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2011 MEDIA GUIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS

GEORGIA SOUTHERN ATHLETICS MISSION Intercollegiate athletics, as an integral part of Georgia Southern University, strives to maintain a strong program involving the most athletically talented student-athletes in the context of the University Mission as a student-centered institution that nurtures a fulfilling college experience. Athletics is controlled through an established set of checks and balances among the President, the Faculty Athletics Representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the University Athletics Committee, and the Athletics Director to assure institutional control of athletics and compliance with NCAA, state and federal rules and regulations. While never relinquishing the institution’s priority as a regional, state university, the intercollegiate athletics program assures NCAA Division I and the Southern Conference of which it is a member, its commitment to student-athlete recruitment, whose scope covers not only the State of Georgia and the southeast United States, but also the nation and world, in an attempt to bring the highest caliber student-athletes possible to the program. The Athletics Department is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of cultural and ethnic differences, engages in affirmative recruitment and retention of women and minorities among its staff and student-athletes, and through programs of its own and through the University in general, offers support to these members of the University community.

GENERAL INFORMATION 1 2 3 4-5 5-6 8 9 10 11-13 14-15 16 17 18

Table of Contents General Information 2011 & 2012 Schedules / 2010 Results Paulson Stadium Gene Bishop Field House Dan J. Parrish, Sr. Football Center Cowart Building / Athletic Foundation Proposed Football Operations Center Georgia Southern University Traditions Iron Works Sports Medicine Student-Athlete Services

PREVIEWING 2011 16-19 20-21 22 23 24 25 26

2011 Season Outlook 2011 Numerical Roster 2011 A-Z Roster, Pronunciation Guide Depth Chart Personnel Analysis Geographical Roster Preseason Notes

MEET THE EAGLES 31-62

Player Profiles

COACHING & SUPPORT STAFF 64-66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82

CREDITS The 2011 Georgia Southern University Football media guide was published by Georgia Southern Athletics Media Relations Department. Layout/Design: Rosemary Carter Contributing Editors, Writers and Researchers: Georgia Southern Athletics Media Relations Department Staff past and present - Matt Brown, Rosemary Carter, Mark McClellan, Tom MeClellan, Pat Osterman, Hank Schomber, Barrett Gilham, Georgia Southern Radio Network (Chris Blair), Georgia Southern Office of Marketing and Communications, Football coaching staff and Director of Athletics Sam Baker and Dr. Zeb Baker. Special thanks to Andrew Agan, Dion DuBose, Charlie Edwards, Carter Jones, Javon Mention, Daniel Sallerson, Roderick Tinsley for countless hours working on research projects to include additional details to several sections.

Head Coach Jeff Monken Coach Brent Davis Coach Jack Curtis Coach Mitch Ware Coach Brett Gilliland Coach C. Ray Gregory Coach Lamont Seward Coach Shawn Quinn Coach Orlando Mitjans, Jr. Coach John Scott, Jr. Coach Victor Cabral Coach Tom Melton Brandon Howard / Robbie Jackson Justin Matlage / Stewart Carter Keith Roughton / Jeff Blythe Director of Athletics Sam Baker University President Brooks Keel

2011 OPPONENTS 84 85 86 87 88 89 90-91 92 93 94 95-96 97 98

Photography: Frank Fortune, Lori Grice, Shawn Pelham, Jinks Durden, Willis Glassgow, Wingate Downs, Paul Barkley, Mike Featherstone and Gil Riggs.

Samford / Tusculum Western Carolina / Elon Chattanooga / Furman Presbyterian / Appalachian State The Citadel / Wofford Alabama / NCAA Playoffs Series Records vs. Opponents NCAA Playoffs SoCon Playoff History SoCon Championship Profile Year-by-Year SoCon Standings Southern Conference 2011 Opponent Composite Schedule

2010 IN REVIEW

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Game 11 – Furman Game 12 – South Carolina State Game 13 – William & Mary Game 14 – Wofford Game 15 – Delaware

2010 STATISTICS 116 117 117-118 119 120 121-122 123 124 125 126-127 128-129 130-131 132 133 134

Results & Honors Team Statistics Individual Statistics Defensive Statistics Superlatives Game-by-Game Team Statistics Miscellaneous Statistics Game-by-Game Starters Plays of 20-plus Yards Scoring Summaries SoCon Team Statistics SoCon Individual Statistics SoCon Standings / Results All-Southern Conference Teams Eagle Football Alumni Association

THE PROGRAM 136-141 142-143 144-145 146-147 148 149 150-151 152 153-156 157 158 159-160 161-167 168-170 171 172-173 174-176 177 178-179 180-181 182-183 184-185 186-187 188-189 190-193 194-195 196 197 198 199

Individual Records Team Records / Overtime Playoff Records Paulson Stadium Records Annual Leaders Annual Statistical Analysis / Attendance National Statistical Leaders NCAA Records Outstanding Games The Last Time… Coaching Records / Series Records Final Polls Year-By-Year Results All-America Selections All-SoCon Selections Modern Era Roster Numbers Modern Era Lettermen Eagles in the Pros 1985 National Championship 1986 National Championship 1989 National Championship 1990 National Championship 1999 National Championship 2000 National Championship Other Playoff Appearances Erk Russell Tribute Retired Jersey #8 Tracy Ham Retired Jersey #3 Adrian Peterson Walter Payton winner Jayson Foster Paul Johnson Accomplishments

MEDIA INFORMATION

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Media Guidelines Covering the Eagles Georgia Southern Radio Network Eagles in Televised Games Athletics Department Directory Athletics Department Staff Georgia Southern Head Coaches

Game 1 – Savannah State Game 2 – Navy Game 3 – Coastal Carolina Game 4 – Elon Game 5 – Wofford Game 6 – Chattanooga Game 7 – The Citadel Game 8 – Samford Game 9 – Appalachian State Game 10 – Western Carolina

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GENERAL INFORMATION School................................. Georgia Southern University Location................................................... Statesboro, Ga. Founded..............................................December 1, 1906 Enrollment..............................................................19,691 Nickname...............................................................Eagles Colors....................................................... Blue and White Home Stadium...... Allen E. Paulson Stadium (c. 18,000) Playing Surface...................Natural Grass (Bermuda Tift) Conference.........................................................Southern President............................................. Dr. Brooks A. Keel Alma Mater, Year..............................Augusta State, 1978 Athletics Director.............................................Sam Baker Alma Mater, Year........................... James Madison, 1974 Athletics Department Phone....................... 912-478-5047 Ticket Office Phone.................................... 912-478-9467 Web Address..............www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com Social Media.......................... Facebook.com/GSAthletics Twitter.com/GSAthletics for score updates............ Twitter.com/GSScores HISTORY First Year of Football.................................................1924 (no football from 1942-1981) Modern Era Record (Years).......................266-104-1 (29) All-Time Playoff Record............................................41-11 National Championships.................................................6 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1999, 2000 No. Years in NCAA Tournament/Last....................17/2010 Last Results (2010).....................3-1 NCAA FCS Playoffs vs. #11/12 South Carolina State, W 41-16 at #4/4 William & Mary, W 31-15 at #6/7Wofford, W 23-20 at #5/5 Delaware, L 10-27 TEAM INFORMATION 2010 Record................................................................ 10-5 2010 SoCon Record.......................................... 5-3 (T-3rd) Final Ranking........ 6 FCS Coaches/5 The Sports Network Basic Offense.................................................Triple Option Basic Defense............................................................... 4-3 Letterwinners Returning.... 48 (Off.- 19, Def. - 25, Spec. 4) Letterwinners Lost.................... 12 (Off. 7, Def. 4, Spec. 1) Starters Returning...................23 (Off. 11, Def. 9, Spec. 3) Starters Lost 2 (Off. 0, Defense 2, Spec. 0) ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS Barrett Gilham, Interim Athletics Media Relations Director Main Phone................................................ 912-478-5239 Direct Phone / Cell Phone........912-478-5448 / 678-5051 E-mail address................ bgilham@georgiasouthern.edu Assistant Director.......................................AJ Henderson E-mail....................... ajhenderson@georgiasouthern.edu Media Relations Assistant...........................Charlie Jones E-mail address.........charlesjones@georgiasouthern.edu Fax............................................................. 912-478-0046 Press Box Phone........................................ 912-478-3896

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COACHING STAFF Head Coach.................................................. Jeff Monken Alma Mater/Year............................................Millikin/1989 Record at Georgia Southern (Years)........... 10-5, .667 (1) Career Record (Years)................................10-5, .667 (1) Football Office Phone................................. 912-478-5522 Best Time to Reach Coach........ Contact Media Relations Coaches Teleconference.......Tuesday mornings (SoCon) ASSISTANT COACHES (alpha order) (Alma mater /Year/Responsibilities-Yrs): Vic Cabral (Georgia Southern, 2006) Defensive Line – 2nd Year Jack Curtis (Evangel,1988) Defensive Coordinator/Safeties – 1st Year Brent Davis (Georgia, 1997) Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line – 2nd Year Brett Gilliland (West Georgia, 2004) Tight Ends – 2nd Year C. Ray Gregory (Emory & Henry, 1986) Slotbacks – 2nd Year John Scott, Jr. (Western Carolina, 2000) Defensive Line/Special Teams Coordinator – 2nd Year Lamont Seward (Western Carolina, 2003) Wide Receivers – 2nd Year Orlando Mitjans, Jr. (Northeastern, 1982) Cornerbacks – 2nd Year Shawn Quinn (Carson-Newman, 1995) Linebackers/Recruiting Coordinator – 2nd Year Mitch Ware (Southeast Missouri, 1980) Quarterbacks/Fullbacks – 2nd Year with current staff 6th year overall at Georgia Southern SUPPORT STAFF Assistant AD/Performance............................. Tom Melton Video Coordinator...............................Matthew Hammock Football Athletic Trainer...........................Robbie Jackson Assistant Athletic Trainer........................... Justin Matlage Equipment Manager.................................. Stewart Carter Paulson Turf Management...........................Joshua Heidt Administrative Assistant................................Lisa Kingery


2011 SCHEDULE

Date

Opponent (2010 Record)

Location Birmingham, Ala. TUSCULUM (6-5) PAULSON STADIUM WESTERN CAROLINA * (2-9) PAULSON STADIUM at Elon * (6-5) Elon, N.C. CHATTANOOGA * (6-5) PAULSON STADIUM FURMAN * (5-6) PAULSON STADIUM PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE (2-9) PAULSON STADIUM at Appalachian State * (10-3) Boone, N.C. THE CITADEL * (HC) (3-8) PAULSON STADIUM at Wofford * (10-3) Spartanburg, S.C. at Alabama (10-3) Tuscaloosa, Ala.

SEPTEMBER 3 at Samford * (4-7)

10 24 OCTOBER 1 8 15 22 29 NOVEMBER 5 12 19 All times Eastern. Times subject to change

Time Series 7 p.m. Tied 3-3 6 p.m. First Meeting 6 p.m. GS leads 19-2 TBA GS leads 8-3 6 p.m. GS leads 20-4 6 p.m. GS leads 14-8 2 p.m. GS leads 2-0 TBA GS trails 12-13-1 2 p.m. GS leads 16-4 TBA GS leads 10-7 TBA First Meeting

* Southern Conference game

2012 SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER 1 JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY

8 22 29 OCTOBER 6 12 20 27 NOVEMBER 3 10 17

The Citadel * SAMFORD * ELON * at Western Carolina * WOFFORD * at Furman * at Chattanooga * APPALACHIAN STATE * HOWARD UNIVERSITY at Georgia

Times subject to change

PAULSON STADIUM Charleston, S.C. PAULSON STADIUM PAULSON STADIUM Cullowhee, N.C. PAULSON STADIUM Greenville, S.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. PAULSON STADIUM PAULSON STADIUM Athens, Ga.

* Southern Conference game

2010 RESULTS NCAA FCS SEMIFINALIST • 10-5 OVERALL, 5-3 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE

Date Rank Opponent (Opponent Rank) RV/RV SAVANNAH STATE 11 RV/RV at Navy 18 RV/RV at Coastal Carolina 25 24/RV ELON * (10/11) OCTOBER 9 13/16 WOFFORD* (25/21) 16 18/21 at Chattanooga * 23 RV/RV at The Citadel * 30 RV/RV SAMFORD * NOVEMBER 6 RV/RV APPALACHIAN STATE * (1/1) 13 RV/RV at Western Carolina * 20 22/20 at Furman * 27 22/20 SOUTH CAROLINA STATE # (11/12) DECEMBER 4 22/20 at William & Mary # (4/4) 11 22/20 at Wofford # (6/7) 18 22/20 at Delaware # (5/5)

SEPTEMBER 4

Location Result Statesboro W 48-3 at Annapolis, Md. L 7-13 at Conway, S.C. W 43-26 Statesboro W 38-21 Statesboro L 31-33 Chattanooga, Tenn. L 27-35 Charleston, S.C. W 20-0 Statesboro L 13-20 Statesboro W 21-17 OT Cullowhee, N.C. W 28-6 Greenville, S.C. W 32-28 Statesboro W 41-16 Williamsburg, Va. W 31-15 Spartanburg, S.C. W 23-20 Newark, Del. L 10-27

Att. 20,430 33,391 8,857 18,302 21,403 17,414 10,385 15,341 20,073 6,244 11,781 11,577 8,243 11,823 10,317

* Southern Conference game

Rankings (Coaches poll/TSN), Georgia Southern had rankings of Coaches 16, Sports Network 19 for the poll dated Sept. 27 and was idle on Oct. 2. The last regular-season poll was released Nov. 22. In the final polls, Georgia Southern was 6th in the Coaches poll, 5th in the Sports Network poll.

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PAULSON STADIUM

Allen E. Paulson Stadium was dedicated on Sept. 29, 1984 with a 48-11 rout of Liberty Baptist. The game was a fitting end to four years of planning and hard work – four years of dreaming of one of the finest football facilities in America. The phrase “The Prettiest Little Stadium in America” was coined by former head coach Erk Russell. Constructed at a cost of $4.7 million, Paulson Stadium currently seats 18,000 spectators while permanent light fixtures were added prior to the 1994 season. The stadium features a prescription athletic turf playing field, special climate controlled VIP boxes with spacious interiors, private restrooms and food service areas. Prior to the start of the 2005 season, a brick façade was built along the walls of Paulson Stadium while the video scoreboard was also surrounded with a brick garden/ façade. Paulson Stadium reflects and enhances the growing importance of Georgia Southern University and Southeast Georgia, an importance symbolized by the area’s economic and educational impact on the state and nation. The stadium is named for the late Allen E. Paulson, who donated more than $1 million toward construction of the facility. In 2007 Georgia Southern University renamed the area surrounding Paulson Stadium as ‘Erk Russell Athletic Park.’

PAULSON STADIUM FACTS

Layout: East-West Capacity: 18,000 Initial start date: First shovel – 1983; Opening Game – Sept. 29, 1984 Surface: Prescription Athletic Turf with special Tift Bermuda on a clay, sand and gravel base over an elaborate drainage system. Miscellaneous: 26 private booster boxes, film deck and a 50-seat working press area. First Opponent: Liberty Baptist, Sept. 29, 1984 First Win: 48-11 vs. Liberty Baptist, Sept. 29, 1984 First NCAA FCS Playoff Win: 27-0 vs. Jackson State, Nov. 30, 1985 First Loss: 35-10 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Sept. 14, 1985 First NCAA FCS Playoff Loss: 24-17 vs. Furman, Dec. 15, 2001 All-Time Record: 157-31 (.835) / 133-21 afternoon, 24-10 night All-Time Playoff Record: 30-3 (.909) First Score: 36-yard run by Tracy Ham vs. Liberty Baptist (13:44, 1st quarter) First 100 Yard Rusher: 104 by Melvin Bell vs. Liberty Baptist First Shutout: 34-0 vs. Tennessee Tech, Oct. 5, 1985

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BISHOP FIELD HOUSE

Dr. Gene Bishop addressed the Eagle fans gathered for the dedication of the Gene Bishop Field House in September 2006. Thanks to the generous contribution from Gene Bishop, former Athletic Foundation Chairman of the Board, Georgia Southern University finished construction on the Bishop Field House at Paulson Stadium prior to the start of the 2006 football season. Bishop’s affiliation to Georgia Southern goes back more than

20 years and his loyalty to the University and athletics department provided for two showcase landmarks on campus - the Gene Bishop Field House and the Eugene M. Bishop Alumni Center. Bishop passed away in March 2011. Construction of the Gene Bishop Field House took place in the west endzone of Paulson Stadium. The Field House measures 13,600 total square feet and includes: new locker rooms, meeting and hospitality space. The home locker room can accommodate 90 players while the visitor locker room has space for 75 players. Around 400 members socialize in the Field House prior to home football games, and the pep rally luncheons were a big hit last year. The Field House can hold any type of meetings, socials or luncheons – including recent Georgia Southern Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. On December 7, 2009, members of the media and fans filled the Bishop Field House as Director of Athletics Sam Baker introduced Jeff Monken as Georgia Southern’s football coach. The building also houses the Athletics Hall of Fame display. With his generous contribution, Bishop now holds the distinction as the single largest contributor to the Georgia Southern Athletics Department and is one of the

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largest contributors to the University. The Eugene M. Bishop Alumni Center opened summer of 2009 on Akins Boulevard, just a short distance from Erk Russell Athletic Park and the epicenter of gameday Saturdays. In 2003 the Southern Conference began the Distinguished Service Award program to recognize individuals who have made a great impact on their respective conference institution. Dr. Bishop was the first from Georgia Southern to receive the award. “Gene Bishop has made great contributions to the success of Georgia Southern University and the Department of Athletics, both financially and through his leadership as the Athletic Foundation’s Chairman of the Board. He truly loves Georgia Southern,” said Sam Baker, Director of Athletics. “This Field House will stand as a great tribute to Gene Bishop, symbolizing his much appreciated friendship with the University and Athletics Department. The Field House certainly enhances Paulson Stadium.” Those interested in being part of the game-day festivities inside Bishop Field House can contact the Athletic Foundation at (912) 478-5520 for more information.


GENE BISHOP FIELD HOUSE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY (From Left-Right) John Lavender, University President Dr. Bruce Grube, University Vice President Joe Franklin, Nancy Addison, Dr. Gene Bishop, Gray Bishop, Traci Bishop, Robert Hagan and Richard Hinman.

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PARRISH CENTER

En tr ance The Dan J. Parrish, Sr. Football Center, completed in November 2000, was among the first new facilities on a list of impressive additions for Georgia Southern Athletics. The nearly 12,000 square foot building sits between Hanner Fieldhouse and the practice fields. The Parrish Center houses 10 coaches’ offices, state-of-the-art XOS video system, staff meeting rooms, team meeting rooms, staff locker room, memorabilia from past championships, pictorial displays commemorating all-conference and all-America honorees, reception and recruiting areas, and, of course, six national championship trophies. The hallways of the Parrish Center are lined with All-America honors and images of former Eagle greats in action. Located near the team meeting room is a tribute to Coack Russell, the father of Georgia Southern Football, which includes some of his personal coaching items, photographs, rare memorabilia and cigar boxes.

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mee ting Room


COWART BUILDING ATHLETIC FOUNDATION & TICKET OFFICE

JOHN MULHERIN

Opened in June 2000, the Troy A and Mozelle Cowart Building serves as the headquarters for the Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation and for the Athletics Ticket Office. Located at 203 Lanier Drive in Statesboro, fans can purchase season and singlegame tickets in person during the week or on game days or call (912) 478-9467 or 1-800-478-9467 for assistance. Helping provide scholarship and fundraising support for the Athletics Department, the Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation wants to fulfull the goal of every Eagle student-athlete winning a championship ring and earning their degree. For more information on how to donate to the Eagle Fund, contact (912) 478-5520 or visit ringsanddiplomas.com.

President, Athletic Foundation

DAVID BEAUBIEN Executive Director, Eagle Fund

GORDON HUNTER Eagle Fund Special Projects Coordinator

FRANK HOOK

Director of Donor Relations

DEE PARKER

Records Manager Athletic Foundation

CAROLINE BEVILLARD

Eagle Fund Program Coordinator

JOHN RAMFJORD Ticket Manager

KATHRYN BRYANT Office Manager Athletic Foundation

LINDSEY RANDOLPH

Atlanta Regional Development Director

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s tadium side PROPOSED Football Operations Center

L anier Drive side

Discussions to expand the operations center for the Eagle Football program began in 2010.The proposed new facility, a landmark project for Georgia Southern Athletics, would provide space for the essential functions for the program in one central building – locker rooms, meeting rooms, coaches offices, athletic performance, athletic training and equipment. In addition to furnishing the day-to-day needs of the program, the building will would provide ample space to honor Georgia Southern Football legends and history with Hall of Fame exhibit area with artifacts and images.

Project specifications 53,000 total square feet

First Floor Locker rooms, athletic performance area and weight room, athletic training room, equipment room and laundry room.

Second Floor Coaches’ offices, players’ lounge, team meeting rooms, video production area, lobby and hall of fame area.

Outdoor components Viewing veranda, scoreboard on stadium facade, walkway/terrace on Lanier Drive.

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For more information on gift opportunities for the Football operations center, please call the Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation at 912-478-5520.


GEORGIA SOUTHERN

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University provides a unique educational experience where students are able to take advantage of all of the benefits of a large university without sacrificing the personal touches of a smaller college.

• 2011 enrollment of 20,000+ • Economic impact of more than $700 million for region • A Day for Southern raised more than $1.4 million • Students volunteer more than 26,000 service hours Rendering of new biological sciences building to open spring 2013

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This is Georgia Southern

Both Forbes and U.S. News and World Report consistently include Georgia Southern in their annual reports on America’s best colleges. The University’s Graduate School was selected in its category by U.S. News and World Report.

Ranked the fourth-most popular university in the country by U.S. News and World Report, Georgia Southern joined Harvard, Stanford and others in the rankings that featured the top 20 most popular universities based on yield, calculating the number of students who apply and then decide to enroll.

Georgia Southern University has been approved to offer three new engineering degrees this fall, making it one of the only institutions in the state to offer Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Georgia Southern was presented with the University System of Georgia’s Regents Facilities Award for Excellence, recognizing the campus’ longterm commitment to campus design and master planning. The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council both named Georgia Southern University one of the nation’s top eco-friendly campuses.

The Princeton Review cited the College of Business Administration as one of the “Best 300 Business Schools” in the nation for the fifth straight year. The publication also recognized the MBA program as one of the best in the country.

Chick-fil-A CEO and Georgia Southern alum Dan Cathy delivered the Commencement address to more than 2,200 graduating seniors and an over-capacity crowd at Paulson Stadium this past spring. Cathy inspired the Class of 2011 to be a proponent of change and encouraged the graduates to continue to be students throughout their life.

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As the largest and most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia, Georgia Southern University continues to set the bar for academic excellence. During the past decade, Georgia Southern has shown growth in size and scope that has led to recognition by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top five most popular universities in the nation. Georgia Southern continues to be one of the top choices in the state for new freshmen and HOPE scholars, with a record enrollment of approximately 20,000 students, celebrating a diverse population from all 50 U.S. states and nearly 100 nations from around the world. The University offers 115 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels through eight colleges, as well as a variety of online classes in business, education, liberal arts, science, technology and healthcare, including an array of advanced degree programs. Without a doubt, Georgia Southern boasts one of the most picturesque and iconic college campuses in the country. Among the magnolias and classic Southern red brick buildings, you will find relaxing parks, lakes and the Pedestrium, a walkway that stretches through the heart of the nearly 700-acre campus. During the past decade, almost $300 million in construction and renovation projects have been completed, including stateof-the-art classroom and recreation facilities and a number of modern apartment-style residence halls like the upscale housing at Centennial Place, which includes Cold Stone Creamery, Einstein Bros. Bagel restaurant and more. The University recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a new $37 million Biological Sciences Building that will open in Spring 2013. As a Carnegie Doctoral-Research University, Georgia Southern’s hallmarks focus on teaching, an increasing emphasis on research and a student-centered approach that give the University the feel of a much smaller private college. Students are at the center of everything Georgia Southern does, and the University has created an environment where students can thrive, learn, and prepare for their future. From the moment students step on campus, they are immediately challenged by the academic curriculum, while also having the opportunity to take part in an incredible amount of activities that rival larger universities. The University Honors Program attracts high-achieving students and the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement encourages students to make leadership a part of their college resumes. Students are engaged in community volunteerism, campus theatre productions, academic organizations and recreational athletics, just to name a few of the opportunities offered in this well-rounded collegiate atmosphere. The University has received recent national recognition from Forbes Magazine and The Princeton Review, setting Georgia Southern apart from its peers. Georgia Southern has once again been recognized as one of America’s Best Colleges and one of the “Best 301 Business Schools” in the nation. The University’s business and nursing programs have also been recognized among 2012’s Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News and World Report. Additionally, Georgia Southern has been recognized as one of Forbes’ top universities in the nation for minority science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).


Georgia Southern continues to focus on its future as a national comprehensive institution and is adding new degree programs that are attracting interest from around the world. This fall, the University began offering bachelor’s degrees in civil, mechanical and electrical engineering providing another in-state option for engineering. As a center for learning and discovery, Georgia Southern also provides unique opportunities through its’ public outreach facilities – the Botanical Garden, the Georgia Southern Museum, the Center for Wildlife Education and Lamar Q Ball, Jr. Raptor Center, the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center and the Performing Arts Center. Every day, someone, somewhere in the world is touched by the work of a Georgia Southern student, alumnus, staff, or faculty member — making the reach of this University truly global. With nearly 70,000 alumni, the Eagle Nation features a strong network that continues to grow with each graduating class. Dan Cathy, President and COO of Chick-fil-A, country music singer Luke Bryan, former Metlife Principal of the Year Molly Howard, business and healthcare professionals, professional athletes and more are all graduates of Georgia Southern. No matter the field, the University is increasingly becoming the first choice for the next generation of leaders.

NO tABLE ALUMNI Tony Arata

Jerry Franklin

Grammy Award-nominated Songwriter

President and CEO of Connecticut Public Broadcasting Inc.

Diane Bailey Owner/clothing designer of Bailey Boys

Eric Lee Beddingfield Country music artist

Lee Berger National Geographic Explorer and Paleoanthropologist

Luke Bryan

Tracy Ham Quarterback (former), CFL

James W. Kennedy Kennedy Space Center Director (Ret.)

Lea Anne McBride Served as Chief Spokesperson for former Vice President Dick Cheney

Hala Moddelmog President of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.

Country music artist

Thomas Bryant CEO and President of TempurPedic

Jodie Mudd

Dan Cathy

Member Professional Golfers’ Association of America, Champions Tour

Mark Collier Stage/television actor

Michael Curry

Running Back, NFL & UFL

Gene Sauers

Philadelphia 76ers, NBA

Hugh Darley

Tony Townley

Founder/President, International Design & Entertainment Association (former Walt Disney executive)

Mike Davis

Adrian Peterson

Member, PGA Fred Stokes, Defensive end (former), NFL

Associate Head Coach,

Defensive Back (former), NFL

International (retired)

President and COO, Chick-fil-A

For more information, visit georgiasouthern.edu

Earthwind Moreland

Co-founder, Zaxby’s Restaurant

John Tudor Pitcher (former), MLB

Executive Director,

David Young

United States Golf Association

Safety (former), NFL and CFL

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TRADITIONS Alma Mater

A tradition started in 2010, the Georgia Southern Football team gathers by the student section at the end of the game and sings the alma mater with the fans.

Beau tiful E agle Creek

Former head coach Erk Russell convinced players and fans that this old drainage ditch was “Beautiful Eagle Creek,� a creek of water with magical powers. Water from the creek is bottled up and taken on road games when deemed appropriate.

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Yellow Buses The Georgia Southern Eagles arrive at Paulson Stadium each home game in the traditional yellow school buses. This tradition originated in 1981 when the team used the buses as a means of affordable transportation.


Traditional Uniforms The traditional plain football uniforms are a tribute to the re-start of the football program when fiscal issues were of concern. Sports Illustrated ranked Georgia Southern uniforms as one of the ‘Top 10’ college football uniforms in the country.

Bumping heads wi t h a legend Legendary coach Erk Russell was known to head butt players as a way of getting them fired up on the field. To honor Coach Russell, players touch or butt the forehead of the bronze bust located near the West Endzone.

Freedom

Freedom, Georgia Southern University’s live American bald eagle mascot; soars from the top of the press box to the field before each home football game at Paulson Stadium.

Figh t Song

One More t ime “One More Time” became a tribute to Coach Erk Russell, who often used the phrase as a motivational tactic. Fans shout the phrase “Gooooo Blue, One More Time” after every kickoff.

Georgia Southern’s fight song was an honorable mention by bleacherreport. com as one of the nation’s best college fight songs. Renowned band director Richard Bowles composed the fight song for the new football program in 1981 when the marching band was formed.

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IRON WORKS Away from the playing fields, the cameras and the game day excitement is Iron Works, the heart of GSU’s strength and conditioning for all 15 intercollegiate teams. Here, athletes enhance their physical capabilities through the training leadership of certified coaches, and the end results are usually displayed in the win column. A renovation to Iron Works included the addition of offices and a new entrance and interior. Nearly $50,000 worth of new weight equipment including multi-squat racks, two Olympic platforms complete with bumpers plates and bars, free weights, hammer machines and body weight scale were added. Georgia Southern Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Tom Melton, who has the dual title of assistant athletics director/athletic performance, provides a direct strength training leadership role to the Eagle football program while coordinating and supervising off-season and in-season applications for the other 14 GSU teams. Thanks to donations received from former Georgia Southern football athletes, Iron Works is also home to two Vertimax Jump Trainers.

TOM MELTON Assistant AD/ Performance

BRANDON HOWARD

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

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SKYLER PYLES

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach


BRANDY PETTY CLOUSE Director of Sports Medicine

ROBBIE JACKSON Head Football Athletic Trainer

JUSTIN MATLAGE Assistant Athletic Trainer

JOHN ERWIN

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Georgia Southern Sports Medicine provides optimal care for student-athletes as they prepare for practice and competition. Full-time and graduate assistant athletic trainers work with all Eagle teams during their competition seasons and off-season workouts to prevent and rehabilitate injuries. The Athletic Training room underwent an impressive re-modeling phase within its Hanner Fieldhouse location and features state-of-the-art equipment for the treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. The facility incorporates the latest advances and resources in sports medicine as staff constantly research technology to benefit the student-athlete. A complete hydra-therapy area and a large collection of student-athlete treatment stations are housed in the training area. A separate rehabilitation room provides specialized care for sessions specific to the treatment of injuries and for post-surgery recovery. Partnering with one of the top athletics training programs in the nation at Georgia Southern, student-athletes receive excellent care and attention both on the field and off.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES KEITH ROUGHTON

MATT LOMBARDI

LAUREN DELUCA

DARYL EVANS

JESSICA CALLIHAN

TOM VANLANDINGHAM

Associate AD/ Academics & Compliance

Academic Advisor

Academic Advisor

Learning Specialist

Academic Advisor

Tutor Coordinator

Cone Hall is the home to the Academic Enhancement Center in the Office of Student-Athlete Services. The former mid-century residence hall was completely refurbished to provide individual and group study areas, a computer lab, meeting rooms for tutorial work, a lecture room, conference room and offices for support staff. The Division provides academic services for all 15 Eagle teams. Ten Georgia Southern sport programs improved their multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores for the most recent reporting period (2009-2010). Two squads earned perfect single-year scores of 1000 as well.

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WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES

MONKEN AND EAGLES LOOK TO IMPROVE ON A SUCCESSFUL FIRST SEASON

One year can make a very big difference. For the 2011 edition of the Georgia Southern Football team, the last year and this past spring helped the Eagles make great progress. Coach Jeff Monken reiterates that the expectations for the Georgia Southern coaching staff are high, and even with a 10-win season a year ago, many improvements need to be made before those expectations can be met. While year one focused on the fundamentals as Georgia Southern transitioned to a new offense and defense, the second spring for Georgia Southern allowed for teaching and technique and less terminology. “The second year is going to make a world of difference,” said second-year Coach Jeff Monken. “We have some guys who have played and that will help us in the transition, not having any changes, having the same guys in there. That will make all the difference in the world -- the speed, the tempo and all those things that you have to teach, and have to be learned, won’t have to be learned. It’ll have to be reinforced, and there are times you coach the little things, the fundamentals, the footwork and the hand placement, as well as the tempo and the effort and the speed of practice that you expect, but our guys should at least know the expectations. Now they know how to get there, they know the speed and the tempo we’re looking for and that’s going to help.”

QUARTERBACKS

Georgia Southern will have a full complement of quarterbacks in the fold for 2011 with senior Jaybo Shaw (Flowery Branch, Ga.) directing the offense with sophomore Jerick McKinnon (Marietta, Ga.) now possessing a full year of practice and experience under his belt. Ezayi “Izzy” Youyoute (Wauchula, Fla.)saw action only in the season opener before a foot injury hampered him for the rest of the season. Youyoute has picked up the triple option offense quickly considering he was sidelined for part of spring 2011. Shaw was the second-leading scorer for the Eagles in 2010 with 16 rushing touchdowns, and, as a true option quarterback, subjecting his body to some punishing blows. He ran for a program-record 36 attempts in a single game in the Furman victory, eclipsing McKinnon, who took over the record from Adrian Peterson and Charles Bostick, with 35 against The Citadel. Shaw started all but one game last year and the field general helped lead the Eagles to wins at William & Mary and Furman with a career-best three touchdowns. McKinnon’s career day came in the win at The Citadel with 182 yards rushing and one of his three touchdowns in 2010. “Jaybo has the most experience in terms of the time in the offense, but now we have guys who have played in games, and that makes a huge difference,” said Monken. “Last spring we started the installation, but we were searching for someone who could help us. This spring, with Jaybo out for the first part, Jerick and Izzy were able to get more reps, and in the end, all that is going to do is help us.” Georgia Southern may also benefit from McKinnon and Youyoute, two of the best athletes on the team, playing at different positions while Shaw is under center. After a few injuries late last season left the Eagles with two healthy slotbacks, McKinnon, who started at quarterback against Samford, practiced at the slotback position and rushed for 101 yards in the Delaware game from that spot. McKinnon is penned in as the No. 2 quarterback behind Shaw with Youyoute at number three. Prince McJunkins (Wagoner, Okla.) comes into camp as a true freshmen looking to gain experience in the option offense.

would remain for the rest of the season. A walkon who hadn’t played a single collegiate snap, Brett Moore (Warner-Robins, Ga.) returns to claim his starting spot at right tackle. The current senior approached Monken and the coaching staff and asked if he could try another position and finished the 2010 season with third-team Associated Press All-America honors. Senior Brandavious Moore (Forsyth, Ga.) returns at center as the three-year letterwinner starting in every game but one a year ago. Mann, Mawell and Moore, and true freshman Dorian Byrd (Macon, Ga.) were three fixtures on a line that still needed tweaking during the course of the season. Byrd started every game at left tackle while Blake DeBartola (Fayettevile, Ga.) saw starts at left guard but also logged snaps at center and right guard. One of the biggest projects for the Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach Brent Davis is to build depth and tutor the underclassmen so they are ready for game action. In addition to the returning starters, the Eagles can look to senior Josh Petkovich (Palm Harbor, Fla.) and redshirt freshmen Trevor McBurnett (Lawrenceville, Ga.), Matt Gilbert (Marietta, Ga.) and Logan Daves (Blue Ridge, Ga.), who joined

OFFENSIVE LINE

Jaybo Shaw led the Eagles with 16 rushing touchdowns in 2010.

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In front of every good quarterback and every good offense, is a solid offensive line. Making a wholesale change to the offense last year also meant the coaching staff would have to transition players to new roles and new assignments. Senior Willie Maxwell (Quitman, Ga.), who made his first career start in 2009, was just one of the parts of the O-line puzzle in 2010. Maxwell would make his first start in the new offense at left guard, but moved to right guard where he

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A former third-string long snapper, Brett Moore wanted to try another position and fit right in as an All-America at right tackle.


son-ending leg injury in the opener against Savannah State. Bryant had a solid spring and had four carries in the Blue-White game for 13 yards to go along with a reception for 26 yards.

TIGHT ENDS

Georgia Southern adds the tight end position to the depth chart for 2011. Juniors Tyler Sumner (Pooler, Ga.) and Willie Burden, Jr., (Statesboro, Ga.) moved to tight end and are learning the nuances of that position with Sumner moving his now-240-lb. frame from wide receiver and Burden shifting from a pure offensive line position where he played in the spring. Sumner averaged nearly 15 yards on 10 catches last year with nine the year before. Joining Burden and Sumner will be junior Jacob Bagley (Waycross, Ga.) and freshman Wilson Hudgins (Loganville, Ga.)

WIDE RECEIVERS

Robert Brown, shown scoring the game-winning touchdown over top-ranked Appalachian State, ran for more than 1,000 yards last year becoming the first true freshman to accomplish that feat since Joe Ross in 1987. and could do the same at Georgia Southern. Senior Zeke Rozier returns for his final season of eligibility after injuries kept him off the field in 2010. Rozier started in three games in 2009 after starting in nine as a redshirt freshman in 2008. Brent Thomas (Tampa, Fla.), a contributor on special teams, put in yeoman’s duties this spring at the position and scored a touchdown for the White team in the spring game.

the Eagles for preseason camp last year. To shore up the numbers, Georgia Southern welcomes eight true freshmen to camp, including seven signees who committed to the Eagles in February. “Hopefully we’ll get the veterans who’ve played settled into a position where they can play and that’s their position and they feel comfortable,” Monken said. “We will still have some swing guys who can play center and guard, like Blake DeBartola, and we’ve got some experienced guys who will help us. Our younger players like Zach (Lonas) and Dorian (Byrd) have some game experience now. It’s nice to have guys like that, players we will have for three more years.”

SLOTBACKS

Georgia Southern’s productive slotbacks helped move the chains last year as Wilcox was involved in 12 plays of 20 yards or more and scored nine touchdowns for the Eagles with six on the ground and three passing scores. The junior from Cairo, Ga., connected with Shaw for the longest pass play of the year and his 25-yard per catch average set the single-game standard, topping Teddy Craft’s mark of 24.1 from the 2004 season. Wilcox averaged 38.7 yards receiving a game with an average of 32.3 rushing yards per game. The Eagles’ leading rushing behind Brown, Shaw, McKinnon and Wilcox, junior Darreion Robinson (Bishop, Ga.) averaged 7.5 yards per carry in 2010 and lost only five yards off his total gain for 460 rushing yards on the year. He ran for three touchdowns, including a 78-yard score against Wofford in the fourth quarter. Robinson’s big 21-yard catch against Appalachian State helped the Eagles convert on a third-and-11. Injuries to juniors Johnathan Bryant (Cairo, Ga.) and Nico Hickey (Columbus, Ga.) reduced the number of slotbacks available for the Eagles. Hickey would start in five games, but be knocked out of the rest of the postseason after breaking his collarbone against South Carolina State. Healed up and ready to play, Hickey had two touchdowns in the 2011 spring game, one on the ground and one through the air in addition to a pass completion of his own. Bryant returned to the field in spring of 2011 after suffering a sea-

B-BACKS

Sophomore Robert Brown (Macon, Ga.) made a quiet statement in 2010 during his first season with the Eagles looking for a reliable backup or two this year. Brown rushed for more than 1,000 yards in 2010, crossing the milestone against Delaware in the semifinals to become the first freshman to rush for more than 1,000 yards since Adrian Peterson and the first true freshman to accomplish that feat since Joe Ross in 1987. Brown also shared the honor of racking up more than 100 rushing yards (122) in his collegiate debut with Peterson and Ross. Brown would lead the team in rushing on five other occasions including his best effort, a 178yard game at William and Mary in the playoffs which included one of his seven touchdowns. He put up the longest run from scrimmage for the season as well, an 80-yard gallop in the Western Carolina game that resulted in a touchdown. The Eagles could use some depth at this position and freshman Dominique Swope (Buford, Ga.) brings impressive credentials from high school and could make an immediate impact. He and teammate Seon Jones (Flowery Branch, Ga.) played in the same backfield in high school

While the Georgia Southern receivers might get a limited number of touches in this run-heavy offense, they try and make the most of those opportunities. Shaw’s efficient passing, to both slotbacks and wide receivers, yielded five passing touchdowns. Veteran Mitchell Williford (Atlanta, Ga.), who started in 11 games last year, had 12 receptions for an average of 12.6 yards per catch and Sumner had 10 for 149 yards on the season, including a long of 40 in the Coastal Carolina game. Patrick Barker (Ponte Vedre, Fla.) made four starts. Sophomore Tray Butler (Stockbridge, Ga.) had the second-most number of catches behind Wilcox with 13 and had two touchdown receptions, both for 25 yards. Redshirt-freshman Kentrellis Showers (Dublin, Ga.) added depth to the position after joining the Eagles in preseason camp last year. Showers had two catches in the Blue-White game for 118 yards, a total that included a 73-yard pass from McKinnon. A highlyproductive wide receiver in high school, Zach Walker (Wrightsville, Ga.) could make a difference at this position as well.

With an average of 25 yards per catch last season, J.J. Wilcox wrote his name in the single-season record book.

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all 15 games. Gebhardt stepped up admirably to fill in the void left by the injury to junior defensive end Dion DuBose at Western Carolina. DuBose will spend the 2011 year healing from off-season surgery and will rehabilitate the injury with hopes of returning for 2012. Junior Terico Agnew, who joined the Eagles last fall, provided depth and saw action in 10 games. He posted two sacks in the postseason win at William & Mary. Rashad Williams (Roswell, Ga.) , a redshirt freshman, is slated to back up Douglas at end.

LINEBACKERS

Buck Buchanan Award finalist Brent Russell, shown talking to Josh Gebhardt, is one of the most dominant defensive players in the nation, earning numerous All-America accolades in 2010 for his efforts.

DEFENSIVE LINE

A stronghold for the Eagles, the defensive line returns a veteran group with three of the four projected starters combining for 43 starts – and all four linemen who started all the postseason games last year. All-American Brent Russell with Southern Conference second-team selection Roderick Tinsley defend the middle while senior John Douglas (Augusta, Ga.) and sophomore Josh Gebhardt (Douglasville, Ga. ) return as starters at defensive end. Russell, a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award and selected for numerous All-America honors last year, had eight sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss in 2010. He recorded 71 total tackles, good for third on the team, and had five quarterback hurries. Russell had two sacks in two different games last year with a career-best 3.5 tackles for loss coming at Western Carolina. Tinsley had a career-best nine tackles in the playoff game at Wofford with his career-best 3.5 tackles for loss also coming in that game. While the defensive line shows signs of dominance, Monken and new Defensive Coordinator Jack Curtis want to develop the depth needed for a long season. Transfer Korentheus Bailey (Lula, Ga.), and sophomores Blake Riley (Crescent, Ga.), who played in 14 games in 2010, and Javon Mention (Tampa, Fla.), who started one of his 15 games, will work with the second string. Redshirt freshman Justice Ejike (Covington, Ga.) will continue to learn and work his way up at tackle. Making a switch to the defensive side of the ball, Douglas methodically went about learning his role at the defensive end position and started

Gritty representatives of the aggressive defense, the linebacker corps returns at full strength and with added depth in 2011. Junior Josh Rowe (Opelika, Ala.) and Darius Eubanks (Thomson, Ga.) hold the starting positions with sophomore Carlos Cave (Macon, Ga.) slated at outside linebacker. Rowe led the Eagles and was 11th in the conference in tackles with 104 (56U, 48A) and had 9.5 tackles for loss. Eubanks registered 56 total tackles (35U, 21A) on the year with four passes broken up and two forced fumbles. Sophomore Kyle Oehlbeck (Gainesville, Fla.), whose forced fumble and recovery for a touchdown gave the Eagles a key score against Coastal Carolina, stands behind Cave at outside linebacker. Seeing playing time and earning two starts, Michael Spaulding (Fayetteville, Ga.) enters 2011 behind Rowe with senior John Stevenson (Stone Mountain, Ga.) making contributions at the buck linebacker spot. Senior Marcus Duvall (Griffin, Ga.) earned his stripes and a letter as a member of special teams, seeing action in 11 games and redshirt junior K.R. Snipes (Opelika, Ala.), who missed the entire 2010 campaign with an injury, returns to challenge for a spot back on the field. Freshmen Antwione Williams (Lovejoy, Ga.) and Quaun Daniels (Moultrie, Ga.) could also contribute.

The Eagles’ leading tackler last year, junior linebacker Josh Rowe posted 104 total and 9.5 tackles for loss.

SECONDARY

A mix of veterans and youth, the Georgia Southern secondary includes seniors Derek Heyden (Atlanta, Ga.) at safety and Laron Scott (Warner-Robins, Ga.) at cornerback patrolling for the Eagle defense . Heyden finished as the team’s second-leading tackler last year with 98 (62U, 36A) and registered 7.5 tackles for loss. His totals included five passes broken up. Scott led the Eagles with 10 passes broken up and he had 44 tackles on the year (34U, 10A). He tied

Veteran safety Derek Heyden finished the 2010 season as the second-leading tackler for the Eagles with 98 total.

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rent streak of 95 consecutive PATs. He broke the previous Georgia Southern record after his 68th PAT against Wofford surpassed Reed Haley’s 67 (1992-94). Mora also broke the single-season record for field goals with 19. Senior Charlie Edwards (Tifton, Ga.) was the key factor in the Eagles leading the nation in net punting yardage in 2010. His 41.0 yards per punt average was at the top of the Southern Conference chart and he finished the year ranked 17th individually in that category. Senior long snapper Carter Jones may not be the center of attention for most fans on a critical kicking play, but the coaching staff relies on Jones’ consistency. The Edwards-Jones-Mora collaboration has been in place for every single snap for their field goals or punts. Beginning his second year with the Eagles, transfer Billy Greer handled kickoffs in 2010. The senior from Crosby, Texas, had eight kicks of 70 yards last season with 35 of 60-plus yards. He averaged 60.3 yards per kickoff. Greer is always ready if called upon for field goals. To say Laron Scott made an impact as a kickoff returner would hardly do his performances justice. He took over the single-season marks for kickoff returns (44) and kickoff return yards (1,161) and also set the Georgia Southern record for kickoff return yards in a single game with 173 (6 returns) and the single-game playoff record with 134 against Delaware. His 59-yard kickoff return against South Carolina State added his name to the record book again, this time for longest return in a playoff game. Darreion Robinson took over the punt return duties after Bryant was out for the year, but Bryant will likely be back in that role. Bryant returned six Savannah State punts in the first game and averaged 7.8 yards per attempt.

One of the most electrifying players on the field, senior cornerback and kick returner Laron Scott is a game-changer. the program record for interceptions in a season with six and scored a touchdown on his pick against Elon, the second of his career. Senior Michael Butler (Stone Mountain, Ga.) and sophomore Lavelle Westbrooks (Riverdale, Ga.) return with experience from a year ago. Butler took over the starting spot in the seventh game of the year and had 36 (23U, 13A) tackles. His fourth-quarter interception against Appalachian State ended a dangerous drive and gave the ball back to the Eagles. Westbrooks, who started six games at cornerback last year, will move from corner to safety but has the versatility to play both positions. Redshirt freshman Deion Stanley (Dry Branch, Ga.) missed the 2010 season with an injury, but a good spring put him behind Heyden at safety. Senior Hudson Presume (Bradenton, Fla.) looks to have an impact as he returns healthy to the field and classmate A.J. McCray (St. Marys, Ga.) works to increase his playing time. Redshirt freshman Connell Reddick, Jr., (Hephzibah, Ga.), senior Deonté Watkins (Walkersville, Md.) are also expected to contribute. Georgia Southern’s signees for 2011 included five freshmen, Antonio Glover (Atlanta, Ga.), Riyahd Jones (Columbus, Ga.), Josh King (Stockbridge, Ga.), Emmanuel Orange (Naples, Fla.) and Nick Wright (Lithonia, Ga.) who will come up through the system.

2011 SCHEDULE

A late winter schedule change altered the 2011 slate and Georgia Southern was forced to scramble for a home game replacement. For the first time ever, the Eagles will open the season with a Southern Conference game when they

SPECIAL TEAMS

In terms of the kicking game, Georgia Southern’s slew of experience is at a level few other teams can match. Adrian Mora, who completed his undergraduate degree in May and is now attending graduate school at the University, led the Eagles in scoring for the third consecutive year (102 points). Mora, honored as an Associated Press third-team All-American, owns the cur-

Adrian Mora enters the 2011 season with a perfect mark of 95-95 in PATs. He now owns the Georgia Southern career record for consecutive PATS made.

travel to Samford on September 3rd. Tusculum filled the opening on September 10th as former Furman quarterback Frankie DeBusk brings Harlan Trophy candidate Bo Cordell and the Pioneers to Paulson Stadium. After a bye week, SoCon play continues with Georgia Southern playing host to Western Carolina on September 24th. The Eagles have had a decided advantage over the Catamounts at home with a 10-0 mark at Paulson Stadium. The month of October and three straight home games are bookended with road trips at Elon on October 1st and at Appalachian State on October 29th. In a series that has been tightly contested as of late, Coach Russ Huesman and Chattannooga meet Georgia Southern on October 8th followed by a BLUE OUT date with new Coach Bruce Fowler and the Paladins on October 15th. Both the Chattanooga and Furman games will be televised as part of the new SoCon broadcast package. Eagle fans will see a familiar face when former assistant coach Harold Nichols returns to Statesboro with his Presbyterian team on October 22nd. Preseason publications made note that winning the Southern Conference might be as difficult as winning a national championship with prognosticators pinpointing the SoCon matchup on October 29th featuring Georgia Southern at Appalachian State. The Eagles begin November with Homecoming against The Citadel on November 5th and close Southern Conference play at Wofford a week later. The regular season ends in Tuscaloosa, Ala., as Georgia Southern will play in the largest stadium in its history when the Eagles and Tide square off in Bryant-Denny Stadium with a capacity of 101,821.

Georgia Southern ranked first in the nation in net punting on the leg of All-American Charlie Edwards.

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* Jerick McKinnon QB ** A.J. McCray FS *** Derek Heyden S Prince McJunkins QB * Robert Brown FB ** Zeke Rozier FB ** Darreion Robinson SLOT Zach Walker WR ** Josh Rowe MLB Ezayi Youyoute QB Russell DeMasi QB ** Darius Eubanks LB * Jaybo Shaw QB * Carlos Cave OLB Antonio Glover FS * Billy Greer K CB * Lavelle Westbrooks ** J.J. Wilcox SLOT *** Nico Hickey SLOT * Hudson Presume CB Seon Jones FB * Johnathan Bryant SLOT CB Emmanuel Orange * Tray Butler WR CB Josh King Riyahd Jones CB * Javonte Martin CB SLOT Devin Scott Deion Stanley SS ** K.R. Snipes OLB Dominique Swope FB Nick Wright CB DE *** Dion DuBose ** Laron Scott CB * Miguel Gilmore SLOT * Michael Spaulding MLB Connell Reddick CB OLB Antwione Williams * Kyle Oehlbeck OLB DeVonte Lewis SLOT FS * Michael Butler ** John Stevenson OLB * Boyd Sasser SS Quaun Daniels OLB PK *** Adrian Mora * Brent Thomas FB Omari Jones DE P *** Charlie Edwards Brandon Lane CB Garrett Brewer OL OL *** William Maxwell * Javon Mention DL * Marcus Duvall OLB Korentheus Bailey DL Austin Hagan OL Luke Cherry PK * Brett Moore OT/LS Garrett Frye OL

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

198 187 199 171 203 215 190 176 219 184 188 222 200 208 180 190 178 215 191 168 196 168 194 190 188 170 167 170 190 198 209 182 235 179 183 232 182 221 200 157 182 197 198 201 181 194 220 208 173 244 294 246 219 315 264 206 255 245

So Sr Sr Fr. So Sr. Jr Fr. Jr RFr Jr Jr Sr So Fr Sr So Jr Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So Fr. Fr. So So. RFr Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. RFr Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Gr Sr RFr Sr Jr Fr. Sr. So Sr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr Fr.

Marietta, Ga. (Sprayberry) St. Marys, Ga. (Camden County) Atlanta, Ga. (Marist) Wagoner, Okla. (Wagoner) Macon, Ga. (Macon-Westside) Cochran, Ga. (Bleckley County) Bishop, Ga. (Clarke Central) Wrightsville, Ga. (Johnson County) Opelika, Ala. (Opelika) Wauchula, Fla. (Hardee County) Savannah, Ga. (Savannah Christian) Thomson, Ga. (Thomson) Flowery Branch, Ga. (Flowery Branch/Georgia Tech) Macon, Ga. (Macon-Westside) Atlanta, Ga. (Douglas County) Crosby, Texas (Crosby/Blinn College) Riverdale, Ga. (Riverdale) Cairo, Ga. (Cairo) Columbus, Ga. (Pacelli Catholic) Bradenton, Fla. (Southeast) Flowery Branch, Ga. (Buford) Cairo, Ga. (Cairo) Naples, Fla. (Naples) Stockbridge, Ga. (Woodland) Stockbrige, Ga. (Mt. Zion) Columbus, Ga. (Carver-Columbus) Tampa, Fla. (Plant) Tucker, Ga. (Tucker) Dry Branch Ga. (Twiggs County) Opelika, Ala. (Opelika) Buford, Ga. (Buford) Lithonia, Ga. (Martin Luther King, Jr.) Norcross, Ga. (Norcross) Warner Robins, Ga. (Warner Robins/Butler CC) Orlando, Fla. (Ocoee/Huntington) Fayetteville, Ga. (Sandy Creek) Hephzibah, Ga. (Hephzibah/Georgia State) Lovejoy, Ga. (Lovejoy) Gainesville, Fla. (Buchholz) Dacula, Ga. (Mill Creek) Stone Mountain, Ga. (Shiloh) Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson) Millen, Ga. (Jenkins County) Moultrie, Ga. (Colquitt) Dalton, Ga. (Dalton) Tampa, Fla. (Plant) Jonesboro, Ga. (Mundy’s Mill) Tifton, Ga. (Tift County) Marietta, Ga. (Harrison) Dixie, Ga. (Colquitt County) Quitman, Ga. (Brooks County) Tampa, Fla. (Plant) Griffin, Ga. (Spalding) Lula, Ga. (East Hall/Western Kentucky) Dacula, Ga. (Mill Creek) Jacksonville, Fla. (Providence) Warner Robins, Ga. (Northside) Cumming, Ga. (South Forsyth)

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59 Zach York MLB 60 * Chris Gray OT 61 Jacob Bagley TE 62 * Zach Lonas OG 63 *** Brandavious Mann C 64 Hunter Lamar OL 66 ** Brent Russell DT 67 Matt Mills OL 68 Matt Gilbert OL 69 Cole Peeples OL 70 Raymond Klugey OL 71 * Dorian Byrd OT 72 * Zach Reckers DT 73 Maurice Hunt, Jr. OL 74 Logan Daves OL 75 Manrey Saint-Amour OL 76 Trevor McBurnett OL 77 ** Blake DeBartola OL 78 ** Josh Petkovich OL 79 Oliver Kraemer OL 80 Kentrellis Showers WR 81 ** Mitchell Williford WR 82 Wilson Hudgins TE 83 Martin Weatherby WR 84 ** Patrick Barker WR 85 * Brian Wilcher SLOT 86 Markus Farmer WR 87 ** Willie Burden TE 88 ** Tyler Sumner TE 89 Barry Davis LS/TE 89 *** Carter Jones LS 90 * Josh Gebhardt DE 91 Justice Ejike DT 92 * John Douglas DE 93 Rashad Williams DE 94 *** Roderick Tinsley DT 95 Edwin Jackson OLB 96 * Blake Riley DT 97 George Osunde DE 99 * Terico Agnew DE

6-0 6-5 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-0 6-7 6-3 5-11 6-4 6-1 5-9 6-1 5-7 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-2 5-11 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-4

204 278 245 267 268 260 291 293 249 292 253 265 243 263 293 246 284 271 270 247 168 203 218 184 190 174 163 241 229 235 215 235 258 245 253 284 213 278 ??? 218

Jr. Jr. Jr So Sr Fr. Jr. Fr. RFr Fr. So. So Jr. Fr. RFr Fr. RFr. Jr. Sr. RFr RFr Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr Jr Jr Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr So RFr Sr RFr. Sr RFr So. Jr. Jr.

Hartwell, Ga. (Hart County) Landrum, S.C. (Landrum) Waycross, Ga. (Dutchtown) Acworth, Ga. (Etowah) Forsyth, Ga. (Mary Persons) Statesboro, Ga. (Statesboro) Comer, Ga. (Madison County) Johns Creek, Ga. (Chattahoochee) Marietta, Ga. (Walton) Cobyers, Ga. (Heritage) Norcross, Ga. (Norcross) Macon, Ga. (Westside Macon) Atlanta, Ga. (Pope) Lyons, Ga. (Toombs County) Blue Ridge, Ga. (Fannin County) Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett) Lawrenceville, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge) Fayetteville, Ga. (Starr’s Mill) Palm Harbor, Fla. (East Lake) Marietta, Ga. (Walton) Dublin, Ga. (West Laurens) Duluth, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge) Loganville, Ga. (Grayson) Roswell, Ga. (Fellowship) Ponte Vedra, Fla. (Nease) Dublin, Ga. (Dublin) Savannah, Ga. (Windsor Forest) Statesboro, Ga. (Statesboro) Pooler, Ga. (Savannah Christian) Grovetown, Ga. (Harlem/Georgia Military College) Moultrie, Ga. (Colquitt County) Douglasville, Ga. (Landmark Christian) Covington, Ga. (Newton County) Augusta, Ga. (Aquinas/Auburn) Roswell, Ga. (Dunwoody) Soperton, Ga. (Treutlen) Atlanta, Ga. (Westlake) Crescent, Ga. (McIntosh) Alpharetta, Ga. (Alpharetta) Stockbridge, Ga. (Eagle’s Landing)

Garrett Blaxton OL Allen Lee WR Kyle Stroud OL Michael Wallace, Jr. SS Caleb Watkins CB * Deonté Watkins CB Kendrick Wilson CB A.J. Wright MLB

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258 197 250 189 184 168 181 207

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Reidsville, Ga. (Pinewood Christian) Savannah, Ga. (North Gwinnett) Tucker, Ga. (Tucker) Norfolk, Va. (Ramstein American/Germany) Ellenwood, Ga. (Martin Luther King, Jr.) Walkersville, Md. (Walkersville) Augusta, Ga. (Greenbrier) Montrose, Ga. (West Laurens)

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NAME

POS

Terico Agnew.................. DE Jacob Bagley...................TE Korentheus Bailey........... DL Patrick Barker................ WR Garrett Blaxton................OL Garrett Brewer.................OL Charlie Brower............... WR Robert Brown...................BB Johnathan Bryant....... SLOT Willie Burden...................TE Michael Butler..................FS Tray Butler..................... WR Dorian Byrd..................... OT Carlos Cave.................. OLB Luke Cherry.....................PK Quaun Daniels.............. OLB Logan Daves...................OL Blake DeBartola...............OL Russell DeMasi............... QB John Douglas.................. DE Dion DuBose.................. DE Marcus Duvall............... OLB Charlie Edwards................ P Justice Ejike.....................DT Darius Eubanks............... LB Markus Farmer.............. WR Josh Gebhardt................ DE Matt Gilbert......................OL Miguel Gilmore........... SLOT Antonio Glover.................FS Chris Gray...................... OT Billy Greer.......................... K Aaron Griffin................... QB Austin Hagan...................OL Derek Heyden.................... S Nico Hickey................. SLOT

NO.

73 95 89 *** 47 24 22 98 26 70 64 49 85 62 * 63 *** 27 * 51 *** 76 2 ** 4 1 * 52 * 67 57 * 45 *** 38 * 25 97 69 78 ** 21 * 72 * 36 96 * 7 ** 10 ** 6 **

NAME

POS

Maurice Hunt Jr...............OL Edwin Jackson.............. OLB Carter Jones.................... LS Omari Jones................... DE Riyahd Jones.................. CB Seon Jones......................BB Forrest Kelleher.............. DE Josh King........................ CB Raymond Klugey.............OL Hunter Lamar...................OL Brandon Lane................. CB Allen Lee........................ WR Zach Lonas......................OL Brandavious Mann.............C Javonte Martin................ CB William Maxwell...............OL Trevor McBurnett.............OL A.J. McCray.....................FS Prince McJunkins........... QB Jerick McKinnon............. QB Javon Mention................. DL Matt Mills.........................OL Brett Moore................ OT/LS Adrian Mora.....................PK Kyle Oehlbeck.............. OLB Emmanuel Orange......... CB George Osunde.............. DE Cole Peeples...................OL Josh Petkovich................OL Hudson Presume............ CB Zach Reckers..................DT Connell Reddick............. CB Blake Riley.......................DT Darreion Robinson...... SLOT Josh Rowe.................... MLB Zeke Rozier.....................BB

NO.

75 66 ** 42 * 28 34 ** 14 * 88 80 30 ** 35 * 29 41 ** 65 88 ** 31 46 * 94 *** 9 39 83 18 * 85 * 19 ** 37 93 81 ** 32 59 11

NAME

POS

Manrey Saint-Amour........OL Brent Russell...................DT Boyd Sasser....................SS Devin Scott................. SLOT Laron Scott..................... CB Jaybo Shaw.................... QB Trevor Shaw.................... DL Michael Shealy............. MLB Kentrellis Showers......... WR K.R. Snipes................... OLB Michael Spaulding........ MLB Deion Stanley..................SS John Stevenson............ OLB Kyle Stroud..................... DE Tyler Sumner...................TE Dominique Swope...........BB Brent Thomas..................FB Roderick Tinsley..............DT Zach Walker................... WR Michael Wallace, Jr..........SS Caleb Watkins................. CB Deonte Watkins.............. CB Martin Weatherby.......... WR Lavelle Westbrooks........ CB Brian Wilcher.............. SLOT J.J. Wilcox.................. SLOT Kendrick Wilson.............. CB Antwione Williams........ OLB Rashad Williams............. DE Mitchell Williford............. WR A.J. Wright.................... MLB Nick Wright..................... CB Zach York...................... MLB Ezayi Youyoute............... QB

* indicates letters won

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Names

Korentheus Baily...................Core-in-THEE-us Blake DeBartola....................... DEE-bar-tah-la Quaun Daniels........................................KWAN Justice Ejike....................................e-GEE-kay Miguel Gilmore.............................meh-GWELL Derek Heyden.................................. HIGH-den Nico Hickey........................................KNEE-co Omari Jones................................... OH-mar-ee Riyahd Jones...................................Ree-YAHD Seon Jones.......................................... SEE-on Raymond Klugey..............................CLUE-gee Zach Lonas........................................ LOW-nas Brandavious Mann.............. BRAN-day-vee-us Javonte Martin.........................JAH-vaughn-tay Jeff Monken........................................MUNK-in

Kyle Oehlbeck.................................. OHL-beck George Osunde.................................O-sunday Josh Petkovich........................... PET-koh-vitch Hudson Presume....................... PREH-su-may Zeke Rozier........ROE-zeer (rhymes with deer) Lamont Seward................................ SEA-ward Laron Scott.......................................... La-RON Dominique Swope................. rhymes with rope Antwione Williams...............................AN-twon Ezayi Youyoute...................... IZ-eye YOU-yute

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Hometowns Albany............................................ALL-Binney Bleckley...........................................BLECK-lee Cairo.................................................... CAY-roh Dacula......................................... Duh-CUE-lah Etowah...........................................ette-o-WAH Guyton.................................................GUY-tun Opelika, Ala.............................. O-pah-LIKE-ah Joliet............................................ joe-lee-ETTE Kissimmee, Fla........................... Kuh-SIMM-ee Lithonia.................................Ly-THOWN-ee-uh Soperton.......................................SOAP-er-ton Treutlen.......................................... TROOT-len Vidalia......................................Veye-DALE-yuh Wachula.......................................WUH-choo-la Wagoner............................................... Wagner


PRESEASON DEPTH CHART DEFENSE

OFFENSE Pos. No. Player (Ht., Wt., Year)

Pos.

LT

DE

* 71 DORIAN BYRD (6-1, 246, SOPH) * 60 Chris Gray (6-5, 275, Jr)

LG 76 74 C ** 77 *** 63 RG RT

TREVOR McBURNETT (6-1, 285, R-Fr) Logan Daves (6-2, 288, R-Fr) BLAKE DEBARTOLA (6-0, 261, JR) Brandavious Mann (6-2, 258, Sr)

*** 51 WILLIAM MAXWELL (6-1, 283, SR) * 62 Zach Lonas (6-1, 270, Soph) * 57 BRETT MOORE (6-3, 253, SR) ** 78 Josh Petkovich (6-7, 259, Sr)

No. *** 33 * 90 94 52

RODERICK TINSLEY (6-3, 259, SR) Javon Mention (6-2, 245, So)

66 96

BRENT RUSSELL (6-2, 287, JR) Blake Riley (6-1, 252, So)

92 93

JOHN DOUGLAS (6-2, 230, SR) Rashad Williams (6-1, 240, R-Fr)

BUCK ** ** MLB ** *

13 41

DARIUS EUBANKS (6-0, 207, JR) John Stevenson (5-11, 186, Jr)

10 35

JOSH ROWE (5-11, 218, JR) Michael Spaulding (5-11, 225, So)

JAYBO SHAW (6-0, 190 , SR) Jerick McKinnon (5-9, 195, So) Ezayi Youyoute (5-11, 173, R-Fr) ROBERT BROWN (5-11, 194, SOPH)

OLB

SLOT ** 19 ** 7 SLOT * 23 *** 20

J.J. WILCOX (6-0, 197, JR) Darreion Robinson (5-9, 177, Jr)

CB

Jonathan Bryant (5-9, 164, JR) Nico Hickey (5-10, 191, Sr)

TE/WR ** 88 80 or ** 87 WR ** 81 80

TYLER SUMNER (6-2, 215, JR) Patrick Barker (6-1, 183, Jr)

FS * ** SS ***

MITCHELL WILLIFORD (6-4, 192, JR) Kentrellis Showers (5-11, 169, R-Fr)

* indicates letters won

Dion DuBose (6-0, 234, Sr) Josh Gebhardt (6-2, 222, So)

DT *** * NT ** * DE *

QB * 14 * 1 11 FB * 5

Willie Burden (6-0, 236, Jr)

Player (Ht., Wt., Year)

* 15 * 38

CARLOS CAVE (5-10, 185, SO) Kyle Oehlbeck (5-10, 193, Jr)

** 34 * 21

LARON SCOTT (5-9, 175, Sr) Hudson Presume (5-9, 172, Sr)

40 2

MICHAEL BUTLER (5-9, 177, SR) A.J. McCray (5-8, 184, Jr)

4 29

Derek Heyden (6-1, 193, SR) Deion Stanley (5-9, 190, R-Fr)

CB * 18 36

LAVELLE WESTBROOKS (5-11, 166, SO) Connell Reddick (5-8, 182, R-Fr)

Pos.

Player (Ht., Wt., Year)

No.

SPECIALISTS

KO

* 17 *** 48

BILLY GREER (5-11, 200, SR) Charlie Edwards (5-11, 211, Sr)

FG

*** 45 * 17

ADRIAN MORA (5-11, 209, GR) Billy Greer (5-11, 200, Sr)

P

*** 48

Charlie Edwards (5-11, 211, SR)

H

*** 48

Charlie Edwards (5-11, 211, SR)

LS

*** 89

CARTER JONES (5-11, 220, SR)

KOR

** 34

LARON SCOTT (5-9, 173, SR)

PR

** 7

DARREION ROBINSON (5-9, 177, JR)

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EAGLE PERSONNEL

EAGLES BY CLASS

2010 STARTERS RETURNING (23)

TRUE FRESHMEN (19)

Offense (11): (RB) Robert Brown, (OL) Dorian Byrd, (OL) Blake DeBartola, (OL) Brandavious Mann, (OL), William Maxwell, (OL) Brett Moore, (SLOT) Darreion Robinson, (QB) Jaybo Shaw, (TE) Tyler Sumner, (SLOT) J.J. Wilcox, (WR) Mitchell Williford

Garrett Brewer, Quaun Daniels, Garrett Frye, Antonio Glover, Austin Hagan, Wilson Hudgins, Maurice Hunt, Riyahd Jones, Seon Jones, Josh King, Hunter Lamar, Prince McJunkins, Matt Mills, Emmanuel Orange, Manrey Saint-Amour, Dominique Swope, Zach Walker, Antwione Williams, Nick Wright

Defense (9); (CB) Michael Butler, (DE) John Douglas, (LB) Darius Eubanks, (DE) Josh Gebhardt, (FS) Derek Heyden, (LB) Josh Rowe, (NT) Brent Russell, (DT) Roderick Tinsley, (CB) Laron Scott Special Teams (3): (P) Charlie Edwards; (Snap) Carter Jones; (PK) Adrian Mora

STARTERS LOST (2)

REDSHIRT FRESHMEN ( 14) Logan Daves, Justice Ejike, Matthew Gilbert, Edwin Jackson, Omari Jones, Trevor McBurnett, Connell Reddick, Jr., Kentrellis Showers, Deion Stanley, Kyle Stroud, Rashad Williams, Kendrick Wilson, Ezayi Youyoute

Offense (0)

SOPHOMORES (18)

Defense (2): (DL) Carson Hill, E.J. Webb

Robert Brown, Tray Butler, Dorian Byrd, Carlos Cave, Luke Cherry, Josh Gebhardt, Raymond Klugey, Zach Lonas, Javonte Martin, Jerick McKinnon, Javon Mention, Kyle Oehlbeck, Blake Riley, Devin Scott, Michael Spaulding, Michael Wallace, Jr., Caleb Watkins, Lavelle Westbrooks

Special Teams (0)

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING (48) Offense (19): Patrick Barker; Robert Brown, Wille Burden*; Tray Butler; Dorian Byrd; Blake DeBartola; Miguel Gilmore; Chris Gray; Nico Hickey; Zach Lonas; Brandavious Mann, William Maxwell; Jerick McKinnon; Brett Moore; Darreion Robinson; Jaybo Shaw; Tyler Sumner*; Brian Wilcher; J.J. Wilcox; Mitchell Williford Defense (25): Terico Agnew; Michael Butler; Carlos Cave; John Douglas, Dion DuBose; Marcus Duvall, Darius Eubanks; Josh Gebhardt, Derek Heyden; Javonte Martin; A.J. McCray; Javon Mention; Kyle Oehlbeck; Zach Reckers; Blake Riley; Josh Rowe, Brent Russell; Boyd Sasser; Laron Scott; Michael Spaulding; John Stevenson; Roderick Tinsley; Deonte Watkins; Lavelle Westbrooks Special Teams (4): Charlie Edwards (P); Billy Greer (PK), Carter Jones (Snap); Adrian Mora (PK)

JUNIORS (31) Terico Agnew, Jacob Bagley, Korentheus Bailey, Patrick Barker, Johnathan Bryant, Willie Burden, Blake DeBartola, Russell DeMasi, Darius Eubanks, Markus Farmer, Chris Gray, Brandon Lane, Allen Lee, A.J. McCray, George Osunde, Zach Reckers, Darreion Robinson, Josh Rowe, Brent Russell, Boyd Sasser, K.R. Snipes, John Stevenson, Tyler Sumner, Martin Weatherby, Brian Wilcher, J.J. Wilcox, Mitchell Williford, A.J. Wright, Zach York

SENIORS (21)

LETTERWINNERS LOST (12)

Garrett Blaxton, Michael Butler, John Douglas, Dion DuBose, Marcus Duvall, Charlie Edwards, Miguel Gilmore, Billy Greer, Derek Heyden, Nico Hickey, Carter Jones, Brandavious Mann, William Maxwell, Brett Moore, Josh Petkovich, Hudson Presume, Zeke Rozier, Laron Scott, Jaybo Shaw, Brent Thomas, Roderick Tinsley, Deonte Watkins

Offense (7): Tobi Akinnirayne; Lee Banks; Ryan Byrne; Jared Flowers; Paul Gourdeau; Jawaun Luckey, Michael Veal

GRADUATE (1)

* indicates played different position last year.

Defense (4): Carson Hill, Brett Layson; Evan Mattingly; E.J. Webb, Calvin West Special Teams (1): Chris Rogers (PK)

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Adrian Mora


GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS GEORGIA Acworth: Alpharetta: Atlanta: Augusta: Bishop: Blue Ridge: Buford Cairo: Cochran: Columbus: Comer: Covington Crescent: Cumming: Dacula: Dalton: Dixie: Douglasville Dry Branch: Dublin: Duluth: Ellenwood: Fayetteville: Flowery Branch: Forsyth: Griffin: Hartwell Hephzibah: Jonesboro: Johns Creek: Lawrenceville Lithonia Loganville: Lovejoy Lula: Lyons: Macon: Marietta: Millen: Montrose: Moultrie Norcross: Pooler: Quitman: Reidsville Riverdale: Roswell: Savannah:

Zach Lonas (Etowah) George Osunde (Alpharetta) Antonio Glover (Douglas County) Derek Heyden (Marist) Edwin Jackson (Westlake) Zach Rekkers (Pope) John Douglas (Aquinas/Auburn) Kendrick Wilson (Greenbrier) Darreion Robinson (Clarke Central) Logan Daves (Fannin County) Dominique Swope (Buford) Jonathan Bryant (Cairo) J.J. Wilcox (Cairo) Zeke Rozier (Bleckley County) Nico Hickey (Pacelli Catholic) Riyahd Jones (Carver-Columbus) Brent Russell (Madison County) Justice Ejike (Newton County) Blake Riley (McIntosh) Garrett Frye (South Forsyth) Austin Hagan (Mill Creek) Adrian Mora (Dalton) Garrett Brewer (Colquitt County) Josh Gebhardt (Landmark Christian) Deion Stanley (Twiggs County) Kentrellis Showers (West Laurens) Brian Wilcher (Dublin) Mitchell Williford (Peachtree Ridge) Caleb Watkins (Martin Luther King, Jr.) Blake DeBartola (Starr’s Mill) Michael Spaulding (Sandy Creek) Jaybo Shaw (Flowery Branch/Georgia Tech) Seon Jones (Buford) Brandavious Mann (Mary Persons) Marcus Duvall (Spalding) Zach York (Hart County) Connell Reddick (Hephzibah/Georgia State) Omari Jones (Mundy’s Mill) Matt Mills (Chattahoochee) Trevor McBurnett (Peachtree Ridge) Nick Wright (Martin Luther King, Jr.) Wilson Hudgins (Grayson) Antwione Williams (Lovejoy) Korentheus Bailey (East Hall/Western Kentucky) Maurice Hunt (Toombs County) Robert Brown (Westside Macon) Dorian Byrd (Westside Macon) Carlos Cave (Westside Macon) Matthew Gilbert (Walton) Brandon Lane (Harrison) Jerick McKinnon (Sprayberry) Boyd Sasser (Jenkins County) A.J. Wright (West Laurens) Quaun Daniels (Colquitt County) Carter Jones (Colquitt County) Dion DuBose (Norcross) Raymond Klugey (Norcross) Tyler Sumner (Savannah Christian) William Maxwell (Brooks County) Garrett Blaxton (Pinewood Christian) Lavelle Westbrooks (Riverdale) Martin Weatherby (Fellowship) Rashad Williams (Dunwoody) Russell DeMasi (Savannah Christian)

Soperton St. Marys: Statesboro Stockbridge: Stone Mountain: Suwanee Thomson: Tifton: Tucker: Warner Robins: Waycross: Wrightsville

Markus Farmer (Windsor Forest) Allen Lee (North Gwinnett) Roderick Tinsley (Treutlen) A.J.McCray (Camden County) Willie Burden (Statesboro) Hunter Lamar (Statesboro) Terico Agnew (Eagle’s Landing) Tray Butler (Woodland) Josh King (Mt. Zion) Michael Butler (Shiloh) John Stevenson (Stephenson) Manrey Saint-Amour (North Gwinnett) Darius Eubanks (Thomson) Charlie Edwards (Tift County) Devin Scott (Tucker) Kyle Stroud (Tucker) Brett Moore (Northside) Laron Scott (Warner Robins/Butler CC) Jacob Bagley (Dutchtown) Zach Walker (Johnson County)

OTHER STATES Alabama Opelika:

Josh Rowe (Opelika) K.R. Snipes (Opelika)

Florida Bradenton: Gainesville: Jacksonville Naples: Orlando: Palm Harbor: Ponte Vedra Tampa: Wauchula:

Hudson Presume (Southeast) Kyle Oehlbeck (Buchholz) Luke Cherry (Providence) Emmanuel Orange (Naples) Miquel Gilmore (Ococee/Huntington) Josh Petkovich (East Lake) Patrick Barker (Nease) Javonte Martin (Plant) Brent Thomas (Plant) Javon Mention (Plant) Ezayi Youyoute (Hardee County)

Maryland: Walkersville:

Deonte Watkins (Walkersville)

Oklahoma Wagoner:

Prince McJunkins (Wagoner)

South Carolina Landrum:

Chris Gray (Landrum)

Texas Crosby:

Billy Greer (Crosby/Blinn College)

Virginia Norfolk

Michael Wallace, Jr. (Ramstein American)

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PRESEASON NOTES 30TH YEAR IN MODERN ERA

Georgia Southern begins its 30th year of playing football in 2011 after the program was restarted in 1981 and competed in its first contest in 1982.

SEASON OPENER, SOCON OPENER... SAME THING

Georgia Southern opens the season with a Southern Conference opponent for the first time in history when it plays at Samford on Saturday, September 3rd. The Eagles and the Phoenix met in the first game of the 1998 season, but Elon was not a member of the SoCon until 2003.

BACK IN THE POLLS

Georgia Southern returned to the final polls after the 2010 season, earning a ranking of fifth from The Sports Network and sixth from the FCS coaches. The Eagles were ranked 17th in the last poll in which they appeared, the 2007 Sports Network poll. The 2002 final poll was the last time Georgia Southern was ranked higher in a final tally, checking in at third.

KNOCKING OFF NUMBER ONE

Georgia Southern has defeated the number-one team in the nation on three occasions, most recently during the 2010 season when the Eagles topped previously undefeated Appalachian State 21-14 in overtime. In 1985, Georgia Southern upset topranked Middle Tennessee State 28-21 in Murfreesboro to spoil the Raiders’ undefeated season and title hopes in an NCAA quarterfinal game. With a last-minute touchdown against Furman in 2005 at Paulson Stadium, the 14th-ranked Eagles brought down the nation’s No. 1 team 27-24.

WINS OVER RANKED TEAMS

In addition to the victory over top-ranked Appalachian State, the Eagles picked up wins against four other top-25 teams in 2010. Georgia Southern also defeated #10/11 Elon and then picked up wins over #11/12 South Carolina State, #4 William & Mary and #6/7 Wofford in its return to the playoffs.

ADDING TO THE PLAYOFF WIN COLUMN

With those three wins in the 2010 NCAA FCS playoffs, Georgia Southern continued to distance itself from other competition with an all-time FCS-best 41 playoff wins. Montana, the next closest team in that category, has 30 wins. The Eagles also lay claim to the most NCAA FCS National Championships with six.

HOME ATTENDANCE

A record number of fans attended home games during the regular season in 2010. Paulson Stadium witnessed its highestever game attendance average of 19,110 with three of the top-20 attendance figures in program history. The 2010 season opener welcomed 20,430 fans to Paulson for the return of the option for 15th on the all-time list. Breaking into the top 10, the attendance for Wofford on October 9th saw 21,403 enter the game. Georgia Southern’s homecoming game against Appalachian State gave the Eagles their 20th 20,000-plus attendance in history as 20,073 packed into Paulson.

LAST ONE STANDING FROM SOCON

Three Southern Conference teams advanced to the FCS quarterfinals for the first time since 2001 with Georgia Southern the only SoCon team to continue onto the semifinals. The Eagles, with their last appearance in the semifinals in 2002, were picked to finish seventh in the league by both the coaches and media in the 2010 preseason polls.

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STREAKY TEAM

After ending Appalachian State’s 26-game Southern Conference win streak at the beginning of November, the Eagles came back to win 31-15 at William & Mary’s Zable Field and break the Tribe’s 11-game home winning streak. Georgia Southern also ruined Wofford’s perfect 5-0 mark at Gibbs Stadium in their NCAA quarterfinal playoff game.

SHUTOUT AND SHUTDOWN

Behind the efforts of a stingy defense and freshman quarterback Jerick McKinnon, Georgia Southern shut out its first opponent since 2003 with its 20-0 win over The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., last October. The Bulldogs contributed to the end result with seven fumbles, six recovered by the Eagles, both program records, to go along with three Citadel interceptions.

OVERTIME

After not playing in an overtime game for nearly 20 years, Georgia Southern has made up for it with nine OT games since the 2005 season-opening overtime win against Northeastern. The Eagles participated in two overtime games in both the 2006 and 2007 seasons and then played an NCAA record four overtime games in 2008. With win over Appalachian State last year, GSU is 6-5 in overtime games and winners of three straight.

RECORD-SETTING EFFORTS IN 2010

Cornerback and return specialist Laron Scott etched his name in the Georgia Southern record books in two categories in 2010. Scott tied the Georgia Southern single-season record for interceptions in a season with 6 with one returned for a touchdown against Elon, also tying a record. Scott’s six kickoff returns against Wofford (10-9-10), also tied a Georgia Southern record, while his 44 kickoff returns for 1,161 yards set program records for returns and yardage in a single season. His 173 kickoff return yards against Wofford (10-9-10) put his name next to a single-game record. With 134 kickoff return yards against Delaware and his 59-yard kickoff return versus South Carolina State added his name to the Georgia Southern record book two more times, now in the playoff section. Placekicker Adrian Mora and Georgia Southern set the individual and team record for most field goals in a season with 19 while Mora took over the career consecutive PAT record with 95 headed into the 2011 campaign. Jerick McKinnon briefly held the record for most rushing attempts in a game with 35 against The Citadel until Jaybo Shaw had 36 carries against Furman. The record was previously held by Adrian Peterson and Charles Bostick, each with 34 attempts. J.J. Wilcox’s 551 yards on 22 catches in 2010 put him at the top of the list for yards per catch a single season with an average of 25.0.

UPCOMING FBS GAMES

In addition to a first-ever meeting with Alabama this season, Georgia Southern continues its series with Georgia in 2012 and travels to Florida for a 2013 contest. The Eagles have played FBS opponents in recent years will face an FBS opponent in each of the next five seasons, listed below. Date..................... Opponent.............Location................... Mtgs Nov. 19, 2011....... Alabama...............Tuscaloosa, Ala...........First Nov. 17, 2012...... at Georgia.............Athens, Ga........................4 Nov. 23, 2013...... at Florida...............Gainesville, Fla.................2 Sept. 13, 2014..... at LSU...................Baton Rouge, La.........First Sept. 5, 2015....... at Georgia Tech....Atlanta, Ga...................First Nov. 19, 2016...... at Georgia.............Athens, Ga........................5


Right after paying homage to the bronze Erk bust, the Eagles run through the GATA banner and head onto the field at Paulson Stadium.


TERICO AGNEW DE 6-4 213

99

Jr.

Stockbridge, Ga. (Eagle’s Landing) JUNIOR (2010)¬: Saw action in 10 games… Sacked William & Mary quarterback for a loss of 12 yards in Eagle playoff win… also had a quarterback hurry against the Tribe… totaled four solo tackles and six assisted tackles… had two assisted tackles at Western Carolina and in Wofford playoff game… picked up a half of a sack vs. Elon… registered a pass broken up at Furman. HIGH SCHOOL: lettered three years in football, and two each in lacrosse and basketball… played for Joe Teknipp… team captain as a junior and senior… school record for sacks in a game (6) as a senior… All-Region and All-Southern Crescent pick… named to inaugural Southern Crescent All-Star team and recorded 12 tackles with three tackles for loss and four sacks… MVP of lacrosse team as a sophomore at Terry Parker High School (Jacksonville, Fla.)… PERSONAL: Born April 7, 1991 in Anderson, S.C. … middle name Suave is after the song titled “Rico Suave”… son of Felicia Morgan… Business student of the year at Eagle’s Landing High School… Newspaper/Yearbook Sports Editor… most treasured possession is his Bible… favorite movie is “Remember the Titans” because of the way the team overcame adversity… favorite thing about Georgia Southern is the involvement of the crowd at Paulson Stadium and hearing fans yell “Georgia… Southern…” … would want to see Gustavo Dudamel and the New York Philharmonic because he has developed a passion for classical music… Grandmother had the biggest influence on his life because of her unrelenting effort to provide for her family while going to earn her bachelor’s degree… aunt Tammy William played four years of basketball at USC... was invited to Disney to learn from professional performers. MAJOR: Biology with a minor in music (vocal). AGNEW’s career defensive stats U A TT SKS TFL FF FR INT PBU QH Year G-S 2010 10-0 4 6 10 2.5 3 0 1 0 1 1 10-0 4 6 10 2.5 3 0 1 0 1 1 Career-high tackles – 3 at William & Mary, 12-4-10 (3U) Career-high sacks – 2 at William & Mary, 12-4-10 Career-high tackles for loss – 2 at William & Mary, 12-4-10 Fumble recovery – at Wofford, 12-11-10

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KORENTHEUS

BAILEY DT 6-2 315

Jr.

Lula, Ga. (East Hall/Western Kentucky) Transferred to Georgia Southern from Western Kentucky in January 2011… started at defensive tackle for Blue team in 2011 spring game… registered one solo tackle…SOPHOMORE (2010): Earned a letter for the Hilltoppers, appearing in eight games… had seven total tackles on the year (5U, 2A) and a tackle for loss… REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2009): In first active season, recorded 12 total tackles in nine contests at Western Kentucky...Had one interception, one sack and three tackles for loss on the year...Posted a season-high five tackles at Florida

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International, notching one and a half tackles for loss...Had one solo sack in a home contest against Troy...Intercepted first career pass and collected four tackles in week 10 against ULM… FRESHMAN (2008): Earned the Scout Defense Award while sitting out as a redshirt... HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters, starting two seasons, at East Hall HS ... played for Bryan Gray… finished his career with 213 total tackles, 52 stops behind the line of scrimmage including 21 sacks, 10 fumble recoveries and nine forced fumbles ... As a senior, was honorable mention all-state and first-team all-county while earning region Defensive Player-of-the-Year honors after posting 107 stops including eight sacks ... Efforts helped the Vikings finish 7-4 ... Also earned team MVP accolades as a senior ... Lettered three times in football and baseball and once in basketball… PERSONAL: Full name is Korentheus Jerome Bailey… born August 30, 1989 in Gainesville, Ga. … parents are Kevin and Laura Bailey.

PATRICK BARKER WR 6-1 183

84

Jr.

Ponte Vedra, Fla. (Nease) SOPHOMORE (2010): Played in 12 games, starting the first four games of the season… 15-yard pass reception set up Eagle touchdown against Savannah State, the first TD of the 2010 season… two catches for 12 yards in Navy game… caught two passes for 85 total yards in 2011 Blue-White spring game…recognized for SoCon All-Academic Conference honors… FRESHMAN (2009): Top receiver with 40 catches for 255 yards and a TD… started in seven games and played in all 11… caught at least one pass in every game last year… named to the SoCon All-Freshman team for offense… earned first start at Elon and responded as the top receiver vs. Phoenix with then-career best five catches for 46 yards and his first collegiate touchdown... caught season-high six passes for 25 yards at Appalachian State… tied career-best total with six receptions and 36 yards at Samford… totaled 35 yards at UNC as top target with five catches… caught only twopoint conversion of 2009 from Chapple in fourth quarter vs. Furman… had four receptions vs. Paladins for 18 yards… started drive for Eagles first touchdown vs. Western Carolina with 10-yard catch… registered two receptions for 2 and 8 yards in fourth quarter touchdown drive vs. WCU… finished game with 4-22… one catch vs. The Citadel… had eight-yard reception in season opener vs. Albany… two receptions for 27 yards at South Dakota State… recorded one tackle at Elon on an interception. HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the Florida Times Union ‘Super 24’... St. John’s County ‘Player of the Year’... ranked as the number one wide receiver prospect in Florida... First Team All-State in 2008... All-First Coast and twice named All-County (junior and senior year)... made 81 catches for 1,301 yards (16.1 ypc) and 14 touchdowns his senior year... also averaged 19 yards per punt return and twice returned a kick for a touchdown... helped Nease HS make the state playoffs three consecutive years... was the 2006 and 2007 Region champ and eventual state runner-up.. played for Coach Danny Cowgill. MAJOR: Construction Management. Barker’s career receiving stats Year G-S ATT. NET APC TD 2009 11-7 40 225 5.6 1 2010 12-4 3 27 9.0 0 23-11 43 252 5.9 1

APG 23.2 2.2 10.9

LONG 24 (ELON) 15 (SSU) 24 (ELON)

Barker’s career highs Career-high receiving yards – 46 at Elon, 9-26-09 Career-high receptions – 6 on two ocassions (at Samford, 11-7-2009, at App. State 10-24-2009) Career-high touchdowns – 1 at Elon, 9-26-09 (24 yards)


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BLAXTON OL 6-3 261 Sr.

Reidsville, Ga. (Pinewood Christian) JUNIOR (2010): Injured and did not participate in games or practice. SOPHOMORE (2009): Did not see game action. FRESHMAN (2008): Joined the team as a walk-on after attending East Georgia College… redshirted… HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football, basketball and track… earned All-State honors in football three years… played for coach Keith Wasson… member of the 2005 and 2006 state basketball championship squads… PERSONAL: Born June 29, 1988… No. 1 sports highlight was making it to the state football championship game… his family has been a major influence, “They have always been there for me.”… most admires coach John Buck Cravey… enjoys fishing and hanging out with friends… Atlanta Falcons is his favorite professional team… son of Gary and Barbara Blaxton… MAJOR: General Studies.

ROBERT BROWN

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MVP following 2009 season... selected to play in the 2009 Georgia Coaches North-South game... gained 770 yards in junior season... coached by Cedric Risper. PERSONAL: Full name is Rinaldo Robert Brown… born October 13, 1990 in Macon, Ga., … most treasured possession is a photo of his mother who passed away when he was 13 years old… cites his mother and his uncle as having the biggest influence on his life because “they both passed when I was young, making me appreciate and be thankful for the people and things that I have in my life… favorite Georgia Southern tradition is the pre-game chant… MAJOR: pre-Exercise Science. r. brown’s career rushing stats Year G-S ATT. NET APC TD 2010 13-12 213 1004 4.7 7 13-12 213 1004 4.7 7

APG 77.2 77.2

r. brown’s career highs Career-high rushing yards –178 on 24 attempts at William & Mary, 12-4-10 Career-high attempts – 24 attempts at William & Mary, 12-4-10 Career-high TDs – 1 vs. Sav. State, 9-4-10, at Coastal Carolina, 9-18-10 at The Citadel, 10-23-10, Appalachian State, 11-6-2010, at Western Carolina, 11-13-10, at William & Mary, 12-4-10 at Delaware, 12-18-10 R. BROWN’s career receiving stats Year G-S ATT. NET APC TD 2010 13-12 5 48 9.6 0 13-12 5 48 9.6 0

APG 3.7 3.7

FRESHMAN (2010): Became the first freshman since Adrian Peterson (1998) and first true freshman since Joe Ross (1987) to rush for more than 100 yards in his collegiate debut with 122 yards on 20 carries and a TD against Savannah State… finished the season with 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns to become the first true freshman to total more than 1,000 yards since Joe Ross in 1987… ran for his career-best total of 178 yards on 24 attempts in playoffs against William & Mary... one of six different Eagles with a rushing touchdown against Tigers… scored dramatic four-yard overtime touchdown against Appalachian State that would prove to be the gamewinner against the previously undefeated team… recorded a career-best 178 yards against William & Mary with the Eagles’ first touchdown of the game… ran for a thencareer-best and then-game-high 153 yards against Western Carolina, which included the longest rush of the season with 80-yard touchdown gallop in the third quarter… ran for team-best 66 yards against Coastal Carolina… one-yard run gave Eagles their first touchdown of the game against Chanticleers… scored on three-yard rush for first TD of game against The Citadel… scored on a six-yard up-and-over for a touchdown vs. the Blue Hens in the playoffs, finishing the season with his 1,004 yard total… led the Eagles in rushing in six games with 91 yards on 19 carries in Furman game and 77 yards vs. South Carolina State… named to the SoCon All-Freshman team… also won Freshman of the Week honors on back-to-back weeks for efforts against Appalachian State with game-winning touchdown and against Western Carolina (17 carries, 153 yards, 1 TD)… HIGH SCHOOL: Region I AAAA Offensive Player of the Year... first-team All-Region selection as a senior... helped lead Seminoles to 11-2 record and Elite 8 appearance... rushed for 1,917 yards 274 carries and 22 touchdowns as a senior... averaged 6.99 yards per rush and 147.5 yards per game... had six receptions for 80 yards and one TD... 2009 Macon Touchdown Club Back of the Year and earned "Back of the Week" honors three times... named one of "Middle Georgia's 12 to Treasure" by the Macon Telegraph... All-Middle Georgia first team selection at running back... Westside-Macon team

LONG 16 (ASU) 16 (ASU)

R. BROWN’s career highs Career-high receiving yards – 17 vs. Samford, 10-30-10, Career-high receptions – 2 vs. Samford, 10-30-10

FB 5-11 194 So.

Macon, Ga. (Macon-Westside)

LONG 80t (WCU) 80t (WCU)

JOHNATHAN

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BRYANT SLOT 5-9 164 Cairo, Ga. (Cairo)

Jr.

Solid effort in 2011 Spring game with one reception for 26 yards and four carries… SOPHOMORE (2010): Started at slotback, but broke leg in season opener vs. Savannah State and missed the rest of the 2010 season… game yielded four carries (15 yards) and a reception (20 yards)… returned six punts against Tigers (6-47, long 14). FRESHMAN (2009): Started three games and played in 10… registered 10 catches for 129 yards… had highest average per catch on team… caught last-second 16-yard pass from Kyle Collins vs. Furman for first career touchdown… tied career-best with three receptions in that game and had season-best total of 52 yards including long of 31… had three catches vs. Western Carolina… converted Lee Chapple pass, gaining 15 yards on 3rd-and-7 during Eagles’ opening drive vs. Catamounts… finished game with 33 yards… made first career start at Appalachian State… two receptions for 27 yards vs. The Citadel… totaled three total tackles for the year on special teams, including two unassisted at Appalachian State… joined the program in January after gray-shirting during fall 2008… caught three passes for 13 yards in the Blue-White game… HIGH SCHOOL: Earned All-Region honors three years in football… placed at state track meet all four years… lettered in basketball, track and football… played football for coach Tom Fallow… PERSONAL: Born October 6, 1989… his family has been a major influence, “The excitement I give them by playing these sports.”… most admires coach Tom Fallow… enjoys basketball and video games… favorite professional team is Atlanta Falcons… son of Charles Bryant and Maxine Smiley… MAJOR: Business Management.

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Bryant’s career receiving stats Year G-S ATT. YDS APC TD 2009 10-3 10 129 4.0 1 2010 1-1 1 20 20.0 0 11-4 11 149 13.2 0

APG 0.7 20 2.6

LONG 31 (FUR) 20 (SSU) 31 (FUR)

BRYANT’s career highs Career-high receiving yards – 52 vs. Furman, 11-14-09 Career-high receptions – 3 on two occasions vs. Western Carolina, 9-19-09, vs. Furman, 11-14-09 Career-high receiving touchdowns – 1 vs. Furman, 11-14-09 (16 yards) BRYANT’s career rushing stats Year 2010

G-S 1-1 1-1

ATT. 4 4

NET 15 15

APC TD 3.8 0 3.8 0

APG 15.0 15.0

LONG 6 (SSU) 6 (SSU)

BRYANT’s career highs Career-high rushing yards – 15 on 4 attempts vs. Savannah State, 9-4-10 Career-high attempts – 4 vs. Savannah State, 9-4-10 Career-high rushing touchdowns –

WILLIE BURDEN TE

6-0 236

87

Jr.

Statesboro, Ga. (Statesboro) Makes switch to tight end for 2011 campaign… SOPHOMORE (2010): Saw action in eight games as an offensive lineman… FRESHMAN (2009): made two tackles at UNC… added a solo tackle at Appalachian State… had unassisted tackle in season opener vs. Albany… appeared in six games. HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter for the Blue Devils... twice named Region 2-AAAA All-Region... recorded 81 tackles, six sacks and nine tackles for a loss last season... helped SHS advance to the state playoffs all four years... was on the 2005 State Championship team... during his senior year Statesboro finished 11-2 and advanced to the state quarterfinals... two-year member of the baseball program... played for coach Steve Pennington… PERSONAL: Father, Willie Burden, Sr., played football at N.C. State and was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 2009... MAJOR: Sport Management.

MICHAEL

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BUTLER FS 5-9 177 Sr.

Stone Mountian, Ga. (Shiloh) JUNIOR (2010): Made first career start at The Citadel and started at safety for nine games, playing in 13 contests… recovered Bulldog fumble near midfield to give ball back to Eagle offense… had key interception vs. Appalachian State with return of 22 yards… recorded five unassisted tackles for total of five in against Mountaineers… had career-best seven tackles against Western Carolina… made the tackle in the endzone for Eagle safety vs. South Carolina State… posted six tackles (3U, 3A) in semifinal playoff game at Delaware… SOPHO-

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MORE (2009): Worked with scout teams… did not see game action… joined the program as a walk-on after attending North Greenville University… HIGH SCHOOL: Earned the Gwinnett County ‘Athlete of the Month’ award… received the Golden Helmet Award… team captain… lettered in football and track… played for Coach Nick Davis… PERSONAL: Born December 31, 1988… his mother has been a major influence, “She has supported me since day one and never has stopped believing in me. And last but not least, God.”… most admires his relative Byron Parker, “He played only one year of college football and made it to the NFL because of hard work and dedication.”… enjoys lifting weights, playing video games and spending time with family and friends… favorite professional teams are Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles… lists Fly and Gucci Man as favorite musicians… son of Charles Butler and Sherry Delaney… MAJOR: Exercise Science. MICHAEL BUTLER’s career defensive stats Year G-S U A TT SKS TFL FF FR INT PBU QH 2010 13-9

23

13

36

0

2.5

1

1

1

3

0

23

13

36

0

2.5

1

1

1

3

0

13-9

MICHAEL BUTLER’s career HIGHS Career-high tackles – 7 at Western Carolina (3U, 4A), 11-13-10 Career-high TFL – 1 at Western Carolina 11-13-10, vs. South Carolina State, 11-27-10 Career-high interception – 1 vs. Appalachian State, 11-6-2010 (22 yd ret) Forced fumble – at Western Carolina, 11-13-10 Fumble recovery – at The Citadel, 10-23-10

TRAY BUTLER

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WR 5-9 190 So.

Stockbridge, Ga. (Woodland) FRESHMAN (2010): Played in all 15 games with starts against Savannah State and Delaware… first career reception with 7-yard catch against Savannah State… play set up field goal for 27-0 Eagle lead over Tigers… picked up a tackle after Savannah State recovered a fumble… made first career touchdown catch and his longest of the year (25 yards) at Coastal Carolina… had two of the Eagles’ five touchdown receptions, including 25-yard catch to start the scoring against Wofford in the playoffs… stat line against the Terriers showed a tie for a career best with two receptions and with a career-best 39 yards… HIGH SCHOOL: Selected to 2009 4AAA All-Region team... 71 career receptions for 1,525 yards... scored 25 career touchdowns for Wolfpack... earned second-team All-Region honors as a junior... named Woodland High School Player of the Year as a junior and senior... played for Coach Scott Schmitt... earned three letters in football and one each in baseball and track and field… named first-team all-region in baseball and led team in batting average… 2010 Georgia state meet qualifier in the 200 meter Dash… selected for numerous offensive player of the week honors… PERSONAL: Born Rotravis Lakwan Butler in Miami, Fla., on January 5, 1992… son of Leartis Butler… two favorite movies are “Taken” and “Don’t Be a Menace to Society”… favorite food is steak…favorite Georgia Southern traditions are the chant before the game and touching the Erk statue… if he could have a ticket to any game, would want to attend the Super Bowl because of the intensity and feel for the game by being there… names his mother as having the biggest influence in his life because “without her, none of this would have happened and I am truly blessed to have her in my life”… MAJOR: Justice Studies.


TRAY BUTLER’s career rushing stats Year G-S ATT. NET APC TD 2010 15-2 2 13 6.5 0 15-2 2 13 6.5 0

APG 0.9 0.9

LONG 19 (SCSU) 19 (SCSU)

TRAY BUTLER’s career highs Career-high rushing yards –13 on 1 attempt vs. S.C. State, 11-27-10 Career-high attempts – 1, on two occasions at Chattanooga, 10-16-10, vs. South Carolina State, 11-27-10 Career-high TDs – TRAY Butler’s career receiving stats Year G-S ATT. NET APC TD 2010 15-2 13 168 12.9 2 15-2 11 168 12.9 2

APG LONG 11.2 t25(CCU,Wof) 11.2 t25(CCU, Wof)

TRAY butler’s career highs Career-high receiving yards – 39 at Wofford, Playoffs, 12-11-10 Career-high receptions – 2 on four occasions vs. Elon, 9-25-10, at Western Carolina, 11-13-10 at Wofford, 12-11-10, at Delaware, 12-18-10 Career-high touchdowns – 1, at Coastal Carolina (25 yards), 9-18-10, at Wofford, playoffs, 12-11-10 (25 yards), 12-11-10

DORIAN BYRD

All-Region, All-County, and All-State… voted by team as "Spirit of the Defense" as a senior... as a junior, recorded 112 tackles and four interceptions with one returned for a touchdown... won team's Most Improved Award as a junior … selected as lineman of the week vs. Jones County in 2008 with two interceptions, including one a touchdown... two-year letterwinner in football … also lettered in track and field with participation in the 110 meter dash and 300 meter hurdles, as well as a member of the 4x100 relay team... PERSONAL: Born September 1, 1992 in Brooklyn, N.Y.… full name is Carlos Ricardo Cave, Jr. … son of Renita Tate… influenced greatly by his family because “they pushed him to become one of the best”… favorite Georgia Southern Tradition is the pre-game chant… MAJOR: General Studies. CAVE’s career defensive stats U A TT SKS TFL FF FR INT PBU QH Year G-S 2010 15-2

20

13

33

0

4.5

0

0

0

1

0

20

13

33

0

4.5

0

0

0

1

0

15-2

CAVE’s career HIGHS Career-high tackles – 10 at Delaware, 12-18-10 (8U, 2A) Career-high TFL – 1 vs. Savannah State, 9-4-10, vs. Elon, 9-25-10, vs. Samford, 10-30-10, at Delaware 12-18-10 blocked punt at Coastal Carolina

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LUKE CHERRY PK 6-3 206 So.

OL 6-1 270 So.

Macon, Ga. (Macon-Westside) FRESHMAN (2010): Started all 15 games at left tackle… named to the SoCon All-Freshman team. HIGH SCHOOL: First-team All-Region as a senior... graded out an average of 90 percent during senior season... three-time "Lineman of the Week" for Westside-Macon as a senior... named Macon Touchdown Club Lineman of the Week (2009)... coached by Sheddrick Risper. MAJOR: pre-Business Administration.

CARLOS CAVE

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OLB 5-10 206 So.

Macon, Ga. (Macon-Westside) FRESHMAN (2010): First collegiate tackle pulled down SSU quarterback for a one-yard loss… posted three assisted tackles at Navy… blocked punt at Coastal Carolina to position the Eagles at the Chant five-yard line and eventual TD for 10-0 Eagle lead… finished the season in the top 10 in tackles with 33.… made first start vs. Elon and had a then-career-best seven tackles… registered a career-best 10 tackles in starting role in playoff game at Delaware…played in all 15 games… HIGH SCHOOL: First-team All-Region pick at inside linebacker as a senior following first-team All-Region selection at outside linebacker as a junior... recorded 85 tackles and six sacks as a senior for the Seminoles... also had one fumble recovery and one interception, scoring touchdowns on each... played for Coach Sheddrick Risper... named

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Jacksonville, Fla. (Providence) REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2010): Saw action against Western Carolina… joined the team as a walk-on after attending Florida State as a student, but did not participate in athletics. HIGH SCHOOL: First-team All-State kicker as a senior and second-team all-city selection at kicker… played in two all-star senior bowls… went 9-10 in field goals and had a long field goal of 50 yards as a senior… also had 40 touchbacks that year… played for Coach Paul Peterson… earned three letters in football and two in basketball… captain of nationally ranked Providence basketball team as a senior… PERSONAL: Born Luke Wynton Cherry on April 8, 1990 in Jacksonville, Fla…. mom, Reina, played basketball at Texas Tech… cousin Skip Cherry played basketball at Valdosta State… has made several mission trips to Haiti in the past year… lists Messailler, Haiti, as his favorite place… favorite color is blue… favorite food is his mother’s chicken parmesan… would most want tickets to the World Cup final match because “that tournament carries more bragging rights than all other tournaments”…favorite movie is “Shawshank Redemption”… older brothers Jay and Elliott have had the biggest influence on his life because “they have showed me how to live this life well and do it with great character, passion and joy”… MAJOR: pre-Business Administration. Year

GP

No

Yds

Avg TB FC

60+

Long

2010

1

2

108

54.0

0

0

1

61 (WCU)

1

2

108

54.0

0

0

1

61 (WCU)

Career-high kickoffs – 2 at Western Carolina, 11-13-10 Long: 61, at Western Carolina, 11-13-10 2010 Western Carolina: (2) 61, 47

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LOGAN DAVES

(3), baseball (3) and basketball (2)… played football for coach Donald Chumley… PERSONAL: Born April 20, 1990… No. 1 sports highlight was earning All-City honors twice… his dad has been a major influence, “He coached high school football and that’s what I want to do.”… most admires Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, “He’s always ready for his opponent week in and week out.”… favorite professional teams are the New York Yankees and New York Jets… son of Karl and Deirdre DeMasi… MAJOR: General Studies.

92

OL 6-2 293 RFr.

Blue Ridge, Ga. (Fannin County) FRESHMAN (2010): Joined squad for fall practice… HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Clark Drennan at Fannin County High School… won Most Valuable Offensive and Defensive lineman awards for the Rebels as a junior and senior… started on varsity as a sophomore… PERSONAL: Full name is Logan Prescott Daves… born December 10, 1991… son of Ricky and Sonya Daves… has two brothers, Weston and Chase and one sister Candace… lists his parents as the people he admires most… lists economics as most interesting class he has taken so far at Georgia Southern… MAJOR: Athletic Training.

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BLAKE

DEBARTOLA OL 6-0 261

Jr.

Fayetteville, Ga. (Starr’s Mill) SOPHOMORE (2010): Fixture on the offensive line playing in all 15 games with nine starts… played at center, guard and tackle… REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2009): Joined the team for fall camp roster… was voted “Lineman of the Week” by Eagle fans after making his first collegiate start against Wofford… played in five games… FRESHMAN (2008): Redshirted… HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football and track… played for Coach Mike Earwood… PERSONAL: Born September 15, 1989 in Atlanta… No. 1 sports highlight was getting a strip and score during one of his high school football games… his father has been a major influence, “He always influences me to do better.”… most admires former Alabama head coach Paul Bear Bryant, “He was a winner.”… enjoys spending time with family and friends… favorite professional team is the Atlanta Braves… son of Frank and Debbie DeBartola… MAJOR: Economics.

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RUSSELL DEMASI QB 6-0 178

Jr.

Savannah, Ga. (Savannah Christian) JUNIOR (2010): Came in at quarterback and scored a one-yard touchdown against South Carolina State in the playoffs… rushed three times for 13 yards against Bulldogs… also saw action in playoff game at Wofford… SOPHOMORE (2009): Joined the team as a walk-on… turned in a memorable performance for the Blue team in the annual spring game… completed 5-of-6 passes for 119 yards during the fourth quarter, including a 56-yard pass to Leander Barney… FRESHMAN (2008): Redshirted… HIGH SCHOOL: Named preseason WTOC-TV ‘Super 11’… twice was named First Team All-Savannah… lettered in football

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Augusta, Ga. (Aquinas/Auburn) JUNIOR (2010): Started at defensive end in 14 games… saw action in every contest… Scooped and scored on Terrier fumble in the playoffs to give Eagles a 14-0 lead… registered six tackles (2U, 4A) at Navy in defensive battle… had seven tackles against Wofford in first meeting, total was his career best… had tackles for loss at Coastal Carolina and versus Appalachian State… forced fumble at Western Carolina to go along with two pass breakups and quarterback hurry… AUBURN: Started at fullback in 2008 season opener against Louisiana-Monroe and suffered injury… missed all but two games the remainder of the season… redshirted in 2007… HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Coach Jim Conner at St. Aquinas… Named Class A All-State honorable mention by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Georgia Sports Writers Association in 2006… Selected to the 2006 All-Star football team by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association… Played in Georgia NorthSouth All-Star game following senior season… was fifth-ranked fullback nationally and No. 27 overall recruit in Georgia by Rivals.com… ESPN.com ranked Douglas 8th nationally at his position… Selected to the Augusta Chronicle’s “Dream 16” before the 2006 season… PERSONAL: Born June 14, 1989… has five brothers and three sisters… son of Pat and Maggie Douglas… Father, Pat, wore number 9 while playing for the Eagles… he also served as an assistant coach for the Blue and White for three years, including the 1985 season when the Eagles stunned the I-AA world with their first National Championship. MAJOR: General Studies. DOUGLAS’ career defensive stats Year G-S U A TT TFL SKS FF FR INT PBU QH 2010 15-14 15-14 .5

12 12

21 21

33 33

2.5 2.5

0 0

2 2

1 1

0 0

2 2

2 2

DOUGLAS’ career HIGHS Career-high tackles – 7 vs. Wofford (3U 4A) 10-9-10 Career-high TFL – 1 at Coastal Carolina, 9-18-10, 1 vs. Appalachian State,11-6-10 Career-high PBU - 2 at Western Carolina, 11-13-10 Career-high fumble recovery - 1, at Wofford, 12-11-10, returned for 20y TD Career-high touchdown - 1, at Wofford, 12-11-10, 20-yard fumble recovery


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DUBOSE’s career HIGHS Career-high tackles – 15 vs. Albany, 9-5-09 (5U, 10A) Career-high TFL – 3 at Samford, 11-7-09 Career-high sacks – 2 at Furman,11-15-08 Career-high fumble recovery - 1 on two occasions, at Citadel, 10-23-10; vs. Western Carolina 9-17-09 (57 yd return) Career-high rushing attempts – 1 for 12 yards vs. Wofford, 10-9-10

DE 6-1 235 Sr.

Norcross, Ga. (Norcross) Will miss the 2011 season as he rehabilitates a leg injury. JUNIOR (2010): Moved to starting role at defensive end after solid year at linebacker in 2009… started 10 games at defensive end until season-ending injury to leg in Western Carolina game… Recorded a tackle for loss (2 yards) with Carson Hill against Savannah State… forced a fumble on Tiger QB keeper… one of four Eagles with six tackles (3U,3A) in tight defensive contest at Navy … set a career best with two tackles for loss, including a 10-yard loss on sack of Navy QB Ricky Dobbs… ran for 12 yards from punt formation on fourth-and-three to pick up the Eagle first down against Wofford…had a tackle for loss against Chattanooga, The Citadel and Samford…had a fumble recovered at The Citadel… registered 3.5 sacks on the year… SOPHOMORE (2009): Eagles’ top tackler with 85 and made a permanent move to D-line in spring 2010… played in all 11 games, starting 10… Opened the season with career-high and team season-best 15 tackles with five solos and 10 assists vs. Albany… also split a tackle for loss in that contest… Three double-digit performances in tackles on the season… Top tackler vs. Chattanooga with 10… Had 11 tackles at Appalachian State to tie for game-high total… also had 1.5 tackles for loss against Mountaineers… Three tackles for loss along with share of team-high total 8 tackles at Samford… Recorded game-high eight tackles at UNC which included six unassisted… Paced defense with nine tackles at South Dakota State… had nine stops at Elon and one tackle for sevenyard loss… two tackles vs. Western Carolina, but picked up a fumble in second quarter and ran it back for 57 yards… recovery led to Georgia Southern touchdown drive… had three tackles for loss against Samford… FRESHMAN (2008): SoCon All-Freshman Team… worked way into a starting role by the season’s end… capped his rookie year with season-high 10 tackles (nine solo stops), including two sacks, in the win at #14 Furman… that performance earned him the SoCon ‘Defensive Player of the Week’ award… recorded a team-leading eight tackles at Western Carolina, playing every snap… made his first collegiate start the week before against Appalachian State and would start four of the final five games… three tackles at The Citadel… 3-yard tackle for loss against Samford… began career with two assisted tackles at Georgia… also recorded two tackles against Northeastern, Wofford and Chattanooga… made a tackle against Elon and App State… HIGH SCHOOL: Named Gwinnett County’s ‘Defensive Player of the Year’… Honorable Mention All-State… First Team All-County… recorded 174 tackles during his senior year, including 23 tackles for a loss and six sacks… helped Norcross HS win the Region 7-AAAAA titles in 2006 and 2007… selected to participate in the GACA and Gwinnett County All-Star game… played for coach Pat Standard and Keith Maloof… PERSONAL: Born November 4, 1989 in Grady… No. 1 sports highlight was playing in the Furman game… his family and coach Standard have been a major influence, “They keep me going.”… most admires Ray Lewis, “He’s a beast holding down the middle.”… favorite professional team is the Atlanta Falcons… enjoys southern music, rap, T.I., Jeezy and Gucci… son of Anthony and Julia Dubose… MAJOR: Sport Management. DUBOSE’s career defensive stats Year G-S U A TT SKS TFL FF FR INT PBU QH 2008 11-4 2009 11-10 2010 10-10 32-24

16 47 16 79

16 38 13 67

32 85 29 146

2 0 3.5 5.5

4 8 6.5 18.5

0 0 1 1

0 1 1 2

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 2 2

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OLB 5-10 213 Sr. Griffin, Ga. (Spalding)

JUNIOR (2010): Played in 11 games for Eagles… recorded tackles in three games… led White defense with seven total tackles as starting OLB in 2011 Georgia Southern spring game… added 1.5 tackles for loss for four yards… HIGH SCHOOL: Inducted into the Spalding High School National Honor Society… member of the Beta Club… All-Regional honorable mention selection at defensive end for Tommy Gilstrap… earned three letters in wrestling with a fifth-place finish in area meet as a senior… also won three letters in track with a secondplace finish in the shot put as a junior to help squad to region title… PERSONAL: Full name is Marcus Bernard Duvall… born December 12, 1989… son of Carolyn Jefferson and J.C. Allen… has a sister, Melissa… most admires his mother, Brett Favre, Jerry Rice and Barack Obama… his mother has had the greatest influence on his life because “she has shown me how hard work and perseverance pays off”… listens to Renegade by Jay-z to get ready to play or practice… favorite food is hot wings… favorite sports team is the Atlanta Falcons… favorite Georgia Southern tradition is the flight of Freedom to the field… MAJOR: Communication Studies.

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CHARLIE EDWARDS P 5-11 209 Sr. Tifton, Ga. (Tift)

JUNIOR (2010): All-SoCon first-team pick at punter by Coaches and Media Association… main factor in Eagles’ top national ranking in net punting (39.16 average yards per game)… led the SoCon with 41.0 punting average, good for third on the Georgia Southern single-season list… ranks 16th nationally in NCAA in career punting average (40.2)… 56 punts during 2010 campaign put him seventh on the Georgia Southern single-season total… averaged 40.4 yards per punt (7-283) at Navy, twice pinning the Middies inside their own 10-yard line… had a long punt of 53 yards to put Navy at its own three… registered a tackle at Navy after a short punt… boomed a 50-yard punt to back Chanticleers up in their own territory after stalled GS drive at start of fourth quarter… duplicated the effort late in the fourth quarter against Coastal to start drive on the 10… also handled kickoffs at start of year, had eight against Coastal Carolina for average of 57.6… put Terriers on their own one-yard line where the Eagle defense was able to pop the ball loose for a defensive score… best game average came at The Citadel (4157) for 47.2 per punt average… threw 14-yard pass to longsnapper Carter Jones to pick up an Eagle first down against South Carolina State with the drive ending in a Mora field goal… tied season high with seven punts in Appalachian State game… also had two kickoffs in that

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contest… long punt of the 2010 campaign came at Western Carolina (62)… SOPHOMORE (2009): Ranked 34th nationally in average yards per punt at 39.62… launched a 49-yard punt in season opener vs. Albany… punted four times in first quarter, averaging 44.8 yards per punt at Elon… season high nine punts at Elon… punted eight times at UNC for an 40.0 average… pinned three punts inside the 20-yard line… one was downed at the 1-yard line… averaged 48.2 yards on four punts, including two over 60-yards into the wind vs. Chattanooga… had a 68-yard punt in first quarter of Appalachian State game for long career long… had seven kickoffs for 2009 taking over those responsibilities in last two games… averaged 63.5 yards per kick in six tries… had 70-yard kickoff vs. Furman… REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2008): SoCon All-Freshman Team… won the starting punting duties in spring 2008 after transferring from UAB… ranked most of the year as one of the top punters in the SoCon but slipped to fifth in the final rankings averaging 40 yards per punt… still good enough to finish 45th nationally and ranked seventh among the GS season ‘Top 10’ leaders… in his Eagle debut at Georgia punted six times for a 44 yard average, including a long of 55 yards in his first kick… that was one of two kicks he booted for 50-plus yards and put one inside the 20-yard line… put two of his four punts versus Austin Peay inside the 20-yard line… two weeks later against Northeastern averaged 43.7 yards on three punts… in the Elon game called upon six times for a 46-yard average, including three kicks of 50-plus yards and three inside the 20-yard line… booted a season-long 59-yarder in that game… three punts against Wofford and 39-yard average… four punts at Chattanooga for 43.8 average, including a 53-yard kick and put one inside the 20… had two kicks at Western Carolina, including a 56-yard and put one inside the 20… six kicks at The Citadel averaging 38.3 yards… booted a 56-yarder but also had one blocked (only blocked kick all year)… put one of his three punts against Samford inside the 20… matched season-high of seven punts at Furman but placed five of those inside the 20… displayed a strong, accurate leg to beat out the competition during the spring drills… averaged 43 yards on three kicks during the Blue-White game, including a long of 51 yards and put one punt inside the 20-yard line… AT UAB: Redshirted… HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football and baseball… earned all-state honors as both a kicker and punter… member of the 2006 regional championship… voted team captain… played for coach Jay Walls… PERSONAL: Born May 28, 1989 in Louisville, Kentucky… No. 1 sports highlight was winning the regional championship… his family has been a major influence, “They push me every day to do my best.”… most admires Brett Favre, “He never gives up.”… his sister Ashley plays soccer at Georgia State and his brother Joe plays at Western Kentucky… enjoys music and hanging out… favorite professional teams are the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons… enjoys listening to anything country… son of Steve and Laura Edwards… MAJOR: Public Relations. EDWARD’s career PUNTING stats Year GP No Yds Avg I-20 FC 2008 2009 2010

11 11 15 37

48 61 56 165

1918 2417 2298 6633

40 39.6 41.0 40.2

14 18 19 51

6 18 24 48

50+

Long

8 8 13 29

59 (ELON) 68 (ASU) 62 (Wcu) 68 (ASU)

EDWARDS’ career HIGHS Career-high punts – 9 at Elon, 9-26-09 Career-high passing attempts – 1 (1 completion, 14 yards to LS Carter Jones), vs. South Carolina State, playoffs, 11-27-10 EDWARDs’ career KICKOFF stats Year GP No Yds Avg TB FC 2008 2009 2010

11 11 14

0 7 17

0 429 963

0 61.3 56.6

0 0 0

0 0 0

36

24

1392

58.0

0

0

60+

Long

0 5 70 (FUR) 5 66 (CC-Elon) 10

70 (FUR)

Career-high kickoffs – 8 at Coastal Carolina, 9-18-10 Long: 70 vs. Furman, 11-14-2009 2009: Elon: (1) 48 Furman: (2) 70, 58 The Citadel: (4) 62, 62, 65, 62 010: Coastal: (8) 66, 59, 66, 60, 56, 50, 58, 46 Elon: (7) 66, 59, 56, 65, 54, 55, 44 Appalachian State: (2) 59, 44

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DT 6-1 251 RFr.

Covington, Ga. (Newton County) FRESHMAN (2010): Redshirted… Two tackles recorded for loss of 10 yards (3, 7 sack) for White defense in 2011 Spring game… had three tackles total. HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Coach Nick Collins at Newton High School… honorable mention at offensive tackle for all-state honors as a junior and senior… selected to first team All-Region and All-County as an offensive and defensive lineman … also tabbed as first-team All-Newton County Offense and Defense... three-year letterman in football and served as team captain his junior and senior years… also lettered in track and field… served as Rams defensive captain with 65 tackles and team-leading eight sacks... also recorded 21 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and 10 quarterback pressures... played for Coach Nick Collins… PERSONAL: Born in Columbia, S.C., on December 5, 1991… son of Joe and Angy Ejike… goes by the nickname of “Jik”…has three other siblings Nancy, Kingsley, and Chris… most admires his mother… favorite song to listen to before games or practice is Vice Versa by Pastor Troy… MAJOR: pre-Exercise Science.

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DARIUS EUBANKS OLB 6-0 207

Jr.

Thomson, Ga. (Thomson) SOPHOMORE (2010): Forced an Appalachian State fumble in overtime to secure Eagle victory over then-top-ranked Mountaineers… ranked fifth in tackles among all Eagles with 56 (35U, 21A)… tallied four solo tackles against Mountaineers… also had four solo tackles against Savannah State as well as a pass breakup… one assisted tackle at Navy… recovered fumble at Furman to go along with two passes broken up at Furman… … had career-best and team-high 11 (7U, 4A) tackles in Wofford playoff game… had eight tackles against Terriers in the first meeting… recorded six tackles at The Citadel and five each at Western Carolina and William & Mary… registered 13 starts and missed only the Coastal Carolina game… FRESHMAN (2009): Selected to SoCon All-Freshman team… second on team in tackles with 58… Played in all 11 games with 10 starts… third among returners with 4.0 tackles for loss… Posted season-high nine tackles at Wofford… also forced a fumble against Terriers… led the Eagles with five tackles vs. Western Carolina… had one tackle for a five-yard loss vs. Catamounts and one sack for a loss of five yards… tallied eight total tackles at Appalachian State… grabbed first career interception at Samford and returned it for 10 yards… recovered fumble vs. The Citadel after delivering the hit on the receiver… Recorded eight tackles to tie for game-high honors vs. The Citadel… total vs. Bulldogs included seven solos… averaged 6.0 solo tackles per game in last two contests… had two forced fumbles for 2009, one at Wofford and one vs. The Citadel… two pass breakups, one in season opener vs. Albany, one vs. Chattanooga… HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years for coach Luther Welsh... played mainly wide receiver until midway through his junior year when injuries to the team forced a move to free safety... twice named First Team Augusta Chronicle/WJBF All-Area at defensive back... two-time All-State pick by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, earning First Team honors his senior year and was Honorable Mention


in 2007...recorded six interceptions in just five games in 2007, for 128 return yards and one touchdown... finished with 23 tackles... recorded 55 tackles and four interceptions his senior year... set up game-winning touchdown against rival Washington-Wilkes after returning a fumble 18 yards... averaged 24 yards on three punt returns... caught 11 passes for 389 yards and two touchdowns in limited time at wide receiver... also lettered in track and basketball... clocked a 4.55 in the 40-yard dash. MAJOR: Sport Management. eubanks’ career defensive stats Year G-S U A TT SKS TFL FF FR INT PBU QH 2009 11-10 2010 14-13 25-23

30 35 65

28 21 49

58 56 114

1 0 1

4 4.5 8.5

2 2 4

1 1 2

1 0 1

2 4 6

0 1 1

EUBANKS’ career highs Career-high tackles – 11 at Wofford, 12-11-10 (7U, 4A) Career-high TFL – 1 on seven occasions Career-high sacks – 1 vs. Western Carolina, 9-19-09 Career-high PBU – 2 at Furman, 11-20-10 Career-high INT – 1 at Samford, 11-7-09 Career-high fumble recovery – 1 on two occasions vs. The Citadel, 11-14-09, at Furman, 11-20-10

MARKUS FARMER WR 5-10 165

win… also had an interception against Bulldogs late in Paulson playoff game to put the Eagle offense back on the field and add a touchdown… had seven games with three total tackles… posted 6.5 tackles for loss, including two during S.C. State playoff game, during freshman campaign… HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Kenny Dallas at Landmark Christian Academy… Atlanta Journal-Constitution First-Team All-State selection as senior... Offense-Defense All-American in 2009... Region 5A Defensive Player of the Year... three-time member of Region 5A first team as a sophomore, junior and senior... earned Region 5A honorable mention recognition as a freshman... Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State honorable mention… lettered all four years… named team captain as a senior… also played basketball for three seasons… PERSONAL: Born in Douglasville, Ga., on October 23, 1991… son of Aron and Marianne Gebhardt… Father played football at West Georgia and mother played basketball at Valdosta State University… he cites his parents as having the biggest influence in his life because “they never gave up on him and have pushed him to many limits, making him a better person”… favorite Georgia Southern tradition is riding the yellow buses… MAJOR: pre-Communication Arts. GEBHARDT’S career defensive stats Year G-S U A TT SKS TFL FF FR INT PBU QH

86

Jr.

Savannah, Ga. (Windsor Forest) HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Coach Mike Martin at Windsor Forest High School… totaled 700 all-purpose yards and scored four touchdowns for Knights as a senior… recorded 55 tackles and had three interceptions and a fumble recovery… threw for 350 yards and four touchdowns as a junior as Windsor Forest went 7-4 and served as host for a 3-5A playoff game… PERSONAL: Born Markus Deon Farmer on July 26, 1990 in Tacoma, Wash… has five brothers and sisters… son of Tanzania Butler and Larry Farmer… most admires his mother and says she has had the biggest influence on his life because” she has always been there for me and has my best interest at heart”… enjoys playing basketball and video games… favorite movie is “Remember the Titans”… most interesting class taken so far at Georgia Southern is Intro to Sport Management… MAJOR: Sport Management.

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JOSH GEBHARDT

2010 15-6 15-6

17 17

16 16

33 33

1.5 1.5

6.5 6.5

0 0

1 1

1 1

1 1

1 1

GEBHARDT’S career HIGHS Career-high tackles – 4 vs. Samford, 10-30-10 (2U, 2A) Career-high TFL – 2 vs. South Carolina State, 11-27-10 Career-high sack – 1 vs. Savannah State, 9-4-10 Career-high interception – 1 vs. South Carolina State (4 yards), 11-27-10 Recorded safety vs. Wofford, 10-9-10 Career-high fumble recovery – 1 vs. S. Carolina St. (34-yard return for TD) Career-high touchdown – 1 vs. South Carolina State, 11-27-10 34-yard fumble return

MATT GILBERT C

6-2

249

Marietta, Ga. (Walton)

35 RFr.

FRESHMAN (2010): Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: First-team All-Region 6-5A... first-team All-Cobb County... Cobb County Senior Bowl participant...three-year starter for Raiders...coached by Rocky Hidalgo... PERSONAL: Parents are Jimmy and Rhonda Gilbert. MAJOR: Undecided.

DE 6-2 222 So.

Douglasville, Ga. (Landmark Christian) FRESHMAN (2010): Played in all 15 games and started six games, replacing injured Dion DuBose for the Furman game and four playoff games… also started at Chattanooga… picked up first career sack (10 yards) against Savannah State… registered three solo tackles versus Tigers… three tackles at Navy (1U, 2A)… named to the SoCon AllFreshman team… scored safety for Eagles by tackling Wofford quarterback in the endzone for first GSU points… picked up South Carolina State fumble and ran 34-yards for an Eagle touchdown in playoff

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MIGUEL GILMORE

first one by the school in 20 years… his brother has been a major influence, “He pushed me to have a good work ethic.”… enjoys fishing, basketball, golf and spending time with friends… favorite professional team is the Carolina Panthers… lists George Strait as his favorite musician… son of Robert and Beverly Gray… MAJOR: Business Administration (Logistics).

SLOT 5-8 178 Sr.

JUNIOR (2010): Set up final Eagle score in Savannah State win with 43-yard rush… carried twice for 46 yards in that game… saw action in seven games… ran for 38 yards on seven carries for White team in 2011 Spring game… JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played two years at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala., for Mike Turk… ran for seven touchdowns and 402 yards as a sophomore for the Hawks… averaged 21.9 yards as a kick returner… all-conference pick as a kick returner… HIGH SCHOOL: Team captain for Ocoee High School as a junior and senior… named athlete of the year… had 400 yards rushing and 66 tackles as a junior… followed up that season with 503 yards and 8 touchdowns for the 8-3 Knights… also pulled down 12 receptions for 270 yards… listed in the record book three times for receiving single-game marks… averaged 38.5 yards per kick return… played for Coach Greg Dailer… won leadership award his senior season… won three letters in football… also ran track and field winning two letters… competed in weightlifting… PERSONAL: Full name is Miguel Lamar Gilmore…. Born July 27, 1989 in St. Petersburg, Fla…. youngest of five children… son of Teresa Richardson and Feron Gilmore, Sr., … most interesting class taken so far at Georgia Southern is Sports Psychology… most treasured possession is his Bible… MAJOR: Sport Management. GIlmore’s CAREER rushing stats Year G-S ATT. NET APC TD 2010 7-0 3 44 14.7 0 7-0 3 44 14.7 0

APG 6.3 6.3

LONG 43 (SSU) 43 (SSU)

GIlmore’s career highs Career-high rushing yards – 46 on 2 attempts vs. Savannah State, 9-4-10 Career-high attempts – 2 vs. Savannah State, 9-4-2010

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CHRIS GRAY OT 6-5 278

Jr.

SOPHOMORE (2010): Played in seven games including appearances vs. S.C. State and at Wofford for playoffs…REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2009): Appeared in four games… FRESHMAN (2008): Redshirted… signed with the Eagles in February 2007… enrolled at Georgia Southern in January 2008… HIGH SCHOOL: Missed the first part of his senior year with an injury… earned Associated Press Class A All-State honors as an offensive lineman… ranked among The State’s ‘Top 50’ list… twice earned All-Region accolades… registered 48 knockdown blocks in just eight games… team won the 2006 regional championship… participated in the 2006 SCADA North-South All-Star game… team advanced to the second round of the Class A playoffs… played for coach John Cann… three year starter… lettered in football, basketball and golf… PERSONAL: Born January 13, 1989 in Landrum, South Carolina… brother Sean lettered in football for the Eagles… No. 1 sports highlight was winning region championship his junior year, the

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PK 5-11 200 Sr.

Crosby, Tx. (Crosby/Blinn College) Launched three 70-yard kickoffs in the Savannah State game and averaged 63.0 yards on career-best nine kickoffs… forced Savannah State to start at its own goal line for two of its first three drives… had long of 70 yards on eight occasions during season… on-side kick against Wofford was recovered by Georgia Southern… had eight kickoffs in S.C. State playoff game… saw action in 13 games… BLINN COLLEGE: Member of 10-1 national championship team in 2009… team won back to back Southwest Junior College Football Conference titles in 2008 and 2009… Made 10-10 PATs in freshman year for Buccaneers… had a 37-yard field goal against Cisco College… named first-team All-Conference in sophomore season asCam Newton was a member of the 2009 team… HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Kevin Flanigan at Crosby High School … named first-team All-District and thirdteam All-Region… PERSONAL: Full name is Charles William Greer… born October 31, 1987 in Jacksonville, Fla.… son of Jeff and Debbie Greer… one of five children… married December 2009 to wife Lauren, a current Georgia Southern student… most interesting class taken so far is Business Legal Environment… most admires Blinn College Coach Brad Franchione… favorite color is blue… favorite meal is steak and potatoes… plays soccer and would want a ticket to the World Cup final because “it’s the biggest game on earth,” … most treasured possession is his national championship ring… favorite tradition at Georgia Southern is riding the yellow school buses to Paulson Stadium… MAJOR: Finance. GREER’s career KICKOFF stats Year GP No Yds Avg TB FC

60+

Long

2010

13

57

3437

60.3

6

0

35

70 (mult)

2010

13

57

3437

60.3

6

0

35

70 (mult)

Career-high kickoffs – 9 vs. Savannah State, 9-4-10 Long: 70 on 8 occasions, last in game at Wofford, 12-11-10

Landrum, Sc. (Landrum)

40

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BILLY GREER

Orlando, Ga. (Ocoee/Huntington)

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SSU: (9) 70, 70, 70, 60, 64, 49, 57, 58, 60 Navy: (2) 61, 58 Wofford: (5) 60, 68, 55, 14 (on-side, rec GSU), 61 Chattanooga: (4) 69, 65, 60, 66 The Citadel: (5) 55, 63, 60, 61, 50 Samford: (3) 53, 63, 59 Appalachian State: (1) 55 Furman: (6) 50, 15, 56, 60, 63, 62 Delaware: (3) 65, 64, 60 S.C. State: (8): 70, 70, 70, 60, 39 70, 70, 45 W&M: (6): 55, 62, 64, 63, 51, 67 Wofford (12-11): (5) 70, 70, 68, 64, 44


DEREK HEYDEN S

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6-1 193 Sr.

Atlanta, Ga. (Marist)

JUNIOR (2010): Started in every game for the second straight year… played in every game for the Eagles in three-year career… second among Eagles in tackles with 98 total (62U, 36A)… had solo tackle to prevent SSU first down in season opener… one of four GSU defenders with six tackles (6A) against Midshipmen… thwarted Coastal threat in second quarter by intercepting Zach MacDowell pass to put ball back in Eagles’ hands and GS touchdown on subsequent drive… interception was first of his career… lead team in tackles on five occasions and tied previous career best with eight tackles against Elon… registered seven tackles against Wofford, including three tackles for loss… nine tackles against The Citadel to lead Georgia Southern for second-straight game after recording team-high 12 against Chattanooga the week before… tied Brent Russell for leaderboard on tackles against Samford with eight each… also had a tackle for loss in that game… shared team lead with Russell again with six tackles against Appalachian State… forced critical fumble in fourth quarter of Furman game as Eagles recovered and would score gamewinning touchdown on their next drive…recorded two tackles for loss against Paladins… had six tackles at William & Mary… solid coverage in Wofford playoff game prevented a Terrier touchdown in the third quarter… SOPHOMORE (2009): One of two Eagle defensive returners to start all 11 games… recorded third-highest unassisted tackles among the Eagles with 33… fifth on the list with 55 total tackles… tied career-best with eight tackles in South Dakota State game… also tied mark with six unassisted tackles, two assists for eight total at Wofford… posted one tackle for loss against Terriers… had six tackles, all in the first quarter, at UNC (5UA, 1A)… scooped up a Appalachian State fumble and raced 38 yards for his first collegiate touchdown… had six tackles in opener vs. Albany… posted back-to-back games with five tackles at Samford and vs. Furman… FRESHMAN (2008): SoCon All-Freshman Team… played in all 11 games as a true-freshman… started at free safety against Austin Peay, Wofford, Chattanooga, Appalachian State, Citadel and Samford… opened his collegiate career with an assisted tackle at Georgia… in his first start made four tackles and broke up a pass against Austin Peay… two stops against Northeastern… season-high eight tackles against Wofford… seven tackles in the win at Chattanooga… five tackles versus App State… two stops at Western Carolina… made five in the triple-overtime win at The Citadel… solo stop against Samford and Furman… also displayed writing skills as he wrote a guest blog for SouthernPigskin.com and GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com… HIGH SCHOOL: Played on both offense (running back) and defense (secondary) for Marist HS… recorded 512 yards on 72 carries (7.1 yards per carry) with nine touchdowns… caught seven passes for 106 yards and averaged 18 yards on seven kickoff returns… on the defensive end recorded 50 tackles, five pass breakups and two interceptions… continues long line of football recruits from Marist, including former Eagle Chris Ashkouti… missed most of his junior year with a broken ankle… named First Team All-County… selected Most Valuable Back at Marist… PERSONAL: Born July 5, 1989 in Minnesota… No. 1 sports highlight was against Washington scoring a 20-yard touchdown to send it into overtime then scoring the gamewinning TD… his dad has been a major influence, “He has taught me everything I know growing up and has been at every one of my sporting events, always pushing me to get better.”… lists favorite professional teams as Atlanta Falcons, Braves and Hawks… favorite music groups are: 3 Doors Down, Young Jeezy and Akon… son of Mike and Lori Heyden… MAJOR: Business Management.

Heyden’s career defensive stats Year G-S U A TT SKS TFL FF FR INT PBU QH 2008 11-7 16 2009 11-11 33 2010 15-15 62 37-33 111

20 22 36 78

36 55 98 189

0 0 0 0

0 1 7.5 8.5

0 1 3 4

0 1 0 1

0 0 3 3

1 2 5 8

0 0 1 1

Heyden’s career HIGHS Career-high tackles – 12 at Chattanooga (7U, 5A, 10-16-10) Career-high interception – 1 on three occasions at Coastal Carolina, 9-18-10, at WCU, 11-13-10, vs. S. Carolina St., 11-27-10 Career-high touchdown – 1 at Appalachian State, 10-24-09 38-yd fumble return Defensive PAT - 1 at Coastal Carolina, 9-18-10

NICO HICKEY

20

SLOT 5-10 191 Sr.

Columbus, Ga. (Pacelli Catholic) JUNIOR (2010): Scored two TDs for Blue team in 2011 Blue White Game… first score came off a five-yard run in first quarter… second was a 1-yard reception from Jerick McKinnon… connected on his pass to Jerick McKinnon in 2011 Spring game to start final scoring drive for Blue team… 24 of his total yards against Savannah State came in one drive, (rushing 3-17, receiving 1-11)… 11-yard catch put Eagles inside the Tigers 10-yard line to set up 17-0 GSU lead… had careerbest 40-yard reception against Wofford on third-and-11 to set up an Eagle touchdown in the fourth quarter… 17-yard run on third-and-four kept the Eagles’ drive alive for first score against Paladins… earned five starts and played in 12 games… broke collarbone in the NCAA playoff game against South Carolina State… SOPHOMORE (2009): Made first career start at Samford and pulled in two receptions for eight yards… moved to wide receiver during spring 2009 … caught a 2-yard pass during the Blue-White game… FRESHMAN (2008): Played in games against Georgia, Northeastern, Elon, Western Carolina, The Citadel, Samford and Furman… saw time on defense and special teams… HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years in football, basketball and baseball… selected team captain his senior year… Second Team All-Bi-City as a safety his senior year and Honorable Mention his junior year… First Team All-Region 4-A as a defensive back in football and utility player in baseball… during his junior year earned Second Team All-Region honors at DB… football team advanced to the quarterfinals his junior year… member of the Class A baseball state championship team… played for coach Jeff Battles… PERSONAL: Born August 7, 1990 in Columbus… No. 1 sports highlight was winning the state baseball title… full name is Byron Nico Hickey… his parents have been a major influence, “Their great support in every sport I have played and opportunity to be successful in everything I do.”… most admires NFL wide receiver Santonio Holmes, “He’s a tremendous athlete and electrifying player.”… enjoys basketball, baseball, listening to music, playing video games and competing with his little brother… favorite musicians are Lil Wayne and Drake… son of Byron and Sandra Hickey… MAJOR: Chemistry. Hickey’s career receiving stats Year G-S NO. YDS APC TD 2008 7-0 0 0 0.0 0 2009 11-1 2 8 4.0 0 2010 12-5 4 71 17.8 0 30-6 6 79 13.2 0

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LONG 0 7 40 (WOF) 40 (WOF)

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hickey’s career highs Career-high receiving yards – 40 vs. Wofford, 10-9-10 Career-high receptions – 1 on three occasions vs. Savannah State, 9-4-10, Wofford, 10-9-10 1 vs. S.C. State Hickey’s career rushing stats Year G-S ATT. NET APC TD 2010 12-5 28 179 6.4 0 12-5 28 179 6.4 0

APG 14.9 14.9

LONG 37 (ELON) 37 (ELON)

hickey’s career highs Career-high rushing yards – 63 on 4 attempts vs. Elon, 9-25-10 Career-high attempts – 4 vs. Elon, 9-25-10

CARTER JONES

89

LS 5-11 220 Sr. Moultrie, Ga. (Colquitt)

JUNIOR (2010): Has not missed a snap in his career as model of consistency at long snapper working with the Eagle kickers and punters… SOPHOMORE (2009): Took every snap on special teams units for Eagles at long-snapper… REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2008): Started at long snapper in all 11 games… assisted on a tackle in the Wofford game… part of a special teams unit that had only one punt in 49 attempts blocked… actually grew out his hair during the season then during the off-season had it cut and donated it to Locks of Love… FRESHMAN (2007): Redshirted… part of the 90-man roster to start fall camp… HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football, baseball and swimming… Second Team Region 1-5A honors in baseball… team captain in football and baseball… played for coach Tim Cokely… PERSONAL: Born January 21, 1989 in Moultrie… No. 1 sports highlight was being voted runner-up for the 11th Hour’s ‘Favorite Local Athlete’… his father has been a major influence, “he has been an amazing role model, coach and friend and he has supported me through good times and the bad… most admires coach Eric McCranie, “He taught me in only one year what kind of responsibility I hold as an athlete of my school or image of the team I represent.”… his brother Trey played soccer at Delta State… enjoys baseball, surfing and pool… favorite professional team is the Atlanta Braves… favorite musical group is the Allman Brothers Band… “gets the chills every Saturday” from his favorite Georgia Southern tradition of riding the yellow school buses to Paulson Stadium... son of Bob and Traci Jones… MAJOR: Communication Studies.

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OMARI JONES DE 6-0 216 RFr.

Jonesboro, Ga. (Mundy’s Mill) FRESHMAN (2010): Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Mundy’s Mill High School for Coach Peniel J. Dany… selected defensive MVP as a senior… named to All-Region first-team defense at linebacker… started as free safety as a sophomore, recording 6 interceptions and 31 tackles… recorded 54 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, and 3 tackles for loss as a junior in starting roles as a linebacker and strong safety… started at strong safety and outside linebacker as a senior… led Tigers as a senior with 82 tackles and seven sacks, three forced fumbles and three tackles for loss… defensive captain as a junior... captain of team as a senior… recorded 54 tackles during 2008 season... graduated on the A/B honor roll and was a member of the Region 4 6-A All-Academic team... earned three-star ranking from Rivals.com … PERSONAL: Born in Atlanta, Ga., on September 13, 1991… parents are Marcellus and Onetha Jones...has a brother, Mandela, who is a Georgia Southern graduate… he most admires his parents for all of their sacrifices, God for making everything possible and Sean Taylor (favorite football player)… favorite Georgia Southern tradition is riding the school buses to the game… MAJOR: Education.

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BRANDON LANE DB 5-8 170

Jr.

Marietta, Ga. (Harrison)

SOPHOMORE (2010): Played in season opener vs. Savannah State and saw action in overtime win over Appalachian State… Joined the team as a walk-on… HIGH SCHOOL: Team captain… lettered in lacrosse (3), football (3) and basketball… named ‘Academic Player of the Year’ at Harrison HS… named All-County on defense… played for coach Bruce Cobleigh… PERSONAL: Born July 22, 1989 in Atlanta… No. 1 sports highlight was beating Lowndes County HS at their place his senior year… his dad has been a major influence, “He always pushed me in everything I do.”… most admires Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics, “He is very passionate about what he does. He’s a force on defense and brings intensity every time he plays.”… enjoys lacrosse, serving as an intern at the vet and swimming… lists the Celtics as his favorite professional team… favorite musician is Lil Wayne… son of Scott and Lynda Lane… MAJOR: Biology.


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ZACH LONAS OG 6-1 270 So.

DB 5-9 160 So.

Acworth, Ga. (Etowah)

Tampa, Fla. (Plant)

FRESHMAN (2010): Provided immediate help to offensive line, playing in 13 games and starting against Savannah State and Navy at guard… helped Eagles to season-best rushing total of 432 yards and six touchdowns and 540 yards of total offense… HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year captain and three-year letterwinner for Etowah High School… threeyear starter and two-way player at offensive line and defensive tackle... All-Cherokee County Gridiron Club selection as a junior and senior... helped Eagles to 8-2 overall record and region championship as a senior with 350 yards per game in offense (262 rushing, 88 passing)... recorded 29 tackles including four tackles for loss and two sacks... had 11 hurries and a fumble recovery... coached by Bill Stewart… PERSONAL: Born in Marietta, Ga., on October 22, 1991 to Jake and Christie Lonas… full name is Zachary Wayne Lonas… one of six chidren… favorite color is blue.. favorite food is pizza… MAJOR: pre-Exercise Science.

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BRANDAVIOUS

MANN C

6-2 258 Sr.

Forsyth, Ga. (Mary Persons) JUNIOR (2010): Calm veteran moved to center position… played in all 15 games and started in all but Navy game… SOPHOMORE (2009): Played and started in seven games at left tackle, making first collegiate start at Wofford and holding onto starting spot for remainder of season… REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2008): Saw action in five games off the bench on the offensive line… played against Elon, Chattanooga, The Citadel, Samford and Furman… helped the offense rank 20th nationally in passing offense (247 ypg) and scoring offense (31.8 ppg) while finishing the year ranked 37th in total offense (383.6 ypg)… team led the SoCon in passing while finishing third in scoring and fourth in total offense… FRESHMAN (2007): Redshirted… signed with the Eagles in February 2007 as a member of coach Hatcher’s first recruiting class… HIGH SCHOOL: Named Third Team All-Middle Georgia on three occasions… National Football Foundation Senior ScholarAthlete award… team captain… lettered two years in football and once in track… two year starter on offensive line… Offensive MVP his senior year… played for coach Rodney Walker… PERSONAL: Born August 22, 1989 in Forsyth… his family has been a major influence, “because of their support.”… most admires Coach Pat Burdette, “for his knowledge and dedication to the game of football.”… enjoys fishing, golf, watching movies and video games… favorite professional teams are Atlanta Hawks and Falcons… favorite musician is Bob Marley… son of Ben and Evelyn Mann… MAJOR: Justice Studies with a minor in Psychology.

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FRESHMAN (2010): Saw action in secondary and on special teams in nine games… at Chattanooga, had six total tackles (4U, 2A) and had one pass broken up… picked up two solo tackles in win over Elon… HIGH SCHOOL: Tampa Tribune and St. Pete Times All-County first team as a senior... garnered second-team honors from Tampa Tribune and honorable mention recognition from St. Pete Times as a junior... voted top corner in the state of Florida as a junior and senior...helped Panthers to 13-1 record and state championship as a senior... part of the 14-1 Plant state championship team as a junior... finished career at Plant with 112 total tackles including 81 solos with 10 interceptions and 50 pass break-ups... also had 13 career tackles for loss... recorded 53 total tackles with 42 solo in senior season... also had three interceptions and 23 pass break-ups... recorded 46 total tackles (30 solo) with five interceptions and 24 pass break-ups as a junior... won Playmaker award as a junior... All-Suncoast first team in 2009 following honorable mention status in 2008... All-Western Conference first team pick as a senior and second team selection as a junior... grabbed two interceptions to go along with 13 total tackles (nine solo) and three pass breakups... Panthers were 53-4 during his career... first four-year varsity letterman under Coach Robert J. Weiner... team captain… also won three letters in track and field… member of the 4x100 All-County relay … PERSONAL: Born in Tampa, Fla., on July 24, 1991…parents are Leroy Blue and Sonya White… has three siblings, Rashad, Simone and Tyrell… he most admires his brother Tyrell because “without him he would not be the person he is today”… listens to “Let’s Go Get Em” by Iceberg before games and practices. MAJOR: Pre- Information Technology.

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WILLIAM MAXWELL OL 6-1 283 Sr.

Quitman, Ga. (Brooks County) JUNIOR (2010): Started Navy game at left guard and then moved to right side for rest of season… appeared in 15 games with 14 starts… voted by Georgia Southern fans as the “Lineman of the Week” for his performance against The Citadel with nine knockdowns in the shutout win… SOPHOMORE (2009): Made first-ever start at start at right guard at UNC after starting nine games in 2008 and 2009 season opener vs. Albany at tackle… recorded one tackle in that game, stopping the Tar Heels after a fumble recovery… played in a total of nine games with six starts… REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2008): Played in all 11 games… started nine times at left tackle… graded out on average in the high 70 percent every game… helped the offense rank 20th nationally in passing offense (247 ypg) and scoring offense (31.8 ppg) while finishing the year ranked 37th in total offense (383.6 ypg)… team led the SoCon in passing while finishing third in scoring and fourth in total offense… had to step in as one of the newcomers called upon to fill a void left by five departed seniors and two All-Americans… FRESHMAN (2007): Redshirted… signed with the Eagles in February 2007… HIGH SCHOOL: Team won Region I-AA in 2005… advanced to the playoffs his sophomore and junior year… First Team All-Region honors his senior year…

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started on offensive and defensive line… voted Best Linemen on the team… played for coach Ryan Branch… a standout track athlete as well, placing third at state in the shot put and discus… PERSONAL: Born December 31, 1988 in Jacksonville… full name is William Howard Maxwell, Jr… his father has been a major influence, “He pushes me to do my best year in and year out”… most admires former NFL standout Jerry Rice, “He had the best work ethic and was a phenomenal football player.”… enjoys hanging out with his friends, football, video games, works on bettering himself and the weather… favorite professional team is the Jacksonville Jaguars… has career aspirations to be a psychologist… Kanye West is listed as his favorite musician… son of William Sr. and Leatrice Maxwell… MAJOR: Psychology.

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TREVOR McBURNETT OL 6-1 285 RFr.

Lawerenceville, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge) FRESHMAN (2010): Redshirted… HIGH SCHOOL: Tabbed first-team All-Region 8-AAAAA as a junior and senior... First-team All-Gwinnett County as a junior and second-team selection as a senior... honorable mention all-state pick at offensive lineman for junior year as Peachtree Ridge finished 12-3 as runner-up in 5A... pre-season all-state selection by Atlanta Journal-Constitution for senior campaign... helped lead team to 10-3 mark and quarterfinals... member of the Lions offensive line that did not allow a sack over 28 games and two years... finished 10th in state weightlifting meet as a senior... Scholar-Athlete award winner... joins current Eagle Mitch Williford in coming from Peachtree Ridge... played for Coach Bill Ballard… PERSONAL: Born February 13, 1992 to Todd and Mia McBurnett in Lawrenceville, Ga…. has a younger sister, Tiffany… would want a ticket to the Super Bowl if had the chance to go because he loves football… most treasured possession is his truck… names Eagle Creek as his favorite part of Georgia Southern lore… MAJOR: Biology.

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St. Mary’s, Ga. (Camden County) REDSHIRT-SOPHOMORE (2010): Recovered blocked punt at Coastal Carolina to set the Eagles up for a quick touchdown and 10-0 lead… intercepted Chants’ Zach MacDowell pass, first interception of his career, and returned for 18 yards in fourth quarter… had two pass breakups and four tackles (2U, 2A) to add to stats at Coastal Carolina… posted five tackles against Wofford in first meeting… picked up one solo tackle and one assist at Navy… had a tackle in the Appalachian State overtime win… played in 12 games. SOPHOMORE (2009): Made four solo stops for the White team during the annual spring game… did not play during regular season. FRESHMAN (2008): Played in nine games as a true-freshman… made his first collegiate start in the season-opener at preseason number one Georgia (bandit)… recorded a season-high three tackles in that contest… also started at bandit against Wofford… did not play in weeks two and three but saw action in every game the rest of the year… made two tackles in consecutive weeks against Wofford and Chattanooga… made an assisted tackle at Western Carolina… solo stop at Furman… HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football (4),

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track (4) and basketball (2)… First Team All-Region his senior year… First Team All-Coastal Georgia his senior year… earned Second Team All-Region honors his junior year and was named Honorable Mention All-Region as a sophomore… twice helped his team advance to the state semifinals in the Georgia Dome (2004, 2007)… named ‘Special Teams Player of the Year’ in Region 3-AAAAA… named to the GACA North-South All-Star game in 2007… two star athlete by Rivals. com… earned a spot on the Southeast Georgia/North Florida ‘Super 11’… played for coach Jeff Herron… PERSONAL: Born February 22, 1990… No. 1 sports highlight was grabbing two interceptions (one for a touchdown) in the third round of the playoffs to advance to the semifinals his senior year… his father has been a major influence, “He has always been the one to point out my flaws so I’m able to fix them rather than praising my strengths all the time.”… most admires his cousin Roddy White, a wide receiver with the Atlanta Falcons, “He’s my big cousin who gave me the inspiration that dreams can in fact come true.”… enjoys playing video games, basketball and relaxing… lists favorite professional teams as Atlanta Braves and Falcons… Lil Boosie listed as favorite musician… son of Alexander Sr. and Eleanor McCray… MAJOR: Sport Management. McCray’s career defensive stats Year G-S U A TT SKS TFL FF FR INT PBU QH 2008 9-2 4 5 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2010 12-0 8 5 13 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 21-2 12 10 22 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 Career-high tackles – 5 vs. Wofford, 10-9-10 (3U, 1A) Career-high INT – 1 at Coastal Carolina, 9-18-10 (18-yard return) Career-high PBU – 2 at Coastal Carolina, 9-18-10

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JERICK McKINNON QB 5-9 232 So.

Marietta, Ga. (Sprayberry) Changes number to 1 from 15 worn in 2010… scored three-yard TD in Blue-White game to pull the Blue within one TD (21-14) just seconds before halftime… tossed one-yard TD pass to Nico Hickey to edge the Blue within one point (21-20)… threw for 119 yards in spring game which included a 73-yard long pass to Kentrellis Showers… caught 12yard pass from Blue teammate Nico Hickey to start final scoring drive… FRESHMAN (2010): Picked up first career score against Savannah State, taking over the quarterback duties in the fourth quarter… scampered for 20 yards for touchdown after 22-yard rush helped extend the drive… briefly held record for most rushing attempts in a single game after rushing for top single-game mark of 182 yards on 35 attempts at The Citadel… 84 yards came in second quarter as he helped Eagles to first shutout of an opponent since 2003… rushed for seven of nine plays on the final scoring drive for the final TD in the 20-0 GSU victory… assumed signal calling after Jaybo Shaw was injured early in that game… made first career start against the Samford the following week... had one-yard TD run for first score against the Bulldogs… handed off to Tobi Akinniranye for a 60-yard TD run against Chattanooga… directed Eagles to their third-highest rushing total of the year with 323 yards against South Carolina State… 53-yard rush from the slotback position put Mora within field goal range for the Eagles’ first score vs. Delaware… finished with 101 yards against the Blue Hens for his second 100-yard rushing game of his career… played in 10 games… HIGH SCHOOL: Atlanta Journal-Constitution first-team All-State pick at quarterback... tabbed first-team All-State by Georgia Sports Writers Association as an athlete...named Region 7 AAAA Player of the Year... three-year starter and four-year letterwinner for the Yellow Jackets... passed for 1,500 yards and ran for 1,300 as a senior... Cobb County Touchdown Club Quarterback of the Year... played for Coach


Billy Shackelford... member of team that won region championship as a junior… wide receiver MVP for the National Underclassmen Ultimate 100… earned two letters for Yellow Jacket track and field team, running the 100 meter Dash and competing in the long jump and as a member of the 4X100 relay team… PERSONAL: Full name is Jerick Deshun McKinnon… born May 3, 1992 in Atlanta, Ga., … son of Rungie and Frances McKinnon… brother Lester Norwood earned four letters as a free safety at Florida… listens to “Goodbye” by Wiz Khalifa and “Requiem for a Dream” before playing or going to practice… favorite color is green… favorite food is fried chicken… favorite movie is “Friday After Next”… one of the jokesters on the team… loves candy… brother has had the biggest influence on his life because “he has always been there for me and gives me guidance and feedback when needed. I look at him as not just a brother, but as a positive role model I can count on whenever”… MAJOR: Undecided. Mckinnon’s career rushing stats Year G-S ATT. NET APC TD 2010 10-1 109 495 4.5 3 10-1 109 495 4.5 3

APG 49.5 49.5

LONG 53(at UD) 53(at UD)

Mckinnon’s career highs Career-high rushing yards – 182 on 35 attempts at The Citadel, 10-23-10 Career-high attempts – 35 at The Citadel, 10-23-10 Career-high touchdowns–1 on three occasions vs. Savannah State, 9-4-10, at The Citadel, 10-23-10, vs. Samford, 10-30-10 MCKINNON’s career PASSING stats Year G-S EFF C A I PCT Yds TD YPG 2010 10-1 33.51 3 9 1 33.3 24 0 2.4 10-1 33.51 3 9 1 33.3 24 0 2.4

LONG 9 (SAM) 9 (SAM)

MCKINNON’s PASSING career highs Career-high passing yards – 17 vs. Samford, 10-30-10 Career high completions – 2 vs. Samford, 10-30-10 Career-high passing attempts – 4 vs. South Carolina State, 11-27-10 Career-high passing TDs – Longest pass – 9 vs. Samford, 10-30-10

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JAVON MENTION DL 6-2 245 So. Tampa, Fla. (Tampa)

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2010): Contributed in 15 games and earned start at defensive tackle against The Citadel… FRESHMAN (2009): Redshirted… HIGH SCHOOL: First Team All-Hillsborough County... First Team All-Conference... helped Plant HS win the Class 4A state championship... set a county record with 24 sacks... finished with 88 tackles of which 33 went for a loss his senior year... played for Coach Robert Weiner… . MAJOR: pre-Business.

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OT/LS 6-3 253 Sr.

Warner Robins, Ga. (Northside) Selected to All-America preseason lists by Athlon’s and Sporting News… JUNIOR (2010): Associated Press third-team All-American… SoCon first-team offensive line selection by Coaches with secondteam honors from Media Association… started every game for Eagles… twice voted “Lineman of the Week” by Georgia Southern fans… had great performance against Samford with six knockdowns in Coastal Carolina game for second honor… candidate for the national Awards and Recognition Association (ARA) Sportsmanship Award… SOPHOMORE: (2009): Saw action in two games… joined the team as a walk-on long snapper after attending Georgia Military College… HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football and track… member of the 2006 Northside HS team that went 15-0 and won the state title… earned AllMiddle Georgia honors in track… captain of Seminole football team… played for coach Conrad Nix… PERSONAL: Born May 23, 1989 in Warner Robins… full name is Aaron Brett Moore… No. 1 sports highlight was winning the first state championship in his high school’s history and going undefeated in the process… his father has been a major influence, “He helped me grow as an athlete and even when I wanted to quit sports when I was younger he encouraged me to keep playing.”… most admires Coach Stewart at Northside High School, “He was my position coach all throughout high school and really made me the player I am today. He became another father figure to me.”… enjoys football, basketball, track, movies, hanging out with friends and spending time with family… Atlanta Falcons is his favorite professional team… lists Lil’ Wayne as favorite musician… son of Terry and Debbie Moore… MAJOR: Business Administration (Logistics).

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PK 5-11 184 Gr. Dalton, Ga. (Dalton)

Enters final season with perfect 95-95 mark for PATs…top scorer for Georgia Southern for third consecutive year in 2010… has scored at least one point in every game in his career… JUNIOR (2010): College Football Performance Awards Placekicker of the Year… One of 10 finalists for the Fred Mitchell Place Kicker of the Year Award… Associated Press All-American third team selection… Phil Steele Publications FCS All-American Fourth Team for Special Teams… top Eagle scorer with 102 points (19 FG, 45 PATs)… in the top 20 for multiple NCAA career statistical categories… career-best 13 points in a game with three FGs and four PATs against South Carolina State… tied his career-high with three field goals against South Carolina State with his final score, a successful 45-yard field goal, his long of the season… SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week for his 11 points (2 FGs, 5 PATs) against Savannah State in season opener… Hit an individual career and seasonbest three field goals against both South Carolina State and Wofford in the playoffs, … tied 11-point scoring mark with two field goals and five PATS against Coastal Carolina… had four PATs and completed the scoring against Elon with a field goal… set the record for career PATs against Wofford in October, hitting his 68th consecutive PAT… hit two field goals for Eagles against The Citadel in 20-0 shutout… scored

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only points of the second half with a 37-yard field goal, the difference in the Eagles’ playoff win at Wofford… posted 11 points for the third time during the season against Terriers, with three field goals (20-yard FG at end of first half, a 33-yard FG early in the second quarter and 37-yard FG in second half)… SOPHOMORE (2009): Scored team-best 67 points off 16 field goals and 19 extra points… Nailed career-best 50-yard field goal at Wofford in third quarter at Wofford… that distance is tied for 19th on Georgia Southern’s all-time field goal list… that field goal tied for 25th among FCS national distances… Hit 48-yard kick in second quarter vs. Phoenix (T-27th on Eagle career list)… Extended his field goals made streak to nine with 39-yarder at Samford… streak ended on a 49-yard attempt later than game (third-longest attempt of his career)… hit a field goal in all 12 games he has been called upon (as of Wofford) Back-to-back games with two field goals vs. Albany and South Dakota State… Kicked a 44-yard field goal to cap the win over Albany (N.Y.)… bettered his career long to 46 yards the following week with field goal vs. South Dakota State… hit second field goal of game vs. Jackrabbits with a 36-yard score… set program record for hitting at least one field goal in 11 straight games with the streak ending at Elon without an attempt… three straight games with two field goals, adding 31- and 23-yard scores vs. Western Carolina… two FGs at Wofford… hit career-best total of three field goals in a game vs. Chattanooga, including a 45-yarder. REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2008): Second Team All-SoCon… SoCon All-Freshman Team… sat out the first three games of the season, but earned the start against Elon and remained the starting kicker the rest of the season… kicked a field goal in every game (10-of-12 on the year)… finished as the team-leader in points… did not meet the games played minimum otherwise would have ranked among the national-leaders… in Southern Conference-only games, finished fifth in points scored, second in field goals, tied for first in extra point conversion percentage and led the league in field goal percentage… made his first collegiate field goal attempt (41 yards), then later in the quarter hit from 32 yards… made both extra point attempts… kicked a 25-yard field goal as time expired against Wofford to send the game into overtime… 4-of-4 on extra points against the Terriers… matched a season-high kicking a 41-yard field goal at Chattanooga and set a new season standard hitting all seven extra points… converted from 24 and 37 yards versus Appalachian State and made all four extra points… kicked a 34-yarder in the third quarter at Western Carolina, then helped with the NCAA record fourth quarter comeback (down 28 points with 11 minutes remaining) when he hit all five extra points… made a 37-yard FG to tie the game late in the fourth quarter against The Citadel, eventually sending it to overtime… successful in all five extra point attempts, including two in the Georgia Southern record triple-overtime… against Samford hit a 26-yarder to start the scoring and made both extra points… kicked two extra points in the win at Furman, then nailed a season-high 42-yarder with under a minute left in the first half… FRESHMAN (2007): Redshirted… joined the program after signing in February 2007, part of coach Hatcher’s first recruiting class… HIGH SCHOOL: Nominated for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Award… named to the Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) All-Chevy Team, honoring the top performers from the Chevrolet HS Football Game of the Week… set several punting and kicking records at Dalton HS… four-time Dalton Daily Citizen All-Star team… Chattanooga Times Free Press ‘Dynamite Dozen’ his senior year… Second Team All-State… connected on a pair of 54-yard field goals… averaged 42.3 yards on 33 punts his senior year… received the Jim Arnold Award as the Catamounts’ Special Teams Player of the Year… helped Dalton record its 47th consecutive winning season… team qualified for the Class 4A playoffs his senior year… during his junior year went 10-3 and won the Region 7-AAAA title, losing in the third round of the playoffs… recorded 14 field goals (82 percent success rate) and 76 points his junior year… Second Team All-Region 7-AAAA honors his junior and senior years… 3.9 cumulative GPA… played for coach Ronnie McClurg… PERSONAL: Enjoys hanging out with friends… born September 14, 1988 in Mexico… MAJOR: Graduated with a degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing a master of business administration at Georgia Southern. MORA’s career KICKING stats Year G EP EPA Pct FG FGA 2008 8 31 31 1.000 10 12 2009 11 19 19 1.000 16 22 2010 15 45 45 1.000 *19 21 34 *95 95 1.000 45 55

Pct Pts FG Long .833 61 42 (Fur) .727 67 50 (Wof) .904 102 45(SCSU) .818 230 50 (Wof)

MORA’s NUMBERS Top 5 distances: 1) 50 at Wofford, 2009 2) 48 at Wofford, 2009 3) 46 at South Dakota State, 2009 T-4) 45 vs. South Carolina State, 2010 45 vs. Chattanooga, 2009 6) 44 vs. Albany, 2009

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*owns GSU single-season record of 19 field goals made in 2010 *owns current GSU career consecutive PATs made with 95, 2008-present Career-high FG made – 3 on three occasions vs Chattanooga,10-17-2009, vs. SCSU, 11-27-10, at Wofford, 12-11-10 Career-high PAT made – 7 at Chattanooga,10-4-2008 Current FG made streak – 3 last 2 FG at Wofford, 1 at Delaware 12-18-2010 (37) Current PAT career consecutive made streak - 95 (GSU record) NCAA CAREER RANKINGS Category..................................... Ranking............. Stat Field Goals – Attempts...........................12................ 55 Field Goals – Made..................................6............. 1.32 Field Goals – Attempts per game..........15............. 1.61 Field Goals – Made per game..................6............... 1.3 Field Goals – Percentage made..............3........... 81.82 Scoring – Extra Points Attempted..........20................ 95 Scoring – Extra Points Made.................17................ 95 Scoring – Total Points.............................19.............. 230 Scoring – Points Per Game...................17............... 6.8 Scoring – Field Goals Attempted...........12................ 55 Scoring – Field Goals Made.....................6................ 45

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KYLE OEHLBECK OLB 5-10 200 So.

Gainesville, Fla. (Buchholz) REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2010): Shared top tackler honors for Savannah State game with Brent Russell as each had five… picked up a solo tackle and an assist at Navy… made first career start against Coastal Carolina and had 8-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown, both career firsts, against Coastal Carolina late in the game helped Eagles secure win… made first career start in game against the Chanticleers… recorded big special teams tackle on GSU punt to prevent return in critical fourth quarter against Coastal Carolina… picked up loose ball after Coastal QB Zach McDowell forced backwards and fumbled for an Eagle touchdown with only 3:20 left in game… had five solo tackles and one assist for six total against Coastal Carolina… credited with one tackle for loss (4 yards) against Chants…played in 12 games… FRESHMAN (2009): Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football and weightlifting… made 115 tackles his senior year, earning First Team All-District and All-Area honors… Third Team All-State… voted captain of football team… played for coach Jay Godwin… PERSONAL: Born May 24, 1991 in Saranc Lake, N.Y.… No. 1 sports highlight was making 25 tackles his senior year during the Homecoming game… his coach Tim Adams has been a major influence, “He set me in the right direction to succeed.”… most admires Scott Pritchett, “He’s a great guy who goes out every day with a winning attitude.”… enjoys lifting weights, playing X-Box, hanging out with friends and water sports… favorite professional team is Pittsburgh Steelers… lists Linkin Park as favorite music group… son of Thomas and Selma Oehlbeck… MAJOR: History. OEHLBECK’s career defensive stats Year G-S U A TT SKS TFL FF FR INT PBU QH 2010 12-1 12-1

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7 7

18 18

0 0

1 1

0 0

1 1

0 0

0 0

0 0

OEHLBECK’s career HIGHS Career-high tackles – 6 at Coastal Carolina, 9-18-2010 (5U, 1A) Career-high TFL – 1 at Coastal Carolina, 9-18-2010 Recovered fumble at Coastal Carolina, returned 8 yards for TD (9-18-10) Career-high touchdown - 1 at Coastal Carolina, 9-18-2010 8-yd fum return


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Alpharetta, Ga. (Alpharetta) SOPHOMORE (2010): Practiced with scout team… started at defensive end for White squad in 2011 spring game… had four solo tackles and two assists (6 total) for second on the team… split a tackle for loss and had 1.5 (4 yards) in game… HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Alpharetta High School for Coach Bill Watters… received the Coaches Award in 2008… Has the record for the longest touchdown run (99 yards)… set record for sacks in the season (10) and single-game (4)… Junior year he recorded 32 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 fumble, and 1 touchdown (fumble recovery)… Senior year he recorded 49 tackles, 10 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery… also lettered in track and field competing in the discus… PERSONAL: Born in Croydon, England, on December 17, 1990…. Son of Peter Osunde and Phoebe Martin and guardians Randy and Paige Maier... has six siblings, Jemima, Edmond, Noah, Caleb, Lydia and Elijah… most admires his parents… MAJOR: Business Marketing with a minor in Business Management.

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JOSH PETKOVICH OT 6-4 268 Sr.

Palm Harbor, Fla. ( East Lake) JUNIOR (2010): Sat out season. SOPHOMORE (2009): Saw action in four games. REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2008): Played in eight games… started in consecutive games against Chattanooga and Appalachian State at left tackle… graded out throughout the season in the mid-70 percent… helped the offense rank 20th nationally in passing offense (247 ypg) and scoring offense (31.8 ppg) while finishing the year ranked 37th in total offense (383.6 ypg)… team led the SoCon in passing while finishing third in scoring and fourth in total offense… had to step in last year as one of the newcomers called upon to fill a void left by five departed seniors and two All-Americas… FRESHMAN (2007): Redshirted… joined the program as a walk-on… HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years and was a three-year starter in football… team captain… Second Team All-Conference… played for coach Bob Hudson and Darius Holtz-Claw… PERSONAL: Born July 17, 1989 in Austin, Texas… No. 1 sports highlight was beating rival Tarpon Springs for the first time in four years… his parents have been a major influence, “They always push me so I can get that little extra.”… most admires his HS coach Darius Holtz-Claw, “He was by far the best influence on my football career just by how he coached. You never forget where you came from.”… enjoys working out, football and music… his father Mark Petkovich played for the Texas Rangers from 1984-88… favorite musician is George Strait… favorite professional team is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers… son of John and Julie Fillingim… MAJOR: Sport Management.

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HUDSON PRESUME CB 5-9 172 Sr.

Bradenton, Fla. (Southeast) JUNIOR (2010): Played in Elon, Wofford and Chattanooga games… SOPHOMORE (2009): Played in all 11 games with five starts… Recorded career-high seven tackles vs. Chattanooga… Had three tackles vs. Western Carolina… named captain for Elon game… made first collegiate start at North Carolina and had five tackles in that game… had four total tackles the week before at Wofford (3UA, 1A)… forced fumble in Appalachian State game… REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2008): Sat out the season to meet academic requirements… FRESHMAN (2007): Redshirted… joined the program prior to the start of fall camp and was part of the 90-man roster… HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in track and football… named ‘Defensive Player of the Year’… received the Bullet Award, given to the Track ‘Athlete of the Year’… team captain… earned All-State honors his senior year in football… also earned All-State track accolades… played for coach Paul Maechtle… PERSONAL: Born February 24, 1989 in West Palm Beach, Florida… No. 1 sports highlight was winning the 200-meters at the regional championship… his dad has been a major influence, “He pushed me through tough obstacles.”… most admires NFL players Bob Sanders and Steve Smith… enjoys going out with friends… favorite professional teams are the Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts… favorite musical group is Lil Wayne… son of Jean Presume… MAJOR: International Studies.

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SOPHOMORE (2010): Appeared in Western Carolina contest and South Carolina State playoff game… picked up a tackle in for the White team in the 2011 spring game… REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2009): Joined the program as a walk-on… made two solo tackles, including one for a loss, for the White team in spring game… FRESHMAN (2008): Redshirted… HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football playing for coach Bob Swank… on three occasions was named ‘Cobb County Player of the Week’… played in the Cobb County All-Star game… earned All-County honors at linebacker… PERSONAL: Born September 18, 1989 in Antioch, Illinois… No. 1 sports highlight was beating Alpharetta HS during Homecoming for the first time in 10 years… his dad has been a major influence, “He always expected the best would not let me settle for less.”… most admires Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher… enjoys hunting, fishing and the outdoors… favorite professional team is the Chicago Bears… favorite musicians are Alan Jackson and George Strait… career aspirations of going to physical therapy school and open his own practice… son of Gary and Debbie Reckers… MAJOR: General Studies.

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CONNELL REDDICK CB 5-8 182 RFr.

Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinett) Joined the Eagles in spring 2011 as a transfer … HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Hephzibah High School for Coach John Bowen … two-time All-Area and All-Region pick… twice selected as the top offensive player for the Rebels… threw for 1,480 yards passing and 14 touchdowns and ran for 500 yards and four touchdowns as the starting quarterback as a junior… combined for 900 yards passing (6 TDs) and 300 yards rushing as a senior … led Hephzibah to its first-ever home playoff game… honored with Vincent J. Dooley Award... Three-year football letterman and team captain as a junior and senior… also participated in track and field, competing in the 400 meter dash and as a member of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams… qualified for the 400 meter dash state in 2009… started at shooting guard for Rebels basketball team and received best defensive player… made the A/B Honor Roll and was a member of the National Honor Society… selected for Future Business Leader of America Award … PERSONAL: Born in Augusta, Ga., on February 2, 1991… Son of Connell Reddick, Sr. and LaTonya Jones… full name is Connell Levone Reddick, Jr.… Most interesting class taken so far is Sport Management in Society because it exposed him to the effects that sports have on society and diverse races… MAJOR: Sports Management with a minor in Business.

BLAKE RILEY

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DT 6-1 278 So.

Crescent, Ga. (McIntosh Co. Academy FRESHMAN (2010): Missed only the Furman game, playing significant snaps during season… HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter for Buccaneers team that advanced to state playoffs... first-team All-Region 2AA as a junior... second-team All-Region 2AA for offensive and defensive line as a senior... WTOC Super 11 selection in 2009... most valuable defensive lineman as a junior and senior... recorded 15 sacks over last two seasons... coaches award winner as a senior... team captain as a junior and senior… played for Coach Robby Robinson... earned most improved player honors after his sophomore year… PERSONAL: Born Blake Alexander Riley on November 30, 1991 in Brunswick, Ga. … nickname is “Kojak”… most treasured possession is his car because it was given to him by a family member… favorite color is green… favorite food is pizza… favorite movie is “Bad Boys II”… writes “my mother Alexandria Riley has had the biggest influence on my life because she has been there for every step of the way through the good and the bad.” MAJOR: Electrical Engineering.

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DARREION ROBINSON SLOT 5-9 189

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Bishop, Ga. (Clarke Central) SOPHOMORE (2010): Played in all 15 games and took over starting role against Samford through the end of the season… four-yard touchdown run against Elon to put score at 21-14, then had a rush of 16-yards to help set up next Eagle score… career night with 116 yards on seven carries against Wofford in the regular season… total included a 78-yard touchdown against the Terriers to put the Eagles up late in the game… longest reception of the night against Savannah State with 24-yard catch… two-yard touchdown on opening drive of the second half against Mountaineers set up Mora to tie the game at 14 all… converted 3rd-and-11 with 21-yard reception from Jaybo Shaw near sideline on Eagles’ first scoring drive against Appalachian State… clutch 44-yard rush against William & Mary was the catalyst in the Eagles’ scoring drive to take a 21-15 lead… returned 16 punts in 2010, long of 29 came in Samford game was the longest for the Eagles this season… picked up 94 yards and scored a TD for Blue in 2011 Spring game… also had one reception for 16 yards… FRESHMAN (2009): Started four of the first five games of 2009… played in all 11 games… Rushed for a career-high 78 yards off 13 carries at Wofford with first collegiate touchdown on 24-yard run… 24-yard score against Terriers was his longest run of the season and gave the Eagles a 17-14 lead early in third quarter… Contributed 30 yards off five carries in Chattanooga game, 18 coming on back-to-back plays in second quarter… Had seven carries in season opener vs. Albany… Picked up 47 yards and caught a game- and season-high nine passes vs. South Dakota State… Ran for 76 yards on 15 attempts vs. Western Carolina… Also had 20 yards on three catches vs. Catamounts... Three rushing attempts for four yards and five receptions for seven yards at Elon… Posted a 20-yard reception at Appalachian State… Carried for four yards on one attempt vs. Furman… Had seven attempts for 18 yards vs. The Citadel… Returned six kickoffs during 2009, averaging 14.5 yards per return… Recorded long of 19 yards on a kickoff return at Appalachian State... joined the Eagles in after sitting out the fall 2008 as a gray-shirt… caught seven passes for 69 yards (including a long of 29 yards) and rushed four times for eight yards for the Blue team in the 2009 spring game… HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time First Team All-Region… twice named First Team All-Northeast Georgia… Honorable Mention All-State… finished his stellar career with a Clarke Central HS record 4,045 yards on 626 carries, a 6.5 career yards per rush average, and 47 touchdowns… caught 41 passes for 667 yards… senior year tied a school record with a 90-yard touchdown run versus Dacula HS… rushed for 1,376 yards on 190 carries in senior 2007 season… 13 rushing TDs… named team’s Most Valuable Player… averaged more than seven yards per carry… junior year registered 1,249 yards on the ground on 177 carries… 13 touchdowns while averaging 7.1 yards per rush… eight kick returns, averaging nearly 40 yards per return and scored two touchdowns… selected to play in the GACA All-Star game… turned in a 4.44 time in the 40-yard dash… lettered in basketball (3), track (3) and football (4)… played for coach Leroy Rayels… PERSONAL: Born December 16, 1989 in Athens… his family has been a major influence, “They love the game of football and they are very supportive.”… most admires coach Billy Wade… older brother Dunta Robinson is a defensive back with the Atlanta Falcons… favorite professional team is the Texans… lists T.I. as favorite musician… enjoys playing PS3 and hanging out with friends… son of Willie and Betty Robinson… MAJOR: General Studies.


dn robinson’s career receiving stats Year G-S NO. NET APC TD 2009 11-4 22 64 2.9 0 2010 15-8 4 72 18.0 0 26-12 26 136 5.2 0

APG 5.8 4.8 5.2

LONG 20 (ASU) 24 (SSU) 24 (SSU)

dn robinson’s career highs Career-high receiving yards – 24 vs. Savannah State, 9-4-10 (1 reception) Career-high receptions – 9 at South Dakota State, 9-12-09 dn robinson’s career rushing stats Year G-S ATT. NET APC TD 2009 11-4 62 266 4.3 1 2010 15-8 61 460 7.5 3 26-12 123 726 5.9 4

APG LONG 24.2 24 (Wof) 30.7 78 (WOF 10-9) 27.9 78 (WOF 10-9)

dn robinson’s career highs Career-high rushing yards –116 vs. Wofford, 10-9-10 (7 attempts, 1 TD) Career-high attempts – 15 vs. Western Carolina, 9-19-09 Career-high touchdowns – 1 on 4 occasions: at Wofford 10-3-09, vs. Elon, 9-25-10 vs. Wofford, 10-9-10, vs. App. State, 11-7-10

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JOSH ROWE MLB 5-11 218

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Opelika, Ala. (Opelika)

SOPHOMORE (2010): Southern Conference coaches made him a second-team All-SoCon pick at linebacker… led Eagles with 104 total tackles (56U, 48A)… racked up four games with double digit tackles: Navy (10), Coastal Carolina (10), William & Mary (12) and Delaware (12)… leading tackler in six games, starting in 13 of his 14 appearances… sacked Savannah State QB for loss of 10 yards, two solo tackles on the night… leading tackler for the game at Navy with 10, doubling his previous career-best total… had second-straight game as top tackler for the Eagles with 10 (5U, 5A) against Chanticleers… registered a tackle for loss at Coastal… posted eight tackles at Chattanooga… executed perfectly in fake punt and ran for 33-yards to the S.C. State end of the field in playoff game… tied season and career-best with 12 at William and Mary and again at Delaware… led all Eagles with eight tackles in Western Carolina game… totaled nine tackles in Wofford playoff game and added a forced fumble to his stat line… shared team lead in tackles with nine with E.J. Webb… FRESHMAN (2009): Played in all 11 games and started in two… Contributed five tackles in first start at Elon… tied season-best total at Appalachian State (2UA, 3A)…had key sack late in the fourth quarter vs. The Citadel to force the Bulldogs into fourth-and-9 situation… had three total unassisted tackles vs. The Citadel, two on special teams assignments… HIGH SCHOOL: Threeyear starter at linebacker... twice earned All-State Class 6-A honors, First Team his junior year and Honorable Mention as a senior... All-Area honors and was a member of the Opelika-Auburn News ‘Super 8’... led the team with 108 tackles his senior year, in addition to four sacks, six forced fumbles, four fumbles recovered... during his junior year finished with 107 tackles, four fumble recoveries, five forced fumbles, six sacks and three pass break-ups... his high school coach Spence McCracken called Rowe, “The best linebacker I’ve coached in 35 years and has excellent grades.”... joins current Eagle K.R. Snipes from Opelika HS… MAJOR: Sport Management.

rowe’s career defensive stats Year G-S U A TT SKS TFL FF FR INT PBU QH 2009 11-2 9 10 19 1.5 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 2010 14-13 56 48 104 3.5 9.5 1 2 0 0 1 25-15 65 58 123 5.0 12.5 0 2 0 0 2 ROWE’s career highs Career-high tackles – 12 on two occasions at William & Mary, 12-4-10 (5U, 7A), at Delaware (8U, 4A) Career-high tackles for loss - 2.0 vs. Appalachian State, 11-6-10 Career-high sacks – 1 on several occasions, last at William & Mary, 12-4-10 Career-high fumble recovery – 1 on two occasions, vs. Appalachian State, 11-6-10, at Western Carolina, 11-13-10

ZEKE ROZIER

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FB 6-1 217 Sr.

Cochran, Ga. (Bleckley County) Returns for final year of eligibility. JUNIOR (2010): Did not play due to injury. SOPHOMORE (2009): Played in 11 games with three starts… best ground game of season was versus The Citadel with 16 yards on five attempts … Gained 10 yards on back-to-back plays in third quarter… Made first start of 2009 vs. Western Carolina… rushed twice for six yards and had one reception for five yards vs. Catamounts… made second start at Samford… contributed nine yards receiving and two yards rushing off two catches and two attempts vs. Furman… pulled down one catch for one yard vs. Paladins… had one pass attempt vs. The Citadel… recorded three tackles, two in season finale vs. The Citadel as a member of special teams. REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2008): Played in nine games… started the final six at running back (Chattanooga, Appalachian State, Western Carolina, Citadel, Samford, Furman)… 2-yard run against Northeastern… rushed for two yards and caught a 6-yard pass against Elon… five rushes for 10 yards and caught a pass versus Wofford… season-high 40 yards rushing on four carries at Chattanooga, including a 29-yard TD run… seven yards on three carries against App State… rushed seven times totaling 34 yards at Western and caught a three yard pass… 13 rushing yards on five carries at Citadel… caught a 13-yard touchdown pass in the first overtime as the Eagles would defeat the Bulldogs in a program-record three OTs… finished with 11 yards on six carries versus Samford… seasonhighs of six receptions and 32 receiving yards at Furman while rushing for 16 yards in the win… did not participate in 2008 spring drills while recovering from knee injury… FRESHMAN (2007): Played in two games with 16 carries for 101 yards in first season… ran for two touchdowns against West Georgia (7-53)… first collegiate carry in the West Georgia game broke through on a 41-yard touchdown run in the second half… rushed nine times for 48 yards at Coastal Carolina… was named SoCon ‘Freshman of the Week’ for his efforts, a game in which he saw limited action after injuring his ACL… injury proved to be a seasonending one and applied for a medical redshirt… HIGH SCHOOL: One of the top prep running backs in the state coming out of high school... rushed for 2,094 yards on 273 carries and 19 touchdowns his senior year… earned a spot in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star game… Second Team All-Middle Georgia… Heart of Georgia All-Star team… All-State Class AA… Region 4-AA ‘Player of the Year’… ranked 95th by Scouts.com… played fullback in Bleckley County’s Wing-T offense… turned in a school record 297 yards and scored four touchdowns against Savannah Christian, leading squad to the state quarterfinals… team posted the school’s first playoff win in 25 years… turned in a 255-yard outing against East Laurens his senior year… rushed for 1,094 yards his junior year… played for coach Sam Barrs… lettered four years each in football and track… PERSONAL:

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Born November 8, 1988 in Hawkinsville… has career aspirations to be a high school football coach… MAJOR: General Studies. ROZIER’s career rushing stats Year G-S ATT. NET APC TD 2007 2-1 16 101 6.3 2 2008 9-6 34 135 4.0 1 2009 11-3 15 34 2.3 0 22-10 65 270 4.2 3

APG 50.5 15.0 3.1 12.3

LONG 41(WG) 29 (Chat) 8 (CIT) 41 (WG)

ROZIER’s career highs Career-high rushing yards – 53 on 7 attempts vs. West Georgia, 9-8-07 Career-high attempts – 9 at Coastal Carolina (48 yards), 9-15-07 Career-high rushing TDs – 2 vs. West Georgia, 9-8-07 ROZIER’s career receiving stats Year G-S NO. YDS APC TD APG 2007 2-1 2008 9-6 11 57 5.2 1 6.3 4 15 3.8 0 1.7 2009 11-3 15 72 1

LONG 13 (Cit) 9 (FUR) 13 (Cit)

ROZIER’s career highs Career-high receiving yards – 32 at Furman, 11-15-08 (6 catches) Career-high receptions – 6 at Furman, 11-15-08 (32 yards) Career-high receiving TDs – 1 at The Citadel, 11-1-08 (to tie 31-31 and go into 2nd overtime)

BRENT RUSSELL DT 6-2 287

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Comer, Ga. (Madison County) On numerous preseason lists for All-America honors at DT, including Sporting News, Athlon’s and Lindy’s… on Buck Buchanan Award initial watch list in 2011 after earning a spot as one of the 10 finalists in 2010… JUNIOR (2010): Buck Buchanan Award finalist … racked up numerous All-America honors following season with recognition from Walter Camp, first-team honors from the Associated Press and Phil Steele Publications… Sports Network second-team All-American… First-Team All-SoCon selection by Coaches and Media Association… ranks 12th nationally with 14 career sacks and 13th nationally with 29.5 career tackles for loss according to the NCAA… totaled 18.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks in 2010… blocked PAT attempt at Coastal Carolina and scooped it up, lateralling to Derek Heyden for the defensive conversion to put the Eagles up 12-6… SoCon Defensive Player of the Month (November)… earned SoCon Defensive Player of the Week honors (November 15) following performance against Western Carolina with seven tackles and a career-best 3.5 tackles for loss in that game… anchored defensive line with 15 starts at nose tackle… tied his career best with two of the Eagles’ four sacks against Savannah State, both coming in the first quarter… tied Derek Heyden for team lead with eight tackles and a tackle for loss against Samford… shared team season-best with Roderick Tinsley with 3.5 tackles for loss vs. Western Carolina… had seven tackles at Chattanooga… recorded share of team lead with Derek Heyden with six tackles against Mountaineers… had 2.5 TFL and was credited with half a sack in that victory… posted seven tackles against Catamounts… forced fumble in South Carolina State playoff game led to a scoop and score by Josh Gebhardt… also had seven tackles in Wofford playoff game with a forced fumble… tallied a share of team-best five tackles against the Tigers with Kyle

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Oehlbeck… added a tackle for loss and pass breakup in opener… sacked Navy QB Ricky Dobbs for loss of seven yards, added two more tackles against Midshipmen… REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2009): College Sporting News Freshman of the Year and All-American for 2009… earned first team SoCon Media Association honors and second team all-SoCon honors from the league coaches after season to became only the third Eagle this decade to earn those honors as a freshman… only rookie selected to 2009 SoCon top squad and one of only two selected overall… one of two returning Eagles on defense to have started all 11 games… played at every position on the D-line last season… registered a team-best 6.0 sacks which put him in a tie for 53rd nationally, the second-highest ranked freshman in the country in that category… Russell also appeared in the national rankings tied for 83rd in tackles for a loss (11.0)…. finished the 2009 season with 48 tackles as well as three blocked kicks. He had one interception and forced a fumble … two of his total six sacks came against UNC… had two sacks in the same drive vs. Chattanooga… forced fumble in South Dakota State game… had eight stops at South Dakota State… totaled career-best nine tackles at Elon… also recorded 1.5 tackle for loss and blocked a PAT kick for his second blocked kick of the year… snatched Phoenix ball tipped by Tavaris Williams for first career interception… blocked Citadel’s extra point attempt late in fourth quarter. FRESHMAN (2008): Earned the start at defensive tackle in the season-opener against preseason number one Georgia… made an assisted tackle… suffered a knee injury in the game and would miss the remainder of the season… HIGH SCHOOL: Registered 85 tackles, three sacks his senior year, earning First Team All-Region 8-AAAA honors for the second straight year… First Team All-Northeast Georgia… also forced one fumble, recovered two, had two pass break-ups, two blocked kicks, scored a touchdown and one safety… named AAAA Preseason Honorable Mention All-State by the Georgia HS Football Magazine… Preseason All-Northeast Georgia Terrific Ten by the Athens Banner-Herald… junior year won the Region 8-AAAA shot put title… won the Class 4A Heavyweight wrestling title, posting a 56-1 record… four year starter… led Madison County HS to consecutive state playoff appearances for the first time in 20 years and only the second time in school history… played for coach Randall Owens… lettered in football, track and wrestling… PERSONAL: Born August 16, 1989… father of a son, Nolan, who will turn five in October… No. 1 sports highlight was playing fullback and rushing for two touchdowns against Clarke Central his senior year… his twin brother has been a major influence, “He always pushed me to be better.”… favorite professional team is the Miami Dolphins… son of Jody and Renee Russell… MAJOR: Construction Management. russell’s career defensive stats U A TT SKS TFL FF FR INT PBU QH Year G-S 2008 1-1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2009 11-11 25 23 48 6 11 1 0 1 0 1 2010 15-15 49 22 71 8 18.5 2 1 0 2 5 27-27 74 46 120 14 29.5 3 1 1 2 6 Career-high tackles – 9 at Elon, 9-26-09 (3U, 6A) Career-high sacks – 2 on three occasions, vs. Sav. State, 9-4-10 at North Carolina, 10-10-09, vs. Chattanooga, 10-17-09 Career-high tackles for loss – 3.5 at Western Carolina, 11-13-10 Career-high fumble recovery – 1 at The Citadel, 10-23-10 Scooped up blocked PAT, lateralled to Derek Heyden for defensive PAT at Coastal Carolina, 9-18-10


BOYD SASSER SS 5-11 194

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Millen, Ga. (Jenkins County) Three total tackles in Blue-White spring game… shared a tackle for loss with Roderick Tinsley to halt White offense short of a first down… SOPHOMORE (2010): Appeared in all 15 games… registered two tackles against Savannah State on special teams… also had two tackles against Coastal Carolina on special teams… Recognized for SoCon All-Academic Conference honors… nominated for AFCA Good Works team for academic success and community service… REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2009): Assisted on a tackle for the White team in the annual spring game… FRESHMAN (2008): Redshirted… worked out with the scout team… earned academic distinction posting a 3.0 GPA both semesters… HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football (4), baseball (4), track (4) and cross county (1)… received Golden Helmet Academic Award… three times earned All-Region honors in football… twice received the Best Defensive Back award… team MVP… played for coach Chuck Conley… PERSONAL: Born December 4, 1989 in Augusta… No. 1 sports highlight was setting the HS stolen base record against the number one team in the region and the team being put in the record book… his father has been a major influence, “He always pushed me to work hard, and he overcame a serious accident with tremendous faith and strength which made me strive to be my very best.”… most admires pitcher John Smoltz, “Despite tremendous success he’s kept a level head and always proclaimed his faith in Jesus Christ.”… enjoys baseball, lifting weights, playing drums, music and church… favorite professional teams are Atlanta Braves and Falcons… favorite music group is RED… son of Joe and Claudette Sasser… MAJOR: Exercise Science.

DEVIN SCOTT

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SLOT 5-5 169 So. Tucker, Ga. (Tucker)

FRESHMAN (2010): Rushed seven times for 5.7 per carry average in 2011 Blue-White game (40 yards)… assisted Eagles as a member of the scout teams. HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Georgia Southern AllAmerican Franklin Stephens at Tucker High School… lettered all four years and earned academic awards all four years… team captain for two years… won Wendy’s High School Heisman Award… selected to All-DeKalb team … played in All-Star game… honored with Smallwood Award… helped Tigers win Regional 4A state championship in 2008… played basketball for one season and earned a letter… PERSONAL: Born October 10, 1991 in Tucker, Ga.… son of Dennis and Jamil Scott… has two younger siblings… people most admires are Franklin Stephens and his parents… listens to Ready for Whatever by T.I. favorite color is blue… people would be surprised to know he likes country music… most treasured possession is his championship ring because not everyone has one… Martin Luther King, Jr., has had the biggest influence on his life because he was a man of his word and lead by example… MAJOR: Mechanical Engineering.

LARON SCOTT

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CB 5-9 175 Sr.

Warner Robins, Ga. ( Warner Robins) Preseason All-America pick at DB by Sporting News and and secondteam selection by Lindy’s… JUNIOR (2010): Garnered first-team AllSoCon honors at both defensive back and as a return specialist from Coaches and Media Association… Associated Press All-America third team member on defense… Selected as a fourth team All-American on defense by Phil Steele Publications after 2010 season… Sports Network Defensive Player of the Week for September 27th following the Elon game… owns both the single-season kickoff returns and return yardage records… bested Nay Young’s 1986 single-season mark (33) with 44 in 2010… topped Young’s single-season kickoff return yards total (715) with 1,161… stands in a tie for 13th on the NCAA career list with two touchdowns on his nine career interceptions… 17th on NCAA career chart for interceptions per game… had single-game record tying six kickoff returns against Wofford… broke up three deep passes in Savannah State game… also tallied two tackles… picked up five tackles at Coastal Carolina (5U)… scored on 36-yard interception return against Elon, second of his career… 76-yard kickoff return against Samford, the longest of the 2010 season, reenergized the Eagles in the fourth quarter and provided field position for quick GSU touchdown… finished 2010 with Georgia Southern single-season record-tying six interceptions with a season-best two at Western Carolina… recorded two of three interceptions as record for turnovers by an opponent (9) was broken at The Citadel… picked off Presley pass on Appalachian State goal line for a touchback in second quarter… 58-yard kickoff return against Wofford in playoffs helped put Eagles in position for their final score of the game… had five kickoff returns for 110 yards against William & Mary to surpass the single-season mark for returns… played and started in all 15 games… SOPHOMORE (2009): Finished season as the third-leading tackler, one behind Darius Eubanks with 57… Tops among Eagles with three interceptions… Started in 10 of 11 games played in 2009… Recorded career-best 10 tackles at Appalachian State (9UA, 1A)… Had five of his seven tackles vs. Furman in the first half… Registered six total tackles four times in 2009 (Albany, at Elon, at North Carolina, Chattanooga)… Stepped in front of an Albany pass for a 15-yard interception return for a touchdown… four stops vs. Catamounts and broke up a pass, nearly repeating his feat from the season opener… recorded six tackles at Elon… one of his two tackles at Wofford was a touchdown-saving stop at the start of the second quarter… picked up second interception of the year at UNC… added six tackles against the Tar Heels and had six more the following week vs. Chattanooga… returned only one punt, but it ranked as Georgia Southern’s season best with a 41-yard return vs. The Citadel… returned a kickoff at South Dakota State for 17 yards… had two kickoff returns at Appalachian State for 39 yards, long of 23… long punt return of the year with 41-yarder against The Citadel in season finale… BUTLER CC: Redshirted his first year... started in all 12 games in 2008... helped team win the Kansas Jayhawk State Championship and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championship... made 57 tackles (48 solo/nine assisted)... two tackles for a loss... four interceptions totaling 84 yards and a touchdown... broke up 10 passes... forced a fumble and recovered a fumble... also averaged 26.3 yards on 15 kickoff returns and scored a TD... played for coach Troy Morrell... HIGH SCHOOL: Helped the 2004 team win a Class AAAA state championship and the 2006 team advanced to the state Class AAAAA semifinals... First Team All-Region 1-AAAAA... First Team All-Houston County... Second Team All-Middle Georgia... made 68 tackles his senior year (52 solo/16 assists) and intercepted three passes for 35 yards... broke up 13 passes... returned 21 kicks for 542 yards and two touchdowns... had 11 carries for 96 yards and a score... caught a 58-yard TD reception... during the 2005 season recorded 34 tackles, two interceptions (17 yards), two tackles for a loss and four pass break-ups... averaged

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24.9 yards on 10 kickoff returns... during his senior year in track won the regional title in the 100 meters (10.65 seconds), 400 meters (48.1), long jump (22-3) and 4x100 relay. MAJOR: General Studies. scott’s career defensive stats Year G-S U A TT SKS TFL FF FR INT PBU QH 2009 11-10 2010 15-15

45 34

12 10

57 44

0 0

1 3

2 0

0 0

3 *6

8 10

0 0

79

22

101

0

4

2

0

9

18

0

26-25

*ties Georgia Southern single-season record Career-high tackles – 10 at Appalachian State, 10-24-09 (9U, 1A) Career-high TFL – 1 on four occasions, last at Delaware, 12-18-10 Career-high PBU – 3 vs. Savannah State, 9-4-10 Career-high INT – 2 at The Citadel, 10-23-10 at Western Carolina, 11-13-10 Career-high INT return yards – 36 (one return for touchdown) Career-high touchdowns – 1 vs. Elon, 9-25-2010 (36 yd INT return) 1 vs. Albany, 9-5-09 (15 yd INT return) ties Georgia Southern record for most INT returns for TDs in a game) scott’s career KICKOFF RETURN STATS Year G-S No. Yds Avg. TD Long 2009 11-10 3 56 18.7 0 23 (Asu) 26.4 0 76 (SAM) 2010 15-15 *44 *1161

26-25

47

1217

26.4

0 76 (SAM)

*Georgia Southern single-season record Career-high kickoff returns – (ties Georgia Southern single-game record) 6 vs. Wofford (173 yards), 10-9-10, at Delaware (134 yards), 12-18-10 (173 yards sets Georgia Southern record for most kickoff yards in a game; 134 yards at Delaware sets Georgia Southern record for most kickoff yards in an individual playoff game) Career-high kickoff return yards – 173 (6) vs. Wofford, 10-9-10 (sets Georgia Southern record for most kickoff yards in a game) Long kickoff return – 76 yards vs. Samford, 10-30-10 Longest kickoff return, playoffs – 59 vs South Carolina State, 11-27-10 (sets Georgia Southern record for longest kickoff return in a playoff game)

JAYBO SHAW

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QB 6-0 190 Sr.

Flowery Branch, Ga. (Flowery Branch/Georgia Tech) JUNIOR (2010): Tough competitor who played in 15 games, starting all but the Samford game…set single-game record for rushing attempts in a single game with 36 at Furman (36 for career-best 101 yards)… previous record was held by Jerick McKinnon who had 35 attempts against The Citadel… record of 34 attempts was previously held by Adrian Peterson (at Delaware, 12-9-2000 and by Charles Bostick, vs. Eastern Kentucky, 10-5-1991)… Directed an efficient offense against Savannah State as return of the option provided 431 rushing yards and 540 total yards of offense in season-opening win… distributed ball to five backs and seven receivers and recorded a then-career best 62 yards rushing against Tigers… connected on 7-10 for 109 yards passing… scored first of 16 touchdowns as an Eagle in second quarter against Tigers, a one-yard carry to put Georgia Southern up 170… third-quarter 17-yard pass to J.J. Wilcox resulted in first score for Eagles against Navy and first TD pass for Shaw at Georgia Southern…

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had two touchdown passes for career-best mark against Coastal Carolina, going 7-12 for 160 yards… hooked up with Tray Butler for first TD pass as an Eagle with 25-yard completion for second quarter score against Coastal Carolina… in third quarter, hit Tyler Sumner for 40yard pass for a then-season long completion and setting the Eagles up for a field goal against Chants… motored 20 yards to midfield against Chanticleers and added eight more yards in drive to set up second Eagle TD… hit J.J. Wilcox for a 19-yard reception after the Eagles were at their own 30, third-and 12… score resulted with the Shaw-Wilcox combo for a 15-yard touchdown… ran in a one-yard touchdown to cut Appalachian lead in half with seconds left before halftime… back-toback rushes in overtime set up Brown’s four-yard and eventual gamewinning TD run… ran for two touchdowns against Catamounts to tie his then-career-best… SouthernPigskin.com “X-Factor of the Week” honoree after guiding the Eagles to win over Elon… tied the game against Elon early with a one-yard TD run… recorded his then-career best with two rushing TDs against the Phoenix… ran for season and career-best three TDs on two occasions, the first at Furman, to give the Eagles that win… also had three rushing TDs at William and Mary, one each in the second, third and fourth quarters… threw for a season and careerhigh nine completions on a season and career-high 21 attempts in OT win over Appalachian State …had seven games with 100+ yards of passing... best day through the air in terms of yardage was at Coastal Carolina with 160, which witnessed a season-best two TD catches, including the first career TD reception for Tray Butler and longest catch for Tyler Sumner… long pass of 63 yards and the touchdown Wilcox against Chattanooga in fourth quarter bested his earlier Georgia Southern long pass of 58 yards earlier in the game… SOPHOMORE (2009): Broken collarbone sidelined him for start of 2009 season… played in six games… rushed 12 times for 51 yards in limited action… FRESHMAN (2008): Back-up quarterback at Georgia Tech to Josh Nesbitt… started Duke game (10-4)… had career high of 230 yards passing against Blue Devils, the most ever by a Tech quarterback in a first career start… named ACC Rookie of the Week for those efforts… was 9-13 passing with all nine passes caught by Demaryius Thomas, including career-long of 88-yards, the third-longest pass play in Tech history… also rushed for a TD in that game… played almost entire game against Mississippi State and responsible for directing Yellow Jackets to victory… ran for a 25-yard TD on 4th and three option play… helped Jacket’s offense amass 438 yards, its most since 1978 and the fifthhighest total in school history… first career TD pass was for 21-yards to Thomas… debuted against Jacksonville State (8-28) with nine rushes for 51 yards with long of 43… scored first career TD against Gamecocks… completed 65.2 percent of his pass attempts… responsible for five touchdowns, rushing for three TDs and throwing for two… came off the bench against 13th-ranked Georgia in the fourth-quarter and led Jackets to big first down… rushed for 47 yards on 10 carries vs. Miami… played in second half in wins over North Carolina and Florida State. HIGH SCHOOL: Threw for 2,700 yards and 28 touchdowns for Flowery Branch High School and rushed for 1,500 yards and 21 TDs as a junior… played four years for father Lee Shaw… finished career with 9.340 yards and 127 touchdowns… set just about every school quarterbacking record at Flowery Branch… named to North squad in GACA North-South All-Start Game… selected to the Gainesville Times 2007 all-county first team… led Flowery Bracnch to consecutive sub-region championships and state playoff appearances… two-year team captain… multi-sport athlete played basketball for three seasons, ran track for two years and played one year of tennis. PERSONAL: Born October 27, 1989 in Gainesville, Ga… Jaybo Lee Shaw… has a younger brother, Connor, who is a quarterback at South Carolina, and younger sister, Anna Kate… mother Dawn played basketball at North Georgia. Father, Lee, played football at Western Carolina… brother Connor, and family friend and former Georgia Southern All-American Rob Stockton all wore No. 14. MAJOR: Business Management.


SHAW’s career PASSING stats Year G-S EFF C A I 2008 7-1 194.02 15 - 24 - 1 2009 6-0 25.60 1 - 2 - 1 2010 15-14 129.34 71 - 140 - 5 28-15 137.44 87 - 166 - 7

PCT 62.5 50.0 50.7 52.4

Yds TD YPG LONG 321 2 45.9 88 (Duke) 18 0 3.0 18 (Duke) 1233 5 82.2 63 (UTC) 1572 7 54.3 88 (Duke)

SHAW’s PASSING career highs Career-high passing yards – 230 vs. vs. Duke, 10-4-08 (starter) Career high completions – 9 at Duke, 10-4-08, vs. App. State, 11-6-10 Career-high passing attempts – 21 vs. App. State, 11-6-10 Career-high passing TDs – 2 at Coastal Carolina, 9-18-10, Longest pass – 88 yards at Duke, 10-4-08 (to WR Demaryius Thomas) at Georgia Southern – 63 yards at UTC, 10-16-10 (to J.J. Wilcox) SHAW’s career rushing stats Year G-S ATT. NET APC TD 2008 7-1 63 200 3.2 3 2009 6-0 12 51 4.2 0 2010 15-14 209 514 2.5 16 28-15 284 765 2.7 19

APG 28.6 8.5 34.3 27.3

LONG 43 (JSU) 16 (Duke) 21 (Wof) 43 (JSU)

SHAW’s RUSHING career highs Career-high rushing yards – 101 on 36* attempts at Furman, 11-20-10 (Ga. Southern single-game record) Career-high attempts – 36* at Furman, 11-20-10 (GSU single-game record) Career-high rushing TDs – 3 at Furman, 11-20-10, at William & Mary, 12-4-2010 Longest rush – 43 yards vs. Jacksonville State, 8-28-08

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KENTRELLIS

SHOWERS WR 5-11 169 RFr.

Dublin, Ga. (West Laurens) REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2010): Racked up 118 receiving yards in 2011 Blue-White Spring Game… total included game-long 73-yard reception from Jerick McKinnon… joined the Eagles for 2010 fall camp… HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Mark Pemberton at West Laurens High School… earned four letters for football and basketball… won six player of the game awards as a senior for the Raiders football team… also competed in track… PERSONAL: Full name is Kentrellis Marquis Showers… nickname is Trell… born April April 12, 1991… son of Tanicka Blush and Timothy Showers… cousin Demariyus Thomas played for Georgia Tech and is now on the Denver Broncos… favorite color is orange… lists bacon as his favorite food… if could get a ticket to any game, would pick an Indianpolis Colts game… favorite movie is “Radio”… favorite sport is football, but enjoys playing basketball when not at practice… most admires his parents “because they were always there for me and guided me in the right direction”... MAJOR: Undecided.

K.R. SNIPES

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OLB 5-9 194 RJr. Opelika, Ala. (Opelika)

JUNIOR (2010): Did not participate due to injury. SOPHOMORE (2009): Earned seven starts in 10 games played… fourth among the Eagles with 56 total tackles last season… averaged 7.3 tackles per game over last four games of the season… Tied career-best total of 10 tackles and shared game-high vs. Furman… eight of his total tackles against the Paladins were unassisted… led the Eagles with 10 tackles at Elon… Registered nine tackles in the season opener vs. Albany (4UA, 5A) and at Appalachian State (3UA, 6A)… had seven stops at Samford… forced and recovered fumble at South Dakota State deep in Georgia Southern territory… forced fumble vs. Furman, then recovered Paladin fumble two plays later in same drive… made three solo tackles in the Blue-White game, including one for a loss… FRESHMAN (2008): SoCon All-Freshman Team… did not play in the season-opener at Georgia but did see action in the final 10 games… started the final two games against Samford and Furman… made a solo tackle against Austin Peay and assisted on one at Chattanooga… over the final four games of the year made 23 tackles… recorded five in the overtime win at Western Carolina… season-high eight stops and shared on a tackle for loss in the triple-OT win at The Citadel… five tackles, including 1.5 for a loss, against Samford… made five solo tackles at Furman, broke up two passes and clinched the win by coming up with an interception deep in Eagle territory on the Paladins’ final drive… HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the Area Super 8 his senior year… Second Team All-State… junior year earned First Team All-Area honors… Most Valuable Defensive Player of the Year… recorded six interceptions, 14 pass break-ups and 54 tackles his junior year… helped his track team win the state title and he was part of the state championship 4x100 relay team… Second Team All-State… lettered four years in football, two in baseball and two in track… played for coach Spence McCraken… PERSONAL: Born February 21, 1990 in Opelika, Alabama… full name is Kwamame Snipes… No. 1 sports highlight was the 2007 and 2008 high school team highlights… his immediate family has been a major influence, “They have supported me in every decision I make and encourage me. They are the reason I made it this far.”… most admires his dad Jasper, “He coached me until middle school. I admire him because until this day he keeps coaching and supporting me.”… his older brother Jamarcus played football for four years at the University of North Alabama… enjoys playing video games, football and basketball… favorite professional team is the Baltimore Ravens… favorite musician is Lil Wayne… son of Jasper and Lillian Snipes… MAJOR: Computer Information Systems.

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MICHAEL SPAULDING LB 5-11 232 So.

Fayetteville, Ga. (Sandy Creek) FRESHMAN (2010): Started at The Citadel and against Samford… played in a total of eight games… solo tackle in first game vs. Savannah State… recovered fumble against The Citadel which led to an Eagle field goal… posted career-best eight tackles against The Citadel… posted six total tackles (2U, 4A) in Blue-White spring game, with two assisted tackles on two-straight stops on White team’s goal line attempts… HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Sandy Creek High School…. four-year starter… only two-way starter (running back and linebacker) for Patriots’ state championship team… recorded 94 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 3 fumble recoveries, 5 sacks as a junior… scored three rushing touchdowns … tallied 108 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 3 fumble recoveries, 7 sacks as a senior… ran for seven touchdowns in his senior season … first-team All-State and All-Region pick at linebacker… awarded Defensive Coaches Award his senior year… named team captain for senior year… Coach Chip Walker called him the "heart and soul of the team”… also earned a letter as a third baseman for the Patriot baseball team… PERSONAL: Full name is Michael Xavier Spaulding… born in Atlanta, Ga., on July 21, 1992… Son of Jesse and Janelle Spaulding… Has two siblings, Jesse Jr., and Chris… he most admires his father, uncle Anthony Neal, brother Jesse Jr. and Ray Lewis (favorite football player)… likes to listen to “Every Chance I get” by T.I and “On Fire” by Lil’ Wayne before he gets ready for a game and practice… MAJOR: Mechanical Engineering.

DEION STANLEY

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SS 5-9 190 RFr.

Dry Branch Ga. (Twiggs County) FRESHMAN (2010): Redshirted… recorded five total tackles (3U, 2A) as a member of White defense in Spring game… HIGH SCHOOL: First-team All-State pick at defensive back as a senior and Defensive Player of the Year of Middle Georgia... also earned All-Middle Georgia honors at defensive back... Georgia Sports Writers Association firstteam member at defensive back... threw for 543 yards passing and gained 283 yards rushing... scored four rushing touchdowns and had one as a receiver for the Cobras... recorded 84 tackles with 10 interceptions as a senior... forced two fumbles... played for Coach Dexter Copeland. PERSONAL: Full name is Jeremy Deion Stanley... born August 3, 1992 in Dublin, Ga.... parents are Kenneth and Sundra Stanley.... has a son, Jeremy Deion Stanley, Jr., ...favorite movie is “Above the Rim... MAJOR: Psychology.

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JOHN STEVENSON OLB 5-11 186

Jr.

Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson) JUNIOR (2010): Appeared in 14 games… made first career start against Wofford in playoff game and had a career-best six tackles (5U, 1A)… had four assisted tackles at Western Carolina… tackle on kickoff vs. Savannah State… recorded an assisted tackle as he helped stall Navy’s Ricky Dobb’s on scoring attempt… posted three solo and six assists for game-leading nine total tackles for Blue defense in 2011 spring game… SOPHOMORE (2009): Assisted on a tackle during the 2009 Blue-White game… Played in all 11 games… tallied two unassisted tackles on kickoff returns… had eight special teams tackles in 2009… FRESHMAN (2008): Redshirted… HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in track and football… named All-Region 2-5A… led the team in tackles his senior year… three times was named Dekalb County ‘Player of the Week’… received the Coaches’ Award… played for coach Ron Gartrell… PERSONAL: Born September 9, 1989 in Stone Mountain… No. 1 sports highlight was making 17 tackles in a game versus Luella… his father has been a major influence, “He inspired me to play hard and try my best.”… most admires Coach Ball, his HS strength coach, “He always believed in me.”… enjoys fishing, working out, traveling, music and hanging out with friends… favorite professional team is the Atlanta Falcons… favorite musician is Lil Boosie… son of John Sr. and Tammy Stevenson… MAJOR: Business Management.

TYLER SUMNER TE

6-2 240

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Pooler, Ga. (Savannah Christian) JUNIOR (2010): Started at wide receiver in 13 games and played in all 15… caught one pass for nine yards vs. Savannah State… had one catch for seven yards at Navy… career-long reception of 40 yards came at Coastal Carolina… longest catch at that point in season for Eagles set up scoring situation with field goal against Chants… 22yard reception in Western Carolina game helped get GSU down the field for its second touchdown… Only catch in Blue-White spring game resulted in a 11-yard TD for the White team… SOPHOMORE (2009): Best outing was at Samford with four catches for 33 yards and long of 12… Connected with Lee Chapple for two receptions at South Dakota State for 11 yards… had one catch for 11 yards vs. WCU… First collegiate touchdown reception was a nine-yard catch in fourth quarter vs. Chattanooga… recorded an 11-yard reception at Appalachian State… capped off his spring season catching a game-high nine passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns… made a diving catch over the middle for a 10-yard touchdown in the second quarter… finished off the scoring with a 1-yard TD catch in the final minute… FRESHMAN (2008): Redshirted… HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years in football, twice in baseball and basketball while also lettering in track… First Team AllRegion his final three years… Three-time All-City pick… named Player of the Year in Region 3-AA… his senior year recorded 28 receptions for 662 yards (23.6 ypc) and 12 touchdowns… recorded 89 tackles and intercepted a pass… team MVP… played for Coach Donald Chumley… PERSONAL: Born April 26, 1990 in Savannah… his dad has been a major influence, “We both enjoy sports.”… most admires Michael Jor-


dan, “He is a winner.”… enjoys fishing and hunting… favorite professional teams are the Atlanta Braves and Falcons… favorite musician is Lynard Skynard… son of Paul and Christie Sumner… MAJOR: Business Management. sumner’s career receiving stats Year G-S NO. NET APC TD 2009 11-6 9 75 8.3 1 2010 15-13 10 149 14.9 0 26-19 19 224 11.8 1

APG 6.8 9.9 8.6

LONG 12 (SAM) 40 (CCU) 40 (CCU)

sumner’s career highs Career-high receiving yards – 40 at Coastal Carolina, 9-18-10 (1 catch) Career-high attempts – 4 at Samford, 11-7-09 (33 yards) Career-high touchdowns – 1 vs. Chattanooga, 10-17-09 (9 yards)

BRENT THOMAS

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FB 5-10 192 Sr. Tampa, Fla. (Plant)

JUNIOR (2010): Scored first touchdown of the 2011 Blue-White game… 1-yard carry from Jaybo Shaw handoff put the White squad up 6-0 en route to 21-20 win… registered tackle vs. Savannah State (kickoff)… played in Savannah State, Wofford (9-9) and South Carolina State games… transferred to Georgia Southern after attending Hawai’iManoa and Valencia Community College… SOPHOMORE (2009): Saw action in four games… HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years in football, three in track and two in wrestling… played for Coach Robert Weiner… First Team All-State… First Team All-Hillsborough County… voted Defensive MVP his senior year… made 149 tackles, including 39 for a loss, his senior year... helped the squad his senior year win the state football championship… PERSONAL: Born January 10, 1989 in Tampa, Fla.… No. 1 sports highlight was winning the 2006 state title… Nate Carroway and his HS coaching staff have been a major influence, “Nate taught me to be the baddest dude on the field.”… most admires former NFL running back Mike Alstott, “He never quits and is a beast. I try and play like him. He and Brian Urlacher are my two favorite players.”… had a cousin play football at Northeastern… enjoys fishing, the beach, sports and spending time with family… favorite professional team is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers… favorite musicians are Bob Marley, Jack Johnson, DMB and Rob Zombie… son of Keith Thomas and Doug and Valorie Bauer… MAJOR: Sport Management.

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RODERICK TINSLEY DT 6-3 284 Sr. Soperton, Ga. (Treutlen)

JUNIOR (2010): Missed only start at The Citadel… played in all 15 games… selected to second-team All-SoCon defensive unit by Coaches and Media Association… had team-best six forced fumbles during 2010 season… ranked 13th on NCAA career list for forced fumbles… one of his six tackles (3U, 3A) at Navy included a two-yard tackle for loss on Middie QB Ricky Dobbs… picked up nine tackles with share of season-best 3.5 tackles for a total of 12 yards lost against Terriers in NCAA playoff game, both career bests… had then-career-best seven tackles against The Citadel with two tackles for loss and two forced fumbles… added 2.5 tackles for loss against Samford with six total tackles in against the Bulldogs… effort against Appalachian State included 3.0 tackles for loss, the third straight game he posted multiple TFLs… blocked field goal at Western Carolina to turn the ball over to Georgia Southern… recovered Furman fumble forced by Derek Heyden to give the ball back to the Eagles’ for the chance to win in the fourth quarter… registered tackle for loss (1 yard) in Savannah State game with a breakup… SOPHOMORE (2009): Earned two starts and played in eight games… missed first two games with injury… had a sack for loss of six yards and two tackles for loss at Elon… recorded career-best four total tackles at Elon… registered a tackle for loss at Samford… had three total tackles in games at Samford and in season finale vs. The Citadel… had three tackles for loss on the year… FRESHMAN (2008): Played in all 11 games… made two solo tackles in the season-opener at Georgia, including one for a 2-yard loss, and a pass break-up… one tackle against Austin Peay… solo tackle in the Wofford game… blocked a punt at Chattanooga that led to a return for a touchdown… shared on a 4-yard sack at The Citadel… signed with the Eagles in February 2008… HIGH SCHOOL: Earned First Team All-Region 2-A accolades as a junior (linebacker) and senior (defensive end)… two-time First Team Heart of Georgia… Honorable Mention AllState… senior year recorded 92 tackles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and 10 sacks… at linebacker his junior year finished with 78 tackles, three fumble recoveries, two interceptions and five sacks… selected to play in the GACA All-Star game... lettered in football, basketball and track… two-time team captain… PERSONAL: Born April 18, 1990 in Dublin… his father has been a major influence, “for pushing me to the limit.”… his brother Phillip plays at Middle Tennessee State… enjoys fishing and playing basketball… favorite professional team is the Dallas Cowboys… son of Derrick and Renee Thomas… MAJOR: Engineering. tinsley’s career defensive stats Year G-S U A TT SKS TFL FF FR INT PBU QH 2008 11-0 3 2 5 0.5 1.5 0 0 0 1 0 2009 8-2 9 4 13 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2010 15-14 39 16 55 2 15.5 6 1 0 4 3 34-16 51 22 73 3.5 20 6 1 0 5 3 Career-high tackles – 9 at Wofford, 12-11-10 (5U, 4A) Career-high TFL – 3.5 at Wofford, 12-11-10 Career-high forced fumbles – 2 at The Citadel, 10-23-10, at Wofford, 12-11-10 Blocked field goal attempt at Western Carolina, 11-13-10

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LAVELLE

CB 5-7 168 Sr.

CB 5-11 166 So.

Walkersville, Md. (Walkersville) JUNIOR (2010): Played in 10 games… joined the Eagles for spring 2010… High School: Played for Coach Ryan Hines at Walkersville High School (Md.)… lettered three years in football… named team captain as a senior for the Lions… PERSONAL: Full name is Deonté Jamal Watkins… born in Atlanta, Ga., on June 11, 1990… parents are Charles Watkins and Christine Jamison… has three brothers Marcus, Quintin and Kevin… favorite Georgia Southern University tradition is riding the old yellow dogs to the football games… MAJOR: Biology with a minor in Coaching.

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MARTIN WEATHERBY WR 5-9 183

Jr.

Roswell, Ga. (Fellowship) JUNIOR (2010): Played against South Carolina State in playoff game… SOPHOMORE (2009): Scout team member… FRESHMAN (2008): Redshirted… joined the program as a walk-on… HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years in football and twice in track… earned All-State honors his junior and senior years… recorded the most receiving yards in the state his junior year… two-time All-Region selection… twice named team captain… following his senior year was named Region 5-A ‘Player of the Year’… played in the GACA North-South game in 2008… senior year team won region championship… played for coach Bob Lord… PERSONAL: Born July 24, 1990 in Roswell… No. 1 sports highlight was scoring four touchdowns in one game during his junior year… his coaches Bob Lord and Rashid Gayle have been a major influence, “They have always believed in me and pushed me to be the best I can.”… also admires Coach Lord, “He is one of the greatest men I know and always does everything he can to the best of his ability.”… enjoys weightlifting, fishing, hunting, wakeboarding and snowboarding… Indianapolis Colts listed as favorite professional team… listens to the Dave Matthews Band… son of Steve and Kathy Weatherby… MAJOR: Exercise Science.

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WESTBROOKS Riverdale, Ga. (Riverdale) FRESHMAN (2010): Recorded solo tackle in Savannah State game in first collegiate action… tallied career-best seven tackles at Furman (5U, 2A)… assisted tackle at Navy… had one interception against The Citadel to go along with four solo tackles…had two tackles for loss against the Bulldogs in shutout win … tied for team lead in tackles with six with Derek Heyden against Tribe in NCAA playoff game… had second interception of the year in playoff victory over S.C. State… picked up seven starts at corner and played in 13 games… HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first-team All-Region honors as a junior and second-team allregion honors as a senior... team captain as a senior... led Raiders in interceptions in 2008... voted best defensive back for Riverdale for 2008 season... placed second in triple jump and fifth in long jump at Regional 4-AAAAA track meet... coached by Nick Davis. MAJOR: preSport Management. weSTBROOKs’ career defensive stats U A TT SKS TFL FF FR INT PBU QH Year G-S 2010 13-8 23 9 32 1.0 3.0 0 0 2 3 0 13-8 23 9 32 1.0 3.0 0 0 2 3 0 Career-high tackles – 7 at Furman, 11-20-10 (5U, 2A) Career-high TFL – 2 at The Citadel, 10-23-10 Career-high sacks – 1 at Furman, 11-20-10

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BRIAN WILCHER SLOT 5-7 174

Dublin, Ga. (Dublin)

Jr.

SOPHOMORE (2010): Earned a start at slotback against William & Mary… had one carry for nine yards against Tribe… season-best 25 yards against Wofford in playoff game with a career-long rush of 19 yards… played in 10 games… took the ball 26 yards on four carries in 2011 Blue-White spring game, averaging a gain of 6.5 yards per carry…HIGH SCHOOL: Won four letters for Fighting Irish and Coach Roger Holmes… captained team for 2005 and 2006 region championship and 2006 state title… Heart of Georgia Region Player of the Year and first-team running back… Middle Georgia All-State first-team running back… ran for 1,176 yards with 25 touchdowns as a junior, averaging 9.41 yards per carry… had 10 receptions for 181 yards… Heart of Georgia Region Offensive Player of the Year… played on 7-on-7 all-star team… also earned four letters in track and field as a member of the 4X100 and 4X400 relay teams… 4X100 relay team won region championship in his senior year… also competed in the 100 meter Dash and long jump… PERSONAL: Full name is Brian Emmanuel Wilcher… born December 23, 1988 in Dublin, Ga…. parents are Gilbert and Wanda Wilcher… favorite movie is “Gladiator”… favorite color is blue… most interesting class taken at Georgia Southern is Physics – How Things Work…brother Brandon was a member of the Georgia Southern Football team… admires his father for “his teaching and dedication to this sport for me” and his mother “for setting me on


the right path and teaching me to have faith and not give up… says brother Brandon is “like another parent to me who guides me through the options that will make me successful in life” … listens to songs by Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Pastor Troy and Lil’ Wayne before playing or practicing… favorite Georgia Southern tradition is the flying of the eagle over Paulson Stadium at graduation… MAJOR: Health Education.

J.J. WILCOX SLOT 6-0 215 Cairo, Ga. (Cairo)

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Jr.

SOPHOMORE (2010): Moved to slotback from wide receiver position and played in all15 games with 14 starts… Owns single-season record for average yards per catch for 2010 with 25-yards-per-catch average with 22 receptions for 551 yards… caught three of Georgia Southern’s five TD receptions… involved in 12 plays of 20 or more yards… scored first career touchdown against Savannah State with precision 26-yard run down the right sideline… three carries for 36 yards and added a 23yard reception, Jaybo Shaw’s first completion as an Eagle… was one of six different Eagles to score a rushing TD against the Tigers…Shaw and Wilcox teamed up again for another first against Navy with a 17yard TD reception, a first for Wilcox and for Shaw in a Georgia Southern uniform… came up big in scoring series at Coastal Carolina with four rushes for 25 yards and two receptions (19, 15t) for 34 yards… totaled 37 yards rushing and 49 receiving yards total (3 catches) on the day to lead Eagles with 86 all-purpose yards… also the recipient of the longest pass of the year, a 63-yard from Shaw at Chattanooga in the fourth quarter to put the Eagles in the red zone… 121 receiving yards at Chattanooga ranked as the season-best single-game total for Georgia Southern in 2010… also had 35 yards rushing in that game… 58yard first-half touchdown pass accounted for his other receiving yards against the Mocs… rushing touchdown late in game against Wofford helped GSU pull within two… 18-yard pass from Shaw against Appalachian State brought GSU to the Mountaineer 13-yard line to set up for the tying score… scored first touchdown against Western Carolina and then grabbed 46-yard pass from Shaw on second scoring drive… had 107 yards on three receptions – two of 40-plus yards against Furman… brought Eagles to the Furman four-yard line with 47-yard catch early in second half… scored on two-point conversion against Paladins after one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter… made crucial tackle on Furman fumble recovery by bringing down Paladin at the GSU 8… scored two touchdowns, one in the first quarter, one in the fourth in Eagle playoff game against South Carolina State… only pass reception at William & Mary put the Eagles within striking distance for their goahead touchdown in the third quarter… FRESHMAN (2009): Started four of eight games in 2009, missing three games due to injury… made first start at South Dakota State and had two receptions for 24 yards… posted career-best four catches for 37 yards vs. Western Carolina… returned from injury vs. Chattanooga… took a career-long 37-yard pass off 3rd-and-5 to extend the Eagles’ drive, eventually ending in the goahead TD score… picked up all 35 yards off three receptions in second half vs. Albany… long of 25 vs. Great Danes came on Eagles’ opening drive of the second half, leading to the go-ahead score… caught four passes for 31 yards at Appalachian State… had one catch for eight yards at Samford… registered one catch for seven yards and first down in final Georgia Southern drive vs. Furman… HIGH SCHOOL: A First Team All-Region and First Team All-Area wide receiver... helped Cairo HS win the 2008 state championship... recorded 22 catches for 400 yards and five touchdowns... also a standout on defense, recording 77 tackles, three forced fumbles and one interception his senior year... played for coach Tom Fallaw... joins current Eagle Johnathan Bryant from Cairo HS. MAJOR: Business Administration.

wilcox’s career receiving stats Year G-S NO. NET APC TD 2009 8-4 16 179 11.2 0 2010 15-14 22 551 *25.0 3 23-18 38 730 19.2 3

APG 22.4 36.7 31.7

LONG 37(UTC) 63(UTC) 63(UTC)

Wilcox’s career highs *Georgia Southern single-season record for yards per catch Career-high receiving yards – 121 at Chattanooga, 10-16-10 Career-high receptions – 4 vs. Western Carolina, 9-17-09 (37 yards); 4 at Appalachian State, 10-24-09 (21 yards) Career-high touchdowns – 1 on three occasions; at Navy, 9-11-10, at Coastal Carolina, 9-18-10, at Chattanooga, 10-16-10 wilcox’s career rushing stats Year G-S ATT. NET APC TD 2010 15-14 85 484 5.7 6 15-14 85 484 5.7 6

APG 32.3 32.3

LONG 26 (SSU) 26 (SSU)

Wilcox’s career highs Career-high rushing yards – 75 vs Wofford, 10-9-10 (10 attempts) Career-high attempts – 11 vs. South Carolina State, 11-27-10 (50 yards) Career-high touchdowns – 2 vs. South Carolina State, 11-27-10

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RASHAD WILLIAMS DE 6-1 240 RFr.

Roswell, Ga. (Dunwoody) FRESHMAN (2010): Redshirted… four tackles in spring game for White defense, including one tackle for loss (2 yards)… HIGH SCHOOL: First-team All-Region and All-DeKalb County at defensive end... Wildcats team leader in tackles and sacks in 2009 with 88 total, 58 solo and six sacks... also posted 18 tackles for loss and returned one interception for a touchdown... team captain as a senior... selected for team "Player of the Week" honors three times... ... two-sport letterman in football and track... threw shotput, discus and ran 200 meter dash... played for Coach Michael Youngblood... PERSONAL: Son of Genita Williams.MAJOR: Multimedia Communications.

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SOPHOMORE (2010): Made 11 starts and played in 14 games… 12 catches for the 2010 campaign… grabbed long reception of 35 yards recorded at Coastal Carolina where he totaled 46 yards on two catches… had the most catches in a single game with four against Appalachian State for 34 yards… connected with Shaw for 29-yard completion to put Eagles at the Catamount 12-yard line to set up the final touchdown… FRESHMAN (2009): Totaled 29 catches in 2009 in 11 games and six starts… Pulled in career-bests at Wofford with seven receptions for 64 yards… Grabbed a 13-yard catch on the Eagles’ final drive vs. Albany (N.Y.)… had two receptions for 24-yards in his college debut… hauled in six passes for 59 yards at South Dakota State, including long of 20… First collegiate touchdown reception was a 10yard reception from Lee Chapple late in the second quarter against The Citadel … received a pass from Lee Chapple and threw a 10-yard pass back to Chapple in the endzone for a touchdown vs. Furman… had three catches for 32 yards on the day vs. Paladins… totaled 15 yards off two receptions at Elon… had 15 yards off four catches at Appalachian State… had one reception at Samford for seven yards… caught Citadel punt and reversed to Laron Scott for 41-yard return… returned three punts. HIGH SCHOOL: First Team All-State at wide receiver (Gwinnett Daily Post)... Honorable Mention All-State by the Associated Press... First Team All-Region 7AAAAA... First Team Gwinnett County All-Stars as selected by the Gwinnett County coaches... Second Team All-State at defensive back by the CSS All-Chevy Football Team... received the Team First Award by the Gwinnett Touchdown Club and was named ‘Player of the Month’ by that organization... U.S. Army and state Academic Honor Roll for Class AAAAA in 2008... started at wide receiver, punter, kicker, kickoff return team and punt returner... also started playing in the secondary midway through the year... caught 48 passes for 772 yards and eight touchdowns his senior year... TD receptions led the county... made 61 tackles... recorded four interceptions (third-most in the county)... averaged 34 yards per punt and had only two punt returns for positive yards... in the All-Star game caught four passes for 70 yards and a TD... played for coach Bill Ballard. MAJOR: Psychology.

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Williford’s career highs Career-high receiving yards – 64 at Wofford, 10-3-09 (7 catches) Career-high receptions – 7 at Wofford, 10-3-09 (64 yards) Career-high receiving touchdowns – 1 vs. The Citadel, 11-21-09

SOPHOMORE (2010): Saw action in Appalachian State game at Paulson Stadium… sacked Blue quarterback for a loss of five yards in 2011 spring game for one of his three tackles in the contest… REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2009): Made a solo tackle in the 2010 BlueWhite game… FRESHMAN (2008): Joined the team as a walk-on… redshirted… HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years in baseball, three in football… twice named All-Area at Hart County High School… Defensive MVP his senior year… recorded 112 tackles as a senior and 120 during his junior year… played for coach Joby Scroggs… PERSONAL: No. 1 sports highlight was intercepting Georgia Tech quarterback Josh Nesbitt when they were in high school… his family has been a major influence… most admires Ronnie Royston, “He influenced me the most in football and life.”… had an uncle play football at Georgia in the late 1980s… enjoys hunting and fishing… favorite professional team is the New England Patriots… enjoys listening to any country and rock and roll music… son of Kenny York and Carol Fernandez-Jones… MAJOR: Justice Studies.

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EZAYI YOUYOUTE QB 5-11 173 RFr.

Wachula, Fla. (Hardee County) FRESHMAN (2010): Saw action in season opener with two rushes for a total of 32 yards before missing the rest of the season with a foot injury. HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior, rushed for 1,197 yards and 17 touchdowns on 97 carries at Hardee County High School... averaged 12.3 per rush and 108 yards per game... passed for an additional 350 yards and five touchdowns... led Wildcats to a 9-2 record and 2009 FHSAA Class 2A District 6 championship... team's offensive most valuable player as junior and senior... recorded 20 tackles, seven passes defended and four interceptions in spot play at defensive back... returned interceptions for a total of 141 yards and one touchdown... awarded the L. Dale Carlton Award presented to the most valuable player who demonstrates dedication and leadership in the sport of football… Played on Hardee Senior High School varsity team as a freshman for 11-2 squad… sat out sophomore year with an injury… Offensive MVP as a junior for Wildcats with 1,326 yards rushing and 578 yards passing… led team to 10-2 mark and district championship as a senior with 1,197 yards rushing and 267 passing… played for Coach Tim Price… fouryear football letterwinner and team captain as a junior and senior… three-sport letterwinner after competing in track and field for three years and basketball for two… PERSONAL: Born April 2, 1992 in Avon Park, Fla., … youngest of four children… son of Verdule and Cederina Youyoute… nickname is “Izzy”… listens to Pastor Troy before he gets ready to practice or play… admires his parents for being hard working…MAJOR: pre-Sport Management. youyoute’s career rushing stats Year G-S ATT. NET APC TD 1-0 2 32 16.0 0 2010 1-0 2 32 16.0 0

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williford’s career receiving stats Year G-S NO. NET APC TD 2009 11-3 29 230 7.9 1 2010 14-10 12 151 12.6 0 25-13 41 381 9.3 1

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Garrett Brewer 6-0 244 OL Dixie, Ga. (Colquitt County)

Region 1-AAAAA second team pick on offense... Started 29 games.... Graded out at 91 percent as a senior with 64 knockouts... Helped team to first state championship game appearance since 1944... Offensive line was key factor in two fourth quarter touchdowns in comeback victory over Grayson in playoffs... Offense had 609 yards of offense and 38 first downs against Brookwood in title game... Selected to play in Border Wars High School All-Star game coached by Georgia team coach and Colquitt County Head Coach Rush Propst... PERSONAL: Full name is Garrett Neal Brewer... born December 4, 1992 in Thomasville, Ga., ... son of Jim and Jana Petrey… has four siblings Bailey, Paige, Logan, and Chelsea… his biggest influence is his stepfather because he has supported him in all he has done and has helped him realize what he wants to do with his life after college… favorite tradition at Georgia Southern University is head butting Erk Russell before the game… MAJOR: Biology.

Registered 87 total tackles in 2010 with four interceptions and 13 pass deflections... Member of the Douglas County Sentinel’s AllCounty team as a defensive back... Had seven field goal blocks on the season... Played for Tigers Head Coach and Georgia Southern alum John Oglesby… Ran on Douglas County’s 4x400 Relay team and competed in the high jump... Was second-leading scorer for Tigers’ basketball team as a junior as a shooting guard... Had back-toback games with 20+ points in December 2010… Earned Georgia High School Player of the Week honors with a 38-point scoring performance vs. North Paulding... Runs a 4.5 in the 40... Earned three letters in football and two each in basketball and in track... PERSONAL: Full name is Antonio Raffael Glover, Jr. ... born March 31, 1993 in Atlanta, Ga., ... Parents are Antonio Sr. and Wykessa Glover… has a sister Natasha… cites biggest influence as his parents because “they showed him how to be a man and laid the proper foundation for him to succeed in life”…MAJOR: Pre-Sports Management.

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Quaun Daniels 6-1 201 LB Moultrie, Ga. (Colquitt County)

All-Region IAAAAA first team defense… helped lead Colquitt County to state championship game… Totaled 77 tackles and 12.5 sacks as a senior in 2010... Tallied 15 QB hurries... Had three of the Packers’ six sacks for loss of 32 yards against Grayson… recorded nine tackles in state final with three tackles for loss… Named to the Georgia All-Star Team for Border Wars game against Florida… Recorded three sacks for the South team in the Georgia North-South All-Star game… Secured a spot on the New Year’s All-Tournament team with 17 points and 27 rebounds to lead the Colquitt County basketball team to a come-from-behind 50-37 victory over Berrien… Colquitt County teammate Garrett Brewer also joining the Georgia Southern Football program… PERSONAL: Born Quauntarious Daniels on November 18, 1992 in Moultrie, Ga., ... son of Gerald Greer, Jr....names his father as his biggest influence because “he has done the best of his abilities to teach him how to be a good man and father once he starts his own family”… favorite tradition at Georgia Southern University is watching Freedom fly across the field… MAJOR: General Studies.

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Garrett Frye 6-4 245 OL Cumming, Ga. (South Forsyth) HIGH SCHOOL: Honorable mention Class AAAA All-State pick by the Associated Press… All-Region and All-County team selection… recorded 72 pancake blocks (13 in 1 game), 48 tackles, 18 for loss, 4 sacks, 12 hurries, 2 forced fumbles, 1 recovered, and 2 tipped passes… three-year varsity letterwinner in football... named captain of the War Eagles as a senior… played for Jeff Arnette... also won two letters as a member of the track and field team... Set the South Forsyth record for the discus at the 2010 Region Track meet... StudentAthlete of the Week September 10, 2010, for outstanding academic performance… boasts a 3.76 GPA… one of four juniors selected to attend the Georgia Boys State Leadership Development Program at Georgia Southern University and was one of the top 10 runner-ups for the national program in Washington, D.C… also a 2010 member of DECA, a marketing and entrepreneur group... PERSONAL: Full name is Garrett Lee Frye... born May 26, 1993 in Louisville, Ky.,... parents are Robert and Sandra Frye…Mother played volleyball at Eastern Kentucky and was named team captain in 1983… most admires his parents… influenced greatly by Coach Arnette because he has taught him so much in the past year about being a great football player and person… MAJOR: Pre-Exercise Science.

Antonio Glover 6-0 180 DB Atlanta, Ga. (Douglas County)

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Earned two-star rating from Rivals.com... Named to 7-AAAAA All-Region team as a junior and senior... First-team All-County selection by Touchdown Club of Gwinnett and Gwinnett Daily Post All-County as a senior following honorable mention honors as a junior... Listed for All-State honorable mention honors after Hawks advanced to state quarterfinals... Three-year starter for Mill Creek helped Hawks amass more than 2,500 yards on the ground and 2,200 in the air, allowing Mill Creek quarterbacks to complete nearly 60 percent of their passes in 2010... Hawks’ offense averaged 6.0 yards per rush and 371 yards of total offense per game... Participated in Georgia North-South All-State game on the North roster... Also chosen for Gwinnett County all-star game... Possesses school record for pancake blocks with 118... Named Mill Creek Special Teams player of the Week in early 2010... Played for Head Coach Shannon Jarvis... Owns a 28-1 record with 25 pins as a wrestler as a senior, winning the state heavyweight title… Garnered all-county honors following his sophomore and junior seasons… PERSONAL: Full name is Austin Somers Hagan... born July 18, 1992 in Dunwoody, Ga.,... son of Rusty and Cindy Hagan…names his father as the biggest influence on him because “he has been very supportive in his life”…favorite tradition at Georgia Southern is head butting Erk before the game... MAJOR: Business with a minor in Sports Marketing.

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Wilson Hudgins 6-0 218 TE Loganville, Ga. (Grayson)

Two-year starter and letterwinner at tight end after beginning his prep career as a wide receiver… ESPN.com ranks Hudgins as a two-star prospect… Played for Head Coach Mickey Conn as Rams advanced to semifinals and quarterfinals in last two seasons with a 46-8 record during Hudgins’ high school career… Selected to Gwinnett All-County team by the Gwinnett Touchdown Club… County coaches placed Hudgins on the All-Star team… Had 14 catches for 316 yards and three touchdowns in the Rams’ Wing-T offense… Named offensive player of the game for 95 percent blocking grade against North Forsyth… Achieved a season blocking percentage grade of 85 percent… Excellent blocking performance and intensity resulted in Hudgins winning the “Hammer Award” during the regular season… Recipient of Grayson’s “Pancake Award” for the

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Maurice Hunt, Jr. 6-2 263 OL Lyons, Ga. (Toombs County)

Three-year starter for Bulldogs... First-team All-State selection... Two-time All-Region choice at offensive line position... won the Offensive “Pain Train” team award for the 2010 season... McIntosh County Academy Game MVP... nicknamed “Big Mo”... played for Head Coach Shane Williamson... PERSONAL: Born in Vidalia, Ga., on January 4, 1993 to parents Maurice, Sr. and Gloria Hunt… full name is Maurice Hunt, Jr…. has one sister, Crystal Wardlaw… enjoys fishing, playing video games and playing drums at his church… most admires his parents, grandmother, granny and sister… “My Girl” by The Temptations and “Cooling Water” by the Williams Brothers are two of his favorite songs in his ipod… favorite athletes are Rickey Williams, Michael Vick and Michael Oher… favorite Georgia Southern tradition is the chant before kickoff… favorite foods are ribs, macaroni & cheese and peas & rice… most treasured possession is the cross necklace that was given to him by his granddad… lists his parents as having the biggest influence on him because “they taught me Christian values, to be a respectful young man, to believe in myself and to have faith in God.” Major: Undecided.

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Riyahd Jones 5-11 171 DB Columbus, Ga. (Carver-Columbus) Three-star Rivals.com standout who was part of the 13-1 team that went to the semifinals of the GHSA state championships... As a junior, caught 27 passes for 405 yards and five touchdowns... played for Carver Head Coach Del McGee... Participated in the Georgia National Underclassmen Combine... PERSONAL: Born Riyahd Andre Jones to Charles and Billesses Jones on May 4, 1993 in Columbus, Ga.… has a brother Jalen… admires his dad most...Favorite tradition at Georgia Southern is riding the old worn buses to the games… Major: Undecided.

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Seon Jones 5-9 196 RB Flowery Branch, Ga. (Buford) Broke 40-yard-old Buford record for most rushing yards in a single game with 319 on 13 carries against Lovett…. Scored three touchdowns in that game, including an 85-yard score to earn Gainesville Times Player of the Week honors… Team rushing leader in 2010 with 1,205 yards and 13 touchdowns… Earned Gwinnett County All-Area accolades for junior and senior seasons... Received AllState honorable mention status in 2010... Helped lead the Wolves to a 14-1 record and record-tying fourth-straight state championship for Class AA Coach of the Year Jess Simpson… Jones scored the first touchdown in the title game as Buford became the only team to win seven championships in a 10-yard span… His second TD in the game was a 77-yard gallop… Jones capped his career with a senior season that saw him run for 1,204 yards and 13 touchdowns… Carried the ball 11 times for 177 yards and three touchdowns against Lovett in the playoffs to put Jones over the

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1,000-yard mark for the 2010 season… Rushed for 743 yards on 163 carries as a junior, including a 108-yard game against Jefferson… Scored five touchdowns during the 2009 campaign… Competed in track and field as a member of the Buford record 4x100 relay team… Placed fourth with 4x100 relay team at Class AA state meet after claiming the AA region championship… Set personal records in the 100 (11.39) and 200 (22.60) meter dash events…4.55 time in the 40 at the ESPN Combine in March 2010 was the 16th-best among more than 1200 participants… played for Buford team with future Eagle Dominique Swope... PERSONAL: Born Seon Edward Jones on April 28, 1993 in Atlanta, Ga.... parents are Seon and Kristie Jones… has two siblings Kristion and Maya… he writes the biggest influence on him are his parents because, “they are always encouraging him to reach his dreams and his goals and are always there for him”…Major: Pre-Sports Management.

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Josh King 5-9 188 DB Stockbridge, Ga. (Mt. Zion) Two-time All-Region selection… Mt. Zion Iron Man Award winner… Owns the record for the longest touchdown run (96 yards)… Earned best DB award at National Underclassmen Combine in 2010… Won four letters in football and four in track… Ran the 100 meter and 200 meter Dash… Also competed in the Long Jump and as a member of the 4X100 Relay team.... PERSONAL: Born February 28, 1993 in Chicago, Ill… son of James King and Kelley Brown… one of five children… three favorite songs in his ipod are “Hustlin’” by Wiz Khalifa, and “Road to Riches” and “Feeling I Get” by Future… favorite athlete is DeAngelo Hall… favorite movie is “Friday”… would like to learn how to swim… most admires his father because “he is a parent as well as my coach. He inspires me to be great in everything I do”… loves the Georgia Southern fans because of how they support the team every Saturday… Major: Undecided.

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Hunter Lamar 6-3 260 OL Statesboro, Ga. (Statesboro) Atlanta Journal-Constitution first-team All-State pick and first-team All-Region selection in 2010... played for Blue Devils Head Coach Steve Pennington... Helped Statesboro to an 11-3 record as a senior... PERSONAL: Born August 27, 1992 in Statesboro, Ga.… full name is Hunter Baize Lamar… parents are John and Charlene Lamar, both Georgia Southern graduates… enjoys hunting, fishing and being outdoors… admires his parents, God and Erk Russell… three favorite songs on his ipod are “Them Boys” by Brantley Gilbert, “I’m on One” by Drake, Rick Ross and Lil’ Wayne and “On my Level” by Wiz Khalifa… favorite athlete is Brian Urlacher… favorite meal is BBQ… would want to have witnessed Super Bowl I… most treasured possession is his faith because “no one can take that away from me no matter what”… favorite movie is “Varsity Blues”… parents have had a major influence on him because “they have pushed me to be the best I can be in everything that I do.” …MAJOR: Biology.


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2011 GEORGIA SOUTHERN SIGNEES Prince McJunkins 5-11 171 QB Wagoner, Okla. (Wagoner)

Dual-threat quarterback started three years for Wagoner, leading Bulldogs to 13-1 record and state championship game as a senior… Ranks as one of the top players in Oklahoma Class 4A evident by his selection as the District 4A-3 Most Valuable Player... Also named Verdigris Valley Most Valuable Player… Selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Team… Earned Channel 2 and Al Jergins “Player of the Year” Award… Muskogee Phoenix Most Valuable Player… Channel 8 “Ford Award” recipient… Selected to All-State team by Tulsa World newspaper… Completed 121-169 of his passes (72 percent) for for 2,132 yards and 33 touchdowns with only three interceptions… amassed 647 rushing yards with 12 touchdowns… Bulldogs averaged 40.2 points per game… Recorded more than 4,500 career passing yards and 51 touchdowns to go along with 1,700 yards rushing and 27 TDs… Also played in the secondary for Bulldogs Head Coach Dale Condict... Father, Prince McJunkins III, ran the option for Coach Willie Jeffries at Wichita State and became the first player in NCAA history to rush for 2,000 yards and pass for 4,000 yards in a career (1979-82)… the elder Prince was a two-time Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year and went on to play in the Canadian Football League… one of only two Shockers to have their numbers retired... PERSONAL: Son of Prince McJunkins III and Josette Pierce… born October 23, 1992 in Muskogee, Okla... has two sisters Crystal and Janae… person he most admires is his mother because she motivated him to be the best man he could be... favorite tradition at Georgia Southern is touching the Erk bust… Major: Biology.

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Matt Mills 6-2 293 OL Johns Creek, Ga. (Chattahoochee)

Three-year starter for Chattahoochee’s AAAA state football title team, helping the Cougars to their first championship… Team finished with a 15-0 record and ranked 46th in ESPN’s Powerade Fab 50… Part of an offensive line that helped the starting quarterback amass 2,644 yards, while completing nearly 70 percent of all passes… Chattahoochee rushed for nearly 200 yards per game and racked up more than 350 yards per game of total offense… 7-AAAA All-Region first team selection and All-State honorable mention for Class AAAA by the Associated Press and Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2010… North Fulton Neighbor selected Mills for its 2010 Pigskin Superlatives section… Named to the 2010 AllBeacon newspaper football team and was a second-team pick for the All-Neighbor newspapers squad… Placed on the honorable mention list by the North Fulton Neighbor in 2009… top Offensive line finalist at the Atlanta Scout Combine in spring 2010… Also saw time on the defensive line… Played for Hooch Head Coach Terry Crowder… Won letters for wrestling and for track and field... Threw shot put and discus for Cougars... Tied his personal record of 126’ 10” in the discus at 7-AAAA region meet for a second-place finish… PERSONAL: Born July 4, 1993 in Atlanta, Ga., ... Parents are Steve & Sarah Mills... has four siblings Meghan, Jennifer, Hannah, and Eric (deceased)… admires his parents because “they have always supported him in everything he does and make sacrifices to make sure he succeeds”… most treasured possession is a family picture with his brother before he passed away and his 2010 state championship ring…Nickname is “Big Thrills” MAJOR: Biology.

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Emmanuel Orange 5-10 194 DB Naples, Fla. (Naples)

Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) recognized Orange as the top-ranked cornerback in Southwest Florida… FACA AllDistrict 16 pick on defense, helping to lead Naples to a 13-1 record in 2010 and top-25 ranking in the state… Ft. Myers News-Press All-Area Football second-team member... Totaled 33 tackles as a senior… Returned one of his three interceptions in 2010 for 95 yards for a touchdown… Selected as the player with the “hit of the week” for three games in 2010… Recognized as Special Teams Player of the Week October 23, 2010 for effort against Barron Collier… Recovered a fumble on a Gulf Coast kickoff return for a touchdown… also returned a fumble for 32 yards to score six… Had interception in the “Coconut Bowl” in the win over rival Lely... Blocked four punts during his junior campaign… Played for Golden Eagles Head Coach Bill Kramer… Member of the 2010 Homecoming Court… Current defensive assistant coach Victor Cabral is an alum of Naples High School... Chosen to play in the Collier County All-Star game… Selected by Principal Nancy Graham as Student of the Month… PERSONAL: Born December 25, 1992 in Haiti to Wilbert and Genevieve Orange… Has two siblings Jules and Nathalie… God, family and his coaches are his biggest influence…Most treasured possession is his family because they are his inspirations…Major: Undecided.

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Manrey Saint-Amour 6-2 246 OL Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett) Two-year starter at North Gwinnett on the offensive line… Named Gwinnett Touchdown Club’s Offensive Lineman of the Year… recorded 174 knockdowns as a senior and 137 as a junior… Gwinnett Touchdown Club’s co-Offensive Lineman of the year… Earned Player of the Month honors on four occasions in the last two years… Starting center for the North team in the 2010 Georgia North-South All-Star game and Gwinnett All-Star team... All-County honorable mention in 2009… Was awarded with the “Honor, Courage and Commitment Award” from the United States Marine Corps… PERSONAL: Born February 1, 1993 to Manfred and Frednise Saint-Amour in Haiti… says the person with the biggest influence on his life is his father because “he is the first man he knew that resembled Christ in everything he does”… favorite tradition at Georgia Southern is G.A.T.A… most treasured possession is the Bible because he can’t live without it… Major: Biology.

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Dominique Swope 6-0 209 RB Buford, Ga. (Buford)

Class AAAA All-State honorable mention in 2008 at Sequoya High School… Played for the Chiefs before transferring to Buford… Ran for 219 yards and three touchdowns for fifth-ranked Sequoyah High School against Clarke Central as a sophomore… Scored 29 touchdowns with 1,480 rushing yards… Returned three punts for touchdowns in 2008… Started last half of the season as a freshman… won two varsity letters at Sequoya… Split carries in the 2010 season with Buford teammate and future Eagle Seon Jones… Second-leading rusher for Wolves with 705 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns, scoring six during the playoffs… Averaged 7.9 yards per carry… Also returned punts for Buford, averaging 21.1 yards on 10 attempts… Helped lead the Wolves to a 14-1 record in 2010 and record-tying fourth-straight state championship for Class AA Coach of the Year Jess Simpson… PERSONAL: Full name is Dominique Shawn Swope... son of Martin Toussaint and Grace Swope… born February 27, 1993 in Atlanta, Ga., ... has three siblings Aleyah, Andrew, and Derek… brother Andrew was a four-year linebacker at Buford...Admires his parents most… Favorite tradition at Georgia Southern University is the jerseys because they are navy and white… Favorite athlete is Adrian Peterson of the Vikings… Major: Undecided.

Two-time All-Region selection…All-County and All-South Cresent 2009 and 2010… Recorded 63 tackles, three sacks, four interceptions, eight pass breakups, two blocked kicks and one touchdown… Had eight tackles for loss and 49 assists... Played for Coach Al Hughes… PERSONAL: Full name is Leander Antwione Williams… born May 26, 1993 in Birmingham, Ala., to parents Leander and Jacqueline Williams… has one brother, Marquis, and one sister, Jacqueline… most admires his dad because “he is a positive role model in my life”… favorite movie is “The Dark Knight”… favote athletes are Lebron James, Brian Dawkins and Michael Vick… MAJOR: Biology.

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Zach Walker 6-1 176 WR Wrightsville, Ga. (Johnson County)

Two-time first team All-State selection rewrote numerous Johnson County records with 185 career receptions for 3,050 yards and 40 touchdowns… His career receiving touchdowns total ranks fourth all-time in the state while his receiving yardage total is ninth …Unanimous selection as Region 3-A Offensive Player of the Year… A three-time first team choice in the Heart of Georgia, Walker was honored as 2010 Player of the Year… Walker was an All-Region selection in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and first team AllMiddle Georgia as a junior and senior… Led Trojans with 69 receptions for 1,187 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior for a 17.2 yards per catch average… Receiving yards-per-game average (117.2) ranked second in the state and his receiving yards total for 2010 was good enough for fifth in the state… Combined with D.J. Rozier as the number-one tandem in receptions with 185… Johnson County finished season 11-1 in 2010 and number-six ranking from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and number-nine ranking from the Associated Press… Had 1,172 yards on 72 catches and 14 touchdowns as a junior… Top receiver for Trojans’ as a sophomore with 34 catches for 560 yards and nine touchdowns… Walker also competed in track and field with region championships in the 110m Hurdles and Triple Jump (2009 and 2010)… Played for Head Coach Don Norton, a former Georgia Southern punter who played on two of the Eagles’ national championship teams... Also a member of the basketball team, playing on the veasity team as a sophomore... Competed in the High Jump for Trojans’ track and field team… PERSONAL: Full name is Zachary Eltavious Walker... born October 25, 1992 in Dublin, Ga., ... son of Ellis Gilmore and Angela Walker… has six siblings Shondra, Dominique, Kayonna, Ellis, Lakeysha and Robert…. person with the biggest influence on his life is Kristie Brantley because she has helped him tremendously reaching the college level… Major: Pre-Business.

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Nick Wright 6-0 180 DB Lithonia, Ga. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

All-Region Honorable Mention for Class 5A at free safety for state champion ML King Lions... Two-year varsity letterman… Registered 46 tackles with three for loss and one fumble recovery as a senior… Played for Lions Head Coach Michael Carson, the Region 2-AAAAA Coach of the Year… PERSONAL: Full name is Nicholas Anthony Wright... born June 20, 1993 in Atlanta, Ga., ... parents are Anthony and Benedette Wright… has two siblings Christopher and Grant… admires his brother for teaching him a strong work ethic… most influenced by his parents because “they lead by example and encourage him to work hard, taught him when he keeps God in the center of his life he can use his passion for football, as his purpose and be a positive influence to others... Major: PreExercise Science.


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eorgia Southern Football fans can count on the fact that Jeff Monken won't sit back and rest on the laurels of his first season as the head coach of the Eagles. In his mind, there is plenty more to do to in order to win a national championship and hang another flag at Paulson Stadium. The Eagles defeated five ranked teams in Monken's inaugural season in 2010, posting a 10-5 record which included an overtime victory over top-ranked and previously undefeated Appalachian State. Georgia Southern snapped the Mountaineers' 26-game conference winning streak at Paulson Stadium and the win opened the door for the program's first NCAA appearance since 2005. Reeling off three straight victories to end the regular season, the Eagles earned a spot in the postseason, and added three more marks to the win column to advance to their first FCS semifinal playoff game since 2002. The results on the field reflected Monken's leadership and the commitment of the team from the first day of winter workouts throughout the season. By the time the season came to an end, Georgia Southern vaulted to a number-six ranking in the coaches' poll and five players were recognized with All-America honors. The 10-win campaign was the first double-digit win season in eight years as the Eagles reclaimed positions in the national and conference statistical rankings for offense, defense and special teams. While the facts and figures leave little to dispute regarding the Eagles' success in 2010, Monken waves off any accolades

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and instead focuses on plans for the upcoming season. Not only is he charged with preparing his team for roles on the football field, he takes very seriously the responsibility of helping young men reach their goals as future graduates and citizens. The results have been positive in those aspects as well. The Georgia Southern Football program recorded its highestever team grade point average for the 2010-2011 academic year and set the standard for single-semester team GPA. During the spring semester, more than 30 individuals posted a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Both the Eagle head coach and football players are frequent participants at local events, serving in the community and volunteering countless hours working with people of all ages on various projects and initiatives. Their presence brightens the demeanor of those they visit and that observation alone shows another dimension of Monken's role as a coach and mentor. Accepting the head coaching position at Georgia Southern in November 2009 with the goal of returning the program to a position of national prominence, Monken has already helped the Eagles make forward progress. He approaches the tasks at hand every day with a sense of urgency combined with a reverence for the Eagle coaches and players who built the foundation and created the dynasty. Monken's plan for Georgia Southern's success is just as straight forward as his coaching philosophy: work hard, be tough and play with unrelenting effort. With a dozen family members, including his father, Mike, who coach at the high


“Jeff was a big part of our SUCCESS at Navy and at Georgia Tech, and there is no doubt he will do a great job at GEORGIA SOUTHERN. Jeff is not only an OUTSTANDING FOOTBALL COACH, he’s a great person.” - PAUL JOHNSON, GEORGIA TECH HEAD COACH school, collegiate or pro level, there are more than just a few who have influenced his thinking and coaching style. When he was hired as the eighth head coach in the modern history of the program, Monken had 20 years of coaching experience, including 13 serving as an assistant coach for his mentor Paul Johnson. Monken was the Eagles slotbacks coach from 1997-2001, joining Johnson's staff at Navy and Georgia Tech before returning to the familiar sidelines at Georgia Southern with the "triple option" offense. The option, so tied to the identity of Georgia Southern, delivered six national championship flags to Paulson Stadium and countless exciting moments to Eagle fans. Monken stands by the option as not just an offensive scheme, but "the" offense for the Eagles. The numbers: yards gained, wins and championship rings alone are enough to make the point in its favor. Behind the option and some talented players in the program, Monken's five years on Coach Johnson's staff at Geor-

gia Southern were among the most successful of any program. The five-year period produced an overall record of 62-10, two NCAA FCS National Championships (1999 and 2000), five consecutive NCAA FCS playoff appearances, five Southern Conference championships, and the school's second undefeated regular season (1998) en route to a national championship appearance. During that 1998 season, Corey Joyner was under the tutelage of Monken and Joyner would earn AllSoCon and All-America honors. The proficiency of the offense was evident as Georgia Southern ranked among the top five teams in rushing offense all five years, leading the nation in 1999 (419 ypg) and 2001 (323.6 ypg). The Eagles finished among the top 15 national scoring leaders in four of those five seasons - including posting the nation's best average of 50.0 points per game in 1999. Monken also oversaw the Eagles' special teams units, with his punt team ranking fourth nationally in 2001, averaging a net of 38.7 yards.

THE MONKEN FILE PERSONAL DATA Full Name: Jeffrey Michael Monken Born:

April 15, 1967

Wife:

Beth

Children: Isabelle, Amelia and Evangeline

EDUCATION Millikin (1989) Bachelor’s Degree, Physical Education University of Hawai’i (1991) Master of Education: Higher Education Administration

PLAYING EXPERIENCE Played four years as a wide receiver for the Big Blue and won two letters as a member of the track team. (Left to right): Jeff holding Evangeline, Amelia, Beth and Isabelle.

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JEFF MONKEN YEAR-BY-YEAR Year School...................... Position...........................Record Notes

2010 Georgia Southern..... Head Coach.......................... 10-5

NCAA FCS Semifinalist, Defeated five ranked teams

2009 Georgia Tech............ Slotbacks/Special Teams...... 11-2

ACC Coastal Division Champion, Orange Bowl

2008 Georgia Tech............ Slotbacks/Special Teams........ 9-4

Chick-fil-A Bowl

2007 Navy......................... Slotbacks/Special Teams........ 8-5

Poinsettia Bowl

2006 Navy......................... Slotbacks/Special Teams........ 9-4

Meineke Car Care Bowl

2005 Navy......................... Slotbacks................................ 8-4

Poinsettia Bowl Champion

2004 Navy......................... Slotbacks.............................. 10-2

Emerald Bowl Champion

2003 Navy......................... Slotbacks................................ 8-5

EV1.net Houston Bowl

2002 Navy......................... Slotbacks.............................. 2-10 2001 Georgia Southern..... Slotbacks.............................. 12-2

Monken joined Georgia Southern after playing a key role in the resurgence of Georgia Tech football, serving as slotbacks coach and special teams coordinator in 2008 and 2009. Monken helped the Yellow Jackets vie for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and post double-digit wins in 2009. Prior to Georgia Tech, Monken spent six seasons with Johnson at Navy, coaching the Midshipmen's slotbacks and, starting in 2005, adding duties as special teams coordinator. Part of a staff that led Navy to success unseen in Annapolis in decades, Monken contributed to a prolific offensive system that led the Midshipmen to five straight bowl appearances and five consecutive Commander-in-Chief trophies between 2003 and 2007. Navy recorded 10 wins in 2004, tying the Academy's previous best mark for wins last achieved in 1905, and finished the season with a number-24 ranking. Handling a wide variety of duties throughout his coaching career, Monken started in the profession in 1989 as a graduate assistant at Hawai'i. After a one-year stint as a graduate assistant at Arizona State in 1991, he moved on to Buffalo, where he served as a wide receivers and tight ends coach and handled recruiting coordinator responsibilities. He also served on the staffs at Morton (Ill.) High School (head coach) and Concordia (Ill.) University (offensive line). The 44-year-old, Joliet, Ill., native earned a bachelor's degree from Millikin in 1989, where he played wide receiver for four years and was also a two-time letterwinner in track. In 1991, Monken earned his master's degree from Hawai'i. Monken and his wife, Beth, make their home in Statesboro. The couple has three daughters, Isabelle, Amelia and Evangeline.

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SoCon Champions

2000 Georgia Southern..... Slotbacks.............................. 13-2

SoCon Champions, National Champion

1999 Georgia Southern..... Slotbacks.............................. 13-2

SoCon Champions, National Champion

1998 Georgia Southern..... Slotbacks.............................. 14-1

SoCon Champions, National Finalist

1997 Georgia Southern..... Slotbacks.............................. 10-3

SoCon Champions

1996 Concordia (Ill.) Univ.. Offensive Line......................... 1-8 1995 Morton (Ill.) H.S.........Head Coach.......................... 1-8 1994 Buffalo..................WR/TE/Recruiting Coord............ 3-8 1993 Buffalo..................WR/TE/Recruiting Coord.......... 1-10 1992 Buffalo..................WR/TE/Recruiting Coord............ 4-6 1991 Arizona State........Graduate Asst. (WR).................. 6-5 1990 Hawai’i..................Graduate Asst. (Secondary)....... 7-5 1989 Hawai’i..................Graduate Asst. (Slotbacks)...... 9-3-1


BREN T D AVIS

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Georgia ’97

With the return of the option offense to Georgia Southern, it was inevitable that Georgia Southern would return to the national rankings in rushing offense in 2010, finishing the season in fourth. Building an offensive line and completely retooling the offense in a matter of months was the task for Brent Davis, beginning his second year as the Eagles’ Offensive Coordinator and coach of the offensive line. The offensive coordinator at WMI for four seasons, Davis was the architect of the Keydet option attack that ranked as the nation’s leader in rushing offense in 2008 and 2009. Named interim head coach of VMI in January of 2008, he signed the largest class in Keydet history with 28 players, including five from Georgia. For his efforts on the coaching staff following the 2007 season, Davis was presented the Institute’s Distinguished Coaching Award by the Superintendent. The Keydets led the Big South in rushing all four years during Davis’ tenure as offensive coordinator, led the nation in 2009, and all NCAA divisions in 2008. VMI recorded the conference-record 357.5 yards per game in 2008, and in 2009, averaged 276.7 rushing yards per game, 100 yards more, on average per game, than the next team in the league. The offensive line allowed only five sacks in 2009, fewest in the FCS. Fifteenth in the nation in scoring (34.7 points per game) in 2008, the Keydets finished 10th in total offense at 435 yards per game. VMI led the Big South in scoring, rushing and passing efficiency while the VMI record books were rewritten to reflect school records set in total offense, rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, total touchdowns and scoring. In 2007, the Keydet offense produced four 500-plus yard games and was ranked fourth in the nation in

rushing offense (283.2 yards per game) and 34th in the nation in total offense (402.2 ypg). Davis installed the option offense at VMI in 2006, helping the program make the transition from the pro-style offense. The first year, Davis developed Sean Mizzer, who would lead the Big South with more than 1,000 yards rushing and earn First Team All-Big South Conference honors. The Keydets would finish 13th nationally in rushing yards per game. From 2002-2005, Davis coached the offensive line at Georgia Southern and his unit helped the Eagles to two SoCon championships and three FCS playoff appearances. GSU ran its way to four consecutive FCS rushing titles (386.2 ypg in 2002, 335.6 ypg in 2003, 369.9 ypg in 2004 and 386.7 in 2005) and the 2004 scoring title (47.0 points per game). During those years, eight Georgia Southern offensive linemen earned All-Southern Conference accolades while three (Charles Clarke, Chad Motte and Albert Turner) reached All-America status. In 2002, Clark was honored as the Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner, given to the best offensive lineman in the Southern Conference. Credited for recruiting top players to Georgia Southern, Davis was instrumental in Jayson Foster and Chris Covington becoming Eagles. Foster’s ability was recognized when he won the 2007 Walter Payton Award and the talented and versatile Chris Covington was named the 2008 Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year after leading Georgia Southern in rushing in 2006. Changing positions from running backs to the offensive line, Davis spent the 2000 and 2001 seasons as assistant offensive line coach. Davis coached Georgia Southern’s running backs from 1997-1999, working with 1999 Walter Payton Award winner, 1998 SoCon Offensive Player of the Year and All-American Adrian Peterson. Peterson amassed over 2,600 yards in 15 games in 1998. Peterson was later drafted in the sixth round by the Chicago Bears in the 2002 and recently completed his eighth NFL season. Davis, an Athens, Ga. native, played two seasons and won two letters at The Citadel as a tight end for Charlie Taafe in 1992 and 1993. Davis transferred to Georgia his junior year, where he lettered and also earned a spot on the Academic All-SEC Honor Roll as a senior. Davis graduated from Georgia in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. His wife, Jen, a Georgia Southern graduate, is a special education teacher.

EXPERIENCE: 2nd YEAR ON GSU STAFF 2010-Present:....................................... Assistant Coach, Georgia Southern Offensive Coordinator 2006-2009:....................................... Assistant Coach, Virginia Military Institute Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Interim Head Coach 2002-2005:................................Assistant Coach, Georgia Southern University Offensive Line/Running Backs EDUCATION University of Georgia (1997) Bachelor’s Degree: Business Management

Jen, Triple and Brent Davis

PERSONAL DATA Full Name:....................................................................................... Brent Davis Wife:............................................................................................................. Jen

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J ACK CUR TIS Evangel ’88

New Defensive Coordinator Jack Curtis brings more than 20 years of college coaching experience to Georgia Southern. The veteran coordinator and assistant coach helped his previous teams achieve success by drastically improving defenses with the installation of his 4-3 scheme. Curtis spent the last year at Central Missouri as the defensive coordinator during UCM’s national playoff run. Central Missouri posted a programbest 11 wins and finished the 2010 season with a No. 5 ranking, the highest in Mules’ history. Curtis joined UCM after a year on the staff at Memphis where he coached the safeties and had responsibilities for the kickoff, punt and field goal block aspects of the Tiger special teams unit. After eight years on the defensive staff at Northwestern State University, including the last three as defensive coordinator, Curtis was offered the position of co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Arkansas State when Steve Roberts accepted the head coaching job. Curtis took over a defense that had ranked 61st nationally in pass defense the year before and he helped the Red Wolves improve to 16th nationally in pass defense and 39th in total defense. In those eight seasons, the NSU defense produced 18 All-Sun Belt honorees and two Sun Belt Defensive Players of the Year in Tyrell Johnson (2007) and Alex Carrington (2008). Johnson, a four-time All-Sun Belt selection, was the top tackler for the Red Wolves and broke the league’s all-time tackles record. He was selected in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft and recently completed his third season with the Minnesota Vikings. Carrington was a third-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2010. Joining Johnson in the Red Wolves secondary as a member of the All-Sun Belt first team was Khayyam Burns, who signed a rookie free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Curtis coached six first-team All-Americans and nine players who were selected in the NFL draft. More than a dozen of his former players signed with NFL teams, including several who are on current rosters. The list includes 2005 NFL Pro Bowl cornerback Terrence McGee, beginning his ninth season with the Buffalo Bills in 2011 and Michael Green who was a two-year starter for the Chicago Bears and played nine seasons overall in the league. Nine-year NFL veteran and fourth-round draft pick Kenny Wright, Keith Thibodeaux, who played five years in the NFL, and David Pittman, a third-round draft pick, were also coached by Curtis. Several of Curtis’ other former players continued their football careers in the Canadian, NFL Europe and other professional leagues. During Curtis’ tenure at Arkansas State, the Red Wolves ranked in the top 30 in the country in pass defense four times and in the top 50 in total defense five times. In 2007 and 2009, ASU was the leading defensive unit in the Sun Belt Conference. ASU was ranked 30th nationally in rush defense and in the top 50 in both scoring and total defense in Curtis’ final season with the program. Curtis’ 4-3 defensive play calling was instrumental in Arkansas State’s 1814 win over Texas A&M in 2008 as the Red Wolves shutout the Aggies in the

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final three quarters. His switch to a 4-3 defensive scheme was also key to the Red Wolves’ 2005 Sun Belt championship season and their first-ever appearance in a bowl game. Arkansas State was also bowl eligible in 2006 and 2008. The Demons won two conference championships and appeared in three Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoff games in the eight years Curtis was at Northwestern State. In his final year as defensive coordinator at NSU, the 2001 team recorded the biggest win in program history with a 27-24 upset of Texas Christian. Northwestern State’s players thrived under Curtis’ direction, most notably All-American defensive backs Jermaine Jones and Tony Joe Maranto. Jones, a cornerback, was named the Southland Conference Player of the Year in 1998 when the Demons reached the FCS playoff semifinals. As a senior, Jones scored three of his five touchdowns on defense and was runner up for the Buck Buchanan Award, which honors the nation’s top defensive player in the FCS. Maranto led the 1997 Demon squad with six interceptions and earned All-Conference honors. He was selected as the 1997 Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year. A first-team all-state defensive back at Silver City High School in New Mexico, Curtis played three years at Evangel University before injuries cut his collegiate football career short. He began his coaching career in what would have been his senior year as a student coach for the Crusaders. After graduation Curtis accepted a position as a graduate assistant coach at Henderson State University and earned his master’s degree in physical education in 1990. He moved to Starkville, Miss., where a graduate assistant coaching position at Mississippi State allowed him to begin his specialist’s degree in educational leadership and work with the Bulldogs’ coaching staff. Curtis remained as a volunteer coach from 1991 through August of 1992 and worked with the Bulldogs’ defensive backs. The 1991 season produced the top pass defense in the Southeastern Conference that year as well as a bid to the Liberty Bowl, the Bulldogs’ first postseason bowl appearance in 10 years. Western New Mexico hired Curtis as its secondary coach in 1993. He returned to Silver City, N.M., and helped lead the Mustangs to a 7-3 record, the NAIA playoffs and a No. 3 NAIA final national ranking. Curtis’ defense led the nation with 29 interceptions and free safety Chris Edmond snatched 13 to lead the nation in that category. Born in Birmingham, Ala., Curtis grew up in the South before his family moved to New Mexico where he attended high school. He is married to the former Michelle Weser of Dumas, Ark., and they have two daughters, Carolina (4) and Georganna (3).

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Present:....................................Defensive Coordinator, Georgia Southern Safeties

2010:.............................................. Assistant Coach, Central Missouri Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers 2009:..........................................................Assistant Coach, Memphis Safeties 2002-2009:...................................... Assistant Coach, Arkansas State Defensive Coordinator / Safeties 1994-2001:............................................... Assistant Coach, Northwestern State 1994-1998: Defensive Backs 1993:..................................................Assistant Coach, Western New Mexico Defensive Backs 1989-1992.................................................Assistant Coach, Mississippi State 1989-90: Graduate Assistant, Defensive Backs 1991-1992: Volunteer Coach, Defensive Backs 1989..................................................... Graduate Assistant, Henderson State Outside Linebackers EDUCATION: Mississippi State University (1992) Sepcialist Degree Program: Educational Leadership Henderson State University (1990) Master’s Degree: Physical Education Evangel University (1988) Bachelor’s Degree: Physical Education

Carolina, Michelle, Jack and Georganna

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PERSONAL DATA: Full Name:......................................................................................Jack Curtis Wife:................................................................................................... Michelle Children:................................................................... Carolina and Georganna


MITCH WARE Southeast Missouri State ’80 Charged with mentoring the Eagle quarterbacks, Mitch Ware begins his sixth year overall at Georgia Southern and second year on Coach Monken’s staff. Ware previously served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 20022005 as Georgia Southern’s rushing game held the top spot in the FCS in each one of those four seasons. The option offense returned in 2010 and behind the steady signal calling of the Eagle quarterbacks, Georgia Southern won 10 games, advanced to the NCAA FCS semifinals and finished fourth nationally in rushing. With Ware’s track record of developing quarterbacks and teaching offensive players the fundamentals of the option offense, he also takes on the responsibilities for coaching the B-backs in 2011. AllSouthern Conference freshman running back Robert Brown, who in 2010 became the first true freshman to run for more than 1,000 yards since Joe Ross in 1987, leads a young corps of backs this upcoming season. In his first year on the Eagles coaching staff in 2002, Ware developed first-year starter Chaz Williams into one of the best quarterbacks in the FCS. Williams, who earned All-America honors from the Associated Press and was a finalist for the prestigious Walter Payton Award, was chosen as the Southern Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for 1,422 yards and scoring a position-record 27 touchdowns as a sophomore. He also guided fullback Jermaine Austin through an incredible rookie season which produced a 1,416-yard rushing total and the SoCon’s Freshman of the Year award. In 2003, Georgia Southern averaged 335.6 yards per game, best in the nation, thanks to Austin’s efforts. Austin earned the SoCon’s Offensive Player of the Year award and All-America honors for the

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second time. Austin’s 1,461 ground yards, an average of 132.8 per contest, placed him ninth in the final national rankings. The next season, the Eagles commanded the top spot in rushing again, with 369.9 yards per game, leading all of NCAA Division I. Overall, the offense was ranked third nationally in yards per game. Ware completed his fourth overall season at the United States Naval Academy in 2001, his third as the Midshipman’s quarterbacks coach. While at Navy, Ware tutored a pair of standout quarterbacks in Brian Broadwater and Brian Madden-who, before missing all of the 2000 campaign with a knee injury, led the nation in rushing yards by a quarterback in 1999 with 897. In 2001, he helped guide Madden to a near-1,000-yard campaigns in both rushing (905) and passing (902). Prior to his stint at Navy, Ware served as assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and running backs coach at Southwest Missouri State during a 16-year tenure. Ware began at SMS in 1976 as the starting quarterback for the Bears during his freshman season. After graduating in 1980, he spent two years as a graduate assistant before being quickly elevated to a full time position beginning in 1982. Southwest Missouri State ranked as one of top rushing offenses in the FCS from 1989 through 1992. Ware was primarily responsible for the outstanding career of Bears’ quarterback DeAndre Smith, who was named the Gateway Football Conference’s Offensive Player-ofthe-Decade for the period of 1985 through 1994. A co-captain and four-year starter, Ware guided the Bears and directed Southwest Missouri State to its last Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championship in 1978 and captured the league’s most valuable player award as a senior in 1979. He also established seven career school records during his playing days. An Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America selection as a senior in 1979, Ware received the prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship at the conclusion of his playing career. Ware’s stay at SMS saw the Bears move from NCAA Division II and the MIAA to NCAA Division 1 FCS and the Mid-Continent and Gateway Football Conference. He earned both his bachelor’s (1980) and master’s degrees (1982) from Southwest Missouri State. In 1996, he was inducted into the athletics program’s hall of fame for his contributions as both a player and coach. Ware and his wife Judy, have three sons, Jacob (22), a former Eagle student-athlete, Joshua and Jackson.

EXPERIENCE: 2nd YEAR ON GSU STAFF (6th overall) 2010-Present:..................Assistant Coach, Georgia Southern University Quarterbacks / B-Backs (2011) 2002-2005:..................................Assistant Coach, Georgia Southern Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 1998-2002:...............Assistant Coach, United States Naval Academy Quarterbacks 1998-2002:......................Assistant Coach, Southwest Missouri State 1980-1982: Graduate Assistant; 1982-1992: Quarterbacks 1980-1992:..................................... Assistant Coach, Southwest Missouri State, EDUCATION: Southwest Missouri State (1980) Master’s Degree: Education Southwest Missouri State (1982) Bachelor’s Degree: Education

Jacob, Jackson, and Joshua stand behind their parents Judy and Mitch

PERSONAL DATA: Full Name:..................................................................................Mitchell Ware Wife:.........................................................................................................Judy Children:.............................................................. Jacob, Joshua and Jackson

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BRETT GILLILAND West Alabama ’04

Working with the B-Backs during the 2010 season, Brett Gilliland steps into the role of coaching the Georgia Southern tight ends in his second spring with the Eagles. A graduate assistant for Georgia Tech’s offensive coaches for three seasons and serving in the role of offensive quality control coach in 2009, Gilliland was selected by Coach Jeff Monken to join him at Georgia Southern. The Pensacola, Fla., native arrived at Georgia Southern in January 2010. In 2007, Gilliland worked with offensive coordinator John Bond and the Yellow Jacket quarterbacks after assisting with the receivers corps in 2006, including Biletnikoff Award winner Calvin Johnson. Gilliland coached the B-backs for two seasons at Tech, a group which included Doak Walker semi-finalist Jonathan Dwyer. Dwyer was the ACC rushing leader and Player of the Year leader in 2008. At Georgia Tech as a graduate assistant, Gilliland was responsible for the breakdown of opponent game film, compiling scouting reports and preparing game plans. He also coordinated defensive and special teams scout teams and had an active role in on-campus recruiting visits. He started with Georgia Tech

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football as the assistant director of football operations in 2005 after a year as receivers coach at West Alabama. A four-year letterwinner at quarterback for West Alabama from 2000-03, Gilliland was a regional finalist for the Harlon Hill trophy in 2003. He earned All-Gulf South second team honors (2002) as well as all-region recognition from the Football Gazette (2002). Still listed as the Tigers record holder for passing yards in a season and career, Gilliland owns the records for completion percentage in a single game, season and career. With 6,847 yards of total offense in 27 starts and 42 overall games, Gilliland also set the West Alabama career mark in that category. In addition to the awards presented to him for his athletics achievements, Gilliland earned numerous accolades for his academic work. A 2003 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District IV selection, he was also honored twice with Gulf South Conference “Top Eight” awards. A two-time member of the All-Gulf South Conference Academic list, he won the Asa Green Scholar-Athlete Award, a award presented to the student-athlete with the highest grade point average on the football team, winning it in 2001 and 2003. Gilliland, the offensive team captain, was selected by his teammates as the recipient of the Phil Puccio Leadership and Dedication Award in 2001 and 2003. Gilliland graduated magna cum laude from West Alabama in 2004 with a bachelor of science degree in physical education with a emphasis in Sport Management and minor in business administration. He is pursuing a graduate degree in economics at Georgia Tech. Gilliland and his wife, Amanda, were married in Gulf Shores, Ala., in 2005. The couple has a son, Rece Elijah.

EXPERIENCE: 2nd YEAR ON GSU STAFF 2010-Present:.....................................Assistant Coach, Georgia Southern 2011: Tight Ends 2010: B-Backs 2005-2009:..................................... Graduate Assistant Coach, Georgia Tech 2009: Offensive Quality Control 2006: Assisted with Receivers 2005: Director of Football Operations 2005:............................................................ Assistant Coach, West Alabama Receivers EDUCATION: University of West Alabama (2004) Bachelor’s Degree: Physical Education with an emphasis in Sports Management and a minor in Business Administration PERSONAL DATA: Full Name:.................................................................................. Brett Gilliland Wife:................................................................................................... Amanda Children:........................................................................................ Rece Elijah

Brett holding Rece, Amanda and Max

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C. RAY GREGORY Emory & Henry College ’86 With a resume that includes expertise on both sides of the ball and at every level, C. Ray Gregory returned to Georgia Southern in January 2010 with coaching responsibilities for the slotbacks. One of his slotbacks, sophomore J.J. Wilcox transitioned well to his new position as the Eagles’ top target with 22 catches and three touchdowns. He set the single-season record for average yards per reception with 25.0 per catch and his 551 receiving yards took over the seventh spot on GSU’s single-season chart in that category. Gregory joined the current Eagle coaching staff after spending three years at Bethune-Cookman as the slotbacks and special teams coach in addition to serving as director of football operations. In his first stop at Georgia Southern, Gregory was the graduate assistant coach for the Eagles, working with the offensive line for the 1987 season and the receivers in 1988. He continued his coaching career at the University of Hawai’i under offensive coordinator Paul Johnson, serving as a graduate assistant coach alongside Monken with responsibilities for the Warriors running backs in 1989 and 1990. Hawai’i played in its first bowl game in 1989 and posted a 16-9 record over those two seasons. Those squads produced three NFL and two CFL players. After completing his coaching assignment at Hawai’i, Gregory joined Itawamba Community College in Mississippi in 1991 as an assistant coach for quarterbacks, running backs and receivers. An NFL first-round draft pick and three other NFL players would develop from that Indians squad. Gregory then coached receivers for one year at Lees McRae College in 1992 before heading to the University of Buffalo as the quarterbacks coach. In two years at Buffalo, Gregory recruited one of the four players who would play in the NFL and signed one of the top high school players in the nation. Gregory’s experience as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Southern Utah for the 1996 season helped the Thunderbirds reach a 24th ranking nationally in total offense and claim the NCAA rushing title that year. He came to Georgia Southern as an assistant coach in spring 1997 to join Johnson’s staff, but returned to Southern Utah to become head coach, a position he held until 2002. The Thunderbirds posted wins over Montana, McNeese State, Northern Arizona and Arkansas State in addition to key rivalry wins over Weber State during Gregory’s tenure. The 1999 season saw Southern Utah post one of its best records with an 8-3 mark and a ranking of 24th in the FCS polls. In 2000, the Thunderbirds racked up more 5,391 total yards of offense, including more than 4,300 yards on the ground. With an average of 394.2 yards

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per game, Southern Utah claimed the annual rushing offense title and had the highest number of rushing touchdowns (49), in the FCS that year. Just two years before, in 1998, the Thunderbirds recorded 386.0 yards per game, then relinquished the rushing offense title to Georgia Southern in 1999. Thunderbird quarterback Matt Cannon (1997-2000) still holds the NCAA record for career rushing yards by a quarterback, but his single-season record of 1,602 yards (2000) was broken by GSU’s own Jayson Foster in 2007. Cannon is among five other players who achieved more than 3,000 yards rushing and 3,000 yards passing in his career, including former Eagle Greg Hill. He had more than 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards passing in a single season (1999), also accomplished by former Georgia Southern greats Tracy Ham, Greg Hill (1999 and 1998), Jayson Foster and Chaz Williams. As secondary coach at Hinds Community College in Mississippi, Gregory was part of a program that was third in the nation in defense and was the top defensive unit in the state. The Bulldogs finished the 2004 season as runner-up for the MJCC National Championship. In 2003, Gregory was the offensive coordinator and coached the offensive line at Millsaps College. Gregory also spent two seasons as head coach at Abingdon High School in Virginia where his team won a county championship and posted 1,500 total yards passing. He was also an assistant coach at Morton High School in Illinois, serving as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. Gregory earned his master’s degree in sports coaching in 1990 at the U.S. Sports Academy. His bachelor’s degree in science, health and physical education was awarded in 1986 by Emory & Henry College in Virginia. Following graduation, he served as the assistant coach for receivers at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts, helping the Bears to a 6-1-2 record and first-ever state conference championship in the school’s history. Gregory and his wife, Kristen, are parents of a son A.J. who is currently stationed with the U.S. Army in Louisville, Ky.

EXPERIENCE: 2nd YEAR ON GSU STAFF 2010-Present:...................................Assistant Coach, Georgia Southern Slotbacks 2007-2010:............................................Assistant Coach, Bethune-Cookman Slotbacks / Special Teams 2004:.........................................Assistant Coach, Hinds Community College Secondard Coach 2003:........................................................ Assistant Coach, Millsaps College Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Line 1997-2002:........................................................ Head Coach, Southern Utah 1996:........................................................... Assistant Coach, Southern Utah Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks 1992-1995............................................................... Assistant Coach, Buffalo Quarterbacks 1992.................................................. Assistant Coach, Lees McRae College Receivers 1991....................................Assistant Coach, Itawamba Community College Running Backs, Quarterbacks and Receivers 1989-1990............................................... Graduate Assistant Coach, Hawai’i Running Backs 1987-1988.............................................. Assistant Coach, Georgia Southern 1987: Offensive Line / 1988: Receivers 1986........................................Asssistant Coach, Bridgewater State College Receivers

Thor, C.Ray, Kristen and Engel Gregory with inset photo of A.J.

EDUCATION: Emory & Henry College (1986) Bachelor’s Degree: Health & Physical Education U.S. Sports Academy (1990) Master’s Degree: Sports Coaching PERSONAL DATA: Full Name:..............................................................................C. Ray Gregory Wife:.................................................................................................... Kristen Children:................................................................................................... A.J.

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LAMON T SEWARD Western Carolina ‘03

Tutoring the Eagle wide receivers, Lamont Seward enters his second season as an assistant coach at Georgia Southern. Seward joined Coach Jeff Monken in early 2010 after two seasons as wide receivers coach at West Georgia. Sewart helped install the option offense in his first season and refined the role of the wide receivers. The corps posted efficient numbers in 2010 and were critical to the execution of the developing offense. With the West Georgia football program as an assistant coach beginning in winter 2008 and through the last two fall campaigns, Seward worked with the wide receivers and also assisted with the kickoff and punt return teams. Following two years as an assistant coach/offensive coordinator at Warren County High School in his hometown of Warrenton, N.C., Seward joined the WCU staff in 2006 as wide receivers coach. Seward also assisted with the Catamounts’ weekly offensive game plans and helped coach the kickoff and punt return teams.

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As the Catamounts wide receivers coach, Seward increased the reception totals of then-juniors Michael Hines and Eddie Cohen, with Cohen going on to claim WCU’s single-season record for reception yardage with 1,208. Cohen’s 2007 total of nine receiving touchdowns placed him fourth on the single-season chart and he finished sixth on the WCU career list. Cohen was a two-time selection to the All-Southern Conference in 2006 and 2007. Selected to the SoCon All-Decade Team (1997-2006), Seward finished his career third on the Catamount and SoCon list for receptions with 190. His 2,972 receiving yards placed him third on the WCU career list and fifth on the SoCon all-time list. Wearing number eight for Western Carolina from 2000-03, Seward caught a pass in 39 consecutive games and recorded at least one reception in 43 of 45 career games. He completed his career with 12 games with 100 receiving yards or more. Seward graduated in 2003 with a degree in sport management and a minor in marketing from Western Carolina. He and his wife, Bebe reside in Statesboro.

EXPERIENCE: 2nd YEAR ON GSU STAFF 2010-Present:....................................Assistant Coach, Georgia Southern Wide Receivers 2008-2009......................................................Assistant Coach, West Georgia Wide Receivers 2006-2008:........Assistant Football Coach, Warren County (NC) High School Offensive Coordinator 2006:........................................................Assistant Coach, Western Carolina Wide Receivers EDUCATION: Western Carolina University (2003) Bachelor’s Degree: Sports Management with a minor in Marketing PERSONAL DATA: Full Name:.............................................................................. Lamont Seward Wife:........................................................................................................ Bebe

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SHAWN QUINN Carson-Newman ’95

Shawn Quinn begins his second year as the Linebackers Coach and handling recruiting coordinator responsibilities for Georgia Southern Football. Quinn served as Co-Defensive Coordinator and coached the defensive line at Northwestern State prior to joining the Eagle Football program in early 2010. At Tennessee and Louisiana-Lafayette he was a member of coaching staffs that won conference championships and coached in bowl victories at LSU and Tennessee. Quinn spent one year at Northwestern State after a year on the LSU staff in 2008. He worked with the Tigers’ defensive line during the regular season, then tutored the defensive ends in preparation for the 2008 Peach Bowl. The LSU defense prevented 14th-ranked Georgia Tech from scoring a touchdown for the first time in a game during the Yellow Jackets’ season. The Tigers dominated for a 38-3 bowl win. Five LSU defensive linemen Quinn coached from the 2008 team went into NFL camps, including Tyson Jackson, the third overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Over the course of his coaching career, 17 players coached or recruited by Quinn have advanced to the NFL. Quinn served as a defensive assistant at Louisiana-Lafayette from 2002-07, coaching outside linebackers in 2002-03 and the defensive line from 2003-07. In six seasons at Louisiana-Lafayette, Quinn

LINEBACKERS RECRUITING COORDINATOR

signed five players who reached the NFL ranks. Six defensive linemen earned All-Sun Belt Conference honors and, in 2005, Quinn helped the Ragin’ Cajuns to a share of the Sun Belt championship. At Tennessee as an offensive graduate assistant, Quinn worked with the Vols offensive line and special teams from 1999-2002. The Vols won the 2001 Southeastern Conference East Division championship and Quinn coached in three bowl games as a member of Phil Fulmer’s staff. While at Tennessee, he coached Lou Groza Award finalist Alex Walls and signed five players who went on to play in the NFL. Quinn coached five years of high school football prior to joining the Vols. As assistant coach with responsibilities for the defensive line, Quinn coached at Maryville High School (Tenn.) from 1996-99. The Red Rebels won the 1998 Tennessee Class 4A state title after a state runner-up finish a year earlier. Quinn was the outside linebacker and tight ends coach at Armuchee (Ga.) High School in 1995. Quinn was a four-year starter on the defensive line at CarsonNewman College in Jefferson City, Tenn., and a member of four conference championship Eagle teams. An All-South Atlantic Conference selection in 1994, Quinn earned his history and political science degree in 1995. In 1998, Quinn completed his master’s degree at Lincoln Memorial University. At Wheaton (Ill.) North High School, Quinn was an offensive guard and linebacker. A Chicago native, Quinn is the father of three daughters, Emily, Grace and Abby.

EXPERIENCE: 2nd YEAR ON GSU STAFF

2010-Present:.....................................Assistant Coach, Georgia Southern Linebackers / Recruiting Coordinator 2008-2009:............................................... Assistant Coach, Northwestern State Defensive Line 2007-2008:...................................................... Assistant Coach, Louisiana State Defensive Ends 2002-2007:....................................... Assistant Coach, Louisiana at Lafayette 2002-2003: Outside Linebackers / 2003-2007: Defensive Line 1999-2002:......................................................... Assistant Coach, Tennessee Offensive Line / Special Teams 1996-1999:............................Assistant Coach, Maryville High School (Tenn.) 1995.......................................Assistant Coach, Armuchee High School (Ga.) Linebackers / Tight Ends EDUCATION: Carson-Newman College (1995) Bachelor’s Degree: Education Lincoln Memorial (1998) Master’s Degree: Education

Emily, Abby, Shawn and Grace

PERSONAL DATA: Full Name:..................................................................................Shawn Quinn Children:...................................................................... Emily, Grace and Abby

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ORLANDO MITJANS, JR. Northeastern ’82

Orlando Mitjans, Jr., returns for his second year as the Georgia Southern cornerbacks coach, bringing his calm demeanor and penchant for teaching to the program. He mentored Laron Scott, an Associated Press third-team All-American and first-team AllSouthern Conference selection, as he tallied six interceptions in 2010 to tie the program’s single-season record. The corners combined with the safeties last year to help Georgia Southern to a number-11 ranking in pass defense, its best national figure since 2001 (2nd). The coaching veteran came to Georgia Southern from Tennessee State where he served as secondary coach. In 2009, the Tigers ranked as the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) leader in pass defense and finished second in the OVC in total defense. Mitjans returned to Tennessee State after four years with other programs, including a year at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn., where he was the co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach. The opportunity at Montgomery Bell Academy cut short his stay at Florida A&M where he was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach durin¬g spring ball. Secondary coach at Eastern Kentucky from March of 2006 through February 2008, Mitjans helped mold a defense that produced an AllAmerican and five All-Conference players. His secondary corps had 24 interceptions in 2007 and was the top-ranked pass defense in the OVC in 2007. The Colonels went on to win the OVC championship that year and three of his four starters were named to the OVC All-Conference team, including Derrick Huff. Huff was selected as the league’s defensive player of the year and earned first-team All-America honors. In his first stop at Tennessee State, Mitjans was assistant head coach and defensive coordinator with the Tigers in 2005. He coached the secondary when Tennessee State led the OVC in pass defense and total defense that season. At Towson University Mitjans started as the Tigers running backs coach in 1999. He took over the secondary in 2001 and was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2004. Mitjans coached two AllConference tailbacks, Noah Read, who led the Patriot League in rushing,

CORNERBACKS

and Jason Corle, the Tigers all-time leading rusher, then helped produce two All-Conference secondary players. In 2002, five of his defensive players earned all-league honors. With a league-leading 21 interceptions in 2003, the Towson’s secondary set a school record with four returned for touchdowns. The season before, one of Mitjan’s senior safeties finished the 2002 season ranked ninth nationally in interceptions. Mitjans served as secondary coach at Kent State University (1994) and at C.W. Post College (1996) before accepting a similar position at Morgan State in January of 1997. As secondary coach, Mitjans helped his players record 28 takeaways and with five earning All-Conference honors. The following season Mitjans took the defensive coordinator’s role and improved Morgan State’s performance to a number-15 ranking in the Football Championship Subdivision. Three of the players he recruited went on to play professional football. Following his playing career, Mitjans spent two seasons as a student assistant coach at Northeastern University. He landed his first full-time coaching job at Cheyney University when he coached the secondary and coordinated special teams. Mitjans was selected to participate in the NFL’s minority internship program and had the opportunity to work with secondary coaches and players from NFL teams in Kansas City (2001), St. Louis (1999, 2000) and New York (Jets 1994). In 2006, he was chosen as one of 20 coaches nationwide to attend the NCAA Expert Coaching Academy to prepare individuals for head coaching roles. Through his career, Mitjans has been responsible for the recruitment of several players who have gone to the NFL, including Jermon Bushrod of the New Orleans Saints (Towson), Antwan Molden of the Houston Texans (Eastern Kentucky), the Arizona Cardinals’ Dominique Rodgers Cromartie (Tennessee State), Vishante Shiancoe of the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings (Morgan State), and Jim O’Neil (Towson) who is currently the defensive quality control coach for the New York Jets. Former Tennessee State free safety Anthony Levine signed with the Green Bay Packers in the spring of 2010. A safety on Lou Holtz’s Razorback teams from 1978-80, Mitjans transferred to Northeastern and played for the Huskies for his final two years. He graduated from Northeastern in 1982 with a degree in leadership. Mitjans and his wife, Claire, reside in Statesboro.

EXPERIENCE: 2nd YEAR ON GSU STAFF 2010-Present:.....................................Assistant Coach, Georgia Southern Cornerbacks 2008-2009:................................................Assistant Coach, Tennessee State Secondary Coach 2006-2008:.............................................. Assistant Coach, Eastern Kentucky Secondary Coach 2005..........................................................Assistant Coach, Tennessee State Defensive Coordinator 1999-2004:..............................................Assistant Coach, Towson University 1999: Running Backs 2001: Secondary Coach 2004: Defensive Coordinator 1996....................................................... Assistant Coach, C.W. Post College Secondary Coach 1994....................................................................Assistant Coach, Kent State Secondary Coach PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE ................................................................... Assistant Coach, Cheyney Secondary & Special Teams ..............................................................Student Assistant, Northeastern EDUCATION: Northeastern (1982) Bachelor’s Degree: Leadership PERSONAL DATA: Full Name:.........................................................................Orlando Mitjans, Jr. Wife:....................................................................................................... Claire

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JOHN SCOT T, JR. Western Carolina ’00

Taking raw talent on the defensive line and developing the unit into one of the most dominant in the nation, John Scott, Jr., begins his second year as an assistant coach for Georgia Southern. The front line accounted for 22 sacks with 76 tackles for loss in the Eagles’ first year in the 4-3 scheme and was ranked first the Southern Conference in scoring and rushing defense. Nose tackle Brent Russell, who was a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award for the nation’s top defensive player at the Championship Subdivision level, earned All-America accolades from numerous entities as well as first-team All-SoCon defensive honors. Russell anchored a lineup of two veterans, a converted linebacker and former running back in 2010. Tackle Roderick Tinsley earned second-team All-SoCon honors after his junior season and newcomer Josh Gebhardt was named to the league’s All-Freshman team. Scott was named defensive line coach on the Eagles staff in January 2010 after four years experience outside linebackers coach at Missouri State and three years on the football staff at Western Carolina. A 2000 graduate of Western Carolina and fouryear Catamount letterman, Scott returned to coach at his alma mater in 2006. Scott was the defensive ends and outside linebackers coach for two seasons (2006-07) and defensive line coach for one (2008).

DEFENSIVE LINE / SPECIAL TEAMS

The second-team All-Southern Conference pick at defensive end in 1998, Scott registered 17 tackles for loss that year. In 1997, he had 59 tackles, tops among defensive linemen, in addition to 11 tackles for loss. His total 31 TFLs ranks 10th on Western Carolina’s all-time career chart. After earning his bachelor’s degree in communications from Western Carolina, Scott played three years of professional football, including two years with the Greensboro (N.C.) Prowlers of the Arena Football League 2. He was selected the team’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2000. While in North Carolina in 2001, Scott gained coaching experience at the high school level as defensive line coach at Lexington, N.C.’s West Davidson High School. Scott then went to Louisiana-Lafayette as a graduate assistant for two years, serving as a defensive line graduate assistant. As defensive line coach at Norfolk State for the 2005 season, Scott helped the Spartans achieve a number-12 national ranking in passing defense. That season, Norfolk State allowed just over 158 yards per game. The Greer, S.C., native attended the NCAA’s Minority Coaches Academy in 2008 after being selected from a pool of 400 applicants to participate. Scott completed his master’s degree in education at LouisianaLafayette in 2006. He and his wife, Stephanie, also a graduate of WCU, are the parents of a son, John III (5), and daughter Juliette (3).

EXPERIENCE: 2nd YEAR ON GSU STAFF 2010-Present:....................................Assistant Coach, Georgia Southern Defensive Line / Special Teams 2008-2009:....................................................Assistant Coach, Missouri State Outside Linebackers 2006-2008: . ............................................Assistant Coach, Western Carolina 2006-2007: Defensive Ends & Outside Linebackers 2008: Defensive Line 2005:...............................................................Assistant Coach, Norfolk State Defensive Line 2002-2004:.......................................Graduate Assistant, Louisiana Lafayette 2001:........................................................ West Davidson High School (N.C.) Defensive Line EDUCATION: Western Carolina University (2000) Bachelor’s Degree: Sport Management University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2006) Master’s Degree: Education

John III, Stephanie, Juliette and John, Jr.

PERSONAL DATA: Full Name:.................................................................................John Scott, Jr. Wife:................................................................................................ Stephanie Children: ............................................................................... John III, Juliette

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VIC TOR C ABR AL Georgia Southern ’06

Victor Cabral begins his second year on the Georgia Southern staff after the former Eagle defensive lineman returned to his alma mater to serve as defensive line assistant coach. Anchored by an intimidating defensive line, Georgia Southern’s defense finished the 2010 season ranked ninth nationally in total defense and 11th in both passing and scoring defense. The Eagles topped the Southern Conference rankings in scoring and rushing defense and second in passing defense. One yard in the final averages of offense allowed was the difference between first and second place in total defense. Cabral joined the Eagles after spending three years as defensive line coach at Georgia Military College where he also served as special teams coordinator for the Bulldogs. Cabral focused on the development of the nose guard and defensive end positions and, in 2007, the GMC defensive unit would earn a number-one ranking in rushing defense in the NJCAA. The next season, the Bulldogs ranked third nationally in total defense. With success at the team level, the Bulldogs also had several individuals earn national accolades. Leroy Burgess was selected

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as a third-team NJCAA All-American and in 2008, Torrey Ball earned second-team All-America honors. Former Eagle Markeith Wylie was recognized as first-team Academic All-American in 2007. Thirteen GMC players coached by Cabral received scholarships to NCAA Division I programs during his three seasons in Milledgeville. Cabral also served as GMC’s director of strength and conditioning following two years in the role of assistant coach of strength and conditioning. In addition to his coaching duties, he coordinated all video needs for the Bulldog program. The 24th overall draft pick by the Montreal Alouettes, Cabral returned to Georgia Southern for the 2005 campaign, coordinating video and quality control for the Eagles. During the winter and spring of 2006, Cabral assisted with the defensive line responsibilities, including the preparation of daily practice plans and on-field evaluation and coaching. A member of the 2000 National Championship team and part of the winning tradition that won four Southern Conference crowns in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004, Cabral was a four-year starter and Eagle letterwinner. The former team captain earned his bachelor of arts degree from Georgia Southern in May 2006. Cabral and his wife, Erin, a four-year letterwinner for the Eagles swimming and diving team from 2000-04, reside in Statesboro.

EXPERIENCE: 2nd YEAR ON GSU STAFF 2010-Present:.................................. Assistant Coach, Georgia Southern Defensive Line 2007-2010:................................. Assistant Coach, Georgia Military College Defensive Line / Strength & Conditioning 2006:.......................Video Coordinator / Quality Control, Georgia Southern EDUCATION: Georgia Southern University (2006) PERSONAL DATA: Full Name:................................................................................Victor Cabral Wife........................................................................................................ Erin

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TOM MELTON South Carolina ’94

Tom Melton rejoined the Eagle staff in March 2004 and begins his eighth season as head strength and conditioning coach at Georgia Southern. Melton, who also carries the title of Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance, coordinates off-season and in-season applications for all GSU teams, and provides a direct strength training leadership role to the Eagle football program. In addition to those responsibilities, he also coordinates team travel and operations. Melton served as assistant strength and conditioning coach at Georgia Southern from July 1998 to November 1999 and worked primarily with the Eagle basketball, Olympic sport programs, and assisted with football. He then accepted a position as associate head strength and conditioning coach at Colorado State University and remained in Fort Collins until 2002. Melton helped the Rams’ football program to three bowl appearances, including two showings in the Liberty Bowl. Prior to taking over GSU’s top athletic performance position, Melton spent two years on the Clemson University staff as assistant strength and conditioning coach where he coordinated and implemented all training activities for the Tigers’ Olympic sport programs. During his time at Clemson, Melton coached four strength and conditioning All-Americans.

ASSISTANT AD/ ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

Before his first stint at GSU, Melton spent two seasons as head strength and conditioning coach at Southern Conference-member Wofford. In addition to working with all Terrier student-athletes, he directed all activities in the institution’s fitness center and weight room. Melton is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina, earning a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. Upon graduation, he served two years as a graduate assistant in the USC strength and conditioning program. The Columbia, S.C., native has worked with 15 teams that have participated in NCAA bowls, tournaments, and playoffs, five of those at Georgia Southern. During his career Melton has coached 12 athletes who have received the honor of strength and conditioning All-American by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, including eight athletes from GSU. Melton is a member of the NSCA and the USAW. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Certified Club Coach with the United States Weightlifting Association. He is also a certified speed coach through the National Association of Speed and Explosion. In 2009, Melton earned his master’s degree in kinesiology/coaching from Georgia Southern University. He is married to the former Samantha Carruth of Landrum, S.C. and they have two daughters, Reagan and Kennedy.

EXPERIENCE: 8th YEAR ON GSU STAFF 2004-Present:.............................. Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Assistant AD / Athletic Performance 2002-2004:...................................Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Clemson 1999-2002:..................................Associate Strength & Conditioning Coach Colorado State 1998-1999:...................................Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Georgia Southern 1994-1996

Graduate Assistant, Strength & Conditioning South Carolina

EDUCATION: University of South Carolina (1994) Bachelor’s Degree: Athletic Training Georgia Southern University Master’s Degree: Kinesiology/Coaching (2009) PERSONAL DATA: Full Name:............................................................................Thomas Melton Wife................................................................................................ Samatha Children............................................................................Reagan, Kennedy

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BRANDON HOWARD

ROBBIE JACKSON

East Carolina ’05

Kentucky ’03

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

HEAD FOOTBALL TRAINER

ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

ATHLETIC TRAINING

Brandon Howard was hired as assistant strength and conditioning coach at Georgia Southern in October 2008. Howard joined the Eagles staff following two years at Utah State. Howard will assist with the Eagle football program and work directly with the track and field, women’s soccer and golf teams. As a graduate assistant with the Aggies, Howard worked with the football team in addition to working with the track and field program, gymnastics and women’s basketball. A 2005 graduate of East Carolina, Howard was a four-year letterwinner. He was named Special Teams captain his senior year and played in the 2001 GMAC Bowl against Marshall. Originally from Jacksonville, Howard was an All-State football player at The Bolles School. He was named All-First Coast his senior year and also earned All-State honors in weightlifting. Howard is certified with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He also received a USA Weightlifting’s Sports Performance Coach certification. He received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from East Carolina in 2005 and worked as an intern with the strength and conditioning staff. He completed his master’s degree in Exercise Science from Utah State in 2009.

Robbie Jackson joined the Georgia Southern Athletic Department staff in August 2008 as Head Football Athletic Trainer. A certified and licensed athletic trainer as well as a credentialed performance enhancement specialist, he directly oversees the daily medical needs and operations of the Eagle Football program. Prior to his appointment as head football athletic trainer, Jackson spent two years as an assistant athletic trainer with the UCF football program for Knights’ Coach George O’Leary. In 2007, UCF won the East Division title, overall championship and participated in the 49th AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Jackson served as the Head Football Athletic Trainer at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia after earning his Master’s of Science in Health and Human Performance from the Unviersity of Tennessee at Chattanooga. At Chattanooga he served as the head trainer at Dalton (Ga.) High School during the 2003-04 season, then in his final year of graduate school, he worked as a graduate assistant with the Mocs Football program. In 2003 he received his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Education specializing in Kinesiology from the University of Kentucky, graduating Cum Laude. As an undergraduate trainer for the Wildcats, Jackson worked with several teams, including the 1999 Music City Bowl football team, the swimming/diving team, 2001 Mid-American Conference champion men’s soccer program and Wildcat baseball. A native of St. Albans, W.Va., Jackson has previously assisted with the NFL Tennessee Titans during their 2001 and 2002 preseason training camps. Jackson is certifiedwith the National Athletic Trainers Association, American Red Cross CPR/AED certified, licensed athletic trainer by the Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers, and is credentialed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

EXPERIENCE: 2nd YEAR ON GSU STAFF 2008-Present:..............................................Asst. Strength and Conditioning Coach Georgia Southern 2006-07:....................................Graduate Asst. Strength and Conditioning Coach, Utah State University 2005...........................................................Intern, Strength and Conditioning, East Carolina University

EXPERIENCE: 2nd YEAR ON GSU STAFF 2008-Present

Head Football Athletic Trainer Georgia Southern

EDUCATION: Utah State (2009) Master’s Degree: Exercise Science

2006-07.................... Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of Central Florida

East Carolina University (2005) Bachelor’s Degree: Exercise Physiology

2004................................ Graduate Assistant Trainer, Chattanooga Football

2005............ Head Football Athletic Trainer, Christopher Newport University

PERSONAL DATA: Full Name:............................................................... Brandon Michael Howard Born:.........................................................................................June 25, 1983

2003............................................. Head Athletic Trainer, Dalton High School EDUCATION: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Master’s Degree: Health and Human Performance (2005) University of Kentucky (2003) Bachelor’s Degree: Education PERSONAL DATA: Full Name:..........................................................Robert Preston Jackson, Jr. Born:............................................................................... December 13, 1980

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JUSTIN MATLAGE

STEWART CARTER

Kentucky ’03

Georgia Tech ’94

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT MANAGER

ATHLETIC TRAINING After a year with the Carolina Panthers organization.Justin Matlage joins the Georgia Southern Athletics Training staff as an assistant athletic trainer in 2010. At Georgia Southern, Matlage will work with the Football and Golf teams, and oversee the care of the Baseball team and Cheerleading squads. With the Carolina Panthers, Matlage provided daily treatment, rehabilitation, aquatic therapy and preventative care to the athletes. He also helped document injuries and treatment sessions, as well as assisting in the inventory and order process for supplies. As a full-time intern, Matlage supervised part-time interns during preseason training camp and mini-camps. Matlage began his athletic training career as a student at the University of Northern Iowa, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training in May 2007. While at UNI, Matlage worked with the Panthers football, baseball, women’s basketball, wrestling and men’s and women’s track and field teams. He also assisted with high school programs in the Cedar Falls area. After his graduation from UNI, the Saint Marys, Iowa, native attended graduate school at West Virginia University, earning a master’s degree in athletic training in August 2009. He was the co-Head Athletic Trainer for Club Sports and Intramurals at West Virginia, working with the hockey, men’s and women’s rugby, men’s lacrosse and women’s soccer club programs. He also worked at HealthWorks Rehab and Fitness in Morgantown, W.Va., gaining more experience in physical therapy and rehabilitation, as well as aquatic therapy. Matlage conducted an independent study in athletic training with the WVU Sports Medicine Center during his master’s coursework. Matlage donates his time as a volunteer for several organizations and events including the Special Olympics, high school athletics, the NCAA Division III Track and Field National Championships, Thomas Davis’ Youth Football Camp and Jordan Gross’ Charity Kickball Tournament for Cystic Fibrosis. EXPERIENCE: 2nd YEAR ON GSU STAFF 2010-Present............................. Assistant Athletic Trainer, Georgia Southern 2010..................................................................................... Carolina Panthers 2009............................................ Co-Head Trainer, Club Sports & Intramurals West Virginia EDUCATION: Northern Iowa University Bachelor’s Degree: Athletic Training (2007) West Virginia University Master’s Degree: Athletic Training (2009)

Stewart Carter enters his 12th year as head athletic equipment manager at Georgia Southern University, a position he began on the first day of spring workouts on March 27, 2000. He oversees all operations (budget management, equipment, maintenance, repairs) for not only the football team but all 15 varsity sports at Georgia Southern. His standout work was recognized when he was named District III ‘Equipment Manager of the Year’ by the Athletic Equipment Managers Association in 2009. Prior to joining the Eagles Athletic staff, Carter served as athletic equipment manager for the Fresno State Athletic Corporation, beginning in October 1997. As the department head, he handled budget management duties for apparel, equipment and repairs for eight FSU sport programs, including men’s basketball. From 1994 to 1997, Carter was Fresno State’s assistant athletic equipment manager responsible for the daily equipment room operations for football, baseball, men’s and women’s soccer. A five-year student football manager at alma mater Georgia Tech from 1989 to 1994, Carter gained experience in all facets of the Yellow Jacket equipment operation. He was named head student manager as an upperclassman, heading the setup for all practice and game field operations and supervision of other student staff assistants. He earned his bachelor’s degree in management in March, 1994. Carter is a Certified Athletic Equipment Manager (1997) and a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association. He has also served on the Schutt, McDavid, and World Sporting Goods advisory boards. He is married to the former Rose Pietrzak of Park Ridge, Ill. EXPERIENCE: 10th YEAR ON GSU STAFF 2000-Present............................................Head Athletic Equipment Manager, Georgia Southern 1997-2000................... Athletic Equipment Manager, Fresno State University 1997........................................... Certified as an Athletic Equipment Manager 1994-97........Assistant Athletic Equipment Manager, Fresno State University 1989-94..Student Assistant/Football Manager, Georgia Institute of Technology EDUCATION: Georgia Institute of Technology (1994) Bachelor’s Degree: Management PERSONAL DATA: Full Name:................................................................................ Stewart Carter Born:........................................................................................ August 3, 1971 Wife:........................................................................................................ Rose

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JEFF BLYTHE

KEITH ROUGHTON

North Carolina ’02

Georgia Southern ’92

ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR

ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR COMPLIANCE AND STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES

BUSINESS OPERATIONS

One of the longest tenured members of the Georgia Southern Athletics Department Administration staff, Keith Roughton begins his 19th year as a full-time employee and 21st overall. In July 2011, Roughton was promoted to Associate Athletics Director for Compliance and Student-Athlete Services, first becoming an Assistant Athletics Director in 2001. He currently oversees all aspects of NCAA compliance and eligibility issues as well as the academic services unit for the department and its programs. Roughton is also responsible for scholarship budgeting, the Athletics Department drug testing program, and is the department’s liaison to the office of University Housing and Financial Aid. He is the site manager for NCAA drug testing. During his career, Roughton has worked in a variety of roles. Roughton began his Georgia Southern career as a ticket office student employee in 1990. Upon graduation in 1992, he was named assistant ticket manager. Starting in 1995, Roughton served four years as Assistant Compliance Coordinator. He was the Student-Athlete Services Assistant Director beginning in the fall of 1998 then was promoted to a Director’s role the next year. At the beginning of the 1997 season he began his duties as Director of Game Management. Roughton also serves as an instructor in the First Year Experience program and is a member of the university’s First Year Council. Roughton has earned three degrees from Georgia Southern, beginning with a B.S. in Health Sciences (sport management) in 1992. He added master’s degrees in Sport Management in 1995 and in Higher Education/Student Services in 1997.

Jeff Blythe joined the Georgia Southern Athletics Department in April 2007 as the Assistant Athletics Director for Business Operations. He was promoted to Associate Athletics Director in Blythe serves as the chief financial officer for Georgia Southern Athletics and its 15 varsity sports. He oversees the day-to-day operations for ticketing, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, equipment and facilities. Blythe is the liaison between the athletics department and several departments on campus, including: human resources, procurement and contract services, and information technology. In addition, Blythe is the sports supervisor for the men’s golf, men’s tennis and men’s soccer programs. Prior to his arrival at Georgia Southern, he served as the Assistant Business Manager, Ticket Manager and Director of Summer Camps at Elon University for three years. Blythe also supervised theoperating budgets for all 17 varsity sports, as well as the athletic training, marketing, sports information and Phoenix Club departments. Blythe earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he served as a student manager for the men’s basketball team his freshman year. He also earned a Master’s degree in Sport Management from Appalachian State. Blythe and his wife Fay were married in 2005. After graduating from nursing school at Georgia Southern in 2008, Fay became an ICU Nurse. The couple has two sons, Tyler and Brady.

EXPERIENCE: 19th YEAR ON GSU STAFF 2011-Present...........................................................Associate Athletics Director for Compliance and Student-Athlete Services Georgia Southern University

2006-2010: Assoc. Athletics Director for Compliance and Eligibility 2001-05: Assistant Athletics Director, Student-Athlete Services 1997-2002: Director of Game Management 1999-2001: Director of Student-Athlete Services 1998-99: Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Services 1994-95: Assistant Compliance Coordinator 1992-95: Assistant Ticket Manager 1990-92: Student Assistant Ticket Manager

EDUCATION: Georgia Southern University (1992, 1995, 1997) Master’s Degree: Higher Education/Student Services Master’s Degree: Sport Management Bachelor’s Degree: Sport Management PERSONAL DATA: Full Name:..................................................................... Hubert Keith Roughton Born:.............................................................................................April 15, 1970

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EXPERIENCE: 3rd YEAR ON GSU STAFF 2011-Present.............. Associate Athletics Director / Business Operations Georgia Southern

2007-2011:...................Assistant Athletics Director / Business Operations Georgia Southern

2004-07: ................... Assistant Business and Ticket Manager, Elon University Director of Summer Camps 1998-2002:.Exercise and Sport Science Department, University of North Carolina 2002: Faculty Assistant 1998-02: Student Assistant 1998: Student Basketball Manager EDUCATION: Appalachian State University (2003) Master’s Degree: Sport Management University of North Carolina (2002) Bachelor’s Degree: Exercise and Sport Science PERSONAL DATA: Full name:........................................................................... Jeffrey Philip Blythe Born:.............................................................................................April 28, 1980 Wife:............................................................................................................. Fay Children:.......................................................................................... Tyler, Brady


S AM B AKER James Madison ’74

Building a strong future for the Georgia Southern sports programs in his 16 years as Director of Athletics, Sam Baker has positioned the Eagles for success with new or renovated facilities, a foundation of financial stability and decisions to ensure the best for the student-athlete. An integral component of this ideology is the commitment to “Rings and Diplomas,” as the Athletics Department provides the opportunity for every Georgia Southern student-athlete to win a championship ring and earn a diploma. The emphasis on the “student” in student-athlete is one trademark of the Georgia Southern athletics program as Baker promotes the initiative and continued support for excellence in the classroom. This past academic year, the cumulative grade point average of all 15 sports reached its highest-ever mark with the Football Eagles earning their best-ever marks for both the entire year and single semester. All programs also had members of their teams on the Dean’s List and Southern Conference Honor Roll with 85 placements on the University’s President’s List (4.0 GPA). Numerous student-athletes have earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors with six named to the prestigious Academic All-America list. The most recent honoree was Eagle softball player Nina Iduate, who was voted to the national first team in June 2010. Continuing to add to the lengthy list of accomplishments for the program, three Southern Conference championships were added last year as titles in volleyball, golf and baseball upped Georgia Southern’s total to 30. Those championships, plus a NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoff semifinal appearance, gave the Eagles 27 appearances in postseason play. The most acclaimed is the Eagle Football program, accounting for seven SoCon titles, nine NCAA playoff appearances (Division I FCS) and back-to-back NCAA FCS titles in 1999 and 2000, two of the nation’s-best six FCS national championships, during the Baker tenure. A primary focus of Baker’s efforts has been facility improvements for fans and student-athletes. Planning and fundraising has begun for a new operations building for the Eagle Football program to be located at Paulson Stadium. The Gene Bishop Field House opened in the fall 2006, anchored the west end of the stadium with aesthetic changes to the concourses at Paulson Stadium made in 2007 and 2008. Softball stadium enchancements were completed in 2008 with the construction of stadium seating, team locker rooms and public rest rooms. In the same time period, the BennettRamsey Golf Center was completed, providing Eagle Golf with one of the top all-around practice facilities the nation. Building and renovations were completed for several projects including the renovation of J.I. Clements Baseball Stadium, the construction of a Track/Soccer Stadium, renovation and expansion of Iron Works (Georgia Southern’s athletic performance center) and Men’s Basketball Locker Room (donated by Michael and Katrina Curry). In addition, other team locker rooms, sports medicine treatment center, equipment room, and coaches’ offices in Hanner Fieldhouse have undergone renovation and upgrades. Baker also

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

served as the driving force behind the Dan J. Parrish, Sr. Football Building, the Herring Pavilion, football practice field renovation and the Troy Cowart Building (home to the Athletic Foundation and Athletics Ticket Office). As a leader in his profession, Baker has been active in his service to the Southern Conference and the NCAA. From May 2000 to May 2002, he served as chair of the SoCon Athletics Directors Association. As Georgia Southern Athletics Director, he served as a member of the NCAA Special Events, Olympic Liaison and Division I Football Issues Committees. In June 2009, he was honored with recognition as the NACDA Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year for the Football Championship Subdivision’s Southeast Region. Baker, a native of Front Royal, Va., joined the Georgia Southern management team after five years as Director of the College Football Marketing Corporation, a subsidiary of the College Football Association (CFA). Baker’s responsibilities with the CFA included securing title sponsorship for and administration of its “Promise of Tomorrow” scholarship program. A four-year agreement with Hitachi awarded $1.3 million in scholarships to aid individuals involved in intercollegiate football with the means to pursue careers in the field of education. From 1986-90, he was associate athletic director for financial development at Vanderbilt, where he oversaw the National Commodore Club. In the two years before moving to Nashville, Baker was associate athletic director for external affairs at the University of Oregon, the institution where he served as director of athletic marketing from January 1983 to May 1984. Baker entered the field of intercollegiate athletics at the College of William & Mary, where he spent seven years (1976-82) as director of athletic promotions. Baker holds a 1976 master’s degree in Sports Administration from Ohio University and a 1974 B. A. in Communication Arts from James Madison University. He and his wife of 35 years, Ann, are the parents of three children: Zeb, Elizabeth Ann and Josie. EXPERIENCE: 16th YEAR ON GSU STAFF 1996-Present.................. Director of Athletics, Georgia Southern University 1990-1995................................Director, College Football Marketing Corporation (College Football Association), Boulder, CO 1986-1990...Associate Athletics Director/Financial Development, Vanderbilt University 1984-1986..... Associate Athletics Director/External Affairs, University of Oregon 1983-1984............................Director of Athletic Marketing, University of Oregon 1976-1982.................Director of Athletic Promotions, College of William & Mary EDUCATION: Ohio University (1976) Master’s Degree: Sports Administration James Madison University (1974) Bachelor’s Degree: Communication Arts Shenandoah College (1972) Associate’s Degree PERSONAL DATA: Full Name:........................................................................ Samuel Quinton Baker Born:.................................................................. July 16, 1951 in Winchester, Va. Wife:..........................................................the former Ann Burnett of Mobile, Ala. Children:.......................................................................Zeb, Elizabeth Ann, Josie

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DR. BROOKS A. KEEL Augusta State ’78

Brooks

A.

Keel,

12th PRESIDENT GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

Ph.D.

Keel has served on numerous boards related to his discipline,

began his tenure as the 12th

including the American Board of Bioanalysis, the American

President of Georgia Southern

Association of Bioanalysts Board of Registry, the Oak Ridge

University on January 4, 2010.

Associated

The Augusta, Ga. native, a

Research Association and the Executive Committee of the

self-described product of the

Council on Research Policy and Graduate Education of APLU.

Universities,

the

Southeastern

Universities

education system of Georgia, returns to his home state to lead

Georgia Southern University with significant experience in the

scientist and scholar. Dr. Schalue currently serves as the director

Keel is married to Dr. Tammie Schalue, an accomplished

top ranks of academia, research, and economic development.

of laboratories at the Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine

Prior to his arrival at Georgia Southern, Keel served

and the associate administrator for the American Association of

as

the

Bioanalysts (AAB). Both are certified SCUBA diving instructors.

Vice

Development,

Chancellor and

for

professor

Research of

and

Biological

Economic

Sciences

at

Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge since 2006. From 2002 to 2006, he was a professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Associate Vice President for Research at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.

Keel’s professional career began in 1985 at the University

of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, where he served in a variety of positions including the Daniel K. Roberts Distinguished Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (19952001), President of the Women’s Research Institute (1993-2001), and Director of Reproductive Medicine Laboratories (1994-2002)

Since

focused

joining on

Georgia

expanding

Southern,

undergraduate

Keel and

has

been

graduate

learning opportunities whether through research, creative or community-based educational experiences. In addition, he has been working to increase Georgia Southern’s research and economic development opportunities. The University is already beginning to attract interest through its Renewable Energy

Lab

and

Public

Health

Core

Research

Lab.

Keel earned his Ph.D. in reproductive endocrinology from

the Medical College of Georgia in 1982 and a Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry from Augusta College (now Augusta State University) in 1978. He has completed postdoctoral work at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Vermillion.

He is a member of the Society for the Study of

Reproduction, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, among others.

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Dr. Keel, shown throwing out the first pitch at a Georgia Southern baseball game, is a regular in the stands cheering on Eagle studentathletes at home and away events.


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TUSCULUM PIONEERS

SAMFORD BULLDOGS

Location: Greeneville, Tenn. Founded: 1794 Enrollment: 2,450 President: Dr. Nancy B. Moody Athletic Director: Frankie DeBusk Nickname: Pioneers Colors: Orange and Black Conference: South Atlantic Stadium: Pioneer Field Capacity: 3,500 Playing Surface: Grass

Location: Birmingham, Ala. Founded: 1841 Enrollment: 4,715 President: Dr. Andrew Westmoreland Athletic Director: Martin Newton Nickname: Bulldogs Colors: Red and Blue Conference: Southern Stadium: Seibert Stadium Capacity: 6,700 Playing Surface: LSR Blade synthetic surface

Pat Sullivan Head Coach

Darion Sutton Sophomore LB

Dustin Taliaferro Junior QB

Frankie DeBusk Head Coach

Bo Cordell Junior QB

Terrence Smith Senior DE

Coaching Staff

Sports Information

Coaching Staff

Sports Information

Assistant Coaches (Position) Bill D’Ottavio (Asst. HC/Def. Coor.) Rhett Lashlee (Off. Coor.) James Joseph (RB) Antonio Carter (WR) Brandon Herring (OL) Ross Newton (LB) Rory Segrest (DL) Sam Shade (DB) Travis Trickett (TE/Slot Backs)

Media Contacts

Assistant Coaches (Position) Marc Kolb (Assoc. HC/OC/QB/WR.) Kevin Weston (Asst. HC/DC/LB) Caleb Slover (RB) Karl Scott (DB) Steve McGill (DL) Spencer Riley (OL)

Media Contacts

Head Coach: Pat Sullivan (Auburn, ’72) Record at Samford: 19-25 (5 years) Career Record: 43-67-1 (10 years) Record vs. GSU: 3-0 Office Phone: 205-726-2575 Best Time to Reach: Contact SID

Bulldogs At-A-Glance

Basic Offense: Multiple Basic Defense: 4-3 2010 Record, Conference/Finish: 6-5, 2-6/7th Lettermen Returning: 50 (24/23/3) Lettermen Lost: 31 (14/15/2) Starters Returning: 12 (7/4/1) Series History: Series tied 3-3

2011 Schedule

9/3 9/10 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19

GEORGIA SOUTHERN STILLMAN COLLEGE at Wofford GARDNER-WEBB at Furman ELON at Appalachian State WESTERN CAROLINA CHATTANOOGA at The Citadel at Auburn

SID: Joey Mullins Office Phone: 205-726-2799 Cell Phone: 205-532-3477 E-Mail Address: jmmulli1@samford.edu Fax: 205-726-2545 Web Site: samfordsports.com Beat Writer: N/A Radio Network: Samford Radio Network Play-by-Play Announcer: Mike Grace Color: Jay Roberson Station Address: WVSU / Samford University 800 Lakeshore Drive Birmingham, AL 35229 Phone: (205) 726-2877

Top Returners:

Rushing: Fabian Truss, So., RB Passing: Dustin Taliaferro, Sr., QB Receiving: Quin Roberson, So., WR Defense: Darion Sutton, Jr., LB

2010 Results (4-7)

9/4 at Florida State 9/11 at Northwestern St. (La.) 9/16 NEWBERRY COLLEGE 9/25 APPALACHIAN STATE 10/2 at Elon 10/9 at Western Carolina 10/16 FURMAN 10/30 at Georgia Southern 11/6 WOFFORD 11/13 at Chattanooga 11/20 THE CITADEL

L 6-59 W 19-7 W 38-35 L 17-35 L 19-24 W 38-7 L 10-27 W 20-13 L 3-10 L 14-48 L 12-13

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Head Coach: Frankie DeBusk (Furman, ’91) Record at Tusculum: 77-64(12 years) Career Record: 77-64 (12 years) Record vs. GSU: First meeting Office Phone: 423-636-7302 Best Time to Reach: Mornings

Pioneers At-A-Glance

Basic Offense: Spread Basic Defense: 3-3-5 2009 Record: 10-4 Lettermen Returning: 44 (20/17/7) Lettermen Lost: 16 (8/7/1) Starters Returning: 20 (9/5/6) Series History: First meeting

2011 Schedule

9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12

WEST GEORGIA at Georgia Southern at North Greenville CATAWBA at Brevard at UNC Pembroke LENOIR-RHYNE at Newberry MARS HILL at Carson-Newman WINGATE

SID: Dom Donnelly Office Phone: 423-636-7326 Cell: 423-341-0091 E-Mail Address: ddonnelly@tusculum.edu Fax: 423-636-7370 Web Site: tusculumpioneers.com Beat Writter: Joe Byrd, Greeneville Sun Radio Network: WSMG AM-1450 Play-by-Play Announcer: Brian Stayton Color: Joe Byrd Station Address: P.O. Box 2069 Greeneville, TN 37744 Phone: 423-638-3188

Top Returners:

Rushing: Brian Marshall, Jr., RB Passing: Bo Cordell, Jr., QB Receiving: Deonté Gist, Sr., WR Defense: Luke Harris, Jr., DB

2010 Results (6-5)

8/28 CHARLESTON (W. Va.) 9/4 at Findlay 9/11 at Western Carolina 9/18 URBANA 10/2 at Mars Hill 10/9 NEWBERRY 10/16 at Wingate 10/23 at Lenoir-Rhyne 10/30 BREVARD 11/6 at Catawba 11/13 CARSON-NEWMAN

W 24-12 W 16-3 W 54-30 W 39-36 L 39-45 L 56-63 L 27-33 L 31-34 W 51-35 W 54-44 L 48-49


WESTERN CAROLINA CATAMOUNTS

ELON PHOENIX

Location: Cullowhee, N.C. Founded: 1889 Enrollment: 9,500 President: Dr. David Belcher Athletic Director: Chip Smith Nickname: Catamounts Colors: Purple and Gold Conference: Southern Stadium: E.J. Whitmire Stadium Capacity: 13,742 Playing Surface: Desso Challenge Pro 2

Dennis Wagner Head Coach

Location: Elon, N.C. Founded: 1889 Enrollment: 5,709 President: Dr. Leo Lambert Athletic Director: Dave Blank Nickname: Phoenix Colors: Maroon and Gold Conference: Southern Stadium: Rhodes Stadium Capacity: 11,250 Playing Surface: Grass

Trey Selby Senior DL

Michael Johnson Junior RB

Jason Swepson Head Coach

Joshua Jones Senior LB

Coaching Staff

Sports Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coaches (Position) Matt Pawlowski (Asst. HC/DC/DB) Andy Follett (OC/QB) Mark Rhea (DL) Arketa Banks (WR) Jay Hood (LB) Jeremiah Ross (OL) Pat Arthurs (TE) Kenyon Blue (CB) Chris Collins (D intern coach)

Media Contacts

Assistant Coaches (Position) Chris Pincince (OC/QB/RB) Ed Pinkham (DC) Scott Browne (Rec. Coord./STC) Ron Mattes (OL) Kevin Downing (WR) Bobby Blick (TE) Jerrick Hall (DL) Al Washington (LB) Dan O'Brien (DB) Mitch Rippy (Specialists)

Head Coach: Dennis Wagner (Utah, ’82) Record at WCU: 7-27 (4 years) Career Record: 51-64-1 (10 years) Record vs. GSU: 0-4 Office Phone: 828-227-7395 Best Time to Reach: Contact SID

Catamounts At-A-Glance

Basic Offense: Pistol Basic Defense: 4-2-5/Multiple 2010 Record, Conference/Finish: 2-9, 1-7/T-8th Lettermen Returning: 41 (20/19/2) Lettermen Lost: 21 (7/12/2) Starters Returning: 13 (9/4) Series History: GSU leads 19-2

2011 Schedule

9/1 9/10 9/24 10/1 10/8 1015 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19

at Georgia Tech MARS HILL at Georgia Southern FURMAN ELON at Chattanooga The CITADEL at Samford WOFFORD at Appalachian State COASTAL CAROLINA

SID: Daniel Hooker Office Phone: 828-227-2339 Home Phone: 828-508-2494 E-Mail Address: dhooker@email.wcu.edu Fax: 828-227-7688 Web Site: catamountsports.com Beat Writer: Tyler Goode, Asheville Citizen-Times, 828-5864091 x265 Radio Network: Catamount Sports Network Play-by-Play Announcer: Gary Ayers Color: Jeff Bryson Station Address: PO Box 571, Balsam, NC 28707 Phone: 828-452-5315 Rushing: Michael Johnson, Jr., RB Passing: Zac Brindise,Sr., QB Receiving: Jacoby Mitchell, Jr., WR Defense: Rock Williams, Jr., LB

9/5 at Vanderbilt 9/12 GARDNER-WEBB 9/19 at Georgia Southern 9/26 FURMAN 10/3 at Samford 10/17 THE CITADEL 10/24 WOFFORD 10/31 at Chattanooga 11/7 ELON 11/14 at Eastern Kentucky 11/21 at Appalachian State

The Phoenix At-A-Glance

Basic Offense: Multiple Basic Defense: 4-3 2010 Record, Conference/Finish: 6-5, 5-3/T-3rd Lettermen Returning: 32 Lettermen Lost: 23 Starters Returning: 13 Series History: GSU leads 8-3

Top Returners:

2010 Results (2-9)

Head Coach: Jason Swepson (Boston College ’92) Record at Elon: 0-0 (1st year) Career Record: 0-0 (1st year) Record vs. GSU: First meeting Office Phone: 336-278-6721 Best Time to Reach: Through SID

2011 Schedule

L 0-45 L 20-27 L 3-27 L 14-33 L 3-16 W 14-10 L 26-35 L 20-24 L 17-42 W 24-7 L 14-19

9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/12 11/19

at Vanderbilt CONCORD at North Carolina Central THE CITADEL GEORGIA SOUTHERN at Western Carolina at Samford CHATTANOOGA at Wofford at Furman APPALACHIAN STATE

Aaron Mellette Junior WR

Sports Information

SID Football Contact: Chris Rash Office Phone: 336-278-6711 E-Mail Address: crash@elon.edu Fax: 336-278-6768 Web Site: www.elonphoenix.com

Media Contacts

Beat Writer: Adam Smith, Burlington Times-News Radio Network: WPCM 920 AM Play-by-Play Announcer: David Hibbard Color: Taylor Durham Station Address: 1109 Tower Drive, Burlington, NC 27215 Phone: 336-584-0126

Top Returners:

Rushing: A.J. Harris, Sr., RB Passing: Thomas Wilson, Sr., QB Receiving: Aaron Mellette, Jr., WR Defense: Joshua Jones, Sr., LB

2010 Results (6-5)

9/4 at Duke 9/11 SHAW 9/18 at Richmond 9/25 at Georgia Southern 10/2 SAMFORD 10/9 at Appalachian State 10/23 WOFFORD 10/30 at Chattanooga 11/6 at The Citadel 11/13 FURMAN 11/20 WESTERN CAROLINA

L 27-41 W 55-26 L 21-27 L 21-38 W 24-19 L 31-34 L 21-28 W 49-35 W 27-16 W 30-25 W 45-14

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FURMAN PALADINS

CHATTANOOGA MOCS

Location: Greenville, S.C. Founded: 1826 Enrollment: 2,600 President: Rod Smolla Athletic Director: Dr. Gary Clark Nickname: Paladins Colors: Purple and White Conference: Southern Stadium: Paladin Stadium Capacity: 16,000 Playing Surface: Grass

Location: Chattanooga, Tenn. Founded: 1886 Enrollment: 10,781 Chancellor: Dr. Roger G. Brown Athletic Director: Rick Hart Nickname: Mocs Colors: Navy, Old Gold and Silver Conference: Southern Stadium: Finley Stadium Capacity: 20,668 Playing Surface: Polyetheylene Field Turf

Russ Huesman Head Coach

B.J. Coleman Junior QB

Joel Bradford Senior WR

Bruce Fowler Head Coach

Kadarron Anderson Senior LB

Coaching Staff

Sports Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coaches (Position) Marcus Satterfield (OC) Adam Fuller (DC) Jimmy Lindsey (DL) Russ Ehrenfeld (TE) Geep Wade (OL) Marcus West (DL) Jamaal Fobbs (RB) Tony Coode (LB) Will Healy (WR) B.J. Hogan (DB)

Media Contacts

Beat Writer: John Frierson, Chattanooga Times-Free Press (423) 757-6900 Radio Network: WGOW 102.3 Play-by-Play Announcer: Jim Reynolds Color: Todd Agne Station Address: 821 Pineville Road, Chattanooga, TN 37405 Phone: 423-756-6141

Assistant Coaches (Position) Norval McKenzie (RB) Jimmy Kiser (Off. Coor./WR/TE) Mark Moehring (S) Scott Smouse (OL) Ricky Logo (DL) Bob Price (Spec.) Tim Sorrells (Asst. HC/QB) John Windham (Def. Coor./LB) Antonio Goss (CB) Rob Livingston (Def. Quality Control)

Mocs At-A-Glance

Top Returners:

Rushing: Keon Williams, So., RB Passing: B.J. Coleman, Sr., QB Receiving: Joel Bradford, Sr., WR Defense: Ryan Consiglio, Sr., LB

Paladins At-A-Glance

Head Coach: Russ Huesman (Chattanooga ’83) Record at UTC: 12-10 (2 years) Career Record: Same Record vs. GSU: 1-1 Office Phone: 423-425-4494 Best Time to Reach: Contact SID

Basic Offense: Multiple Basic Defense: Multiple 2010 Record, Conference/Finish: 6-5, 5-3/T-3rd Lettermen Returning: 44 Lettermen Lost: 16 Starters Returning: 19 (6/10/3) Series History: GSU leads 20-4

2011 Schedule 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/19

at Nebraska JACKSONVILLE STA TE at Eastern Kentucky at Appalachian State THE CITADEL at Georgia Southern WESTERN CAROLINA at Elon FURMAN at Samford WOFFORD

SID: Jay Blackman Office Phone: 423-425-5292 Cell Phone: 423-598-6953 E-Mail Address: jay-blackman@utc.edu Fax: 423-425-4610 Web Site: www.gomocs.com

2010 Results (6-5)

9/4 APPALACHIAN STATE 9/11 at Jacksonville State 9/18 EASTERN KENTUCKY 9/25 at Western Carolina 10/9 at The Citadel 10/16 GEORGIA SOUTHERN 10/23 at Furman 10/30 ELON 11/6 at Auburn 11/13 SAMFORD 11/20 at Wofford

Head Coach: Bruce Fowler (Furman, ’81) Record at FUR: 0-0 (First year) Career Record: Same Record vs. GSU: 0-0 Office Phone: 864-294-2120 Best Time to Reach: Weekday mornings

Basic Offense: Multiple Basic Defense: Multiple 2010 Record, Conference/Finish: 5-6, 3-5/6th Lettermen Returning: 45 (18/23/4) Lettermen Lost: 14 (8/6/0) Starters Returning: 16 (7/7/2) Series History: GSU leads 14-8

2011 Schedule L 41-42 L 1721 W 42-24 W 27-21 W 28-10 W 35-27 W 36-28 L 35-49 L 24-62 W 48-14 L 14-48

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9/3 9/10 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19

at Costal Carolina at The Citadel PRESBYTERIAN at Western Carolina SAMFORD at Georgia Southern WOFFORD at Chattanooga APPALACHIAN STATE ELON at Florida

Tersoo Uhaa Senior RB

Sports Information

SID: Hunter Reid Office Phone: 864-294-2061 Cell Phone: 864-567-1663 E-Mail Address: Hunter.Reid@furman.edu Fax: 864-294-3061 Web Site: furmanpaladins.com

Media Contacts

Beat Writer: Willie Smith, Greenville News, 864-298-4100 Radio Network: Furman Football Radio Network Play-by-Play Announcer: TBA Color: Gordon Higgins Station Address: Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613 Phone: 864-294-3441

Top Returners:

Rushing: Jerry Williams, Jr., RB Passing: Dakota Derrick, Jr., QB Receiving: Colin Anderson, Jr., TE Defense: Kadarron Anderson, Sr., LB

2010 Results (5-6)

9/11 COLGATE 9/18 at South Carolina 9/25 THE CITADEL 10/2 at Wofford 10/9 HOWARD 10/16 at Samford 10/23 CHATTANOOGA 10/31 at Appalachian State 11/76WESTERN CAROLINA 11/13 at Elon 11/20 GEORGIA SOUTHERN

W 45-15 L 19-38 W 34-14 L 17-38 W 56-14 W 27-10 L 28-36 L 26-37 W 31-17 L 25-30 L 28-32


PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE

APPALACHIAN STATE MOUNTAINEERS

Location: Clinton, S.C. Founded: 1880 Enrollment: 1,200 President: Dr. John V. Griffith Athletic Director: Brian Reese Nickname: Blue Hose Colors: Blue and Garnet Conference: Big South Stadium: Bailey Memorial Stadium Capacity: 6,500 Playing Surface: Grass

Harold Nichols Head Coach

Head Coach: Harold Nichols (Presbyterian College, ’90) Record at PC: 2-20 (2 years) Career Record: 2-20 (2 years) Record vs. GSU: First meeting Office Phone: 864-833-8240 Best Time to Reach: Contact SID Assistant Coaches (Position) Matt Cain (QB) David Dunagan (OLB) Tom Evangelista (DC/ILB) Andrew Ford (CB) Klay Killingsworth (DL) Brandon Server (TE) Brian Rucker (WR) Todd Varn (OC)

Blue Hose At-A-Glance

Basic Offense: Spread Basic Defense: 4-3 2010 Record, Conference/Finish: 2-9, 1-5/T-6th Lettermen Returning: 58 (28/27/3) Lettermen Lost: 30 (15/14/1) Starters Returning: 16 (6/9/1) Series History: GSU leads 2-0

9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19

Max Travis Senior OL

Justin Bethel Senior CB

Coaching Staff

2011 Schedule

Location: Boone, N.C. Founded: 1899 Enrollment: 17,222 Chancellor: Dr. Kenneth E. Peacock Athletic Director: Charlie Cobb Nickname: Mountaineers Colors: Black and Gold Conference: Southern Stadium: Kidd Brewer Stadium Capacity: 21,650 Playing Surface: FieldTurf

WOFFORD NORTH GREENVILLE at Cal at Furman at Stony Brook GARDNER-WEBB at Georgia Southern at Liberty at Coastal Carolina VMI CHARLESTON SOUTHERN

Jerry Moore Head Coach

DeAndre Presley Senior QB

Sports Information

Coaching Staff

Media Contacts

Assistant Coaches (Position) Jason Blalock (DL) Bob McClain (OL) Trey Elder (WR) Brad Glenn (QB) John Holt (TE) Dale Jones (DC/OLB) Chris Moore (RB) Mark Speir (ILB) Scot Sloan (DB) John Mark Hamilton (Def. Asst.)

SID: Simon Whitaker Office Phone: 864-833-8252 E-Mail Address: swhitaker@presby.edu Fax: 864-833-8323 Web Site: www.gobluehose.com Beat Writer: name, outlet, contact e-mail or phone Radio Network: Play-by-Play Announcer: Color: Station Address:

Head Coach: Jerry Moore (Baylor, ’61) Record at ASU: 199-79 (22 years) Career Record: 226-126-2 (29 years) Record vs. GSU: 9-10 Office Phone: N/A Best Time to Reach: Contact SID

Mountaineers At-A-Glance

Phone:

Basic Offense: Multiple Spread Basic Defense: Multiple 2009 Record, Conference/Finish: 10-3, 7-1/T-1st Lettermen Returning: 42 Lettermen Lost: 15 Starters Returning: 20 Series History: ASU leads 13-12-1

Top Returners:

Rushing: Lance Byrd, Jr., RB Passing: Ryan Singer, So., QB Receiving: Patrick McCoy, Sr., WR Defense: Brian Davis, Sr., DL

2010 Results (2-9)

9/2 at Wake Forest 9/11 at Clemson 9/18 at The Citadel 9/25 NORTH GREENVILLE 10/2 at VMI 10/16 COASTAL CAROLINA 10/23 at Gardner-Webb 10/30 LIBERTY 11/6 STONY BROOK 11/13 at Charleston Southern 11/20 DAVIDSON

Brian Quick Senior WR

Sports Information

SID: Mike Flynn Office Phone: 828-262-2845 Cell Phone: 828-964-6406 E-Mail Address: flynnmh@appstate.edu Fax: 828-262-6106 Web Site: www.goasu.com

Media Contacts

Beat Writer: Tommy Bowman, Winston-Salem Journal, tbowman@wsjournal.com Radio Network: Appalachian Sports Network Play-by-Play Announcer: David Jackson Color: Steve Brown Station Address: Box 32116, Boone, NC 28608 Phone: 828-262-2018

Top Returners:

Rushing: DeAndre Presley, Sr., QB Passing: DeAndre Presley, Sr., QB Receiving: Brian Quick, Sr., WR Defense: Justin Wray, Jr., LB

L 13-53 L 21-58 L 14-26 L 17-34 L 13-24 L 7-35 W 26-24 L 24-34 L 7-37 L 39-42 W 42-6

2011 Schedule 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19

at Virginia Tech NORTH CAROLINA A&T SAVANNAH STATE CHATTANOOGA at Wofford at The Citadel SAMFORD GEORGIA SOUTHERN at Furman WESTERN CAROLINA at Elon

2010 Results (10-3)

9/4 at Chattanooga W 42-41 9/11 JACKSONVILLE W 45-14 9/18 NC CENTRAL W 44-16 9/25 at Samford W 35-17 10/9 ELON W 34-31 10/16 THE CITADEL W 39-10 10/23 at Western Carolina W 37-14 10/30 FURMAN W 37-26 11/6 at Georgia Southern L(OT) 14-21 11/14 WOFFORD W 43-13 11/20 at Florida L 10-48

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THE CITADEL

WOFFORD TERRIERS

Location: Charleston, S.C. Founded: 1842 Enrollment: 2,139 President: Lt Gen John W. Rosa Jr. Athletic Director: Larry W. Leckonby Nickname: Bulldogs Colors: Citadel Blue and White Conference: Southern Stadium: Johnson Hagood Stadium Capacity: 21,000 Playing Surface: Grass

Kevin Higgins Head Coach

Tolu Akindele Senior LB

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Kevin Higgins (West Chester, ’77) Record at CIT: 27-40 (6 years) Career Record: 83-65-1 (14 years) Record vs. GSU: 1-5 Office Phone: 843-953-5123 Best Time to Reach: Mornings Assistant Coaches (Position) Craig Candeto (QB/B-backs) Josh Conklin (DC/Saf.) Aashon Larkins (ST Coor./LB) Nate Hogge (Rec. Coord./ WR) Denny Doornbos (asst. H.C./DL) Bob Bodine (O.C./OL) Gerald Dixon (CB) Andrew Alden (Asst. DL) J.P. Gunter (ST QC) Bill Mottola (Slot Backs)

Bulldogs At-A-Glance

Basic Offense: Triple Option Basic Defense: 4-2-5 2009 Record, Conference/Finish: 3-8, 1-7/T-8th Lettermen Returning: 40 Lettermen Lost: 21 Starters Returning: 22 Series History: GSU leads 16-4

2011 Schedule 9/ 3 9/10 924 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19

JACKSONVILLE FURMAN at Elon at Chattanooga, WOFFORD APPALACHIAN STATE at Western Carolina VMI at Georgia Southern SAMFORD at South Carolina

Location: Spartanburg, S.C. Founded: 1854 Enrollment: 1,525 President: Dr. Benjamin B. Dunlap Athletic Director: Richard Johnson Nickname: Terriers Colors: Old Gold and Black Conference: Southern Stadium: Gibbs Stadium Capacity: 13,000 Playing Surface: Grass

Terrell Dallas Senior FB

Sports Information

SID: Noelle Orr Blaney Office Phone: 843-953-5353 E-Mail Address: noelle.orr@citadel.edu Fax: 843-953-5058 Web Site: citadelsports.com

Media Contacts

Beat Writer: Jeff Hartsell, Charleston Post and Courier Radio Network: The Citadel Sports Network Play-by-Play Announcer: Darren Goldwater Color: Walt Nadzak Station Address: 60 Mark Field Drive, Suite 4, Charleston, SC 29407 Phone: 843-763-6631

Top Returners:

9/4 CHOWAN 9/11 at Arizona 9/18 PRESBYTERIAN 9/25 at Furman 10/2 WESTERN CAROLINA 10/9 CHATTANOOGA 10/16 at Appalachian State 10/23 GEORGIA SOUTHERN 10/30 at Wofford 11/6 ELON 11/20 at Samford

Eric Breitenstein Senior FB

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Mike Ayers (Georgetown (Ky.), ’74) Record at Wofford: 154-107-1 (23 years) Career Record: 155-125-2 (26 years) Record vs. GSU: 6-9 Office Phone: 864-597-4095 Best Time to Reach: 10 a.m.-noon Assistant Coaches (Position) Wade Lang (OC/QB) Nate Woody (DC) James Adams (CB) Aaron Johnson (RB) Shiel Wood (Secondary) Freddie Brown III (WR) Nathan Fuqua (OLB) ShaDon Brown (DB) Eric Nash (OL) Peter Kalinowski (TE) Jack Teachey (DL)

Terriers At-A-Glance

Rushing: Terrell Dallas, Sr., FB Passing: Matt Thompson, So., QB Receiving: Dominic Jones, R-So., WR Defense: Tolu Akindele, Sr., LB

2010 Results (3-8)

Mike Ayers Head Coach

Basic Offense: Wingbone Basic Defense: Multiple 50 2009 Record, Conference/Finish: 10-3, 7-1/T-1st Lettermen Returning: 41 (16/23/2) Lettermen Lost: 19 (12/5/1) Starters Returning: 15 Series History: GSU leads 9-6

W 56-14 L 6-52 W 26-14 L 14-31 L 13-24 L 10-28 L 10-39 L 0-20 L 0-35 L 16-27 W 13-12

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2011 Schedule

9/3 9/10 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19

at Presbyterian at Clemson SAMFORD APPALACHIAN STATE at The Citadel VIRGINIA-WISE at Furman ELON at Western Carolina GEORGIA SOUTHERN at Chattanooga

Ameet Pall Senior DL

Sports Information

SID: Brent Williamson Office Phone: 864-597-4093 E-Mail Address: williamsondb@wofford.edu Fax: 864-597-4129 Web Site: woffordterriers.com

Media Contacts

Beat Writer: Todd Shanesy, Spartanburg Herald-Journal, 864-582-4511 x7273 Radio Network: ESPN 1400 AM Play-by-Play Announcer: Mark Hauser Color: Thom Henson Sideline: Collins McGraw Station Address: 340 Garner Road Spartanburg, SC 29303 Phone: 864-573-1400

Top Returners:

Rushing: Eric Breitenstein, Sr. FB Passing: Mitch Allen, Sr., QB Receiving: Brenton Bersin, Sr. WR Defense: Ameet Pall, Sr., DL

2010 Results (10-3)

9/4 at Ohio 9/11 at Charleston Southern 9/18 UNION (KY.) 10/2 FURMAN 10/9 at Georgia Southern 10/16 WESTERN CAROLINA 10/23 at Elon 10/30 THE CITADEL 11/6 at Samford 11/13 at Appalachian State 11/20 CHATTANOOGA 12/4 at Jacksonville State 12/11 GEORGIA SOUTHERN

L 10-33 W 34-23 W 48-10 W 38-17 W 33-31 W 45-14 W 28-21 W 35-0 W 10-3 L 13-43 W 45-14 W 17-14 L 20-23


ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Founded: 1831 Enrollment: 30,232 President: Dr. Robert E. Witt Athletic Director: Mal Moore Nickname: Crimson Tide Colors: Crimson and White Conference: SEC West Stadium: Bryant-Denny Stadium Capacity: 101,821 Playing Surface: Grass

Nick Saban Head Coach

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Nick Saban (Kent State, ’73) Record at Alabama: 38-11 (4 years) Career Record: 129-53-1 (15 years) Record vs. GSU: First meeting Office Phone: 205-348-3602 Best Time to Reach: Contact Media Relations Assistant Coaches (Position) Burton Burns (Assoc. HC/RB) Mike Groh (WR) Jim McElwain (OC/QB) Jeremy Pruitt (Secondary) Chris Rumph (DL) Kirby Smart (DC/LB) Jeff Stoutland (OL) Sal Sunseri (Asst. HC/LB) Bobby Williams (TE/Special Teams Coord.)

Crimson Tide At-A-Glance

Basic Offense: Pro Basic Defense: 3-4 2009 Record, Conference/Finish: 10-3, 5-3/4th Lettermen Returning: 53 (23/26/4) Lettermen Lost: 13 (8/5/0) Starters Returning: 18 Series History: First meeting

2011 Schedule

9/3 9/10 9/17 09/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 11/05 11/12 11/19 11/26

Barrett Jones Junior OL

Dont'a Hightower Junior LB

KENT STATE at Penn State NORTH TEXAS ARKANSAS at Florida VANDERBILT at Ole Miss TENNESSEE LSU at Mississippi State GEORGIA SOUTHERN at Auburn

Sports Information

SID: Jeff Purinton Office Phone: 205-348-6084 E-Mail Address: jpurinton@ia.au.edu Fax: 205-348-8841 Web Site: rolltide.com

Media Contacts

Beat Writers: Chase Goodbread, Tuscaloosa News; Chase. goodbread@tuscaloosanews.com; Izzy Gould, Birmingham News, izzygould@gmail.com Radio Network: Crimson Tide Sports Network Director of Broadcasting: Tom Roberts Play-by-Play Announcer: Eli Gold Color: Phil Savage; Sideline: Barry Krauss Station Mailing Address: Bryant Denny Stadium, Box 870339, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487 Phone: 205-348-9610

The 2010 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) season and 2011 championship marked the first to feature the newly expanded bracket of 20 teams in the playoff and a new location in Frisco, Texas. The championship game returned to its roots in the Lone Star state, as the city of Wichita Falls, Texas, was the site of the inaugual FCS title game in 1978. Located 25 miles north of downtown Dallas, Pizza Hut Park was selected as the home for the FCS national championship game for three seasons beginning in 2010. The stadium houses Major League Soccer's FC Dallas and the complex can accomodate crowds for concerts, sporting events and recreational activities. Frisco, Texas, Pizza Hut Park and the Southland Conference serve as the hosts for the championship games concluding the upcoming 2011 and 2012 seasons. Dates for playoff games and the championship game will be announced by the NCAA during the summer months. National seeds and game sites for the FCS playoffs are revealed on a national selection show at the end of the regular season. The Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) includes the conferences SUPPLEMENT NO. 11B and institutions that compete in the NCAA Division I Football Championship, DI Football Championship Comm. - 2/10 in addition to two conferences who choose not to participate in the football championship, the Ivy League and the Southwestern Athletic Conference. The FCS embodies a tradition of excellence through high level competition, student-athlete character and sportsmanship throughout the regular season and the championship experience. For more information on the NCAA Division I Football Championship, log on to NCAA.com/football. First Round

Second Round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Pizza Hut Park - Frisco, Texas

#1 Seed

Top Returners:

Rushing: Trent Richardson, Jr. RB Passing: AJ McCarron, So., QB Receiving: Marquis Maze, Sr. WR Defense: Mark Barron, Sr., DB

2010 Results (10-3) 9/4 SAN JOSE STATE 9/11 PENN STATE 9/18 at Duke 9/25 at Arkansas 10/2 FLORIDA 10/9 at South Carolina 10/16 MISSISSIPPI 10/23 at Tennessee 11/6 at LSU 11/13 MISSISSIPPI STATE 11/18 GEORGIA STATE 11/26 AUBURN 1/1 Capital One Bowl vs. Michigan State

W 48-3 W 24-3 W 62-13 W 24-20 W 31-6 L 21-35 W 23-10 W 41-10 L 21-24 W 30-10 W 63-7 L 27-28 W 49-7

#5 Seed

#4 Seed

#3 Seed NATIONAL CHAMPION

#2 Seed

*Denotes host institution. ESPN Gameplan QF telecasts will also be syndicated on numerous Refer to www.NCAA.com/broadcast for more information.

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SERIES RESULTS vs. 2011 OPPONENTS

Chattanooga / Georgia Southern leads 20-4 • H: 11-1; A: 9-3; N: 0-0

Samford / Series tied 3-3 • H: 2-2; A: 1-1; N: 0-0

- GSU 19-14 (Sept. 28, 1985 at Chamberlain Field, Chattanooga, Tenn. - 8,892)

- GSU 49-21 (Nov. 12, 1988 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 20,340)

- GSU 34-14 (Sept. 27, 1986 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 15,234)

- GSU 52-7 (Oct. 28, 1989 at Seibert Stadium, Birmingham, Ala. - 6,042) - GSU 31-24 (Nov. 17, 1990 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 18,271) - SAM 27-17 (Nov. 8, 2008 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 17,436) - SAM 31-10 (Nov. 7, 2009 at Seibert Stadium, Birmingham, Ala. - 7,730)

- GSU 24-17 (Oct. 13, 1984 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 9,087)

- GSU 13-3 (Sept. 17, 1988 at Chamberlain Field, Chattanooga, Tenn. - 8,747)

- GSU 34-13 (Nov. 11, 1989 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 24,078) - GSU 23-20 (Nov. 10, 1990 at Chamberlain Field, Chattanooga, Tenn. - 5,710)

- GSU 45-0 (Sept. 25, 1993 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 13,771)

- SAM 20-13 (Oct. 30, 2010 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 15,341)

- GSU 56-20 (Sept. 24, 1994 at Chamberlain Field, Chattanooga, Tenn. - 7,324)

Tusculum / First Meeting

- UTC 23-21 (Sept. 28, 1996 at Chamberlain Field, Chattanooga, Tenn. - 6,324)

Western Carolina /Georgia Southern leads 19-2 • H: 10-0; A: 9-2; N: 0-0

- GSU 42-25 (Sept. 26, 1998 at Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, Tenn. - 6,574)

- WCU 14-7 (1941 at Cullowhee, N.C.) - GSU 37-16 (Oct. 24, 1987 at Whitmire Stadium, Cullowhee, N.C. - 13,460) - GSU 44-6 (Oct. 12, 1991 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 19,190) - GSU 19-18 (Oct. 9, 1993 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 14,133) - WCU 35-31 (Oct. 8, 1994 at Whitmire Stadium, Cullowhee, N.C. - 10,212) - GSU 42-0 (Oct. 7, 1995 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 11,430) - GSU 38-28 (Oct. 12, 1996 at Whitmire Stadium, Cullowhee, N.C. - 7,678) - GSU 30-7 (Oct. 11, 1997 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 11,368) - GSU 28-21 (Oct. 10, 1998 at Whitmire Stadium, Cullowhee, N.C. - 9,671) - GSU 70-7 (Oct. 9, 1999 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 16,406) - GSU 42-24 (Oct. 7, 2000 at Whitmire Stadium, Cullowhee, N.C. - 7,114) - GSU 50-14 (Oct. 6, 2001 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 17,804) - GSU 41-24 (Oct. 12, 2002 at Whitmire Stadium, Cullowhee, N.C. - 7,749) - GSU 31-25 (Oct. 11, 2003 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 15,708)

- GSU 35-9 (Sept. 23, 1995 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 13,508) - GSU 37-10 (Sept. 27, 1997 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 10,128) - GSU 49-10 (Sept. 25, 1999 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 14,746) - GSU 31-10 (Sept. 23, 2000 at Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, Tenn. - 15,072) - GSU 70-7 (Sept. 22, 2001 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 14,656) - GSU 38-10 (Sept. 28, 2002 at Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, Tenn. - 8,566) - GSU 34-3 (Sept. 27, 2003 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 18,623) - GSU 51-17 (Sept. 25, 2004 at Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, Tenn. - 6,160) - GSU 48-10 (Sept. 24, 2005 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 15,330) - UTC 27-26 (Sept. 23, 2006 at Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, Tenn. - 8,228) - UTC 45-38 OT (Sept. 22, 2007 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 18,785) - GSU 52-28 (Oct. 4, 2008 at Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, Tenn. - 5,616) - GSU 30-20 (Oct. 17, 2009 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 17,357) - UTC 35-27 (Oct. 16, 2010 at Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, Tenn. - 17,414)

Furman / Georgia Southern leads 14-8 • H: 7-3; A: 6-4; N: 1-1

- GSU 38-16 (Oct. 9, 2004 at Whitmire Stadium, Cullowhee, N.C. - 10,970)

- #GSU 44-42 (Dec. 21, 1985 at Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA - 5,306)

- GSU 45-7 (Oct. 8, 2005 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 14,156)

- #FUR 17-12 (Dec. 17, 1988 at Holt Minidome, Pocatello, Idaho - 9,714)

- GSU 24-14 (Sept. 30, 2006 at Whitmire Stadium, Cullowhee, N.C. - 10,483)

- GSU 21-0 (Sept. 26, 1992 at Paladin Stadium, Greenville, S.C. - 14,879)

- GSU 50-21 (Sept. 29, 2007 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 15,486)

- GSU 31-19 (Nov. 6, 1993 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 17,984)

- GSU 38-31 OT (Oct. 25, 2008 at Whitmire Stadium, Cullowhee, N.C. - 8,327)

- GSU 31-26 (Nov. 5, 1994 at Paladin Stadium, Greenville, S.C. - 12,161)

- GSU 27-3 (Sept. 19, 2009 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 17,633)

- GSU 27-20 (Nov. 4, 1995 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 15,305)

- GSU 28-6 (Nov. 13, 2010 at Whitmire Stadium, Cullowhee, N.C. - 6,244)

- FUR 21-14 (Nov. 9, 1996 at Paladin Stadium, Greenville, S.C. - 11,616) - GSU 30-13 (Nov. 8, 1997 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 18,269)

Elon / Georgia Southern leads 8-3 • H: 5-1; A: 3-2; N: 0-0

- GSU 45-17 (Nov. 7, 1998 at Paladin Stadium, Greenville, S.C. - 10,201)

- GSU 31-17 (Sept. 5, 1998 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 13,233)

- FUR 45-10 (Nov. 4, 2000 at Paladin Stadium, Greenville, S.C. - 15,127)

- GSU 32-9 (Nov. 11, 2000 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 14,084)

- GSU 20-10 (Nov. 3, 2001 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 21,593)

- GSU 27-21 (Nov. 10, 2001 at Rhodes Stadium, Elon, N.C. - 10,632)

-$FUR 24-17 (Dec. 15, 2001 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 11,827)

- GSU 37-13 (Nov. 15, 2003 at Rhodes Stadium, Elon, N.C. - 2,834)

- GSU 42-21 (Nov. 9, 2002 at Paladin Stadium, Greenville, S.C. - 15,794)

- GSU 48-14 (Oct. 2, 2004 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 12,821)

- GSU 29-24 (Nov. 8, 2003 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 14,562)

- GSU 49-7 (Oct. 1, 2005 at Rhodes Stadium, Elon, N.C. - 9,875)

- FUR 29-22 (Nov. 6, 2004 at Paladin Stadium, Greenville, S.C. - 17,145)

- GSU 28-21 (Oct. 14, 2006 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 14,825)

- GSU 27-24 (Nov. 5, 2005 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 19,808)

- ELON 36-33 2OT (Oct. 13, 2007 at Rhodes Stadium, Elon, N.C.- 5,429)

- FUR 13-10 (Nov. 11, 2006 at Paladin Stadium, Greenville, S.C. - 13,287)

- ELON 22-20 (Sept. 20, 2008 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 17,049)

- FUR 24-22 (Nov. 10, 2007 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 23,373)

- ELON 28-14 (Sept. 26, 2009 at Rhodes Stadium, Elon, N.C. - 10,189)

- GSU 17-10 (Nov. 15, 2008 at Paladin Stadium, Greenville, S.C. - 10,496)

- GSU 38-21 (Sept. 25, 2010 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 18,302)

- FUR 30-22 (Nov. 14, 2009 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 17,922)

- GSU 41-38 (Nov. 6, 1999 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 18,636)

- GSU 32-28 (Nov. 20, 2010 at Paladin Stadium, Greenville, S.C. - 11,781)

#NCAA I-FCS National Championship Game; $NCAA I-FCS Semifinal Playoff Game

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Presbyterian College / GSU leads 2-0 • H: 0-0; A: 1-0; N: 1-0 - GSU 35-21 (Sept. 17, 1983 at Memorial Stadium, Savannah, Ga. - 7,813) - GSU 41-6 (Sept. 8, 1984 at Bailey Memorial Stadium, Clinton, S.C. - 2,464)

Appalachian State / ASU leads 13-12-1 • H: 8-4; A: 4-9-1; N: 0-0

- CIT 24-21 (Oct. 28, 2006 at Hagood Stadium, Charleston, S.C. - 12,129) - GSU 21-17 (Oct. 27, 2007 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 18,506) - GSU 44-41 3OT (Nov. 1, 2008 at Hagood Stadium, Charleston, S.C. - 11,190) - GSU 13-6 (Nov. 21, 2009 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 12,611) - GSU 20-0 (Oct. 23, 2010 at Hagood Stadium, Charleston, S.C. - 10,385) ♦NCAA I-FCS Round of 16 Playoff game

- GSU 33-0 (Nov. 25, 1932 at Statesboro, Ga.) - GSU 22-13 (Oct. 25, 1934 at Boone, N.C.)

Wofford / Georgia Southern leads 10-7 • H: 3-5; A: 7-2; N: 0-0

- ASU 7-6 (Nov. 15, 1934 at Statesboro, Ga.)

- WOF 28-7 (Nov. 6, 1982 at Womack Field, Statesboro - 5,127)

- tie 0-0 (Nov. 9, 1935 at Boone, N.C.)

- GSU 27-16 (Nov. 5, 1983 at Snyder Field, Spartanburg, S.C. - 5,894)

- ASU 27-0 (Oct. 24, 1936 at Boone, N.C.)

- GSU 22-7 (Sept. 20, 1997 at Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg, S.C. - 7,236)

- ASU 59-0 (Nov. 17, 1939 at Boone, N.C.) -*ASU 19-0 (Dec. 5, 1987 at Conrad Stadium, Boone, N.C. - 9,229) - GSU 34-28 (Oct. 16, 1993 at Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, N.C. - 10,939)

- GSU 34-31 (Oct. 15, 1994 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 12,552) - ASU 27-17 (Oct. 14, 1995 at Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, N.C. - 8,797) - ASU 35-28 (Oct. 19, 1996 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 11,074) - ASU 24-12 (Oct. 18, 1997 at Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, N.C. - 13,887)

- GSU 37-24 (Oct. 17, 1998 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 20,353) - ASU 17-16 (Oct. 16, 1999 at Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, N.C. - 19,891)

- GSU 34-28 (Oct. 14, 2000 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 21,899) - GSU 27-18 (Oct. 13, 2001 at Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, N.C. - 15,331)

-*GSU 38-24 (Dec. 8, 2001 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 9,352) - GSU 36-20 (Oct. 19, 2002 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 15,146) - ASU 28-21 (Oct. 18, 2003 at Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, N.C. - 13,879)

- GSU 54-7 (Oct. 16, 2004 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 22,421) - ASU 24-7 (Oct. 15, 2005 at Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, N.C. - 21,486) - ASU 27-20 2OT (Oct. 21, 2006 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 19,438) - GSU 38-35 (Oct. 20, 2007 at Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, N.C. - 28,202)

- GSU 45-10 (Sept. 19, 1998 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 8,649) - GSU 55-14 (Sept. 11, 1999 at Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg, S.C. - 8,048) - GSU 24-17 (Sept. 16, 2000 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 14,055) - GSU 48-10 (Nov. 24, 2001 at Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg, S.C. - 6,685) - WOF 14-7 (Sept. 21, 2002 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 15,564) - WOF 20-14 (Sept. 20, 2003 at Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg, S.C. - 9,648) - GSU 58-14 (Sept. 18, 2004 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 17,170) - WOF 21-17 (Sept. 17, 2005 at Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg, S.C. - 7,362) - WOF 28-10 (Nov. 4, 2006 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 12,486) - GSU 38-35 (Nov. 3, 2007 at Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg, S.C. - 12,124) - WOF 38-37 OT (Sept. 27, 2008 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 17,958) - GSU 26-21 (Oct. 3, 2009 at Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg, S.C. - 8,490) - WOF 33-31 (Oct. 9, 2009 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 21,403) -*GSU 23-20 (Dec. 11, 2010 at Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg, S.C. - 11,823)

*NCAA I-FCS Quarterfinal Playoff Game

Alabama / First Meeting

- ASU 37-36 (Oct. 18, 2008 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 20,851) - ASU 52-16 (Oct. 24, 2009 at Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, N.C. - 26,215) - GSU 21-14 OT (Nov. 6, 2010 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 20,073) *NCAA I-FCS Quarterfinal Playoff Games

The Citadel / Georgia Southern leads 16-4 • H: 10-1; A: 6-3; N: 0-0 -♦GSU 38-20 (Nov. 26, 1988 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 11,011) -♦GSU 31-0 (Nov. 24, 1990 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 11,881) - GSU 16-6 (Sept. 11, 1993 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 12,921) - CIT 17-15 (Nov. 19, 1994 at Hagood Stadium, Charleston, S.C. - 18,559) - GSU 27-0 (Oct. 21, 1995 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 14,201) - CIT 35-20 (Oct. 26, 1996 at Hagood Stadium, Charleston, S.C. - 9,427) - GSU 49-7 (Oct. 25, 1997 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 14,731) - GSU 51-34 (Oct. 24, 1998 at Hagood Stadium, Charleston, S.C. - 14,222) - GSU 34-17 (Oct. 23, 1999 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 18,536) - GSU 27-10 (Oct. 21, 2000 at Hagood Stadium, Charleston, S.C. - 12,391) - GSU 14-6 (Oct. 20, 2001 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 18,637) - GSU 28-24 (Oct. 26, 2002 at Hagood Stadium, Charleston, S.C. - 16,427) - CIT 28-24 (Oct. 25, 2003 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 15,988) - GSU 42-7 (Oct. 23, 2004 at Hagood Stadium, Charleston, S.C. - 12,472) - GSU 49-14 (Oct. 22, 2005 at Paulson Stadium, Statesboro - 17,292)

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NCAA FCS PLAYOFF INFORMATION Championship January 6 or 7, 2012 Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, Texas Hosts Southland Conference City of Frisco, Texas Hunt Sports Group

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Semifinals December 16-17, 2011 at home sites

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Quarterfinals December 9-10, 2011 at home sites

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Second Round December 3, 2011 at home sites

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First Round November 26, 2010 at home sites

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Beginning in 2010, the FCS playoff field expanded to 20 teams with 10 conferences receiving automatic bids.

PAST CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES AND RESULTS

2009 – Eastern Washington 20, Delaware 19 Frisco, Texas 2009 – Villanova 23, Montana 21 Chattanooga, Tenn. 2008 – Richmond 24, Montana 7 Chattanooga, Tenn. 2007– Appalachian State 49, Delaware 21 Chattanooga, Tenn. 2006 – Appalachian State 28, Massachusetts 17 Chattanooga, Tenn. 2005 – Appalachian State 21, Northern Iowa 16 Chattanooga, Tenn. 2004 – James Madison 31, Montana 21 Chattanooga, Tenn. 2003 – Delaware 40, Colgate 0 Chattanooga, Tenn. 2002 – Western Kentucky 34, McNeese State 14 Chattanooga, Tenn. 2001 – Montana 13, Furman 6 Chattanooga, Tenn. 2000 – Georgia Southern 27, Montana 25 Chattanooga, Tenn. 1999 – Georgia Southern 59, Youngstown St. 24 Chattanooga, Tenn. 1998 – Massachusetts 55, Georgia Southern 43 Chattanooga, Tenn. 1997 – Youngstown State 10, McNeese State 9 Chattanooga, Tenn. 1996 – Marshall 49, Montana 29 Huntington, W.Va. Huntington, W.Va. 1995 – Montana 22, Marshall 20 1994 – Youngstown State 28, Boise State 14 Huntington, W.Va. 1993 – Youngstown 17, Marshall 5 Huntington, W.Va. 1992 – Marshall 31, Youngstown State 28 Huntington, W.Va. 1991 – Youngstown State 25, Marshall 17 Statesboro, Ga. 1990 – Georgia Southern 36, Nevada 13 Statesboro, Ga. 1989 – Georgia Southern 37, Stephen F. Austin 34 Statesboro, Ga. 1988 – Furman 17, Georgia Southern 12 Pocatello, Idaho 1987 – Northeast Louisiana 43, Marshall 42 Pocatello, Idaho 1986 – Georgia Southern 48, Arkansas State 21 Tacoma, Wash. Tacoma, Wash. 1985 – Georgia Southern 44, Furman 42 1984 – Montana State 19, Louisiana Tech 6 Charleston, S.C. 1983 – Southern Illinois 43, Western Carolina 7 Charleston, S.C. 1982 – Eastern Kentucky 17, Delaware 14 Wichita Falls, Texas 1981 – Idaho State 34, Eastern Kentucky 23 Wichita Falls, Texas Sacramento, Calif. 1980 – Boise State 31, Eastern Kentucky 29 1979 – Eastern Kentucky 30, Lehigh 7 Orlando, Fla. 1978 – Florida A&M 35, Massachusetts 28 Wichita Falls, Texas

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FCS PLAYOFF PARTICIPANTS Team (Appearances - Last) Record

Team (Appearances - Last) Record

Akron (1 - 1985) 0-1 Alcorn State (3 - 1994) 0-3 Appalachian State (18 - 2010) 24-15 Arkansas State (4 - 1987) 6-4 Bethune-Cookman (3 - 2010) 0-3 Boise State (5 - 1994) 8-4 Boston Univ. (5 - 1994) 2-5 Cal Poly (2 - 2008) 1-2 Central Florida (2 - 1993) 22 Chattanooga (1 - 1984) 0-1 The Citadel (3 - 1992) 1-3 Coastal Carolina (2 - 2010) 0-2 Colgate (8 - 2008) 4-8 Connecticut (1 - 1998) 1-1 Delaware (15 - 2010) 22-14 Delaware State (1 - 2007) 0-1 East Tennessee State (1 - 1996) 1-1 Eastern Illinois (13 - 2009) 3-13 Eastern Kentucky (19 - 2008) 16-17 Eastern Washington (8 - 2010) 9-7 Elon (1 - 2009) 0-1 Florida A&M (7 - 2001) 5-6 Florida Atlantic (1 - 2003) 2-1 Fordham (2 - 2007) 1-2 Furman (15 - 2006) 17-14 Georgia Southern (17 - 2010) 41-11 Grambling (3 - 1989) 0-3 Hampton (5 - 2006) 0-5 Hofstra (5 - 2001) 2-5 Holy Cross (2 - 2009) 0-2 Howard (1 - 1993) 0-1 Idaho (11 - 1995) 6-11 Idaho State (2 - 1983) 3-1 Illinois State (3 - 2006) 3-3 Indiana State (2 - 1984) 1-2 Jackson State (12 - 1997) 0-12 Jacksonville State (3- 2010) 0-3 James Madison (9 - 2008) 8-8 Lafayette (3 - 2006) 0-3 Lehigh (8 - 2010) 5-8 Louisiana Tech (2 - 1984) 4-2 Maine (5 - 2002) 2-5 Marshall (8 - 1996) 23-6

Massachusetts (8 - 2007) 10-7 McNeese State (14 - 2009) 11-14 Middle Tennessee State (7 - 1994) 6-7 Mississippi Valley State (1 - 1984) 0-1 Missouri State (2 - 1990) 1-2 Montana (20 - 2009) 30-18 Montana State (5 - 2010) 4-4 Murray State (5 - 2002) 1-5 Nevada (7 - 1991) 9-7 New Hampshire (9 - 2010) 6-9 Nicholls State (3 - 2005) 1-3 North Carolina A&T (4 - 2003) 1-4 2-1 North Dakota State (1-2010) North Texas (4 - 1994) 0-4 Northeast Louisiana (4 - 1993) 5-3 Northeastern (1 - 2002) 0-1 Northern Arizona (4 - 2003) 1-4 Northern Iowa (15 - 2010) 18-15 Northwestern State (6 - 2004) 3-6 Portland State (1 - 2000) 0-1 Rhode Island (3 - 1985) 2-3 Richmond (8 - 2009) 10-7 0-1 Robert Morris (1-2010) Samford (2 - 1992) 2-2 Sam Houston State (4 - 2004) 3-4 South Carolina State (5 - 2010) 2-5 South Dakota State (1-2009) 0-1 Southeast Missouri St. (1-2010) 0-1 Southern Illinois (8 - 2008) 8-7 Stephen F. Austin (5 - 2010) 6-5 Tennessee-Martin (1 - 2006) 0-1 Tennessee State (5 - 1999) 2-5 Texas State (2 - 2008) 2-2 Troy State (7 - 2000) 5-7 Villanova (9 - 2010) 10-8 Weber State (4 - 2009) 2-4 Western Carolina (1 - 1983) 3-1 Western Illinois (9 - 2010) 6-9 Western Kentucky (8 - 2004) 8-7 William & Mary (9 - 2010) 6-9 Wofford (4 - 2010) 4-4 Youngstown State (11 - 2006) 25-7

MOST APPEARANCES IN DIVISION I-FCS PLAYOFFS School (Appearances-Last).....................................Record Montana (20 – 2009).....................................................30-18 Eastern Kentucky (19 – 2008).......................................16-17 Appalachian State (18 – 2010)......................................24-15 Georgia Southern (17 – 2010)................................ 41-11 Furman (15 – 2006).......................................................17-14 Delaware (15 – 2010)....................................................22-14 Northern Iowa (15 – 2010)............................................18-14 McNeese State (14 – 2009).......................................... 11-14 Eastern Illinois (13 – 2009)..............................................3-13 Jackson State (12 – 1997)..............................................0-12 Youngstown State (11 – 2006)........................................25-7


SOCON PLAYOFF HISTORY

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Teams Georgia Southern 52, Florida A&M Delaware 16, Georgia Southern 7 Georgia Southern 49, Colgate 28 Northwestern State 31, Appalachian State 20 Georgia Southern 52, Connecticut 30 Georgia Southern 42, Western Illinois 14 Massachusetts 55, Georgia Southern 43 Florida A&M 44, Appalachian State 29 Massachusetts 30, Furman 23 (OT) Georgia Southern 72, Northern Arizona 29 Georgia Southern 38, Massachusetts 21 Georgia Southern 28, Illinois State 17 Georgia Southern 59, Youngstown State 24 Appalachian State 33, Troy State Hofstra 31, Furman 24 Georgia Southern 42, McNeese State 17 Appalachian State 17, Western Kentucky 14 Georgia Southern 48, Hofstra 20 Montana 19, Appalachian State 16 (OT) Georgia Southern 27, Delaware 18 Georgia Southern 27, Montana 25 Appalachian State 40, William & Mary 27 Furman 24, Western Kentucky 20 Georgia Southern 60, Florida A&M 35 Furman 34, Lehigh 17 Georgia Southern 38, Appalachian State 24 Furman 24, Georgia Southern 17 Montana 13, Furman 6 Villanova 45, Furman 38 Maine 14, Appalachian State 13 Georgia Southern 34, Bethune-Cookman 0 Georgia Southern 31, Maine 7 Western Kentucky 31, Georgia Southern 28 Wofford 31, North Carolina A&T 19 Wofford 34, Western Kentucky 17 Delaware 24, Wofford 9 New Hampshire 27, Georgia Southern 23 Furman 49, Jacksonville State 7 James Madison 14, Furman 13 Texas State 50, Georgia Southern 35 Appalachian State 34, Lafayette 23 Furman 14, Nicholls State 12 Appalachian State 38, Southern Illinois 24 Furman 24, Richmond 20 Appalachian State 29, Furman 23 Appalachian State 21, Northern Iowa 16 Appalachian State 45, Coastal Carolina 28 Montana State 31, Furman 7 Appalachian State 38, Montana State 17 Appalachian State 49, Youngstown State 24 Appalachian State 28, Massachusetts 17 Appalachian State 28, James Madison 27 Wofford 23, Montana 22 Appalachian State 38, Eastern Washington 35 Richmond 21, Wofford 10 Appalachian State 55, Richmond 35 Appalachian State 49, Delaware 21 Appalachian State 37, South Carolina State 21 James Madison 38, Wofford 35 Richmond 33, Appalachian State 13 Appalachian State 20, South Carolina State 13 Richmond 16, Elon 13 Appalachian State 35, Richmond 31 Montana 24, Appalachian State 17 Georgia Southern 41, South Carolina State 16 Appalachian State 42, Western Illinois 14 Wofford 17, Jacksonville State 14 Georgia Southern 31, William & Mary 15 Villanova 42, Appalachian State 24 Georgia Southern 23, Wofford 20 Delaware 27, Georgia Southern 10

Year Teams Site Greenville, S.C. 1982 South Carolina State 17, Furman 0 1983 Western Carolina 24, Colgate 23 Cullowhee, N.C. Western Carolina 28, Holy Cross 21 Worchester, Mass. Furman 35, Boston University 16 Greenville, S.C. Western Carolina 14, Furman 7 Greenville, S.C. Southern Illinois 43, Western Carolina 7 Charleston, S.C. Jonesboro, Ark. 1984 Arkansas State 37, UT Chattanooga 10 1985 Furman 59, Rhode Island 15 Greenville, S.C. Furman 35, Nevada 12 Greenville, S.C. Georgia Southern 44, Furman 42 Tacoma, Wash. 1986 Eastern Kentucky 23, Furman 10 Greenville, S.C. Nicholls State 28, Appalachian State 26 Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. 1987 Appalachian State 20, Richmond 3 Marshall 41, James Madison 12 Huntington, W.Va. Appalachian State 19, Georgia Southern 0 Boone, N.C. Marshall 51, Weber State 23 Huntington, W.Va. Marshall 24, Appalachian State 10 Boone, N.C. Northeast Louisiana 43, Marshall 42 Pocatello, Idaho 1988 Furman 21, Delaware 7 Greenville, S.C. Marshall 7, North Texas State 0 Huntington, W.Va. Georgia Southern 38, The Citadel 20 Statesboro, Ga. Furman 13, Marshall 9 Huntington, W.Va. Furman 38, Idaho 7 Greenville, S.C. Furman 17, Georgia Southern 12 Pocatello, Idaho 1989 Middle Tennessee State 24, Appalachian State 21 Murfreesboro, Tenn. Furman 24, William & Mary 10 Greenville, S.C. Furman 42, Youngstown State 23 Greenville, S.C. Stephen F. Austin 21, Furman 19 Greenville, S.C. Statesboro, Ga. 1990 Georgia Southern 31, The Citadel 0 Furman 45, Eastern Kentucky 17 Richmond, Ky. Nevada 42, Furman 35 (3ot) Reno, Nev. Huntington, W.Va. 1991 Marshall 20, Western Illinois 17 (ot) Eastern Kentucky 14, Appalachian State 3 Richmond, Ky. Marshall 41, Northern Iowa 13 Huntington, W.Va. Marshall 14, Eastern Kentucky 7 Huntington, W.Va. Youngstown State 25, Marshall 17 Statesboro, Ga. Huntington, W.Va. 1992 Marshall 44, Eastern Kentucky 0 Middle Tennessee State 35, Appalachian State 10 Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Citadel 44, North Carolina A&T 0 Charleston, S.C. Marshall 35, Middle Tennessee State 21 Huntington, W.Va. Youngstown State 41, The Citadel 17 Charleston, S.C. Marshall 28, Delaware 7 Huntington, W.Va. Marshall 31, Youngstown State 28 Huntington, W.Va. 1993 Georgia Southern 14, Eastern Kentucky 12 Statesboro, Ga. Marshall 28, Howard 14 Huntington, W.Va. Youngstown State 34, Georgia Southern 14 Youngstown, Ohio Marshall 34, Delaware 31 Huntington, W.Va. Marshall 24, Troy State 21 Huntington, W.Va. Youngstown State 17, Marshall 5 Huntington, W.Va. Durham, N.H. 1994 Appalachian State 17, New Hampshire 10 Marshall 49, Middle Tennessee State 14 Huntington, W.Va. Boise State 17, Appalachian State 14 Boise, Idaho Marshall 28, James Madison 21 Huntington, W.Va. Boise State 28, Marshall 24 Boise, Idaho Boone, N.C. 1995 Appalachian State 31, James Madison 24 Georgia Southern 24, Troy State 21 Troy, Ala. Marshall 38, Jackson State 8 Huntington, W.Va. Stephen F. Austin 27, Appalachian State 17 Boone, N.C. Montana 45, Georgia Southern 0 Missoula, Mont. Marshall 41, Northern Iowa 24 Huntington, W.Va. Marshall 25, McNeese State 13 Lake Charles, La. Montana 22, Marshall 20 Huntington, W.Va. Flagstaff, Ariz. 1996 Furman 42, Northern Arizona 31 Marshall 59, Delaware 14 Huntington, W.Va. East Tennessee State 35, Villanova 29 Johnson City, Tenn. Marshall 54, Furman 0 Huntington, W.Va. Montana 44, East Tennessee State 14 Missoula, Mont. Marshall 31, Northern Iowa 14 Huntington, W.Va. Marshall 49, Montana 28 Huntington, W.Va. NOTE: Georgia Southern competed as an FCS independent prior to joining the Southern Conference in 1993.

Site Statesboro, Ga. Newark, Del. Statesboro, Ga. Natchitoches, La. Statesboro, Ga. Statesboro, Ga. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Statesboro, Ga. Statesboro, Ga. Statesboro, Ga. Chattanooga, Tenn. Troy, Ala. Greenville, S.C. Statesboro, Ga. Boone, N.C. Statesboro, Ga. Missoula, Mont. Newark, Del. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Statesboro, Ga. Greenville, S.C. Statesboro, Ga. Statesboro, Ga. Chattanooga, Tenn. Philadelphia, Pa. Boone, N.C. Statesboro, Ga. Statesboro, Ga. Statesboro, Ga. Spartanburg, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Newark, Del. Statesboro, Ga. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. San Marcos, Texas Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Bozeman, Mont. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Missoula, Mont. Boone, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Boone, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boone, N.C. Harrisonburg, Va. Boone, N.C. Boone, N.C. Richmond, Va. Richmond, Va. Missoula, Mont. Statesboro, Ga. Boone, N.C. Jacksonville, Ala. Williamsburg, Va. Boone, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Newark, Del.

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SOCON CHAMPIONSHIP PROFILE

Championships Shared By Former League Members (4)

Southern Conference Championships Won Outright By Current League Members (24)

Maryland and VMI (1951) East Carolina and William & Mary (1966) Davidson and Richmond (1969) Marshall and Furman (1988)

Appalachian State 8 (1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009) Furman 7 (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1990) Georgia Southern 5 (1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002) Chattanooga 2 (1979, 1984) The Citadel 2 (1961, 1992) Wofford 1 (2003) Championships Shared By Current League Members (7) Chattanooga and VMI (1977) Furman and Chattanooga (1978) Furman and Marshall (1988) Georgia Southern, Furman and Appalachian State (1999) Georgia Southern and Furman (2001) Georgia Southern and Furman (2004) Appalachian State and Wofford (2007, 2010) Championships Won Outright By Former League Members (42) Clemson 2 (1940, 1948) Duke 10 (1933, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1952) East Carolina 3 (1972, 1973, 1976) Marshall 2 (1994, 1996) Maryland 1 (1937) North Carolina 2 (1946, 1949) Richmond 3 (1968, 1971, 1975) VMI 5 (1957, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1974) Virginia Tech 1 (1963) Washington & Lee 2 (1934, 1950) West Virginia 8 (1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1964, 1965, 1967) William & Mary 3 (1942, 1947, 1970)

Championship Breakdown By School

12 11 10 8 8 7 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1

- Furman (7 outright, 5 shared) - Appalachian State (8 outright, 3 shared) - Duke (all outright) - Georgia Southern (5 outright, 3 shared) - West Virginia (all outright) - VMI (5 outright, 2 shared) - Chattanooga (2 outright, 2 shared) - Richmond (3 outright, 1 shared) - William & Mary (3 outright, 1 shared) - East Carolina (3 outright, 1 shared) - Wofford (1 outright, 2 shared) - Marshall (2 outright, 1 shared) - The Citadel (both outright) - Washington & Lee (both outright) - Clemson (both outright) - Maryland (1 outright, 1 shared) - North Carolina (both outright) - Virginia Tech (shared) - Davidson (shared)

Most Consecutive Championship Seasons By One School 6 by Georgia Southern (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) 6 by Appalachian State (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) 4 by West Virginia (1953, 1954, 1955, 1956) 4 by Furman (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983)

Number of Undefeated and Untied Championship Seasons 42 (most recent, Appalachian State/8-0, 2009)

TEAM WON-LOST RECORDS AS A LEAGUE MEMBER (Since Division I-FCS reclassification in 1982)

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

Years 18 40 14 72 8 35 35 3 68

W 99 184 64 239 27 105 95 8 176

Overall Record L 42 79 43 182 32 133 148 15 168

T 0 5 0 11 0 2 1 0 5

.Pct .702 .696 .598 .566 .458 .442 .391 .320 .398

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

W 246 157 232 97 44 15 139 126 128

L 110 71 115 65 48 18 183 182 193

T 2 0 4 0 0 0 2 3 1

.Pct .691 .689 .669 .599 .478 .455 .432 .409 .399

Current SoCon Teams in NCAA I-FCS Playoff Games School

Appearances

Appalachian State 18 The Citadel 3 Elon 1 Furman 15 Georgia Southern* 17 Samford 2 Chattanooga 1 Western Carolina 1 Wofford 4 Totals

Record

Pct.

24-15 .615 1-3 .250 0-1 .000 17-14 .548 41-11 .788 2-2 .500 0-1 .000 3-1 .750 4-4 .500 66-46

Opening Rd

Round of 16

— — — — 1-0 — — — — 1-0

11-6 1-2 0-1 7-6 15-2 1-1 0-1 1-0 2-1 42-19

Quarterfinals

6-5 0-1 0-0 6-3 11-4 0-1 0-0 1-0 1-1 23-13

Semifinals

Championship

3-3 0-0 0-0 3-3 8-3 0-1 0-0 1-0 0-1 12-7

Georgia Southern won FCS championships in 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1990 prior to joining the Southern Conference in 1993. The 41 playoff wins rank as the most in the NCAA.

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3-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 6-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 8-8


SOCON STANDINGS

CONF 1993 W L T Pct. Georgia Southern 7 1 0 .875 Marshall 6 2 0 .750 Western Carolina 5 3 0 .625 Furman 4 4 0 .500 The Citadel 4 4 0 .500 Appalachian State 4 4 0 .500 East Tennessee State 3 5 0 .375 Chattanooga 2 6 0 .250 1 7 0 .125 VMI

OVERALL W L T Pct. 10 3 0 .769 11 4 0 .733 6 5 0 .545 5 5 1 .500 5 6 0 .455 4 7 0 .364 5 6 0 .455 4 7 0 .364 1 10 0 .091

CONF 1998 W L T Pct. Georgia Southern 8 0 0 1.000 Appalachian State 6 2 0 .750 Western Carolina 5 3 0 .625 Chattanooga 4 4 0 .500 The Citadel 4 4 0 .500 East Tennessee State 3 5 0 .375 Wofford 3 5 0 .375 Furman 3 5 0 .375 0 8 0 .000 VMI

OVERALL W L T Pct. 14 1 0 .933 10 3 0 .769 6 5 0 .545 5 6 0 .455 5 6 0 .455 4 7 0 .364 4 7 0 .364 5 6 0 .455 1 10 0 .091

CONF W L T Pct. Marshall 7 1 0 .875 Appalachian State 6 2 0 .750 Georgia Southern 5 3 0 .625 Western Carolina 5 3 0 .625 The Citadel 4 4 0 .500 East Tennessee State 4 4 0 .500 Furman 2 6 0 .250 Chattanooga 2 6 0 .250 VMI 1 7 0 .125

OVERALL W L T Pct. 12 2 0 .857 9 4 0 .692 6 5 0 .545 6 5 0 .545 6 5 0 .545 6 5 0 .545 3 8 0 .273 3 8 0 .273 1 10 0 .091

CONF W L T Pct. Georgia Southern 7 1 0 .875 Appalachian State 7 1 0 .875 Furman 7 1 0 .875 Wofford 5 3 0 .625 East Tennessee State 4 4 0 .500 3 5 0 .375 Chattanooga Western Carolina 2 6 0 .250 The Citadel 1 7 0 .125 VMI 0 8 0 .000

OVERALL W L T Pct. 13 2 0 .867 9 3 0 .750 9 3 0 .750 6 5 0 .545 6 5 0 .545 5 6 0 .455 3 8 0 .273 2 9 0 .182 1 10 0 .091

CONF W L T Pct. Appalachian State 8 0 0 1.000 Marshall 7 1 0 .875 Georgia Southern 5 3 0 .625 Furman 5 3 0 .625 East Tennessee State 4 4 0 .500 3 5 0 .375 VMI Chattanooga 2 6 0 .250 Western Carolina 2 6 0 .250 The Citadel 0 8 0 .000

OVERALL W L T Pct. 12 1 0 .923 12 3 0 .800 9 4 0 .692 6 5 0 .545 4 7 0 .364 4 7 0 .364 4 7 0 .364 3 7 0 .300 2 9 0 .182

CONF W L T Pct. Georgia Southern 7 1 0 .875 Appalachian State 6 2 0 .750 Furman 6 2 0 .750 Wofford 5 3 0 .625 East Tennessee State 4 4 0 .500 3 5 0 .375 Chattanooga Western Carolina 3 5 0 .375 The Citadel 1 7 0 .125 VMI 1 7 0 .125

OVERALL W L T Pct. 13 2 0 .867 10 4 0 .714 9 3 0 .750 7 4 0 .636 6 5 0 .545 5 6 0 .455 4 7 0 .364 2 9 0 .182 2 9 0 .182

CONF 1996 W L T Pct. Marshall 8 0 0 1.000 East Tennessee State 7 1 0 .875 Furman 6 2 0 .750 Appalachian State 5 3 0 .625 The Citadel 3 5 0 .375 Georgia Southern 2 6 0 .250 VMI 2 6 0 .250 Chattanooga 2 6 0 .250 Western Carolina 1 7 0 .125

OVERALL W L T Pct. 15 0 0 1.000 10 3 0 .769 9 4 0 .692 7 4 0 .636 4 7 0 .364 4 7 0 .364 3 8 0 .273 3 8 0 .273 4 7 0 .364

CONF W L T Pct. Georgia Southern 7 1 0 .875 Furman 7 1 0 .875 Appalachian State 6 2 0 .750 Western Carolina 5 3 0 .625 East Tennessee State 4 4 0 .500 Wofford 3 5 0 .375 The Citadel 2 6 0 .250 Chattanooga 1 7 0 .125 VMI 1 7 0 .125

OVERALL W L T Pct. 12 2 0 .857 12 3 0 .800 9 4 0 .692 7 4 0 .636 6 5 0 .545 4 7 0 .364 3 7 0 .300 3 8 0 .273 1 10 0 .091

OVERALL W L T Pct. 10 3 0 .769 7 4 0 .636 7 4 0 .636 7 4 0 .636 6 3 0 .667 7 4 0 .636 3 8 0 .273 3 7 0 .300 0 11 0 .000

OVERALL W L T Pct. 11 3 0 .786 9 3 0 .750 8 4 0 .667 8 4 0 .667 6 6 0 .500 5 6 0 .455 4 8 0 .333 2 10 0 .167 3 9 0 .250

1994

1995

CONF 1997 W L T Pct. Georgia Southern 7 1 0 .875 Appalachian State 6 2 0 .750 East Tennessee State 5 3 0 .625 Furman 5 3 0 .625 The Citadel 4 4 0 .500 Chattanooga 4 4 0 .500 Western Carolina 3 5 0 .375 Wofford 2 6 0 .250 VMI 0 8 0 .000

1999

2000

2001

CONF 2002 W L T Pct. Georgia Southern 7 1 0 .875 Wofford 6 2 0 .750 Appalachian State 6 2 0 .750 Furman 6 2 0 .750 VMI 3 5 0 .375 Western Carolina 3 5 0 .375 East Tennessee State 2 6 0 .250 Chattanooga 2 6 0 .250 The Citadel 1 7 0 .125

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SOCON STANDINGS

2003

CONF W L T Pct.

OVERALL W L T Pct.

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

8 6 5 4 4 3 3 2 1

12 2 7 4 7 4 6 5 6 6 5 7 3 9 5 7 2 10

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

2004

CONF W L T Pct.

OVERALL W L T Pct.

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

6 6 4 4 2 2 2 2

9 10 8 6 4 3 3 2

2005

CONF W L T Pct.

OVERALL W L T Pct.

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

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

6 5 5 4 3 3 2 0

12 8 11 5 6 6 4 3

CONF W L T Pct. 7 0 0 1.000 6 1 0 .857 5 2 0 .714 4 3 0 .571 2 5 0 .286 2 5 0 .286 2 5 0 .286 0 7 0 .000

OVERALL W L T Pct. 14 1 0 .933 8 4 0 .667 7 4 0 .636 5 6 0 .455 3 8 0 .273 5 6 0 .455 3 8 0 .273 2 9 0 .182

CONF W L T Pct. 5 2 0 .714 5 2 0 .714 4 3 0 .571 4 3 0 .571 4 3 0 .571 4 3 0 .571 2 5 0 .286 0 7 0 .000

OVERALL W L T Pct. 13 2 0 .867 9 4 0 .692 7 4 0 .636 7 4 0 .636 7 4 0 .636 6 5 0 .545 2 9 0 .182 1 10 0 .091

2006

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

2007

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

0 2 3 4 4 5 5 6 7

1 1 3 3 5 5 5 5

1 2 2 3 4 4 5 7

0 1.000 0 .750 0 .625 0 .500 0 .500 0 .375 0 .375 0 .250 0 .125

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

.857 .857 .571 .571 .286 .286 .286 .286

.857 .714 .714 .571 .429 .429 .286 .000

3 3 3 5 7 7 8 9

3 4 3 4 5 5 7 8

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

.857 .636 .636 .545 .500 .417 .250 .417 .167

.750 .769 .727 .545 .364 .300 .273 .182

.800 .667 .786 .556 .545 .545 .364 .273

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2008

2009

CONF W L T Pct. 8 0 0 1.000 7 1 0 .875 6 2 0 .750 4 4 0 .500 4 4 0 .500 4 4 0 .500 2 6 0 .250 1 7 0 .125 0 8 0 .000

OVERALL W L T Pct. 11 3 0 .786 9 3 0 .750 8 4 0 .667 6 5 0 .545 7 5 0 .583 6 5 0 .545 4 8 0 .333 3 9 0 .250 1 11 0 .083

CONF W L T Pct. 8 0 0 1.000 7 1 0 .875 5 3 0 .625 4 4 0 .500 4 4 0 .500 3 5 0 .375 2 6 0 .250 2 6 0 .250 1 7 0 .125

OVERALL W L T Pct. 11 3 0 .786 9 3 0 .750 6 5 0 .545 6 5 0 .545 5 6 0 .455 5 6 0 .455 4 7 0 .364 3 8 0 .273 2 9 0 .182

CONF W L T Pct. 7 1 0 .875 7 1 0 .875 5 3 0 .625 5 3 0 .625 5 3 0 .625 3 5 0 .375 2 6 0 .250 1 7 0 .125 1 7 0 .125

OVERALL W L T Pct. 10 3 0 .769 10 3 0 .769 10 5 0 .667 6 5 0 .545 6 5 0 .545 5 6 0 .455 4 7 0 .364 3 8 0 .273 2 9 0 .182

*ineligible for conference championship

2010

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


University of the South, Tennessee, Tulane and The Southern Conference, which began its 91st Vanderbilt. season of intercollegiate competition in 2011, is a The second major shift occurred some 20 national leader in emphasizing the development of years later. By 1952, the Southern Conference the student-athlete and in helping to build lifelong included 17 colleges and universities. Another leaders and role models. split occurred when seven schools including The Southern Conference has been on the Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North forefront of innovation and originality in developing Carolina State, South Carolina and Wake Forest creative solutions to address issues facing departed to form the Atlantic Coast Conference intercollegiate athletics. From establishing the first which began play in 1953. The revamped conference basketball tournament (1921), tackling Southern Conference included members The the issue of freshmen eligibility (1922), developing Citadel, Davidson, Furman, George Washington, women’s championships (1984), to becoming the Richmond, VMI, Virginia Tech, first conference to install the three-point Washington & Lee, West Virginia and goal in basketball (1980), the Southern William & Mary. Conference has been a pioneer. Today, the league continues to The Southern Conference is the nation’s thrive with a membership that includes fifth-oldest NCAA Division I collegiate 12 institutions and a footprint that spans athletic association. Only the Big Ten Southern Conference five states: Tennessee, North Carolina, (1896), the Missouri Valley (1907), the Founded 1921 South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia. Pacific 12 (1915) and the Southwestern Commissioner Current league members are Appalachian Athletic (1920) conferences are older in John Iamarino State, College of Charleston, The Citadel, terms of origination. Davidson, Elon, Furman, Georgia Academic excellence has been a major Associate Commisioner/Internal Affairs Southern, UNC Greensboro, Samford, part of the Southern Conference’s tradition. Sue Arakas John Iamarino Chattanooga, Western Carolina and Hundreds of Southern Conference Senior Associate Commissioner Wofford. student-athletes have been recognized on Geoff Cabe ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic Associate Commissioner/Compliance All-America and all-district teams. A total of FOOTBALL Doug King 19 Rhodes Scholarship winners have been The Southern Conference has excelled selected from conference institutions. as the premier Football Championship Director of Marketing The Conference currently consists of Subdivision (FCS) conference with Mike Mitchell 12 members in five states throughout league members winning five national Director of Multimedia Services the Southeast and sponsors 19 varsity championships in the last 12 years. The Jason Yaman Jamie Severns sports and championships that produce league boasts more than 250 players who Director for Media Relations participants for NCAA Division I have garnered All-America recognition Jason Yaman Championships. and numerous national player or coach of jyaman@socon.org The Southern Conference offices are the year awards. The conference has had located in the historic Beaumont Mill in at least one team in the Top 10 of the final Associate Director for Media Relations Spartanburg, S.C. A textile mill that was in FCS poll for 26 consecutive years with at Jonathan Caskey operation from 1880 until 1999, Beaumont jcaskey@socon.org least two teams finishing in the Top 20 in Mill was renovated in 2004 and today every season since 1982. Jonathan Caskey www.SoConSports.com offers the league first-class meeting areas The conference has placed multiple and offices as well as a spacious library representatives in the FCS Playoffs in for storage of the conference’s historical 24-of-28 seasons, with 16 Championship documents. Game appearances and eight national titles. The Southern Conference has had at least one team reach the semifinals in 11 of the last 13 years and in 17 of the last 20 seasons. MEMBERSHIP HISTORY Prior to the conference’s reclassification to FCS in 1981, Southern On Feb. 25, 1921, representatives from 14 of the Southern Intercollegiate Conference football teams appeared in a total of 36 bowl games. From Athletic Association’s (SIAA) 30 members met at Atlanta’s Piedmont 1925-30, league schools won five football national championships in a six Hotel to establish the Southern Intercollegiate Conference. On hand at year span. There are nearly 40 former Southern Conference players in the inaugural meeting were officials from Alabama, Alabama Polytechnic the College Football Hall of Fame. One of the most recognizable of these Institute (Auburn), Clemson, Georgia, Georgia School of Technology names is former North Carolina running back Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice (Georgia Tech), Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi A&M (Mississippi State), who helped guide North Carolina to three bowl appearances. 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GAME 1 /

EAGLES OPEN 2010 SEASON WITH 48-3 WIN OVER SAVANNAH STATE SEPTEMBER 4, 2010 • PAULSON STADIUM • STATESBORO, GEORGIA • MONKEN’S FIRST WIN

STATESBORO, Ga. — Georgia Southern (1-0) recorded six rushing touchdowns by six different Eagles en route to a 48-3 win over Savannah State (0-1) at Paulson Stadium Saturday (Sept. 4) night. The return of the option provided 431 rushing yards while the defense held Savannah State scoreless and to 23 yards of total offense in the first half. Freshman Robert Brown (Macon, Ga.) became the first freshman since Adrian Peterson in 1998, and the first true freshman since Joe Ross in 1987, to rush for more than 100 yards in his first game. Brown finished the night early with 122 yards and the Eagles’ first touchdown of 2010 on his 20 carries. Junior transfer Jaybo Shaw (Flowery Branch, Ga.) led an efficient attack, distributing the ball to five Georgia Southern backs and seven receivers. Shaw finished with 62 yards rushing, a career-best, with a one-yard touchdown. He was 7-10 for 109 yards passing. Georgia Southern scored on its first five series as Junior Adrian Mora (Dalton, Ga.) put the Eagles on the board midway through the first quarter with a 39-yard field goal on Georgia Southern’s first drive. After the Tigers went three-and-out, the Eagles took the ball 31 yards on six plays, converting on a third-and-two to set up Brown’s two-yard touchdown run. In the second quarter, Nico Hickey (Columbus, Ga.) ran for seven yards to pick up the first down at the Savannah State 28 and then charged ahead another six. At third-and-nine, Shaw and Hickey connected for an 11-yard play to put Georgia Southern at first-and-goal. Four plays later, Shaw crossed the goal line for his first touchdown as an Eagle to put the score at 17-0. After holding the Tigers to another three-and-out series, the GSU offense returned to the field and marched 36 yards for another score. Shaw moved the Eagles from the Savannah State 11-yard line and converted on third and fourth down to keep the drive alive. Shaw handed off to Lamar Brown for a six-yard touchdown and put the Eagles up 24-0. Georgia Southern closed out the first half with 34-yard Mora field goal for a 27-0 score at the break. Early in the third quarter, Savannah State took advantage of a Georgia Southern fumble, recovering the ball at the GSU 46. Tiger quarterback A.J. Defilippis keyed the series, picking up a first down and then set up Justin Baab for a 15-yard rush followed by a three-yard Baab run. After two incomplete passes, the Tigers settled on a Derek Williams 31-yard field goal and their first and only scoring of the game, 27-3, Georgia Southern. The Eagles responded with their longest touchdown run on the shortest drive of the game. Sophomore J.J. Wilcox (Cairo, Ga.) ran down the right sideline, getting his foot inbounds to score a 26-yard touchdown, his first career score, with 10 minutes left in the third quarter. The drive was the longest on the day to that point, 80 yards, and took only 2:22 off the clock. Freshmen quarterbacks Jerick McKinnon (Marietta, Ga.) and Ezayi Youyoute (Wauchula, Fla.) got into the mix in the third and fourth quarters, respectively, with McKinnon recording his first career touchdown off a 20-yard run at 10:44 of the fourth quarter. On the next series, McKinnon handed off to Tobi Akinniranye (Atlanta, Ga.) for his two-yard touchdown and the final Eagle score. Sophomore Brent Russell (Comer, Ga.), shared a team-best five tackles with sophomore Kyle Oehlbeck (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Russell tied his career-best with two sacks in the first quarter and had half of the Eagles’ four total. Darius Eubanks and Carson Hill each had four tackles with Hill, freshman Josh Gebhardt (Douglasville, Ga.), junior Dion DuBose (Norcross, Ga.) adding three tackles each. Gebhardt and Josh Rowe (Opelika, Ala.) each had a sack and the Eagles’ totaled 10 tackles for loss on the night. Junior transfer placekicker Billy Greer (Crosby, Texas) launched his first three kickoffs 70 yards, putting Savannah State at its own goal line for start

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of two of its first three drives. Greer averaged 63.0 yards on nine kickoffs. “There are alot of kids playing for the very first time in college and we have a lot of new coaches here at Georgia Southern, and right before kickoff I did kind of look around,” Monken said about his first game as head coach. “(Women’s Basketball Coach) Rusty Cram told me yesterday, he said, ‘just take five seconds and just enjoy it because you only get one first game.’ So I remembered what he said, and after the guys ran out through the band, I just stopped. It was great. It’s certainly very humbling to have had coaches like Erk Russell and Paul Johnson and their successes and walk the sidelines here as the head coach. That was my five seconds to just enjoy it and then I went back to doing my job.” NOTES: The 48-point total by the Eagles Saturday was the highest point total scored by a new head coach in his first game... the previous best was 45 points as Paul Johnson posted a 45-26 win vs. Valdosta State August 30, 1997 in his first game as head coach... Savannah State netted 53 yards and two first downs in its first four plays, then was backed up 30 yards in the next 17 plays and held without a first down for the remainder of the half... the six rushing touchdowns were the most by the Eagles since a Oct. 29, 2005, 55-42 win over South Dakota State when eight were scored (4 by Jermaine Austin, 3 by Jayson Foster, 1 by Andrews).

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STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Attempts-Completions-Int. Passing Yards TOTAL OFFENSE Punts-Average Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Sacks By-Yards 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Time of Possession

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RUSHING: GSU - R. Brown 20-122, TD; Shaw 16-62, TD; McKinnon 3-47, TD; Gilmore 2-46; Wilcox 3-36, TD; Youyoute 2-32; Akinniranye 4-30, TD; Hickey 3-17; L. Brown 2-16, TD; Bryant 4-15; Banks 2-8. SSU - Babb 11-70; Proctor 3-18; Bostick 2-8; Barnes 2-2; Defilippis 11-(-6). PASSING: GSU - Shaw 10-7-0, 109; Defilippis 19-7-0, 71; Bostick 4-1-0, 9 RECEIVING: GSU - D. Robinson 1-24, Wilcox 1-23, Bryant 1-20, Barker 1-15; Hickey 1-11; Sumner 1-9; Butler 1-7, SSU - Lackey 3-37; Babb 3-34; Heyward 1-10; Beaurem 1-(-1) TACKLES: GSU - Oehlbeck 5, Russell 5, Eubanks 4, Hill 4, Gebhardt 3, DuBose 3. SSU - Cochran 13; Hunter 12; Gibbons 9; Jean-Baptiste 9; Redfield 6.


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NAVY HOLDS OFF EAGLES 13-7 IN DEFENSIVE BATTLE

SEPTEMBER 11, 2010 • NAVY-MARINE CORPS MEMORIAL STADIUM • ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Georgia Southern held Navy scoreless in the second half but the Midshipmen capitalized on a 13-0 halftime margin to take a 13-7 victory at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon (Sept. 11). Junior quarterback Jaybo Shaw (Flowery Branch, Ga.) and sophomore J.J. Wilcox (Cairo, Ga.) connected for a 17-yard touchdown in the third quarter for the Eagles. It was Wilcox’s first career touchdown reception and Shaw’s first touchdown pass as an Eagle. A tentative Georgia Southern team struggled in the first half and both teams played less than crisp football as the two squads combined for seven penalties in the first quarter. Despite only 23 yards of offense and two first downs over the first 30 minutes, Georgia Southern’s defense made a statement for the team allowing only 110 yards of offense and forcing Navy to punt three times. The 109 yards rushing by Navy for the game was the lowest rushing performance since 2002 vs. Connecticut and the 193 yards of total offense was the lowest since the Mids played Rutgers in 2006. Navy’s Joe Buckley hit two field goals, both in the first quarter, to give the Midshipmen a 6-0 lead. His first was an 18-yard field goal off the first series, completing a 10-play 35-yard drive over 6:44. The second field goal came on Mids’ third drive of the game, after Navy recovered an Eagle fumble on the Georgia Southern 25-yard line. Buckley connected on the 42-yard field goal to put Navy ahead 6-0. Georgia Southern came out and scored on its first series of the second half with the Eagles calling a timeout on fourth-and-8 to set up the 17-yard Shaw-to-Wilcox touchdown. Junior Adrian Mora (Dalton, Ga.) connected on his 56th career PAT to put the Eagles within striking distance at 13-7. Navy punted on its two series of the quarter as the Eagle defense held the Mids scoreless for the quarter. The Eagle defense maintained its tenacity in the fourth quarter and Navy assisted with a clipping penalty to put the Mids on their own 18 with a second-and-25 and eventual punt. On the ensuing Georgia Southern drive, the Eagles converted their second fourth down of the game to put the offense near midfield. Freshman Darries Robinson (Brunswick, Ga.) rushed 11 yards to give the Eagles another first down. A holding penalty pushed Georgia Southern back 10 yards and the Eagles couldn’t generate another first down. Sophomore mike linebacker Josh Rowe (Opelika, Ala.) finished the game as the top tackler, doubling his previous career best with 10 tackles on the day. Junior defensive end Dion DuBose (Norcross, Ga.) set a career best with two tackles for loss for a total of 11 yards, including his sack of Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs for a 10-yard loss. Senior E.J. Webb (Roanoke, Va.), who celebrated his birthday Saturday with 70 friends and relatives in attendance at the game, had seven tackles. Four Eagles finishes with six tackles each: Roderick Tinsley (Soperton, Ga.), DuBose, Derek Heyden (Atlanta, Ga.) and John Douglas (Augusta, Ga.) “I think our guys decided at halftime that they had a chance to win the game,” said Georgia Southern Head Coach Jeff Monken. “Navy did a great job, they had a short week with only two practice when typically they would have four. The credit goes to them. We fought hard in the second half and I am proud of our effort. In the end, Navy made more plays than we did and we weren’t able to come out with a victory.”

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NAVY 9 43 109 5-8-0 84 193 6-35.8 0-0 6-51 3-17 4-13 1-1 32:36

RUSHING: GSU- R. Brown 16-45; Wilcox 4-12; D. Robinson 3-12; Hickey 2-8; Akinniraye 1-1; Shaw 13-(-5). Navy- Murray 9-50; Dobbs 25-44; Greene 4-9; Teich 4-8. PASSING: GSU - Shaw 4-9-0, TD. Navy- Dobbs 5-8-0. RECEIVING: Barker 2-0; Wilcox 1-17, TD; Sumner 1-7. NavyJones 2-54; Santiago 1-12; Teich 1-12; Greene 1-6. TACKLES: GSU- Mattingly 3, Tinsley 3, Douglas 3, Banks 2. Navy – Simmons 4, Bothel 2, King 1, Snelson

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GAME 3 /

TOTAL TEAM EFFORT SEALS WIN FOR EAGLES OVER COASTAL CAROLINA SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 • BROOKS STADIUM • CONWAY, SOUTH CAROLINA

CONWAY, S.C. — It wasn’t until the waning seconds of the fourth quarter when Georgia Southern (2-1) felt like the battle had been won. After the teams traded scores in the third and fourth quarters, Coastal Carolina (0-3) fought back to within three points in its home opener before the Eagles sealed the 43-26 win at Brooks Stadium with two late fourth quarter scores. Neither team scored in the first quarter, but the Eagles took control in the second quarter and took a 19-6 lead into halftime. As Georgia Southern Head Coach Jeff Monken has told his team before, it usually takes more than the halftime score to win. It took a little of everything on Saturday - the total team effort - offense, defense and special teams - combined as Georgia Southern battled to the road win. In the end, it was sophomore Kyle Oehlbeck’s (Gainesville, Fla.) quirky fumble recovery for a touchdown with 2:46 left in the game that provided the Eagles with a 36-26 margin. Junior quarterback Jaybo Shaw’s (Flowery Branch, Ga.) broke the plane for Georgia Southern’s last touchdown with junior kicker Adrian Mora (Dalton, Ga.) adding the point after for the 43-26 final. Mora had two field goals and five PATs. The Eagles ran for 209 yards with freshman fullback Robert Brown (Macon, Ga) with a game-high 66 yards and touchdown. Shaw had Georgia Southern’s second rushing touchdown and had 48 yards for the game, passing for 160 yards and TD passes to sophomore slotback J.J Wilcox (Cairo, Ga.) and freshman Tray Butler (Marietta, Ga.). Linebacker Josh Rowe (Opelika, Ga.) had his second-straight game with double digit tackles with 10, tying his career best. Oehlback and Derek Heyden (Atlanta, Ga.) each had six tackles with Rowe, Oehlbeck, Heyden and Dion DuBose (Norcross, Ga.) also recording a tackle for loss. Five Eagles had five tackles each. Both Heyden’s and A.J. McCray’s (St. Marys, Ga.) interceptions were the first of their careers. Freshman linebacker Carlos Cave (Macon, Ga.) blocked Coastal’s punt. In the fourth quarter, the Chanticleers held the Eagles to two straight three-and-out series and then capitalized with 96-second, 95-yard Coastal touchdown drive following a GS turnover to pull within three points. Getting the ball back off a red zone fumble, Coastal Carolina’s O’Neal begins the drive with a 30-yard rush to put the Chants at their own 35 yard line. MacDowell completed four of his next six passes, with the Coastal receivers making acrobatic catches for first downs. MacDowell’s final pass of the drive was a 34-yard touchdown pass to Marquel Willis to bring Chants within three points, 29-26. Junior punter Charlie Edwards’ 50-yard punt and Coastal penalty after a stalled Eagle series put Coastal at their own five-yard line. The Chants’ quarterback Zach MacDowell completed a five-yard pass to Brandon Whitley and then fumbled on the next play with an alert Oehlbeck picking it up for the Eagle touchdown, GS 36-26. MacDowell, who had surpassed his own record for completions earlier in the quarter with 26, went 0-5 on five attempts on Coastal’s drive that started at 2:38 of the fourth quarter. MacDowell finished the night 26-40 for 302 yards and three touchdowns. Georgia Southern converted one of his two interceptions into a second quarter score. The tide turned with four minutes remaining in the third quarter as Coastal came back with a quick 3:26 scoring drive covering 73 yards. Tight end David Duran pulled in a 12-yard pass for a touchdown to keep the Chanticleers within 10 points, 29-19. The Eagles added a Mora 36-yard field goal to put the score at 22-6 early in the third quarter, but Coastal Carolina went 74 yards down the field in eight plays and 2:58 to add a touchdown. The two-point conversion attempt failed and the Eagles kept a 10-point lead, 22-12, with 9:11 left in the third quarter. Shaw was stopped by the Chant defense and backed up to third-and-12 on the Eagles’ 30-yard line when he hit Wilcox with a key 19-yard reception. Wilcox carried the ball on three of the next five plays, then Shaw found him again for a 15-yard touchdown reception for a 29-12 Eagle lead. With just over four minutes left in the first half and Coastal picking up its third first down of its drive at the Georgia Southern 29, Heyden intercepted MacDowell’s pass to give the ball back to the Eagles. After a handoff to R. Brown for six yards, Shaw motored to midfield with a 20-yard run. A six-yard run by Wilcox combined with another Shaw rush for eight yards and Darreion

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Robinson six-yard play, brought the Eagles to the Coastal 29 yard line. R. Brown picked up four yards to the 25 and on the next play, Shaw hit Butler for his first career touchdown reception and the longest Eagle TD reception of 2010 for the 19-6 halftime score. Coastal Carolina responded with a quick 2:19 drive from its own 33-yard line to the five-yard line in Eagle territory and Eric O’Neal punched it in from four yards out to make the score GS 10, Coastal 6. Sophomore nose tackle Brent Russell (Comer, Ga.) blocked the point after attempt, scooped up the loose ball and headed downfield. With a Coastal player approaching, Russell lateralled to Heyden who scored the defensive conversion, Georgia Southern 12, Coastal 6. Georgia Southern continued its drive from the end of the first quarter and Mora hit a 41-yard field goal at 14:20 for a 3-0 lead. Holding the Chants defense to three and out, Ben Erdman’s punt was blocked and junior A.J. McCray recovered the ball at the Coastal five yard line. Five plays later, freshman fullback Robert Brown scored to put the Eagles up 10-0. NOTES: Tray Butler caught his first career touchdown reception on a 25yard pass from Shaw, the longest TD pass of the 2010 season... Shaw and Sumner connected for the longest pass play of 2010, a 40-yard reception, Sumner’s career long and the longest for Shaw in his career as an Eagle... Oehlbeck made his first start today in place of injured Darius Eubanks... Oehlback recorded his career fumble recovery and first career touchdown... the last time the Eagles scored a defensive PAT was on September 5, 2009 vs. Albany at Paulson Stadium when Brent Russell blocked the PAT attempt and Darrell Pasco raced into the endzone in the 29-26 win... Georgia Southern’s last fumble recovery for a touchdown was also during the 2009 season when Derek Heyden picked up a loose ball on the Appalachian State 38-yard line to score his first collegiate touchdown... Attendance at Coastal Carolina’s 2010 home opener was 8,857.

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Rushing: GSU- Brown 17-66, TD; Akinniranye 6-48; Wilox 6-37; Shaw 1631, TD; Hickey 2-12; D.Robinson 2-8; Dar. Robinson 3-7. Coastal- O’neal 11-65, TD; Gause 5-31; Whitener 3-17; MacDowall 8-15; Height 1-(-1). Passing: GSU- Shaw 7-12-0, 160, 2TD. Coastal- MacDowall 27-41-12, 314, 3TD. Receiving: GSU- Wilcox 3-49, TD; Williford 2-46; Sumner 1-40; Butler 1-25, TD. Coastal- Willis 6-90, TD; Whitley 5-57, TD; Duran 5-51, TD, Hazel 4-49; O’Neal 3-(-3); Long 1-41; Morgan 1-25; Sullivan 1-6; Childers 1-(-2). Tackles: GSU – Rowe 10, Oehlbeck 6, Heyden 6, L.Scott 5, Russell 5, DuBose 5. Coastal Carolina – Jacobs 13, Davenport 10, Harper 6, Davis 6, Sanders 5, Lott 4


GAME 4 /

EAGLES RUN TO 38-21 SOCON WIN OVER 10TH-RANKED ELON SEPTEMBER 25, 2010 • PAULSON STADIUM • STATESBORO, GEORGIA S TAT E S B O R O , G a . — G e o r g i a Southern (3-1) posted 508 yards of offense, 379 coming on the ground as the Eagles won their Southern Conference opener 38-21 over 10thranked Elon (1-3) in Paulson Stadium Saturday night (Sept. 25). It was the second time in four games the Eagles had posted more than 500 yards of offense after opening 2010 with 540 yards against Savannah State. “I was really proud of our team’s effort,” said Eagles Head Coach Jeff Monken. “They played hard and they did what we have to do in the second half to win a football game. It was a great crowd and the guys played with a lot of energy and a lot of passion. It was really just a

great team effort.” Tied at 14-14 at the half, Georgia Southern scored 24 points in the second half and held Elon to only one touchdown in the victory. Where the Eagle offense scored its most second-half points of the season against the Phoenix, the defense limited Elon to only 125 yards of offense in the second stanza. Both teams punted the ball away on their first drives of the second half, but after a 26-yard Elon punt, Georgia Southern capitalized on the field position, starting with the ball at its own 35. The Eagles ate up 6:01 of time with a 65-yard drive ending with Darreion Robinson’s (Bishop, Ga.) four-yard rushing touchdown on 3-and-1 to give the Eagles a 21-14 lead. Getting the ball back at the GS 44-yard line after holding Elon to three-and-out and after a 30-yard punt, Darreion Robinson’s 23-yard carry brought Georgia Southern to the Elon 16. Junior Nico Hickey (Columbus, Ga.), Banks and Shaw pushed the ball to the four-yard line where Tobi Akinniranye (Atlanta, Ga.) punched it in to put the score at 28-14. Sophomore nose tackle Brent Russell (Comer, Ga.) sacked Riddle for a loss of nine to start Elon’s next drive. After Riddle completed a pass to A.J. Harris for 11 yards, his next throw was into the hands of junior Laron Scott (Warner Robins, Ga.) who took the interception 36 yards for an Eagle defensive score and a 35-14 Georgia Southern advantage. For Scott, it was the second career interception return for a touchdown after one in his 2009 debut against Albany. Georgia Southern held Elon scoreless through the 8:52 mark of the fourth quarter when Mellette was the recipient of another Riddle touchdown pass. On the Phoenix’s longest scoring drive of the night, Riddle completed eight passes in the drive, a 17-yard pass to Newsome and the 19-yard touchdown pass to Mellette to go 85 yards in 4:08 and 13 total plays. Junior safety Derek Heyden (Atlanta, Ga.) led the Eagles with a careerbest tying eight tackles and freshman linebacker Carlos Cave (Macon, Ga.), making his first start, had a career-best seven total tackles. The Georgia Southern defense had an impact early in the game as the first drive of the game for the Phoenix ended in an interception by E.J. Webb deep in Georgia Southern territory, thwarting the opportunity for the score. Georgia Southern turned over the ball on its possession, setting up Elon for a drive beginning on its own 37. Riddle connected on five straight passes, two to Peterson, including the 15-yard touchdown score, covering 63 yards and using a mere 1:55 off the clock, for a 7-0 Phoenix lead. Georgia Southern, in its longest scoring drive of the season in plays, yards and time, took the ball 86 yards in 15 plays and 7:51 put the Eagles on the board as junior quarterback Jaybo Shaw (Flowery Branch, Ga.) ran for the final yard of the drive and a touchdown to tie the game at 7-7. The Eagles stymied Elon, giving up a first down on third-and-five, then allowing only a two-yard carry by Brandon Newsome before an incomplete pass and sack of Riddle by sophomore linebacker Josh Rowe (Opelika, Ala.) and Terico Agnew (Stockbridge, Ga.) ended the drive. Freshman Darries Robinson popped to the right side for 14 yards on the opening play of the Eagles’ drive midway through the second quarter. After two first downs and a penalty first down, Georgia Southern was at the Elon 31 facing 4th-and-7. Shaw hit freshman Tray Butler for an 18-yard reception, landing the Eagles at the Elon 13. Senior Lee Banks picked up nine yards on the next play and Akinniranye added two up the middle to put Georgia Southern on the Elon two-yard line. Shaw held onto the ball to score for the Eagles’ first lead of the game at 14-7

Elon came right back with a touchdown, moving 70 yards downfield in two minutes, thanks in part to a 46-yard catch by Aaron Mellette. Riddle connected with Peterson for a 12-yard pass, then A.J. Harris ran for six yards to put Elon at third-and-goal at the three. Mellette caught the threeyard touchdown pass for a 14-14 tie. Banks, who rushed for 44 yards in the first scoring series, finished the night with a career-best 121 yards on 25 carries. Banks had previously carried the ball only two times in his career for a total of eight yards. Darries Robinson had 92 yards, including a career-best run of 21 yards in the first quarter. Junior kicker Adrian Mora (Dalton, Ga.) added five more PATs to his totals, putting him at a perfect 66-66 for his career, just one shy of tying Reed Haley’s record for consecutive extra points made in a career (67). Mora had a 23-yard field goal to complete the Eagles scoring in the 38-21 win. After the game, Monken paid a compliment to the Eagle fans at Paulson Stadium who witnessed the victory. NOTES: Jeff Monken became the first Georgia Southern head coach to win his SoCon opener in his debut season since Paul Johnson recorded a 22-7 win over Wofford in 1997... Georgia Southern did not record a single passing yard in the first quarter but finished with 129... Elon had only five net yards rushing at the half and finished the game with nine net yards... Georgia Southern controlled the clock, keeping possession of the ball for 19:10 in the first half and 39:33 for the game... Shaw recorded his career high with two rushing touchdowns... last time the Eagles defeated a ranked opponent was at #14 Furman in 2008 (17-10 on Nov. 15, 2008)... Georgia Southern last defeated a ranked opponent at home in 2007 with a 27-21 win over #25 The Citadel (10-27-2007).

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Rushing: GSU- L. Banks 25-121; Darries Robinson 13-92; Hickey 4-63; Darreion Robinson 4-42; Akinniranye 9-34, 1TD; Wilcox 3-22; McKinnon 3-22, Team 2-(-7); Shaw 9-(-10), 2TD. Elon- Newsome 8-24; A.J. Harris 2-9; Jeffcoat 1-4; Riddle 3-(-28). Passing: GSU- Shaw 8-12-0, 129. Elon- Riddle 25-45-2, 322, 3TD Receiving: GSU- Wilcox 2-51; Sumner 2-27; Williford 2-26; T. Butler 2-25. Elon- Mellette 6-121, 2TD; Peterson 6-56, 1TD; Jeffcoat 5-74; A.J. Harris 4-28; K. Brown 2-22; Newsome 1-17; Labinowicz 1-4. Tackles: GSU – Heyden 8, Cave 7, L.Scott 6, Hill 4, Webb 4, Russell 3. Elon – Wiggins 11, Jordan Jones 11, Josh Jones 10, Wrightenberry 8, Hunt 7, Thompson 5.

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GAME 5 /

EAGLES CAN’T OVERCOME TERRIERS FIRST-QUARTER SCORES OCTOBER 9, 2010 • PAULSON STADIUM • STATESBORO, GEORGIA

STATESBORO, Ga. — A total of nine points had determined the last three wins between Wofford and Georgia Southern, but 14 Terrier points in the first quarter Saturday forced the Eagles to battle back the rest of the night. In the end, Georgia Southern (3-2, 1-1 SoCon) came within two points of Wofford (4-1, 2-0 SoCon), but the Terriers pulled out the 33-31 win. “Losing is not good no matter how it happens, and it’s disappointing,” said Eagles Head Coach Jeff Monken. “We had a chance to finish. I give credit to Wofford, they had some good plays, they made more plays than we did, and they were well-coached. They fought, played hard and they did a great job.” Georgia Southern matched the Terriers point-for-point in the second half, seven points in the third, and 12 in the fourth, but couldn’t hold onto a late lead, allowing Wofford to take the win. The Southern Conference offensive player of the week Eric Breitenstein scored both of his touchdowns in the fourth quarter, the second proved to be the eventual game-winner with 5:52 left in the game. Wofford, with a 14-12 halftime lead, scored on its first possession of the second half using with three big plays - a 52-yard pass from Mitch Allen to Brenton Bersin capping the touchdown drive. A 21-yard pass play from Allen to Devin Reed and 22-yard rush by Breitenstein set the tone for the drive within the first minutes of the second half. The Eagles brought the ball to midfield where junior punter Charlie Edwards (Tifton, Ga.) pinned the Terriers to their own one-yard line. Breitenstein took the call twice, then on the third attempt met E.J. Webb (Roanoke, Va.) who forced the fumble and then picked up the ball for another defensive score, Wofford 21, Georgia Southern 19. Mora’s point after Webb’s touchdown, his second on the night, allowed him to set the Georgia Southern record for career consecutive PATs. The two points after put him at a perfect 68-68 in his career. Reed Haley held the career record previously, hitting 67 consecutive PATs from 1992-94. Even though Georgia Southern recovered the onside kick, the ball wound up back in Wofford’s possession. The Terriers used 11 plays and 5:23 of clock in the scoring drive with Breitenstein scoring from two yards out. The point after attempt failed, putting the score at 27-19 Terriers early in the fourth quarter. Georgia Southern responded and junior quarterback Jaybo Shaw (Flowery Branch, Ga.) hit junior slotback Nico Hickey (Columbus, Ga.) for his longest career reception, 40 yards, on third-and-11 to place the Eagles at the Wofford 23. Hickey picked up a yard on a run play and then J.J. Wilcox (Cairo, Ga.) cut right and headed into the end zone. The 22-yard run capped the five-play, 62-yard drive and put the Eagles at 25-27. The failed two-point conversion attempt left the Eagles down two. The Eagle defense forced Wofford to three and out after the kickoff and on the first play of the Eagles’ next series, Darreion Robinson (Bishop, Ga.) took the ball for a 78-yard touchdown gallop. Robinson had a career-best 116 yards on seven carries. A second two-point conversion attempt failed, but the Eagles had a 31-27 lead. Wofford took a two-touchdown lead in the first quarter after the Terriers scored on their first drive of the game, anchored by Mike Rucker’s 36-yard run into the end zone. After the Eagles’ drive stalled at the Wofford 42, the Terriers took advantage of the field position and marched 58 yards in seven plays to their second score. Rucker had two runs of 10-plus yards and Devin Reed’s 21yard reverse brought Wofford to the Georgia Southern 14-yard line. Johnson took it the final distance for the 14-yard rushing touchdown and Christian Reed added the point after, 14-0 Wofford. The Eagles’ put their first points on the board with a safety by freshman defensive lineman Josh Gebhardt (Douglasville, Ga.). Gebhardt tackled Wofford quarterback Mitch Allen on the pitch option right from the Wofford one-yard line. Wofford led after the first quarter 14-2. Georgia Southern tacked a field goal onto its total as Adrian Mora (Dalton, Ga.) hit one from 36 yards out to put the Eagles within eight, 5-14.

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After holding Wofford to three and out, the Eagles took over at their own 26 with just under four minutes left in the half. Darreion Robinson took the pitch to the left side three straight times for 21 yards to move the Eagles to midfield. At 4th-and-three, with the Eagles lined up in the punt formation, lineman-turned-running back Dion DuBose (Norcross, Ga.) took ball 12 yards for the Eagle first down. Shaw hit Wilcox for a 28-yard pass to bring the Eagles to the two-yard line. On the quarterback keeper, Shaw picked up the Eagles’ first touchdown to put the score 14-12 going into the half. In addition to scoring eight points for the Eagles, the defense collectively had nine tackles for loss with Derek Heyden (Atlanta, Ga.) recording three and Webb two-and-a-half. Darius Eubanks (Harlem, Ga.) and Josh Rowe (Opelika, Ga.) shared the game-high tackles total with eight each. Heyden and John Douglas (Augusta, Ga.) had seven each and Webb finished the night with six total tackles.

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Play Rucker 36yd run (Reed kick) Johnson 14yd run (Reed Kick) Gebhardt, safety Mora 36yd FG Shaw 2yd run (Mora kick) Bersin 52yd pass from Allen (Reed kick) Webb 0yd fumble recovery (Mora kick) Breitenstein 2yd run (Reed kick failed) Wilcox 22yd run (Shaw pass failed) Dn Robinson 78yd run (rush failed) Breitenstein 5yd run (Reed kick failed)

STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Attempts-Completions-Int. Passing Yards TOTAL OFFENSE Punts-Average Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Sacks By-Yards 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Time of Possession

WOF 21 57 302 8-4-0 106 408 3-38.7 2-1 8-97 4-17 8-13 0-1 31:19

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GSU 18 50 243 15-5-0 98 341 5-42.2 3-1 1-10 1-3 3-13 1-3 28:41

RUSHING: WOF- Breitenstein 19-73, 2TD; Rucker 11-7, TD; Marshall 9-62; Allen 14-52; Johnson 2-25, TD; Reed 1-21. GSU- Robinson, Dn 7-116, TD; Wilcox 10-75, TD; Banks 12-32; Dubose 1-12; Shaw 16-9, TD; Hickey 3-2; Robinson, Ds 1-(-)3. PASSING: WOF-Allen 4-8-0, 106, TD. GSU- Shaw 5-15-0, 98. RECEIVING: WOF- Reed 2-31; Bersin 1-52, TD; Breitenstein 1-23. GSU- Wilcox 2-41; Hickey 1-40; Sumner 1-12; Williford 1-5. TACKLES: WOF- Pall 7; Irvin 7; Carden 6; McCrimon 6; Goltrey 5; Roseboro 5; Eberhardt 5 GSU- Rowe 8; Eubanks 8; Heyden 7; Douglas 7; Webb 6


GAME 6 /

MOCS LIMIT EAGLES IN SECOND HALF

OCTOBER 16, 2010 • FINLEY STADIUM • CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — With the Southern Conference’s top rushing defense, Chattanooga limited Georgia Southern to 120 yards of offense in the second half en route to a 35-27 Mocs win at Finley Stadium Saturday night. Chattanooga (4-2, 3-1 SoCon) scored two touchdowns in the third quarter and added another in the fourth quarter to hold onto the win. Georgia Southern (3-3, 1-2 SoCon) made a charge late in the fourth quarter, as junior quarterback Jaybo Shaw (Flowery Branch, Ga.) completed a 63-yard pass to J.J. Wilcox (Cairo, Ga.) to put the Eagles in the red zone. Senior fullback Tobi Akinniranye (Atlanta, Ga.) and Shaw brought the Eagles to the one-yard line on the next four attempts, setting up Shaw for the one-yard touchdown with 1:38 left in the game to pull GS within eight points, 27-35. An unsuccessful on-side kick put the ball back in the hands of the Mocs, but the ball went back to the Eagles on downs at GS 33 with 1:16 left to play. Junior slotback Nick Hickey (Columbus, Ga.) threw a pass to midfield which was intercepted by Jordan Tippit, sealing the victory for Chattanooga and its fourth straight win this year. Akinniranye ran for a career-best 102 yards on the night, which included a career-long 60-yard touchdown run from a Jerick McKinnon (Marietta, Ga.) handoff in the second quarter. Shaw had a touchdown run and connected with Wilcox for a 58-yard first-half touchdown reception, Shaw’s longest as an Eagle. Wilcox had 121 yards receiving, a career-best total, to go along with 35 yards rushing. Georgia Southern scored on four of its first five possessions, then had its final touchdown in the fourth quarter. Chattanooga scored on its first series then didn’t score again until its last drive of the half. “We have to be able to execute,” said Eagles Coach Jeff Monken. “When we executed, it was good. When we didn’t block them, it wasn’t very good. We are a team and we have to keep getting better as a football team. We are disappointed with where we are at right now and we have a lot of improvements to make, but we have five games to go.” Chattanooga ate up nine minutes of clock in the third quarter with its longest drive of the season. After picking up five first downs, the Mocs were pushed back to third-and-21 after fumble and holding call. UTC’s Jeff Veres’ 40 yard field goal attempt tumbled short, but a roughing the holder penalty on Georgia Southern gave the Mocs new life, a first down and the ball at the GS 11-yard line. The longest UTC drive of the year, the 17-play, 80-yard drive ended as Moc quarterback B.J. Coleman first rolled out, then ran for the goal line himself to put Chattanooga up 21-20. A fumble on the third carry of the Eagles’ next drive, recovered by the Mocs, put Chattanooga at the GS 25. The Mocs used four plays and just over a minute and a half on their scoring drive to take the 28-20 lead. The Mocs final score came on their first drive of the fourth quarter. On third-and-eight, Coleman launched a 43-yard post pass for Brian Sutherland for a touchdown. “They out physical-led us, they out-toughed us,” Monken said about the second half. “They blocked us and we couldn’t get off blocks and we didn’t block them effectively enough. They beat some blocks and made some plays.” Defensively, junior safety Derek Heyden (Atlanta, Ga.) had a game-high and career-best 12 tackles to lead the Eagles with Josh Rowe (Opelika, Ala.) recording eight and sophomore nose tackle Brent Rusell (Comer, Ga.) with seven. Linebacker Ryan Consiglio had 10 tackles for the Mocs with defensive end Chris Donald with seven. Georgia Southern scored on both its drives to start the game as junior kicker Adrian Mora (Dalton, Ga.) hit a 37-yard field goal to put the Eagles on the board first, 3-0. The Mocs took the lead back on the next series, 7-3. Chattanooga capped its 70-yard drive with a 46-yard touchdown off B.J. Coleman’s double play action pass to Chris Awuah and point after by Jeff Veres. Freshman quarterback Jerick McKinnon (Marietta, Ga.) took over the signal calling in the final series of the first quarter. On third-and-three McKinnon handed off to Tobi Akkiniranye (Atlanta, Ga.) who rushed for 60-

yard TD to put the Eagles up 17-7 very early in the second quarter. After both teams exchanged punts, Chattanooga started its drive at its own 44 and Wynn picked up 14 yards on the first play. Wynn rushed three more times to pick up another Moc first down. Seeminly stalled at fourthand-nine, Coleman completed a pass to Joel Bradford for a first down. A roughing the passer penalty against Georgia Southern moved the ball to the Eagle nine-yard line to set up first and goal Chattanooga. Wynn took the ball on two carries to the one and then ran for the one-yard touchdown to bring the score to 17-14 Georgia Southern. The Eagles helped the Mocs offense with two first downs in the first quarter on pass interference penalties in the first quarter. The first put the Mocs at their own 40, eventually setting up the 46-yard touchdown pass while the second put Chattanooga at midfield in its second drive, but the Mocs punted the ball back to the Eagles with two minutes left in the first quarter. The Eagles ended the half the same way they started the game, with Mora hitting a 33- yard field goal after stringing 16 plays together to go 54 yards and take a 20-14 lead. NOTES: Attendance was announced at 17,414, the second-largest crowd at Finley Stadium for a Chattanooga football game... Georgia Southern had seven different ball carriers in the first quarter... The Eagles’ 16 plays in the scoring drive to end the half were the most in any scoring drive this year... Shaw’s 58-yard pass was the longest of his Georgia Southern career... Akinniranye’s 60-yard run was the longest by a Mocs opponent this year... The 17-7 Eagles lead was the largest deficit for Chattanooga this year and the 14-20 halftime score was the first time the Mocs had trailed at the half in 2010.

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STATISTICS GSU First Downs 16 Rushing Attempts 49 Rushing Yards 255 Attempts-Completions-Int. 8-4-1 Passing Yards 136 TOTAL OFFENSE (Plays-Yds) 57-391 Punts-Average 3-40.3 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 9-85 Penalties-Yards Sacks By-Yards 4-17 3rd Down Conversions 6-13 4th Down Conversions 1-1 Time of Possession 27:21

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3-0 3-7 10-7 17-7 17-14 20-14 20-21 20-28 20-35 27-35

UTC 23 45 195 22-11-0 159 67-354 3-36.7 0-0 3-20 1-3 7-13 1-2 32:39

RUSHING: GSU-Akinniranye 11-102, TD; Shaw 12-58, TD; Wilcox,J.J. 8-35; Banks,Lee 5-18; Robinson, Dn 3-16; Hickey,Nico 1-15; McKinnon,Jerick 7-14; UTC-Williams 16-90; Wynn 15-75; Jackson 3-16 PASSING: GSU-Shaw 4-7-0, 136, TD; Hickey 0-1-1; McKinnon 0-0-0, 0; UTC- Coleman 11-21-0, 159, Awuah 0-1-1, 0 RECEIVING: GSU-Wilcox 2-121, TD; Robinson, Dn 1-13; UTC-Sutherland 5-80; Joel Bradford 3-24; Chris Awuah 1-46; TACKLES: GSU-Heyden 12; Rowe 8; Russell 7; J. Martin 6; Webb 6; UTC-Consiglio 10; Donald 7; Williams 6-0; Tippit 6; Miller 6

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GAME 7 /

McKINNON LEADS EAGLES IN 20-0 SHUTOUT OF THE CITADEL

OCTOBER 23, 2010 • JOHNSON HAGOOD STADIUM • CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Georgia Southern capitalized on four Citadel fumbles and converted those miscues into scoring opportunities in the Eagles’ 20-0 victory at Johnson Hagood Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs fumbled away their first three possessions allowing the Eagles to score two field goals and a touchdown for a 13-0 lead. Georgia Southern added a touchdown in the third quarter and the defense shut down the Bulldogs to record the first shutout since a 35-0 win over Savannah State in 2003. The Eagles improved to 4-3, 2-2 SoCon while the Bulldogs fell to 2-6, 0-5 SoCon. After two games on the road, Georgia Southern returns to Paulson Stadium to face Samford for the Hall of Fame game at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 30th Junior kicker Adrian Mora (Dalton, Ga.) put the Eagles on the board first with a 26-yard field goal after the first Bulldog fumble gave Georgia Southern the ball on The Citadel 40-yard line. Junior quarterback Jaybo Shaw (Flowery Branch, Ga.) was injured after the first two plays and freshman Jerick McKinnon (Marietta, Ga.) took over the signal calling. Four different Eagles carried in the 11-play series that set up the first score, Georgia Southern 3-0. On the first play of the next Citadel series, Bulldog freshman quarterback Matt Thompson completed a pass to Domonic Jones, but Jones lost the ball. Junior safety Michael Butler, who made his first start, recovered the ball at The Citadel 45-yard line to put the Eagle offense back on the field. Nine plays later, Robert Brown rushed up the middle for a three-yard Eagle touchdown. Mora connected on the PAT and the Eagles held a tenuous 10-0 lead with just under a minute to play in the first quarter. The Bulldogs’ Thompson ran for a first down with a 13-yard carry, then added another four-yard gain. On Thompson’s third straight carry he fumbled with freshman linebacker Michael Spaulding (Fayetteville, Ga.) grabbing the ball at the Citadel 43. Stringing together seven plays, McKinnon ran for a then-career-long 28 yards to bring the Eagles to first-and-goal at the Citadel 10. The Eagles came away with another field goal as Mora hit a 26-yarder for the 13-0 Eagle advantage. Neither team could produce the rest of the half with The Citadel punting twice, fumbling once and ending the half with Thompson throwing an interception to freshman cornerback Lavelle Westbooks (Riverdale, Ga.). Georgia Southern punted for the first time, then had a missed field goal and interception on its next drives. McKinnon, with 84 rushing yards in the second quarter, had 111 for the half. The Eagles punted on their first two possessions of the second half while the Bulldogs punted on their first. On the next Citadel series, Thompson fumbled for the second time, giving the ball back to Georgia Southern at midfield with 6:23 left in the quarter. McKinnon ran for seven of the Eagles’ nine plays and pushed in for a three-yard touchdown. Mora added the PAT for the 20-0 Eagles lead. The Citadel picked up some steam at the end of the third quarter and heading into the final quarter. Thompson hit Jones for a 17-yard completion on second-and-15, then Darien Robinson rushed for 11 yards and the first down to position the Bulldogs at the GSU 39. Tackles for loss by freshmen Westbrooks and Josh Gebhardt (Douglasville, Ga.) pushed The Citadel to third-and-14. Jones caught a Thompson pass for 12 yards to set up fourth-and-two. The Bulldogs got the first down on a Scott Harward six-yard rush, but then Robinson lost the ball on the next attempt where it was recovered by Georgia Southern’s E.J. Webb

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(Roanoke, Va.), his second fumble recovery of the game. The Citadel could not mount another charge, throwing interceptions on its next two series and then turning the ball over on downs with 2:24 left in the game. Junior free safety Derek Heyden had nine total tackles, leading the Eagles in that category for the second-straight game. Spaulding had a career-best eight with Roderick Tinsley’s career-best seven tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. Georgia Southern had eight tackles for loss on the day. NOTES: The Citadel had nine turnovers caused by the Eagles (6 fumbles, 3 interceptions) which sets a single-game record, previously 8 vs. Savannah State in 1991... the six total fumbles recovered by the Eagles ties a record for fumbles recovered against Furman in 1997... Mora missed his first field goal of the season, but kept his string of consecutive PATs made with 73... McKinnon ran for a Georgia Southern single-game record 35 attempts and posted a career-best 182 yards, eclipsing the record previously shared by Adrian Peterson (Delaware, playoffs, 12-9-2000) and Charles Bostick (Eastern Kentucky, 1991)... Charlie Edwards’ 57-yard long punt is his long for 2010, putting The

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1 5:41 Mora 26yd FG :49 Brown 3yd run (Mora kick) 2 11:31 Mora 26yd FG 3 :42 McKinnon 3yd (Mora kick) STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Attempts-Completions-Int. Passing Yards TOTAL OFFENSE Punts-Average Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Sacks-By Yards 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Time of Possession

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CIT 9 39 113 9-3-3 47 160 3-37.0 7-6 1-5 1-4 1-8 1-2 22:49

RUSHING: GSU- McKinnon 35-182, TD; Brown 20-63, TD; Robinson, Dn 5-19; Wilcox 3-10; Banks 2-9; Hickey 3-5. CIT- Martin, S 8-30; Martin, T 3-21; Thompson 10-29; Dallas 8-19; Robinson 3-18; Harward 4-15; Dupree1-0; Anderson 1-0. PASSING: GSU- McKinnon 0-3-1. CIT- Thompson 3-6-2; Martin 0-3-1. RECEIVING: GSU- 0. CIT- Jones 3-47.


GAME 8 /

EAGLE RALLY FALLS SHORT AGAINST SAMFORD

OCTOBER 30, 2010 • PAULSON STADIUM • STATESBORO, GEORGIA

STATESBORO, Ga. — Junior Laron Scott (Warner Robins, Ga.) eluded numerous Samford players on a 76-yard kickoff return, setting Georgia Southern up for a quick touchdown just under seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter Saturday afternoon. Samford, however, held off the late Eagle charge for a 20-13 win at Paulson Stadium, its third in the last three meetings between the two teams. Scott’s scamper, comprising nearly half of his kickoff return yards for the day, re-energized the Eagles, who had trailed Samford since the start of the second quarter. Georgia Southern needed only three plays and 28 seconds to get into the end zone with Nico Hickey (Columbus, Ga.) taking the option pitch left for 10 yards and a first down. Junior quarterback Jaybo Shaw (Flowery Branch, Ga.), who came into the game in the third quarter, took the next two plays -- the first for 11 yards and the second for the one-yard touchdown -- to pull the Eagles within one score. Territory became even more important in the final minutes as Samford punted the ball back to Georgia Southern with four minutes left in the game, but the Bulldogs kept the Eagles from advancing past the GSU 26-yard line. Georgia Southern gave the ball back to Samford with the Eagle defense holding Samford to minus eight yards to regain possession with 1:13 left. The comeback script was written on the sidelines, but the final plays did not add up to an Eagle score. Georgia Southern’s record evened to 4-4 and 2-3 in the SoCon, identical to Samford’s 4-4, 2-3 league mark. After posting a combined three offensive yards in its first two drives of the game, Samford put together its longest scoring drive of the year, going 98 yards in 14 plays to cross the goal line. Cameron Yaw added the extra point and the Bulldogs took a 7-6 lead early in the second quarter. Yaw would close the first half with a 46-yard field goal after Samford gained possession on an Eagle fumble at the GSU 38. Dustin Taliaferro and Chris Evans could only move the ball 10 yards before Yaw came in to kick the field goal and give Samford a 13-6 advantage. The Eagles punted after three unsuccessful drives in the third quarter while the Bulldogs salvaged a 31-yard field goal from Yaw after Evans ran for 37 of the Bulldogs’ 45 yards in the drive. Shaw came in for the final Eagles drive of the quarter, spelling freshman quarterback Jerick McKinnon (Marietta, Ga.) who had taken every snap to that point. Evans, who finished the game with his season-best 165 rushing yards, picked up 24 in the next drive for the Bulldogs. The Eagle defense kept fighting and had back-to-back tackles for loss to get the ball back on downs. Deep in Georgia Southern territory, the Eagles had only 73 seconds to score. A 15-yard pass to freshman Tray Butler (Stockbridge, Ga.) got GSU to the 40-yard line, but not past it, giving the ball back to Samford at the end of the game. Georgia Southern began the scoring Saturday as McKinnon ran in for the one-yard touchdown. The Eagles had pushed downfield on their first scoring drive, racking up four first downs and moving the ball 69 yards in 12 plays. The two-point conversion attempt failed, but Georgia Southern had the 6-0 lead at the 8:07 mark of the first quarter. Sophomore nose tackle Brent Russell (Comer, Ga.) and junior safety Derek Heyden (Atlanta, Ga.) both registered eight tackles on the night, each with a tackle for loss each. Junior defensive tackle Roderick Tinsley (Soperton, Ga.) posted his second straight game with

two-and-a-half tackles for losses bringing his season total to seven in that category. Tinsley had six total tackles with senior E.J. Webb (Roanoke, Va.) recording seven. NOTES: At halftime of the Samford game, Georgia Southern honored its Class of 2010 Athletics Hall of Fame which included Tara Chaisson (women’s soccer), Pat Douglas (football), Greg Hill (football), Paul Johnson (football coach), Stacey Scheible (women’s swimming), Jeff Shireman (baseball) and Britta Wilms (women’s tennis)... Jerick McKinnon had both his first and second pass completions of his Georgia Southern career with Robert Brown the recipient of both... McKinnon passed on his first play from scrimmage in the first quarter, ending with a nine-yard catch by R. Brown... Laron Scott’s 76-yard kickoff return was the longest of the season and Darreion Robinson’s 29-yard punt return also ranked as the longest in 2010... Junior kicker Adrian Mora (Dalton, Ga.) continued his streak of career consecutive PATs made, now with 74... Mora also extended his streak of accounting for at least one point in every game in which he has played... Chris Evans’ 165 yards were the most by an individual against the Eagles this year. SAMFORD 0 GEORGIA SOUTHERN 6 (Attendance: 15,431; Temp. 73)

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1 8:07 McKinnon 1yd run (Wilcox rush failed) 2 14:16 Evans 5yd run (Yaw kick) 00:06 Yaw 46yd FG 3 5:03 Yaw 31yd FG 4 6:53 Barnett 5yd run (Yaw kick) 6:09 Shaw 11yd run (Mora kick) STATISTICS SAM First Downs 17 52 Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Passes Att-Comp-Int 21-11-0 Passing Yards 108 TOTAL OFFENSE 73-319 Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards 0-0 Kickoff Returns-Yards 3-57 Interception Returns-Yards 1-0 Punts (Number-Avg) 7-40.0 0-0 Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 6-45 Possession Time 29:52 Third-Down Conversions 6 of 18 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 2 3-4 Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards 3-19

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GSU 12 50 11-5-1 52 61-174 0-0 3-30 4-157 0-0 6-42.5 4-1 3-30 30:08 4 of 13 0 of 3 2-2 1-10

RUSHING: Samford-Chris Evans 34-165; Alex Barnett 7-24; D. Taliaferro 6-13; J. Sillers 1-7; Jeff Ogren 2-4; Quin Roberson 1-0; TEAM 1-minus 2. GSU-Brown,Robert 13-42; McKinnon,Jerick 17-39; Robinson, Dn 3-17; Hickey,Nico 2-13; Banks,Lee 4-11; Wilcox,J.J. 5-4; Shaw,Jaybo 6-minus 4. PASSING: Samford-D. Taliaferro 11-21-0-108. GSU-Shaw,Jaybo 3-9-135; McKinnon,Jerick 2-2-0-17. RECEIVING: Samford-Chris Evans 3-18; Mason Wald 2-23; Kelsey Pope 2-10; Jeff Ogren 1-31; Alex Barnett 1-13; Bill Kottas 1-7; David Strider 1-6. GSU-Brown,Robert 2-17; Butler,Tray 1-15; Robinson, Dn 1-14; Sumner,Tyler 1-6. TACKLES: GSU-Heyden 12; Rowe 8; Russell 7; J. Martin 6; Webb 6; UTC-Consiglio 10; Donald 7; Williams 6-0; Tippit 6; Miller 6

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN DEFEATS TOP-RANKED APPALACHIAN STATE NOVEMBER 6, 2010 • PAULSON STADIUM • STATESBORO, GEORGIA

STATESBORO, Ga.— Freshman Robert Brown (Macon, Ga.) ran for a four-yard touchdown in overtime and then junior linebacker Darius Eubanks (Harlem, Ga.) forced an Appalachian State fumble on the Mountaineers fourth play in their OT series to capture a 21-14 win over the top-ranked team in the Football Championship Subdivision. Georgia Southern (5-4, 3-3 SoCon) handed Appalachian State (8-1, 6-1 SoCon) its first loss of 2010 and the Eagle win snapped Appalachian State’s 26-game conference win streak, fittingly as Georgia Southern was the last Southern Conference team to defeat the Mountaineers in a 38-35 win at Kidd Brewer Stadium in 2007. The Eagles last beat a number-one team at Paulson Stadium in 2005, recording a 27-24 win over Furman. “I’m just thrilled for our kids,” said Georgia Southern first-year Head Coach Jeff Monken. “I’m so proud of their effort and the job that our coaches did. Brent Pry called the defense and he shut down a great offense in the second half. Brent Davis called a great, great game, just an unbelievable job. Our kids fought, and they believed, and I was so impressed with their poise, and the look in their eyes. There wasn’t any doubt. There wasn’t any fear. They really were determined that they were going to try and find a way. It’s really a great effort by our team. I’m really proud of them and proud to be the coach.” Appalachian State got on the board early with a pair of touchdowns in the opening quarter for a quick 14-0 lead. With five seconds left before halftime, Georgia Southern junior quarterback Jaybo Shaw (Flowery Branch, Ga.) ran one in from one yard out to cut the Mountaineer lead in half. The Eagles knotted the game at 14-all on the opening possession of the second half, a 16-play, 76-yard drive that ate up a season-long 9:27, capped off by a two-yard run by sophomore slotback Darreion Robinson (Bishop, Ga.). A Georgia Southern fumble set up Appalachian State’s first touchdown drive as Bobby Bozzo recovered it and ran 23 yards to the Eagle 12-yard line. The Mountaineers needed only three plays to convert the turnover into a score as Presley kept the ball for an early 6-0 lead. Jason Vitaris added the extra point to make the score 7-0 at the 11:12 mark of the first quarter. On the Mountaineers next drive, Presley used five passes and a couple of rushing plays to move Appalachian State 73 yards downfield. Devon Moore took the ball eight yards on first-and-goal to the Georgia Southern one. Moore then went up the middle for the one-yard score and Vitaris added the extra point, giving Appalachian State a 14-0 lead within the first 12 minutes of play. Presley’s rush for 40 yards was the Mountaineers most productive play of the first drive in the second quarter, but Sam Martin wound up punting the ball back to the Eagles. Georgia Southern went three-and-out, taking less than a minute off the clock. Appalachian State didn’t fare better on its next series, getting to the Georgia Southern 19-yard line before Laron Scott (Warner Robins, Ga.) picked off Presley’s deep pass on the goal line for a touchback. After Shaw completed a pass to Robert Brown for 16 yards and then Nico Hickey (Columbus, Ga.) ran for a 19-yard gain, Shaw ran three straight times and picked up a Georgia Southern first down. His pass intended for touchdown territory, wound up in the hands of Appalachian State’s Dominique McDuffie. The Mountaineers would go three and out, with the Eagles beginning their drive on their own 44. Shaw directed the Eagles to the Mountaineer side of the field, first by gaining on the ground, then with an eight-yard completion to Mitch Williford (Duluth, Ga.). Converting third-and-11 with a sideline pass to Darreion Robinson for 21 yards, Shaw scrambled three plays later for 11 yards to pick up the first down and put the Eagles at first and goal on the ASU three. McKinnon stepped in to call the signals for a play, picking up two yards to bring the Eagles to the one. Shaw returned after a Georgia Southern timeout and ran in for the one-yard touchdown to cut the Mountaineer lead in half, 14-7 ASU, with just seconds left before halftime. Receiving the kickoff in the second half, the Eagles used the longest drive of the year with 16 plays and 9:27 off the clock to tie the score at 14-all. Robert Brown ran five straight plays for 23 yards bringing the Eagles to their

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44 yard line, then Shaw held onto the ball for the next play, picking up five yards and the Georgia Southern first down. Brown added nine more yards on the next two plays before Shaw picked up another first down with a five-yard carry. At the Appalachian State 31, Shaw completed an 18-yard pass to J.J. Wilcox (Cairo, Ga.) for the fourth first down of the drive to put the Eagles at the Mountaineer 13-yard line. Darreion Robinson took the pitch for nine yards and then two plays later scored the two-yard game-tying touchdown, 14-14. Both teams were held scoreless in the fourth quarter with the Eagles’ Charlie Edwards (Tifton, Ga.) punting three times in that period. Appalachian State threatened in its first full drive of the quarter, but Presley’s pass was intercepted by junior linebacker Michael Butler (Stone Mountain, Ga.) at the Georgia Southern 14-yard line. Butler returned it for 22 yards. Georgia Southern got the ball back on its own 25, with 1:41 on the clock, but punted to back the Mountaineers up to their own 31. Appalachian State ran two plays before regulation ended. Shaw finished as the game’s leading rusher with 86 yards on a careerhigh 23 carries. Brown tied his career high of 20 carries and had 61 yards on the afternoon. Shaw also had his career high completions and passing attempts with nine and 21, respectively, for 106 yards. Adrian Mora (Dalton, Ga.) continued his career consecutive streak of made PATs with three more for a 77-77 mark to date. Defensively, Brent Russell (Comer, Ga.), Josh Rowe (Opelika, Ga.) and Derek Heyden (Atlanta, Ga.) shared the team lead with six tackles each. (Roderick Tinsley (Soperton, Ga.) posted his third-straight game with multiple tackles for loss, following two games registering 2.5 with Saturday’s 3.0 TFL. Brent Russell had 2.5 TFL and recorded a half sack. NOTES: Saturday’s win was the sixth overtime win in program history and third straight... the forced fumble by Darius Eubanks was the second this season (first in 2010 at The Citadel) and fourth in his career... Georgia Southern held Appalachian State, which came into Saturday’s game with a 39.1 points per game average, scoreless for three quarters, the only team to manage that feat so far this season... The Eagles allowed the only two Mountaineer touchdowns in the first quarter and limited Appalachian State to 114 yards on the ground, an ASU season low, as well as a season-low 325 yards of total offense.

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ASU 15 34 114 27-14-2 211 325 6-35.3 2-1 4-40 2-11 6-14 0-0 25:08

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Presley 3yd run (Vitaris kick) Moore 1yd run (Vitaris kick) Shaw 1yd run (Mora kick) Robinson, Dn 2yd run (Mora kick) Brown 4yd run (Mora kick)

STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Attempts-Completions-Int. Passing Yards TOTAL OFFENSE Punts-Average Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Sacks-By Yards 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Time of Possession

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GSU 18 56 195 21-9-1 106 301 7-40.6 2-1 3-20 1-1 10-20 2-2 34:52

RUSHING: ASU- Presley 13-66, TD; Moore 9-25, TD; Cadet 10-16; Baker 1-4; Hillary 1-3. GSU- Shaw 23-86, TD; Brown 20-61, TD; Robinson, Dn 6-17, TD; Wilcox 3-15; Hickey 3-14; McKinnon 1-2. RECEIVING: ASU- Frazier 6-62; Quick 4-79; Hillary 2-34; Elder 1-20; Cadet 1-16. GSU- Williford 4-34; Wilcox 3-35; Robinson, Dn 1-21; Brown 1-16.PASSING: ASU- Presley 14-27-2. GSU- Shaw 9-21-1. TACKLES: ASU- Smith 16; Bozzo 7; McDuffie 6; Wylie 6; Fletcher 6; Gainey 5; Rizer 4; GSU-Heyden 6; Rowe 6; Russell 6; Tinsley 5; M. Butler 5; Scott 5; Eubanks 4; Webb 4;


SOUTHERN TOPS CATAMOUNTS 28-6 IN CULLOWHEE GAME 10 / GEORGIA NOVEMBER 13, 2010 • E.J. WHITMIRE STADIUM • CULLOWHEE, NORTH CAROLINA CULLOWHEE, N.C. — For the second straight week, Georgia Southern held its opponent scoreless for three quarters and came away with a 28-6 win over Western Carolina at E.J. Whitmire Stadium in Cullowhee, N.C. The Eagles improved to 6-4 on the year with a 4-3 record in the Southern Conference. Western Carolina fell to 2-8 and 1-6 in the league. The win also gave Georgia Southern the longest active win streak between current SoCon teams with 16 straight wins over the Catamounts. Freshman running back Robert Brown (Macon, Ga.) ran for a game-high and career-best 153 yards, which included the Eagles’ longest rush of the year, an 80-yard touchdown score in the third quarter. Junior quarterback Jaybo Shaw (Flowery Branch, Ga.) tied his career best with two rushing touchdowns today. Sophomore slotback J.J. Wilcox (Cairo, Ga.) gave the Eagles their first touchdown after Western Carolina’s Blake Bostic hit a 36-yard field goal on the Catamounts initial drive. Bostic would connect on a 38-yarder with 4:52 remaining in the first quarter for the Catamounts only other score. Georgia Southern held a slim 7-6 lead after the first quarter. Shaw’s first six points of the night came at 11:32 in the second quarter after Eagles cornerback Laron Scott (Warner Robins, Ga.) intercepted a Zac Brindise pass at midfield and returned it for 12 yards to the Catamount end of the field. Shaw threw a 22-yard pass to Tyler Sumner (Pooler, Ga.) and then escaped a sack while throwing a perfect 46-yard pass to Wilcox to put the Eagles at first-and-goal. Sophomore slotback Darreion Robinson (Bishop, Ga.) powered the ball to the two and then Shaw crossed the goal line. Shaw’s score gave the Eagles a 14-6 advantage. Neither team could get the offense rolling the rest of the second quarter. Brindise was sacked by Brent Russell (Comer, Ga.) for a loss of 12 yards, putting the Catamounts at a third-and-23 at their own threeyard line. On the next Catamount series, sophomore linebacker Josh Rowe (Opelika, Ala.) recovered a fumble at midfield to end that drive. Georgia Southern went three and out on two of its next three drives, losing its other possession on an interception. Western Carolina punted on its last possession of the half. Following Georgia Southern’s three-and-out to open the second half, Western Carolina drove to the GSU 15-yard line, converting first on a third-and-seven as Brindise competed a nine-yard pass to Josh Cockrell. The Catamounts picked up another first down on an Eagle personal foul and then Sidney Rhodes had back-to-back carries of 14 and 22 yards, respectively, to get to the GSU six-yard line. A WCU holding penalty moved the Catamounts back to the 12 and Russell tackled Michael Johnson for a loss of three yards to move the ball to the 15. Brindise threw incomplete to Jacoby Mitchell. On his next attempt, Brindise’s pass went into the hands of Scott for his second interception of the night, tying his career best and in the process, tying the Georgia Southern single-season record for interceptions. The Eagles gave the ball right back to the Catamounts. The Eagles converted on third-and-one, but Catamounts converted defender Chris Everett forced the ball loose on the carry. Western Carolina began its drive at midfield with Brindise completing two straight passes to Deja Alexander and Mitchell for two straight first downs. Defensive end Roderick Tinsley (Soperton, Ga.) stopped Michael Johnson for a loss of five yards, but Mitchell grabbed an eight-yard pass to put the Catamounts at the GSU 18. Mitchell dropped the next attempt and Bostic set up for a 36-yard field goal. A low kick and charging Tinsley met at the point of impact, blocking the field goal. Georgia Southern took over at its own 20 with 4:43 left in the third. On the first play from scrimmage, Brown found the end zone on the 80-yard run and Mora hit the PAT to put the Eagles up 21-6.

Carrying over from the end of the third quarter and at third-and-10, Shaw broke loose for a 15-yard carry and had an 18-yard rush two plays later to the WCU 41. Georgia Southern’s next play, a Shaw-toWilliford 29-yard completion put the Eagles at the Western 12. Darreion Robinson ran for 10 more yards to the two-yard-line giving the Eagles four tries at the goal line. Shaw picked up one yard on his first carry and then ran in for the one-yard touchdown. Shaw’s second touchdown gave Georgia Southern some insurance, and the final margin, 28-6, in a hard-fought game. Freshman Jerick McKinnon (Marietta, Ga.) took over for the Eagles for the remainder of the quarter. The Catamounts drove 10 plays to the Eagles’ 38, but Boyd Sasser (Millen, Ga.) recovered a fumble to end the drive. Rowe led all Eagles with eight tackles while Russell, Michael Butler (Stone Mountain, Ga.), Derek Heyden (Atlanta, Ga.) and E.J. Webb (Roanoke, Va.) had seven each. Russell registered 3.5 tackles for loss, topping his previous career best of 3.0 in a single game last week against Appalachian State. NOTES: The 80-yard TD run by Brown was the longest rush by an Eagle this year and the one-play drive the shortest drive of the season in terms of time at 11 seconds... Western Carolina and Georgia Southern, conference leaders in tackles for loss, combined for 19 with the Catamounts’ 11 and Eagles’ 8... Mora remained perfect in his career with 81 straight PATs, adding four to his total on Saturday... attendance was 6,244 on Hall of Fame Day at E.J. Whitmire Stadium.

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Bostic 36 FG Wilcox 2 yd run (Mora kick) Bostic 38 FG Shaw 2 yd run (Mora kick) Robert Brown 80 yd run (Mora kick) Shaw 1 yd run (Mora kick)

STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

GSU 19 53-277 136 10-7-1 63-413 1-3 1-3 3-69 3-12 4-36.0 3-1 8-67 32:11 8 of 14 0 of 2 3-3 3-36

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WCU 15 30-68 191 33-18-3 63-259 1--5 0-0 5-85 1-0 4-41.5 3-2 8-52 26:45 2 of 12 1 of 1 2-5 2-13

RUSHING: GSU-R. Brown 17-153, TD; McKinnon 8-46; Dn Robinson 7-33; Wilcox 5-30, TD; Shaw 12-20, 2 TD; Hickey 2-9; WCU- M. Johnson 15-48; Rhodes 2-36; Harris 6-15; Brindise 7-(-31). PASSING: GSU-Shaw 7-10-1-136. Western Carolina-Zac Brindise 18-33-3-191. RECEIVING: GSU-Williford 2-36; T. Butler 2-25; Wilcox 1-46; Sumner 1-22; R. Brown 1-7. WCU-Mitchell 8-79; Cockrell 5-50; Alexander 2-44; Rogers 2-15; Williams 1-3. TACKLES: GSU-Rowe 8, Russell 7, Butler 7, Heyden 7, Eubanks 5 WCU- Everett 11, Carson 10, C. Johnson 8, Bell 6, A. Brown 6, C.J. Johnson 5

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SOUTHERN RALLIES FOR 32-28 WIN OVER FURMAN GAME 11 / GEORGIA NOVEMBER 20, 2010 • PALADIN STADIUM • GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA GREENVILLE, S.C. — In the same vein as so many Furman-Georgia Southern games before, the Eagles’ thrilling 32-28 win at Paladin Stadium Saturday went down to the wire and down to the goal line. Junior quarterback Jaybo Shaw (Flowery Branch, Ga.) ran for a four-yard score, his third touchdown of the day, with 67 seconds left in the game to give the Eagles their first and only lead. The Eagles (7-4, 5-3 SoCon) won their last three games to end the regular season. Shaw finished the game with a career-best 101 rushing yards on a Georgia Southern record 36 carries. Sophomore slotback J.J. Wilcox (Cairo, Ga.) had 107 yards on three receptions, including a long of 47 yards and another 41-yard catch. Freshman running back Robert Brown (Macon, Ga.) had 91 yards on 19 carries. “I am so proud of our team,” said Eagles Head Coach Jeff Monken. “They kept fighting, and I’m just proud of the way they banded together, and fought, and kept believing. It was really an outstanding effort by our football team - a great job by our coaches, our defensive staff and our offensive staff did a tremendous job.” Down 17-28 at the end of the third quarter, the Eagle defense held Furman scoreless in the final period and the offense scored on back-to-back drives to pull out the win. Shaw directed a 20-play drive, for a season-long 93 yards resulting in a Wilcox touchdown to pull Georgia Southern within five, 23-28. The Eagles went for the two-point conversion with Wilcox punching it through to narrow the score to 25-28 with 3:40 left in the game. The scoring drive was the longest of the season on all accounts, using 11:04 off the clock. The Paladins, playing their last game under Coach Bobby Lamb, started their next drive at their own 24. Jerry Williams picked up six yards and set up a thirdand four when junior safety Derek Heyden forced Paladin quarterback Cody Worley to fumble near the Furman sideline. Junior defensive tackle Roderick Tinsley (Soperton, Ga.) recovered the ball for the Eagles and Georgia Southern started its drive at the Furman 33. Shaw ran for 14 yards to reset the downs, then moved the Eagles inside the Furman 20 with a six-yard gain. Shaw handed off to Brown for nine yards and a trip inside the Furman five. Shaw scored the four-yard touchdown to give the Eagles their first and only lead of the game. Mora kicked his 84th consecutive career point after for the 32-28 final. The Eagles trailed 7-0 after Worley threw a 71-yard long touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage and Ray Early converted the point after. After Furman recovered a fumble on Georgia Southern’s first possession, the Paladins used just over a minute to travel 26 yards in three plays and take a 14-0 lead at the 12:48 mark of the first quarter. It was the third time this season the Eagles had been down 14-0. Georgia Southern picked up a first down on its next series, but punted back to Furman. The Paladins went three and out, with Chas Short’s punt going out of bounds at the Georgia Southern 38. Junior slotback Nico Hickey (Columbus, Ga.) helped the Eagles to a first down with a 17-yard run on third-and -four. Shaw carried seven times on the Eagles’ 10-play scoring drive, with his long carry of 18 mixed with short gains, crossing the goal line from three yards out, Furman 14, Georgia Southern 7. Getting the ball back on their own seven-yard line with a minute left in the first quarter, Wilcox brought the Eagles to their 13, Brown had a one-yard gain, then Shaw carried the next five times, converting on a fourth-and-one to keep the drive alive. The Eagles marched to the Furman 24-yard line where the Paladin defenders stopped Brown on third-and-seven. Junior Adrian Mora (Dalton, Ga.) connected on a 41-yard field goal, tying his longest of the year, to cut the Furman lead to 14-10. The Paladins responded with a 13-play drive, using Georgia Southern’s penalty yards effectively, for first and goal at the GSU eight-yard line. The Paladins’ Jerry Williams ran the ball twice to set up the Tersoo Uhaa one-yard touchdown and Early point after for a 21-10 Furman advantage. A fumble recovered by Furman put the Paladins at the GSU 37, but they could not advance as Worley’s completion to Mims went for no gain with Josh Rowe (Opelika, Ala.) and John Douglas (Augusta, Ga.) on the coverage. Worley was sacked by Brent Russell (Comer, Ga.) and his next pass to Mims on third-and-18 fell incomplete. The Eagles went three and out, punting to Furman with the Paladins closing the half with a 21-10 lead.

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Georgia Southern scored on its first drive out of the second half. Darreion Robinson (Bishop, Ga.) and Shaw had back-to-back gains of 11 yards to put the Eagles at their own 40. Shaw picked up another three yards and Brown seven more before Shaw threw a 47-yard pass to Wilcox, who was pulled down at the four-yard line. Shaw gained three yards, but was stopped short of the goal scoring a one-yard touchdown on his second attempt. Mora’s point after put Eagles within one touchdown, 17-21, with 10:52 left to play in the third. Furman couldn’t get past midfield and a bad snap on the punt provided an opportunity for Georgia Southern at the Furman 22. Brown’s 19-yard scurry on the first play of the possession brought the Eagles to the Furman three-yard line. Shaw’s attempts to get into the end zone were stopped by Furman’s front line three times at the one-yard line. Brown had the final try, but the Furman defense stood. Furman took over at its own one. Two plays later, Williams fumbled and Eubanks recovered the ball at the Furman five. The possession was short-lived as Georgia Southern’s fumble was picked up by Furman’s Ryan Steed. Steed went 89 yards before being tackled by Wilcox at the GSU 8. Derek Heyden (Atlanta, Ga.) wrapped up Mike Brown for a four-yard loss, but Worley hit Paladin Tyler Maples for a 10-yard touchdown pass. Early converted the PAT and Furman extended its lead to 28-17 with 3:34 left in the third. NOTES: For the fourth straight year, the road team won the game... Georgia Southern’s current three-game win streak is the first of that length since 2007, the same year the Eagles last posted seven wins... Shaw’s three touchdowns, 36 carries and 101 rushing yards are all individual career bests... Georgia Southern dominated Furman in time of possession, 38:20 to Furman’s 21:40...The Eagles are 7-0 in games where they have a time of possession greater than 30:00.

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Mims 71 pass from Worley (Early kick) J. Williams 6 run (Early kick) Shaw 3 run (Mora kick) Mora 41 FG Uhaa 1 run (Early kick) Shaw 1 run (Mora kick) Maples 10 pass from Worley Wilcox 1 run (Wilcox run) Shaw 4 yd run (Mora kick)

STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

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WCU 15 14 30-36 210 29-17-0 59-246 1-89 0-0 5-61 4-39.0 2-2 4-38 21:40 7 of 13 0 of 1 3-3 0-0

RUSHING: GSU-Shaw 36-101; R. Brown 19-91; Dn Robinson 8-49; Hickey 2-19; Wilcox6-17. FUR-Furman-Uhaa 10-34; J. Williams 8-25; Worley 6-6; Dakota Derrick 1-6 PASSING: GSU-Shaw 5-6-0-126. FUR-Worley 16-28-0-196; Derrick 1-1-0-14. RECEIVING: GSU-Wilcox 3-107; Hickey 1-13; T. Butler 1-6. FURMims 7-111; Maples 5-33; Hendrix 2-18; McFadden 1-23; Cunningham 1-16; Anderson 1-9. TACKLES (UA-A): GSU-Rowe 3-7; Webb 4-5; Heyden 5-3; Westbrooks 5-2; M. Butler 1-3; Russell 0-4; Tinsley 2-1; Furman-Anderson 5-12; Solomon 4-6; Wiley 3-7; Steed 4-4; Lerner 2-6; Worthy 1-6; Wade 2-4


DEFEAT SOUTH CAROLINA STATE IN FIRST-ROUND PLAYOFF WIN GAME 12 / EAGLES NOVEMBER 27, 2010 • PAULSON STADIUM • STATESBORO, GEORGIA STATESBORO, Ga. — Sophomore slotback J.J. Wilcox (Cairo, Ga.) scored two touchdowns, one in the first quarter and one in the fourth as Georgia Southern ran to a 41-16 victory over 12th-ranked South Carolina State in the first round of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoffs. The Eagles had three defensive scores, returning a fumble for a touchdown and recording two safeties on kickoffs while holding the Bulldogs to only 223 yards of offense. With the victory, the Eagles added another win to its playoff total, now 39, the best among all FCS institutions. The win also gave Georgia Southern 30 playoff wins in Paulson Stadium with a home playoff winning percentage of 90.9. The Eagles will play their next 2010 playoff game at second-seeded William & Mary as The Tribe earned a first-round bye, with a 1:30 p.m. kickoff time at Zable Stadium. GSU amassed 323 yards on the ground and held South Carolina State to only 66 rushing yards for the game. Freshman quarterback Jerick McKinnon (Marietta, Ga.) took over the signal calling from Shaw, who left the game with an injury during the GSU’s second drive of the first quarter. McKinnon directed the Eagles to their third-highest rushing yards total of the season with 344. Freshman Robert Brown (Macon, Ga.) led all rushers with 77 yards rushing with Lee Banks (Augusta, Ga.) adding 56 and Wilcox 50 as 12 Eagles carried the ball. Defensively, sophomore linebacker Josh Rowe (Opelika, Ala.) had five tackles to lead Georgia Southern. Sophomore nose tackle Brent Russell (Comer, Ga.) had four total tackles while Rowe and Russell each had one of the Eagles’ six tackles for loss. Georgia Southern struck first, converting on third downs twice and relying exclusively on the run for its first score. Eleven plays and 80 yards later Wilcox crossed the goal line after receiving the pitch from junior quarterback Jaybo Shaw (Flowery Branch, Ga.) with Adrian Mora (Dalton, Ga.) providing the point after, Eagles 7-0. On the kickoff, the Bulldogs fumbled the return and junior safety Michael Butler (Stone Mountain, Ga.) made the tackle in the end zone for the safety to put the Eagles up 9-0. With 2:34 left in the first quarter, Russell forced the ball loose from the hands of Bulldog quarterback Malcolm Long. Freshman defensive lineman Josh Gebhardt (Douglasville, Ga.) picked up the ball and returned it 34 yards for an Eagle touchdown. Mora added the point after and Georgia Southern led 16-0. Freshman Tray Butler (Stockbridge, Ga.) picked up 19 yards on the first play of the Eagles next drive and Robert Brown (Macon, Ga.) added 21 yards on his next two carries to put the Eagles at the South Carolina State 19 early in the second quarter. Georgia Southern could not pick up a first down and sent Mora out for a successful 32-yard field goal, Georgia Southern 19-0. The Bulldogs’ Lennel Elmore returned the kickoff 90 yards to put South Carolina State on the board 19-7 after the Blake Erickson PAT. The Bulldogs held Georgia Southern to three-and-out on its next series and started their drive at their own 22. A Devin Wherry 54-yard sprint brought South Carolina State to the Eagles 21. A Georgia Southern face mask penalty saved the Bulldogs from its third-and-11 and provided a new set of downs at the GSU 11. After Elmore picked up nine yards to the GSU 4, Long’s pass attempt in the end zone fell incomplete. Erickson hit the 21yard field goal to add three points for the 19-10 score. Finding little success on its next possession, and losing a yard on the final play of the series, a fake punt provided the Eagles with a first down. Sophomore Josh Rowe (Opelika, Ala.) ran for 33 yards to the SCSU 36. Georgia Southern couldn’t capitalize on the big play and would turn the ball over on downs for the Eagles’ final drive of the half. Starting the third quarter with the ball, the Eagles stalled at fourth-andeight on their first possession and lined up for the field goal. Instead, punter Charlie Edwards (Tifton, Ga.) threw a 14-yard pass to long snapper Carter Jones (Moultrie, Ga.) to pick up the first down at the SCSU 18. McKinnon brought GSU to first-and-goal at the Bulldog 6 and Robert Brown took two attempts to get to the two-yard line. A delay of game penalty on Georgia Southern pushed the ball back to the Bulldog 7 and the Eagles opted to go for the Mora 23-yard field goal. The Eagles led 22-10. Both teams treated the ball like a hot potato in the third quarter, with neither interested in keeping possession for any length of time. With 4:22

left, Georgia Southern would put Mora in position for another field goal, a 45-yard attempt, as time expired. Mora tied his career-best with three field goals in a game and his 45-yard field goal was his long for 2010, giving the Eagles a 15-point cushion at 25-10. For the second time in the game, and probably for the only time ever in the history of the program, Georgia Southern recorded its second safety on a kickoff return. Senior Calvin West (Mableton, Ga.) forced the fumble and the Bulldogs recovered in their own endzone for a 27-10 Georgia Southern lead. The Eagles, with the ball again after the kickoff, used 11 plays with a mix of McKinnon, Banks and Wilcox runs to go 61 plays downfield. GSU took 5:33 off the clock while adding another touchdown and PAT to the scoreboard, 34-10 Georgia Southern. After connecting with Elmore for a short pass, Long hit Eagle Gebhardt on his next attempt. Gebhardt returned the interception four yards to the SCSU 19, putting the Eagle offense back on the field. Georgia Southern took five plays and 2:22 as junior quarterback Russell DeMasi kept the football for a one-yard touchdown run. Mora added the point after to extend his career consecutive PAT streak to 88 and put the Eagles up 41-10. South Carolina State responded with a two-play drive, the second play of the series a 58-yard post pass to Elmore for the Bulldog touchdown. Erickson’s point after attempt failed leaving SCSU with only six points, Georgia Southern 41-16.

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FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

SCSU 7 18-66 157 25-12-3 43-223 0-0 1-9 5-106 0-0 5-36.2 3-1 8-46 18:20 2 of 9 0 of 1 1-1 1-6

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RUSHING: SCSU-Wherry 4-57; Merrill 2-19; Jordon 7-5; Elmore 2-3; Long 2-(-6); GSU-Brown 15-77; Banks 8-56; Wilcox 11-50; McKinnon 23-42; Rowe 1-33; Dn. Robinson, Dn 6-27; T. Butler 1-19; DeMasi 3-13; Shaw 3-9 PASSING: SCSU-Long 11-24-3-161 GSU-McKinnon 1-4-0-7; Edwards 1-1-0-14 RECEIVING: SCSU-McDonald 6-71; Elmore 3-69; Christie 1-15; Jordon 1-6; Williams GSU-Jones 1-14; Hickey 1-7 TACKLES (UA-A): SCSU-Ellis 11-2; Richard 7-1; Ayers 5-1; McFadden 5-0; Washington 4-1; Wilkerson 4-1; Ferguson 3-2; Douglas 4-0; Thompson 4-0; Erby 2-2; Harris 3-0; Parks 3-0; Drummond 3-0 GSURowe 4-1; Russell 3-1; Gebhardt 3-0; Butler 3-0; Eubanks 2-0; West 2-0; Scott 2-0; Tinsley 2-0; Stevenson 1-1; Webb 0-2; Riley 0-2

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TOP TRIBE WITH SECOND-HALF SHUTOUT GAME 13 / EAGLES DECEMBER 4, 2010 • ZABLE STADIUM •WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Georgia Southern (9-4) held fourth-ranked William & Mary (8-4) scoreless in the second half and did not allow an offensive touchdown in the Eagles’ 31-15 win Saturday at Zable Stadium. Junior quarterback Jaybo Shaw tied a career-best with three rushing touchdowns and freshman fullback Robert Brown ran for a career-best 178 yards in the victory. It was the Eagles’ first road playoff win since Georgia Southern’s 27-18 win at Delaware during the 2000 national championship season. Down 15-14 at the half, Georgia Southern scored on its first drive of the third quarter to retake the lead, keyed by a 44-yard carry down the sideline by Darreion Robinson on the first play of the possession. J.J. Wilcox (Cairo, Ga.) leapt for a 19-yard pass, his only reception of the day, to put the Eagles at the WM 13. A false start penalty brought the ball back to the WM 18, but great blocking cleared the path for Shaw to the goal line, ending the 81-yard drive with his second touchdown of the day. Georgia Southern led 21-15 after Adrian Mora’s point after touchdown. Shaw started Georgia Southern’s next drive with an eight-yard pass to Brown, but went to the ground for the next 11 plays. Using 7:36 on the drive, Adrian Mora hit a 21-yard field goal to put the score at 24-15, Georgia Southern. Senior Tobi Akinniranye had 23 yards rushing on the drive with Brown totaling 19 and Brian Wilcher adding a carry for nine yards. Penalties were the enemy of the Tribe in the third quarter as its biggest threat, a 44-yard pass play from William & Mary quarterback Mike Callahan to Ryan Moody, a play that would have put the Tribe at the Georgia Southern eight-yard line, was called back due to holding. Running back Jonathan Grimes picked up two yards on the next play. A Callahan pass intended for Moody fell incomplete as sophomore defensive end Terico Agnew sacked Callahan for a loss of 12 yards. Georgia Southern began its next drive on its own 31, getting two plays off before the start of the fourth quarter. On third-and-five, Brown picked up the Eagle first down with an eight-yard rush. Wilcox moved the chains again with his 12-yard carry. After a six-yard rush by Brown, Wilcox brought the Eagles to the William & Mary 15 with a 23-yard dash. At third-and-three, Shaw kept for an Eagle first down at Tribe three, then scored on the next play. Mora hit his fourth point after of the day and kept his streak of consecutive PATs made intact. Defense stifled William & Mary’s last drive. The Tribe had moved downfield and deep into Eagle territory as Callahan hit six different targets. William & Mary converted four times on third down attempts and settled at the GSU 25 when Callahan threw two incomplete passes before connecting with Grimes for a five-yard gain. The Tribe would not convert the most critical third down as Brent Russell sacked Callahan for a loss of 11 to turn the ball over to Georgia Southern on downs. Sophomore linebacker Josh Rowe topped the Eagles’ tackle list with career-best 12 tackles (5U, 7A) with a sack. Lavelle Westbrooks and Derek Heyden had six tackles each. Agnew finished with three tackles and led the Eagles with two sacks. The staunch Eagle defense held William & Mary to only 214 yards of total offense after The Tribe averaged 476 per game over its previous two games against Richmond and James Madison. The Eagles’ final possession used 5:49 of clock and took the ball 52 yards to the William & Mary 17. Brown added 30 yards to his total on the drive to push him past his previous career best of 153 in the Western Carolina game. Wilcox had two carries for nine yards each in the final series. Brown put Georgia Southern on the board first with a six-yard score to cap an all-Brown series on the Eagles’ first possession. Brown opened the drive with a 45-yard run to the WM 16, then had carries of seven and three yards before the touchdown. Mora added the PAT for the Eagles 7-0 lead. Two penalties on the William & Mary drive, plus the tenacity of the GSU defense, forced the Tribe to settle for a field goal after getting the ball on its own 40. The Tribe capitalized on a Georgia Southern pass interference call for one first down, then had another on a Grimes 29-yard run. Courtland Marriner took two shots at the end zone, but Rowe sacked Callahan back at the 15-yard line on third down. Drake Kuhn kicked the 32-yard field goal to put the Tribe on the scoreboard, 7-3 GSU.

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The Tribe would get in the red zone again, but again taking away only a field goal. William & Mary got to the GSU 18 before two Tribe passes fell incomplete. Kuhn kicked a 36-yard field goal to bring the Tribe within one, 7-6, with five seconds remaining in the first quarter. With the ball at the GSU 46 at the start of the second, the Eagles ran the ball on every play, with Brown and Darreion Robinson rushing for 13 yards on back-to-back carries. From the WM 16, Brown had nine yards to bring the Eagles to the seven. Shaw picked up six on the next play. Stopped at the one on second and goal, Shaw kept for his first touchdown of the afternoon. Mora completed the effort with a PAT for a 14-6 Georgia Southern lead. The defense helped William & Mary go three and out on its next series. Georgia Southern began from its own 39, but Evan Francks intercepted Shaw’s pass attempt and went 48 yards for a touchdown. The two-point conversion pass fell incomplete, but the Tribe pulled within striking distance, down two points, 14-12 Eagles, with 6:25 remaining in the first half. After a three-and-out series by the Eagles, William and Mary took the 15-14 lead after Kuhn hit his third field goal, for 33 yards, after a 12-play, 60-yard drive. NOTES: Georgia Southern last won five straight games during the 2004 season... with the win over #4 William & Mary, the Eagles have defeated four top-25 teams... the Eagles beat three top-25 teams during the 2007 season (#5 Appalachian State, #25 The Citadel and #10 Wofford)... the Eagles last won four straight on the road during the 2008 season... Laron Scott had five kickoff returns for 110 yards, adding to his single-season record with 956 kickoff return yards on the year. Scott surpassed Nay Young’s 1986 record of 33 kickoff returns in a single season and stands at 36 for 2010... attendance at Zable Stadium was listed as 8,243.

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FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

GSU 24 59-423 31 7-3-1 66-454 0-0 1-9 5-110 0-0 2-40.0 0-0 8-80 33:49 7 of 12 0 of 0 5-6 4-33

W&M 16 26-101 113 34-16-0 60-214 0-0 0-0 5-94 1-48 4-42.5 0-0 8-54 26:11 8 of 16 0 of 1 3-4 0-0

RUSHING: GSU-Brown 24-178, 1 TD; Shaw 18-87, 3 TDs; Wilcox 7-68; Dn Robinson 3-60; Akinniranye 4-23; Wilcher 1-9. W&M-Grimes 14-100; Marriner 3-14 PASSING: GSU-Shaw 3-6-1-31; W&M-Callahan 16-34-0-113. RECEIVING: GSU-Wilcox 1-19; Brown 1-8; Williford 1-4. W&M-Moody 4-31; Hill 3-22; Grimes 3-18; Woolfolk 2-22; Kearney 1-9; Mangas 1-6; Gottlieb 1-4; Marriner 1-1. TACKLES (UA-A): GSU-Rowe 5-7; Westbrooks 4-2; Heyden 3-3; Tinsley 4-1; Hill 3-2; Eubanks 2-3; Agnew 3-0; Webb 2-1; Gebhardt 1-2; Scott 2-0; Stevenson 1-1; Butler 1-0; Russell 1-0; Mattingly 1-0; Watkins 0-1; W&M- Cook 10-6; Wells 5-5; Beerhalter 5-2; Hyde 5-2; Francks 4-2; Steinman 4-1; Thompson 4-1


HOLD ONTO 23-20 WIN AT WOFFORD GAME 14 / EAGLES DECEMBER 11, 2010 • GIBBS STADIUM •SPARTANBURG, S.C. SPARTANBURG, S.C. - And then there were four. Georgia Southern (10-4) held on to defeat the Southern Conference co-champion Wofford Terriers (10-3) 23-20 at Gibbs Stadium Saturday afternoon to advance to the NCAA FCS Semifinals. Adrian Mora scored Georgia Southern’s only points of the second half to give the Eagles the margin of victory. Mora hit a 37-yard field goal with 10:43 left in the game to extend the Eagles’ lead to 23-13.Wofford, who had scratched its way back into the game in the second half, recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown with 5:13 left to pull within three, 23-20. Three straight scores by Georgia Southern gave the Eagles a 17-0 lead early in the second quarter with the first two touchdowns resulting from two Terrier turnovers in the first period. Freshman Tray Butler caught a 25-yard touchdown pass near the goal line to give the Eagles their first score following a Terrier fumble at the Georgia Southern 20. On Wofford’s first play of its ensuing drive, DE John Douglas picked up the second Terrier fumble of the game and took it to the end zone with 3:44 left in the first quarter. After a quick Terrier possession, Georgia Southern got the ball back with 2:13 left. Five plays on the ground ended the first quarter and the Eagles continued on the ground with two more rushing plays to start the second quarter. Mora was brought in for the 33-yard field goal and the Eagles took a 17-0 lead. Wofford’s next series ended with a 34-yard punt, putting the Eagles at the Terrier 49 to start their drive. On the first play from scrimmage, Jaybo Shaw found Tyler Sumner to complete a 19-yard pass. Brian Wilcher’s 19-yard run was sandwiched between two Robert Brown carries. The Eagles' drive stalled at the Wofford 11, setting up a chance for the field goal unit. Mora missed the 28-yarder wide right for only his second miss of the season. Breitenstein paced the Terriers with 45 yards and Marshall had a 20-yard run to the Eagle four-yard in the 77-yard scoring drive. Breitenstein got as far as the GSU one-yard line on second and goal and Laron Scott turned back Marshall on third-and-goal as settled for a field goal. Christian Reed hit a 21yard field goal for theTerriers' first points of the game with 1:05 left in the half. The Eagles went 56 yards in the final 65 seconds of first half, keyed by Shaw’s 21-yard rush to the Wofford four. After an incomplete pass, Mora came out to hit a a 21-yard field goal for a 20-3 Eagle lead at the half. Georgia Southern went three and out at the start of the third quarter. With Allen back at quarterback, the Wofford drive started slowly from its own 20yard line as the Terriers’ long play was Eagle offsides penalty for five yards. Back-to-back rushes by Breitenstein brought the Terriers to their 35. Allen’s five-yard gain resulted in another first down at the 40. The Eagle defense put the Terriers at third and four when Allen connected with Brenton Bersin for six yards for another set of downs and moved the Terriers into Eagle territory. Breitenstein, who had rushed for eight yards just two plays before, pushed forward for 37 inches for a critical fourth-down conversion at the Eagle 38. On first-and-10, Allen lofted a wide-open, perfect pass to Bersin for a 37-yard touchdown reception. Reed converted the PAT and Wofford had cut the lead in half, GSU 20, Wofford 10. A quick three-and-out by the Eagles and second punt of the quarter by Edwards put the Terriers at their own 22 with 5:34 left in the third. Breitenstein lost a yard on third down and Terrier coach Mike Ayers made a gutsy call at fourth-and two at the Wofford 30. A well-executed pass from Allen to Marshall to the right sideline not only picked up the needed two yards, but an additional 20. A nine-yard pass to Bersin set up a third-and-one for Breitenstein to convert with a three-yard gain. Coverage by Derek Heyden on a deep pass intended for Devin Reed prevented Reed from the end zone. After two rushes, Allen had a four-yard run before fumbling forward. Rucker recovered for a gain of five to get the Terriers inside the Eagle 20. Breitenstein ran for six yards for a first down and then got another yard on his next carry to the Eagle 11. An incomplete pass and short gain by Rucker put the Terriers in position for the field goal. Reed made the 27-yard attempt at the 13:07 mark of the fourth quarter to put the Terriers within one touchdown of the Eagles, 20-13. Laron Scott provided the Eagles with excellent field position on the next drive, taking the kickoff 58 yards from the GSU 11 to the Wofford 31. After Wilcox’s 11-yard run, the Eagles couldn’t move the ball past the Wofford 20 and went to Mora for a 37-yard field goal. Mora’s third field goal of the game gave

the Eagles their only points of the second half, Georgia Southern 23, Wofford 13, with a long 10:43 left in the game. The Terriers started on their own 40 after the Eagle kickoff went out of bounds. Charging ahead for five-yard gains, Allen and Rucker brought the Terriers to midfield. On first-and-10, Allen went to the air and Bersin made the 38-yard catch right before he and the ball met the ground at the GSU 12. The Eagle defense allowed Allen a seven-yard gain, spotting the ball at the threeyard line on fourth-and-one. Allen ran into a charging Josh Rowe (Opelika, Ala.) for no gain and the Eagles took over on downs. With the ball and deep in their own half of the field, Shaw, Brown and Wilcox combined their carries for an Eagle first down to help move to the GSU 15. A fumble on the next play was recovered by Wofford’s Alex Goltry at the 19-yard line and he scrambled into the endzone, resuscitating the Terriers with a touchdown with 5:13 left in the game to put Eagles up only by three, 23-20. The Eagles controlled the clock for the final 5:05, moving the ball 42 yards helped in part by a facemask penalty granting the Eagles an automatic first down. The Terriers final play ran out the final eight seconds for the Eagle victory. Breitenstein was the top rusher for the game with 102 yards. Bersin had one touchdown to go with his 99 yards receiving. Darius Eubanks had a game- and career-high 11 tackles. Roderick Tinsley had nine tackles and 3.5 tackles for a total of 12 yards lost, both career bests. Rowe had nine tackles with Brent Russell registering seven, each adding a forced fumble to their totals. John Stevenson, who earned his first career start, had a career-best six tackles. Shaw averaged 4.0 yards per carry and led the Eagles with 60 yards. Tray Butler tied his career best with two receptions for a career-best 39 yards. NOTES: The away team in the series has won the game for the sixthstraight time... Saturday’s playoff game against Wofford was the first time this season GSU won the game with less than 30 minutes of possession time... Georgia Southern did not allow Wofford to score in the first quarter for its 26th scoreless quarter of the year... attendance was for the quarterfinal game was 11,823, third largest in Gibbs Stadium history.

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RUSHING: GSU-Shaw 15-60; Brown 17-50; Wilcox 4-26; Wilcher 2-25; Dn. Robinson 3-7. WOF-Breitenstein 23-102; Rucker 7-24; Marshall 4-24; Johnson 4-23; Allen 1110; Kass 3-0. PASSING: GSU-Shaw 5-11-0-78. WOF- Allen 8-12-0-160; Rucker 0-1-0-0; Kass 0-0-0-0.. RECEIVING: GSU-T. Butler 2-39; Sumner 2-26; Wilcox 1-13. Wof-Bersin 5-99; A. Young 1-27; Marshall 1-22; Reed 1-12 TACKLES (UA-A): GSU-Eubanks 7-4; Rowe 5-4; Tinsley 5-4; Russell 5-2; Stevenson 5-1; Heyden 4-1; M. Butler 3-1; Scott 3-1; Gebhardt 2-1; Hill 2-1; Douglas 2-1; WofThompson 6-2; Niam 5-2; Eberhardt 5-1; Pall 5-1; McCrimon 3-2; Irvin 4-0; Goltry 1-3; Wylie 2-1

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STUMBLE AT DELAWARE GAME 15 / EAGLES DECEMBER 18, 2010 • DELAWARE STADIUM • NEWARK, Del. NEWARK, Del. Georgia Southern's (10-5) incredible run through the NCAA FCS playoffs ended Saturday afternoon at Delaware Stadium. The Eagles, making their first appearance in the semifinals since 2002, fell 27-10 to fifthranked Delaware (12-2). After a scoreless first quarter for both teams, Delaware scored early in the second quarter on a Pat Devlin touchdown pass to Mark Schenauer to take a 7-0 lead. Mike Perry added a 21-yard field goal late in the second quarter and the Blue Hens took a 10-0 advantage into the locker room. Keyed by a 53-yard run by freshman Jerick McKinnon (Marietta, Ga.) from the slotback position, the Eagles set up for its first score on its first possession of the second half. Junior Adrian Mora (Dalton, Ga.) hit a 40-yard field goal to put Georgia Southern on the board, Delaware 10, Eagles 3. An Eagle fumble recovered by Siddiq Haynes at the Delaware 37 gave the Blue Hens another opportunity in the third. After a15yard pass to Nihja White put Delaware at the GS 24, Phillip Thaxton caught the next pass for a Blue Hen touchdown and a 17-3 Delaware lead. Two passes from Jaybo Shaw (Flowery Branch, Ga.) to J.J. Wilcox (Cairo, Ga.) and Tray Butler (Stockbridge, Ga.) to start the fourth quarter put the Eagles at the UD 37. Steadily carrying for rushes of five, six and seven yards by Shaw, Robert Brown (Macon, Ga.), and McKinnon, Georgia Southern advanced to the UD 20. A 12-yard pass completion from Shaw to Wilcox set the Eagles up with first-and-10 at the eight-yard line. On the fourth play, Brown went six yards and then up and over for the touchdown. Mora added the point after, his 95th career consecutive PAT, to pull the Eagles within a touchdown, 17-10. Capitalizing on a 30-yard kickoff return, Pierce had back-toback runs of 18 and 35 to move to the Georgia Southern sevenyard line. David Haynes punched it in for the Blue Hens on the three-play drive and extended the Delaware lead to 24-10 with 6:05 left in the game. Delaware got the ball back deep in Georgia Southern territory off a GSU turnover and the Blue Hens added a Perry field goal UD 27, Georgia Southern 10, for the final. Robert Brown (Macon, Ga.) became the first true freshman to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season since Joe Ross in 1987, finishing the 2010 season with 1,004. McKinnon finished with 101 rushing yards. Three Eagles, Darreion Robinson (Bishop, Ga.) and Brown had 49 yards rushing each with Wilcox at 48. Josh Rowe (Opelika, Ala.) tied his career best with 12 tackles and Carlos Cave (Macon, Ga.) registering a career-best 10. Delaware's Pierce finished the game with 186 yards rushing and with Haynes carrying six times for 20 yards and a touchdown. Devlin was 14-20 for 137 yards and two touchdowns, connecting with eight different receivers. Anthony Bratton had a career-best 14 tackles and Paul Worrilow had 12 for the Blue Hens.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN 0 DELAWARE 0 (Attendance: 10,317; Temp. 35) Q 2 3 4

Time 13:29 2:06 11:59 1:16 7:37 6:05 3:32

0 10

3 7

7 10

Play Schenauer 6 pass from Devlin (Perry kick) Perry 21 FG Mora 40 FG Thaxton 24 pass from Devlin (Perry kick) Brown 6 run (Mora kick) Hayes 7 run (Perry kick) Perry 20 FG

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

GSU 15 50-257 53 12-4-1 62-310 0-0 1-0 6-134 0-0 3-36.7 5-4 4-28 30:38 3 of 12 2 of 3 1-3 0-0

- -

10 27 Score 0-7 0-10 3-10 3-17 10-17 10-24 10-27

DEL 18 37-179 137 14-20-0 57-316 2-25 1-1 3-66 1-0 4-46.0 0-0 4-30 29:22 4 of 10 0 of 0 4-4 3-3

RUSHING: GSU-McKinnon 12-101; Brown 13-49-1; Darreion Robinson 4-49; Wilcox 7-48; Shaw 14-10. DEL-Pierce 26-186; Hayes 6-20; Devlin 1-0; TEAM 4-(-27). PASSING: GSU-Shaw 4-12-1-53. DEL- Devlin 14-20-0-132-2 RECEIVING: GSU-Wilcox 2-29, T. Butler 2-25. DEL-Pierce 3-6; Thaxton 2-32-1; White 2-30; Croxby 2-27, Schenauer 2-23-1; Naugle 1-8, R. Jones 1-6, Reed 1-5 TACKLES (UA-A): GSU-Rowe 8-4; Cave 8-2, Heyden 6-2, M. Butler 3-3, Russell 5-0; Hill 3-1; DEL-Bratton 10-4; Worrilow 8-4; Grant 5-2; Harrison 4-2; Marcorelle 4-1; D. Jones 1-4-5; Walters 4-0


As a sophomore, J.J. Wilcox caught 22 passes for 551 yards in 2010, an average of 25.0 yards per reception, a Georgia Southern single-season record.

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2010 GEORGIA SOUTHERN SEASON RESULTS

Date

• • • • • • • ^ ^ ^ ^

GSU Rank Opponent

Opp Rank

Score

Sep 4, 2010 SAVANNAH STATE W Sep 11, 2010 at Navy L Sep 18, 2010 at Coastal Carolina W Sep 25, 2010 * ELON W Oct 9, 2010 * WOFFORD L Oct 16, 2010 * at Chattanooga L Oct 23, 2010 * at The Citadel W Oct 30, 2010 * SAMFORD L Nov 6, 2010 * Appalachian State 1/1 W Nov 13, 2010 * at Western Carolina W Nov 20, 2010 * at Furman W Nov 27, 2010 ^ SOUTH CAROLINA STATE W Dec 4, 2010 ^ at William & Mary W Dec 11, 2010 ^ at Wofford W Dec 18, 2010 ^ at Delaware L

48-3 7-13 43-26 38-21 31-33 27-35 20-0 13-20 21-14 OT 28-6 32-28 41-16 31-15 23-20 10-27

Overall 1-0 1-1 2-1 3-1 3-2 3-3 4-3 4-4 5-4 6-4 7-4 8-4 9-4 10-4 10-5

SoCon 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-1 1-2 2-2 2-3 3-3 4-3 5-3 5-3 5-3 5-3 5-3

Time 2:45 2:50 3:10 3:11 2:56 2:41 2:18 2:36 2:48 3:05 2:45 2:53 2:44 2:58 2:59

Attend 20,430 33,391 8,857 18,302 21,403 17,414 10,385 15,341 20,073 6,244 11,781 10,214 8,243 11,823 10,317

• Southern Conference game, ^ NCAA FCS Playoff game

2010 INDIVIDUAL HONORS NATIONAL HONORS

ALL-SOUTHERN CONFERENCE HONORS

CHARLIE EDWARDS College Sporting News All-American

CHARLIE EDWARDS DEREK HEYDEN ADRIAN MORA BRENT RUSSELL JAYBO SHAW RODERICK TINSLEY

BRETT MOORE ARA Sportsmanship Award candidate Associated Press All-American Third Team ADRIAN MORA College Football Performance Awards Placekicker of the Year Associated Press All-American Third Team Phil Steele’ FCS All-American Fourth Team Special Teams Fred Mitchell Place Kicker Award finalist BRENT RUSSELL Walter Camp All-American Associated Press All-American First Team Defense College Sporting News All-American Phil Steele’ FCS All-American First Team Defense The Sports Network All-American Second Team Defense Buck Buchanan Award finalist LARON SCOTT Associated Press All-American Third Team Phil Steele’ FCS All-American Fourth Team Defense Sports Network Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 27) COACH MONKEN Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Top Five Finalist by Fan Vote

ALL-SOUTHERN CONFERENCE AWARDS ROBERT BROWN DORIAN BYRD CHARLIE EDWARDS JOSH GEBHARDT BRETT MOORE JOSH ROWE BRENT RUSSELL LARON SCOTT RODERICK TINSLEY

All-Freshman Team Offense All-Freshman Team Offense Specialist, First Team (Coaches & Media) All-Freshman Team Defense Offense, First Team (Coaches), Second Team (Media) Defense, Second Team (Coaches) Defense, First Team (Coaches & Media) Defense, First Team (Coaches & Media) Specialist, First Team (Coaches & Media) Defense, Second Team (Coaches & Media)

116 GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLE FOOTBALL 6-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Specialist (SouthernPigskin.com) Defense (SouthernPigskin.com) Specialist (SouthernPigskin.com) Defensive Player of the Year (SouthernPigskin.com) Defense (SouthernPigskin.com) X-Factor of the Week for September 27 (SouthernPigskin.com) Defense (SouthernPigskin.com)

COACH MONKEN Coach of the Year (SouthernPigskin.com) Coach of the Week for September 27(SouthernPigskin.com)

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE HONORS PATRICK BARKER BOYD SASSER

SoCon Academic All-Conference SoCon Academic All-Conference

“Player of the Week” Honors ROBERT BROWN November 8 (Freshman / App. State) November 15 (Freshman / WCU) ADRIAN MORA September 6 (Special Teams / Sav. State) BRENT RUSSELL November 15 (Defense / WCU) LARON SCOTT September 27(Defense / Elon) “Player of the Month” Honor BRENT RUSSELL November (Defense)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE “Player of the Week” Honor Laron Scott

September 27 (Elon)


TE AM / INDIVIDUAL SE ASON S TATISTICS Eagles SCORING 413 Points Per Game 27.5 FIRST DOWNS 277 Rushing 215 Passing 51 Penalty 11 RUSHING YARDAGE 3918 Yards gained rushing 4278 Yards lost rushing 360 Rushing Attempts 849 Average Per Rush 4.6 Average Per Game 261.2 TDs Rushing 40 PASSING YARDAGE 1271 Comp-Att-Int 75-152-7 Average Per Pass 8.4 16.9 Average Per Catch Average Per Game 84.7 5 TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE 5189 Total Plays 1001 5.2 Average Per Play Average Per Game 345.9 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 58-1362 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 23-159 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 15-143 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 23.5 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 6.9 INT RETURN AVERAGE 9.5 FUMBLES-LOST 45-22 PENALTIES-Yards 81-653 43.5 Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards 56-2298 41.0 Average Per Punt 39.2 Net punt average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 33:13 92/214 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 43% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 22/35 4th-Down Pct 63% SACKS BY-Yards 25-192 MISC YARDS 2 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 50 19-21 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS 1-1 RED-ZONE SCORES (51-60) 85% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (37-60) 62% PAT-ATTEMPTS (46-46) 100%

ATTENDANCE

105,763 Games/Avg Per Game 6 / 17,627 Neutral Site Games

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Georgia Southern Opponents

1st 2nd 3rd 89 106 85 74 76 61

Opponent 277 18.5 235 108 108 19 1905 2406 501 533 3.6 127.0 16 2399 193-358-15 6.7 12.4 159.9 15 4304 891 4.8 286.9 68-1278 12-45 7-54 18.8 3.8 7.7 29-16 86-657 43.8 66-2462 37.3 33.4 26:42 76/192 40% 8/19 42% 23-133 0 34 15-18 0-1 (34-46) 74% (21-46) 46% (28-32) 88% 118,455 9 / 13,162 0/0

4th OT Total 126 7 413 66 0 277

RUSHING

Robert Brown Jaybo Shaw Jerick McKinnon J.J. Wilcox Darreion Robinson Lee Banks Tobi Akinnirayne Nico Hickey Darries Robinson Miguel Gilmore Brian Wilcher Josh Rowe Ezayi Youyoute Lamar Brown J. Bryant Russell DeMasi Tray Butler Dion DuBose Brent Thomas Charlie Edwards TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

GP

PASSING

13 15 10 15 15 13 8 12 8 7 10 14 1 8 1 2 15 10 3 15 11 15 15

G

Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Lg Avg/G

213 209 109 85 61 57 35 28 20 3 3 1 2 2 4 3 2 1 2 1 8 849 533

1019 715 560 504 465 257 239 187 111 46 34 33 32 16 15 13 19 12 1 0 0 4278 2406

15 1004 201 514 65 495 20 484 5 460 7 250 1 238 8 179 3 108 2 44 0 34 0 33 0 32 0 16 0 15 0 13 6 13 0 12 0 1 13 -13 14 -14 360 3918 501 1905

4.7 2.5 4.5 5.7 7.5 4.4 6.8 6.4 5.4 14.7 11.3 33.0 16.0 8.0 3.8 4.3 6.5 12.0 0.5 -13.0 -1.8 4.6 3.6

7 16 3 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 40 16

80 21 53 26 78 23 60 37 21 43 19 33 17 10 6 7 19 12 1 0 0 80 54

77.2 34.3 49.5 32.3 30.7 19.2 29.8 14.9 13.5 6.3 3.4 2.4 32.0 2.0 15.0 6.5 0.9 1.2 0.3 -0.9 -1.3 261.2 127.0

Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lg Avg/G

Jaybo Shaw Jerick McKinnon TEAM Charlie Edwards Nico Hickey Total.......... Opponents......

15 10 11 15 12 15 15

129.34 33.51 0.00 217.60 -200.00 121.23 115.65

RECEIVING

G

No.

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg Avg/G

PUNT RETURNS

No.

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

INTERCEPTIONS

No.

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

KICK RETURNS

No.

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

J.J. Wilcox Tray Butler Mitch Williford Tyler Sumner Robert Brown Darreion Robinson Nico Hickey Patrick Barker J. Bryant Carter Jones Total.......... Opponents...... Darreion Robinson J. Bryant Carlos Cave Total.......... Opponents......

Laron Scott Derek Heyden Lavelle Westbrooks Josh Gebhardt E.J. Webb A.J. McCray Michael Butler Total.......... Opponents...... Laron Scott Darries Robinson Tobi Akinniranye Kyle Oehlbeck Lee Banks Darreion Robinson Tray Butler Total.......... Opponents......

FUMBLE RETURN

John Douglas Boyd Sasser Josh Gebhardt Kyle Oehlbeck E.J. Webb Total.......... Opponents......

15 15 14 15 13 15 12 12 1 13 15 15

22 13 12 10 5 4 4 3 1 1 75 193 16 6 1 23 12

6 3 2 1 1 1 1 15 7

44 5 2 2 2 2 1 58 68

No. 1 1 1 1 0 4 8

71-140-5 50.7 1233 3-9-1 33.3 24 0-1-0 0.0 0 1-1-0 100.0 14 0-1-1 0.0 0 75-152-7 49.3 1271 193-358-15 53.9 2399 551 168 151 149 48 72 71 27 20 14 1271 2399 91 47 21 159 45

75 14 0 4 10 18 22 143 54

1161 92 33 24 28 24 0 1362 1278

Yds 20 3 34 8 0 65 163

Avg 20.0 3.0 34.0 8.0 0.0 16.2 20.4

25.0 12.9 12.6 14.9 9.6 18.0 17.8 9.0 20.0 14.0 16.9 12.4 5.7 7.8 21.0 6.9 3.8

12.5 4.7 0.0 4.0 10.0 18.0 22.0 9.5 7.7

26.4 18.4 16.5 12.0 14.0 12.0 0.0 23.5 18.8

5 0 0 0 0 5 15

3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 15 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

63 9 0 14 0 63 71

63 25 35 40 16 24 40 15 20 14 63 71

82.2 2.4 0.0 0.9 0.0 84.7 159.9

36.7 11.2 10.8 9.9 3.7 4.8 5.9 2.2 20.0 1.1 84.7 159.9

29 14 0 29 14

36 12 0 4 10 18 22 36 48

76 26 19 22 15 13 0 76 90

TD Long 1 0 1 1 1 4 1

20 3 34 8 0 34 89

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SCORING

TD

FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Pts

Adrian Mora 0 19-21 45-45 Jaybo Shaw 16 0-0 0-0 J.J. Wilcox 9 0-0 0-0 7 0-0 0-0 Robert Brown Tobi Akinniranye 3 0-0 0-0 Darreion Robinson 3 0-0 0-0 Jerick McKinnon 3 0-0 0-0 Tray Butler 2 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 Josh Gebhardt Laron Scott 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 E.J. Webb Lamar Brown 1 0-0 0-0 Russell DeMasi 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 Kyle Oehlbeck John Douglas 1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 TEAM Derek Heyden 0 0-0 0-0 Chris Rogers 0 0-0 1-1 Total 50 19-21 46-46 Opponents 34 15-18 28-32

0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0

ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE Adrian Mora set the Georgia Southern record for consecutive PATs in a career with a perfect 95-95 over three seasons so far.

TOTAL OFFENSE

G Plays

Jaybo Shaw Robert Brown Jerick McKinnon J.J. Wilcox Darreion Robinson Lee Banks Tobi Akinniranye Nico Hickey Darries Robinson Miguel Gilmore Brian Wilcher Josh Rowe Ezayi Youyoute Lamar Brown Johnathan Bryant Tray Butler Russell DeMasi Dion DuBose Charlie Edwards Brent Thomas TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

FIELD GOALS

15 13 10 15 15 13 8 12 8 7 10 14 1 8 1 15 2 10 15 3 11 15 15

349 213 118 85 61 57 35 29 20 3 3 1 2 2 4 2 3 1 2 2 9 1001 891

Rush

Pass

514 1004 495 484 460 250 238 179 108 44 34 33 32 16 15 13 13 12 -13 1 -14 3918 1905

1233 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 1271 2399

Total Avg/G 1747 1004 519 484 460 250 238 179 108 44 34 33 32 16 15 13 13 12 1 1 -14 5189 4304

116.5 77.2 51.9 32.3 30.7 19.2 29.8 14.9 13.5 6.3 3.4 2.4 32.0 2.0 15.0 0.9 6.5 1.2 0.1 0.3 -1.3 345.9 286.9

FGM-A Pct 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk

Adrian Mora

19-21 90.5

FIELD GOAL SEQUENCE

Savannah State Navy Coastal Carolina Elon Wofford Chattanooga The Citadel Samford Appalachian State Western Carolina Furman South Carolina State William and Mary Wofford Delaware

0-0

6-8

9-9

4-4

0-0 45

GSU

OPPONENTS

(39),(34) - (41),(36) (23) (36) (37),(33) (26),(26),29 - - - (41) (32),(23),(45) (21) (33),28,(21),(37) (40)

(31),43 (18),(42) 44,(46),(31) (36),(38),36 (21) (32),(36),(33) (21),(27) (21),(20)

Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

118 GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLE FOOTBALL 6-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

0

G

Rush

Laron Scott Robert Brown J.J. Wilcox Darreion Robinson Jaybo Shaw Jerick McKinnon Lee Banks T. Akinniranye Nico Hickey Darries Robinson Tray Butler Mitch Williford Tyler Sumner Johnathan Bryant Miguel Gilmore Brian Wilcher Josh Rowe Ezayi Youyoute Patrick Barker Kyle Oehlbeck Michael Butler Carlos Cave A.J. McCray Lamar Brown Derek Heyden Carter Jones Russell DeMasi Dion DuBose E.J. Webb Josh Gebhardt Brent Thomas Charlie Edwards TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

15 13 15 15 15 10 13 8 12 8 15 14 15 1 7 10 14 1 12 12 13 15 12 8 15 13 2 10 14 15 3 15 11 15 15

0 1004 484 460 514 495 250 238 179 108 13 0 0 15 44 34 33 32 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 13 12 0 0 1 -13 -14 3918 1905

PUNTING

Rec 0 48 551 72 0 0 0 0 71 0 168 151 149 20 0 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1271 2399

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-2

PR KOR

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

IR

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

102 96 56 42 18 18 18 12 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 2 1 413 277

Tot Avg/G

0 0 0 91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 159 45

1161 75 0 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 28 0 33 0 0 0 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0 22 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1362 143 1278 54

1236 1052 1035 647 514 495 278 271 250 200 181 151 149 82 44 34 33 32 27 24 22 21 18 16 14 14 13 12 10 4 1 -13 -14 6853 5681

82.4 80.9 69.0 43.1 34.3 49.5 21.4 33.9 20.8 25.0 12.1 10.8 9.9 82.0 6.3 3.4 2.4 32.0 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.5 2.0 0.9 1.1 6.5 1.2 0.7 0.3 0.3 -0.9 -1.3 456.9 378.7

TB FC I20 50+ Blkd

No.

Yds

Avg

Lg

Charlie Edwards

56

2298

41.0

62

3

24

19

0

0

Total.......... Opponents......

56 66

2298 2462

41.0 37.3

62 54

3 5

24 18

19 18

0 1

0

KICKOFFS Billy Greer Charlie Edwards Chris Rogers Luke Cherry Total.......... Opponents......

No.

Yds

Avg

57 17 3 2 79 66

3437 963 176 108 4684 3940

60.3 56.6 58.7 54.0 59.3 59.7

TB OB Retn Net YdLn 6 0 0 0 6 3

5 0 0 0 5 1278 4 1362

41.6 38.2

28 31


DEFENSIVE LEADERs

TACKLES

SACKS

Solo

Ast

Total

TFL/Yds

PASS DEFENSE

No-Yards Int-Yds

BrUp

QBH

FUMBLES

Blkd

Rcv-Yds FF

Kick

Saf

10 Josh Rowe

14-13

56

48

104

9.5-52

3.5-33

.

.

1

2-0

1

.

.

4 Derek Heyden

15-15

62

36

98

7.5-26

.

3-14

5

1

.

3

.

.

66 Brent Russell

15-15

49

22

71

18.5-96

8.0-60

.

2

5

1-0

2

.

.

1 E.J. Webb

14-13

36

31

67

3.5-21

2.0-13

1-10

.

1

3-0

1

.

.

13 Darius Eubanks

14-13

35

21

56

4.5-12

.

.

4

1

1-0

2

.

.

94 Roderick Tinsley

15-14

39

16

55

15.5-56

2.0-23

.

4

3

1-0

6

1

.

34 Laron Scott

15-15

34

10

44

3.0-4

.

6-75

10

.

.

.

.

.

40 Michael Butler

13-9

23

13

36

2.5-5

.

1-22

3

.

1-0

1

.

.

24 Carson Hill

12-8

22

14

36

1.5-5

.

.

3

.

.

.

1

.

92 John Douglas

15-14

12

21

33

2.5-9

.

.

2

2

1-20

2

.

.

90 Josh Gebhardt

15-6

17

16

33

6.5-26

1.5-10

1-4

1

1

1-34

.

.

1

37 Carlos Cave

15-2

20

13

33

4.5-11

.

.

1

.

.

.

1

.

18 Lavelle Westbrooks

13-8

23

9

32

3.0-9

1.0-6

2-0

3

.

.

.

.

.

33 Dion DuBose

10-10

16

13

29

6.5-27

3.5-21

.

.

2

1-0

1

.

.

41 John Stevenson

14-0

11

10

21

1.5-2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

38 Kyle Oehlbeck

12-1

11

7

18

1.0-4

.

.

.

.

1-8

.

.

.

59 Michael Spaulding

8-2

10

6

16

0.5-0

.

.

.

.

1-0

.

.

.

39 Evan Mattingly

15-6

11

3

14

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

2 A.J. McCray

12-0

8

5

13

.

.

1-18

2

.

.

.

.

.

96 Blake Riley

14-0

5

7

12

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

42 Boyd Sasser

15-0

7

4

11

.

.

.

.

.

1-3

.

.

.

52 Javon Mention

15-1

5

5

10

1.0-8

1.0-8

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

99 Terico Agnew

10-0

4

6

10

3.0-19

2.5-18

.

1

1

1-0

.

.

.

27 Javonte Martin

9-0

7

3

10

.

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

16 Deonte Watkins

10-0

3

3

6

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

25 Calvin West

15-0

5

1

6

1.0-4

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

.

26 Tray Butler

15-2

4

.

4

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

20 Nico Hickey

12-5

2

2

4

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

17 Billy Greer

13-0

2

1

3

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

48 Charlie Edwards

15-0

3

.

3

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

44 Tobi Akinniranye

8-1

2

1

3

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

53 Marcus Duvall

11-0

3

.

3

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

35 Lee Banks

13-2

2

1

3

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

21 Hudson Presume

3-0

2

1

3

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

19 J.J. Wilcox

15-14

2

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

7 Darreion Robinson

15-8

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

28 Hunter Baldwin

8-0

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

46 Brent Thomas

3-0

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

14 Jaybo Shaw

15-14

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

89 Carter Jones

13-0

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

15 Jerick McKinnon

10-1

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

56 Willie Burden

8-0

.

1

1

.

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

TM TEAM

11-0

1

.

1

1.0-9

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

2

Total..........

15-0 15-0

560 705

350 430

910 1135

98-405 89.0-294

25-192 23-133

15-143 7-54

43 12

18 7

16-65 22-163

21 28

3 .

3

Opponents......

GP-GS

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SUPERL ATI VES INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

Rushes................................................ 36 Jaybo Shaw at Furman (Nov 20) Yards Rushing....................... 182 Jerick McKinnon at The Citadel (Oct 23) TD Rushes............................................ 3 Jaybo Shaw at Furman (Nov 20) Jaybo Shaw at William and Mary (Dec 4) Long Rush..........................80 Robert Brown at Western Carolina (Nov 13) Pass attempts....................... 21 Jaybo Shaw vs Appalachian State (Nov 6) Pass completions................... 9 Jaybo Shaw vs Appalachian State (Nov 6) Yards Passing..................... 160 Jaybo Shaw at Coastal Carolina (Sept 18) TD Passes.............................. 2 Jaybo Shaw at Coastal Carolina (Sept 18) Long Pass.................................... 63 Jaybo Shaw at Chattanooga (Oct 16) Receptions.......................... 4 Mitch Williford vs Appalachian State (Nov 6) Yards Receiving............................ 121 J.J. Wilcox at Chattanooga (Oct 16) TD Receptions............................................ 1 J.J. Wilcox. at Navy (Sept 11) J.J. Wilcox at Coastal Carolina (Sept 18) Tray Butler at Coastal Carolina (Sept 18) Butler, at Chattanooga (Oct 16) Tray Butler at Wofford (Dec 11) Long Reception.............................. 63 J.J. Wilcox at Chattanooga (Oct 16) Field Goals....................... 3 Adrian Mora vs South Carolina State (Nov 27) Adrian Mora at Wofford (Dec 11) Long Field Goal.............. 45 Adrian Mora vs South Carolina State (Nov 27) Punts.................................................. 7 Charlie Edwards at Navy (Sept 11) Charlie Edwards vs Appalachian State (Nov 6) Punting Avg.......................... 47.2 Charlie Edwards at The Citadel (Oct 23) Long Punt...................... 62 Charlie Edwards at Western Carolina (Nov 13) Long Punt Return..................... 29 Darreion Robinson vs Samford (Oct 30) Long Kickoff Return..............................76 Laron Scott vs Samford (Oct 30) Tackles......................................12 Derek Heyden at Chattanooga (Oct 16) Josh Rowe at William and Mary (Dec 4) Josh Rowe at Delaware (Dec 18) Sacks....................................2.0 Brent Russell vs Savannah State (Sept 4) Terico Agnew at William and Mary (Dec 4) Tackles For Loss............... 3.5 Brent Russell at Western Carolina (Nov 13) Roderick Tinsley at Wofford (Dec 11) Interceptions...................................... 2 Laron Scott at The Citadel (Oct 23) Laron Scott at Western Carolina (Nov 13)

Rushes..............................................34 Chris Evans, vs Samford (Oct 30) Yards Rushing........................................ 186 Pierce, at Delaware (Dec 18) TD Rushes.........................................2 E. Breitenstein, vs Wofford (Oct 9) Long Rush.................. 54 Devin Wherry, vs South Carolina State (Nov 27) Pass attempts........................................ 45 Scott Riddle, vs Elon (Sept 25) Pass completions........ 27 Zach MacDowall, at Coastal Carolina (Sept 18) Yards Passing...................................... 322 Scott Riddle, vs Elon (Sept 25) TD Passes..................... 3 Zach MacDowall, at Coastal Carolina (Sept 18) Scott Riddle, vs Elon (Sept 25) Long Pass.........................................71 Cody Worley, at Furman (Nov 20) Receptions...................... 8 Jacoby Mitchell, at Western Carolina (Nov 13) Yards Receiving................................121 Aaron Mellette, vs Elon (Sept 25) TD Receptions......................................2 Aaron Mellette, vs Elon (Sept 25) Long Reception.................................. 71 Adam Mims, at Furman (Nov 20) Field Goals..............................3 Drake Kuhn, at William and Mary (Dec 4) Long Field Goal..............................46 Cameron Yaw, vs Samford (Oct 30) Punts.................................. 8 Derek Williams, vs Savannah State (Sept 4) Punting Avg......................................... 46.0 Wagner, at Delaware (Dec 18) Long Punt........................................ 54 Kyle Delahooke, at Navy (Sept 11) Long Punt Return................................... 14 Gary Myers, at Navy (Sept 11) Long Kickoff Return.. 90 Lennel Elmore, vs South Carolina State (Nov 27) Tackles.............................................. 17 K. Anderson, at Furman (Nov 20) Sacks............................................... 2.0 Eric Eberhardt, vs Wofford (Oct 9) Tackles For Loss................................... 3.0 Alex Goltry, vs Wofford (Oct 9) Interceptions................................. 1 Jordan Tippit, at Chattanooga (Oct 16) B. McCladdie, at The Citadel (Oct 23) Sean Thompson, vs Samford (Oct 30) D. McDuffie, vs Appalachian State (Nov 6) Angelo Brown, at Western Carolina (Nov 13) Evan Francks, at William and Mary (Dec 4) Grant, at Delaware (Dec 18)

GSU TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes................................................77 vs South Carolina State (Nov 27) Yards Rushing........................................... 431 vs Savannah State (Sept 4) Yards Per Rush..........................................7.2 at William and Mary (Dec 4) TD Rushes.................................................... 6 vs Savannah State (Sept 4) Pass attempts............................................21 vs Appalachian State (Nov 6) Pass completions........................................9 vs Appalachian State (Nov 6) Yards Passing..........................................160 at Coastal Carolina (Sept 18) Yards Per Pass...................................................... 21.0 at Furman (Nov 20) TD Passes...................................................2 at Coastal Carolina (Sept 18) Total Plays....................................................................84 vs Elon (Sept 25) Total Offense............................................. 540 vs Savannah State (Sept 4) Yards Per Play............................................ 7.6 vs Savannah State (Sept 4) Points.......................................................... 48 vs Savannah State (Sept 4) Sacks By....................................................... 4 vs Savannah State (Sept 4) at William and Mary (Dec 4) First Downs...................................................................30 vs Elon (Sept 25) Penalties..............................................................9 at Chattanooga (Oct 16) Penalty Yards....................................................85 at Chattanooga (Oct 16) Turnovers................................................................ 5 at Delaware (Dec 18) Interceptions By.....................................................3 at The Citadel (Oct 23) at Western Carolina (Nov 13) vs South Carolina State (Nov 27)

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OPPONENT TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes....................................................................... 57 vs Wofford (Oct 9) Yards Rushing......................................................... 302 vs Wofford (Oct 9) Yards Per Rush........................................................ 5.3 vs Wofford (Oct 9) TD Rushes.................................................................. 4 vs Wofford (Oct 9) Pass attempts..............................................................45 vs Elon (Sept 25) Pass completions.....................................27 at Coastal Carolina (Sept 18) Yards Passing............................................................322 vs Elon (Sept 25) Yards Per Pass....................................................... 13.2 vs Wofford (Oct 9) TD Passes..................................................3 at Coastal Carolina (Sept 18) vs Elon (Sept 25) Total Plays.............................................................. 73 vs Samford (Oct 30) Total Offense..........................................441 at Coastal Carolina (Sept 18) Yards Per Play..........................................6.4 at Coastal Carolina (Sept 18) Points................................................................35 at Chattanooga (Oct 16) Sacks By..................................................................... 4 vs Wofford (Oct 9) First Downs...............................................24 at Coastal Carolina (Sept 18) Penalties...................................................10 at Coastal Carolina (Sept 18) Penalty Yards............................................................ 97 vs Wofford (Oct 9) Turnovers............................................................. 9 at The Citadel (Oct 23) Interceptions By...................................................1 at Chattanooga (Oct 16) at The Citadel (Oct 23) vs Samford (Oct 30) vs Appalachian State (Nov 6) at Western Carolina (Nov 13) at William and Mary (Dec 4) at Delaware (Dec 18)


TEAM GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS Date

Opponent

Sep 4, 2010 Sep 11, 2010 Sep 18, 2010 Sep 25, 2010 Oct 9, 2010 Oct 16, 2010 Oct 23, 2010 Oct 30, 2010 Nov 6, 2010 Nov 13, 2010 Nov 20, 2010 Nov 27, 2010 Dec 4, 2010 Dec 11, 2010 Dec 18, 2010

SAVANNAH STATE at Navy at Coastal Carolina ELON WOFFORD at Chattanooga at The Citadel SAMFORD APPALACHIAN STATE at Western Carolina at Furman S.C. STATE at William and Mary at Wofford at Delaware

Totals Opponent

Date

Opponent

Sep 04, 2010 Sep 11, 2010 Sep 18, 2010 Sep 25, 2010 Oct 09, 2010 Oct 16, 2010 Oct 23, 2010 Oct 30, 2010 Nov 06, 2010 Nov 13, 2010 Nov 20, 2010 Nov 27, 2010 Dec 04, 2010 Dec 11, 2010 Dec 18, 2010

SAVANNAH STATE at Navy at Coastal Carolina ELON WOFFORD at Chattanooga at The Citadel SAMFORD APPALACHIAN STATE at Western Carolina at Furman S.C. STATE at William and Mary at Wofford at Delaware

Totals Opponent

Date

Opponent

Sep 4, 2010 Sep 11, 2010 Sep 18, 2010 Sep 25, 2010 Oct 9, 2010 Oct 16, 2010 Oct 23, 2010 Oct 30, 2010 Nov 6, 2010 Nov 13, 2010 Nov 20, 2010 Nov 27, 2010 Dec 4, 2010 Dec 11, 2010 Dec 18, 2010

SAVANNAH STATE at Navy at Coastal Carolina ELON WOFFORD at Chattanooga at The Citadel SAMFORD APPALACHIAN STATE at Western Carolina at Furman S.C. STATE at William and Mary at Wofford at Delaware

Totals Opponent

RUSHING RECEIVING PASSING KO RETURN No. Yds TD Lg No. Yds TD Lg Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg 61 39 52 72 50 49 69 50 56 53 71 77 59 41 50

431 73 209 379 243 255 286 122 195 277 277 323 423 168 257

6 0 2 4 3 2 2 2 3 4 4 3 4 0 1

43 12 20 37 78 60 33 18 19 80 19 36 45 21 53

849 3918 40 533 1905 16

80 54

7 4 7 8 5 4 0 5 9 7 5 2 3 5 4

109 36 160 129 98 136 0 52 106 136 126 21 31 78 53

0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

24 17 40 31 40 63 0 15 21 46 47 14 19 25 18

75 1271 5 193 2399 15

63 71

7-10-0 4-9-0 7-12-0 8-12-0 5-15-0 4-8-1 0-3-1 5-11-1 9-21-1 7-10-1 5-6-0 2-5-0 3-7-1 5-11-0 4-12-1

109 36 160 129 98 136 0 52 106 136 126 21 31 78 53

0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

24 17 40 31 40 63 0 15 21 46 47 14 19 25 18

75-152-7 1271 5 63 193-358-15 2399 15 71

1 4 5 3 6 5 1 4 3 3 3 5 5 4 6

20 133 55 63 173 93 11 157 55 69 63 114 110 112 134

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

20 49 15 27 60 26 11 76 22 29 34 59 31 58 52

58 1362 68 1278

0 1

76 90

PUNT RETURN ALL No Yds TD Lg Off 6 3 2 0 0 1 1 3 1 1 0 2 1 1 1

47 3 28 0 0 0 7 30 1 3 0 12 9 19 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

14 5 7 0 0 0 7 29 1 3 0 15 9 19 0

540 109 369 508 341 391 286 174 301 413 403 344 454 246 310

23 159 12 45

0 0

29 14

5189 4304

TACKLES SACKS FUMBLE Pass Blkd Kicks-XPts Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf Pts 36 27 47 35 45 38 31 56 45 27 27 25 33 47 41

8 46 22 12 26 26 26 12 10 48 36 10 24 26 18

44 73 69 47 71 64 57 68 55 75 63 35 57 73 59

10.0-50 4.0-20 5.0-23 4.0-31 9.0-29 3.0-7 8.0-14 9.0-26 9.0-35 11.0-64 6.0-24 6.0-26 5.0-34 7.0-18 2.0-4

4.0-31 2.0-17 1.0-9 3.0-28 1.0-3 1.0-2 1.0-1 1.0-10 1.0-1 3.0-36 2.0-14 0.0-0 4.0-33 1.0-7 0.0-0

2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 2 3 2 2 0 5 0

0-0 0-0 1-8 0-0 1-0 0-0 6-0 0-0 1-0 2-3 2-0 1-34 0-0 2-20 0-0

0-0 0-0 2-20 2-46 0-0 0-0 3-27 0-0 2-22 3-12 0-0 3-16 0-0 0-0 0-0

0 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 5 2 0 2 2 1 0

7 2 5 4 0 2 0 3 2 3 6 1 6 1 1

0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

6-6 1-1 5-5 5-5 2-2 3-3 2-2 1-1 3-3 4-4 3-3 4-4 4-4 2-2 1-1

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

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

560 705

350 430

910 1135

98.0-405 89.0-294

25.0-192 23.0-133

21 28

16-65 22-163

15-143 7-54

18 7

43 12

3 0

46-46 32-28

1 0

0 0

3 413 0 277

No Yds

48 7 43 38 31 27 20 13 21 28 32 41 31 23 10

Avg

PUNTING FIELD GOALS KICKOFFS Lg Blkd TB FC 50+ I20 Att-Made Lg Blkd No Yds Avg TB OB

1 7 4 1 5 3 4 6 7 4 3 3 2 3 3

35 283 172 42 211 121 189 255 284 144 131 120 80 121 110

35.0 40.4 43.0 42.0 42.2 40.3 47.2 42.5 40.6 36.0 43.7 40.0 40.0 40.3 36.7

35 53 50 42 50 43 57 50 50 62 55 56 42 56 45

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

1 1 1 0 3 2 1 2 5 2 1 0 2 2 1

0 1 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 0

1 2 1 0 4 2 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 1

2-2 0-0 2-2 1-1 1-1 2-2 3-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 3-3 1-1 4-3 1-1

39 0 41 23 36 37 26 0 0 0 41 45 21 37 40

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

9 2 8 7 5 4 5 3 3 5 6 8 6 5 3

567 119 461 399 305 260 289 175 158 284 306 494 362 316 189

63.0 59.5 57.6 57.0 61.0 65.0 57.8 58.3 52.7 56.8 51.0 61.8 60.3 63.2 63.0

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

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

56 66

2298 2462

41.0 37.3

62 54

0 1

3 5

24 18

13 6

19 18

21-19 18-15

45 46

0 1

79 66

4684 3940

59.3 59.7

6 3

5 4

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OPPONENT GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS Date

Opponent

RUSHING RECEIVING PASSING KO RETURN No. Yds TD Lg No. Yds TD Lg Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg

Sep 4, 2010 Sep 11, 2010 Sep 18, 2010 Sep 25, 2010 Oct 9, 2010 Oct 16, 2010 Oct 23, 2010 Oct 30, 2010 Nov 6, 2010 Nov 13, 2010 Nov 20, 2010 Nov 27, 2010 Dec 4, 2010 Dec 11, 2010 Dec 18, 2010

SAVANNAH STATE at Navy at Coastal Carolina ELON WOFFORD at Chattanooga at The Citadel SAMFORD APPALACHIAN STATE at Western Carolina at Furman S.C. STATE at William and Mary at Wofford at Delaware

Opponent totals GSU

Date

Opponent

Sep 04, 2010 Sep 11, 2010 Sep 18, 2010 Sep 25, 2010 Oct 09, 2010 Oct 16, 2010 Oct 23, 2010 Oct 30, 2010 Nov 06, 2010 Nov 13, 2010 Nov 20, 2010 Nov 27, 2010 Dec 04, 2010 Dec 11, 2010 Dec 18, 2010

SAVANNAH STATE at Navy at Coastal Carolina ELON WOFFORD at Chattanooga at The Citadel SAMFORD APPALACHIAN STATE at Western Carolina at Furman S.C. STATE at William and Mary at Wofford at Delaware

Opponent totals GSU

Date

Opponent

Sep 4, 2010 Sep 11, 2010 Sep 18, 2010 Sep 25, 2010 Oct 9, 2010 Oct 16, 2010 Oct 23, 2010 Oct 30, 2010 Nov 6, 2010 Nov 13, 2010 Nov 20, 2010 Nov 27, 2010 Dec 4, 2010 Dec 11, 2010 Dec 18, 2010

SAVANNAH STATE at Navy at Coastal Carolina ELON WOFFORD at Chattanooga at The Citadel SAMFORD APPALACHIAN STATE at Western Carolina at Furman S.C. STATE at William and Mary at Wofford at Delaware

Opponent totals GSU

29 43 28 14 57 45 38 52 34 30 30 18 26 52 37

92 109 127 9 302 195 113 211 114 68 36 66 101 183 179

0 1 1 0 4 3 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1

30 18 30 8 36 21 16 34 40 44 8 54 29 20 38

533 1905 16 849 3918 40

54 80

8 5 27 25 4 11 3 11 14 18 17 12 16 8 14

80 84 314 322 106 159 47 108 211 191 210 157 113 160 137

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

31 44 41 46 52 46 17 31 42 32 71 58 16 38 24

193 2399 15 75 1271 5

71 63

8-23-0 5-8-0 27-41-2 25-45-2 4-8-0 11-22-0 3-9-3 11-21-0 14-27-2 18-33-3 17-29-0 12-25-3 16-34-0 8-13-0 14-20-0

80 84 314 322 106 159 47 108 211 191 210 157 113 160 137

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

31 44 41 46 52 46 17 31 42 32 71 58 16 38 24

193-358-15 2399 15 71 75-152-7 1271 5 63

7 1 8 7 4 4 5 3 3 5 5 5 5 3 3

108 55 141 127 76 103 89 57 53 85 61 106 94 57 66

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

28 55 33 28 24 32 33 25 34 30 17 90 24 23 30

68 1278 58 1362

1 0

90 76

PUNT RETURN ALL No Yds TD Lg Off 0 0 0 4 31 0 2 -7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 12 45 23 159

0 14 0 0 0 0 6 0 5 0 0 9 0 0 1

172 193 441 331 408 354 160 319 325 259 246 223 214 343 316

14 29

4304 5189

0 0

TACKLES SACKS FUMBLE Pass Blkd Kicks-XPts Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf Pts 53 37 49 62 46 45 45 46 59 33 31 70 46 39 44

30 22 22 24 20 20 50 20 14 46 78 12 28 20 24

83 59 71 86 66 65 95 66 73 79 109 82 74 59 68

1.0-3 6.0-23 7.0-19 1.0-14 12.0-43 4.0-17 4.0-9 10.0-35 8.0-21 8.0-38 6.0-12 9.0-30 3.0-4 7.0-8 3.0-18

1.0-3 3.0-17 1.0-5 1.0-14 4.0-17 1.0-8 1.0-4 3.0-19 2.0-11 2.0-13 0.0-0 1.0-6 0.0-0 1.0-1 2.0-15

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

1-2 1-0 1-0 2-10 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-23 1--5 3-89 3-0 0-0 1-19 4-25

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 1-3 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-48 0-0 1-0

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

0 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0-0 1-1 3-2 3-3 5-3 5-5 0-0 2-2 2-2 0-0 4-4 2-1 0-0 2-2 3-3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

705 560

430 350

1135 910

89.0-294 98.0-405

23.0-133 25.0-192

28 21

22-163 16-65

7-54 15-143

7 18

12 43

0 3

32-28 46-46

0 1

0 0

0 277 3 413

No Yds

3 13 26 21 33 35 0 20 14 6 28 16 15 20 27

Avg

PUNTING FIELD GOALS KICKOFFS Lg Blkd TB FC 50+ I20 Att-Made Lg Blkd No Yds Avg TB OB

8 6 3 4 3 3 3 7 6 4 4 5 4 2 4

267 215 78 148 116 110 111 280 212 166 156 181 170 68 184

33.4 35.8 26.0 37.0 38.7 36.7 37.0 40.0 35.3 41.5 39.0 36.2 42.5 34.0 46.0

52 54 39 47 41 42 47 53 46 50 47 52 44 34 50

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

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

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

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

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

2-1 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-2 0-0 3-2 0-0 1-1 3-3 2-2 2-2

31 42 0 0 0 0 0 46 0 38 0 21 36 27 21

66 56

2462 2298

37.3 41.0

54 62

1 0

5 3

18 24

6 13

18 19

18-15 21-19

46 45

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

2 4 5 3 7 6 1 5 3 3 5 6 5 5 6

129 258 256 190 468 340 62 298 188 189 311 319 277 287 368

64.5 64.5 51.2 63.3 66.9 56.7 62.0 59.6 62.7 63.0 62.2 53.2 55.4 57.4 61.3

1 66 3940 59.7 0 79 4684 59.3

3 6

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 5

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


3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS Date

Opponent

Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27 Dec 4 Dec 11 Dec 18

Savannah State at Navy at Coastal Carolina Elon Wofford at Chattanooga at The Citadel Samford Appalachian State at Western Carolina at Furman South Carolina State at William and Mary at Wofford at Delaware

Overall

GSU Opponents

1st Qtr

7-12 3-13 3-11 10-17 3-13 6-13 9-19 4-13 10-20 8-14 6-14 7-18 7-12 6-13 3-12

58.3% 23.1% 27.3% 58.8% 23.1% 46.2% 47.4% 30.8% 50.0% 57.1% 42.9% 38.9% 58.3% 46.2% 25.0%

92-214 76-192

43.0% 39.6%

2nd Qtr

1-2 50.0% 0-2 0.0% 0-1 0.0% 3-3 100.0% 0-2 0.0% 2-3 66.7% 4-6 66.7% 3-4 75.0% 1-4 25.0% 3-4 75.0% 2-3 66.7% 2-4 50.0% 0-1 0.0% 3-3 100.0% 1-3 33.3% 25-45 18-47

55.6% 38.3%

3rd Qtr

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

25.0% 0.0% 25.0% 50.0% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% 33.3% 66.7% 0.0% 25.0% 0.0% 66.7% 33.3% 0.0%

1-2 2-4 1-2 3-4 0-3 0-1 1-4 0-3 2-4 1-2 0-2 1-5 0-1 0-2 0-3

50.0% 50.0% 50.0% 75.0% 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 0.0% 50.0% 50.0% 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

24-65 21-51

36.9% 41.2%

12-42 19-44

28.6% 43.2%

4th Qtr 4-4 100.0% 1-4 25.0% 1-4 25.0% 1-4 25.0% 1-3 33.3% 1-3 33.3% 1-4 25.0% 0-3 0.0% 2-5 40.0% 4-5 80.0% 3-5 60.0% 4-4 100.0% 3-4 75.0% 2-5 40.0% 2-4 50.0% 30-61 18-49

49.2% 36.7%

Overtime

1-1 100.0%

1-1 0-1

100.0% 0.0%

4th-DOWN CONVERSIONS Date

Opponent

Overall

Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 06 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27 Dec 4 Dec 11 Dec 18

Savannah State at Navy at Coastal Carolina Elon Wofford at Chattanooga at The Citadel Samford Appalachian State at Western Carolina at Furman South Carolina State at William and Mary at Wofford at Delaware GSU Opponents

2-2 2-3 1-2 3-3 1-3 1-1 2-3 0-3 2-2 0-2 3-4 3-4 0-0 0-0 2-3 22-35 8-19

1st Qtr

100.0% 66.7% 50.0% 100.0% 33.3% 100.0% 66.7% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 75.0% 75.0% 0.0% 0.0% 66.7% 62.9% 42.1%

2nd Qtr

0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-1 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-1 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 1-1 100.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-1 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 1-1 100.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 2-5 40.0% 1-1 100.0%

2-2 0-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-0 0-1 1-1 0-0 1-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 9-12 1-1

100.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 100.0% 50.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 75.0% 100.0%

3rd Qtr 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 5-6 3-4

0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 83.3% 75.0%

4th Qtr 0-0 0.0% 1-1 100.0% 0-0 0.0% 2-2 100.0% 0-1 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-1 0.0% 0-2 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-1 0.0% 2-2 100.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 1-2 50.0% 6-12 50.0% 3-13 23.1%

Overtime

0-0

0.0%

0-0 0-0

0.0% 0.0%

TIME OF POSSESSION Date

Opponent

Sep 04 Savannah State Sep 11 at Navy Sep 18 at Coastal Carolina Sep 25 Elon Oct 09 Wofford Oct 16 at Chattanooga Oct 23 at The Citadel Oct 30 Samford Nov 06 Appalachian State Nov 13 at Western Carolina Nov 20 at Furman Nov 27 South Carolina State Dec 04 at William and Mary Dec 11 at Wofford Dec 18 at Delaware Georgia Southern Avg 3 Opponents Total Avg.

Overall

1st

2nd

3rd

36:32 8:47 27:24 5:25 33:36 9:02 39:33 9:35 28:41 8:47 27:21 9:12 37:11 10:17 30:08 9:18 34:52 8:23 32:11 9:31 38:20 9:46 41:40 8:46 33:49 3:38 26:23 7:19 30:38 5:49 344:08 83:54 1:17 7:37 315:51 81:06 28:42 7:22

12:04 6:00 7:48 9:35 8:54 8:05 9:44 6:06 7:59 6:34 7:08 9:14 10:09 5:30 6:49 84:17 7:39 80:43 7:20

5:32 9:35 8:27 11:43 5:36 4:23 9:25 9:05 10:16 5:28 8:51 11:58 10:39 3:55 9:23 78:22 7:07 86:38 7:52

4th

OT

10:09 6:24 8:19 8:40 5:24 5:41 7:45 5:39 8:14 0:00 10:38 12:35 11:42 9:23 9:39 8:37 97:35 8:52 67:24 6:07

Georgia Southern’s offensive line, “The Hawgs,” helped the team win the battle in time of possession in 11 games.

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2010 STARTERS OFFENSE

SSU

WR Barker

LT Byrd

LG DeBartola

RG Lonas

RT Moore

WR T. Butler

SB Wilcox

QB Shaw

SB FB Bryant Brown

at Navy

Barker

Byrd

Maxwell

DeBartola Lonas

Moore

Sumner

Wilcox

Shaw

Hickey Brown

at Coastal

Barker

Byrd

Byrne

Mann

Maxwell

Moore

Sumner Ds Robinson Shaw

Hickey Brown

Elon

Barker

Byrd

Byrne

Mann

Maxwell

Moore

Sumner Ds Robinson Shaw

Wilcox

Wofford

Williford

Byrd

DeBartola

Mann

Maxwell

Moore

Sumner

Wilcox

Shaw

Hickey Banks

at UTC

Williford

Byrd

DeBartola

Mann

Maxwell

Moore

Sumner

Wilcox

Shaw

Hickey Banks

at Citadel

Williford

Byrd

DeBartola

Mann

Maxwell

Moore

Sumner

Wilcox

Shaw

Hickey Brown

Samford

Williford

Byrd

DeBartola

Mann

Maxwell

Moore

Sumner

Wilcox McKinnon Dn Robinson Brown

App. State

Williford

Byrd

DeBartola

Mann

Maxwell

Moore

Sumner

Wilcox

Shaw

Dn Robinson

Brown

at WCU

Williford

Byrd

DeBartola

Mann

Maxwell

Moore

Sumner

Wilcox

Shaw

Dn Robinson

Brown

at Furman

Williford

Byrd

Byrne

Mann

Maxwell

Moore

Sumner

Wilcox

Shaw

Dn Robinson

Brown

S.C. State

Williford

Byrd

Byrne

Mann

Maxwell

Moore

Sumner

Wilcox

Shaw

Dn Robinson

Brown

at W & M

Sumner

Byrd

Byrne

Mann

Maxwell DeBartola Moore (H)

Wilcox

Shaw

Dn Robinson

Brown

at Wofford

Williford

Byrd

DeBartola

Mann

Maxwell

Moore

Sumner

Wilcox

Shaw

Dn Robinson

Brown

at Delaware Williford

Byrd

DeBartola

Mann

Maxwell

Moore

T. Butler

Wilcox

Shaw

Dn Robinson

Brown

a

C Mann

Akinniranye

DEFENSE

SSU

DE DT DuBose Tinsley

NT Russell

DE Douglas

MIKE Rowe

WILL Webb

BANDIT Eubanks

CB Scott

S FS Mattingly Heyden

CB Hill

at Navy

DuBose

Tinsley

Russell

Douglas

Rowe

Webb

Eubanks

Scott

Mattingly Heyden

Hill

at Coastal

DuBose

Tinsley

Russell

Douglas

Rowe

Webb Oehlbeck

Scott

Mattingly Heyden

Hill

Elon

DuBose

Tinsley

Russell

Douglas

Rowe

Webb

Cave

Scott

Mattingly Heyden

Hill

Wofford

DuBose

Tinsley

Russell

Douglas

Rowe

Webb

Eubanks

Scott

Mattingly Heyden

Hill

at UTC

DuBose

Tinsley

Russell

Gebhardt Rowe

Webb

Eubanks

Scott

Westbrooks

at Citadel

DuBose Mention

Russell

Douglas Spaulding Webb

Eubanks

Scott

M. Butler Heyden

Westbrooks

Samford

DuBose

Tinsley

Russell

Douglas Spaulding Webb

Eubanks

Scott

M. Butler Heyden

Westbrooks

App. State

DuBose

Tinsley

Russell

Douglas

Rowe

Webb

Eubanks

Scott

M. Butler Heyden

Westbrooks

at WCU

DuBose

Tinsley

Russell

Douglas

Rowe

Webb

Eubanks

Scott

M.Butler Heyden

Westbrooks

at Furman

Douglas Tinsley

Russell

Gebhardt Rowe

Webb

Eubanks

Scott

M.Butler Heyden

Westbrooks

S.C. State

Tinsley

Mention

Russell

Gebhardt Rowe

Webb

Eubanks

Scott

M.Butler Heyden

Westbrooks

at W & M

Douglas Tinsley

Russell

Gebhardt Rowe

Webb

Eubanks

Scott

M.Butler Heyden

Hill

at Wofford

Douglas Tinsley

Russell

Gebhardt Rowe

Stevenson Eubanks

Scott

M.Butler Heyden

Hill

at Delaware Douglas Tinsley

Russell

Gebhardt Rowe

Scott M. Butler Heyden

Hill

a

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Cave

Eubanks

Heyden J. Martin


PLAYS OF 20-PLUS YARDS GEORGIA SOUTHERN Opp Player(s) Type Down 1 SSU Shaw to Wilcox pass 2-4 2 SSU Shaw to D.Robinson pass 1-10 3 SSU Shaw to Bryant pass 1-10 4 SSU R. Brown run 3-9 5 SSU Wilcox run 2-4 6 SSU McKinnon run 3-6 7 SSU McKinnon run 2-5 8 SSU Gilmore run 3-2 9 CCU Shaw run 2-4 10 CCU Shaw to T. Butler pass 1-10 11 CCU Shaw to Sumner pass 2-14 12 CCU Shaw to Williford pass 3-2 13 Elon Dn Robinsin run 3-3 14 Elon Shaw to Wilcox pass 1-10 15 Elon Shaw to Wilcox pass 2-1 16 Elon Dn Robinson rush 1-10 17 Elon L. Scott INT ret 17 Elon Banks rush 1-10 18 Elon Hickey rush 1-10 19 Wof Shaw to Wilcox pass 2-10 20 Wof Banks run 1-10 21 Wof Shaw to Hickey pass 3-11 22 Wof Wilcox run 2-9 23 Wof Dn Robinson run 1-10 24 UTC Shaw to Wilcox pass 2-8 25 UTC Akinniranye (QB-JM) run 3-3 26 UTC Shaw to Wilcox pass 1-10 27 Cit McKinnon run 3-5 28 Cit McKinnon run 3-4 29 ASU Shaw to Dn Robinson pass 3-11 30 WCU Shaw to Sumner pass 1-10 31 WCU Shaw to Wilcox pass 1-10 32 WCU Brown run 1-10 33 WCU Shaw to Williford pass 1-10 34 FUR Shaw to Wilcox pass 1-10 35 FUR Shaw to Wilcox pass 2-11 36 SCSU Brown (QB-Shaw) run 1-10 37 SCSU Brown (QB-JM) run 2-9 38 SCSU Banks (QB-JM) run 1-10 39 WM Brown run 1-10 40 WM Dn Robinson run 1-10 41 WM Wilcox run 2-4 42 Wof Shaw to T. Butler pass 1-10 43 Wof Douglas fum rec run 1-10 44 Wof Shaw run 3-3 45 UD McKinnon run 2-7 46 UD Dn Robinson run 1-10

Yds 23 24 20 27 t-26 22 t-20 43 20 t-25 40 35 21 31 20 21 t-36 23 37 28 20 40 22 t-78 t-58 t-60 63 28 33 21 22 46 t-80 29 41 47 36 20 23 45 44 23 t-25 t-20 21 53 22

OPPONENTS Opp 1 SSU 2 SSU 3 SSU 4 Navy 5 CCU 6 CCU 7 CCU 8 CCU 9 CCU 10 CCU 11 CCU 12 Elon 13 Elon 14 Elon 15 Wof 16 Wof 17 Wof 18 Wof 19 Wof 20 Wof 21 UTC 22 UTC 23 SAM 24 SAM 25 SAM 26 SAM 27 ASU 28 ASU 29 ASU 30 ASU 31 ASU 32 WCU 33 WCU 34 WCU 35 WCU 36 WCU 37 FUR 38 FUR 39 SCSU 40 SCSU 41 SCSU 42 SCSU 43 WM 44 WM 45 Wof 46 Wof 47 Wof 48 Wof 49 Wof 50 Wof 51 UD 52 UD 53 UD

Player(s) Type Down Babb run 2-12 Defilippis to Babb pass 1-10 Defilippis to Lackey pass 1-10 Dobbs to G. Jones pass 1-10 MacDowall to Long pass 2-2 MacDowall to Willis pass 1-10 MacDowall to Whitley pass 2-10 MacDowall to Morgan pass 2-3 MacDowall to Hazel pass 3-3 O’Neal run 1-10 MacDowall to Willis pass 3-4 Riddle to Mellette pass 3-10 Riddle to Jeffcoat pass 3-5 Riddle to Mellette pass 3-7 Rucker run 2-3 Reed run 1-10 Allen to Reed pass 3-17 Breitenstein run 1-10 Allen to Bersin pass 2-12 Allen to Breitenstein pass 3-5 Coleman to Awuah pass 2-10 Coleman to Sutherland pass 3-8 Taliaferro pass 3-7 Evans run 3-1 Evans run 3-1 Evans run 1-10 Presley to B.J. Frazier pass 1-10 Presley to Elder pass 1-10 Presley run 3-11 Presley to Hillary pass 2-15 Presley to Quick pass 1-10 M. Johnson run 1-10 Cockrell run 1-10 Brindise to Mitchell pass 2-13 Rhodes run 1-0 Brindise to Alexander run 3-5 Worley to Mims pass 1-10 Worley to McFadden pass 3-8 Long to McDonald pass 3-10 Wherry run 2-7 Long to McDonald pass 3-17 Long to Elmore pass 2-9 Grimes run 2-11 Callahan run 3-6 Allen to A. Young pass 2-8 Breitenstein run 1-15 Marshall run 20 Allen to Bersin pass 1-10 Allen to Marshall pass 4-2 Allen to Bersin pass 1-10 Pierce run 2-1 Devlin to Thaxton pass 2-10 Pierce run 1-10

Yds 30 28 31 44 41 26 t-26 25 21 30 t-34 34 28 46 t-36 21 21 22 t-52 23 t-46 t-43 31 34 24 22 21 20 40 25 40 44 29 25 22 32 71 23 34 54 20 58 29 26 27 20 3-2 t-37 22 38 38 t-24 35

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN SCORING SUMMARY Qtr Pl Yds Time vs. Savannah State

Result

Qtr Pl Yds Time Samford

Result

1 10 1 6 2 11 2 8 2 8 3 6 4 11 4 6

Mora 39 FG R. Brown 2 run (Mora kick) Shaw 1 run (Mora kick) L. Brown 6 run (Mora kick) Mora 34 FG Wilcox 26 run (Mora kick) McKinnon 20 run (Mora kick) Akinniranye 2 run (C. Rogers kick)

1 12 4 3

McKinnon 1 run (Wilcox rush failed) Shaw 11 run (Mora kick)

57 31 45 36 29 80 78 80

4:31 2:56 6:33 3:24 3:38 2:22 5:56 2:34

at Navy 3 10

49 5:52

Shaw to Wilcox 17 pass (Mora kick)

at Coastal Carolina 2 10 57 5:49 2 4 5 1:55 2 2 8 75 3:34 3 6 32 2:34 3 10 68 4:46 4 4 4 44 1:15

Mora 41 FG R. Brown 1 run (Mora kick) Heyden PAT return T. Butler 25 pass from Shaw (Mora kick) Mora 36 FG Wilcox 15 pass from Shaw (Mora kick) Oehlbeck 8 fumble recovery (Mora kick) Shaw 1 run (Mora kick)

Elon 2 15 86 7:51 2 12 80 5:01 3 11 65 5:49 4 7 56 2:34 4 4 9 42 4:27

Shaw 1 run (Mora kick) Shaw 2 run (Mora kick) Dn Robinson 4 run (Mora kick) Akinniranye 4 run (Mora kick) L. Scott 36 INT return (Mora kick) Mora 23 FG

Wofford 1 2 10 45 5:12 3 11 74 3:21 3 4 5 62 2:38 4 1 78 0:16

Gebhardt safety Mora 36 FG Shaw 2 run (Mora kick) Webb 0 fumble recovery (Mora kick) Wilcox 22 run (Shaw pass failed) Dn Robinson 78 run (Dn Robinson rush failed)

Chattanooga 1 10 1 4 2 6 2 16 4 6

64 70 80 54 82

5:11 1:50 2:52 5:32 2:14

Mora 37 FG Wilcox 58 pass from Shaw (Mora kick) Akinniranye 60 run (Mora kick) Mora 33 FG Shaw 1 run (Mora kick)

5:42 4:35 3:24 4:15

Mora 26 FG R. Brown 3 run (Mora kick) Mora 26 FG McKinnon 3 run (Mora kick)

The Citadel 1 11 1 10 2 7 3 9

31 45 35 48

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69 5:39 21 0:28

Appalachian State 2 14 3 16 ot 4

56 4:20 76 9:27 25

Shaw 1 run (Mora kick) Dn Robinson 2 run (Mora kick) Brown 4 run (Mora kick)

Western Carolina 1 9 2 4 3 1 4 11

65 78 80 78

5:03 2:53 0:11 6:25

Wilcox 2 run (Mora kick) Shaw 2 (Mora kick) R. Brown 80 run (Mora kick) Shaw 1 run (Mora kick)

at Furman 1 10 2 12 3 8 4 20 4 5

62 69 82 93 33

5:34 6:22 3:58 10:58 1:07

Shaw 3 run (Mora kick) Mora 41 FG Shaw 1 run (Mora kick) Wilcox 1 run (Wilcox rush) Shaw 4 run (Mora kick)

vs. South Carolina State 1 11 80 5:02 1 1 2 7 44 3:07 3 9 28 5:19 3 10 50 4:22 4 4 11 61 5:33 4 5 19 2:22

Wilcox 5 run (Mora kick) Team safety on kickoff Gebhardt 34 fumble recovery (Mora kick) Mora 32 FG Mora 23 FG Mora 45 FG Team safety on kickoff Wilcox 1 yd run (Mora kick) DeMasi 1 yd run (Mora kick)

at William & Mary 1 4 2 10 3 4 13 4 10

61 54 81 72 69

1:35 5:38 2:01 7:36 4:36

Brown 6 run (Mora kick) Shaw 1 run (Mora kick) Shaw 18 run (Mora kick) Mora 21 FG Shaw 3 run (Mora kick)

at Wofford, quarterfinals, 12-11-10 1 9 69 5:06 1 2 7 17 3:17 8 56 1:05 4 6 11 2:27

T. Butler 25 pass from Shaw (Mora kick) Douglas 20 fumble recovery (Mora kick) Mora 33 FG Mora 21 FG Mora 37 FG

at Delaware, semifinals, 12-18-10 3 6 4 14

60 2:53 64 8:27

Mora 40 FG Brown 6 run (Mora kick)


OPPONENT SCORING SUMMARY Qtr Pl Yds Time Savannah State 2

7

Result

Qtr Pl Yds Time Appalachian State

30 2:15 D. Williams 31 FG

1 3 1 11

35 6:44 Buckley 18 FG 1 1:24 Buckey 42 FG 40 4:44 Dobbs 1 run (Buckley kick)

Western Carolina

Navy 1 10 1 4 2 8

1 1

5 7

Coastal Carolina

Furman

2 3 3 4

1 1 1 3 2 13 3 3

6 8 7 7

67 2:11 O’Neal 4 run (kick blocked) 74 2:58 Whitley 26 pass / MacDowall (pass failed) 73 3:18 Duran 12 pass / MacDowall (Durham kick) 95 1:36 Willis 34 pass / MacDowall (Durham kick)

1 5 2 7 4 13

63 1:55 Peterson 15 pass / Riddle (Shreiner kick) 70 2:00 Mellette 3 pass / Riddle (Shreiner kick) 85 4:08 Mellette 19 pass / Riddle (Shreiner kick)

Elon

Wofford 1 6 1 7 3 6 4 11 4 10

75 58 86 61 67

2:56 2:28 2:46 5:23 4:17

Rucker 36 run (Reed kick) D. Johnson 14 run (Reed kick) Berson 52 pass from Allen (Reed kick) Breitenstein 2 run (Reed kick failed) Breitenstein 5 run (Reed kick failed)

2:21 5:01 9:01 1:35 2:55

Awauh 46 pass from Coleman (Veres kick) Wynn 1 run (Veres kick) Coleman 11 run (Veres kick) Jackson 3 run (Veres kick) Sutherland 43 pass / Coleman (Veres kick)

Chattanooga 1 6 2 11 3 17 3 4 4 7

70 56 80 25 94

The Citadel No scoring

98 10 45 21

12 1:08 Presley 3 run (Vitaris kick) 80 4:29 Moore 1 run (Vitaris kick) 51 1:58 Bostic 36 FG 41 2:53 Bostic 38 FG 71 26 81 8

0:24 1:07 5:57 1:27

Mims 72 pass from Worley (Early kick) J. Williams 6 run (Early kick) Uhaa 1 run (Early kick) Maples 10 pass from Worley (Early kick)

South Carolina State 2 2 8 74 3:18 4 16 41 0:45

Elmore 90 kickoff return (Erickson kick) Erickson 21 FG Elmore 58 pass from Long (Erickson kick failed)

William & Mary 1 9 45 4:49 1 13 58 4:46 2 12 60 3:09

Kuhn 32 FG Kuhn 36 FG Francks 48 interception return (Callahan pass failed) Kuhn 33 FG

Wofford, Quarterfinals, 12-11-10 2 13 17 6:56 3 12 80 5:31 4 17 68 7:27 4

Reed 21 FG Bersin pass from Allen (Reed kick) Reed 27 FG Goltry 19 fumble recovery (Reed kick)

at Delaware, semifinals

Samford 2 14 2 7 3 7 4 4

Result

4:20 2:58 3:18 1:24

Evans 5 run (Yaw kick) Yaw 46 FG Yaw 31 FG Barnett 5 run (Yaw kick)

2 16 7 3 7 4 3 6

86 67 63 60 10

7:42 2:21 3:51 1:26 2:08

Schenauer 6 pass from Devlin (Perry kick) Perry 21 FG Thaxton 24 pass from Devlin (Perry kick) Hayes 7 run (Perry kick) Perry 20 FG

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SOUTHERN CONFERENCE TEAM STATISTICS SCORING OFFENSE 1. Appalachian State 2. Elon 3. Chattanooga 4. Furman 5. Wofford 6. Georgia Southern 7. Samford 8. Western Carolina 9. The Citadel

G TD FG XPT 2XP DXP 13 59 55 0 2 11 11 47 45 0 0 8 11 49 41 0 0 4 11 43 40 0 0 11 13 49 43 0 0 13 15 50 46 1 1 19 11 21 19 0 0 17 11 24 22 2 0 4 11 20 18 0 0 8

S 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1

Pts Avg/G 446 34.3 351 31.9 347 31.5 333 30.3 376 28.9 413 27.5 196 17.8 182 16.5 164 14.9

RUSHING OFFENSE G 1. Wofford 13 2. Georgia Southern 15 3. Appalachian State 13 4. The Citadel 11 5. Samford 11 6. Chattanooga 11 7. Furman 11 8. Elon 11 9. Western Carolina 11

Att 697 849 547 586 473 405 391 324 360

Yards 3871 3918 2826 2275 1936 1681 1662 1241 1180

Avg. 5.6 4.6 5.2 3.9 4.1 4.2 4.3 3.8 3.3

TD 35 40 36 13 13 18 21 18 7

Yards/G 297.8 261.2 217.4 206.8 176.0 152.8 151.1 112.8 107.3

SCORING DEFENSE 1. Georgia Southern 2. Wofford 3. Appalachian State 4. Samford 5. Furman 6. The Citadel 7. Elon 8. Chattanooga 9. Western Carolina

G TD TG XPT 2XP DXP 15 34 28 0 0 15 13 29 24 0 1 14 13 42 34 0 0 7 11 38 35 0 0 5 11 37 32 2 1 7 11 38 35 0 0 11 11 41 34 0 0 7 11 47 45 1 0 4 11 50 44 0 0 12

S 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Pts Avg/G 277 18.5 246 18.9 307 23.6 278 25.3 281 25.5 296 26.9 303 27.5 343 31.2 380 34.5

RUSHING DEFENSE G 1. Georgia Southern 15 2. Wofford 13 3. Chattanooga 11 4. Samford 11 5. The Citadel 11 6. Appalachian State 13 7. Elon 11 8. Western Carolina 11 9. Furman 11

Att 533 489 442 451 429 512 471 478 542

Yards 1905 1724 1788 1793 1833 2170 2176 2241 2329

Avg. 3.6 3.5 4.0 4.0 4.3 4.2 4.6 4.7 4.3

TD 16 13 24 15 23 23 25 26 28

Yards/G 127.0 132.6 162.5 163.0 166.6 166.9 197.8 203.7 211.7

PASS OFFENSE 1. Elon 2. Chattanooga 3. Appalachian State 4. Western Carolina 5. Samford 6. Furman 7. Wofford 8. Georgia Southern 9. The Citadel

G Comp 11 453 11 394 13 358 11 327 11 334 11 275 13 122 15 152 11 107

Att 303 220 217 163 188 152 65 75 38

Int 6 13 8 16 15 9 3 7 9

Pct. 66.9 55.8 60.6 49.8 56.3 55.3 53.3 49.3 35.5

Yards Avg. 3546 7.8 3049 7.7 2775 7.8 1975 6.0 1972 5.9 1875 6.8 1179 9.7 1271 8.4 569 5.3

TD Avg/G 28 322.4 27 277.2 22 213.5 13 179.5 6 179.3 18 170.5 12 90.7 5 84.7 3 51.7

TOTAL OFFENSE G 1. Elon 11 2. Appalachian State 13 3. Chattanooga 11 4. Wofford 13 5. Samford 11 6. Georgia Southern 15 7. Furman 11 8. Western Carolina 11 9. The Citadel 11

PASS DEFENSE 1. Wofford 2. Georgia Southern 3. Furman 4. The Citadel 5. Appalachian State 6. Samford 7. Elon 8. Chattanooga 9. Western Carolina

G Comp 13 335 15 358 11 259 11 247 13 371 11 282 11 312 11 278 11 333

Att 179 193 146 149 198 163 175 171 194

Int 16 15 14 10 14 15 13 13 11

Pct. 53.4 53.9 56.4 60.3 53.4 57.8 56.1 61.5 58.3

Yards Avg. 1993 5.9 2399 6.7 1770 6.8 1889 7.6 2350 6.3 2153 7.6 2194 7.0 2282 8.2 2633 7.9

TD Avg/G 11 153.3 15 159.9 7 160.9 15 171.7 18 180.8 19 195.7 14 199.5 19 207.5 21 239.4

KICKOFF RETURNS 1 . Georgia Southern 2. Samford 3. Wofford 4. The Citadel 5. Chattanooga 6. Western Carolina 7. Appalachian State 8. Elon 9. Furman

G 15 11 13 11 11 11 13 11 11

No. 58 34 48 46 53 67 55 51 49

TOTAL DEFENSE G Rush Pass Plays Yards Avg/P TD Avg/G 1. Wofford 13 1724 1993 824 3717 4.5 24 285.9 2. Georgia Southern 15 1905 2399 891 4304 4.8 31 286.9 3. The Citadel 11 1833 1889 676 3722 5.5 38 338.4 4. Appalachian State 13 2170 2350 883 4520 5.1 41 347.7 5. Samford 11 1793 2153 733 3946 5.4 34 358.7 6. Chattanooga 11 1788 2282 720 4070 5.7 43 370.0 7. Furman 11 2329 1770 801 4099 5.1 35 372.6 8. Elon 11 2176 2194 783 4370 5.6 39 397.3 9. Western Carolina 11 2241 2633 811 4874 6.0 47 443.1

PUNTING 1. Georgia Southern 2. Furman 3. Appalachian State 4. The Citadel 5. Western Carolina 6. Elon 7. Samford 8. Wofford 9. Chattanooga

G 15 11 13 11 11 11 11 13 11

No. Yards Avg/P Ret. Avg. 56 2298 41.0 45 0.8 53 2031 38.3 15 0.3 61 2374 38.9 57 0.9 52 2021 38.9 61 1.2 69 2660 38.6 133 1.9 42 1542 36.7 50 1.2 71 2752 38.8 195 2.7 50 1828 36.6 132 2.6 42 1511 36.0 163 3.9

Yards TD 1362 0 787 0 1041 1 923 0 1063 1 1343 0 1070 0 988 0 900 0

Avg. 23.5 23.1 21.7 20.1 20.1 20.0 19.5 19.4 18.4

----Gained ---- ---- Lost ---TURNOVER MARGIN G Fum Int Tot Fum Int Tot 1. Furman 11 12 14 26 8 9 17 Samford 11 11 15 26 2 15 17 3. Appalachian State 13 15 14 29 11 8 19 4. Elon 11 9 13 22 9 6 15 5. Wofford 13 13 16 29 18 3 21 6. Georgia Southern 15 16 15 31 22 7 29 7. Chattanooga 11 14 13 27 14 13 27 8. Western Carolina 11 8 11 19 15 16 31 9. The Citadel 11 9 10 19 23 9 32

TB Net/P 3 39.2 0 38.0 4 36.7 4 36.2 4 35.5 4 33.6 9 33.5 3 32.7 5 29.7

Mgn Per/G +9 0.82 +9 0.82 +10 0.77 +7 0.64 +8 0.62 +2 0.13 +0 0.00 -12 -1.09 -13 -1.18

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Rush 1241 2826 1681 3871 1936 3918 1662 1180 2275

PUNT RETURN AVG 1. Chattanooga 2. Elon 3. Furman 4. The Citadel 5. Georgia Southern 6. Western Carolina 7. Samford 8. Appalachian State 9. Wofford

G 11 11 11 11 15 11 11 13 13

PASS EFFICIENCY 1. Wofford 2. Elon 3. Appalachian State 4. Chattanooga 5. Furman 6. Georgia Southern 7. Western Carolina 8. Samford 9. The Citadel

G Comp 13 122 11 453 13 358 11 394 11 275 15 152 11 327 11 334 11 107

Pass Plays Yards Avg/P TD Avg/G 3546 777 4787 6.2 46 435.2 2775 905 5601 6.2 58 430.8 3049 799 4730 5.9 45 430.0 1179 819 5050 6.2 47 388.5 1972 807 3908 4.8 19 355.3 1271 1001 5189 5.2 45 345.9 1875 666 3537 5.3 39 321.5 1975 687 3155 4.6 20 286.8 569 693 2844 4.1 16 258.5

No. Yards 11 104 10 91 12 107 23 174 23 159 17 115 17 107 16 88 8 27

PASS EFF DEFENSE G Comp 1. Wofford 13 335 2. Furman 11 259 3. Appalachian State 13 371 4. Georgia Southern 15 358 5. Elon 11 312 6. Samford 11 282 7. The Citadel 11 247 8. Western Carolina 11 333 9. Chattanooga 11 278

TD Avg. 1 9.5 0 9.1 0 8.9 1 7.6 0 6.9 0 6.8 1 6.3 0 5.5 0 3.4

Att Int Pct. Yards 65 53.3 3 1179 303 66.9 6 3546 217 60.6 8 2775 220 55.8 13 3049 152 55.3 9 1875 75 49.3 7 1271 163 49.8 16 1975 188 56.3 15 1972 38 35.5 9 569

TD 12 28 22 27 18 5 13 6 3

Effic. 162.0 150.4 141.5 136.9 127.6 121.2 103.9 102.8 72.6

Att 179 146 198 193 175 163 149 194 171

TD 11 7 18 15 14 19 15 21 19

Effic. 104.7 111.9 115.0 115.6 121.6 133.5 136.5 138.9 143.7

Int 16 14 14 15 13 15 10 11 13

Pct. Yards 53.4 1993 56.4 1770 53.4 2350 53.9 2399 56.1 2194 57.8 2153 60.3 1889 58.3 2633 61.5 2282


SOUTHERN CONFERENCE TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS 1. Georgia Southern 2. Appalachian State 3. Elon 4. Chattanooga 5. Wofford 6. Samford 7. Furman 8. Western Carolina 9. The Citadel OPP. 1ST DOWNS 1. The Citadel 2. Chattanooga 3. Samford 4. Wofford 5. Furman 6. Georgia Southern 7. Elon 8. Appalachian State 9. Western Carolina

G Rush Pass Pen Total Avg/G 15 13 11 11 13 11 11 11 11

215 51 128 124 68 171 92 136 184 48 103 80 95 78 56 92 123 21 86 96 97 106 131 108 113 120 114 G

No.

Yards

31 25 25 22 21 20 19 13 9

188 192 137 137 136 129 114 96 44

1. The Citadel 2. Furman 3. Wofford 4. Georgia Southern 5. Western Carolina 6. Chattanooga 7. Elon 8. Appalachian State 9. Samford OPP PENALTIES 1. Western Carolina 2. Chattanooga 3. Elon 4. Appalachian State 5. Furman 6. Georgia Southern 7. The Citadel 8. Wofford 9. Samford

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

3RD-DN CONVERSIONS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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

OPP 3RD-DN CONVERT

G

No.

Yards

Avg/G

46 46 58 81 63 66 64 80 82

372 398 549 653 537 620 625 773 772

33.8 36.2 42.2 43.5 48.8 56.4 56.8 59.5 70.2

G

No.

Yards

Avg/G

11 11 11 13 11 15 11 13 11

72 62 66 71 65 86 50 53 42

692 619 613 658 537 657 473 479 385

62.9 56.3 55.7 50.6 48.8 43.8 43.0 36.8 35.0

1. Wofford Chattanooga 3. Furman 4. Appalachian State 5. The Citadel 6. Samford Elon 8. Western Carolina 9. Georgia Southern

Pct

TD (R-P)

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

RED ZONE DEFENSE 1. Georgia Southern 2. Wofford 3. Furman 4. Appalachian State 5. Chattanooga 6. Elon 7. Western Carolina 8. The Citadel 9. Samford

OPP 4TH-DN CONVERT 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

178 208 210 215 223 235 239 245 246

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

11 11 13 15 11 11 11 13 11

RED ZONE OFFENSE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

14 18 16 13 11 19 21 18 18

13 15 13 11 11 11 11 11 11

PENALTIES

78 94 97 96 81 108 105 107 114

4TH-DN CONVERSIONS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9.

277 270 260 251 243 192 189 168 153

G Rush Pass Pen Total Avg/G 11 11 11 13 11 15 11 13 11

SACKS BY 1. Appalachian State 2. Georgia Southern Wofford 4. Western Carolina 5. Samford 6. Chattanooga 7. The Citadel 8. Elon 9. Furman

11 18 21 23 11 9 16 20 9

G 11 15 11 13 13 11 11 11 11 G 15 13 11 13 11 11 11 11 11

Scores-Opps

42-44 51-60 40-48 39-48 50-63 34-49 23-35 18-29 14-27 Scores-Opps

33-45 26-35 38-50 36-45 29-36 35-43 45-55 37-45 28-34

95.5 85.0 83.3 81.2 79.4 69.4 65.7 62.1 51.9 Pct 73.3 74.3 76.0 80.0 80.6 81.4 81.8 82.2 82.4

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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

SACKS AGAINST

32 (19-13) 37 (35-2) 33 (14-19) 28 (26-2) 42 (30-12) 31 (17-14) 12 (11-1) 12 (10-2) 12 (6-6) TD (R-P) 21 (15-6) 16 (11-5) 33 (26-7) 30 (21-9) 25 (18-7) 30 (21-9) 34 (21-13) 29 (20-9) 24 (14-10)

G Conv. 13 15 11 11 13 11 11 11 11

25 35 7 17 20 14 31 27 17

G Conv.

Att.

13 15 11 13 11 11 11 11 11

7 8 6 12 11 9 7 12 16

G Conv. 11 11 15 13 13 11 11 11 11

77 68 92 76 68 52 66 49 44

G Conv. 13 13 11 15 11 11 11 11 11

68 70 57 76 54 66 59 68 81

G 11 11 11 14 11 11 12 11 11

9 9 11 20 24 26 26 29 43

0 4 1 2 1 3 0 4 4

20 19 14 26 21 17 13 20 23 Att. 158 145 214 180 165 134 191 160 144 Att. 184 180 145 192 136 163 142 159 171

Pct. 68.0 62.9 57.1 52.9 50.0 50.0 48.4 44.4 35.3 Pct. 35.0 42.1 42.9 46.2 52.4 52.9 53.8 60.0 69.6 Pct. 48.7 46.9 43.0 42.2 41.2 38.8 34.6 30.6 30.6 Pct. 37.0 38.9 39.3 39.6 39.7 40.5 41.5 42.8 47.4

No. Yards

Made-Att Fum 10-10 14-16 7-9 11-14 8-8 3-9 11-15 6-10 2-5

Att.

17 22 4 9 10 7 15 12 6

I 1 0 1 0 4 3 2 0 2

FIELD GOALS 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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

PAT KICKING 1. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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

INTERCEPTIONS

Made-Att

Pct.

11-12 11-12 19-21 13-16 17-23 8-14 8-15 4-8 4-10

.917 .917 .905 .812 .739 .571 .533 .500 .400

G

Made-Att

Pct.

15 11 11 11 11 11 13 13 11

46-46 45-45 22-22 40-41 19-20 18-19 55-59 43-48 41-47

1.000 1.000 1.000 .976 .950 .947 .932 .896 .872

G

1. Appalachian State 2. Elon 3. Chattanooga 4. Georgia Southern 5. The Citadel 6. Furman 7. Samford 8. Wofford 9. Western Carolina

14 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

TIME OF POSSESSION 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

G 11 13 15 13 11 11 11 11 11

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

No Yards TD

Avg.

18 14 11 11 11 9 7 6 2

15.5 8.0 10.4 8.9 31.0 15.0 9.0 10.2 12.0

279 112 114 98 341 135 63 61 24

0 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 0

G

Poss.Time

Avg/G

15 11 13 11 13 11 11 11 11

498:12 355:16 403:58 339:38 388:28 318:55 318:17 313:11 293:28

33:12 32:17 31:04 30:52 29:52 28:59 28:56 28:28 26:40

KICK COVERAGE

G No. Yds Avg. Retn TB Net.

45 67 83 146 151 196 188 229 305

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

13 13 15 11 11 11 11 11 11

Dns Other

ON-SIDE KICK SUCCESS

0 1 3 3 5 3 5 2 4

1 2 1 1 3 0 1 1 0

Made-Att Fum I Dns Other 12-14 2 4 3 1 10-14 1 2 2 0 5-9 4 2 1 1 6-8 2 1 3 1 4-7 1 0 1 2 5-7 0 1 3 2 11-12 2 3 3 1 8-12 1 0 3 0 4-5 1 1 2 1

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

1. Georgia Southern Samford 3. The Citadel 4. Elon Chattanooga Wofford Western Carolina Appalachian State Furman

77 83 79 64 44 37 64 65 39

4713 5336 4684 3959 2743 2081 3578 3600 2177

G 15 11 11 11 11 13 11 13 11

ON-SIDE KICK ALLOWED G 1. The Citadel Georgia Southern Elon Western Carolina Chattanooga 6. Furman 7. Samford Appalachian State Wofford

11 15 11 11 11 11 11 13 13

61.2 1369 64.3 1752 59.3 1278 61.9 1120 62.3 866 56.2 583 55.9 1044 55.4 1157 55.8 700

4 4 6 9 5 2 2 0 1

42.4 42.2 41.6 41.5 40.4 39.4 39.0 37.6 37.4

No. Yards 1-1 1-1 1-2 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

100.0 100.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

No. Yards 0-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-1 1-1 1-1

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

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SOUTHERN CONFERENCE INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING 1. Eric Breitenstein-WOF 2. Chris Evans-SAM 3. DeAndre Presley-ASU 4. Robert Brown-GSU 5. Errol Wynn-UTC 6. Terrell Dallas-CIT 7. Brandon Newsome-ELON 8. Michael Johnson-WCU 9. A.J. Harris-ELON 10. Mitch Allen-WOF

Cl JR SR JR FR SR JR SR SO JR JR

PASSING AVG/GAME 1. Scott Riddle-ELON 2. B.J. Coleman-UTC 3. DeAndre Presley-ASU 4. Cody Worley-FUR 5. Dustin Taliaferro-SAM 6. Zac Brindise-WCU 7. Jaybo Shaw-GSU 8. Mitch Allen-WOF 9. Matt Thompson-CIT 10. Jamal Jackson-ASU

G Comp-Att-Int 10 405 - 274 - 6 11 382 - 215 - 13 13 343 - 210 -7 10 223 - 126 - 8 10 224 - 133 - 9 10 222 - 123 - 9 15 140 - 71- 5 13 84 - 45 - 3 11 63 - 23 - 7 9 14- 7- 1

Cl SR JR JR SR JR JR JR JR FR FR

TOTAL OFFENSE 1. Scott Riddle-ELON 2. DeAndre Presley-ASU 3. B.J. Coleman-UTC 4. Cody Worley-FUR 5. Dustin Taliaferro-SAM 6. Zac Brindise-WCU 7. Eric Breitenstein-WOF 8. Mitch Allen-WOF 9. Jaybo Shaw-GSU 10. Chris Evans-SAM

Cl SR JR JR SR JR JR JR JR JR SR

G 13 11 13 13 10 11 9 11 11 13

Att. Yds Avg. TD 267 1639 6.1 22 233 1106 4.7 7 162 1039 6.4 13 212 999 4.7 7 124 653 5.3 5 135 665 4.9 6 105 536 5.1 6 151 611 4.0 5 124 608 4.9 8 153 681 4.5 4

G Rush 10 -43 13 1039 11 -17 10 98 10 137 10 77 13 1639 13 681 15 514 11 1106

Pct. 67.7 56.3 61.2 56.5 59.4 55.4 50.7 53.6 36.5 50.0

Yds 3231 2996 2631 1496 1427 1405 1233 871 353 144

Pass Plays 3231 446 2631 505 2996 419 1496 302 1427 290 1405 295 0 267 871 237 1233 349 0 233

Lg Avg/G 68 126.1 49 100.5 89 79.9 80 76.8 37 65.3 80 60.5 54 59.6 60 55.5 36 55.3 44 52.4

TD Lg 28 26 21 15 5 7 5 8 3 1

Avg/G 323.1 272.4 202.4 149.6 142.7 140.5 82.2 67.0 32.1 16.0

Total Yds/G 3188 318.8 3670 282.3 2979 270.8 1594 159.4 1564 156.4 1482 148.2 1639 126.1 1552 119.4 1747 116.5 1106 100.5

RECEPTIONS/GAME 1. Aaron Mellette-ELON 2. Joel Bradford-UTC 3. Sean Jeffcoat-ELON 4. Adam Mims-FUR 5. Brian Sutherland-UTC 6. Lance Camp-ELON 7. Brian Quick-ASU 8. Deja Alexander-WCU 9. Jacoby Mitchell-WCU 10. Matt Cline-ASU

Cl SO JR SR SR SO SR JR FR SO SR

G Rec. Yards TD 11 86 1100 12 11 81 1284 8 11 72 1025 7 10 55 724 5 11 50 729 5 9 36 341 1 13 47 844 9 9 32 524 2 11 39 441 5 12 42 415 2

Lg Avg/C Avg/G Rec/G 67 12.8 100.0 7.82 80 15.9 116.7 7.36 57 14.2 93.1 6.55 72 13.2 72.4 5.50 65 14.6 66.3 4.55 38 9.5 37.8 4.00 65 18.0 64.9 3.62 50 16.4 58.2 3.56 32 11.3 40.0 3.55 48 9.9 34.5 3.50

RECEIVE YDS/GAME 1. Joel Bradford-UTC 2. Aaron Mellette-ELON 3. Sean Jeffcoat-ELON 4. Adam Mims-FUR 5. Brian Sutherland-UTC 6. Brian Quick-ASU 7. Deja Alexander-WCU 8. Brenton Bersin-WOF 9. Quin Roberson-SAM 10. Jacoby Mitchell-WCU

Cl JR SO SR SR SO JR FR JR FR SO

G Rec. Yards TD 11 81 1284 8 11 86 1100 12 11 72 1025 7 10 55 724 5 11 50 729 5 13 47 844 9 9 32 524 2 13 32 703 9 11 31 474 3 11 39 441 5

Lg Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G 80 7.3 15.9 116.7 67 7.8 12.8 100.0 57 6.5 14.2 93.2 72 5.5 13.2 72.4 65 4.5 14.6 66.3 65 3.6 18.0 64.9 50 3.5 16.4 58.2 52 2.9 22.0 54.1 51 2.8 15.3 43.1 32 3.5 11.3 40.1

ALL PURPOSE 1. Brian Sutherland-UTC 2. Travaris Cadet-ASU 3. Eric Breitenstein-WOF 4. Joel Bradford-UTC 5. Aaron Mellette-ELON 6. Chris Evans-SAM 7. Mike Rucker-WOF 8. Sean Jeffcoat-ELON 9. Nate Harris-WCU 10. Adam Mims-FUR

Cl SO JR JR JR SO SR SR SR JR SR

G 11 13 13 11 11 11 13 11 11 10

INTERCEPTIONS Cl JR 1. Torez Jones-WCU 2. T.Broussard-SAM SR Kadeem Wise-UTC FR 4. Mark LeGree-ASU SR 5. Laron Scott-GSU JR 6. Ryan Steed-FUR JR B. Thompson-ELON SO 8. Jordan Tippit-UTC JR D. McDuffie-ASU SO C.Wrightenberry-ELON FR

G 10 11 11 12 15 11 11 9 12 9

Rush Rcv 180 729 671 218 1639 34 -10 1284 0 1100 1106 60 513 21 4 1025 342 47 106 724 No. Yards 7 54 6 80 6 2 5 66 6 75 4 120 4 59 3 90 4 33 3 30

PR 0 72 0 89 0 0 0 0 0 75

KR Yards Yards/G 914 1823 165.7 733 1694 130.3 0 1673 128.7 0 1363 123.9 168 1268 115.3 0 1166 106.0 761 1295 99.6 24 1053 95.7 642 1031 93.7 0 905 90.5

TD Long Avg/G 0 34 0.70 0 32 0.55 0 2 0.55 0 30 0.42 1 36 0.40 2 63 0.36 0 37 0.36 1 66 0.33 0 31 0.33 0 19 0.33

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PASS EFFICIENCY 1. Scott Riddle-ELON 2. DeAndre Presley-ASU 3. B.J. Coleman-UTC 4. Cody Worley-FUR 5. Dustin Taliaferro-SAM 6. Zac Brindise-WCU

Cl SR JR JR SR JR JR

G Comp-Att-Int 10 405 - 274 - 6 13 343 - 210 - 7 11 382 - 215 - 13 10 223 - 126 - 8 10 224 - 133 - 9 10 222 - 123 - 9

Pct. 67.7 61.2 56.3 56.5 59.4 55.4

Yds 3231 2631 2996 1496 1427 1405

TD 28 21 26 15 5 7

Effic. 154.5 141.8 137.8 127.9 112.2 110.9

No. Yards 22 158

TD 0

Lg 27

Avg. 7.2

PUNT RETURN AVG 1. Greg Adams-CIT

Cl SO

G 11

KICK RETURN AVG 1. Laron Scott-GSU 2. Mike Rucker-WOF 3. Travaris Cadet-ASU 4. Brian Sutherland-UTC 5. Nate Harris-WCU

Cl JR SR JR SO JR

G 15 13 13 11 11

No. 44 33 32 45 32

Yards 1161 761 733 914 642

PUNTING 1. Charlie Edwards-GSU 2. Bob Hooper-SAM 3. Blake Cain-WCU 4. Sam Martin-ASU 5. Cass Couey-CIT 6. Mike Hammons-UTC 7. Chas Short-FUR 8. Kasey Redfern-WOF

Cl JR SR JR SO SO JR JR FR

G 15 11 11 13 10 11 11 13

No. 56 68 67 60 40 37 53 26

Yards 2298 2726 2636 2354 1565 1422 2031 941

SCORING

Cl JR JR SR FR SO JR JR SO SO SO

G 13 15 13 11 11 13 15 11 13 10

1. Eric Breitenstein-WOF 2. Adrian Mora-GSU 3. Jason Vitaris-ASU 4. Ray Early-FUR 5. Aaron Mellette-ELON 6. DeAndre Presley-ASU 7. Jaybo Shaw-GSU 8. Cameron Yaw-SAM 9. Christian Reed-WOF 10. Adam Shreiner-ELON

SCORING (TDs) Cl JR 1. Eric Breitenstein-WOF 2. Aaron Mellette-ELON SO 3. DeAndre Presley-ASU JR 4. Jaybo Shaw-GSU JR 5. A.J. Harris-ELON JR 6. Devon Moore-ASU SR 7. Joel Bradford-UTC JR 8. Brian Quick-ASU JR Brenton Bersin-WOF JR 10. Brandon Newsome-ELON SR SCORING (KICK) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Adrian Mora-GSU Jason Vitaris-ASU Ray Early-FUR Cameron Yaw-SAM Christian Reed-WOF Adam Shreiner-ELON Jeff Veres-UTC Blake Bostic-WCU Ryan Sellers-CIT Kenton Beal-ELON

Cl JR SR FR SO SO SO SO SR JR FR

G 13 11 13 15 11 13 11 13 13 9 G 15 13 11 11 13 10 10 11 11 10

TD 22 0 0 0 12 14 16 0 0 0

TD 0 1 0 1 0

FG XPT 2XP 0 0 0 45 19 0 55 11 0 40 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 17 0 43 13 0 39 7 0

Lg 76 84 56 98 42

Avg. 26.4 23.1 22.9 20.3 20.1

Lg 62 61 60 63 68 50 62 51

Avg. 41.0 40.1 39.3 39.2 39.1 38.4 38.3 36.2

Pts 132 102 88 73 72 84 96 70 82 60

Pts/G 10.2 6.8 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.4 6.3 6.0

TD Rush Pass Ret. PAT Pts Pts/G 22 22 0 0 0 132 10.2 12 0 12 0 0 72 6.5 14 13 1 0 0 84 6.5 16 16 0 0 0 96 6.4 10 8 2 0 0 60 5.5 10 10 0 0 0 60 4.6 8 0 8 0 0 48 4.4 9 0 9 0 0 54 4.2 9 0 9 0 0 54 4.2 6 6 0 0 0 36 4.0 PATs 45-45 55-59 40-41 19-20 43-48 39-39 39-42 22-22 6-7 6-6

FGs 19-21 11-12 11-12 17-23 13-16 7-14 3-9 4-8 5-9 1-1

Pts 102 88 73 70 82 60 48 34 21 9

Pts/G 6.8 6.8 6.6 6.4 6.3 6.0 4.8 3.1 1.9 0.9


FIELD GOALS 1. Cameron Yaw-SAM 2. Adrian Mora-GSU 3. Ray Early-FUR Christian Reed-WOF 5. Jason Vitaris-ASU 6. Adam Shreiner-ELON 7. Ryan Sellers-CIT 8. Blake Bostic-WCU 9. Jeff Veres-UTC 10. Kenton Beal-ELON

Cl SO JR FR SO SR SO JR SR SO FR

G Made 11 17 15 19 11 11 13 13 13 11 10 7 11 5 11 4 10 3 10 1

FIELD GOAL PCT

Cl FR JR SO SO SO

G 11 15 13 11 10

1. Ray Early-FUR 2. Adrian Mora-GSU 3. Christian Reed-WOF 4. Cameron Yaw-SAM 5. Adam Shreiner-ELON

Att. 23 21 12 16 12 14 9 8 9 1

Made 11 19 13 17 7

SACKS 1. Ameet Pall-WOF 2. Jabari Fletcher-ASU 3. Erik Clanton-CIT 4. Brent Russell-GSU 5. Chris Donald-UTC 6. Alex Davis-SAM 7. Eric Eberhardt-WOF John Rizor-ASU 9. Joshua Williams-UTC 10. Darion Sutton-SAM

Cl JR SR SR SO JR JR JR SO SO SO

G Pos. Solo Ast. Yards Total Avg/G 13 DL 12 1 74 12.5 0.96 13 DL 8 2 59 9.0 0.69 11 DE 7 4 46 9.0 0.82 15 DL 7 2 60 8.0 0.53 11 DL 6 3 49 7.5 0.68 11 S 7 0 44 7.0 0.64 13 DL 5 1 26 5.5 0.42 13 DL 5 1 17 5.5 0.42 11 DE 4 2 27 5.0 0.45 11 LB 4 1 37 4.5 0.41

TACKLES FOR LOSS 1. Ameet Pall-WOF 2. Brent Russell-GSU 3. Jabari Fletcher-ASU 4. R. Tinsley-GSU 5. Justin Wray-ASU 6. Erik Clanton-CIT 7. Chris Donald-UTC 8. Darion Sutton-SAM 9. Alex Davis-SAM 10. Eric Eberhardt-WOF

Cl JR SO SR JR SO SR JR SO JR JR

G Pos. Solo Ast. Yards Total Avg/G 13 DL 19 7 103 22.5 1.73 15 DL 16 5 96 18.5 1.23 13 DL 13 7 96 16.5 1.27 15 DL 14 3 56 15.5 1.03 13 LB 13 3 35 14.5 1.12 11 DE 11 6 61 14.0 1.27 11 DL 11 5 78 13.5 1.23 11 LB 10 2 57 11.0 1.00 11 S 10 1 49 10.5 0.95 13 DL 7 6 34 10.0 0.77

G 15 11 10 11 11 11 8 13 9 15

No. 6 4 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3

Avg/G 0.40 0.36 0.30 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.25 0.23 0.22 0.20

Att. 45 39 41 59 42 48

Pct. 91.7 90.5 81.2 73.9 50.0

Cl JR SO FR SR SO SO

Cl JR JR FR SR JR JR SR SR JR JR

Made 45 39 40 55 39 43

Long 52 45 48 48 47

Made/G 1.55 1.27 1.00 1.00 0.85 0.70 0.45 0.36 0.30 0.10

PAT KICKING PCT 1. Adrian Mora-GSU Adam Shreiner-ELON 3. Ray Early-FUR 4. Jason Vitaris-ASU 5. Jeff Veres-UTC 6. Christian Reed-WOF

FUMBLES FORCED 1. Roderick Tinsley-GSU 2. Chris Donald-UTC 3. Jordan Jones-ELON 4. Erik Clanton-CIT Ryan Steed-FUR Tolu Akindele-CIT 7. Brandon Ward-ELON 8. Jabari Fletcher-ASU 9. Trey Selby-WCU 10. Derek Heyden-GSU

G 15 10 11 13 10 13

Att. 12 21 16 23 14

Pct. 73.9 90.5 91.7 81.2 91.7 50.0 55.6 50.0 33.3 100.0

Pct. 100.0 100.0 97.6 93.2 92.9 89.6

FUMBLES RECOVERED 1. Jabari Fletcher-ASU 2. Chris Wiley-FUR 3. E.J. Webb-GSU 4. Stephon Shelton-WOF 5. Randy Pressley-WCU Chris Donald-UTC Brandon Wiggins-ELON J M. Clay-SAM Karl Anderson-ASU Chris Lewis-Harris-UTC

Cl SR JR SR SO FR JR SR SR FR JR

G 13 11 14 10 11 11 11 11 11 11

No. 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Avg/G 0.31 0.27 0.21 0.20 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18

PASSES DEFENDED 1. Ryan Steed-FUR 1. Torez Jones-WCU 2. Ryan Steed-FUR 3. Kadeem Wise-UTC 4. Mark LeGree-ASU 5. Laron Scott-GSU 6. Tommy Irvin-WOF 7. Ed Gainey-ASU 8. Thomas Broussard-SAM Buster Skrine-UTC 10. Corey White-SAM

Cl SO JR JR FR SR JR SR JR SR SR JR

G 11 10 11 11 12 15 13 12 11 11 11

BrUp 11 5 9 6 8 9 7 9 3 8 7

Int. 4 7 4 6 5 6 4 1 6 1 1

TACKLES (All positions) 1. Adrian McLeod-WCU 1. Bryce Smith-SAM 2. D.J. Smith-ASU 3. Kadarron Anderson-FUR 4. Brandon Wiggins-ELON 5. Ryan Consiglio-UTC 6. Mitchell Bell-WCU 7. Max Lerner-FUR 8. Rock Williams-WCU 9. Tolu Akindele-CIT 10. Angelo Brown-WCU 11. Josh Rowe-GSU 12. Joshua Jones-ELON 13. Ricky Schwarz-WCU 14. Travis Greene-ELON 15. Chris Wiley-FUR 16. Derek Heyden-GSU 17. Torez Jones-WCU 18. Brandon Ward-ELON 19. Andy Davis-SAM Ryan Steed-FUR 21. Rod Harland-CIT 22. Terell Wilson-ELON Brandon Vaught-WCU 24. Nathan Wade-FUR 25. Erik Clanton-CIT 26. Justin Wray-ASU 27. Darion Sutton-SAM Blake Thompson-ELON 29. Dale Riley-ELON 30. Brandon Grier-ASU 31. Charles Johnson-WCU 32. D.J. Key-UTC 33. Tommy Irvin-WOF Chris Lewis-Harris-UTC 35. Josh Lynn-FUR Ronnie Hardison-ELON 37. E.J. Webb-GSU 38. Brent Russell-GSU 39. Greg Worthy-FUR 40. Troy Sanders-ASU Ameet Pall-WOF Jabari Fletcher-ASU 43. Randy Pressley-WCU 44. Nick Davison-UTC Jeremy Kimbrough-ASU 46. Shane Heatherly-UTC 47. Sterling Johnson-FUR 48. Chris Donald-UTC Pete Sanders-FUR 50. D. Jackson-CIT

Cl SR SR SR JR SR JR SR SR SO JR SR SO JR JR SR JR JR JR SR SR JR JR SR JR SO SR SO SO SO SO SO SR FR SR JR SO FR SR SO FR SO JR SR FR JR SO SO JR JR SR SR

G Pos Solo Ast 11 LB 62 75 11 LB 88 41 13 LB 76 68 11 LB 51 70 11 LB 65 51 11 LB 68 42 10 DB 47 35 11 DB 50 36 9 LB 34 32 11 LB 41 39 11 DB 36 43 15 LB 56 48 11 LB 24 50 9 LB 23 37 11 LB 36 37 11 LB 37 35 15 DB 62 36 10 DB 41 21 8 DL 22 26 11 S 48 17 11 CB 45 20 11 LB 31 33 9 DB 27 25 9 LB 20 32 11 S 33 30 11 DE 38 24 13 LB 46 27 11 LB 40 21 11 DB 30 31 8 DB 18 26 12 LB 23 41 11 DL 22 36 11 DB 39 18 13 DB 42 23 11 DB 38 17 11 DE 27 27 11 DB 41 13 14 LB 36 31 15 DL 49 22 11 LB 20 32 13 DB 42 18 13 DL 38 22 13 DL 26 34 11 DB 28 22 10 DL 31 14 10 LB 16 29 10 LB 22 22 8 LB 18 17 11 DL 26 22 11 DL 20 28 11 DB 30 17

Total 15 12 13 12 13 15 11 10 9 9 8 Total 137 129 144 121 116 110 82 86 66 80 79 104 74 60 73 72 98 62 48 65 65 64 52 52 63 62 73 61 61 44 64 58 57 65 55 54 54 67 71 52 60 60 60 50 45 45 44 35 48 48 47

Avg/G 1.36 1.20 1.18 1.09 1.08 1.00 0.85 0.83 0.82 0.82 0.73

Avg/G Sacks 12.5 1.5 11.7 1.5 11.1 2.0 11.0 0.0 10.5 2.0 10.0 2.0 8.2 0.0 7.8 0.0 7.3 1.0 7.3 0.0 7.2 1.0 6.9 3.5 6.7 0.0 6.7 1.5 6.6 1.0 6.5 0.0 6.5 0.0 6.2 1.0 6.0 3.0 5.9 0.0 5.9 0.0 5.8 0.5 5.8 0.0 5.8 1.0 5.7 1.0 5.6 9.0 5.6 2.0 5.5 4.5 5.5 1.0 5.5 0.5 5.3 1.5 5.3 1.5 5.2 0.0 5.0 0.0 5.0 0.0 4.9 2.0 4.9 0.0 4.8 2.0 4.7 8.0 4.7 0.0 4.6 1.0 4.6 12.5 4.6 9.0 4.5 2.5 4.5 2.0 4.5 0.0 4.4 0.0 4.4 0.0 4.4 7.5 4.4 1.0 4.3 0.0

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2010 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS

Team

W-L

Pct

PF

Appalachian State

7-1

.875

Wofford

7-1

.875

Georgia Southern

5-3

Chattanooga

5-3

SOCON

OVERALL

PA

H

A

Streak

W-L

Pct

PF

PA

281

173

4-0

3-1

W1

10-3

.769

446

307

7-1 3-2

L1

247

143

4-0

3-1

W1

10-3

.769

376

346

5-1 5-2

L1

.625

210

157

2-2

3-1

W3

10-5

.667

413

277 4-2 6-3

L1

.625

264

236

2-2

3-1

L1

6-5

.545

347

343 3-2 3-3

L1

Elon

5-3

.625

248

209

3-1

2-2

W4

6-5

.545

351

303 4-1 2-4

W4

Furman

3-5

.375

213

214

2-2

1-3

L2

5-6

.455

333

281 4-2 1-4

L2

Samford

2-6

.250

133

177

0-4

2-2

L3

4-7

.364

196

278

1-4 3-3

L3

The Citadel

1-7

.125

76

216

0-4

1-3

W1

3-8

.273

164

296

2-4 1-4

W1

Western Carolina

1-7

.125

117

264

0-4

1-3

L6

2-9

.182

182

380

0-5 2-4

L6

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October 9 Furman 56, Howard 14 Chattanooga 28, The Citadel 10 Appalachian State 34, Elon 31 Samford 38, Western Carolina 7 Wofford 33, Georgia Southern 31 October 16 Woff ord 45, Western Carolina 14 Furman 27, Samford 10 Chattanooga 35, Georgia Southern 27 Appalachian State 39, The Citadel 10 October 23 Georgia Southern 20, The Citadel 0 Wofford 28, Elon 21 Chattanooga 36, Furman 28 Appalachian State 37, Western Carolina 14 October 30 Wofford 35, The Citadel 0 Elon 49, Chattanooga 35 Samford 20, Georgia Southern 13 Appalachian State 37, Furman 26 November 6 Furman 31, Western Carolina 17 Georgia Southern 21, Appalachian State 14 (OT) Elon 27, The Citadel 16 Woff ord 10, Samford 3 Auburn 62, Chattanooga 24 November 13 Elon 30, Furman 25 Chattanooga 48, Samford 14 Georgia Southern 28, Western Carolina 6 Appalachian State 43, Woff ord 13 November 20 The Citadel 13, Samford 12 Georgia Southern 32, Furman 28 Elon 45, Western Carolina 14 Woff ord 45, Chattanooga 14 Florida 48, Appalachian State 10

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November 27 Georgia Southern 41, South Carolina State 16 December 4 Wofford 17, Jacksonville State 14 Appalachian State 42, Western Illinois 14 Georgia Southern 31, William & Mary 15 December 11 Villanova 42, Appalachian State 24 Georgia Southern 23, Wofford 20 December 18 Delaware 27, Georgia Southern 10


2010 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE HONORS SoCON SPORTS MEDIA ASSOCIATION First Team Offense QB DeAndre Presley, Jr., Appalachian State RB Chris Evans, Sr., Samford RB Eric Breitenstein, So., Wofford OL Daniel Kilgore, Sr., Appalachian State OL Brett Irvin, Sr., Appalachian State OL Pat Mills, Sr., Appalachian State OL Pat Illig, Sr., Wofford OL Clark Bishop, Sr., Wofford TE Ben Jorden, Jr., Appalachian State WR Aaron Mellette, So., Elon WR Joel Bradford, Jr., Chattanooga First Team Defense DL Jabari Fletcher, Sr., Appalachian State DL Erik Clanton, Sr., The Citadel DL Brent Russell, So., Georgia Southern DL Ameet Pall, Jr., Wofford LB D.J. Smith, Sr., Appalachian State LB Kadarron Anderson, Jr., Furman LB Bryce Smith, Sr., Samford DB Mark LeGree, Sr., Appalachian State DB Laron Scott, Jr., Georgia Southern DB Thomas Broussard, Sr., Samford DB Torez Jones, Jr., Western Carolina First Team Specialists PK Jason Vitaris, Sr., Appalachian State P Charlie Edwards, Jr., Georgia Southern RS Laron Scott, Jr., Georgia Southern

SoCON ALL-FRESHMAN

First Team Offense QB DeAndre Presley, Jr., Appalachian State QB (tie) Scott Riddle, Sr., Elon RB Chris Evans, Sr., Samford RB Eric Breitenstein, So., Wofford OL Daniel Kilgore, Sr., Appalachian State OL Rodney Austin, Jr., Elon OL Brett Moore, Jr., Georgia Southern OL Chris Harr, Sr., Chattanooga OL Pat Illig, Sr., Wofford TE Garrett Hughes, Sr., Chattanooga WR Aaron Mellette, So., Elon WR Adam Mims, Sr., Furman

All-Freshman Offense Terrance Martin, RB, The Citadel Kierre Brown, WR, Elon Dakota Dozier, OL, Furman Robert Brown, RB, Georgia Southern Dorian Byrd, OL, Georgia Southern Kelsey Pope, WR, Samford Quin Roberson, WR, Samford Fabian Truss, RB, Samford Marlon Anthony, WR, Chattanooga Keon Williams, RB, Chattanooga Deja Alexander, WR, Western Carolina

First Team Defense DL Jabari Fletcher, Sr., Appalachian State DL Erik Clanton, Sr., The Citadel DL Brent Russell, So., Georgia Southern DL Ameet Pall, Jr., Wofford LB D.J. Smith, Sr., Appalachian State LB Kadarron Anderson, Jr., Furman LB Bryce Smith, Sr., Samford DB Mark LeGree, Sr., Appalachian State DB Ryan Steed, Jr., Furman DB Laron Scott, Jr., Georgia Southern DB Buster Skrine, Sr., Chattanooga

All-Freshman Defense Patrick Blalock, DB, Appalachian State Derek Douglas, DL, The Citadel Brandon Brant, DL, Elon Shawn Boone, DL, Furman Josh Gebhardt, DL, The Georgia Southern D.J. Key, DB, Chattanooga Gunner Miller, LB, Chattanooga Kadeem Wise, DB, Chattanooga Randy Pressley, LB, Western Carolina Mike McCrimon, LB, Wofford James Zotto, LB, Wofford

First Team Specialists PK Jason Vitaris, Sr., Appalachian State P Charlie Edwards, Jr., Georgia Southern RS Laron Scott, Jr., Georgia Southern

Second Team Offense QB Scott Riddle, Sr., Elon RB Travaris Cadet, Jr., Appalachian State RB Terrell Dallas, Jr., The Citadel OL John Rubertone, Sr., Elon OL Ned Cuthbertson, Jr., Elon OL Brett Moore, Jr., Georgia Southern OL Thomas Gray, Sr., Samford OL Chris Harr, Sr., Chattanooga OL (tie) T.J. Hurless, Sr., Chattanooga TE Garrett Hughes, Sr., Chattanooga WR Brian Quick, Jr., Appalachian State WR Sean Jeffcoat, Sr., Elon WR (tie) Adam Mims, Sr., Furman

Second Team Offense QB B.J. Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga RB Travaris Cadet, Jr., Appalachian State RB Terrell Dallas, Jr., The Citadel OL Brett Irvin, Sr., Appalachian State OL Orry Frye, Jr., Appalachian State OL John Rubertone, Sr., Elon OL Thomas Gray, Sr., Samford OL Clark Bishop, Sr., Wofford TE Ben Jorden, Jr., Appalachian State WR Brian Quick, Jr., Appalachian State WR Joel Bradford, Jr., Chattanooga

All-Freshman Specialists Ray Early, PK, Furman Kasey Redfern, KOS, Wofford Sidney Rhodes, KR, Western Carolina

Second Team Defense DL John Michael Clay, Sr., Samford DL Roderick Tinsley, Jr., Georgia Southern DL Chris Donald, Jr., Chattanooga DL Jordan Gibson, Sr., Elon LB Brandon Wiggins, Sr., Elon LB Josh Rowe, So., Georgia Southern LB Ryan Consiglio, Jr., Chattanooga DB Ed Gainey, Jr., Appalachian State DB Cortez Allen, Sr., The Citadel DB Mitchell Bell, Sr., Western Carolina DB Tommy Irvin, Sr., Wofford

Second Team Defense DL John Michael Clay, Jr., Samford DL Josh Lynn, So., Furman DL Roderick Tinsley, Jr., Georgia Southern DL Alex Davis, Jr., Samford DL Chris Donald, Jr., Chattanooga LB Justin Wray, So, Appalachian State LB Brandon Wiggins, Sr., Elon LB Ryan Consiglio, Jr., Chattanooga DB Max Lerner, Sr., Furman DB Ryan Steed, Jr., Furman DB Kadeem Wise, Fr., Chattanooga DB Tommy Irvin, Sr., Wofford

Second Team Specialists PK Ray Early, Fr., Furman P Blake Cain, Jr., Western Carolina RS Travaris Cadet, Jr., Appalachian State

Second Team Specialists PK Ray Early, Fr., Furman P Bob Hooper, Sr., Samford RS Travaris Cadet, Jr., Appalachian State

Offensive Player of the Year DeAndre Presley, Jr., QB, Appalachian State

Roy M. “Legs” Hawley Offensive Player of the Year DeAndre Presley, Jr., QB, Appalachian State

Defensive Player of the Year Ameet Pall, Jr., DL, Wofford Freshman of the Year Kadeem Wise, DB, Chattanooga

Defensive Player of the Year: Ameet Pall, Jr., DL, Wofford

Jacobs Blocking Award Pat Illig, Sr., Wofford

Freshman of the Year Kadeem Wise, DB, Chattanooga

Coach of the Year Jerry Moore, Appalachian State

Wallace Wade Coach of the Year Russ Huesman, Chattanooga

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Freshman OT Dorian Byrd started all 15 games for the Eagles and earned SoCon All-Freshman honors

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ent Mel McBride – Presid President e Vic – Darryl Hopkins – Past President on rds ha Ric ) John (JR st President Robert Stockton – Pa sident Pre Tim Durden – Past Tracy Ham Garry Miller Terry Harvin Joey Cushing Dusty Reddick Matt Wise Dennette Thorton Raja Andrews Thomas LaRocco Isaac Ferrell

ERK RUSS ELL FOOT BALL SCHO LARS HIP:

Since Coach Russell’s passing in Sept ember of 2006, fans and friends of the Russell Family and Georgia Southern Foot ball have made contributions in Erk’s memory toward a scholarship. During the BlueWhite game in April 2008, the EFAA announced that $50,000 was raised towards the endowment in memory of legendar y football Coach Erk Russell. The Erk Russell Football Endowme nt will be awarded annually by the football coaching staff to the young man on the Eagle football team who most exemplifies the qualities Coach Russell sought in a football player during his storie d coaching career.

MEMBERS HIP INCLUDES :

* Tailgate Parties at Select Home Games * A Football Lettermen’s Directory * Invitations to Special Events including the Legends of Georgia Southern Football Golf Outing and $10,000 Reverse Raffle.

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ard Recipient Erk Russell Scholarship Aw * Named the first ever University and rn the Sou ia $ utions to Georg * Nearly 2,500 in contrib n $35,000 contha re Mo * ps rshi for schola the Athletic Foundation ngth training le Football team for stre tributed directly to the Eag completion sful ces supplements * Suc equipment and nutritional of Georgia s end Leg and $ erse Raffle of the annual 10,000 Rev netted more Atlanta which together Southern Golf Outing in than $75,000.

All former players, managers, coaches and trainers interested in contributing to the Erk Russell Football Endowment or receiving more information on the Eagle Football Alumni Association should contact: EFAA | P.O. Box 8115-01 | Statesboro, GA 30460 | 912.478.5520


All-America quarterback Tracy Ham helped guide the Eagles to back-to-back National Championships in 1985 and 1986.


THE RECORDS RUSHING SINGLE SEASON Attempts 1. 290......Chaz Williams...................................2002 2. 261......Jayson Foster...................................2007 261......Adrian Peterson...............................2001 4. 257......Adrian Peterson...............................1998 5. 248......Adrian Peterson...............................1999 6. 244......Jermaine Austin................................2002 Yardage 1. 1,932......Adrian Peterson...............................1998 2. 1,844......Jayson Foster...................................2007 3. 1,807......Adrian Peterson...............................1999 4. 1,546......Jermaine Austin................................2005 5. 1,481......Jayson Foster...................................2005 6. 1,461......Jermaine Austin................................2003 7. 1,459......Adrian Peterson...............................2001 8. 1,422......Chaz Williams...................................2002 9. 1,416......Jermaine Austin................................2002 Touchdowns 28..... Adrian Peterson..................................1999 1. 2. 27..... Chaz Williams.....................................2002 25..... Chaz Williams.....................................2004 3. 25..... Adrian Peterson..................................1998 24..... Jayson Foster.....................................2007 5. 6. 21..... Jayson Foster.....................................2005 19..... Ernest Thompson...............................1988 7. 8. 18..... Adrian Peterson..................................2001 18..... Tracy Ham..........................................1986 Yards-Per-Carry Average (Min. 100 atts.) 1. 7.5..... Adrian Peterson (257-1,932).............1998 2. 7.4..... Ricky Harris (111-825)........................1985 3. 7.3..... Adrian Peterson (248-1,807).............1999 4. 7.1..... Jayson Foster (261-1,844).................2007 7.1..... Greg Hill (152-1,084)..........................1999 6. 6.7..... Lamar Lewis (143-955)......................2007 6.7..... Roderick Russell (184-1,238)............1996 8. 6.6..... Jermaine Austin (233-1,546)..............2005 SINGLE GAME Most Attempts: 36....... Jaybo Shaw at Furman 11-20-2010 35....... Jerick McKinnon at Citadel 10-23-2010 34....... Adrian Peterson at Delaware 12-9-2000 (FCS Semifinals) 34....... Charles Bostick at Eastern Kentucky 10-5-1991 Most Yards Gained: 333......Adrian Peterson vs. Massachusetts (FCS Second Round).....12-4-1999 Most Yards Gained By a Freshman: 232......Adrian Peterson vs. Connecticut (FCS Second Round)..........12-5-1998 Most Yards Gained, Season Opener: 231......Jayson Foster vs. West Georgia... 9-8-2007 Most Yards Gained By a Quarterback: 279......Jayson Foster at Wofford . ......... 11-3-2007 Most Touchdowns: 1. 6 ...........Jayson Foster at Coastal Carolina 9-15-2007 2. 5 ............Adrian Peterson vs. VMI ........9-30-2000 5 ............Adrian Peterson vs. UMass (FCS Second Round) 12-4-1999 5 ............Adrian Peterson vs. The Citadel 10-24-1998 5 ............Gerald Harris vs. North Carolina A&T (FCS First Round) 11-29-1986

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Accolades and honors -- and records -- stacked up for Adrian Peterson during his career in an Eagle uniform. His name has a lasting presence on Georgia Southern, Southern Conference and NCAA record books including the NCAA Division I national mark for career rushing yards with 6,559. Longest Run From Scrimmage 1. 92t..........Mark Myers vs. Appalachian State 10-19-2002 2. 91t..........Adrian Peterson vs. East Tennessee State 10-31-1998 3. 85t..........Chris Wright at Western Carolina 10-8-1994 4. 84t..........Anthony Williams vs. Johnson C. Smith 9-9-2000 5. 83t..........Jayson Foster at Furman .... 11-11-2006 6. 82t..........Jayson Foster at Wofford........ 11-3-2007 7. 80t..........Robert Brown at Western Carolina 11-13-2010 80t..........Jayson Foster vs. The Citadel 10-27-2007 80t..........Jayson Foster vs. Johnson C. Smith 9-11-2004 9. 78t..........Jermaine Austin at East Tennessee State 11-1-2003 78t..........Marlow Warthen at Furman.... 11-5-1994 CAREER Attempts 1. 996.........Adrian Peterson..................... 1998-2001 2. 857.........Jermaine Austin.......................... 2002-05 3. 695.........Raymond Gross......................... 1987-90 4. 687.........Joe Ross..................................... 1987-90 5. 642.........Tracy Ham.................................. 1983-86 6. 578.........Charles Bostick.......................... 1990-95 Yardage 1. 6,559......Adrian Peterson..................... 1998-2001 2. 5,411......Jermaine Austin.......................... 2002-05 3. 3,876......Joe Ross..................................... 1987-90 4. 3,835......Jayson Foster............................. 2004-07 5. 3,325......Roderick Russell........................ 1994-97 6. 3,309......Greg Hill...................................... 1996-99 7. 3,212......Tracy Ham.................................. 1983-86

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Touchdowns 1. 84...........Adrian Peterson..................... 1998-2001 2. 62...........Chaz Williams............................. 2001-04 3. 54...........Jayson Foster............................. 2004-07 4. 53...........Gerald Harris.............................. 1983-86 5. 49...........Greg Hill...................................... 1996-99 6. 44...........Ernest Thompson....................... 1985-89 7. 43...........Tracy Ham.................................. 1983-86 Yards per Carry Avg. (Min. 300 atts.) 1. 6.75........Ricky Harris................................ 1983-86 2. 6.74........Jayson Foster............................. 2004-07 3. 6.59........Adrian Peterson..................... 1998-2001 4. 6.3..........Jermaine Austin.......................... 2002-05 5. 6.2..........Roderick Russell........................ 1994-97 6. 5.8..........Greg Hill...................................... 1996-99 7. 5.6..........Joe Ross..................................... 1987-90 Miscellaneous Consecutive Games Gaining 100+ Yards (incl. playoffs): 48 . ........Adrian Peterson..................... 1998-2001 Consecutive Games Gaining 100+ Yards (regular season): 36 . ........Adrian Peterson..................... 1998-2001 Consecutive Games Gaining 100+ Yards Quarterback: 10 . ........Chaz Williams...................................2002 Consecutive Games Scoring a Rushing TD: 12 . ........Jayson Foster...................................2005 Most 100-Yard Games In a Season: 15...........Adrian Peterson...............................1999 15...........Adrian Peterson...............................1998 Playoff stats are not included in season and career totals prior to 2002


Most 100-Yard Games In a Career (including playoffs): 54 . ........Adrian Peterson..................... 1998-2001 Most 100-Yard Games In a Career (regular season): 40 . ........Adrian Peterson..................... 1998-2001 Most Seasons Gaining 1,000 Yards or More: 4............. Adrian Peterson..... (1998, ‘99, 2000, ‘01)

PASSING SINGLE SEASON Attempts 1. 360......Lee Chapple.....................................2009 2. 283......Travis Clark.......................................2006 3. 279......Antonio Henton................................2008 4. 220......Tracy Ham........................................1984 5. 189......Raymond Gross...............................1990 6. 177......Tracy Ham........................................1986 7. 171......Tracy Ham........................................1985 8. 170......Jayson Foster...................................2007 9. 156......Kenny Robinson...............................1996 Completions 1. 233......Lee Chapple.....................................2009 2. 156......Antonio Henton................................2008 3. 147......Travis Clark.......................................2006 4. 109......Jayson Foster . ................................2007 109......Tracy Ham........................................1984 6. 108......Raymond Gross...............................1990 7. 98......Tracy Ham........................................1986 8. 94......Tracy Ham........................................1985 9. 86......Kenny Robinson...............................1996 Yards 1. 1,852......Antonio Henton................................2008 2. 1,808......Travis Clark.......................................2006 3. 1,774......Lee Chapple.....................................2009 4. 1,772......Tracy Ham........................................1986 5. 1,694......Tracy Ham........................................1984 6. 1,534......Raymond Gross...............................1990 7. 1,405......Tracy Ham........................................1985 8. 1,262......Greg Hill............................................1999 9. 1,247......J.R. Revere.......................................2000 10. 1,233......Jaybo Shaw....................................2010 11. 1,203......Jayson Foster...................................2007 Interceptions 1. 14......Lee Chapple.....................................2009 2. 13......Tracy Ham........................................1984 3. 12......Antonio Henton................................2008 4. 10......Tracy Ham........................................1986 5. 9......Rob Allen..........................................1982 6. 8......Tracy Ham........................................1985 7. 7......Kenny Robinson...............................1996 7......Greg Hill.......................1997, 1998, 1999 7......J.R. Revere.......................................2000

CAREER Most Attempts 1. 677......Tracy Ham.................................. 1983-86 2. 507......Raymond Gross......................... 1987-90 3. 481......Lee Chapple............................... 2008-09 4. 434......Kenny Robinson......................... 1994-97 5. 342......Greg Hill...................................... 1996-99 6. 287......Travis Clark................................. 2006-07 7. 279......Antonio Henton................................2008 8. 275......Chaz Williams............................. 2001-04 9. 263......J.R. Revere............................. 1998-2001 Most Completions 1. 352.........Tracy Ham.................................. 1983-86 2. 311.........Lee Chapple............................... 2008-09 3. 265.........Raymond Gross......................... 1987-90 4. 242.........Kenny Robinson......................... 1994-97 5. 192.........Greg Hill...................................... 1996-99 6. 156.........Antonio Henton................................2008 7. 147.........Travis Clark................................. 2006-07 8. 143.........Jayson Foster............................. 2004-07 9. 127.........Chaz Williams............................. 2001-04 10. 124.........J.R. Revere............................. 1998-2001 Most Yards 1. 5,757......Tracy Ham.................................. 1983-86 2. 3,806......Raymond Gross......................... 1987-90 3. 3,369......Greg Hill...................................... 1996-99 4. 3,203......Kenny Robinson......................... 1994-97 5. 2,561......Lee Chapple............................... 2008-09 6. 2,534......Chaz Williams............................. 2001-04 7. 2,335......J.R. Revere................................. 1998-01 Most Interceptions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

37...........Tracy Ham.................................. 1983-86 22...........Greg Hill...................................... 1996-99 17...........Raymond Gross......................... 1987-90 18...........Lee Chapple............................... 2008-09 13...........Kenny Robinson......................... 1994-97 12...........Antonio Henton................................2008 11...........J.R. Revere............................. 1998-2001

Most Touchdowns 1. 34...........Tracy Ham.................................. 1983-86 2. 23...........Chaz Williams............................. 2001-04 3. 22...........Greg Hill...................................... 1996-99 4. 18...........J.R. Revere............................. 1998-2001 18...........Raymond Gross......................... 1987-90 6. 15...........Antonio Henton................................2008 15...........Jayson Foster............................. 2004-07 8. 14...........Kenny Robinson......................... 1994-97 9. 13...........Lee Chapple............................... 2008-09

Completion Percentage 1. 64.7........Lee Chapple (311-of-481).......... 2008-09 2. 61.4........Jayson Foster (143-of-233)....... 2004-07 3. 56.1........Greg Hill...................................... 1996-99 4. 55.8........Kenny Robinson......................... 1994-97 5. 52.3........Tracy Ham.................................. 1983-86 52.3........Raymond Gross......................... 1987-90 8. 50.5........Derrick McGrady........................ 1990-91 SINGLE GAME Most Attempts: 56...........Lee Chapple at Furman........ 11-15-2008 Most Completions: 39...........Lee Chapple at Furman........ 11-15-2008 Most Yards: 419 . ......Tracy Ham vs. Furman.........12-21-1985 (FCS Championship Game) Most Interceptions: 6 ............Tracy Ham vs. East Tennessee State 11-3-1984 Most Touchdowns: 4 ............Chaz Williams vs. Elon.......... 10-2-2004 4.............Greg Hill vs. Western Illinois .12-12-1998 (FCS Semifinals) 4.............Tracy Ham vs. Furman.........12-21-1985 (FCS Championship Game) Longest Pass Completions 1. 85t..........Travis Clark to Jayson Foster at The Citadel, 10-28-2006 2. 82t..........Darius Smiley to Teddy Craft at Elon 10-1-2005 3. 81t..........Jayson Foster to Michael McIntosh vs. West Georgia, 9-8-2007 4. 80t..........Trey Hunter to T. J. Anderson vs. Chattanooga, 9-27-2003 80t..........Greg Hill to Corey Joyner vs. Chattanooga, 9-26-1998 80t..........Greg Hill to Earthwind Moreland vs. Liberty, 11-16-1996 7. 79t..........Tracy Ham to Ricky Harris vs. Arkansas State (FCS Championship), 12-20-1986 79t..........Chaz Williams to Carl Kearney vs. The Citadel, 10-26-2002

Playoff stats are not included in season and career totals prior to 2002

Touchdowns 1. 15......Antonio Henton................................2008 2. 13......Chaz Williams...................................2004 3. 12......Tracy Ham........................................1984 4. 11......J.R. Revere.......................................2000 5. 9......Chaz Williams...................................2002 9......Greg Hill............................................1999 9......Tracy Ham........................................1986 8. 8......Lee Chapple.....................................2009 8......Travis Clark.......................................2006 Completion Percentage 1. 64.7......Lee Chapple.....................................2009 2. 64.5......Lee Chapple.....................................2008 3. 64.4......Kenny Robinson...............................1995 4. 64.1......Jayson Foster...................................2007 5. 59.4......Greg Hill............................................1999 6. 58.8......Greg Hill............................................1998 7. 57.1......Raymond Gross...............................1990 8. 55.9......Antonio Henton................................2008 9. 55.6......Charles Bostick................................1991

Georgia Southern’s first first-team All-America, Tracy Ham still dominates the Eagle career passing records for attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns. He ranks first in career total offense with 8,969 yards, gaining more than 2,000 yards in his final three seasons.

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Miscellaneous Lowest Percentage of Passes Intercepted, Season: 0.0% .....Kenny Robinson (0 in 70)................1997 Lowest Percentage of Passes Intercepted, Career: 2.91% ...Chaz Williams (8 in 275)............ 2001-04 Most Games Throwing 200+ Yards, Season: 5.............Antonio Henton................................2008 (298 Northeastern; 232 Elon; 292 Appalachian St.; 261 at The Citadel; 202 Samford) Most Games Gaining 200+ Yards, Career: 10 . ........Tracy Ham (8 regular season)... 1983-86 Most Consecutive Games Throwing a TD Pass: 5 ............Antonio Henton................................2008 Chaz Williams...................................2004 Highest Percentage of Passes for TDs, Season: 12.9%....Jayson Foster (8 in 62)....................2005 Highest Percentage of Passes for TDs, Career: 8.4% .....Chaz Williams (23 in 275).......... 2001-04 Most Yards Per Attempt, Season: 13.6........Jayson Foster (842-62)....................2005 Most Yards Per Attempt, Career: 9.9..........Greg Hill (342-3,369)................. 1996-99 Most Yards Per Completion, Season: 25.5........Jayson Foster (842-33)....................2005 Most Yards Per Completion, Career: 19.95 ....Chaz Williams (2,534-127)........ 2001-04

RECEIVING SINGLE SEASON Receptions 1. 64...........Raja Andrews...................................2008 2. 51...........Jamere Valentin...............................2009 3. 45...........Adam Urbano...................................2009 4. 40...........Patrick Barker...................................2009 5. 39...........Maurice Bing....................................1996 6. 38...........Raja Andrews...................................2007 7. 37...........Karl Miller..........................................1990 8. 36...........Tim Camp.........................................2008 9. 35...........Tony Belser.......................................1987 10. 33...........Jayson Foster...................................2006

CAREER Receptions 1. 127.........Raja Andrews............................. 2005-08 2. 93...........Monty Sharpe............................. 1983-86 3. 80...........Tony Belser................................. 1985-88 4. 71...........Corey Joyner.............................. 1994-98 5. 70...........Terrence Sorrell.......................... 1989-92 6. 69...........Chris Johnson........................ 1997-2000 Yardage 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

1,854......Monty Sharpe............................. 1983-86 1,538......Raja Andrews............................. 2005-08 1,472......Tony Belser................................. 1985-88 1,332......Corey Joyner.............................. 1994-98 1,316......Chris Johnson........................ 1997-2000 1,302......Terrence Sorrell.......................... 1989-92

Touchdowns 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7.

19...........Monty Sharpe............................. 1983-86 13...........Teddy Craft................................. 2003-05 13...........Chris Johnson........................ 1997-2000 11...........Tony Belser................................. 1985-88 10...........Corey Joyner.............................. 1994-98 9.............Raja Andrews............................. 2005-08 7.............Terrence Sorrell.......................... 1989-92

Yards-Per-Catch (Min. 40 rec.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

24.2........Teddy Craft................................. 2003-05 19.9........Monty Sharpe............................. 1983-86 19.1........Chris Johnson........................ 1997-2000 18.8........Corey Joyner.............................. 1994-98 18.6........Terrence Sorrell.......................... 1989-93 18.4........Tony Belser................................. 1985-88

SINGLE GAME Most Receptions: 1. 10........Raja Andrews at The Citadel.. 11-1-2008 10........Raja Andrews vs. Samford..... 11-8-2008 2. 9........Adam Urbano at Samford....... 11-7-2009 9........Darreion Robinson at South Dakota State.............9-12-2009 9 .......Jayson Foster vs. Elon.........10-14-2006 9........Robert Baker at East Carolina.. 9-22-1984

Most Receiving Yards: 191.........Reggie McCutchen vs. Elon.10-14-2006 Most Receiving Touchdowns: 3.............Corey Joyner vs. Western Illinois (FCS Semifinals) 12-12-1998 Longest Receptions 1. 85t..........Jayson Foster from Travis Clark at The Citadel, 10-28-2006 2. 82t..........Teddy Craft from Darius Smiley at Elon, 10-1-2005 3. 81t..........Michael McIntosh from Jayson Foster vs. West Georgia, 9-8-2007 4. 80t..........T.J. Anderson from Trey Hunter vs. Chattanooga, 9-27-2003 80t..........Corey Joyner from Greg Hill at Chattanooga, 9-26-1998 80t..........Earthwind Moreland from Greg Hill vs. Liberty, 11-16-1996 7. 79t..........Ricky Harris from Tracy Ham vs. Arkansas State (FCS Champsionship), 10-20-1986 79t..........Carl Kearney from Chaz Williams at The Citadel, 10-26-2002 Miscellaneous Most Receptions by a Running Back, Season: 45...........Adam Urbano...................................2009 Most Games Gaining 100 + Yards, Season: 5.............Raja Andrews...................................2008 (123 vs. Northeastern; 143 vs. Elon; 121 at Western Carolina; 102 at The Citadel; 114 vs. Samford) Most Games Gaining 100 + Yards, Career: 5.............Raja Andrews............................. 2005-08

Playoff stats are not included in season and career totals prior to 2002

Yardage 1. 873.........Raja Andrews...................................2008 2. 673.........Chris Johnson..................................2000 3. 654.........Monty Sharpe...................................1984 4. 595.........Corey Joyner....................................1997 5. 582.........Frank Johnson.................................1986 6. 561.........Tony Belser.......................................1987 7. 551.........J.J. Wilcox.......................................2010 8. 541.........Maurice Bing....................................1996 Touchdowns 1. 8.............Chris Johnson..................................2000 2. 7.............Teddy Craft.......................................2004 7.............Corey Joyner....................................1997 4. 5.............Raja Andrews...................................2008 5.............Teddy Craft.......................................2005 5.............Monty Sharpe...................................1986 5.............Monty Sharpe...................................1985 5.............Monty Sharpe...................................1984 9. 4.............Jamere Valentine.............................2009 4.............Tim Camp.........................................2008 4.............Michael McIntosh.............................2008 4.............Reggie McCutchen..........................2005 Yards-Per-Catch (Min. 20 rec.) 1. 25.0........J.J. Wilcox.......................................2010 2. 24.1........Teddy Craft.......................................2004 3. 23.2........Chris Johnson..................................2000 4. 22.4........Frank Johnson.................................1986 5. 22.3........Terrence Sorrell................................1990 6. 21.8........Monty Sharpe...................................1984 7. 20.6........Corey Joyner....................................1998

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Prolilfic scorer Ernest “E.T. over the Top” Thompson ranks in the top 10 in points and touchdowns for both his single-season marks and career efforts. E.T.’s 116 points scored in the 1988 season was second among the national scoring leaders.

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Extra Points Made 1. 69...........Chris Chambers...............................1999 2. 61...........Scott Shelton....................................2002 3. 57...........Chris Chambers...............................1998 4. 56...........Jonathan Dudley..............................2004 5. 54...........Jonathan Dudley..............................2005 6. 50...........Tim Foley..........................................1986 7. 47...........Jesse Hartley....................................2007 47...........Mike Dowis.......................................1989 CAREER Points 1. 524.........Adrian Peterson..................... 1998-2001 2. 374.........Chaz Williams............................. 2001-04 3. 372.........Jayson Foster............................. 2004-07 4. 340.........Gerald Harris.............................. 1983-86 5. 300.........Tim Foley.................................... 1984-87 6. 294.........Greg Hill...................................... 1996-99 7. 266.........Ernest Thompson....................... 1985-89 SINGLE GAME Most Points: 36...........Jayson Foster at Coastal Carolina, 9-15-2007 Most Points, Kicking: 18...........Scott Shelton vs. Florida A&M (FCS First Round) 12-1-2001 Most Touchdowns: 6.............Jayson Foster at Coastal Carolina, 9-15-2007

Greg Hill, who led the Eagles to two back-toback title games in 1998 and 1999, holds the Georgia Southern record for highest average gain per play for the 1999 season with a 9.1 yard average. Hill amassed 6,675 yards of total offtense, only the second player to rush and pass for more than 3,000 yards in his career.

SINGLE SEASON Points 1. 174.........Adrian Peterson...............................1999 2. 162.........Chaz Williams...................................2002 3. 156.........Adrian Peterson...............................1998 4. 152.........Chaz Williams...................................2004 5. 144.........Jayson Foster...................................2007 6. 126.........Jayson Foster...................................2005 7. 116.........Ernest Thompson.............................1988 8. 110.........Adrian Peterson...............................2001 110.........Tracy Ham........................................1986 10. 108.........Ernest Thompson.............................1989

SINGLE SEASON Yardage 1. 3,047......Jayson Foster...................................2007 2. 2,820......Tracy Ham........................................1986 3. 2,480......Antonio Henton................................2008 4. 2,444......Chaz Williams...................................2002 5. 2,401......Tracy Ham........................................1984 6. 2,346......Greg Hill............................................1999 7. 2,323......Jayson Foster...................................2005 8. 2,254......Greg Hill............................................1998

Most Consecutive Games Gaining 300+ Yards: 4.............Tracy Ham........................................1986 (340 at East Carolina; 337 at Western Kentucky; . 327 at Central Florida; 379 vs. James Madison) Highest Average Gain Per Play, Season: 9.1..........Greg Hill............................................1999 Most Touchdowns Responsible For, Season: 38...........Chaz Williams...................................2004 Most Touchdowns Responsible for, Career: 85...........Chaz Williams............................. 2001-04 (62 rushing, 23 passing) Most Seasons Rushing and Passing For 1,000 Yards, Career: 2.............Greg Hill...........................1998 and 1999 Rushing and Passing For 3,000 Yards, Career: Greg Hill (3,309 rush, 3,369 pass)........... 1996-99 Tracy Ham (3,212 rush, 5,757 pass) ...... 1983-86

Plays 1. 438.........Lee Chapple.....................................2009 438.........Antonio Henton................................2008 3. 431.........Jayson Foster...................................2007 4. 390.........Chaz Williams...................................2002 5. 384.........Tracy Ham........................................1986 6. 368.........Tracy Ham........................................1984 7. 349.........Jaybo Shaw....................................2010 Kenny Robinson...............................1996 8. 327.........Tracy Ham........................................1985 Miscellaneous Most Plays, Game: 65...........Tracy Ham at East Tennessee State, 11-3-1984 Most Yards, Career: 8,969......Tracy Ham.................................. 1983-86 Most Yards Per Game, Season: 277.0......Jayson Foster (3,047-431)..............2007 Most Yards Per Game, Career: 213.5......Tracy Ham.................................. 1983-86 Most Seasons Gaining 2,000+ Yards: 3.............Tracy Ham.................................. 1984-86

Most Games Gaining 300+ Yards, Career: 12...........Tracy Ham (9 regular season)... 1983-86

Most Extra Points: 10...........Chris Chambers vs. Northern Arizona (FCS First Round) 11-27-1999 vs. Western Carolina, 10-9-1999

TOTAL OFFENSE

Field Goals Made 1. 19...........Adrian Mora....................................2010 2. 17...........Jesse Hartley....................................2007 17...........Tim Foley..........................................1987 4. 16...........Adrian Mora......................................2009 16...........Tim Foley..........................................1985 6. 15...........Reed Haley.......................................1993 7. 14...........David Cool........................................1991 8. 13...........Sean Holland....................................2003

Most Games Gaining 300+ Yards, Season: 5.............Tracy Ham........................................1986

Most Field Goals: 5.............Sean Holland vs. Furman....... 11-8-2003 5.............Reed Haley at The Citadel... 11-19-1994

SCORING

Touchdowns 1. 29...........Adrian Peterson...............................1999 2. 27...........Chaz Williams...................................2002 3. 26...........Adrian Peterson...............................1998 4. 25...........Chaz Williams...................................2004 5. 24...........Jayson Foster...................................2007 6. 21...........Jayson Foster...................................2005 7. 19...........Ernest Thompson.............................1988 8. 18...........Adrian Peterson...............................2001 18...........Tracy Ham........................................1986 18...........Ernest Thompson.............................1989

Most Yards Gained by a Freshman: 1,932......Adrian Peterson...............................1998

Quarterback Chaz Williams recorded 62 career rushing and 23 passing touchdowns from 20012004 for second on both those all-time lists. His 27 rushing TDs in 2002 is second only behind Adrian Peterson’s tally of 28 in the 1999 season.

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PUNTING SINGLE SEASON Most Punts 1. 73...........Don Norton.......................................1991 2. 69...........Bill Thatcher......................................1992 3. 62...........Daniel Jordan...................................2006 62...........Terry Harvin......................................1990 5. 61...........Charlie Edwards.............................2009 6. 58...........Bill Thatcher......................................1993 7. 56...........Charlie Edwards.............................2010 8. 55...........Eric Smith.........................................1994 Highest Average 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Corey Joyner owns the record for longest kickoff return, racing the length of the field and scoring a touchdown in the matchup versus East Tennessee State on November 1, 1997.

RETURNS SINGLE SEASON Most Kickoff Returns 1. 44...........Laron Scott.....................................2010 2. 33...........Nay Young........................................1986 3. 25...........Karl Miller..........................................1990 4. 22...........Karl Miller..........................................1988 22...........Melvin Bell........................................1983 6. 21...........Raja Andrews...................................2007 7. 20...........Darrell Pasco....................................2008 20...........Lewis Barr.........................................2003 Most Kickoff Return Yardage 1. 1,161.......Laron Scott.....................................2010 2. 715.......Nay Young........................................1986 3. 598.......Lewis Barr.........................................2003 4. 570.......Karl Miller..........................................1990 5. 495.......Karl Miller..........................................1988 6. 490.......Melvin Bell........................................1983 Most Punt Returns 1. 44...........Anthony Williams..............................2002 2. 38...........Brandon Rozzelle.............................1992 3. 34...........Rodney Oglesby..............................1989 4. 32...........Dexter Dawson.................................1993 5. 28...........Anthony Williams..............................2001

42.7........Scott Shelton....................................1999 41.1........Daniel Jordan...................................2004 41.0........Charlie Edwards.............................2010 ...............Daniel Jordan...................................2006 40.8........Don Norton.......................................1991 40.2........Daniel Jordan...................................2007 40.2........Scott Shelton....................................2001 40.0........Charlie Edwards.............................2008 39.9........Kenny Worob...................................1997 39.7........Eric Smith.........................................1994 39.6........Charlie Edwards.............................2009

Miscellaneous Most Punts, Career: 179.........Daniel Jordan............................. 2004-07 Most Punts, Game: 11...........Eric Smith at Miami.................. 9-3-1994 11...........Bill Thatcher vs. Jacksonville State, 10-24-1992

Highest Punt Return Average, Career: 12.4........Corey Joyner.............................. 1994-98

Highest Average Per Kick, Career: 40.8........Don Norton................................. 1990-91

Most Punt Return Touchdowns, Game and Season: 1.............12 players on 16 occasions (last by:) Raja Andrews vs. Appalachian State..........10-18-2008 David Arnold at Chattanooga.........................10-4-2008

Longest Punt: 75...........Kenny Worob vs. The Citadel, 10-21-1995

Most Punt Return Touchdowns, Career: 2.............Raja Andrews............................. 2005-08 2.............Jayson Foster............................. 2004-07 2.............Anthony Williams.................... 1999-2002 2.............Rodney Oglesby........................ 1988-91 Longest Punt Return: 94t..........Jayson Foster vs. Appalachian State, 10-16-2004

INTERCEPTIONS - Miscellaneous Most Passes Intercepted, Game: 3.............Rodney Oglesby vs. Savannah State, 9-7-1991 Most Passes Intercepted, Season: 6 ............by five players (last by) Laron Scott, 2010 Most Passes Intercepted, Career: 14...........Rodney Oglesby........................ 1988-91

Most Kick Returns, Game: 6.............three players on four occasions: Laron Scott vs. Wofford, 10-9-10, at Delaware, 12-18-10, Darrell Pasco vs. Furman, 11-14-09, Melvin Bell vs. Bethune-Cookman, 10-6-1984

Most Yards on Interception Returns, Game: 102 . ......Earthwind Moreland vs. Jacksonville State, 9-12-1998

Most Kick Returns, Career: 64...........Karl Miller.................................... 1987-90

Most Yards on Interception Returns, Season: 165 . ......A.J. Bryant........................................2004

Most Punt Return Yardage 1. 474.........Anthony Williams..............................2002 2. 366.........Dexter Dawson.................................1993 3. 347.........Rodney Oglesby..............................1989 4. 282.........Anthony Williams..............................2001 5. 280.........Raja Andrews...................................2008 6. 271.........Dexter Dawson.................................1995

Most Kick Return Yards, Game: 173.........Laron Scott vs. Wofford........... 10-9-10

Most Yards on Interception Returns, Career: 260......... A.J. Bryant................................. 2002-05

Most Kick Return Yards, Career: 1,386......Karl Miller.................................... 1987-90

Miscellaneous Most Punt Returns, Game: 9.............Dexter Dawson vs. VMI........10-23-1993

Highest Kick Return Avg., Season (min. 20 returns): 29.9........Lewis Barr.........................................2003

Most Touchdowns on Interception Returns, Game: 1.............on 28 occasions (last by:) Laron Scott vs. Elon, 2010 Laron Scott vs. Albany, 9-5-2009

Most Punt Returns, Career: 118.........Anthony Williams.................... 1999-2002

Highest Kick Return Average, Career: 26.2........Lewis Barr................................... 2002-05

Most Punt Return Yardage, Game: 143.........Anthony Williams vs. Chattanooga 9-22-2001

Most Kick Return Touchdowns, Game, Season and Career: 1.............by 10 players on 10 times (last by:) Samair Baker vs. Elon...................................9-20-2008

Most Punt Return Yardage, Career: 1,126......Anthony Williams.................... 1999-2002 Highest Punt Return Avg., Season (min. 15 returns): 15.9........Dexter Dawson.................................1995

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Longest Kick Return: 100t . .....Corey Joyner at East Tennessee State 11-1-1997

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Most TDs on Interception Returns, Season: 2.............on 2 occasions (last by:) Lavar Rainey, 2000 Most TDs on Interception Returns, Career: 3 ............Taz Dixon.................................... 1986-89 Longest Return of an Interception: 98t..........Ryan Hadden vs. Chattanooga, 9-25-1999


Kicking - Miscellaneous Most Field Goals Attempted, Game: 7.............Reed Haley at The Citadel 11-19-1994 Most Field Goals Attempted, Season: 24 - Jesse Hartley...........................................2007 Most Field Goals Attempted, Career: 62...........Tim Foley.................................... 1984-87 Most Field Goals Made, Game: 5.............Sean Holland vs. Furman....... 11-8-2003 5.............Reed Haley at The Citadel... 11-19-1994 Most Field Goals Made, Season: 19...........Adrian Mora....................................2010 Most Field Goals Made, Career: 50...........Tim Foley.................................... 1984-87 Longest Field Goal: 63...........Tim Foley (FCS record co-holder) vs. James Madison, 11-7-1987 Longest Field Goal by a Freshman: 60...........David Cool (FCS record) at James Madison, 11-5-1988 Consecutive Field Goals Made, Season: 12...........Tim Foley..........................................1985 Consecutive Field Goals Made, Career: 19...........Tim Foley.................................... 1985-86 (last 12 of 1985 and first seven of 1986) Highest Percentage of Field Goals Made, Season: 1.000......Jonathan Dudley (9-9).....................2004 Highest Percentage of Field Goals Made, Career: 81.9........Mike Dowis (27-33).................... 1988-90

Most Extra Points Attempted, Game: 10..................................................Chris Chambers vs. Northern Arizona (FCS First Round) 11-27-1999 10..................................................Chris Chambers vs. Western Carolina, 10-9-1999 Most Extra Points Attempted, Season: 72...........Chris Chambers...............................1999 Most Extra Points Attempted, Career: 156.........Tim Foley.................................... 1984-87 Most Extra Points Made, Game: 10...........Chris Chambers vs. Northern Arizona (FCS First Round) 11-27-1999 10...........Chris Chambers vs. Western Carolina, 10-9-1999 Most Extra Points Made, Season: 69...........Chris Chambers...............................1999 Most Extra Points Made, Career: 150.........Tim Foley.................................... 1984-87 Highest Percentage of Extra Points Made, Career: 1.000......Adrian Mora (95-95)........2008-present 99.0......Reed Haley (107-108)............... 1992-94 Most Consecutive Extra Points Made, Season (regular season): 47...........Jesse Hartley....................................2007 Most Consecutive Extra Points Made, Career (all games): 95...........Adrian Mora.....................2008-present

DEFENSE SINGLE SEASON Most Tackles 1. 133.........Mike West.........................................1990 2. 130.........Edward Thomas...............................1996 3. 127.........Paul Carroll.......................................1994 4. 121.........James Dickerson.............................1997 5. 117.........Jessie Jenkins..................................1985 6. 116.........Joe Scott...........................................2002 7. 112.........John Mohring....................................2005 112.........Joe Scott...........................................2001 Most Sacks 1. 15.5........Darren Alford....................................1988 2. 15.0........Edward Thomas...............................1996 3. 11.0........Eric Davis.........................................1998 4. 10.5........Alex Mash.........................................1993 5. 10.0........Giff Smith..........................................1988 Most Pass Breakups 1. 18...........Mark Giles........................................1990 2. 13...........Rodney Oglesby..............................1990 3. 12...........Don Hudson.....................................1992 4. 11...........Brandon Jackson.............................2007 11...........Nay Young........................................1986 11...........Chris Aiken.......................................1985 7. 10...........Laron Scott.....................................2010 10...........Carson Hill........................................2008 Most Fumble Recoveries 1. 5.............Darius Dawson.................................1993 2. 4.............Daryl Morrell.....................................1997 4.............Nay Young........................................1987 4. 3.............E.J. Webb.........................................2010 3.............Markeith Wylie..................................2009 3.............Larry Beard.......................................2007 3.............Victor Cabral.....................................2003 3.............Danny Durham.................................1985 3.............Michael Berry...................................1988

All-America Defensive Tackle Alex Mash recorded 25.0 sacks as an Eagle for second on that career list and is tied for third on the career fumble recoveries.

Most Tackles in a Game 1. 22...........James Dickerson at South Florida, 11-15-1997 22...........Jessie Jenkins at Troy State...9-15-1985 22...........Edward Thomas vs. VMI........10-5-1996 4. 21...........Everett Sharpe vs. The Citadel (FCS First Round) 11-26-1988 5. 20...........Edward Thomas at The Citadel, 10-26-1996 6. 19...........Chris Covington vs. Wofford...9-27-2008

All-American Tim Foley (1984-87) set several Georgia Southern and NCAA records during his career and was the first to kick the longest field goal -- a 63 yarder vs. James Madison – in the Football Championship Subdivision. Foley kicked two 50-plus yard field goals the week before against Western Kentucky. CAREER Most Tackles 1. 375.........Paul Carroll................................. 1991-94 2. 353.........Freddy Pesqueira................... 1999-2002 3. 343.........Jesse Jenkins............................. 1982-85 4. 316.........John Mohring.......................... 2003-2006 5. 308.........Edward Thomas......................... 1993-96 6. 288.........Michael Ward......................... 1999-2002 Most Sacks 1. 30.0........Edward Thomas......................... 1993-96 2. 25.0........Alex Mash................................... 1990-93 3. 24.5........Steve Bussoletti.......................... 1988-91 4. 23.5........Giff Smith.................................... 1987-90 5. 19.5........Freddy Pesqueira................... 1999-2002 Most Pass Breakups 1. 35...........Rodney Oglesby........................ 1988-91 2. 27...........Nay Young.................................. 1984-87 3. 24...........Mark Giles.................................. 1988-91 4. 22...........James Young.............................. 2001-04 22...........David Young........................... 1999-2002 6. 20...........Rob Stockton.............................. 1992-95 Most Fumble Recoveries 1. 6.............Michael Berry............................. 1988-91 6.............Darius Dawson........................... 1990-93 3. 5.............Steve Bussoletti.......................... 1988-91 5.............Jeff Evans................................... 1982-85 5.............Nay Young.................................. 1984-87 5.............Alex Mash................................... 1990-93 5.............Derrick Reeves........................... 1994-97 5.............Daryl Morrell............................... 1997-98

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SINGLE GAME OFFENSE Total Offense Most Plays: 103 at East Carolina ................9-22-1984 Most Plays, Both Teams: 170 at East Carolina..........9-22-1984 Most Yards Gained: 732 vs. Western Carolina..10-9-1999 Most Yards Gained, Both Teams: 1,216 vs. Northern Arizona (FCS First Round).11-27-1999 Rushing Most Plays: 80 vs. Furman....................11-5-2005 Most Plays, Both Teams: 124 at James Madison.......11-4-1989 Most Yards: 665 vs. Glenville State.....11-12-1994 Most Yards, Both Teams: 801 vs. Youngstown State...12-20-99 (FCS Championship Game) Most Touchdowns: 11 vs. Johnson C. Smith....9-11-2004 Passing Most Attempts: 57 at Furman....................11-15-2008 Most Attempts, Both Teams: 92 at Furman....................11-15-2008 Most Completions: 40 at Furman....................11-15-2008 Most Completions, Both Teams: 59 at Furman....................11-15-2008 Most Interceptions Thrown: 6 at East Tennessee State.11-3-1984 Most Passing Yards: 419 vs. Furman............... 12-21-1985 (FCS Championship Game) Most Touchdown Passes: 4 vs. Elon............................10-2-2004 4 vs. Western Illinois ...... 12-21-1998 (FCS Semifinals) 4 vs. Furman................... 12-21-1985 (FCS Championship Game) Punting Most Punts:

11 vs. Jacksonville State .10-24-1992 11 at Miami...........................9-3-1994

Punt Returns Most Returns: 10 at Virginia Military....... 10-23-1993 Most Return Yards: 143 vs. Chattanooga...9-22-2001 Most Touchdowns: 1 on 16 occasions (last by:) ..vs. Appalachian State (10-18-2008) Kick Returns Most Returns: 9 vs. Massachusetts (FCS Championship)...... 12-19-1998 Most Yards: 193 vs. Oregon State.........9-18-1999 Most Touchdowns: 1 on 10 occasions (last by:) vs. Elon 9-20-2008 Scoring Most Points: 84 vs. Johnson C. Smith....9-11-2004 Most Points, Both Teams: 101 vs. Northern Arizona .......... (FCS First Round) 11-27-1999 Largest Margin of Victory: 81 vs. Johnson C. Smith (84-3) 9-11-2004 Largest Margin of Defeat: 56 at Miami (56-0) 9-3-1994 Largest 4th Quarter Comeback (NCAA Record): 28 pts. (31-3 with 11 minutes) at Western Carolina........ 10-25-2008 Most Touchdowns: 12 vs. Johnson C. Smith 9-11-2004

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Georgia Southern’s victory at 14th-ranked Furman not only broke the Paladins’ six-game home winning streak, but 25-year-old single-game passing records as well. The records for most passing attempts (59), most attempts by both teams (92), most completions (40) and most completions by both teams (59) surpassed marks set during the Eagles’ 1984 season. Most Touchdowns, Both Teams: 14 at South Dakota State 10-292005 14 vs. Northern Arizona .......... (FCS First Round) 11-27-1999 Most Extra Points Made: 10 on five occasions (last by:) vs. Johnson C. Smith ........9-11-2004 Most Extra Points Made, Both Teams: 13 at South Dakota State 10-29-2005 13 vs. Northern Arizona (FCS First Round) 11-27-1999 Most Field Goals Made: 5 vs. Furman......................11-8-2003 5 at The Citadel................11-19-1994 Most Field Goals Made, Both Teams: 9 at Elon........................... 10-13-2007 (4 by GS-5 by Elon... Ties NCAA FCS record) First Downs Most First Downs: 35 at East Carolina.......9-22-1984 Most First Downs, Both Teams: 61 vs. Marshall.................11-18-1989 Most First Downs, Rushing: 31 vs. Glenville State.......11-12-1994

Most First Downs, Rushing, Both Teams: 38 vs. Hofstra (FCS Second Round) .......12-2-2000 Most First Downs, Passing: 20 at East Carolina.............9-22-1984 Most First Downs, Passing, Both Teams: 31 at The Citadel................11-1-2008 31 at Central Florida...........9-15-1984 Most First Downs, Penalty: 4 at Oregon State...............9-18-1999 Most First Downs, Penalty, Both Teams: 7 vs. East Tennessee St. .10-31-1998 Fumbles Most Fumbles: 9 on three occasions (last by:) at Chattanooga.................11-10-1990 Most Fumbles, Both Teams: 16 at Savannah State......11-24-1983 Most Fumbles Lost: 6 vs. Massachusetts (FCS Championship)...... 12-19-1998 Most Fumbles Lost, Both Teams: 8 on three occasions (last by:) vs. Massachusetts (FCS Championship)...... 12-19-1998

OVERTIME RESULTS Date Nov. 6, 2010 Nov. 1, 2008 Oct. 25, 2008 Sept. 27, 2008 Sept. 13, 2008 Oct. 13, 2007 Sept. 22, 2007 Nov. 18, 2006 Oct. 21, 2006 Sept. 3, 2005 Nov. 28, 1987

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Opponent..................................Result................................ To go into overtime #1 Appalachian State............... W 21-14... 16-play, 9:27 TD drive to tie opens 2nd hlf at The Citadel (3OT) . .............. W 44-41.......... Mora’s 37 FG ties game at 24 in 4th at Western Carolina . ............... W 38-31........ NCAA record 28-pt 4th qtr comeback #14 Wofford................................L 37-38....... Mora hits 25 FG with :06 in regulation Northeastern............................. W 34-27....... Camp catches first TD with 1:01 to go at Elon (2OT)..............................L 33-36............. Elon ties game at 30 with 5:36 left Chattanooga...............................L 38-45.........Eagles score TD with 1:17 remaining Central Arkansas........................L 31-34..... UCA adds 7, holds GS scoreless in 4th #1 Appalachian State (2OT).......L 20-27............ASU ties game with 11 minutes left at Northeastern......................... W 41-38..... Eagles score in final drive of regulation Maine (1st Round Playoffs)..... W 31-28.............GS rallies with 18 2nd-half points


Penalties Most Penalties: 19 vs. Johnson C. Smith......9-9-2000 Most Penalties, Both Teams: 29 at East Tennessee St..10-15-1983 Most Yards Penalized: 179 at Elon.......................11-15-2003 179 vs. Johnson C. Smith....9-9-2000 Most Yards Penalized, Both Teams: 270 at Elon.......................11-15-2003 Fewest Penalties-Yards Penalties: 0 vs. Delaware (FCS Second Round)........12-6-1997

SEASON OFFENSE Total Offense Most Yards: 6,575................................................. 2002 Most Yards Per Game: 551.7.............................. 1999 Highest Average Per Play: 7.6............................ 1999 Most Touchdowns: 72......................................... 2004 Rushing Most Yards: 5,407................................................. 2002 Most Yards Per Game: 419.0.............................. 1999 Most Yards Per Play: 7.0..................................... 1999 Most Touchdowns: 61......................................... 1999 Passing Most Attempts: 412.............................................. 2009 Most Completions: 261........................................ 2009 Most Yards: 2,721................................................. 2008 Most Yards Per Game: 247.4.............................. 2008 Highest Completion Pct.: 63.3 (261-of-412)...... 2009 Most Touchdowns: 20......................................... 2008 Punting Most Punts: 73 .................................................... 1991 Fewest Punts: 23.................................................. 1999 Highest Punting Average: 41.1........................... 1999 Punt Returns Most Returns: 48.................................................. 2002 Fewest Returns: 18.............................................. 2005 Most Yards: 530.................................................... 2002 Highest Average: 15.9.......................................... 1984 Most Touchdowns: 2......2008, 2004, 1993 and 1984 Kick Returns Most Returns: 58.................................................. 2010 Fewest Returns: 21.............................................. 1984 Most Yards: 1,362................................................. 2010 Highest Average: 25.5.......................................... 1997 Most Touchdowns: 2........................................... 1997

Fumbles Most Fumbles: 49................................................. 1987 Most Fumbles Lost: 25........................................ 1987 Fewest Fumbles: 12............................................. 2009 Fewest Fumbles Lost: 7......................2006 and 1992

SINGLE GAME DEFENSE Fumbles Most Fumbles Caused: 7 ............. at The Citadel, 10-23-2010 ....... vs. Savannah State, 11-24-1983 Most Fumbles Recovered: 6 ............. at The Citadel, 10-23-2010 .......................vs. Furman, 11-8-1997 Turnovers Most Turnovers Caused: 9 ................. at The Citadel, 10-23-10 (three interceptions and six fumbles) First Downs Fewest Allowed: 4 vs. Western Carolina, 9-19-2009 4 at Virginia Military....... 10-23-1993 Fewest Allowed, Rushing: 0 ......................... vs. Elon, 9-25-2010 0 ....vs. Western Carolina, 9-19-2009 0 .........vs. Valdosta State, 9-12-1992 Fewest Allowed, Passing: 0 on five occasions (last by:) vs. The Citadel................ 10-23-1999 Total Defense Fewest Plays Allowed: 43 vs. South Carolina State,11-27-10 Fewest Yards Allowed: 55 vs. South Carolina St..11-19-1988 Most Yards Allowed: 712 at Appalachian State 10-24-2009 Rushing Defense Fewest Rushes Allowed: 10 vs. Valdosta State,........9-12-1992 Fewest Yards Allowed: minus-19 at Elon............. 10-13-2007 Most Yards Allowed: 415 at Miami.........................9-3-1994 Pass Defense Fewest Attempts Allowed: 3 at The Citadel................11-17-1994

Fewest Completions Allowed: 0 vs. The Citadel........................9-11-1993 Fewest Yards Allowed: 0 vs. The Citadel........................9-11-1993 Most Yards Allowed: 527 vs. Bethune-Cookman.......10-6-1984 Most Interceptions: 7 vs. Savannah State..................9-7-1991 7 vs. Chattanooga ....................9-26-1986 Most Yards on Interception Returns: 142 vs. Chattanooga.................9-22-2001

SEASON DEFENSE Total Defense Fewest Yards Allowed: 2,638.............................. 1988 Fewest Yards Allowed Per Game: 239.8........... 1988 Lowest Opponent Average Per Play: 3.8.......... 1988 Rushing Defense Fewest Yards Allowed: 1,078.............................. 1982 Fewest Yards Allowed Per Game: 98.0............. 1982 Lowest Opponent Average Per Rush: 2.7........ 1988 Fewest Rushing Touchdowns Allowed: 6........ 1991 Passing Defense Fewest Yards Allowed: 1,341.............................. 1991 Fewest Yards Allowed Per Game: 121.9........... 1991 Fewest Yards Allowed Per Completion: 10.2... 2001 Lowest Opponent Completion Pct.: 43.9.......... 1983 Fewest Passing Touchdowns Allowed: 6......... 1989 Most Interceptions: 22......................................... 1984 Most Yards On Interception Returns: 334........ 1999 Most TDs on Interception Returns: 3......1999, 2000 Punt Returns Lowest Opponent Average: 1.4.......................... 2001 Kick Returns Lowest Opponent Average: 14.3........................ 1990 FumbleS Most Fumbles Caused: 36.................................. 1987 Most Fumbles Recovered: 21............................. 1997 First Downs Fewest Allowed: 155............................................ 2001 Fewest Allowed, Rushing: 66............................. 1997 Fewest Allowed, Passing: 55.............................. 1991 Scoring Fewest Points Allowed: 132................................ 2001 Fewest Points Per Game Allowed: 12.0............ 2001 Fewest Touchdowns Allowed: 15...................... 1989

Scoring Most Points: 564................................................... 2004 Most Points Per Game: 50.0............................... 1999 Most Touchdowns: 77......................................... 2004 Most Extra Points Made: 72................................ 1999 Most Two-Point Conversions Made: 5.............. 1983 Most Field Goals Made: 19.................................. 2010 First Downs Most First Downs: 286......................................... 2005 Most First Downs, Rushing: 248........................ 2005 Most First Downs, Passing: 112......................... 2008 Most First Downs, Penalty: 21............................ 1988 Penalties Most Penalties: 103.............................................. 2000 Most Yards Penalized: 877.................................. 2000 Fewest Penalties: 56............................................ 1995 Fewest Yards Penalized: 474.............................. 1995

On November 1, 2008, Adrian Mora kicked a 37-yard field goal with 3:42 remaining in the game to knot the score with the Bulldogs at 24. Twenty more points and a GS record three overtimes were needed to give the Eagles the 44-41 win in Charleston.

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PLAYOFF RECORDS

ALL PLAYOFF GAMES INDIVIDUAL

SINGLE GAME INDIVIDUAL Most Net Rushing Yards 333 Adrian Peterson vs. Massachusetts.12-4-1999 Most Rushing Attempts 34 Adrian Peterson at Delaware........... 12-9-2000 Most Rushing Touchdowns 5 Adrian Peterson vs. Massachusetts.12-4-1999 5 Gerald Harris vs. North Carolina A&T.11-29-1986 Most Passing Yards 419 Tracy Ham vs. Furman................... 12-21-1985 Most Passing Attempts 37 Tracy Ham vs. Furman................... 12-21-1985 Most Passes Completed 23 Tracy Ham vs. Furman................... 12-21-1985 Most Passes Had Intercepted 2 Raymond Gross vs. Furman.......... 12-17-1988 Most Touchdown Passes 4 Greg Hill vs. Western Illinois........... 12-12-1998 4 Tracy Ham vs. Furman................... 12-21-1985 Best Completion Percentage (min. 15 attempts) .667 (10-15) Raymond Gross vs. Central Florida.12-8-1990 Most Pass Receptions 7 Frank Johnson vs. Furman............. 12-21-1985 7 Carl Kearney vs. Western Kentucky..12-14-2002 Most Receiving Yards 148 Frank Johnson vs. Furman............. 12-21-1985 Most Touchdown Receptions 3 Corey Joyner vs. Western Illinois... 12-12-1998 Most Yards Total Offense 509 (419 pass, 90 rush) Tracy Ham vs. Furman .................. 12-21-1985 Most Total Offensive Plays 59 Tracy Ham vs. Furman................... 12-21-1985 Most Punts 9 Kenny Worob at Montana................. 12-2-1995 Best Punting Average (min. 3 punts) 48.0 (4-192) Terry Harvin vs. The Citadel............11-24-1990 Most Interceptions 2 on six occasions (last by:) James Young vs. Bethune-Cookman 11-30-2002 Most Interception Return Yards 52t Mike Youngblood vs. Hofstra............ 12-2-2000 Most Punt Return Yards 99 Anthony Williams vs. Youngstown State..................... 12-18-1999 Most Kickoff Return Yards 134 Laron Scott (6 returns) at Delaware..................................... 12-18-2010 Most Fumble Return Yards 38 Kiwaukee Thomas vs. Massachusetts.......................... 12-19-1998 Most Points Scored 32 Adrian Peterson vs. Massachusetts.12-4-1999 Most Touchdowns Scored 5 Adrian Peterson vs. Massachusetts.12-4-1999 5 Gerald Harris vs. North Carolina A&T.11-29-1986 Most Extra Points 10 Chris Chambers vs. Northern Arizona, 11-27-1999 Most Field Goals 4 Scott Shelton vs. Florida A&M.......... 12-1-2001 4 Tim Foley vs. Arkansas State......... 12-20-1986

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Most Net Rushing Yards 897 Adrian Peterson..........................................1999 (134 vs. Northern Arizona; 333 vs. Massachusetts; 183 vs. Illinois State; 247 vs. Youngstown State) Most Rushing Attempts 110 Raymond Gross.........................................1988 (22 vs. The Citadel; 32 vs. Stephen F. Austin; 29 vs. Eastern Kentucky; 27 vs. Furman) Most Rushing Touchdowns 12 Adrian Peterson.........................................1999 (1 vs. Northern Arizona; 5 vs. Massachusetts; 3 vs. Illinois State; 3 vs. Youngstown State) Most Passing Yards 779 Tracy Ham.................................................1985 (145 vs. Jackson State; 125 vs. Middle Tennessee State; 90 vs. Northern Iowa; 419 vs. Furman) Most Passing Attempts 67 Tracy Ham.................................................1985 (10 vs. Jackson State; 14 vs. Middle Tennessee State; 6 vs. Northern Iowa; 37 vs. Furman) Most Passes Completed 40 Tracy Ham.................................................1985 (6 vs. Jackson State; 9 vs.... Middle Tennessee State; 2 vs. Northern Iowa; 23 vs. Furman). Most Passes Had Intercepted 3 Raymond Gross.........................................1988 (1 vs. The Citadel; 0 vs. Stephen F. Austin; 0 vs. Eastern Kentucky; 2 vs. Furman) Most Touchdown Passes 7 Tracy Ham.................................................1985 (2 vs. Jackson State; 0 vs. Middle Tennessee State; 1 vs. Northern Iowa’ 4 vs. Furman) Best Completion Percentage (min. 40 attempts) 65.9 Raymond Gross.........................................1990 (10-13 vs. The Citadel; 7-11 vs. Idaho; 10-15 vs. Central Florida; 2-5 vs. Nevada) Most Pass Receptions 15 Corey Joyner.............................................1998 (3 vs. Colgate; 0 vs. Connecticut; 6 vs. Western Illinois; 6 vs. Massachusetts) Most Receiving Yards 315 Chris Johnson............................................2000 (75 vs. McNeese State; 74 vs. Hofstra; 56 vs. Delaware; 110 vs. Montana) Most Touchdown Receptions Corey Joyner.............................................1998 4 (0 vs. Colgate; 0 vs. Connecticut; 3 vs. Western Illinois; 1 vs. Massachusetts) Most Points Scored 74 Adrian Peterson.........................................1999 (6 vs. Northern Arizona; 32 vs. Massachusetts; 18 vs. Illinois State; 18 vs. Youngstown State) Most Touchdowns Scored 12 Adrian Peterson.........................................1999 (1 vs. Northern Arizona; 5 vs. Massachusetts; 3 vs. Illinois State; 3 vs. Youngstown State)

Longest Kickoff Return 59 Laron Scott vs. South Carolina St.................. 11-27-2010 Longest Fumble Return 38 Kiwaukee Thomas.......................... 12-19-1998 vs. Massachusetts, (FCS Championship) Longest Interception Return 52t Mike Youngblood vs. Hofstra............ 12-2-2000

SINGLE GAME TEAM Most First Downs 30 vs. Hofstra......................................... 12-2-2000 30 vs. Connecticut................................. 12-5-1998 Most Rushing First Downs 27 vs. Connecticut................................. 12-5-1998 Most Passing First Downs 18 vs. Furman (FCS Championship)... 12-21-1985 Most Rushing Attempts 77 South Carolina State.......................11-27-2010 Most Net Rushing Yards 638 vs. Youngstown State ..................... (FCS Championship) 12-18-1999 Most Net Passing Yards 419 vs. Furman (FCS Championship)... 12-21-1985

Longest Plays Individual Longest Rush 75t Joe Ross vs. The Citadel.................11-26-1988 Longest Pass 79t Tracy Ham to Ricky Harris ........................ vs. Arkansas State, 12-20-1986 Longest Field Goal 55 David Cool vs. Furman................... 12-17-1988 Longest Punt 62 Terry Harvin vs. Idaho....................... 12-1-1990 vs. Furman...................................... 12-17-1988 Longest Punt Return 72t Anthony Williams vs. Youngstown State ..................... (FCS Championship) 12-18-1999

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Most Passing Attempts 37 vs. Furman (FCS Championship)... 12-21-1985 Most Passes Completed 23 vs. Furman (FCS Championship)... 12-21-1985 Best Completion Percentage (min. 10 attempts) .769 (10-13) vs. Western Illinois.............. 12-12-1998 Most Passes Had Intercepted 2 vs. Furman (FCS Championship)... 12-17-1988 Most Yards Total Offense 659 vs. Northern Arizona........................11-27-1999 Most Total Offensive Plays 86 (65 rush, 21 pass) vs. Massachusetts ..................... (FCS Championship) 12-19-1998 Best Punting Average (min. 4 punts) 48.0 vs. The Citadel.................................11-24-1990 Most Punts 9 at Montana........................................ 12-2-1995 Most Punts Had Blocked 0 Most Punt Return Yards 99 vs. Youngstown State ..................... (FCS Championship) 12-18-1999 Most Kickoff Return Yards 169 vs. Massachusetts ......................... (FCS Championship) 12-19-98 Most Interception Return Yards 60 vs. Hofstra......................................... 12-2-2000 60 vs. Villanova.....................................11-25-1989 Most Yards Penalized 106 (11) vs. North Carolina A&T...............11-29-1986 Most Fumbles Lost vs. Massachusetts 6 ..................... (FCS Championship) 12-19-1998 Most Points Scored 72 vs. Northern Arizona........................11-27-1999

ALL PLAYOFF GAMES TEAM Most First Downs 104 ...................................................................1986 (23 vs. North Carolina A&T; 24 vs. Nicholls State; 29 vs. Nevada; 28 vs. Arkansas State) 104 ...................................................................1998 (26 vs. Colgate; 30 vs. Connecticut; 22 vs. Western Illinois; 26 vs. Massachusetts) Most Net Rushing Yards 2,030 ...................................................................1999 (559 vs. Northern Arizona; 470 vs. Massachusetts; 363 vs. Illinois State; 638 vs. Youngstown State) Most Net Passing Yards 794 ...................................................................1985 (160 vs. Jackson State; 125 vs. Middle Tennessee State; 90 at Northern Iowa; 419 vs. Furman) Most Passes Attempted 71 ...................................................................1986 (14 vs. North Carolina A&T; 19 vs. Nicholls State; 16 vs. Nevada; 22 vs. Arkansas State) Most Passes Completed 41 ...................................................................1985 (7 vs. Jackson State; 9 vs. Middle Tennessee State; 2 at Northern Iowa; 23 vs. Furman) Most Passes Had Intercepted 3 ...................................................................1988 (1 vs. The Citadel; 0 vs. Stephen F. Austin; 0 vs. Eastern Kentucky; 2 vs. Furman). Most Yards Total Offense 2,253 ...................................................................1999 (659 vs. Northern Arizona; 500 vs. Massachusetts; 439 vs. Illinois State; 655 vs. Youngstown State) Most Punts 16 ...................................................................2000 (5 vs. McNeese State; 2 vs. Hofstra; 3 vs. Delaware; 6 vs. Montana)

Most Yards Penalized 350 ...................................................................1986 (106 vs. North Carolina A&T; 104 vs. Nicholls State; 75 vs. Nevada; 65 vs. Arkansas State) Most Fumbles Lost 9 ...................................................................2000 (1 vs. McNeese State; 2 vs. Hofstra; 4 vs. Delaware; 2 vs. Montana) 9 ...................................................................1998 (1 vs. Colgate; 2 vs. Connecticut; 0 vs. Western Illinois; 6 vs. Massachusetts) Most Points Scored 203 ...................................................................1986 (52 vs. North Carolina A&T; 55 vs. Nicholls State; 48 vs. Nevada; 48 vs. Arkansas State).

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME INDIVIDUAL Most Net Rushing Yards 247 Adrian Peterson .................... vs. Youngstown State 12-18-1999 Most Rushing Attempts 31 Raymond Gross vs. Nevada.......... 12-15-1990 31 Joe Ross vs. Stephen F. Austin...... 12-16-1989 Most Rushing Touchdowns 3 Adrian Peterson .................... vs. Youngstown State 12-18-1999 Most Net Passing Yards 419 Tracy Ham vs. Furman................... 12-21-1985 Most Passing Attempts 37 Tracy Ham vs. Furman................... 12-21-1985 Most Passes Completed 23 Tracy Ham vs. Furman................... 12-21-1985 Most Passes Had Intercepted 2 Raymond Gross vs. Furman.......... 12-17-1988 Most Touchdown Passes 4 Tracy Ham vs. Furman................... 12-21-1985 Best Completion Percentage (min. 15 attempts) .622 (23-37) Tracy Ham, vs. Furman....... 12-21-1985 Most Pass Receptions 7 Frank Johnson vs. Furman............. 12-21-1985 Most Receiving Yards 148 Frank Johnson vs. Furman............. 12-21-1985 Most Touchdown Receptions 2 Frank Johnson vs. Furman............. 12-21-1985 Most Yards Total Offense 509 (56 plays) Tracy Ham vs. Furman.... 12-21-1985 Most Total Offensive Plays 56 (37 pass-19 rush) Tracy Ham ......................................... vs. Furman 12-21-85 Number of Punts 6 Scott Shelton vs. Montana............. 12-16-2000 6 Terry Harvin vs. Stephen F. Austin. 12-16-1989 Best Punting Average (min. 3 punts) 47.3 Terry Harvin vs. Furman................. 12-17-1988 Most Interceptions 1, on 12 occasions (last by:) Ryan Hadden vs. Montana............. 12-16-2000 Most Interception Return Yards 22 Kevin Whitley vs. Stephen F. Austin.12-16-1989 Most Punt Return Yards 99 Anthony Williams .................... vs. Youngstown State 12-18-1999 Most Kickoff Return Yards 120 Bennie Cunningham ......................... vs. Massachusetts 12-19-1998 Most Points Scored 18 Tracy Ham vs. Arkansas State....... 12-20-1986 18 Adrian Peterson .................... vs. Youngstown State 12-18-1999

Most Touchdowns Scored 3 Adrian Peterson .................... vs. Youngstown State 12-18-1999 3 Tracy Ham vs. Arkansas State....... 12-20-1986 Most Extra Points 8 Chris Chambers .................... vs. Youngstown State 12-18-1999 Most Field Goals 4 Tim Foley vs. Arkansas State......... 12-20-1986 Longest Rush 73 Mark Myers vs. Montana................ 12-16-2000 Longest Pass Completion 79t Tracy Ham to Ricky Harris ...........................vs. Arkansas State 12-20-1986 Longest Field Goal 55 David Cool vs. Furman................... 12-17-1988 Longest Punt 62 Terry Harvin vs. Furman................. 12-17-1988

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TEAM Most First Downs 28 vs. Arkansas State.......................... 12-20-1986 28 vs. Furman...................................... 12-21-1985 Most Rushing First Downs 23 vs. Youngstown State..................... 12-18-1999 Most Passing First Downs 18 vs. Furman...................................... 12-21-1985 Most Penalty First Downs vs. Stephen F. Austin...................... 12-16-1989 2 Most Rushing Attempts 66 vs. Stephen F. Austin...................... 12-16-1989 Most Net Rushing Yards 638 vs. Youngstown State..................... 12-18-1999 Most Net Passing Yards 419 vs. Furman...................................... 12-21-1985 Most Passing Attempts 37 vs. Furman...................................... 12-21-1985 Most Passes Completed 23 vs. Furman...................................... 12-21-1985 Best Completion Percentage (min. 15 attempts) .622 (23-37) vs. Furman.......................... 12-21-1985 Most Passes Had Intercepted vs. Furman...................................... 12-17-1988 2 Most Yards Total Offense 655 vs. Youngstown State..................... 12-18-1999 Most Total Offensive Plays 86 (65 rush-21 pass) vs. Massachusetts.12-19-1998 Best Punting Average (min. 3 punts) 47.3 vs. Furman...................................... 12-17-1988 Most Punts vs. Montana.................................... 12-16-2000 6 6 vs. Stephen F. Austin...................... 12-16-1989 Most Punt Return Yards 99 vs. Youngstown State..................... 12-18-1999 Most Kickoff Return Yards 169 vs. Massachusetts.......................... 12-19-1998 Most Interception Return Yards 42 (5 interceptions) vs. Stephen F. Austin.12-16-1989 Most Yards Penalized 98 (12 penalties) vs. Furman................... 12-21-1985 Most Fumbles vs. Massachusetts.......................... 12-19-1998 6 Most Fumbles Lost vs. Massachusetts.......................... 12-19-1998 6 Most Points Scored 59 vs. Youngstown State..................... 12-18-1999 Top Attendance Figure 25,725 vs. Stephen F. Austin................... 12-16-1989 (at Statesboro; Paulson Stadium record)

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TEAM

TOP CROWDS

Most Points Scored by Georgia Southern 84 vs. Johnson C. Smith..................................................Sept. 11, 2004 Most Points Scored by an Opponent 45 by Chattanooga.......................................................... Sept. 22, 2007 Most First Downs 34 by Georgia Southern vs. Marshall................................Nov. 18, 1989 Most Yards Rushing 625 by Georgia Southern vs. Glenville State......................Nov. 12, 1994 Most Yards Passing 469 by Florida A&M (playoffs).............................................Nov. 29, 1997 Most Offensive Plays 97 by Florida A&M (playoffs).............................................. Dec. 1, 2001 Most Total Yards 732 by Georgia Southern vs. Western Carolina.................... Oct. 9, 1999 Fewest Points Scored by Georgia Southern 0 vs. Troy State...............................................................Nov. 14, 1992 Fewest Points Scored by an Opponent 0 on 12 occasions (last by:) Savannah State.......................... Sept. 6, 2003 Fewest Yards Rushing -12 by Western Carolina................................................... Sept. 19, 2009 Fewest Yards Passing 0 on three occasions (last by:) Georgia Southern vs. Furman .......................................................................................Nov. 6, 1993 Fewest Offensive Plays 42 by Georgia Southern vs. Troy State.............................Nov. 14, 1992 Fewest Total Yards 55 by South Carolina State...............................................Nov. 19, 1988

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Attendance 1. 25,725* 2. 24,078 3. 23,373 4. 23,204* 5. 23,167 6. 22,421 7. 21,899 8. 21,593 9. 21,489 10. 21,403 11. 21,067 12. 20,851 13. 20,607 14. 20,507 15. 20,430 16. 20,353 17. 20,340 18. 20,228 19. 20,178 20. 20,073

Date Dec. 16, 1989 Nov. 11, 1989 Nov. 10, 2007 Dec. 15, 1990 Sept. 1, 2001 Oct. 16, 2004 Oct. 14, 2000 Nov. 3, 2001 Sept. 8, 2007 Oct. 9, 2010 Nov. 3, 1990 Oct. 18, 2008 Sept. 10, 2005 Oct. 7, 1989 Sept. 4, 2010 Oct. 17, 1998 Nov. 12, 1988 Oct. 15, 1988 Sept. 9, 2006 Nov. 6, 2010

*postseason / championship games

Opponent Score Stephen F. Austin 37-34 Chattanooga 34-13 Furman 22-24 Nevada 36-13 Savannah State 69-6 Appalachian State 54-7 Appalachian State 34-28 Furman 20-10 West Georgia 45-21 Wofford 31-33 James Madison 31-13 Appalachian State 36-37 McNeese State 20-23 Savannah State 35-14 Savannah State 48-3 Appalachian State 37-24 Samford 49-21 Northeast Louisiana 43-11 Central Conn. State 13-17 Appalachian State 21-14 OT

ATTENDANCE Largest Paulson Stadium Crowd................25,725 vs. Stephen F. Austin Dec. 16, 1989 (playoffs/championship game) 24,078 vs. Chattanooga, Nov. 11, 1989, (regular season) Smallest Paulson Stadium Crowd 4,128 vs. Jackson State (playoffs)....................................... Nov. 30, 1985 7,759 vs. Central Florida (regular season).............................. Nov. 9, 1985


OVERALL RECORD Overall Record................................................... 157-31 (.835) Overall FCS Playoff Record................................... 30-3 (.909) Longest Winning Streaks................................................ *39 (Sept. 27, 1997 to Dec. 15, 2001) 38 (Oct. 5, 1985 to Sept. 22, 1990) 11 (Sept. 29, 1990 to Nov. 2, 1991) 9 (Oct. 1, 1994 to Sept. 21, 1996) *Current NCAA FCS Record

INDIVIDUAL Most Rushing Attempts 37 by Brandon Walker, East Tennessee State....................Nov. 2, 1996 Most Rushing Yards 333 by Adrian Peterson (GS) vs. Massachusetts (playoffs) .......................................................................Dec. 4, 1999 (playoffs) Most Rushing Touchdowns 5 on two occasions (last by:) Adrian Peterson (GS) vs. Massachusetts (playoffs)..... Dec. 4, 1999 Longest Run from Scrimmage 99 by Michael Hobbs, Wofford............................................Nov. 4, 2006 Most Passes Attempted 63 by Otteman Sampson, Florida A&M (playoffs).............Nov. 29, 1997 Most Passes Completed 37 by Otteman Sampson, Florida A&M (playoffs).............Nov. 29, 1997 Most Interceptions Thrown 6 by Tim Couch, Chattanooga....................................... Sept. 27, 1986

Most Touchdown Passes 4 on two occasions (last by:) Otteman Sampson, Florida A&M (playoffs)..................Nov. 29, 1997 Most Yards Passing 469 by Otteman Sampson, Florida A&M (playoffs).............Nov. 29, 1997 Most Pass Receptions 15 by Scott Dahlquist, Idaho (playoffs).............................. Dec. 1, 1990 Most Yards Receiving 212 by Eddie Cohen, Western Carolina............................ Sept. 29, 2007 Most Touchdown Receptions 4 by Remi Watson, Bethune-Cookman............................Oct. 11, 1986 Longest Pass Completion 94t by Stefpon Hawkins from Brian Hampton ............................................................ Chattanooga, Sept. 27, 1997 Longest Punt 79 by Bob Hooper, Samford................................................Nov. 8, 2008 Longest Punt Return 92t by Brandon Berry, Wofford.............................................Nov. 4, 2006 Longest Kickoff Return 100t by Cameron Kinard, Central Arkansas.........................Nov. 18, 2006 100t by Xavier Godard, Western Carolina.............................Oct. 11, 2003 Longest Interception Return 98t by Ryan Hadden (GS) vs. Chattanooga..................... Sept. 25, 1999 Longest Field Goal 63 by Tim Foley (GS) vs. James Madison..........................Nov. 7, 1987

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ANNUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS RUSHING (yards) 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982

Robert Brown Adam Urbano Antonio Henton Jayson Foster Chris Covington Jermaine Austin Jermaine Austin Jermaine Austin Chaz Williams Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson Roderick Russell Roderick Russell Charles Bostick Marlow Warthen James Williams James Williams Lester Efford Joe Ross Joe Ross Raymond Gross Joe Ross Tracy Ham Ricky Harris Tracy Ham Melvin Bell Melvin Bell

RECEIVING (catches-yards)

1,004 622 628 1,844 824 1,546 988 1,461 1,422 1,459 1,361 1,807 1,932 1,171 1,238 587 658 838 737 952 868 1,354 772 1,018 1,048 825 707 712 688

2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982

J.J. Wilcox Jamere Valentine Raja Andrews Raja Andrews Jayson Foster Reggie McCutchen Teddy Craft Teddy Craft Teddy Craft Carl Kearney Derrick Owens Chris Johnson Chris Johnson Corey Joyner Corey Joyner Maurice Bing Maurice Bing Dexter Dawson Dexter Dawson Terrence Sorrell Deryl Belser Karl Miller Donnie Allen Tony Belser Tony Belser Frank Johnson Ricky Harris Monty Sharpe Monty Sharpe Scott Conner

SCORING (points)

22-551. 51-487 64-873 38-388 33-368 24-374 10-319 20-482 15-289 15-287 11-400 29-673 24-414 24-494 31-595 39-541 25-342 25-306 13-295 13-168 25-409 37-396 18-300 25-412 35-561 26-582 23-125 30-654 23-444 16-169

PASSING (yards) 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982

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Jaybo Shaw Lee Chapple Antonio Henton Jayson Foster Travis Clark Jayson Foster Chaz Williams Trey Hunter Chaz Williams J.R. Revere J.R. Revere Greg Hill Greg Hill Greg Hill Kenny Robinson Kenny Robinson Kenny Robinson Joe Dupree Charles Bostick Derrick McGrady Raymond Gross Raymond Gross Raymond Gross Raymond Gross Tracy Ham Tracy Ham Tracy Ham Tracy Ham Rob Allen

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Adrian Mora Adrian Mora Adrian Mora Jayson Foster Jayson Foster Jayson Foster Chaz Williams Sean Holland Chaz Williams Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson Greg Hill Kenny Robinson Eric Meng Reed Haley Reed Haley Charles Bostick David Cool Joe Ross Ernest Thompson Ernest Thompson Tim Foley Tracy Ham Tim Foley Gerald Harris Gerald Harris Gerald Harris

102. 67 61 144 56 126 152 75 162 110 84 174 156 84 84 60 75 85 54 67 84 108 116 76 110 81 102 68 44

TACKLES (UA-A-Total) 1,233. 1,774 1,852 1,203 1,808 842 1,178 535 1,022 830 1,247 1,262 1,193 654 1,130 741 706 542 550 743 1,534 930 861 481 1,772 1,405 1,694 886 465

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2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982

Josh Rowe Dion DuBose Quentin Taylor Chris Covington John Mohring John Mohring Derrick Butler Derrick Butler Joe Scott Joe Scott Freddy Pesqueira Jason Neese Arkee Thompson James Dickerson Edward Thomas Chad Nighbert Paul Carroll Paul Carroll Paul Carroll Paul Sikkelee Mike West Darrell Hendrix Darrell Hendrix Flint Matthews Robert Underwood Jessie Jenkins Charles Carper Theoria Ward Jessie Jenkins

56-48-104. 85 98 67 93 112 68 77 116 112 87 79 109 121 130 97 127 102 107 108 133 92 97 95 100 117 106 89 101

Totals prior to 2002 do not include playoffs.


Offense Year

2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982

Defense Year

2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982

Record Score Avg. 1st Downs 10-5 5-6 6-5 7-4 3-8 8-4 9-3 7-4 11-3 10-1 9-2 9-2 11-0 9-2 4-7 8-3 6-5 9-2 7-4 7-4 8-3 11-0 9-2 8-3 9-2 9-2 8-3 6-5 7-3-1

27.5 18.6 31.8 36.5 21.4 38.0 47.0 28.3 35.2 37.3 32.9 50.0 42.5 33.1 23.2 24.5 30.3 29.9 16.1 23.4 27.0 36.8 33.7 22.9 37.8 29.2 19.5 18.7 26.4

277 186 233 233 186 286 279 229 285 218 240 274 260 216 228 198 185 162 165 164 211 241 219 220 257 203 226 214 211

Record Score Avg. 1st Downs 10-5 5-6 6-5 7-4 3-8 8-4 9-3 7-4 11-3 10-1 9-2 9-2 11-0 9-2 4-7 8-3 6-5 9-2 7-4 7-4 8-3 11-0 9-2 8-3 9-2 9-2 8-3 6-5 7-3-1

18.5 27.5 29.6 31.6 23.6 23.1 18.4 21.1 13.6 12.0 17.6 15.5 21.5 16.0 26.8 15.5 24.5 14.0 13.7 14.5 20.5 12.1 15.4 15.7 24.6 17.9 19.5 18.7 17.3

235 194 248 229 173 228 194 194 220 155 204 179 200 183 200 177 232 182 190 167 205 157 162 160 220 200 210 169 190

Tot. Off. Rush. Yds. Pass.Yds. 345.9 279.4 383.5 456.3 359.9 469.8 488.3 414.6 469.6 409.5 448.3 551.7 492.6 403.6 396.5 340.9 359.6 335.2 281.0 304.6 356.5 424.6 396.2 366.7 480.5 388.7 422.2 371.7 358.2

261.2 96.5 136.2 326.3 183.2 386.8 369.9 335.6 386.2 323.6 331.1 419.0 378.7 280.6 266.5 233.8 283.7 264.9 206.4 188.0 207.5 329.2 291.3 261.2 307.7 243.3 264.9 267.1 282.9

84.7 182.8 247.4 130.0 176.7 83.0 118.4 79.0 83.4 85.9 117.2 132.7 113.9 123.0 130.0 107.6 75.9 70.3 74.6 116.6 149.1 95.5 104.9 105.5 172.8 145.5 157.3 104.6 75.6

Tot. Def. Rush Yds.

Pass Yds.

286.9 354.9 412.4 404.6 339.9 388.8 276.8 350.5 294.7 261.4 317.4 291.6 323.9 308.9 354.2 314.9 388.2 323.7 312.2 282.9 321.1 255.9 239.8 281.4 348.2 326.2 341.5 310.1 302.9

127.0 140.3 172.5 176.1 152.1 182.8 120.9 171.7 140.9 135.7 161.3 131.3 141.2 105.2 186.6 151.1 174.2 137.8 159.1 161.0 143.5 116.5 101.3 112.3 169.4 142.9 128.5 170.1 98.0

159.9 214.6 239.9 228.5 187.8 206.0 155.8 178.7 153.9 125.6 156.1 160.4 182.7 203.7 167.5 163.8 214.0 185.9 153.1 121.9 177.6 139.5 138.7 169.1 178.8 183.3 213.1 139.2 204.9

Annual Attendance Figures Total Year Attendance 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

32,461 28,856 54,003 55,174 58,275 68,995 86,278 124,943 107,270 102,109 118,562 83,160 81,285 67,523 60,662 75,397 92,075 84,200 97,524 111,962 89,876 94,760 84,687 97,443 109,281 113,551 109,010 83,641 95,549

Home dates 5 4 5 6 4 5 5 7 6 6 8 6 6 5 5 6 7 5 6 6 6 6 5 6 7 6 6 5 5

Avg. 6,492 7,214 10,801 9,196 14,569 13,799 17,256 17,849 17,878 17,018 14,820 13,860 13,548 13,505 12,132 12,566 13,154 16,840 16,254 18,660 14,979 15,793 16,937 16,240 15,612 18,925 18,168 16,728 19,110

regular season totals only

Top Five Home Attendances 1. 25,725 vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1989 (playoffs) vs. Chattanooga, 1989 2. 24,078 3. 23,373 vs. Furman, 2007 4. 23,204 vs. Nevada, 1990 (playoffs) 5. 23,167 vs. Savannah State, 2001 Top Five Road Attendances 1. 92,746 vs. Georgia, 2008 92,746 vs. Georgia, 2004 3. 86,520 vs. Georgia, 2000 4. 85,434 vs. Georgia, 1992 5. 84,963 vs. Florida, 1996

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2010

2001

1st in net punting...................................... 39.16 4th in rushing offense............................... 261.20 9th in total defense................................... 286.93 Laron Scott 20th in kickoff returns.............. 26.39

1st in rushing offense............................. 323.6 2nd in passing defense.............................. 125.6 2nd in fewest passes had intercepted............... 3 4th in scoring defense.................................. 12.0 4th in net punting.......................................... 38.8 6th in total defense..................................... 261.4 8th in scoring offense................................... 37.3 14th in passing efficiency defense ............ 96.57 14th in fewest turnovers lost............................ 17 18th in turnover margin.............................. +0.73 Adrian Peterson 8th in scoring..................... 10.0 Adrian Peterson 11th in rushing................. 132.6 Scott Shelton 18th in field goals made......... 1.09 J.R. Revere 20th in scoring............................ 8.4

2009

11th in net punting.......................................37.11 Adrian Mora T-10th in field goals made........ 1.45

2008

14th in punt returns...................................... 14.0 20th in passing offense............................... 247.4 20th in scoring offense................................. 31.8 T-20th in redzone offense............................. 84.4 Raja Andrews 12th in punt returns............... 14.0 Raja Andrews 15th in receptions/game.......... 6.4 Raja Andrews 20th in receiving yards.......... 87.3 Dakota Walker T-12th in tackles for loss...... 17.5 Dakota Walker T-13th in sacks....................... 8.5

2000

3rd in rushing offense................................ 331.1 9th in fewest turnovers lost.............................. 16 10th in passing efficiency offense............. 148.01 12th in fewest passes had intercepted.............. 7 13th in total offense.................................... 448.3 15th in turnover margin.............................. +1.00 18th in passing defense ............................ 156.1 20th in fewest fumbles lost................................ 9 Adrian Peterson 4th in rushing................... 151.2 Adrian Peterson 9th in scoring....................... 9.3 Adrian Peterson 20th in all-purpose running.... 153.1

2007

1st in rushing offense.............................. 326.3 1st in fourth down conversions................ 83.3 T-2nd passes had intercepted........................... 4 T-6th in turnovers lost...................................... 12 8th in total offense...................................... 456.3 8th in scoring offense................................... 36.6 14th in turnover margin.................................. 1.1 16th in time of possession.......................... 31:59 T-17th in fumbles recovered............................ 13 18th in punt returns.......................................11.8 Jayson Foster 2nd in rushing..................... 167.6 Jayson Foster 3rd in scoring........................ 13.5 Jayson Foster 5th in all-purpose yards...... 189.1 Jayson Foster 7th in pts. responsible for...... 17.1 Jayson Foster 12th in total offense............. 277.0 Jesse Hartley 7th in field goals....................... 1.6 Jesse Hartley 16th in scoring......................... 8.9

2006

1st in sacks against........................................ 6 11th in turnover margin................................. 0.91 14th in kickoff returns................................... 22.4 Brandon Jackson tied 10th in interceptions.. 0.45 John Mohring 20th in tackles for loss............. 1.4

2005

1st in rushing offense.............................. 388.8 6th in scoring offense................................... 38.0 8th in passing efficiency........................... 160.88 8th in total offense...................................... 469.8 10th in net punting........................................ 36.0 T13th in passes had intercepted....................... 7 Jayson Foster 10th in rushing.................. 123.42 Jayson Foster 3rd in scoring........................ 10.5 Jermaine Austin 5th in rushing................. 128.83

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2004

1st in rushing offense............................ 369.92 1st in scoring offense................................ 47.0 1st in passing efficiency........................ 173.50 3rd in total offense.................................... 488.33 4th in total defense................................... 276.75 5th in punt returns...................................... 14.48 10th in pass defense................................ 155.83 15th in scoring defense.............................. 18.42 17th in pass efficiency defense................ 104.71 17th in turnover margin.................................. .67 Chaz Williams 1st in scoring................... 12.67 A.J. Bryant 19th in interceptions..................... .50 Teddy Craft 20th in punt returns..................11.35

2003

1st in rushing offense............................. 335.6 4th in kickoff returns..................................... 24.9 19th in total offense.................................... 414.6 20th in fewest passes had intercepted.............. 9 Lewis Barr 3rd in kickoff returns................... 29.9 Sean Holland 16th in field goals made......... 1.18

2002

1st in rushing offense............................. 386.2 2nd in fewest passes had intercepted............... 4 3rd in total offense...................................... 469.6 6th in scoring offense................................... 35.2 7th in scoring defense.................................. 13.6 11th in passing efficiency defense . ........... 94.53 14th in passing efficiency offense............. 142.47 Chaz Williams 3rd in scoring.........................11.6 Chaz Williams 10th in points responsible for. 15.4 Anthony Williams 12th in kickoff returns....... 26.1 Chaz Williams 20th in rushing.................... 101.6

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1999

1st in rushing offense.............................. 419.0 1st in total offense.................................... 551.7 1st in scoring offense................................ 50.0 3rd in net punting.......................................... 38.7 5th in scoring defense.................................. 15.5 7th in kickoff returns..................................... 22.7 12th in pass efficiency defense.................... 95.3 18th in total defense................................... 291.6 Adrian Peterson 1st in scoring................. 15.8 Adrian Peterson 2nd in rushing.................. 164.3 Adrian Peterson 5th in all-purpose running.179.1

1998

2nd in rushing offense................................ 378.7 2nd in total offense..................................... 492.6 2nd in scoring offense.................................. 42.5 4th in punt returns........................................ 14.6 Adrian Peterson 2nd in scoring.................. 14.18 Adrian Peterson 4th in rushing................. 175.64 Corey Joyner 5th in punt returns................ 14.88 Adrian Peterson 7th in all-purpose running...178.64 Arkee Thompson 11th in interceptions......... 0.55 Greg Hill 18th in scoring............................... 8.73 Chris Chambers 20th in field goals.............. 1.09

1997

4th in rushing offense................................. 280.6 4th in kickoff returns..................................... 25.5 9th in turnover margin................................ +1.09 12th in net punting........................................ 37.4 13th in scoring offense................................. 33.1 16th in scoring defense................................ 16.0 20th in rushing defense.............................. 105.2 James Banks 5th in kickoff returns............... 27.9 Eric Meng 17th in field goals........................ 1.09


1996

4th in rushing offense............................... 266.45 18th in net punting...................................... 36.62 19th in total offense.................................. 396.45 Roderick Russell 19th in rushing...............112.55

1995

5th in punt returns...................................... 13.88 13th in net punting...................................... 36.31 14th in turnover margin.............................. +1.00 18th in rushing offense............................. 233.82 20th in scoring defense.............................. 15.55 Dexter Dawson 4th in punt returns............. 15.94 Dexter Dawson 11th in kickoff returns........ 25.93

1994

4th in rushing offense............................... 283.73 7th in net punting........................................ 37.62 20th in turnover margin.............................. +0.73 Eric Smith 14th in punting............................ 39.7 Reed Haley 20th in field goals.......................1.00

1993

6th in scoring defense................................ 14.00 9th in rushing offense............................... 264.91 Reed Haley 5th in field goals........................ 1.36 Dexter Dawson 13th in punt returns............11.44

1992

3rd in scoring defense................................ 13.73 17th in total defense................................. 312.18 Chris Wright 6th in kickoff returns............... 27.33 Reed Haley 16th in field goals...................... 0.91

1991

4th in pass efficiency defense.................... 84.98 9th in scoring defense................................ 14.55 10th in total defense................................. 282.91 David Cool 5th in field goals......................... 1.27 Don Norton 11th in punting......................... 40.82 Jim Mutimer 13th in interceptions................. 0.55

1990

Raymond Gross 14th in passing efficiency...132.94 Joe Ross 19th in scoring.............................. 7.64

1989

1st in rushing offense.............................. 329.2 2nd in scoring offense.................................. 36.8 2nd in scoring defense................................. 12.1 3rd in total defense..................................... 255.9 11th in rushing defense...............................116.5 11th in passing defense.............................. 139.5 12th in total offense.................................. 424.64 Joe Ross 4th in rushing............................ 135.40 Ernest Thompson 5th in scoring................... 9.82 Joe Ross 12th in scoring.............................. 7.80 Rodney Oglesby 12th in punt returns......... 10.21 Joe Ross 15th in all-purpose running....... 141.20

1986

2nd in total offense................................... 480.55 2nd in rushing offense................................ 307.7 2nd in scoring offense.................................. 37.8 Tracy Ham 4th in passing efficiency........... 144.9 Tracy Ham 5th in scoring............................ 10.00 Gerald Harris 7th in scoring.......................... 9.45 Tracy Ham 8th in total offense.................. 256.36 Tracy Ham 17th in rushing......................... 95.27

1985

8th in rushing offense................................. 243.3 Tim Foley 6th in field goals........................... 1.45 Nay Young 9th in punt returns.......................11.2 Tracy Ham 12th in passing efficiency......... 130.6 Tony Belser 14th in kickoff returns................ 22.1 Tim Foley 20th in scoring............................... 7.4

1984

4th in rushing offense................................. 264.9 10th in scoring offense................................. 31.1 Gerald Harris 3rd in scoring..........................11.3 Melvin Bell 4th in punt returns...................... 14.0 Melvin Bell 10th in kickoff returns................. 24.5 Tracy Ham 16th in total offense.................. 218.3

1988

2nd in scoring offense.................................. 33.7 4th in rushing offense................................. 290.8 5th in rushing defense................................ 101.3 5th in total defense..................................... 240.0 8th in scoring defense.................................. 14.0 15th in total offense.................................. 394.91 15th in passing defense............................. 138.7 Ernest Thompson 2nd in scoring.................11.60

The 1989 season saw not only a perfect record and third national championship, but dominating Eagle defensive unit that earned top-five rankings in scoring defense and total defense and top-15 rankings in passing and rushing defense. Georgia Southern allowed opponents only 12.1 points per game.

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NCAA RECORDS Georgia Southern is well represented in the NCAA all-time Football Championship Subdivision record book with both individual and team marks. A hashmark “#” denotes an all-Division I record. For annual champions, an asterisk “*” indicates an NCAA record.

Annual Champions

Most Points Overcome In Fourth Quarter To Win A Game 28 – 10-25-2008, GSU 38, W. Carolina 31 ot, (trailed 31-3 with 10:45 remaining) / tied with Delaware St. (38), Liberty (37) (trailed 37-9 with 13:00 remaining)

1999 1989 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007

Individual Annual Champions

1999 2004 (Opp. Record 47-31-0) (Opp. Record 53-25-1)

Records

Most Touchdowns Scored By Rushing 11 – 9-11-2004, vs. Johnson C. Smith Fewest Passes Attempted, Both Teams 11 – 11-19-1994, Citadel (3), GSU (8), (Completed 6) / tied with two other games Fewest Punts 0 – 10-30-2004, vs. South Dakota State most recent / tied with many other games Fewest Punts, By Both Teams 0 – 11-15-1986, GSU (0), James Madison (0) Most Field Goals Made, Both Teams 9 – 10-13-2007, Elon (5), GSU (4), (10 attempts) tied with two other games Most First Downs By Rushing 31 – 11-12-1994, vs. Glenville State Most Overtime Games Played, Season 4 – 2008 GSU 34, Northeastern 27, 9-13-08 Wofford 38, GSU 37, 9-27-2008 GSU 38, W. Carolina 31, 10-25-2008 GSU 44, Citadel 41, 3 ot, 11-1-2008 Most Rushing Yards Gained Per Game 419.0 – 1999 (4,609 in 11 games) * NCAA Record

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Most Rushing First Downs Per Game 18.6 – 1999 (205 in 11 games) Most Consecutive Home Victories 39 – 9-27-1997 through 12-15-2001 (includes 11 FCS playoff games)

TEAM Total Offense 551.7 yds. Rushing Offense 329.2 yds. 419.0 yds.* 323.6 yds. 386.2 yds. 335.6 yds. 369.9 yds. 386.8 yds. 326.3 yds. *NCAA Record Scoring Offense 50.0 pts./game 47.0 pts./game Toughest Schedule .603 1987 .677 1990

Highest Average Gain Per Rush 7.0 – 1999 (654 for 4,609 yds.) Most Touchdowns By Rushing Per Game 5.5 – 1999 (61 in 11 games) Fewest Punts Per Game 2.1 – 1999 (23 in 11 games)

Points Scored 174 (11 games) 1999 – Adrian Peterson 152 (12 games) 2004 – Chaz Williams Gaining 1,000 Yards Rushing and 1,000 Yards Passing, Season Rushing Passing Tracy Ham, 1986 1,048 1,772 Greg Hill, 1998 1,061 1,193 Greg Hill, 1999 1,084 1,262 Chaz Williams, 2002 1,422 1,022 1,844 1,203 Jayson Foster, 2007 Gaining 2,000 Yards Rushing and 4,000 Yards Passing, Career Rushing Passing Tracy Ham, 1984-86 2,506 4,871 Gaining 3,000 Yards Rushing and 3,000 Yards Passing, Career Rushing Passing Greg Hill, 1996-99 3,309 3,369 Most Rushing Yards Gained, Career Adrian Peterson, 1998-01 6,559 *# (996 rushes) Most Yards Gained Per Game, Career Adrian Peterson, 1998-00 164.5 (3 yrs. 5,100 yds. in 31 games) Adrian Peterson, 1998-01 156.2 (4 yrs. 6,559 yds. in 42 games)

Most Consecutive Games Gaining 100 Yards Or More Rushing Season Adrian Peterson, 1998-99 – 11 / tied with 5 others Career Adrian Peterson, 1998-01 – 36 Most Games Gaining 100 Yards Or More Rushing By A Freshman Adrian Peterson, 1998 – 11 Most Seasons Gaining 1,000 Yards Or More Rushing, Career Adrian Peterson, 1998-01 – 4 / tied with 5 others Most Yards Gained Rushing By Two Players, Same Team Season 3,027 – 2005 Jermaine Austin (1,546) & Jayson Foster (1,481) Most Rushing Touchdowns Scored Career Adrian Peterson, 1998-01 – 84 Most Rushing Touchdowns Scored Per Game Season Adrian Peterson, 1999 – 2.5 (28 in 11 games) Career Adrian Peterson, 1998-01 – 2.0 (84 in 42 games) Most Rushing Touchdowns Scored By A Quarterback, Season Chaz Williams, 2002 – 27 Most Points Scored Per Game, Career (Min 300 pts.) Adrian Peterson, 1998-01 12.5 (524 points in 42 games) Most Touchdowns Scored Per Game, Career (Min. 30 games) Adrian Peterson, 1998-01 2.07 (87 touchdowns in 42 games) Most Touchdowns Scored By A Freshman Season Adrian Peterson, 1998 – 26 Peterson also holds per-game record with 2.4 (26 in 11 games) Passes Defended, Game James Young, 11-30-2002 – 6 vs. Bethune-Cookman / tied with 3 others Highest Percentage Of Field Goals Made, 50 Yards Or More Career (Min. 10 atts.) Tim Foley, 1984-87 – 90.9% (10 of 11) Highest Percentage of Field Goals Made, 40 Yards Or More, Season (Min. 8 made) Tim Foley, 1985 – 100.0% (8 of 8)

Most Yards Gained By A Freshman, Season Adrian Peterson, 1998 – 1,932 (257 rushes)

Career (Min. 15 made) Tim Foley, 1984-87 – 72.0% (18 of 25)

Peterson also holds per-game record with 175.6 (1,932 yds. in 11 games)

Longest Field Goal Made 63 yds. – tied with _ others Tim Foley, 11-7-1987 vs. James Madison tied with 2 others

Most Yards Gained Rushing By A Quarterback, Season Jayson Foster, 2007 – 1,844 (261 rushes) Foster also holds per-game record with 167.6 average (1,844 yds. in 11 games) Most Games Gaining 100 Yards Or More Rushing, Career Adrian Peterson, 1998-01 – 40 (42 games)

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Longest Field Goal Made By A Freshman 60 yds. – David Cool, 11-5-1988 vs. James Madison


OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES GEORGIA SOUTHERN 100-Yd. RUSHING GAMES (Number of Attempts in Parenthesis) 1. 333 (32) Adrian Peterson vs. Massachusetts, 1999 playoffs 2. 280 (24) Joe Ross vs. Marshall, 1989 3. 279 (28) Jayson Foster vs. Wofford, 2007 4. 253 (28) Jayson Foster vs. Coastal Carolina, 2007 5. 247 (25) Adrian Peterson vs. Youngstown State, 1999 playoffs 6. 238 (26) Greg Hill vs. Florida A&M, 1997 playoffs 7. 232 (33) Adrian Peterson vs. Connecticut, 1998 playoffs 8. 231 (11) Jayson Foster vs. West Georgia, 2007 231 (22) Adrian Peterson vs. The Citadel, 1998 10. 228 (29) Greg Hill vs. Massachusetts, 1998 playoffs 11. 222 (21) Adrian Peterson vs. Chattanooga, 1999 12. 221 (29) Adrian Peterson vs. Chattanooga, 1998 221 (24) Roderick Russell vs. The Citadel, 1996 14. 219 (28) Greg Hill vs. Furman, 1999 219 (19) Greg Hill vs. Furman, 1998 219 (21) Adrian Peterson vs. Jacksonville State, 1998 17. 216 (29) Chris Covington vs. Central Connecticut State, 2006 216 (33) Adrian Peterson vs. East Tennessee State, 1999 216 (25) Adrian Peterson vs. Appalachian State, 1998 20. 211 (23) Adrian Peterson vs. Virginia Military, 1999 21. 210 (26) Jayson Foster vs. Chattanooga, 2007 22. 209 (18) Adrian Peterson vs. East Tennessee State, 1998 23. 207 (33) Jermaine Austin vs. Florida International, 2003 24. 206 (18) Lamar Lewis vs. Coastal Carolina, 2007 206 (14) Greg Hill vs. Northern Arizona, 1999 playoffs 26. 203 (19) Adrian Peterson vs. McNeese State, 2000 playoffs 27. 199 (20) Jermaine Austin at Northeastern, 2005 199 (28) Tracy Ham vs. East Carolina, 1986 29. 198 (34) Adrian Peterson vs. Delaware, 2000 playoffs 30. 197 (24) Adrian Peterson vs. Furman, 1999 31. 195 (27) Jayson Foster vs. Colorado State, 2007 32. 194 (15) J.R. Revere vs. Western Carolina, 2001 33. 192 (22) Adrian Peterson vs. Savannah State, 2001 34. 191 (33) Jayson Foster vs. Furman, 2005 191 (18) Tracy Ham vs. Nicholls State, 1986 playoffs 36. 190 (25) Joe Ross vs. Villanova, 1989 playoffs 37. 186 (31) Adrian Peterson vs. Appalachian State, 2000 38. 183 (31) Adrian Peterson vs. Illinois State, 1999 playoffs 183 (31) Adrian Peterson vs. Furman, 1998 40. 182 (35) Jerick McKinnon at The Citadel, 2010 182 (25) Adrian Peterson vs. Virginia Military, 2000 182 (32) Joe Ross vs. Middle Tennessee State, 1989 43. 181 (29) Adrian Peterson vs. Western Carolina, 2000 181 (18) Gerald Harris vs. North Carolina A&T, 1986 playoffs 45. 180 (24) Tracy Ham vs. Arkansas State, 1986 playoffs 46. 178 (24) Robert Brown at William & Mary, 2010 playoffs 178 (27) Jayson Foster at South Dakota State, 2005 178 (26) Adrian Peterson vs. Colgate, 1998 playoffs 178 (32) Adrian Peterson vs. Western Carolina, 1998 178 (17) Gerald Harris vs. Northern Iowa, 1985 playoffs 178 (25) Clint Harper vs. Savannah State, 1983 52. 175 (20) Jayson Foster vs. Appalachian State, 2007 175 (23) Adrian Peterson vs. VMI, 2001 175 (23) James Williams vs. East Tennessee State, 1993 55. 174 (29) Roderick Russell vs. South Florida, 1997 174 (20) Roderick Russell vs. Liberty, 1996 57. 173 (18) Raymond Gross vs. Maine, 1987 playoffs 58. 172 (15) Lamar Lewis vs. Coastal Carolina, 2006 172 (28) Adrian Peterson vs. Oregon State, 1999 60. 171 (32) Chaz Williams vs. Western Carolina, 2002 61. 170 (23) Gerald Harris vs. Middle Tennessee State, 1986 62. 169 (16) Gerald Harris vs. South Carolina State, 1986 63. 168 (18) Adrian Peterson vs. Jacksonville State, 1999 64. 167 (8) Jermaine Austin at Chattanooga, 2004 65. 166 (16) Roderick Russell vs. The Citadel, 1997 66. 163 (32) Trey Hunter vs. Western Carolina, 2003 67. 162 (17) Adrian Peterson vs. Johnson C. Smith, 2000 162 (26) Tracy Ham vs. Nevada Reno, 1986 playoffs 162 (33) Gerald Harris vs. Nevada Reno, 1986 playoffs 70. 161 (28) Adrian Peterson vs. Massachusetts, 1998 playoffs 161 (32) Raymond Gross vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1988 playoffs 72. 160 (24) Jermaine Austin vs. The Citadel, 2003 160 (14) Jermaine Austin vs. Gardner-Webb, 2002 160 (21) Roderick Russell vs. Chattanooga, 1997 160 (24) Joe Ross vs. Florida A&M, 1989 76. 159 (33) Chaz Williams vs. New Hampshire, 2004 playoffs

Joe Ross 159 (7) Zzream Walden vs. Western Carolina, 2002 159 (31) Adrian Peterson vs. East Tennessee State, 2001 79. 158 (15) Jermaine Austin vs. Chattanooga, 2003 158 (24) Adrian Peterson vs. Furman, 2001 81. 157 (23) Jayson Foster vs. The Citadel, 2007 157 (21) Jayson Foster at Furman, 2006 157 (25) Joe Ross vs. Middle Tennessee State, 1988 157 (21) Tracy Ham at Northern Iowa, 1985 playoffs 85. 156 (22) Adrian Peterson vs. Wofford, 1999 156 (20) Gerald Harris vs. South Carolina State, 1985 87. 154 (22) Roderick Russell vs. Appalachian State, 1996 154 (14) Ricky Harris vs. Bethune Cookman, 1985 89. 153 (17) Robert Brown at Western Carolina, 2010 153 (20) Adrian Peterson vs. Florida A&M, 2001 playoffs 153 (25) Charles Bostick vs. Virginia Military, 1993 153 (32) Adam Urbano vs. Chattanooga, 2009 93. 152 (27) Adrian Peterson at Georgia, 2000 152 (31) Joe Ross vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1989 playoffs 152 (29) Raymond Gross vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1988 playoffs 96. 151 (21) Jayson Foster at Texas State, 2005 playoffs 151 (29) Greg Hill vs. Furman, 1997 98. 150 (14) Lamar Lewis vs. West Georgia, 2007 150 (28) Greg Hill vs. Appalachian State, 1998 150 (4) Frank Johnson vs. Samford, 1988 101. 149 (15) Jayson Foster vs. Western Carolina, 2005 149 (15) Joe Ross vs. The Citadel, 1988 playoffs 103. 148 (23) Adrian Peterson vs. Montana, 2000 playoffs 148 (16) J.R. Revere vs. East Tennessee State, 2000 148 (27) Adrian Peterson vs. Appalachian State, 1999 148 (30) Gerald Harris vs. Middle Tennessee State, 1985 playoffs 148 (11) Tracy Ham vs. Newberry, 1985 108. 147 (23) Jermaine Austin at Texas State, 2005 playoffs 147 (24) Jermaine Austin vs. Florida International, 2004 147 (24) J.R. Revere vs. Appalachian State, 2000 111. 146 (29) Jermaine Austin at South Dakota State, 2005 146 (32) Adrian Peterson vs. Hofstra, 2000 playoffs 113. 145 (32) Adrian Peterson vs. Wofford, 2000 145 (31) Raymond Gross vs. Nevada, 1990 playoffs 115. 144 (30) Greg Hill vs. Western Carolina, 1998 144 (17) Melvin Bell vs. Newberry, 1983

117. 143 (27) Jermaine Austin vs. Maine, 2002 playoffs 143 (32) Charles Bostick vs. James Madison, 1992 143 (21) Joe Ross vs. Western Kentucky, 1987 120. 142 (24) Jermaine Austin vs. Furman, 2005 142 (24) Jayson Foster at Northeastern, 2005 142 (24) Chaz Williams vs. East Tennessee State, 2002 142 (24) Lester Efford vs. Central Florida, 1991 124. 141 (19) Jermaine Austin at Western Carolina, 2004 141 (5) Mark Myers vs. Jacksonville State, 2002 141 (27) Adrian Peterson vs. Chattanooga, 2000 141 (21) Greg Hill vs. Appalachian State, 1997 141 (13) Chad Holmes vs. East Tennessee State, 1994 141 (27) Tracy Ham vs. Middle Tennessee State, 1986 130. 140 (13) Lance Turner vs. Johnson C. Smith, 2004 140 (21) Jermaine Austin at McNeese State, 2003 140 (28) Adrian Peterson vs. The Citadel, 2001 140 (13) Ricky Harris vs. Valdosta State, 1984 134. 139 (18) Kenny Robinson vs. Glenville State, 1994 139 (25) Joe Ross vs. James Madison, 1988 136. 137 (18) Jermaine Austin vs. The Citadel, 2005 137. 136 (25) Jermaine Austin vs. Elon, 2003 136 (25) Jermaine Austin vs. Furman, 2003 136 (27) Greg Hill vs. Liberty, 1996 140. 135 (20) Adrian Peterson vs. Elon, 1998 135 (19) Tracy Ham vs. Bethune Cookman, 1984 142. 134 (21) Jayson Foster vs. Chattanooga, 2005 134 (17) Adrian Peterson vs. Northern Arizona, 1999 playoffs 134 (6) Chris Wright vs. Western Carolina, 1994 145. 133 (13) Chaz Williams vs. The Citadel, 2004 133 (12) Kevin Davis at McNeese State, 2003 133 (18) Jermaine Austin vs. Appalachian State, 2002 133 (15) J.R. Revere vs. McNeese State, 2000 playoffs 133 (3) Andre Weathers vs. Western Carolina, 1999 133 (16) Greg Hill vs. South Florida, 1997 151. 132 (31) Charles Bostick vs. Furman, 1995 132 (18) Tracy Ham vs. Wofford, 1983 153. 131 (22) Chris Covington vs. Coastal Carolina, 2006 131 (32) Roderick Russell vs. Florida A&M, 1997 playoffs 131 (13) Kenny Robinson vs. William & Mary, 1997 156. 130 (27) Chad Holmes vs. South Carolina State, 1995 130 (14) Joe Ross vs. Bethune Cookman, 1987

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130 (13) Tracy Ham vs. Valdosta State, 1984 130 (8) Melvin Bell vs. Central Florida, 1983 160. 129 (21) Jayson Foster at Elon, 2005 129 (20) Jermaine Austin vs. McNeese State, 2005 129 (4) Bennie Cunningham vs. Youngstown State, 1999 playoffs 129 (16) Joe Ross vs. Samford, 1989 129 (20) Joe Ross vs. James Madison, 1987 129 (22) Gerald Harris vs. Tennessee Tech, 1986 129 (20) Tracy Ham vs. Troy State, 1985 129 (17) Tracy Ham vs. Troy State, 1983 168. 128 (14) Jermaine Austin vs. East Tennessee State, 2003 128 (18) Jermaine Austin vs. Western Kentucky, 2002 playoffs 128 (29) Joe Dupree vs. Middle Tennessee State, 1992 128 (20) Lester Efford vs. Nicholls State, 1991 128 (12) Tracy Ham vs. North Carolina A&T, 1986 playoffs 173. 127 (11) Jermaine Austin vs. Chattanooga, 2005 127 (19) Chaz Williams vs. VMI, 2002 175. 126 (10) Greg Hill vs. Western Carolina, 1999 176. 125 (11) Jermaine Austin at Elon, 2005 125 (15) Greg Hill vs. Colgate, 1998 playoffs 125 (31) Raymond Gross vs. UT Chattanooga, 1988 125 (15) Raymond Gross vs. South Carolina State, 1987 180. 124 (25) J.R. Revere vs. Appalachian State, 2001 124 (17) Roderick Russell vs. Western Carolina, 1996 124 (18) Roderick Russell vs. South Carolina State, 1996 124 (7) Marlow Warthen vs. Furman, 1994 184. 123 (23) Jermaine Austin vs. New Hampshire, 2004 playoffs 123 (27) Roderick Russell vs. East Tennessee State, 1997 123 (21) Lester Efford vs. Middle Tennessee State, 1989 playoffs 187. 122 (20) Robert Brown vs. Savannah State, 2010 122 (18) Adrian Peterson vs. Chattanooga, 2001 122 (4) Andre Weathers at Delaware, 2000 playoffs 122 (26) Adrian Peterson vs. South Florida, 1998 122 (16) Adrian Peterson vs. Virginia Military, 1998 192. 121 (25) Lee Banks vs. Elon, 2010 121 (15) Jayson Foster at Wofford, 2005 121 (26) Adrian Peterson vs. Delaware, 2001 121 (7) Mark Myers vs. Elon, 2000 121 (13) Greg Hill vs. Virginia Military, 1999 121 (12) Bennie Cunningham vs. Connecticut, 1998 playoffs 121 (10) Marlow Warthen vs. Western Carolina, 1994 121 (18) Tracy Ham vs. James Madison, 1986 200. 120 (15) Chaz Williams vs. Chattanooga, 2002 120 (23) Chaz Williams vs. Gardner-Webb, 2002 120 (23) Adrian Peterson vs. Elon, 2001 120 (19) J.R. Revere vs. Western Carolina, 2000 120 (18) Joe Ross vs. Chattanooga, 1989 120 (16) Raymond Gross vs. Florida A&M, 1988 206. 119 (25) Lester Efford vs. Samford, 1990 207. 118 (13) Jermaine Austin vs. Morehead State, 2005 118 (14) Joe Ross vs. Savannah State, 1989 118 (11) Tracy Ham vs. Western Kentucky, 1986 210. 117 (24) Jermaine Austin vs. Western Carolina, 2005 117 (28) Chaz Williams vs. Appalachian State, 2002 117 (16) J.R. Revere vs. Delaware, 2001 117 (17) Charles Bostick vs. Western Carolina, 1995 117 (12) Joe Ross vs. Catawba, 1987 117 (8) Frank Johnson vs. Tennessee Tech, 1985 117 (18) Ricky Harris vs. Florida A&M, 1985 217. 116 (7) Darreion Robinson vs. Wofford, 2010 116 (7) Mark Myers vs. Hofstra, 2000 playoffs 116 (12) Jevon Sullivan vs. VMI, 1998 220. 115 (24) Lamar Lewis at Colorado State, 2007 115 (16) Jermaine Austin vs. South Dakota State, 2004 115 (6) Zzream Walden vs. VMI, 2002 115 (23) Adrian Peterson vs. Appalachian State, 2001 playoffs 115 (14) Adrian Peterson vs. Western Carolina, 1999 115 (12) Adrian Peterson vs. Fayetteville State, 1999 115 (14) Raymond Gross vs. Western Carolina, 1987 115 (18) Gerald Harris vs. Central Florida, 1985 228. 114 (25) Jermaine Austin at Furman, 2004 114 (23) Jermaine Austin vs. Chattanooga, 2002 114 (11) Greg Hill vs. Wofford, 1997 231. 113 (26) Chaz Williams vs. Bethune-Cookman, 2002 playoffs 113 (23) James Williams vs. James Madison, 1992 113 (25) Joe Ross vs. Central Florida, 1990 113 (10) Melvin Bell vs. Central Florida, 1984 235. 112 (14) Bryce Carter vs. Elon, 2004 112 (18) James Williams vs. Furman, 1993 112 (28) Joe Ross vs. Middle Tennessee State, 1990 112 (26) Gerald Harris vs. Central Florida, 1986 112 (19) Clint Harper vs. Catawba, 1983 240. 111 (14) Greg Hill vs. Youngstown State, 1999 playoffs 111 (11) Carl Small vs. VMI, 1997 111 (22) Kenny Robinson vs. South Carolina State, 1996 111 (14) Lester Efford vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1991

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111 (24) Raymond Gross vs. Middle Tennessee State, 1989 111 (13) Joe Ross vs. Samford, 1988 246. 110 (23) Chaz Williams vs. Furman, 2002 110 (9) Chris Wright vs. Glenville State, 1994 110 (17) James Williams vs. Savannah State, 1992 110 (25) Joe Ross vs. Middle Tennessee State, 1987 110 (18) Ricky Harris vs. James Madison, 1985 251. 109 (12) Jayson Foster vs. Johnson C. Smith, 2004 252. 108 (24) Jayson Foster vs. McNeese State, 2005 108 (25) Chaz Williams vs. The Citadel, 2002 108 (26) Adrian Peterson vs. The Citadel, 1999 108 (6) Roderick Russell vs. Glenville State, 1994 108 (23) Raymond Gross vs. Central Florida, 1989 257. 107 (11) Chaz Williams vs. The Citadel, 2003 107 (31) Trey Hunter vs. Appalachian State, 2003 107 (26) Tracy Ham vs. Florida, 1986 260. 106 (18) Chris Covington vs. Western Carolina, 2006 106 (19) Jermaine Austin vs. Savannah State, 2003 106 (20) Chaz Williams vs. Maine, 2002 playoffs 106 (12) Hakim Ford vs. Gardner-Webb, 2002 106 (13) Adrian Peterson vs. East Tennessee State, 2000 106 (29) Adrian Peterson vs. The Citadel, 2000 106 (8) Zzream Walden vs. Johnson C. Smith, 2000 106 (22) Roderick Russell vs. William & Mary, 1997 106 (20) Charles Bostick vs. Valdosta State, 1992 106 (32) Joe Ross vs. James Madison, 1989 106 (7) Ricky Harris vs. Nevada Reno, 1986 playoffs 271. 105 (23) Chaz Williams vs. Furman, 2003 105 (19) Jermaine Austin vs. Furman, 2002 105 (4) Mark Myers vs. Appalachian State, 2002 105 (22) Adrian Peterson vs. Western Carolina, 2001 105 (16) Greg Hill vs. Connecticut, 1998 playoffs 105 (23) Greg Hill vs. South Florida, 1998 105 (16) Greg Hill vs. Western Carolina, 1996 105 (14) Garry Miller vs. Appalachian State, 1987 playoffs 279. 104 (23) Jermaine Austin vs. Appalachian State, 2004 104 (21) Jermaine Austin vs. Wofford, 2003 104 (14) Jermaine Austin vs. Bethune-Cookman, 2002 playoffs 104 (16) Charles Bostick vs. Western Carolina, 1991 104 (26) Lester Efford vs. Florida A&M, 1991 104 (21) Joe Ross vs. Central Florida, 1989 104 (25) Tracy Ham vs. South Carolina State, 1985 104 (8) Melvin Bell vs. Liberty, 1984 287. 103 (9) Antonio Henton vs. Austin Peay State, 2008 103 (9) Lamar Lewis vs. Elon, 2007 103 (17) Chaz Williams vs. Jacksonville State, 2002 103 (8) Greg Hill vs. Chattanooga, 1999

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Greg Hill

103 (21) Adrian Peterson vs. Western Illinois, 1998 playoffs 103 (26) Raymond Gross vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1989 playoffs 103 (4) Frank Johnson vs. The Citadel, 1988 playoffs 294. 102 (11) Tobi Akinnirayne at Chattanooga, 2010 102 (14) Chaz Williams vs. South Dakota State, 2004 102 (18) Adrian Peterson vs. Wofford, 1998 102 (11) Ricky Harris vs. Central Florida,1983 298. 101 (12) Jerick McKinnon (A-Back) at Delaware, 2010 101 (36) Jaybo Shaw at Furman, 2010 101 (11) Tracy Ham vs. Bethune Cookman, 1986 101 (13) Melvin Cox vs. The Citadel, 2001 302. 100 (19) Raymond Gross vs. Middle Tennessee State, 1989 playoffs 100 (22) Gerald Harris vs. Valdosta State, 1984

GEORGIA SOUTHERN 100-Yd. PASSING GAMES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 27. 28. 32. 33. 34. 35. 37. 38. 39. 40. 43. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 57. 58. 61. 67. 69.

419 402 375 323 306 298 292 267 261 259 258 256 249 246 232 226 226 225 222 220 219 217 212 210 208 208 207 202 202 202 202 195 194 191 190 190 187 182 180 179 179 179 177 177 177 174 173 172 171 169 168 167 166 165 164 164 162 161 161 161 160 160 160 160 160 160 159 159 158

Tracy Ham vs. Furman, 1985 playoffs Tracy Ham vs. East Carolina, 1984 Travis Clark vs. Elon, 2006 Lee Chapple at Furman, 2008 Tracy Ham vs. Arkansas State, 1986 playoffs Antonio Henton vs. Northeastern, 2008 Antonio Henton vs. Appalachian State, 2008 Tracy Ham vs. Central Florida, 1986 Antonio Henton at The Citadel, 2008 Lee Chapple vs. Albany, 2009 Tracy Ham vs. James Madison, 1986 Tracy Ham vs. South Carolina State, 1985 Lee Chapple vs. Western Carolina, 2009 Raymond Gross vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1990 Antonio Henton vs. Elon, 2008 Greg Hill vs. Wofford, 1998 Raymond Gross vs. Northeast Louisiana, 1990 Jayson Foster vs. South Dakota State, 2007 Tracy Ham vs. Chattanooga, 1985 Travis Clark at The Citadel, 2006 Tracy Ham vs. Western Kentucky, 1986 Derrick McGrady vs. James Madison, 1991 Lee Chapple at Samford, 2009 Raymond Gross vs. Chattanooga, 1990 Travis Clark at Chattanooga, 2006 Kenny Robinson vs. Chattanooga, 1996 Tracy Ham vs. Central Florida, 1984 Antonio Henton vs. Samford, 2008 Lee Chapple vs. Wofford, 2008 Kenny Robinson vs. Valdosta State, 1997 Tracy Ham vs. Valdosta State, 1984 Travis Clark at Western Carolina, 2006 Charles Bostick vs. Mississippi College, 1992 Tracy Ham vs. Bethune-Cookman, 1984 Jayson Foster vs. Furman, 2007 Tracy Ham vs. Middle Tennessee State, 1986 Lee Chapple at Wofford, 2009 J.R. Revere vs. Chattanooga, 2000 Raymond Gross vs. Montana, 1989 playoffs Greg Hill vs. East Tennessee State, 1997 Kenny Robinson vs. Western Carolina,1997 Kenny Robinson vs. Chattanooga, 1994 Antonio Henton at Chattanooga, 2008 Travis Clark vs. Central Arkansas, 2006 Kenny Robinson vs. Marshall, 1996 Lee Chapple at South Dakota State, 2009 Raymond Gross vs. The Citadel, 1990 playoffs Greg Hill vs. East Tennessee State, 1999 Tracy Ham vs. East Tennessee State, 1985 Tracy Ham vs. Florida A & M, 1985 Greg Hill vs. Wofford, 1999 Raymond Gross vs. Samford, 1990 Raymond Gross vs. Northeast Louisiana, 1988 J.R. Revere vs. Western Carolina, 2000 Travis Clark vs. North Dakota State, 2006 Derrick McGrady vs. Nicholls State, 1991 Derrick McGrady vs. Troy State, 1991 J.R. Revere vs. Florida A&M, 2001 playoffs J.R. Revere vs. Elon, 2000 Tracy Ham vs. East Tennessee State Jaybo Shaw at Coastal Carolina, 2010 Chaz Williams vs. Western Kentucky, 2002 playoffs Greg Hill vs. Western Illinois, 1998 playoffs Charles Bostick vs. VMI, 1993 Ken Burnette vs. East Carolina, 1987 Tracy Ham vs. Valdosta State, 1982 Raymond Gross vs. Central Florida, 1990 playoffs Tracy Ham vs. Newberry, 1985 Chaz Williams vs. Wofford, 2004


158 158 72. 157 73. 156 156 156 76. 155 155 78. 154 79. 151 80. 150 150 82. 149 149 149 85. 147 147 147 88. 146 89. 145 145 91. 144 144 93. 143 143 95. 142 142 142 142 99. 140 140 140 140 103. 139 104. 136 136 136 136 136 136 110. 135 135 112. 134 134 114. 132 132 116. 131 117. 130 118. 129 129 129 121. 128 122. 127 127 124. 126 126 126. 125 125 125 125 125 125 132. 124 124 134. 123 123 123 137. 122 138. 121 139. 120 140. 118 141. 117 117 143. 116 116 144. 114 114 114 147. 113 113 149. 112 150. 111 151. 110 110 153. 109 154. 108 155. 107 156. 106

Greg Hill vs. Liberty, 1996 Kenny Robinson vs. Furman, 1996 Greg Hill vs. Jacksonville State, 1998 Lee Chapple at Appalachian State, 2009 Chaz Williams vs. Elon, 2004 Chaz Williams vs. Western Carolina, 2002 Chaz Williams vs. Western Carolina, 2004 Joe Dupree vs. Concord, 1993 Antonio Henton at Western Carolina, 2008 Raymond Gross vs. Chattanooga, 1989 Trey Hunter vs. Florida International, 2003 Kenny Robinson vs. VMI, 1996 Trey Hunter vs. Western Carolina, 2003 Chaz Williams vs. The Citadel, 2002 Kenny Robinson vs. The Citadel, 1995 Jayson Foster vs. Western Carolina, 2007 Trey Hunter vs. Chattanooga, 2003 Tracy Ham vs. Nevada-Reno 1986 playoffs Tracy Ham vs. Chattanooga, 1985 J.R. Revere vs. Western Carolina, 2001 Tracy Ham vs. Jackson State. 1985 playoffs Greg Hill vs. Appalachian State, 1997 Kenny Robinson vs. East Tennessee State, 1995 Lee Chapple vs. The Citadel, 2009 Greg Hill vs. Furman, 1998 J.R. Revere vs. Chattanooga, 2001 J.R. Revere vs. Wofford, 2001 Greg Hill vs. Furman, 1999 Tracy Ham vs. Troy State, 1983 Lee Chapple at Western Carolina, 2008 Chaz Williams vs. Appalachian State, 2004 Greg Hill vs. Fayetteville State, 1999 Tracy Ham vs. Bethune-Cookman, 1986 Tracy Ham vs. Presbyterian, 1983 Jaybo Shaw at Western Carolina, 2010 Jaybo Shaw at Chattanooga, 2010 J.R. Revere vs. Furman, 2000 Greg Hill vs. Western Carolina, 1999 Raymond Gross vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1988 playoffs Tracy Ham vs. James Madison, 1986 Jayson Foster at Texas State, 2005 playoffs Charles Bostick vs. Western Carolina, 1995 Greg Hill vs. Appalachian State, 1997 Kenny Robinson vs. Middle Tennessee State, 1995 Lee Chapple vs. Chattanooga, 2009 Greg Hill vs. The Citadel, 1998 Jayson Foster at South Dakota State, 2005 Tracy Ham vs. Bethune-Cookman, 1985 Jaybo Shaw vs. Elon, 2010 Charles Bostick vs. VMI, 1995 Raymond Gross vs. Villanova, 1989 playoffs Tracy Ham vs. Florida A & M, 1986 Travis Clark vs. Coastal Carolina, 2006 Donnie Allen vs. Catawba, 1982 Jaybo Shaw at Furman, 2010 Greg Hill vs. The Citadel, 1998 Chaz Williams vs. Chattanooga, 2004 J.R. Revere vs. VMI, 2001 J.R. Revere vs. East Tennessee State, 2000 Raymond Gross vs. Valdosta State, 1990 Raymond Gross vs. Chattanooga, 1988 Tracy Ham vs. Middle Tennessee State, 1985 Jayson Foster vs. West Georgia, 2007 Joe Dupree vs. Savannah State, 1993 Jayson Foster vs. The Citadel, 2005 J.R. Revere vs. The Citadel, 2000 Raymond Gross vs. Idaho, 1990 playoffs Lee Chapple at Elon, 2009 Greg Hill vs. The Citadel, 1999 Jayson Foster vs. Chattanooga, 2007 Raymond Gross vs. James Madison, 1989 Raymond Gross vs. Middle Tennessee State, 1989 playoffs Steve Lomastro vs. Newberry, 1983 Chaz Williams vs. Chattanooga, 2002 Raymond Gross vs. Northeast Louisiana, 1987 J.R. Revere vs. VMI, 2000 Kenny Robinson vs. Appalachian State, 1995 Tracy Ham vs. Newberry, 1984 J.R. Revere vs. Montana, 2000 playoffs Raymond Gross vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1989 playoffs Tracy Ham vs. Presbyterian, 1984 Greg Hill vs. Massachusetts, 1998 playoffs J.R. Revere vs. McNeese State, 2000 playoffs Tracy Ham vs. Gardner Webb, 1983 Jaybo Shaw vs. Savannah State, 2010 Chaz Williams vs. Furman, 2004 Jayson Foster vs. Colorado State, 2007 Jaybo Shaw vs. Appalachian State, 2010

J.R. Revere 106 106 106 106 106 162. 105 105 105 105 166. 104 104 168. 103 103 103 171. 102 102 102 174. 101 177. 100 100

Jayson Foster vs. The Citadel, 2007 Travis Clark vs. Central Connecticut State, 2006 Albert Huntley vs. Savannah State, 1990 Raymond Gross vs. Nicholls State, 1989 Tracy Ham vs. Liberty, 1984 Raymond Gross vs. Savannah State, 1990 Raymond Gross vs. West Georgia, 1989 Raymond Gross vs. South Carolina State, 1988 Kenny Bullock vs. Catawba, 1987 Joe Dupree vs. Middle Tennessee State, 1992 Ken Burnette, vs. East Carolina, 1987 Kenny Robinson vs. Chattanooga, 1994 Tracy Ham vs. Chattanooga, 1986 Tracy Ham vs. North Carolina A & T, 1986 playoffs Antonio Henton at Georgia, 2008 Raymond Gross vs. Savannah State, 1989 Raymond Gross vs. Western Kentucky, 1987 Chaz Williams vs. South Dakota State, 2004 Greg Hill vs. Northern Arizona, 1999 playoffs Charles Bostick vs. Western Carolina, 1995

100-Yd. RECEIVING GAMES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 14. 15. 16. 18. 19. 20.

191 (7) Reggie McCutchen vs. Elon, 2006 170 (7) Deryl Belser at James Madison, 1991 153 (3) Corey Joyner vs. Valdosta State, 1997 148 (7) Frank Johnson vs. Furman (playoffs), 1985 143 (9) Raja Andrews vs. Elon, 2008 143 (3) Ricky Harris vs. Arkansas State (playoffs), 1986 142 (4) Herman Barron at So. Carolina State (playoffs), 1985 130 (6) Corey Joyner vs. Western Illinois (playoffs), 1998 127 (4) Chris Johnson at Western Carolina, 2000 126 (5) Monty Sharpe vs. James Madison, 1986 124 (8) Tony Belser at East Carolina, 1987 123 (7) Raja Andrews vs. Northeastern, 2008 123 (7) Maurice Bing at Chattanooga, 1996 122 (7) Irving Campbell vs. South Dakota State, 2007 122 (9) Robert Baker at East Carolina, 1984 121 (8) Raja Andrews at Western Carolina, 2008 121 (4) Frank Johnson vs. Chattanooga, 1986 120 (3) Darius Smiley vs. Central Arkansas, 2006 119 (3) Demarcus Watts vs. Wofford, 2008 117 (4) Teddy Craft vs. Wofford, 2004 117 (7) Monty Sharpe at East Carolina, 1984

LONGEST FIELD GOALS (Yards - Quarter, time remaining) 1. 2. 3.

63 60 57 57

Tim Foley vs. James Madison (Q3, 0:46), 1987 David Cool at James Madison (Q2, 10:16), 1988 Chris Chambers at Oregon State (Q2, 0:00), 1999 Tim Foley vs. Western Kentucky (Q2, 0:14), 1987

5. 6. 10. 14. 17. 20. 25. 28. 33. 37. 44. 54. 65. 69. 77. 87.

55 54 54 54 54 53 53 53 53 52 52 52 51 51 51 50 50 50 50 50 49 49 49 48 48 48 48 48 47 47 47 47 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 43 43 43 43 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40

David Cool vs. Furman (Q1, 7:13), 1988 playoffs Jesse Hartley vs. South Dakota State (Q4, 0:00), 2007 David Cool at James Madison (Q1, 0:00), 1988 Tim Foley vs. Central Florida (Q1, 7:33), 1987 Tim Foley at Chattanooga (Q1), 1985 Reed Haley vs. Chattanooga (Q2, 0:26), 1993 Reed Haley vs. Jacksonville State (Q4, 11:25) 1992 Reed Haley at Youngstown State (Q2, 14:55), 1992 David Cool vs. Western Carolina (Q4, 8:34), 1991 David Cool vs. Savannah State (Q1, 10L46), 1991 Tim Foley at East Carolina (Q1, 1:21), 1991 Tim Foley vs. Western Kentucky (Q2, 3:11), 1987 Scott Shelton vs. Bethune-Cookman (Q2,14:50), 2002 Reed Haley at The Citadel (Q4 8:11), 2002 Tim Foley vs. Newberry (Q2, 1:28), 1984 Adrian Mora at Wofford (Q3, 6:13), 2009 David Cool at Chattanooga (Q2, 4:15), 1988 Tim Foley at Florida A&M (Q2, 0:02), 1985 Tim Foley vs. Bethune-Cookman (Q2, 0:06), 1985 Tim Foley at James Madison (Q1, 1:18), 1985 Jesse Hartley at Elon (Q2, 11:32), 2007 Eric Meng vs. Western Carolina (Q2, 5:55), 1997 David Cool vs. West Georgia (Q1, 5:06), 1989 Adrian Mora at Wofford (Q2, 9:59), 2009 Jonathan Dudley vs. Appalachian State (Q2,9:01) 2004 Reed Haley vs. Concord (Q2, 0:05), 1993 David Cool vs. Central Florida (Q1, 1:58), 1990 David Cool vs. Furman (Q3, 5:07), 1988 playoffs Eric Meng vs. Furman (Q4, 13:34), 1997 Reed Haley at Marshall (Q2, 1:21), 1993 Reed Haley at East Tennessee State (Q3, 12:18), 1993 Tim Foley at Central Florida (Q4, 8:57), 1985 Adrian Mora at South Dakota State (Q1, 2:56), 2009 Reed Haley vs. Concord (Q4,10:59), 1993 David Cool vs. Nicholls State (Q1, 5:18), 1991 David Cool vs. Valdosta State (Q4, 8:57), 1990 David Cool vs. West Georgia (Q2, 6:34), 1989 David Cool at Samford (Q3, 9:26). 1989 David Cool vs. Central Florida (Q2, 7:57), 1988 Adrian Mora vs. S. Carolina St. (Q3, 0:00), 2010 playoffs Adrian Mora at Chattanooga (Q2, 0:03), 2010 Scott Shelton vs. East Tennessee State (Q2, 0:00), 2002 Scott Shelton at Elon (Q1, 1:33), 2001 Rob Bironas vs. East Tennessee State (Q2, 0:00), 2000 Chris Chambers vs. Appalachian State (Q1, 3:26), 1998 Reed Haley vs. The Citadel (Q2, 9:08), 1993 David Cool vs. South Carolina State (Q3, 7:35), 1988 Tim Foley vs. Central Florida (Q1, 6:06), 1985 Tim Foley vs. East Tennessee State (Q3, 3:38), 1985 Adrian Mora vs. Albany (Q4, 0:40), 2009 Jesse Hartley at Wofford (Q4, 8:58), 2007 Scott Shelton vs. Florida A&M (Q2, 13:29), 2001 playoff Reed Haley vs. Middle Tennessee (Q3, 9:18), 1992 David Cool vs. Northeast Louisiana (Q2, 0:31), 1990 David Cool vs. Northeast Louisiana (Q4, 8:40), 1990 David Cool vs. Central Florida (Q2, 1:07). 1990 playoff David Cool vs. Middle Tennessee State (Q1, 4:22), 1989 Tim Foley at Furman (Q2, 13:33), 1985 Tim Foley vs. Valdosta State (Q2, 0:25), 1984 David Simmons at Valdosta State (Q2, 0:00), 1983 Scott Shelton vs. Bethume-Cookman (Q2, 4:10), 2002 David Cool at Florida State (Q1, 2:51), 1990 David Cool vs. The Citadel (Q2, 0:18), 1990 Tim Foley vs. Bethume-Cookman (Q2, 2:27), 1985 Adrian Mora at Furman (Q2, 0:50), 2008 Scott Shelton vs. Delaware (Q2, 0:00), 2001 Scott Shelton vs. West Carolina (Q3, 0:57), 2001 Scott Shelton vs. Furman (Q4, 2:28), 2001 playoff Chris Chambers vs. The Citadel (Q1, 1:38), 1999 Chris Chambers at The Citadel (Q4, 7:14), 1998 Reed Haley vs. East Tennessee State (Q4, 6:23), 1994 Tim Foley vs. Tennessee Tech (Q3, 7:27), 1985 Adrian Mora at Furman (Q2, 9:37) 2010 Adrian Mora at Coastal Carolina (Q2, 14:20), 2010 Adrian Mora vs. Elon (Q1, 10:57), 2008 Adrian Mora at Chattanooga (Q1, 1:50), 2008 Jesse Hartley at Elon (1 OT), 2007 Jonathan Dudley at Western Carolina (Q3, 11:02), 2004 Rob Bironas at The Citadel (Q4, 11:58), 2000 Rob Bironas at Furman (Q3, 12:34), 2000 David Cool at NE Louisiana (Q1, 1:47), 1990 Mike Dowis vs. Nevada (Q4, 1:06), 1990 championship Adrian Mora at Delaware, (Q3, 11:59) 2010 playoffs Bo Galvin at Furman (Q2, 3:47), 2006 Jonathan Dudley at Furman (Q4, 11:14), 2004 Scott Shelton vs. Furman (Q1, 0:49), 2001 Chris Chambers at Furman (Q3, 3:09), 1998 Eric Meng at Appalachian State (Q2, 14:19), 1995 Reed Haley at Western Carolina (Q2, 5:28), 1994 Mike Dowis at James Madison (Q1, 10:53), 1989 Mike Dowis at James Madison (Q2, 2:32), 1989 Tim Foley at Middle Tennesse State (Q3, 11:39), 1986 Tim Foley at Bethume-Cookman (Q2, 0:04) , 1986

GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLE FOOTBALL

6-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES BY OPPONENTS OPPONENT 100-Yd. RUSHING GAMES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 30. 31. 32. 35. 36. 37. 39. 40. 43. 44. 48. 51. 54. 56. 60. 62.

156

301 (33) 244 (35) 220 (29) 213 (24) 208 (22) 204 (16) 204 (24) 186 (26) 180 (32) 175 (29) 173 (20) 172 (29) 170 (37) 169 (21) 168 (26) 165 (34) 161 (24) 160 (22) 157 (33) 157 (35) 156 (29) 155 (28) 154 (29) 153 (24) 152 (22) 150 (29) 148 (24) 148 (19) 148 (27) 147 (25) 146 (15) 145 (30) 145 (17) 145 (17) 143 (25) 142 (28) 140 (26) 140 (17) 138 (30) 137 (18) 137 (23) 137 (25) 136 (19) 135 (20) 135 (18) 135 (30) 135 (21) 134 (19) 134 (13) 134 (18) 131 (11) 131 (24) 131 (31) 130 (24) 130 (5) 128 (22) 128 (26) 128 (18) 128 (23) 127 (11) 127 (28) 126 (30) 126 (12) 126 (23)

Louis Ivory, Furman, 2000 Marcel Shipp, Massachusetts, 1998 playoffs Armanti Edwards, Appalachian State, 2007 Fred Boateng, Western Carolina, 2000 Kevin Richardson, Appalachian State, 2005 Anthony Watson, South Dakota State, 2005 Kenny Bynum, South Carolina State, 1996 Andrew Pierce, Delaware, 2010 playoffs Ken Simonton, Oregon State, 1999 Aaron Stecker, Western Illinois, 1998 playoffs Garrison Hearst, Georgia, 1992 Michael Summers, South Carolina State, 1986 Brandon Walker, East Tennessee State, 1996 Michael Hicks, South Carolina State, 1995 Vince Hall, Middle Tennessee State, 1984 Chris Evans, Samford, 2010 Leon Brown, Eastern Kentucky, 1993 playoffs Adrian Brown, Youngstown State, 1999 playoffs Armanti Edwards, Appalachian State, 2008 Chris Parker, Marshall, 1994 Ritchie Melchor, Appalachian State, 1987 playoffs Elroy Harris, Eastern Kentucky, 1988 playoffs Carl Boyd, Northern Iowa, 1985 playoffs Ted Yarbrough, Troy State, 1995 playoffs Mike Motley, Newberry, 1983 Gaven Varner, East Tennessee State, 2003 Brandon Newsome, Elon, 2008 Muhammad Shamsid Deen, Chattanooga, 1990 Dwight Stone, Middle Tennessee State, 1986 Vick King, McNeese State, 2003 Deon Jackson, The Citadel, 1996 Damon Scott, Appalachian State, 1995 James Stewart, Miami, 1994 Jim Heywood, Troy State, 1983 Warren Marshall, James Madison, 1985 Chris Evans, Samford, 2008 Armanti Edwards, Appalachian State, 2006 Michael Horace, Stephen F. Austin, 1988 playoffs Eddie Coleman, Troy State, 1992 Kevious Johnson, Wofford, 2007 Karim Razzak, Appalachian State, 1999 Thomas Haskins, Virginia Military, 1996 Gartrell Johnson, Colorado State, 2007 Rashod Smith, Florida International, 2004 Danny Ware, Georgia, 2004 Aaron Pierce, McNeese State, 2000 playoffs Dale Baker, Concord, 1993 Rashaud Palmer, Elon, 2003 Richard Kimble, Arkansas State, 1986 playoffs Elgin Davis, Central Florida, 1983 Travaris Cadet, Appalachian State, 2009 Roosevelt Potts, Northeast Louisiana, 1991 Anthony Simpson, East Carolina, 1986 Doug Chapman, Marshall, 1996 Al Shipman, Miami, 1994 Kyle Minett, South Dakota State, 2009 Kyle Steffes, North Dakota State, 2006 Nicholas Wishart, Western Carolina, 2003 Warren Marshall, James Madison, 1986 Hindley Brigham, Furman, 2003 Nehemiah Broughton, The Citadel, 2003 Alex Broomfield, Northeastern, 2008 Barrick Nealy, Texas State, 2005 playoffs Alvin Porch, William & Mary, 1997

GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLE FOOTBALL

65. 125 (27) 66. 124 (23) 67. 123 (21) 123 (25) 123 (25) 70. 122 (23) 71. 120 (21) 120 (30) 73. 121 (21) 74. 119 (26) 119 (22) 76. 118 (25) 118 (28) 118 (18) 118 (19) 118 (27) 81. 117 (13) 82. 116 (8) 116 (17) 116 (17) 85. 115 (23) 86. 114 (26) 114 (10) 88. 113 (23) 113 (27) 90. 112 (19) 112 (22) 112 (7) 112 (21) 94. 111 (6) 111 (16) 111 (22) 97. 110 (9) 98. 109 (17) 109 (20) 109 (29) 101. 108 (17) 108 (25) 108 (13) 108 (12) 105. 107 (17) 106. 106 (18) 106 (23) 106 (17) 109. 105 (23) 105 (16) 105 (24) 105 (17) 105 (22) 114. 104 (28) 104 (19) 104 (21) 117. 103 (28) 118. 102 (23) 102 (22) 120. 101 (20) 101 (18) 101 (28) 101 (9) 101 (15) 125. 100 (14) 100 (22)

Erroll Wynn, Chattanooga, 2007 Roman Carter, Idaho, 1990 playoffs Montrell Lee, The Citadel, 2004 Chris Parker, Marshall, 1993 Mark Giacone, Central Florida, 1990 Louis Ivory, Furman, 2001 Brian Edwards, East Tennessee State, 1994 Willie English, Central Florida, 1991 Rondy Rogers, Jacksonville State, 2002 Yohance Humphery, Montana, 2000 playoffs Brandon Walker, East Tennessee State, 1999 Asheton Jordan, The Citadel, 2008 Dane Romero, Wofford, 2008 Nuru Goodrum, The Citadel, 2005 Gerald Anderson, Middle Tennessee State, 1985 playoffs Artis Edwards, Tennessee Chattanooga, 1984 Lironnie Davis, Chattanooga, 2005 Eugene McCaslin, Florida, 1996 Kent Hampton, East Tennessee State, 1995 Willie Lanier, James Madison, 1989 Tamron Smith, Youngstown State, 1991 Michael Hobbs, Wofford, 2005 Jesse McCoy, Wofford, 2002 Marcus Williams, Maine, 2002 playoffs Chip Hooks, Appalachian State, 1993 Trevor Dimmie, Hofstra, 2000 playoffs Tyrone Coleman, Chattanooga, 1996 Sean Jackson, Florida State, 1990 Anthony Simpson, East Carolina, 1987 Michael Hobbs, Wofford, 2006 Eddie Coleman, Troy State, 1991 Markus Thomas, Eastern Kentucky, 1990 Marvin Collier, Middle Tennessee State, 1985 Duran Lawson, The Citadel, 2007 Nehemiah Broughton, The Citadel, 2002 Eriq Williams, James Madison, 1990 Gerard Hardy, Appalachian State, 1997 Leo Hawkins, Youngstown State, 1991 Dwight Stone, Middle Tennessee, 1985 playoffs Henry Latham, East Tennessee State, 1983 Kelsie Lordeus, Florida A&M, 2001 playoffs Justise Hairston, Central Connecticut State, 2006 Thomas Haskins, Virginia Military Institute, 1994 Mike Penman, Eastern Kentucky, 1993 playoffs Kris Bush, McNeese State, 2005 Michael Moore, Furman, 1996 Chris Parker, Marshall, 1995 Shorty Smith, Samford, 1988 Kent Larry, Presbyterian, 1983 Marcel Shipp, Massachusetts, 1999 playoffs James Stewart, Miami, 1993 Eriq Williams, James Madison, 1989 Jon Frazier, Western Kentucky, 2002 playoffs Eric Breitenstein, Wofford, 2010 playoffs Quan Warley, Western Carolina, 2008 Eldra Buckley, Chattanooga, 2006 Brad Hoover, Western Carolina, 1998 Tamron Smith, Youngstown State, 1992 Vernon Jones, The Citadel, 1988 playoffs Gerald Foggie, South Carolina State, 1985 Jonathan Grimes, William & Mary, 2010 Carl Tremble, Furman, 1992

6-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

OPPONENT 300-Yd. PASSING GAMES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 24.

527 481 469 408 400 389 385 384 372 371 370 360 358 352 339 338 335 334 332 322 322 321 316 316 315 315 314

Bernard Hawk, Bethune-Cookman, 1984 Doug Hudson, Nicholls State, 1986 playoffs Otteman Sampson, Florida A&M, 1997 playoffs Dave Dickenson, Montana, 1995 playoffs Barrick Nealy, Texas State, 2005 playoffs Greg Ryan, East Tennessee State, 1993 Charles Glaze, South Carolina State, 1985 Armanti Edwards, Appalachian State, 2009 Steve Nolan, Idaho, 1990 playoffs Kirk Schultz, Villanova, 1989 playoffs Josh Padrick, Florida International, 2003 Eric Beavers, Nevada Reno, 1986 playoffs Bart Blanchard, The Citadel, 2008 Mike Cook, William & Mary, 1997 Jeff Cesarone, Western Kentucky, 1986 Scott Riddle, Elon, 2009 Ryan Berry, South Dakota State, 2007 Travis Brown, Northern Arizona, 1999 playoffs Greg Ryan, East Tennessee State, 1994 Scott Riddle, Elon, 2010 Lonnie Galloway, Western Carolina, 1993 Brian Gaither, Western Carolina, 2003 Tyler Thigpen, Coastal Carolina, 2006 Scott Bankhead, Massachusetts, 1999 playoffs Darin Slack, Central Florida, 1987 Mike Smith, Northern Iowa, 1985 playoffs Zach MacDowall, Coastal Carolina, 2010


THE LAST TIME... TEAM

Georgia Southern

Opponent

Scored 30-39 Points Scored 40-49 Points Scored 50-59 Points Scored 60-69 Points Scored 70-79 Points Scored 80+ Points Scored a Safety Recorded Multiple Safeties Recorded a Shutout Rushed for 400+ Yards Rushed for 300-399 Yards Rushed for 1-50 Yards Rushed for 0 yards or less Passed for 400+ Yards Passed for 300-399 Yards Passed for 1-50 Yards Passed for 0 or less yards Gained More Than 500 Yards Total Offense Gained Less Than 100 Yards Total Offense Recorded 25 or More First Downs Was Penalized 100 Yards Defense Intercepted Three Passes Extra point blocked Overcame Halftime Deficit to Win Trailed After Three Quarters, Rallied to Win Won Game on Final Offensive Play Won Game on Final Defensive Play

12-4-10, at William & Mary (31) 11-27-10, South Carolina St. (41) 10-4-09, at Chattanooga (52) 11-12-05, Morehead St. (63) 9-22-01, Chattanooga (70) 9-11-04, Johnson C. Smith (84) 11-27-10, South Carolina St. 11-27-10, South Carolina St. (2) 10-23-10, at The Citadel (20-0) 12-4-10, at William & Mary (423) 11-27-10, South Carolina St. (323) 10-24-09, at Appalachian St. (15) Never 12-21-85, vs. Furman (419) (FCS Championship Game) 11-15-08, at Furman (333) 12-4-10, at William & Mary (31) 10-23-10, at Citadel (0) 11-4-10, Savannah St. (540) 12-2-95, at Montana (91) 9-25-10, Elon (30) 10-25-08, at Western Carolina (137) 11-27-10, South Carolina St. (3) 9-13-08, Northeastern 12-4-10, at William & Mary (GSU trailed 15-14 at Halftime, Won 31-15) 11-20-10, at Furman (GSU trailed 28-17 at end of 3rd, Won 32-28) 9-1-08, at The Citadel (Adam Urbano 3-yard run in Third OT) 9-6-10, Appalachian St. (GSU forced Appalachian St. fumble in OT)

10-9-10, Wofford (33) 10-10-09, at North Carolina (42) 10-24-09, at Appalachian St. (52) 11-7-96, at Florida (62) Never Never 9-26-09, at Elon Never 12-2-95, at Montana (0-45) 11-4-00, at Furman (404) 10-9-10, Wofford (302) 11-20-10, at Furman (36) 11-19-09, Western Carolina (-12) 11-26-05, at Texas St. (400) 11-25-10, Elon (322) 10-23-10, at The Citadel (47) 9-11-93, The Citadel (0) 10-24-09, at Appalachian St. (712) 10-2-99, at VMI (90) 10-24-09, at Appalachian St. (31) 10-24-09, at Appalachian St. (105) 11-7-09, Samford (3) 9-18-10, Coastal Carolina 10-16-10, at Chattanooga (GSU led 20-14 at Halftime, lost 35-27) 11-18-06, Central Arkansas (GSU led 31-24 at end of 3rd, Lost 34-31) 11-18-06, Central Arkansas (James Paul 25-yard Field Goal in OT) 9-27-08, Wofford (Wofford stopped GSU on 2-point conversion att.)

INDIVIDUAL 75+ Yard Run 100-199 Yards Rushing, Game 200+ Yards Rushing, Game Three Rushing TDs, Game Four Rushing TDs, Game 80+ Yard Pass Completion 300-399 Yards Passing, Game 400+ Yards Passing, Game 20 Pass Completions, Game Four TD Passes, Game 300+ Yards Total Offense, Game 10 Receptions, Game 100-149 Receiving Yards, Game 150+ Receiving Yards, Game Three Receiving TDs, Game 50+ Yard Field Goal Made Three Field Goals, Game 70+ Yard Punt Returned Kickoff for TD Returned Punt for TD Returned Blocked Punt for TD Returned Interception for TD Returned Fumble for TD Recovered Fumble in Endzone for TD Blocked a Field Goal Returned Blocked FG for TD PAT Returned for Two Points

Georgia Southern Robert Brown (80), 11-13-10 at Western Carolina Jerick McKinnon (101), 12-18-10, at Delaware Jayson Foster (279), 11-3-07, at Wofford Jaybo Shaw, 12-4-10, at William & Mary Jermaine Austin, 10-29-07, at South Dakota St. Jayson Foster (81), 9-8-07, West Georgia Lee Chapple (323), 11-15-08, at Furman Tracy Ham (419), 12-21-85, vs. Furman Lee Chapple (20), 11-21-09, at The Citadel Chaz Williams (4), 10-2-04, at Elon Lee Chapple (345), 11-15-08, at Furman Raja Andrews (10), 11-8-08, Samford J.J. Wilcox (107), 11-20-10, at Furman Reggie McCutchen (191), 10-14-06, Elon Corey Joyner, 12-12-98, Western Illinois Adrian Mora (50), 10-3-10, at Wofford Adrian Mora, 12-11-10, at Wofford Wrob (77), 10-21-95, The Citadel Samir Baker, 9-20-08, Elon Raja Andrews, 10-18-08, Appalachian St. R. Tinsley (B), D. Arnold (TD), 10-4-08, at Chatt. Laron Scott, 9-25-10, Elon John Douglas, 12-11-10, at Wofford E.J. Webb, 10-9-10, Wofford Roderick Tinsley, 11-13-10, at Western Carolina Chad Nighbert (78), 9-16-95, at Marshall Derek Heyden, 9-19-10, at Coastal Carolina

Opponent Michael Hobbs (99), 11-4-06, Wofford Andrew Pierce (186), 12-18-10, at Delaware A. Edwards (220), 10-20-07, at Appalachian St. Ryan Houston, 10-10-09, at North Carolina Ken Simonton (4), 11-18-99, Oregon St. Mark Zanders (83), 12-12-98, Western Illinois Scott Riddle (322), 9-25-10, Elon Barrick Nealy (400), 10-26-05, Texas St. Scott Riddle (25), 9-25-10, Elon Barrick Nealy (4), 11-26-05, Texas St. Zach MacDowall (329), 11-18-10, at Coastal Car. Matt Cline (10), 10-24-09, at Appalachian St. Adam Mimms (111), 11-20-10, at Furman Andre Roberts (165), 11-1-08, at The Citadel Eddie Cohen, 9-29-07, Western Carolina Blair Walsh (52), 8-30-08, at Georgia Drake Kuhn, 12-4-10, at William & Mary Bobby Woods (77), 9-5-09, Albany Lennel Elmore, 11-27-10, South Carolina St. Brandon Berry, 11-4-06, Wofford G. Sensabaugh (B), Ranier (TD), 11-1-03 at ETSU Evan Francks, 12-4-10, at William & Mary Alex Goltry, 12-11-10, at Wofford John Rust, 11-5-09, Furman Adrian McLeod, 11-19-09, Western Carolina Never Never

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SERIES RECORDS FIRST LAST OPPONENT PLAYED PLAYED SCORE Alabama First Meeting Albany (N.Y.) 2009 2009 29-26 Appalachian State 1932 2010 21-14 OT Arkansas State 1986 1986 48-21 Austin Peay 2008 2008 34-20 Auburn 1991 1991 17-32 Bethune-Cookman 1984 2002 34-0 Catawba 1982 1987 27-0 Chattanooga 1984 2010 27-35 Central Arkansas 2006 2006 28-31 Central Connecticut St. 2006 2006 13-17 Central Florida 1982 1991 20-6 The Citadel 1988 2010 20-0 Coastal Carolina 2006 2010 46-23 Colgate 1998 1998 49-28 Colorado State 2007 2007 34-42 Concord 1993 1993 51-13 Connecticut 1998 1998 52-30 Delaware 1997 2010 10-27 1984 1987 13-16 East Carolina Eastern Kentucky 1988 1993 14-12 Elon 1998 2010 38-21 Fayetteville State 1999 1999 76-0 Florida 1986 1996 14-62 1984 2001 60-35 Florida A&M Florida International 2003 2004 53-32 Florida State 1988 1990 6-48 Furman 1985 2010 32-28 Gardner-Webb 1982 2002 56-0 1992 2008 21-45 Georgia Glenville State 1994 1994 66-13 Hofstra 2000 2000 48-20 Idaho 1990 1990 28-27 Illinois State 1999 1999 28-17 1985 1985 27-0 Jackson State Jacksonville State 1992 2002 41-3 James Madison 1985 1992 24-17 Johnson C. Smith 2000 2004 84-3 Liberty 1984 1996 45-14 1987 2002 31-7 Maine Marshall 1989 1996 13-29 Mars Hill 1982 1983 35-9 Massachusetts 1998 1999 38-21 McNeese State 2000 2005 20-23 Miami (Fla.) 1932 1994 0-56 Middle Tennessee State 1984 1995 34-26 Mississippi College 1992 1992 30-0 Montana 1989 2000 27-25 Morehead State 2005 2005 63-17 Nevada 1986 1990 36-13 Newberry 1930 1988 55-7 New Hampshire 2004 2004 23-27 Nicholls State 1986 1991 40-6 North Carolina 2009 2009 12-42 North Carolina A&T 1986 1986 52-21 North Dakota State 2006 2006 34-14 Northeast Louisiana 1987 1991 13-21 Northeastern 2005 2008 34-27 (OT) Northern Arizona 1999 1999 72-29 Northern Iowa 1985 1985 40-33 Oregon State 1999 1999 41-48 Presbyterian 1983 1984 41-6 Samford 1988 2010 13-20 Savannah State 1983 2010 48-3 South Carolina State 1985 2010 41-16 South Dakota State 2004 2009 6-44 South Florida 1997 1998 28-23 Southern Mississippi 1941 1941 0-67 Stephen F. Austin 1988 1989 37-34 Tennessee Tech 1985 1986 59-13 Texas State 2005 2005 35-50 Troy 1934 1995 24-21

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W

L

T

1 12 1 1 0 6 2 20 0 0 10 16 3 1 0 1 1 2 0 2 8 1 0 8 2 0 14 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 4 7 2 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 7 1 2 1 2 4 0 3 0 1 0 2 2 1 1 0 2 3 8 7 3 2 0 2 2 0 3

0 13 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 2 3 0 2 2 0 2 8 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 4 4 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 10

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

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FIRST LAST OPPONENT PLAYED PLAYED SCORE Tusculum First Meeting U.S. Naval Academy 2010 2010 7-13 Valdosta State 1982 1997 45-26 Villanova 1989 1989 52-36 VMI 1993 2002 52-7 West Georgia 1989 2007 45-21 Western Carolina 1941 2010 28-6 Western Illinois 1998 1998 42-14 Western Kentucky 1986 2002 28-31 William & Mary 1997 2010 31-15 Wofford 1982 2010 23-20 Youngstown State 1991 1999 59-24 Inactive programs

W

L

T

0 6 1 10 2 19 1 2 1 10 1 64

1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 7 3 63

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

ALL-TIME COACHES RECORDS YEAR COACH 1924 E.G. Cromartie 1925 E.G. Cromartie 1926 E.G. Cromartie

GSU W L T PTS 1 0 0 6 1 2 0 n/a 5 3 1 58

OPP PTS 0 n/a 78

1927 1928

H.A. Woodle H.A. Woodle

6 5

1 5

1 0

90 55

42 54

1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941

B.L. “Crook” Smith B.L. “Crook” Smith B.L. “Crook” Smith B.L. “Crook” Smith B.L. “Crook” Smith B.L. “Crook” Smith B.L. “Crook” Smith B.L. “Crook” Smith B.L. “Crook” Smith B.L. “Crook” Smith B.L. “Crook” Smith B.L. “Crook” Smith B.L. “Crook” Smith

2 3 3 7 5 5 3 2 2 3 5 3 2

1 3 6 3 4 6 3 9 9 5 5 5 8

2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0

95 46 142 183 167 125 98 58 58 35 93 101 37

32 33 92 77 75 130 89 30 72 100 124 183 226

1982 1983 1984 1985* 1986* 1987* 1988* 1989*

Erk Russell Erk Russell Erk Russell Erk Russell Erk Russell Erk Russell Erk Russell Erk Russell

7 6 8 13 13 9 12 15

3 5 3 2 2 4 3 0

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

290 263 342 460 619 283 459 584

190 206 215 293 382 220 214 221

1990* 1991 1992 1993* 1994 1995* 1996 1997* 1998* 1999* 2000* 2001* 2002* 2003 2004* 2005* 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010*

Tim Stowers Tim Stowers Tim Stowers Tim Stowers Tim Stowers Tim Stowers Frank Ellwood Paul Johnson Paul Johnson Paul Johnson Paul Johnson Paul Johnson Mike Sewak Mike Sewak Mike Sewak Mike Sewak Brian VanGorder Chris Hatcher Chris Hatcher Chris Hatcher Jeff Monken

12 7 7 10 6 9 4 10 14 13 13 12 11 7 9 8 3 7 6 5 10

3 4 4 3 5 4 7 3 1 2 2 2 3 4 3 4 8 4 5 6 5

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

436 257 177 357 333 294 255 423 654 747 506 525 493 311 564 456 235 402 350 205 413

272 160 151 200 270 237 295 229 363 262 274 215 190 232 221 277 260 348 326 303 277

*Includes playoff games


NCAA-I FCS POLLS 1984 (NCAA) 1. Alcorn State 2. Montana State Rhode Island 4. Boston University 5. Indiana State 6. Middle Tennessee State Mississippi Valley State 8. Eastern Kentucky 9. Louisiana Tech 10. Arkansas State 11. New Hampshire 12. Richmond 13. Murray State 14. Western Carolina 15. Holy Cross 16. Furman 17. Chattanooga 18. Northern Iowa 19. Delaware 20. McNeese State 1985 (NCAA) 1. Middle Tennessee State 2. Furman Nevada 4. Northern Iowa 5. Idaho 6. Arkansas State 7. Rhode Island 8. Grambling State 9. Georgia Southern 10. Akron 11. Eastern Washington 12. Appalachian State Delaware State 14. Louisiana Tech 15. Jackson State 16. William & Mary 17. Murray State 18. Richmond 19. Eastern Kentucky 20. Alcorn State 1986 (NCAA) 1. Nevada 2. Arkansas State 3. Eastern Illinois 4. Georgia Southern 5. Holy Cross 6. Appalachian State 7. Pennsylvania 8. William & Mary 9. Jackson State 10. Eastern Kentucky 11. Sam Houston State 12. Nicholls State 13. Delaware 14. Tennessee State 15. Furman 16. Idaho 17. Southern Illinois 18. Murray State 19. Connecticut 20. North Carolina A&T 1987 (NCAA) 1. Holy Cross 2. Appalachian State 3. Louisiana-Monroe 4. Northern Iowa 5. Idaho 6. Georgia Southern 7. Eastern Kentucky 8. James Madison 9. Jackson State 10. Weber State 11. Western Kentucky 12. Arkansas State 13. Maine

14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Marshall Youngstown State North Texas Richmond Howard Sam Houston State Delaware State

1988 (NCAA) 1. Stephen F. Austin 2. Idaho 3. Georgia Southern 4. Western Illinois 5. Furman 6. Jackson State 7. Marshall 8. Eastern Kentucky 9. The Citadel 10. Northwestern State 11. Massachusetts 12. North Texas 13. Boise State 14. Florida A&M Pennsylvania 16. Western Kentucky 17. Connecticut 18. Grambling State 19. Montana 20. New Hampshire 1989 (NCAA) 1. Georgia Southern 2. Furman 3. Stephen F. Austin 4. Holy Cross Idaho 6. Montana 7. Appalachian State 8. Maine 9. Southwest Missouri State 10. Middle Tennessee State William & Mary 12. Eastern Kentucky 13. Grambling State 14. Youngstown State 15. Eastern Illinois 16. Villanova 17. Jackson State 18. Connecticut 19. Nevada 20. Northern Iowa 1990 (NCAA) 1. Middle Tennessee State 2. Youngstown State 3. Georgia Southern 4. Nevada 5. Eastern Kentucky 6. Southwest Missouri State 7. William & Mary 8. Holy Cross 9. Massachusetts 10. Boise State 11. Northern Iowa 12. Furman 13. Idaho 14. Louisiana-Monroe 15. The Citadel 16. Jackson State 17. Dartmouth 18. Central Florida 19. New Hampshire North Carolina A&T

Georgia Southern spent 10 of 11 weeks ranked in the top spot during the 1989 season, culminating in a final No. 1 ranking and third national championship. 1991 (NCAA) 1. Nevada 2. Eastern Kentucky 3. Holy Cross 4. Northern Iowa 5. Alabama State 6. Delaware 7. Villanova 8. Marshall 9. Middle Tennessee State 10. Samford 11. New Hampshire 12. Sam Houston State 13. Youngstown State 14. Western Illinois 15. Weber State 16. James Madison 17. Appalachian State 18. Louisiana-Monroe 19. McNeese State 20. The Citadel Furman 1992 (NCAA) 1. The Citadel Louisiana-Monroe 3. Northern Iowa 4. Middle Tennessee State 5. Idaho 6. Marshall 7. Youngstown State 8. Delaware 9. Samford 10. Villanova 11. McNeese State 12. Eastern Kentucky 13. William & Mary 14. Eastern Washington 15. Florida A&M 16. Appalachian State 17. North Carolina A&T 18. Alcorn State 19. Liberty 20. Western Illinois

1993 (Sports Network) 1. Troy State 2. Georgia Southern 3. Montana 4. Louisiana-Monroe 5. McNeese State 6. Boston University 7. Youngstown State 8. Howard 9. Marshall 10. William & Mary 11. Idaho 12. Central Florida 13. Northern Iowa 14. Stephen F. Austin 15. Southern (La.) 16. Pennsylvania 17. Eastern Kentucky 18. Delaware 19. Western Kentucky 20. Eastern Washington 21. North Carolina A&T 22. Tennessee Tech 23. Alcorn State 24. Towson State 25. Massachusetts 1994 (Sports Network) 1. Youngstown State 2. Marshall 3. Boise State 4. Eastern Kentucky 5. McNeese State 6. Idaho 7. Grambling 8. Montana 9. Boston University 10. Troy State 11. Northern Iowa 12. New Hampshire 13. James Madison 14. Pennsylvania 15. Alcorn State 16. Middle Tennessee State 17. Appalachian State 18. North Texas 19. William & Mary 20. Central Florida 21. Stephen F. Austin 22. South Carolina State 23. Hofstra 24. Western Illinois 25. Northern Arizona

1995 (Sports Network) 1. McNeese State 2. Appalachian State 3. Troy State 4. Murray State 5. Stephen F. Austin 6. Marshall 7. Delaware 8. Montana 9. Hofstra 10. Eastern Kentucky 11. Southern (La.) 12. Eastern Illinois 13. James Madison 14. Jackson State 15. Georgia Southern 16. Florida A&M 17. Idaho 18. Northern Iowa 19. William & Mary 20. Richmond 21. Boise State 22. Northern Arizona 23. Connecticut 24. Indiana State 25. Middle Tennessee State

1997 (Sports Network) 1. Villanova 2. Western Illinois 3. Delaware 4. Eastern Washington 5. Western Kentucky 6. McNeese State 7. Hampton 8. Georgia Southern 9. Youngstown State 10. Florida A&M 11. Montana 12. Southern (La.) 13. Jackson State 14. Hofstra 15. Eastern Kentucky 16. Cal Poly 17. Northwestern State 18. Stephen F. Austin 19. South Carolina State 20. Liberty 21. Eastern Illinois 22. Appalachian State 23. Dayton 24. Northeastern 25. Colgate

1996 (Sports Network) 1. Marshall 2. Montana 3. Northern Iowa 4. Murray State 5. Troy State 6. Northern Arizona 7. William & Mary 8. Jackson State East Tennessee State 10. Western Illinois 11. Delaware 12. Florida A&M 13. Furman 14. Villanova 15. Youngstown State 16. Eastern Illinois 17. Dartmouth 18. New Hampshire 19. Nicholls State 20. Howard 21. Southwest Missouri State 22. Stephen F. Austin 23. James Madison 24. Dayton 25. Appalachian State

1997 (USA Today/ ESPN) 1. Youngstown State 2. McNeese State 3. Delaware 4. Eastern Washington 5. Villanova 6. Western Illinois 7. Western Kentucky 8. Georgia Southern 9. Montana 10. Hampton 11. Southern (La.) 12. Florida A&M 13. Jackson State 14. Northwestern State 15. Eastern Kentucky 16. Hofstra 17. Cal Poly 18. Stephen F. Austin 19. Liberty 20. South Carolina State 21. Colgate 22. Eastern Illinois 23. Appalachian State 24. Northeastern 25. Dayton

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1998 (Sports Network) 1. Georgia Southern 2. Northwestern State 3. Florida A&M 4. Western Illinois 5. Richmond 6. McNeese State 7. Appalachian State 8. Connecticut 9. Hampton 10. Tennessee State 11. Troy State 12. Massachusetts 13. Lehigh 14. Montana 15. Southern (La.) 16. William & Mary 17. Western Kentucky 18. Hofstra 19. South Florida 20. Bethune Cookman 21. Illinois State 22. Delaware 23. Murray State 24. Montana State 25. Northern Iowa

1999 (USA Today/ ESPN) 1. Tennessee State 2. Georgia Southern 3. Appalachian State 4. Hofstra 5. Illinois State 6. Troy State 7. Montana 8. Furman 9. Youngstown State 10. Southern (La.) 11. Massachusetts 12. James Madison 13. Lehigh 14. Jackson State 15. Florida A&M 16. North Carolina A&T 17. Northern Iowa 18. Colgate 19. Northern Arizona 20. Elon 21. Portland State 22. Stephen F. Austin 23. South Florida 24. Southern Utah 25. Villanova

2001 (Sports Network) 1. Montana 2. Furman 3. Georgia Southern 4. Northern Iowa 5. Lehigh 6. Appalachian State 7. Sam Houston State 8. Grambling State 9. Eastern Illinois 10. Maine 11. Hofstra 12. Western Kentucky 13. McNeese State 14. Northwestern State 15. Youngstown State 16. Northern Arizona 17. William & Mary 18. Eastern Kentucky 19. Harvard 20. Villanova 21. Rhode Island 22. Florida A&M 23. Tennessee Tech 24. Pennsylvania 25. Tennessee State

1998 (USA Today/ ESPN) 1. Massachusetts 2. Georgia Southern 3. Northwestern State 4. Western Illinois 5. Florida A&M 6. Appalachian State 7. Connecticut 8. McNeese State 9. Richmond 10. Hampton 11. Troy State 12. Lehigh 13. Tennessee State 14. Montana 15. Illinois State 16. Southern (La.) 17. South Florida 18. Hofstra 19. William & Mary 20. Murray State 21. Colgate 22. Western Kentucky 23. Bethune Cookman 24. Delaware 25. Montana State

2000 (Sports Network) 1. Georgia Southern 2. Montana 3. Delaware 4. Appalachian State 5. Western Kentucky 6. Richmond 7. Hofstra 8. Lehigh 9. Troy State 10. Furman 11. Youngstown State 12. Western Illinois 13. Grambling State 14. Florida A&M 15. Portland State 16. McNeese State 17. Eastern Illinois 18. Weber State 19. Northern Iowa 20. Bethune-Cookman 21. North Carolina A&T 22. Tennessee Tech 23. Wofford 24. Illinois State 25. Southwest Texas

2001 (ESPN/USA Today) 1. Montana 2. Furman 3. Georgia Southern 4. Northern Iowa 5. Lehigh 6. Appalachian State 7. Hofstra 8. Sam Houston State 9. Eastern Illinois 10. Western Kentucky 11. Grambling State 12. Maine 13. McNeese State 14. Northwestern State 15. Northern Arizona 16. Youngstown State 17. William & Mary 18. Eastern Kentucky 19. Villanova 20. Rhode Island 21. Harvard 22. Florida A&M 23. Tennessee Tech 24. Pennsylvania 25. Portland State

1999 (Sports Network) 1. Georgia Southern 2. Youngstown State 3. Illinois State 4. Florida A&M 5. Hofstra 6. Troy State 7. Massachusetts 8. Montana 9. Appalachian State 10. North Carolina A&T 11. Tennessee State 12. Furman 13. James Madison 14. Lehigh 15. Northern Iowa 16. Northern Arizona 17. Southern (La.) 18. Colgate 19. Jackson State 20. Portland State 21. Elon 22. Stephen F. Austin 23. South Florida 24. Villanova 25. Brown

2000 (ESPN/USA Today) 1. Georgia Southern 2. Montana 3. Delaware 4. Appalachian State 5. Western Kentucky 6. Hofstra 7. Troy State 8. Lehigh 9. Richmond 10. Furman 11. Western Illinois 12. Youngstown State 13. Florida A&M 14. McNeese State 15. Grambling State 16. Portland State 17. Eastern Illinois 18. North Carolina A&T 19. Northern Iowa 20. Weber State 21. Bethune-Cookman 22. Tennessee Tech 23. Wofford 24. Southern Utah 25. Sacramento State

2002 (Sports Network) 1. Western Kentucky 2. McNeese State 3. Georgia Southern 4. Villanova 5. Western Illinois 6. Maine 7. Montana 8. Grambling State 9. Furman 10. Appalachian State 11. Northeastern 12. Fordham 13. Eastern Illinois 14. Wofford 15. Bethune-Cookman 16. Northwestern State 17. Pennsylvania 18. Idaho State 19. Montana State 20. Murray State 21. Eastern Kentucky 22. Gardner-Webb 23. Nicholls State 24. Southeast Missouri State 25. Colgate

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2002 (ESPN/USA Today) 1. Western Kentucky 2. McNeese State 3. Georgia Southern 4. Villanova 5. Western Illinois 6. Maine Montana 8. Grambling State 9. Furman 10. Northeastern 11. Wofford 12. Bethune-Cookman Eastern Illinois 14. Appalachian State 15. Fordham 16. Northwestern State 17. Idaho State Pennsylvania 19. Montana State 20. Eastern Kentucky 21. Nicholls State 22. Murray State 23. Southeast Missouri State 24. Gardner-Webb 25. Colgate 2003 (Sports Network) 1. Delaware 2. Colgate 3. Wofford 4. Florida Atlantic 5. Northern Iowa 6. Western Illinois 7. Western Kentucky 8. McNeese State 9. Southern Illinois 10. Northern Arizona 11. Massachusetts 12. Pennsylvania 13. Southern 14. Montana 15. Bethune-Cookman 16. North Carolina A&T 17. Grambling State 18. Jacksonville State 19. Northern Colorado 20. Northeastern 21. Montana State 22. Idaho State 23. Lehigh 24. Georgia Southern 25. Villanova 2004 (Sports Network) 1. James Madison 2. Montana 3. William & Mary 4. Sam Houston State 5. Furman 6. New Hampshire 7. Delaware 8. Eastern Washington 9. Southern Illinois 10. Georgia Southern 11. Western Kentucky 12. Hampton 13. Harvard 14. Jacksonville State 15. Lehigh 16. Cal Poly 17. Northwestern State 18. Wofford 19. Lafayette 20. Alabama State 21. Penn 22. South Carolina State 23. North Dakota State 24. Coastal Carolina 25. Northern Iowa

2005 (Sports Network) 1. Appalachian State 2. Northern Iowa 3. Furman 4. Texas State 5. New Hampshire 6. Cal Poly 7. Southern Illinois 8. Richmond 9. Georgia Southern 10. Hampton 11. Grambling State 12. Montana 13. Eastern Washington 14. Youngstown State 15. Brown 16. Eastern Illinois 17. Nicholls State 18. Montana State 19. Massachusetts 20. South Carolina State 21. Lafayette 22. Illinois State 23. Colgate 24. Coastal Carolina 25. James Madison

2008 (Sports Network) 1. Richmond 2. Montana 3. James Madison 4. Northern Iowa 5. Appalachian State 6. Villanova 7. Weber State 8. New Hampshire 9. Wofford 10. Cal Poly 11. Southern Illinois 12. Central Arkansas 13. South Carolina 14. Liberty 15. Harvard 16. Colgate 17. Elon 18. Maine 19. Eastern Kentucky 20. William & Mary 21. McNeese 22. Texas State 23. Jacksonville State 24. Grambling State 25. Prairie View A & M

2006 (Sports Network) 1. Appalachian State (69) 2. Massachusetts 3. Montana 4. Youngstown State 5. North Dakota State (1) 6. New Hampshire 7. Southern Illinois 8. Illinois State 9. James Madison 10. Montana State 11. Hampton 12. Furman 13. Tennessee-Martin 14. Coastal Carolina 15. Eastern Illinois 16. Cal Poly 17. Northern Iowa 18. Princeton 19. Portland State 20. San Diego 21. McNeese State 22. South Dakota State 23. Wofford 24. Central Arkansas 25. Yale

2009 (Sports Network) 1. Villanova 2. Montana 3. Appalachian State 4. William & Mary 5. Richmond 6. Southern Illinois 7. New Hampshire 8. South Carolina State 9. Elon Phoenix 10. Stephen F. Austin 11. South Dakota State 12. McNeese State 13. Eastern Washington 14. Holy Cross 15. Prairie View A&M 16. Jacksonville State 17. Weber State 18. Northern Iowa 19. Eastern Illinois 20. Penn 21. Colgate 22. Liberty 23. Florida A&M 24. Lafayette 25. Texas State

2007 (Sports Network) 1. Appalachian State 2. Delaware 3. Southern Illinois 4. Northern Iowa 5. Richmond 6. Wofford 7. Massachusetts 8. Eastern Washington 9. North Dakota State 10. Montana 11. McNeese State 12. James Madison 13. Eastern Kentucky 14. New Hampshire 15. Delaware State 16. Youngstown State 17. Georgia Southern 18. Eastern Illinois 19. South Dakota State 20. Fordham 21. Harvard 22. Yale 23. Elon 24. Cal Poly 25. Grambling State

2010 (Sports Network) 1. Eastern Washington 2. Delaware 3. Villanova 4. Appalachian State 5. Georgia Southern 6. Wofford 7. New Hampshire 8. Stephen F. Austin 9. North Dakota State 10. William & Mary 11. Montana State 12. Jacksonville State 13. Southeast Missouri St. 14. Lehigh 15. Bethune-Cookman 16. South Carolina State 17. Western Illinois 18. Penn 19. Northern Iowa 20. Montana 21. Liberty 22. Jacksonville 23. Grambling State 24. Cal Poly 25. Dayton


ALL-TIME RESULTS

1932 – B.L. ‘Crook’ Smith

B.L. “Crook” Smith Years: 1929-41 Record: 45-67-7 Pct.: .408

Georgia Normal School 1924 – E.G. Cromartie

(1-0)

Parris Island Marines Savannah High School Douglas A&M

NA NA W 6-0

1925 – E.G. Cromartie

(1-2)

Richmond Academy Benedictine Brewton-Parker

1926 – E.G. Cromartie

L L W

(5-3-1)

Douglas A&M Piedmont Institute Benedictine Georgia Military Tifton Richmond Academy Brewton-Parker Fort Screven Brewton-Parker

W 6-0 T 0-0 W 13-0 L 0-12 L 0-6 L 6-54 W 12-0 W 14-0 W 7-6

1927 – H.A. Woodle

(6-1-1)

Douglas A&M South Georgia A&M Benedictine Fort Screven Richmond Academy Brewton-Parker Piedmont Institute Brewton-Parker

1928 – H.A. Woodle Waynesboro J.C. Brewton-Parker Cochran A&M Benedictine Tifton Mercer Piedmont Norman Park Douglas Brewton-Parker

W 2-0 W 6-0 W 25-6 W 6-0 L 0-16 W 25-7 W 26-13 T 0-0

(5-5) W 26-0 L 2-6 L 6-24 W 7-6 L W 7-0 L 0-12 L 0-6 W 7-0 W

South Georgia Teachers College 1929 – B.L. ‘Crook’ Smith Richmond Academy Brewton-Parker Middle Georgia South Georgia A&M Piedmont Norman Park South Georgia J.C. Brewton-Parker Tifton

1930 – B.L. ‘Crook’ Smith South Georgia J.C. Newberry Middle Georgia Piedmont Norman Park Brewton-Parker Mercer New Year’s Day Benefit Georgia State Teachers

1931– B.L. ‘Crook’ Smith Bowdon Norman Park Middle Georgia Parris Island Piedmont Millen Athletic Club Brewton-Parker Graymont A.C. Newberry

1924

(2-1-2) L 13-19 W 62-0 T 7-7 NA T 0-0 NA NA NA W 13-6

(3-3-2) L 0-6 T 0-0 L 0-14 W 7-6 L 0-7 W 26-0 NA T 0-0 W 13-0

(3-6) L 7-24 L 0-7 L 0-7 L 0-19 L 0-16 W 68-0 W 7-0 W 47-0 L 13-19

Rollon Tifton Gordon Military Norman Park Georgia Military Piedmont Middle Georgia Miami Rollins Appalachian Teachers

1933 – B.L. ‘Crook’ Smith Norman Park Gordon Military Brewton-Parker Middle Georgia Rollins South Georgia State Georgia Military Newberry Stetson

1934 – B.L. ‘Crook’ Smith

(7-3) L 0-12 W 27-0 W 19-0 W 8-0 L 6-27 W 33-12 W 26-0 W 19-6 L 13-20 W 33-0

(5-4) W 46-0 W 39-0 W 39-13 L 0-6 L 0-13 W 25-0 W 12-9 L 6-14 L 0-20

(5-6)

Jacksonville Tech W 19-13 L 0-6 Brewton-Parker Stetson L 0-19 Tampa W 21-13 W 22-13 Appalachian Teachers Middle Georgia W 6-0 W 19-0 South Georgia State Georgia Military L 0-19 Newberry L 20-21 L 12-19 Troy State Appalachian Teachers (H, 11-15-34) L 6-7

1935 – B.L. ‘Crook’ Smith Abraham Baldwin A.C. South Georgia State Tampa Georgia Military Troy Tech Appalachian Teachers Middle Georgia Stetson

(3-3-2) W 13-0 T 14-14 L 0-19 W 25-12 L 26-28 T 0-0 W 14-7 L 6-9

Coached by E.G. Cromartie, players pose for a photograph on Sweetheart Circle in 1924. Early accounts of the football team referenced the squad’s dark blue jerseys.

1936 – B.L. ‘Crook’ Smith

(2-9)

Miami Mercer Troy Tech Stetson Tampa Appalachian Teachers Middle Georgia Gordon Military Brewton-Parker Newberry Rollins

L 0-44 L 0-40 L 0-14 L 0-24 L 0-27 L 0-27 W 14-7 L 7-13 W 14-7 L 10-13 L 0-26

1937 – B.L. ‘Crook’ Smith Mercer Miami Tampa Stetson Troy Tech Erskine Georgia Military South Georgia State Gordon Military Middle Georgia Armstrong State

(2-9) L 0-77 L 0-40 L 0-20 L 0-24 L 6-12 L 0-46 L 6-7 W 26-6 L 0-19 L 0-7 W 20-14

1938 — B.L. ‘Crook’ Smith

(3-5-1)

Tampa Wingate Troy Tech Stetson South Georgia State Armstrong State Snead Middle Georgia Erskine

L 0-40 W 6-0 L 0-7 L 0-28 L 6-7 L 7-12 W 7-0 W 3-0 T 6-6

Georgia Teachers College 1939 – B.L. ‘Crook’ Smith

(5-5)

Stetson Troy Tech Havana Snead Armstrong State Jacksonville Tech South Georgia Middle Georgia Appalachian Teachers Havana

L 0-19 L 6-7 W 14-0 W 13-7 W 7-0 W 13-0 L 6-12 L 7-13 L 0-59 W 27-7

1940 — B.L. ‘Crook’ Smith Erskine South Georgia Fort Benning Troy State Tampa Middle Georgia Pensacola Armstrong State

(3-5) L 0-19 L 7-19 W 17-13 L 0-14 L 14-66 W 14-6 L 6-46 W 43-0

1941 - B.L. ‘Crook’ Smith West Carolina Teachers Mississippi Southern South Georgia State Mercer Troy State Erskine Middle Georgia Oglethorpe South Georgia State Camp Croft

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(2-8) L 7-14 L 0-67 L 0-7 L 0-25 L 0-25 L 0-7 W 16-0 L 0-53 W 14-7 L 0-21

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1986 – Erk Russell

Erk Russell Years: 1982-1989 Record: 83-22-1 Pct.: .788

Georgia Southern College 1982 – Erk Russell

(7-3-1)

Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 20 Nov. 27

Central Florida (at Jacksonville, Fla.) W 16-9 Baptist College (Ga.) (at Savannah, Ga.) W 42-0 Valdosta State T 27-27 at Gardner Webb L 6-44 Fort Benning W 56-6 Newberry W 36-14 Catawba L 7-10 Wofford L 7-28 at Mars Hill W 17-3 at Valdosta State W 45-29 Florida State J.V. (at Warner Robins, Ga) W 31-20

Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 24

Central Florida Presbyterian (at Savannah, Ga.) Troy State Gardner-Webb at East Tennessee State Newberry (at Augusta, Ga.) at Catawba at Wofford Mars Hill at Valdosta State at Savannah State

1983 – Erk Russell

Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10

7,350 7,823 7,724 2,051 5,341 6,050 8,219 5,127 1,000 9,000 5,000

(6-5) L 29-33 W 35-21 L 27-28 W 25-11 L 7-24 L 24-27 W 10-3 W 27-16 W 35-9 L 29-34 W 15-0

5,815 7,913 7,378 6,278 7,248 4,500 3,917 5,894 9,385 8,000 1,000

W 14-0 W 41-6 W 42-28 L 27-34 W 48-11 W 43-33 W 24-17 W 41-16 W 38-8 L 17-20 L 7-42

12,743 2,464 7,124 25,137 12,097 4,700 9,087 11,420 8,656 10,112 6,000

Florida A&M (at Jacksonville, Fla.) Middle Tennessee State at Troy State at Chattanooga Tennessee Tech Bethune-Cookman Newberry at James Madison Central Florida East Tennessee State at South Carolina State

W 27-21 L 10-35 W 17-10 W 19-14 W 34-0 W 46-24 W 38-17 L 6-21 W 35-18 W 46-7 W 43-30

18,086 9,227 6,400 8,892 9,152 8,063 12,831 5,000 7,759 8,142 6,543

Jackson State at Middle Tennessee St. (1) at Northern Iowa Furman (at Tacoma, Wash.)

W 27-0 W 28-21 W 40-33 W 44-42

4,128 9,500 12,300 5,306

1984 – Erk Russell

Aug. 30 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Playoffs Nov. 29 Dec. 6 Dec. 13 Dec. 20

at Florida Florida A&M (at Jacksonville, Fla.) at Middle Tennessee St. Chattanooga at Tennessee Tech Bethune-Cookman at East Carolina at Western Kentucky at Central Florida James Madison South Carolina State

L 14-38 W 35-12 W 34-31 W 34-14 W 59-13 W 52-31 L 33-35 W 49-32 W 33-23 W 45-35 W 28-7

74,221 21,982 11,000 15,235 6,211 14,321 27,121 13,000 11,137 16,135 12,585

North Carolina A&T Nicholls State at Nevada-Reno Arkansas State (at Tacoma, Wash.)

W W W W

52-21 55-31 48-38 48-21

7,767 9,121 15,100 4,419

Catawba Florida A&M (at Jacksonville, Fla.) Middle Tennessee State at East Carolina Central Florida at Bethune-Cookman at Northeast Louisiana at Western Carolina Western Kentucky James Madison at South Carolina State

W 27-0 L 14-17 W 17-13 L 13-16 W 34-32 W 14-13 L 17-26 W 37-16 W 23-20 W 26-7 W 30-13

9,128 17,268 4,527 27,411 15,540 5,100 17,231 13,460 13,066 16,734 10,048

Maine at Appalachian State

W 31-28 L 0-19

9,440 9,229

1987 – Erk Russell

(9-4) National Quarterfinalist

Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 21 Playoffs Nov. 28 Dec. 5

(8-3)

Florida A&M (at Savannah, Ga.) at Presbyterian at Central Florida at East Carolina Liberty Baptist Bethune-Cookman (at Jacksonville, Fla.) Chattanooga Newberry Valdosta State at East Tennessee State at Middle Tennessee State

1985 – Erk Russell

(13-2) NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

(13-2) NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Playoffs Nov. 30 Dec. 7 Dec. 14 Dec. 21

Gerald Harris (35) rushed for five touchdowns against North Carolina A&T in 1986, a Georgia Southern record for rushing scores in a playoff game. Harris had a team-best 28 TDs through the regular season and Eagles’ championship run.

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1988 – Erk Russell

(12-3) National Runners-Up

Sept. 3 Newberry W 55-7 12,084 Sept. 10 Florida A&M (at Jacksonville, Fla.) W 42-14 18,556 W 13-3 8,747 Sept. 17 at Chattanooga Sept. 24 at Middle Tennessee St. L 10-26 6,800 Oct. 8 at Florida State L 10-28 59,109 Oct. 15 Northeast Louisiana W 43-11 20,228 Oct. 22 Bethune-Cookman W 38-14 16,592 W 31-17 28,682 Oct. 29 at Central Florida Nov. 5 at James Madison W 27-13 10,126 Nov. 12 Samford W 49-21 20,340 Nov. 19 South Carolina State W 53-0 17,034 Playoffs Nov. 26 The Citadel W 38-20 11,011 Dec. 3 Stephen F. Austin W 27-6 12,289 Dec. 10 Eastern Kentucky W 21-17 14,023 L 12-17 9,714 Dec. 17 Furman (at Pocatello, Idaho)

1989 - Erk Russell

(15-0)

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS Sept. 2 Valdosta State W 31-10 16,007 Sept. 9 West Georgia W 48-7 11,939 Sept. 16 Florida A&M (at Jacksonville, Fla.) W 28-0 13,481 W 26-0 16,449 Sept. 21 Middle Tennessee State Oct. 7 Savannah State W 35-14 20,507 Oct. 14 at Nicholls State W 21-13 5,286 Oct. 21 Central Florida W 31-17 19,640 Oct. 28 at Samford W 52-7 6,042 Nov. 4 at James Madison W 36-21 11,685 Nov. 11 Chattanooga W 34-13 24,078 Nov. 18 Marshall W 63-31 16,323 Playoffs Nov. 25 Villanova W 52-36 10,161 Dec. 2 Middle Tennessee State W 45-3 11,272 Dec. 9 Montana W 45-15 10,421 Dec. 16 Stephen F. Austin (at Statesboro, Ga.) W 37-34 25,725

Tim Stowers Years: 1982-1989 Record: 83-22-1 Pct.: .788

Georgia Southern University 1990 – Tim Stowers

(12-3) NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Sept. 1 (1) Valdosta State W 17-10 15,180 Sept. 8 (1) at Middle Tennessee State (4) L 13-16 15,000 Sept. 15 (6) at Florida State (3) L 6-48 62,111 Sept. 22 (9) Eastern Kentucky (3) L 34-42 17,373 Sept. 29 (17) Northeast Louisiana (15) W 33-14 16,048 Oct. 6 (14) at Marshall (11) W 17-14 17,039 Oct. 20 (12) at Central Florida W 38-17 16,258 Oct. 27 (12) Savannah State W 54-7 19,331 Nov. 3 (9) James Madison W 31-13 21,067 Nov. 10 (8) at Chattanooga W 23-20 5,710 Nov. 17 (7) Samford W 31-24 18,271 Playoffs Nov. 24 (3) The Citadel (15) W 31-0 11,881 Dec. 1 (3) Idaho (13) W 28-27 11,571 Dec. 8 (3) Central Florida (18) W 44-7 13,183 Dec. 15 (3) Nevada (4) (at Statesboro, Ga.) W 36-13 23,204

Two second-half touchdowns by Darryl Hopkins against the Wolfpack in the 1990 NCAA championship game in Statesboro gave the Eagles a comfortable 27-6 lead and secured a fourth national title.

1991 – Tim Stowers Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 16 Nov. 23

1992 – Tim Stowers Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

(7-4)

(1) at Auburn (18) (1) Savannah State (1) at Northeast Louisiana (8) at Florida A&M (7) at Eastern Kentucky (3) (15) Western Carolina (15) at James Madison (9) (15) Central Florida (14) Youngstown State Troy State Nicholls State

79,124 14,312 16,281 12,525 16,200 19,190 12,119 19,063 16,461 18,590 14,493

L 17-28 W 24-13 W 21-0 W 21-7 L 7-34 W 24-17 W 10-0 W 13-10 W 30-0 L 0-21 L 10-21

12,708 12,586 14,879 16,706 85,434 13,714 16,366 14,077 16,740 15,665 8,984

(7-4)

(14) Florida A&M Valdosta State at Furman (13) (17) Savannah State (16) at Georgia (13) (15) James Madison (12) Jacksonville State (11) Middle Tennessee State (3) (8) Mississippi College (6) Troy State (12) at Youngstown State (6)

1993 – Tim Stowers

L 17-32 W 29-6 L 13-21 W 28-21 L 6-10 W 44-6 W 24-21 W 20-6 L 17-19 W 19-12 W 40-6

(10-3)

National Quarterfinalists Southern Conference Champions Sept. 4 (11) Savannah State W 35-3 11,645 Sept. 11 (8) • The Citadel (24) W 16-6 12,921 Sept. 18 (7) • at Marshall (1) L 3-13 29,464 Sept. 25 (8) • Chattanooga W 45-0 13,771 Oct. 2 (7) at Miami (3) L 7-30 43,147 Oct. 9 (8) • Western Carolina (20) W 19-18 14,133 Oct. 16 (6) • at Appalachian State W 34-28 10,939 Oct. 23 (6) • at VMI W 57-0 5,600 Nov. 6 (3) • Furman W 31-19 17,984 Nov. 13 (3) Concord W 51-13 12,706 Nov. 20 (2) • at East Tennessee State W 31-24 4,615 Playoffs Nov. 27 (2) Eastern Kentucky (18) W 14-12 7,278 Dec. 4 (2) at Youngstown State (7) L 14-34 9,503 • Southern Conference game

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1994 – Tim Stowers Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

(6-5)

(3) at Miami (6) (9) West Georgia (21) • Marshall (1) • at Chattanooga • VMI • at Western Carolina (17) • Appalachian State (18) • East Tennessee State (25) • at Furman (24) Glenville State (24) • at The Citadel

L 0-56 L 14-15 L 13-34 W 56-20 W 49-0 L 31-35 W 34-31 W 24-23 W 31-26 W 66-13 L 15-17

54,058 12,159 14,411 7,324 13,072 10,212 12,552 15,894 12,161 13,197 18,559

• Southern Conference game

1995 – Tim Stowers

(9-4) National Quarterfinalists

Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Playoffs Nov. 25 Dec. 2

(24) South Carolina State W 27-12 13,084 (17) Middle Tennessee St. (Eagle Classic at Atlanta) W 34-26 9,529 (13) • at Marshall (4) L 7-37 19,983 (18) • Chattanooga W 35-9 13,503 (14) • Western Carolina W 42-0 11,430 (13) • at Appalachian State (2) L 17-27 8,797 (17) • The Citadel W 27-0 14,201 (13) • at East Tennessee State L 16-21 4,977 (22) • Furman W 27-20 15,305 (21) at Liberty W 7-6 3,325 (17) VMI (Oyster Bowl at Norfolk, Va.) W 31-13 18,559 (15) at Troy State (3) (15) at Montana (8)

W 24-21 L 0-45

6,000 18,518

• Southern Conference game

Frank Ellwood Year: 1996 Record: 4-7 Pct.: .364 1996 – Frank Ellwood Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16

(4-7)

(18) at South Carolina State (18) at Florida (4) (13) • Marshall (1) (23) • at Chattanooga (25) • VMI • at Western Carolina • Appalachian State (21) • at The Citadel • East Tennessee State (9) • at Furman (15) Liberty

W L L L W W L L L L W

28-14 14-62 13-29 21-23 20-17 38-28 28-35 20-35 14-17 14-21 45-14

9,526 84,963 13,977 6,324 12,041 7,678 11,074 9,427 12,611 11,616 10,959

• Southern Conference game

Paul Johnson Years: 1997-2001 Record: 62-10 Pct.: .861 1997 – Paul Johnson

Aug. 30 Valdosta State W 45-26 10,572 Sept. 6 (23) William & Mary (3) L 28-29 10,329 Sept. 20 (20) • at Wofford W 22-7 7,236 Sept. 27 (20) • Chattanooga (22) W 37-10 10,128 Oct. 4 (17) • at VMI W 49-0 5,208 Oct. 11 (11) • Western Carolina W 30-7 11,368 Oct. 18 (9) • at Appalachian State L 12-24 13,887 Oct. 25 (16) • The Citadel W 49-7 14,731 Nov. 1 (14) • at East Tennessee State (12) W 38-30 5,629 Nov. 8 (11) • Furman W 30-13 18,269 Nov. 15 (8) at South Florida W 24-23 30,470 Playoffs Nov. 29 (8) Florida A&M (10) W 52-37 10,409 Dec. 6 (8) at Delaware (3) L 7-16 11,203 • Southern Conference game

1998 – Paul Johnson

GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLE FOOTBALL

6-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

(14-1)

National Runners-Up Southern Conference Champions Sept. 5 (6) Elon W 31-17 13,233 Sept. 12 (6) Jacksonville State W 51-32 10,803 Sept. 19 (3) • Wofford W 45-10 8,649 Sept. 26 (3) • at Chattanooga W 42-25 6,574 Oct. 3 (3) • VMI W 63-7 9,687 Oct. 10 (2) • at Western Carolina W 28-21 9,671 Oct. 17 (2) • Appalachian State (3) W 37-24 20,353 W 51-34 14,222 Oct. 24 (1) • at The Citadel Oct. 31 (1) • East Tennessee State W 47-26 15,189 Nov. 7 (1) • at Furman W 45-17 10,201 Nov. 14 (1) South Florida (19) W 28-23 14,161 Playoffs Nov. 28 (1) Colgate W 49-28 7,676 Dec. 5 (1) Connecticut (8) W 52-30 9,762 Dec. 12 (1) Western Illinois (4) W 42-14 11,140 Dec. 19 (1) Massachusetts (12) (at Chattanooga, Tenn.) L 43-55 17,501 • Southern Conference game

1999 – Paul Johnson

(13-2)

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS Southern Conference Champions Sept. 4 (1) Fayetteville State W 76-0 15,876 Sept. 11 (1) • at Wofford W 55-14 8,048 Sept. 18 (1) at Oregon State L 41-48 27,031 Sept. 25 (1) • Chattanooga W 49-10 14,746 Oct. 2 (1) • at VMI W 62-0 5,967 Oct. 9 (1) • Western Carolina W 70-7 16,406 Oct. 16 (1) • at Appalachian State (11) L 16-17 19,891 W 34-17 18,536 Oct. 23 (5) • The Citadel Oct. 30 (4) • at East Tennessee State (19) W 55-6 5,953 Nov. 6 (4) • Furman (7) W 41-38 18,636 Nov. 13 (3) at Jacksonville State W 51-14 8,639 Playoffs Nov. 27 (2) Northern Arizona (17) W 72-29 7,140 Dec. 4 (2) Massachusetts (10) W 38-21 13,121 Dec. 11 (2) Illinois State (5) W 28-17 12,299 Dec. 18 (2) Youngstown State (9) (at Chattanooga, Tenn.) W 59-24 20,052 • Southern Conference game

164

(10-3)

National Quarterfinalists Southern Conference Champions


Mike Sewak Years: 2002-05 Record: 35-14 Pct.: .714 2002 – Mike Sewak

(11-3)

National Semifinalists Southern Conference Champions Aug. 29 (5) at Delaware (22) L 19-22 19,056 Sept. 7 (12) Gardner-Webb W 56-0 18,895 L 7-14 15,564 Sept. 21 (9) • Wofford Sept. 28 (18) • at Chattanooga W 38-10 8,566 (18) • VMI W 52-7 15,621 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 (18) • at Western Carolina W 41-24 7,749 Oct. 19 (13) • Appalachian State (3) W 36-20 15,146 Oct. 26 (10) • at The Citadel W 28-24 16,427 Nov. 2 (9) • East Tennessee State W 40-7 16,106 (9) • at Furman (4) W 42-21 15,794 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 (4) • Jacksonville State W 41-3 8,544 Playoffs Nov. 30 (2) Bethune-Cookman (11) W 34-0 7,395 Dec. 7 (2) Maine (7) W 31-7 6,708 Dec. 14 (2) Western Kentucky (15) L 28-31 6,573 • Southern Conference game Head Coach Paul Johnson led Georgia Southern to a 27-25 victory over topranked Montana in the 2000 National Championship game at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga to claim an unprecedented sixth national title.

2000 – Paul Johnson

(13-2)

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS Southern Conference Champions Sept. 2 (1) at Georgia (10) L 7-29 86,520 Sept. 9 (1) Johnson C. Smith W 57-12 16,684 Sept. 16 (2) • Wofford W 24-17 14,055 Sept. 23 (2) • at Chattanooga W 31-10 15,072 Sept. 30 (2) • VMI W 56-3 13,794 Oct. 7 (1) • at Western Carolina W 42-24 7,114 Oct. 14 (1) • Appalachian State (5) W 34-28 21,899 W 27-10 12,391 Oct. 21 (1) • at The Citadel Oct. 28 (1) • East Tennessee State W 42-7 17,008 Nov. 4 (1) • at Furman (11) L 10-45 15,127 Nov. 11 (6) Elon W 32-9 14,084 Playoffs Nov. 25 (5) McNeese State (16) W 42-17 5,350 Dec. 2 (5) Hofstra (12) W 48-20 7,139 Dec. 9 (5) at Delaware (2) W 27-18 15,035 Dec. 16 (5) Montana (1) (at Chattanooga, Tenn.) W 27-25 17,156 • Southern Conference game

2001 – Paul Johnson

(12-2)

National Semifinalists // Southern Conference Champions Sept. 1 (1) Savannah State W 69-6 23,167 Sept. 8 (1) Delaware (15) W 38-7 16,105 Sept. 22 (1) • Chattanooga W 70-7 14,656 Sept. 29 (1) • at VMI W 31-14 4,952 Oct. 6 (1) • Western Carolina W 50-14 17,804 W 27-18 15,331 Oct. 13 (1) • at Appalachian State (8) Oct. 20 (1) • The Citadel W 14-6 18,637 Oct. 27 (1) • at East Tennessee St. L 16-19 5,543 Nov. 3 (4) • Furman (2) W 20-10 21,593 Nov. 10 (2) • at Elon W 27-21 10,632 Nov. 24 (2) • at Wofford W 48-10 6,685 Playoffs Dec. 1 (2) Florida A&M (22) W 60-35 9,884 Dec. 8 (2) Appalachian State (8) W 38-24 9,352 Dec. 15 (2) Furman (4) L 17-24 11,827

2003 – Mike Sewak Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15

(7-4)

(2) Savannah State (2) at McNeese State (3) (6) • at Wofford (25) (16) • Chattanooga (13) Florida International (11) • Western Carolina (10) • at Appalachian State (19) • The Citadel (25) • at East Tennessee State • Furman (18) (24) • at Elon

W 35-0 L 15-34 L 14-20 W 34-3 W 37-35 W 31-25 L 21-28 L 24-28 W 34-22 W 29-24 W 37-13

19,470 17,189 9,648 18,623 10,409 15,708 13,879 15,988 4,235 14,562 2,834

• Southern Conference game

2004 – Mike Sewak

(9-3)

Southern Conference Champions Sept. 4 (10) at Georgia (4) L 28-48 92,746 Sept. 11 (10) Johnson C. Smith W 84-3 14,812 Sept. 18 (8) • Wofford (3) W 58-14 17,170 W 51-17 6,160 Sept. 25 (3) • at Chattanooga Oct. 2 (3) • Elon W 48-14 12,821 Oct. 9 (3) • at Western Carolina W 38-16 10,970 Oct. 16 (2) • Appalachian State (15) W 54-7 22,421 W 42-7 12,472 Oct. 23 (2) • at The Citadel Oct. 30 (2) South Dakota State W 63-7 17,463 (2) • at Furman (3) L 22-29 17,145 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 (6) at Florida International W 53-32 5,000 Playoffs Nov. 27 (4) New Hampshire (5) L 23-27 6,053 • Southern Conference game

• Southern Conference game

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Chris Hatcher Year: 2007-09 Record: 18-15 Pct.: .545 2007 – Chris Hatcher Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

(7-4)

West Georgia at Coastal Carolina • Chattanooga • Western Carolina South Dakota State (21) • at Elon • at Appalachian State (5) (22) • The Citadel (25) (17) • at Wofford (10) (11) • Furman (16) at Colorado State

• Southern Conference game

2008 – Chris Hatcher

On November 1, 2008, Adrian Mora kicked a 37-yard field goal with 3:42 remaining in the game to knot the score at 24 against the The Citadel. Twenty more points and a Georgia Southern record three overtimes were needed to give the Eagles a 44-41 win in Charleston. It was one of an NCAA record four overtime games for GSU during the 2008 season.

2005 – Mike Sewak

(8-4)

Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15

• Southern Conference game

Brian VanGorder Year: 2006 Record: 3-8 Pct.: .273 (3-8)

(13) Central Connecticut State (24) Coastal Carolina (19) • at Chattanooga • at Western Carolina (24) (21) North Dakota State (11) • Elon • Appalachian State (1) • at The Citadel • Wofford • at Furman (10) Central Arkansas

L 13-17 W 38-21 L 26-27 W 24-14 L 14-34 W 28-21 L 20-27 (2OT) L 21-24 L 10-28 L 10-13 L 31-34 (OT)

20,178 17,303 8,228 10,483 13,892 14,825 19,438 12,129 12,486 13,287 11,159

• Southern Conference game

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L 21-45 W 34-20 W 34-27 (OT) L 20-22 L 37-38 (OT) W 52-28 L 36-37 W 38-31 (OT) W 44-41 (3OT) L 17-27 W 17-10

92,746 18,225 17,491 17,049 17,958 5,616 20,851 8,327 11,190 17,436 10,496

W 29-26 L 6-44 W 27-3 L 14-28 W 26-21 L 12-42 W 30-20 L 16-52 L 10-31 L 22-30 W 13-6

18,118 12,354 17,633 10,189 8,490 47,000 17,357 26,215 7,730 17,922 12,611

(6-5)

(17/17) at Georgia (1) (16/16) Austin Peay (15/17) Northeastern (14/16) • Elon (18/17) (22/24) • Wofford (11/14) • at Chattanooga (25/nr) • Appalachian State (2/2) • at Western Carolina • at The Citadel • Samford • at Furman (16/14)

2009 – Chris Hatcher Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

6-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

(5-6)

Albany (N.Y.) at South Dakota State (25/21) • Western Carolina • at Elon (13/13) • at Wofford at North Carolina Chattanooga • at Appalachian State (9/8) • at Samford • Furman • The Citadel

• Southern Conference game

Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18

21,489 8,448 18,785 15,486 15,912 5,429 28,202 18,506 12,124 23,373 14,332

• Southern Conference game

Sept. 3 (6) at Northeastern W 41-38 (OT) 5,354 Sept. 10 (5) McNeese State L 20-23 20,607 L 17-21 7,362 Sept. 17 (14) • at Wofford Sept. 24 • Chattanooga W 48-10 15,330 Oct. 1 • at Elon W 49-7 9,875 Oct. 8 (21) • Western Carolina W 45-7 14,156 Oct. 15 (16) • at Appalachian State (19) L 7-24 21,486 W 49-14 17,292 Oct. 22 (24) • The Citadel Oct. 29 (19) at South Dakota State W 55-42 4,128 Nov. 5 (14) • Furman (1) W 27-24 19,808 Nov. 12 (10) Morehead State W 63-17 10,250 Playoffs Nov. 26 (6) at Texas State (4) L 35-50 10,000

2006 – Brian VanGorder

W 45-21 W 42-34 L 38-45 (OT) W 50-21 W 41-38 L 33-36 (2OT) W 38-35 W 21-17 W 38-35 L 22-24 L 34-42


Jeff Monken Years: 2010-present Record: 10-5 Pct.: .667

2010 – Jeff Monken

(10-5)

National Semifinalists Sept. 4 Savannah State W 48-3 20,430 Sept. 11 at Navy L 7-13 33,391 Sept. 18 at Coastal Carolina W 43-26 8,857 W 38-21 18,302 Sept. 25 (24/nr) • Elon (10/11) Oct. 9 (13/16) • Wofford (25/21) L 31-33 21,403 Oct. 16 (18/21) • at Chattanooga L 27-35 17,414 Oct. 23 • at The Citadel W 20-0 10,385 Oct. 30 • Samford L 13-20 15,341 Nov. 6 • Appalachian State (1/1) W 21-14 (OT) 20,073 Nov. 13 • at Western Carolina W 28-6 6,244 Nov. 20 • at Furman W 32-28 11,781 Playoffs Nov. 27 (22/20) South Carolina State (11/12) W 41-16 11,577 Dec. 4 (22/20) at William & Mary (4/4) W 31-15 8,243 Dec. 11 (22/20) at Wofford (6/7) W 23-20 11,823 Nov. 18 (22/20) at Delaware (5/5) L 10-27 10,317

KEY TO NOTATIONS

W-L-T........................Game won, lost or tied, followed by score Georgia Southern score listed first Dec. 11 (22/20) at Wofford (6/7) W 23-20 at Opponent.............Game played at opponent’s home stadium 11,823 •................................... Southern Conference game (#/#)............................. Numbers in parentheses prior to opponent name indicates the poll positions for Georgia Southern (listed as Coaches/Media) and opponent ranking listed after opponent name (location)..................... Location of contest listed after opponent name if game was played at a neutral site Attendance

SCORING VALUES

TD

Field Goal

Point After

Safety

1924-1941 6 3 1 Current 6 3 1 point for kick 2 points for run or pass

2 2

• Southern Conference game

The Georgia Southern defense held top-ranked and previously undefeated Appalachian State scoreless in the second half, then recovered a Mountaineer fumble in overtime to hold onto a 21-14 victory at Paulson Stadium in 2010. The November 6th win ended ASU’s 26-game Southern Conference win streak dating back to 2007 and helped position the Eagles for a playoff berth.

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ALL- AMERICANS

42 NICK DAVIS

Georgia Southern’s All-Americans represent more than the 75 men who have earned national recognition for their talents. These Eagles, with more than 158 All-America honors shared among them, are the first to give credit to their teammates – the others on the field who pushed them to excel, challenged them to rise above their competitors, and who helped Georgia Southern to victory. At least one individual has appeared at least one All-America list in 26 of the 29 years of the modern era of Georgia Southern Football. With honorees at every position, our All-Americans have added to the tradition of the Georgia Southern. Their efforts and dedication have built a solid foundation on which the next era of Eagle Football may be built.

98 DARREN ALFORD

1988

AP

1

WC

1

K

1

FG

99 VONCELLIES ALLEN

AP

WC

FG

SN UT

TC

1997 2 1998 1 2 1 1 1999 1 1 3 1 1

2 1

1995

KR – Camilla, Ga. FG

3

LB – Ocala, Fla. AP

1997

2

SS – Bartow, Ga. FG

HM

43 PAUL CARROLL

22 TAZ DIXON

1994

LB – Columbus, Ga. SN

1989

HM

FS – Dublin, Ga. AP

3

6 JERMAINE AUSTIN

72 JAMES CARTER

48 CHARLIE EDWARDS

FB – Darien, Ga. AP

SN

FG

2003 2 3 2004 2005 2 2 2

CSR

3 1

1986

OG – Thomaston, Ga. FG

2010

2

P – Tifton, Ga. CSN

1

44 LEE BROOKS

45 CHRIS CHAMBERS

66 MARCELO ESTRADA

1996

DT – Moultrie, Ga. SN

1998

HM

PK – Lawrenceville, Ga. SN

2

AP

3

FG

2007

HM

OL – Hinesville, Ga. SN

1

13 A.J. BRYANT

74 CHARLES CLARKE

9 TIM FOLEY

2004

DB – Bushnell, Ga. AP

3

SN CSR

3

4

2002

C – Pace, Fla. AP

1

SN

1

WC

1

FG

HM

1985 1987

PK – Miami, Ga. AP

1 3

K

SN

1

2

WC AFCA

1

1

49 RANDELL BOONE

3 DAVID COOL

4 JAYSON FOSTER

1989

SS – Uvalda, Ga. AP

2

SN

2

FG

3

1991

PK – Stone Mountain, Ga. AP

2

FG

3

SN

HM

QB/KR – Canton, Ga. AP

FG AFCA SN CSR

2006 HM 2007 1

1

1

1

96 STEVE BUSSOLETTI

28 CHRIS COVINGTON

76 DENNIS FRANKLIN

1990 1991

DE – Gainesville, Ga. AP

3 3

SN

HM 1

FG

3 2

DB – Lawrenceville, Ga. AP

2007 2008 2

SN

HM HM

1987 1988

C – Loganville, Ga. AP

1 1

K

1 1

WC

FG

94 ERIC DAVIS

51 SEAN GAINEY

2004

LB – Orangeburg, S.C. CSR

4

GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLE FOOTBALL

1998

6-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

DE – Albany, Ga. AP

3

FG

HM

SN

2

WC

1

1989

SN AFCA

1 2 1 1

43 DERRICK BUTLER

168

GTE

DT – Douglas, Ga.

85 DEXTER DAWSON

21 JAMES DICKERSON

1985

1

SN

HM

43 CHARLES CARPER

DT – Eatonton, Ga.

1993

LB – Griffin, Ga.

OG – Columbia, S.C. AP

3

FG

1

SN

1

1 1


1 NATE GATES

62 RICH McGRATH

19 RODNEY OGLESBY

2000

CB – Sarasota, Fla. AP

2

SN

3

FG

OT – Snellvile, Ga.

ESPN/SP FG

1997 2 1999

HM

CB – Swainsboro, Ga.

1988 1990 1991

3

AP

FG

HM 3 2 1 HM

K

1

WC AFCA SN

1

67 JAMIE GLOVER

38 ERIC MENG

62 RUSSELL ORR

1996

DT – Eatonton, Ga.

SN

3

1997

PK – Jupiter, Fla. FG

HM

1

1

OL – Thomasville, Ga.

2007

SN

1

8 TRACY HAM

47 JOHN MOHRING

44 FREDDY PESQUEIRA

1986

QB – High Springs, Fla. AP

1

FG

1

K

1

AFCA

1

2007

DT – Eatonton, Ga.

SN AFCA

SN

HM

AP FG 1988 HM 1989 3

DT – Acworth, Ga. AP

1999 HM 2000 2001 1 2002 1

1

FG

SN

1 1 1

2 1 1

WC AFCA

1 1

1

3 ADRIAN PETERSON

1999

LB – Nahunta, Ga.

4 EARTHWIND MORELAND

42 DARRELL HENDRIX

FG

2005 3 3 2006

45 JESSE HARTLEY

LB – Naples, Fla.

CB – Atlanta, Ga. AP

3

FG

3

SN

FB – Alachua, Fla.

1998 1999 2000 2001

3

AP AFCA SN WC FG TC ESPN/U AAFF

1 1 1 2 1 1 1

1 1 1 2

1 1 1 1

3 1 1 1 1 3

40 DARYL MORRELL

91 EUGENE PHILLIPS

1999

1998

LB – Mablelton, Ga. AP

3

DT – Columbus, Ga. AP FG 3 2

10 GREG HILL

71 CHAD MOTTE

62 VANCE PIKE

OT – Warner Robins, Ga.

AFCA K

1998 1999

QB – Sarasota, Fla. FG

HM HM

SN

2004 2005

3

49 RONALD JOHNSON

1992

DE – Hinesville, Ga. SN

HM

OG – Arab, Ga. AP

2 1

SN CSR WC

1 1

2 1

1

1985

1

1

57 BRETT MOORE

21 LAVAR RAINEY

2010

OG – Warner Robins, Ga. AP

CB – Fort Gordon, Ga.

2000

3

FG

HM

1 COREY JOYNER

45 ADRIAN MORA

9 J.R. REVERE

1998

SB – Albany, Ga.

FG

HM

2010

PK – Dalton, Ga. AP

3

PS

4

QB – LaGrange, Ga.

2001

FG

HM

99 ALEX MASH

58 CHAD NIGHBERT

36 JOE ROSS

AP FG K 1987 3 1989 1 2 1 1990 3

DT – Thomasville, Ga. AP

1992 1993 1

SN

FG

HM 1 1

K AFCA WC

1 1

1 1

1

1997

LB – Frankfurt, Germany FG

HM

1

FB – Augusta, Ga. SN AFCA 1 HM

1

58 FLINT MATTHEWS

59 REX NOTTAGE

5 RODERICK RUSSELL

1997

1987

LB – Lincolnton, Ga. AP

1

1992

OT – Coral Springs, Fla. SN

HM

GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLE FOOTBALL

FB – Oplika, Ala. AP FG 3 1

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169


66 BRENT RUSSELL

97 EDWARD THOMAS

10 CHAZ WILLIAMS

2002

DL – Madison, Ga. AP

WC

PS

SN CSN

GTE FG

QB – Apopka, Fla. AP FG 2 HM

2009 FOY* 2010 1 1 1 2

1995 2 1996

34 LARON SCOTT

2 KIWAUKEE THOMAS

68 MARK WILLIAMS

2010

CB – Warner Robins, Ga. AP

3

PS

4

1999

1

CB – Perry, Ga. FG

HM

1998 1999

OG – Albany, Ga. AP

1 1

FG

1 1

SN

1 1

WC ESPN/USA TC

1 1 1

95 GIFF SMITH

5 ARKEE THOMPSON

59 MATT WINSLETTE

1988 1989 1990

DE – Mableton, Ga. AP

HM 1 1

FG

2 2 1

WC

FS – Savannah, Ga. AP

SN ESPN/USA TC

1998 1 1 2 1999

1

3

1998

C – Greensboro, Ga. SN

1

AP

2

56 FRANKLIN STEPHENS

73 ALBERT TURNER

18 DAVID YOUNG

1993 1994

C – Keysville, Ga. AP

K

3 1 3

SN AFCA

2 3

1 1

14 ROB STOCKTON

1995

DB – Clayton, Ga. GTE

1

2004

OT – Rydal, Ga. SN

2

AP CSR

3

4

1

2008

HM

1987

OT – Eastman, Ga. AP

HM

47 D.T. TANNER

4 KEVIN WHITLEY

1991

1997

LB – Atlanta, Ga. FG

HM

KEY TO ALL-AMERICA TEAMS

AAFF..................All-American Football Foundation AFCA..................American Football Coaches Association AP.......................Associated Press CSN....................College Sporting News CSR....................CollegeSportsReport.com ESPN/SP...........ESPN/SportsTicker ESPN/USA.........ESPN/USA Today FG .....................Don Hansen’s Football Gazette (through 2009) GTE....................GTE/CoSIDA Academic K.........................Kodak SN......................Sports Network TC......................Teamlink.com WC.....................Walter Camp 1.........................First Team 2.........................Second Team 3.........................Third Team HM......................Honorable Mention

GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLE FOOTBALL

AP

SN

3

3

SN

1989

FG

HM HM

DE – Mays Landing, N.J.

AP

2001 2001

SS – Columbia, S.C.

1 JAMES YOUNG

57 RONALD WARNOCK

OT – Vidalia, Ga.

52 DAKOTA WALKER

69 FRED STOKES

170

LB – Atlanta, Ga.

6-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

CB – Decatur, Ga. FG HM

2004

DB – Tampa, Fla. CSR

HM

1


ALL-SOCON SELECTIONS FIRST TEAM (Coaches) Voncellies Allen, 1997, 1998, 1999...... NT Jermaine Austin, 2003, 2004, 2005...... FB Miguel Ayoub, 1993............................. OG Larry Beard, 2007.................................DE Derrick Butler, 2003, 2004.................... LB Paul Carroll, 1994................................. LB Chris Chambers, 1998......................... PK Charles Clarke, 2002.............................. C Chris Covington, 2008.......................... LB Dexter Dawson, 1995...........................RS Jonathan Dudley, 2004......................... PK Charlie Edwards, 2010..........................P Isaac Ferrell, 1994............................... OG Jayson Foster, 2006 (WR), 2007..........QB Nate Gates, 2000.................................CB Eric Hadley, 2004................................. DL Reed Haley, 1993................................. PK Greg Hill, 1998, 1999...........................QB Dan Jordan, 2004....................................P Alex Mash, 1993................................... DT Terence McBride, 2004, 2005..............DB Rich McGrath, 1997, 1999...................OT Eric Meng, 1997................................... PK John Mohring, 2005, 2006.................... LB Brett Moore, 2010...............................OT Earthwind Moreland, 1998, 1999.........CB Daryl Morrell, 1998............................... LB Chad Motte, 2004, 2005...................... OG Russell Orr, 2007..................................OT Freddy Pesqueira, 2000, 2001, 2002... DT Adrian Peterson, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001.FB Eugene Phillips, 1999........................... DT J.R. Revere, 2001................................QB Brent Russell, 2009, 2010.................. DL Roderick Russell, 1997........................ FB Joe Scott, 2002.................................... LB Laron Scott, 2010........................CB, RS Franklin Stephens, 1994........................ C D.T. Tanner, 1997................................. LB Charrod Taylor, 2006............................ DL Edward Thomas, 1996.........................DE Kiwaukee Thomas, 1999......................CB Arkee Thompson, 1998........................ FS Albert Turner, 2004...............................OT Dakota Walker, 2008............................DE Brancis Williams, 1995.........................DB Chaz Williams, 2002.............................QB Mark Williams, 1997, 1998, 1999........ OG Matt Winslette, 1998............................... C David Young, 2001, 2002..................... SS James Young, 2004.............................. FS

FIRST TEAM (Media) Voncellies Allen, 1998, 1999................ NT Jermaine Austin, 2002, 2003, 2005...... FB Miguel Ayoub, 1993............................. OG Lewis Barr, 2003...................................RS Larry Beard, 2007.................................DE Derrick Butler, 2004.............................. LB A.J. Bryant, 2004.................................. FS Chris Chambers, 1998......................... PK Charles Clarke, 2002.............................. C Chris Covington, 2007 (DB), 2008....... LB Eric Davis, 1998...................................DE

Dexter Dawson, 1995...........................RS Charlie Edwards, 2010..........................P Jayson Foster, 2006 (RS), 2007...........QB Nate Gates, 2000.................................CB Eric Hadley, 2004................................. DL Greg Hill, 1998, 1999...........................QB Dan Jordan, 2004....................................P Corey Joyner, 1998..............................RS Alex Mash, 1993................................... DT Terence McBride, 2005........................DB James McCoy, 2002.............................OT Rich McGrath, 1997, 1998, 1999.........OT Eric Meng, 1997................................... PK John Mohring, 2005, 2006.................... LB Earthwind Moreland, 1999...................CB Chad Motte, 2004, 2005...................... OG Chad Nighbert, 1997............................ LB Russell Orr, 2007..................................OT Freddy Pesqueira, 2000,2001,2002..... DT Adrian Peterson, 1998,1999,2000,2001...FB Eugene Phillips, 1999........................... DT Lavar Rainey, 2000...............................CB J.R. Revere, 2001................................QB Brent Russell, 2009, 2010.................. DL Roderick Russell, 1997........................ FB Joe Scott, 2002.................................... LB Laron Scott, 2010........................CB, RS Charrod Taylor, 2006............................ DL Arkee Thompson, 1998, 1999.............. FS Albert Turner, 2004...............................OT Dakota Walker, 2008............................DE Anthony J. Williams, 2002....................RS Chaz Williams, 2002.............................QB Mark Williams, 1997, 1998 ,1999........ OG Matt Winslette, 1998............................... C David Young, 2001, 2002..................... SS James Young, 2004.............................. FS

SECOND TEAM (Coaches) Raja Andrews, 2008............................WR Jermaine Austin, 2002.......................... FB Lewis Barr, 2003...................................RS Marco Bradham, 1994, 1995................DB Grant Chesnut, 1998............................OT Chris Covington, 2007..........................DB Teddy Craft, 2004, 2005................RS/WR Scott Davis, 1994................................. LB Eric Davis, 1997, 1998.........................DE Darius Dawson, 1993........................... LB Dexter Dawson, 1993...........................RS Marcelo Estrada, 2007........................ OG Jayson Foster, 2006.............................RS Jamie Glover, 1995, 1996................... OG Benjy Harris, 1998................................DE Jesse Hartley, 2007.............................. PK Dio Herrera, 2008................................ OG Brandon Jackson, 2006........................DB Jamar Jones, 2001...............................DE Josh Jones, 2001................................ OG Corey Joyner, 1998.............................. SB DeShawn Jude, 2004........................... DL Robert LeBlanc, 2001........................... DT Lamar Lewis, 2007...............................RB James McCoy, 2001, 2002...................OT

Rich McGrath, 1998.............................OT Eric McIntire, 2004............................... DL John Mohring, 2004.............................. LB Adrian Mora, 2008................................ PK Stacy Moses, 1995...............................OT Tariq Muhammad, 2004........................DB Jason Neese, 1999 ,2000.................... LB Chad Nighbert, 1997............................ LB Freddy Pesqueira, 1999....................... DT Lavar Rainey, 2000...............................CB Josh Rowe, 2010................................ LB Brent Russell, 2009............................ DL Roderick Russell, 1996........................ FB Travlis Sims, 2004............................... OG Franklin Stephens, 1993..................... OG Rob Stockton, 1995..............................DB Damon Suggs, 2007............................. DL Charrod Taylor, 2005............................ DL Edward Thomas, 1995.........................DE Arkee Thompson, 1999........................ FS Roderick Tinsley, 2010....................... DT Zzream Walden, 2002.......................... SB Lance Wayne, 2004, 2006...................... C Anthony D. Williams, 1997................... DT Anthony J. Williams, 2002....................RS Brad Williams, 2007.............................OT Chaz Williams, 2004.............................QB Kenny Worob, 1997.................................P Markeith Wylie, 2009............................ DL James Young, 2001, 2002.................... FS Michael Youngblood, 2001................... LB

SECOND TEAM (Media) Voncellies Allen, 1997.......................... DT Raja Andrews, 2008............................WR Jermaine Austin, 2004.......................... FB Marco Bradham, 1994, 1995................DB Derrick Butler, 2003.............................. LB Paul Carroll, 1994................................. LB Chris Chambers, 1999......................... PK Grant Chesnut, 1998............................OT Teddy Craft, 2004.................................RS Eric Davis, 1997...................................DE Darius Dawson, 1993........................... LB Dexter Dawson, 1993...........................RS Jonathan Dudley, 2004......................... PK Marcelo Estrada, 2007........................ OG Isaac Ferrell, 1994............................... OG Jamie Glover, 1995, 1996................... OG Eric Hadley, 2003................................. DT Benjy Harris, 1998................................DE Jesse Hartley, 2007.............................. PK Sean Holland, 2003.............................. PK Brandon Jackson, 2006........................DB Josh Jones, 2001................................ OG Corey Joyner, 1998.............................. SB James McCoy, 2001.............................OT Brett Moore, 2010...............................O T Adrian Mora, 2008................................ PK Earthwind Moreland, 1998...................CB Michael Morris, 1994............................ DT Jason Neese, 1999, 2000.................... LB Roderick Russell, 1996........................ FB Joe Scott, 2001.................................... LB Franklin Stephens, 1993..................... OG Charrod Taylor, 2005............................ DL Edward Thomas, 1996.........................DE Kiwaukee Thomas, 1999......................CB Roderick Tinsley, 2010....................... D T Lance Wayne, 2005................................ C Chaz Williams, 2004.............................QB James Williams, 1993.......................... FB Brancis Williams, 1995.........................DB Kenny Worob, 1997.................................P

GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLE FOOTBALL

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM Patrick Barker, 2009............................WR Robert Brown, 2010.............................RB Dorian Byrd, 2010................................OT Dion Dubose, 2008............................... LB Charlie Edwards, 2008............................P Darius Eubanks, 2009..........................DB Josh Gebhardt, 2010............................DE Derek Heyden, 2008............................DB Adrian Mora, 2008............................... PK Brent Russell, 2009.............................. DL J.B. Shippy, 2008.................................. LB K.R. Snipes, 2008................................DB Adam Urbano, 2008.............................RB Jamere Valentine, 2009.......................WR

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Coaches

Adrian Peterson, 1998 Greg Hill, 1999 Adrian Peterson, 2001 Chaz Williams, 2002 Jermaine Austin, 2003 Jayson Foster, 2007

Media

Adrian Peterson, 1998 Greg Hill, 1999 Chaz Williams, 2002 Jermaine Austin, 2003 Jayson Foster, 2007

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Coaches

Alex Mash, 1993 Freddy Pesqueira, 2001

Media

Alex Mash, 1993 Chris Covington, 2008

COACH OF THE YEAR Coaches

Tim Stowers, 1993 Paul Johnson, 1997, 1998 Mike Sewak, 2004

Media

Tim Stowers, 1993 Paul Johnson, 1997, 1998

JACOBS BLOCKING TROPHY (Outstanding Off. Lineman) Franklin Stephens, 1994 Mark Williams, 1997, 1998 Charles Clarke, 2002

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Coaches

Kenny Robinson, 1994 Adrian Peterson, 1998 Jermaine Austin, 2002 Jayson Foster, 2004 Dedrick Bynam, 2005

Media

Kenny Robinson, 1994 Adrian Peterson, 1998 Jermaine Austin, 2002 Dedrick Bynam, 2005

6-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

171


MODERN ERA ROSTER NUMBERS 1

Damon Wickham Monty Sharpe Donnie Suber Darren Willis Corey Joyner Nate Gates James Young Rico Zackery E.J. Webb

Foskey 2 Wendell Doug Miolen

Carl McWhorter Terry Harvin Tim Mickens Brancis Williams Recio Tutt Kiwaukee Thomas Willie Johnson Lewis Barr Brandon Jackson A.J. McCray

Barker 3 Brit Nay Young

David Cool Brian Labella Bill Thatcher Cossie Harvey Adrian Peterson (retired)

9

5

6

Jim Whitfield David Simmons David Hodge Albert Huntley Darius Dawson Roderick Russell Arkee Thompson Derrick Owens Melvin Greer Chris Teal Robert Brown Alvin Wright Kevin Crandell Scott Vonier Don Norton Henry Parrish Eric Smith Carl Small Teddy Cummings Aundra Robinson Jermaine Austin Lamar Lewis Samair Baker Adam Urbano

Barras 7 David Peter Krause

John Mitchell Ken Burnette Jerry Ellenburg Charles Bostick Chris Johnson Steve Steele Henry Chubb Antonio Henton Darreion Robinson

8 Tracy Ham (retired) 172

16

Lomastro 10 Steven Thomas Porter Mark Giles Clinton Gregory Kenny Robinson Grady Blanchard Greg Hill Chaz Williams Dawayne Grace Quentin Taylor Josh Rowe

Raymond Gross Danny Britt Tobias Steverson Edmund Coley David Willingham Chris Burnette Tavaris Williams Ezayi Youyoute

Vincent Powers Machon Simms Brannon Rice Jermaine Jackson Kenny Robinson Zzream Walden Melvin Cox Jason Hawkins Dedrick Bynam Lennie Richardson Billy Greer

13

14

Kenny Bullock Mike Dowis Donald Wheeler Ron Washington Andre Weathers A.J Bryant Jonathan Dudley Billy Lowe Darius Eubanks Warnell Anthony Brant West Vernon Bryant Fred Cuthbertson Brian Riggins Clint Avret Rob Stockton Trey Sheppard John Davis Nate Gates Trey Hunter Travis Clark Lee Chapple Jaybo Shaw

Wintons 15 Milton Trey Herold

Giff Smith Raymond Gross Gene Scott Alton Hitson Brandon Smith Derrick Owens Verge Williams Darius Smiley Jadwin Bignon Leander Barney Jerick McKinnon

GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLE FOOTBALL

23

Robert Terrell Shawn Austin Chris Wilson David Young Wes Turner Michael McIntosh Lavelle Westbrooks

19

20

Warnell Anthony Rodney Oglesby Marco Bradham Cherard Freeman P.J. Cantrell Tim Camp J.J. Wilcox Patrick Beaman Kenny Butler Tim Wilkerson Brandon Rozzelle Hal Carter Jr. Dante Harrow Hakim Ford Kevin Anderson Chris Williams Chris Dickerson Chris Rogers Nico Hickey

Karl Miller Rob Stockton Carlos Parker James Banks Jesse McMillan Sam King Ken Middleton Carson Hill

Rogers 25 Steve Steve Armstrong Bruce Holbrook Scott Vonier Darryl Hopkins Terry Lester Cordell Benton Dion Stokes Justin Brown J.T. Nash Terence Hall Calvin West

Durham 26 Danny Alonzo McGhee

Sandy Mincey Charlie Burt Derrick Treadwell Adam Focht Datwan Byers Danny Stripling Donte Hunter Aaron Whitaker Marquice Maynard Zeke Rozier

Davis 27 Mark Eric Hutchinson

Hermon Barron Brad Almon Brad Tarpley Eric Thigpen Anthony Austin Chris Blount JaBre Scott Renard Montford Mike Hamilton Marc Thomas

Natson 21 Tony Scott Lokey

Tony Belser Jason Whitehead Chris Wright DaTwan Byers James Dickerson Lavar Rainey Dion Stokes Raja Andrews Hudson Presume

Melvin Bell Bob Cooper Erick Cooper Vincent Johnson Willando Ficklin Chris Nichols Dontrell Hardnett Adam Focht Christopher Malone Dreck Cooper Tariq Muhammad Ronnie Wiggins Jonathan Bryant

Cumiskey 24 John Milton Gore

Baker 18 Robert Chris Aiken

Perry 12 Ricky Ernest Thompson

McLeonard Baul Shafton Fraley Eric Meng Ryan Hadden Michael Thompson Chris Rogers Kyle Collins Russell DeMasi

David Shields Kenny Brown Calvin Robinson David Sanders Chance Ward Ryran Traylor Clinton Gregory Christopher Wade Nick Kearns A.K. Keyes Fernando Phillips Lionel McGriff Nick Bass Russell DeMasi Deonté Watkins

Johnston 17 Gip Leonard Robinson

Allen 11 Rob Oliver Davis

Griffin 4 Randy Pat Parker

Kevin Whitley Joe Dupree Greg Crane Earthwind Moreland Johnathan Woodham Jeremy Majors Jayson Foster Derek Heyden

Pat Douglas Tim Foley Rupert Leary Derrick McGrady Derrick Austin J.R. Revere Rico Zackery Darius Smiley Brandon Echols Darrell Pasco Jawaun Luckey

Rossignol 28 Hugo Michael West

Sease 22 Gene Darrell Hagan

Ken Hicks Taz Dixon Steve Payne Andrae Rogers Zzream Walden Roger King Terrione Benefield Darries Robinson

6-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Maurice Reid Ronnie Stalnaker Mike Ballisty T.J. Anderson Chris Covington Jamere Valentine Hunter Baldwin

Harris 29 Ricky Lee Smith

Herman Gray Jonathan Richardson Kiwaukee Thomas Derrick Owens Devin Danridge Chris Riffey Anthony Blaine Robert Roulhac Darell Norman Chris Burnette

Carter 30 Mike Nate Young

Terry Young Paul Sikkelee Tony Grant Travis Taylor Johnny Burdette Lavar Rainey Mike Stewart Jason Wells Vicarro Mills Phillip Edwards K.R. Snipes

31

Chris Edwards Rodney Renfroe Jerome King Tim Townsend Chad Holmes Jason Neese Brandon Andrews Lynon Jefferson Lamar Brown

Seamens 32 Mike Garry Miller

Scott Mason Reggie Sullivan Marlow Warthen Demetrius Flournoy Adrian Peterson Tom LaRocco Brad Mercier Terence McBride Sean Gray Stephen Cantrell Brandon Nolley

Coen 33 John Ben Holt

Stan McDonald Daryl Dickerson Richard Whiten LaRon Gordon Reed Haley Josh Smithers Aaron Whitaker Ronnie Abrams Bryce Carter Daniel Jordan David Arnold Dion DuBose

Tippett 36 Tim Brad Brown

Joe Ross James Williams Bennie Cunningham Kevin Davis Joe Turner Wynton Yates Brett Layson

Stewart 37 Pat Everett Sharpe

Calvin Robinson David Hatfield Jerome Calvert Hughie Hunt Michael Jones Derrick Williams Shannon Higdon Cameron Draughorne Chris Collier Nico Hickey Jordan Walker Carlos Cave

McCray 38 Steve Paul Sikkellee

Eugene Hayes Jeromy Joe Williams Tony Allen Dion Cohen Eric Meng Mark Myers Phillip Mouzon Devron Jefferson Jermaine Murphy Derek Heyden Kyle Oehlbeck

Johnson 39 Jeff Jeff Banks

Kevin Geter Chip McGinley Rick Seamen Vernon Loree Demond Brown Kenny Worob Terry Owens Benjie Shirah Lance Turner Jason Hawkins Evan Mattingly

Whitton 40 Rob Greg Foster

Eric Eberly Scott Glass Kevin Nail Roderick Russell Zach Powell Daryl Morrell Scott Shelton Bo Galvin J.B. Shippy Michael Butler

Bremer Hayes 34 Joe 41 Nathaniel Robert Underwood Clint Harper Eugene Hayes Rufus Mazyck George Malvestuto Terry Smith Willie Ellington Audrell Grace Mark Myers Brandon Andrews Dusty Reddick Adam Urbano Laron Scott

Harris 35 Gerald Lester Efford

Tyrone Stephens Jevon Sullivan Eddie Brown Mike Stewart Chris Brown De Robinson Tim Gehrsitz Brandon Echols Darrian Felton Lee Banks

Wesley Lee Brannon Rice Don Hudson Brandt Anton Derrick Carter Buddy Hogans Michael Youngblood Eric White Marcus Suaava Matt Covington Lee Banks John Stevenson

Gilstrap 42 Thomas Steve Anderson

Tate 43 Michael Charles Carper

Darrell Hendrix Billy Thatcher Shane Brinson Paul Carroll Basail Mack Derrick Butler Ri’Chard Davis Christian Jordan

Holt 44 Ben Kevin Hutchinson

Darryl Riggins Chip Harper Shane Maxwell David Council Lee Brooks Benjy Harris Freddy Pesqueira T.J. Watkins Tavaris Williams Tobi Akinniranye

Lokey 45 Scott Nate Hayes

Alfred Wooten Guy Ball Robin Brooks Kevin Johns Keith Ray Leonard Christian Anthony Battle Chris Smith Chris Chambers DeShawn Jude Tavares Kearney Jesse Hartley Adrian Mora

More 46 Kenny Tyrone Hull

Stan McDonald Clinton Avret Darius Dawson Dexster Perkins Michael LeBlanc John Peacock Remargo Yancie James Burchett Marcus Cade Erskine Jude Harland Bower Anthony Jones Brett Moore Brent Thomas

Bortles 47 Robby Dante Wright

Ron Lucas John Shuman Nick Davis Kobi Reynolds D.T. Tanner Michael Ward John Mohring Harland Bower

McDevitt 48 Patrick Frankie Johnson

Melvin McBride Dominic Turner Lavar Rainey Dante Harrow Jimmy McCullough Larry Long Patrick Bolen Charlie Edwards

McFarlin 49 Roger Zach Wood

Darren Alford Randell Boone Ronald Johnson Artie Ulmer Derrick Clay Brad Johnson Derek Adams Mike Alves Jarrell Crawford Brandon Lane

Jimmy Taylor Jim Mutimer Nick Davis Trent Randall Cloise Williams Chris O’Neil T.J. Rutledge Tim Gehrsitz T.J. Rutledge Wes Turner Charlie Edwards Brent Gordon Boyd Sasser (Players listed in chronological order and must have appeared in at least one game)


Raye 50 Tommy Beau Brown

Larry Boone Sammy Twiggs Rusty Parrish Larry Rogers Jarrod Bray Tyrie Williams Parker Webb Hunter James Justin Callaway

LaSalle 51 Scott Sean Gainey

Scott Chafin Ced Thornton Robert LeBlanc Ryan Hall Kevin Heard James Burchett Shun Williams Fred Bussey William Maxwell

Warnock 57 Ronald Darrell Hendrix

Rusty Parrish Tom Gramiak Matt Thornton Charlie Burt Jonathan Franklin Derrick Nobles Mike Clarke Reginald Thomas Carter Jones Brett Moore

58

Hargrove 52 Ricky Brad Bernard

Bill Breda Joey Cushing Cortez Robinson Brad Bird Jason Earwood Dakota Walker Javon Mention

Cravey 59 Jay Shane Parson

Mike Wagner Rex Nottage Dale Teasley Travis Barber Matt Winslette Justin Godsey James Bouie Michael Spaulding

Thornton 53 Robert Jim Dye

Jay Marshall Bill Breda Donald Wheeler Monty Strickland Michael LeBlanc Brain Sellers Brain Lovett Jake Lord Sid Wildes Whit Clifford Josh Schuyler David Lewis Marcus Duvall

54

Jeff Smith Brad Morris Buddy Beauchamp Gene Porter Rod Eichler David Pack Kevin Morse Wayne Shivers Matt Thornton Robert Wilson Winston Hardison Dusty Reddick Cory Clemons Dion DuBose Chris Rogers

Kerfoot 55 Jimmy Brad Morris

Trey Smith Dave Geros Scotty Davis Anthony Williams Brennan Hay Darryl Roundtree J.C. Randall Andrew Huffingham Larry Beard

56

Randy Benson Stan Stipe Bart Hughes Michael Berry Franklin Stephens Jr. Kinte Morgan Maurice Hicks Joe Scott Lance Watkins Evan Mattingly Matt Rucker Brent Thomas Willie Burden

Tim Sazama Randal Coleman Robert Lee Flint Matthews Shawn Haralson David Rocco Chad Nighbert Corey Middlebrooks Lucas Smith DeMarcus Rogers Victor Sandi David Morris Justin Krueger

60

61

Larry West Jeff Evans Brain Broughton Curtis Gordon Robert Hadley Dietrich Everette Tim Vicchrilli Casey Wingard Brad Chahoy Chris Gray Donnie Allen Chris Meyer Paul Carroll Charlie Burt Brant Hayes Sean Norris Robert Wilson Lee Corbin James McCoy Jeff Wilson Tyler Kucera Jonathan Loving Ryan Byrne

Beauchamp Carter 64 Buddy 72 Ronnie Tom Ciarletta James Carter Alex Armstrong Jeff Douthit John Lovett James Baker Jermaine Howard Grant Chesnut Brain Young Charlie Hopkins Drew Glenn Adrian Mora Luke Cherry

65

Frank Stephens Naymon Culbreth Marvin James Travis Hames Marcelo Estrada Brent Russell

74

Matt Beasley Jamie Glover Bubba Brantley Lance Wayne Antonio Solomon Joe Behrmann Bryant Meeks

Lamar 68 John Chris Chandler

Paul Robert Tim Durden Tracy Sykes Todd Bates Greg Melville Mark Williams Justin Wright Jesse Suarez Paul Gourdeau

Stokes 69 Fred Wilborn Ethridge

Miguel Ayoub Roy Clayton Hunter Chadwick Chad McDonald Mike Alves Nate Rossi Dane Jensen Trey Dunmon

70

Mark Wesley Joel Jackson Brooks Dalrymple Hal Radford Isaac Ferrell Tom Jiles Eric McIntire Cole Fountain

Gorsuch 71 Jeff Cy Johnson

Joe Crenshaw Drew Lovell Randy Braddy Kendrick Maxwell Grant Chesnut Brian Scott Josh Jones Chad Motte Dorian Byrd

Gib Hastings Tim Adams Maurice Barron Brian Broughton Danny Simmons D.A. Pope Jason Powell Michael Anderson Clint Barbour Albert Turner Ricory Green Daniel Few Mike Olden Charles Cochran Brent Bass Mark Margiotta Chris Liesendahl Steve Dill Charles Clarke Pierce Gibony Damon Suggs

Jackson 75 Ronnie George Mackey

Charles Cochran Curtis Kimbrell Anthony Williams Jason Mitchell Anthony Scott Josh Jones Eric Selbach Brad Williams Garrett Smith

Jenkins 67 Jessie Charlie Waller

Ward 63 Patrick Theoriea Ward

James Tyler John Wilson Justin Phillips Robert Moore Shane Scott Josh Baggs Chad McDonald Brandon Boate Dallas Horne Kevin Thomas Travlis Sims Brandavious Mann

73

Lee 66 Jeff George Jones

Pike 62 Vance Webb Smith

Rodd Watters Danny Kirkland Jarrod Satterfield Jeff McPahil Paul Battista Rich McGrath Nick Heuman Russell Orr Zach Lonas

Elijah Bowles Cliff Van Dorn Edward Eaves Bubba Williams Russ Rourk Reggie Williams Stewart Dixon Tony Butler Taylor Wheelis Reggie Cordy Sean Gray Dio Herrera Jared Flowers

Danny Smith Dan Jenkins Chris Culton Bob Bellingrath Hardy Gray Will Lord Matt Wade Lewis Brooks

Diebolt 76 Doug Dennis Franklin Chris Arnault Raul Dam Ty Babcock Clint Barbour Jason McLeod Josh Barker

77

John Richardson Lonnie Bradley Shannon Maxwell Michael Morris Stacey Moses Al Watts Stephan Stanley Paul Collins Pierce Giboney Blake DeBartola

Fineran 78 Daryl Henry Haynes

Tony Smith Mike McClure Blake Swicord Travis Burkett Craig Gentry Matthew Burgess Jarmarcus Johnson Josh Petkovich

Jones 79 Eddie Scott McCarl

Patrick Parr Troy Donahue Tony Byers Chris Miller Ezekiel Roberts Tyrie Williams Leonard Daggett Matt McCown Adam Scott

Little 80 Delano Deryl Belser

Foots 87 Henry Bart Schuchts

81

88

Steve Jaramillo Will Roberts Josh Weekly Kevin Patterson Carl Kearney Tripp Russell Ryan Kelly Irving Campbell Darrian Felton Jonathan Bryant Kentrellis Showers Truman Anderson Steve Caldwell Julian Johnson Shawn Campbell Jeff Jardine Cliff Willis Jermaine Jackson Alfonza Harris Earthwind Moreland Ashley Morgan Anthony Williams Johnny Los Hal Scarborough Chase DeCarlo Marcus Russ Mitch Williford

Rusty Shelton Tyrone Hull John Stynchula Davy Reynolds Dan Jenkins Shannon Shook Rob Bironas Andrew Dornhecker Jonathan Dudley Charlie Giacomarro Andrew Power

89

Sharpe 82 Monte Greg Bowen

Ross Surrency Tony Vaccaro Alex Brown Vince Hayes Anthony Hayes Tristram Belser Demond Brown Carl Rogers Sean Holland Osmond Brinson Joe Haynie Nick Kyles Miguel Gilmore

90

Vakoc 83 Mike Kent Klaudt

Danta Wright Chance Ward Tony Rucker Kregg Richardson Josh Toddings Dedric Parham Taqua Thrasher David Stewart Richard Murphey Garryon Taylor Martin Weatherby

Bob Black Allen Greer Freddy Summers Jeff Banks Patrick Parr Vincent Norris Derrick Johnson Ronald Sloan Matt Williams Gino Tutera Victor Cabral Jerry Barker Markeith Wylie Josh Gebhardt

Craig Walker Miguel Ayoub Pat Hayes Michael Morris Eugene Phillips Carlton Oglesby Charrod Taylor Kerry Bonds

Cain 92 Jerry Terry Woodard

Jay Wright Jack Harris Jay Murchison Raphael Irving Jeff McPhail Robert Wilson Adrian Cunningham Dallas Horne Charrod Taylor Brian Kranz Austin Watts John Douglas

Spurgeon 85 Kevin David Hodge

D.F. Allen George Malvestuto Dexter Dawson Titus Johnson A.J. Bryant Teddy Craft Nico Hickey Brian Wilcher

Jim Dye Darren Chandler Chuck McClurg Casey Johnson Derrick Reeves Colby Brown Nathan Corbitt Jeff Coefield Dan Jordan Michael Veal Carter Jones

Woodard 91 Terrence Mark Defoor

Stokes 84 Fred Ross Worsham

Terrance Findley Bill Thatcher Gregg Thomas Maurice Bing Josh Weekly Eric Irby Patrick Bolen Chris Ashkouti Demarcus Watts Patrick Barker

Scott Conner Mike Mears Lonnie Bradley Rusty Shelton Terrance Sorrell Reggie Garland Robert LeBlanc Shaheen Solomon Brandon Lee Williams Tyler Sumner

Barron 94 Maurice Sammy Twiggs

Darren Alford Tim Brown Jerry Hill Roy Clayton Eric Davis Eric Lynn Jack Sherman Jerome Pelham Roderick Tinsley

Evans 95 Jeff Roger Morgan

Kelley Dawson Giff Smith Terrance Odoms Walter Flowers Tavaris Waller Ted Goloboski Robert Locke Joey Tuttle Willie Burden

Sanders 96 Steve Charlie Waller

James Carter Steve Bussoletti Brian Pressnall Patrick Almond Devin Johnson Matt Rio Casey Wingard James Arowoselu Blake Riley

Barry 97 Todd Barry Jones

Bart Hughes Nick Dereszynski Virgil Herrington Edward Thomas Jamar Jones Thevenn Harris Matt Wise Neil Harrell

Evans 98 Gerald Tim Brown

Darren Alford Shawn Haralson Roderick Christopher Ron Logan Gary Stanley Eric Hadley Branden Daniel Brandon Lee Williams Brandon Lampkin Zach York

Williams 99 Sammy James Carter

Troy Donahue Alex Mash Thomas Plant Voncellies Allen Shannon Williams Damon Suggs Terico Agnew

Williams 93 Greg Tony Vaccarro

Sharpe 86 John Rob Whitton

Bob Chandler Jason Whitehead Doug Morgan Kris Joyner Anthony Austin Chevelle Simmons Jarrod Bray Kevin Anderson Reggie McCutchen Steve Cundari

GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLE FOOTBALL

Matt Spalding Corey Clark Randy Pitts Kofi Broadnax James Gjone Brian Wilson Elliott Rogers DeMarcus Rogers Seth Brownlee Dane Jensen Charwel Brown

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173


MODERN ERA LETTERMEN Tim Brown

A

Abrams, Ronnie................................... 2002 Adam, Tim........................................... 1984 Adams, Derek...................................... 2001 Agnew, Terico..................................... 2010 Aiken, Chris................................... 1985, 86 Akinniranye, Tobi............................ 2009, 10 Alford, Darren................................ 1987, 88 Allen, Donnie F.................. 1986, 87, 88, 89 Allen, Donnie L.................. 1983, 84, 85, 86 Allen, Rob............................................ 1982 Allen, Voncellies................ 1996, 97, 98, 99 Almon, Brad............................. 1989, 90, 91 Almond, Patrick................................... 1995 Alves, Mike.......................................... 2001 Anderson, Kevin.................................. 2003 Anderson, Michael......... 1997, 98, 99, 2000 Anderson, Steve.................................. 1984 Anderson, T.J..................... 2001, 02, 03, 04 Anderson, Truman............................... 1982 Andrews, Brandon............. 2002, 03, 04, 05 Andrews, Raja................... 2005, 06, 07, 08 Anthony, Warnell............... 1983, 84, 85, 86 Arnold, David........................................ 2008 Arnoult, Chris................................. 1991, 92 Arowoselu, James................................ 2009 Ashkouti, Chris.............................. 2006, 07 Austin, Anthony................................... 1997 Austin, Derick.................... 1993, 94, 95, 96 Austin, Jermaine................ 2002, 03, 04, 05 Austin, Shawn................... 1990, 91, 92, 93 Avret, Clint............................... 1989, 90, 91 Ayoub, Miguel.................... 1990, 91, 92, 93

B

Baker, Robert.......................... 1982, 83, 84 Baker, James................................. 1991, 92 Banks, James...................................... 1997 Banks, Jeff............................... 1983, 86, 87 Banks, Lee............................... 2008, 09, 10 Barbour, Clint........................... 2002, 03, 04 Barker, Brit..................................... 1982, 83 Barker, Jerry............................ 2005, 06, 07 Barker, Josh................................... 2008, 09 Barker, Patrick.............................. 2009, 10 Barney, Leander................................... 2008 Barr, Lewis......................... 2002, 03, 04, 05 Barras, David....................................... 1982 Barron, Herman................. 1984, 85, 86, 87 Barron, Maurice....................... 1984, 85, 86 Battle, Anthony.............................. 1993, 94 Beard, Larry....................... 2005, 06, 07, 08 Beauchamp, Buddy................. 1982, 83, 84 Bell, Melvin.............................. 1982, 83, 84 Bellingrath, Bob............................. 1998, 99 Belser, Deryl...................... 1988, 89, 90, 91 Belser, Tristram........................ 1994, 95, 96 Belser, Tony....................... 1985, 86, 87, 88 Benefield, Terrione............. 2006, 07, 08, 09 Benson, Randy.................................... 1982 Benton, Cordell.............................. 1996, 97 Behrman, Joe....................................... 2008 Berry, Michael.................... 1988, 89, 90, 91 Bernard, Brad.................... 1986, 87, 88, 89 Bignon, Jadwin..................................... 2007 Bing, Maurice................................. 1995, 96 Bird, Brad...................................... 2000, 01

174

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Bironas, Rob........................................ 2000 Black, Bob........................................... 1982 Blaine, Anthony................................... 2005 Blount, Chris.................. 1998, 99, 2000, 01 Bolen, Patrick.......................... 2006, 07, 08 Bonds, Kerry............................. 2007, 08, 09 Boone, Larry.................................. 1985, 86 Boone, Randell........................ 1987, 88, 89 Bortles, Robby..................................... 1982 Bostick, Charles................ 1991, 92, 93, 95 Bowen, Brad...................... 1983, 84, 85, 86 Bowen, Greg....................................... 1984 Bower, Harland.................. 2006, 07, 08, 09 Bradham, Marco................ 1992, 93, 94, 95 Bradley, Lonnie.............................. 1985, 86 Brantley, Bubba................... 1999, 2000, 01 Breda, Bill............................................ 1989 Bremer, Joe......................................... 1982 Britt, Danny........................ 1991, 92, 93, 94 Brooks, Lee....................... 1993, 94, 95, 96 Brooks, Lewis................................. 2005, 08 Brown, Beau.................................. 1983, 84 Brown, Charwel.............................. 2007, 09 Brown, Chris........................................ 2001 Brown, Demond................................... 1998 Brown, Eddie....................................... 1999 Brown, Lamar....................................... 2009 Brown, Robert..................................... 2010 Brown, Tim......................... 1987, 88, 89, 90 Brownlee, Seth.................................... 2005 Butler, Michael.................................... 2010 Butler, Tray.......................................... 2010 Bryant, A.J......................... 2002, 03, 04, 05 Bryant, Jonathan............................... 2009 Bullock, Ken.................................. 1986, 87 Burchett, James...................... 2000, 02, 03 Burgess, Matt...................................... 2004 Burkett, Travis..................... 1998, 99, 2000 Burnette, Chris............................... 2008, 09 Burnette, Ken.......................... 1986, 87, 88 Burt, Charlie............................ 1992, 93, 94 Bussey, Fred........................................ 2006 Bussoletti, Steve................ 1988, 89, 90, 91 Burden, Willie................................ 2009, 10 Butler, Derrick.................... 2001, 02, 03, 04 Butler, Kenny................................. 1986, 87 Butler, Tony.................................... 1997, 98 Byers, Tony.......................................... 1990 Bynam, Dedrick............................. 2005, 06 Byrd, Dorian........................................ 2010 Byrne, Ryan.......................................... 2010

C

Cabral, Victor..................... 2001, 02, 03, 04 Cade, Marcus...................................... 2001 Cain, Jerry........................................... 1982 Callaway, Justin.............................. 2007, 08 Camp, Tim......................... 2005, 06, 07, 08 Campbell, Irving............................. 2006, 07 Cantrell, P.J....................... 2001, 02, 03, 04 Carper, Charles....................... 1983, 84, 85 Carroll, Paul....................... 1991, 92, 93, 94 Carter, Bryce....................................... 2004 Carter, Hal......................... 1994, 95, 96, 97 Carter, James................................ 1986, 87 Carter, James R............ 1983, 1984, 85, 86 Carter, Mike......................................... 1982 Cave, Carlos........................................ 2010

6-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Tim Durden

Chadwick, Hunter................................ 1997 Chafin, Scott...................... 1990, 91, 92, 93 Chambers, Chris............... 1996, 97, 98, 99 Chandler, Darren..................... 1985, 86, 87 Chapple, Lee.................................. 2008, 09 Chesnut, Grant.................. 1995, 96, 97, 98 Christopher, Roderick.......................... 1993 Chubb, Henry....................................... 2007 Ciarletta, Tommy............................ 1983, 84 Clark, Travis.................................... 2006, 07 Clarke, Charles.............. 1999, 2000, 01, 02 Clarke, Mike......................................... 2001 Clayton, Roy............................ 1993, 95, 96 Clemons, Cory...................................... 2007 Cochran, Charles.................... 1984, 86, 87 Coen, John.......................................... 1982 Coley, Edmund.......................... 1999, 2000 Collier, Chris......................................... 2007 Collins, Kyle.................................... 2008, 09 Collins, Paul...................... 2000, 02, 03, 04 Conners, Scott..................................... 1982 Cool, David........................ 1988, 89, 90, 91 Cooper, Dreck............... 1998, 99, 2000, 01 Cordy, Reggie.......................... 2001, 02, 03 Covington, Chris................ 2005, 06, 07, 08 Cox, Melvin.............................. 2000, 01, 02 Craft, Teddy............................. 2003, 04, 05 Crane, Greg................................... 1995, 96 Cravey, Jay.......................................... 1982 Crawford, Jarrell................................... 2008 Crenshaw, Joe......................... 1987, 88, 89 Cundari, Steve................................ 2007, 08 Cunningham, Bennie......... 1996, 97, 98, 99 Cushing, Joey.................... 1991, 92, 93, 94

D

Daggett, Leonard............... 2001, 02, 03, 04 Dam, Raul ..................................... 1996, 97 Daniel, Branden.............................. 2006, 07 Danridge, Devin................................... 2000 Davis, Eric..................................... 1997, 98 Davis, John.......................................... 1998 Davis, Kevin...................... 2001, 02, 03, 04 Davis, Mark.......................................... 1982 Davis, Nick......................... 1990, 91, 92, 93 Davis, Oliver........................................ 1987 Davis, Ri’Chard.............................. 2006, 07 Davis, Scott................................... 1992, 93 Dawson, Darius ................. 1990, 91, 92, 93 Dawson, Dexter................. 1992, 93, 94, 95 DeBartola, Blake........................... 2009, 10 Dereszynski, Nick................................ 1990 Dickerson, Chris.................................. 2005 Dickerson, James.......................... 1996, 97 Diebolt, Doug....................................... 1982 Dill, Steve.......................... 1995, 96, 97, 98 Dixon, Stewart......................... 1993, 94, 95 Dixon, Taz.......................... 1986, 87, 88, 89 Douglas, John..................................... 2010 Douglas, Pat........................................ 1982 Dowis, Mike............................. 1988, 89, 90 Draughorne, Cameron......................... 2005 Dubose, Dion.......................... 2008, 09, 10 Dudley, Jonathan............... 2003, 04, 05, 06 Dunmon, Trey....................................... 2008 Dupree, Joe............................. 1992, 93, 94 Durden, Tim......................................... 1987 Durham, Danny................. 1983, 84, 85, 86

Cole Fountain

Eric Hadley

Duvall, Marcus.................................... 2010 Dye, Jim......................................... 1982, 83

E

Earwood, Jason................. 2003, 04, 05, 06 Eaves, Edward.............................. 1985, 86 Eberly, Eric.......................................... 1989 Echols, Brandon............................. 2006, 08 Edwards, Charlie.................... 2008, 09, 10 Edwards, Phillip.................................... 2007 Efford, Lester..................... 1988, 89, 90, 91 Eichler, Rod................................... 1986, 87 Ellington, Willie........................ 1994, 95, 97 Estrada, Marcelo..................... 2005, 06, 07 Eubanks, Darius........................... 2009, 10 Evans, Jeff......................... 1982, 83, 84, 85 Everett, Dietrich............. 1997, 98, 99, 2000

F

Felton, Darrian................................ 2007, 08 Ferrell, Isaac...................... 1991, 92, 93, 94 Few, Daniel........................................... 2009 Ficklin, Willando...................... 1989, 91, 92 Findley, Terance.................................. 1990 Fineran, Daryl...................................... 1982 Flowers, Jared................................ 2009, 10 Flowers, Walter..................................... 1993 Foley, Tim.......................... 1984, 85, 86, 87 Foots, Henry........................................ 1982 Ford, Hakim................................... 2001, 02 Foster, Jayson................... 2004, 05, 06, 07 Fountain, Cole.......................... 2007, 08, 09 Fraley, Shafton.................. 1991, 92, 93, 94 Franklin, Dennis................ 1985, 86, 87, 88 Franklin, Jonathan......................... 1996, 98 Freeman, Cherard............. 1996, 97, 98, 99

G

Gainey, Sean..................... 1986, 87, 88, 89 Galvin, Bo....................................... 2006, 07 Garland, Reggie................ 1994, 95, 96, 97 Gates, Nate............................... 1999, 2000 Gebhardt, Josh................................... 2010 Gehrsitz, Tim................................. 2003, 04 Geter, Keith................................... 1986, 87 Giacomarro, Charlie....................... 2006, 07 Giboney, Pierce............................. 2004, 07 Giddens, Kevin.................................... 1984 Giles, Mark........................ 1988, 89, 90, 91 Gilmore, Miguel................................... 2010 Gilstrap, Thomas................................. 1982 Gjone, James................................ 1995, 96 Glover, Jamie.................... 1993, 94, 95, 96 Godsey, Justin............................... 2000, 01 Gordon, Brent....................................... 2009 Gordon, Curtis................... 1988, 89, 90, 91 Gore, Milton................................... 1985, 86 Gorsuch, Jeff....................................... 1982 Gourdeau, Paul.................................... 2010 Grace, Audrell...................................... 1998 Grace, Dawayne................................... 2006 Gray, Chris.......................................... 2010 Gray, Herman...................................... 1990 Gray, Sean...................................... 2006, 07 Green, Ricory....................................... 2006 Greer, Billy.......................................... 2010 Greer, Melvin....................................... 2005


Gregory, Clinton............................. 1992, 93 Griffin, Randy...................................... 1982 Gross, Raymond............... 1987, 88, 89, 90

H

Hadden, Ryan..................... 1997, 99, 2000 Hadley, Eric....................... 2001, 02, 03, 04 Hadley, Robert......................... 1993, 94, 95 Haley, Reed............................. 1992, 93, 94 Ham, Tracy........................ 1983, 84, 85, 86 Hames, Travis.................... 2000, 01, 02, 03 Hamilton, Mike...................................... 2007 Hammock, Bryan................................. 1984 Haralson, Shawn............... 1989, 90, 91, 92 Hardison, Winston......... 1999, 2000, 01, 02 Harper, Clint........................................ 1984 Harrell, Neil........................................... 2009 Harris, Alfonza............................... 1993, 94 Harris, Benjy.................................. 1997, 98 Harris, Gerald.................... 1983, 84, 85, 86 Harris, Jack.............................. 1988, 89, 90 Harris, Ricky...................... 1983, 84, 85, 86 Harris, Thevenn............................. 2003, 04 Harrow, Dante......................... 1997, 98, 99 Hartley, Jesse................................. 2007, 08 Harvey, Cossie.................. 1994, 95, 96, 97 Harvin, Terry...................... 1987, 88, 89, 90 Hastings, Gib....................................... 1982 Hawkins, Jason.................................... 2007 Hay, Brennan....................................... 1999 Hayes, Eugene........................ 1989, 90, 91 Hayes, Nathaniel..................... 1982, 83, 84 Haynie, Joe.................................... 2007, 08 Heard, Kevin.................................. 2000, 01 Hendrix, Darrell........................ 1987, 88, 89 Henton, Antonio.................................... 2008 Herold, Trey................................... 1984, 85 Herrera, Dio.............................. 2006, 07, 08 Herrington, Virgil.................................. 1992 Heyden, Derek........................ 2008, 09, 10 Hickey, Nico............................ 2008, 09, 10 Hicks, Ken........................................... 1984 Higdon, Shannon........................... 2003, 04 Hill, Carson......................... 2006, 07, 08, 10 Hill, Greg............................ 1996, 97, 98, 99 Hitson, Alton.................................. 1992, 93 Hodge, David..................... 1984, 85, 86, 87 Holbrook, Bruce................. 1984, 85, 86, 87 Holland, Sean...................................... 2003 Holmes, Chad.................... 1992, 93, 94, 95 Holt, Ben.................................. 1982, 83, 84 Hopkins, Charlie................ 2002, 03, 04, 05 Hopkins, Darryl.................. 1988, 89, 90, 91 Horne, Dallas............................. 1999, 2000 Hudson, Don........................... 1990, 91, 92 Hughes, Bart........................... 1987, 88, 89 Hull, Tyrone....................... 1984, 85, 86, 87 Hunt, Hughie........................... 1992, 93, 95 Hunter, Donte...................................... 2000 Hunter, Trey....................... 2001, 02, 03, 04 Huntley, Albert......................... 1988, 89, 90 Hutchinson, Kevin............................... 1983

I

Irby, Eric............................. 2000, 01, 02, 03

Darryl Hopkins

Shane Maxwell

J

Jackson, Brandon........................... 2006, 07 Jackson, Jermaine........................ 1992, 93 James, Marvin......................... 1996, 97, 98 Jefferson, Devron.......................... 2003, 04 Jefferson, Lynon...................... 2004, 05, 07 Jenkins, Jessie.................. 1982, 83, 84, 85 Jensen, Dane.................... 2004, 05, 06, 07 Jiles, Tom............................ 1996, 97, 98, 99 Johns, Eddie...................... 1982, 83, 84, 85 Johnson, Brad......................... 1997, 98, 99 Johnson, Chris.............. 1997, 98, 99, 2000 Johnson, Cy........................................ 1983 Johnson, Frank.................. 1985, 86, 87, 88 Johnson, Jarmarcus....................... 2006, 07 Johnson, Ronald..................... 1990, 91, 92 Johnson, Titus............... 1997, 98, 99, 2000 Johnson, Willie.................................... 2000 Johnston, Gip...................................... 1982 Jones, Anthony..................................... 2008 Jones, Carter.......................... 2008, 09, 10 Jones, George............................... 1988, 89 Jones, Jamar................. 1998, 99, 2000, 01 Jones, Josh................................... 2000, 01 Jordan, Daniel................... 2004, 05, 06, 07 Joyner, Corey.......................... 1996, 97, 98 Joyner, Kris.................................... 1992, 93 Jude, DeShawn....................... 2002, 03, 04

K

Kearney, Carl........................... 2001, 02, 03 Kearns, Nick.................. 1998, 99, 2000, 01 Kelly, Ryan........................................... 2005 Kerfoot, Jimmy............................... 1982, 83 Keyes, A.K..................................... 2002, 03 Kimbrell, Curtis.............................. 1989, 90 King, Jerome....................................... 1987 King, Roger......................................... 2004 Kranz, Brian................................... 2004, 05 Krueger, Justin............................... 2008, 09

L

Lasalle, Scott........................... 1982, 83, 84 LaRocco, Tom...................... 1998, 99, 2000 Layson, Brett........................... 2008, 09, 10 LeBlanc, Robert............. 1998, 99, 2000, 01 Lester, Terry......................................... 1993 Little, Delano..................... 1983, 84, 85, 86 LeBlanc, Michael................................. 1993 Lee, Jeff......................................... 1982, 83 Lee, Wesley................................... 1985, 86 Lewis, David....................... 2006, 07, 08, 09 Lewis, Lamar.................................. 2006, 07 Locke, Robert.................... 2000, 01, 02, 03 Lokey, Scott......................................... 1982 Logan, Ron........................................... 1995 Lomastro, Steve............................ 1982, 83 Lonas, Zach......................................... 2010 Long, Larry.......................................... 2005 Lord, Will.............................................. 2002 Los, Johnny......................................... 2004 Lovett, Brian.................................. 1996, 97 Loving, Jonathan...................... 2007, 08, 09 Lowe, Billy............................................ 2007 Luckey, Jawaun.................................... 2010

Eric McIntire

M

Mack, Basail.................. 1996, 97, 99, 2000 Malone, Chris................................ 1996, 97 Mann, Brandavious................ 2008, 09, 10 Marshall, Jay..................... 1985, 86, 87, 88 Martin, Javonte................................... 2010 Mash, Alex......................... 1990, 91, 92, 93 Matthews, Flint........................ 1985, 86, 87 Mattingly, Evan................... 2007, 08, 09, 10 Maxwell, Shane................. 1988, 89, 90, 91 Maxwell, William..................... 2008, 09, 10 Maynard, Marquice................... 2004, 05, 06 McBride, Mel......................................... 1991 McBride, Terence................ 2002, 03, 04, 05 McClurg, Chuck.................. 1988, 89, 90, 91 McCoy, James................ 1999, 2000, 01, 02 McCray, A.J....................................2008, 10 McCray, Steve...................................... 1987 McCutchen, Reggie........... 2003, 04, 05, 06 McDevitt, Patrick............................ 1982, 83 McGhee, Alonzo...................... 1988, 89, 90 McGinley, Chip.................................... 1989 McGrady, Derrick........................... 1990, 91 McGrath, Rich.................... 1996, 97, 98, 99 McGriff, Lionel...................................... 2007 McIntire, Eric...................... 2001, 02, 03, 04 McIntosh, Michael.................... 2006, 07, 08 McKinnon, Jerick................................ 2010 McMillan, Jesse................. 2000, 01, 02, 03 Mears, Mike......................................... 1983 Meng, Eric..................................... 1995, 97 Mention, Javon................................... 2010 Middlebrooks, Corey..... 1998, 99, 2000, 01 Middleton, Ken.................................... 2005 Miller, Garry................................... 1987, 88 Miller, Karl.......................... 1987, 88, 89, 90 Mohring, John.................... 2003, 04, 05, 06 Montford, Renard.................... 2004, 05, 06 Mora, Adrian............................ 2008, 09, 10 Moreland, Earthwind......... 1996, 97, 98, 99 Morgan, Ashley.............................. 1997, 98 Morgan, Kinte...................................... 1996 Moore, Brett........................................ 2010 Moore, Robert......................... 1993, 95, 96 Morrell, Daryl................................. 1997, 98 Morris, Brad....................... 1984, 85, 86, 87 Morris, David........................................ 2007 Morris, Michael.................. 1991, 92, 93, 94 Morse, Kevin................................. 1990, 91 Moses, Stacy..................... 1992, 93, 94, 95 Motte, Chad....................... 2002, 03, 04, 05 Mouzon, Phillip.................................... 2000 Muhammad, Tariq.............. 2002, 03, 04, 05 Murphy, Jermaine................................. 2007 Murphey, Richard................................ 2005 Mutimer, Jim...................... 1988, 89, 90, 91 Myers, Mark................... 1999, 2000, 01, 02

N

Natson, Tony........................................ 1982 Nash, J.T....................................... 2005, 07 Neese, Jason...................... 1998, 99, 2000 Nighbert, Chad........................ 1994, 95, 97 Nobles, Derrick.......................... 1999, 2000 Nolley, Brandon.................................. 2009

Karl Miller

Jason Neese

GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLE FOOTBALL

Norris, Vincent..................................... 1992 Norton, Don................................... 1990, 91 Nottage, Rex..................... 1989, 90, 91, 92

O

Odoms, Terrence........................... 1991, 92 Oglesby, Carlton............................ 2000, 01 Oglesby, Rodney............... 1988, 89, 90, 91 Oehlbeck, Kyle.................................... 2010 O’Neil, Chris........................ 1999, 2000, 01 Orr, Russell........................ 2004, 05, 06, 07 Owens, Derrick.............. 1999, 2000, 01, 02 Owens, Terry....................................... 1999

P

Parham, Dedric................. 1996, 97, 98, 99 Parker, Pat......................... 1984, 85, 86, 87 Parr, Patrick................................... 1989, 90 Parrish, Henry..................................... 1992 Parrish, Rusty.................... 1989, 90, 91, 92 Parsons, Shane................................... 1983 Pasco, Darrell................................. 2008, 09 Patterson, Kevin............................ 1998, 99 Payne, Steve........................... 1991, 92, 93 Peacock, John............................... 1996, 97 Perkins, Dexter.................................... 1992 Perry, Rick..................................... 1982, 83 Pesqueira, Freddy......... 1999, 2000, 01, 02 Peterson, Adrian............ 1998, 99, 2000, 01 Petkovich, Josh............................ 2008, 09 Phillips, Eugene................. 1996, 97, 98, 99 Phillips, Fernando................................ 2004 Pike, Vance.............................. 1983, 84, 85 Plant, Thomas..................................... 1994 Porter, Thomas........................ 1984, 86, 87 Presume, Hudson............................... 2009 Profit, J.T.............................................. 1994

R

Rainey, Lavar................. 1996, 97, 99, 2000 Randall, J.C......................................... 2002 Raye, Tommy....................................... 1982 Reddick, Dusty.................. 2004, 05, 06, 07 Reckers, Zach..................................... 2010 Reeves, Derrick................. 1994, 95, 96, 97 Reid, Maurice.......................... 1991, 92, 93 Renfroe, Rodney........................... 1983, 84 Revere, J.R................... 1998, 99, 2000, 01 Rice, Brannon.......................... 1989, 90, 91 Richardson, Jeff................................... 1985 Richardson, John.................... 1982, 83, 84 Richardson, Jonathan....... 1992, 93, 94, 95 Richardson, Kregg............................... 1992 Richardson, Lennie.............................. 2008 Riley, Blake.......................................... 2010 Rio, Matt............................ 2001, 02, 03, 04 Roberts, Ezekiel............................ 1996, 97 Roberts, Will.................................. 1994, 95 Robinson, Aundra................................ 2001 Robinson, Calvin........................... 1986, 87 Robinson, Cortez............... 1996, 97, 98, 99 Robinson, Darreion...................... 2009, 10 Robinson, De....................................... 2002 Robinson, Kenny............... 1994, 95, 96, 97 Robinson, Leonard.............................. 1983 Rogers, Andrae................. 1994, 95, 97, 98

Darrell Pasco

Dusty Reddick

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175


Everett Sharpe

Jesse Suarez

Rogers, Chris................................. 2007, 08 Rogers, Christopher....................... 2009, 10 Rogers, Elliott............................ 1999, 2000 Rogers, Larry..................... 1994, 95, 97, 98 Ross, Joe.......................... 1987, 88, 89, 90 Rossignol, Hugo................ 1982, 83, 84, 85 Roulhac, Robert................................... 2007 Rountree, Darryl.................................. 2000 Rowe, Josh.................................... 2009, 10 Rozelle, Brandon............... 1990, 91, 92, 93 Rozier, Zeke.................................. 2008, 09 Rucker, Matt......................................... 2008 Russ, Marcus........................................ 2008 Russell, Brent............................... 2009, 10 Russell, Roderick.............. 1994, 95, 96, 97 Rutledge, T.J............................ 2002, 04, 05

S

Sanford, Dexter................................... 1984 Sasser, Boyd....................................... 2010 Sazama, Tim....................................... 1982 Scarborough, Hal................................. 2006 Schuchts, Bart..................................... 1984 Schuyler, Josh............................... 2002, 03 Scott, Adam.......................................... 2008 Scott, Anthony..................... 1998, 99, 2000 Scott, Brian.......................................... 1999 Scott, Gene............................. 1989, 90, 91 Scott, JaBre......................................... 2003 Scott, Joe...................... 1999, 2000, 01, 02 Scott, Laron................................... 2009, 10 Seamans, Mike.................................... 1982 Sease, Gene....................................... 1982 Selbach, Eric................................. 2004, 05 Sellers, Brian................................. 1993, 94 Sharpe, Everett................. 1986, 87, 88, 89 Sharpe, Monty................... 1983, 84, 85, 86 Shaw, Jaybo........................................ 2010 Shelton, Scott................ 1999, 2000, 01, 02 Sherman, Jack.................. 2002, 03, 04, 05 Shields, David......................... 1982, 83, 84 Shippy, J.B...................................... 2008, 09 Shook, Shannon...................... 1995, 96, 97 Sikkelee, Paul.......................... 1989, 90, 91 Simmons, Chevelle....................... 1997, 98 Simmons, David...................... 1982, 83, 84 Sims, Machon...................................... 1987 Sims, Travlis.................................. 2004, 05

176

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Charrod Taylor

Gino Tutera

Sloan, Ronald...................................... 1995 Small, Carl............................... 1996, 97, 98 Smiley, Darius.................... 2003, 04, 05, 06 Smith, Brandon........................ 1995, 96, 97 Smith, Danny....................................... 1989 Smith, Eric..................................... 1993, 94 Smith, Giff . ........................ 1987, 88, 89, 90 Smith, Jeff............................................ 1982 Smith, Lucas........................................ 2002 Smith, Tony.............................. 1986, 87, 88 Smith, Trey.......................................... 1988 Smithers, Josh................... 1996, 97, 98, 99 Snipes, K.R.................................... 2008, 09 Solomon, Antonio................................. 2007 Solomon, Shaheen............ 2003, 04, 05, 06 Sorrell, Terrence................ 1989, 90, 91, 92 Spalding, Matt..................................... 1988 Spaulding, Michael............................. 2010 Spurgeon, Kevin.................................. 1982 Stalnaker, Ronnie................................ 1996 Stanley, Gary....................................... 1999 Steele, Steve................................. 2004, 05 Stephens, Franklin............ 1991, 92, 93, 94 Stephens, Tank.................................... 1984 Stephens, Tyrone.................... 1992, 93, 94 Stevenson, John........................... 2009, 10 Steverson, Tobias.......................... 1995, 96 Stewart, Mike............................. 1999, 2000 Stipe, Stan......................... 1984, 85, 86, 87 Stockton, Rob.................... 1992, 93, 94, 95 Stokes, Dion...................... 2000, 01, 02, 03 Stokes, Fred...................... 1983, 84, 85, 86 Suaava, Marcus.................................. 2005 Suarez, Jesse.......................... 2004, 05, 07 Suber, Donnie................................ 1989, 90 Suggs, Damon................... 2005, 06, 07, 08 Sullivan, Jevon.................. 1995, 96, 97, 98 Sullivan, Reggie.................................. 1991 Sumner, Tyler................................ 2009, 10 Surrency, Ross.................................... 1987

T

Tanner, D.T........................ 1994, 95, 96, 97 Taylor, Charrod.................. 2003, 04, 05, 06 Taylor, Garryon......................... 2007, 08, 09 Taylor, Jimmy....................................... 1987 Taylor, Quentin............................... 2007, 08 Taylor, Travis..................... 1992, 93, 95, 96 Teal, Chris............................................ 2007 Terrell, Robert . .................................... 1988 Thatcher, Bill.................................. 1992, 93

6-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Michael Ward

Thigpen, Eric..................... 1993, 94, 95, 96 Thomas, Brent.................................... 2009 Thomas, Edward............... 1993, 94, 95, 96 Thomas, Kiwaukee............ 1996, 97, 98, 99 Thomas, Marc....................................... 2008 Thomas, Reggie.................................. 2004 Thompson, Arkee.......................... 1998, 99 Thompson, Ernest............. 1985, 87, 88, 89 Thompson, Michael............................. 2004 Thornton, Ced..................................... 1996 Thornton, Matt..................................... 1995 Thrasher, Taqua................................... 2000 Tinsley, Roderick.................... 2008, 09, 10 Townsend, Tim.................................... 1990 Treadwell, Derrick................................ 1996 Turner, Albert............................ 2002, 03, 04 Turner, Dominic............................. 1992, 93 Turner, Joe.......................................... 2005 Turner, Lance.......................... 2004, 05, 06 Turner, Wes............................. 2003, 04, 06 Tutera, Gino............................... 1999, 2000 Tutt, Recio........................................... 1996 Tuttle, Joey........................ 2004, 05, 06, 07 Twiggs, Sammy....................... 1987, 88, 89

U

Underwood, Robert........... 1984, 85, 86, 87 Urbano, Adam................................ 2008, 09

V

Valentine, Jamere................................. 2009 Veal, Michael.................................. 2008, 10

W

Wagner, Mike..................... 1985, 86, 87, 88 Walden, Zzream............ 1999, 2000, 01, 02 Walker, Craig........................... 1985, 86, 87 Walker, Dakota............................... 2007, 08 Waller, Charlie................... 1986, 87, 88, 89 Ward, Michael................ 1999, 2000, 01, 02 Ward, Chance.......................... 1989, 90, 91 Ward, Patrick....................................... 1982 Ward, Theoriea........................ 1982, 83, 84 Warnock, Ronald..................... 1985, 86, 87 Warthen, Marlow............... 1992, 93, 94, 95 Washington, Ron................................. 1995 Watkins, Lance.............................. 2004, 05 Watkins, Deonte.................................. 2010 Watkins, T.J....................... 2004, 05, 06, 07 Watts, Austin......................................... 2007 Wayne, Lance.................... 2003, 04, 05, 06 Weathers, Andre............ 1998, 99, 2000, 01 Webb, E.J........................... 2007, 08, 09, 10 Wells, Jason........................................ 2002 West, Brant.......................................... 1984 West, Calvin................................... 2009, 10 West, Larry.............................. 1982, 83, 84 West, Mike......................... 1897, 88, 89, 90 Westbrooks, Lavelle........................... 2010 Wheeler, Donald.................................. 1992 Whitaker, Aaron............................. 2001, 02 White, Eric............................... 2002, 03, 04

Marlow Warthen

Kenny Worob

Whitehead, Jason.......................... 1989, 90 Whitley, Kevin.................... 1988, 89, 90, 91 Whitton, Rob...................... 1984, 85, 86, 87 Wickham, Damon................................ 1982 Wiggins, Ronnie................. 2006, 07, 08, 09 Wilcher, Brian...................................... 2010 Wilcher, Brandon.................................. 2009 Wilcox, J.J..................................... 2009, 10 Wildes, Sid................................ 1999, 2000 Wilkerson, Jonathan............................ 2002 Wilkerson, Tim..................................... 1988 Willis, Darren........................... 1991, 92, 93 Williams, Alex...................................... 2005 Williams, Anthony D..................... . 1995, 97 Williams, Anthony J........ 1999, 2000, 01, 02 Williams, Brad................................. 2006, 07 Williams, Brancis...................... 1993, 94, 95 Williams, Brandon Lee......................... 2008 Williams, Chaz................... 2001, 02, 03, 04 Williams, Cloise................. 1995, 96, 97, 98 Williams, Derrick............ 1998, 99, 2000, 01 Williams, James....................... 1991, 92, 93 Williams, Mark................... 1996, 97, 98, 99 Williams, Matt................................ 1997, 98 Williams, Sammy............................ 1982, 83 Williams, Shannon............. 2002, 03, 04, 05 Williams, Shun..................................... 2005 Williams, Tavaris............................. 2008, 09 Williams, Tyrie..................................... 2000 Williford, Mitchell.......................... 2009, 10 Willingham, David.............. 2003, 04, 05, 06 Wilson, Brian................................. 1997, 98 Wilson, Chris..................... 1994, 95, 96, 97 Wilson, John...................... 1987, 88, 89, 90 Wilson, Robert..................................... 1997 Wingard, Casey....................... 2005, 07, 08 Winslette, Matt................... 1995, 96, 97, 98 Wise, Matt................................ 2005, 06, 07 Woodard, Terry.................................... 1983 Woodham, Johnathan................... 2001, 02 Worob, Kenny.................... 1995, 96, 97, 98 Worsham, Ross................. 1985, 86, 87, 88 Wright, Alvin......................................... 1984 Wright, Chris............................ 1991, 92, 93 Wright, Justin........................... 2000, 01, 02 Wylie, Markeith............................... 2008, 09

Y

Young, Brian........................................ 2000 Young, David................. 1999, 2000, 01, 02 Young, James.................... 2001, 02, 03, 04 Young, Nay........................ 1984, 85, 86, 87 Young, Terry...................... 1985, 86, 87, 88 Youngblood, Michael........... 1999, 2000, 01

Z

Zackery, Rico..................... 2003, 04, 05, 06


EAGLES IN THE PROS ALL-TIME NFL DRAFT PICKS

VONCELLIES ALLEN

1987

ROB BIRON AS

Tracy Ham, RB Los Angeles Rams 9th round 240th overall pick

1987

Fred Stokes, DE Los Angeles Rams 12th round 332nd overall pick

1988

Tim Foley, PK San Francisco 49ers 10th round 275th overall pick

1989

Terry Young, DB Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Pittsburgh Steelers Florida Tuskers Sacramento Mountain Lions

Carolina Cobras Charleston Swamp Foxes Tennessee Titans

TRACY HAM

Baltimore Stallions Edmonton Eskimos Montreal Alouettes Toronto Argonauts

IRV C AMPBELL Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Pioneers Jacksonville Sharks Pittsburgh Power

GERALD HARRIS Los Angeles Rams Miami Dolphins

JAMES C ARTER

CHRIS JOHNSON

Atlanta Falcons Chicago Bears

DARREN CHANDLER Washington Redskins

Augusta Stallions Carolina Cobras Dallas Desperados Georgia Force

TIM FOLEY

JOHN MOHRING

Atlanta Falcons

Alabama Steeldogs Montreal Alouettes

E ARTHWIND MORELAND

12th round 329th overall pick

Cleveland Browns Georgia Force Jacksonville Jaguars New England Patriots New York Jets

1990

Ernest Thompson, RB Kansas City Chiefs

2000

ADRIAN PETERSON Chicago Bears Virginia Destroyers

Kiwaukee Thomas, CB Jacksonville Jaguars

VANCE PIKE

5th round 159th overall pick

San Francisco 49ers

2002

MONTY SHARPE

Adrian Peterson, RB Chicago Bears

New Orleans Saints Toronto Argonauts

6th round 199th overall pick

FRED STOKES

Los Angeles Rams New Orleans Saints St. Louis Rams Washington Redskins

2003

David Young, SS Jacksonville Jaguars 6th round 179th overall pick

New England Patriots CB

J AYSON FOSTER

Carolina Cobras

11th round 291st overall pick

EARTHWIND MORELAND

CHARROD TAYLOR Colorado Crush

KIWAUKEE THOMAS Buffalo Bills Jacksonville Jaguars Miami Dolphins

ARKEE THOMPSON Orlando Predators

CHAZ WILLIAMS Green Bay Packers

DAVID YOUNG

Jacksonville Jaguars New York Jets

JAMES YOUNG Cincinnati Bengals

NAY YOUNG

New Orleans Saints

ROB BIRONAS

Tennessee Titans PK

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1985 N a tional Champions Overall Record: 13-2

1985

Sept. 7 #Florida A&M Sept. 14 Middle Tennessee State Sept. 21 at Troy State Sept. 28 at Chattanooga Oct. 5 Tennessee Tech Oct. 12 Bethune-Cookman Oct. 26 Newberry Nov. 2 at James Madison Nov. 9 Central Florida Nov. 16 East Tennessee State Nov. 23 at South Carolina State Nov. 30 ^Jackson State Dec. 7 ^at Middle Tennessee St. Dec. 14 ^at Northern Iowa Dec. 21 ^^Furman

W 27-21 L 10-35 W 17-10 W 19-14 W 34-0 W 46-24 W 38-17 L 6-21 W 35-18 W 46-7 W 43-30 W 27-0 W 28-21 W 40-33 W 44-42

#at Jacksonville, ^NCAA I-AA Playoff Game, ^^I-AA National Championship (Tacoma, WA)

s t atis tical leaders Rushing: Player Tracy Ham Ricky Harris Gerald Harris

ATT. 234 145 183

YDS. 1131 1051 962

Avg 4.8 7.3 5.3

TD 11 6 17

Passing: Player ATT. Tracy Ham 238 Ernest Thompson 53

COMP 134 21

YDS 2184 200

TD 15 2

Receiving: Player Ricky Harris Monty Sharpe

YDS. 171 550

TD 0 7

REC. 29 26

feast

“In the that was Saturday’s

NCAA Division I-AA national championship, the Lamb was

excellent but the Ham was superb. And Georgia Southern coach Erk Russell dined on a national championship all his own.” - Ed Hinton, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

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Erk’s Eagles have landed! Georgia Southern defeats Furman 44-42 for national title (December 21, 1985) TACOMA, Wash. - In the greatest comeback in Football Championship Subdivision title game history, Georgia Southern rallied from a 22-point third-quarter deficit to defeat Furman 44-42 and win its first I-AA national championship. Tracy Ham hit Frank Johnson on a 13-yard scoring strike with 10 seconds left in the game to give the Eagles the victory. Ham finished the game with 419 yards passing and another 90 yards rushing. Johnson caught seven passes for 148 yards, all in the second half. Georgia Southern scored 38 points in the final 21:51 of the game to overcome a 28-6 Furman lead. GEORGIA SOUTHERN FURMAN FU GSC FU GSC FU FU GSC GSC GSC GSC FU GSC FU GSC

GSC

28 40 221 419 77-640 1-9 37 23 1 1-0 12-98 1-34 9x16 31:33

0 7

6 14

22 7

16 14

-- --

44 42

1 2:50 John Bagwell 1-yd run (Keven Esval kick) 2 13:33 Tim Foley 44-yd field goal 2 8:22 Bagwell 9-yd run (Esval kick) 2 3:08 Foley 33-yd field goal 2 0:56 Bobby Lamb 10-yd run (Esval kick) 3 10:57 Larry Grady 33-yd pass from Lamb (Esval kick) 3 6:51 Monty Sharpe 24-yd pass from Tracy Ham (Ham run) 3 4:35 Frank Johnson 40-yd pass from Ham (Foley kick) 3 2:28 Gerald Harris 52-yd run (Foley kick) 4 12:51 Herman Barron 12-yd pass from Ham (Foley kick) 4 7:51 Bagwell 7-yd run (Esval kick) 4 3:37 Foley 39-yd field goal 4 1:32 Bagwell 4-yd run (Esval kick) 4 0:10 Johnson 13-yd pass from Ham (kick failed)

TEAM STATS

First Downs Rushing Attempts Net Yards rushing Passing yards Plays-total yards Sacks by (-yards) Pass attempts Completions Had Intercepted Fumbles-lost Penalties-yds Punts-Avg.yds 3rd down Conversions Time of Possession

FU

28 45 288 210 67-498 1-5 22 14 0 0-0 3-40 4-37.7 6x11 28:27

Georgia Southern 27, Jackson State 0 Nov. 30, Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro -First Round Tracy Ham and Tony Belser connected on two long touchdown passes to lead Georgia Southern to a 27-0 win over Jackson State. Ham hit Belser on a 48-yard pass early in the first quarter and a 45-yarder early in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. The defense recorded its second shutout of 1985. The Eagles held Jackson State to just 105 yards on the ground and forced five turnovers on the afternoon, including four interceptions of Tiger quarterback Shannon Boyd. Sophomore cornerback Nay Young recorded two of those pickoffs and three pass breakups. His 43-yard return to the JSU 26-yard line on the first theft set up fullback Gerald Harris’ one-yard plunge to make the score 17-0. Georgia Southern 28, Middle Tennessee State 21 Dec. 7, Johnny Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, Tenn. -Quarterfinals Georgia Southern scored 21 unanswered points and then held off a Middle Tennessee rally to upset the nation’s No. 1-ranked team. Gerald Harris rushed for 148 yards and Tracy Ham passed for 125 yards to lead the Eagles. Defensively, Nay Young had two key interceptions to stop the Blue Raiders. The win avenged a 35-10 loss to MTSU earlier in the season. Young’s second interception of the game and fourth of the playoffs stopped the Blue Raiders deep in Georgia Southern territory late in the contest. Earlier, Young stopped an MTSU drive at the Eagle 14-yard line with 10 seconds remaining in the first half to preserve a 21-0 GSU lead at intermission. Georgia Southern 40, Northern Iowa 33 Dec. 14, UNI Dome, Cedar Falls, Iowa -Semifinals Gerald Harris rushed for 178 yards and Tracy Ham added 157 to pace the Eagles. The game had eight touchdowns and five field goals. Over 1,000 yards were amassed by the two teams and 52 first downs were recorded. There were eight lead changes in the game and only four punts in one of Georgia Southern’s wildest games ever. The Eagles rolled up 436 yards on the ground, averaging nearly nine yards per carry. Junior safety Brad Bowen picked off two Panther passes and broke up another, while recording nine tackles. Senior linebacker Charles Carper added 12 tackles.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Rushing GSC- G.Harris: 10-92/1td; Ham: 19-90. FU- Bagwell: 15-73/4td; Jager: 8-64 Passing GSC- Ham: 37-23-1,419/4td. FU- Lamb: 22-14-0, 210/1td Receiving GSC- Johnson: 7-148-2; Sharpe: 3-74-1. FU- Grady: 3-67-1; Speaks: 3-53. Defensive Leaders GSC- Rossignol: 3tt, 1tfl (-9),1 sck; Durham: 8tt; Jenkins: 8tt. FU- Blankenship: 11tt, 1tfl,(-1); Squire: 10tt.

Linebacker Robert Underwood

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1986 N a tional Champions Overall Record: 13-2

1986

Aug. 30 at Florida Sept. 13 #Florida A&M Sept. 20 at Middle Tennessee St. Sept. 27 Chattanooga Oct. 4 at Tennessee Tech Oct. 11 Bethune-Cookman Oct. 18 at East Carolina Nov. 1 at Western Kentucky Nov. 8 at Central Florida Nov. 15 James Madison Nov. 22 South Carolina State Nov. 29 ^North Carolina A&T Dec. 6 ^Nicholls State Dec. 13 ^at Nevada-Reno Dec. 20 ^^Arkansas State

L 14-38 W 35-12 W 34-31 W 34-14 W 59-13 W 52-31 L 33-35 W 49-32 W 33-23 W 45-35 W 28-7 W 52-21 W 55-31 W 48-38 W 48-21

#at Jacksonville, ^NCAA I-AA Playoff Game, ^^I-AA National Championship (Tacoma, WA)

s t atis tical leaders Rushing: Player Tracy Ham Gerald Harris Ricky Harris

ATT. 288 280 54

YDS. 1709 1469 556

Avg 5.9 5.2 10.3

TD 26 28 4

Passing: Player Tracy Ham Ken Burnette

ATT. 243 10

COMP 134 5

YDS 2495 110

TD 13 2

Receiving: Player Monty Sharpe Frank Johnson

REC. 28 26

YDS. 544 582

TD 5 2

“Everything has just come so far so fast…Its hard to explain how I feel. I’m still in a

state of shock.”

- Erk Russell, Former Eagle Head Coach on winning the 1986 Championship

“I understand this is the first time anybody has it back to back. When you consider our

won

history, it shouldn’t

have happened. It was hard to believe last year and it’s still hard to believe.” - Erk Russell, Former Eagle Head Coach on winning the 1986 Championship

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Eagles do it again! Ham’s 486 yards help Southern win title (December 20, 1986) TACOMA, Wash. - Tracy Ham rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns and completed 12-of-21 passes for 306 yards and another score to lead Georgia Southern to its second consecutive I-AA national championship. Against the nation’s top rated I-AA defense, Georgia Southern gained 603 yards in total offense, 297 rushing and 306 passing (7.5 yards per play). Tim Foley set a championship game record with four field goals, all in the first half. With the win, Georgia Southern became the first school to ever win back to back national championships in Division I-AA. GEORGIA SOUTHERN ARKANSAS STATE GSC GSC ASU GSC GSC GSC GSC GSC ASU GSC ASU GSC ASU GSC 28 58 297 306 80-603 5 22 12 0 1-0 11-65 4-29.5 7x15 35:43

1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4

11:03 6:08 3:08 13:21 6:53 1:33 0:06 12:11 8:55 8:17 5:36 10:52 5:15

10 7

16 0

15 8

7 6

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48 21

Tim Foley 20-yd field goal Gerald Harris 1-yd run (Foley kick) Boris Whiteside 15-yd run (Scott Roper kick) Foley 30-yd field goal Foley 25-yd field goal Tracy Ham 25-yd run (Foley kick) Foley 36-yd field goal Ham 31-yd run (Herman Barron pass from Ham) Safety (ball snapped out of endzone) Ham 11-yd run (Foley kick) Whiteside 15-yd run (pass failed) Ricky Harris 79-yd pass from Ham (Foley kick) Cazzy Francis 44-yd run (pass failed)

TEAM STATS First Downs Rushing Attempts Net Yards Rushing Passing Yards Plays-Total yards Sacks by (-yards) Pass Attempts Pass Completions Had Intercepted Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards Punts-Avg.yards 3rd Down Conv. Time of Poss.

ASU 21 58 343 81 69-424 3 18 8 1 4-2 5-35 6-41.5 3x12 24:17

Georgia Southern 52, North Carolina A&T 21 Nov. 29, Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro -First Round Gerald Harris rushed for 181 yards and scored an NCAA I-AA playoff record five touchdowns as Georgia Southern whipped North Carolina A&T, 52-21. Harris scored on runs of 17, seven and nine yards in the first half. A 29-yard scamper and a one-yard plunge, both in the third quarter, capped the record setting afternoon. The Eagles built a 31-0 halftime lead and expanded that to 38-0 before the Aggies scored midway through the third quarter. The Eagle defense, led by Everette Sharpe’s 11 tackles, limited the Aggies to 297 yards in total offense. It also forced three turnovers, including a pair of first half fumbles that resulted in 14 Eagle points. Georgia Southern 55, Nicholls State 31 Dec. 6, Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro -Quarterfinals Georgia Southern scored 28 unanswered points in the first 16 minutes of the game and then held off a furious Nicholls State rally to advance to the semifinals. Tracy Ham rushed for 191 yards on just 18 carries and scored two touchdowns while completing 11-of-19 passes for 167 yards and another score. Defensively, the Eagles picked off five Nicholls State passes and held the Colonels to just 109 yards rushing. Southern accumulated 484 total yards. Gerald Harris broke two I-AA playoff records during the contest - most touchdowns (eight) and most points (48). Ironically, he set both in 1985. Georgia Southern 48, Nevada Reno 38 Dec. 13, Mackay Stadium, Reno, Nev. -Semifinals Behind the running of Tracy Ham, Gerald Harris and Ricky Harris, Georgia Southern amassed a school playoff record 613 yards in total offense in downing previously unbeaten Nevada Reno, 48-38. Ham rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns and completed eight-of-16 passes for 147 yards and two TDs. While the ‘Hambone’ offense rolled up 29 first downs and ate up 476 yards on the ground, it also converted nine-of-17 third down opportunities and totalled 36 minutes of possession time. Gerald Harris gained 162 yards and scored two touchdowns while Ricky Harris rushed for 106 yards on just seven carries.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing GSC- Ham: 24-180/3td; G.Harris: 22-98. ASU- Kimble: 13-134; Whiteside: 9-88/2td Passing GSC- Ham: 21-12-0, 306/1td. ASU- Brown: 18-8-1, 81 Receiving GSC- R.Harris: 3-143-1; Sharpe: 3-67. ASU- Tate: 2-29; Forrest: 2-18. Defensive Leaders GSC- Bowen: 10tt,1pbu; Young: 8tt; Underwood: 6t, 1tfl (-1). ASU- Fredrick: 12tt, 1tfl (-1); Withers: 10tt; Miller: 10tt.

The defense closes in

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1989 N a tional Champions Overall Record: 15-0

1989

Sept. 2 Valdosta State Sept. 9 West Georgia Sept. 16 #Florida A&M Sept. 21 Middle Tennessee State Oct. 7 Savannah State Oct. 14 at Nicholls State Oct. 21 Central Florida Oct. 28 at Samford Nov. 4 at James Madison Nov. 11 Chattanooga Nov. 18 Marshall Nov. 25 ^Villanova Dec. 2 ^Middle Tennessee State Dec. 9 ^Montana Dec. 16 ^^Stephen F. Austin

W 31-10 W 48-7 W 28-0 W 26-0 W 35-14 W 21-13 W 31-17 W 52-7 W 36-21 W 34-13 W 63-31 W 52-36 W 45-3 W 45-15 W 37-34

#at Jacksonville, ^NCAA I-AA Playoff Game ^^NCAA I-AA National Championship (Statesboro, GA)

s t atis tical leaders Rushing: Player Joe Ross Raymond Gross Ernest Thompson

ATT. 278 249 118

YDS. 1730 1086 544

Avg 6.2 4.4 4.6

TD 16 7 21

Passing: Player Raymond Gross Albert Huntley

ATT. 159 20

COMP 80 8

YDS 1469 138

TD 10 1

Receiving: Player Donnie Allen Terrance Sorrell

REC. 26 19

YDS. 463 425

TD 3 1

“We have won 15 games, capping it off with a national championship right here in in

our house front of 25,000 of our fans…I’m so glad our people could see it.”

- Erk Russell, Former Eagle Head Coach on winning the 1989 Championship

“They pretty well

proved they have

a lock on the 1-AA championship for the ‘80s.” - Former SFA HC Lynn Graves, Former Stephen F. Austin Head Coach on Georgia Southern after their lost in the 1989 National Championship

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Eagles Pack ‘Jacks Dowis’ 20 yard field goal nips SFA (December 16, 1989) STATESBORO, Ga. - Junior Mike Dowis booted a 20-yard field goal with 1:41 remaining to cap Georgia Southern’s 15-0 season, the first by a college team in modern football history. The Eagles, before a record crowd of 25,725 at Paulson Stadium, rallied to capture their third Division I-AA championship in five years. Junior quarterback Raymond Gross brought Southern back from two seven point deficits in the final 15 minutes. Junior fullback Joe Ross of Augusta carried 31 times for 152 yards and scored once. Gross rushed for 103 yards and passed for 113. Lumberjack quarterback Todd Hammel threw five interceptions, the fourth to free safety Taz Dixon at the SFA 30. Nine plays later, Dowis provided the margin of victory. Sophomore Kevin Whitley made 10 tackles for the Eagles, while junior Giff Smith and senior Darrell Hendrix contributed eight each. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN GEORGIA SOUTHERN GSC 1 10:41 GSC 1 7:58 SFA 1 0:19 SFA 2 8:50 GSC 2 4:27 GSC 2 0:21 SFA 2 0:00 SFA 3 11:19 SFA 3 5:27 GSC 4 14:57 SFA 4 12:32 GSC 4 5:58 GSC 4 1:41 SFA 18 32 74 303 73-422 1-12 41 15 5 0-0 6-56 4-26.0 6x15 26:50

7 14

10 6

10 0

7 17

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34 37

Raymond Gross 34-yd run (Mike Dowis kick) Terrence Sorrell fumble recovery in endzone (Dowis kick) Todd Hammel 1-yd run (Chuck Rawlinson kick) Larry Centers 12-yd pass from Hammel (Rawlinson kick) Dowis 30-yd field goal Dowis 37-yd field goal Rawlinson 53-yd field goal Rawlinson 53-yd field goal Joe Bradford 7-yd pass from Hammel (Rawlinson kick) Joe Ross 2-yd run (Dowis kick) Centers 46-yd pass from Hammel (Rawlinson kick) Ernest Thompson 1-yd run (Dowis kick) Dowis 20-yd field goal

TEAM STATS First Downs Rush Attempts Net Yards Rushing Passing Yards Total Plays-yards Sacks by (-yards) Pass Attempts Pass Completions Had Intercepted Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards Punts-Avg. Yards 3rd Down Conv. Time of Poss.

GSC 21 66 274 113 81-387 2-25 15 7 0 4-1 2-20 6-39.2 9x20 33:10

Georgia Southern 52, Villanova 36 Nov.25, Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro -First Round Junior fullback Joe Ross of Augusta rushed for 190 yards as the Eagles defeated Villanova 52-36 in first round action at Paulson Stadium. Ross scored on runs of 11 and 39 yards in the second half as Southern pulled away from the Yankee Conference co-champions - after typically trailing at intermission. Wildcat quarterback Kirk Schulz passed for 232 yards and two TDs the first 30 minutes as his team built a 21-13 lead. Then came quarter No. 3 and the Eagles ripped off 25 unanswered points. Georgia Southern scored on its first four possessions to grab a 38-21 advantage with 5:00 remaining. The barrage was capped by Raymond Gross’ nifty swing pass to Darryl Hopkins, who went 64 yards. Southern added 14 points in the fourth quarter. Its final score came on Rodney Oglesby’s 32yard interception return, marking the third time in three weeks that an Eagle defensive back had returned a pass theft to paydirt. Georgia Southern 45, Middle Tennessee State 3 Dec. 2, Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro -Quarterfinals Junior quarterback Raymond Gross passed for two touchdowns and ran for another and senior linebacker Bart Hughes scored on a 20-yard blocked punt return as Georgia Southern socked Middle Tennessee State 45-3 at Paulson Stadium. The victory was Southern’s 35th straight at home, a national I-AA record. Second team fullback Lester Efford gained a career best 123 yards on 21 carries. He replaced starter Joe Ross late in the first quarter. Ross picked up 34 yards on 10 attempts before a right knee injury forced him to the sidelines. Chuck McClurg’s block of a Chuck Daniel punt and Hughes’ subsequent ramble to the endzone put Southern ahead to stay with 7:56 left in the first quarter. Georgia Southern 45, Montana 15 Dec. 9, Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro -Semifinals Junior quarterback Raymond Gross completed seven of 10 passes for a career high 180 yards and two touchdowns and slotbacks Ernest Thompson, Karl Miller and Darryl Hopkins rushed for one score each as Georgia Southern blitzed Montana 45-15 in I-AA semifinal action at Paulson Stadium. For the second straight week, Southern struck for a season high 31 first half points.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing GSC- Ross: 31-152/1td; Gross: 26-103/1td. SFA- Centers: 22-63; Landry: 3-15. Passing GSC- Gross: 15-7-0,113/0td. SFA- Hammel: 40-15-5,303/3td. Receiving GSC- Miller: 2-53; Sorrell: 2-29. SFA- Bradford: 4-102-1; Centers: 2-58-2.

The Eagles celebrate their third national championship

Defensive Leaders GSC- Whitley: 10tt, 1tfl (-7), 1int; Hendrix: 9tt, Dixon: 7tt, 1int. SFA- Temple: 14tt, 2tfl (-6),1sck; Owens: 11tt.

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1990 N a tional Champions Overall Record: 12-3

1990

Sept. 1 Valdosta State Sept. 8 at Middle Tennessee State Sept. 15 at Florida State Sept. 22 Eastern Kentucky Sept. 29 Northeast Louisiana Oct. 6 at Marshall Oct. 20 at Central Florida Oct. 27 Savannah State Nov. 3 James Madison Nov. 10 at Chattanooga Nov. 17 Samford Nov. 24 ^The Citadel Dec. 1 ^Idaho Dec. 8 ^Central Florida Dec. 15 ^^Nevada

W 17-10 L 13-16 L 6-48 L 34-42 W 33-14 W 17-14 W 38-17 W 54-7 W 31-13 W 23-20 W 31-24 W 31-0 W 28-27 W 44-7 W 36-13

^NCAA I-AA Playoff Game, ^^NCAA I-AA National Championship (Statesboro, GA)

s t atis tical leaders Rushing: Player Joe Ross Lester Efford Karl Miller

ATT. 261 136 54

YDS. 1131 588 379

Avg 4.3 4.3 7.0

TD 17 4 1

Passing: Player Raymond Gross Albert Huntley

ATT. 233 8

COMP 137 6

YDS 2058 117

TD 13 1

Receiving: Player Karl Miller Terrance Sorrell

REC. 48 29

YDS. 585 673

TD 5 5

“They have a pretty good ball club but we had a

better defense

and something else they didn’t have, the

desire

to win. You can

measure people’s heights and weights and speeds, but you can’t measure wants and the size of

heart

. That’s someone’s what made the difference for us today.” - Steve Bussoletti, Defensive End for the 1990 Eagles

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GSU: Champions Again Eagles Claim Fourth I-AA Title (December 15, 1990) STATESBORO, Ga. - Quarterback Raymond Gross rushed for a gamehigh 145 yards and the Georgia Southern defense rose to the occasion with a crucial goal line stand early in the third quarter as the Eagles captured their fourth national championship in six years. Trailing 14-6 to open the second half, Nevada drove 74 yards in 14 plays to the Eagle 1-yard line. The Wolfpack was stuffed on four consecutive plays before Kevin McKelvie missed a 24-yard field goal. GSU answered with a pair of Darryl Hopkins touchdown runs to take a comfortable 27-6 lead midway through the final period. After Hopkins’ contributions, the Eagles added a 41-yard Mike Dowis field goal and closed the contest when true freshman defensive end Alex Mash returned a Chris Vargas pass 15 yards for a touchdown. NEVADA GEORGIA SOUTHERN GSU 1 11:34 UNR 1 5:05 GSU 2 2:38 UNR 2 0:03 GSU 3 2:23 GSU 4 14:52 UNR 4 6:22 GSU 4 1:06 GSU 4 0:44 UNR 21 33 56 265 86-321 1-4 53 27 2 1-1 10-77 6-38.8 9x20 34:30

3 7

3 7

0 6

7 16

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13 36

Joe Ross 14-yd run (Mike Dowis kick) Kevin McKelvie 37-yd field goal Raymond Gross 8-yd run (Dowis kick) McKelvie 44-yd field goal Darryl Hopkins 3-yd run (kick failed) Hopkins 18-yd run (Dowis kick) Ross Ortega 3-yd pass from Chris Vargas (McKelvie kick) Dowis 41-yd field goal Alex Mash 15-yd interception return (kick failed)

TEAM STATS First Downs Rush Attempts Net yards Rushing Passing yards Total plays-yards Sacks by (-yards) Pass Attempts Pass Completions Had Intercepted Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards Punts-Avg.yards 3rd Down Conv. Time of Poss.

GSU 20 58 323 69 63-392 4-34 5 2 0 5-4 8-66 2-37 8x12 25:30

Georgia Southern 31, The Citadel 0 Nov. 24, Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro -First Round The Eagles limited The Citadel to eight second half yards in a 31-0 first round rout of the Bulldogs. As The Citadel’s potent wishbone attack came to a screeching halt, GSU broke open a 10-0 halftime advantage with a 35 yard scoring pass from Raymond Gross to Terence Sorrell and TD runs by Karl Miller and Lester Efford. Gross completed 10-of-13 passes for 173 yards. Joe Ross led all rushers with 84 yards on 23 carries and scored Southern’s first TD. After the Gross to Sorrel pass capped Southern’s initial series of the second half, Kevin Whitley intercepted a Jack Douglas pass at the GSU 48. Miller highlighted a 52-yard, 8-play drive with a 20-yard scoring run. Efford’s seven yard effort topped an eight play, 72-yard scoring drive. Georgia Southern 28, Idaho 27 Dec. 1, Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro -Quarterfinals Middle linebacker Eugene Hayes’ recovery of a fumble at the Eagle 23 yard line with 2:27 remaining halted a possible game winning Idaho drive and Georgia Southern escaped with a 28-27 quarterfinal win over the Vandals. After the Eagles took a seemingly commanding 21-7 lead with 53 seconds left in the first half on a 3-yard TD run by Raymond Gross, Idaho countered with 17 unanswered points for a 24-21 advantage. Gross connected with Karl Miller from nine yards out late in the third quarter for what proved to be the deciding points. GSU surrendered a season high 528 yards total offense. Vandal quarterback Steve Nolan riddled the Eagle defense with 372 yards on a thenstadium record 32 completions (43 attempts), while Roman Carter led all rushers with 124 yards on 23 carries. Idaho passed the Eagle 30-yard line on three of its first four possessions but came away empty. Georgia Southern 44, Central Florida 7 Dec. 8, Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro -Semifinals A swarming defense slammed the door on Central Florida in the second half while the offense ripped off 35 unanswered points as GSU coasted in the semifinals. The Knights took an overdose of Southern’s defensive front, whose pressure forced 10 sacks. UCF also saw enough of quarterback Raymond Gross, who threw for two touchdowns in the decisive second half. Georgia Southern limited Central Florida to 81 yards total offense in the second half. The Knights generated just six rushing yards and 75 passing yards in the game’s final 30 minutes. Joe Ross led all rushers with 72 yards while Karl Miller covered a career high 111 yards on five catches.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing GSU- Gross: 31-145/1td, Hopkins: 5-86/2td. UNR- Whalen: 24-71. Passing GSU- Gross: 5-2-0,69/0td. UNR- Gatlin: 32-17-0, 156; Vargas: 21-10-2, 109/1td. Receiving GSU- Sorrell: 1-49; Miller: 1-20. UNR- Ortega: 10-82-1, Taylor: 5-67. Defensive Leaders GSU- Oglesby: 9tt; Whitley: 6tt; West: 6tt,1tfl (-2). UNR- Clafton: 18tt, 1sck; Buddy: 6tt, 1tfl (-1).

Defensive end Giff Smith

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1999

Sept. 4 Fayetteville State Sept. 11 • at Wofford Sept. 18 at Oregon State Sept. 25 • Chattanooga Oct. 2 • at VMI Oct. 9 • Western Carolina Oct. 16 • at Appalachian State Oct. 23 • The Citadel Oct. 30 • at East Tennessee State Nov. 6 • Furman Nov. 13 at Jacksonville State Nov. 27 ^Northern Arizona Dec. 4 ^Massachusetts Dec. 11 ^Illinois State Dec. 20 ^^Youngstown State

W 76-0 W 55-14 L 41-48 W 49-10 W 62-0 W 70-7 L 16-17 W 34-17 W 55-6 W 41-38 W 51-14 W 72-29 W 38-21 W 28-17 W 59-24

• Southern Conference game; ^NCAA I-AA Playoff Game; ^^NCAA I-AA National Championship (Chattanooga, TN)

s t atis tical leaders Rushing: Player Adrian Peterson Greg Hill J.R. Revere

ATT. 353 224 60

YDS. 2704 1529 452

Avg 7.7 6.8 7.5

TD 40 22 10

Passing: Player Greg Hill J.R. Revere

ATT. 128 35

COMP 72 16

YDS 1461 198

TD 11 1

Receiving: Player Chris Johnson Dedric Parham

REC. 28 22

YDS. 496 391

TD 4 2

“Top to bottom,

I don’t see any weaknesses, so I’m sure it matches up to any championship team.” - Jim Tressel, Former Youngstown State Head Coach

“They run the option the way it’s supposed to be run.”

- Dennis Erickson, Former Oregon State Head Coach

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Mission Accomplished

Eagles Capture Unprecedented Fifth National Title (December 18, 1999) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Georgia Southern waited a year to redeem itself in the Division I-AA championship. Once the game started, the Eagles ended the suspense by halftime. Adrian Peterson rushed for a championship game-record 247 yards on 25 carries and scored three touchdowns as Georgia Southern scored 28 unanswered points in the second quarter and routed Youngstown State 5924 becoming the first team to win five I-AA titles. The Walter Payton Award winner scored on runs of 3, 22 and 1 yards. Youngstown State, which came in with a defense that had been giving up just 166 yards rushing per game, couldn’t contain I-AA’s best rushing offense. The Eagles got 210 of their record-638 yards rushing in the second quarter and finished with 655 yards of offense compared to 338 for Youngstown State. The Penguins kept pace with Georgia Southern by scoring on their first two drives. Then Peterson got Georgia Southern going - putting the Eagles ahead to stay at 14-10 with 10:25 left in the second quarter on his first TD of the game. It was a showdown between I-AA’s two best teams. Youngstown State had won more games (100) than any other I-AA program this decade and Georgia Southern came in with more playoff victories than any other I-AA program. The two programs also came in with four I-AA championships each. GEORGIA SOUTHERN YOUNGSTOWN STATE GSU YSU GSU YSU GSU GSU GSU GSU YSU GSU GSU GSU YSU

1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 4

GSU 24 59 638 17 63-655 7-46 4 1 0 1-0 9-82 1-25.0 8x12 27:47

10:20 4:51 2:51 14:34 10:25 9:05 5:27 2:09 4:47 3:05 9:57 7:13 3:48

10 7

28 7

7 3

14 7

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59 24

Chris Chambers 25-yd field goal Adrian Brown 2-yd run (Mark Griffith kick) Greg Hill 42-yd run (Chambers kick) Jeff Ryan 3-yd run (Griffith kick) Adrian Peterson 3-yd run (Chambers kick) Bennie Cunningham 57-yd run (Chambers kick) Peterson 22-yd run (Chambers kick) Anthony Williams 72-yd punt return (Chambers kick) Griffith 30-yd field goal Peterson 1-yd run (Chambers kick) Mark Myers 5-yd run (Chambers kick) J.R. Revere 66-yd run (Chambers kick) Brown 1-yd run (Griffith kick)

TEAM STATS First Downs Rush Attempts Net yards Rushing Passing yards Total plays-yards Sacks by (-yards) Pass Attempts Pass Completions Had Intercepted Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards Punts-Avg.yards 3rd Down Conv. Time of Poss.

YSU 17 44 163 175 64-338 0-0 20 11 1 1-0 3-11 7-36.0 1x11 32:13

Georgia Southern 72, Northern Arizona 29 Nov. 27, Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro -First Round Greg Hill ran for four touchdowns and threw for two more as second seeded Georgia Southern routed 15th-seeded Northern Arizona 72-29 in the opening round of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. The senior quarterback had 206 yards rushing and scored on runs of five, 10, 32 and 73 yards. He was 4-of-6 passing for 100 yards and connected with Dedric Parham on a 13 yard score and Andre Weathers on a 73-yard bomb. After a 7-7 deadlock at the end of the opening quarter, the Eagles exploded for 23 unanswered points to take a 30-14 halftime lead. Southern outscored the Lumberjacks 42-15 in the final half, including a 21-0 run in the third quarter, for the win. GSU fullback Adrian Peterson rushed for 134 yards and scored on a one yard plunge. Georgia Southern set a then-new I-AA playoff record with 568 rushing yards and a school record with the most points in a post season game ever. Georgia Southern 38, Massachusetts 21 Dec. 4, Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro -Quarterfinals Adrian Peterson rushed for 333 yards on 32 carries and scored five touchdowns as second seeded Georgia Southern downed Massachusetts 38-21 in the NCAA Division I-AA quarterfinals. The sophomore fullback’s performance set a new NCAA Division I-AA playoff rushing record, shattering the previous mark of 250 yards by Northeast Louisiana’s Greg Robinson in 1992. Peterson, who battled a severe chest cold all afternoon, had three 25-yard touchdown runs as well as a three-yarder and a nine-yarder. Georgia Southern (10-2) took a slim 10-7 lead at halftime but outscored the Minutemen (9-4) 21-14 in the second half to secure the victory and successfully avenge a 55-43 loss to UMass in the 1998 National Championship game. The Eagles, who surrendered 303 rushing yards to the Minutemen in ‘98, allowed just 81 ground yards on 37 attempts - an average of just 2.2 yards per rush. Georgia Southern 28, Illinois State 17 Dec. 11, Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro -Semifinals Adrian Peterson rushed for 183 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Georgia Southern to a 28-17 victory over Illinois State in the Division I-AA semifinals. The win enabled the Eagles to advance to the I-AA National Championship game for the seventh time in 15 years. Peterson scored on runs of one and two yards late in the second quarter to break a 7-7 tie and added a 10-yarder in the fourth to clinch the victory. The 1999 Walter Payton Award winner also surpassed the 100 yard rushing mark for the 29th consecutive time. Georgia Southern held the Redbirds to 69 yards rushing while rolling up 363. Eagle quarterback Greg Hill rushed for 80 yards and one touchdown. He also was 3-of-7 passing for 76 yards and one interception.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing GSU- Peterson: 25-247/3td, Cunningham: 4-129/1td, Hill: 14-111/1td. YSU- Brown: 22-160/2td. Passing GSU- Hill: 4-1-0, 17/ YSU- Ryan: 20-11-1, 175/ Receiving GSU- Parham: 1-17. YSU- Ray: 4-90, Giles: 2-46, Williams: 2-14. Defensive Leaders GSU- Pesqueira: 11tt, 3 tfl (-22), 3 sck; Thompson: 11tt, 1int; Neese: 9tt,1tfl (-13), 1 sck. YSU- Johnson: 8tt; Vecchione: 6tt, 1tfl (-3); Swan: 6tt, 1tfl (-3).

Quarterback Greg Hill

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2000

Sept. 2 at Georgia Sept. 9 Johnson C. Smith Sept. 16 • Wofford Sept. 23 • at Chattanooga Sept. 30 • VMI Oct. 7 • at Western Carolina Oct. 14 • Appalachian State Oct. 21 • at The Citadel Oct. 28 • East Tennessee State Nov. 4 • at Furman Nov. 11 Elon Nov. 25 ^McNeese State Dec. 2 ^Hofstra Dec. 9 ^at Delaware Dec. 16 ^^Montana

L 7-29 W 57-12 W 24-17 W 31-10 W 56-3 W 42-24 W 34-28 W 27-10 W 42-7 L 10-45 W 32-9 W 42-17 W 48-20 W 27-18 W 27-25

• Southern Conference game; ^NCAA I-AA Playoff Game; ^^NCAA I-AA National Championship (Chattanooga, TN)

s t atis tical leaders Rushing: Player Adrian Peterson J.R. Revere Mark Myers

ATT. 338 262 54

YDS. 2056 976 689

Avg 6.1 3.7 12.8

TD 19 16 2

Passing: Player J.R. Revere Melvin Cox

ATT. 176 2

COMP 91 1

YDS 1639 12

TD 13 1

Receiving: Player Chris Johnson Andre Weathers

REC. 42 22

YDS. 988 273

TD 10 1

“Once they get in the playoffs, they understand

win or go home…They that it’s

understand that better than anyone in the country.” - Louis Ivory, Former Running Back at Furman University

played with a lot of heart and brought “They

this championship to us.”

- Paul Johnson, Former Eagle Head Coach on the 2000 Championship Team

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Believed It, Achieved It

Peterson’s Run Halts Grizzly Comeback Hopes (December 16, 2000) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Adrian Peterson rushed for 148 yards and Georgia Southern withstood a fourth quarter rally by Montana to win the 2000 NCAA I-AA National Championship 27-25 at Finley Stadium. The national championship is the second straight for Georgia Southern and its sixth in school history. With a 20-3 lead midway through the third quarter, Georgia Southern’s national championship hopes appeared solid. But Montana scored on three consecutive possessions to take a 23-20 lead. The Eagles answered on their first play from scrimmage when Peterson broke-off tackle for 57 yards and a touchdown to put GSU back in front, 27-23. Ryan Hadden ended one Montana drive in the fourth quarter with an interception while two other drives ended in loss of downs. In addition to Peterson’s rushing efforts, quarterback J.R. Revere completed five of eight passes for 113 yards. Georgia Southern built its 20-3 lead on a fumble recovery in the end zone by James McCoy that gave the Eagles a 7-0 lead just 1:41 into the game. Revere then hit Chris Johnson with a 49-yard scor