *Chattanooga at Western Carolina *The Citadel at Furman *Elon at Georgia Southern

October 2 (Saturday) *Furman at Wofford *Samford at Elon *Western Carolina at The Citadel October 9 (Saturday) *Elon at Appalachian State *Chattanooga at The Citadel *Samford at Western Carolina *Wofford at Georgia Southern Howard at Furman

November 20 (Saturday) Appalachian State at Florida *The Citadel at Samford *Chattanooga at Wofford *Georgia Southern at Furman *Western Carolina at Elon

October 16 (Saturday) *The Citadel at Appalachian State *Furman at Samford *Georgia Southern at Chattanooga *Western Carolina at Wofford October 23 (Saturday) *Appalachian State at Western Carolina *Chattanooga at Furman *Georgia Southern at The Citadel *Wofford at Elon October 30 (Saturday) *Furman at Appalachian State *The Citadel at Wofford *Elon at Chattanooga *Samford at Georgia Southern November 6 (Saturday) *Appalachian State at Georgia Southern *Elon at The Citadel *Western Carolina at Furman *Wofford at Samford Chattanooga at Auburn

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

November 13 (Saturday) *Wofford at Appalachian State *Furman at Elon *Georgia Southern at Western Carolina *Samford at Chattanooga

November 27 (Saturday) NCAA Division I Football Championship (Opening Round) December 4 (Saturday) NCAA Division I Football Championship (First Round) December 10-11 (Friday-Saturday) NCAA Division I Football Championship (Quarterfinals) December 17-18 (Friday-Saturday) NCAA Division I Football Championship (Semifinals) January 7 (Friday) NCAA Division I Football National Championship (Frisco, Texas)

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


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Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt. Class

Hometown/High School (Prev. College)

No.

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt. Class

Hometown/High School (Prev. College)

2

DeAndre Presley

QB

5-11

170

Jr.

Tampa, Fla./Middleton

55

Graham Fisher

OL

6-2

275

Fr.

Waynesville, N.C./Tuscola

3

Blake Elder

WR

6-1

175

Sr.

Duncan, S.C./Byrnes

56

Bobby Bozzo

DL

6-3

295

Sr.

Waldwick, N.J./Waldwick

Brett Irvin

OL

6-0

275

Sr.

Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney

4

Rod Chisholm

RB

5-9

190

So.

Charlotte, N.C./Independence

57

5

Jamill Lott

WR

6-1

180

Fr.

Kannapolis, N.C./A.L. Brown

58

Zac Baker

LB

6-2

220

Fr.

Tunnel Hill, Ga./Northwest Whitfield

6

CoCo Hillary

WR

5-10

190

Sr.

Edgefield, S.C./Strom Thurmond

59

Wilson Fitchett

LS

5-10

230

Jr.

Summerville, S.C./Summerville

7

Travaris Cadet

WR

6-1

210

Jr.

Miami, Fla./Central (Pearl River C.C.)

60

Louis Swaba

OL

6-4

265

Sr.

Hudson, N.C./S. Caldwell (Greensboro Coll.)

Dylan Bostick

OL

6-6

280

Fr.

Neptune Beach, Fla./Fletcher

8

Brian Quick

WR

6-5

220

Jr.

Columbia, S.C./Ridge View

61

9

D.J. Smith

LB

6-1

235

Sr.

Charlotte, N.C./Independence

62

Xan Thomas

OL

6-2

270

Jr.

Durham, N.C./Riverside (Fork Union)

10

Demetrius McCray

DB

6-0

175

So.

Covington, Ga./Newton

63

Daniel Kilgore

OL

6-3

285

Sr.

Kingsport, Tenn./Dobyns-Bennett

11

Andrew Peacock

RB

5-10

185

Fr.

Durham, N.C./Northern Durham

64

Orry Frye

OL

6-2

270

Jr.

Charlotte, N.C./Providence

Chad Turner

OL

6-3

270

So.

Twin City, Ga./Emanuel County Institute

12

Jamal Jackson

QB

6-3

195

Fr.

Atlanta, Ga./North Atlanta

66

13

Mark LeGree

DB

6-0

200

Sr.

Columbus, Ga./Pacelli Catholic

67

Ian Barnard

OL

6-4

255

Fr.

Norcross, Ga./Wesleyan School

14

Kalik Barnes

QB

6-0

190

Fr.

Atlanta, Ga./Parkview

68

Robert Wallace

OL

6-4

255

So.

Raleigh, N.C./Leesville Road

15

Tony Washington

WR

5-10

190

Fr.

High Point, N.C./T.W. Andrews

69

Alex Johnson

LS

5-11

250

Fr.

Knoxville, Tenn./Farragut

Matt Ruff

OL

6-3

270

Jr.

Charlotte, N.C./Providence

16

Devin Radford

RB

5-9

190

Sr.

Fayetteville, N.C./E.E. Smith (Va. Tech)

70

17

Matt Cline

WR

5-11

180

Sr.

Thomasville, N.C./Glenn

71

Pat Mills

OL

6-2

265

Sr.

Charlotte, N.C./Providence

18

Dominique McDuffie DB

6-2

200

So.

Chattanooga, Tenn./Red Bank

72

Regan Dufort

OL

6-5

285

Fr.

Fredricksburg, Va./Stafford

19

Jey Yokeley

6-2

225

So.

Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg

73

Corbett Harris

OL

6-5

270

Sr.

Virginia Beach, Va./Kellam

Kendall Lamm

OL

6-6

270

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C./Butler

QB

20

Devon Moore

RB

5-9

205

Sr.

Mebane, N.C./Cedar Ridge

74

21

Justin Wray

LB

6-1

230

So.

Covington, Ga./Eastside

75

Kalan Jones

OL

6-4

275

Fr.

Cornelia, Ga./Habersham Central

22

Ingram Bell

DB

6-0

190

So.

Murrell’s Inlet, S.C./St. James

76

Anthony Wilson

DL

6-1

290

Jr.

Essex, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel

24

Brandon Grier

LB

6-2

225

So.

Charlotte, N.C./West Charlotte

78

Chris Marshall

OL

6-4

300

Jr.

Hiddenite, N.C./Alexander Central

Jordan Gary

DL

6-3

235

Jr.

Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood

25

Tevin McDermott

DB

6-2

190

Fr.

Athens, Tenn./McMinn

81

26

Dominick Magazu

DB

6-0

190

Jr.

Matthews, N.C./Providence (Boston Coll.)

82

Rodger Walker

WR

5-10

170

Fr.

Thomasville, Ga./Brookwood

27

Sam Martin

PK/P

6-1

180

So.

Fayetteville, Ga./Starr’s Mill

83

Nathan Dorton

WR

5-9

165

Fr.

Columbia, S.C./Irmo

28

Ed Gainey

DB

5-11

190

Jr.

Winston-Salem, N.C./Mt. Tabor

84

Ben Jorden

TE

6-2

250

Jr.

Weddington, N.C./Charlotte Latin

B.J. Frazier

WR

5-10

175

Sr.

Beaufort, N.C./East Carteret

29

Cedric Baker

RB

5-9

175

Jr.

Wilmington, N.C./New Hanover

85

30

Brandon Olsen

DB

6-1

205

Jr.

Conyers, Ga./Dunwoody

87

Wes Stringfield

WR

5-8

170

So.

Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic

31

Troy Sanders

DB

6-0

190

So.

Chester, S.C./Chester

88

Jonathan Shively

WR

6-2

200

So.

Hayesville, N.C/Hayesville

33

Jeremy Kimbrough

LB

5-11

235

So.

Decatur, Ga./Cedar Grove

89

Trevor Sawyer

TE

6-6

215

Fr.

Asheville, N.C./Asheville

Chris Aiken

DL

6-1

310

Jr.

Austin, Texas/Reagan (Blinn College)

Phillip Strickland

LB

5-11

225

Jr.

Clinton, N.C./Clinton

36

Justin Lloyd

DB

5-10

205

So.

Charlotte, N.C./Victory Christian

92

Jason Jones

DL

6-2

270

Jr.

Charlotte, N.C./Victory Christian

Jason Vitaris

PK

5-11

175

Sr.

Seneca, S.C./Seneca

93

John Rizor

DL

6-2

235

So.

Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt

40

A.J. McDonald

LB

6-0

220

Fr.

Suwannee, Ga./Peachtree Ridge

94

William Corbin

DL

6-6

285

Fr.

Dunn, N.C./Triton

Gordy Witte

DL

6-6

290

Jr.

Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury

39

42

Michael Frazier

DB

6-0

200

So.

Conway, S.C./Conway

95

43

Brandon Thompson

TE

6-1

245

Jr.

Kingsport, Tenn./Dobyns-Bennett

96

Josh Jurius

DL

6-0

280

Jr.

Pittsboro, N.C./Northwood

44

Drew Bailey

TE

6-4

250

Fr.

Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman

97

Dan Wylie

DL

6-1

280

Jr.

Washington, Ga./Washington-Wilkes (Ga. Military Coll.)

45

Karl Anderson

LB

5-10

195

Fr.

Pilot Point, Texas/Pilot Point

98

Derrick Shuemake

DL

6-4

285

Jr.

Swainsboro, Ga./Swainsboro (Ga. Military Coll.)

Lanston Tanyi

DL

6-2

250

Jr.

Shelby, N.C./Shelby

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46

Adam Scott

DL

6-2

225

Fr.

Greensboro, N.C./Northwest Guilford

99

48

Brad Hardee

TE

6-0

235

Sr.

Hudson, N.C./South Caldwell

Jarrett Barnett

WR

6-0

185

Fr.

Reidsville, N.C./Reidsville

49

Terrence McLean

LB

6-0

215

So.

Laurinburg, N.C./Scotland County

Nick Canepa

DL

6-1

260

So.

Hubert, N.C./Swansboro

50

Cougar Norris

LB

5-11

215

So.

Naples, Fla./Collier

Austin Crabill

DB

6-0

195

Fr.

Brooklandville, Md./St. Paul’s

Stuart Johnson

PK

6-0

185

Fr.

Fayetteville, N.C./Fayetteville Christian

51

Sherman Holt

OL

5-11

235

Jr.

Leicester, N.C./Erwin

52

Demery Brewer

DL

6-2

225

Jr.

Lincolnton, N.C./Lincolnton

Ethan Martin

PK

6-0

180

Fr.

Polkville, N.C./Burns

53

Mark Moll

DL

6-1

225

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic

Levi Pate

WR

5-10

180

So.

Seneca, S.C./Seneca

54

Jabari Fletcher

DL

6-3

265

Sr.

Atlanta, Ga./Grady

Matthew Watson

LB

5-10

205

So.

Bailey, N.C./Southern Nash

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Ht.

Wt. Class

Hometown/High School (Prev. College)

No.

Name

Chris Aiken

DL

6-1

310

Jr.

Austin, Texas/Reagan (Blinn College)

36

Karl Anderson

LB

5-10

195

Fr.

Pilot Point, Texas/Pilot Point

Name

91 45

Pos.

Ht.

Wt. Class

Hometown/High School (Prev. College)

Justin Lloyd

DB

5-10

205

So.

Charlotte, N.C./Victory Christian

5

Jamill Lott

WR

6-1

180

Fr.

Kannapolis, N.C./A.L. Brown

Dominick Magazu

DB

6-0

190

Jr.

Matthews, N.C./Providence (Boston Coll.)

Drew Bailey

TE

6-4

250

Fr.

Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman

29

Cedric Baker

RB

5-9

175

Jr.

Wilmington, N.C./New Hanover

78

Chris Marshall

OL

6-4

300

Jr.

Hiddenite, N.C./Alexander Central

58

Zac Baker

LB

6-2

220

Fr.

Tunnel Hill, Ga./Northwest Whitfield

Ethan Martin

PK

6-0

180

Fr.

Polkville, N.C./Burns

67

Ian Barnard

OL

6-4

255

Fr.

Norcross, Ga./Wesleyan School

27

Sam Martin

PK/P

6-1

180

So.

Fayetteville, Ga./Starr’s Mill

Demetrius McCray

DB

6-0

175

So.

Covington, Ga./Newton

Kalik Barnes

QB

6-0

190

Fr.

Atlanta, Ga./Parkview

Jarrett Barnett

WR

6-0

185

Fr.

Reidsville, N.C./Reidsville

25

Tevin McDermott

DB

6-2

190

Fr.

Athens, Tenn./McMinn

22

Ingram Bell

DB

6-0

190

So.

Murrell’s Inlet, S.C./St. James

40

A.J. McDonald

LB

6-0

220

Fr.

Suwannee, Ga./Peachtree Ridge

61

Dylan Bostick

OL

6-6

280

Fr.

Neptune Beach, Fla./Fletcher

18

Dominique McDuffie DB

6-2

200

So.

Chattanooga, Tenn./Red Bank

Terrence McLean

LB

6-0

215

So.

Laurinburg, N.C./Scotland County

Bobby Bozzo

DL

6-3

295

Sr.

Waldwick, N.J./Waldwick

52

Demery Brewer

DL

6-2

225

Jr.

Lincolnton, N.C./Lincolnton

71

Pat Mills

OL

6-2

265

Sr.

Charlotte, N.C./Providence

7

Travaris Cadet

WR

6-1

210

Jr.

Miami, Fla./Central (Pearl River C.C.)

53

Mark Moll

DL

6-1

225

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic

Nick Canepa

DL

6-1

260

So.

Hubert, N.C./Swansboro

20

Devon Moore

RB

5-9

205

Sr.

Mebane, N.C./Cedar Ridge

Cougar Norris

LB

5-11

215

So.

Naples, Fla./Collier

Rod Chisholm

RB

5-9

190

So.

Charlotte, N.C./Independence

17

Matt Cline

WR

5-11

180

Sr.

Thomasville, N.C./Glenn

30

Brandon Olsen

DB

6-1

205

Jr.

Conyers, Ga./Dunwoody

94

William Corbin

DL

6-6

285

Fr.

Dunn, N.C./Triton

Levi Pate

WR

5-10

180

So.

Seneca, S.C./Seneca

Austin Crabill

DB

6-0

195

Fr.

Brooklandville, Md./St. Paul’s

11

Andrew Peacock

RB

5-10

185

Fr.

Durham, N.C./Northern Durham

DeAndre Presley

QB

5-11

170

Jr.

Tampa, Fla./Middleton

83

Nathan Dorton

WR

5-9

165

Fr.

Columbia, S.C./Irmo

2

72

Regan Dufort

OL

6-5

285

Fr.

Fredricksburg, Va./Stafford

8

Brian Quick

WR

6-5

220

Jr.

Columbia, S.C./Ridge View

3

Blake Elder

WR

6-1

175

Sr.

Duncan, S.C./Byrnes

16

Devin Radford

RB

5-9

190

Sr.

Fayetteville, N.C./E.E. Smith (Va. Tech)

55

Graham Fisher

OL

6-2

275

Fr.

Waynesville, N.C./Tuscola

93

John Rizor

DL

6-2

235

So.

Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt

Matt Ruff

OL

6-3

270

Jr.

Charlotte, N.C./Providence

Wilson Fitchett

LS

5-10

230

Jr.

Summerville, S.C./Summerville

54

Jabari Fletcher

DL

6-3

265

Sr.

Atlanta, Ga./Grady

31

Troy Sanders

DB

6-0

190

So.

Chester, S.C./Chester

85

B.J. Frazier

WR

5-10

175

Sr.

Beaufort, N.C./East Carteret

89

Trevor Sawyer

TE

6-6

215

Fr.

Asheville, N.C./Asheville

42

Michael Frazier

DB

6-0

200

So.

Conway, S.C./Conway

46

Adam Scott

DL

6-2

225

Fr.

Greensboro, N.C./Northwest Guilford

Jonathan Shively

WR

6-2

200

So.

Hayesville, N.C/Hayesville

Orry Frye

OL

6-2

270

Jr.

Charlotte, N.C./Providence

28

Ed Gainey

DB

5-11

190

Jr.

Winston-Salem, N.C./Mt. Tabor

98

Derrick Shuemake

DL

6-4

285

Jr.

Swainsboro, Ga./Swainsboro (Ga. Military Coll.)

81

Jordan Gary

DL

6-3

235

Jr.

Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood

9

D.J. Smith

LB

6-1

235

Sr.

Charlotte, N.C./Independence

24

Brandon Grier

LB

6-2

225

So.

Charlotte, N.C./West Charlotte

35

Phillip Strickland

LB

5-11

225

Jr.

Clinton, N.C./Clinton

Wes Stringfield

WR

5-8

170

So.

Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic

Brad Hardee

TE

6-0

235

Sr.

Hudson, N.C./South Caldwell

73

Corbett Harris

OL

6-5

270

Sr.

Virginia Beach, Va./Kellam

60

Louis Swaba

OL

6-4

265

Sr.

Hudson, N.C./S. Caldwell (Greensboro Coll.)

6

CoCo Hillary

WR

5-10

190

Sr.

Edgefield, S.C./Strom Thurmond

99

Lanston Tanyi

DL

6-2

250

Jr.

Shelby, N.C./Shelby

51

Sherman Holt

OL

5-11

235

Jr.

Leicester, N.C./Erwin

62

Xan Thomas

OL

6-2

270

Jr.

Durham, N.C./Riverside (Fork Union)

Brandon Thompson

TE

6-1

245

Jr.

Kingsport, Tenn./Dobyns-Bennett

Brett Irvin

OL

6-0

275

Sr.

Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney

12

Jamal Jackson

QB

6-3

195

Fr.

Atlanta, Ga./North Atlanta

66

Chad Turner

OL

6-3

270

So.

Twin City, Ga./Emanuel County Institute

69

Alex Johnson

LS

5-11

250

Fr.

Knoxville, Tenn./Farragut

39

Jason Vitaris

PK

5-11

175

Sr.

Seneca, S.C./Seneca

Stuart Johnson

PK

6-0

185

Fr.

Fayetteville, N.C./Fayetteville Christian

82

Rodger Walker

WR

5-10

170

Fr.

Thomasville, Ga./Brookwood

Robert Wallace

OL

6-4

255

So.

Raleigh, N.C./Leesville Road

Jason Jones

DL

6-2

270

Jr.

Charlotte, N.C./Victory Christian

75

Kalan Jones

OL

6-4

275

Fr.

Cornelia, Ga./Habersham Central

15

Tony Washington

WR

5-10

190

Fr.

High Point, N.C./T.W. Andrews

84

Ben Jorden

TE

6-2

250

Jr.

Weddington, N.C./Charlotte Latin

Matthew Watson

LB

5-10

205

So.

Bailey, N.C./Southern Nash

96

Josh Jurius

DL

6-0

280

Jr.

Pittsboro, N.C./Northwood

76

Anthony Wilson

DL

6-1

290

Jr.

Essex, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel

Gordy Witte

DL

6-6

290

Jr.

Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury

63

Daniel Kilgore

OL

6-3

285

Sr.

Kingsport, Tenn./Dobyns-Bennett

95

33

Jeremy Kimbrough

LB

5-11

235

So.

Decatur, Ga./Cedar Grove

21

Justin Wray

LB

6-1

230

So.

Covington, Ga./Eastside

74

Kendall Lamm

OL

6-6

270

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C./Butler

97

Dan Wylie

DL

6-1

280

Jr.

Washington, Ga./Washington-Wilkes (Ga. Military Coll.)

13

Mark LeGree

DB

6-0

200

Sr.

Columbus, Ga./Pacelli Catholic

19

Jey Yokeley

QB

6-2

225

So.

Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg

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LEFT TACKLE 63 DANIEL KILGORE (6-3, 285, Sr.) 78 Chris Marshall (6-4, 300, Jr.)

LEFT END 99 LANSTON TANYI (6-2, 250, Jr.) or 52 DEMERY BREWER (6-2, 225, Jr.) 93 John Rizor (6-2, 235, So.)

LEFT GUARD 71 PAT MILLS (6-2, 265, Sr.) 62 Xan Thomas (6-2, 270, Jr.) CENTER 57 BRETT IRVIN (6-0, 275, Sr.) 51 Sherman Holt (5-11, 235, Jr.) RIGHT GUARD 70 MATT RUFF (6-3, 270, Jr.) 60 Louis Swaba (6-4, 265, Sr.) RIGHT TACKLE 64 ORRY FRYE (6-2, 270, Jr.) 72 Regan Dufort (6-5, 285, Fr.) TIGHT END 84 BEN JORDEN (6-2, 250, Jr.) 48 Brad Hardee (6-0, 235, Sr.) WIDE RECEIVER (X) 3 BLAKE ELDER (6-1, 175, Sr.) 5 Jamill Lott (6-1, 180, Fr.) WIDE RECEIVER (Z) 85 B.J. FRAZIER (5-10, 175, Sr.) 6 CoCo Hillary (5-10, 190, Sr.) WIDE RECEIVER (Y) 8 BRIAN QUICK (6-5, 220, Jr.) 15 Tony Washington (5-10, 190, Fr.) WIDE RECEIVER (M) 17 MATT CLINE (5-11, 180, Sr.) 7 Travaris Cadet (6-1, 210, Jr.) QUARTERBACK 2 DeANDRE PRESLEY (5-11, 170, Jr.) or 12 JAMAL JACKSON (6-3, 195, Fr.) RUNNING BACK 20 DEVON MOORE (5-9, 200, Jr.) 4 Rod Chisholm (5-9, 190, So.)

LEFT TACKLE 56 BOBBY BOZZO (6-3, 295, Sr.) 91 Chris Aiken (6-1, 310, Jr.) RIGHT TACKLE 95 GORDY WITTE (6-6, 290, Jr.) 76 Anthony Wilson (6-1, 290, Jr.) RIGHT END 54 JABARI FLETCHER (6-3, 265, Sr.) or 81 JORDAN GARY (6-3, 235, Jr.) STRONGSIDE LINEBACKER (SAM) 24 BRANDON GRIER (6-2, 225, So.) 21 Justin Wray (6-1, 230, So.) MIDDLE LINEBACKER (MIKE) 33 JEREMY KIMBROUGH (5-11, 235, So.) 45 Karl Anderson (5-11, 195, Fr.) WEAKSIDE LINEBACKER (WILL) 9 D.J. SMITH (6-1, 235, Sr.) 50 Cougar Norris (5-11, 215, So.) STAR 36 JUSTIN LLOYD (5-10, 205, So.) 42 Michael Frazier (6-0, 200, So.) or 13 Mark LeGree (6-0, 200, Sr.) STRONG SAFETY 13 MARK LeGREE (6-0, 200, Sr.) 42 Michael Frazier (6-0, 200, So.) FREE SAFETY 18 DOMINIQUE McDUFFIE (6-2, 200, So.) 30 Brandon Olsen (6-1, 205, Jr.) LEFT CORNERBACK 28 ED GAINEY (5-11, 190, Jr.) 10 Demetrius McCray (6-0, 175, So.) RIGHT CORNERBACK 31 TROY SANDERS (6-0, 190, So.) 22 Ingram Bell (6-0, 190, So.)

SPECIALISTS PLACE KICKER 39 JASON VITARIS (5-11, 175, Sr.) 27 Sam Martin (6-1, 180, So.) PUNTER/KICKOFFS 27 SAM MARTIN (6-1, 180, So.) 39 Jason Vitaris (5-11, 175, Sr.) LONG SNAPPER 59 WILSON FITCHETT (5-10, 230, Jr.)

HOLDER 26 DOMINICK MAGAZU (6-0, 190, Jr.) KICKOFF RETURNER 7 TRAVARIS CADET (6-1, 210, Jr.) 85 B.J. FRAZIER (5-10, 175, Sr.) PUNT RETURNER 7 TRAVARIS CADET (6-1, 210, Jr.) 85 B.J. Frazier (5-10, 175, Sr.)

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Appalachian..............................................app-uh-LATCH-in Bozzo................................................................................. like OZ Canepa................................................................... cuh-NEP-uh Crabill........................................................................... CRAY-bill Demery (Brewer)....................................................DEM-er-ee Devin (Radford)/Devon (Moore)............................dev-inn Dominique (McDuffie).................................dom-uh-NEEK Jabari (Fletcher).................................................... jah-BAR-ey Jamill (Lott)................................................................ juh-MEEL Kimbrough..................................................................kim-BRO LeGree..........................................................................luh-GREE Magazu.................................................................MAG-uh-zoo McLean...................................................................muh-CLANE Regan Dufort........................................... REE-gan DOO-fert Rizor.................................................................................RYE-zor Shuemake............................................................ SHOO-make Speir....................................................................................SPEER Swaba....................................................................... SWAH-buh Tanyi................................................................................TAN-yay Vitaris.......................................................................vie-TARE-iss Tavaris (Washington)......................................... tuh-VAR-iss Travaris (Cadet)...................................................truh-VAR-iss Witte.........................................................................................WIT Xan (Thomas)...................................................................... ZAN Yokeley.........................................................................YOAK-lee

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Player Games Played Cedric Baker 21 Bobby Bozzo 38 Demery Brewer 27 Travaris Cadet 14 Nick Canepa 2 Rod Chisholm 4 Matt Cline 36 Blake Elder 41 Wilson Fitchett 28 Jabari Fletcher 40 B.J. Frazier 29 Michael Frazier 14 Orry Frye 25 Ed Gainey 28 Jordan Gary 9 Brandon Grier 12 Brad Hardee 39 Corbett Harris 8 CoCo Hillary 37 Sherman Holt 25 Brett Irvin 42 Jason Jones 18 Ben Jorden 27 Josh Jurius 4 Daniel Kilgore 35 Jeremy Kimbrough 14 Mark LeGree 41 Justin Lloyd 14 Dominick Magazu 22 Chris Marshall 15 Sam Martin 14 Demetrius McCray 13 Dominique McDuffie 11 Terrence McLean 9 Pat Mills 34 Devon Moore 46 Cougar Norris 14 Brandon Olsen 7 Levi Pate 1 DeAndre Presley 21 Brian Quick 29 Devin Radford 19 John Rizor 13 Matt Ruff 26 Troy Sanders 14 D.J. Smith 43 Phillip Strickland 18 Wes Stringfield 1 Louis Swaba 3 Lanston Tanyi 27 Xan Thomas 20 Brandon Thompson 6 Jason Vitaris 30 Matthew Watson 1 Anthony Wilson 11 Gordy Witte 28 Justin Wray 11 Jey Yokeley 2

Starts (Consec.) 1 (0) 5 (0) 2 (0) 2 (0) — — 15 (4) 16 (5) — 28 (25) 5 (0) 3 (0) 18 (14) 24 (24) 3 (0) — 5 (0) — 18 (0) — 30 (28) — 13 (0) — 16 (0) — 27 (22) 11 (5) — — — — 10 (5) — 14 (14) 20 (6) — — — 2 (0) 11 (5) 5 (1) — 14 (14) — 37 (37) — — — 18 (0) — — — — — — — —

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DEFENSE Pos. LE RE WLB Star* SS FS LCB^

Ht. 6-2 6-3 6-1 5-10 6-0 6-2 5-11

Wt. 250 265 235 205 200 200 190

Class Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. So. So.

Key ‘09 Stats 75 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 11 TFL, 7 QBH, 2 PBU, 1 FF 63 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 10.5 TFL, 11 QBH, 2 PBU, 1 FF, 1 FR 137 tackles, 2 sacks, 14.5 TFL, 5 QBH, 8 PBU, 1 INT, 2 FF, 2 FR 59 tackles, 1 sack, 5 TFL, 2 QBH 70 tackles, 2 TFL, 7 INT, 6 PBU, 1 FF 36 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1 PBU, 1 INT, 1 FF, 1 FR 61 tackles, 2 TFL, 10 PBU, 4 INT

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In addition to his 17 interceptions over the past two seasons, Mark LeGree (13) is also one of the Mountaineers’ hardest hitters.

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DEFENSIVE BACKS LeGree leads a corps of defensive backs that returns three starters despite him being the only senior in the group. The undisputed leader in the secondary, LeGree is already a two-time all-American and Buchanan Award finalist and comes into his senior campaign with sights set on becoming Appalachian’s all-time interceptions leader. He has led the SoCon in interceptions in each of the past two years (with an FCS-best 10 in 2008 and seven a year ago) and, with 17 career pickoffs, is just eight shy of matching ASU’s 46-year-old career record of 25. While LeGree is best known for his ball-hawking skills, he is also one of the team’s hardest hitters, which should set the tone for a young secondary that also includes juniors Ed Gainey (left cornerback), Dominick Magazu and Brandon Olsen, sophomores Dominique McDuffie (free safety), Troy Sanders (right cornerback), Justin Lloyd (star), Ingram Bell, Michael Frazier and Demetrius McCray and incoming freshman Tevin McDermott.

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Appalachian figures to have one of the nation’s top defenses this season under new defensive coordinator Dale Jones. Of the seven returning starters on defense, five earned all-conference recognition a season ago for a unit that ranked among the SoCon leaders in most statistical categories, including scoring defense (third in the SoCon in 2009), pass efficiency defense (second), rushing defense (third), takeaways (tied for first) and interceptions (led the SoCon, No. 9 nationally). Leading the way are a pair of returning all-Americans in safety Mark LeGree and linebacker D.J. Smith. The duo, along with defensive end Jabari Fletcher, gives ASU three representatives on the official 20-player preseason watch list for the 2010 Buck Buchanan Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top NCAA Division I FCS defensive player.

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RETURNING STARTERS (7) Lanston Tanyi Jabari Fletcher D.J. Smith Justin Lloyd Mark LeGree Dominique McDuffie Ed Gainey

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hile there will be one glaring difference when Appalachian State University football takes the field on Sept. 4 at Chattanooga, Mountaineer fans will see a lot of similarities for a program in search of its record-tying sixth-consecutive Southern Conference championship. For the first time since 2006, Appalachian will be without the most prolific dual-threat quarterback in college football history, as Armanti Edwards has taken his skills (and an ASU degree) to the NFL. However, even without Edwards, the Mountaineers will field perhaps their most experienced team in recent memory this fall. ASU returns 46 letterwinners and 20-of-26 starters (nine on offense, seven on defense and four specialists) to the mix in 2010. With an abundance of talent, experience and leadership (the squad boasts 17 seniors), Appalachian is a favorite to tie the SoCon record of sixstraight league championships and compete for its fourth national title in six years.

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SEASON PREVIEW LINEBACKERS Smith, who has started at weakside linebacker since midway through his freshman season in 2007, is the unquestioned leader of the Mountaineers’ linebacking corps. Smith, a bona fide NFL prospect, comes into his senior campaign with 381 career tackles, already good for seventh all-time at ASU. Should he maintain his 127-tackles-per-year career average as a senior, he would become only the second player in Appalachian history with 500 tackles in a career — joining two-time Buchanan Award winner and three-time NFL Pro Bowler Dexter Coakley. Smith also headlines a relatively young group at his position, as he will likely be joined in the starting lineup by sophomores Jeremy Kimbrough (MLB) and Brandon Grier (SLB) and backed up by sophomores Cougar Norris, Terrence McLean and Justin Wray, redshirt freshmen Karl Anderson and Zac Baker and true freshman A.J. McDonald.

Linebacker D.J. Smith (9) is on pace to become only the second player in ASU history with 500 career tackles.

DEFENSIVE LINE The defensive line has perhaps the most experience of any group on Appalachian’s defense but also the most question marks. With the graduation of all-conference performers Malcolm Bennett and Anthony Williams, the starting tackle positions will be manned by regular members of ASU’s 2009 tackle rotation in senior Bobby Bozzo and junior Gordy Witte. After Bozzo and Witte, this season’s rotation will likely be composed of players that are relatively new to the assignment at ASU, including junior-college transfers Chris Aiken, Derrick Shuemake and Dan Wylie, juniors Josh Jurius and Anthony Wilson (who played on offense last year after beginning his career on the defensive line) and true freshman William Corbin. At end, Appalachian boasts a pair of all-conference returnees in Fletcher and Lanston Tanyi, who combined for 14 sacks a year ago but are both recovering from injuries suffered towards the end of last season. However, the Mountaineers have a lot of depth at the position behind Fletcher and Tanyi in juniors Demery Brewer, Jordan Gary and Jason Jones, sophomore John Defensive end Jabari Fletcher (54) gives ASU an unprecendented three representatives on Rizor and redshirt freshmen the official 20-player preseason Buck Buchanan Award watch list. Mark Moll and Adam Scott.

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OFFENSE Pos. RB WR WR WR TE LG C RG RT

Ht. 5-9 5-11 6-1 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-2

Wt. 200 180 175 220 250 265 275 270 270

Class Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

Key ‘09 Stats 1,374 rush yds., 5.4 avg., 19 TD; 36 rec., 282 yds. 85 rec., 981 yds., 11.5 avg., 2 TD; 50 rush yds., 6.2 avg., 1 TD 24 rec., 311 yds., 13.0 avg. 61 rec., 982 yds., 16.1 avg., 4 TD 16 rec., 226 yds., 14.1 avg. 1 TD — — — —

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Offensively, Appalachian boasts the return of nine starters from a unit that ranked among the nation’s top 15 in every major statistical category last season — third in total offense (465.1 ypg), 10 in rushing (206.4 ypg), 12th in scoring (33.2 ppg) and 15th in passing (258.6 ypg). However, many observers still consider the offense to be ASU’s biggest question mark going into 2010 because, for the first time in four years, it will not be led by Edwards, a four-time all-American, holder of 64 school records and the only two-time winner in the 23-year history of the Walter Payton Award, which is given annually to the nation’s top FCS player. RUNNING BACKS Senior running back Devon Moore highlights the nine Mountaineers that do return to the starting lineup in 2010. Moore, who rushed for 1,374 yards (the sixth-highest total in ASU history) and 19 touchdowns a season ago, will likely be counted on to be Appalachian’s offensive workhorse following Edwards’ graduation. As productive as Moore was a season ago, he is just one of five Apps returning to the fold in 2010 that averaged over five yards per rush a year ago. Sophomore Rod Chisholm, who averaged 6.3 yards per carry as a redshirt freshman, is penciled in as Moore’s top backup heading into the fall with junior Cedric Baker (5.2 ypr in 2009), injury-plagued senior Devin Radford and redshirt freshman Andrew Peacock also expected to tote the ball.

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WIDE RECEIVERS Two of the five returning Mountaineers that averaged over five yards per rush a year ago will line up at wide receiver. Senior Matt Cline was an honorable mention all-American last year after catching 85 passes for 981 yards to go along with his 6.2 yards per rush. Junior do-everything threat Travaris Cadet, who was primarily Edwards’ backup at quarterback a year ago but averaged 5.2 yards per carry lining up all over the field, is also back in the fold and focusing strictly on honing his skills as a wideout. Joining Cline as likely starters in ASU’s ultra-deep throng of wide receivers are junior Brian Quick, who used his athleticism and 6-foot, 5-inch frame to rack up a team-high 982 receiving yards a year ago, and seniors Blake Elder (24 rec., 311 yds. in ‘09) and B.J. Frazier (20.1 yards per reception last season). Backing them up but expected to see a lot of playing time are Cadet, all-SoCon performer CoCo Hillary and explosive redshirt freshmen Jamill Lott, Rodger Walker and Tony Washington. Sophomore Wes Stringfield and redshirt freshmen Nathan Dorton and Jonathan Shively are also in the mix.

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Brian Quick (8) is a member of one of the deepest and most talented groups of wide receivers in all of college football.

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RETURNING STARTERS (9) Devon Moore Matt Cline Blake Elder Brian Quick Ben Jorden Pat Mills Brett Irvin Matt Ruff Orry Frye

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SEASON PREVIEW TIGHT END Like running back and receiver, Appalachian has a wealth of talent at tight end, led by junior Ben Jorden, who has earned all-conference recognition in each of his first two seasons at ASU. He is joined at the position by senior Brad Hardee and one of the Mountaineers’ most heralded incoming freshmen in Trevor Sawyer.

Center Brett Irvin (right) helped pave the way for running back Devon Moore (20) to find the end zone 19 times in 2009.

OFFENSIVE LINE Stability has been a staple of Appalachian’s offensive front over the past two seasons, as ASU has featured the same starting five over the entire season for two years running. Barring injury or other unforeseen circumstances, 2010 should be no different, as the Mountaineers return 4-of-5 starting offensive linemen and five of the six members of its regular line rotation this season. Starting center Brett Irvin, guards Pat Mills and Matt Ruff and right tackle Orry Frye all return, as does Daniel Kilgore, who has been a regular on ASU’s offensive front for three years and is expected to fill the starting role at left tackle vacated by graduated all-American Mario Acitelli. A very talented group of mostly youngsters, highlighted by seniors Corbett Harris and Louis Swaba, juniors Sherman Holt, Chris Marshall and Xan Thomas, sophomore Chad Turner, redshirt freshmen Regan Dufort and Robert Wallace and true freshmen Ian Barnard, Dylan Bostick, Graham Fisher, Kalan Jones and Kendall Lamm, will provide depth on the offensive line. QUARTERBACK The biggest question for most Mountaineer fans heading into the 2010 campaign is who will replace Edwards to become only ASU’s fifth opening-day starting quarterback since 2001. The candidates are junior DeAndre Presley and redshirt freshman Jamal Jackson. Presley actually is one of the four Mountaineers to start a season at QB since 2001, thanks to him filling in for an injured Edwards in last year’s opener at East Carolina. The start at ECU was one of two that Presley has made in his first two seasons at Appalachian, as he was named the SoCon’s Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week after leading ASU to a convincing victory at Western Carolina in the 2008 regular-season finale. At 5-11, 170 pounds, Presley has the athleticism, elusiveness and throwing ability to draw favorable comparisons to Edwards but has thrown only 60 passes in his first two seasons as a Mountaineer. At 6-3, 195 pounds, Jackson is a more prototypical pass-first signalcaller, very much in the mold of Mountaineer legend Richie Williams. He has displayed a big arm since his arrival on campus last summer and proved during spring drills that he too has the ability to move Appalachian’s offense. Sophomore Jey Yokeley and true freshman Kahlik Barnes will battle for the No. 3 slot in the quarterback derby. SPECIALISTS RETURNING STARTERS (4) Jason Vitaris Sam Martin Wilson Fitchett Dominick Magazu

Pos. PK P/KO LS HOL

Ht. 5-11 6-1 5-10 6-0

Wt. 175 180 230 190

Class Sr. So. Jr. Jr.

Key ‘09 Stats 19-28 FG, 58-58 PAT 40.0 punt avg., 19 I20 — —

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DID YOU KNOW? • Appalachian is one of only five programs to ever win five-consecutive Southern Conference championships. If ASU wins the SoCon title again in 2010, it would match the league record of six-straight league crowns won by Georgia Southern from 1997-2002. • Since the SoCon began crowning a football champion in 1933, ASU is just the third program to win double-digit titles. Furman has won a SoCon-record 12 championships and Duke won 10 before leaving the league in the 1953. • Appalachian’s 20-consecutive SoCon wins are tied for the second-most in conference history. ASU is the first program since 1974 and only the third since World War II to win as many as 16 SoCon games in a row. • Mark LeGree comes into the season as the NCAA Division I FCS active leader with 17 career interceptions. • D.J. Smith’s 381 career tackles are second among all active FCS players, only five behind St. Francis (Pa.) LB Scott Lewis. • Brian Quick needed just 22 career games to amass 1,000 receiving yards. Darryl Skinner (1997-99) is the only Mountaineer to ever reach the 1,000-yard plateau faster, needing just 16 games to do so. • Devon Moore is only the 12th player in ASU’s 80-year football history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. • ASU has had the the same five starting offensive linemen in every game for two-straight seasons. Prior to 2008, the last time that the Mountaineers had the same five starting linemen for every game was 1989 — head coach Jerry Moore’s first season at Appalachian. CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


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JERRYMOORE 22nd SEASON AT APPALACHIAN: 189-76 (.713) 29th SEASON OVERALL: 216-124-2 (.635)

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bona fide legend in the college football coaching ranks, 2010 is Jerry Moore’s 22nd year at the helm of Appalachian State University’s football program. In 21 seasons at Appalachian, Moore has compiled a 189-76 record, making him the winningest coach in Southern Conference history. In 28 years as a head coach, he is 216-124-2, making him one of only five active NCAA Division I FCS head coaches with 200 career victories and 23rd among all NCAA Division I coaches (FCS or FBS) in all-time victories. Despite the success that Moore has enjoyed at nearly every stop of his 49-year coaching career, the past five seasons have cemented his standing as one of the game’s all-time great mentors. Moore led Appalachian to three-consecutive NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS — formerly Division I-AA) national titles from 2005-07, making ASU the first program to ever win three-straight championships at the FCS/I-AA level and the first Division I program, FCS or FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision — formerly Division I-A) to accomplish the feat in 61 years. He has also led Appalachian to its five-straight SoCon titles with perfect 8-0 conference records in 2008 and ‘09, marking just the second time in the 77-year history of the venerable league that a team has won as many as five championships in a row. ASU carries a 20-game conference winning streak into the 2010 campaign, which is tied for the second-longest run of league victories in SoCon history. Since the beginning of the title run in

2005, Moore’s Mountaineers have compiled a 61-12 record (joining Ohio State, Texas and Virginia Tech as the only Division I programs to win 10 or more games during each of the past five seasons) and etched themselves in the record books with a number of other “firsts.” Most notably, the Apps became the first institution from the state of North Carolina to ever win an NCAA football championship at any level when it defeated Northern Iowa, 21-16, in the 2005 Division I-AA national title game — a feat they repeated with wins over Massachusetts (28-17) and Delaware (49-21) in the 2006 and ‘07 NCAA Division I national championship tilts. Additionally, Appalachian became a household name when Moore led his troops to perhaps the biggest upset in college football history, a 34-32 triumph over Michigan in the 2007 season opener. The victory over the Wolverines, college football’s all-time winningest program which came into the contest ranked No. 5 in the Associated Press’ Top 25 college football poll, marked the first time that an FCS team ever toppled a nationally ranked FBS opponent. However, Moore’s success at ASU did not begin in 2005, as the Mountaineers’ triumphs over the past four seasons has enhanced Moore’s standing as one of the nation’s finest coaches rather than defined it. Twenty of Moore’s 21 squads at ASU have posted winning records, eight have won Southern Conference championships and 15 have advanced to postseason play. He wasted no time in establishing a winning program, leading his very first Mountaineer

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squad to a 9-3 overall record and NCAA Division I-AA playoff berth in 1989. Two years later, Moore hoisted the SoCon championship trophy for the first time when his Apps captured the conference title and accompanying postseason berth with six wins in seven league tilts in 1991. The 1991 championship campaign sparked a run of four playoff bids in five years, capped by perhaps the most impressive regular season in school history in 1995. The ‘95 Mountaineers rolled to a perfect 11-0 regular-season record and, behind a defense that featured All-Americans Dexter Coakley and Matt Stevens, appeared to be a favorite to win the school’s first national championship. However, Stevens suffered a year-ending injury late in the regular season and ASU’s promising campaign came to an end when it stumbled against Stephen F. Austin in the second round of the playoffs. Appalachian missed the postseason each of the next two years, but responded with a run of five-straight playoff appearances from 1998-2002. The stretch was highlighted by Moore’s third SoCon title in 1999 and an unlikely run to the 2000 national semifinals as the No. 13 seed in the 16-team field. Another two-year absence followed the five-year string of postseason appearances but like the playoff-less 1996 and ‘97 seasons, the disappointing campaigns in 2003 and ‘04 have been followed by the most successful stretch in ASU’s and Moore’s storied gridiron history. Altogether, Moore has racked up a SoCon-record 189 victories and coached 58 players that have earned all-America recogni-

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PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1958-60...................Baylor wide receiver

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evident in his “never say no” philosophy with regards to the numerous speaking engagements that he was asked to participate in. As many as five nights a week, Moore has traveled across the Carolinas, the Southeast and the nation to appear at as many of the banquets, clinics and other engagements that he was asked to speak at as possible. A devoted family man, Moore is married to the former Margaret Starnes, also a Baylor alum. They have three children: Chris – ASU’s running backs coach – Scott and Elizabeth, and six grandchildren.

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graduated from BU with a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics in 1961. A native of Bonham, Texas, Moore was an all-state performer on the gridiron and earned 14 varsity letters in four sports at Bonham H.S. He is a member of the Bonham Athletics Hall of Fame. Bonham honored one of its most prominent sons when it declared Feb. 18, 2008 to be “Jerry Moore Day” in the town of 9,900 located 75 miles northeast of Dallas. An active and well-respected member of the American Football Coaches Association, Moore is also active in various church and civic groups. His sense of community is most

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COACHING EXPERIENCE 1961-64...................Corsicana (Texas) H.S. assistant coach 1965-72...................Southern Methodist assistant coach Head Coach: Hayden Fry 1973-78...................Nebraska assistant coach/ offensive coordinator Head Coach: Tom Osborne 1979-80...................North Texas head coach 11-11 (.500) — two seasons

1981-85...................Texas Tech head coach 16-37-2 (.309) — five seasons 1988.........................Arkansas assistant coach/ recruiting coordinator Head Coach: Ken Hatfield 1989-present...........Appalachian State head coach 189-76 (.713) — 21 seasons HONORS Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year 2009 AFCA National Coach of the Year 2005, 2006, 2007 Eddie Robinson Award (National Coach of the Year — The Sports Network) 2006 AFCA Regional Coach of the Year 1994, 1995, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 Southern Conference Coach of the Year 1991, 1994, 1995, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 Emmy Award

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Full name:...................Gerald Hundley Moore Birthdate:....................July 18, 1939 Birthplace:..................Bonham, Texas Wife:...............................Margaret (Starnes) Children:......................Chris, Scott, Elizabeth Grandchildren:.........Six High School:..............Bonham (Texas) H.S., 1957 College:........................Baylor, 1961 B.A., finance and economics

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tion a total of 85 times over the course of his 21 years at ASU. Moore is no stranger to individual awards himself, as he is a three-time American Football Coaches Association National Coach of the Year (2005, 2006, 2007) and the only Division I (FCS or FBS) mentor in the 74-year history of the award to win it three years in a row. He also won the 2006 Eddie Robinson Award (National Coach of the Year) from The Sports Network, is a six-time AFCA Regional Coach of the Year (1994, 1995, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009) and record seven-time SoCon Coach of the Year (1991, 1994, 1995, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009). In 2009, he was named the Liberty Mutual FCS Coach of the Year, an award that included $50,000 for Moore’s favorite charities and $20,000 for the ASU Alumni Association scholarship fund. In addition to his 21-year tenure at ASU, Moore served as head coach at North Texas (1979-80) and Texas Tech (1981-85) and spent 15 seasons on the staffs of legendary mentors Hayden Fry, Tom Osborne and Ken Hatfield at SMU (1965-72), Nebraska (1973-78) and Arkansas (1988). Moore began his coaching career with four seasons as an assistant at Corsicana H.S. in Texas (1961-64). He also enjoyed a trip to Honolulu, Hawaii in 2006 to serve as an assistant coach in the Hula Bowl all-star game. Prior to embarking on his legendary coaching career, Moore made his mark as one of the nation’s premier players at Baylor from 1958-60. He ranked among the nation’s top 10 in receptions while serving as a team captain for the 11th-ranked Bears as a senior and

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THE UNIVERSITY

Trophy presentations have become a yearly tradition for ASU head coach Jerry Moore, as he has led Appalachian to eight Southern Conference championships, including each of the last five, and three NCAA Division I Football national titles in 2005, ‘06 and ‘07. He is pictured above with the 2009 SoCon (left) and 2007 national (right) championship trophies.

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Jerry Moore’s Head Coaching Record Year School Won 1979 North Texas 5 1980 North Texas 6 North Texas Totals 11 1981 Texas Tech 1 1982 Texas Tech 4 1983 Texas Tech 3 1984 Texas Tech 4 1985 Texas Tech 4 Texas Tech Totals 16 1989 Appalachian State 9 1990 Appalachian State 6 1991 Appalachian State 8 1992 Appalachian State 7 1993 Appalachian State 4 1994 Appalachian State 9 1995 Appalachian State 12 1996 Appalachian State 7 1997 Appalachian State 7 1998 Appalachian State 10 1999 Appalachian State 9 2000 Appalachian State 10 2001 Appalachian State 9 2002 Appalachian State 8 2003 Appalachian State 7 2004 Appalachian State 6 2005 Appalachian State 12 2006 Appalachian State 14 2007 Appalachian State 13 2008 Appalachian State 11 2009 Appalachian State 11 Appalachian Totals 189 Career Totals 216

Overall Lost Tied 6 0 5 0 11 0 9 1 7 0 7 1 7 0 7 0 37 2 3 0 5 0 4 0 5 0 7 0 4 0 1 0 4 0 4 0 3 0 3 0 4 0 4 0 4 0 4 0 5 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 76 0 124 2

Pct. .455 .545 .500 .136 .364 .318 .364 .364 .309 .750 .545 .667 .583 .364 .692 .923 .636 .636 .769 .750 .714 .692 .667 .636 .545 .800 .933 .867 .786 .786 .713 .635

Won — — — 0 3 3 2 1 9 5 5 6 5 4 6 8 5 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 4 6 7 5 8 8 125 134

Conference Lost Tied — — — — — — 7 1 5 0 4 1 6 0 7 0 29 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 35 0 64 2

Pct. — — — .063 .375 .438 .250 .125 .250 .714 .714 .857 .714 .500 .750 1.000 .625 .750 .750 .875 .750 .750 .750 .750 .571 .857 1.000 .714 1.000 1.000 .781 .675

Final Place Rank — — — 9th T-6th 6th 8th 7th — 2nd 10th 2nd 1st 17th 2nd 16th T-4th 2nd 9th 1st 5th 4th 22nd 2nd 22nd 2nd 6th T-1st T-9th 2nd 4th 3rd 6th T-2nd 10th 2nd T-3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st t-1st 1st 1st 5th 1st 3rd — —

Jerry Moore’s MOUNTAINEERS IN THE POSTSEASON Year Seed 1989 No. 10 1991 No. 13 1992 No. 12 1994 No. 10 1995 No. 4 1998 No. 7 1999 No. 4 2000 No. 13 2001 — 2002 — 2005 No. 2 2006 No. 1 2007 — 2008 No. 2 2009 —

Opponent at 7Middle Tennessee State at 4Eastern Kentucky at 5Middle Tennessee State at 7New Hampshire at 2Boise State 13 James Madison 5 Stephen F. Austin 10 Tennessee State at 2Northwestern State 13 Florida A&M at 4Troy State at 5Western Kentucky at 1Montana William & Mary at 2Georgia Southern Maine Lafayette Southern Illinois Furman vs. Northern Iowa Coastal Carolina Montana State 4 Youngstown State vs. 3Massachusetts James Madison Eastern Washington Richmond vs. Delaware South Carolina State Richmond South Carolina State at 4Richmond at 1Montana Seed

Site Murfreesboro, Tenn. Richmond, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Durham, N.H. Boise, Idaho Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Natchitoches, La. Boone, N.C. Troy, Ala. Bowling Green, Ky. Missoula, Mont. Boone, N.C. Statesboro, Ga. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Richmond, Va. Missoula, Mont.

Postseason appearances:................................................................................... 15 Postseason record:................................................................................................ 21-12 in Boone:........................................................................................................ 14-4 away:................................................................................................................ 4-8 at neutral sites:........................................................................................... 3-0

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Result L, 24-21 L, 14-3 L, 35-10 W, 17-10 L, 17-14 W, 31-24 L, 27-17 W, 45-31 L, 31-20 L, 44-29 W, 33-30 W, 17-14 L, 19-16 (OT) W, 40-27 L, 38-24 L, 14-13 W, 34-23 W, 38-24 W, 29-23 W, 21-16 W, 45-28 W, 38-17 W, 49-24 W, 28-17 W, 28-27 W, 38-35 W, 55-35 W, 49-21 W, 37-21 L, 33-13 W, 20-13 W, 35-31 L, 24-17

THE DEAN OF SoCon COACHES WINNINGEST ACTIVE FCS HEAD COACHES (based on total career victories) 241 Bob Ford (Albany) 216 Jerry Moore (Appalachian State) 214 Joe Taylor (Florida A&M) 208 Al Bagnoli (Penn) 205 Andy Talley (Villanova) 200 Jimmye Laycock (William & Mary) 196 Rob Ash (Montana State) 195 Walt Hameline (Wagner) 175 Pete Richardson (Southern) 155 Mike Ayers (Wofford) ALL-TIME SoCon COACHING VICTORIES (based on games at SoCon institution) 189 Jerry Moore, ASU (1989-present) 171 Wallace Wade, Alabama (1923-30); Duke (1931-41, ‘46-50) 87 Mike Ayers, Wofford (1997-present) 77 D.C. Walker, Wake Forest (1937-50) 69 Frank Howard, Clemson (1940-52) 69 Dick Sheridan, Furman (1978-85) 68 H.C. Byrd, Maryland (1921-34) 66 Jimmy Satterfield, Furman (1986-93) 66 Bob Waters, Western Carolina (1977-88) 64 Jim Donnan, Marshall (1990-95) ALL-TIME SoCon COACHING WINS/SEASON (min. three full seasons at SoCon institution) 12.4 Paul Johnson, Ga. Southern (1997-01) 10.7 Jim Donnan, Marshall (1990-95) 9.0 Jerry Moore, ASU (1989-present) 8.8 Mike Sewak, Ga. Southern (2002-05) 8.2 Bobby Lamb, Furman (2002-present) 8.6 Dick Sheridan, Furman (1978-85) 8.3 Joe Morrison, Chattanooga (1977-79) 8.3 George Chaump, Marshall (1986-89) 8.3 Jimmy Satterfield, Furman (1986-93) 8.3 Tim Stowers, Ga. Southern (1993-95) ALL-TIME SoCon COACHING WINNING PCT. (min. three seasons at SoCon institution) .861 Paul Johnson, Ga. Southern (1997-01) .797 Jim Tatum, Maryland (1947-52) .788 Joe Morrison, Chattanooga (1977-79) .782 Carl Voyles, William & Mary (1939-42) .753 Jim Donnan, Marshall (1990-95) .745 Dick Sheridan, Furman (1978-85) .742 Pat Dye, East Carolina (1974-76) .714 Mike Sewak, Ga. Southern (2002-05) .713 Jerry Moore, ASU (1989-present) .700 Jack Faber, Maryland (1935-37) ALL-TIME SoCon COACHING SEASONS (based on seasons at SoCon institution) 21 Jerry Moore, ASU (1989-present) 16 Wallace Wade, Duke (1931-41, ‘46-50) 15 Ed Merrick, Richmond (1951-65) 15 Bob King, Furman (1958-72) 14 H.C. Byrd, Maryland (1921-34) 14 D.C. Walker, Wake Forest (1937-50) 14 Bob Thalman, VMI (1971-84) 13 William Dole, Davidson (1952-64) 13 Frank Howard, Clemson (1940-52) 13 John McKenna, VMI (1953-65) 13 Mike Ayers, Wofford (1997-present)

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ALL-TIME NCAA DIVISION I COACHES WITH 200 CAREER VICTORIES

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29-44, 1999 52-27, 2009 45-7, 2007 52-16, 2009 17-40, 2003 16-17, 1985 56-7, 2008 32-35, 2008 34-23, 2005 8-36, 2005 48-7, 2007 29-22, 2002 22-20, 1980 19-17, 1979 13-41, 2008 13-14, 2002 41-0, 2006 17-50, 2002 28-17, 2006 35-40, 2009 29-10, 1980 8-26, 1980 34-32, 2007 10-35, 1992 31-23, 1991 17-24, 2009 38-17, 2006 24-21, 2003 17-10, 1994 32-31, 1985 38-28, 1980 38-31, 1995 55-21, 2009 10-23, 2006 28-7, 1985 26-18, 1980 34-21, 2007 21-16, 2005 35-40, 2004 7-25, 1979 48-14, 2008 27-29, 1985 35-31, 2009 20-7, 2009 20-13, 2009 7-9, 1985 38-24, 2005 10-30, 1979 17-27, 1995 63-7, 1985 45-31, 1998 16-3, 1996 21-34, 1985 27-28, 1985 44-7, 1984 41-34, 2004 33-30, 2000 21-17, 1985 35-15, 1980 54-13, 2002 10-20, 2001 3-10, 1982 19-14, 2009 17-14, 2000 28-14, 1979 64-14, 2001 40-27, 2001 44-34, 2009 7-53, 2004 49-24, 2006

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2010 OPPONENTS

Jerry and Margaret Moore met as students at Baylor and celebrated their 50th wedding anniverary in 2010.

Last Meeting 13-28, 1985 7-30, 1985 15-22, 1999 0-31, 1985 14-17, 1994 23-41, 1980 31-20, 1989 35-20, 2009 30-27 OT, 2009 12-23, 1997 45-28, 2006 27-45, 1981 49-21, 2007 24-29, 2009 21-7, 2003 24-16, 2005 38-35, 2007 44-7, 1995 27-10, 2009

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

• min. 10 seasons at Division I institutions • active coaches in italics

Texas Tech 1-1 0-5 — 1-4 — — — — — — — 0-1 — — — — — — —

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Grambling Penn State Samford; West Virginia; Florida St. Maryland; Kentucky; Texas A&M; Alabama Georgia; Cornell; Carlisle; Pittsburgh; Stanford; Temple Eastern Kentucky Springfield; Chicago; Pacific Delaware BYU Nebraska William & Mary; NC State; Arkansas; Minnesota; Notre Dame; South Carolina Dayton St. Lawrence; Albany Denison; Miami U.; Ohio St. Cheyney; Central St.; Florida A&M Miami U.; Michigan SMU; North Texas; Iowa Murray State; Virginia Tech Youngstown St.; Ohio St. William Penn; Pittsburg St.; Sam Houston St. North Texas; Texas Tech; Appalachian St. Howard; Virginia Union; Hampton; Florida A&M Appalachian St., Tulane, North Carolina, Texas Union; Pennsylvania Rhodes; Clemson; Rice Nevada St. Lawrence; Villanova C. Arkansas; HardinSimmons; N. Mexico St.; Arizona; Trinity Bowling Green; W. Virginia Georgia Loras; DePaul; Holy Cross; Iowa William & Mary Montana St.; Washington St.; Fresno St.

North Texas — — — — — 0-1 — — — — — — — 0-1 — — — — — — FIRST MEETING — — — — — — 0-1 — — — 0-1 — — 1-0 1-0 — — — — — — 1-1 0-1 — — — — — — — — 2-0 — — — — 1-0 — — — 0-1 — — — — — 0-2 — 0-1 — — — — — — 2-0 — — 0-1 2-0 — — — — — 1-0 — — — — —

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1) 408 Eddie Robinson 2) 394 Joe Paterno 3) 389 Bobby Bowden 4) 323 Bear Bryant 5) 319 Pop Warner 6) 314 Roy Kidd 314 Amos A. Stagg 8) 300 Tubby Raymond 9) 257 LaVell Edwards 10) 255 Tom Osborne 11) 249 Lou Holtz 12) 246 Mike Kelly 13) 240 Bob Ford 14) 238 Woody Hayes 15) 237 Billy Joe 16) 234 Bo Schembechler 17) 232 Hayden Fry 18) 229 Frank Beamer 19) 228 Jim Tressel 20) 218 Ron Randleman 21) 216 Jerry Moore 22) 214 Joe Taylor 23) 211 Mack Brown 24) 208 Al Bagnoli 25) 207 Jess Nealy 26) 206 Chris Ault 27) 205 Andy Talley 28) 203 Warren Woodson 29) 202 Don Nehlen 30) 201 Vince Dooley 201 Eddie Anderson 32) 200 Jimmye Laycock 200 Jim Sweeney

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Team Total ASU Air Force 1-1 — Arkansas 0-5 — Auburn 0-1 0-1 Baylor 1-4 — Boise State 0-1 0-1 Brigham Young 0-1 — Catawba 1-0 1-0 Chattanooga 19-2 19-2 The Citadel 16-5 16-5 Clemson 0-3 0-3 Coastal Carolina 2-0 2-0 Colorado 0-1 — Delaware 1-0 1-0 East Carolina 0-2 0-1 East Tennessee State 13-2 13-2 Eastern Kentucky 7-2 7-2 Eastern Washington 1-0 1-0 Edinboro 1-0 1-0 Elon 7-0 7-0 Florida Florida A&M 0-1 0-1 Furman 13-9 13-9 Gardner-Webb 3-0 3-0 Georgia Southern 9-9 9-9 Hawaii 0-1 0-1 Houston 0-6 — Jacksonville 1-0 1-0 James Madison 6-2 6-2 Lafayette 1-0 1-0 Kansas 0-2 0-1 Lenoir-Rhyne 1-0 1-0 Liberty 6-2 6-2 Louisiana-Lafayette 1-0 — Louisiana Tech 1-0 — LSU 0-2 0-2 Maine 0-1 0-1 Mars Hill 1-0 1-0 Marshall 5-4 5-4 Massachusetts 1-0 1-0 McNeese State 0-1 0-1 Memphis 1-1 — Miami (Fla.) 0-1 — Michigan 1-0 1-0 Middle Tennessee State 0-2 0-2 Mississippi College 1-0 1-0 Montana 0-2 0-2 Montana State 1-0 1-0 Morehead State 1-0 1-0 New Hampshire 1-0 1-0 New Mexico 2-3 — New Mexico State 2-0 — North Carolina A&T 3-1 3-1 North Carolina Central 1-0 1-0 NC State 0-3 0-3 North Texas 1-0 — Northeast Louisiana 1-0 — Northern Arizona 1-0 1-0 Northern Iowa 1-0 1-0 Northwestern State 0-2 0-2 Oklahoma State 0-1 — Presbyterian 1-0 1-0 Rice 3-2 — Richmond 2-1 2-1 Samford 2-0 2-0 South Carolina State 2-0 2-0 SMU 0-7 — Southern Illinois 1-0 1-0 Southern Miss 0-1 — Stephen F. Austin 0-1 0-1 TCU 2-1-2 — Tennessee State 1-0 1-0 Tennessee Tech 1-0 1-0 Texas 0-5 — Texas A&M 3-2 — Texas-Arlington 3-0 — Texas State 1-0 1-0 Troy 1-1 1-1 Tulsa 2-2 — UTEP 2-0 — VMI 13-1 13-1 Wake Forest 5-6 5-6 Washington 0-2 — Western Carolina 19-2 19-2 Western Kentucky 1-0 1-0-0 West Texas State 1-0 — West Virginia Tech 1-0 1-0 William & Mary 1-0 1-0 Wofford 10-3 10-3 Wyoming 0-1 0-1 Youngstown State 1-0 1-0

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CHRISMOORE

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/LINEBACKERS 15th SEASON AT APPALACHIAN 22nd SEASON OVERALL TENNESSEE, 1988

RUNNING BACKS 12th SEASON AT APPALACHIAN 12th SEASON OVERALL APPALACHIAN, 1999

ale Jones is in his 15th season at Appalachian and his first as the program’s defensive coordinator. He also serves as ASU’s linebackers coach. Jones came to Appalachian in 1996 as the team’s defensive line coach and special-teams coordinator before moving to work with the linebackers in 2005. During his 14 seasons with the Mountaineers, he has mentored nine allAmericans, including three two-time all-American honorees, and 15 all-conference performers that have earned the recognition a total of 26 times. Three of his pupils — Josh Jeffries (2002), K.T. Stovall (2003) and Jacque Roman (2008) — have been named the Southern Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year. In his five seasons as linebackers coach, he has averaged nearly two allSoCon honorees per season, with Mountaineer ‘backers honored nine times during that span. In 2008, all three starters — Roman, Pierre Banks and D.J. Smith — garnered all-conference recognition. Eight former Mountaineers coached by Jones have gone on to play in the NFL, including current pros Jason Hunter (Detroit Lions) and Marques Murrell (New England Patriots). In 2002, Jones was named the Special Teams Coordinator of the Year by American Football Monthly. One of the most popular and decorated players in University of Tennessee history, Jones was an all-American and two-time all-SEC performer as a linebacker for the Vols from 1983-86. He is best known as the defensive leader of UT’s 1985 squad, which won the Southeastern Conference championship and stunned No. 2 Miami (Fla.), 35-7, in the 1986 Sugar Bowl. Jones’ fourth-quarter interception of Alabama’s Mike Shula that sealed the Vols’ 16-14 win over the Crimson Tide remains one of the most memorable moments of Tennessee’s run to the 1985 SEC title. Jones graduated from UT in 1988 and began his coaching career as an assistant under legendary head coach Johnny Majors at his alma mater in 1989. He went on to serve one-year stints with the Parma Panthers of the Italian American Football League (1990) and the University of Florida (1991) before a five-year tenure at Georgia Military College, including the final four seasons as defensive coordinator. One of 13 children in his family (six brothers and six sisters), Jones is married to the former Donna Hall. The couple has a daughter, Brooke. Coaching Experience 1989..................................Tennessee (Defensive Assistant) 1990..................................Parma Panthers (Defensive Coordinator) 1991..................................Florida (Defensive Assistant) 1991-95...........................Georgia Military (Linebackers and Defensive Backs) 1992-95...........................Georgia Military (Defensive Coordinator) 1996-2004......................Appalachian State (Defensive Line/Special Teams) 2005-09...........................Appalachian State (Linebackers) 2010-present.................Appalachian State (Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers) Playing Experience 1983-86...........................Tennessee (LB) Alma Mater:.................Tennessee, 1988 Hometown:...................Cleveland, Tenn. Wife:.................................Donna (Hall) Daughter:......................Brooke

hris Moore is in his 12th season on Appalachian’s staff and his sixth as the program’s running backs coach. During his time as ASU’s running backs coach, he has mentored a pair of all-Southern Conference honorees in Kevin Richardson and Devon Moore. Under Moore’s tutelage, Richardson, a former walk-on, flourished into a three-time all-American and all-Southern Conference honoree, the 2008 SoCon Offensive Player of the Year and ASU’s all-time leader with 4,804 rushing yards and 66 rushing touchdowns. As Richardson’s successor, Moore needed only 18 starts to become the 11th player in school history with 2,000 career rushing yards. In 2005, his first on the offensive side of the ball, the Mountaineers averaged 193.3 rushing yards per game, an improvement of over 90 yards per game from the previous year. Prior to moving to offense, Moore coached Appalachian’s linebackers for four seasons from 2001-04. During that time, he mentored at least one allconference selection each season. Moore began his coaching career as a student assistant on Appalachian’s staff from 1995-98. Following his graduation from ASU in 1999, he slid into a defensive assistant role for two seasons before taking over the Apps’ linebackers. During his time as a student and defensive assistant, 22 Mountaineers earned all-conference recognition, most notably two-time Buck Buchanan Award winner Dexter Coakley. Prior to his arrival at ASU, Moore played collegiately for two seasons at Texas Tech (1993) and Stephen F. Austin (1994). He was a three-time alldistrict honoree and 1,000-yard rusher and two-time all-area performer as a running back at Coronado H.S. in Texas. He also lettered twice in track and field. The son of Appalachian head coach Jerry Moore, Moore is married to the former Tracy Robinson. He has two daughters — Chelsea Moore and Mikalla Shepherd. MOORE AT A GLANCE

Coaching Experience 1995-98...........................Appalachian State (Student Assistant) 1999-2000......................Appalachian State (Defensive Assistant) 2001-2004......................Appalachian State (Linebackers) 2005-present.................Appalachian State (Running Backs) Playing Experience 1993..................................Texas Tech (RB) 1994..................................Stephen F. Austin (RB) Alma Mater:.................Appalachian, 1999 Hometown:...................Lubbock, Texas Wife:.................................Tracy (Robinson) Daughters:....................Chelsea Moore and Mikalla Shepherd

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The Moore Family: Tracy, Mikalla and Chris

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BRADGLENN

DEFENSIVE ENDS/RECRUITING COORDINATOR 8th SEASON AT APPALACHIAN 20th SEASON OVERALL CLEMSON, 1990

QUARTERBACKS 6th SEASON AT APPALACHIAN 9th SEASON OVERALL CLEMSON, 1995

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The Glenn Family: Brad, Landry, Zoey and Anna

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The Speir Family: Zeb, Mark, Jackson and Paige

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Coaching Experience 1995-2000......................Greer (S.C.) H.S. (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks) 2001..................................Elon (Tight Ends) 2002-03...........................North Greenville College (Offensive Coordinator/QB) 2004..................................Seneca (S.C.) H.S. (Off. Cooridnator/Wide Receivers) 2005..................................Appalachian State (Tight Ends) 2006-2008......................Appalachian State (Slot Receivers) 2009-present.................Appalachian State (Quarterbacks) Alma Mater:.................Clemson, 1995 Hometown:...................Seneca, S.C. Wife:.................................Anna (Thompson) Daughters:....................Zoey and Landry

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2010 MOUNTAINEERS

Coaching Experience 1986-89...........................Clemson (Student Assistant) 1991-93...........................Western Carolina (Running Backs) 1994..................................Western Carolina (Outside Linebackers) 1995-96...........................Western Carolina (Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator) 1997-99...........................Presbyterian (Defensive Line/Strength and Conditioning) 2000-01...........................Elon (Running Backs/Special Teams/Recruiting Coordinator) 2002..................................Elon (Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator) 2003-04...........................Appalachian State (Running Backs) 2005-09...........................Appalachian State (Defensive Line) 2004-present.................Appalachian State (Recruiting Coordinator) 2009-present.................Appalachian State (Defensive Ends) Alma Mater:.................Clemson, 1990 (Master’s — Western Carolina, 1994) Hometown:...................Kannapolis, N.C. Wife:.................................Paige (Holt) Sons:................................Zeb and Jackson

rad Glenn is in his sixth season at Appalachian and second as the program’s quarterbacks coach. Glenn has served a wide range of roles on the staff since his arrival in 2005, including a season as tight ends coach (2005) and three mentoring slot receivers (2006-08) before taking over the quarterbacks position in 2009. He has coached five all-Southern Conference honorees in his five seasons at ASU, most notably tight end Daniel Bettis, who hauled in eight touchdowns among his 28 receptions in 2005, and quarterback Armanti Edwards, who wrapped up his illustrious career with Glenn serving as his mentor in 2009. Under Glenn’s tutelage, Edwards set school records with 3,291 passing yards and 3,970 yards of total offense as a senior. As a team, Appalachian ranked among the nation’s top 20 squads in passing, passing efficiency, scoring and total offense during Glenn’s first season as quarterbacks coach. Glenn started his coaching career as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Greer (S.C.) High School from 1995-2000. He helped lead Greer to a 25-3 overall record and back-to-back South Carolina UpperState runner-up finishes in 1999 and 2000 before taking his first collegiate job as the tight ends coach at Elon. He spent one season at Elon (2001) and two as the offensive coordinator at North Greenville College (2002-03) before moving back to the high-school ranks as the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Seneca H.S. in his hometown of Seneca, S.C. (2004). Glenn graduated from Clemson in 1995. He is married to the former Anna Thompson and the couple has two daughters — Zoey and Landry.

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ark Speir is in his eighth season at Appalachian. During his time at ASU, Speir has coached the Mountaineers’ running backs (2003-04), defensive line (2005-08) and defensive ends (2009-present), as well as serving as the program’s recruiting coordinator since 2004. In 2009, Speir was named the NCAA Division I FCS Assistant Coach of the Year by the American Football Association for his work on and off the field. On the field, Speir has coached multiple all-Southern Conference selections in each of the past four seasons, including both of ASU’s starting ends a year ago (Jabari Fletcher and Lanston Tanyi). In all, he has coached seven all-conference honorees that have earned the recognition of 11 times in his seven seasons on staff. Additionally, four of Speir’s pupils (ends Jason Hunter, Marques Murrell and Gary Tharrington and tackle Anthony Williams) have earned allAmerica honors a total of five times. Hunter and Murrell tied for the SoCon lead with 13 sacks apiece and accounted for six defensive touchdowns between them in 2005 and Murrell led the nation with 13 sacks in ‘06. Both have gone on to enjoy productive NFL careers. As ASU’s recruting coordinator, Speir has organized the efforts to land five-consecutive crops of freshman that have been widely considered to be among the top NCAA Division I FCS recruiting classes in the nation. Off the field, Speir is involved in many charitible causes. Most notably, he has raised over $30,000 to help rebuild the Memorial Christian Hospital in Bangladesh by training for and participating in the 2008 Music City Marathon in Nashville, which he finished in 4:01, and the 2009 Boston Marathon, which he completed in 3:59, and the 2010 Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati. Last summer, he traveled to Bangladesh to provide muchneeded medical supplies and volunteer at the hospital for 10 days. Prior to his arrival at ASU, Speir coached at Western Carolina (1991-96), Presbyterian (1997-99) and Elon (2000-02), as well as helping Clemson to three Atlantic Coast Conference championships in four years as a student assistant (1986-89). Speir is married to the former Paige Holt. They have two sons — Zeb and Jackson.

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ormer ASU defensive lineman Jason Blalock began his second stint as a member of Appalachian’s coaching staff in 2009. He is in his second season as the Mountaineers’ defensive tackles coach. In his first season back at his alma mater, Blalock mentored a group of defensive tackles that included an all-conference selection in Malcolm Bennett. During his first stint as a member of ASU’s coaching staff (2004-06), he assisted with a defensive unit that led the Southern Conference in scoring in 2005 and ‘06. The 2006 Mountaineers boasted one of the top defensive units in SoCon history, leading the league in scoring, rushing, passing and total defense. Following the historic ‘06 campaign, Blalock moved to Newberry College, where he coached the Indians’ defensive line for two seasons (2007-08). He mentored three all-South Atlantic Conference selections in his two seasons at Newberry and helped lead the squad to a 15-6 record over the two-year period, including a 9-2 record and No. 19 final national ranking in NCAA Division II in 2007. Blalock was a defensive lineman for the Mountaineers from 2000-03, playing in every game over his final three years. As a senior, he registered 37 tackles and six tackles for loss, highlighted by a career-best seven-tackle performance versus Georgia Southern and the only interception of his career in the season opener at Hawaii. He was a member of squads that advanced to the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs in each of his first three seasons (2000-02) and played alongside four all-America defensive linemen during his career. Off the field, Blalock raised funds for the Memorial Christian Hospital in Bangladesh by joining defensive ends coach Mark Speir and Team Samaritan’s Purse in training for and competing in the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati in May 2010. He completed his first marathon in 4:26:33. Blalock is married to the former Susan Hopkins. Coaching Experience 2004-06...........................Appalachian State (Defensive Assistant) 2007-08...........................Newberry (Defensive Line) 2009-present.................Appalachian State (Defensive Tackles) Playing Experience 2000-03...........................Appalachian State (DL) Alma Mater:.................Appalachian, 2004 Hometown:...................Hurdle Mills, N.C. Wife:.................................Susan (Hopkins)

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fter winning three national championships as a student-athlete, John Holt is in his third season as a member of Appalachian’s football staff and his second as tight ends coach. In his first year as tight ends coach, Holt mentored sophomore Ben Jorden, who earned all-Southern Conference recognition for the second time in his young career. In 2008, Holt served on the staff in an offensive quality control capacity. His duties included assisting the offensive staff with day-to-day non-coaching duties, specifically offensive line coach Shawn Elliott. Thanks in large part to Holt’s efforts, ASU’s offense ranked among the nation’s top 10 in scoring, rushing, pass efficiency and total offense in ‘08. Holt’s playing career as a Mountaineer spanned from 2004-07. After not advancing to postseason play as a freshman, Holt helped Appalachian become the first team in NCAA Division I FCS/I-AA history to win threeconsecutive national championships from 2005-07. He played in 55 of ASU’s 56 games during his four-year career, including all 15 as a senior in 2007, when he served as a team captain. Holt was a versatile offensive lineman who saw significant playing time at right guard and both tackle positions during his collegiate career. The 2008 Appalachian graduate is a native of Leicester, N.C. His brother, Sherman, is a junior offensive lineman for the Mountaineers. HOLT AT A GLANCE

Coaching Experience 2008..................................Appalachian State (Offensive Quality Control) 2009-present.................Appalachian State (Tight Ends) Playing Experience 2004-07...........................Appalachian State (OL) Alma Mater:.................Appalachian, 2008 Hometown:...................Leicester, N.C.

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n his first season as Appalachian’s offensive line coach, Bob McClain brings a decade of college coaching experience with him to the Mountaineer staff. McClain comes to Appalachian from Tulsa, where he served as the Golden Hurricane’s tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator in 2009. Prior to his year at Tulsa, he spent one season in special teams and offensive quality control at Michigan, his second stint under head coach Rich Rodriguez. He previously served under Rodriguez for six years at West Virginia (2000-05), the final three as an offensive graduate assistant working primarily with the Mountaineers’ offensive line and tight ends. At WVU, he helped lead the Mountaineers to three Big East championships and four bowl appearances. Under Rodriguez, McClain became well-versed in the spread offense scheme that Appalachian employs many aspects of when it has the ball. Sandwiched between the two stints on Rodriguez’s staffs was a twoyear tenure (2006-07) as offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Glenville (W. Va.) State. While at Glenville, McClain also coached the Pioneers’ offensive line, tight ends and running backs. McClain received a bachelor’s degree in business from Waynesburg (Pa.) College in 1996 and earned three master’s degrees from West Virginia (secondary education, elementary education and educational leadership). McCLAIN AT A GLANCE

Coaching Experience 2000-02...........................West Virginia (Offensive Video Graduate Assistant) 2003-05...........................West Virginia (Offensive Graduate Assistant) 2006-07...........................Glenville (W. Va.) State (Off. Coord./OL/TE/RB/Recruiting Coord.) 2008..................................Michigan (Special Teams and Offensive Quality Control) 2009..................................Tulsa (Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator) 2010-present.................Appalachian State (Offensive Line) Alma Mater:.................Waynesburg (Pa.), 1996 (three master’s degrees — West Virginia) Hometown:...................Salem, W. Va.

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ohn Mark Hamilton is in his second season as a member of ASU’s coaching staff, serving as a defensive assistant. In his first year on the staff, Hamilton assisted former defensive coordinator John Wiley with the Mountaineers’ defensive backs. As a student at Appalachian, Hamilton was a equipment manager before becoming a student assistant, working primarily with defensive linemen under assistant coach Mark Speir. Hamilton graduated from ASU in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. The Matthews, N.C. native is married to the former Amanda Soper, Appalachian’s cheerleading head coach.

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Coaching Experience 2009-present.................Appalachian State (Def. Asst.) Alma Mater:.................Appalachian, 2008 Hometown:...................Matthews, N.C. Wife:.................................Amanda (Soper)

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Coaching Experience 1985-86...........................NC State (Graduate Assistant — Football/Strength and Cond.) 1987..................................Shepherd (W. Va.) College (Head Strength Coach/Asst. DL Coach) 1988-89...........................East Carolina (Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach) 1990-98...........................Appalachian State (Director of Strength and Conditioning) 1999..................................Eastern Kentucky (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach) 2000-03...........................Louisville (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach) 2004-06...........................Pittsburgh (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach) 2007-09...........................Kansas State (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach) 2010-present.................Appalachian State (Director of Strength and Conditioning) Playing Experience: 1978-79...........................Potomac State (W. Va.) College 1980..................................Fairmont (W. Va.) State Alma Mater:.................Fairmont State, 1982 (Master’s — NC State, 1987) Hometown:...................Parkersburg, W. Va. Wife:.................................Deena (England)

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ike Kent, who served as Appalachian State University’s director of strength and conditioning from 1990-98, returned to Appalachian in the same capacity on Dec. 1, 2009. Kent has a quarter century of experience in the field, including the past 10 seasons overseeing the strength and conditioning programs at Kansas State (2007-09), Pittsburgh (2004-06) and Louisville (2000-03). In his decade in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) ranks, he trained numerous NFL Draft picks, including 2009 first-round selection Josh Freeman (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Super Bowl XXXIX MVP Deion Branch (currently of the Seattle Seahawks). Prior to his stints at K-State, Pitt and Louisville, Kent spent the 90s in the NCAA Division I FCS ranks with nine years at Appalachian followed by a season at Eastern Kentucky. With the Mountaineers, Kent saw five of his pupils selected in the NFL Draft, most notably Dexter Coakley, who went on to make three Pro Bowl appearances during his 10-year career with the Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams. For his efforts, Kent was named the 1995 Southern Conference Strength Coach of the Year. Kent began his career in 1985 with two years as a graduate assistant at NC State, helping coach defensive ends and assisting with strength and conditioning. He also had stints at Shepherd (W. Va.) College (1987) and East Carolina (1988-89) before coming to ASU. A 1982 graduate of Fairmont (W. Va.) State, Kent earned a master’s degree from NC State in 1987. He is married to the former Deena England.

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Coaching Experience 1992..................................Clemson (Video Graduate Assistant) 1993-95...........................Clemson (Graduate Assistant) 1996-1999......................Georgia Military College (Def. Coord./Recruiting Coord./DB) 2000-01...........................Georgia Military College (Assistant Head Coach) 2002-05...........................Georgia Southern (Defensive Backs) 2006..................................Griffin (Ga.) High School (Defensive Coordinator/Def. Backs) 2007-08...........................Riverside (Ga.) Military Academy (Asst. Head Coach/Def. Coord.) 2009..................................Riverside (Ga.) Military Academy (Head Coach) 2010-present.................Appalachian State (Defensive Backs) Playing Experience 1988-91...........................Clemson (DB) Alma Mater:.................Clemson, 1992 (Master’s — Clemson, 1994) Hometown:...................Woodruff, S.C. Wife:.................................Stephanie (Crisco) Sons:................................Seth and Samuel

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14-year college coaching veteran, Scot Sloan is in his first season at Appalachian, serving as the program’s defensive backs coach. Sloan most recently spent three years at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Ga., including serving as the program’s head coach last season. During his three-year stint at Riverside, which included two seasons (200708) as defensive coordinator, he helped lead the Eagles to three playoff berths and an 18-15 overall record. He was also the school’s athletics director for two years (2008-09). He also served as the defensive coordinator at Griffin (Ga.) High School in 2006, where his squad posted an 11-1 record and advanced to the second round of the Georgia state playoffs. Prior to the last four years in the high-school ranks, Sloan was a successful college assistant at Georgia Southern (defensive backs, 2002-05), Georgia Military (defensive coordinator/recruiting coordinator/defensive backs, 1996-2001) and Clemson (graduate assistant, 1992-95). While at Georgia Southern, he helped lead the Eagles to two Southern Conference championships and three NCAA Division I-AA playoff berths. He mentored three all-Americans, six all-conference selections and one NFL Draft pick (David Young — 2003 sixth round, Jacksonville Jaguars) at GSU. At Georgia Military, he coordinated a defense that set a National Junior College Athletic Association record for total defense while winning the NJCAA national championship in 2001. Immediately preceding Sloan’s arrival at GMC, current ASU defensive coordinator Dale Jones held that post at the Milledgeville, Ga. school. Sloan’s four-year stint as a graduate assistant at Clemson came on the heels of a successful playing career for the Tigers. He played defensive back at Clemson from 1988-91, was a member of three bowl teams and helped lead the squad to the 1991 Atlantic Coast Conference championship. Following his graduation from Clemson, he began his coaching career at his alma mater and helped lead the Tigers to two more bowl appearances in four years. Sloan is married to the former Stephanie Crisco. They have two sons — Seth and Samuel. SLOAN AT A GLANCE

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ormer Appalachian all-American Jay Sutton is in his 11th year as a member of the ASU athletics staff and his sixth year as an associate athletics director. He serves as the administrative liason to the Mountaineer football program. A four-year football letterwinner at Appalachian from 1993-96, Sutton started his professional career at Appalachian in 2000, serving in ASU’s office of academic services for student-athletes. In 2002, he was promoted to coordinator of academic services for student-athletes, a position he held until his current appointment. Sutton graduated from Appalachian in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and earned a master’s degree in counseling from UNC Greensboro in 2000. A third-team all-American in 1996, Sutton was a three-year starter at place kicker for the Mountaineers. He was a two-time all-Southern Conference honoree and is still the program’s all-time leader for field-goal percentage in a season (.867 — 1996) and career (.757). A native of Wingate, N.C., Sutton resides in Boone with his wife, the former Lindsay Parker, and their newborn daughter, Adair.

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im Sherrill is in her sixth year with Appalachian’s academic services for athletes. She was promoted to director of the department earlier this year. In her role, Sherill provides comprehensive advising and academic support services to assist student-athletes in meeting NCAA and University standards and achieving academic success. Aside from a five-year period from 1989-94, Sherrill has been at ASU since 1985, serving in a number of capacities, including program coordinator for the office of outdoor programs and Upward Bound program, an adjunct professor in the department of health, leisure and exercise science and an advisor in the general studies academic advising center. before moving to academic services for athletes in 2005. Well-respected in her field, Sherrill has been a presenter at nearly a dozen conferences and seminars over the last decade-and-a-half. Sherrill holds a B.A. in environmental studies from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where she was a student-athlete on the school’s intercollegiate alpine ski team, and earned a master’s in special education from the University of Maine. A native of South Salem, N.Y., Sherrill and her husband, Don, have a son, Robbie.

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ustin Smith is in his fourth year at ASU as its head football athletic trainer. In his role, Smith manages all sports medicine operations for the Mountaineer football program. A native of Honea Path, S.C., Smith began his athletic training career as a student at the University of Alabama, where he earned both bachelor’s (B.S. biology, 1998) and master’s (M.A. - health studies, 2002) degrees. Upon graduation from Alabama, Smith assumed the role of head athletic trainer at Miles College, an NCAA Division II institution in Birmingham, Ala., providing care, prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries for the Golden Bears’ 11 varsity sports. After three years at Miles (2003-06), Smith took over as the head athletic trainer for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe, spending two seasons (2006-07) with the Dusseldorf, Germany-based American football club. During the offseason, he returned to Alabama to serve as head athletic trainer at Pelham High School. Smith is married to the former Stacey Thomas. The couple has a son, Bennett.

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osh Thompson is in his second year as Appalachian’s director of team services. In his role, Thompson oversees equipment operations for ASU’s 20 varsity sports and serves as the department’s liaison with its official shoe and apparel supplier, Nike. An ASU alum, Thompson returned to his alma mater in 2009 after two years as the athletic equipment manager at Texas State. He graduated from Appalachian in 2002 with a B.S. in recreation management. As a student at ASU, he served as a team manager for the Mountaineer football program. Following his graduation, he filled several roles in the athletics department at Northwestern High School in his hometown of Rock Hill, S.C. Following a twoyear stint during which he served as the school’s equipment manager, assistant athletics administrator and junior-varsity girls basketball coach, he enrolled in graduate school at Troy University. At Troy, Thompson spent two seasons on the Trojans’ football equipment staff while earning a master’s degree in sport and fitness management, which he received in 2007. Thompson is married to the former Lindsey Nipaver. The couple has a son, Jacob.

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SU alumnus Jake Stroot is in his 12th season with Appalachian football and his 11th as the program’s head video coordinator. In his role, Stroot oversees all video operations for the program, as well as managing many of the team’s technology-related functions. After one season as an assistant video coordinator, Stroot took over as ASU’s head video coordinator while still a student at ASU in 2000. Stroot graduated from ASU in 2004. In addition to his role with the football program, he also served as a broadcast intern with the Appalachian Sports Network during his time as a student. Stroot has been recognized for excellence by the Collegiate Sports Video Association (CSVA) on a number of occasions. He has been named the CSVA’s at-large Video Coordinator of the Year each of the past two years and earned the organization’s SAVVY Award for the motivational video of the year in 2008 and ‘10. In June, he was appointed to the CSVA Executive Board as secretary. A native of Belleville, Ill., Stroot is married to the former Ashleigh Rideout. The couple has a son, Peyton.

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The Cobb Family: Lindsay, Branan, Harrison and Charlie

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A four-year football letterwinner at NC State from 1987-90, Cobb served as the Wolfpack’s senior associate athletics director for external operations for the seven years prior to his arrival in Boone. In that role, he oversaw NC State’s marketing, ticket operations, media relations and student-athlete development operations, as well as serving on the department’s compact strategic planning initiative, gender equity and facilities committees. During his tenure, NC State increased football season-ticket sales by 87 percent and men’s basketball season-ticket sales by 121 percent. The combined ticket revenues accounted for an annual increase of over 86 percent for Wolfpack athletics, generating more than $6 million for the department. In addition, Cobb served as NC State’s administrator for baseball and women’s soccer, tournament manager for the 2004 NCAA men’s basketball first and second rounds at the RBC Center and the chair for the southeast region of the NCAA women’s soccer committee. Prior to returning to his alma mater in ‘98, Cobb spent six years in Atlanta, Ga., where he held positions with the Atlanta Sports Council, the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl and the Georgia Dome. As an assistant executive director for the Atlanta Sports Council and the Peach Bowl, he helped coordinate Atlanta’s bid for the 2002 NCAA men’s basketball Final Four and handled all game and event operations for the Peach Bowl. As sales manager for the Georgia Dome from 1994-97, Cobb helped procure events such as the Southeastern Conference football championship, the SEC and Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball tournaments, NCAA men’s basketball championship events, Georgia High School Association football playoffs, major concerts and other college and amateur sporting events. Cobb graduated with honors with a B.A. in business administration from NC State in 1990. A second-team all-ACC honoree at center as a senior, Cobb was an academic all-ACC selection and collected the prestigious Jim Tatum Award, presented to the ACC football senior with the highest grade point average, and the Bob Warren Memorial Award, given to the Wolfpack football player that displays the highest integrity and sportsmanship. After receiving post-graduate scholarships from both the ACC and NFL Charities, Cobb earned a master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University in 1992. Cobb is married to the former Lindsay Brecher, who was an all-ACC goalkeeper for NCSU women’s soccer from 1988-90 and serves as an assistant coach for Appalachian’s women’s soccer program. The Cobbs have a 12-year-old son, Harrison, and a nine-year-old daughter, Branan.

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However, the most notable of Cobb’s many achievements has been the addition of first-class facilities that will give Appalachian the opportunity to be successful across the athletics spectrum for years to come. Facility enhancements totaling $50 million were completed in 2009, headlined by the 120,000-square-foot Appalachian Athletics Center. The seven-story complex, located behind Kidd Brewer Stadium’s west stands, includes new football offices and locker room, a strength and conditioning center, training facilities, academic study space and computer lab for all ASU student-athletes, as well as premium seating in the form of 600 club-level seats and 18 luxury suites. The facility enhancements also included other significant renovations to The Rock. A new ticket plaza, which serves as a grand entrance to the stadium, as well as ornamental fencing that replaced the chain-link barriers that used to surround the stadium and field were completed before the 2007 season, while a 4,400-seat upper deck on the stadium’s east side and substantial upgrades to the east and south concourses were completed prior to the ‘08 campaign. In addition to the renovations to Appalachian’s most visible athletics facility, the campaign has also produced new homes for Mountaineer baseball (Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium), softball (Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium) and soccer (at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex), as well as the Apps’ first-ever indoor practice facility (Sofield Family Indoor Practice Facility) and renovations to Varsity Gym that have upgraded the facility to a premier practice and competition venue for ASU basketball, indoor track and field, volleyball and wrestling. With the $50 million in facilities enhancements, all 20 of Appalachian’s intercollegiate sports teams now practice and compete in facilities that have either been built or renovated in the last decade. While Cobb is quick to point out the “total team effort” put forth to achieve the many successes that have been enjoyed since he began his tenure as ASU’s director of athletics on July 1, 2005, it is the experience, vision and work ethic of the 42-year-old Cobb that has steered the Mountaineers to new heights. Prior to his arrival in Boone, Cobb was a member of the athletics department at North Carolina State University from 1998-2005.

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n his first five years at Appalachian State University, director of athletics Charlie Cobb has led the department to unparalleled success. The many achievements enjoyed by Appalachian athletics during the first 60 months of Cobb’s tenure include: • Three NCAA Division I football national championships — marking the first time that any program has ever won three-consecutive NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS — formerly Division I-AA) and the first NCAA football titles ever won by a team from the state of North Carolina at any level. • Shattering football attendance records at Kidd Brewer Stadium with crowds surpassing “The Rock’s” permanent seating capacity for each of ASU’s 28 regular-season home games since Cobb’s arrival in 2005. • A 298-percent increase in football season-ticket sales. • Five-consecutive Commissioner’s Cup championships — recognizing the top overall men’s sports program in the Southern Conference. • Two Germann Cup championships — recognizing the top overall women’s sports program in the SoCon. • Thirty-five percent of the athletics department’s students making the Academic Honor Roll (minimum GPA of 3.25). • Five teams (men’s basketball, women’s cross country, field hockey, women’s indoor and outdoor track and field) earning public recognition awards, based on being among the nation’s top 10 percent in their respective sports based on Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. • The Yosef Club, which provides scholarship and facility support for student- athletes, raising over $2.5 million for the first time in 2009-10. Despite the state of the economy, the Yosef Club has reached the $2 million threshold for donations three years in a row and rasied nearly $2 million more in 2009-10 than it did in any year prior a string of five-straight record years since Cobb’s arrival. • Appalachian’s athletics annual budget increasing from $7.5 million in Cobb’s first year to nearly $13 million in 2010-11.

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Brandi Alexander Head Coach Field Hockey

Gina Arnette Administrative Assistant

Pierre Banks Asst. Academic Coordinator

Rick Beasley Sr. Assoc AD Development

JohnMark Bentley Head Coach Wrestling

Wes Berry Asst. Marketing & Promotions Director

Hallie Briggs Asst. Coach Women’s Soccer

Heather Brown Head Coach Women’s Golf

Courtney Burchett Asst. Director Sports Information

Bob Campbell General Manager ISP Sports

Jason Capel Head Coach Men’s Basketball

Lindsay Cobb Asst. Coach Women’s Soccer

Charles Cochrum Assoc. Director Sports Information

Colin Crothers Head Coach Women’s Tennis

Amy Crumpler Business Manager

Michael Curcio Head Coach Cross Country

Samantha Dabbs Asst. Coach Volleyball

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Priyah Dass Administrative Assistant

Bill Dicus Head Coach Men’s Golf

Teresa Eggers Assistant Ticket Manager

Mike Flynn Asst. AD Sports Information

Justin Gainey Asst. Coach Men’s Basketball

Sarah Gill Asst. Athletic Trainer

Matt Ginipro Head Coach Volleyball

Barbara Green Asst. AD Compliance

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Andrea Gross Asst. Coach Women’s Basketball

Carrie Hanshue Asst. Coach Field Hockey

Chandler Harkey Appalachian ISP Video Operations

Natalie Harkey Administrative Assistant

Alan Hauser Faculty Athletic Rep.

Amy Herrington Head Coach Softball

Troy Heustess Assoc. AD Facilities

Kristin Holm Assoc. Athletic Trainer

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Kyle Jahn Asst. Coach Wrestling

Josh Jordan Asst. Coach Baseball

Doug Justice Director Game Operations

Erin Justice Coordinator Student Develop.

Heather Kearney Assoc. Head Coach Women’s Basketball

Bobby Kummer Asst. Coach Men’s Basketball

Bob Lake Head Coach Men’s Tennis

Suzette Mauney Athletic Development

Kim McConnell Administrative Assistant

Damion McLean Asst. Coach Track and Field

Jamie Moul Director of Athletic Training Ed. Program

Gary Murphy Asst. Coach Track and Field

Matt Nelson Asst. Coach Men’s Soccer

Ben Newton Account Executive ISP Sports

Kolby O’Donnell Assistant Coach Volleyball

Shaun Pendleton Head Coach Men’s Soccer

Chris Pollard Head Coach Baseball

Elizabeth Probst Assistant Ticket Manager

Jonathan Reeder NCAA Continuing Elgibility Specialist

Debbie Richardson Sr. Assoc./AD Sr. Woman Admin.

Kayla Richardson Asst. Coach Softball

Jean Roberts Director Academic Services

Jason Robey Head Athletic Trainer

Craig Sheffler Asst. Coach Baseball

Christian Sinnott Asst. Coach Wrestling

April Smith Asst. Coach Track and Field

Sarah Strickland Head Coach Women’s Soccer

Darcie Vincent Head Coach Women’s Basketball

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David Ward Asst. Coach Track and Field

John Weaver Head Coach Track and Field

John Welch Equipment Manager

Kim Sherrill Assistant Academic Coord.

Jonathan Woodard Asst. Coach Softball

Kindsay Greene Director Business Develop.

David Jackson Assoc. AD Public Affairs

Lynda Young Administrative Assistant

Not pictured: Dr. Bob Ellison, Team Physician; Dr. Pat Geiger,Team Physician; Amanda Hamilton, Head Coach-Cheerleading; Paul Mance, Dir. of Development for Wrestling; Robbie Ormsby, Asst. Coach for Strength and Conditioning; Rick Scruggs, Assoc. Head Coach for Men’s Basketball; Steve White, Ticket Manager; Catrina Wold, Asst. Coach for Cheerleading; Kareem Young, Asst. Coach for Strength and Conditioning

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91 • CHRISAIKEN DEFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-1 • 310 • JR. AUSTIN, TEXAS REAGAN (BLINN COLLEGE) Enrolled at ASU in January after transferring from Blinn College and participated in all offseason activities, including spring practice ... after an impressive spring, he is listed as the top backup behind senior Bobby Bozzo at left defensive tackle and will almost assuredly be a major part of ASU’s tackle rotation ... at 6-1, 310 pounds, he has the size to be a premier run-stopper but also possesses athleticism that will allow him to pressure the quarterback. Previous College: Recorded 27 tackles and a sack in eight games at Blinn College (Brenham, Texas) as a sophomore in 2009 ... highlighted his two-year stint at Blinn by helping lead squad to the 2009 National Junior College Athletic Association national championship ... coached at Blinn by Brad Franchione. High School: Helped lead Reagan H.S. to Texas 4A Division II state semifinals as a senior in 2001 ... earned team’s scholar-athlete award ... coached by Andrew Jackson. Personal: Full name is Christopher Isaiah Aiken ... born Sept. 18, 1984 (turns 26 during season) ... son of Patricia Calhoun ... mother, Patricia, is a high-school principal ... spent five years in the U.S. Army (Military Police) and served two tours of duty in Iraq prior to his enrollment at Blinn ... the 25-year old is the third Iraq war veteran to join the ASU football program following his military service, joining Marine Corps vets Wayne Norman (2005) and Brian Stokes (2005-06) ... majoring in criminal justice.

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2009: Redshirted.

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High School: Garnered all-state recognition from the Associated Press and Texas Sports Writers Association as a senior in 2008 ... recorded 195 tackles, one-and-a-half sacks and an interception that he returned for a touchdown as a senior at Pilot Point H.S. in Pilot Point, Texas (60 miles north of Dallas) ... named 2008 District 10-2A Defensive MVP ... coached by Blake Feldt ... also lettered twice in track and field. Personal: Full name is Karl Ronald Anderson ... born Oct. 21, 1990 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Linda Bush and Gary Anderson ... majoring in communication/electronic media broadcasting ... enjoys film-making ... aspires to be a sports broadcaster ... member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll.

29 • CEDRICBAKER RUNNING BACK 5-9 • 175 • JR. WILMINGTON, N.C. NEW HANOVER Former walk-on gained the second-most yards of any running back on ASU’s roster a year ago ... will battle sophomore Rod Chisholm and senior Devin Radford for carries behind starter Devon Moore ... makes up for relative lack of size with above average speed and athleticism ... one of the team’s hardest workers. 2009: Rushed for 233 yards in 11 games ... 233 rushing yards were good for fourth on the team and second by a running back ... carried the ball just 45 times, good for a 5.2 yards-per-rush average, which was tied for second on the team among players with 30 or more carries ... also caught the ball five times for 39 yards ... scored first career touchdown in home opener versus No. 16 McNeese State, a two-yard plunge that tied the game at 35-35 with 2:05 to play ... notched season highs for rushing (50) and receiving (16) yards in win over Samford ... in the rain-drenched win over Samford, he was on the receiving end of one of the most amazing plays in ASU history, when on a second-and-11 play, quarterback Armanti Edwards escaped a sack, lost control of the slick ball, corralled the loose pigskin, escaped another sack and while being dragged to the ground, completed a pass to Baker — who never gave up on the play — for a 16-yard gain ... the effort set up a field goal that gave ASU a 10-0 lead and became a signature play for the 2009 college football season ... it was ranked as the No. 2 play of the weekend in all of sports by ESPN’s SportsCenter, behind only Brett Favre’s 32-yard touchdown pass to Greg Lewis on the final play of the Minnesota Vikings’ 27-24 win over the San Francisco 49ers ... Baker rushed for 24 and 36 yards over the next two weeks in wins over The Citadel and North Carolina Central, respectively, giving him 106

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

yards on just 16 carries over a three-week span ... after a sub-par performance at Wofford (a total of minus-five yards on a rush and a reception), bounced back for 69 yards on 10 carries over the next three weeks (two carries for 27 yards vs. Georgia Southern, 6-19 at Furman, 2-23 vs. Chattanooga) ... rushed just once for seven yards over the next two weeks but returned to tote the ball nine times for 20 hard-fought yards and an 11-yard reception in a playoff win over South Carolina State ... suffered a knee injury versus S.C. State and missed the final two games of the season.

BAKER

2008: Saw action in 10-of-12 regular-season games ... carried the ball just 19 times but rushed for 183 yards, good for an amazing 9.6 yards per carry ... yards per rush was the highest on the team among those with at least 10 carries ... toted the ball for the first time in the home opener versus Jacksonville and responded with 63 yards on five carries, including a 35-yard run ... rushed only twice over the next seven contests but made the most of his opportunity to shine in the second half of ASU’s blowout win over Chattanooga ... played the entire second half against the Mocs and responded with 107 yards on 12 carries in just two quarters of action ... highlighted his first-career 100-yard effort with a season-best 40-yard run ... was one of three Mountaineers to surpass the 100-yard rushing plateau at UTC (quarterbacks Armanti Edwards and DeAndre Presley were the others) ... all three reached the century mark in only one half of play. 2007: Redshirted. High School: Rushed for 988 yards in just eight games as a senior ... ranked fourth in the state with 123.5 rushing yards per game ... scored seven touchdowns and averaged 7.0 yards per carry ... coached by Kevin Motsinger ... also lettered in basketball ... helped lead New Hanover to N.C. 4-A state championship on the hardwood in 2007. Personal: Full name is Cedric Marlon Baker ... born May 27, 1989 (21 years old) ... majoring in recreation management. BAKER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rush Yards 2008 10/0 19 183 2009 11/1 45 233 Totals 21/1 64 416

Avg. 9.6 5.2 6.5

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BAKER GAME-BY-GAME 2009 Rush Yds. TD Long East Carolina 4 18 0 15 McNeese State 4 11 1 4 Samford 6 50 0 20 The Citadel 4 24 0 10 N.C. Central 6 36 0 14 Wofford 1 -2 0 0 Ga. Southern 2 27 0 18 Furman 6 19 0 9 Chattanooga 2 23 0 18 Elon — DNP— W. Carolina 1 7 0 7 S.C. State 9 20 0 5 Richmond — DNP — Montana — DNP — 2008 LSU 0 0 0 0 Jacksonville 5 63 0 35 James Madison 0 0 0 0 Presbyterian 1 6 0 6 The Citadel 0 0 0 0 Samford 0 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 0 0 0 0 Furman 0 0 0 0 Wofford 1 7 0 7 Chattanooga 12 107 0 40 Elon — DNP — W. Carolina — DNP — S.C. State — DNP — Richmond — DNP —

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LINEBACKER 6-2 • 220 • FR. TUNNEL HILL, GA. NORTHWEST WHITFIELD

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-3 • 295 • SR. WALDWICK, N.J. WALDWICK

2009: Redshirted.

Personal: Full name is Zachary Alexander Baker ... born Sept. 15, 1990 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Gregory Baker ... major is undecided ... member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll.

WIDE RECEIVER 6-0 • 185 • FR. REIDSVILLE, N.C. REIDSVILLE

2009: Redshirted.

2007: Appeared in 12 games, making three starts at left tackle … was in the starting lineup for his collegiate debut at Michigan … fared well against U-M with four tackles (three assists) … registered four more stops and was in on his only tackle for loss of the season the following week versus Lenoir-Rhyne … recorded season highs for total tackles (five) and solo tackles (four) at Wofford … finished season with 20 total stops (10 solo). High School: Recorded 297 tackles, 16 sacks, two forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, an interception and five pass break-ups as a prep ... also blocked four punts on special teams ... played linebacker for three seasons before moving to nose guard as a senior ... named all-league, all-county and all-state as a junior and senior ... captained Waldwick as a senior ... also lettered in basketball and track and field ... coached by Stan Myles.

Personal: Full name is Jarrett Lindsay Barnett ... born Nov. 11, 1990 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Richard Barnett ... cousin, Lawrence Funderburke, enjoyed a six-year NBA career with the Sacramento Kings ... Jarrett enjoys drawing, fishing and playing basketball ... majoring in mathematics ... plans to attend graduate school.

Personal: Full name is Robert James Bozzo... born Nov. 2, 1988 (turns 22 during season).... son of Robert and Anita Bozzo.... majoring in industrial design ... aspires to work in New York City as an advertising agent ... is the first New Jersey native to don the Black and Gold since Pat O’Donnell (Basking Ridge, N.J.) in 1993.

22 • INGRAMBELL

2009: Did not see any game action after suffering a knee injury during preseason camp. 2008: Redshirted.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

BOZZO GAME-BY-GAME 2009 S-A-T East Carolina 1-4-5 McNeese State 1-4-5 Samford 0-3-3 The Citadel 0-1-1 N.C. Central 1-1-2 Wofford 1-1-2 Ga. Southern 0-4-4 Furman 0-0-0 Chattanooga 0-1-1 Elon 2-0-2 W. Carolina 1-3-4 S.C. State 0-1-1 Richmond 0-1-1 Montana 2-1-3

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PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

THE UNIVERSITY

Personal: Full name is Ingram Lamar Bell ... born March 26, 1989 (21 years old) ... son of Vivian Scott ... is one of six children in his family ... majoring in technology education ... aspires to be an electrical engineer.

BOZZO’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2007 12/3 10 10 20 0.5-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 2008 12/0 4 3 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 2009 14/2 9 25 34 6.0-18 1.5-9 0 0 0 0/0 Totals 38/5 23 38 61 6.5-18 1.5-9 0 0 0 0/0

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

High School: Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com ... was injured for much of his senior season, totaling just 255 yards of offense ... was a standout on both offense and defense as a junior, including multiple 100-yard rushing games, in leading St. James to the state playoffs in only its third season at the varsity level ... was also St. James’ leading receiver as a junior ... was a member of St. James’ state championship 4x400 relay team in 2007 ... coached by Billy Hurston ... graduated in top 10 percent of class ... was a member of Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Boys State Junior Counsel.

BOZZO

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

Talented cornerback has not played in a competitive game since 2007, when he was a senior in high school, after being redshirted as a true freshman in ‘08 and missing all of last season with a knee injury ... he was able to practice in the spring and performed well enough to grab the top backup role at right cornerback going into fall camp ... was best known for his blazing speed before suffering last year’s injury but is 100 percent healthy coming into 2010.

RECORD BOOK

DEFENSIVE BACK 6-0 • 190 • SO. MURRELL’S INLET, S.C. ST. JAMES

2009 IN REVIEW

High School: Earned 10 varsity letters, including four on the gridiron ... was a two-time all-conference and all-area selection ... amassed 600 receiving yards as a senior ... earned team’s academic award as a senior ... coached by Jimmy Teague ... was also a four-year letterwinner and two-time all-conference honoree in basketball ... also lettered twice in track and field.

2010 OPPONENTS

Walk-on will try to break into squad’s ultra-deep wide receiver rotation as a redshirt freshman.

2008: Production waned a bit from his impressive freshman campaign, but he remained a solid and valuable member of the regular rotation along the defensive line ... recorded seven tackles on the season, including two apiece versus nationally ranked foes Elon and Richmond.

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

JARRETTBARNETT

2009: Saw action in all 14 games as a member of ASU’s deep rotation at defensive tackle ... made two starts at right tackle (vs. Georgia Southern and at Furman) but spent most of the season as a top reserve behind all-conference seniors Malcolm Bennett and Anthony Williams ... made at least one tackle in 13-of-14 games ... started off the season fast, matching his career high with five tackles against both East Carolina and McNeese State ... also had a tackle for loss against both ECU and MSU ... had four tackles and was in on the first sack of his career in romp over Georgia Southern ... recorded four tackles and first carer solo sack against Western Carolina ... made three tackles and was in on a stop behind the line of scrimmage in national semifinals at Montana.

COACHES & STAFF

High School: Ranked fourth in area with 105 tackles as a senior ... added three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble in final prep season ... a first-team all-region honoree and all-area selection by the Dalton Daily Citizen ... played for three seasons at Lakeside-Atlanta H.S. before transferring to Northwest Whitfield prior to his senior year ... helped lead squad to a 6-4 record in his only season at Northwest Whitfield ... coached by Mike Falleur.

Senior is poised for a full-time starting role after three years of solid contributions at defensive tackle ... is expected to be ASU’s starting left tackle ... at 295 pounds, is ASU’s second-largest defensive player and a force against the run but continues to possess the athleticism that earned him playing time as a 265-pound freshman and is a skilled pass-rusher.

SEASON OUTLOOK

Suffered through an injury-plagued year as a true freshman and redshirted ... is expected to be 100-percent healthy and compete for playing time at linebacker as a redshirt frosh ... athleticism makes him a prime candidate to be a contributor on special teams.

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

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2007 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH Michigan 3-1-4 0 0 0 Lenoir-Rhyne 0-4-4 0.5-0 0 0 N. Arizona 0-0-0 0 0 0 Wofford 4-1-5 0 0 0 Elon 1-1-2 0 0 0 Gardner-Webb 0-1-1 0 0 0 Ga. Southern — DNP — Furman 0-0-0 0 0 0 The Citadel 0-0-0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 0-0-0 0 0 1 Chattanooga 0-2-2 0 0 0 James Madison — DNP — E. Washington — DNP — Richmond 1-0-1 0 0 0 Delaware 0-0-0 0 0 0

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52 • DEMERYBREWER DEFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-2 • 225 • JR. LINCOLNTON, N.C. LINCOLNTON Shed the “’tweener” label as a defensive end/linebacker with a productive season on the defensive line a year ago ... will battle returning starter Lanston Tanyi for the nod at left defensive end ... while primarily regarded as a pass rusher due to his lanky frame, he proved to be an effective every-down player on occasion a year ago ... will look to improve on consistency ... athleticism could also make him a valuable asset on special teams. 2009: Played in all 14 games, mainly as a reserve defensive end and special teams contributor ... made starts at left end against Chattanooga and Elon ... had a breakout performance in overtime win at The Citadel, with a career-best one-and-a-half sacks and five tackles (then a career high) ... took advantage of his first-career start by notching a career-high nine tackles (one for loss) and recovering a fumble in tight win over Chattanooga ... helped make up for the loss of injured starter Lanston Tanyi with three stops in national semifinals at Montana. 2008: Saw significant playing time as a true freshman, mainly on special teams ... led all Mountaineers that did not make a start on defense with 23 tackles on the season ... registered multiple tackles in half of ASU’s 14 games ... tallied a season-high five stops in 70-24 rout over No. 3 Wofford ... recorded first career sack in home-opening win over Jacksonville ... had four tackles in victory against The Citadel. High School: Was a two-time all-state selection as a linebacker and tight end at nearby Lincolnton H.S. ... helped lead Lincolnton to N.C. 2-A state championship as a team captain in 2007 ... recorded 147 tackles, eight sacks, six forced fumbles and five interceptions as a senior ... also caught 35 passes for 646 yards and eight touchdowns during final prep season ... is Lincoln County’s all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards ... coached by Scott Cloninger ... also lettered in basketball and baseball ...

THE UNIVERSITY

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

2008 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH LSU 0-0-0 0 0 0 Jacksonville 0-0-0 0 0 0 James Madison — DNP — Presbyterian 0-0-0 0 0 0 The Citadel 0-0-0 0 0 0 Samford 0-1-1 0 0 0 Ga. Southern — DNP — Furman 0-0-0 0 0 0 Wofford 0-0-0 0 0 0 Chattanooga 1-0-1 0 0 0 Elon 1-1-2 0 0 0 W. Carolina 1-0-1 0 0 0 S.C. State 0-0-0 0 0 0 Richmond 1-1-2 0 0 0

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was a two-time LHS Gold Glove winner on the diamond. Personal: Full name is Demery Rashad Brewer ... born Feb. 9, 1990 (20 years old) ... son of Melanie and Sheanan Givens ... majoring in athletic training. BREWER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2008 13/0 12 11 23 1.0-9 1.0-9 0 0 0 0/0 2009 14/2 10 22 32 2.5-15 1.5-11 0 0 0 1/0 Totals 27/2 22 33 55 3.5-24 2.5-20 0 0 0 1/0 BREWER GAME-BY-GAME 2009 S-A-T TFL East Carolina 0-2-2 0 McNeese State 0-0-0 0 Samford 0-1-1 0 The Citadel 3-2-5 1.5-11 N.C. Central 0-2-2 0 Wofford 0-0-0 0 Ga. Southern 0-3-3 0 Furman 1-2-3 0 Chattanooga 2-7-9 1.0-4 Elon 2-0-2 0 W. Carolina 0-2-2 0 S.C. State 0-0-0 0 Richmond 0-0-0 0 Montana 2-1-3 0

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Int. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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7 • TRAVARISCADET WIDE RECEIVER 6-1 • 210 • JR. MIAMI, FLA. CENTRAL (PEARL RIVER C.C.) A threat to find the end zone every time the ball is in his hands, Cadet will likely get a lot of touches as a wide receiver and kickoff/punt returner in his second season with the Mountaineers ... a year ago, the junior-college transfer was the primary backup to All-America quarterback Armanti Edwards in addition to seeing time at receiver and on returns ... during the offseason, the coaching staff decided to let him focus entirely on the WR and KR/PR positions in an effort to best take advantage of his gamebreaking skills. 2009: Saw action in all 14 games, primarily as a backup quarterback, wide receiver and punt returner ... was slated to be ASU’s third quarterback going into the season but was the backup behind DeAndre Presley for the opener at East Carolina due to an injury suffered by starter Armanti Edwards during the offseason ... after ASU fell into a 29-7 hole, Cadet made his debut with 5:28 remaining in the third quarter and engineered threeconsecutive scoring drives to cut the deficit to 29-24 ... trailing by five points with 1:28 to play, he drove the Mountaineers to midfield but the comeback bid ended when CoCo Hillary couldn’t haul in a fourth-down pass from Cadet with 16 seconds to go ... in just over a quarter of work, Cadet rushed 15 times for 35 yards and a touchdown and completed 7-of-9 passes for 55 yards while nearly pulling off the come-from-behind upset at ECU ... following the season opener, he slid into the No. 2 quarterback spot and backed up Edwards for the rest of the season ... he also retained his role as ASU’s primary punt returner (24 ret., 134 yds., 5.6 avg. for the season) and was in for a handful of snaps each week at wide receiver (four rec., 21 yds. for the season) ... despite the

CADET

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


Will battle for playing time in rotation at defensive tackle and on special teams. 2009: Saw action in two games (vs. N.C. Central and Georgia Southern) ... did not record any statistics. 2008: Redshirted. High School: Was named Swansboro’s most-improved player, top linebacker and Ironman Award winner in 2007 ... despite playing just two years of varsity football, earned all-conference recognition and was a Shrine Bowl candidate after tallying 60 tackles and nine sacks as a senior ... coached by Tim Laspada ... also earned three varsity letters in track and field. Personal: Full name is Nicholo Antonio Canepa ... born June 26, 1990 (20 years old) ... son of Mario Canepa ... majoring in criminal justice ... is a Dean’s List honoree.

RUNNING BACK 5-9 • 190 • SO. CHARLOTTE, N.C. INDEPENDENCE

Personal: Full name is Travaris Terrell Cadet ... born Feb. 1, 1989 (21 years old) ... son of Alicia Davis ... majoring in criminal justice.

CADET’S CAREER PUNT/KICKOFF RETURN STATISTICS Year GP/GS PR Yards Avg. TD Long KOR Yds. Avg. TD Long 2009 14/2 24 134 5.6 0 24 2 11 5.5 0 24 Totals 14/2 24 134 5.6 0 24 2 11 5.5 0 24 Yds. 241 241

TD 0 0

Long 43 43

CHISHOLM’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rush Yds. Avg. TD Long 2009 4/0 21 133 6.3 0 37 Totals 4/0 21 133 6.3 0 37

Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

17 • MATTCLINE WIDE RECEIVER 5-11 • 180 • SR. THOMASVILLE, N.C. GLENN Former walk-on quietly put together one of the most prolific seasons by a wide receiver in ASU history a year ago ... an honorable-mention all-American after leading ASU with 85 receptions last season (second-most in school history) ... sure-handed receiver boasts top-notch speed, route-running ability and toughness ... is slotted to be the starter at ASU’s ‘M’ receiver position as a senior ... eligibility was originally set to expire following last season but midway through the campaign, the NCAA granted him a medical redshirt for the 2006 season, when he suffered a season-ending back injury after just three games ... comes into his final season as the ninth-leading receiver in ASU history with 109 career receptions. 2009: While perhaps overshadowed by the big-play ability of teammates Brian Quick and CoCo Hillary, it was Cline that caught the second-most passes in school history with 85 receptions as a junior ... earned honorable-mention all-America recognition from The Sports Network but, amazingly, was not an all-conference selection by the

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

THE UNIVERSITY

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Yds. 55 0 0 0 0 0 64 21 0 0 101 0 0 0

Personal: Full name is Roderick JeQuan Chisholm ... born Dec. 17, 1989 (turns 21 during season) ... son of Tawana Chisholm and James Wallace ... majoring in English.

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

2008 KOR Yds. TD Long Cmp. Att. Int. East Carolina 0 0 0 0 7 9 0 McNeese St. 1 -13 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.C. Central 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wofford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 0 0 0 0 4 7 1 Furman 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 Chattanooga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elon 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 W. Carolina 0 0 0 0 8 16 0 S.C. State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Richmond 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Montana 1 24 0 24 0 0 0

High School: Rushed for a Mecklenburg County-record 42 touchdowns as a senior at national-power Independence ... amassed 2,496 rushing yards (7.4 yards per carry) as a senior ... helped lead Independence to its eighth-straight state championship game, but was limited to just six yards over his final game-and-a-half due to an injury suffered in state semifinals ... Shrine Bowl participant registered two 300-yard rushing games in ‘07 and added 215 receiving yards to his gaudy rushing totals ... named the 2006 Charlotte Observer Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for 2,237 yards (8.7 ypr) and 24 touchdowns as a junior at West Charlotte H.S. ... rated a two -star prospect by Rivals.com ... coached by Tommy Knotts.

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

PR Yds. TD Long 2 43 0 24 1 0 0 0 6 39 0 16 2 9 0 9 2 5 0 3 2 10 0 11 1 0 0 0 1 7 0 7 2 15 0 15 1 1 0 1 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 3 -2 0 1 0 0 0 0

2008: Redshirted.

RECORD BOOK

CADET GAME-BY-GAME 2009 Rush Yds. TD Long Rec Yds. TD Long East Carolina 15 35 1 10 0 0 0 0 McNeese St. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 1 -1 0 0 1 9 0 9 The Citadel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.C. Central 8 68 1 17 0 0 0 0 Wofford 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 11 131 1 51 0 0 0 0 Furman 7 16 0 5 0 0 0 0 Chattanooga 2 12 0 8 2 4 0 7 Elon 7 47 0 28 1 8 0 8 W. Carolina 17 58 0 18 0 0 0 0 S.C. State 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Richmond 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Montana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2009: Made the most of limited action, leading ASU with a 6.3 yards-per-rush average ... appeared in four games, carrying the ball 21 times for 133 yards ... all 133 yards came in two games — 54 on six rushes versus North Carolina Central and 79 on 13 carries against Georgia Southern ... earned academic all-conference recognition for achievements on the field and in the classroom.

2009 IN REVIEW

CADET’S CAREER PASSING STATISTICS Year GP/GS Comp. Att. Int. 2009 14/2 20 36 1 Totals 14/2 20 36 1

Powerful, athletic running back could be primed for a breakout season as a redshirt sophomore ... impressed coaches with a solid spring and comes into fall camp as the top backup to Walter Payton Award candidate Devon Moore at running back.

2010 OPPONENTS

CADET’S CAREER RUSHING/RECEIVING STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rush Yds. Avg. TD Long Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long 2009 14/2 70 366 5.2 3 51 4 21 5.2 0 9 Totals 14/2 70 366 5.2 3 51 4 21 5.2 0 9

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

4 • RODCHISHOLM

COACHES & STAFF

High School: Rated as a three-star recruit and the nation’s No. 19 dual-threat quarterback by Rivals.com coming out of Miami Central H.S. in 2007 ... threw for 1,391 yards and 13 touchdowns and ran for more than 450 yards and two scores as a senior at Miami Central ... also served as team’s punter and place kicker as a prep ... named first-team all-Dade County by the Miami Herald following senior campaign ... helped lead squad to an 11-2 record and third round of Florida’s 6-A state playoffs as a senior in 2006, with only two losses coming at the hands of eventual state champion Miami Northwestern ... coach by Manny Wright.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-1 • 260 • SO. HUBERT, N.C. SWANSBORO

SEASON OUTLOOK

Previous Colleges: Attended the University of Toledo in 2007, where he redshirted as a freshman wide receiver ... transferred to Pearl River C.C. (Poplarville, Miss.) and played in two games at wide receiver before suffering an ankle injury that caused him to miss the rest of the season ... caught two passes for 21 yards in his only action at Pearl River ... coached by Tim Hatten.

90 • NICCANEPA

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

limited action, he finished the year as ASU’s third-leading rusher (366 yards and three touchdowns on 70 carries — 5.2 avg.) ... came off the bench to rush eight times for 68 yards and a touchdown in win over North Carolina Central ... rushed 11 times for a career-high 131 yards and a touchdown and completed 4-of-7 passes for 64 yards in just a little more than a quarter at quarterback in 52-16 rout over Georgia Southern ... when Edwards was injured late in the first half of SoCon-clinching win at Elon, Cadet ran seven times for 47 yards (also caught an eight-yard pass from Edwards during 2710 win) ... made his first-career start at QB a week later in regular-season finale versus Western Carolina, running 17 times for 58 yards and completing 8-of-16 passes for a career-best 101 yards ... also had a would-be 75-yard punt-return touchdown called back due to a penalty prior to ASU’s first series versus WCU ... saw limited action in three FCS playoff games with no offensive stats ... jump-started ASU’s potential gametying drive with a 24-yard kickoff return late in the national semifinal loss at Montana.

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HISTORY & TRADITIONS

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

RECORD BOOK

2009 IN REVIEW

2010 OPPONENTS

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

COACHES & STAFF

SEASON OUTLOOK

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league’s coaches or media ... ranked second in the SoCon and tied for fourth nationally in total receptions ... his 981 receiving yards were just one less than Quick’s team-best 982 and good for third in the SoCon and 15th nationally ... caught no fewer than three passes in all 14 games ... hauled in five or more receptions 11 times and eight or more on five occasions ... had five 100-yard receiving games ... after catching 18 passes for 175 yards over the first four games of the season, had a breakout performance with eight receptions for 107 yards in homecoming win over North Carolina Central ... two weeks later, he caught a career-high 10 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown in 52-16 rout over Georgia Southern ... the 10 receptions versus GSU marked the first time a Mountaineer hauled in double-digit catches since DaVon Fowlkes set a school record with 17 receptions against Elon in 2004 ... the following week, during a driving rainstorm at Furman, he hauled in eight passes for a career-best 122 yards to help pace a 52-27 rout ... caught eight passes for 104 yards to help ASU wrap up fifth-consecutive SoCon title with 27-10 demolition at Elon ... performance at Elon capped a six-game span during which he totaled 44 receptions for 540 yards (7.3 rec. and 90 yards per game) ... after two relatively quiet games versus Western Carolina (4 rec., 35 yds.) and S.C. State (3-43), exploded for nine catches for 87 yards in national quarterfinals at Richmond ... capped the performance with the biggest catch of his career and ASU’s biggest of the season, dropping to his knees to haul in a four-yard touchdown pass from Armanti Edwards with 10 seconds remaining that proved to be the winning points in ASU’s 35-31 triumph ... overcame a vicious hit in the next week’s national semifinals at Montana to catch seven passes for 101 yards ... midway through the second quarter at UM, Cline was leveled by a clean hit from Griz DB Keith Thompson along the right sideline ... he jogged off the field, missed only one play and recorded five catches for 50 yards after the notorious hit. 2008: The versatile Cline was one of only two players on the team to log rushing, receiving and return yards during the course of the season (CoCo Hillary was the other) ... on the year, he tallied 402 all-purpose yards — 119 rushing on 20 carries (5.9 ypr), 264 receiving on 19 catches and 19 on one kickoff return ... he missed the first two games of the season (LSU, Jacksonville) due to a hamstring injury and did not get a touch in limited action in his first two games back (James Madison and Presbyterian) ... however, in the next contest versus nationally ranked The Citadel, he racked up a season-high 74 all-purpose yards on five touches — four rushes, including a 22-yarder and a 25-yard touchdown reception ... he once again had five touches the following week at Samford, this time going for 44 yards ... he hauled in a 33-yard touchdown reception against Elon to help ASU wrap up the SoCon championship with a 24-16 triumph over the Phoenix ... made first-career start at running back in the next week’s regular-season finale at Western Carolina and had a season-high nine touches that totaled 45 yards ... in the Apps’ opening-round playoff win over South Carolina State, he helped quarterback Armanti Edwards to an ASU-record 433 passing yards with a season-best 57 receiving yards on two catches, including a season-long 35-yarder. 2007: Saw action in seven contests ... caught four passes for 61 yards and added three rushes for 11 yards ... made second catch of his career, a six-yarder, in season opener at Michigan ... also caught passes versus Lenoir-Rhyne (11 yds.), Gardner-Webb (16 yds.) and a career-long 28-yarder against Western Carolina ... had a pair of carries for three yards versus LRC and an eight-yard run versus WCU. 2006: Appeared in first three games of the season as a true freshman ... had a breakout performance versus Mars Hill, catching his first-career pass for 11 yards and running twice for 10 more yards ... did not see game action again that season due to various medical ailments, most notably a back injury ... received a medical redshirt, which was approved by the Southern Conference and the NCAA in 2009. High School: Was a four-sport all-conference performer at Glenn H.S. as a senior ... amassed over 4,600 combined yards as a runner, receiver, passer and kick returner during his prep career, which included three years at East Davidson H.S. prior to his arrival at Glenn as a senior ... named the 2005 Piedmont Triad 3A Player of the Year ... coached at Glenn by his uncle, Dickie Cline ... also earned all-conference accolades in baseball, basketball and track. Personal: Full name is Matthew Scott Cline ... born Oct. 28, 1987 (turns 23 during the season) ... son of Wanda and Frankie Cline ... majoring in management with a minor in health promotion.

CLINE’S CAREER RECEIVING/RUSHING STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long Rush 2006 3/0 1 11 11.0 0 11 2 2007 7/0 4 61 15.2 0 28 3 2008 12/2 19 264 13.9 2 35 20 2009 14/13 85 981 11.5 2 45 8 Totals 36/15 109 1,317 12.1 4 45 33 CLINE GAME-BY-GAME 2009 Rec. East Carolina 3 McNeese State 5 Samford 5 The Citadel 5 N.C. Central 8 Wofford 3 Ga. Southern 10 Furman 8 Chattanooga 7 Elon 8 W. Carolina 4 S.C. State 3 Richmond 9 Montana 7

Yds. 24 74 42 35 107 41 102 122 64 104 35 43 87 101

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2008 Rec. Yds. TD Long LSU — DNP — Jacksonville — DNP — James Madison 0 0 0 0 Presbyterian 0 0 0 6 The Citadel 1 25 1 25 Samford 3 31 0 12 Ga. Southern 0 0 0 0 Furman 3 16 0 11 Wofford 1 27 0 27 Chattanooga 1 11 0 11 Elon 1 33 1 33 W. Carolina 4 39 0 18 S.C. State 2 57 0 35 Richmond 3 25 0 15

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DEFENSIVE BACK 6-0 • 195 • FR. BROOKLANDVILLE, MD. ST. PAUL’S

Will add depth to a young stable of defensive backs ... could also prove to be a contributor on special teams. 2009: Redshirted.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

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CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


Personal: Full name is George Austin Crabill ... born Nov. 18, 1990 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Kim and Lee Crabill ... enjoys hunting and fishing ... majoring in biology (pre-professional).

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2006: Redshirted.

Hard-nosed receiver will fight for playing time in a loaded stable of receivers.

High School: Caught 41 passes for 714 yards and seven touchdowns as a three-year letterwinner ... named all-region and all-area as a senior ... selected to play in South Carolina North-South All-Star game ... received Irmo’s Coaches’ Award as a junior and senior ... coached by Bob Hanna ... also lettered in baseball and track and field.

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3 • BLAKEELDER WIDE RECEIVER 6-1 • 175 • SR. DUNCAN, S.C. BYRNES

ELDER

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2008 LSU Jacksonville James Madison Presbyterian The Citadel Samford Ga. Southern Furman Wofford Chattanooga Elon W. Carolina S.C. State Richmond

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2007 Rec. Yds. TD Long Michigan — DNP — Lenoir-Rhyne 0 0 0 0 N. Arizona — DNP — Wofford 0 0 0 0 Elon 0 0 0 0 Gardner-Webb 0 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 0 0 0 0 Furman 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 3 18 0 9 Chattanooga 0 0 0 0 James Madison 0 0 0 0 E. Washington 1 12 0 12 Richmond 0 0 0 0 Delaware 0 0 0 0

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CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

THE UNIVERSITY

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

ELDER GAME-BY-GAME 2009 Rec. East Carolina 1 McNeese State 0 Samford 1 The Citadel 3 N.C. Central 1 Wofford 1 Ga. Southern 0 Furman 3 Chattanooga 0 Elon 1 W. Carolina 0 S.C. State 5 Richmond 4 Montana 4

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

2009: Appeared in all 14 games and was the starter at the ‘X’ receiver position the entire season ... ranked fourth on the squad with 311 receiving yards and fifth with 24 receptions ... caught at least one pass in 10-of-14 games ... recorded 11 receptions for 153 yards during the 11-game regular season but surpassed those totals with 158 yards on 13 catches in just three postseason games ... set a career high with five catches for 57 yards in the FCS playoff opener versus South Carolina State ... the next week, racked up a career-best 64 yards on four receptions in national quarterfinal win over Richmond ... of his four catches in the thrilling 35-31 win at UR, one was a seven-yarder that gave ASU an all-important first down on its game-winning touchdown drive in the waning seconds of the game and another was a 24-yarder that he made flat on his back after slipping on the wet turf in the second quarter (the play came in at No. 9 on ESPN’s SportsCenter’s “Top 10 Plays” segment that evening) ... capped the impressive postseason run by catching four passes for 37 yards in national semifinals at Montana ... after entering the postseason with no more than three receptions in any of his 38 career games, he had at least four catches in each of the three playoff matchups.

Rush Yds. Avg. TD Long 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

2009 IN REVIEW

Personal: Full name is Regan Thomas Dufort ... majoring in criminal justice.

TD Long 0 12 1 38 0 39 1 39

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

2009: Redshirted.

Avg. 7.5 13.8 13.0 12.7

RECORD BOOK

Big-bodied youngster will fight for playing time along the offensive front ... received quite a few reps in the spring with many veterans sitting out of drills due to injuries ... is penciled in as the top backup at left tackle going into the fall.

ELDER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec. Yards 2007 13/0 4 30 2008 14/3 13 180 2009 14/13 24 311 Totals 41/16 41 521

2010 OPPONENTS

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-5 • 285 • FR. FREDRICKSBURG, VA. STAFFORD

Personal: Full name is Jonathan Blake Elder ... born July 12, 1988 (22 years old) ... son of Connie and Allen Elder ... brother, Trey, was a four-year letterwinner at quarterback at Appalachian from 2004-07 and compiled a 7-1 record as a starter ... enjoys hiking and writing ... is one of the team’s most active members of the community, often speaking at youth, church and civic events ... majoring in organizational/public communications with a minor in health promotions ... is a Dean’s List student and member of SoCon and ASU athletics’ academic honor rolls ... plans to go to seminary school and pastor a church.

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

Personal: Full name is Nathan Robert Dorton ... born Dec. 29, 1990 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Betsy and Wes Dorton ... oldest of three children ... majoring in physical education ... aspires for a career in coaching.

High School: Closed an impressive prep career by racking up seven receptions for 124 yards and three touchdowns in his final five games as a senior ... a two-time academic all-area selection ... lettered three times in football and once in track ... coached at Byrnes by Bobby Bentley.

COACHES & STAFF

2009: Redshirted.

Former walk-on has become one of the team’s top leaders on and off the field ... is perhaps the best route-runner in a deep, talented, veteran group of wide receivers ... boasts terrific hands ... is an excellent blocker ... a vocal, emotional leader ... slated to be the starter at the ‘X’ receiver position.

2007: Saw action in 13 games, including all four postseason affairs ... caught four passes for 30 yards ... three of the four receptions came in 79-35 win over archrival Western Carolina ... all three catches versus WCU came courtesy of his brother, Trey, a former ASU quarterback ... hauled in a season-long 12-yard reception in national quarterfinals versus Eastern Washington.

SEASON OUTLOOK

WIDE RECEIVER 5-9 • 165 • FR. COLUMBIA, S.C. IRMO

2008: Appeared in all 14 games as a sophomore ... made first three starts of his career, all coming in the season’s first four games (at LSU, vs. Jacksonville, vs. Presbyterian) ... caught 13 passes for 180 yards, but did so in spurts, with the 13 receptions coming in eight games ... hauled in multiple receptions three times during the regular season with two apiece against Jacksonville, Presbyterian and Chattanooga ... scored the first touchdown of his career on a 38-yard reception in the 49-7 rout at UTC ... set career highs with three catches for 48 yards in the Apps’ loss to Richmond in the national quarterfinals.

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

High School: A Maryland all-state honoree at St. Paul’s in Brooklandville, Md. (suburban Baltimore) ... coached by Dave Dolch ... was also an all-conference performer in baseball.

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INTRO & MEDIA INFO SEASON OUTLOOK COACHES & STAFF 2010 MOUNTAINEERS 2010 OPPONENTS 2009 IN REVIEW RECORD BOOK

LONG SNAPPER 5-10 • 230 • JR. SUMMERVILLE, S.C. SUMMERVILLE Former walk-on has been stellar for two years in one of the most high-pressure and thankless roles in the sport ... has not been responsible for a bad snap during his two-year career as ASU’s long snapper ... fended off challengers to the position a year ago by showing great improvement in coverage skills. 2009: Was the snapper for every punt and PAT/field goal attempt for the second-straight season ... for the second year in a row, he was not responsible for any bad snaps ... did not record any tackles but made great strides in coverage skills. 2008: Turned in an impressive showing as a true-freshman walk-on at the very challenging position ... did not have a bad snap all season ... was in on four tackles, including two at No. 5 James Madison.

FITCHETT

High School: Lettered in football and wrestling at Summerville H.S. ... earned all-state recognition on the gridiron as a senior in 2007 ... coached by Chris McKissick. Personal: Full name is Wilson McCall Fitchett ... born Jan. 27, 1990 (20 years old) ... son of Carolyn and Robert Fitchett ... majoring in exercise science ... enjoys surfing. FITCHETT’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total 2008 14/0 0 4 4 2009 14/0 0 0 0 Totals 28/0 0 4 4

54 • JABARIFLETCHER DEFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-3 • 265 • SR. ATLANTA, GA. GRADY One of three Mountaineers on The Sports Network’s official watch list for the Buck Buchanan Award, which is presented to the nation’s top FCS defensive player ... one of the nation’s top pass rushers has registered 12.5 sacks over the past two seasons ... while his ability to get to the quarterback draws the most attention, his 6-3, 265pound frame also makes him a force against the run ... has fully recovered from a shoulder injury that required offseason surgery and forced him to sit out of spring practice but will have to fend off a challenge from Jordan Gary to retain starting position at right end. 2009: Battled through a number of injuries, including a shoulder ailment that required offseason surgery, to start all 14 games at right defensive end (extending string of consecutive starts to 25) ... earned first-team all-Southern Conference recognition from the league’s coaches and media ... ranked second on the team, fifth in the SoCon and tied for 41st nationally with 6.5 total sacks ... ranked third on the squad (12th in SoCon) with 10.5 tackles for loss and sixth on the team with 63 total tackles ... led ASU with 11 quarterback hurries ... had multiple tackles in 13-of-14 games and seven or

THE UNIVERSITY

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

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FLETCHER NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

more five times ... was a huge force in ASU’s overtime win at The Citadel with seven tackles, including 1.5 for loss and a sack ... forced and recovered a fumble to go along with seven tackles in come-from-behind win at Wofford ... turned in a dominating performance in rout over Georgia Southern with 2.5 behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of 22 yards, including a career-high-tying two sacks (minus-19 yards) ... totaled 13 tackles and three sacks for a loss of 30 yards over the final two games of the regular season (at Elon, vs. Western Carolina) ... eight tackles against WCU matched a career high ... notched seven tackles and four quarterback hurries in three postseason games, highlighted by five stops in quarterfinal win at Richmond. 2008: Slid into the starting role at right end following Tony Robertson’s season-ending foot injury in week three and started each of the final 11 games of the campaign ... excelled once inserted in the starting lineup and finished the season as the team leader in tackles for loss (12.5) and tied for the team lead in sacks (6), en route to earning first-team all-conference honors from the league’s coaches and media ... ranked third and fourth in the Southern Conference in TFL and sacks, respectively ... was in on at least one stop behind the line of scrimmage in all but one game following his insertion into the starting lineup ... notched a 14-yard sack in ASU’s heart-stopping 37-36 win at Georgia Southern ... registered six tackles apiece in back-to-back games against Furman and Wofford ... three of the six stops against Wofford came behind the line of scrimmage ... had two sacks and forced a fumble in the SoCon-clinching victory over No. 11 Elon ... forced another fumble and tallied a season-high eight tackles in the first-round playoff win over South Carolina State ... also excelled in the classroom, earning academic all-conference recognition. 2007: Played in 13 games as a true freshman, including starts at right end versus Gardner-Webb, Georgia Southern and Western Carolina ... finished with 18 tackles (11 solo), including 4.5 for loss ... began career by recording three tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage, in ASU’s season-opening win at Michigan ... notched four stops and another TFL in win over Gardner-Webb ... had two stops with one for loss at Furman ... turned in best performance of the season with six tackles, including 1.5 for loss and a half sack, in win at The Citadel ... had one stop each in national semifinal win over Richmond and national championship game versus Delaware. High School: Earned all-conference and all-city accolades after registering 67 tackles and 15 sacks as a senior ... helped lead Grady to a 10-3 record, regional championship and No. 8 ranking in Georgia class AAA in its first year after moving up from Class AA ... began playing football as a sophomore, named most improved player as a junior and defensive MVP as a senior ... coached by Ronnie Millen. Personal: Full name is Jabari Lee Fletcher... born June 23, 1989 (21 years old) ... son of Latasha Kendricks ... cousin, Nick Ferguson, plays professionally for the Houston Texans ... majoring in recreation management ... has been instrumental in organizing activities for the Watauga County Special Olympics. FLETCHER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2007 13/3 11 7 18 4.5-15 0.5-4 0 0 0 0/0 2008 13/11 21 28 49 12.5-57 6.0-45 0 2 8 0/2 2009 14/14 24 39 63 10.5-69 6.5-59 0 2 11 1/1 Totals 40/28 56 74 130 27.5-141 13.0-108 0 4 19 1/3 FLETCHER GAME-BY-GAME 2009 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR East Carolina 1-3-4 1.0-3 0 1 0 0 0 0 McNeese State 2-5-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 0-2-2 0.5-0 0 2 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 3-4-7 1.5-8 1.0-7 0 0 0 0 0 N.C. Central 2-1-3 0.5-3 0.5-3 0 0 0 0 0 Wofford 6-1-7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Ga. Southern 2-2-4 2.5-22 2.0-19 1 1 0 0 0 Furman 0-2-2 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Chattanooga 3-4-7 0.5-1 0.0-0 1 0 0 0 0 Elon 2-3-5 1.5-12 1.5-12 0 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 2-6-8 1.5-18 1.5-18 2 0 0 0 0 S.C. State 1-1-2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 Richmond 0-5-5 0.5-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Montana 0-0-0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2008 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH LSU 1-1-2 1.0-6 1.0-6 0 Jacksonville 0-0-0 0 0 0 James Madison — DNP — Presbyterian 1-1-2 1.0-1 0 1 The Citadel 1-3-4 1.0-1 0 1 Samford 0-3-3 1.5-4 0 0 Ga. Southern 2-0-2 1.0-14 1.0-14 1 Furman 2-4-6 0 0 0 Wofford 5-1-6 3.0-11 1.0-6 1 Chattanooga 3-2-5 0.5-5 0.5-5 0 Elon 2-1-3 2.0-11 2.0-11 1 W. Carolina 0-3-3 0.5-3 0.5-3 0 S.C. State 3-5-8 1.0-1 0 3 Richmond 1-4-5 0 0 0

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CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


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FRAZIER

FRAZIER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2009 14/3 11 20 31 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 Totals 14/3 11 20 31 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0

64 • ORRYFRYE OFFENSIVE LINE 6-2 • 270 • JR. CHARLOTTE, N.C. PROVIDENCE Veteran returns for his second year as a starter and third season as a major contributor across the Mountaineers’ offensive front ... durable blocker provided protection for All-America quarterback Armanti Edwards’ blind side as ASU’s right tackle a year ago ... is slated to man the right tackle position again this season.

FRYE

2009: Started all 14 games for ASU at right tackle ... part of a durable and cohesive starting five that made all 14 starts as a unit ... spent much of the season rotating at RT with Daniel Kilgore but played all 242 snaps during ASU’s three postseason games ... rebounded from a rough start to the season at East Carolina, in which he allowed two sacks, to not be charged with a sack in 11 graded performances the rest of the year ... graded out at 75 percent or higher in each of the final 11 games of the year ... earned academic allconference recognition for achievements on the field and in the classroom. 2008: Served as the Mountaineers’ utility lineman, lining up anywhere from center to tight end over the course of 11 games ... when playing tight end, he wore No. 88,

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

THE UNIVERSITY

Personal: Full name is Lindberg Frazier III ... born Aug. 8, 1988 (turns 22 during season) ... son of Mr. and Mrs. Lindberg Frazier, Jr. ... cousin Andrew Courman is a running back at Lenoir-Rhyne ... is also cousin of former ASU wide receiver T.J. Courman and former East Carolina linebacker Chris Moore, who led the nation in tackles in 2003, and former NC State defensive back Koyal George ... majoring in health education with a minor in psychology ... Dean’s List student and member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll ... aspires to be a football coach.

Personal: Full name is James Michael Frazier II ... born Nov. 11, 1991 (turns 19 during season) ... son of Marlo and Michael Frazier ... majoring in communication — electronic media/broadcasting ... member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll.

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

High School: Four-year letterwinner on the gridiron ... an all-conference honoree and team MVP as a senior ... served as team captain ... coached on the gridiron by Donnie Kiefer ... versatile athlete earned 11 varsity letters (four in football and track and field, two in basketball, one in baseball) and was a three-sport all-conference honoree as a senior (football, basketball, track).

High School: A three-year starter at Conway H.S., located just outside of Myrtle Beach ... totaled 128 tackles, six sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception as a senior ... named first-team all-state by SCVarsity.com ... recognized as the Lower State’s top 4-A back by South Carolina Football Coaches Association ... helped lead Conway to an 11-2 record in 2008 and to the South Carolina 4-A state championship game as a sophomore in ‘06 ... recorded an interception in South Carolina’s 24-16 come-from-behind win over North Carolina in the 2008 Shrine Bowl ... coached by Chuck Jordan.

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

2006: Redshirted.

2009: Saw action in all 14 games, including three midseason starts at the “bandit” linebacker position (vs. Georgia Southern, at Furman, vs. Chattanooga) ... named to the Southern Conference’s all-freshman team ... the majority of his 31 tackles came on special teams ... rewarded coaches by making a career-high seven tackles in his first-career start versus Georgia Southern ... had five tackles in win over Chattanooga ... stepped up after an injury to LB Justin Lloyd to make six tackles in national semifinals at Montana.

RECORD BOOK

2007: Saw action in one game, a 79-35 win over archrival Western Carolina ... did not record any statistics.

One of ASU’s most accomplished true freshmen a season ago ... ASU coaches chose to take advantage of his speed and athleticism by moving him from linebacker to defensive back during spring drills ... is expected to be a primary contributor at ASU’s new “star” DB position and to back up All-American Mark LeGree at strong safety ... will likely once again play a prominent role on special-teams coverage units.

2009 IN REVIEW

2008: Played in all 14 games as a member of the Mountaineers’ rotation of wide receivers and the squad’s primary punt returner for much of the season ... started four games — the first two games of the year (at LSU, vs. Jacksonville) as well as tilts against Chattanooga and Elon ... caught 10 passes for 120 yards on the season ... his catches came in bunches, highlighted by a stretch of seven receptions in three games versus The Citadel, Samford and Georgia Southern that was capped by an acrobatic catch in the corner of the end zone for ASU’s first score of the day in the 37-36 win at GSU ... also returned a team-high 29 punts for an average of 6.3 yards per return ... had a season-best 28-yard return in the first-round playoff win over South Carolina State.

DEFENSIVE BACK 6-0 • 200 • SO. CONWAY, S.C. CONWAY

2010 OPPONENTS

2009: Made the most of a limited amount of opportunities to catch the football, as six of his seven receptions went for at least 10 yards and 4-of-7 gained over 25 yards ... five of his seven receptions came on ASU scoring drives while the other two came on possessions when the Mountaineers drove inside the opponent’s 10 yard line ... 20.1 yards-per-reception average was tops on the team among receivers with at least five receptions ... his 14-yard catch set up a touchdown against nationally ranked McNeese State ... made a 33-yard catch on a third-andeight play to keep a third-quarter drive alive in come-from-behind win at Wofford ... had his fiirst-career multi-catch game with two receptions for 37 yards in rout over Georgia Southern ... 27-yard gain set up one of ASU’s three fourth-quarter touchdowns in come-from-behind win at Richmond in national quarterfinals ... had a 30-yard catch on final drive of heart-breaking loss in national semifinals at Montana ... took over team’s primary kick-return duties following mid-season injury to CoCo Hillary ... averaged 18.7 yards on 14 kickoff returns.

42 • MICHAELFRAZIER

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

Speedster provides a big-play threat every time he’s on the field ... senior is expected to assume a greater role in ASU’s passing game this season, as he is penciled in as the starter at the ‘Z’ wide receiver position going into fall camp ... will also likely continue to play a significant role on kickoff returns.

FRAZIER’S CAREER PUNT/KICKOFF RETURN STATISTICS Year GP/GS PR Yards Avg. TD Long KOR Yds. Avg. TD Long 2007 1/0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2008 14/4 29 183 6.3 0 28 0 0 0.0 0 0 2009 14/1 0 0 0.0 0 0 14 262 18.7 0 31 Totals 29/5 29 183 6.3 0 28 14 262 18.7 0 31

COACHES & STAFF

WIDE RECEIVER 5-10 • 175 • SR. BEAUFORT, N.C. EAST CARTERET

FRAZIER’S CAREER RECEIVING/RUSHING STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long Rush Yds. Avg. TD Long 2007 1/0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2008 14/4 10 120 12.0 1 20 0 0 0.0 0 0 2009 14/1 7 141 20.1 0 33 2 5 2.5 0 4 Totals 29/5 17 261 15.4 1 33 2 5 2.5 0 4

SEASON OUTLOOK

PBU

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

2007 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH Michigan — DNP — Lenoir-Rhyne 1-2-3 1.0-6 0 0 N. Arizona 0-0-0 0 0 0 Wofford — DNP — Elon 0-0-0 0 0 0 Gardner-Webb 4-0-4 1.0-1 0 0 Ga. Southern 0-0-0 0 0 0 Furman 1-1-2 1.0-3 0 0 The Citadel 3-3-6 1.5-5 0.5-4 0 W. Carolina 0-0-0 0 0 1 Chattanooga 0-1-1 0 0 0 James Madison 0-0-0 0 0 0 E. Washington 0-0-0 0 0 0 Richmond 1-0-1 0 0 0 Delaware 1-0-1 0 0 0

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due to NCAA rules regarding jersey numbers for eligible receivers ... was mainly an extra blocker as a tight end and did not have any balls thrown his way ... was also a key contributor on special teams ... had tackles in each of the first two games of the year (at LSU, vs. Jacksonville) ... missed three games due to a knee injury ... was rewarded for excellence on and off the field with academic all-conference recognition. 2007: Redshirted. High School: Helped Charlotte Providence to a 9-5 record and appearance in the third round of the N.C. Class 4-AA playoffs in 2006 ... three-year starter, played center as a senior ... played as a prep with current ASU teammates Pat Mills and Matt Ruff, as well as his brother, Tim, who played tight end for ASU in 2008-09 ... coached by Randy Long. Personal: Full name is Orry Michael Frye ... born April 10, 1989 (21 years old) ... son of Beth and Gene Frye ... brother, Tim, played tight end for the Mountaineers from 200809 ... Orry is a certified scuba diver and enjoys diving off the Carolinas’ coast ... majoring in computer information systems ... member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll.

DEFENSIVE BACK 5-11 • 190 • JR. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. MT. TABOR Junior returns for his third year as a starter ... grabbed the reins at right cornerback just five games into his freshman campaign and has never relinquished the starting assignment en route to becoming an all-conference performer ... after two seasons under the tutelage of all-American Cortez Gilbert, Gainey is now the veteran in a relatively young crop of ASU corners and is slated to move across the field to the left cornerback position vacated by Gilbert ... in addition to his pass-coverage skills, he is a sure tackler. 2009: Flourished in his second collegiate campaign, starting all 14 games at right cornerback and earning second-team all-Southern Conference honors from the league’s coaches and media ... intercepted four passes, good for second on the team and tied for fourth in the SoCon ... also broke up a team-high 10 passes to give him a total of 14 passes defended, which ranked second in the conference and tied for 10th nationally ... was seventh on the team with 61 tackles, including two behind the line of scrimmage ... made his first career interception to go along with eight tackles against nationally ranked McNeese State ... had a terrific day in the rain against Samford, squelching a potential SU scoring drive with an interception at the ASU two yard line and returning it 54 yards to set up a Mountaineer touchdown, turning what potentially could have been a 10-7 ballgame into a 17-0 ASU lead ... also had a career-best three pass break-ups against Samford ... broke up two passes and made seven tackles versus Chattanooga ... had one of ASU’s three first-quarter interceptions in convincing SoCon title-clinching win over Elon ... notched a career-high nine tackles and a key interception in opening-round FCS playoff win over South Carolina State. 2008: Played in all 14 games as a true freshman ... spent the first three games of the season mainly as a special-teams contributor ... when fellow true freshman Dominique McDuffie suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice in late September, Gainey moved to second-string at right cornerback for the Presbyterian contest ... after making seven tackles and displaying good coverage skills against the pass-happy Blue Hose, Gainey was promoted to starter at RCB for the Oct. 4 contest versus The Citadel, and held on to the role for the rest of the year ... displayed above average skills not only as a pass-defender, but also as a tackler against the run ... despite not being in the starting lineup until the fifth game of the season, finished eighth on the team in tackles with 51 (32 solo) from his cornerback position ... broke up nine passes but did not record an interception ... notched a season-high eight tackles (seven solo) and broke up a pass in ASU’s 26-14 win over No. 18 Furman ... broke up two passes in heart-stopping win at Georgia Southern and SoCon title-clinching victory over No. 11 Elon ... tallied multiple tackles in 9-of-10 games following move to the starting lineup and made at least four stops in 7-of-10 ... was one of four ASU representatives on the SoCon’s inaugural all-freshman team.

GAINEY GAME-BY-GAME 2009 S-A-T TFL East Carolina 5-1-6 0 McNeese State 3-5-8 0 Samford 1-0-1 0 The Citadel 2-2-4 0 N.C. Central 1-1-2 0 Wofford 2-0-2 0 Ga. Southern 1-1-2 0 Furman 4-1-5 1.0-1 Chattanooga 5-2-7 1.0-1 Elon 3-1-4 0 W. Carolina 2-1-3 0 S.C. State 8-1-9 0 Richmond 3-1-4 0 Montana 3-1-4 0

Sacks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

QBH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PBU 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0

Int. 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2008 LSU Jacksonville James Madison Presbyterian The Citadel Samford Ga. Southern Furman Wofford Chattanooga Elon W. Carolina S.C. State Richmond

Sacks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

QBH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PBU 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 0

Int. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S-A-T 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-1 3-4-7 2-2-4 5-2-7 1-0-1 7-1-8 1-1-2 2-0-2 3-3-6 3-1-4 3-1-4 2-3-5

TFL 0 0 0 0 0 0.5-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

81 • JORDANGARY DEFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-3 • 235 • JR. GREENWOOD, S.C. GREENWOOD Has settled in on the defensive side of the ball after making the switch from tight end to defensive end midway through last season ... with returning starters Lanston Tanyi and Jabari Fletcher both out due to offseason injuries, Gary had a very impressive spring and is listed with Buck Buchanan Award candidate Jabari Fletcher as neck-inneck for the starting nod at right defensive end going into fall drills. 2009: Saw action in nine games as a tight end and special-teams contributor, serving as starting tight end for first two games of the year (at East Carolina, vs. McNeese State) and also starting in a two tight-end set at Furman ... served mainly in a blocking role when lined up at TE ... only reception of the season was a 13-yard touchdown from high-school teammate Armanti Edwards during ASU’s rain-soaked 20-7 win over Samford ... with injuries piling up along the defensive line late in the year, ASU’s coaches moved Gary to DE late in the year ... did not see any game action following the move to defense. 2008: Missed season due to NCAA initial eligibility requirements ... if he meets degreeprogress requirements, he can regain the lost year of eligibility at the end of his initial four-year window (prior to 2012 season).

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

High School: A two-time all-region selection and Shrine Bowl participant ... rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com ... intercepted six passes, forced three fumbles and was team’s second-leading tackler as a senior to help lead Mt. Tabor to 4-A state championship game ... led state with 13 interceptions as a junior ... coached by Barry Stewart.

GAINEY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2008 14/10 32 19 51 0.5-0 0.0-0 0 9 0 0/0 2009 14/14 43 18 61 2.0-2 0.0-0 4 10 0 0/0 Totals 28/24 75 37 112 2.5-2 0.0-0 4 29 0 0/0

High School: Was a formidable two-way player as a prep, playing both tight end and defensive end ... Shrine Bowl participant ... garnered all-state honors as a senior ... earned all-region recognition as a DE in 2007 and as a TE and DE in 2006 ... rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com ... caught 18 passes for 325 yards and two touchdowns in limited action at tight end as a senior ... amassed 45 tackles, eight sacks and four fumble recoveries (two returned for touchdowns) as a senior ... versatile athlete was school’s junior varsity basketball MVP as an underclassman ... was a high-school teammate of former ASU quarterback Armanti Edwards ... coached by Shell Dula.

THE UNIVERSITY

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

RECORD BOOK

2009 IN REVIEW

2010 OPPONENTS

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

COACHES & STAFF

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Personal: Full name is Edward Eugene Gainey ... born June 6, 1990 (20 years old) ... son of Blanche Hope White ... majoring in communication studies.

Personal: Full name is Jordan Christopher Gary ... born Jan. 28, 1990 (20 years old) ... son of Lisa Holloway ... major is criminal justice.

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GAINEY NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

GARY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long 2009 9/3 1 13 13.0 1 13 Totals 9/3 1 13 13.0 1 13

Solo Asst. Total 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0

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LINEBACKER 6-2 • 225 • SO. CHARLOTTE, N.C. WEST CHARLOTTE

2009: Appeared in 12 games, mainly on special teams ... made 10 tackles, including three in the season opener at East Carolina and two in SoCon title-clinching win at Elon.

GRIER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2009 12/0 5 5 10 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 Totals 12/0 5 5 10 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0

TIGHT END 6-0 • 235 • SR. HUDSON, N.C. SOUTH CALDWELL

Long 0 10 10 10

Solo Asst. Total 2 3 5 8 5 13 2 6 8 12 14 26

73 • CORBETTHARRIS OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-5 • 270 • SR. VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. KELLAM Veteran offensive lineman has battled injuries for much of his four years in the program ... if he remains healthy, he could add quality depth across ASU’s offensive front. 2009: Appeared in two games (vs. North Carolina Central, vs. Georgia Southern) ... played for just seven snaps ... received a positive grade on 3-of-4 plays against GSU. 2008: Saw action in season’s first two games ... was limited to special teams in seasonopening loss at LSU ... played 25 snaps in the home opener versus Jacksonville, grading out at 68 percent ... suffered knee injury that kept him out of action the rest of the year and required an arthroscopic procedure during the offseason. 2007: Appeared in four games ... saw action on the offensive line against Western Carolina, grading out at 85 percent in 20 plays.

High School: Second-team all-Tidewater and all-Beach District as an offensive tackle in 2005 ... earned first-team all-Beach District as a junior ... helped lead Kellam to an 8-2 record as a senior. Personal: Full name is Corbett Lee Harris ... born March 26, 1988 (22 years old) ... son of Rachel and Richard Harris ... majoring in graphic arts and imaging technology.

6 • COCOHILLARY WIDE RECEIVER 5-10 • 190 • SR. EDGEFIELD, S.C. STROM THURMOND

HARDEE

High School: A North Carolina East/West All-Star Game participant … 2005 Northwestern 4A Defensive Player of the Year and Caldwell County Player of the Year … garnered 4-A all-state accolades from NCPreps.com … a three-time all-conference, all-county and team MVP honoree … racked up a school-record 610 tackles as a four-year letterwinner at South Caldwell … led Spartans to an 11-3 record as a senior with 187 tackles, 30 TFL and seven sacks at linebacker and 670 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns as a fullback … named all-Piedmont by the Charlotte Observer and all-

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

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THE UNIVERSITY

2006: Redshirted ... excelled in the classroom as a member of ASU athletics academic honor roll.

2009: Served as the Mountaineers’ primary ‘Z’ wide receiver for the first eight games of the season before suffering a season-ending right knee injury during a non-contact drill at practice on Nov. 3 ... despite playing in only eight games, earned secondteam all-Southern Conference recognition as a wide receiver and kick returner from the league’s coaches and was voted the SoCon’s first-team return specialist by the conference’s media ... led team with four touchdown receptions, ranked second with 37 receptions and third with 514 receiving yards at the time of his injury ... was also the SoCon’s leading kickoff returner when his season came to a close with a 24.9yard average ... after amassing just 231 yards and a touchdown on 18 catches over the first five games of the season, he exploded for 283 yards and three touchdowns on 19 receptions over the next three outings (at Wofford, vs. Georgia Southern, at Furman) ... caught six passes for a then-career-high 96 yards in comeback win at Wofford ... erupted for the first 100-yard and multi-touchdown games of his career

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

2007: Appeared in 12 games, mainly in a special teams role ... registered five tackles on the season, including two apiece versus Western Carolina and in the national championship game versus Delaware ... earned academic all-Southern Conference recognition.

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

2008: Saw action in 14 games ... made first three career starts as part of two-tight end sets versus Furman, Wofford and Richmond ... caught only pass of the season and first of his career, a 10-yarder, in the opening round of the 2008 NCAA Division I football championship versus South Caolina State ... was a key contributor on special teams ... made 13 special-teams tackles on the campaign, including a season-best three in the 70-24 rout over No. 3 Wofford ... excelled in the classroom as an academic all-conference honoree.

One of the Mountaineers’ most explosive weapons was playing the best football of his career when his junior season came to a sudden halt in early November due to a right knee injury suffered during a non-contact practice drill ... has diligently rehabilitated the injury and is expected to be at or near 100 percent when fall camp opens ... after missing the final two months of the 2009 season and all of spring drills, he enters 2010 listed as the backup to fellow senior B.J. Frazier at the ‘Z’ wide receiver position but is expected to return as a major contributor at receiver and on special teams if healthy ... is already ASU’s all-time leader with 2,253 career kickoff-return yards (the only player in school history with 2,000 yards on kickoff returns) ... also comes into his final season as the sixth-leading receiver in ASU history with 116 career receptions and ranked seventh in ASU’s all-time annals 1,588 receiving yards.

RECORD BOOK

2009: Played in all 14 games, mainly as a reserve tight end and one of the team’s most valuable contributors on special teams ... made two starts in two tight-end sets (vs. Chattanooga and at Elon) ... only reception of the season was a 10yarder in rout over Georgia Southern ... made eight tackles on special teams, including two in win at Furman ... earned academic all-conference recognition for achievements on the field and in the classroom.

2009 IN REVIEW

2006: Redshirted ... excelled in the classroom as a member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll.

Veteran local product has become a vital contributor as a blocking tight end and specialteams stalwart ... is expected to once again see significant playing time in two tight-end sets and on a variety of special-teams units ... will also provide leadership as the most experienced member of ASU’s corps of tight ends by two years.

2010 OPPONENTS

48 • BRADHARDEE

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2010 MOUNTAINEERS

Personal: Full name is Brandon Norman Grier ... born Nov. 16, 1990 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Bobby Grier ... majoring in recreation management with a minor in health promotion.

HARDEE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec. Yards Avg. 2007 12/0 0 0 0.0 2008 13/3 1 10 10.0 2009 14/2 1 10 10.0 Totals 39/5 2 20 10.0

COACHES & STAFF

High School: Recorded more than 300 tackles over final two prep seasons, including 156 as a senior ... added 15 tackles for loss, six sacks and five forced fumbles during senior campaign ... named 2008 ME-CA 7 4A Conference Defensive Player of the Year, as well as first-team all-Charlotte Observer­­, all­-county and all-conference ... helped lead West Charlotte to 22-6 overall record over final two seasons, including back-to-back undefeated conference championships and four playoff victories ... 2008 Shrine Bowl participant ... coached by Aaron Brand.

Personal: Full name is Bradley Kent Hardee … born June 17, 1988 (22 years old) … son of Karen and Tim Hardee … majoring in exercise science … enjoys skiing, fishing, golfing and camping.

SEASON OUTLOOK

Talented youngster served almost exclusively in a special-teams role as a true freshman but is expected to assume a large role on defense as a sophomore ... after an impressive spring, is expected to be ASU’s starting strongside linebacker this fall ... the smallest of ASU’s projected starting linebackers at 225 pounds, Grier makes up for relative lack of size with athleticism that allows him to defend against the run and pass.

Unifour by the Hickory Daily Record following senior campaign … coached by Butch Carter … terrific all-around athlete earned 10 varsity letters as a prep … four-year baseball letterwinner captained SCHS to state championship in 2006 … a three-time all-conference and all-county honoree on the diamond … also earned all-Piedmont accolades from the Observer in baseball following ’06 season … a Wendy’s High School Heisman state finalist … won 2005-06 NCHSAA Clary Medal, honoring the state’s top male student-athlete … was South Caldwell’s student body president ... attended same high school as ASU teammate Louis Swaba.

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

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HILLARY’S CAREER RECEIVING/RUSHING STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long Rush 2007 15/0 23 339 14.7 0 41 22 2008 14/12 56 735 13.1 5 50 7 2009 8/6 37 514 13.9 4 57 0 Totals 37/18 116 1,588 13.7 9 57 29

HILLARY

Yds. 92 29 0 121

Avg. TD Long 4.2 0 17 4.1 0 13 0.0 0 0 4.2 0 17

HILLARY’S CAREER KICKOFF/PUNT RETURN STATISTICS Year GP/GS KOR Yards Avg. TD Long PR Yds. Avg. TD Long 2007 15/0 43 1,030 24.0 1 95 3 55 18.3 0 32 2008 14/12 30 701 23.4 0 48 0 0 0.0 0 0 2009 8/6 21 522 24.9 0 47 0 0 0.0 0 0 Totals 37/18 94 2,253 24.0 1 95 3 55 18.3 0 32 in the next week’s rout over GSU, finishing with seven receptions for 104 yards and two scores in the 52-16 win ... continued the stellar play with six catches for 84 yards and a touchdown the next week at Furman ... suffered the season-ending knee injury at practice three days after the win at FU ... returned 21 kickoffs for 522 yards on the season ... had at least one return of 30 yards or longer in 5-of-8 games, including each of his final four. 2008: Appeared in all 14 games, making 12 starts at wide receiver (primarily as the M receiver) ... led ASU in receptions (56) and receiving yards (735) ... his 56 receptions were nearly twice as many as the next leading pass-catchers on the team (Ben Jorden and T.J. Courman had 29 catches apiece) ... hauled in multiple receptions in all 14 games ... opened the campaign with a season-best nine receptions for 80 yards at LSU ... notched two receptions in each of the next four games, capped by his first career touchdown catch, a four-yarder in the second quarter of ASU’s blowout win over No. 12 The Citadel ... torched Samford the following week for 78 yards on six receptions, including scores from 50 and 11 yards that gave him the first two-touchdown performance of his career ... tallied three receptions for 63 yards at Georgia Southern, including ASU’s biggest catch of the season for a 15-yard gain on fourth-and-five that led to the Mountaineers’ game-winning touchdown with under three minutes to play ... went on to put together five-straight 60-yard efforts from Oct. 11 (Samford) - Nov. 8 (Chattanooga) ... put an exclamation point on the impressive stretch by hauling in his fourth touchdown of the season in the 49-7 win at UTC ... registered a season-high 94 yards on five catches, including a 27-yard touchdown, in ASU’s 37-21 win over South Carolina State in the postseason opener ... also rushed seven times for 29 yards on the season and returned 30 kickoffs for 701 yards (23.4 ypr) ... his 1,465 all-purpose yards were over 500 more than the closest Mountaineer in the category (Armanti Edwards — 941) and nearly 1,000 more than the nearest ASU wide receiver (Brian Quick — 496). 2007: Racked up yardage in five different statistical categories — passing, rushing, receiving, kickoff returns and punt returns — in first collegiate season ... shattered school record for single-season kickoff return yardage with 1,030 yards, 332 more than the previous ASU record of 698 set by Pat Swisher in 1977 ... also set school record for kick returns in a season (43) ... 24.0-yard average on kick returns tied for the fifth-best mark in school history ... ranked second in SoCon in total kick-return yardage and sixth with 1,516 total all-purpose yards (1,030 kick return, 339 receiving, 55 punt return and 92 rushing) ... also completed 4-of-5 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown while playing quarterback in the second half of a blowout win over Gardner-Webb ... in first collegiate game, caught four passes for 63 yards and returned seven kicks for 151 yards in season-opening win over Michigan ... hauled in a 24-yard catch and run from Edwards on ASU’s final offensive play to set up the game-winning 24-yard field goal ... returned only two punts of the season for 55 yards versus Lenoir-Rhyne, including an ASU season-best 32-yarder ... turned in an impressive performance in loss at Wofford with three catches for 18 yards and three kickoff returns for 126 yards, including a 95-yard touchdown that gave ASU its first kickoff return for a score since Jimmy Watkins also had a 95-yarder versus Wofford in 2000 ... in addition to passing prowess versus Gardner-Webb, also notched season highs for rushes (9), rushing yards (35) and longest rush (17 yds.) ... set season bests with five catches for 69 yards in win over Western Carolina ... totaled a season-best 184 all-purpose yards with four kick returns for 110 yards, three receptions for 66 yards and two carries for 14 yards in national quarterfinals win over Eastern Washington ... returned four kicks for 110 yards in national semifinals win over Richmond ... hauled in longest reception of the season, a 41-yarder, versus Delaware in national championship game ... became the first Mountaineer to post 90 or more kick return yards in back-to-back games since Jermane Little in 2002 when he posted 126 kickoff return yards at Wofford and 97 at Elon ... accomplished the feat a second time with 104 kick return yards in the national quarterfinals vs. EWU and 110 in the semifinals against Richmond. 2006: Redshirted ... often played the part of the opposition’s best offensive athlete on the scout team. High School: Amassed over 3,100 yards of total offense (2,300+ passing, 800+ rushing) and 37 touchdowns to lead Strom Thurmond to the 2005 South Carolina 3A state championship ... named S.C. 3A State Player of the Year by High School Sports Report and second-team all-state by The State. Personal: Full name is Cicory William Hillary ... born January 10, 1988 (22 years old) ... son of Margie and Peter Hillary ... uncle, Ira Hillary, played wide receiver at South Carolina and for the Cincinnati Bengals ... brother, Antwaun, played quarterback at Catawba College earlier this decade ... another brother, Aramis, is a quarterback at Coastal Carolina ... majoring in communication - organizational/public.

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HILLARY’S CAREER PASSING STATISTICS Year GP/GS Comp. Att. Int. 2007 15/0 4 6 0 2008 14/12 0 2 0 2009 8/6 0 0 0 Totals 37/18 4 8 0

Yds. 83 0 0 83

TD 1 0 0 1

Long 35 0 0 35

HILLARY GAME-BY-GAME 2009 Rec. Yds. TD Long Rush Yds. TD Long KOR YDs. TD Long East Carolina 2 16 0 8 0 0 0 0 3 71 0 30 McNeese State 4 60 0 22 0 0 0 0 3 52 0 20 Samford 6 63 0 22 0 0 0 0 1 21 0 21 The Citadel 4 55 0 26 0 0 0 0 3 74 0 29 N.C. Central 2 37 1 26 0 0 0 0 3 97 0 47 Wofford 6 96 0 57 0 0 0 0 2 61 0 34 Ga. Southern 7 104 2 53 0 0 0 0 4 90 0 32 Furman 6 83 1 32 0 0 0 0 2 56 0 31 Chattanooga — DNP — Elon — DNP — W. Carolina — DNP — S.C. State — DNP — Richmond — DNP — Montana — DNP — 2008 Rec. Yds. TD Long Rush Yds. TD Long KOR Yds. TD Long LSU 9 80 0 22 2 -2 0 4 4 53 0 18 Jacksonville 2 39 0 40 0 0 0 0 2 48 0 27 J. Madison 2 37 0 31 0 0 0 0 4 87 0 25 Presbyterian 2 21 0 14 0 0 0 0 3 78 0 34 The Citadel 2 22 1 18 0 0 0 0 3 82 0 47 Samford 6 78 2 50 0 0 0 0 1 19 0 19 Ga. Southern 3 63 0 41 0 0 0 0 4 79 0 29 Furman 5 61 0 22 1 10 0 10 1 33 0 33 Wofford 4 66 0 23 0 0 0 0 2 70 0 48 Chattanooga 4 60 1 34 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 0 Elon 2 17 0 11 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 5 56 0 20 0 0 0 0 1 33 0 33 S.C. State 5 94 1 27 1 -2 0 0 2 43 0 23 Richmond 5 41 0 26 1 8 0 8 3 76 0 32 2007 Rec. Yds. TD Long Rush Yds. TD Long KOR Yds. TD Long Michigan 4 63 0 27 1 -4 0 0 7 151 0 33 Lenoir-Rhyne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N. Arizona 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 60 0 39 Wofford 3 18 0 17 0 0 0 0 3 126 1 95 Elon 1 20 0 20 1 3 0 3 4 97 0 37 Gardner-Webb 0 0 0 0 9 35 0 17 1 18 0 18 Ga. Southern 2 34 0 30 3 14 0 9 3 52 0 18 Furman 2 17 0 11 2 18 0 15 3 60 0 25 The Citadel 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 38 0 25 W. Carolina 5 69 0 25 0 0 0 0 3 74 0 30 Chattanooga 1 9 0 9 1 11 0 11 3 53 0 20 J. Madison 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 72 0 35 E. Washington 3 66 0 37 2 14 0 17 4 104 0 34 Richmond 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 110 0 37 Delaware 1 41 0 41 0 0 0 0 1 15 0 15

51 • SHERMANHOLT OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 5-11 • 235 • JR. LEICESTER, N.C. ERWIN Tenacious lineman will once again add quality depth to the ASU offensive line as a backup center ... is a valuable contributor to Mountaineers’ special-teams units, particularly on kickoff returns and field goals/PATs. 2009: Saw action in 13 of ASU’s 14 games, mainly on special teams ... like his brother, John (a former ASU offensive lineman who now serves as team’s tight ends coach),

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2008: Appeared in 12 games, mainly on special teams ... did see action on the offensive line six times ... graded out at 80 percent or higher in 5-of-6 appearances ... played a season-high 29 snaps in ASU’s 49-7 win at Chattanooga, grading out at 76 percent ... registered two knockdowns in 15 plays against Jacksonville.

High School: Helped lead Gaffney to a pair of S.C. 4A Big 16 state championships (2003 and ‘05) ... played in 2005 Shrine Bowl ... consensus first-team all-state and allregion honoree ... played center as a prep. Personal: Full name is Daniel Brett Irvin ... born March 23, 1988 (22 years old) ... son of Jackie and Larry Irvin ... majoring in health education.

12 • JAMALJACKSON

2007: Redshirted ... went through spring practice in ‘07 after graduating from high school a semester early and enrolling at ASU. High School: Two-time all-Western North Carolina honoree … named team MVP as a junior and senior … notched 215 tackles in 2006 and scored 12 touchdowns throughout his career, including six on defense … coached by Van Allen.

2009: Redshirted.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-0 • 275 • SR. GAFFNEY, S.C. GAFFNEY

High School: Rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com ... a dual-threat quarterback, completing 66 percent of his passes for 1,652 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushing 35 times for 276 yards and five scores as a senior ... also punted six times for over 200 yards ... in his only season at North Atlanta after transferring from Atlanta Grady prior to his senior year, helped lead squad to a 5-5 record in 2008, just missing out on the program’s first playoff berth in 12 years ... boasts a 3.7 grade point average ... coached by Brian Montgomery.

2009: Did not see game action. 2008: Redshirted. High School: Played for head coach Eddie Courtney at Farragut H.S. in Knoxville, Tenn. Personal: Full name is Alex Heath Johnson ... born May 25, 1989 (21 years old) ... son of Glenda and Terry Johnson ... double-majoring in accounting and banking and finance.

STUARTJOHNSON PLACE KICKER 6-0 • 185 • FR. FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. FAYETTEVILLE CHRISTIAN Redshirt freshman adds depth to Mountaineers’ kicking corps. 2009: Redshirted. High School: Was a four-year letterwinner on the gridiron ... coached by Shane Wallace ... also earned two varsity latters in baseball. Personal: Full name is Stuart Austin Johnson ... born Nov. 20, 1990 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Teresa and David Johnson ... enjoys boating and wake-boarding ... majoring in business with a marketing minor ... serves as an AppalCorps Leader on campus, leading orientation groups during freshman welcome weekend in August.

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

2006: Redshirted.

With two years in the program under his belt, will try to push incumbent Wilson Fitchett for playing time as long snapper.

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

2007: Appeared in 14 games, making two starts (one at center, one at tight end) ... received the starting nod in season opener at Michigan due to injury to starting center Scott Suttle ... did not disappoint in first collegiate game, as he made 72 snaps in the win at the Big House and was credited with 10 knockdowns and an impressive 76percent grade ... saw playing time diminish with Suttle’s return to the starting lineup the following week ... moved back into a prominent role in week seven versus Georgia Southern when he earned the start and participated in 22 snaps as a blocking tight end ... went on to see significant minutes at TE in each of the remaining four regularseason contests ... graded out at 70 percent or higher in 9-of-12 graded appearances.

LONG SNAPPER 5-11 • 250 • SO. KNOXVILLE, TENN. FARRAGUT

RECORD BOOK

2008: Made all 14 starts at center ... was the anchor of an offensive line that was the first at ASU since 1989 to sport the same starting five each week for an entire season ... graded out at 80 percent or higher five times in 13 graded appearances ... turned in perhaps his finest performance at No. 5 James Madison, grading out at a seasonbest 85 percent over 70 grueling plays while tallying 12 knockdowns, five more than the Mountaineers’ next-highest total ... hit the 80-percent mark on the button versus Presbyterian, Furman, Chattanooga and Elon ... received the high marks despite playing every snap in the wins over Furman and Elon (60 and 57 plays, respectively).

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2009 IN REVIEW

2009: Started all 14 games at center for the second-straight year ... earned first-team all-Southern Conference recognition from the league’s media and named a secondteam performer by the SoCon’s coaches ... for the second-straight year, he anchored an ASU offensive front that sported the same starting five for all 14 games ... graded out at 70 percent or higher in all 12 graded performances and 75 percent or better in 10-of-12 ... was credited with five knockdowns against beefy East Carolina defensive front ... graded out at a season-best 82 percent over 66 plays in a rain-soaked win over Samford ... earned a 77-percent grade over 75 grueling plays (most snaps of the season) in national quarterfinal win at Richmond.

Personal: Full name is Brandyn Jamal Londry-Jackson ... born Sept. 5, 1990 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Kathy Londry ... majoring in marketing.

2010 OPPONENTS

Returns for his third year as ASU’s starting center ... is the most experienced player on the Mountaineers’ talented veteran offensive line ... has been singled out by members of ASU’s coaching staff, particularly head coach Jerry Moore, as perhaps the most underrated offensive linemen in the Southern Conference and nationally ... makes up for relatively small stature with unmatched tenacity and intensity ... has been nearly perfect as a snapper in ASU’s shotgun-based offense during his two years as starting center.

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

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COACHES & STAFF

Personal: Full name is Arthur Sherman Holt … Born Dec. 19, 1988 (turns 22 during season) … son of Michael Joe and Susan Holt … enjoys farming, swimming and ping pong … majoring in health education with a minor in history … his brother, John, was a team captain and all-conference performer at right guard for the Mountaineers in 2007 and currently serves as ASU’s tight ends coach ... another brother, Michael Joe Jr., is a professional bull rider.

One of two players (junior DeAndre Presley being the other) battling to fill the enormous shoes left behind at quarterback by the graduation of two-time Walter Payton Award winner Armanti Edwards ... Jackson spent last year primarily running ASU’s scout-team offense as a redshirt freshman but impressed coaches with his skills as a signal-caller ... split first-team QB reps evenly with Presley during spring practice ... at 6-3, 195 pounds, is a more prototypical passer than Presley and reminds some observers of former ASU all-America quarterback Richie Williams ... possesses aboveaverage athleticism and is capable of handling the running responsibilities expected of a quarterback in the Mountaineers’ spread offense.

SEASON OUTLOOK

QUARTERBACK 6-3 • 195 • FR. ATLANTA, GA. NORTH ATLANTA

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

who gained notoriety during his playing career for fielding a handful of short kickoffs, Sherman hauled in a pooch kick versus Furman and picked up five yards on the first return of his career ... in addition to being a regular on special teams, also saw action in six games as an offensive lineman ... played a career-high 32 snaps in 52-16 rout over Georgia Southern ... graded out at 80 percent or better in 4-of-6 appearances.

THE UNIVERSITY

IRVIN NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

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THE UNIVERSITY

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

RECORD BOOK

2009 IN REVIEW

2010 OPPONENTS

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

COACHES & STAFF

SEASON OUTLOOK

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

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DEFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-2 • 270 • JR. CHARLOTTE, N.C. VICTORY CHRISTIAN After spending one season on the offensive side of the ball, returns to his natural position at defensive end as a junior ... is ASU’s biggest defensive end at 270 pounds ... will add depth to a position that has been besieged by injuries over the past couple of seasons ... changes number back to his original 92 after wearing No. 77 for a season while playing on the offensive line. 2009: Saw action in six games as a reserve offensive lineman (North Carolina Central, Georgia Southern, Furman, Chattanooga, Elon, Western Carolina) ... played a seasonhigh 29 snaps in rout over Georgia Southern and graded out at an impressive 82 percent.

2008: Enjoyed the finest season by a freshman tight end in school history ... ranked second on the team in receptions (29), receiving yards (506) and touchdown receptions (6) en route to a plethora of postseason accolades — first-team all-SoCon (coaches and media), SoCon all-freshman team, honorable-mention all-America (The Sports Network) ... caught passes in 12-of-14 games ... his coming out party came against Presbyterian with three receptions for a season-high 97 yards ... he did not catch a pass the following week versus The Citadel but did snag at least one reception in each of the final nine games of the season ... didn’t score his first career touchdown until the eighth game of the season against Furman, but that jump-started a stretch in which he scored all six of his touchdowns over the next six games ... hauled in three passes for 76 yards, including the Mountaineers’ first two touchdowns of the game from 23 and 48 yards out, to help lead the Apps to a 70-24 rout over No. 3 Wofford ... was limited to one 38-yard catch the following week at Chattanooga, but responded with touchdowns in each of the next three games: the SoCon title-clincher versus Elon (13 yds.), at archrival Western Carolina (17 yds.) and in the first round of the NCAA Division I Football Championship against South Carolina State (6 yds.) ... also grabbed a season-high six catches in his postseason debut versus S.C. State ... the six touchdown receptions are the second-most by a freshman in ASU history, behind only the seven TDs hauled in by teammate Brian Quick in 2008.

2008: Appeared in 13 games, almost exclusively in a special-teams capacity ... finished with 11 tackles, including 2.5 for loss and a pair of sacks in limited action on the defensive side of the ball ... both sacks occurred in the home-opening victory over Jacksonville ... registered two quarterback hurries in win over Presbyterian ... was in on another tackle for loss in primetime triumph over No. 3 Wofford ... broke up a pass in win at Chattanooga.

2007: Redshirted.

2007: Redshirted.

Personal: Full name is Benjamin James Jorden... born March 15, 1988 (22 years old)... son of Jim and Kim Jorden... father, Jim, was a three time All-America wide receiver for Wheaton College from 1982-85 .... grandfather, J.T. Martin, played professional baseball in the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs and New York Mets organizations from 195974 and was a member of the 1969 “Miracle Mets” World Series championship club.

High School: Recorded 75 tackles and 17 sacks as a senior for Victory Christian, which went 8-4 and advanced to the NCISSA state semifinals ... earned all-state accolades as a senior and all-conference plaudits as a junior ... participated in the prestigious Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... also lettered in basketball ... coached by Frank Crockett ... attended same high school as current ASU teammate Justin Lloyd. Personal: Full name is Jason Paul Jones... born Feb. 26, 1989 (21 years old)... son of Steven Jones ... majoring in accounting. JONES’ CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2008 13/0 7 4 11 2.5-9 2.0-9 0 1 2 0/0 2009 5/0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 Totals 18/0 7 4 11 2.5-9 2.0-9 0 1 2 0/0

84 • BENJORDEN TIGHT END 6-2 • 250 • JR. WEDDINGTON, N.C. CHARLOTTE LATIN Despite seeing his numbers slip a bit as a sophomore after putting together the finest campaigns by a freshman tight end in ASU history in 2008, Jorden continues to be regarded as one of the top TEs in the Southern Conference and the nation ... is one of ASU’s most adept pass-catchers with hands and route-running ability that rival those possessed by some of the team’s most talented wideouts ... his ability as a receiver allows coaches to periodically line him up in the slot to cause matchup problems for opposing defenses ... added 10 pounds to his 6-2 frame during the offseason to help him continue to develop as a blocker. 2009: Earned first-team all-Southern Conference accolades from the league’s coaches for the second-straight year ... was a second-team all-conference honoree by the SoCon media ... caught 16 passes for 226 yards, both tops among ASU tight ends and good for sixth overall on the squad ... got off to a slow start, not catching a pass in the first two games of the year and sitting out the third (vs. Samford) with an ankle injury ... bounced back from the slow start and the injury to haul in at least one reception in 10 of the last 11 games of the year ... really got on track in Week 5 versus North Carolina Central with a pair of catches for 47 yards, including a season-long 30-yard gain ... turned in his finest performance of the year with three receptions for 40 yards at Furman ... kick-started the 52-27 rout at FU by scoring his only touchdown of the year on a 16-yard reception to cap ASU’s opening drive ... caught five passes for 35 yards in three postseason games, including two apiece versus South Carolina State and Richmond.

JORDEN

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

High School: Led Charlotte Latin to NCISAA state championship as a senior ... caught 46 passes for 760 yards and 12 touchdowns during run to 2006 state title ... didn’t play football until sophomore year and missed entire junior season due to injury ... coached by Larry McNulty.

JORDEN’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec. Yards Avg. 2008 14/7 29 506 17.4 2009 13/6 16 226 14.1 Totals 27/13 45 732 16.3

TD Long 6 58 1 30 7 58

JORDEN GAME-BY-GAME 2009 Rec. Yds. TD Long East Carolina 0 0 0 0 McNeese State 0 0 0 0 Samford — DNP — The Citadel 1 21 0 21 N.C. Central 2 47 0 30 Wofford 1 18 0 18 Ga. Southern 1 5 0 5 Furman 3 40 1 16 Chattanooga 2 44 0 24 Elon 1 16 0 16 W. Carolina 0 0 0 0 S.C. State 2 6 0 6 Richmond 2 14 0 9 Montana 1 15 0 15 2008 LSU Jacksonville James Madison Presbyterian The Citadel Samford Ga. Southern Furman Wofford Chattanooga Elon W. Carolina S.C. State Richmond

Rec. 0 3 2 3 0 1 1 2 3 1 2 3 6 2

Yds. 0 20 12 97 0 23 20 34 76 38 31 41 62 52

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 0

Long 0 8 7 58 0 23 20 17 48 38 18 17 16 28

Rush Yds. Avg. TD Long 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 Rush 0 0

Yds. 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Rush 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Yds. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TD Long 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TD Long 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

96 • JOSHJURIUS DEFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-0 • 280 • JR. PITTSBORO, N.C. NORTHWOOD Big-bodied walk-on will continue to add depth to ASU’s talented group of defensive tackles. 2009: Appeared in three games (North Carolina Central, Georgia Southern, Western Carolina) ... did not record any statistics.

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


2008: Saw first game action of his career in home opener versus Jacksonville ... did not record any statistics. 2007: Redshirted.

Personal: Full name is Joshua Daniel Jurius ... born May 22, 1989 (21 years old) ... son of Evonne and Frank Jurius ... father was a four-year football letterwinner at Duke (1979-83) ... majoring in geography ... is a Dean’s List student and member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll ... enjoys hunting and fishing.

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ASU will turn to the sophomore to fill the huge shoes vacated by all-American and four-year starter Jacque Roman at middle linebacker ... has stature and skill set similar to Roman and ability to be the next in a long line of nationally recognized ASU ‘backers ... impressed coaches during the spring with his ability to “quarterback” the defensive unit from the MLB position ... comes from a distinguished athletic pedigree, as both his mother and father were accomplished athletes at the University of Tennessee. 2009: Saw action in all 14 games as a true freshman, primarily on special teams ... recorded 19 tackles on the season, the majority of which came on kickoff- and puntcoverage units ... notched multiple tackles six times ... made the most of extended playing time in 52-16 rout over Georgia Southern, registering a season-high five tackles and forcing a fumble on a GSU punt return ... had three stops apiece in wins over The Citadel, North Carolina Central and Elon. High School: Amassed 133 tackles and 25 tackles for loss in 10 games as a senior ... helped lead Cedar Grove to a 6-4 overall record and third-place finish in the very competitive Georgia 5A-AAA region ... notched two interceptions, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in his career ... garnered all-county recognition as a senior ... was a 2007 U.S. Army all-America nominee ... coached by Robert Rice. Personal: Full name is Jeremy Derean Kimbrough ... born May 22, 1991 (19 years old) ... son of Lisa and Charles Kimbrough ... mother, Lisa, won two national championships playing basketball for the University of Tennessee ... father, Charles, played football at UT ... uncle, Greg O’Neal, played football at the University of Georgia ... Jeremy is majoring in communications. KIMBROUGH’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2009 14/0 7 12 19 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/1 Totals 14/0 7 12 19 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/1

KILGORE

DEFENSIVE BACK 6-0 • 200 • SR. COLUMBUS, GA. PACELLI CATHOLIC

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

2007: Appeared in nine games, making two starts at right guard versus Gardner-Webb and Georgia Southern when regular starter John Holt shifted over to right tackle in place of an injured Jonathan Bieschke ... saw siginificant playing time as a blocking tight end (wearing No. 84) during ASU’s postseason run ... did not catch a pass, but did score a touchdown in the national championship victory over Delaware when he recovered a fumble by Kevin Richardson in the end zone ... graded at 70 percent or higher in all seven graded performances.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

LeGREE CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

THE UNIVERSITY

2006: Redshirted ... excelled in the classroom as a member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll. High School: A first-team 4A all-state honoree at Dobyns-Bennett, just across the state line from Boone in Kingsport, Tenn. ... helped lead the Indians to a 9-1 mark in 2005 ... was a three-year starter at center ... played for head coach Graham Clark, who served as a graduate assistant under legendary ASU mentor Jim Brakefield in 1979.

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

Two-time first-team All-American comes into his senior campaign as the most decorated active defensive player in the NCAA Division I FCS ranks ... has already established himself as one of the top defensive backs in ASU history, alongside legendary Mountaineers such as Matt Stevens, Corey Hall and Corey Lynch ... in each of his two seasons as a starter, has been a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award (given to the nation’s top FCS defensive player) and is considered by many observers to be the front-runner for the award coming into the 2010 campaign ... for the second-straight year, he is the only FCS representative on the official watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which is given to the best defensive player in all of Division I (FCS or FBS) ... is

RECORD BOOK

2008: Started all 14 games at right guard ... was part of an offensive line that was the first at ASU since 1989 to sport the same starting five each week for an entire season ... graded out at 80 percent or better in 6-of-13 graded performances ... his 88-percent grade over 70 snaps at No. 5 James Madison was the highest grade of the season for an ASU offensive lineman with a minimum of 50 plays in a game ... nearly matched the mark again three weeks later when he achieved an 87-percent grade over 56 snaps at Samford ... he also went above the elusive 80-percent mark versus Jacksonville (36 plays — 81 pct.), The Citadel (59 plays — 81 pct.), Furman (60 plays — 81 pct.) and Chattanooga (33 plays — 84 pct.).

13 • MARKLeGREE

2009 IN REVIEW

2009: Was slated to be ASU’s starting right tackle but suffered an ankle injury during a physical education class just days before the season opener at East Carolina and missed the first two games of the season ... when he returned to action in Week 3 vs. Samford, he assumed a “utility player” role on the offensive line, usually rotating into the game on an every-other-series basis ... mainly manned the right-tackle position when in the game ... averaged 36 snaps per game ... was on the field for 40 or more plays in each of the final five games of the year ... graded out at 75 percent or higher in 10-of-11 graded performances ... received five grades of 80 percent or higher, good for second on the team behind all-American Mario Acitelli (eight).

2010 OPPONENTS

Senior is expected to return to the starting lineup after serving as the “utility player” in ASU’s offensive-line rotation a year ago ... in his return to the starting five, he will likely be responsible for protecting the blind side of ASU’s right-handed quarterbacks at left tackle ... is the biggest of ASU’s projected starting linemen at 6-3, 285 pounds ... is also regarded as perhaps the most physical and intense player across ASU’s offensive front.

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-3 • 285 • SR. KINGSPORT, TENN. DOBYNS-BENNETT

LINEBACKER 5-11 • 235 • SO. DECATUR, GA. CEDAR GROVE

COACHES & STAFF

JURIUS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2008 1/0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 2009 3/0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 Totals 4/0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0

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SEASON OUTLOOK

High School: Was an all-conference selection at Northwood H.S. ... named team’s most valuable defensive lineman ... coached by Bill Hall ... earned a total of nine varsity letters — three in football, four in wrestling and two in track and field.

Personal: Full name is Daniel Ray Kilgore ... born Dec. 18, 1987 (22 years old) ... son of Barbara and David Kilgore ... cousin, Brantley Kilgore, played baseball at Tennessee ... cousin, Jay Dobbs, played volleyball at Milligan College ... majoring in physical education ... member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll.

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

Big, powerful player adds valuable depth to the Mountaineers’ corps of defensive tackles.

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active FCS leader with 17 career interceptions ... has led the Southern Conference in interceptions each of the past two seasons and led the nation in 2008 ... owns two of the top three single-season interception totals in ASU history and needs just eight to equal the school’s career record ... while he has gained notoriety for his ball-hawking skills, he excels in all aspects of the position, particularly as one of the team’s hardest hitters. 2009: Earned consensus first-team All-America accolades after leading the Southern Conference and tying for third nationally with seven interceptions ... was a first-team all-Southern Conference selection by the league’s coaches and media ... named SoCon’s Defensive Player of the Week twice (at Wofford, at Elon) ... ranked second on the team, fourth in the SoCon and tied for 17th nationally with 13 total passes defended (seven INT, six pass break-ups) ... ranked fifth on the team with 70 tackles ... got off to a slow start in the interceptions column, as he did not pick off any passes in the first five games of the year, due in large part to the fact that opposing coaches and quarterbacks were purposely gearing their passing game away from him ... broke out of the interceptions slump in a big way with two huge second-half INTs that sparked ASU’s come-from-behind win at Wofford ... Appalachian trailed by 14 points when he got his first interception of the year midway through the third quarter vs. Wofford ... his first INT led to the Mountaineers slicing the deficit in half and the second came at the ASU five yard line in the final minute of the game to seal the 44-34 victory ... also led squad with nine tackles against Wofford en route to his third-career SoCon Player of the Week recognition ... the two-interception effort at Wofford kick-started a late-season stretch of seven interceptions in seven games ... the next week versus Georgia Southern, he intercepted a pass at the ASU 20 yard line to squelch a GSU scoring opportunity with ASU leading 14-7 late in the first quarter, turning what could have possibly been a 1414 ballgame into what became a 52-16 ASU rout ... interception in the fourth quarter versus Chattanooga set up ASU’s final touchdown in a hard-fought 35-20 victory ... intercepted second-team all-conference QB Scott Riddle twice in the first quarter of de facto SoCon championship game at Elon, with both INTs leading directly to ASU touchdowns as the Mountaineers jumped out to a 21-0 lead en route convincing 27-10 triumph ... also broke up two passes in conference-title-clinching win at Elon ... picked off his seventh pass of the year in first round of FCS playoff win over South Carolina State ... overshadowed by his interception total, LeGree had five or more tackles in 8-of-14 games, including nine apiece versus nationally ranked McNeese State and Wofford and seven each against Chattanooga and Western Carolina ... had 1.5 tackles for loss in rain-soaked rout at Furman ... forced a fumble in overtime win at The Citadel. 2008: Led the nation with 10 interceptions ... became only the 23rd player in NCAA Division I FCS history to intercept as many as 10 passes in a season ... broke ASU’s 45-year-old single-season interception record by two — Larry Harbin’s eight interceptions had stood as the school’s single-season standard since 1963 ... tied the Southern Conference’s single-season interceptions record that hadn’t been matched since East Carolina’s Jim Bolding did it in 1975 ... was a consensus first-team All-American, receiving the recognition from the Associated Press, Walter Camp Football Foundation, The Sports Network and College Sporting News ... placed third in voting for the Buck Buchanan Award (FCS national defensive player of the year) ... was the only sophomore and one of only two underclassmen among the 16 finalists for the Buchanan Award ... seven of the 10 interceptions came in conference games and eight of the 10 came against nationally ranked competiton ... achieved the feat in just 13 games due to sitting out of the matchup at Samford with a head injury ... in actuality, needed only eight games to pick off 10 passes, as he matched a 35-year-old single-game school record with three interceptions in ASU’s 70-24 rout over No. 3 Wofford (Larry McKenzie was the first Mountaineer to achieve the feat against Davidson in 1973) ... in addition to the record-setting interceptions, he ranked second in the SoCon and 10th nationally with 17 passes defended (10 INTs, seven pass break-ups) ... also finished fifth on the team with 58 tackles, including three for loss, a sack and a forced fumble ... turned in one of the most impressive individual defensive performance in school history in the win over Wofford ... besides the three interceptions, tallied eight tackles, including one for loss, and forced a fumble en route to being named the SoCon Defensive Player of the Week ... was also October’s SoCon Defensive Player of the Month after intercepting five passes in four games during the month ... in addition to the three picks against Wofford, his interception at the goal line in the game’s waning seconds preserved ASU’s 37-36 win at Georgia Southern. 2007: Appeared in 14 games, making 20 tackles, primarily on special teams ... learned the safety position as the top backup to three-time All-American Corey Lynch ... made multiple stops in seven games, including three versus Gardner-Webb and against Delaware in the national championship game. High School: An all-state selection at both defensive back and wide receiver and Region 4-A Player of the Year as a senior ... intercepted seven passes and broke up 15 more as a senior ... also racked up 1,325 yards of total offense and 15 touchdowns in ‘06, which included 42 receptions for 871 yards and 11 scores ... coached by Jeff Battles. Personal: Full name is Mark DeAndre’ LeGree... born July 8, 1989 (21 years old) ... son of Juanita Tapper ... majoring in exercise science. LeGREE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2007 14/0 10 10 20 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 2008 13/13 37 21 58 3.0-19 1.0-13 10 7 0 0/1 2009 14/14 40 30 70 2.0-3 0.0-0 7 6 0 0/1 Totals 41/27 87 61 148 5.0-22 1.0-13 17 13 0 0/2

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

LeGREE GAME-BY-GAME 2009 S-A-T TFL East Carolina 0-4-4 0.5-1 McNeese State 4-5-9 0 Samford 0-2-2 0 The Citadel 4-1-5 0 N.C. Central 4-2-6 0 Wofford 6-3-9 0 Ga. Southern 0-3-3 0 Furman 4-1-5 1.5-2 Chattanooga 6-1-7 0 Elon 1-0-1 0 W. Carolina 5-2-7 0 S.C. State 2-3-5 0 Richmond 2-1-3 0 Montana 2-2-4 0

Sacks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

QBH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PBU 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0

Int. 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0

FF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2008 LSU Jacksonville James Madison Presbyterian The Citadel Ga. Southern Furman Wofford Chattanooga Elon W. Carolina S.C. State Richmond

S-A-T TFL 0-5-5 0.0-0 2-1-3 0.0-0 3-2-5 1.0-13 3-2-5 0.0-0 3-1-4 0.0-0 4-0-4 0.0-0 2-4-6 0.0-0 6-2-8 1.0-2 2-0-2 0.0-0 5-0-5 0.0-0 1-0-1 0.0-0 3-2-5 0.0-0 3-2-5 1.0-4

Sacks 0.0-0 0.0-0 1.0-13 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0

QBH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PBU 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 1

Int. 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 3 1 1 0 1 0

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2007 Michigan Lenoir-Rhyne N. Arizona Wofford Elon Gardner-Webb Ga. Southern Furman The Citadel W. Carolina Chattanooga James Madison Richmond Delaware

S-A-T 1-0-1 1-0-1 1-1-2 1-0-1 0-0-0 1-2-3 1-1-2 2-0-2 0-0-0 1-1-2 0-2-2 0-0-0 0-1-1 1-2-3

Sacks 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0

QBH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Int. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TFL 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0

36 • JUSTINLLOYD DEFENSIVE BACK 5-10 • 205 • SO. CHARLOTTE, N.C. VICTORY CHRISTIAN ASU’s coaches plan to move Lloyd back to his natural spot as a defensive back after he enjoyed a solid redshirt freshman campaign as ASU’s primary starter at the bandit linebacker position ... suffered a severe knee injury in the final game of the season at Montana and underwent offseason surgery that forced him to sit out of spring practice ... is expected to be at full strength for fall camp ... slated to be the primary player at ASU’s new “star” defensive back position.

LLOYD

2009: Appeared in all 14 games as a redshirt freshman, starting all but three at the bandit linebacker position ... named to the Southern Conference’s all-freshman team ... finished eighth on the team with 59 tackles, including five for loss (tied for sixth on squad) and a sack ... registered five or more tackles seven times ... made five stops in collegiate debut at East Carolina ... put together best two-game stretch of the year in SoCon wins over Samford and The Citadel, with eight tackles in each game and a sack vs. Samford and 1.5 tackles for loss in overtime win at The Citadel ... recorded seven stops, all of them solo and one behind the line of scrimmage, in rout at Furman ... had three tackles and was in on a stop for a loss in win at Richmond in national quarterfinals ... a week later, he suffered a major knee injury early in national semifinal loss at Montana ... earned academic all-conference recognition for achievements on the field and in the classroom.

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High School: Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com ... had nearly 200 tackles, six interceptions, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries over his final two prep seasons ... earned all-district recognition following senior campaign ... named team’s most valuable player ... coached by Frank Crockett ... attended same high school as ASU teammate Jason Jones ... enrolled at ASU after graduating from Victory Christian in December 2007 and participated in 2008 spring practice with the Mountaineers.

2009: Redshirted.

78 • CHRISMARSHALL OFFENSIVE LINE 6-4 • 300 • JR. HIDDENITE, N.C. ALEXANDER CENTRAL Big-bodied offensive lineman was a regular contributor on ASU’s field goal/PAT units a year ago ... ASU’s biggest offensive player (6-4, 300 pounds) came out of the spring listed as the top backup at right tackle and will likely continue to be a key cog in protection for field goals and PATs. 2009: Appeared in 10 games, primarily as a blocker on the field goal/PAT units ... saw action on the offensive line twice, playing three snaps versus North Carolina Central and four against Georgia Southern. 2008: Appeared in five games ... was on the field for a total of 24 snaps, grading out at an impressive 75 percent ... received a perfect 100-percent grade for his effort in three plays versus No. 3 Wofford. 2007: Redshirted. High School: Local product was a three-year letterwinner at Alexander Central ... coached by Chris Deal ... also earned three letters in track and field. Personal: Full name is Christopher David Marshall ... born May 7, 1989 (21 years old) ... son of Martha and Charles Marshall ... father, Charles, played football at Lenoir-Rhyne ... majoring in business with a minor in religion ... is active in ASU’s Baptist Campus Ministries and plans to attend seminary following graduation ... member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll.

26 • DOMINICKMAGAZU

Former wide receiver was moved to defensive back during spring practice ... despite position change, he is expected to remain in the valuable role as ASU’s holder on place-kicks ... changed number from 83 to 26 after the position change.

High School: Played only one season of varsity football but was named conference MVP and team’s special teams MVP following only prep campaign as a senior ... was a Fellowship of Christian Athletes honor athlete ... coached by Ron Greene ... also lettered in soccer and baseball. Personal: Full name is Ethan Thomas Martin ... born March 22, 1990 (20 years old) ... son of Carol and Bruce Martin ... enjoys hunting and fishing ... majoring in exercise science (pre-profession) ... plans to pursue a career in physical therapy ... member of Dean’s List and ASU athletics’ academic honor roll.

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2009: Played in all 14 games, primarily as the team’s holder on place-kicks ... held for every kick of the season ... caught one pass (three-yarder versus Georgia Southern) in limited action at wide receiver ... was charged with a negative-19 yard rush on a botched snap during a field-goal attempt at The Citadel.

2009: Redshirted.

2008: Joined the Mountaineers just days prior to the season opener at LSU after transferring from Boston College ... wound up appearing in eight games, mostly in a special-teams role ... recorded one tackle on the season. Previous College: Redshirted as a true freshman in 2007 at Boston College ... coached by Jeff Jagodzinski.

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HISTORY & TRADITIONS

DEFENSIVE BACK 6-0 • 190 • JR. MATTHEWS, N.C. PROVIDENCE (BOSTON COLLEGE)

Youngster will provide depth behind Jason Vitaris and Sam Martin for ASU’s kicking duties.

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

Personal: Full name is Jamill Asaad Lott ... born Nov. 21, 1990 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Jana and James Lott ... majoring in architectural technology.

PLACE KICKER 6-0 • 180 • FR. POLKVILLE, N.C. BURNS

RECORD BOOK

ETHANMARTIN

High School: In only season as a quarterback, passed for 1,929 yards and 23 touchdowns and rushed for 1,065 yards and 14 scores as a senior ... helped lead A.L. Brown to 13-3 overall record, South Piedmont Conference co-championship and appearance in North Carolina 3-AA state championship game in 2008 ... named Cabarrus County Offensive Player of the Year by Concord Independent Tribune ... first-team all-conference selection ... 2008 Shrine Bowl participant ... coached by Ron Massey.

2009 IN REVIEW

Former high-school quarterback has excited coaching staff with his game-breaking potential as a wide receiver ... while still relatively new to the position, he wowed observers with his skills at wideout in practice last fall and during the spring ... goes into fall camp penciled in as the top backup to senior Blake Elder at the ‘X’ receiver position is almost certain to play a big role in ASU’s rotation at wide receiver as a redshirt freshman.

Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 3 1 3 3.0 0 0

2010 OPPONENTS

WIDE RECEIVER 6-1 • 180 • FR. KANNAPOLIS, N.C. A.L. BROWN

TD Long 0 0 0 -19 0 -19

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5 • JAMILLLOTT

MAGAZU’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rush Yds. Avg. 2008 8/0 0 0 0.0 2009 14/0 1 -19 -19.0 Totals 22/0 1 -19 -19.0

COACHES & STAFF

LLOYD’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2009 14/11 26 33 59 5.0-9 1.0-1 0 0 2 0/0 Totals 14/11 26 33 59 5.0-9 1.0-1 0 0 2 0/0 LLOYD GAME-BY-GAME 2009 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR East Carolina 0-5-5 0.5-2 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0 McNeese State 3-1-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 3-5-8 1.0-1 1.0-1 0 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 6-2-8 1.5-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.C. Central 1-5-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wofford 2-4-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Furman 7-0-7 1.0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Chattanooga 1-2-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elon 1-2-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 0-5-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 S.C. State 0-0-0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Richmond 2-1-3 0.5-1 0 1 0 0 0 0 Montana 0-1-1 0.5-0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Personal: Full name is Dominick Jacob Magazu ... born March 26, 1988 (22 years old) ... son of Carrie and David Magazu ... father, David, is the offensive line coach for the National Football League’s Carolina Panthers ... younger brother, Damon, is a defensive back at East Carolina ... older brother, Anthony, was a quarterback at Kent State from 2005-09 ... Dominick is majoring in criminal justice ... enjoys playing basketball and bowling.

SEASON OUTLOOK

Personal: Full name is Justin Terrance-Russel Lloyd ... born Feb. 4, 1989 (21 years old) ... son of Odis Lloyd ... father, Odis, played strong safety at the University of Arkansas from 1985-88 ... ASU head coach Jerry Moore was an assistant coach at Arkansas in 1988 when Otis was a senior team captain ... Justin is majoring in business marketing.

High School: Enjoyed a standout prep career at Charlotte’s Providence H.S. ... earned all-conference, all-Charlotte Observer and all-Mecklenburg County recognition as a senior ... was an all-state honoree and conference defensive player of the year as a junior ... amassed over 2,300 all-purpose yards and 18 touchdowns on offense to go along with nine interceptions on defense over his final two prep seasons ... was a three-year letterwinner ... coached by Randy Long ... also lettered three times in basketball ... led team in blocks, assists and steals as a senior.

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2008: Redshirted.

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18 • DOMINIQUEMcDUFFIE

PUNTER/PLACE KICKER 6-1 • 180 • SO. FAYETTEVILLE, GA. STARR’S MILL

DEFENSIVE BACK 6-2 • 200 • SO. CHATTANOOGA, TENN. RED BANK

Returns for his second season as ASU’s punter and kickoff specialist ... his strong right leg helped provide the Mountaineers with great field position following both punts and kickoffs a year ago ... changed number from 90 to 27 for this season. 2009: Exclusively handled ASU’s punting and kickoff duties as a redshirt freshman ... named to the Southern Conference all-freshman team by the league’s coaches ... averaged 40.0 yards on 52 punts, good for third in the SoCon and 28th nationally ... helped ASU compile a net punting average of 35.5 yards, good for 19th nationally ... of his 52 punts had to be fair-caught (32.7 percent) and 19-of-52 pinned the opponent inside its 20 yard line (36.5 percent) ... trapped Samford inside the 20 yard line five times in six punts ... also had multiple punts downed inside the 20 against Georgia Southern (2), Chattanooga (2) and South Carolina State (3) ... got stronger as his first collegiate campaign progressed, with all six of his 50-plus-yard punts coming in the final nine games of the season ... recorded his first-career 50-yarder in style by booming a 74-yarder in the waning seconds of come-from-behind victory at Wofford ... 74-yarder is tied for the fourth-longest punt in school history and longest since Nate McKinney also launched a 74-yarder at Wofford in 2003 ... averaged a season-best 48.5 yards per punt in rout over Georgia Southern ... five of his 13 postseason punts were downed inside the 20 and five of the 13 also resulted in fair catches ... averaged 63.1 yards over 88 kickoffs (average kickoff landed inside the seven yard line) ... registered seven touchbacks on kickoffs, including two during driving rainstorm at Furman ... earned academic all-conference recognition for achievements on the field and in the classroom.

MARTIN

2008: Redshirted ... excelled in the classroom as a Dean’s List student. High School: A former soccer standout, played just one year of football as a prep ... averaged 69 yards per kickoff ... named all-county following only gridiron campaign ... four-year soccer letterwinner earned all-state recognition as a junior ... also lettered twice in basketball ... coached by Mike Earwood. Personal: Full name is Sam Joseph Martin ... born Feb. 27, 1990 (20 years old) ... son of Debbie and Tom Martin ... father, Tom, was a three-sport athlete (soccer, basketball and baseball) at Central Michigan University ... sisters Alice and Lucy played soccer at Furman ... Sam enjoys fishing ... majoring in business marketing (pre-law) ... member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll. MARTIN’S CAREER STATISTICS Year Punts Yds. Avg. Long TB FC 50+ I20 2009 52 2,080 40.0 74 7 17 6 19 Totals 52 2,080 40.0 74 7 17 6 19

KO Yds. Avg. TB OB 88 5,556 63.1 7 4 88 5,556 63.1 7 4

10 • DEMETRIUSMcCRAY DEFENSIVE BACK 6-0 • 175 • SO. COVINGTON, GA. NEWTON Is expected to assume an increased role on defense as a sophomore after holding down a spot on the travel roster as a true freshman, mainly as a contributor on special teams ... is is penciled in as the top backup behind all-conference performer Ed Gainey at left cornerback going into fall camp but could push fellow sophomore Troy Sanders for the starting assignment on the right side ... former high-school quarterback boasts terrific speed and athleticism. 2009: Saw action in 13-of-14 games, primarily on special teams ... recorded only tackle of the season in postseason opener versus South Carolina State. High School: Named county’s Athlete of the Year after a standout senior season at quarterback and defensive back ... a first-team all-conference honoree and 2-AAAA all-region selection as a defensive back ... amassed over 1,600 yards of total offense after taking over at QB following the season opener ... tallied seven interceptions, seven pass break-ups, 40 tackles and a forced fumble on defense ... also played wide receiver during prep career, including during sophomore season when he helped lead Berkeley H.S. in Moncks Corner, S.C. to the South Carolina state semifinals ... coached by Nick Collins. Personal: Full name is Demetrius Charles McCray ... born May 11, 1991 (19 years old) ... son of Verchelle Brown ... majoring in criminal justice.

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One of ASU’s most naturally gifted defenders, McDuffie is poised for a big season after missing what amounted to nearly 17 games due to a severe knee injury suffered as a true freshman in 2008 ... McDuffie returned from the injury in time for the beginning last season but minor setbacks and the demands of learning a new position after being moved from cornerback to “nickel” safety kept him from seeing extensive action until the seventh game of 2009 ... flourished after his return to the starting lineup and was one of the Mountaineers’ top defenders come the postseason ... coaches expect him to excel in the free safety role in ‘10. 2009: Appeared in eight games, including starts at nickel safety in seven of the final eight contests of the season ... saw action just once over the first six games of the year, making one tackle in rout over North Carolina Central ... limited playing time in the first half of the season was the result of lingering effects from a season-ending knee injury suffered the year before and learning a new position (nickel) after playing cornerback the year before ... made a triumphant return to the starting lineup versus Georgia Southern, making five tackles and forcing a fumble in a 52-16 win ... registered his first-career interception (which he returned 40 yards) and notched three solo tackles in less than one half the following week at Furman ... unfortunately, the injury bug bit again, as he suffered a finger injury in the first half at FU that required surgery and kept him out of action the next week versus Chattanooga ... returned to the starting lineup less than two weeks after surgery to record a tackle and break up a pass in de facto SoCon championship game at Elon ... tallied four stops in regular-season finale versus Western Carolina ... played his best football of the season during the NCAA Division I Football Championship, recording 22 tackles in three playoff games ... made one of the biggest plays of the postseason when he scooped up an errant snap on a field-goal attempt and returned the fumble 50 yards for the go-ahead touchdown midway through the fourth quarter of 20-13 opening-round victory over South Carolina State ... also had eight tackles versus S.C. State ... notched a career-high nine tackles, including six solo stops and a tackle for loss, in national quarterfinals at Richmond ... had five stops in national semifinals at Montana.

McDUFFIE

2008: Earned the starting job at right cornerback as a true freshman ... made collegiate debut at LSU and made four tackles, including one where he chased down a runner from the opposite side of the field to prevent a touchdown ... also broke up a pass in the season opener in Baton Rouge ... broke up two passes and made three tackles, including being in on a half-tackle for loss, in his home debut versus Jacksonville ... tallied three stops at No. 5 James Madison before suffering the knee injury during practice the following week ... finished true freshman campaign with 10 tackles and three pass breakups in three games. High School: Notched four interceptions and returned two for touchdowns as a senior ... also made 78 tackles as a senior, as well as catching 52 passes for 910 yards and 13 touchdowns ... helped lead Red Bank to a 13-1 record in ‘07 ... also lettered in basketball and track ... coached by Tim Daniels. Personal: Full name is Gerald Dominique McDuffie ... born Dec. 12, 1989 (turns 21 during season) ... son of Yolanda McDuffie ... majoring in graphic arts and imaging technology. McDUFFIE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2008 3/3 6 4 10 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 3 0 0/0 2009 8/7 21 15 36 2.5-9 0.0-0 1 1 0 0/0 Totals 11/10 27 19 46 3.0-10 0.0-0 1 4 0 0/0

49 • TERRENCEMcLEAN LINEBACKER 6-0 • 215 • SO. LAURINBURG, N.C. SCOTLAND COUNTY Promising talent will continue to battle for increased playing time in ASU’s deep but relatively young linebacking corps ... could also be a contributor on special teams. 2009: Saw action in nine games, primarily on special teams ... tallied eight tackles on the season, all of which came in a four-game span from Sept. 26-Oct. 17 ... recorded

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53 • MARKMOLL DEFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-1 • 225 • FR. CHARLOTTE, N.C. CHARLOTTE CATHOLIC

2008: Redshirted. High School: Amassed 114 tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles as a senior at Scotland County H.S. ... coached by Mark Barnes ... also lettered in track and field and was recognized as school’s strongest athlete and best all-around athlete as a senior ... attended same high school as former ASU teammates Tony Robertson and Tavaris Washington.

71 • PATMILLS

High School: Two-time all-Queen City Conference honoree after racking up 172 tackles and 15 sacks as a prep ... voted Charlotte Catholic’s defensive MVP following senior campaign ... coached by Jim Oddo ... attended same high school as current ASU teammate Wes Stringfield and former Mountaineer all-American Mario Acitelli ... collected seven varsity letters in three sports (three in football, two in wrestling, two in track and field). Personal: Full name is Steven Mark Moll ... born March 6, 1991 (19 years old) ... son of Jane and Steve Moll ... enjoys dirt-biking, boating and fishing ... majoring in marketing.

20 • DEVONMOORE

All-conference honoree returns as one of three seniors slated to anchor a veteran offensive line ... is expected to once again start at the left guard position that he manned for all 14 games a season ago ... the smallest of ASU’s projected starting linemen makes up for relative lack of size with athleticism and terrific technique.

2006: Redshirted.

Personal: Full name is James Patrick Mills ... born April 1, 1988 (22 years old) ... son of Gail and Dean Mills ... enjoys fishing, hiking, camping and playing guitar ... majoring in criminal justice.

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

High School: Helped lead Providence to a 9-2 record as a senior, en route to first-team all-Mecklenburg recognition from the Charlotte Observer ... played offensive tackle as a prep ... teamed with current ASU teammates Orry Frye and Matt Ruff and former Mountaineer Tim Frye.

RECORD BOOK

2007: Played in six games ... most extensive action came at Elon, where he was in for 83 snaps due to an early injury to right tackle Jonathan Bieschke ... tallied four knockdowns apiece in wins over Lenoir-Rhyne and Elon.

2009: Rebounded from season-ending ankle injury in 2008 to rush for 1,374 yards and 19 touchdowns, both team highs ... the 1,374 rushing yards led the Southern Conference and ranked fifth nationally in terms of total rushing yardage (98.1 yards per game were good for second in the SoCon and 13th nationally) ... rushing total is the sixthhighest in ASU single-season history and 19 rushing touchdowns are tied for fourth in school’s single-season annals ... rushed for 100 yards or more in 6-of-14 games ... added 282 receiving yards on 36 receptions to amass 100-plus all-purpose yards eight times ... totaled 78 yards (41 receiving, 37 rushing) and scored on a one-yard run against a stingy East Carolina defense in the season opener ... exploded for four 100yard rushing efforts and five-straight performances with at least 100 all-purpose yards over the next five games ... torched nationally ranked McNeese State for 155 rushing yards and 42 yards on four receptions in the home opener ... ran for 106 yards yards on just 17 carries (6.2 avg.) in rain-soaked victory over Samford ... managed just 66 yards on career-high 26 rushes but caught three passes for 53 yards in overtime triumph at The Citadel ... ran for a career-long 73-yard touchdown on his first carry of the game and went on to torch North Carolina Central for 124 yards and two touchdowns on just 11 rushes (11.3 avg.) in homecoming rout ... churned out 180 yards and a pair of touch-

2009 IN REVIEW

2008: Saw action in all 14 games, mostly splitting playing time with all-conference honoree Brad Coley ... when Mills would replace Coley — ASU’s starting left tackle for all 14 games in 2008 — Mario Acitelli would slide from left guard to left tackle and Mills would occupy the left guard spot vacated by Acitelli ... Mills graded out at 75 percent or better in 7-of-11 graded performances ... turned in his best showing of the season with a grade of 83 percent over 31 plays against Presbyterian ... was in for a season-high 36 snaps at Georgia Southern.

With only one full season as a starter under his belt, has established himself as one of the nation’s top running backs and one of the greatest performers in the long line of prolific runners at ASU ... is one of 20 players on The Sports Network’s official preseason watch list for the Walter Payton Award, which is given to the nation’s top FCS player ... thanks to posting the sixth-highest single-season total in school history a year ago, comes into his senior campaign ranked ninth on ASU’s all-time rushing list with 2,271 career yards ... versatile back boasts toughness and vision between the tackles, quickness to beat defenders off the edge, speed to break away from the pack in the secondary and hands to be an above-average receiver out of the backfield ... is also a tremendous blocker in pass-protection ... may have an even bigger role in the offense as a senior with the graduation of All-America quarterback Armanti Edwards.

2010 OPPONENTS

2009: Started all 14 games at right guard ... earned second-team all-Southern Conference recognition from the league’s media ... part of a durable and cohesive starting five that made all 14 starts as a unit ... graded out at 75 percent or better in 9-of-12 graded performances, including eight of the final 10 ... earned a team-best 86-percent grade over 50 plays in rout over Georgia Southern ... was charged with allowing just one sack all season.

RUNNING BACK 5-9 • 205 • SR. MEBANE, N.C. CEDAR RIDGE

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-2 • 265 • SR. CHARLOTTE, N.C. PROVIDENCE

COACHES & STAFF

McLEAN’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2009 9/0 2 6 8 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 Totals 9/0 2 6 8 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0

2009: Redshirted.

SEASON OUTLOOK

Personal: Full name is Terrence Devaughn McLean ... born October 27, 1989 (turns 21 during season) ... son of Caroline McLean ... is the fifth of eight children in his family ... enjoys drawing and singing ... serves as president of ASU’s Omega Psi Phi fraternity ... is in his second year as a student orientation undergraduate leader ... is a member of ASU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Board ... majoring in construction management and architecture with a minor in business.

Undersized but tenacious youngster will add depth to ASU’s defensive end corps ... could also challenge to be a contributor on special teams.

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

season highs with three tackles against Samford (all coming on kickoff returns) and North Carolina Central (one coming on defense).

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

MOORE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

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MOORE GAME-BY-GAME 2009 Rush Yds. East Carolina 17 37 McNeese State 23 155 Samford 17 106 The Citadel 26 66 N.C. Central 11 124 Wofford 25 180 Ga. Southern 9 31 Furman 11 37 Chattanooga 12 74 Elon 17 53 W. Carolina 25 191 S.C. State 20 61 Richmond 22 175 Montana 21 84

2008: Held off challenges from Robert Welton and newcomer Devin Radford to emerge from fall camp as the starter at running back ... maintained that spot through the season’s first three games (was officially in the starting lineup for just two contests because ASU began the game with a five-receiver set in the season opener at LSU) ... sustained the season-ending ankle injury on a one-yard loss late in the first quarter of game No. 3 at James Madison ... finished the season with just 123 yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns ... also caught one pass for 19 yards in the season opener at LSU. 2007: Saw action in all 15 games ... made three starts, two in two-back formations and one in place of an injured Richardson ... carried 95 times for 459 yards, the fourth-highest total on the team ... seven rushing touchdowns were good for third on the squad ... also caught 14 passes (seventh on team) for 171 yards (sixth) ... rushed 11 times for 38 yards and first touchdown of the season in home opener versus Lenoir-Rhyne ... carried 14 times for 68 yards, his second-highest total of the season, in win over Northern Arizona ... playing near his hometown, notched 97 total yards (62 rushing, 25 receiving, 10 kick return) and scored on a two-yard run in key win at Elon ... scored in back-to-back games against Georgia Southern and Furman ... registered 40 rushing yards, including a three-yard touchdown scamper, and 39 receiving yards in blowout win over archrival Western Carolina ... turned in perhaps ASU’s biggest offensive play of the season when he made a diving catch for a 20-yard gain on fouth-and-three in the waning moments of ASU’s first-round playoff matchup versus James Madison ... one play later, Armanti Edwards’ scored from five yards out to give the Mountaineers a 28-27 victory ... with Richardson hobbled by an ankle injury the following week, Moore turned in his first 100-yard rushing performance with 100 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown in a national quarterfinal win over Eastern Washington ... also caught three passes for 36 yards in the triumph over EWU ... scored on a career-long 46-yard gallop in the first quarter of ASU’s national title game victory over Delaware ... rounded out 707 all-purpose yardage total with six kickoff returns for 77 yards on the campaign. 2006: Served as the primary backup to Walter Payton Award finalist Kevin Richardson ... appeared in 14 games and made two starts in two-back sets versus Wofford and Georgia Southern ... posted best performance of the regular season with 50 yards on nine carries, including his first-career touchdown, in romp at Chattanooga ... his finest effort of the season came in the national semifinal victory over No. 5 Youngstown State, where he took some of the load off of an ailing Richardson by posting season highs with 14 carries for 86 yards and a score to help lead ASU to its second-straight national title game ... finished the season with 61 carries for 315 yards and two touchdowns. High School: Ran for nearly 6,000 yards and 42 touchdowns during prep career ... had well over 1,000 rushing yards before suffering season-ending injury in eighth game of senior season ... had nearly 1,700 all-purpose yards as a freshman in 2002, Cedar Ridge’s first year ... ranked as one of North Carolina’s top prep running backs by Scout. com. Personal: Full name is Devon Myles Moore ... born April 8, 1988 (22 years old) ... son of Darlene and Myles Moore ... majoring in management. MOORE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rush Yards Avg. 2006 14/2 61 315 5.2 2007 15/3 95 459 4.8 2008 3/2 22 123 5.6 2009 14/13 256 1,374 5.4 Totals 46/20 434 2,271 5.2

TD Long 2 25 7 46 2 40 19 73 30 73

Rec. 5 14 1 36 56

Yds. 27 171 19 282 499

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Rec. 4 4 3 3 0 6 2 1 0 4 1 1 2 5

Yds. 41 42 24 53 0 38 25 5 0 15 5 9 -10 35

TD Long 0 21 0 20 0 11 0 28 0 0 0 11 0 13 0 5 0 0 0 9 0 5 0 9 0 0 0 11

2008 Rush Yds. TD Long LSU 8 23 0 6 Jacksonville 9 94 1 40 James Madison 5 6 1 6 Presbyterian — DNP — The Citadel — DNP — Samford — DNP — Ga. Southern — DNP — Furman — DNP — Wofford — DNP — Chattanooga — DNP — Elon — DNP — W. Carolina — DNP — S.C. State — DNP — Richmond — DNP —

Rec. 1 0 0

Yds. 19 0 0

TD Long 0 19 0 0 0 0

2007 Rush Yds. TD Long Michigan 0 0 0 0 Lenoir-Rhyne 11 38 1 12 N. Arizona 9 68 0 28 Wofford 1 4 0 4 Elon 14 62 1 26 Gardner-Webb 8 21 0 11 Ga. Southern 3 8 1 4 Furman 4 8 1 5 The Citadel 8 23 0 10 W. Carolina 5 40 1 24 Chattanooga 1 16 0 16 J. Madison 1 4 0 4 E. Washington 24 100 1 11 Richmond 2 5 0 9 Delaware 4 62 1 46 2006 Rush Yds. TD Long NC State 7 35 0 20 J. Madison 2 5 0 4 Mars Hill 4 19 0 8 Gardner-Webb 3 24 0 18 Elon 3 9 0 4 Chattanooga 9 50 1 11 Wofford 2 10 0 10 Ga. Southern 2 4 0 3 Furman 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 4 19 0 7 W. Carolina 1 2 0 2 Coastal Car. — DNP — Montana St. 4 23 0 15 Y’Town St. 14 86 1 25 Massachusetts 6 29 0 9

Rec. 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 4 0 2 3 0 1

Yds. 0 0 0 0 25 10 0 20 0 39 0 22 36 0 19

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50 • COUGARNORRIS LINEBACKER 5-11 • 215 • SO. NAPLES, FLA. COLLIER Hard-working walk-on continues to impress coaches with skill and tenacity ... after an impressive spring, goes into fall camp listed behind only Jeremy Kimbrough in the race to replace all-American Jacque Roman as ASU’s middle linebacker.

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HISTORY & TRADITIONS

downs on 25 carries and added a career-high six receptions for 38 yards to help lead come-from-behind win at Wofford ... was held to just 142 rushing yards over the next three games but scored a total of seven touchdowns in wins over Georgia Southern, Furman and Chattanooga ... rebounded from four-straight sub-100-yard performances to rush for a career-high 191 yards and two scores in hard-fought win over archrival Western Carolina ... was limited to 61 yards on 20 carries in postseason opener versus South Carolina State ... bounced back to turn in one of the finest rushing performances in ASU postseason history with 175 yards and two touchdowns in thrilling 35-31 win at Richmond in the national semifinals ... the 175 rushing yards versus UR are the seventh-most in ASU’s postseason annals ... 73 of the 175 yards came in the final 9:23 of the game, as ASU erased a 10-point deficit with a 21-point fourth quarter ... gained 67 of ASU’s 73 yards on a nine-play touchdown drive that gave the Mountaineers their first lead of the game with less than five minutes remaining ... picked up a pivotal first down on a third-and-two play with less than a minute to go that set up the winning touchdown three plays later ... capped impressive season with 119 total yards (84 rushing, 35 receiving) and both ASU touchdowns in the national semifinals at Montana.

2009: Appeared in all 14 games, primarily as a member of kickoff-return unit ... saw limited action at linebacker ... recorded first two tackles of his career versus North Carolina Central ... earned academic all-conference recognition for achievements on the field and in the classroom. 2008: Redshirted.

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11 • ANDREWPEACOCK RUNNING BACK 5-10 • 185 • FR. DURHAM, N.C. NORTHERN DURHAM

Personal: Full name is Craig Michael Norris ... born April 22, 1990 (20 years old) ... son of Gayle and Greg Norris ... is the third of four boys in his family ... enjoys fishing and flying ... majoring in management.

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2009: Saw action in five games on special teams and as a reserve linebacker ... made two tackles on special teams in each of the first two contests of the year versus East Carolina and McNeese State. 2008: Saw action in just two games ... logged tackles in both of his appearances — vs. Jacksonville and at Chattanooga. 2007: Redshirted.

OLSEN’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2008 2/0 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 2009 5/0 0 4 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 Totals 7/0 1 5 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0

Will battle to earn playing time in a deep, talented group of wide receivers ... could also challenge to get on the field on special teams. 2009: Made collegiate debut versus Georgia Southern ... did not record any statistics. 2008: Redshirted.

2009: Played in 12-of-14 games, with roles ranging from being ASU’s starting quarterback in the season opener at East Carolina to being a big-play threat as a wide receiver and punt returner as the year progressed ... became just ASU’s fourth starting quarterback in a season opener since 2001 when he got the starting nod in place of an injured Armanti Edwards for the lid-lifter at ECU ... as did the entire team, he struggled in the early-going against ECU, throwing for 89 yards on 7-of-15 passing with an interception and running for 12 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries before being lifted in favor of backup Travaris Cadet late in the third quarter with ASU trailing 29-7 ... after the Mountaineers staged a 17-point rally with Cadet at the helm, ASU’s coaches decided to stick with the junior-college transfer as Edwards’ backup for the rest of the year and move Presley to wide receiver to utilize his athleticism in conjunction with Edwards and Cadet ... Presley proved to be one of the team’s top big-play threats down the stretch of the regular season ... he caught only three passes on the year but each went for 20 or more yards ... 29.3-yards-per-reception average was 9.2 yards greater than the next-highest average on the team (B.J. Frazier — 20.1 ypr) ... caught a season-long 43-yard pass from Cadet in the regular-season versus Western Carolina ... also returned three punts for 16 yards on the campaign ... was inactive for national quarterfinals at Richmond due to ankle injury sustained in the opening round against South Carolina State ... returned to play in the national semifinals at Montana. 2008: Earned the nod as Edwards’ primary backup during fall camp and appeared in nine games ... completed a 32-yard pass and ran for 17 yards in his first two collegiate plays at LSU ... had the wind knocked out of him during the run and did not return to

PRESLEY NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

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THE UNIVERSITY

Personal: Full name is Levi Rickard Pate ... born Jan. 12, 1989 (20 years old) ... son of Andrea and Rick Pate ... father, Rick, was an honorable-mention all-America linebacker at Western Carolina in the early 1980s ... led the Catamounts in tackles and to a berth in the NCAA Division I-AA national championship game in 1983 ... is cousin of ASU quarterbacks coach Brad Glenn ... enjoys playing guitar, golfing and taking flight lessons ... majoring in health promotion with a minor in nutrition ... a Dean’s List student ... aspires to be a college football coach.

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

High School: Earned all-conference recognition as a senior and all-county plaudits during final two years of prep career ... tallied nearly 500 receiving yards and almost 700 all-purpose yards as a senior ... coached by Brian Smith ... played for the same prep program as ASU place kicker Jason Vitaris.

One of two players (redshirt freshman Jamal Jackson being the other) battling to fill the enormous shoes left behind at quarterback by the graduation of two-time Walter Payton Award winner Armanti Edwards ... was expected by most observers to be the heir apparent to Edwards before spending much of his sophomore season as a wide receiver ... made his second-career start in place of an injured Edwards in last year’s opener at East Carolina, becoming just the fourth different player to open the season at QB for ASU since 2001 ... after Edwards’ return to the field for the second game of last season, Presley was moved to wide receiver in an effort to utilize his athleticism ... ASU’s coaching staff made the decision to move Presley back to QB prior to spring practice and he split first-team QB reps evenly with Jackson during spring drills ... draws comparisons to Edwards due to their similar statures and skill sets ... speed and elusiveness makes him especially adept as a runner in ASU’s patented spread offense ... possesses above-average ability as a passer, especially outside of the pocket.

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WIDE RECEIVER 5-10 • 180 • SO. SENECA, S.C. SENECA

QUARTERBACK 5-11 • 170 • JR. TAMPA, FLA. MIDDLETON

RECORD BOOK

LEVIPATE

2 • DeANDREPRESLEY

2009 IN REVIEW

Personal: Full name is Brandon Chase Olsen... born April 27, 1989 (21 years old)... majoring in industrial design.

Personal: Full name is Andrew Carrington Peacock ... born Jan. 14, 1991 (19 years old) ... son of Bridgette and Warren Peacock ... majoring in business.

2010 OPPONENTS

High School: Tallied 63 tackles, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, an interception, a sack and seven tackles for loss as a senior ... played both linebacker and offensive guard ... a two-time all-county selection at guard ... also earned Atlanta Journal-Constitution all-area accolades ... honored as the DeKalb County Coaches’ Association Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week during the 2006 season ... went to same high school as former ASU wide receiver and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer Dexter Jackson ... coached by James Teter.

High School: Amassed nearly 3,000 yards of total offense (2,200 passing, 700 rushing) at quarterback as a senior ... completed 59 percent of his passes in 2008 ... helped lead Northern Durham to a 4-3 PAC 6 Conference finish and its first playoff appearance in three years ... an all-conference honoree ... was a four-year starter at quarterback for Northern Durham ... coached by Anthony Sullivan.

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

Made the switch to defensive back during spring practice after spending his first three years in the program as a linebacker ... made the transition to DB well in the spring and comes into the fall listed as the top backup at free safety behind starter Dominique McDuffie.

2009: Redshirted.

COACHES & STAFF

DEFENSIVE BACK 6-1 • 205 • JR. CONYERS, GA. DUNWOODY

ASU coaches are determined to get the ball in the hands of redshirt freshman this year ... has game-breaking speed ... came to ASU as a quarterback but made the move to wide receiver during last year’s fall camp ... worked in at running back during spring practice ... in addition to lining up in the backfield or at wideout, speed makes him a prime candidate for kickoff returns.

SEASON OUTLOOK

NORRIS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2009 14/0 0 2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 Totals 14/0 0 2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

High School: Racked up 275 career tackles as a four-year prep starter (played freshman year at Golden Gate H.S. before concluding high-school career at Collier H.S.) ... two-time first-team all-conference honoree ... also earned first-team all-district recognition as a senior ... voted team MVP as a junior ... coached by ASU alumnus Mark Ivey.

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the game ... saw significant action in the home opener versus Jacksonville, completing 5-of-8 passes for 47 yards and running for 18 more ... was forced into action a little earlier than expected against Presbyterian as Edwards had to leave the game with a mild ankle injury with the outcome still somewhat in doubt ... Presley erased any doubt by running for a pair of touchdowns and completing his only pass for 58 yards to cement the Apps’ 48-14 victory ... appeared in four more games as a reserve, highlighted by rushing for 101 yards in just one half of action in ASU’s 49-7 rout over Chattanooga ... due to injuries sustained by Edwards in the Apps’ SoCon-title-clinching victory over Elon, Presley made his first career start in the regular-season finale at archrival Western Carolina ... responded by totaling 314 yards of offense (158 passing, 156 rushing) and accounting for four touchdowns (three rushing, one passing) in the Mountaineers’ 3510 win ... following the impressive performance, he was named the SoCon’s Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week ... became only the seventh player in SoCon history and the first in 17 years to receive two of the conference’s weekly awards simultaneously ... the last player to achieve the feat was ASU running back Chip Hooks in 1991 ... finished the year with 379 yards on 30-of-45 passing (66.7 comp. pct.) and 415 yards and seven touchdowns on 73 carries. High School: Threw for 1,600 yards, 18 touchdowns and just three interceptions while completing 70 percent of his passes as a senior ... also ran for 500 yards and six touchdowns ... named first-team all-conference and second-team all-county in football-rich Tampa Bay area ... coached by Harry Hubbard. Personal: Full name is DeAndre Rashard Presley ... born Jan. 10, 1990 (20 years old) ... son of Abigail Kelly ... majoring in marketing. PRESLEY’S CAREER PASSING/RUSHING STATISTICS Year GP/GS Att.-Cmp.-Int. Yards Pct. TD Long 2008 9/1 45-30-1 379 66.7 2 58 2009 12/1 15-7-1 89 46.7 0 31 Totals 21/2 60-37-2 468 61.7 2 58

Rush 73 12 85

PRESLEY’S CAREER RECEIVING/PUNT RETURN STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long PR Yds. 2008 9/1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2009 12/1 3 88 29.3 0 43 3 16 Totals 21/2 3 88 29.3 0 43 3 16

Yds. 415 12 427

Avg. TD 5.7 7 1.0 1 5.0 8

Avg. TD Long 0.0 0 0 5.3 0 7 5.3 0 7

PRESLEY GAME-BY-GAME 2009 Att. Comp. Int. Yards TD Rush Yards TD Rec. Yards TD East Carolina 15 7 1 89 0 12 12 1 0 0 0 McNeese State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 24 0 Furman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 21 0 Chattanooga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 43 0 S.C. State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Richmond — DNP — Montana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2008 Att. Comp. Int. Yards LSU 1 1 0 32 Jacksonville 5 8 0 47 James Madison — DNP — Presbyterian 1 1 0 58 The Citadel 0 0 0 0 Samford — DNP — Ga. Southern — DNP — Furman — DNP — Wofford 3 3 0 15 Chattanooga 3 3 0 51 Elon 1 4 0 18 W. Carolina 16 25 1 158 S.C. State — DNP — Richmond 0 0 0 0

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8 • BRIANQUICK WIDE RECEIVER 6-5 • 220 • JR. COLUMBIA, S.C. RIDGE VIEW Explosive, physically gifted junior is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top wide receivers, despite the fact that he likely has not reached his full potential after playing just one season of organized football prior to his arrival at ASU ... limitless athletic ability and 6-5, 220-pound frame make him a matchup nightmare for opposing defensive backs ... former high-school basketball standout boasts unrivaled leaping ability and terrific hands, which leads to a steady stream of acrobatic, highlight-reelworthy catches ... continues to hone his football skills ... has greatly improved on his route-running skills, which are buoyed by terrific speed for his size ... with just two

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full seasons under his belt, is already the ninth-leading receiver in ASU history with 1,478 career yards ... reached the 1,000-yard career receiving plateau in the second-fewest games (16) in school history ... is slated to return as starter at the ‘Y’ receiver position ... his 6-5 length and leaping ability also makes him an asset on field-goal defense ... he has two pivotal field-goal blocks in his career. 2009: Was the starter at the ‘Y’ receiver position the entire season ... caught 61 passes (second on team) for a team-best 982 yards, one more than teammate Matt Cline and good for second in the SoCon and 13th nationally ... 982 receiving yards were the fifth-most in ASU single-season history and 61 receptions rank sixth on school’s all-time single-season list ... 16.1 yards-per-catch average was tops on the team among receivers with at least 15 receptions (two yards better than the next-highest average — 14.1 by TE Ben Jorden) ... had eight receptions that went for 30 yards or more ... caught at least one pass in all 14 games ... surpassed the 100-yard plateau three times ... got off to a relatively slow start with eight receptions for 131 yards over the first three games but exploded for four catches for 117 yards and a pivotal 74-yard touchdown in overtime win at The Citadel ... the career-long 74-yard score knotted the game at 27-27 with 4:28 to play in regulation ... in addition to the sterling afternoon catching the football, he blocked a 53-yard field-goal attempt by The Citadel’s Sam Keeler on the final play of regulation to send the contest to overtime (Keeler had booted 50- and 45-yard field goals earlier in the game) ... two weeks later, he continued his dominance of SoCon-rival Wofford by hauling in eight passes for a career-high 181 yards and two touchdowns to help lead ASU to a come-from-behind victory at Wofford ... the eight-catch, 181-yard performance upped his career totals in two games against Wofford to 12 receptions for 353 yards and five touchdowns ... followed up the career day versus Wofford with 74 yards (five receptions) against Georgia Southern and 70 at Furman (four rec.) ... just missed out on another 100-yard day when he caught six passes for 99 yards in SoCon title-clinching win at Elon ... caught six passes for 92 yards, including an acrobatic, tight-rope touchdown reception in the back of the end zone in opening-round playoff win over South Carolina State ... erupted for a career-high 10 receptions for 135 yards the cold and snow at Montana in the national semifinals ... went through the gamut of emotions on the Mountaineers’ final possession ... caught a 10-yard pass on fourth-and-10 with less than 20 seconds remaining to keep the Apps’ drive alive but three plays later, the would-be tying touchdown slipped through his fingers at the goal line as time expired ... the 10 catches and 135 receiving yards vs. Montana are both the second-highest totals in ASU postseason history ... became only the second ASU receiver with double-digit receptions in a game since DaVon Folkes’ school-record 17 catches versus Elon in 2004 (Matt Cline had 10 receptions vs. Georgia Southern earlier in the 2009 campaign).

QUICK

2008: Rebounded from a slow start to become one of the nation’s top receivers over the final month-and-a-half of the season ... had just two receptions for 20 yards through six games ... jump-started his second-half resurgance by going high over a Georgia Southern defender in the corner of the end zone to haul in a 14-yard touchdown pass in ASU’s one-point triumph ... had another acrobatic, leaping catch (see photo on p. 75) among his two receptions for 61 yards in a 26-14 win over Furman ... enjoyed a breakthrough performance in front of a national audience when he caught four passes for 172 yards, including touchdowns from 58, 50 and 31 yards out in a 70-24 demolition of third-ranked Wofford on ESPN2 ... named SoCon freshman of the Week following outburst against Wofford ... tallied three receptions for 40 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown in the SoCon-title-clinching 24-16 triumph over Elon ... averaged 5.5 receptions for 94.5 yards in first two postseason games of his career ... scored twice in opening-round win over South Carolina State ... led team with 21.6 yards per reception (min. 10) ... set an ASU freshman-record with seven touchdown receptions ... set a school-record for single-game receiving average with 43 yards per catch in the wild win over Wofford ... finished season with 23 catches for 496 yards ... named to Southern Conference’s all-freshman team. 2007: Did not register a catch in two games before sitting out the rest of the season with a back injury ... was an integral part of season-opening victory at Michigan despite not recording any receiving statistics ... after dropping what would have been a third-quarter touchdown pass, elevated high above the U-M offensive front to block a field goal late in the fourth quarter, which set up ASU’s game-winning drive ... injured his back in the following week’s win over Lenoir-Rhyne and did not see game action the rest of the season ... received a medical redshirt. High School: : Recognized as a basketball standout throughout his prep career and played just one season of high school football ... made most of first year of organized football since Little League with 885 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior ... participated in the prestigious Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... an all-state, all-region and all-area gridiron selection ... named team’s offensive MVP ... coached by Raymond Jennings. Personal: Full name is Brian Rumeal Quick... born June 5, 1989 (21 years old)... son of Shirley Quick ... majoring in health promotion.

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


TD 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Avg. TD Long Blk 0.0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 2 Yds. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TD Long 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2008 Rec. Yds. TD Long LSU 1 8 0 8 Jacksonville 0 0 0 0 James Madison 0 0 0 0 Presbyterian — DNP — The Citadel 0 0 0 0 Samford 1 12 0 12 Ga. Southern 1 14 1 14 Furman 2 61 0 44 Wofford 4 172 3 58 Chattanooga 0 0 0 0 Elon 3 41 1 22 W. Carolina 0 0 0 0 S.C. State 5 95 2 23 Richmond 6 94 0 40

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RADFORD’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rush Yds. Avg. TD 2008 10/3 75 520 6.9 4 2009 9/2 30 62 2.1 1 Totals 19/5 105 582 5.5 5

Lg Rec. Yds. Avg. TD 84 5 178 35.6 2 15 1 0 0.0 0 84 6 178 29.7 2

Lg KOR Yds. Avg. Lg 72 3 39 13.0 20 0 12 250 20.8 46 72 15 286 19.3 46

93 • JOHNRIZOR DEFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-2 • 235 • SO. FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. JACK BRITT Sophomore is expected to see an increased role in ASU’s rotation at defensive end ... is perfectly suited for rushing the passer with tall, lean frame and above-average athleticism ... has added 15 pounds to his 6-2 frame to assist against the run ... goes into fall camp listed as a reserve at left defensive end but will likely be a member of ASU’s rotation at the position as well as continuing to be a valuable contributor on special teams. 2009: Appeared in 13 games, primarily on special teams ... made three tackles on the season, one-and-a-half of which went for a loss ... turned in best performance of the campaign with two stops, including first-career sack, in rout over Georgia Southern. 2008: Redshirted. High School: Amassed 63 tackles, including 25 for loss, as a senior ... also racked up nine sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries ... played at same high school as former ASU all-America defensive end and current New York Jet Marques Murrell ... coached by Richard Bailey. Personal: Full name is John Michael Rizor ... born Aug. 10, 1990 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Pamela Bell ... majoring in biology, pre-professional. RIZOR’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2009 13/0 1 2 3 1.5-11 1.0-10 0 0 0 0/0 Totals 13/0 1 2 3 1.5-11 1.0-10 0 0 0 0/0

RADFORD

2009: Started all 14 games at right guard ... part of a durable and cohesive starting five that made all 14 starts as a unit ... was not charged with a sack in any of his 12 graded performances ... had four grades of 80 percent or higher, including a season-best 83 percent over 50 plays versus North Carolina Central ... graded out at 82 percent in 50 snaps against Georgia Southern ... matched a team high with 80-percent grades at Elon and versus Western Carolina ... made a key fumble recovery when South Carolina State’s Ronell Ferguson coughed up the ball on a fumble return of his own at the ASU 19 yard line ... Ruff stayed with the play for over 40 yards as Ferguson rumbled towards what likely would have been a go-ahead score for SCSU and pounced on the ball when Matt Cline forced the fumble inside the ASU red zone. 2008: Appeared in 12 games, mainly on special teams ... did see action on the line in

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

THE UNIVERSITY

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

Perhaps the most overlooked of ASU’s four returning starting offensive linemen ... returns for his second year as the starter at right guard after a solid initial campaign as the starter a year ago ... as has become the standard for ASU offensive linemen, Ruff is a durable and tenacious blocker against the run and pass.

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

2008: Despite battling a knee ailment that cost him four full games late in the season, the Virginia Tech transfer finished third on the team with 520 rushing yards in his first season at ASU ... was ASU’s biggest “home run threat” out of the backfield ... his 6.9-yards-per-rush average was by far the highest on the team among runners with at least 20 carries (next highest average was Matt Cline’s 5.9) ... also led the team by a large margin with 35.6 yards per reception, albeit on only five catches (178 total receiving yards) ... gained 50 yards or more on four of his 80 touches on the season (five percent) while 9-of-80 touches went for 20 yards or more (11.3 percent) ... two of his five receptions on the season went for touchdowns ... four rushing touchdowns tied for fourth on the squad ... had an inauspicious beginning to the season, rushing for only 14 yards through three games ... broke out of the early-season slump in a big way versus Presbyterian with 251 all-purpose yards (179 rushing on 17 carries and a 72-yard reception) and three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) ... was named SoCon Offensive Player of the Week for his effort versus PC ... racked up over 100 total yards again the following week against The Citadel with 72 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries and a 68-yard touchdown catch (140 all-purpose yards) ... he would go on to

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-3 • 270 • JR. CHARLOTTE, N.C. PROVIDENCE

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RECORD BOOK

Speedster has battled injuries throughout much of his two seasons at ASU ... when healthy, his game-changing speed has been a catalyst for the Mountaineer offense on a number of occasions ... if he can avoid injuries, Radford could be a valuable contributor to the Mountaineers this season as a runner and receiver out of the backfield as well as on kick returns. 2009: Battled nagging injuries early in the season but appeared in nine of the final 10 games of the season ... was a regular on kickoff returns after CoCo Hillary’s season-ending knee injury prior to the ninth game of the season ... returned 12 kickoffs for 250 yards (20.8 avg.), including a season-long 46-yarder in the national quarterfinals at Richmond ... rushed 30 times for 62 yards on the season ... carried the ball a season-high 10 times for 22 yards and his only touchdown of the year versus North Carolina Central.

Personal: Full name is Devin Maurice Radford ... born Jan. 13, 1988 (21 years old) ... son of Cynthia and Zelbert Radford ... was born in Frankfurt, Germany ... majoring in psychology.

2009 IN REVIEW

RUNNING BACK 5-9 • 190 • SR. FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. E.E. SMITH (VIRGINIA TECH)

High School: Averaged 8.9 yards per carry and scored 18 touchdowns as a senior (12 rushing, three receiving, three returns) ... helped lead his squad to a 40-7 record during his four varsity seasons ... also recorded 55 tackles and four interceptions as a senior en route to being named his team’s defensive player of the year ... coached by Milton Butts ... also lettered in basketball and track ... won conference title in 100-meter dash as a senior ... played at same high school as former ASU all-America defensive end and current Detroit Lion Jason Hunter.

2010 OPPONENTS

Rush 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Previous College: Spent two seasons at Virginia Tech ... did not see game action ... redshirted as a true freshman in 2006.

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

Long 31 14 13 74 17 57 31 46 16 42 14 23 15 33

rush for 76 yards at Georgia Southern, 90 at home versus Furman (including an 84-yard gallop — the seventh-longest rush in ASU history) and 69 yards with a touchdown against Wofford over a three-game stretch in October ... however, a knee injury sidelined him for the entire month of November (four games) ... he returned for the national quarterfinals versus Richmond, but managed only 11 yards on seven carries.

COACHES & STAFF

Yds. 47 41 13 117 39 181 74 70 28 99 18 92 28 135

TD Long Rush Yds. 0 0 0 0 7 58 0 0 4 74 0 0 11 74 0 0

SEASON OUTLOOK

QUICK GAME-BY-GAME 2009 Rec. East Carolina 3 McNeese State 4 Samford 1 The Citadel 4 N.C. Central 4 Wofford 8 Ga. Southern 5 Furman 4 Chattanooga 2 Elon 6 W. Carolina 2 S.C. State 6 Richmond 2 Montana 10

Avg. 0.0 21.6 16.1 17.6

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

QUICK’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec. Yards 2007 2/0 0 0 2008 13/4 23 496 2009 14/7 61 982 Totals 29/11 84 1,478

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High School: Helped lead Charlotte Providence to a 9-5 record, advancing to the third round of the N.C. Class 4-AA playoffs in 2006 ... three-year starter at tackle ... coached by Randy Long ... played with current ASU linemates Orry Frye and Pat Mills and former ASU teammate Tim Frye at Providence. Personal: Full name is Matthew Douglas Ruff ... majoring in communication studies.

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WIDE RECEIVER 6-2 • 200 • SO. HAYESVILLE, N.C. HAYESVILLE Walk-on will battle to break into the rotation among ASU’s deep corps of receivers ... 6-2 frame makes him one of the largest targets for ASU’s quarterbacks ... could see playing time on special teams. 2009: Did not see game action. 2008: Redshirted. High School: Was a four-year letterwinner at Hayesville H.S. ... threw for 4,980 yards, ran for 1,430 more and had 95 tackles during his prep career ... was a two-time all-conference honoree at quarterback ... coached by Neil Setzer ... versatile athlete earned 12 varsity letters overall — four in football and basketball, two in track and field and one apiece in baseball and golf.

RUFF 31 • TROYSANDERS DEFENSIVE BACK 6-0 • 190 • SO. CHESTER, S.C. CHESTER After a year as an apprentice to All-America cornerback Cortez Gilbert, Sanders is poised to step into a starting role as a sophomore ... nailed down his spot atop the depth chart at right cornerback going into fall camp with an impressive spring ... has terrific instincts as a defender to go along with outstanding physical skills ... displayed sure tackling skills on special teams and on the practice field as a true freshman. 2009: Appeared in all 14 games, primarily on special teams ... recorded 11 tackles on the season, all but two of which came on punt or kickoff coverage ... recorded season highs with three tackles apiece in wins over Chattanooga and Richmond ... saw most extensive action at cornerback of the season against UTC, with two of his three stops coming on defense. High School: Rated as a three-star prospect and the nation’s 86th-best safety by Rivals. com ... registered 124 tackles, three interceptions, 11 pass break-ups and two sacks as a senior ... finished junior campaign with 80 tackles and three INTs ... helped lead Chester to back-to-back appearances in South Carolina 3-A state championship games ... earned all-state accolades as a senior ... was a three-year starter ... boasts a 3.3 grade point average ... coached by Maurice Flowers. Personal: Full name is Troy Tireck Sanders II ... born Jan. 23, 1991 (19 years old) ... son of Delrhonda Sanders ... major is undecided ... member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll. SANDERS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2009 14/0 4 7 11 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1 0 0/0 Totals 14/0 4 7 11 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1 0 0/0

46 • ADAMSCOTT DEFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-2 • 225 • FR. GREENSBORO, N.C. NORTHWEST GUILFORD Walk-on will add depth across ASU’s veteran defensive line ... will also challenge for playing time on special teams. 2009: Redshirted.

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2007: Redshirted.

COACHES & STAFF

SEASON OUTLOOK

six games ... turned in best performance of the season versus Presbyterian, grading out at 85 percent over 20 plays ... was in for 27 snaps versus Jacksonville and Chattanooga and received identical 77 percent grades for both performances ... recorded three knockdowns versus JU.

High School: Recorded 6.5 sacks as a senior en route to all-area recognition ... a twotime all-conference honoree ... named Northwest Guilford’s most valuable lineman ... was a four-year letterwinner ... coached by Joe Woodruff. Personal: Full name is Adam Frank Scott ... born Jan. 21, 1991 (19 years old) ... son of Kimberly and James Scott ... is second of four children in his family ... majoring in criminal justice ... member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

Personal: Full name is Jonathan Douglas Shively ... born May 30, 1989 (21 years old) ... son of Janet and Chip Shively ... comes from a strong athletic pedigree — great grandfather, Berney Shively was the athletics director at the University of Kentucky and is enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame; grandfather, Doug Shively, played football and baseball at UK and spent over 20 years as a coach in the NFL and at the collegiate level; uncle, David Shively, played baseball at South Carolina ... Jonathan is majoring in business.

9 • D.J.SMITH LINEBACKER 6-1 • 235 • SR. CHARLOTTE, N.C. INDEPENDENCE One of three Mountaineers on The Sports Network’s official watch list for the Buck Buchanan Award, which is presented to the nation’s top FCS defensive player ... the latest in a long line of standout linebackers at ASU, which also includes Rico Mack, Dexter Coakley, Justin Seaverns, Pierre Banks and Jacque Roman ... talent and accomplishments have perhaps been overshadowed to this point in his career due to playing alongside veteran stars in Banks and Roman ... is perhaps the most physically gifted of the latest triumvirate of Mountaineer linebacking standouts, boasting terrific speed, power and athleticism to go along with an NFL-ready 6-1, 235-pound frame ... is a sure tackler and with the ability to rush the passer and stuff the run ... has the ability to cover tight ends, running backs and even wide receivers in pass coverage ... is expected to add to his string of 37-consecutive starts at weakside linebacker this season, a starting assignment that he has held since midway through his freshman campaign ... comes into his final season already ranked seventh in school history with 381 career tackles and on pace to become only the second Mountaineer to ever tally 500 stops in a career (Coakley is the only ASU player that has currently reached the 500-tackle plateau) ... his 381 tackles are the second-most among active NCAA Division I FCS players entering the season, behind only 386 by Scott Lewis from St. Francis (Pa.). 2009: Was recognized by many observers as the top defender on a unit that included Buck Buchanan Award finalist Mark LeGree and former Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year Jacque Roman ... collected first-team all-America recognition from The Sports Network and first-team all-conference accolades from the league’s coaches and media ... led squad and tied for first in the SoCon and second nationally with 137 total tackles (60 solo, 77 assists) ... led ASU in tackles seven times, including each of the first four games of the year ... tallied no few than six tackles in each game and recorded double-digit stops six times ... also topped squad and ranked second in conference and tied for 25th nationally with 14.5 total tackles for loss ... two sacks were tied for fourth on squad ... led team with two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... eight pass break-ups were second-most on the team ... opened season with 13 tackles at East Carolina ... three weeks later, helped ASU to pivotal win over Samford with a career-high 17 tackles, including one-and-a-half for loss and a sack, two quarterback hurries and two pass break-ups ... earned SoCon and national Defensive Player of the Week recognition for 17-tackle effort versus SU ... 17 stops were the most by a Mountaineer since Roman recorded 20 in win over James Madison in opening round of 2007 NCAA Division I Football Championship ... followed up 17-tackle effort against Samford with 10 stops in overtime victory at The Citadel ... had two tackles for loss in wins North Carolina Central, Georgia Southern and Chattanooga ... wreaked havoc in the takeaway department during a four-game stretch in the middle of the season ... recovered fumbles in wins over Wofford and Georgia Southern ... forced a fumble at Furman ... intercepted a pass on the opening series versus UTC, which he returned 34 yards to the one yard line to set up a one-yard touchdown drive that gave ASU a 7-0 lead ... notched 15 tackles (one behind the line of scrimmage) to help pace 27-10 win at Elon in de facto SoCon championship game ... had double-digit tackles in 2-of-3 NCAA Division I Football Championship tilts ... recorded 10 stops, including a seasonbest 2.5 for loss, in quarterfinal triumph at Richmond ... led all players with 14 tackles in national semifinals at Montana.

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


TFL 0.5-2 0 0 0 0 0.5-0 1.0-1 1.0-7 0 1.0-3 1.0-3 0 1.5-4 1.0-1

Sacks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0-7 0 0 0 0 0 1.0-1

QBH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

PBU 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

Int. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

2007 S-A-T TFL Michigan 0-1-1 0 Lenoir-Rhyne 4-8-12 0.5-0 N. Arizona 0-1-1 0 Wofford 0-1-1 0 Elon 0-8-8 0 Gardner-Webb 1-3-4 0 Ga. Southern 2-6-8 0 Furman 3-4-7 0 The Citadel 13-3-16 1.5-13 W. Carolina 2-5-7 1.5-4 Chattanooga 2-12-14 1.0-2 J. Madison 4-8-12 0 E. Washington 7-5-12 0 Richmond 4-4-8 0.5-0 Delaware 5-5-10 0.5-2

Sacks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5-5 0 0 0 0 0 0

QBH 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

PBU 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0

Int. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

S-A-T 4-7-11 2-2-4 5-5-10 3-3-6 3-6-9 7-9-16 2-4-6 4-3-7 3-3-6 6-2-8 5-4-9 0-1-1 9-7-16 5-9-14

35 • PHILLIPSTRICKLAND LINEBACKER 5-11 • 225 • JR. CLINTON, N.C. CLINTON Veteran will continue to be a mainstay on ASU’s special-teams units ... could also play an important role in the Mountaineers’ young linebacking corps. 2009: Saw action in 12 games, primarily on special teams ... did not record any statistics. 2008: Appeared in the final six games of the season, beginning with the Halloween night throttling of Wofford at Kidd Brewer Stadium ... played on special teams, but did not register any statistics.

High School: A two-time all-county and all-conference performer ... earned all-state recognition from NCPreps.com following his junior and senior campaigns ... led the team in tackles both years ... coached by Steve Millard ... also lettered in track and field. Personal: Full name is Phillip Kettrell Strickland ... born May 1, 1989 (21 years old) ... son of Sharon and Kettrell Strickland ... majoring in health promotions with a minor in exercise science.

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

2007: Redshirted.

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON THE UNIVERSITY

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

2008 LSU Jacksonville James Madison Presbyterian The Citadel Samford Ga. Southern Furman Wofford Chattanooga Elon W. Carolina S.C. State Richmond

RECORD BOOK

TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 5.5-21 0.5-5 2 11 2 1/0 7.5-21 2.0-8 0 5 3 1/0 14.5-56 2.0-15 1 8 5 2/2 27.5-98 4.5-28 3 24 10 4/2

FR 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2009 IN REVIEW

SMITH’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total 2007 15/9 47 74 121 2008 14/14 58 65 123 2009 14/14 60 77 137 Totals 43/37 165 216 381

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

2010 OPPONENTS

Personal: Full name is Darryl Devon Smith Jr. ... goes by D.J. ... born Feb. 24, 1989 (21 years old) ... son of Pamela Rice ... majoring in accounting.

Int. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

High School: A three-year starter and four-year letterwinnner at Charlotte Independence, which went undefeated and won four-straight 4-A state championships during Smith’s prep career ... ranked second on the team in tackles as a senior, playing both middle and outside linebacker ... named team MVP in ‘06 ... a two-time all-state and three-time all-conference selection ... also lettered in basketball ... coached by Tom Knotts.

PBU 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0

COACHES & STAFF

2007: Turned in a spectacular season as a true freshman ... finished second on the squad and fourth in the SoCon with 121 total tackles (47 solo), despite not winning the starting position at weakside linebacker from incumbent starter Cam Speer until the seventh game of the season ... tackles were the most by an ASU freshman since Dexter Coakley recorded 159 in 1993 ... notched double-digit tackles in 5-of-9 starts ... did not record less than seven tackles in any of his nine starts ... named November’s SoCon Defensive Player of the Month after leading ASU in tackles (49), interceptions (2) and pass break-ups (3) in four games during the month ... in just his second-career game, came off the bench to lead all players with 12 tackles versus Lenoir-Rhyne ... in his third start, turned in the best performance by an ASU freshman linebacker in 14 years with 16 tackles (13 solo) and returned his first-career interception 23 yards for a touchdown early in the ballgame to help lead ASU to a crucial 45-24 victory at The Citadel ... 16 tackles were the most in a single-game by an ASU frosh since Coakley’s 21 against The Citadel in ‘93 ... added one-and-a-half tackles for loss against The Citadel and matched that total the following week against archrival Western Carolina ... also intercepted a pass against WCU ... earned SoCon Defensive Player of the Week recognition after tallying a game-high 14 tackles and breaking up two passes in regular-season finale versus Chattanooga ... registered 12 tackles and broke up a pass in each of ASU’s first two postseason victories over James Madison and Eastern Washington ... broke up two passes versus Richmond in national semifinals ... capped impressive freshman campaign with 10 tackles in national championship game versus Delaware ... in all, led ASU in tackles six times, including 3-of-4 postseason games (Lenoir-Rhyne, The Citadel, Chattanooga, Eastern Washington, Richmond, Delaware) ... tied for third on squad with 11 pass break-ups.

QBH 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

SEASON OUTLOOK

2008: Ranked second on the team and in the SoCon and 12th nationally with 123 tackles on the season ... despite the gaudy numbers, only received second-team all-conference recognition from the league’s coaches and media and did not receive even an honorable-mention all-America nod ... reached double-figure tackles five times in 14 games, beginning with 11 in the season opener at LSU and closing with averaging 15 tackles per game in two postseason contests ... ironically, he put up some of his best numbers in losses, as three of his five double-digit-tackle efforts came in losses (11 at LSU, 10 at James Madison, 14 vs. Richmond) ... turned in arguably his best performance of the regular season at Samford with 16 tackles, 12 of which were solo ... was named the SoCon’s Defensive Player of the Week following the strong showing in Alabama ... his finest effort of the year came in the first round of the NCAA Division I Football Championship versus South Carolina State, when he matched the seasonhigh 16 stops and added one-and-a-half tackles for loss, a quarterback hurry and a pass break-up.

Sacks 0 0 1.0-4 0 0 0 1.0-11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

SMITH

SMITH GAME-BY-GAME 2009 S-A-T TFL East Carolina 2-11-13 1.5-4 McNeese State 4-5-9 0 Samford 5-12-17 1.5-5 The Citadel 3-7-10 1.0-3 N.C. Central 3-4-7 2.0-9 Wofford 5-3-8 0 Ga. Southern 5-3-8 2.0-15 Furman 5-1-6 1.0-10 Chattanooga 4-3-7 2.0-4 Elon 8-7-15 1.0-1 W. Carolina 3-4-7 0 S.C. State 2-4-6 0 Richmond 5-5-10 2.5-5 Montana 6-8-14 0

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

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THE UNIVERSITY

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

RECORD BOOK

2009 IN REVIEW

2010 OPPONENTS

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

COACHES & STAFF

SEASON OUTLOOK

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

87 • WESSTRINGFIELD

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WIDE RECEIVER 5-8 • 170 • SO. CHARLOTTE, N.C. CHARLOTTE CATHOLIC Will continue to add depth to a deep, experienced group of wide receivers ... could also challenge for playing time on special teams. 2009: Saw game action for the first time in career during regular-season finale versus Western Carolina ... did not record any statistics. 2008: Redshirted. High School: Earned all-state recognition after posting 1,910 total rushing and receiving yards as a senior at Charlotte Catholic H.S. ... was a three-time all-conference honoree ... named 2007 team MVP ... was a four-year letterwinner in football and baseball ... coached on the gridiron by Jim Oddo ... attended same high school as former ASU All-America offensive lineman Mario Acitelli. Personal: Full name is Wesley Carl Stringfield ... born Dec. 12, 1989 (turns 21 during season) ... son of Margaret Stringfield ... majoring in political science ... is a Dean’s List student ... plans to attend law school ... member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll.

60 • LOUISSWABA OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-4 • 265 • SR. HUDSON, N.C. SOUTH CALDWELL (GREENSBORO COLLEGE) Veteran offensive lineman could be a valuable contributor for an offensive line that is very young behind an experienced starting five ... local product has gained valuable experience with a full year in program after transferring from Greensboro College prior to junior campaign ... will likely be a member of ASU’s PAT/field-goal units. 2009: Appeared in three games (wins over North Carolina Central, Georgia Southern and Furman) ... received positive grades for 13 of his 19 plays on the season (68.4 percent) ... graded out at 70 percent over a season-high 10 plays versus GSU. Previous College: Played for two seasons at NCAA Division II Greensboro College in Greensboro, N.C. ... coached by Neil Mitchell. High School: Local product earned all-Caldwell County recognition following both of his varsity seasons at nearby South Caldwell H.S. ... also earned team’s 2004 Coach’s Award ... coached by Butch Carter ... was also a two-time all-county honoree, allconference performer and team MVP in basketball ... attended same high school as ASU teammate Brad Hardee. Personal: Full name is Louis Kapuuwaiikaika Swaba ... born Aug. 24, 1987 (turns 23 during season) ... son of Karen Martin ... younger brother, William, played basketball at Caldwell Community College ... majoring in history with a minor in sociology ... aspires to be a teacher.

99 • LANSTONTANYI DEFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-2 • 250 • JR. SHELBY, N.C. SHELBY One of Appalachian’s most talented defensive players and, perhaps, the most overlooked member of a unit that features three preseason Buck Buchanan Award candidates ... another in the seemingly endless line of accomplished pass rushers at ASU ... despite having only 18 starts under his belt, has already recorded 13.5 career sacks and 16 quarterback hurries ... has claimed at least a share of the team lead in sacks in both of his collegiate seasons ... has spent the offseason rehabilitating from a severe knee injury suffered in practice just three days prior to the 2009 season finale at Montana ... is expected to be a full strength going into fall camp but could face a challenge for the starting assignment at left defensive end by fellow junior Demery Brewer. 2009: Played in 13 games with nine starts at left defensive end ... garnered second-team all-Southern Conference recognition from the league’s media ... led ASU and ranked third in the SoCon and tied for 25th nationally with 7.5 total sacks ... the 7.5 sacks accounted for a total loss of 69 yards ... marked all-around defensive contribution by tying for third

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

on the team with 75 total tackles (tops among ASU defensive linemen), including 11 for loss (second on the team and sixth in SoCon) ... recorded seven quarterback hurries ... got off to a relatively slow start with just 24 tackles through five games (including 1.5 sacks and 2.5 TFL) ... had a breakout performance in the season’s sixth game, with a team-high-tying nine tackles in a come-from-behind win at Wofford ... after three more average performances (10 tackles, one sack combined in wins over Georgia Southern, Furman and Chattanooga), exploded to emerge as one of ASU’s top defenders down the stretch ... recorded 32 of his 75 tackles (42.7 percent) and five of his 7.5 sacks (66.7 percent) over his final four games of the season ... opened torrid stretch with one-and-a-half sacks to help ASU clinch SoCon title with 27-10 win at Elon ... turned in a career performance in regular-season finale versus archrival Western Carolina with a team-high 13 tackles, including 2.5 sacks for 25 yards, and two quarterback hurries ... 2.5 sacks matched a career high set the previous year when he also had 2.5 sacks in a win over WCU ... 13 tackles shattered his previous career best of nine set earlier in the season versus Wofford ... stuffed the stat sheet with six tackles, including two for loss and a 19-yard sack, as well as a forced fumble, quarterback hurry and pass break-up in opening-round NCAA Division I Football Championship win over South Carolina State ... recorded nine tackles, including one for loss, and a QB hurry in 35-31 victory at Richmond in the national quarterfinals ... did not play in national semifinals at Montana after suffering a severe injury to his left knee during a non-contact punt-return drill during practice just three days prior to the game (Wednesday, Dec. 9). 2008: One of only two true freshman starters for the Mountaineers a season ago (DB Ed Gainey being the other) .... started nine of the season’s final 11 games at left end ... tied right end Jabari Fletcher for the team lead with six sacks ... led ASU with nine quarterback hurries ... tallied multiple tackles in 12-of-14 games ... before he even made his way into the starting lineup, he forced a fumble with a viscious sack against Jacksonville ... set the tone for the rest of the season in his first start versus Presbyterian, racking up five tackles, including one-and-a-half for loss and a sack ... hurried The Citadel quarterback Bart Blanchard four times and added seven tackles in victory over the 12th-ranked Bulldogs ... suffered a bit of a midseason slump but broke out of it in a big way with eight tackles and a quarterback hurry in ASU’s SoCon-title-clinching win over No. 11 Elon ... continued the hot streak the following week with two-and-a-half sacks in the regular-season finale at Western Carolina ... finished the season with 52 tackles, including seven behind the line of scrimmage and the SoCon-best sacks total. High School: A two-time all-state defensive lineman ... also earned all-conference and all-county accolades as a prep ... Shrine Bowl participant ... amassed 237 tackles and 25 sacks over final two prep seasons, including 123 stops, 10 sacks, five blocked kicks, three fumble recoveries and an interception as a senior ... coached by Chris Norman. Personal: Full name is Lanston Nkenglerac Tanyi ... born Oct. 2, 1990 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Stephanie and Joseph Tanyi ... is the second-youngest of five children in his family ... majoring in communications - electronic media/broadcasting. TANYI’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total 2008 14/9 15 37 52 2009 13/9 28 47 75 Totals 27/18 43 84 127

TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 7.0-28 6.0-25 0 0 9 0/1 11.0-77 7.5-69 0 2 7 0/1 18.0-105 13.5-94 0 2 16 0/1

TANYI GAME-BY-GAME 2009 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH East Carolina 1-3-4 0 0 1 McNeese State 1-5-6 0.5-1 0 1 Samford 0-4-4 0.5-4 0.5-4 1 The Citadel 2-2-4 0.5-3 0 0 N.C. Central 4-2-6 1.5-3 1.0-3 0 Wofford 6-3-9 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 1-4-5 1.0-7 1.0-7 0 Furman 1-0-1 0 0 0 Chattanooga 1-3-4 0 0 0 Elon 2-2-4 1.5-11 1.5-11 0 W. Carolina 4-9-13 2.5-25 2.5-25 2 S.C. State 3-3-6 2.0-22 1.0-19 1 Richmond 2-7-9 1.0-1 0 1 Montana — DNP —

PBU 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Int. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2008 LSU Jacksonville James Madison Presbyterian The Citadel Samford Ga. Southern Furman Wofford Chattanooga Elon W. Carolina S.C. State Richmond

PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Int. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S-A-T TFL 0-1-1 0 3-0-3 1.0-5 0-2-0 0 1-4-5 1.5-3 1-6-7 0.5-1 1-1-2 0 1-4-5 0 0-1-1 0 0-3-3 0 2-0-2 1.0-7 0-8-8 0 3-1-4 2.5-11 2-1-3 0 1-5-6 0.5-1

Sacks 0 1.0-5 0 1.0-2 0 0 0.5-0 0 0 1.0-7 0 2.5-11 0 0

QBH 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0

TANYI CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-2 • 270 • JR. DURHAM, N.C. RIVERSIDE (FORK UNION)

coached by Milan Turner. Personal: Full name is Chad Waylan Turner ... born Feb. 20, 1990 (20 years old) ... son of Connie Turner ... major is undecided.

39 • JASONVITARIS

Veteran is another potential candidate to fill the role of top reserve behind the expected starting five on ASU’s offensive line ... comes into the fall penciled in as the backup to Pat Mills at left guard but has the ability to play anywhere across the offensive front ... will also likely fill a role on PAT/field goal and possibly other special-teams units.

2008: Appeared in each of the first nine games of the season, primarily on special teams ... saw action on offense versus Jacksonville, Presbyterian and The Citadel ... season came to a premature end when he suffered a season-ending knee injury late in Appalachian’s 70-24 win over No. 3 Wofford ... earned academic all-conference recognition for achievement on the field and in the classroom.

High School: Attended Riverside H.S. in Durham before spending a year at Fork Union Military Prep School in Fork Union, Va. ... played for head coach Todd Spell at Riverside and head coach LTC John Shuman at Fork Union.

43 • BRANDONTHOMPSON

Could make a push for playing time at tight end with a season at the position under his belt after making the move from linebacker last season ... is also a candidate for an expanded role on special teams. 2009: Appeared in six games ... did not record any statistics. 2008: Did not see game action.

Personal: Full name is Brandon Tyler Thompson... born Jan. 25, 1989 (21 years old)... son of Tammy and Gerald Thompson ... majoring in building sciences.

66 • CHADTURNER

Big-bodied offensive lineman has the opportunity to make a push for playing time in a group of relatively young and inexperienced reserves ... could also challenge for playing time as a member of PAT/field-goal units.

2008: Redshirted.

High School: Earned MVP honors as a senior at Seneca H.S. in both football and soccer … named to the all-state team as a senior ... competed at the North –South All-Star game in both football and soccer … three-time all-conference selection on the gridiron and four-time selection on the pitch … coached in American football by Brian Smith ... attended the same high school as current ASU teammate Levi Pate. Personal: Full name is Jason Richard Vitaris … born Dec. 21, 1987 (turns 23 during season)… son of Connie and Tef Vitaris ... majoring in communications — electronic media/broadcasting. VITARIS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year FGM-FGA Pct. Lg XPM-XPA Pct. 2007 0-0 .000 0 2-2 1.000 2008 8-12 .667 46 64-69 .928 2009 19-28 .679 49 58-58 1.000 Totals 27-40 .675 49 124-129 .961

Pts. KO Yds. Avg. TB OB 2 4 246 61.5 0 0 88 93 5,348 57.5 9 3 115 0 0 0.0 0 0 205 97 5,590 57.6 9 3

High School: Two-time first-team all-state and three-time first-team all-region selection ... team’s most valuable offensive lineman two years in a row ... also racked up 73 tackles and eight sacks on defense ... helped lead ECI to a state championship ...

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

THE UNIVERSITY

2009: Did not see game action.

2006: Redshirted.

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-3 • 270 • SO. TWIN CITY, GA. EMANUEL COUNTY INSTITUTE

2007: Backed up all-America kicker and ASU’s all-time leading kick scorer Julian Rauch ... saw action in two games ... kicked off once for 66 yards versus Gardner-Webb ... kicked a pair of extra points and kicked off three times for a total of 1180 yards in win over archrival Western Carolina.

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

High School: : Tallied 85 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four sacks, three quarterback hurries, two pass break-ups and a fumble recovery in just nine games as a senior ... totaled 201 tackles, 13 TFL, six sacks, seven hurries, four fumble recoveries, two INTs and one defensive score during his three-year varsity career ... helped lead Dobyns-Bennett to three-straight postseason appearances ... plays with fellow Dobyns-Bennett alum Daniel Kilgore at ASU ... coached by Graham Clark, who was an assistant under legendary coach Jim Brakefield at ASU in 1979.

RECORD BOOK

2007: Redshirted.

2008: Made 8-of-12 field goals and 64-of-69 extra points in first season as the Mountaineers’ regular place kicker ... displayed a powerful leg througout the season ... was consistently putting kickoffs inside the five yard line until ASU’s coaching staff moved to a pooch kick to cut down on the long returns its coverage teams were allowing ... was 2-of-3 on field-goal attempts from 40 yards and beyond, with the only miss coming on a 56-yarder right before halftime of the home opener versus Jacksonville ... knocked a season-long 46-yard field goal through the uprights against Presbyterian.

2009 IN REVIEW

TIGHT END 6-1 • 245 • JR. KINGSPORT, TENN. DOBYNS-BENNETT

2009: Earned second-team all-Southern Conference recognition from the league’s coaches and media ... made a school-record 19 field goals (breaking the 21-year-old school record of 18 set by Bjorn Nittmo in 1988) ... 19 total field goals made led the SoCon and tied for fifth nationally ... ranked seventh in the SoCon in field-goal accuracy (19-of-28 - .679 pct.) ... was an impressive 7-of-11 on attempts from 40 yards or beyond ... seven field goals from 40-plus yards were the most by a Mountaineer since Nittmo hit eight from that distance in 1987 ... was a perfect 58-for-58 on extra-point attempts, shattering the school record for PATs without a miss in a season (previous record was 30, set by Greg Clark in 1972) ... kicked at least one field goal of 40 yards or longer in six of the season’s first seven games ... capped a 3-for-4 day at The Citadel with a 29-yard game-winner in overtime, which was only the second game-winning field goal ever booted by a Mountaineer in overtime (Jay Millson’s 30-yarder in triple overtime at Furman in 1991 was the first) ... made 3-of-4 attempts again two weeks later in come-from-behind win at Wofford ... 3-for-4 effort in the rain at Wofford included a 49-yarder in the fourth quarter that was ASU’s longest since his predecessor, Julian Rauch, booted a 49-yarder versus Gardner-Webb in 2007 ... prior to Vitaris achieving the feat twice in a three-game span, no Mountaineer had made three field goals in a game since Erik Rockhold drilled three against Morehead State in 2003 ... was a perfect 2-for-2 versus South Carolina State in the opening round of the NCAA Division I Football Championship ... split the uprights from 46 yards on a cold, blustery day in the national semifinals at Montana but missed on two attempts after the field was covered in snow in the second half.

2010 OPPONENTS

Personal: Full name is Alexander James Thomas ... born Jan. 23, 1988 (22 years old) ... son of Ashley and James Thomas ... majoring in construction management ... member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll.

VITARIS

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

2007: Redshirted.

All-conference honoree returns for his third year as ASU’s starting place kicker ... set a school record by making 19 field goals a season ago ... boasts a powerful leg that gives him ability to convert field goals from 50 yards and beyond ... will look to improve on his accuracy as senior, especially on shorter kicks ... is a vocal and emotional team leader.

COACHES & STAFF

2009: Rebounded from season-ending knee injury suffered the previous year to appear in 11 games, primarily on special teams ... saw action in six games on the offensive line, including the final five of the regular season ... earned an impressive grade of 87 percent over a season-high 29 plays in win over Georgia Southern ... graded out at 100 percent in limited action in wins over Elon and Western Carolina ... earned academic all-conference recognition for achievements on the field and in the classroom.

SEASON OUTLOOK

PLACE KICKER 5-11 • 175 • SR. SENECA, S.C. SENECA

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

62 • XANTHOMAS

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INTRO & MEDIA INFO SEASON OUTLOOK COACHES & STAFF

LINEBACKER 5-10 • 205 • SO. BAILEY, N.C. SOUTHERN NASH

Another member of the talented foursome of ball-catchers and carriers (including WRs Jamill Lott and Tony Washington and RB Andrew Peacock) that redshirted a year ago ... expected to be another valuable weapon at ASU’s deepest and most talented position. 2009: Redshirted. High School: Topped 1,000 all-purpose yards as a senior, including 467 rushing yards and 388 receiving yards ... his nine touchdowns in 2008 included two on kick returns ... had nearly 1,000 receiving yards as a junior in leading Brookwood to the GISA Class AA state championship ... scored two touchdowns in Brookwood’s 41-0 win in the 2007 state championship game, including his second kick return for a score of the season on the game’s opening kickoff ... coached by Shane Boggs ... also helped lead BHS to the 2007-08 basketball state title and is an all-state honoree on the hardwood.

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Walk-on looks to continue to improve and add depth to ASU’s young stable of linebackers ... could also challenge for playing time on special teams. 2009: Appeared in one game versus Georgia Southern ... did not record any statistics. 2008: Redshirted. High School: An all-area and all-conference honoree ... coached by Brian Foster ... also lettered in wrestling. Personal: Full name is Matthew Christopher Watson ... born Feb. 27, 1990 (20 years old) ... son of James Watson ... majoring in graphic arts and imaging technology with a business minor.

76 • ANTHONYWILSON

Personal: Full name is Rodger Thomas Walker ... born April 11, 1991 (19 years old) ... son of Roger Walker ... majoring in athletc training.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-1 • 290 • JR. ESSEX, MD. OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL

78 • ROBERTWALLACE

2010 MOUNTAINEERS 2010 OPPONENTS 2009 IN REVIEW RECORD BOOK ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

MATTHEWWATSON

WIDE RECEIVER 5-10 • 170 • SO. THOMASVILLE, GA. BROOKWOOD

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-4 • 255 • SO. RALEIGH, N.C. LEESVILLE ROAD Redshirt sophomore has the opportunity to challenge for playing time as a reserve on ASU’s offensive front ... could also compete to be a member of PAT/field-goal units. 2009: Did not see game action. 2008: Redshirted. High School: Was an all-conference performer at Leesville Road H.S. in Raleigh ... helped lead team to North Carolina 4-AA state championship game as a junior and semifinals as a senior ... coached by David Green. Personal: Full name is Robert Franklin Wallace III ... born Jan. 6, 1990 (turns 21 during season ... son of Maureen and Robert Wallace ... oldest of four children in his family ... majoring in management.

15 • TONYWASHINGTON WIDE RECEIVER 5-10 • 190 • FR. HIGH POINT, N.C. T.W. ANDREWS After a year of impressing coaches and onlookers on the practice field, will have an opportunity to see significant playing time despite being a youngster at ASU’s deepest and most talented and experienced position ... was especially impressive during spring practice ... after showing during spring drills, has been penciled in as the top backup behind Brian Quick at the ‘Y’ receiver position going into the fall ... speed also makes him a candidate to return kicks. 2009: Redshirted. High School: Local product amassed over 1,000 all-purpose yards as a senior, including 43 receptions for 600 yards and 350 rushing yards ... tallied 16 total touchdowns in 12 games (eight receiving, five rushing and three kickoff returns) ... also threw a touchdown pass ... helped lead Andrews to an 8-4 overall record and playoff appearance in 2008 ... earned Piedmont 3-A all-conference recognition ... an honorable mention all-area selection by the Greensboro News & Record ... sports a stellar 4.6 grade point average ... coached by Rodney McCoy. Personal: Full name is Michael Anthony Washington II ... born Oct. 18, 1990 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Barbara and Michael Washington ... majoring in architectural design.

THE UNIVERSITY

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

82 • RODGERWALKER

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

Talented player’s career has come full circle in just one year, as he returns to the defensive line after one season as a reserve offensive lineman ... big, strong player had a good spring after his return to defense and his listed as the top backup at right tackle going into fall camp. 2009: Saw action in all 11 regular-season games, primarily on PAT/field-goal units ... made six appearances on the offensive line, including each of the final five regularseason contests ... in most extensive action of the year, graded out at 85 percent over 14 plays versus North Carolina Central and 84 percent over 32 plays against Georgia Southern ... received perfect grades of 100 in limited action against Elon and Western Carolina. 2008: Did not see game action. 2007: Redshirted. High School: A four-year letterwinner at Our Lady of Good Council in suburban Baltimore ... tallied 35 tackles, five sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior en route to first-team all-county and second-team all-conference accolades ... coached by Bob Milloy ... also lettered twice in baseball. Personal: Full name is Anthony Carlton Wilson ... born Sept. 21, 1988 (turns 22 during season) ... son of Pernicer F. Wilson ... uncle, Reggie, played basketball at Auburn and uncle, Mike, played basketball at Florida A&M ... majoring in computer information systems ... aspires to be a computer analyst.

95 • GORDYWITTE DEFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-6 • 290 • JR. SALISBURY, N.C. SALISBURY Big, athletic defensive tackle is poised to move into the starting lineup for the first time as a junior ... has been a regular member of ASU’s regular rotation at defensive tackle for the past two seasons but has ascended to the expected starter at right tackle following the graduation of Malcolm Bennett, Anthony Williams and Daniel Finnerty ... with a 6-6, 290-pound frame and the mobility and quickness that made him one of North Carolina’s top wrestlers as a high-schooler, Witte has the ability to be a dominant force at DT. 2009: Appeared in 13 games as a reserve defensive tackle ... saw consistent playing time as a member of ASU’s regular rotation at tackle ... finished the season with 10 tackles ... turned in best performance of his collegiate career with four stops in rain-soaked win over Samford ... two weeks later, notched three tackles, including one-anda-half for loss, and a quarterback hurry in rout over North Carolina Central ... recorded two tackles in regular-season finale versus Western Carolina.

WITTE

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


2007: Played in season’s first three games at Michigan, vs. Lenoir-Rhyne and vs. Northern Arizona ... recorded only statistics with two tackles against L-R ... suffered a back injury versus NAU and sat out the rest of the season ... received a medical redshirt.

Personal: Full name is Gordon Leslie Witte Jr. ... born June 15, 1989 (21 years old)... son of Patti P. Washington and Gordon Witte, Sr. ... father, Gordon, Sr., played football at the Air Force Academy and played semi-professionally for the Baltimore Eagles ... Gordy is majoring in mathematics.

LINEBACKER 6-1 • 230 • SO. COVINGTON, GA. EASTSIDE

Personal: Full name Justin Janel Wray ... born June 3, 1991 (19 years old) ... son of Carla Gayle ... majoring in physics.

19 • JEYYOKELEY

2009: Appeared in two games ... saw limited action in homecoming rout over North Carolina Central ... made quarterback debut in waning moments of de facto SoCon title game at Elon ... ran twice for six yards against the Phoenix. 2008: Redshirted.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

67 • IANBARNARD

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN • 6-4 • 255 • FR. NORCROSS, GA. • WESLEYAN SCHOOL High School: Helped lead Wesleyan School to Georgia 1A state championship as a junior and area and region titles as a senior ... anchored an offensive line that paved the way for Wesleyan rushers to average 6.7 yards per carry and score 39 touchdowns in 2009 ... team averaged 38.7 points per game as a senior ... helped lead Wesleyan to a 25-3 combined record over his final two seasons ... coached by Franklin Pridgen ... selected to play in Gwinnet County all-star game. Personal: Full name is Ian Wesley Barnard ... born July 19, 1991 (19 years old) ... son of Jennifer and Jeff Barnard ... father, Jeff, played football at Alabama and uncle, Joe Irenamos, played football at Jacksonville State ... major is undecided.

14 • KALIKBARNES QUARTERBACK • 6-0 • 190 • FR. ATLANTA, GA. • PARKVIEW

High School: Two-year starter at quarterback ... was on pace to become Parkview’s alltime leading passer with 1,045 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions before suffering a broken jaw in the fifth game of his senior season ... missed three games but returned to finish the season with 1,398 passing yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions in just six full games ... earned all-county recognition despite playing in just six full games as a senior ... holds Parkview single-game school records for completions (22) and passing yards (330) ... honored as team’s player of the week twice ... was the first African-American quarterback in school history ... coached by Cecil Flowe ... ranked among the top 20 percent in his class academically with a 3.6 grade point average. Personal: Full name is Kalik Gordon Barnes ... born April 22, 1992 (18 years old) ... son of Sheila and Mark Mascoll ... father, Mark Mascoll, played basketball at Providence ... uncle, Robert Phelps, also played basketball at Providence and professionally in the NBA and overseas ... Kalik is majoring in biology.

61 • DYLANBOSTICK OFFENSIVE LINEMAN • 6-6 • 280 • FR. NEPTUNE BEACH, FLA. • FLETCHER

High School: Rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com ... four-year letterwinner and three-year starter, including final two seasons at left tackle ... earned all-district and allFirst Coast recognition as a senior ... served as team captain ... helped lead Fletcher to three state playoff appearances, two conference championships and two district titles ... coached by Joe Reynolds ... also played basketball for three years as a prep. Personal: Full name is Dylan H. Bostick ... born March 8, 1991 (19 years old) ... son of Brook Hebert and Troy Bostick ... majoring in criminal justice.

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

THE UNIVERSITY

Big, athletic youngster is a versatile athlete with the ability to contribute to the squad in a number of areas ... after spending much of last season at tight end, he focused exclusively on his natural position of quarterback during spring drills and is expected to battle true freshman Kalik Barnes for the No. 3 signal-caller spot behind Jamal Jackson and DeAndre Presley ... with a 6-2, 225-pound frame, he could also be utilized at tight end and/or on special teams ... changed uniform number from 37 to 19 due to move back to QB.

Personal: Full name is Andrew Timothy Bailey ... born Feb. 6, 1992 (18 years old) ... son of Anne Allen and Corinna and Timothy Bailey ... oldest of four childern ... majoring in management.

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

QUARTERBACK 6-2 • 225 • SO. CHARLOTTE, N.C. SOUTH MECKLENBURG

High School: Rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com ... was a dominant defensive end at South Carolina prep powerhouse Dorman ... recorded 279 tackles over his final two seasons, including 116 stops, 14 tackles for loss ,11 sacks an interception and a fumble recovery as a senior ... helped lead squad to a 13-1 record and the South Carolina 4A Division I state championship as a senior ... had seven tackles, one-and-ahalf tackles for loss and a sack in 28-17 victory over national-power Byrnes in the 2009 state title game ... participated in 2009 North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl ... named all-area after recording 163 tackles as a junior ... coached by Dave Gutshall.

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

WRAY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2009 11/0 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 Totals 11/0 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0

TIGHT END • 6-4 • 250 • FR. SPARTANBURG, S.C. • DORMAN

RECORD BOOK

High School: Rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com ... was a threat on both sides of the ball as a prep ... passed for 3,991 yards and rushed for 1,680 more as a three-year starter at quarterback for Eastside ... was responsible for 52 total touchdowns as a prep signal-caller (31 passing, 21 rushing) ... was also a standout on defense, seeing time at both safety and outside linebacker ... returned a fumble 70 yards for a touchdown in second-round win in 2008 Georgia Class AAA state playoffs ... led Eastside to 23-10 record in three seasons as a starter, including 18-5 mark over final two seasons and appearance in state quarterfinals as a senior ... named 2008 Region 8-AAA Player of the Year ... coached by Rick Hurst.

44 • DREWBAILEY

2009 IN REVIEW

2009: Saw action in 11 games, primarily on special teams ... recorded only tackle of the season in 52-16 rout over Georgia Southern.

NEWCOMERS

2010 OPPONENTS

After earning playing time as a true freshman defensive back a year ago, has made the transition to linebacker as a sophomore ... spent the entire spring at LB and enters the fall listed as the top backup to Brandon Grier at the strongside spot in new defensive coordinator Dale Jones’ 4-3 scheme ... has added 25 pounds to his 6-1 frame to accommodate the move to LB ... boasts the athletic skills of a defensive back and the size and hitting ability of a linebacker ... will almost certainly be a main contributor on special teams for the second-straight season ... changed uniform number from 47 to 21 during the offseason.

Rush Yds. Avg. TD 2 6 3.0 0 2 6 3.0 0

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

21 • JUSTINWRAY

YOKELEY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Att.-Cmp.-Int. Yards Pct. TD Long 2009 2/0 0-0-0 0 0.0 0 0 Totals 2/0 0-0-0 0 0.0 0 0

COACHES & STAFF

WITTE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2007 3/0 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 2008 12/0 5 3 8 2.0-11 1.0-7 0 0 0 0/0 2009 13/0 0 10 10 1.5-6 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 Totals 28/0 7 13 20 3.5-17 1.0-7 0 0 0 0/0

Personal: Full name is James Edwin Yokeley III ... born Oct. 27, 1989 (turns 21 during season) ... son of Sheila and Jimmy Yokeley ... majoring in political science/pre-law ... member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll.

SEASON OUTLOOK

High School: : An all-conference performer on the gridiron who has also gained much noteriety as a prep wrestler ... played both offensive and defensive line, leading Salisbury to a conference title as a senior ... led team with 15 tackles for loss as a junior ... has over 100 victories versus less than 25 defeats in his four-year wrestling career ... two-time state heavyweight champion ... coached by Joe Pinyan.

High School: Threw for nearly 2,000 yards with 25 touchdowns and nine interceptions in two seasons as the starting quarterback at South Mecklenburg ... completed over 60 percent of his passes as a junior and nearly 75 percent as a senior ... holds school’s single-game record for touchdown passes with five ... also rushed for over 500 yards and five touchdowns as a senior ... coached by James Martin.

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

2008: Appeared in12 games as a reserve ... made eight tackles, including two for loss and a sack, in limited action ... first career sack came against Presbyterian.

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94 • WILLIAMCORBIN

40 • A.J.McDONALD

High School: Recorded 71 tackles and eight sacks from from his defensive tackle position as a senior ... helped lead Triton to back-to-back 8-3 regular-season records and playoff berths in 2008 and ‘09 ... coached by Joe McCullen.

High School: Earned all-county, all-conference and all-region recognition as a senior ... tallied 160 tackles and 12 sacks over final two prep seasons, including 90 stops, eight TFL and four sacks as a senior ... collected Gwinnett County Cecil Morris Award for an all-county caliber player that was injured ... was twice named Peachtree Ridge’s Player of the Week during senior campaign ... helped team to regional championship and appearance in Georgia 5A state championship game as a junior and berth in state quarterfinals as a senior ... was a three-year letterwinner ... coached by Bill Ballard ... boasted a 3.2 grade point average.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN • 6-6 • 285 • FR. DUNN, N.C. • TRITON

Personal: Full name is William Dearis Corbin ... born Dec. 8, 1990 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Patricia and David Williams ... is the second of four children in his family ... majoring in interior design with a minor in art.

55 • GRAHAMFISHER OFFENSIVE LINEMAN • 6-2 • 275 • FR. WAYNESVILLE, N.C. • TUSCOLA

High School: Rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com ... three-year starter ... allcounty, all-conference, all-Western North Carolina and all-state honoree ... was the center on an offensive line that protected fellow Division I signees QB Tyler Brosius (NC State) and RB Austin Chambers (Western Carolina) and helped the Mountaineers score a school-record 486 points in 2009 ... named team’s 2009 Lineman of the Year ... earned Great American Rivaly Series Student-Athlete of the Year award ... helped lead Tuscola to a combined 23-4-1 record and back-to-back conference championships over his final two seasons ... participated in 2009 North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl ... coached by Donnie Kiefer ... also lettered three times in baseball and once in track and field. Personal: Full name is Graham Reece Fisher ... born Nov. 19, 1991 (turns 19 during season) ... son of Jann and Philip Fisher ... enjoys hunting, fishing and NASCAR ... majoring in business.

75 • KALANJONES

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN • 6-4 • 275 • FR. CORNELIA, GA. • HABERSHAM CENTRAL High School: A two-time first-team all-region and all-area honoree ... four-year letterwinner and three-year starter ... played guard as a sophomore before moving to tackle for his final two prep seasons ... helped lead Habersham Central to a district championship in 2007 ... named team’s best offensive player and served as team captain as a senior ... coached by Gene Cathcart ... also earned four letters in track and field ... won regional championship in shot put ... is an Eagle Scout.

LINEBACKER • 6-0 • 220 • FR. SUWANNEE, GA. • PEACHTREE RIDGE

Personal: Full name is Joseph Allen McDonald ... born May 1, 1992 (18 years old) ... son of Liz McDonald ... majoring in pre-law.

89 • TREVORSAWYER TIGHT END • 6-6 • 215 • FR. ASHEVILLE, N.C. • ASHEVILLE

High School: Rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com ... an all-conference and all-Western North Carolina honoree as a senior ... caught 28 passes for 567 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior ... blocking also helped RB Tysean Holloway to rush for 1,541 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2009 ... helped lead Asheville to conference championship in his only season at the school ... participated in 2009 North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl ... caught 13 passes for 212 yards en route to all-conference recognition at Candler Enka H.S. as a junior ... coached at Asheville by Danny Wilkins ... averaged 10 points and eight rebounds per game on the basketball court as a junior. Personal: Full name is Trevor Heath Gerald Sawyer ... born Sept. 10, 1991 (turns 19 during season) ... son of Crystal and Scott Sawyer ... majoring in health education/ secondary education.

98 • DERRICKSHUEMAKE

DEFENSIVE LINE • 6-4 • 285 • JR. SWAINSBORO, GA. • SWAINSBORO (GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE) Previous College: Rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com ... recorded 80 tackles and 10 sacks in two seasons as a defensive end at Georgia Military ... coached by Bert Williams.

Personal: Full name is Jesse Kalan Jones ... born April 14, 1992 (18 years old) ... son of Debi and Jesse Jones ... majoring in secondary education (history).

High School: Led Augusta (Ga.) metro area with 19 sacks as a senior ... earned allstate recognition and named team’s Most Valuable Player ... four-year letterwinner ... coached by Shane Williamson ... also lettered three times in wrestling.

74 • KENDALLLAMM

Personal: Born Oct. 8, 1989 (turns 21 during season) ... son of Ronnie Shuemake ... majoring in sports medicine.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN • 6-6 • 270 • FR. CHARLOTTE, N.C. • BUTLER

97 • DANWYLIE

High School: First-team all-state honoree as a senior ... earned all-conference recognition three times and all-Charlotte Observer honors twice ... helped lead Butler to a 15-0 record, the school’s first state championship and a No. 2 national ranking according to PrepNation.com in 2009 ... anchored an offensive line that paved the way for the Bulldogs to average 48.4 points per game as a senior ... Butler was 49-8 during his prep career ... coached by Mike Newsome.

DEFENSIVE LINE • 6-1 • 280 • JR. WASHINGTON, GA. • WASHINGTON-WILKES (GA. MILITARY COLL.)

Personal: Full name is Kendall Allen Lamm ... born June 5, 1992 (18 years old) ... son of Candace Lamm ... major is undecided.

High School: A second-team all-area and all-Northeast Georgia selection as an offensive lineman ... posted double-digit tackles for loss as a defensive lineman ... coached by Russell Morgan ... was a two-time state champion in the discus and won a single state title in the shot put.

25 • TEVINMcDERMOTT DEFENSIVE BACK • 6-2 • 190 • FR. ATHENS, TENN. • McMINN

Previous College: Rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com ... racked up 48 tackles, nine tackles for loss and five sacks in just 14 games at GMC, including 30 stops (five for loss) and three sacks in five games in 2009 ... coached by Bert Williams.

Personal: Full name is Dankeis Derrod Wylie ... born Oct. 3, 1989 (turns 21 during season) ... brother, Markeith, was a defensive lineman at Georgia Southern (2008-09) ... majoring in criminal justice.

High School: A two-way standout at McMinn H.S. in Athens, Tenn. (approximately midway between Knoxville and Chattanooga) ... recorded 160 tackles and five interceptions as a safety over the final two years of his prep career, including 75 stops and three INT (with 205 return yards) as a senior ... had two 100-yard interception returns during high-school career ... caught 76 passes for 775 yards and five touchdowns over final two seasons (30 rec., 423 yds, 3 TD as a senior) ... added rushing to his repertoire as a senior, carrying the ball 56 times for 387 yards and seven scores ... earned firstteam all-state recognition as a DB following senior campaign ... three-time all-region honoree ... was the Region 2-5A Sophomore of the Year in 2007 ... participated in 2009 East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Football Classic ... coached by Bo Cagle. Personal: Full name is Tevin LeMoyne McDermott ... born Nov. 28, 1991 (turns 19 during season) ... son of Tabatha and Troy McDermott ... brother, Trace, is a junior running back at Southern Conference rival Chattanooga ... cousin, Hubert Simpson, played football at Tennessee and professionally in the Canadian Football League ... cousin, Terrance McDermott, played baseball at Middle Tennessee State and Tennessee ... major is undecided.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


2010AppalachianFootball

2010 OPPONENTS


intRo & MEDiA inFo

2010 MATCHUPS AT A GLANCE GAME 1 • CHATTANOOGA Date.................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................... September 4 Location (Stadium)............................................................ ............................................................Chattanooga, Tenn. (Finley) UTC 2009 Record (Overall/Conference)............................................................. (Overall/Conference).............................................................5-5/4-4 ..........................................................................................ASU leads 23-10 All-Time Series ..........................................................................................

GAME 1 • SEPTEMBER 4 • CHATTANOOGA, TENN.

CHATTANOOGA

HEAD COACH RUSS HUESMAN

SEASon oUtlooK

GAME 2 • JACKSONVILLE Date.................................................................................................................. ..................................................................................................................September 11 Location (Stadium)............................................................... ............................................................... Boone, N.C. (Kidd Brewer) JU 2009 Record (Overall/Conference)................................................................ (Overall/Conference) ................................................................7-4/6-2 ...............................................................................................ASU leads 1-0 All-Time Series ...............................................................................................

coAchES & StAFF

GAME 3 • NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL Date.................................................................................................................. ..................................................................................................................September 18 Location (Stadium)............................................................... ............................................................... Boone, N.C. (Kidd Brewer) ............................................................................................................4-7 NCCU 2009 Record............................................................................................................ ...............................................................................................ASU leads 1-0 All-Time Series ...............................................................................................

2010 MoUntAinEERS 2010 opponEntS 2009 in REViEW REcoRD booK ASU in thE poStSEASon hiStoRY & tRADitionS thE UniVERSitY

GENERAL INFORMATION

TOP RETURNEES ATT. CMP. 401 227

INT. 9

YDS. 2,348

TD 17

RUSHING Chris Awuah Bryan Fitzgerald

ATT. 153 65

YDS. AVG. 459 3.0 342 5.3

TD 4 2

RECEIVING Chris Pitchford Garrett Hughes

NO. 11 17

YDS. AVG. 44 528 244 14.4

TD 5 1

TACKLES UT Ryan Consiglio 53 Jordan Tippit 35

AT 33 25

TT SACKS INT 86 1 1 60 2 5

2010 SCHEDULE

Location:......................... Chattanooga, Tenn. SEPTEMBER 4 ..... APPALACHIAN STATE* Founded: ......................................................1886 September 11 ............... at Jacksonville State Enrollment: ............................................. 10,526 SEPTEMBER 18 ........... EASTERN KENTUCKy Nickname:...................................................Mocs September 25 ...............at Western Carolina* Colors:...................Navy, Old Gold and Silver October 9................................... at The Citadel* Conference:........................................Southern OCTOBER 16 ............GEORGiA SOUTHERN*

GAME 4 • SAMFORD

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SR. QUARTERBACK B.J. COLEMAN

PASSING B.J. Coleman

Date.................................................................................................................. ..................................................................................................................September 25 Location (Stadium).............................................................. ..............................................................Birmingham, Ala. (Seibert) ...............................................................5-6/3-5 SU 2009 Record (Overall/Conference) ............................................................... ...............................................................................................ASU leads 3-1 All-Time Series ...............................................................................................

Chancellor: ...........................Dr. Roger Brown October 23.......................................at Furman* Director of Athletics: ..................... Rick Hart OCTOBER 30 ............................................ ELON* Stadium: .....................................................Finley November 6....................................... at Auburn Capacity: ............................................ 20,668 NOvEMBER 13............................... SAMFORD* Playing Surface:...Polyetheylene Field Turf November 20 ................................. at Wofford* Press Box Phone:........... (423) 757-9332

GAME 5 • ELON Date.......................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................... October 9 Location (Stadium)............................................................... ............................................................... Boone, N.C. (Kidd Brewer) Elon 2009 Record (Overall/Conference)............................................................ (Overall/Conference) ............................................................9-3/7-1 All-Time Series ........................................................................................ ASU leads 28-9-1

GAME 6 • THE CITADEL Date........................................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................................October 16 Location (Stadium)............................................................... ............................................................... Boone, N.C. (Kidd Brewer) The Citadel 2009 Record (Overall/Conference) ..............................................4-7/2-6 ..........................................................................................ASU leads 27-11 All-Time Series ..........................................................................................

GAME 7 • WESTERN CAROLINA Date........................................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................................October 23 Location (Stadium)...................................................... ......................................................Cullowhee, N.C. (E.J. Whitmire) WCU 2009 Record (Overall/Conference)........................................................... (Overall/Conference) ...........................................................2-9/1-7 ......................................................................................ASU leads 55-18-1 All-Time Series ......................................................................................

First Year of Football: .............................1904 2009 RESULTS All-Time Record:............. 455-469-32 ( .493) SEPT. 3

FURMAN*..........................L, 38-20

Record: .......................................................0-1 Sept. 19

at Presbyterian .............. W, 29-13

Last Appearance: ...............................1984 SEPT. 26

WOFFORD*........................W, 38-9

Result:........... L, 37-10 vs. Arkansas State Oct. 10

at Samford*........................W, 14-7

Oct. 17

at Georgia Southern*....L, 30-20

Oct. 24

at Elon*...............................L, 45-10

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach:............................ Russ Huesman OCT. 31

at Appalachian St.* ...L, 35-20

Record at UTC: .................. 6-5 (One year) NOv. 14

THE CiTADEL*................ W, 31-28

Career Record:................................... Same Nov. 21

at Alabama.......................... L, 45-0

Off. Coordinator:............ Marcus Satterfield Def. Coordinator:....................... Adam Fuller Offensive Line (C/G):..........Russ Ehrenfield Defensive Line:......................Jimmy Lindsey Offensive Line (T/TE): ............... Geep Wade Running Backs:........................ Jamaal Fobbs

Date........................................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................................October 30 Location (Stadium)............................................................... ............................................................... Boone, N.C. (Kidd Brewer) ...............................................................6-5/5-3 FU 2009 Record (Overall/Conference) ............................................................... ...............................................................................Furman leads 21-16-3 All-Time Series ...............................................................................

GAME 9 • GEORGIA SOUTHERN Date...................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................November 6 Location (Stadium)................................................................. .................................................................Statesboro, Ga. (Paulson) ............................................................5-6/4-4 GSU 2009 Record (Overall/Conference) ............................................................ ......................................................................................ASU leads 13-11-1 All-Time Series ......................................................................................

GAME 10 • WOFFORD Date................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................... November 13 Location (Stadium)............................................................... ............................................................... Boone, N.C. (Kidd Brewer) WC 2009 Record (Overall/Conference).............................................................. (Overall/Conference) ..............................................................3-8/2-6 ..........................................................................................ASU leads 16-10 All-Time Series ..........................................................................................

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

• Appalachian is opening the season with a Southern Conference game

Wide Receivers:...............................Will Healy

for just the sixth and the first time

Defensive Backs:............................B.J. Hogan

since 1999 when ASU defeated No. 14 Marshall, 9-3, in Boone. ASU is 5-0

TEAM INFORMATION

when previously opening with a SoCon

2009 Record:..................................................6-5

game, but none of games were played

2009 SoCon Record (Finish):.... 4-4 (t-4th)

on the road.

Final National Ranking: ..........................N/A Basic Offense:......................................Multiple

• Appalachian is opening the season

Basic Defense:.....................................Multiple

versus an NCAA Division i FCS op-

Letterwinners Returning/Lost:........41/20

ponent for only the second time in

Starters Returning/Lost:....................... 18/8

nine years. The last time ASU opened

Offense: .....................................................9/3 Defense:.....................................................7/4 Specialists: ...............................................2/1

Series Record: .....................ASU leads 23-10

Date................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................... November 20 Location (Stadium)................................................... ................................................... Gainesville, Fla. (Ben Hill Griffin) UF 2009 Record (Overall/Conference) ............................................................ 13-1/8-0 ................................................................................................First Meeting All-Time Series ................................................................................................

SERIES NOTES

Linebackers: .................................Tony Coode

SERIES HISTORY

GAME 11 • FLORIDA

WESTERN CAROLiNA*W, 24-20

Alma Mater: ............. Chattanooga, 1983 Nov. 7

Defensive Line:.......................... Marcus West

GAME 8 • FURMAN

GLENviLLE STATE......... W, 30-13

Postseason Appearances: .....................One SEPT. 12

In Boone:............................ASU leads 13-3 In Chattanooga:................ASU leads 9-7 Last Meeting: .......................ASU 35, UTC 20 Nov. 7, 2009 (Boone, N.C.)

the year with an FCS tilt was 2005 (W, 24-16 at Eastern Kentucky). ASU has not dropped a season opener to an FCS foe since 1993 (22-10 at N.C. A&T). • ASU has won five-straight contests at Finley Stadium, including the 2005, 2006 and 2007 NCAA Division i Football national championship games.

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


GAME 3 • SEPTEMBER 18 • BOONE, N.C.

JACKSONVILLE

HEAD COACH KERWIN BELL

NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL

TOP RETURNEES

GENERAL INFORMATION

TOP RETURNEES

TD 31 TD 9 2

PASSING ATT. CMP. M. Johnson 268 153 RUSHING ATT. Tim Shankle 179 Tony McCord 77

RECEIVING Joshua Philpart Elliot Finkley

NO. YDS. AVG. 54 912 16.9 21 384 18.3

TD 13 5

TACKLES UT Joseph Fennell 51 Shaun Lewis 29

AT 35 29

TT SACKS INT 86 2 1 58 8 0

2010 SCHEDULE

JR. QUARTERBACK MICHAEL JOHNSON GENERAL INFORMATION

INT. YDS. 10 1,931

TD 18

YDS. AVG. 732 4.1 359 4.7

TD 8 1

RECEIVING Geovonie Irvine Andrew Johnson

NO. YDS. AVG. 38 582 15.3 19 298 15.7

TD 3 3

TACKLES UT Calvin Hillie 31 Donald Laster 24

AT 39 39

TT SACKS INT 70 1 3 63 5.5 1

2010 SCHEDULE

Location:.......................................Durham, N.C. September 2................. Johnson C. Smith

Founded:.......................................................1934 September 11........at Appalachian State

Founded:.......................................................1910 September 11.....Winston-Salem State

Enrollment:.................................................3,436 September 18..........................Webber INT’L

Enrollment:.................................................8,575 September 18..........at Appalachian State

Nickname:............................................ Dolphins September 25...............................at Davidson*

Nickname:..................................................Eagles September 25.......North Carolina A&T

Colors:......................................Green and Gold October 2....................................San Diego*

Colors:....................................Maroon and Gray October 9........................................Hampton

Conference:...........Pioneer Football League October 9............................................. Drake*

Conference:................................. Independent October 16.............................. at Georgia State Chancellor:.................................Charlie Nelms October 23.............. Bethune-Cookman

Director of Athletics:........... Alan Verlander October 23.........................................Marist*

Ath. Director:............. Ingrid Wicker-McCree October 30...................... Edward Waters

Stadium:....................................D.B Milne Field October 30........................at Morehead State*

Stadium:................................... O’Kelly-Riddick November 6......................... at Delaware State

Capacity:................................................5,000 November 6..........................................at Butler*

Capacity:............................................. 10,000 November 13......................at Savannah State

Playing Surface:.......................... Astroturf November 13...............................Campbell*

Playing Surface:...................... Mondoturf November 20...................... Old Dominion

Press Box Phone:............ (904) 256-7588

Press Box Phone:............ (919) 796-1696

First Year of Football:..............................1923 2009 RESULTS

at Webber Int’l................ W, 40-24

All-Time Record:............................423-340-30 Sept. 5

at Hampton.......................L, 31-24

at Samford........................... L, 27-0

Postseason Appearances:............................3 Sept. 12

at Liberty............................L, 35-10

Record:.......................................................N/A Sept. 19 Old Dominion..............L, 28-27

Record:..............................................................1-3 Sept. 19 Morehead State..........L, 13-10

Last Appearance:..................................N/A Sept. 26 Davidson*..................... W, 27-21

Last Appearance:................................2006 Sept. 26

at Duke................................L, 49-14

Result:....................L, 17-24 vs. Delta State Oct. 3

at North Carolina A&T....L, 23-17

Result:...............................................................N/A Oct. 10

at Marist*............................L, 31-27

at Appalachian St.......L, 55-21

Oct. 17

CENT. Methodist..........W, 52-7

at Drake*.............................L, 45-38

Head Coach:....................................Mose Rison Oct. 31

Central State............. W, 53-22

Valparaiso*................. W, 49-20

Alma Mater:...... Central Michigan, 1978 Nov. 7

at Old Dominion..............L, 42-28

Morehead State*.........W, 39-0

Oct. 24

at San Diego*.................. W, 34-16

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach.....................................Kerwin Bell Oct. 31 Alma Mater:.................................Florida, 1987 Nov. 7

COACHING STAFF

Record at JU:...................... 19-16 (3 years) Nov. 14

Butler*..............................W, 36-7

Record at NCCU:............... 14-18 (3 years) Nov. 14

at Winston-Salem St..... W, 18-10

Career Record:.................................... Same Nov. 21

at Campbell*................... W, 34-14

Career Record:.................................... Same Nov. 21

Savannah State........ W, 35-14

Def. Coordinator:.........................Jerry Odom

Asst. HC/Offensive Line:.......Darryl Bullock

Off. Line/Recruiting Coord.:... Andy McLeod

Def. Coordinator/DB:.................. Jake Cabell

RB/Special Teams Coord.:........ Kerry Webb

ST Co.-Coord./ILB:................. Derrick Arnold

Defensive Line:.............................Ernie Logan

ST Co.-Coord./RB:...............Marcus Gladden

Defensive Backs:..................Danny Verpaele

SERIES NOTES • For the second time in three years,

Defensive Line:..................Mike McGlinchey Outside Linebackers...........Gilbert Wiggins

SERIES NOTES • Appalachian hosts in-state rival

TEAM INFORMATION

Tight Ends/Tackles:............. Antoine Rivens

North Carolina Central for the second-

2009 Record:...................................................7-4

versus Jacksonville.

Offensive Assistant:....................Jamar Harp

straight year. In the first-ever gridiron

Final National Ranking:...........................N/A

• Despite being handed a 56-7

TEAM INFORMATION

Basic Offense:......................................... Spread

thrashing at Kidd Brewer Stadium in

2009 Record:...................................................4-7

Basic Defense:................................................4-3

2008, JU went on to claim the Pioneer

2009 Conference Record:........................N/A

2009 PFL Record (Finish):.............. 6-2 (4th)

Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.........54/17 Starters Returning/Lost:........................ 18/8 Offense:................................................... 10/1

Defense:.....................................................5/6

Specialists:................................................3/1

NCAA Division I FCS conference but does not receive an automatic bid to the Division I Football Championship playoff field.

SERIES HISTORY Series Record:...........................ASU leads 1-0

In Boone:...............................ASU leads 1-0

Last Meeting:...............................ASU 56, JU 7

Sep. 6, 2008 (Boone, N.C.)

ASU downed NCCU, 55-21, on Homecoming 2009 at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

Basic Offense:.......................................Multiple Basic Defense:................................................3-4

• After years of success at the NCAA

Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.........61/15

Division II level, including postseason

Starters Returning/Lost:........................ 17/5

appearances in 1998, 2005 and 2006,

Offense:......................................................9/2

Defense:.....................................................8/3

• Appalachian is 58-19-2 (.747)

N.C. Central is in the fourth and final year of its transition to Division I. Like

all-time in home openers, includ-

SERIES HISTORY

last year, the Eagles count as a Division

ing an 18-3 mark under head coach

Series Record:...........................ASU leads 1-0

I opponent for purposes of postseason

Jerry Moore. However, ASU dropped

In Boone:...............................ASU leads 1-0

consideration, although they are ineli-

In Durham:...............................................N/A

gible for postseason play themselves.

last season’s home opener to No. 16 McNeese State, 40-35, marking the first time since 2000 that the Mountaineers lost its first home game of the year.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

Last Meeting:..................... ASU 55, NCCU 21 Oct. 10, 2009 (Boone, N.C.)

They become full-fledged members of Division I and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in 2011-12.

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

THE UNIVERSITY

In Jacksonville:.............................................N/A

Final National Ranking:...........................N/A

which are separated by just 168 miles,

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

Football League title. The PFL is an

meeting between the two schools,

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

Wide Receivers:........................Kwame Dixon

Appalachian opens its home slate

RECORD BOOK

Wide Receivers:...............................Ernie Mills

2009 IN REVIEW

Oct. 10

Oct. 17

2010 OPPONENTS

All-Time Record:......................... 54-70 (.435) Sept. 5 Postseason Appearances:....................None Sept. 12

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

Chancellor:...................Dr. Kerry Romesburg October 16...................................at Valparaiso*

COACHES & STAFF

Location:................................Jacksonville , Fla. September 4.......................... at Old Dominion

First Year of Football:..............................1998 2009 RESULTS

SEASON OUTLOOK

SR. RUNNING BACK RUDELL SMALL

HEAD COACH MOSE RISON

PASSING ATT. CMP. INT. YDS. Josh McGregor 315 178 7 2,693 RUSHING ATT. YDS. AVG. Rudell Small 195 1,074 5.5 Keith Dawson 32 146 4.6

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

GAME 2 • SEPTEMBER 11 • BOONE, N.C.

75


INTRO & MEDIA INFO

GAME 4 • SEPTEMBER 25 • BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

SAMFORD

HEAD COACH PAT SULLIVAN

PASSING D. Taliaferro RUSHING Chris Evans Alex Barnett

SEASON OUTLOOK

JR. RUNNING BACK CHRIS EVANS

COACHES & STAFF 2010 MOUNTAINEERS 2010 OPPONENTS 2009 IN REVIEW RECORD BOOK ASU IN THE POSTSEASON HISTORY & TRADITIONS

TACKLES Bryce Smith T. Broussard

ELON

ATT. CMP. INT. YDS. 321 190 9 1,692

TD 9

ATT. YDS. AVG. 241 1,152 4.8 41 133 3.2 NO. YDS. AVG. 34 638 18.8 38 172 4.5 UT 72 33

AT 30 14

HEAD COACH PETE LEMBO

TOP RETURNEES

TD 23

TD 7 1

PASSING ATT. CMP. INT. YDS. Scott Riddle 439 285 7 3,345 RUSHING ATT. YDS. AVG. Jamal Shuman 133 677 5.1 A.J. Harris 109 474 4.3

TD 4 0

RECEIVING Lance Camp A.J. Harris

TD 0 1

TT SACKS INT 102 0 4 47 0 0

2010 SCHEDULE

SR. QUARTERBACK SCOTT RIDDLE GENERAL INFORMATION

TACKLES Joshua Jones Dale Riley

NO. YDS. AVG. 45 585 13.0 28 268 9.6 UT 40 34

AT 49 41

TD 3 2

TT SACKS INT 89 2 2 75 1.5 0

2010 SCHEDULE

Location:............................... Birmingham, Ala. September 4............................. at Florida State

Location:...............................................Elon, N.C. September 4............................................at Duke

Founded:.......................................................1841 September 11............ at Northwestern State

Founded:.......................................................1889 September 11..........................................Shaw

Enrollment:.................................................4,500 September 16............................... Newberry

Enrollment:.................................................5,666 September 18...............................at Richmond

Nickname:.............................................Bulldogs SEPTEMBER 25.... APPALACHIAN STATE*

Nickname:.............................................. Phoenix September 25..............at Georgia Southern*

Colors:............................................ Red and Blue October 2.................................................at Elon*

Colors:................................... Maroon and Gold October 2...................................... Samford*

Conference:.........................................Southern October 9........................at Western Carolina*

Conference:.........................................Southern October 9.................at Appalachian State*

Chancellor:........Dr. Andrew Westmoreland October 16......................................Furman*

Chancellor:........................... Dr. Leo Lambert October 23...................................Wofford*

Director of Athletics:....................Bob Roller October 30....................at Georgia Southern*

Director of Athletics:.................. Dave Blank October 30............................. at Chattanooga*

Stadium:...................................................Seibert November 6..................................Wofford*

Stadium:.................................................. Rhodes November 6............................... at The Citadel*

Capacity:................................................6,700 November 13........................ at Chattanooga*

Capacity:............................................. 11,250 November 13...................................Furman*

Playing Surface:...... LSR Blade Synthetic Surface November 20...........................The Citadel*

Playing Surface:..................Natural Grass November 20.......... Western Carolina*

Press Box Phone:.................. (205) 726-2143

Press Box Phone:............ (336) 278-6788

First Year of Football:..............................1906 2009 RESULTS

First Year of Football:..............................1909 2009 RESULTS

All-Time Record:............................398-415-47 Sept. 5

at UCF..................................L, 28-24

Postseason Appearances:.........................Six Sept. 12 Jacksonville..................W, 27-0

All-Time Record:............................471-387-18 Sept. 5

Davidson..........................W, 56-0

Postseason Appearances:......................One Sept. 12

at Presbyterian..................W, 41-7 at Wake Forest.................... L, 35-7

Record:.................................................... 4-3-1 Sept. 19 Miles................................. W, 31-12

Record:........................................................0-1 Sept. 19

Last Appearance:................................1992 Sept. 26 at Appalchian State*....L, 20-7

Last Appearance:................................2009 Sept. 26 GA. Southern*............ W, 28-14

Result:.......................L, 56-21 vs. Deleware Oct. 3

Result:...................... L, 13-16 at Richmond Oct. 3

(1992 NCAA Division I-AA First Round) Oct. 10

Western Carolina*...W, 16-3

at Furman*....................... W, 19-12

Chattanooga*.............. L, 14-7

Oct. 10

The Citadel*....................W, 43-7

Oct. 17

at Furman*.........................L, 26-24

Oct. 24

Chattanooga*.......... W, 45-10

Oct. 31

at The Citadel*..................L, 28-16

COACHING STAFF

Oct. 31

at Wofford*.........................W, 34-6

Head Coach:................................... Pat Sullivan Nov. 7

GA. Southern*............ W, 31-10

Head Coach:...................................Pete Lembo Nov. 7

Alma Mater:......................... Auburn, 1972 Nov. 14

at Wofford*...................... W, 27-24

Alma Mater:............... Georgetown, 1992 Nov. 14 Appalachian ST.*....L, 27-10

Record at SU:........................... 15-18 (3 years) Nov. 22

Elon*.................................... L, 27-7

Record at UTC:.................. 29-17 (4 years) Nov. 21

at Samford*........................W, 27-7

Career Record:.................. 73-31 (9 years) Nov. 28

at Richmond.......................L,16-13

COACHING STAFF

Career Record:.............. 39-60-1 (9 years)

Asst. HC/Off. Coordinator:...Steve Brickey

Offensive Coordinator/QB:... Rich Skrosky

Running Backs:.........................James Joseph

Recruiting Coord./RB:............Scott Browne

Linebackers:..........................................Bill Clay Offensive Line:....................Brandon Herring

at Western Carolina*..... W, 42-17

Asst. HC/Def. Coord./LB:........ Jay Bateman

Def. Coordinator:...................... Bill D’Ottavio

SERIES NOTES

Defensive Line:...............................Jerrick Hall Defensive Backs:.................. Brian Newberry

SERIES NOTES • Appalachian has won 14-straight

Defensive Line:.......................... Ross Newton

• Appalachian looks to move to 3-0

Wide Receivers:...................... Ross Robinson

against its newest Southern Confer-

Offensive Line:..............................John Strollo

Defensive Backs:........................... Sam Shade

ence rival since Samford joined the

Tight Ends:........................ Charles Porterfield

Elon last beat Appalachian in 1964,

league in 2008.

Defensive Assistant:...........Kevin Downing

ASU was known as Appalachian State

• ASU is 3-1 all-time versus Samford,

TEAM INFORMATION

Phoenix was the Elon College Fighting

including a 2-0 mark in Birmingham.

2009 Record:...................................................9-3

Christians and both were members of

2009 SoCon Record (Finish):....... 7-1 (2nd)

the Carolinas Conference.

Wide Receivers:......................... Keith Gaither

2009 Record:...................................................5-6 2009 SoCon Record (Finish):........ 3-5 (6th) Final National Ranking:...........................N/A Basic Offense:.......................................Multiple Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.........69/20 Starters Returning/Lost:........................ 18/7

Offense:......................................................3/3

Defense:.....................................................7/4

Specialists:................................................3/0

In addition to downing SU, 35-24, in the Bulldogs’ first-ever SoCon home game in 2008, the Mountaineers also dropped the ‘Dogs, 49-36, in 1969 in Birmingham. • The matchup pits a pair of returning

Final National Ranking:......................... 10th Basic Offense:.......................................Multiple

• In seven games since Elon joined

Basic Defense:................................................4-3

the SoCon in 2003, the Mountaineers

Starters Returning/Lost:........................ 15/9

have outscored the Phoenix, 279-112

Offense:......................................................7/4

Defense:.....................................................6/5

Specialists:................................................2/0

first-team all-conference running backs SERIES HISTORY Series Record:...........................ASU leads 3-1 In Boone:................................................ Tied 1-1

In Birmingham:..................ASU leads 2-0

Last Meeting:.................. ASU 20, Samford 7

over Elon, dating back to 1965. When

Teachers College, the Elon University

TEAM INFORMATION

Basic Defense:......................................Multiple

THE UNIVERSITY

TOP RETURNEES

RECEIVING Riley Hawkins Chris Evans

GENERAL INFORMATION

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GAME 5 • OCTOBER 9 • BOONE, N.C.

Sep. 26 2009 (Boone, N.C.)

(average score of 40-16). • Last year, ASU intercepted Elon QB Scott Riddle three times in the first

and Walter Payton Award candidates

SERIES HISTORY

quarter to jump out to a 21-0 lead, en

in Samford’s Chris Evans (1,152 rushing

Series Record:.....................ASU leads 28-9-1

route to a SoCon title-clinching 27-10

yards, seven touchdowns in 2009) and Appalachian’s Devon Moore (1,374 rushing yards, 19 touchdowns a season ago).

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

In Boone:.........................ASU leads 13-4-1

In Elon:.................................ASU leads 15-5

Last Meeting:....................... ASU 21, Elon 10

Nov. 14, 2009 (Elon, N.C.)

triumph at Rhodes Stadium. • ASU is 35-11-2 (.750) all-time on homecoming at KBS. ASU has won 12 of its last 13 homecoming games.

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


GAME 7 • OCTOBER 23 • CULLOWHEE, N.C.

THE CITADEL

HEAD COACH KEVIN HIGGINS

WESTERN CAROLINA

TOP RETURNEES

GENERAL INFORMATION

TD 0

RECEIVING Scott Harward VanDyke Jones

NO. YDS. AVG. 38 363 9.6 20 197 9.9

TACKLES UT Rod Hardland 36 Tolu Akindele 28

AT 20 27

HEAD COACH DENNIS WAGNER

TOP RETURNEES

TD 2 3

PASSING ATT. CMP. INT. YDS. Zack Jaynes 304 178 9 1,790 RUSHING ATT. YDS. AVG. Michael Johnson 150 568 3.8 Dion Wilson 40 179 4.4

TD 4 5

TD 1 1

RECEIVING Marquel Pittman Michael Johnson

NO. YDS. AVG. 50 619 12.4 25 137 5.5

TD 5 0

TACKLES UT Mitchell Bell 45 Ricky Schwarz 29

AT 22 38

TT SACKS INT 56 0 0 56 0 0

2010 SCHEDULE

SO. RUNNING BACK MICHAEL JOHNSON GENERAL INFORMATION

TD 9

TT SACKS INT 67 0 1 67 0 0

2010 SCHEDULE

Location:.................................. Cullowhee, N.C. September 4..............at North Carolina State

Founded:.......................................................1842 September 11.................................... at Arizona

Founded:.......................................................1889 September 11...............................Tusculum

Enrollment:.................................................2,139 September 18....................... Presbyterian

Enrollment:.................................................9,500 September 18......................at Gardner-Webb

Nickname:.............................................Bulldogs September 25..................................at Furman*

Nickname:......................................Catamounts September 25................... Chattanooga*

Colors:.........................Citadel Blue and White October 2................ Western Carolina*

Colors:......................................Purple and Gold October 2................................... at The Citadel*

Conference:.........................................Southern October 9.......................... Chattanooga*

Conference:.........................................Southern October 9...................................... Samford* Chancellor:............................... Dr. John Bardo October 16....................................... at Wofford* Director of Athletics:.................. Chip Smith OCTOBER 23........ APPALACHIAN STATE*

Stadium:............................... Johnson Hagood October 30....................................... at Wofford*

Stadium:........................................E.J. Whitmire November 6......................................at Furman*

Capacity:............................................. 21,000 November 6............................................ Elon*

Capacity:............................................. 13,742 November 13..........Georgia Southern*

Playing Surface:..................Natural Grass November 20..................................at Samford*

Playing Surface:.........Desso Challenge Pro 2 November 20..........................................at Elon*

Press Box Phone:............ (843) 953-9957

Press Box Phone:............ (828) 227-2116

First Year of Football:..............................1931 2009 RESULTS

at North Carolina............... L, 40-6

All-Time Record:.............. 306-423-23 ( .422) Sept. 5

at Princeton........................W, 38-7

Postseason Appearances:...................... Two Sept. 12 Gardner-Webb.............L, 27-20

at Vanderbilt........................ L, 45-0

Record:........................................................2-3 Sept. 26 Presbyterian.............. W, 46-21

Record:........................................................3-2 Sept. 19

Last Appearance:................................1992 Oct. 3

APP. StATE*.........L, 30-27 (OT)

Last Appearance:................................1983 Sept. 26 Furman*...........................L, 33-14

Result:..... L, 42-17 vs. Youngstown State Oct. 10

at Elon*.................................. L, 43-7

Result:........... L, 43-7 vs. Southern Illinios Oct. 3

(1992 NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinals) Oct. 17

at Western Carolina*.......L, 14-10

(NCAA Division I-AA Championship) Oct. 17

The Citadel*................. W, 14-10

Oct. 24

Furman*......................... W, 38-28

Oct. 24

Wofford*........................L, 35-26

Oct. 31

Samford*...................... W, 28-16

COACHING STAFF

Oct. 31

at Chattanooga*..............L, 24-20

Head Coach:...............................Kevin Higgins Nov. 7

Wofford*........................L, 43-17

Head Coach:............................Dennis Wagner Nov. 7

Elon*..................................L, 42-17

Alma Mater:...............West Chester, 1977 Nov. 14

at Chattanooga*............ W, 31-28

Alma Mater:...............................Utah, 1982 Nov. 14

at Eastern Kentucky.........W, 24-7

Record at Citadel:........24-32(Five years) Nov. 21

at Georgia Southern*....... L, 13-6

Record at WCU:..............5-18 (Two years) Nov. 21

at Appalachian St.*....L, 19-14

Career Record:............80-57-1 (13 years)

Career Record:............49-55-1 (10 years)

COACHING STAFF

Off. Coordinator/QB:..... Keith Heckendorf

Special Teams Coord./LB:...Aashon Larkins

Running Backs:.......................... Arketa Banks SERIES NOTES

WR/Recruiting Coord.:............. Andy Follett Defensive Line:............................... Mark Rhea

SERIES NOTES

Asst. D.C./Def. Line:......... Denny Doornbos

• Appalachian has won 14 of the

Linebackers:.............................Justin Roberts

• This year’s meeting is the 75th all-

Asst. O.C./Offensive Line:........ Bob Bodine

last 15 games in the series, including

Tight Ends:.................................Jeremiah Ross

time between archrivals Appalachian

eight-straight matchups at Kidd Brewer

Defensive Assistant:.......... Michael Mayers

and Western Carolina and the 35th

Cornerbacks:.............................. Gerald Dixon

Stadium.

TEAM INFORMATION

Battle for the Old Mountain Jug, the TEAM INFORMATION

traveling trophy introduced to the

2009 Record:...................................................2-9

rivalry in 1976.

2009 Record:...................................................4-7

• The Mountaineers have not lost to

2009 SoCon Record (Finish):........ 1-7 (9th)

2009 SoCon Record (Finish):..... 2-6 (t-7th)

The Citadel at home since 1992.

Final National Ranking:...........................N/A

Final National Ranking:...........................N/A Basic Offense:............................. Triple Option Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.........39/12

• ASU’s eight-consecutive home wins

Basic Defense:............................................ 4-2-5 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.........36/20

• Appalachian has dominated the rivarly over the last quarter-century, winning 23 of the last 25 matchups to stretch its advantage in the all-time

over the Bulldogs have come by an

Starters Returning/Lost:........................ 13/9

average score of 41-18.

Offense:......................................................8/3

series to 55-18-1. The Mountaineers are

Offense:................................................... 16/5

Defense:.................................................. 20/7

Defense:.....................................................5/6

27-7 against the Catamounts since the

Specialists:................................................3/0

Specialists:................................................6/0

inception of the Old Mountain Jug.

31 seasons that Appalachian has not

Series Record:......................ASU leads 27-11

In Boone:.............................ASU leads 16-3

In Charleston:...................ASU leads 11-8

Last Meeting:.. ASU 30, The Citadel 27 (OT) Oct. 3, 2009 (Charleston, S.C.)

faced The Citadel in its SoCon opener.

• With kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m., the contest will be just ASU’s second Saturday night home game since 2001.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

SERIES HISTORY

• This year’s ASU-WCU matchup is the

Series Record:.................. ASU leads 55-18-1

first not played in November since the

In Boone:.............................ASU leads 14-3

In Cullowhee:....................ASU leads 27-9

in Asheville:.....................ASU leads 4-0-1

Last Meeting:...................... ASU 19 , WCU 14

Nov. 21, 2009 (Boone, N.C.)

teams met on Oct. 20, 1990 in Boone. The teams have not squared off in Cullowhee outside of the month of November since Sept. 22, 1973.

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

THE UNIVERSITY

SERIES HISTORY

• This is only the 14th time in the last

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

Basic Defense:............................................ 4-2-5

Basic Offense:................................. West Coast

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

Asst. Defensive Line:............Andrew Alden

RECORD BOOK

Recruiting Coord./TE:............... Nate Hogge

at Samford*......................... L, 16-3

Asst. HC/Def. Coord./DB:...Matt Pawlowski

Off. Coord./QB/WR:......Tommy Laurendine Def. Coord./Safeties:................Josh Conklin

Slot Backs:................................Everette Sands

at Georgia Southern*....... L, 27-3

2009 IN REVIEW

2010 OPPONENTS

All-Time Record:............... 454-510-32 (.456) Sept. 6 Postseason Appearances:............................5 Sept. 19

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

President:............... Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, Jr. October 16...............at Appalachian State* Director of Athletics:..........Larry Leckonby October 23.............Georgia Southern*

COACHES & STAFF

Location:.................................. Charleston, S.C. September 4......................................Chowan

First Year of Football:..............................1905 2009 RESULTS

SEASON OUTLOOK

SR. DEFENSIVE BACK CORTEZ ALLEN

PASSING ATT. CMP. INT. YDS. Luke Caldwell 2 2 0 37 RUSHING ATT. YDS. AVG. VanDyke Jones 81 443 5.3 Terrell Dallas 94 375 3.8

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

GAME 6 • OCTOBER 16 • BOONE, N.C.

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INTRO & MEDIA INFO

GAME 8 • OCTOBER 30 • BOONE, N.C.

FURMAN

HEAD COACH BOBBY LAMB

SEASON OUTLOOK

RECEIVING Adam Mims S. Cunningham TACKLES K. Anderson Nathan Wade

SR. FLANKER ADAM MIMS

COACHES & STAFF 2010 MOUNTAINEERS 2010 OPPONENTS 2009 IN REVIEW RECORD BOOK ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

TD 1

YDS. AVG. 542 4.1 515 5.2

NO. YDS. AVG. 74 878 11.9 27 327 12.1 AT 60 28

HEAD COACH JEFF MONKEN

TOP RETURNEES

TD 0

TD 13 3

PASSING ATT. CMP. INT. YDS. Russell Demasi 1 0 1 0 RUSHING ATT. YDS. AVG. Darreion Robinson 62 287 4.3 Brandon Nolley 27 115 4.1

TD 4 1

RECEIVING Jamere Valentine Patrick Barker

NO. YDS. AVG. 51 487 9.5 40 255 6.4

TD 4 1

TACKLES UT Dion Dubose 47 Darius Eubanks 30

AT 38 28

TT SACKS INT 123 0 0 77 2 1

2010 SCHEDULE

SO. DEFENSIVE LINEMAN BRENT RUSSELL GENERAL INFORMATION

TD 1 1

TT SACKS INT 85 0 0 58 1 1

2010 SCHEDULE

Location:................................... Statesboro, Ga. September 4.....................Savannah State

Founded:.......................................................1826 September 18......................at South Carolina

Founded:.......................................................1906 September 11......................................... at Navy

Enrollment:.................................................2,600 September 25..........................The Citadel*

Enrollment:.............................................. 19,086 September 18................... at Coastal Carolina

Nickname:..............................................Paladins October 2......................................... at Wofford*

Nickname:..................................................Eagles September 25......................................... Elon*

Colors:....................................Purple and White October 9..........................................Howard

Colors:........................................ Blue and White October 9......................................Wofford*

Conference:.........................................Southern October 16.......................................at Samford*

Conference:.........................................Southern October 16.......................... at Chattanoogga*

President:.................................. Dr. Rod Smolla October 23....................... Chattanooga*

President:.............................Dr. Brooks A. Keel October 23................................. at The Citadel*

Director of Athletics:............. Dr. Gary Clark October 30...............at Appalachian State*

Director of Athletics:................... Sam Baker October 30................................... Samford*

Stadium:...................................................Paladin November 6............ Western Carolina*

Stadium:..................................Allen E. Paulson November 6...... APPALACHIAN STATE*

Capacity:............................................. 16,000 November 13..........................................at Elon*

Capacity:............................................. 18,000 November 13.................at Western Carolina*

Playing Surface:..................Natural Grass November 20..........Georgia Southern*

Playing Surface:..................Natural Grass November 20...................................at Furman*

Press Box Phone:............ (864) 294-3066

Press Box Phone:...........((912) 478-3896

First Year of Football:..............................1889 2009 RESULTS

First Year of Football:..............................1924 2009 RESULTS

All-Time Record:............................562-421-38 Sept. 5

Presbyterian.............. W, 45-21

All-Time Record:.................... 256-99-1 (.719) Sept. 5

Albany............................ W, 29-26

Postseason Appearances:..........................15 Sept. 12

at Chattanooga*..............L, 38-20

Postseason Appearances:..........................16 Sept. 12

at South Dakota State...... L, 6-44

Record:................................................... 17-14 Sept. 19

at Missouri..........................L, 52-12

Record:................................................... 38-10 Sept. 19 Western Carolina*...W, 27-3

Last Appearance:................................2006 Sept. 26

at Western Carolina*..... W, 33-14

Last Appearance:................................2005 Sept. 26

at Elon*................................L, 14-28

Result:............ L, 31-14 vs. Montana State Oct. 3

Elon*..................................L, 19-12

Result:....................L, 50-35 vs. Texas State Oct. 3

at Wofford*...................... W, 26-21

(NCAA Division I First Round) Oct. 17

COACHING STAFF

Samford*...................... W, 26-24

Head Coach:.................................Bobby Lamb Nov. 7

(NCAA Division I First Round) Oct. 10

at The Citadel*..................L, 38-28

Oct. 31 Appalachian ST.*.... L, 52-27

Oct. 17 COACHING STAFF

Oct. 24

at Auburn...........................L, 63-31

Head Coach:..................................Jeff Monken Nov. 7

at North Carolina.............L, 12-42 Chattanooga*.......... W, 30-20 at Appalachian St*..... L, 16-52 at Samford*.......................L, 10-31

Alma Mater:.........................Furman, 1986 Nov. 14

at Georgia Southern*... W, 30-22

Alma Mater:.........................Milliken, 1989 Nov. 14

Furman*...........................L, 22-30

Record at Furman:.. 63-34 (Eight years) Nov. 21

Wofford*...................... W, 58-21

Record at GSU:..............................First Year Nov. 21

The Citadel*....................W, 13-6

Career Record:.................................... Same

Career Record:..............................First Year

Cornerbacks:..............................Rocco Adrian

Off. Coordinator/OL:...................Brent Davis

Running Backs:............................Drew Cronic

Def. Coordinator/Safeties:........... Brent Pry

Wide Receivers/TE:........................Tony Elliot

B-Backs:...................................... Brent Gilliland

Def. Coord./Safeties:............ Jeff Farrington

A-Backs:.....................................C. Ray Gregory

Defensive Line:.................................. Brian Hill

SERIES NOTES

Cornerbacks:.................. Orlando Mitjans, Jr.

SERIES NOTES • Already with its first-ever consecu-

Offensive Line:........................ Carroll McCray

• ASU extended its record winning

Specialists:...........................................Bob Price

streak over Furman to five games with

DL/Special Teams:................... John Scott, Jr.

tive wins in Statesboro under its belt,

Off. Coordinator/QB:................. Tim Sorrells

last year’s 52-27 rout in Greenville.

Wide Receivers:....................Lamont Seward

ASU goes for its third-straight win at

Quarterbacks:................................Mitch Ware

Paulson Stadium.

Linebackers:................................Rusty Wright • Prior to its current five-game TEAM INFORMATION

LB/Recruiting Coord.:............ Shawn Quinn

Defensive Asst.:..........................Victor Cabral • Appalachian snapped a string of

winning streak over the Paladins, the

2009 Record:...................................................6-5 2009 SoCon Record (Finish):.........5-3 (3rd) Final National Ranking:...........................N/A Basic Offense:......................................... Spread

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

UT 63 49

INT. YDS. 1 96

Location:....................................Greenville, S.C. September 11................................... Colgate

Oct. 24

THE UNIVERSITY

GEORGIA SOUTHERN

TOP RETURNEES

PASSING ATT. CMP. Chris Forcier 9 4 RUSHING ATT. Tersoo Uhaa 130 Jerry Williams 92

GENERAL INFORMATION

78

GAME 9 • NOVEMBER 6 • STATESBORO, GA.

Basic Defense:............................................ 4-2-5 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.........44/18

Mountaineers had never won more than three-straight games in the series. Before 2003, ASU had managed consecutive wins over FU just once (1994-95).

Starters Returning/Lost:......................12/12

TEAM INFORMATION

three-consecutive wins in the series by

2009 Record:...................................................5-6

the road team when it routed visiting

2009 SoCon Record (Finish):..... 4-4 (t-4th)

Georgia Southern, 52-16, last season in

Final National Ranking:...........................N/A

Boone.

Basic Offense:............................. Triple Option Basic Defense:................................................4-3

• The Mountaineers have come out

Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.........38/25

on top in a pair of nailbiters the last two times they have visited Statesboro.

Offense:......................................................6/5

• Appalachian has won seven-straight

Starters Returning/Lost:........................ 14/8

Defense:.....................................................6/5

over Furman in Boone. FU has not won

Offense:......................................................7/4

Specialists:................................................0/2

at Kidd Brewer Stadium since 1996.

Defense:.....................................................7/4

• Appalachian and Furman posted

SERIES HISTORY

SERIES HISTORY Series Record:...........Furman leads 21-16-3

In Boone:.........................ASU leads 10-8-2

In Greenville:..........Furman leads 13-6-1

Last Meeting:............................ASU 52, FU 27

Oct. 31, 2009 (Greenville, S.C.)

the best records in SoCon play in the last decade. ASU went 62-14 (.816) in SoCon games from 2000-09 while FU was 53-23 (.697).

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

Series Record:.................. ASU leads 13-11-1

In Boone:...........................ASU leads 9-4-1

In Statesboro:.....................GSU leads 7-4

Last Meeting:....................... ASU 52, GSU 16 Oct. 24, 2009 (Boone, N.C.)

In 2006, ASU pulled out a 27-20 double-overtime triumph and in ‘08, the Apps held on for a thrilling 37-36 victory. • Prior to last season’s blowout, the previous three ASU-GSU matchups had been decided by a total of 11 points.

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


GAME 11 • NOVEMBER 20 • GAINESVILLE, FLA.

WOFFORD

HEAD COACH MIKE AYERS

TOP RETURNEES

PASSING Mitch Allen RUSHING Mitch Allen Mike Rucker

ATT. YDS. AVG. 136 747 4.7 87 636 6.9

TD 6 6

PASSING ATT. CMP. John Brantley 48 36 RUSHING ATT. Jeff Demps 99 Chris Rainey 89

NO. YDS. AVG. 15 356 23.7 9 150 16.7

TD 4 2

NO. YDS. AVG. 24 343 14.3 21 172 12.3

TD 4 1

TACKLES Ahmad Black Will Hill

AT 34 11

UT 36 31

TT SACKS INT 70 1 1 42 1.5 0

2010 SCHEDULE

GENERAL INFORMATION

September 4.............................................at Ohio

Location:...................................Gainesville, Fla. September 4................................. Miami (OH)

2010 SCHEDULE

September 11..........at Charleston Southern

Founded:.......................................................1906 September 11.................... SOUTH FLORIDA

September 18.............................. Union (Ky.)

Enrollment:.............................................. 51,413 September 18.............................at Tennessee*

October 2.........................................Furman*

Nickname:................................................. Gators September 25...........................Kentuckuy*

October 9......................at Georgia Southern*

Colors:.....................................Blue and Orange October 2........................................at Alabama*

October 16............. Western Carolina*

Conference:... Southeastern (East Division) October 9................................................... LSU*

October 23...............................................at Elon*

President:................................. Bernie Machen October 16...................Mississippi State*

October 30..............................The Citadel*

Director of Athletics:.............. Jeremy Foley October 30...................................... vs. Georgia*

November 6.....................................at Samford*

Stadium:.....................................Ben Hill Griffin November 6.................................at Vanderbilt*

November 13........ at Appalachian State*

Capacity:............................................. 88,548 November 13................South Carolina*

November 20.................... Chattanooga*

Playing Surface:..................Natural Grass NOVEMBER 20....... APPALACHIAN STATE

Press Box Phone:......(352) 375-4683 x6100 November 27........................Florida State

2009 RESULTS Sept. 5

at South Florida.................. L, 40-7

First Year of Football:..............................1906 All-Time Record:............... 654-374-40 (.631) 2009 RESULTS

Sept. 12 Charleston SO.......... W, 42-14

Postseason Appearances:..........................37 Sept. 5

Sept. 19

at Wisconsin......................L, 44-14

Record:................................................... 18-19 Sept. 12 Troy.....................................W, 56-6

Sept. 26

at Chattanooga*................ L, 38-9

Last Appearance:................................2009 Sept. 19 Tennessee*.................... W, 23-13

Oct. 3

GA. Southern*..............L, 26-21

Result:....................W, 51-24 vs. Cincinnati Sept. 26

Oct. 17 Appalachian ST.*....L, 44-34

(Allstate Sugar Bowl) Oct. 10

Oct. 24

at Western Carolina*..... W, 35-26

Oct. 31

Elon*.................................... L, 34-6

COACHING STAFF

Nov. 7

Charleston So.............W, 62-3

at Kentucky*.......................W, 41-7 at LSU*..................................W, 13-3

Oct. 17

Arkansas*..................... W, 23-20

Oct. 24

at Mississippi State*...... W, 29-19

at The Citadel*................ W, 43-17

Head Coach:................................ Urban Meyer Oct. 31

at Georgia*....................... W, 41-17

Nov. 14

Samford*........................L, 27-24

Alma Mater:.................... Cincinnati, 1986 Nov. 7 Vanderbilt*.....................W, 27-3

Nov. 21

at Furman*.........................L, 58-21

Record at UF:..................... 57-10 (5 years) Nov. 14

Career Record:........................96-18 (.842) Nov. 21

FIU..........................................W, 62-3

Off. Coordinator/OL:.............Steve Addazio Nov. 28

Florida State.............. W, 37-10

Def. Coordinator/CB:.................Teryl Austin Dec. 5

vs. Alabama.......................L, 32-13

Wide Receivers..........................Zach Azzanni Jan 1

vs. Cincinnati................... W, 51-24

SERIES NOTES

Running Backs:.......................... Stan Drayton Linebackers/Special Teams:.....D.J. Durkin

at South Carolina*......... W, 24-14

SERIES NOTES • The regular-season finale pits the

• Wofford returns to Kidd Brewer

Co-Def. Coord./Safeties:...... Chuck Heater

Stadium for the first time since No.

Quarterbacks:............................. Scot Loeffler

winners of five of the last 10 NCAA

2 Appalachian demolished the No. 3

Asst. HC/Defense/DL:.......... Dan McCarney

Division I football national champion-

Terriers, 70-24, in front of a KBS-record

Tight Ends/Fullbacks:................ Brian White

ships. ASU won Division I FCS (Football Championship Subdivision — formerly

30,931 and a national television audience on ESPN2 on Halloween night in

TEAM INFORMATION

Division I-AA) titles in 2005, ‘06 and ‘07

2008.

2009 Record:.................................................13-1

and Florida claimed Bowl Champion-

2009 SEC Record (Finish):......8-0 (1st-East)

ship Series titles in 2006 and ‘08.

• Prior to Wofford slipping to 3-8 last were the SoCon’s top two squads in consecutive years. The teams shared

Basic Offense:.......................................Multiple

• Appalachian has a history of success

Basic Defense:......................................Multiple

against FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision

Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.........42/26

— formerly Division I-A) competition,

Starters Returning/Lost:......................13/15

with seven wins over FBS opponents

the conference title in 2007 and fin-

Offense:......................................................6/5

ished one-two in the standings in ‘08.

Defense:.....................................................5/6

Specialists:................................................2/4

Wofford in Boone. The Terriers have come out on top at Kidd Brewer Stadium just once since 1970, a 26-19 win that spoiled ASU’s homecoming in 2002.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

SERIES HISTORY Series Record:................................................0-0

In Boone:...................................................N/A

In Gainesville:.........................................N/A

Last Meeting:................................................N/A

at No. 5 Michigan in the 2007 season opener that made ASU the only FCS team to ever defeat a nationally ranked FBS opponent. • ASU is 1-11 all-time vs. current members of the SEC. Its only win was a 39-34 victory at South Carolina in 1975.

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

THE UNIVERSITY

• Appalachian is 11-2 all-time versus

since 1983. Most notable is a 34-32 win

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

season, the Mountaineers and Terriers

Final National Ranking:............. No. 3 (FBS)

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

Oct. 17, 2009 (Spartanburg, S.C.)

RECEIVING Deonte Thompson Omarius Hines

RECORD BOOK

SR. CENTER MIKE POUNCEY

TD 7 5

2009 IN REVIEW

Last Meeting:.................ASU 44, Wofford 34

TT SACKS INT 74 0 1 69 4 0

YDS. AVG. 763 7.5 595 6.5

2010 OPPONENTS

SERIES HISTORY Series Record:......................ASU leads 16-10 In Boone:.............................ASU leads 11-2 In Spartanburg:......... Wofford leads 5-8

AT 29 29

TD 7

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Record:...................................................3-8 2009 SoCon Record (Finish):..... 2-6 (t-7th) Final National Ranking:...........................N/A Basic Offense:.................................. Wingbone Basic Defense:................................Multiple 50 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.........49/12 Starters Returning/Lost:........................ 20/5 Offense:......................................................9/2 Defense:.....................................................9/2 Specialists:................................................2/1

UT 45 40

INT. YDS. 0 410

COACHES & STAFF

COACHING STAFF Head Coach:.....................................Mike Ayers Alma Mater:......Georgetown (Ky.), 1974 Record at WC:.........144-104-1 (22 years) Career Record:.......155-125-2 (25 years) Off. Coordinator/QB:..................Wade Lang Def. Coordinator:........................Nate Woody Cornerbacks:............................. James Adams Running Backs:...................... Aaron Johnson Wide Receivers:.............................Shiel Wood Outside Linebackers:............ Nathan Fuqua Defensive Backs:........................... Terry Lantz Offensive Line:................................... Eric Nash Asst. Offensive Line:........ Peter Kalinowski DL/Recruiting Coord.:.............Jack Teachey

TOP RETURNEES

TD 7

SEASON OUTLOOK

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:...............................Spartanburg, S.C. Founded:.......................................................1854 Enrollment:.................................................1,450 Nickname:................................................Terriers Colors:................................ Old Gold and Black Conference:.........................................Southern President:................. Dr. Benjamin B. Dunlap Director of Athletics:....... Richard Johnson Stadium:......................................................Gibbs Capacity:............................................. 13,000 Playing Surface:..................Natural Grass Press Box Phone:............ (864) 597-4487 First Year of Football:..............................1909 All-Time Record:............... 463-469-36 (.497) Postseason Appearances:.................. Seven Record:........................................................4-7 Last Appearance:................................2008 Result:...........L, 35-38 vs. James Madison (NCAA Division I First Round)

TACKLES Tommy Irvin K. Thompson

HEAD COACH URBAN MEYER

ATT. CMP. INT. YDS. 78 34 6 605

RECEIVING Brenton Bersin Devin Reed

SR. RUNNING BACK MIKE RUCKER

FLORIDA

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

GAME 10 • NOVEMBER 13 • BOONE, N.C.

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INTRO & MEDIA INFO SEASON OUTLOOK COACHES & STAFF 2010 MOUNTAINEERS 2010 OPPONENTS 2009 IN REVIEW

Year 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

CHATTANOOGA

JACKSONVILLE

34th MEETING • APPALACHIAN LEADS 23-10

2nd MEETING • APPALACHIAN LEADS 1-0

Date Sept. 17 Oct. 7 Oct. 6 Sept. 20 Sept. 19 Nov. 6 Oct. 8 Nov. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 11 Oct. 24 Nov. 12 Oct. 28 Oct. 27 Sept. 28 Oct. 31 Oct. 30 Oct. 29 Oct. 28 Nov. 2 Nov. 1 Oct. 31 Oct. 30 Oct. 28 Oct. 27 Nov. 2 Nov. 1 Oct. 30 Oct. 29 Oct. 7 Nov. 17 Nov. 8 Nov. 7

Site Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C.

Score L, 7-14 L, 14-72 L, 21-24 L, 7-14 W, 31-14 L, 7-50 L, 9-30 L, 20-21 W, 25-0 W, 20-15 W, 17-3 L, 24-28 W, 41-7 W, 23-17 W, 42-7 W, 37-13 W, 39-14 W, 30-16 W, 31-18 W, 20-6 W, 41-7 W, 28-7 W, 62-14 L, 27-30 W, 51-14 W, 20-17 W, 47-7 L, 56-59 W, 35-25 W, 56-21 W, 37-17 W, 49-7 W, 35-20

ASU Coach Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield, 0-3 Mike Working Mike Working Mike Working, 1-2 Mack Brown, 0-1 Sparky Woods Sparky Woods Sparky Woods Sparky Woods Sparky Woods, 3-2 Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore, 19-2

SERIES INFORMATION Most Appalachian Points:.................................................................................. 62, 1999 Most Chattanooga Points:................................................................................. 72, 1978 Fewest Appalachian Points:.............................................................................. 7, 1977, ‘80, ‘82 Fewest Chattanooga Points:............................................................................. 0, 1985 Largest Appalachian Margin of Victory:..................................................... 48 (62-14), 1999 Largest Chattanooga Margin of Victory:.................................................... 58 (72-14), 1978 Longest Appalachian Winning Streak:........................................................ 11 (1989-1999) Longest Chattanooga Winning Streak:....................................................... 4 (1977-80) Appalachian vs. Chattanooga in Boone:.................................................... 14-3 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 14-3 Appalachian vs. Chattanooga in Chattanooga:...................................... 9-7 at Finley Stadium:...................................................................................... 4-2 Appalachian vs. all opponents at Finley Stadium:................................. 7-2

Year 2008

Date Sept. 6

Site Boone, N.C.

Score W, 56-7

ASU Coach Jerry Moore, 1-0

SERIES INFORMATION Most Appalachian Points:.................................................................................. 56, 2008 Most Jacksonville Points:................................................................................... 7, 2008 Fewest Appalachian Points:.............................................................................. 56, 2008 Fewest Jacksonville Points:............................................................................... 7, 2008 Largest Appalachian Margin of Victory:..................................................... 49 (56-7), 2008 Largest Jacksonville Margin of Victory:...................................................... N/A Longest Appalachian Winning Streak:........................................................ 1 (2008-pres.) Longest Jacksonville Winning Streak:......................................................... N/A Appalachian vs. Jacksonville in Boone:...................................................... 1-0 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 1-0 Appalachian vs. Jacksonville in Jacksonville:.......................................... 0-0 at D.B. Milne Field:.................................................................................... 0-0

NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL 2nd MEETING • APPALACHIAN LEADS 1-0 Year 2009

Date Oct. 10

Site Boone, N.C.

Score W, 55-21

ASU Coach Jerry Moore, 1-0

SERIES INFORMATION Most Appalachian Points:.................................................................................. 55, 2009 Most N.C. Central Points:.................................................................................... 21, 2009 Fewest Appalachian Points:.............................................................................. 55, 2009 Fewest N.C. Central Points:................................................................................ 21, 2009 Largest Appalachian Margin of Victory:..................................................... 34 (55-21), 2009 Largest N.C. Central Margin of Victory:....................................................... N/A Longest Appalachian Winning Streak:........................................................ 1 (2009-pres.) Longest N.C. Central Winning Streak:.......................................................... N/A Appalachian vs. N.C. Central in Boone:....................................................... 1-0 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 1-0 Appalachian vs. N.C. Central in Durham:.................................................... 0-0 at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium:................................................................. 0-0

SAMFORD 5th MEETING • APPALACHIAN LEADS 3-1 Year 1969 1970 2008 2009

Date Nov. 15 Nov. 7 Oct. 11 Sept. 26

Site Birmingham, Ala. Boone, N.C. Birmingham, Ala. Boone, N.C.

Score W, 49-36 L, 35-42 W, 35-24 W, 20-7

ASU Coach Carl Messere Carl Messere, 1-1 Jerry Moore Jerry Moore, 2-0

SERIES INFORMATION Most Appalachian Points:.................................................................................. 49, 1969 Most Samford Points:........................................................................................... 42, 1970 Fewest Appalachian Points:.............................................................................. 35, 1970, 2008 Fewest Samford Points:...................................................................................... 24, 2008 Largest Appalachian Margin of Victory: 13 (49-36), 1969; (20-7), 2009) Largest Samford Margin of Victory:.............................................................. 7 (42-35), 1970 Longest Appalachian Winning Streak:........................................................ 2 (2008-pres.) Longest Samford Winning Streak:................................................................. 1 (1970) Appalachian vs. Samford in Boone:.............................................................. 1-1 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 1-1 Appalachian vs. Samford in Birmingham:................................................. 2-0 at Seibert Stadium:................................................................................... 2-0

THE UNIVERSITY

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

RECORD BOOK

ALL-TIME SERIES vs. 2010 OPPONENTS

80

Appalachian opens the 2010 season at the site of its greatest triumphs — Chattanooga’s Finley Stadium, where ASU won national championships in 2005, ‘06 and ‘07.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


THE CITADEL

39th MEETING • APPALACHIAN LEADS 28-9-1

39th MEETING • APPALACHIAN LEADS 27-11 Date Sept. 16 Oct. 27 Oct. 26 Nov. 1 Oct. 30 Nov. 12 Oct. 21 Sept. 29 Sept. 13 Sept. 26 Oct. 2 Sept. 24 Oct. 27 Sept. 21 Sept. 27 Nov. 14 Sept. 3 Sept. 16 Sept. 29 Nov. 2 Oct. 3 Sept. 25 Sept. 24 Nov. 18 Sept. 28 Sept. 27 Sept. 26 Sept. 25 Sept. 23 Sept. 22 Sept. 28 Sept. 27 Sept. 18 Sept. 24 Nov. 4 Nov. 3 Oct. 4 Oct. 3

Site Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Charleston, S.C. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C.

Score L, 21-28 W, 31-6 L, 17-28 W, 22-17 W, 31-13 L, 20-28 W, 42-14 L, 23-24 W, 17-14 L, 20-34 W, 48-22 W, 27-16 L, 5-21 W, 14-3 W, 33-10 W, 27-17 W, 38-14 L, 13-23 W, 27-9 L, 10-17 L, 0-25 L, 14-27 W, 56-14 W, 28-24 W, 34-20 W, 40-15 W, 26-11 W, 51-0 W, 61-14 W, 8-6 W, 37-28 L, 21-24 W, 28-21 W, 45-13 W, 42-13 W, 45-24 W, 47-21 W, 30-27 (OT)

ASU Coach Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield, 4-4 Mike Working Mike Working Mike Working, 2-1 Mack Brown, 1-0 Sparky Woods Sparky Woods Sparky Woods Sparky Woods Sparky Woods, 4-1 Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore, 16-5

SERIES INFORMATION Most Appalachian Points:.................................................................................. 61, 2000 Most Citadel Points:.............................................................................................. 34, 1987 Fewest Appalachian Points:.............................................................................. 0, 1992 Fewest Citadel Points:.......................................................................................... 0, 1999 Largest Appalachian Margin of Victory:..................................................... 51 (51-0), 1999 Largest Citadel Margin of Victory:................................................................. 25 (25-0), 1992 Longest Appalachian Winning Streak:........................................................ 9 (1994-2002) Longest Citadel Winning Streak:.................................................................... 3 (1991-93) Appalachian vs. The Citadel in Boone:........................................................ 16-3 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 16-3 Appalachian vs. The Citadel in Charleston:............................................... 11-8 at Johnson Hagood Stadium:.............................................................. 11-8

RECORD BOOK

SERIES INFORMATION Most Appalachian Points:.................................................................................. 70, 1968 Most Elon Points:.................................................................................................... 28, 1964 Fewest Appalachian Points:.............................................................................. 0, 1940 Fewest Elon Points:................................................................................................ 0, Seven times Largest Appalachian Margin of Victory:..................................................... 44 (70-26), 1968 Largest Elon Margin of Victory:....................................................................... 21 (27-6), 1941; (28-7), 1965 Longest Appalachian Winning Streak:........................................................ 14 (1965-Pres.) Longest Elon Winning Streak:.......................................................................... 2 (Four times) Appalachian vs. Elon in Boone:....................................................................... 13-4-1 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 7-1 Appalachian vs. Elon in Elon:........................................................................... 15-5 at Rhodes Stadium:................................................................................... 4-0

Year 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

2009 IN REVIEW

ASU Coach Kidd Brewer Kidd Brewer, 1-1 Flucie Stewart R.W. Watkins R.W. Watkins, 0-2 Flucie Stewart, 2-0 E.C. Duggins E.C. Duggins E.C. Duggins E.C. Duggins Press Mull, 0-1 E.C. Duggins E.C. Duggins E.C. Duggins E.C. Duggins, 6-1-1 Bob Broome Bob Broome Bob Broome, 1-2 Bob Breitenstein, 1-0 Jim Duncan Jim Duncan Jim Duncan Jim Duncan Jim Duncan, 3-2 Carl Messere Carl Messere Carl Messere Carl Messere Carl Messere Carl Messere, 6-0 Jim Brakefield, 1-0 Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore, 7-0

2010 OPPONENTS

Score W, 31-0 L, 6-7 W, 7-6 L, 0-7 L, 6-27 W, 40-0 W, 21-13 W, 33-13 W, 14-0 T, 14-14 L, 6-20 L, 7-13 W, 21-19 W, 20-6 W, 19-0 L, 7-19 L, 6-21 W, 32-20 W, 19-8 W, 33-13 W, 23-0 W, 27-12 L, 13-16 L, 7-28 W, 9-0 W, 8-2 W, 34-13 W, 70-26 W, 26-20 W, 21-0 W, 14-10 W, 34-12 W, 48-7 W, 52-14 W, 45-21 W, 49-32 W, 24-16 W, 27-10

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

Site Boone, N.C. Elon, N.C. Elon, N.C. Boone, N.C. Elon, N.C. Boone, N.C. Elon, N.C. Boone, N.C. Elon, N.C. Boone, N.C. Elon, N.C. Boone, N.C. Elon, N.C. Boone, N.C. Elon, N.C. Boone, N.C. Elon, N.C. Boone, N.C. Elon, N.C. Boone, N.C. Elon, N.C. Boone, N.C. Elon, N.C. Boone, N.C. Elon, N.C. Boone, N.C. Elon, N.C. Boone, N.C. Elon, N.C. Boone, N.C. Elon, N.C. Elon, N.C. Boone, N.C. Elon, N.C. Boone, N.C. Elon, N.C. Boone, N.C. Elon, N.C.

COACHES & STAFF

Date Oct. 23 Oct. 22 Nov. 3 Oct. 4 Nov. 27 Sept. 28 Oct. 4 Oct. 1 Sept. 30 Sept. 23 Sept. 29 Sept. 28 Oct. 4 Sept. 25 Sept. 21 Sept. 22 Oct. 5 Oct. 4 Oct. 3 Oct. 1 Sept. 30 Sept. 29 Oct. 5 Oct. 3 Oct. 2 Oct. 1 Sept. 30 Oct. 5 Oct. 4 Oct. 3 Nov. 20 Nov. 8 Nov. 6 Nov. 19 Sept. 30 Sept. 29 Nov. 15 Nov. 14

SEASON OUTLOOK

Year 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

ELON

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

ALL-TIME SERIES vs. 2010 OPPONENTS

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON HISTORY & TRADITIONS

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

Last September, Brian Quick hauled in a 74-yard touchdown pass from Armanti Edwards with 4:28 remaining in regulation to tie The Citadel at 27-27. The Mountaineers went on to claim their sixth-straight win over the Bulldogs in overtime.

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

THE UNIVERSITY

Appalachian hammered Elon, 27-10, last November to extend its winning streak versus the Phoenix to 14 games and, more importantly, clinch its fifth-straight Southern Conference championship.

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ALL-TIME SERIES vs. 2010 OPPONENTS WESTERN CAROLINA 75th MEETING • APPALACHIAN LEADS 54-18-1 Year 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975

Date Nov. 5 Oct. 13 Oct. 12 Oct. 26 Oct. 17 Nov. 6 Oct. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 11 Oct. 11 Nov. 9 Nov. 1 Sept. 25 Sept. 24 Sept. 16 Sept. 22 Sept. 21 Sept. 27 Sept. 19 Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 24 Sept. 25 Sept. 26 Sept. 24 Sept. 23 Sept. 22 Sept. 28 Sept. 26 Sept. 25 Sept. 24 Sept. 23 Sept. 28 Sept. 27 Sept. 26 Sept. 25 Nov. 18 Sept. 22 Sept. 28 Nov. 15

1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Oct. 2 Nov. 19 Nov. 18 Sept. 22 Nov. 1 Nov. 21 Nov. 20 Nov. 19 Oct. 6 Nov. 9 Aug. 30 Nov. 21 Nov. 5 Nov. 18 Oct. 20 Nov. 16 Nov. 21 Nov. 13 Nov. 12 Nov. 11 Nov. 16 Nov. 15 Nov. 21 Nov. 13 Nov. 11 Nov. 10 Nov. 16 Nov. 15 Nov. 13 Nov. 12 Nov. 11 Nov. 10 Nov. 22 Nov. 21

Site Score Boone, N.C. W, 20-0 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 15-0 Boone, N.C. W, 6-0 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 12-0 Boone, N.C. W, 20-2 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 14-0 Boone, N.C. W, 27-0 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 54-7 Boone, N.C. W, 40-8 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 35-0 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 42-6 Boone, N.C. W, 20-0 Asheville, N.C. W, 14-13 Boone, N.C. L, 6-13 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 13-6 Boone, N.C. W, 26-6 Asheville, N.C. W, 20-12 Boone, N.C. W, 7-0 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 27-7 Boone, N.C. L, 6-7 Asheville, N.C. W, 19-7 Boone, N.C. W, 25-0 Cullowhee, N.C. L, 22-32 Boone, N.C. W, 14-12 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 22-6 Asheville, N.C. W, 25-12 Asheville, N.C. T, 6-6 Boone, N.C. W, 14-3 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 27-10 Boone, N.C. L, 0-7 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 35-33 Boone, N.C. L, 0-21 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 28-14 Boone, N.C. L, 7-35 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 17-10 Boone, N.C. L, 0-26 Cullowhee, N.C. L, 21-35 Cullowhee, N.C. L, 14-23 Boone, N.C. L, 17-21 Cullowhee, N.C. L, 11-20 — OLD MOUNTAIN JUG ERA — Boone, N.C. W, 24-17 Cullowhee, N.C. L, 14-44 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 39-13 Boone, N.C. W, 35-27 Boone, N.C. W, 27-24 Cullowhee, N.C. L, 10-21 Boone, N.C. L, 24-26 Cullowhee, N.C. L, 15-41 Boone, N.C. L, 7-34 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 27-14 Boone, N.C. W, 17-13 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 33-13 Boone, N.C. W, 42-21 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 31-20 Boone, N.C. W, 27-9 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 24-14 Boone, N.C. W, 14-12 Boone, N.C. W, 20-16 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 12-7 Boone, N.C. W, 28-3 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 24-17 Boone, N.C. W, 13-7 Cullowhee, N.C. L, 6-23 Boone, N.C. W, 34-10 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 35-28 Boone, N.C. W, 34-24 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 24-14 Boone, N.C. W, 26-18 Cullowhee, N.C. L, 27-30 Boone, N.C. W, 35-7 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 31-9 Boone, N.C. W, 79-35 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 35-10 Boone, N.C. W, 19-14

ASU Coach C.B. Johnson, 1-0 Eugene Garbee Eugene Garbee, 2-0 Kidd Brewer Kidd Brewer Kidd Brewer Kidd Brewer, 4-0 Flucie Stewart R.W. Watkins R.W. Watkins, 2-0 Flucie Stewart, 2-0 E.C. Duggins E.C. Duggins E.C. Duggins E.C. Duggins Press Mull, 1-0 E.C. Duggins E.C. Duggins E.C. Duggins E.C. Duggins, 6-2 Bob Broome Bob Broome Bob Broome, 2-1 Bob Breitenstein, 1-0 Jim Duncan Jim Duncan Jim Duncan Jim Duncan Jim Duncan, 4-0-1 Carl Messere Carl Messere Carl Messere Carl Messere Carl Messere Carl Messere, 3-3 Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield, 3-6 Mike Working Mike Working Mike Working, 1-2 Mack Brown, 0-1 Sparky Woods Sparky Woods Sparky Woods Sparky Woods Sparky Woods, 4-1 Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore, 19-2

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

SERIES INFORMATION Most Appalachian Points:.................................................................................. 79, 2007 Most Western Carolina Points:......................................................................... 44, 1977 Fewest Appalachian Points:.............................................................................. 0, Three times Fewest Western Carolina Points:.................................................................... 0, 10 times Largest Appalachian Margin of Victory:..................................................... 47 (54-7), 1939 Largest Western Carolina Margin of Victory:............................................ 30 (44-14), 1977 Longest Appalachian Winning Streak:........................................................ 13 (1932-48; 1985-97) Longest Western Carolina Winning Streak:............................................... 5 (1971-75) Appalachian vs. Western Carolina in Boone:............................................ 27-9 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 17-7 Appalachian vs. Western Carolina in Cullowhee:................................... 14-9 at E.J. Whitmire Stadium:....................................................................... 11-6 Appalachian vs. Western Carolina in Asheville:...................................... 4-0-1 ASU vs. WCU — Old Mountain Jug era (1976-pres.):............................ 27-7

ASU has defeated archrival Western Carolina in the Battle for the Old Mountain Jug 23 times in the past 25 years.

FURMAN 41st MEETING • APPALACHIAN TRAILS 16-21-3 Year 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Date Sept. 11 Sept. 30 Sept. 15 Nov. 2 Sept. 27 Oct. 9 Oct. 22 Sept. 30 Oct. 20 Oct. 25 Oct. 10 Sept. 18 Oct. 22 Oct. 20 Oct. 26 Oct. 25 Oct. 17 Oct. 15 Oct. 14 Oct. 13 Oct. 19 Oct. 24 Oct. 9 Oct. 8 Oct. 7 Oct. 12 Oct. 11 Oct. 10 Oct. 9 Oct. 7 Oct. 6 Oct. 12 Oct. 11 Oct. 9 Oct. 8 Dec. 10 Oct. 28 Oct. 26 Oct. 25 Oct. 31

Site Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C.

Score T, 0-0 L, 17-20 L, 0-17 W, 27-3 L, 23-30 T, 14-14 L, 20-28 L, 34-52 L, 17-31 L, 20-21 L, 18-22 L, 21-27 L, 0-49 W, 21-14 L, 7-21 T, 17-17 W, 16-8 L, 9-24 L, 6-31 L, 7-30 W, 26-23 (OT) L, 13-16 L, 21-27 W, 30-6 W, 41-28 L, 14-20 L, 22-24 W, 26-13 L, 21-35 W, 18-17 L, 22-28 W, 16-15 W, 13-10 W, 30-29 L, 31-34 W, 29-23 W, 40-7 W, 34-27 W, 26-14 W, 52-27

ASU Coach Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield, 1-6-2 Mike Working Mike Working Mike Working, 0-3 Mack Brown, 0-1 Sparky Woods Sparky Woods Sparky Woods Sparky Woods Sparky Woods, 2-2-1 Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Morre Jerry Moore Jerry Moore, 13-9

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

FIRST MEETING

In one of the signature plays of his illustrious career, Armanti Edwards dove into the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the one yard line with 2:36 remaining to provide the winning points in Appalachian’s 37-36 win at Georgia Southern on Oct. 18, 2008.

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

THE UNIVERSITY

SERIES INFORMATION Most Appalachian Points:.................................................................................. 59, 1939 Most Georgia Southern Points:....................................................................... 54, 2004 Fewest Appalachian Points:.............................................................................. 0, 1932, ‘35 Fewest Georgia Southern Points:................................................................... 0, 1935, ‘36, ‘39, ‘87 Largest Appalachian Margin of Victory:..................................................... 59 (59-0), 1939 Largest Georgia Southern Margin of Victory:.......................................... 47 (54-7), 2004 Longest Appalachian Winning Streak:........................................................ 3 (1936-87; ‘95-’97) Longest Georgia Southern Winning Streak:............................................. 4 (2000-02) Appalachian vs. Georgia Southern in Boone:.......................................... 9-4-1 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 7-3 Appalachian vs. Georgia Southern in Statesboro:................................. 4-7 at Paulson Stadium:................................................................................. 3-6

FLORIDA

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

ASU Coach C.B. Johnson, 0-1 Eugene Garbee Eugene Garbee, 1-1 Kidd Brewer Kidd Brewer, 1-0-1 Flucie Stewart, 1-0 Sparky Woods, 1-0 Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore, 9-9

SERIES INFORMATION Most Appalachian Points:.................................................................................. 70, 2008 Most Wofford Points:............................................................................................ 42, 2007 Fewest Appalachian Points:.............................................................................. 10, 1964 Fewest Wofford Points:........................................................................................ 0, 1964, ‘76 Largest Appalachian Margin of Victory:..................................................... 46 (70-24), 2008 Largest Wofford Margin of Victory:............................................................... 24 (37-13), 1970 Longest Appalachian Winning Streak:........................................................ 8 (1973-2001) Longest Wofford Winning Streak:.................................................................. 3 (1969-71) Appalachian vs. Wofford in Boone:............................................................... 11-2 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 11-2 Appalachian vs. Wofford in Spartanburg:.................................................. 5-8 at Gibbs Stadium:...................................................................................... 5-2

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

Score L, 0-33 L, 13-22 W, 7-6 T, 0-0 W, 27-0 W, 59-0 W, 19-0 L, 28-34 L, 31-34 W, 27-17 W, 35-28 W, 24-12 L, 24-37 W, 17-16 L, 28-34 L, 18-27 L, 24-38 L, 20-36 W, 28-21 L, 7-54 W, 24-7 W, 27-20 (2OT) L, 35-38 W, 37-36 W, 52-16

ASU Coach Jim Duncan Jim Duncan Jim Duncan, 1-2 Carl Messere Carl Messere Carl Messere Carl Messere Carl Messere Carl Messere, 2-4 Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield, 3-1 Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore, 10-3

RECORD BOOK

Site Statesboro, Ga. Boone, N.C. Statesboro, Ga. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Statesboro, Ga. Boone, N.C. Statesboro, Ga. Boone, N.C. Statesboro, Ga. Boone, N.C. Statesboro, Ga. Boone, N.C. Statesboro, Ga. Statesboro, Ga Boone, N.C. Statesboro, Ga. Boone, N.C. Statesboro, Ga. Boone, N.C. Statesboro, Ga. Boone, N.C.

Score L, 14-23 L, 14-21 W, 10-0 L, 14-22 W, 14-12 L, 24-27 W, 47-28 L, 21-35 L, 13-37 L, 16-26 W, 28-21 W, 42-0 W, 35-14 W, 26-21 W, 31-6 W, 21-20 W, 42-16 W, 34-23 L, 19-26 L, 14-24 W, 38-17 W, 49-17 W, 14-7 L, 31-42 W, 70-24 W, 44-34

2009 IN REVIEW

Date Nov. 25 Oct. 25 Nov. 15 Nov. 9 Oct. 24 Nov. 17 Dec. 5 Oct. 16 Oct. 15 Oct. 14 Oct. 19 Oct. 18 Oct. 17 Oct. 16 Oct. 14 Oct. 13 Dec. 8 Oct. 19 Oct. 18 Oct. 16 Oct. 15 Oct. 21 Oct. 20 Oct. 18 Oct. 24

Site Spartanburg, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Boone, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Boone, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Boone, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Boone, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Boone, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Boone, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Boone, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Boone, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Boone, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Boone, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C.

2010 OPPONENTS

Year 1932 1934 1935 1936 1939 1987 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Date Nov. 12 Sept. 14 Oct. 31 Oct. 30 Oct. 29 Oct. 28 Nov. 2 Nov. 1 Nov. 14 Oct. 30 Oct. 20 Sept. 25 Sept. 9 Oct. 25 Oct. 24 Oct. 23 Oct. 21 Oct. 20 Oct. 26 Oct. 25 Oct. 23 Oct. 22 Oct. 14 Sept. 22 Oct. 31 Oct. 17

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

26th MEETING • APPALACHIAN LEADS 13-11-1

Year 1960 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1973 1976 1978 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

COACHES & STAFF

GEORGIA SOUTHERN

27th MEETING • APPALACHIAN LEADS 16-10

SEASON OUTLOOK

Playing each other for the second time in two months in the 2005 NCAA Division I-AA national semifinals, ASU sealed a 29-23 win over Furman when Jason Hunter forced a fumble by FU’s Ingle Martin in the waning seconds of the ballgame. Hunter and Martin went on to be teammates on the Green Bay Packers in 2005 and ‘06.

WOFFORD

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

ALL-TIME SERIES vs. 2010 OPPONENTS SERIES INFORMATION Most Appalachian Points:.................................................................................. 52, 2009 Most Furman Points:............................................................................................ 52, 1978 Fewest Appalachian Points:.............................................................................. 0, 1971, ‘73, ‘83 Fewest Furman Points:........................................................................................ 0, 1971 Largest Appalachian Margin of Victory:..................................................... 33 (40-7), 2006 Largest Furman Margin of Victory:............................................................... 49 (49-0), 1983 Longest Appalachian Winning Streak:........................................................ 5 (2005-pres.) Longest Furman Winning Streak:................................................................... 7 (1977-83) Appalachian vs. Furman in Boone:................................................................ 10-8-2 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 10-8-2 Appalachian vs. Furman in Greenville:........................................................ 6-13-1 at Paladin Stadium:.................................................................................. 6-9

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ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS vs. ALL OPPONENTS Opponent

First Meeting

Last Meeting

Arkansas-Monticello

1-0

1-0

67-0, Sept. 27, 1941

67-0, Sept. 27, 1941

Atlantic Christian

5-0

2-0

3-0

61-12, Oct. 18, 1930

34-7, Nov. 11, 1950

Atlantic

1-0

1-0

6-0, Nov. 8, 1930

6-0, Nov. 8, 1930

Auburn

0-1

0-1

15-22, Sept. 4, 1999

15-22, Sept. 4, 1999

Ball State

0-2

0-1

0-1

7-20, Oct. 23, 1976

7-38, Oct. 29, 1977

Belmont Abbey

1-1

1-0

0-1

0-13, Nov. 24, 1928

28-0, Nov. 9, 1929

Bluefield (Va.)

0-2

0-2

0-44, Nov. 9, 1928

7-12, Oct. 19, 1929

COACHES & STAFF 2010 MOUNTAINEERS 2010 OPPONENTS 2009 IN REVIEW RECORD BOOK

PostSeason

1-0

1-0

49-0, Oct. 23, 1971

49-0, Oct. 23, 1971

2-0

6-0, Nov. 23, 1929

27-0, Nov. 27, 1930

14-17, Dec. 3, 1994

14-17, Dec. 3, 1994

0-1

0-1

0-1

Bowden

0-0-1

0-0-1

6-6, Nov. 14, 1931

6-6, Nov. 14, 1931

Campbell

1-0

1-0

20-6, Sept. 19, 1931

20-6, Sept. 19, 1931

Camp Davis

0-0-1

0-0-1

13-13, Oct. 3, 1942

13-13, Oct. 3, 1942

Carson-Newman

11-3-3

5-1-1

5-2-2

0-0, Sept. 30, 1929

15-14, Oct. 24, 1970

Catawba

22-14-3

10-5-2

8-8

0-0, Oct. 7, 1929

31-20, Nov. 11, 1989

1-2

0-1

1-1

12-21, Nov. 19, 1949

26-6, Nov. 15, 1953

Chattanooga

23-10

14-3

9-7

7-14, Sept. 17, 1977

35-20, Nov. 7, 2009

The Citadel

27-11

16-3

11-8

21-28, Sept. 16, 1972

30-27 (OT), Oct. 3, 2009

0-4

7-40, Sept. 1, 1984

12-23, Sept. 6, 1997

30-3, Sept. 17, 2005

45-28, Nov. 25, 2006

1-0 4-1-1

1-0

Clemson

0-4

Coastal Carolina

2-0

2-0

Concord

2-1

2-0

0-1

25-0, Nov. 21, 1931

13-26, Nov. 1, 1934

Cumberland (Tenn.)

3-1

1-1

2-0

7-26, Oct. 12, 1935

22-0, Nov. 26, 1938

5-0-1

3-0

Delaware East Carolina

1-0-1

1-0

1-0 1-0

1-0

63-6, Oct. 4, 1986

49-21, Dec. 14, 2007

49-21, Dec. 14, 2007

21-0, Dec. 1, 1932

24-29, Sept. 5, 2009

8-3 17-7

14-6-1

1-1

6-9, Nov. 31, 1928

21-7, Oct. 4, 2003

Eastern Kentucky

8-3

5-0

3-3

0-1

14-28, Nov. 13, 1971

24-16, Sept. 3, 2005

Eastern Wshington

1-0

1-0

38-35, Dec. 1, 2007

38-35, Dec. 1, 2007

Edinboro (Pa.)

1-0 28-9-1

Emory & Henry

14-6

Erskine

2-1-1

1-0

35-10, Oct. 2, 1971

19-11

Elon

10-8

1-0

32-14-1

East Tennessee State

1-0 13-4-1

41-0, Sept. 20, 1969 20-0, Nov. 3, 1951

Florida

Nov. 20, 2010

—

0-1

29-44, Nov. 27, 1999

29-44, Nov. 27, 1999

1-0

0-0, Sept. 11, 1971

52-27, Oct. 31, 2009

Gardner-Webb Georgia Southern

0-1

0-1

16-21-3

10-8-2

5-0

4-0

13-11-1

9-4-1

6-13-1

0-1

27-10, Nov. 14, 2009

19-0, Nov. 8, 1947

0-1

9-0

44-7, Sept. 9, 1995

31-0, Oct. 23, 1937 7-13, Sept. 22, 1933

Florida A&M

5-5

15-5

44-7, Sept. 9, 1995

2-1-1

Furman

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

Neutral

2-0

Davidson

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

Road

Boiling Springs

Charleston (W.Va.)

THE UNIVERSITY

Home

Bluefield State (W.Va.) Boise State

84

Overall

1-0

21-17, Oct. 15, 1983

45-7, Oct. 6, 2007

4-7

0-33, Nov. 25, 1932

52-16, Oct. 24, 2009

1-1

Glenville State (W.Va.)

0-2

0-2

6-25, Nov. 26, 1931

7-14, Oct. 6, 1933

Guilford

21-4

8-3

0-1

52-0, Oct. 10, 1936

35-27, Sept. 19, 1970 40-17, Aug. 30, 2003

13-0

Hawaii

0-1

0-1

40-17, Aug. 30, 2003

High Point

11-4

7-2

4-2

6-13, Nov. 15, 1930

35-0, Oct. 14, 1950

Jacksonville

1-0

1-0

56-7, Sept. 6, 2008

56-7, Sept. 6, 2008

James Madison

12-4

7-2

34-6, Sept. 6, 1980

32-35, Sept. 20, 2008

Kansas

0-1

0-1

8-36, Sept. 10, 2005

8-36, Sept. 10, 2005

King

4-2

3-2

1-0

7-18, Sept. 27, 1930

2-15, Oct. 4, 1941

Lafayette

1-0

1-0

34-23, Nov. 26, 2005

34-23, Nov. 26, 2005

Langley Field

0-1

Lees-McRae

1-0

Lenoir-Rhyne

5-2

2-0

1-0

0-1

3-6, Oct. 30, 1931

3-6, Oct. 30, 1931

1-0

52-0, Nov. 3, 1928

52-0, Nov. 3, 1928

23-19-4

12-7-1

Liberty

7-2

5-2

11-11-3

0-1

6-0, Sept. 26, 1931

48-7, Sept. 8, 2007

2-0

24-6, Oct. 10, 1987

29-22, Sept. 21, 2002

Lincoln Memorial

1-0

LSU

0-2

Maine

0-1

0-1

Mars Hill

1-0

1-0

Marshall

14-8

8-3

Maryville

1-1-1

1-0

34-0, Sept. 20, 1930

34-0, Sept. 20, 1930

0-2

0-24, Nov. 5, 2005

13-41, Aug. 30, 2008

13-14, Nov. 30, 2002

13-14, Nov. 30, 2002

6-5

0-1 0-1

1-1-1

Massachusetts

1-0

McNeese State

0-1

1-0

1-0

0-1

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

41-0, Sept. 16, 2006

41-0, Sept. 16, 2006

28-20, Oct. 1, 1977

17-50, Aug. 31, 2002

6-6, Nov. 6, 1931

20-6, Nov. 14, 1942

28-17, Dec. 15, 2006

28-17, Dec. 15, 2007

35, 40, Sept. 12, 2009

35-40, Sept. 12, 2009

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Overall

Home

Road

Neutral

PostSeason

First Meeting

Last Meeting

34-32, Sept. 1, 2007

34-32, Sept. 1, 2007

18-7, Sept. 14, 1974

10-35, Nov. 28, 1992

13-0, Sept. 29, 1933

27-0, Nov. 15, 1947

1-0

Middle Tennessee State

1-2

1-0

0-2

Milligan

3-4

1-2

2-2

Mississippi College

1-0

1-0

31-23, Nov. 9, 1991

31-23, Nov. 9, 1991

Montana

0-2

0-2

16-19 (OT), Dec. 9, 2000

17-24, Dec. 12, 2009

Montana State

1-0

1-0

38-17, Dec. 2, 2006

38-17, Dec. 2, 2006

Moravian

1-0

1-0

20-0, Dec. 3, 1938

20-0, Dec. 3, 1938

Morehead State

1-0

1-0

24-21, Sept. 20, 2003

24-21, Sept. 20, 2003

Morganton

0-1

0-1

Mountain City

0-1

Mt. Park Navy Apprentice New Hampshire Newberry

0-2

1-0 1-0

0-2

0-7, Oct. 13, 1928

0-7, Oct. 13, 1928

0-1

0-26, Sept. 29, 1928

0-26, Sept. 29, 1928

1-0

1-0

52-0, Nov. 17, 1928

52-0, Nov. 17, 1928

5-0

2-0

7-0, Nov. 1, 1930

35-0, Sept. 10, 1949

1-0 13-2-1

8-0-1

3-0 1-0

1-0

17-10, Nov. 26, 1994

17-10, Nov. 26, 1994

5-1

0-1

7-0, Oct. 1, 1938

55-14, Sept. 21, 1968

0-1

2-1

2-0

0-1

59-6, Nov. 6, 1971

7-21, Nov. 3, 1973

North Carolina

0-1

0-1

6-56, Sept. 20, 1940

6-56, Sept. 20, 1940

North Carolina A&T

4-1

3-0

1-1

55-9, Nov. 22, 1986

38-31, Sept. 16, 1995

North Carolina Central

1-0

1-0

55-21, Oct. 10, 2009

55-21, Oct. 10, 2009

North Carolina State

0-6

0-6

0-31, Sept. 24, 1932

10-23, Sept. 2, 2006

North Georgia

1-0

1-0

19-6, Nov. 2, 1929

19-6, Nov. 2, 1929

Northern Arizona

1-0

1-0

34-21, Sept. 15, 2007

34-21, Sept. 15, 2007

Northern Iowa

1-0

Northwestern State

0-3

Oak Ridge

0-1

0-1

7-27, Oct. 13, 1945

7-27, Oct. 13, 1945

Piedmont

5-0

4-0

1-0

14-0, Nov. 27, 1930

115-0, Sept. 26, 1936

Presbyterian

8-9

5-3

3-6

Richmond

5-3

3-2

2-1

Rollins

0-2

0-1

0-1-1

Samford

3-1

South Carolina

1-8

South Carolina State

3-0

Southeastern Louisiana

0-1

Southern Illinois

1-0

Southern Mississippi

0-1

Stephen F. Austin

0-1

0-1

Tampa

7-8

3-1

Tennessee State

1-0

1-0

Tennessee Tech

2-1

2-0

0-1

14-24, Oct. 5, 1974

16-3, Sept. 7, 1996

Texas State

1-0

1-0

41-34, Oct. 2, 2004

41-34, Oct. 2, 2004

Troy State

1-2

0-1

0-2

0-42, Nov. 21, 1970

33-30, Nov. 25, 2000

Tusculum

6-1

2-1

4-0

13-0, Oct. 4, 1930

67-0, Nov. 5, 1938

19-4-2

9-2-1

10-2-1

31-12, Sept. 18, 1976

54-13, Nov. 9, 2002

Rutherford

VMI

1-0

0-3

46-7, Sept. 7, 1955

46-7, Sept. 7, 1955

26-28, Nov. 29, 1986

26-28, Nov. 29, 1986

1-0

21-16, Dec. 16, 2005

21-16, Dec. 16, 2005

0-1

20-33, Nov. 2, 1963

35-40, Sept. 25, 2004

7-14, Nov. 23, 1946

48-14, Sept. 27, 2008

14-13, Nov. 16, 1974

35-31, Dec. 5, 2009

0-1

7-14, Sept. 15, 1939

0-30, Nov. 1, 1940

0-1

0-0-1

6-50, Oct. 27, 1928

0-0, Nov. 6, 1929

1-1

2-0

49-36, Nov. 15, 1969

20-7, Sept. 26, 2009

3-1

1-8

3-0

2-0

0-1

1-0 0-1

7-41, Oct. 14, 1972

9-35, Oct. 1, 1988

24-0, Nov. 17, 1984

20-13, Nov. 28, 2009

6-54, Nov. 25, 1965

6-54, Nov. 25, 1965

1-0

38-24, Dec. 3, 2005

38-24, Dec. 3, 2005

0-1

0-7, Nov. 26, 1937

0-7, Nov. 26, 1937

0-1

17-27, Dec. 2, 1995

17-27, Dec. 2, 1995

4-7 1-0

1-0

13-6, Sept. 13, 1940

9-7, Nov. 24, 1962

45-31, Nov. 28, 1998

45-31, Nov. 28, 1998

0-3

0-3

32-41, Sept. 15, 1979

0-34, Oct. 23, 1982

Wake Forest

7-13-1

7-13-1

19-17OT, Sept. 20, 1975

10-20, Sept. 8, 2001

West Chester State

0-1

0-1

0-1

2-7, Nov. 20, 1948

2-7, Nov. 20, 1948

West Liberty

1-1

0-1

0-1

14-13, Oct. 25, 1930

26-28, Nov. 25, 1950

1-0

1-0-1

Western Carolina

55-18-1

27-9

Western Kentucky

4-1

1-1

Wilkesboro

1-0

1-0

William & Mary

1-2

1-1

0-1

16-10

11-2

Wofford

1-0-1

Wyoming

0-1

Youngstown State

1-0

24-9

4-0-1

3-0

64-14, Nov. 17, 2001

20-0, Nov. 5, 1932

19-14, Nov. 21, 2009

7-6, Sept. 9, 1972

17-14, Dec. 2, 2000

6-0, Oct. 6, 1928

6-0, Oct. 6, 1928

22-23, Nov. 6, 1976

40-27, Dec. 1, 2001

5-8

14-23, Nov. 12, 1960

44-34, Oct. 17, 2009

0-1

7-53, Sept. 4, 2004

7-53, Sept. 4, 2004

49-24, Dec. 9, 2006

49-24, Dec. 9, 2006

1-0

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

1-0

14-14, Nov. 12, 1932

1-0

1-0

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

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West Virginia Tech

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

Virginia Tech

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

North Alabama

0-1

RECORD BOOK

0-1

2009 IN REVIEW

1-0

0-1

2010 OPPONENTS

1-0

Nicholls State

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

Newport News

COACHES & STAFF

1-0

SEASON OUTLOOK

Michigan

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS vs. ALL OPPONENTS Opponent

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ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS vs. DIVISION I CONFERENCES FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SUBDIVISION (FCS) BIG SKY (3-2) Eastern Washington......................................1-0 Idaho State........................................................0-0 Montana............................................................0-2 Montana State.................................................1-0 Northern Arizona............................................1-0 Northern Colorado.........................................0-0 Portland State..................................................0-0 Sacramento State...........................................0-0 Weber State......................................................0-0 Totals....................................................3-2

MISSOURI VALLEY (3-0) Illinois State......................................................0-0 Indiana State....................................................0-0 Missouri State..................................................0-0 North Dakota State........................................0-0 Northern Iowa.................................................1-0 South Dakota State........................................0-0 Southern Illinois..............................................1-0 Western Illinois................................................0-0 Youngstown State..........................................1-0 Totals....................................................3-0

Big south (41-15-2) Charleston Southern.....................................0-0 Coastal Carolina..............................................2-0 Gardner-Webb.................................................5-0 Liberty................................................................7-2 Presbyterian.....................................................8-9 Stony Brook......................................................0-0 VMI.................................................................19-4-2 Totals............................................ 41-15-2

NORTHEAST (0-0) Albany................................................................0-0 Central Connecticut State...........................0-0 Duquesne..........................................................0-0 Monmouth........................................................0-0 Robert Morris...................................................0-0 Sacred Heart.....................................................0-0 St. Francis (Pa.).................................................0-0 Wagner...............................................................0-0 Totals....................................................0-0

COLONIAL (21-10) Maine..................................................................0-1 Massachusetts.................................................1-0 New Hampshire..............................................1-0 Rhode Island....................................................0-0 Delaware............................................................1-0 James Madison..............................................12-4 Richmond..........................................................5-3 Towson...............................................................0-0 Villanova............................................................0-0 William & Mary................................................1-2 Totals............................................... 21-10 GREAT WEST (0-0) Cal Poly...............................................................0-0 North Dakota...................................................0-0 South Dakota...................................................0-0 Southern Utah.................................................0-0 UC Davis.............................................................0-0 Totals....................................................0-0 INDEPENDENT (1-0) Bryant.................................................................0-0 Georgia State...................................................0-0 North Carolina Central..................................1-0 Old Dominion..................................................0-0 Savannah State................................................0-0 Totals....................................................0-0 IVY LEAGUE (0-0) Brown.................................................................0-0 Columbia...........................................................0-0 Cornell................................................................0-0 Dartmouth........................................................0-0 Harvard..............................................................0-0 Pennsylvania....................................................0-0 Princeton...........................................................0-0 Yale......................................................................0-0 Totals....................................................0-0 MID-EASTERN (7-2) Bethune-Cookman........................................0-0 Delaware State................................................0-0 Florida A&M......................................................0-1 Hampton...........................................................0-0 Howard...............................................................0-0 Morgan State...................................................0-0 Norfolk State....................................................0-0 North Carolina A&T........................................4-1 South Carolina State......................................3-0 Winston-Salem State.....................................0-0 Totals....................................................7-2

OHIO VALLEY (11-4) Austin Peay.......................................................0-0 Eastern Illinois..................................................0-0 Eastern Kentucky............................................8-3 Jacksonville State...........................................0-0 Murray State.....................................................0-0 Southeast Missouri State.............................0-0 Tennessee-Martin...........................................0-0 Tennessee State..............................................1-0 Tennessee Tech...............................................2-1 Totals................................................. 11-4 PATRIOT (1-0) Bucknell.............................................................0-0 Colgate...............................................................0-0 Fordham............................................................0-0 Georgetown.....................................................0-0 Holy Cross.........................................................0-0 Lafayette............................................................1-0 Lehigh.................................................................0-0 Totals....................................................1-0 PIONEER (7-0-1) Butler..................................................................0-0 Campbell...........................................................0-0 Davidson........................................................ 5-0-1 Dayton................................................................0-0 Drake...................................................................0-0 Jacksonville.......................................................1-0 Marist..................................................................0-0 Morehead State...............................................1-0 San Diego..........................................................0-0 Valparaiso..........................................................0-0 Totals................................................ 7-0-1 SOUTHLAND (1-7) Central Arkansas.............................................0-0 McNeese State.................................................0-1 Nicholls State...................................................0-1 Northwestern State.......................................0-3 Sam Houston State........................................0-0 Southeastern Louisiana...............................0-1 Stephen F. Austin............................................0-1 Texas State........................................................1-0 Totals....................................................1-7 SOUTHWESTERN (0-0) east Alabama A&M..................................................0-0 Alabama State.................................................0-0 Alcorn State......................................................0-0 Jackson State...................................................0-0 Mississippi Valley State.................................0-0 west Arkansas-Pine Bluff........................................0-0 Grambling State..............................................0-0 Prairie View A&M............................................0-0 Southern............................................................0-0 Texas Southern................................................0-0 Totals....................................................0-0

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FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION (FBS) ATLANTIC COAST (7-27-1) Boston College................................................0-0 Clemson.............................................................0-4 Duke....................................................................0-0 Florida State.....................................................0-0 Maryland...........................................................0-0 Miami (Fla.).......................................................0-0 North Carolina.................................................0-1 NC State.............................................................0-6 Virginia...............................................................0-0 Virginia Tech.....................................................0-3 Wake Forest................................................7-13-1 Totals.............................................. 7-27-1 BIG 12 (0-1) north Colorado............................................................0-0 Iowa State..........................................................0-0 Kansas.................................................................0-1 Kansas State.....................................................0-0 Missouri..............................................................0-0 Nebraska............................................................0-0 south Baylor..................................................................0-0 Oklahoma..........................................................0-0 Oklahoma State..............................................0-0 Texas....................................................................0-0 Texas A&M.........................................................0-0 Texas Tech.........................................................0-0 Totals....................................................0-1 BIG EAST (0-0) Cincinnati..........................................................0-0 Connecticut......................................................0-0 Louisville............................................................0-0 Pittsburgh.........................................................0-0 Rutgers...............................................................0-0 South Florida....................................................0-0 Syracuse.............................................................0-0 West Virginia.....................................................0-0 Totals....................................................0-0 BIG TEN (1-0) Indiana...............................................................0-0 Illinois..................................................................0-0 Iowa.....................................................................0-0 Michigan............................................................1-0 Michigan State................................................0-0 Minnesota.........................................................0-0 Northwestern...................................................0-0 Ohio State.........................................................0-0 Penn State.........................................................0-0 Purdue................................................................0-0 Wisconsin..........................................................0-0 Totals....................................................1-0 CONFERENCE USA (33-20) EAST East Carolina................................................ 19-11 Marshall...........................................................14-8 Memphis............................................................0-0 Southern Miss..................................................0-1 UAB......................................................................0-0 UCF......................................................................0-0 WEST Houston.............................................................0-0 Rice......................................................................0-0 SMU.....................................................................0-0 Tulsa....................................................................0-0 Tulane.................................................................0-0 UTEP....................................................................0-0 Totals............................................... 33-20 INDEPENDENT (0-0) Army....................................................................0-0 Navy....................................................................0-0 Notre Dame......................................................0-0 Totals....................................................0-0

MID-AMERICAN (0-2) EAST Akron..................................................................0-0 Bowling Green.................................................0-0 Buffalo................................................................0-0 Kent State..........................................................0-0 Miami (Ohio)....................................................0-0 Ohio.....................................................................0-0 Temple................................................................0-0 west Ball State............................................................0-2 Central Michigan............................................0-0 Eastern Michigan............................................0-0 Northern Illinois..............................................0-0 Toledo.................................................................0-0 Western Michigan..........................................0-0 Totals....................................................0-2 MOUNTAIN WEST (0-1) Air Force.............................................................0-0 Brigham Young................................................0-0 Colorado State.................................................0-0 New Mexico......................................................0-0 San Diego State...............................................0-0 TCU......................................................................0-0 UNLV....................................................................0-0 Utah.....................................................................0-0 Wyoming...........................................................0-1 Totals....................................................0-1 PACIFIC 10 (0-0) Arizona...............................................................0-0 Arizona State....................................................0-0 California...........................................................0-0 Oregon...............................................................0-0 Oregon State....................................................0-0 Stanford.............................................................0-0 UCLA...................................................................0-0 USC......................................................................0-0 Washington......................................................0-0 Washington State...........................................0-0 Totals....................................................0-0 SOUTHEASTERN (1-11) east Kentucky............................................................0-0 Florida.................................................................0-0 Georgia...............................................................0-0 South Carolina.................................................1-8 Tennessee..........................................................0-0 Vanderbilt..........................................................0-0 west Alabama.............................................................0-0 Arkansas............................................................0-0 Auburn...............................................................0-1 LSU.......................................................................0-2 Mississippi.........................................................0-0 Mississippi State..............................................0-0 Totals................................................. 1-11 SUN BELT (6-5) Arkansas State.................................................0-0 Florida Atlantic................................................0-0 Florida International......................................0-0 Louisiana-Lafayette.......................................0-0 Louisiana-Monroe..........................................0-0 Middle Tennessee State...............................1-2 North Texas.......................................................0-0 Troy State...........................................................1-2 Western Kentucky..........................................4-1 Totals....................................................6-5 WESTERN ATHLETIC (0-2) Boise State........................................................0-1 Fresno State......................................................0-0 Hawaii.................................................................0-1 Idaho...................................................................0-0 Louisiana Tech.................................................0-0 Nevada...............................................................0-0 New Mexico State...........................................0-0 San Jose State..................................................0-0 Utah State.........................................................0-0 Totals....................................................0-2

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


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INTRO & MEDIA INFO SEASON OUTLOOK COACHES & STAFF 2010 MOUNTAINEERS 2010 OPPONENTS 2009 IN REVIEW RECORD BOOK ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total Appalachian State 90 140 99 133 3 465 Opponents 82 81 72 78 0 313

RUSHING No. Player 20 Devon Moore 14 Armanti Edwards 7 Travaris Cadet 29 Cedric Baker 4 Rod Chisholm 16 Devin Radford 17 Matt Cline 2 DeAndre Presley 37 Jey Yokeley 85 B.J. Frazier 21 Robert Welton 83 Dominick Magazu TEAM Total Opponents

GP 14 12 14 11 4 9 14 12 2 14 2 14 4 14 14

PASSING No. Player 14 Armanti Edwards 7 Travaris Cadet 2 DeAndre Presley TEAM Total Opponents

Effic. 147.90 106.23 83.17 0.00 141.81 110.32

GP 12 14 12 4 14 14

RECEIVING No. Player 17 Matt Cline 8 Brian Quick 6 CoCo Hillary 20 Devon Moore 3 Blake Elder 84 Ben Jorden 85 B.J. Frazier 29 Cedric Baker 7 Travaris Cadet 2 DeAndre Presley 19 Ta. Washington 81 Jordan Gary 48 Brad Hardee 83 Dominick Magazu 16 Devin Radford Total Opponents

GP 14 14 8 14 14 13 14 11 14 12 11 9 14 14 9 14 14

Att 256 137 70 45 21 30 8 12 2 2 1 1 2 587 482

Gain 1435 854 412 242 140 76 51 28 6 5 3 0 0 3252 2296

Lost 61 175 46 9 7 14 1 16 0 0 0 19 14 362 398

Att-Comp-Int 257-378-7 20-36-1 7-15-1 0-1-0 284-430-9 226-415-18

Rec. 85 61 37 36 24 16 7 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 284 226

Yards 981 982 514 282 311 226 141 39 21 88 10 13 10 3 0 3621 2560

Net 1374 679 366 233 133 62 50 12 6 5 3 -19 -14 2890 1898

Pct. 68.0 55.6 46.7 0.0 66.0 54.5

Avg. 5.4 5.0 5.2 5.2 6.3 2.1 6.2 1.0 3.0 2.5 3.0 -19.0 -7.0 4.9 3.9

Yards 3291 241 89 0 3621 2560

Avg. 11.5 16.1 13.9 7.8 13.0 14.1 20.1 7.8 5.2 29.3 5.0 13.0 10.0 3.0 0.0 12.8 11.3

TD 19 18 3 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 45 20

TD 12 0 0 0 12 16

TD 2 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 16

Long 73 40 51 20 37 15 20 14 5 4 3 0 0 73 74

Long 74 43 31 0 74 72

Long 45 74 57 28 39 30 33 16 9 43 6 13 10 3 0 74 72

Yds/G 98.1 56.6 26.1 21.2 33.2 6.9 3.6 1.0 3.0 0.4 1.5 -1.4 -3.5 206.4 135.6

Yds/G 274.2 17.2 7.4 0.0 258.6 182.9

Yds/G 70.1 70.1 64.2 20.1 22.2 17.4 10.1 3.5 1.5 7.3 0.9 1.4 0.7 0.2 0.0 258.6 182.9

KICKOFF RETURNS No. Player No. Yards 6 CoCo Hillary 21 522 85 B.J. Frazier 14 262 16 Devin Radford 12 250 8 Brian Quick 2 7 7 Travaris Cadet 2 11 51 Sherman Holt 1 5 50 Cougar Norris 1 12 86 Tim Frye 1 0 Total 54 1069 Opponents 77 1675

Avg. TD Long 24.9 0 47 18.7 0 31 20.8 0 46 3.5 0 7 5.5 0 24 5.0 0 5 12.0 0 12 0.0 0 0 19.8 0 47 21.8 0 62

INTERCEPTION RETURNS No. Player No. Yards 13 Mark LeGree 7 81 28 Ed Gainey 4 61 40 Jacque Roman 2 34 18 D. McDuffie 1 40 9 D.J. Smith 1 34 25 Jared Reine 1 13 58 Daniel Finnerty 1 0 5 Cortez Gilbert 1 16 Total 18 279 Opponents 9 172

Avg. TD Long 11.6 0 31 15.2 0 54 17.0 0 34 40.0 0 40 34.0 0 34 13.0 0 13 0.0 0 0 16.0 0 16 15.5 0 54 19.1 1 46

PUNT RETURNS No. Player No. Yards 7 Travaris Cadet 24 134 2 DeAndre Presley 3 16 Total 27 150 Opponents 8 92

Avg. TD Long 5.6 0 24 5.3 0 7 5.6 0 24 11.5 0 30

FUMBLE RETURNS No. Player 9 D.J. Smith 18 D. McDuffie Total Opponents

Avg. TD Long 12.0 0 12 50.0 1 50 31.0 1 50 35.7 2 38

No. Yards 1 12 1 50 2 62 3 107

THE UNIVERSITY

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

2009 STATISTICS TEAM STATISTICS Appalachian Opponents SCORING 465 313 Points Per Game 33.2 22.4 FIRST DOWNS 343 241 Rushing 168 108 Passing 160 117 Penalty 15 16 RUSHING YARDAGE 2890 1898 Yards gained rushing 3252 2296 Yards lost rushing 362 398 Rushing Attempts 587 482 Average Per Rush 4.9 3.9 Average Per Game 206.4 135.6 TDs Rushing 45 20 PASSING YARDAGE 3621 2560 Comp-Att-Int 284-430-9 226-415-18 Average Per Pass 8.4 6.2 Average Per Catch 12.8 11.3 Average Per Game 258.6 182.9 TDs Passing 12 16 TOTAL OFFENSE 6511 4458 Total Plays 1017 897 Average Per Play 6.4 5.0 Average Per Game 465.1 318.4 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 54-1069 77-1675 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 27-150 8-92 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 18-279 9-172 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 19.8 21.8 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 5.6 11.5 INT RETURN AVERAGE 15.5 19.1 FUMBLES-LOST 19-9 16-7 PENALTIES-Yards 98-891 72-628 Average Per Game 63.6 44.9 PUNTS-Yards 52-2080 78-3185 Average Per Punt 40.0 40.8 Net punt average 35.5 37.9 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 30:43 29:17 3RD-DOWN Conversions 80/182 76/197 3rd-Down Pct 44% 39% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 8/18 10/19 4th-Down Pct 44% 53% SACKS BY-Yards 30-239 20-146 MISC YARDS 4 17 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 58 39 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 19-28 13-19 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 2-4 RED-ZONE SCORES 58-70 83% 30-36 83% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS 46-70 66% 20-36 56% PAT-ATTEMPTS 58-58 100% 34-36 94% ATTENDANCE 168029 122704 Games/Avg Per Game 7/24004 7/17529

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


Yards 2080 2080 3185

Avg 40.0 40.0 40.8

Long TB 74 7 74 7 68 4

KICKOFFS No. Player 90 Sam Martin Total Opponents

No. 88 88 63

Yards 5556 5556 3681

Avg 63.1 63.1 58.4

TB OB Ret. Net YdLn 7 4 7 4 1675 42.5 27 4 5 1069 40.2 29

Pass 3291 0 241 0 0 89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3621 2560

Total 3970 1374 607 233 133 101 62 50 6 5 3 -19 -14 6511 4458

Avg/G 330.8 98.1 43.4 21.2 33.2 8.4 6.9 3.6 3.0 0.4 1.5 -1.4 -3.5 465.1 318.4

FC I20 Blkd 17 19 0 17 19 0 15 22 0

Opponents (26),(25) 45,(18) (50),(45),53,37 33 (31) (30),(36) (23) 42 (31),(19) 29,(27) (32)

Total Avg/G 1656 118.3 1036 129.5 1031 73.6 989 70.6 679 56.6 532 38.0 408 29.1 312 34.7 311 22.2 272 24.7 226 17.4 133 33.2 116 9.7 81 5.8 61 4.4 40 5.0 34 2.4 34 2.4 16 1.1 13 1.4 13 1.4 12 0.9 10 0.9 10 0.7 6 3.0 5 0.4 3 1.5 -16 -1.1 -14 -3.5 8009 572.1 6397 456.9

ASU IN THE POSTSEASON

Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

Rush Rec PR KOR IR 1374 282 0 0 0 0 514 0 522 0 50 981 0 0 0 0 982 0 7 0 679 0 0 0 0 366 21 134 11 0 5 141 0 262 0 62 0 0 250 0 0 311 0 0 0 233 39 0 0 0 0 226 0 0 0 133 0 0 0 0 12 88 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 0 0 0 0 61 0 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 13 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 -19 3 0 0 0 -14 0 0 0 0 2890 3621 150 1069 279 1898 2560 92 1675 172

RECORD BOOK

Appalachian 37,(43) 22 (21),(44) 25,(44),(30),(29) (23),(40) (30),43,(39),(49) (43) 41,(25) - 30,(35),41,(26) (32) (19),(24) - (46),36,44

G 14 8 14 14 12 14 14 9 14 11 13 4 12 14 14 8 14 14 14 9 9 14 11 14 2 13 2 14 4 14 14

Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Pts 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 115 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 114 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 108 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 24 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 24 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 0-0 0 0-0 0 1 2 0-0 0 0-0 0 1 465 1-2 0 0-1 0 2 313

2009 IN REVIEW

FIELD GOAL SEQUENCE East Carolina McNeese State Samford The Citadel N.C. Central Wofford Georgia Southern Furman Chattanooga Elon Western Carolina S.C. State Richmond Montana

ALL-PURPOSE No. Player 20 Devon Moore 6 CoCo Hillary 17 Matt Cline 8 Brian Quick 14 Armanti Edwards 7 Travaris Cadet 85 B.J. Frazier 16 Devin Radford 3 Blake Elder 29 Cedric Baker 84 Ben Jorden 4 Rod Chisholm 2 DeAndre Presley 13 Mark LeGree 28 Ed Gainey 18 D. McDuffie 9 D.J. Smith 40 Jacque Roman 5 Cortez Gilbert 25 Jared Reine 81 Jordan Gary 50 Cougar Norris 19 Ta. Washington 48 Brad Hardee 37 Jey Yokeley 51 Sherman Holt 21 Robert Welton 83 Dominick Magazu TEAM Total Opponents

TD FG Kick 0 19-28 58-58 19 0-0 0-0 18 0-0 0-0 4 0-0 0-0 4 0-0 0-0 3 0-0 0-0 3 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 58 19-28 58-58 39 13-19 34-36

2010 OPPONENTS

FIELD GOALS No. Player FGM-FGA Pct 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blkd Jason Vitaris 19-28 67.9 1-1 6-8 5-8 7-11 0-0 49 1

SCORING No. Player 39 Jason Vitaris 20 Devon Moore 14 Armanti Edwards 8 Brian Quick 6 CoCo Hillary 7 Travaris Cadet 17 Matt Cline 16 Devin Radford 21 Robert Welton 2 DeAndre Presley 18 D. McDuffie 81 Jordan Gary 84 Ben Jorden 29 Cedric Baker TEAM Total Opponents

2010 MOUNTAINEERS

No. 52 52 78

Rush 679 1374 366 233 133 12 62 50 6 5 3 -19 -14 2890 1898

COACHES & STAFF

PUNTING No. Player 90 Sam Martin Total Opponents

Plays 515 256 106 45 21 27 30 8 2 2 1 1 3 1017 897

SEASON OUTLOOK

G 12 14 14 11 4 12 9 14 2 14 2 14 4 14 14

INTRO & MEDIA INFO

2009 STATISTICS TOTAL OFFENSE No. Player 14 Armanti Edwards 20 Devon Moore 7 Travaris Cadet 29 Cedric Baker 4 Rod Chisholm 2 DeAndre Presley 16 Devin Radford 17 Matt Cline 37 Jey Yokeley 85 B.J. Frazier 21 Robert Welton 83 Dominick Magazu TEAM Total Opponents

HISTORY & TRADITIONS

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2005, 2006, 2007

Jason Vitaris

CHAMPIONS 1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

THE UNIVERSITY

Armanti Edwards

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INTRO & MEDIA INFO SEASON OUTLOOK COACHES & STAFF 2010 MOUNTAINEERS 2010 OPPONENTS 2009 IN REVIEW RECORD BOOK ASU IN THE POSTSEASON HISTORY & TRADITIONS THE UNIVERSITY

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DEFENSE No. Player 9 D.J. Smith 40 Jacque Roman 99 Lanston Tanyi 5 Cortez Gilbert 13 Mark LeGree 54 Jabari Fletcher 28 Ed Gainey 36 Justin Lloyd 98 A. Williams 91 Malcolm Bennett 18 D. McDuffie 56 Bobby Bozzo 52 Demery Brewer 42 Michael Frazier 25 Jared Reine 33 J. Kimbrough 46 Tony Robertson 31 Troy Sanders 95 Gordy Witte 24 Brandon Grier 86 Tim Frye 58 Daniel Finnerty 49 Terrence McLean 48 Brad Hardee 30 Brandon Olsen 93 John Rizor 50 Cougar Norris 64 Orry Frye 29 Cedric Baker 47 Justin Wray 4 Rod Chisholm 2 DeAndre Presley 70 Matt Ruff 63 Daniel Kilgore 61 Mario Acitelli 10 D. McCray 8 Brian Quick 6 CoCo Hillary 17 Matt Cline TM TEAM Total Opponents

2009 STATISTICS G-GS 14-14 14-14 13-9 14-14 14-14 14-14 14-14 14-11 14-12 14-14 8-7 14-2 14-2 14-3 9-7 14-0 13-3 14-0 13-0 12-0 14-1 14-0 9-0 14-2 5-0 13-0 14-0 14-14 11-1 11-0 4-0 12-1 14-14 13-0 14-14 13-0 14-7 8-6 14-13 4-0 14-0 14-0