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Ball ready for play *Untimed down


Loss of down



Incomplete forw ard pass Penalty declined No play, no scor e Toss option delayed

Offside defense or free kick team Encroachment (NF)


Illegal participation




Illegal shift - 2 hands Illegal motion - 1 hand

Delay of game

Substitution infraction




Sideline interference

Running into or roughing kicker or holder

Illegal batting Illegal kicking (followed by pointing toward toe for kicking)

Illegal fair catch signal (NF) Invalid fair catch signal (NF)


Personal foul



Blocking below waist Illegal block

Failure to wear required equipment


Illegal helmet contact


Forward pass interference Kick-catching interference

Holding/obstructing Illegal use of hands/arms

47 (NF) High School Note: Signal numbers 25 and 26 are for future expansion.




Chop block

Player disqualification

Illegal touching or 30-second timeout First touching (NF)

Sideline warning






First down


End of period




Ineligible downfield on pass

False start Illegal formation Encroachment offense

Ball dead Touchback (move side to side)



Disregard flag



Touchdown Field goal Point(s) after touchdown


Inadvertent whistle (Face Press Box)




TV/Radio time-out


Legal touching of forward pass or scrimmage kick


Uncatchable forw ard pass

Time-out Discretionary or injury time-out (follow by tapping hands on chest)

Start clock





Illegal pass Illegal forward handling

Roughing passer


Unsportsmanlike conduct Noncontact foul


Intentional grounding


Illegal block in the back Helping runner Interlocked blocking

Grasping face mask or helmet opening

CONTENTS: Official Football Signals Contents H-SC On the Air Hampden-Sydney College Dr. Christopher B. Howard President Richard Epperson, Athletic Director Marty Favret, Head Coach Assistant Coaches Support Staff All-Time Record Tiger Coaching Records


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Six-Time ODAC Champions: 1977 • 1982 • 1983 • 1987 • 2007 • 2009


Hampden-Sydney College


ampden-Sydney is one of the South’s outstanding liberal arts colleges. Nestled in the gently rolling countryside of south-central Virginia, the College is the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the oldest of the country’s few remaining all-male colleges. Hampden-Sydney is committed to the belief that a liberal arts education provides the best foundation not only for a professional career but also for the great moral and intellectual challenges of life. Students learn that the pursuit of truth is a lifelong endeavor, requiring clarity and objectivity of thought, a sensitive moral conscience, and a dedication to responsible citizenship. As the College’s mission statement says, liberal education aims to assist students to free themselves from ignorance, malice, prejudice, and superstition; from the tyranny of intellectual selfishness; and from impotence in judging the claims and values of experts. It teaches students to gather evidence patiently; it educates them to write and speak with force, precision, and clarity; and it encourages them to seek refresh-


ment and inspiration in the fine arts. Affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and competing in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, Hampden-Sydney fields varsity intercollegiate teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer and tennis. There is also a rugby club which competes on an intercollegiate level. The athletic department also offers a comprehensive program in intramural activities, with 13 sports throughout the year, in which over 60% of the students participate.

One Quality Reigns Supreme: Leadership

From the beginning, the College’s intent has been to educate the whole individual “in an atmosphere of sound learning.” The College’s history speaks eloquently of the powerful and enduring character of the ideals of selfreliance and service, and of its own twohundred years of commitment to the value of self-reliant, disciplined intellect in public life.

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In proportion to its enrollment, Hampden-Sydney consistently is in the top five percent of all colleges and universities in graduates listed in “Who’s Who in America.” Since 1775, the College has provided the educational experience necessary to produce leaders in every field of endeavor, including one U.S.

Hampden-Sydney College President, 12 governors, well over 100 state representatives, and a host of ministers, attorneys, doctors and judges. The College offers the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees, preparing students for direct entry into the world of business, government,

teaching, or the ministry. Basic to the success of its program is a dedicated faculty, over 90% of whom hold earned doctorates in their fields and all of whom devote their principal energy to teaching. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

Six-Time ODAC Champions: 1977 • 1982 • 1983 • 1987 • 2007 • 2009


Dr. Christopher B. Howard, President


hristopher B. Howard became the twenty-fourth president of Hampden-Sydney College in July of 2009, making him one of the youngest college presidents in the United States. Dr. Howard comes to Hampden-Sydney from the University of Oklahoma where he served as Vice President for Leadership and Strategic Initiatives as well as the Director of the Honors College Leadership Center and a President’s Associates Presidential Professor. In 2010, Dr. Howard was named an African-American Trailblazer


in Virginia History by the Library of Virginia. He was featured in an Associated Press story published by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the Washington Times, the Miami Herald, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, among numerous others. He was also the subject of several other media outlets while being featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and interviewed on CNN, PBS and PRI. Currently, Dr. Howard plays a part in many organizations including: the Founder and Chairman of the Impact Young Lives Foundation; a Senior Advisor on African Affairs at Stonebridge International; a member of the National Council of Advisors of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress; an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; and he is the youngest member of the annual US News & World Report - Harvard University “America’s Best Leaders” selection committee. In Areas of business, Dr. Howard recently co-authored a new book with David Snyder, Money Makers: Inside the New World of Finance and Business. He is a member of the MOBO Systems Advisory Board. He also served in General Electric’s Corporate Initia-

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tives Group, and has worked in sales, marketing, international project management, strategic planning, internal consulting, and business development at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Dr. Howard was also the acting Managing Director of Endeavor South Africa. An Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, he was called to active duty during 2003 in Afghanistan where he was awarded a Bronze Star and serves as the Reserve Attaché to Liberia. Dr. Howard is a distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Academy where he earned a B.S. in political science. He was a three year letter winner on the Falcons football team earning Academic All-American honors twice. Dr. Howard was also the first recipient of the Draddy Trophy - now known as the Campbell Award - in 1990. In 2003, he was inducted into the GTE Academic All-American Hall of Fame. A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Howard earned his doctorate in politics at Oxford University and an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School. Dr. Howard resides on the Hampden-Sydney campus with his wife, Barbara, and their two sons, Cohen (18) and Joshua (13).


Richard Epperson, Athletic Director

ichard Epperson is in his 14th year of affiliation with the College and first year as Athletic Director. Epperson previously served as the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the College since March of 2010. He spent the past six years as Assistant VP for Development and Alumni Relations supervising Annual Giving, Alumni Relations, athletic fundraising initiatives, and assigned capital improvement projects. From 2000-04, he served the

Senior Travis Lane

College as the Director of Development. As Director, Epperson assisted the VP of Development with restructuring the Development Office into the Office of Institutional Advancement. Prior to moving to development, Epperson was the Director of Alumni Relations, which began his stint at Hampden-Sydney in 1997. While in Alumni Relations, he reorganized the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association, composed of thirty three alumni clubs across the nation. He also helped increase attendance, involvement and financial support from alumni groups. He also served as the president of the Hampden-Sydney College Southside Virginia Alumni Association from 1995-97. Before he returned to his alma mater, Epperson spent 18 years working at the high school level in Farmville, Virginia. He started as a teacher and coach at Prince Edward Academy and worked his way up, eventually becoming Athletic Director and Headmaster of Prince Edward Academy, becoming the youngest headmaster of an independent school in Virginia. In August of 1992, Epperson

was the Headmaster of Fuqua School in Farmville where he stayed for five years. Epperson graduated from Hampden-Sydney in the spring of 1979 with a degree in Government and Foreign Affairs. In 1991, he received his Master of Science in School Administration from Longwood University. Epperson is also a member of the Farmville Presbyterian Church, Virginia Association of Fundraising Professionals. He and his wife Debbie reside in Farmville.

Junior Michael van Reekum

Six-Time ODAC Champions: 1977 • 1982 • 1983 • 1987 • 2007 • 2009


Marty Favret, Head Coach


arty Favret is entering his twelfth season as leader of the Tiger football team. After taking over a program that won just four games in three years prior to his arrival in 2000, Favret has firmly restored the winning tradition at Hampden-Sydney, having amassed an 81-32 (.717) record and two ODAC Championships over his first eleven seasons. Winning football and highoctane offenses have become the norm for Favret-led squads as his teams have won eight or more games in seven of the last eight seasons, while Favret’s 2003 Tigers led the nation in scoring (47.2 points-per-game) and his 2005 team led the nation in total offense (525.2 yardsper-game). Last season, Favret guided the Tigers to nine wins for the third time in his tenure while receiving a bid and home game in the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season. The Tigers capped off the regular season with a 34-28 win over arch-rival Randolph-Macon. In 2009, with the seventh win of the season, Favret also became Hampden-Sydney’s second winningest coach. After serving as offensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Catholic University for six seasons, Favret was named the Hampden-Sydney head coach on December 30, 1999. Favret has compiled an impressive 4818 record in the Old Dominion Athletic


Conference and ranks first all-time in Tiger football history for winning percentage among coaches who have given at least five years of service. Favret has thrice been named ODAC Coach of the Year, most recently in 2009, when he led the Tigers to a 10-0 regular season, 6-0 conference mark, and the school’s second ODAC Championship in three years. His first Coach of the Year honor came in 2003, when Favret guided Hampden-Sydney to a 9-1 overall record and second-place finish in the ODAC. Just four years later, Favret was again named Coach of the Year in 2007, when he led the Tigers to an 8-3 overall record, a 5-1 conference mark and the school’s first ODAC Championship in 20 years. In six seasons at Catholic, Favret was the architect of one of the most prolific offenses in NCAA Division III. Under his direction, Catholic finished in the top-30 in the country in scoring five times. His offenses set 75 school records, including the school’s top-three single season scoring records. Over the course of his last three seasons at CUA, he helped guide the Cardinals to a 29-1 regular season record and three NCAA Playoff appearances. In

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1999, its first year as an ODAC football member, Catholic claimed the conference title while its Favret-led offense topped the league in both total offense and scoring. Before joining the Catholic staff, Favret served for four years as the head junior varsity football coach at Gonzaga College High School in Washington D.C. He became the Purple Eagles’ varsity offensive coordinator in 1991, helping the team earn a No. 6 ranking in 1993. Favret was a three-year starter at shooting guard for the Catholic basketball team from 1981-84, serving as team captain during his junior and senior seasons. He set a Catholic school record as a sophomore when he connected on 18 consecutive shots. Prior to graduating from Gonzaga High School, Favret played basketball for two years and baseball for one. Favret was born in Washington, D.C. and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 1984 with a degree in history. He and his wife, Cynthia, live in Hampden-Sydney with their daughters, Rebecca (22) and Amanda (20). The Favret Ledger Year

Record (ODAC)



4-6 (2-4)



5-5 (3-3)



8-2 (5-1)



9-1 (5-1)



8-2 (5-1)



8-2 (4-2)



4-6 (4-2)



8-3 (5-1)



8-2 (4-2)



10-1 (6-0)



9-2 (5-1)



81-32 (48-18)

ODAC Coach of the Year: ’03, ’07, ’09 ODAC Champions: ’07, ’09 NCAA Tournament: ’07, ’09, ’10

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