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LU Footbal 2016 Season This is Lamar Football

The Southland Conference

Table of Contents/Quick Facts............................................................ 3 Dauphin Athletics Complex.............................................................. 5-6 Provost Umphrey Stadium............................................................... 7-8 Football Facilities........................................................................... 9-10 Lamar University.......................................................................... 11-14 Campus Life................................................................................ 15-16 Student-Athlete Experience......................................................... 17-20 Southeast Texas.......................................................................... 21-22

Southland Conference History.......................................................... 71 2016 SLC Composite Schedule....................................................... 72

Coaching & Support Head Coach Ray Woodard.......................................................... 23-24 Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Chuck Langston.................... 25 Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Trey Haverty.................................. 26 Wide Receivers Arlington Nunn........................................................ 27 Recruiting Coordinator/Linebackers Ben Beasley............................ 28 Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Brian Morgan............... 29 Quarterbacks Ramon Flanigan......................................................... 30 Cornerbacks/Willie Mack Garza....................................................... 31 Defensive Line/Eric Roark................................................................ 32 Tight Ends/Director of Football Ops Jeff Breaux.............................. 33 Strength & Conditioning Coordinator Daniel Darcy.......................... 33 Head Athletics Trainer Josh Yonker.................................................. 33 Football Support Staff....................................................................... 34 University President.......................................................................... 35 Director of Athletics........................................................................... 36

Meet the Cardinals 2016 Player Rosters.................................................................... 37-38 2016 Depth Chart............................................................................. 39 2016 Returning Player Bios......................................................... 40-56 2016 Newcomers......................................................................... 56-60

2015 Season in Review 2015 Results and Statistics......................................................... 61-62 2015 Superlatives........................................................................ 63-64 2015 Game Recaps..................................................................... 65-70

Lamar Football History Lamar Through the Decades....................................................... 74-79 Lamar Coaching History................................................................... 80 All-Conference Players..................................................................... 81 Specialty Awards & NFL Players...................................................... 82 Senior College Lettermen............................................................ 83-88 Junior College Lettermen............................................................ 89-90 Cardinal Hall of Honor................................................................. 91-92

Records Offensive Team Records.................................................................. 93 Defensive Team Records................................................................. 94 Individual Records....................................................................... 95-96 Individual Rushing Records......................................................... 97-98 Individual Passing Records....................................................... 99-100 Individual Receiving Records.................................................. 101-102 Individual Total Offense/All-Purpose Records......................... 103-104 Individual Punting Records............................................................. 105 Individual Punt Return Records...................................................... 106 Junior College Results............................................................. 107-108 Senior College Results............................................................ 108-110

Media Information Media Information........................................................................... 112


all University Information

School......................................................................... Lamar University Location..................................................... Beaumont, Texas (118,296) Founded........................................................................................ 1923 Enrollment.................................................................................. 14,996 Nickname................................................................................Cardinals Colors............................................................................ Red and White Conference............................................................................Southland National Affiliation.............................................. NCAA Division I - FCS President............................................................ Dr. Kenneth R. Evans Athletics Director.......................................................Jason Henderson Faculty Representative............................................. Dr. Hsing-wei Chu Senior Woman Administrator.............................................. Helene Thill Athletic Department...................................................... (409) 880-2248 Ticket Office.................................................................. (409) 880-1715

Football History

First Year of Football...................................................................... 1923 First Year as a Senior College....................................................... 1951 First Year of Southland Football.................................................... 1964 All-Time Record (4-year)................................... 202-263-9/44 seasons All-Time Southland Record.................................... 50-99-2/26 seasons Southland Conference Championships/Last.............................. 4/1971

Coaching Staff

Head Coach.........................Ray Woodard (Sam Houston State, 1988) Record at Lamar/Seasons..........................................31-38/6 Seasons Overall 4-Year Record/Seasons...................................................Same Office Phone................................................................. (409) 880-7157 Offensive Coordinator/OL................. Chuck Langston (Oklahoma, ’95) Defensive Coordinator/Safeties............. Trey Haverty (Texas Tech ’04) Recruiting Coordinator/LBs............. Ben Beasley (McNeese State ’02) Special Teams Coordinator/RBs ..... Brian Morgan (Grambling State ’05) Wide Receivers......................................Arlington Nunn (Clemson ’91) Quarterbacks............................................. Ramon Flanigan (SMU ’97) Cornerbacks.......................................... Willie Mack Garza (Texas ’93) Defensive Line............................. Eric Roark (SE Oklahoma State ‘84) Tight Ends/Director of Football Ops.............. Jeff Breaux (Nicholls ’04) Strength and Conditioning Coach: ........................ Daniel Darcy (Canisius) Head Athletic Trainer:..................Josh Yonker (Northern Colorado ’03)

Stadium Information

Stadium....................................................... Provost Umphrey Stadium Year Opened................................................1964 as Cardinal Stadium Record at Stadium/Seasons.................................. 84-82-3/32 seasons Capacity...................................................................................... 16,000 Surface................................................................................. Matrix Turf Press Box Phone...........................................................(409) 880-7489

Team Information

2015 Overall Record.........................................................................5-6 2015 Home Record..........................................................................2-3 2015 Away Record...........................................................................3-3 2015 Southland Conference Record/Finish..............................4-5/T5th Offensive Formation........................................................... Multiple Set Defensive Formation.....................................................................4-2-5 Starters Returning/Lost................................................................. 14/14 Offensive Starters......................................................................... 6/5 Defensive Starters........................................................................ 4/7 Special Team Starters.................................................................. 4/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost........................................................ 42/20

Lamar Media Relations

Director/Football Contact.................................................. James Dixon Office Phone................................................................. (409) 880-8329 Office Fax..................................................................... (409) 880-2338 Football Press Box....................................................... (409) 880-7489 Assistant Director................................................................ Pat Murray Office Phone................................................................. (409) 880-2323 Assistant Director/Secondary Contact................................ Matt Fowler Office Phone................................................................. (409) 880-7845 Athletics Web Site......................................... www.lamarcardinals.com Facebook................................................. facebook.com/lamarathletics Twitter...........................................................twitter.com/LamarFootball The 2016 Lamar University Football Yearbook is a publication of the Lamar University Athletics Media Relations Office. The guide was edited and designed by James Dixon, with editorial assistance from Matt Fowler and Pat Murray. Photography by Mike Tobias, Guiseppe Barranco, Jeff Kellum, Kyle Ezell and various other contributors. Covers designed by Ryan Adams.


Lamar University was able to return to the gridiron thanks in large part to the generosity of donors like Walter Umphrey and his partners at Provost Umphrey Law Firm. In recognition of a gift from the Beaumont-based law firm and an additional gift from Umphrey and his wife, Sheila, the name “Provost Umphrey Stadium� graces the renovated facility where fans cheer on the Cardinals. The renovated stadium features bench and chair-back seating, restroom and concession facilities, a concourse area, and increased handicap accessible seating areas. In addition, renovation included the installation of new lighting and a Matrix field turf playing surface provides a state-of-the art venue that will not only hold up to challenging weather conditions, but also allow the stadium to be a multi-use facility. Furthermore, thanks to a $1 million contribution from Education First Federal Credit Union, Provost Umphrey Stadium features a state-of-the-art, video-integrated scoreboard. The video board offers complete flexibility, with the capability to show one large single video image, multiple video images, and a combination of live or recorded video with real time scores and statistics, out of town game information, sponsors’ messages, graphics and animation.


Opening and Dedication

Provost Umphrey Stadium was originally built for a cost of $1 million with the construction period lasting from May 1963 through July 1964. It was dedicated during ceremonies prior to LU’s 21-0 season-opening victory over East Central Oklahoma on Sept. 19, 1964. Lamar fullback Darrell Johnson scored the first touchdown in stadium history on a 30-yard run during the second quarter of that game. The Cardinals have compiled an 84-82-3 record in the stadium, with their longest winning streak being 12 games spanning the 1965-1967 seasons.

Attendance Records

Att. Date Opponent 18,500 9/13/80 Baylor 17,600 9/22/79 Louisiana Tech 17,306 10/9/10 Langston University 17,250 10/6/79 West Texas State 17,222 9/17/77 UL-Lafayette 17,187 10/2/10 Sam Houston State

Team Records

Most Points Scored by Lamar: 75 vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State (8/31/13) Most Points Scored by Opponent: 69 by Stephen F. Austin (11/5/11) Most Combined Points: 91, Lamar 46, Stephen F. Austin 45 (11/16/13) Most Yards Total Offense: 675 by Louisiana Tech (11/16/68) Most Pass Attempts: 61 by West Texas State (9/3/88)

Individual Records

Total Offense: 419 yards by Caleb Berry, Lamar (9/20/14) Yards Rushing: 347 by Kade Harrington, Lamar (10/10/15) Rushing Attempts: 33 by Floyd Dorsey, Lamar (9/18/82) Longest Rushing Play: 85 yards by Eugene Washington, LU (11/6/65) Yards Passing: 412 by Shad Smith, LU (10/10/87) Passes Completed: 55 by Caleb Berry, LU (11/16/13) Longest Pass Play: 93 yards, J. Holley to C. Williams, Texas So. (10/2/82) Passes Caught: 18 by Reggie Begelton, Lamar (11/16/13) Yards Receiving: 212 by J.J. Hayes, Lamar (10/8/11)


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Ray Woodard

Head Coach – Seventh Season

Ray Woodard has been at the helm of the Lamar University football program since its resurrection seven years ago -- a program that has seen incredible growth under Woodard’s direction. Since an impressive five-win campaign in its first season back, Cardinals’ fans have been witness to the consistent growth of the program -- a growth that has come at an accelerated rate in recent years. As if trying to make a statement in the 2013 season opener, the Cardinals set nine school records in the game -- which would be just a sample of things to come. LU set or tied nearly 50 team and individual records in 2013 and had three players receive All-America honors. In addition to the three All-Americans, Lamar also had a record 10 players named to the All-Southland Conference team, including three first-team selections. Running back Kade Harrington was named Southland Freshman of the Year, while senior defensive end Jesse Dickson was named league defensive player of the year by College Sports Madness. Woodard’s young charges continued the record-setting pace in 2014, which was capped by Lamar tying a school record for wins as a four-year program. Adding to the excitement of the eight-win season, LU picked up the record-setting victory at rival McNeese State on a field goal with seconds remaining. The win was Lamar’s first against McNeese and against a nationally ranked opponent since the sport’s return to Beaumont. For an encore, the Cardinals recorded one of their biggest wins in program history with an upset at No. 3 Sam Houston State the following season, and junior running back Kade Harrington became the first player in program history to be named Southland Player of the Year. Harrington ended the season by being named runner-up in the balloting for the STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Year award – FCS football’s version of the Heisman Trophy. All told, Woodard has produced 43 All-SLC selections, including nine first-team players, 10 All-Americans -- including one Freshman All-American -- one CFPA National Punter Returner of the Year, one SLC Player of the Year, one league newcomer of the year, one conference freshman of the year and an SLC Student-Athlete of the Year. Woodard’s troops have made a habit of rewriting the LU record books during his time in Beaumont. In 2011, the Cardinals set seven individual and six team records. The 2011 season marked the first year Lamar was able to compete as a full member of the Southland Conference and Woodard guided the Cards to a pair of conference road wins on their way to a 4-7 overall record and a 2-5 league mark. Lamar made its historic return to the gridiron in 2010. Not only did the Cardinals take the field for the first time since 1989, but they turned a lot of heads with their immediate success. In their very first game - at McNeese State - Lamar set a school record with 429 passing yards. McNeese was ranked 11th in the nation when the Cardinals put a scare into the Cowboys before falling 30-27. A week later, playing its home

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opener in front of 16,600 red clad fans, LU earned its first victory in over two decades by a 21-14 margin over Webber International. Woodard guided the Cardinals to a 5-6 overall record that season, which included a 4-2 mark in newly refurbished Provost Umphrey Stadium while playing in front of capacity crowds in their first four home games. Woodard was named the eighth football coach at LU by president Dr. James Simmons and then athletics director Billy Tubbs on May 19, 2008. He came to Beaumont after serving three seasons at Navarro College - the first two as defensive coordinator and the final as head coach. His 2007 squad went 9-3 and advanced to the conference playoffs for the first time in six seasons. From 2003-05, Woodard served as the head football and track coach at Burton (Texas) High School, with the Panthers winning the district title in track in 2004. He spent two years as the defensive coordinator at Livingston High School (1998-2001) and one season at Trinity HS (1997-98). Woodard spent three years as the defensive coordinator for the Scottish Claymores from 2000-03 during his second stint with an NFL Europe franchise. Woodard’s other professional coaching experience came as the general manager/head coach for the Houston Outlaws (1999-2000) of the Regional Football League, defensive coordinator of the NFL Europe’s Frankfurt Galaxy (1996-97) and the Texas Terror (1996) of the Arena Football League. Woodard’s first experience at the NCAA level came in 1998 when he was the defensive line coach at Louisiana-Lafayette. From 1988-


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95 Woodard was the defensive The Woodard File coordinator at Kilgore College and Personal recruited more than 200 Texas Birthdate.........................Aug. 20, 1961 high school student-athletes. The Hometown...................Corrigan, Texas Rangers appeared in back-to-back Wife............................................Penne Children....................................Jessica Shrine Bowls in 1989 and 1990. Kilgore had a 9-2 record in 1990, won the conference championship Education 1981....................A.A., Kilgore College and was ranked as high as No. 6 1988.............B.S., Sam Houston State in the country. 1991............................M.Ed., UT-Tyler Woodard also had a successful 2014...............Ed.D, Lamar University playing career, from his days at Corrigan-Camden HS to Kilgore Playing Career College and the University of 1980-81........................Kilgore College 1982-83..................University of Texas Texas to five years in the NFL. 1984-85............... San Diego Chargers After earning 13 letters in four 1986-87...................... Denver Broncos sports at Corrigan-Camden from Member of 1986 Super Bowl Team 1975-79, he walked on at Kilgore 1987-88..................Kansas City Chiefs College then went on to become a two-time All-America selection as Coaching Career a defensive tackle from 1980-81. 1988-95........................Kilgore College The Rangers finished the 1980 Defensive Coordinator season ranked No. 2 in the NJ1995.................... Texas Terror (Arena) Defensive Coordinator CAA rankings after posting a 10-1 1996-97..................... Frankfurt Galaxy record and winning the TJCFC (NFL Europe) Championship. Defensive Coordinator Woodard then finished his college 1998......................Louisiana-Lafayette career at Texas under coach Fred Defensive Line Coach Akers. The 1982 team went 9-3 1999-00.....................Houston Outlaws and finished the season ranked (Regional FBL) 17th nationally. As a senior, Wood General Manager/Head Coach ard and the Longhorns posted a 2000-03.................Scottish Claymores (NFL Europe) perfect 11-0 regular-season mark, Defensive Coordinator captured the Southwest Confer2005-06......................Navarro College ence championship and finished Defensive/Recruiting Coordinator the season ranked fifth in the 2007...........................Navarro College nation. Texas led the nation in total Head Coach defense, yielding an average of 2010-Pres..................Lamar University 212 yards per game and surren Head Coach dered less than 10 points per game. Woodard was selected in the eighth round of the 1984 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. He spent the next five seasons with the Chargers, Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs. He was a member of the Broncos’ 1986 AFC Champion and Super Bowl team. Woodard received his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and history from Sam Houston State in 1988 and his master’s in education from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1991. Woodard received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership last October. Woodard and the former Penne Striedel have been married since March, 1982. The couple has one daughter, Jessica, who was married in April, 2010, to Eric Martin. Woodard and his wife also became proud grandparents on Apr. 23, 2012, as Trey DeSoto Martin was welcomed into the world.

Woodard vs. All Opponents Opponent W-L Home Away Abilene Christian 2-0 1-0 1-0 Bacone College 2-0 2-0 0-0 Baylor 0-1 0-0 0-1 Central Arkansas 0-5 0-3 0-2 Georgia State 0-1 0-0 0-1 Grambling State 2-0 1-0 1-0 Hawai`i 0-1 0-0 0-1 Houston Baptist 2-0 2-0 0-0 Incarnate Word 3-0 2-0 1-0 Langston University 2-0 2-0 0-0 Louisiana-Lafayette 0-1 0-0 0-1 Louisiana Tech 0-1 0-0 0-1 McMurry University 1-0 1-0 0-0 McNeese State 1-5 0-3 1-2 Mississippi College 1-0 1-0 0-0 Nicholls 4-1 2-1 2-0 North Dakota 0-1 0-0 0-1 Northwestern State 0-4 0-1 0-3 Oklahoma Panhandle St. 2-0 2-0 0-0 Oklahoma State 0-1 0-0 0-1 Prairie View A&M 1-0 1-0 0-0 Sam Houston State 1-5 0-3 1-2 South Alabama 0-2 0-1 0-1 South Dakota 1-0 1-0 0-0 Southeastern Louisiana 2-4 0-2 2-2 Stephen F. Austin 1-3 1-1 0-2 Texas A&M 0-1 0-0 0-1 Texas College 2-0 2-0 0-0 Texas State 0-1 0-0 0-1 Webber International 1-0 1-0 0-0 Totals 31-38 21-15 10-23

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Chuck Langston

Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line

Chuck Langston is in his fourth year working with the Lamar offensive line and his second as the offensive coordinator. Langston was promoted to coordinator in February 2015. Langston developed arguably the strongest offensive front at the FCS level in 2015. The Cards’ front five led the nation in pass protection surrendering less than 0.5 sack per game. In addition to protecting the LU quarterbacks, Big Red’s O-Line also helped produce the nation’s leading rusher in Kade Harrington. A unanimous All-America selection, Harrington became just the seventh player in the history of Division I football to rush for 2,000 yards in only 10 games on his way to finishing second in the balloting for the STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Year award (FCS football’s version of the Heisman Trophy). Following the season, two of Langston’s players were named first-team All-Southland Conference (Cody Elenz and Bret Treadway). In 2014, Langston’s line blocked for one of the most prolific offenses in the nation. The line helped produce an offense that ranked fifth nationally in total offense (503 ypg), seventh in passing (314 ypg) and eighth in scoring (39.6 ppg). LU’s offensive linemen have reaped the personal benefits of Langston’s instruction over the past three seasons. During that time, Langston has produced seven All-Southland

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Conference selections, including two first-team honorees. Langston came to Beaumont after spending the 2012 season with Central Oklahoma. He brings nearly two decades of college coaching experience to the Golden Triangle. Additionally, he knows Southeast Texas after starring at West Brook High School, he played collegiately at the highest level as a three-year starter for the University of Oklahoma. Before joining LU, Langston spent three years as the head coach and athletics director at Trinity (Texas) High School after one season as an assistant at Groveton (Texas) High School. Langston then moved to the college ranks where he spent five seasons as the head coach at NCAA Division II Central Oklahoma. He guided the Broncos to a 29-24 record during his time as head coach, including a 9-3 mark in 2003 and a spot in the second round of the playoffs. Langston’s first head coaching job came at Trinity Valley Community College. During his last season with the Cardinals, Langston led the team to a 10-2 record and a victory in the Heart of Texas Bowl. Langston’s first collegiate coaching position came at his alma mater where he served for three seasons (1997-99) as tight ends and defensive line coach after one year as a graduate assistant. Following a standout prep career at West Brook, Langston earned four letters as the center at Oklahoma. He served as a team captain and helped OU to three bowl appearances during his playing days. Langston earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Oklahoma in 1995 before getting his master’s degree from OU in 1999. Langston and his wife Amy have three sons, Christian, Justice and Reagan Luke.

The Langston File Personal Birthdate..................................... Jan. 30, 1973 Hometown............................ Beaumont, Texas Wife...........................................................Amy Children..................Christian, Justice, Reagan Education 1995........................................B.A., Oklahoma 1999.................................... M. Ed., Oklahoma Playing Career 1991-95........................................... Oklahoma Coaching Career 1996-97........................................... Oklahoma Graduate Assistant 1997-99........................................... Oklahoma Assistant Coach 1999-00................................. Trinity Valley CC Assistant Coach 2000-02................................. Trinity Valley CC Head Coach 2002-07...............................Central Oklahoma Head Coach 2008-09.......................... Groveton (Texas) HS Assistant Coach 2009-11................................ Trinity (Texas) HS Head Coach Athletics Director 2012......................................Lamar University Director of Football Operations 2013-14.................................Lamar University Offensive Line 2015-.....................................Lamar University Offensive Coordinator


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Trey Haverty Defensive Coordinator

Trey Haverty was named the Cardinals defensive coordinator Jan. 26, 2016. Haverty brings 10 years of coaching experience to LU. He comes to Beaumont after spending the previous three seasons at Texas Tech working with safeties and linebackers. During his time in Lubbock, Haverty helped coach the Red Raiders to two Bowl appearances. Texas Tech defeated Arizona State in the 2013 Holiday Bowl, and faced LSU in the 2015 Texas Bowl. Haverty spent the first two seasons in Lubbock working with the Red Raiders’ safeties before moving to outside linebackers in 2015. He made the switch to linebackers for the 2015 campaign. During his time working with the safeties, Haverty produced one of the nation’s best in J.J. Gaines. During his senior season, Gaines was fifth on the team with 63 tackles and recorded two interceptions. Prior to his stint with Texas Tech, Haverty spent two seasons at TCU coaching on both sides of the ball and helped coach the team to two bowl appearances. During the 2011 season, he worked with the Horned Frog safeties,

before making the switch to the offensive side of the ball to coach receivers. That season the Horned Frogs advanced to the Poinsettia Bowl. As coach of the safeties, Haverty mentored Tekerrein Cuba into a second-team All-Mountain West selection. That same season, freshman Jonathan Anderson recorded 17 stops against BYU which was the most tackles by a TCU player since the 2004 campaign. He switched to receivers and helped the Horned Frogs make a successful transition into the Big 12 the following season, and produced an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection, Josh Boyce. Haverty began his coaching career in 2006 working with receivers at Cisco Junior College. Following that season, Haverty made his first coaching stop at TCU to serve as a graduate assistant coach for the Horned Frogs. He spent the next three seasons working with the TCU defense before being named defensive coordinator at Millsaps College. Haverty was a four-year letterwinner at Texas Tech. A former walk-on with the Red Raiders, Haverty ended his career as one of the school’s all-time best receivers. He led the Big 12 in receptions as a senior, and closed out his career by earning All-America honors from Sports Illustrated (second team) and AP (third team). Haverty received his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech in August 2004, and a master’s degree from TCU in December 2009. Haverty and his wife, Christy, have a son, Tripp (3), and an infant daughter, Blakely.

The Haverty File Personal Wife......................................................Christy Children...................................................Tripp ............................................................ Blakely Education 2004..................................... B.S., Texas Tech 2009............................................ M. Ed., TCU Playing Career 2001-04.........................................Texas Tech Coaching Career 2006..................................................Cisco JC ..............................................Assistant Coach 2007-09....................................................TCU ........................................Graduated Assistant 2010......................................Millsaps College .................................... Defensive Coordinator 2011-12.....................................................TCU ..............................................Assistant Coach 2013-15.........................................Texas Tech ..............................................Assistant Coach 2016-Pres.............................Lamar University .................................... Defensive Coordinator


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Arlington Nunn Wide Receivers

Arlington Nunn is in his third season at Lamar. After eight seasons at Stephen F. Austin working with several different position groups during his stint, Nunn comes to Beaumont where he will work with the receivers. Nunn has made a name for himself of transforming his athletes into some of the best position groups in the conference. He spent his first three seasons in Nacogdoches working with the receivers where he produced some of the nation’s top talent. Three of Nunn’s receivers earned all-conference honors, including the school’s top-two all-time leading receivers, and former All-American Dominique Edison would go on to be drafted by the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. Following three seasons working with the wideouts, Nunn was asked to take over a struggling Lumberjack secondary. Nunn converted what had been a weak link in the SFA defense into one of the strongest units in the Southland. Under Nunn’s guidance, the SFA secondary went from a conference also-ran to the top pass defense in the league. His first season working with the defensive backs, Nunn produced three All-SLC selections, the SLC Newcomer of the Year and an All-American. Nothing changed during his first two seasons in Beaumont as LU’s wideouts proved to be the strongest in the conference. Led by 2014 All-American Mark Roberts, the receivers made Big Red’s pass attack one of the most feared in college football. The Cards finished the season seventh nationally averaging

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better than 314 yards through the air. Roberts was ranked 11th in the country in receiving yards (1,157 yds), and seventh in touchdown receptions. Following the season, Roberts also received an invite to minicamp with the Kansas City Chiefs. Following on the heels of Roberts success, Nunn produced another standout receiver last season. A three-time All-SLC selection, Reggie Begelton graduated as the school’s all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and was second all-time in career receptions. Nunn has produced 15 All-SLC selections in the past nine years, including five first-team selections. Nunn has also coached a former conference newcomer of the year and six All-Americans. Prior to his most recent stop in Nacogdoches, Nunn originally went to SFA in 1996 where he spent five seasons working with the ‘Jacks’ linebackers and secondary. He helped tutor two-time All-American and former Pro Bowl linebacker Jeremiah Trotter. He also was a member of the 1999 coaching staff that guided the ‘Jacks to a Southland Football League title. The Clearwater, Fla., native has made stops at Baylor, Navarro Junior College and Sam Houston State before arriving at SFA the first time. After leaving Nacogdoches, Nunn spent three years as the receivers’ coach at Troy State before moving to Mississippi to coach running backs. A 1991 graduate of Clemson, Nunn was a standout performer for the Tigers, helping Clemson to four-straight 10-2 records and two ACC titles. An Academic All-ACC pick as a junior, Nunn was a member of the Tigers’ topranked defensive unit during his final season. A 22-year college coaching veteran, Nunn holds a bachelor of science in marketing from Clemson and a master of science in education from Baylor. Nunn and his wife, Monique, are the parents of two daughters, Alyssa (13) and Aria (7).

The Nunn File Personal Wife.................................................... Monique Children......................................... Alyssa, Aria Recruiting Area Northeast Texas, Shreveport, La. Education 1991..........................................B.S., Clemson 1994............................................. M.S., Baylor Playing Career Clemson..............................................1987-90 Coaching Career 1991.......................................................Baylor Graduate Assistant 1992............................ Navarro Junior College Quarterbacks/Running Backs 1993-94..................................................Baylor Graduate Assistant 1994-96.............................Sam Houston State Special Teams Coord./OLBs 1996-1997............................Stephen F. Austin Special Teams Coord./Linebackers 1998-2000............................Stephen F. Austin Special Teams Coord./Defensive Backs 2001-03.....................................................Troy Wide Receivers 2004............................................... Mississippi Running Backs 2005-08................................Stephen F. Austin Wide Receivers 2009-13................................Stephen F. Austin Defensive Backs 2014-.....................................Lamar University Wide Receivers


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Ben Beasley

Recruiting Coordinator/Linebackers

Ben Beasley joined the LU coaching staff in February 2014 working with the Cardinals’ secondary. A veteran of coaching within the Southland Conference, Beasley comes to Beaumont following a highly successful stint at Sam Houston State, and after two years working with the Cardinals’ secondary he is entering his first season coaching linebackers. Beasley took on the task of rebuilding the entire LU secondary during his first season. Following the 2013 campaign, LU graduated all four starters in the secondary. Refusing to allow that to be a weakness, Beasley filled each spot with younger guys waiting for their time to shine, along with an influx of talent from the junior college ranks. The result, a secondary that ranked second in the Southland in pass defense and pass efficiency defense. Rising junior Xavier Bethany also excelled under Beasley’s direction. A second-team All-Southland Conference selection, Bethany finished second on the squad, and sixth in the league with 98 total tackles on the season, and two interceptions including one returned for a score. In addition to his work with the LU secondary, Beasley spearheaded a recruiting effort that was considered one of the best in the nation, and arguably the tops in school history. Big Red’s 2016 signing class was ranked as the top class in the Southland and nation’s fourth-best FCS class. Having worked at three other Southland

schools, Beasley has made a career out of converting defensive backs into a formidable unit. During his time in Huntsville, he helped coach the Bearkats to one of the most successful runs in school history. National runners-up in consecutive years, Beasley’s secondary finished the 2011 season ranked fourth nationally in pass efficiency defense, and tops in the country in interceptions and takeaways. During his five seasons in Huntsville, Beasley produced three All-Americans and 11 All-Southland Conference selections. In addition to all the national honors, Beasley’s secondary set a school record for interceptions during the 2011 season. Just as important as the numbers produced on the field are Beasley’s contacts in southeast Texas. During his time with the Bearkats, Beasley was tasked with the responsibility of recruiting the Golden Triangle. Prior to his stay in Huntsville, Beasley spent five seasons at Northwestern State working with the Demons secondary for the final three. Northwestern State ranked in the Southland’s top two in total defense all three years, and had the league’s top pass defense in 2008. Beasley produced six All-SLC athletes during his time in Natchitoches, La. Beasley took the first step toward a career in college coaching during the 2000 season as a student assistant at his alma mater, McNeese State. During his time as a coach, he helped lead three teams to a Southland Conference title, coached three All-Americans, 17 All-SLC selections, produced the 2012 SLC Defensive Player of the Year and watched his troops set 14 school records. A member of the American Football Coaches Association, Beasley graduated from McNeese State with a bachelor’s degree in May 2002. Beasley and his wife, Ellen, have two daughters, Sarah and Jane.

The Beasley File Personal Hometown...............................Houston, Texas Wife......................................................... Ellen Children.........................................Sarah Jane Recruiting Area Southwest Houston Education 2002...............................B.S., McNeese State Coaching Career 2000-02...................................McNeese State Student Assistant 2002-03.............................Northwestern State Safeties 2004-05.............................Northwestern State Tight Ends 2006-08.............................Northwestern State Defensive Backs 2009-13............................ Sam Houston State Defensive Backs 2014-15................................ Lamar University Secondary 2016-.................................... Lamar University Recruiting Coordinator/LBs

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Lamar Football Coaching Staff

Brian Morgan Running Backs

Brian Morgan joined the LU coaching staff in August 2014 as the running back’s coach and special teams coordinator. A native to Southeast Texas, Morgan is entering his third season on the Lamar sidelines. In Morgan’s second season he helped junior running back Kade Harrington go from one of the top backs in the Southland to the nation’s leading rusher. Harrington led the nation in rushing yards (2,092), yards per game (190.2 pg), all-purpose yards (213.36 pg) and rushing touchdowns (21) while finishing second nationally in points per game (12.5 pg) and third in yards per carry (7.86 pc) on his way to unanimous first-team All-America honors. Harrington became just the seventh back in Division I history to rush for 2,000 yards in only 10 games and finished second in the balloting for the STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Year award – FCS football’s version of the Heisman Trophy. Morgan spent two seasons at Prairie View A&M before moving to Beaumont. During that time he worked with the Panthers running backs and linebackers. Morgan also held down the responsibility of special teams and recruiting coordinator. Under Morgan’s guidance, the Panthers produced one of the top special teams in the

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nation. Morgan had five All-SWAC selections for their work on special teams, including three return specialists and a kicker. Former Panthers punt returner Moses Ellis finished the 2011 season ranked third nationally averaging 14.5 yards per return. In 2012, PVAMU finished the season ranked in the top 10 nationally in punt return and punt coverage, and in his final two seasons the Panthers blocked 13 kicks. Morgan’s familiarity of east Texas has been an asset to him on the recruiting trail. While at PVAMU, Morgan’s primary recruiting area was southeast Texas, including Houston. Entering his 12th season as a coach, Morgan got his first taste of coaching southeast Texas’ football talent in the high school ranks. He served as an assistant coach at Port Arthur Memorial for three seasons where he worked with the Titans’ linebackers and special teams. Following his three seasons at the high school level, Morgan accepted a position as a graduate assistant coach at North Texas, where he worked with future Cleveland Brown Craig Robertson. Morgan’s coaching career began at Grambling State where he spent the 2005 season overseeing the special teams. That year, Morgan helped coach the Tigers to a SWAC title. The start of Morgan’s coaching career came on the heels of a standout playing career at GSU. A two-time All-America selection, Morgan graduated from Grambling as the school’s all-time leading scorer. A three-time All-SWAC selection, Morgan helped guide the Tigers to back-to-back HBC national titles. Morgan graduated with a bachelor’s degree from GSU in December 2005. He returned to school to receive his master degree from North Texas in 2011.

The Morgan File Personal Hometown........................... Port Arthur, Texas Education 2005.............................. B.S., Grambling State 2011..................................... M.S., North Texas Playing Career Grambling State...................................2001-04 Coaching Career 2005-06..................................Grambling State Special Teams Coordinator 2006-09......................Port Arhur Memorial HS Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator 2009-11..........................................North Texas Graduate Assistant/Linebackers 2011-14................................. Prairie View A&M RBs/LBs/Special Teams & Recruiting Coord. 2014-.....................................Lamar University Running Backs


Lamar Football Coaching Staff

Ramon Flanigan Quarterbacks

Ramon Flanigan was named LU quarterbacks coach in February 2015 and is entering his second season coaching the Big Red signal callers. During his first season on campus he was tasked with the responsibility of guiding a crop of new quarterbacks on the LU campus. At the start of fall camp, LU didn’t have a quarterback on scholarship who had taken a snap in a regular-season game in Beaumont. A situation that is tough enough for any coach, but Flanigan also had to work through numerous injuries to the quarterbacks last season and still managed to have a productive group. He lost his third-team QB a week before the season opener, in the second game of the year senior Joe Minden broke his wrist which left the Cardinals with just two scholarship quarterbacks. Just two games later starter Carson Earp went down with an injury and wasn’t 100 percent the rest of the season. A coaching veteran with more than 16 years coaching experience, Flanigan came to Beaumont after a two-year stint as the head coach at Lincoln University. Flanigan’s stop at Lincoln came following a coaching internship with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons. Prior to Flanigan’s stop in the NFL he spent three seasons at Mississippi Valley State, where he served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. During his time in Itta Bena, Miss., Flanigan helped turn around a struggling Delta Devils program. MVSU defeat-

ed the reigning conference champions in his second season, and posted their best record in six seasons the following year. Flanigan’s impact at MVSU was seen almost immediately. The Delta Devils cut their number of sacks by more than half, finished tied for first in the SWAC in turnover margin – after finishing next to last the previous season – and produced the league’s top receiver in terms of yards per catch. Flanigan went to MVSU after spending two seasons in the high school ranks. Prior to that he served as the offensive coordinator at North Texas under head coach Darrell Dickey. Flanigan’s coaching career began at UNT in 1999 where he worked with the Mean Green receivers. The following season he was moved to quarterbacks, before being promoted to offensive coordinator in 2002. During his time as offensive coordinator, UNT went through one of the most successful runs in Sun Belt Conference history. The Mean Green won fourstraight league titles, made four New Orleans Bowl appearances and produced some of the league’s top talent. Flanigan’s coaching career got started following a standout playing career at SMU. One of the school’s all-time leading passers, Flanigan graduated as the school’s all-time leader in total offense, and among the all-time top five in passing yards. He was the only player in Mustangs history to pass for more than 5,500 yards and rush for at least 1,500. The 1994 Southwest Conference leader in total offense, Flanigan guided SMU to a 6-5 mark in 1997 – the program’s first winning season in 11 years. Following his graduation in May 1997, Flanigan went onto play professionally for the Hamburg Blue Devils of the German Bundesliga. He guided the Blue Devils to a EuroBowl Championship, and played in the German Bowl.

The Flanigan File Education 1997............................................... B.S., SMU Playing Career SMU....................................................1994-97 Coaching Career 1999.............................................North Texas ...............................................Wide Receivers 2000-01........................................North Texas .................................................. Quarterbacks 2002-04........................................North Texas .............. Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 2004.................................Green Bay Packers ...............................................Offensive Intern 2005-06........................................North Texas Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 2008....................Prestonwood Christian Aca. ...............................................Wide Receivers 2009.................... Galveston Ball High School .................................................. Quarterbacks 2010-12......................Mississippi Valley State .............. Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 2012....................................... Atlanta Falcons ...............................................Offensive Intern 2013-14...............................Lincoln University ....................................................Head Coach 2015-....................................Lamar University .................................................. Quarterbacks

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Lamar Football Coaching Staff

Willie Mack Garza Secondary

Willie Mack Garza is in his first season on the LU staff after a career that has seen him coach at all levels of the collegiate spectrum. He brings 16 years of coaching experience with him to the Golden Triangle, and comes to LU after spending the 2015 season as linebackers coach and special teams coordinator at Prairie View A&M. Prior to his stop at Prairie View, Garza spent two seasons at Pearl River Community College where he served as the defensive coordinator. During his time at Pearl River, Garza helped construct one of the nation’s top defenses units. PRCC ranked fifth nationally in scoring and 10th in pass defense. Six of Garza’s players went on to sign scholarships with four-year institutions. A native of Refugio, Texas, Garza has coached at the highest level college football has to offer as the defensive backs coach at the University of Southern California under former head coach Lane Kiffin for one season in 2010. Prior to his stint at USC, Garza spent 2009 as the defensive backs coach at Tennessee also under Kiffin. The Volunteers were 12th nationally in both pass defense and pass efficiency defense as they finished second in the SEC East and made an appearance in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Before moving to Tennessee, Garza spent four years (2005-09) at North Dakota State as the secondary coach for one season and the defensive coordinator in his final three. NDSU

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compiled 35 wins under his watch. The Bison recorded 10-1 seasons twice and defeated three Division I schools, including Minnesota, Central Michigan and Ball State. Garza began his coaching career at Texas, as a graduate assistant working with the cornerbacks and special teams for three years (1994-96). The Longhorns played in the 1994 Sun Bowl, 1995 Sugar Bowl and 1997 Fiesta Bowl. He then was the defensive backs coach at Western Michigan for four seasons (19972000). In 2000, the 9-3 Broncos were 13th nationally in pass defense and played in the Mid-American Conference championship game. He spent the next three years (2001-03) coaching cornerbacks at TCU. In 2002, twotime all-league cornerback Jason Goss tied the school season record with eight interceptions. The Horned Frogs won the 2002 Conference USA title and played in three bowls. Garza is a member of the Texas High School Hall of Fame after his stellar prep career at Refugio High School where he earned Parade All-American, All-State, and All-Decade (1980-1990) honors. In his senior season in 1988, Garza rushed for an amazing 2,954 yards and scored a national record 56 touchdowns (336 total points). In addition to football, Garza was also a track and field standout, running the 100, 200, and a leg of the 400-meter relay, as well as one of the state’s top long jumpers. RHS won the Texas state title his junior year. Garza was a four-year (1988, 1990-92) starter at cornerback and safety at Texas under then-head coach David McWilliams. He was a Freshman All-American and the Southwest Conference Newcomer of the Year in 1988. The Longhorns went 10-2 and played in the 1990 Cotton Bowl. He received his bachelor’s degree in social work from Texas in 1993.

The Garza File Education 1993.............................................. B.S., Texas Playing Career 1988-1992..............................................Texas Coaching Career 1997-00...............................Western Michigan .............................................. Assistant Coach 2001-03....................................................TCU .............................................. Assistant Coach 2004.......................................... Tarleton State .............................................. Assistant Coach 2005-08.............................North Dakota State .....................................Defensive Coordinator 2009...............................................Tennessee .............................................. Assistant Coach 2010.........................................................USC .............................................. Assistant Coach 2013-14................................... Pearl River CC .....................................Defensive Coordinator 2015.....................................Prairie View A&M .............................................. Assistant Coach


Lamar Football Coaching Staff

Eric Roark Defensive Line

Eric Roark joined the Lamar University football coaching staff in April 2016. A veteran of the collegiate coaching ranks for three decades, Roark will take over the Cardinals defensive linemen. Roark comes to the Golden Triangle after spending the previous seven years in the Alamo City serving as the defensive line coach at UTSA. One of Larry Coker’s original hires at UTSA, Roark helped build the Roadrunners program from the ground up. During Roark’s time in San Antonio, UTSA won 26 games while making the transition from FCS independent to an FBS contender in C-USA. The Roadrunners posted two above .500 seasons during that stretch including an 8-4 (.667) record during their inaugural season at the FBS level. Roark’s line helped UTSA rank among the conference’s top-five in five different statistical categories, including rushing defense, while his linemen combined to record more than 300 tackles and 44 tackles for losses. In 2013, the Roadrunners posted a 7-5 (.583) record which included wins over two bowl teams. Prior to his time in San Antonio, Roark

spent six seasons as an assistant coach at SMU (2002-07). During that time, he worked with the Mustangs secondary and defensive ends, coordinated special teams and also served as recruiting coordinator for four seasons. Roark had several players selected in the NFL draft, and was named the fifth-best non-BCS recruiter in the country by Rivals.com (2005). Roark spent the 2001 season at Tennessee under former UT head coach Phillip Fulmer, where he served as a graduate assistant in football administration. He helped the Vols win the Southeastern Conference East Division Championship and Citrus Bowl that season. Prior to his time in Knoxville, he coached defensive backs and was the recruiting coordinator at Tennessee Tech from 1997-2000 under current Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith. He also made coaching stops at Middle Tennessee and Murray State. Roark began his coaching career as linebackers coach at Southeastern Oklahoma State in 1984, followed by one-year stops as a graduate assistant at San Diego State and Iowa State. Roark earned three letters as a defensive back at Oklahoma State from 1979-82 under Jimmy Johnson. He earned his bachelor’s degree in health, physical education and recreation from Southeastern Oklahoma State in 1984 and received master’s degrees in the same discipline from Middle Tennessee in 1996 and a second in sports management from Tennessee five years later. Roark and his wife, Connie, have two sons, Ben and Nick.

The Roark File Personal Wife......................................................Connie Children......................................Ben and Nick Education 1984........................B.S., SE Oklahoma State 1996....................... M. Ed., Middle Tennessee Playing Career 1979-1982..............................Oklahoma State Coaching Career 1984................ Southeastern Oklahoma State .............................................. Assistant Coach 1985...................................... San Diego State ..........................................Graduate Assistant 1986............................................... Iowa State ..........................................Graduate Assistant 1987-88.......................................Murray State .............................................. Assistant Coach 1989-97.............................. Middle Tennessee .............................................. Assistant Coach 1989-97.............................. Middle Tennessee .............................................. Assistant Coach 1997-2000............................. Tennessee Tech .................................... Recruiting Coordinator 2001...............................................Tennessee ..........................................Graduate Assistant 2002-07................................................... SMU .............................................. Assistant Coach 2008.....................................Grand Prairie HS .....................................Defensive Coordinator 2009...............................................Tennessee .............................................. Assistant Coach 2010.........................................................USC .............................................. Assistant Coach 2009-15..................................................UTSA .............................................. Assistant Coach 2016..................................... Lamar University .............................................. Assistant Coach

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Lamar Football Staff

Jeff Breaux

Tight Ends/Director of Operations Jeff Breaux is entering his second season as the director of operations for the Lamar University football program. Breaux joins LU after spending the previous four seasons in the southeast Texas high school ranks. In just his first season with the Cards, Breaux produced one of the league’s top tight ends in DeAndre Jennings. Prior to arriving at LU, Breax spent three years as the offensive coordinator at West Brook and one season as offensive line coach at East Chambers. Breaux moved into the high school ranks after spending two

seasons as the offensive line coach at Henderson State. During his time in Arkadelphipa, Ark., the Reddies recorded their first conference title in 25 years, while setting school records for total, scoring and passing offense. Breaux has an extensive knowledge of the Southland Conference having both coached and played in the league. He served as the tight ends coach and assisted with the offensive linemen at McNeese during the 2007 and 2008 seasons helping coach the Cowboys to a Southland title, and one of the nation’s top offenses. Breaux’s coaching career began as a student assistant at Nicholls State in 2004. He received his bachelor’s degree from Nicholls in 2005. A four-year letterman for the Colonels, Breaux garnered second-team All-Southland Conference honors as a senior.

Daniel Darcy Strength & Conditioning

Daniel Darcy was named the Lamar University strength and conditioning coordinator in April. Darcy comes to Beaumont after spending six years as an assistant coordinator at Northern Arizona University. He served as the top assistant at NAU, aiding in all facets of the football program including organization and preparation of day-to-day training, nutrition education and Pro Day training. He helped train 16 football All-Americans. Darcy also has a wealth of experience working with teams across the whole collegiate sports spectrum. While in Flagstaff, he also worked with men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer, men’s and women’s track and field/cross country and the swimming and diving programs.

In addition to his work with NAU’s varsity sports, Darcy also worked with the ice hockey club team designing and implementing speed, agility, quickness, strength, power, injury prevention and nutrition education for athletes ages 13-18. During the summer of 2010, Darcy did an internship at Texas. He assisted with every aspect of football summer training program helping train 11 future NFL draft selections. Prior to his internship at UT, Darcy spent two seasons in New Britain, Conn., serving as a graduate assistant at Central Connecticut State. Darcy began his career as an intern at Canisius College in 2006. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Canisius College and earned a master’s of science in physical education from Central Connecticut State.

Josh Yonker Head Athletics Trainer Joshua Yonker is entering his 12th year as the head athletics trainer for Lamar University since joining the staff in August 2005. As the head athletics trainer, Yonker directs and supervises the athletic training staff, graduate assistant athletic trainers, and undergraduate internship students in providing athletic training services to the department’s 17 intercollegiate sports. Yonker also directs the undergraduate internship program which prepares students to become Licensed Athletic Trainers in the State of Texas. The program has sent numerous athletic trainers into the high school, clinic, collegiate, and professional ranks. Beginning in August 2009, Yonker has been primarily responsible

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for the daily medical care of the football and men’s and women’s golf teams. A native of Denver, Yonker came to LU after receiving a master of science degree in exercise science from Utah State in Logan, Utah. While at Utah State, he worked with the football, women’s basketball, and women’s soccer programs. He was also a lab instructor for the athletic injuries class. Prior to his tenure at Utah State, Yonker was an athletic training student at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. He received a bachelor of science degree in sport and exercise science with an emphasis in athletic training. Yonker is a certified athletic trainer and a State of Texas Licensed Athletic Trainer. He is married to the former Kristina Maurich. The couple has two children, Avry John (3) and infant son, Ashyr Charles.


Lamar Football Support Staff

Dr. Curtis Thorpe Head Team Physician

Johnathan Johnson Student Assistant

Jesse Sparks

Eric Ortiz

Jason Wilson

Brandon LaPorte

Student Assistant

Student Assistant

Student Assistant

Student Assistant

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Lamar Football University President

Dr. Kenneth R. Evans

Veteran educator Kenneth Evans took office July 1, 2013 as Lamar University’s 15th president bringing extensive experience in higher education administration to the position. Evans holds bachelor’s degrees in English and political science from the University of California, Davis, a master’s in business administration from California State University, Sacramento, and a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Colorado. He has conducted extensive research and authored more than 70 journal articles on interpersonal influence, sales management, services marketing, and marketing management and theory. Evans’ teaching and research is extensive, but it is his leadership experience that provides a special fit with his role as president. Evans served since 2007 as dean of the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma and held the Fred E. Brown chair. He previously served as associate dean of graduate studies, assistant dean of undergraduate studies and chair of the marketing department at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has worked in a variety of research,

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teaching and administraPresident’s Staff tion positions at Arizona President’s Staff State University, the Dr. Kenneth Evans University of Colorado University President and California State Dr. James Marquart Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs University, Sacramento. Dr. Vicki McNeil Prior to his academic Vice President for Student Engagement Dr. Cruse Melvin career, Evans worked Vice President for Finance and Operations as a consultant and Dr. Brenda Nicholls marketing representaAsscoiate Provost Ms. Priscilla Parsons tive at several northern Vice President for Information Technology California companies. Mr. Juan Zabala Vice President for University Advancement Born in PittsDr. Kevin Smith burgh, Pa., Evans grew Senior Associate Provost Dr. Peter Kelleher up in Chicago, where he Associate Provost for Research attended public schools Mr. Jason Henderson Director of Athletics through the fifth grade, Mr. Norman Bellard when the family moved Assistant to the President for Community Relations to California. He was the first in his immediate family to earn a college degree. Evans played basketball, golf and football at different points in high school and college, and ran daily as part of an active lifestyle. Ken and Nancy met while freshmen at University of California, Davis, and married after graduation. A career elementary school teacher, Nancy retired when the couple moved to Norman, Okla. The couple has two adult sons.


Lamar Football Director of Athletics

Jason Henderson Athletics Administration Athletics Administration

Jason Henderson, who spent a year as interim athletics director, was named LU’s Director of Athletics on June 18, 2012. Henderson had served as LU’s associate athletics director for compliance since July of 2007 before being elevated to interim athletics director on May 11, 2011. As the athletics director, Henderson is responsible for the dayto-day operations of the university’s 17 men’s and women’s athletics programs. Henderson is in his 11th year as a member of the LU athletics department overall, joining the staff in April 2006 as the compliance coordinator. In that role, Henderson oversaw NCAA compliance and scholarships. Henderson currently serves as the Southland Conference representative to the NCAA Division I Amateurism Cabinet. The cabinet reviews issues relating to NCAA rules involving student-athlete amateurism and ways to ensure that student-athletes remain true to the NCAA philosophy of amateur athletic competitions. While serving as associate AD, Henderson played a major role in the return of Cardinal football and the addition of the LU women’s soccer and softball programs. He was a key figure in the planning of the Dauphin Athletics Complex, the updating of what is now known as Provost Umphrey Stadium and the construction of the LU Soccer/Softball Complex.

Jason Henderson Director of Athletics Helene Thill Associate AD - Academics Senior Woman Administrator Daucy Crizer Assistant AD - Business James Dixon Assistant AD - Media Relations Nicole Kummer Assistant AD - Marketing & Events

James Stem

Assistant AD - Operations

Prior to coming to Beaumont, Henderson served as the academic coordinator and CHAMPS Life Skills Coordinator at Texas A&M-Kingsville, where he collected and maintained data on student-athletes, assisted with updating and maintaining compliance documents and assisted with rules education for department staff and student-athletes. Henderson was also an intern at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Ky., and Texas A&M. During this time Henderson was involved primarily in assisting with the marketing of the NAIA and NCAA programs, respectively. He earned a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology with a specialization in sports management from Texas A&M in May of 2003 and a master of business administration from Texas A&M-Kingsville in December 2005. Henderson also spends time in the community with various charitable organizations including the YMBL and the Beaumont A&M Club. Both of these organizations help raise funds to improve the community at large.

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Lamar Football Name

Pos.

Ht.

1 Zae Giles

DB

2 Andrew Allen

Numerical Roster Wt.

Yr.-Exp.

Hometown (High School/Last School)

5-9

153

So.-1L

Austin, Texas/Lyndon B. Johnson HS

QB

`6-0

215

Jr.-TR

Texas City, Texas/Texas City HS (New Mexico State)

2 Cardell Lue

DB

6-0

185

Jr.-TR

Carrollton, Texas/Hebron HS (Troy)

3 Jaylon Bowden

DB

6-0

192

Jr.-TR

Missouri City, Texas/Fort Bend Elkins HS (Blinn JC)

4 DeWan Thompson

WR

5-7

172

So.-TR

Los Angeles, Calif./Venice HS (Washington State)

5 Derrion Randle

RB

5-10

200

Fr.-RS

Navasota, Texas/Navasota HS

6 Marcus Daggs

WR

6-2

191

Jr.-TR

Waxahachie, Texas/Ennis HS (Cisco College)

7 Michael Handy

WR

5-11

183

Sr.-3L

Conroe, Texas/Oak Ridge HS

8 Kade Harrington

RB

5-9

192

Sr.-3L

Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood HS

9 Kendrick King

WR

5-10

172

Fr.-HS

Beaumont, Texas/Hamshire-Fannett HS

10 Case Robinson

QB

6-1

208

Fr.-HS

Crockett, Texas/Crockett HS

10 Davon Jernigan

DB

6-0

185

So.-1L

Navasota, Texas/Navasota HS

11 Chaston Brooks

LB

6-1

211

So.-1L

Tatum, Texas/Tatum HS

11 Carson Earp

QB

6-4

219

Sr.-1L

Robinson, Texas/Robinson HS (Navarro JC)

12 Blake George

DB

5-11

188

Fr.-HS

Humble, Texas/Humble HS

12 Blake McKenzie

QB

6-3

212

Jr.-RS

Corpus Christi, Texas/John Paul II HS (Fullerton Coll.)

13 Caleb Abrom

DB

6-0

174

Fr.-HS

DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto HS

14 Caisen Sullivan

WR

6-1

185

Fr.-HS

Port Neches, Texas/Port Neches-Groves HS

15 Markell Hawthorne RB

5-11

188

Fr.-HS

Iowa, La./Lagrange HS

16 Matt Tillett

5-10

183

Jr.-2L

Mont Belvieu, Texas/Barbers Hill HS

WR

17 Adam Morse

QB

6-1

211

Fr.-HS

Groves, Texas/Port Neches-Groves HS

18 Clayton Turner

WR

6-4

217

Jr.-TR

Marietta, Ga./Kell HS (Miami)

19 Jalen Barnes

DB

6-0

191

Jr.-TR

Port Arthur, Texas/Memorial HS (Texas Tech)

20 Rodney Randle Jr. DB

6-1

191

So.-1L

Beaumont, Texas/Ozen HS

21 Brendan Langley

DB

6-2

193

Sr.-1L

Marietta, Ga./Kell HS (Georgia)

22 Austin Krautz

RB

5-10

181

Fr.-HS

Nederland, Texas/Nederland HS

23 Lloyd Julian

DB

5-10

186

Sr.-3L

Bellaire, Texas/Episcopal HS

24 Mike Hargis

LB

6-3

233

Sr.-3L

Austin, Texas/Manor HS

25 Shyler Staton

DB

5-11

153

Fr.-HS

Missouri City, Texas/Ridge Point HS

27 Keegan Mitchell

RB

5-6

168

So.-1L

Corrigan, Texas/Corrigan-Camden HS

29 Xavier Bethany

DB

6-0

192

Sr.-3L

Burton, Texas/Burton HS

30 Dedrick Garner

LB

6-2

242

So.-1L

Fairfield, Texas/Fairfield HS

31 Juan Carranco

K/P

5-10

182

Sr.-3L

Dayton, Texas/Dayton HS

32 William McVay

DB

5-11

204

Fr.-RS

Santa Fe, Texas/Santa Fe HS

33 Emmanuel Atoyebi RB

6-0

214

So.-1L

Houston, Texas/Travis HS

34 Titus Hunt

DB

6-2

203

Fr.-RS

Duncanville, Texas/Duncanville HS

35 Cameron Hampton LB

6-2

287 So.-SQ Dallas, Texas/Carter HS (Texas)

36 Cameron Minger

LB

6-0

187

Fr.-HS

Dallas, Texas/Woodrow Wilson HS

37 Kevin Davis

DB

5-10

185

Fr.-HS

McKinney, Texas/Lovejoy HS

38 Eddie McGill

LB

6-0

247

Sr.-3L

Stockbridge, Ga./Woodland HS

40 Mike Coats

LB

6-2

209

Fr.-HS

Oklahoma City, Okla./Santa Fe HS

41 Del’chaun Rushing LB

6-0

201

Fr.-HS

Webster, Texas/Clear Springs HS

43 James Jeffery

DE

6-3

234

Fr.-HS

Houston, Texas/Cy Ridge HS

44 Jack Dillard

TE

6-4

250

Fr.-HS

Magnolia, Texas/Magnolia HS

46 Alex Ball

K

6-3

230

Sr.-2L

Westlake, Calif./Westlake Village HS

47 Tanner Kanteman

LB

6-2

210

Jr.-TR

Simi Valley, Calif./Royal HS (LA Pierce JC)

48 Kevin O’Neill

LB

6-2

215

So.-1L

Sachse, Texas/Sachse HS

49 David Crosley

LB

6-1

240

Fr.-HS

DeRidder, La./DeRidder HS

50 Christian Langston DS

6-2

198

Fr.-HS

Port Neches, Texas/Port Neches-Groves HS

51 Tyre Alexander

LB

5-11

188

Jr..-1L

Austin, Texas/Westwood HS (Olivet College)

52 Jarett Carpenter

LB

6-5

203

Fr.-HS

Fairfield, Texas/Fairfield HS

53 William Wowkanyn DL

6-3

276

Sr.-1L

Brick, N.J./Township Memorial HS (Santa Rosa JC)

54 Zach Roberts

6-1

203 So.-SQ Magnolia, Texas/Magnolia HS

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DS

Alphabetical Roster No. Name

Pos.

98

Marcus Abbott

DE

13

Caleb Abrom

DB

62

Seth Adams

DL

59

Richard Alfonso

OL

51

Tyre Alexander

LB

33

Emmanuel Atoyebi

RB

46

Alex Ball

19

Jalen Barnes

DB

91

Brannon Beaton

DE

29

Xavier Bethany

DB

3

Jaylon Bowden

DB

66

Jesse Brewster

OL

60

Chase Bridgeman

OL

11

Chaston Brooks

LB

52

Jarett Carpenter

LB

31

Juan Carranco

K/P

94

Larry Carroll

DL

70

Dante Cattaneo

OL

40

Mike Coats

LB

72

Ethan Cothen

OL

92

Koby Couron

DE

78

John Craven

OL

90

Daniel Crosley

DE

49

David Crosley

LB

6

Marcus Daggs

WR

37

Kevin Davis

DB

44

Jack Dillard

TE

11

Carson Earp

QB

30

Dedrick Garner

LB

12

Blake George

DB

1

Zae Giles

DB

73

Joseph Gonzales

OL

74

Kevin Greif

OL

35

Cameron Hampton

LB

7

Michael Handy

WR

24

Mike Hargis

LB

8

Kade Harrington

RB

15

Markell Hawthorne

RB

80

Martell Hawthorne

WR

81

Shane Hudson

WR

34

Titus Hunt

DB

43

James Jeffery

DE

84

DeAndre Jennings

TE

10

Davon Jernigan

DB

55

Matt Johnson

LB

85

Jordan Jones

WR

23

Lloyd Julian

DB

77

Hayden Kaaiohelo

OL

47

Tanner Kanteman

LB

9

Kendrick King

WR

22

Austin Krautz

RB

21

Brendan Langley

DB

50

Christian Langston

DS

K


Lamar Football Numerical Roster

55 Matt Johnson

LB

5-11

221

Sr.-2L

Littlefield, Texas/Littlefield HS

56 Manasseh Miles

DE

6-0

240

Jr.-RS

Houston, Texas/Cy Falls (Trinity Valley JC)

58 Bret Treadway

OL

6-5

284

Sr.-3L

Silsbee, Texas/Silsbee HS

59 Richard Alfonso

OL

6-0

258

Jr.-SQ

Katy, Texas/Pope John XXIII HS

60 Chase Bridgeman

OL

6-4

276

Fr.-HS

Crosby, Texas/Crosby HS

61 Blaine Myers

OL

6-2

236

So.-1L

Groesbeck, Texas/Groesbeck HS

62 Seth Adams

DL

6-0

294

So.-1L

Silsbee, Texas/Silsbee HS

63 Connor Ward

OL

6-3

300

Jr.-2L

Bryan, Texas/Bryan HS

64 Barrett Myers

OL

6-1

229

Fr.-RS

Groesbeck, Texas/Groesbeck HS

65 Omar Tebo

DL

6-0

330

Sr.-3L

Liberty, Texas/Liberty HS

66 Jesse Brewster

OL

6-7

311

Fr.-RS

Friendswood, Texas/Friendswood HS

68 Kanon Mackey

OL

6-4

312

So.-TR

Silsbee, Texas/Silsbee HS (Texas State)

69 Matthew Oubre

OL

6-2

295

Jr.-1L

Dayton, Texas/Dayton HS (UL-Monroe)

70 Dante Cattaneo

OL

6-3

267

Sr.-1L

Santa Rosa, Calif./Montgomery HS (Santa Rosa JC)

71 Joshua Persohn

OL

6-2

253

Fr.-RS

Sour Lake, Texas/Hardin-Jefferson HS

72 Ethan Cothen

OL

6-4

280

So.-1L

Beaumont, Texas/West Brook HS

73 Joseph Gonzales

OL

6-4

303

So.-1L

Waco, Texas/Waco HS

74 Kevin Greif

OL

6-3

252

Jr.-2L

Spring, Texas/Klein Oak HS

75 Corey Nance

OL

6-7

286

Fr.-RS

Liberty, Texas/Hardin HS

76 Trevon Simpson

OL

6-4

264

Fr.-HS

Fairfield, Texas/Fairfield HS

77 Hayden Kaaiohelo

OL

6-5

287

Fr.-RS

Edmond, Okla./Edmond Memorial HS

78 John Craven

OL

6-3

278

Jr.-RS

Spring, Texas/Klein Collins HS

79 Kingsley Onyirioha DL

6-2

283

Fr.-HS

Houston, Texas/St. Pius HS

80 Martell Hawthorne WR

6-4

204

So.-1L

Lake Charles, La./Lagrange HS

81 Shane Hudson

WR

6-2

173

Fr.-HS

Crosby, Texas/Crosby HS

82 Trenton Swinton

WR

6-0

182

So.-1L

Port Arthur, Texas/Memorial (Navy)

83 Mason Sikes

TE

6-4

249

Fr.-HS

Lumberton, Texas/Lumberton HS

84 DeAndre Jennings TE

6-1

244

Sr.-1L

Bixby, Okla./Bixby HS (NE Oklahoma)

85 Jordan Jones

WR

6-2

211

So.-TR

Houston, Texas/Spring Westfield

86 Garrison Spring

WR

6-0

180

Fr.-HS

Austin, Texas/Vandergrift HS

88 Duncan McVey

TE

6-4

227

So.-1L

Deer Park, Texas/Deer Park HS

89 Sam McGee

TE

6-3

224

Fr.-RS

Beaumont, Texas/West Brook HS

90 Daniel Crosley

DE

6-1

242

Fr.-HS

DeRidder, La./DeRidder HS

91 Brannon Beaton

DE

6-3

249

Sr.-3L

Whitehouse, Texas/Whitehouse HS

92 Koby Couron

DE

6-3

244

Sr.-3L

Nederland, Texas/Nederland HS

94 Larry Carroll

DL

6-3

310

Sr.-1L

New Boston, Texas/New Boston HS (Kilgore Coll.)

98 Marcus Abbott

DE

6-3

271

So.-RS Port Arthur, Texas/Memorial

99 Chase Woods

DL

6-4

307

So.-1L

38

Eddie McGill

LB

68

Kanon Mackey

OL

89

Sam McGee

TE

12

Blake McKenzie

QB

32

William McVay

DB

88

Duncan McVey

TE

56

Manasseh Miles

DE

36

Cameron Minger

LB

27

Keegan Mitchell

RB

17

Adam Morse

QB

64

Barrett Myers

OL

61

Blaine Myers

OL

75

Corey Nance

OL

48

Kevin O’Neill

LB

79

Kingsley Onyirioha

DL OL

69

Matthew Oubre

71

Joshua Persohn

OL

5

Derrion Randle

RB

20

Rodney Randle Jr.

DB

54

Zach Roberts

DS

10

Case Robinson

QB

41

Del’chaun Rushing

LB

83

Mason Sikes

TE

76

Trevon Simpson

OL

86

Garrison Spring

WR

25

Shyler Staton

DB

14

Caisen Sullivan

WR

82

Trenton Swinton

WR

65

Omar Tebo

DL

4

DeWan Thompson

WR

16

Matt Tillett

LB

58

Bret Treadway

OL

18

Clayton Turner

WR

63

Connor Ward

OL

53

William Wowkanyn

DL

99

Chase Woods

DL

Pronunciation Guide

Plano, Texas/Plano West HS

Tyre Alexander (Ty-ree) Emmanuel Atoyebi (A-toy-yeb-ee) Juan Carranco (wahn kuh-RAHN-koe) Dante Cattaneo (kuh-TAHN-yo) Koby Couron (COO-ron) Kevin Greif (grife) Hayden Kaaiohelo (kya-hay-loe) Manasseh Miles (mah-nass-uh) Matt Oubre (oo-bray) William Wowkanyn (woe-canon)

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Lamar Football 2016 Depth Chart Defense

Offense

Quarterback 11 Carson Earp 2 Andrew Allen

6-4 6-0

219 215

Running Back 8 Kade Harrington 5 Derrion Randle

5-9 5-10

192 200

Sr.-3L Sr.-3L

6-3 5-10

230 182

Sr.-2L Sr.-3L

310 276

Sr.-1L Sr.-1L

Place Kicker 46 Alex Ball 31 Juan Carranco

6-3 5-10

230 182

Sr.-2L Sr.-3L

6-0 6-3

330 276

Sr.-3L Sr.-1L

Punter 31 Juan Carranco

5-10

182

Sr.-3L

Defensive End 56 Manasseh Milles 30 Dedrick Garner

6-0 6-2

240 242

Jr.-RS So.-1L

Deep Snapper 54 Zach Roberts 50 Christian Langston

6-1 6-2

203 198

So.-SQ Fr.-HS

Rov 11 Chaston Brooks 36 Cameron Minger

6-1 6-0

211 187

So.-1L Fr.-HS

Kick Return 20 Rodney Randle

5-10

179

So.-1L

MIKE 55 Matt Johnson 5-11 41 Del’chaun Rushing 6-0

Punt Return 21 Brendan Langley

6-2

193

Sr.-1L

221 200

Sr.-2L Fr.-HS

SAM 35 Cameron Hampton 47 Tanner Kanteman

6-2 6-2

216 210

So.-SQ Jr.-TR

Cornerback 20 Rodney Randle 23 Lloyd Julian

6-1 5-10

191 186

So.-1L Sr.-3L

Safety 29 Xavier Bethany 32 William McVay

6-0 5-11

192 204

Sr.-3L Fr.-RS

Safety 10 Davon Jernigan 3 Jaylon Bowden

6-0 6-0

184 192

So.-1L Jr.-TR

Cornerback 21 Brendan Langley 2 Cardell Lue

6-2 6-0

193 185

Sr.-1L Jr.-TR

Sr.-1L Jr.-TR

6-3 6-3

249 244

Sr.-3L Fr.-RS

Defensive Tackle 94 Larry Carroll 53 William Wowkanyn

6-3 6-3

X Nose Tackle 80 Martell Hawthorne 6-4 204 So.-1L 65 Omar Tebo 9 Kendrick King 5-10 172 Fr.-HS 53 William Wowkanyn A 4 6

DeWan Thompson Marcus Daggs

5-7 6-2

172 So.-TR 191 Jr.-TR

Left Tackle 70 Dante Cattaneo 75 Corey Nance

6-3 6-7

267 286

Left Guard 78 John Craven 68 Kanon Mackey

6-3 6-4

278 Jr.-RS 312 So.-TR

Center 69 Matt Oubre 74 Kevin Greif

6-2 6-3

295 252

Right Guard 58 Bret Treadway 68 Kanon Mackey

6-5 6-4

286 Sr-3L 320 So.-TR

Right Tackle 73 Joseph Gonzales 66 Jesse Brewster

6-4 6-7

303 311

So.-1L Fr.-RS

Z 1 82

Zae Giles Trenton Swinton

5-9 6-0

153 182

So.-1L So.-1L

Y 84 88

DeAndre Jennings Duncan McVey

6-1 6-4

244 Sr.-1L 227 So.-1L

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Sr.-1L Fr.-RS

Jr.-1L Jr.-2L

special Teams

Kicker 46 Alex Ball 31 Juan Carranco

Defensive End 91 Brannon Beaton 92 Koby Couron


Lamar Football Marcus Abbott

DE l 6-3 l 272 l So.-RS Port Arthur, Texas Memorial HS

Emmanuel Atoyebi

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2015 (Freshman): Spent his freshman season as a member of the demonstration units. High School: An all-district athlete who overcame injuries late in his career to produce on the field. Personal: Son of Nadine Abbott and Melvin Branch … Born Aug. 25, 1988 … Joined the United States Army following high school … Served in Afghanistan where he received the Purple Heart from injuries sustained during an IED blast … Has served as a guest speaker at local high schools speaking to kids about the importance of staying school, and persevering through tough times.

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2015 (Redshirt): Played in four games … Recorded eight tackles, including one TFL … Also forced a fumble … Posted a two-tackle effort against Bacone College and at Baylor … Recorded a season-high four tackles, including two solos, and a TFL in the victory over No. 3 Sam Houston State … Also forced a fumble against the Bearkats. High School: A two-time first-team All-District 21-3A selection ... Has also been named first-team Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold twice during his high school career ... Recorded 81 total tackles, including 55 solo stops, during his senior season ... Was also credited with two sacks, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble ... Received honorable mention all-state honors following his junior season ... Named the 2011 district newcomer of the year ... Also lettered in football, track and field and powerlifting ... A three-year letterwinner on the gridiron. Personal: Son of Tony Adams and Galene Weems ... Born Oct. 18, 1995, in Beaumont, Texas.

Tyre Alexander

LB l 5-11 l 188 l Jr.-1L Austin, Texas Westwood HS/Olivet College

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2015 (Freshman): Played in one game during his rookie season … Carried the ball four times for 59 yards and a score in the victory over Bacone College … Also had a season-long rush of 22 yards against the Warriors. High School: Recorded 149 carries for 1,013 (6.8 ypc) yards as a senior … Guided his prep squad to a 10-0 record as a freshman … Also led Travis HS to 8-4 (.667) records during his sophomore and senior seasons … Lettered in football and track. Personal: Son of John Atoyebi and Toyin Adesiyan … Born Dec. 18, 1996.

Alex Ball

Seth Adams

DL l 6-0 l 294 l So.-1L Silsbee, Texas Silsbee HS

RB l 6-0 l 214 l So.-1L Houston, Texas Travis HS

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2015 (Sophomore): Played in three games … Recorded three tackles on the season … Had two unassisted tackles at Baylor … Also recorded an assisted stop against Bacone.

K l 6-3 l 230 l Sr.-2L Westlake, Calif. Westlake Village HS

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2015 (Sophomore): Served as the team’s kicker for all 11 games … Scored 82 points – was a perfect 52-of-52 on PATs and 10-of-13 (.769) on field goals – Finished fourth in the conference in scoring, and was second in the Southland in scoring among kickers … Scored at least 12 points in three games … Opened the year with 12 points (9-9 on PATs) against Bacone … Scored 14 points in the win over Abilene Christian … Was 5-of-5 on PATs and 3-of-3 on field goals against the Wildcats … Scored 13 points in the win over Houston Baptist which included 7-of-7 effort on PATs … Also booted a career-long 49-yard field goal in the win over HBU … Averaged 63.4 yards on kickoffs … Recorded 31 touchbacks on the season. 2014 (Sophomore): Playing time was limited due to injuries … Handled kick offs against Grambling State and Sam Houston State … Averaged 58.5 yards per kick on six kicks … Was 2-of-2 on PATs against GSU. 2013 (Freshman): Took over the kicking responsibilities midway through his freshman season ... Was a perfect 20-of-20 on extra-point attempts ... Also converted all seven of his field-goal attempts ... Was a perfect 3-of-3 on field goals of more than 40 yards ... Finished the season with 41 points ... Scored a career-high 16 points in the victory over Stephen F. Austin, including a 41-yarder for the win as time expired ... Set a new single-game school record with his four field goals against SFA ... Was named Southland Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts ... Booted a career-long 47-yard field goal at Sam Houston State ... Also converted a 42-yard attempt against Central Arkansas ... Recorded 13 touchbacks on the season. 2012: Redshirted. High School: Named the top high school kicker in the nation as the recipient of the Herbalife 24 Chris Sailer Award ... Was named to the ESPN High School All-America team and to the Maxpreps Division I All-State squad ... Was 19-of-24 on field goal-attempts as a senior with three makes from 50 yards or more ... Was a perfect 73-of-73 on extra-point attempts as a senior ... Helped Westlake to a 14-1 record as a senior and a 12-2 record as a junior ... The Warriors were ranked fourth in the state of California in 2011 and went a perfect 9-0 in league games ... Also named All-Ventura County and All-Los Angeles Daily News ... Set

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Lamar Football California state records for most career kicking points with 329 and most career made PATs with 224. Personal: Alex Ball was born on Feb. 3, 1994 ... Son of Anthony and Sally Ball ... Majoring in psychology.

Brannon Beaton

DE l 6-3 l 249 l Sr.-3L Whitehouse, Texas Whitehouse HS

91

2015 (Junior): Played in three games. 2014 (Sophomore): Played in nine games … Recorded two tackles on special teams … Posted a solo stop at Texas A&M and Nicholls. 2013 (Freshman): Played in five games ... Caught one pass for 32 yards ... His lone reception came at Sam Houston State. High School: Played both tight end and defensive end for Randy McFarlin at Whitehouse High School ... Named Second-Team All-District 16-4A as a senior ... Helped the Wildcats to a 10-2 record on the year with 44 tackles and four sacks ... Named honorable mention all-district as a junior after posting 43 tackles and helping Whitehouse to a runner-up finish in district play. Personal: Born on August 13,1994 ... Son of Gigi Delk and Bobby Beaton ... Majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

Xavier Bethany

DB l 6-0 l 192 l Sr.-3L Burton, Texas Burton HS

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-2015 Honorable Mention All-Southland -2014 Second-Team All-Southland One of the top returning safeties in the country … Has played in 35 games, earning 23 starts during his career. 2015 (Junior): Honorable Mention All-Southland Conference … Played in and started all 11 games … Recorded 87 tackles, including 45 unassisted stops … Was also credited with 1.5 tackles for losses and a forced fumble … Picked off two passes and broke up two other passes … Had three double-figure tackle performances … Set a career-high with 14 tackles against Central Arkansas … Tied his career high with a 14-tackle performance against Nicholls … Had 12 tackles, including eight unassisted, and picked off a pass at Southeastern Louisiana … Had six stops and recorded an interception at Baylor … Recorded 10 stops, including seven solos, at Northwestern State … Posted 13-tackle effort against McNeese … Forced a fumble in the win over Incarnate Word. 2014 (Sophomore): Second-team All-Southland selection … Played in and started 12 games … Was second on the team, and finished sixth in the SLC with 98 tackles, including 42 solos … Also recorded 4.5 tackles for losses, with a sack … Picked off two passes which were returned 40 yards … Had three pass breakups, forced two fumbles, recovered another fumble and had a QB hurry … Had six double-figure tackle performances … Opened the season with 11 tackles, including 2.5 for losses, and one sack against Grambling State … Also forced a fumble, intercepted a pass and broke up another against the Tigers … Followed that up with an 11-tackle performance at Texas

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A&M … Also forced a fumble against Texas A&M … Notched a new career-high with 13 tackles – including six solos – and a pass breakup against Sam Houston State … Set a new career-high two weeks later with 15 tackles, including one for a loss against defending Southland champion Southeastern Louisiana … Also picked off a pass against SLU which he returned 40 yards for a score … Tied his career-high with 15 tackles, including six solos, and one TFL at Central Arkansas … Also had a 10-tackle effort, with a quarterback hurry, in the win over Houston Baptist. 2013 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games ... Finished the season with 12 tackles, including four solo stops ... Also recovered a fumble ... Recorded a tackle in every game but one ... Posted a season-high two tackles at Northwestern State ... Recovered a fumble against Nicholls State. 2012: Redshirted High School: Four-year letterwinner at Burton HS, including three as a two-way starter ... Named second-team Class A all-state at safety and honorable mention at quarterback ... Played quarterback and defensive back as a senior when Burton advanced to the Texas Class A state semifinals with a 12-3 record ... Rushed for 1,324 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior, while also completing 84-of-149 passes for 1,252 yards and 19 touchdowns ... Also registered 119 total tackles (41 solo), 12 tackles for loss and one interception ... Was named District 13-A MVP as a junior as the Panthers finished with a 12-1 record ... Finished sixth at the state meet in the triple jump (43-9), seventh in the high jump (6-2) and seventh in the 400 meters (50.95) as a junior ... Also lettered in basketball and baseball. Personal: Xavier Bethany was born on Feb. 13, 1993 ... Nephew of Christine Matson ... Majoring in kinesiology. Tackles Sacks Pass Def. Fumbles Blkd Yr. GP UA A Tot TFL-Yds. No.-Yds Int.-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv FF Kick 2013 12 4 8 12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1-0 0 0 2014 12 42 56 98 4.5-12 1.0-5 2-40 3 1 1-0 2 0 2015 11 45 42 87 2.5-5 0-0 2-17 2 0 0-0 1 0 Totals 35 91 106 197 7.0-17 1.0-5 4-57 5 1 2-0 3 0


Lamar Football Jessie Brewster

OL l 6-7 l 311 l Fr.-RS Friendswood, Texas Friendswood HS

66

2015 (Freshman): Member of the Cardinals demonstration units. High School: Never surrendered a sack, or tackle for a loss, during his senior season ... A two-time offensive lineman of the week selection as a senior ... Helped lead Friendswood to the second round of the playoffs as a senior, and a sectional championship during his junior season ... A key figure in an offensive front that rushed for more than 240 yards per game, and scored a total of 42 touchdowns ... Garnered second-team All-District 24-6A honors this past season ... Also received recruiting attention from Houston and Abilene Christian.

Chaston Brooks

LB l 6-1 l 211 l So.-1L Tatum, Texas Tatum HS

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2015 (Freshman): Played in 11 games … Recorded six tackles … Had a season-high three stops, including two unassisted, against Abilene Christian. High School: A two-year starter on the gridiron ... Garnered first-team all-state honors following his junior season, while leading his high school squad to a 2013 conference title ... Also received first-team all-region and all-area honors that same season ... Earned first-team all-east Texas recognition as a corner and punt returner during a 2013 season that saw him record 11 pass breakups, picked off two passes and returned six punts for scores ... Had a scholarship offer from New Mexico State ... Also received recruiting attention from Kansas ... Was also a standout point guard on the basketball court, and lettered on the baseball team.

Juan Carranco

K/P l 5-10 l 182 l Sr.-3L Dayton, Texas Dayton HS

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on PATs in the win over Nicholls … Booted eight punts of 50 yards or more … Landed 13 punts inside the 20-yard line … Averaged better than 43 yards on seven punts at Abilene Christian, including a season-long 56 yarder … Was named CFPA Co-National Punter of the Week after the game against Abilene Christian. 2013 (Freshman): Played in five games ... Utilized primarily on kickoffs ... Made his lone field goal attempt of the season (21 yards) in the season opener against Oklahoma Panhandle State ... Finished the game against OPSU with four points ... Helped LU set a single-game record for PATs in the win over OPSU ... Averaged nearly 55 yards per kickoff, including a touchback. High School: Named to the Associated Press Class 4A all-state first-team as a junior and was an honorable mention selection as a senior ... Is second all-time in Texas high school history with 42 career field goals made ... Hit 21 field goals as a junior for the second best single-season total in Texas high school history ... Is fourth all-time in the state with 211 career extra points ... Has a career long field goal of 52 yards and connected on five field goals against Port Neches-Groves ... Twice named Special Teams Player of the Year in District 19-4A and was twice named First-Team All-Greater Houston. Personal: Juan Jose Carranco was born on December 11, 1994 ... Son of Jaime and Maria Carranco ... Majoring in business.

Larry Carroll

DL l 6-3 l 310 l Sr.-1L New Boston, Texas 94 New Boston HS/Kilgore College 2015 (Junior): Played in and started all 11 games … Ended the season with 40 tackles, including 17 solo stops … Was also credited with three tackles for losses … Also recovered two fumbles, forced a fumble, broke up a pass and recorded a quarterback hurry … Recorded a season-high seven tackles – including five solos – at Southeastern Louisiana … Also forced a fumble, recovered another and deflected a pass against the Lions … Tied his season high with seven tackles, including one for a loss, at Northwestern State … Had a six-tackle performance against Nicholls … One of his tackles against the Colonels went for a loss, and he also recovered a fumble in the game. Junior College: A two-year letterwinner. High School: A three-year letterwinner on the gridiron … Guided New Boston to a 22-5 (.814) record in his final two seasons … A

2015 (Junior): Played in all 11 games as the team’s punter … Recorded 52 punts for 1,947 yards … Averaged 37.4 yards per punt … Recorded five punts of 50 yards or more … Downed 12 inside the opponent’s 20-yard line … Recorded a season-long 64-yard punt against Central Arkansas … Recorded four punts for a season-best single-game average of 43.2 yards per punt against Northwestern State … Downed three punts inside the 20 against Nicholls. 2014 (Sophomore): Played in 12 games … Averaged 38.9 yards per punt on 59 punts during the season … Scored 51 points … Was 33-of-35 (.943) on extra-point attempts … Converted 6-of-8 (.750) field-goal attempts … Scored a season-high 12 points in the victory over Houston Baptist, including a 9-of-10 (.900) effort on free throws … Also connected on a season-long 43-yard field goal against the Huskies, and recorded a punt of 31 yards … Was named Southland Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts against HBU … Was a perfect 9-of-9

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Lamar Football two-time all-district selection … Guided basketball team to a 31-8 (.795) record … Was a two-time all-area selection on the basketball court … Also lettered in basketball, baseball and track and field. Personal: Son of Larry and Charlean Carroll … Born Aug. 22, 1994. Tackles Sacks Pass Def. Fumbles Blkd Yr. GP UA A Tot TFL-Yds. No.-Yds Int.-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv FF Kick 2015 11 17 23 40 3.0-6 0-0 0-0 1 1 2-1 1 0 Totals 11 17 23 40 3.0-6 0-0 0-0 1 1 2-1 1 0

Dante Cattaneo

OL l 6-3 l 267 l Sr.-1L Santa Rosa, Calif. 70 Montgomery HS/Santa Rosa JC 2015 (Junior): Played in all 11 games earning seven starts … A key figure in an offensive line that produced a 2,000-yard rusher (All-American Kade Harrington) … Not only did Cattaneo help block for a STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Year finalist, but he was a member of an offensive line that led the nation in pass protection surrendering less than half a sack per game. Junior College: 2012 NorCal First-Team All-Conference … Team captain … Also garnered All-NorCal honors following the 2013 season … Received recruiting attention from Nevada and San Jose State. High School: Helped guide his prep squad to an 11-3 (.786) record and a runner-up finish in the North Coast Section … Three-time firstteam all-league selection … Received second-team all-empire honors following his sophomore season … Was named first-team all-empire as a junior and senior … Also lettered in basketball. Personal: Son of Julie and Ricardo Cattaneo … Born April 30, 1994.

Ethan Cothen

OL l 6-4 l 280 l So.-1L Beaumont, Texas West Brook HS

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2015 (Freshman): Played in two games during his rookie season earning time against Bacone and Houston Baptist. High School: Two-year letterwinner ... A 21-6A First-Team All-District selection as a senior ... Also a standout in the classroom, earning first-team Academic All-District honors, and first-team Academic All-State recognition.

Koby Couron

DE l 6-3 l 244 l Sr.-3L Nederland, Texas Nederland HS

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Has played in 27 games earning two starts during his career. 2015 (Junior): Played in 11 games earning two starts … Recorded 16 tackles on the season, including six unassisted … Five of his tackles were for losses, including two sacks … Was also credited with two quarterback hurries, one fumble and a pass breakup … Had a season-high five tackles, including two for losses against rival

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McNeese State … Also had four stops, including a sack against Central Arkansas. 2014 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games … Recorded 19 tackles on the season, including three solo … Was credited with 2.5 tackles for losses, and was involved in a sack … Broke up one pass on the season … Recorded a career-high seven tackles, including 1.5 TFLs and a half sack against Texas College … Had a three-tackle performance against Sam Houston State … Recorded solo tackles against Grambling, Abilene Christian and Nicholls. 2013 (Freshman): Played in five games during his rookie season recording five tackles, including 1.5 for losses ... Had three tackles, including his lone solo stop of the season, against Oklahoma Panhandle State ... One of his tackles against OPSU went for a loss ... His lone assisted tackle at Grambling State was a sack. High School: Named to the Associated Press Class 4A all-state second-team after registering 98 tackles, including 29 for loss, 14 sacks and three pass breakups as a senior at Nederland High School ... Added 27 quarterback hurries and 16 quarterback knockdowns ... Named FirstTeam All-District 20-4A and to the Port Arthur News Super Team as a junior and senior ... Helped Nederland to back-to-back 7-0 District 20-4A titles as a junior and senior, including a combined 23-4 record over his final two seasons ... Led Nederland to a 12-2 record as a senior and a spot in the 4A Region 3 finals ... Member of the 2012 All-Southeast Texas Team and was selected on the Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Team. Personal: Koby Shayne Couron was born on March 19, 1995 ... Son of Kevin and Barbara Couron ... Majoring in Engineering.

Brett Cox

QB l 6-2 l 175 l So.-1L Sachse, Texas Sachse HS

2015 (Freshman): Played one game during his rookie season … Saw the field in the season opener against Bacone College. High School: A three-star prospect according to ESPN.com ... Ranked as the No. 37 pocket passer in the nation (ESPN.com) ... A two-star athlete according to Rivals ... Considered a sleeper quarterback by Scout.com ... A first-team all-district selection who led all of North Texas quarterbacks with 3,066 passing yards and 32 touchdowns this season ... Also carried the ball 72 times for 362 yards (5.8 pc) and three scores in 2014 ... Also received recruiting attention from Air Force, Colgate, Fresno State, Montana State, Navy and San Diego State.

John Craven

OL l 6-3 l 278 l Jr.-RS Spring, Texas Klein Collins HS

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Listed as the starter at left guard following the spring … Has played in 22 games, earning 18 starts during his career. 2015 (Junior): Utilized his redshirt season. 2014 (Sophomore): One of the more veteran linemen on the squad, Craven played in and started all 12 games last season (11 at left guard and one at center) … Helped produce the school’s all-time top quarterback in terms of completions, passing yards, yards of total offense and touchdown passes … Blocked for an offense that finished the year ranked fifth nationally


Lamar Football in total offense (503 ypg), seventh in passing (314.3 ypg) and eighth in scoring (39.6 ppg). 2013 (Freshman): Played in 10 games, earning six starts at left guard ... Blocked for running back Kade Harrington who would go on to set a school freshman rushing record, and earn Southland Conference Freshman of the Year honors ... Protected for honorable mention All-SLC quarterback Caleb Berry who recorded the best individual season by any quarterback in school history. High School: Played last season at the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, Rhode Island ... Helped Klein Collins High School to an 11-1 record and an undefeated District 13-5A title as a junior ... Was named Second-Team All-District 13-5A as a senior as the Lions finished 8-3. Personal: John William Craven was born on January 13, 1994 ... Son of Grant and Bevelyn Craven ... Majoring in Computer Science.

Carson Earp

QB l 6-4 l 219 l Sr.-1L Robinson, Texas Robinson HS/Navarro JC

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2015 (Junior): Played in eight games earning three starts … Worked his way into the starting role before an injury at Southeastern Louisiana hampered the rest of his season … Completed 42-of-78 (.538) passes for 576 yards and seven touchdowns with only two interceptions during the season … Also carried the ball 32 times for 320 yards and two touchdowns … Completed 14-of-25 passes (.560) for 223 yards and four touchdowns in the victory at No. 3 Sam Houston State … Also carried the ball five times for 59 yards against the Bearkats … Followed that up with eight completions for 143 and a touchdown at Southeastern Louisiana before leaving the game due to an injury … Also ran the ball four times for 20 yards against the Lions … Opened the 2015 season with a 5-of-6 (.833) performance for 91 yards and two touchdowns against Bacone College … Carried the ball a season-high eight times for 86 yards and a touchdowns at Houston Baptist … Added another rushing touchdown the following week against Nicholls. Junior College: Earned starting role midway through freshman season ... Completed 60-of-118 (.508) passes for 814 yards and seven touchdowns as a rookie ... Also carried the ball 25 times for 143 yards and a score as a freshman ... Completed 60 percent of his passes for 2,011 yards and 19 touchdowns in his final season at Navarro ... Also recorded 72 rushes for 477 yards (6.6 ypc) and seven touchdowns in 2014. High School: Completed nearly 300 passes for 4,106 yards and 41 touchdowns ... During his final two seasons, averaged nearly 300 passing yards per game ... Also carried the ball 96 times for 454 yards and a touchdown. Personal: Is a distant relative of Wyatt Earp.

Dedrick Garner

LB l 6-2 l 242 l So.-1L Fairfield, Texas Fairfield HS

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2015 (Freshman): Played in 11 games earning two starts … Recorded 19 tackles, including 10 solos … Of his 19 stops, 3.5 were behind the line of scrimmage including one sack … Also recovered a fumble and returned it 66 yards and recorded two quarterback hurries … Finished the season with a career-high six stops, including 1.5 tackles for eight yards in losses against McNeese … Also recovered a fumble which he returned 66 yards for a score against the Cowboys … Had

Passing Statistics Yr. GP A-C-I Pct. Yds. TD Lg Avg/G Effic. 2015 8 78-42-2 .539 576 7 77 72.0 140.36 Totals 8 78-42-2 .539 576 7 77 72.0 140.36 Rushing Statistics Yr. GP Att. Yds Avg TD Lg Avg/G 2015 8 32 320 10.0 2 72.0 40.0 Totals 8 32 320 10.0 2 72.0 40.0

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Lamar Football three tackles, including one for a loss, and two hurries at Incarnate Word … One of his two tackles at Baylor was a sack. High School: Rated as a two-star prospect by 247Sports.com ... Was the 11th-rated player on the CenTex Top 25 list of recruits ... Received first-team APSE Class 4A All-State honors ... Also earned first-team all-state, and all-district honors at the 3A level as a junior a?b During his two years on varsity, he posted nearly 180 tackles, including 36 solo stops, and was credited with 45 tackles for losses ... He also recorded 21 sacks, 37 quarterback hurries, deflected 10 passes, caused nine fumbles, recovered five others and blocked two kicks ... Guided his prep squad to a 9-3 (.750) overall record and a 4-1 (.800) mark in district play as a senior.

Zae Giles

DB l 5-9 l 153 l So.-1L Austin, Texas Lyndon B. Johnson HS

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2015 (Freshman): Played in one game on the season ... Earned playing time against Bacone. High School: Guided his prep squad to an 11-3 (.786) overall record and a 6-1 (.857) mark in district play as LBJHS advanced to the state quarterfinals ... He helped his prep squad post a seven-game turnaround from the 2013 campaign ... Garnered second-team All-District 26-5A honors ... Following his junior season, was named first-team all-district as a defensive back.

Joseph Gonzales

OL l 6-4 l 303 l So.-1L Waco, Texas Waco HS

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2015 (Freshman): Played in five games … A member of the nation’s most talented offensive front … Cards’ O-Line not only produced the seventh player in NCAA Division I history to rush for 2,000 yards in just 10 games, but was also a key figure in a line that led the country in pass protection … LU surrendered less than 0.5 sacks per game. High School: Rated as a two-star prospect by 247Sports.com ... A second-team All-District 17-5A selection as a senior ... Was honorable mention all-district as a sophomore ... Received first-team all-district honors, and honorable mention all-state following his junior season ... Also received honorable mention Super CenTex recognition in 2013 ... Also received recruiting attention from Houston, Navy, Oklahoma, UTSA and North Texas.

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Tariq Gordon

WR l 6-0 l 175 l Fr.-RS Southlake, Texas Southlake Carroll HS

2015 (Freshman): Utilized his redshirt season. High School: Guided his prep squad to a 13-1 (.929) overall record, and a perfect 6-0 mark in district play as a senior ... Southlake Carroll was ranked has high as third in the state, and 21st nationally ... Recorded 29 tackles during the season, including 24 solo stops ... Also picked off a pass and recorded five pass deflections ... In three seasons on the varsity squad, Gordon recorded 64 total tackles - 47 unassisted - deflected 10 passes, recorded five interceptions and a quarterback hurry ... Hauled in 44 passes for 836 (19.0 ypg) yards and four touchdowns on the offensive side of the ball as a senior ... Also a standout sprinter on the track and field team ... Received all-district honors on both sides of the ball in 2014 ... Named second-team all-district at receiver, and earned first-team honors at corner.

Kevin Greif

OL l 6-3 l 252 l Jr.-2L Spring, Texas Klein Oak HS

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2015 (Sophomore): A key figure in arguably the nation’s best offensive line ... The Cards front five produced a running back who became the seventh player to rush for 2,000 yards in just 10 games (Kade Harrington) … Harrington finished the year as the runner up for the FCS Heisman (STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Year award) … LU O-Line also led the nation in pass protection. 2014 (Freshman): Played in four games … Helped produce the school’s all-time top quarterback in terms of completions, passing yards, yards of total offense and touchdown passes … Blocked for an offense that finished the year ranked fifth nationally in total offense (503 ypg), seventh in passing (314.3 ypg) and eighth in scoring (39.6 ppg). 2013 (Freshman): Spent his first season in Beaumont on the Lamar demonstration units. High School: Two-year starter at tackle for Klein Oak High School ... Helped the Panthers to the District 13-5A title and a 9-4 record as a junior ... Named to the academic all-district team. Personal: Kevin Scott Grief was born on October 14, 1994 ... Son of Brian and Linda Grief ... Majoring in Chemical Engineering.


Lamar Football Michael Handy

WR l 5-11 l 183 l Sr.-3L Conroe, Texas Oak Ridge HS

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Has played in 37 games, earning 22 starts during his career. 2015 (Junior): Played in 11 games earning 10 starts … Finished fourth on the squad with 19 catches for 181 yards and two scores … Carried the ball four times for eight yards … Returned three kicks for 27 yards ... Tied a career-high with five receptions in the season opener … Finished that game with 63 receiving yards and one touchdown … Caught three passes for 24 yards and a touchdown in the win over Abilene Christian … Also carried the ball three times for seven yards against the Wildcats … Had three catches for 20 yards and returned two kicks for 20 yards against Nicholls. 2014 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games earning a start against Texas College … Carried the ball 17 times for 35 yards … Caught 12 passes for 151 yards … Also returned two kicks for 34 yards … Tied a career-high with five receptions for 62 yards at Texas A&M … Also had a career-high four rushes against the Aggies … His two kickoff returns came in the season-opening victory over Grambling State … Also recorded two unassisted tackles against the Tigers … Caught four passes for 43 yards at Central Arkansas … Recorded a career-high seven rushes for 24 yards in the victory over Incarnate Word. 2013 (Freshman): Played in 12 games earning 11 starts ... Hauled in 19 passes for 194 yards and three TDs ... Carried the ball two times for three yards ... Returned two kicks (43 yards) and two punts (two yards) ... Added two tackles on special teams ... Caught a season-high five passes for 51 yards and a score in the win over Nicholls ... Had two catches for 23 yards, including one for a touchdown at Southeastern Louisiana ... Also scored a touchdown, and recorded a tackle against McNeese State ... Returned a kick 26 yards in the season opener. 2012: Played in the first three games of the year before suffering a season ending injury and earning a medical redshirt ... First collegiate catch was a 6-yarder at UL-Lafayette ... Had one catch for eight yards and one rush for 11 yards in 31-0 win over Prairie View A&M. High School: Was a three-year letterwinner at Oak Ridge High School ... Earned First-Team All-District 14-5A as a junior at running back and as a senior at quarterback, and earned second-team honors as a sophomore at wide receiver ... Was named Oak Ridge Offensive MVP as a senior ... Passed for 1,522 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior ... Also rushed for 532 yards and five touchdowns ... Ran for 635

yards and six touchdowns as a junior ... Added 32 catches for 390 yards and five touchdowns. Personal: Michael Handy was born on Nov. 1, 1993 ... Nephew of Ron and Tawaina Angeletti ... Majoring in marketing. Yr. GP Rec. 2012 3 2 2013 12 19 2014 11 12 2015 11 19 Totals 37 52

Yds 14 194 151 181 540

Avg 7.0 10.2 12.6 9.5 10.4

TD 0 3 0 2 5

Lg Avg/G 8 4.7 23 16.2 40 13.7 34 16.5 40 14.6

Mike Hargis

LB l 6-3 l 233 l Sr.-3L Austin, Texas Manor HS

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Has played in 36 games, earning 17 starts. 2015 (Senior): Received a medical hardship ... Played in four games before an injury shortened his season … Recorded seven tackles, including a season-high three at Sam Houston State. 2014 (Junior): Played in and started all 12 games … Finished the year with 27 tackles, including nine solo stops, and two for losses … One of his TFLs was an assisted sack … Forced a fumble and recovered another … Had a season-high four stops, including one for a loss against Grambling State … Recorded two unassisted tackles at Abilene Christian and McNeese State … Also forced a fumble against the Cowboys … Recorded three stops, and recovered a fumble in the victory against Mississippi College … His lone assisted sack of the season came in the victory at Nicholls. 2013 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games, earning four starts ... Recorded 20 tackles, including five solo stops ... Was credited with 4.5 tackles for 17 yards in losses, including one sack ... Also recovered three fumbles ... Opened the year with a season-high five tackles, including one for a loss ... Also recovered two fumbles in the season-opening win over Oklahoma Panhandle State ... Only had one tackle against Bacone, but it was a sack ... Posted three-tackle efforts at Sam Houston State and at Southeastern Louisiana. 2012: Appeared in nine games as a true freshman and earned a start against Southeastern Louisiana (9/29) ... Registered five tackles on the year, including one for a 4-yard loss ... Finished with two tackles against the Lions and matched that total in the final game of the year at McNeese State (11/17) ... Added a stop in 31-0 win over Prairie View A&M (9/8). High School: Three year varsity starter at Manor High School ... Named All-District 16-4A as a senior at defensive end ... Finished senior season with 97 tackles ... Earned second-team all-district honors as a junior after registering 132 tackles and two interceptions at safety ... Helped Mustangs to a 4-2 district mark as a senior and a spot in the playoffs ... Ranked among the top 20 linebackers in the state by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football ... Also earned four letters in basketball ... Ranked in the top 10 percent of his class academically.

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Lamar Football Personal: Mike Hargis was born on Nov. 30, 1993 ... Son of Michael and Rosalind Hargis ... Kinesiology major.

Tackles Sacks Pass Def. Fumbles Blkd Yr. GP UA A Tot TFL-Yds. No.-Yds Int.-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv FF Kick 2012 9 1 4 5 1.0-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 2013 11 6 15 21 4.5-17 1.0-5 0-0 0 1 3-0 0 0 2014 12 9 18 27 2.0-7 0.5-4 0-0 0 0 1-0 1 0 2015 4 4 3 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 Total 36 20 40 60 7.5-28 1.5-9 0-0 0 1 4-0 1 0

Kade Harrington

RB l 5-9 l 192 l Sr.-3L Kingwood, Texas Kingwood HS

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-2015 STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Year Runner-up (FCS Heisman Trophy) -2015 American Sports Network Player of the Year -2015 AFCA First-Team All-America -2015 AP First-Team All-America -2015 STATS FCS First-Team All-America -2015 College Sports Madness First-Team All-America -2015 Walter Camp All-America -2015 Southland Conference Player of the Year -2014 CoSIDA Academic All-District -2013 College Sports Journal Freshman All-America -2013 SLC Freshman of the Year -2013 Honorable Mention All-Southland Conference -Two-Time Academic All-Southland Conference Played in 32 games, earning 27 starts. 2015 (Junior): 2015 STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Year (FCS Heisman) runner-up … American Sports Network Player of the Year … Consensus first-team All-America selection … Became just the seventh player in NCAA Division I history to rush for 2,000 yards in just 10 games … First player in program history to be named Southland Conference Player of the Year … A three-time Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week … Two-time STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Week … Ended the regular-season as the nation’s leader in rushing yards (2,092), rush yards per game (190.2 pg), all-purpose yards (213.4 ypg), rushing touchdowns (21) and was second nationally in scoring (12.5 ppg) and third in yards per carry (7.86 pc) … Was also a threat as a receiver hauling in 15 passes for 216 yards and two scores … One of his TD receptions went for 77 yards … Returned two kicks for 39 yards … Played in and started all 11 games … Became the school’s all-time leader in rushing yards, all-purpose yards, scoring, 100-yard rushing performances and consecutive 100-yard rushing performances … Set the Southland Conference single-season record for rushing yards … Owns the league’s second-best mark for single-season all-purpose yards (2,344) and scoring (138) … Set the Southland Conference’s single-game record for rushing yards (347) … Rushed for at least 100 yards in all but three games … Ended the year with six 200-yard rushing performances and a 300-yard performance … Scored at least one touchdown in 10 games … Had 16 carries for 56 yards and two scores at No. 4 Baylor … Carried the ball 24 times for 230 yards and two touchdowns – including a long run of 73 yards – in the upset over No. 3 Sam Houston State … Also caught two passes for 83 yards, including a 77-yard TD reception against the Bearkats … Finished the day with a school record 313 all-purpose yards at SHSU … Followed that up with a 152 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown at Southeastern Louisiana … Also caught two passes for 47 yards against the Lions … Set the Southland’s single-game rushing record with 347 yards and two scores

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against Abilene Christian … Recorded a season-long rush of 80 yards against ACU … Also caught three passes for 18 yards against the Wildcats … Set a school single-game record for rushing touchdowns and points with his five scores against Northwestern State … Finished the day with 36 carries for 282 yards against the Demons … Had 24 carries for 243 yards and two scores against Central Arkansas … Also caught a four-yard pass and returned two kicks for 39 yards against the Bears … Rushed 30 times for 192 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 43 yards and a score at Houston Baptist … Had a 32-carry, 255-yard performance and two scores against Nicholls … Went over 2,000 yards for the season with his 217-yard performance at Incarnate Word … Also rushed for two scores against the Cardinals. 2014 (Sophomore): A CoSIDA Academic All-District selection … Named to the Academic All-Southland Conference team … Overcame injuries to play and start nine games … Ranked among the Southland leaders with 154 carries for a team-high 740 yards and 11 touchdowns … Also added 26 receptions for 221 yards and one score … Ranked ninth in the Southland Conference averaging better than 106 all-purpose yards per game … Ranked fourth in the league averaging 82.2 rushing yards per game … Was fourth in the league in scoring (touchdowns only) with 72 points (8.0 points per game) … The 72 points ranked 12th in the league overall … Recorded three 100-yard rushing games … Carried the ball a career-high 25 times for 143 yards and a score against Incarnate Word … The 143 rushing yards against the Cardinals also tied a career high … Had 18 rushes for 123 yards and four touchdowns at Nicholls … Also caught three passes for 15 yards against the Colonels … It marks the second-straight year Harrington has scored at least four touchdowns in a game against Nicholls … Carried the ball 20 times for 143 yards and a touchdown at Abilene Christian, including a season-long rush of 43 yards … Opened the year with 15 carries for 65 yards and a touchdown against Grambling State … Also had a 65-yard rushing performance in the upset victory at McNeese State … Rushed 15 times for 65 yards and a score at Central Arkansas … Also hauled in seven passes for 77 yards against the Bears. 2013 (Freshman): One of the nation’s top freshmen ... Named to 2013 College Sports Journal Freshman All-America team ... Was named 2013 Southland Conference Freshman of the Year following a season that saw him set a new Lamar freshman rushing record ... Was named to the CFPA Freshman of the Year Watch List ... 2013 Honorable Mention All-SLC ... Garnered second-team All-SLC honors from College Sports Madness ... Played in 12 games earning seven starts, including the last five games of the season ... Carried the ball 180 times for 880 (4.9 ypc) and eight touchdowns ... The Southland’s top freshman running back,


Lamar Football finished sixth in the league averaging 73.3 yards per game ... Was also eighth in the conference hauling in 48 passes for 376 (7.8 ypc) yards and four scores, setting a new single-season school record for receptions by a freshman ... Had three 100-yard rushing games ... Kicked off the season by rushing for two touchdowns against Oklahoma Panhandle State ... Carried the ball seven times for a career-high 143 yards and a touchdown against Bacone College ... Also caught three passes for 26 yards and a score against BC ... Rushed for 100 yards on 19 carries, and hauled in five passes for 51 yards and a TD at Southeastern Louisiana ... Followed that up with a four-touchdown effort against Nicholls State ... Carried the ball 17 times for 48 yards and two touchdowns, and caught four passes for 56 yards and two scores against the Colonels ... Had a 17-carry, 72-yard performance at Northwestern State ... Also rushed for a touchdown against the Demons ... Recorded a season-high 23 carries for 105 yards and a touchdown against Stephen F. Austin ... Also caught a career-high 11 passes for 66 yards against the Lumberjacks ... Closed out the season with a 12-carry, 81-yard performance against McNeese State ... Also added a touchdown run against the Cowboys. High School: Named First-Team Class 5A All-State by the Associated Press as a senior at Kingwood High School ... Rushed for 1,944 yards and 22 touchdowns in just nine games ... Named the District 135A Offensive Player of the Year ... Added 22 catches for 211 yards and two scores, as well ... Named First-Team All-District 14-5A as a junior after compiling 1,210 yards and 11 touchdowns ... Named District 14-5A Sophomore of the Year. Personal: Kade J. Harrington was born on October 19, 1994 ... Son of Cobi Reynolds and Lane Harrington. Rushing Yr. 2013 2014 2015 Totals

GP 12 9 11 32

Att. 180 154 266 600

Yds Avg 880 4.9 740 4.8 2092 7.9 3712 6.2

Receiving Yr. 2013 2014 2015 Totals

GP 12 9 11 32

Rec. 48 26 14 88

Yds 376 221 213 810

TD 8 11 21 40

Lg Avg/G 72 73.3 43 82.2 80 190.2 80 116.0

Avg TD Lg Avg/G 7.8 4 31 31.3 8.5 1 31 24.6 15.2 2 77 19.4 9.2 7 77 25.3

Martell Hawthorne

WR l 6-4 l 204 l So.-1L Lake Charles, La. LaGrange HS

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2015 (Redshirt): Played in nine games ... Caught eight passes for 76 yards and two touchdowns … Caught a season-high three passes for 26 yards at Northwestern State … Had two receptions for 25 yards and a score against Bacone College … Other TD catch came

at Incarnate Word. 2014 (Freshman): Utilized his redshirt season. High School: A two-star athlete according to rivals.com ... A 2013 first-team all-district selection ... Guided Lagrange to a district title during his senior season ... Caught 32 passes for 683 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior ... Participated in the National Underclassmen Combine ... Received recruiting attention from Tulane, UL-Lafayette, UL-Monroe and South Alabama ... Also a standout on the track ... Competed at the state championship meet in the 200-meter dash as well as in the relays.

DeAndre Jennings

TE l 6-1 l 244 l Sr.-1L Bixby, Okla. Bixby HS/NE Oklahoma

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-2015 Honorable Mention All-Southland Conference 2015 (Junior): Played in and started all 11 games at tight end … Caught nine passes for 95 yards and a touchdown … Also carried the ball once for 10 yards … Returned two kicks for 13 yards … Caught a season-high three passes for 32 yards and a score in the season opener … Also had three receptions for 24 yards at Incarnate Word … Recorded a rush for 10 yards against the Cardinals … Returned a kick for 12 yards against rival McNeese. Junior College: Played in the JUCO All-Star game … Recipient of the Hall of Fame Award … Hauled in 12 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown as a senior … Also received recruiting attention from Arkansas State and Tulsa. High School: Caught five passes for 290 yards as a senior … Lettered in football, track and field and wrestling during his prep career.

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Lamar Football Personal: Son of Dewitt Jennings and Angelea Jackson … Born April 14, 1995 … Brother, Dewitt, played at Tulsa, and other brother, DiAngelo, plays at Northern Iowa.

Davon Jernigan

DB l 6-0 l 184 l So.-1L Navasota, Texas Navasota HS

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2015 (Freshman): Played in eight games … Recorded three tackles, including two solo stops, had one interception and a quarterback hurry on the season … Had a season-high two stops and a QB hurry in the season opener … His other tackle came at Baylor … Picked off a pass at Houston Baptist and returned it 25 yards. High School: Received APSE Class 4A All-State honors for his work on the field ... Earned second-team all-district honors as a defensive back and return specialist ... Recorded 159 total tackles, including 57 solo stops in three years on varsity ... Was also credited with 14 pass deflections, six interceptions and three fumble recoveries ... Recorded 49 carries for 382 yards (7.8 ypc) and eight touchdowns, and caught 26 passes for 456 yards and six scores during his career ... Guided prep squad to a state title appearance with a 15-0 record, and a No. 1 ranking ... Has received recruiting attention from Texas State, Minnesota, East Carolina and Louisiana-Lafayette.

Matt Johnson

LB l 5-11 l 221 l Sr.-2L Littlefield, Texas Littlefield HS

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2015 (Junior): Played in 11 games … Recorded 19 tackles, including nine solo stops … Also recorded a sack and a quarterback hurry … Had a season-high four stops at nationally ranked Baylor … Had three tackles, including one for a sack, at Incarnate Word … The game against UIW was one of two three-tackle efforts (Abilene Christian) … Had two stops and a QB hurry in the season-opening win over Bacone. 2014 (Sophomore): Played in nine games … Recorded six tackles, including one for a loss on the season … Also recovered a fumble … Recorded a season-high three tackles against Central Arkansas … Had a season-high two solo stops, including one for a loss, at Nicholls … Recovered a fumble against Mississippi College.

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Lloyd Julian

DB l 5-10 l 186 l Sr.- 3L Bellaire, Texas Episcopal HS

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Has played in 32 games during his career earning 11 starts. 2015 (Junior): Played in all 11 games earning eight starts … Recorded 37 tackles, including 25 solo stops … Was also credited with two tackles for losses and a sack on the season … Had three pass breakups … Recorded a career-high 10 stops at nationally ranked Baylor … Nine of his tackles against BU were solo stops … Had two tackles in the season opener, including a sack … Recorded nine tackles at Houston Baptist, including seven solo tackles and a TFL … Also added two pass breakups against HBU. 2014 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games, earning two starts ... Finished the year with 27 tackles, including 18 solo stops, and one tackle for a loss ... Was also credited with a forced fumble, three pass breakups and picked off a pass ... Tied a career-high with five tackles, including three unassisted stops, against Southeastern Louisiana ... Also forced a fumble and broke up a pass against SLU ... Also recorded a five-tackle outing in the victory at McNeese State ... All five stops against the Cowboys were solo tackles ... Also broke up a pass against McNeese ... Recorded four tackles -- two solo stops -- and picked off a pass and broke up another against Incarnate Word. 2013 (Freshman): Played in nine games earning a start against Nicholls State ... Recorded 12 tackles, including six solo stops, and forced a fumble ... Posted a season-high five tackles, including one for a loss, and forced a fumble against McNeese State ... Had four stops, including three solos, against Nicholls State. High School: Helped Episcopal to a 9-2 record as a senior and a 5-1 district record ... Led team with three interceptions and returned two for touchdowns during senior campaign ... Named to the Southwest Preparatory Conference All-State team as a senior ... Also played wide receiver ... An all-state performer in track. Personal: Lloyd Phillip Julian was born on December 29, 1994 ... Son of Preston Lloyd and Anna Viltz ... Majoring in Business.


Lamar Football Hayden Kaaiohelo

OL l 6-5 l 287 l Fr.-RS Edmond, Okla. Edmond Memorial HS

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2015 (Freshman): Utilized his redshirt season. High School: A four-year letterwinner ... Received first-team all-conference honors as a senior ... Blocked for an offense who is expected to sign an NCAA Division I scholarship ... Also lettered in track and field at Edmond Memorial.

Brendan Langley

WR l 6-1 l 193 l Sr.-1L Marietta, Ga. Kell HS/Georgia

High School: Coached by Derek Cook ... PrepStar All-America team ... The Marietta Daily Journal Cobb Defensive Player of the Year ... 2012 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl ... Fox Sports NEXT four-star prospect, No. 19 CB and No. 173 overall prospect in the country ... Dawg Post No. 2 CB and No. 14 overall prospect in Georgia ... Rivals.com four-star recruit, No. 22 CB nationally, No. 227 overall prospect nationally, No. 17 overall prospect in Georgia ... ESPN.com four-star recruit, No. 24 CB nationally, No. 26 overall prospect in Georgia ... A 247sports. com four-star player, No. 15 CB in the country, No. 16 player in Georgia, No. 181 in 247Sports Top247 ... As a senior he had 60 total tackles, four interceptions, and a fumble recovery, he also recorded rushing, receiving, and return yards on offense ... Talented athlete with great size for a cornerback ... Helped lead Kell HS to a 9-3 record in 2012. Personal: Born Oct. 16, 1994 ... Major: Pre-Business.

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2015 (Junior): Played in 11 games earning three starts … Began his LU career at receiver before making the switch to the defensive side of the ball … Finished the year with 21 tackles, including 16 unassisted stops, and a tackle for a loss … Was also credited with 11 pass breakups, a fumble recovery, one QB hurry, and an interception … Also had four receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown … Recorded a season-high seven tackles, including six solo stops, at Incarnate Word … Broke up three passes and picked off a pass against UIW which he returned 86 yards for a score … The interception at UIW changed the momentum of the game as the Cardinals handed UIW its only home loss of the season … Had three tackles, and a TFL in the game against Nicholls … Also broke up three passes against the Colonels … Caught three passes for 31 yards in the season opener against Bacone … Had a 20-yard reception for a touchdown at Baylor. Georgia: Did not see playing time during the 2014 season ... Appeared in nine games, making four starts during his freshman season ... Registered 12 tackles ... Tallied a career-high seven tackles against No. 8 Clemson.

Tackles Sacks Pass Def. Fumbles Blkd Yr. GP UA A Tot TFL-Yds. No.-Yds Int.-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv FF Kick 2015 11 16 5 21 1.0-4 0-0 1-86 11 1 1-0 0 0 Totals 11 16 5 21 1.0-4 0-0 1-86 11 1 1-0 0 0

Sam McGee

TE l 6-3 l 224 l Fr.-RS Beaumont, Texas West Brook HS

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2015 (Freshman): Utilized his redshirt season. High School: A strong blocking tight end who is also a weapon as a receiver … Caught four passes, including one for a touchdown … Recorded two pancake blocks … Helped lead high school to playoffs as a senior … A member of the National Honor Society, and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. Personal: Son of Brian and Kirsten McGee … Born June 2, 1997.

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Lamar Football Eddie McGill

LB l 6-0 l 247 l Sr.- 3L Stockbridge, Ga. Woodland HS

Duncan McVey

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Has played in 21 games during his career. 2015 (Junior): Played against Sam Houston State and recorded three tackles … Had one solo stop and a two assisted tackles against SHSU. 2014 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games … Recorded 33 tackles, including 13 solo stops on the season … Was also credited with a forced fumble … Carded a career-high nine tackles in the victory over Houston Baptist … Had three tackles - all unassisted - and forced a fumble in the victory at McNeese State … Recorded four tackles at Texas A&M and against Mississippi College. 2013 (Freshman): Played in eight games ... Recorded eight tackles, including six solo stops ... Also forced a fumble ... Had a season-high five tackles, including four unassisted tackles, and forced a fumble against Oklahoma Panhandle State. High School: Played at Woodland (Ga.)?High School for Scott Schmitt ... Set school records for tackles in a game with 18 and in a season with 151 ... Named to the All-Region 3-AAAA Division A team following his senior season for the Wolfpack ... Selected to play in the Georgia High School Senior All-Star Bowl. Personal: Eddie McGill was born on April 3, 1994 ... Son of Eddie and Tina McGill ... Majoring in Communications.

Blake McKenzie

QB l 6-3 l 212 l Jr.-RS Corpus Christi, Texas 12 John Paul II HS/Fullerton College 2015 (Junior): Suffered an injury before the start of the season … Utilized his redshirt. Junior College: Guided Fullerton College to the state championship game. High School: Guided his prep squad to 33 wins as a quarterback … John Paul posted a perfect 10-0 record and won district title his freshman season … A two-time all-district quarterback … Was also a standout on the track … Qualified for the regional championships as a leg of the 4x400-meter relay team as a sophomore … A district champ and state qualifier in the 110-meter hurdles as a junior, and followed that up with another district title and a regional qualifier in the event as a senior … Also qualified for the regional track meet in the 300-meter hurdles as a senior … Lettered in basketball during his high school career. Personal: Son of Lynn Inman and Ross McKenzie … Born Sept. 28, 1993 … Brother, Collier, holds the south Texas record for longest field goal (52 yards).

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TE l 6-4 l 227 l So.- 1L Deer Park, Texas Deer Park HS

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2015 (Freshman): Played in nine games … Saw time at tight end and on special teams. High School: A two-time all-district selection a?b Hauled in 10 passes for 168 yards (16.8 ypc) during his senior year ... Earned first-team all-district honors for his efforts on the field ... Garnered second-team all-district honors following his junior season ... A standout in the classroom, earning Academic All-District recognition. Personal: Brother, Payden, was a four-year letterman for Lamar who finished his career in 2014.

Manasseh Miles

DE l 6-0 l 240 l Jr.-RS Houston, Texas Cy Falls HS/Trinity Valley JC

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2015 (Junior): Played in two games earing a start before an injury halted his season … Recorded two tackles, including a sack against Bacone College … Also recovered a fumble against BC … Recorded three tackles at Baylor before leaving the game with an injury. Junior College: Guided Trinity Valley to a 22-2 (.917) overall record, and back-to-back conference, regional and bowl championships … As a freshman, TVJC ended the season ranked eighth nationally … Followed that up by helping TVJC post a perfect 12-0 record the following season and a No. 2 national ranking … Recorded 98 tackles in his two seasons, including 13.5 sacks … A first-team all-conference selection as a sophomore … Conference MVP … A two-time recipient of the leadership award. High School: Guided Homestead Senior High to a 32-4 (.889) overall record before transferring to Cy Falls HS … Homestead won three district titles and a regional championship during Miles’ time in Fort Wayne, Ind. … Received first-team all-conference honors and named defensive MVP after recording 40 tackles and seven sacks as a freshman … Followed that up with a sophomore season that saw him record 66 tackles – including six sacks – and repeated as a first-team all-conference selection … Tallied 56 tackles to go along with six sacks as a junior on his way to a third-straight first-team all-conference selection … Guided Cy Falls to a 10-2 (.833) overall record and a conference title as a senior … Ended the season with a first-team all-conference selection after recording 105 tackles and four sacks. Personal: Son of Robert and Victoria Miles … Born Sept. 1, 1994.


Lamar Football Keegan Mitchell

RB l 5-6 l 168 l So.- 1L Corrigan, Texas Corrigan-Camden HS

Corey Nance

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2015 (Freshman): Played in six games … Carried the ball 27 times for 105 yards and a touchdown … Had nine carries for 24 yards and a touchdown against Bacone College … Recorded a season-high 11 carries for 32 yards at Houston Baptist … Recorded a season-long rush of 14 yards at Northwestern State. High School: A four-year letterwinner on the gridiron ... A two-time District Offensive MVP selection, who earned second-team all-state honors as a junior ... Carried the ball 194 times for 1,964 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior ... Named District Offensive MVP ... Carried the ball 541 times for 5,580 yards and 72 touchdowns during his career ... Named District Newcomer of the Year following a season that saw him rush for more than 1,100 yards and 13 touchdowns ... Followed that up by rushing for nearly 2,400 yards and 29 touchdowns the following season ... Guided prep squad to an 11-1 (.917) overall record, and a 4-1 (.800) mark in district play this past season ... Corrigan-Camden won an area and regional title during his career ... Also a standout in basketball, baseball, track and powerlifting.

Barrett Myers

OL l 6-1 l 229 l Fr.-RS Groesbeck, Texas Groesbeck HS

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2015 (Redshirt): Was forced to sit out the 2015 season with an injury. 2014 (Freshman): A member of the Cardinals demonstration unit. High School: A two-sport letterwinner at Groesbeck earning letters in football and baseball ... First-team all-district offensive linemen ... First-team all-district first basemen on the diamond. Personal: Brother, Blaine, is also a member of the LU offensive line.

Blaine Myers

OL l 6-2 l 236 l So.-1L Groesbeck, Texas Groesbeck HS

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2015 (Redshirt): Saw playing time in the season opener against Bacone College. 2014 (Freshman): Utilized his redshirt season. High School: A second-team all-district center for Groesbeck ... Also lettered in baseball. Personal: Brother, Barrett, is also a member of the LU offensive line.

OL l 6-7 l 286 l Fr.-RS Liberty, Texas Hardin HS

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2015 (Freshman): Utilized his redshirt. High School: A three-year letterwinner ... Recorded more than 60 pancake blocks during his three seasons with Hardin HS, including more than 30 as a senior ... Garnered honorable mention all-district honors as a junior ... Followed that up with a first-team all-district honor in 2014 ... Also a standout in track and field.

Kevin O’Neill

LB l 6-2 l 215 l So.-1L Sachse, Texas Sachse HS

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2015 (Freshman): Played in eight games … Recorded 10 tackles, including one for a loss, and forced a fumble on the season … Recorded back-to-back season-high performances to start the year with four tackles (3 unassisted) against Bacone and Baylor … Also forced a fumble and recorded a TFL against Bacone … Had two stops at Houston Baptist. High School: A two-year letterwinner ... Recorded 193 total tackles, including 125 solo stops during his high school career ... Was also credited with two sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception ... Was invited to participate in the Blue-Grey Regional Combine ... Also received recruiting attention from Northwestern State, Air Force and Arkansas State.

Matthew Oubre

OL l 6-1 l 295 l Jr.-1L Dayton, Texas Dayton HS (UL-Monroe)

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2015 (Sophomore): Played in and started all 11 games … Anchored an offensive line that was arguably the best in the nation … Helped produce the school’s first STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Year finalist (FCS football’s version of the Heisman Trophy), who became just the seventh player in NCAA Division I history to rush for 2,000 yards in just 10 games … LU’s offensive line also led the nation in pass protection surrendering fewer than 0.5 sacks per game. Louisiana-Monroe: Utilized his redshirt season in 2013. High School: Was a three-year letterwinner for head coach Joel Hancock ... Earned back-to-back first team all-district honors as a junior and senior ... Named the school’s Male Athlete of the Year as a junior ... Tabbed all-district (honorable mention) as a sophomore, while earning academic all-district honors and Dayton’s George Eastman Young Leader Award ... Part of the Broncos squad that won the 2010 district 19-4A championship ... Was a four-year letterwinner in track and field and a three-year letterwinner in powerlifting ... Named USATF first team All-American in shot put and discus as a sophomore ... Owns the school record in shot put at 56’-3.5”... Accomplishments off of the field include: National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and United

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Lamar Football Methodist Youth Fellowship program ... Participated in ULM’s 2012 Football Showcase in Monroe, La. Personal: Born March 31, 1995 in Kingwood, Texas ... Son of Todd and Susan Oubre ... Cousin, Ric Davis, played collegiate baseball at Panola College and Hill Junior College ... Town of Dayton, Texas was named after great, great, great grandfather, I. C. Day ... Day was also the president of the first Texas Constitutional Convention and president of the first Board of Directors at Texas A&M.

Joshua Persohn

OL l 6-2 l 253 l Fr.-RS Sour Lake, Texas Hardin-Jefferson HS

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2015 (Freshman): Utilized his redshirt season. High School: A four-year letterwinner … Received all-district recognition in his final three seasons … A back-to-back first-team all-district selection as a junior and senior … After winning just five games in his first two seasons, Pesohn guided the Hawks to 21 wins in his final two seasons (21-5/.808) … Also lettered in track and field as a prepster. Personal: Son of Joe and Lenita Persohn … Born Nov. 25, 1996.

Emmitt Raleigh

RB l 6-0 l 210 l Sr.-3L Houston, Texas Spring Westfield HS

` 2015 (Junior): Played in 10 games … Recorded 31 carries for 114 yards and a touchdown … Also had two tackles on the season … Carried the ball nine times for 66 yards and a score in the season-opening win over Bacone College … Recorded a season-high 11 carries for 44 yards at Incarnate Word … Two tackles came against Central Arkansas. 2014 (Sophomore): Played in four games … Carried the ball 14 times for 111 yards and a touchdown … Caught one pass for five yards … Carried the ball six times for 14 yards at Texas A&M … Also caught his lone pass of the season against the Aggies … Had for carries for a season-high 75 yards and a touchdown against Texas College. 2013 (Freshman): Saw limited action during his rookie season, backing up the conference freshman of the year ... Played in four games ... Carried the ball 17 times for 64 yards and a score ... Also caught seven passes for 48 yards ... Recorded two kick returns for 46 yards ... Recorded a season-high 15 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown against Bacone College ... Also caught seven passes for 48 yards against BC ... Returned a kick 35 yards against Nicholls State. High School: Named honorable mention Associated Press Class 5A all-state as a senior after rushing for 1,515 yards and 23 touchdowns ... Named First-Team All-District 13-5A after helping Spring Westfield High School to a 12-1 record and the state playoffs ... Also named to the All-Greater Houston second-team ... Ran for 273 yards and seven touchdowns in Westfield’s 55-35 win over Spring ... Finished season with over 2,200 all-purpose yards and 32 touchdowns. Personal: Emmitt Raleigh III was born on March 30, 1995 ... Son of Emmitt and Wanda Raleigh ... Majoring in criminal justice. Rushing Yr. 2013 2014 2015 Totals

GP Att. Yds Avg TD 4 17 64 3.8 1 4 14 111 7.9 1 10 31 114 3.7 1 18 62 289 4.7 3

Lg Avg/G 16 16.0 45 27.8 15 11.4 45 16.1

Derrion Randle

RB l 5-10 l 200 l So.-1L Navasota, Texas Navasota HS

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2015 (Freshman): Utilized his redshirt season. High School: A three-year letterwinner in football ... Helped guide his prep squad to a perfect 42-0 regular-season record during his time at Navasota ... Considered “One To Watch” by Scout.com ... Named first-team all-area after his junior season ... Was named team captain ... Recipient of his team’s heart award and running back award ... Recorded 316 carries for 2,988 yards (9.5 ypc) and 42 touchdowns during his high school career ... Added 34 receptions for 428 yards (12.6 ypr) and four touchdown catches ... Graduates high school with nearly 3,500 all-purpose yards ... Has been clocked at 4.35 in the 40 ... Also lettered in track. Personal: Cousin, Marcus Maxey, played football for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs.

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Lamar Football Rodney Randle Jr.

DB l 5-10 l 179 l So.-1L Beaumont, Texas Ozen HS

Zach Roberts

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2015 (Freshman): One of the top freshmen in the Southland Conference … Second-Team All-Southland Conference selection ... Played in nine games seeing time in the Cardinals secondary and as their primary return threat … Recorded 28 tackles, including 21 unassisted stops … Also broke up five passes and recorded three interceptions, which he returned 49 yards … Returned 26 kicks for 635 yards and one touchdown … Also returned two punts on the season … Ranked second in the Southland Conference averaging 24.4 yards per kick return, and was one of only three players in the league to return a kick for a touchdown … Finished the year ranked among the league’s top 10 in interceptions … Recorded a season-high seven tackles against nationally ranked Baylor … Also recorded an interception which he returned 51 yards against the Bears … Had a six-tackle performance and picked off a pass in the win over Abilene Christian … Also deflected three passes against the Wildcats … Was involved in four tackles and recorded an interception against Northwestern State. High School: A four-year letterwinner at Ozen HS ... Earned honorable mention all-district honors following a junior season – a year that saw him rush for 525 yards and six touchdowns ... Named district utility player of the year after a senior season where he rushed for 638 yards, eight touchdowns and record 85 tackles on defense ... Received second-team Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Team honors for his efforts on the field ... Selected as a team captain ... Has been clocked at 4.31 in the 40 ... Guided his squad to the playoffs in both his sophomore and senior seasons ... A versatile athlete who also earned letters in and track and field. Defensive Statistics

Yr.

Tackles Sacks Pass Def. Fumbles Blkd GP UA A Tot TFL-Yds. No.-Yds Int.-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv FF Kick

2015 9 21 7 28 0-0 Totals 9 21 7 28 0-0

0-0 0-0

3-49 5 0 0-0 0 0 3-49 5 0 0-0 0 0

Kick Return Statistics Yr. GP Rec. Yds Avg TD Lg 2015 9 26 635 24.4 1 87 Total 9 26 635 24.4 1 87

DS l 6-1 l 203 l So.-SQ Magnolia, Texas Magnolia HS

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2015 (Redshirt): Served as the backup deep snapper … Saw limited action during the 2015 campaign. 2014 (Freshman): Utilized his redshirt season. High School: Named 2013 Magnolia Special Teams Most Valuable Player ... A two-time special teams player of the week selection during his senior season.

Trenton Swinton

WR l 6-0 l 182 l So.-1L Port Arthur, Texas Memorial HS (Navy)

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2015 (Freshman): Played in two games … Saw action against Bacone College and Central Arkansas. Navy: Utilized his redshirt season. High School: Guided high school to an 8-4 (.667) overall record and the second round of the playoffs … Before transferring to Port Arthur Memorial, Swinton rushed for 985 yards on 91 carries and 12 touchdowns for Episcopal Collegiate High in Little Rock, Ark. … Also recorded 280 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns … As a senior, he caught 33 passes for 535 yards and five scores … Lettered in football and basketball … Graduated in the top-10 percent of his class. Personal: Son of Bruce Swinton and Kristen Scott … Born May 2, 1996 … Cousin, Reggie Swinton, played for the Dallas Cowboys.

Omar Tebo

DL l 6-0 l 330 l Sr.-3L Liberty, Texas Liberty HS

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A 2014 Second-Team All-Southland Conference selection … Has played in 33 games, earning 26 starts. 2015 (Junior): Played in and started 10 games … Recorded 44 tackles, including 14 unassisted and 3.5 for losses … Was credited with two forced fumbles and recovered a third … Had a season-high eight tackles three times … First eight-tackle game came at Southeastern Louisiana … Two of his stops against the Lions were for losses … Had eight assisted tackles against Nicholls … Closed out the season with eight tackles against rival McNeese … Also forced a fumble against the Cowboys … Recovered a fumble at nationally ranked Baylor. 2014 (Sophomore): Second-team All-SLC … Played in and started all 12 games … Recorded 46 tackles, including 21 unassisted stops … Also tallied 8.0 tackles for losses, including 3.5 sacks … Was credited with four quarterback hurries, broke up a pass and blocked a kick … Also recovered two fumbles on the season … Tied a career-high with seven tackles - including five unassisted stops - and 1.5 tackles for losses against SL … Also carded a quarterback hurry against the Lions … Opened the season with a six-tackle performance, including an assisted TFL, recovered a fumble and recorded a quarterback hurry against

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Lamar Football Grambling State … Also had a six-tackle outing - all solo stops - against Abilene Christian … Three of the tackles against ACU were for losses, including two sacks … Also had a hurry against the Wildcats. 2013 (Freshman): Played in 11 games, earning four starts at nose tackle ... Recorded 37 tackles on the season, including 16 unassisted tackles ... Was also credited with six tackles for nine yards in losses ... Recorded a season-high seven tackles, and assisted on a TFL, against Central Arkansas ... Had six tackles, including five solos, in the season finale against McNeese State ... Notched a five-tackle performance at Northwestern State, including three solo stops ... Was also credited with 1.5 tackles for losses ... Had for stops in the win over Stephen F. Austin ... Recorded three tackles, including two TFLs at Louisiana Tech. High School: Selected First-Team All-District 22-3A as a junior and senior ... Helped Panthers to an 8-2 record and the regional playoffs as a junior ... Also went to regionals during freshman and sophomore seasons ... Was a state qualifier in powerlifting. Personal: Was born on August 30, 1995 ... Son of Gary and Kay Tebo ... Majoring in Kinesiology.

Yr.

2013 2014 2015 Total

Tackles Sacks Pass Def. Fumbles Blkd GP UA A Tot TFL-Yds. No.-Yds Int.-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv FF Kick 11 16 21 37 6.0-9 0-0 12 21 25 46 8.0-29 3.5-23 10 14 30 44 3.5-9 0-0 33 51 76 127 17.5-47 3.5-23

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

3 1 0 4

0 4 0 4

0-0 0 2-0 0 1-0 2 3-0 2

0 1 0 1

and touchdown passes … Blocked for an offense that finished the year ranked fifth nationally in total offense (503 ypg), seventh in passing (314.3 ypg) and eighth in scoring (39.6 ppg). 2013 (Freshman): Played in and started all 12 games at right guard ... Despite his youth, became one of the more respected linemen in the conference ... Helped produce an all-conference quarterback and running back ... LU’s quarterback guided a record-setting offense that produced the best individual season by a signal caller in school history ... LU’s running back set a school freshman rushing record and was named the league’s top rookie. 2012: Redshirted High School: Named to the Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold second team ... First-Team All-District 21-3A offensive lineman as a senior and second-team selection as a junior ... Helped Silsbee to three straight playoff appearances. Personal: Born on March 11, 1994 ... Son of Pete and Vicki Treadway ... Majoring in business.

Connor Ward

OL l 6-3 l 298 l Jr.-2L Bryan, Texas Bryan HS

Bret Treadway

OL l 6-5 l 284 l Sr.-3L Silsbee, Texas Silsbee HS

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One of the top returning offensive linemen in the Southland … Has played in and started all 35 games in his career. 2015 (Junior): A 2015 First-Team All-Southland selection ... Played in and started all 11 games … A stalwart on an offensive line that helped produce the nation’s leading rusher and all-purpose back … That back went on to become first player in program history to be named a finalist for the STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Year award (FCS Heisman) … LU O-Line was just as strong at pass blocking as it was at run blocking leading the nation in pass protection. 2014 (Sophomore): Honorable mention All-SLC … Played in and started all 12 games … Helped protect the school’s all-time top quarterback in terms of completions, passing yards, yards of total offense

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2015 (Sophomore): Played in eight games recording four starts … A member of the nation’s top pass blocking unit .. LU led the country surrendering less than 0.5 sacks per game … The front five proved it could run block as well producing the seventh back in the history of NCAA Division I to rush for at least 2,000 yards in just 10 games … That back also became the first player in program history to be named a finalist for the STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Year award (FCS Heisman). 2014 (Sophomore): Played in eight games earning one start … Helped produce the school’s all-time top quarterback in terms of completions, passing yards, yards of total offense and touchdown passes … Blocked for an offense that finished the year ranked fifth nationally in total offense (503 ypg), seventh in passing (314.3 ypg) and eighth in scoring (39.6 ppg). High School: A two-year letterwinner for coach Ross Rodgers at Bryan High School ... A first-team all-district selection as a senior ... Just as successful in the classroom as he is on the field earning academic all-state honors. Personal: Son of Kyle and Charnell Ward ... Born Feb. 11, 1996, in Round Rock, Texas.


Lamar Football Chase Woods

OL l 6-4 l 307 l So.-1L Plano, Texas West HS

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2015 (Redshirt): Saw limited action in 2015 … Earned playing time against Bacone College and Houston Baptist. 2014 (Freshman): Utilized his redshirt season. High School: Helped guide West to a regional final appearance during junior season ... Garnered honorable mention all-district recognition following the 2013 season ... A key figure in a line that protected an offense that averaged more than 400 yards per game ... Plano West averaged nearly 300 yards rushing per game (292.6 ypg).

William Wowkanyn

DL l 6-3 l 276 l Sr.-1L Brick, N.J. 53 Brick Memorial HS (Santa Rosa JC) 2015 (Junior): Played in 10 games … Recorded 25 tackles, including 12 unassisted … Was credited with 4.5 tackles for losses, two fumble recoveries and two QB hurries … Had a career-high 10 tackles, including 1.5 TFLs against Nicholls … Recorded two tackles, including one for a loss, and recovered two fumbles against Abilene Christian … Had four tackles and a quarterback hurry at Northwestern State. Junior College: Received first-team all-state recognition … Recorded 20 tackles for losses, including nine sacks during his junior college career.

High School: Guided his prep squad to three state final appearances, including a state championship during his sophomore season … Brick Township posted a 26-10 (.722) overall record during his three seasons … A first-team all-state selection as a senior … Named AllShore Conference Player of the Year … Also lettered in wrestling. Personal: Son of William and Maria Wowkanyn … Born Jan. 4, 1992.

Andrew Allen

QB l 6-0 l 215 l Jr.-TR Texas City, Texas Texas City HS

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NMSU: Played in 17 games making eight

starts during his two years with the Aggies ... Completed 121-of-235 passes for 1,684 yards and 16 touchdowns ... Also rushed for 352 yards during his career ... Averaged 246.6 yards of total offense per game as a sophomore. High School: Three-year starter at quarterback for Texas City HS… Was named a unanimous First Team All-District selection, Galveston Country Daily News All-County and The Post Newspaper First Team All-Area as a senior… Threw for 1,307 yards and 14 touchdowns and rushed for 294 yards and six scores as a senior… As a junior, threw for 1,555 yards, racked up 16 touchdown passes, ran for 463 yards and amassed 9 rushing touchdowns… Named an honorable mention All-District pick… Threw for over 4,300 yards and 45 touchdowns over his career… Listed as an honorable mention All-District pick and All-County as a sophomore after throwing for 1,532 yards and 15 touchdowns… Held a 25-10 record as a starter, including a 12-1 mark in 2013.

Jalen Barnes

DB l 6-0 l 191 l Jr. - TR Port Arthur, Utah Memorial HS (Texas Tech)

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Texas Tech: A two-year letterwinner for the Raiders ... Played in 15 games during his career earning one start … Recorded 17 tackles during his rookie season … Had a season-high nine at Iowa State (2014) … Posted a six-tackle effort against Kansas during his freshman year. High School: Recorded 54 tackles, one interception and five pass breakups as a senior … Helped lead the team to an 8-3 overall record and a 4-2 mark in district … A three-star prospect according ESPN and 247sports.com … Considered a top 100 athlete by ESPN … Port Arthur News Super Team … First-Team All-District 21-5A … Record 49 tackles, four TFLs and picked off three passes as a junior. Personal: Son of Solomon and Andetria Jones.

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Lamar Football Jaylon Bowden

DB l 6-0 l 192 l Jr. - TR Missouri City, Texas Fort Bend Elkins HS (Blinn JC)

Kanon Mackey

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Junior College: A three-star prospect according 247sports.com … Ranked among the top 25 junior college players in the state, and the top 15 at his position according to 247sports.com … Recorded 78 total tackles, including 4.5 for losses and a sack … Also broke up 10 passes, recorded two interceptions and forced two fumbles while at Blinn … Also had offers from Idaho, Texas State and UTEP. High School: A first-team all-Houston, and all-district selection … Garnered second-team all-state honors at Fort Bend Elkins HS … Helped guide Elkins to consecutive playoff appearances … Also lettered in track and field and basketball. Personal: Son of Rudy and Yolanda Anderson … Born March 8, 1996 … Father, Joe Bowden, played professionally in the NFL for 10 seasons.

Marcus Daggs

WR l 6-2 l 191 l Jr. - TR Waxahachie, Texas Ennis HS (Cisco Colllege)

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Junior College: Hauled in 68 passes for 876 yards (109.5 ypg) and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore … Ranked first in the conference in receptions, receiving yards, yards per game and touchdown receptions … A first-team All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference selection. High School: Received recruiting attention from SMU, Texas State, Baylor, UTSA and UTEP … Played in 11 games during his senior season … Caught 26 passes for 427 yards and two touchdowns … Invited to play in the Oil Bowl all-star game.

Cardell Lue

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Clayton Turner

WR l 6-4 l 207 l Jr. - TR Marietta, Ga. Kell HS (Miami)

18

Miami: Was a wide receiver for the Hurricanes. Junior College: Played two seasons at Monroe College … Played three games in 2014 where he passed for 195 yards and three touchdowns … He also finished the 2014 campaign with a 94.45 efficiency rating, averaging 65.0

yards per game. High School: Guided his high school to a No. 12 state ranking.

Caleb Abrom

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High School: Earned first team all-district (5-5A) honors as a senior after totaling 29 tackles, six pass break ups and three interceptions … Also saw time returning kicks for the Hawks … Helped lead Hebron High School to a first round berth in the Texas 5A playoffs … Honorable mention selection to the 5-5A all-district team as a junior … Named to the Texas Prep Stars 11 in 2012 ... Also lettered in basketball for the Hawks Personal: Full name is Cardell Jamon Lue ... Son of Patricia and Monte Lue ... Has two brothers, Decurlas and Jayrice, and one sister, Jaslyn ... Born Sept. 17, 1994, in Mesquite, Texas ... Major is undecided ... Cousin Tyronn Lue is an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics.

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Texas State: Utilized his redshirt season in 2014. High School: A two-star recruit by Rivals. com and Scout.com … Named to the Super Gold team by the Beaumont Enterprise as a junior and senior … Selected Honorable Mention All-State by Texas Sportswriters Association … Chosen first-team all-district as a junior and senior after earning second-team honors as a sophomore … Tabbed first-team all-region as a junior … Did not surrender a sack as a senior … Played on an offense that averaged nearly 420 yards and 41 points per game during the regular season … Guided Silsbee to a 9-3 record and a trip to the regional finals in 2013 … A district champion in the discus throw as well … Academic All-State. Personal: Born on Dec. 1, 1995 in Bedford, Texas … Son of Kyle and Michelle Mackey … Father played football professionally with the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadephia Eagles, New York Jets and Miami Dolphins … Grandfather, Dee, also played in the NFL (San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Colts and New York Jets).

DB l 6-0 l 185 l Jr. - TR Carrollton, Texas Hebron HS (Troy)

OL l 6-4 l 312 l So. - TR Silsbee, Texas Silsbee HS (Texas State)

DB l 6-0 l 174 l Fr. - HS DeSoto, Texas DeSoto HS

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High School: Rated as a three-star prospect according to 247sports.com … Considered a top 250 player in the state of Texas … Ranked as the No. 14 safety in the state of Texas by scout. com … A two-star prospect according to Rivals. com … Recorded 61 total tackles during his senior season, including 48 solo stops … Also picked off three passes, recorded 19 pass deflections and caused two fumbles in 2015 … Also received interest from Arizona State, Arkansas State and Eastern Michigan. Personal: Son of Joseph and Cherry Phillips … Born Sept. 26, 1996.


Lamar Football Personal: Son of John and Lisa Crosley … Born Sept. 8, 1997 … Brother, David, is an LU signee.

Chase Bridgeman

OL l 6-4 l 276 l Fr. - HS Crosby, Texas Crosby HS

60

High School: A two-star recruit according

to 247Sports.com … The 29th-rated center in the nation … Listed as the No. 452 player in the state of Texas … Guided his team to consecutive top five state rankings, including a No. 2 rank this past season … Crosby went 35-4 (.897) during his three seasons on varsity … Also lettered in track and field and baseball. Personal: Son of Bryan Bridgeman and Stacy Henshall … Born Nov. 19, 1997.

Jarett Carpenter

LB l 6-5 l 203 l Fr. - HS Fairfield, Texas Fairfield HS

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High School: A two-star recruit according

to 247sports.com … Rated among the top 300 players in the state, and the top 150 at his position … A two-year starter, but battled through injuries during his senior season … A four-time all-district selection … Received All-CenTex honors as a freshman, junior and senior … Listed as one of the top 25 recruits in the CenTex region … Guided Fairfield to 17 wins in his final two seasons … Also received interest from Rice. Personal: Son of Jim Carpenter and Kim Knowles … Born Nov. 10, 1997.

Mike Coats

LB l 6-2 l 209 l Fr. - HS Oklahoma City, Okla. Sante Fe HS

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High School: A two-star recruit according

to 247sports.com … Rated among the top 300 players in the state, and the top 150 at his position … A two-year starter, but battled through injuries during his senior season … A four-time all-district selection … Received All-CenTex honors as a freshman, junior and senior … Listed as one of the top 25 recruits in the CenTex region … Guided Fairfield to 17 wins in his final two seasons … Also received interest from Rice. Personal: Son of Jim Carpenter and Kim Knowles … Born Nov. 10, 1997.

Daniel Crosley

DE l 6-1 l 242 l Fr. - HS DeRidder, La. DeRidder HS

David Crosley

LB l 6-1 l 240 l Fr. - HS DeRidder, La. DeRidder HS

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High School: A two-star recruit according to 247sports.com … Two-star prospect according to Rivals.com … Rated as the No. 95 player in the state of Louisiana … Garnered all-state recognition as a sophomore, junior and senior … Was honorable mention all-state during his sophomore and junior campaigns, and closed out his career with a first-team nod as a senior … Helped guide DeRidder to the state quarterfinals … Also received recruiting attention from Louisiana-Lafayette, Memphis, Louisiana Tech, Houston and Southern Mississippi. Personal: Son of John and Lisa Crosley … Born Sept. 8, 1997 … Brother, Daniel, is an LU signee.

Blake George

DB l 5-11 l 188 l Fr. - HS Humble, Texas Humble HS

12

High School: A four-year letterwinner … A

two-time first-team all-district selection … Named defensive MVP as a senior … Competed in the Blue-Grey Regional Combine … Also lettered in track and field, basketball and baseball. Personal: Son of Thomas and Tammy George … Born Mar. 9, 1998.

Markell Hawthorne

RB l 5-11 l 188 l Fr. - HS Iowa, La. Lagrange HS

15

High School: Rushed for more than 5,000 yards in his three seasons on varsity … Also recorded 52 rushing touchdowns during his career … A two-time all-state selection … An All-Southwest Louisiana running back following his junior campaign … Earned all-district honors as a senior … Helped guide Lagrange to the playoffs in all three seasons … Also received attention from Illinois and Texas A&M. Personal: Son of Martell and Michelle Hawthorne … Born Mar. 31, 1998 … Brother, Martell, is a Cardinals receiver.

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High School: A two-star recruit according to 247sports.com … Rated as the No. 118 player in the state of Louisiana … Three-time all-state selection … Two-time district defensive MVP … Garnered first-team defensive all-district honors, and second-team offensive all-district honors as a senior … Helped lead DeRidder to the playoffs all four seasons … Received recruiting attention from Houston and Louisiana Tech.

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Lamar Football Shane Hudson

WR l 6-2 l 173 l Fr. - HS Crosby, Texas Crosby HS

Christian Langston

DS l 6-2 l 198 l Fr. - HS Port Neches, Texas Port Neches-Groves HS

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High School: A two-star prospect according to 247sports.com … Also ranked as a two-star prospect from Scout.com … Received interest from Texas State … Ranked among the top 450 players in the state of Texas … Guided his team to consecutive top five state rankings, including a No. 2 rank this past season … Crosby went 35-4 (.897) during his three seasons on varsity … Hauled in 82 passes for 959 yards and 10 touchdowns during his career … Also lettered in basketbal. Personal: Son of James Hudson and Kristi McCholum … Born in Dec. 2, 1997.

High School: Served as the team’s deep snapper each of the past two seasons … Helped PNG to a 17-4 (.810) record in his final two seasons, including a co-district title as a senior … Fills a direct need as the Cardinals graduated a two-year starter at deep snapper … Also lettered in basketball for the Indians. Personal: Son of Chuck and Amy Langston … Born Dec. 27, 1996 … Father, Chuck, is the LU offensive coordinator.

Cameron Minger

LB l 6-0 l 187 l Fr. - HS Dallas, Texas Woodrow Wilson HS

James Jeffery

DE l 6-3 l 234 l Fr. - HS Houston, Texas Cy Ridge HS

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High School: Named 17-6A defensive MVP … Recorded 90 tackles, including 18 for losses … Also recorded six sacks … A four-year letterwinner. Personal: Son of R.B. Jeffery and Mary Jefferson … Born Nov. 12, 1997.

WR l 5-10 l 172 l Fr. - HS Beaumont, Texas Hamshire-Fannett HS

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High School: A two-time finalist for the Willie Ray Smith Award … Named district offensive MVP … Rushed for more than 1,800 yards and 34 touchdowns … Set school’s single-season record for rushing touchdowns … Earned the starting quarterback job as a sophomore … Guided Hamshire-Fannett to its first playoff appearance in 11 years … A four-year letterwinner in football, basketball and track and field. Personal: Son of Albert King and Tina Edwards … Born Dec. 8, 1996.

Austin Krautz

RB l 5-10 l 181 l Fr. - HS Nederland, Texas Nederland HS

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High School: A three-year letterwinner … Guided the Bulldogs to three-straight district titles … An all-district selection in both baseball and football, was named offensive MVP on the gridiron as a senior … Also received Port Arthur News Super Team honors following his senior season … Named to the Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold team in 2015 … Two-time all-district selection in football … Also lettered in track and field. Personal: Born June 25, 1997 … Son of Johnny of Deena Krautz … Parents both attended Lamar University, and brother, Justin, at LU.

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High School: Rated as a two-star prospect by 247sports.com … Considered a top 500 prospect in the state of Texas … A three-year starter … Received first-team all-district honors as a junior … Named MVP of the SMU camp … Clocked a 4.42 40 at the TCU camp … Two-way starter (running back and linebacker) … Guided his prep squad to the playoffs in each of his final three seasons … Also carried the ball 63 times for 554 yards and 11 touchdowns … Received interest from TCU and Utah … Regional qualifier in the 100-meter dash.

Kendrick King

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Personal: Son of Robert and TaRhonda Washington … Born Aug. 3, 1998.

Adam Morse

QB l 6-1 l 211 l Fr. - HS Groves, Texas Port Neches-Groves HS

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High School: Garnered District 22-5A Offensive MVP honors following his junior season … Named 2015 Port Arthur News Super Team Offensive MVP … Also named to the Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold team in 2014 … Passed for nearly 3,000 yards and 31 touchdowns as a junior … A two-time Willie Ray Smith Award finalist … Set the PNG single-season school record for touchdown passes … Also set PNG single-game record for passing yards … Helped guide PNG to a district title during his freshman season … Attended USA Football Developmental Camp in May 2015 … Lettered in football, basketball and baseball … Also received interest from New Mexico State and UTSA. Personal: Son of Steve and Amber Morse … Born Sept. 3, 1997 … A standout in the classroom, has been recognized on the honor roll every year.


Lamar Football Del’Chaun Rushing

LB l 6-0 l 201 l Fr. - HS Webster, Texas Clear Springs HS

Shyler Staton

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High School: Garnered honorable mention all-state recognition following a senior season that saw him record 95 tackles, including 25 for losses, four sacks, record six pass deflections, force three fumbles and recover two more … A unanimous first-team all-district selection, who received all-county recognition … Helped guide prep squad to playoffs in his final two seasons on campus. Personal: Son of Jacobi Shell and Nicolette Rushing … Born Mar. 31, 1998.

Mason Sikes

TE l 6-4 l 249 l Fr. - HS Lumberton, Texas Lumberton HS

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High School: A first-team all-district tight end as a junior … Followed that up with a first-team all-district campaign as a senior … Named Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Team … Team captain … Helped construct one of the biggest turnarounds in the state of Texas … After going winless in 2013, the Raiders turned things around just two seasons later by posting a seven-win campaign … Received interest from Louisiana-Lafayette … Also lettered in basketball and soccer. Personal: Son of Wendy Adams … Born June 25, 1998.

Trevon Simpson

OL l 6-4 l 264 l Fr. - HS Fairfield, Texas Fairfield HS

DB l 5-11 l 153 l Fr. - HS Missouri City, Texas Ridge Point HS

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High School: A two-star recruit according to 247sports.com … Ranked among the top 400 players in the state of Texas … Honorable mention all-state selection … Guided Ridge Point to an 11-4 record and a state semifinal appearance … Team’s run to the semifinals came just a season after Ridge Point posted a 12-1 (.923) record … Recorded nine interceptions, including four returned for touchdowns during his career … Also received attention from Air Force and Missouri … Lettered in football and track and field … A standout in the classroom earning Academic All-District honors. Personal: Son of Stanley and April Staton … Born Jan. 28, 1998.

Caisen Sullivan

WR l 6-1 l 185 l Fr. - HS Port Neches, Texas Port Neches-Groves HS

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High School: Two-time all-district selection … Named to the Port Arthur News Super Team and the Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Team … Guided PNG to an 18-5 (.783) record as a junior and senior … The Indians recorded a 10-2 (.833) record this past season, and won a district and bi-district title … Also lettered in basketball and track and field … An Academic All-State selection. Personal: Son of Eric and Echo Sullivan … Born Aug. 13, 1997 … One grandfather played baseball at Hawai’i, and the other grandfather play baseball at Sam Houston State.

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High School: A two-time first-team all-district selection … An honorable mention Super Centex honoree … Named most valuable lineman … Guided his prep squad to a 33-8 (.805) record in high school, including a state runner-up finish in 2013 … Also received attention from Houston, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Purdue and

SMU. Personal: Son of Jerrod and Mistic Broussard … Born July 7, 1998.

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Xavi

2015 Hon

DeAndre Jennings

2015 Honorable Mention All-Southland

Rodney Ra

2015 Second-Team

Kade Harrington 2015 Consensus All-American 2015 Southland Player of the Year 2015 NCAA FCS Rushing Leader


Logan Moss

2015 Honorable Mention All-Southland

Xavier Bethany

2015 Honorable Mention All-Southland

Cody Elenz

2015 First-Team All-Southland

Bret Treadway 2015 First-Team All-Southland

ney Randle

cond-Team All-Southland

Reggie Begelton 2015 First-Team All-Southland LU All-Time Leading Receiver


Lamar Football 2015 Results and Statistics

2015 Record Overall ALL GAMES 5-6 CONFERENCE 4-5 NON-CONFERENCE 1-1 Date Opponent Sept. 5 Bacone College Sept. 12 at Baylor Sept. 19 at Sam Houston State* Oct. 1 at Southeastern Louisiana* Oct. 10 Abilene Christian* Oct. 17 at Northwestern State* Oct. 24 Central Arkansas* Oct. 31 at Houston Baptist* Nov. 7 Nicholls* Nov. 14 Incarnate Word* Nov. 21 McNeese State* RUSHING Harrington, K. Earp, C. Harris, C. Raleigh, E. Mitchell, K. Minden, J. Atoyebi, E. Begelton, R. Handy, M. Gladney, G. Gordon, T. Jennings, D. Brown, D. Total Opponents PASSING Minden, J. Earp, C. Harrington, K. Total Opponents

Result W 66-3 L 66-31 W 49-46 L 30-27 W 44-28 L 48-35 L 35-17 W 55-7 L 30-28 W 28-21 L 20-14

Attendance 9,668 44,491 10,116 4,520 13,136 9,133 6,476 1,748 7,730 4,402 9,808

G Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G 11 266 2144 52 2092 7.9 21 80 190.2 8 32 331 11 320 10.0 2 72 40.0 6 24 181 8 173 7.2 1 31 28.8 10 31 127 13 114 3.7 1 15 11.4 6 27 109 4 105 3.9 1 14 17.5 10 27 95 39 56 2.1 2 13 5.6 1 4 59 0 59 14.8 1 22 59.0 10 6 42 0 42 7.0 0 14 4.2 11 4 16 8 8 2.0 0 13 0.7 10 5 14 1 13 2.6 0 8 1.3 2 1 11 0 11 11.0 0 11 5.5 11 1 10 0 10 10.0 0 10 0.9 11 1 0 2 -2 -2.0 0 0 -0.2 11 443 3139 204 2935 6.6 29 80 266.8 11 508 2851 348 2503 4.9 28 82 227.6 G Effic Att-Comp-Int 10 120.63 201-116-11 8 140.36 78-42-2 11 0.00 1-0-0 11 125.7 280-158-13 11 123.7 323-178-10

RECEIVING Begelton, R. Brown, D. Harrington, K. Handy, M. Gladney, G. Jennings, D. Hawthorne, M. Langley, B. Nelson, J. Harris, C. Total Opponents

Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 57.7 1296 12 45 129.6 53.9 576 7 77 72.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00 56.4 1872 19 77 170.2 55.1 2365 13 73 215.0

G No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G 10 57 545 9.6 5 35 54.5 11 26 514 19.8 5 74 46.7 11 14 213 15.2 2 77 19.4 11 19 181 9.5 2 34 16.5 10 12 135 11.3 1 36 13.5 11 9 95 10.6 1 22 8.6 9 8 76 9.5 2 19 8.4 11 4 51 12.8 1 20 4.6 10 7 48 6.9 0 13 4.8 6 2 14 7.0 0 9 2.3 11 158 1872 11.9 19 77 170.2 11 178 2365 13.3 13 73 215.0

FGs FGM-FGA Pct 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Lg Blk Ball, A. 10-13 80.0 0-0 5-6 3-3 2-4 0-0 49 0 Total 10-13 80.0 0-0 5-6 3-3 2-4 0-0 49 0 Opponents 11-14 78.6 - - - - - 40 0

Home 2-3 1-3 1-0

TEAM STATISTICS SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TEAM STATISTICS 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 INTERCEPTIONS Randle, R. Bethany, X. Langley, B. Jones, R. Stewart, D. Total Opponents

LU OPP 394 334 35.8 30.36 226 245 127 127 80 94 19 24 2935 2503 443 508 6.6 4.9 266.8 227.5 29 28 1872 2365 280-158-13 323-178-10 6.7 7.3 11.9 13.3 170.2 215.0 19 13 LU OPP 4807 4868 6.6 5.9 437.0 442.5 38-828 41-889 20-204 7-81 10-238 13-150 19-5 22-13 94-822 84-703 52-37.4 58-38.5 27:13 32:47 48/133 66/173 7/18 13/24

No. Yds Avg TD Long 3 49 16.3 0 51 2 17 8.5 0 17 1 86 86.0 1 86 1 53 53.0 0 53 1 0 0.0 0 0 10 238 23.8 1 86 13 150 11.5 1 49

PUNT RETURNS Nelson, J. Ellis, S. Christianson, B. Sheridan, M. Randle, R. Total Opponents

No. Yds 10 102 6 85 1 17 1 1 2 -1 20 204 7 81

Avg TD Long 10.2 0 44 14.2 1 73 17.0 0 0 1.0 0 1 -0.5 0 15 10.2 1 73 11.6 0 36

KICK RETURNS Randle, R. Ellis, S. Harrington, K. Handy, M. Jennings, D. Begelton, R. Total Opponents

No. Yds 26 635 4 102 2 39 3 27 2 13 1 12 38 828 41 889

Avg TD Long 24.4 1 87 25.5 0 30 19.5 0 20 9.0 0 11 6.5 0 12 12.0 0 12 21.8 1 87 21.7 0 59

PUNTING Carranco, J. Total Opponents

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Away Neutral 3-3 0-0 3-2 0-0 0-1 0-0

No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 50+ Blk 52 1947 37.4 64 0 20 12 5 0 52 1947 37.4 64 0 20 12 5 0 58 2231 38.5 57 2 20 15 9 2


Lamar Football 2015 Results and Statistics

|---------- PATs ----------| SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points Lamar University 84 141 86 83 0 394 Harrington, K. 23 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 138 Opponents 93 66 70 105 0 334 Ball, A. 0 10-13 52-52 0 0 0 0 0 82 Brown, D. 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 30 ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G Begelton, R. 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 30 Harrington, K. 11 2092 216 0 39 0 2347 213.4 Langley, B. 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 12 Randle, R. 9 0 0 -1 635 49 683 75.9 Handy, M. 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 12 Begelton, R. 10 42 542 0 12 0 596 59.6 Minden, J. 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 12 Brown, D. 11 -2 514 0 0 0 512 46.5 Earp, C. 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 12 Earp, C. 8 320 0 0 0 0 320 40.0 Hawthorne, M. 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 12 Total 11 2935 1872 204 828 238 6077 552.5 Harris, C. 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Opponents 11 2503 2365 81 889 150 5988 544.4 Gladney, G. 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Ellis, S. 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 6 TOTAL OFFENSE G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G Randle, R. 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Harrington, K. 11 267 2092 0 2092 190.2 Raleigh, E. 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Minden, J. 10 228 56 1296 1352 135.2 Mitchell, K. 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Earp, C. 8 110 320 576 896 112.0 Garner, D. 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Harris, C. 6 24 173 0 173 28.8 Atoyebi, E. 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Raleigh, E. 10 31 114 0 114 11.4 Jennings, D. 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Total 11 723 2935 1872 4807 437.0 Total 52 10-13 52-52 0 0 0 0 0 394 Opponents 11 832 2503 2365 4868 442.5 Opponents 43 11-14 37-39 2 0 0 0 1 334 |-----------Tackles----------| |-Sacks-| |-----Pass Def-----| |---Fumbles---| Blkd GP Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds No-Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf Bethany, X. 11 44 43 87 1.5-2 0-0 2-17 2 0 0-0 1 0 0 Hale, L. 11 43 43 86 21.5-97 7.5-50 0-0 2 4 1-0 3 0 0 Jones, R. 11 39 41 80 7.0-38 4.0-30 1-53 4 1 1-0 0 0 0 Jones, S. 10 36 40 76 5.5-14 2.0-10 0-8 2 1 0-0 1 0 0 Ellis, S. 11 49 13 62 5.5-30 0-0 1-0 10 0 0-0 2 0 0 Barrett, T. 11 29 20 49 2.0-8 0-0 0-0 2 0 1-0 0 0 0 Tebo, O. 10 14 30 44 3.5-9 0-0 0-0 0 0 1-0 2 0 0 Carroll, L. 11 17 23 40 3.0-6 0-0 0-0 1 1 2-1 1 0 0 Julian, L. 11 25 12 37 2.0-10 1.0-9 0-0 3 0 0-0 0 0 0 Moss, L. 11 17 15 32 8.5-26 4.5-17 0-0 0 3 0-0 2 0 0 Randle, R. 9 21 7 28 0-0 0-0 3-49 5 0 0-0 0 0 0 Frost, J. 11 9 18 27 1.0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 Wowkanyn, W. 10 12 13 25 4.5-14 0-0 0-0 0 2 2-13 0 0 0 Sheridan, M. 11 12 12 24 0.5-2 0.5-2 0-0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 Langley, B. 11 16 5 21 1.0-4 0-0 1-86 11 1 1-0 0 0 0 Johnson, M. 11 9 10 19 1.0-6 1.0-6 0-0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 Garner, D. 11 10 9 19 3.5-22 1.0-10 0-0 0 2 1-66 0 0 0 Couron, K. 11 6 10 16 5.0-19 2.0-12 0-0 1 2 0-0 1 0 0 Christianson, B. 11 8 7 15 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 Stewart, D. 10 9 5 14 1.0-3 0-0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 Johnson, Z. 10 7 5 12 1.5-6 0.5-5 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 O’Neill, K. 8 6 4 10 1.0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 Adams, S. 3 4 4 8 1.0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 Begelton, R. 10 7 0 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 Hargis, M. 7 4 3 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 Brooks, C. 11 3 3 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 Miles, M. 2 4 1 5 1.0-7 1.0-7 0-0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 Jernigan, D. 8 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 1-25 0 1 0-0 0 0 0 Earp, C 8 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 Carr, C. 10 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 Treadway, B. 11 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 McGill, E. 1 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 Ridge, T. 9 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 Alexander, T. 3 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 Brown, D. 11 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 Raleigh, E. 10 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 Smith, T. 5 1 0 1 1.0-5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 Randle, D. 2 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 Handy, M. 11 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 Total 11 477 407 884 83-333 25-158 10-238 47 19 13-80 16 2 0 Opponents 11 397 351 748 52-140 5-37 13-150 37 20 5-95 5 0 1

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Lamar Football 2015 Lamar Superlatives Rushes Yards Rushing TD Rushes Long Rush Pass Attempts Pass Completions Yards Passing TD Passes Long Pass Receptions Yards Receiving TD Receptions Long Reception Field Goals Long Field Goal Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts Inside 20 Long Punt Return Long Kickoff Return Tackles Sacks Tackles For Loss Interceptions

36 347 5 80 27 16 16 223 4 77 9 9 130 2 77 3 49 9 43.2 64 3 73 87 15 2.0 3.0 1

Rushes Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass Attempts Pass Completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts Inside 20 Long Punt Return

36 58 391 9.2 5 30 21 261 11.6 5 79 568 8.3 66 4 4 31 15 117 5 3 9 9 43.2 64 3 73

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INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

Harrington, K. at Northwestern State (10/17) Harrington, K. vs. Abilene Christian (10/10) Harrington, K. at Northwestern State (10/17) Harrington, K. vs. Abilene Christian (10/10) Minden, J. vs. Central Arkansas (10/24) Minden, J. vs. Bacone College (9/5) Minden, J. vs. Abilene Christian (10/19) Earp, C. at Sam Houston State (9/19) Earp, C. at Sam Houston State (9/19) Earp, C. at Sam Houston State (9/19) Begelton, R. at Baylor (9/12) Begelton, R. vs. Nicholls (11/7) Brown, D. at Houston Baptist (10/31) Twice, Last time: Brown, D. at Houston Baptist (10/31) Harrington, K. at Sam Houston State (9/19) Ball, A. vs. Abilene Christian (10/10) Ball, A. at Houston Baptist (10/31) Twice, Last time: Carranco, J. vs. McNeese (11/21) Carranco, J. at Northwestern State (10/17) Carranco, J. vs. Central Arkansas (10/24) Carranco, J. vs. Nicholls (11/7) Ellis, S. at Houston Baptist (10/31) Randle, R. at Southeastern Louisiana (10/1) Jones, R. at Southeastern Louisiana (10/1) Twice, Last time: Hale, L. vs. Abilene Christian (10/10) Three Times 10 Times

TEAM GAME HIGHS

Harrington, K. at Northwestern State (10/17) at Houston Baptist (10/31) vs. Abilene Christian (10/10) vs. Central Arkansas (10/24) at Northwestern State (10/17) at Baylor (9/12) vs. Bacone College (9/5) vs. Bacone College (9/5) at Houston Baptist (10/31) vs. Bacone College (9/5) at Houston Baptist (10/31) at Houston Baptist (10/31) at Sam Houston State (9/19) vs. Bacone College (9/5) vs. Bacone College (9/5) vs. Abilene Christian (10/10) at Houston Baptist (10/31) at Baylor (9/12) at Baylor (9/12) vs. Central Arkansas (10/24) at Baylor (9/12) at Baylor (9/12) vs. McNeese (11/21) at Northwestern State (10/17) vs. Central Arkansas (10/24) vs. Nicholls (11/7) at Houston Baptist (10/31)


Lamar Football 2015 Opponent Superlatives Rushes Yards Rushing TD Rushes Long Rush Pass Attempts Pass Completions Yards Passing TD Passes Long Pass Receptions Yards Receiving TD Receptions Long Reception Field Goals Long Field Goal Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts Inside 20 Long Punt Return Long Kickoff Return Tackles Sacks Tackles For Loss Interceptions

49 292 4 82 48 25 342 4 73 9 182 4 73 2 40 9 9 44.6 57 5 36 59 21 1.0 3.5 2 2

Rushes Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass Attempts Pass Completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts Inside 20 Long Punt Return

55 67 415 7.4 5 48 26 26 373 13.5 4 94 785 8.4 66 2 38 12 93 4 5 10 42.7 57 5 36

Opponent INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

Veasley, B. vs. Central Arkansas (10/24) Veasley, B. vs. Central Arkansas (10/24) Veasley, B. vs. Central Arkansas (10/24) Lofton, T. vs. Nicholls (11/7) Brittain, T. at Incarnate Word (11/14) Brittain, T. at Incarnate Word (11/14) Russell, S. at Baylor (9/12) Russell, S. at Baylor (9/12) Brittain, T. at Incarnate Word (11/14) Lee, J. at Baylor (9/12) Coleman, C. at Baylor (9/12) Coleman, C. at Baylor (9/12) Edwards, K. at Incarnate Word (11/14) Three Times Tatum, J. at Southeastern Louisiana (10/1) Pearce, B. vs. Bacone College (9/5) Edwards, L. at Sam Houston State (9/19) Spencer, M. vs. Central Arkansas (10/24) Edwards, L. at Sam Houston State (9/19) Edwards, L. at Sam Houston State (9/19) Bush, D. vs. McNeese (11/21) Roberson, X. at Southeastern Louisiana (10/1) Wilson, A. vs. Bacone College (9/5) Five Times Oakman, S. at Baylor (9/12) Williams, T. vs. Central Arkansas (10/24 Lar, T. at Incarnate Word (11/14)

TEAM GAME HIGHS

vs. McNeese State (11/23) vs. Central Arkansas (10/24) vs. Nicholls (11/7) at Baylor (9/12) at Baylor (9/12) at Incarnate Word (11/14) at Baylor (9/12) vs. Abilene Christian (10/10) at Baylor (9/12) at Southeastern Louisiana (10/1) at Baylor (9/12) at Baylor (9/12) at Baylor (9/12) at Baylor (9/12) at Baylor (9/12) at Northwestern State (10/17) at Baylor (9/12) at Baylor (9/12) at Baylor (9/12) at Baylor (9/12) vs. Central Arkansas (10/24) at Houston Baptist (10/31) vs. Bacone College (9/5) at Sam Houston State (9/19) at Sam Houston State (9/19) vs. McNeese (11/21)

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Lamar Football Game 1 - 9/5/15 Bacone College Lamar University Score by Quarters Bacone College Lamar University Scoring Summary 1st 13:35 LU 7:04 LU 2nd 8:37 LU 7:14 LU 2:25 LU 1:55 LU 1:06 LU 3rd 7:41 LU 1:43 LU 4th 6:03 BC 4:55 LU

1 0 14

3 66 2 0 31

3 0 14

4 3 7

Handy 9 pass from Minden (Ball kick) Jennings 12 pass from Minden (Ball kick) Ball 38 yd field goal Harrington 5 run (Ball kick) Hawthorne 19 pass from Earp (Ball kick) Mitchell 1 run (Ball kick) Begelton 21 pass from Earp (Ball kick) Gladney 36 pass from Minden (Ball kick) Raleigh 1 run (Ball kick) Pearce 24 yd field goal Atoyebi 22 run (Ball kick)

Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards (Net) Passing Yards (Net) Passing C-A-I Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Avg. Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Return Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Sacks By: Number-Yards

F 3 66 7-0 14-0 17-0 24-0 31-0 38-0 45-0 52-0 59-0 59-3 66-3

BC LU 3 28 28-55 40-264 27 261 14-4-0 26-21-0 82 525 4-3 4-1 11-83 10-80 9-42.7 0-0 0-0 8-86 5-45 2-67 0-0 0-0 27:46 32:14 0 of 10 8 of 12 1 of 1 6 of 7 0-0 4-3

Individual Stats Rushing BC - Mackey 19-91; McGee 3--4 LU - Raleigh 9-66 1 TD; Atoyebi 4-59 1 TD Passing BC - Seward 14-4-0 27 yds LU - Minden 20-16-0 170 yds 3 TDs; Earp 6-5-0 91 2 TDs Receiving BC - Dunams 2-17; Mackey 1-6 LU - Handy 5-63 1 TD; Begelton 4-37 1 TD BEAUMONT, Texas - Lamar University got the 2015 season started in dominant fashion defeating an outmanned Bacone College squad, 66-3. The victory kept LU undefeated in home openers since the sport’s return. It didn’t take long for the Cards to get into the scoring act. After the defense forced a turnover on the second play from scrimmage, the offense, led by senior Joe Minden, found Michael Handy for a nine-yard strike on the third play from scrimmage. The Cardinals’ defense then forced a three-and-out, but a muffed return gave the ball back to Bacone and kept the defense on the field. Led by freshman defensive end Larance Hale, the Cardinals got the ball right back. Hale popped Bacone’s Roderick Mackey on the very next play jarring the ball loose. LU got the ball back and Minden again had the Cardinals on the move. Minden guided the Cardinals on a 10-play, 70-yard drive that took nearly four minutes off the clock. The drive was capped by a 12 yard pass to junior college transfer DeAndre Jennings. True to his word, head coach Ray Woodard got junior Carson Earp in the game early. The junior college transfer started the second quarter and led LU on an 11-play drive that ended in a 38-yard Alex Ball field goal. After the LU defense forced another three-and-out, the Cardinals were on the march again. Set up by a 17-yard punt return from Jayce Nelson, LU had the ball first and 10 from the visitors 39. After completing a 34-yard pass to Handy, Earp then turned around and handed the ball to preseason All-Southland Conference running back Kade Harrington for his first touchdown of the season. Before the half was over, Earp led the Cardinals to three more scores to take an insurmountable 45-0 lead into the locker room. The Cardinals recorded 329, of their 525 yards of total offense in the opening half. While the offense appeared to be in midseason form, the defense didn’t give an inch. The Warriors could manage only 45 yards of offense, including just 19 through the air in the opening half of action. Woodard made sure to rotate the quarterbacks equally throughout the contest although Minden attempted 20 passes, while Earp only six. True freshman Brett Cox also got in the game but didn’t register a pass. Minden ended the game 16-of-20 for 170 yards and three touchdowns, while Earp was 5-of-6 for 91 yards and two scores. The duo connected with eight different receivers, led by Handy’s five receptions for 63 yards. Due to LU’s lead at halftime, both head coaches and the officials agreed to play only 10-minute quarters in the second half. The Warriors never seriously threatened LU in the final 20 minutes but did crack the scoreboard with 6:03 remaining in the game.

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Game 2 - 9/12/15 Lamar University 31 Baylor 66 Score by Quarters Lamar University Baylor

1 7 13

2 14 22

3 3 14

4 7 17

Scoring Summary 1st 10:50 BU Linwood 1 yd run (Callahan kick) 5:36 LU Harrington 11 yd run (Ball kick) 1:17 BU Coleman 42 yd pass from Russell (Edmiston run failed) 2nd 13:07 LU Harrington 1 yd run (Ball kick) 10:32 BU Coleman 21 yd pass from Russell (Chafin rush) 4:34 LU Minden 1 yd run (Ball kick) 3:51 BU Coleman 61 yd pass from Russell (Callahan kick) 0:35 BU Linwood 13 yd run (Callahan kick) 3rd 14:04 BU Coleman 34 yd pass from Russell (Callahan kick) 8:23 LU Ball 31 yd field goal 2:33 BU Linwood 7 yd run (Callahan kick) 4th 12:14 BU Callahan 36 field goal 9:28 BU Jefferson 46-yd run (Callahan kick) 6:40 LU Langley 20 yd pass from Minden (Ball kick) 1:40 BU Stidham 13 yd run (Callahan kick) Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards (Net) Passing Yards (Net) Passing C-A-I Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Avg. Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Return Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Sacks By: Number-Yards

F 31 66 0-7 7-7 7-13 14-13 14-21 21-21 21-28 21-35 21-42 24-42 24-49 24-52 24-59 31-59 31-66

LU BU 19 38 43-173 56-412 167 373 30-18-1 38-26-3 340 785 1-1 1-1 15-117 12-93 9-37.8 2-39.5 0-0 1-5 5-103 3-55 3-51 1--7 33:05 26:55 4 of 13 3 of 11 0 of 0 3 of 4 3-15 1-10

Individual Stats Rushing LU - Harris 6-58; Harrington 16-56 2 TDs BU - Linwood 18-130 3 TDs; Jefferson 12-121 1 TD Passing LU - Earp 19-10-0 70 yds; Minden 11-8-1 97 1 TD BU - Russell 34-23-3 342 yds 4 TDs Receiving LU - Begelton 10-96; Handy 2-8 BU - Lee 9-111; Coleman 6-182 4 TDs WACO, Texas – The Lamar University football team stood toe-to-toe with the fourth-ranked Baylor Bears and gave them a scare before BU pulled away late. The Bears took advantage of 15 LU penalties to record the 66-31 victory in front of more than 44,000 fans in McLane Stadium. The Cardinals finished the night with 340 yards of total offense, including 173 on the ground. Junior Kade Harrington had 16 carries for 56 yards and two scores, while senior Carl Harris added 58 yards on six carries, all in the second half. LU’s two quarterbacks continued to impress as junior Carson Earp finished the night completing 10-of-19 passes for 70 yards, and carried the ball six times for 39 yards. Senior Joe Minden was 8-of-11 for 97 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for a score. Preseason first-team All-Southland Conference selection Reggie Begelton was LU’s top target finishing the night with 10 catches for 96 yards. Junior Tommie Barrett led the Cardinals with 12 tackles on the night. He was one of two LU players in double digits as Lloyd Julian added 10. The first half was a back-and-forth affair that saw the Bears take a lead only to have LU come back to tie the game. Big Red took their first lead of the game following Harrington second rushing touchdown of the night followed by Alex Ball’s extra point. Following another Baylor score, the Cardinals answered right back. This time it was Minden who called his own number crossing the goal line from a yard out. The Bears scored two touchdowns in the final four minutes of the first half to take a 35-21 lead into the locker room. LU would score first in the second half on a 31-yard Ball field goal which was set up by a interception and return from freshman Rodney Randle, but that would be LU’s final score until midway through the fourth quarter as BU rattled off 17 straight points to take a commanding 59-24 lead. Both teams tacked on a touchdown late in the game for the final score.


Lamar Football Game 3 - 9/19/15 Lamar University Sam Houston State Score by Quarters Lamar University Sam Houston State

1 14 14

2 21 0

3 0 9

49 46 4 14 23

Scoring Summary 1st 9:20 LU Begelton 4 yd pass from Earp (Ball kick) 7:50 SHSU Louis 46 yd pass from Briscoe (Swimberghe kick) 4:01 LU Begelton 19 yd pass from Earp (Ball kick) 2:18 SHSU Williams 8 yd pass from Johnson (Swimberghe kick) 2nd 12:40 LU Harrington 77 yd pass from Earp (Ball kick) 5:51 LU Harrington 5 yd run (Ball kick) 1:29 LU Brown 18 yd pass from Earp (Ball kick) 3rd 9:06 SHSU Swimberghe 36 yd FG 1:08 SHSU Williams 5 yd run (Johnson pass failed) 4th 14:55 SHSU Team Safety 9:17 LU Harris 27 yd run (Ball kick) 7:51 SHSU Thomas 55 yd pass from Johnons (Swimberghe kick) 3:21 SHSU Johnson 16 yd run (Swimberghe kick) 2:04 LU Harrington 73 yd run (Ball kick) 0:58 SHSU Johnson 6 yd run (Swimberghe kick) Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards (Net) Passing Yards (Net) Passing C-A-I Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Avg. Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Return Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Sacks By: Number-Yards

F 49 46 7-0 7-7 14-7 14-14 21-14 28-14 35-14 35-17 35-23 35-25 42-25 42-32 42-39 49-39 49-46

LU SHSU 20 30 41-328 49-194 328 194 25-14-1 43-24-0 551 560 2-0 1-0 11-105 9-89 7-40.3 9-42.2 3-11 2-0 4-86 5-81 0-0 0-0 27:00 33:00 4 of 13 10 of 22 1 of 1 1 of 1 2-13 0-0

Individual Stats Rushing LU - Harrington 24-230 2 TDs; Harris 6-62 1 TD SHSU - Johnson 15-107 2 TD; Overstreet 12-37 Passing LU - Earp 25-14-0 223 yds 4 TDs SHSU - Johnson 25-15-0 235 yds 2 TDs; Briscoe 18-9-0 131 yds 1 TD Receiving LU - Begelton 5-24 2 TDs; Brown 4-101 1 TD SHSU - Louis 6-151 1 TD; Thomas 4-112 1 TD HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The Lamar University Cardinals recorded one of the biggest upsets in program history, and one of the largest in the country this season, after defeating the No. 3 Sam Houston State Bearkats, 49-46, at Bowers Stadium. The victory gave LU (2-1/1-0 SLC) its second-straight win over a ranked FCS program, and its first against SHSU since bringing back football.It also marked the program’s second win ever in Huntsville and its first since 1959. Junior Kade Harrington had a career night both running and receiving the ball. He recorded a career-high 230 yards on 24 carries with two scores, and caught two passes for 83 yards and touchdown. He broke a 63-year old record with his 313 all-purpose yards in the game. Senior Devonn Brown caught four passes for 101 yards incluing one for a score from quarterback Carson Earp. The junior college transfer competed 14-of-25 passes for 223 yards and four touchdowns. It was a game of punch, counterpunch for the first quarter as the Cards would score only to see SHSU battle right back to tie the game. That came to an end at the start of the second where LU rattled off 21 unanswered points to take a 35-14 lead into the locker room. The Cardinals recorded nearly 400 yards of total offense in the opening half, including 183 on the ground. Harrington led LU with 12 carries for 97 yards and score, and also added two catches for 83 yards and a touchdown in the first 30 minutes, but the third quarter was a different story. LU was held to eight yards of total offense in the third as the nationally ranked Kats rallied back to pull within three points with 3:21 remaining. Big Red responded immediately to nullify Sam Houston’s momentum. Just over a minute later Harrington took a handoff from Earp and took it 73 yards for the score ending all thoughts of a comeback for the ‘Kats. Harrington’s 230 rushing yards are the most by a Cardinal since the 1985 season, and the second-best single-game mark in program history, just 29 yards shy of Burton Murchison’s single-game record which was set that same season. Senior receiver Reggie Begelton caught two TD passes to move into second all-time on the school’s career touchdown receptions list (18).

Game 4 - 10/1/15 Lamar University Southeastern Louisiana Score by Quarters Lamar University Southeastern Louisiana Scoring Summary 1st 12:59 SLU 1:14 SLU 2nd 10:40 LU 5:05 LU 3rd 11:27 LU 5:53 SLU 5:41 LU 2:37 SLU 4th 8:00 LU 1:19 SLU

1 0 13

2 14 0

3 10 10

27 30 4 3 7

Smiley 67 yd pass from Landor (Tatum kick) Landor 5 yd run (Tatum kick failed) Begelton 26 yd pass from Earp (Ball kick) Harrington three yd run (Ball kick) Ball 20 yd FG Tatum 40 yd FG Randle 87 yd kickoff return (Ball kick) Landor 5 yd run (Tatum kick) Ball 20 yd FG Sutton 1 yd run (Tatum kick)

Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards (Net) Passing Yards (Net) Passing C-A-I Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Avg. Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Return Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Sacks By: Number-Yards

F 27 30 0-7 0-13 7-13 14-13 17-13 17-16 24-16 24-23 27-23 27-30

LU SLU 14 19 27-185 61-256 180 283 28-13-1 21-12-1 365 539 2-0 2-2 7-65 8-68 5-37.2 1-42.0 0-0 0-0 3-114-1 4-108 1-17 1-49 20:21 39:39 2 of 11 10 of 18 0 of 2 2 of 4 0-0 0-0

Individual Stats Rushing LU - Harrington 20-152 1 TD; Earp 4-20 SLU - Roberson 19-91; Sutton 19-66 1 TD Passing LU - Earp 18-8-1 143 yds 1 TD; Minden 10-5-0 37 yds SLU - Landor 20-12-1 283 1 TD Receiving LU - Begelton 8-95 1 TD; Harrington 2-47 SLU - Smiley 5-135 1 TD; Bossier 2-78 HAMMOND, La. – A touchdown with less than two minutes remaining put an end to Lamar University’s third consecutive upset of a ranked Southland team as the No. 22 Southeastern Louisiana Lions survived a scare, 30-27, at Strawberry Stadium. The Cardinals (2-2/1-1 Southland) finished the night with 365 yards of total offense, while the Lions recorded 539, including 256 on the ground. One of the more telling stats of the game was the amount of time LU’s defense spent on the field. Southeastern held the ball nearly 20 minutes longer than the Cardinals. Junior Kade Harrington recorded another stellar performance. He carried the ball 20 times for 152 yards and a touchdown. It was his second 100-yard rushing performance of the season, and the eighth of his career. Senior Reggie Begelton hauled in eight passes for 95 yards and a score. Harrington. Harrington also became the fourth back in school history to rush for 2,000 yards in a career, while Begelton became the school’s all-time leader in receiving yards. The game started as a tale of two halves. The Lions started quickly but struggled as the half worn on. It was the opposite end of the spectrum for LU. Big Red came out of the locker room sluggish but got stronger as the half progressed. The Lions jumped out to a 13-0 lead, but LU took advantage of some miscues to rattle off 14 unaswered to take a one-point lead into the locker room, 14-13. The Cards’ first score came on a 26-yard pass from junior Carson Earp to Begelton less than five minutes into the second quarter. Harrington gave the Cardinals their first lead of the game at the 5:05 mark when carried the ball in from three yards out. Harrington’s TD was set up by his very own 55-yard scamper two plays earlier. The half would close with SLU missing a scoring opportunity inside the Cardinals 10 yard line. The two teams alternated scores in the second half. The Cardinals got the scoring started with a 20-yard field goal from Alex Ball early in the third quarter. The Lions answered with a 40-yard field goal of their own, but the cheers were quickly silenced as Beaumont freshman Rodney Randle returned the ensuing kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown. The Lions pulled back within a point after Landor scored on a keeper from five yards out with 2:37 remaining in the quarter. After another missed opportunity by the Lions offense, LU took the ball behind the direction of senior Joe Minden who guided the Cards on a 13-play, 70-yard drive that ended with a Ball 20-yard field goal to give Big Red a 27-23 lead. But, the Lions would have the final laugh as they reclaimed the lead for good with 1:19 on the clock. The Lions’ Kody Sutton capped a 17-play, 79-yard drive that took more than six minutes off the clock when he scored on a one-yard run.

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Lamar Football Game 5 - 10/10/15 Abilene Christian Lamar University Score by Quarters Abilene Christian Lamar University Scoring Summary 1st 4:05 LU 2nd 12:07 LU 5:28 LU 0:26 LU 3rd 9:35 ACU 6:34 LU 2:37 LU 1:49 ACU 4th 13:30 ACU 11:05 LU 2:47 LU 0:37 ACU

1 0 7

2 0 17

3 14 10

28 44 4 14 10

Begelton 10 yd pass from Minden (Ball kick) Harrington 80 yd run (Ball kick) Ball 21 yd field goal Handy 13 yd pass from Minden (Ball kick) Gilbert 19 pass from McKenzie (Lehr kick) Ball 38 yd field goal Brown 8 yd pass from Minden (Ball kick) Epps 58 yd pass from McKenzie (Lehr kick) Sims 2 yd run (Lehr kick) Harrington 62 yd run (Ball kick) Ball 41 yd field goal Gilbert 1 yd pass from McKenzie (Lehr ball)

Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards (Net) Passing Yards (Net) Passing C-A-I Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Avg. Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Return Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Sacks By: Number-Yards

F 28 44 7-0 14-0 17-0 24-0 24-7 27-7 34-7 34-14 34-21 41-21 44-21 44-28

ACU LU 22 20 29-24 47-391 325 130 39-26-1 26-16-2 349 521 3-2 2-0 6-52 11-84 5-40.8 4-29.5 0-0 1-7 8-235 2-48 2-2 1-0 28:18 31:42 5 of 12 5 of 14 0 of 2 1 of 1 0-0 4-15

Individual Stats Rushing ACU - Roberson 19-91; Sutton 19-66 1 TD LU - Harrington 28-347 2 TDs; Harris 7-25 Passing ACU - McKenzie 36-24-1 316 yds 3 TDs LU - Minden 26-16-0 130 yds 3 TDs Receiving ACU - Epps 4-99 1 TD; Gilbert 4-36 2 TDs LU - Begelton 4-39 yds 1 TD; Handy 3-24 1 TD BEAUMONT, Texas – Lamar University running back Kade Harrington rushed for a single-game school and Southland Conference record 347 yards as the Cardinals defeated Abilene Christian (2-3/2-2 SLC), 44-28, Saturday night at Provost Umphrey Stadium. The Cardinals rolled up 521 yards of total offense – including 391 on the ground – as they moved to 3-2 (.600) on the season, and 2-1 (.667) in conference play. Harrington recorded his 347 yards on 28 carries, and finished the night with two touchdown runs. Almost lost in the shuffle of his record-setting performance was that fact that his second touchdown run of the night made him the school’s all-time leading scorer tying Sammy Carpenter who had held the record since 1954. Just for good measure, Harrington also caught three passes for 18 yards, which gave him 365 all-purpose yards on the night setting a new LU single-game mark in that category as well. LU’s defense was able to minimize the damage from the Wildcats’ high-powered offense holding ACU to 349 yards of total offense, and allowed only 24 rushing yards. Senior Seth Ellis led the defense with nine tackles, including two for losses. Junior Larance Hale added eight tackles and a game-high three tackles for losses. Senior Joe Minden, who got the start at quarterback, was 16-for-26 for 130 yards and three touchdowns. He connected with seniors Devonn Brown and Reggie Begelton and junior Michael Handy for the touchdown passes. Begelton’s TD reception was the 20th of his career, just one shy of tying the LU all-time record set by former Cardinals’ All-American Mark Roberts last season. The Cards took the first lead of the game with just over four minutes remaining in the opening quarter. Minden guided the Cardinals on a 13-play, 77-yard drive that ended with a 10-yard pass to Begelton. The drive took 4:47 off the clock, and was the team’s longest drive of the night. LU added its second score early in the second quarter when Harrington took a handoff from the Cards’ 20 and carried it 80 yards untouched for the score. Big Red added 10 more points to take a 24-0 lead into the locker room. The Wildcats were the first to score in the second half when Cedric Gilbert caught a 19-yard pass from ACU quarterback Parker McKenzie. The ACU signal caller ended the night completing 24-of-36 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns. He was also picked off once by LU freshman Rodney Randle. Despite the ACU score, the visitor were never able to get closer 13 in the second half.

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Game 6 - 10/17/15 Lamar University Northwestern State Score by Quarters Lamar University Northwestern State Scoring Summary 1st 12:43 NWLa 3:47 NWLa 2nd 14:26 NWLa 14:13 LU 9:13 NWLa 8:13 LU 0:13 NWLa 3rd 12:35 LU 2:54 NWLa. 4th 14:17 NWLa. 11:36 LU 8:16 NWLa. 5:41 LU

1 0 14

2 14 17

3 7 3

35 48 4 14 14

Taylor 12 yd run (Moore kick) Llorens 53 yd run (Moore kick) Moore 26 yd FG Harrington 79 yd run (Ball kick) Ryan 22 yd pass from Rivers (Moore kick) Harrington 5 yd rush (Ball kick) White 2 yd pass from Rivers (Moore kick) Harrington 2 yd run (Ball kick) Moore 28 yd FG Jones 95 yd fumble return (Moore kick) Harrington 3 yd run (Ball kick) Llorens 8 yd run (Moore kick) Harrington 2 yd run (Ball kick)

Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards (Net) Passing Yards (Net) Passing C-A-I Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Avg. Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Return Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Sacks By: Number-Yards

F 35 48 0-7 0-14 0-17 7-17 7-24 14-24 14-31 21-31 21-34 21-41 28-41 48-28 48-35

LU NWLa. 23 25 45-300 47-282 195 197 26-13-0 21-15-1 495 479 2-1 1-1 9-80 10-74 4-173 2-78 0-0 0-0 4-89 4-96 1-6 0-0 26:19 33:41 2 of 11 1 of 9 2 of 5 1 of 2 1-4 2-17

Individual Stats Rushing LU - Harrington 36-282 5 TDs; Mitchell 2-19 NWLa. - Lorens 21-105 2 TDs; Jones 10-89 Passing LU - Minden 25-13-0 195 yds NWLa. - 21-15-1 197 yds 2 TDs Receiving LU - Begelton 5-61 yds; Brown 3-108 yds NWLa. - Eagan 4-83; Ryan 4-67 1 TD NATCHITOCHES, La. – Junior running back Kade Harrington set a Lamar University single-game scoring record with five touchdowns, and rushed for 282 yards but it wasn’t enough as Northwestern State stunned the Cardinals, 48-35, Saturday night at Turpin Stadium. Harrington recorded another stellar performance for the Cardinals (3-3/2-2 SLC) who fell behind by 17 points to start the game and never recovered. He recorded his third 200-yard rushing game of the season, surpassed 1,000 rushing yards for the year, set an LU single-game record for points and is now one game shy of tying the LU school record for consecutive 100-yard rushing performances. The Cardinals outgained their hosts, 495-479, but were hurt by nine penalties and one costly turnover which led to a 14-point swing early in the fourth and took momentum away from the Red and White. Northwestern State outgained the cards 208-23 in the opening quarter, including 127 yards on the ground. The Cards dented the scoreboard at the start of the second quarter when Harrington took the ball from his own 21-yard line and carried it 79 yards for the touchdown, but the rest of the half would see both teams exchange touchdowns. LU could manage only 182 yards of total offense in the opening 30 minutes, led by Harrington’s 148 yards on 14 carries. Northwestern State recorded 347 yards of offense in the first half, including 192 on the ground. The Cards opened the second half with a six-play, 65-yard drive that ended with a Harrington two-yard TD run. It was Harrington’s third touchdown of the night. After a Demon field goal, the Cardinals were on the move driving the ball down inside the Northwestern State 10-yard line. But disaster hit on the second down play as Harrington fumbled the ball trying to make a move and it was recovered by Adam Jones who returned it 95 yards for the score. The TD gave NSU a 40-21 lead less than a minute into the fourth quarter. LU scored twice in the fourth quarter but could get no closer than 13 points. Senior Joe Minden completed 13-of25 (.520) passes for 195 yards. Classmate Reggie Begelton caught a team-high five passes for 61 yards, while Devonn Brown recorded his second 100-yard receiving game of the season. He had three receptions for 108 yards. The Cardinals defense was led by junior Larance Hale who finished the night with 12 tackles, including two for losses. Junior Xavier Bethany added 10 tackles, including seven solo stops.


Lamar Football Game 7 - 10/24/15 Central Arkansas Lamar University Score by Quarters Central Arkansas Lamar University Scoring Summary 1st 4:50 UCA 0:50 UCA 2nd 7:59 LU 1:46 UCA 0:00 UCA 3rd 12:38 UCA 12:28 LU 1:44 LU 4th 12:38 UCA

1 15 0

2 6 3

3 7 14

35 17 4 7 0

Veasley 1 yd run (Matiaha run) Veasley 14 yd run (Denker kick) Ball 23 yd field goal Denker 21 yd field goal Denker 21 yd field goal Veasley 56 yd run (Denker kick) Harrington 65 yd run (Ball kick) Harrington 50 yd run (Ball kick) Veasley 19 yd run (Denker kick)

Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards (Net) Passing Yards (Net) Passing C-A-I Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Avg. Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Return Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Sacks By: Number-Yards

F 35 17 0-8 0-15 3-15 3-18 3-21 3-28 10-28 17-28 17-35

UCA LU 25 15 67-313 28-257 154 143 19-11-0 27-14-5 467 400 0-0 0-0 2-5 4-29 7-36.9 4-39.8 0-0 2-26 2-66 5-117 5-33 0-0 39:28 20:32 11 of 21 4 of 11 0 of 0 0 of 1 0-0 3-23

Individual Stats Rushing UCA - Veasley 49-292 4 TDs; Warren 6-34 LU - Harrington 24-243 2 TDs; Minden 2-14 Passing UCA - Hildebrand 17-11-0 154 yds LU - Minden 27-14-5 143 yds Receiving UCA - Smith 4-77 yds; Wilson 3-9 LU - Begelton 4-46 yds; Brown 4-36 yds BEAUMONT, Texas – Lamar University junior running back Kade Harrington recorded another 200-plus yard rushing game, but it wasn’t enough as Central Arkansas recorded a 35-17 victory Saturday night in a rain-soaked Provost Umphrey Stadium. The loss dropped LU to 3-4 on the season, and 2-3 in Southland Conference play. Harrington continued to put up video-game type numbers rushing for 243 yards on 24 carries, including two touchdowns. But it was Central Arkansas’ Blake Veasley who won the rushing battle. He ended the night with 49 carries for 292 yards and four touchdowns. The Cardinals finished the game with 400 yards of total offense, but were hurt by untimely turnovers, and the fact it couldn’t get its defense off the field in the second half. The Bears won the time of possession battle by nearly 20 minutes, including a 14-minute disparity in the second half. The Cardinals turned the ball over five times, including four second-half interceptions. UCA scored the game’s first 15 points before the Cards dented the scoreboard midway through the second quarter. Sophomore Alex Ball booted a 23-yard field goal with just under eight minutes remaining in the second quarter. It would be the Cards only points of the first half as UCA closed out the half with two Jace Denker 21-yard field goals – including one as time expired – to take a 21-3 lead into the locker room. The Bears opened the second half by tacking on another score. Veasley rattled off a 56-yard run to record one of his four touchdowns on the night, giving the visitors a 28-3 lead with 12:38 remaining. It appeared the rout was on, but Harrington put an end to that thought on the very next offensive play. Following UCA’s kickoff which went out of bounds, LU got the ball at its own 35-yard line. Harrington took the first handoff and sprinted 65 yards up the middle of the field for the first of his two touchdowns. LU was back on the attack at the end of the quarter, and again it was Harrington helping LU chip away at the Bears’ lead. Harrington capped a five-play, 80-yard drive with a 50-yard run. The touchdown cut the deficit to 11-points, 28-17. The TD seemed to rally the Cardinals defense who came out and forced a punt on the next series, but UCA punter Matt Spencer buried the ball on the LU five-yard line. The LU offense came back on the field but any hope of a comeback ended on the next play as the Bears picked off the very next pass. Two plays later UCA punched it in for the final score. The Cardinals were led defensively by four players with double-digit tackles. Seniors Ronnie Jones and Xavier Bethany each had 14 tackles. Classmate Seth Ellis added 11 tackles, including two for losses, while junior Larance Hale added 10.

Game 8 - 10/31/15 Lamar University Houston Baptist Score by Quarters Lamar University Houston Baptist Scoring Summary 1st 13:09 LU 3:29 LU 2nd 14:20 LU 9:10 LU 4:52 LU 2:52 LU 0:41 HBU 3rd 10:40 LU 5:23 LU 4th 3:07 LU

1 14 0

2 20 7

3 14 0

55 7 4 7 0

Harrington 29 yd pass from Minden (Ball kick) Brown 29 yd pass from Minden (Ball kick) Ball 49 yd field goal Ball 27 yd field goal Harrington 7 yd run (Ball kick) Brown 45 yd pass from Minden (Ball kick) Dawson 34 yd run (Shinn kick) Ellis 73 yd punt return (Ball kick) Harrington 9 yd run (Ball kick) Earp 9 yd run (Ball kick)

Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards (Net) Passing Yards (Net) Passing C-A-I Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Avg. Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Return Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Sacks By: Number-Yards

F 55 7 7-0 14-0 17-0 20-0 27-0 34-0 34-7 41-7 48-7 55-7

LU HBU 31 16 58-324 26-87 244 146 21-13-0 40-18-2 568 233 2-0 3-1 6-50 8-60 4-38.8 10-37.2 4-74-1 1-26 2-25 4-66 2-25 0-0 32:24 27:36 4 of 12 5 of 17 2 of 2 0 of 0 3-26 1-1

Individual Stats Rushing LU - Harrington 30-192 2 TDs; Earp 8-89 1 TD HBU - Dawson 7-56 1 Tds; Peters 10-41 Passing LU - Minden 18-11-0 208 yds 3 TDs; Earp 3-2-0 36 HBU - Dawson 36-16-2 137 yds; Staver 4-2-0 9 yds Receiving LU - Brown 5-130 yds 2 TDs; Harrington 2-43 yds 1 TDs HBU - Fry 4-47 yds; Barnett 3-35 yds HOUSTON, Texas – Lamar University junior running back Kade Harrington set a new school record for consecutive 100-yard rushing games, and became the school’s single-season rushing leader as LU defeated Houston Baptist, 55-7, at Husky Stadium. The win moved the Cardinals (4-4/3-3 Southland) back to .500 on the season, while the Huskies remained winless in league play. The Cards’ defense was dominate from the opening kick surrendering only seven points, and 233 yards of total offense. LU didn’t allow a first down until the 2:13 mark of the first quarter. Even when the Huskies were able to move the ball in the second half, both drives ended with an interception in the red zone. LU racked up 568 yards of total offense on the day, including 324 on the ground. Senior Joe Minden completed 11-of-18 passes for 208 yards and three touchdowns. Senior Devonn Brown caught a team-high five passes for 130 and two touchdowns. Led behind the strong defensive effort, LU jumped out to a 34-0 lead. The Cards held HBU scoreless for the first 29:19 of the game. The Cardinals also held HBU to 100 yards of total offense in the opening 30 minutes, while LU was effective moving the ball on the ground and through the air finishing the half with 408 yards of total offense. Big Red didn’t waste any time getting on the scoreboard as Harrington caught a Minden pass and carried it 29 yards for the first score of the game. The score remained 7-0 for nearly 10 minutes until Minden found Brown for a 29-yard score. After two Alex Ball field goals, both Harrington and Brown added another score before the half ended. Harrington’s came on a 27-yard run to cap a six-play, 48-yard drive with 4:52 remaining in the half. The Cards were back on the march two minutes later when Brown caught a 45-yard pass from Minden. The Huskies closed out the half with a late score when backup quarterback Tony Dawson scampered 34 yards for a touchdown. The score capped a seven-play, 75-yard drive with 41 seconds remaining in the half. The Huskies never mounted a serious challenge in the second half, as LU added three more scores. The first came from senior Seth Ellis. He hauled in an HBU punt at his own 27-yard line and took it the distance for the score. Harrington added his third touchdown of the afternoon with a nine-yard scamper at the 5:23 mark of the third quarter. Harrington finished the day with 30 rushes for 192 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught two passes for 43 yards and a score. LU tacked on one final score when Earp took the ball around the right side for a nine-yard TD run.

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Lamar Football Game 9 - 11/7/14 Nicholls 30 Lamar University 28

Game 10 - 11/14/15 Lamar University Incarnate Word

Score by Quarters Nicholls Lamar University

Score by Quarters Lamar University Incarnate Word

Scoring Summary 1st 10:36 LU 9:33 NICH 7:52 LU 2nd 11:39 LU 8:13 NICH 3rd 11:37 NICH 10:23 LU 5:08 NICH 4th 2:46 NICH

1 7 0

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3 13 14

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Harrington 9 yd run (Ball kick) Henry 2 yd run (Condado kick) Harrington 68 yd run (Ball kick) Earp 72 yd run (Ball kick) Lofton 82 yd run (Condado kick) Henry 9 yd run (Condado kick) Minden 12 yd run (Ball kick) Klann 5 yd run (Condado kick failed) Condado 28 yd field goal

Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards (Net) Passing Yards (Net) Passing C-A-I Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Avg. Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Return Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Sacks By: Number-Yards

F 30 28 7-0 7-7 14-7 21-7 21-14 21-21 28-21 28-27 28-30

NICH LU 23 25 61-415 41-368 144 143 21-10-0 28-18-1 559 511 3-1 1-1 6-69 7-60 4-21.5 5-36.2 0-0 1-1 2-57 5-81 1-25 0-0 34:49 25:11 7 of 18 4 of 10 3 of 5 0 of 0 0-0 1-10

Individual Stats Rushing NICH - Lofton 17-154 1 TD; Henry 31-100 2 TDs LU - Harrington 32-255 2 TDs; Earp 3-76 1 TD Passing NICH - Klann 20-10-0 144 yds LU - Minden 23-15-1 130 yds Receiving NICH - Lucas 3-44; Bates 2-48 LU - Begelton 9-82; Handy 3-20 BEAUMONT, Texas – Sophomore Alex Ball lined up for a 23-yard field goal with three seconds remaining on the clock, but was forced to kick into a swirling wind and the ball sailed wide right as Nicholls defeated Lamar University, 30-28, on Homecoming. The loss, LU’s first against Nicholls since bringing back the program, dropped the Cardinals to 4-5 overal and 3-4 in Southland play. Both offenses dominated in gusty conditions as Nicholls put up 559 yards of total offense, while LU recorded 511. The majority of the damage was done on the ground as the Colonels rushed for 415 yards while the Cards had 368. The Cardinals were once again led by another superb performance from junior running back Kade Harrington. The Kingwood, Texas native finished the game with 255 yards on 32 carries, and two scores. Several more records fell for Harrington Saturday as he set the league’s new single-season rushing mark, and became the school’s all-time leader in all-purpose yards. He also tied the school record for most 100-yard rushing performances in a career. Senior Joe Minden completed 15-of-23 passes for 130 yards. His favorite target was Beaumont senior Reggie Begelton. The school’s all-time leading receiver hauled in nine passes for 82 yards. Begelton is 10 receptions shy of the Southland career record with two games still to play. The Colonels were led by two backs with over 100 yards rushing. Tobias Lofton ended the night with 17 carries for 154 yards, while Michael Henry had 31 carries for 100 yards. The Cards took the first lead of the game when Harrington scored a nine-yard run in the first quarter. After the Colonels tied it up a minute later, LU was back on the move scoring consecutive TDs building a 21-7 lead early in the second quarter. The Colonels answered with back-to-back scores to tie the game at 21 with 11:37 remaining in the third quarter. The Red and White’s quick strike offense was back on the attack 74 seconds later. Minden moved the Cards 69 yards in four plays, capping the drive with a 12-yard TD run. Nicholls used a time-consuming drive to punch the ball across the goal line with just over five minutes remaining in the third. The Colonels Landry Klann carried it in from five yards out on what appeared to be a game-tying drive, but the point after ricocheted off the upright leaving the Cards with a one-point advantage. That lead held until the 2:46 mark when Francisco Condado booted a 28-yard attempt to give the Colonels their first lead of the game, 30-28. The LU offense came back out and moved the ball 74 yards on 12 plays to set up a 23-yard attempt for Ball. Normally a chip shot, the attempt was made difficult by the weather. The kick sailed wide as the Colonels picked up their second victory of the season.

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Scoring Summary 1st 10:16 LU 2nd 6:35 UIW 3rd 3:38 LU 4th 14:52 LU 14:14 UIW 8:50 LU 3:44 UIW

1 7 0

2 0 7

3 7 0

28 21 4 14 14

Harrington 9 yd run (Ball kick) Roberts 31 yd run (Seidel kick) Langley 86 yd INT return (Ball kick) Harrington 45 yd run (Ball kick) Sessions 2 yd run (Seidel kick) Hawthorne 7 yd pass from Minden (Ball kick) Brittain 2 yd run (Seidel kick)

Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards (Net) Passing Yards (Net) Passing C-A-I Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Avg. Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Return Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Sacks By: Number-Yards

F 28 21 7-0 7-7 14-7 21-7 21-14 28-14 28-21

LU UIW 21 20 49-282 24-46 73 313 18-9-3 48-25-2 355 359 0-0 1-0 6-55 7-65 1-34.0 4-40.0 0-0 0-0 3-63 2-39 2-139-1 3-48-1 29:51 30:09 10 of 14 8 of 18 1 of 2 2 of 3 3-19 0-0

Individual Stats Rushing LU - Harrington 31-217 2 TDs; Raleigh 11-44 UIW - Sessions 11-39 1 TD; Fields 4-11 Passing LU - Minden 17-9-2 73 yds 1 TD UIW - Brittain 48-25-2 313 yds Receiving LU - Begelton 4-35; Jennings 3-24 UIW - Edwards 7-143; Killough 6-40 SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Lamar University running back Kade Harrington continued his record-breaking pace in the victory at the University of the Incarnate Word. He became the school’s all-time leading rusher, set a new record for career 100yard rushing games and became just the seventh back in NCAA Division I history to rush for 2,000 yards in only 10 games as LU defeated the UIW Cardinals, 28-21, at Benson Stadium. After a defensive struggle in the first half, both offenses turned up the pressure in the second. All but 14 of the game’s points were scored in the final 30 minutes of action. UIW outgained Beaumont’s Cardinals, 359-355, with LU gaining an advantage on the ground (282-46) and Incarnate Word finding its success through the air (313-73). Harrington finished with yet another 200-yard performance, as he carried the ball 31 times for 217 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Brendan Langley led the defensive effort recording a game-high seven tackles to go along with an interception he returned for a score. The early assumption about the game would’ve led fans to believe it was going to be a high scoring contest, as the Cardinals took the ball on the opening drive and moved it 75 yards on 10 plays and ended with a Kade Harrington nine-yard run for a touchdown. The score would remain 7-0 for the next 18:41 until Justin Roberts picked off a Carson Earp pass and returned it 31 yards for a touchdown. The interception was the second of three consecutive LU drives that ended in a pick, including two at the UIW one-yard line. Big Red had the slight advantage offensively in the first half outgaining Incarnate Word by two yards, 170-168. LU had the advantage on the ground, 119-28, while UIW outgained the Red and White, 140-51, through the air. LU broke the tie with 3:38 remaining in the third quarter when Langley intercepted a pass that deflected off the UIW receiver and returned it 86 yards for a touchdown. It was UIW’s first trip inside the red zone all game. Following Langley’s interception return, the offenses woke up. After the LU defense got another stop, Big Red was back on the move. Harrington capped a six-play, 43-yard drive to take a 14-point lead, 21-7. UIW answered right back 38 seconds later when they scored on the second play of the ensuing drive. The LU Cardinals responded by mounting an 11-play, 84-yard drive that took more than five minutes off the clock, and ended with a seven-yard completion to Martell Hawthorne to give LU back a 14-point lead, 28-14. On the drive Harrington put an exclamation point on one of the best single-season performances by a running back in the history of the game. He became not only the school’s all-time leading rusher, but also became just the seventh back in NCAA Division I history to rush for 2,000 yards in just 10 games.


Lamar Football Game 11 - 11/21/15 McNeese 20 Lamar University 14 Score by Quarters McNeese Lamar University

1 17 7

2 0 0

3 0 0

4 3 7

Scoring Summary 1st 11:59 McN Breaux 32 yd FG 6:19 LU Garner 66 yd fumble recovery (Ball kick) 5:30 McN Ross 26 run (Breaux kick) 0:36 McN Sams 32 yd run (Breaux kick) 4th 8:26 McN Breaux 31 yd FG 4:42 LU Brown 32 yd pass from Minden (Ball kick) Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards (Net) Passing Yards (Net) Passing C-A-I Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Punts-Avg. Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Return Yards Possession Time 3rd Down Conversions 4th Down Conversions Sacks By: Number-Yards

F 20 14 0-3 7-3 7-10 7-17 7-20 14-20

McN LU 24 10 60-406 24-63 37 113 19-7-0 25-9-0 443 176 3-2 2-1 5-45 8-97 5-37.6 9-35.4 3-50 1--1 2-41 3-35 0-0 0-0 39:13 20:47 6 of 17 1 of 12 1 of 3 0 of 2 1-9 1-1

Individual Stats Rushing McN - Milton 19-138; Ross 19-126 1 TD LU - Harrington 17-70; Earp 3-4 Passing McN - Sams 19-7-0 37 LU - Minden 24-9-0 113 yds 1 TDs Receiving McN - Battiste 2-11; Shelby 1-10 LU - Brown 4-74 1 TD; Begelton 4-30 BEAUMONT, Texas – The Lamar University Cardinals took the nation’s second-ranked team down to the wire but came up just short falling to McNeese State, 20-14, Saturday night at Provost Umphrey Stadium. The six-point setback ends LU’s season (5-6/4-5 Southland) one win shy of its first consecutive winning seasons since the 1966 and 1967 seasons. The Cardinals battled their rivals down to the wire despite managing only 176 yards of total offense. McNeese State finished the night with 443 yards of offense, including 406 rushing, but struggled in the red zone. The Red and White held McNeese State to a 2-of-6 (.333) performance when they moved inside the 20-yard line. An unfortunate trend that has victimized the LU all season, McNeese State had the ball for 39:13, nearly 19 minutes longer than the Cardinals. The Cardinals managed only 63 rushing yards against the league’s top rush defense. Junior running back Kade Harrington was held to 70 yards on 17 carries – his lowest production since the second game of the year. After forcing a three-and-out on the first drive, the Cardinals fumbled the punt return back to McNeese on their own 36-yard line. Five plays later, McNeese’s Jean Breaux converted a 32-yard field goal to give the Cowboys the first lead of the game. The next score was also set up by a muffed return, but this time it was the Cowboys who fumbled the ball away. After fielding the ball in LU territory, McNeese State’s David Bush returned the ball six yards before fumbling it at the 34. It was picked up and returned 66 yards by freshman Dedrick Garner for the touchdown. After a lengthy review, the play was upheld and the Cardinals claimed a four-point lead, 7-3. The Cowboys answered back less than a minute later when Ryan Ross capped a three-play, 75-yard drive with a 26-yard run. McNeese appeared to be on the verge of running away with the game after Daniel Sams closed out the first half with a 32-yard touchdown run. The Cardinals defense stiffened in the second half allowing only three points to their guests. The McNeese field goal came with 8:26 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Cardinals cut into the deficit when senior Joe Minden found classmate Devonn Brown from 32 yards out to pull within six points, 20-14, with just under five to play. Big Red went back on defense with 4:37 remaining in the contest and a full compliment of time outs. LU forced three third downs but was unable to get the stop as the nationally ranked Cowboys escaped with the win. Junior Xavier Bethany led the Cardinals with 13 tackles, including one for a loss. He was one of three players in double figures as classmate Larance Hale had 12 – including 2.5 for losses – and senior Ronnie Jones added 11.

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Lamar Football The Southland Conference

Now in its sixth decade of service, the Southland Conference continues to be a model of innovation, stability and consistent achievement as it celebrates the academic and athletic accomplishments of its member institutions. Having completed more than 50 years, the Southland has transformed itself into a dynamic and respected consortium of 13 member universities in three states. Beginning with a historic meeting of five institutions in Dallas on March 15, 1963, the Southland set on an extraordinary course that has proven successful well into its five decades of existence. The successful transformation continues, as the SLC welcomed four additional members in 2013: Abilene Christian, Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word and New Orleans. In addition to its newest members, the SLC also consists of Central Arkansas, Lamar, McNeese State, Nicholls State, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State, Southeastern Louisiana, Stephen F. Austin State University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. An original Southland member from 1963-73, Abilene Christian rejoined the league as one of the most decorated athletic programs in NCAA history, and the addition of Houston Baptist, UIW and New Orleans gives the Southland a regular competitive presence in the key metropolitan areas of Houston, San Antonio and New Orleans. Southland cities encompass approximately 14 million people, and six of its television markets rank among the top 100 in the U.S. All told, the membership of the Southland encompasses nearly 140,000 current students and an alumni base of nearly 800,000. Famous alums from current Southland Conference schools include former CBS news anchor Dan Rather (Sam Houston State), NBA executive Joe Dumars (McNeese State), ABC news anchor Robin Roberts (Southeastern Louisiana), Major League Baseball star Wade Miley (Southeastern Louisiana), NBA legend Scottie Pippen (Central Arkansas), and track and field Olympians Kenta Bell (Northwestern State), and Bobby Morrow and Billy Olson (both Abilene Christian). Other notable alums from current members include Grammy Award-winning musicians Frank Ocean (New Orleans), Don Henley and Rodney Crowell (both Stephen F. Austin), and Ronnie Dunn (Abilene Christian), television personality and actress Ellen DeGeneres (New Orleans), current NFL standouts Lardarius Webb (Nicholls State), Terrence McGee (Northwestern State), and Daniel Manning (Abilene Christian), professional golfers Shawn Stefani and Chris Stroud (both Lamar) and Colin Montgomerie (HBU), award-winning filmmaker Richard Linklater (Sam Houston State), American Idol winner Kris Allen (Central Arkansas), NFL Hall of Famer Jackie Harris (Northwestern State), former NFL standouts Bobby Hebert (Northwestern State), Gary Barbaro (Nicholls State), Wilbert Montgomery (Abilene Christian) and Gary Reasons (Northwestern State), former MLB star and Kevin Millar (Lamar), NCAA football coach Charlie Strong (Central Arkansas), actors John Larroquette (New Orleans), Ricardo Chavira (UIW) and Jesse Borrego (UIW), and the late NFL coaching legend O.A. “Bum” Phillips (Lamar and Stephen F. Austin). The Southland sponsors 17 championship sports, all at the NCAA Division I level. The eight men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track and field. The women compete for nine championships in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. The conference earns automatic qualification to NCAA championships in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s golf, women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and volleyball. Continuing its tradition of innovation, the league launched the Southland Conference Television Network in the fall of 2008 and has broadcast more than 160 events. The network has expanded its reach to roughly 13 million households throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma in recent years, and has also gained national viewership through ESPN3 and Fox College Sports. In its first six years, the network has received recognition for its work, earning numerous College Sports Media and Telly Awards. The Southland Conference, in conjunction with the city of Frisco, Texas, and Hunt Sports Group, also serves as the host to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game in Frisco, which has been home to the conference headquarters since 2006. The game is played at Frisco’s Toyota Stadium, and after a successful three-year run, the partnership was rewarded with a three-year renewal to serve as the national championship host site through the 2015 season. Southland Conference football ranks among the best Football Championship Subdivision leagues in the nation, and enjoys an annual expectation of competing for the national championship with multiple teams advancing to the NCAA playoffs each year. The conference has been represented in eight national championship games since the league joined the FCS (formerly I-AA) in 1982. All told, Southland teams have played in 109 Division I playoff games in 32

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years, winning 53 of the contests. Historically, the SLC’s successful football heritage has sustained itself through numerous membership and classification changes. The Southland joined the NCAA College Division in 1964, and was designated as NCAA Division II in 1973 before joining Division I in 1975. The league was an NCAA Division I-A league from 1978-81, before joining the ranks of FCS in 1982, its home ever since. During its tenure as a Division I and I-A conference, the SLC initiated the startup of the Shreveport, La.-based Independence Bowl in 1976. The Southland representative served as the host team of the bowl until 1980, compiling a 2-3 record in those contests. The conference can lay claim to five national championships, including College Division championships through former members Arkansas State (1970, UPI) and Louisiana Tech (1972, National Football Foundation). Louisiana Tech also won the first NCAA-sanctioned national title, winning the Division II playoffs in 1973. Tech followed that with the UPI’s Division II national championship in 1974. Louisiana-Monroe won the 1987 Division I-AA national championship. McNeese State, which has made 15 appearances in the national playoffs, also played in the 1997 NCAA Division I Championship game, while Stephen F. Austin played in the 1989 title contest and has six playoff appearances, including 2009 and 2010. On five occasions, the Southland has placed three teams in the NCAA playoffs. The Southland has produced 172 first-team football All-Americans during its history and in 2010, Stephen F. Austin quarterback Jeremy Moses became the first player in Southland history to receive the Walter Payton Award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding football player at the FCS level. The Southland is one of five FCS conferences with at least 200 selections (206) in the National Football League draft. There have been 26 Southland players taken in the draft since 2000. There are over 20 former Southland players on NFL rosters heading into the 2015 season. SLC alums in the NFL include Buffalo’s Terrence McGee (Northwestern State) and Chicago’s Josh McCown (Sam Houston State), who have each been in the league for the last 12 seasons. Other recent NFL additions from the Southland include Green Bay’s Kevin Hughes (Southeastern Louisiana), St. Louis’ Jabara Williams (Stephen F. Austin) Washington’s Devin Holland (McNeese State), Atlanta’s Marcus Jackson (Lamar), Cleveland’s Dominique Croom (Central Arkansas) and New Orleans’ Tim Flanders (Sam Houston State). The league has seen former Nicholls State players win Super Bowl rings in recent seasons, as former Colonel Antonio Robinson was a member of the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl XLV champions. And, Nicholls’ Lardarius Webb was a member of the Super Bowl XLVII champion Baltimore Ravens. Among the former NFL stars from the Southland include Fred Dean, who was inducted to the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 2008 to become the first former Southland player to earn induction in Canton. Other great NFL players from the Southland include Super Bowl XXIX quarterback Stan Humphries, Bill Bergey, Mike Barber, Fred Barnett, Bubby Brister, Ray Brown, Roger Carr, Larry Centers, Bruce Collie, Jackie Harris, Buford Jordan, Tim McKyer, Kavika Pittman, Billy Ryckman, Rickey Sanders, Eugene Seale, Rafael Septien, Terrance Shaw, Leonard Smith, Marcus Spears, Pat Tilley and Marvin Upshaw. Both Dean and Smith are recent inductees to the College Football Hall of Fame. The Southland Conference has also seen its share of great coaches during its history in Maxie Lambright, Ernie Duplechin, Sam Goodwin, Jack Doland, Bennie Ellender, Bobby Keasler, Larry Lacewell, Bill Davidson, Dennis Franchione, Pat Collins, and Ron Randleman. In addition to football, the Southland Conference can point to a number of accomplishments in all sports. While successful on the fields, the Southland Conference has repeatedly demonstrated its commitment to the academic and athletic success of its student-athletes. The conference continues to make great strides in the classroom. During the last seven years, no other Division I conference has improved its Academic Progress Rate as well as the Southland Conference. In fact, in 2009-10, the Southland ranked 10th among the 31 Division I leagues in men’s basketball APR. The academic progress the league has shown ultimately leads to higher graduation rates for our student-athletes. In addition to providing expanding opportunities for student-athletes, the Southland Conference and its member institutions are very involved in various community outreach programs. Many of these programs provide positive life skills training such as academics, citizenship and leadership to school-aged students in Southland communities.


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2016 Southland Conference Composite Schedule

Houston Baptist at Central Arkansas Northwestern State at Baylor Abilene Christian at Air Force Texas A&M-Kingsville at Incarnate Word Tarleton State at McNeese Coastal Carolina at Lamar University Southeastern Louisiana at Oklahoma State Oklahoma Panhandle State at Sam Houston State Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech Incarnate Word at Northwestern State Nicholls at Georgia Lamar University at Houston Northern Colorado at Abilene Christian Samford at Central Arkansas Texas Southern at Houston Baptist McNeese at UL-Lafayette West Alabama at Stephen F. Austin Southeastern Louisiana at Southern Utah Incarnate Word at Nicholls Northwestern State at Central Arkansas Stephen F. Austin vs. McNeese Sam Houston State at Lamar University Abilene Christian vs. Houston Baptist McNeese at Incarnate Word Abilene Christian at Stephen F. Austin Central Arkansas at Arkansas State Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana Sam Houston State at Houston Baptist Nicholls at South Alabama Central Arkansas at Abilene Christian Houston Baptist at Western Kentucky Incarnate Word at Texas State Nicholls at McNeese Southeastern Louisiana at Lamar University Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston State Stephen F. Austin at Nicholls Sam Houston State at Incarnate Word McNeese at Southeastern Louisiana Lamar University at Abilene Christian Kentucky Wesleyan at Northwestern State Southeastern Louisiana at Stephen F. Austin Central Arkansas at McNeese Northwestern State at Lamar University Nicholls at Houston Baptist Abilene Christian at Sam Houston State Incarnate Word at Abilene Christian Sam Houston State at Nicholls Lamar University at Central Arkansas McNeese at Northwestern State Nicholls at Northwestern State Abilene Christian at McNeese Houston Baptist at Lamar University Stephen F. Austin at Incarnate Word Central Arkansas at Southeastern Louisiana Texas Southern at Sam Houston State Lamar at Nicholls Southeastern Louisiana at Incarnate Word Central Arkansas at Stephen F. Austin Northwestern State at Abilene Christian Houston Baptist at UTEP McNeese at Sam Houston State Stephen F. Austin at Houston Baptist Nicholls at Central Arkansas Incarnate Word at Lamar University Abilene Christian at Southeastern Louisiana Sam Houston State at Northwestern State Southeastern Louisiana at Nicholls Houston Baptist at Incarnate Word Lamar University at McNeese Central Arkansas at Sam Houston State Northwestern State at Stephen F. Austin

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5 National Championships 12 National Championship Games 13 Bowl Games 22 Wins over FBS Opponents Since 2000 56 All-Time NCAA FCS Playoff Victories 177 First Team All-Americans 208 NFL Draft Choices


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From its birth as South Park Junior College in 1923, to its days as Lamar College, the ones as Lamar State College of Technology (Lamar Tech) and, finally, as Lamar University, the Cardinals have had an up-and-down – yet rich-and-proud football tradition. Actually, when South Park JC’s football players took the field for the first time only 12 days after the opening of the institution on Sept. 17, 1923, the team didn’t have a nickname. The players, who defeated South Park High School 25-0 at Beaumont’s old Magnolia Park that afternoon were identified as “the collegians” by sports writer Spike Cooper in the next day’s Beaumont Enterprise. Playing center for South Park JC in that first game was John Gray, later to serve the school as football coach from 1932 to 1939 and during two tenures as university president. Star running back for “the collegians” that day was Paul (Hog) Kinnear, and the team captain was fullback Ernest (Gus) Laminack. During its seven-game inaugural season, South Park JC played two high schools, three senior colleges and two senior college freshman teams and compiled a 2-4-1 record. The other win was a 10-0 decision over Stephen F. Austin College and the tie was 0-0 against Port Arthur High School. After the team’s midseason loss of 19-16 to Southwestern Louisiana, The Enterprise’s Cooper wrote, “From end to end and fullback to center, the collegians are the fightingest little football team we’ve ever seen.” Dunlap (Bull) Johnson became South Park JC’s football coach in 1924, and the 25-player team responded with a splendid 7-3 season. The team rolled up a combined 122 points in throwing four-successive shutouts to open the season, and the student body selected Brahmas the nickname for the school’s athletic teams. In a 23-0 victory over Rusk Junior College to complete the shutout streak, star quarterback F.S. (Spud) Braden completed 13 of 18 passes for 190 yards, statistics uncommon to football in those days of run, run and run some more. The University of Texas freshman team handed the Brahmas their first loss 9-7, and their other defeats came against Southwestern Louisiana 20-8 and the Rice University freshmen 7-6. The Brahmas wore red jerseys for the first time that season, shedding the green and white colors of South Park High School. The 1925 season saw the Brahmas under the tutelage of yet another coach – Lilburn Dimmitt, and they slumped to a 1-5-2 record with the lone win being 6-0 over Beaumont High. The ties were 2-2 with the Rice freshmen and 0-0 with Stephen F. Austin College. Gray completed his three-year South Park JC playing career that season and at E.A. “Beans” LaBauve was a the unbelievably 1979 inductee to the Cardinals young age of 19 Hall of Honor. became head coach at South Park High School in 1926.

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As in the previous three seasons, the 1926 Brahmas had a new head football coach as Joe J. Vincent took over and guided them to a 2-4 record. The wins were 25-0 over Victoria Junior College and 9-0 over Sam Houston State. The 1930s

With the home crowds dwindling below the 300 level for most of the 1926 season, the football program was discontinued for five years, but it returned in 1932 when the school name was changed to Lamar College in honor of Mirabeau Lamar, known as the founder of Texas education. Former South Park JC basketball star Otho Plummer, later to serve the university for many years as a member of the board of regents, picked Cardinals as the new school mascot. After compiling a 35-20-5 record in six seasons at South Park High School, Gray became Lamar College’s first football coach and guided the Cardinals to a 40-30-4 record over eight seasons, beginning with a fine 8-1 mark in 1932. The wins included a 39-0 blitzing of Blinn College, and the lone loss was 6-0 to the SMU freshmen John Gray became head coach in the mud and rain in 1932 and compiled a 40-30-4 in Greenie Stadium record over eight seasons. on Thanksgiving Day. A blocked punt at the 3-yard line led to the game’s only touchdown. Season tickets for seven home games in 1932 were $1.50 each, a far cry from the $60 to $400 price range for season tickets for this year’s second season of Lamar football after its return from a 21-year hiatus. Another indication of how much football has changed over the years is that the average weight for the 1932 Cardinals was 158 pounds per man. Quarterback Jake Verde, who later played his senior college football at Texas, led the 1932 Cardinals by running for four touchdowns and passing for six more, and he also served as the team’s kicker. The gem of the Cardinals’ 1932 season was their 6-0 victory over heavily-favored Southwestern Louisiana, sparked by a 35-yard Verdeto-Ernest Byerly touchdown pass and two fourth-quarter interceptions by Ovey Babin. By 1933, there were enough junior colleges playing football in Texas for the state to divide into sections and originate a plan to determine a state champion. Although the Cardinals weren’t as strong as they had been the previous year, they advanced to the state championship game but lost it to Amarillo Junior College 27-14 in Beaumont’s Purple Stadium in mid-December. The Cardinals logged a 5-3-2 record during the regular season in 1933 and defeated Schreiner Institute 20-14 in the first round of the state playoffs. Defense was the trademark of that team as the Cardinals held nine opponents to seven or fewer points, although two of those games were scoreless ties. Actually, the tone for the season was set in the Cardinals’ opener when they piled up a whopping 24-4 advantage over East Texas Baptist in first downs and a 408-101 lead in total yards but lost on the scoreboard 7-6.

Just past the mid-point of that season, nine different players scored 10 touchdowns as the Cardinals rang up a 71-0 blanking of Blinn College. Two weeks later, Verde exploded for touchdown runs of 83 and 67 yards, and he returned an interception 50 yards for another score in a 40-7 romp over Victoria Junior College. A near-perfect 7-0-1 regular season catapulted the 1934 Cardinals into the state playoffs again, and they edged Schreiner Institute 7-6 in their semifinal matchup. The Cards had to travel to the Panhandle, however, for their rematch with Amarillo Junior College in the championship game which they lost 34-7 despite being in a 7-7 tie at halftime. Early that season, the Cardinals won back-to-back games against the Texas Shorthorns (the University of Texas’ freshman team) by the scores of 7-0 and 16-0, and they also tossed shutouts of 32-0 and 19-0 over St. Mary’s University and Victoria Junior College. The 1935 Cardinals slumped to a 4-2-1 regular-season record and lost their state playoff opener 20-0 to Schreiner Institute. The season was highlighted by a six-day railroad trip to Mexico City to oppose Mexico Poly in the first of several games played between the institutions over the coming years. Although the Cardinals posted a so-so 2-3 regular-season record in 1936, they qualified for the playoffs and came within 15 yards of winning a state title. Kilgore College held off a late Lamar drive at the 15-yard line to preserve its 10-7 championship win on Dec. 5, in Greenie Stadium. The 1937 Cardinals went 5-3 during the regular season and lost their playoff opener 14-6 to Schreiner Institute. They then hosted Mexico Poly in an exhibition game that they won 27-13. The final two seasons of the 1930s decade saw the Cardinals dip to records of 2-6-1 and 2-7. They suffered four shutouts in 1939 when they scored more than seven points in only one game – an 18-0 win over Texas Lutheran College. The 1939 season marked the end of the John Gray Era as football coach. In an article in The Houston Post, sports writer L.R. Goldman wrote, “John Gray always performed miracles with the material he had. He had the ability to get 110 percent from his players.” The 1940s R.M. (Monk) Hodgkiss moved over from South Park High School to succeed the popular Gray as head coach for the 1940 season. The Cardinals failed to even register a first down in his debut – a 27-0 loss to Kilgore College, and the Cards suffered three more shutouts during a lackluster 2-4-1 season. With victories in the last two games, Hodgkiss coaxed a break-even 4-4 season out of the Cardinals in 1941. Among the Cardinal players that year were Oail (Bum) Phillips and Theo (Cotton) Miles, both of whom went on to establish great reputations as football coaches – Miles at the high school level and Phillips at the high school, college and professional levels. With World War II escalating overseas, Lamar played the 1942 season with only 23 players, and the team went 2-6-1 under new head coach Ted Dawson. The school then discontinued football for the remaining war years of 1943, 1944 and 1945. In 1946, Lamar College joined Tarleton State, Kilgore College, North Texas Agricultural College (the forerunner to UT Arlington), Paris Junior College, San Angelo JC and Schreiner Institute in creating the Southwestern Junior College Conference. Each school was obligated to field


Lamar Football teams in football, basketball, track, tennis and golf, so thusly, Lamar’s first all-round intercollegiate athletic program developed. The Cardinals returned to the football field with resounding success in 1946, carving an 8-2 record under new coach Ted Jefferies, who won a state championship at Wichita Falls High School in 1941. As did Bob Frederick starred many other hard-nosed veterans, Bum Phillips returned from in football, basketball the war and captained the 1946 and baseball at Lamar. team that launched its season with an 83-0 dismantling of Decatur Baptist College. The Cardinals registered five other shutouts in 1946, and they outscored their opponents by a combined 241-37. Chick Forwald joined Lamar as head coach in 1947, and the Cardinals slipped to a 4-6 record. Stan Lambert became Lamar’s head football coach in 1948 and promptly guided the Cardinals to a 7-4 regular-season record and the school’s first berth in a bowl game. Playing before a home crowd in the season-ending Spindletop Bowl, the Cardinals easily disposed of Hinds (Miss.) Junior College 21-0. Cardinal stars that season included quarterback Joe Westerman, end Bob Frederick, running back Jimmy McNeil and offensive and defensive back Francis (Smitty) Hill. Lamar made its swan song as a junior college football program a huge success in 1949 by roaring to a Southwestern Junior College co-championship, a 10-2 record and two post-season bowl games. Along the way, the Cardinals scored a school-record 346 points. At the conclusion of the season, the Cardinals lost a 21-20 heartbreaker to Pearl River (Miss.) in the Memorial Bowl in Jackson, Miss. Back home in the Spindletop Bowl, the Cards rolled to a 35-14 win over Georgia Military Institute behind the running and passing of McNeil and two touchdown catches by Frederick. The 1950s Although it remained a junior college for one last year, Lamar began its transition to senior college status by lining up an all-senior-college schedule for the 1950 season. Despite being outmanned by some teams, Lambert’s Cardinals managed a 5-4-1 record highlighted by victories of 34-7 over Southwest Oklahoma State and 75-0 over Daniel Baker College. The Cardinals intercepted six passes in the win over Southwest Oklahoma, and eight different Cardinals scored at least one touchdown in the rout of Daniel Baker College. Lamar’s name changed to Lamar State College of Technology for its first official season as a four-year institution in 1951 – one that saw the Cardinals go 6-4 overall and 2-3 in the Lone Star Conference. That season saw the emergence of wiry running back Sammy Carpenter, a 144-pounder from Orange, as Lamar’s first real superstar. He rushed for 607 yards and scored 54 points as a freshman. In his sophomore season of 1952, Carpenter set long-lasting school records of 210 rushing yards vs. Sul Ross State, 1,005 rushing yards for the season and 13 touchdowns for 78 points in the season. The 210 yards stood until Burton Murchison broke the mark with 222 yards vs. Prairie View A&M and then 259 yards vs. Rice later in the 1985 season; the 1,005 yards stood until Murchison ran for 1,547 in 1985, and the 78 points in a season remain a school record. After winning two of their first three games in 1952,

the Cardinals stumbled to six-straight losses and a 2-7 record marred by losses of 48-0 to East Texas State and 66-7 to Trinity University. When Lambert moved up to director of athletics in 1953, his top assistant J.B. Higgins took over as head coach and began what would become the most successful era in Lamar’s football history. Known affectionately as “Hig” by his friends, Higgins went 3-7 in each of his first two seasons, but improvement began to show in 1955 (4-6 record) and 1956 (4-4-1). The Cardinals then enjoyed the school’s only undefeated record with an 8-0-2 mark in 1957. Carpenter ended his senior season in 1954 with 2,703 career rushing yards, a figure that now ranks second only to the 3,598 yards compiled by Murchison over the 1984-1987 seasons. Higgins, who compiled a 59-38-4 record in his 10-season tenure as head coach, pointed to the 4-4-1 1956 season as being the most pivotal for Lamar’s improving program. The Cardinals gave an indication of what was to come in the near future when they clobbered Sul Ross State 34-7 in their finale. Ties of 7-7 with Sam Houston State and 13-13 with Texas A&I were the only glitches in the Cardinals’ superb 1957 season that saw 270-pound offensive and defensive lineman Dudley Meredith become Lamar’s first bona-fide All-America selection. The ties forced the Cardinals to share the Lone Star Conference championship with East Texas State, a team they edged 7-6. In their season finale, the Cards rolled up a then school-record 562 yards of total offense in a 67-19 trouncing of Sul Ross State. For an encore in 1958, the Cardinals got defensive-minded as they led the LSC in rushing defense, passing defense and total defense while carving a 6-2 record. Their losses – in back-to-back games against Howard Payne and Southwest Texas State – were by a total of six points, and they outscored their opposition by 188-52 for the season. By winning their first seven games in 1959, the Cardinals climbed to No. 1 in the nation in all of the college division polls. They outscored their opponents by a 21.14.9 average margin during that streak that ended with a 14-12 loss to Howard Payne. They also lost their next two games to Texas A&I and East Texas State before closing their 8-3 season with a 27-14 victory over Sam Houston State. Guard John Donaho and fullback Shepard Touchett were All-LSC performers for the Cardinals in 1959, and Ronnie Fontenot led the team in rushing with 551 yards. The 1960s For the seventh-straight year, Lamar won its season opener J.B. Higgins coached Lamar’s only undefeated team to an 8-0-2 record in 1960 as in 1957. scatbacks Jimmy Davis and Ronnie Fontenot dazzled the Mexico Poly Burros with broken-field running in a 42-6 victory played before a crowd of 3,000 in Port Neches. Higgins’ Cardinals went on to post eight wins for the

second-straight season and the third time in four years as they went 8-4, including a 5-2 mark in the LSC. Davis had 123 rushing yards and Fontenot 111 in the win over Mexico Poly, and that game marked the starting debut for Windell Hebert, who went on to become one of Lamar’s most du- Sammy Carpenter had Lamar’s first rable and reliable 1,000-yard rushing season with quarterbacks. 1,005 yards in 1951. A 20-0 loss to Louisiana Tech in Week 2 was Lamar’s first by shutout in seven years, but the Cardinals were blanked twice more during the season – by Texas A&I and by East Texas State. They rebounded, however, to win their final two games 18-7 over Sam Houston State and 41-21 over South Dakota. With 457 yards, Fontenot led the team in rushing for a second-straight season, and he earned All-LSC recognition along with guard Nader Bood. That season also saw the emergence of Bobby Jancik, who later was American Football League Rookie of the Year as a defensive back for the 1962 Houston Oilers. Jancik reached stardom and Little All-America status the next season as he helped lead Higgins’ Cardinals to an 8-2-1 record and a berth in the 1961 Tangerine Bowl, the top postseason game for College Division schools. He scored 62 points, rushed for 302 yards and caught 16 passes for an additional 357 yards, including fourth-quarter touchdown snares of 64 and 55 yards in a 38-34 comefrom-behind win over Northeast Louisiana in the Cardinals’ season opener.. The 1961 Cardinals scored 282 points to set a school record that stood until the 1987 team bettered it by a scant point. Joining Jancik as offensive mainstays that season were Hebert, Fontenot, Jimmy Davis, Armour McManus and Ralph Stone. Hebert, who passed for 1,214 yards and 11 touchdowns that year, was stunned by the death of his mother at mid-season but two days later threw for 109 yards in a 33-13 victory over Howard Payne before a crowd of 9,000 in Greenie Stadium. Defensive leaders in 1961 included linebacker Lindley King from Orange and safety David Webb, who intercepted a still-standing school-record seven passes. The J.B. Higgins era as head coach ended after the 1962 season during which the Cardinals posted a 7-3 record to improve his 10-season record to 58-38-4. Two of the Cards’ losses that season were seven-point LSC decisions to Texas A&I and Southwest Texas State, both ranked in the NAIA’s Top 10. Hebert threw for a then school-record 231 yards in the loss to Southwest Texas, and he finished his senior season with 81 completions for 1,112 yards and seven TDs. King was both a first-team All-LSC and first-team Little All-America selection. As Lamar moved from the NAIA and the Lone Star Conference to the NCAA and the Southland Conference in 1963, Vernon Glass succeeded Higgins as head football coach. The former Rice University quarterback and Baylor University assistant coach went on to win a school-record 63 games over an up-and-down 13-season career with the

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Lamar Football Cardinals. The popular Glass got off to a 5-4 start in 1963, and his up seasons included marks of 7-3 in 1967, 8-3 in 1972 and 8-2 in 1974. Glass’ down seasons saw the Cardinals go 0-10 in 1968 and 1-10 in 1975, his last year. At the mid-point of his first season as head coach, Glass made the bold move of turning over the quarterback reins to Phillip Primm, a red-headed freshman who eventually led the Cardinals to three-straight SLC championships. He led the Cardinals in passing and total offense in each of his four seasons and remains No. 2 career-wise in both categories with 4,036 passing yards and 4,379 total yards. Lamar football moved on campus for the first time in 1964 as the Cardinals christened 17,150-seat Cardinal Stadium with a 21-0 victory over East Central Oklahoma. Darrell Johnson scored the first touchdown in stadium history on a 30-yard run in the second quarter, and the Cardinals went on to post a 6-3-1 record, win the SLC championship and earn a berth in the 1964 Pecan Bowl. The Cardinals’ Jake David was an All-Southland losses that season Conference player for the were by a combined Cardinals in 1965 & 1966. eight points – 33-28 to the San Diego Marines, 13-12 to Texas A&I and 19-17 to State College of Iowa in the Pecan Bowl. While Primm, Harold LaFitte and Dan Yezak led the offense that season, lineman Anthony Guillory and linebacker Vernon McManus sparked the defense. A gem to the 1964 season was a non-conference, 21-14 victory over major college foe New Mexico State. Primm helped spark that win by completing 12 of 18 passes for 130 yards. Although Primm was plagued by injuries, the Cardinals managed a 6-4 record and another SLC championship in 1965. Primm’s two-point conversion pass to Frazer Dealy in the last two minutes enabled the Cards to nip East Central Oklahoma 15-14 in their opener, and they won three of their next four games before suffering back-to-back losses to Texas A&I and Southwestern Louisiana. Included in the early-season burst was a 20-7 victory over Arkansas State witnessed by a then-record crowd of 16,000 in Cardinal Stadium. The Cardinals clinched the SLC championship with a 21-3 triumph over Trinity University in which fullback Eugene Washington reeled off a then school-record 85yard TD run. Primm, McManus, LaFitte, Jake David, Dick Croxton, Ed Marcontell, Bill Kilgore and Mike Allman were All-SLC picks that season. With Primm passing for a then school-record 1,549 yards, the 1966 Cardinals shared the SLC championship with Texas-Arlington, a team they defeated 27-7. A 23-14 loss to Trinity University prevented the Cards from winning the title outright. Primm hit his high water mark of the season by completing 14 of 18 passes for 224 yards and four TDs in a 42-16 SLC romp over Abilene Christian, and linebacker Danny Jones led the Cards with 15 tackles in a 17-0 blanking of Arkansas State. Another big win that season was a 31-16 decision over Terry Bradshaw-led Louisiana Tech.

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Lamar’s bid for a fourth-successive SLC championship ended in the final game of the 1967 season when Skipper Butler kicked three field goals to help UTA defeat the Cards 16-10. Still, they won seven-straight games over one stretch and finished the season with a fine 7-3 record. Randy McCollum took over as starting quarterback that season and came within 16 yards of Primm’s then school record with 1,533 passing yards. Tommie Smiley, a 232-pound running back, was the team’s leading rusher with 890 yards. Croxton became the first Cardinal to earn a third-successive All-SLC award, and Kilgore, Johnny Fuller and offensive guard Spergon Wynn were all picked for a second time, while Darrell Mingle, Richard Bjerke and Bill Groberg were first-year picks. The Cardinals came close to winning three times during their 0-10 1968 season, but they never quite pulled off the needed big play in losses of 16-14 to New Mexico State, 20-14 to Southwestern Louisiana and 24-20 to Trinity. Still, sophomore split end Ronnie Gebauer caught a then school-record 56 passes for 831 yards, and defensive tackle Richard Cummings and defensive back Benny Lansford were All-SLC performers. The Cardinals ended the 1960s decade with a 3-7 record in 1969 but went 0-4 in the SLC. Their wins came against McNeese State, New Mexico State and Southern Illinois in their first four games, and they ended the season with six-straight losses. An example of the Cardinals’ futility that season came in their game against Louisiana Tech. Quarterback Tommy Tomlin threw for 308 yards and a school-record six touchdowns, but he didn’t come close to matching the numbers put up by Terry Bradshaw in a 77-40 Tech win. The 1970s The 1970 Cardinals started their season impressively, upsetting West Texas State 33-28 as Tomlin completed 12 of 14 passes and then holding off Louisiana Tech 6-0 in a rainstorm in Cardinal Stadium in Week 2. A 32-16 road loss to Southern Illinois sidetracked the Cards the next week, and Tomlin went down with a practice injury a few days later that kept him our of action for four games. The Cards went on to lose six more games in a row before blanking Texas-Arlington 24-0 in the finale of their 3-7 season. They surrendered 309 points in 10 games, a dubious record that stood until the 1986 and 1987 teams gave up 339 and 386 points in back-to-back seasons. Gebauer had 39 catches for 540 yards in 1970 to become the first and still only Cardinal to amass more than 2,000 receiving yards. His 149 career catches and 2,098 career yards remain at the top of Lamar’s career lists. Also, Bennie Lansford finished his career that year with a still-standing 14 interceptions. With Lamar languishing with a 1-4 record at the midpoint of the 1971 season, Glass rolled the dice by switching Coach Vernon Glass guided the from the I Formation Cardinals to Southland Conferon offense to the ence Championships in 1964, Wishbone T. With 1965, 1966 & 1971.

squatty quarterback Glen Hill at the controls of the Wishbone, it produced four-successive wins to close the season and a tie with Louisiana Tech and Trinity University for the SLC championship. The streak started with a 30-28 win over Abilene Christian in which Hill rushed for 100 yards and kicked the winning 30-yard field goal. Glass’ 1972 Cardinals pulled off a 42-28 road upset of Texas-El Paso in their second game and went on to post a fine 8-3 record. Doug Matthews, later to become Galveston’s city manager and a Lamar regent, rushed for 101 yards in the UTEP game and for a team-best 689 yards for the season. A first-quarter field goal of 41 yards by Mike Drake stood up as the Cardinals defeated Southwestern Louisiana 3-0 as cornerback Donald Hill sparked the defense with two interceptions. Another highlight to the season was Matthews’ 135-yard rushing performance in a 25-19 road victory over New Mexico State. Matthews, offensive tackle Charles Cantrell, split end Joe Bowser and safety Rondy Colbert were all first-team All-SLC selections. Lamar gained major college classification in football for the 1973 season, and the Cardinals compiled a 5-5 record against a beefed-up schedule that included road games at New Mexico State, Drake University and Texas-El Paso. They scored 17 fourth-quarter points to win the UTEP game 31-27 as Bobby Flores passed 8 yards to Steve DeRouen for the winning touchdown with a mere 12 seconds remaining. The Cardinals also scored late in their matching 10-7 SLC wins over Arkansas State and Texas-Arlington. Flores threw 11 yards to Larry Spears for the clinching score against Arkansas State, and Jabo Leonard booted a 27-yard field goal for the winning points against UTA. Joe Bowser, who led the Cardinals in receiving with 38 catches for 545 yards and three TDs, was their lone offensive representative on the 1973 All-SLC First Team, while end Leon Babineaux and safety Rondy Colbert, who later played in the NFL, were defensive first-teamers. Bolstered by nine returning offensive starters and 10 defensive regulars from the 1973 team, Glass’ 1974 Cardinals went on to post a fine 8-2 season. They won six of their first seven games, and their only losses were 37-21 to Mississippi State and 28-0 to perennially-tough Louisiana Tech. Fullback Dale Spence ran for two TDs in the Cardinals’ 18-6 season-opening victory over Drake University, and a 64-yard scoring pass from Flores to Larry Spears helped spark their 27-7 triumph at North Texas State the next week. Flores ran for two TDs, and cornerback Audwin Samuel returned an interception 60 yards for another score as the Cardinals defeated Southwestern Louisiana 38-13 in Week 3. While subbing for the injured Flores in the Cardinals’ SLC opener at Arkansas State, Al Rabb connected with running back Anthony Pendland for a 65-yard TD pass with 2:11 left to give LU a 10-6 win. The Cardiac Cardinals did it again the next week as Donald Hill’s 29-yard interception return set up Jabo Leonard’s 24-yard field goal with a mere four seconds remaining to give Lamar a 10-7 victory over Southern Mississippi. Leonard and the defense combined to give the Cards a 9-7 road victory over West Texas State the next week. Leonard booted three field goals, including ones of 24 and 45 yards in the fourth quarter with the winning one coming with 48 seconds left. After the loss to Louisiana Tech, the Cards closed their season with wins of 17-3 over McNeese State and 8-0 over Texas-Arlington. The Cardinals’ points in the UTA game came on two field goals and a safety. The Cardinals’ defense, which ranked 12th in the nation in Division I that season, held seven of their 10 opponents to seven or fewer points. Colbert, Hill, line-


Lamar Football backer Ronald Black, tackle Donnie Davis and end Leon Babineaux were all honored on the 1974 All-SLC team, along with offensive guard Keith Elliott. From the astonishing high of the 1974 season, the Cardinals dropped to a disappointing low of a 1-10 campaign in 1975. Injuries to key personnel played a major role in the downward spiral, but it still cost Glass as he was replaced at the end of the season by Bob Frederick, a former LU standout in football, basketball and baseball who had been the Cardinals’ defensive coordinator for the previous 11 seasons. Playing their season opener against the University of Houston in the Astrodome, the Cardinals held their ground through the first half but wound up yielding a 20-3 decision to the Cougars. The Cards also hung tough in four-point and three-point losses to West Texas State and New Mexico State, respectively, in their next two Lynn Bock holds the record for the games, but the two longest punts in Lamar history season-open(86 and 80 yards). ing losing streak went on to grow to nine games. Their most humiliating loss was 43-3 to Southern Mississippi in the New Orleans Superdome. It marked the fifth time in eight games for the Cards to score seven or fewer points. A 30-10 victory over Southern Illinois in their 10th game enabled the luckless Cards to avert a winless season. They managed an average of a meager 10.8 points per game and yielded an average of 23.0 and had no players voted to the All-SLC Team. Frederick’s first year at the helm in 1976 didn’t see the Cardinals make much improvement as they scored a total of 97 points in struggling to a 2-9 season. Their wins were 17-6 over Northwestern State in their opener and 21-17 over New Mexico State in Week 3. They closed the season with an eight-game losing streak during which they were shut out twice and scored a total of 43 points. Senior defensive tackle Donald Davis was the only Cardinal to make the 1976 All-SLC Team. Despite improving on both sides of the ball, the 1977 Cardinals failed to improve in the won-loss column as they again went 2-9. After opening with a 21-7 win over Northeast Louisiana, they lost eight-straight games before stunning highly-favored McNeese State 35-7 in Lake Charles. Burly noseguard Matt Burnett, who later had a successful run as Port Neches-Groves’ head coach, led the team in tackles that season and was a first-team All-SLC selection. The 1978 Cardinals endured a 2-8-1 season that saw the end of the Bob Frederick Era as head coach after three years that produced a combined record of 6-26-1. The wins were 23-16 over Stephen F. Austin and 36-31 over Long Beach State, and the tie was 17-17 against Northeast Louisiana. Offensive guard Victor Enard of West Orange was

Lamar’s lone representative on the 1978 All-SLC Team. Offensively, the pass-and-catch duo of Larry Haynes and Howard (Boo) Robinson showed signs of what was to come as Haynes completed 92 of 184 passes for 1,261 yards and eight TDs while Robinson snared 27 passes for 451 yards and four TDs. The hiring of 35-year-old offensive guru Larry Kennan to succeed Frederick as head coach brought optimism for a Cardinal program starving for success after four successive losing seasons. Kennan’s resume included impressive stints as offensive coordinator at SMU and Nevada-Las Vegas, and he swiftly lived up to his hiring-day boast that the 1979 Cardinals would play an exciting brand of football. Operating from the Pro-I offense, the Cards razzled-dazzled their way to an incredible 38 team or individual records en route to a 6-3-2 campaign in 1979. The Cardinals fell 20-7 to Baylor in Kennan’s head-coaching debut, but he responded by calling the shots in a 58-27 dismantling of Western Kentucky in their next game, causing Cardinal Stadium to swell with a standing-room-only crowd of 17,600 for their home debut against Louisiana Tech the next week. Kennan’s troops did not disappoint the enthusiastic crowd as they responded with a 19-7 victory, Lamar’s first since 1970 over Tech’s Bulldogs. Linebacker Kurt Phoenix sparked the fireworks against Western Kentucky by returning the opening kickoff a school-record 98 yards for a touchdown, and by the time that sunny Kentucky afternoon ended, Haynes and fellow LU quarterback Mike Long had combined for 323 passing yards, six shy of the then school record. Other highlights of that day included split end Jesse Cavil streaking 72 yards down the sideline for a TD after catching a Haynes pass, Robinson popping open in the end zone twice for TD receptions, defensive end Terry Lee Williams returning an interception 26 yards for a TD and the defense coming up with six total turnovers. With Haynes at the offensive controls, the 1979 Cardinals averaged 248.5 passing yards and 24.7 points per game, and they notched three wins against SLC competition – two more than the previous four LU teams had managed. Haynes had a 276-yard passing performance against Western Kentucky, a 258-yarder against West Texas State, a 262-yarder against McNeese State and a 286-yarder vs. Northwestern State, but they were just routine outings compared to his record-smashing 403-yard output against UT Arlington. For the season, he had 233 completions on 402 attempts for 2,641 yards and 21 TDs. The 143-pound Robinson was Haynes’ favorite target as he logged three 100-yard-plus receiving games and finished the season with record totals of 59 catches, 840 receiving yards and 12 TDs. Despite his brilliance as a passer, Haynes was relegated to a second-team berth on the All-SLC Team, but Robinson, Enard, Phoenix and tight end Alfred Mask were all first-teamers. Joining Haynes on the second team were offensive tackle Kenny Birkes and cornerback/kick returner Johnny Ray Smith. The 1980s Depleted by the departures of Haynes, Robinson, Phoenix, Enard and several other key contributors, the 1980 Cardinals lacked experience and depth and, consequently, dipped to a 3-8 record. They opened with a 41-8 victory at Texas Southern, but eventual Southwest Conference champion Baylor pounded them 42-7 before a standing-room-only crowd of 18,500 in their home opener, and Drake was a 38-7 winner in Game 3. The Cardinals righted their ship with a 45-21 victory

over Stephen F. Austin, but four-straight losses followed before they edged Arkansas State 23-22 for their final victory. One of the positives to the season was that freshman quarterback Ray Campbell from Livingston steadily progressed into a competent passer, completing 157 of 296 attempts for 1,491 yards and seven TDs. Flanker Sam Choice, who led the team with 34 catches for 579 yards and four TDs, was a first-team AllSLC selection along with Smith, the team leader in kickoff returns and punt returns. The first two games of 1981 produced the biggest highlights of the season. First, Mike Marlow calmly kicked a 42-yard field goal with three seconds left to give the Cardinals an 18-17 road upset of defending SWC champion Baylor, then the Cards traveled to the Houston Astrodome and destroyed Sam Houston State 50-7 as Cavil caught three TD passes and Herbert Harris two. The Cardinals’ other wins in their 4-6-1 season were decisions of 17-13 over Northeast Louisiana and 14-12 over Southwestern Louisiana, and the tie was 20-20 vs. McNeese State. Junior college transfer Fred Hessen beat out Campbell for the starting quarterback job that season, and he threw five TD passes in the Sam Houston State game. He finished the season with 182 completions on 365 attempts for 2,108 yards and 14 TDs. Harris, who had 13 catches for 192 yards in a 16-7 loss to Louisiana Tech, set school records with 61 catches for 911 yards and seven TDs, while Ben Booker led the team with 569 rushing yards. Linebacker Charles Broussard led the team in tackles with 96, and strong safety David Jones and linebacker Larry McCoy had 88 each. Late in the spring of 1982, Kennan departed Lamar to take an assistant’s job with the Oakland Raiders, and Ken Stephens, who had coached Central Arkansas to a 10-season record of 67-35-6, was hired on June 2 to succeed him. Stephens found coaching at the NCAA Division I-AA level to be a bit more difficult than it had been at the NAIA level. His best season was his first when the Cardinals went 4-7 in 1982, and he departed after producing an 1133 record over four years. The 1982 Cardinals struggled offensively as they suffered three shutouts and also scored only three points in a 45-point loss to the University of Houston. Their wins were 24-14 over Stephen F. Austin, 27-7 over Sam Houston State, 28-17 over Texas Southern and 12-3 over McNeese State. Stephens did, however, coach two, first-team Division 1-AA All-Americas – both as sophomores in linebacker Eugene Seale in 1983 and running back Burton Murchison in 1985. A product of Jasper High School, Seale intercepted a pass on his first collegiate play and returned it 52 yards for a TD against Nicholls. He went on to win the SLC Defensive Player of the Week Award an unprecedented five times, to amass a school-record 170 tackles (85 solos and 85 assists) and was voted the SLC Defensive Player of the Year in addition to earning the All-America award. A 5-foot-11, 205-pounder from Woodville, Murchison made his first big splash in the second game of Burton Murchison led his sophomore season when Division I-AA with 1,547 rushing yards in 1985. he rushed for 222 yards and two TDs in a 30-7 victory over Prairie View A&M. He surpassed the 200-yard barrier

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Lamar Football in two other games, including a school-record 259 in a 29-28 road loss to Rice University. With his Division I-AA-leading 1,547 rushing yards in 1985, Murchison shattered both the Lamar and SLC single-season records. In addition to his All-America award, he was the SLC Offensive Player of the Year. The 1986 season ushered in the Ray Alborn Era as head coach. He went 2-9 in his first season, 3-8 in each of the next two and 5-5 in 1989, Lamar’s last before the program was discontinued due to mounting deficits in its operation. Alborn’s 1986 Cardinals lost their first five games before managing a 17-3 victory over Southwest Texas State. Their other win was 47-23 over Central State of Oklahoma before a crowd of 961 in Cardinal Stadium. Murchison rushed for a team-best 830 yards in 1986, and sophomore Shad Smith and freshman John Evans shared the quarterbacking duties. They combined to pass for 1,772 yards and 10 touchdowns, and Derek Anderson led the receiving corps with 34 catches for 575 yards and three TDs. Lamar withdrew from the Southland Conference after the 1986-1987 athletic year, opting to join the newly-created American South Conference, which did not sponsor football. That left the football program with the burden of having to play as a Division I-AA independent – a move that made scheduling extremely difficult, especially for home games. LU had four home opponents in 1988, and three of those were West Texas State, Alcorn State and Mississippi College, schools that lacked drawing appeal in Southeast Texas. The 1989 schedule included road games against Angelo State and Alcorn State. Murchison ran for three touchdowns in the Cardinals’ first victory of the 1987 season – a come-from-behind 39-35 decision at Northern Illinois. Smith threw three TD passes with Anderson catching two of them as the Cards edged Stephen F. Austin 28-26 for their second win. The final victory was a 48-28 decision over Louisiana-Monroe in which Smith threw four TD passes and Murchison had a 44-yard scoring run and a 24-yard TD reception. Smith passed for 1,806 yards and 11 TDs that season, while Evans’ respective totals were 965 and nine. For the fourth-straight season, Murchison led the Cardinals in rushing with 813 yards on 130 carries, and he departed as Lamar’s all-time rushing champion with a career total of 3,598 yards. Ironically, the 1989 Cardinals were Lamar’s only team of the 1980s decade not to post a losing record, yet the coaches and players had to endure the pain and disappointment of seeing the program disbanded. A couple of weeks before the football program was discontinued by a 5-4 vote of Lamar’s board of regents, the Cardinals closed their season with a come-frombehind 22-17 victory over McNeese State before a crowd of Eugene Seale was a Division I-AA 3,263 in All-American linebacker and the Cardinal Southland Defensive Player of the Year Stadium. The in 1984. Cardinals rallied for 16 fourth-quarter points to seal their break-even 5-5 season, during which an amazing 24 individual or team records

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were either set or tied. The winning rally was sparked by a 15-yard touchdown pass from John Evans to Chris Ford and a 31-yard field goal by Frank Van Renselaer, then capped by a 2-yard scoring run by fullback Kenny Franklin with a mere nine seconds remaining. Evans completed 30 of 50 pass attempts that night, and his 396 yards of total offense (353 passing and 43 rushing) were the then third-most in school history behind only his 421 yards vs. Texas-El Paso and 405 vs. Angelo State earlier that season. The 2010s It was stunning but seemed only appropriate, however, that quarterback Andre Bevil broke Evans’ record with 426 total yards of offense in Lamar’s return to football in a thrilling 30-27 2010 season-opening loss at none-other than McNeese State. The Cardinals finished 5-6 in their return to the gridiron in 2010 under new head coach Ray Woodard. Seven individual and eight team records fell during the year with Bevil setting two records and tying another. In addition to the single-game total offense mark, Bevil set school records for passing yards (429 yards) and most completions in a game (34). The Cardinals would get into the win column in their home opener with a 21-14 victory over Webber International in front of a sold out stadium of 16,600. Wide receiver J.J. Hayes scored the first points in the newly named Provost Umphrey stadium as he hauled in a Bevil pass for a 25-yard touchdown. Lamar would run its winning streak to two games with a thrilling comeback win at Southeastern Louisiana by a 29-28 score. The Cardinals trailed 28-8 early in the second half before scoring 20 straight points to stun the crowd at Strawberry Stadium. Hayes scored from 19 yards out on a Bevil completion with 1:52 to play to complete the comeback. Following a 38-10 loss to Sam Houston State, Lamar earned a 14-0 homecoming day win over Langston. The game against Langston drew 17,306 fans for the third best crowd in the history of the stadium as Lamar averaged 16,079 fans per game for the highest attendance of any Southland Conference school. The Cards would drop three straight games, falling 26-0 to South Alabama, 31-6 at North Dakota and 23-17 at Georgia State. However, Lamar rebounded to earn home wins over South Dakota (24-20) and Oklahoma Panhandle State (44-6) to close the year. After returning to the field in 2010, the Cardinals were official football playing members of the Southland Conference in 2011. Lamar managed a 4-7 record on the year, including a 2-5 mark in Southland Conference competition. The records continued in the 2011 season as the Cardinals set or tied 13 school marks, including largest margin of victory with a season-opening 58-0 win over Texas College. In that same game, junior transfer running back DePauldrick Garrett established school records for touchdowns in a game (4) and points scored in a game (24). After a 30-8 setback at South Alabama, the Cards posted back-to-back wins with a 45-35 home win over Incarnate Word and a 48-38 win at Southeastern Louisiana. Lamar would suffer a five-game losing streak following the wins before picking up a 34-26 Southland Conference win over Nicholls. LU closed the year with a 45-17 loss to rival McNeese State. Senior wide receiver J.J. Hayes, who earned second-team all-conference recognition, set three school

records. Hayes had a single-game record 212 receiving yards against Northwestern State, single-game receptions (14) against McNeese State and 951 receiving yards on the year to establish a single-season standard. Kicker Justin Stout added to the individual records as he matched a school mark with eight extra point kicks in the Texas College win and a new single-season record for extra points converted with 35. The 2012 campaign saw the Cardinals play a pair of FBS opponents for the first time since the return of football. Lamar opened the season at former conference rival Louisiana-Lafayette and also took a trip to Hawai’i to face the Warriors. Lamar posted back-to-back home shutouts with identical 31-0 wins over Prairie View A&M and Langston. The Cardinals also enjoyed a 52-21 homecoming win over McMurry as sophomore receiver Kevin Johnson tied Garrett’s single-game record with four touchdowns and 24 points scored. Johnson, who would go on to be named the Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year, returned a kickoff 88 yards for a score and scored three recieving touchdowns. Offensive lineman Sean Robertson and defensive lineman Jesse Dickson were each named second-team all-conference following the season. Prescott, Johnson, Jermaine Longino, Marcus Malbrough, Branden Thomas and Chad Allen were named honorable mention. Punter Kollin Kahler was named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District-7 Team, as well as several other academic honor rolls. The 2014 season was a record-setting campaign that ended with an exclamation point. The Cardinals entered the regular-season finale with their most wins since the bringing back the program. It needed only one more win to tie a school record for victories in a single season, but it would have to come at rival McNeese. Although LU had been close to pulling off the upset a couple times since its return, they were winless against the Cowboys. To make obstacle seem bigger, the Cowboys entered the game ranked 17th nationally, and LU was winless against nationally ranked opponents. All of that changed in dramatic fashion on the final play of the season when Juan Carranco drilled a 23-yard gamewinning field goal with no time on the clock. Following the season, 11 Cards were named All-SLC, including first-team selection Mark Roberts who earned All-America honors after setting a school record for career touchdown receptions. Running back Kade Harrington only added to LU’s record-setting pace in 2015. A former SLC Freshman of the Year, garnered Southland Player of the Year honors and was a consensus All-American after a season that saw him lead the nation in rushing yards (2,092), all-purpose yards (213.36 ypg) and rushing touchdowns (21). By year’s end, he garnered American Sports Network Player of the Year honors and finished runnerup in the balloting for the STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Year award -- FCS football’s version of the Heisman Trophy.


Lamar Football Lamar Coaching History Stan Lambert (6-13-0)

Larry Kennan (13-17-3)

Overall Conference Conference Year W-L-T W-L-T Finish --Lone Star Conference- 1951 4-6-0 2-3-0 5th 1952 2-7-0 1-4-0 5th

Overall Conference Conference Year W-L-T W-L-T Finish -- Southland Conference - 1979 6-3-2 3-2-0 3rd 1980 3-8-0 1-4-0 5th 1981 4-6-1 1-3-1 5th

J.B. Higgins (59-38-4) Overall Conference Conference Year W-L-T W-L-T Finish -- Lone Star Conference - 1953 3-7-0 2-3-0 4th 1954 3-7-0 1-4-0 6th 1955 4-6-0 2-4-0 4th 1956 4-4-1 2-4-0 5th 1957 8-0-2 5-0-2 T-1st 1958 6-2-0 5-2-0 T-2nd 1959 8-3-0 4-2-0 T-3rd 1960 8-4-0 5-2-0 T-2nd 1961 8-2-1 4-2-1 3rd 1962 7-3-0 4-3-0 4th Vernon Glass (63-68-1) Overall Conference Conference Year W-L-T W-L-T Finish -- Independent Status - 1963 5-4-0 --- -- -- Southland Conference - 1964 6-3-1 3-0-1 1st 1965 6-4-0 3-1-0 1st 1966 6-4-0 3-1-0 T-1st 1967 7-3-0 3-1-0 2nd 1968 0-10-0 0-4-0 5th 1969 3-7-0 0-4-0 5th 1970 3-7-0 1-3-0 4th 1971 5-6-0 4-1-0 T-1st 1972 8-3-0 3-2-0 T-3rd 1973 5-5-0 3-2-0 T-2nd 1974 8-2-0 4-1-0 2nd 1975 1-10-0 0-5-0 6th Bob Frederick (6-26-1) Overall Conference Conference Year W-L-T W-L-T Finish -- Southland Conference - 1976 2-9-0 0-5-0 6th 1977 2-9-0 1-4-0 6th 1978 2-8-1 0-5-0 6th

Ken Stephens (11-33-0) Overall Conference Conference Year W-L-T W-L-T Finish -- Southland Conference - 1982 4-7-0 1-4-0 T-5th 1983 2-9-0 1-5-0 7th 1984 2-9-0 1-5-0 T-6th 1985 3-8-0 0-6-0 7th

Ray Alborn (13-30-0) Overall Conference Conference Year W-L-T W-L-T Finish -- Southland Conference - 1986 2-9-0 0-5-0 6th -- Independent Status - 1987 3-8-0 --- -- 1988 3-8-0 --- -- 1989 5-5-0 --- ---

Ray Woodard (26-32-0) Overall Conference Conference Year W-L-T W-L-T Finish -- Independent Status - 2010 5-6-0 --- -- -- Southland Conference - 2011 4-7 2-5 6th 2012 4-8 1-6 7th 2013 5-7 2-5 6th 2014 8-4 5-3 T3rd 2015 5-6 4-5 T5th

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1951 1952 1955 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962

1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

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All-Lone Star Conference

Sammy Carpenter, TB Sammy Carpenter, TB Roy Mazzagatti, T Raymond Meyer, FB Glenn Green, SE Bob Frank, C Wendell Martin, G Dudley Meredith, T Bob Nance, FB Glenn Green, SE Gary McKee, C Norman Noble, G J.E. Whitmore, RB John Donaho, G Shephard Touchett, FB Nader Bood, G Ronnie Fontenot, RB Bobby Jancik, RB Lindley King, G Lindley King, G

All-Southland Conference

Anthony Guillory, G Vernon McManus, LB Mike Allman, DB Dick Croxton, DE Jake David, DB Bill Kilgore, SE Harold Lafitte, RB Ed Marcontell, OT Vernon McManus, LB Phillip Primm, QB Dick Croxton, DE Jake David, DB Johnny Fuller, SE Danny Jones, LB Ed Marcontell, OT Phillip Primm, QB Tom Smiley, FB Spergon Wynn, OG Richard Bjerke, LB Dick Croxton, DE Johnny Fuller, SE Bill Groberg, DB Bill Kilgore, SE Darrell Mingle, C Tom Smiley, FB Spergon Wynn, OG Richard Cummings, DT Benny Lansford, DB Gary Crockett, DT

All-Conference Players 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 2013 2014 2015

Ronnie Gebauer, SE Jerry Harvey, DB Mordie Marcontell, OG Gary Crockett, DT Gary Crockett, DT Patrick Gibbs, DB Joe Bowser, SE Charles Cantrell, OT Rondy Colbert, DB Doug Matthews, RB Leon Babineaux, DE Joe Bowser, SE Rondy Colbert, DB Leon Babineaux, DE Ronald Black, LB Rondy Colbert, DB Donald Davis, DT Keith Elliot, OG Donald Hill, DB Donald Davis, DT Kevin Bell, RB Matt Burnett, NG Victor Enard, OG Clarence Wallace, RB Victor Enard, OG Victor Enard, OG Alfred Mask, TE Kurt Phoenix, LB Howard Robinson, FL Sam Choice, FL Johnny Ray Smith, DB Herbert Harris, SE Mike Marlow, PK David Jones, DB Terry Lee Williams, DE Eugene Seale, LB Rodney Clay, SE Eugene Seale, LB Ricky Fernandez, P Burton Murchison, RB Eugene Seale, LB Jesse Dickson, DE Tyrus McGlothen, DB Kollin Kahler, P Mark Roberts, WR Kade Harrington, RB Reggie Begelton, WR Bret Elenz, OL Bret Treadway, OL Larance Hale, DE

Three-Time All-SLC Selections Rondy Colbert, 1972-74 Gary Crockett, 1969-71 Dick Croxton, 1965-67 Victor Enard, 1977-79

Eugene Seale, 1983-85 * - Only First-Team Selections Listed

Ronnie Gebauer

Burton Murchison


Lamar Football Specialty Awards & NFL Players 1957 1961 1967 1983 1985 2013 2014 2015

Dudley Meredith, T Bobby Jancik, DB Spergon Wynn, OG (AP) Eugene Seale, LB (AP) Burton Murchison, RB (AP, FN) Jesse Dickson, DE (TSN) Chris Maikranz, DS (TSN, CSJ) Mark Roberts, WR (AP, TSN) Kade Harrington, RB*

AP-Associated Press FN-Football News TSN-The Sports Network CSJ-College Sports Journal * Indicates Consensus All-American

1968

Senior Bowl Tommy Smiley, RB

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Winners

1973

Richard Kubiak

SLC Player of the Year

2015

Kade Harrington

SLC Offensive Player of the Year

1985

Burton Murchison

SLC Defensive Player of the Year

1965 1983

2012

2013

1970 1974

NFL Draft Picks and Free Agent Signings

All-America

Vernon McManus Eugene Seale

SLC Newcomer of the Year Kevin Johnson, WR

Year Rd Sel# 1957 21 251 1962* 19 151 1965 7 93 1967 11 279 15 393 1968 2 55 4 98 1972 9 222 14 343 1973 5 117 13 317 15 376 1975 17 418 1978 12 316 12 321 1981 11 283 1985 6 163 1990 6 142

Player Dudley Meredith Bobby Jancik Anthony Guillory Ed Marcontell Darrell Johnson Tom Smiley Johnny Fuller Pat Gibbs Gary Crockett Charles Cantrell Ed Robinson Thomas Gage Rondy Colbert Jeff Bergeron Kevin Bell Johnny Ray Smith Danzell Lee Tyrone Shavers

Pos. DT DB LB G RB RB DB DB DT OT DB DB DB RB WR DB TE WR

Team Detroit Lions Houston Oilers Los Angeles Rams St. Louis Cardinals New Orleans Saints Cincinnati Bengals San Francisco 49ers Philadelphia Eagles Houston Oilers Washington Redskins St. Louis Cardinals Atlanta Falcons New York Giants Seattle Seahawks San Diego Chargers Tampa Bay Buccaneers Washington Redskins Phoenix Cardinals

Free Agent Signings Out of College Year Player 1965 Mike Allman Colin Ridgeway 1967 Bill Kilgore 1969 Wayne Moore 1970 Ronnie Gebauer 1973 Joe Bowser 1979 Matt Burnett 1984 Larry McCoy 1986 Herbert Harris 1987 Chris Brown Eugene Seale Bucky White 1989 Billy Bell 1990 Chris Ford 2012 Marcus Jackson 2014 Joe Okafor 2016 Cody Elenz

Pos. DB P OL OT SE SE DL LB WR T LB DB DB WR WR DE OL

Team Los Angeles Rams Dallas Cowboys Cleveland Browns San Francisco 49ers Philadelphia Eagles Dallas Cowboys Houston Oilers Los Angeles Raiders New Orleans Saints New York Jets Houston Oilers Houston Oilers Houston Oilers Tampa Bay Buccaneers Atlanta Falcons Pittsburgh Steelers Atlanta Falcons

SLC Freshman of the Year Kade Harrington

SLC Coach of the Year Vernon Glass Vernon Glass

Former Lamar All-American Eugene Seale spent six seasons with the Houston Oilers.

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Lamar Football Bruce Adair, 1984 Richard Adams, 1977-78 Seth Adams, 2015Bobby Adamson, 1971-73 Naisaun Ahmadi, 1988-89 Burnie Alderman, 1964-65 Jeremiah Alexander, 2010-11 Tyre Alexander, 2015Richard Alfonso, 2013 Bruce Allen, 1970 Chad Allen, 2010-13 Jerry Allen, 1951-53 Michael Allen II, 2010-11 Red Allen, 1981-82 Robert Allen, 1988-89 Ronnie Allen, 1972 Burt Allman, 1963-65 Mike Allman, 1962-65 Hunk Altenbaumer, 1985 Byron Amerson, 1988-89

Senior College Lettermen

Derek Anderson 1985-88

Derek Anderson, 1985-88 Ed (Thor) Anderson, 1978-79 Mike Anderson, 1971-73 Dan Andrews, 1956-57 Mike Andrie, 1984-87 Kevin Arey, 1986-89 Eric Arnold, 2011 Kwabena Asante, 2010 Tony Ashbacher, 1975 Emmanuel Atoyebi, 2015Farrell Attaway, 1951-52 Bernie Auld, 1979-81 Stephen Babin, 2010-13 Leon Babineaux, 1971-74 Emone Bailey, 2010-11 Steve Bailey, 1964-66 Ronnie Baird, 1969-70 Bobby Baker, 1963 Whit Baker, 1963-65 Andrew Balke, 1956-57 Alex Ball, 2013Steele Baptiest, 1983-85 Victor Barlow, 1983-85 Dwayne Barnes, 1984-86 Craig Barrett, 1967-68 Dillon Barrett, 2012-14 Ronald Barrett, 2014-15 Tommy Barrett, 2013-15 Troy Barrett, 1984-86-88

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Gene Bates, 1951-52 Anthony Beard, 2011-14 Brannon Beaton, 2013Steve Becker, 1983-84 Craig Bee, 1989 Reggie Begelton, 2012-15 Charles Behn, 1976-78-80 Billy Bell, 1983-84-85 Kevin Bell, 1976-77 Tommy Bell, 1954-55 Kevin Bellard, 2013-14 Olney Beltz, 1953 Mitchell Bennett, 1982-83 Jeff Bergeron, 1977 William Berlin, 1959-61 Bobby Berry, 1987 Caleb Berry, 2011-14 Alfred Besch, 1958 Xavier Bethany, 2013John Beuhler, 1960-61

John Behuler 1960-61

Andre Bevil, 2010-11 Robert Billings, 1985 Kenny Birkes, 1977-79 Richard Bjerke, 1964-67 Ronald Black, 1971-73 John Blackwell, 1966-68 Hoy Blanton, 1968 Marvin Boatman, 1980-81 Lynn Bock, 1971-74 James Bolton, 1951-53 Kyle Bolyard, 1983-85 Nader Bood, 1958-60 Ben Booker, 1978-81 David Booker, 1979 Daniel Boone, 1955 Jerry Boone, 1953-56 Billy Borten, 1988 Hayden Bourg, 1965-66 Daryl Bourgeois, 1983 Vernon Bowman, 1963-65 Joe Bowser, 1971-73 Gary Boyette, 1973 Hosea Bradley, 1979 Dale Brannan, 1982 Ben Breaux, 1985 Rusty Brittain, 1972-74 Charles Broussard, 1979-82 Darryl Broussard, 1982-84 Bo Brown, 1986-89

Percy Bruce, 1979-80 Ed Brune, 1953-55 Justin Brock, 2012-15 Chaston Brooks, 2015Chris Brown, 1984-86 Devonn Brown, 2014-15 Wesley Bryant, 1981 Gordon Buffington, 1959-60 Ray Buffington, 1961-63 Jeffrey Burdick, 1989 Kade Burman, 2014-15 Jimmy Burnett, 1951-52 Matt Burnett, 1975-78 Jimmy Burney, 1952 Bruce Bush, 1969 Randall Byrd, 1977-80 Steve Cahee, 1983 Bobby Caldwell, 1952 Greg Caldwell, 1982-83 Bryan Campbell, 1986-89 Colby Campbell, 2013 Daniel Campbell, 2011 Luke Campbell, 2012 Ray Campbell, 1957-59 Ray Campbell, 1980-83 Charles Cantrell, 1970-72 Rick Carber, 1978-79 Kevin Carey, 1985 Cole Carleton, 2014 Patrick Carlton, 2010-12 Sammy Carpenter, 1951-54 Corbin Carr, 2013-15 Juan Carranco, 2013Larry Carroll, 2015Paul Carswell, 1958-59 Doug Carter, 1968 Weldon Cartwright, 1976-77 Gary Casey, 1964-65 Rick Casey, 1978-79 Dante Cattaneo, 2015Jesse Cavil, 1978-81 Rodney Cavness, 1987-88

Mike Cebrun 1983-85

Mike Cebrun, 1983-85 Greg Chambers, 1971-74 Ben Chandler, 1984-85 John Chapman, 1954-56 Joey Chavez, 2010-11 Billy Chavis, 2010-11 Blake Chavis, 2011-12


Lamar Football Billy Chester, 1970 Leonard Choate, 1951-53 Sam Choice, 1979-80 John Christian, 1977-79 Bear Christianson, 2015 Bruce Clapp, 1976-78 Champ Clark, 1965-67 David Clark, 1971-1972 Ryan Clark, 2010-11 Warren Clark, 1963-64 Rodney Clay, 1982-85 Matthew Clay, 1978 Tracey Clay, 1981-83 Douglas Clower, 1951 Ed Cockrell, 1986-89 Chris Coffey, 1988-89 Rondy Colbert, 1971-74 Harry Cole, 1979-80 Lotice Cole, 1968-69 Mel Cole, 1974-76 Darrell Coleman, 1983-86 Jacody Coleman, 2010-11 Steve Collazo, 1973-75 Colton Collins, 2011-12 Daniel Conrad, 1965-67 Bernie Cook, 1954-55 Johnny Cook, 1964-66 Scott Coon, 1974-75 Ethan Cothen, 2015Ronny Cowart, 1971-73 Billy Counts, 1954-56 Koby Couron, 2013Brett Cox, 2015John Craven, 2013Charles Crawford, 1968 Rodney Crawford, 1984 Brandon Crissmon-Stewart, 2010 Harvey Criswell, 1975 Gary Crockett, 1969-71 Vernon Crowder, 1960 Dick Croxton, 1965-67 Robert Cuddy, 1971-74 Charles Culler, 1955 Richard Cummings, 1966-68 Donald Cunningham, 1974-77 Tommy Currie, 1963-65 Larry Daily, 1973 Mozell Darthard, 1983-84 Rex Dausin, 2013-14 Jake David, 1964-66 Doug Davidson, 1971-72 Bill Davis, 1952-53

Pat Day 1959-61

Donald Davis, 1973-76 Jimmy Davis, 1960 Josh Davis, 2014Kevin Davis, 2010-11 Nashon Davis, 2012-13 Ronald Davis, 1987-89 Taylor Davis, 2011-12 Billy Dawson, 2010-11 Michael Dawson, 1987-88 Pat Day, 1959-61 Frazier Dealy, 1964-65 Mark DeHoyos, 1975 Paul De LaRosa, 1989 Joe Deleon, 1954 Jerry Deller, 1980 Steve DeRouen, 1972-73 Brad Derrick, 1960 Robert Desha, 1960 Thomas Dickerson, 1977 Jesse Dickson, 2010-13 Charles Dinhoble, 1958-60 Kevin Dischler, 1983-84 Dwayne Dodd, 1984-86 Glenn Dorris, 1972 Adren Dorsey, 2010-12 Floyd Dorsey, 1979-82 Ron Douglas, 1984 Alton Drake, 1981-84 Garrett Drake, 2014 Mike Drake, 1970-72 Danny Dubose, 1964-67 Roy Duke, 1951 Blair Duncan, 1955 Frederick Dunham, 1973-74 Cody Dupuy, 2014 Ben Eaglin, 1973-74 Carson Earp, 2015Howard Easley, 1982-84 Frank Ebersole, 1956 Glen Edgerly, 1967-68 Jordan Edwards, 2010-13 Kameron Edwards, 2010-12

Justin Eicher 1978-80

Justin Eicher, 1978-80 Jonathan Ekpe, 2010 Cody Elenz, 2015 Dean Elliott, 1962-63 Keith Elliott, 1971-74 Arthur Ellis, 1989 Mike Ellis, 1977-80 Ronnie Ellis, 1983-84 Seth Ellis, 2014-15

Victor Enard, 1977-79 Reid Entsminger, 2014 Cameron Epple, 2010-11 George Eskue, 1971-74 Roy Esquivel, 1968-70 Herbert Estes, 1951-52 John Evans, 1986-89 Robert Evans, 1986-89 Marshall Fairchild, 2010-12

Ricky Fernandez 1982-85

Jim Fairman, 1954-55 Louis Falgout, 1974-77 Lanston Fall, 1975-77 Danny Faust, 1989 Ricky Fernandez, 1982-85 James Finch, 1962 Bobby Flores, 1973-76 Marc Flowers, 1979 Gerald Foltyn, 1957-59 Ronnie Fontenot, 1959-60 Robert Fontno, 1968-69 Barry Ford, 2010-12 Billy Ford, 1959-60 Chris Ford, 1987-89 Ronnie Foreman, 1956 Dionte Forney, 2011 Bill Foster, 1955 Joe Foster, 1971-74 Mario Foster, 2010-11 Bob Frank, 1956-57 Kenny Franklin, 1986-89 Van Lawrance Franks, 2010-12 Bob Frederick, 1951-52 Chris Frederick, 1975-77 Josh Frost, 2014-15 Johnny Fuller, 1965-67 Thomas Gage, 1970-72 Ruben Galaviz, 1988 Rick Gann, 1979-80 Danny Gardner, 1960-61 Dedrick Garner, 2015DePauldrick Garrett, 2011-12 Jordan Garrett, 2010-12 Louis Garriga, 1980-82 Roy Gaspard, 1965-67 Ronnie Gebauer, 1967-70 Patrick Gibbs, 1968-71 Jared Gieseke, 2014Keith Gilchrist, 1978-79 Zae Giles, 2015Kyle Gillam, 2010-13

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Lamar Football Clay Givens, 1971-73 Gratian Gladney, 2012-15

Bill Godwin 1981-82

Bill Godwin, 1981-82 Alex Goff, 2010-11 Ricky Gohlke, 1973-76 Joseph Gonzales, 2015Don Gordon, 1975-78 Brad Grant, 1987 Chris Gravitt, 1987-89 Glenn Green, 1955-58 Kenneth Green, 1981-83 Olen Green, 1984 Kevin Greif, 2014Richard Griffin, 1957 Tommy Griffiths, 1976-79 Bill Groberg, 1966-67 John Gruter, 1962 Adrian Guillory, 2011-12 Anthony Guillory, 1962-64 James Guillory, 1980 Kevin Gunnells, 2014

Windell Hebert 1960-62

David Haladay, 1963-64 David Halbrook, 1972-74 Larance Hale, 2015Cedric Hall, 1976 Tony Hall, 1970-71 Michael Handy, 2013Jacob Hanna, 2011-12 Danny Hansen, 1977 Jesse Hardin, 1983 Percy Hardison, 1969-71 Mike Hargis, 2012Caleb Harmon, 2010-13 Lloyd Harper, 1955 Kade Harrington, 2013Carl Harris, 2014-15 Darrell Harris, 2012 Harold Harris, 1973-75

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Herbert Harris, 1980-82 Jackie Harris, 1980-83 Roger Harris, 1962-64 Glen Harrison, 1981-82 Lawson Hartwick, 2011-13 Jaime Harvey, 1980-82 Jerry Harvey, 1968-71 Thomas Harvey, 1956 Dennis Haskin, 1983-84 George Hawkins, 1952 Martell Hawthorne, 2015J.J. Hayes, 2010-11 Larry Haynes, 1978-79 Tim Hayter, 2010-11 Windell Hebert, 1960-62 Jerome Heim, 1983 P.J. Henderson, 2011-13 Darryl Henicke, 1967 Patrick Henry, 1989 Torre Henry, 2010-11 John Hensley, 1972-75 Ronnie Henson, 1986-89 Paul Herring, 1959 Fred Hessen, 1981-82 Joe Hester, 1959 Danny Hetzel, 1967-69 Ed Hickey, 1988-89 Asim Hicks, 2010-11 Elton Hightower, 1951-53 Kye Hildreth, 2010-11 Aaron Hill, 1980 Clinton Hill, 1970-71 Darrell Hill, 1975-76 Donald Hill, 1972-74 Glen Hill, 1969-72 Larry Hill, 1980-82 Smitty Hill, 1951 Vernon Hill, 1960 Caleb Hobbs, 2014-15 Kirk Hobbs, 1983-84 Kevin Hoffman, 1984-87 Todd Hogue, 1982-84 Rodney Holcombe, 1983-86 Keith Holden, 1980-82 Kevin Holden, 1979-82 Nathan Hollins, 1988 David Hollyfield, 2012-14 Eddie Horn, 1978-79 Roy Hudson, 1973-74 Jimmy Humlick, 1986 Dan Hunt, 1966 Montez Hunter, 2013-14 Ernie Husmann, 1966-67 Cody Hussey, 2010 Joe Jack, 1977 Darby Jackson, 2010-11 Michael Jackson, 1985-88 Jim Jackson, 1968 Johnny Jackson, 1975 Marcus Jackson, 2010-11 Raymond Jackson, 1981-83 Tim Jackson, 1978 James Jacobs, 1983-85

Joshua James, 2010-12 Bobby Jancik, 1960-61 Andre Jenkins, 1985-86 DeAndre Jennings, 2015Davon Jernigan , 2015-

Jim Jiral 1979-80

Jim Jiral, 1979-80 Darrell Johnson, 1963-66 Duane Johnson, 1970-73 Edward Johnson, 1982 Jeremy Johnson, 2011 J.J. Johnson, 1977 Kenny Johnson, 1974 Kevin Johnson, 2012-14 Leroy Johnson, 1977-78 Matt Johnson, 2012Mike Johnson, 1960-61 Paul Johnson, 1987-89 Sherwin Johnson, 1987-89 Tim Johnson, 1980-81 Zach Johnson, 2013Alja Jones, 1983-86 Bobby Jones, 1989 Danny Jones, 1963-66 David Jones, 1975-76 & 79 David Jones, 1981-82 Ivan Jones, 1976-77 Ronnie Jones Jr., 2012-15 Ryan Jones, 2010-12 Scott Jones, 1976 Shawn Jones, 2014-15 William Jones, 2010-13 Ruben Jordan, 1979-81 Sam Jordan, 1975 Gary Joseph, 1971 Jacobson Joseph, 2010 Lloyd Julian, 2013Kollin Kahler, 2010-13 Mark Kebodeaux, 1974-77 Cliff Kellett, 1953 Donald Kelley, 1968 Mike Kelley, 1968-69 Ian Kelso, 2010 & 2012-13 Donald Kenebrew, 1985-86 John Kent, 1961 Barry Kerr, 1961-62 Jessie Kibbles, 1975-78 Mike Kiger, 1978-79 Bill Kilgore, 1965 Chris Killgore, 1979-81 Alden Kimmey, 1959 Lindley King, 1960-62


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Lindley King 1960-62

Jeremy Kirt, 2010-12 Tommy Kizer, 1971-72 Troy Knight, 1987-89 Jeff Knox, 1987-89 Bobby Koon, 1957-58 Gerard Krolczyk, 1969-71 Donald Krushall, 1970-71 Larry Krushall, 1971-72 Richard Kubiak, 1971-72 Joe Knight, 1961-62 Troy Knight, 1987-89 Chris Lafferty, 1986-89

Octavious Logan, 2010-11 Mike Long, 1979 Jermaine Longino, 2012-13 Donte Lopez, 2010 Mike Lovett, 1974-76 Brad Lowe, 1973-75 Bill Lucas, 1967-68 R.T. Luce, 1957-58 Mark Ludwig, 1968-69 Rodney Lukaszewski, 1975-78 Barry Lussier, 1967-69 Parnell Lykes, 1980-82 Phillip Mack, 1982-84

Phillip Mack 1982-84

Chris Lafferty 1986-89

Harold LaFitte, 1962-65 Bob Lakin, 1967-69 Bruce Land, 1961 George Landry, 1982-85 Louis Landry, 1982-83 Brendan Langley, 2015Gene Langley, 1986 Bennie Lansford, 1968-70 James Laramore, 2010 Mike Laudig, 1975 Danny Lee, 1977-78 Danzell Lee, 1982-84 Paul Lee, 1981-82 Johnny Lee, 1966-69 Stephen Lee, 1985-88 Jabo Leonard, 1972-75 W.S. (Bud) Leonard, 1951-52 Mark Lerch, 1985-86 Jon Lesage, 1962 George Levias, 1984 Ranzy Levias, 1984-87 Russ Levine, 1971-72 & 74 Kacy Lewis, 1986-89 William Lewis, 1968-69 Bill Lierman, 1951-52 Roy Lierman, 1951-52 David Lightfoot, 1970-72 Ilester Little, 1983

Troy Mack, 1985-88 Chris Mager, 1989 Chris Maikranz, 2010-13 Anthony Majors, 1983 Marcus Malbrough, 2011-12 James Mallow, 1957 Dennis Malveaux, 1985-86 Ed Marcontell, 1963-66 Mordie Marcontell, 1967-69 Mike Marlow, 1978-81 John Henry Marshall, 1951-53 Wendell Martin, 1957 John Martinez, 1975 Guy Martona, 1953 Alfred Mask, 1977-80 Doug Matthews, 1969-72 Don Maxwell, 1957-60 Chris Mayer, 2013-14 Harold Mayo, 1962 Roy Mazzagatti, 1951-52 Robert McAnelly, 1968 Kevin McArthur, 1981-83 Billy McBay, 1962-64 Thomas McClendon, 1971-74 Randy McCollum, 1967 Chance McCormack, 2013-14 Larry McCoy, 1981-82 Darrell McDonald, 1975 Scott McDonald, 1988-89 Adrian McDowell, 1982-84 Bobby McDowell, 1968 Keith McFaddin, 1983-86 Danny McFarland, 1982-84 & 85 David McGaughy, 1960 Eddie McGill, 2013Tyrus McGlothen, 2012-13 Lonnie McGowen, 1973-76 Patrick McGriff, 2012

Malcolm McKay, 1959-61 Gary McKee, 1958-60 Wayne McKeller, 1973 Ryan McLin, 2010 Armour McManus, 1959-61 Vernon McManus, 1964-65 Bill McNeill, 1958-59 Robert McNeill, 1965 Joe McReynolds, 1970-72 Kenny McRill, 1962-63 Duncan McVey, 2015Payden McVey, 2011-14 Ronnie Melancon, 1973-74 Bill Menard, 1969-71 Stephone Mercer, 2011-12 Dudley Meredith, 1957 Frank Messina, 1968 Raymond Meyer, 1954-56 Manasseh Miles, 2015Bruce Miller, 1983-85 David Miller, 1959 Hubert Miller, 1954 Robert Milner, 1978-79 Joe Minden, 2015 Darrell Mingle, 1967-68 Daniel Mitchell, 1988-89 Keegan Mitchell, 2015Mike Mitchell, 1973 Nalan Mitchell, 1977 Dave Money, 1985 Drew Montgomery, 1980 Kenny Montgomery, 1965-68 Arthur Moore, 1986-89 David Moore, 1975 Robbie Morehead, 1973 Earl Morgan, 1984-86 Shawn Morgan, 1985-87 Johnny Morris, 2013-14 Bob Moss, 1954-55 Logan Moss, 2012-15 Ryan Mossakowski, 2012-13 Jeff Muckleroy, 1984 Burton Murchison, 1984-87 Robert Murphy, 1974 Steven Murray-Sesay, 2010-12 Mark Murrill, 2010-13 Blaine Myers, 2015Larry Myers, 1984-87 Bob Nance, 1955-57 Kim Ray Nealy, 1985-86 Jayce Nelson, 2012-15 John Nelson, 1969-71 Larry Neumann, 1972-73 Danny Neuse, 1970-71 Jerry Nichols, 1959-60 Brent Nicholson, 2014-15 Jordan Nixon, 2010 Norman Noble, 1957-58 Larry Norman, 1970 Maurice Novak, 1987 Randy Nunez, 1966-69 Andy Oaks, 1985-88 Anthony Oden, 2011

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Lamar Football Brad Oden, 1986 Joe Okafor, 2012-14

Kim Ray Nealy 1985-86

Keith Powe, 1987-89 Eugene Powell, 1953 Kendrick Prejean, 2010-11 Richard Prejean, 1961-63 John Prescott, 2011-12 Doug Prewitt, 2010-11 James Price, 1980-82

Phillip Primm 1963-66 Philip O’Neal, 1968-71 Kevin O’Neill, 2015Mike O’Quinn, 1974 Geoge Orebe, 2012-14 Bernard Otto, 1957 Matt Oubre, 2015-

Ricky Overton 1975-78

Ricky Overton, 1975-78 B.J. Oyefeso, 2012 George Pachuca, 1969-70 Paul Palmer, 1970 George Parks, 1956-57 Robert Parma, 1957-58 Wesley Parma, 1951-53 Waylon Patterson, 1986-89 Taras Payne, 1984-87 Gehrig Payton, 1975-77 Jimmy Peacock, 1955-57 George Peddy, 1983 Anthony Pendland, 1973-76 David Perkins, 1966-67 Tracey Perkins, 1985-88 Robert Perkins, 1964 Sean Perry, 1989 Joe Persohn, 1983 Keinon Peterson, 2010-13 Blake Peveto, 2010 Ed Peveto, 1957-59 Alvin Phillips, 2015Don Phillips, 1961-63 Kurt Phoenix, 1976-79 Stan Pierce, 1969 Connell Pitts, 1960-61 Payton Ploch, 2010-13 Wayne Ponder, 1975 Dennis Porter, 1970 Woodrow Porterfield, 1968-70 Ronnie Potts, 1966-68 Josh Powdrill, 2010-11

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Phillip Primm, 1963-66 Keith Pruitt, 1983-86 Don Ptacek, 1959-61 Raymond Purkerson, 1951-53 Doug Pursley, 1965-67 Al Rabb, 1973-75 Richard Rafes, 1973 Emmitt Raleigh, 2013Carlos Ramsey, 1962-63 Derrion Randle, 2015Rodney Randle Jr., 2015Jerome Raven, 1988-89 Donald Rawls, 1981-83 Mike Reeder, 1973-76 Howland Reich, 1951-52 Howard Reid, 1973 Dudley Rench, 1956-58 Eric Reynolds, 1984 Desmond Richards, 2012-13 Lloyd Ricketson, 1968-71 Treston Ridge, 2014-15 Wayne Riley, 1962 Joe Rimes, 1956-59 Myron Riser, 1986-89 Hunter Rising, 2014-15 Calvin Roberson, 1978-80 Mark Roberts, 2013-14 Norris Roberts, 1981 Sean Robertson, 2011-12 Edward Robinson, 1971-72 Howard (Boo) Robinson, 1976-79 James Robinson, 1965-68 Von Robinson, 1976 Andrew Rodney, 1987-88 Danny Rogas, 1975-77 Jerry Rogers, 1958-60 James Rollins, 1975-78 Joe Rollins, 1984-85 Keffrin Rusk, 1984-85 Brent Salenga, 2013-14 Audwin Samuel, 1973-74 Juventino Sanchez, 2011-12 Mike Sandera, 1979-80 Ed Sanders, 1968-69

Donald Rawls 1981-83

Donnie Schattel, 1977 Pat Schilhab, 1969 Gary Schneeman, 1956 Roger Schott, 1962-63 Will Sciba, 1989 Anthony Scott, 1984 Eugene Seale, 1983-85 Ezell Seals, 1983-86 Elton Senegal, 1979-81 Gene Sharp, 1953 Tyrone Shavers, 1988-89

Tyrone Shavers 1988-89

Tramon Shead, 2013-14 Derrek Shelton, 1980-81 Jamie Sherman, 1982-84 Michael Sheridan, 2014-15 Aaron Shetley, 2010 Bill Silva, 1954-56 David Silva, 1972 David Silvas, 1974-75 Bart Simmons, 1974-76 Kevin Simon, 1986-87 Jerry Simons, 1970 James Simpson, 1986-87 Herschel Sims, 2012 Marc Singleton, 1985-86 Zach Skinner, 2010 Henry Sledge, 1958-60 Joe Sloan, 1974-76 Charles Smaistria, 1953-54 Tommie Smiley, 1965-67 Aaron Smith, 1972 Darren Smith, 1988-89 Darryl Smith, 1979-81 Don Smith, 1951 Johnny Ray Smith, 1977-80 Kenneth Smith, 1963-65 Kevin Smith, 2011 Mike Smith, 1966 Shad Smith, 1985-88 Tate Smith, 2015


Lamar Football Willie Smith, 1984-87 Greg Somers, 1976 Cory Soto, 2012 Larry Spacek, 1974-77 Jesse Sparks, 2011-14 Larry Spears, 1973-75 Lee Spears, 1965-66 Dale Spence, 1973-75 Corbin Spitzer, 1977 Cory Stagg, 1986-87 Charles Starcke, 1956-59 Edgar Stephens, 1963 DaQuan Stewart, 2014-15 Marshall Stewart, 1983-86 Ronnie Stiger, 1981-82 Mick Still, 1987-88 Paul Stockman, 1988 David Stone, 1976 Ralph Stone, 1961-62 Louis Story, 1977-79 Justin Stout, 2010-13 James Street, 1963 Rick Stroman, 1981-83 Harvey Stuessel, 1964-65 Andrew Sundermann, 1981-83 Lew Surratt, 1976-79 Rip Sutton, 1970 Trenton Swinton, 2015Monte Tatford, 1979 Harrison Tatum, 2010 Bruce Taylor, 1970-72 Juan Taylor, 1979-81 Paul Taylor, 1973-75 Omar Tebo, 2013Mark Teichman, 1974-76 Branden Thomas, 2010-13 Buford Thomas, 1975-78 Charles Thomas, 1954-55 Donald Thomas, 1981-84

Donald Thomas 1981-84

Henry Thomas, 1982 Tim Thomas, 1986-89 Chris Thompson, 1980 Courtlin Thompson, 2012-13 Ken Thompson, 1966-67 Terry Thompson, 1968 Richard Thurman, 1953-54 Bobby Tibbetts, 1961-63 Matt Tillett, 2014-15 George Toal, 1971-72 Robert Tolar, 1960 Trey Tollett, 1974-77

Tommy Tomlin, 1969-70 Shephard Touchett, 1956-59 Bob Trahan, 1952 Richard Travis, 1972-73 Rodney Travis, 1967 John Traylor, 1956-57 Bret Treadway, 2013Sammy Trevino, 1954-55 Charles Truitt, 1955 Kenneth Turk, 1973-75 Bruce Turner, 1977 Delmer Turner, 1951-53 Ronnie Turpin, 1979-80 Scott Utterback, 2012

Scott Utterback 2012

Frank Van Renselaer, 1988-89 Kenneth Vaughn, 1983 Mike Venson, 2011-12 Jay Verde, 1971 Joseph Viator, 2010-12 Bill Vincent, 1959-61 Arnold Wade, 1979-81 Darryl Waldrep, 1972-75 Jason Walker, 1989 Norman Walker, 1955-57 Ronnie Walker, 1956 Teddy Walker, 1952-54 Willie Walker, 1974 Willie Walker, 1986-89 Clarence Wallace, 1875-77 James Wallace, 1954 Tony Walter, 1969 Brent Walters, 2010 Kenny Wamble, 1968 Connor Ward, 2014Larry Ward, 1957-59 Jay Warrick, 1975-78 Andrew Washington, 1975-78 Darrell Washington, 1974 Eugene Washington, 1963-65 James Washington, 2010-13 Keith Washington, 1985-86 Marcus Washington, 2012-13 Brent Watson, 1983 Wayne Weaver, 1967 David Webb, 1961-62 Michael Wedgeworth, 1975 Mark Welch, 1977-78 Daryl Wells, 1970-71 Brock Wempa, 2012-13 Patrick West, 1989 Bill Whaley, 1951

Jestin White, 2011-13 Dwayne Whitehead, 1966-67 J.E. Whitmore, 1955-58 Troy Whitmore, 1989 John Wayne Wiersema, 1965-66 Bucky White, 1983-84 Tommy White, 1975-78 Randolph Wilburn, 1983 Sam Wilcox, 1954 Dan Wilder, 1974 Steve Wilke, 1971-74 J.D. Wilkins, 1976-77 Dennis Williams, 1980-82 Floyd Williams, 1971 George Williams, 1967-69 John Williams, 1971-73 Mike Williams, 1971-74 Ted Williams, 1975 Terry Lee Williams, 1979-82 Billy Wills, 1956 Herman Wilson, 1961-62 Hubert Wilson, 1960 Jake Wilson, 1988-89 Josh Wilson, 2011-12 Tommy Winn, 1963 Judge Wolfe, 2014 Davion Wolford, 2011-12 Jim Woodard, 1957-59 Chase Woods, 2015Jason Woods, 1989 John Woods, 2010-11 Bill Worsham, 1961-64 William Wowkanyn, 2015Gary Wright, 1973-74 Ronnie Wright, 1961-62 Glynn Wyble, 1954 Spergon Wynn, 1964-67 Tommy Yates, 1963-64

Mike Ybarra 1979

Mike Ybarra, 1979 Daniel Yezak, 1963-64 Jackie Young, 1968-70

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Lamar Football Gilbert Adams, 1924-25 Otto Adams, 1924 J.E. Aiken, 1925 Ernest Albright, 1946 Jack Allen, 1942, 46 Terrell Allen, 1948 Lemos Allman, 1935 Ernest Allred, 1923 Angelo Alvarez, 1946-47 Don Anderson, 1950 Roy Andrews, 1923-24 Leroy Arnett, 1933-34 Edgar Asbury, 1934-35 Doug Atwood, 1935 Ovey Babin, 1932, 34 O.D. Bailey, 1936 Tom Ball, 1936 Woodrow Bando, 1938 Buell Bankston, 1934-35 Ray Barfield, 1924-25 Harold Bartlett, 1940-41 Gene (Gabby) Bates, 1948-49-50 Bobbie Baublewsky, 1924 Billy Bayne, 1938 Paul Beard, 1937-38-39 Hubert Beck, 1932-33 George Bedre, 1940-41 Dudley Bell, 1939 Lee Bell, 1926 Bob Bellaire, 1942 Floyd Berg, 1940-41 Joe Bergin, 1926 Melvin Bergin, 1926 Ray Bergin, 1925 Granville Berry, 1940 Lamar Bevil, 1933 Vincent Bevilacqua, 1937-38 Don Black, 1946 Carl Blackmore, 1948 Hugh Blanchette, 1935 Raye Blanchette, 1925 Joe Bland, 1925-26 Thurman Bland, 1932 Billy Bolton, 1938 James Bolton, 1950 Emmett Bone, 1932 Forest Booth, 1926 Sidney Bourgeois, 1924 Joe Bourland, 1938 Bill Bowers, 1937 F.S. (Spud) Braden, 1924-25 Bill Braswell, 1932 Merlin Breaux, 1950 J.P. Broussard, 1935 Burren Brown, 1934-35 Red Brown, 1946 Wallace Brown, 1941 Herbert Brunson, 1938-39 Joe Burke, 1939 George Burlin, 1948 Walter Burton, 1946

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Junior College Lettermen Billy Downs, 1939

Bert Buteaud, 1946-48 Ernest Byerly, 1932-33 Clarence Cain, 1933-34 Bill Canfield, 1937 Charles Capps, 1940 Earl Carl, 1939 Vane Cartee, 1932-33 Di Carver, 1932-33 John Certa, 1946-47 Preston Cessac, 1937 Ennis Chafin, 1932 E.J. Chamblee, 1934 Angelo Chimeno, 1940 Godfrey Choate, 1938-39 Allison Crane, 1948 Bo Christian, 1946-47 Fred Clark, 1933-34 Billy Clement, 1942 Harold Clinefelter, 1940 Lester Clodiaux, 1937 Curley Cohn, 1932 Henry Cole, 1936 Melvin Coleman, 1941 E.W. (Duck) Collins, 1940-41 Lamar Combs, 1932-33 M.F. (Red) Conner, 1937-38-39 Frank Cook, 1932 Jules Cook, 1938 Harry Cooke, 1923-24-26 Fred Costilla, 1938-39 D.T. Cotham, 1936 L.M. Coy, 1936-37 Cleo Creamer, 1934 Audie Creel, 1942 Clarence Crenshaw, 1926 James Crouch, 1936-37 H.M. Culpepper, 1940-41 John Curtis, 1948 Ashton Daigle, 1934 Joe Davidson, 1926 Roy Davidson, 1946-47 Averill Davis, 1946 Ludie Davis, 1947 Wade Davis, 1940 Wilbur Davis, 1947 Will Davis, 1948-49 C.C. Dawson, 1942 Elmer Deason, 1932 Johnny Deason, 1934-35 Ray Deaton, 1941 Lionel DeRouen, 1950 Bob Deslatte, 1942 Wilton Deslatte, 1950 Warren DeVillier, 1940 Alan Dickensen, 1938 Wayne Dillon, 1939 A.M Dodd, 1938 Elmo Dorsey, 1948-49-50 Leon Dorsey, 1935 Ted Dorsey, 1932-33 M. Dowell, 1926

E.L. Duhon, 1950 Ed Dupree, 1923 Mickey Durk, 1949 Dalton Dyess, 1949 John East, 1937 Moise Eastham, 1932 Buck Elkins, 1932-33 Morris English, 1937-38-39 Frank Evans, 1942 L.E. Ezell, 1924 Johnny Farha, 1938 Johnny Farinella, 1939-40 A.D. Faulk, 1941 Herman Fehl, 1937 Louie (Dutch) Fehl, 1923 Aubrey Felder, 1947-48 Jerome Feldman, 1948 Herb Finger, 1942 Howard Fisher, 1934 Arthur Fore, 1936, 39 Billy Foster, 1926 Leslie Foster, 1926 Johnny Frank, 1937 Elvin Franklin, 1936-37 Melvin Franklin, 1936-37 Bob Frederick, 1948-49-50 Preston French, 1938-39-40 Frank Formuga, 1940 Fred Fulgham, 1949-50 Ken Fulgham, 1950 Sam Gallier, 1941-42 Clifton Garrett, 1946 Sherrill Garrett, 1941 Alton Geisendorff, 1947-48 Walter Gernand, 1936 Leroy Gibson, 1940-41 S.A. Giglio, 1925 Sam Giglio, 1936 Red Gill, 1925 Joe Glasson, 1935 Stanton Glazener, 1948-49 Art (Snow) Gordon, 1932-33 Harley Graff, 1949-50 Howard Graff, 1949-50 Claude Graves, 1938 George Gray, 1938 John Gray, 1923-24-25 John Green, 1932 Maurice Green, 1932-33 Sterling Griffin, 1947 Charles Griffith, 1949 Claude Gunn, 1938 Chris Hahn, 1924-25 Bob Hall, 1936 Earl Hall, 1949 Milton Hall, 1948 Pearman Hardy, 1947 Maxey Hargrove, 1923-24 Floyd Harper, 1950 Alfred Harrington, 1950

Bill Hart, 1939, 40, 42 Christy Hartman, 1936-37 Edgar Hass, 1938 Arthur Hawn, 1934-35 Hubert Hawthorne, 1923 Bob Hazlip, 1934 Stanley Head, 1934 Tom Head, 1936 J.W. Henderson, 1947 Henry Hensley, 1932 Victor Herm, 1936 Bud Herring, 1941 Harry Hicks, 1949 Bobby Hickman, 1948 Elton Hightower, 1950 Arthur Hill, 1950 Gene Hill, 1946 Smitty Hill, 1948-49-50 Andy Hillhouse, 1946 R.A. Hillier, 1949-50 J.W. Hise, 1937 Karl Hollier, 1949-50 Gordon Hope, 1936 Orrin Hopper, 1932-33 Charles Howell, 1924 Ezra Clinton Hughes, 1924 Horace Humphrey, 1938 Leo Hyse, 1942 Wilmoth Ingells, 1935 Wayne Ivers, 1938 Bob Jackson, 1939 Fred Jackson, 1946 James Jay, 1936-37 Clinton Johnson, 1933-34 Doyle Johnson, 1932 Jock Johnson, 1941 Ned Johnson, 1937 O.S. Johnson, 1937-38 Malcolm Johnstone, 1936 Curtis Jones, 1935-36 Harvey Jones, 1940 Carroll Kennedy, 1939 Charles Kennedy, 1940 Douglas Key, 1939 Ed Khoury, 1925 Paul (Hog) Kinnear, 1923-24 Curtis Kling, 1932 Herbert Knowles, 1933-34 Bob Kocter, 1942 E.A. LaBauve, 1933 Elmo LaBauve, 1924-25 Leon Lackey, 1938 Ernest Laminack, 1923 Charles Landry, 1939-40 J.C. Landry, 1937 Pat Landry, 1947 Glazer Lane, 1936 Jim Latta, 1949-50 George Laughman, 1934 Danny LeBlanc, 1935 Ira LeBlanc, 1948-49


Lamar Football Otis Lee, 1932-33 J.F. LeGros, 1941 W.S. (Bud) Leonard, 1948-49-50 Bill Lierman, 1948-49-50 Roy (Toby) Lierman, 1949-50 Jack Light, 1936 Walter Looney, 1939 A.J. Luquette, 1946-47 Richard Maddux, 1948 Charles Malitz, 1936-37 Waylon Manning, 1933-34 Roy Marsh, 1926 Bob Marshall, 1948-49 Ernest Marshall, 1936-37 John Marshall, 1950 Clyde Martin, 1949 Joe Martinez, 1950 Gilbert Massey, 1946-47 Clint Mayes, 1932-33 Roy Mazzagatti, 1948-49-50 Jack McCann, 1938-39 Bruce McClelland, 1936 Hugh McConaughey, 1950 J.B. McConnico, 1938 Ben McCowen, 1926 May McCreight, 1940 Graham McCullough, 1923-24 Charles McDonald, 1947 H.A. McDonald, 1925 John McGrew, 1940 Floyd McGuistion, 1935, 37 Jim McHenry, 1935-36 Maurice McInnis, 1939-40 Hal McKinley, 1939 John McLain, 1938 Reagan McLemore, 1924 Jimmy McNeill, 1948-49 Paul McNeill, 1923 Lee Mendenhall, 1936-37 Corwin Menthendall, 1933-34 Herman Meyers, 1937, 39 Leonard Migues, 1932 Theo (Cotton) Miles, 1941-42 Truman Milling, 1947 Bennie Mitchell, 1942 David Mitchell, 1948 Leroy Molbert, 1942 Joe Monford, 1940-41 Ewing Mosely, 1935 Pat Moulden, 1950 Rene Mouton, 1934-35 Red Myers, 1933 Edwin Nash, 1934-35 Goober Nelson, 1924-25 Jim Nelson, 1932 Rudolph Neumann, 1940-41 Garland Nunnelly, 1939 Wesley Nunez, 1942 Charles Oliver, 1946-47 James L. Oliver, 1947 Earl Ott, 1926 Emmett Owen, 1939-40 Stanley Owens, 1925

Jimmy Dan Pace, 1949-50 Harold Gene Palmer, 1948 Don Parker, 1950 Lawrence Parkhouse, 1940 Wesley Parma, 1950 Vernon Perdue, 1935-36 Lucas Petkovsek, 1942 Roy Philip, 1926 Bill Phillips, 1936 Glenn Phillips, 1939 Oail (Bum) Phillips, 1941, 46-47 Bill Plake, 1941 S.R. Plake, 1936 Jimmy Plyton, 1942 Preston Premeaux, 1948 Jeff Purdon, 1932-33 Ray Purkerson, 1950 Pat Rachal, 1948 Lehman Rahn, 1934 Leon Rahn, 1935-36 Vernon Ramke, 1946-47 Charles (Bubba) Ray, 1941-42 Stanley Ray, 1935 Arthur Reddell, 1925 Jimmy Reed, 1937 L.D. Reed, 1934-35 Bert Reeder, 1946 Aubrey Reeves, 1940 Howland Reich, 1949-50 Joe Renfrom, 1932 D.L. Richards, 1934 Frankie Rinando, 1936 O.J. Rivere, 1940 Jasper Rizzo, 1941 Robert Roberts, 1926 Walter Robin, 1950 Frank Roccaforte, 1940 Carlos Rojo, 1948 Carlos Romano, 1946-47 Bobby Roop, 1950 Tony Rossi, 1934 Bill Roy, 1937 Robert (Rob) Roy, 1926 Woodrow Roy, 1933-34 Clyde Rush, 1933-34 Lew Russell Jr., 1948-49 Sam Salim, 1947-48-49 Ralph Sanders, 1934 Sandy Sanderson, 1949 David Sapp, 1950 Tommie Saxe, 1925-26 Charlie Schmucker, 1932 Jackie Scouten, 1948-49 Meryl Self, 1936 Larry Shaw, 1940 Bill Sheffield, 1936-37 Dick Sheffield, 1942-46 Otho Shirley, 1924-25 W.W. Simmons, 1947 W.G. Shivers, 1940 Lawrence Smailhall, 1934-35 Eugene Smiley, 1947, 49 Bobby Lee Smith, 1946

Brandt Smith, 1947-48 James Smith, 1934-35 Richard Smith, 1938 Robbie Dee Smith, 1946-47 Wallace Smith, 1932 Gene Sory, 1948 Christy Sparks, 1941 I.D. Sparks, 1942 Melvyn Sparks, 1937, 39 Earl Spell, 1938 Asa Spencer, 1923 Odre Speyrer, 1947 Alvin Stahl, 1925 Durwood Steele, 1934-35 Ray Sterling, 1940 Bill Steussey, 1938 Fred Stone, 1939 Kenneth Stowe, 1946 W.L. Straughn, 1941 Herman Strauss, 1950 Kelley Strayberry, 1937 W.A. Strickland, 1937-38 Voy Strother, 1939 Sterling Swift, 1948 Earl Swinney, 1932 Rudolph Tatum, 1924 Mike Tawell, 1947 Joe Tilley, 1937-38-39 James Travis, 1935 Don Trawick, 1950 Sam Trevino, 1949-50 Tommy Trigge, 1946-47 Sidney Trimble, 1940-41 Richard Tucker, 1948 Don Tucket, 1948 Ed Vallee, 1932 Jake Verde, 1932-33 J.B. Vick, 1948 Vernon Vick, 1947 Jack Viterbo, 1938-39 Hugh Wagner, 1947 John Walker, 1926 Tillie Walker, 1923-24 William Walker, 1926 Robin Walter, 1950 L.R. Weldon, 1949-50 Bobby Wendrock, 1939 Joe Westerman, 1948 Billy Wherry, 1932-33 Bill White, 1939 Morris White, 1932-33 John Whitely, 1940-41 Felix Wiggins Jr., 1948 Perry Wiggins, 1932 Robert Williams, 1936 Charles Williamson, 1946-47 Billy Willingham, 1947 Hugh Wilson, 1932 John D. Wilson, 1939-40-41 L.C. Wilson, 1923-24 Tommy Wilson, 1949-50 Jack Winstel, 1950 Charles Woodridge, 1946

Nolan Woods, 1939 Carl Van Wormer, 1926 Orville Wright, 1942 Virgil Wright, 1941 Irving Wyble, 1934-35 Mortimer Wyble, 1935 Warren Wyble, 1932-33-34 Charles Young, 1940 Harold Young, 1924 Willard Young, 1938-39 Desmond Zoch, 1946-47 Shelton Zorn, 1938

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Cardinal Hall of Honor

Gene (Gabby) Bates (1998)................................ 1948-52 Kevin Bell (2002)................................................. 1974-77 Richard Bjerke (2003).......................................... 1964-67 Nader Bood (1987).............................................. 1958-60 Matt Burnett (1999).............................................. 1975-78 Sammy Carpenter (1973).................................... 1951-54 Rondy Colbert (2002).......................................... 1971-74 Dickie Croxton (1991).......................................... 1964-67 Jake David (1987)............................................... 1964-66 Victor Enard (1999)............................................. 1975-79 John Evans (2001).............................................. 1986-89 Bob Frederick (1980)........................................... 1948-52 Johnny Fuller (1973)............................................ 1964-67 Patrick Gibbs (2004)............................................ 1968-71 Anthony Guillory (1985)....................................... 1962-64 Jackie Harris (1997)............................................ 1981-84 Larry Haynes (2003)............................................ 1978-79 Dan Hetzel (2002)............................................... 1968-70 Smitty Hill (1995)................................................. 1948-53 Bobby Jancik (1979)............................................ 1960-61 Jesse Kibbles (1998)........................................... 1975-78 Bill Kilgore (2006)................................................ 1964-67 Lindley King (1981).............................................. 1960-62 E.A. “Beans” LaBauve (1979).............................. 1924-25 Otis Lee (1977).................................................... 1932-33 W.S. “Bud” Leonard (1974).................................. 1948-52 Ed Marcontell (2001)........................................... 1962-66 Doug Matthews (1985)........................................ 1969-72 Roy Mazzagatti (1977)........................................ 1948-52 Jimmy McNeil (1993)........................................... 1948-49 Dudley Meredith (1973)....................................... 1957 Burton Murchison (1995)..................................... 1984-87 O.A. “Bum” Phillips (1977)................................... 1941, 1946-47 Phillip Primm (1979)............................................ 1963-66 Dr. Ray Purkerson (2001).................................... 1950-53 Howard “Boo” Robinson (2003)........................... 1976-79 Sam Salim (1977)................................................ 1948-49 Charles Schmucker (1995).................................. 1932 Eugene Seale (1991)........................................... 1983-85 Tom Smiley (1976)............................................... 1965-67 Johnny Ray Smith (2006).................................... 1977-81 Jake Verde (1978)............................................... 1932-33 Spergon Wynn (1976)......................................... 1964-67

Baseball

Julio Alonso (1997).............................................. 1974-75 David Bernsen (1984).......................................... 1969-72 Kim Christensen (2004)....................................... 1979-82 Jerald Clark (1993) ............................................. 1982-85 Dan Hetzel (2002)............................................... 1968-70 Tony Mack (2007)................................................ 1980-82 Alan Marr (1999).................................................. 1980-81 Joe McCann (1989)............................................. 1976-79 Kevin Millar (2004)............................................... 1992-93 Rick Nesloney (1998).......................................... 1976-77 Wes Parma (1990).............................................. 1951-54 Eddie Rundle (1996)............................................ 1968-69 David Smith (2014).............................................. 1978-81

Men’s Basketball

Luke Adams (2000)............................................. 1969-71 Jimmy Anders (1987)........................................... 1946-48 James Barrum (1973).......................................... 1959-62 Elmo Beard (1982).............................................. 1927-28 Don Bryson (1981).............................................. 1962-65 B.B. Davis (1992)................................................ 1977-81 Earl Dow (1978)................................................... 1967-69 Phil Endicott (1989)............................................. 1967-70 Kenny Haynes (2000).......................................... 1966-70 Don Heller (2006)................................................ 1962-64 Johnny Johnston (1983)...................................... 1958-61 Clarence Kea (1988)........................................... 1976-80 Wayne Moore (1993)........................................... 1966-69 Jim Nicholson (1996)........................................... 1967-70 Mike Olliver (1992).............................................. 1977-81 Kenneth Perkins (2001)....................................... 1980-84 Otho Plummer (1975).......................................... 1925-26 Tom Sewell (1998)............................................... 1981-84 Charles Shoptaw (1991)...................................... 1947-51 Richard Smith (2002)........................................... 1961-64

Women’s Basketball

Kara (Audrey) Broussard (2001)......................... 1982-84 Carolyn Ford (1996)............................................ 1979-82 Barbara Hickey (2006)......................................... 1988-92 Regina Myers (2002)........................................... 1970-74 Melonie (Floyd) Nelson (2001)............................ 1978-81 Carol Sims (1999)................................................ 1973-77 Susan Smith (2007)............................................. 1970-73

Men’s Golf

Fred “Butch” Baird (1986).................................... 1955-58 John K. Barlow (1990)......................................... 1964-67 Ronnie Black (1993)............................................ 1978-81 Trevor Dodds (1997)........................................... 1982-85 Kelly Gibson (2000)............................................. 1983-86 Mike Nugent (1973)............................................. 1965-68 John Riegger (2007)............................................ 1982-85 Jimmy Singletary (2007)...................................... 1967-70

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Chris Stroud (2015)............................................. 2001-04

Women’s Golf

Louisa Bergsma (2006)....................................... 1989-93 Dawn Coe-Jones (1995)...................................... 1981-83 Clifford Ann Creed (1990).................................... 1956-60 Gail (Anderson) Graham (1999).......................... 1983-86

Men’s Tennis

Luis Baraldi (2007).............................................. 1970-73 Pedro Bueno (1999)............................................ 1955-59 Don Coleman (1973)........................................... 1952-55 Carlos Lopez (2009)............................................ 1974-77 James Schmidt (1975)......................................... 1955-58 Sherwood Stewart (1984).................................... 1966-68 Jaime Subirats (2000)......................................... 1965-68

Women’s Tennis

Cathy Beene (1993)............................................ 1969-73 Yamelis Ortiz (2014)............................................ 1995-00 Linda Rupert (1993)............................................. 1970-74

Men’s Track & Field

Troy Amboree (1998)........................................... 1981-84 Doug Boone (1975)............................................. 1965-68 Kevin Bell (2002)................................................. 1974-77 Doug Boone (1975)............................................. 1965-68 Randy Clewis (1981)........................................... 1967-68 Jackie Colbert (1988).......................................... 1969-72 Barry Collins (2003)............................................. 1967-71 & 1980-99 Don Delaune (1981)............................................ 1967-68 Thomas Eriksson (1995)..................................... 1982-85 Mike Favazza (1981)........................................... 1967-68 Efren “Dede” Gipson (1983)................................ 1972-74 Jackie Harris (1997)............................................ 1981-84 Douglas Hinds (1996).......................................... 1978-82 Junior Holmes (2003).......................................... 1976-79 Jesse Kibbles (1998)........................................... 1976-80 Jonas Lundrstrom (2009).................................... 1988-89 Frank Montebello (1996)..................................... 1979-82 Wes Parma (1990).............................................. 1951-54 John Richardson (1981)...................................... 1966-68 Colin Ridgway (1992).......................................... 1961-64 Daniel Stagg (2002)............................................. 1977-78 Ian Stewart (1973)............................................... 1959-62 Waverly Thomas (1981)...................................... 1966-68

Women’s Track & Field

Softball

Regina Myers (2002)........................................... 1970-74

Volleyball

Liz Blue (1997).................................................... 1980-83 Laura Broughton (1998)...................................... 1975-77 Barbara Comeaux (2000).................................... 1964-68 Lucy (Wiggins) McCordic (2009)......................... 1973-76 Cassi Presley (2015)........................................... 1986-89 Ruby Randolph (2004)........................................ 1981-85 Leanne Zeek (2000)............................................ 1986-89

Women’s Swimming

Lynnie Alfred Terry (2016).................................... 1979-83

Coach, Administrator, etc.

F.S. “Spud” Braden (1973)................................... 1924 & 1934-39 Barry Collins (2003)............................................. 1980-99 Katrinka Crawford (2004).................................... 1981-95 Pat Foster (2014)................................................. 1980-86 Jim Gilligan (2016)............................................... 1973-87 & 1992-2015 John E. Gray (1973)............................................ 1923-84 Bobby Gunn (1982)............................................. 1962-71 J.B. Higgins, Jr. (1973)........................................ 1949-84 Lewis Hilley (1973).............................................. 1952-62 Dr. Belle Mead Holm (1996)................................ 1964-83 Sonny Jolly (1995)............................................... 1972-91 Jack Martin (1974)............................................... 1951-76 Pat Park (1997)................................................... 1968-94 John Payton (2003)............................................. 1970-82 Dan Rogas (1986)............................................... 1955-91 Rob Roy (1988)................................................... 1926-29 Dr. James W. Shuffield (1983)............................. 1962-84 Joe Lee Smith (1989).......................................... 1963-79, 91-96 Tyrus “Ty” Terrell (1973)...................................... 1956-68 Billy Tubbs (1986)................................................ 1955-71, 76-80, & 02-11 Al Vincent (1980)................................................. 1933-35 & 1973-84 Ron Wesbrooks (2016)........................................ 1971-87 G. A. Wimberly, Sr. (1978)................................... 1926-73 Rush Wood (2015).............................................. 1979-91 & 2009-12 Paul Zeek (1998)................................................. 1971-06

Big Red Award

Al Caldwell (1997) Dave Hofferth (1997) Ed Dittert (1977) Dr. James M. Simmons (2004)

Becky Brooke (2006)........................................... 1983-87 Midde Hamrin (1995)........................................... 1980-83 Cathy Mendoza (2004)........................................ 1973-77 Cassi Presley (2015)........................................... 1986-89

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Offensive Team Records

Most Yards (Game).....................................454 vs. Mexico Poly, 9/10/60 Most Yards (Season)...........................................2,935, 2015 (11 games) Fewest Yards (Game)............................-24 vs. Arkansas State, 11/14/87 Fewest Yards (Season)..........................................663, 2010 (11 games) Most Attempts (Game)...................................75 at Texas State, 10/24/59 Most Attempts (Season).........................................611, 1959 (11 games) Fewest Attempts (Game).....................9 vs. Sam Houston State, 9/18/10 Fewest Attempts (Season).................................... 293, 1989 (10 games)

Passing

Most Yards (Game).............................. 553 at Central Arkansas, 11/8/14 Most Yards (Season).......................................... 3,456, 2014 (12 games) Most Attempts (Game)............................ 67 at Central Arkansas, 11/8/14 Most Attempts (Season)........................................ 495, 2013 (12 games) Most Completions (Game)..........................43 at Central Arkansas, 11/8/14 ............................................................... 43 vs. Stephen F. Austin, 11/16/13 Most Completions (Season).................................. 307, 2013 (12 games) Most TD Passes (Game)...................................... 7 vs. Houston Baptist, 11/1/14 .........................................................................7 vs. Okla. Panhandle St., 8/31/13 Most TD Passes (Season)....................................... 33, 2014 (12 games) ................................................................................ 33, 2013 (12 games) Most Interceptions (Game)............................7 at UL-Lafayette, 10/25/80 Most Interceptions (Season).....................................26, 1984 (11 games) ...................................................................................... 1969 (10 games) Fewest Interceptions (Season)...................................5, 1988 (11 games) Fewest Yards (Game)..............................0 at New Mexico State, 11/4/72 ...................................................................at Abilene Christian, 10/30/71 Fewest Yards (Season)......................................... 571, 1951 (10 games) Fewest Attempts (Game).........................3 at Abilene Christian, 10/30/71 Fewest Attempts (Season)........................................ 95, 1958 (8 games) Fewest Completions (Game)...................0 at Abilene Christian, 10/30/71 Fewest Completions (Season)................................ 33, 1951 (10 games)

Chris Ford set school records with 73 catches for 918 yards in 1989.

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Total Offense

Most Yards (Game)............................................... 691 Nicholls, 10/18/14 Most Yards (Season).......................................... 6,036, 2014 (12 games) Fewest Yards (Game).............................29 vs. McNeese State, 11/13/76 Fewest Yards (Season)........................................ 2,202, 1956 (9 games) Most Plays (Game)............................108 at New Mexico State, 11/14/70 Most Plays (Season)............................................. 936, 2014 (12 games) Fewest Plays (Game)........................... 44 vs. Lousiana-Monroe, 9/23/61 Fewest Plays (Season)............................................ 490, 1956 (9 games)

Scoring

Most Points (Game)..........................75 vs. Okla. Panhandle St., 8/31/13 Most Points (Season)............................................ 475, 2014 (12 games) Best Scoring Average (Season)........................... 39.6, 2014 (12 games) Consecutive Games Scored.................................................. 64, 1953-60 Fewest Points (Season)...........................................97, 1976 (11 games)

Miscellaneous

Most First Downs (Game)....................... 43 at Central Arkansas, 11/8/14 Most Fumbles (Game)........................... 11 vs. Abilene Christian, 10/1/60 Most Fumbles Lost (Game).....................6 vs. Abilene Christian, 10/1/60 ...............................................................vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 9/18/54 Most Turnovers (Game)............................. 10 at Rice, 9/22/84 (5 F & 5 I) Fewest Turnovers (Season).......................................14, 1988 (9 F & 5 I) Fewest Fumbles Lost (Season)..................................5, 2015 (11 games)

Largest Margin of Victory

Margin Score 75 75-0 73 73-0 63 66-3 58 72-14 58 58-0 53 53-0

Opponent Oklahoma Panhandle State Texas College Bacone College Houston Baptist Texas College Bacone College

Andre Bevil helped the Cardinals establish a new single game passing record of 429 yards in the season opener at McNeese State.

Date 8/31/13 9/13/14 9/5/15 11/1/14 9/3/11 9/21/13


Lamar Football Rushing

Defensive Team Records

Most Yards Allowed (Game).................512 by Arkansas State, 11/15/86 Most Yards Allowed (Season).............................3,283, 1987 (11 games) Fewest Yards Allowed (Game)................... -25 by Texas College, 9/3/11 Fewest Yards Allowed (Season)............................. 806, 1958 (8 games) Most Attempts Against (Game)............80 by West Texas A&M, 10/14/78 Most Attempts Against (Season)...........................630, 1987 (11 games) Fewest Attempts Against (Game)......... 21 by Stephen F. Austin, 11/5/11 Fewest Attempts Against (Season)...........................301, 1958 (8 games)

Passing

Most Yards Allowed (Game).................. 456 by Louisiana Tech, 11/16/88 Most Yards Allowed (Season)............................. 2,397, 2012 (12 games) Most Attempts Allowed (Game)............. 70 by Stephen F. Austin, 11/3/12 Most Attempts Allowed (Season)........................... 394, 2012 (12 games) Most Completions Allowed (Game)..........43 by West Texas A&M, 9/3/88 Most Completions Allowed (Season)..................... 228, 2012 (12 games) Most TD Passes Allowed (Game).........................6 at Texas A&M, 9/6/14 Most TD Passes Allowed (Season)..........................22, 2011 (11 games) Fewest Yards Allowed (Game).................-7 by Trinity University, 11/4/67 Fewest Yards Allowed (Season).............................. 542, 1958 (8 games) Fewest Attempts Allowed (Game)............2 by Abilene Christian, 10/3/59 Fewest Attempts Allowed (Season)....................... 108, 1955 (10 games) Fewest Completions Allowed (Game)............................. 0, several times Fewest Completions Allowed (Season)................... 39, 1955 (10 games)

Scoring

Most Points Allowed (Game).................. 77 by Louisiana Tech, 11/15/69 Most Points Allowed (Season)............................... 430, 2011 (11 games) Fewest Points Allowed (Season).............................. 52, 1958 (8 games) Shutouts (Season)...................................................... 3, 1958 (8 games)

Miscellaneous

Fewest First Downs Allowed (Game)............................................... 0 by ........................................................ Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 9/27/58 Most Fumbles Caused (Game)................. 13 at Texas Southern, 9/6/80 Most Fumbles Caused (Season)............................ 47, 1980 (11 games) ..................................................................................... 1971 (11 games) Fewest Fumbles Caused (Season)........................ 11, 2012 (12 games) Most Fumbles Recovered (Game).............. 8 at Texas Southern, 9/6/80 .................................................................... vs. McNeese State, 9/21/68 Fewest Fumbles Recovered (Season)..................... 3, 2012 (12 games)

Largest Margin of Defeat

Margin Score Opponent 70 73-3 at Texas A&M

68 66 62 59 59

71-3 66-0 69-7 69-10 66-7

at Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston State at Arkansas State at Stephen F. Austin at Trinity University

Date 9/6/14 9/25/10 10/29/11 10/31/70 11/5/11 10/25/52

Interceptions

Most Interceptions (Game)...........................6 at Louisiana Tech, 9/24/83 ........................................................................ vs. UT Arlington, 10/31/64 .................................................................... vs. Sul Ross State, 11/16/57 Most Interceptions (Season).....................................29, 1971 (11 games) Fewest Interceptions (Season)...................................5, 1985 (11 games) Consecutive Games with Interception................................... 15, 1963-65

Total Offense

Most Yards Allowed (Game).................................. 785 at Baylor, 9/12/15 Most Yards Allowed (Season)............................. 5,042, 1987 (11 games) Fewest Yards Allowed (Game)......................-6 by Texas College, 9/3/11 Fewest Yards Allowed (Season)...........................1,348, 1958 (8 games) Most Plays Allowed (Game)................109 by Stephen F. Austin, 11/3/12 Most Plays Allowed (Season)................................ 888, 1987 (11 games) Fewest Plays Allowed (Game)...........37 by Louisiana-Lafayette, 9/28/57 Fewest Plays Allowed (Season)..............................427, 1958 (8 games)

Shad Smith vs. Rice, 1987.

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Lamar Football Rushing

Individual Records

Most Yards in a Game 347 by Kade Harrington vs. Abilene Christian, 10/10/15 Most Yards in a Season 2,092 by Kade Harrington, 2015 Most Yards in a Career 3,712 by Kade Harrington, 2013-Present Most Carries in a Game 36 by Kade Harrington at Northwestern State, 10/17/15 Most Carries in a Season 266 by Kade Harrington, 2015 Most Carries in a Career 665 by Burton Murchison, 1984-87 Most Yards by a Freshman 880 by Kade Harrington, 2013 Most Yards by a Sophomore 1,547 by Burton Murchison, 1985 Most Yards by a Junior 2092 by Kade Harrington, 2015 Most Yards by a Senior 890 by Tommie Smiley, 1967 Longest Run From Scrimmage 85 yards by Eugene Washington vs. Trinity, 11/6/65

Total Offense

Most Yards in a Game 591 by Caleb Berry at Central Arkansas, 11/8/14 (37 rushing, 554 passing) Most Yards in a Season 3,935 by Caleb Berry, 2014 (226 rushing, 3,709 passing) Most Yards in a Career 8,290 by Caleb Berry, 2011-14 (427 rushing, 7,863 passing) Most Plays in a Game 82 by Caleb Berry at Central Arkansas, 11/8/14 (15 rushing, 67 passing) Most Plays in a Season 583 by Caleb Berry, 2013 (108 rushing, 475 passing) Most Plays in a Career 1,364 by Caleb Berry, 2011-14 (261 rushing, 1,103 passing) Most Yards by a Freshman 1,429 by Ray Campbell, 1980 (-62 rushing, 1,491 passing) Most Yards by a Sophomore 1,643 by Tommy Tomlin, 1969 (80 rushing, 1,563 passing) Most Yards by a Junior 3,492 by Caleb Berry, 2013 (160 rushing, 3,332 passing) Most Yards by a Senior 3,935 by Caleb Berry, 2014 (226 rushing, 3,709 passing)

Passing

Most Yards in a Game 554 by Caleb Berry at Central Arkansas, 11/8/14 Most Yards in a Season 3,709 by Caleb Berry, 2014 Most Yards in a Career 7,863 by Caleb Berry, 2011-14 Most Attempts in a Game 67 by Caleb Berry at Central Arkansas, 11/8/14 Most Attempts in a Season 475 by Caleb Berry, 2013 Most Attempts in a Career 1,103 by Caleb Berry, 2011-14 Most Completions in a Game 43, Twice, Last by Caleb Berry at Central Arkansas, 11/8/14 Most Completions in a Season 295 by Caleb Berry, 2013 Most Completions in a Career 656 by Caleb Berry, 2011-14 Best Completion Percentage in a Game .858 (12-of-14) by Tommy Tomlin vs. West Texas A&M, 9/19/70 Best Completion Percentage in a Season .621 (295-of-475) by Caleb Berry, 2013 Best Completion Percentage in a Career .595 (656-of-1103) by Caleb Berry, 2011-14 Most TD Passes in a Game 7 by Caleb Berry at Central Arkansas, 11/8/14 Most TD Passes in a Season 33 by Caleb Berry, 2014 Most Touchdown Passes in a Career 71 by Caleb Berry, 2011-14 Most Consecutive Passes Without an Interception 192 by John Evans, 1987 (22) and 1988 (170) Most Interceptions in a Game 6 by Brent Watson at McNeese State, 11/17/84 Most Interceptions in a Season 23 by Tommy Tomlin, 1969 Most Interceptions in a Career 37 by Ray Campbell, 1980-83 Most Yards by a Freshman 1,491 by Ray Campbell, 1980 Most Yards by a Sophomore 1,563 by Tommy Tomlin, 1969 Most Yards by a Junior 3,332 by Caleb Berry, 2013 Most Yards by a Senior 3,709 by Caleb Berry, 2014 Longest Pass Play 87 yards from George Parks to Larry Ward vs. Howard Payne, 10/26/57

Burton Murchison

Caleb Berry

Sammy Carpenter

All-Purpose Yards

Most Total Yards in a Game 365 by Kade Harrington vs. Abilene Christian, 10/10/15 (347 rushing, 18 receive) Most Total Yards in a Season 2,347 by Kade Harrington, 2015 (2,092 rushing, 216 receiving 39 kick return) Most Yards in a Career 4,564 by Kade Harrington, 2013-Present (3,712 rushing, 813 receiving, 39 kickoff returns)

Larry Haynes

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Lamar Football Receiving

Individual Records

Most Catches in a Game 18 by Reggie Begelton vs. Stephen F. Austin, 11/16/13 Most Catches in a Season 82 by Reggie Begelton, 2013 Most Catches in a Career 226 by Reggie Begelton, 2012-15 Most Yards in a Game 212 by J.J. Hayes vs. Northwestern State, 10/8/11 Most Yards in a Season 1,157 by Mark Roberts, 2014 Most Yards in a Career 2,432 by Reggie Begelton, 2012-15 Most TD Passes Caught in a Game 4 by Mark Roberts, vs. Houston Baptist, 11/1/14 Most TD Passes Caught in a Season 13 by Mark Roberts, 2014 Most TD Passes Caught in a Career 21 by Mark Roberts, 2013-14 Most Catches by a Freshman 48 by Kade Harrington, 2013 Most Catches by a Sophomore 82 by Reggie Begelton, 2013 Most Catches by a Junior 67 by Reggie Begelton, 2014 Most Catches by a Senior 73 by Chris Ford, 1989

Scoring

Points in a Game 30 by Kade Harrington vs. Northwestern State, 10/17/15 Points in a Season 138 by Kade Harrington, 2015 Points in a Career 282 by Kade Harrington, 2013-Present Touchdowns in a Game 5 by Kade Harrington, 10/17/15 Touchdowns in a Season 23 by Kade Harrington, 2015 Touchdowns in a Career 47 by Kade Harrington, 2013-Present

Kickoff Returns

Most Returns in a Game 7 Twice, Last by Kevin Johnson vs. Sam Houston State, 9/27/14 Most Returns in a Season 42 by Kevin Johnson in 2013 Most Returns in a Career 85 by Kevin Johnson, 2012-14 Most Return Yards in a Game 179 by Kevin Johnson at Stephen F. Austin, 11/3/12 Most Return Yards in a Season 841 by Kevin Johnson, 2013 Most Return Yards in a Career 1,820 by Kevin Johnson, 2012-14 Most TD Returns in a Season 2 by Kevin Johnson, 2012 Most TD Returns in a Career 2 by Kevin Johnson, 2012-14; by Harold LaFitte, 1962-65 Longest Kickoff Return 98 yards by Kurt Phoenix at Western Kentucky, 9/15/79

Field Goals

Most Made in a Game 4 by Alex Ball vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1/16/13 Most Made in a Season 11 by Mike Marlow, 1981; by Jabo Leonard, 1974 Most Made in a Career 29 by Jabo Leonard, 1972-75 Longest Field Goal 57 yards by Mike Andrie vs. Arkansas State, 11/14/87

Extra Points

Most Made in a Game 10 by Josh Davis vs. Texas College, 9/13/14 Most Made in a Season 52 by Alex Ball, 2015 Most Made in a Career 112 by Justin Stout, 2010-13 Best Percentage in a Season 1.000 Nine Times, Last by Alex Ball (52-of-52), 2015 Consecutive Makes 72 by Alex Ball, 2013-Present

Punt Returns

Most Returns in a Game 8 by Johnny Ray Smith vs. Baylor, 9/13/80 Most Returns in a Season 31 by Rondy Colbert, 1973 Most Returns in a Career 71 by Rondy Colbert, 1971-74 Most Return Yards in a Game 118 by Rondy Colbert vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 10/20/73 Most Return Yards in a Season 344 by Johnny Fuller, 1967 Most Return Yards in a Career 626 by Johnny Fuller, 1964-67 Highest Return Average in a Season 38.5 by J.E. Whitmore, 1956 (4 returns) Highest Return Average in a Career 15.7 by Johnny Fuller, 1964-67 Most TD Returns in a Season 2 by Kevin Johnson, 2013; Rondy Colbert, 1973 Most TD Returns in a Career 2 Five Times, Last by Kevin Johnson, 2012-14 Longest Punt Return 90 yards by Marcus Jackson vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State, 11/20/10; by Raymond Meyer vs. Texas A&I, 1954

Interceptions

Most in a Game 3 by Donald Rawls at Louisiana Tech, 9/24/83; by Pat Gibbs vs. Arkansas State, 11/27/71 Most in a Season 7 by Jake David, 1965; by David Webb, 1961 Most in a Career 14 by Bennie Lansford, 1967-70 Longest Interception Return 96 yards by Tyrus McGlothen vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 9/29/12

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Lamar Football Individual Rushing Records Yearly Leaders Year Name Att. Yds. Avg. TD 1951 Sammy Carpenter 96 607 6.3 9 1952 Sammy Carpenter 172 1,005 5.8 13 1953 Sammy Carpenter 101 671 6.6 8 1954 Sammy Carpenter 75 420 5.6 3 1955 Raymond Meyer 77 534 6.9 4 1956 Raymond Meyer 92 475 5.2 2 1957 Bob Nance 118 638 5.4 6 1958 J.E. Whitmore 68 402 5.9 3 1959 Ronnie Fontenot 104 551 5.3 6 1960 Ronnie Fontenot 73 457 6.3 1961 John Kent 78 425 5.4 1962 Ralph Stone 101 380 3.8 1963 Eugene Washington 95 411 4.3 1964 Harold LaFitte 94 407 4.3 3 1965 Tommy Smiley 126 542 4.3 5 1966 Darrell Johnson 95 456 4.8 5 1967 Tommy Smiley 174 890 5.1 6 1968 Kenny Montgomery 107 291 2.7 0 1969 Glen Hill 126 500 4.0 2 1970 Doug Matthews 136 581 4.3 5 1971 Doug Matthews 194 689 3.6 11 1972 Doug Matthews 182 881 4.8 8 1973 Greg Chambers 78 278 3.6 1 1974 Ronnie Melancon 113 486 4.3 1 1975 Anthony Pendland 94 334 3.6 0 1976 Anthony Pendland 125 393 3.1 5 1977 Kevin Bell 121 515 4.3 3 1978 Mike Ellis 100 374 3.7 1 1979 Ben Booker 113 396 3.4 0 1980 Ben Booker 87 377 4.3 5 1981 Ben Booker 130 569 4.4 1 1982 Floyd Dorsey 138 433 3.1 4 1983 George Landry 156 554 3.6 7 1984 Burton Murchison 91 408 4.5 2 1985 Burton Murchison 265 1,547 5.8 8 1986 Burton Murchison 129 830 4.6 9 1987 Burton Murchison 130 813 6.3 6 1988 Troy Barrett 120 598 5.0 2 1989 Kenny Franklin 107 522 4.9 8 2010 Octavious Logan 52 229 4.4 0 2011 Mike Venson 104 332 3.2 2 2012 DePauldrick Garrett 138 585 4.2 2 2013 Kade Harrington 180 880 4.9 8 2014 Kade Harrington 154 740 4.8 11 2015 Kade Harrington 266 2092 7.9 21

Top Single-Game Performances

Name Kade Harrington Kade Harrington Burton Murchison Kade Harrington Kade Harrington Kade Harrington Burton Murchison Kade Harrington Sammy Carpenter Burton Murchison Burton Murchison Kade Harrington Tommy Smiley Burton Murchison Carl Harris Kade Harrington George Landry Tommy Smiley Kade Harrington Kade Harrington Kade Harrington Ben Booker Sammy Carpenter

Opponent Abilene Christian, 2015 Northwestern St., 2015 Rice, 1985 Nicholls, 2015 Central Arkansas, 2015 Sam Houston St., 2015 Prairie View, 1985 Incarnate Word, 2015 Sul Ross State, 1952 UTA, 1985 La. Tech, 1985 Houston Baptist, 2015 McNeese St., 1967 La-Monroe, 1987 Texas College, 2014 SE Louisiana, 2015 Nicholls, 1983 Abilene Christian, 1967 Abilene Christian, 2014 Incarnate Word, 2014 Stephen F. Austin, 2013 Arkansas St., 1980 Sul Ross State, 1953

Career Leaders

Att. Yds. 28 347 36 282 31 259 32 255 24 243 24 230 22 222 31 217 28 210 27 202 31 199 30 192 25 187 16 154 26 153 20 152 29 152 20 149 20 143 25 143 7 143 16 143 23 143

Name 1. Kade Harrington, 2013-Pres. 2. Burton Murchison, 1984-87 3. Sammy Carpenter, 1951-54 4. Doug Matthews, 1969-72 5. Tommy Smiley, 1965-67 6. Kade Harrington, 2013-Pres. 7. Ben Booker, 1978-81 8. Kenny Montgomery, 1965-68 9. J.E. Whitmore, 1955-58 10. George Landry, 1982-85 11. Charles Dinhoble, 1957-60 12. Raymond Meyer, 1954-56 13. Anthony Pendland, 1973-76 14. Glen Hill, 1969-72 15. Ronnie Fontenot, 1959-61

Single-Season Leaders

Name 1. Kade Harrington, 2015 2. Burton Murchison, 1985 3. Sammy Carpenter, 1952 4. Tommy Smiley, 1967 5. Doug Matthews, 1972 6. Kade Harrington, 2013 7. Burton Murchison, 1986 8. Burton Murchison, 1988 9. Kenny Montgomery, 1967 10. Kade Harrington, 2014

Att. Yards 266 2,092 265 1,547 172 1,005 174 890 182 881 180 880 129 830 130 813 168 766 154 740

Sammy Carpenter led the Cardinals in rushing for four straight seasons.

Chronological List of 100-Yard Rushing Games

Year Player Opponent Yards 1952 Sammy Carpenter at Sul Ross State 210 1953 Sammy Carpenter Sul Ross State 143 Sammy Carpenter at Sam Houston State 128 1954 Sammy Carpenter at Texas State 102 1957 J.E. Whitmore Texas A&M-Kingsville 115 1958 J.E. Whitmore at Northwestern State 101 1960 Ronnie Fontenot South Dakota 132 Dudley Rench at Northwestern State 109 Jimmy Davis Mexico Poly 107 1963 Richard Prejean at Mexico Poly 137 Eugene Washington at Mexico Poly 112 Dan Yezak at Mexico Poly 101 1965 Eugene Washington Trinity 109 1966 Darrell Johnson UT Arlington 129 1967 Tommy Smiley at McNeese 187 Tommy Smiley at Abilene Christian 149 Kevin Montgomery Quantico Marines 142 Kevin Montgomery Louisiana Tech 136 Tommy Smiley Louisiana Tech 100 Tommy Smiley at New Mexico State 102 1968 Doug Carter UT Arlington 107 1969 Glen Hill Louisiana-Lafayette 119 Johnny Lee at Abilene Christian 115 1970 Doug Matthews at New Mexico State 129 Doug Matthews at Louisiana-Lafayette 108 1971 Doug Matthews Central Missouri 107 Doug Matthews Trinity 105

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Att. Yards 600 3,712 665 3,598 444 2,703 569 2,323 369 1,781 334 1,620 391 1,599 366 1,468 281 1,386 369 1,351 234 1,328 240 1,314 372 1,275 426 1,174 189 1,061

Year Player Doug Matthews Glen Hill 1972 Doug Matthews Doug Matthews 1974 Ronnie Melancon 1977 Kevin Bell 1979 Floyd Dorsey 1980 Ben Booker Percy Bruce 1981 Ben Booker Ben Booker 1982 Floyd Dorsey George Landry Floyd Dorsey 1983 George Landry Bruce Miller George Landry 1984 Burton Murchison Dennis Haskin 1985 Burton Murchison Burton Murchison Burton Murchison Burton Murchison Burton Murchison Burton Murchison Burton Murchison Burton Murchison

Opponent Yards Louisiana-Lafayette 102 at Abilene Christian 100 at New Mexico State 135 at UTEP 101 McNeese 110 at McNeese 126 at Baylor 113 Arkansas State 143 Louisiana-Monroe 105 McNeese 125 Stephen F. Austin 102 at Stephen F. Austin 126 Louisiana-Monroe 109 Sam Houston State 108 at Nicholls 152 at Louisiana-Lafayette 110 Texas Southern 102 UT Arlington 114 Texas Southern 112 at Rice 259 Prairie View A&M 222 at UT Arlington 202 at Louisiana Tech 199 McNeese 140 Texas State 118 Louisiana-Monroe 109 at North Texas 102

Year Player 1986 Burton Murchison Troy Barrett 1987 Burton Murchison Burton Murchison Burton Murchison 1989 Danny Faust 2011 DePauldrick Garrett 2012 DePauldrick Garrett DePauldrick Garrett 2013 Kade Harrington Kade Harrington Kade Harrington 2014 Carl Harris Carl Harris Kade Harrington Carl Harris Kade Harrington Kade Harrington 2015 Kade Harrington Kade Harrington Kade Harrington Kade Harrington Kade Harrington Kade Harrington Kade Harrington Kade Harrington

Opponent Yards at Stephen F. Austin 130 Central State (Okla.) 119 Louisiana-Monroe 154 at UTEP 126 Stephen F. Austin 115 at West Texas A&M 130 Texas College 105 McMurry 104 at McNeese 112 Bacone College 143 SE Louisiana 100 Stephen F. Austin 105 Texas College 153 Abilene Christian 134 Abilene Christian 143 Nicholls 116 Nicholls 123 Incarnate Word 143 Sam Houston State 230 SE Louisiana 152 Abilene Christian 347 Northwestern State 282 Central Arkansas 243 Houston Baptist 192 Nicholls 255 Incarnate Word 217


Lamar Football 100-YARD Rushing Games Kade Harrington (6)

Opponent Att. Yds. Avg. Bacone College, 9/21/13 7 143 20.4 SE Louisiana, 10/26/13 19 100 5.3 Stephen F. Austin, 11/16/13 35 105 4.6 Abilene Christian, 10/4/14 20 143 7.2 Nicholls, 10/18/14 18 123 6.8 Incarnate Word, 11/15/14 25 143 5.7 Sam Houston St., 9/19/15 24 230 9.6 SE Louisiana, 10/1/15 20 152 7.6 Abilene Christian, 10/10/15 28 347 12.4 Northwestern St., 10/17/15 36 282 7.8 Central Arkansas, 10/24/15 24 243 10.1 Houston Baptist, 10/31/15 30 192 6.4 Nicholls, 11/7/15 32 255 8.0 Incarnate Word, 11/14/15 31 217 7.0

Burton Murchison (13)

Opponent Att. Yds. Avg. UT Arlington, 9/29/84 19 114 6.0 Prairie View, 9/14/85 22 222 10.1 Texas State, 9/21/85 22 118 5.4 Rice, 9/28/85 31 259 8.4 Louisiana-Monroe, 10/12/85 28 109 3.9 UT Arlington, 10/19/85 27 202 7.5 Louisiana Tech, 11/2/85 31 199 6.4 North Texas, 11/9/85 26 102 3.9 McNeese State, 11/23/85 31 140 4.5 Stephen F. Austin, 9/27/86 22 130 5.9 Stephen F. Austin, 9/26/87 16 115 7.2 Louisiana-Monroe, 10/10/87 16 154 9.6 UTEP, 10/17/87 22 126 5.7

Doug Matthews (7)

Opponent UL-Lafayette, 10/24/70 New Mexico St., 11/14/70 Central Missouri, 10/2/71 UL-Lafayette, 10/23/71 Trinity, 11/6/71 UTEP, 9/16/72 New Mexico St., 11/4/72

Att. Yds. Avg. 21 108 5.1 27 129 4.8 19 107 5.6 21 102 4.9 20 105 5.3 18 101 5.6 23 135 5.9

Sammy Carpenter (4)

Opponent Sul Ross State, 11/15/52 Sam Houston State, ‘53 Sul Ross State, ‘53 Texas State, ‘54

Att. Yds. Avg. 28 210 7.5 20 128 6.4 23 143 6.2 12 102 8.5

Tommy Smiley (4)

Opponent Att. Yds. Avg. New Mexico State, 9/16/67 20 102 5.1 Abilene Christian, 10/14/67 20 149 7.5 McNeese State, 10/21/67 25 187 7.5 Louisiana Tech, 11/11/67 18 100 5.6

Ben Booker (3)

Opponent Att. Yds. Avg. Arkansas State, 11/8/80 16 143 8.9 Stephen F. Austin, 10/3/81 19 102 5.4 McNeese State, 10/31/81 22 125 5.7

Floyd Dorsey (3)

Opponent Baylor, 9/8/79 Stephen F. Austin, 9/11/82 Sam Houston State, 9/18/82

Att. Yds. Avg. 11 113 10.3 29 126 4.3 33 108 3.3

DePauldrick Garrett (3)

Opponent Texas College, 9/3/11 McMurry, 10/13/12 McNeese State, 11/17/12

Att. Yds. Avg. 20 105 5.2 10 104 10.4 23 112 4.9

Carl Harris (3)

Opponent Texas College, 9/13/14 Mississippi College, 9/20/14 Nicholls, 10/18/14

Att. Yds. Avg. 26 153 5.9 15 134 8.9 8 116 14.5

George Landry (3)

Opponent UL-Monroe, 10/30/82 Nicholls, 9/3/83 Texas Southern, 10/1/83

Att. Yds. Avg. 28 109 3.9 29 152 5.2 12 102 8.5

Glen Hill (2)

Opponent Att. Yds. Avg. UL-Lafayette, 10/25/69 22 119 5.4 Abilene Christian, 10/30/71 27 100 3.7

Kenny Montgomery (2)

Opponent Att. Yds. Avg. Quantico Marines, 10/7/67 16 142 8.9 Louisiana Tech, 11/11/67 18 136 7.6

Eugene Washington (2)

Opponent Mexico Poly, 12/7/63 Trinity, 11/5/65

Att. Yds. Avg. 9 112 12.4 9 109 12.1

J.E. Whitmore (2)

Opponent A&M-Kingsville, 11/19/57 Louisiana-Monroe, ‘58

Att. Yds. Avg. 13 115 8.8 17 101 5.9

Troy Barrett (1)

Opponent Central State, 11/8/86

Att. Yds. Avg. 11 119 10.8

Kevin Bell (1)

Opponent McNeese State, 11/12/77

Att. Yds. Avg. 15 126 8.4

Consecutive 100-Yard Games

Kade Harrington Burton Murchison Burton Murchison Carl Harris Burton Murchison Floyd Dorsey Tommy Smiley

8 5 2 2 2 2 2

2015 Season 1985 Season 1985 Season 2014 Season 1987 Season 1982 Season 1967 Season

Multiple 100-Yard Games

Dec. 7, 1963 Richard Prejean

Percy Bruce (1)

Opponent Att. Yds. Avg. Louisiana-Monroe, 10/18/80 25 105 4.2

Doug Carter (1)

Opponent UT Arlington, 11/23/68

Att. Yds. Avg. 12 107 8.9

Jimmy Davis (1)

Opponent Mexico Poly, 9/10/60

Att. Yds. Avg. 8 107 13.4

Danny Faust (1)

Opponent West Texas A&M, 9/16/89

Att. Yds. Avg. 10 130 13.0

Ronnie Fontenot (1)

Opponent South Dakota, 11/24/60

Att. Yds. Avg. 7 132 18.9

Dennis Haskin (1)

Opponent Texas Southern, 9/1/84

Att. Yds. Avg. 23 112 4.9

Darrell Johnson (1)

Opponent UT Arlington, 11/19/66

Att. Yds. Avg. 12 129 10.8

Johnny Lee (1)

Opponent Abilene Christian, 10/18/69

Att. Yds. Avg. 21 115 5.5

Ronnie Melancon (1)

Opponent McNeese State, 11/16/74

Att. Yds. Avg. 23 110 4.8

Bruce Miller (1)

Opponent UL-Lafayette, 10/22/83

Att. Yds. Avg. 20 110 5.5

Richard Prejean (1)

Opponent Mexico Poly, 12/7/63

Att. Yds. Avg. 17 137 8.1

Dudley Rench (1)

Opponent Att. Yds. Avg. Louisiana-Monroe, 9/24/60 21 109 5.2

Dan Yezak (1)

Opponent Mexico Poly, 12/7/63

Att. Yds. Avg. 6 101 16.8

Eugene Washington Dan Yezak

9-112 6-101

Nov. 11, 1967 Kenny Montgomery Tommy Smiley

Louisiana Tech 18-136 18-100

Oct. 18, 2014 Carl Harris Kade Harrington

Nicholls 8-116 18-123

Mexico Poly 17-137

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Lamar Football Individual Passing Records Yearly Passing Leaders

Year Name 1951 Bill Lierman 1952 Bill Lierman 1953 Eugene Sharp 1954 Jerry Boone 1955 Jerry Boone 1956 George Parks 1957 George Parks 1958 Charles Starcke 1959 Charles Starcke 1960 Windell Hebert 1961 Windell Hebert 1962 Windell Hebert 1963 Phillip Primm 1964 Phillip Primm 1965 Phillip Primm 1966 Phillip Primm 1967 Randy McCollum 1968 Bobby McDowell 1969 Tommy Tomlin 1970 Tommy Tomlin 1971 Glen Hill 1972 George Toal 1973 Bobby Flores 1974 Bobby Flores 1975 David Silvas 1976 Chris Frederick 1977 Chris Frederick 1978 Larry Haynes 1979 Larry Haynes 1980 Ray Campbell 1981 Fred Hessen 1982 Fred Hessen 1983 Ray Campbell 1984 Brent Watson 1985 Brent Watson 1986 John Evans 1987 Shad Smith 1988 John Evans 1989 John Evans 2010 Andre Bevil 2011 Andre Bevil 2012 Ryan Mossakowski 2013 Caleb Berry 2014 Caleb Berry 2015 Joe Minden

A C I Pct. Yds. TD 44 14 4 .318 278 1 86 38 11 .418 703 2 38 16 4 .421 350 1 38 19 4 .500 365 3 74 28 9 .378 445 5 104 46 4 .443 642 5 71 32 7 .450 701 9 71 28 8 .394 407 5 86 34 3 .395 569 4 81 38 7 .469 613 5 158 70 4 .443 1,214 11 189 81 10 .429 1,112 7 105 49 5 .466 592 5 120 62 6 .517 893 8 147 74 10 .503 1,002 10 202 102 9 .506 1,549 16 232 115 8 .498 1,533 15 146 74 6 .452 850 4 256 121 23 .473 1,563 10 172 84 10 .488 1,072 6 103 39 10 .379 475 3 60 25 4 .417 370 2 192 82 11 .427 890 4 134 49 7 .366 574 2 114 49 8 .430 615 1 105 45 13 .429 464 0 59 20 4 .339 238 1 184 92 11 .500 1,261 8 402 233 18 .580 2,641 21 296 157 19 .530 1,491 7 365 180 16 .498 2,108 14 115 46 15 .400 736 4 116 52 9 .448 710 4 129 55 15 .426 733 5 144 65 13 .451 967 5 157 77 7 .490 956 5 281 155 12 .552 1,806 11 282 154 3 .546 1,525 9 414 228 17 .551 2,901 17 288 157 14 .545 2,013 14 233 127 10 .545 1,719 14 193 113 8 .585 1,194 13 475 295 8 .621 3,332 32 459 269 13 .586 3,709 33 201 116 11 .577 1,296 12

Single Game Passing Yards

Name Opponent Caleb Berry Central Arkansas, 2014 Andre Bevil McNeese, 2010 Andre Bevil SE Louisiana, 2010 Shad Smith UL-Monroe, 1987 John Evans UTEP, 1989 Larry Haynes UTA, 1979 Caleb Berry Grambling State, 2013 Caleb Berry Stephen F. Austin, 2013 John Evans Angelo State, 1989 Caleb Berry Houston Baptist, 2014 Caleb Berry Grambling State, 2014 Caleb Berry Mississippi College, 2014 Fred Hessen UTA, 1981 Andre Bevil Northwestern State, 2011 John Evans McNeese, 1989 John Evans McNeese, 1987 Caleb Berry Nicholls, 2014 Caleb Berry McNeese, 2013 Caleb Berry Nicholls State, 2013 Caleb Berry McNeese, 2014 Ray Campbell Houston, 1983

Yds. 554 429 417 412 407 403 399 393 393 391 389 379 367 360 353 341 330 330 329 327 326

Single Game Completions

Name Opponent Caleb Berry Central Arkansas, 2014 Caleb Berry Stephen F. Austin, 2013 Andre Bevil SE Louisiana, 2010 John Evans Angelo State, 1989 Caleb Berry Grambling St., 2013 John Evans Miss. College, 1988 Larry Haynes UT Arlington, 1979 Caleb Berry Mississippi Coll., 2014 Caleb Berry Central Arkansas, 2013 John Evans McNeese State, 1989

Single Season Completions

Single Season Passing Yards

Name Comp. 1. Caleb Berry, 2013 295 2. Caleb Berry, 2014 269 3. Larry Haynes, 1979 233 4. John Evans, 1989 228 5. Fred Hessen, 1981 180 6. Andre Bevil, 2010 157 Ray Campbell, 1980 157 8. Shad Smith, 1987 155 9. John Evans, 1988 154 10. Andre Bevil, 2011 127

Career Passing Yards

Name Comp. 1. Caleb Berry, 2011-14 656 2. John Evans, 1986-89 533 3. Larry Haynes, 1978-79 325 4. Shad Smith, 1985-88 308 5. Phillip Primm, 1963-66 287 6. Andre Bevil, 2010-11 284 7. Ray Campbell, 1980-83 248 8. Fred Hessen, 1981-82 226 9. Tommy Tomlin, 1969-70 205 10. Windell Hebert, 1959-62 192

Name Yards 1. Caleb Berry, 2014 3,709 2. Caleb Berry, 2013 3,332 3. John Evans, 1989 2,901 4. Larry Haynes, 1979 2,641 5. Fred Hessen, 1981 2,108 6. Andre Bevil, 2010 2,013 7. Shad Smith, 1987 1,806 8. Andre Bevil, 2011 1,719 9. Tommy Tomlin, 1969 1,563 10. Phillip Primm, 1966 1,549

Name Yards 1. Caleb Berry, 2011-14 7,863 2. John Evans, 1986-89 6,347 3. Phillip Primm, 1963-66 4,036 4. Larry Haynes, 1978-79 3,902 5. Shad Smith, 1985-88 3,833 6. Andre Bevil, 2010-11 3,732 7. Windell Hebert, 1959-62 2,962 8. Fred Hessen, 1981-82 2,844 9. Ray Campbell, 1980-83 2,808 10. Tommy Tomlin, 1969-70 2,635

Career Completions

Andre Bevil

Fred Hessen threw for 2,108 yards in 1981, the third best single-season total in LU history.

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Comp. 43 43 34 33 31 31 31 30 30 30


Lamar Football Individual Passing Records Single Game Pass Attempts

Name Opponent Caleb Berry Cent. Arkansas, 2014 Fred Hessen UT Arlington, 1981 John Evans Angelo State, 1989 Larry Haynes UT Arlington, 1979 Caleb Berry Stephen F. Austin, 2013 Andre Bevil SE Louisiana, 2010 John Evans McNeese State, 1989 Caleb Berry Grambling St., 2013 Tommy Tomlin Southern Illinois, 1970 Caleb Berry Grambling State, 2013 Shad Smith Stephen F. Austin, 1987

Attempts 67 61 59 58 55 55 50 49 49 48 48

Single Season Pass Attempts

Name Attempts 1. Caleb Berry, 2013 475 2. Caleb Berry, 2014 459 3. John Evans, 1989 414 4. Larry Haynes, 1979 402 5. Fred Hessen, 1981 365 6. Andre Bevil, 2010 288 7. John Evans, 1988 282 8. Shad Smith, 1987 281 9. Tommy Tomlin, 1969 256 10. Andre Bevil, 2011 233

Career Pass Attempts

Name Attempts 1. Caleb Berry, 2011-14 1,103 2. John Evans, 1985-89 998 3. Shad Smith, 1985-88 601 4. Larry Haynes, 1978-79 586 5. Phillip Primm, 1963-66 575 6. Andre Bevil, 2010-11 521 7. Ray Campbell, 1980-83 512 8. Fred Hessen, 1981-82 480 9. Bobby Flores, 1973-76 472 10. Windell Hebert, 1959-62 438

Bobby Flores

Single Game Passing Touchdowns

Name Opponent Caleb Berry Houston Baptist, 2014 Caleb Berry OK Panhandle St., 2013 Tommy Tomlin La. Tech, 1969 Caleb Berry Grambling State, 2014 Caleb Berry Nicholls St., 2013 Carson Earp Sam Houston St., 2015 Caleb Berry Central Arkanas, 2014 Caleb Berry McNeese St., 2013 Caleb Berry SE Louisiana, 2013 Caleb Berry Bacone College, 2013 Andre Bevil SE Louisiana, 2011 Andre Bevil SE Louisiana, 2010 John Evans Angelo State, 1989 Larry Haynes UT Arlington, 1979

TD 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Single Season Passing Touchdowns

Name TD 1. Caleb Berry, 2014 33 2. Caleb Berry, 2013 32 3. Larry Haynes, 1979 21 4. John Evans, 1989 17 5. Phillip Primm, 1966 16 6. Randy McCollum, 1967 15 7. Andre Bevil, 2011 14 Andre Bevil, 2010 14 Fred Hessen, 1981 14 10. Ryan Mossakowski, 2012 13

Phillip Primm finished his four-year Lamar career ranked second in yards passing (4,036) and touchdown passes (39).

Career Passing Touchdowns

Name TD 1. Caleb Berry, 2011-14 71 2. John Evans, 1985-89 40 3. Phillip Primm, 1963-66 39 4. Andre Bevil, 2010-11 28 Shad Smith, 1985-88 28 6. Larry Haynes, 1978-79 26 7. Windell Hebert, 1959-62 23 8. Fred Hessen, 1981-82 18 9. Randy McCollum, 1966-67 17 10. Tommy Tomlin, 1969-70 16

John Evans

Shad Smith

Ray Campbell

Phillip Primm

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Lamar Football Individual Receiving Records Yearly Leaders - Receiving Yards

Year Name Rec Yds. 1951 Bob Frederick 17 277 1952 Bob Frederick 33 477 1953 Gene Powell 19 246 1954 Gene Powell 13 175 1955 Bob Nance 5 89 1956 Dudley Rench 17 295 1957 Bob Nance 9 228 1958 Glenn Green 13 177 1959 Ronnie Fontenot 12 174 1960 Bobby Jancik 12 137 1961 Amrour McManus 23 363 1962 Ronnie Wright 25 312 1963 Don Phillips 16 229 1964 Frazer Dealy 22 311 1965 Bill Kilgore 39 509 1966 Bill Kilgore 34 549 1967 Bill Kilgore 44 687 1968 Ronnie Gebauer 56 831 1969 Ronnie Gebauer 48 652 1970 Patrick Gibbs 34 637 1971 Joe Bowser 23 354 1972 Joe Bowser 32 593 1973 Joe Bowser 38 545 1974 Larry Spears 16 288 1975 Larry Spears 25 380 1976 Howard Robinson 19 315 1977 Howard Robinson 9 205 1978 Howard Robinson 27 451 1979 Howard Robinson 59 840 1980 Alfred Mask 34 579 1981 Herbert Harris 61 911 1982 Herbert Harris 34 525 1983 Howard Easley 22 396 1984 Rodney Clay 31 736 1985 Rodney Clay 36 644 1986 Derek Anderson 34 575 1987 Ranzy Levias 45 682 1988 Willie Walker 39 411 1989 Chris Ford 73 918 2010 J.J. Hayes 52 745 2011 J.J. Hayes 53 951 2012 Barry Ford 49 470 2013 Reggie Begelton 82 858 2014 Mark Roberts 46 1,157 2015 Reggie Begelton 56 542

Avg. TD 16.3 3 14.5 2 12.9 2 13.5 3 17.8 1 17.4 4 25.3 2 13.6 1 14.5 2 11.4 1 15.8 4 12.5 2 14.3 2 14.1 6 13.1 2 16.1 6 15.6 7 14.8 4 13.6 2 18.7 7 15.4 3 18.5 6 14.3 3 18.0 2 15.2 1 16.6 2 22.8 0 16.7 4 14.2 12 17.0 4 14.9 7 15.4 4 18.0 1 23.7 4 17.9 4 16.9 3 15.2 2 10.5 1 12.6 4 14.3 6 17.9 8 9.6 1 10.5 8 25.2 13 9.7 5

Yearly Leaders - Receptions

Year Name Rec Yds. 1951 Bob Frederick 17 277 1952 Bob Frederick 33 477 1953 Gene Powell 19 246 1954 Gene Powell 13 175 1955 Bob Nance 5 89 1956 Dudley Rench 17 295 1957 Glenn Green 12 196 1958 Glenn Green 13 177 1959 Ronnie Fontenot 12 174 1960 Bobby Jancik 12 137 1961 Amrour McManus 23 363 1962 Ronnie Wright 25 312 1963 Don Phillips 16 229 1964 Frazer Dealy 22 311 1965 Bill Kilgore 39 509 1966 Bill Kilgore 34 549 Johnny Fuller 34 517 1967 Bill Kilgore 44 687 1968 Ronnie Gebauer 56 831 1969 Ronnie Gebauer 48 652 1970 Ronnie Gebauer 39 540 1971 Joe Bowser 23 354 1972 Joe Bowser 32 593 1973 Joe Bowser 38 545 1974 Larry Spears 16 288 1975 Larry Spears 25 380 1976 Larry Spacek 22 280 1977 Howard Robinson 9 205 1978 Howard Robinson 27 451 1979 Howard Robinson 59 840 1980 Alfred Mask 34 579 Sam Choice 34 368 1981 Herbert Harris 61 911 1982 Herbert Harris 34 525 1983 Howard Easley 22 396 1984 Rodney Clay 31 736 1985 Rodney Clay 36 644 1986 Derek Anderson 34 575 1987 Ranzy Levias 45 682 1988 Willie Walker 39 411 1989 Chris Ford 73 918 2010 J.J. Hayes 52 745 2011 J.J. Hayes 53 951 2012 Barry Ford 49 470 2013 Reggie Begelton 82 858 2014 Reggie Begelton 67 860 2015 Reggie Begelton 56 542

Herbert Harris has two of the top five single-game receiving performances in LU history.

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Avg. TD 16.3 3 14.5 2 12.9 2 13.5 3 17.8 1 17.4 4 16.3 1 13.6 1 14.5 2 11.4 1 15.8 4 12.5 2 14.3 2 14.1 6 13.1 2 16.1 6 15.2 7 15.6 7 14.8 4 13.6 2 13.8 1 15.4 3 18.5 6 14.3 3 18.0 2 15.2 1 12.7 0 22.8 0 16.7 4 14.2 12 17.0 4 10.8 3 14.9 7 15.4 4 18.0 1 23.7 4 17.9 4 16.9 3 15.2 2 10.5 1 12.6 4 14.3 6 17.9 8 9.6 1 10.5 8 12.8 6 9.7 5

Single Game Receiving Yards

Name Opponent J.J. Hayes Jordan Edwards Mark Roberts Reggie Begelton Herbert Harris J.J. Hayes Herbert Harris Howard Robinson Reggie Begelton Chris Ford J.J. Hayes Bill Kilgore Mark Roberts Mark Roberts J.J. Hayes Chris Ford Kevin Simon Ronnie Gebauer Devonn Brown Ronnie Gebauer Marcus Jackson Mark Roberts Mark Roberts Marcus Jackson Josh Powdrill Marcus Jackson Ronnie Gebauer Chris Ford

Northwestern State, 2011 Stephen F. Austin, 2012 Houston Baptist, 2014 Central Arkansas, 2014 Louisiana Tech, 1981 McNeese State, 2011 Louisiana Tech, 1982 UT Arlington, 1979 Stephen F. Austin, 2013 McNeese State, 1989 Ok. Panhandle St., 2010 UT Arlington, 1965 Nicholls, 2014 Grambling State, 2014 Georgia State, 2010 Angelo State, 1989 Louisiana-Monroe, 1987 Arkansas State, 1969 Houston Baptist, 2015 UT Arlington, 1968 Sam Houston State, 2010 Incarnate Word, 2014 McNeese State, 2013 SE Louisiana, 2011 McNeese State, 2010 McNeese State, 2010 Southern Illinois, 1968 La.-Lafayette, 1989

Single Season Receiving Yards

Name 1. Mark Roberts, 2014 2. J.J. Hayes, 2011 3. Chris Ford, 1989 4. Herbert Harris, 1981 5. Reggie Begelton, 2014 6. Reggie Begelton, 2013 7. Howard Robinson, 1979 8. Ronnie Gebauer, 1968 9. J.J. Hayes, 2010 10. Rodney Clay, 1984

Rec. 46 53 73 61 67 82 59 56 52 31

Career Receiving Yards

Name 1. Reggie Begelton, 2012-15 2. Ronnie Gebauer, 1967-70 3. Howard Robinson, 1976-79 4. Mark Roberts, 2013-14 5. Bill Kilgore, 1964-67 6. J.J. Hayes, 2010-11 7. Patrick Gibbs, 1967-70 8. Herbert Harris, 1979-82 9. Joe Bowser, 1971-73 10. Rodney Clay, 1982-85

Rec. 226 149 114 79 119 105 115 112 93 69

Yds. 212 208 205 193 192 189 182 170 167 158 150 150 148 139 138 133 132 132 130 129 126 124 123 123 123 123 123 123

Yards 1,157 951 918 911 860 858 840 831 745 736 Yards 2,435 2,098 1,811 1,795 1,769 1,696 1,667 1,624 1,492 1,395


Lamar Football Individual Receiving Records Single Game Receptions

Name Opponent Reggie Begelton Stephen F. Austin, 2013 J.J. Hayes McNeese State, 2011 Reggie Begelton Central Arkansas, 2014 Herbert Harris Louisiana Tech, 1981 Reggie Begelton Grambling State, 2014 Chris Ford McNeese State, 1989 Kade Harrington Stephen F. Austin, 2013 Reggie Begelton Central Arkansas, 2013 Chris Ford Angelo State, 1989 Herbert Harris Louisiana Tech, 1982 Howard Robinson UT Arlington, 1979 Ronnie Gebauer Arkansas State, 1969

Single Season Receptions

Name 1. Reggie Begelton, 2013 2. Chris Ford, 1989 3. Reggie Begelton, 2014 4. Herbert Harris, 1981 5. Howard Robinson, 1979 6. Reggie Begelton, 2015 Ronnie Gebauer, 1968 8. Chris Lafferty, 1989 9. J.J. Hayes, 2011 10. J.J. Hayes, 2010

Rec. 82 73 67 61 59 56 56 55 53 52

Career Receptions

Name 1. Reggie Begelton, 2012-15 2. Robbie Gebauer, 1967-70 3. Bill Kilgore, 1964-67 4. Patrick Gibbs, 1967-70 5. Howard Robinson, 1976-79 6. Herbert Harris, 1979-82 7. Chris Ford, 1986-89 8. J.J. Hayes, 2010-11 9. Chris Lafferty, 1986-89 10. Derek Anderson, 1985-88

Rec. 226 149 119 115 114 112 106 105 98 96

No. 18 14 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11

Yards 858 918 860 911 840 542 831 671 951 745 Yards 2,435 2,098 1,769 1,667 1,811 1,624 1,251 1,696 1,242 1,361

Reggie Begelton led the Southland Conference with 82 receptions in 2013.

Single Game Touchdowns

Name Opponent Mark Roberts Houston Baptist, 2014 Mark Roberts McNeese, 2013 Jordan Edwards Stephen F. Austin, 2012 Kevin Johnson McMurry, 2012 Kevin Johnson Langston, 2012 J.J. Hayes Southeastern La., 2010 Jesse Cavil Sam Houston St., 1981 Howard Robinson UT Arlington, 1979 Patrick Gibbs Louisiana Tech, 1969

TD 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Single Season Touchdowns

Ronnie Gebauer

Name TD 1. Mark Roberts, 2014 13 2. Howard Robinson, 1979 12 3. Kevin Johnson, 2012 10 4. Reggie Begelton, 2013 8 Mark Roberts, 2013 8 J.J. Hayes, 2011 8 Marcus Jackson, 2010 8 8. Five Players Tied 7

Career Touchdowns

Name TD 1. Mark Roberts, 2013-14 21 2. Reggie Begelton, 2012-15 20 3. Howard Robinson, 1976-79 18 4. Patrick Gibbs, 1967-70 16 Bill Kilgore, 1964-67 15 6. J.J. Hayes, 2010-11 14 Marcus Jackson, 2010-11 14 8. Frazer Dealy, 1963-65 13 9. Derek Anderson, 1985-88 12 Joe Bowser, 1971-73 12 Johnny Fuller, 1964-67 12

Herbert Harris

Howard Robinson

Mark Roberts set a school record with 21 career TD catches during his two seasons on campus.

J.J. Hayes set school records for receiving yards in a game (212) and receptions in a game (14).

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Lamar Football Individual Total Offense Records Year 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Name Sammy Carpenter Bill Lierman Sammy Carpenter Sammy Carpenter Jerry Boone George Parks George Parks Charles Starcke Charles Starcke Windell Hebert Windell Hebert Windell Hebert Phillip Primm Phillip Primm Phillip Primm Phillip Primm Randy McCollum Bobby McDowell Tommy Tomlin Tommy Tomlin Glen Hill Doug Matthews Bobby Flores Bobby Flores Bobby Flores Charles Behn Kevin Bell Larry Haynes Larry Haynes Ray Campbell Fred Hessen Fred Hessen George Landry Dennis Haskin Burton Murchison Burton Murchison Shad Smith John Evans John Evans Andre Bevil Andre Bevil Ryan Mossakowski Caleb Berry Caleb Berry Kade Harrington

Yearly Leaders Pass 70 703 40 125 445 642 701 407 569 613 1,214 1,112 722 893 1,002 1,549 1,533 850 1,563 1,072 475 0 890 574 579 358 0 1,261 2,641 1,491 2,108 736 554 429 44 59 1,806 1,525 2,901 2,013 1,719 1,194 3,332 3,709 0

Rush 607 475 671 420 149 -41 54 99 176 142 197 51 114 131 36 211 26 78 80 -116 269 881 -13 49 30 111 515 78 -213 -62 12 -7 0 243 1,547 830 -92 119 94 28 171 23 160 226 2,092

Total 667 1,178 711 545 594 601 755 506 745 755 1,411 1,163 836 1,024 1,038 1,760 1,559 928 1,643 956 744 881 877 623 609 469 515 1,339 2,428 1,429 2,120 729 554 672 1,591 889 1,714 1,644 2,995 2,041 1,890 1,217 3,492 3,935 2,092

Avg. 74.1 117.8 71.1 77.9 84.9 66.8 75.5 63.3 62.1 75.5 128.2 116.3 92.9 102.4 148.3 176.0 155.9 92.8 192.6 159.3 67.6 80.1 87.7 69.2 76.1 78.2 46.8 121.7 220.7 129.9 192.7 81.0 61.6 74.7 144.6 80.8 190.4 149.5 299.5 204.1 189.0 152.1 291.0 327.9 190.2

TD (P/R) 13 (4/9) 6 (2/4) 9 (1/8) 4 (1/3) 9 (5/4) 12 (5/7) 14 (9/5) 6 (5/1) 6 (4/2) na na na 6 (6/0) 8 (8/0) 11 (10/1) 17 (16/1) 17 (14/3) 6 (4/2) 12 (10/2) 8 (6/2) 6 (3/3) 8 (0/8) 8 (8/0) 5 (2/3) 6 (3/3) 2 (2/0) 3 (0/3) 13 (8/5) 25 (21/4) 8 (7/1) 17 (14/3) 5 (4/1) 7 (0/7) 4 (3/1) 9 (1/8) 9 (0/9) 12 (11/1) 14 (9/5) 22 (17/5) 14 (14/0) 14 (14/0) 13 (13/0) 32 (32/0) 34 (33/1) 21 (0/21)

Name Caleb Berry Caleb Berry Andre Bevil John Evans Caleb Berry Caleb Berry Caleb Berry John Evans Caleb Berry Andre Bevil John Evans Shad Smith Larry Haynes Caleb Berry Andre Bevil Caleb Berry John Evans Tommy Tomlin Fred Hessen Kade Harrington Andre Bevil Caleb Berry Caleb Berry Caleb Berry Caleb Berry

Name

Pass/Rush Total 554/15 591 399/39 438 429/-3 426 407/14 421 379/40 419 327/91 418 393/17 410 393/12 405 389/15 404 417/-19 398 353/43 396 412/-19 393 403/-16 387 391/-7 384 360/14 374 329/31 360 341/15 356 308/43 351 367/-18 349 0/347 347 270/77 347 330/13 343 330/15 343 256/74 330 316/4 320

Single Season Total Offense Rushing Passing

1. Caleb Berry, 2014 2. Caleb Berry, 2013 3. John Evans, 1989 4. Larry Haynes, 1979 5. Fred Hessen, 1981 6. Kade Harrington, 2015 7. Andre Bevil, 2010 8. Andre Bevil, 2011 9. Phillip Primm, 1966 10. Shad Smith, 1987

226 160 94 -213 12 2,092 28 171 211 -92

3,709 3,332 2,901 2,641 2,108 0 2,013 1,719 1,549 1,806

Career Total Offense

Name 1. Caleb Berry, 2011-14 2. John Evans, 1986-89 3. Phillip Primm, 1963-66 4. Andre Bevil, 2010-11 5. Larry Haynes, 1978-79 6. Burton Murchison, 1985-88 7. Kade Harrington, 2013-Pres. 8. Shad Smith, 1985-88 9. Windell Hebert, 1959-62 10. Sammy Carpenter, 1951-54

Larry Haynes became the first Cardinal to amass over 2,000 yards of total offense in a single season with 2,428 in 1979.

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Single Game Total Offense

Opponent Central Arkansas, 2014 Grambling State, 2013 McNeese State, 2010 UTEP, 1989 Mississippi College, 2014 McNeese State, 2014 Stephen F. Austin, 2013 Angelo State, 1989 Grambling State, 2014 Southeastern Louisiana, 2010 McNeese State, 1989 Louisiana-Monroe, 1987 UT Arlington, 1979 Houston Baptist, 2014 Northwestern State, 2011 Nicholls State, 2013 McNeese State, 1987 Louisiana Tech, 1969 UT Arlington, 1981 Abilene Christian, 2015 Southeastern Louisiana, 2011 Nicholls, 2014 McNeese State, 2013 Oklahoma Panhandle State, 2013 Abilene Christian, 2014

Rushing 427 32 343 199 -135 3,598 3,712 -394 406 2,703

Passing 7,863 6,347 4,036 3,732 3,902 145 0 3,833 2,962 401

Total 3,935 3,492 2,995 2,428 2,120 2,092 2,041 1,890 1,760 1,714

Total 8,290 6,379 4,379 3,931 3,767 3,743 3,712 3,493 3,368 3,104


Lamar Football Individual All-Purpose Records Yearly Leaders

Year Name Rush Rec. KR PR INT Total 1951 Sammy Carpenter 607 46 165 55 0 873 1952 Sammy Carpenter 1,055 67 289 26 0 1,387 1953 Sammy Carpenter 671 77 267 62 5 1,082 1954 Sammy Carpenter 420 165 67 11 48 711 1955 Raymond Meyer 534 28 176 93 5 836 1956 Dudley Rench 243 295 81 30 0 649 1957 Bob Nance 638 228 12 116 0 994 1958 J.E. Whitmore 402 52 13 67 23 557 1959 Ronnie Fontenot 551 174 238 70 0 1,033 1960 Bobby Jancik 435 137 202 321 63 1,158 1961 Bobby Jancik 302 357 187 92 31 969 1962 Harold LaFitte 307 189 178 9 2 685 1963 Richard Prejean 365 41 239 69 0 714 1964 Harold LaFitte 407 119 149 31 0 708 1965 Harold LaFitte 331 124 161 0 0 616 1966 Johnny Fuller 0 517 0 255 0 772 1967 Tommy Smiley 890 0 97 0 0 987 1968 Ronnie Gebauer 0 831 0 32 0 863 1969 Robert Fontenot 104 30 559 0 0 693 1970 Patrick Gibbs 85 637 0 0 0 722 1971 Clinton Hill 293 93 387 0 0 773 1972 Doug Matthews 881 61 109 0 0 1,051 1973 Joe Bowser 0 545 0 0 0 545 1974 Ronnie Melancon 486 84 0 0 0 570 1975 Larry Spears 14 380 0 0 0 394 1976 Anthony Pendland 393 56 0 0 0 449 1977 Kevin Bell 515 55 362 0 0 932 1978 Howard Robinson 1 451 0 205 0 657 1979 Howard Robinson 9 840 217 66 0 1,132 1980 Sam Choice -15 579 6 8 0 592 1981 Herbert Harris 0 911 265 0 0 1,176 1982 Herbert Harris 4 525 566 0 0 1,095 1983 George Landry 554 87 0 0 0 641 1984 Rodney Clay 2 736 0 0 0 738 1985 Burton Murchison 1,547 40 0 0 0 1,587 1986 Burton Murchison 830 194 31 0 0 1,055 1987 Ranzy Levias 0 682 364 0 0 1,046 1988 Troy Barrett 598 115 0 0 0 713 1989 Chris Ford 0 918 0 0 0 918 2010 Octavious Logan 229 19 661 0 0 909 2011 J.J. Hayes 0 951 0 0 0 951 2012 Kevin Johnson 15 309 623 0 0 947 2013 Kade Harrington 880 376 0 0 0 1,256 2014 Mark Roberts 0 1,157 0 0 0 1,157 2015 Kade Harrington 2,092 216 39 0 0 2,347

Single Season All-Purpose Yards Name 1. Kade Harrington, 2015 2. Burton Murchison, 1985 3. Sammy Carpenter, 1952 4. Kade Harrington, 2013 5. Herbert Harris, 1981 6. Bobby Jancik, 1960 7. Mark Roberts, 2014 8. Howard Robinson, 1979 9. Herbert Harris, 1982 10. Sammy Carpenter, 1953

Rush Rec. KR 2,092 216 39 1,547 40 0 1,005 67 289 880 376 0 0 911 265 435 137 202 0 1,157 0 9 840 217 4 525 566 671 77 267

PR INT Total 0 0 2,347 0 0 1,587 26 0 1,387 0 0 1,256 0 0 1,176 321 63 1,158 0 0 1,157 66 0 1,132 0 0 1,095 62 5 1,082

Career All-Purpose Yards Name 1. Kade Harrington, 2013-Pres. 2. Burton Murchison, 1984-87 3. Sammy Carpenter, 1951-54 4. Ranzy Levias, 1984-87 5. Doug Matthews, 1969-72 6. Kevin Johnson, 2012-14 7. Herbert Harris, 1979-82 8. J.E. Whitmore, 1955-58 9. Ben Booker, 1978-81 10. Ronnie Gebauer, 1967-70

Rush Rec. KR 3,712 813 39 3,598 510 95 2,703 355 788 175 1,280 1,354 2,323 137 221 5 411 1,820 4 1,624 831 1,386 253 310 1,599 565 144 -20 2,098 0

PR INT Total 0 0 4,564 0 0 4,203 154 53 4,005 12 0 2,821 0 0 2,681 277 10 2,523 0 0 2,459 351 23 2,323 12 0 2,320 236 0 2,314

Individual Scoring Records Name 1. Kade Harrington, 2015 2. Alex Ball, 2015 Mark Roberts, 2014 4. Kevin Johnson, 2012 Sammy Carpenter, 1952 6. Kade Harrington, 2014 7. Kade Harrington, 2013 Howard Robinson, 1979 9. Doug Matthews, 1971 10. Ronnie Fontenot, 1959 11. Burton Murchison, 1986 12. Toby Lierman, 1951 13. Mike Andrie, 1987 14. Marcus Jackson, 2010 Kenny Franklin, 1989 Sammy Carpenter, 1951

Single Season

TD 2-Pt PAT FG Pts. 23 0 0 0 138 0 0 52-52 10-13 82 13 2 0 0 82 13 0 0 0 78 13 0 0 0 78 12 0 0 0 72 12 0 0 0 72 12 0 0 0 72 11 1-3 0 0 68 8 1 17 0 67 11 0 0 0 66 10 0 0 0 60 0 0 31-31 8-12 55 9 0 0 0 54 9 0 0 0 54 9 0 0 0 54

Name 1. Kade Harrington, 2013-Pres. 2. Sammy Carpenter, 1951-54 3. Justin Stout, 2010-13 4. Doug Matthews, 1969-72 5. Burton Murchison, 1984-87 6. Jabo Leonard, 1972-75 7. Kade Harrington, 2013-Pres. 8. Justin Stout, 2010-13 9. Mike Andrie, 1984-87 10. Mike Marlow, 1978-81 11. Mark Roberts, 2013-14 12. Harold LaFitte, 1962-65 13. Alex Ball, 2013-Present 14. Reggie Begelton, 2012-15 15. Howard Robinson, 1976-79

Career

TD 2-Pt PAT FG Pts. 47 0 0 0 282 33 0 0 0 198 0 0 112-120 24-40 184 28 2-4 0 0 172 28 1-1 0 0 170 0 0 62-64 29-44 149 24 0 0 0 144 0 0 84-91 20-31 144 0 0 70-72 24-42 142 0 0 57-64 28-51 141 21 2 0 0 130 21 0 2 0 128 0 0 72-72 17-20 123 20 0 0 0 120 18 0 0 0 108

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Lamar Football Individual Punting Records Yearly Leaders

Year Name 1951 Bob Frederick 1952 Bob Frederick 1953 Bill Davis 1954 Raymond Meyer 1955 Raymond Meyer 1956 Raymond Meyer 1957 Glenn Green Larry Ward Richard Griffin 1958 Glenn Green Larry Ward 1959 Bill McNeill Pat Day Larry Ward 1960 Pat Day 1961 Pat Day 1962 John Wiersma 1963 Dan Yezak 1964 Dan Yezak 1965 Bill Kilgore John Wiersma 1966 David Perkins John Wiersma 1967 Bill Kilgore 1968 Danny Hetzel 1969 Danny Hetzel Ronnie Baird 1970 Bennie Lunsford Tommy Tomlin Ronnie Baird 1971 Lynn Bock 1972 Mike Drake Lynn Bock 1973 Lynn Bock 1974 Lynn Bock 1975 Ricky Gohlke Chris Frederick 1976 David Stone Chris Frederick 1977 Chris Frederick Richard Adams 1978 Mike Marlow 1979 Mike Marlow 1980 Mike Marlow 1981 Mike Marlow 1982 Ricky Fernandez 1983 Ricky Fernandez 1984 Ricky Fernandez Mike Andrie 1985 Ricky Fernandez 1986 Bryan Campbell Mike Andrie 1987 Bryan Campbell 1988 Bryan Campbell 1989 Bryan Campbell 2010 Kollin Kahler 2011 Kollin Kahler 2012 Kollin Kahler 2013 Kollin Kahler 2014 Juan Carranco 2015 Juan Carranco

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No. 55 40 25 22 27 35 19 8 3 20 10 16 15 14 59 41 55 48 41 35 16 31 17 61 78 20 18 42 17 11 59 34 29 67 64 47 25 40 22 42 39 73 65 62 70 76 75 57 14 53 43 26 59 62 55 55 64 67 69 59 52

Yds. Avg. 2,113 38.4 1,363 34.1 979 39.1 831 37.7 1,101 40.8 1,353 38.6 670 35.2 286 35.7 110 36.6 689 34.4 365 36.5 567 35.4 453 30.2 577 44.0 2,143 36.4 1,438 35.1 1,892 34.4 1,979 41.2 1,585 38.7 1,421 40.6 665 41.6 1,063 34.3 635 37.4 2,362 38.8 2,766 35.4 670 33.5 764 42.4 1,524 36.6 556 32.7 400 36.4 2,241 38.0 1,253 36.9 1,142 39.4 2,672 39.9 2,447 38.7 1,612 34.3 934 37.4 1,602 40.1 716 32.5 1,294 30.8 1,447 37.1 2,832 38.8 2,329 35.8 2,535 40.9 2,854 40.8 3,022 39.8 3,004 40.1 2,171 38.1 495 35.4 2,182 41.2 1,504 35.0 971 37.3 2,218 37.6 2,474 39.9 2,126 38.7 2,089 38.0 2,710 42.3 2,782 41.5 2,848 41.3 2,297 38.9 1,947 37.4

Most Punts in a Game

Name Opponent Kollin Kahler Stephen F. Austin, 2010 Juan Carranco Texas A&M, 2014 Bryan Campbell Sam Houston State, 1989 Danny Hetzel Louisiana Tech, 1968 Dan Yezak Abilene Christian, 1963 Juan Carranco Baylor, 2015 Juan Carranco McNeese, 2015 Kollin Kahler Hawai`i, 2012 Kollin Kahler Sam Houston State, 2011 Bryan Campbell Louisiana-Monroe, 1988 Danny Hetzel UT Arlington, 1968

No. 11 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9

Season Average

Most Punts in a Season

Name No. 1. Danny Hetzel, 1968 78 2. Ricky Fernandez, 1982 76 3. Ricky Fernandez, 1983 75 4. Mike Marlow, 1978 73 5. Mike Marlow, 1981 70 6. Kollin Kahler, 2013 69 7. Lynn Bock, 1973 67 8. Mike Marlow, 1979 65 9. Kollin Kahler, 2011 64 Lynn Bock, 1974 64

Most Punts in a Career

Name No. 1. Mike Marlow, 1978-81 270 2. Ricky Fernandez, 1982-85 261 3. Kollin Kahler, 2010-13 255 4. Bryan Campbell, 1986-89 219 Lynn Bock, 1971-74 219 6. Pat Day, 1959-61 115 7. Juan Carranco, 2013-Pres. 111 8. Danny Hetzel, 1967-69 99 9. Bill Kilgore, 1964-67 96

Single Game Yardage

Name Opponent Kollin Kahler Stephen F. Austin, 2010 Dan Yezak Abilene Christian, 1963 Kollin Kahler Sam Houston State, 2011 Kollin Kahler Hawai`i, 2012 Juan Carranco Texas A&M, 2014 Bryan Campbell Stephen F. Austin, 1988 Bryan Campbell Louisiana-Monroe, 1988 Kollin Kahler Stephen F. Austin, 2011 Juan Carranco SE Louisiana, 2014 Danny Hetzel Louisiana Tech, 1968 Juan Carranco Baylor, 2015 Bryan Campbell Stephen F. Austin, 1989

Season Yardage

Name Yds. 1. Ricky Fernandez, 1983 3,022 (75) 2. Ricky Fernandez, 1982 3,004 (76) 3. Mike Marlow, 1981 2,854 (70) 4. Kollin Kahler, 2013 2,848 (69) 5. Mike Marlow, 1978 2,832 (73) 6. Kollin Kahler, 2012 2,782 (67) 7. Danny Hetzel, 1968 2,766 (78) 8. Kollin Kahler, 2011 2,710 (64) 9. Lynn Bock, 1973 2,672 (67) 10. Mike Marlow, 1980 2,535 (62)

Yds. 419 (11) 402 (10) 397 (9) 373 (9) 363 (10) 363 (8) 358 (9) 352 (8) 346 (8) 345 (10) 340 (9) 337 (8)

Name Avg. 1. Larry Ward, 1959 44.0 (14-577) 2. Ronnie Baird, 1969 42.4 (19-764) 3. Kollin Kahler, 2011 42.3 (64-2,710) 4. John Wiersma, 1965 41.6 (16-665) 5. Kollin Kahler, 2012 41.5 (67-2,782) 6. Kollin Kahler, 2013 41.3 (69-2,848) 7. Dan Yezak, 1963 41.2 (48-1,979) Ricky Fernandez, 1985 41.2 (53-2,182) 9. Mike Marlow, 1980 40.9 (62-2,535) 10. Raymond Meyer, 1955 40.8 (27-1,101) Mike Marlow, 1981 40.8 (70-2,854)

Career Average

Name Avg. 1. Kollin Kahler, 2010-13 40.90 (255-10,429) 2. Dan Yezak, 1963-64 40.04 (89-3,564) 3. Ricky Fernandez, 1982-85 39.76 (261-10,379) 4. Bill Kilgore, 1964-67 39.41 (96-3,783) 5. Raymond Meyer, 1954-56 39.11 (84-3,285) 6. Mike Marlow, 1978-81 38.89 (270-10,500) 7. Lynn Bock, 1971-74 38.82 (219-8,502) 8. John Wiersma, 1964-66 38.75 (40-1,550) 9. Larry Ward, 1957-59 38.13 (32-1,220) 10. Bryan Campbell, 1986-89 38.00 (219-8,322)

Longest Punts

Name Opponent Lynn Bock West Texas State, 1972 Lynn Bock Louisiana-Lafayette, 1973 Kollin Kahler Southeastern Louisiana, 2011 Ricky Fernandez UT Arlington, 1982 Dan Yezak San Diego Marines, 1964 Ricky Fernandez Louisiana Tech, 1984 Raymond Meyer Stephen F. Austin, 1955 Lynn Bock West Texas A&M, 1974 Bennie Lansford Southern Illinois, 1970 Mike Marlow Baylor, 1980 Dan Yezak Trinity, 1963 Dan Yezak Sul Ross State, 1963 Kollin Kahler Northwestern State, 2011 Pat Day Mexico Poly, 1960

Yds. 86 80 72 72 70 68 68 67 67 66 66 66 65 65


Lamar Football Individual Punt Return Records Year 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Yearly Leaders

Name Ret. Yds. Avg. TD Toby Lierman 15 111 7.4 0 L.C. Choate 5 37 7.4 0 Sammy Carpenter 3 26 8.7 0 Sammy Carpenter 4 62 15.5 0 Raymond Meyer 5 114 22.8 1 Jerry Boone 4 32 8.0 0 Raymond Meyer 12 93 7.8 0 Jerry Boone 9 65 7.2 0 J.E. Whitmore 7 57 8.1 0 J.E. Whitmore 4 154 38.5 1 Raymond Meyer 4 34 8.5 0 J.E. Whitmore 7 73 10.4 0 Dudley Rench 5 49 9.8 0 J.E. Whitmore 12 67 5.6 0 Dudley Rench 4 163 40.8 1 Ronnie Fontenot 12 70 5.8 0 Bobby Jancik 21 321 15.3 0 Bobby Jancik 8 92 11.5 0 Ronnie Wright 8 125 15.6 0 Mike McManus 5 113 22.6 1 Burnie Alderman 5 28 5.6 0 Harold LaFitte 3 31 10.3 0 Burnie Alderman 18 153 8.3 0 Johnny Fuller 19 255 13.4 1 Johnny Fuller 20 344 17.2 1 Ronnie Gebauer 15 155 10.3 0 Charles Crawford 7 44 6.3 0 Ronnie Gebauer 7 32 4.6 0 Mark Ludwig 10 36 3.6 0 Clinton Hill 3 53 17.7 0 Rondy Colbert 14 182 13.0 0 Rondy Colbert 14 56 4.0 0 Steve Wilke 10 132 13.2 0 Rondy Colbert 31 305 9.8 2 Rondy Colbert 12 42 3.5 0 Don Cunningham 10 44 4.4 0 Don Cunningham 9 94 10.4 0 Don Gordon 7 60 8.6 0 Don Gordon 16 111 6.9 1 Johnny Ray Smith 6 60 10.0 1 Johnny Ray Smith 19 110 5.8 0 Howard Robinson 16 205 12.8 0 Don Gordon 8 80 10.0 1 Johnny Ray Smith 13 126 9.7 1 Howard Robinson 10 66 6.6 0 Johnny Ray Smith 21 144 6.9 0 Joe Cormier 22 66 3.0 0 Mitchell Bennett 20 103 5.2 0 Dennis Haskin 16 58 3.6 0 Mitchell Bennett 6 58 9.7 1 Billy Bell 25 158 6.3 0 Billy Bell 11 85 7.7 0 Keith McFadden 6 30 5.0 0 Chris Lafferty 25 191 7.6 0 Chris Lafferty 18 104 5.8 0 Ronald Davis 18 170 9.4 0 Josh Powdrill 10 95 9.5 0 Marcus Jackson 5 122 24.4 1 Kye Hildreth 2 40 20.0 0 Mike Venson 14 97 6.9 0 Kevin Johnson 12 216 18.0 2 Kevin Johnson 11 61 5.5 0 Jayce Nelson 10 102 10.2 0

Most Returns - Game

Name Opponent Johnny Ray Smith Baylor, 1980 Rondy Colbert Louisiana-Lafayette, 1973

No. 8 7

Most Returns - Season

Name No. 1. Rondy Colbert, 1973 31 2. Chris Lafferty, 1987 25 Billy Bell, 1984 25 4. Joe Cormier, 1981 22 5. Johnny Ray Smith, 1980 21 6. Mitchell Bennett, 1982 20 Johnny Fuller, 1967 20 8. Johnny Ray Smith, 1978 19 Johnny Fuller, 1966 19 10. Ronald Davis, 1989 18 Chris Lafferty, 1988 18 Burnie Alderman, 1965 18

Most Returns - Career

Name No. 1. Rondy Colbert, 1971-74 2. Johnny Ray Smith, 1977-80 3. Chris Lafferty, 1987-89 4. Johnny Fuller, 1964-67 5. Billy Bell, 1983-85 6. J.E. Whitmore, 1955-58 7. Bobby Jancik, 1960-61 8. Don Cunningham, 1974-77 9. Mitchell Bennett, 1982-83 10. Kevin Johnson, 2012-14

71 59 44 40 36 30 29 28 26 23

Single Game Yardage

Name Opponent Yds. Rondy Colbert Louisiana-Lafayette, 1973 118 (7) Marcus Jackson Ok. Panhandle State, 2010 111 (2)

Season Yardage

Name Yds. 1. Johnny Fuller, 1967 344 (20) 2. Bobby Jancik, 1960 321 (21) 3. Rondy Colbert, 1973 305 (31) 4. Johnny Fuller, 1966 255 (19) 5. Kevin Johnson, 2013 216 (12) 6. Howard Robinson, 1978 205 (16) 7. Chris Lafferty, 1987 191 (25) 8. Rondy Colbert, 1971 182 (14) 9. Ronald Davis, 1989 170 (18) 10. Dudley Rench, 1958 163 (4)

Career Yardage

Name Yds. 1. Johnny Fuller, 1964-67 626 (40) 2. Rondy Colbert, 1971-74 585 (71) 3. Johnny Ray Smith, 1977-80 440 (59) 4. Bobby Jancik, 1960-61 413 (29) 5. J.E. Whitmore, 1955-58 351 (30) 6. Chris Lafferty, 1987-89 296 (44) 7. Kevin Johnson, 2012-Pres. 272 (23) 8. Don Gordon, 1975-78 259 (22) 9. Billy Bell, 1983-85 243 (36) 10. Raymond Meyer, 1954-56 241 (21)

Minimum 10 returns

Name Avg. 1. Kevin Johnson, 2013 18.0 (12-216) 2. Johnny Fuller, 1967 17.2 (20-344) 3. Bobby Jancik, 1960 15.3 (21-321) 4. Johnny Fuller, 1966 13.4 (19-255) 5. Steve Wilke, 1972 13.2 (10-132) 6. Rondy Colbert, 1971 13.0 (14-182) 7. Howard Robinson, 1978 12.8 (16-205) 8. Ronnie Gebauer, 1967 10.3 (15-155) 9. Rondy Colbert, 1973 9.8 (31-305) 10. Johnny Ray Smith, 1979 9.7 (13-126)

Career Average Minimum 20 returns

Name Avg. 1. Johnny Fuller, 1964-67 15.65 (40-626) 2. Bobby Jancik, 1960-61 14.24 (29-413) 3. Kevin Johnson, 2012-14 12.04 (23-277) 4. Don Gordon, 1975-78 11.77 (22-259) 5. J.E. Whitmore, 1955-58 11.70 (30-351) 6. Raymond Meyer, 1954-56 11.48 (21-241) 7. Rondy Colbert, 1971-74 8.24 (71-585) 8. Johnny Ray Smith, 1977-80 7.46 (59-440) 9. Billy Bell, 1983-85 6.75 (36-243) 10. Chris Lafferty, 1987-89 6.73 (44-296)

Season Touchdowns

Name TD 1. Kevin Johnson, 2013 2 Rondy Colbert, 1973 2 3. Eight players tied with 1

Career Touchdowns

Name TD 1. Kevin Johnson, 2012-14 2 Johnny Fuller, 1964-67 2 Rondy Colbert, 1971-74 2 Johnny Ray Smith, 1977-80 2

Longest Returns

Name Opponent Yds. Marcus Jackson Ok. Panhandle State, 2010 90 Raymond Meyer Texas A&M-Kingsville, 1954 90 David McGaughty Mexico Poly, 1960 83 Kurt Phoenix UT Arlington, 1978 82 Dudley Rench Sam Houston State, 1958 82 Johnny Ray Smith Louisiana-Monroe, 1979 80 J.E. Whitmore Texas A&M-Kingsville, 1956 80 Mike McManus Sul Ross State, 1963 76 Bobby Jancik Louisiana-Monroe, 1960 75 Seth Ellis Houston Baptist, 2015 74

Season Average Minimum 4 returns

Name Avg. 1. Dudley Rench, 1958 40.8 (4-136) 2. J.E. Whitmore, 1956 38.5 (4-154) 3. Marcus Jackson, 2010 24.4 (5-122) 4. Raymond Meyer, 1954 22.8 (5-114) 5. Mike McManus, 1963 22.6 (5-113) 6. Johnny Fuller, 1967 17.2 (20-344) 7. Sammy Carpenter, 1953 15.5 (4-62) 8. Bobby Jancik, 1960 15.3 (21-321) 9. Johnny Fuller, 1966 13.4 (19-255) 10. Steve Wilke, 1972 13.2 (10-132)

Bobby Jancik 321 punt return yards in 1960 is the second-best mark in school history.

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Lamar Football Junior College Results - 1923-1950

1923 (2-4-1) Coach: Pat Quinn South Park High W 25-0 Stephen F. Austin W 10-0 Port Arthur High T 0-0 Louisiana-Lafayette L 19-16 Texas A&M Freshmen L 25-0 LSU Freshmen L 13-0 Louisiana College L 20-13 1924 (7-3-0) Coach: Dunlap Johnson Orange High W 28-0 Sour Lake High W 14-0 DeQuincy (La.) High W 47-0 Rusk Jr. College W 23-0 Stephen F. Austin W 19-7 Texas Freshmen L 9-7 Louisiana-Lafayette L 20-8 Rice Freshmen L 7-6 Louisiana College W 13-7 Port Arthur Independent W 24-0 1925 (1-5-2) Coach: Lilburn Dimmitt Louisiana-Lafayette L 14-0 Beaumont High W 6-0 Northwestern State L 19-6 Texas A&M Freshmen L 12-0 Rice Freshmen T 2-2 Texas Freshmen L 7-0 Beaumont High L 19-10 Stephen F. Austin T 0-0 1926 (2-4-0) Coach: Joe Vincent Victoria JC W 24-0 Centenary Freshmen L 13-7 Sam Houston State W 9-0 Louisiana-Lafayette L 19-0 Rice Freshmen L 29-0 Schreiner Institute L 64-0 (Discontinued: 1927-31) 1932 (8-1) Coach: John Gray Lon Morris JC W 20-6 Blinn College W 39-0 Sam Houston Freshmen W 38-13 Centenary Freshmen W 12-0 East Texas Baptist W 14-12 Texas Freshmen W 25-7 Louisiana-Lafayette W 6-0 SMU Freshmen L 6-0 Decatur Baptist JC W 23-6 1933 (6-4-2) Coach: John Gray East Texas Baptist L 7-6 Lon Morris JC W 13-0 Louisiana-Lafayette W 8-7 Texas Freshmen T 0-0 Rice Freshmen L 7-0 Sam Houston Freshmen W 41-0 Blinn College W 71-0 Texas A&M Freshmen T 0-0 Victoria JC W 40-7 LSU Freshmen L 20-0 Schreiner Institute W 20-14 Amarillo JC L 27-14

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1934 (8-1-1) Coach: John Gray Lon Morris JC W Texas Freshmen W Texas Freshmen W Loyola (La.) Freshmen T Texas A&M Freshmen W St. Mary’s University W Westmoreland JC W Victoria JC W Schreiner Institute W Amarillo JC L

26-6 7-0 16-0 19-19 13-6 32-0 54-7 19-0 7-6 27-14

1935 (4-3-1) Coach: John Gray Lon Morris JC T Rice Freshmen L Mexico Poly W Texas A&M-Kingsville L Sam Houston State W Victoria JC W Westmoreland JC W Schreiner Institute L

0-0 24-0 32-0 26-0 16-0 7-6 38-6 20-0

1936 (3-4-0) Coach: John Gray Stephen F. Austin L Centenary Freshmen L Loyola (La.) Freshmen W Texas A&M-Kingsville L Victoria JC W Schreiner Institute W Kilgore College L

13-6 6-0 6-0 26-0 7-0 7-6 10-7

1937 (5-4) Coach: John Gray Texas Freshmen W 3-0 Texas A&M-Kingsville L 26-0 Southeastern La. L 20-12 Stephen F. Austin W 10-6 Sam Houston State L 16-7 Centenary Freshmen W 32-6 Louisiana-Lafayette W 18-12 Schreiner Institute L 14-6 Mexico Poly W 27-13 1938 (2-6-1) Coach: John Gray Arlington JC L Brownsville JC W Texas Lutheran W St. Edward’s University L Sam Houston State L Southeastern La. L Centenary Freshmen L Stephen F. Austin T Schreiner Institute L

33-7 40-6 33-6 14-0 18-0 20-7 12-7 13-13 9-0

1939 (2-7-0) Coach: John Gray Louisiana-Lafayette L 6-0 Sam Houston State L 20-6 Baylor Freshmen L 34-0 Centenary Freshmen W 7-0 Kilgore College L 20-0 Texas Lutheran W 18-0 Schreiner Institute L 7-0 Arlington JC L 7-6 Lon Morris JC L 28-6

1940 (2-4-1) Coach: R. M. Hodgkiss Kilgore JC L Decatur Baptist JC W Lon Morris JC T Rice Freshmen L Schreiner Institute L Tarleton State JC L McNeese State JC W

27-0 12-6 0-0 6-0 19-0 14-9 34-0

1941 (4-4-0) Coach: R. M. Hodgkiss Sam Houston State L Schreiner Institute W Kilgore College L Decatur Baptist JC W Rice Freshmen L Arlington JC L Clifton JC W UL-Lafayette Freshmen W

51-6 6-0 34-6 12-0 20-0 21-13 59-6 27-0

1942 (2-6-1) Coach: Ted Dawson Sam Houston State L Arlington JC T Kilgore College L Schreiner Institute W Paris JC L Ellington AFB W NE Louisiana JC L Southwestern University L Southeastern La. L

20-0 0-0 28-6 14-0 20-0 25-0 19-13 13-0 34-7

(Discontinued 1943-45) 1946 (8-2-0) Coach: Ted Jefferies Decatur Baptist JC W Hardin College W San Angelo JC L Hill JC W Paris JC W Tarleton State JC W Arlington JC W Kilgore College L Schreiner Institute W McNeese State JC W

83-0 13-0 13-7 40-0 6-0 19-7 26-0 10-6 20-0 21-7

1947 (4-6-0) Coach: A. C. Forwald Little Rock JC W Del Mar JC W San Angelo JC L Arlington JC L Paris JC W Tarleton State JC W Tyler JC L Kilgore College L Schreiner Institute L McNeese State JC L

12-0 19-6 26-0 14-0 28-14 14-0 7-6 10-6 7-0 21-7

1948 (8-4-0) Coach: Stan Lambert Brownsville JC W Del Mar JC W San Angelo JC L Arlington JC L Paris JC L Tarleton State JC W Mexico Poly W Kilgore College L

25-7 21-7 19-6 22-0 27-7 26-19 28-0 27-12


Lamar Football Schreiner Institute McNeese State JC Tyler JC Hinds, Miss. JC +- JC State Playoffs *-Spindletop Bowl

W W W W

18-6 20-6 28-7+ 21-0*

1949 (10-2) Coach: Stan Lambert Wharton JC W Schreiner Institute W San Angelo JC W Arlington JC W Paris JC W Tarleton State JC W Mexico Poly W Kilgore College W McNeese State JC W Tyler JC L Pearl River, Miss. JC L Georgia Military W +- Memorial Bowl *-Spindletop Bowl (SWJC Co-Champions)

33-13 21-0 42-20 50-6 38-13 7-0 40-0 14-7 33-14 27-13 21-20* 35-14+

9/16 9/23 9/30 10/6 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/3 11/11 11/18

1950 (5-4-1) Coach: Stan Lambert SE Oklahoma State T SW Oklahoma State W Corpus Christi Univ. L Northwestern State L Sam Houston State L Louisiana College W Mexico Poly W East Central Okla. W Daniel Baker W Middle Tennessee L

7-7 34-7 20-13 26-0 45-0 15-7 19-6 7-6 75-0 28-0

9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17

1951 (4-6) Coach: Stan Lambert North Texas L SW Oklahoma State W at Northwestern State W *Stephen F. Austin W *at A&M-Commerce L *at Sam Houston State L Trinity University L *Texas State L at McNeese State L *Sul Ross State W

54-6 43-21 32-20 26-14 47-7 33-14 41-20 14-13 13-7 28-27

1952 (2-7) Coach: Stan Lambert 9/20 at Louisiana-Lafayette L 9/27 Northwestern State W 10/4 *at Stephen F. Austin W 10/11 *A&M-Commerce L 10/18 *Sam Houston State L 10/25 at Trinity University L 11/1 *at Texas State L 11/8 McNeese State L 11/15 *at Sul Ross State L

1953 (3-7) Coach: J.B. Higgins Louisiana-Lafayette at Northwestern State *Stephen F. Austin *at A&M-Commerce *at Sam Houston State Abilene Christian *Texas State

14-13 35-13 27-6 48-0 31-13 66-7 33-26 42-7 27-19

L 22-13 L 12-6 W 19-13 L 32-13 L 43-0 L 26-21 L 14-6

at McMurry College *at Sul Ross State at Mexico Poly

L W W

1954 (3-7) Coach: J.B. Higgins Louisiana-Lafayette at Northwestern State McMurry College *at Stephen F. Austin *A&M-Commerce *Sam Houston State at Abilene Christian *at Texas State *Texas A&M-Kingsville *Sul Ross State

W 26-20 L 22-13 W 19-13 L 20-7 L 16-14 W 6-0 L 33-14 L 13-12 L 18-14 L 27-13

1955 (4-6) Coach: J.B. Higgins 9/17 Louisiana-Lafayette 9/24 at Northwestern State 10/1 A&M-Corpus Christi 10/8 *Stephen F. Austin 10/15 *at A&M-Commerce 10/22 *at Sam Houston State 10/29 at McNeese State 11/5 *Texas State 11/12 *at A&M-Kingsville 11/19 *Sul Ross State

W 19-6 L 7-6 W 29-2 L 20-8 L 33-7 L 46-14 L 17-2 L 14-7 W 20-9 W 26-13

1956 (4-4-1) Coach: J.B. Higgins 9/15 at Louisiana-Lafayette 9/22 Northwestern State 10/6 *at Stephen F. Austin 10/13 *A&M-Commerce 10/20 *Sam Houston State 10/27 McNeese State 11/3 *at Texas State 11/10 *Texas A&M-Kingsville 11/17 *at Sul Ross State

W T L W L W L L W

1957 (8-0-2) Coach: J.B. Higgins 9/14 at Louisiana College 9/21 at Northwestern State 9/28 Louisiana-Lafayette 10/5 *Stephen F. Austin 10/12 *at A&M-Commerce 10/19 *at Sam Houston State 10/26 *Howard Payne 11/2 *Texas State 11/9 *at A&M-Kingsville 11/16 *Sul Ross State

W 35-20 W 20-10 W 36-20 W 27-12 W 7-6 T 7-7 W 18-13 W 33-20 T 13-13 W 67-19

1958 (6-2) Coach: J.B. Higgins 9/27 A&M-Corpus Christi 10/4 *at Stephen F. Austin 10/11 *A&M-Commerce 10/18 *Sam Houston State 10/25 *at Howard Payne 11/1 *at Texas State 11/8 *A&M-Kingsville 11/15 *at Sul Ross State 1959 (8-3) Coach: J.B. Higgins 9/12 at South Dakota 9/19 Louisiana Tech 9/26 at Northwestern State 10/3 at Abilene Christian 10/10 *Stephen F. Austin

32-27 21-0 60-12

21-14 6-6 26-18 20-7 20-6 18-14 13-6 28-12 34-7

W 26-0 W 35-6 W 21-0 W 20-7 L 24-19 L 8-7 W 14-0 W 46-7 W W W W W

41-9 13-6 19-0 8-7 7-6

10/17 *Sul Ross State 10/24 *at Texas State 10/31 Howard Payne 11/7 *at A&M-Kingsville 11/14 *A&M-Commerce 11/21 *at Sam Houston State

W W L L L W

1960 (8-4) Coach: J.B. Higgins 9/10 Mexico Poly 9/17 at Louisiana Tech 9/24 at Northwestern State 10/1 Abilene Christian 10/8 *at Stephen F. Austin 10/15 *at Sul Ross State 10/22 *Texas State 10/29 *at Howard Payne 11/5 *A&M-Kingsville 11/12 *A&M-Commerce 11/19 *Sam Houston State 11/24 South Dakota

W 42-6 L 20-0 W 21-13 L 20-7 W 14-0 W 20-6 W 7-0 W 12-7 L 40-0 L 27-0 W 18-7 W 41-21

1961 (8-2-1) Coach: J.B. Higgins 9/23 Louisiana-Monroe 9/30 at Abilene Christian 10/7 *Stephen F. Austin 10/14 *Sul Ross State 10/21 *at Texas State 10/28 *Howard Payne 11/4 *at A&M-Kingsville 11/11 *A&M-Commerce 11/18 *at Sam Houston State 12/2 at Mexico Poly 12/29 Middle Tennessee St. *- Tangerine Bowl 1962 (7-3) Coach: J.B. Higgins 9/15 Mexico Poly 9/21 at Louisiana-Monroe 9/27 Abilene Christian 10/6 *at Stephen F. Austin 10/13 *at Sul Ross 10/20 *Texas State 10/27 *at Howard Payne 11/3 *A&M-Kingsville 11/10 *at A&M-Commerce 11/17 Sam Houston State

32-0 28-6 14-12 14-6 14-3 27-14

W 38-34 W 25-10 W 34-22 W 34-0 T 7-7 W 33-13 L 8-7 W 14-7 L 9-7 W 62-22 W 21-14*

W 34-6 W 14-0 W 13-6 W 27-12 W 28-14 L 20-13 W 21-10 L 7-0 W 28-6 L 23-7

1963 (5-4) Coach: Vernon Glass 9/28 at Abilene Christian L 10/5 Trinity University W 10/12 Stephen F. Austin L 10/19 Sul Ross State W 10/26 at Texas State L 11/2 Howard Payne W 11/9 at A&M-Kingsville W 11/17 A&M-Commerce L 12/7 at Mexico Poly W (Lamar was an independent in 1963) 1964 (6-3-1) Coach: Vernon Glass 9/19 East Central Okla. W 9/26 *Abilene Christian W 10/3 *at Trinity University W 10/17 at San Diego Marines L 10/24 A&M-Kingsville L 10/31 *UT Arlington W 11/7 *New Mexico State W

25-0 20-18 27-6 15-7 13-7 35-0 16-14 10-0 33-26

21-0 14-3 14-7 33-28 13-12 17-7 21-14

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T W L

1965 (6-4) Coach: Vernon Glass 9/18 at East Central Okla. W 9/25 at New Mexico State L 10/2 Pensacola Navy W 10/9 *Arkansas State W 10/16 *at Abilene Christian W 10/23 at A&M-Kingsville L 10/30 Louisiana-Lafayette L 11/6 *Trinity University W 11/13 West Texas A&M W 11/20 *at UT Arlington L

9/17 9/24 10/2 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26

1966 (6-4) Coach: Vernon Glass at Western Michigan L Southwest Missouri W at Louisiana-Lafayette L *Abilene Christian W McNeese State W *at Arkansas State W *at Trinity University L Louisiana Tech W *UT Arlington W at Quantico Marines L

7-7 14-7 19-17*

15-14 21-20 37-0 20-7 28-18 14-6 20-6 21-3 21-14 31-21

16-14 55-12 16-14 42-16 10-7 17-0 23-14 31-16 27-7 30-26

1967 (7-3) Coach: Vernon Glass 9/16 at New Mexico State L 17-6 9/23 Louisiana-Lafayette W 14-13 9/30 Southeastern Louisiana W 34-21 10/7 Quantico Marines W 41-6 10/14 *at Abilene Christian W 54-13 10/21 at McNeese State W 24-8 10/28 *Arkansas State W 28-23 11/4 *Trinity Universisty W 6-0 11/11 at Louisiana Tech L 41-31 11/18 *at UT Arlington L 16-10

9/14 9/21 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23

1968 (0-10) Coach: Vernon Glass at West Texas A&M McNeese State New Mexico State at Southern Illinois *Abilene Christian at Louisiana-Lafayette *at Arkansas State *at Trinity University Louisiana Tech *UT Arlington

L L L L L L L L L L

45-7 10-0 16-14 24-7 38-14 20-14 48-17 24-20 34-7 37-20

9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22

1969 (3-7) Coach: Vernon Glass at McNeese State W at Southeastern La. L New Mexico State W Southern Illinois W Abilene Christian L at Louisiana-Lafayette L *at Arkansas State L *Trinity University L at Louisiana Tech L *at UT Arlington L

13-7 21-19 9-7 20-16 22-9 24-16 20-0 22-0 77-40 53-16

1970 (3-7) Coach: Vernon Glass

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9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11//7 11/14 11/21

West Texas A&M Louisiana Tech at Southern Illinois McNeese State *Abilene Christian at Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas State *at Trinity University at New Mexico State *UT Arlington

W W L L L L L L L W

1971 (5-6) Coach: Vernon Glass 9/11 Sam Houston State L 9/18 at West Texas A&M L 9/25 *at Louisiana Tech L 10/2 Central Missouri W 10/9 at McNeese State L 10/16 at Mississippi State L 10/23 Louisiana-Lafayette L 10/30 *at Abilene Christian W 11/6 *Trinity University W 11/20 *at UT Arlington W 11/27 *Arkansas State W

9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/21 11/4 11/11 11/18

1972 (8-3) Coach: Vernon Glass Sam Houston State W at UTEP W Southern Illinois W at West Texas A&M L *at McNeese State L *Abilene Christian W *at Louisiana-Lafayette W *at Arkansas State W at New Mexico State W Nicholls W *UT Arlington L

1973 (5-5) Coach: Vernon Glass 9/8 at New Mexico State L 9/15 Howard Payne W 9/22 *at McNeese State L 9/29 at Drake L 10/6 West Texas A&M L 10/13 at UTEP W 10/20 Louisiana-Lafayette W 10/27 *Arkansas State W 11/10 *Louisiana-Tech L 11/24 *at UT Arlington W

33-28 6-0 32-16 17-12 42-27 15-6 69-7 37-31 69-37 24-0

13-12 14-6 26-7 35-6 38-0 24-7 21-20 30-28 27-15 23-14 24-13

22-19 42-28 7-0 35-12 17-7 31-10 3-0 26-24 24-19 22-10 10-3

24-7 21-17 20-17 24-10 13-0 31-27 31-0 10-7 17-3 10-3

1974 (8-2) Coach: Vernon Glass 9/21 Drake W 18-6 9/28 at North Texas W 27-7 10/5 *at Louisiana-Lafayette W 38-13 10/12 Mississippi State L 37-21 10/19 *at Arkansas State W 10-6 10/26 Southern Miss. W 10-7 11/2 at West Texas A&M W 9-7 11/9 *at Louisiana Tech L 28-0 11/16 *McNeese State W 17-3 11/23 *UT Arlington W 8-0

9/6 9/13 9/20 10/4 10/11

1975 (1-10) Coach: Vernon Glass at Houston West Texas A&M New Mexico State *Louisiana Tech at Louisiana-Monroe

L L L L L

20-3 10-6 17-14 24-10 34-7

10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/22 11/29

*at Louisiana-Lafayette *Arkansas State at Southern Miss. *at UT Arlington Southern Illinois *at McNeese State

L L L L W L

21-12 17-0 43-3 37-24 30-10 20-10

1976 (2-9) Coach: Bob Frederick 9/11 Northwestern State W 17-6 9/18 at Louisiana-Monroe L 16-6 9/25 at New Mexico State W 21-17 10/2 at Southern Illinois L 19-7 10/9 *Louisiana-Lafayette L 34-9 10/16 *at Louisiana Tech L 37-7 10/23 Long Beach State L 21-10 10/30 *at Arkansas State L 31-0 11/6 at West Texas A&M L 21-6 11/13 *McNeese State L 27-0 11/20 *UT Arlington L 34-14 1977 (2-9) Coach: Bob Frederick 9/10 Louisiana-Monroe W 21-7 9/17 *Louisiana-Lafayette L 10-6 9/24 at Long Beach State L 21-7 10/1 at Southern Illinois L 9-5 10/8 *Arkansas State L 10-6 10/15 at Northwestern State L 43-0 10/22 West Texas A&M L 27-9 10/29 at Drake L 43-21 11/5 *Louisiana Tech L 7-6 11/12 *at McNeese State W 35-7 11/19 *at UT Arlington L 14-7 1978 (2-8-1) Coach: Bob Frederick 9/11 at Northwestern State L 21-17 9/16 Southern Illinois L 22-20 9/23 Stephen F. Austin W 23-16 9/30 *at Louisiana-Lafayette L 23-16 10/7 Louisiana-Monroe T 17-17 10/14 at West Texas A&M L 55-16 10/21 *UT Arlington L 37-17 11/4 *at Louisiana Tech L 40-3 11/11 *McNeese State L 24-23 11/18 *at Arkansas State L 6-3 11/25 Long Beach State W 36-31 1979 (6-3-2) Coach: Larry Kennan 9/8 at Baylor L 9/15 at Western Kentucky W 9/22 *Louisiana Tech W 10/6 West Texas A&M T 10/13 *McNeese State L 10/20 *Louisiana-Lafayette W 10/27 *at Arkansas State W 11/3 at Louisiana-Monroe W 11/10 Northwestern State W 11/17 *at UT Arlington L 11/23 at UNLV T

20-7 58-27 19-17 12-12 34-25 21-17 20-10 21-7 28-13 47-37 24-24

1980 (3-8) Coach: Larry Kennan 9/6 at Texas Southern W 41-8 9/13 Baylor L 42-7 9/20 Drake L 38-7 10/4 at Stephen F. Austin W 45-21 10/11 *at Louisiana Tech L 16-7 10/18 Louisiana-Monroe L 28-6 10/25 *at Louisiana-Lafayette L 38-10


Lamar Football 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22

at Southern Miss. *Arkansas State *McNeese State *UT Arlington

L W L L

1981 (4-6-1) Coach: Larry Kennan 9/5 at Baylor W 9/19 Sam Houston State W 9/26 Texas State L 10/3 Stephen F. Austin L 10/10 at Louisiana-Monroe W 10/17 *Louisiana Tech L 10/31 *McNeese State T 11/7 *at Arkansas State L 11/14 *Louisiana-Lafayette W 11/21 *at UT Arlington L 11/28 at Southern Miss. L 1982 (4-7) Coach: Ken Stephens 9/4 at Texas State L 9/11 at Stephen F. Austin W 9/18 Sam Houston State W 9/25 at Houston L 10/2 Texas Southern L 10/16 *at Louisiana Tech W 10/23 at Louisiana-Lafayette L 10/30 *Louisiana-Monroe L 11/6 *Arkansas State L 11/13 *at McNeese State W 11/20 *UT Arlington L

36-10 23-22 35-3 44-27

18-17 50-7 24-7 13-10 17-13 16-7 20-20 16-9 14-12 31-7 45-14

30-0 24-14 27-7 48-3 28-17 40-13 24-0 14-0 20-19 12-3 31-24

11/16 11/23

9/6 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22

*Arkansas State *McNeese State 1986 (2-9) Coach: Ray Alborn

at Rice at Sam Houston State at Stephen F. Austin Texas A&M-Kingsville *at Louisiana-Monroe Texas State *North Texas *Louisiana Tech Central State (OK) *at Arkansas State *at McNeese State

1987 (3-8) Coach: Ray Alborn

9/5 at Rice 9/12 at Northern Illinois 9/19 at Texas Tech 9/26 Stephen F. Austin 10/3 at A&M-Kingsville 10/10 Louisiana-Monroe 10/17 at UTEP 10/24 Sam Houston State 10/31 at Texas State 11/14 Arkansas State 11/21 McNeese State

1983 (2-9) Coach: Ken Stephens 9/3 at Nicholls L 21-14 9/10 Stephen F. Austin W 24-23 9/17 at Houston L 42-35 9/24 *at Louisiana Tech W 18-12 10/1 Texas Southern L 15-14 10/8 *Louisiana-Monroe L 17-0 10/15 *at UT Arlington L 21-0 10/22 at Louisiana-Lafayette L 31-6 11/5 *at North Texas L 10-0 11/12 *Arkansas State L 24-14 11/19 *McNeese State L 17-7

9/3 9/10 9/17 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19

1988 (3-8) Coach: Ray Alborn West Texas A&M Texas State at Stephen F. Austin at Arizona State at Sam Houston State Alcorn State at Arkansas State at Louisiana-Monroe Mississippi College at Texas Tech at McNeese State

1984 (2-9) Coach: Ken Stephens Texas Southern L *North Texas W at Rice L *UT Arlington L *at Louisiana-Monroe L Texas State L at Sam Houston State L *Louisiana Tech L Nicholls W *at Arkansas State L *at McNeese State L

9/2 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 11/4 11/11 11/18

1989 (5-5) Coach: Ray Alborn at Angelo State at UTEP at West Texas A&M Sam Houston State Stephen F. Austin Arkansas State at Alcorn State at Texas State at Louisiana-Lafayette McNeese State

9/1 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17

1985 (3-8) Coach: Ken Stephens 9/7 Texas Southern W 9/14 Prairie View A&M W 9/21 at Texas State W 9/28 at Rice L 10/12 *Louisiana-Monroe L 10/19 *at UT Arlington L 10/26 Sam Houston State L 11/2 *at Louisiana Tech L 11/9 *at North Texas L

13-7 10-6 36-19 13-10 34-14 23-0 27-11 22-7 20-16 37-13 34-14

32-20 30-7 24-21 29-28 37-14 37-17 34-22 23-22 20-0

L L

21-0 28-7

L L L L L W L L W L L

28-14 24-13 38-25 35-10 22-21 17-3 33-13 39-20 47-23 56-7 38-7

L W L W L W L L L L L

34-30 39-35 43-14 28-26 43-14 48-28 38-14 34-21 27-19 34-20 44-36

W L L L L W W L L L L

L W W W L L L W L W

42-21 27-26 26-14 24-13 16-14 35-6 21-17 24-3 16-14 59-28 18-17

31-28 21-19 49-17 41-0 44-20 41-31 32-16 20-19 42-33 22-17

(Discontinued 1990-2009) 2010 (5-6) Coach: Ray Woodard 9/4 at McNeese State L 30-27 9/11 Webber International W 21-14 9/18 at SE Louisiana W 29-28 9/25 at Stephen F. Austin L 71-3 10/2 Sam Houston State L 38-10 10/9 Langston W 14-0 10/16 South Alabama L 26-0 10/30 at North Dakota L 31-6 11/6 at Georgia State L 23-17 11/13 South Dakota W 24-20 11/20 Okla. Panhandle State W 44-6

9/3 9/10 9/17 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19

2011 (4-7) Coach: Ray Woodard Texas College W at South Alabama L Incarnate Word W *at Southestern La. W *Northwestern State L at Texas State L *Central Arkansas L *at Sam Houston State L *Stephen F. Austin L *at Nicholls W *McNeese State L

58-0 30-8 45-35 48-38 37-17 46-21 38-24 66-0 69-10 34-26 45-17

2012 (4-8) Coach: Ray Woodard 9/1 at Louisiana-Lafayette L 40-0 9/8 Prairie View A&M W 31-0 9/15 at Hawai`i L 54-2 9/22 Langston W 31-0 9/29 *Southesastern La. L 31-21 10/6 *at Northwestern State L 30-23 10/13 McMurry W 52-21 10/20 *at Central Arkansas L 24-14 10/27 *Sam Houston State L 56-7 11/3 *at Stephen F. Austin L 40-26 11/10 *Nicholls W 34-24 11/17 *at McNeese State L 35-0

8/31 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23

2013 (5-7) Coach: Ray Woodard Okla. Panhandle State W at Louisiana Tech L at #12 Oklahoma State L Bacone College W at Grambling State W at Sam Houston State* L #20 Central Arkansas* L at SE Louisiana* L Nicholls State* W at Northwestern St.* L Stephen F. Austin* W McNeese State* L

75-0 27-14 59-3 53-0 27-16 14-3 26-24 56-34 56-34 37-28 46-45 42-38

8/30 9/6 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22

2014 (5-7) Coach: Ray Woodard Grambling State W at #9 Texas A&M L Texas College W Mississippi College W Sam Houston State* L at Abilene Christian* W #9 Southeastern Louisiana* L at Nicholls* W Houston Baptist* W at Central Arkansas* L Incarnate Word* W at #17 McNeese State* W

42-27 73-3 73-0 55-10 42-10 24-21 61-34 63-21 72-14 44-41 (ot) 31-20 27-24

2015 (5-6) Coach: Ray Woodard 9/5 Bacone College W 66-3 9/12 at Baylor L 66-31 9/19 at *Sam Houston State W 49-46 10/1 at *SE Louisiana L 30-27 10/10 *Abilene Christian W 44-28 10/17 at *Northwestern State L 48-35 10/24 *Central Arkansas L 35-17 10/31 *Houston Baptist W 55-7 11/7 Nicholls* L 30-28 11/14 at *Incarnate Word* W 28-21 11/21 McNeese* L 20-14

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Lamar Football Media Information (Area Code 409) Football Pressbox: 880-7489 Main Athletics Number: 880-2248 Media Relations Fax: 880-2338 James Dixon Office: 880-8329 Cell: (936) 552-1171 E-mail: james.dixon@lamar.edu

James Dixon

Assistant AD for Media Relations

Pat Murray

Matt Fowler

Assistant Media Relations Director

MEDIA CREDENTIALS

Press credentials will be granted to media covering Lamar University football on a regular basis. Media covering single games should submit requests at least 24 hours in advance to James Dixon by calling (409) 880-8329, or by e-mailing james.dixon@lamar.edu. Media credentials may be picked up in the LU Media Relations Office (Room 138 of the Montagne Center) one day before the game or at the Gate 2 ticket window of Provost Umphrey Stadium on the day of the game. Press box seating will be granted on a priority basis, with daily newspapers and originating radio and television networks receiving first consideration. We are unable to accommodate children, spouses or other non-working media.

MEDIA PARKING

There will be a limited number of media parking spaces available in Lot A-2 (see map on this page), with media members covering LU on a regular basis being issued assigned parking spots. Visiting media requiring a parking pass need to contact the LU Media Relations Office at (409) 880-8329, with passes being issued the week of the game.

GAME DAY SERVICES

Game programs, fact sheets, and updated statistics will be available in the press box prior to kickoff. Game statistics will be distributed at the end of every quarter. Final box scores and play-by-plays will be available in the press box following the game. Phone lines will be available for transmitting game stories on a first-come, first-served basis. A media meal and beverages will be provided for working media.

Assistant Media Relations Director

Pat Murray Office: 880-2323 Cell: 651-0521 E-mail: pat.murray@lamar.edu Matt Fowler Office: 880-7845 Cell: 937-2060 E-mail: matthew.fowler@lamar.edu

customary 10-minute cooling off period. The Cardinals’ locker room will be CLOSED to the media. Requested players and coach Ray Woodard will be brought to the media room. Media should make arrangements with the visiting SID if they would like to interview that opposing coach.

COVERING PRACTICE

Head coach Ray Woodard will conduct a weekly press conference on Monday afternoons at 2 p.m. from the team meeting room in the Dauphin Athletic Complex. Players will also be brought to the Monday press conference upon request and may be interviewed following Coach Woodard. Media are invited to watch Tuesday practice until 4:30 p.m. when it will then become a closed practice. Players will be made available an hour prior to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday practices. Any other interviews may be scheduled through the LU Media Relations Office. Players will not be taken out of practice to interview under any circumstance.

GAME-DAY INTERVIEWS

Coach Ray Woodard, assisistant coaches and LU players will not be available for pregame interviews.

BROADCAST BOOTHS

Provost Umphrey Stadium has two broadcast booths with one being designated for Lamar’s flagship station, KLVI 560 AM. Another booth is reserved for the station with broadcast rights of the visiting team. Any out-of-town broadcast station should make arrangements through the Media Relations Department at (409) 880-8329.

Mailing/Shipping Address Mailing: Lamar Athletics Department Athletics Media Relations Office P.O. Box 10066 Beaumont, TX 77710 Shipping/Overnight: Lamar Athletics Department Athletics Media Relations Office Montagne Center Room 138 211 Redbird Lane Beaumont, TX 77710

NEWSPAPERS

Beaumont Enterprise: P.O. Box 3071, Beaumont, TX 77704; (409) 838-2806; Mike Tobias, Sports Editor. www.beaumontenterprise.com Port Arthur News: P.O. Box 789, Port Arthur, TX  77640; (409) 984-1218; Bob West, Sports Editor; I.C. Murrell, Football Beat Writer. www.panews.com The Examiner: 795 Willow, Beaumont, TX 77701; (409) 832-1400; Chad Cooper, Sports Editor. www.theexaminer.com Houston Chronicle: 801 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002; (713) 220-7891 www.chron.com Associated Press: 4851 LBJ Freeway, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75244; (800) 442-7189; Jamie Aron, Sports Editor. University Press (campus): P.O. Box 10055, Beaumont, TX 77710; (409) 880-8101 www.lamaruniversitypress.com

TELEVISION

KFDM-TV 6 (CBS): 2955 IH-10 East, Beaumont, TX 77702; (409) 895-4673; Mike Friedman, Sports Director; TBA, Weekends. www.kfdm.com KBMT-TV 12 (ABC): 525 IH-10 South, Beaumont, TX 77701; (409) 838-1212; Dave Hofferth, Sports Director; Ashly Elam, Weekends. www.12newsnow.com

RADIO

KLVI (560 AM): P.O. Box 5488, Beaumont, TX 77702; (409) 896-5555; Jim Love, Program Director; Harold Mann, News/Sports Director. www.klvi.com

POST-GAME PRESS  CONFERENCES

The post-game press conference will be held in the team meeting room of the Dauphin Athletic Complex. It will begin following the

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Date Opponent

Location

Time

Sept. 3

Coastal Carolina!

Beaumont, Texas

7 p.m.

Sept. 10

at Houston!

Houston, Texas

11 a.m.

Sept. 17

Sam Houston State*!

Beaumont, Texas

7 p.m.

Oct. 1

Southeastern Louisiana*!

Beaumont, Texas

7 p.m.

Oct. 8

at Abilene Christian*

Abilene, Texas

6 p.m.

Oct. 15

Northwestern State*!

Beaumont, Texas

6 p.m.

Oct. 22

at Central Arkansas*

Conway, Ark.

6 p.m.

Oc.t 29

Houston Baptist*!$

Beaumont, Texas

6 p.m.

Nov. 3

at Nicholls*

Thibodaux, La.

6 p.m.

Nov. 12

Incarnate Word*!

Beaumont, Texas

6 p.m.

Nov. 19

at McNeese State*

Lake Charles, La.

6 p.m.

All Times Central and Subject to Change Home Games in Bold * Indicates Southland Conference Games $Homecoming !ESPN3

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