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NCAA DIVISION I FCS PUBLIC RECOGNITION AWARDS (presented to programs with NCAA Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent nationally) Appalachian State Brown Columbia Cornell Dartmouth Davidson Dayton Fordham Georgetown Harvard Lafayette Penn Princeton Yale

Appalachian State student-athletes receive top-notch academic counseling and support from ASU’s Academic Services for Athletes. Former Appalachian football player John Sevier works daily with current Mountaineer football studentathletes to help them achieve their academic goals.

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL ACADEMIC PROGRESS RATES

Appalachian State Samford Elon Wofford The Citadel Furman Western Carolina Chattanooga Georgia Southern

Excellence in the Classroom

982 976 974 971 963 962 937 930 923


Appalachian State’s coaching staff boasts a combined 157 years of coaching experience, including 128 at the collegiate level.

Jerry Moore is one of only 18 coaches to ever win 200 games at one NCAA Division I institution, joining legends such as Eddie Robinson, Bobby Bowden, Tom Osborne, Bear Bryant and Woody Hayes.

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Appalachian’s unprecedented success has made the program a constant target of national media coverage.

Appalachian is one of only two programs to boast winners of the three major individual awards in NCAA Division I FCS — the Walter Payton Award (National Player of the Year), the Buck Buchanan Award (National Defensive Player of the Year) and the Eddie Robinson Award (National Coach of the Year). ASU’s Armanti Edwards (2008-09) and Dexter Coakley (1995-96) are the only two-time winners of the Payton and Buchanan Awards.

84 All-Americans have worn the Black and Gold, including Brian Quick, Orry Frye, Jeremy Kimbrough and Demetrius McCray in 2011.

National Spotlight


KIDD BREWER STADIUM REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE AVERAGES

2011 • 28,031

No. 1 in Division I FCS 121 percent of 23,650-seat capacity

2010 • 29,449

No. 1 in Division I FCS 136 percent of 21,650-seat capacity

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

Welcome to The Rock


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Consecutive regular-season games with above-capacity crowds

61-5

Record in last 66 games at The Rock


Appalachian Athletics Center Mountaineer football calls the 120,000-square-foot Appalachian Athletics Center home. Opened in 2009, amenities include: • 9,000-square-foot ASU football locker room • 9,000-square-foot athletic training room and hydrotherapy center • 9,000-square-foot strength and conditioning center • Spacious meeting rooms and players’ lounge • Football coaches’ office suite • Student-athlete computer lab

First-Class Facilities


Sofield Family Indoor Practice Facility Opened in 2007 and adjacent to Kidd Brewer Stadium and the Appalachian Athletics Center, the Sofield Indoor Practice Facility features an 80x60-yard FieldTurf surface that allows the Mountaineers to practice and train without interruption during inclement weather.


Appalachian State football trains in a state-of-the-art, 9,000-square-foot strength and conditioning center in the Appalachian Athletics Center under the direction of head strength and conditioning coach Kareem Young.

Appalachian State football receives top-of-the-line medical care from Appalachian State’s sports medicine and athletic training staff. Head football athletic trainer Justin Smith and his staff tape and treat the Mountaineers in a 9,000-squarefoot athletic training center located adjacent to the football locker room in the Appalachian Athletics Center.

Player Development


For those wishing to continue their football career at the professional level, Appalachian State provides support and counsel to make the dream come true. Each spring, Appalachian hosts Pro Day events, allowing Mountaineers to showcase their skills for professional scouts. In 2012, 26 of the National Football League’s 32 teams were represented on Pro Day at Kidd Brewer Stadium and the Appalachian Athletics Center.


Members of Appalachian's football program are fixtures in the community, volunteering their time and talents to a number of worthwhile causes. Organizations that the Mountaineers have served include: • Allegheny County Schools • Ashe County Schools • Avery County Schools • Boone Celebrity Serve • Children's Council of Watauga • The Crossnore School • Habitat for Humanity • Locks of Love • March of Dimes • Samaritan's Purse • Special Olympics • Watauga County Schools • Wilkes County Schools

Mountaineers in the Community


2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL TABLE OF CONTENTS

SEASON OUTLOOK Numerical Roster................................................................................................................................ 16-17 Alphabetical Roster........................................................................................................................... 18-19 Preseason Depth Chart, Pronunciation Guide, Career Games and Starts.............................20 Season Preview................................................................................................................................... 21-24 COACHES AND STAFF Head Coach Jerry Moore................................................................................................................. 26-29 Assistant Coaches............................................................................................................................... 30-34 Football Support Staff.............................................................................................................................35 Director of Athletics Charlie Cobb......................................................................................................36 2011 MOUNTAINEERS Returning Student-Athletes: Acey-Bailey.........................................................................................38 Returning Student-Athletes: Baker-K. Barnes.................................................................................39 Returning Student-Athletes: Beathard-Blalock..............................................................................40 Returning Student-Athletes: Bronson-Bryant.................................................................................41 Returning Student-Athletes: Burns-Chisholm................................................................................42 Returning Student-Athletes: Corbin-Dufort....................................................................................43 Returning Student-Athletes: Evans-Frazier......................................................................................44 Returning Student-Athletes: Gore-Grier...........................................................................................45 Returning Student-Athletes: Hallock-Holloway.............................................................................46 Returning Student-Athletes: Jackson................................................................................................47 Returning Student-Athletes: Jones-Kimbrough............................................................................48 Returning Student-Athletes: Lamm-Lott..........................................................................................49 Returning Student-Athletes: Machanic-Martin..............................................................................50 Returning Student-Athletes: Matics-McCray...................................................................................51 Returning Student-Athletes: McElfresh-McGowan.......................................................................52 Returning Student-Athletes: Middleton-Miller..............................................................................53 Returning Student-Athletes: Moll-Peacock.....................................................................................54 Returning Student-Athletes: Pickard-Rizor......................................................................................55 Returning Student-Athletes: Robinson.............................................................................................56 Returning Student-Athletes: Roper-Sanders...................................................................................57 Returning Student-Athletes: Scott-Shively......................................................................................58 Returning Student-Athletes: Shriner-Smith....................................................................................59 Returning Student-Athletes: Stewart-Thomas................................................................................60 Returning Student-Athletes: Walker-Ware.......................................................................................61 Returning Student-Athletes: Washington-Watson........................................................................62 Returning Student-Athletes: Yokeley.................................................................................................63 Newcomers: Anding-Collmar................................................................................................................64 Newcomers: Dada-Hall............................................................................................................................65 Newcomers: Jones-Magloire.................................................................................................................66 Newcomers: Milhouse-Small................................................................................................................67 Newcomers: Starks-Walton....................................................................................................................68

APPALACHIAN STATE IN THE POSTSEASON All-Time Postseason Results/Notes.................................................................................................. 128 I-AA/FCS Playoffs Individual Records..................................................................................... 129-130 I-AA/FCS Playoffs Team Records........................................................................................................ 131 I-AA/FCS Playoffs Box Scores: 1986 First Round-2002 First Round.............................. 132-135 2005 First Round-Semifinals............................................................................................................... 136 2005 National Championship Game............................................................................................... 137 2006 First Round-Semifinals............................................................................................................... 138 2006 National Championship Game............................................................................................... 139 2007 First Round-Semifinals............................................................................................................... 140 2007 National Championship Game............................................................................................... 141 I-AA/FCS Playoffs Box Scores: 2008 First Round-2011 Second Round....................... 142-143 2012 NCAA Division I Football Championship Bracket............................................................ 144 HISTORY AND TRADITIONS Yosef............................................................................................................................................................146 The Old Mountain Jug.......................................................................................................................... 147 Retired Numbers........................................................................................................................... 148-149 Appalachian Heroes.............................................................................................................................. 150 ASU Athletics Hall of Fame/75th Anniversary Team.................................................................. 151 All-Americans.................................................................................................................................. 152-153 Honors and Awards...................................................................................................................... 154-155 All-Southern Conference............................................................................................................ 156-157 All-North State/Carolinas Conference, Southern Conference Players of the Week........ 158 Southern Conference Statistical Champions............................................................................... 159 Memorable Games....................................................................................................................... 160-165 All-Time Roster............................................................................................................................... 166-175 All-Time Coaching Records/All-Time Assistant Coaches.......................................................... 176 Mentors From The Mountain............................................................................................................. 177 Year-By-Year Records.................................................................................................................... 178-179 Year-By-Year Conference Records..................................................................................................... 180 All-Time Results.............................................................................................................................. 181-187 Kidd Brewer Stadium................................................................................................................... 188-190 Year-By-Year Attendance..................................................................................................................... 190 Season Openers/Home Openers/Homecoming......................................................................... 191 Television Appearances....................................................................................................................... 192 National Rankings..................................................................................................................................193 Mountaineers in the NFL..................................................................................................................... 194 APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY Educating North Carolina’s Citizens and Leaders....................................................................... 196 Who We Are/Points of Pride............................................................................................................... 197 Chancellor Dr. Kenneth E. Peacock, Faculty Athletic Representative Dr. Alan Hauser.. 198 Appalachian Timeline........................................................................................................................... 199 University Leadership........................................................................................................................... 200 Boone, North Carolina.......................................................................................................................... 201 Appalachian State University Alumni Association..................................................................... 202

2011 IN REVIEW 2011 Statistics...................................................................................................................................... 84-90 2011 Game Recaps and Box Scores...........................................................................................91-102 2011 Honors and Awards....................................................................................................................103 2011 All-Southern Conference Teams and Awards....................................................................104

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2012 OPPONENTS Matchups at a Glance..............................................................................................................................70 Opponents Capsules and Notes................................................................................................... 70-75 All-Time Series vs. 2012 Opponents............................................................................................ 76-79 Series Records vs. All Opponents................................................................................................. 80-81 Series Records vs. Division I Conferences.........................................................................................82

RECORD BOOK Rushing Records............................................................................................................................ 106-107 Receiving Records......................................................................................................................... 108-109 Passing Records............................................................................................................................. 110-111 Total Offense/All-Purpose Yardage Records........................................................................ 112-113 Scoring/Kick Scoring Records................................................................................................... 114-115 Kickoff Return Records......................................................................................................................... 116 Punt Return Records............................................................................................................................. 117 Punting Records......................................................................................................................................118 Defensive Records......................................................................................................................... 119-121 Offensive Team Records....................................................................................................................... 122 Defensive Team Records...................................................................................................................... 123 Miscellaneous Team Records............................................................................................................. 124 The Last Time...........................................................................................................................................125 Year-by-Year Team Statistics............................................................................................................... 126

INTRODUCTION

Excellence on the Field, Excellence in the Classroom............................................................ IFC-1 Premier Coaching Staff..............................................................................................................................2 National Spotlight.......................................................................................................................................3 Welcome to The Rock.............................................................................................................................4-5 First-Class Facilities.................................................................................................................................6-7 Player Development...............................................................................................................................8-9 Mountaineers in the Community........................................................................................................10 Table of Contents, Credits......................................................................................................................11 Quick Facts, 2012 Schedule...................................................................................................................12 Southern Conference........................................................................................................................ 13-14


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QUICK FACTS GENERAL INFORMATION

TEAM INFORMATION

Name:.................................................................................Appalachian State University

2011 Record: ......................................................................................................................8-4

Location: .............................................................................................................Boone, N.C.

2011 Southern Conference Record/Finish: .............................................. 6-2/t-1st

Founded: .........................................................................................................................1899

Postseason: .................. NCAA Division I Football Championship second round

Enrollment: ................................................................................................................ 17,344

Final 2011 National Ranking: .......................... No. 11 (coaches), No. 12 (media)

Conference: ...........................................................................................................Southern

Basic Offense: .......................................................................................... Multiple Spread

Affiliation: ...................... NCAA Division I (Football Championship Subdivision)

Basic Defense: ....................................................................................Multiple (3-4 base)

Nickname: .....................................................................................................Mountaineers

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: ............................................................................33/22

Colors:............................................................................................................Black and Gold

Starters Returning/Lost:............................................................................................ 17/9

Stadium: ........................................................................................................... Kidd Brewer

Offensive Starters

Capacity: ................................................................................................................ 23,150

Returning (5): LT Kendall Lamm, C Alex Acey, WR Andrew Peacock,

Surface: ............................................................................................................... FieldTurf

WR Tony Washington, QB Jamal Jackson

Chancellor: ................................................................................. Dr. Kenneth E. Peacock

Lost (6): TE Ben Jorden, LG Sherman Holt, RG Matt Ruff, RT Orry Frye,

Alma Mater: .......................................................................................... Mars Hill, 1970

WR Brian Quick, RB Travaris Cadet

Athletics Director: .......................................................................................Charlie Cobb

Defensive Starters

Alma Mater: ................................................................... North Carolina State, 1990

Returning (9): LE Deuce Robinson, RE Ronald Blair, BAN/SLB John Rizor,

Associate Athletics Director/Football:....................................................Jay Sutton

WLB Brandon Grier, MLB Jeremy Kimbrough, FS Patrick Blalock,

Alma Mater:........................................................................ Appalachian State, 1997

SS Troy Sanders, LCB Rodger Walker, RCB Demetrius McCray

Athletics Department Phone: ...........................................................(828) 262-7825

Lost (2): NT Dan Wylie, S Dominique McDuffie

Ticket Office Phone: ...............................................................................(828) 262-2079

Specialists Returning (3): PK Drew Stewart, P Sam Martin, HOL Logan Hallock

FOOTBALL HISTORY

Lost (1): LS Wilson Fitchett

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First Year:..........................................................................................................................1928 All-Time Record: .................................................................... 556-309-28 (82 seasons)

COACHING STAFF

Southern Conference Record: ............................................. 194-81-5 (40 seasons)

Head Coach (Alma Mater): ............................................ Jerry Moore (Baylor, 1961)

Southern Conference Championships: .................................................................11

Record at Appalachian/Seasons: .............................................207-83 (.714)/23

Years: ...........................................1986, ‘87, ‘91, ‘95, ‘99, 2005, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10

Career Record/Seasons: ......................................................... 234-130-2 (.642)/30

NCAA Division I Playoff Appearances: ...................................................................19

Asst. HC/Off. Coord./QB..................Scott Satterfield (Appalachian State, 1996)

Years: ... 1986, ‘87, ‘89, ‘91, ‘92, ‘94, ‘95, ‘98, ‘99, 2000, ‘01, ‘02, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11

Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers:...Dale Jones (Tennessee, 1988)

Record: ...................................................................................................................... 24-16

Defensive Line:..........................................Jason Blalock (Appalachian State, 2003)

NCAA Division I National Championships:.................................................... Three

Cornerbacks:............................................................. Bryan Brown (Mississippi, 2006)

Years:.............................................................................................................2005, ‘06, ‘07

Tight Ends:.................................................... Nic Cardwell (Appalachian State, 2008)

Bowl Games: .................................................................................................................. Nine

Running Backs:....................................................Chris Foster (Gardner-Webb, 2004)

Years: .................................................................1937, ‘38, ‘48, ‘49, ‘50 (2), ‘54 (2), ‘55

Bandits:................................................................Mark Ivey (Appalachian State, 1996)

Record: ........................................................................................................................... 3-6

Offensive Line:...............................................Dwayne Ledford (East Carolina, 1999)

All-Americans: ...................................................................................................................84

Secondary/Recruiting Coordinator: ...................... Scot Sloan (Clemson, 1992)

Academic All-Americans: ............................................................................................Six

Wide Receivers:................................................................Justin Stepp (Furman, 2007)

2012 REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE DATE

OPPONENT

SERIES RECORD (ASU-OPP.)/NOTES

Sept. 1

at East Carolina

19-11/C-USA’s ECU edged Appalachian, 29-24, the last time the longtime in-state rivals met in 2009

Sept. 8

Montana

0-2/ASU’s home opener is one of the most anticipated non-conference matchups in FCS history

Sept. 15

The Citadel*

29-11/Mountaineers have won eight-straight and 17 of the last 18 versus The Citadel

Sept. 22

at Chattanooga*

25-10/Apps’ defense provided all the points in last year’s 14-12 triumph over the Mocs

Sept. 29

Coastal Carolina

2-0/Appalachian averaged 37.5 points per game in romps over CCU in 2005 and 2006

Oct. 6

Elon*

30-9-1/ASU spotted Phoenix 21-point lead before rallying for 16th-straight win in series last season

Oct. 13

at Samford*

5-1/Apps have won all four SoCon matchups versus Bulldogs by average score of 31-16

Oct. 20

Wofford*

17-11/Mountaineers have outscored Terriers, 113-37, in last two matchups at Kidd Brewer Stadium

Oct. 27

at Western Carolina*

56-18-1/Apps look to retain Old Mountain Jug for the 26th time in last 28 years

Nov. 3

at Georgia Southern*

14-12-1/Visiting team has been ranked No. 1 and lost in the rivalry’s last two renewals

Nov. 10

Furman*

17-22-3/FU snapped a six-game losing streak in the series with last year’s 20-10 upset in Greenville

* denotes Southern Conference game Kickoff times for ASU home games will be set once Southern Conference television arrangements are finalized

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2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL SOUTHERN CONFERENCE tions 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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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. The Southern Conference continued with membership of 10 institu-

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he Southern Conference, which is in its 92nd season of intercollegiate competition in 2012-13, 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 12 (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.


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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. In April, Appalachian State’s Brian Quick was the first Football Championship Subdivision player chosen in the 2012 NFL Draft when the St. Louis Rams selected him with the first pick of the second round (No. 33 overall).

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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)

APPALACHIAN STATE WINS SEVENTH-STRAIGHT COMMISSIONER’S CUP Appalachian State University claimed its seventh-straight Southern Conference Commissioner’s Cup for excellence in men’s athletics in 2011-12. The Mountaineers, who have claimed the Cup in 20 of the past 21 years, have now earned the award a total of 32 times. No other conference school has won the Commissioner’s Cup more than five times since its inception in 1969-70 and no current SoCon member besides ASU has claimed it more than once. Thanks to SoCon championships in three of 10 men’s sports (baseball, men’s outdoor track and field and wrestling), the Apps cruised to the Commissioner’s Cup title by finishing a whopping 27.5 points ahead of second-place Samford (66.5 points). Appalachian’s margin of victory in the Commissioner’s Cup standings marks the largest gap since ASU finished 29 points ahead of East Tennessee State and Furman during the 2002-03 season. Appalachian State also finished just three points behind College of Charleston in the Germann Cup standings, awarded for excellence in women’s athletics. The Mountaineers finished with 78.5 points on the women’s side to claim third-place behind CofC (81.5) and Samford (80.5).

2011-12 COMMISSIONER’S CUP STANDINGS 1. Appalachian State...............................................94 2. Samford...............................................................................66.5 3. Furman................................................................................... 65 4. Davidson.............................................................................64.5 5. UNC Greensboro................................................................. 60 6. Chattanooga.....................................................................59.5 7. Wofford................................................................................... 53 8. Elon.......................................................................................... 52 9. College of Charleston.....................................................51.5 10. Georgia Southern............................................................... 51 11. Western Carolina..............................................................50.5 12. The Citadel.........................................................................45.5

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NUMERICAL ROSTER No.

2

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Class

Hometown/High School (Prev. College)

Deuce Robinson

DL

6-5

246

So.

Blythewood, S.C./Blythewood

2+

Paul Magloire

QB

6-2

210

Fr.

Lynbrook, N.Y./Lynbrook (Milford Academy)

3

Steven Miller

RB

5-9

180

Sr.

Piscataway, N.J./Piscataway (Nassau C.C.)

4

Rodger Walker

DB

5-10

174

Jr.

Thomasville, Ga./Brookwood

5

Jamill Lott

DB

6-1

195

Jr.

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

6

Dante Blackmon

DB

5-11

185

Fr.

Covington, Ga./Eastside

6+

Kalik Barnes

QB

6-0

200

So.

Atlanta, Ga./Parkview

7

Malachi Jones

WR

6-1

180

Fr.

Roswell, Ga./Central Gwinnett

8

Rod Chisholm

RB

5-9

201

Sr.

Charlotte, N.C./Independence

8+

Greg Milhouse

DL

6-3

275

Fr.

Garner, N.C./Garner

9

Troy Sanders

DB

6-0

214

Sr.

Chester, S.C./Chester

10

Demetrius McCray

DB

6-0

185

Sr.

Covington, Ga./Newton

Seth Sloan

WR

5-8

175

Fr.

Boone, N.C./Watauga

10+

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11

Andrew Peacock

WR

5-10

190

Jr.

Durham, N.C./Northern Durham

12

Jamal Jackson

QB

6-3

208

Jr.

Atlanta, Ga./North Atlanta

13

Greg Hall

LB

6-3

235

Fr.

Bogart, Ga./North Oconee

14

Sean Price

WR

6-5

210

Fr.

Reston, Va./South Lakes

15

Tony Washington

WR

5-10

200

Jr.

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

16

Logan Hallock

QB/WR

5-11

185

So.

Ferguson, N.C./West Wilkes

17

Kameron Bryant

QB

6-2

210

Fr.

Cary, N.C./Panther Creek

18

Jamal Ware

LB

6-1

213

So.

Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek

19

Jey Yokeley

TE

6-3

235

Sr.

Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg

20

Henry Barnes

DB

6-2

202

Fr.

Newton Grove, N.C./Hobbton

21

Doug Middleton

DB

6-1

198

So.

Winston-Salem, N.C./Parkland

22

Brandon McGowan

LB

6-3

231

So.

Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett

24

Brandon Grier

LB

6-2

232

Sr.

Charlotte, N.C./West Charlotte

25

Alex Gray

DB

6-3

210

Fr.

Suwanee, Ga./Peachtree Ridge

26

Joel Ross

DB

5-10

178

So.

Damascus, Md./Damascus

27

Sam Martin

P/PK

6-1

205

Sr.

Fayetteville, Ga./Starr’s Mill

29

Aaron Krah

DB

5-11

175

Fr.

Durham, N.C./Hillside

30

Tysean Holloway

RB

6-1

193

Fr.

Asheville, N.C./Asheville

31

Kevin Walton

DB

6-1

190

Fr.

Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley

31+

Mo Gore

WR

5-11

180

Fr.

Boone, N.C./Watauga

33

Jeremy Kimbrough

LB

5-11

240

Sr.

Decatur, Ga./Cedar Grove

34

Patrick Blalock

DB

6-0

200

Jr.

Asheville, N.C./A.C. Reynolds

35

John Law

LB

6-0

225

Fr.

Atlanta, Ga./Grady

36

Olawale Dada

LB

6-0

210

Fr.

Columbus, Ga./Shaw

Jamil Thomas

DB

5-11

185

Fr.

Winston-Salem, N.C./Carver

37

39

Chris Shaffer

DB

6-3

198

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C./Providence

40

Drew Stewart

PK

6-1

175

Jr.

Gastonia, N.C./North Gaston (Marshall)

41

Tashion Singleton

LB

6-3

245

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C./West Mecklenburg

42

Michael Frazier

RB

6-0

207

Jr.

Conway, S.C./Conway

43

Drew Davies

DB

6-1

205

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C./Ardrey Kell

44

Drew Bailey

TE

6-4

250

So.

Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman

45

Karl Anderson

LB

5-10

210

Jr.

Pilot Point, Texas/Pilot Point

46

Adam Scott

DL

6-2

240

Jr.

Greensboro, N.C./Northwest Guilford

47

Mark Moll

TE

6-1

235

Jr.

Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic

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2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL NUMERICAL ROSTER Name

Ht.

Wt.

Class

Hometown/High School (Prev. College)

Stephen Machanic

LB

6-1

220

Fr.

Summerfield, N.C./Northern Guilford

48+

Matt Watson

RB

5-10

205

Sr.

Bailey, N.C./Southern Nash

49

Ronald Blair

DL

6-4

271

So.

Greensboro, Ga./Greene County

52

Ron Henderson

OL

6-4

300

Fr.

Greenville, S.C./Berea

53

Brett Heimrich

LS

6-4

285

So.

Southern Pines, N.C./Pinecrest

53+

Drew Dowdy

LB

5-11

229

Fr.

Lewisburg, W. Va./Greenbrier East

48

Pos.

54

Darian Small

DL

6-2

285

Fr.

Hampton, Ga./Dutchtown

55

Graham Fisher

OL

6-2

285

So.

Waynesville, N.C./Tuscola

56

Thomas Bronson

DL

6-3

275

Fr.

Brooksville, Fla./Hernando

59

Zach Matics

PK

6-2

186

Fr.

Jacksonville, N.C./Southwest-Onslow

60

Jesse Chapman

OL

6-1

270

Fr.

Cookeville, Tenn./Cookeville

61

Jamie Collmar

OL

6-2

280

Fr.

Gastonia, N.C./Forestview

63

Shaq Counts

OL

6-2

295

Fr.

Irmo, S.C./Irmo

64

Will Corbin

OL

6-6

311

So.

Dunn, N.C./Triton

65

Tucker Lee

OL

6-2

320

So.

Pinehurst, N.C./Pinecrest

66

Derek Evans

OL

6-2

271

Fr.

Alcoa, Tenn./Alcoa

67

Ian Barnard

OL

6-4

277

Jr.

Norcross, Ga./Wesleyan School

70

Matt Privette

OL

6-4

280

Fr.

Marshville, N.C./Forest Hills

72

Regan Dufort

OL

6-6

315

Jr.

Fredricksburg, Va./Stafford

73

Tyson Fernandez

OL

6-2

315

Fr.

Fuquay-Varina, N.C./Fuquay-Varina

74

Kendall Lamm

OL

6-6

280

So.

Charlotte, N.C./Butler

75

Kalan Jones

OL

6-4

285

So.

Cornelia, Ga./Habersham Central

77

Alex Acey

OL

5-10

268

So.

Clay, Ala./Clay-Chalkville

79

Alex Coulthard

OL

6-6

310

So.

Hamlet, N.C./Richmond Senior (North Carolina)

80

Chris Starks

WR

6-1

170

Fr.

Lithonia, Ga./Miller Grove

81

Bobo Beathard

WR

5-10

191

Fr.

Haymarket, Va./Battlefield

82

Zack Pickard

PK

6-0

189

Jr.

Burlington, N.C./Southern Alamance (Virginia Tech)

83

Simms McElfresh

WR

5-10

173

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian

84

Zac Baker

TE

6-2

238

Jr.

Tunnel Hill, Ga./Northwest Whitfield

85

Barrett Burns

TE

6-4

220

Fr.

Woodstock, Ga./Etowah

86

Mark Powell

P/PK

6-3

199

So.

Asheville, N.C./Asheville

87

Trey Kavanaugh

WR

6-1

180

Fr.

Boone, N.C./Watauga

88

Jonathan Shively

WR

6-2

200

Sr.

Hayesville, N.C./Hayesville

89

Josh Anding

TE

6-5

250

Jr.

Valley View, Texas/Valley View (Navarro College)

90

Nic Canepa

TE

6-1

258

Sr.

Hubert, N.C./Swansboro

91

Stephen Burns

DL

6-2

280

Fr.

Taylorsville, N.C./Alexander Central

92

Davante Harris

DL

6-6

285

Fr.

Blythewood, S.C./Blythewood

93

John Rizor

LB

6-3

256

Sr.

Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt

97

Matt Roper

DL

6-1

280

Jr.

Raleigh, N.C./Broughton (Presbyterian)

98

Derrick Shuemake

DL

6-4

298

Sr.

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

Rommel Andre

RB

5-8

185

So.

Raeford, N.C./Hoke County

Austin Fowler

WR

5-11

170

Fr.

Elizabeth City, N.C./Northeastern

Matt McConnell

DB

6-0

190

Fr.

Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor

Nic Shriner

LB

5-10

200

So.

Hillsborough, N.C./Orange

Andy Shuler

WR

5-10

180

Fr.

Rockingham, N.C./Richmond Senior

Will Smith

LB

6-0

215

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day

John Sullivan

WR

6-0

190

Fr.

Lake Worth, Fla./Lake Worth

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ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No.

Name

77

Alex Acey

OL

45

Karl Anderson

LB

89

Josh Anding

TE

Rommel Andre

Ht.

Wt.

Class

Hometown/High School (Prev. College)

5-10

268

So.

Clay, Ala./Clay-Chalkville

5-10

210

Jr.

Pilot Point, Texas/Pilot Point

6-5

250

Jr.

Valley View, Texas/Valley View (Navarro College)

RB

5-8

185

So.

Raeford, N.C./Hoke County

44

Drew Bailey

TE

6-4

250

So.

Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman

84

Zac Baker

TE

6-2

238

Jr.

Tunnel Hill, Ga./Northwest Whitfield

67

Ian Barnard

OL

6-4

277

Jr.

Norcross, Ga./Wesleyan School

20

Henry Barnes

DB

6-2

202

Fr.

Newton Grove, N.C./Hobbton

Kalik Barnes

QB

6-0

200

So.

Atlanta, Ga./Parkview

6+

81

6

Bobo Beathard

WR

5-10

191

Fr.

Haymarket, Va./Battlefield

Dante Blackmon

DB

5-11

185

Fr.

Covington, Ga./Eastside

49

Ronald Blair

DL

6-4

271

So.

Greensboro, Ga./Greene County

34

Patrick Blalock

DB

6-0

200

Jr.

Asheville, N.C./A.C. Reynolds

56

Thomas Bronson

DL

6-3

275

Fr.

Brooksville, Fla./Hernando

17

Kameron Bryant

QB

6-2

210

Fr.

Cary, N.C./Panther Creek

85

Barrett Burns

TE

6-4

220

Fr.

Woodstock, Ga./Etowah

91

Stephen Burns

DL

6-2

280

Fr.

Taylorsville, N.C./Alexander Central

90

Nic Canepa

TE

6-1

258

Sr.

Hubert, N.C./Swansboro

60

Jesse Chapman

OL

6-1

270

Fr.

Cookeville, Tenn./Cookeville

8

Rod Chisholm

RB

5-9

201

Sr.

Charlotte, N.C./Independence

61

Jamie Collmar

OL

6-2

280

Fr.

Gastonia, N.C./Forestview

64

Will Corbin

OL

6-6

311

So.

Dunn, N.C./Triton

79

Alex Coulthard

OL

6-6

310

So.

Hamlet, N.C./Richmond Senior (North Carolina)

63

Shaq Counts

OL

6-2

295

Fr.

Irmo, S.C./Irmo

36

Olawale Dada

LB

6-0

210

Fr.

Columbus, Ga./Shaw

43

Drew Davies

DB

6-1

205

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C./Ardrey Kell

53+

Drew Dowdy

LB

5-11

229

Fr.

Lewisburg, W. Va./Greenbrier East

72

Regan Dufort

OL

6-6

315

Jr.

Fredricksburg, Va./Stafford

66

Derek Evans

OL

6-2

271

Fr.

Alcoa, Tenn./Alcoa

73

Tyson Fernandez

OL

6-2

315

Fr.

Fuquay-Varina, N.C./Fuquay-Varina

55

Graham Fisher

OL

6-2

285

So.

Waynesville, N.C./Tuscola

Austin Fowler

WR

5-11

170

Fr.

Elizabeth City, N.C./Northeastern

Michael Frazier

RB

6-0

207

Jr.

Conway, S.C./Conway

31+

Mo Gore

WR

5-11

180

Fr.

Boone, N.C./Watauga

25

Alex Gray

DB

6-3

210

Fr.

Suwanee, Ga./Peachtree Ridge

24

Brandon Grier

LB

6-2

232

Sr.

Charlotte, N.C./West Charlotte

13

Greg Hall

LB

6-3

235

Fr.

Bogart, Ga./North Oconee

16

Logan Hallock

QB/WR

5-11

185

So.

Ferguson, N.C./West Wilkes

92

Davante Harris

DL

6-6

285

Fr.

Blythewood, S.C./Blythewood

53

Brett Heimrich

LS

6-4

285

So.

Southern Pines, N.C./Pinecrest

52

Ron Henderson

OL

6-4

300

Fr.

Greenville, S.C./Berea

30

Tysean Holloway

RB

6-1

193

Fr.

Asheville, N.C./Asheville

12

Jamal Jackson

QB

6-3

208

Jr.

Atlanta, Ga./North Atlanta

75

Kalan Jones

OL

6-4

285

So.

Cornelia, Ga./Habersham Central

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42

7

Malachi Jones

WR

6-1

180

Fr.

Roswell, Ga./Central Gwinnett

87

Trey Kavanaugh

WR

6-1

180

Fr.

Boone, N.C./Watauga

33

Jeremy Kimbrough

LB

5-11

240

Sr.

Decatur, Ga./Cedar Grove

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2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL ALPHABETICAL ROSTER Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Class

Hometown/High School (Prev. College)

29

Aaron Krah

DB

5-11

175

Fr.

Durham, N.C./Hillside

74

Kendall Lamm

OL

6-6

280

So.

Charlotte, N.C./Butler

35

John Law

LB

6-0

225

Fr.

Atlanta, Ga./Grady

65

Tucker Lee

OL

6-2

320

So.

Pinehurst, N.C./Pinecrest

5

Jamill Lott

DB

6-1

195

Jr.

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

48

Stephen Machanic

LB

6-1

220

Fr.

Summerfield, N.C./Northern Guilford

2+

Paul Magloire

QB

6-2

210

Fr.

Lynbrook, N.Y./Lynbrook (Milford Academy)

27

Sam Martin

P/PK

6-1

205

Sr.

Fayetteville, Ga./Starr’s Mill

59

Zach Matics

PK

6-2

186

Fr.

Jacksonville, N.C./Southwest-Onslow

Matt McConnell

DB

6-0

190

Fr.

Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor

10

Demetrius McCray

DB

6-0

185

Sr.

Covington, Ga./Newton

83

Simms McElfresh

WR

5-10

173

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian

22

Brandon McGowan

LB

6-3

231

So.

Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett

21

Doug Middleton

DB

6-1

198

So.

Winston-Salem, N.C./Parkland

8+

Greg Milhouse

DL

6-3

275

Fr.

Garner, N.C./Garner

3

Steven Miller

RB

5-9

180

Sr.

Piscataway, N.J./Piscataway (Nassau C.C.)

47

Mark Moll

TE

6-1

235

Jr.

Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic

11

Andrew Peacock

WR

5-10

190

Jr.

Durham, N.C./Northern Durham

82

Zack Pickard

PK

6-0

189

Jr.

Burlington, N.C./Southern Alamance (Virginia Tech)

86

Mark Powell

P/PK

6-3

199

So.

Asheville, N.C./Asheville

14

Sean Price

WR

6-5

210

Fr.

Reston, Va./South Lakes

70

Matt Privette

OL

6-4

280

Fr.

Marshville, N.C./Forest Hills

93

John Rizor

LB

6-3

256

Sr.

Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt

2

Deuce Robinson

DL

6-5

246

So.

Blythewood, S.C./Blythewood

97

Matt Roper

DL

6-1

280

Jr.

Raleigh, N.C./Broughton (Presbyterian)

26

Joel Ross

DB

5-10

178

So.

Damascus, Md./Damascus

9

Troy Sanders

DB

6-0

214

Sr.

Chester, S.C./Chester

46

Adam Scott

DL

6-2

240

Jr.

Greensboro, N.C./Northwest Guilford

41

Tashion Singleton

LB

6-3

245

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C./West Mecklenburg

10+

Seth Sloan

WR

5-8

175

Fr.

Boone, N.C./Watauga

39

Chris Shaffer

DB

6-3

198

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C./Providence

88

Jonathan Shively

WR

6-2

200

Sr.

Hayesville, N.C./Hayesville

Nic Shriner

LB

5-10

200

So.

Hillsborough, N.C./Orange

Derrick Shuemake

DL

6-4

298

Sr.

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

Andy Shuler

WR

5-10

180

Fr.

Rockingham, N.C./Richmond Senior

Darian Small

DL

6-2

285

Fr.

Hampton, Ga./Dutchtown

Will Smith

LB

6-0

215

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day

98

54

80

Chris Starks

WR

6-1

170

Fr.

Lithonia, Ga./Miller Grove

40

Drew Stewart

PK

6-1

175

Jr.

Gastonia, N.C./North Gaston (Marshall)

John Sullivan

WR

6-0

190

Fr.

Lake Worth, Fla./Lake Worth

Jamil Thomas

DB

5-11

185

Fr.

Winston-Salem, N.C./Carver

37 4

Rodger Walker

DB

5-10

174

Jr.

Thomasville, Ga./Brookwood

31

Kevin Walton

DB

6-1

190

Fr.

Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley

18

Jamal Ware

LB

6-1

213

So.

Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek

15

Tony Washington

WR

5-10

200

Jr.

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

48+

Matt Watson

RB

5-10

205

Sr.

Bailey, N.C./Southern Nash

Jey Yokeley

TE

6-3

235

Sr.

Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg

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PRESEASON DEPTH CHART OFFENSE

DEFENSE

LEFT TACKLE

RIGHT END

74 KENDALL LAMM (6-6, 280, So.)

49 RONALD BLAIR (6-4, 271, So.)

52

46

Ron Henderson (6-4, 300, Fr.)

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

Adam Scott (6-2, 240, Jr.)

LEFT GUARD

NOSE TACKLE

63 SHAQ COUNTS (6-2, 295, Fr.)

56 THOMAS BRONSON (6-3, 275, Fr.)

79

91

Alex Coulthard (6-6, 310, So.)

CENTER

Stephen Burns (6-2, 280, Fr.)

LEFT END

77 ALEX ACEY (5-10, 268, So.)

2

DEUCE ROBINSON (6-5, 246, So.)

55

92

Davante Harris (6-6, 285, Fr.)

Graham Fisher (6-2, 285, So.)

RIGHT GUARD

BANDIT

67 IAN BARNARD (6-4, 277, Jr.)

93 JOHN RIZOR (6-3, 256, Sr.)

or

55 GRAHAM FISHER (6-2, 285, So.)

18

Jamal Ware (6-1, 213, So.)

RIGHT TACKLE

MIDDLE LINEBACKER (MIKE)

72 REGAN DUFORT (6-6, 315, Jr.)

33 JEREMY KIMBROUGH (5-11, 240, Sr.)

65

Tucker Lee (6-2, 320, So.)

22

TIGHT END

WEAKSIDE LINEBACKER (WILL)

44 DREW BAILEY (6-4, 250, So.)

24 BRANDON GRIER (6-2, 232, Sr.)

84

45

Zac Baker (6-2, 238, Jr.)

Karl Anderson (5-10, 210, Jr.)

WIDE RECEIVER (X)

STAR

14 SEAN PRICE (6-5, 210, Fr.)

21 DOUG MIDDLETON (6-1, 198, So.)

81

39

Bobo Beathard (5-10, 191, Fr.)

Chris Shaffer (6-3, 198, Fr.)

WIDE RECEIVER (Z)

STRONG SAFETY

15 TONY WASHINGTON (5-10, 200, Jr.)

9

TROY SANDERS (6-0, 214, Sr.)

88

20

Henry Barnes (6-2, 202, Fr.)

Jonathan Shively (6-2, 200, Sr.)

WIDE RECEIVER (M)

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Brandon McGowan (6-3, 231, So.)

FREE SAFETY

11 ANDREW PEACOCK (5-10, 190, Jr.)

34 PATRICK BLALOCK (6-0, 200, Jr.)

83

5

Simms McElfresh (5-10, 173, Fr.)

Jamill Lott (6-1, 195, Jr.)

QUARTERBACK

LEFT CORNERBACK

12 JAMAL JACKSON (6-3, 208, Jr.)

26 JOEL ROSS (5-10, 178, So.)

17

Kameron Bryant (6-2, 210, Fr.)

4

or

16

Logan Hallock (5-11, 185, So.)

Rodger Walker (5-10, 174, Jr.)

RIGHT CORNERBACK RUNNING BACK

10 DEMETRIUS McCRAY (6-0, 185, Sr.)

3

STEVEN MILLER (5-9, 180, Sr.)

37

8

Rod Chisholm (5-9, 201, Sr.)

or

42

Michael Frazier (6-0, 207, Jr.)

SPECIALISTS

Jamill Thomas (5-11, 185, Fr.)

PLACE KICKER

LONG SNAPPER

40 DREW STEWART (6-1, 175, Jr.)

or

27 SAM MARTIN (6-1, 205, Sr.)

53 BRETT HEIMRICH (6-4, 285, So.

HOLDER KICKOFFS

27 SAM MARTIN (6-1, 205, Sr.)

86

RETURN SPECIALIST

Mark Powell (6-3, 199, So.)

16 LOGAN HALLOCK (5-11, 185, Fr.)

3

STEVEN MILLER (5-9, 180, Sr.)

PUNTER

6

Dante Blackmon (5-11, 185, Fr.)

27 SAM MARTIN (6-1, 205, Sr.)

or

29

Aaron Krah (5-11, 175, Fr.)

86

or

80

Chris Starks (6-1, 170, Fr.)

Mark Powell (6-3, 199, So.)

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Appalachian.....................................................app-uh-LATCH-in Barnard..............................................................................BARN-ard Beathard............................................................................ BETH-urd Canepa.......................................................................... cuh-NEP-uh Collmar..............................................................................COLE-mar Coulthard...................................................................... COLE-thard Olawale Dada...................................... ah-la-WALL-ee dah-dah Dante (Blackmon).............................................................DON-tay Davante (Harris).......................................................duh-VON-tay Hallock................................................................................. HAL-uck Heimrich...........................................................................HYME-rick Jamill/Jamil (Lott/Thomas)......................................... juh-MEEL Kalan (Jones)......................................................................... KAY-lin Kalik (Barnes)................................................................... kuh-LEEK Kimbrough..........................................................................KIM-bro Machanic................................................................... muh-CAN-ick Magloire......................................................................... muh-GLOR Malachi (Jones)..........................................................MAL-uh-kye McElfresh.................................................................MACK-ill-fresh Pickard.................................................................................PICK-erd Regan Dufort..................................................REE-gan DOO-fert Rizor........................................................................................RYE-zor Rommel (Andre)................................................................ roe-MEL Shaq (Counts)...........................................................................shack Shively.............................................................................. SHYVE-lee Shuemake................................................................... SHOO-make Tashion................................................................................TAY-shon Tysean (Holloway).............................................................TY-shon Jey Yokeley.................................................................jay YOAK-lee

CAREER GAMES/STARTS

Player........................... Games Played..... Starts (Consec.) Alex Acey........................................ 12............................ 12 (12) Karl Anderson............................... 23.................................— Zac Baker......................................... 7..................................— Drew Bailey..................................... 8..................................— Ian Barnard.................................... 16...............................5 (5) Kalik Barnes.................................... 1..................................— Henry Barnes.................................. 1..................................— Bobo Beathard............................... 3..................................— Ronald Blair.................................... 12............................ 12 (12) Patrick Blalock............................... 19...............................6 (1) Nic Canepa..................................... 12.................................— William Corbin............................... 5..................................— Shaq Counts................................... 3..................................— Regan Dufort................................. 16.................................— Graham Fisher.............................. 12...............................5 (5) Michael Frazier............................. 26...............................3 (0) Brandon Grier............................... 36............................ 21 (12) Logan Hallock............................... 12.................................— Davante Harris............................... 3..................................— Brett Heimrich............................... 3..................................— Jamal Jackson............................... 19...............................7 (7) Kalan Jones..................................... 1................................1 (0) Jeremy Kimbrough..................... 33............................. 17 (7) Tucker Lee....................................... 6..................................— Jamill Lott....................................... 18...............................3 (3) Sam Martin.................................... 39.................................— Demetrius McCray...................... 36............................ 15 (15) Brandon McGowan..................... 10...............................1 (0) Doug Middleton.......................... 11...............................2 (0) Steven Miller................................. 11...............................1 (0) Mark Moll........................................ 24.................................— Andrew Peacock.......................... 24............................. 10 (5) Mark Powell................................... 10.................................— Sean Price........................................ 3..................................— John Rizor....................................... 38............................ 22 (21) James Robinson........................... 12...............................8 (3) Joel Ross.......................................... 8..................................— Troy Sanders.................................. 39............................ 25 (25) Adam Scott.................................... 10.................................— Jonathan Shiveley....................... 13.................................— Rodger Walker.............................. 20...............................9 (6) Tony Washington......................... 25............................ 15 (14) Matthew Watson.......................... 1..................................— Jamal Ware...................................... 8..................................— Jey Yokeley...................................... 3..................................—

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Despite not making his first-career start until midway through the season, Jamal Jackson put together one of the finest campaigns for a quarterback in Appalachian State history last year, becoming the first sophomore in program history to pass for 2,000 yards in a season and setting a school record by amassing at least 250 yards of total offense in seven-straight games.

Satterfield back into the fold as Appalachian State’s assistant head coach and offensive coordinator. In his first stint on the Appalachian staff (1998-2008), Satterfield was an integral part of ASU’s transition from a power-I to a spread offense in 2004 and the five record-setting offensive campaigns that followed. With the former all-conference quarterback serving as the Mountaineers’ primary play-caller, Appalachian boasted one of college football’s most explosive offenses from 2004-08, highlighted by an explosive 2007 campaign when ASU led the nation with a school-record 488.3 yards of total offense per game. Satterfield leads an entirely new offensive coaching staff at Appalachian, which will benefit from five returning starters. Headlining the returning starters is junior quarterback Jamal Jackson, who threw for 2,001 yards and 15 touchdowns last season despite not seizing the starting role until

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midway through the campaign. Continuing a long line of versatile signal-callers at ASU, Jackson also led the Apps with seven rushing touchdowns a season ago. Jackson will have two returning starters to target in wide receivers Andrew Peacock and Tony Washington. The junior duo has a large task in trying to make up for the production lost due to the departure of two-time all-American and second-round NFL Draft pick Brian Quick but have the experience and talent to meet the challenge after combining to start 24 games and catching 80 passes for 919 yards and five touchdowns a season ago. Among the many explosive newcomers in the fold at wideout, redshirt freshman Sean Price stood out the most during spring drills. The 6-5, 210-pounder has drawn comparisons to Quick for his size, speed, leaping ability and terrific hands. Senior Jonathan Shively and redshirt 11-TIME SoCon CHAMPIONS

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After an offseason fraught with change, Appalachian State football is poised to make a run at returning to the pinnacle of the Southern Conference and NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision in 2012. An 8-4 record and seventh-straight NCAA Division I Championship appearance would be cause for elation for most collegefootball programs but having a six-year run of conference championships and failing to win a postseason game for the first time since 2004 has brought about a renewed sense of determination around Kidd Brewer Stadium since Appalachian dropped a 3412 decision to Maine in the second round of the playoffs last December. The most visible change in the Mountaineer program is the addition of seven new assistant coaches. Highlighting the staff turnover, 24th-year head coach Jerry Moore brought longtime assistant Scott


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SEASON PREVIEW OFFENSE AT A GLANCE RETURNING STARTERS: 5 QB Jamal Jackson (6-3, 208, Jr.) 10 GP, 7 GS, 2,001 pass yds., 15 TD passes, 61.5 comp. pct., 296 rush yds., 7 TD rushes WR Andrew Peacock (5-10, 190, Jr.) 48 rec., 564 yds., 11.8 avg. 3 TD WR Tony Washington (5-10, 200, Jr.) 32 rec., 355 yds., 11.1 avg., 2 TD C Alex Acey (5-10, 268 So.) 12 GP, 12 GS LT Kendall Lamm (6-6, 280, So.) 8 GP, 7 GS

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Andrew Peacock is Appalachian’s top returning receiver with 48 receptions for 564 yards as a sophomore last season. The Mountaineers’ wideouts will attempt to replace the production lost by the departure of the school’s all-time leading receiver and second-round NFL Draft pick Brian Quick.

freshmen Bobo Beathard and Simms McElfresh are also in the mix for significant snaps at receiver this fall. The Mountaineers also lost a key cog to their offensive attack over the past three years with the graduation of running back Travaris Cadet. However, the Apps feature a plethora of backs that will compete to make up for the 651 rushing yards and 333 receiving yards that Cadet provided in 2011. The first in line to grab the starting role is senior Steven Miller. Miller was the Mountaineers’ second-leading rusher last season with 380 yards on just 76 carries, good for an impressive five yards per rush. Despite sitting out much of the spring with a shoulder injury, Miller emerged as the leader of a stout group of running backs that could be key contributors this year, which also includes senior Rod Chisholm, junior Michael Frazier and true freshman 3-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Tysean Holloway. Paving the way for Appalachian’s backs will be perhaps the most physically imposing group of offensive linemen in school history. The 10 linemen that enter fall practice on the ASU two-deep average 6-feet, 3-inches and 295 pounds and feature four players that saw significant playing time up front a year ago in junior Ian Barnard and sophomores Alex Acey, Graham Fisher and Kendall Lamm. All four are in the mix for starting roles this season, as are 6-6, 315-pound junior tackle Regan Dufort and redshirt freshman guard Shaq Counts. Another key loss that the Mountaineers must find a replacement for is at tight end, where four-time all-conference honoree Ben Jorden will not be the starter for the first time since 2007. Two relatively inexperienced players battled throughout spring drills for the right to replace Jorden — sophomore Drew Bailey and junior Zac 22

Baker. Also in the mix at tight end is Josh Anding, a 6-5, 250-pound junior transfer from Navarro College in Texas. Change is also evident on the defensive side of the ball, where coordinator Dale Jones welcomes two new assistant coaches to the mix. However, the transition may be a bit easier for Jones’ staff newcomers as the Mountaineers return a talent-laden group of nine returning starters on defense. Headlining the defensive returnees is perhaps the nation’s most talented and experienced group of linebackers in seniors Jeremy Kimbrough, Brandon Grier and John Rizor. Kimbrough, one of two returning allAmericans on the Appalachian defense, led the Mountaineers with 105 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and four sacks from his middle linebacker position last season. Right behind Kimbrough was Grier, who made 97 stops, including 10.5 behind the 11-TIME SoCon CHAMPIONS


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third on the team with 79 tackles last season to go along with two interceptions and three pass break-ups. He’ll be joined at safety by junior Patrick Blalock, a former walk-on who has made six starts in his first two seasons in Black and Gold and has yet to reach his full potential due to being hampered by injuries throughout his young career. Junior Jamill Lott and redshirt freshman Henry Barnes are also in the mix at safety while sophomore Doug Middleton, a freshman all-American last season, will be a pivotal contributor as the “star” defensive back in nickel packages. Up front, the Mountaineers return two of the nation’s best young defensive ends in sophomores Ronald Blair and Deuce Robinson. Both grabbed starting roles as true freshmen a year ago and excelled to the tune of 56 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, five quarterback hurries and a

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pair of forced fumbles combined. Blair headlined the duo with 40 stops, including 11.5 behind the line of scrimmage, en route to freshman all-America honors. The only real void in the defense is at nose tackle, where ASU lost two-year starter Dan Wylie. However, the coaching staff is confident that redshirt freshmen Thomas Bronson and Stephen Burns are up to the task of filling the large shoes left behind by the graduation of Wylie and fellow 300-pounders Chris Aiken and Gordy Witte, Jr. Appalachian also returns three specialists in all-Southern Conference punter Sam Martin, place kicker Drew Stewart and holder Logan Hallock, giving the Mountaineers a whopping 17 returning starters in all. Martin, who ranked among the nation’s top 30 a season ago with a 40.9-yard punting average despite battling nagging inju11-TIME SoCon CHAMPIONS

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line of scrimmage as the Apps’ weakside linebacker a year ago. Playing mainly in the hybrid bandit role in Appalachian’s 3-4 defense a year ago, Rizor ranked fourth on the squad with 65 tackles and tied Kimbrough for the team lead with four sacks. The ‘backers will play in front of a secondary that is nearly as experienced and perhaps just as talented. Headlining three returning starters in the defensive backfield is another all-American in senior cornerback Demetrius McCray, who led Appalachian with five interceptions and broke up nine more passes in 2011. The Mountaineers also return the starter opposite McCray in junior Rodger Walker, who had four interceptions a season ago but is being pushed for the starting role by sophomore Joel Ross. At safety, senior Troy Sanders returns for his third year as a starter. Sanders ranked

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DEFENSE AT A GLANCE STARTERS RETURNING: 9 LE Deuce Robinson (6-5, 246, So.) 16 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 2 QBH, 1 FF RE Ronald Blair (6-4, 271, So.) 40 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 3 QBH, 1 PBU BAN/SLB John Rizor (6-3, 256, Sr.) 65 tackles, 9.0 TFL, 4.0 sacks, 8 QBH, 1 FF MLB Jeremy Kimbrough (5-11, 240, Sr.) 105 tackles, 12.0 TFL, 4 sacks, 1 INT, 4 PBU, 1 FF, 2 FR WLB Brandon Grier (6-2, 232, Sr.) 97 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 INT, 1 FR SS Troy Sanders (6-0, 214, Sr.) 79 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 INT, 3 PBU, 2 QBH, 1 FR FS Patrick Blalock (6-0, 200, Jr.) 14 tackles, 1 PBU, 1 blocked kick LCB Rodger Walker (5-10, 177, Jr.) 26 tackles, 4 INT, 2 PBU, 1 FR RCB Demetrius McCray (6-0, 185, Sr.) 48 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 5 INT, 9 PBU, 1 FF

All-Americans Jeremy Kimbrough (33) and Demetrius McCray (10) headline a veteran defense that returns nine starters from last season’s stout unit. Aside from an uncharacteristic season-opening rout at ACC-power Virginia Tech, the Mountaineers surrendered just 20 points per game in 2011.


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SEASON PREVIEW SPECIALISTS AT A GLANCE RETURNING STARTERS: 3 P Sam Martin (6-1, 205, Sr.) 54 punts, 40.9 avg., 15 FC, 16 I-20 PK Drew Stewart (6-1, 175, Jr.) 8-10 FG, 44 Lg, 17-19 PAT HOL Logan Hallock (5-11, 185, So.)

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Senior Sam Martin, who has handled Appalachian’s punting duties for each of the last three seasons, looks to also regain the placekicking and kickoff responsibilities after battling through an injury-riddled campaign in 2011.

ries throughout the campaign, is expected to handle the Mountaineers’ punting and kickoff duties in 2012. Martin will also compete with Stewart for field goal and PAT duties. Stewart emerged as Appalachian’s place kicker after the mounting injuries began to diminish Martin’s effectiveness at the position midway through the season and was impressive, making 8-of-10 field goals over the final six weeks of the campaign. The duo is a study in contrasting strengths, as Martin possesses the stronger leg but Stewart has displayed more accuracy since transferring from Marshall prior to last season. Waiting for the Apps, however, is perhaps the most challenging regular-season schedule in program history. The slate begins with ASU’s second trip to longtime in-state rival East Carolina in four years. The last time Appalachian invaded Greenville, thousands of Mountaineer fans nearly saw ASU 3-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

come back from a 22-point fourth-quarter deficit before dropping a 29-24 nail-biter at the hands of Conference USA’s Pirates. The next week, Appalachian opens the home portion of its schedule with one of the most anticipated non-conference matchups in FCS history when Montana makes its first-ever visit to Kidd Brewer Stadium. Perhaps the most recognizable and decorated programs in Division I FCS, Appalachian and Montana are the nation’s winningest FCS programs since 2005 and have combined for five national championships since 1995 (UM in 1995 and 2001 and ASU in 2005, ‘06 and ‘07). The Mountaineers and Grizzlies have also made 10 championship-game appearances and earned 40 NCAA Division I FCS/I-AA playoff berths between them. The rest of the Mountaineers’ home slate includes a non-conference battle versus Coastal Carolina and Southern Conference 24

duels versus The Citadel, Elon, Wofford and Furman, with Appalachian looking to avenge 2011 losses against the latter two. The Apps will also travel for SoCon games at Chattanooga, Samford, Western Carolina and Georgia Southern. If the ASU-Montana contest is the nation’s most anticipated non-conference matchup of 2012, the Mountaineers’ game at Georgia Southern could be the most anticipated conference brawl of the season. Last year, Appalachian handed No. 1-ranked GSU a 24-17 defeat at Kidd Brewer Stadium but the Eagles went on to win the SoCon championship, snapping the Apps’ six-year reign atop the league.

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HEAD COACH JERRY MOORE

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 A bona fide legend in the college football the 2005 Division I-AA national title game — a coaching ranks, Jerry Moore is in his 24th year at feat they repeated with wins over Massachusetts the helm of Appalachian State University’s foot(28-17) and Delaware (49-21) in the 2006 and ‘07 ball program. NCAA Division I national championship tilts. In 23 seasons at Appalachian, Moore has Additionally, Appalachian became a housecompiled a 207-83 record, making him the winhold name when Moore led his troops to perhaps ningest coach in Southern Conference history. In the biggest upset in college football history, a 30 years as a head coach, he is 234-131-2, making 34-32 triumph over Michigan in the 2007 season him one of only eight active NCAA Division I FCS opener. The victory over the Wolverines, college head coaches with 200 career victories and 17th football’s all-time winningest program which among all NCAA Division I coaches (FCS or FBS) in came into the contest ranked No. 5 in the Associall-time victories. ated Press’ Top 25 college football poll, marked Moore has enjoyed success at nearly every the first time that an FCS team ever toppled a stop of his 51-year coaching career, but his twonationally ranked FBS opponent. plus decades at Appalachian State has cemented However, Moore’s success at Appalachian his standing as one of the game’s all-time great State did not begin in 2005, as the Mountaineers’ mentors. recent triumphs have only enhanced his standing Moore led Appalachian to three-consecutive as one of the nation’s finest coaches, not defined NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdiviit. sion (FCS — formerly Division I-AA) national titles Twenty-two of Moore’s 23 Mountaineer from 2005-07, making Appalachian State the first squads have posted winning records, nine have program to ever win three-straight championwon Southern Conference championships and 17 ships at the FCS/I-AA level and the first Division I have advanced to postseason play. program, FCS or FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision He wasted no time in establishing a winning — formerly Division I-A) to accomplish the feat in program, leading his very first Appalachian State 61 years. squad to a 9-3 overall record and NCAA Division He also led Appalachian to six-straight I-AA playoff berth in 1989. SoCon titles from 2005-10, which is tied with Two years later, Moore hoisted the SoCon Georgia Southern (1997-2002) for the most championship trophy for the first time when his consecutive conference championships since the Apps captured the conference title and accomvenerable league began crowning a champion in panying postseason berth with six wins in seven 1933. the Mountaineers won 26-straight SoCon league tilts in 1991. games —the second-longest run of league victo The 1991 championship campaign sparked ries in league history — from 2007-10. a run of four playoff bids in five years, capped From 2005-10, Moore’s Mountaineers comby perhaps the most impressive regular season piled a 71-15 record (joining Virginia Tech as the in school history in 1995. The ‘95 Mountaineers only Division I programs to win 10 or more games rolled to a perfect 11-0 regular-season record and, during each season during that span) and etched behind a defense that featured All-Americans themselves in the record books with a number of Dexter Coakley and Matt Stevens, appeared to be other “firsts.” a favorite to win the school’s first national champi-

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onship. However, Stevens suffered a year-ending injury late in the regular season and Appalachian State’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 Appalachian’s and Moore’s storied gridiron histories. Altogether, Moore has coached 65 players that have earned all-America recognition a total of 95 times over the course of his 23 years at Appalachian State. 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 75-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 eight-time SoCon Coach of the Year (1991, 1994, 1995, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010). 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 Appalachian State Alumni Association scholarship fund. In addition to his nearly quarter-centurylong tenure at Appalachian, Moore has 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

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2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL HEAD COACH JERRY MOORE MOORE AT A GLANCE 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 PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1958-60...................Baylor wide receiver 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 207-83 (.714) — 23 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, 2010 Emmy Award

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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 11thranked Bears as a senior and 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 evident in his “never say no” philosophy with regards to the numerous speaking engagements that he is asked to participate in. As many as five nights a week, Moore travels 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, Scott and Elizabeth, and six grandchildren. His grandson, Trey Kavanaugh, is a redshirt freshman wide receiver for the Mountaineers.

Outstanding Achievement, Sports — One-Time Special For role in Fox Sports Net’s Under The Lights documentary

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Jerry Moore led Appalachian to three-straight NCAA Division I Football national championships from 2005-07.

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Jerry Moore was carried off the field by his players after he became the 17th coach to ever win 200 games at one NCAA Division I institution with a 58-6 triumph over North Carolina A&T on Sept. 10, 2011.

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Joe Paterno (Penn State)............................................. 409 Eddie Robinson (Grambling)..................................... 408 Roy Kidd (Eastern Kentucky)..................................... 314 Bobby Bowden (Florida State).................................. 304 Tubby Raymond (Delaware)...................................... 300 LaVell Edwards (BYU)................................................... 257 Tom Osborne (Nebraska)............................................ 255 Bob Ford (Albany).......................................................... 246 Mike Kelly (Dayton)....................................................... 246 Bear Bryant (Alabama)................................................. 232 Chris Ault (Nevada)....................................................... 226 Amos Alonzo Stagg (Chicago).................................. 224 Jimmye Laycock (William & Mary)........................... 213 Frank Beamer (Virginia Tech)..................................... 209 Jerry Moore (Appalachian State).....................207 Woody Hayes (Ohio State)......................................... 205 Walt Hameline (Wagner)............................................. 203 Vince Dooley (Georgia)................................................ 201


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Overall Conference Final Year School Won Lost Tied Pct. Won Lost Tied Pct. Place Rank 1979 North Texas 5 6 0 .455 — — — — — — North Texas 6 5 0 .545 — — — — — — 1980 North Texas Totals 11 11 0 .500 — — — — 1981 Texas Tech 1 9 1 .136 0 7 1 .063 9th — Texas Tech 4 7 0 .364 3 5 0 .375 t-6th — 1982 1983 Texas Tech 3 7 1 .318 3 4 1 .438 6th — Texas Tech 4 7 0 .364 2 6 0 .250 8th — 1984 1985 Texas Tech 4 7 0 .364 1 7 0 .125 7th — 16 37 2 .309 9 29 2 .250 Texas Tech Totals 1989 Appalachian State 9 3 0 .750 5 2 0 .714 2nd 10th 1990 Appalachian State 6 5 0 .545 5 2 0 .714 2nd — Appalachian State 8 4 0 .667 6 1 0 .857 1st 17th 1991 Appalachian State 7 5 0 .583 5 2 0 .714 2nd 16th 1992 1993 Appalachian State 4 7 0 .364 4 4 0 .500 t-4th — Appalachian State 9 4 0 .692 6 2 0 .750 2nd 9th 1994 1995 Appalachian State 12 1 0 .923 8 0 0 1.000 1st 5th 1996 Appalachian State 7 4 0 .636 5 3 0 .625 4th 22nd Appalachian State 7 4 0 .636 6 2 0 .750 2nd 22nd 1997 1998 Appalachian State 10 3 0 .769 6 2 0 .750 2nd 6th Appalachian State 9 3 0 .750 7 1 0 .875 t-1st t-9th 1999 2000 Appalachian State 10 4 0 .714 6 2 0 .750 2nd 4th Appalachian State 9 4 0 .692 6 2 0 .750 3rd 6th 2001 Appalachian State 8 4 0 .667 6 2 0 .750 t-2nd 10th 2002 2003 Appalachian State 7 4 0 .636 6 2 0 .750 2nd — 2004 Appalachian State 6 5 0 .545 4 3 0 .571 t-3rd — 2005 Appalachian State 12 3 0 .800 6 1 0 .857 1st 1st 2006 Appalachian State 14 1 0 .933 7 0 0 1.000 1st 1st 2007 Appalachian State 13 2 0 .867 5 2 0 .714 t-1st 1st 2008 Appalachian State 11 3 0 .786 8 0 0 1.000 1st 5th 2009 Appalachian State 11 3 0 .786 8 0 0 1.000 1st 3rd 2010 Appalachian State 10 3 0 .769 7 1 0 .875 1st 4th 2011 Appalachian State 8 4 0 .667 6 2 0 .750 t-2nd 12th 207 83 0 .714 138 38 0 .784 Appalachian Totals Career Totals 234 131 2 .640 147 67 2 .685

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Jerry Moore’s MOUNTAINEERS IN THE POSTSEASON

Year Seed Seed Opponent 1989 No. 10 at 7Middle Tennessee State 1991 No. 13 at 4Eastern Kentucky 1992 No. 12 at 5Middle Tennessee State 1994 No. 10 at 7New Hampshire at 2Boise State 13 1995 No. 4 James Madison 5Stephen F. Austin 10 1998 No. 7 Tennessee State at 2Northwestern State 13 1999 No. 4 Florida A&M 2000 No. 13 at 4Troy State at 5Western Kentucky at 1Montana 2001 — William & Mary at 2Georgia Southern 2002 — Maine 2005 No. 2 Lafayette Southern Illinois Furman vs. Northern Iowa 2006 No. 1 Coastal Carolina Montana State 4Youngstown State vs. 3Massachusetts 2007 — James Madison Eastern Washington Richmond vs. Delaware 2008 No. 2 South Carolina State Richmond 2009 — South Carolina State at 4Richmond at 1Montana 2010 No. 1 Western Illinois Villanova 2011 — Maine

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. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C.

Postseason appearances:................................................................................... 17 Postseason record:................................................................................................ 22-14 in Boone:........................................................................................................ 15-6 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 W, 42-14 L, 42-24 L, 34-12

THE DEAN OF SoCon COACHES WINNINGEST ACTIVE FCS HEAD COACHES (based on total career victories) 255 Bob Ford (Albany) 234 Jerry Moore (Appalachian State) 228 Joe Taylor (Florida A&M) 222 Al Bagnoli (Penn) 218 Andy Talley (Villanova) 214 Rob Ash (Montana State) 213 Jimmye Laycock (William & Mary) 203 Walt Hameline (Wagner) 178 Pete Richardson (Southern) 173 Mike Ayers (Wofford) ALL-TIME SoCon COACHING VICTORIES (based on games at SoCon institution) Jerry Moore, App St. (1989-present) 207 Wallace Wade, Alabama (1923-30); Duke (1931-41, ‘46-50) 172 104 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) 68 Bobby Lamb, Furman (2002-10) 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, App St. (1989-present) 8.8 Mike Sewak, Ga. Southern (2002-05) 8.2 Bobby Lamb, Furman (2002-10) 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 Jerry Moore, App St. (1989-present) .714 Mike Sewak, Ga. Southern (2002-05) .700 Jack Faber, Maryland (1935-37) ALL-TIME SoCon COACHING SEASONS (based on seasons at SoCon institution) 23 Jerry Moore, App St. (1989-present) 16 Wallace Wade, Duke (1931-41, ‘46-50) 15 Ed Merrick, Richmond (1951-65) 15 Bob King, Furman (1958-72) 15 Mike Ayers, Wofford (1997-present) 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)

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2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL HEAD COACH JERRY MOORE ALL-TIME NCAA DIVISION I COACHES WITH 200 CAREER VICTORIES

1) 409 Joe Paterno 2) 408 Eddie Robinson 3) 377 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 Bob Ford 255 Tom Osborne 12) 251 Frank Beamer 13) 249 Lou Holtz 14) 246 Mike Kelly 15) 238 Woody Hayes 16) 237 Billy Joe 17) 234 Jerry Moore 234 Bo Schembechler 19) 232 Hayden Fry 20) 229 Jim Tressel 21) 228 Joe Taylor 22) 227 Mack Brown 23) 226 Chris Ault 24) 222 Al Bagnoli 25) 218 Andy Talley 218 Ron Randleman 27) 214 Rob Ash 28) 213 Jimmye Laycock 29) 207 Jess Nealy 30) 203 Walt Hameline 31) 202 Don Nehlen 202 Warren Woodson 33) 201 Jim Sweeney 201 Vince Dooley 201 Eddie Anderson

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

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

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Team Total Appalachian St. North Texas Texas Tech Last Meeting Air Force 1-1 — — 1-1 13-28, 1985 Arkansas 0-5 — — 0-5 7-30, 1985 Auburn 0-1 0-1 — — 15-22, 1999 Baylor 1-4 — — 1-4 0-31, 1985 Boise State 0-1 0-1 — — 14-17, 1994 Brigham Young 0-1 — 0-1 — 23-41, 1980 Catawba 1-0 1-0 — — 31-20, 1989 Chattanooga 21-2 21-2 — — 14-12, 2011 The Citadel 18-5 18-5 — — 49-42, 2011 Clemson 0-3 0-3 — — 12-23, 1997 Coastal Carolina 2-0 2-0 — — 45-28, 2006 Colorado 0-1 — — 0-1 27-45, 1981 Delaware 1-0 1-0 — — 49-21, 2007 East Carolina 0-2 0-1 0-1 — 24-29, 2009 East Tennessee State 13-2 13-2 — — 21-7, 2003 Eastern Kentucky 7-2 7-2 — — 24-16, 2005 Eastern Washington 1-0 1-0 — — 38-35, 2007 Edinboro 1-0 1-0 — — 44-7, 1995 Elon 9-0 9-0 — — 28-21, 2011 Florida 0-1 0-1 — — 10-48, 2010 Florida A&M 0-1 0-1 — — 29-44, 1999 Furman 14-10 14-10 — — 10-20, 2011 Gardner-Webb 3-0 3-0 — — 45-7, 2007 Georgia Southern 11-9 11-9 — — 24-17, 2011 Hawaii 0-1 0-1 — — 17-40, 2003 Houston 0-6 — 0-1 0-5 16-17, 1985 Jacksonville 2-0 2-0 — — 45-14, 2010 James Madison 6-2 6-2 — — 32-35, 2008 Lafayette 1-0 1-0 — — 34-23, 2005 Kansas 0-2 0-1 0-1 — 8-36, 2005 Lenoir-Rhyne 1-0 1-0 — — 48-7, 2007 Liberty 6-2 6-2 — — 29-22, 2002 Louisiana-Lafayette 1-0 — 1-0 — 22-20, 1980 Louisiana Tech 1-0 — 1-0 — 19-17, 1979 LSU 0-2 0-2 — — 13-41, 2008 Maine 0-2 0-2 — — 12-34, 2011 Mars Hill 1-0 1-0 — — 41-0, 2006 Marshall 5-4 5-4 — — 17-50, 2002 Massachusetts 1-0 1-0 — — 28-17, 2006 McNeese State 0-1 0-1 — — 35-40, 2009 Memphis 1-1 — 1-1 — 29-10, 1980 Miami (Fla.) 0-1 — 0-1 — 8-26, 1980 Michigan 1-0 1-0 — — 34-32, 2007 Middle Tennessee State 0-2 0-2 — — 10-35, 1992 Mississippi College 1-0 1-0 — — 31-23, 1991 Montana 0-2 0-2 — — 17-24, 2009 Montana State 1-0 1-0 — — 38-17, 2006 Morehead State 1-0 1-0 — — 24-21, 2003 New Hampshire 1-0 1-0 — — 17-10, 1994 New Mexico 2-3 — — 2-3 32-31, 1985 New Mexico State 2-0 — 2-0 — 38-28, 1980 North Carolina A&T 4-1 4-1 — — 58-6, 2011 North Carolina Central 2-0 2-0 — — 44-16, 2010 0-3 0-3 — — 10-23, 2006 NC State North Texas 1-0 — — 1-0 28-7, 1985 Northeast Louisiana 1-0 — 1-0 — 26-18, 1980 Northern Arizona 1-0 1-0 — — 34-21, 2007 Northern Iowa 1-0 1-0 — — 21-16, 2005 Northwestern State 0-2 0-2 — — 35-40, 2004 Oklahoma State 0-1 — 0-1 — 7-25, 1979 Presbyterian 1-0 1-0 — — 48-14, 2008 Rice 3-2 — — 3-2 27-29, 1985 Richmond 2-1 2-1 — — 35-31, 2009 Samford 4-0 4-0 — — 35-17, 2011 Savannah State 1-0 1-0 — — 41-6, 2011 South Carolina State 2-0 2-0 — — 20-13, 2009 SMU 0-7 — 0-2 0-5 7-9, 1985 Southern Illinois 1-0 1-0 — — 38-24, 2005 Southern Miss 0-1 — 0-1 — 10-30, 1979 Stephen F. Austin 0-1 0-1 — — 17-27, 1995 TCU 2-1-2 — — 2-1-2 63-7, 1985 Tennessee State 1-0 1-0 — — 45-31, 1998 Tennessee Tech 1-0 1-0 — — 16-3, 1996 Texas 0-5 — — 0-5 21-34, 1985 Texas A&M 3-2 — — 3-2 27-28, 1985 Texas-Arlington 3-0 — 2-0 1-0 44-7, 1984 Texas State 1-0 1-0 — — 41-34, 2004 Troy 1-1 1-1 — — 33-30, 2000 Tulsa 2-2 — 0-1 2-1 21-17, 1985 UTEP 2-0 — 2-0 — 35-15, 1980 Villanova 0-1 0-1 — — 24-42, 2010 Virginia Tech 0-1 0-1 — — 13-66, 2011 VMI 13-1 13-1 — — 54-13, 2002 Wake Forest 5-6 5-6 — — 10-20, 2001 Washington 0-2 — — 0-2 3-10, 1982 Western Carolina 21-2 21-2 — — 46-14, 2011 Western Illinois 1-0 1-0 — — 42-14, 2010 Western Kentucky 1-0 1-0-0 — — 17-14, 2000 West Texas State 1-0 — 1-0 — 28-14, 1979 West Virginia Tech 1-0 1-0 — — 64-14, 2001 William & Mary 1-0 1-0 — — 40-27, 2001 Wofford 11-4 11-4 — — 14-28, 2011 Wyoming 0-1 0-1 — — 7-53, 2004 Youngstown State 1-0 1-0 — — 49-24, 2006

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Jerry and Margaret Moore met as students at Baylor and have been married for 52 years.

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ASSISTANT COACHES

Scott

Dale

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DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/ILBs 17th SEASON AT APPALACHIAN 24th SEASON OVERALL

Satterfield

Scott Satterfield, who was part of three national championships and six Southern Conference titles as a player and coach at Appalachian State, returns to Appalachian this season as assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Satterfield, who spent 15 seasons at ASU as a player (1992-95) and coach (19982008), returns after three years away from his alma mater. He left Appalachian to be the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Toledo in 2009 before spending the last two seasons as the offensive coordinator at Florida International. He is the first coach to hold the title of assistant head coach in Moore’s 24 years at Appalachian and the Mountaineers’ first official offensive coordinator since Rob Best held the title from 1989-2002. In Satterfield’s only season at Toledo, the Rockets ranked 20th nationally in passing (278.5 yards per game) and 14th in total offense (438.3 ypg), averages that were 89 and 104 yards better than the season prior to his arrival. In two seasons at Florida International, Satterfield helped lead the Golden Panthers to the first two bowl appearances in school history, including a victory over Toledo in the 2010 Little Caesars Bowl. After going 3-9 and averaging 321 yards of offense the year prior to his arrival, FIU won 15 games and averaged 380 yards in Satterfield’s two seasons as offensive coordinator. Prior to his three seasons in the NCAA Division I FBS ranks, Satterfield spent the first 11 seasons of his coaching career at Appalachian, mentoring the Mountaineers’ wide receivers (1998), running backs (1999-2002) and quarterbacks (2003-08). He was an integral part of ASU’s transition from a power-I to a spread offense in 2004 and the five record-setting offensive campaigns that followed. With Satterfield serving as the Mountaineers’ primary play-caller, Appalachian ranked among the nation’s top 20 in the five major offensive statistical categories (scoring, rushing, passing, passing efficiency and total offense) 17 out of a possible 25 times from 2004-08, highlighted by an explosive 2007 campaign when ASU led the nation with a school-record 488.3 yards of total offense per game. As Appalachian’s quarterbacks coach, Satterfield also oversaw the development of the most prolific signal-callers in school history — Richie Williams and Armanti Edwards, coaching both to all-America recognition and being Edwards’ mentor for the first of his back-to-back Walter Payton Awards (NCAA Division I FCS Player of the Year in 2008). Prior to coaching the Mountaineers’ quarterbacks, Satterfield also mentored a 1,000-yard rusher (Jimmy Watkins — 2001) and the 11th-leading rusher in school history (Jerry Beard — 2000-02). As a player at ASU, Satterfield made 27 starts at quarterback from 1992-95. He earned first-team all-conference recognition as a senior in 1995 after passing for 1,461 yards and rushing for 649 more to help lead the Mountaineers to the only undefeated, untied regular season in school history (11-0) and a 12-1 final record. Satterfield is married to the former Beth Burleson, who, as Appalachian’s women’s track and field MVP in 1995, won SoCon titles in the 55-meter and 400-meter hurdles and was a member of ASU’s conference-championship 4x400-meter relay team. The couple has two sons (Bryce and Isaac) and a daughter (Alli). SATTERFIELD AT A GLANCE Coaching Experience 1998..................................Appalachian State (Wide Receivers) 1999-2002......................Appalachian State (Running Backs) 2003-08...........................Appalachian State (Quarterbacks) 2009..................................Toledo (Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks) 2010-11...........................Florida International (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks) 2012..................................Appalachian State (Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coord./QBs) Playing Experience 1992-95...........................Appalachian State (QB) Alma Mater:.................Appalachian State, 1996 Hometown:...................Hillsborough, N.C. Wife:.................................Beth (Burleson) Sons:................................Bryce and Isaac Daughter:......................Alli

Jones Dale Jones is in his 17th year at Appalachian State and his third season as the program’s defensive coordinator. He also serves as inside linebackers coach. Jones came to Appalachian in 1996 as the team’s defensive line coach and specialteams coordinator before moving to work with the linebackers in 2005. He was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2010 and in his two seasons at the helm of the Mountaineer defense, Appalachian has ranked among the top half of the Southern Conference in scoring and total defense both years. Last season, Appalachian topped the SoCon in interceptions and red-zone defense while in 2011, the Apps led the league in sacks and third-down conversion defense. Player development has been a staple of Jones’ tenure at Appalachian State. During his 16 seasons with the Mountaineers, he has coached 10 all-America defensive linemen and linebackers, including four two-time honorees, and 17 all-conference performers that have earned the recognition a total of 29 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 seven seasons mentoring the Mountaineers’ linebackers, he has averaged nearly two all-SoCon honorees per season, with Appalachian ‘backers honored 12 times during that span. In 2008, all three starting linebackers — Roman, Pierre Banks and D.J. Smith — garnered all-conference recognition. Ten former Mountaineers coached by Jones have gone on to play in the NFL, including three players currently in the league: seven-year pro Jason Hunter (Denver Broncos), who Jones mentored as defensive line coach from 2002-04, second-year pro D.J. Smith (Green Bay Packers), who Jones coached as both linebackers coach (200710) and defensive coordinator (2010) and Mark LeGree (San Francisco 49ers), who was drafted following Jones’ first year as defensive coordinator. While serving as Appalachian State’s special-teams coordinator, Jones was named the 2002 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-Southeastern Conference 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 SEC 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. JONES AT A GLANCE 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

The Satterfield Family: Isaac, Scott, Beth, Alli and Bryce

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Bryan

DEFENSIVE LINE 7th SEASON AT APPALACHIAN 9th SEASON OVERALL

CORNERBACKS 1st SEASON AT APPALACHIAN 5th SEASON OVERALL

Blalock

Brown

Former Appalachian State defensive lineman Jason Blalock is in the third year of his second stint as an assistant coach at his alma mater and his second season as the Mountaineers’ defensive line coach. In his first season overseeing the entire Appalachian defensive line, Blalock’s linemen helped the Mountaineers rank second in the Southern Conference against the rush and third in sacks. Headlining Blalock’s deep and successful group of pupils in 2011 was true freshman Ronald Blair, who started all 12 games at defensive end and earned freshman all-America recognition. From 2009-10, Blalock coached the Mountaineers’ defensive tackles, including allSouthern Conference selection in Malcolm Bennett in 2009. Blalock was also a member of ASU’s coaching staff from 2004-06, when he assisted with a unit that led the Southern Conference in scoring defense in 2005 and ‘06. The 2006 Mountaineers boasted one of the top defenses 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 allSouth 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 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. The couple resides in Boone with their daughter, Piper. BLALOCK AT A GLANCE Coaching Experience 2004-06...........................Appalachian State (Defensive Assistant) 2007-08...........................Newberry (Defensive Line) 2009-10...........................Appalachian State (Defensive Tackles) 2011-present.................Appalachian State (Defensive Line) Playing Experience 2000-03...........................Appalachian State (DL) Alma Mater:.................Appalachian State, 2004 Hometown:..................Hurdle Mills, N.C. Wife:.................................Susan (Hopkins) Daughter:......................Piper

Bryan Brown is in his first season as Appalachian State’s cornerbacks coach. Brown comes to ASU from Ole Miss, where he was a four-year letterwinner on the gridiron as well as a member of the Rebels’ basketball team before serving for two years on his alma mater’s football staff. In 2011, he served as a graduate assistant coach at Ole Miss, working specifically with the Rebels’ “spur” (nickel back) position. In that capacity, he was responsible for all practice planning and game planning for the spur position. Despite a 2-10 record in ‘11, Ole Miss ranked among the top 25 nationally in pass defense (194.4 ypg). In 2010, he was an administrative assistant for defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix, assisting with all aspects of practice and game planning for the squad’s cornerbacks. Brown began his professional career in collegiate athletics at Rutgers in 2008, where he served in a player development role, responsible for not only helping with the Scarlet Knights’ special teams but also assisting in academic support services for the program. Following the stint at Rutgers, he spent one season at Delta State (2009) as a graduate assistant coaching the Statesmen’s cornerbacks. A native of Corinth, Miss., Brown was a four-year letterwinner as a defensive back at Ole Miss from 2003-06. He made 70 tackles in his four-year career and returned one interception for a touchdown while also returning kickoffs and punts. He earned a B.A. in sociology from Ole Miss in 2006 and has a wife, Courtney.

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BROWN AT A GLANCE Coaching Experience 2008..................................Rutgers (Player Development) 2009..................................Delta State (Graduate Assistant/Cornerbacks) 2010..................................Ole Miss (Defensive Adminstative Assistant) 2011..................................Ole Miss (Graduate Assistant/Spurs) 2012..................................Appalachian State (Cornerbacks) Playing Experience 2003-06...........................Ole Miss (DB) Alma Mater:.................Ole Miss, 2006 Hometown:..................Corinth, Miss. Wife:.................................Courtney (Walker)

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Nic

Chris

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Cardwell Nic Cardwell returns for his second stint as Appalachian State’s tight ends coach in 2012. He spent the 2011 season as an assistant director of strength and conditioning at Appalachian, with a direct role in the development of ASU football student-athletes. He previously served as the Mountaineers’ tight ends coach during the 2008 season, when he helped coach freshman Ben Jorden to first-team all-Southern Conference honors before leaving coaching for two years in the private sector. As a player, Cardwell came to Appalachian as an unheralded walk-on in 2003 and finished his career as a co-captain and three-time national champion. He overcame a career-threatening neck injury to play in all 56 games for the Mountaineers from 200407. Four of his nine career receptions went for touchdowns, including three postseason scores (one vs. Coastal Carolina in the first round of the 2006 NCAA Division I Football Championship and two vs. Richmond in the 2007 national semifinals). A Kernersville, N.C. native, Cardwell prepped at Glenn H.S. where he was an allconference selection as a senior. He graduated from ASU in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Cardwell and his wife, Kira, reside in Boone. CARDWELL AT A GLANCE Coaching Experience 2008..................................Appalachian State (Tight Ends) 2011..................................Appalachian State (Assistant Strength and Conditioning) 2012..................................Appalachian State (Tight Ends) Playing Experience 2004-07...........................Appalachian State (TE) Alma Mater:.................Appalachian State, 2008 Hometown:..................Kernersville, N.C. Wife:.................................Kira (Vithalani)

Foster Chris Foster, an eight-year coaching veteran, is in his first season as Appalachian State’s running backs coach. Foster comes to Appalachian from Gardner-Webb, where he served as the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ running backs coach for the past eight seasons. He coached an all-Big South performer in four of his eight seasons at Gardner-Webb, including each of the last three campaigns. Most recently, GWU’s Kenny Little became the Bulldogs’ first 1,000-yard rusher in 11 years while earning all-conference recognition under Foster’s tutelage in 2011. In his eight seasons as an assistant coach at GWU, Foster also served as the staff’s primary academic advisor and a top recruiter. Additionally, he oversaw the program’s strength and conditioning activities on an interim basis in 2006. Foster began his coaching career immediately upon his graduation from GardnerWebb, where he was one of the program’s all-time best rushers from 2000-03. A twotime all-Big South running back, Foster ranked sixth in GWU history at the time of his graduation (and seventh currently) with 1,883 career rushing yards. He was also a two-time first-team academic all-district honoree, making him one of only two student-athletes in Gardner-Webb football history to earn the prestigious recognition multiple times. A Chesnee, S.C. native, Foster was a South Carolina Mr. Football award finalist and the Appalachian 2A Conference Player of the Year at Chesnee H.S. in 2000. He graduated from GWU in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. Foster and his wife, Tiffany, have a daughter, Journei. FOSTER AT A GLANCE Coaching Experience 2004-11...........................Gardner-Webb (Running Backs) Playing Experience 2000-03...........................Gardner-Webb (RB) Alma Mater:.................Gardner-Webb, 2004 Hometown:..................Chesnee, S.C. Wife:.................................Tiffany (Haynes) Daughter:......................Journei

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Ivey

Ledford

Mark Ivey, a four-year football letterwinner at Appalachian State from 1992-95, has returned to his alma mater as the Mountaineers’ bandits coach. Ivey also plays a large role in the coordination of Appalachian’s special teams. Ivey returns to Appalachian State after 16 years as a high-school coach in Florida, including the last 10 seasons as head coach at Cypress Lake H.S. in Fort Myers (2002-06) and Barron Collier H.S. in Naples (2007-11). In five successful campaigns as the head coach at Barron Collier, he led the Cougars to a 36-19 overall record and state playoff appearances all five years. BCHS won three-straight district championships from 200709, doubling the number of district titles that the school had claimed in its first 29 years of existence. In addition to his decade of experience as a head coach, Ivey also served as an assistant at Port Charlotte, Cape Coral and Gulf Coast high schools in western Florida from 1996-2001. Ivey played five seasons for Appalachian head coach Jerry Moore as a linebacker and defensive lineman from 1991-95. After redshirting as a true freshman in ‘91, Ivey went on to record 166 tackles in 47 games for the Black and Gold from 1992-95. As a senior, he started 12-of-13 games and tallied 66 tackles, four sacks and eight tackles for loss to help lead the Mountaineers to a perfect 11-0 regular season and the 1995 Southern Conference championship. In all, he started 28 games at defensive tackle and was a part of four NCAA Division I-AA playoff teams during his collegiate career. A native of Collinsville, Va., Ivey was an all-district and all-region gridiron performer at Martinsville H.S. He made 230 tackles over his final two prep seasons and was also a two-time district champion in wrestling and an all-district and all-region honoree in baseball. Ivey graduated from Appalachian State in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology (furniture production concentration). In addition to coaching, he also taught math, computer-aided drafting and materials and processing in his 16 years in high-school education. Ivey and his wife, Rosa, have three daughters: Britini, Maggie and Gabriella. IVEY AT A GLANCE Coaching Experience 1996..................................Port Charlotte (Fla.) H.S. (Assistant Coach) 1997..................................Cape Coral (Fla.) H.S. (Assistant Coach) 1998-2001......................Gulf Coast (Fla.) H.S. (Assistant Coach) 2002-06...........................Cypress Lakes (Fla.) H.S. (Head Coach) 2007-11...........................Barron Collier (Fla.) H.S. (Head Coach) Playing Experience 1991-95...........................Appalachian State (LB/DL) Alma Mater:.................Appalachian State, 1996 Hometown:..................Collinsville, Va. Wife:.................................Rosa (Drawdy) Daughters:....................Britini, Maggie and Gabriella

Dwayne Ledford is in his first season as Appalachian State’s offensive line coach. A native of nearby Marion, N.C. and a seven-year National Football League veteran, Ledford came to Appalachian State after one season as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator at Gardner-Webb. In his only season at GWU, the Bulldogs ranked second in the Big South in rushing (165.6 yards per game) and third in fewest sacks allowed (17), finishing among the top 50 teams nationally in both categories. Two of his pupils earned all-Big South recognition. Prior to his one season at Gardner-Webb, he also spent a year Tennessee State, helping lead the Tigers to top-25 national rankings in both rushing (190.0 ypg) and fewest sacks allowed (13) and coaching two all-Ohio Valley Conference selections. Ledford also boasts seven years of experience as an NFL lineman, suiting up for the San Francisco 49ers (1999-2000 and 2003-04), Jacksonville Jaguars (2000), Carolina Panthers (2001), Cleveland Browns (2005) and New Orleans Saints (2006). His most extensive playing time as a pro came with the 49ers in 2003, when he suited up for eight games and made one start. While still in the midst of his NFL career, Ledford began in the coaching profession as a football strength and conditioning coach at North Carolina in 2005 and as an offensive line intern with the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe in the spring of 2006. After the conclusion of his playing career, he began his coaching career in earnest, first as the Galaxy’s tight ends and tackles coach in the spring of 2007 before returning to the United States to serve as the offensive line coach at Sanderson High School in Raleigh that fall. He spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater, East Carolina, in 2008-09, working directly with the offensive line and helping lead the Pirates to back-to-back Conference USA championships. As a player at ECU (1995-98), he spent three seasons as a defensive lineman and started all 11 games as a junior, finishing with 26 career tackles. He moved to offensive line prior to his senior campaign and made nine starts at left tackle in 1998 while being named a 1998-99 National Strength and Conditioning all-American. A recipient of the ECU football Jerry T. Brooks Award for outstanding academic achievement in 1998, Ledford graduated from East Carolina with a B.S. in exercise and sports science in 1999. Ledford and his wife, Meredith, reside in Boone.

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The Ledford Family: Dwayne, Meredith and Abby

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LEDFORD AT A GLANCE Coaching Experience 2005..................................North Carolina (Assistant Strength and Conditioning) 2006..................................Frankfurt Galaxy (Intern/Offensive Line) 2007..................................Frankfurt Galaxy (Tight Ends and Tackles) 2007..................................Sanderson (N.C.) H.S. (Offensive Line) 2008-09...........................East Carolina (Graduate Assistant/Offensive Line) 2010..................................Tennessee State (Offensive Line) 2011..................................Gardner-Webb (Offensive Line) Playing Experience 1995-98...........................East Carolina (DL/OL) 1999-2000......................San Francisco 49ers (OL) 2000..................................Jacksonville Jaguars (OL) 2001..................................Carolina Panthers (OL) 2003-04...........................San Francisco 49ers (OL) 2005..................................Cleveland Browns (OL) 2006..................................New Orleans Saints (OL) Alma Mater:.................East Carolina, 1999 Hometown:..................Marion, N.C. Wife:.................................Meredith (Cunningham)

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Justin

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Sloan

A 16-year college coaching veteran, Scot Sloan is in his third season as Appalachian State’s secondary coach. Since last December, Sloan has also served as Appalachian’s recruiting coordinator. In his two seasons at Appalachian State, Sloan has mentored two all-Americans (Mark LeGree in 2010 and Demetrius McCray in 2011) and four all-Southern Conference honorees. After a year under Sloan’s tutelage, LeGree went on to be a fifthround selection of the Seattle Seahawks in the 2011 National Football League Draft. In 2010, Sloan’s defensive backfield helped Appalachian rank among the nation’s top 30 teams in pass defense, pass-efficiency defense and interceptions. Last season, the Mountaineers led the Southern Conference with 17 interceptions, two of which they returned for touchdowns. Sloan also helped nail down a recruiting class widely regarded as one of the best in all of NCAA Division I FCS in 2011 despite not taking over as recruiting coordinator until just six weeks shy of National Signing Day. Immediately preceding his arrival at Appalachian in 2010, Sloan spent three years at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Ga., including serving as the program’s head coach in 2009. During his three-year stint at Riverside, which included two seasons (2007-08) 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 his four-year stint 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 allAmericans, 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. Sloan’s four-year stint as a graduate assistant at Clemson included two bowl appearances and 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. Sloan is married to the former Stephanie Crisco. They have two sons — Seth (a redshirt freshman defensive back at Appalachian) and Samuel. SLOAN AT A GLANCE 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 (Secondary) 2011-present.................Appalachian State (Recruiting Coordinator) 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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Stepp After helping lead Clemson to the 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference championship as a member of the Tigers’ coaching staff, Justin Stepp is in his first season as Appalachian State’s wide receivers coach. Stepp spent the last three years at Clemson, most recently as an offensive graduate assistant coach in 2011. In that role, Stepp had a hand in all aspects of the Clemson’s offense, including working directly with the Tigers’ running backs, quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends, game-planning and assisting the offensive coordinator with in-game play-calling adjustments. With Stepp on the sideline, Clemson ranked second in the ACC and in the top 30 nationally in scoring (33.6 ppg) and total offense (440.8 ypg) and boasted a pair of allAmericans on the offensive side of the ball in 2011. Prior to serving as a graduate-assistant coach, he spent two seasons (2009-10) as an offensive video graduate assistant, with a large role in opponent breakdown and preparation of practice scripts. He started his college coaching career as the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at NCAA Division II North Greenville in 2008, where he coached a pair of 40-catch receivers in his only season with the Crusaders. He also served as wide receivers and strength coach at Fort Mill (S.C.) H.S. in 2007. The Pelion, S.C. native was a standout wide receiver and punt returner at Southern Conference rival Furman from 2003-06. He earned all-SoCon recognition as a junior and senior and finished his playing career ranked fourth all-time in receptions at FU. He graduated from Furman in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science. STEPP AT A GLANCE Coaching Experience 2007..................................Fort Mill (S.C.) H.S. (Wide Receivers/Strength and Conditioning) 2008..................................North Greenville (Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator) 2009-10...........................Clemson (Graduate Assistant/Offensive Video) 2011..................................Clemson (Graduate Assistant/Offense) 2012..................................Appalachian State (Wide Receivers) Playing Experience 2003-06...........................Furman (WR) Alma Mater:.................Furman, 2007 Hometown:..................Pelion, S.C.

Kareem

Young DIRECTOR OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING 3rd SEASON AT APPALACHIAN Kareem Young, a former Appalachian State football standout and assistant director of strength and conditioning at Appalachian for the past two years, was promoted to director of strength and conditioning in January. Young oversees the strength and conditioning efforts of Appalachian’s 20 varsity programs while working primarily with Mountaineer football. He worked with the football program extensively since joining ASU’s staff in 2010. A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at running back for Appalachian State from 1994-98, Young spent eight years in the business sector at IBM. While with IBM, he remained active in the field of sports performance with the L.I.F.T. Health Organization, which he has been involved with since 2000. Young currently serves on the L.I.F.T. Organization’s board of directors and is the research lead for a case study titled Cognition in Competition: Evaluating Athletic Achievement and Performance, which examines mental cognition of athletes that results in higher physical achievement and performance levels. He left IBM in 2007 to return to athletics on a full-time basis in his native Tampa, Fla. From 2005-10, he served in a variety of roles with the Robles Park Wildcats youth football organization, including as president and head coach, and spent 18 months as an assistant coach and head athletic trainer at Tampa’s Middleton H.S. before returning to Appalachian. In 2011, Young was a training camp/preseason strength and conditioning intern for the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders. He is certified by the National Association of Sports Medicine (CPT, PES, CES) and holds a USA Track & Field coaching certification. Young earned a B.S. degree from Appalachian in 1998, majoring in industrial/ organizational psychology and minoring in business. Young has three brothers and a 16-year-old son, Kenyatta. His brothers, Kurt and Owen, played defensive back at Florida and Howard, respectively.

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Jay

DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL 4th YEAR AT APPALACHIAN

ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR 13th YEAR AT APPALACHIAN

Hamilton

Sutton

Appalachian alumnus John Mark Hamilton is in his first year as Appalachian State football’s director of player personnel. In his role, Hamilton coordinates on-campus recruiting while also assisting in administrative duties associated with current student-athletes. For the past three seasons, Hamilton served as a defensive assistant coach for the Mountaineers, working with ASU’s defensive backs, directing the offensive scout team and playing a pivotal role in recruiting before moving into his current non-coaching position. As a student at Appalachian, Hamilton was an equipment manager before becoming a student assistant, working primarily with defensive linemen. 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.

Former Appalachian all-American Jay Sutton is in his 13th year as a member of the ASU athletics staff and his eighth year as an associate athletics director. He serves as the administrative liaison 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 daughter, Adair.

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Robbie Ormsby

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John Sevier

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n his seven 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 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) titles and the first NCAA football championships 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 40 regular-season home games since Cobb’s arrival in 2005. • A 298-percent increase in football season-ticket sales. • Seven-consecutive Commissioner’s Cup championships — recognizing the top overall men’s sports program in the Southern Conference. • Three 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). • Seven of 20 varsity programs (football, men’s basketball, men’s cross country, 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, setting fundraising records each of the past seven years. Despite the state of the economy, the Yosef Club has reached the $2 million threshold for donations five years in a row. The record $2.72 million raised by the Yosef Club in 2011-12 is over $2 million more than Appalachian State athletics ever raised in any year prior to Cobb’s arrival. • Appalachian’s athletics annual budget increasing from $7.5 million in Cobb’s first year to nearly $14.5 million in 2012-13. The most visible of Cobb’s many achievements has been the addition of firstclass facilities that will give Appalachian State the opportunity to be successful across the athletics spectrum for years to come. A wave of 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 at Kidd Brewer Stadium, the campaign 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 since the turn of the millenium. 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 44-year-old Cobb that has steered the Mountaineers to new heights. Cobb’s peers recognized him for his efforts when the National Collegiate Athletics Directors Association (NACDA) named him the NCAA Division I FCS Southeast Region Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year in 2011. He also serves on numerous NCAA and Southern Conference committees, most notably the NCAA Division I Football committee that he currently chairs.

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Prior to his arrival in Boone, Cobb was a member of the athletics department at North Carolina State University from 1998-2005. 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 14-year-old son, Harrison, and an 11-year-old daughter, Branan.

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Alex

Acey

77 • OL • 5-10 • 268 • SO. CLAY, ALA. CLAY-CHALKVILLE Southern Conference all-freshman honoree went from an unknown walk-on to a 12-game starter at center as a true freshman last season …continued to impress new offensive coaching staff in spring and is expected to return to starting role at center again this season … compensates for relatively small frame with great athleticism, technique and tenacity. 2011: Despite being a walk-on true freshman, started all 12 games at center … named to Southern Conference’s all-freshman team by league’s coaches ... unexpected ascent from walk-on to 12-game starter made even more impressive by the fact that he missed all but seven days of preseason practice due to head injury suffered on the third day of fall camp … returned to the practice field the Monday before the season opener at Virginia Tech and was the surprise starter at center versus the No. 13 (AP) Hokies … was credited with a knockdown and a pancake block in homecoming win over Samford ... had a season-best 86-percent grade at Furman, including a very impressive 81-percent showing against the run ... recorded two knockdowns in win over Western Carolina. High School: Two-year starter ... helped traditionally strong Clay-Chalkville program rebound from back-to-back losing seasons to post an 8-3 record as a junior in 2009 and 9-4 mark as a senior in 2010 ... led team to 2010 Alabama Class 6A quarterfinals, where it dropped a 35-27 decision to national power Hoover ... coached by Jerry Hood.

yards to set up an Appalachian touchdown that pulled ASU within seven points at 3528 — the Mountaineers went on to complete the rally from a 21-point fourth-quarter deficit and top UTC, 42-41 ... saw extensive playing time at linebacker versus North Carolina Central and recorded a career-high four tackles (a total he matched in ASU’s postseason-opening victory over Western Illinois) ... was also in on a sack versus NCCU ... recorded a tackle for loss versus The Citadel ... assisted on another sack in rout over Wofford ... notched second fumble recovery of the season on a kickoff in season-ending loss to Villanova ... earned academic all-Southern Conference recognition for achievements on the field and in the classroom. 2009: Redshirted. 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 22 during season) ... son of Linda Bush and Gary Anderson ... majoring in communication/electronic media broadcasting ... enjoys film-making and put that passion to work as a video production intern with the Appalachian IMG Sports Network during the summer of 2012 ... aspires to be a sports broadcaster ... member of ASU athletics’ and Southern Conference academic honor rolls. ANDERSON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2010 11/0 2 10 12 2.0-12 1.0-8 0 0 0 2/0 2011 12/0 7 15 22 0.5-1 0-0 0 0 0 0/0 Totals 23/0 9 25 34 2.5-13 1.0-8 0 0 0 2/0

Rommel

Andre

Personal: Full name is Alexander Acey ... majoring in exercise science ... member of ASU athletics’ and Southern Conference academic honor rolls.

RB • 5-8 • 185 • SO. RAEFORD, N.C. HOKE COUNTY Hard-working redshirt sophomore adds valuable depth to team’s stable of running backs … could also be a contributor on special teams. 2011: Made collegiate debut during win over archrival Western Carolina in regularseason home finale … did not record any statistics. 2010: Redshirted.

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Anderson 45 • LB • 5-10 • 210 • JR. PILOT POINT, TEXAS PILOT POINT

High School: Three-year letterwinner at Hoke County H.S. ... earned team’s coach’s award as a senior ... coached by Leon Hope ... also lettered three years in wrestling and two years in track ... earned all-conference recognition in wrestling as a senior ... named track team’s MVP as a senior ... named school’s 2009-10 Male Athlete of the Year. Personal: Full name is Rommel Anthony Andre ... born Nov. 8, 1991 (turns 21 during season) ... son of Wendy King and Rommel Pageotte-Andre ... is the oldest of six children in his family ... mother, Wendy King, played volleyball at Atlantic Union College ... aunt, Sandra Balsamo, played volleyball at Sandhills C.C. ... majoring in business management with a Spanish minor ... enjoys cooking and aspires to own his own restaurant. ANDRE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rush Yards Avg. TD Long Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long 2011 1/0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Drew

Hard-nosed veteran has been a key contributor on special teams for the past two seasons and is expected to be one of the Mountaineers’ top special-teams performers again as a junior … will also continue to add valuable depth to Appalachian’s linebacking corps … enters the season as the top backup to all-conference weakside linebacker Brandon Grier … is a two-time academic all-conference performer. 2011: Saw action in all 12 games, primarily as one of the squad’s top special-teams performers … finished the season with 22 tackles, the most on the team among players that did not make any starts on defense … ranked second on the squad with 11 special-teams tackles (seven on kickoffs, four on punts) … made the most out of extended playing time at linebacker with a season-high-tying six tackles in home wins over North Carolina A&T and Samford … was in on a tackle for loss against Samford … made two stops in season opener at No. 13 (AP) Virginia Tech … had three solo tackles in win over Savannah State … made two key stops in kick coverage during 24-17 win over No. 1 Georgia Southern … had two tackles in regular-season home finale versus Western Carolina and one in second-round playoff loss to Maine … earned academic all-Southern Conference recognition for achievements on the field and in the classroom. 2010: Played in 11 games, primarily on special teams ... recorded 12 tackles on the campaign, with the majority coming in kick and punt coverage ... turned in one of the Mountaineers’ most pivotal plays of the season in his very first collegiate game when he recovered a fumble by Chattanooga kickoff returner Buster Skrine and returned it 18

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Bailey

44 • TE • 6-4 • 250 • SO. SPARTANBURG, S.C. DORMAN Comes into the season as the frontrunner to fill the large shoes left by the graduation of four-time all-Southern Conference tight end Ben Jorden … a former defensive and offensive lineman that boasts above-average athleticism to go along with sturdy 6-4, 250-pound frame … excels as a blocker while continuing to improve as a pass-catcher in Appalachian’s spread-offense scheme. 2011: Saw action in eight games, primarily as a member of kickoff return unit … did not record any statistics. 2010: Redshirted.

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Personal: Full name is Andrew Timothy Bailey ... born Feb. 6, 1992 (20 years old) ... son of Anne Allen and Corinna and Timothy Bailey ... oldest of four children ... majoring in management ... a member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll.

2010: Appeared in seven games as a reserve offensive lineman, primarily at right guard ... played a season-high 17 snaps versus N.C. Central and graded out at a season-best 76 percent ... recorded two knockdowns in 14 snaps against The Citadel. High School: Helped lead Wesleyan School to Georgia 1A state championship as a junior and area and region titles as a senior ... first-team all-region honoree ... 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 Gwinnett County all-star game. Personal: Full name is Ian Wesley Barnard ... born July 19, 1991 (21 years old) ... son of Jennifer and Jeff Barnard ... father, Jeff, played football at Alabama and uncle, Joe Kennamer, played basketball at Jacksonville State ... majoring in management ... member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll.

BAILEY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2011 8/0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0/0

Zac

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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-a-half 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.

Baker

84 • TE • 6-2 • 238 • JR. TUNNEL HILL, GA. NORTHWEST WHITFIELD After spending first three collegiate seasons on the defensive side of the ball, made the transition to tight end in the spring and will compete for the starting assignment at the position in the fall … was always considered a defensive line-linebacker ‘tweener on defense but his 6-2, 238-pound frame is ideal for tight end … will likely see significant action on special teams in addition to tight-end role.

Barnard Henry

2011: Saw action in four games (N.C. A&T, Savannah State, at The Citadel, Samford) … made first three tackles of his career in win over N.C. A&T, including being in on a stop behind the line of scrimmage … made first solo tackle of his career in win at The Citadel.

Barnes

2010: Saw action in three games (Jacksonville, N.C. Central and Wofford) ... did not record any tackles.

20 • DB • 6-2 • 202 • FR. NEWTON GROVE, N.C. HOBBTON

2009: Redshirted. 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 LakesideAtlanta 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. Personal: Full name is Zachary Alexander Baker ... born Sept. 15, 1990 (turns 22 during season) ... son of Gregory Baker ... majoring in communication/public relations ... member of ASU athletics’ and Southern Conference academic honor rolls. BAKER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. 2010 3/0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 2011 4/0 1 3 4 0.5-2 0-0 Totals 7/0 1 3 4 0.5-2 0-0

2011: Redshirted. High School: Helped lead Hobbton to North Carolina 1A state championship game and 10-5 overall record in 2010 ... versatile athlete played defensive back, running back and punted for the Wildcats ... averaged seven tackles per game and intercepted three passes as a senior while also rushing for 1,500 yards and seven touchdowns and averaging 38 yards per punt ... named all-Cape Fear region by Fayetteville Observer ... participated in 2010 North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl ... coached by Jeff Byrd.

INT PBU QBH FR/FF 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0 0/0

Personal: Full name is Henry Howard Barnes, Jr. ... born Oct. 21, 1992 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Henry H. Barnes, Sr. ... is the youngest of three siblings ... great uncle, Emery Barnes, was a high-jumper in the 1952 Olympics, played football at Oregon and with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers and CFL’s British Columbia Lions and went on to serve five terms in the British Columbia legislature ... Henry enjoys fishing and riding fourwheelers ... majoring in pre-medicine.

Barnard

67 • OL • 6-4 • 277 • JR. NORCROSS, GA. WESLEYAN SCHOOL

Kalik

Looks to hold on to the starting assignment that he filled on the Mountaineers’ offensive line for the last five games of last season … came out of the spring locked in a dead heat with Graham Fisher for the starting nod at right guard, where he made one of his five starts in 2011 … added nearly 10 pounds to his 6-4 frame during the offseason … has versatility to play most positions across the offensive front if needed. 2011: Saw action in nine games, starting the final five contests of the season … made four of his five starts at the all-important left tackle position (protecting the blind side of quarterback Jamal Jackson) … started at right guard in the regular-season finale at Elon due to an injury to regular starter Matt Ruff … turned in best graded performance of the year in first start against top-ranked Georgia Southern, grading out at 77 percent overall and 77 percent in the run game with a knockdown ... had two knockdowns in 28-21 come-from-behind win at Elon ... named academic all-Southern Conference for achievements on the field and in the classroom.

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6+ • QB • 6-0 • 200 • SO. ATLANTA, GA. PARKVIEW Enters his sophomore campaign in a battle with fellow sophomore Logan Hallock and redshirt freshman Kameron Bryant to back up starting quarterback Jamal Jackson … battled nagging injuries in the spring … when completely healthy, is an athletic, dualthreat signal-caller that has impressed on the practice field in spurts. 2011: Spent redshirt freshman campaign as the squad’s No. 3 quarterback … made collegiate debut in regular-season home finale versus Western Carolina … did not attempt a pass but ran five times for 29 yards (5.8 yards per carry) against WCU.

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Ian

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Expected to play a significant role in the Mountaineers’ defense and on special teams as a redshirt freshman …was a likely candidate to see playing time as a true freshman last fall but sustained a foot injury during preseason practices and went on to redshirt … injury was 100-percent healed in time for him to participate fully in spring drills … enters the fall listed as the backup to all-Southern Conference performer Troy Sanders at strong safety.


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RETURNING STUDENT-ATHLETES 2010: Redshirted. High School: Two-year starter at quarterback ... was on pace to become Parkview’s all-time 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 (19 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 ... majoring in biology. BARNES’ CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Cmp.-Att.-Int. Yards Pct. TD Long 2011 2/0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0

Rush Yds. Avg. TD 5 29 5.8 0

Bobo

Beathard

81 • WR • 5-10 • 191 • FR. HAYMARKET, VA. BATTLEFIELD Talented youngster made the travel squad as a true freshman but sustained a head injury early in the campaign and went on to receive a medical redshirt and has four years of eligibility remaining … displayed terrific speed, quickness and hands before injury last fall … comes into the fall listed as the top backup behind fellow redshirt freshman and northern Virginia native Sean Price at the ‘X’ receiver position … will also be part of competition to return kickoffs and punts. 2011: Appeared in each of the first three games of the season before suffering a head injury that knocked him out of action for the rest of the campaign … did not catch any passes or return any kickoffs or punts in limited action … assisted on a tackle on a kickoff return versus North Carolina A&T … applied for and received a medical redshirt from the NCAA.

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High School: Named the 2010 Prince William County News & Messenger Prep Football Player of the Year ... helped lead Haymarket to the Virginia AAA Division 6 state championship and a 13-2 overall record as a senior in 2010 ... caught 28 passes as a senior with 18 of the receptions coming in five postseason games ... averaged 14.7 yards per catch on the season with eight of his 28 receptions going for touchdowns ... also rushed for 385 yards and returned two punts for touchdowns ... versatile athlete earned secondteam all-region accolades at wide receiver and first-team honors as a defensive back ... coached by Mark Cox.

ern Conference all-freshman team honoree … ranked second on team and 11th in SoCon with 11.5 tackles for loss (tops among all SoCon freshmen) … ranked third on team and 16th in SoCon with 3.5 sacks (second among all SoCon freshmen) … ranked sixth on team and second among full-time defensive linemen with 40 total tackles … was second on team with three quarterback hurries … earned starting assignment during fall camp and started all 12 games at right defensive end … had a solo tackle and quarterback hurry in collegiate debut at Virginia Tech … had two tackles (solo and assist), both behind the line of scrimmage, in home opener versus North Carolina A&T … was in on three stops, including 1.5 for loss and a half-sack, in win over Savannah State … has two tackles and a quarterback hurry in defense-dominated 14-12 triumph over Chattanooga … had at least three tackles in each of the final eight games of the season and was in on at least one tackle for loss in each of the final seven regular-season contests of the campaign … had three tackles, including 1.5 for loss, in homecoming win over Samford … turned in the best performance of his young career in 24-17 win over No. 1 Georgia Southern with a season-high eight tackles, a season-high-tying two tackles for loss and a sack … named SoCon Freshman of the Week for performance in victory over top-ranked GSU … played a vital role in 28-21 come-from-behind win at Elon in regular-season finale with three tackles, including two sacks for 11 yards, a forced fumble and quarterback hurry … had four stops in postseason debut versus Maine. High School: Named the 2010 Georgia Region 4-AA Defensive Player of the Year ... earned second-team all-state recognition from the Associated Press ... all-region performer ... recorded 112 tackles, nine sacks, 12 quarterback hurries, a fumble recovery and an interception that he returned 70 yards for a touchdown as a senior ... coached by Charles Winslette.  Personal: Full name is Ronald Blair ... born Jan. 21, 1993 (19 years old) ... son of Jenifer Goss ... majoring in sports medicine with a physical education minor ... aspires to attend graduate school. BLAIR’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2011 12/12 18 22 40 11.5-36 3.5-20 0 1 1 0/0 BLAIR GAME-BY-GAME 2011 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR Virginia Tech 1-0-1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 N.C. A&T 1-1-2 1.5-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Savannah St. 0-3-3 1.5-4 0.5-2 0 0 0 0 0 Chattanooga 1-1-2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Wofford 3-1-4 1.0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 2-1-3 0.5-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 1-2-3 1.5-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 4-4-8 2.0-11 1.0-7 0 0 0 0 0 Furman 0-3-3 0.5-0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W. Carolina 1-3-4 1.0-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elon 3-0-3 2.0-11 2.0-11 1 0 0 1 0 Maine 1-3-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Personal: Full name is Jeffrey Robert Beathard, Jr. ... born Sept. 11, 1992 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Michelle May and Jeff Beathard ... father, Jeff, is a scout for the Carolina Panthers ... grandfather, Bobby Beathard, is the former general manager of the Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers and also served as a scout for the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons and director of player personnel for the Miami Dolphins during his 38 years in the NFL ... teams he worked for appeared in seven Super Bowls, winning four ... in addition to his father and grandfather, three uncles also played football collegiately ... major is undecided.

Blair

BEATHARD’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long Rush Yds. Avg. TD Long 2011 3/0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Ronald

Patrick

Blair

Blalock

49 • DL • 6-4 • 271 • SO. GREENSBORO, GA. GREENE COUNTY Coming off a spectacular campaign as a true freshman that saw him start all 12 games at right defensive end, rank among the Southern Conference leaders in both sacks and tackles for loss and earn freshman all-American honors … is a force against the run and boasts athleticism to wreak havoc as a pass-rusher … is expected to return to his starting role at right defensive end … with 6-4, 271-pound frame, also has the ability to line up inside in looks for Appalachian’s defensive front. 2011: Earned freshman all-America recognition from College Sports Journal … South-

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34 • DB • 6-0 • 200 • JR. ASHEVILLE, N.C. A.C. REYNOLDS Despite battling chronic thigh injuries since bursting on the scene as a walk-on true freshman two seasons ago, continues to perform at a high level … missed five games last season and a large amount of spring practice due to the continuing thigh ailments but has worked throughout the spring and summer to overcome the injury and return to the field at 100 percent for fall camp … despite missing large chunks of last season and spring drills is penciled in as the starter at free safety this fall … is also one of squad’s top special-teams performers.

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2010: Walk-on true freshman earned a spot on the travel squad with his terrific performance in fall camp ... made headlines by blocking two punts (one of which was wiped out due to a penalty) and recording four special-teams tackles in home-opening win over Jacksonville ... the standout performance in only his second collegiate game spurred head coach Jerry Moore to announce following the game that he would be put on scholarship ... went on to see more playing time at safety in addition to his duties on special teams ... made first start at free safety in sixth game of the season versus The Citadel and registered four tackles and a pass break-up ... started again the next week at Western Carolina and broke up another pass but suffered a thigh injury and missed the following game versus Furman ... did not return to the starting lineup the rest of the season but continued to contribute greatly down the stretch, highlighted by a seasonhigh eight tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass break-up  in SoCon title-clinching rout over No. 4 Wofford ... tallied four tackles in losses to Florida and Villanova ... finished season with 30 tackles (21 solo), three pass break-ups and a fumble recovery in 12 games ... was ASU’s only representative on the SoCon’s all-freshman team. High School: Was the state of North Carolina’s leading tackler with 221 stops as a senior at A.C. Reynolds H.S., helping lead the Rockets to the 2009 N.C. 4-A state championship ... named state championship game’s most valuable defensive player ... earned all-state recognition as a senior and all-conference accolades as a junior and senior ... was A.C. Reynolds’ 2009 football MVP and the school’s Male Athlete of the Year for 2009-10 ... coached by Shane Laws ... earned a total of seven varsity letters, also lettering in basketball and track and field. Personal: Full name is Patrick Cordell Blalock ... born July 15, 1992 (20 years old) ... son of Jennifer McCann and Richard Blalock ... both parents are school psychologists ... enjoys collecting movies ... majoring in business marketing ... member of ASU athletics’ and Southern Conference academic honor rolls. BLALOCK’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. 2010 12/2 21 9 30 0-0 0-0 2011 7/4 5 9 14 0-0 0-0 Totals 19/6 26 18 44 0-0 0-0

INT PBU QBH FR/FF 0 3 0 1/0 0 1 0 0/0 0 4 0 1/0

BLALOCK GAME-BY-GAME 2011 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR Virginia Tech 0-5-5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.C. A&T 2-1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Savannah St. 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Chattanooga — DNP — Wofford — DNP — The Citadel — DNP — Samford — DNP — Ga. Southern — DNP — Furman 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 1-1-2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Elon 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Maine 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Blalock Thomas

Bronson

56 • DL • 6-3 • 275 • FR. BROOKSVILLE, FLA. HERNANDO One of the squad’s most highly regarded prospects … impressed coaches with his play on scout team while redshirting last season … took advantage of the opportunity presented by the graduation of team’s top three interior defensive linemen from a year ago to grab the starting assignment at nose tackle during spring drills … has put on 40 pounds since his arrival on campus to help with the transition from defensive end to nose tackle. 2011: Redshirted. High School: Rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com ... named the 2010 St. Petersburg Times North Suncoast Defensive Player of the Year ... in his only season as a defensive end, recorded 83 tackles,  47 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, six forced fumbles and a fumble recovery as a senior ... played linebacker as a junior but was not at 100 percent for the majority of the season after losing 20 pounds due to illness ... led a Leopard defense that surrendered just 10 points per game and shut out three of its 11 opponents in 2010 ... led Hernando to a 9-2 overall record and first postseason berth in five years as a senior ... coached by John Palmer.   Personal: Full name is William Thomas Bronson ... born June 19, 1992 (20 years old) ... son of Carolyn and Tom Bronson ...father, Tom,  grandfather, Bill Johnson, and grandfather, Tommy Bronson, all played football at Tennessee ... Bill Johnson was an all-America guard for the Vols ... Thomas is the oldest of five siblings (three brothers and one sister) ... majoring in management.

Kameron

Bryant

Personal: Full name is Kameron Dante Bryant ... born July 6, 1993 (19 years old) ... son of Renee Wilkerson ... majoring in finance and banking ... member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll.

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17 • QB • 6-2 • 210 • FR. CARY, N.C. PANTHER CREEK

2010 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR Chattanooga 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jacksonville 2-2-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Athletic signal-caller is locked in a battle with Logan Hallock to be the top backup N.C. Central 2-1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 behind starting quarterback Jamal Jackson this fall … coaches were particularly imSamford 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 pressed with his running ability during spring drills … continues to improve as a passer Elon 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 and decision-maker in ASU’s spread offense. The Citadel 3-1-4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W. Carolina 0-1-1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2011: Redshirted. Furman — DNP — Ga. Southern 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 High School: Earned 2010 first-team all-Tri-Nine Conference recognition ... completed Wofford 6-2-8 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 nearly 62 percent of his passes for 2,530 yards and 26 touchdowns with only eight Florida 3-1-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 interceptions  and also ran for over 400 yards as a senior ... helped lead Panther Creek to W. Illinois 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 North Carolina 4-AA state semifinals ... completed 25-of-38 passes for 382 yards and six Villanova 3-1-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 touchdowns in district playoff win over rival Fuquay-Varina ... heady signal-caller played in three different offensive systems in three seasons, going from a run-oriented spread attack as a sophomore at Green Hope H.S. to a pass-oriented spread as a junior at Panther Creek before the Catamounts switched to a pro-style offense for his final campaign ... carried a 4.0+ grade point average ... coached by Wayne Bragg.    

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2011: Limited to seven games by recurring thigh injuries … started first three games of the year at free safety before sitting out the next five contests due to the thigh ailment … finished the year with 14 tackles in seven games, with two of the stops coming on kickoff coverage … made a season-high five tackles in season opener at Virginia Tech … had three stops in home-opening win over North Carolina A&T … made just one tackle before suffering the thigh injury the following week versus Savannah State … missed five full games before returning to the field on Nov. 5 at Furman … made five tackles over then final three games of the season, including two each versus Western Carolina and Maine … broke up a pass versus WCU and blocked a field goal against Maine.


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Jesse

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Burns

Local product is one of two redshirt freshmen battling to replace underrated two-year starter Dan Wylie at nose tackle … even if he does not beat out fellow redshirt frosh Thomas Bronson for the starting assignment, will likely play a significant role in the Mountaineers’ defensive-line rotation. 2011: Redshirted. High School: Local product was named 2010 Hickory Daily Record Defensive Player of the Year ... also earned first-team all-Charlotte Observer recognition ... led Alexander Central with 50 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 11 sacks as a senior ... also forced a fumble and blocked two kicks in final prep campaign ... notched 38 tackles, eight TFL, three sacks and two fumble recoveries as a junior in 2009 ... helped lead Alexander Central to the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference championship as a senior in 2010 ... coached by Tom Harper ... was also 4A regional champion and state quarterfinalist as a 285-pound wrestler as a junior.      

Chapman Walk-on impressed with his ability and work ethic while redshirting a season ago … looks to add valuable depth along the Mountaineers’ young offensive front … could also compete for a role on special teams. 2011: Redshirted. High School: Twice earned all-region and all-district honors ... three-year letterwinner ... coached by Jerry Joslin ... also lettered in wrestling and lacrosse. Personal: Full name is Jesse Graham Chapman ... born Jan. 9, 1993 (19 years old) ... son of Kathie Stephen Chapman ... majoring in pre-medicine.

Rod

Chisholm

Personal: Full name is Stephen Ray Burns ... born Nov. 24, 1992 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Jean (Sissy) Hallyburton ... majoring in psychology.

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Nic

Canepa

90 • TE • 6-1 • 258 • SR. HUBERT, N.C. SWANSBORO Fifth-year senior has made the transition from defensive line to tight end and will add depth and experience to the squad’s young group at the position … dropped nearly 30 pounds in the offseason to assist with the move from defense to offense … could also play a significant role on special teams. 2011: Saw action in four games (home contests versus North Carolina A&T, Savannah State, Samford and Western Carolina) … made two tackles in home-opening win over N.C. A&T. 2010: Appeared in six games ... recorded first career tackle at Samford ... was in on a tackle for loss late in ASU’s SoCon title-clinching 43-13 rout over No. 4 Wofford. 2009: Saw action in two games (vs. N.C. Central and Georgia Southern) ... did not record any statistics.

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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 Nicolo Antonio Canepa ... born June 26, 1990 (22 years old) ... son of Mario Canepa ... father is retired from the United States Marine Corps ... majoring in criminal justice with minors in psychology and political science ... is a Dean’s List honoree ... aspires for a career in federal law enforcement. CANEPA’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. 2009 2/0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 2010 6/0 1 1 2 0.5-3 0-0 2011 4/0 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 Totals 12/0 1 3 4 0.5-3 0-0

INT PBU QBH FR/FF 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0

Has regrouped both on the field and in the classroom after sitting out of competition last season due to not meeting NCAA academic eligibility requirements … was quite impressive as the primary feature back during spring drills and is expected to compete with fellow senior Steven Miller during fall camp for the starting assignment at running back … rebounded from subpar academic performance in 2010-11 to return to ASU athletics’ academic honor roll during the spring semester and regain academic eligibility ... changed uniform number from 4 to 8 during the offseason. 2011: Did not compete in games after failing to meet NCAA academic eligibility requirements … was allowed to practice with the team and was valuable to the Mountaineers’ game-week preparations as a hard-working, seasoned member of the offensive scout team … lost a year of eligibility. 2010: Appeared in 11 games rushing for 111 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries ... ran for 38 yards on just eight carries (4.8 ypr) over the first two games of the season (18 yards at Chattanooga, 20 vs. Jacksonville) ... rushed four times for 15 yards versus The Citadel ... turned in a season-best 31 yards on five rushes in regular-season finale at Florida, including a season-long 13-yard run ... rushed seven times for 20 yards in postseason-opening win over Western Illinois, including a three-yard dive for his first career touchdown. 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-Southern Conference recognition for achievements on the field and in the classroom. 2008: Redshirted. 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. Personal: Full name is Roderick JeQuan Chisholm ... born Dec. 17, 1989 (turns 23 during season) ... son of Tawana Chisholm and James Wallace ... majoring in communication/electronic media-broadcasting ... member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll. CHISHOLM’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rush Yds. Avg. TD Long Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long 2009 4/0 21 133 6.3 0 37 0 0 0.0 0 0 2010 11/0 27 111 4.1 1 13 0 0 0.0 0 0 2011 — DID NOT PLAY — Totals 15/0 48 244 5.1 1 37 0 0 0.0 0 0

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Corbin

High School: Rated as a two-star prospect by Scout.com ... earned all-state and allregion recognition as a senior ... helped pave the way for an Irmo offense that averaged 237 rushing yards per game and 7.9 yards per carry in 2010 ... participated in 2010 North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl ... helped lead Irmo to 2010 South Carolina 4A state semifinals ... coached by Bob Hanna.        

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Personal: Full name is Shaquille Ahmad Counts ... born July 17, 1993 (19 years old) ... son of Delilah Counts ... is the second of five siblings in his family ... majoring in computer information systems.

Made the transition from defensive line to offensive line midway through last season … possesses a prototypical body for an offensive lineman at 6-6, 311 pounds … could compete for significant playing time as he gains more experience on the offensive side of the ball.

Drew

Davies

2011: Began the season on the defensive line before moving to the offensive line to add depth to a position depleted by injuries and departures throughout the campaign … saw action in five games but with just two (Oct. 22 vs. Samford and Nov. 12 vs. Western Carolina) after the transition to offense … made tackles in each of the first two games of the season (at Virginia Tech, vs. North Carolina A&T) … was in on one stop behind the line of scrimmage at Va. Tech.

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2010: Redshirted.

Impressed coaches as a walk-on last fall and continued strong play in spring drills … enters the fall listed as the top backup to Doug Middleton at the “star” position … will also compete for playing time on special teams.

High School: Recorded 71 tackles and eight sacks 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.

2011: Redshirted.

Personal: Full name is William Dearis Corbin ... born Dec. 8, 1990 (turns 22 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.

High School: Threw for 1,600 yards and rushed for 1,000 as a senior quarterback at Ardrey Kell H.S. in Charlotte ... received all-conference recognition as a senior ... twotime AKHS offensive MVP ... earned three letters on the gridiron ... coached by Adam Hastings ... also lettered three times in baseball under head coach Hal Bagwell, an Appalachian State alumnus.

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Alex

Personal: Full name is James Andrew Davies ... born Jan. 13, 1992 (20 years old) ... son of Jamie and C.D. Davies ... majoring in criminal justice ... plans to attend law school.

Drew

Coulthard

Dowdy

79 • OL • 6-6 • 310 • SO. HAMLET, N.C. RICHMOND SR. (N. CAROLINA)

53+ • LB • 5-11 • 229 • FR. LEWISBURG, W. VA. GREENBRIER EAST

Joined team in January after transferring from the University of North Carolina … possesses an impressive big body at 6-6, 310 pounds … performed well enough during his first spring practices at ASU to earn a spot on the two-deep going into fall camp as the top backup behind projected starter Shaq Counts at left guard … has three years of eligibility remaining and does not turn 20 until September despite graduating from high school in 2010.

Hard-working walk-on will add depth to Appalachian’s veteran linebacking corps and compete for playing time on special teams.

Previous College: Redshirted as a true freshman at the University of North Carolina in 2010 … sat out of football in 2011 before transferring to Appalachian in January 2012.

High School: Coached by Aaron Baker at Greenbrier East H.S. in southeastern West Virginia.

High School: Selected to participate in 2009 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas after anchoring an offensive line that paved the way for a 1,600-yard passer and 1,400-yard rusher as a senior … was credited with 135 pancake blocks as a senior … helped lead Richmond Senior to North Carolina Class 4-AA state championship as a junior in 2008 … first-team all-conference honoree as a senior … coached by Paul Hoggard … attended same high school as current ASU teammate Andy Shuler.

Personal: Full name is Drew Remington Dowdy ... majoring in exercise science.

2011: Redshirted.

Dufort

Shaq

72 • OL • 6-6 • 315 • JR. FREDRICKSBURG, VA. STAFFORD Mammoth player known to teammates and coaches as “Big Rig” is expected to be a big part of Appalachian’s revamped offensive line this fall … came out of spring drills penciled in as the starter at right tackle … is one of the Southern Conference’s biggest players with a 6-6, 315-pound frame.

Counts

63 • OL • 6-2 • 295 • FR. IRMO, S.C. IRMO

2011: Saw action in three games as a reserve (home wins versus North Carolina A&T, Savannah State and Western Carolina).

Was poised to be a contributor as a true freshman before sustaining a back injury early in the season and sitting out the rest of the campaign … received a medical redshirt and has four years of eligibility remaining … returned to the practice field in the spring and played well enough to earn the starting assignment at left guard going into fall camp … has displayed great athleticism to go along with 6-2, 295-pound frame since his arrival at ASU.

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2010: Played in all 13 games, primarily on PAT/field-goal units ... appeared in eight games on offense ... recorded three knockdowns on the season and did not allow a sack ... was especially impressive in seven snaps against Florida, grading out at 86 percent. 2009: Redshirted. Personal: Full name is Regan Thomas Dufort ... majoring in criminal justice.

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Regan

Personal: Full name is Steven Alexander Coulthard … born Sept. 24, 1992 (turns 20 during season) … son of Melissa and Steve Coulthard … oldest of three children … was a member of the Boy Scouts of America for 11 years, attaining the rank of Life Scout … major is undecided … aspires for a coaching career.

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Derek

Evans

Personal: Full name is Graham Reece Fisher ... born Nov. 19, 1991 (turns 21 during season) ... son of Jann and Philip Fisher ... enjoys hunting, fishing and NASCAR ... majoring in business ... member of ASU athletics’ and Southern Conference academic honor rolls.

Austin

Fowler

66 • OL • 6-2 • 271 • FR. ALCOA, TENN. ALCOA

WR • 5-11 • 170 • FR. ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. NORTHEASTERN

Athletic offensive lineman will compete for playing time as a redshirt freshman … could also see time on special teams, particularly on PAT/field goal units. 2011: Redshirted. High School: A 2010 Tennessee 2A all-state honoree ... one of three finalists for 2010 Tennessee Class AA Mr. Football Lineman of the Year award ... two-time all-county and all-district selection ... helped lead Alcoa to state championships and a 44-1 overall record in three years as a starter ... helped pave the way for an offense that averaged 46.1 points per game and 13.9 yards per rush as a senior ... participated in 2010 Tennessee East vs. West All-Star Classic ... coached by Gary Rankin.  Personal: Full name is Derek Michael Evans ... born June 18, 1992 (19 years old) ... son of Kim and David Evans ...father, David, was an all-conference football player at Maryville College ... brother, Brock, was an all-conference football player at Union College and now serves as a graduate assistant coach at Union ... is the second of four siblings (all brothers) ... enjoys playing paintball ... majoring in business with a construction management minor ... member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll.

Graham

Walk-on hopes to add depth to the Mountaineers’ talented corps of wide receivers as a redshirt freshman … could also compete for a role on special teams. 2011: Redshirted. High School: Caught 93 passes for 1,393 yards and 23 touchdowns during three-year prep career at Northeastern H.S. in Elizabeth City ... named all-county and all-conference as a junior and senior ... helped team advance to N.C. 2-AA state championship game as a senior in 2010 ... amassed 121 all-purpose yards in title-game loss to Salisbury ... named team MVP as a junior and coaches’ award recipient as a senior ... three-year letterwinner ... coached by Antonio Moore ... also lettered twice in baseball. Personal: Full name is Austin Elijah Fowler ... born Feb. 22, 1993 (19 years old) ... son of Erin and Gene Fowler ... father is publisher of the Watauga Democrat newspaper in Boone ... is one of six siblings in his family ... enjoys golfing ... majoring in business management.

Michael

Fisher

Frazier

55 • OL • 6-2 • 285 • SO. WAYNESVILLE, N.C. TUSCOLA Versatile sophomore will almost certainly have a significant role on the Mountaineers’ offensive line for the second-straight season … came out of the spring deadlocked with Ian Barnard for the starting assignment at right guard but could also push fellow sophomore for playing time at center … is a tenacious competitor that has added 15 pounds to his 6-2 frame during the offseason. 2011: Played in all 12 games as a freshman and started the last five games of the season at left guard … saw action at both guard positions and center during the course of the season … turned in three-consecutive spectacular performances to close the season, grading out at 83 percent versus Furman, 91 percent against Western Carolina (including an extraordinary 92 percent on run plays) and 88 percent at Elon ... was credited with two knockdowns against both Furman and WCU ... earned academic allSouthern Conference recognition for achievements on the field and in the classroom.

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2010: Delayed enrollment at ASU for a semester after injuring his foot during the offseason. 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 Rivalry 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.

42 • RB • 6-0 • 207 • JR. CONWAY, S.C. CONWAY Former linebacker and defensive back will likely play a large role at running back a year after moving to the position … with three upperclassmen ahead of him on the depth chart, redshirted a year ago to better adapt to his role on offense without using a year of eligibility … turned in a strong spring and comes into the fall expected to share carries with senior Steven Miller and Rod Chisholm … at 6-0, 207 pounds could provide Appalachian with a “big back” that it has lacked in recent years. 2011: Redshirted after moving from defensive back to running back during the offseason. 2010: Appeared in 12-of-13 games, playing primarily on special teams ... finished season with 13 tackles (nine solo) ... had multiple stops versus North Carolina Central, The Citadel, Furman and both postseason games against Western Illinois and Villanova ... forced a fumble in ASU’s win over Furman ... did not play in the loss at Georgia Southern due to a knee injury ... earned academic all-Southern Conference recognition for achievements on the field and in the classroom. 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. 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. Personal: Full name is James Michael Frazier II ... born Nov. 11, 1991 (turns 21 during season) ... son of Marlo and Michael Frazier ... majoring in communication — electronic media/broadcasting ... member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll.

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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 2010 12/0 9 4 13 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/1 2011 — REDSHIRTED — Totals 26/3 20 24 44 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/1

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Gore

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.

31+ • WR • 5-11 • 170 • FR. BOONE, N.C. WATAUGA Local product looks to bounce back from a devastating leg injury sustained during fall camp last August … returned from the serious injury to participate in spring drills … will add valuable depth to wideout corps while competing for playing time on special teams.

Personal: Full name is Brandon Norman Grier ... born Nov. 16, 1990 (turns 22 during season) ... son of Bobby Grier ... majoring in building sciences.

2011: Redshirted after sustaining a severe leg injury during fall camp. High School: Two-way player had seven interceptions and three touchdown receptions as a senior at nearby Watauga H.S. ... named team offensive MVP, conference Special Teams Player of the Year and all-conference following senior campaign ... hauled in seven touchdown passes and tallied 560 receiving yards as a junior ... three-year letterwinner ... coached by Tim Pruitt ... was even more accomplished as a sprinter, earning all-conference accolades twice in track and field ... lettered four times in track ... posted a blistering time of 10.80 seconds in the 100-meter dash as a senior. Personal: Full name is Michael Morgan Gore ... born July 14, 1993 (19 years old) ... son of Kellie and Mike Gore ... oldest of three children in his family ... majoring in physical education.

Brandon

Grier

24 • LB • 6-2 • 232 • SR. CHARLOTTE, N.C. WEST CHARLOTTE While perhaps overshadowed on a defense stacked with all-America candidates, Grier is one of the nation’s top linebackers at the weakside position … stellar play throughout his career has largely flown under the radar due to ASU’s steady stream of superstars at the linebacker position … was snubbed for all-Southern Conference consideration last season after ranking eighth in the league with 97 total tackles and tied for 12th with 10.5 tackles for loss … is Appalachian’s active leader with 171 career tackles … at 6-2, 232 pounds possesses ideal frame for a linebacker with ability to stuff the run while also manning up against tight ends and slot receivers in pass coverage … barring unforeseen circumstances, will be the Mountaineers’ starter at the WILL linebacker position for the third-straight year.

2010: Appeared in 12 games, missing only the season opener at Chattanooga due to a shoulder injury ... started nine of 12 games, seven at weakside linebacker (WILL) and two on the strong side (SAM) ... ranked third on the team with 64 tackles (tops among all returners in 2011) ... 6.5 tackles for loss were good for fourth on the squad ... broke up three passes, forced two fumbles and notched 1.5 sacks ... recorded at least three stops in each of the final 11 contests of the season ... after making just one tackle in season debut versus Jacksonville, exploded for six tackles, including 1.5 for loss and a half sack, and one pass break-up the following week against North Carolina Central ... credited with six solo tackles at Samford ... made five stops in win over nationally ranked Elon ... tallied eight tackles in win over The Citadel ... turned in an impressive performance versus Western Carolina with seven tackles (five solo), a pass break-up and a forced fumble ... recorded six stops, including 1.5 for loss, in triumph over Furman ... played integral role in SoCon title-clinching rout over No. 4 Wofford with a career-high nine tackles (1.5 behind the line of scrimmage) and a forced fumble ... had four tackles and broke up a pass in regular-season finale at Florida ... totaled nine stops, two tackles for loss, a sack and a quarterback hurry in two postseason outings versus Western

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GRIER GAME-BY-GAME 2011 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR Virginia Tech 3-5-8 1.0-1 0 1 0 0 0 0 N.C. A&T 1-4-5 0.5-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Savannah St. 4-1-5 1.5-7 1.0-7 0 0 0 0 0 Chattanooga 3-8-11 0.5-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Wofford 6-1-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 2-4-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 8-6-14 1.0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Furman 1-10-11 1.0-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 3-6-9 1.0-12 1.0-12 0 0 0 0 0 Elon 4-2-6 1.0-2 0 0 0 1 1 0 Maine 4-9-13 3.0-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2010 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR Chattanooga — DNP — Jacksonville 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.C. Central 3-3-6 1.5-5 0.5-4 0 1 0 0 0 Samford 6-0-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elon 0-5-5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 1-7-8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 2-5-7 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Furman 1-5-6 1.5-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 2-1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wofford 2-7-9 1.5-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 Florida 2-2-4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W. Illinois 3-1-4 1.0-4 0 1 0 0 0 0 Villanova 1-4-5 1.0-14 1.0-14 0 0 0 0 0 2009 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR East Carolina 1-2-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 McNeese State 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.C. Central 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wofford — DNP — Ga. Southern — DNP — Furman 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Chattanooga 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elon 2-0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 S.C. State 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Richmond 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Montana 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2011: Started all 12 games at the weakside (WILL) linebacker position … ranked second on the team and eighth in the Southern Conference with 97 total tackles … ranked third on the team and tied for 12th in the SoCon with 10.5 tackles for loss, including two sacks … was also responsible for two takeaways with an interception and a fumble recovery … was the team’s leading tackler four times … recorded double-digit tackles on four occasions and made at least eight stops six times … opened the season with eight tackles and a quarterback hurry at Virginia Tech … totaled 10 stops, including two for loss and a sack, in limited time in blowout wins over North Carolina A&T and Savannah State … tied for team lead with 11 tackles and added second QB hurry of the season in defense-dominated 14-12 win over Chattanooga … managed just 15 total tackles and none for loss versus Wofford, The Citadel and Samford but bounced back with 14 stops in 24-17 win over No. 1 Georgia Southern … had one TFL in victory over top-ranked GSU … tallied team-high 11 tackles at Furman … led team in tackles for second-straight week with nine in win over Western Carolina … added a 12-yard sack in the triumph over WCU … had six stops, including one for loss, in regular-season finale at Elon … racked up a team-best 13 tackles including an ASU-season-high three for loss in playoff loss to Maine.

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 2010 12/9 23 41 64 6.5-26 1.5-18 0 3 1 0/2 2011 12/12 40 57 97 10.5-35 2.0-19 1 0 2 1/0 Totals 36/21 68 103 171 17.0-61 3.5-37 1 3 3 1/2

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Logan

Brett

16 • QB/WR • 5-11 • 185 • SO. FERGUSON, N.C. WEST WILKES

53 • LS • 6-4 • 285 • SO. SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. PINECREST

Hallock

Versatile athlete could contribute in a variety of roles as a sophomore … is expected to add depth at both wide receiver, where he spent all of last season, and quarterback, where he excelled in high school and spent much of his time during spring practice … performed well enough at QB during spring drills to enter the fall in a deadlock with redshirt freshman Kameron Bryant for the top backup position behind starter Jamal Jackson … is a hard-nosed ball carrier, whether it be after a catch or on a run … showed improvement throughout spring ball as a passer … is also expected to return to his role as holder on place kicks. 2011: Appeared in all 12 games, primarily as the holder on place kicks, a role that he executed flawlessly throughout the campaign … did not record any receptions or carries on offense but scored his first career touchdown when he recovered a Mountaineer fumble in the end zone for the final touchdown of a 46-14 win over Western Carolina ... earned academic all-Southern Conference recognition for achievements on the field and in the classroom. 2010: Redshirted. High School: A four-time all-conference and all-county honoree at nearby West Wilkes H.S. ... named Wilkes County Offensive Player of the Year as a senior ... recognized by Old Spice as one of its Red Zone National Player of the Year recipients in 2008 and ‘09 .. accounted for 3,079 yards of total offense (2,113 passing, 966 rushing) and 30 touchdowns (25 passing, five rushing) as a senior ... coached by his father, Scott Hallock ... earned a total of 11 varsity letters, with four in football and baseball and three in basketball ... was a four-time all-conference, two-time all-county and 2010 all-state honoree on the baseball diamond ... earned basketball team’s hustle award as a senior ... recieved West Wilkes’ Strength and Honor leadership award as a senior.

Heimrich

Expected to fill the important role of long snapper previously held by four-year starter Wilson Fitchett … filled in capably when Fitchett missed parts of two games due to injury last season … strengthened hold on starting assignment with a strong spring. 2011: Saw action in the first three games of the season … was called upon to fill in for regular long snapper Wilson Fitchett when Fitchett went down with an ankle injury in the season opener at Virginia Tech … handled the snapping duties mostly without incident for the rest of the Virginia Tech game and the home opener against North Carolina A&T … also saw action in a rout over Savannah State. High School: Attended Chris Rubio Long Snapping Academy, where he ranked 22nd nationally as a senior ... named first-team all-conference as an offensive lineman at Pinecrest H.S. in Pinehurst ... two-year letterwinner ... prep teammate of current Appalachian State teammate Tucker Lee ... coached by Chris Metzger ... also lettered twice in track and field. Personal: Full name is Brett Peter Heimrich ... born July 28, 1993 (19 years old) ... son of Jodi and John Heimrich ... youngest of four siblings ... brother, Danny, was a punter at Louisburg College and Elizabeth City State ... Brett enjoys fishing and golfing ... majoring in health promotion with a minor in sociology ... plans to attend graduate school. HEIMRICH’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2011 3/0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0/0

Ron

Henderson

Personal: Full name is Logan Taylor Hallock ... born June 6, 1991 (21 years old) ... son of Cheryl and Scott Hallock ... both parents are teachers ... youngest of three boys in his family ... majoring in physical education with minors in health, leisure and exercise science ... is a Dean’s List student and member of ASU athletics’ and Southern Conference academic honor rolls ... aspires to be a teacher and football coach. HALLOCK’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long Rush Yds. Avg. TD Long 2011 12/0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0

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92 • DL • 6-6 • 285 • FR. BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. BLYTHEWOOD Physical specimen is expected to play a large role for the Mountaineers this season … possesses prototypical size (6-6, 285 lbs.) to be a dominating defensive end and showed flashes of being such both last fall and during spring practice … is working to achieve the consistency needed to be an every-down force … enters the season slated to be the backup to high-school teammate Deuce Robinson at left defensive end … with speed and athleticism, could also be a key contributor on special teams, particularly on kickoff and punt coverage … has added 35 pounds since arrival at ASU last summer … has four years of eligibility remaining after medically redshirting last season. 2011: Appeared in the first three games of the season before sustaining a head injury that kept him out of action the rest of the season … made only tackle of the season in opener at Virginia Tech … recorded a quarterback hurry in home-opening win over North Carolina A&T … applied for and received medical redshirt from the NCAA. High School: Recorded 40 tackles, eight tackles for loss, two sacks and 11 quarterback hurries as a senior ... high-school teammate of current Appalachian State teammate Deuce Robinson ... coached by Geremy Saitz.   

52 • OL • 6-4 • 300 • FR. GREENVILLE, S.C. BEREA

Big, talented offensive lineman will be in the mix to earn significant playing time … goes into the fall tabbed as the top backup to sophomore Kendall Lamm at the allimportant left tackle position … has added 35 pounds to his 6-4 frame since his arrival at ASU last summer. 2011: Redshirted. High School: A first-team all-Greenville County and South Carolina all-Region II-3A selection ... was a standout performer on both offense and defense as a prep ... helped lead Berea to a S.C. 3A state playoffs appearance and 7-4 overall record in 2010 ... coached by Bryan Davis.      Personal: Full name is Jaron Henderson ... born June 8, 1993 (19 years old) ... son of Sonya Reese ... major is undecided.

Tysean

Holloway 30 • RB • 6-1 • 193 • FR. ASHEVILLE, N.C. ASHEVILLE

Highly touted true freshman graduated from Asheville H.S. a semester early and has been on campus since January ... has a leg up on most of his classmates due to the fact that his early enrollment allowed him to participate in all of the team’s offseason activities, including spring practice ... impressed observers in spring ball with his speed and skill ... will push upperclassmen Steven Miller, Rod Chisholm and Michael Frazier for playing time during fall camp.

Personal: Full name is Davante Antonio Harris ... born June 6, 1993 (19 years old) ... son of Antonio Harris ... major is undecided.

High School: Graduated early from Asheville H.S. in December 2011 and enrolled at ASU as a true freshman in January 2012 ... rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... rushed for 4,844 yards and 77 touchdowns during his three-year prep career ... named HARRIS’ CAREER STATISTICS 2011 Mountain Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for 1,405 Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior ... versatile athlete also caught 16 passes for 233 2011 3/0 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0/0 yards and threw for 99 yards and a score as a senior ... enjoyed his best statistical campaign as a junior in 2010 when he amassed 1,891 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns ...

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2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL RETURNING STUDENT-ATHLETES in regular-season finale … threw a season-high 45 passes, completing 26 for 272 yards in season-ending loss to Maine. 2010: Fell short in open competition for starting quarterback job during fall camp ... embraced roll as a backup and appeared in nine games ... in limited action, rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown and completed 7-of-14 passes for 144 yards and another score ... made collegiate debut in home opener versus Jacksonville, rushing seven times for 49 yards (7.0 ypr) and a touchdown and completing both passes he threw for 43 yards ... saw most extensive action of the season the following week versus North Carolina Central, completing 5-of-9 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown and running five times for 23 yards ... ran three times for six yards at Samford ... gained 23 yards on seven carries and was intercepted on the only pass he threw versus The Citadel ... threw only two more passes (both incomplete) and ran once for minus-one yard the rest of the season.

Personal: Full name is Tysean Holloway ... majoring in communication - electronic media/broadcasting.

Jamal

Jackson

12 • QB • 6-3 • 208 • JR. ATLANTA, GA. NORTH ATLANTA

2009: Redshirted. 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 ... compiled a 3.7 grade point average ... coached by Brian Montgomery.

Returning starter and undisputed No. 1 at quarterback going into fall camp … allconference and all-America candidate … took over as starting quarterback during the sixth week of last season and held on to the starting role for the rest of the campaign, leading the Mountaineers to a 5-2 record in his seven starts … despite starting only seven games, set an Appalachian State sophomore record with 2,001 passing yards on the season … amassed over 2,000 yards of total offense and accounted for 17 touchdowns in his seven starts alone … draws many comparisons to former ASU all-America signal-caller Richie Williams due to 6-3 frame, strong and accurate arm and ability to make plays with his feet either through called runs or improvisation … has quickly developed into one of the team’s unquestioned leaders.

Personal: Full name is Brandyn Jamal Londry-Jackson ... born Sept. 5, 1990 (turns 22 during season) ... son of Kathy Londry ... majoring in communication/advertising.

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JACKSON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Cmp.-Att.-Int. Yards Pct. TD Long 2010 9/0 7-14-1 144 50.0 1 35 2010 10/7 161-262-8 2,001 61.5 15 69 Totals 19/7 168-276-9 2,145 60.9 16 69

Rush Yds. Avg. TD 23 100 4.3 1 89 296 3.3 7 112 396 3.5 8

JACKSON GAME-BY-GAME 2011 Comp. Att. Int. Yards TD Long Rush Yards TD Long Virginia Tech 2 8 1 87 1 46 6 46 1 15 N.C. A&T 3 5 0 39 0 17 6 15 2 6 Savannah St. 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 19 1 16 Chattanooga — DNP — Wofford — DNP — The Citadel 21 27 0 234 3 39 8 40 0 13 Samford 19 30 1 290 2 69 7 40 1 13 Ga. Southern 13 26 1 222 3 56 13 54 0 17 Furman 29 44 2 312 0 31 13 27 0 10 W. Carolina 22 34 0 261 1 28 10 48 2 13 Elon 26 42 1 284 4 41 12 19 0 9 Maine 26 45 2 272 1 25 10 -12 0 8 2010 Comp. Att. Int. Yards TD Long Rush Yards TD Long Chattanooga — DNP — Jacksonville 2 2 0 43 0 32 7 49 1 20 N.C. Central 5 9 0 101 1 35 5 23 0 10 Samford 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 3 Elon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 23 0 7 W. Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Furman — DNP — Ga. Southern — DNP — Wofford 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Illinois 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 Villanova — DNP —

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2011: Played in 10 games, starting the final seven games of the season at quarterback … began the season as the backup to starting signal-caller DeAndre Presley but got the starting nod for the sixth game of the campaign at The Citadel after Presley was injured in the previous week’s loss at Wofford … completed 21-for-27 passes for 234 yards and three touchdowns in his starting debut at The Citadel and remained the starter even after Presley — a finalist for the 2010 Walter Payton Award — returned to action the following week … set an Appalachian State sophomore-record 2,001 passing yards on the season … also amassed 296 rushing yards and 22 total touchdowns (15 passing, seven rushing) on the season … was especially impressive in his seven starts, completing 156-of-248 passes (62.9 percent) for 1,875 yards and 14 touchdowns with just seven interceptions … also ran for 216 yards and three scores in his seven starts, giving him 2,091 yards of total offense as a starter (298.7 ypg) … passed for at least 200 yards and amassed at least 250 yards of total offense in each of his seven starts, setting school records for consecutive 200-yard passing games to begin a career as a starter (previous record: two - set by Joe Burchette in 2000), consecutive 250-yard total-offense games to begin a career as a starter (previous record: three - set by Armanti Edwards in 2006), consecutive 200-yard passing games overall (previous record: five - set by Richie Willams in 2004 and Edwards in 2009) and consecutive 250-yard total-offense games overall (previous record: five - achieved by Edwards three times) … his seven 200-yard passing games tied for fourth in school history … before Jackson entered the starting lineup, Appalachian scored touchdowns on two of its previous 23 possessions (8.7 percent) but after he became the starter, the Mountaineers scored touchdowns on 25 of the 90 series with Jackson behind center (27.8 percent) … despite the limited early-season action dragging down his per-game averages, finished second in the SoCon in total offense (229.7 ypg), second in points responsible for (13.2 ppg), fourth in passing yardage (200.1 ypg) and fifth in passing efficiency (138.4) … would have led the SoCon in total offense (298.7 ypg) and points responsible for (14.6 ppg) and ranked second in passing yardage (267.9 ypg) and fourth in passing efficiency (139.4) if only his seven starts were taken into account … finished the season ranked 25th nationally in points responsible for, 29th in passing efficiency and 43rd in passing yardage … national ranks would have jumped to 16th in passing yardage, 17th in points responsible for and 27th in passing efficiency if only his seven starts were taken into account … completed at least 60 percent of his passes in five of his seven starts and no less than 50 percent of his attempts in all seven … saw limited action in each of the first three games of the season … engineered both of Appalachian’s touchdown drives in season-opening loss at Virginia Tech, capping the scoring drives with a 46-yard touchdown pass and a 15-yard scoring run … totaled 54 yards (39 passing, 15 rushing) and scored on runs of 1 and 3 yards in home-opening win over North Carolina A&T … attempted only one pass in rout over Savannah State but ran four times for 19 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown … the 234 passing yards at The Citadel were the most by an Appalachian quarterback in his first career start since Trey Elder threw for 249 yards versus Texas State in 2004 … the three touchdown passes at The Citadel were the most by an ASU signal-caller since D.J. Campbell also threw for three scores versus GardnerWebb in 1989 (Jerry Moore’s first game as Appalachian’s head coach) … a week after the impressive debut at The Citadel, accounted for a season-high 330 yards (290 passing, 40 rushing) and three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) in a homecoming win over Samford … threw for 222 yards and three scores and ran for a season-high 54 yards to key a 24-17 triumph over top-ranked Georgia Southern … set season highs for completions (29) and passing yards (312) at Furman … torched Western Carolina for 261 yards on 22-of-34 passing, 48 yards on 10 carries and three touchdowns (two rushing, one passing) in 46-14 rout … led comeback from 21-0 deficit by completing 26-of-42 passes for 284 yards and season-high four touchdowns in 28-21 victory at Elon

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helped Asheville compile a sparkling 30-6-1 overall record and three state quarterfinal appearances from 2009-11 ... participated in 2011 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... coached by Danny Watkins ... attended same high school as current ASU teammate Mark Powell.


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RETURNING STUDENT-ATHLETES

Kalan

Jones

75 • OL • 6-4 • 285 • SO. CORNELIA, GA. HABERSHAM CENTRAL Looking to rebound after missing all but a handful of snaps last season and all of spring practice due to injury and illness … if healthy, could be one of the squad’s best offensive lineman and play a valuable role as a starter or a reserve. 2011: Earned the starting assignment at left guard during fall camp and was the starter for the season opener at Virginia Tech … sustained a serious ankle injury early in the opener at Va. Tech and, combined with an illness that he suffered from after the injury, did not return to action the rest of the season. 2010: Redshirted. 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. Personal: Full name is Jesse Kalan Jones ... born April 14, 1992 (20 years old) ... son of Debi and Jesse Jones ... majoring in secondary education (history).

Trey

Kavanaugh 87 • WR • 6-1 • 180 • FR. BOONE, N.C. WATAUGA

2010: Despite missing five games in the heart of the season due to injury, still finished 10th on the team with 45 tackles ... was one of the Mountaineers’ top tacklers through three games with 20, including a team-high eight in their season-opening 42-41 come-from-behind win at Chattanooga ... sustained a thigh injury during ASU’s win over North Carolina Central in the third week of the season and missed the next three games (at Samford, Elon, The Citadel) ... returned to starting lineup versus Western Carolina and registered four tackles but suffered a setback and was forced to miss two more games (Furman, at Georgia Southern) ... came back to action in a reserve role for the final two games of the regular season, recording two stops in SoCon title-clinching win over No. 4 Wofford and four (three solo) at Florida ... was re-inserted in the starting lineup for the postseason and responded with 15 tackles in two games — six in win over Western Illinois and nine in season-ending loss to Villanova.

2011: Redshirted.

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 over 1,200 receiving yards as a three-year letterwinner at nearby Watauga H.S. ... played both ways as a senior and recorded over 1,000 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns to go along with 42 tackles en route to all-conference accolades ... coached by Tim Pruitt ... was also a two-time all-conference honoree in track and field and lettered once in basketball.

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 Kenneth Rinehart Kavanaugh III ... born Nov. 12, 1992 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Elizabeth Moore ... grandson of Appalachian State head coach Jerry Moore ... majoring in physical education.

Personal: Full name is Jeremy Derean Kimbrough ... born May 22, 1991 (21 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 communication studies.

Local product possesses size and skill to compete for playing time at wideout as a redshirt freshman … could also be a contributor on special teams.

Jeremy www.GoASU.com • www.PlayAtTheRock.com

nation’s top 100 in tackles (t-38th) and tackles for loss (t-83rd) … led team in tackles seven times in 11 games and notched double-digit stops five times in 11 contests … began the season with a relatively lackluster 20 tackles (two for loss) over the first three games of the campaign … after the lukewarm start to the season, turned in one of the best individual defensive performances of the year in a 14-12 win over 13th-ranked Chattanooga … amassed a team-high 11 tackles, including 2.5 for loss and two sacks, broke up two passes and returned an interception 46 yards for the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter of the thrilling triumph … was named National Defensive Player of the Week (The Sports Network), National Linebacker of the Week (College Football Performance Awards) and Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week following the dominating performance versus UTC … downside to the effort against the Mocs came when the Southern Conference suspended Kimbrough for receiving two excessive-celebration penalties late in the ballgame, forcing him to sit out of the next week’s showdown at No. 8 Wofford … without Kimbrough in the lineup and true freshman Brandon McGowan in his place, Wofford’s triple-option attack gashed ASU for 388 rushing yards in a 28-14 setback … Kimbrough returned to the lineup the following week at The Citadel and led the team with 11 tackles in the win … turned in a stout all-around performance with nine tackles, 1.5 TFL, a sack and a 15-yard fumble return in homecoming win over Samford … highlighted a 24-17 victory over top-ranked Georgia Southern with a season-high 16 tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass break-up against the Eagles’ vaunted triple-option offense … had nine tackles in loss at Furman … made just five stops in regular-season home finale against Western Carolina but 2.5 of those were for loss, including a six-yard sack … had 12 tackles in each of the final two games of the campaign, at Elon and versus Maine … broke up a pass at the goal line on fourth-and-goal in the waning moments to preserve the 28-21 come-from-behind victory at Elon … forced a fumble in the season-ending playoff loss to Maine.

Kimbrough 33 • LB • 5-11 • 240 • SR. DECATUR, GA. CEDAR GROVE

All-American returns to anchor Appalachian’s veteran defense at middle linebacker … bounced back from an injury-riddled ALLsophomore campaign to become one of the nation’s top linebackers as a junior last season … at 240 pounds, his calling ALLcard is as a rugged run-stopper, however, he has proven to be a tenacious pass-rusher and top-notch defender in pass coverage as well … will once again be counted on to be the “quarterback” of the Mountaineers’ multiple-scheme defense from his middle-linebacker position … is the only returning SoCon player that ranked among the league’s top 11 in tackles, tackles for loss and sacks last season. 2011: Earned first-team all-America recognition from College Sports Journal, secondteam honors from The Sports Network and Phil Steele Publications and honorablemention accolades from College Sporting News … named first-team all-Southern Conference’s coaches and second-team all-conference by the league’s media … ranked fifth in the SoCon with 105 tackles, eighth with 12 tackles for loss and tied for 11th with four sacks, making him one of only two players to finish among the league’s top 11 in all three categories (The Citadel’s Rod Harland being the other) … finished among the

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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 2010 8/6 16 29 45 0.5-2 0.0-0 0 2 2 0/0 2011 11/11 43 62 105 12.0-36 4.0-22 1 4 1 2/1 Totals 33/17 66 103 169 12.5-38 4.0-22 1 6 3 2/2 KIMBROUGH GAME-BY-GAME 2011 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR Virginia Tech 2-4-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.C. A&T 3-5-8 1.5-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Savannah St. 0-6-6 0.5-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Chattanooga 6-5-11 2.5-13 2.0-12 1 2 1 0 0 Wofford — DNP — The Citadel 6-5-11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 5-4-9 1.5-4 1.0-4 0 0 0 0 1 Ga. Southern 4-12-16 1.0-1 0 0 1 0 0 0 Furman 2-7-9 1.0-2 0 0 0 0 0 1 W. Carolina 3-2-5 2.5-10 1.0-6 0 0 0 0 0 Elon 9-3-12 1.0-1 0 0 1 0 0 0 Maine 3-9-12 0.5-3 0 0 0 0 1 0

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2009 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR East Carolina 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 McNeese State 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 0-3-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.C. Central 1-2-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wofford 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 3-2-5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Furman 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Chattanooga 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elon 1-2-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 S.C. State 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Richmond 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Montana 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Personal: Full name is Kendall Allen Lamm ... born June 5, 1992 (20 years old) ... son 2010 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR of Candace Lamm ... majoring in communication-public relations ... a member of ASU Chattanooga 6-2-8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 athletics’ academic honor roll. Jacksonville 2-4-6 0.5-2 0 0 1 0 0 0 N.C. Central 2-4-6 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 Samford — DNP — Elon — DNP — The Citadel — DNP — W. Carolina 0-4-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Furman — DNP — Ga. Southern — DNP — Wofford 0-2-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida 3-1-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Illinois 1-5-6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Villanova 2-7-9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tucker

Lee

65 • OL • 6-2 • 320 • SO. PINEHURST, N.C. PINECREST Team’s biggest player at 320 pounds … will compete to continue to expand role in offense after seeing his first collegiate action a season ago … is a powerful player that excels in run blocking … goes into the fall listed as the backup behind projected starter Regan Dufort at right tackle. 2011: Saw action in six games as a reserve offensive lineman and contributor on PAT/ field goal unit … made collegiate debut in season opener at Virginia Tech … was in for a season-high 13 offensive snaps in win over Western Carolina. 2010: Redshirted. High School: Two-year letterwinner at Pinehurst H.S. ... helped squad to a 10-3 record and second round of North Carolina 4-AA state playoffs ... coached by Chris Metzger ... was prep teammates with current Appalachian State teammate Brett Heimrich.

Kimbrough

Personal: Full name is Tucker Robert Lee ... born Sept. 19, 1992 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Dawn and Robert Lee ... oldest of three siblings in his family ... uncle, Wade Lee, played baseball at Appalachian ... majoring in management.

Kendall

Jamill

Lamm

Lott

74 • OL • 6-6 • 280 • SO. CHARLOTTE, N.C. BUTLER

5 • DB • 6-1 • 195 • JR. KANNAPOLIS, N.C. A.L. BROWN

2011: Started the first seven games of the season at left tackle as a redshirt freshman … was credited with four knockdowns in win at The Citadel ... had a dominant performance in homecoming win over Samford with 81-percent overall grade, including an outstanding 81-percent showing in run blocking and five knockdowns … sustained a freak ankle injury during walkthrough the day before the showdown with top-ranked Georgia Southern and missed the next two games due to injury … did not start but did return to action for the regular-season home finale against Western Carolina … was suspended the following week due to conduct not appropriate for an Appalachian State player and did not play in the final two games of the season. 2010: Redshirted.

2011: Quest to be in the regular-season rotation at wide receiver was set back by preseason knee injury that kept him out of much of fall camp … caught one pass for 30 yards in the third game of the season, a 41-6 win over Savannah State … as injuries mounted up on the defensive side of the ball, he moved back to the secondary midway through the season … made his first-career start as the Mountaineers’ nickel back in regular-season home finale versus Western Carolina and went on to start each of the final three games of the campaign … totaled 13 tackles over the final three contests, including seven in the season-ending loss to Maine. 2010: Appeared in six games, mainly on special teams ... had two special-teams tackles versus North Carolina Central ... did not catch a pass.

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.

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After spending the better part of a year moving back-and-forth between wide receiver and defensive back, settled in at safety midway through last season and was a key cog in the secondary by the end of the campaign … missed all of spring practice while recovering from offseason knee surgery but is expected to be at 100 percent when fall camp begins … despite sitting out of spring drills, will compete with fellow junior Patrick Blalock for the starting assignment at free safety … may also see significant playing time on special teams.

2009: Redshirted. 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

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Returned to the squad in the spring after sitting out four of the final five games last season due to injury and disciplinary issues … impressed coaches with his effort on and off the field in the spring and is expected to return to his starting role at left tackle this fall … looks the part of a prototypical tackle with long arms, a big 6-6, 280-pound frame and quick feet … strong performance likely had him in line for Southern Conference all-freshman team recognition before the injury and discipline issues at the end of last season.


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RETURNING STUDENT-ATHLETES 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. Personal: Full name is Jamill Asaad Lott ... born Nov. 21, 1990 (turns 22 during season) ... son of Jana and James Lott ... majoring in building sciences. LOTT’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. 2010 6/0 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 2011 12/3 5 8 13 0-0 0-0 Totals 18/3 6 9 15 0-0 0-0

INT PBU QBH FR/FF 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0 0/0

LOTT’S CAREER OFFENSIVE STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long Rush Yds. Avg. TD Long 2010 6/0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2011 12/3 1 30 0 30.0 30 0 0 0.0 0 0 Totals 18/3 1 30 0 30.0 30 0 0 0.0 0 0

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Stephen

Machanic

48 • LB • 6-1 • 220 • FR. SUMMERFIELD, N.C. NORTHERN GUILFORD Hard-working walk-on will add valuable depth to veteran linebacking corps … could also compete for playing time on special teams. 2011: Redshirted. High School: Recorded 90 tackles and 12 sacks as a senior to help lead Northern Guilford to N.C. 3-AA state championship ... named first-team all-area by Greensboro News & Record as a senior and first-team all-conference as a junior and senior ... holds school record for blocked punts in a career ... three-year letterwinner ... coached by Johnnie Roscoe ... also lettered in track and field and swimming.

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Personal: Full name is Stephen Hodges Machanic ... born Feb. 7, 1993 (19 years old) ... son of Joan and David Machanic ... enjoys fishing and weightlifting ... majoring in business marketing.

Sam

Martin

27 • P/PK • 6-1 • 205 • SR. FAYETTEVILLE, GA. STARR’S MILL All-conference honoree and all-America candidate returns for his fourth season as the Mountaineers’ punter … with 166 career ALLpunts under his belt going into his senior campaign, is on pace to become only the fifth player in program history with 200 career punts … will likely finish his career ranked among school’s all-time top five in both punt attempts and yards … boasts a strong leg but forte is hang time and directional kicking — only 38 percent of his 166 career punts (63) have been fair caught and 33 percent (54) have been downed inside the 20 while only 19 percent (32) have been returned … also goes into fall camp penciled in as the Mountaineers’ kickoff specialist and will battle junior Drew Stewart for place-kicking duties … missed most of spring practice due to a back injury but is expected to be at 100 percent for the start of fall camp. 2011: Earned second-team all-Southern Conference accolades despite battling a nagging groin injury throughout the campaign … finished fourth in the SoCon and 27th

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nationally in punting average (40.9 ypp) … began the season as the team’s punter and place-kicker but fatigue from handling both duties along with the groin injury caused production to slip in both areas midway through the campaign … the emergence of Drew Stewart as a top-notch place kicker allowed Martin to focus exclusively on punting for the second half of the season … turned in perhaps the team’s best individual performance in the season-opening loss at Virginia Tech, averaging 45 yards over eight punts, including two kicks of 50 yards or more and two downed inside the 20 … named SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week for effort in the season opener at Va. Tech … punted just once in the home opener against North Carolina A&T but it was a 69-yard bomb, good for his longest of the season and a tie for eighth-longest in school history … also booted a 51-yard field goal, good for a tie for the seventh-longest in program history, in the win over N.C. A&T … turned in third-straight spectacular performance to open the season versus Savannah State, punting five times for a 47.0-yard average with two fair catches, two kicks of 50 yards or more and three downed inside the 20 yard line … was also perfect on two field-goal attempts, including his second 51-yarder in as many weeks … was named national and conference Special Teams Player of the Week for the performance against SSU … averaged a 42.4 yards over seven punts with a 63-yarder, two fair catches and one downed inside the 20 the following week against No. 13 Chattanooga but missed a 25-yard field goal in the 14-12 win … place-kicking struggles continued the next week against Wofford when he missed three field goals (33, 52 and 33 yards) in a 28-14 loss to the eighth-ranked Terriers … low point of the campaign came two games later against Samford when he averaged just 37.2 yards per punt and missed his fifth-straight field-goal attempt from 28 yards out in the first quarter of a 35-17 win … after the first quarter miss against Samford, the still-present groin ailment forced ASU coaches to turn place-kicking duties over to Stewart, allowing Martin to focus exclusively on punting for the rest of the season … move paid immediate dividends when Martin averaged 40 yards over seven punts in 24-17 win over No. 1 Georgia Southern the next week … boomed his only punts for 51 and 39 yards with both being fair caught in win over Western Carolina … turned in a spectacular performance in the regular-seasion finale against Elon by downing two of his six punts inside the 20 and also letting loose with a 54-yarder — his longest since the fourth game of the season — in the Apps’ 28-21 come-from-behind win … downed two more kicks inside the 20 and had another 50-yarder in season-ending loss to Maine. 2010: Played in all 13 games, booting 60 of ASU’s 61 punts on the season (with a quick kick by quarterback DeAndre Presley accounting for the only other punt) ... ranked fourth in the Southern Conference with a 39.2-yard average ... however, 31 of his 60 punts were fair caught (51.7 percent), 19 were downed inside the opponent’s 20 yard line (31.7 percent) and only nine were able to be returned at all (15 percent) ... in all, his net average of 37.0 yards per punt was only 2.2 yards less than his gross average ... averaged over 40 yards per punt in six times in 13 games ... had seven punts of 50 yards or longer ... downed at least one punt inside the 20 yard line in 11-of-13 games ... was twice named the SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week — after downing 3-of-7 punts inside the 20 yard line in a win at Samford and after averaging 43.7 yards per kick with four fair catches and two downed inside the 20 in a win over Furman ... averaged 45 yards per punt with two 50-yarders in regular-season finale at Florida ... despite a snow-covered field and blustery conditions, averaged 39.3 yards per punt with two fair catches and a 50-yarder in postseason-opening triumph over Western Illinois ... averaged a season-high 46 yards per kick — thanks in large part to a season-best 63-yarder — and downed two kicks inside the 20 in season-ending loss to Villanova ... handled kickoffs for the first four games of the year and averaged 65.5 yards per kick (with the ball being received on average at the opponent’s four yard line) ... had three touchbacks in four games before relinquishing the kickoff duties over to senior place kicker Jason Vitaris ... earned academic all-SoCon recognition for achievements on the field and in the classroom. 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 ... 17 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. 2008: Redshirted. 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 (22 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

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2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL RETURNING STUDENT-ATHLETES MARTIN’S CAREER PUNTING/KICKOFF STATISTICS Year Punts Yds. Avg. Long TB FC 50+ I20 KO Yds. Avg. TB OB 2009 52 2,080 40.0 74 7 17 6 19 88 5,556 63.1 7 4 2010 60 2,354 39.2 63 4 31 7 19 30 1,965 65.5 3 0 2011 54 2,208 40.9 69 7 15 11 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 Totals 166 6,642 40.0 74 18 63 24 54 118 7,521 63.7 10 4

Matics

59 • PK • 6-2 • 186 • FR. JACKSONVILLE, N.C. SOUTHWEST-ONSLOW

MARTIN’S CAREER FIELD GOAL/PAT STATISTICS Year FGM-FGA Pct. Lg XPM-XPA Pct. Pts. 2009 0-0 0.0 0 0-0 0.0 0 2010 0-0 0.0 0 0-0 0.0 0 2011 3-9 33.3 51 23-24 95.8 32 Totals 3-9 33.3 51 23-24 95.8 32 MARTIN GAME-BY-GAME 2011 Punts Avg. Long TB FC 50+ I20 FG Long PAT Virginia Tech 8 45.0 59 1 1 2 2 0-0 — 1-1 N.C. A&T 1 69.0 69 0 0 1 1 1-1 51 7-8 Savannah State 5 47.0 55 1 2 2 3 2-2 51 4-4 Chattanooga 7 42.4 63 3 2 1 1 0-1 — 2-2 Wofford 2 40.0 53 0 0 1 1 0-3 — 2-2 The Citadel 2 39.0 51 0 0 1 1 0-0 — 7-7 Samford 4 37.2 45 0 2 0 1 0-1 — 0-0 Ga. Southern 7 40.0 46 0 1 0 1 0-0 — 0-0 Furman 3 26.0 32 0 2 0 1 0-0 — 0-0 W. Carolina 2 45.0 51 0 2 1 0 0-0 — 0-0 Elon 6 36.2 54 2 2 1 2 0-1 — 0-0 Maine 7 39.3 53 0 1 1 2 0-0 — 0-0

Strong-legged youngster will likely serve as an apprentice to veteran kickers Sam Martin, Drew Stewart and Mark Powell as a redshirt freshman … possesses ability to step in and contribute if needed during the course of the season. 2011: Redshirted. High School: Earned 2010 first-team all-state recognition from the Associated Press ... also earned first-team all-area recognition and was the Coastal Plains 1-A Conference Special Teams Player of the Year as a senior ... made 13-of-19 field goals (including two 51-yarders) and 72-of-74 extra points as a senior ... led North Carolina in kick scoring in 2010 with 110 points ... also recorded touchbacks on 84-of-107 kickoffs as a senior ... coached by Phil Padgett.       

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Zach

Dean’s List and ASU athletics’ and Southern Conference academic honor rolls.

Personal: Full name is Zachary Aaron Matics ... born Jan. 1, 1993 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Michelle and Matthew Matics ... is the oldest of three siblings ... majoring in business management.

Matt

McConnell

Punts Avg. Long TB FC 50+ I20 KO Avg. TB OB 2010 Chattanooga 5 31.6 45 0 2 0 3 7 63.4 1 0 Jacksonville 1 41.0 41 0 1 0 0 8 67.0 1 0 N.C. Central 5 40.4 47 0 3 0 1 9 65.0 0 0 DB • 6-0 • 190 • FR. Samford 7 36.7 54 1 3 1 3 6 66.7 1 0 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Elon 4 39.5 43 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 MOUNT TABOR The Citadel 2 22.5 25 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 4 38.5 43 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Walk-on will add valuable depth to veteran secondary … hard worker and big hitter Furman 6 43.7 51 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 could also compete to contribute on special teams. Ga. Southern 6 35.3 46 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 Wofford 4 43.8 54 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2011: Redshirted. Florida 6 45.0 59 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 W. Illinois 6 39.3 50 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 High School: Earned all-conference recognition at Mount Tabor H.S. in Winston-Salem Villanova 4 46.0 63 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 ... coached by Lamar Marshall ... also lettered in baseball. Punts Avg. Long TB FC 50+ I20 KO Avg. TB OB 2009 East Carolina 5 33.8 48 0 1 0 0 6 64.7 1 0 McNeese State 3 38.0 45 1 0 0 1 6 67.7 1 0 Samford 6 37.0 44 1 2 0 5 4 63.2 0 0 The Citadel 2 40.5 47 1 0 0 0 6 62.7 0 0 N.C. Central 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 10 65.3 1 0 Wofford 3 46.0 74 0 1 1 1 8 60.9 0 1 Ga. Southern 2 48.5 57 0 1 1 2 9 60.2 1 1 Furman 3 47.0 53 1 1 1 1 9 64.3 2 0 Chattanooga 5 41.2 49 0 2 0 2 6 65.0 0 2 Elon 3 45.7 52 0 1 1 1 6 63.2 0 0 W. Carolina 7 39.3 54 2 3 1 1 4 59.5 0 0 S.C. State 4 35.5 45 0 2 0 3 4 66.0 1 0 Richmond 5 41.0 50 1 1 1 1 6 58.2 0 0 Montana 4 38.2 46 0 2 0 1 4 63.0 0 0

Demetrius

McCray

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All-American returns as the starter at right cornerback … in his first season as a full-time starter last year, led the Southern ALLConference with five interceptions and tied for 12th nationally with 14 total passes defended … numbers likely would have ALLbeen even higher had opposing offenses not steered away from his side of the field as the season went on … in addition to ability to defend the pass, is also one of the team’s best tacklers and run-stoppers, ranking fifth on the squad with 48 tackles from his cornerback position a year ago … possesses an ideal combination of size and speed at the cornerback position with the ability to run stride-for-stride with the fastest wideouts and matchup physically with the biggest pass-catchers. 2011: Earned fourth-team all-America recognition from Phil Steele Publications … named first-team all-Southern Conference by the league’s coaches and media … led Southern Conference and tied for eighth nationally with five interceptions … ranked second in SoCon and tied for 12th nationally with 14 total passes defended (five INT, nine pass break-ups) … all five of his interceptions and seven of the nine pass breakups came in conference play … also ranked fifth on the team with 48 tackles from his cornerback position … was particularly impressive in the month of October, when he had four interceptions in four games en route to being named SoCon Defensive Player of the Month … began the season with six tackles at Virginia Tech … after being relatively quiet with four total tackles in wins over North Carolina A&T and Savannah State, helped key a defense-dominated 14-12 win over No. 13 Chattanooga with four tackles, a sack, forced fumble, quarterback hurry and three pass break-ups … began masterful October with an interception at No. 8 Wofford … intercepted another pass the follow-

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RETURNING STUDENT-ATHLETES ing week at The Citadel … did not pick off a pass for the only time all month but broke up two in homecoming win over Samford … saved his best performance for the last and most important game of the month, intercepting two of Georgia Southern’s 11 pass attempts in a 24-17 win over the top-ranked Eagles … the four October interceptions all came against pass-happy triple-option attacks — in all, he intercepted nearly 15 percent of the total passes attempted by Wofford, The Citadel and Georgia Southern (4-of-27) … had a 12-yard sack in regular-season home finale versus Western Carolina … turned in perhaps his best all-around performance of the season with a season-best 11 tackles, an acrobatic interception and two pass break-ups in 28-21 come-frombehind win at Elon in regular-season finale … had five stops in season-ending loss to Maine. 2010: Appeared in 11 games, missing late-season contests versus Georgia Southern and Wofford due to a thigh injury ... after returning from injury, was thrust into his first-career start in the regular-season finale at Florida, filling in at right cornerback so Troy Sanders could move to strong safety in place of injured All-American Mark LeGree ... made the most of his first start against the Gators, racking up four tackles ... stayed in the starting lineup at left corner for ASU’s two postseason games as the Mountaineers shuffled personnel ... started at LCB in place of two-time all-conference honoree Ed Gainey, who was suspended against Western Illinois and started at free safety in place of Dominique McDuffie against Villanova ... turned in a breakout performance in the postseason opener against WIU with his first interception (which he returned 14 yards) and two pass break-ups in ASU’s 42-14 triumph ... made four stops (three solo) and broke up a pass in season-ending loss to Villanova ... totaled 10 tackles, three pass break-ups and an interception in first three starts of his career ... won on the field primarily in a special-teams role prior to the final three games of the season ... finished the campaign with 19 tackles.

2009 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR East Carolina 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 McNeese State 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.C. Central 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wofford 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Furman 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Chattanooga 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elon 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 S.C. State 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Richmond 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Montana 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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.

McCray

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 allregion 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.

Simms

McElfresh

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Personal: Full name is Demetrius Charles McCray ... born May 11, 1991 (21 years old) ... son of Verchelle Brown ... majoring in criminal justice.

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McCRAY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2009 13/0 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 2010 11/3 11 8 19 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 3 0 0/0 2011 12/12 35 13 48 2.5-20 2.0-20 5 9 1 0/1 Totals 36/15 46 22 68 2.5-20 2.0-20 6 12 1 0/1

Caught the eye of Appalachian’s new offensive coaching staff with impressive play during spring practice and vaulted up the depth chart … will almost certainly play a large role in ASU’s wide-receiver rotation this season … enters the fall listed as the top backup to veteran Andrew Peacock at ‘M’ receiver … is a dependable pass-catcher in the mold of former Mountaineer Matt Cline … runs great routes and possesses potentially game-breaking speed.

McCRAY GAME-BY-GAME 2011 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR 2011: Redshirted. Virginia Tech 3-3-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.C. A&T 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 High School: Named Charlotte Christian’s offensive MVP as a senior ... participated in Savannah St. 0-3-3 0.5-0 0 0 2 0 0 0 prestigious Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... two-year letterwinner ... coached by Jason Chattanooga 4-0-4 1.0-8 1.0-8 1 3 0 1 0 Estep ... also lettered twice in basketball and track and field ... was track team’s MVP as Wofford 3-0-3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 a senior as well. The Citadel 2-0-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Samford 4-1-5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 Personal: Full name is Simms Chapin McElfresh ... born Jan. 25, 1993 (19 years old) ... Ga. Southern 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 son of Cathy and Doug McElfresh ... majoring in marketing. Furman 3-0-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 3-0-3 1.0-12 1.0-12 0 0 0 0 0 Elon 10-1-11 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 Maine 1-4-5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Brandon

McGowan

2010 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR Chattanooga 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jacksonville 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 • LB • 6-3 • 231 • SO. N.C. Central 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Suwanee, GA. Samford 2-0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NORTH GWINNETT Elon 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 0-2-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promising young linebacker will likely spend the majority of his sophomore season as W. Carolina 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 a backup behind the Mountaineers’ veteran trio of all-America caliber ‘backers (Jeremy Furman 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kimbrough, Brandon Grier, John Rizor) but his skill and athleticism will be hard to keep Ga. Southern — DNP — off the field … will likely play a valuable role on special teams, as he did as a true freshWofford — DNP — man … expected to backup Kimbrough at middle linebacker but has the ability to step Florida 1-3-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 right into the starting lineup if needed … has added over 20 pounds to once-lanky 6-3 W. Illinois 2-0-2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 frame since his arrival on campus a year ago ... changed uniform number from 41 to 22 Villanova 3-1-4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 during the offseason. 2011: Saw action in 10 games, primarily on special teams … made 17 tackles, including 1.5 for loss and a sack … made only start in place of suspended starter Jeremy Kimbrough at No. 8 Wofford … had four tackles while quarterbacking the defense against the Terriers’ complicated triple-option attack … also had four tackles in collegiate debut, the season opener at Virginia Tech … got his first-career sack in rout over

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High School: Rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com ... recorded 71 tackles and 5.5 sacks as a senior ... helped lead North Gwinnett to a perfect 11-0 regular season and the Georgia Region 7-5A championship in 2010 ... earned second-team all-region recognition ... coached by Bob Sphire.       

MIDDLETON GAME-BY-GAME 2011 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR Virginia Tech 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.C. A&T 1-4-5 0.5-1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Savannah St. 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Chattanooga 3-3-6 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Wofford 2-0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Furman 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elon 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Maine 1-2-3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Personal: Full name is Brandon Dopirak McGowan ... born May 2, 1993 (19 years old) ... son of Lia Webster ... oldest of three siblings ... major is undecided. McGOWAN’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2011 10/1 8 9 17 1.5-9 1.0-8 0 0 0 0/0

McGowan

Middleton

Doug

Middleton

Steven

Miller

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3 • RB • 5-9 • 180 • SR. PISCATAWAY, N.J. PISCATAWAY (NASSAU C.C.)

Speedy, talented youngster looks to build on a solid campaign that saw him named a freshman all-American as a rookie last season … is one of only two underclassmen listed as a projected starter in the back eight of Appalachian’s veteran defense going into the fall … is expected to be the starter at ASU’s “star” defensive back position … game-changing speed also makes him likely candidate to return kickoffs and/or punts this season.

High School: Rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com ... four-year starter ... two-time all-conference selection ... earned all-Forsyth County recognition as a freshman ... led Forsyth County with six interceptions as a sophomore and led Winston-Salem with 102 tackles as a senior ... finished career with 13 interceptions, more than 200 tackles and over a dozen pass break-ups ... also excelled as a kick returner with 300 return yards and three touchdowns as a senior ... named best defensive back at Under Armour scouting combine in Charlotte ... coached by DeAngelo Bell ... was also an all-conference performer in track, qualifying for the 2010 North Carolina state championship meet in the 55m (6.3 seconds).  Personal: Full name is Douglas O’Neal Middleton, Jr. ... born Sept. 25, 1993 (turns 19 during season) ... son of Angela and Douglas Middleton, Sr. ... is the oldest of three siblings ... first cousin, Greg Jones, played fullback at Florida State and is now a member of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars ... majoring in nursing-anesthesiology with a business minor ... enjoys playing chess and participating in community service ... member of Southern Conference academic honor roll.

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Appalachian’s second-leading rusher from a season ago looks to take the reins as the team’s feature back in 2012 … despite missing nearly all of spring practice due to a shoulder injury, impressed ASU’s new offensive coaching staff enough to list him as the starting running back going into fall camp … greatest attribute is game-changing speed that makes him a threat to find paydirt every time he touches the ball … despite relatively small frame (5-9, 180 pounds) is a hard-runner that does not go down easily … is a top-notch pass-catcher out of the backfield. 2011: Ranked second on team with 380 rushing yards in his first season as a Mountaineer … carried the ball just 76 times, good for a stellar 5.0 yards per rush … also had 132 yards on 13 receptions, giving him a 5.8-yard overall average on offensive touches … also contributed sparingly as a return man on kickoffs (2 for 41 yards) and punts (1 for 0 yards) … turned in his best performance of the season in 49-42 win at The Citadel with 102 rushing yards and two touchdowns on just 18 carries (5.7 ypr) … scored his only other touchdown of the year and finished with 60 yards on nine carries in rout over Savannah State … totaled 99 yards (76 rushing, 23 receiving) on 12 touches (11 rushes, one reception) in regular-season home finale against Western Carolina … amassed 86 yards (season-best 54 receiving, 32 rushing) in home debut versus North Carolina A&T … managed just three yards on five touches but made one of the Mountaineers’ biggest plays of the season at Elon, a five-yard touchdown catch that capped a 28-21, come-from-behind victory … both kickoff returns came in season opener at Virginia Tech. Previous College: 2010 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) firstteam all-American ... also named 2010 Northeast Conference Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year ... led Northeast Conference with 1,180 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns and 7.4 yards per carry as a sophomore in 2010 ... also hauled in 25 receiving yards to finish second in league with 1,205 all-purpose yards ... led Nassau to a perfect 11-0 record and the 2010 Northeast Conference championship ... coached by Germaine Miles. High School: Played as a prep at Piscataway (N.J.) H.S., a school that has produced three first-round NFL Draft picks since 2010, including his cousin, New Orleans Saints defensive back Malcolm Jenkins ... helped lead Piscataway to 2008 North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 championship ... rushed for over 1,300 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior, including 206 yards on 25 carries (8.2 average) in state title game ... coached at Piscataway by Dan Higgins.

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2011: Appeared in all 12 games as a true freshman with two mid-season starts at free safety … named freshman all-American by College Sports Journal and to Southern Conference’s all-freshman team … despite relatively limited playing time, tied for 11th in the SoCon with two interceptions … returned his first-career interception 97 yards for a touchdown against North Carolina A&T, good for the fourth-longest interception return in school history … the 97-yard INT return was ASU’s longest since Rico Mack had a 100-yard return against James Madison in 1990 and the program’s second-longest since 1947 … made one of the Mountaineers’ biggest plays of the season when he got his second interception with 31 seconds remaining against No. 13 Chattanooga to seal Appalachian’s heart-stopping 14-12 victory … finished with 23 tackles, four of which came on kickoff coverage (tied for seventh on squad in kickoff tackles) … in addition to the interception that sealed the win, had a career-high six tackles and a pass break-up in the triumph over 13th-ranked UTC … had five tackles to go along with 97-yard interception return against North Carolina A&T … also broke up passes against Savannah State and Maine … had one kickoff return for 18 yards in win over Western Carolina.

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Savannah State … had two stops, including a half-tackle for loss, in homecoming win over Samford … also had two tackles in regular-season home finale against Western Carolina.

MIDDLETON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2011 12/2 11 12 23 0.5-1 0.0-0 2 3 0 0/0


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MILLER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rush Yards Avg. TD Long 2011 11/1 76 380 5.0 3 30

Peacock

Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long 13 132 10.2 1 27

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MILLER GAME-BY-GAME DURHAM, N.C. 2011 Rush Yds. TD Long Rec. Yds. TD Long NORTHERN DURHAM Virginia Tech 2 15 0 11 0 0 0 0 Appalachian’s top returning receiver from a season ago … one of two returning starters N.C. A&T 10 32 0 15 4 54 0 17 at wideout, joining fellow junior Tony Washington … expected to once again be the Savannah State 9 60 1 30 0 0 0 0 starter at the ‘M’ receiver position that he manned last year … along with Washington, Chattanooga — DNP — will be counted on to assume an even larger role in the passing game due to the deparWofford 4 28 0 17 2 6 0 7 ture of program’s all-time leading receiver Brian Quick … versatile athlete came to ASU The Citadel 18 102 2 22 1 5 0 5 as a quarterback and possesses great speed and athleticism. Samford 11 44 0 16 3 36 0 27 Ga. Southern 4 23 0 10 1 3 0 3 2011: Appeared in all 12 games with 10 starts at the ‘M’ wide receiver position … Furman 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 caught 48 passes for 564 yards and three touchdowns, all of which ranked second on W. Carolina 11 76 0 24 1 23 0 23 the team behind All-American Brian Quick … 11.8-yard receiving average was second Elon 4 -2 0 2 1 5 1 5 on the team among players that caught at least eight passes … consistent performer Maine 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 had between 2-6 receptions and between 21-79 receiving yards in every game … also rushed eight times for 44 yards on the campaign (5.5 yards per carry) … had his first big performance of the year with two catches for 44 yards in 14-12 win over No. 13 Chattanooga … hauled in four passes for 37 yards, including his first touchdown of the year, at No. 8 Wofford … had two 25-yard receptions, including the first touchdown of the game, in 24-17 win over top-ranked Georgia Southern … played his best football at the end of the season with 25 catches for 185 yards over the final four games of the campaign … set season highs with eight receptions for 79 yards, including a highlightreel-worthy diving catch, at Furman … notched six catches for 56 yards in win over Western Carolina … helped lead comeback from 21-0 deficit with five receptions for 47 yards in 28-21 victory at Elon … caught six passes for 75 yards and a touchdown in season-ending loss to Maine.

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Moll

47 • TE • 6-1 • 235 • JR. CHARLOTTE, N.C. CHARLOTTE CATHOLIC Hard-working veteran is mainstay on special teams for the Mountaineers … will compete for playing time at tight end, one of the team’s most wide-open position battles going into fall camp … is also likely to return to his valuable role on special teams. 2011: Appeared in all 12 games, primarily on special teams … made four tackles, all on kickoff coverage, which was tied for seventh on the team … two of the four stops came in season opener at Virginia Tech.

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  Personal: Full name is Steven Eugene Miller ... born March 23, 1991 (21 years old) ... son of Victoria Miller ... cousin, Malcolm Jenkins, played defensive back at Ohio State and is currently a member of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints ... majoring in management.

2010: Appeared in 12-of-13 games as a redshirt freshman, almost exclusively on special teams ... recorded tackles in seven different contests ... did not record any statistics in limited action at tight end. 2009: Redshirted. 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 former ASU teammates Wes Stringfield and 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 (21 years old) ... son of Jane and Steve Moll ... enjoys dirt-biking, boating and fishing ... majoring in marketing ... member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll. MOLL’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2010 12/0 1 6 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 2011 12/0 3 1 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 Totals 24/0 4 7 11 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0

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2010: Appeared in 12-of-13 games, missing only the season-opener at Chattanooga due to an ankle injury ... most significant role was on special teams, particularly in kickoff coverage ... made five tackles in that role, including two and a forced fumble in the season-ending loss to Villanova ... caught three passes on the season, with all three receptions coming in his first two games of the campaign ... hauled in first-career reception, an 11-yarder, in home-opener versus Jacksonville ... caught two passes for 32 yards the following week versus North Carolina Central ... finished his first collegiate campaign with three receptions for 43 yards ... due to mounting injuries in the defensive backfield, practiced at cornerback late in the season but never appeared on defense in game action. 2009: Redshirted. 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. Personal: Full name is Andrew Carrington Peacock ... born Jan. 14, 1991 (21 years old) ... son of Bridgette and Warren Peacock ... majoring in health promotion. PEACOCK’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long Rush Yds. Avg. TD Long 2010 12/0 3 43 14.3 0 22 0 0 0.0 0 0 2010 12/10 48 564 11.8 3 28 8 44 5.5 0 16 Totals 24/10 51 607 11.9 3 28 8 44 5.5 0 16 PEACOCK GAME-BY-GAME 2011 Rec. Yds. TD Long Rush Yds. TD Long Virginia Tech 2 24 0 15 0 0 0 0 N.C. A&T 2 21 0 14 1 2 0 2 Savannah State 3 37 0 18 0 0 0 0 Chattanooga 2 44 0 23 0 0 0 0 Wofford 4 37 1 12 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 5 39 0 13 2 26 0 15 Samford 3 55 0 23 2 6 0 4 Ga. Southern 2 50 1 25 0 0 0 0 Furman 8 79 0 28 1 -2 0 0 W. Carolina 6 56 0 13 1 16 0 16 Elon 5 47 0 16 1 -4 0 0 Maine 6 75 1 20 0 0 0 0

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2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL RETURNING STUDENT-ATHLETES High School: Earned all-conference and all-Western North Carolina recognition as a senior at Asheville H.S. ... made 104-of-109 extra points and 14-of-21 field goals during his three-year prep career ... helped Asheville H.S. advance to state semifinals as a sophomore and quarterfinals as a junior and senior ... was high-school teammates with current ASU teammate Trevor Sawyer ... coached by Danny Wilkins ... was also a soccer standout, earning all-conference, all-region and all-Western North Carolina honors as a junior and senior ... helped the Cougars’ soccer squad advance to state semifinals as a senior and quarterfinals as a junior. Personal: Full name is Mark Bradley Powell ... born May 27, 1992 (20 years old) ... son of Kathy and Scot Powell ... is the youngest of three children in an athletic family ... father, Scot, played junior varsity basketball at North Carolina ... oldest sister, Lauren, played basketball at Western Carolina and is now an assistant coach at UNC Asheville ... other sister, Nicole, just concluded her career as a women’s basketball player at North Carolina ... majoring in exercise science ... member of ASU athletics’ and Southern Conference academic honor rolls. POWELL’S CAREER STATISTICS Year Punts Yds. Avg. Long TB FC 50+ I20 KO Yds. Avg. TB OB 2011 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 51 3,180 62.4 4 2

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2010 Rec. Yds. TD Long Rush Yds. TD Long Chattanooga — DNP — Jacksonville 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 N.C. Central 2 32 0 22 0 0 0 0 Samford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Furman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Illinois 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Villanova 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Price

Peacock

14 • WR • 6-5 • 210 • JR. RESTON, VA. SOUTH LAKES

Zack

Physically imposing, ultra-athletic redshirt freshman has drawn comparisons to former teammate Brian Quick, Appalachian’s all-time leading receiver … sustained an ankle injury early last season that kept him out of action for the rest of the rookie campaign but was perhaps the biggest star of the offseason with his performance during spring practice … former track standout boasts elite size (6-5, 210 pounds) and athleticism to make acrobatic catches in traffic and stretch the field with his speed … goes into the fall listed as the starter at the ‘X’ receiver position.

Pickard

82 • PK • 6-0 • 189 • JR. BURLINGTON, N.C. SO. ALAMANCE (VA. TECH)

2011: Earned a spot on the travel roster and appeared in the first three games of the season … made his first-career catch with a six-yard reception versus North Carolina A&T … sustained an ankle injury during win over Savannah State and did not return to action the rest of the campaign … applied for and received a medical redshirt from the NCAA.

Virginia Tech transfer enters his second season with the Mountaineers … provides depth and insurance to Appalachian’s kicking game. 2011: Saw action in blowout wins over Savannah State and Western Carolina … made his only PAT attempt of the year against WCU … had 70-yard kickoffs in each game … made a tackle on his only kick against Western. Previous College: Joined Virginia Tech as a preferred walk-on for the 2009 season ... did not appear in game action in his only season with the Hokies. High School: Made 14-of-19 field goals, including three of 50 yards or longer, as a senior at Southern Alamance H.S. in Burlington ... 90 percent of his kickoffs were touchbacks ... also averaged nearly 40 yards per punt ... earned all-conference and Burlington Times-News all-region accolades ... holds several school records ... coached by Daniel Barrow.

High School: Caught 49 passes for 820 yards and eight touchdowns and ran 14 times for 275 yards and four scores as a senior ... helped lead South Lakes to an 8-4 record and appearance in Virginia AAA playoffs in 2010 ... played just two years of high-school football ... coached by Andy Hill ... is perhaps better known as a track standout, earning all-Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area recognition as a junior after winning district and regional championships in the triple (46-8.5) and long (21-11.75) jumps.     Personal: Full name is Sean Anthony Price ... born July 3, 1993 (19 years old) ... son of Nicole Price ... is the youngest of three siblings ... brother, A.J., is a senior wide receiver at Akron … brother, Brandon, played wideout at Lock Haven ... majoring in history/social studies education. PRICE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long Rush Yds. Avg. TD Long 2011 3/0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0 0 0.0 0 0

Personal: Full name is Zack Grey Pickard ... majoring in management.

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Powell

John

Rizor

93 • LB • 6-3 • 256 • SR. FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. JACK BRITT

86 • P/PK • 6-3 • 199 • SO. ASHEVILLE, N.C. ASHEVILLE

Fifth-year senior returns for his third year as a starter at the bandit position, which serves as a hybrid linebacker/defensive end in the Mountaineers’ defensive scheme … has 112 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks in his two seasons as a starter … blends Strong-legged youngster admirably handled kickoff duties for much of last season as a ideal size (6-3, 256 pounds) and athleticism to be a three-down force against the run redshirt freshman … is locked in a battle with senior Sam Martin to be the Mountaineers’ and in pass coverage … is a tenacious pass-rusher … hard-worker in the weight room primary kickoff man again this fall … will also likely serve as the backup punter behind has added over 40 pounds to his 6-3 frame since his arrival on campus in 2008. Martin. 2011: Started all 12 games, making first six starts at strongside linebacker (SAM) and 2011: Appeared in 10 games as the Mountaineers’ primary kickoff man … took 51 of final six at bandit … ranked second on team with 65 tackles … tied for team lead and Appalachian’s 67 kickoffs on the season … averaged 62.5 yards per kickoff with the op- 11th in SoCon with four sacks … ranked fourth on team with nine tackles for loss … led ponent fielding the average kickoff at its own seven yard line … had four touchbacks … squad with eight quarterback hurries, more than twice as many as the team’s secondhighest total (3 — Ronald Blair) … consistent performer has multiple tackles in all 12 pushed two kicks out of bounds but none after the first two games of the season. games, three or more in 11 contests and five or more on eight occasions … assisted on a tackle for loss in season opener at Virginia Tech … had seven stops and two quarter2010: Redshirted. back hurries in home opener versus North Carolina A&T … had a tackle for loss and a

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PICKARD’S CAREER STATISTICS Year FGM-FGA Pct. Lg XPM-XPA Pct. Pts. KO Yds. Avg. TB OB 2011 0-0 0.0 0 1-1 1.000 1 2 140 70.0 0 0


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RETURNING STUDENT-ATHLETES half-sack among five tackles against Savannah State … made only two tackles but was credited with an assist behind the line of scrimmage in defensive-dominated 14-12 win over No. 13 Chattanooga … notched a season-high 10 tackles — all solo — against No. 8 Wofford … had seven stops, including one for loss, and forced a fumble at The Citadel … had a sack among his five tackles in homecoming win over Samford … helped key 24-17 victory over top-ranked Georgia Southern with eight tackles, including a sack on the final play of the game that sealed the triumph … made five tackles and hurried the quarterback twice in regular-season home finale against Western Carolina … played a key role in come-from-behind 28-21 victory at Elon with 1.5 sacks for 20 yards and two quarterback hurries … had six stops, one tackle for loss and a QB hurry in seasonending loss to Maine. 2010: Enjoyed a breakout campaign in first season as a starter ... finished second on the team with 5.5 sacks, good for a tie for seventh in the Southern Conference ... ranked third on the team with eight tackles for loss ... appeared in all 13 games, making 10 starts, including the final nine games of the campaign ... after a slow start with just two stops and none for loss over the first three games of the season, had a season-changing performance at Samford with four tackles, including three behind the line of scrimmage and a sack ... moved back into the starting lineup the following week against Elon and responded with his second sack in as many games ... had six tackles and assisted on a sack against The Citadel then recorded six more stops with another sack and his first-career fumble recovery the following week versus Western Carolina ... saw his fourgame sack streak come to an end versus Furman but still registered five stops in the win ... had a terrific game at Georgia Southern despite ASU suffering the overtime loss, with four tackles (three solo), 1.5 stops for loss, a sack and a forced fumble ... turned in perhaps his finest performance of the season by helping neutralize Wofford’s vaunted wingbone offense with a career-high nine tackles and his second fumble recovery of the season in the Mountaineers’ SoCon title-clinching 43-13 rout over the No. 4 Terriers ... was impressive in regular-season finale at Florida with four stops (three solo) ... notched five tackles, assisted on a tackle for loss, recorded a sack and tallied two quarterback hurries over two postseason contests ... finished season with seven quarterback hurries, good for second on the squad.

2009 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR East Carolina 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 McNeese State 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.C. Central 0-1-1 0.5-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wofford 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 1-1-2 1.0-10 1.0-10 0 0 0 0 0 Furman 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Chattanooga 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elon 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 S.C. State 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Richmond 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Montana 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Rizor Deuce

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.

Robinson

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 Marques Murrell ... coached by Richard Bailey. Personal: Full name is John Michael Rizor ... born Aug. 10, 1990 (turns 22 during season) ... son of Pamela Bell ... majoring in criminal justice.

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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 2010 13/10 22 24 46 7.5-22 5.5-17 0 0 7 2/1 2011 12/12 33 32 65 9.0-41 4.0-33 0 0 8 0/1 Totals 38/22 56 58 114 18.0-74 10.5-60 0 0 15 2/2

2 • DL • 6-5 • 246 • SO. BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. BLYTHEWOOD

Forms a dynamic duo of young defensive ends along with fellow sophomore Ronald Blair … is a fierce pass rusher that had two sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss in somewhat limited playing time as a true freshman … brings terrific speed and deceptive power off the edge with his 6-5, 246-pound frame … expected to return to his starting role at left defensive end this fall … goes by Deuce due to sharing a name with his father … changed his uniform number to 2 in the offseason in recognition of his nickname. 2011: Appeared in all 12 games as a true freshman, including eight starts at left defensive end … after tallying just two tackles in his first two games, made his first-career start in week three against Savannah State and responded with four tackles, including 2.5 for loss and two sacks, to go along with a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry … managed just four tackles with none for loss over the next three games … after a week out of the starting lineup, returned to the starting role and notched three tackles — his second-highest total of the season — and a QB hurry in homecoming win over Samford … made just three more stops the rest of the season, highlighted by two (including a half-tackle for loss) in regular-season home finale against Western Carolina.

RIZOR GAME-BY-GAME 2011 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR Virginia Tech 0-3-3 0.5-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.C. A&T 3-4-7 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 Savannah St. 3-2-5 1.0-2 0.5-2 1 0 0 0 0 Chattanooga 0-2-2 0.5-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wofford 10-0-10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 High School: Led team with 67 tackles and four sacks as a senior ... high-school The Citadel 5-2-7 1.0-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 teammate of fellow Mountaineer Davante Harris ... coached by Geremy Saitz … was a Samford 3-2-5 1.0-2 1.0-2 0 0 0 0 0 member of Blythewood’s Army ROTC (captain/company commander). Ga. Southern 1-7-8 1.0-9 1.0-9 0 0 0 0 0   Furman 3-1-4 1.0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Personal: Full name is James O’Connor Robinson, Jr. ... born Dec. 8, 1993 (turns 19 W. Carolina 2-3-5 0.5-1 0 2 0 0 0 0 during season) ... son of Gail and James Robinson ... is the youngest of three siblings ... Elon 2-1-3 1.5-20 1.5-20 2 0 0 0 0 majoring in sports medicine. Maine 1-5-6 1.0-1 0 1 0 0 0 0 ROBINSON’S CAREER STATISTICS 2010 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF Chattanooga 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2011 12/8 3 13 16 3.5-25 2.0-21 0 0 2 1/0 Jacksonville 0-1-1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 N.C. Central 0-1-1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Samford 3-1-4 3.0-12 1.0-8 0 0 0 0 0 Elon 1-1-2 1.0-3 1.0-3 1 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 2-4-6 0.5-2 0.5-2 1 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 2-4-6 1.5-2 1.0-1 0 0 0 0 1 Furman 1-4-5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 3-1-4 1.5-3 1.0-3 1 0 0 1 0 Wofford 5-4-9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Florida 3-1-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Illinois 1-1-2 0.5-4 0 1 0 0 0 0 Villanova 1-2-3 0 1.0-0 1 0 0 0 0

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ROBINSON GAME-BY-GAME passes for 330 yards and four touchdowns as a senior, including a five-catch, 146-yard, 2011 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR two-touchdown effort in a 27-23 win over Quince Orchard ... helped lead Damascus Virginia Tech 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 to an undefeated regular season and Maryland 3A state semifinals in 2010 ... named N.C. A&T 0-1-1 0.5-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 team’s offensive MVP as a senior ... participated in 2010 Maryland Crab Bowl all-star Savannah St. 2-2-4 2.5-2 2.0-21 1 0 0 1 0 game ... coached by Eric Wallich.  Chattanooga 0-2-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   Wofford 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Personal: Full name is Joel Orville Ross ... born June 12, 1992 (20 years old) ... son of The Citadel 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nellreen and Dave Ross ... majoring in criminal justice ... aspires to be a police officer. Samford 0-3-3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ROSS’ CAREER STATISTICS Furman 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF W. Carolina 0-2-2 0.5-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2011 8/0 5 7 12 0.5-4 0.5-4 0 2 0 0/0 Elon 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Maine 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

9 • DB • 6-0 • 214 • SR. CHESTER, S.C. CHESTER Exceptionally talented senior returns for his third year as a starter … has started 25-straight games over the past two seasons, the longest active streak on the team … versatile athlete combines the skills of a cover cornerback, where he started all 13 games as a sophomore, and a hard-hitting strong safety, where he earned allconference accolades last season and is expected to be the starter again this fall … despite playing in the secondary, has ranked among the team’s top four in tackles each of the past two seasons and his 150 career stops are good for third among all active Mountaineers, behind only senior linebackers Jeremy Kimbrough and Brandon Grier … is a team leader on and off the field … in addition to being a candidate for all-America recognition for his performance on the gridiron, will likely compete for academic AllAmerica accolades after being a first-team academic all-district honoree a season ago.

Robinson Matt

Roper

97 • DL • 6-1 • 280 • JR. RALEIGH, N.C. BROUGHTON (PRESBYTERIAN) Mid-year transfer from Presbyterian got acclimated to the program by participating in offseason conditioning and spring practice ... will add valuable depth to the defensive front and could compete for significant playing time in the fall ... has not played since 2010 so is eligible immediately despite transferring from another NCAA Division I institution mid-year ... has two seasons of eligibility remaining. Previous College: Played at Presbyterian College as a freshman and sophomore in 2009 and 2010. High School: Was an all-conference selection as a senior at Broughton H.S. in Raleigh ... recorded more than 120 tackles in final prep campaign ... won team’s Front 7 award ... two-year letterwinner ... coached by Chris Martin ... also lettered in track and field. Personal: Full name is Matthew Alexander Roper ... born Feb. 19, 1991 (21 years old) ... son of Sue and Wayne Roper ... father, Wayne, swam at East Carolina ... is active in Campus Crusade for Christ and Theta Chi fraternity ... enjoys golf ... majoring in business psychology ... plans to attend graduate school.

Ross

26 • DB • 5-10 • 178 • SO. DAMASCUS, MD. DAMASCUS Appalachian is counting on promising youngster to play a prominent role in the secondary as a sophomore … turned in an impressive spring to jump over returning starter Rodger Walker on the depth chart and be listed as the starter at left cornerback going into fall camp … speedster could also fit into the team’s plans on kickoff and punt returns. 2011: Appeared in eight games as a true freshman, primarily on special teams … has 12 tackles, five of which came on kickoff coverage, good for fourth on the team … made collegiate debut with two tackles and a pass breakup against Savannah State … turned in best performance of his rookie campaign with season-high four stops and a pass breakup in defensive-dominated 14-12 win over No. 13 Chattanooga … had three tackles in homecoming win over Samford … was in on a sack in 28-21 comeback win at Elon. High School: Played both wide receiver and defensive back as a prep ... caught 21

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2010: Started all 13 games as a sophomore — 12 at right cornerback and one at free safety ... tied for fourth on the team with 60 tackles despite spending the vast majority of the campaign at cornerback ... led all ASU defensive backs in stops ... model of consistency had at least one tackle in every game and four or more in 9-of-13 contests ... displayed a nose for the ball with seven pass break-ups, a forced fumble, two blocked kicks and two returns of blocked PATs for defensive two-point conversions ... opened the season in fashion with seven tackles and a pass break-up in come-from-behind 4241 win at Chattanooga ... turned in best performance of the year two games later with a career-high 10 stops and a field-goal block in victory over North Carolina Central ... the field-goal block came on a 33-yard attempt on the final play of the first half, which allowed ASU to keep momentum heading into the locker room ... notched first sack of his career to go along with four solo tackles and a pass break-up in win at Samford ... recorded five stops, a tackle for loss and a pass break-up in victory over The Citadel ... the PBU against The Citadel began a string of four pass break-ups in three games ... recorded his second blocked kick of the season when he batted down a PAT attempt against Furman and returned it for a defensive two-point conversion, which provided a crucial three-point swing in a tight 37-26 victory ... also tallied two pass break-ups in win over FU ... forced a fumble and notched a tackle behind the line of scrimmage in overtime loss at Georgia Southern ... scooped up a blocked extra point and returned it for his second defensive two-point conversion of the season to put the finishing touches on ASU’s 43-13 SoCon title-clinching win over No. 4 Wofford ... finished the season with a flurry of 23 stops over the final five games of the campaign, including five in the regular-season finale at Florida when he shifted from cornerback to strong safety in place of injured starter Mark LeGree ... closed season with seven tackles (five solo) against Villanova ... earned academic all-Southern Conference recognition for achievements on the field and in the classroom. 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

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Joel

2011: Earned second-team all-Southern Conference honors from the league’s coaches and media … started all 12 games at strong safety in his first season at the position … ranked third on the team and 16th in the SoCon with 79 tackles … tied for third on the team with two interceptions and tied for fourth with three pass break-ups … led the team in tackles three times, including the season opener at Virginia Tech, when he made a game-high 10 stops … was one of the top defensive players in the home opener versus North Carolina A&T with five tackles, including one for loss, and a 27yard interception return that set up a Mountaineer touchdown in the Apps’ 58-6 victory … tied for the team lead with six tackles despite sitting out much of the second half in rout over Savannah State … was a big part of a defensive-dominated 14-12 win over No. 13 Chattanooga with seven tackles, two quarterback hurries and a pass break-up … had six stops and recovered a fumble at No. 8 Wofford … had just four stops in back-toback road games at The Citadel and Furman but sandwiched in between were consecutive nine-tackle performances at home against Samford and No. 1 Georgia Southern … also broke up a pass in the 24-17 win over top-ranked GSU … intercepted a pass in the loss at Furman … had five tackles and broke up a pass in win over Western Carolina … made three stops in come-from-behind victory at Elon … had a season-high 11 tackles, including one for loss, in season-ending loss to Maine … earned academic all-Southern Conference and first-team academic all-district recognition for excellence on the field and in the classroom.


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extensive action at cornerback of the season against UTC, with two of his three stops coming on defense.

Scott

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 (21 years old) ... son of Delrhonda Sanders ... majoring in health promotion ... member of ASU athletics’ and Southern Conference academic honor rolls. 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 2010 13/13 42 18 60 4.5-20 1.0-6 0 7 0 0/1 2011 12/12 43 36 79 2.0-5 0.0-0 2 3 2 1/0 Totals 39/25 89 61 150 6.5-25 1.0-6 2 11 2 1/1 SANDERS GAME-BY-GAME 2011 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR Virginia Tech 5-5-10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.C. A&T 3-2-5 1.0-3 0 0 0 1 0 0 Savannah St. 4-2-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Chattanooga 1-6-7 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 Wofford 5-1-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 The Citadel 3-1-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 4-5-9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 7-2-9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Furman 1-3-4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 W. Carolina 3-2-5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Elon 2-1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Maine 5-6-11 1.0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0

46 • DL • 6-2 • 240 • JR. GREENSBORO, N.C. NORTHWEST GUILFORD Poised for a breakout campaign as a fourth-year junior … had a terrific spring and goes into fall camp listed as the top backup behind 2011 freshman all-American Ronald Blair at right defensive end … tenacious worker has added 15 pounds in the offseason … boasts athleticism to also be a contributor on special teams. 2011: Saw action in seven games … recorded tackles in home wins over Savannah State and Western Carolina … also blocked an extra point in 41-6 triumph over Savannah State. 2010: Appeared in three games (Jacksonville, North Carolina Central, Wofford) ... recorded first-career tackle against Wofford. 2009: Redshirted. 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 (21 years old) ... son of Kimberly and James Scott ... is second of four children in his family ... majoring in criminal justice ... member of ASU athletics’ and Southern Conference academic honor rolls. SCOTT’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2010 3/0 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 2011 7/0 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 Totals 10/0 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0

2010 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR Chattanooga 6-1-7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Jacksonville 2-0-2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 N.C. Central 6-4-10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 4-0-4 1.0-6 1.0-6 0 1 0 0 0 Elon 4-1-5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 2-3-5 1.0-4 0 0 1 0 0 0 W. Carolina 1-2-3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Furman 1-0-1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 39 • DB • 6-3 • 198 • FR. Ga. Southern 3-0-3 1.0-5 0 0 0 0 1 0 Wofford 2-2-4 0.5-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 CHARLOTTE, N.C. Florida 3-2-5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 PROVIDENCE W. Illinois 3-1-4 1.0-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Villanova 5-2-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Walk-on impressed with his performance on the practice field as a freshman last fall and again in the spring … goes into the fall penciled in as the top backup to Doug 2009 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR Middleton at the star defensive back position … is a likely candidate for playing time East Carolina 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 on special teams. McNeese State 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2011: Redshirted. The Citadel 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.C. Central 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 High School: Racked up 116 tackles and four interceptions as a senior at Providence Wofford 1-0-1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 H.S. in Charlotte ... named South Charlotte Player of the Year, all-county and allGa. Southern 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Charlotte Observer as a senior, as well as his team’s MVP and most valuable defensive Furman 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 back ... two-year letterwinner ... coached by Randy Long. Chattanooga 0-3-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elon 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Personal: Full name is Chris John Shaffer ...born March 11, 1993 (19 years old) ... son W. Carolina 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 of Denise and Richard Shaffer ... brother, Richie, played baseball at Clemson and was S.C. State 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 selected in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft (No. 25 overall) by Richmond 1-2-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 the Tampa Bay Rays ... Chris is majoring in communications with a minor in recreation Montana 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 management ... member of Southern Conference academic honor roll.

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Jonathan

Shively

88 • WR • 6-2 • 200 • SR. HAYESVILLE, N.C. HAYESVILLE

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Fifth-year senior provides a much-needed veteran presence to the Mountaineers’ corps of wide receivers as the group’s only senior … had a strong spring and could compete for extensive playing time this fall … enters the fall listed as the top backup behind returning starter Tony Washington at the ‘Z’ receiver position … also brings veteran experience to special teams and will likely reprise his valuable role on special teams. 2011: Appeared in all 12 games, primarily on special teams … recorded only statistic of the year with a tackle in season-ending loss to Maine.

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Andy

2009: Did not see game action. 2008: Redshirted.

Shuler

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. Personal: Full name is Jonathan Douglas Shively ... born May 30, 1989 (23 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 ... majoring in business ... member of ASU athletics’ and Southern Conference academic honor rolls. SHIVELY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long Rush Yards Avg. TD Long 2009 — DID NOT PLAY — 2010 1/0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2011 12/0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 Totals 13/0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

WR • 5-10 • 180 • FR. ROCKINGHAM, N.C. RICHMOND SENIOR Walk-on will add depth to wide-receiving corps … could also compete for playing time on special teams. 2011: Redshirted. High School: Caught 41 passes for 700 yards as a senior at Richmond Senior H.S. in Rockingham ... was an all-conference honoree ... coached by Paul Hoggard ... was also an all-conference selection in baseball after hitting .306 with a pair of home runs as a senior. Personal: Full name is Thomas Andrew Shuler ... born May 25, 1993 (19 years old) ... son of Bess and Hal Shuler ... majoring in physical education ... member of ASU athletics’ academic honor roll.

Nic

Seth

LB • 5-10 • 200 • SO. HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. ORANGE

10+ • WR • 5-8 • 165 • FR. BOONE, N.C. WATAUGA

Sloan

Shriner

Versatile redshirt freshman saw time on both sides of the ball in his first year with the program but has settled in at wide receiver … due to his versatility and athleticism, is a candidate to compete for playing time on special teams.

Walk-on provides high energy and effort to squad … could compete for playing time on special teams while adding depth to Mountaineers’ experienced linebacking crew. 2011: DId not see game action.

2011: Redshirted.

2010: Redshirted.

High School: Played one season at nearby Watauga H.S. after transferring from Riverside Military Academy in Georgia ... in all, earned four letters and started 43-consecutive varsity games over the course of his prep career ... earned all-conference recognition as a junior at Riverside ... coached at Watauga by Tim Pruitt ... also lettered four times in baseball and wrestling and once in track and field.

High School: Tallied 120 tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a senior at Orange H.S. in Hillsborough ... three-year letterwinner ... coached by Pat Moser ... also lettered four times in wrestling and twice in baseball. Personal: Full name is Nicholas Andrew Shriner ... born Oct. 23, 1991 (20 years old) ... son of Cindy and Bob Shriner ... father, Bob, was a two-time all-America wrestler at North Carolina ... Nic is the oldest of five siblings ... majoring in physical education ... aspires for a career in coaching.

Personal: Full name is Seth Olin Sloan ... born Nov. 15, 1992 ... son of Stephanie and Scot Sloan ... father, Scot, is Appalachian State’s secondary coach and recruiting coordinator ... Seth enjoys snowboarding and volleyball ... majoring in communication with a recreation minor ... aspires to follow in his father’s footsteps and enter the coaching profession.

Derrick

Will

Shuemake

LB • 6-0 • 215 • FR. CHARLOTTE, N.C. PROVIDENCE DAY

Physically gifted defensive lineman looks to become a contributor as a senior … got off to a slow start after transferring from Georgia Military College two years ago and has seen action in just two games as a Mountaineer … has the potential to compete for significant playing time in the Apps’ defensive-line rotation, likely at the relatively inexperienced nose tackle position.

Redshirt freshman boasts good size and athleticism … will add depth to Mountaineers’ veteran linebacking crew with the potential to also contribute on special teams. 2011: Redshirted.

2011: Played in home wins over North Carolina A&T and Western Carolina … made first-career tackle in home opener against N.C. A&T.

High School: Earned all-state and all-conference honors as a senior at Providence Day School in Charlotte ... lettered four times ... coached by Bruce Hardin ... also lettered four times in lacrosse.

2010: Redshirted. 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. High School: Led Augusta (Ga.) metro area with 19 sacks as a senior ... earned all-state recognition and named team’s Most Valuable Player ... four-year letterwinner ... coached by Shane Williamson ... also lettered three times in wrestling.   Personal: Born Oct. 8, 1989 (turns 23 during season) ... son of Ronnie Shuemake ... majoring in sports medicine.

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Personal: Full name is William Vance Smith ... born March 24, 1992 (20 years old) ... son of Denise and Van Smith ... father, Van, was a defensive lineman at Appalachian from 1979-82 ... Will enjoys tennis, golf and reading and is a member of Kappa Alpha order ... majoring in accounting with minor in nutrition ... member of Dean’s List and ASU athletics’ academic honor roll.

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Smith

98 • DL • 6-4 • 298 • SR. SWAINSBORO, GA. SWAINSBORO (GA. MILITARY)

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2010: Made first appearance in a college football game versus North Carolina Central ... did not record any statistics.

SHUEMAKE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2011 2/0 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0


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Drew

Stewart

40 • PK • 6-1 • 175 • JR. GASTONIA, N.C. NORTH GASTON (MARSHALL) Performed well after taking the reins as the Mountaineers’ primary place kicker midway through last season and will battle senior Sam Martin to retain that role again this fall … has displayed the best accuracy among Appalachian’s deep stable of kickers … has strong enough leg to convert long field goals and handle kickoff duties if needed, although longer field goals (50 yards-plus) and kickoffs will likely be handled by incumbents Martin and Mark Powell, respectively. 2011: Appeared in eight games and served as Appalachian’s primary place kicker for the final six games of the season … made 8-of-10 field goals on the season and converted 17-of-19 extra points for a team-high 41 kicking points … was a perfect 6-of-6 on field-goal attempts from 37 yards and in and 2-of-4 from beyond, including a respectable 2-of-3 showing from 40 yards and out … was a perfect 17-of-17 on PAT attempts during the regular season before an uncharacteristic 0-for-2 in the seasonending second-round playoff loss to Maine … took over the place-kicking duties from injury-riddled Sam Martin during the seventh game of the campaign against Samford … went 1-for-2 on field-goal attempts against No. 1 Georgia Southern and at Furman … broke out with a record-breaking 6-for-6 performance in regular-season home finale versus Western Carolina, splitting the uprights from a season-long 44, 32, 29, 21, 27 and 24 yards … set school records with six field goals (previous record: four) and 21 kicking points (previous record: 15) with the perfect afternoon against WCU, which also included 3-for-3 extra points … six field goals also tied a Southern Conference single-game record while the 21 kicking points broke the previous conference record of 20 … 21 kicking points fell just three shy of the NCAA Division I FCS single-game record of 24 … was named SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week for record-breaking performance against WCU. Previous College: Spent two seasons at Marshall ... redshirted as a true freshman in 2009 ... won job as Herd’s kickoff specialist as a redshirt freshman in 2010 ... averaged 54.8 yards over 33 kickoffs last season (kicks were fielded at the 15 yard line, on average) ... did not attempt any place kicks.

Stewart John

Sullivan

WR • 6-0 • 190 • FR. LAKE WORTH, FLA. LAKE WORTH Talented youngster impressed on the practice field as a true freshman … will compete for playing time as a part of Appalachian’s young receiving corps. 2011: Redshirted. High School: Led Palm Beach County in receiving as a senior with 755 yards and eight touchdowns on 38 receptions ... garnered first-team all-county and all-conference honors ... four-year letterwinner ... coached by Eric Loew ... also lettered twice in track and field. Personal: Full name is John Francis Sullivan ... born March 31, 1993 (19 years old) ... son of Terry and Ed Sullivan ... one of four siblings in his family ... older brother, Eddie, plays quarterback at Western Carolina ... John is majoring in business finance.

High School: Was a two-year letterwinner on the gridiron for North Gaston H.S. ... made 76-of-78 PATs and 15-of-18 field goals in his career while registering 21 touchbacks on kickoffs ... earned all-conference recognition both seasons of his prep career and was named all-state as a junior ... voted a team captain as a senior ... coached by Bruce Clark and Josh Clendenin ... was a four-year all-conference performer, team captain and MVP in soccer ... scored 53 career goals ... also received two letters and back-toback all-conference accolades in tennis. Personal: Full name is Drew Stewart ... born Feb. 19, 1991 (21 years old) ... son of Michele and Frank Stewart ... is the oldest of three boys in his family ... first cousin, Erika Stewart, is a swimmer that represented Colombia in the 2008 Summer Olympics ... is an accomplished, near-scratch golfer that competes in various amateur tournaments across the Southeast during the offseason ... majoring in business management.

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STEWART’S CAREER STATISTICS Year FGM-FGA Pct. Lg XPM-XPA Pct. Pts. KO Yds. Avg. TB OB 2011 8-10 80.0 44 17-19 89.5 41 14 901 64.1 1 1 STEWART GAME-BY-GAME 2011 KO Yds. Avg. TB OB Virginia Tech — DNP — N.C. A&T 2 131 65.5 0 0 Savannah State 0 0 0.0 0 0 Chattanooga — DNP — Wofford — DNP — The Citadel — DNP — Samford 6 399 66.5 1 0 Ga. Southern 5 323 64.6 0 1 Furman 0 0 0.0 0 0 W. Carolina 1 48 48.0 0 0 Elon 0 0 0.0 0 0 Maine 0 0 0.0 0 0

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Jamil

Thomas

37 • DB • 5-11 • 185 • FR. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. CARVER Youngster moved into a position to play a prominent role this fall with an impressive spring … has a nose for the ball and is a sure tackler … goes into the fall listed as the top backup behind all-American Demetrius McCray at right cornerback. 2011: Redshirted. High School: Recorded 116 tackles, eight sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception as a senior ... earned first-team all-conference and all-county recognition ... helped lead Carver to North Carolina 2-A state championship game in 2010 ... coached by Melvin Palmer. Personal: Full name is Jamil Renard Thomas ... born Aug. 4, 1993 (turns 19 during season) ... son of Sharon and Dorez Thomas ... is the youngest of three siblings ... majoring in exercise science ... aspires to be a physical therapist.

0-0 — 5-5 1-2 24 3-3 1-2 41 1-1 6-6 44 3-3 0-0 — 4-4 0-0 — 0-2

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Rodger

Walker 4 • DB • 5-10 • 177 • JR. THOMASVILLE, GA. BROOKWOOD Did a fine job when pressed into a starting assignment last fall less than a year after moving from wide receiver to cornerback … possesses blazing speed and has an excellent nose for the ball, as evidenced by his five takeaways last season … improved throughout the year both in coverage and as a tackler … will battle with sophomore Joel Ross in fall camp to retain his starting role at left cornerback. 2011: Played in all 12 games with nine starts at left cornerback … made first-career start in third game of the season against Savannah State and started nine of the final 10 games of the campaign … ranked second on the team and tied for second in the Southern Conference and 21st nationally with four interceptions … tied for 13th in the SoCon with six passes defended (four INT, two pass break-ups) … finished with 26 tackles on the season, 24 of which came at left cornerback (the other two came on kickoff coverage) … made four tackles in the season opener at Virginia Tech … had six tackles and first-career interception in starting debut against Savannah State … made one of the team’s most critical plays of the season when he scooped up an errant snap on a field-goal attempt and returned the fumble 74 yards for ASU’s first touchdown of the day late in the third quarter of a 14-12 win over No. 13 Chattanooga … also broke up a pass and had three tackles in the win over UTC … had two interceptions that he returned for a total of 47 yards in homecoming win over Samford … returned fourth interception of the year 24 yards during regular-season home finale versus Western Carolina … after making a total of four tackles over the previous six games, registered a season-high eight stops in 28-21 come-from-behind win at Elon in regular-season finale.

Walker Jamal

2010: Appeared in eight games, largerly in a reserve role at wide receiver ... was moved to cornerback late in the season but did not see game action at the position ... did become the Mountaineers’ primary kickoff returner late in the season ... fielded nine kicks over the final three games of the campaign and totaled 199 yards in returns (22.1 ypr) ... had five returns for 123 yards (24.4 ypr) in season-ending loss to Villanova. 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 was an all-state honoree on the hardwood. Personal: Full name is Rodger Thomas Walker ... born April 11, 1991 (21 years old) ... son of Roger and Maggie Walker ... majoring in health promotion. WALKER’S CAREER OFFENSIVE STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long KOR Yards Avg. TD Long 2010 8/0 0 0 0.0 0 0 9 199 22.1 0 26

Ware

18 • LB • 6-1 • 213 • SO. TYRONE, GA. SANDY CREEK Another one of Appalachian’s young, talented linebackers that will provide quality depth as part of one of the nation’s top linebacking crews … possesses terrific athleticism that gives him ability to excel when rushing the quarterback, against the run and in pass coverage … is expected to be the top backup to two-year incumbent starter John Rizor at the bandit linebacker position … will likely reprise his role as one of the Mountaineers’ top special-teams weapons, particularly on kick-coverage units. 2011: Appeared in nine games as a reserve linebacker and on special teams … made nine tackles, four of which came on kickoff coverage … had two stops in collegiate debut versus Savannah State … contributed with one tackle apiece in back-to-back wins over Savannah State and No. 1 Georgia Southern … made a season-high three stops, including a half-tackle for loss, and broke up a pass in regular-season home finale against Western Carolina … had two tackles in regular-season finale at Elon.

WARE’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2011 9/0 2 7 9 0.5-1 0-0 0 1 0 0/0

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High School: First-team all-state, all-region and all-county honoree ... named 2010 Georgia Region 3-3A Defensive Player of the Year ... recorded 130 tackles (93 solo) as a senior ... also notched five sacks, 12 tackles for loss and two interceptions as a senior in 2010 ... registered 84 tackles, 21 TFL and 10 sacks as a junior ... helped lead team to state championships in both years as a starter ... coached by Chip Walker.      Personal: Full name is Gregory Jamal Ware ... majoring in health care management.

WALKER’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2011 12/9 14 12 26 0.0-0 0.0-0 4 2 0 1/0

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WALKER GAME-BY-GAME 2011 S-A-T TFL Sacks QBH PBU Int. FF FR Virginia Tech 1-3-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.C. A&T 0-1-1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Savannah St. 3-3-6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Chattanooga 2-1-3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Wofford 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Ga. Southern 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Furman 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Elon 5-3-8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Maine 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0


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Tony

Washington 15 • WR • 5-10 • 200 • JR. HIGH POINT, N.C. T.W. ANDREWS

Talented junior is one of only two wide receivers on the Appalachian roster that has ever caught a pass for the Mountaineers … looks to pick up where he left off at the end of last season when he caught 24 passes over the final six games of the season … along with the team’s other returning starter at wideout, fellow fourth-year junior Andrew Peacock, will be counted on to make up for the pass-catching production lost with the departure of two-time all-American Brian Quick … expected to be the starter at the ‘Z’ receiver position. 2011: Started all 12 games at the ‘X’ wide receiver position … caught at least one pass in every game … finished third on the team with 355 receiving yards and fourth with 32 receptions … caught two touchdown passes and averaged 11.1 yards per catch, both good for third on the squad … season was a tale of two halves, with eight receptions for 116 yards in the first six games of the campaign and 24 catches for 239 yards over the final six contests of the year … highlights of the first half of the season were a 41-yard reception in the opener at Virginia Tech and a 28-yard touchdown catch at The Citadel … opened the second half in style with six catches for a season-high 78 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown, in homecoming win over Samford … caught three passes for 32 yards in win over No. 1 Georgia Southern … hauled in a season-best seven receptions for 59 yards at Furman … caught five passes for 33 yards in victory over Western Carolina … had two receptions for 21 yards in come-from-behind triumph at Elon … had a 16-yard catch in season-ending loss to Maine … earned academic allSouthern Conference recognition for achievements on the field and in the classroom.

WASHINGTON GAME-BY-GAME 2011 Rec. Yds. TD Long Rush Yds. TD Long Virginia Tech 1 41 0 41 0 0 0 0 N.C. A&T 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 Savannah State 1 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 Chattanooga 2 20 0 16 0 0 0 0 Wofford 2 11 0 6 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 1 28 1 28 0 0 0 0 Samford 6 78 1 41 0 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 3 32 0 19 0 0 0 0 Furman 7 59 0 14 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 5 33 0 8 0 0 0 0 Elon 2 21 0 17 0 0 0 0 Maine 1 16 0 16 0 0 0 0 2010 Rec. Yds. TD Long Rush Yds. TD Long Chattanooga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jacksonville 1 32 0 32 0 0 0 0 N.C. Central 2 34 1 35 0 0 0 0 Samford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Citadel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Carolina 0 0 0 0 1 -2 0 0 Furman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ga. Southern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Illinois 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 7 Villanova 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 0

2010: Appeared in all 13 games, splitting duties between special teams and wide receiver ... made seven tackles (six solo) and forced two fumbles on special teams ... made one of the biggest plays of the season in his collegiate debut, a 42-41 come-frombehind triumph at Chattanooga in the season opener ... following an ASU touchdown in the final period,  Washington forced a fumble on a UTC kickoff return that was recovered by ASU and set up a touchdown that helped the Mountaineers’ rally from a 21-point fourth-quarter deficit ... caught four passes for 71 yards and a touchdown and rushed twice for five yards as a wideout ... three of his four receptions came in the first three games of the season — a 32-yarder versus Jacksonville and two catches for 34 yards, including a diving 35-yard touchdown reception, versus North Carolina Central ... had three touches during the postseason ... returned a punt 15 yards and ran one for seven yards in win over Western Illinois and caught a five-yard pass in season-ending loss to Villanova.

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2009: Redshirted.

Watson

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 ... carried a stellar 4.6 grade point average ... coached by Rodney McCoy.

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Personal: Full name is Michael Anthony Washington II ... born Oct. 18, 1990 (turns 22 during season) ... son of Barbara and Michael Washington ... majoring in architectural design ... member of ASU athletics’ and Southern Conference academic honor rolls. WASHINGTON’S CAREER OFFENSIVE STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long Rush Yds. Avg. TD Long 2010 13/3 4 71 17.8 1 35 2 5 2.5 0 7 2011 12/12 32 355 11.1 2 41 0 0 0.0 0 0 Totals 25/15 36 426 11.8 3 41 2 5 2.5 0 7 WASHINGTON’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sack-Yds. INT PBU QBH FR/FF 2010 13/3 6 1 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/2 2011 12/12 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/0 Totals 25/15 7 3 10 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0/2

48+ • RB • 5-10 • 205 • JR. BAILEY, N.C. SOUTHERN NASH Veteran will compete for playing time at running back, particularly in short-yardage situations … is a hard-nosed runner and blocker … can also contribute on special teams, particularly on return units. 2011: Did not see game action after making transition from linebacker to running back during the offseason. 2010: Did not see game action. 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 (22 years old) ... son of James Watson ... majoring in graphic arts and imaging technology with a business minor.

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2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL RETURNING STUDENT-ATHLETES

2012 MOUNTAINEERS

Jey

Yokeley

19 • TE • 6-3 • 235 • SR. CHARLOTTE, N.C. SOUTH MECKLENBURG Has battled back from a career-threatening back injury sustained during last year’s fall camp to return to the field for his senior season … if completely healthy, could figure prominently in the battle to replace four-time all-conference tight end Ben Jorden … with a big 6-2, 235-pound frame, former quarterback is a big target in the passing game and has ability to be a key cog in blocking schemes. 2011: Did not see game action due to career-threatening back injury sustained during fall camp. 2010: Spent the season as the Mountaineers’ third-string quarterback ... made only appearance of the season versus N.C. Central ... ran once for six yards. 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. 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. Personal: Full name is James Edwin Yokeley III ... born Oct. 27, 1989 (turns 23 during season) ... son of Sheila and Jimmy Yokeley ... majoring in political science/pre-law ... member of ASU athletics’ and Southern Conference academic honor rolls. YOKELEY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long Rush Yards Avg. TD Long 2009 2/0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 6 3.0 0 5 2010 1/0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 6 6.0 0 6 2011 — DID NOT PLAY — 3 12 4.0 0 6 Totals 3/0 0 0 0.0 0 0

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NEWCOMERS

Josh

Barrett

89 • TE • 6-5 • 250 • JR. VALLEY VIEW, TEXAS. VALLEY VIEW (NAVARRO COLL.)

85 • TE • 6-4 • 220 • FR. WOODSTOCK, GA. ETOWAH

Anding

Previous College: Was known primarily as a blocking tight end at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas ... caught just two passes for 16 yards over juniorcollege seasons ... helped lead squad to a 21-3 record in his two seasons at Navarro, which included winning the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I national championship in 2010 ... coached by Nick Bobeck. High School: Earned second-team all-district honors as a defensive end ... coached by Terry Felderhoff. Personal: Full name is Joshua David Anding ... majoring in mathematics, secondary education.

Burns

High School: Honorable-mention all-state honoree after catching 22 passes for 280 yards and five touchdowns as a tight end/wide receiver in a run-oriented offense as a senior … 280 receiving yards led team and ranked third in Cherokee County in 2011 … finished prep career with 31 receptions for 612 yards and seven touchdowns … two-time county Receiver of the Year … all-state honorable mention and all-county selection … helped lead Etowah to region championship as a junior … coached by Bill Stewart … versatile athlete also plays power forward for Etowah’s basketball team and is a sprinter and competes in triple jump in track and field … was basketball team’s Defensive Player of the Year and member of county-champion 4x100 relay team as a junior. Personal: Full name is Barrett Davis Burns ... born March 16, 1994 (18 years old) ... son of Lori and Tyler Burns ... majoring in psychology.

Dante

Jamie

6 • DB • 5-11 • 185 • FR. COVINGTON, GA. EASTSIDE

61 • OL • 6-2 • 280 • FR. GASTONIA, N.C. FORESTVIEW

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Blackmon

Collmar

High School: Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com … named firstteam all-region on both offense and defense as a senior … also garnered all-area recognition in 2011 … tallied 31 tackles with five interceptions and nine pass break-ups as a defensive back and caught 44 passes for 636 yards and five touchdowns (including four in the team’s final two games) at wide receiver as a senior … participated in 2011 Georgia High School Senior AllStar Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta … played at same high school as Appalachian State teammate Demetrius McCray … coached by Rick Hurst.

High School: Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com … earned all-state recognition as a senior … also received all-region recognition in 2011 and is a two-time all-conference honoree … named Forestview’s 2011 MVP and Offensive Lineman of the Year … was credited with 44 pancake blocks and graded out at 95 percent as an offensive lineman for a Forestview squad that rushed for over 2,000 yards in 2011 … also recorded 43 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, six sacks, 14 quarterback hurries, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two pass break-ups on defense … coached by Chris Medlin.

Personal: Full name is Dante Rashad Blackmon ... majoring in criminal justice.

Personal: Full name is Howard James Collmar III ... born March 4, 1993 (19 years old) ... son of Erica and Howard Collmar ... majoring in athletic training.

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Alex

36 • LB • 6-0 • 210 • FR. COLUMBUS, GA. SHAW

25 • DB • 6-3 • 210 • FR. Suwanee, GA. PEACHTREE RIDGE

Dada

Gray

High School: An all-city honoree after recording 113 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks and one interception as a senior … excellent studentathlete was a top-50 semifinalist for the 2011 Rudy Award (and the only semifinalist from Georgia), given to the nation’s high-school football player that best embodies the characteristics of Rudy Ruettiger, the 1970s Notre Dame walk-on that inspired the 1990s movie Rudy ... coached by Jamie Fox.

High School: Had 57 tackles and an interception en route to first-team all-region and all-county recognition as a senior … named MVP of 2011 Georgia Athletic Association North-South all-star game after intercepting two passes to help lead the North to a 20-3 win … also participated in 2011 Rivalries of Gwinnett all-star game … helped lead Peachtree Ridge to 8-3 record and state playoff appearance as a senior … coached by Mark Fleetwood.

Personal: Full name is Olawale Ayoyemi Dada ... born in Nigeria … moved to United States with his family at age 2 … began playing football as a sophomore in an attempt to overcome cultural differences and fit in better with his peers … enjoys writing ... majoring in political science.

Personal: Full name is Paul Alexander Gray ... born Sept. 15, 1993 (turns 19 during season) ... son of Paulette Gray ... majoring in apparel design and merchandising.

Tyson

Greg

73 • OL • 6-2 • 315 • FR. FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. FUQUAY-VARINA

13 • LB • 6-3 • 235 • FR. BOGART, GA. NORTH OCONEE

Fernandez

Hall

High School: Versatile lineman was a two-time all-conference honoree at right guard and second-team all-conference selection as a nose guard as a senior … also earned all-area recognition as a senior … earned offensive line MVP honors as a junior and senior … helped lead Fuquay-Varina to a 10-2 record in 2011 … coached by Ryan Habich.

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High School: Two-time first-team all-state honoree … led one of Georgia’s top defenses in 2011 with a school-record 18 sacks … finished with 63 total tackles and four pass break-ups as a senior, en route to garnering all-area and all-region recognition to go along with his second-straight first-team all-state accolades … was main cog in a defense that surrendered just 8.5 points per game and posted five shutouts in 2011 … helped lead North Oconee to an undefeated regular season and 11-1 final record as a senior … coached by Terry Tully. Personal: Full name is Gregory Fernando Hall ... born June 22, 1994 ... son of Kim Enoch ... uncle, Will Witherspoon, is a 10-year NFL veteran with the Tennessee Titans and played collegiately at Georgia ... Greg is one of four siblings separated by just four years in age ... majoring in international business.

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Personal: Full name is Tyson Fernandez Feliz ... born March 4, 1994 (18 years old) ... son of Wanda and Robert Martinez ... is the oldest of three siblings ... majoring in criminal justice.

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NEWCOMERS

Malachi

John

7 • WR • 6-1 • 180 • FR. ROSWELL, GA. CENTRAL GWINNETT

35 • LB • 6-0 • 225 • FR. ATLANTA, GA. GRADY

Jones

High School: Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com … led Gwinnett County with 82 receptions, 1,059 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns and 12.9 yards per catch as a senior … received second-team all-state and first-team all-county recognition in 2011 … participated in 2011 Rivalries of Gwinnett all-star game and 2010 RisingSeniors.com Georgia Junior Bowl … named Gwinnett County Player of the Month in October 2011 … voted team’s MVP and Receiver of the Year as a senior … broke school and county records for receptions (15) and receiving yards (276) in a game and receptions in a season (82) … coached by Todd Wofford. Personal: Full name is Malachi Fitzgerald Jones ... born March 20, 1994 (18 years old) ... son of Michele and the late Andre Jones ... late father, Andre, won 1988 national championship as a linebacker at Notre Dame and played professionally for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions and Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) … brother, T.J., is junior wide receiver at Notre Dame … uncle, Phillip Daniels, played 14 seasons in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins … godfather, Raghib “Rocket” Ismail, finished second in voting for the 1990 Heisman Trophy at Notre Dame and recorded over 5,000 receiving yards in nine NFL seasons ... Malachi enjoys golfing, photography and drawing … majoring in exercise science.

Law

High School: Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com … collected prestigious first-team Atlanta all-city honors after making 140 tackles with three sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles as a junior in 2010 ... made 80 tackles in just five games as a senior before his final prep campaign was cut short due to an ankle injury ... participated in 2011 Georgia High School Senior All-Star Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta … coached by Ronnie Millen … attended same high school as former ASU all-America defensive end Jabari Fletcher. Personal: Full name is John Lewis Law, Jr. ... born July 31, 1994 (18 years old) ... son of Jimmeta Battle ... enjoys rock climbing ... majoring in communication with a minor in recreational management.

Aaron

Paul

29 • DB • 5-11 • 175 • FR. DURHAM, N.C. HILLSIDE

2+ • QB • 6-2 • 210 • FR. LYNBROOK, N.Y. LYNBROOK (MILFORD ACAD.)

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Krah

High School: Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com … named PAC 6 Conference Defensive Back of the Year and first-team all-conference as a defensive back and return specialist as a senior … received first-team all-area recognition from the Durham Herald-Sun … also received all-conference accolades after intercepting five passes as a junior in 2010 … participated in 2011 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas … helped lead Hillside to N.C. 4-A state championship as a junior in 2010 and 11-2 record and third-round playoff appearance as a senior in 2011 … finished with 57 tackles, two interceptions and 18 pass breakups as a senior… also a threat in the return game racking up 756 return yards and two touchdowns … coached by Antonio King … was also a track standout as a youngster, running with Durham Striders Track Club ... won national Youth Outdoor championship in the 100-meter dash in 2003 … placed second in the 200-meter dash at the 2004 Youth Outdoor Championships and Junior Olympics. Personal: Full name is Aaron Kamaye Mitchell Krah ... born Aug. 30, 1994 (turns 18 during season) ... son of Joanna Smith and Meyer Krah ... enjoys fishing and riding ripstick ... majoring in criminal justice with minors in communications and psychology ... plans to attend graduate school.

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Magloire

High School: Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com … spent 2011 season at Milford Academy, a prep school in upstate New York (New Berlin) after attending high school at Lynbrook H.S. on Long Island … shared quarterbacking duties for a Milford squad comprised mostly of Division I prospects and helped lead the team to a perfect 12-0 record in 2011, playing against other prep schools and collegiate junior-varsity teams (including JV squads from Army, Yale, Lehigh, Robert Morris and Wagner) … accounted for four touchdowns (two rushing, two passing) and completed 63.6 percent of pass attempts in only campaign at Milford … led Lynbrook to the 2010 Long Island Class III championship, accounting for 21 touchdowns and 10 two-point conversions along the way … ran for three touchdowns and two two-point conversions in the LI championship game … coached by Bill Chaplick at Milford Academy and Steve LoCicero at Lynbrook ... also lettered four times in track and field with a 42-foot triple jump and 11.1-second 100-meter time and twice in baseball. Personal: Full name is Paul Magloire, Jr. ... born Dec. 16, 1992 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Mireille Lamour-Prophette ... older brother, Mitchell, played linebacker at the University of Akron … cousin, Jamaal Magloire, is a 12-year NBA veteran and former all-star currently with the Toronto Raptors (he won a national championship in 1998 at Kentucky) ... majoring in criminal justice.

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2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL NEWCOMERS

Tashion

8+ • DL • 6-3 • 275 • FR. GARNER, N.C. GARNER

41 • LB • 6-3 • 245 • FR. CHARLOTTE, N.C. WEST MECKLENBURG

Milhouse

Singleton

HIgh School: Excelled on both the offensive and defensive lines … firstteam all-state, all-region and all-conference honoree … helped lead Garner to 15-1 final record and N.C. 4-AA state championship game in 2011 … major cog in a defensive unit that surrendered just 18 points per game while also helping pave the way for an offense that averaged over 45 points and 350 rushing yards per game as a senior … totaled 70 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, eight sacks and four forced fumbles as a senior … was credited with 204 pancake blocks as a junior … coached by Nelson Smith. Personal: Full name is Gregory Milhouse ... born July 15, 1994 (18 years old) ... son of Doreen and Greg Milhouse ... is one of four siblings ... majoring in communication.

High School: Two-time all-conference and all-Mecklenburg County selection … led West Mecklenburg with 136 tackles as a senior … was team MVP as a junior and senior … earned West Meck’s leadership award following senior campaign … honor-roll student … coached by Jeff Caldwell. Personal: Full name is Tashion Lamont Singleton ... born March 4, 1993 (19 years old) ... son of Danielle McBryde ... uncle, Roman Phifer, played 15 seasons in the NFL with the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, New York Jets, New England Patriots and New York Giants after an all-America collegiate career at UCLA ... Tashion is majoring in pre-dentistry.

Matt

Darian

70 • OL • 6-4 • 280 • FR. MARSHVILLE, N.C. FOREST HILLS

54 • DL • 6-2 • 285 • FR. HAMPTON, GA. DUTCHTOWN

Privette

Small

High School: Was a three-time all-conference honoree, earning first-team recognition as a senior … helped lead team to an 8-5 record as a senior in 2011, including a 6-1 mark in conference play, and the second round of the N.C. 2-AA state playoffs … named team’s MVP … was twice tabbed as Forest Hills best offensive lineman ... coached by John Lowery.

High School: Led team in tackles, tackles for loss and sacks as a senior, en route to second-team all-state and first-team all-metro Atlanta accolades … compiled 195 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and 15 sacks over three prep seasons … two-time all-region and all-Southern Crescent honoree … threetime team MVP … participated in 2011 Georgia High School Senior All-Star Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta and 2010 RisingSeniors.com Georgia Junior Bowl … coached by Jason Galt ... also lettered in track and field. Personal: Full name is Darian Michael Small ... born Sept. 28, 1993 (turns 19 during season) ... son of Cynthia and Terry McGee ... majoring in management.

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Personal: Full name is Matthew Wyatt Privette ... born Oct. 5, 1992 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Chrissy and Mike Privette ... majoring in premedicine.

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Greg


2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL 2012 MOUNTAINEERS

NEWCOMERS

Chris

Starks

80 • WR • 6-1 • 170 • FR. LITHONIA, GA. MILLER GROVE High School: Led team and ranked among the DeKalb County leaders with 26 receptions for 453 yards and three touchdowns as a senior … averaged 17.4 yards per catch in 2011 … also chipped in with 16 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery as a senior … coached by Daydrin Shell ... was a two-sport athlete lettering in both football and track & field. Personal: Full name is Christopher Jamal Starks ... born Aug. 17, 1993 (turns 19 during season ... son of Christopher Starks ... two cousins, running back Ken Malcome and linebacker T.J. Stripling, currently play at the University of Georgia ... Chris is majoring in communication-electronic media/broadcasting.

Kevin

Walton

31 • DB • 6-1 • 190 • FR. GREENSBORO, N.C. GRIMSLEY

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High School: Recorded 68 tackles with two sacks as a senior safety at Grimsley H.S. in Greensboro … all-area and team defensive MVP as a senior … coached by Damon Coiro. Personal: Full name is Kevin Rushawn Walton … born Sept. 18, 1993 (turns 19 during season) … son of Jerome Knight … majoring in health care management.

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2012 Opponents


2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL 2012 OPPONENTS

OPPONENT CAPSULES 2012 MATCHUPS AT A GLANCE

GAME 1 • SEPTEMBER 1 • GREENVILLE, N.C.

East Carolina

GAME 1 • EAST CAROLINA

Date..................................................................................................................... September 1 Location (Stadium).................................................. Greenville, N.C. (Dowdy-Ficklen) ECU 2011 Record (Overall/Conference).........................5-7/4-4 (Conference USA) All-Time Series...........................................................................................ASU leads 19-11

HEAD COACH RUFFIN McNEILL

GAME 2 • MONTANA Date..................................................................................................................... September 8 Location (Stadium)............................................................... Boone, N.C. (Kidd Brewer) UM 2011 Record (Overall/Conference).......................................... 11-3/7-1 (Big Sky) All-Time Series...................................................................................... Montana leads 2-0

RECEIVING NO. YDS. AVG. TD Justin Hardy 64 658 10.3 6 484 10.5 0 Andrew Bodenheimer 46

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:................................... Greenville, N.C. Founded:.......................................................1907 Enrollment:.............................................. 27,703 Nickname:................................................. Pirates Colors:......................................Purple and Gold Conference:...............Conference USA (East) Chancellor:............................Dr. Steve Ballard Director of Athletics:..............Terry Holland Stadium:....................................Dowdy-Ficklen Capacity:............................................. 50,000 Playing Surface:..................Natural Grass Press Box Phone:............ (252) 328-4697 First Year of Football:..............................1932 All-Time Record:........................... 398-374-12 Postseason Appearances:..........................17 Record:........................................................8-9 Last Appearance:................................2010 Result:...................... L, 51-20 vs. Maryland (2010 Military Bowl)

Date...................................................................................................................September 15 Location (Stadium)............................................................... Boone, N.C. (Kidd Brewer) The Citadel 2011 Record............................................................................4-7/2-6 SoCon All-Time Series...........................................................................................ASU leads 29-11

GAME 4 • CHATTANOOGA Date...................................................................................................................September 22 Location (Stadium)............................................................Chattanooga, Tenn. (Finley) UTC 2011 Record (Overall/Conference).............................................5-6/3-5 (SoCon) All-Time Series...........................................................................................ASU leads 25-10

GAME 5 • COASTAL CAROLINA Date...................................................................................................................September 29 Location (Stadium)............................................................... Boone, N.C. (Kidd Brewer) CCU 2011 Record (Overall/Conference)......................................7-4/3-3 (Big South) All-Time Series................................................................................................ASU leads 2-0

GAME 6 • ELON Date........................................................................................................................... October 6 Location (Stadium)............................................................... Boone, N.C. (Kidd Brewer) Elon 2011 Record (Overall/Conference)............................................5-6/3-5 (SoCon) All-Time Series......................................................................................... ASU leads 30-9-1

COACHING STAFF Head Coach............................... Ruffin McNeill Alma Mater:.....................East Carolina, 1980 Record at VT:.............. 11-14 (Two years) Career Record:.......... *12-14 (Two years)

GAME 7 • SAMFORD

2012 SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER 1........ APPALACHIAN STATE September 8.........................at South Carolina September 15.....................at Southern Miss* September 22...................... at North Carolina September 29..........................................UTEP* October 4................................................. at UCF* October 13.................................... Memphis* October 20...............................................at UAB* October 27...............................................Navy November 3.................................. Houston* November 17..................................... at Tulane* November 23................................ vs. Marshall* 2011 RESULTS Sept. 3

vs. South Carolina............L, 56-37

SEPT. 10 VIRGINIA TECH.................L, 17-10 SEPT. 24 UAB*................................... W, 28-23 OCT. 1

NORTH CAROLINA.........L, 35-20

Oct. 8

at Houston*......................... L, 56-3

Oct. 15

at Memphis*.................... W, 35-17

Oct. 22

at Navy.............................. W, 38-35

OCT. 29

TULANE*........................... W, 34-13

Nov. 5

SOUTHERN MISS*...........L, 48-28

Nov. 12

at UTEP*..............................L, 22-17

*includes win as Texas Tech interim head coach in 2010

Nov. 19 UCF*................................... W, 38-31 Assoc. HC/ILB:.................................John Wiley Nov. 26 at Marshall*............. L, 34-27 (OT) Defensive Coord./DB:............Brian Mitchell Off. Coord./QB:........................... Lincoln Riley Outside Linebackers:................ Duane Price Defensive Line:............................Mark Yellock MATCHUP NOTES Inside Receivers:............ Donnie Kirkpatrick • For the 16th time in the last 21 Outside Receivers:..................... Dave Nichol seasons, Appalachian’s season opener Offensive Line:........................Brandon Jones comes against an NCAA Division I FBS Special Teams Coord./RB:...............Kirk Doll (formerly Division I-A opponent).

Date.........................................................................................................................October 13 Location (Stadium)..............................................................Birmingham, Ala. (Seibert) Samford 2011 Record (Overall/Conference)....................................6-5/4-4 (SoCon) All-Time Series................................................................................................ASU leads 5-1

GAME 8 • WOFFORD Date.........................................................................................................................October 20 Location (Stadium)............................................................... Boone, N.C. (Kidd Brewer) Wofford 2011 Record (Overall/Conference).....................................8-4/6-2 (SoCon) All-Time Series...........................................................................................ASU leads 17-11

TEAM INFORMATION 2011 Record:...................................................5-7 2011 C-USA Record (Finish):..4-4 (3rd/East) Final National Ranking:...........................N/A Basic Offense:......................................... Spread Basic Defense:................................................3-4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.........48/20 Starters Returning/Lost:......................15/10 Offense:......................................................7/4 Defense:.....................................................7/4 Specialists:................................................1/2

GAME 9 • WESTERN CAROLINA Date.........................................................................................................................October 27 Location (Stadium)......................................................Cullowhee, N.C. (E.J. Whitmire) WCU 2011 Record (Overall/Conference)........................................ 1-10/0-8 (SoCon) All-Time Series.......................................................................................ASU leads 57-18-1

GAME 10 • GEORGIA SOUTHERN Date.......................................................................................................................November 3 Location (Stadium).................................................................Statesboro, Ga. (Paulson) GSU 2011 Record (Overall/Conference)......................................... 11-3/7-1 (SoCon) All-Time Series.......................................................................................ASU leads 14-12-1

SERIES HISTORY Series Record:......................ASU leads 19-11 In Boone:...............................ASU leads 8-3 In Greenville:.....................ASU leads 10-8 Neutral Site:.........................ASU leads 1-0 Last Meeting:.........................ECU 29, ASU 24 . Sept. 5, 2009

GAME 11 • FURMAN Date.................................................................................................................... November 10 Location (Stadium)............................................................... Boone, N.C. (Kidd Brewer) FU 2011 Record (Overall/Conference)...............................................6-5/5-3 (SoCon) All-Time Series..........................................................................................FU leads 22-17-3

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TACKLES UT AT TT SACKS INT 45 77 122 1 0 Jeremy Grove Damon Magazu 36 44 80 0 4

SO. LINEBACKER JEREMY GROVE

GAME 3 • THE CITADEL

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TOP RETURNEES

PASSING CMP. ATT. INT. YDS. TD Rio Johnson 20 29 1 157 0 RUSHING ATT. YDS. AVG. TD Torrance Hunt 109 489 4.5 2 Tony Gregory 95 428 4.5 4

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• The Mountaineers boast seven wins over FBS competition since 1983. Most notably, Appalachian became the first FCS (Formerly Division I-AA) team to ever defeat a nationally ranked FBS opponent when it topped No. 5 Michigan, 34-32, in the 2007 season opener. • In its last visit to ECU in 2009, without injured all-America quarterback Armanti Edwards, Appalachian nearly rallied all the way back from a 22-point fourth-quarter deficit but fell, 29-24. • Appalachian is opening the season on the road for the 11th-straight year.

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2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL OPPONENT CAPSULES GAME 3 • SEPTEMBER 15 • BOONE, N.C.

Montana

HEAD COACH MICK DELANEY

SR. TIGHT END GREG HARDY GENERAL INFORMATION

The Citadel

HEAD COACH KEVIN HIGGINS

TOP RETURNEES

PASSING CMP. ATT. INT. YDS. TD Jordan Johnson 205 343 9 2400 21

TOP RETURNEES

PASSING CMP. ATT. INT. YDS. TD Ben Dupree 22 46 3 192 0

RUSHING Peter Nguyen Jordan Canada

ATT. YDS. AVG. TD 151 835 5.5 3 113 580 5.1 9

RUSHING Darien Robinson Ben Dupree

ATT. YDS. AVG. TD 136 862 6.3 9 177 645 3.6 8

RECEIVING Sam Gratton Greg Hardy

NO. YDS. AVG. TD 36 465 12.9 3 22 199 9.0 0

RECEIVING Greg Adams Domonic Jones

NO. YDS. AVG. TD 8 89 11.1 0 5 63 12.6 0

TACKLES UT AT John Kanongata’a 38 55 Matt Hermanson 38 27

TT SACKS INT 93 3.5 1 65 0 3

SR. DEFENSIVE END CHRIS BILLINGSLEA

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TACKLES UT AT TT SACKS INT 22 31 53 2 0 Chris Billingslea Joe Boateng 32 17 49 0 1

2012 SCHEDULE

GENERAL INFORMATION

Location:..................................Missoula, Mont. SEPTEMBER 1........................ South DAKOTA

Location:.................................. Charleston, S.C. September 1 ....Charleston Southern

Founded:.......................................................1893 September 8...........at Appalachian State

Founded:.......................................................1842 September 8 ...........Georgia Southern*

Enrollment:.............................................. 15,642 September 15......................................liberty

Enrollment:.................................................2,139 September 15 ...... at Appalachian State*

Nickname:....................................Grizzlies, Griz September 22........ northern arizona*

Nickname:............................. Bulldogs, Cadets September 22 ..........at North Carolina State

Colors:......Copper, Silver, Gold and Maroon September 29..........at Eastern Washington*

Colors:.........................Citadel Blue and White September 29 .................. Chattanooga*

Conference:.............................................Big Sky October 6....................at Northern Colorado*

Conference:.........................................Southern October 6 ........................................at Samford*

President:....................Dr. Royce C. Engstrom October 13.....................Southern utah*

President:................ Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa Jr. October 13 ............ Western Carolina*

Interim Director of Athletics:..... Jean Gee October 20........................................at Howard*

Director of Athletics:.... Larry W. Leckonby October 27 ...................................... at Wofford*

Stadium:.......................... Washington-Grizzly October 27.............................Idaho State*

Stadium:............................... Johnson Hagood November 3 ........................................... Elon*

Capacity:............................................. 25,217 November 3............................. at Weber State*

Capacity:............................................. 21,000 November 10 ............................................at VMI

Playing Surface:...........................Sprinturf November 12..................montana state*

Playing Surface:..................Natural Grass November 17 ..................................at Furman*

Press Box Phone:.................. (406) 243-4167

Press Box Phone:............ (843) 953-9957

First Year of Football:..............................1897 2011 RESULTS

First Year of Football:..............................1905 2011 RESULTS All-Time Record:........................... 461-525-32 Sept. 3 Jacksonville .................W, 31-9

All-Time Record:............................545-463-23 Sept. 3

at Tennessee......................L, 42-16

at Sacramento State.......L, 42-28

Postseason Appearances:..................... Four Sept. 10 Furman* ............................ L, 16-6 Record:........................................................2-3 Sep. 24 at Elon* ..................... L, 18-15 (OT) Last Appearance:................................1992 Oct. 1 at Chattanooga* ........... W, 28-27

Result:.... L, 31-28 at Sam Houston State Oct. 1

N. Colorado*.............. W, 55-28

(NCAA Division I Semifinals) Oct. 8

at Idaho State*...................W, 33-0

Postseason Appearances:..........................21 Sept. 10 Cal Poly......................... W, 37-23

Record:................................................... 30-18 Sept. 17 Eastern Wash.*.......... W, 17-14

Last Appearance:................................2011 Sept. 24

COACHING STAFF

Oct. 15

Portland State*....... W, 30-24 at Northern Arizona*.... W, 28-24

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach................................Kevin Higgins Nov. 5 at Georgia Southern* ....L, 14-12 Alma Mater:.....................West Chester, 1977 Nov. 12 Samford*........................L, 19-14 Record at Citadel:...31-47 (Seven years) Nov. 19 at South Carolina ............L, 41-20

Interim Head Coach............... Mick Delaney Oct. 29

Weber State*................ W, 45-10 Western Oregon.........W, 32-7

Record at Montana.................... First year Nov. 19

at Montana State*......... W, 36-10

Career Record:.................................... Same Dec. 3

Central Arkansas.. W, 41-14

Offensive Coordinator/QB:... Timm Rosenbach Dec. 9

Northern Iowa......... W, 48-10

Def. Coordinator/LB:................. Ty Gregorak Dec. 16

at Sam Houston State....L, 31-28

Special Teams:..........................Dick Arbuckle Wide Receivers:......................... Shalon Baker

Result:..... L, 42-17 vs. Youngstown State Oct. 8 Wofford* ......................L, 43-14 (NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinals) Oct. 15 Appalachian St.* ...L, 49-42

Oct. 22

Alma Mater:...........Western Montana, 1964 Nov. 5

Oct. 22

at Western Carolina*........W, 35-7

Oct. 29 VMI .................................... W, 41-14

Career Record:............87-72-1 (14 years)

Asst. Head Coach/DL:... Denny Doornsbos Offensive Coordinator/OL:..... Bob Bodine Slot Backs.:......................................Bill Mottola Defensive Coord./Safeties:...Josh Conklin

MATCHUP NOTES

Spec. Teams Coord./LB:.....Aashon Larkins

MATCHUP NOTES

Offensive Line:..............................Scott Gragg

• Appalachian State opens the home

Wide Receivers:...............................J.P. Gunter

• Apppalachian State has won eight-

Running Backs:........................... Justin Green

portion of its slate against fellow NCAA

Quarterbacks/B-backs:........Craig Candeto

straight and 17 of the last 18 games in

Defensive Line:............. Lawrence Suiaunoa

Division I FCS power Montana.

Cornerbacks:.............................. Gerald Dixon

its series with The Citadel.

Safeties:.......................................Leon Burtnett

Tight Ends:..................................Scott Yielding

• The regular-season meeting is the TEAM INFORMATION

first between the two programs and

2011 Record:.................................................11-3

Montana’s first-ever visit to Boone.

Final National Ranking:........................ No. 3 Basic Offense:.......................................Multiple Basic Defense:................................................4-3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.........35/28

2011 Record:...................................................4-7

Basic Defense:............................................ 4-2-5

• Appalachian’s nine-consecutive

with 79 and 77 victories, respectively.

Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.........38/24

home wins over The Citadel have come

Offense:......................................................6/5

Defense:.....................................................2/9

five national championships (all since

Specialists:................................................1/2

1995), 10 FCS championship-game

Starters Returning/Lost:......................18/10

appearances and 40 FCS playoff berths.

In Missoula:................ Montana leads 2-0

Last Meeting:...............Montana 24, ASU 17 .

Dec. 12, 2009 (Missoula, Mont.)

Offense:........................ 9/3 (including TE )

Defense:.....................................................6/5

Specialists:................................................3/2

by an average score of 41-17. • Appalachian is 32-9 overall and 19-4 under head coach Moore in Southern Conference openers.

SERIES HISTORY

SERIES HISTORY

Boone since 1992.

tana are FCS’s winningest programs

In Boone:................................First meeting

Apps have not lost to the Bulldogs in

Final National Ranking:........................None Basic Offense:............................. Triple Option

• ASU and UM have combined for

straight over The Citadel at home. The

2011 SoCon Record (Finish):........ 2-6 (8th)

• Since 2005, Appalachian and Mon-

Starters Returning/Lost:........................ 9/16

Series Record:................. Montana leads 2-0

• The Mountaineers have won nine-

TEAM INFORMATION

Series Record:......................ASU leads 29-11 • Appalachian is 60-19-2 (.753) all-

In Boone:.............................ASU leads 17-3

• The Apps are 22-2 all-time when

time in home openers, including a 20-3

In Charleston:...................ASU leads 12-8

playing their SoCon opener at home,

Last Meeting:...........ASU 49, The Citadel 42

record under head coach Jerry Moore

.

and a 10-1 mark over the last 11 years.

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October 15, 2011 (Charleston, S.C.)

including 18-straight victories dating back to a loss to Furman in 1982.

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Cornerbacks:...............................Aric Williams

2011 Big Sky Record (Finish):.... 7-1 (t-1st)

2012 OPPONENTS

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2012 OPPONENTS

GAME 4 • SEPTEMBER 22 • CHATTANOOGA, TENN.

Chattanooga

HEAD COACH RUSS HUESMAN

SR. DEFENSIVE LINEMAN JOSH WILLIAMS GENERAL INFORMATION

Coastal Carolina

HEAD COACH JOE MOGLIA

TOP RETURNEES

PASSING CMP. ATT. INT. YDS. TD Graham Nichols 14 21 0 62 0

TOP RETURNEES

RUSHING Marquis Green J.J. Jackson

ATT. YDS. AVG. TD 120 530 4.4 3 70 234 3.3 3

PASSING CMP. ATT. INT. YDS. TD Aramis Hillary 148 226 5 1749 14 RUSHING ATT. YDS. AVG. TD Travis Small 92 432 4.7 4 60 318 5.3 0 Marcus Whitener

RECEIVING Marlon Anthony Shafaat Faysal

NO. YDS. AVG. TD 27 333 12.3 3 19 179 9.4 2

RECEIVING Matt Hazel Akeem Wesley

TACKLES UT AT TT SACKS INT Wes Dothard 57 41 98 2 1 D.J. Key 46 31 77 2 3

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NO. YDS. AVG. TD 32 488 15.2 6 19 223 11.7 2

TACKLES UT AT TT SACKS INT 31 18 49 0 2 Johnnie Houston Andrae Jacobs 35 11 46 2 0

SR. QUARTERBACK ARAMIS HILLARY

2012 SCHEDULE

GENERAL INFORMATION

Location:......................... Chattanooga , Tenn. September 1............................at South Florida Founded:.......................................................1886 September 8................... at Jacksonville State

Location:........................................ Conway, S.C. September 1..........North Carolina A&T Founded:.......................................................1954 September 8.......................................at Furman

Enrollment:.............................................11, 438 September 13...................Glenville State Nickname:....................................................Mocs September 22.. Appalachian State*

Enrollment:.................................................8,700 September 15............ Eastern Kentucky Nickname:......................................Chanticleers September 22...................................... at Toledo

Colors:............................Navy, Old Gold, Silver September 29........................... at The Citadel* Conference:.........................................Southern October 13........................................at Furman*

Colors:.......................... Teal, Bronze and Black September 29........at Appalachian State Conference:........................................Big South October 13.......................... Stony Brook*

Chancellor:............................Dr. Roger Brown October 20................................... SAMFORD* Director of Athletics:...................... Rick Hart October 27.............GEORGIA SOUTHERN*

President:...........................David A. DeCenzo. October 20................................................at VMI* Director of Athletics:....... Hunter Yurachek October 27........................................Liberty*

Stadium:......................................................Finley November 3....................at Western Carolina* Capacity:............................................. 20,668 November 10.................................. at Wofford*

Stadium:....................................................Brooks November 3........................at Gardner-Webb* Capacity:................................................9,102 November 10......................... at Presbyterian*

Playing Surface:.. Polyetheylene Field Turf November 17.......................................... ELON* Press Box Phone:............ (423) 757-9332

First Year of Football:..............................1904 2011 RESULTS All-Time Record:............................488-498-35 Sept. 3 at Nebraska.......................... L, 40-7

Postseason Appearances:......................One Sept. 10 Jacksonville St......... W, 38-17 Record:........................................................0-1 Sept. 17 at Eastern Ky.................... W, 23-14 Last Appearance:................................1984 Sept. 24 at Appalachian St.*....L, 14-12

Result:............. L, 37-10 at Arkansas State

(NCAA Division I-AA First Round) COACHING STAFF Head Coach.............................. Russ Huesman Alma Mater:.................... Chattanooga, 1983

Record at UTC:...................17-16 (3 Years)

Career Record:.................................... Same

Oct. 1

THE CITADEL*...................L, 28-17

Oct. 8

at Georgia Southern*.....L, 28-27

Oct. 15

W. CAROLINA*..................W, 51-7

Oct. 22

at Elon*.............................. W, 42-18

Oct. 29

FURMAN*............................. L, 14-7

Nov. 5

at Samford*........................W, 24-9

Nov. 19

WOFFORD*........................L, 28-27

Off. Coordinator:............ Marcus Satterfield

Playing Surface:..................Natural Grass November 17...Charleston Southern* Press Box Phone:............ (843) 234-3404

First Year of Football:..............................2003 2011 RESULTS All-Time Record:...................................... 63-39 Sept. 3 Furman........................... W, 30-23 Postseason Appearances:...................... Two Sept. 10 Catawba............................W, 20-3 Record:........................................................0-2 Sept. 17 at Georgia............................. L, 59-0 Last Appearance:................................2010 Sept. 24 at N.C. A&T....................... W, 31-14 Result:................. L, 17-10 vs. Western Illinois

(NCAA Division I First Round) COACHING STAFF Head Coach......................................Joe Moglia Alma Mater:............................ Fordham, 1971

Record at CCU:............................. First year

Career Record:.................................... Same

Off. Coordinator/QB:........Dave Patenaude

Tight Ends:..........................Wesley Satterfield

Linebackers:..............................Doug Colman

Offensive Line:............................... Alex Atkins Defensive Line:........................... Marcus West Running Backs:...................... Thomas Brown Wide Receivers:................................Will Healy Corners:...............................................B.J. Hogan

2011 Record:...................................................5-6

at Liberty*..........................L, 63-27

Oct. 22

Gardner-Webb*...........L, 26-24

Oct. 29

at Stony Brook*.................. L, 42-0

Nov. 5

PRESBYTERIAN*...............W, 15-8

Nov. 12

at Charleston So.*.......... W, 45-38

Nov. 19

at Western Carolina....... W, 45-21

Offensive Line.:................Patrick Covington MATCHUP NOTES • Appalachian State has won sevenstraight and 24 of the last 27 games in

Wide Receivers:........................... Renato Diaz

MATCHUP NOTES

Tight Ends/Offensive Tackles:.Nick Jones

• Appalachian State and Coastal Caro-

Defensive Line:......................Brandon Noble Running Backs:..............................Brock Olivo

its series with Chattanooga.

Defensive Backs:........................ Dyran Peake

• The last two games in the series

TEAM INFORMATION

Safeties:...............................Adam Braithwaite TEAM INFORMATION

Oct. 8 VMI*................................... W, 34-10 Oct. 15

Defensive Coordinator:....... Clayton Carlin

Defensive Coordinator:........... Adam Fuller Defensive Line:.......................Jimmy Lindsey

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have been nailbiters. In 2010, Appala-

lina are squaring off for the third time since CCU began its football program in 2003.

2011 Record:...................................................7-3

• Appalachian has dominated the first

2011 Big South Record (Finish):.....3-4 (t-3rd)

two meetings, routing the 17th-ranked

2011 SoCon Record (Finish):..... 3-5 (t-6th)

chian rallied from a 21-point fourth-

Final National Ranking:........................None

Chanticleers, 30-3, in 2005 and picking

Final National Ranking:........................None

quarter deficit to defeat UTC, 42-41.

Basic Offense:............................. Triple Option

Basic Offense:.......................................Multiple

Basic Defense:............................................4-2-5

up an easy 45-28 victory over No. 13

Last year, the Mountaineers trailed 12-0

Basic Defense:......................................Multiple Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.........45/20

on the final play of the third quarter

Starters Returning/Lost:........................ 17/8

but scored two defensive touchdowns

Offense:......................................................8/3

Defense:.....................................................8/3

Specialists:................................................1/2

Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.............N/A Starters Returning/Lost:........................ 22/6

Offense:................................................... 10/2

in the final 15 minutes to claim a 14-12

Defense:.....................................................8/3

victory.

Specialists:................................................4/1

Series Record:......................ASU leads 25-10

Chattanooga’s Finley Stadium, includ-

In Boone:...............................ASU leads 2-0

ing victories in the 2005, 2006 and

Postseason:..........................ASU leads 1-0

In Chattanooga:...............ASU leads 10-7

Last Meeting:.........................ASU 14, UTC 12 .

Sept. 24, 2011 (Boone, N.C.)

2007 NCAA Division I Football national championship games.

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onship. • The Mountaineers are 41-15-1 allSouth Conference.

• Appalachian has won six-straight at

In Boone:.............................ASU leads 15-3

2006 NCAA Division I Football Champi-

time versus current members of the Big SERIES HISTORY

SERIES HISTORY

Coastal in the opening round of the

Series Record:...........................ASU leads 2-0

Last Meeting:...................... ASU 45, CCU 28* .

Nov. 25, 2006 (Boone, N.C.) *NCAA Division I/AA Playoffs First Round

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• The Apps have won 15-straight over current members of the Big South with their last loss coming at the hands of Liberty, 25-19, on Nov. 22, 1997.

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HEAD COACH JASON SWEPSON

Elon

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:...............................................Elon, N.C. Founded:.......................................................1889 Enrollment:.................................................5,916 Nickname:.............................................. Phoenix Colors:................................... Maroon and Gold Conference:.........................................Southern Chancellor:.......................Dr. Leo M. Lambert Ath. Director:.................................. Dave Blank Stadium:.................................................. Rhodes Capacity:............................................. 11,250 Playing Surface:..................Natural Grass Press Box Phone:............ (336) 278-6788 First Year of Football:..............................1909 All-Time Record:............................482-398-18 Postseason Appearances:.................. Seven Record:..............................................................9-5 Last Appearance:................................2009 Result:...................... L, 16-13 at Richmond (NCAA Division I First Round)

PASSING CMP. ATT. INT. YDS. TD Thomas Wilson 279 411 21 3057 23 RUSHING ATT. YDS. AVG. TD Thomas Wilson 62 36 0.6 1 9 33 3.9 0 Aaron Mellette

TOP RETURNEES

PASSING CMP. ATT. INT. YDS. TD Ben Neil 9 14 0 89 1 RUSHING ATT. YDS. AVG. TD Fabian Truss 150 847 5.6 7 86 381 4.4 0 Jeremiaha Gates

NO. YDS. AVG. TD 113 1639 14.5 12 39 333 8.5 2

RECEIVING Kelsey Pope Riley Hawkins

TACKLES UT AT TT SACKS INT Blake Thompson 37 32 60 1 2 Ch. Wrightenberry 41 18 59 0 2

NO. YDS. AVG. TD 86 810 9.4 6 37 472 12.8 2

TACKLES UT AT TT SACKS INT 14 66 0 3 Alvin Hines II 52 Justin Shade 46 17 63 1 0

SR. RUNNING BACK FABIAN TRUSS

2012 SCHEDULE

GENERAL INFORMATION

September 1......................... at North Carolina

Location:............................... Birmingham, Ala. September 1.....................................Furman*

2012 SCHEDULE

September 8.............................N.C. Central

Founded:.......................................................1841 September 8........................West Alabama

September 15..........West Virginia State

Enrollment:.................................................4,715 September 15......................at Gardner-Webb

September 22..............at Georgia Southern*

Nickname:.............................................Bulldogs September 22................at Western Carolina*

September 29...............................Wofford*

Colors:............................................ Red and Blue September 29..............at Georgia Southern*

October 6.............. at Appalachian State*

Conference:.........................................Southern October 6.................................The Citadel*

October 20............ Western Carolina*

President:...........Dr. Andrew Westmoreland October 13..... Appalachian State *

October 27......................................Furman*

Director of Athletics:..........Martin Newton October 20............................. at Chattanooga*

November 3............................... at The Citadel*

Stadium:...................................................Seibert November 3..................................Wofford*

November 10................................ Samford*

Capacity:................................................6,700 November 10..........................................at Elon*

November 17........................ at Chattanooga*

Playing Surface:.....LSR Blade Synthetic November 17..................................at Kentucky

Press Box Phone:............ (205) 726-2143

2011 RESULTS

First Year of Football:..............................1906 2011 RESULTS

Sept. 3

All-Time Record:............................409-427-47 Sept. 3

at Vanderbilt......................L, 14-45

GA. SOUTHERN*..............L, 31-17

Sept. 10 Concord........................ W, 42-10

Postseason Appearances:.........................Six Sept. 10 Stillman...........................W, 48-6

Sept. 17 at N.C. Central................. W, 23-22

Record:..........................................................4-3-1 Sept. 24

Sept. 24 The Citadel*....... W, 18-15 (OT)

Last Appearance:................................1992 Oct. 1

Gardner-Webb........... W, 41-14

Oct. 1

Result:........................L, 56-21 at Delaware Oct. 8

at Furman*....................... W, 26-21

GA. SOUTHERN.*.............L, 14-41

at Wofford*........................L, 38-23

Oct. 8

at Western Carolina*..... W, 38-31

(1992 NCAA Division I-AA First Round) Oct. 15

Elon*................................ W, 43-31

Oct. 15

at Samford*.......................L, 31-43

Oct. 22

at Appalachian St.*....L, 35-17

Oct. 29

W. Carolina*............... W, 52-24

Oct. 22 Chattanooga*............L, 18-42

COACHING STAFF

Oct. 29

at Wofford*........................L, 28-48

Head Coach:................................... Pat Sullivan Nov. 5

Chattanooga*.............. L, 24-9

Nov. 12

at Furman*....................... W, 41-34

Alma Mater:......................... Auburn, 1972 Nov. 12

at The Citadel*................ W, 19-14

Nov. 19 Appalachian St.*....L, 24-28

Record at Samford:...25-30 (Five years) Nov. 19

at Auburn...........................L, 35-16

Career Record:............49-72-1 (11 years)

Asst. HC/Def Coordinator:.... Bill D’Ottavio Co-Off. Coordinator/OL:...Brandon Herring Co-Off. Coordinator/QB:...... Travis Trickett Wide Receivers:........................... Tim Bowens

MATCHUP NOTES

Running Backs:.........................James Joseph

• Appalachian has a 16-game winning

MATCHUP NOTES

Slot Receivers/TE:.................Trent McKnight

• Appalachian State looks to move

Linebackers:............................... Ross Newton

to 5-0 against its newest Southern

Def. Line/Special Teams:........ Rory Segrest

Conference rival since Samford joined

Defensive Backs:........................... Sam Shade

the league in 2008.

State Teachers College, the Elon Uni-

TEAM INFORMATION

• The Mountaineers are 5-1 all-time

versity Phoenix was the Elon College

2011 Record:...................................................6-5

against Samford, including a 3-0 mark

streak versus Elon, dating back to 1965. • When Elon last beat Appalachian in 1964, ASU was known as Appalachian

TEAM INFORMATION 2011 Record:...................................................5-6 2011 SoCon Record (Finish):..... 3-5 (t-6th) Final National Ranking:........................None Basic Offense:.......................................Multiple Basic Defense:................................................4-3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.........34/19 Starters Returning/Lost:........................ 17/8 Offense:......................................................7/4 Defense:.....................................................7/4 Specialists:................................................3/0 SERIES HISTORY Series Record:.....................ASU leads 30-9-1 In Boone:.........................ASU leads 14-4-1 In Elon:.................................ASU leads 16-5 Last Meeting:........................ ASU 28, Elon 24 Nov. 19, 2011 (Elon, N.C.)

2011 SoCon Record (Finish):........ 4-4 (5th)

Fighting Christians and both were

Final National Ranking:........................None

members of the Carolinas Conference.

Basic Offense:.......................................Multiple Basic Defense:................................................4-3

• In nine games since Elon joined

Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.........50/23

the Southern Conference in 2003, the

Starters Returning/Lost:........................ 16/8

Mountaineers have outscored the

Offense:......................................................8/3

Phoenix, 341-164 (avg. score of 38-18).

Defense:.....................................................6/5

Specialists:................................................2/0

• The Mountaineers have won

• Appalachian is the only Southern Conference team that the Bulldogs have not defeated in their first four seasons of league play. • With a 6,700-seat capacity, Samford’s cozy Seibert Stadium is barely

SERIES HISTORY

31-straight games versus in-state op-

Series Record:...........................ASU leads 5-1

ponents at home. ASU’s last home loss to an in-state foe was a 34-7 defeat at the hands of Western Carolina at then-

In Boone:...............................ASU leads 2-1

In Birmingham:..................ASU leads 3-0

Last Meeting:................ASU 35, Samford 17

Conrad Stadium on Oct. 6, 1984.

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in Birmingham.

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half as big as the league’s next-smallest venue, Elon’s Rhodes Stadium (11,250), and is the smallest stadium that Appalachian has visited in 23 seasons under head coach Jerry Moore.

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COACHING STAFF Head Coach:............................Jason Swepson Alma Mater:.......... Boston College, 1992 Record at Elon:.................. 5-6 (One year) Career Record:.................................... Same Offensive Coord./RB/QB:.... Chris Pincince Defensive Coordinator:............Ed Pinkham Special Teams Coord.:............Scott Browne Offensive Line:...............................Ron Mattes Wide Receivers:.....................Kevin Downing Tight Ends:...................................... Bobby Blick Defensive Line:...............................Jerrick Hall Linebackers:........Freddie Aughtry-Lindsay Defensive Backs:......................... Dan O’Brien Specialists:..................................... Mitch Rippy

Samford

HEAD COACH PAT SULLIVAN

TOP RETURNEES

RECEIVING Aaron Mellette Jeremy Peterson

SR. WIDE RECEIVER AARON MELLETTE

GAME 7 • OCTOBER 13 • BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

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GAME 6 • OCTOBER 6 • BOONE, N.C.


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2012 OPPONENTS

GAME 8 • OCTOBER 20 • BOONE, N.C.

Wofford

HEAD COACH MIKE AYERS

SR. RUNNING BACK ERIC BREITENSTEIN GENERAL INFORMATION

Western Carolina

HEAD COACH MARK SPEIR

TOP RETURNEES

PASSING CMP. ATT. INT. YDS. TD Mitch Allen 45 84 3 871 8

TOP RETURNEES

RUSHING Eric Breitenstein Mitch Allen

ATT. YDS. AVG. TD 267 1,639 6.1 22 153 681 4.5 4

PASSING ATT. CMP. INT. YDS. N/A RUSHING ATT. YDS. AVG. Shaun Warren 91 454 5.0 96 317 3.3 Michael Vaughn

RECEIVING Brenton Bersin Andrew Young

NO. YDS. AVG. TD 32 703 22.0 9 4 68 17.0 0

RECEIVING Deja Alexander Cary Green

TACKLES UT AT TT SACKS INT Mike Niam 35 30 65 0 1 Ameet Pall 38 22 60 12.5 0

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TD TD 5 2

NO. YDS. AVG. TD 35 459 13.1 1 29 345 11.9 3

TACKLES UT AT TT SACKS INT 50 65 115 3 1 Rock Williams Ace Clark 50 40 90 0 0

SR. LINEBACKER ROCK WILLIAMS

2012 SCHEDULE

GENERAL INFORMATION

Location:...............................Spartanburg, S.C. September 3............................. at Presbyterian Founded:.......................................................1854 September 10..................................at Clemson

Location:.................................. Cullowhee, N.C. AUGUST 30....................................... MARS HILL Founded:.......................................................1889 September 8......................................at Marshall

Enrollment:.................................................1,500 September 24............................... Samford* Nickname:................................................Terriers october 1......... APPALACHIAN State* Colors:................................ Old Gold and Black October 8................................... at The Citadel*

Enrollment:.................................................9,500 September 15................................. at Wofford* Nickname:......................................Catamounts SEPTember 22............................... SAMFORD*

Conference:.........................................Southern October 15.............................Virgina-Wise President:................. Dr. Benjamin B. Dunlap October 22........................................at Furman* Director of Athletics:....... Richard Johnson October 29............................................. Elon* Stadium:......................................................Gibbs November 5....................at Western Carolina*

Capacity:............................................. 13,000 November 12..........Georgia Southern* Playing Surface:..................Natural Grass November 19........................ at Chattanooga* Press Box Phone:............ (864) 597-4487

First Year of Football:..............................1889 2011 RESULTS All-Time Record:............................481-476-36 Sept. 4 at Ohio.................................L, 33-10 Postseason Appearances:.....................Nine Sept. 11 at Charleston So............. W, 34-23 Record:..............................................................5-9 Sept. 18 union............................... W, 48-10

Last Appearance:................................2011 Oct. 2 Result:..............L, 28-21 at Northern Iowa Oct. 9 (NCAA Division I First Round) Oct. 16

at Georgia Southern*... W, 33-31

Oct. 23

at Elon*.............................. W, 28-21

COACHING STAFF Head Coach:.....................................Mike Ayers

Alma Mater:......Georgetown (Ky.), 1974

Record at WC:.........162-111-1 (24 years)

Career Record:.......173-132-2 (27 years)

Offensive Coordinator/QB:......Wade Lang Defensive Coordinator:...........Nate Woody

Furman*......................... W, 38-17

Colors:......................................Purple and Gold September 29..................................at Furman* Conference:.........................................Southern OCTOBER 6................GEORGIA SOUTHERN* Chancellor:.....................Dr. David O. Belcher October 13......................................The Citadel* Director of Athletics:............... Randy Eaton October 20...............................................at Elon* Stadium:........................................E.J. Whitmire October 27...... Appalachian State* Capacity:............................................. 13,742 November 3...................... Chattanooga*

Oct. 30 the citadel*....................W, 35-0 Nov. 6

at Samford*........................W, 10-3

Nov. 13

at Appalachian St.*....L, 43-13

Nov. 20

ChattanoogA*.......... W, 45-14

Dec. 4

at Jacksonville State..... W, 17-14

DEC. 11

GA. SOUTHERN.................L, 23-20

Playing Surface:.. Desso Challenge Pro 2 November 17...................................at Alabama Press Box Phone:............ (828) 227-2116

First Year of Football:..............................1931 2011 RESULTS All-Time Record:............................309-442-23 Sept. 1 at Georgia Tech................L, 63-21

Postseason Appearances:...................... Two Sept. 10 Mars Hill....................... W, 52-31 Record:..............................................................3-2 Sept. 24 at Georgia Southern*.....L, 52-20 Last Appearance:................................1983 Oct. 1 Furman*...........................L, 47-21

Result:........... L, 43-7 vs. Southern Illinois

(NCAA Division I-AA Nat’l Championship)

W. CarolinA*............... W, 45-14

Running Backs:...................... Aaron Johnson

COACHING STAFF Head Coach...................................... Mark Speir Alma Mater:.............................Clemson, 1990

Record at WCU:............................ First year

Career Record:.................................... Same

Oct. 8

Elon*..................................L, 38-31

Oct. 15

at Chattanooga*................ L, 51-7

Oct. 22

The Citadel*......................... 35-7

Oct. 29

at Samford*.......................L, 52-24

Nov. 5

at Wofford*........................L, 52-24

Nov. 12

at Appalachian St.*....L, 46-14

Nov. 19

Coastal Carolina.....L, 45-21

Off. Coordinator/QB:.................. Brad Glenn Def. Coordinator/LB:............... Curtis Walker Defensive Line:....................................Mark Rhea

Safeties:............................................Shiel Wood

Running Backs:.......................... Arketa Banks

Corners:..................................... ShaDon Brown

MATCHUP NOTES

Wide Receivers:................................Trey Elder

MATCHUP NOTES

Outside Linebackers............. Nathan Fuqua

• Appalachian State has won four-

Offensive Line:.................................. John Holt

• This year’s meeting is the 77th all-

Wide Receivers:..................Freddie Brown III Offensive Line:................................... Eric Nash Tight Ends:............................ Peter Kalinowski

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straight home games over Wofford by an average score of 41-15.

Co-Tight Ends:......................................Pat Mills Co-Tight Ends:...................................Steve Sisa Defensive Backs:.........................Chris Collins

Defensive Line:...........................Jack Teachey TEAM INFORMATION 2011 Record:...................................................8-4 2011 SoCon Record (Finish):.... 6-2 (t-2nd) Final National Ranking:......................No. 13

the traveling trophy introduced to the

at Kidd Brewer Stadium have been

2011 Record:.................................................1-10

rivalry in 1976.

top-four matchups dominated by the Mountaineers. No. 2 Appalachian throt-

2011 SoCon Record (Finish):........ 0-8 (9th) Final National Ranking:........................None

• Appalachian has controlled the

Basic Offense:......................................... Spread

rivalry since its inception but has been

Basic Defense:................................Multiple 50

front of a national television audience

Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.........42/21

Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.........47/17

on ESPN2. In 2010, the third-ranked

Starters Returning/Lost:........................ 14/8

Starters Returning/Lost:........................ 17/8

Mountaineers routed the No. 4 Terriers

Offense:......................................................8/3

Defense:.....................................................6/5

Specialists:................................................3/2

Offense:......................................................7/4 Defense:.....................................................7/4

Specialists:................................................3/0

37th Battle for the Old Mountain Jug,

TEAM INFORMATION

tled No. 3 Wofford, 70-24, in 2008 in

State and Western Carolina and the

• The last two ASU-Wofford contests

Basic Offense:.................................. Wingbone

time between archrivals Appalachian

again, 43-13, in a de facto Southern Conference championship game.

Basic Defense:.........................4-2-5/ Multiple

especially dominant over the last quarter-century, winning 25 of the last 27 matchups. • The Apps hold a 29-7 edge in the series during the Old Mountain Jug era.

SERIES HISTORY SERIES HISTORY

• Since 2003 teams other than ASU or

Series Record:.................. ASU leads 57-18-1

Series Record:......................ASU leads 17-11

Wofford won the SoCon title just twice

In Boone:.............................ASU leads 15-3

In Boone:.............................ASU leads 12-2

In Cullowhee:....................ASU leads 27-9

In Spartanburg:......... Wofford leads 9-5

(Georgia Southern and Furman shared

In Asheville:.....................ASU leads 4-0-1

Last Meeting:.................Wofford 28, ASU 14 Oct. 1, 2011 (Spartanburg, S.C.)

the 2004 crown and GSU won the title outright in 2011).

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Last Meeting:....................... ASU 46, WCU 14 Nov. 12, 2011 (Boone, N.C.)

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• Adding intrigue to the rivaly in 2012, Western Carolina is now coached by former ASU assistant Mark Speir. Four Appalachian alums and/or former assistant coaches are on his WCU staff.

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2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL OPPONENT CAPSULES GAME 11 • NOVEMBER 10 • BOONE, N.C.

Georgia Southern

HEAD COACH JEFF MONKEN

PASSING CMP. ATT. INT. YDS. TD Jerrick McKinnon 3 6 0 37 1 RUSHING ATT. YDS. AVG. TD Dominique Swope 168 1023 6.1 7 136 937 6.9 5 Robert Brown RECEIVING Kentrellis Showers Johnathan Bryant

JR. DEFENSIVE TACKLE BRENT WILLIAMS GENERAL INFORMATION

Furman

HEAD COACH BRUCE FOWLER

TOP RETURNEES

TOP RETURNEES

PASSING CMP. ATT. INT. YDS. TD Dakota Derrick 8 17 0 104 1 RUSHING ATT. YDS. AVG. TD Jerodis Williams 199 1055 5.3 9 58 241 4.2 1 Hank McCloud RECEIVING Colin Anderson Ryan Culbreath

NO. YDS. AVG. TD 15 258 17.2 3 13 355 27.3 2

TACKLES UT AT TT SACKS INT 59 27 86 0 1 Deion Standley Josh Rowe 40 35 75 0 1

TACKLES UT AT TT SACKS INT 53 34 87 4 0 Mitch McGrath Greg Worthy 49 31 80 0 3

SR. LINEBACKER MITCH MCGRATH

2012 SCHEDULE

NO. YDS. AVG. TD 40 696 17.4 8 18 265 14.7 2

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Location:................................... Statesboro, Ga. September 1...........................Jacksonville Founded:.......................................................1906 September 8.............................. at The Citadel*

Location:....................................Greenville, S.C. September 1....................................at Samford*

Enrollment:.............................................. 20,212 September 22......................................... Elon* Nickname:..................................................Eagles September 29............................... Samford*

Enrollment:.................................................2,700 September 15..................................at Clemson

Colors:........................................ Blue and White October 6........................at Western Carolina* Conference:.........................................Southern October 13...................................Wofford*

Colors:....................................Purple and White September 29......... Western Carolina*

President:.............................Dr. Brooks A. Keel October 20........................................at Furman* Director of Athletics:................... Sam Baker October 27............................. at Chattanooga*

Chancellor:......................................Rod Smolla October 13....................... Chattanooga*

Stadium:..................................................Paulson November 3..... Appalachian State* Capacity:............................................. 18,000 November 10....................................Howard

Stadium:...................................................Paladin October 27............................................. Elon*

Capacity:............................................. 16,000 November 10........ at Appalachian State*

Playing Surface:..................Natural Grass November 17...........................The Citadel*

Press Box Phone:............ (864) 294-3066

Playing Surface:..................Natural Grass Nov. 17..................................................at Georgia Press Box Phone:............ (912) 681-3896

First Year of Football:..............................1924 2011 RESULTS All-Time Record:............................. 277-106-1 Sept. 3 at Samford*..................... W, 31-17 Postseason Appearances:..........................18 Sept. 10 Tusculum...................... W, 62-21 Record:................................................... 43-12 Sept. 24 Western Carolina*.W, 52-20 Last Appearance:................................2011 Oct. 1 at Elon*.............................. W, 41-14

Result:.......L, 33-7 at North Dakota State

(NCAA Division I Semifinals) COACHING STAFF Head Coach...................................Jeff Monken Alma Mater:................................Millikin, 1989

Record at GSU:...............21-8 (Two years)

Career Record:.................................... Same

Off. Coordinator/OL.......................Brent Davis Def. Coordinator/Safeties............. Jack Curtis

Oct. 8

at Chattanooga*............ W, 28-27

Oct. 15

Furman*......................... W, 50-20

Record:......................................................... 17-14 Sept 24

Presbyterian.............. W, 63-21

Last Appearance:................................2006 Oct. 1

at Western Carolina*..... W, 47-21

Result:............. L, 31-14 at Montana State Oct. 8

Samford*........................L, 26-21

(NCAA Division I First Round) Oct. 15

at Georgia Southern*.....L, 50-20 Wofford*...................... W, 26-21 Appalachian St.*.... W, 20-10

Nov. 5

The Citadel*................. W, 31-10

Head Coach:.................................Bruce Fowler Nov. 5

Nov. 12

at Alabama.........................L, 45-21

Alma Mater:.........................Furman, 1981 Nov. 12

Elon*..................................L, 41-34

Dec. 3

Old Dominion............ W, 55-48

Record at Furman:......... 6-5 (Two years) Nov. 19

at Florida.............................L, 54-32

Dec. 10

Maine............................... W, 35-23

Career Record:.................................... Same

Dec. 17

at North Dakota State...... L, 35-7

Special Teams Coord./CB:.....Antonio Goss Offensive Coord./WR/TE:.........Jimmy Kiser Defensive Line:.......................Jimmy Lindsey Running Backs:...................Norval McKenzie Safeties:....................................Mark Moehring Punters/Kickers:................................Bob Price

edented three-straight games in the

MATCHUP NOTES • Appalachian State has won nine of the last 11 meetings versus longtime

series, the home squad has held serve

Assistant Head Coach/QB:...... Tim Sorrells

rival Furman.

each of the last three installments of

Defensive Coord./LB:.......... John Windham

the Appalachian State-Georgia South-

• Appalachian has won eight-straight

ern rivalry.

Final National Ranking:........................ No. 4

upset on the road in the last two

TEAM INFORMATION

over Furman at Kidd Brewer Stadium,

2011 Record:...................................................6-5

dating back to 1998. Most members of

2011 SoCon Record (Finish):........ 5-4 (4th) Final National Ranking:........................None Basic Offense:.......................................Multiple

matchups, with No. 1 Appalachian

Basic Defense:................................................4-3

dropping a 21-14 overtime decision in

Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.........37/20

2010 in Statesboro, Ga. and No. 1 Geor-

the Mountaineers had not yet started elementary school the last time the Mountaineers lost to Furman in Boone on Oct. 12, 1996, a 20-14 defeat.

Starters Returning/Lost:........................ 15/9

Offense:......................................................8/3

gia Southern falling to the fifth-ranked

Offense:......................................................6/5

• The Mountaineers had a record

Defense:.....................................................7/4

Mountaineers, 24-17, last season in

Defense:.....................................................8/3

six-game winning streak against Fur-

Specialists:................................................1/4

Boone.

Specialists:................................................1/1

man snapped with a 20-10 defeat last

• Not including Appalachian’s 52-16

SERIES HISTORY

season in Greenville, S.C. SERIES HISTORY Series Record:.................. ASU leads 14-12-1

In Boone:.........................ASU leads 10-4-1

In Statesboro:.....................GSU leads 8-4

Last Meeting:....................... ASU 24, GSU 17 .

Oct. 29, 2011 (Boone, N.C.)

Series Record:...........Furman leads 22-17-3

win, five of the last six ASU-GSU matchups (2006-08, 2010-11) have been decided by a total of just 25 points,

In Boone:.........................ASU leads 11-8-2

In Greenville:..........Furman leads 14-6-1

Last Meeting:..................Furman 20, ASU 10

including two overtime tilts.

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Nov. 5, 2011 (Greenville, S.C.)

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• Despite Appalachian’s recent dominance in the series, Furman remains the only SoCon opponent that ASU has a sub-.500 record against (17-22-3).

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Offensive Line:..........................Scott Smouse

• The nation’s No. 1 team has been

Starters Returning/Lost:......................16/11

at The Citadel*...................W, 16-6

at Chattanooga*...............W, 14-7

2011 SoCon Record (Finish):......... 7-1 (1st)

Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.........56/24

at Coastal Carolina..........L, 30-23

Postseason Appearances:..........................15 Sept. 10

Oct. 22

2011 Record:.................................................11-3

Basic Defense:................................................4-3

All-Time Record:............................573-432-38 Sept. 3

Oct. 29

• After the road team won an unprec-

Basic Offense:............................. Triple Option

First Year of Football:..............................1889 2011 RESULTS

COACHING STAFF

Corners............................... Orlando Mitjans, Jr.

TEAM INFORMATION

Director of Athletics:............. Dr. Gary Clark October 20.............Georgia Southern*

Presbyterian.............. W, 48-14

MATCHUP NOTES

Asst. Head Coach/QB....................Mitch Ware

Conference:.........................................Southern October 6......................................... at Wofford*

at Appalachian St.*....L, 24-17

Wide Receivers........................... Brett Gilliland

Running Backs...................... Lamont Steward

Nickname:..............................................Paladins September 22.......................... at Presbyterian

Oct. 22

Linebackers...................................Kevin Corless

Special Teams/DL...................... John Scott, Jr.

Founded:.......................................................1826 September 8............... Coastal Carolina

Oct. 29

Defensive Line..............................Victor Cabral

Tight Ends....................................Sean Saturino

2012 OPPONENTS

GAME 10 • NOVEMBER 3 • STATESBORO, GA.


2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL 2012 OPPONENTS

ALL-TIME SERIES vs. 2012 OPPONENTS

Year 1932 1933 1934 1935 1938 1939 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 2009

East Carolina

Montana

31st MEETING • APPALACHIAN LEADS 19-11

THIRD MEETING • MONTANA LEADS 2-0

Date Dec. 1 Nov. 18 Oct. 18 Nov. 25 Nov. 19 Nov. 24 Nov. 6 Nov. 5 Oct. 28 Nov. 3 Oct. 25 Oct. 24 Oct. 23 Oct. 15 Oct. 20 Nov. 2 Nov. 1 Oct. 31 Oct. 29 Oct. 28 Oct. 27 Sept. 23 Nov. 17 Oct. 19 Sept. 13 Nov. 20 Nov. 5 Nov. 4 Nov. 3 Sept. 5

Site Greenville, N.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Boone, N.C. Hickory, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, N.C.

Score W, 21-0 W, 14-0 W, 26-0 W, 14-7 W, 18-6 W, 64-0 W, 47-0 W, 35-18 W, 20-0 W, 24-20 L, 19-22 L, 7-40 W, 13-7 L, 0-13 W, 22-19 W, 7-6 W, 15-0 W, 28-0 W, 21-17 W, 16-14 L, 16-29 L, 7-35 L, 14-49 W, 23-21 W, 41-25 L, 7-35 L, 14-45 L, 8-33 L, 21-38 L, 24-29

ASU Coach C.B. Johnson, 1-0 Eugene Garbee Eugene Garbee, 2-0 Kidd Brewer Kidd Brewer, 2-0 Flucie Stewart, 1-0 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, 4-3 Bob Broome Bob Broome Bob Broome, 3-0 Bob Breitenstein, 1-0 Jim Duncan Jim Duncan Jim Duncan, 2-1 Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield Jim Brakefield, 2-6 Jerry Moore, 0-1

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SERIES INFORMATION Most Appalachian Points:.................................................................................. 64, 1939 Most East Carolina Points:................................................................................. 49, 1973 Fewest Appalachian Points:.............................................................................. 0, 1955 Fewest East Carolina Points:............................................................................. 0, eight times Largest Appalachian Margin of Victory:..................................................... 64 (64-0), 1939 Largest East Carolina Margin of Victory:.................................................... 35 (49-14), 1973 Longest Appalachian Winning Streak:........................................................ 10 (1932-1951) Longest East Carolina Winning Streak:....................................................... 5 (1976-present) Appalachian vs. East Carolina in Boone:.................................................... 8-3 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 2-2 Appalachian vs. East Carolina in Greenville:............................................ 10-8 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium:................................................................... 0-5 Appalachian vs. East Carolina in HIckory:.................................................. 1-0

Jerry Harmon booted a 47-yard field goal with 32 seconds remaining to give ASU a 23-21 victory over East Carolina on Oct. 19, 1974 in perhaps the most dramatic of the 30 all-time meetings between the former North State and Southern Conference rivals.

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Year 2000 2009

Date Dec. 9 Dec. 12

Site Missoula, Mont. Missoula, Mont.

Score L, 16-19 (OT)* L, 17-24*

ASU Coach Jerry Moore Jerry Moore, 0-2

SERIES INFORMATION Most Appalachian Points:.................................................................................. 17, 2009 Most Montana Points:.......................................................................................... 24, 2009 Fewest Appalachian Points:.............................................................................. 16, 2000 Fewest Montana Points:..................................................................................... 19, 2000 Largest Appalachian Margin of Victory:..................................................... N/A Largest Montana Margin of Victory:............................................................. 7 (24-17), 2009 Longest Appalachian Winning Streak:........................................................ N/A Longest Montana Winning Streak:................................................................ 2 (2000-pres.) Appalachian vs. Montana in Boone:............................................................. N/A at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... N/A Appalachian vs. Montana in Missoula:........................................................ 0-2 at Washington-Grizzly Stadium:........................................................ 0-2

The Citadel 41st MEETING • APPALACHIAN LEADS 29-11 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 2010 2011

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 Oct. 16 Oct. 15

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. 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) W, 39-10 W, 49-42

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 Jerry Moore Jerry Moore, 18-5

SERIES INFORMATION Most Appalachian Points:.................................................................................. 61, 2000 Most Citadel Points:.............................................................................................. 42, 2011 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:........................................................ 17-3 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 17-3 Appalachian vs. The Citadel in Charleston:............................................... 12-8 at Johnson Hagood Stadium:.............................................................. 12-8

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Elon

36th MEETING • APPALACHIAN LEADS 25-10

41st MEETING • APPALACHIAN LEADS 30-9-1

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 Sept. 4 Sept. 24

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. 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 W, 42-41 W, 14-12

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 Jerry Moore Jerry Moore, 21-2

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 2010 2011

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:.................................................... 15-3 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 15-3 Appalachian vs. Chattanooga in Chattanooga:...................................... 10-7 at Finley Stadium:...................................................................................... 5-2 Appalachian vs. all opponents at Finley Stadium:................................. 8-2

THIRD MEETING • APPALACHIAN LEADS 2-0 Site Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C.

Score W, 30-3 W, 45-28

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 W, 34-31 W, 28-24

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 Jerry Moore Jerry Moore, 9-0

ASU Coach Jerry Moore Jerry Moore, 2-0

SERIES INFORMATION Most Appalachian Points:.................................................................................. 45, 2006 Most Coastal Carolina Points:.......................................................................... 28, 2006 Fewest Appalachian Points:.............................................................................. 30, 2005 Fewest Coastal Carolina Points:...................................................................... 3, 2005 Largest Appalachian Margin of Victory:..................................................... 27 (30-3), 2005 Largest Coastal Carolina Margin of Victory:............................................. N/A Longest Appalachian Winning Streak:........................................................ 2 (2005-pres.) Longest Coastal Carolina Winning Streak:................................................ N/A Appalachian vs. Coastal Carolina in Boone:.............................................. 2-0 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 2-0 Appalachian vs. Coastal Carolina in Conway:........................................... N/A at Brooks Stadium:................................................................................... N/A

Appalachian has dominated Elon for nearly half a century with 16-straight wins in the series dating back to 1965.

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Date Sept. 17 Nov. 25

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. Boone, N.C. Elon, N.C.

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:........................................................ 16 (1965-Pres.) Longest Elon Winning Streak:.......................................................................... 2 (Four times) Appalachian vs. Elon in Boone:....................................................................... 14-4-1 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 8-1 Appalachian vs. Elon in Elon:........................................................................... 16-5 at Rhodes Stadium:................................................................................... 5-0

Coastal Carolina Year 2005 2006

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 Oct. 9 Nov. 19

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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 2010 2011

Chattanooga


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Year 1969 1970 2008 2009 2010 2011

Samford

Western Carolina

7th MEETING • APPALACHIAN LEADS 5-1

77th MEETING • APPALACHIAN LEADS 57-18-1

Date Nov. 15 Nov. 7 Oct. 11 Sept. 26 Sept. 25 Oct. 22

Site Birmingham, Ala. Boone, N.C. Birmingham, Ala. Boone, N.C. Birmingham, Ala. Boone, N.C.

Score W, 49-36 L, 35-42 W, 35-24 W, 20-7 W, 35-17 W, 35-17

ASU Coach Carl Messere Carl Messere, 1-1 Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore, 4-0

SERIES INFORMATION Most Appalachian Points:.................................................................................. 49, 1969 Most Samford Points:........................................................................................... 42, 1970 Fewest Appalachian Points:.............................................................................. 20, 2009 Fewest Samford Points:...................................................................................... 7, 2009 Largest Appalachian Margin of Victory:..................................................... 18, two times Largest Samford Margin of Victory:.............................................................. 7 (42-35), 1970 Longest Appalachian Winning Streak:........................................................ 4 (2008-pres.) Longest Samford Winning Streak:................................................................. 1 (1970) Appalachian vs. Samford in Boone:.............................................................. 2-1 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 2-1 Appalachian vs. Samford in Birmingham:................................................. 3-0 at Seibert Stadium:................................................................................... 3-0

Wofford 29th MEETING • APPALACHIAN LEADS 17-11

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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 2010 2011

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 Nov. 13 Oct. 1

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. Boone, N.C. Spartanburg, S.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 W, 43-13 L, 14-28

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, Jerry Moore Jerry Moore, 11-4

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:............................................................... 12-2 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 12-2 Appalachian vs. Wofford in Spartanburg:.................................................. 5-9 at Gibbs Stadium:...................................................................................... 5-3

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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 2010 2011

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 Oct. 23 Nov. 12

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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 Cullowhee, N.C. W, 37-14 Boone, N.C. W, 46-14

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 Jerry Moore Jerry Moore, 21-2

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Georgia Southern 28th MEETING • APPALACHIAN LEADS 14-12-1 Year 1932 1934 1935 1936 1939 1987 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

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 Nov. 6 Oct. 29

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. Statesboro, Ga. Boone, N.C.

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 L, 14-21 (OT) W, 24-17

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 Jerry Moore Jerry Moore, 10-10

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.

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43rd MEETING • APPALACHIAN TRAILS 17-22-3 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 2010 2011

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 Oct. 30 Nov. 5

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. 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 W, 37-26 L, 10-20

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 Jerry Moore Jerry Moore, 14-10

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:........................................................ 6 (2005-10) Longest Furman Winning Streak:................................................................... 7 (1977-83) Appalachian vs. Furman in Boone:................................................................ 11-8-2 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 11-8-2 Appalachian vs. Furman in Greenville:........................................................ 6-14-1 at Paladin Stadium:.................................................................................. 6-10

Richie Williams completed 28-consecutive passes and 40-of-45 overall, both of which still stand as NCAA all-divisions records, to lead Appalachian to a 30-29 triumph over No. 2 Furman on Oct. 9, 2004 at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

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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:.......................................... 10-4-1 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 8-3 Appalachian vs. Georgia Southern in Statesboro:................................. 4-8 at Paulson Stadium:................................................................................. 3-7

Furman

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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:............................................ 28-9 at Conrad/Kidd Brewer Stadium:....................................................... 18-7 Appalachian vs. Western Carolina in Cullowhee:................................... 15-9 at E.J. Whitmire Stadium:....................................................................... 12-6 Appalachian vs. Western Carolina in Asheville:...................................... 4-0-1 ASU vs. WCU — Old Mountain Jug era (1976-pres.):............................ 29-7


2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL 2012 OPPONENTS

SERIES RECORDS vs. ALL OPPONENTS First Meeting

Last Meeting

Arkansas-Monticello

Opponent

1-0

1-0

67-0, Sept. 27, 1941

67-0, Sept. 27, 1941

Home

Road Neutral PostSeason

34-7, Nov. 11, 1950

Atlantic Christian

5-0

2-0

3-0

61-12, Oct. 18, 1930

Atlantic (Va.)

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

Bluefield State (W.Va.)

1-0

1-0

49-0, Oct. 23, 1971

49-0, Oct. 23, 1971

Boiling Springs

2-0

2-0

6-0, Nov. 23, 1929

27-0, Nov. 27, 1930

14-17, Dec. 3, 1994

14-17, Dec. 3, 1994

Boise State

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

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

25-10

15-3

10-7

7-14, Sept. 17, 1977

14-12, Sept. 24, 2011

The Citadel

29-11

17-3

12-8

21-28, Sept. 16, 1972

49-42, Oct. 15, 2011

0-4

7-40, Sept. 1, 1984

12-23, Sept. 6, 1997

30-3, Sept. 17, 2005

45-28, Nov. 25, 2006

Charleston (W.Va.)

8-8

1-0 4-1-1

1-0

Clemson

0-4

Coastal Carolina

2-0

2-0

Concord (W. Va.)

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

Davidson 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

8-3

5-0

3-3

0-1

14-28, Nov. 13, 1971

24-16, Sept. 3, 2005

Eastern Washington

1-0

1-0

38-35, Dec. 1, 2007

38-35, Dec. 1, 2007

Edinboro (Pa.)

1-0

Elon

30-9-1

1-0

35-10, Oct. 2, 1971

19-11

Eastern Kentucky

10-8

1-0

32-14-1

East Tennessee State

1-0 14-4-1

41-0, Sept. 20, 1969

2-1-1

7-13, Sept. 22, 1933

20-0, Nov. 3, 1951

Florida

0-1

0-1

10-48, Nov. 20, 2010

10-48, Nov. 20, 2010

Florida A&M

0-1

0-1

0-1

29-44, Nov. 27, 1999

29-44, Nov. 27, 1999

1-0

0-0, Sept. 11, 1971

10-20, Nov. 5, 2011

Georgia Southern

11-8-2 4-0

14-12-1

10-4-1

6-14-1

0-1

19-0, Nov. 8, 1947

14-6

5-0

0-1

28-24, Nov. 19, 2011

2-1-1

17-22-3

9-0

44-7, Sept. 9, 1995

31-0, Oct. 23, 1937

Emory & Henry

Furman

5-5

16-5

44-7, Sept. 9, 1995

Erskine

Gardner-Webb

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Overall

1-0

21-17, Oct. 15, 1983

45-7, Oct. 6, 2007

4-8

0-33, Nov. 25, 1932

24-17, Oct. 29, 2011

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

2-0

2-0

56-7, Sept. 6, 2008

45-14, Sept. 11, 2010

7-2

James Madison

12-4

34-6, Sept. 6, 1980

32-35, Sept. 20, 2008

Kansas

0-1

5-2

0-1

2-0

8-36, Sept. 10, 2005

8-36, Sept. 10, 2005

King (Tenn.)

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 (Va.)

0-1

Lees-McRae

1-0

Lenoir-Rhyne

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 (Tenn.)

1-0

LSU

0-2

Maine

0-1

0-1

Mars Hill

1-0

1-0

Marshall

14-8

8-3

Maryville (Tenn.)

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

1-1-1

Massachusetts

1-0

McNeese State

0-1

Michigan

1-0

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0-1

1-0

1-0

0-1 1-0

80

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

34-32, Sept. 1, 2007

34-32, Sept. 1, 2007

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2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL SERIES RECORDS vs. ALL OPPONENTS Opponent

Home

1-2

1-0

0-2

Milligan (Tenn.)

3-4

1-2

Mississippi College

1-0

Montana

0-2

Montana State

1-0

Moravian (Pa.)

1-0

Morehead State

1-0

1-0

First Meeting

Last Meeting

18-7, Sept. 14, 1974

10-35, Nov. 28, 1992

2-2

13-0, Sept. 29, 1933

27-0, Nov. 15, 1947

1-0

31-23, Nov. 9, 1991

31-23, Nov. 9, 1991

0-2

16-19 (OT), Dec. 9, 2000

17-24, Dec. 12, 2009

1-0

38-17, Dec. 2, 2006

38-17, Dec. 2, 2006

1-0

20-0, Dec. 3, 1938

20-0, Dec. 3, 1938

24-21, Sept. 20, 2003

24-21, Sept. 20, 2003

0-1

Morganton

0-1

0-1

Mt. Park Navy Apprentice (Va.) New Hampshire

Neutral

0-2

1-0

Mountain City

Newberry

Road

1-0

PostSeason 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

Newport News

1-0

1-0

Nicholls State

0-1

0-1

North Alabama

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

5-1

4-0

1-1

55-9, Nov. 22, 1986

58-6, Sept. 10, 2011

North Carolina Central

2-0

2-0

55-21, Oct. 10, 2009

44-16, Sept. 18, 2010 10-23, Sept. 2, 2006

0-1

46-7, Sept. 7, 1955

46-7, Sept. 7, 1955

26-28, Nov. 29, 1986

26-28, Nov. 29, 1986

North Carolina State

0-6

0-6

0-31, Sept. 24, 1932

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

1-0

0-3

1-0

21-16, Dec. 16, 2005

21-16, Dec. 16, 2005

0-1

20-33, Nov. 2, 1963

35-40, Sept. 25, 2004

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

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

5-1

2-1

3-0

49-36, Nov. 15, 1969

35-17, Oct. 22, 2011

Savannah State

1-0

1-0

41-6, Sept. 17, 2011

41-6, Sept. 17, 2011

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

Rutherford

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

13-6, Sept. 13, 1940

9-7, Nov. 24, 1962

45-31, Nov. 28, 1998

45-31, Nov. 28, 1998

2-1

2-0

0-1

14-24, Oct. 5, 1974

16-3, Sept. 7, 1996

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

Villanova

0-1

0-1

VMI

19-4-2

9-2-1

1-0 0-1

13-0, Oct. 4, 1930

67-0, Nov. 5, 1938

24-42, Dec. 11, 2010

24-42, Dec. 11, 2010

10-2-1

31-12, Sept. 18, 1976

54-13, Nov. 9, 2002

Virginia Tech

0-4

0-4

32-41, Sept. 15, 1979

13-66, Sept. 3, 2011

Wake Forest

7-13-1

7-13-1

19-17OT, Sept. 20, 1975

10-20, Sept. 8, 2001

West Chester State (Pa.)

0-1

0-1

0-1

2-7, Nov. 20, 1948

2-7, Nov. 20, 1948

West Liberty (W. Va.)

1-1

0-1

0-1

14-13, Oct. 25, 1930

26-28, Nov. 25, 1950

West Virginia Tech

1-0-1

Western Carolina

57-18-1

1-0

1-0-1 28-9

25-9

4-0-1

14-14, Nov. 12, 1932

64-14, Nov. 17, 2001

20-0, Nov. 5, 1932

46-14, Nov. 12, 2011

Western Illinois

1-0

1-0

1-0

42-14, Dec. 4, 2010

42-14, Dec. 4, 2010

Western Kentucky

4-1

1-1

1-0

7-6, Sept. 9, 1972

17-14, Dec. 2, 2000

Wilkesboro

1-0

1-0

William & Mary

1-2

1-1

0-1

17-11

12-2

Wofford Wyoming

0-1

Youngstown State

1-0

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3-0

6-0, Oct. 6, 1928

6-0, Oct. 6, 1928

22-23, Nov. 6, 1976

40-27, Dec. 1, 2001

5-9

14-23, Nov. 12, 1960

14-28, Oct. 1, 2011

0-1

7-53, Sept. 4, 2004

7-53, Sept. 4, 2004

49-24, Dec. 9, 2006

49-24, Dec. 9, 2006

1-0

81

1-0

1-0

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2012 OPPONENTS

Overall

Middle Tennessee State


2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL 2012 OPPONENTS

SERIES RECORDS vs. DIVISION I CONFERENCES FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SUBDIVISION (FCS) BIG SKY (3-2) Cal Poly...............................................................0-0 Eastern Washington......................................1-0 Idaho State........................................................0-0 Montana............................................................0-2 Montana State.................................................1-0 Northern Arizona............................................1-0 Northern Colorado.........................................0-0 North Dakota...................................................0-0 Portland State..................................................0-0 Sacramento State...........................................0-0 Southern Utah.................................................0-0 UC Davis.............................................................0-0 Weber State......................................................0-0 Totals....................................................3-2 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 COLONIAL (20-12) Delaware............................................................1-0 James Madison..............................................12-4 Maine..................................................................0-2 New Hampshire..............................................1-0 Old Dominion..................................................0-0 Richmond..........................................................5-3 Rhode Island....................................................0-0 Towson...............................................................0-0 Villanova............................................................0-1 William & Mary................................................1-2 Totals............................................... 20-12

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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 (11-2) 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........................................5-1 North Carolina Central..................................2-0 Savannah State................................................1-0 South Carolina State......................................3-0 Totals................................................. 11-2 MISSOURI VALLEY (4-0) Illinois State......................................................0-0 Indiana State....................................................0-0 Missouri State..................................................0-0 North Dakota State........................................0-0 Northern Iowa.................................................1-0 South Dakota...................................................0-0 South Dakota State........................................0-0 Southern Illinois..............................................1-0 Western Illinois................................................1-0 Youngstown State..........................................1-0 Totals....................................................4-0

NORTHEAST (0-0) Albany................................................................0-0 Bryant.................................................................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 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 (8-0-1) Butler..................................................................0-0 Campbell...........................................................0-0 Davidson........................................................5-0-1 Dayton................................................................0-0 Drake...................................................................0-0 Jacksonville.......................................................2-0 Marist..................................................................0-0 Morehead State...............................................1-0 San Diego..........................................................0-0 Valparaiso..........................................................0-0 Totals................................................ 8-0-1 SOUTHLAND (0-7) 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 Totals....................................................0-7 SOUTHWESTERN (0-0) Alabama A&M..................................................0-0 Alabama State.................................................0-0 Alcorn State......................................................0-0 Arkansas-Pine Bluff........................................0-0 Grambling State..............................................0-0 Jackson State...................................................0-0 Mississippi Valley State.................................0-0 Prairie View A&M............................................0-0 Southern............................................................0-0 Texas Southern................................................0-0 Totals....................................................0-0 INDEPENDENT (0-0) Georgia State...................................................0-0

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FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION (FBS) ATLANTIC COAST (7-28-1) 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.....................................................0-4 Wake Forest................................................7-13-1 Totals.............................................. 7-28-1 BIG 12 (0-1) Iowa State..........................................................0-0 Kansas.................................................................0-1 Kansas State.....................................................0-0 Baylor..................................................................0-0 Oklahoma..........................................................0-0 Oklahoma State..............................................0-0 Texas....................................................................0-0 TCU......................................................................0-0 Texas Tech.........................................................0-0 West Virginia.....................................................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 Temple................................................................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 Nebraska............................................................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 Carolina................................................ 19-11 Houston.............................................................0-0 Marshall...........................................................14-8 Memphis............................................................0-0 Rice......................................................................0-0 SMU.....................................................................0-0 Southern Miss..................................................0-1 Tulsa....................................................................0-0 Tulane.................................................................0-0 UAB......................................................................0-0 UCF......................................................................0-0 UTEP....................................................................0-0 Totals............................................... 33-20 MID-AMERICAN (1-2) Akron..................................................................0-0 Ball State............................................................0-2 Bowling Green.................................................0-0 Buffalo................................................................0-0 Central Michigan............................................0-0 Eastern Michigan............................................0-0 Kent State..........................................................0-0 Massachusetts.................................................1-0 Miami (Ohio)....................................................0-0 Northern Illinois..............................................0-0 Ohio.....................................................................0-0 Toledo.................................................................0-0 Western Michigan..........................................0-0 Totals....................................................1-2

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MOUNTAIN WEST (0-2) Air Force.............................................................0-0 Boise State........................................................0-1 Colorado State.................................................0-0 Fresno State......................................................0-0 Hawaii.................................................................0-1 New Mexico......................................................0-0 Nevada...............................................................0-0 San Diego State...............................................0-0 UNLV....................................................................0-0 Wyoming...........................................................0-1 Totals....................................................0-3 PACIFIC 12 (0-0) Arizona...............................................................0-0 Arizona State....................................................0-0 California...........................................................0-0 Colorado............................................................0-0 Oregon...............................................................0-0 Oregon State....................................................0-0 Stanford.............................................................0-0 UCLA...................................................................0-0 USC......................................................................0-0 Utah.....................................................................0-0 Washington......................................................0-0 Washington State...........................................0-0 Totals....................................................0-0 SOUTHEASTERN (1-12) Alabama.............................................................0-0 Arkansas............................................................0-0 Auburn...............................................................0-1 Florida.................................................................0-1 Georgia...............................................................0-0 Kentucky............................................................0-0 Missouri..............................................................0-0 LSU.......................................................................0-2 Mississippi.........................................................0-0 Mississippi State..............................................0-0 South Carolina.................................................1-8 Tennessee..........................................................0-0 Texas A&M.........................................................0-0 Vanderbilt..........................................................0-0 Totals................................................. 1-12 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 South Alabama................................................0-0 Troy State...........................................................1-2 Western Kentucky..........................................4-1 Totals....................................................6-5 WESTERN ATHLETIC (1-0) Idaho...................................................................0-0 Louisiana Tech.................................................0-0 New Mexico State...........................................0-0 San Jose State..................................................0-0 Texas State........................................................1-0 UT-San Antonio...............................................0-0 Utah State.........................................................0-0 Totals....................................................1-0 INDEPENDENT (0-0) Army....................................................................0-0 Brigham Young................................................0-0 Navy....................................................................0-0 Notre Dame......................................................0-0 Totals....................................................0-0

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2011 in Review


2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL

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2011 IN REVIEW

2011 STATISTICS TEAM STATISTICS Appalachian Opponents SCORING 344 286 Points Per Game 28.7 23.8 FIRST DOWNS 248 211 Rushing 105 99 Passing 133 104 Penalty 10 8 1870 1793 RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing 2164 2090 Yards lost rushing 294 297 Rushing Attempts 464 455 Average Per Rush 4.0 3.9 155.8 149.4 Average Per Game TDs Rushing 23 19 PASSING YARDAGE 2813 2447 Comp-Att-Int 232-381-12 182-323-17 Average Per Pass 7.4 7.6 12.1 13.4 Average Per Catch Average Per Game 234.4 203.9 19 17 TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE 4683 4240 845 778 Total Plays 5.5 5.4 Average Per Play Average Per Game 390.2 353.3 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 43-964 59-1328 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 17-104 15-247 17-336 12-99 INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE 22.4 22.5 6.1 16.5 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE 19.8 8.2 FUMBLES-LOST 18-10 15-8 52-482 49-404 PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game 40.2 33.7 57-2239 61-2292 PUNTS-Yards 39.3 37.6 Average Per Punt Net punt average 32.5 34.9 29:29 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 30:31 3RD-DOWN Conversions 76/174 64/169 44% 38% 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 9/14 10/21 4th-Down Pct 64% 48% 24-165 17-109 SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS 17 0 45 39 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 11-19 6-10 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 0-0 (41-52) 79% (26-38) 68% RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (33-52) 63% (21-38) 55% PAT-ATTEMPTS (41-45) 91% (34-38) 89% 183479 114210 ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game 7/26211 5/22842 SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total 65 116 82 81 0 344 Appalachian State Opponents 83 56 72 75 0 286

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RUSHING No. Player GP Att Gain Lost Net Avg. TD Long Yds/G 7 Travaris Cadet 12 151 713 62 651 4.3 6 50 54.2 3 Steven Miller 11 76 403 23 380 5.0 3 30 34.5 12 Jamal Jackson 10 89 398 102 296 3.3 7 17 29.6 29 Cedric Baker Boney 7 51 272 12 260 5.1 2 48 37.1 2 DeAndre Presley 11 57 209 46 163 2.9 4 16 14.8 25 Terrence McLean 12 11 61 2 59 5.4 0 34 4.9 11 Andrew Peacock 12 8 50 6 44 5.5 0 16 3.7 6 Kalik Barnes 1 5 30 1 29 5.8 0 22 29.0 39 Travis Wilson 2 8 28 0 28 3.5 0 10 14.0 16 Logan Hallock 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 TEAM 10 8 0 40 -40 -5.0 0 0 -4.0 Total 12 464 2164 294 1870 4.0 23 50 155.8 Opponents 12 455 2090 297 1793 3.9 19 54 149.4 PASSING No. Player 12 Jamal Jackson 2 DeAndre Presley Total Opponents

GP Effic. 10 138.39 11 121.35 12 133.07 12 126.83

Att-Comp-Int Pct. 161-262-8 61.5 71-119-4 59.7 232-381-12 60.9 182-323-17 56.3

Yards 2001 812 2813 2447

TD Long 15 69 4 59 19 69 17 79

Yds/G 200.1 73.8 234.4 203.9

RECEIVING No. Player GP Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long Yds/G 8 Brian Quick 12 71 1096 15.4 11 69 91.3 11 Andrew Peacock 12 48 564 11.8 3 28 47.0 7 Travaris Cadet 12 34 333 9.8 1 31 27.8 15 Tony Washington 12 32 355 11.1 2 41 29.6 84 Ben Jorden 11 18 171 9.5 1 22 15.5 3 Steven Miller 11 13 132 10.2 1 27 12.0 29 Cedric Baker Boney 7 8 51 6.4 0 25 7.3 2 DeAndre Presley 11 5 66 13.2 0 21 6.0 5 Jamill Lott 12 1 30 30.0 0 30 2.5 35 Phillip Strickland 12 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.8 14 Sean Price 3 1 6 6.0 0 6 2.0 Total 12 232 2813 12.1 19 69 234.4 Opponents 12 182 2447 13.4 17 79 203.9

KICKOFF RETURNS No. Player No. Yards Avg. TD Long 7 Travaris Cadet 26 632 24.3 0 63 2 DeAndre Presley 9 204 22.7 0 40 3 Steven Miller 2 41 20.5 0 21 89 Trevor Sawyer 2 12 6.0 0 7 29 C. Baker Boney 2 42 21.0 0 25 31 Doug Middleton 1 18 18.0 0 18 84 Ben Jorden 1 15 15.0 0 15 Total 43 964 22.4 0 63 Opponents 59 1328 22.5 0 78 PUNT RETURNS No. Player No. Yards Avg. TD Long 7 Travaris Cadet 14 87 6.2 0 37 35 Phillip Strickland 1 14 14.0 0 0 2 DeAndre Presley 1 3 3.0 0 3 3 Steven Miller 1 0 0.0 0 0 Total 17 104 6.1 0 37 Opponents 15 247 16.5 3 55

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INTERCEPTION RETURNS No. Player No. Yards Avg. TD Long 10 D. McCray 5 8 1.6 0 11 4 Rodger Walker 4 85 21.2 0 27 31 Doug Middleton 2 120 60.0 1 97 9 Troy Sanders 2 35 17.5 0 27 24 Brandon Grier 1 10 10.0 0 10 36 Justin Lloyd 1 5 5.0 0 5 33 J. Kimbrough 1 46 46.0 1 46 18 D. McDuffie 1 27 27.0 0 27 Total 17 336 19.8 2 97 Opponents 12 99 8.2 0 43 FUMBLE RETURNS No. Player No. Yards Avg. TD Long 4 Rodger Walker 1 73 73.0 1 73 33 J. Kimbrough 1 15 15.0 0 15 18 D. McDuffie 1 3 3.0 0 3 Total 3 91 30.3 1 73 Opponents 1 12 12.0 0 12

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2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL 2011 STATISTICS G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G 10 351 296 2001 2297 229.7 11 176 163 812 975 88.6 12 151 651 0 651 54.2 11 76 380 0 380 34.5 7 51 260 0 260 37.1 12 11 59 0 59 4.9 12 8 44 0 44 3.7 1 5 29 0 29 29.0 2 8 28 0 28 14.0 10 8 -40 0 -40 -4.0 12 845 1870 2813 4683 390.2 12 778 1793 2447 4240 353.37

PUNTING No. Player 27 Sam Martin TEAM Total Opponents

No. Yards 54 2208 3 31 57 2239 61 2292

Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd 40.9 69 7 15 16 1 10.3 31 0 0 0 1 39.3 69 7 15 16 2 37.6 66 3 12 15 1

KICKOFFS No. Player 86 Mark Powell 40 Drew Stewart 82 Zack Pickard Total Opponents

No. 51 14 2 67 57

Avg 62.4 64.4 70.0 63.0 62.1

Yards 3180 901 140 4221 3541

ALL-PURPOSE No. Player 7 Travaris Cadet 8 Brian Quick 11 Andrew Peacock 3 Steven Miller 2 DeAndre Presley 15 Tony Washington 29 Cedric Baker Boney 12 Jamal Jackson 84 Ben Jorden 31 Doug Middleton 4 Rodger Walker 25 Terrence McLean 33 Jeremy Kimbrough 9 Troy Sanders 5 Jamill Lott 6 Kalik Barnes 39 Travis Wilson 18 Dominique McDuffie 35 Phillip Strickland 89 Trevor Sawyer 24 Brandon Grier 10 Demetrius McCray 14 Sean Price 36 Justin Lloyd TEAM Total Opponents

TB OB Ret. Net YdLn 4 2 1 1 0 0 5 3 1328 41.7 28 10 4 964 41.7 28

FIELD GOALS No. Player FGM-FGA Pct 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blkd 27 Sam Martin 3-9 33.3 0-0 0-2 0-2 1-1 2-4 51 0 40 Drew Stewart 8-10 80.0 0-0 5-5 1-2 2-3 0-0 44 0 FIELD GOAL SEQUENCE Appalachian Opponents Virginia Tech - (28) North Carolina A&T (51) (41),(51) 42 Savannah State Chattanooga 25 35,(22),(22) Wofford 33,52,33 - The Citadel Samford 28 (39) (24),43 (22) Georgia Southern Furman 38,(41) 31 Western Carolina (44),(32),(29),(21),(27),(24) 55 (24) Elon Maine - 20 Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Total Avg/G 12 651 333 87 632 0 1703 141.9 12 0 1096 0 0 0 1096 91.3 12 44 564 0 0 0 608 50.7 11 380 132 0 41 0 553 50.3 11 163 66 3 204 0 436 39.6 12 0 355 0 0 0 355 29.6 7 260 51 0 42 0 353 50.4 10 296 0 0 0 0 296 29.6 11 0 171 0 15 0 186 16.9 12 0 0 0 18 120 138 11.5 12 0 0 0 0 85 85 7.1 12 59 0 0 0 0 59 4.9 11 0 0 0 0 46 46 4.2 12 0 0 0 0 35 35 2.9 12 0 30 0 0 0 30 2.5 1 29 0 0 0 0 29 29.0 2 28 0 0 0 0 28 14.0 11 0 0 0 0 27 27 2.5 12 0 9 14 0 0 23 1.9 12 0 0 0 12 0 12 1.0 12 0 0 0 0 10 10 0.8 12 0 0 0 0 8 8 0.7 3 0 6 0 0 0 6 2.0 12 0 0 0 0 5 5 0.4 10 -40 0 0 0 0 -40 -4.0 12 1870 2813 104 964 336 6087 507.2 12 1793 2447 247 1328 99 5914 492.8

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SCORING No. Player TD FG Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Pts 8 Brian Quick 11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 66 7 Travaris Cadet 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 42 12 Jamal Jackson 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 42 40 Drew Stewart 0 8-10 17-19 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 41 27 Sam Martin 0 3-9 23-24 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 32 2 DeAndre Presley 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 24 3 Steven Miller 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 24 11 Andrew Peacock 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 15 Tony Washington 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 29 Cedric Baker Boney 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 16 Logan Hallock 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 33 Jeremy Kimbrough 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 84 Ben Jorden 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 31 Doug Middleton 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 4 Rodger Walker 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 82 Zack Pickard 0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 1 TEAM 0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 Total 45 11-19 41-45 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 344 Opponents 39 6-10 34-38 0-0 0 0-1 0 0 286

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TOTAL OFFENSE No. Player 12 Jamal Jackson 2 DeAndre Presley 7 Travaris Cadet 3 Steven Miller 29 Cedric Baker Boney 25 Terrence McLean 11 Andrew Peacock 6 Kalik Barnes 39 Travis Wilson TEAM Total Opponents


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2011 STATISTICS DEFENSE |—Tackles—| |—Sacks—| |—Pass Defense—| |—Fumbles—| Blkd N o. Player G-GS UT AT Total ForLoss No-Yards Int-Yds PBU QBH Rec-Yds FF Kick Saf 33 J. Kimbrough 11-11 43 62 105 12.0-36 4.0-22 1-46 4 1 2-15 1 . . 24 Brandon Grier 12-12 40 57 97 10.5-35 2.0-19 1-10 . 2 1-0 . . . 9 Troy Sanders 12-12 43 36 79 2.0-5 . 2-35 3 2 1-0 . . . 93 John Rizor 12-12 33 32 65 9.0-41 4.0-33 . . 8 . 1 . . 10 D. McCray 12-12 35 13 48 2.5-20 2.0-20 5-8 9 1 . 1 . . 97 Dan Wylie 12-12 13 31 44 5.0-15 2.5-7 . 1 2 1-0 . . . 49 Ronald Blair 12-12 18 22 40 11.5-36 3.5-20 . 1 3 . 1 . . 18 D. McDuffie 11-7 26 13 39 2.0-4 . 1-27 2 . 1-3 . . . 52 Demery Brewer 6-3 17 11 28 2.5-4 0.5-3 . . . . . . . 36 Justin Lloyd 12-2 14 13 27 1.0-1 . 1-5 1 . . . . . 4 Rodger Walker 12-9 14 12 26 . . 4-85 2 . 1-73 . . . 31 Doug Middleton 12-2 11 12 23 0.5-1 . 2-120 3 . . . . . 45 Karl Anderson 12-0 7 15 22 0.5-1 . . . . . . . . 99 Lanston Tanyi 4-3 13 7 20 2.0-5 . . . . . . . . 89 Trevor Sawyer 12-0 8 12 20 . . . . . . . 1 . 41 B. McGowan 10-1 8 9 17 1.5-9 1.0-8 . . . . . . . 2 DeAndre Presley 11-7 12 5 17 1.5-5 . . 2 . . 2 . . 96 James Robinson 12-8 3 13 16 3.5-25 2.0-21 . . 2 . 1 . . 34 Patrick Blalock 7-4 5 9 14 . . . 1 . . . 1 . 5 Jamill Lott 12-3 5 8 13 . . . . . . . . . 91 Chris Aiken 12-0 7 6 13 1.5-4 0.5-2 . . . . . . . 26 Joel Ross 8-0 5 7 12 0.5-4 0.5-4 . 2 . . . . . 76 Anthony Wilson 12-1 6 6 12 1.0-3 1.0-3 . . . . 1 . . 37 Jamal Ware 9-0 2 7 9 0.5-1 . . 1 . . . . . 28 Ed Gainey 4-3 6 2 8 . . . 6 . . . . . 95 Gordy Witte Jr. 12-2 1 6 7 1.0-4 0.5-3 . 1 2 1-0 . 1 . 43 B. Thompson 10-0 2 4 6 . . . . . . . . . 78 Chris Marshall 11-0 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . 58 Zac Baker 4-0 1 3 4 0.5-2 . . . . . . . . 47 Mark Moll 12-0 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . 8 Brian Quick 12-12 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . 15 T. Washington 12-12 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . 29 C. Baker Boney 7-4 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . 46 Adam Scott 7-0 1 1 2 . . . . . . . 1 . 30 Brandon Olsen 2-0 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . 86 Mark Powell 10-0 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . 90 Nick Canepa 4-0 . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . 79 William Corbin 5-0 . 2 2 0.5-2 . . . . . . . . 81 Bobo Beathard 3-0 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 27 Sam Martin 12-0 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 98 D. Shuemake 2-0 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 92 Davante Harris 3-0 . 1 1 . . . . 1 . . . . 88 Jonathan Shively 12-0 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 77 Alex Acey 12-12 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 74 Kendall Lamm 8-7 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 84 Ben Jorden 11-6 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 82 Zack Pickard 2-0 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 40 Drew Stewart 8-0 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 7 Travaris Cadet 12-11 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 35 Phillip Strickland 12-1 . . . . . . . . . . 2 . Total 12-0 417 452 869 73-263 24-165 17-336 39 24 8-91 8 6 . Opponents 12-0 448 494 942 72.0-259 17-109 12-99 40 29 10-12 15 4 .

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GAME-BY-GAME TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Total Off. Punting Fumbles Penalties 3rd Down Time of Game Score Tot-Rn-Ps-Pn Att-Yds-TD Cmp-Att-Int-Yds-TD Ply-Yds No-Avg No-L No-Yds Conv. Poss. APPALACHIAN 13 11-7-4-0 36-117-1 9-26-3-176-1 62-293 9-40.0 1-1 1-5 6-17 25:54 at Virginia Tech 66 21-12-9-0 45-256-4 22-28-0-262-4 73-518 5-32.4 0-0 4-31 9-16 34:06 APPALACHIAN 58 24-8-15-1 43-255-5 22-28-0-236-2 71-491 1-69.0 2-1 6-65 10-14 30:28 vs. North Carolina A&T 6 16-7-8-1 39-167-1 11-19-2-168-1 58-335 6-30.2 1-1 5-51 4-12 29:32 APPALACHIAN 41 19-10-8-1 44-234-4 11-18-0-186-1 62-420 5-47.0 1-0 5-44 2-10 28:00 vs. Savannah State 6 17-4-13-0 25-41-1 24-47-1-244-0 72-285 7-37.6 3-1 4-45 5-17 32:00 APPALACHIAN 14 15-7-8-0 40-141-0 12-22-2-143-0 62-284 7-42.4 1-1 7-83 5-14 29:28 vs. Chattanooga 12 21-7-11-3 30-32-0 22-42-2-270-1 72-302 6-47.2 2-1 1-15 7-18 30:32 APPALACHIAN 14 17-9-8-0 26-101-1 19-32-0-146-1 58-247 2-40.0 0-0 2-10 3-12 21:30 at Wofford 28 24-22-2-0 71-388-4 2-4-1-19-0 75-407 1-15.0 1-1 8-45 11-18 38:30 49 28-17-11-0 54-318-4 21-27-0-234-3 81-552 3-26.0 2-2 2-25 9-15 35:07 APPALACHIAN at The Citadel 42 15-12-3-0 46-273-5 5-12-1-88-0 58-361 3-46.3 3-1 2-15 4-11 24:53 APPALACHIAN 35 26-14-10-2 42-229-3 19-30-1-290-2 72-519 4-37.2 2-1 4-30 7-14 32:40 vs. Samford 17 21-4-17-0 28-84-0 29-44-2-296-2 72-380 7-37.9 1-1 4-30 7-15 27:20 APPALACHIAN 24 15-6-9-0 33-98-0 13-26-1-222-3 59-320 7-40.0 0-0 3-30 6-15 28:06 vs. Georgia Southern 17 11-8-2-1 51-135-1 4-11-2-66-0 62-201 3-37.0 0-0 2-10 4-13 31:54 APPALACHIAN 10 22-5-17-0 39-87-1 29-44-2-312-0 83-399 3-26.0 3-2 7-60 12-18 36:15 at Furman 20 15-7-6-2 35-141-1 9-16-1-224-2 51-365 3-34.3 1-1 0-0 4-10 23:45 APPALACHIAN 46 32-14-16-2 51-241-3 25-39-0-312-1 90-553 2-45.0 2-0 3-25 6-15 40:28 vs. Western Carolina 14 11-3-8-0 22-20-0 14-31-2-216-2 53-236 8-38.9 1-0 8-64 2-12 19:32 APPALACHIAN 28 22-7-13-2 31-46-0 26-44-1-284-4 75-330 6-36.2 2-1 8-55 5-13 30:40 at Elon 24 19-4-14-1 27-40-1 30-43-2-344-2 70-384 6-40.2 1-1 6-66 3-14 29:20 APPALACHIAN 12 17-1-14-2 25-3-1 26-45-2-272-1 70-275 8-38.2 2-1 4-50 5-17 27:38 vs. Maine 34 20-9-11-0 36-216-2 17-26-1-250-3 62-466 6-36.3 1-0 5-32 4-13 32:22

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APPALACHIAN SINGLE-GAME INDIVIDUAL HIGHS Rushes 24........................................ Travaris Cadet at Furman (Nov 05, 2011) Yards Rushing 139.................................... Travaris Cadet vs Samford (Oct 22, 2011) TD Rushes 2.............. DeAndre Presley vs North Carolina A&T (Sep 10, 2011) Jamal Jackson vs North Carolina A&T (Sep 10, 2011) Steven Miller at The Citadel (Oct 15, 2011) Travaris Cadet vs Samford (Oct 22, 2011) Jamal Jackson vs Western Carolina (Nov 12, 2011) Long Rush 50................. Travaris Cadet vs North Carolina A&T (Sep 10, 2011) Pass attempts 45...........................................Jamal Jackson vs Maine (Dec 03, 2011) Pass completions 29........................................Jamal Jackson at Furman (Nov 05, 2011) Yards Passing 312.....................................Jamal Jackson at Furman (Nov 05, 2011) TD Passes 4................................................ Jamal Jackson at Elon (Nov 19, 2011) Long Pass 69.......................................Jamal Jackson vs Samford (Oct 22, 2011) Receptions 11...................... Brian Quick vs North Carolina A&T (Sep 10, 2011) Brian Quick at Elon (Nov 19, 2011) Yards Receiving 150.................................................Brian Quick at Elon (Nov 19, 2011) TD Receptions 2........................ Brian Quick vs North Carolina A&T (Sep 10, 2011) Brian Quick vs Georgia Southern (Oct 29, 2011) Brian Quick at Elon (Nov 19, 2011) Long Reception 69............................................ Brian Quick vs Samford (Oct 22, 2011) Field Goals 6........................ Drew Stewart vs Western Carolina (Nov 12, 2011) Long Field Goal 51...................... Sam Martin vs North Carolina A&T (Sep 10, 2011) Sam Martin vs Savannah State (Sep 17, 2011) Punts 8......................................Sam Martin at Virginia Tech (Sep 03, 2011) Punting Avg 69.0.................. Sam Martin vs North Carolina A&T (Sep 10, 2011) Long Punt 69...................... Sam Martin vs North Carolina A&T (Sep 10, 2011) Long Punt Return 37....................................... Travaris Cadet vs Samford (Oct 22, 2011) Long Kickoff Return 63.................................. Travaris Cadet at The Citadel (Oct 15, 2011) Tackles 16...........Jeremy Kimbrough vs Georgia Southern (Oct 29, 2011) Sacks 2.0................... James Robinson vs Savannah State (Sep 17, 2011) Jeremy Kimbrough vs Chattanooga (Sep 24, 2011) Ronald Blair at Elon (Nov 19, 2011) Tackles For Loss 3.0.......................................... Brandon Grier vs Maine (Dec 03, 2011) Interceptions 2........................................ Rodger Walker vs Samford (Oct 22, 2011) Demetrius McCray vs Georgia Southern (Oct 29, 2011)

OPPONENT SINGLE-GAME INDIVIDUAL HIGHS Rushes 33................................... Eric Breitenstein, at Wofford (Oct 01, 2011) 173................................ Eric Breitenstein, at Wofford (Oct 01, 2011) Yards Rushing 3..................................David Wilson, at Virginia Tech (Sep 03, 2011) TD Rushes Aaron Miller, at The Citadel (Oct 15, 2011) 54.............................................. David Hood, vs Maine (Dec 03, 2011) Long Rush 43............................................Thomas Wilson, at Elon (Nov 19, 2011) Pass Attempts 30............................................Thomas Wilson, at Elon (Nov 19, 2011) Pass Completions 344.........................................Thomas Wilson, at Elon (Nov 19, 2011) Yards Passing TD Passes 3.............................................Warren Smith, vs Maine (Dec 03, 2011) 79...........................................Chris Forcier, at Furman (Nov 05, 2011) Long Pass 14............................................ Aaron Mellette, at Elon (Nov 19, 2011) Receptions 236......................................... Aaron Mellette, at Elon (Nov 19, 2011) Yards Receiving 2..................................Marcus Davis, at Virginia Tech (Sep 03, 2011) TD Receptions Damarr Aultman, vs Maine (Dec 03, 2011) 79....................... Sederrik Cunningham, at Furman (Nov 05, 2011) Long Reception 2...................................Nick Pollard, vs Chattanooga (Sep 24, 2011) Field Goals 39....................................... Cameron Yaw, vs Samford (Oct 22, 2011) Long Field Goal 8..............................Blake Cain, vs Western Carolina (Nov 12, 2011) Punts 49.8..................... Mike Hammons, vs Chattanooga (Sep 24, 2011) Punting Avg 66......................... Mike Hammons, vs Chattanooga (Sep 24, 2011) Long Punt 55.............................. Jayron Hosley, at Virginia Tech (Sep 03, 2011) Long Punt Return Long Kickoff Return 78.........................Laron Scott, vs Georgia Southern (Oct 29, 2011) 18.................. Travis Crosby, vs North Carolina A&T (Sep 10, 2011) Tackles 2.5.............................................Alex Goltry, at Wofford (Oct 01, 2011) Sacks Tackles For Loss 3.5.............................................. Joshua Jones, at Elon (Nov 19, 2011) 1.................................Eddie Whitley, at Virginia Tech (Sep 03, 2011) Interceptions Derek DiNardo, at Virginia Tech (Sep 03, 2011) Jeron Gouveia-Winslow, at Virginia Tech (Sep 03, 2011) Kadeem Wise, vs Chattanooga (Sep 24, 2011) Chris Lewis-Harris, vs Chattanooga (Sep 24, 2011) Corey White, vs Samford (Oct 22, 2011) Laron Scott, vs Georgia Southern (Oct 29, 2011) Mitch McGrath, at Furman (Nov 05, 2011) Ryan Steed, at Furman (Nov 05, 2011) Chandler Wrightenberry, at Elon (Nov 19, 2011) Kendall James, vs Maine (Dec 03, 2011) Khar Al-Mateen, vs Maine (Dec 03, 2011)

MOUNTAINEER points off opponent turnovers VT NCAT SSU UTC WOF CIT SAM GSU FUR WCU ELON MAINE TOT Opp. Turnovers 0 3 2 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 1 25 ASU Points 0 13 10 14 0 7 0 14 0 10 7 0 75 opponent points off mountaineer turnovers VT NCAT SSU UTC WOF CIT SAM GSU FUR WCU ELON MAINE TOT ASU Turnovers 4 1 0 3 0 2 2 1 4 0 2 3 22 Opp. Points 14 0 0 3 0 14 3 0 7 0 14 7 62

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OPPONENT SINGLE-GAME TEAM HIGHS Rushes 71......................................................................at Wofford (Oct 01, 2011) Yards Rushing 388...................................................................at Wofford (Oct 01, 2011) Yards Per Rush 6.0....................................................................... vs Maine (Dec 03, 2011) TD Rushes 5................................................................. at The Citadel (Oct 15, 2011) Pass Attempts 47......................................................vs Savannah State (Sep 17, 2011) Pass Completions 30............................................................................at Elon (Nov 19, 2011) Yards Passing 344.........................................................................at Elon (Nov 19, 2011) Yards Per Pass 14.0................................................................. at Furman (Nov 05, 2011) TD Passes 4.............................................................. at Virginia Tech (Sep 03, 2011) Total Plays 75......................................................................at Wofford (Oct 01, 2011) Total Offense 518......................................................... at Virginia Tech (Sep 03, 2011) Yards Per Play 7.5....................................................................... vs Maine (Dec 03, 2011) Points 66............................................................ at Virginia Tech (Sep 03, 2011) Sacks By 3........................................................................at Wofford (Oct 01, 2011) vs Georgia Southern (Oct 29, 2011) at Furman (Nov 05, 2011) vs Maine (Dec 03, 2011) First Downs 24......................................................................at Wofford (Oct 01, 2011) Penalties 8........................................................................at Wofford (Oct 01, 2011) vs Western Carolina (Nov 12, 2011) Penalty Yards 66............................................................................at Elon (Nov 19, 2011) Turnovers 3................................................ vs North Carolina A&T (Sep 10, 2011) vs Chattanooga (Sep 24, 2011) vs Samford (Oct 22, 2011) at Elon (Nov 19, 2011) Interceptions By 3.............................................................. at Virginia Tech (Sep 03, 2011)

2011 IN REVIEW

APPALACHIAN SINGLE-GAME TEAM HIGHS Rushes 54............................................................... at The Citadel (Oct 15, 2011) Yards Rushing 318............................................................ at The Citadel (Oct 15, 2011) Yards Per Rush 5.9............................................. vs North Carolina A&T (Sep 10, 2011) TD Rushes 5................................................ vs North Carolina A&T (Sep 10, 2011) Pass Attempts 45........................................................................ vs Maine (Dec 03, 2011) Pass Completions 29..................................................................... at Furman (Nov 05, 2011) Yards Passing 312.................................................................. at Furman (Nov 05, 2011) vs Western Carolina (Nov 12, 2011) Yards Per Pass 10.3..................................................vs Savannah State (Sep 17, 2011) TD Passes 4..............................................................................at Elon (Nov 19, 2011) Total Plays 90...................................................vs Western Carolina (Nov 12, 2011) Total Offense 553................................................vs Western Carolina (Nov 12, 2011) Yards Per Play 7.2................................................................... vs Samford (Oct 22, 2011) Points 58.............................................. vs North Carolina A&T (Sep 10, 2011) Sacks By 6........................................................vs Savannah State (Sep 17, 2011) First Downs 32...................................................vs Western Carolina (Nov 12, 2011) Penalties 8..............................................................................at Elon (Nov 19, 2011) Penalty Yards 83...........................................................vs Chattanooga (Sep 24, 2011) Turnovers 4.............................................................. at Virginia Tech (Sep 03, 2011) at Furman (Nov 05, 2011) Interceptions By 2................................................ vs North Carolina A&T (Sep 10, 2011) vs Chattanooga (Sep 24, 2011) vs Samford (Oct 22, 2011) vs Georgia Southern (Oct 29, 2011) vs Western Carolina (Nov 12, 2011) at Elon (Nov 19, 2011)


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2011 STATISTICS GAME-BY-GAME RUSHING (ATT.-YDS./TD) VT NCAT SSU UTC WOF CIT SAM GSU FUR WCU ELON MAINE Travaris Cadet 7-6/0 7-71/0 9-40/1 11-63/0 9-48/0 18-133/1 22-139/2 16-21/0 24-63/1 13-34/0 9-37/0 6--4/1 2-15/0 10-32/0 9-60/1 DNP 4-28/0 18-102/2 11-44/0 4-23/0 1--1/0 11-76/0 4--2/0 2-3/0 Steven Miller Jamal Jackson 6-46/1 6-15/2 4-19/1 DNP DNP 8-40/0 7-40/1 13-54/0 13-27/0 10-48/2 12-19/0 10--12/0 C. Baker Boney 5-9/0 12-111/1 8-58/0 10-28/0 4-14/0 5-24/1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 7-16/0 13-43/0 7-24/2 7-21/1 18-52/0 9-11/1 DNP - - - 2-2/0 1-10/0 DeAndre Presley Terrence McLean 1--2/0 - 5-48/0 - - 1-4/0 - - - 3-8/0 1-1/0 - 1-2/0 - - - 2-26/0 2-6/0 - 1--2/0 1-16/0 1--4/0 Andrew Peacock Kalik Barnes DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 5-29/0 DNP DNP Travis Wilson 2-0/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 6-28/0 DNP DNP - - 2--12/0 1--2/0 DNP 2--11/0 - - - DNP 3--15/0 TEAM GAME-BY-GAME PASSING (COMP.-ATT.-INT/YDS.-TD) VT NCAT SSU UTC WOF CIT SAM GSU FUR WCU ELON MAINE Jamal Jackson 2-8-1/ 3-5-0/ 0-1-0/ DNP DNP 21-27-0/ 19-30-1/ 13-26-1/ 29-44-2/ 22-34-0/ 26-42-1/ 26-45-2/ 87-1 39-0 0-0 234-3 290-2 222-3 312-0 261-1 284-4 272-1 DeAndre Presley 7-18-2/ 19-23-0/ 11-17-0/ 12-22-2/ 19-32-0/ - - - - 3-5-0/ 0-2-0/ 89-0 197-2 186-1 143-0 146-1 51-0 0-0

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GAME-BY-GAME RECEIVING (ATT.-YDS./TD) VT NCAT SSU UTC WOF CIT SAM GSU FUR WCU ELON MAINE Brian Quick 3-110/1 11-113/2 5-81/1 5-65/0 2-15/0 8-131/1 4-100/1 4-119/2 4-60/0 7-111/1 11-150/2 7-41/0 2-24/0 2-21/0 3-37/0 2-44/0 4-37/1 5-39/0 3-55/0 2-50/1 8-79/0 6-56/0 5-47/0 6-75/1 Andrew Peacock Tony Washington 1-41/0 1-1/0 1-15/0 2-20/0 2-11/0 1-28/1 6-78/1 3-32/0 7-59/0 5-33/0 2-21/0 1-16/0 Travaris Cadet 2-4/0 2-22/0 1-23/0 2-9/0 1-13/0 3-15/0 2-11/0 3-18/0 6-60/0 3-61/0 5-49/1 4-48/0 - 1-19/0 DNP 1-5/0 5-55/0 1-3/1 1-10/0 - 2-37/0 1-3/0 2-12/0 4-27/0 Ben Jorden Steven Miller - 4-54/0 - DNP 2-6/0 1-5/0 3-36/0 1-3/0 - 1-23/0 1-5/1 DeAndre Presley - - - - - DNP - - 2-17/0 1-16/0 - 2-33/0 C. Baker Boney 1--3/0 - - - 3-9/0 2-13/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 2-32/0 Jamill Lott - - 1-30/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-9/0 - P. Strickland Sean Price - 1-6/0 - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP GAME-BY-GAME TACKLES (SOLO-ASSISTS-TOTAL) VT NCAT SSU UTC WOF CIT SAM GSU FUR WCU ELON MAINE 2-4-6 3-5-8 0-6-6 6-5-11 DNP 6-5-11 5-4-9 4-12-16 2-7-9 3-2-5 9-3-12 3-9-12 Jeremy Kimbrough 3-5-8 1-4-5 4-1-5 3-8-11 6-1-7 1-1-2 2-4-6 8-6-14 1-10-11 3-6-9 4-2-6 4-9-13 Brandon Grier Troy Sanders 5-5-10 3-2-5 4-2-6 1-6-7 5-1-6 3-1-4 4-5-9 7-2-9 1-3-4 3-2-5 2-1-3 5-6-11 John Rizor 0-3-3 3-4-7 3-2-5 0-2-0 10-0-10 5-2-7 3-2-5 1-7-8 3-1-4 2-3-5 2-1-3 1-5-6 3-3-6 1-0-1 0-3-3 4-0-4 3-0-3 2-0-2 4-1-5 1-1-2 3-0-3 3-0-3 10-1-11 1-4-5 Demetrius McCray Dan Wylie 1-3-4 0-5-5 — 1-2-3 3-0-3 1-2-3 1-4-4 0-6-6 1-3-4 0-2-2 5-1-6 0-4-4 Ronald Blair 1-0-0 1-1--2 0-3-3 1-1-2 3-1-4 2-1-3 1-2-3 4-4-8 0-3-3 1-3-4 3-0-3 1-3-4 1-1-2 1-0-1 1-1-2 1-1-2 1-0-1 8-0-8 3-5-8 4-0-4 3-4-7 1-0-1 2-1-3 DNP Dominique McDuffie Demery Brewer 0-2-2 2-1-3 2-3-5 2-3-5 10-0-10 1-2-3 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP — 2-0-2 2-1-3 — 4-0-4 0-1-1 2-1-3 2-5-7 1-0-1 — 1-0-1 0-5-5 Justin Lloyd 1-3-4 0-1-1 3-3-6 2-1-3 — — 1-0-1 1-0-1 0-1-1 1-0-1 5-3-8 — Rodger Walker Doug Middleton 1-1-2 1-4-5 — 3-3-6 2-0-2 1-1-2 — — 1-0-1 0-1--1 1-0-1 1-2-3 Karl Anderson 0-2-2 1-5-6 3-0-3 — — — 2-4-6 0-2-2 — 1-1-2 — 0-1-1 Lanston Tanyi 1-4-5 4-2-6 DNP DNP 6-1-7 2-0-2 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 0-1-1 1-3-4 3-1-4 0-1-1 2-0-2 0-1-1 0-2-2 1-2-3 — 1-0-1 0-1-1 — Trevor Sawyer Brandon McGowan 1-3-4 0-1-1 2-0-2 1-0-1 3-1-4 — 0-2-2 1-0-1 DNP 0-2-2 DNP — DeAndre Presley — — — — — DNP 6-0-6 1-1-2 2-3-5 2-0-2 — 1-1-2 James Robinson 1-0-1 0-1-1 2-2-4 0-2-2 0-1-1 0-1-1 0-3-3 — — 0-2-2 — 0-1-1 Patrick Blalock 0-5-5 2-1-3 0-1-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP — 1-1-2 1-0-1 1-1-2 Chris Aiken — 1-1-2 — 0-2-2 4-0-4 0-1-1 1-0-1 — — 1-1-2 0-1-1 — Jamill Lott — — — — — — — — — 1-2-3 0-3-3 4-3-7 Anthony Wilson 2-0-2 — 1-0-1 — 3-0-3 0-1-1 0-2-2 0-1-1 0-2-2 — — — Joel Ross DNP DNP 0-2-2 2-2-4 — 1-1-2 2-1-3 DNP DNP — 0-1-1 — Jamal Ware DNP DNP 1-1-2 — — DNP 0-1-1 0-1-1 — 0-3-3 1-1-2 — Ed Gainey 1-0-1 2-1-3 DNP DNP 1-0-1 2-1-3 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 0-1-1 — — 0-2-2 1-0-1 — 0-1-1 — 0-1-1 — 0-1-1 — Gordy Witte, Jr. DNP DNP — — — 1-0-1 — 0-2-2 1-0-1 — 0-1-1 0-1-1 Brandon Thompson Mark Moll 2-0-2 — — — — 1-0-1 0-1-1 — — — — — Zac Baker DNP 0-3-3 — DNP DNP 1-0-1 — DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Chris Marshall 2-0-2 0-1-1 — — — DNP — — — 0-1-1 — — — — — 1-0-1 — — — 0-1-1 1-0-1 — — — Brian Quick — — — 0-2-2 — — — 1-0-1 — — — — Tony Washington Cedric Baker Boney — — — — — 2-0-2 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-0-1 Nick Canepa DNP 0-2-2 — DNP DNP DNP — DNP DNP — DNP DNP Brandon Olsen DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-0-1 DNP DNP 0-1-1 DNP DNP — — 1-0-1 DNP DNP DNP — DNP DNP 0-1-1 — — Adam Scott William Corbin 0-1-1 0-1-1 — DNP DNP DNP — DNP DNP — DNP DNP Mark Powell — 0-1-1 — — — 1-0-1 DNP DNP — — — — Jonathan Shively — — — — — — — — — — — 0-1-1 Derrick Shuemake DNP 0-1-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP — DNP DNP 1-0-1 — — — — — — — — — — — Sam Martin 0-1-1 — — DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Davante Harris Bobo Beathard — 0-1-1 — DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Drew Stewart DNP — 1-0-1 DNP DNP DNP — — — — — — Kendall Lamm 1-0-1 — — — — — — DNP DNP — DNP DNP Travaris Cadet 1-0-1 — — — — — — — — — — — — — DNP — — — — 0-1-1 — — — — Ben Jorden

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2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL 2011 STATISTICS Red Zone

Virginia Tech

Scores

Points

TDs

FGs Made

FGs Missed

Fumble

Interception

Downs

Half

Game

2/8 1/7 7/45 1/6 0/1 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/1 0/0 0/0

North Carolina A&T 7/2 7/0 49/0 7/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 Savannah State

4/1 4/1 28/6 4/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

Chattanooga

1/5 0/3 0/12 0/1 0/2 1/1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

Wofford

4/4 2/3 14/21 2/3 0/0 2/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0

The Citadel

6/4 5/4 35/28 5/4 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0

Samford

5/2 3/1 21/7 3/1 0/0 1/0 1/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0

Georgia Southern

2/4 2/2 10/10 1/1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/2 0/0 0/0

Furman

5/3 2/2 10/14 1/2 1/0 1/1 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0

Western Carolina

9/0 9/0 39/0 3/0 6/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

2011 IN REVIEW

IN THE RED ZONE (APPALACHIAN/OPPONENT) Game

Elon

4/4 4/3 28/17 4/2 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0

Maine

3/1 2/0 12/0 2/0 0/0 0/1 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

TOTALS 52/38 41/26 253/160 33/21 8/5 5/3 3/2 1/3 1/4 1/0 0/0

.788/684

.635/.553

DRIVE CHART (APPALACHIAN/OPPONENT) FGs FGs 80+ 3 and Game

Drives

Virginia Tech

17/16 2/9 0/1 0/0 1/0 3/0 0/0 9/5 0/1 1/0 1/0 1/1 5/3

North Carolina A&T

12/12 8/1 1/0 0/0 1/1 0/2 0/0 1/6 0/1 1/0 0/1 1/0 1/4

Savannah State

13/12 5/1 2/0 0/1 0/1 0/1 0/0 5/7 0/0 0/0 1/0 1/0 3/3

Chattanooga

14/14 2/1 0/2 1/1 1/1 2/2 0/0 7/6 0/0 0/1 1/0 0/0 2/3

Wofford

TDs

Made Missed Fumbles Int.

Safety Punt Downs

Half

Game Yards

Out

8/9 2/4 0/0 3/0 0/1 0/1 0/0 2/1 1/0 0/1 0/1 0/3 1/1

The Citadel

13/13 7/6 0/0 0/0 2/1 0/1 0/0 3/2 0/1 0/1 1/0 2/0 3/2

Samford

14/13 5/2 0/1 1/0 1/1 1/2 0/0 4/7 0/0 1/0 1/0 3/0 2/5

Georgia Southern

13/14 3/2 1/1 1/0 0/0 1/2 0/0 7/3 0/4 0/1 0/1 1/0 6/1

Furman

11/12 1/3 1/0 1/1 2/1 2/1 0/0 3/3 1/1 0/1 0/1 0/1 1/1

Western Carolina

13/14 4/2 6/0 0/0 0/0 0/2 0/0 2/8 1/0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1/4

Elon

15/15 4/3 0/1 1/0 1/1 1/2 0/0 6/6 0/1 0/1 1/0 0/0 2/3

Maine

14/14 2/5 0/0 0/1 1/0 2/1 0/0 8/6 0/0 0/1 1/0 0/1 6/5

TOTALS

157/158 45/39 11/6 8/4 8/8 10/16 0/0 57/60 3/9 3/8 7/5 9/6 33/35

STARTING LINEUPS OFFENSE

TE

LT

LG C

RG

RT

WR WR WR

Virginia Tech

Jorden

Lamm

Jones Acey

Ruff

Frye

Quick Peacock Washington Presley Cadet

North Carolina A&T

Cadet^

Lamm

Holt

Acey

Ruff

Frye

Quick

Peacock

Washington

Presley

Baker Boney

Savannah State

Baker Boney%

Lamm

Holt

Acey

Ruff

Frye

Quick

Peacock

Washington

Presley

Cadet

Chattanooga

Jorden

Lamm

Holt

Acey

Ruff

Frye

Quick Peacock Washington Presley Cadet

Wofford

Jorden

Lamm

Holt

Acey

Ruff

Frye

Quick

Strickland* Washington

Presley

Cadet

The Citadel

Baker Boney%

Lamm

Holt

Acey

Ruff

Frye

Quick

Peacock

Jackson

Cadet

Samford

Jorden

Lamm

Holt

Acey

Ruff

Frye

Quick McLean% Washington Jackson Cadet

Georgia Southern

Jorden

Barnard Fisher Acey

Ruff

Frye

Quick Peacock Washington Jackson Cadet

Furman

McLean%

Barnard Fisher Acey

Ruff

Frye

Quick Peacock Washington Jackson Cadet

Western Carolina

Miller%

Barnard Fisher Acey

Ruff

Frye

Quick Peacock Washington Jackson Cadet

Elon

Presley^

Thomas Fisher Acey

Barnard Frye

Quick Peacock Washington Jackson Cadet

Maine

Jorden

Barnard

Fisher

Holt

Quick

^ Four WR

% Two RB

* Two TE

DEFENSE

LE

NT

RE BAN WLB MLB

Virginia Tech

Witte, Jr.

Wylie

Blair

Tanyi

Grier

Kimbrough

North Carolina A&T

Witte, Jr.

Wylie

Blair

Tanyi

Grier

Kimbrough

Savannah State

Robinson

Wylie

Blair

Brewer Grier

Kimbrough Rizor Sanders Blalock

Walker McCray

Chattanooga

Robinson

Wylie

Blair

McDuffie^ Grier

Kimbrough Rizor

Walker

Wofford

Robinson

Wylie

Blair Brewer Grier

McGowan Rizor Sanders Middleton Walker McCray

The Citadel

Tanyi

Wylie

Blair

Brewer Grier

Kimbrough Rizor Sanders McDuffie

Gainey McCray

Samford

Robinson

Wylie

Blair

Rizor

Grier

Kimbrough McCray^ Sanders

Walker

Georgia Southern

Robinson

Wylie

Blair

Rizor

Grier

Kimbrough Lloyd Sanders McDuffie

Walker McCray

Furman

Wilson

Wylie

Blair

Rizor

Grier

Kimbrough Lloyd Sanders McDuffie

Walker McCray

Western Carolina

Robinson

Wylie

Blair

Rizor

Grier

Kimbrough Lott^ Sanders McDuffie

Walker McCray

Elon

Robinson

Wylie

Blair

Rizor

Grier

Kimbrough Lott^ Sanders McDuffie

Walker McCray

Maine

Robinson

Wylie

Blair

Rizor

Grier

Kimbrough Lott^ Sanders Blalock

Walker McCray

^ Five DB

89

Frye

Peacock

RB

Washington

Jackson

SLB SS

FS

LCB RCB

Rizor

Sanders

Blalock

Gainey

McCray

Rizor

Sanders

Blalock

Gainey

McCray

Sanders Middleton

McDuffie

Baker Boney

McCray

Presley

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2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL 2011 IN REVIEW

APPALACHIAN IN THE NCAA/SoCon STATISTICAL RANKINGS TEAM

Appalachian State

National Rank

SoCon Rank

Rushing Offense

155.83 ypg

55th

6th

Passing Offense

234.42 ypg

37th

2nd

Passing Efficiency 133.08

44th 5th

Total Offense

390.25 ypg

38th

4th

Scoring Offense

28.67 ppg

38th

3rd

Rushing Defense

149.42 ypg

56th

2nd

Pass Defense

203.92 ypg

54th

8th

Pass Efficiency Defense

126.78

58th 4th

Total Defense

353.33 ypg

53rd

5th

Scoring Defense

23.83 ppg

41st

4th

Net Punting

33.07 ypp

81st

9th

Punt Returns

6.12 ypr

91st

6th

Kickoff Returns

22.42 ypr

27th

6th

Turnover Margin

.25

44th 4th

Sacks

2.0 pg

56th

3rd

Tackles For Loss

6.08 pg

63rd

5th

Sacks Allowed

1.42 pg

34th

5th

Appalachian State

National Rank

SoCon Rank

141.92 ypg

t-19th

3rd

24.31 ypr

35th

7th

8.08 pg

t-94th

10th

138.39

29th

3rd

229.70 ypg

39th

2nd

Tackles

9.55 pg

t-38th

5th

Tackles for Loss

1.09 pg

t-83rd

8th

40.89 ypp

27th

3rd

Interceptions

.42 pg

18th

1st

Passes Defended

1.17 pg

21st

2nd

91.33 ypg

15th

2nd

INDIVIDUAL

Brandon Grier

Travaris Cadet All-Purpose Yards Kickoff Returns Brandon Grier Tackles Jamal Jackson Passing Efficiency Total Offense

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Jeremy Kimbrough

Jamal Jackson

Sam Martin Punting Demetrius McCray

Brian Quick Receiving Yards Receptions

5.92

18th 3rd

Rodger Walker Interceptions

.33 pg

t-44th

5th

Sam Martin

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SCORING SUMMARY MOUNTAINEERS (0-1) HOKIES (1-0)

13 66

2011 IN REVIEW

NO. 2 APPALACHIAN NO. 13 (FBS) VA. TECH

1 2 3 4 F 0 0 6 7 ­ — 13 17 21 21 7 — 66

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SCORING SUMMARY FIRST Quarter 14:13 VT David Wilson 20 run (Cody Journell kick) VT 7, ASU 0 8:59 VT Journel 28 field goal - VT 10, ASU 0 6:17 VT Josh Oglesby 4 run (Journell kick) VT 17, ASU 0 SECOND QUARTER 13:38 VT Wilson 19 run (Journell kick) - VT 24, ASU 0 2:23 VT Wilson 3 run (Journell kick) - VT 31, ASU 0 :22 VT Randall Dunn 7 pass from Logan Thomas (Journell kick) - VT 38, ASU 0 THIRD QUARTER 13:20 VT Jarrett Boykin 4 pass from Thomas (Journell kick) - VT 45, ASU 0 12:30 VT Kyle Fuller 0 blocked punt return (Journell kick) - VT 52, ASU 0 3:29 ASU Brian Quick 46 pass from Jamal Jackson (2-pt attempt failed) - VT 52, ASU 6 :20 VT Marcus Davis 22 pass from Mark Leal (Journell kick) - VT 59, ASU 6 FOURTH QUARTER 13:27 ASU Jackson 15 run (Sam Martin kick) VT 59, ASU 13 8:11 VT Davis 63 pass from Leal (Journell kick) VT 66, ASU 13 TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushes—Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (Comp-Att-Int) Total Offense Fumbles—Lost Penalties—Yards Punts—Avg Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Fumble Returns-Yards Third-Down Efficiency Fourth-Down Efficiency Possession Time

ASU VT 11 21 36-117 45-256 176 262 9-26-3 15-28-0 293 518 1-1 0-0 1-5 4-31 8-45.0 5-32.4 0-0 4-121 6-128 2-64 0-0 3-69 0-0 0-0 6 of 17 9 of 16 0 of 0 0 of 1 25:54 34:06

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING — ­­ ASU: Jackson 6-46; Presley 13-43; Miller 2-15; Baker Boney 5-9; Cadet 7-6; Wilson 2-0; McLean 1-(-2). VT: Wilson 10-162; Oglesby 10-46; Dyer 6-30; Thomas 3-16; Leal 1-5; Gregory 5-3; TEAM 4-(-6) PASSING — ASU: Presley 7-18-2, 89 yds; Jackson 2-8-1, 87 yds. VT: Thomas 9-19-0, 149 yds; Leal 6-9-0, 113 yds. RECEIVING — ASU: Quick 3-110; Peacock 2-24; Cadet 2-4; Washinton 1-41; Baker Boney 1-(-3). VT: Coles 4-29; Davis 3-140; Roberts 3-45; Coale 2-25; Boykin 2-16; Dunn 1-7.

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BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech capitalized on a multitude of Appalachian State University mistakes to jump out to a huge early lead and cruise to a 66-13 win over the Mountaineers in the season opener at Lane Stadium. Appalachian (0-1) fumbled on the second play of the ballgame and Virginia Tech (1-0) needed only one snap to grab a 7-0 lead when David Wilson rumbled 20 yards for the first of his three touchdowns on the afternoon. Things didn’t get much better for the Mountaineers from there, as they were limited to negative-four yards over their next two possessions and the Hokies stretched their advantage to 17-0 less than nine minutes in. Things went from bad to worse for ASU in the second quarter, as they turned the ball over for the second time on their first snap of the period and Wilson once again needed only one play to capitalize, this time rumbling in to the end zone from 19 yards out to make it 24-0. The Hokies would go on to find paydirt on each of their next four possessions, taking a 52-0 lead when Kyle Fuller recovered a blocked punt in the end zone just two-and-a-half minutes into the second half. The Mountaineers got on the board for the first time in 2011 later in the third period when backup quarterback Jamal Jackson found Brian Quick for an acrobatic 46-yard touchdown pass. Quick caught the throw from Jackson while streaking up the right hashmark then kept his balance as several tacklers tried to trip him up before falling into the end zone for the 21st score of his career. Quick was a bright spot for the Black and Gold with three receptions for 110 yards. The 100-yard receiving effort was the seventh of the senior all-American’s career. Jackson led Appalachian on a second touchdown drive early in the fourth quarter, a seven-play, 80-yard jaunt that was highlighted by a 41-yard pass to Tony Washington and capped by a 15-yard scoring run by the sophomore signal-caller. In addition to directing the Mountaineers’ two scoring drives, Jackson rushed six times for a team-high 46 yards and threw for 87 yards and a score. He entered the game midway through the third quarter in relief of All-America starting quarterback DeAndre Presley, who managed to throw for 89 yards and rush for 43 more against the Hokies’ staunch defense. Appalachian’s defense, which was forced to defend a short field due to offensive and special-teams mistakes, was led by safety Troy Sanders’ 10 tackles. Linebacker Brandon Grier added eight stops, including one for loss, while nose tackle Dan Wylie chipped in with four tackles, including ASU’s lone sack. Junior Sam Martin had a career day, booming eight punts for an average of 45.0 yards. Two of his eight boots covered 50 or more yards while two more were downed inside the five yard line. Wilson led the way for Virginia Tech (ranked No. 13 in the Associated Press college football top-25 poll), rushing for 162 yards and three touchdowns on just 16 carries. Making his first start, 6-6, 254-pound quarterback Logan Thomas completed 9-of-19 passes for 149 yards and two scores. The margin of defeat was Appalachian’s largest in 82 all-time season openers, the largest in any game since a 56-0 loss at NC State on Oct. 6, 1990 and the fifth largest-overall in program history. The Mountaineers surrendered 60 points for only the second time in 882 all-time games and allowed 50 for just the 15th time. NOTES: Appalachian dropped to 0-4 all-time versus Virginia Tech ... ASU fell to 7-39-1 all-time versus NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision — formerly Division I-A) competition since the inception of Division I football subdivisions in 1978 ... Appalachian fell to 3-7 in its last 10 season openers ... each of the Mountaineers’ last 10 openers have come on the road and all seven losses have come at the hands of FBS opponents ... the Mountaineers have been outscored by a combined 124-7 in the first half of their last four games versus FBS opponents ... ASU has allowed a touchdown on its first defensive series against its last five FBS opponents ... Saturday marked the first time that Appalachian has surrendered 50 or more points since a 59-56 loss at Chattanooga on Oct. 30, 2004 ... five Mountaineers made their first-career starts: sophomore wide receiver Andrew Peacock, redshirtfreshman left tackle Kendall Lamm, redshirt-freshman left guard Kalan Jones, truefreshman C Alex Acey and true-freshman right defensive end Ronald Blair ... right tackle Orry Frye and right guard Matt Ruff each made their 28thconsecutive starts ... Presley and Sanders are the only other Mountaineers with doubledigit streaks of consecutive starts (14 apiece) ... long snapper Wilson Fitchett and Jones both left the game with Sam Martin was named Southern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week ankle injuries. after averaging 45 yards per punt in the season-opening loss at Virginia Tech.


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GAME 2 • SEPTEMBER 10 vs. NORTH CAROLINA A&T

NORTH CAROLINA A&T 6 NO. 3 APPALACHIAN 58 SCORING SUMMARY AGGIES (0-1) MOUNTAINEERS (1-1)

1 2 3 4 F 0 0 6 0 ­ — 6 14 7 21 16 — 58

KIDD BREWER STADIUM • BOONE, N.C. ATTENDANCE: 26,415 BOONE, N.C. - Appalachian State University head coach Jerry Moore became the 17th coach in NCAA Division I history to win 200 games at one institution in the Mountaineers’ 58-6 home-opening rout over North Carolina A&T at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Appalachian (1-1) jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead and scored 30 points in a 12:38 span in the second half to cruise to Moore’s 200th victory in 23 seasons at ASU. He joins legendary mentors such as Eddie Robinson (408 wins at Grambling), Joe Paterno (402 at Penn State), Bobby Bowden (304 at Florida State), Bear Bryant (232 at Alabama), Woody Hayes (205 at Ohio State) and former boss Tom Osborne (255 at Nebraska) on the list of coaches to win 200 games with a Division I program. Just minutes after Moore sealed his 200th win with the Mountaineers, Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer became the 18th member of the exclusive group by downing East Carolina, 17-10, for his 200th victory at VT. In contrast to their season-opening loss at Virginia Tech, the Mountaineers were sharp in all phases of the game in Saturday’s romp. Offensively, ASU racked up 491 total yards (255 rushing and 236 passing), defensively, it limited N.C. A&T (0-1) to just 335 yards, forced three turnovers and scored a touchdown and on special teams, the Mountaineers blocked two punts to go along with a 69-yard punt and 51-yard field goal. Senior all-Americans DeAndre Presley and Brian Quick led the offensive charge, with Presley completing 19-of23 passes without an interception for 197 yards and Quick hauling in a career-high 11 receptions for 113 yards. The duo hooked up for a pair of touchdowns, a 19-yarder on the game’s opening series that gave the Mountaineers a 7-0 lead less than three minutes into the ballgame, and a nine-yarder midway through the third quarter that kickstarted the Apps’ second-half scoring burst. Presley also scored on runs of eight and three yards to account for four of ASU’s eight touchdowns. In a curious move, North Carolina A&T (0-1) won the opening coin toss but elected to defer and allow Appalachian to take the ball first. ASU needed just eight plays to march 69 yards and draw first blood on Presley’s 19yard scoring strike to Quick. The Mountaineer defense forced a three-and-out on A&T’s first possession and ASU’s offense responded with a methodical 13-play, 98-yard drive that was capped by the first of Presley’s two touchdown runs that gave the Apps a 14-0 lead just over 10 minutes into the ballgame. Appalachian stretched the advantage to 21-0 on Cedric Baker Boney’s three-yard touchdown run just before halftime but N.C. A&T appeared to be on the verge of making things interesting when it cut its deficit to 21-7 on a 40yard touchdown pass from Lewis Kindle to Wallace Miles just two minutes into the second half. However, the Mountaineers answered with a 12-play, 78-yard drive, capped by Quick’s second touchdown catch of the day, and went on to score on each of their six second-half possessions (five touchdowns and a field goal). After Presley came out of the game with ASU leading 35-6 midway through the third quarter, backup quarterback Jamal Jackson led the Apps on a pair of touchdown drives, capping them with scoring runs of one and three yards. A 51-yard field goal by Sam Martin, Appalachian’s longest in 11 years, and a 97-yard interception return by true freshman Doug Middleton, ASU’s longest in 21 years, rounded out the scoring. In addition to Presley and Quick, ASU’s offensive standouts included Baker Boney, who ran for a career-high 111 yards on just 12 carries (9.2 ypr), Travaris Cadet, who averaged 10.1 yards per rush with 71 yards on just seven carries and Steven Miller, who accounted for 86 all-purpose yards (54 receiving and 32 rushing). Defensively, eight different Mountaineers recorded at least eight tackles, led by Jeremy Kimbrough’s eight stops, including one-and-a-half for loss. Troy Sanders and Middleton each had five tackles to go along with interceptions and Dan Wylie forced and recovered a fumble in addition to his five stops. On special teams, senior Phillip Strickland became only the third player in ASU history and the first in 24 years to block two punts in a game. However, his performance might have been topped by Martin, who in addition to easily making the 51-yard field goal in the fourth quarter also launched a 69-yard bomb on his only punt of the day. N.C. A&T was led by Miles, who caught seven passes for 155 yards and a touchdown. Aggie defensive back Travis Crosby notched a game-high 18 tackles. The 105-point turnaround from last week’s 66-13 loss at Virginia Tech marked the largest swing in terms of margin of defeat to margin of victory in consecutive game in ASU history. The previous best game-to-game turnaround was 96 points, when Appalachian rebounded from a 44-0 loss to Rutherford to top Mountain Park, 52-0 in 1928 (ASU’s first year of football). NOTES: Appalachian moved to 60-19-2 (.747) all-time in home openers ... ASU has won 25 of its last 28 and 10 of its last 11 home openers ... Appalachian moved to 19-1 in its last 20 games that immediately followed a same-season loss ... the Mountaineers won their 30th-straight home game versus an in-state opponent ... ASU has not lost to an in-state opponent at home since a 34-7 defeat to Western Carolina on Oct. 6, 1984 at then-Conrad Stadium ... the Mountaineers moved to 5-1 all-time versus N.C. A&T ... Appalachian won its fifth-straight matchup with a current member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and moved to 10-2 all-time versus current MEAC squads ... Quick’s 11 receptions were the most by a Mountaineer since DaVon Fowlkes caught a school-record 17 passes versus Elon on Nov. 6, 2004 ... Quick’s two touchdown catches give him 23 for his career, vaulting him past Fowlkes (22 — 2001-2004) and into a tie with current ASU senior associate athletics director Rick Beasley (1978-80) for second in program history ... Quick is just two shy of the school record of 25 touchdown receptions, held by Bob Agle (1965-68) ... Strickland’s two punt blocks marked the fourth time a Mountaineer has blocked two punts in a game — Chuck Hill accomplished the feat twice in 1987 (Oct. 10 vs. Liberty, Nov. 21 at Western Carolina) and Dino Hackett did it at East Tennessee State on Nov. 23, 1985 ... Martin’s 51-yard field goal is tied for the seventh-longest in school history and the longest by a Mountaineer since Mark Wright kicked a school-record 57-yarder versus Troy State on Sept. 9, 2000 ... Middleton’s 97yard interception return was the fourth-longest in ASU Doug Middleton returned his first-career interception 97 history and the longest since Rico Mack returned an INT 100 yards at James Madison on Nov. 17, 1990. yards for a touchdown in the 58-6 win over N.C. A&T.

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SCORING SUMMARY FIRST Quarter 12:05 ASU Brian Quick 19 pass from DeAndre Presley (Sam Martin kick) - ASU 7, NCAT 0 4:50 ASU Presley 8 run (Martin kick) - ASU 14, NCAT 0 SECOND QUARTER 2:52 ASU Cedric Baker Boney 3 run (Martin kick) ASU 21, NCAT 0 THIRD QUARTER 13:02 NCAT Wallace Miles 40 pass from Lewis Kindle (Camacho Garcia kick failed) -ASU 21, NCAT 6 7:59 ASU Quick 9 pass from Presley (Martin kick) ASU 28, NCAT 6 5:03 ASU Presley 3 run (Martin kick) - ASU 35, NCAT 6 2:11 ASU Jamal Jackson 1 run (Martin kick) ASU 42, NCAT 6 FOURTH QUARTER 12:30 ASU Martin 51 field goal - ASU 45, NCAT 6 10:21 ASU Doug Middleton 97 intercepion return (Martin kick failed) - ASU 51, NCAT 6 2:32 ASU Jackson 3 run (Martin kick) - ASU 58, NCAT 6 TEAM STATISTICS NCAT ASU First Downs 16 24 Rushes—Net Yards 39-167 43-255 Passing Yards 168 236 Passes (Comp-Att-Int) 11-19-2 22-28-0 335 491 Total Offense Fumbles—Lost 1-1 2-1 Penalties—Yards 5-51 6-65 Punts—Avg 4-42.5 1-69 Punt Returns-Yards 0-0 3-11 Kickoff Returns-Yards 9-175 2-42 Interception Returns-Yards 0-0 2-124 Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0 Third-Down Efficiency 4 of 12 10 of 14 Fourth-Down Efficiency 0 of 1 2 of 2 Possession Time 29:32 30:28 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING ­­— NCAT: Mayhew 17-68; Lewis 9-56; Drake 9-21; Raper 1-9; Kindle 1-8; Coles 1-5; Moore 1-0. ASU: Baker Boney 12-111; Cadet 7-71; Miller 10-32; Presley 7-24; Jackson 6-15; Peacock 1-2). PASSING — NCAT: Kindle 10-17-2, 165 yds; Lewis 1-2-0, 3 yds. ASU: Presley 19-23-0, 197 yds; Jackson 3-5-0, 39 yds. RECEIVING — NCAT: Miles 7-155; Raper 1-12; Coles 1-6; Drake 1-3; Mayhew 1-(-8). ASU: Quick 11-113; Miller 4-54; Cadet 2-22; Peacock 2-21; Jorden 1-19; Price 1-6; Washington 1-1.

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2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL GAME 3 • SEPTEMBER 17 vs. SAVANNAH STATE

SCORING SUMMARY TIGERS (0-3) MOUNTAINEERS (2-1)

6 41

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1 2 3 4 F 0 0 0 6 ­ — 6 10 17 7 7 — 41

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SCORING SUMMARY FIRST Quarter 12:20 ASU Travaris Cadet 2 run (Sam Martin kick) ASU 7, SSU 0 3:15 ASU Martin 41 field goal - ASU 10, SSU 0 SECOND QUARTER 8:10 ASU Brian Quick 48 pass from DeAndre Presley (Martin kick) - ASU 17, SSU 0 1:49 ASU Presley 2 run (Martin kick) - ASU 24, SSU 0 :00 ASU Martin 51 field goal - ASU 27, SSU 0 THIRD QUARTER 5:53 ASU Steven Miller 3 run (Martin kick) ASU 34, SSU 0 FOURTH QUARTER 10:51 SSU Antonio Bostick 10 run (Derek Williams kick blocked) - ASU 34, SSU 6 2:11 ASU Jamal Jackson 16 run (Drew Stewart kick) ASU 41, SSU 6 TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushes—Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (Comp-Att-Int) Total Offense Fumbles—Lost Penalties—Yards Punts—Avg Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Fumble Returns-Yards Third-Down Efficiency Fourth-Down Efficiency Possession Time 28:00

SSU ASU 17 19 25-41 44-234 244 186 24-47-1 11-18-0 285 420 3-1 1-0 4-45 5-44 7-37.6 5-47 0-0 2-21 7-128 2-12 0-0 1-14 0-0 0-0 5 of 17 2 of 10 2 of 3 1 of 1 32:00

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING — ­­ SSU: Bostick 11-37; Babb 6-13; Barnes 1-5; Kennedy 3-0; Defilippis 4-(-14). ASU: MIller 9-60; Baker Boney 8-58; McLean 5-48; Cadet 9-40; Presley 7-21; Jackson 4-19; TEAM 2-(-12). PASSING — SSU: Bostick 15-33-1, 136 yds; Defilippis 8-13-0, 81 yds; Williams 1-1-0, 27 yds. ASU: Presley 11-17-0, 186 yds; Jackson 0-1-0, 0 yds. RECEIVING — SSU: Cook 7-47; Lackey 4-62; Drummond 4-51; Heyward 3-34; Leggett 2-34; Strong 2-12; Thomas 1-4; Gantt 1-0. ASU: Quick 5-81; Peacock 3-37; Lott 1-30; Cadet 1-23; Washington 1-15.

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BOONE, N.C. - No. 3 Appalachian State University scored on five of its first seven possessions to grab a 27-0 halftime lead and never looked back en route to a 41-6 win over visiting Savannah State at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Appalachian (2-1) forced five punts and a turnover on Savannah State’s six first-half possessions and ASU’s offense countered with three touchdowns and two field goals before the break to grab the all-but-insurmountable 27-point advantage at the break. For the second week in a row, Appalachian made its opponent pay for the decision to defer after winning the opening coin toss. Savannah State (0-3) won the toss but elected to give the ball to the Mountaineers, who marched 68 yards in seven plays and took the lead for good just 2:40 into the ballgame on a two-yard touchdown run by Travaris Cadet. After ASU tacked on a 41-yard field goal by Sam Martin to make it 10-0, the momentum shifted entirely to the Mountaineers early in the second period, thanks to the play of true freshman defensive end James Robinson. Thanks to four completions by starting quarterback Alfred Defillipis, SSU drove all the way to the Appalachian 23 yard line and was threatening to cut into the Apps’ 10-point lead when Robinson sacked Defillipis on consecutive plays to push the Tigers out of scoring position and force a punt. The back-to-back bone-crushing sacks also knocked Defillipis, who had completed 8-of-13 passes for 81 yards in the first quarter, out of the ballgame. The Mountaineers went on to score on its final three possessions of the first half, first on a 48-yard touchdown pass from DeAndre Presley to Brian Quick, then on a two-yard scoring dive by Presley and finally on a 51-yard field goal by Martin on the final play of the opening half. An interception and 14-yard return by sophomore Rodger Walker set up a three-yard touchdown run by Steven Miller that stretched Appalachian’s lead to 34-0 and effectively ended the day for the Mountaineers’ starters less than 10 minutes into the second half. SSU ended ASU’s hopes for its first shutout in more than five years when backup quarterback Antonio Bostick scored on a 10-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter and Mountaineer backup signal-caller Jamal Jackson closed out the scoring with a 16-yard touchdown jaunt with just over two minutes to go. Appalachian outgained Savannah State by a 283-97 margin in the first half and 420-285 for the ballgame. Combined with last Saturday’s 58-6 rout over North Carolina A&T, the Mountaineers have held consecutive opponents to fewer than 10 points for the first time in 13 years. Presley highlighted the dominating performance on offense by completing 11-of-17 passes without an interception for 186 yards and a touchdown in less than three quarters of work. He also ran for 21 yards and a score and, in the process, became only the seventh player in ASU history with 5,000 yards of total offense in his career (5,125). Five of Presley’s 11 completions were hauled in by Quick, who racked up 81 yards and moved into sole possession of second place all-time at ASU with his 24th career touchdown reception. He needs just one more touchdown catch to match the 43-year old school record of 25, set by Bob Agle from 1965-68. Miller led ASU with 60 rushing yards on just nine carries, including a highlight-reel-worthy 30-yard gain that set up his three-yard touchdown run. Cedric Baker Boney added 58 yards on eight carries (7.2-yard averaged) and Terrence McLean chipped in with 48 yards on just five rushes (9.6 avg.) to pace the Mountaineers’ 234-yard rushing attack. Conversely, Appalachian’s defense limited Savannah State to just 41 yards on the ground, including only four in the first half. The Mountaineers tormented the Tigers in the backfield throughout the evening, finishing with 10 tackles for loss and six sacks. Robinson led the charge with two sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss, a quarterback hurry and a forced fumble. Linebacker Brandon Grier added 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack while true freshman Ronald Blair also had 1.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage and was in on a sack. Walker, safety Troy Sanders and linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough paced the Mountaineers with six tackles apiece. Bostick completed 15-of-33 passes for 136 yards and ran 11 times for 37 yards for Savannah State while SSU’s Vaughn Cornelia led all players with 11 tackles. NOTES: Appalachian has held back-to-back opponents to fewer than 10 points for the first time since 51-0 and 19-0 wins over VMI and Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 14 and Nov. 21, 1998 ... the six points allowed by ASU matches last week’s 58-6 win over N.C. A&T for the fewest points surrendered by the Mountaineers since their last shutout, a 41-0 win over Mars Hill on Sept. 16, 2006 ... ASU has won 12-consecutive regular-season home games (dating back to a 40-35 loss to McNeese State in the 2009 home opener) and is 57-4 in its last 61 home games overall ... in five night games at Kidd Brewer Stadium since 2007, ASU has won all five by an average score of 51-18 ... Appalachian is over .500 through three games for only the second time in the last four seasons ... ASU wore gold alternate jerseys for the first time this season and moved to 6-0 all-time when donning gold tops (all in the past three seasons) ... unlike past years, this season’s alternate jerseys will not be auctioned to fans but will rather become a regular part of ASU’s uniform rotation ... Martin’s 51-yard field goal on the last play of the first half was his second 51-yarder of the season and is tied for the seventh-longest field goal in school history ... Martin, who is also ASU’s punter, downed two punts inside the five yard line giving him five kicks downed inside the five this season ... Quick’s five catches moved him past Agle (146 career receptions) and into fourth place on ASU’s all-time list with 150 career receptions ... defensive back Ed Gainey and linebacker Lanston Tanyi did not participate due to a violation of team rules ... senior tight end Ben Jorden was dressed but did James Robinson had two sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss, a QB not play as he continues to recover from a head injury suffered the previous Saturday against N.C. A&T. hurry and a forced fumble in the 41-6 win over SSU.


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GAME 4 • SEPTEMBER 24 vs. CHATTANOOGA

NO. 13 CHATTANOOGA 12 NO. 3 APPALACHIAN 14 SCORING SUMMARY MOCS (0-3, 0-1) MOUNTAINEERS (2-1, 1-0)

1 2 3 4 F 0 3 3 6 ­— 12 0 0 7 7 — 14

KIDD BREWER STADIUM • BOONE, N.C. ATTENDANCE: 27,304 BOONE, N.C. - No. 3 Appalachian State University’s defense not only limited Chattanooga’s high-powered offense to just 12 points but also provided all of Appalachian’s scoring in a heart-stopping 14-12 win over the 13th-ranked Mocs at jam-packed Kidd Brewer Stadium. With Chattanooga threatening to stretch a 6-0 lead to a two-score advantage on the final play of the third quarter, Appalachian’s Rodger Walker scooped up an errant snap on a UTC field-goal attempt and returned the fumble 73 yards for a touchdown that gave ASU an improbable 7-6 lead going into the final period. Just 1:22 later, linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough intercepted a pass by Chattanooga’s B.J. Coleman and rumbled 46 yards for what proved to be the winning points. Buoyed by great field position after ASU was flagged for excessive celebration following Kimbrough’s score, Coleman bounced back from the costly interception to engineer a nine-play, 53-yard drive that culminated with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Sloan Allison that cut the Mountaineer lead to 14-12 with 9:51 to go. However, on the ensuing two-point-conversion attempt, UTC’s Marlon Anthony couldn’t overcome tight ASU coverage to catch a pass from Coleman and the Mountaineers maintained their two-point advantage. From there, Appalachian’s offense was able to pick up four crucial first downs over its final two possessions and run nearly seven-and-a-half minutes off the clock. The Mountaineers punted the ball back to Chattanooga with 42 seconds remaining in the ballgame but on the first play of the Mocs’ ensuing drive, true freshman cornerback Doug Middleton intercepted a wobby pass from Coleman at the UTC 40 yard line to seal the thrilling victory. In all, ASU’s defense limited UTC to 302 yards, nearly 50 below its average coming in, including just 32 yards on the ground, almost 100 fewer than it averaged over its first three games. Using a multitude of blitzes, Mountaineers punished Coleman throughout the afternoon, sacking him four times and hurrying him on seven more occasions. Appalachian also broke up 10 passes, as Coleman completed just 22 of his 42 attempts. Kimbrough led the stellar defensive performance with 11 tackles, two sacks, two-and-a-half tackles for loss, two pass break-ups and a quarterback hurry to go along with his first interception and touchdown of his career. Fellow junior linebacker Brandon Grier also tallied 11 tackles and cornerback Demetrius McCray had three pass break-ups to go along with a sack, forced fumble and a quarterback hurry. Offensively, the Mountaineers squandered a number of opportunities to put points on the board throughout the afternoon. ASU had at least one first down on eight of its 11 possessions (not counting when it took a knee on the final play of the game) and was in Chattanooga territory six times. However, three turnovers and a missed field goal stymied ASU, which did not score an offensive touchdown for the first time since a 24-0 loss at LSU in 2005. Despite throwing two interceptions for only the fourth time in his career, DeAndre Presley totaled 195 yards of offense (143 passing, 52 rushing) to lead Appalachian offensively. Travaris Cadet led all rushers with 63 yards and Brian Quick caught five passes for 65 yards. The win was ASU’s seventh-straight over Chattanooga but its second that required a late rally. The Mountaineers came back from a 21-point fourth quarter deficit to down the Mocs, 42-41, in last year’s season opener. In addition, Appalachian extended its home winning streak over the Mocs to 14 games and won for the 24th time in the last 27 meetings between the two squads. NOTES: Appalachian won its fourth SoCon opener in a row and its 18th-straight conference opener played at home (ASU’s last SoCon-opening loss in Boone was a 27-21 setback to Furman in 1982) ... ASU is 32-8 all-time in SoCon openers ... UTC has not won in Boone since a 30-9 triumph over the Mountaineers at then-Conrad Stadium on Oct. 8, 1983 ... Appalachian moved to 58-4 in its last 62 home games ... ASU is 34-10 in its last 44 games against nationally ranked FCS opponents, dating back to 2003 ... ASU’s scoreless first half was its first against an NCAA Division I FCS opponent since Oct. 16, 2004 at Georgia Southern ... Appalachian’s defense held an opponent to fewer than 50 rushing yards for the second-straight week (Savannah State had only 41 last Saturday against ASU) and the seventh time in the last 44 games (dating back to the second game of the 2008 season) ... FCS opponents are averaging just eight points per game against the Mountaineers this season ... prior to this season, the last time that three-consecutive Appalachian opponents combined to score fewer than 25 points was Nov. 1-15, 1997 when Chattanooga, VMI and Western Carolina managed just 21 total points (seven apiece) in ASU victories ... Quick moved ahead of former teammate Matt Cline into third all-time at ASU with 155 career receptions ... Quick is just 45 catches shy of the ASU record of 200, set by DaVon Fowlkes from 2001-04 ... Middleton made his first-career start at free safety in place of Patrick Blalock, who was not Rodger Walker’s 73-yard fumble return was the first of two defensive touchdowns dressed due to a thigh injury. that Appalachian scored in the final 15 minutes of its 14-12 win over UTC.

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SCORING SUMMARY SECOND QUARTER 1:08 UTC Nick Pollard 22 field goal - UTC 3, ASU 0 THIRD QUARTER 1:55 UTC Pollard 22 field goal - UTC 6, ASU 0 :00 ASU Rodger Walker 73 fumble recovery (Sam Martin kick) - ASU 7, UTC 6 FOURTH QUARTER 13:38 ASU Jeremy Kimbrough (Martin kick) ASU 14, UTC 6 9:51 UTC Sloan Allison 20 pass from B.J. Coleman (Coleman pass failed) - ASU 14, UTC 12 TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushes—Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (Comp-Att-Int) Total Offense Fumbles—Lost Penalties—Yards Punts—Avg Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Fumble Returns-Yards Third-Down Efficiency Fourth-Down Efficiency Possession Time

UTC ASU 21 15 30-32 40-141 270 143 22-42-2 12-22-2 302 284 2-1 1-1 1-15 7-83 6-47.2 7-42.4 0-0 1-3 2-43 4-73 2-3 2-69 0-0 1-73 7 of 18 5 of 14 0 of 1 0 of 0 30:32 29:28

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING — ­­ UTC: Green 15-36; Awuah 3-26; Tyson 5-13; Team 2-(-20); Coleman 5-(-23). ASU: Cadet 11-63; Presley 1852; Baker Boney 10-28; TEAM 1-(-2). PASSING — UTC: Coleman 22-42-2, 270 yds. ASU: Presley 12-22-2, 143 yds. RECEIVING — UTC: Anthony 6-48; Bradford 5-89; Veres 5-57; Green 3-29; Allison 1-20; Shafaat 1-16; Tyson 1-11. ASU: Quick 5-65; Peacock 2-44; Washington 2-20; Cadet 2-9; Jorden 1-5.

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2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL GAME 5 • OCTOBER 1 at WOFFORD

SCORING SUMMARY MOUNTAINEERS (3-2, 1-1) TERRIERS (3-1, 2-0)

14 28

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NO. 3 APPALACHIAN NO. 8 WOFFORD

1 2 3 4 F 7 0 0 7 ­— 14 14 0 7 7 — 28

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SCORING SUMMARY FIRST Quarter 9:00 WOF Mitch Allen 1 run (Christian Reed kick) WOF 7, ASU 0 3:16 WOF Dovovan Johnson 39 run (Kasey Redfern kick) WOF 14, ASU 0 :00 ASU DeAndre Presley 13 run (Sam Martin kick) WOF 14, ASU 7 THIRD QUARTER 3:04 WOF Johnson 7 run (Redfern kick) -WOF 21, ASU 7 FOURTH QUARTER 14:13 ASU Andrew Peacock 9 pass from Presley (Martin kick) - WOF 21, ASU 14 7:58 WOF Derek Boyce 19 run (Redfern kick) WOF 28, ASU 14 TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushes—Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (Comp-Att-Int) Total Offense Fumbles—Lost Penalties—Yards Punts—Avg Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Fumble Returns-Yards Third-Down Efficiency Fourth-Down Efficiency Possession Time

ASU WOF 17 24 26-101 71-388 146 19 19-32-0 2-4-1 247 407 0-0 1-1 2-10 8-45 2-40.0 1-15.0 0-0 0-0 4-130 2-63 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3 of 12 11 of 18 3 of 4 4 of 4 21:30 38:30

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING ­­— WOF: Breitenstein 33-173; Johnson 10-75; Boyce 4-49; Allen 18-48; Nocek 1-17; Bersin 1-11; Farrar 1-9; Dumire 1-6; Youman 2-0 ASU: Cadet 9-48; Miller 4-28; Baker Boney 4-14; Presley 9-11. PASSING — WOF: Allen 2-4-1, 19 yds. ASU: Presley 19-32-0, 146 yds. RECEIVING — WOF: Nocek 1-11; Boyce 1-8. ASU: Jorden 5-55; Peacock 4-37; Baker Boney 3-9; Quick 2-15; Washington 2-11; Miller 2-6; Cadet 1-13.

11-TIME SoCon CHAMPIONS

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – No. 3 Appalachian State University squandered a pair of red-zone opportunities and allowed Wofford to convert 11-of-18 third downs and 4-of-4 fourth downs in a 28-14 loss to the eighth-ranked Terriers at Gibbs Stadium. Appalachian’s second loss in its last 30 Southern Conference games snapped a three-game winning streak and dropped the Mountaineers to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in SoCon play. With Wofford (3-1, 2-0 SoCon) controlling the ball for 38:30, ASU had only eight offensive possessions and was in position to score on five of them. However, the Mountaineers, who came into the game tied for fourth nationally with an 85.7-percent red-zone touchdown rate, came away empty-handed twice after driving the ball inside Wofford’s 20 yard line. ASU left at least nine points on the field by missing all three of its field-goal attempts from 33, 52 and 33 yards. Despite the ineffectiveness in the red zone, Appalachian, which trailed 14-0 in the first quarter and 21-7 after three periods, pulled within a touchdown at 21-14 on Andrew Peacock’s nine-yard touchdown catch less than a minute into the fourth quarter. Momentum appeared to be shifting to the Mountaineers when on the ensuing kickoff, Wofford’s Stephon Shelton picked up an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for firing the ball at an ASU tackler after the play, leaving the Terriers backed up to their own 17 yard line. However, Wofford put the game away by driving 83 yards on 12 plays, capped by a 19-yard touchdown run that gave the Terriers a 28-14 lead with under eight minutes to play. Like they did throughout the ballgame, the Terriers did their biggest damage on third and fourth downs during the game-clinching series, converting a third down and a fourth down during the 12-play drive. In all, 157 of Wofford’s 407 total yards came on 22 third and fourth down plays. The proficiency allowed the Terriers to punt only once in the entire ballgame and run 17 more plays than the Mountaineers, which led to a 407247 advantage in total yardage. Boone native Eric Breitenstein led all rushers with 173 yards on 33 carries but it was Donovan Johnson, who carried 10 times for 75 yards (7.5 avg.) and two touchdowns, and Derek Boyce, who amassed 49 yards on just four rushes (12.2 avg.) that were the Mountaineers’ biggest nemeses throughout the afternoon. The Mountaineers were led offensively by DeAndre Presley, who completed 19-of-32 passes without an interception for 146 yards. Five of those passes were hauled in by tight end Ben Jorden, who had a season-high five receptions for 55 yards. Peacock chipped in with four catches for 37 yards. Senior Brian Quick, who had 17 catches for 426 yards and seven touchdowns in three previous meetings with Wofford, was limited to just 15 yards on two receptions. Defensively, linebacker John Rizor and Demery Brewer led all players with 10 tackles apiece. Brandon Grier and Lanston Tanyi added seven tackles each and Demetrius McCray intercepted one of Wofford’s four attempts. NOTES: ASU is 1-1 after two SoCon games for the third time in seven seasons — the previous two times (2005 and 2007), the Mountaineers went on to win SoCon and national championships ... Appalachian lost to Wofford for the first time since 2007 and only the fourth time since 1973 ... ASU dropped to 34-11 in its last 45 games versus nationally ranked NCAA Division I FCS opponents ... Jorden’s five receptions were one short of his career high of six, set versus South Carolina State in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Division I Football Championship ... despite a rough day on field-goal attempts, ASU punter/place kicker Sam Martin downed a punt inside the five yard line for the sixth time this season when his 53-yard kick late in the second quarter was downed on the Wofford two ... Rizor and Brewer both set career highs with their 10 tackles ... . the Mountaineers were without the services of starting middle linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough, who was serving a SoCon-issued one-game suspension for excessively celebrating on two occasions in the previous week’s emotional 14-12 win over Chattanooga ... defensive lineman Gordy Witte, Jr. and linebacker Jamal Ware left the game with ankle and shoulder Andrew Peacock’s nine-yard touchdown catch brought Appalachian within a injuries, respectively. touchdown in the fourth quarter of a 28-14 loss at No. 8 Wofford.


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GAME 6 • OCTOBER 15 at THE CITADEL

NO. 7 APPALACHIAN THE CITADEL SCORING SUMMARY MOUNTAINEERS (4-2, 2-1) BULLDOGS (2-4, 1-4)

49 42

1 2 3 4 F 14 21 14 0 ­— 49 7 7 14 14 — 42

JOHNSON HAGOOD STADIUM • CHARLESTON, S.C. ATTENDANCE: 14,154 CHARLESTON, S.C. - Making his first-career start, Jamal Jackson led Appalachian State University to a season-high 552 yards of total offense and a 49-42 victory over The Citadel at Johnson Hagood Stadium. Jackson completed his first 15 passes and led Appalachian (4-2, 2-1 SoCon) to touchdowns on seven of its first eight possessions to help ASU jump out to a commanding 49-14 lead midway through the third quarter. The Citadel (2-4, 1-4 SoCon) scored 28-straight points to cut the Mountaineer lead to just seven points with 6:10 to go but Appalachian put together a 13-play, 55-yard drive to milk the final six-plus minutes off the clock and seal the win. Starting in place of injured All-America signal-caller DeAndre Presley, Jackson completed 21-of-27 passes without an interception for 234 yards and three touchdowns in the triumph. ASU’s offense was also buoyed by two 100-yard rushers in Travaris Cadet, who carried 18 times for 133 yards, and Steven Miller, who also carried 18 times for 102 yards, and Brian Quick’s 131 receiving yards. After scoring only two offensive touchdowns in its last 23 possessions, Appalachian’s offense clicked from the get-go. The Mountaineers marched 82 yards in 10 plays on its opening series, never going deeper than second down and capping its most impressive drive in nearly a month with a five-yard touchdown run by Cedric Baker Boney. Helped by a 26-yard gain on a fake punt, The Citadel (2-4, 1-4 SoCon) evened the score at 7-7 on its ensuing possession but ASU answered with four more consecutive touchdown drives to take a commanding 35-14 lead on Ben Jorden’s three-yard TD catch with 1:18 to go in the second quarter. The Mountaineers’ only punt of the first half came with less than 10 seconds to play before halftime. It was more of the same for ASU immediately following the break, as it drove for touchdowns on its first two possessions of the second half to stretch its advantage to 49-14 midway through the third quarter. Things appeared to get even more comfortable for Appalachian when Demetrius McCray ended The Citadel’s next possession with his second interception of the year but, instead, the Bulldogs dominated the next 15 minutes of the ballgame to put the outcome in doubt. Thanks in large part to two ASU fumbles and a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown, The Citadel scored four touchdowns in a 12:28 span to cut the Mountaineer advantage from 49-14 to 49-42 with 6:10 to go. However, ASU responded to the score that brought the Bulldogs within one score by putting together perhaps its most critical drive of the season to date, driving 55 yards on 13 plays and, most importantly, milking the final 6:10 off the clock to seal the victory. Cadet carried seven times for 40 yards on the game-clinching drive and Jackson completed both of his passes, including a six-yard connection with Andrew Peacock on third down that kept the series alive. The Mountaineers had the ball on the Citadel one yard line with 59 seconds remaining but knelt twice to end the ballgame. In all, Appalachian outgained The Citadel, 552-349, including a season-best 318 rushing yards and 234-88 advantage in passing, and held a commanding 35:07-24:53 edge in time of possession. ASU also converted 9-of-15 third downs, its second-best percentage of the season. Defensively, Jeremy Kimbrough led Appalachian with 11 tackles while Dominique McDuffie turned in one of his finest games as a Mountaineer with eight tackles, including a tackle for loss, a pass break-up and a fumble recovery. With the victory, Appalachian moved to 20-1 in its last 21 games immediately following a same-season loss. NOTES: ASU had multiple 100-yard rushers in a game for the first time since a 49-7 win at Chattanooga on Nov. 7, 2008 (Armanti Edwards - 152, Baker Boney - 107 and Presley - 101) ... Quick’s second-quarter touchdown catch was the 25th of his career, moving him into a tie with Bob Agle (1965-68) for tops on ASU’s all-time touchdown receptions list ... Quick’s 100-yard game was his third of the season and ninth of his career ... Jorden’s second-quarter touchdown catch was the 14th of his career, tying him with Daniel Bettis (2002-06) for most ever by an Appalachian tight end ... junior punter Sam Martin’s downed a punt inside the five yard line for the seventh time this season with his 39-yard punt at the end of the first half ... ASU defeated The Citadel for the eighth-straight time and 17th time in their last 18 meetings ... the Mountaineers’ 28 first downs were the most surrendered by The Citadel since Tim Tebow-led Florida amassed 28 first downs against the Bulldogs in 2008 ... Appalachian won for the 29th time in its last 31 SoCon games and avoided suffering consecutive conference losses for the first time since 2002 ... ASU moved to 19-6 in games immediately following an open week in 23 seasons under head coach Jerry Moore ... Baker Boney (shoulder) and senior In his first-career start, Jamal Jackson completed 21-of-27 passes for 234 yards linebacker Demery Brewer left the game with injuries. and three touchdowns in a wild win at The Citadel.

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SCORING SUMMARY FIRST Quarter 8:26 ASU Cedric Baker Boney 5 run (Sam Martin kick) ASU 7, CIT 0 4:38 CIT VanDyke Jones 8 run (Ryan Sellers kick) ASU 7, CIT 7 1:54 ASU Steven Miller 13 run (Martin kick) ASU 14, CIT 7 SECOND QUARTER 12:50 ASU Tony Washington 28 pass from Jamal Jackson (Martin kick) - ASU 21, CIT 7 8:51 ASU Brian Quick 28 pass from Jackson (Martin kick) - ASU 28, CIT 7 6:54 CIT Aaron Miller 2 run (Sellers kick) ASU 28, CIT 14 1:18 ASU Ben Jorden 3 pass from Jackson (Martin kick) ASU 35, CIT 14 THIRD QUARTER 13:07 ASU Travaris Cadet 19 run (Martin kick) ASU 42, CIT 14 7:32 ASU Miller 14 run (Martin kick) - ASU 49, CIT 14 3:38 CIT Darien Robinson 24 run (Sellers kick) ASU 49, CIT 21 1:45 CIT Domonic Jones 7 blocked punt return (Sellers kick) - ASU 49, CIT 28 FOURTH QUARTER 11:28 CIT Miller 1 run (Sellers kick) - ASU 49, CIT 35 6:10 CIT Miller 2 run (Sellers kick) - ASU 49, CIT 42 TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushes—Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (Comp-Att-Int) Total Offense Fumbles—Lost Penalties—Yards Punts—Avg Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Fumble Returns-Yards Third-Down Efficiency Fourth-Down Efficiency Possession Time 24:53

ASU CIT 28 15 54-318 46-261 234 88 21-27-0 5-12-1 552 349 2-2 3-1 2-25 2-15 2-33.0 2-49.0 1-8 1-29 5-111 8-158 1-11 0-0 1-3 0-0 9 of 15 4 of 11 1 of 1 2 of 3 35:07

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING ­­— ASU: Cadet 18-133; Miller 18-102; Jackson 8-40; Peacock 2-26; Baker Boney 5-24; McLean 1-4; Team 2-(-11). CIT: Robinson 18-97; Miller 11-49; Anderson 2-45; Hardy 1-27; Jones 4-22; Dupree 7-13; Martin 1-10; Robertson 1-0; Team 1-(-2). PASSING — ASU: Jackson 21-27-0, 234 yds. CIT: Miller 2-7-1, 41 yds.; Dupress 2-4-0, 43 yds.; Caldwell 1-1-0, 34 yds. RECEIVING — ASU: Quick 8-131; Peacock 5-39; Cadet 3-15; Baker Boney 2-13; Washington 1-28; Miller 1-5; Jorden 1-3. CIT: Adams 3-28; Hardy 1-34; Brown 1-26.

11-TIME SoCon CHAMPIONS


2012 Appalachian State FOOTBALL GAME 7 • OCTOBER 22 vs. SAMFORD

SCORING SUMMARY BULLDOGS (4-3, 2-3) MOUNTAINEERS (5-2, 3-1)

17 35

2011 IN REVIEW

SAMFORD NO. 6 APPALACHIAN

1 2 3 4 F 3 7 0 7 ­— 17 0 21 7 7 — 35

KIDD BREWER STADIUM • BOONE, N.C. ATTENDANCE: 28,912

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SCORING SUMMARY FIRST Quarter 7:28 SAM Cameron Yaw 39 field goal - SAM 3, ASU 0 SECOND QUARTER 14:00 ASU Jamal Jackson 2 run (Drew Stewert kick) ASU 7, SAM 3 7:08 ASU Travaris Cadet 5 run (Stewert kick) ASU 14, SAM 3 2:38 SAM Riley Hawkins 9 pass from Dustin Tallaferro (Yaw kick) - ASU 14, SAM 10 1:14 ASU Brian Quick 69 pass from Jackson (Stewart kick) - ASU 21, SAM 10 THIRD QUARTER 10:38 ASU Tony Washington 41 pass from Jackson (Stewart kick)-ASU 28, SAM 10 FOURTH QUARTER 12:56 ASU Cadet 12 run (Stewart kick) - ASU 35, SAM 10 11:06 SAM Chris Cephus 32 pass from Ben Neill (Yaw kick) - ASU 35, SAM 17 TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushes—Net Yards Passing Yards Passes (Comp-Att-Int) Total Offense Fumbles—Lost Penalties—Yards Punts—Avg Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Fumble Returns-Yards Third-Down Efficiency Fourth-Down Efficiency Possession Time

SAM ASU 21 26 28-84 42-229 296 290 29-44-2 19-30-1 380 519 1-1 2-1 4-30 4-30 7-37.9 4-37.2 1-8 2-29 5-122 3-79 1-0 2-47 0-0 1-15 7 of 15 7 of 14 0 of 0 1 of 1 27:20 32:40

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING ­­— SAM: Truss 16-65; Tallaferro 17-18; Robinson 3-4; Sillers 1-(-1); Pope 1-(-2). ASU: Cadet 22-139; Miller 11-44; Jackson 7-40; Peacock 2-6. PASSING — SAM: Tallaferro 27-42-2, 253 yds; Pope 1-1-0, 11 yds; Neill 1-1-0, 32 yds. ASU: Jackson 19-30-1, 290 yds. RECEIVING — SAM: Cephus 6-81; Pope 6-53; Hawkins 4-72; Robinson 3-6; Davis 2-31; Strider 2-13; Truss 2-5; Tallaferro 1-11; Jordan 1-9; Gates 1-8; Clay 1-7. ASU: Washington 6-78; Quick 4-100; Peacock 3-55; Miller 3-36; Cadet 2-11; Jorden 1-10.

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BOONE, N.C. - No. 6 Appalachian State University scored 21 points in a 12:46 span of the second quarter to turn 3-0 deficit into a 21-10 halftime lead and cruised to a 35-17 win over visiting Samford at Kidd Brewer Stadium. With the win, Appalachian moved to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in Southern Conference play going into a colossal showdown versus No. 1 Georgia Southern (7-0, 5-0 SoCon) at The Rock. With No. 5 Wofford’s 26-21 loss at Furman, ASU controls its own destiny in its quest for an unprecedented seventh-straight SoCon championship. Appalachian dominated the action from the get-go but a pair of turnovers deep in Samford territory and a missed field goal left the Mountaineers empty-handed. Samford took advantage of the ASU miscues to take a 3-0 lead on Cameron Yaw’s 39-yard field goal midway through the first quarter. The Mountaineers’ dominance finally began to pay dividends in the second period, as they put together threestraight drives of 74 yards or more to erase the 3-0 deficit and take a commanding 21-10 lead. The second-quarter blitz began when quarterback Jamal Jackson capped a nine-play, 74-yard drive with a two-yard touchdown run to give Appalachian its first lead of the afternoon at 7-3. One series later, ASU marched 84 yards on seven plays, buoyed by 18 and 13-yard runs by Travaris Cadet and a 27-yard gain on a screen pass to Steven Miller. Cadet closed out the impressive drive with a five-yard touchdown run to stretch the ASU advantage to 14-3. Samford (4-3, 2-3 SoCon) appeared to regain a bit of momentum when it cut the lead to 14-10 with 2:38 to go in the first half but Appalachian quickly turned the tables back in its favor five plays later when Jackson hit Brian Quick in stride over the middle and Quick sped untouched past several Bulldog defenders for a 69-yard touchdown. The score not only gave the Mountaineers a 21-10 lead going into halftime but was also the 26th of Quick’s career, breaking the 43-year-old ASU record for touchdown receptions in a career, previously held by Bob Agle (1965-68). Appalachian put the game away for all intents and purposes on its second possession of the second half when, after a 37-yard punt return by Cadet gave the Mountaineers terrific field position in Samford territory, Jackson found Tony Washington for a 41-yard touchdown strike that stretched the Mountaineers’ advantage to 28-10. ASU erased any doubts about the final outcome when it put together a clock-milking, 13-play, 86-yard touchdown drive that spanned 6:41 late in the third quarter and early in the fourth that extended its lead to 35-10. The back-breaking drive was highlighted by 20-yard completions to both Washington and Andrew Peacock and capped by Cadet’s second touchdown run of the day from 12 yards out. In all, Appalachian’s offense racked up over 500 yards of offense for the second-straight week, outgaining Samford, 519-380, and averaging 7.2 yards per snap. The balanced ASU attack included 290 passing yards and 229 yards on the ground. Cadet and Quick led the onslaught with 139 yards on 22 carries and 100 yards on four receptions, respectively. The 100-yard game was the 10th of Quick’s career and his fourth this season while Cadet surpassed the century mark for the fifth time overall and first time in back-to-back games (he rushed for 133 yards in the previous week’s win at The Citadel). Jackson completed 19-of-30 passes for a career-high 290 yards and two touchdowns with six of his completions going to Washington, who amassed 78 yards. Despite the offensive fireworks, the story of the day may have been senior DeAndre Presley. After having a string of 18-straight starts at quarterback snapped last week at The Citadel due to a shoulder injury, Presley started at right cornerback on Saturday after less than one week of practice at the new position. Presley made his presence on the defensive side of the ball known just seven plays into the game when he leveled Samford’s Kelsey Pope, causing a fumble that was recovered by the Mountaineers. Presley went on to finish with six solo tackles to go along with the forced fumble in his first-ever defensive action. Jeremy Kimbrough and Troy Sanders led Appalachian with nine tackles apiece with Kimbrough adding a sack, one-and-a-half tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. Rodger Walker had two interceptions for the Mountaineers. ASU limited Samford to just 84 rushing yards, marking the third time in seven games this season that an opponent failed to rush for 100 yards against the Mountaineers. Samford’s Dustin Taliaferro completed 27-of-42 for 253 yards but threw for just one touchdown and was picked off twice. Fabian Truss, who came into the contest ranked fourth in the SoCon and 25th nationally with 98.2 rushing yards per game, managed just 65 yards on 16 carries. NOTES: Appalachian moved to 30-2 in its last 32 SoCon games ... the win was ASU’s 15th-straight regularseason home victory ... the Mountaineers moved to 59-4 in its last 63 home games overall ... the crowd of 28,912 was the ninth-largest in Kidd Brewer Stadium history ... ASU won for the ninth-straight time on homecoming and is now 37-11-2 in 50 all-time homecoming games played at The Rock ... Appalachian moved to 7-0 all-time when wearing gold jerseys, including 2-0 in this year’s incarnation of the alternate third jersey ... Appalachian moved to 4-0 against Samford since the Bulldogs joined the SoCon in 2008 and 5-1 all-time versus SU ... ASU remains as the only SoCon team that Samford has Travaris Cadet rushed for a season-high 139 yards and scored two touchdowns in not beaten in four years in the league. the Mountaineers’ 35-17 homecoming win over Samford.


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GAME 8 • OCTOBER 29 vs. GEORGIA SOUTHERN

NO. 1 GA. SOUTHERN NO. 5 APPALACHIAN SCORING SUMMARY EAGLES (7-1, 5-1) MOUNTAINEERS (6-2, 4-1)

17 24

1 2 3 4 F 0 3 7 7 ­— 17 7 10 0 7 — 24

KIDD BREWER STADIUM • BOONE, N.C ATTENDANCE: 30,018 BOONE, N.C. - Brian Quick scored the go-ahead touchdown on an acrobatic 15-yard catch with 9:24 to go and Appalachian State University’s defense made the lead stand up in the Mountaineers’ 24-17 win over No. 1 Georgia Southern at jam-packed Kidd Brewer Stadium. With its first win over a top-ranked team in 12 years, Appalachian (6-2, 4-1 SoCon) gained the inside track on winning an unprecedented seventh-straight Southern Conference championship and handed Georgia Southern (7-1, 5-1 SoCon) its first loss of the year. In front of 30,018 black-clad, boisterous fans on Black Saturday at The Rock, the Mountaineer