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Athletic Director Don Brubacher On July 30, 2008, Don Brubacher was named the fifth athletic director in the past 54 years at Hillsdale College. Following the strong character and tradition established by people like Jack McAvoy and Dr. Mike Kovalchik is no small task, but it’s one Brubacher has fully embraced entering his second year on the job. “I’ve been extremely impressed with the quality of coaches, athletes and staff we have here at Hillsdale. They have made this a very easy transition for me,” Brubacher said. “I not only want to maintain the great athletic tradition we have here, but to help our coaches achieve greater success in the future.” Brubacher knew plenty of success in his nine-year stint as athletic director at Tabor College, an NAIA school located in Hillsboro, Kansas. An alumn of the school, Brubacher coached men’s and women’s basketball at Tabor, as well as men’s and women’s soccer during a career that saw him spend nearly 30 years on the field of play. He takes a lot of pride in his classroom teaching experience as well, and draws many parallels between the experience a college student has in the classroom compared to that on the athletic field. “Our national search has produced an individual with an impressive understanding of the role that athletics plays in the formation of student character and how character development is essential to the mission of our institution,” said Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry Arnn. “In addition, we have found a man with a long, proven record of success in leading a college athletic program. Don Brubacher will be a perfect fit here.” Brubacher’s coaching career saw him earn many Coach of the Year accolades, and he led his men’s basketball teams to 12 conference championships. His women’s soccer teams also won a regular season conference championship, and a postseason tournament conference title. Brubacher started his college career at Heston College in Kansas, where he played soccer. He then moved on to Tabor College and played soccer and basketball, and was a First-Team All-Conference selection in basketball before his graduation in 1975.

Sports Information Director Br ad Monastiere Brad Monastiere was hired as the Sports Information Director for Hillsdale College on June 6, 2005. He spent the first nine years of his post-college career working as a sportswriter for two different newspaper groups in Oakland County. Just before his appointment with the college, Brad was the Sports Editor of the Hillsdale Daily News for 18 months. His duties include issuing press releases, updating and maintaining the school’s athletic website, media relations, general gameday

Associate A.D. Claudette Charney Claudette Charney is entering her eighth season with the Hillsdale College athletic department, filling the roles of both head women’s basketball coach and associate athletic director. Charney handles all of the NCAA clearinghouse and compliance issues for Hillsdale College, in addition to her coaching duties. She is also the school’s senior woman administrator. She is coming off the finest season of her 20-plus year coaching career, guiding the Chargers to the 2008-09 GLIAC championship. She also coached Katie Cezat to becoming the top player in all of Division II in 2008-09. Cezat was named the national player of the year by every organization and website that covered Division II women’s basketball last year. Charney is Hillsdale College’s all-time leader in women’s basketball coaching wins with 137, and three GLIAC South Division titles in her seven-year tenure. She also coached Hillsdale’s only other All-American player, Stephanie Heid, in 2002-03. She also served as the head coach at Grand Valley State, and is still the all-time winningest women’s basketball coach at Saginaw Valley State. Charney and her husband, Dr. Mark Kosciuszko, reside in Hillsdale.

Head Athletic Tr ainer Lynne Neukom Lynne Neukom is officially the head athletic trainer at Hillsdale College starting with the 2009-10 school year. She served in that role on an interim basis in 2008-09. A lifelong resident of Hillsdale County, Neukom graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1987, and enrolled in Hillsdale College that fall. She graduated in 1991 with a degree in Health and Physical Education. She worked as a graduate assistant for longtime head athletic trainer Paul Beachler, and went on to earn a master’s degree in health education – with an emphasis in athletic training – from Western Michigan University in 1993. Her husband, Jake is a physical therapist and a certified athletic trainer working for the Hillsdale Community Health Center. He regularly assists with the care of the athletes. Their children are Hannah (8), Jacob (6), and Keturah (4). They reside in Hillsdale. management and keep statistical records on all events. In November, 2006, Brad served as the tournament director for the Division II Great Lakes Regional Volleyball Tournament, hosted by Hillsdale College. He has also worked as an official statician for the 2007 and 2009 MHSAA state high school volleyball finals, as well as the 2007 and 2008 state high school baseball and softball finals. Brad is a 1996 graduate of Central Michigan University, with a degree in journalism. He’s won several awards for sportswriting at the collegiate and professional level. Brad and his fiancée Katie Norris are planning a July 2010 wedding.


‘ Charger Football Table of Contents Table of contents ..................................................1 Quick Facts ..........................................................2 2009 Season Preview ...........................................3 Head Coach Keith Otterbein ................................4 OC Barry Fagan/DC Craig Blanchard .................5 Charger Coaching Staff .................................... 6-7 Charger Support Staff ..........................................8 Alphabetical Roster ..............................................9 Numerical Roster ......................................... 10-11 Facilities .............................................................12 Player Profiles .............................................. 13-32 2009 Charger Opponents ............................. 33-35 2009 GLIAC Preseason Poll ..............................35 Covering the Chargers .......................................36 2009 Charger Football Statistics ........................37 GLIAC History ..................................................38 2008 GLIAC Statistical Leaders .................. 39-40 2008 GLIAC Standings......................................41 2008 Charger Football Awards...........................42 Charger Football History ............................. 43-47 Guide to Campus................................................48 Finding Your Way to Hillsdale ...........................49 Hillsdale-area Map .............................................50 About Hillsdale College.....................................51 President Dr. Larry Arnn ....................................52

The Coaches

The Facilities

The Players

The History

Media guide credits: Written and designed by Brad Monastiere. Special thanks to Katie Botsis for additional design support. Player photographs by Pete Mowry, Mark Rogers and Abby Ashmore.

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‘ Charger Football Quick Facts Name of School ................................................................................. Hillsdale College City/Zip......................................................................................... Hillsdale, MI 49242 Enrollment............................................................................................................. 1,200 Nickname ........................................................................................................Chargers Home Field ..............................................................Frank “Muddy” Waters Stadium Capacity ................................................................................................................. 8,500 Affiliation .........................................................................................NCAA Division II Conference ......................................................................................................... GLIAC President ............................................................................................... Dr. Larry Arnn Alma Mater ........................................................................................... Arkansas State Athletic Director ..................................................................................Don Brubacher Alma Mater ............................................................................................ Tabor College Faculty Representative .....................................................................Dr. Mickey Craig Athletic Department Phone ............................................................... (517) 437-7341 Athletic Department Fax .................................................................... (517) 607-3310

Top Returning Players OFFENSE QB Troy Weatherhead RB Vinnie Panizzi WR A.J. Kegg TE Matt Patillo OL Jared Veldheer OL Phil Doerfler

Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

Grand Rapids, Mich. Grosse Pointe, Mich. Gurnee, Ill. Mishawaka, Ind. Grand Rapids, Mich. Allen Park, Mich.

DEFENSE DE Drew Berube DL Jordan Knudsen DL Mark Yassay LB Mat Szula CB Lance Smith S Nick Hixson K Mark Petro

Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr.

Hillsdale, Mich. Indianapolis, Ind. Northville, Mich. Rockford, Ill. Grand Blanc, Mich. Remus, Mich. Rocky River, Ohio

Coaching Staff Head Coach ......................................................................................... Keith Otterbein Email .............................................................................keith.otterbein@hillsdale.edu Alma Mater/Year .................................................................................. Hillsdale/1979 Record at Hillsdale ............................................................................. 38-39/7 seasons Career Record ............................................................................... 98-78-3/15 seasons Office Phone ......................................................................................... (517) 607-3138 Offensive Coordinator ............................................................................. Barry Fagan Defensive Coordinator...................................................................... Craig Blanchard Linebackers Coach .................................................................................. John Lindley Defensive Line Coach .........................................................................Aaron Shreffler Offensive Line Coach .............................................................................Nate Shreffler H-backs and Tight Ends Coach................................................................Pat Hornak Kickers ............................................................................................... Dr. John Willson Director of Football Operations ...............................................................Pat Hornak Head Athletic Trainer .........................................................................Lynne Neukom

2009 Schedule Aug. 29 at St. Joseph’s College Sept. 5 vs. Michigan Tech Sept. 12 at Northwood Sept. 19 vs. University of Indianapolis Sept. 26 at Ashland Oct. 3 at Findlay Oct. 10 vs. Grand Valley State # Oct. 17 at Northern Michigan Oct. 24 vs. Wayne State Oct. 31 at Ferris State Nov. 7 vs. Tiffin # - Homecoming Bold - home game

2008 Results

Sports Information Sports Information Director ............................................................Brad Monastiere Office Phone ......................................................................................... (517) 607-3172 Office Fax .............................................................................................. (517) 607-3310 Email ..........................................................................brad.monastiere@hillsdale.edu Mailing Address .................................................... 201 Oak St., Hillsdale, MI 49242 Athletic Dept. Website ...................................................www.hillsdale.edu/athletics

Team Information 2008 Overall Record................................................................................................. 7-4 2008 Conference Record ..................................................................................6-4/4th Players Returning/Lost ........................................................................................71/23 Offensive Players Returning/Lost .......................................................................36/14 Defensive Players Returning/Lost ........................................................................ 31/9 Special Teams Players Returning/Lost................................................................... 4/0 Total Starters Returning/Lost ............................................................................... 15/9 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost .......................................................................... 7/4 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost ......................................................................... 6/5 Offensive System........................................................................... Multiple One-Back Defensive System ...................................................................................................... 4-3

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Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8

Hillsdale 49, St. Joseph’s 6 Michigan Tech 39, Hillsdale 36 Hillsdale 26, Northwood 7 Hillsdale 29, Indianapolis 17 Ashland 24, Hillsdale 17 Hillsdale 20, Findlay 13 Grand Valley State 41, Hillsdale 10 Hillsdale 49, Northern Michigan 25 Wayne State 14, Hillsdale 7 Hillsdale 34, Ferris State 14 Hillsdale 37, Tiffin 36

2008 All-GLIAC Players OL WR DL LB DL DB K P

Jared Veldheer A.J. Kegg Drew Berube Tom Korte Eric Weber Alex Wojcik Mark Petro Eric Schweller

First-Team First-Team First-Team First-Team Second-Team Second-Team Second-Team Second-Team


‘ Charger Football Season Preview: Reloaded Chargers ready to launch in 2009 The evolution of a college football program is a continual process. Even teams that win championships look to retool the following season. The Hillsdale College football team has undoubtedly turned a corner over the past two seasons. But that progress - in the form of 15 wins in two years - isn’t enough to satisfy head coach Keith Otterbein. Entering his eighth season leading the Charger team, Otterbein has returned the team to contender status in the GLIAC after Hillsdale endured a 10-year stretch with nine losing seasons. Hillsdale has racked up a 15-7 record over the past two seasons, and the 2009 season carries with it promise for even more wins, and dogged pursuit of an NCAA Division II playoff spot. “I feel real good about the kids we have in the program today. Their talent, work ethic and character all fit the mold of what goes into a championshiplevel football team,” Otterbein said. “Our wins have increased over the past couple years, but I know we’ve let some games slip away from us too. This year, we want to be better at finishing and turning those close losses into wins.” Hillsdale will boast of one of the most experienced group of skill-position players on offense of any team in the GLIAC this season. Quarterback Troy Weatherhead enjoyed a productive first season as the starter in 2008, throwing for 2,874 yards and 21 touchdown passes. He had three 300-yard passing games, and will have nearly his full complement of weapons at his disposal this year that he had last year. Protecting Weatherhead on the offensive line will be one of the top players at his position in the country, senior Jared Veldheer. A left tackle and second-year team captain, Veldheer has NFL potential, and stands 6-foot-8 with superior athletic ability and footwork. The Chargers have had one of the highest-scoring and most well-balanced offenses in the GLIAC each year he’s started. Running behind many of Veldheer’s blocks is third-year starting tailback Vinnie Panizzi. In his two seasons as a starter, Panizzi has rushed for nearly 2,200 yards and brings his move-the-chains, punishing running style to the Charger offense. Three of the team’s top four wide receivers return, and each bring a different style to their positions, making them extremely tough for defenses to gameplan for. Junior Andre Holmes is the team’s tallest (6-5) receiver, and is a bigplay threat every time he touches the football. Senior A.J. Kegg led the team in catches (74) and receiving yards (888) last year, and assumed a much bigger role in the offense. Junior Mike Blanchard has established himself as a tough and reliable slot receiver. Tight end Matt Patillo is another important cog in the offense and returns for his third season starting at that position. He caught 29 passes and scored four touchdowns in 2008, making him one of the GLIAC’s most productive tight ends. On defense, the most experienced position is without question the defensive line, where six players with at least three years starter-level experience apiece return. Senior Drew Berube, who led the GLIAC in sacks and tackles-for-loss last year, was tabbed the Preseason Division II Defensive Player of the Year by the Consensus Draft Services. Berube, a graduate of Hillsdale High School, is a strong, rangy defensive end who is difficult for any offensive lineman to contain. Joining Berube on the defensive line are veterans Jordan Knudsen, Andrew

Senior tight end Matt Patillo (80) is an important part of what could be an explosive offense for Hillsdale College in 2009. Yarbrough, Mark Yassay and Kam Mueller who bring nearly 14 combined years of starting experience to the defensive line position. Leading the linebacker position is team captain Mat Szula, who enjoyed a breakout season in 2008. He is one of the team’s hardest tacklers and possesses a knack for making game-turning plays. Sophomore Nate English leads a group of several young but emerging players on defense, and figures into the team’s starting plans for 2009. Senior Lance Smith, a three-year starter at defensive back, will serve as the third captain of this year’s team. Smith is a steady presence for the defense, a quality that will serve the team even more in 2009 with several younger players playing more prominent roles on the team. Nick Hixson, Joe Vear and David Bakker lead a young and hungry group of defensive players determined to make an impact on the 2009 Chargers. One of Hillsdale’s strengths figures to be its special teams, led by All-GLIAC placekicker Mark Petro and All-GLIAC punter Eric Schweller. Petro led the conference in field goals last year, while Schweller had the top punting average in the conference in 2008.

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‘ Charger Football HEAD COACH KEITH OTTERBEIN Recruit. Player. Starter. Leading tackler. Award winner. Alumn. Assistant coach. Rival coach. Mentor. Head coach. For more than half of his adult life, Keith Otterbein has filled virtually every imaginable role for the Hillsdale College football program. Now entering his eighth season as the leader of the Charger program, Otterbein has the rare combination of peace-of-mind for where he’s taken the team since he took over, and the burning desire to return the team to postseason play. “It’s been very gratifying to see the success our program has had over the past two years,” Otterbein said, referring to the team’s 15-7 record in 2007 and 2008. “But I also know we have the talent to participate in the postseason, Chargers head coach Keith Otterbein is joined by his family. Standing in the back are (left to right) son and that remains the goal of everyone associ- Brad, Keith, son Steve; (front left to right) wife Amy, and daughter Alyssa. ated with this team.” Including a very successful nine-year run athletic director Jack McAvoy. Otterbein played to Hillsdale awaited in December 2001, when with Ferris State, Otterbein sits just two wins for the Chargers from 1975-78 and went on to Otterbein was named the program’s sixth head away from 100 for his coaching career. He’s led become the first player in school history to be coach since 1954. Since returning to his alma mater, Otterbein Hillsdale College to its first set of back-to-back named the team’s best linebacker three years in a row. He also earned the National Football has spent considerable time upgrading the prowinning seasons since 1995 and 1996, and has fully stocked the program with talent on both Foundation Scholar-Athlete award while play- gram’s facilities. A complete locker room renoing for Hillsdale. vation was finished in time for the 2007 season, sides of the ball. He didn’t wait long aft er graduating to get wrapping up a four-year campaign. Lettering That talent is reflected in the success of reinto the coaching profession. He put in time was added to the face of the press box, and cent graduates, like Mark Nicolet, currently as a position coach under Dick Lowry at Hillssignage highlighting Hillsdale’s bowl-game apthe starting quarterback for the Green Bay Blizzard for afl2, and Tom Korte, who signed dale, and College Football Hall of Famer Herb pearances now adorn the stadium, thanks primarily to Otterbein’s efforts. a two-year contract with the defending Su- Deromedi at Central Michigan University. Aft er an apprenticeship under two highly “It’s special for me to come back to the college per Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Curacclaimed coaches, Otterbein made his mark I attended, and to be in the position I’m in,” Otrent players Jared Veldheer, Drew Berube and Mark Petro have garnered attention from NFL by becoming the youngest head college foot- terbein said. “I believe in the mission of Hillsscouts, and achieved pre-season All-American ball coach in the nation when he was hired dale and the education kids will receive when by Ferris State University before the 1986 sea- they come to our school. I also think they’re honors. “I am fortunate to work with a staff that has son. Taking the job at the age of 28, Otterbein going to be part of a pretty good football team a great work ethic, sets a great example for our quickly turned the Bulldogs into a national and form great memories while they’re here.” Keith and his wife Amy have been married players, and can recruit to this school,” Ot- power, winning 30 of his last 36 games coached for 29 years. Their oldest son Steve, a 2007 at the school and guiding the team to three Diterbein said. “The work those guys put in the Hillsdale College graduate, is entering his third vision II playoff appearances. He was named offseason has been reflected in our won-loss season as part of the football coaching staff at the Regional Coach of the Year following the record over the past two years.” Eastern Michigan University. Their son Brad is Otterbein’s relationship with Hillsdale began 1992 and 1994 seasons at Ferris State. Otterbein then got a taste of coaching at the a junior on this year’s Charger football team, when he was recruited out of Southfield-LathDivision I level, leading the running backs at while daughter Alyssa graduated from Hillsrup High School by beloved former coach and Ball State University from 1995-2001. A return dale College in May.

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‘ Charger Football DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR CR AIG BLANCHARD Now entering his fifth season as the defensive coordinator for the Hillsdale College football program, Craig Blanchard has led a resurgence of the defense that has produced excellent statistics in recent years, along with a high number of individual accolades for players on his side of the ball. Blanchard brings intensity to his coaching style every day at practice, and during each game. As the defensive unit has improved its overall performance over the past few years, players like Tom Korte and Drew Berube have earned individual recognition. Korte, a four-year starter at linebacker under Blanchard, signed with the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers in the spring of 2009. Berube was named the preseason Division II National defensive player of the year by the Consensus Draft Services. Berube is entering his fourth season as a starter on the defensive line.

In 2007, Blanchard coached the defense to one of its finest performances in years in a 37-0 shutout of a powerful Michigan Tech team. It was Hillsdale’s first shutout victory in 11 seasons. Blanchard is proud of his local roots, having been a standout running back at nearby Jonesville High School in the 1970s. He led the state in rushing yards as a senior before competing collegiately at Grand Valley State University. He later returned to Hillsdale to begin his coaching career under former Chargers’ head man Dick Lowry. Blanchard would go on to coach a number of successful players at programs like Eastern Michigan, Saginaw Valley State and the University of Indianapolis. While at UIndy, Blanchard guided two players who would go on to be named First-Team All-American. Three of Blanchard’s children have competed in athletics at the collegiate level. His oldest daughter, Lauren (24), played softball at Adrian

The Blanchard family in 2009. College. Daughter Kathryn, a standout at Hillsdale High School, recently completed a fouryear career playing softball at the University of Indianapolis. Son Michael is a junior wide receiver on this year’s Charger team, while youngest son Aaron will be a senior Hillsdale High School. Craig’s wife Melanie works as a nurse at the Hillsdale Community Health Center.

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR BARRY FAGAN

Barry Fagan offers a high-five to running back Brad Spencer after he scored a touchdown during the team’s spring game in April. Fagan’s enthusiasm and skill make him a big asset on the Chargers’ coaching staff.

A football-coaching lifer, Barry Fagan practices his craft with equal parts passion and philosophy. The Chargers’ offensive coordinator has enjoyed a wide-ranging experience in coaching college football, in several positions at both Division I and II levels. But here at Hillsdale, Fagan has found a comfort zone, and particularly in the past two years, a great amount of success. Throughout his coaching career, Fagan has unleashed explosive offenses on the GLIAC. In 1995, he guided a Ferris State offense that was ranked No. 1in the nation in Division II, and made it to the national semifinals. In 2007, Fagan took the Charger offense on a scoring run unprecedented in the school’s 118-year history, setting several single-season offensive records. In 2008, with a first-year starting quarterback and young players throughout the lineup, Fagan helped lead the team to 365 points scored, one of the finest offensive seasons in school history. Fagan’s playing career took him to Penn State University, where he was a wide receiver under the guidance of legendary head coach Joe Paterno. Although his playing career was cut short

because of an injury, he retained enough from that Nittany Lion coaching staff to enter the field himself shortly after graduating. He joined forces with Keith Otterbein at Ferris State University in 1986, where the two teamed up to lead the Bulldogs to one of their most successful eras in program, history. As offensive coordinator at Ferris State, Fagan guided the career of Bill Love, who in 1995, finished as the runner-up in the Harlon Hill Trophy balloting, the Division II version of the Heisman Trophy. That Bulldog team led the nation in offense in 1995 under Fagan’s careful leadership. Fagan and Otterbein reunited at Hillsdale College prior to the 2002 season. Since then, they have worked tirelessly to reestablish the winning tradition of Charger football, and the team’s 15-7 record over the past two seasons is evidence that the winning ways are back. “To watch a game plan come together after a week’s worth of preparation is a great feeling,” Fagan said. Fagan and his wife Amy have a nine-year-old daughter, Maura.

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‘ Charger Football Linebackers John Lindley John Lindley enters his fifth season coaching the Hillsdale College linebackers. His previous coaching stops have included Central Michigan University, Tiffin University, Michigan Tech University and Eastern Michigan University. An enthusiastic and passionate coach, Lindley hits the practice field with one standing philosophy: “We will be the most aggressive linebacking unit in football.” Under Lindley’s guidance, linebacker Tom Korte put together an outstanding four-year career for the Chargers, and signed with the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers in the spring. Lindley was an assistant coach at CMU under newly elected College Football Hall of Famer Herb Deromedi in 1991 when the Chippewas upset thenNo. 18 ranked Michigan State, 20-3. In the summer of 2006, Lindley enjoyed one of the great experiences of his life when he observed U.S. Marine Corps training procedures at the base in Quantico, Va.

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Tight ends/H-Backs Pat Hornak A popular, veteran member of the coaching staff, Pat Hornak plays an important role in the day-to-day running of the Charger football program. Pat is entering his second season as the tight ends and H-backs coach, in addition to his widely ranging duties as director of football operations. In his first season of coaching the H-backs and tight ends in 2007, Pat played an instrumental role in Hillsdale’s record-breaking offense. Both of those positions play critical roles in the diversity and depth of the Charger offense. Pat’s responsibilities as DFO include equipment maintenance and repair as well as game and practice video responsibility. Pat joined the Hillsdale College football program as a player in 1999, and is in his eighth season as part of the team’s coaching staff. This year, Pat’s nephew Tim joins the Charger program as a freshman offensive lineman.

Offensive Line Nate Shreffler

Defensive Line Aaron Shreffler

A 1993 graduate of Hillsdale College, Nate Shreffler enters his ninth season on the Charger staff, coaching the position he once played, offensive line. Shreffler joins Keith Otterbein as the only Hillsdale alumns currently on the full-time football staff, and Shreffler is the longest-tenured coach on the current staff. Over the past few years, Shreffler’s offensive lines have been among the conference leaders in fewest sacks allowed. One of his players, junior Jared Veldheer, was picked as a preseason Division II All-American by The Sporting News. Shreffler was part of a strong offensive line under former head coach Dick Lowry from 1989-92. He helped lead the way for Jeff Cameron, Hillsdale’s No. 3 all-time leading rusher. Shreffler played on the offensive line back in November 1989, when Cameron set Nate and his wife Jill reside in a school single-game rushing record with 295 yards vs. the University of Hillsdale with their three daughters, Emma, Sarah and Grace. Indianapolis.

Aaron Shreffler is entering his third season coaching the Chargers’ defensive line. He previously served at Georgia Southern, where he coached the offensive line. He played for Ohio University from 1992-97 under head coach Jim Grobe. Shreffler joins his brother Nate on the Charger coaching staff for the third year. The two brothers coach opposing positions - the offensive line and defensive line. In 2009, the defensive line figures to be a position of strength for the Chargers, with as many as seven players getting starter-level playing time. . Young players have thrived under Shreffler’s coaching, with returning starters Drew Berube and Jordan Knudsen making strong contributions Aaron and his wife Molly reside in to the unit since they were true Hillsdale, with their new daughter Lilly, freshmen. born on March 15, 2009.


‘ Charger Football Kickers Dr. John Willson Dr. John Willson returns for his third season, and his second tenure, as the kicking coach for the Chargers. Dr. Willson was inducted into the Hillsdale College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005 and has spent many years as part of the coaching staff. He also was the founding coach of the college’s women’s track and cross country programs. Dr. Willson has two granddaughters currently competing in athletics at Hillsdale College. Anna will be a senior on the track team, and Clara is entering her sophomore season on the volleyball team.

Wide Receivers Fr. Duane Beauchamp Father Duane Beauchamp has been a Hillsdale College institution for more than two decades. In 2009, he takes on a new role with the college, joining the football team’s coaching staff as its wide receivers coach. He will continue in his role as the team’s academic advisor. Fr. Beauchamp recently retired as the chaplain for the college, a position he held since 1988. He also held the titles of director of volunteer services and assistant director of student activities. He’s also been heavily involved with the Habitat for Humanity program, which has taken him on mission trips around the world.

Student Coaches

Vince Alentado

Derek Drelles

Garrett Chapel

Zach Rausch Head coach Keith Otterbein explains a play during spring practice.

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‘ Charger Football Athletic Director Don Brubacher On July 30, 2008, Don Brubacher was named the fifth athletic director in the past 54 years at Hillsdale College. Following the strong character and tradition established by people like Jack McAvoy and Dr. Mike Kovalchik is no small task, but it’s one Brubacher has fully embraced entering his second year on the job. “I’ve been extremely impressed with the quality of coaches, athletes and staff we have here at Hillsdale. They have made this a very easy transition for me,” Brubacher said. “I not only want to maintain the great athletic tradition we have here, but to help our coaches achieve greater success in the future.” Brubacher knew plenty of success in his nine-year stint as athletic director at Tabor College, an NAIA school located in Hillsboro, Kansas. An alumn of the school, Brubacher coached men’s and women’s basketball at Tabor, as well as men’s and women’s soccer during a career that saw him spend nearly 30 years on the field of play. He takes a lot of pride in his classroom teaching experience as well, and draws many parallels between the experience a college student has in the classroom compared to that on the athletic field. “Our national search has produced an individual with an impressive understanding of the role that athletics plays in the formation of student character and how character development is essential to the mission of our institution,” said Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry Arnn. “In addition, we have found a man with a long, proven record of success in leading a college athletic program. Don Brubacher will be a perfect fit here.” Brubacher’s coaching career saw him earn many Coach of the Year accolades, and he led his men’s basketball teams to 12 conference championships. His women’s soccer teams also won a regular season conference championship, and a postseason tournament conference title. Brubacher started his college career at Heston College in Kansas, where he played soccer. He then moved on to Tabor College and played soccer and basketball, and was a First-Team All-Conference selection in basketball before his graduation in 1975.

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Associate A.D. Claudette Charney Claudette Charney is entering her eighth season with the Hillsdale College athletic department, filling the roles of both head women’s basketball coach and associate athletic director. Charney handles all of the NCAA clearinghouse and compliance issues for Hillsdale College, in addition to her coaching duties. She is also the school’s senior woman administrator. She is coming off the finest season of her 20-plus year coaching career, guiding the Chargers to the 2008-09 GLIAC championship. She also coached Katie Cezat to highest honors in all of Division II in 2008-09. Cezat was named the national player of the year by every organization and website that covered Division II women’s basketball last year. Charney is Hillsdale College’s all-time leader in women’s basketball coaching wins with 137, and three GLIAC South Division titles in her seven-year tenure. She also coached Hillsdale’s only other All-American player, Stephanie Heid, in 2002-03. She also served as the head coach at Grand Valley State, and is still the all-time winningest women’s basketball coach at Saginaw Valley State. Charney and her husband, Dr. Mark Kosciuszko, reside in Hillsdale.

Head Athletic Tr ainer Lynne Neukom Lynne Neukom is officially the head athletic trainer at Hillsdale College starting with the 2009-10 school year. She served in that role on an interim basis in 2008-09. A lifelong resident of Hillsdale County, Neukom graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1987, and enrolled in Hillsdale College that fall. She graduated in 1991 with a degree in Health and Physical Education. She worked as a graduate assistant for longtime head athletic trainer Paul Beachler, and went on to earn a master’s degree in health education – with an emphasis in athletic training – from Western Michigan University in 1993. Her husband, Jake is a physical therapist and a certified athletic trainer working for the Hillsdale Community Health Center. He regularly assists with the care of the athletes. Their children are Hannah (8), Jacob (6), and Keturah (4). They reside in Hillsdale.


‘ Charger Football ALPHABETICAL ROSTER Bakker, David - 7 Bedway, Ron - 71 Bergquist, Bren - 84 Bernardi, Stefan - 11 Berube, Drew - 99 Blanchard, Mike - 5 Bloemers, Ross - 10 Brown, Zach - 79 Bryan, Matt - 12 Bundy, Nathan - 51 Burke, Eric - 47 Buss, Andy - 96 Cangelosi, Lou - 25 Carson, Kyle - 29 Cashin, Mike - 77 Cherocci, Zach - 75 Clow, Casey - 37 Comasco, Vince - 8 Cunningham, Kevin - 90 Danko, Will - 33 Doerfler, Phil - 54 Duey, Evan - 72 Embry, Steven - 45 English, Nate - 52 Gaines, Daniel - 43 Galvan, Nick - 36 Gange, Justen - 74 Geerlings, Aric - 39 Glendening, Joe - 32 Grant, Steve - 98 Harbour, Patrick - 70 Harding, Steven - 31 Henderson, Cody - 2 Hershock, Kevin - 48 Hixson, Nick - 17 Hojnacki, Ed - 35 Holmes, Andre - 81 Hornak, Tim - 67 Jacobson, Evan - 21 Jones, Ben - 61 Kanitz, Bill - 85 Karaba, Ben - 26 Kegg, A.J. - 3 Kendrick, Michael - 58 Knudsen, Jordan - 56 Kramer, Trent - 63 Landry, Nicholas - 65 Loy, D.J. - 53 Lozier, Martin - 37

McGreevy, Colin - 92 Meador, Reid - 73 Meece, Mackie - 64 Mifsud, Anthony - 15 Mott, Andrew - 40 Morelli, Zachary - 91 Moynihan, Devin - 46 Mueller, Kam - 94 Norris, Jesse - 20 Otterbein, Brad - 9 Panizzi, Vinnie - 22 Patillo, Matt - 80 Petro, Mark - 97 Plaskey, Jimmie - 50 Riebold, Ridge - 41 Russell, Braden - 27 Ryan, Patrick - 76 Sandner, Tyler - 28 Schweller, Eric - 82 Sharp, Jordan - 59 Silm, Greg - 13 Smith, Lance - 19 Sparks, Greg - 69 Spencer, Brad - 30 Stempien, Joe - 38 Szula, Mat - 4 Tabone, Kevin - 89 Terhune, Matt - 87 Thompson, Brian - 24 Thompson, Jed - 34 Vear, Joe - 1 Veldheer, Jared - 66 Wade, Marcellus - 55 Wade, Nate - 6 Weatherhead, Troy - 16 Weaver, Andrew - 22 White, Cam - 23 Wilburn, Andrew - 18 Wiska, Ryon - 62 Wood, Ben - 49 Yarbrough, Andrew - 44 Yassay, Mark - 75

Kam Mueller

A.J. Kegg

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‘ Charger Football NUMERICAL ROSTER

10

1 2

Joe Vear Cody Henderson

DB DB

So. Jr.

6-5 6-1

220 186

Hillsdale, Mich./Hillsdale Arcadia, Ind./High School

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 37 38 39 40 41 43 44 45

A.J. Kegg Mat Szula Mike Blanchard Nate Wade David Bakker Vince Comasco Brad Otterbein Ross Bloemers Stefan Bernardi Matt Bryan Gregory Silm Anthony Mifsud Troy Weatherhead Nick Hixson Andrew Wilburn Lance Smith Jesse Norris Evan Jacobson Vinnie Panizzi Andrew Weaver Cam White Brian Thompson Ben Karaba Braden Russell Tyler Sandner Kyle Carson Brad Spencer Steven Harding Joe Glendening Will Danko Jed Thompson Ed Hojnacki Nick Galvan Martin Lozier Casey Clow Joe Stempien Aric Geerlings Andrew Mott Ridge Riebold Daniel Gaines Andrew Yarbrough Steven Embry

WR LB WR DB LB DB WB DB DB QB DB QB QB DB P DB LB WR RB DB HB RB DB DB DB LB RB DB RB DB DB WR DB HB RB LB WR/DB WR LB LB DL LB/K

Sr. Sr. Jr. RS-Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. So. RS-Fr. RS-Fr. Jr. So. So. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. RS-Fr. Jr. RS-Fr. Jr. So. Jr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr.

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

192 221 189 201 229 212 200 184 182 209 187 208 205 183 202 195 215 194 203 165 235 199 177 191 192 195 193 183 178 169 222 207 189 171 195 201 169 213 221 231 196

Gurnee, Ill./High School Rockford, Ill./Lutheran Hillsdale, Mich./Hillsdale Salem, Ind./Eastern Holland, Mich./West Ottawa Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt Hillsdale, Mich./Hillsdale Holland, Mich./West Ottawa St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair Carrollton, Ohio/Carrollton St. Johns, Mich./St. Johns Dearborn, Mich./Dearborn Grand Rapids, Mich./Comstock Park Remus, Mich./Chippewa Hills Rockford, Mich./Rockford Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc Lima, Ohio/Shawnee Commerce, Mich./Walled Lake Northern Grosse Pointe, Mich./South Plymouth. Mich./Christian Academy Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central Wauwatosa, Wisc./East Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick Manistee, Mich./Catholic Central Grand Rapids, Mich./Catholic Central Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc Maumee, Ohio/Maumee Livonia, Mich./Detroit Catholic Central East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Brother Rice Gaines, Mich./Byron Commerce, Mich./Walled Lake Northern Adrian, Mich./Adrian Jackson, Mich./Lumen Christi Jonesville, Mich./Jonesville Bronson, Mich./Bronson Norton Shores, Mich./East Kentwood Paulding, Ohio/Paulding Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Simpsonville, SC/Hillcrest Tecumseh, Mich./Tecumseh Clinton, Mich./Clinton


‘ Charger Football NUMERICAL ROSTER 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 75 76 77 79 80 81 82 84 85 87 90 91 92 94 96 97 98 99

Devin Moynihan Eric Burke Kevin Hershock Ben Wood James Plaskey, Jr. Nathan Bundy Nate English D.J. Loy Phil Doerfler Marcellus Wade Jordan Knudsen Michael Kendrick Jordan Sharp Kevin Tabone Ben Jones Ryon Wiska Trent Kramer Mackie Meece Nicholas Landry Jared Veldheer Tim Hornak Gregory Sparks Patrick Harbour Ron Bedway Evan Duey Reid Meador Justen Gange Mark Yassay Zach Cherocci Patrick Ryan Mike Cashin Zach Brown Matt Patillo Andre Holmes Eric Schweller Bren Bergquist Bill Kanitz Matt Terhune Kevin Cunningham Zachary Morelli Colin McGreevy Kam Mueller Andy Buss Mark Petro Steve Grant Drew Berube

LB LB HB LB OL/DL DL LB OL OL LB DL OL DL TE OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL DL DL OL OL OL TE WR DL/P TE HB TE DL DL K DL WR K K DL

Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. RS-Fr. Fr. So. RS-Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. RS-Fr. Fr. RS-Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. So. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. RS-Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. RS-Fr. Fr. RS-Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. RS-Fr. Sr.

5-10 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-9 6-5 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-7 6-3 6-5 6-1 6-5 6-8 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-3 6-5 6-3 6-5 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-3 5-9 5-9 6-1 6-4

222 190 241 221 269 248 214 293 269 215 256 285 226 255 200 275 253 298 268 321 215 301 297 263 281 276 262 292 242 262 238 335 249 195 249 243 243 238 254 208 171 265 165 186 221 261

Livonia, Mich./Churchill Indianapolis, Ind./Heritage Christian Marshall, Mich./Marshall Saline, Mich./Saline Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Brother Rice Greenfield, Ind./Mt. Vernon Hillsdale, Mich./Hillsdale Westerville, Ohio/Westerville Allen Park, Mich./Allen Park Farmington, Mich./Farmington Indianapolis, Ind./Ben Davis Park Ridge, Ill./Maine Township South Whiteland, Ind./Whiteland Community Livonia, Mich./Churchill Muskegon, Mich./Catholic Central Redford, Mich./Detroit Catholic Central Zeeland, Mich./Hudsonville Yorktown, Ind./Yorktown Milford, Mich./Detroit Catholic Central Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Northern Muskegon, Mich./Catholic Central Huntington Valley, Ohio/University Schools Macomb, Mich./Dakota Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich./North Northville, Mich./Northville Whiteland, Ind./Whiteland Community Pontiac, Mich./Notre Dame Prep Northville, Mich./Northville Rochester Hills, Mich./Brother Rice Davison, Mich./Davison Independence, Ohio/Independence Canal Winchester, Ohio/Canal Winchester Mishawaka, Ind./Penn Elk Grove, Ill./James B. Conant Bellbrook, Ohio/Bellbrook Davisburg, Mich./Clarkston Cadillac, Mich./Cadillac Ossian, Ind./Norwell Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy Wyandotte, Mich./Roosevelt Troy, Mich./Notre Dame Prep Oxford, Mich./Oxford Rochester Hills, Mich./Brother Rice Rocky River, Ohio/Lutheran West Royal Oak, Mich./Royal Oak Hillsdale, Mich./Hillsdale

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‘ Charger Football FACILITIES

Re-named after the legendary head coach, Frank “Muddy” Waters Stadium is situated on the east end of campus, and seats approximately 8,500 fans. Hillsdale College football teams have been playing on this same spot of earth for more than 60 years. The stadium has recently undergone several significant upgrades. New ProGrass artifical surface was installed before the 2005 season, and banners and press box lettering were added before the 2006 season. One of the longest-running projects in the program’s history came to fruition in January 2007, when the refurbished locker room was in place and ready for use. The area is now known as the Frank “Muddy” Waters/Joseph M. Vijuk Locker Room, named in honor of the former coach and former All-American player, whose generous donation helped finish off the gorgeous locker room.

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‘ Charger Football Joe Vear

1

Cody Henderson

2

Class: Jr. Position: DB Height: 6-1 Weight: 186 Hometown: Arcadia, IN High School: Hamilton Heights

Class: Soph. Position: DB Height: 6-3 Weight: 201 Hometown: Hillsdale, MI High School: Hillsdale

2008: Played in all 11 games, gaining valuable experience in the secondary...Recorded 15 total tackles, with five solo stops...Will have a chance to start in 2009...2007: Named team’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week on Nov. 6...Redshirted as a true freshman...High School: Helped lead the Hillsdale High School Hornets to a 12-1 record in 2006 and an appearance in the state semifinals...Prep teammate of current fellow Chargers Mike Blanchard and Nate English...One of the top offensive weapons on a high-scoring team...Also played on the 2007 Hornets baseball team that won the Division III state championship...Born April 10, 1989...Parents are Rick and Marie.

2008: Completed second season as a starter and is a mainstay in the secondary...Started all 11 games and finished with 46 tackles, with 24 solo tackles...Had a career-high nine tackles in a win at Indianapolis, and recovered a fumble in the Homecoming win over Findlay...2007: Named team’s Freshman of the Year...Earned starting defensive back spot in the third week and remained a starter through the rest of the season...Named Defensive Player of the Week by the coaching staff after Oct. 13 game vs. Wayne State...Also earned spot on One-Play Warrior Club...Had 43 total tackles, including an impressive 3.5 tackles-for-loss from his safety position...High School: Set six receiving records for Hamilton Heights High School...Also named defensive MVP twice... Earned All-State, All-County and All-Conference accolades...Born May 26, 1988...Parents are Mark and Colleen.

A.J. Kegg

Mat Szula

3 Class: Sr. Position: WR Height: 6-1 Weight: 192 Hometown: Gurnee, il High School: Warren Twp.

2008: Put together one of the most productive seasons from the wide receiver position in Charger history...His 74 receptions were the second-most in a single season in school history...Had 888 receiving yards with nine touchdowns... Caught at least one TD pass in seven of 11 games, including two vs. St. Joseph’s and Tiffin in the season’s first and last games, respectively...Had four 100-yard receiving games, including a career-high 129 vs. St. Joseph’s in the season opener, and 122 at Wayne State...Tied for second in the GLIAC in receptions per game and was sixth in receiving yardage in the conference...Named team’s Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 26 and Nov. 9...2007: Emerged as important cog in offense as H-back...Finished third on team with 32 catches and 435 receiving yards...Named team’s offensive player of the week Oct. 20 vs. Mercyhurst...Had a touchdown catch vs. Saginaw Valley in season finale...High School: Named Most Improved Player as a senior at Warren Township High School...Had 36 catches for 450 yards and one touchdown...Helped lead high school team to 8-3 record as a senior, and his teams went a combined 28-11 during his four-year high school career...Named Second-Team All-Area and honorable mention AllConference...Born Aug. 3, 1987...Parents are Dan and Sandra.

4 Class: Sr. Position: LB Height: 6-1 Weight: 221 Hometown: rockford, il High School: lutheran

Named team captain after the conclusion of spring practice...2008: Had his best season as a junior, starting at linebacker in all 11 games...Had 72 total tackles, 7.5 tackles-for-loss, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and three interceptions...Had a knack for forcing turnovers and making big plays throughout the season...Returned a pick for 40 yards in a win over Indianapolis... Returned a fumble for 82 yards that helped sew up a victory over Northwood... Averaged 22 yards per interception return...Is one of the defense’s most consistent players...Awarded the E.P.E.P. Award twice, one of just two players on the team to earn the award more than once...Had a career-high 10 total tackles at Wayne State Oct. 25...2007: Excelled in role as backup linebacker, playing in all 11 games... Finished fifth on team in total tackles with 50 and had two interceptions... Very efficient, productive player who gives Chargers luxury of quality depth at linebacker...Poised for starting role in 2008...2006: Saw action in six games, making three solo tackles...Born June 27, 1987...Parents are Mark and Janice.

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‘ Charger Football Mike Blanchard

5

Class: Jr. Position: WR Height: 5-10 Weight: 189 Hometown: Hillsdale, MI High School: Hillsdale

6

Wade

Class: rs-fr. Position: DB Height: 5-11 Weight: 201 Hometown: salem, IN High School: eastern

2008: Settled in as a starting wide receiver and is one of the team’s most versatile and valuable contributors...Caught 31 passes for 284 yards...Was also the team’s primary punt returner, fielding 13 returns for 110 yards...Also threw a 39-yard pass that led to the deciding touchdown in the Homecoming win over Findlay Oct. 4...2007: One of three true freshman to play consistently for the Chargers...Scored a touchdown on his first collegiate catch, Sept. 1 vs. Gannon...Finished season with five catches for 47 yards...High School: Highly decorated and successful athlete at Hillsdale High School...Son of Chargers’ defensive coordinator Craig Blanchard...Named First- Team All-State Class B quarterback by the AP in 2006...Broke six school records, including most passing and rushing yards in a season...Led Hornets to first-ever state baseball championship in June 2007...Starter on 200405 Hillsdale High School boys basketball team that went 25-1...Born April 3, 1989...Parents are Craig and Melanie.

2008: Redshirted as a true freshman…High School: Record-setting quarterback at Eastern High School in Pelkin, Ind….Set singlegame and single season records for all-purpose yards, passing yards, touchdown passes and rushing yards…Named team MVP twice and won the mental toughness award…Named All-Conference as a senior…Also a member of SADD, the student theater, student council, Spanish Club, pep club and served as class officer…Born May 5, 1990…Parents are Randy and Sherry.

David Bakker

Brad Otterbein

7

Class: Soph. Position: lB Height: 6-3 Weight: 229 Hometown: Holland, MI High School: West Ottawa

2008: One of several emerging young players on defense who will play a greater role on the field in 2009...Played in all 11 games in 2008, picking up 16 total tackles...Had a sack for an eight-yard loss in a Sept. 13 win over Northwood...2007: Named team’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week after Week 4...Redshirted as a freshman... High School: Team captain in 2006 and First-Team All-Conference selection...High school teammate of Ross Bloemers...Named Academic All-State in 2005...Led the Panthers to OK Red Conference title in 2006...President of the National Honor Society from 2005- 2007...Born Nov. 2, 1988...Parents are Mitch and Christine.

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Nate

9

Class: jr. Position: QB Height: 5-10 Weight: 200 Hometown: Hillsdale, MI High School: Hillsdale

2008: Saw action in seven games as the team’s backup quarterback... Adds toughness and intelligence to the team’s deep crew of quarterbacks...Completed five passes in win over Indianapolis Sept. 20...2007: Redshirted...2006: Led Chargers to thrilling 14-13 homecoming win over Indianapolis in his first collegiate start...Played in five games total, completing 59 percent of his passes...Older brother Steve played for the Chargers from 2002-2006...Youngest son of head coach Keith Otterbein...High School: Played quarterback for three years for the Hornets of Hillsdale High School under coach Marc Lemerand...Led team to 23 wins in his three seasons, including three straight spots in the playoffs...Named All-Conference three times each in baseball and football...Was honorable mention All-State as a senior...Led Hillsdale to three straight conference titles...Uncle Cort Otterbein played baseball and Uncle John Hess played football at Hillsdale College...Born April 21, 1988...Parents are Keith and Amy.


‘ Charger Football Ross Bloemers

10

Stefan Bernardi

11

Class: Soph. Position: DB Height: 5-9 Weight: 182 Hometown: St. Clair, MI High School: St. Clair

Class: Jr. Position: WR Height: 5-10 Weight: 184 Hometown: Holland, MI High School: West Ottawa

2008: Got on the field in seven games as a sophomore...Will switch positions from defensive back to wide receiver in 2009...Had four tackles, including two at Grand Valley State Oct. 11...Switching to wide receiver this season after spending his first two years as a defensive back...2007: Played significant role on special teams and as a backup defensive back...Played in all 11 games and had one solo tackle...2006: Redshirted in 2006...High School: Two-time All-Conference pick and was honorable mention All-State as a senior...Named to the Holland-Area Dream Team...Caught 79 passes for 1,249 yards and 11 touchdowns in his career...Sister Tessa played volleyball for four years at Hillsdale...Born Feb. 1, 1988...Parents are Greg and Beth.

2008: Did not see action...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman...High School: Named All-Conference and All-Metro East while playing defensive back and kick/ punt returner for the Saints of St. Clair High School...Volunteer coach and umpire for area little league baseball teams...Had the fastest 40-yard dash time at Hillsdale’s baseball camp in 2006 (4.56)...Born Dec. 5, 1988...Parents are Ed Bernardi and Karen Westrick.

Matt Bryan

Greg Silm

12 Class: Soph. Position: QB Height: 6-5 Weight: 209 Hometown: Carrollton, OH High School: Carrollton

2008: Saw his first collegiate action, playing in three games...Big, tall passer with strong arm who is part of a deep and talented group of quarterbacks...Completed both of his passes for 23 yards in the season opener vs. St. Joseph’s...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman... High School: Holds nine school records in various passing categories...team captain and named to the Times- Reporter East/West All-Star Game... Offensive MVP as a senior...Accumulated more than 3,500 passing yards in his career...President of the National Honor Society...Born Jan. 12, 1989...Parents are Michael and Lori.

13 Class: RS-Fr. Position: DB Height: 6-1 Weight: 187 Hometown: St. Johns, MI High School: St. Johns

2008: Redshirted as a true freshman…High School: Key offensive player for two seasons for the Red Wings…Passed for 1,879 yards and 20 touchdowns in his two seasons as a starting quarterback, and ran for nearly 500 yards...Named his team’s offensive player of the year twice and served as team captain…Named most improved player and rookie of the year in 2006…Academic All-State selection and was named First-Team All- Conference…Born July 9, 1989…Parents are Eric and Maureen.

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‘ Charger Football Anthony Mifsud

15

Class: RS-Fr. Position: QB Height: 6-4 Weight: 208 Hometown: Dearborn, MI High School: Dearborn

Weatherhead

16

Class: Jr. Position: QB Height: 6-3 Weight: 205 Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI High School: Comstock Park

2008: Redshirted as a true freshman…High School: The Detroit News Dream Team quarterback in 2007…Set six single-season school records in 2007…Named an MHSAA Scholar- Athlete…First-Team All-State captain selection by the Detroit Free Press…Named team MVP and the City of Dearborn Player of the Year in 2007…Passed for a total of 44 touchdowns and had 20 rushing TDs during his career… Parents are alumns of Hillsdale College…Born July 29, 1989…Parents are David and Coryn.

2008: In his first year as starting quarterback, helped keep the Charger offense in place as one of the best in the GLIAC...Set school record for completions in a season with 242...His 2,874 passing yards were third-most in a single season in school history and he threw for 21 touchdowns...Passed for a career-high 360 yards and led a last-minute, game-winning touchdown drive in the season finale vs. Tiffin Nov. 8... Had three 300-yard passing games and tossed four touchdown passes vs. Ferris State Nov. 1...2007: Played in five games as the primary backup to starting QB Mark Nicolet...Completed 64 percent of his passes and threw a TD pass in the season opener vs. Gannon...2006: Redshirted...High School: Named AP First-Team All-State in 2005... Also won All-Conference and All-Area accolades as a senior at Comstock Park High School...Three-time team captain...Threw for 4,257 yards and 55 touchdowns in high school...Holds four school records...Born Oct. 2, 1987...Parents are E. Andrew and Cathleen.

Nick Hixson

Andrew Wilburn

17

Class: Soph. Position: DB Height: 6-1 Weight: 183 Hometown: Remus, MI High School: Chippewa Hills

2008: Earned consistent playing time in the secondary and is in line to become a starter in 2009...Played in all 11 games in 2008, recording 13 solo tackles and 13 tackle assists...Recovered a fumble int he final game of the season at Tiffin...Had career-high five tackles vs. St. Joseph’s and Grand Valley State...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman...High School: Earned 12 varsity letters in football, basketball and track...Set single-season scoring record with 126 points in 2006 and holds school records for career all-purpose yards (3,342) and career scoring (203)... His 14 touchdowns as a senior are also a school record...First-Team All-Conference as a senior...Averaged more than 15 points per game in his basketball career...Born Jan. 15, 1989...Parents are Christopher and Karen.

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Troy

18

Class: Soph. Position: P Height: 6-1 Weight: 202 Hometown: Rockford, MI High School: Rockford

2008: Started the first five games as the team’s punter before suffering a season-ending injury...Put together an outstanding punting average of 40.8 yards per punt...Booted a 62-yard punt in the season opener vs. St. Joseph’s, one of the 10 longest punts in school history...High School: Helped lead Rockford High School to state championships in 2004 and 2005…Starting punter all four years, averaging more than 40 yards per kick as a senior…Led team to 45-8 record during his fouryear career…Named Academic All-State twice and was First-Team All-OK Conference ...Named First-Team All-State by the Detroit Free Press in 2007, and was an AP honorable mention All-State selection… Born April 9, 1990…Parents are Rick and Karen.


‘ Charger Football Lance Smith

19 Class: SR. Position: DB Height: 5-11 Weight: 185 Hometown: Grand Blanc, MI High School: Grand Blanc

Jesse Norris

20

Class: Soph. Position: LB Height: 6-3 Weight: 215 Hometown: Lima, OH High School: Shawnee

Voted a team captain after spring practice...2008: Started all 11 games at cornerback and is a stabilizing force on the defense...Finished with 26 solo tackles and 36 total stops...Broke up three passes during the season...2007: Earned starting defensive back position...Started five games, picking up 21 total tackles...Valuable member of special teams units...2006: A big-time special teams contributor as a true freshman... Played in all 11 games, recording seven solo tackles...High School: Two-time captain and team MVP for the Bobcats...Named Class A First-Team All-State by the Detroit News twice, and was picked Division I All-State by the Detroit Free Press in 2005...Named to the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Team... Named one of the top 60 players in Michigan by the Detroit News... Had 13 interceptions in his three seasons, along with 172 tackles... Helped lead track team to two regional championships...Born April 13, 1988...Parents are Michael and Christine.

2008: Saw action in two games, vs. St. Joseph’s and Northwood...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman...Named Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week Oct. 7...Will switch positions from linebacker to H-back for 2008...High School: Four-time All-League player for the Indians of Shawnee High School...Caught 113 passes for more than 1,600 yards throughout his prolific career...Led team to 23 wins in his final three seasons...Football team was conference champions twice...Helped set state record in 4x200 relay...Led track team to state championship in 2006...Born Sept. 26, 1988...Parents are Charles and Sarah.

Evan Jacobson

Vinnie Panizzi

21

Class: Jr. Position: WR Height: 6-2 Weight: 194 Hometown: Commerce, MI High School: W.L. Northern

2008: Played in two games, catching one pass vs. St. Joseph’s in the season opener...2007: Saw action in two games, vs. Gannon Sept. 1 and Ashland Sept. 15...2006: Redshirted in 2006...High School: Totaled 91 catches for 955 yards and seven touchdowns in his three seasons on varsity...Twice named All-Division and was All-Metro North...Earned nine varsity letters in three different sports at Walled Lake Northern High School...Born Dec. 18, 1987...Parents are Steven and Angela.

22

Class: SR. Position: RB Height: 5-10 Weight: 203 Hometown: Grosse Pointe, MI High School: South

2008: Quickly moving up the charts on Hillsdale’s all-time rushing list after another excellent season...Rushed for exactly one more yard as a junior (1,086) than he did as a sophomore...Named honorable mention All-GLIAC, and was the team’s Offensive Player of the Week twice...2007: Took over as team’s starting tailback and put together outstanding campaign...Finished second in GLIAC in rushing touchdowns (16), while finishing fourth in rushing yards (1,085) and fifth in total scoring (96)...Scored eight rushing touchdowns in the team’s first four games...Ran for a career-high 161 yards against Tiffin Oct. 27...Caught 20 passes for 150 yards on the season...2006: Gained 45 yards on 10 carries in six games played...Uncle Frank Dubrovich played football for Hillsdale College...High School: Named team MVP and rushed for 1,136 yards on 205 carries as a senior...Averaged more than five yards per carry throughout his career...Named to the Academic All-Area Team four times...Born May 7, 1987...Parents are Robert and Julie.

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‘ Charger Football Cam White

23 Class: RS-Fr. Position: HB Height: 6-2 Weight: 235 Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI High School: F.H. Central

Thompson

24

Class: JR. Position: RB Height: 5-6 Weight: 199 Hometown: Wauwatosa, WI High School: East

2008: Redshirted as a true freshman…High School: Earned six varsity letters at Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central High School… Caught a total of 56 passes for 770 yards and 11 touchdowns during his two seasons on the varsity team…Named honorable mention All-Conference in football, as well as honorable mention All-State… Named honorable mention All-Conference twice in baseball…Born July 15, 1990…Parents are Michael and Tammy.

2008: Played in 10 games as a backup running back and special teams player...Caught one pass for 15 yards vs. Grand Valley State, and had 10 rushing yards on the season...2007: Played in five games, picking up 25 rushing yards...High School: Team captain in both football and track...Three-year starter in football...Four-time letterwinner in baseball... Member of the Young Conservative Leaders of America... Student Advisor...Born Sept. 17, 1988...Parents are Gerry Thompson and Celita Kouzes.

Ben Karaba

Braden Russell

26

Class: RS-Fr. Position: DB Height: 5-11 Weight: 177 Hometown: Brunswick, OH High School: Brunswick

2008: Redshirted as a true freshman…High School: Highly productive wide receiver at Brunswick High School in Ohio…Caught 63 passes for 1,142 yards and 10 touchdowns in leading the Blue Devils to a 13-1 season in 2007…Named Ohio All-State as a senior, as well as AllDistrict, All-Northwest Ohio Conference and the team’s most valuable defensive player…Youngest member of the 2008 Hillsdale College football freshman recruiting class…Born Aug. 10, 1990…Parents are James and Kathy.

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Brian

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Class: Jr. Position: DB Height: 6-0 Weight: 191 Hometown: Manistee, MI High School: Catholic Central

2008: Played in three games, all at home...Recorded one tackle-assist in the season opener vs. St. Joseph’s...Redshirted in 2006...High School: Threw for more than 1,600 yards during his three seasons as a starter...Also had 103 career tackles, including 23 in one game...Team went 10-1 in his sophomore year and won three conference titles... Named All-Conference at three different positions...Born April 16, 1988...Parents are David and Cynthia.


‘ Charger Football Tyler Sandner

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Class: Soph. Position: DB Height: 6-0 Weight: 192 Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI High School: Catholic Central

Kyle Carson

29

Class: Jr. Position: LB Height: 6-1 Weight: 195 Hometown: Grand Blanc, MI High School: Grand Blanc

2008: Played in three games...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman... High School: Named offensive MVP for Cougars team that finished second in the state in 2005...All-City in 2006...Team won back-to-back conference titles in his last two season...Member of peer ministry... Older brother Shawn played for the Chargers from 2002-05...Born Sept. 6, 1988...Parents are Mike and Vonnie.

2008: One of team’s primary special teams players...Saw action in eight games, recording five total tackles...2007: Played in season opener vs. Gannon Sept. 1...2006: Redshirted in 2006...High School: Named honorable mention All-State by the AP and Detroit Free Press...Had 289 total tackles in his two varsity seasons...Led Grand Blanc to 14-7 record in his two seasons...First-Team All-Conference twice...Related to Don Charron, who played football for Hillsdale in the 1940s...Born July 22, 1987...Parents are Steven and Kerry.

Brad Spencer

Will Danko

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Class: Soph. Position: RB Height: 5-11 Weight: 193 Hometown: Maumee, OH High School: Maumee

2008: Scored a touchdown in collegiate debut vs. St. Joseph’s Aug. 30... Rushed the ball seven times for 38 yards in that games...Played in three games total, averaging 5.4 yards per carry...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman...High School: Named All-League three times at Maumee High School...Piled up more than 800 combined receiving and rushing yards as a senior...Helped team to regional finals as a sophomore, when he averaged 10 yards per carry...Earned four varsity letters in both football and track...Born Nov. 21, 1988...Parents are Bill Spencer and Cindy Mercer.

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Class: Soph. Position: DB Height: 5-8 Weight: 169 Hometown: Bl. Hills, MI High School: Brother Rice

2008: One of the team’s most improved players through the season and spring ball...Also one of fastest players on the team...Competed for the Hillsdale College men’s track team in the winter and spring seasons...Played in five games last season...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman...Named Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week Sept. 30......High School: Helped lead Brother Rice Warriors to 23-3 record in his two seasons on varsity...Member of the 2005 Division I state champions...Team won 2006 Catholic League title...Finished with 65 career tackles, four interceptions and two blocked punts...Broke two track school records...Born Oct. 5, 1989...Parents are Daniel and Vicky.

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‘ Charger Football Jed Thompson

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Class: Jr. Position: DB Height: 6-4 Weight: 222 Hometown: Gaines, MI High School: Byron

35

Class: Soph. Position: WR Height: 6-1 Weight: 207 Hometown: Commerce, MI High School: W.L. Northern

2008: Played in the first two home games of the season...2007: Saw action in the season opener vs. Gannon Sept. 1...2006: Redshirted in 2006...High School: Two-time All-Conference selection at Byron High School...Only quarterback in school history to throw for more than 300 yards in a game...Named Most Improved Player on the basketball team...Member of Peer Mentoring as a junior and senior...Born Aug. 23, 1987...Parents are Bill and Cris.

2008: Played in four games, three at home...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman...High School: Named All-Division as a senior in 2006... Caught 21 passes for 292 yards...Earned two letters in football, hockey and lacrosse at Walled Lake Northern High School...Named team MVP and set record for most shutouts in hockey...Team captain in lacrosse...Member of the National Honor Society...Born July 18, 1989... Parents are Robert and Kelly.

Martin Lozier

Joe Stempien

37

Class: Jr. Position: HB Height: 5-10 Weight: 189 Hometown: Jackson, MI High School: Lumen Christi

2008: Played in the season’s first game vs. St. Joseph’s...2007: Saw action in the season opener vs. Gannon Sept. 1...2006: Redshirted in 2006...High School: Played football, tennis and hockey at Jackson Lumen Christi High School...Led Titans to 2004 state title and a combined record of 23-4 in his last two seasons...Named to JacksonArea Dream Team in 2005...Born July 17, 1988...Parents are Martin and Kim.

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Ed Hojnacki

38

Class: Sr. Position: LB Height: 5-9 Weight: 195 Hometown: Bronson, MI High School: Bronson

2008: Played in all 11 games, providing excellent depth at linebacker... Had 14 total tackles, including a season-high five solo stops in a win over Northern Michigan Oct. 18...2007: Worked his way into the playing rotation at linebacker, playing in 10 games while making two starts...Finished with 21 total tackles and had three solo stops against Indianapolis Oct. 6...Can cover the field well with his quickness...2006: Saw action in seven games in 2006 as a backup line-backer...Had three solo tackles...High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner at Bronson High School...Named All-Conference in 2004 and 2005 and was the Vikings’ team MVP and team captain in 2005...Had eight sacks and 18 tackles for loss as a senior...Part of district championship basketball team as well as honorable mention All-State in track as a senior...Ran the 100 meter dash in 11.4 seconds as a senior...His mile relay team was eighth at the 2004 state meet...Born July 6, 1986...Parents are Leonard and Julie.


‘ Charger Football Aric Geerlings

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Class: Soph. Position: DB Height: 6-0 Weight: 201 Hometown: Norton Shores, MI High School: East Kentwood

Ridge Riebold

41

Class: Soph. Position: LB Height: 6-0 Weight: 213 Hometown: Powell, OH High School: Olentangy

2008: Did not see action...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman...High School: Team MVP for the Falcons of East Kentwood High School as a senior...Academic All-State and Second-Team All- Conference... Two-time team captain...Scored 20 total touchdowns in high school, passing, rushing and on kick returns...Played hockey for four years and earned two letters in track...Born Aug. 30, 1988...Parents are Todd and Sally.

2008: Earned playing time as a backup linebacker, and will compete for a starting position in 2009...Played in nine games, picking up nine total tackles...Had four stops vs. St. Joseph’s...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman...High School: Two-time First-Team All-Ohio selection at line-backer...Named District Player of the Year and was First-Team All-County and All-Conference...Finished career with 339 tackles on defense and 2,313 rushing yards on offense, with 26 touchdowns... Nominee for the Wendy’s High School Heisman... Team was conference champions in 2004 and 2005...Born Jan. 10, 1989... Parents are Richard and Vicki.

Andrew Yarbrough h

Kevin Hershock

44

Class: Sr. Position: DL Height: 5-11 Weight: 231 Hometown: Tecumseh, MI High School: Tecumseh

2008: Playmaking defensive end, and is key part of one of the deepest positions on team...Recorded 29 tackles, 7.5 tackles-for-loss and 3.5 sacks...Totaled 22 lost yards for offenses in his tackles-for-loss...Earned the team’s Big Stick Award after the win over Ferris State...Had one sack in three of the team’s last four games...Had season-high six stops vs. Findlay Oct. 4...2007: Played in 10 games finishing with 22 total tackles, including 13 solo stops...Named team’s Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 30, and earned the Big Stick Award Nov. 11...Also a member of the One-Play Warrior Club...2006: Improved tremendously in 2006, becoming a playmaker along the defensive line...Played in 10 games, picking up 15 total tackles and one sack...High School: Valedictorian of his senior class at Tecumseh High School...Team leader in tackles as a senior...Had a career record of 110-36 as a wrestler, earning All-Conference and All- State honors as a senior... Born Feb. 26, 1987...Parents are Richard and Ann.

48

Class: Jr. Position: HB Height: 6-2 Weight: 241 Hometown: Marshall, MI High School: Marshall

2008: Played in all 11 games, emerging as a strong special teams player...Caught two passes for 15 yards from his H-back position...2007: Played in five games in 2007, but is an emerging player this year...2006: Redshirted in 2006...High School: Team captain for the Redhawks of Marhshall High School...Won the Most Unsung Hero Award...Team went 13-7 in his two seasons on varsity...Named Most Improved Player in basketball twice...Born Sept. 15, 1988...Parents are Kevin and Gail.

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‘ Charger Football Ben Wood

49

Jimmie Plaskey

Class: Jr. Position: LB Height: 6-2 Weight: 221 Hometown: Saline, MI High School: Saline

Class: RS-Fr. Position: DL Height: 6-4 Weight: 269 Hometown: Bl. Hills, MI High School: Brother Rice

2008: Played in all 11 games at the linebacker position...Had 10 total tackles for the season, two each against St. Joseph’s and Grand Valley State...Two-time member of the Academic All-GLIAC team and has the highest overall grade point average on the Charger football team...2007: Saw playing time in five games, four of them coming at home...2006: Redshirted in 2006...High School: Two-time team MVP for the Hornets...Twice named First-Team All-SEC and was team captain as a senior...Also played ice hockey from sixth through 12th grades...Played classical violin for 11 years and was part of the National Honor Society...Born May 1, 1988...Parents are William and Erica.

2008: Redshirted as a true freshman…High School: Key player at Birmingham Brother Rice High School under legendary coach Al Fracassa…Had 42 tackles and three sacks from his defensive end position in 2007…Team won state championship in 2005, and was Catholic League champs three years in a row…Named honorable mention All-Catholic League in 2007 and was honorable mention AllDistrict…Born Dec. 6, 1989…Parents are Jim and Melissa.

Nate English

D.J. Loy

52

Class: Soph. Position: LB Height: 6-2 Weight: 214 Hometown: Hillsdale, MI High School: Hillsdale

2008: Played in all 11 games, making an impact at the linebacker position...Recorded 16 total tackles...Will compete for a starting spot in 2009...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman...Will compete for a starting linebacker spot in 2008...Also a thrower on the men’s track team...High School: Led Hillsdale High School’s football team to incredible stretch of success during his three varsity seasons...Hornets went 28-7 from 2004-2006, making it to the 2006 state semifinals... Finished career with 474 tackles and six sacks...Set Division 3 state meet record in shot put as a senior...Named Division 5 Defensive Player of the Year by the Detroit Free Press...Born Sept. 5, 1988... Parents are Daniel and Donna.

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53 Class: RS-Fr. Position: OL Height: 6-4 Weight: 293 Hometown: Westerville, OH High School: Westerville

2008: Redshirted as a true freshman...High School: Powerful lineman at Westerville Central High School…His blocking helped two of his team’s running backs rush for more than 1,300 yards in 2007…Led team to conference title in 2006…Named Second-Team All- Conference and Second-Team All- District…Set school records in shot put and discus throw as part of track team…Also a member of the school’s orchestra for four years…Born May 2, 1990…Parents are Dan and Sandy.


‘ Charger Football Phil Doerfler

54

Class: Sr. Position: OL Height: 6-1 Weight: 269 Hometown: Allen Park, MI High School: Allen Park

Marcellus

Wade

55

Class: Sr. Position: LB Height: 6-1 Weight: 215 Hometown: Farmington, MI High School: Farmington

2008: Returning starting offensive lineman...One of strongest players on the team...Named the team’s Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 5 and earned the team’s E.P.E.P. Award after the season opener on Aug. 30...Named to the GLIAC’s All-Academic Team for second time...2007: Saw action in 10 games as an offensive lineman...Will have opportunity at a starting spot in 2008...2006: Redshirted in 2006...High School: Named to the Downriver Dream Team and was the Offensive Lineman of the Year for the Jaguars at Allen Park High School...Team went 21-3 in his two seasons on varsity...Lettered for four years in wrestling and two years in baseball...Born Jan. 2, 1988... Parents are William and Laura.

2008: Had two tackles in the season-opener vs. St. Joseph’s...2007: Started in all 11 games at linebacker, finishing third on team in total tackles with 54...Had season-high eight tackles in back-to-back games vs. Ferris State and Michigan Tech...2006: Redshirted in 2006...Played in 11 games with 20 total tackles in 2005...High School: Won three varsity letters under head coach John Bechtel at Farmington High School...Had 118 tackles as a senior for the Falcons, along with four sacks...Named All-Area by the Farmington Observer, team MVP and Second-Team Metro Area All-North...Team won OAA Division III title in his junior year...Also named Scholar-Athlete as a senior...Born Sept. 11, 1986...Parents are Lionel and Patricia.

Jordan Knudsen

Michael Kendrick

56

Class: Sr. Position: DL Height: 6-3 Weight: 256 Hometown: Indianapolis, IN High School: Ben Davis

2008: Steady contributor along the defensive line...Played in all 11 games despite suffering thumb injury...Had 15 total tackles and 2.5 tackles-for-loss...Powerful interior lineman who opens up room for defensive ends effectively...Has played in 33 out of a possible 33 games in his career...2007: Started all 11 games at defensive tackle, becoming one of the team’s best run-stoppers...Had four tackles-for-loss and two sacks...2006: Burst onto the scene as an impact player along the defensive line as a true freshman in 2006...Played in all 11 games, registering 16 tackles and two tackles-for-loss, leading all freshmen on the team...Was named the Chargers’ Freshman of the year...High School: Named All-State for the Giants of Ben Davis High School... Named Lineman of the year and Academic All-State in track...State qualifier in the shot put and discus events...Football team won state championship his freshman year and achieved regional runner-up status twice...Born Dec. 7, 1987...Parents are Rob and Mary.

58

Class: RS-Fr. Position: OL Height: 6-0 Weight: 285 Hometown: Park Ridge, il High School: Maine Twp. South

2008: Redshirted as a true freshman…High School: Two-year varsity starter on very successful prep team at Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Ill….Led the Hawks to 18-5 record during his two seasons on varsity, including back-to-back conference titles…Named AllConference and a Scholar-Athlete…Played in the Illinois Coaches Association All-Star Game…Born Feb. 16, 1990…Parents are Jeffrey and Peggy.

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‘ Charger Football Ryon Wiska

62

Mackie Meece

Class: Soph. Position: OL Height: 6-1 Weight: 275 Hometown: Northville, MI High School: Catholic Central

2008: Will compete for a starting position on the offensive line in 2009...Played in three games as a redshirt-freshman...Named to the GLIAC All-Academic Team...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman... Named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week on Sept. 23...High School: Team captain and All-Catholic selection under legendary coach Tom Mach at Detroit Catholic Central...Honorable mention Academic All-State...Winner of the AP Scholar Award...Winner of the Catholic Central Coach’s Award...Student Council Treasurer and French Club vice president... Father Jeff is a former NFL player...Born May 3, 1989...Parents are Jeff and Kim.

2008: Played in three games during the season...2007: Played in the season opener vs. Gannon Sept. 1....Will make the move from the defensive line to the offensive line in 2008...2006: Redshirted in 2006... High School: Named to the East- Central Indiana All-Star Team... Two-year starter at left tackle for Yorktown High School...Holds school records in weightlifting...Born Sept. 22, 1987...Parents are Robert and Sharon.

Jared Veldheer

Greg Sparks

66

Class: Sr. Position: OL Height: 6-9 Weight: 321 Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI High School: F.H. Northern

Named a 2009 Division II Preseason All-American by The Sporting News...Figures to be heavily scouted by the NFL throughout the season...Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds...Has a 29.6-inch vertical leap...Had a max bench press number of 415 lbs...Has a hang clean mark of 425...Bench-pressed 225 lbs. 32 times...Has a Steeler time of 4.52 seconds...Voted team captain after the completion of spring practice...2008: Team captain and a First-Team All-GLIAC selection.... Named Second-Team All-Region by Daktronics...Has blocked for a 1,000-yard rusher in all three of his seasons as a starter...Named the team’s Offensive Lineman of the Year and was the Offensive Player of the Week Sept. 21...2007: Named Second-Team All-GLIAC and Daktronics Second- Team All-Region...Became known as one of the best left tackles in the GLIAC, and was a key part in Hillsdale’s record-setting offense in 2007...Earned the team’s E.P.E.P. Award after a week 5 win over Michigan Tech...Named the team’s Offensive Lineman of the Year...Has terrific footwork and power...Entering third season as a starter..2006: Started all 11 games at left tackle... Named Offensive Freshman of the Year...Older brother Aaron played basketball at Hillsdale College under former coach Ed Douma...High School: Named Most Valuable Lineman at Forest Hills Northern High School...coach, Brent Myers, is a Hillsdale College graduate...Named All-Conference and team captain as a senior...Played two seasons of varsity basketball, leading team to 34-10 record...Born June 14, 1987... Parents are Jim and Mary.

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Class: Jr. Position: DL Height: 6-3 Weight: 298 Hometown: Yorktown, IN High School: Yorktown

69 Class: Sr. Position: OL Height: 6-4 Weight: 301 Hometown: H. Valley, OH High School: University Schools

2008: Saw action in one game, in the season-opening 49-6 win over St. Joseph’s...2007: Played in four games, recording a half-tackle... Will move to the offensive line in 2008 and compete for a starting spot...2006: Worked his way into the defensive line rotation in 2006... Played in nine games, recording 12 total tackles...Born on Dec. 11, 1986...Parents are Gregory and Cheryl.


‘ Charger Football Patrick Harbour

70

Class: Jr. Position: OL Height: 6-2 Weight: 297 Hometown: Macomb, MI High School: Dakota

2008: Much-improved offensive lineman, also a valuable part of the special teams...Participated in nine games in 2008...2007: Played in nine of the team’s 11 games...2006: Redshirted in 2006...High School: Played under head coach Mike Giannone for a powerful Cougars team at Macomb Dakota...High school team went 24-12 in his three years with the team, making state playoff appearances in 2004 and 2005... Born Oct. 5, 1987...Parents are Jeff and Karen.

Ron Bedway

71

Class: Soph. Position: OL Height: 6-3 Weight: 263 Hometown: G.P. Woods, MI High School: North

2008: Played in two games...2007: Named team’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week on Nov. 6...Redshirted as a true freshman... High School: Helped lead the Grosse Pointe North Norsemen to a 24-9 record in his three years on the varsity...Named All-Metro East by the Detroit Free Press...First-Team All- Conference...Finished career with 140 tackles and nine sacks...Team was MAC White Division champions in 2004 and 2006...Student Council vice-president and member of National Honor Society...Born April 17 1989...Parents are Thomas and Mary Beth.

Evan Duey

72 Class: Jr. Position: OL Height: 6-4 Weight: 281 Hometown: Northville, MI High School: Northville

2008: Played in all 11 games on the offensive line, and figures to compete for a starting position there in 2009...2007: Saw game action in the season opener vs. Gannon Sept. 1...Will compete for a starting position along the offensive line in 2008...2006: Redshirted in 2006... High School: Named the team’s Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2005...Named to his conference’s All-Academic Team and won the Scholar-Athlete Award...Led Mustangs to playoff spots in 2004 and 2005...Born June 8, 1988...Parents are David and Claire.

Reid Meador

73

Class: Soph. Position: OL Height: 6-7 Weight: 276 Hometown: Whiteland, IN High School: Whiteland Comm.

2008: A present and future anchor on the offensive line...Played in eight games and was named the team’s Offensive Freshman of the Year...Is penciled in to start at right tackle in 2009...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman...Named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week Sept. 9...High School: Two-year starter and three time letterwinner for the Warriors of Whiteland Community High School...Named AllCounty...Also a two-year starter on school’s basketball team...Part of the Indiana Student Leadership Conference in 2006...Born Dec. 28, 1988...Parents are Joe and Kathy.

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‘ Charger Football Justen Gange

74 Class: Soph. Position: OL Height: 6-3 Weight: 262 Hometown: Pontiac, MI High School: Notre Dame Prep

75 Class: Sr. Position: DL Height: 6-5 Weight: 292 Hometown: Northville, MI High School: Northville

2008: Did not see game action...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman... High School: Two-time leterwinner and All-Catholic League performer at Notre Dame Prep...Team won its division three times... Born Feb. 11, 1989...Parents are Daniel and Renee.

2008: A true mainstay on the defensive line, and is one of the team’s most experienced players...Started 10 games and had 16 total tackles... Registered 3.5 tackles-for-loss...Will be one of several fourth-year starters at defensive line...Earned the team’s Big Stick Award on Sept. 21...2007: Started all 11 games at defensive line...Finished with 15 total tackles...Member of the One-Play Warrior Club...2006: Worked his way into regular rotation on defensive line in first active season... Played in 11 games with 10 tackles and one sack...High School: Named All-State as a senior and played in the Michigan High School Football All Star Game on July 23, 2005...Also named All-Area, AllConference and All-Metro West...Named to National Honor Society and was Academic All-State...Born on Sept. 17, 1987...Parents are Mark and Cindy.

Zach Brown

Matt Patillo

79

Class: RS-Fr. Position: OL Height: 6-2 Weight: 335 Hometown: C. Winchester, OH High School: Canal Winchester

2008: Redshirted as a true freshman…High School: Came back from an injury- filled junior year to lead Canal Winchester to a remarkable turnaround in 2007...Team went from 2-8 to 10-2 between his junior and senior year, which was the best mark in school history...Team captain, and winner of the Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award... Team won league and district titles in 2007...Winner of the McCain Award as the school’s top scholar athlete... Born Jan. 2, 1990...Parents are Chris and Tina.

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Mark Yassay

80

Class: Sr. Position: TE Height: 6-4 Weight: 249 Hometown: Mishawaka, IN High School: Penn

2008: Named Second-Team All-GLIAC and emerged as one of the conference’s best pass-catching tight ends...Had 29 receptions for 329 yards and four touchdowns...Averaged more than 11 yards per reception...Made spectacular one-handed TD grab vs. Ashland Sept. 27...Named Second-Team Division II pre-season All-American by Lindy’s College Football Magazine...2007: Took over as team’s starting tight end and was a consistent threat in the middle of the field...Finished fourth on the team with 24 catches, scoring three touchdowns...Named team’s Offensive Player of the Week after Week 7 contest vs. Wayne State...Started all 11 games at tight end...2006: Played in seven games...High School: First-Team All-Region as a senior at Penn High School...Helped lead team to 22-5 record in his two season on the varsity...Played rugby for three years and was on the varsity wrestling team for three years...Born June 26, 1986...Parents are Paul and Victory


‘ Charger Football Andre Holmes

81

Class: Jr. Position: WR Height: 6-5 Weight: 195 Hometown: Elk Grove, il High School: James B. Conant

Eric Schweller

82

Class: Sr. Position: P/DL Height: 6-3 Weight: 249 Hometown: Bellbrook, OH High School: Bellbrook

2008: Exciting playmaker and one of the toughest covers in the GLIAC with his size and speed...Caught 29 passes for 490 yards and four scores...Averaged 17 yards per catch, and had three receptions of 59 yards or more...Named the team’s Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 14...Had his first collegiate 100-yard receiving day on Nov. 1 vs. Ferris State...2007: Earned steady playing time as a backup wide receiver...Played in all 11 games, finishing with nine receptions for 158 yards...Also a member of the men’s track team, and won the GLIAC title in the outdoor triple jump at the conference championships...2006: Redshirted in 2006...High School: Started at wide receiver for the Cougars for one season...Helped lead team to state playoff spot in 2004...Finished seventh in the state in long jump as part of track team...Qualified for the state meet in four events, including two relay events and the triple jump...Born June 16, 1988... Parents are Kevin and Mary.

2008: Named Second-Team All-GLIAC after spectacular season at both defensive line and punter...Stepped in as the team’s punter after Andrew Wilburn suffered season-ending injury, and went on to lead the GLIAC in punting average (45.0)...Second-best punting average for a single season in school history...A nominee for the AllState Good Works Award thanks to his volunteer work...2007: Made steady improvement from freshman year, becoming a consistent presence along the defensive line...Finished with 13 total tackles and had a sack vs. Gannon Sept. 1...2006: Saw action in nine games and became a steady contributor on special teams...Recorded five total tackles...High School: Second-Team All-Ohio in 2005, helping team to back-to-back 7-3 seasons...First-Team All-Southwest District in 2005 and was FirstTeam All-Area in 2004...Member of the National Honor Society and a member of the student government for three years...Born Oct. 21, 1987...Parents are Michael Schweller and Lynne Brown.

Bren

Bill Kanitz

Bergquist

84

Class: Soph. Position: TE Height: 6-5 Weight: 243 Hometown: Davisburg, MI High School: Clarkston

2008: Played in eight games in a backup role...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman...Named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week on Oct. 7...High School: Earned seven varsity letters at Clarkston High School...Captain of coach Kurt Richardson’s football team in 2006 and Dan Fife’s basketball team in 2006-07...Named All- OAA First-Team in football in 2006 and was Second-Team All-Oakland County...Led Wolves to three straight playoff berths...Born Dec. 11, 1989...Parents are Ken and Dru.

85

Class: Sr. Position: HB Height: 6-3 Weight: 243 Hometown: Cadillac, MI High School: Cadillac

2008: Continued in his role as goal-line specialist...Had four touchdowns in his eight carries on the season...Also caught four passes for 55 yards, including a 31-yard grab vs. Northwood...2007: A go-to player in goal line situations...Scored six rushing touchdowns, which was second on the team...All of his touchdown runs covered one yard...Earned the E.P.E.P Award on Nov. 4, and was the Big Stick award winner Sept. 23...2006: Earned playing time as a true freshman, playing in seven games...High School: Helped lead team to sevengame improvement in 2005 as a senior, leading Cadillac High School from a 1-8 record to an 8-4 mark and a spot in the state playoffs... Had 146 tackles in his final two seasons for the Vikings, and led team to district championship in 2005...Honorable mention All-State as a senior and was named All-Conference twice...Also played varsity hockey from 2002-2006...Member of the National Honor Society... Born Sept. 19, 1987...Parents are William and Cindy.

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‘ Charger Football Matt Terhune

87

Class: Jr. Position: TE Height: 6-5 Weight: 238 Hometown: Ossian, IN High School: Norwell

89

Class: RS-Fr. Position: DL Height: 6-3 Weight: 241 Hometown: Livonia, MI High School: Churchill

2008: Played in seven games, catching one pass in the season-opener vs. St. Joseph’s...Figures to play a bigger role at tight end in 2009...2007: Saw action in six games, one of three true freshman to get playing time in 2007...Had two catches for 12 yards in season opener vs. Gannon Sept. 1...High School: Led the Norwell Knights to a state runner- up finish in 2006 with a 14-1 record...Ranked as one of the top 10 tight ends in Indiana...Named First-Team All-State by the AP... All-Northeast Indiana First-Team...Caught 32 passes for 572yards and six touchdowns as a senior...Team went 27-11 in his three seasons on varsity...Born June 28, 1988...Parents are Tony and Jill.

2008: Redshirted as a true freshman…High School: Earned several accolades at Livonia Churchill High School as a senior…Named AllConference, All-Area and All-Metro West for the Chargers…Had 14 catches for 191 yards and one touch down, while recording 58 tackles and three sacks in 2007...Related to Hillsdale College alumns Jack Furlong and Michael Furlong…Jack played basketball at Hillsdale from 1981-85…Born Nov. 24, 1989…Parents are John and Mary.

Kevin

Colin McGreevy

Cunningham

90

Class: RS-Fr. Position: DL Height: 6-2 Weight: 254 Hometown: Lewis Center, OH High School: Olentangy

2008: Redshirted as a true freshman…High School: Earned FirstTeam All-District honors, as well as First-Team All-Conference as a senior at Olentangy High School in Ohio…Played football and ran track for the Braves all four years of his career…Also was a special mention All-State pick as a senior…Named most valuable defensive player…Born Feb. 28, 1990…Parents are Mark and Jenifer.

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Kevin Tabone

92

Class: RS-Fr. Position: K Height: 6-2 Weight: 171 Hometown: Troy, MI High School: Notre Dame Prep

2008: Redshirted as a true freshman…High School: Three-sport athlete at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep…Named special teams MVP in 2007, helping team to 8-2 record and a spot in state playoffs…Team won its Catholic League division title in 2007…Also earned letters in wrestling and soccer…Born Nov. 28, 1989…Parents are Mark and Carol.


‘ Charger Football Kam Mueller

94

Class: Jr. Position: DL Height: 6-3 Weight: 265 Hometown: Oxford, MI High School: Oxford

Mark Petro

97 Class: Sr. Position: K Height: 5-9 Weight: 165 Hometown: Rocky River, OH High School: lutheran west

2008: Played in 10 of the team’s 11 games and was a productive defensive lineman...One of several big-play specialists at that position...Had 25 tackles, six of those being tackles-for-loss...Had 1.5 sacks, including one for a 10-yard loss vs. Northern Michigan...2007: Became solid part of a deep defensive line rotation...Played in 10 games, getting a career-high four solo tackles in season opener vs. Gannon Sept. 1...Won the team’s Big Stick Award after Oct. 20 game at Mercyhurst...2006: Redshirted in 2006...High School: Earned a total of 10 varsity letters for the Wildcats at Oxford High School, including two in football under coach Bud Rowley...Named the team’s defensive MVP as a senior, and was named All-Conference, All-County and AllState...Had 64 tackles and 14 sacks as a senior...Named an All-Oakland County Scholar-Athlete...Born Jan. 31, 1988...Parents are Kenneth and Lynda.

Named Division II Preseason All-American by The Sporting News...2008: Earned Second-Team All-GLIAC honors after his most productive season...Was 35-for-36 on extra-point attempts and nailed 15 field goals...Named the GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week twice...Led the conference in field goals made, field goal percentage and extra-point attempt average...Finished second in the GLIAC in scoring among kickers...2007: Showed marked improvement as kicker, increasing his field goal percentage by nearly 30 points over his freshman year...Named GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 4 after going 8-for-8 on extra point attempts...2006: Stepped in as the team’s starting placekicker in 2006...Made six field goals and 26 extra-points...High School: Four-year letterwinner for the Longhorns at Rocky River High School...Kicked school-record 47-yard field goal in high school...Was 105-for-113 in extra-point attempts in his prep career...Born Feb. 28, 1988...Parents are Mark and Nancy.

Steve Grant

Drew Berube

98 Class: RS-Fr. Position: K Height: 6-1 Weight: 221 Hometown: Royal Oak, MI High School: Royal Oak

2008: Redshirted as a true freshman…High School: Helped lead the Grosse Pointe North Norsemen to a 24-9 record in his three years on the varsity...Named All-Metro East by the Detroit Free Press... First-Team All-Conference... Finished career with 140 tackles and nine sacks...Team was MAC White Division champions in 2004 and 2006...Student Council vice-president and member of National Honor Society...Born April 17 1989...Parents are Thomas and Mary Beth.

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Class: Sr. Position: DL Height: 6-4 Weight: 261 Hometown: Hillsdale, MI High School: Hillsdale Named the Division II Preseason Defensive Player of the Year by Consensus Draft Services...Also marked as a Preseason All-American by The Sporting News...2008: Named honorable mention All-American and First-Team AllGLIAC after outstanding season at defensive end...Led GLIAC with 19.5 tackles-for-loss, and had 10.5 sacks...Named GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 3 and was the team’s Defensive Player of the Week five times... Had 4.5 tackles-for-loss in season-closing win over Tiffin...Had at least one tackle-for-loss in every game..2007: Became big-time playmaker on the defensive line...Had a team-high 5.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles-for-loss...Finished with 45 total tackles...Broke up an impressive five passes from his defensive line position...2006: Strong contributor on defense and special teams as a true freshman...Blocked two extra points and had 13 total tackles...High School: Earned 12 varsity letters for the Hornets of Hillsdale High School...First-Team All-Conference and honorable mention All-State...Led Hornets to two straight conference titles...Has coached Pop Warner football and Hillsdale-area T-ball teams...Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters...Born Aug. 22, 1988...Parents are Roland and Deb.

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‘ Charger Football True Freshmen Vince Comasco Three-year starter on a Bishop McDevitt team that was nationally ranked during his playing career...Won District 3-6 AAAA titles in 2004 and 2005...Led team in interceptions as a junior and senior... Team captain...Earned appointment to the United States Military Academy...Member of the Army football team in 2006 and 2007...Born Nov. 30, 1987...Parents are Carl and Cheri.

Joe Glendening

8 Class: Jr. Position: DB Height: 6-2 Weight: 212 Hometown: Harrisburg, Pa. High School: Bishop McDevitt

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All-time leading rusher at East Grand Class: Fr. Rapids High School, rushing for 2,580 Position: RB yards and 40 touchdowns as a senior in Height: 5-10 2008…Led team to 2008 Division 3 state Weight: 178 Hometown: championship…Nicknamed “Joe the Grand Rapids, MI Show” despite his humble personality…A finalist for the Michigan High School Male High School: East Grand Rapids Athlete of the Year…Brother Luke plays hockey at the University of Michigan… Named to the All-State Dream Team by the Detroit Free Press…Named Medium School Second-Team All-American by MaxPreps.com…Named the Gatorade Michigan Football Player of the Year…Born March 25, 1991…Parents are Tom and Leslie.

Andrew Mott

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Dynamic athlete who could challenge for Fr. playing time at wide receiver this season… Class: Position: WR Named First-Team All-Northwest Ohio Height: 6-0 and was tabbed as the area’s best wide Weight: 169 receiver by the Van Wert Voice…Had 40 Hometown: catches for 648 yards and 10 touchdowns Paulding, OH High School: as a senior, leading Paulding High School Paulding to a five-game improvement in won-loss record…Also averaged 26 yards per punt return…Had 12 receiving touchdowns combined in 2006 and 2007…Named Second-Team All-State in football, and helped set a school record in the 4x200 relay as part of the school’s track team…A member of the National Honor Society and the concert choir…Born April 27, 1990…Parents are Mike and Joanie.

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Steve Harding

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Highly decorated player for one of the Class: Fr. most successful prep programs in Metro Position: DB Detroit, playing for coach Tom Mach at Height: 6-0 Detroit Catholic Central…Had more than Weight: 183 40 tackles as a junior and a senior, with Hometown: two interceptions as a senior…Offensively, Livonia, MI High School: had 20 catches for 325 yards and five Detroit CC touchdowns for the Shamrocks…Named All-Catholic, First-Team All-Area, Team MVP and All-Metro North as a senior… Also earned All-Area accolades in baseball and basketball…Member of the National Honor Society…Born Oct. 25, 1991…Parents are Dave and Jan.

Casey Clow Highly productive and decorated athlete from nearby Jonesville High School... Named the Comets’ Most Putstanding offensive player in 2008, and earned Big 8 Conference All-Academic honors... Also participated in track, wrestling and baseball at Jonesville...Also played Midget level hockey and won state championships with his teams...Member of the National Honor Society for four years...Born Oct. 26, 1990...Parents are Todd and Diane.

Daniel Gaines Four-time varsity letterwinner in football at Hillcrest High School…Named one of the top 100 prospects in South Carolina… Two-time team MVP and a First-Team All-Region selection…Also earned AllAcademic honors as a senior…Played varsity lacrosse for two years…Born Feb. 1, 1991…Parents are Bryan and Bobbi.

37 Class: Fr. Position: RB Height: 5-8 Weight: 171 Hometown: Jonesville, MI High School: Jonesville

43 Class: Fr. Position: LB Height: 6-2 Weight: 221 Hometown: Simpsonville, SC High School: Hillcrest


‘ Charger Football True Freshmen Steven Embry

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Devin Moynihan

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Earned a total of 10 varsity letters in his Class: Fr. career, spanning football, basketball and Position: LB track…Clinton High School was 11 games Height: 6-1 over .500 during his three-year career… Weight: 196 Hometown: Team captain as a senior, and was named Clinton, MI the team’s best Special Teams player three High School: times…Picked up honorable mention Clinton All-State honors from the AP and the Detroit Free Press…Named First-Team All-Lenawee County twice and earned the Team Punisher Award as a senior…Also a member of the National Honor Society…Born March 11, 1991…Parents are Dale and Cindy.

School record-holder for career tackles Class: Fr. at Livonia Churchill…Named his Position: LB conference’s Defensive Player of the Year Height: 5-10 and made the list of Michigan Prep’s Top Weight: 222 Hometown: 200 players for 2008…First-Team AllLivonia, MI WLAA and All-Area twice each…Named First-Team All-Metro West by The Detroit High School: Churchill News…Had 145 tackles in nine games during the 2008 season…Team captain and was an MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award…Also earned varsity letters in wrestling and baseball…Born Jan. 18, 1991…Parents are Vincent and Carol.

Nathan Bundy

Jordan Sharp

Helped lead Mt. Vernon High School to a sectional championship during his career…Was named team captain as a senior, and was Academic All-State, AllIndy East as well as All-County and AllConference…Also earned varsity letters in basketball and track…Member of the Student Council, National Honor Society, the Spanish Club and the Best Buddies organization…Born Dec. 4, 1990…Parents are Marc and Charmi.

Ben Jones

51 Class: Fr. Position: DL Height: 6-2 Weight: 248 Hometown: Greenfield, IN High School: Mt. Vernon

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Key part of the undefeated and state champion Muskegon Catholic Central Class: Fr. Crusaders…Team was 14-0 in 2008, and Position: OL compiled a record of 45-8 during his four- Height: 6-3 Weight: 200 year career…Named honorable mention Hometown: All-Area after senior season…Team was Muskegon, MI also state champions in 2006, and district High School: champs in 2005 and 2007…Helped lead Catholic Central basketball team to Class C district title in 2007…Member of the National Honor Society and student government in 200708 and 2008-09…Mother Theresa Doerr (Jones) attended Hillsdale College…Born Aug. 10, 1990…Parents are Bruce and Theresa.

Played high school football at Whiteland Community High School in Indiana, same as current Chargers’ offensive lineman Reid Meador.

Trent Kramer

59 Class: Fr. Position: DL Height: 6-2 Weight: 226 Hometown: Whiteland, In High School: Community

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Earned nine varsity letters in career, Class: Fr. including four in football…Helped lead Position: OL team to state championship game in Height: 6-1 2005, when it finished 11-3…Team was Weight: 253 Hometown: conference champs three times during Zeeland, MI his career…Named First-Team AllHigh School: Conference in 2008…Very active in the Hudsonville community, with multiple years served on the Student Council, National Honor Society, Peer Listening and as a student ambassador…Born April 15, 1991…Parents are Bruce and Susie.

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‘ Charger Football True Freshmen Nicholas Landry High school teammate of fellow incoming freshman Steven Harding at Detroit Catholic Central…Named team captain as a senior…Also played basketball and ran track…Member of the Student Council all four years of high school career…Born Nov. 3, 1990…Parents are Patrick and Cindy.

Zach Cherocci

Class: Fr. Position: OL Height: 6-3 Weight: 268 Hometown: Milford, MI High School: Detroit CC

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Patrick Ryan Played football and lacrosse for four years at Davison High School…Team qualified for the state playoffs in his last two seasons with the Cardinals…Named Academic All-Conference, All-Conference and AllArea in football…Team won conference, district and regional championships during his career…Relatives John P. Bowe and Dorothy Bohley also attended Hillsdale College…Born Oct. 10, 1991... Parents are Mark and Karen.

Mike Cashin

Zachary Morelli

77 Class: Fr. Position: OL Height: 6-8 Weight: 238 Hometown: Independence, OH High School: Independence

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Nephew of Hillsdale College H-backs and Class: Fr. tight ends coach Pat Hornak…Helped Position: OL lead Crusaders to state championship in Height: 6-5 2006 and 2008…Team was undefeated in Weight: 215 Hometown: his senior season…Compiled 70 tackles Muskegon, MI and six sacks in 2008 while playing defensive end…Also started at right tackle High School: Catholic Central on offense…Named All-State by the Detroit News and Detroit Free Perss in 2008…Played varsity basketball for three seasons…Participated on a mission trip top aid victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2008…Born Dec. 13, 1990…Parents are Michael and Tina.

Varsity starter for two years under Class: Fr. legendary coach Al Fracassa at Position: DL Birmingham Brother Rice…Played right Height: 6-1 guard and right tackle for the Warriors, Weight: 242 and helped lead the team to 15 wins in Hometown: his two varsity seasons…Named to the Roch. Hills, MI All-State Dream Team by the Detroit Free High School: Brother Rice Press, and to the Oakland County Dream Team by the Oakland Press…Selected to play in the East/West All-Star game July 11, 2009…Team captain…Also earned All-Catholic and All-Metro honors…Earned four varsity letters in track…Participated in the Catholic Leadership Conference for three years…Born May 6, 1991… Parents are Jim and Jenny.

Played varsity football and baseball for four years for the Blue Devils…Named All-Conference three times and AllDistrict once…Named All-Academic and earned team’s academic awards all four years of career…A member of his school’s sportsmanship committee for four years… Born Aug. 19, 1990…Parents are Lew and Kristina.

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Tim Hornak

Earned All-Area Dream Team honors at Wyandotte Roosevelt High School…Also named All-State in Division 2, and was his team’s Defensive Player of the Year… Named All-Metro West by The Detroit News…Born Jan. 20, 1991.

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91 Class: Fr. Position: DL Height: 6-1 Weight: 208 Hometown: Wyandotte, MI High School: Roosevelt


‘ Charger Football Hillsdale College at St. Joseph’s

Michigan Tech at Hillsdale College

Aug. 29, 2009

Sept. 5, 2009

Head Coach: Lou Esposito 2008 Record: 5-5 Nickname: Pumas Colors: Purple and White Enrollment: 1,076 2008 Result: HC 49, SJC 6 All-time Series: Hillsdale leads 7-2 Top Returning Offensive Player: Jashon Banks Top Returning Defensive Player: Ronnell Tibbs

St. Joseph’s 2009 Schedule Aug. 29 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

vs. Hillsdale vs. Valparaiso at Missouri S&T vs. Lake Erie vs. Lincoln at Oh Dominican at Urbana vs. Ky. Wesleyan vs. SW Baptist at Central St.

All-time series

Head Coach: Tom Kearly 2008 Record: 7-3 Nickname: Huskies Colors: Black and Gold Enrollment: 6,738 2008 Result: MT 39, HC 36 All-time Series: Hillsdale leads 14-6 Top Returning Offensive Player: Phil Milbrath Top Returning Defensive Player: David Carmody

Mich. Tech 2009 Schedule Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

at Hillsdale at Ashland vs. N. Michigan vs. Grand Valley at Ferris State vs. Findlay at Indianapolis vs. Saginaw Valley at Tiffin vs. Northwood

Recent Results

2008: Hillsdale 49, St. Joseph’s 6 1995: Hillsdale 49, St. Joseph’s 0 1994: St. Joseph’s 29, Hillsdale 27 1993: Hillsdale 16, St. Joseph’s 15 1992: Hillsdale 14, St. Joseph’s 6 1991: St. Joseph’s 10, Hillsdale 0 1990: Hillsdale 40, St. Joseph’s 0 1962: Hillsdale 27, St. Joseph’s 6

1961: Hillsdale 28, St. Joseph’s 7

2008: Michigan Tech 39, Hillsdale 36 2007: Hillsdale 37, Michigan Tech 0 2006: Michigan Tech 14, Hillsdale 12 2003: Michigan Tech 47, Hillsdale 28 2002: Hillsdale 31, Michigan Tech 7 2001: Hillsdale 52, Michigan Tech 35 2000: Michigan Tech 14, Hillsdale 10 1999: Michigan Tech 31, Hillsdale 7

1998: Michigan Tech 23, Hillsdale 20 1997: Hillsdale 35, Michigan Tech 19 1996: Hillsdale 21, Michigan Tech 10 1995: Hillsdale 21, Michigan Tech 6 1994: Hillsdale 48, Michigan Tech 7 1986: Hillsdale 35, Michigan Tech 14 1985: Hillsdale 52, Michigan Tech 6 1984: Hillsdale 24, Michigan Tech 6

Hillsdale College at Northwood

Indianapolis at Hillsdale College

Sept. 12, 2009

Sept. 19, 2009

Head Coach: Mike Sullivan 2008 Record: 2-8 Nickname: Timberwolves Colors: Columbia Blue and White Enrollment: 1,973 2008 Result: HC 26, NU 7 All-time Series: Hillsdale leads 24-15 Top Returning Offensive Player: Spencer Klukowski Top Returning Defensive Player: Kevin Berrien

Northwood 2009 Schedule Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

vs. N. Michigan vs. Hillsdale at Saginaw Valley at Findlay vs. Indianapolis at Ashland vs. Tiffin vs. Ferris State at Wayne State at Mich. Tech

Recent Results 2008: Hillsdale 26, Northwood 7 2005: Northwood 49, Hillsdale 20 2004: Northwood 56, Hillsdale 21 2003: Northwood 34, Hillsdale 31 2002: Northwood 41, Hillsdale 34 2001: Hillsdale 21, Northwood 14 2000: Northwood 34, Hillsdale 26 1997: Hillsdale 43, Northwood 40

Head Coach: Joe Polizzi 2008 Record: 5-6 Nickname: Greyhounds Colors: Crimson and Grey Enrollment: 4,300 2008 Result: HC 29, UI 17 All-time Series: Hillsdale leads 14-11 Top Returning Offensive Player: Lance Lasker Top Returning Defensive Player: Mike Dum

UIndy 2009 Schedule Aug. 29 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

vs. Ky. Wesleyan vs. Grand Valley vs. Wayne State at Hillsdale vs. Saginaw Valley at Northwood at Ferris State vs. Mich. Tech vs. Tiffin at Ashland at N. Michigan

Recent Results 1996: Northwood 17, Hillsdale 14 1995: Hillsdale 44, Northwood 30 1994: Hillsdale 49, Northwood 0 1993: Hillsdale 37, Northwood 7 1992: Hillsdale 24, Northwood 7 1991: Northwood 6, Hillsdale 0 1990: Northwood 21, Hillsdale 13 1989: Northwood 36, Hillsdale 35

2008: Hillsdale 29, Indianapolis 17 2007: Indianapolis 34, Hillsdale 30 2006: Hillsdale 14, Indianapolis 13 2005: Indianapolis 28, Hillsdale 21 2004: Hillsdale 49, Indianapolis 43 2003: Indianapolis 31, Hillsdale 10 2002: Indianapolis 24, Hillsdale 17 2001: Indianapolis 20, Hillsdale 17

2000: Indianapolis 16, Hillsdale 14 1999: Indianapolis 34, Hillsdale 9 1998: Indianapolis 34, Hillsdale 7 1997: Indianapolis 17, Hillsdale 10 1996: Hillsdale 24, Indianapolis 14 1995: Hillsdale 10, Indianapolis 0 1994: Hillsdale 37, Indianapolis 0 1993: Hillsdale 14, Indianapolis 7

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‘ Charger Football Hillsdale College at Ashland

Hillsdale College at Findlay

Sept. 26, 2009

Oct. 3, 2009

Head Coach: Lee Owens 2008 Record: 9-4 Nickname: Eagles Colors: Purple and Gold Enrollment: 6,500 2008 Result: AU 24, HC 17 All-time Series: Hillsdale leads 22-17 Top Returning Offensive Player: Billy Cundiff Top Returning Defensive Player: Chris Harvey

Ashland 2009 Schedule Aug. 27 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

at Bloomsburg at Ferris State vs. Mich. Tech at Tiffin vs. Hillsdale at Wayne State vs. Northwood at Saginaw Valley vs. Grand Valley vs. Indianapolis at Findlay

Recent Results

Findlay 2009 Schedule Aug. 27 Sept. 3 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

vs. Urbana at Tiffin vs. Ferris State at Wayne State vs. Northwoo vs. Hillsdale at Mich. Tech at Grand Valley vs. N. Michigan at Saginaw Valley vs. Ashland

Recent Results

2008: Ashland 24, Hillsdale 17 2007: Hillsdale 49, Ashland 28 2006: Ashland 30, Hillsdale 24 2005: Ashland 7, Hillsdale 3 2004: Ashland 24, Hillsdale 0 2003: Hillsdale 24, Ashland 21 2002: Hillsdale 37, Ashland 7 2001: Ashland 24, Hillsdale 10

2000: Ashland 17, Hillsdale 10 1999: Hillsdale 29, Ashland 17 1998: Ashland 30, Hillsdale 27 1997: Ashland 27, Hillsdale 3 1996: Hillsdale 21, Ashland 0 1995: Hillsdale 28, Ashland 7 1994: Ashland 31, Hillsdale 20 1993: Ashland 20, Hillsdale 18

2008: Hillsdale 20, Findlay 13 2007: Hillsdale 45, Findlay 7 2006: Hillsdale 10, Findlay 7 2005: Findlay 17, Hillsdale 14 2004: Findlay 28, Hillsdale 23 2003: Findlay 17, Hillsdale 9 2002: Findlay 35, Hillsdale 14 2001: Hillsdale 42, Findlay 13

2000: Hillsdale 17, Findlay 6 1999: Hillsdale 17, Findlay 14 1998: Hillsdale 17, Findlay 14 1970: Hillsdale 30, Findlay 7 1969: Hillsdale 49, Findlay 2 1967: Findlay 13, Hillsdale 3 1966: Hillsdale 28, Findlay 13 1965: Hillsdale 28, Findlay 20

Grand Valley at Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College at N. Michigan

Oct. 10, 2009

Oct. 17, 2009

Head Coach: Chuck Martin 2008 Record: 11-1 Nickname: Lakers Colors: Black and Blue Enrollment: 23,464 2008 Result: GV 41, HC 10 All-time Series: GV leads 22-9 Top Returning Offensive Player: Brad Iciek Top Returning Defensive Player: Danny Richard

GVSU 2009 Schedule Aug. 29 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

at W. Texas A&M at Indianapolis vs. Saginaw Valley at Ferris State at Mich. Tech vs. Tiffin at Hillsdale vs. Findlay at Ashland vs. N. Michigan vs. Wayne State

2008: Grand Valley 41, Hillsdale 10 2005: Grand Valley 38, Hillsdale 10 2004: Grand Valley 58, Hillsdale 7 2003: Grand Valley 37, Hillsdale 24 2002: Grand Valley 44, Hillsdale 19 2001: Grand Valley 57, Hillsdale 21 2000: Grand Valley 31, Hillsdale 19 1997: Grand Valley 14, Hillsdale 12

Head Coach: Bernie Anderson 2008 Record: 2-8 Nickname: Wildcats Colors: Green and Yellow Enrollment: 9,400 2008 Result: HC 49, NM 25 All-time Series: Hillsdale leads 22-14-1 Top Returning Offensive Player: Mark Bossuah Top Returning Defensive Player: Nathan Yelk

NMU 2009 Schedule Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

at Northwood vs. Tiffin at Mich. Tech vs. Ferris State at Saginaw Valley vs. Wayne State vs. Hillsdale at Findlay at Grand Valley vs. Indianapolis

Recent Results

Recent Results

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Head Coach: Jon Wauford 2008 Record: 2-9 Nickname: Oilers Colors: Orange and Black Enrollment: 4,700 2008 Result: HC 20 UF 13 All-time Series: Hillsdale leads 14-6-1 Top Returning Offensive Player: Anthony Lanzara Top Returning Defensive Player: Joe Knopick

1996: Grand Valley 17, Hillsdale 16 1995: Grand Valley 25, Hillsdale 20 1994: Hillsdale 33, Grand Valley 20 1993: Hillsdale 38, Grand Valley 21 1992: Grand Valley 34, Hillsdale 21 1991: Grand Valley 9, Hillsdale 6 1990: Hillsdale 38, Grand Valley 34 1989: Grand Valley 38, Hillsdale 17

2008: Hillsdale 49, N. Michigan 25 2007: HIllsdale 42, N. Michigan 41 2006: N. Michigan 31, Hillsdale 24 2003: Hillsdale 27, N. Michigan 20 2002: N. Michigan 26, Hillsdale 23 2001: N. Michigan 25, Hillsdale 19 2000: N. Michigan 31, Hillsdale 17 1997: N. Michigan 10, Hillsdale 0

1996: Hillsdale 24, N. Michigan 14 1995: N. Michigan 28, Hillsdale 14 1994: Hillsdale 45, N. Michigan 14 1993: Hillsdale 28, N. Michigan 12 1992: Hillsdale 32, N. Michigan 6 1991: Hillsdale 24, N. Michigan 0 1990: Hillsdale 36, N. Michigan 21 1989: Hillsdale 27, N. Michigan 17


‘ Charger Football Wayne State at Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College at Ferris State

Oct. 24, 2009

Oct. 31, 2009

Head Coach: Paul Winters 2008 Record: 8-3 Nickname: Warriors Colors: Green and Gold Enrollment: 30,280 2008 Result: WS 14, HC 7 All-time Series: Hillsdale leads 36-13-1 Top Returning Offensive Player: Joique Bell Top Returning Defensive Player: Matt Shango

Wayne St. 2009 Schedule Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

vs. Saginaw Valley at Indianapolis vs. Findlay at Tiffin vs. Ashland at N. Michigan vs. Ferris State at Hillsdale vs. Northwood at Grand Valley

Recent Results 2000: Wayne State 27, Hillsdale 21 1999: Hillsdale 24, Wayne State 9 1998: Hillsdale 28, Wayne State 17 1997: Hillsdale 10, Wayne State 6 1996: Hillsdale 14, Wayne State 0 1995: Hillsdale 45, Wayne State 13 1994: Hillsdale 56, Wayne State 9 1993: Wayne State 23, Hillsdale 21

Tiffin at Hillsdale College Nov. 7, 2009 Head Coach: Dave Walkosky 2008 Record: 1-10 Nickname: Dragons Colors: Green and Gold Enrollment: 2,400 2008 Result: HC 37, TU 36 All-time Series: Hillsdale leads 3-2 Top Returning Offensive Player: Trey Williams Top Returning Defensive Player: Rahsan Wilson

2008: Hillsdale 37, Tiffin 36 2007: Hillsdale 31, Tiffin 14 2006: Tiffin 24, Hillsdale 14 2005: Hillsdale 24, Tiffin 14 2004: Tiffin 15, Hillsdale 13

Ferris State 2009 Schedule Aug. 29 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

vs. Tiffin vs. Ashland at Findlay vs. Grand Valley at N. Michigan vs. Mich. Tech vs. Indianapolis at Wayne State at Northwood vs. Hillsdale at Saginaw Valley

Recent Results

2008: Wayne State 14, Hillsdale 7 2007: Hillsdale 35, Wayne State 21 2006: Wayne State 49, Hillsdale 26 2005: Hillsdale 28, Wayne State 14 2004: Hillsdale 37, Wayne State 10 2003: Hillsdale 49, Wayne State 26 2002: Hillsdale 40, Wayne State 34 2001: Wayne State 19, Hillsdale 17

All-time series

Head Coach: Jeff Pierce Record at School: 90-64 2008 Record: 6-5 Nickname: Bulldogs Colors: Crimson and Gold Enrollment: 13,087 2008 Result: HC 34, FS 14 All-time Series: Hillsdale leads 4-0 Top Returning Offensive Player: Tim Hogue Top Returning Defensive Player: Chad Wilson

Tiffin 2009 Schedule Aug. 29 Sept. 3 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7

at Ferris State vs. Findlay at N. Michigan vs. Ashland vs. Wayne State at Grand Valley vs. Saginaw Valley at Northwood at Indianapolis vs. Mich. Tech at Hillsdale

2008: Hillsdale 34, Ferris State 14 2007: Ferris State 44, Hillsdale 41 2006: Hillsdale 29, Ferris State 27 2005: Hillsdale 34, Ferris State 14 2004: Ferris State 21, Hillsdale 7 2003: Ferris State 25, Hillsdale 20 2002: Ferris State 33, Hillsdale 21 2001: Ferris State 38, Hillsdale 21

2000: Hillsdale 23, Ferris State 14 1999: Hillsdale 40, Ferris State 37 1998: Ferris State 24, Hillsdale 21 1997: Ferris State 35, Hillsdale 21 1996: Ferris State 20, Hillsdale 7 1995: Ferris State 17, Hillsdale 10 1994: Ferris State 14, Hillsdale 10 1993: Hillsdale 13, Ferris State 13

2009 GLIAC Football Preseason Poll School (first-place votes) 1. Grand Valley State (11) 2. Ashland (1) 3. Michigan Tech 4. Wayne State 5. Saginaw Valley State 6. Hillsdale College 7. Ferris State 8. Indianapolis 9. Findlay 10. Northern Michigan 11. Northwood 12. Tiffin

Points 121 107 94 89 85 71 66 51 38 33 24 13

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‘ Charger Football COVERING THE CHARGERS Cr C r e de nt n t i a ls All members of the media covering Hillsdale College football games must secure credentials from the sports information office at least seven days prior to the scheduled home game. Working press box credentials will only be issued to accredited newspaper, radio, television or webcasting crews. Photo passes will also be issued in accordance with rules regarding press passes as stated above. Photographers are free to shoot on the sidelines between the goal line and each 20-yard-line, or from behind each end zone. Photographers are forbidden from shooting near the team benches or by the coaches’ boxes.

Pre es s s B ox S e rv rvice ic e s All working media will be provided game notes, which include statistics, rosters and a depth chart, along with a gameday program. In-game statistics will be distributed to media members at the end of each quarter and at halftime. Endof-game statistical packets will also be made available to visiting team coaches and media members approximately 15 minutes after the conlcusion of the game.

Pos stga tga me m e I n t ervie e rv ie w s Hillsdale College football head coach Keith Otterbein will be available for postgame interviews on the Muddy Waters Stadium field approximately 15 minutes after the conclusion of the game. Individual players can also be interviewed in this area at the same time. Coach Otterbein can be reached by phone throughout the week. He is most readily available by phone in the midmornings. Appointments to interview Coach Otterbein can be made through the Hillsdale College Sports Information Office at (517) 607-3172.

P hone L ine Phone ines/Int s/ Int e r ne t A Acc ccess ess Two phone lines are available for visiting radio crews in the press box. The phone line number for visiting radio crew is (517) 607-3156. Three seats in the press box are available for visiting radio crews. A total of four seats are available for visiting newspaper reporters. Any school wishing to webcast games from Muddy Waters Stadium will be set up in the upstairs, open-air coaching spot, located above the press box. Wireless Internet access is also available in the press box. Scores from other GLIAC games will be announced throughout the duration of home contests. The general press box phone number, to either get in-game Hillsdale score updates or to report out-of-town scores, is (517) 6072220.

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Head coach Keith Otterbein being interviewed on the Ford Field playing surface on Nov. 4, 2004. Hillsdale defeated Wayne State 37-10 in the “Collegiate Clash,” a college football doubleheader that featured Central Michigan taking on Eastern Michigan in the second game that day.

The Hillsdale College athletic website is the fastest way to read up on news about all of Hillsdale College’s athletic teams. Game stories, stats, photos and historical archives of all teams are available at http://www.hillsdale.edu/ athletics. All Hillsdale football games can be heard on the radio through the Chargers’ athletic website. WCSR out of Hillsdale will call each game, with Andy Brown on play-by-play. Andy will be joined by Jim Eckhardt and Dan Bisher in broadcasting all of Hillsdale’s home and away football games. A link on the school’s athletic website is available to listen live to all Charger football games. Also available at all home games are live stats and webcasting for all football, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball games. Check the main front page for liks to live stats throughout all home games this school year. Webcasting will be provided by b2networks.


‘ Charger Football 2008 Hillsdale College Football Hillsdale College Combined Team Statistics (as of Nov 08, 2008) All games

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Date Aug 30, 2008 Sep 06, 2008 Sep 13, 2008 Sep 20, 2008 Sep 27, 2008 Oct 04, 2008 Oct 11, 2008 Oct 18, 2008 Oct 25, 2008 Nov 01, 2008 Nov 08, 2008

Rushing

Vinnie Panizzi Brett Lark V. Alentado Brad Spencer A.J. Kegg Brad Otterbein Billy Kanitz Brian Thompson Mike Blanchard Bill Brown J.D.Kowalkowski Aaron Waldie Andrew Wilburn TEAM Matt Bryan Mark Petro T. Weatherhead Total Opponents Passing

Opponent ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE at Michigan Tech NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY at Indianapolis ASHLAND UNIVERSITY FINDLAY at Grand Valley State NORTHERN MICHIGAN at Wayne State FERRIS STATE at TU gp-gs

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11-11 7-0 3-0 11-11 11-11 11 11

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Field Goals

Mark Petro Scoring

Mark Petro Vinnie Panizzi A.J. Kegg Andre Holmes Matt Patillo Billy Kanitz Aaron Waldie Brad Spencer Brett Lark Brad Otterbein T. Weatherhead Mike Blanchard Total Opponents

gain loss

Att. 1848 2543 989 3213 1361 2208 14161 1397 1984 1676 567

net avg

td

effic comp-att-int

no.

yds

pct. 01-19

15-19 78.9 0-0 td

yds

td

fg

- 15-19 12 9 4 4 4 3 1 1 1 - - 39 15-19 31 6 12

kick

35-36 35-36 22 25

avg

12.0 11.8 9.2 16.9 11.3 10.5 7.3 13.8 7.5 15.0 12.0 11.0 6.0 6.0 11.8 12.6 20-29

2-3

td

9 3 0 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 17 30-39

8-10

lg avg/g

72 261.3 15 11.0 17 7.7 39 3.5 0 0.0 72 273.9 88 208.0

42 80.7 45 57.0 26 25.8 72 44.5 39 29.9 52 21.0 15 4.0 31 5.0 9 1.4 15 1.5 12 1.7 11 1.8 6 3.0 6 1.2 72 273.9 88 208.0 5-6

- - - - - - - - - - - 0-1 - - 0-1 01

6 3 1 1 1 1

Punting

lg blk

0-0

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pts

- 80 - 72 - 54 - 24 - 24 - 24 - 18 6 6 6 0 0 - 314 1 236

Home 5-1 4-1 1-0

1

no.

Kick Returns

no.

Vinnie Panizzi A.J. Kegg Aaron Waldie Andre Holmes Mike Blanchard Total Opponents Total Offense

T. Weatherhead Vinnie Panizzi Brett Lark Brad Otterbein V. Alentado Total Opponents

yds avg

89 65 38 9 0 0

td

14.8 21.7 38.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 lg

13 13 18 26 10 3 1 1 1 42 59

g

rush

yds avg

td

501 221 30 17 30 0 799 972 rcv

19.3 22.1 10.0 17.0 30.0 0.0 19.0 16.5 pr

11 1086 231 0 11 35 888 0 11 -1 627 0 11 0 490 0 11 4 284 110 11 1381 3013 110 11 1376 2288 220 g plays

11 11 11 7 11 11 11

2 1

td

rush

OPP 188 78 97 13 1376 383 3.6 125.1 12 2288 307-181-13 7.5 12.6 208.0 17 3664 5.3 333.1 59-972 18-220 12-187 16-11 54-445 50-38.4 30:28 45/140 6/19 51 40 38 9 0 0

tb

yds avg

110 8.5 110 8.5 220 12.2

Neutral 0-0 0-0 0-0

lg

0 0 0 0 0 0

24 1079 45.0 58 17 693 40.8 62

Punt Returns

All Purpose

Away 2-3 2-3 0-0

HC 247 93 140 14 1381 394 3.5 125.5 18 3013 394-255-12 7.6 11.8 273.9 21 4394 5.6 399.5 42-799 13-110 13-201 19-12 43-365 41-43.2 30:54 65/152 7/20

no. yds avg

Vinnie Panizzi Aaron Waldie V. Alentado Alex Wojcik Mike Blanchard TEAM Total Opponents

50-99

-

no.

Alex Wojcik Mat Szula Austin Niemiec Evan Brown Tom Korte P. Schoening

Mike Blanchard Total Opponents

PAT rush rcv pass dxp saf

0-1 0-1 0-2 44

Interceptions

Eric Schweller Andrew Wilburn

lg avg/g

40-49

Overall 7-4 6-4 1-0

Team Statistics FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Att-Comp-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards PUNTS-AVG TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 4TH-DOWN Conversions

71 98.7 22 23.3 18 4.1 13 12.7 10 3.2 4 2.4 6 1.3 6 1.0 8 0.4 4 0.7 2 0.2 0 -0.1 0 -1.4 0 -1.6 13 -3.0 0 -0.8 8 -8.6 71 125.5 60 125.1

145.55 242-366-10 66.1 2874 21 54.21 10-23-2 43.5 77 0 131.07 2-3-0 66.7 23 0 427.60 1-1-0 100.0 39 0 0.00 0-1-0 0.0 0 0 140.45 255-394-12 64.7 3013 21 131.37 181-307-13 59.0 2288 17

11-1 74 888 11-11 53 627 11-11 31 284 11-0 29 490 11-11 29 329 11-11 22 231 11-0 6 44 11-10 4 55 11-0 2 15 10-0 1 15 7-0 1 12 6-0 1 11 2-0 1 6 5-0 1 6 11 255 3013 11 181 2288 fg

pct

Record: All games Conference Non-Conference

lg avg/g

11-11 229 1128 42 1086 4.7 11 11-0 61 272 16 256 4.2 1 11-0 13 48 3 45 3.5 0 3-0 7 38 0 38 5.4 1 11-1 9 37 2 35 3.9 0 7-0 7 18 1 17 2.4 1 11-10 8 14 0 14 1.8 4 10-0 7 15 5 10 1.4 0 11-11 4 14 10 4 1.0 0 6-0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0 6-0 4 4 3 1 0.2 0 11-11 1 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 5-0 1 0 7 -7 -7.0 0 5-0 6 0 8 -8 -1.3 0 3-0 3 13 22 -9 -3.0 0 11-0 1 0 9 -9 -9.0 0 11-11 32 44 139 -95 -3.0 0 11 394 1649 268 1381 3.5 18 11 383 1796 420 1376 3.6 12

T. Weatherhead Brad Otterbein Matt Bryan Mike Blanchard Vinnie Panizzi Total Opponents A.J. Kegg Aaron Waldie Mike Blanchard Andre Holmes Matt Patillo Vinnie Panizzi Brett Lark Billy Kanitz Kevin Hershock Brian Thompson Matt Terhune Bill Brown Evan Jacobson Jake White Total Opponents

att

Score 49-6 36-39 26-7 29-17 17-24 20-13 10-41 49-25 7-14 34-14 37-36

W L W W L W L W L W W

0 0 1

fc i20 50+ blk

4 1

7 7

6 2

0 0

lg

17 17 92 lg

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

35 39 14 17 30 0 39 41

kr

ir

total avg/g

501 0 1818 165.3 0 0 923 83.9 221 0 847 77.0 0 0 490 44.5 30 0 428 38.9 799 201 5504 500.4 972 187 5043 458.5 pass

total avg/g

398 -95 2874 2779 252.6 230 1086 0 1086 98.7 61 256 0 256 23.3 30 17 77 94 13.4 13 45 0 45 4.1 788 1381 3013 4394 399.5 690 1376 2288 3664 333.1

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‘ Charger Football The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), founded in 1972, has been a leader in the advancement and promotion of intercollegiate athletics for men and women for 38 years. The charter members of the GLIAC were Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, Lake Superior State University, Northwood University (then Institute), and Saginaw Valley State University. Expansion of the GLIAC began immediately with the addition of Oakland University in 1974. Hillsdale College, Northern Michigan University, and Wayne State University were accepted as members in 1975. In 1977, the conference lost its first member when Northern Michigan withdrew. Michigan Technological University filled the vacancy when it became a member in 1980. After the 1986-87 season, Northwood left the conference and was replaced by Northern Michigan. Northwood rejoined the conference in 1992. After the 1989 season, the conference dropped football as a sponsored sport. The conference schools sponsoring football joined the members of the Heartland Collegiate Conference in forming the football-only Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference (MIFC), which began play in 1990. After nine years as one of the premier conferences in Division II football, the MIFC merged as part of GLIAC on July 1, 1999. With the merger, the University of Indianapolis became an associate member as a football-only school. The GLIAC entered a new era in the 1995-96 school year. Prior to that time, all GLIAC member institutions were located in the state of Michigan. On Dec. 14, 1994, membership was offered to three schools located in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The expansion members were Ashland University of Ashland, Ohio, and Gannon University and Mercyhurst College, both located in Erie, Pennsylvania. All three schools began their membership July 1, 1995. On July 1, 1997, membership was granted to The University of Findlay, located in Findlay, Ohio. UF replaced Oakland University, which withdrew from the conference after the 1996-97 season as it moved to NCAA Division I status. Westminster College, located in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, became the 14th member of the GLIAC when it accepted its expansion offer in May of 1997. On June 30, 2000 Westminster left the conference as it changed its affiliation to NCAA Division III. The GLIAC membership changed again when Tiffin University of Ohio joined the conference in the 2008-09 academic year. Tiffin was offered membership on June 20,

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2007, and competes in 18 of the league’s championships. The addition of Tiffin left the GLIAC with 12 full-time members as Gannon and Mercyhurst moved to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference after the 2007-08 season. The GLIAC will enter a new era during the 2009-10 academic year. Commissioner Tom Brown, who had presided over the league for 17 years, retried on June 30, 2009. The longest serving commissioner in the history of the GLIAC, Brown expanded the conference from 10 full members to 14 full members and two associate members. Also under his leadership, the conference has grown to offering championships in 20 sports (10 men’s and 10 women’s) while rising to prominence on the national level as GLIAC teams and student-athletes have achieved success both in the classroom and on the fields of play. Brown oversaw the conference’s latest expansion that will occur on July 1, 2010 when Lake Erie College of Painesville, Ohio, and Ohio Dominican University, located in Columbus, will enter the GLIAC. The policy-making body of the GLIAC is the Executive Council, which is comprised of three representatives from each member institution – its director of athletics, faculty athletics representative and senior woman administrator. The presidency of the GLIAC is rotated alphabetically by school, with Kris Dunbar, Director of Athletics at Lake Superior State, serving as GLIAC President in 2009-10. Dr. Frederick Finks, President of Ashland University, will serve as the chairperson of the GLIAC Presidents Council this year. The GLIAC made history in 2009 when it hired Dell Robinson as Commissioner. Robinson became the first ethnic minority to serve as D-II commissioner of a non-historically black college or university conference when he began his duties on July 1, 2009. Assisting Robinson are: Penny Cook, Asst. Commissioner for Compliance/SWA, Jeff Ligney, Asst. Commissioner for Media Relations; Denise Gross, Assistant to the Commissioner; Amy Howard, GLIAC Intern; Phil Barnes, Supervisor of Football Officials; John Kirk, Supervisor of Basketball Officials; Jeanne Skinner, Supervisor of Volleyball Officials; and Rich Fetchiet, Assignor of Baseball Umpires.

“Where Champions Compete”

The GLIAC Commissioners John Hoekje Herbert “Pete” Peterson

1971-72 to 1978-79 1979-80 to 1984-85

Tom Donahue Vern Norris

1985-86 to 1986-87 1987-88 to 1991-92

Tom Brown Dell Robinson

1992-93 to 2008-09 2009-10 to present


‘ Charger Football Scor ing O f ff fe en n se 1. Grand Valley State 2. Ashland 3. Michigan Tech 4. Hillsdale 5. Saginaw Valley State 6. Indianapolis 7. Northwood 8. Northern Michigan 9. Wayne State 10. Tiffin

38.5 34.8 29.2 28.5 26.2 26.0 21.5 20.8 20.2 19.5

1. Northwood 2. Indianapolis 3. Grand Valley State 4. Michigan Tech 5. Wayne State 6. Ferris State 7. Ashland 8. Northern Michigan 9. Saginaw Valley State 10. Hillsdale

S cor coring ing D De e fe f e n se 1. Grand Valley State 2. Wayne State 3. Ferris State 4. Hillsdale 5. Saginaw Valley State 6. Indianapolis 7. Findlay 8. Michigan Tech 9. Ashland 10. Northwood

12.7 14.6 20.7 21.5 22.4 23.3 25.0 29.3 29.5 31.0

441.7 429.1 399.5 388.3 380.4 354.2 352.0 330.5 326.2 323.8

Tota l D e Total efe f e n se 1. Grand Valley State 2. Ferris State 3. Saginaw Valley State 4. Hillsdale 5. Findlay 6. Wayne State 7. Indianapolis 8. Tiffin 9. Northern Michigan 10. Michigan Tech

278.9 308.8 319.5 333.1 340.4 347.8 349.2 374.1 400.0 404.9

232.0 231.8 228.4 186.9 171.5 163.0 145.8 141.0 137.9 125.5

Ru shing Defen D efen se 1. Grand Valley State 2. Hillsdale 3. Indianapolis 4. Ferris State 5. Saginaw Valley State 6. Wayne State 7. Findlay 8. Tiffin 9. Northwood 10. Michigan Tech

Tota l O f fe Total fen n se 1. Ashland 2. Grand Valley State 3. Hillsdale 4. Michigan Tech 5. Indianapolis 6. Saginaw Valley State 7. Northwood 8. Northern Michigan 9. Ferris State 10. Tiffin

Ru R u shing Offe Offen n se

116.4 125.1 135.5 138.5 141.2 160.4 166.8 168.8 169.1 170.5

P a ssing O Offen ffe nse se 1. Ashland 2. Tiffin 3. Hillsdale 4. Saginaw Valley State 5. Findlay 6. Michigan Tech 7. Grand Valley State 8. Northern Michigan 9. Ferris State 10. Indianapolis

295.9 285.4 273.9 216.3 205.3 201.4 200.7 189.5 163.2 148.5

P a ssing De Defn fnse se 1. Grand Valley State 2. Ferris State 3. Findlay 4. Saginaw Valley State 5. Wayne State 6. Tiffin 7. Northern Michigan 8. Hillsdale 9. Indianapolis 10. Ashland

162.5 170.4 173.5 178.3 187.5 205.3 205.8 208.0 213.6 216.2

In ter c eptions ept ions 1. Wayne State 2. Ashland 3. Hillsdale 3. Saginaw Valley State 3. Findlay 6. Indianapolis 6. Grand Valley State 8. Michigan Tech 9. Northern Michigan 9. Tiffin

16 14 13 13 13 12 12 11 8 8

Pu n ting 1. Grand Valley State 2. Hillsdale 3. Michigan Tech 4. Northern Michigan 5. Tiffin 6. Northwood 7. Findlay 8. Wayne State 9. Ferris State 10. Indianapolis

36.6 36.4 34.3 34.0 32.8 32.5 32.4 32.1 31.8 31.4

Sa S a ck cks B By y 1. Grand Valley State 2. Hillsdale 2. Wayne State 4. Saginaw Valley State 5. Tiffin 6. Ashland 7. Findlay 8. Northern Michigan 9. Indianapolis 10. Ferris State/Northwood

51 32 32 24 21 19 18 17 16 15

Sa S a ck cks A Ag ga ainst in s t 1. Saginaw Valley State 2. Michigan Tech 2. Grand Valley State 4. Northwood 5. Findlay 5. Wayne State 7. Indianapolis 8. Hillsdale 9. Ferris State 10. Northern Michigan

11 13 13 14 15 15 17 18 29 31

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‘ Charger Football Rushing 1. Phil Milbrath 2. James Berezik 3. Craig Jenkins 4. Mark Boussah 5. Joique Bell 6. Brandon Emeott 7. Vinnie Panizzi 8. Dawon Harvey 9. Spencer Klukowski 10. Torris Childs

MT GV UI NM WS SV HC AU NU NU

S coring (T D) 134.3 127.5 120.4 110.0 104.7 100.8 98.7 92.6 86.8 85.5

P a s sing Y Ya ar rd ds 1. Billy Cundiff 2. Matt Root 3. Troy Weatherhead 4. Dan Stiefel 5. Steve Short 6. Brad Iciek 7. Anthony Lanzara 8. Spencer Klukowski 9. Lance Lasker 10. Carter Kopach

AU TU HC SV MT GV UF NU UI NM

TU UF HC AU MT AU TU HC SV AU

290.5 273.2 261.3 211.3 199.3 187.7 174.2 130.4 119.3 119.0

8.3 6.7 6.7 5.8 5.7 5.5 5.4 4.8 4.7 4.6

R e c e i v ing Y Ya ar rd ds Pe er r Ga Game 1. Dyshaun Edwards 2. Joe Horn 3. Keith White 4. Nick Bellanco 5. Mike Chambers 6. A.J. Kegg 7. Johnny Long 8. Galen Stone 9. Bobby Slowick 10. Aaron Waldie

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TU AU MT AU UF HC AU SV MT HC

MT GV WS HC GV SV UI TU GV AU

128 120 78 72 72 72 72 68 66 54

Scoring (K)

Catc C atche he s P e r Ga m me e 1. Dyshawun Edwards 2. Mike Chambers 2. A.J. Kegg 4. Joe Horn 5. Keith White 6. Nick Bellanco 7. Greg Raspberry 8. Aaron Waldie 9. Galen Stone 10. Johnny Long

1. Phil Milbrath 2. James Berezik 3. Joique Bell 4. Vinnie Panizzi 4. Jonn Mathews 4. Brandon Emeott 4. Craig Jenkins 8. Dyshaun Edwards 9. Blake Smolen 10. Dawon Harvey

Ta ac c kl kles es

97.6 88.8 85.8 84.7 83.2 80.7 69.2 63.1 60.3 57.0

1. Todd Carter 2. Mark Petro 3. Jeremy Burr 4. Gregg Berkshire 5. Cameron Stevens 6. Jace Morrison 7. Tyler Cattelino 8. Pat Sijan 9. Dave Chudzinski 10. Anthony Leandri

GV HC SV AU UF UI MT NU WS NM

HC NU FS MT SV GV NM TU UF WS

92 80 62 61 60 56 51 49 48 25

1. Dan Skuta 2. Drew Berube 3. Danny Richard 4. Matt Shango 5. Drew Douthit 5. Jake Visser 7. Eric Weber 8. Mike Roach 9. Adam Nuckols 9. Andrew Bates

45.0 41.3 41.2 40.3 40.2 39.7 38.6 38.0 36.7 36.6

HC SV UF GV NU UI GV MT WS FS

131 127 126 126 114 105 101 101 98 98

GV HC SV WS TU FS HC UF WS WS

11.5 10.5 8.0 7.0 6.5 6.5 6.0 5.5 5.0 5.0

Ta ackle c kless- for -Loss 1. Drew Berube 2. Tom Korte 3. Danny Richard 3. Tom Brenner 5. Jake Visser 6. Matt Shango 6. Brad Howard 8. Dan Skuta 9. John Jacobs 10. Drew Douthit

Fiel d G Field Goa oa ls 1. Mark Petro 2. Jeremy Burr 2. Cameron Stevens 2. Todd Carter 5. Pat Sijan 6. Jace Morrison 6. Gregg Berkshire 8. Tyler Cattelino 8. Dave Chudzinski 10. Jim Yates

SV UF NU AU HC FS FS WS NM UI

Sa S a ck cks

P unting u n t ing Ave Averag ge e 1. Eric Schweller 2. Chris Kollias 3. Jim Yates 4. Jon Mills 5. Kurtis Fournier 6. Justin Trumble 7. Garrett Peck 8. Drew Douthit 9. Joe Knopick 10. Shane Morris

1. John Jacobs 2. Joe Knopick 3. Parris Burt 3. Tom Brenner 5. Tom Korte 6. Jake Visser 7. Kevin Noe 7. Tristan Black 9. Nathan Yelk 9. Mike Dum

HC HC GV AU FS WS GV GV SV TU

19.0 18.0 17.0 17.0 16.0 14.5 14.5 14.0 13.5 12.5

In ter c eptions ept ions 15 12 12 12 9 8 8 7 7 6

1. Alex Wojcik 2. Matt Black 2. Stan Thornton 2. Anthony Fields 5. Craig Ray 5. Robert Haynes 5. Corn. Dillard 5. David Carmody 5. Tom Brenner 10. Zach Gauthier

HC SV WS UF UI MT WS MT AU NM

6 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 2


‘ Charger Football 2008 GLIAC Standings GLIAC W-L Grand Valley State 10-0 Ashland 8-2 Michigan Tech 7-3 Wayne State 7-3 Saginaw Valley State 7-3 Hillsdale 6-4 Ferris State 5-5 Indianapolis 4-6 Northern Michigan 2-8 Northwood 2-8 Findlay 1-9 Tiffin 1-9

Pct. 1.000 .800 .700 .700 .700 .600 .500 .400 .200 .200 .100 .100

Overall 11-1 9-4 8-3 8-3 7-3 7-4 6-5 5-6 2-8 2-8 2-9 1-10

PF-PA 462-152 452-383 321-322 222-161 262-224 314-236 182-228 286-256 208-320 215-310 212-275 215-382

GLIAC Players of the Week Offensive Players of the Week Week 1 Steve Short (MT) Week 2 Matt Root (TU) Week 3 Billy Cundiff (AU) Week 4 Phil Milbrath (MT) Week 5 Brad Iciek (GV) Week 6 Craig Jenkins (UI) Week 7 K. Parrish (FS) Week 8 James Berezik (GV) Week 9 Brad Iciek (GV) Week 10 Joique Bell (WS) Week 11 James Berezik (GV) Defensive Players of the Week Week 1 Parris Burt (TU) Week 2 Jake Visser (FS) Week 3 Parris Burt (TU) Week 4 Tom Brenner (AU) Week 5 C. Wilson (FS) Week 6 Alex Wojcik (HC) Week 7 Dan Skuta (GV) Week 8 J. Jones (WS) Week 9 Nathan Yelk (NM) Week 10 Drew Berube (HC) Week 11 Matt Black (SV)

Special Teams Players of the Week Week 1 Dante Dunn (WS) Week 2 Dante Dunn (WS) Week 3 Mark Petro (HC) Week 4 Mark Petro (HC) Week 5 Dante Dunn (WS) Week 6 Eric Schweller (HC) Week 7 Dion Harvey (AU) Week 8 A. Dunson (AU) Week 9 Jim Yates (FS) Week 10 Gregg Berkshire (AU) Week 11 Carlin Isles (AU)

2008 GLIAC Football Awards Player of the Year: Billy Cundiff Quarterback Ashland University Offensive Back of the Year: James Berezik Running Back Grand Valley State Offensive Lineman of the Year: Billy Eisenhardt Center Grand Valley State Defensive Back of the Year: Dante Dunn Cornerback Wayne State University Defensive Linemen of the Year: Jake Visser Defensive End Ferris State University and Dan Skuta Defensive End Grand Valley State Freshman of the Year: Kevin Smith Quarterback Wayne State University

Mark Petro (97) was named Special Teams Player of the Week twice.

Coach of the Year: Paul Winters Wayne State University

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‘ Charger Football 2008 Hillsdale College Players of the Week Week 1

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Offense Offense Scout

Troy Weatherhead Vinnie Panizzi

Andre Holmes

Jared Veldheer

Vinnie Panizzi

Matt Patillo

Derek Kingshott

Anthony Mifsud

Cam White

Ed Hojnacki

Trevor Putnam

J.D. Kowalkowski

Defense Defense Scout

Drew Berube

Tom Korte

Drew Berube

Eric Weber

Tom Korte

Austin Niemiec

Jimmie Plaskey

Kyle Caulkins

K. Cunningham

Ridge Riebold

Nate Wade

Ryan Egnatuck

Special Teams

Schuyler File

Bill Kanitz

Ben Wood

Nick Hixson

Eric Weber

Eric Schweller

E.P.E.P. Award

Phil Doerfler

Josiah Swartz

Tom Korte

Drew Berube

Mat Szula

Alex Wojcik

Big Stick Award

Joe Stempien

Tom Korte

Tom Korte

Mark Yassay

Lance Smith

Tom Korte

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Offense Offense Scout

Phil Doerfler

Josiah Swartz

A.J. Kegg

Troy Weatherhead A.J. Kegg

D.J. Loy

Evan Jacobson

Brad Spencer

Greg Silm

Andrew Young

Defense Defense Scout

Drew Berube

Palmer Schoening Evan Brown

Drew Berube

Drew Berube

Ridge Riebold

Ben Karaba

Ron Bedway

Jimmie Plaskey

Aric Geerlings

Special Teams

Eric Schweller

Joe Stempien

Nick Hixson

Vince Alentado

Mark Petro

E.P.E.P. Award

Alex Wojcik

Andre Holmes

Eric Weber

Mat Szula

Josiah Swartz

Big Stick Award

Vinnie Panizzi

Matt Patillo

Aaron Waldie

Andrew Yarbrough Kevin Hershock

Tom Korte

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Alex Wojcik

Aaron Waldie


‘ Charger Football Car C ar e e r R u shing ya rd yar ds 1. Scott Schulte 2. Phil Martin 3. Jeff Cameron 4. Kevin Clive 5. Nate Clark 6. Vinnie Panizzi 7. Dick Kraatz 8. Steve Rodick 9. Jerry Cifor 10. Mel Patterson

1990-93 2003-06 1987-90 2001-02 1954-57 20061967-70 1976-79 1978-81 1966-68

4,495 3,395 2,590 2,331 2,248 2,216 2,089 1,986 1,922 1,706

Ca re Car eer P Pa a ssing s sing Ya rd Yar ds 1. Bill Skelton 2. Mark Nicolet 3. Kyle Keefer 4. Mike Gatt 5. Greg Younger 6. Pat Riepma 7. Brian Boyse 8. Doug Szijethy 9. Craig Como 10. Troy Weatherhead

2000-03 2004-07 1996-99 1982-85 1991-94 1979-82 1986-88 1969-72 1987-90 2007-

7,060 6,778 6,051 5,837 5,198 4,245 4,014 3,613 3,281 2,981

C are e r R e c e p t ion s 1. Ed House 2. Nick Gurica 3. Aaron Waldie 4. Keith Recker 5. Jeff Lantis 6. Adam Greenman 7. Dan Musielewicz 8. A.J. Kegg 9. Greg Della Penna 10. Erick Clauson

1998-2001 2004-07 2005-08 2002-05 1982-85 1997-2000 2001-04 20061975-78 1997-99

2005-08 1998-01 1997-00 2004-07 1982-85 1982-85 1991-94 1997-99 1964-66 1992-95

1. Ed House 2. Aaron Waldie 3. Nick Gurica 4. Adam Greenman 5. Jeff Lantis 6. Keith Recker 7. Greg Della Penna 8. A.J. Kegg 9. Erick Clauson 10. Marty Walsh

1998-01 2005-08 2004-07 1997-00 1982-85 2002-05 1975-78 20061997-99 1991-94

2,692 2,074 2,045 1,994 1,674 1,619 1,566 1,403 1,312 1,286

S ing le- Sea son Sing Ru R ushing shing Ya Y ards rds 1. Scott Schulte 2. Scott Schulte 3. Jeff Cameron 4. Kevin Clive 5. Scott Schulte 6. Vinnie Panizzi 7. Vinnie Panizzi 8. Phil Martin 9. Phil Martin 10. Bruce McLenna

1992 1993 1990 2002 1991 2008 2007 2005 2006 1968

1,582 1,499 1,462 1,350 1,144 1,086 1,085 1,022 1,014 1,008

S ing le- Sea son Sing P a ssing Ya rds 183 151 142 133 130 114 112 110 104 98

C are e r TD C atc atche he s 1. Aaron Waldie 2. Ed House 3. Adam Greenman 4. Nick Gurica 4. Jeff Lantis 4. Dave Mifsud 4. Marty Walsh 8. Erick Clauson 9. Larry Fowler 10. Aaron Peterson

Ca reer re er R Re ec c eiving Ya rds

1. Mark Nicolet 2. Troy Weatherhead 3. Mike Gatt 4. Kyle Keefer 5. Mark Nicolet 6. Bill Skelton 7. Bill Skelton 8. Greg Younger 9. Kyle Keefer 10. Craig Como

2007 2008 1985 1999 2006 2002 2003 1994 1998 1990

3,335 2,874 2,664 2,435 1,949 1,942 1,925 1,899 1,875 1,721

S ing le- Sea son Sing Com pletion s 25 24 21 14 14 14 14 13 12 11

1. Troy Weatherhead 2. Mark Nicolet 3. Mike Gatt 4. Kyle Keefer 5. Bill Skelton 6. Bill Skelton 7. Brian Boyse 8. Mark Nicolet 9. Kyle Keefer 10. Pat Riepma

2008 2007 1985 1999 2003 2002 1988 2006 1998 1982

242 240 201 188 178 173 158 157 148 146

Sing leSingl e- Se Sea a son Scoring 1. Nate Clark 2. Aaron Waldie 3. Jeff Cameron 3. Dick Kraatz 5. Kevin Clive 6. Scott Schulte 7. Vinnie Panizzi 8. Anthony McCree 8. Scott Schulte 8. Scott Schulte

1955 2007 1990 1969 2002 1992 2007 1995 1993 1991

144 110 108 108 102 98 96 90 90 90

Sing leSingl e- Se Sea a son R ec eptions ep tions 1. Nick Gurica 2. A.J. Kegg 3. Ed House 4. Aaron Waldie 5. Nick Gurica 6. Jeff Lantis 7. Aaron Waldie 8. Dave Mifsud 9. Chris Mayone 9. Ed House

2007 2008 2001 2007 2006 1985 2008 1985 1982 2000

78 74 65 63 57 54 53 51 50 50

Sing leSingl e- Se Sea a son TD T D Pa sses 1. Mark Nicolet 2. Mike Gatt 3. Kyle Keefer 4. Troy Weatherhead 5. Greg Younger 5. Doug Szigethy 7. Bill Skelton 7. Kyle Keefer 9. Doug Maison 9. Bill Skelton

2007 1985 1999 2008 1994 1972 2002 1998 1957 2003

31 25 24 21 19 19 17 17 15 15

Sing leSingl e- Se Sea a son R ec eiving Y ards 1. Aaron Waldie 2. Ed House 3. Nick Gurica 4. A.J. Kegg 5. Marty Walsh 6. Nick Gurica 7. Dave Mifsud 8. Jeff Lantis 9. Chris Mayone 10. Ed House

2007 2001 2007 2008 1994 2006 1985 1985 1982 1999

1,139 1,065 1,055 888 835 823 787 743 732 662

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‘ Charger Football C oaching R e cor cord ds Coach Years Student Coaches 1891-95 D.M. Martin 1896, 98 Nate Duffy 1897 Student Coaches 1899-1903 Harry McRae 1904 Student Coaches 1905 William Boone 1906 James Whipple 1907 Herbert C. Reed 1908-10 Claude Hunt 1911-12 Charles Firth 1913 Leroy Buchiet 1914-17 Lawrence Manson1918 Samuel Taylor 1919 William J. Rennie 1920-21 Louis Ost 1922 Howard Jefferson 1923-24 Elroy Guckert 1925-26 Dwight Harwood 1927-45 Davey Nelson 1946-47 Gib Holgate 1948 Jack Petoskey 1949-50 Irv Wisniewski 1951 Henry Fallon 1952 Charlie Bachman 1953 Frank “Muddy” Waters1954-73 Jack McAvoy 1974-77 Ron Lynch 1978-79 Dick Lowry 1980-96 Dave Dye 1997-2001 Keith Otterbein 2002-present TOTALS 1891-present

W-L-T Pct. 10-7-1 .583 4-4-1 .500 1-1-1 .500 9-19 .321 0-7 .000 5-5 .500 0-7 .000 4-2 .667 7-9-5 .438 8-3-1 .708 2-3-1 .400 10-14-3 .426 1-5 2.00 3-4 .429 12-4-1 .735 3-5 .375 9-4-2 .666 9-5-2 .643 69-52-14 .563 14-1-2 .882 6-2-1 .722 11-7-1 .605 2-6 .250 3-5 .400 5-3-2 .600 138-47-5 .739 24-16-1 .600 8-14 .363 134-52-2 .705 21-34 .381 38-39 .494 570-379-46 .596

Pictured above are five former Hillsdale College head football coaches. Seated from left to right are: Jack McAvoy, Dave Dye and Frank “Muddy” Waters. Standing behind them are current head coach Keith Otterbein, and Dick Lowry. This photo was taken at the 2003 Hillsdale College football golf outing.

A ll-GLI A C Football Footba ll Pl ayers 2008 A.J. Kegg Tom Korte Jared Veldheer Drew Berube Mark Petro Eric Weber Alex Wojcik Eric Schweller 2007 Mark Nicolet Nick Gurica Aaron Waldie Tom Korte Matt Vanover Jared Veldheer Eric Weber 2006 Nick Gurica Nick Gurica Tom Korte Jared Kell 2005 Keith Recker Chad Gurica Andrew Daugherty Chad Gurica 2004 Keith Recker Jake Welch Josh Mott Chad Gurica 2003 Silas Johnson 2002 Rob North Kevin Clive Todd Birie 2001 Matt Baltzer Tim Mustapha Ed House Jim Stewart 2000 Todd DeVree Tim Mustapha Matt Baltzer Nic Boehnlein 1999 Todd DeVree Tim Mustapha Kyle Keefer Mark Prebay Ed House

First-Team First-Team First-Team First-Team Second-Team Second-Team Second-Team Second-Team

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Todd DeVree (35) was named First-Team All-GLIAC twice, in 1999 and 2000.

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Hillsdale C College ollege pl ayers dr afted by NFL Year 1950 1951 1957 1957 1958 1964 1964 1965 1972 1972 1977 1980

Round 20 25 10 17 7 9 14 9 2 13 10 7

Pick 11 3 3 2 2 1 6 11 8 25 21 28

Name Team Bill Young Cleveland Rams Monte Charles G.B. Packers Warren Spragg L.A. Rams Dave Trippett L.A. Rams Doug Maison Green Bay Packers Howard Mudd S.F. 49ers Dou Bickle Detroit Lions Bruce McLenna Detroit Lions Chester Marcol G.B. Packers Archie Robinson Miami Dolphins Bob BIalik Cincinnati Bengals Nate Johnson Pittsburgh Steelers

Chester Marcol (right) poses with NFL Hall of Famer Lou “The Toe” Groza. Marcol was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1972.

Cha Ch a mpionship mpion ship s 1893 1898 1914 1924 1931 1932 1933 1938 1946 1947 1949 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1980 1981 1982 1982 1985 1985 1986 1988 1992

MIAA Regular Season State of Michigan MIAA co-champions MIAA Regular Season MIAA Regular Season MIAA Regular Season MIAA Regular Season MIAA Regular Season MIAA co-champions MIAA Regular Season MIAA Regular Season MIAA Regular Season MIAA Regular Season MIAA Regular Season MIAA Regular Season MIAA Regular Season MIAA Regular Season MIAA Regular Season GLIAC Champions GLIAC Champions GLIAC Champions National Semifinalist GLIAC Champions NAIA National Champions NAIA Playoffs NAIA Playoffs GLIAC Champions


‘ Charger Football R oy B e ec c k M ost os t Valua V alua ble Pl aye ayer r Tom Korte Mark Nicolet Tom Korte Chad Gurica Josh Mott Josh Mott Kevin Clive Matt Baltzer Nic Boehnlein Kyle Keefer Tony Scott Scott Duncan Mark TeSlaa

LB QB LB DB LB LB RB LB DB QB LB LB WR

M ost Outstanding Offensive Offen sive B ack ac k 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996

R a l ph M il ill l e r IIII II (O Outs u ts ta tanding nding L LB B)) Tom Korte Tom Korte Tom Korte Steve Balone Josh Mott Josh Mott Rob North Matt Baltzer Matt Baltzer Mike Bailey Tony Scott Scott Duncan Corey Knight

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

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

Reid Meador/Nick Hixson 2008 Cody Henderson 2007 Jared Veldheer/Jordan Knudsen 2006 Eric Weber 2005 Matt Vanover 2004 Phil Martin 2003 Aaron Hoejke/Keith Recker/Mitch May 2002 Matt Kaler/Mike Mehman/Josh Mott/Dan Wilson Jon Bromley/Shane Summers 2000 Blake Barishich/Danny Edgehill 1999 Ed House/Tim Mustapha/Andy Sutton 1998 Tony Scott 1997 Matt Geesman 1996

2001

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

M ost Outstanding Of O f fensive fen sive L Linem inem an Jared Veldheer Jared Veldheer Josiah Swartz Ike Dougherty Jake Welch Silas Johnson Todd Birie Todd Birie/John Kuntz Cam Guenther Mark Prebay/Mike Moeller Jeff Buckmaster Tom Reisinger/Matt Tompkins Brad Affholter/Kyle Wojciechowski

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

M ost Outstanding Defensi Defen sive ve Ba Bac ck k Alex Wojcik Josh Hutchison Palmer Schoening Chad Gurica Chad Gurica Jack Pitts Jack Pitts Tom Kelly/Tim Mustapha Nic Boehnlein/Rich Kern Tim Mustapha Garrett Doty Justin Leurenberger/Barry Shoemake Gavin Pike

Howard H owa r d “C “Cha ham mp” p” Me s se ng er er Josiah Swartz Nick Gurica Brett Neller Chad Gurica Matt Kaler Bill Skelton Kevin Clive Kevin Clive Tim Mustapha Adam Greenman Kyle Keefer Nate Pechaitis Aaron Babicz

Vinnie Panizzi Nick Gurica Mark Nicolet Phil Martin Phil Martin Bill Skelton Bill Skelton Shawn Kersejes/Mitch Shuman Adam Greenman Kyle Keefer/Matt Fisher Kyle Keefer Jason Ross/Todd Schulte Gary Stegall

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

M ost Outstanding De D e fen sive L Linem inem an Eric Weber Eric Weber Eric Weber Andrew Daugherty Mike Lehman Kevin Clement Trevor Sutton Aaron Curley/Jim Stewart Tood DeVree Todd DeVree/Brandon Willer Mike Budzick Aaron Maestri Mark Matson

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

Char C ha r ger g e r Football Fo ot ba ll All - Ame AllAm ericans ricans Albert Rizzardi Tom Word Bill Young Marv Frankel Nate Clark Doug Maison Dave Trippett Duke Davis Howard Mudd Bruce McLenna Jim Larkin Larry Fowler Joe Vijuk Chester Marcol Archie Robinson John Cervini John Roberts Mark Law Virgil Webb Mike Broome Mark Kellogg Terrell Washington Ron Gladnick Tony Iorio Tom Kanka Mike Buoncore Ernie Kovath Steve Cook Chris Foote Mike Gatt Jeff Gatt Jeff Lantis Paul Mackey Kurt Norman Brian Boyse Al Huge Keith Cini Mark Meares Rodney Patterson Jerry Klekotka Scott Schulte Jason Ahee Scott Elwer Kyle Wojciechowski Todd DeVree Tim Mustapha Matt Baltzer Mark Nicolet

QB HB HB HB HB QB OL OL OL HB OL TE OL K DB OL LB OL LB LB LB LB DL OL DL DL OL OL TE QB HB WR DB LB QB DL DL LB LB LB HB DB DB OL DL DB LB QB

1938 1947 1947 1954 1955-56 1957 1957 1960 1964 1964-65 1966 1966 1968-69 1969-70-71 1972 1972 1973 1974-75 1977 1981 1981 1982 1982 1982 1983 1983 1983 1984-85 1984 1984-85 1985-86 1985 1985 1985 1986-87-88 1986-87 1988 1988 1988 1992 1992-93 1992 1994-95 1995-96 2000 2000 2001 2007

Mark Nicolet (15) was named All-American after the 2007 season.

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‘ Charger Football

1985: The national championship season The history of Charger football hit a high point in 1985, when head coach Dick Lowry and a talented senior class led the team to the NAIA national championship game. In that contest, the Chargers had to settle for a 10-10 tie vs. Central Arkansas. Quarterback Mike Gatt (pictured at right) connected with Scott Sugg on a 58-yard touchdown pass midway through the fourth quarter to force the tie. Hillsdale and Central Arkansas ended up sharing the national championship that season, but ask anyone who saw that Charger team play, and there’s no question who “the” champions of the day were. Listed below is a game-bygame summary of that championship season. Week 1 Sept. 14, 1985: Hillsdale 21, Wisconsin-Whitewater 7 The Charger defense limited Wisconsin-Whitewater to 17 yards rushing and 10 first downs in a solid season-opening win. Quarterback Mike Gatt goes 17for-36 for 166 yards and a touchdown. Defensive back Jeff Hubert returned an interception for a touchdown to open the scoring on the season. Week 2 Sept. 21, 1985: Hillsdale 23, Ashland 7 Dave Mifsud and Brian Walker each catch touchdown passes from Gatt as once again, Hillsdale shuts down an opponent. The Eagles managed just 161 total yards in the game. Week 3 Sept. 28, 1985: Saginaw Valley 28, Hillsdale 17 The only blemish on the season occurred in this game, when the Cardinals overcame six turnovers to defeat the Chargers. These two teams were picked to finish first and second in the GLIAC, and had a battle to live up to those predictions. SVSC held a 14-10 halftime lead, but scored back-to-back touchdowns in the third quarter to put the game away. Week 4 Oct. 5, 1985: Hillsdale 25, Wayne State 0 The dominating Charger defense returned to form, shutting out the Tarters. For the third time this season, the defense held an opponent to less than 175 total yards, as WSU gained just 122 against Hillsdale. Dennis Susa led the defensive effort with 11 tackles, while Mifsud caught a 10-yard touchdown pass. Week 5 Oct. 12, 1985: Hillsdale 24, Ferris State 15 In the annual homecoming game, Gatt passed for a school-record 349 yards to lead the Chargers past the Bulldogs. Gatt went 21-for-30 through the air. His passing sparked Hillsdale to an early 21-0 lead in the game. Week 6 Oct. 19, 1985: Hillsdale 21, Grand Valley 14 In one of the most competitive games of the regular season, the Chargers won in Allendale for the first time in five years. Hillsdale used special teams and the passing game to bolt to a 21-0 halftime lead. Steve Ferguson blocked a punt for a touchdown, while Mifsud and Jeff Lantis each caught touchdown passes from Gatt. Mifsud’s scoring reception was good for 58 yards. Week 7 Oct. 26, 1985: Hillsdale 42, Kentucky State 0 After the previous week’s slugfest, the Chargers had it a little easier in this nonleague game. Now ranked No. 8 in the nation, Hillsdale was led by linebacker Rodney Patterson’s 18 total tackles, including 11 solo stops.

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Week 8 Nov. 2, 1985: Hillsdale 52, Michigan Tech 6 In its second-straight blowout, the Chargers dominated the Huskies, sprinting out to a 35-0 halftime lead while holding the team to -12 total yards rushing. Hillsdale also got some help in the league on this day, climbing into first place after Ferris State beat Saginaw Valley. Week 9 Nov. 9, 1985: Hillsdale 30, Northwood 0 The Chargers clinch the GLIAC championship game on a field covered with three inches of snow. Mifsud and Lantis once again catch touchdown passes, and kicker Mark Baker boots three field goals under difficult conditions. Northwood was held to 101 total yards in the game. Week 10 Nov. 16, 1985: Hillsdale 16, Central State (Ohio) 6 Not satisfied with the conference championship, the Chargers clinch a spot in the NAIA playoffs in a mudbowl-type of game vs. Central State. After scoring a touchdown early, Central State’s explosive offense was shut down by the Charger defense. Gatt passed and ran for a touchdown in the win. NAIA Quarterfinals Dec. 7, 1985: Hillsdale 47, Salem College (W.Va.) 3 A three-week layoff had no ill effects on the Chargers, as they destroyed their first-round playoff opponent. Gatt threw four touchdown passes on four successive possessions as Hillsdale jumped out to a 28-3 halftime lead. The Chargers outgained Salem 465-78 in total yards in the game. NAIA Semifinals Dec. 14, 1985: Hillsdale 24, Mesa (Col.) 21 - OT In a bitter rematch from the 1982 playoffs, Baker’s overtime field goal completed a stirring comeback by the Chargers. Hillsdale trailed 21-0 at halftime, but came back thanks to more consistent offense and two blocked field goals. A goal-line stand in overtime preserved the win for Hillsdale. NAIA National Championship Game Dec. 21, 1985: Hillsdale 10, Central Arkansas 10 Split national championships are only a semi-regular occurance at the Division I level in college football these days, but back in 1985, there was no overtime to settle a championship game. So Hillsdale and Central Arkansas had to share the title of “national champions” that year after a 10-10 tie. Gatt found Scott Sugg for a 58-yard, game-tying touchdown halfway through the fourth quarter to force the tie. The Chargers finished the season 11-1-1, the second-most wins in a season in school history. A total of seven players earned All-American honors from the ‘85 Chargers: Steve Cook, Steve Ferguson, Jeff Gatt, Mike Gatt, Jeff Lantis, Paul Mackey and Kurt Norman.


‘ Charger Football ALL-TIME RECORD VS. OPPONENTS HC Won

HC Lost

Tied

HC Pts.

Opp. Pts.

Adrian College ..................41 Akron University ................1 Albion College ..................28 Alma College .....................20 Anderson .............................1 ASHLAND .....................22 Assumption College ...........4 Baldwin-Wallace .................1 Battle Creek TS ...................1 Bluffton College ..................1 Bradley College ...................1 Butler University.................4 Carson-Newman ................1 Case Tech .............................0 Central Michigan................7 Central State of Ohio .........5 Charlotte City College .......0 Chicago University .............1 Coldwater Athletic Club ....1 Concordia College ..............1 Dayton University ..............0 Defiance College .................3 Denison College .................1 Detroit University ...............3 Detroit Athletic Club .........0 Detroit Tech.........................5 Eastern Illinois ....................2 Eastern Kentucky................0 Edinboro ..............................1 Elon College ........................0 Evansville University ..........0 Fairmont State College.......6 Franklin College .................1 FERRIS STATE ..............22 FINDLAY .......................14 Fort Wayne YMCA.............1 Gannon. ...............................5 Glendville State ...................1 Grand Rapids JC .................8 GRAND VALLEY ............9 Grosse Ile Air Cadets .........1 Gustavus Adolphus ............2 Heidelberg College .............1 Homer Village .....................1 Hope College .....................16 Howe School .......................0 Huntington College ............1 Illinois College ....................2 INDIANAPOLIS............14 Indiana Univ. of Pa. ............3 Iowa State College...............1 Jackson High School ..........1 Jackson Junior College .......2 Kalamazoo College...........26 Kentucky State.....................6 Lake Forrest .........................0 Lakeland ..............................3 Lewis ....................................2 Manchester ..........................1 Mankato State .....................1 Marietta................................2 Mercyhurst ..........................7 Mesa College .......................2 U. of Michigan ....................0 U. of Michigan B-Team......0 U. of Michigan Frosh .........1 Michigan State ....................0 Michigan State Frosh .........0

5 0 34 22 0 17 0 4 0 0 1 6 4 2 8 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 2 5 1 1 2 0 17 6 0 1 1 3 21 0 0 3 0 12 1 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 19 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 2 1 1 7 1

5 0 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

255 18 704 552 47 733 116 40 34 18 45 194 69 8 206 138 0 13 28 80 0 104 15 130 0 119 55 12 118 13 7 245 21 856 443 34 230 24 241 540 19 44 43 22 509 0 93 81 557 97 17 66 59 941 216 6 122 39 14 31 21 350 60 6 0 33 15 7

227 6 786 582 0 606 2 123 0 0 38 148 105 32 230 152 8 7 0 0 62 12 18 159 17 0 19 94 131 41 22 130 14 680 272 4 84 22 85 751 0 7 83 0 321 12 9 13 468 81 6 0 0 534 103 12 14 13 0 17 13 259 56 40 48 94 353 13

OPPONENT

Series Length 1894-1960 1924 1891-1960 1905-1960 1955 1970-2008 1916-1922 1922-1971 1908 1938 1966-1967 1976-1993 1982-1989 1932-1934 1903-1968 1962-1988 1898 1930-1931 1897 1930 1941 1921-1942 1923-1931 1911-1970 1906 1929-49 1963-1964 1951-1968 1994-1999 1981 1949 1961-1988 1978 1966-2008 1925-2008 1893 1950-2007 1973-1974 1920-1972 1975-2008 1942 1956-1957 1904-1961 1892 1920-1960 1899 1922 1947-1948 1978-2008 1970-1983 1960 1916 1932-1933 1894-1960 1965-1985 1926-1927 1957-1969 1955-1956 1953 1970-1971 1965-1966 1998-2007 1982-1986 1899-1900 1945 1912-1913 1901-1918 1919

HC Won

HC Lost

Tied

HC Pts.

Opp. Pts.

MICHIGAN TECH .......14 Missouri-Rolla ....................1 Missouri Valley College 1 Navy Pier .............................2 N.E. Missouri ......................0 Northern Illinois .................0 N. MICHIGAN ..............22 NORTHWOOD .............24 Notre Dame .........................0 Oberlin College...................1 Ohio Northern ....................6 Olivet College....................28 Pittsburg State .....................0 Purdue University...............0 Saginaw Valley ..................14 St. Benedict College............1 Slippery Rock College ........2 ST. JOSEPH’S...................7 St. Norbert College ...........14 Shippenburg State ...............1 S.E. Missouri .......................1 St. Francis (IL).....................8 Southern Illinois .................0 S.W. Missouri State .............2 Taylor ...................................2 Texas A & I ..........................0 TIFFIN .............................3 Toledo University ...............4 Tri-State University ............1 Valparaiso University .........5 WAYNE STATE ..............36 West Chester State ..............1 Western Michigan ..............3 Westminster (PA) ...............1 West Virginia State .............1 White Pigeon City .............0 Winona State .......................1 Wisconsin-Eau Claire ........1 Wisconsin Platteville ..........1 Wisconsin State...................1 Wittenberg ...........................2 Youngstown State................1

6 0 0 0 1 4 14 15 4 0 0 18 1 1 17 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 1 13 1 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

599 24 42 77 13 61 689 956 28 20 187 850 26 0 623 20 50 291 502 14 14 246 6 23 88 0 119 120 40 202 1,001 20 57 30 31 0 93 7 47 20 77 36

259 16 13 13 26 90 633 625 94 7 41 480 27 8 628 0 21 106 280 0 0 115 13 6 12 20 86 120 0 106 666 49 168 41 7 8 20 0 37 14 40 29

OPPONENT

Series Length 1980-2008 1968 1960 1952-1954 1966 1959-1967 1958-2008 1963-2008 1892-1908 1931 1962-1973 1894-1908 1957 1896 1975-2007 1961 1986-1987 1964-2008 1963-1981 1959 1959 1987-1998 1962 1967-1969 1948-1964 1959 2004-2008 1918-1960 1905 1951-1992 1909-2008 1973-1975 1908-1937 1998-1999 1977 1898 1968-1969 1975 1978-1979 1964-1965 1948-1975 1961-1962

The 1892 football team, pictured here on the steps of Central Hall, started a 118-year tradition of excellence that continues today.

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‘ Charger Football A Visitor’s Guide to Campus P

Pi Beta Phi P

Waterman Residence

N

McIntyre Residence

Slayton Arboretum

Barber House & Children’s Garden P

Olds Residence

GALLOWAY DR.

P

Greenhouse

P

P

BARBER DR.

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Curtiss Dining Hall D Dow Center

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Phillips Auditorium

Simpson Residence

Knorr Student Center

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Chi Omega

Galloway Residence East Lawn

Student Union

Quad

PARK ST.

Strosacker

Dow Sci. Bldg. Copy/ Postal Center

Mossey Library Moss Wing

Fowler Building

Benzing Residence

P

Simpson Field

Mauck Hall

Bookstore

P

The Suites

P

Mary Randall Preschool

P

Central Hall

Moss Hall

Howard Music Hall

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Delp Hall P

P

P

Lake Winona

Kendall Hall

Lane Hall

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P

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Kappa Kappa P Gamma

P

Markel Auditorium

D

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Sage Center

Grass Lot Seasonal

for the Arts

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COLLEGE ST

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P

Koon Residence

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HILLSDALE ST.

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WEST ST.

Whitley Residence

Niedfeldt Residence

Broadlawn

Tennis Courts AC AD Y EM

MANNING ST.

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UNION ST.

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Johnny Williams Field Health Education & Muddy Waters Field Sports & Complex K en Herrick Track

NE LA

Dow Residence

Sigma Chi

College Baptist Church

Hillsdale Academy

Alpha Tau Omega

FAYETTE ST.

Fayette Street Maintenance P

Delta Sigma Phi

MI MI 99

ACCESSIBILITY KEY

CAR LETO N RO AD

City Hall

BROAD STREET

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King

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OAK O ST.

Ambler Health Center

M-99 North Burger

Post Office

M-99 South

PARKING LOT KEY

ADA Bathrooms

Student Accessible

Fully Wheelchair Accessible

Faculty/Staff Only

D Power Doors

Residences/Other

All buildings are wheelchair accessible, but assistance may be required to access all floors.

Campus Information • General information ...................................(517) 437-7341 • Admissions ...................................................(517) 607-2327

• On- and off-campus lecture series, (517) 607-2318 books and publications ..........................or (800) 437-2268

• Hillsdale College bookstore .......................(517) 607-2266

• Professional seminars for managers and executives ......................(517) 437-3311

• Gift and estate planning ..............................(800) 334-8904

• On-campus accommodations and dining.....................................................(517) 437-3311

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‘ Charger Football Finding Your Way to Hillsdale 127

Battle Creek 69

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Coldwater exit 13

(From Chicago)

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Saline

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exit 144

Angola

(From Detroit)

12

Jonesville (From Sturgis)

Ann Arbor

Jackson exit 136 Moscow Road

(From Kalamazoo)

(From Lansing)

MICHIGAN INDIANA TURNPIKE

80/90

exit 13

Pioneer

OHIO OHIO TURNPIKE

80/90

(From Fort Wayne)

ACCOMMODATIONS for your stay at Hillsdale College can be found at many of the hotels, motels and inns in the local area: (area code 517 unless indicated)

Hillsdale Dow Conference Center (on campus)...................437-3311 Days Inn ....................................................................439-3297 Hillsdale Motel .........................................................437-3389

Jonesville (5 min. away) * Rooms at Grayfield ..................................................849-9580 * Horse and Carriage ..................................................849-2732 * Munro House............................................................849-9292 Pinecrest Motel .........................................................849-2137

Pittsford (15 min. away) * The Rocking Horse Inn ...........................................523-3826

Coldwater (25 min. away) * Chicago Pike Inn ......................................................279-8744 Holiday Inn Express.................................................279-0900 Quality Inn ................................................................278-2017 Super 8 .......................................................................278-8833

Jackson (40 min. away) Baymont Inn .............................................................789-6000 * The Claddagh............................................................768-1000 Country Hearth Inn.................................................783-6404 Country Inn and Suites ...........................................788-6400 Fairfield Inn ..............................................................784-7877 Holiday Inn ...............................................................783-2681

Montpelier/Exit 13 (30 min. away)

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(From Toledo)

Bryan Hillsdale is 90 miles west of Detroit, 70 miles northwest of Toledo and 200 miles east of Chicago.

FROM DETROIT: Take I-94 West to US-127 South (Exit 142). Proceed about 20 miles and turn right on US-12 West. Take US-12 West about 16 miles to Jonesville. Continue through downtown Jonesville and turn left onto M-99 South. Proceed about four miles to the third stoplight and turn left onto Fayette Street. Go to the flashing stoplight at Hillsdale Street and turn left. Follow the blue signs to campus.

FROM TOLEDO: Take I-80/90 West to Ohio State Route 15 (Exit 13) and proceed north. The road number will change to M-99 at the Michigan border, and farther north will appear to end at a flashing red light. Turn left, and continue on M-99 to Hillsdale. Proceed straight through all downtown traffic lights and follow the blue signs to campus.

FROM CHICAGO: Take I-80/90 East to Angola, Indiana (Exit 144). Follow I-69 North about ten miles to Coldwater (Exit 13) and take US-12 East. Proceed straight through Quincy and Allen. In Jonesville, turn right onto M-99 South. Proceed about four miles to the third stoplight in Hillsdale. Turn left onto Fayette Street. Go to the flashing stoplight on Hillsdale Street and turn left. Follow the blue signs to campus.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites ....... (419) 485-0008 Ramada Inn & Suites ..................... (419) 485-5555 * BED AND BREAKFAST Produced by Hillsdale College Publications, January 2008

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‘ Charger Football Hillsdale-Area Basic Services Map To US-12, Jonesville — ChicagoWater Grill, Super Wal-Mart, King Buffet, Saucy Dog, Taco Bell, Rosalie’s, Marcella’s, Los Mariachis, Cedars, Pinecrest Motel, Rooms at Grayfield B&B and Munro House B&B

Produced by Hillsdale College Publications January 2008 Days Inn Hotel

Sears Save-A-Lot Grocery Dollar General Premiere Theatres Arch

Wendy’s Arby’s

Credit Union

Slayton Arboretum

West

Burger King Subway

Sheriff

Sports Complex

Fayette

Academy Lane

Mauck Elementary School

Grab ’n Go BP

Oak

Walgreen’s Cottage Inn Pizza SudZ Laundromat

Finish Line Family Restaurant River

Hillsdale Co. National Bank

Ca Monarch rle Oakley Deli ton Community Bank & Party Store Arrow Swift /M Board of 99 Printing Public Utilities Bank of Lenawee

Gier Elementary School Spring

Howder Mead

Hungry Howie’s Pizza

Victorian Rose Florist

Great Wall Chinese

Basic Services

Westwood

Hillsdale Community Library

Norwood

Coffee Cup Diner Broad Street Market

Coneys & Swirls

Av e.

Savarino’s Fine Dining

South

Howell

Budlong

Hallett

Re ad ing

Bacon

The Gathering Coffee Shop

West

Secretary of State AAA

HILLSDALE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

To Lake Baw Beese

ds roun

Courthouse

All Aboard Travel Maribeth’s Fine Gifts

Hillsdale Filling Station Smith’s Flowers

Hillsdale Natural Grocery

Bailey Elementary School

Fairg

Jill’s Office Supply The Palace Cafe David’s Dolce Vita Smoke Shop

Flagstar Bank Barry

Sharp

Courthouse Annex

Nash Drugs & Hallmark Shop The Hunt Club The Blossom Shop

Joe

South

St.

Salvation Army

Gezler’s Hardware & Sporting Goods Creative Crafts Maggie Anne Shoppe Hillsdale Daily News McCollum

Laundromat

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Hillsdale Office Supply North Gelzer’s Furniture

Hillsdale High School

Hillsdale Co. National Bank

St. / M

Family Video

Bacon Fifth Third Bank

Coneys & Swirls Checker Records West

Post Office

Hillsdale Filling Station Deli

Broad

Great Wall Chinese

Volume 1 Books

Nash Drugs The Hunt Club

Bacon

City Hall and Police Station

Chamber of Commerce

Broad Street Market Courthouse Annex

Courthouse

Downtown Hillsdale

Family Video

Gelzer’s Hardware Hillsdale Daily News Davis Middle McCollum School

Hospital

Manning

Schools

City Hall and Police Station Post Office

Hillsdale Office Supply North

Misc. Stores

State State Street Market

Vine

Southern Michigan Bank & Trust

Restaurants, Fast Food

M99 /Ca rle ton

Hillsdale Academy

Salem

• Domino’s Pizza • Blimpie Subs, Soups and Salads • Confection Connection Bakery

Sage Center

College

McDonald’s

Market House Grocery

Howard Music Hall

Hillsdale College Quality Computing

Independence Grove Visitor’s Center

Barber

Hillsdale

Rite-Aid Drug Kroger Peebles Family Dollar Cavoni’s Pizza & Grinders El Cerrito Mexican Restaurant

Galloway Dow Conference Center & Hotel

Union

Carleton /M-99

Arbour Garden Florist Little Caesar’s Pizza

Manning

Mechanic

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Back way to Jonesville and U.S.-12

LT & CJ’s Place Pizza and More

Pizza Hut

Fifth Third Bank

road

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independent, four-year college in south-central Michigan, Hillsdale College offers the rigorous and lively academic experience one expects of a tier-one liberal arts college, and it stands out for its commitment to the enduring principles of the Western tradition. Its core curriculum embodies this commitment through required courses in disciplines such as history, literature, science and political science in order to develop in students the “philosophical habit of mind� essential to sound education. Likewise, majors at Hillsdale are a rigorous and searching extension of these commitments. Ranging from classics or music to chemistry or business, academic fields of concentration build upon the core curriculum, deepening and specifying students’ appreciation for and understanding of the liberal arts. Hillsdale College is dedicated to intellectual inquiry and to learning, and it recognizes essential human dignity. Ordered liberty, personal responsibility, limited government, free enterprise and man’s moral, intellectual and spiritual nature illuminate this dignity and identify the service of the College to its students, the nation and the Western intellectual and religious tradition. Far-ranging by design and incisive by method, study at Hillsdale College is intellectually demanding. Students work closely with faculty who guide them in their studies, helping students to prepare for a lifetime of accomplishment, leadership and learning. For more information about Hillsdale College or to arrange a visit, call the Admissions Office at (517) 607-2327, or e-mail admissions@hillsdale.edu.



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College, founded in 1844, is an independent, coeducational, residential, nonsectarian college for about 1,300 students. Its four-year curriculum leads to the degree of bachelor of arts or bachelor of science. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, whose Commission on Institutions of Higher Education is located at 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602. Hillsdale is included on the approved lists of leading universities for transfer and graduate studies and holds membership in the Association of American Colleges and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Located just off M-99 in the southern Michigan city of Hillsdale, it lies between Detroit and Chicago and is easily accessible via the interstate highway system. Those approaching from the west on the Indiana Tollway should use Interchange 144 (Angola). Those approaching from the east on the Ohio Turnpike should use Exit 13 (Bryan-Montpelier). Approximately one half of Hillsdale’s students come from other states and countries. Hillsdale has traditionally upheld two concepts: academic excellence and institutional independence. The College does not accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies for its operations. This has set it free to offer a unique kind of education. Hillsdale College proudly adheres to the non-discriminatory policy regarding race, religion, sex and national or ethnic origin that it has maintained since long before governments found it necessary to regulate such matters. Hillsdale College is located in the northern part of the city of Hillsdale, with its various grounds and facilities covering some 200 acres. The main quadrangle of the campus is principally devoted to academic and administrative facilities. It has many beautiful oaks, maples and pines and is located atop the highest hill in the city.

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‘ Charger Football DR. LARRY ARNN President Dr. Larry P. Arnn, the 12th president of Hillsdale College, received his B.A. in Political Science and Accounting in 1974 from Arkansas State University, graduating with the highest distinction. He studied at the Claremont Graduate School and received his M.A. in Government in 1976, and his Ph.D. in Government in 1985. He studied in England from 1977 to 1980, first as a research student in International History at the London School of Economics and then in Modern History at Worcester College, Oxford University. He has received numerous fellowships and awards, among them a two-year fellowship from the Alcoa Foundation in 1972; a Richard M. Weaver Fellowship in 1975; a Rotary International Fellowship in 1977; and Earhart Foundation Fellowships in 1978, 1979, and 1980; and a Winston S. Churchill Association Fellowship from 1977 to 1980. While in England, Dr. Arnn served as Director of Research for Mr. Martin, now Sir Martin, Gilbert of Merton College, Oxford. Sir Martin is the official biographer of Sir Winston Churchill. Dr. Arnn returned to the United States in 1980 to become an editor for Public Research, Syndicated. In 1985, he became president of the Claremont Institute, a public policy research institution based in Southern California. Published widely in many national newspapers, magazines and periodicals on issues of public policy and political theory, Dr. Arnn is a director of the Henry Salvatori Center of Claremont McKenna College, of the Americans Against Discrimination and Preferences, of the Center for Individual Rights, of St. Mark’s Episcopal School, and of the Claremont Institute. He served on the Board of Advisors for Landmark Legal Foundation, and on the Academic Advisory Board of the Free Enterprise Institute and of the International Churchill Society. He recently was appointed to the Congressional Policy Advisory Board which provides counsel to the House Republican Policy Committee. He is a member of the American Political Science Association, Pi Sigma Alpha, the Mont Pelerin Society, the International Churchill Society and the Philanthropy Roundtable. Hillsdale’s new president was also the Founding Chairman of the California Civil Rights Initiative, or Proposition 209 on the November 1996 ballot. He and his wife, Penelope, have three children, Henry, Katy and Alice.

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2009 Hillsdale College Football Media Guide  

Here is the media guide for the 2009 Hillsdale College Football Team.

2009 Hillsdale College Football Media Guide  

Here is the media guide for the 2009 Hillsdale College Football Team.

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